cloud-cuck·​oo-land ˌklau̇d-ˈkü-(ˌ)kü-ˌland How to pronounce cloud-cuckoo-land (audio)
: a realm of fantasy or of whimsical or foolish behavior

Word History


translation of Greek nephelokokkygia

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloud-cuckoo-land was in 1899


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“Cloud-cuckoo-land.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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