splacknuck

noun
splack·​nuck | \ ˈsplakˌnək \
plural -s

Definition of splacknuck

: an odd or peculiar person or animal

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History and Etymology for splacknuck

coined by Jonathan Swift †1745 English satirist as the name of an imaginary animal of approximately human size mentioned in his satire Gulliver's Travels (1726)

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“Splacknuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splacknuck. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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