splacknuck

noun

splack·​nuck
ˈsplakˌnək
plural -s
: an odd or peculiar person or animal

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Apr. 2024.

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