Definitions

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  • noun A very small person or being.
  • adjective Very small, diminutive
  • adjective Trivial, petty

Etymologies

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From the name of a fictional island called Lilliput in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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  • Has anybody made a list of eponyms? If not, I would like to start an open list.

    September 3, 2014

  • There are some eponym lists, but don't let that stop you from making your own! You might search a few obvious eponyms to identify other lists.

    September 3, 2014