Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sesquipedalian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as sesquipedalian.
  • noun A person or thing a foot and a half high.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Measuring or containing a foot and a half; ; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Measuring or containing a foot and a half.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin sēsquipedālis, of a foot and a half in length : sēsqui-, sesqui- + pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sesqui- (“one and a half”) +‎ pedal (“foot, of the foot”).

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