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Word of the Day 04/20/15 Sesquipedalian

Sesquipedalian (adjective, noun)
sesquipedalian [ses-kwi-pi-dey-lee-uh n, -deyl-yuh n]


adjective, Also, sesquipedal [ses-kwip-i-dl]
1. given to using long words.
2. (of a word) containing many syllables.

noun
3. a sesquipedalian word.

Origin: 1605-15; < Latin sēsquipedālis measuring a foot and a half (see sesqui-, pedal ) + -an

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