Bunyanesque

Bunyanesque

[buhn-yuh-nesk]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling the legends about Paul Bunyan.
2.
of immense size or stature, as ascribed to Paul Bunyan or to the other characters, exploits, etc., in the legends about him.
3.
noting, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suggesting the allegorical style of John Bunyan.

Origin:
1950–55; Bunyan + -esque

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