PRONUNCIATION: (ses-kwi-pi-DAYL-yuhn)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Polysyllabic.
2. Relating to or using long words.
3. Long-winded.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin sesqui- (one and a half) + ped- (foot). First recorded use: 1615.

NOTES: “Sesquipedalian” is a long word about long words. Literally speaking, a sesquipedalian word is one and a half feet long. A related word is sesquicentennial (150th anniversary). Also see sesquipedality.

RESQUIPEDALIAN - to remove to safety an endangered foot

SESQUIPITALIAN - ROMERO (a Rome and a half)

SEXQUIPEDALIAN - making off-color jokes as he walks along