The obscure word of the week is sciapodous

This week’s obscure English word is sciapodous.

It means someone who has big feet. You could say ‘Bigfoot is sciapodous’, but it might be redundant in that sense.

In point of fact, many words with ‘pod’ in them could refer to feet, drawing from the ancient Greek ‘pod’, as in foot. Take ‘podobromhidrosis’, for example, which term Frank Zappa used to introduce one of his songs. The title of that particular ditty, ‘Stinkfoot’, basically summed up what the term means.

But back to sciapodous. Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

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