Jupiterian n.

a native or inhabitant of the planet Jupiter

Now rare.


  • 1855 Vermont Phoenix 17 Feb. 4/3 page image

    It will be a very interesting spectacle to see the earth β€˜rounding to’, with her head to the air, off Jupiter, while the moon is sent off laden with mails and passengers for the planet, to bring back the return mails and a large party of Jupiterians going to attend a grand prize fight in the ring of Saturn.

  • 1907 N.Y. Times Magazine 25 Aug. 7/3

    β€˜We'll meet the Marsy boys in the morning. We're in easy wireless touch now. Hope we don’t meet the Jupes first.’… β€˜You mean the Jupiterians?’

  • 1923 F. Wright Adventure in the Fourth Dimension in Weird Tales Oct. 70/3 page image Farnsworth Wright bibliography

    He is a Jupiterian, and as such he is infinitely superior to you and me.

  • 1931 C. Constantinescu War of the Universe in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 548/1 page image Clinton Constantinescu bibliography

    β€˜Turn to the left and head for our left division,’ shouted the great Jupiterian.

  • 1941 D. A. Wollheim in Cosmic Stories Mar. 129 page image Donald A. Wollheim

    Please use literate terminology for the names of planet dwellers. Let’s have no Mercutians, Venutians, Plutians, Jupiterians or Terrestrials running around. There are more accurate terms.

  • 1949 H. Guth Signal Red in Planet Stories Fall 70/2 Henry Guth bibliography

    Captain Menthlo, a silver-mustached Jupiterian, broad, huge, yet crushable as a beetle, talked while his hands manipulated a panel of studs in the control room.

  • 1965 M. Reynolds Of Godlike Power in Worlds of Tomorrow July 21/2 page image Mack Reynolds bibliography

    Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and the Buddha were among those who loused up the true religion revealed to them by the Jupiterians.

  • 1997 V. Vawser Letter in Scientific American Apr. 10/2

    The one directly across from me nodded and conveyed mentally that he was from Venus. he was blue-eyed and blond. The Jupiterians look like our Japanese; Martians our German.

Research requirements

antedating 1855

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "The Lost World".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Henry Guth's "Signal Red".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Samuel A. Peeples, David A. Kyle, and Martin Greenberg's "A Dictionary of Science Fiction".
Fred Shapiro, in a review of Brave New Words, mentioned a 1907 example in the NY Times.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1855 cite from a local Vermont newspaper.

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