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 โ€˜rounding toโ€™, 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

    โ€˜We'll meet the Marsy boys in the morning. We're in easy wireless touch now. Hope we donโ€™t meet the Jupes first.โ€™โ€ฆ โ€˜You mean the Jupiterians?โ€™

  • 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

    โ€˜Turn to the left and head for our left division,โ€™ 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. Letโ€™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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