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Characteristic of the style or content of the writings of the novelist Thomas Pynchon, especially in featuring surrealistic irony or fantasy, or in being densely allusive, convoluted, or verbose.
1970s; earliest use found in Signs. From the name of Thomas Ruggles PynchonJr (b. 1937), American novelist + -esque.
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