Sitzriese

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From sitzen (to sit) +‎ Riese (giant).

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Sitzriese m (genitive Sitzriesen, plural Sitzriesen)

  1. A person who appears much taller when they are sitting than when they stand, e.g. because of their being long-waisted or their individual sitting posture.
    Antonym: Sitzzwerg
    • 2013, Uwe Schimunek, Der ermordete Gärtner: Ein Katzmann-Krimi, Jaron Verlag.
      Der Sitzriese zerriss den Zettel und warf die Papierfetzen in einen Bastkorb neben dem Tisch.
      The seated seemingly tall man shredded the note and threw the paper scraps into a wicker rubbish bin next to the table.

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