Full record for Plutonian n.

Definition an inhabitant of Pluto
OED requirements antedating 1931
Earliest cite S. H. Coblentz 'Into Plutonian Depths'
Comment Ralf Brown located and Edward Keyes submitted a 1959 cite from Donald Wollheim's "Secret of the Ninth Planet". Dan Tilque submited a cite from a 1999 reprint of John Varley's 1998 "The Golden Globe". Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from a letter by Robert A. Bradley to Planet Stories. Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of Leslie F. Stone's 1934 "The Rape of the Solar System". Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Will F. Jenkins' "From Beyond the Stars".Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Edmond Hamilton's "Thundering Worlds". Jeff Prucher suggested, and Alistair Durie submitted cites from Stanton H. Coblentz's 1931 "Into Plutonian Depths"

(Note that the planet Pluto was discovered and named in 1930)

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Citations for Plutonian n.

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1931 S. H. Coblentz Into Plutonian Depths in Wonder Stories Q. Spring 323/2 Not less than eight or ten distinguished-looking Plutonians had been summoned for the occasion.
1946 W. F. Jenkins From Beyond Stars in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 88/1 I said, ‘You old Mercurian! You old Plutonian! You want to blow up Earth!’
1947 Planet Stories Dec.—Jan. 121/1 It's going to be a long, long time before we see you again–so goodbye, Bill. Happy hunting! And don't expect the Plutonians to send you back. I'm sending you to Sirius!
1950 ‘L. F. Stone’ Rape of Solar System in Flight Into Space 242 In Space they met, three great armada, armed to the teeth. From the first, Luna's was a losing battle. Together the Martians and Plutonians drove her back, passed on to earth.
1958 W. F. Temple Undiscovered Country in Nebula Sci. Fiction Oct. 58 I hope we learn enough Plutonian to say we're sorry.
1959 D. A. Wollheim Secret of Ninth Planet 168 In their landings, they had found inscriptions on walls and bas-reliefs carved on mountains. They knew from these what the Plutonians had looked like, and they had a suspicion of what had happened.
1977 E. Hamilton Thundering Worlds in Best of Edmond Hamilton 85 Tolarg of Pluto was visible in one section of my televisor screen, speaking from the control-tower on Pluto. ‘All ready,’ the Plutonian reported. ‘In five minutes we start.’
1998 J. Varley Golden Globe 78 What a shame no Plutonians actually came out here for a sleigh ride, or to picnic by the little brooks a-gurgling.