Definition of boojum in English:


Syllabification: boo·jum
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞ojəm


An imaginary dangerous animal.
More example sentences
  • Mine seem to vanish as though a plague of boojums is lurking in the corner of my hallway.
  • He stood in the doorway for a few moments, wearing in wide leather trousers, his chest bare but for a chain of boojum claws.


late 19th century: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll.

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