Definition of boojum in English:

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boojum

Pronunciation: /ˈbuːdʒəm/

noun

An imaginary dangerous animal.
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.

Origin

1876: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark.

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