Definition of boojum in English:

boojum

Syllabification: boo·jum
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞ojəm
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

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