Definition of boojum in English:


Line breaks: boo¦jum
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːdʒəm


  • An imaginary dangerous animal.
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    • 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.


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

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