Definition of boojum in English:

boojum

noun

  • An imaginary dangerous animal.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

boojum

/ˈbuːdʒəm/