One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An imaginary dangerous animal.
- ‘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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