karass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in the novel Cat's Cradle.

Noun[edit]

karass (plural karasses)

  1. A network or group of people who, unknown to themselves, are somehow affiliated or linked, specifically to fulfill the will of God.
    • 1963, Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle
      We Bokononists believe that humanity is organized into teams, teams that do God's Will without ever discovering what they are doing. Such a team is called a karass by Bokonon []

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