tulgey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nonsense coinage by Lewis Carroll.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtʌl.d͡ʒi/, /ˈtʌl.ɡi/
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Adjective[edit]

tulgey (not comparable)

  1. Thick, dense, dark (originally in reference to a wood).
    • 1871: The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, / Came whiffling through the tulgey wood — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-glass
    • 1973: I battled for a while with Professor Aschloch's tulgey prose – only German poets have ever written lucid German prose – then closed my eyes, wondering bitterly which of my enemies the nice American worked for. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 69)