Bandersnatch

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Coined by Lewis Carroll in 1863 (see quotation).

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Bandersnatch

  1. An obscure, fictional creature mentioned in one of Lewis Carroll's poems. [from 1863]
    • 1863, Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There[1]:
      T'was brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
      All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.
      Beware the jabberwock, my son.
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
      Beware the jubjub bird, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch