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Etymology 1[edit]

Blend of miserable +‎ flimsy


mimsy (comparative mimsier, superlative mimsiest)

  1. (nonce word) A nonce word in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky combining the senses of "flimsy" and "miserable".
    • All mimsy were the borogoves — Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
    • Down he sank in a chair—ran his hands through his hair—/And chanted in mimsiest tones — Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

Etymology 2[edit]


mimsy (plural mimsies)

  1. (vulgar, slang) The vagina.
    • It seems plastic surgery for men is catching up in the lunacy stakes with the world of female plastic surgery, a place where you can fly to LA and get the shape of your vagina changed: what constitutes an appealingly shaped mimsy is something else to be filed under "unanswered questions", next to the one about who wants a huge pair of balls. — Alexis Petridis (2008-08-30), “Nut Jobs?”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], The Guardian, retrieved 2008-10-08

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