slithy

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Blend of slimy +‎ lithe

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slithy

  1. A nonce word in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky combining the senses of "slimy" and "lithe".
    • Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
      'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.

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