Alice-in-Wonderland [ al-is-in- wuhn-der-land] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com resembling a dream or fantasy; unreal: an Alice-in-Wonderland world of incompleted projects and wishful thinking. Origin of Alice-in-Wonderland
First recorded in
1920–25 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a story for children (1865) by Lewis Carroll.
Alice in Wonderland.
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British Dictionary definitions for alice-in-wonderland Word Origin
C20: alluding to the absurdities of Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's book
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alice-in-wonderland in Culture Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(1865) A book by Lewis
Carroll. Alice, a young girl, enters Wonderland by following the White Rabbit down his hole and has many strange adventures there. She meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the grinning Cheshire cat, and the tyrannical Queen of Hearts. Through the Looking-Glass is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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