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bandersnatch

[ban-der-snach]
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noun
  1. an imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
  2. a person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.
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Origin of bandersnatch

coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass (1871)
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Examples from the Web for bandersnatch

Historical Examples

  • We expected to see a Bandersnatch every minute, didn't we, Noël?

    Oswald Bastable and Others

    Edith Nesbit

  • After all, I need a bandersnatch, dont I, to keep me straight?

    The Confounding of Camelia

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • I am sure you look like a bandersnatch; a biting, snarling creature.

    The Confounding of Camelia

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • Any number of natives with knives were preferable to a Bandersnatch.

    Insidekick

    Jesse Franklin Bone

  • There might be things in the Devan Forest worse than a Bandersnatch.

    Insidekick

    Jesse Franklin Bone