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bandersnatch

an imaginary wild animal with a fierce (grimmig) nature

TRANSLATION

(ein Fabeltier)

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"In getting exactly what they wanted, the college presidents may find a surprise in the gift package, a bandersnatch, for instance."

(James Ahearn, Most of us have worked at one time or another for a boss we didn't like, The Record (Bergen County, NJ), 11 May 1994)

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know?

Wordwise: this wonderful word was invented by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking Glass" (1871). In addition to its similarity to the Bavarian 'Wolperdinger', bandersnatch can also be used to describe a person with vulgar or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.

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