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frumious

adjective

fuming and furious

Word Origin

invented by Lewis Carroll as blend of fuming and furious

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adj.

1871, coined by Lewis Carroll, who said it was a blend of fuming and furious. He used it in both "Jabberwocky" and "The Hunting of the Snark" (1876).

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