Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday October 5, 2011
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.
No one ever influenced Tolkien—you might as well try to influence a bandersnatch.
-- Lin Carter, Imaginary Worlds
But while he was seeking with thimbles and care, a bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh and grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair, for he knew it was useless to fly.
-- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.