Pronounced: DEM-ee-rep, noun

Notes: I ran across this word in a book

Yesterday’s word

The word bandersnatch is

  • a fast and ferocious wild creature
  • an uncouth or bizarre person
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word was created by Lewis Carroll to refer to a fictional creature in Through the Looking-Glass, which was published in 1871.

Rejected word

I was considering the word inveigh (to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently; to rail), but I knew the definition and decided to skip it. The origin was also pretty standard. The most interesting thing is that the word ‘invective’ comes from the same root as our word.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: