Weissnichtwo

noun

Weiss·​nicht·​wo
ˈvīˌsniḵ(t)ˈvō
plural -s
: an indefinite, unknown, or imaginary place

Word History

Etymology

from Weissnichtwo, imaginary city in the satirical work Sartor Resartus (1833–34) by Thomas Carlyle †1881 Scottish essayist and historian, from German weiss nicht wo (I) know not where

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“Weissnichtwo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Weissnichtwo. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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