Definition of bandersnatch
: a wildly grotesque or bizarre individual like teaching metaphysics to a bandersnatch — F. B. Ebersole
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Origin and Etymology of bandersnatch
from Bandersnatch, a fabulous animal in Through the Looking Glass (1872) by Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson) †1898 English mathematician & writer
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