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Etymology 1Edit

Blend of miserable +‎ flimsy


mimsy (comparative mimsier, superlative mimsiest)

  1. (nonce word) A nonce word in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky combining the senses of "flimsy" and "miserable".
    • Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky
      All mimsy were the borogoves.
    • Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark
      Down he sank in a chair—ran his hands through his hair— / And chanted in mimsiest tones.

Etymology 2Edit


mimsy (plural mimsies)

  1. (vulgar, slang) The vagina.
    • Alexis Petridis (2008-08-30), “Nut Jobs?”, in The Guardian[1], retrieved 2008-10-08
      It seems plastic surgery for men is catching up in the lunacy stakes with the world of female plastic surgery, a place where you can fly to LA and get the shape of your vagina changed: what constitutes an appealingly shaped mimsy is something else to be filed under "unanswered questions", next to the one about who wants a huge pair of balls.

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