A nonsense word from Lewis Carroll's 1874 poem, "The Hunting of the Snark," where it appears in the last line.
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.
once considered, "normal" man, he came to America in 1606 aboard John Smith
's boat, a long with 105 other men, which landed in Jamestown. After a terrifing sting ray scare at Sting Ray Point, VA
. They headed inland, when getting off the boats the crew and John Smith were attacked by atlatls
used by the natives. All remaining crew members fled back to the boat, but one man stayed behind inorder to begin a new life. The natives took him in and he greeted the Spirit of Nature. The Spirit of Nature asked the man to transport very valuable gem stones. This was very nessassary for these gem stones to be carried inland by a white man so the natives wouldnt be caught dead will such valuable items. The man continued across modern day Virginia and into current day Galax, VA. After arriving at Steven's Creek, The Spirit of Nature appeared and blessed him with the power to feel the vibrations and the complexion of the mountains and the ability to sense the swift moving waters as it speaks it mood. As He began his descent towards the southeast mountains, he senses an oddity, an irregularity within the mountains. The Red Shirts new about this and they began to chase him down, now they were novices to the mountais and we very poor at their orientation. The man used his skills in the great smoke mirrors to confuse and disorient the Red...
1.) A spirit of a man killed by a mill accident. He is said to haunt a person if they tread on the same spot that he died. In most cases, it is told that he visits the tent of the camper who walked on his place of death
2.) A term sometimes used to describe a person who lurks and/or creeps.
"Who's coming to our camp tonight?"
"I heard the Boojum is coming tonight!"
"Do you see that boojum character lurking outside the day-care?"
Noun-Term used in the late 50's to refer to females. Pronounced boojum.
There's some fine boogum in that town. She's my boogum. Got some strange boojum last night.