Charles Dodgson's nonsense word, found in 'Jabberwocky'. Approximates to a 'copse' or 'glade' but with connotations of paludality or murkiness.
"All mimsy were the borogoves
And the mome raths outgrabe"
An extinct kind of parrot. They had no wings, beaks turned up, and made their nests under sundials; lived on veal.
A thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round — something like a live mop.
The first ‘o’ in ‘borogoves’ is pronounced like the ‘o’ in ‘worry’.
Jeebus dude, you look as mimsy as a borogove