MEANING: adjective: Prim; feeble; affected.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Lewis Carroll in 1855 in a poem he published in his periodical Mischmasch. An extended version of this poem appeared as Jabberwocky in his novel Through the Looking-Glass in 1871. A blend of miserable + flimsy.

WIMSY - Dorothy Sayrs' fictional detctive

MIMOSY - like the aromatic Persian Silk tree Albizia julibrissin

MMSY - irresistably delicious