jabberwocky


jabberwocky

noun, plural Jab·ber·wock·ies.

  1. a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
  2. an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.

adjective

  1. consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.

noun plural -wockies

  1. nonsense verse

1872, nonsense word (perhaps based on jabber) coined by Lewis Carroll, for the poem of the same name, which he published in “Through the Looking-Glass.” The poem is about a fabulous beast called the Jabberwock.

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