jabberwock

Jabberwocky

[jab-er-wok-ee]
noun, plural Jabberwockies.
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
3.
consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
Also, Jabberwock [jab-er-wok] .


Origin:
coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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jabberwocky (ˈdʒæbəˌwɒkɪ)
 
n , pl -wockies
nonsense verse
 
[C19: coined by Lewis Carroll as the title of a poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)]

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Jabberwocky
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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