Definition of frabjous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrabdʒəs/


Delightful; joyous: ‘Oh frabjous day!’ she giggled
More example sentences
  • Oh, frabjous day, calloo callay, she chortled in her joy.
  • Oh, callooh, callay, and frabjous day, for this beautiful edition of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece of wordplay has come out in paperback.
  • Amongst the range of styles - from collage to fine brush strokes and joyful splodges - there is something to please all ages including a group of frabjous beasts from Quentin Blake created for this exhibition.



Example sentences
  • So I saw a great movie, had a frabjously fantastic meal with friends, and then I browsed for books.
  • But hey, it didn't matter, because we were all having a frabjously great time and arrived at the same crossroad in less than 3/4 time.
  • And as I galumphed back home in the dark, I heard the sign chortle frabjously after me, ‘Jabberwock for President!’


1871: coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass, apparently to suggest fair and joyous.

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