Definition of jabberwocky in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒabəˌwɒki

noun (plural jabberwockies)

[mass noun]
  • Invented or meaningless language; nonsense: the translation was slow and full of jabberwocky
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    • They don't want jabberwocky or gobbledegook going full bore.
    • What sounds meaningful reads like jabberwocky.
    • Penelope describes what this means and the agony and pleasure of streams of jabberwocky issuing forth from a man of words.


early 20th century: from the title of a nonsense poem in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871).

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