Definition of jabberwocky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjabərˌwäkē/

noun (plural jabberwockies)

Invented or meaningless language; nonsense.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: jab·ber·wock·y

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