Jabberwocky


Jabberwocky
/jab"euhr wok'ee/, n., pl. Jabberwockies, adj.
n.
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.
adj.
3. consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
Also, Jabberwock /jab"euhr wok'/.
[coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)]

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