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Word of the Day 04/22/20 Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky (noun, adjective)
Jabberwocky [ jab-er-wok-ee ]


noun, plural Jab·ber·wock·ies.
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 Jab·ber·wock [jab-er-wok] .

WORDS RELATED TO JABBERWOCKY
blather, prate, ranting, murmur, blatherskite, nonsense, gabble, drivel, gab, gossip, chatter, prattle, gibberish, jargon, jabber, clamor, twaddle, muttering, jabbering, claptrap

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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR JABBERWOCKY
Lewis Carroll really did introduce the word “chortle” to the English language in his 1871 poem Jabberwocky.
WHY BIG DATA DOESN’T LIVE UP TO THE HYPE|NICK ROMEO|JANUARY 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST

A setting of Lewis Carroll's immortal "Jabberwocky" shows much rich humor of the college glee-club sort.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERS|RUPERT HUGHES

I heard somebody say "Sh," but she started in her toothless Jabberwocky.
THE RED RUGS OF TARSUS|HELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS

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