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Part of speech: noun

Origin: British English, 1871


Invented or meaningless language; nonsense.

Examples of Jabberwocky in a sentence

"The silly poem she wrote to amuse her nieces was a piece of pure jabberwocky. "

"Fantasy books are full of jabberwocky and mythical creatures. "

About Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky is a noun, naming any type of made-up language or nonsense words. It’s also a proper noun, as the title of Lewis Carroll’s 1871 poem, and it can be used as an adjective to describe something meaningless or senseless.

Did you Know?

Jabberwocky is the title of a poem full of nonsense words in "Through the Looking-Glass," Lewis Carroll’s sequel to "Alice in Wonderland." The poem is full of fantastical language, including "bandersnatch," "fruminous," "mimsy," and "snicker-snack." Some words (such as "chortle" and "galumphing") became so popular that they gained the status of "real" words.cccj

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