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Jabberwocky

[ jab-er-wok-ee ]
/ ˈdʒæb ərˌwɒk i /
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noun, plural Jab·ber·wock·ies.

a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.

adjective

consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.

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Also Jab·ber·wock [jab-er-wok]. /ˈdʒæb ərˌwɒk/.

Origin of Jabberwocky

Coined by Lewis Carroll in Jabberwocky, poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)
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British Dictionary definitions for Jabberwocky

jabberwocky
/ (ˈdʒæbəˌwɒkɪ) /

noun plural -wockies

nonsense verse
C19: coined by Lewis Carroll as the title of a poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)
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