- a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
- an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.
- consisting of or comparable to Jabberwocky; meaningless; senseless.
Origin of Jabberwocky
Examples 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
January 4, 2014
I heard somebody say "Sh," but she started in her toothless Jabberwocky.The Red Rugs of Tarsus
Helen Davenport Gibbons
A setting of Lewis Carroll's immortal "Jabberwocky" shows much rich humor of the college glee-club sort.Contemporary American Composers
After that some Indians came on the scene of action, fierce red men of the forest, and their language was decidedly Jabberwocky.A Little Girl in Old New York
Amanda Millie Douglas
- nonsense verse
Word Origin and History for jabberwocky
1872, nonsense word (perhaps based on jabber) coined by Lewis Carroll, for the poem of the same name, which he published in "Through the Looking-Glass." The poem is about a fabulous beast called the Jabberwock.