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Nonsensical speech or writing.

[After "Jabberwocky," a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll.]


n, pl -wockies
nonsense verse
[C19: coined by Lewis Carroll as the title of a poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)]


(ˈdʒæb ərˌwɒk i)

n., pl. -wock•ies. (sometimes cap.)
writing or speech with nonsensical words.
[coined by Lewis Carroll in “Jabberwocky,” poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)]
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Noun1.jabberwocky - nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning


1. Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language:


n (inf: = nonsense) → Nonsens m, → Kauderwelsch nt
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