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Nonsensical speech or writing.

[After "Jabberwocky," a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll.]
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n, pl -wockies
nonsense verse
[C19: coined by Lewis Carroll as the title of a poem in Through the Looking Glass (1871)]
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jabberwocky - nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
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1. Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or language:
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n (inf: = nonsense) → Nonsens m, → Kauderwelsch nt
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JABBERWOCKY 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
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This novel would work well in a book study paired with a graphic novel like Illegal (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018) by Eoin Colfer.--Charla Hollingsworth.
The title is from the Lewis Carroll poem 'Jabberwocky.'
Back to the 60s ON September 1 there will be a whole day of sixties themed entertainment at Rhos on Sea, with big stage on the prom and live performers Jabberwocky, and four piece band The Retros, and guest vocalist Clara Bloom.
ILLEGAL By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin Illustrated by Giovanni Rigano Sourcebooks Jabberwocky $19.99, 127 pages ISBN 9781492662143 eBook available Ages 10 to 14 MIDDLE GRADE
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Designed in 1903 by mathematician and educationalist William Garnett for his family, its design was inspired by Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem Jabberwocky. The four-bedroom Edwardian house is set in large gardens, has a double-height ballroom along with an unusual minstrel gallery.
There will also be performances from The Jabberwocky, Baino and Whistleblower, Atari Teenage Riot, Akala, The Beat and The Orb.
Eight 12-member teams that took part in the inaugural Dragon Boat Race were Nasser Pharmacy (Nasser Avengers), Solidarity, Bahreign of Fire, Bahrain Rugby Football Club (BRFC) Jabberwocky, Friends on Wheels, Blue Tiger, Black Dragon and Fil Am Tri Club (Filipino American Triathlon Club) Pinoy Warriors.
Alice learns she is destined to join forces with the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) and slay the fearsome Jabberwocky, owned by the decapitation-happy Red Queen (a scene-stealing Helena Bonham Carter).