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Definition of Jabberwocky from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Jabberwocky

 
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a famous nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll which first appeared in his book Through the Looking Glass (1872). It describes the hunt for a monster called the Jabberwock, using humorous invented words. Some of these words, including ‘chortle’ and ‘galumph’ are now part of the English language.