1. n. a fictional monster appearing in the poem "Jabberwocky
" by Lewis Carroll. In the poem, a "beamish boy" slays the Jabberwock by beheading it. The Jabberwock is described as having "eyes of flame", living in a "tulgey wood" and "whiffling" and "burbling" as as it moves. John Tenniel, the original illustrator of the poem, drew the Jabberwock as a bipedal anthropomorphic dragon creature with a long, bending neck, a sucker-like mouth with four comically large and flat incisors, two barbels and two antennae, a fringe of long white whiskers, large hairy talon-like hands (with a thumb and three fingers each) and humanlike feet (with three toes each), pupil- and iris-less eyes, two black wings, a long tail, and a waistcoat.
2. n. made-up words, such as those used by Lewis Carroll in the poem "Jabberwocky".
3. n. a text which exemplifies such made-up words, such as "Jabberwocky", "The Owl and the Pussycat", and everything by Dr. Seuss
4. n. any nonsense or gibberish.
1) The creature is called a "Jabberwock", not a "Jabberwocky". Sorry, Tim Burton.
2) When I read Dr. Seuss I sometimes get confused by all the jabberwock.
3) "The Owl and the Pussycat", from which we have derive the word "runcible spoon
", is a famous jabberwock.
4) Shut your jabberwock! I'm trying to study.