Vocabulary: frabjous


Title: Keeper
Author: Kathi Appelt
Sentence: Oh frabjous day, calloo callay.
Page: 264

Word: frabjous
Definition:
  • [Informal] wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious.
  • Origin: 1872; coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass; perhaps meant to suggest fabulous or joyous
   Source: Dictionary.com

Was not expecting a seagull in the story to be quoting from Jabberwocky.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.
 — Jabberwocky

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