a) A nonce word in s meaning "fabulous and joyous".

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! — Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky

b) Great, wonderful, fabulous.

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  • frabjous — [frab′jəs] adj. [coined by CARROLL Lewis in Through the Looking Glass] Informal splendid; magnificent …   English World dictionary

  • frabjous — /frab jeuhs/, adj. Informal. wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious. [1872; coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass; perh. meant to suggest FABULOUS or JOYOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • frabjous — adj. (Slang) wonderful, fabulous, superb, delicious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frabjous — [ frabdʒəs] adjective humorous delightful; joyous. Derivatives frabjously adverb Origin 1871: coined by Lewis Carroll, appar. to suggest fair and joyous …   English new terms dictionary

  • frabjous — frab·jous …   English syllables

  • frabjous — /ˈfræbdʒəs/ (say frabjuhs) adjective wonderful. {coined by Lewis Carroll in the poem Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass (1872) by a blend of elements of fabulous and joyous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • frabjous — adj. delightful, joyous. Derivatives: frabjously adv. Etymology: devised by Lewis Carroll, app. to suggest fair and joyous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jabberwocky — For other uses, see Jabberwocky (disambiguation). The Jabberwock, as illustrated by John Tenniel Jabberwocky is a nonsense verse poem written by Lewis Carroll in his 1872 novel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, a sequel to… …   Wikipedia

  • Jabberwocky — es un poema sin sentido escrito por el británico Lewis Carroll, quien lo incluyó en su obra Alicia a través del espejo en 1872. Jabberwocky es generalmente considerado como uno de los mejores poemas sin sentido escritos en idioma inglés. Muchas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • frab|jous — «FRAB juhs», adjective. 1. very joyous or happy; fabulous: »a frabjous show, a frabjous comedian. 2. very bad; outrageous; terrible: »a frabjous mistake. ╂[(coined by Lewis Carroll) probably < a blend of fair, fabulous, and joyous …   Useful english dictionary

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