Meaning of frabjous in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfrabdʒəs/


  • Delightful; joyous.

    ‘‘Oh frabjous day!’ she giggled’
    • ‘Oh, frabjous day, calloo callay, she chortled in her joy.’
    • ‘Oh, callooh, callay, and frabjous day, for this beautiful edition of Lewis Carroll's masterpiece of wordplay has come out in paperback.’
    • ‘Amongst the range of styles - from collage to fine brush strokes and joyful splodges - there is something to please all ages including a group of frabjous beasts from Quentin Blake created for this exhibition.’
    wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, sublime, spectacular, lovely, excellent, fine, delightful, enjoyable, pleasurable


1871 coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass, apparently to suggest fair and joyous.