Pronounced: roo-FESS-unt, adj
Notes: Not a word that I can remember seeing
The word frabjous means “wonderful; delightful”
Our word came into English in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
This is another word created by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass, published in 1871. Note that Through the Looking Glass is the popularly-used title, but the correct title is Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. This was a sequel to Alice in Wonderland (another popular shortening of the actual title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). Our word is considered to be a blend of fabulous, fair, and joyous.