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  • adj. A nonsense word.


1871, coined by Edward Lear in runcible spoon, runcible cat, etc. (Wiktionary)



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  • Before there was Doctor Seuss, there was Edward Lear... and the world wouldn't be the same if they hadn't blessed it with their nonsense.

    March 8, 2012

  • From "The Owl and the Pussycat" can not find it anywhere.

    June 9, 2009

  • See runcible spoon (someone has to say that).

    November 22, 2008

  • Thank you, sionnach. I mean, really.

    July 22, 2008

  • My kitchen is full of runcible spoons. For the quinces, don't you know. So, don't be telling me they don't exist. Or I will have to come after you with my vorpal blade.

    July 16, 2008

  • *tearing hair*

    September 27, 2007

  • TRUE. It is an old-timey madeupical word!

    You're going to have to accept that you've been living a lie.

    September 27, 2007

  • What?? Nonsense! Nothing on Wordie is madeupical!

    September 27, 2007

  • This word is, in fact, madeupical.

    September 27, 2007