Definitions

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  • adjective Sharp or deadly.
  • adjective role-playing games, of a blade Having a special power making decapitation likely.

Etymologies

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Coined by Lewis Carroll in the poem Jabberwocky to describe a sword.

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  • coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky: "the vorpal blade went snicker-snack."

    December 1, 2007

  • Twas brilling...

    December 1, 2007

  • ooh, I think you might mean "brillig."

    So glad to see there are many other fans of "Jabberwocky"!

    December 1, 2007

  • I just think it's alsome that the right Rev. Louis Dodgson wasn't afraid to admit he was a Dungeons & Dragons fan and use a reference to a vorpal blade.

    October 8, 2008

  • Charles Dodgson :)

    October 8, 2008

  • Sure. Next you'll be telling me that he died before D&D was invented.

    October 9, 2008

  • No way. He totally invented D&D.

    October 9, 2008