So, today my teacher asked me to define or state the meaning of the word “gigglygoobird.” I had to look it up in the dictionary in order to define or explain what it meant, as I had no idea what a gigglygoobird was. The word “gigglygoobird” wasn’t even in the dictionary, so I told my teacher that I was not able to define or give the meaning of that word. He laughed and told me that he hadn’t meant for me to define or put its meaning into words, as he had totally made it up as an April Fools’ Day joke!
Quiz: If a teacher were to ask you to define a word, what would she want?
- She would want you to look through many dictionaries to find out how to use them.
- She would want you to look it up in the dictionary so you could tell her what the word means.
- She would want you to make up the meaning of the word, and then give its opposite meaning too.