fnord

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A neologism from the Principia Discordia popularized in the Illuminatus! trilogy.

Noun[edit]

fnord (plural fnords)

  1. A metasyntactic variable, similar to foo and bar.

Interjection[edit]

fnord

  1. (Discordianism) A word (which may or may not be "fnord" itself) commonly held to be invisible to the conscious mind, but subliminally causing a sense of unease or sudden anger when encountered. So used in the Illuminatus! trilogy.
  2. (Discordianism) A word defined as having no definition.