Definitions

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  • interj. An exclamation meaning "great" or denoting surprise.

Etymologies

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Coined 1993 by Trey Parker in film Cannibal! The Musical as a nonsense word. Later used in episode “The Gift” (May 22, 2001) of TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon, thence popularized by fans.

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  • Strange: The definition is of an enthusiastic interjection yet every usage example makes reference to losing (one's) shpadoinkle. Those users clearly regard it as a noun meaning something like "mind" or "composure."

    The word can be used to enthuse

    But usages tend to confuse.

    It changes like "boink"ll,

    This shifting shpadoinkle,

    And sometimes it's something you lose.

    December 7, 2016

  • A word from the movie "Cannibal!: The Musical". An adjective, exclamation and general word to express emotion.

    "Have a shpadoinkle day!" - greeting

    "She sure is a shpadoinkle horse." - adjective

    June 8, 2009

  • There's a tasty name for a musical!

    October 26, 2007

  • From the the movie "Cannibal: The Musical".

    October 26, 2007