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 your teacher asks you to define a word, what do they want you to do?
- They want you to tell them what the word means.
- They want you to find the word in a book.
- They want you to spell that word right.