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  • IPA(key): /ˈwʌn.də(ɹ).ful̩/, /ˈvʌn.də(ɹ).ful̩/


wonderfool (comparative more wonderfool, superlative most wonderfool)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of wonderful, representing non-native English.
    • 1839, Charles Mathews, Memoires, page 260
      [] It's quite wonderfool hoo the deevil he gets through it all.” (Whispering in his ear) “I am surprised too; but I did it all myself.”
    • 1867, Charles Dickens, All the Year Round Volume 18, page 536
      Fresh, ardent, yet woise, oh so woise, he tell me 'ou to manage my lands, an oder wonderfool tings!
    • 1992, Tristan Jones, Adrift, page 257:
      Then one French-American sous-chef, still in his white kitchen gear, climbed down from the cockpit, where he had been inspecting the cabin, peering inside, murmuring, "wonderfoolwonderfool, ze workmansheep!"
    • 1998, James Howard Kunstler, Home from nowhere: remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first Century, page 179:
      Whenever approached by some unctuous bell captain as to my reason for occupying a chair for such a long time, I would reply in an all-purpose "foreign" accent (part Bela Lugosi, part Charlie Chan) "Merry Chreestmas. America it is a wonderfool country," and then they generally left me alone.
    • 2009, Sue Limb, Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England, page 195:
      Marie-Louise emerged from the girls' tent, wrapped in a fleece. She sat down by Jess. "It is wonderfool now zat Jodie is feelingue bettair," she said.
    • 2012, Chloe Rayban, Mwah-Mwah, Bloomsbury Publishing →ISBN, page 126
      'Come and swim,' he said to me. 'Ze water eez wonderfool.'