Definition of "pabulum" [pab•u•lum]
- (noun) A substance that gives nourishment; food.
- (noun) Insipid intellectual nourishment: "TV . . . gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” ( Richard Corliss).
Use "pabulum" in a sentence
- "They supposed that the air contained a principle proper for the support and nourishment of life, which they called pabulum vitae."
- "The "pabulum" to which Christie was referring: O'Malley's comments on a recent radio show in which he said Christie's brand of pension reform showed that the New Jersey Republican "delights in being abusive towards public employees.""
- "An architect of the White House's earlier policies dismissed Mr. Bellinger's remarks as "pabulum" from a State Department that is too solicitous of international institutions."