A fictitious word introduced in Mary Poppins. Thought to be a nonsense word, but it contains elements of real Greek and Latin roots:

  • super: above, over, extreme
  • cali: beauty
  • fragilistic: delicate
  • expiali: to atone, to make amends
  • docious: educable, able to learn

Put together, `supercalifragilisticexpialidocious` translates roughly to `atoning for educability through delicate beauty` or `atoning for extreme and delicate beauty while remaining highly educable`. ...


`Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious` s is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version. Because Mary Poppins was a period piece set in 1910, songs that sounded similar to songs of the period were wanted. .....
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