- food or sustenance
- nourishment for the mind
Origin of pabulumL: see food
- A substance that gives nourishment; food.
- Intellectual material that is bland, trite, or insipid; pablum: “TV … gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” ( Richard Corliss )
Origin of pabulumLatin pābulum ; see pā- in Indo-European roots.Sense 2, by confusion with pablum
(plural pabula or pabulums)
From Latin pÄbulum (“food, nourishment"), from pÄscÅ (“I feed, nourish").