8 Funny Words You’d Swear Were Fake

Don’t be a macaronic pronk! (To decode what that means, read on.)

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Friendlily

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It sounds wrong, but—trust us—it’s right! Do you know what it means?

Friendlily

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The definition: To do something in a friendly way. For example: “He friendlily questioned my used of the word friendlily.”

Macaronic

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Looking to find this word on an Italian dinner menu? You won’t. Do you know what it means?

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Macaronic

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It actually refers to when someone mixes two different languages together like, “I quiero a side of meatballs with my macaronic…I’m saying it incorrecto, aren’t I.”

Dongle

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Though this might sound like some new kind of dog toy, it’s not. Do you know what it means?

Dongle

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It's actually a piece of computer hardware that connects a computer to another device.

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Pronk

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Wham! Bam! Pronk? Not so much (unless it’s the sound your made when you bonk someone one the head). Do you know what it means?

Pronk

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Pronk refers to a weak or foolish individual.

Abear

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Not the terrifying kind! Do you know what it means?

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Abear

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This means to endure or put up with, which means you could feasibly say: “I abeared this encounter with a bear!”

Cabotage

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It does not mean: To sabotage with a taxi driver. Do you know what it means?

Cabotage

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It means: coastal navigation.

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Oxter

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Not a hipster ox. Do you know what it means?

Oxter

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Believe it or not, this is an outdated term for “armpit.”

Agelast

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This word does not refer to the fountain of youth. Do you know what it means?

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Agelast

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Rather, it's someone who never laughs.


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