9 Funny Words to Improve Your Vocabulary

Before there was "swag" there was "Quagswag," and the world was a better place for it. Learn these nine old-timey funny words and never be labeled a hoddypeak again!

By Brandon Specktor

1. Twitter-Light

Noun: twilight. Last popular in the 17th century.



2. Quagswag

Verb: the act of shaking to and fro. An old British word.



3. Illecebrous

Adjective: alluring, enticing, or attractive. From a Latin word meaning “to entice.”



4. Hoddypeak

Noun: A fool, simpleton, or blockhead.



5. Brannigan

Noun: a drinking bout, spree, or binge. Popular in the 1920s.



6. Perissology

Noun: the use of superfluous verbiage (a.k.a. the act of not shutting up.) Greek.



7. Yemeles

Adjective: careless, heedless, or negligent. Characteristic of one who does not take yeme (care.)



8. Aglifft

Adjective: frightened or alarmed.



9. Widdendream

Noun: a state of mental disturbance or confusion. Scottish.


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