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.

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2. Quagswag

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

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3. Illecebrous

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

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4. Hoddypeak

Noun: A fool, simpleton, or blockhead.

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5. Brannigan

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

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6. Perissology

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

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7. Yemeles

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

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8. Aglifft

Adjective: frightened or alarmed.

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9. Widdendream

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

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  • Your Comments

    • RJeffery

      Twitterlight should be redefined as the glow given off by a handheld device as the user keys short, trival messages.

      • Rick

        Don’t be a hoddypeak