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!
Noun: twilight. Last popular in the 17th century. Also add these uncommon English words that we don't use—but really should!—into your lexicon.
Verb: the act of shaking to and fro. An old British word. Does "swag" ring a bell? These funny words were added to the dictionary this decade!
Adjective: alluring, enticing, or attractive. From a Latin word meaning "to entice." Love learning new words? Check out these ways you can improve your vocabulary in just one day.
Noun: A fool, simpleton, or blockhead.
Noun: a drinking bout, spree, or binge. Popular in the 1920s. There's plenty more where that came from: These 25 words will also make you instantly funnier.
Noun: the use of superfluous verbiage (a.k.a. the act of not shutting up.) Greek.
Adjective: careless, heedless, or negligent. Characteristic of one who does not take yeme (care.) Start using these 10 almost-extinct words before they're gone for good!
Adjective: frightened or alarmed.
Noun: a state of mental disturbance or confusion. Scottish. For some more vocabulary boosters, check out these old-fashioned words that make you sound smart.