Top 10… Words I Wish I’d Coined.

26 Feb

 

I love words. Funny words, stupid words, beautiful words. Here is a little run down of the top 10 words I wish I’d coined, and their definitions courtesy of Wiktionary. What are yours?

 

10. Obstreperous.

Adjective.

obstreperous (comparative more obstreperous, superlative most obstreperous)

  1. Attended by, or making, a loud and tumultuous noise; boisterous.
    The obstreperous mirth swiftly turned into yells of dismay.
  2. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.

9. Cantankerous

Adjective.

cantankerous (comparative more cantankerous, superlative most cantankerous)

  1. Stubborn, bad-tempered, cranky, surly, ill-humored, irritable.
    The cantankerous landlord always grumbled when asked to fix something.

8. Hobbledehoy

Noun.

hobbledehoy (plural hobbledehoys)

  1. An awkward adolescent boy.

7. Slangwhanger

Noun.

slangwhanger (plural slangwhangers)

  1. (rare) One who verballyattacks others; normally a politician or editor.
    Ugh, I see that slangwhanger has written yet another rant about our place in this war.

6. Gazump

Verb.

to gazump (third-person singular simple present gazumps, present participle gazumping, simple past and past participle gazumped)

  1. (UK, Australian) To raise the sellingprice of something (especially property) after previously agreeing to a lower one
  2. (UK, Australian) To buy a property by bidding more than the price of an existing, accepted offer

5. Inglenook

Noun.

inglenook (plural inglenooks)

  1. a corner or nook beside an openfireplace
  2. a bench or seat placed in an inglenook

4. Vomitory

Noun.

vomitory (plural vomitories)

  1. The entrance into a theater or other large public venue, where masses of people are disgorged into the stands
  2. (medicine) A substance that induces vomiting

3. Bumbershoot

Noun.

bumbershoot (plural bumbershoots)

  1. (archaic) A whimsical term for an umbrella.
    It smells like rain. Perhaps we should take along a bumbershoot.

2. Logorrhea

Noun.

logorrhea (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, US) An excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words.
  2. (humorous, US) Excessive talkativeness.

1. Wabbit.

Adjective.

wabbit (comparative more wabbit, superlative most wabbit)

  1. (Scottish) exhausted, tired
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One Response to “Top 10… Words I Wish I’d Coined.”

  1. Sian March 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Amazing words haha!! Cantankerous has got to be the best word ever, my friends and I used to use it all the time =D
    Love
    Sian xx

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