They sure are silly to say.
When you think about it, some words in the English language can sound pretty interesting. And when we say “interesting” we really mean weird and wacky. But hey, that’s what makes them fun, right? So if you’re someone who loves incorporating silly words into your everyday conversations, you’re in luck because we rounded up 105 funny words you can start using today that you’ve probably never even heard of.
Your friends and family may seem completely flummoxed when they hear you use some of these words, but they’ll really just be impressed you know them at all. And while lots of the words we compiled may sound like we made them and they’re fake, we guarantee they are 100% real. We even added in their definitions so you’ll know exactly what they mean and how you can use them when you’re talking or texting someone.
Take a peek below and get ready to add 105 funny words to your vocabulary. Just try not to titter when you’re actually using them IRL.
105 Funny Words
You might hear your grandparents use this funny word that refers to being confused or perplexed.
This is an activity runners do when they change between sprinting and jogging.
This isn’t a typo, it means “always” or “all the time.”
You may think this is some sort of sound, but it’s actually a word that means “plot of land.”
You can use this word when you’re talking about a commotion.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a food. Instead, it’s a drop of mucus hanging from someone’s nose.
Have you ever wondered what the symbol used for division in a math problem is called? Well, now you know!
When someone is drunk, you can describe them using this silly word.
This fun word is another word for “umbrella.”
Replace the word “giggle” or “laugh” with this word when you want to impress someone.
Not to be confused with the word “snicker,” a “smicker” means to look amorously after someone.
This is a word that means “big hook.”
You might hear an older person call a young, overly confident person this long, wacky word.
“Salopettes” is a word used to describe a pair of high-waisted skiing pants that has shoulder straps.
This refers to a person who steals books.
This describes a person who eats/drinks while they’re laying down — so basically anyone who snacks while watching Netflix is an “accubation.”
This word describes a person that is messing around and doing something that isn’t useful.
Anyone who is currently learning the alphabet can be referred to as this — so basically all kindergarteners.
Someone who uses this word in a sentence is likely saying they were tricked into doing something.
While this might sound like a pet’s name, it really is a word that means “sickeningly cute.”
When you want to get across that you were shocked about something, you can use this.
If someone is always super-concerned about how their outfit looks, you can refer to them as “foppish.”
No, this isn’t a type of animal, it’s actually a direction and means the same thing as saying something is catty-corner from something else.
This word is used when somebody is inexperienced in something, usually referring to the use of the internet or a video game.
While people may call this symbol a hashtag (#), its real name is an “octothorpe.”
This is when you talk in a way to someone where you try to impress them in a friendly and lively way.
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This is what you’d call someone who is afraid of finishing anything.
Don’t mistake this for Tyra Banks’ coined word “smize.” A “smaze” is what you get when there is a combination of smoke and haze.
This is the loud, wailing sound that bagpipes make. Who knew?
This is a cute and shortened form of the word “adorable.”
Instead of saying “alas!” you can say this goofy word.
This is a funny word that means something is moving in the wrong direction/counter-clockwise.
This word refers to a thick layer of fat.
This describes a quantity of something, usually food.
This has nothing to do with cartoons and everything to do with decor and how a place is decorated.
A person who is super old-fashioned and doesn’t want anything to do with modern trends would be called this.
While this might sound like gross food, it actually means the same thing as the word “gibberish.”
This is a term that means “choppy seas.”
You can use this word when you’re talking about having a mix of random and various items.
This describes something that looks like it’s about to fall apart.
A person who has trouble making a decision- big or small- is called this word.
This means you’re completely confused.
Otherwise known as a warning cry.
The next time you have a stomachache, you can use this word.
This word is used to describe coarse language.
This means “ASAP.”
This is a cheap meat stew.
A look of unfriendly disposition.
This word is used when you’re describing a group that is shouting out in joy together.
This basically refers to wasting your time.
This is what a hole that is in a barrel or cask that you pour the liquid through is called.
A person who is silly and irresponsible can be referred to as this.
Believe it or not, this is the name of a southern-style cornbread.
If you want to describe something that is snobby-elegant, use this.
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One might say that calling a foul on a basketball player during a game when they flop is a pretty “namby-pamby” rule.
Instead of saying you have “rubbish” or “knickknacks” in your house, you can use this word to tell others you have small objects that have no real value.
This isn’t a piece of clothing. Believe it or not, it’s used to describe the sound of two vowels when they are joined together, like the sound of the “oy” in joy.
This is another word to describe feeling nauseous.
You’ll see a lot of these small trees in Australia and New Zealand.
A mischievous child would be described with this word.
This is a herb with a flower head that is very prickly.
This is a Yiddish word that basically means “backseat driver.”
This is what you’d call a gadget that is both a smartphone and a tablet.
Sorry guys, but this word is used when you’re talking about a guy who is used to being coddled or pampered.
Someone who's dressed in ragged clothes.
While this word sounds like it’d have something to do with laughing, it’s actually a word for a long and dangerous knife.
You can use this when someone is speaking nonsense.
This is what you call a dog that is the mix of a beagle and a pug.
Nope, this isn’t made up. It’s a soup that’s made with flour, veggies and meat paste.
You can probably imagine Jack Sparrow using this word to describe a member of his crew that was a rascal.
When someone is speaking in nonsense and with words that make no sense, you use this word.
If you’re someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, then you’re known as a “teetotaler.”
This is another word that means “to run away.”
You’d probably never guess it, but this is a small cylindrical bead made from polished shells.
This has nothing to do with your spleen and actually everything to do with a small fern that grows on rocks and walls.
You can use this word the next time you hear a really loud noise.
This word is used when you want to explain that something someone is talking about is a lie or over-exaggerated.
You use this word when you want to refer to something that whirls or revolves.
If you want to say that someone is frightened, use this word instead.
This is a tiny shoot growing from the root of a plant.
When you forget what something is called, you can use this word.
This word is so odd that it may sound fake, but it refers to a silly and talkative person.
This word describes a leap you do in the air when you have an arched back and stiff legs.
This has nothing to do with giving pigs a bath. It’s a word you use when someone believes something, like a superstition, is fake.
When you want to use a word that means “nothing,” use this one.
A mouthpiece of a recorder or another type of similar wind instrument is called this.
This word may sound silly, but you use it to describe someone who is not friendly.
Can you believe this word means “violent winds that blow in polar latitudes?”
Residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are called this nickname.
This is a T-shaped tool that is used to remove water from floors and windows.
This is what you’d call a small object or gadget if you forgot its real name.
You’d never guess it, but this means transporting passengers or goods between two places in the same country.
If something is “deckled,” it means it has paper edges that were cut by hand.
This word was used a lot in the 1870s and was meant to describe the rustling sound that a long dress made.
The next time you see a company trying too hard to win over a customer with an advertisement, you can call them this.
This has nothing to do with animals, but instead means you endured something.
This is what you call a person who walks in front of you when you’re in a crowd.
This means the same as the word “deceive.”
This is another word used to describe a clumsy person.
This doesn’t mean a person isn’t a person anymore. It’s a word you use to describe a person that has been erased because of their misbehavior.
This is something that is not normal.
Meaning "very recently" or relating to the day before yesterday.
"The estimation of something as worthless," it's also one of the longest words in English.
Kissing and cuddling.
It's a dish of meat and vegetables that's very satisfying to say.
An overexcited response to something.