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Weird Words section index

The word weird in this section is interpreted broadly to mean words that refer to obscure or outlandish subjects, are in themselves rare, or which look odd.

A Abacot; Abditory; Abecedarian; Abigail; Able-whackets; Absquatulate; Acersecomic; Acronychal; Acrophony; Adipocere; Adoxography; Adumbrate; Adust; Agelastic; Agrestic; Alamagoozlum; Albertopolis; Alegar and beeregar; Alexipharmic; Aliment; All Sir Garnet; Allision; Ampersand; Anadiplosis; Analemmatic; Anamorphosis; Anatine; Anfractuosity; Animadvert NEW ; Ansated; Ansible; Antelucan; Anthropodermic; Anti-fogmatic; Antimacassar; Apocope; Aposematic; Aposiopesis; Apotropaic; Apozem; Apricate; Arenaceous; Argosy; Aristology; Asparagus; Astrobleme; Astrobolism; Ataraxy; Atrabilious; Attercop; Austringer; Autohagiography.

B Backronym; Bafflegab; Balderdash; Balductum; Banausic; Bankrupt; Bant; Baragouin; Barmecide; Barometz; Bathykolpian; Bedizened; Beghilos; Behove and behoove; Bejuggle; Bellwether; Betwixt; Bezoar; Blackguard; Blackmail; Blatherskite; Blatteroon; Blood and thunder; Bloviate; Blurb; Bodacious; Bodger; Bombilation; Bonzer; Boondoggle; Bootless; Borborygmus; Boscage; Boustrophedonic; Bowdlerise; Bridewell; Brimborion; Brobdingnagian; Bromopnea; Brosiering; Brummagem; Bruxer; Burgoo.

C Cachinnatory; Cacoethes; Cacography; Cad; Cadastral; Cadge; Caitiff; Calenture; Callipygian; Callithumpian; Caltrop; Camelion; Cancrine; Candent; Cantankerous; Cantrev; Carabidologist; Carphology; Carwhichet; Carwichet; Cascabel; Cataglottism; Cataract; Catchpole; Catoptromancy; Cello scrotum; Cenatory; Cento; Ceraunograph; Charabanc; Chatoyant; Cheapskate; Cheat-bread; Chicanery; Chiliastic; Chissicking; Chrestomathy; Chronogram; Chthonic; Chuck-farthing; Chucklehead; Circumbendibus; Clerihew; Clinquant; Cockaigne; Cockamamie; Cockshut; Codology; Codswallop; Cohobation; Colcannon Night; Collop; Collyrium; Collywobbles; Colophonian; Colporteur; Comeuppance; Commash; Concinnity; Conformator; Conkerer; Contumely; Coopering; Copacetic; Corybantic; Costard; Costus; Coulrophobia; Coxcomb; Cribellate; Crimping; Crinkum-crankum; Criticaster; Crosspatch; Cruciverbalist; Cucking-stool; Cucumber time; Culpon; Culprit; Cunicular; Curtain lecture; Cyborg; Cymbocephalic; Cynosure.

D Dactylonomy; Daft-days; Dandiprat; Darg; Deasil; Decussate; Defenestrate; Deipnosophist; Deliquescent; Deray; Derring-do; Destrier; Digamy; Digladiation; Discombobulate; Divagation; Donnybrook; Doohickey; Doryphore; Dozenal; Dracontology; Droogish; Drunkard's cloak; Dulcarnon; Dumbbell; Dumbledore; Dwile flonking; Dydler.

E Eagre; Ecdysiast; Edacious; Egyptian days; Eleemosynary; Ell; Emmet and grockle; Empasm; Emuscation; Enchiridion; Engastrimyth; Ensorcelled; Epeolatry; Epilimnion; Epizeuxis; Ergophobia; Erumpent; Esculent; Estovers; Esurience; Etaoin shrdlu; Etheromaniac; Eximious; Eyot.

F Facinorous; Factotum; Fandangle; Fanfaronade; Fantods; Farb; Fardel; Fawn; Feghoot; Ferret; Fescennine; Festucine; Fidimplicitary; Filemot; Fimbriated; Financephalograph; Flabbergasted; Flagitious; Flapdoodle; Flavicomous; Fletcherise; Flibbertigibbet; Floccinaucinihilipilification; Florilegium; Fogou; Foison; Folderol; Foofaraw; Foudroyant; Franglais; Frigorific; Fritinancy; Frontispiece; Froward; Fugleman; Fuliginous; Funambulist; Furbelow; Fustigate; Fustilugs.

G Gaberlunzie; Gadzooks; Gafiate; Gainsay; Galanthophile; Galimatias; Galligaskins; Gallimaufry; Gallivant; Gamp; Gander month; Ganderflanking; Gantlope; Garbler; Garboil; Gargalesis; Garth; Gazebo; Gazump; Geis; Gelotologist; Gibbous; Gimcrack; Ginglyform; Gist; Glebe; Gnathonic; Gobbledygook; Gobemouche; Gobo; Godwottery; Gomer; Gonfalon; Gong farmer; Gongoozler; Gooding; Gorbellied; Gormagon; Gossypiboma; Gowk; Gowpen; Grangerise; Grawlix; Gremial; Gremlin; Griffonage; Grimoire; Grok; Groze; Guddling; Guiser; Gurning; Guy Fawkes night; Gyre.

H Haberdasher; Haggard; Ha-ha; Halcyon; Halt; Handfasting; Handsel Monday; Haplology; Haptic; Harum-scarum; Haruspex; Hearth-money; Hebdomadal; Hebesphenomegacorona; Hebetude; Hedera; Heiligenschein; Heterography; Higgledy-piggledy; Higgler; Hippodroming; Hircocervus; Hobbledehoy; Hocus-pocus; Hodening; Hodmandod; Hoity-toity; Hokey-pokey; Honeyfuggle; Honorificabilitudinitatibus; Hoosegow; Hornswoggle; Houghmagandy; Hoyden; Hugger-mugger; Humdudgeon; Humicubation; Humongous; Hwyl; Hyetal; Hyperborean; Hypnobioscope; Hypnopompic.

I Ice house; Ichthyophagous; Idioticon; Ignivomous; Ignoramus; Illeism; Impignorate; Imposthume; In silico; Incalescence; Incarnadine; Incunabulum; Inenarrable; Infra dig; Infundibulum; Inglenook; Ingrained; Insinuendo; Interrobang; Inwit; Isabelline; Ishkabibble; Ixnay.

J Jackalope; Jackanapes; Jactitation; Jaculation; Janus-faced; Jiggery-pokery; Jingoism; Jobation; Jobbernowl; Jobsworth; Jocund; Jollop; Jorum; Josser; Jumentous.

K Kakistocracy; Katzenjammer; Kelemenopy; Kerfuffle; Killick; Kinetoscope; Kith; Knucker.

L Labretifery; Lackadaisical; Lagan; Lagniappe; Larrikin; Latrociny; Leechcraft; Leiotrichous; Lemniscate; Leucipottomy; Lexiphanic; Limitrophe; Linhay; Linsey-woolsey; Lipogrammatist; Lippitude; Liripipe; Lithophone; Logan stone; Logocidal; Logodaedalus; Lollapaloosa; Lollygag; Lorinery; Lucubration; Ludibrious; Lustrum; Lycanthropy.

M Macaronic; Machicolation; Macilent; Maggot; Magiric; Magnoperate; Maieutic; Makebate; Malapert; Malarkey; Mallemaroking; Maloik; Manavilins; Manicule; Mansuetude; Manticore; Maritorious; Marmalise; Mastigophorous; Materteral; Mattoid; Maundy; Megilp; Merrythought; Mesmerise; Metagrobolise; Metemptosis; Metoposcopist; Mimsy; Misanthrope; Mithridate; Mongo; Mononymous; Mooreeffoc; Mortsafe; Mournival; Mudlark; Mugwump; Mulct; Muliebrious; Mulligrubs; Mumchance; Mumping; Mundungus; Musterdevillers; Mutoscope; Myrmidon.

N Namby-pamby; Natiform; Naysayer; Nepenthes; Nescient; Niddering; Nidicolous; Nihilartikel; Nincompoop; Ninnyhammer; Nipcheese; Nipperkin; Nomophobia; Nosopoetic; Nostoc; Nous; Nubbing-cheat; Nuciform; Nugiperous; Nut-crack night; Nychthemeron; Nye; Nympholepsy.

O Oaf; Obdiplostemonous; Obnubilate; Oche; Octothorpe; Odd; Odd-shoe boy; Olitory; Ombre; Omnium-gatherum; Omphaloskepsis; Onomasticon; Onomatopoeia; Onychophagist; Ooglification; Oojah; Opisthograph; Opodeldoc; Opusculum; Orismology; Orotund; Orrery; Ostrobogulous; Overweening; Oxter; Oyez.

P Pace egg play; Palimpsest; Pall-mall; Palpebrous; Pandiculation; Panglossian; Panjandrum; Panking pole; Panorama; Pantechnicon; Paralipsis; Paraphernalia; Paraprosdokian; Paregoric; Paroemiological; Pastinaceous; Patibulary; Pavonine; Pecksniffian; Pelf; Percontation; Perissology; Peristeronic; Perverb; Petard; Petrichor; Pettifogging; Phantasmagoria; Pharology; Phenology; Phrop; Picadil; Picayune; Piepowder; Pigwidgeon; Pilcrow; Pilgarlic; Pillaloo; Pinchbeck; Pinguescence; Pitmatic; Plat; Plenilune; Plug-ugly; Pocillovy; Pogonotrophy; Poltroon; Poodle-faker; Popinjay; Poppycock; Poppysmic; Portolan; POTUS; Pound; Preantepenultimate; Preposterous; Prestidigitator; Prick-me-dainty; Pridian; Prodnose; Prognosticate; Prolegomenon; Protologism; Pulchritudinous; Purdonium; Pusillanimous; Pyknic.

Q Quidnunc; Quillon; Quincunx; Quinion; Quinquagenary; Quocker-wodger; Quodlibet.

R Rambunctious; Rannygazoo; Rantipole; Rasorial; Rebarbative; Recumbentibus; Refocillate; Retronym; Rhadamanthine; Rhapsodomancy; Rhine; Rhinotillexomania; Rhopalic; Richard Snary; Rigmarole; Ripsnorter; Robinsonade; Rodomontade; Roister-doister; Roo; Roscid; Rumbledethumps; Rusticate.

S Sabermetrician; Sabrage; Saggar; Salmagundi; Sapid; Sarcophagus; Sardoodledom; Saturnalia; Scacchic; Scalene; Scallywag or Scalawag; Sciolist; Scobberlotcher; Scofflaw; Scombroid; Scrimshaw; Scrumping; Scrumptious; Scutching; Seersucker; Selmelier; Semordnilap; Sennight; Sequacious; Serendipity; Sesquipedalian; Sferics; Shemozzle; Shenanigan; Siccity; Simoleon; Singultient; Sisyphean; Sitooterie; Skedaddle; Skew-whiff; Skillygalee; Skimble-skamble; Skimmington; Skulduggery; Slangwhanger; Sledging; Slipshod; Slubberdegullion; Slumgullion; Smaragdine; Smellfeast; Smouch; Snarge; Sneap; Snickersnee; Snollygoster; Sobriquet; Sockdolager; Somniloquent; Sooth; Sophrosyne; Spanghew; Spatterdashes; Sphairistike; Sphexish; Sphragistics; Spifflicate; Spissitude; Spondulicks; Sponging-house; Squabash; Staddle; Stammel; Standing pie; Stannator; Steganography; Sternutatory; Stillicide; Stotting; Stramonium; Strickle; Struthonian; Stultiloquy; Stylite; Subfusc; Succedaneum; Supererogation; Supernaculum; Surrebutter; Swan-upping; Swazzle; Swoose; Symploce; Synaesthete; Syzygy.

T Tabnabs; Tagarene; Taghairm; Talaria; Tantivy; Taradiddle; Tatterdemalion; Tautochrone; Tawdry; Teetotum; Teknonymy; Teleplasmic; Tergiversate; Termagant; Tetrapyloctomy; Thaumaturgy; The longest word; Thelemic; Therianthrope; Thrasonical; Tiffin; Tilly-vally; Tintamarre; Tintinnabulation; Titch; Titivil; Titubation; Tolfraedic; Tolley; Tontine; Toploftical; Tosticated; Totter; Tourbillion; Trebuchet; Triacle; Tripudiate; Triskaidekaphobia; Truckle; Truepenny; Trussell; Tufthunter; Tumbarumba; Turdiform; Turducken; Turgescent; Turlough; Twitterpated.

U Ugsome; Ullage; Ultimo; Ultracrepidarian; Umami; Umbrage; Umpty; Umquhile; Understrapper; Unipedal; Unobtainium; Urtication; Usufructuary.

V Vaccary; Vaccimulgence; Valetudinarian; Velleity; Vellicate; Velocipedist; Venery; Verecund; Vexillology; Vilipend; Vinolent; Virescent; Volitation; Volvelle; Vomitorium; Vril.

W Wait; Wanion; Wardour Street English; Wassail; Waywiser; Wayzgoose; Welkin; Whiffler; Whilom; Widdiful; Wigg; Williwaw; Will-o’-the-wisp; Willy-nilly; Wiseacre; Wittol; Wobbegong.

X Xenoglossy; Xeric.

Y Yaffle; Yale; Yclept; Yealm; Yuletide.

Z Zany; Zemblanity; Zenzizenzizenzic; Zograscope; Zymurgy.

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