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5 English Words That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud.

By Admin | Sep,29 2014 |  | 

It’s not every day that words in a dictionary leave you both laughing and spell bound. But today is one of those days. Here’s a selection of funny sounding words from the English dictionary that you have probably never heard or read before.


  • 1. Billingsgate: [bil-ingz-geyt or, esp. British, -git] (noun)
        Meaning: coarsely abusive language

   Don’t billingsgate if you spell a word wrong. Turn to the Spell Bee Prep Series instead.


  • 2. Bumfuzzle: [buhm-fuhz-uh l] (verb)
        Meaning: Confuse; perplex; fluster


   Were you bumfuzzledwhen you first read this word? It sounds exactly like what it means – confusing.


  • 3. Cattywampus:[kat-ee-wom-puh s, kat-uh-]
        Meaning: askew, awry, kitty-corner

    Sakshi leaves her room cattywampus all the time.


  • 4. Collywobbles: [kol-ee-wob-uh lz] (noun)
        Meaning: stomach pain; queasiness


   Your first stage performance might give you the collywobbles.


  • 5. Taradiddle: [tar-uh-did-l] (noun)
        Meaning: a fib; pretentious nonsense


   Any serious speller knows that there’s no room for taradiddle when it comes to word games.

   Have some funny sounding words that you can’t wait to share? Tell us in the comments below.

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