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100 Funny Words in EnglishRobert Beard's The 100 Funniest Words in English contains the 100 funniest words in English 50 of which are listed below. There are easily 1000 funny words in English (maybe more depending on how you measure funniness) but we think this book contains the best selection based on his experience as a reader and writer over the past four decades.

Each word's definition, usage problems, and history are written up in the book, and each are accompanied by hilarious examples taken from the lives of such characters as Lucinda Head, Maud Lynn Dresser, Phil Anders, William Arami, and Marian Kine. Try some free pages below, then get the full treatment in the book, now on sale at this website.

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The list below tells you what the funniest words in English are; to learn them and how to weave them into your conversations, you'll need the book. Buy a copy today and get ready to roar with laughter over how we speak. To add The 100 Most Beautiful Words to your purchase, choose "Add to Cart" below, then click the book title here when you return.
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Here are the words, described as only 'Dr. Goodword' can describe them, that you will find in the book. The definitions below are not those in the book but much simpler ones. Click the first five for the first five actual entries in the book. Then get the other 95 (or so) at this site or at one of the bookstores above.

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The 100 Funniest Words in English
Abibliophobia The fear of running out of reading material.
Absquatulate To leave or abscond with something.
Allegator Some who alleges.
Anencephalous Lacking a brain.
Argle-bargle A loud row or quarrel.
Batrachomyomachy Making a mountain out of a molehill.
Billingsgate Loud, raucous profanity.
Bloviate To speak pompously or brag.
Blunderbuss A gun with a flared muzzle or disorganized activity.
Borborygm A rumbling of the stomach.
Boustrophedon A back and forth pattern.
Bowyang A strap that holds the pants legs in place.
Brouhaha An uproar.
Bumbershoot An umbrella.
Callipygian Having an attractive rear end or nice buns.
Canoodle To hug and kiss.
Cantankerous Testy, grumpy.
Catercornered Diagonal(ly).
Cockalorum A small, haughty man.
Cockamamie Absurd, outlandish.
Codswallop Nonsense, balderdash.
Collop A slice of meat or fold of flab.
Collywobbles Butterflies in the stomach.
Comeuppance Just reward, just deserts.
Crapulence Discomfort from eating or drinking too much.
Crudivore An eater of raw food.
Discombobulate To confuse.
Donnybrook An melee, a riot.
Doozy Something really great.
Dudgeon A bad mood, a huff.
Ecdysiast An exotic dancer, a stripper.
Eructation A burp, belch.
Fard Face-paint, makeup.
Fartlek An athletic training regime.
Fatuous Unconsciously foolish.
Filibuster Refusal to give up the floor in a debate to prevent a vote.
Firkin A quarter barrel or small cask.
Flibbertigibbet Nonsense, balderdash.
Flummox To exasperate.
Folderol Nonsense.
Formication The sense of ants crawling on your skin.
Fuddy-duddy An old-fashioned, mild-mannered person.
Furbelow A fringe or ruffle.
Furphy A portable water-container.
Gaberlunzie A wandering beggar.
Gardyloo! A warning shouted before throwing water from above.
Gastromancy Telling fortune from the rumblings of the stomach.
Gazump To buy something already promised to someone else.
Gobbledygook Nonsense, balderdash.
Gobemouche A highly gullible person.
Godwottery Nonsense, balderdash.
Gongoozle To stare at, kibitz.
Gonzo Far-out journalism.
Goombah An older friend who protects you.
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