26 Strange English Words Your Teacher Might Not Know

Have you ever tried on winkle pickers or salopettes? Is what people say about French women and their oxtertrue? Do your friends say you bibble too much!? Have you ever had zoanthropy and thought you were a giraffe?

Confused, Ha?  Do not fear! I have done it on purpose, and instead have provided you with a list of 26 strange words and their meanings.

Do you have a favorite strange word in English? Help us make this list longer by leaving the word and its definition in the comments section below!

agastopia

n. – admiring a part of someone’s body

bibble

v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink with loud noise

cabotage

n. –  checking the cosatal area; the  right of a country to control the air traffic over their land

doodle sack

n. – old English  for bagpipe

erinaceous

adj. – of, related to, or being like a hedgehog

firman

n. –( Turkey and some other Asian countries)  a decree  given by the sovereign

gabelle

n. – a tax that people must pay on salt

halfpace

n. – a part of a staircase where the stair turns in a different  direction of the lower stair.

impignorate

v. – to pawn  something

jentacular

adj. – related to breakfast

kakorrhaphiophobia

n. – fear that you might fail

lamprophony

n. – loudness and clearness of saying something

macrosmatic

adj. – having a good sense of smell

nudiustertian

n. – the day before yesterday

oxter

n. – outdated word for “armpit”

pauciloquent

adj. – saying few words; concise in speech

quire

n. – 24 sheets of paper

ratoon

n. – small shoot that grows from the root of a plant

salopettes

n. – high-waisted skiing pants that have  shoulder straps

tittynope

n. – a small amount  of something that is left

ulotrichous

adj. – with wooly or curly hair

valetudinarian

n. – a weak person, especially one who is always and worried about his or her health

winklepicker

n. – a pair of  shoes or boots in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe

xertz

v. – to swallow down quickly and greedily

yarborough

n. – hand of playing cards having no card above a nine

zoanthropy

n. – a mental problem with which a person who believes that he/she is an animal

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  3. Anonymous May 14, 2014 at 14:15 - Reply

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