24 Old English Words




24 Old English Words :


1. Bedward = heading for bed


2. Billingsgate = abusive language and curse words


3. Brabble = to argue loudly about matters of no importance


4. Crapulous = condition of feeling ill as a result of too much eating / drinking


5. Elflock = hair that is tangled, as if it has been matted by elves


6. Erstwhile = things that are not current and that belong to a former time rather like the word itself


7. Expergefactor = something that wakes you up is an expergefactor.


8. Fudgel = the act of giving the impression you are working when really you are doing nothing.


9. Groke = to stare intently at someone who is eating, in the hope that they will give you some


10. Grubble = to feel or grope around for something that you can’t see


11. Hugger-mugger = a fun way to describe secretive or covert behavior


12. Hum durgeon = an imaginary illness


13. Jargogle = to confuse or jumble


14. Lanspresado = a person who arrives somewhere, having conveniently forgotten their wallet or having some other complicated story to explain why they don’t have money with them


15. Mumpsimus = an incorrect view on something that a person refuses to let go of


16. Quagswag = to shake something backwards and forwards


17. Rawgabbit = a person who likes to gossip confidentially about matters that they know nothing about


18. Snollygoster = a person who has intelligence but no principles


19. Snottor = wise


20. Trumpery = Things that look good but are basically worthless


21. Uhtceare = lying awake worrying before dawn


22. Ultracrepidarian = a person who takes every opportunity to share their opinion about things they know nothing about


23. Zwodder = Being in a drowsy, fuzzy state, after a big night out perhaps


24. Cockalorum = A small man with a big opinion of himself


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