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Wacky Words

3.5
(15 votes)
8 questions
English
AI Generated
Test your knowledge of unusual and wacky words in the English language.
1

Which word means 'fear of long words'?

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Arachnophobia

Logophobia

Sesquipedalian

53% got this right

Despite its meaning, the word itself is ironically long.
2

What does 'floccinaucinihilipilification' mean?

To estimate as worthless

To create a mess

To exaggerate importance

To speak nonsense

Hard  17% got this right

It's one of the longest non-technical words in English.
3

'Borborygmi' refers to which bodily function?

Stomach rumbling

Blinking

Hiccuping

Sneezing

39% got this right

It's an onomatopoeic word, imitating the sound it describes.
4

What does 'gobbledygook' mean?

Nonsensical language

Broken machinery

Messy eating

Turkey sounds

49% got this right

It was coined by a US congressman to describe unclear language.
5

'Lollygag' means to do what?

Spend time aimlessly

Dance wildly

Eat candy

Laugh loudly

42% got this right

It's a slang term that originated in the 19th century.
6

What is a 'quockerwodger'?

A wooden puppet

A noisy machine

A strange plant

A type of duck

Hard  29% got this right

It was also used to describe politicians controlled by others.
7

'Nudiustertian' refers to which day?

Day before yesterday

Day after tomorrow

Tomorrow

Yesterday

61% got this right

It comes from the Latin phrase 'nudius tertius'.
8

What does 'taradiddle' mean?

A petty lie

A dance move

A loud noise

A type of food

55% got this right

It's a playful term for a small, insignificant lie.