18 Delightfully Naughty Forgotten English Words We Should Bring Back
As language evolves, new words are born and others die out. In this article we look at some delightful, slightly naughty English words that time has forgotten – maybe you could start your own mini language revival and begin using them in your everyday conversation !
… a satisfying meal; adopted from Old French bouffage
… 1930s slang for a flashily dressed woman.
… of, pertaining to, or having well-shaped or finely developed buttocks
… delightful, amusing. From French chatouiller, to tickle, to provoke with delight.
… to convey away secretly
… intestinal & cranial distress arising from intemperance & debauchery
… nonsense, rubbish, balderdash. The name of an imaginary food fools supposedly liked to eat.
… a merry light-hearted, playful, romping girl
… a 17th century term for an extremely overweight person
… to tumble lewdly with women in open day
… a Middle English word meaning “an incorrigible, dogmatic old pedant,”
…a 16th century word for a bald head, which apparently resembled peeled garlic.
… a hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbour and the time she knocks on the door
… old Scots word for an untidily dressed person.
… to pull about – especially applied to any rough dalliance with a female
… a wine drinker
… a term of contempt; a rogue
… the unpleasant after effects of overindulgence, especially drinking