verb. Flabbergast, or perhaps Verklempt. I lay like a log, Quite flabber-de-gasky’d, as sick as a dog! New Monthly Magazine (1822) No, the OED didn’t use Verklempt in their definition. … Continue Reading ⇒


verb. To live in a remote, rural, or provincial place. Bankrupt scholars, whose parents had been mofussilising in an inordinate degree. Qualk The Circumnavigator, George Augustus Sala (1863) Here’s a word … Continue Reading ⇒


verb. To puff up, to swell. The inflamed gout of polemical controversy..had gumfiated every mental joint and member of that zealous prop of the Relief Kirk. The Ayrshire legatees, John … Continue Reading ⇒


verb.  To take part in a boozing party, to booze. Never boozify a second time with the man whom you have seen misbehave himself in his cups. Blackwood’s Magazine (1824) … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. Mopping Here a large puff and blow, and a swabification of the white handkerchief, while the congregation blow a flourish of trumpets. Tom Cringle’s log, Michael Scott (1833) My … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. The state of having an ache. O, the Pope could dispense with his Cardinalate, and his achage, and his breakage. Queen Mary, Lord Alfred Tennyson (1878) My stomache, dude, … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. One who has scientific knowledge of lice. Mineralogists, astronomers, ornithologists, and lousologists. A memoir by Lady Holland, Sydney Smith (1835) Of all the disrespected professions, lousologists are at the top … Continue Reading ⇒


verb. To hit or smash with a fist. For though your beard do stand so fine mustated, Perhaps your nose may be transfisticated. The letting of humours blood in the … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Fatty; causing fatness. The pinguiferous slice from the salted swine. Tait’s Magazine (1855) If you had told me before that McDonald’s food was pinguiferous, I totally would’ve avoided it. … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. One who loves law. His Bishop [Bp. Wren], that great Thesmophilist. A discourse of proper sacrifice, Sir Edward Dering (1644) Who among you loves law? Or any laws in particular? … Continue Reading ⇒