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