Forget the scurryfunge, I'm going lunting

Forget the scurryfunge, I'm going lunting

I just found this short list of some forgotten English words. Some of the words are just too fun not to be shared.

  1. purfled: short-winded, especially in consequence of being too lusty (1808)
  2. squizzle: to let squizzle, to fire a gun (1956)
  3. chaddy: full of chads. The bread is chaddy [if] it has been made of meal not properly sifted to get out the husks, fragments of straw, or gritty particles of the mill-stone. (1830)
  4. tooth-saw: a fine frame-saw for sawing off portions of the teeth; used by dentists. (1874-77)
  5. lunting: walking and smoking a pipe (1824)
  6. curglaff: the shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into the cold water (1808)
  7. scurryfunge: a hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time she knocks on the door (1882)
  8. flippercanorious: elegant (1934)
  9. irrisory: addicted to laughing or sneezing (1897)
  10. jirging: the noise too dry shoes make when walked with (1824)
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