Made Up Words
75+ Hilarious Made Up Words...

75+ Hilarious Made Up Words

Made Up Words

Language is constantly evolving. New words are added to the English language every year. Most of these come from slang and pop culture. Some even come from famous authors. Either way, some of these words have made it into Webster’s Dictionary to become official words. Here is everything you need to know about made up words, their definitions, and where they originated: 

What are made up words called?

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When two words are blended to create a new word, they are called portmanteau words. Some examples are brunch, which combines breakfast and lunch, or guesstimate, which is a combination of guess and estimate. Made up words can also be referred to as neologism. This term can refer to an already established word, which has recently gained a new meaning, as well.

Funny Made Up Words In The English Language

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You don’t have to search any further for hilarious words to add to your vocabulary! The words below aren’t real, but they are creative. Feel free to say them the next time you’re deep in conversation with someone else!

Blamestorming

This happens when you’re trying to figure out who’s most to blame when a problem arises.

Caroma

This is a combination of car and aroma. It means something smells in the car. 

Cellfish

This is someone who pays more attention to their phone than the people in the room with them.

Chairdrobe

This is when you pile all your clothing on a random chair instead of hanging everything up.

Chiptease

This is when your chip bag contains more air than chips.

Dudevorce

This is when two men end a friendship. 

Dullema

This is a boring dilemma, like when you’re stuck between two mundane choices. 

Epiphinot

This is when you have an epiphany that isn’t all that great. 

Errorist

This is someone who is repeatedly wrong. 

Flawsome

This is when you know you have flaws but still think you’re awesome. 

Fauxpology

This is when someone gives you a halfhearted, fake apology. 

Internest

This is when you create a nest of blankets for yourself while browsing the internet. 

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Metox

This is when you take a detox from obsessing over yourself. 

Narcisexual

This is the type of person who is only attracted to themselves. 

Nerdjacking

This is when someone rambles about a passion no one else in the room shares. 

Nonversation

This is a pointless conversation that goes nowhere. 

Pregret

This is when you have regret over something you didn’t even do yet. 

Preteentious

This is a pretentious preteen. 

Suckrifice

This is when you make a sacrifice that really sucks.

Textpectation

This is when you’re anticipating an important text or note. 

Typerventilate

This is when you send multiple texts in a row, extremely quickly. 

Unlighten

This is when you learn something that makes you feel even dumber.

The Best Famous Made Up Words

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There are writers who have invented brand new words in their novels, scripts, and poems. Here are some famous made up words from movies and pieces of literature:

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

This is from Disney’s Cinderella. It’s a line in a song sung by her fairy godmother.

Boredom

Charles Dickens invented this word in Bleak House. Of course, it means the state or feeling of being bored.

Chortle

Lewis Carroll invented this word in Through the Looking Glass. It means to laugh in a gleeful way.

Dreamscape

Sylvia Plath coined this word. It means a landscape or scene with the strangeness or mystery characteristic of dreams.

Dinglehopper

This word comes from The Little Mermaid movie. It’s a word the main character used to describe a fork because she didn’t know the real term.

Freelance

Sir Walter Scott invented this word. It means someone is working for different companies at different times rather than being permanently employed by one company.

Feminist

Alexandre Dumas invented this word. It means someone who believes in equal rights for men and women.

Heffalumps

This is a creature from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.

Hard-Boiled

Mark Twain invented this word in a speech. It means tough and cynical.

International

Jeremy Bentham created this word. It means existing, occurring, or carried on between two or more nations.

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Luggage

William Shakespeare invented this word, as well as bump and eyesore.

Meme

This word was invented all the way back in 1976 by Richard Dawkins.

Mimsy

This word is from Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol, who also wrote Alice in Wonderland.

Nerd

Dr. Seuss created this word in If I Ran The Zoo.

Nerkle

This is another made up word from Dr. Seuss.

Pandemonium

John Milton coined this word in Paradise Lost. It means wild and noisy disorder or confusion.

Quidditch

This is a famous game from Harry Potter where you try to score a point with a ball and broom.

Robot

Karel Capek coined this word.

Runcible

This is from The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear.

Scaredy-Cat

Dorthy Parker invented this word in the 30s. It means someone who is extremely afraid of something.

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Scientist

Reverend William Whewell created this word. It is someone who systematically gathers and uses research and evidence.

Snozzwangers

This word is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Snark

This word originally comes from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll. It is an imaginary animal, and is used to refer to someone or something that is difficult to track down.

Sploosh

This is from Holes by Louis Sachar. It means to splash or cause to splash about uncontrollably.

Slithy

This is from the book Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. It means smooth and active.

Slishity-Slosh

This word comes from Rain by Shel Silverstein. It means to move around noisily in the bottom of a container.

Scrumdiddlyumptious

This word come from The BFG by Roald Dahl. It means delicious or extremely tasty.

Supercalifragilistic-expialidocious

This is a famous word from the movie Mary Poppins.

Truffula

This word is from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. These are a type of tree with yellow or white-and-black striped bark. They have a large tuft at the tops which can be knitted into a Thneed.

Tween

The author of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, invented this word. However, he was referring to twenty-somethings.

Workaholic

Dr. Wayne E. Oates invented this word. It means a person who compulsively works hard and long hours.

Yahoo

Jonathan Swift invented this word in Gulliver’s Travels.

Smart Sounding, New Words

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Use these words the next time you’re talking to a friend or family member. They’ll think you’re a genius!

Afterclap

This describes the last person who claps after everyone else has stopped. 

Askhole

This is used to describe someone who asks a lot of stupid, obnoxious questions. 

Beerboarding

This is when you get information out of someone while drunk.

Bedgasm

This is a feeling of euphoria as you climb into bed after a long day. 

Carcolepsy

This is when a passenger falls asleep as soon as a car starts moving. 

Doppelbanger

This is when you hook up with someone who looks exactly like you. 

Destinesia

This is when you forget where you’ve been going or why. 

Eglaf

This word has no meaning. It can replace any other word. 

Hiberdating

This is when someone ignores their friends in order to focus on their partner.

Masturdating

This is when you go out to the movies or dinner alone. 

Nomonym

This is used to describe a food that tastes like another food. 

Unkeyboardinated

This is when you make repeated mistakes while typing. 

More Made Up Words

The English language is already confusing. No one will notice when you use words that aren’t actually in the dictionary. Here are some more made up words you should add to your vocabulary:

Confrazzled

This is when you’re confused and frustrated at the same time.

Flunge

This describes a fluffy sponge.

Gruntled

This is similar to disgruntled.

Grob

This word describes awkward silence.

Hattitude

This is when you have an attitude while wearing a hat.

Huggle

This is a combination of a hug and a cuddle.

Outrance

This is the opposite of an entrance.

Puffalope

This is a padded, puffy envelope.

Scrittle

This is when you tickle a cat behind the ears.

Squuzling

Use this when looking at something confusing.

Trilemma

This is when you have to choose between three options.

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