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Weird Words Starting With 'A'

Updated on November 10, 2013

Welcome to Weird Words Starting With 'A'

Have you ever wondered about little lost locutions, you know those wacky or weird words that have rarely seen the light of day?

Given the fact that the English language now has more than a million words under its belt, it's not surprising that there are more than a few words that have gone missing due to lack of usage, or the fact that few folks even know they exist.

With this series, we will feature a few harmless if not hilarious weird words for each letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter 'a'.

The best way to honor these words is to find a place to stick them into casual conversation, to spice up electronic missives, or simply to add a wee bit of pith and vinegar to one's stupifying study on the use of tiddlywinks to fight off the ill effects of corporate bloodletting and team backstabbing.


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Acclumsid (adj.) clumsy, numbed, paralyzed

Suggested use in a sentence:

Having two-left feet gave the light-footed Lothario a distinct advantage over his acutely acclumsid competitor, a web-footed wunderkin by the name of Don Juanabee.


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accubitus: lying together in the same bed, but without any venereal commerce.


Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum - The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten, Toronto, 2000.


Acersecomic (n.) one whose hair has never been cut.

Suggested use in a sentence:

Lopping the locks off the adlubescent acersecomic was more than Bruno from the Bad Hair Boutique had counted on.


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"album nigrum:" The excrement of mice and rats, formerly used both externally and internally as a remedy but now, very properly, abandoned.


Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum - The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten, Toronto, 2000.


Aletude n. the state of being obese, pleasingly plump, or possessing surplus cellulite.

Suggested use in a sentence:

Her bodaciously buxom beans and amusingly ample love handles suggested that the highly engaging if not entertaining Goddess of Girth could do with an amatory aletude adjustment.


All-a-Mort (adv.) confounded, struck dumb

Suggested use in a sentence:

Peter Peter Pumkin Eater was all-a-mort at the thought of losing his vegetarian vixen, which is why stuffing his significant other into a pie shell looked like the best option at the time (and that brings to an end our nursery rhymes for amusement-challenged adults tonight).

Angel Bread

Angel Bread (n.) a purgative cake made from spurge, oatmeal, and ginger.

Suggested use in a sentence:

Angel Bread, the latest addition to Chef on the Run's colonary cuisine menu, is a hit with fleet footed fitness freaks.


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Aquabob (n.) an icicle

Suggested use in a sentence:

If there's one thing Santa Claus can't stand is having to put up with screwups on his sleigh like the appearance of aerodynamically-challenging aquabobs, (which produce far too much drag meaning another four frigging hours of ho-ho-ho-ing on rooftops -- what a bummer).


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Arsy Varsey

Arsy Varsey (v.) to fall head-over-heels

Suggested use in a sentence:

As he thundered happily yet haphazardly down the basketball court, Atilla the Lunk also pondered perplexedly about where he left his long-overdue library book entitled, "How To Contemplate, Cogitate and Connect The Dots" by professional paint-by-numbers artist, Quincy Bouffage, and as fate would have it he went arsy varsey into a popular pink lemonade stand operated by the owner and now deceased, Fred Fluff of Cold Comfort Inn.


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Long Lost Insults: Forgotten English III, Knowledge Cards™
Long Lost Insults: Forgotten English III, Knowledge Cards™

A marvellous way to test your knowledge of long lost insults with friends and foes!

Word Museum - The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten
Word Museum - The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten

An artful and amusing authority on words that have gone AWOL from the English language.

The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things
The Gilded Tongue: Overly Eloquent Words for Everyday Things

You'll never get your knickers in a knot or twist your tongue again if you add these egregiously eloquent words to your vacuous vocabulary!

The Disheveled Dictionary
The Disheveled Dictionary

Now here is one delightfully devilish dictionary you should not be without!


FUNNY FEEDBACK FROM LOST LANGUAGE LOVERS - What's your favorite long lost word in the English language?

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    • theXodus profile image


      6 years ago

      Great idea for a series of lens!

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      6 years ago

      wow very ingenius idea i had a very similar idea gets page rank quick, very smart :)

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      It's not long lost, but I've always loved the word aardvark (did I spell that right?). haha It just sounds so funny to me.

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      7 years ago

      Cool it!!!

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      7 years ago from Belgium

      Ah, an other "dictionary maker". Very funny lenses. I like it.

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      7 years ago

      This is funny. Please read my lens on English language and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      Another great word lense. I was a little tetchy before reading it. Thanks for changing that around. (Tetchy: irritable).

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      7 years ago

      Thanks, I am in desperate need of some laughs.


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