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Weird Words Starting With 'O'

Updated on January 13, 2013

Welcome To Weird Words Starting With 'O'

Are you ready to discover a few little lost locutions? What the heck are we talking about? Weird words that have rarely seen the light of day that's what.

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.

Today we are featuring a few harmless if not hilarious words that begin with the letter 'O'.

The best way to honor these words is to find a place to stick them into casual conversation, to spice up boring emails, or to impress your foes in a friendly game of "Scrabble".


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oblectation n. enjoyment, pleasure

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

Puff, the magic-mushroom-impaired dragon, hated living by the sea and frolicking in the autumn mist of Eek, Alaska so he moved to Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky to kick back, put his feet up, and engage in his favorite oblectations: lighting up weeds grown on his back forty and drinking like a fish (which was pretty hard to do since he had no gills).

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obambulate vb. to wander about

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The Queen of Quagmire's most prized possession was a magic magic mace that would answer any question asked of it; actually, it also came in handy during any interaction with dweebs, dingbats or dunces which happened frequently when she obambulated beyond the confining walls of her sandcastle and swamp filled with forty frightful fairies and and a horde of angry artichokes looking for something called, "truth, justice, and the American way."


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odam n. a son-lin-law

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

God-Dam had a problem with his cosmic clan, particularly with one obstreperous odam who had a peculiar penchant for wearing short skirts and frilly tops revealing his body hair.


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oinomancy n. divination, or foretelling the future using wine

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

Although Wilbur had not yet mastered the art of oinomancy, he had however met a vintage vixen named Marilyn Merlot, which more than made up for the $149.95 he had plunked down to learn who would be the next world tiddlywink champion, when to take a trip to the moon and play among the stars, or where he might find the Yellow Brick Road.


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omphaloskepsis n. navel-gaazing

Suggested Use In a Sentence:

Since living for the past five decades on the planet Dingleberry (situated on the outskirts of the Milky Way and populated by eight thousand eyesores plus a band of bucktoothed beavers), the hubristic homo-sapien has evolved and given new meaning to the term omphaloskepsis.


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ordure n. dung, excrement, manure, filth

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The odor of ordure left no doubt that in the mind of Uncle Sam that he was deep doo-doo, but the big question was, how come he had to clean up the mess left behind by the bull market?

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