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Weird Words Starting With 'S'

Updated on January 12, 2013

Welcome to Weird Words Starting With 'S'

Are you ready to discover some wonderful words in the dictionary 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 through lack of usage, or more to the point, most folks don't even know they exist.

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

So, without further ado, let's satisfy the appetites of suaviloquists, verbivores, and word-peckers.


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saxify v. to turn to rock or stone

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The Godmother of Gaffes & Glitches waved her wonky wand over the head of Prince Charming to saxify this self-centered swinger who spent his days wooing all the fair maidens he knew to try on a glass slipper that belonged to a pretty hot princess whom he'd met at the annual Bullfrog Ball & Kissing Contest.


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schoenobatist n. tightrope walker

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The show-off schoenobatist had a funny feeling that his tiny pink umbrella would do precious little to protect him if it rained cats and dogs.


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scotch fiddle or scrabbado n. colloquial term for "the itch"

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

Grimbsy Gallimaufry realized that maybe he had picked up a case of scotch fiddle or scrubbado while visiting Paw Beaucoup and her feisty feline friends at the Wildcat Animal Shelter in Good Grief, Idaho.


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Scottish warming pan n. pejorative term for a volatile vapor or a fetid fart

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

I am a man of few words and many Scottish warming pans!


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snawk v. to smell

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

Nimrod Knuckles, a hot-water bottle collector from Cold Foot, Alaska told his prospective employer that he also enjoyed playing snakes and ladders, watching soap operas, and snawking red roses on his days off.


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sollert n. a metallic point-toed shoe worn by knights

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

Sir Lance-A-Lot wondered if his sparkly sollerts would rust from exposure to the rain, sleet, or snow whilst he was out in the frigging forest hunting for heffalumps or damsels-in-distress?


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sphallolalia n. flirtatious talk that leads nowhere

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The dashed dude had to accept the doctor's diagnosis that he suffered from a terminal case of spallolalia and now it was time to put away his blessed bow and arrow for good.


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squiddle v. to waste time with idle talk

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

If truth be told, Truman Treewofe-Trantlemore, a mild-mannered mugwump and professor of pompous puffery couldn't wait to squiddle with the scamps, scallywags and sexegenarian students who signed up for his course on "How to avoid cutting one's tongue or lip while licking a snail-mail envelope".


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steatophygic adj. - having a grand gluteus maximus or a plump posterior

Suggested Use In A Sentence:

The Bad Elf always enjoyed a bit of good cheer, particularly a pint of Santa's special steatogrpygic suds before creating chaos and calamity in the North Pole toy factory.


snarf n., v. (1) the act of laughing while drinking and expelling liquid through one's nose; (2) to fall asleep with one's clothes on

snurl v. to turn up one's nose in scorn

snurt v. to expel mucous when sneezing

snuzzle v. to poke around with one's nose as dogs do


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      3 years ago

      That's 2 clever by half and 2x2 clever 4 me. Thkasn!

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      6 years ago

      shchekotiki: The feeling you get when you finally figure something out :)

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      6 years ago

      Snarge [sna:rj]: The remains of a bird which has collided with an airplane


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