List of Unpleasent and Silly Names

Definitions of mean, cruel English nick-names that I found on Merriam-WebsterOnline. Aren’t they just lovely?

Cockalorum: a boastful and self-important person
Lickspittle: a fawning subordinate
Smellfungus: a fault-finding person
Ninnyhammer: a wimp, sissy, ninny
Milksop: a wimpy man
Pettifogger: a dishonest lawyer
Mooncalf: a naive, foolish person
Dodgy: false or dishonest; causing a lack of trust or confidence
Shirty: angry; irritated
Chuffed: quite pleased; delighted
Peckish: hungry
Stroppy: touchy; belligerent
Dogsbody: one who is obliged to do menial work; a drudge
Shambolic: obviously disorganized or confused
Wonky: awry; wrong
Bollocks: nonsense
Hard Cheese: tough luck (often used interjectionally)
Prat: a stupid or foolish person
Twee: affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint
Knackered: tired, exhausted
Jiggery-pokery: dishonest or suspicious activity; nonsense
Plonk: cheap or inferior wine
Chunter: to talk in a low inarticulate way: mutter
Whinge: to complain fretfully: whine
Boffin: a scientific expert and especially one involved in technological research
Pukka: genuine, authentic; first-class
Gormless:lacking intelligence; stupid

Now I better not hear complains of siblings being tortured with these cruel names. Or I will come and use them on you. Understood?



8 thoughts on “List of Unpleasent and Silly Names

  1. I’ve heard “peckish” several times… not always in a bad sense though…

    Shambolic is a word?!

    We use wonky… but NOT on people! :p

    Twee… hmm…

    Gormless… That’s a word for you. I wonder who came up with that?

    I promise not to use these on my siblings… and if I do, I’ll be sure to tell you, so you can punish me rightfully. :p


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