Saturday, February 19, 2011

Great Insults

Webster has a list of some great and rarely used insults.

01. Cockalorum
a boastful and self-important person; a strutting little fellow

02. Lickspittle
a fawning subordinate; a suck-up

03. Smellfungus
- an excessively faultfinding person

04. Snollygoster (different from Snollygaster, btw)
an unprincipled but shrewd person

05. Ninnyhammer
ninny; simpleton, fool

06. Mumpsimus
a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong

07. Milksop
an unmanly man; a mollycoddle (a pampered or effeminate boy or man)

08. Hobbledehoy
an awkward, gawky young man

09. Pettifogger
shyster; a lawyer whose methods are underhanded or disreputable

10. Mooncalf
a foolish or absentminded person

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