250+ Funn, Cool and Interesting Words

All writers love language. And we especially love fun words, don’t we? Some have funky spellings, tongue-twisting turns, a satisfying “ooh”…and some sound too hilarious to be true! So I’ve put together a list of favorite fun words that I’ll add to periodically. Have fun, lexicon lovers!

  1. abecedarian
  2. abracadabra
  3. adagio
  4. aficionado
  5. agog
  6. akimbo
  7. alfresco
  8. aloof
  9. ambrosial
  10. anemone
  11. aplomb
  12. apoplectic
  13. appaloosa
  14. archipelago
  15. atingle
  16. avuncular
  17. azure
  18. balderdash
  19. bafflegab
  20. bamboozle
  21. barnstorming
  22. befuddled
  23. berserk
  24. blob
  25. blockhead
  26. boffo
  27. bombastic
  28. boondoggle
  29. bozo
  30. braggadocio
  31. brouhaha
  32. bucolic
  33. buffoon
  34. bulbous
  35. bumbledom
  36. bumpkin
  37. bungalow
  38. cacophony
  39. cahoots
  40. calliope
  41. candelabra
  42. canoodle
  43. cantankerous
  44. caterwaul
  45. catawampus
  46. chichi
  47. chimerical
  48. chimichanga
  49. chitchat
  50. claptrap
  51. clishmaclaver
  52. clodhopper
  53. cockamamie
  54. cockatoo
  55. codswallop
  56. comeuppance
  57. conundrum
  58. convivial
  59. copacetic
  60. cornucopia
  61. cowabunga
  62. coxcomb
  63. crestfallen
  64. cuckolded
  65. curlicue
  66. demitasse
  67. denouement
  68. diaphanous
  69. digeridoo
  70. dilemma
  71. dillydally
  72. dimwit
  73. diphthong
  74. dirigible
  75. discombobulated
  76. dodecahedron
  77. doodad
  78. doohickey (this is what I call a library due date card)
  79. doppelganger
  80. ebullient
  81. effervescence
  82. egads
  83. eggcorn
  84. ephemeral
  85. extraterrestrial
  86. finagle
  87. fandango
  88. festooned
  89. fez
  90. fisticuffs
  91. flabbergasted
  92. flapdoodle
  93. flibbertigibbet
  94. flummoxed
  95. flyaway
  96. foofaraw
  97. fopdoodle
  98. fortuitous
  99. fracas
  100. frangipani
  101. frippery
  102. froufrou
  103. fussbudget
  104. futz
  105. gadfly
  106. gadzooks
  107. gallimaufry
  108. gazebo
  109. gewgaw
  110. gibberish
  111. gobbledygook
  112. gobsmacked
  113. goosebump
  114. gorgonzola
  115. gossamer
  116. grandiloquent
  117. guffaw
  118. haberdashery
  119. haboob
  120. halfwit
  121. hambone
  122. harumph
  123. heebie-jeebie
  124. hemidemisemiquaver
  125. highfalutin
  126. hijinks
  127. hillbilly
  128. hippocampus
  129. hobbledehoy
  130. hodgepodge
  131. hogwash
  132. hooligan
  133. hootenanny
  134. hornswoggle
  135. hubbub
  136. hullabaloo
  137. humbug
  138. humdinger
  139. huzzah
  140. hyperbole
  141. idiosyncrasies
  142. igloo
  143. indubitably
  144. interrobang
  145. jabberwocky
  146. jacuzzi
  147. jargogle
  148. jitney
  149. juggernaut
  150. juxtaposition
  151. kaleidoscope
  152. kerfuffle
  153. kerplunk
  154. kismet
  155. knickerbocker
  156. knickknack
  157. kumquat
  158. lackadaisical
  159. lagoon
  160. lambasted
  161. lampoon
  162. limburger
  163. logjam
  164. logorrhea
  165. lollapalooza
  166. lollygag
  167. lugubrious
  168. lummox
  169. machinations
  170. maelstrom
  171. magnificent
  172. malapropism
  173. malarkey
  174. mayhem
  175. mellifluous
  176. menagerie
  177. miasma
  178. milquetoast
  179. misanthrope
  180. mishmash
  181. mojo (also a character in THE MONSTORE)
  182. mollycoddle
  183. monsoon
  184. mulligatawny
  185. murmuration
  186. nincompoop
  187. nitwit
  188. nomenclature
  189. numbskull
  190. onomatopoeia
  191. orotund
  192. oxymoron
  193. pachyderm
  194. pagoda
  195. palindrome
  196. palomino
  197. panache
  198. pandemonium
  199. pantaloons
  200. parabola
  201. parallelogram
  202. persimmon
  203. persnickety
  204. pettifogger
  205. phalanx
  206. phantasmagorical
  207. phylactery
  208. pizzazz
  209. plethora
  210. pogo
  211. pollywog
  212. pomposity
  213. poppycock
  214. portmanteau
  215. potpourri
  216. pusillanimous
  217. quinzee
  218. quixotic
  219. raconteur
  220. ragamuffin
  221. rapscallion
  222. razzmatazz
  223. rejigger
  224. rendezvous
  225. resplendent
  226. ricochet
  227. rigmarole
  228. riposte
  229. ruffian
  230. sabayon
  231. sassafras
  232. scalawag
  233. schadenfreude
  234. schlep
  235. scintillating
  236. scrofulous
  237. scrumdiddlyumptious (Dahlism)
  238. scuttlebutt
  239. serendipity
  240. shenanigans
  241. skedaddle
  242. skullduggery
  243. slapdash
  244. slipshod
  245. smorgasbord
  246. sojourn
  247. splendiferous
  248. squeegee
  249. squooshy
  250. staccato
  251. succotash
  252. supercilious
  253. superfluous
  254. Svengali
  255. swashbuckler
  256. swizzlestick
  257. synchronicity
  258. syzygy
  259. talisman
  260. taradiddle
  261. tchotchke
  262. telekinesis
  263. thingamabob
  264. thingamajig
  265. tintinnabulation
  266. tomfoolery
  267. trapezoid
  268. ululation
  269. umlaut
  270. usurp
  271. uvula
  272. verisimilitude
  273. vermicious (well, if I included one Dahlism, why not another?)
  274. vertigo
  275. verve
  276. vivacious
  277. vuvuzela
  278. wanderlust
  279. whippersnapper
  280. wigwam
  281. wisenheimer
  282. woebegone
  283. xylophone
  284. yokel
  285. yo-yo
  286. zaftig
  287. zeitgeist
  288. zenzizenzizenzic (yes, this is a word! look it up!)
  289. zephyr
  290. zeppelin
  291. ziggurat
  292. zigzag
  293. zoom