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