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