Fun Cool Interesting Amazing Words

All writers love language. And we especially love fun, amazing 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. accoutrements
  4. adagio
  5. aficionado
  6. agita
  7. agog
  8. akimbo
  9. alfresco
  10. aloof
  11. ambrosial
  12. amok
  13. ampersand
  14. anemone
  15. anthropomorphic
  16. antimacassar
  17. aplomb
  18. apogee
  19. apoplectic
  20. appaloosa
  21. apparatus
  22. archipelago
  23. atingle
  24. avuncular
  25. azure
  26. babushka
  27. bailiwick
  28. bafflegab
  29. balderdash
  30. ballistic
  31. bamboozle
  32. bandwagon
  33. barnstorming
  34. beanpole
  35. bedlam
  36. befuddled
  37. bellwether
  38. berserk
  39. bibliopole
  40. bigmouth
  41. bippy
  42. blabbermouth
  43. blatherskite
  44. blindside
  45. blob
  46. blockhead
  47. blowback
  48. blowhard
  49. blubbering
  50. bluestockings
  51. boing
  52. boffo (boffola)
  53. bombastic
  54. bonanza
  55. bonkers
  56. boondocks
  57. boondoggle
  58. borborygmus
  59. bozo
  60. braggadocio
  61. brainstorm
  62. brannigan
  63. breakneck
  64. brouhaha
  65. buckaroo
  66. bucolic
  67. buffoon
  68. bugaboo
  69. bugbear
  70. bulbous
  71. bumbledom
  72. bumfuzzle
  73. bumpkin
  74. bungalow
  75. bunkum
  76. bupkis
  77. burnsides
  78. busybody
  79. cacophony
  80. cahoots
  81. calamity
  82. calliope
  83. candelabra
  84. canoodle
  85. cantankerous
  86. catamaran
  87. catastrophe
  88. catawampus
  89. caterwaul
  90. chatterbox
  91. chichi
  92. chimerical
  93. chimichanga
  94. chitchat
  95. clandestine
  96. claptrap
  97. clishmaclaver
  98. clodhopper
  99. cockamamie
  100. cockatoo
  101. codswallop
  102. collywobbles
  103. colossus
  104. comeuppance
  105. concoction
  106. conniption
  107. contraband
  108. conundrum
  109. convivial
  110. copacetic
  111. corkscrew
  112. cornucopia
  113. cowabunga
  114. coxcomb
  115. crackerjack
  116. crescendo
  117. crestfallen
  118. cryptozoology
  119. cuckoo
  120. curlicue
  121. curmudgeon
  122. demitasse
  123. denouement
  124. desperado
  125. diaphanous
  126. diddly-squat
  127. digeridoo
  128. dilemma
  129. dillydally
  130. dimwit
  131. diphthong
  132. dirigible
  133. discombobulated
  134. dodecahedron
  135. doldrums
  136. donkeyman
  137. donnybrook
  138. doodad
  139. doohickey (this is what I call a library due date card)
  140. doppelganger
  141. dumbfounded
  142. dumbwaiter
  143. dunderhead
  144. earwig
  145. eavesdrop
  146. ebullient
  147. effervescence
  148. egads
  149. eggcorn
  150. egghead
  151. elixir
  152. ephemeral
  153. epiphany
  154. eucatastrophe
  155. extraterrestrial
  156. finagle
  157. fandango
  158. festooned
  159. fez
  160. fiasco
  161. fiddle-footed
  162. fiddlesticks
  163. finicky
  164. firebrand
  165. fishwife
  166. fisticuffs
  167. flabbergasted
  168. flapdoodle
  169. flibbertigibbet
  170. flimflam
  171. flippant
  172. floccinaucinihilipilification
  173. flophouse
  174. flotsam
  175. flummery
  176. flummoxed
  177. flyaway
  178. flyspeck
  179. folderol
  180. foofaraw
  181. foolhardy
  182. foolscap
  183. footloose
  184. fopdoodle
  185. fortuitous
  186. fracas
  187. frangipani
  188. freewheeling
  189. fricassee
  190. frippery
  191. frogman
  192. froufrou
  193. fuddy-duddy
  194. fussbudget
  195. futz
  196. gadfly
  197. gadzooks
  198. gallimaufry
  199. gangplank
  200. gangway
  201. gargoyle
  202. gasbag
  203. gazebo
  204. gazpacho
  205. gewgaw
  206. genteel
  207. ghostwriter
  208. gibberish
  209. gimcrack
  210. gizmo
  211. glabella
  212. glitch
  213. globetrotter
  214. gobbledygook
  215. gobsmacked
  216. goosebump
  217. gooseflesh
  218. gorgonzola
  219. gossamer
  220. grandiloquent
  221. greenhorn
  222. guffaw
  223. gumshoe
  224. guru
  225. gussied
  226. guttersnipe
  227. haberdashery
  228. haboob
  229. hairpin
  230. halcyon
  231. halfwit
  232. hangdog
  233. haphazard
  234. harebrained
  235. harumph
  236. harum-scarum
  237. headlong
  238. heartstrings
  239. heebie-jeebie
  240. heirloom
  241. helter-skelter
  242. hemidemisemiquaver
  243. heyday
  244. higgledy-piggledy
  245. highfalutin
  246. hijinks
  247. hillbilly
  248. hippocampus
  249. hippogriff
  250. hobbledehoy
  251. hobnobbed
  252. hocus-pocus
  253. hodgepodge
  254. hogwash
  255. hokum
  256. hoodoo
  257. hoodwink
  258. hooey
  259. hooligan
  260. hoopla
  261. hootenanny
  262. hornswoggle
  263. horsefeathers
  264. hotbed
  265. hotfoot
  266. hothead
  267. hubbub
  268. hullabaloo
  269. humbug
  270. humdinger
  271. humdrum
  272. hunky-dory
  273. hurly-burly
  274. hushpuppy
  275. huzzah
  276. hyperbole
  277. idiom
  278. idiosyncrasies
  279. igloo
  280. ignoramus
  281. impromptu
  282. incognito
  283. incorrigible
  284. incredulous
  285. indomitable
  286. indubitably
  287. infinitesimal
  288. interloper
  289. interrobang
  290. ironclad
  291. izzard
  292. jabberwocky
  293. jacuzzi
  294. jalopy
  295. jamboree
  296. jargogle
  297. jawbreaker
  298. jetsam
  299. jibber-jabber
  300. jink
  301. jitney
  302. jubilee
  303. juggernaut
  304. jujubes
  305. jumbo
  306. junket
  307. juxtaposition
  308. kaleidoscope
  309. kaput
  310. kerfuffle
  311. kerplunk
  312. kibosh
  313. killjoy
  314. kismet
  315. knickerbocker
  316. knickknack
  317. kowtow
  318. kumquat
  319. kvetch
  320. lackadaisical
  321. lagoon
  322. lambasted
  323. lampoon
  324. landlubber
  325. laughingstock
  326. lexicographer
  327. limburger
  328. lingo
  329. loco
  330. loggerhead
  331. logjam
  332. logophile
  333. logorrhea
  334. lollapalooza
  335. lollygag
  336. loofah
  337. loony
  338. loophole
  339. lugubrious
  340. lummox
  341. machinations
  342. madcap
  343. maelstrom
  344. magnificent
  345. majordomo
  346. malapropism
  347. malarkey
  348. manifesto
  349. mastermind
  350. mayhem
  351. mealymouthed
  352. mellifluous
  353. menagerie
  354. miasma
  355. miffed
  356. milquetoast
  357. misanthrope
  358. mishmash
  359. moocher
  360. mojo (also a character in THE MONSTORE)
  361. mollycoddle
  362. mondegreen
  363. moniker
  364. monkeyshines
  365. monsoon
  366. mnemonic
  367. moonstruck
  368. muckety-muck
  369. mudpuppy
  370. mudslinger
  371. muffuletta
  372. mufti
  373. mulligatawny
  374. mumbo-jumbo
  375. murmuration
  376. muumuu
  377. nabob
  378. namby-pamby
  379. nimrod
  380. nincompoop
  381. nitwit
  382. nomenclature
  383. nonplussed
  384. noodge
  385. nudnik
  386. numbskull
  387. onomatopoeia
  388. oomph
  389. orotund
  390. outfox
  391. outlandish
  392. oxymoron
  393. pachyderm
  394. pagoda
  395. palindrome
  396. palomino
  397. panache
  398. pandemonium
  399. pantaloons
  400. papyrus
  401. parabola
  402. parallelogram
  403. parapet
  404. paraphernalia
  405. peccadillo
  406. pedagogue
  407. peewee
  408. pell-mell
  409. persimmon
  410. persnickety
  411. pettifogger
  412. phalanx
  413. phantasmagorical
  414. phantonym
  415. phylactery
  416. piffle
  417. pizzazz
  418. plethora
  419. pogo
  420. pogonip
  421. pollex
  422. pollywog
  423. poltroon
  424. pomposity
  425. poppycock
  426. portmanteau
  427. potpourri
  428. pseudonym
  429. pugnacious
  430. pulchritudinous
  431. pusillanimous
  432. pussyfoot
  433. quibble
  434. quicksilver
  435. quicksticks
  436. quiddle
  437. quinzee
  438. quirky
  439. quixotic
  440. quizzity
  441. rabble-rouser
  442. raconteur
  443. rainmaker
  444. ragamuffin
  445. ragtag
  446. ramshackle
  447. ransack
  448. rapscallion
  449. razzle-dazzle
  450. razzmatazz
  451. rejigger
  452. rendezvous
  453. resplendent
  454. rickrack
  455. ricochet
  456. riffraff
  457. rigmarole
  458. riposte
  459. roundabout
  460. roustabout
  461. rubberneck
  462. ruckus
  463. ruffian
  464. rugrat
  465. rumpus
  466. sabayon
  467. sashay
  468. sassafras
  469. scalawag (also scallywag)
  470. scatterbrain
  471. schadenfreude
  472. schlep
  473. schluffy
  474. schmooze
  475. schmutz
  476. scintillating
  477. scrofulous
  478. scrumdiddlyumptious (Dahlism)
  479. scuttlebutt
  480. serendipity
  481. sesquipedalian
  482. shabang
  483. shenanigans
  484. skedaddle
  485. skirmish
  486. skullduggery
  487. slapdash
  488. slapstick
  489. slipshod
  490. smithereens
  491. smorgasbord
  492. snollygoster
  493. sobriquet
  494. sojourn
  495. spellbind
  496. splendiferous
  497. squeegee
  498. squooshy
  499. staccato
  500. stupefaction
  501. succotash
  502. supercilious
  503. superfluous
  504. surreptitious
  505. Svengali
  506. swashbuckler
  507. switcheroo
  508. swizzlestick
  509. synchronicity
  510. syzygy
  511. talisman
  512. taradiddle
  513. tchotchke
  514. teepee
  515. telekinesis
  516. thingamabob
  517. thingamajig
  518. thunderstruck
  519. tidbit
  520. tintinnabulation
  521. toadstool
  522. toady
  523. tomfoolery
  524. tommyrot
  525. toothsome
  526. topsy-turvy
  527. trapezoid
  528. tub-thumper
  529. tumultuous
  530. typhoon
  531. ululation
  532. umlaut
  533. umpteen
  534. usurp
  535. uvula
  536. vagabond
  537. vamoose
  538. verboten
  539. verisimilitude
  540. vermicious (well, if I included one Dahlism, why not another?)
  541. vertigo
  542. verve
  543. virtuoso
  544. vivacious
  545. vuvuzela
  546. wackadoodle
  547. wallflower
  548. wanderlust
  549. whatchamacallit
  550. whatsis
  551. whimsical
  552. whippersnapper
  553. whirligig
  554. whirlybird
  555. whizbang
  556. whodunit
  557. whoop
  558. widget
  559. wigwam
  560. willy-nilly
  561. windbag
  562. wipeout
  563. wiseacre
  564. wisecrack
  565. wisenheimer
  566. wishy-washy
  567. woebegone
  568. wonky
  569. woozy
  570. wordplay
  571. wordsmith
  572. wunderkind
  573. wuthering
  574. xylophone
  575. yahoo
  576. yokel
  577. yo-yo
  578. zaftig
  579. zeitgeist
  580. zenzizenzizenzic (yes, this is a word!)
  581. zephyr
  582. zeppelin
  583. ziggurat
  584. zigzag
  585. zonked
  586. zoom
  587. zydeco