We think everyone should adopt more Dahl words in their day-to-day conversation. If you’re running late, you better daddle! Maybe someone in the office is being a grump – why not call them a grunion instead? Those few-day-old-leftovers you heated up aren’t looking so good – maybe it’s glubbage…
Here are some of our all-time favourite Dahl words and their meanings from The Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary.
Churgle: When you churgle, you gurgle with laughter.
Daddle: If you daddle, you run very fast.
Fizzwiggler: A fizzwiggler is someone who is mean and cruel
Flussed: If you are flussed, you are worried or anxious
Frotsy: A frosty night or frosty weather is very cold and frosty.
Giganticious Grand and spectacular
Glamourly: Exotic and interesting
Glubbage: Something disgusting that is not fit to eat
Gollop: A big gulp or swallow
Grunion: A very mean or grumpy person
Gungswizzled: If something is gungswizzled, it is in a complete muddle or totally wrong.
Icky- Poo If something tastes icky-poo (as all snozzcumbers do), it tastes REALLY disgusting.
Kiddle: A young child.
Lickswishy: A lickswishy taste or flavour is gloriously delicious.
Mideous: A mideous place is horrible and nasty
Midgy: Something that is midgy is really small and tiny.
Mispise: If you mispsise something, it means you absolutely hate and despise it
Mushious: Something that is mushious is both mushy and delicious
Piggery- jokery: Piggery-Jokery means acting in a silly way and not taking things seriously
Plexicated: If something is plexicated, it is complicated or difficult to do or make
Redunculous: Something redunculous is very silly or ridiculous
Ringbeller: A ringbeller is a really splendid dream, the kind that makes you wake up samiling and happy.
Scrotty: If you feel scrotty, you feel sad and gloomy
Scrumplet: A scrumplet is an affectionate name that you call someone you like
Twizzler: A difficult or unpleasant situation
Wondercump: Wonderful or splendiferous (you could also say phizz-whizzing or whoppsy-whiffling)
Whooshey: A whooshey smell or flavour is very strong, as if the scent had whooshed into your nostrils
Here are some sentences we’ve improved using Dahl words, to help you sound more glamourly…
– I had a gollop of my lunch and it didn’t taste lickswishy at all, it was practically icky-poo.
– There was a midgy spider in my room- I know I’m being a little redunculous, but it made me feel flussed because I mispise all bugs.
– It was a frotsy morning, but I just woke up from a real ringbeller. What a wondercrump start to the day!
What’s the best Dahl sentence you can come up with? Let us know in the comments!
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