2020 Submissions

Welcome to the 2020 Submissions page!  Welcome to the new Decade!  And can you believe it's been TEN YEARS of words?  Go back and enjoy some of the oldies but goodies on our Decade of Wordplay page. 

We get new words regularly and work to post them as soon as practical.

Please note that not all words are posted.  Some are pretty far from the basic rules (one letter change, etc.). Some are two words which we post but don't include in the contest.  Some are a little obscure – you may have to take out your actual dictionary to figure them out. Some we can't actually figure out but sometimes post anyway.

OMG! It's an election year AGAIN.  So we have definitely decided it best not to publish any that have a political connotation, since we'd rather not have the website seem partisan in any way and we didn't want to referee. We also are being, what some may think is, over vigilant in our effort to not post words that might be offensive to our younger readers. (Besides, who wants our pages to start showing up on unfortunate search results.) Finally, we also try not to post words that are based on religious words or concepts or identifications (whether pejorative or not).

Most recent words are at the top.


Word  Definition Name
YOUR WORD HERE Clever is better… Tell us who you are; amaze your friends and family
Onomatopoeiar Someone who delights in holding it in Susan Hans
 Slopstick What happens when you are cooking something glutinous on the stove top and it boils over Geoff Williams
Squibble Drawing by someone with a lisp Geoff Williams
Apocalypstic VERY dark red make up Geoff Williams
Deathcharge The order given by Lord Cardigan to the Light Brigade at Balaclava during the Crimean War Geoff Williams
Bratworst And you thought your kids were rotten ! Geoff Williams
Wasailing Did not feel well Geoff Williams
Anaphylattic A house with a cozy room upstairs owned by a young couple Geoff Williams
Brohemian Artistic meathead David Pipkin
Nagmanimous Harassment mistaken for generosity Charles Abbott
Cartailing Driving too close to the next car Geoff Williams
Vintriol An outpour of sour grapes Doug Langmead
Spittering What those who spray it while saying it are guilty of Kathryn Thomas
Exstatic Mobile Geoff Williams
Annualment Calling off everything of significance for at least a year Doug Langmead
Prepitaph Clearing your throat, nowadays Doug Langmead
Banshhee A silent ghost Doug Langmead
Quarterhorde Genghis Khan's Mongolian army after the latest government Defense budget cuts Geoff Williams
Akliterd The angst-ridden dream a Scot has that their tartan skirt is falling down and they are wearing nothing underneath. H R White
Leme A lame meme H R White
Tonato A glossy red edible fruit flying out of your blender taking the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud,  advancing all over your kitchen Giordano Miguel Perez
Disctending Taking care of your precious vinyl collection Geoff Williams
Bangaroos (and) Bombats Australian secret weapons Geoff Wiliams
Poordination The act of making all the people involved in a plan or activity fail to work together in an organized way Giordano Miguel Perez
Obsfucation Justification for mirrored ceilings Doug Langmead
Crasswords A popular pastime using only words found in political discussions around the world Geoff Williams
Pubarty Pictures on the walls of drinking establishments Geoff Williams
Spandemic A run on Lululemon products Geoff Williams
Poutrage The Silent Treatment Michael de Silva
Malarkia Liars virus Michael de Silva
Platocracy A nation ruled by philosophers Geoff Williams
Plutocat A feline foil for a Disney cartoon dog Geoff Williams
Overwhelked English vendor of shellfish with an oversupply of product Geoff Williams
Jereboa A large snake trapped in a gas can Geoff Williams
Blinkmanship A form of negotiating where each party stares at the other until one gives in Geoff Williams
Promisorry To apologize for not paying a note on time Ramsey White
Flatypus Australian road kill Geoff Williams
Rexclusivity Having an exclusive relationship with someone with whom you are self-quarantined, i.e.  mutually reclusive Name Withheld
Boxtrot Running with a late parcel delivery Charles Abbott
Slocked This is your front door when you arrive home drunk Geoff Williams
Basketleaving How foundlings used to make it to the doorways of churches etc. Geoff Williams
Constipration Nature's way of conserving toilet-paper during a crisis Doug Langmead
Pandemonicum A breakdown of decorum in supermarkets Doug Langmead
Famouse Somebody claiming fame on Facebook from "likes" Vali Jamal PhD
Hulabaloo The uproar caused by a Hawaiian dancing bear in a grass skirt.  Pandamonium Doug Langmead
Baggauge A receptacle no larger than an aircraft's overhead locker Doug Langmead
Nepalm A Himalayan Flame Tree Doug Langmead
Pomegranites Stone fruits Doug Langmead
Retailiation Price wars Geoff Williams
Photoes What a podiatrist takes Michael de Silva
Libidoc Sex therapist Michael de Silva
Gumbol To pant, and jump and dance around after taking a large sip of a Cajun soup that was seasoned with a super-abundance of hot peppers H R White
Coughting Avoiding all contact with potential partners whilst self-quarantined Doug Langmead
Phantome Ghostwritten book Michael de Silva
Caddiction Weakness for philanderers. MIchael de Silva
Preincarnation Flower seeds. Michael de Silva
Acclimmate The guide who accompanies you on a tricky mountain ascent Geoff Williams
Gintrification The state of having had too many martinis H R White
Stuffocation Death by hoarding Michael de Silva
Sargasm When sarcasm hits the spot Michael de Silva
Cropulate What farmers do to celebrate an especially good harvest Geoff Williams
Cloonies Very good looking madmen Geoff Williams
Ebowla Online cricket Geoff Williams
Mysterectomy A divorce Geoff Williams
Cannabism The act of eating marijuana H R White
Hondaminium Living in one's car Geoff Williams
Huemiliation To be told inpublic that your socks don't match H R White
Ozprey What giant Australian alligators hunt for Geoff Williams
Hearthfelt A longing for hearth and home Vali Jamal PhD
Tweaty An agreement made by two politicians via Twitter Geoff Williams
Toxts Toxic texts Nancy Tyler
Belliclose Getting very close to your partner while dancing Geoff Williams
Holicopter Upgrade for the Pope Geoff Williams
Entreepreneur The owner of a growing chain of fine dining restaurants H R White
Condominimum A beret Doug Langmead
Dispenstation The prescriptions counter in a chemist shop Doug Langmead
Agorant A public fulminator Doug Langmead
Ficdishes When someone has already emptied the dishwasher Jeff Dalton
Aggrestive That atmosphere in the malls at Christmas, with festive decorations, music, and people willing to stampede their fellow man for a bargain on electronics Nancy Tyler
Atheliticism Being at the top of your game Doug Langmead
Socopath In a British Police procedural novel when there is a murder the soco ( Scene of Crime Officers) lay down an area that no one should tread  upon Geoff Williams
Setellite Arsonist Geoff Williams
Flourted A dust-up in a baking tray Doug Langmead
Sintillate Do bad things throughout the night Geoff Williams
Verneacular Common words used by a French science fiction writer Geoff Williams
Adelescent New perfume from popular UK singer for the younger crowd Geoff Williams
Coronadiarist A communicable treatise Doug Langmead
Acanemia That tired listless feeling one gets at exam time H R White
Zygoat A superstar in the making H R White
Guestation The period of time allowed for hosting visitors before they are induced to leave Craig McGann
Erudate A college professor spending the evening with one of his favorite students Geoff Williams
Kidnaped Taken by the scruff of the neck Doug Langmead
Gasfighting The psychological bickering between two people who are trying to drive each other crazy H R White
Troad A frog flattened by a car Geoff Williams
Eproxy Tearing a voting form to pieces then gluing it back together Geoff Williams
Deaferential Being kind to the hard of hearing Geoff Williams
Repercurssion A cursed repercussion Vali Jamal PhD
Pairents Progenitors of twins Doug Langmead
Gyroscape Painting raffled off by a service club Geoff Williams
Paragilding Falling like a leaf Doug Langmead
Antihisstamine Antidote for snake bite Geoff Williams
Autocrapy A country run by a despot – very badly Geoff Williams
Wanderlist The names on a piece of paper on a clipboard carried by volunteer membersof a Search and Rescue group Geoff Williams
Croonavirus Frank Sinatra Syndrome Doug Langmead
Tourvill's Syndrome An intellect that skates effortlessly over the frozen ponds of everyday discourse. Doug Langmead
Alibigility Ability to change your alibi quickly and easily Hannah Collins
Delugation A crowdburst of economists that turns out to be little more than a shower of fools Doug Langmead
Celection Do I buy and Apple or should I buy a Nokia? Geoff Williams
Bralance When both are the same size Michael de Silva
Inhabitabale Living in a haystack Doug Langmead
Mallcontent A good days shopping Geoff Williams
Scabdinavian A Swede who goes to work through a picket line Geoff Williams
Brail Putting up a bond to allow a blind person to avoid jail Geoff Williams
Smurfeit A large gathering of small blue creatures Geoff Williams
Bridesmad Sorry dear not tonight I have a headache Geoff Williams
Savoirdupois Knowing you're overweight without needing to get on the scales Doug Langmead
Notsocomial Having nothing to do with hospitals in case you come out sicker than you went in Doug Langmead
Boxidisation Cartonisation on a grand scale Doug Langmead
Eightlifting After their Olympic victory in the 8 oared rowing final the crew picked up their boat and held it over their heads in triumph Geoff Williams
Cluckold A rooster with a cheating hen Michael de Silva
Idleology Lazy thinking Michael de Silva
Emogional A sincere written expression of deep feelings that incude a generous sprinkling of emogis Wayne Price
Dinvoice Receiving a bill from your landlord because of those noisy parties you keep having Geoff Williams
Petitle Nickname Michael de Silva
Chatnap Lapse in conversation Michael de Silva
Edwordian Baroque dialect Michael de Silva
Emaskulation Finally we reveal the true identity of Zorro Geoff Williams
Stagecroach A horse-drawn litterbug; The winged chariot of the apocalypse; A scuttlebus Doug Langmead
Wells Phargoah An Egyptian pyramid scheme Doug Langmead
Prettifogging On dating apps, the act of placing undue emphasis on a woman's appearance Wayne Price
Humangous A large body of humans Vali Jamal PhD
Giraffle Sweepstakes with an unusual prize operated by National Geographic Geoff Williams
Crumpet A musical instrument that you've run over with your car Joshua Vasquez
Detriteus Discarded cliches Michael de Silva
Marritime A wedding on board a ship Geoff Williams
Squintessential Corrective Spectacles Geoff Williams
Indigonation Nuclear fuchsian Doug Langmead
Frognostications Tadpole premonitions Doug Langmead
Plethorax Pot-belly Doug Langmead
Wordfighting School spelling bees Geoff Williams
Glandson An overdeveloped adolescent Geoff Williams
Poxymoron A scar faced idiot Geoff Williams
Freightters Potato ships Doug Langmead
Vapids Maelstroms of insipidity Doug Langmead
Impecurious Lacking in inquisitivity Doug Langmead
Maltimeter A gauge to determine the height of all things bad Charles Abbott
Udderground Cattle ranch Geoff Williams
Embryonice A frozen notion Doug Langmead
Paradigmy Small, but perfectly formed Doug Langmead & Gillian Winter
Obnoxenious A person who is toxic-ally obnoxious Chris Domres
Ambivalance Moody drapery Doug Langmead
Cancelabra Removing ones underwear in protest Geoff Williams
Appertunity (there's a hole there, surely) Gillian Winter
Philandearing Endearing oneself to several women with a horizontal intent! Vali Jamal PhD
Decayde Ten years down the drain Vali Jamal PhD
Gourney Travelling by hearse Doug Langmead
Ambulantce The walking wounded Doug Langmead
Philanthrowpy Philanthropy in small amounts.  Vali Jamal PhD
Hoyperbolic Anything that goes over the heads of the hoi polloi Doug Langmead
Epicanter That equestrian discipline's champion Charles Abbott
Relephant Hugely appropriate Mia Debidin
Tantramount Zen position Michael de Silva
Anarschism Dilemma over how to destroy everything Michael de Silva
Malignain't Benign Michael de Silva
Maleodorous Well..a bad-scented male Vali Jamal PhD
Physiognohmy Too much botox Michael de Silva
Medgy Nervous about prescriptions Michael de Silva
Iresponsibility Anger self-management Doug Langmead
Krouac A deadbeat poet Doug Langmead
Deadful Notice at cemetery "sorry full up-please try later" Geoff Williams
Gerounding Noun-verbal communication Doug Langmead

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