The Funniest Words That'll Get You a Laugh (and a High Score)

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Games are meant to be fun, but they can also be funny! If you have a proclivity for adding humor to most situations, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can do the same while playing word games. Many of the funniest words are also legal words in Scrabble and Words With Friends. If the idea of memorizing some funny words to pull out during your next game amuses you, keep reading.
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The Funniest Sounding Words

Often, the funniest words ever make you laugh simply because they sound, well, funny. You might not even know their definitions. All you know is that their pronunciations make you giggle. And, that's as good a reason as any to play funny words. Add them to your Words With Friends arsenal. 

  • Blubber: A layer of fat between the skin and muscles of marine mammals.
    Scrabble score: 13 | Words With Friends score: 18

  • Canoodle: The act of kissing, caressing or otherwise being physically intimate with someone.
    Scrabble score: 11 | Words With Friends score: 14

  • Dingus: Someone perceived as being foolish or incompetent.
    Scrabble score: 8 | Words With Friends score: 11

  • Foppish: An old-fashioned insult describing a vain, appearance-focused man.
    Scrabble score: 17 | Words With Friends score: 18

  • Futz: The act of wasting time or fooling around with something frivolous.
    Scrabble score: 16 | Words With Friends score: 17

  • Lollygag: To be purposefully lazy to avoid working.
    Scrabble score: 13 | Words With Friends score: 17

  • Nitwit: A British insult for a truly scatterbrained or potentially stupid person.
    Scrabble score:  | Words With Friends score: 

  • Sozzled: When someone is intoxicated from excessive alcohol consumption.
    Scrabble score: 26 | Words With Friends score: 27

  • Twerp: Any person regarded as insignificant for being weak or puny.
    Scrabble score: 10 | Words With Friends score: 11

  • Whiffler: An indecisive person who changes their position frequently when arguing.
    Scrabble score: 20 | Words With Friends score: 20

Funny Words That Are Almost PG-13

Yes, many of the best funny words make us laugh for sophomoric reasons. These funny words aren’t wrong to say, but they can definitely feel like it. We suggest playing them during an in-person game of Scrabble to see what kind of reaction you can get from your opponent. 

  • Bunghole: The hole in a barrel or other container that allows liquid to flow in or out.
    Scrabble score: 14 | Words With Friends score: 18

  • Buttress: A support system for a building made of stone or brick.
    Scrabble score: 10 | Words With Friends score: 12

  • Coccyx: The triangular bone at the base of a human’s spinal column.
    Scrabble score: 22 | Words With Friends score: 24

  • Diphthong: The vowel sound made when gliding from one vowel sound to another.
    Scrabble score: 19 | Words With Friends score: 20

  • Fartlek: An workout technique where a person alternates between intense and less strenuous exercises.
    Scrabble score: 14 | Words With Friends score: 15

  • Hoecake: A type of bread made from cornmeal baked on an iron pan called a hoe.
    Scrabble score: 16 | Words With Friends score: 16

  • Lickspittle: Someone who plays the role of an underling to appease someone else.
    Scrabble score: 19 | Words With Friends score: 23

  • Nincompoop: An incredibly foolish or stupid person.
    Scrabble score: 18 | Words With Friends score: 24

  • Titter: To laugh, but to do so in a restrained and almost nervous way.
    Scrabble score: 6 | Words With Friends score: 6

  • Waesucks: A synonym for the interjection alas.
    Scrabble score: 17 | Words With Friends score: 19

Have More Fun With Australian Slang

As long as it makes you laugh, finding an opportunity to play the funniest words ever is always worthwhile. Word games are meant to be fun, so why not use funny words when possible? If you want even more fun words to use, you find some in our list of Australian slang words. These words are all Scrabble legal, and if you’re not familiar with Australian terms, reading about them will be a fun learning experience. 


Zac Pricener has been a content creator for the past eight years. He’s a bit of an all-around nerd, and he has a bad habit of working movie and TV show references into conversations whenever possible.

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