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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Nedoperepitj (недоперепить) To drink more than one should have, but less than one would have wanted. To fail to drink too much. Russian funny action
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny



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