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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
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
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
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny



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