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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive 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
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
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
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
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny



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