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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends 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
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Vybafnout To jump out and say "boo" Czech action funny surprise
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
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
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
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
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
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
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny



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