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Few forgotten, archaic insults

Here are a few forgotten, archaic insults for us to use, excavated especially for this administration. Enjoy

DORBEL, noun, a scholastic pedant, a dolt, from the Dictionary of the Scots Language. Also used interchangeable with the word "dunce"

DRUXY: adjective, usually referring to wood or timber, having decayed spots in the heartwood, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, but once used to describe people who may seem good on the outside but are rotten within.

CRAPULOUS: adjective, debauched, marked by intemperance, especially in eating or drinking, from Merriam-Webster Dictionary

FOPDOODLE: noun, a stupid or insignificant fellow; a fool; a simpleton, from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary.

GORMLESS: adjective, lacking intelligence, stupid, from Merriam-Webster Dictionary

GROAK: verb, to look at someone with a watchful or suspicious eye, from Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

HONEYFUGGLE: verb, to deceive, cheat or swindle, from Merriam-Webster Dictionary

SCOBBERLOTCHER: noun, someone who avoids hard work like it's their job, from

SORNER: noun, a person who takes meat and drink from others by force or menaces, without paying for it, from Black's Law Dictionary

SNOUTBAND: noun, Old English term for a person who is always interrupting other peoples conversations, from

WANDOUGHT: noun, A feeble, puny, weak creature; a silly, sluggish, worthless man, another word for impotence, from the Dictionary of the Scots Language.


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