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12 weirdest words in English

12 weirdest words in English

It’s not that hard to find a few weird words among the approximately 750,000 words that make up the English language (we dug up the 12 most beautiful ones as well, in case you’re curious), but to find the truly odd ones requires a bit of digging. We turned to our fantastic team of writers and asked for their all-time favorite weird words – they did not disappoint.

Here are the 12 weirdest words in English:

1. Gerrymandering

2. Fungus

3. Aa

4. Queue

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5. Vex

6. Bequeath

7. Mixology

8. Flub

9. Kerfuffle

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10. Bibble

11. Kakorrhaphiophobia

12. Berserk

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