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Bumfuzzle
Bumfuzzle

Bumfuzzle may have begun as dumfound, which was then altered first into dumfoozle and then into bumfoozle. Dumfound (or dumbfound) remains a common word today, but bumfuzzle unfortunately is extremely rare.

Cattywampus
Cattywampus

The word is a bit strange-looking to English speakers, a fact reflected in the two pronunciations the word has, one with a first syllable of /dif/ and one with a first syllable of /dip/.

Gardyloo
Gardyloo

The 100 Funniest Words in English Abibliophobia: The fear of running out of reading material. ... Gardyloo! A warning shouted before throwing water from above.

Taradiddle
Taradiddle

"Irish can bumfuzzle any team" – headline about the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" football team, Chicago Tribune, October 27, 2002. About the Word: Bumfuzzle may have begun as dumfound, which was then altered first into dumfoozle and then into bumfoozle. Dumfound (or dumbfound) remains a common word today, but bumfuzzle unfortunately is extremely rare.

Widdershins
Widdershins

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Collywobbles
Collywobbles

The word is a bit strange-looking to English speakers, a fact reflected in the two pronunciations the word has, one with a first syllable of /dif/ and one with a first syllable of /dip/.

Gubbins
Gubbins

Your definition of Gubbins leave a lot to be desired. I would say you are wrong, and wrong because you don’t understand the gubbins of the word gubbins. Firstly, you have to be careful in the definition of rubbish. Secondary, understand better what gubbins actually means to them that use the word as part of their dialect, their internal dictionary.

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