20 Old-Timey Words We Need To Bring Back Now | 22 Words

Language is ever-evolving, and as such, there are some words that have fallen out of fashion as the years have passed.

But that is quite unfortunate because there are many words we won't use anymore that we definitely should. Even though these words are old, they are perhaps more pertinent than ever.

Slugabed – a lazy person who stays in bed late

Used in a sentence: I would like to be a slugabed forever and ever.

Cacoethes – an irresistible urge to do something inadvisable

Used in a sentence: I have a cacoethes for eating an entire pint of ice cream while hate-reading Twitter. 

Frobly-Mobly – neither well nor unwell

Used in a sentence: After I eat a whole pint of ice cream and hate-read Twitter, I feel all frobly-mobly. 

Abligurition – spending lavish amounts of money on fine foods

Used in a sentence: Put me in the fancy cheese aisle at Ralph's and suddenly I'm in the mood for abligurition. 

Peg Puff – a young woman with the manners of an old one

Used in a sentence: I am a peg puff. ...that's it.

Perendinate – to postpone until the day after tomorrow

Used in a sentence: I'm going to have to perendinate our dinner date because I don't really want to hang out with you but I haven't yet thought of an excuse for getting out of it. 

Groke – to look at someone while they're eating in hopes that they will share their food with you

Used in a sentence: Whenever I'm eating an entire pint of ice cream while hate-reading Twitter, my dog grokes me so hard. 

Grumbletonian – a person who is often discontented, thereby taken to grumbling

Used in a sentence: The very second Donald Trump became president, I transformed instantaneously into a grumbletonian. 

Shivviness – the uncomfortable feeling of wearing new underwear

Used in a sentence: I experienced shivviness when I put on a new pair of underwear and also when Donald Trump became president. 

Uhtceare – lying awake before dawn and worrying

Used in a sentence: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I've suffered from uhtceare every single day. 

Vinomadefied – dampened by wine, a.k.a. wine-drunk

Used in a sentence: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I've gotten vinomadefied every single day. 

Snollygoster – one, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles

Used in a sentence: Donald Trump is a snollygoster. 

Fudgel – pretending to work when you're not actually doing anything

Used in a sentence: Rather than actually trying, Donald Trump just fudgels his way through the presidency, though he doesn't even pretend very hard. 

Dysania – the state of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning

Used in a sentence: November 7, 2016 was the last day that I did not suffer from dysania. 

Quomodocunquize – to make money any way that you can

Used in a sentence: Every day we're quomodocunquizing. 

Deipnophobia – a morbid fear of dinner parties

Used in a sentence: Sorry, coworker I just met last month whom I have no mutual friends with, I cannot attend your Game of Thrones-themed dinner party because I suffer from deipnophobia. 

Quagswag – to shake back and forth

Used in a sentence: Every day I quagswag my magic 8-ball and pray that it gives me good news.

Hoddypeak – a fool, simpleton, noodle, blockhead

Used in a sentence: Donald Trump is a hoddypeak. 

Widdendream – a state of mental disturbance or confusion

Used in a sentence: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I've been lost in widdendream. 

Yemeles – careless, heedless, negligent

Used in a sentence: Donald Trump is being yemeles with the United States of America and we're all in danger.