Back in the day – and we’re talking Medieval back-in-the-day for some of these! – they REALLY knew how to dish out an insult. Wouldn’t it be nice to drop a few of these archaic insults into your conversation now..?

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1. Drate-Poke

One who drawls or speaks indistinctly.

2. Fopdoodle

Insignificant or foolish man.

3. Bedswerver

An adulterer.

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4. Gnashgab

Someone who only ever seems to complain.

5. Loiter-Sack

Slacker.

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6. Bespawler

Slobbering person.

7. Lubberwort

Lethargic, fuzzy-minded person.

8. Ninnyhammer

Fool or a silly person.

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9. Gobermouch

Prying person who likes to interfere in other folks’ business.

10. Zounderkite

Person whose ‘stupid conduct results in awkward mistakes’.

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11. Dorbel

Nincompoop – and that’s a good word, too!

12. Quisby

One who shirks from work or lazes around.

13. Roiderbanks

One who lives beyond their means, or spends extravagantly.

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14. Whiffle-whaffle

Indecisive, time-wasting ditherer.

15. Snoutband

Someone who constantly interrupts a conversation, typically only to contradict or correct someone else.

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16. Sorner

Moocher or sponger.

17. Cacafuego

Swaggering braggart or boaster.

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18. Raggabrash

Disorganized or grubby person.

19. Wandought

Weak and ineffectual man. (Wandoughty is an old word for impotence, nuff said.)

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