从A到Z 26个奇葩英文单词 你认识几个?

沪江网校 2019-12-12 09:28:18

Have you ever worn winklepickers or salopettes? Is the saying about French women and their oxters true? Do your friends complain that you bibble too much? Have you ever experienced zoanthropy and been convinced you were an elephant?
你穿过尖头皮鞋或高腰裤吗?关于法国女人和她们的腋窝的说法是真的吗?你的朋友有抱怨过你吃喝时声音太大吗?你有经历过变兽妄想并认为自己是一头大象吗?

If you’re confused as to how to answer any – or all – of these questions, never fear! We’ve created this confusion, and we’re here to clear it up with this alphabetical list of 26 weird English words and their meanings.
如果你已经晕倒,表示不知道如何回答所有或部分上面的问题,请不要害怕!我们就是故意制造这些混乱的,而且我们已经准备好按英文字母顺序排序的26个奇葩英文单词为你答疑解惑。

Do you have a favorite weird word in English or any other language? Drop us the word and definition in the comments section below!
在英文中或其它任何语言中你是否有最喜欢的一个奇葩单词呢?在下面的评论区写下你的单词和定义吧!

1. agastopia


n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body
名词——指尤其迷恋某人身体的某一部分。

2. bibble

v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily
动词——经常喝酒;吃东西或喝东西时噪音很大。

3. cabotage

n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
名词——沿海贸易权;(尤指给外国运输工具的)在某个国家边境航空运输范围内的沿海贸易权,沿海航行权

4. doodle sack

n. – old English word for bagpipe
名词——风笛的古英语写法。

5. erinaceous

adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog
形容词——猬的,似猬的,多髦毛的

Although she won’t know what it means, never, ever tell your date Erin that she is “looking quite erinaceous this evening.”
尽管她不会知道是什么意思,但永永远远都不要告诉你的女朋友Erin“她今晚打扮的像个刺猬一样。”

6. firman

n. – in Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign
名词——在土耳其和一些其它东方国家,由最高统治者(君主)所发出的法令或命令。

7. gabelle

n. – a tax on salt
名词——盐税

8. halfpace

n. – a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight
名词——站台或楼梯间内楼梯可以精准的转向相反方向更低一层楼梯。

9. impignorate

v. – to pawn or mortgage something
动词——典当、抵押某物。

10. jentacular

adj. – pertaining to breakfast
形容词——关于早餐的,附属于早餐的。

11. kakorrhaphiophobia

n. – fear of failure
名词——失败恐惧症。

This is the last word that someone with kakorrhaphiophobia would want to encounter in a spelling bee.
在拼字比赛中“失败恐惧症”是人们最不愿看到的单词。

12. lamprophony

n. – loudness and clarity of enunciation
名词——声音的响亮和清晰。

13. macrosmatic

adj. – having a good sense of smell
形容词——嗅觉发达的。

14. nudiustertian

n. – the day before yesterday
名词——前天。

15. oxter

n. – outdated word meaning “armpit”
名词——过时的词,指“腋下”。

16. pauciloquent

adj. – uttering few words; brief in speech
形容词——微言大义的、说的很少;简短的演讲。

17. quire

n. – two dozen sheets of paper
名词——俩打纸张。

18. ratoon

n. – small shoot growing from the root of a plant
名词——(农作物,尤其指甘蔗的)截根苗。

19. salopettes

n. – high-waisted skiing pants with shoulder straps
名词——高腰带吊裤带的高腰裤。

20. tittynope

n. – a small quantity of something left over
名词——某物剩下的少量部分。

21. ulotrichous

adj. – having wooly or crispy hair
形容词——adj.鬈发人种的,鬈发的

22. valetudinarian

n. – a sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health
名词——体弱多病的人,为健康过份担忧的人。

23. winklepicker

n. – style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe
名词——流行于19世纪50年代的尖头皮鞋或尖头皮靴。

24. xertz

v. – to gulp down quickly and greedily
动词——狼吞虎咽的吃。

25. yarborough

n. – hand of cards containing no card above a nine
名词——没有超过九点的一手牌。

26. zoanthropy

n. – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal
名词——变兽妄想。

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