offbeat The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Feeling queasy? Vote for which English words gross you out the most!

Some words just really gross us out! They make us cringe and turn away. It's that nails-on-a-chalkboard kind of feeling. Maybe because they're the name of something we don't like, as is likely the case with "pus." Gross! Others just don't feel okay to say. Milky? Come on! I'm squirming right now! 

Word aversions are similar to phobias. We hear certain words and just have a visceral response to them, an annoyance or nauseous feeling. Luckily this happens in reverse, too! So words like love and beautiful, make us feel happy and all warm inside. But this list isn't about being fuzzy and cuddly - it's about being GROSSED OUT!    

Look this list over, but be prepared to feel disgusted, queasy, revolted, and repelled. Like a car accident you slowly drive by on the freeway or a slasher film you can't pull your eyes away from - this list will have you squeamish, abhorred and simply grossed out! Vote up the grossest, most disgusting sounding words below.
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1
3,924 2,351
Moist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Moist Sightly damp, wet, or humid.

2
3,324 1,970
Pus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Pus A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 

3
2,715 1,727
Smegma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
NateinMpls added Smegma Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.

4
1,405 858
Discharge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MatthewGill added Discharge A ladies special cottage cheese

5
2,547 1,712
Phlegm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Phlegm A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 

6
2,709 1,836
Seepage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Seepage The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.

7
2,142 1,512
Bae is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MissyAshcroft added Bae

8
2,197 1,730
Splooge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Splooge An abrupt discharge of fluid.

9
2,140 1,711
Jizz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
corydor13 added Jizz When one jizzes.

10
1,943 1,586
Ooze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Ooze (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.

11
1,585 1,388
Loogie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Daredevilrox added Loogie A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie

12
1,757 1,666
Fester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Fester Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.

13
788 680
Squits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MatthewGill added Squits Yorjshire slang for  diarrhea

14
222 126
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
1520968396513 added Hillary Clinton

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15
703 663
Yolo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Yolo

16
1,512 1,643
Mucus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Mucus A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 

17
1,469 1,611
Secrete is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Secrete To produce a discharge or substance.

18
709 756
Sputum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ColinBoddy added Sputum

19
1,178 1,498
Squirt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
AbbyLively added Squirt

20
1,207 1,566
Diarrhea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Diarrhea

21
1,186 1,679
Curd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Curd A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 

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22
1,107 1,595
Twerk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Cardinals4eva added Twerk To shake your butt up and down.

23
1,026 1,481
Snot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Snot Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.

24
967 1,522
Putrid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Putrid (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

25
999 1,621
Orifice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Orifice An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body. 

26
888 1,483
Vomit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Vomit T o eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

27
1,019 1,722
Suckle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Suckle To  feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.

28
427 708
Puke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Alaina Hillman added Puke

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29
702 1,215
Larva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Larva the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa

30
421 729
Yeast is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Yeast a type of fungus

31
830 1,557
Bulbous is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Bulbous Rounded or swollen looking. 

32
277 492
Swag is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Swag

33
604 1,164
Engorge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Engorge cause to swell with blood, water, or another fluid

34
712 1,385
Congeal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Congeal To solidify or coagulate, espiecailly by cooling. 

35
698 1,385
Slurp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Slurp To eat or drink (something) with a loud sloppy sucking noise.

Words That Sound Dirty But Aren't

36
125 217
Leakage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Kenneth6969 added Leakage

37
668 1,398
Pimples is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Pimples A small, hard inflamed spot of the skin. 

38
98 169
Spew is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Loritab10 added Spew To release large quantities of of a substance forcibly. Smoke, lava, profanity, etc.  

39
580 1,266
Nubbin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
analise.dubner added Nubbin A small lump or residual part.

40
294 649
Spunk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ColinBoddy added Spunk

41
484 1,110
Veiny is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Veiny Full of veins, having many veins. 

42
450 1,034
Gristle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Gristle cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat

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43
528 1,248
Menstruate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Menstruate (of a woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus as part of the menstrual cycle

44
36 55
MILF is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
1520968340347 added MILF

45
484 1,172
Lard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Lard fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking

46
424 1,023
Clunge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
corydor13 added Clunge "Wading through the clunge".

47
211 522
Pubescent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
gretaelisif added Pubescent

48
515 1,327
Fungus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Fungus A fungus is any member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.

49
25 44
Uvula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
1520968340347 added Uvula

50
163 415
Rekt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Rekt