language 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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2,539 1,416
Pus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Pus A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 

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2
2,959 1,743
Moist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Moist Sightly damp, wet, or humid.

3
2,148 1,364
Seepage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Seepage The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.

4
1,971 1,292
Smegma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
NateinMpls added Smegma Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.

5
1,904 1,344
Phlegm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Phlegm A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 

6
1,323 908
Bae is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MissyAshcroft added Bae

7
720 478
Discharge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MatthewGill added Discharge A ladies special cottage cheese

8
1,629 1,305
Splooge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Splooge An abrupt discharge of fluid.

9
1,710 1,402
Jizz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
corydor13 added Jizz When one jizzes.

10
1,512 1,299
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
1,199 1,100
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
1,410 1,343
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
345 256
Yolo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Yolo

14
1,238 1,323
Mucus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Mucus A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 

15
439 390
Squits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
MatthewGill added Squits Yorjshire slang for  diarrhea

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16
1,177 1,327
Secrete is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Secrete To produce a discharge or substance.

17
428 479
Sputum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ColinBoddy added Sputum

18
969 1,270
Diarrhea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Diarrhea

19
906 1,181
Squirt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
AbbyLively added Squirt

20
948 1,365
Curd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Curd A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 

21
845 1,267
Twerk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Cardinals4eva added Twerk To shake your butt up and down.

22
811 1,236
Snot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ConnieClay added Snot Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.

23
763 1,273
Putrid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Putrid (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

24
807 1,358
Orifice is listed (or ranked) 24 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. 

25
825 1,425
Suckle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Suckle To  feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.

26
709 1,225
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
528 961
Larva is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
267 454
Puke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Alaina Hillman added Puke

29
264 454
Yeast is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Yeast a type of fungus

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30
670 1,279
Bulbous is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Bulbous Rounded or swollen looking. 

31
559 1,129
Slurp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Slurp To eat or drink (something) with a loud sloppy sucking noise.

32
450 908
Engorge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Engorge cause to swell with blood, water, or another fluid

33
561 1,151
Congeal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Congeal To solidify or coagulate, espiecailly by cooling. 

34
550 1,157
Pimples is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Pimples A small, hard inflamed spot of the skin. 

35
119 221
Swag is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Swag

36
454 1,029
Nubbin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
analise.dubner added Nubbin A small lump or residual part.

37
418 955
Menstruate is listed (or ranked) 37 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

38
191 410
Spunk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
ColinBoddy added Spunk

39
378 884
Veiny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Veiny Full of veins, having many veins. 

40
401 941
Lard is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
346 811
Gristle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Gristle cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat

42
449 1,094
Fungus is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

43
361 910
Smear is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Smear To coat or mark something messily with a greasy or sticky substance. 

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316 815
Clunge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
corydor13 added Clunge "Wading through the clunge".

45
122 306
Pubescent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
gretaelisif added Pubescent

46
323 884
Damp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Damp Slightly wet. 

47
320 876
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Chunk A large portion or piece of something. 

48
317 872
Milky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
Milky Milk colored, containing milk. 

49
71 194
Rekt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
westinghouse added Rekt

50
238 697
Belch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Grossest Sounding English Words
muzziac added Belch emit gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth