Culture The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
170.3k votes 12.1k voters 342.7k views 107 items

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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3,804 2,259
Pus
A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 
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4,436 2,686
Moist
Sightly damp, wet, or humid.
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3,136 1,954
NateinMpls added Smegma
Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.
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1,739 1,111
MatthewGill added Discharge
A ladies special cottage cheese
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2,813 1,913
Phlegm
A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 
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2,956 2,052
Seepage
The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.
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2,463 1,821
MissyAshcroft added
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2,462 1,921
ConnieClay added Splooge
An abrupt discharge of fluid.
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2,384 1,890
corydor13 added Jizz
When one jizzes.
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2,144 1,766
ConnieClay added Ooze
(of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.
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1,819 1,528
Daredevilrox added Loogie
A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie
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1,005 832
MatthewGill added Squits
Yorjshire slang for diarrhea
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1,905 1,835
Fester
Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.
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1,675 1,793
Mucus
A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 
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1,627 1,758
Secrete
To produce a discharge or substance.
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875 913
westinghouse added
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836 908
ColinBoddy added
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1,338 1,661
AbbyLively added
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1,366 1,710
muzziac added
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1,346 1,826
Curd
A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 
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1,128 1,630
ConnieClay added Snot
Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.
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1,214 1,789
Cardinals4eva added Twerk
To shake your butt up and down.
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199 223
jneuman01 added Panties
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1,066 1,661
muzziac added Putrid
(of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell
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1,095 1,757
Orifice
An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body.