offbeat The Grossest Sounding English Words  

Samantha Dillinger
151.8k votes 10.6k voters 302.3k views 120 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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3,991 2,402
Moist Sightly damp, wet, or humid.

2
3,380 2,013
Pus A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 

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2,766 1,765
NateinMpls added Smegma Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.

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1,448 893
MatthewGill added Discharge A ladies special cottage cheese

5
2,590 1,735
Phlegm A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 

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2,744 1,867
Seepage The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.

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2,195 1,549
MissyAshcroft added Bae

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2,246 1,754
ConnieClay added Splooge An abrupt discharge of fluid.

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2,170 1,727
corydor13 added Jizz When one jizzes.

10
1,973 1,596
ConnieClay added Ooze (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.

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1,616 1,398
Daredevilrox added Loogie A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie

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818 693
MatthewGill added Squits Yorjshire slang for  diarrhea

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1,778 1,682
Fester Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.

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271 171
1520968396513 added Hillary Clinton

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729 681
westinghouse added Yolo

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1,536 1,655
Mucus A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 

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1,490 1,620
Secrete To produce a discharge or substance.

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726 771
ColinBoddy added Sputum

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1,197 1,512
AbbyLively added Squirt

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1,227 1,578
muzziac added Diarrhea

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1,206 1,694
Curd A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 

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1,121 1,610
Cardinals4eva added Twerk To shake your butt up and down.

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1,038 1,492
ConnieClay added Snot Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.

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976 1,534
muzziac added Putrid (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell

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1,008 1,634
Orifice An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body. 

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898 1,492
ConnieClay added Vomit T o eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

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1,033 1,732
Suckle To  feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.

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436 719
Alaina Hillman added Puke

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713 1,227
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

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426 744
Yeast a type of fungus

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837 1,572
Bulbous Rounded or swollen looking. 

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284 506
westinghouse added Swag

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613 1,173
muzziac added Engorge cause to swell with blood, water, or another fluid

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720 1,393
Congeal To solidify or coagulate, espiecailly by cooling. 

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704 1,398
Slurp To eat or drink (something) with a loud sloppy sucking noise.

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674 1,408
Pimples A small, hard inflamed spot of the skin. 

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128 228
Kenneth6969 added Leakage

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105 181
Loritab10 added Spew To release large quantities of of a substance forcibly. Smoke, lava, profanity, etc.  

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586 1,278
analise.dubner added Nubbin A small lump or residual part.

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49 65
1520968340347 added MILF

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304 658
ColinBoddy added Spunk

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490 1,121
Veiny Full of veins, having many veins. 

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453 1,044
muzziac added Gristle cartilage, especially when found as tough, inedible tissue in meat

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534 1,260
muzziac added Menstruate (of a woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus as part of the menstrual cycle

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489 1,182
muzziac added Lard fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking

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428 1,033
corydor13 added Clunge "Wading through the clunge".

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220 531
gretaelisif added Pubescent

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37 64
1520968340347 added Panties

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33 57
1523406194243 added killing myself

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169 422
westinghouse added Rekt