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The Grossest Sounding English Words

Updated August 1, 2018 350.6k votes 20.7k voters 446.0k views77 items

List RulesFeeling 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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    Smegma

    Buildup of skin and other crud found between the foreskin and penis.
  • 2
    7,418
    4,623

    Pus

    A white/yellowish liquid formed on the site of a wound or infection. 
  • 3
    5,704
    4,430

    Phlegm

    A liquid secreted by mucous membranes. 
  • 4
    5,648
    4,518

    Seepage

    The slow escape of a liquid or gas through small holes or porous material.
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    5,099
    4,092

    Discharge

    A ladies special cottage cheese
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    4,521
    3,811

    Loogie

    A large wad of spit or phlegm, i.e. lung cookie
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    7,348
    6,256

    Moist

    Sightly damp, wet, or humid.
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    4,806
    4,303

    Splooge

    An abrupt discharge of fluid.
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    4,584
    4,294

    Jizz

    When one jizzes.
  • 10
    3,188
    3,585

    Squits

    Yorjshire slang for diarrhea
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    3,484
    4,299

    Fester

    Of a wound or sore that becomes septic; suppurate.
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    3,426
    4,494

    Ooze

    (of a fluid) slowly trickle or seep out of something.
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    3,107
    4,135

    Mucus

    A slippery secretion produced by and covered by mucous membranes. 
  • 14
    2,529
    3,412
  • 15
    1,838
    2,841

    Cum

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    2,548
    3,990
  • 17
    2,678
    4,239

    Secrete

    To produce a discharge or substance.
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    2,384
    4,167
  • 19
    1,959
    3,794

    Putrid

    (of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell
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    2,183
    4,266

    Curd

    A dairy product obtained by curdling milk. Can substitute soy. 
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    1,937
    3,884

    Snot

    Liquid nasal secretions or mucous.
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    1,854
    4,027

    Suckle

    To feed (a baby or young animal) from the breast or teat.
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    1,762
    3,881

    Orifice

    An orifice is any opening, mouth, hole, or vent, as of a pipe, plate, or a body. 
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    1,385
    3,146

    Engorge

    cause to swell with blood, water, or another fluid
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    1,364
    3,112

    Congeal

    To solidify or coagulate, espiecailly by cooling.