Big and Old words…….

  • Antidisestablishmentarianism – (28 letters) -This big old word was first used of Christian Churches in 1806.  But the root word ‘disestablish’ is from a much earlier time.  What time?
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification – (29 letters) – What is the meaning of this big old word?  
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis – (45 letters) A big word with a regular meaning.  Who knows?

What is the meaning of these words you don’t hear much anymore?

  1. Octogenarian –
  2. Cockalorum –
  3. Snoutfair –
  4. Lunting –
  5. Callipygian –

For all you creative authors and aspiring writers, send a comment and tell us what these words mean.  Who knows, maybe along the way, you’ll be inspired to use them in your new novel, as part of a collection of poetry, and in a quirky short story you have in mind.  Whatever and whenever the inspiration, let It’s Worth Editing aid you in producing this spectacular work of literature.   Call or email us for a quote.  You’ll be glad you did.

Always remember…..



2 thoughts on “Big and Old words…….

  1. 1. Is a person who is in their 80th year???
    2. A bird?
    3. Going to a fair
    4. Hunting for loons?
    5. Calligraphy???

    I have no idea if these are right. I just went with gut instinct!


  2. Rosa Worth says:

    Hi Parker J. You got the first one right. But you need to research the others. Thanks for the try. You will be surprised to know what these words mean.


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