• 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. 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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