Words at Play : Top 10 Rare & Amusing Insults, Vol. 2

#8: Slubberdegullion

Definition:

a dirty rascal; scoundrel; wretch

About the Word:

This seventeenth-century coinage even sounds nasty; the word's probable history backs it up. Slubber, an English dialectal word, means "stain" or "sully," and most likely comes from an obsolete Dutch word meaning "to walk through mud or mire."

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