Made-Up Words that Perfectly Describe Your Everyday Life

Made-Up Words that Perfectly Describe Your Everyday Life

Taryn Williford
Nov 2, 2015

To the delight of many and the ire of some, the English language is ever-evolving. Somewhere out there, right now, some creative mind is thinking up the next "hangry;" a clever descriptor or portmanteau that perfectly captures an event or feeling that was impossible to describe before.

While this selection of made-up words–collected from Urban Dictionary, The Made Up Words Project and Reddit's /r/ImaginaryWords–might not all be as great as "hangry," hopefully you find something you can take home to share with your family or roommates.


The one-sided conversation a human, alone at home, has with their pets.


The part of your wardrobe that lives outside the closet or dresser. Not necessarily on the floor, but maybe on a chair or draped over an ottoman.


When you're shopping and have to choose between three really great options–or three really terrible ones.


The euphoric feeling experienced by crawling into bed at the end of a long day.


The burrow of blankets you snuggle up inside to begin a long internet binge.


Using clean laundry in the dryer to get dressed, while throwing dirty clothes directly into the washer. This habit results in a cycle of wearing a small number of repetitive outfits.


Sticking your cold feet under someone's butt on the couch.


All the assorted tools and products used to style hair. Can be extended to include other grooming products, such as makeup or skincare, especially in the case of packing for a trip.


Meeting someone digitally. Through the internet.


Becoming suspicious when the house becomes eerily quiet while young children are at home who are not sleeping.


An accidental nap.

Know any other great made-up words? Let's hear 'em!

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