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Definitions of Words With One Letter Changed

Updated: Mar 28

The Washington Post asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Some of the readers' submissions are hilarious. Here are a handful of our favourites.

Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.


Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.


Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.


Glibido (v): All talk and no action.


Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.


Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.


Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.


If you are inspired by this concept and have a great new word of your own (plus its definition), please send it to OGN

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