Friday, July 24, 2009

The Funny Glossary C

Cabbage, caber (tree trunk tossed in highland games), caboodle, cackle, caecum, cake, calliper, callow, camber, camcorder, camembert, camiknickers (woman’s undergarments consisting of kickers attached to a camisole), camp, campanology (the art of ringing bells), campanula (plant with blue flowers), canal, cancan, cancer, candela, candelabrum, candy, canker, cannibal, canny, canoe, canoodle, cantankerous, cantata, canteen, canter, canticle, cantilever, caper, captor, carat, carbuncle, carburettor, carcass, careen, cargo, caribou, cark (die), carnage, carnie, carotid, carouse (merry drinking party), carp, cartoon, caryatid (supporting column in the shape of a female figure), cashew, casserole, castle, castrate, casuistry (reasoning that is misleading or overly subtle), cathode rays, catnap, catacomb, cataclysm, catafalque (raised platform), catapult, caterpillar, cattle, Caucasian, caulk, cavity, cellophane, cellulose, centaur, centilitre, cephalopod, cervix, cesspit, chafe, chagrin, chakra, chalice, chalk, chambermaid, chamber pot, champ, chomp, chant, chap, chaplain, chapped, char, Charleston, chassis, chatter, cheap, cheapskate, cheddar, cheep, cheeseburger, cheesecake, cheetah, chestnut, chewy, chicken, chickpea, Chihuahua, chimney, chimneysweep, chimp, chimpanzee, china, chinchilla, Chinese, chip, chipmunk, chirp, chit, chitchat, chitterlings, chlorofluorocarbon, chockfull, chock, chop suey, chortle, chowder, chow mien, Christ, chromosome, chronometer (timepiece accurate in all conditions), chubby, chuck, chuckle, chuffed, chug, chummy, chukka, chump, chunk, chunky, chutney, CIA, cinnamon, circumcise, circumference, circumflex, circus, cirrhosis, cirrus, cistern, clack, clam, claim, clad, clammy, clammier, clammiest, clan, clang, clanger, clangour, clank, clap, claptrap, classic, classy, clatter, clavicle, cloven, climax, clench, clink, clinker, clitoris, clobber, clockwise, clog, counter clockwise, clog, clone, cloud, clown, cloven, cluck, clunk, clutch, clutter, coagulate, cob, cobble, cobra, cock, cockade (feather worn on a hat as a badge), cockeyed, coefficient, codger, coitus, coition (sex), coital, colander, coleslaw, collywobbles (nervousness), colony, colonize, colossus, combat trousers, comeuppance, comet, comical, commando, commode, commodious (roomy), commodity, communicable, commuter, compact, competitor, compile, complex, complicated, compos mentis (sane), compose, compost, compote, compound, compress, compute, concentric, conception, conch, conclave (secret meeting of cardinals to elect new pope), conclude, concoct, concoction, concrete, concubine, concupiscence (lust), concur, concussion, condom, confound, conducive, confabulation, confederate, confetti, conga, congeal, conjugal, conjugation, conjuror, conk, connubial, conquest, consonant, constable, constipation, contact, contender, contort, contortionist, contra, contraband, contraction, contradictory, contraption, contrary, contrariwise, contusion, conundrum, conurbation, convector, convivial, convolvulus (twinning plant with funnel shaped flowers), convulse, convulsion, coo, cookie, cooper, copper-bottomed, copulate, corpulent, corpuscle, correspondence, corroborate, corroborative, corset, cosmonaut, cosmic, costermonger (one who sells fruit and veg from a barrow), cotyledon (first leaf of a plant embryo), couch, cougar, counterattack, counterblast, counterpunch, coven (meeting of witches), covenant, covet, coward, coyote, crab apple, crabbed, crack, cracking, cracker, crackle, crackling, crafty, cranky, cravat (man’s scarf), crawfish, crayon, cream cheese, creep, give someone the creeps, cremate, crest, cretin, cribbage, creek, cricket, crinkle, cripple, crisp, croak, crocodile, crockery, crock, crocus, cromlech (circle of prehistoric standing stones), crop up, crosscheck, cross-eyed, crossword puzzle, crotchet, crotchety, crouton, crowbar, crown prince, crucible, crucify, crucifying, crucified, crucifixion, crumb, crumble, crummy, crumpet, crumple, crunch, crust, crustacean, cryogenics, crystals, cubic, cubbyhole, cubbing, cube, cuckold, cuckoo, cucumber, cuddle, cuddly, cudgel (short thick stick used as a weapon), culottes, culprit, cult, cultivated, cultured pearl, cumbersome, cumberbund, cumuli, cuneiform, cunning, cupping, cupola, curb, curd, curio, currios (rare unusual object, collectors item), curly, curmudgeon (bad tempered person), curtsy, cushy, cussed, custard, cuticle, cutlery, cut-throat, cyclotron

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