Matilda Gobblefunk: A Dictionary of Roald Dahl's Made-Up Words

Many of Roald Dahl's books contain strange words you will not find anywhere else: this is because he made them up. Roald Dahl calls his made-up language "Gobblefunk," and he uses these invented words whenever common English cannot adequately describe whatever concept he is discussing. Following is a dictionary of some of the stand-out words in Gobblefunk:

Bootbogglers: Military Men

Churgle: To gurgle with laughter

Daddle: To run very fast

Exunctly: Exactly

Filthsome: Gross

Frobscottle: A green fizzy drink for giants

Grunion: A very grumpy person

Gunzleswiped: Caught

Jumpsquiffling: Something colossal

Jumpsy: Anxious

Natterbox: Someone who cannot stop talking

Oompa-Loompa: A little orange man that works in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Phizz-Wizzing: Brilliant

Scrumdiddlyumptious: Delicious

Snozzberries: A type of fruit used as flavoring in the Chocolate Factory

Snozzcumber: A gruesome vegetable found in Giant Country

Swigpill: Disgusting food