Unique Short Words (120+ Cute, Funny, Aesthetic for 2022)

Looking for funny or cute short words? Reading and writing is enjoyable! You should learn new English terms and their definitions every single day, even if you don't have time to look up their meanings in a dictionary.

Learning a word of the day will make you sound more fascinating in talks, despite the fact that it may appear insignificant.

Go through the list of short words and their meaning below. 

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What are short words?

One can see that there are numerous parallels across Indo-European languages, particularly those that are truly European. These commonalities unquestionably result from the early Sanskrit language's roots in the extremely distant past of civilised humanity.

With a few exceptions, current terminology describing concepts that are extremely basic, ancient, well-known, and accessible to mankind are usually quite short and quite simple.

Today's short and straightforward terms were probably likewise brief at their time of creation in antiquity.

There is a pattern that confirms that nouns for well-known items are typically shorter. This is true even when taking into account the fact that the majority of words in European languages are monosyllabic or bisyllabic.

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Unique short words

Alfresco- "in the open air" or "found there" (adverb)

Alcazar - A Spanish palace or fortification 

Fuddy-duddy- Someone who is stuffy, traditional, and conservative 

Futz- To idly pass time (verb)

Gadzooks- An expression of surprise or displeasure. 

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Funny short words

Hullaballoo- This phrase might be used when describing a ruckus.

Meldrop- It's a shame that this isn't food. Instead, it's a mucus drop that is dangling from a nose.

Sozzled- You can use this ridiculous term to describe someone who is intoxicated.

Cutesy-poo- It may sound like a pet name, but this term actually means "sickeningly cute."

Short words that are a vowel

Snack- A little food consumed in between meals.

Jump- The act of using one's legs and feet to propel oneself off a surface and into the air.

Plot- A hidden arrangement among individuals to carry out an evil or criminal deed.

Short "o" words

Oasis- a shelter acting as a haven or safe haven

Obligation - The condition of being required to do an action or make a payment

Obloquy- State of shame brought on by public mistreatment

Short "i" words

Itch- an unsettling feeling on the skin that makes you want to scratch.

Igloo- An Inuit-exclusive style of dome-shaped shelter made from solid snow blocks

Inside- Inner surface or side of something.

Short and pretty words

Admirable- Having qualities that inspire respect and approbation.

Enamored- To feel deeply in love with someone or something.

Jaunty- Having or displaying a vivacious, upbeat, and assured demeanor.

Jocular- Funny or playful; fond of or characterized by joking.

Short "u" words

Ultimate- being or taking place at the culmination of a procedure

Umpire- An official who attentively monitors a game or contest to uphold the rules and mediate disputes resulting from the play. 

Unplug- Remove the plug from a device's socket to disconnect it.

Cool short words

Azure- On the visible light spectrum, the hue between cyan and blue is described by this word.

Efete- Its meaning is very refined.

Futile- The origin of this word is Latin. It denotes futile.

Short words that start with "q"

Quit- To depart from something permanently.

Quiz- A knowledge test, particularly one in which teams or individuals compete for amusement.

Quag- Boggy or marshy area.

Short words that start with "z"

Zonal- Pertaining to or defined by a zone or zones.

Zloty- Poland's primary unit of currency, is equivalent to 100 groszy.

Zingy- Thoroughly entertaining

Zippy- Vivacious, lively, or brilliant.

Short words that start with "a"

Abarcy- Insatiable or never satisfied

Agelast- Someone who never smiles or laughs

Acoustic - Associated with sound or hearing.

Short words that start with "e"

Enzyme: A material created by a living thing that works as a catalyst to cause a certain reaction

Equip- Provide with the tools required for a specific task.

Eject- To violently or abruptly force or throw (anything) out.

Epoxy- Any adhesive, plastic, or other material that belongs to the class of epoxide polymers. 

Rare short words and their meanings

Pugnacious- Prone to fight or argue easily (adjective)

Quibbles- Only excuses for something (noun)

Resplendent- Brilliantly sparkling, gleaming, or magnificent (adjective)

Rickrack- A thin, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a decorative accent on apparel, linens, and other items (noun)

Cute short words

Ado- A condition of anxiety or commotion, especially about something inconsequential.

Befog- A state of confusion

Bonny- Nice or lovely. 

Beaming- Shining brightly with beams

Evince- To show the existence of emotion

Fearless: Devoid of fear

Fluff - Considered to be trivial or shallow entertainment or writing.

Meaningful short words

Sassy- Unmistakably clever and fashionable.

Effuse- To pour out.

Phonic- The characteristics of sound.

Hustle- Tact quickly and hastily.

Zephyr- Calm, mild breeze.

Robust- Having a lot of strength and durability.

Encouraging short words

Dreams- collection of ideas, pictures, and experiences that cross a person's mind as they sleep.

Hope- State of expectancy and desire for a specific outcome.

Courage- The ability to face one's fears by acting bravely. 

Focus- The focal point of an endeavor or interest.

Aesthetic short words

Angelic: Having to do with angels.

Ardent: Full with emotion.

Chance: The likelihood that something will occur.

Chatoyant: A cut gemstone that reflects light.

Emollient: A substance that softens or calms the skin.

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