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The Simpsons Dictionary

The Simpsons has coined many words and phrases on the show, some of which have entered mainstream society as acceptable words, or exclamations to be used in a humourous situation. This page lists all the terms we have found that are used as real words in one or more episodes. N.B. Words that characters on the show purposely make up (e.g. 'tomacco') are not included.

Key to speech parts:

  • n. noun
  • v. verb
  • adj. adjective
  • adv. adverb
  • int. interjection
Simpsons Word of the Day

A

achy-breaky pelvis

n. disabling medical condition whereby the pelvis is split into two or more pieces.

Episode: King Size Homer

adultivity

n. the state or condition of being an adult.

Furthermore to this beer, I would also like three of your finest, cheapest cigars. Here's my ID which confirms my adultivity.

Episode: Much Apu About Nothing

ahoy-hoy

int. popular telephone greeting, often used by seniors.

Episode: Marge on the Lam, among others

appling

n. the process of editing a photo to make a person's cheeks more rounded and colorful.

Episode: Fraudcast News

assal horizontalogy

n. the act of sitting on one's butt for long periods of time.

I recommend a slow steady gorging process combined with assal horizontology.

Episode: King Size Homer

avoision

n. the act of not paying one's taxes.

Episode: Bart the Fink


B

bartesque

adj. (of French origin) underhanded, devious.

Episode: Bart of Darkness

B.B.B.Q.

n. B.Y.O.B.B. BarBeQue, where the sub-acronym B.Y.O.B.B. should be short for 'Bring Your Own Beef' but is often misspelled.

Episode: Lisa the Vegetarian

beginulate

v. to start something.

Let the commencement beginulate!

Episode: Treehouse of Horror XV

beverine

n. hot drink, often consumed with creamium.

Can I offer you a cup of coffee-flavored beverine?

Episode: The Principal and the Pauper

blingwad

n. unclassified transformed matter.

I oughta replace it right now with that Chinese cartoon with the robots that turn into...blingwads!

Episode: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

blurst

adj. most inferior.

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.

Episode: Last Exit to Springfield

b'oh

int. uncommon synonym for d'oh.

Homer Simpson doesn't say B'oh, he says... D'oh!

Episode: Burns' Heir

bolognium

n. element of the Oscar Mayer periodic table, with atomic weight 'delicious' or 'snacktackular'.

Episode: Lisa Gets an "A"

bonis eruptus

n. a terrible condition where the skeleton tries to leap out of the mouth and escape the body.

Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield

buh

int. expression of indifference or disinterest. see also: meh.

Episode: Lisa's Pony, Cape Feare, among many others


C

capdabbler

n. unknown inanimate object, taken from a famous poem:

Look at them all, through the darkness I'm bringing
They're not sad at all, they're actually singing!
They sing without juicers
They sing without blenders
They sing without flungers, capdabblers and smendlers!

Episode: Last Exit to Springfield

car hole

n. a building or indoor space in which to park or keep a motor vehicle; a garage.

A counterfeit jeans ring operating out of my car hole!

Episode: The Springfield Connection

cheese-eating surrender monkeys

n. (slang) a derogatory nickname for the French.

Bonjourrrrrrrrr, you Cheese-eating Surrender Monkeys!

Episode: The PTA Disbands

chestal

adj. of or relating to the chest.

I'm all tense through the chestal area!

Episode: Bart's Girlfriend

chewtality

n. the quality of being chewy or chewable.

Police brutality! ...And chewtality!

Episode: Brawl in the Family

chocotastic

n. one of the three neglected food groups, along with the whipped group and the congealed group.

Episode: King Size Homer

clown pole

n. a pole used by clowns for poking, or as a metaphor to imply avoidance.

You will now go back to your home towns and do kids' parties, swap meets, and all the other piddling crap I wouldn't touch with a ten foot clown pole.

Episode: Homie the Clown

commencement

n. the beginning of.

Let the commencement beginulate!

Episode: Treehouse of Horror XV

corpse hatch

n. an underground pipe used to store dead bodies; see also: innocence tube.

Episode: The Blunder Years

crantastic

adj. (of cranberry juice) delicious.

Episode: Homer and Apu

craptacular

adj. extremely bad.

Episode: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

creamium

n. a cream substitute, often served with beverine.

Episode: The Principal and the Pauper

crisatunity

n. (of Chinese origin) simultaneously synonymous to 'crisis' and 'opportunity'.

Episode: Fear of Flying

cromulent

adj. fine, acceptable.

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

Episode: Lisa the Iconoclast


D

debigulator

n. a device for shrinking humans to microscopic size.

It worked! The debigulator worked!

Episode: Treehouse of Horror VII

deceleratrix

n. a lever for reducing the speed of travel in a vehicle.

Episode: Homer the Smithers

de fault

n. the two sweetest words in the English language.

Episode: Deep Space Homer

delochinator

n. a hand-operated machine specifically for draining lochs.

Episode: Monty Can't Buy Me Love

dickety

n. a cardinal number, two times ten; in use during 1922 when the Kaiser stole the word 'twenty'.

I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles...

Episode: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"

diddly

int. a nonsensical muttering, often used in between syllables, or as a complete replacement for a word.

What can I diddly-do you for?

Episode: no specific episode; most prominent is Hurricane Neddy

dog-dangling

adj. so boring that one must resort to dangling socks above a dog.

Yeah, it's a lazy dog-dangling afternoon.

Episode: El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)

d'oh!

int. expression of frustration at the realization that things have turned out badly or not as planned, or that one has just said or done something foolish.

Episode: no specific episode; see Homer Says D'oh! page

dorkus malorkus

n. a nerdy or idiotic person. Originates from Latin.

You are, as we say in Latin, a dorkus malorkus.

Episode: Bart on the Road

double-bacon geniusburger

n. a very intelligent person.

Episode: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season

drunkening

n. the process of becoming drunk.

Get in here, boozy! You're late for your drunkening!

Episode: Brake My Wife, Please

dumbening

n. the process of becoming less intelligent.

Wait, that's not how you spell dumbening!

Episode: Lisa the Simpson


E

eltdown

n. unknown error condition at a nuclear power plant.

Episode: I'm With Cupid

embiggen

v. to empower or embolden.

He's embiggened that role with his cromulent performance.

Episode: Lisa the Iconoclast


F

fabulize

v. make oneself look fabulous.

Can't a girl fabulize herself before the big dance?

Episode: Lard of the Dance

faxtrola

n. a fax machine used by seniors.

Episode: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"

financial panther

n. a feline creature that will solve all one's money problems.

Episode: Homer vs. Dignity

floor pie

n. a tasty variety of apple pie, found on kitchen floors.

Episode: Boy-Scoutz N the Hood

flunger

see: capdabbler

foilage

n. vegetation, undergrowth, in the vicinity of a cider mill.

Episode: Burns, Baby Burns

foolingest

adj. the most fooling; more fooling than anything else.

You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine!

Episode: So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show

frinkahedron

n. a three-dimensional object with six faces, discovered by Professor John Frink.

Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI

Führerific

adj. something deemed good, but that relates to Hitler.

Episode: Bart Carny


G

Gamblor

n. a mythical gambling monster that causes addiction to casino betting.

Episode: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

glaven

int. a nonsensical expression, often used as a replacement for curse words, but sometimes randomly.

Good glaven, it's on my shoe!

Episode: no specific episode

groin-grabbingly

adv. in a high degree; extremely.

We make a good team. A groin-grabbingly good team!

Episode: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?


H

headbag

n. a bag of ice that contains the head of a stuffed toy.

A headbag! Those are choc-full of... heady goodness!

Episode: Rosebud

hoaxiscope

n. a machine used for finding mythical creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster.

Episode: Monty Can't Buy Me Love

Homer

n. American bonehead; see also: pull a Homer.

Episode: Homer Defined

hypohemia

n. (of Greek origin) a rare blood disease.

Episode: Blood Feud


I

innocence tube

n. an underground pipe that is not used to store dead bodies...honest!

Did I say corpse hatch? I meant innocence tube!

Episode: The Blunder Years

introubulate

v. to get someone else into trouble.

Episode: I'm With Cupid


J

Japanimation

n. Japanese animation that often causes seizures.

Episode: HOMЯ

Jebeditis

n. a medical condition resulting from over-excitement about Jebediah Springfield.

Episode: Lisa the Iconoclast

Jebus

n. the lord and saviour of the Chribtianity religion.

Save me Jebus!

Episode: Missionary: Impossible

jerkass

n. an annoying or idiotic person.

Out of my way, jerkass!

Episode: The Joy of Sect

jerkface

n. a generic insult; it should only be used with proper protection.

Hey, jerkface! You have the face of a jerk

Episode: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

juggler's despair

n. disabling medical condition, to which a clown or jester is most prone, where airborne colored balls cause severe depression.

Episode: King Size Homer

jumping-box

n. an electrical device used to display video broadcasts (sometimes referred to as a television).

Episode: Fraudcast News


K

kapowza

see: zazz

khlav kalash

n. a kebab-like foreign delicacy.

Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

knifey-spooney

n. a two-player game in which the first player names and pulls out an item of cutlery, and the second player must correct them if they are wrong.

I see you've played knifey-spooney before.

Episode: Bart vs. Australia

knowitallism

n. a condition in which the user believes to know everything.

Episode: Skinner's Sense of Snow

kwyjibo

n. a big, dumb, balding North American ape with no chin and a short temper.

Episode: Bart the Genius


L

lumberlung

n. disabling medical condition caused by inhalation of sawdust.

Episode: King Size Homer


M

malk

n. low-budget milk substitute, containing vitamin R.

Episode: The PTA Disbands

malparkage

n. the state or condition of being illegally parked.

If you do not remedy this malparkage within 72 hours, your car will be thrown into the East River at your expense.

Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

mazuma

n. money, wealth.

Episode: Girly Edition

megacide

n. the murder of a giant.

Episode: Simpsons Bible Stories

meh

int. expression of apathy or indifference.

Episode: Homer's Triple Bypass, Hungry, Hungry Homer, among others

microcalifragilistics

n. a branch of scientific study concerning the tiny.

Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

monsterometer

n. an instrument used to search for monsters or mythical creatures.

Episode: Monty Can't Buy Me Love


N

numbskullery

n. the act or process of being stupid.

Episode: Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"


O

ovulicious

adj. (of fertility drugs) pleasing to the tastebuds.

Episode: Eight Misbehavin'


P

pictocube

n. an electrical device used to display video broadcasts (sometimes referred to as a television).

Episode: Fraudcast News

poindextrose

n. a chemical unwittingly secreted by nerds, which causes bullies to pick on them.

Episode: Bye Bye Nerdie

poni

n. the correct plural of pony; 'ponies' is uncorrect.

I assume these are hypothetical dogs and poni?

Episode: The Heartbroke Kid

posturologists

n. scienticians who specialize in the field of human posture.

Episode: The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Presbylutheranism

n. The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism, a branch of the Protestant Christian church.

Episode: The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star

pricetaggery

n. the act of pointing out the high price of consumer goods.

Episode: Blood Feud

pull a Homer

v. to succeed despite idiocy.

Episode: Homer Defined

purplemonkeydishwasher

n. (slang) a vulgar insult.

Episode: The PTA Disbands


Q

Quantum Presbyterianism

n. the principal religion of creatures from the planet Rigel IV.

Episode: Treehouse of Horror IX


R

rageohol

n. narcotic substance that causes anger in people.

Episode: I Am Furious (Yellow)

rebigulator

n. device for enlarging humans shrunk with a debigulator back to their original size.

Episode: Treehouse of Horror VII

redorkulate

v. the process of reverting ones persona to it's original state of geekiness.

Episode: The Blunder Years

retirony

n. the act of something untoward happening to an employee close to retirement.

That hat's been with the station for twenty years! He had one day left 'til retirement.

Episode: Homer vs. Dignity

rootmarm

n. a flavourless mush, often associated with a life of chastity and abstinence.

Episode: Lemon of Troy


S

sacrilicious

adj. (of foodstuff) tasty, but with religious connections.

Episode: Homer Loves Flanders

safen

v. the process of becoming more safe.

Episode: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

sandal-wearing goldfish-tenders

n. (slang) a derogatory nickname for the Japanese.

Episode: Last Exit to Springfield

science pole

n. a special implement for opening cages and other equally scientific tasks.

Episode: Bye Bye Nerdie

scientician

n. a scientific physician, specialising in the food chain.

Episode: Lisa the Vegetarian

Scotchtoberfest

n. Scottish festival that takes place in October, though many people refuse to recognize it as real.

Episode: Bart's Girlfriend

screamapillar

n. a small but loud caterpillar-like creature.

Episode: The Frying Game

self-o-stat

n. a meter measuring one's own self-confidence and worth.

Episode: Bart's Inner Child

shinning

n. a special power possessed by only a handful of people that allows them to communicate with the mind.

Episode: Treehouse of Horror V

sisterectomy

n. the surgical removal of a female sibling.

Episode: My Sister, My Sitter

skin failure

n. a medical condition where the skin becomes very wrinkly and loose, and drops off the body; it is very common in seniors.

Calm down! You're going to give yourself skin failure!

Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield

skittlebrau

n. a type of beer that has candy floating in it; available at The 33c Store.

Episode: Bart Star,

Episode: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

smapron

n. a combination apron-smock.

Episode: Pokey Mom

Smarch

n. The thirteenth month of the year, typified by lousy weather.

Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI

smendler

see: capdabbler

smockron

n. not a combination apron-smock.

Episode: Pokey Mom

spankering

n. the act of smacking a child, either with the hands or a blunt instrument.

Episode: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

speedholes

n. special holes bored into the bonnet of a car that provide superior aerodynamics and speed.

Episode: Homie the Clown

squozen

v. the past tense (specifically, perfect tense) of 'squeeze'.

We've squozen our whole supply. To the lemon tree!

Episode: Lemon of Troy

stabby

adj. very keen to resort to stabbing.

I don't get mad. I get stabby.

Episode: Grift of the Magi

stinkables

n. soiled or otherwise smelly underwear.

Episode: Trash of the Titans

successmanship

n. the act of being successful, particularly in business.

Episode: C. E. D'oh!

superliminal

adj. one of three methods of communication (along with liminal and subliminal) that is akin to direct persuasion.

Episode: New Kids on the Blecch

Swedish lunchbox

n. archaeic synonym for a suitcase.

Episode: Jaws Wired Shut

sweetmercifulcrap

int. exclamation of grief or annoyance.

Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

swishify

v. warp the fragile little mind of a child through MTVs and diet sodas.

Episode: Homer's Phobia


T

tramampoline

n. a cursed trampoline on which everyone who uses it gets injured.

Episode: Bart's Inner Child

trambopoline

see: tramampoline

transdental electromicide

n. a medical procedure - a well-known cure for bonis eruptus - in which the patient is subject to repeated electric shocks in the mouth.

Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield


U

unblowuppable

adj. unable to be blown up.

Episode: She of Little Faith

unfaceuptoable

adj. (of problems) unable to be accepted or confronted.

Episode: Trash of the Titans

unpossible

adj. (of failure in English class) not possible.

Episode: Lisa on Ice


V

velocitator

n. a lever used to increase the speed of a car.

I'm sure the manual will indicate which lever is the velocitator and which the decelratrix.

Episode: Homer the Smithers


W

walking-bird

n. a game bird, a popular dish on Thanksgiving in the olden days, when people would also watch football, which in those days was called baseball.

Episode: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

woohoo

int. exclamation of satisfaction or happiness.

Episode: no specific episode


X

Xt'Tapalatakettle

n. ancient Olmec god, often idolized in the form of giant carved head statues.

Episode: Blood Feud


Y

yellow fatty-beans

n. common modern replacement phrase for 'banana'.

Episode: Natural Born Kissers

yoink

int. exclamation used upon snatching an object from another person.

Episode: no specific episode


Z

zazz

n. charm, charisma.

What is zazz? Zing! Zork! Kapowza! Call it what you want, in any language it spells mazuma in the bank!

Episode: Girly Edition

zing

see: zazz

zork

see: zazz

zuh

int. exclamation of incomprehensibility.

Episode: The PTA Disbands, among others


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