Cool Words for Gamers: Kakistocracy – Killcow

No doubt, this week you’ll keak at the words on offer!

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Last week, I tackled the “I” and the “J” words. This week, we hurl ourselves into the K’s!:

  • Kakistocracy government by the worst citizens
  • Keak to cackle
  • Ken the range of vision; sight, view; the range of perception, understanding or knowledge
  • Kerfuffle disturbance, fuss
  • Kidliwink a beer shop
  • Killbuck a fierce-looking fellow
  • Killcow a braggart, swashbuckler or bully; a murderous fellow, a butcher

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “K”? If you do, share them in the comments below and add to your fellow gamers’ vocabulary!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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