Cool Words for Gamers: Gadzookery – Gwenders

Gadzookery! That’s what it’s all about this week!

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


Last week, I tackled the “f” words. This week, we hurl ourselves in the g’s!:

  • Gadzookery the use of archaisms
  • Gallimaufry a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley
  • Galoot loutish, clumsy oaf
  • Gambrinous drunk, full of beer
  • Garb attire
  • Garboil turmoil, commotion
  • Gardyloo In Old Edinburgh, a warning cry before throwing dirty water from windows into the street
  • Garrulousness given to constant chatter; talkative, wordy or diffuse
  • Gibbous (of the moon or a planet) more than half but less than fully illuminated
  • Glabrous without hair or similar growth; smooth
  • Glaucous of a pale yellow-green colour; of a light bluish-grey or bluish-white colour; having a powdery or waxy coating that gives a frosted appearance and tends to rub off
  • Gleed squint-eyed, one-eyed; also crooked
  • Gloaming twilight or dusk
  • Globose spherical
  • Glop to swallow greedily
  • Gnap to bite in a snapping way
  • Graff to dig
  • Gralloch the entrails of a deer; the act of disembowelling a deer killed in a hunt
  • Gride to scratch, scrape or cut with a sound that grates upon the ears
  • Gruntle to put in a good humour
  • Gundygut a glutton
  • Gwenders a disagreeable tingling from the cold

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “G”? 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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