Nine wonderful words from other languages we could use in English
jayus. (from jayus in Indonesian). noun. 1. Involuntary or uncontrollable laughter after listening to a spectacularly unfunny joke. 2. A person who giggles or laughs frequently.
kaelling. noun. (from kaelling in Danish). 1. A parent who persistently insults their children. adjective. 2. Insulting obscenities aimed at children.
itsapeak. verb. (from iktsuarpok in Inuit). 1. To go outside to check if anyone is coming. 2. To glance through the window or door to verify whether someone is arriving. 3. To check persistently if an expected person is about to arrive.
atrabilisity. noun. (from atrabilis in Latin, black bile). A melancholic and irritable condition.
culach. noun. (from culaccino in Italian). A mark left on the table by a moist glass.
depaysed. adjective. (from dépaysement in French). 1. Feeling uncomfortable in another country. noun. 2. Strong nostalgic feeling and sadness when in another country and missing everything related to one’s own country. Psychology. 3. Not finding oneself. 4. Feeling disoriented. noun. Informal. 5. Jamaicón Syndrome.
despiritation. noun. (from l'esprit de l'escalier in French meaning formulation of the perfect reply too late) 1. The combined feelings of remorse, regret and being upset with oneself for not having reacted, answered or done something in response to being insulted, humiliated or abused. 2. The emotion that frequently affects the treverter.*
treverter. noun. (from trepverter in Yiddish). A witty response or comeback a person thinks of when too late to be used.
kummerspeck. noun. (from kummerspeck in German). 1. Gaining weight from eating as a relief from stress or grief. 2. Weight gain arising from compulsive eating habits. 3. A fat person who eats without being hungry.