17 Snappy Insults From the Elizabethan Era

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17 Snappy Insults From the Elizabethan Era

17 Snappy Insults From the Elizabethan Era

Because you always need more vintage insults to add to your vocabulary, these awesome words hearken back to the late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I ruled England and Ireland.  And here’s a few insults from Shakespeare.

barbermonger: a fop, a vain man

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bawd: one in charge of a brothel
beggarly: poverty-stricken
brazen-faced: insolent, disrespectful
caitiff: cowardly

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churlish: rude, ill-mannered
coistril: a coward
dandiprat: a young, insignificant person
lily-livered: a coward
lousy: louse-ridden
mopsy: a sloppy, dirty woman
pandar: a pimp

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recreant: cowardly
ruffian: a violent person, criminal
varlet: a dishonest, unprincipled person

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whoreson: an unpleasant, greatly disliked person
worsted-stocking: inferior

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