Vote for your favourite of Shakespeare’s Forgotten Words!


8th February 2019

SHAKESPEARE loved to invent words. He was very creative, coming up with new words and putting old words together in unexpected ways, many of which are still used today, including ‘lonely’, ‘bedroom’ and ‘amazement’!

But what about some of the ‘forgotten’ words? We’ve teamed up with renowned linguist Professor David Crystal to compile a list of 154 words that Shakespeare used in his day, and now we need your help to bring them back to life.

Join our poll and vote for your favourite word from our Top 10 list below.

Vote for your favourite of Shakespeare's Forgotten Words!


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teamgorbo1 · 4 years ago

I like ‘yesternight’ because it would save time as you would only write one word and it is quite funny.

lottiec09 · 4 years ago

First to comment

aryshah · 4 years ago

I think ‘YESTERNIGHT’ because it’s the only word that we might use everyday and it makes more sense than the others.And I agree with

viking · 4 years ago

Everyone chose yesternight :((( EXCEPT ME !!

poppypapa · 4 years ago

I love boggler

gabster12 · 4 years ago

I love ‘Yesternight’ because it sounds cool and mysterious and it saves you from saying last night which is sometimes confusing and it is only one word! Cool word Shakespeare!
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fishgirl2 · 4 years ago

Truepenny I LOVE that word! ??

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winniepooh · 3 years ago

I chose popinjay because I like a world that represents colourful, chatterey personalities and I think that it is great to have a word that summmarises that.

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l1lysg · 3 years ago

great word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

agossus · 3 years ago


super5tar · 3 years ago

I picked Geck because it sounds like something you would call someone

elephant_m · 3 years ago


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milkshakel · 3 years ago

yesternight for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

crystalx27 · 3 years ago


rosiem · 3 years ago

I quite like bubble babble!!!

dalesman · 3 years ago

I've been studying Shakespeare at school

amo · 3 years ago

i like Popinjay because it has a nice ring to it and it is a good describing word to use instead of lots of well known boring words

Aishah22 · 3 years ago

Hester night because ,come on, who wants to write yesterday night or last night just scribble down one word and done yesternight
Who’s with me????

Aishah22 · 3 years ago

Who just looked at most people’s votes and agreed with me
I did ? ? ?

redtoad · 2 years ago

Don't chose yester night!

panda89 · 2 years ago

bibble babble

imagine if that was a word!!!!!

panda89 · 2 years ago

i also like popinjay and slug abed

isn’t tricksy actually a word not a forgotten one????? 🤔

katkid10 · 2 years ago

Panda89, I agree with you. Tricksy is an actual word, for my family, because my Mum always calls me a little bit tricksy. I voted for 'Truepenny', as it is a nice word to say. It also sounds a bit like two pennies and Tuppence is my favourite word to say.