25 Words That Don’t Mean What They Originally Did

Did you know that 1000 years ago vegetarians ate meat? Well, don’t be nice and make sure you read this awful list because if you don’t you won’t understand anything in this introduction. These are 25 words that don’t mean what they originally did.

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Bully

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – someone who mocks or harms those who are weaker

Original meaning – a good fellow

24

Awful

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – very unpleasant

Original meaning – inspiring wonder

23

Nice

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – pleasant and agreeable

Original meaning – foolish

22

Pretty

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – attractive

Original meaning – tricky or cunning

21

Radical

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – a thorough change to the nature of something

Original meaning – basic and fundamental

20

Sad

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – subdued or sorrowful

Original meaning – content

19

Stupid

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – lacking intelligence

Original meaning – amazing

18

Villain

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – an evil person

Original meaning – a farm laborer

17

Last

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – final

Original meaning – Highest

16

Evil

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – malevolent and immoral

Original meaning – arrogant and snobbish

15

Brave

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – courageous

Original meaning – showy

14

Awesome

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – inspiring great admiration

Original meaning – terrifying

13

Amuse

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – entertain

Original meaning – cheat or deceive

12

Myriad

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – extremely great number

Original meaning – ten thousand

11

Amaze

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – surprise greatly

Original meaning – confuse with terror

10

Meat

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – the flesh of an animal as food

Original meaning – any food

9

Broadcast

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – transmit by radio or television

Original meaning – scatter seeds by hand

8

Cute

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – attractive in a pretty or endearing way

Original meaning – keenly perceptive, shrewd

7

Decimate

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – to totally destroy

Original meaning – to kill one in ten

6

Fantastic

words that don't mean what they used to

Current Meaning – wonderful or marvelous

Original meaning – existing only in imagination

5

Husband

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – a married man

Original meaning – house owner

4

Hello

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – a greeting

Original meaning – an expression of surprise

3

Grin

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – smile broadly

Original meaning – scowl, show teeth as a sign of anger

2

Douse

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – pour a liquid over

Original meaning – punch

1

Mugger

words that don't mean what they used to

Current meaning – a person who attacks and robs another in a public place

Original meaning – a person who makes mugs



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