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Like its predecessor, The Simpsons, Futurama's writers and voice actors are constantly inventing new words.

Overview[edit]

The words said on Futurama don't always exist in a standard dictionary. Several words have been invented by the writers and ad-libbed by the actors, creating new words and terminology for us:


A[edit]

Aks 
inquire, question; derived from the old english "ask."
Axe-hole 
pun on the term "ass-hole", used when Bender was hit in the back by an axe.
Coined by: Turanga Leela (Raging Bender)

B[edit]

Blorg 
akin to "yes" in alien language. Coined by Bernilla in Colorama.
Blowfully 
In an exceptionally poor fashion. Terribly. Probably comes from "woefully".
Coined by: Philip J. Fry (A Leela of Her Own)
Buh 
Another way to express "duh".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Love's Labours Lost in Space)
Bumbledy-boop 
Another way to say "butt".
Coined by: Princess Num Num (Yo Leela Leela)
Burglarsonarceny 
A crime invented by Bender. A portmanteau of "burglary", "arson" and "larceny".
Coined by: Bender Bending Rodríguez (6ACV14)

C[edit]

Cellphone-Telephone 
A lengthy (and redundant) way to refer to a cellular telephone.
Coined by: Bender (Into the Wild Green Yonder
Film
)
Clool 
Another way to express "cool".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Leela's Homeworld)
Cockatieling 
Used when Zoidberg raises his head fin.
Coined by: Amy Wong in "Möbius Dick"
Crack Slam 
An action wherein a person drops his/her pants, grasps a telephone receiver between his/her buttocks, and hangs up. According to the Professor, this is the rudest way possible to hang up, and was performed by Hermes. (The Beast with a Billion Backs
Film
)

D[edit]

Defrostee 
A person who has been thawed out of a Cryo-Tube or other forms of freezing for prolonged life.

E[edit]

Earthican 
Someone from the planet Earth, most likely derived from the word "American".
Elbow Talons 
One of Leela's mutations. Skin-covered spikes that grow down from her elbows. These can be and usually are trimmed.
Electromatter 
A substance not of our universe.
Extremeiest 
Coined by Fry when describing Slurm Loco.

F[edit]

Fl'uh 
Another way to express "d'uh".
Coined by: Amy (2ACV04)
Flingle, Glorg and Blorx, also Gloob 
The numbers One, Two and Three, also Half in Omicronian language.
Fonfon ru
A term for Amphibiosan marriage partner. According to Kif, the term's literal translation to English is "one who does not sleep with my superior officer".
Coined by: Unknown (TBWABB)
Fonfon rubok
The ceremony where the fonfon rus are joined together. Similar to a wedding.
Coined by: Unknown (TBWABB)
Footswear
To keep a promise by standing on one foot.
Coined by: Nine (ITWGY)
Frontbutt
How Hermes refers to his posterior after his head is replaced backwards. The creators expressed in the commentary that they expect the phrase "Kiss my frontbutt" to catch on.
Coined by: Hermes (BBS)
Fryfro
The name that Fry gives his hair when it is "all frizzy".
Coined by: Fry (6ACV01)
Main article: Fryfro
Futurama
Anything and everything that is witnessed in a series of science fiction TV episodes, comics, films, and other media. Usually revolves around the adventures of around Fry, Leela and Bender, and occasionally Amy Hermes Zoidberg and The Professor.
Coined by: Unknown

G[edit]

Gentacle 
A new word meaning a combination of "genital" and "tentacle".
Coined by: Turanga Leela (The Beast with a Billion Backs)
Gleesh 
Another way to express "jeez".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Where the Buggalo Roam)
Globviously 
Another way to express "obviously".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Where the Buggalo Roam)
Glorked off
Another way to express "pissed off"
Coined by: Amy Wong (Decision 3012)
Glorked up
Used to describe a dragstrip
Coined by: Amy Wong (2-D Blacktop)
Glorking
Another way to express "pouring"
Coined by: Amy Wong (Leela's Homeworld)
Gu'ck 
Another way to express "yuck".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Raging Bender)
G'uh 
Another way to express "d'uh".
Coined by: Amy Wong (The Series Has Landed)
Gumbercules 
A combination of Gumby and Hercules. Zoidberg loves that guy.
Coined by: Zoidberg (Parasites Lost)

H[edit]

Hibernative Naptosis 
A deep sleep, similar to a bear's winter hibernation. Useful for long space flights.
Coined by: Turanga Leela (4ACV01)

I[edit]

Innoguiltycent 
Something to plead in a court of law instead of "guilty" or "innocent". Bender pleaded not innoguiltycent in the New New York v. Bender case of 3011.
Coined by: Bender Bending Rodríguez (6ACV14)
Intragnizent 
From the context in which it was used, this word probably means unwilling to bow to pressure (of union strikes) - intransigent.
Coined by: Joey Mousepad (3ACV06)

K[edit]

Kamikazbee
Combination of "kamikaze" and "bee"
Coined by: Hermes Conrad (6ACV13)

M[edit]

Male Jelly 
A substance excreted by Decapodian males to fertilize eggs left by the females.
Meatbag 
A term referring to Humans (or organic creatures in general), may be a racial slur.
Coined by: Bender (1ACV01)
Mell out 
A phrase meaning chill out. A shortened form of "mellow out".
Coined By: Amy (4ACV13)
Monsterpus
A phrase used to describe Yivo. Appears to be a combination of "monster" and "octopus", referring to Yivo's many tentacles.
Coined By: Fry (5ACV07)
Murderology 
The study of murder.
Coined By: Zoidberg (2ACV16)
Murderonomy 
A collection of the established laws or knowledge pertaining to murder.
Coined By: Zoidberg (2ACV16)

N[edit]

Nerdlinger 
A term used to refer to someone who bothers to translate AL1, especially if English isn't their native language, as they would then have to translate it further into their native tongue. Nerdlinger can also be used as a term for Futurama fans, much as "Trekkie" is used for Star Trek fans. The term originated from The Simpsons episode "Homer Goes to College".
No Shklit 
A highly offensive term veiled in reference to the terms Shklee, Shklim, and Shkler, indicating surprise, disbelief, or sarcasm.
Coined by: Bender (5ACV08)

O[edit]

Orphanarium 
Used in the name of the Cookieville Minimum-Security Orphanarium. Same meaning as orphanage (3ACV06).

P[edit]

People hose 
The name used by the Futurama production staff for the program that inserts incidental characters into groups or crowds. This "hose" occasionally places more than one of an individual into the scene. It mostly contains unnamed characters, and characters known only by one feature such as Crack Addict, Mayor's Secretary, 21st Century Girl and Neutral President, in a variety of new colours.
Coined by: Rich Moore (Commentary:Raging Bender)
Pukeatronic 
A phrase to express disgust.
Coined by: Amy Wong (Parasites Lost)

R[edit]

Rage Dump 
An expression meaning that someone needs to either vent their frustrations or possibly relax. "Take a rage dump" may be analogous to "chill out".
Coined by: Hermes Conrad (2ACV06)
Robit 
A mispronunciation of the word Robot.
Coined by: Dr. John A. Zoidberg (TBwaBB)

S[edit]

Sandcrabbing 
Zoidberg's crabwalking fleeing, usually a cry of "Whoop-Whoop-Whoop-Whoop" is added.
Coined By: Amy Wong in "The Tip of the Zoidberg"
Scare-roused 
A combination of "scared" and "aroused".
Coined by: Philip J. Fry (Fry Am the Egg Man)
Science-Fictiony 
Of or relating to science-fiction.
Coined by: Mom (Mother's Day)
Scloop
Another way to express "goop"
Coined by: Amy Wong (Leela's Homeworld)
Scribble-Di-Gook 
A contemptuous word for chickenscratch or written gibberish.
Coined by: An unnamed old woman in the Last Curtain home. (3ACV08)
Scooby Doo'd 
Tricked into thinking a person/creature is real when it is actually someone in a costume.
Coined by: Amy Wong (Fry Am the Egg Man)
Sharksplosion
Possibly explosions involving sharks.
Coined by: The Ancient Martians ("A Farewell to Arms")
Shklee 
Gender neutral equivalent of "he" and "she".
Coined by: Yivo
Shkler 
Gender neutral equivalent of "his" or "her".
Coined by: Yivo
Shklim 
Gender neutral equivalent of "him" or "her".
Coined by: Yivo
Shkluffocate 
To be unable to breathe in a universe other than one's own.
Coined by: Yivo or Farnsworth
Shman 
Another way to express "man".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch)
Shmundred 
Another way to express "hundred".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Neutopia)
Skintube 
A term referring to organic lifeforms, especially Humans. Also see Meatbag.
Coined by: Bender
Smeesh 
Another way to express "jeez".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Put Your Head on My Shoulders)
Smizmar 
A form of address other than lady or gentleman.
The love partner of an Amphibiosan who gave it the ability to reproduce by someone touching his/her hand.
Snu-snu 
Amazonian for "sex" (3ACV01).
Sploops 
Another way to express "oops" or clumsiness.
Coined by: Amy Wong (The Cyber House Rules)
Spl'uh 
Another way to express "d'uh".
Coined by: Amy Wong (Put Your Head on My Shoulders)

X[edit]

Xmas (pronounced "ex-mas")
Clearly evolved from Christmas. This term has its roots in 20th-century slang.

Z[edit]

Zidiot 
Another way to express "idiot".
Coined by: Amy Wong (When Aliens Attack)