Hicuggle – A Definition

Hicuggle (aka Higgly)  – to hiccup and giggle at the same time. A sharp, high pitched, chest tightening intake of mirthful air.

The joys of teaching middle school are many, I promise, but one of the best things about days spent substituting with “my” 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are that they are old enough to banter and still young enough to wordplay with me. Last week we came up with the above gem. When I defined it for them, they actually thought I had gone online and found an actual definition for it (I haven’t looked!)

What are some of your favorite ‘made up’ or combined words?