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Elizabethan Insults - Letter W

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Elizabethan Insults beginning with the Letter W

The following Elizabethan Insults dictionary contains words and phrases from the plays of William Shakespeare.

Watch out he's winding the watch of his wit, by and by it will strike (The Tempest)

We leak in your chimney and your chamber lye breeds fleas like a loach (Henry IV Part 1)
We may account thee a whoremaster and knave (Timon of Athens)
We need no grave to bury honesty, there's not a grain of it the face to sweeten of the whole dungy earth (The Winter's Tale)
Wedded be thou to the hags of hell (Henry VI Part 2)
Weed this wormwood from your fruitful brain (Love's Labour Lost)
Were I like thee, I would throw away myself (Timon of Athens)
What a brazen faced varlet art thou (King Lear)
What a caterwauling do you keep here (Twelfth Night)
What a caterwauling dost thou keep (Titus Andronicus)
What a disgrace it is to me that I should remember your name (Henry IV Part 2)
What a drunken knave the sea was to cast thee in our way (Pericles, Prince of Tyre)
What a fool art thou, a rampaging fool, to brag and stamp and swear (King John)
What a maidenly man at arms you have become (Henry IV Part 2)
What a slave art thou to hack thy sword as thou hast done, and then say it was in a fight (Henry IV Part 1)
What a wretched and peevish fellow is this King (Henry V)
What cracker is this same that deafs our ears with this abundance of superfluous breath (King John)
What have we here ?, a man or a fish, dead or alive (The Tempest)
What hempen homespun have we swaggering here (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
What rubbish, what offal (Julius Caesar)
What shall I call thee when thou art a man ? (Antony & Cleopatra)
What strange fish hath made his meal on thee (The Tempest)
What such fellows as I do, crawling between earth and heaven? We are arrant knaves all, believe none of us (Hamlet)
What tempest, I trow, threw this whale with so many tons of oil in his belly, ashore at Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
What's the matter you dissentious rogue that, rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, make yourselves scabs (Coriolanus)
When good manners shall lie all in one or two man's hands and they unwashed too, tis a foul thing (Romeo and Juliet)
When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast (The Merchant of Venice)
Where we are there's daggers in mens smiles (Macbeth)
Where will thou find a cavern dark enough to mask thy monstrous visage (Julius Caesar)
Whose horrible image doth unfix my hair and make my seated heart knock at my ribs (Macbeth)
Why he's a man of wax (Romeo and Juliet)
Why, this have not a fingers decency (Troilus and Cressida)
Why, thou clay brained guts, thou knotty pated fool, thou whoreson obscene greasy tallow catch (Henry IV Part 1)
Why, thou full dish of fool (Troilus and Cressida)
Would thou were clean enough to spit on (Timon of Athens)
Wretched, bloody and usurping boar (Richard III)

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