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101 Great Cuss/Swear Word Alternatives

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TMApsey is a mother of two who dabbles in freelance writing and blogging.

Want to steer your child away from swear words and lead by example? Read this list of 101 words that can be interchanged with swear and cuss words.

Want to steer your child away from swear words and lead by example? Read this list of 101 words that can be interchanged with swear and cuss words.

Bad Words: Things to Say Instead of Cursing

If you have children, are around them often, or even work at a school, you know how hard it is to come up with creative alternatives to cussing. Here is a list of 101 great words and phrases that you can use instead of swearing! Feel free to to use any of these with your own kids and add your best words and phrases to the list!

  1. Shnookerdookies!
  2. Fudge nuggets!
  3. Cheese and rice!
  4. Sugar!
  5. God bless America!
  6. Poo!
  7. Snickerdoodle!
  8. Banana shenanigans!
  9. Six and two is eight!
  10. God bless it!
  11. Barbara Streisand!
  12. Fiddlesticks!
  13. Jiminy Crickets!
  14. Son of a gun!
  15. Egad!
  16. Great Scott!
  17. Caesar’s ghost!
  18. Merlin’s beard!
  19. Merlin’s pants!
  20. Shucks!
  21. Darn!
  22. Dagnabbit!
  23. Dang rabbit!
  24. Dadgummit!
  25. Jumpin’ Jiminy!

26. Gee willickers!
27. Gee whiz!
28. Cheese whiz!
29. Good night!
30. Sam Hill!
31. Son of a monkey!
32. Son of a bucket!
33. William Shatner!
34. Son of a motherless goat!
35. Judas Priest!
36. Gosh darn it!
37. Shut the front door!
38. Holy cow!
39. Horse pucky!
40. Geez!
41. Sufferin’ succotash!
42. Son of a mother trucker!
43. Fudge berries!
44. Geez Terwilligers!
45. Mothersmucker!
46. Cornnuts!
47. Poo on a stick!
48. Aw, duck water!
49. Jerk water!
50. Dillweed!


51. Oh, snap!
52. OMG!
53. Fraggle rock!
54. Phooey!
55. Bogus!
56. Bull spit!
57. Crap!
58. Crikey!
59. Scuddle butt!
60. Shuzzbutt!
61. Son of a biscuit!
62. Leapin’ lizards!
63. Oh my gosh!
64. Oh my goodness!
65. Peanut butter and jelly!
66. Drat!
67. Oh, man!
68. Oh, dear!
69. Criminy!
70. Mother of pearl!
71. Tartar sauce!
72. Fish paste!
73. Fart knocker!
74. Hobknocker!
75. Pokémon!


76. Golly gee!
77. What the frog!
78. Kitty whiskers!
79. Barnacles!
80. Eat soap!
81. Eat slugs!
82. Go lick a duck!
83. For Pete’s sake!
84. I don’t give a Donald Duck!
85. Cheeses!
86. Pluck it!
87. Yuck fou!
88. Aww, noodles!
89. Hamburgers!
90. Geez Louise!
91. Fishsticks!
92. Frack!
93. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!
94. What the cuss!
95. Narf!
96. Marklar!
97. Shitake mushrooms!
98. Son of a nutcracker!
99. Raspberries!
100. Shikaka!
101. Mecrob!

Funny, Faux Curse Words that Start with "F" or "S"

Combine these words with others (as in "father Christmas!" or "fiscal responsibility!"), with others on the list (like "fresh sourdough!" or "freckled Freud!"), or use the nouns alone.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Lily Hawkins on August 08, 2020:

It was my dad using the word sleazebag and rotter as kid friendly insults because its very funny even its ok to hear at me and my siblings Also i did learn about these word like son of a dog what in the name of John Wall and holy Krabby Patty because i am still use some puns or bowdlerized words

Eliza Winters on August 03, 2020:

It was my nephew said he said you freaking dunderhead when he's getting upset I know my kids don't like to use bad words even my niece who likes to curse like a me because of swearing withba moderation and old ways At least there is a funny ways of saying fxxk you like happy to serve and thank you come again Also I was talked my mom why did i was started to cuss because my dad is using a old school swearing Its my kids are cursing like my own parents until now

Less21 on July 29, 2020:

I know there is any bowdlerized words like mother flunker son of breeze and what in the name of John Lennon because of my dad who is a hippie

Winter on July 29, 2020:

any alternatives for the sh word that start with s

Dean Ray on July 21, 2020:

I did say son of a bunny when my clilent is angry at the phone Also it was funny insults including dead brain and poopsie head when my kids is very upset Cheesy Poofs too

Kat on July 15, 2020:

Fart knocker will always make me laugh. It's my fave I keep forgetting about.

Becky Taylor on July 01, 2020:

I did saying Oh The Humanity is same like OMG or Oh Crap because of my kids say it My mother said SOB is refer to son of a broke and even my teenage son said some random words like Jessie James mother of pearl and money funder too

Trish McClelland on July 01, 2020:

My growing up years i was called vile names. I began to believe i was no better than a G.D. S.O.B. a bastard and a retard.

I began calling my granddaughter, grown now, a plocwod. It doesnt mean a thing. Its the random string of letters on a word search puzzle.

Teranova on June 29, 2020:

Its my dad did saying goodness and gee as a replacement of god's name in vains because he is very funny especially he said for chairman's sakes same with for Pete's sakes I am never give up cuss some words at anybody else like son of a bufoons meatheads and friggers because its just the words that my dad said one before

Cloe on June 24, 2020:

How about flamebag it was a teenager's insult but its just a funny alternative version of fxxker I did say some people in Houston Texas are saying son of a space agent holy scriptures and mother of Batman

Daniel on June 16, 2020:

What about

Holy Crap!

What the function! Alternative

Chevy33 on June 06, 2020:

When i am very angry and pissed off i did yell at them by saying you dingdong son of a harted person My mother said about nicer ways of swearing Even a 5 year old calling these people a monkey or splattedhead

Patricia on May 31, 2020:

there was a youtuber who said Hot cheese.

Lucy.Vivian on May 30, 2020:

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Sylvie on May 27, 2020:

My daughter always says holy crabs

Steven on May 15, 2020:

It was some funny words including I dont give a fuss son of a stupid idiot sweet mother of Klay Thompson eat the thang Holy Shooky because it was my father's cuss words

Marcus on May 05, 2020:

My words is came from my uncle is son of a drunken cow and master flasker Mostly i did saying the word son of an imbecile and holy tweak but also What the name of Booker T

random person on May 04, 2020:

my favorite is "Son of a motherless goat"

some chick on April 20, 2020:

Other ideas:

"What in the name of Papyrus' spaghetti?"

"I do NOT give a Frisk!"

"Holy Sans!"

"Oh, shih tzu!"

"Son of an overgrown flower!"

"Ah, you fiddlin' genius!"

yeetus on April 02, 2020:

its funny how most of these are harry potter refrences like " eat slugs" or "merlins beard"

Jack Matthews on March 28, 2020:

This is one funny to say with moderate swearing even my uncle said you monkey wreckers which is good Also my wife said pixie it means girl and of course some mild swear words likes blockhead son of a butchers your grandma was a villianess and your mom's shoes

moooo on March 10, 2020:

i got one: you overcooked green bean casserole

Miranda on March 03, 2020:

I knew my friend said Jimmy Butler is a perfect replacement of god's name in vains I did yell at my friend by saying Happy Meal bufoons and son of a homey when i am cuss at anybody like a good manner mother Its funny but it is a milder word when people cuss politely

Aria Lee on February 17, 2020:

I knew some friend said what a nice day with you that is nicer ways of saying fxxk you in Miami Florida I did learn to cuss like a grandma I did say son of a bucko what in the name of Sheamus and my favorite Holy Stephen Curry I when i am shocked

Luanne on February 10, 2020:

Some good insults are great like peepee weewee because of my 5 year old cousin I was told my dad about swearing like my grandpa is great idea like gad darn mother farter and son of a bench

kirsten on February 04, 2020:

I liked great Scott Idk why that sounded appealing. I also liked poo on a stick no reason why. thx for the random weird words I can now put in my vocabulary.

Nicky23 on February 03, 2020:

Kiss my caboose it was my dad who works at train station because he did cuss with old school swear words I am just yell the word rat face and snake head

Ethan 33 on January 27, 2020:

It was weird my 6 year old niece said shove it up your peach because she is getting annoyed at anybody I know she did use that word is poopy and son of a sinister because my brother's favorite cuss word

Liz22 on January 17, 2020:

I did say for Kawhi Leonard's sakes and give me a break same as for god's sakes I did cuss some words like son of a lameos heart hips bubbleheads paperclip head

kj the fricken fag on January 16, 2020:

i like calling ppl quebecers bc i aint racist but i just really hate that race

Alexander Johnson on January 13, 2020:

I think this word is a milder ways of saying f**k and f**king is flame and flaming respectively because of my uncle's funny cuss word Also a 5 year old can start to cuss like a good mannered person and the old people especially its a funny word like son of a witch what the heck flecker retard cretin and holy crap which is a good idea

Blake on January 07, 2020:

This is why Germany should have won WWII

siya on January 07, 2020:

what other words can you use instead the word f**k or f**k**g

Connan on January 03, 2020:

I did use some words like son of a idiot mother fooler snap dragon and childish because of some funny insults

jacqueline kramer on January 01, 2020:

say shut the front door

Pamela on December 30, 2019:

I wish someone would put this in a printable list for writers to keep as a reference. Great suggestions! I love that the author included the Sponge Bob exclamations :)

Willie 21 on December 28, 2019:

How about mother bucko because i saw my 3 year old son is trying to cuss like my wife with a silly swear words I think my son is never use that bads words because it was good so my 7 year old daughter saying that word son of a switch that is funny it was my mom's swear word and my 5 and 9 year old boys are always use some silly ways of saying go fxxx yourself is take with your things with you or share your blessings instead and my 11 and 13 year daughter did use a funny ways of saying F words like freaks foul fock fook and frag instead some B words like girl dame lass son of a smitch and son of a ladette I think it was good about silly words especially i did saying mother jeffer son of a blank what in the name of cheat coders and holy Johnny Bravo a lot because it was fun to cuss like an old person

Raymond Young on December 24, 2019:

This is hillarious about polite ways saying is what the fxxk is whats the focus or what in the name of Steve Nash which is my dad said before He said son of numbskulls and father miller a lot

Lou West on December 19, 2019:

I did say elite and brave it is as badass My cuss word is have fun at Disney its a polite ways of saying fxxx you because of the Disney world employees said one Also I did say son of a weirdos horse feces and cow feces which same as horse stuff and bull stuff

Chester on December 13, 2019:

My father did cuss by saying belcher or belch as a good manners of saying B words and I did saying Jesus Shuttlesworth Ray Allen and Joel Embiid a lot because i did say some characters in vains Also my son saying a polite ways of saying fxxx you is get your brains on

Willie Miller on December 09, 2019:

What about muggins i know its my grandfather's swearing I did use polite ways of saying go fxxx yourself is please go to sewage system with you or comeback with your own cribs

Hope on December 07, 2019:

Shitake Mushrooms still technically says a swear word.........

Lewis on November 11, 2019:

How about loggerhead it is funny ways of saying to a stupid person What is this piece of evidence Son of a criminal Bully and even Mac and Cheese that's my 14 year old son's swear word

Caroline on November 06, 2019:

I say "What in the name of Davy Jones' locker?" and "What in the name of Cave Johnson!" for when something weird happens, "Fiddlesticks!", "Son of a GLaDOS!", "Cheese and crackers!", and "Ham and cheese!".

Alec on November 04, 2019:

I did saying peas for brains it is a milder ways of saying dumbass Also it was the a nicer ways of saying of fxxx yourself is can you pass the paperworks from me or the mystery is in your hand

Ellie Reynolds on October 21, 2019:

I did saying slime head imbecile and bubble face because its funny about a person is calling somebody else as a stupid This is people in Utah did use some polite and silly ways of swearing just like my grandmom did this before

Lin on October 03, 2019:

My favorite slang is son of a bad guy which is a mild insult of my kids Cussing at my kids when i say holy snow and flippers is ok

Kelly on September 28, 2019:

Some of those words on TV are not allowed

Brandy on September 08, 2019:

I did yelling at anyone else by saying son of a dolly same as son of a gun Same as Badass is Vigilant or Warrior Also some kids using a swear word like goofy peanut head and son of a old person Some people can replace god's name in vains are Oh Neptune Oh My Groot Dave Maggot Mother Of Dude and Sweet Matter

Kenny Williams on August 31, 2019:

Its is not to harsh to swear at anybody else I did saying you son of a rude person give a freak cheesey puffs and olaf My parents did aware about using swearing without saying bad to them because I am use these silly words from my parents are saying with a nicer ways

Louise Smith on August 20, 2019:

I heard my kids are telling to keep quite is shaddup I knew my 8 year old son when is saying nitwit lameos and son of a belles instead because of the influence of an elderly friend

E on August 16, 2019:

Aw hamburgers!

Charles on August 15, 2019:

Say Pickaxes

Ethan Young on August 09, 2019:

Sabrina Michaels Savanna Bleach are these words same as son of a gun Also i heard my dad calls me a caca and mother helper because of silly words

Marian Davis on August 04, 2019:

I like the Christian swear words because of Tim Hawkins' performance but in Utah my sister did cuss like trust you it is same as screw you son of a good citizen and same as go screw yourself is your suggestion is yours

Judy Rose on August 02, 2019:

Would you do the funny favors it is a silly ways to say go fxxx yourself There is a hint people who did saying silly ways to say fxxx you are Dude you are awesome bring it on and Excellent to you

Martina on July 28, 2019:

I did say the f word it refers to say flat like flat you i don't give a flat go flat yourself or what the flat I think nincompoop is same as dumbass I am did saying go away like off to anywhere else or thank you and enjoy your journey

Daniel on July 27, 2019:

My favorite is using fluff instead of the f-word, “What the fluff?” “I don’t give a fluff!” “Boy I will fluff you up!!”

Danny Smith on July 24, 2019:

I knew these employees are saying some cuss words like Get A Grip is a milder ways to say Fxxx You Son Of A Zainy same as Son Of A Gun Off To The Shore same like GTFO and Rubbish same as Crap It because some employees are use some mild swear words are good for them

Elena on July 19, 2019:

Son of a quims is funny to say with my grandchildren especially I did saying mocker buckets son of a bothered queen blistering typhoons thunderation and poopoohead at my kids because of my old swear words

Steve Enns on July 17, 2019:

I am “gracefully” adding THREE:

Oh, Sarsour

Issac on July 08, 2019:

How about dunce and murder flavor because it was funny when a toddler use any childish swear words Also a southern belle ways of swearing are son of a madam praise you foul out and kitty because my older sister is use a funny slangs when she is living in Las Vegas area

Axel 33 on July 02, 2019:

Swearing at my kids by saying Shelly Anne Bell or Shelia Anne Belcher it is same as son of a gun Also my I did use the characters name in vains and a clean mouthed swear words is like my mom who is a catholic from Tampa Bay area I knew my 10 year old son saying the nicer way to say fxxx you are take care for that stuff and see you around because it is a childish ways to say that word

Loren Jones on June 26, 2019:

I did saying a word shrink it is same ways to say crap Also i did saying a replacement way to say fxxx you is thanks for the comments and bless you I am did saying these words are Summer Mitchelle that is same way to say son of a gun and George Damion same as gawd dang it and Jessie Jones a same as Jesus Christ because it use my colleuages name instead of Gods name in vains and a funny old people swear words

Nemyth on June 24, 2019:

How about adding the word Smoke? Replacement for S**t...Example for usage could be something like "Oh, smoke...I'm in trouble"

Tyler Jones on June 22, 2019:

I did saying this wor word tart because it was a food but a kid friendly ways to say B word

no on June 12, 2019:

go like a duck you fracking squab

Trisha on June 10, 2019:

I knew it was a Christian swear words like son of a butch and mammy jammer because It was my auntie's influnce of swearing in Utah because most christians including my coworker who is a mormon that they would use a funny swear words The moron way to say F you like just do it for yourself same as go away like hasta la vista and see you next time

Sue on June 08, 2019:

One of my favorite is using a frito bandito accent.

"Sunny beaches "

Seth Smith on June 04, 2019:

I did cuss at my parents by saying son of a wicked girl mother founder and crap head Anyways I always did use a mild language when my parents around me and so my siblings did use a mild language too because of my elderly next door neighboor's influence

Matthew21 on May 26, 2019:

It was awesome to say son of a evil doer because it is nice way to say at a bad person Also I just saying to my 8 year old son by calling some silly words and branded stuffs in vains like troll candy smashers and barniclehead

Madison Lee on May 23, 2019:

Village Idiot is my favorite insult because these guys are fools Also I was calling these people by using a funny ways of saying f*** you are foul you feck you have a good days people freak you have a nice meeting forget you and enjoy for your next visit Also I was visit to Dallas Texas my mother loves to swears like a kid by saying son of a irritated person mother foulers and buttface Also I am a Texan girl who can use a silly swear words because it was heard from my grandparents and my good mannered parents too

mE on May 16, 2019:

How many are from South Park ahaha

Minnie on May 08, 2019:

I heard that guy calling me a gentlewoman and vixen a lot because he is not saying bad words because he is a Christian believer I did mentioned a kid who is saying that word is son of a grouse because this kid is 5 year old but he use some kid friendly swearing is ok because of his grandfather's word

Lita on May 06, 2019:

I am telling a swear words is important for their kids with some polite ones like I swear it to you pal same as fxxk you Peace out Believe It to you and So long folks a niecer ways fxxx off It was my daughter who calling anyone a b word like Brick and Boogie a lot beacuse it silly I did saying son of a boogeyman because its a swear word of a southern belle Why I am swearing with some words without saying bad words even it is kid friendly ones

Bonnie on April 29, 2019:

This is funny when my cousin said Buzz off it means go away My cousin learns a kid friendly swear words like son of a gurly block you Justin Timberlake Moomoo Caca Horsey Caca and Caca because it is awesome

Lana May on April 22, 2019:

I did say that word clam up and pipedown to my kids it means stop talking I always getting mad by saying sneaky blasters son of a phoney

Edna on April 14, 2019:

I was mad about when they calling me a contemptible person beacuse it was weird but its a nicer way to say a B word I did yelling at these guys are calling them a son of a mean girls Also instead of saying f*** you I always say these words bless you you are my everything squeeze you and of course rock it out dudes It was easy to use a modern day slang words like Bye Felicia go off Thank You Next and skurt means go away and go smash yourself which is same as go screw yourself GD means gosh dang yikes my heart savage finess hunty and oh my gucci which my kids learns to use a polite ones instead

Roan Jones on April 12, 2019:

Pinhead is referring to somebody is a stupid Also i did always saying Gucci at my children because it is a kid's slang word

Robert Choi on April 06, 2019:

I did say Wow Fantastic Baby it means a kpopper way to say screw you After all my friend said you better run out it means go away I did saying the word got no jams it was BTS member RM's quotes its means have no fun when my children is arounding at me

Randal on April 03, 2019:

I wonder my children say the words beat it to other site means go away

Lenny on March 29, 2019:

I was called themselve son of a obscene humans because it is funny ways to say anyone who is bad I think i did mock them as Pepsi or Coke because its a soda brand name's in vains I did telling to go away you are going out or flee off to anywhere

Kenny Simpson on March 26, 2019:

I know about my younger sister saying holy coffee holy copy machine and son of a obscene a lot I did telling to shut their mouth is the coversation is ended I am just saying the words including woopsie and son of a joker too

Luna on March 22, 2019:

My 4 year old nephew saying have a great party enjoy the day and even same way to say screw you is have a paradise day my pal I knew the kids learn how to swear nicely I think I am not saying god's name vains by saying some real people's name in vains and fictional character's name in vains like Kevin Durant is my witness Glob blast it or For Justin's sakes Frankly I am just Southern Belle from Atlanta Georgia who learns to use some silly swear word but also a hands on mother who teach my 2 year old son learns to swear with a nicer ones same with my kids including my nephews and nieces who are now between 2 to 18 year because my influence of my 2 older siblings and my 3 younger siblings of saying some nice words Also my dad did keep on swear by saying bob dangit flee out to somewhere and of course poop deck

Warren Wesley on March 19, 2019:

These words are Mole Shrew Badger Bargain and Bagger are funny ways to say a bad people This is same way to say go screw yourself are Just try to hump with yourself and Inspect your private parts I last I heard my 7 year old son saying freak off and freak out It is means to go away but he saying the word trick track son of a petty and of course Jumping Michael Jordan

Lexy Danielson on March 16, 2019:

Swearing is good for you because I remember my mom likes to swear a lot when she saying those clean mouthed words like Phony Holy Roku and Son of a Amazon Also using bad words are wrong but the words of choice are ok to say I know my dad use a silly ways to say Fxxx you is Keep heads up and the good manner ways to say go away is Waving goodbye and have a trip Dingle is an actual polite ways to say bitch I am still proud to be a resident in North Carolina because of being a southern woman

Jen's Book on March 13, 2019:

I am just using these words like shag means wavy hair or refering to a sex I use when gets mad about by anyone with these word is son of a obnoxious dudes and pillock

Slav on March 10, 2019:

Jeez Rice

Kidnote on March 07, 2019:

Once some other guy saying this is please bang out from here it is clever ways to say go away This is how to use the swear words with a nicer ways I remember my father saying that words are tatter and poophead It is common ways of using nicer ways to say fxxk you is good luck to you dude My notes of using some alien and fictional swear words is makes myself upset I heard my boss swearing in German Filipino Korean Japanese French Italian Spanish Thai Irish Russian Latin and Chinese but i did understand about foreign swear word when my boss is upset and shocking at her employees I did keep on swearing with a silly ways instead

Svatoyslav Zhuravlev on March 06, 2019:

My history called Tombstone when Wyatt Earp said to the Clantons and the McLaurys, "You son of a crackers have been looking for a fight, and now you have it."

Tear Blog on February 28, 2019:

I was yelled at them by calling them a tomfools My mother did swears at me by calling me a buster liar BS jive turkey fricker son of a lass and goofball Also my Moron friend did swears a lot by saying that words like grod son of a hookers lump buck and dimwits instead

...... on February 26, 2019:

Pokemon was my favorite out of the 101

Nina Lyn on February 26, 2019:

When I was in Orlando Floridia for a vaccation I heard any swear word like Have A Disney Day it is same as Fxxx You where I was visted Disney World Second my daughter calling them a lousy gal and son of a disgraceful woman because she is good manner to say at anyone else including her friends and co workers My son in law and my 4 grandchildren are always use these words Like Get The Freak Off And Clear Off means Go Away End Of Talking means Quite and Some funny and good manner swear words are important to saying a swear words from me including the old swear words

a friendly duck on February 25, 2019:

Instead of cussing I say, "profanity noises"

WackBlog on February 20, 2019:

This words are funny like despicable woman and mother of swear word of them all is disrespectful humans

Heize on February 16, 2019:

My co worker did saying to them is idiot dope son of a ridiculous lady mismanagers goofball psycho zany maniacs son of a silly woman tukrey and son of a female clowns a lot

Wyatt on February 14, 2019:

I did use that words is a chubby dasatard that is same as the word fat bastard I went to Miami i am just calling them a scornful son of a annoying woman son of a sinisters I think the word is funny ways to insults like Jabroni Bazinga and Call Girl If people told to use polite ways to say keep quite is Ceased the public speaking with me and stop the chattering Most people to go away is going to escape from here and move out to anywhere else Also I never use god's name by using people's name and rhyming slangs like freaky chuck switch taunt trick and slackers

losie on February 12, 2019:

WHY DONT YOU JUS GO LICK A DUCK lol my new phrase.

Ayo on February 09, 2019:

What the flip!

Raven on January 31, 2019:

Tigress refers to say doll baroness and evil woman This is fun about a kid's heard from her parents swear words like quim hosehead derriere and son of a baroness I think a funny ways to say fxxk you is hanging out with you I heard my son saying go make out yourself it is funny ways to say get off and he said some words like posh bosh or Irish bull means nonsense and he did saying that word son of a naughty ones and you creeps