Words and Phrases from the Past!
Looking for a word?
Try the alphabetical WAPFTP Dictionary tab above, or the search box to the right.
The WAPFTP Reverse Dictionary is a great way to find words by their definition.
Complete definitions are given so you can find the right word you're looking for.
E.G. Looking for a word for a clumsy person?
Under WAPFTP Reverse Dictionary, click on "Reverse Dictionary C INDEX". From there click on the word grouping where you would find 'clumsy'.
You can also locate the word groupings in a pop-up when hovering over "Reverse Dictionary C INDEX".
Under 'clumsy person' you will find a listing like this:
• BOZO a clumsy, clownish, or foolish fellow; an oaf; a rude or annoying person ...1916 Amer. sl.
• BUMBLE-KITE one whose clumsiness is productive of mischief ...19C Eng. dial.
• CACK-HAND a clumsy, awkward person ...2000s sl.
• CLUSTERFIST a clumsy-fisted fellow; a clown, boor, lout ...1611 obs.
• DOPPER a clumsy person ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
• FUDDLE ONE'S NOSE
Nov. 15, 2017
I will mainly be concentrating on adding to the WAPFTP Reverse Dictionary for a while.
A large proportion of words can now be found online in the normal dictionary layout on various sites. However, the reverse dictionary layout is not as common, which is why I will be concentrating my time on that for the time being.
But I will eventually add all the words to the alphabetical listing.
And I will still be doing the Featured Word and Daily Word Quiz on weekdays.
(While all the words may not all be listed alphabetically in the WAPFTP Dictionary, they can still be searched for on the site using the search box above.)
Any feedback is welcome - see the Contact Form below.
Thank you, and enjoy!
The WAPFTP Dictionary and WAPFTP Reverse Dictionary are ongoing projects.
Words and phrases are constantly being added to both, as well as being edited (extra definitions, date changes, etc., including [muttered in a very quiet voice], correcting of errors!).