New Words: Wednesday 23, 2015
BEAT THE BOX to play dance music on a piano ...1915 Amer. sl.
BEER KEG the stomach ...L19 US sl.
BIBBLE-BABBLE idle talk, prating ...M16
BIBITION drinking; a bout of drinking ...L15
BIBLIOGRAPHIZE to compile a bibliography of ...E19
BIBLIOPHIL a lover of books; a book collector ...E19
BIBULOUS given to drinking alcoholic liquors ...M19
BIG BERTHA a hefty dame ...Bk1944 service sl.
BIMMY a prostitute ...20C sl.
BIT OF CAULIFLOWER copulation ...Brit. sl.
BIT OF PORK the female genitals ...18C Brit. sl.
BLACK DISHES cooking utensils, by contrast with glass and china
...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BLIMPED drunk, fully intoxicated ...1960s Amer. sl.
BLOW BEETS to vomit ...1960s Amer. sl.
BOBBER one who carries tales; a telltale ...Bk1944 service sl.
BODACIOUS remarkable; outstanding ...Aust. sl.
BODGER inferior, false, second-rate ...Aust. obs. sl.
BODGER a worthless person ...Aust. obs. sl.
BOFF to have sexual intercourse ...Aust. sl.
BOGAN a fool, an idiot ...Aust. sl.
BOGAN a rough lout or hooligan ...Aust. sl.
BOGEYHOLE a swimming hole ...Aust. sl.
BOGHOUSE a toilet, esp. an outside toilet ...Aust. sl.
BOLLICKY completely naked ...Aust. sl.
BONE OUT to back down from a confrontation; to run away from danger ...1993 US sl.
BONE OUT to leave quickly ...1993 US sl.
BONES dominoes ...sl.
BONNIE BRILLO one who is excessively neat and tidy ...1980s US campus sl.
BONO good ...M19 sl.
BONZARINA a notably beautiful woman ...1900s Aust. sl.
BOSTOON a fool or blockhead ...1914 Irish sl.
BOW PORT the mouth ...1835 Amer. nautical sl.
BOWLER a dog, usually of unpretentious pedigree ...1977 Irish sl.
BOW-WOW a sausage ...1900 Amer. sl.
BOW-WOW a very unattractive or unsatisfactory person or thing ...1935 Amer. jocular
BOX-BEATER a piano player ...1915 Amer. sl.
BOXCARS big feet or shoes ...1950 Amer. sl.
New Words: Tuesday December 22, 2015
ABBA-DABBA dark-skinned, esp. Arabic ...1975 US sl.
ABOUT TO FIND PUPS pregnant; about to give birth ...20C US sl.
ABSTAIN FROM BEANS to desist from politics ...1920s sl.
ABYSSINIA goodbye; I'll be seeing you ...1930s sl., orig. US
ACK-ACK a machine gun ...Bk1944 service sl.
ALLEY-CAT a prostitute ...20C Amer. sl.
ALPHA AND OMEGA female genitals ...obs. sl.
AMBISEXTROUS bisexual ...20C sl.
AMEBIATE to get drunk ...1960s Amer. sl.
AMERICAN BUSINESS COLLEGE a liquor store ...1940s US Black sl.
AMMUNITION gambling tokens ...sl.
ANGEL DUST HERO a person who is hooked on cocaine ...1980s US Black sl.
ANGISHORE a peevish person ...1866 Irish sl.
ANNIE NO RATTLE one who pipes up at the end of a conversation ...Bk1997 Irish sl.
APPLE IN THE WHITE FOLK'S YARD an expression used by one Black person to refer to another who is looked upon with unusual favour by White folk ...1900s US Black sl.
AUNT ELLA an umbrella ...1960 UK rhyming sl.
AUNT EMMA used as a personification of a matronly aunt ...1947 US sl.
AUNT EMMA in croquet: a cautious, conservative, dull player ...1977 US sl.
BADLING a small group of ducks ...L15
BADLING a worthless fellow ...obs. exc. Eng. dial.
BADLING an effeminate or homosexual man ...obs. exc. Eng. dial.
BAGAGA the penis ...1963 Amer. sl.
BAGAGA to copulate with ...1963 Amer. sl.
BAGBITER a person or thing that is infuriatingly objectionable, second-rate, or the like ...1982 Amer. computers' sl.
BAGEL-BENDER (usually offensive) a Jew; used disparagingly ...1977 Amer. sl.
BARLEY WATER beer ...1960s Amer. sl.
BATPHONE a police radio; the police personal radio system ...1977 UK sl.
BATTING AND BOWLING bisexual sexual activity ...1984 UK sl.
BATTLE AND CRUISER a public house ...1960 UK rhyming sl. for 'boozer'
TOPPLETY toppling over easily ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TOPSY-VERSY upside down ...M18 sl.
TRASHED drunk, fully intoxicated ...1960s Amer. sl.
UNDER THE JUNIPER TREE downcast ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
UNIVERSANIMOUS unanimous ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
UP ON ONE'S BEAN-WATER feeling very lively, strong, frisky ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
UPPERS 'N' UNDERS false teeth ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
WEAR THE BUSTLE WRONG to be pregnant ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
WEE-WAW shaky, loose, rickety ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
WHITTLE WHANGING (n.) wrangling ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
New Words: Monday December 21, 2015
SUBITOUS sudden ...1657 obs.
SUBLEVAMINOUS supporting, sustaining ...1661 obs.
SUBLEVATE to raise, to lift up, to elevate ...1597 obs.
SUBMONISH to reprove gently ...1621 obs. rare.
SUPERBAGNAMIOUS excellent, very fine, great ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SWAMP-SEED among sailors: rice ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TAB a woman; a young woman ...1918 Aust. sl.
TABBY a young woman; an a attractive young woman ...1916 sl.
TAKE A PUGGY to become very angry ...1985 Scot. sl.
TAKE A FLYER AT SOMETHING to take a chance at something ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
TAKE ONE'S BAG OF BONES HOME to depart, to 'get out' ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TAKEFUL-LOOKING attractive; captivating ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TALE-TELLING-TIT a telltale, a talebearer ...1895 Eng. dial.
TALK SHODDY to talk nonsense ...1893 Eng. dial.
TALL WATER SAILOR one who has often crossed the ocean
...Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
TENDERLOIN a district of a city where vice and corruption are rife ...1887 Amer. sl.
THAT AIN'T HAY that is a large sum; that is not insignificant ...1943 Amer. sl.
THINK TANK the brain ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
THOROUGH-GO-NIMBLE diarrhoea ...1734 sl.
THROW UP JONAH to be extremely nauseated ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TIB to slip out; to escape unobserved from school or house; to break bounds
...1840 school sl.
TIBBLE to slip out; to escape unobserved from school or house; to break bounds
...1840 school sl.
TICK AND TOY to trifle ...1550
TICKLE IN THE PALM to gratify with a tip ...1694
TICKLE-BRAIN one who supplies potent liquor ...1596 obs.
TICKLE-BRAIN potent liquor ...1639 obs.
TICKLE-TONGUED loose of tongue; talkative; garrulous ...1577 obs.
TIN OF BEANS jeans ...1960s rhyming sl.
TIN PLATE a friend ...20C rhyming sl. for 'mate'
TINSEL TEETH a person wearing orthodontic braces ...1970s US students' sl.
TIN-TACKS facts ...20C rhyming sl.
TIP-TOE NANCY an affected girl putting on airs ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
New Words: Sunday December 20th, 2015
SICCANEOUS dry, arid ...1656 rare
SICCED dry ...1667 obs.
SKY PIECE a hat ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SLIBBLE to let slide over so as to soil ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SLICK AS A SCHOOL-MARM'S LEG very pleasing, successful, pretty, etc. ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SLOBBERGULLUIOUS splendid, very fine, excellent ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SLOW BEAR a pig ...US Civil War usage
SLUG-NUTTY dizzy from being punched ...1933 US sl.
SLUMMOCKER an awkward or careless person ...E20 chiefly Eng. dial. & colloq.
SLURBS (derogatory) the suburbs ...M20 orig. US
SMOKOLOTIVE a locomotive ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SNABBLE to possess carnally ...Bk1903 sl.
SNOOZER a male person, a fellow ...1884 sl., orig. US
SNORK a baby ...1941 Aust. & NZ sl.
SNORKY stylish, up-to-date ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SPANK THE MONKEY of a man or boy: to masturbate ...1978 Amer. sl.
SPARK OUT unconscious ...1936 sl.
SPINEY BIFF (derogatory) a stupid or clumsy person ...c1980s playground sl.
SPIT SWAPPING (n.) kissing ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SPLEENY complaining or fussing over health; lacking in stamina and courage ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
START A HARE to raise a topic of discussion
STOW YOUR JAW hold your tongue ...Bk1896 sl.
SUAVEOLENT sweet-smelling; sweet-scented ...1657 rare
SUAVIATE to kiss ...1643 obs. rare
SUAVIATION a kissing ...1656 obs. rare
SUAVILOQUENT of sweet speech ...1656 rare
SUAVILOQUIOUS of sweet speech ...Bk1919 rare
SUAVIOUS pleasing, agreeable ...1669 obs. rare
SUBAGITATE to have sexual intercourse ...1637 obs.
SUBAGITATION carnal knowledge ...1658 obs. rare
SUBAGITATORY pert. to sexual intercourse ...a1693 obs.
SUBBOSCO a jocular word for the hair that grows upon the lower part of the face
SUBDOLOUS crafty, cunning, sly ...1588 now rare
SUBFUSCOUS of dusky, dull, or sombre hue ...1760 rare
SUBITANEOUS sudden, hasty, unexpected; hastily produced or constructed
...1651 now rare
New Words: Saturday December 19, 2015
SAG ALONG to walk slowly ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SAUSAGE a German ...1890 sl.
SAWDUSTY without profound meaning or interest; tiresome
SCABROUS full of difficulties
SCABROUS indecent or scandalous; risqué; obscene
SCALLY a young man who may range from a lovable rogue to a hooligan ...Brit. sl.
SCALLYWHAMPUS splendid, fine ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SCALP ONE FOR A JAY to dupe, to swindle ...1890 sl.
SCALY-BACK a treacherous, untrustworthy person ...Brit. sl.
SCANTIES very brief underpants, esp. for women
SCATTER GUN a machine gun ...Bk1944 service sl.
SCATTER GUN the anus, esp. when the owner has diarrhoea ...Brit. sl.
SCATTERS a bout of diarrhoea ...Brit. sl.
SCHINDLER'S LIST drunk...1990s Brit. rhyming sl. for 'pissed'
SCHLEMOZZLE a luckless, accident-prone wretch ...Brit. sl.
SCHUSSLE one who in hurrying falls over his own feet ...Bk1913-17
SCROOCH DOWN to crouch down ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. 001AD
SCRUMBOTIOUS first-class, nice, fastidious; particular, excellent, fine, delightful ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SCRUMBOTIOUS scrumptious ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SCULPIN a scalawag; a rascal ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SEE THE MONKEY DANCE to see novel and entertaining things ...1863 Amer. sl.
SEND TO THE RIGHT-ABOUT to dismiss ...1842 sl.
SEPTIC TANK an American ...1976 rhyming sl., chiefly Aust., for 'Yank'
SEQUELTERED sequestered and sheltered ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SET-HEADED headstrong ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SHALLOW-PATE a person having no depth of intellect or understanding
SHALLOW-PATED having no depth of intellect or understanding ...arch.
SHAMATEUR (derogatory) a sportsman or sportswoman who makes money from sporting performances and appearances while officially retaining amateur status ...L19
SHAMBOLIC chaotic, disorderly ...L20 colloq.
SHAMBOLIC inept, mismanaged ...L20 colloq.
SHAMMOCK a lazy, slovenly person ..E18 chiefly Eng. dial.
SHAMMOCK a starved, miserable-looking person or animal ...E18 chiefly Eng. dial.
SHAMMOCK to walk with a shambling, awkward, or unsteady gait; to slouch, to dawdle, to idle about ...E18 chiefly Eng. dial.
SHEEPSKIN a diploma ...colloq.
SHELLAC to defeat; to trounce ...sl.
SHELLAC to thrash soundly ...sl.
SIFFER one who drinks a great deal ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SINCE HECK WAS A PUP for a long time ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SING FROM THE SAME HYMN SHEET to present a united front in public by appearing to agree with one another
SINGED CAT a thing which proves to be better than its appearance suggests ...US
SLAP-HAPPY dizzy, orig, from being punched ...1936 sl.
New Words: Friday December 18, 2015
PULLING THE DEVIL BY THE TAIL living on one's wits; surviving, getting by
...1914 Irish sl.
PUMBLECHOOK a stupid person; an oaf; a 'human ass' ...L19 Brit. & US sl.
PUMMELLED very drunk ...1990 US sl.
PUMP THE STUMP to shake hands ...1947 US sl.
PUMP-HANDLE the penis ...E18 sl.
PURPLE-HEARTS amphetamine tablets ...1950s US sl.
PUSH IN THE BUSH IS WORTH TWO IN THE HAND, A one act of copulation is worth two acts of masturbation ...19C Brit. sl.
PUSSY-STRUCK obsessed with women sexually ...20C colloq.
QUEERISOME queer, strange ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
RACKERGAITED loose-jointed ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
RAG-AND-STICK a contemptuous epithet applied to an actor ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAGGY-BACKS people who are not well off ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAG-MANNERT rude-mannered ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAIN PITCHFORKS WITH THE TINES DOWNWARD to rain very heavily
...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAKE-SHAME an uncouth and wicked boy ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAKE-TEETH teeth wide apart ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAKE-TOOTH'D having large gaps between the teeth ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAMBASKIOUS rough, unpolished ...Bk1905 Scot.
RAMFOOZLE to disorder, to turn topsy-turvy ...1887 Scot.
RAMISHED confused or excited with drink ...1791 Scot.
RAMISHED sleepy because disturbed in one's sleep ...19C Scot.
RAMISHED furious, raging, crazy ...1899 Scot.
RAMPAGEROUS angry, furious ...1890 Eng, dial.
RAMPAGEROUS boisterous, noisy, disorderly ...1890 Eng. dial.
RAMPAGEROUS outrageous, obstreperous ...1890 Eng. dial.
RAMPS a reckless, dissipated person; a noisy, merry, boisterous fellow
...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RASPERRY TART a sweetheart ...1864 rhyming sl.
READ ONE'S BEADS to chastise, to berate, to attack someone verbally ...1950s gay sl.
REVELATION a drink ...E19 Amer. sl.
RHINOCERAL rich ...Bk1903
RIB-BASTE to thrash; to beat up ...Bk1903 sl.
RIB-BENDER a blow to the ribs ...1876 boxing sl.
RIB-TICKLE to thrash; to beat up ...Bk1903 sl.
RIP VAN WINKLE to urinate ...1992 UK rhyming sl. for tinkle
RIPROODLING excellent ...1954 US sl.
New Words - Thursday December 17, 2015
PHALLICIZE to possess carnally ...Bk1903 sl.
PHOENIX LSD ...2003 UK sl.
PILL-PEDDLER a doctor ...1857 sl.
PILL-PUSHER a doctor ...1857 sl.
PILL-ROLLER a doctor ...1857 sl.
PILL-SHOOTER a doctor ...1857 sl.
PINDLIN' weak, frail ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PINK TOE(S) a light-skinned Afro-American woman ...1942 US Black sl.
PINK TOE(S) a young White woman ...1942 US Black sl.
PINK-WINK a tadpole, esp. referring to the noise they made on spring evenings ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PONGO an English person ...1942 Aust. & NZ sl.
PONGO (derogatory or offensive) a Black person ...1968 sl.
POORER THAN SKIMMED WHEY extremely poor ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
POT AND PAN a husband ...1905 rhyming sl. for 'old man = husband'
PRAYER-HANDLES knees ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PRUNE PICKER a Californian ...1918 sl.
PRUNEFACE a homely or sad-looking person ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
PRUT dirt, as the sweepings from a floor, deck, or the like ...Bk1974
PRUT! an expression of contempt, disbelief, etc. ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
PUBICKERS pubic hair ...1995 Irish sl.
PUCKAWN a man who smells ...Irish sl.
PUDDING AND PIE the eye ...Brit. sl.
PUFF-ADDER one who farts in the bath, and then counts the bubbles ...M20 schoolboys' jocular
PUFF-GUTS a fat man ...1785 colloq.
PUGGLE mentally unbalanced, crazy ...E20 military sl.
PUGGLE a crazy or foolish person; an idiot ...E19 Indian now rare or obs.
PUGGLE to unblock a hole, etc. by poking with a stick or wire ...M19 chiefly Eng. dial.
PUGGLED exhausted; in a state of collapse; completely drunk ...E20 sl. (orig. military) & Scot.
PUGGLED given to foolish behaviour; tipsy ...1985 Scot. sl.
PUGGY-DRUNK extremely drunk ...L19 sl.
PUGILANT pugnacious, fighting ...L19 rare
PUGNASTY a nasty slut; a dirty prostitute ...17C Brit. sl.
PUG-UGLY very ugly ...20C sl.
PUG-UGLY a very ugly person ...20C US sl. & colloq.
PUKE HOLE a shabby. shoddy, dirty place ...1973 US sl.
PUKE HOLE (often offensive) one's mouth ...Amer. sl.
PUKE HOLE a toilet ... Amer. sl.
PULICIOUS flea-infested; flea-bitten; caused by or resembling a flea-bite ...M19 rare
PULL A CLUCK to die ...c1870 sl.
PULL A TRAIN of a woman: to have sexual intercourse with a succession of males ...M20 US sl.
WEDNESDAY'S NEW WORDS
NEW OFF THE IRONS newly graduated from university; just left school; hence, inexperienced, brand new ...L17 sl.
NIFF a quarrel, grudge, or spite; also dislike ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
NIMSHY a human being; a girl, a young girl ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
NISEY foolish, dull ...L17 sl.
NISEY a fool; a dunce ...L17 sl.
NO BIGGER THAN A PINT O' CIDER very small ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
NOAH'S ARK a long, closely buttoned overcoat, fashionable c1860 ...M19 sl.
NOAH'S ARK a lark (bird) ...L19 rhyming sl.
NOAH'S ARK a lark, a game ...L19 rhyming sl.
NOAH'S ARK a park ...L19 rhyming sl.
NOAH'S ARK an informer ...L19 rhyming sl. for 'nark'
NOAH'S ARK a shark ...1940s Aust. rhyming sl.
NOBBISH aristocratic ...M18 sl.
NOGGY (derogatory or offensive) an Asian immigrant to Australia ...1954 Aust. sl.
NOOSE IS HANGING, THE everything is ready; everyone is waiting, eager, and expectant ...c1955 Amer. sl.
NOSE-OINTMENT an overly inquisitive, nosy person ...Brit. sl.
NOSE-SHIT mucus, nasal residue ...Brit. sl.
NOT ON YOUR TINTYPE an emphatic negative ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
NOT WORTH A MONKEY'S SNICKER not worth a damn ...1893 Amer. sl.
NOUGHTIES the years 2000-2009 ...Brit. sl.
OIL-BURNING HABIT a ravenous appetite for drugs ...1938 Amer. sl.
OIL CAN a worthless person or thing; a good-for-nothing ...1920 Amer. sl.
OIL CAN a liquor bottle ...1929 Amer. sl.
OILED TO THE GILLS drunk ...1963-64 Amer. sl.
OLD LADY FIVE FINGERS masturbation ...20C sl.
OLD POT a husband ...1916 sl., chiefly Aust.
OOF money ... Bk1903 sl. 236SL
OZONED high on drugs ...a1979 Amer. sl.
PALE ABOUT THE GILLS feeling nauseous ...1949 sl.
PELL-MELL FOR A CAT-RACE very fast ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PENNY-DOG to follow or fawn on ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PHONE BOX a temporary latrine ...2002 US sl.
PIP, SQUEAK, AND WILFRED a group of three things ...1920 Brit. sl.
PISS-UGLY very ugly; repulsive ...Amer. sl.
POINDEXTER an overly studious person ...1980s Amer. students' sl.
POINTY-HEAD a stupid person ...1972 Amer. sl.
POINTY-HEAD an intellectual ...1972 Amer. sl.
POLLYFOX to quibble or equivocate ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
POOR AS POVERTY IN A GALE O' WIND extremely poor ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TUESDAY'S NEW WORDS
JAWTWISTER a hard or many-syllabled word ...Bk1896 sl.
JEREMY DIDDLER a cheat; a confidence trickster; a shabby swindling borrower
JERRYCUMMUMBLE to shake; to tumble about; to tousle ...1785 sl.
JETTER a pompous man ...1510 sl.
JEWLARK to flirt, to court ...1851 Amer. sl.
JIMMETY WHISKERS! an exclamation ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
JIM-SLICKER an unusually fine or pleasing person or thing ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
JOCKEY BOX a glove compartment ...US
JOCOSERIOUS half jocular, half serious; blending jokes and serious matters ...M17
JOHN-A-DREAMS a dreamy or idle fellow
JOHN THOMAS the penis ...M20 sl.
JOLLY BAG a condom ...1980s US sl.
JOLLY NOB the head ...L18 sl.
JOLLY-UP a drinking bout, a spree ...1900s sl.
JOLLY-UP a good time ...1920s sl.
JOLLY-UP an informal dance, a party ...1920s sl.
JOLTERHEAD a fool; a stupid person ...L18 sl.
JOLTHEAD a fool; a stupid person ...L18 sl.
JUBEROUS dubious, doubtful ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
JUBERSOME dubious, doubtful ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
KEEP THE TAMBOURINE A-ROLLING to keep things cheerful or lively ...M19 sl.
KING SPIT an arrogant, self-opinionated person ...1940s sl., orig. US
LABEFACTATE to cause to totter or fall ...1657 obs. rare
LABEON one who has large lips ...1650 obs. rare
LACERTOSE having large muscles; muscular ...c1400 obs.
LACHRYMARY pert. to tears ...1705
LACHRYMATORY a pocket-handkerchief ...1825 humorous use
LACHRYMATORY pert. to tears; tending to cause a flow of tears ...a1849
LACHRYMOSE given or ready to shed tears; of the eyes: suffused with tears ...1727
LACK-LOOKS a woman who is wanting in good looks ...1618 obs.
LADY-FART a small firecracker ...1940s US sl.
LADY FROM THE GROUND UP a woman who is drunk and disorderly ...L19 US
LAND OF CAKES Scotland, or the Scottish Lowlands ...1669
LOBDOCIOUS delightful, excellent ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
LONGER THAN THE MORAL LAW very long ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
MACKABROIN an old hag ...1546 obs. rare
MACROBIAN long-lived ...1727
MACROBIOTE a long-liver ...1882 rare
MACTATE to kill or slay ...1623 obs.
MACTATION the act of killing, esp. the slaughtering of a sacrificial victim ...1640
MACTATOR a killer or murderer ...1656 obs. rare
MAGGOT-PATE a silly whimsical person ...1622 obs.
MAGIRIST an expert in cookery ...1814 rare
MAGIRISTIC pert. to cookery ...1892
MAGIROLOGICAL skilled in cookery ...1814
MARBLE TOWN a cemetery ...1945 US sl.
MEAT AND TWO VEG the male genitalia ...UK playground sl.
METAL MOUTH an unkind name for a person wearing braces on their teeth
...US playground sl.
MONDAY'S NEW WORDS
FLIMP to have sexual intercourse ...Bk1903 sl.
FLIPPERCANORIOUS fine, grand ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FOLDING GREEN money ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FOO-FOO a fool, a worthless person ...Bk1974 Amer. dial.
FOO-FOO perfume ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FRESH OFF THE IRONS newly graduated from university; just left school; hence, inexperienced, brand new ...L17 sl.
FRESHWATER TROUT an attractive woman, usually in a group ...1940s US Black sl.
FRESH-WHITES a pallid complexion ...L19 sl.
FRESS to eat greedily or to excess ...1968 US sl.
FRET ONESELF TO FIDDLESTRINGS to worry to excess ...M19 sl.
FRICK AND FRACK the testicles ...1980 US sl.
FRIED EGGS small female breasts ...1997 UK sl.
FRIED, DRIED, AND SWEPT ASIDE said of bleached hair that suggests straw ...1997 US sl.
GACKEY repellent; nasty; a child's word ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. 001AD
GAS-HEAD a persona with chemically straightened hair ...1968 US sl.
GAS-HEAD an abuser of industrial solvents for their psychoactive effects ...1996 UK sl.
GAS-PASSER an anaesthetist ...1961 US sl.
GET AWAY WITH THE BAGGAGE to escape detection in or to avoid the consequences of mischief or wrongdoing ...1873 Amer. sl.
GIN-BOTTLE a dirty, abandoned, debased woman; the victim of alcoholic abuse, within an ace of inevitable death ...1909 sl.
GO AROUND ONE'S FINGERS TO GET TO HIS THUMB to go circuitously ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
GOOD LAND O' GOSHEN! exclamation, mostly used by women ...Bk1913-17
GORBLE to gobble, to swallow ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HARD CAT a well-dressed, popular male ...1959 US sl.
HARD-CHARGE in car racing, to drive aggressively ...1965 US sl.
HARD FODDER bad luck ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HARIOLATE to practice ventriloquism ...M17 obs.
HAVE IT MADE IN THE SHADE to be in an excellent situation; to have no problems ...1940s sl., orig. US
HAVE ONE'S JAWING TACKS ABOARD to talk fluently ...Bk1896 sl.
HIGH-FLY a lively, spirited person, usually a woman ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HOOKS AND CROOKS letters; writing ...1804 Amer. sl.
INVERACIOUS untruthful, untrue ...L19
INVERACITY untruthfulness; an untruth; a false statement ...M19
INVERISIMILITUDE unlikelihood; improbability ...E19
FRIDAY'S NEW WORDS
RAM-SAMMY a family quarrel; a noisy gathering ...1891 Eng. dial.
RAMSCOOTER to drench with water from a squirt or syringe ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAMSHACKERING rickety, dilapidated ...Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
RAMSHACKERING worthless, idle, unsteady ...Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
RAMSHACKETTY worthless, unsteady, dissipated ...1841 Eng. dial.
RAMPING-MAD furiously angry ...1896 Scot. & N. Eng. dial.
RAMPELTER a big lie ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAMPAGINOUS angry, furious ...1897 Scot.
RAMPAGINOUS boisterous, noisy, disorderly ...1897 Scot.
RAMPAGINOUS outrageous, obstreperous ...1897 Scot.
KITTLE CATTLE awkward customers
KITTLY easily offended; sensitive ...Scot.
KITTLY ticklish ...Scot.
KITLING a kitten ...Scot.
BRIO liveliness, vivacity, spirit ...Ital.
BALL-LOPPER a dominating woman; one who destroys the self-confidence of a man ...1970s sl., orig. US
BOWSY bad, evil, malicious ...1914 Irish sl.
BOX THE FOX to rob an orchard ...1991 Irish sl.
AUNTIE LILY silly ...1945 UK rhyming sl.
AUNTIE NELLIE the belly ...1961 rhyming sl.
AUNT BETTIE an overly cautious person ...1945 US sl.
AUNT HAGGIE'S CHILDREN any stupid, lazy, despised people ...1985 Bermuda sl.
AUNT JULIA communist propaganda ...1953 US sl.
AUGUSTUS a male homosexual ...2002 UK sl.
ABSQUATTLE of a person or animal: to leave; to run away; to abscond ...M19 sl., orig. US
ABSTROPELOUS aggressively resistant to control or restraint ...E18 sl.
BIG PRETZEL, THE Philadelphia ...Amer. sl.
CRUMB-BUM a worthless person ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
CRUMPED OUT drunk ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
CRUMPED OUT fatigued; asleep ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
IRISH APPLESAUCE mashed potatoes ...1960s US sl.
JAWBATION a general 'confab'; a conversation ...Bk1896 colloq.
JAWBATION a scolding ...Bk1896 colloq.
JAWHAWK to abuse; to vilify ...1890 Amer. sl.
JAW-TACKLE the organs of speech ...Bk1896 sl.
JIM-DANDY very fine ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
JOHNNY HEAD-IN-THE-AIR a dreamy fellow ...colloq.
JOLLOCKS a fat person ...M18 sl.
JOLLOCKS a parson ...M18 sl.
JOLLY FOR POLLY sexually available ...20C sl.
Thursday's New Words
DODINKUS a thing ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DOLLYMOSH to demolish ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DOPPER a clumsy person ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DOWNMOUTH to derogate; to disparage ...1981 Amer. sl.
DOWNY AS A HAMMER knowing, artful, shrewd ...1821 Amer. sl.
DUBROUS dubious, doubtful, dangerous ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DUKE'S MIXTURE a mixture or conglomeration of things ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DUKE'S MIXTURE confusion ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DUMB DORA a stupid woman ...1922 sl., orig. US
ELEPHANT'S TRUNK drunk ...Bk1903 rhyming sl.
EXCITED AS A CAT AT A MOUSE-SHOW highly excited ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FAZZLED tired ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FIGGY-FIG sexual intercourse ...1948 Amer. military sl.
FIGGY-FIG to have sexual intercourse ...1948 Amer. military sl.
FITS LIKE A SHIRT ON A BEANPOLE fits very badly...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FLAMBUSTIOUS showy, gaudy, pleasant ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FLY-TIPPING the deliberate dumping of rubbish in an unauthorized place
FREAKY-DEAKY acting without restraint, esp. in a sexual way ...1981 US sl.
GO-BILLY any kind of wheeled vehicle ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
GONSIL a young man; a naive young man ...1910 US sl.
GOSH ALL FISH-HOOKS! a common ejaculation ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
GREASEPOT a cook ...Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
GUT-ROT stomach pain ...1979 Brit. sl.
HANKY-SPANKY dashing, stylish, nobby; used esp. of well-cut clothes ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HARDFIST a violence-prone, tough person ...1955 Can. sl.
HARD-LOOK to stare at aggressively ...1994 US sl.
HARD-MOUTH to threaten or disparage ...1960 Trinidad and Tobago
HAREFOOT a swift-footed person ...rare or obs.
HASH-MARK a military service stripe ...1909 US sl.
HAVE THE SCREAMING ABDABS to be in a state of enraged frustration ...c1950 Royal Navy sl.
HUNKUM-BUNKUM fine, excellent, splendid ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
Wednesday's New Words
THAT DOG WILL HUNT the idea is a good one; success is probable ;;;1980s Amer. sl.
TEN-CARAT big; impressive; imposing ...Amer. sl.
SCHLEMIELS ON WHEELS bad or reckless drivers, motorcyclists, or cyclists ...Brit. sl.
POSH NOSH cordon bleu cookery ...Brit. sl.
SCALY-BACKED REPTILE a treacherous, untrustworthy person ...Brit. sl.
POINTY-HEADED stupid; idiotic ...1968 Amer. sl. Dict Amer Sl Kipfer 2007
POINTY-HEADED intellectual; cultured ...1968 Amer. sl. Dict Amer Sl Kipfer 2007
NOSTRIL INTRUDER a pest, an annoying person; someone who 'gets up your nose' ...Brit. sl.
CONVICT a zebra ...1940s Amer. circus sl.
FOOD FOR THE SQUIRRELS a stupid or foolish person ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FOOD FOR THE SQUIRRELS a stupid job, task, or scheme ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
WOODEN KIMONO a coffin ...1926 sl.
WHOPPLE AROUND of the voice: to be unsteady, to waver ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
UNDER THE DAISIES dead and buried ...1866 sl.
TWIST-AND-TWIRL (often derogatory) a young woman ...1924 rhyming sl. for 'girl', chiefly US
THROTTLEBOTTOM a harmless incompetent in public office ...20C
TIN LID a child ...1905 Aust. rhyming sl. for 'kid'
TAR-WATER general issue coffee ...Bk1944 service sl.
TALKATION a light discourse ...Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SWOBBLE to swallow hastily ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SUPER-SNOLLY-GONCHUS superlatively good ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
STRAWBERRY a graze on the skin ...1921 N. Amer. sl.
SQUEEGEE a person of importance; used derisively ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SPONDICULOUS splendid, glorious, enjoyable ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SOUSED drunk, intoxicated ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SMOKE WAGON a gun ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SMOKE WAGON an automobile ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SLOWER THAN STOCK-STILL extremely slow ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SKIN AND BLISTER a sister ...1925 rhyming sl.
SICKLE-MOON the crescent moon ...1875
SIDE-BONE a rib ...1848
SIBILOUS hissing, sibilant ...1768
SHEEPSHEAD a foolish or stupid person ...obs.
SHELLACKING a sound thrashing ...1880 sl.
SHELLACKING an utter defeat ...1880 sl.
SHANGIES handcuffs ...E19 Scot. & N. Eng.
SHAKE YOUR SHAMBLES go away; be off with you ...L17 obs sl.
Tuesday's New Words
FOOFOORAW a loud disturbance or interruption; a commotion ...Bk1974 Amer. dial.
FOOFOORAW gaudy wearing apparel, particularly accessories such as bracelets, belts, etc. ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FOOFOORAW ostentation; show-off; bluster ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FOGMATIC drunk ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FOGMATIC a drink of liquor ...Bk1974 Amer. sl.
FLYING COFFIN a glider or airplane ...WW II US Air Force & paratrooper use
HINKY-DINKY excellent, first-rate ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HOORAY HENRY (derogatory) orig. a loud, rich, rather ineffectual or foolish young society man; hence, a fashionable, extroverted, but conventional upper-class young man ...1936 Brit. sl.
HUMGUMPTIOUS splendid, excellent, pretentious ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
HYPERSNORTY stylish; proud ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
INSINUENDO innuendo ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
IRISH AMBULANCE a wheelbarrow ...1910s US sl.
IRISH FUNNIES the obituary columns in a newspaper ...20C sl.
JARGOOZLE to mislead; to lead astray; to bamboozle ...Bk1896 sl.
JEMMY AND JESSAMY a pair of lovers ...Bk1896 Amer. sl. Farmer slang 1896
JUMPIN' JEWSHARPS! an exclamation, usually of surprise ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
KEEP YOUR WOOL ON! calm down! don't lose control ...M19 sl.
KINGS AND QUEENS baked beans ...20C rhyming sl.
LABORIFEROUS that takes pains; that endures labour, painful, difficult ...1656 obs. rare
LABOURESS a female labourer ...1570 obs.
LACERTOUS having large muscles; muscular ...1541 obs.
LACHRYMOUS given or ready to shed tears ...1866 rare
LADIES' TREASURE the penis ...19C sl.
LICKETY-BRINDLE with great speed or vigour ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
MACHINOUS cunningly contrived ...1633 obs. rare
MACKEREL-BACK a very tall, lank person ...a1700 obs. cant
MAGIROLOGIST an expert in cookery ...1814
MAGNOLIOUS very fine, magnificent ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
MARBLE ORCHARD a cemetery ...1929 US sl.
MONKEY WITH THE BUZZ SAW to meddle in a dangerous situation ...1895 Amer. sl.
New words added
I've been so busy adding words to the Slang word list and thesaurus, I've let the daily posts slide.
Sorry! Will try to smarten up!
There's over 13,000 words and phrases at this point, and growing.
Here's a small sample of the latest words/phrases added:
ABBA-DABBA chatter, gossip ...1961 US sl.
ABDABS, THE a condition of anxiety; uneasiness, nervousness; also, but rarely, delirium tremens or a state of enraged frustration ...1946 UK sl.
ADMIRAL'S MATE an egotist ...Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
ALA-MONA-GORGEOUS excellent, splendid ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
ALL JELLY a buxom, good-looking girl ...Bk1896 sl. Farmer slang 1896
ANTIFREEZE alcohol ...1953 US sl.
AT ONE CLATTER at one time ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BABY BLIMP a jolly fat girl ...Bk1944 service sl.
BACKWARD IN COMING FORWARD reluctant, shy to do something; reticent ...colloq.
BARRELLED UP drunk, intoxicated ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BATTERY ACID coffee ...1941 US sl., orig. military
BATTERY ACID grapefruit juice or sour lemonade ...1945 US sl.
BATTERY ACID LSD ...1998 UK sl.
BE-ALL AND END-ALL, THE something regarded as the most important element in something ...1854 sl.
BEANER something or somebody who is fine or excellent ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BELLAFATIMA something or somebody excellent or splendid ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BIBACIOUS given to drinking ...L17
BILBO the penis ...obs.
BLOOD WAGON an ambulance ...1922 sl.
BLUER THAN A WHETSTONE extremely dejected ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BOOZEFUDDLE liquor ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BY THE GREAT HORN-SPOON! exclamation of surprise ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
CABBAGE-HEAD a brainless fellow; a thickhead ...1682
CACHINNATE to laugh loudly or immoderately ...1824
CACOPHONOUS ill-sounding, having a harsh or unpleasant sound ...1797
CALLIPYGOUS having well-shaped buttocks ...E20
CARPET CRAWLER a young child ...1976 US sl.
CARROT CRUNCHER a country dweller (from an urban perspective) ...1977 UK sl.
CARRY THE SHIT BUCKET to perform the lowliest tasks ...1977 Aust. sl.
CASPAR MILQUETOAST a cowardly, weak person ...1930s sl.
CAST-IRON AND DOUBLE-BOLTED extremely strong ...L19 sl.
CHICKEN-NECK to move one's head rapidly from side to side ...1990s US sl.
CHICKEN TRACKS illegible handwriting ...L19 US sl. Cassells Sl Green 2005
CHICKENSHITS, THE diarrhoea ...1950s US sl.
CHICLETS the teeth ...1960s US sl.
CHOPPER, THE death ...1945 sl., orig. services'
COLLYMOLLY melancholy ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
COMMISSARY BULLETS beans ...Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
CRACKER FACTORY a psychiatric institution ...1980s US sl.
CUT-UP anything or anyone stylish, stunning, or attractive ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.