SINGER a poet ...M16
SMASHER a sexually attractive person ...1948 sl., chiefly Brit.
STICKY-FINGERED inclined to steal ...1890 sl.
STUMPED poor, hard-up ...1837 sl.
SWELLISH elegant, stylish, first-rate ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TANGING of a pain, etc.: shooting ...1864 Eng. dial.
THROW OUT THE ANCHOR to apply the brake ...1942 Amer. sl.
TOPPY tipsy, slightly drunk ...L19 sl.
UM-BAY a bum; a worthless oaf ...E20 US Pig Latin for 'bum'
VAINLING a vain or vainglorious person ...1615 obs. rare
WHIGGER an adolescent male of Anglo-Saxon descent who acts out with African-
American stereotypes; a wanna-be Afro-American ...c1986 US playground sl.
ABERCROMBIE one who strives at creating the impression of knowing all ...1945 US sl.
ABRIDGEMENTS knee-breeches ...M19 sl.
ACID RAPPER one takes extra-large doses of LSD ...1960s drugs sl.
ADVERTISE to pluck and paint one's eyebrows ...1970s camp gay sl.
ALKYED drunk ...1970 US sl.
AMBISEXTROUS bisexual ...1926 Amer. jocular
ANGLIST a student of English, or scholar versed in English ...1888
ASLEW askew, diagonally; one-sided ...1899 Amer. dial.
BABIFY to make baby-like or babyish ...M19
BAD OFF sick ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BALLFACE a White person ...M19 US Black sl.
BASTING BIG exceptionally large ...1900 Amer. dial.
BEAT THE DEVIL ROUND THE STUMP to accomplish one's purpose while saving one's
conscience by indirection ...Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
BELLY WASHER a very heavy rain ...1967 Amer. dial.
BIG WHEEL a high-ranking or important person ...1942 sl., orig. & chiefly US
BODICE RIPPER a paperback romance novel with a pictorial cover featuring a man and
woman in a steamy pose ...Aust. sl.
BOY JONES an informer ...Bk1997 Irish sl.
BY THE MASS! an oath and an exclamation ...18C Brit.
CACHINNATION loud or immoderate laughter ...1623
CADILLAC BUNK a single prison bed in a setting where most beds are two-tiered bunk
beds ...1989 US sl.
CALEERIED scatterbrained, giddy ...20C Ireland
CHEESECAKE an attractive woman ...1934 sl., orig. US
COCONUT a servile Black person ...1988 sl.
CRACK to utter a wisecrack; to speak in a jesting or sarcastic manner ...1811 Amer. sl.
D. AND D. drunk and dirty ...Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
DAME the 'lady' of the house; the mistress of a household, a housewife; also humorously
applied to an aged housewife ...c1330 now arch. or Eng. dial.
DANKS tea leaves ...1893 Eng. dial.
DEPOSIT an act of defecation; dung; faeces ...20C US sl.
DISH-CLOUT a dirty slattern ...L18 sl.