New words list June 2019

List of new word entries

In addition to revised versions of Second Edition entries, these ranges contain the following new entries:

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  • ayuh, adv.: “Yes.”
  • bae, n.: “A boyfriend or girlfriend; a romantic or sexual partner. Originally and chiefly as a term of endearment or affectionate form of address: sweetheart…”
  • ball sack, n.: “The scrotum; = ball bag n. 2.”
  • Barnstaple oven, n.: “Especially in the West Country: an earthenware pot with three short legs and a lid, used for baking over a fire. Cf. bastable n.”
  • bastable, n.: “attributive. Especially in Ireland: designating an earthenware or (in later use) cast-iron pot with three short legs and a lid, used for baking over…”
  • bastard bearing, n.: “The process or fact of giving birth to one or more illegitimate children.”
  • bastarding, adj. and adv.: “Used as an intensifier, typically expressing annoyance, contempt, hostility, etc., on the part of the speaker. Cf. bloody adj. 8a, sodding adj.”
  • bastardizing, n.: “The action of adulterating, corrupting, or debasing something; (also) the result of such an action.”
  • bastardly, adv.: “Illegitimately; (also) in a corrupt or debased manner, spuriously. Now somewhat rare.”
  • basted, adj.1: “That has been basted (in various senses of baste v.2); esp. that has been covered or coated with fat, juices, etc., during cooking.”
  • basted, adj.2: “That has been basted (in various senses of baste v.1); esp. that has been stitched together with loose or easily removable stitches, typically in…”
  • bastion, v.: “transitive. To furnish (something) with a bastion or bastions (bastion n. 2). Obsolete. rare.”
  • bastle, n.: “A fortified farmhouse of a type chiefly found in northern England close to the Scottish border; = bastle house n.”
  • berko, adj.: “Out of control with anger or excitement. Chiefly in to go berko.”
  • bess, adj.: “Excellent, marvellous, great; (of food) very enjoyable, delicious; (of a person) very attractive.”
  • bisphenol, n.: “Any of a class of compounds containing two identically substituted phenol groups joined by a linking group; spec. bisphenol A.”
  • boerboel, n.: “A large sturdy breed of dog of the mastiff type, originating in rural South Africa, probably as a cross between various European breeds and…”
  • boerboon, n.: “Any of various southern African leguminous shrubs or trees comprising the genus Schotia, typically having clusters of bright red or pink flowers and…”
  • boerekos, n.: “Traditional Afrikaans cooking.”
  • boerie, n.: “A type of traditional sausage originating in South Africa, typically containing coarsely ground beef and pork seasoned with various spices, and sold…”
  • boertjie, n.: “Used as a depreciative term for an Afrikaner. Also as a playful or affectionate mode of address.”
  • bogging, adj.: “Filthy, smelly; disgusting. Also: inferior, rubbish.”
  • BPA, n.: “Bisphenol A, a compound used in the manufacture of plastics, esp. epoxy resins and polycarbonates. Cf. bisphenol A n. at bisphenol n. compounds 2.”
  • brahma, n. and adj.: “A particularly pleasing, impressive, or desirable person or thing, esp. an attractive woman; a superior example of its kind; a cracker, a beauty.”
  • brammer, n.: “An excellent, remarkable, or very attractive person or thing; a superior example of its kind; a cracker, a beauty.”
  • Bribri, n. and adj.: “A member of a Central American people of the Talamanca region of southern Costa Rica and northern Panama. Also with plural agreement and the: these…”
  • BRIC, n.: “As a count noun, chiefly in plural: each of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, regarded as members of a group of emerging economies growing at a…”
  • brick, adj.2: “Of conditions or the weather: very cold, freezing. Also occasionally of a person.”
  • brick area, n.: “A residential area in which the houses are made of brick or brick veneer, often regarded as representing middle-class respectability.”
  • brick barge, n.: “A flat-bottomed boat used to transport bricks, esp. along rivers and canals.”
  • brickbatting, n.: “The action or an act of throwing a brickbat at someone or something. See brickbat n. 1.”
  • brick-brack, n.: “A brickbat. Also figurative: a criticism, an insult.”
  • brick cheese, n.: “Any of various types of cheese produced in brick-like rectangular blocks; spec. (U.S.) a mild, sweet, semi-soft cheese originating from Wisconsin…”
  • brick-cold, adj.: “Of conditions or the weather: very cold, freezing. Cf. brick adj.2”
  • bricker, n.: “A brickmaker or brick manufacturer, or (in later use usually) a bricklayer. Cf. brickie n., brickman n.”
  • brickery, n.: “A place where bricks are made or kept.”
  • brick hammer, n.: “A masonry hammer having a head that is flat (and often square in profile) on one side and chisel-shaped on the other, typically used for cutting or…”
  • brickle, n.: “A type of hard, brittle toffee, often containing nuts. Frequently with modifying word, as butter brickle, peanut brickle, etc. Cf. brittle n.”
  • brick-like, adj.: “That resembles brick as a substance or building material. Also: that is like a brick in size, weight, or shape.”
  • brickly, adj.: “Brittle, crisp; frail, fragile. Cf. brickle adj. 2 3.”
  • brickman, n.: “A maker, seller, layer, or carter of bricks.”
  • brick mould, n.2: “A crumbly soil found in Jamaica which consists of a mixture of clay and sand and is particularly suitable for the cultivation of sugar cane.”
  • brick oven, n.: “An oven or furnace for baking or firing bricks; a brick kiln. rare (now hist.).”
  • brick pack, n.: “A brick-shaped package of coffee, tea, rice, or another dry foodstuff; spec. (chiefly U.S.) a rectangular carton of juice, milk, or other liquid…”
  • brickscape, n.: “A view or prospect dominated by brick structures, as in a town or city; an urban landscape.”
  • brickstamp, n.: “A stamp used to impress a brick with an inscription, image, or symbol; an impression in a brick made using such a stamp.”
  • brick tax, n.: “A tax levied on the manufacture or use of bricks, esp. that levied on brick manufacturers in Britain between 1784 and 1850.”
  • brick-throwing, n.: “The action of throwing a brick or bricks at someone; the use of bricks as missiles. Also figurative: the hurling of condemnations or insults. Cf…”
  • bricktop, n.: “A head of red hair; (also) a person having this. Often (with capital initial) as a nickname for a red-haired person. Cf. brick adj.1 2b, brick-topped…”
  • brick veneer, n. and adj.: “A non-structural facing of brick applied to the exterior of a building, typically over cheaper structural materials, in order to reduce costs while…”
  • brick venereal, adj.: “Of or relating to a suburban housing development characterized by houses having homogeneous facings of brick veneer, in a style perceived as ugly and…”
  • BRICS, n.: “Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, regarded collectively as a group of emerging economies growing at a similarly fast rate in the early…”
  • bridalwear, n.: “Clothing worn by or suitable for a bride; wedding dresses collectively.”
  • Brideshead, adj.: “Reminiscent of the style, characters, plot, etc., of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited (1945), which depicts the lives of an aristocratic…”
  • bridey, adj.: “Like a bride; resembling that of a bride.”
  • brussen, adj.: “Burst; broken. Now rare.”
  • candy-ass, n. and adj.: “A cowardly, timid, effeminate, or ineffectual man; a wimp, a sissy.”
  • candy-assed, adj.: “Of a man: cowardly, timid, effeminate, ineffectual. Also of a thing: befitting or characteristic of such a person; insubstantial, undemanding. Cf…”
  • carretela, n.: “A type of light two-wheeled carriage, typically having passenger seats facing each other, and drawn by a single horse.”
  • chuggy, n.: “Chewing gum; a piece of chewing gum. Cf. chutty n.”
  • cisticola, n.: “Any of various small Old World warblers comprising the genus Cisticola (family Cisticolidae), which typically have brown-streaked plumage. Also (in…”
  • clabbydoo, n.: “A large dark mussel; esp. the northern horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus.”
  • clitorectomy, n.: “Excision of all or part of the clitoris (as a surgical procedure or cultural practice); an instance of this; = clitoridectomy n.”
  • clitoro-, comb. form: “Forming names of conditions affecting and procedures performed upon the clitoris, as clitoromegaly, clitoroplasty, etc.”
  • connectomics, n.: “The scientific study of connectomes; the branch of neuroscience concerned with this. Cf. connectome n.”
  • consecrated virgin, n.: “A woman who has taken a vow of perpetual virginity and is regarded as symbolically betrothed to God or Christ; spec. (in the Roman Catholic Church)…”
  • contempo, adj.: “Up to date, modern, fashionable; characteristic of the present time; = contemporary adj. 4.”
  • contemptus mundi, n.: “Disregard of or disdain for worldly or temporal concerns.”
  • coopetition, n.: “Collaboration between rival organizations in the hope of mutually beneficial results, sometimes on a specific project; cooperation between…”
  • cornichon, n.: “Any of several varieties of table grape having long narrow berries (also more fully cornichon grape). Also: a vine bearing such grapes. Often with…”
  • cremello, n. and adj.: “A horse having a pale, cream-coloured coat, light blue eyes, and pink skin.”
  • cretinization, n.: “The action or process of causing a thing or person to become cretinous; reduction to a cretinous state.”
  • CRUD, n.2: “attributive. Create, read, update, and delete; the four basic operations of data storage regarded collectively.”
  • crudball, n.: “An unpleasant or despicable person. Cf. crud n.1 2a.”
  • deek, n.: “A look; a peep. Cf. deek v.”
  • deek, v.: “transitive. To see (a person or thing); to look at, observe. Also intransitive: to look, peep.”
  • dejunk, v.: “transitive. To remove junk from (a place); to clear (a room or other space) by disposing of clutter and unwanted possessions. Also in extended use.”
  • dep, n.: “A person who stands in temporarily for another, esp. a musician in a band. Also: an instance of being such a temporary stand-in. Cf. dep v.”
  • dep, v.: “intransitive. To stand in temporarily for another person, esp. a musician in a band. Frequently with for. Cf. dep n.”
  • dicked, adj.1: “As the second element in parasynthetic compounds: having a penis of a specified kind, as big-dicked, limp-dicked, etc.”
  • dicked, adj.2: “Cheated, deceived; unfairly or harshly treated. Also: in a difficult or hopeless situation. Chiefly in predicative use.”
  • dicked-up, adj.: “Spoiled or damaged, esp. by being badly managed or handled; ruined, botched.”
  • Dickens-like, adj.: “Befitting or typical of Charles Dickens; resembling his writings or style; (also) reminiscent of the places, people, etc., described in the writings…”
  • dickheaded, adj.: “Stupid, annoying, objectionable; knowingly obnoxious, provocative, or disruptive. Cf. dickhead n. 1.”
  • Dickin, n.: “In full Dickin Medal. A medal awarded to an animal in recognition of an act of bravery, typically one performed during a time of military conflict by…”
  • Dickinsonian, adj. and n.: “Of, relating to, or reminiscent of Emily Dickinson or her work.”
  • dickite, n.: “A clay mineral related to kaolinite, typically white in colour, which occurs as pseudohexagonal crystals, aggregates of platelets, and in compact…”
  • dickless, adj.: “Having no penis. Chiefly figurative: impotent; powerless, weak.”
  • dickride, v.: “intransitive. Chiefly in the context of hip-hop or rap music: to praise, adopt, or imitate the views, style, behaviour, etc., of another person or…”
  • dick rider, n.: “Chiefly in the context of hip-hop or rap music: a person who praises, adopts, or imitates the views, style, behaviour, etc., of another person or…”
  • dickriding, n.: “Chiefly in the context of hip-hop or rap music: the praising, adoption, or imitation of the views, style, behaviour, etc., of another person or…”
  • dickriding, adj.: “Chiefly in the context of hip-hop or rap music: that praises, adopts, or imitates the views, style, behaviour, etc., of another person or group…”
  • dicksack, n.: “A condom. rare.”
  • dicky, n.2: “The penis.”
  • dicky dirt, n.: “A shirt.”
  • dicky fit, n.: “A fit of temper; an angry outburst, a tantrum. Chiefly in to have (also throw) a dicky fit.”
  • doiter, v.: “intransitive. To talk or behave in a confused, muddled manner, esp. as a result of old age; to become senile.”
  • doitered, adj.: “Having diminished mental faculties, esp. as a result of old age; confused, muddled. Also: physically debilitated by old age; infirm, decrepit.”
  • doitering, adj.: “Having diminished mental or physical faculties as a result of old age.”
  • doll, n.3: “A (large) piece or portion of something; a lump, a chunk.”
  • dork, v.: “transitive. Originally: to condemn as a dork. Later more generally: to treat badly or unfairly, to mess (a person) around; (also) to botch, to mess…”
  • dorked-out, adj.: “Resembling or characteristic of a dork (dork n. 2); unfashionable, nerdy. Cf. dorky adj.”
  • dorkus, n.: “A foolish, clumsy, or inept person; a dork (dork n. 2). Now also: one whose social awkwardness is regarded as endearing. Frequently as a form of…”
  • doting, n.2: “The action of dote v.2; rotting, decay (in timber).”
  • dotless, adj.: “Without a dot or dots (in various senses); esp. (of a letter of an alphabet) not having a point above it (see dot n.1 5c).”
  • dot painting, n.: “Any of various styles of painting using dots. Also: a painting in this style. Cf. pointillism n. 1.”
  • dottiness, n.1: “The fact of appearing to be covered with dots; the condition or quality of having or being marked with dots.”
  • doty, adj.1: “Silly, foolish. Cf. doting adj.1 1a.”
  • dumpster fire, n.: “A fire in a dumpster.”
  • easworm, n.: “An earthworm used as bait.”
  • fannybaws, n.: “A stupid, annoying, or unpleasant person. Frequently as a disparaging form of address. Cf. fanny n.1 5.”
  • fanny fart, n.: “An audible release of air from the vagina, typically produced involuntarily during or after sexual intercourse. Cf. queef n.”
  • fanny fart, v.: “intransitive. To release air audibly from the vagina, typically involuntarily during or after sexual intercourse. Cf. queef v.”
  • fart-arse, n.: “A stupid, annoying, or ineffectual person. Cf. fart n.1 3, arse n. 3.”
  • fart-arse, v.: “intransitive. Usually with about, around. To pass the time in an ineffectual or useless manner; to fool or mess about. Cf. to fart about (or around)…”
  • fart-catcher, n.: “A foot servant or page. Cf. catch-fart n. at catch v. compounds . Now hist.”
  • farty, adj.: “Resembling or suggestive of a fart, esp. in sound or smell. Also: prone to breaking wind.”
  • feechie, adj.: “Dirty, filthy; disgusting. Also (of weather): foul, rainy.”
  • fussy cut, adj.: “Of fabric or a patch of fabric used in quilting: that has been cut in such a way as to showcase or emphasize a particular image or pattern within the…”
  • fussy cut, v.: “transitive. In quilting: to cut (fabric) in such a way as to showcase or emphasize a particular image or pattern within the print.”
  • gamification, n.: “The action or process of making something into or like a game; spec. the application of elements of game playing (such as point scoring, competition…”
  • gamify, v.: “transitive. To make (something) into or like a game; spec. to apply elements of game playing, such as point scoring, competition with others, etc…”
  • gribiche, n.: “A sauce similar to mayonnaise, typically made from hard-boiled eggs, oil, vinegar, and mustard combined with chopped herbs, capers, and cornichons…”
  • groom’s cake, n.: “A richly or elaborately decorated cake which is served at a wedding and is presented to or symbolizes the groom. Opposed to bride’s cake.”
  • gym bunny, n.: “A person who spends a lot of time exercising at a gym, esp. to improve his or her appearance rather than for reasons of health or fitness.”
  • gype, n.: “A glutton; a greedy or avaricious person. Obsolete.”
  • gype, v.: “intransitive. To play the fool; to mess about or around.”
  • gypit, adj.: “Silly, foolish, idiotic.”
  • hailsome, adj.: “Beneficial to one’s health or well-being; wholesome.”
  • hakapik, n.: “A tool used (originally in Norway) in seal hunting, having a long wooden shaft set at right angles to a metal head with a long curved point at one…”
  • hakari, n.: “A Maori feast, typically held after a marriage, alliance, or other ceremony, and traditionally featuring a tall stack of food piled up in baskets…”
  • hákarl, n.: “An Icelandic dish comprising the meat of a Greenland shark that has been allowed to ferment (traditionally by burial in sand for up to twelve weeks)…”
  • hakawati, n.: “In some Arabic-speaking regions of the Middle East: a person who recites traditional stories as a profession, esp. in cafes and other public places.”
  • hake, n.5: “A wide, flat, soft paintbrush originating in Japan, typically having bristles of goat hair and used esp. in watercolour painting. Also more fully…”
  • hala, n.: “A pandan, Pandanus tectorius, found from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands to Eastern Australia, which bears large, edible, segmented fruit…”
  • hale, n.9: “In Hawaii: a house, a dwelling place; esp. a thatched house or shelter traditionally built by the indigenous people of Hawaii.”
  • hasbian, n.: “A woman who previously identified as a lesbian, esp. one who now identifies as heterosexual.”
  • herky-jerky, adj.: “Characterized by abrupt stops and starts, or jerking movements.”
  • heterotopia, n.: “A place (or notional place) that exists as an ordinary part of a society but which is also in some way demarcated, separate, or marginal, meaning the…”
  • imperated, adj.: “Designating an action which is commanded or determined by the will but exercised by some other faculty of the mind or body; = imperate adj. 2.”
  • impersonating, n.: “The action or an act of impersonating someone or something (in various senses of impersonate v.); (now esp.) the action or an act of pretending to be…”
  • inversely proportional, adj.: “Of two quantities: such that one increases in proportion to a decrease in the other.”
  • inverse square law, n.: “Any of several physical laws stating that the intensity of a particular force or phenomenon at a given point is inversely proportional to the square…”
  • inversus, n.: “The inverted (see inversion n. 6b) or reversed form of a composition or theme in a piece of music (esp. a fugue), as opposed to its original form or…”
  • invert, n.3: “Chiefly in plural. An invertebrate.”
  • invertable, adj.: “That can be or is designed to be inverted (in various senses of invert v.); = invertible adj.2 1a. Also Mathematics: that has an inverse; =…”
  • investive, adj.: “That invests (in various senses of the verb); of, relating to, or constituting investment; (Law) that has the function or effect of investing someone…”
  • ja-nee, adv.: “Used either as a non-committal expression or response, or to indicate agreement or assent. Now esp.: used as an emphatic affirmation of a statement…”
  • jerkface, n.: “An irritating, despicable, or contemptible person. Chiefly as a term of abuse.”
  • jerko, n.: “A stupid, irritating, or deliberately obnoxious person; = jerk n.1 12. Frequently as a derogatory form of address.”
  • jerkwad, n.: “A person or thing regarded as irritating, despicable, or inconsequential. Frequently as a term of abuse.”
  • Johnny Appleseed, n.: “A person likened to Johnny Appleseed, esp. in introducing a practice, activity, idea, etc., to a wider group of people.”
  • Johnny Canuck, n.: “The Canadian nation personified; Canadian people collectively. Also as a count noun: a Canadian person.”
  • Johnny Foreigner, n.: “(A name for) a foreigner, a person who is not British; a personification of foreign people.”
  • Johnsmas, n.: “The feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist (Midsummer Day, 24 June).”
  • Johnson grass, n.: “A tall Mediterranean grass, Sorghum halepense, now widely naturalized elsewhere and grown for fodder, but often regarded as a noxious weed. Also…”
  • Johnson–Nyquist noise, n.: “Electrical noise caused in a circuit by the thermal agitation, and subsequent random motion, of the charge carriers in a conductor.”
  • Johnston’s organ, n.: “In the second antennal segment of most insects, a sense organ which detects movements of the antennal flagellum, esp. due to sound or mechanical…”
  • jonikin, n.: “As a mass noun. Simple flat cakes made of cornmeal. Cf. johnnycake n. 1.”
  • journey cake, n.: “A simple flat cake made of cornmeal; = johnnycake n. 1.”
  • junked out, adj.: “Incapacitated by drugs; addicted to heroin. Cf. junk n.1 8.”
  • junked-up, adj.: “Intoxicated, high on drugs. Also figurative: excited.”
  • junketeering, n.: “The action or practice of going on political or press junkets (see junket n. 3b 3c). Cf. junketeer n.”
  • junketing, adj.: “That holds or attends feasts, parties, etc.; convivial, sociable. Cf. junket v. 1a. Obsolete (in later use archaic).”
  • junkiedom, n.: “Junkies collectively; the fact, state, or condition of being a junkie. Also in extended use, with modifying word: addiction to or obsession with the…”
  • junking, n.: “North American regional (New England and south-eastern Canadian). The cutting or division (of something) into sections or chunks; esp. the cutting of…”
  • junk mailer, n.: “A distributor of circulars, advertisements, etc., by post to a large number of postal addresses (cf. junk mail n. 1). In later use also: a sender of…”
  • junkware, n.: “Old or discarded items or materials as a commodity that may be bought and sold; second-hand goods. Now rare.”
  • junkyard dog, n.: “A watchdog which guards a junkyard; in later use chiefly in comparisons and similes denoting an aggressive animal or person, with reference to…”
  • knablick, n. and adj.: “A small piece or lump of something; (Lancashire) a lump of coal. Also: a small or irregularly-shaped stone. Cf. knibloch n., knobble n. 2.”
  • knibloch, n.: “A small rounded object, such as a stone or clod of earth; a lump or chunk (of something); a small swelling or protuberance. Also figurative: an…”
  • knob jockey, n.: “A homosexual man.”
  • meeple, n.: “In some board games: a small figure, typically in stylized human form, used as a playing piece.”
  • neurodivergence, n.: “Divergence in mental or neurological functioning from what is considered typical or normal, esp. where this falls on the autism spectrum; the state…”
  • neurodivergent, adj. and n.: “Differing in mental or neurological functioning from what is considered typical or normal; esp. designating a person on the autism spectrum. Also: of…”
  • neurodiverse, adj. and n.: “Showing a range of variation in mental or neurological functioning; esp. (of a group) including persons on the autism spectrum; (of a person)…”
  • noob, n.: “Originally and often in online contexts: a person new to or inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, esp. computing or video games; a…”
  • nutsack, n.: “A sack in which nuts are collected, carried, or stored.”
  • oenophilia, n.: “Love of wine; (in later use) spec. wine connoisseurship.”
  • Overton window, n.: “In political contexts: the spectrum of ideas on public policy and social issues considered acceptable or viable by the general public at a given time.”
  • pastirma, n.: “A type of highly seasoned, air-dried, cured beef originating in the Middle East. Also more generally: other kinds of meat prepared in a similar…”
  • pickleball, n.: “A game similar to tennis played with short paddles and a light perforated plastic ball.”
  • quillow, n.: “A quilt that can be folded into an attached pocket to form a pillow.”
  • sakkie-sakkie, adj. and n.: “Designating a simple, rhythmical style of boeremusiek, a form of Afrikaans folk music (cf. boeremusiek n.); (also) designating dancing performed to…”
  • schlager, n.1: “A basket-hilted duelling or fencing sword with a blunt tip and a long flat blade sharpened on the edge near the tip, of a type used by German…”
  • schlager, n.2: “Originally, in German-speaking contexts: a popular song, a hit song. Later usually: spec. a song of the schlager genre (see sense 2).”
  • schlenter, v.: “transitive. To trick, defraud, or take advantage of (a person). Also: to falsify or deceitfully manipulate (something); to achieve or acquire by…”
  • schleppy, adj.: “Esp. of a person or his or her clothing or appearance: shabby, scruffy; dowdy, unfashionable, unsophisticated. Later also in neutral or positive…”
  • schlockbuster, n.: “A film or book which is highly popular or commercially successful but is regarded as having no artistic merit. Cf. schlocker n.”
  • schlocker, n.: “A film regarded as having no artistic merit; esp. a schlock horror film. Cf. schlockbuster n.”
  • schlubby, adj.: “Esp. of a man: unattractive or plain-looking; shabbily dressed; unkempt.”
  • schlumbergera, n.: “Any of several Brazilian cacti comprising the genus Schlumbergera, which have flattened, segmented stems and pink, red, or white tubular flowers and…”
  • schlump, v.: “intransitive. To behave in a lazy or slovenly way. Usually with around, about.”
  • Schmallenberg virus, n.: “An RNA virus affecting cattle, sheep, and other domesticated ruminants in western Europe, thought to be transmitted by midges and causing stillbirths…”
  • schmancy, adj.: “Extremely or excessively fancy, esp. in a pretentious or ostentatious way; = fancy-schmancy adj.”
  • schmick, adj.: “Smart, stylish; admirable, excellent.”
  • Schmidt–Cassegrain, n.: “An astronomical telescope or camera employing a concave primary mirror, a convex secondary mirror, and a Schmidt corrector plate, so as to eliminate…”
  • schmoozefest, n.: “An event, meeting, etc., involving a great deal of schmoozing (see schmooze v.); esp. one at which people chat in an ingratiating or insincere way…”
  • schmoozy, adj.: “Given to or characterized by schmoozing (see schmooze v. 1); (originally) friendly, intimate, chatty; (later usually) insincerely or ingratiatingly…”
  • schmucko, n.: “A stupid or obnoxious person; = schmuck n. Frequently as a disparaging form of address.”
  • schnecke, n.: “A sweet coil-shaped bun, typically flavoured with cinnamon and topped with chopped nuts. Usually in plural.”
  • schneid, n.: “Cards. In gin rummy: a result where a player loses the game having scored no points. Cf. schneider n.1 2b.”
  • Schnelle, n.: “A tall tapering stoneware tankard with low-relief decorative panels (typically depicting biblical or mythological scenes), made in the Rhineland…”
  • schnitz, n.: “Slices or pieces of fruit, esp. dried apple. Also (in form snit): a slice or piece of such fruit.”
  • schnoodle, n.: “A dog cross-bred from a schnauzer and a poodle; such dogs considered collectively as a breed.”
  • scholared, adj.: “That has been educated or instructed; erudite, learned; trained.”
  • scholarship, v.: “intransitive. To obtain a scholarship; to attend an educational institution on a scholarship. Frequently with prepositional phrase as complement.”
  • scholarshipped, adj.: “That has been awarded a scholarship; attending an educational institution on a scholarship.”
  • Schola Saxonum, n.: “A hostel in Rome for the use of English pilgrims; = English school at school n.1 2.”
  • sket, n.: “A sexually promiscuous woman. Cf. skettel n.”
  • skettel, n.: “A sexually promiscuous woman.”
  • spit take, n.: “An act of suddenly spitting out the liquid one is drinking as a reaction to something surprising or funny, esp. as a technique in comedic acting.”
  • spox, n.: “A spokesperson.”
  • stechie, adj. and n.: “Of a person, limb, etc.: lacking suppleness or agility; stiff. Also occasionally as n.: a person so affected.”
  • stupefyingly, adv.: “In a manner or to an extent that causes stupefaction; (as an intensifier) to an astonishing or remarkable degree.”
  • stupido, adj. and n.: “Originally and chiefly in Italian-speaking contexts: stupid.”
  • swellegant, adj.: “Wonderfully stylish, elegant, or fashionable.”
  • swindle bar, n.: “In a plough, horse-drawn cart, etc.: a crossbar pivoted in the middle to which the traces are attached; = swindle-tree n. Cf. swingle-bar n. at…”
  • swindled, adj.: “Esp. of money: obtained by swindling; taken by fraudulent means.”
  • swindle-tree, n.: “In a plough, horse-drawn cart, etc.: a crossbar pivoted in the middle to which the traces are attached; = swingletree n. 2. Cf. swindle bar n.”
  • swine herder, n.: “A person whose occupation is keeping or tending pigs; = swineherd n. 1.”
  • Tiktaalik, n.: “An extinct sarcopterygian fish of the late Devonian genus Tiktaalik, which is a transitional form between fish and tetrapods. Also: the genus itself.”
  • tollie, n.: “An oatcake or other similarly round piece of bread. Obsolete. rare.”
  • twat, v.2: “transitive. To hit or strike (a person or thing) forcefully.”
  • twat, v.3: “intransitive. to twat around (or about): to mess about, fool around; to waste time. Cf. to fanny around (or about) at fanny v.2”
  • twatted, adj.1: “As the second element in parasynthetic compounds: having a vagina of a specified kind, as loose-twatted, tight-twatted, etc.”
  • twatted, adj.2: “Drunk; intoxicated with alcohol or drugs.”
  • twattery, n.: “Stupid or obnoxious behaviour, attitude, speech, etc. Cf. twat n. 2.”
  • twatting, n.1: “Sexual intercourse or activity. Obsolete. rare.”
  • twatting, n.2: “The action or an act of hitting or striking someone or something; esp. a thrashing, a beating-up. Cf. twat v.2”
  • twatting, adj.: “Used as an intensifier, expressing contempt, hostility, annoyance, frustration, etc. Cf. cunting adj.”
  • twattish, adj.: “Characteristic of or like a twat (twat n. 2); stupid, obnoxious, contemptible.”
  • twatty, adj.: “Characteristic of or like a twat (twat n. 2); stupid, obnoxious, contemptible.”
  • twit, n.4: “A state of nervous excitement or agitation; = twitter n.3 1a. Usually in in a twit.”
  • twitchable, adj.: “Of a part of the body: capable of being twitched. Cf. twitch v.1 4a.”
  • twitchel, v.: “transitive. To castrate (an animal) by means of a cleft stick placed over the testicles. Cf. twitch v.1 5c.”
  • twitchen, n.: “A narrow lane or alley; a narrow passage. In early use also: a place where two or more roads meet or where a road forks. Cf. twitchel n.1”
  • twitchet, n.: “The female genitals; the vulva or vagina.”
  • twitch stick, n.: “A stick used to twist and so tighten or add tension to a loop of rope, length of wire, etc. Also (occasionally): spec. a stick forming part of a…”
  • twitter, v.4: “intransitive. To post on the social networking service Twitter; to use Twitter.”
  • twittering, n.2: “The action or practice of posting on the social networking service Twitter; use of Twitter.”
  • twittersphere, n.: “With the. The notional environment in which people use the social networking service Twitter; such people considered collectively.”
  • twittish, adj.: “Apparently: critical, censorious. Cf. twit n.1 1a, twitting adj. rare.”
  • twittle, v.2: “intransitive. Of a bird: to chirrup, warble, twitter; to sing. Also occasionally transitive: to produce (a note or song) by chirruping or warbling.”
  • vag, n.3: “The vagina or vulva.”
  • wally, n.2: “A (usually large) pickled cucumber; a gherkin. Also (and in earliest use) reduplicated as wally-wally.”
  • wallyball, n.: “A game similar to volleyball played on a four-walled court with a ball which is the same size as but harder than a volleyball and which can be hit…”
  • wankered, adj.1: “Exhausted, worn out.”
  • wankery, n.: “Absurd, pretentious, or worthless talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; (also) an instance of this.”
  • wankly, adj.: “Weak, feeble; unstable, wobbly; unsteady, not to be relied upon, precarious; = wankle adj.”
  • wanky, adj.1: “Weak, feeble; unsteady, shaky; = wankly adj.”
  • whang, n.4: “A sharp, pungent, or unpleasant flavour or aftertaste. Also: an odour of this kind. Cf. twang n.2 1a, tang n.1 5.”
  • whangai, n.: “In Maori culture: a child who has been adopted, esp. within an extended family.”
  • xenoestrogen, n.: “Any of numerous compounds present in the environment of a person or animal that are capable of mimicking the effects of endogenous oestrogen, or of…”
  • yairs, adv.: “In representations of speech: = yes adv.”
  • yark, v.3: “intransitive. To retch; to vomit. Also: to hawk.”
  • yarking, n.3: “The action of retching or vomiting. Also: hawking.”
  • yassum, adv.: “Used to express assent or agreement when replying to a woman: ‘yes, ma’am’. Cf. yassuh adv.”
  • yayus, adv.: “= yes adv.”
  • yeesh, int.: “Expressing exasperation, annoyance, disapproval, etc.: ‘jeez!’, ‘good grief!’. Cf. sheesh int.”
  • yes but, n. and adj.: “A response which concedes assent or agreement before introducing an objection or qualification. Cf. yes adv. 2c.”
  • New revisions

  • blow-up, n., Additions: “Inflatable.”
  • broadleaf weed in broad, adj., n.1, and adv.: “any weed having relatively broad leaves; spec. any dicotyledonous plant (as contrasted with a grass or other monocotyledonous plant) that is…”
  • Brompton, n., Additions: “attributive and in the genitive, esp. in Brompton cocktail, Brompton mixture. A liquid medicine used to relieve pain or distress in terminally ill…”
  • cereal grass in cereal, adj. and n.: “any of various grasses which have edible seeds and are typically cultivated as agricultural crops.”
  • clam cocktail in clam, n.2: “(originally) a drink containing clam juice mixed with any of various (typically pungent) ingredients; (in later use chiefly) a dish of clams served…”
  • coffin dodger in coffin, n.: “†(a) U.S. a heavy smoker (obsolete); (b) chiefly British an elderly person, considered dismissively as close to death or enduring against the odds.”
  • common ancestor in common, adj. and adv.: “an individual, group, etc., from whom or which two or more individuals, groups, etc., are thought to be descended, esp. (in later use) in a…”
  • confirmation bias in confirmation, n.: “the tendency to seek or favour new information which supports one’s existing theories or beliefs, while avoiding or rejecting that which disrupts…”
  • crapaud, n., Additions: “slang (chiefly derogatory). Frequently with capital initial. A French person or a person of French descent. Cf. Johnny Crapaud n.”
  • crew, n.1, Additions: “U.S. The sport of rowing, esp. as practised at a college or university.”
  • curtain jerker in curtain, n.1: “a performance, game, or (now chiefly) fight that takes place before the main event, esp. as the first event on the bill; a curtain-raiser; (also) a…”
  • curtain-twitcher in curtain, n.1: “a person who observes other people’s activities from his or her window, esp. in a furtive and prying manner; a nosy neighbour.”
  • you dancer in dancer, n.: “Scottish colloquial. you (wee) dancer and variants: expressing triumph, pleasure, approval, etc. Cf. you (little, wee, etc.) beauty at beauty n…”
  • elementary charge in elementary, adj.: “the electrical charge on a single proton, equal to approx. 1.602 × 10−19 coulombs; symbol e or qe.”
  • grognard, n., Additions: “In gaming contexts: an expert or long-standing player, esp. of war-games or role-playing games.”
  • harambee, n., Additions: “A fund-raising event for a charity or cause.”
  • hint, hint in hint, n.: “hint, hint: used (humorously) as an interjection to draw attention to an indirect suggestion or underlying implication.”
  • indigenous rights in indigenous, adj.: “the human, civil, and legal rights possessed by indigenous peoples, esp. those rights relating to the preservation, protection, or recognition of…”
  • jouissance, n., Additions: “In various psychoanalytic and literary theories: physical or intellectual ecstasy, esp. considered extreme or overwhelming.”
  • jungle babbler in jungle, n.: “a large greyish-brown songbird, Turdoides striata (family Leiotrichidae), widespread in South Asia, having a long tail and living in small noisy…”
  • lytic cocktail in lytic, adj.: “a combination of drugs (typically the sedative chlorpromazine, the opioid pethidine, and the antihistamine promethazine) used originally as an…”
  • set girl in set, n.2: “(in Jamaica) a female dancer who performs at traditional festivals such as junkanoo (see junkanoo n.).”
  • short-horned grasshopper in short-horned, adj.: “any of numerous grasshoppers and locusts comprising the family Acrididae, which have relatively short, thickened antennae in comparison to the bush…”
  • to suck cock in suck, v.: “To practise fellatio.”
  • to suck cock in suck, v.: “To be horrible, dreadful, awful.”
  • to suck dick in suck, v.: “To practise fellatio.”
  • to suck dick in suck, v.: “To be horrible, dreadful, awful. Frequently with modifier (typically relating to size) as intensifier, as to suck big dick, to suck donkey dick, etc.”
  • trekker, n., Additions: “Chiefly with capital initial. A (devoted or enthusiastic) fan of the U.S. science fiction television series Star Trek and subsequent associated…”
  • upland sandpiper in upland, n.2 and adj.2: “a large migratory sandpiper native to open grasslands of North America, Bartramia longicauda, which has a long neck and tail and mottled black…”
  • upper-class twit in upper, adj.: “a member of the British upper classes characterized as silly, bumbling, ineffectual, or objectionable.”
  • New senses

  • Brompton, n., Additions: “attributive and in the genitive, esp. in Brompton cocktail, Brompton mixture. A liquid medicine used to relieve pain or distress in terminally ill…”
  • charqui, v.: “transitive. To cure (meat, esp. beef) by cutting it into thin slices and drying it; to make charqui out of.”
  • clatfart, v.: “intransitive. To gossip, to tittle-tattle; to chatter idly or pointlessly. Also transitive: to reveal (information, esp. a secret) by speaking…”
  • contemporaneity, n., sense 2: “The fact or quality of belonging to, or being suitable for or relevant to, the present time; modernity. Cf. contemporaneousness n. 2.”
  • contemporaneous, adj., sense 3: “Belonging to or characteristic of the present time; modern, current. Cf. contemporary adj. 4.”
  • contemporaneousness, n., sense 2: “The fact or quality of belonging to, or being suitable for or relevant to, the present time; modernity, contemporaneity. Cf. contemporaneous adj. 3.”
  • contemporant, n. and adj., sense A: “A person living in the same era or period as another or others; = contemporary n. 1. Obsolete. rare.”
  • contemporarily, adv., sense 1b: “During the era or period in which a particular person lived, or an action or event took place; at that time.”
  • contemporarily, adv., sense 2a: “At the present time; now, currently.”
  • contemporize, v., sense 2: “transitive. To modernize (something); to bring up to date. Also intransitive.”
  • contemptibility, n., sense 1: “The quality of being lowly or humble. Cf. contemptible adj. 2. Obsolete. rare.”
  • contemptible, adj. and n., sense A.2: “Lowly, humble. Obsolete.”
  • crap, v.2, sense 1a: “transitive. To soil with excrement. Esp. in the phrases to crap oneself, to crap one’s pants: (a) to soil oneself with excrement, esp. as a result of…”
  • crap, v.2, Phrasal verbs 1: “transitive. orig. U.S. To make a mess of (something), to bungle, foul up; to mess (something) up.”
  • crap, v.2, Phrasal verbs 2: “intransitive. U.S. In imperative, as crap on ——: expressing dismissal or contempt for a person or thing. Cf. shit on —— at shit v. phrases 1b.”
  • crap, v.2, Phrasal verbs 2: “intransitive. To show contempt for (a person), to insult, to mistreat; = to shit on at shit v. phrases 1.”
  • crapaud, n., Additions: “slang (chiefly derogatory). Frequently with capital initial. A French person or a person of French descent. Cf. Johnny Crapaud n.”
  • crappy, adj., sense 1: “coarse slang. Soiled with excrement; = shitty adj. 1.”
  • crappy, adj., sense 2b: “colloquial (orig. U.S.). In poor health or spirits; unwell, poorly.”
  • cretinoid, n. and adj., sense A: “An individual who resembles a person affected by cretinism; (also, spec.) an individual affected by cretinism who has relatively little brain damage…”
  • crew, n.1, Additions: “U.S. The sport of rowing, esp. as practised at a college or university.”
  • crud, n.1 and int., sense A.5: “In skiing and snowboarding: wet or heavy snow on which it is difficult to ski, esp. characterized by a breakable surface crust overlying a deep layer…”
  • crud, n.1 and int., sense B: “Used as a mild substitute for a swear word, esp. expressing disgust, annoyance, disappointment, etc. Cf. crap int.”
  • curd, n., sense 3: “A smooth, rich fruit conserve containing butter, eggs, and sugar, typically used as a spread or as a topping or filling for cakes, pastries, and…”
  • curd, n., sense 4: “Indian English. A type of live, set yogurt made from cow’s milk or buffalo milk fermented by the addition of a bacterial culture.”
  • curded, adj., sense 3: “Having or producing curds. Frequently as the second element of parasynthetic compounds, as e.g. white-curded, soft-curded, hard-curded, fine-curded…”
  • curdler, n., sense 3b: “(The name of) an electronic device capable of emitting loud and sustained sounds over a wide area and designed for use in crowd control…”
  • curdling, adj., sense 1: “That draws (particles, matter, etc.) together to form a solid or tangible mass. Cf. curdle v. 4a. Obsolete rare.”
  • dick, n.1, sense 1b: “Usually with capital initial. In the context of sexual innuendo: a male sexual partner. Cf. the much later sense 4b. Obsolete.”
  • dick, n.1, sense 4b: “slang. Sexual intercourse with a man; men as a source of sexual gratification. Cf. cock n.1 9b.”
  • dick, n.1, sense 5: “slang (chiefly U.S.). In various dismissive phrases with the sense ‘nothing at all’; (in negative constructions) ‘anything at all, the least thing’.”
  • dick, v., Phrasal verbs 1: “transitive. Of a man: to have (vigorous) penetrative sexual intercourse with (someone).”
  • dick, v., Phrasal verbs 2: “intransitive. To meddle or interfere with; to provoke or take on.”
  • dickens, n., sense I.5a: “In similes. (as) —— as the dickens: —— to a great degree; extremely or excessively ——.”
  • dickens, n., sense I.5b: “In similes. like the dickens: (used adverbially as an intensifier) with great speed, energy, violence, etc.”
  • dickens, n., sense I.6: “a (also the, one) dickens of a —— and variants: (used as an intensifier, emphasizing size or degree) a considerable or remarkable ——.”
  • dickens, n., sense I.8: “to —— the dickens out of (a person or thing): to —— (a person or thing) to an excessive, violent, or unpleasant degree.”
  • dicker, v., sense 3: “intransitive. To tinker or toy with something, esp. in an attempt to make minor adjustments or improvements. Also with about, around.”
  • dickey seat, n., sense 1: “(a) A driver’s seat at the front of a horse-drawn carriage. Cf. dicky box n. at dicky n.1 compounds . (b) A seat at the rear of a horse-drawn…”
  • dickey seat, n., sense 2: “An uncovered extra seat at the back of a two-seater motor car, which may be folded into the body when not in use. Cf. dicky n.1 10a, rumble seat n…”
  • dicky, n.1, sense I.4c: “Newfoundland and Labrador. A hooded parka, worn by the peoples of the Arctic.”
  • dicky, n.1, sense II.7b: “Uses relating to dicky bird n. English regional (chiefly northern). A louse; esp. a head louse. Cf. dicky bird n. 2.”
  • dicky bird, n., sense 2: “English regional (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire). A louse; esp. a head louse. Cf. dicky n.1 7b. rare.”
  • dot, n.1 and prep., sense A.III.12a: “A person or thing that seems extremely small, either in comparison to the surrounding space or as a result of being very far away. Cf. speck n.1 1c.”
  • dot, n.1 and prep., sense B: “Used to represent the point placed between two vector quantities to indicate that they are to be multiplied via the dot product (dot product n. at…”
  • dot, v.1, sense 2a: “transitive. To draw (a line) or trace out (a shape or figure) using dots; (also) to fill in (a shape or figure) with dots. More usually to dot in at…”
  • dot, v.1, Phrasal verbs: “transitive and intransitive. Rugby Football. To ground (the ball) on or behind the opposing team’s try line and thereby score a try. Cf. to touch…”
  • dot and carry one, n., adj., and adv., sense B.1: “Of, relating to, or designating the method used in simple arithmetic described in sense A. 1a; (also more generally) of or relating to finance or…”
  • dot and carry one, n., adj., and adv., sense B.2a: “Of or designating an irregular motion or rhythm; spec. (of a person’s or animal’s gait) limping, uneven.”
  • dotcom, n., sense 3: “British colloquial (frequently humorous). (chiefly in form .com). Used as an intensifier after adjectives to refer to the emotional or physical state…”
  • dote, n.1, sense 4: “Irish English. A dear or loved one; a darling, a pet, a favourite. Often as a term of endearment or form of address, esp. for a child. Cf. dotey n.”
  • dote, v.3, sense 3: “transitive. To provide (a bride) with a dowry. Cf. dote n.2 1, dot v.2”
  • dot stitch, n., sense 2: “Knitting. A stitch in which a number of purl stitches are used (typically alternating with knit stitches on every other row) to create small bumps in…”
  • dotterel, n.1 and adj., sense A.1b: “Any of several other plovers which are native to Australia and New Zealand and thought to resemble the Eurasian dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) in…”
  • dotting, n., sense 3: “The action or practice of using a dot to modify the meaning, pronunciation, or value of a letter, or the length of a musical note. Also: the action…”
  • dotting, n., sense 4: “A number of similar things scattered or dispersed at intervals, esp. across a landscape. Usually with of. Cf. dot v.1 3, 4.”
  • dottle, n.2, sense 2: “A small lump or plug of flesh. Obsolete. rare.”
  • dottle, n.2, sense 3: “orig. and chiefly Scottish and Irish English (northern). Something small, esp. the droppings of a small animal; a small amount of something; a jot, a…”
  • dotty, adj.2, sense 2b: “With about, over. Extremely fond of or infatuated with (a person); very enthusiastic about (something).”
  • fanny, n.1, sense 1b: “coarse slang (orig. and chiefly British). Women regarded as a source of sexual gratification. Also: sexual intercourse with a woman.”
  • fanny, n.1, sense 2a: “colloquial (orig. and chiefly North American). With possessive. Oneself; one’s person or body. Cf. ass n.2 3a.”
  • fanny, n.1, sense 2b: “colloquial (orig. and chiefly North American). With possessive. One’s life, safety, or reputation. Cf. ass n.2 3b.”
  • fanny, n.1, sense 5: “slang (orig. and chiefly Scottish). A stupid, incompetent, or annoying person; an idiot.”
  • fart, v., sense 3a: “transitive. figurative. To emit (noxious gas, fumes, etc.) into the air or atmosphere. Frequently with out.”
  • grognard, n., Additions: “In gaming contexts: an expert or long-standing player, esp. of war-games or role-playing games.”
  • haik, v., sense 1b: “transitive. Scottish. To take or escort (a person) to a particular place against his or her will. Also: to carry or drag (someone or something) with…”
  • hake, n.3, sense 1: “Scottish. Spinning. A device on a spinning wheel for guiding the spun thread on to a reel. Cf. heck n.1 7. Obsolete.”
  • halal, adj. and n., sense A.1c: “Of a butcher’s shop, restaurant, etc.: that sells or serves halal food (see sense A. 1a). Also of a butcher or abattoir: that slaughters animals in a…”
  • halal, adj. and n., sense A.2: “Of behaviour, actions, a commercial product or service, etc.: (designed) in accordance with Islamic law or principles. Cf. haram adj.”
  • halal, adj. and n., sense B.1a: “That which conforms to Islamic law.”
  • halal, adj. and n., sense B.2: “The slaughter of an animal in accordance with the method set out in Islamic law. In later use without definite article.”
  • hale, n.1, sense 2: “A corner or angular piece of land; spec. a low-lying piece of ground near a river; a slightly elevated piece of ground in a marshy area. Cf. haugh n…”
  • hale, adj., n.4, and adv., sense A.I.3: “Of the appearance, or a physical attribute, of a person or thing: indicative of good health or condition; healthy, fresh. Now somewhat rare.”
  • hale, adj., n.4, and adv., sense B: “Scottish. The whole amount or number; the entirety. In early use frequently in †in (the) hale: in total, altogether, all in all (obsolete). Now…”
  • hale, adj., n.4, and adv., sense C.1: “Scottish. hale (and) together: all together, in one group; esp. (with reference to a sum of money) in total. Cf. whole together at whole adv. 2…”
  • hale, v.1, sense 4c: “figurative. transitive. With preposition or adverb, as before, in, into, etc. To bring (a person) before a court or other authority for trial or…”
  • halesia, n., sense 1: “Any of several species of velvetseed (genus Guettarda, family Rubiaceae). Also (in form Halesia): the (former) genus comprising such plants. Now…”
  • harambee, n., Additions: “A fund-raising event for a charity or cause.”
  • head race, n., sense 2: “Rowing. A race in which boats are separately timed over the same course; a time trial.”
  • hint, n., Additions: “hint, hint: used (humorously) as an interjection to draw attention to an indirect suggestion or underlying implication.”
  • imperative, adj. and n., sense B.3: “An urgent requirement, necessity, or obligation. Also: a factor or influence making something necessary.”
  • imperativism, n., sense 1: “A feeling of being compelled or obliged to do something. Obsolete. rare.”
  • imperator, n., sense 1b: “More generally: (a title of) any sovereign ruler of an empire; a sovereign considered superior in rank or position to a king; = emperor n. 1c. Also…”
  • imperforate, adj. and n., sense B: “Philately. An imperforate postage stamp (see sense A. 3).”
  • imperishable, adj. and n., sense B.1: “With the. That which is imperishable, immortal, or everlasting.”
  • impermeable, adj., sense 3: “figurative. Of a person, the mind, etc.: not open or receptive to new ideas, arguments, etc.; not susceptible to emotion. Chiefly in predicative use…”
  • impersonal, adj. and n., sense A.1c: “Grammar. Designating the pronoun it, or its equivalent in another language, when used as a semantically empty grammatical element (as in it is…”
  • impersonal, adj. and n., sense A.1d: “Grammar. Designating a pronoun used to refer to a person or people in an indefinite, general, or indirect way (e.g. one in one should never give up…”
  • impersonal, adj. and n., sense A.2b: “Not expressing personal feelings or involving personal relations; lacking warmth or emotion; cold, remote, unfriendly.”
  • impersonal, adj. and n., sense A.2c: “Of an institution, organization, place, etc.: not expressive of or concerned with human personality or individuality; soulless. Also: lacking…”
  • impersonal, adj. and n., sense A.3b: “Grammar. Of a noun or pronoun: that refers to something regarded as not having human personality, such as an inanimate thing, an abstract entity, or…”
  • impersonalism, n., sense 1: “Any of various theories or approaches which reduce or reject the importance of the individual (as a being, focus, subject, author, etc.). Cf…”
  • impersonalist, adj. and n., sense A: “Designating any of various theories or approaches which reduce or reject the importance of the individual (as a being, focus, subject, author, etc.)…”
  • impersonification, n., sense 2: “The action or an act of pretending to be someone else, usually for the purpose of entertainment or fraud; (in early use esp.) the acting of a role in…”
  • impervious, adj., sense 3a: “Chiefly with to. Not capable of being, or not liable to be, affected by something (esp. something harmful or undesirable); insusceptible or resistant…”
  • imperviously, adv., sense 3: “In a manner not open or receptive to argument, persuasion, suggestion, etc.; inflexibly, immovably; without being affected or influenced by something.”
  • imperviousness, n., sense 2: “Lack of receptiveness to argument, persuasion, suggestion, etc.; incapability of being affected or influenced by something; insusceptiblility or…”
  • inverse, adj. and n., sense A.3b: “Mathematics. Designating an equation or other mathematical expression derived from another by rearrangement or substitution of terms.”
  • inverse, adj. and n., sense A.3c: “Mathematics. Originally: designating a function g whose relationship to another function f is such that the domain and image of g are respectively…”
  • inversion, n., sense I.3b: “Grammar and Linguistics. Reversal or transposition of the basic order of the constituents of a clause or sentence, which is regarded as standard or…”
  • inversion, n., sense I.4b: “Military and Navy. The adoption by a fighting force, line of battle, etc., of a formation in which the former or usual order or arrangement of units…”
  • inversion, n., sense I.17: “Finance (orig. U.S.). The action or practice of relocating the legal domicile of a corporation to a nation having lower tax rates, usually by…”
  • inversion, n., sense IV.26: “The action or practice of turning over earth so as to bring the lower soil to the surface, esp. by ploughing, digging, etc.; an instance of this.”
  • inversive, n. and adj., sense A.1: “A thing which tends to act against, subvert, or overthrow something else. Cf. invert v. 14. Obsolete. rare.”
  • inversive, n. and adj., sense A.2: “Grammar and Linguistics. A derived form of a verb in which the meaning of the root form is reversed or inverted.”
  • inversive, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Grammar and Linguistics. Expressing, denoting, or relating to an inversion or reversal of the meaning of the root form of a word (esp. a verb). Cf…”
  • inversive, n. and adj., sense B.3: “Chemistry. Of, relating to, or involving the inversion of sugar (inversion n. 8a); (of an enzyme) causing inversion. Now rare.”
  • inversive, n. and adj., sense B.4: “Geometry. Designating the branch of geometry concerned with those properties of geometric figures which are preserved by the operation of inversion…”
  • invert, n.1, sense 4: “Philately. A postage stamp having all or part of its design printed upside down in error, often highly valued for its rarity.”
  • invert, n.1, sense 5: “Sport (esp. in skateboarding and snowboarding). An aerial manoeuvre involving turning upside down; (sometimes) spec. = hand plant n. (b) at hand n…”
  • invert, v., sense I.1c: “transitive. To perform, carry out, or employ (a method, process, etc.) in a way opposite or contrary to the former or usual method.”
  • invert, v., sense I.4b: “Mathematics. transitive. To find the inverse (inverse n. 2b) of (a function or an element of an algebraic structure).”
  • invert, v., sense I.4c: “Mathematics. transitive. To change the dependent variable of (an equation or other mathematical expression) by rearrangement or substitution of terms.”
  • invert, v., sense I.4d: “Mathematics. transitive. To calculate an unknown function from (an associated integral, esp. its Laplace, Fourier, etc., transform). Cf. inversion n…”
  • invert, v., sense I.5c: “Music. transitive. To vary (a piece of counterpoint) by altering the relative placement of the parts or voices, so that the higher part or parts are…”
  • invert, v., sense II.10: “transitive. To distort (a text, argument, action, etc.) from the correct meaning or intent; to pervert, misconstrue, or misrepresent. Obsolete.”
  • invert, v., sense IV.17a: “Geometry. transitive. To transform (a geometric figure) by inversion (inversion n. 23).”
  • inverted, adj. and n., sense A.I.4b: “Music. Of the parts or voices in a piece of contrapuntal music: transposed with one another so that the higher parts are placed below the lower, or…”
  • inverted, adj. and n., sense B.2: “Philately. A postage stamp having all or part of its design printed upside down in error, often highly valued for its rarity; = invert n.1 4. Now…”
  • inverting, adj., sense 2: “That turns, reverses, or inverts (in various senses); that undergoes inversion.”
  • invertor, n., sense 3: “Electronics and Computing. A device which converts either of the two binary digits or signals into the other, so that every ‘1’ is replaced with a…”
  • investable, adj., sense 2: “Of an asset, company, industry, etc.: that may be invested in; attractive or profitable to invest in; = investible adj. 1.”
  • invested, adj., sense 2b: “That has invested (money, time, effort, emotion, etc.) in something; that has a (financial, professional, emotional, etc.) stake or interest in a…”
  • investee, n., sense 2: “A person who or company, enterprise, etc., which is the recipient of financial investment.”
  • investible, adj., sense 1: “Of an asset, company, industry, etc.: that may be invested in; attractive or profitable to invest in; = investable adj. 2.”
  • investigate, v., sense 4b: “transitive. To inquire into or examine the character, background, or activities of (a person, organization, etc.); spec. to do this systematically or…”
  • investing, n., sense 1b: “The endowment of someone or something with an attribute, power, etc.; an instance of this.”
  • investing, n., sense 3a: “The use of money or capital to purchase an asset or assets (such as property, stocks, bonds, etc.) in the expectation of earning income or profit…”
  • investing, n., sense 3b: “The devotion of money, time, energy, or other resources to a purchase, project, activity, etc., in the expectation that over time it will prove…”
  • investing, adj., sense 3: “That invests money or capital in an asset or assets, such as stocks, bonds, property, etc.”
  • investment, n., sense I.2a: “The action of granting someone, or the fact of being granted, a domain, right, authority, etc.; (Law) the formal granting of tenure of a property or…”
  • investment, n., sense II.9a: “The spending of money or capital on an activity, project, etc., which is expected to prove useful or beneficial, esp. to oneself or society, without…”
  • investment, n., sense II.9b: “An item or product regarded as a good, worthwhile, etc., purchase, considered in relation to how useful, beneficial, or cost-effective it may prove…”
  • jerk, n.1 and adj.2, sense A.III.11: “North American slang. A branch or minor railway line; a train that services such a line. Cf. jerkwater n. 1. Obsolete. rare.”
  • jerk, n.1 and adj.2, sense B.1a: “Of a place: small, insignificant, or inferior; second-rate. Also: relating to or belonging to such a place. Esp. in jerk town. Cf. jerkwater adj. 2.”
  • jerk, n.1 and adj.2, sense B.1b: “Designating a branch or minor railway line, or a train that services such a line. Cf. jerkwater adj. 1. Now rare.”
  • jerk, n.1 and adj.2, sense B.2: “Originally: foolish, stupid, inept. Now: deliberately irritating or obnoxious. Usually designating or with reference to a male. Cf. jerk-off adj. 2.”
  • jerk, adj.1 and n.2, sense A.1: “Chiefly U.S. Designating meat, esp. beef, that has been cured by being cut into long, thin strips and dried. Now chiefly hist.”
  • jerk, v.1, sense I.2c: “transitive. U.S. colloquial. To draw (a gun) from its holster.”
  • jerk, v.1, sense III.7: “transitive. slang. Of a man: to have sexual intercourse with (a woman). Cf. yark v.2 10. Obsolete.”
  • jerk, v.1, sense III.9: “transitive. colloquial. To masturbate (a man, or a man’s genitals). Cf. to jerk off 2 at phrasal verbs .”
  • jerk, v.1, Phrasal verbs: “transitive. To grab, to yank around with force; to handle roughly.”
  • jerk, v.1, Phrasal verbs: “colloquial (orig. and chiefly North American). transitive. To mess about with; to waste (a person’s) time; to inconvenience, make trouble for.”
  • jerk, v.1, Phrasal verbs: “colloquial (orig. and chiefly North American). intransitive. To mess about; to pass time in a frivolous way, with no definite aim or serious intent…”
  • jerked, adj.1, sense 1: “That has been struck with a whip; whipped, lashed. Obsolete.”
  • jerked, adj.2, sense 2: “In Jamaican cookery: designating meat (esp. pork or chicken) which has been marinated in a spicy mixture of seasonings (typically including allspice…”
  • jerker, n., sense 2: “A person who or thing which jerks, or causes something to jerk (in various senses of the verb).”
  • jerker, n., sense 5: “U.S. colloquial. A person who dispenses drinks, esp. soda or beer, at a soda fountain or bar. Frequently with preceding word, specifying the drink…”
  • jerkin, adj. and n.2, sense B: “U.S. regional. Beef that has been cured by being cut into long, thin strips and dried; beef jerky.”
  • jerkiness, n., sense 2: “North American colloquial. With reference to a person, usually a male: the quality of being a jerk (jerk n.1 12).”
  • jerking, n.1, sense 1b: “Mocking criticism. Cf. jerk v.1 4. Obsolete.”
  • jerking, n.2, sense 2: “In Jamaican cookery: the action or technique of marinating (meat, esp. pork or chicken) in a spicy mixture of seasonings (typically including…”
  • jerking, adj., sense 1a: “Of speech or writing: characterized by mocking criticism; cutting. Cf. jerk v.1 4. Obsolete.”
  • jerkish, adj., sense 2: “colloquial (orig. North American). Characteristic of or resembling a jerk (jerk n.1 12); foolish, bumbling; (also) deliberately irritating or…”
  • jerk-off, n. and adj., sense A.1: “An act of male masturbation.”
  • jerk-off, n. and adj., sense B.2: “Foolish, worthless, contemptible; (also) deliberately obnoxious.”
  • jerkwater, adj. and n., sense B.2: “A small or insignificant town; a backwater.”
  • jerky, adj. and n.1, sense A.2: “North American colloquial. Characteristic of or like a jerk (jerk n.1 12); foolish, stupid; deliberately obnoxious.”
  • jerky, adj. and n.1, sense B.1: “English regional (northern). The common tern, Sterna hirundo. Obsolete. rare.”
  • Johnny, n., sense 2b: “In specific uses. Sometimes as an abbreviation of the fuller names treated at compounds 1. Scottish and English regional. A person (typically a man)…”
  • Johnny, n., sense 2e: “In specific uses. Sometimes as an abbreviation of the fuller names treated at compounds 1. Australian and New Zealand colloquial. (A generic name…”
  • Johnny, n., sense 2m: “In specific uses. Sometimes as an abbreviation of the fuller names treated at compounds 1. slang (orig. Nautical). A novice; a new recruit. Cf…”
  • Johnny, n., sense 4: “slang. The penis. Cf. John n. 6, John Thomas n. 2.”
  • Johnny, n., sense 6: “U.S. colloquial. Usually with lower-case initial. A hospital gown. Frequently in hospital johnny.”
  • Johnny-come-lately, n. and adj., sense A.2b: “A person who has recently started to take an interest in something, such as a television show, sports team, etc. Occasionally somewhat depreciative.”
  • Johnny-on-the-spot, n., sense 2: “North American. A small prefabricated structure containing a toilet, designed for easy transportation and temporary installation esp. outdoors, as on…”
  • Johnny Raw, n., sense 3: “Australian and New Zealand colloquial. (A generic name for) a newly arrived immigrant; a person newly arrived in an area. Cf. new chum n. 2. Now hist.”
  • join-the-dots, adj. and n., sense A.1: “attributive. Designating a puzzle with the object of drawing lines sequentially linking numbered points arranged on a page, so as to form a picture…”
  • jouissance, n., Additions: “In various psychoanalytic and literary theories: physical or intellectual ecstasy, esp. considered extreme or overwhelming.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.5b: “colloquial. Any objects, possessions, etc., which are considered to be of little or no use or value, or which make a place cluttered. Also in neutral…”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.6a: “Chiefly U.S. (orig. Criminals’ slang). Jewellery made from inexpensive materials or artificial gemstones. Cf. junk jewellery n. at compounds 2.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.6b: “U.S. Criminals’ slang. Jewellery. Now rare.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.7: “orig. and chiefly U.S. Worthless or absurd ideas, talk, writing, etc.; nonsense. Cf. rubbish n. 3a.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.9: “Baseball. Pitches that rely on unpredictable movement rather than speed, such as breaking balls and knuckleballs. Cf. junkball n.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.11: “slang (orig. and chiefly U.S.). The male genitals.”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.12a: “Computing. Unsolicited or unwanted email, typically in the form of advertising or promotional material sent to a large number of recipients. Cf. junk…”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense A.12b: “Computing. A folder in an email system or online user group into which unsolicited or unwanted messages (or messages perceived as such) may be moved…”
  • junk, n.1 and adj., sense B: “orig. U.S. Inferior, worthless, of poor quality. Cf. junky adj. 2.”
  • junked, adj., sense 1: “Nautical. Fitted with pieces of old cable or rope. Cf. junk n.1 1. Obsolete. rare.”
  • junked, adj., sense 3: “Discarded, abandoned; scrapped. Cf. junk v. 2.”
  • junker, n.3, sense 1a: “A person who deals in old or discarded items or materials; = junkman n.2 Obsolete.”
  • junker, n.3, sense 1b: “colloquial. A person who enjoys browsing or buying old or second-hand items in junk shops, charity shops, etc. Also: a person who accumulates such…”
  • junker, n.3, sense 3: “colloquial. A motor vehicle in very poor condition; a vehicle which has been scrapped or is fit only for scrap.”
  • junket, v., sense 2b: “intransitive. orig. U.S. To go on or attend a political official junket (see junket n. 3b). Also: to go on or attend a press or publicity junket (see…”
  • junketer, n., sense 2: “orig. U.S. A person who goes on a political or official junket (see junket n. 3b); (also) a person who goes on or to a press or publicity junket (see…”
  • junketing, n., sense 2: “orig. U.S. The action or practice of going on political or press junkets (see junket n. 3b 3c). Cf. junket v. 2b.”
  • junkie, n. and adj., sense A.1: “colloquial. A person who deals in old or discarded items or materials; = junker n.3 1a, junkman n.2 Now rare.”
  • junk mail, n., sense 2: “Computing. Unwanted or unsolicited email, typically in the form of advertising or promotional material sent to multiple recipients; an email message…”
  • junky, adj., sense 1a: “regional. Thick, chunky; esp. (of a person) thickset, solidly built. Cf. junk n.1 2. Now rare.”
  • junky, adj., sense 1b: “Jamaican. Short; cut short; broken off. Cf. junk v. 1. Now rare.”
  • knob, n., sense I.3b: “Canadian regional (Newfoundland). A hard sweet made with boiled sugar, and frequently flavoured with peppermint.”
  • knob, n., sense I.4a: “A small, rounded device for adjusting or controlling a machine; (now) esp. a rounded control switch or dial on a piece of electrical equipment.”
  • knob, n., sense II.7a: “The rounded part forming the end of the penis; the glans. Cf. sense 7b.”
  • knob, n., sense II.8: “slang. An annoying, unpleasant, or idiotic person (esp. a man or boy). Cf. knobhead n. 2.”
  • knob, n., sense II.9a: “U.S. slang. In plural. A woman’s nipples. Also occasionally in singular: a nipple. Now rare.”
  • knob, n., sense II.9b: “slang (orig. U.S.). In plural. A woman’s breasts. Also occasionally in singular: a breast. Cf. knocker n. 2f.”
  • knobbing, n., sense 1: “The formation or presence of small lumps, bumps, or protuberances on the surface of something.”
  • knobbing, n., sense 3: “British coarse slang. Sexual intercourse; an act of sexual intercourse. Cf. knob v. 5.”
  • knobbly, adj. and n., sense B.1a: “In plural. A person’s knuckles or fists. Obsolete. rare.”
  • knobbly, adj. and n., sense B.1b: “In plural. A person’s knees; knobbly knees.”
  • knobbly, adj. and n., sense B.2: “A tyre (now esp. on a motorcycle or mountain bike) having a deeply-grooved tread with raised bumps, intended for off-road use; = knobby n. 2. Usually…”
  • knobby, n., sense 2: “colloquial. A tyre (now esp. on a motorcycle or mountain bike) having a deeply-grooved tread with raised bumps, intended for off-road use; = knobbly…”
  • knobby, adj., sense 1: “Of blood: (perhaps) containing clots or impurities. Obsolete. rare.”
  • knobby, adj., sense 2b(b): “figurative. Difficult, complex, or challenging; hard to solve, overcome, or deal with. Cf. knotty adj. 2.”
  • knob-end, n., sense 2: “coarse slang (chiefly British). derogatory. An annoying, objectionable, or idiotic person; = knobhead n. 2b. Cf. bell end n. 3b.”
  • nay, adv.1 and n., sense B.4: “Chiefly in plural. A person who votes against a proposal, esp. in a parliamentary division (division n. 8) or (in later use) the U.S. Congress…”
  • nay-sayer, n., sense 3: “Social Sciences. A participant in a survey or experiment who tends to disagree with statements or respond negatively to questions. Cf. yea-sayer n…”
  • nay-saying, adj., sense 2: “Social Sciences. That tends to disagree with statements or respond negatively to questions in a survey or experiment; characterized by such…”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.1: “Preceding a noun used vocatively; = O int. 1.”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.2b: “Within a clause, intensifying a following phrase, usually one expressing degree or quantity.”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.2c: “Expressing brief hesitation for recall, decision, or apt phrasing.”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.3a: “As a discourse marker, guiding the flow of dialogue or discussion. Introducing an expression of recollection or rediscovery of something.”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.3b: “As a discourse marker, guiding the flow of dialogue or discussion. Introducing an expression dismissive of or disagreeing with an idea, a statement…”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.3c: “As a discourse marker, guiding the flow of dialogue or discussion. Introducing an expression indicating reception of information or new understanding…”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.3d: “As a discourse marker, guiding the flow of dialogue or discussion. Introducing an expression giving information, conceding a point, signifying…”
  • oh, int. and n.1, sense A.4: “Added after the rhyme word at the end of a line in a ballad, song, etc., for metrical reasons; = O int. 3. Now rare and humorous.”
  • party, n., sense III.13h: “sexual activity sustained, enhanced, or facilitated by the use of disinhibiting and stimulant drugs; the practice or habit of engaging in this type…”
  • party, v., sense 3f: “colloquial (orig. North American). intransitive. U.S. slang (orig. and chiefly in gay usage) to party and play: to engage in sexual activity…”
  • row, n.6, sense 2: “Weightlifting. Any of various exercises to strengthen muscles in the back, shoulders, and arms, in which a barbell, dumb-bell, etc., is drawn towards…”
  • schlep, n.2, sense 1: “A long, laborious, or tedious journey; a journey made without enthusiasm.”
  • schlepper, n., sense 2: “A person who touts for business. Now hist.”
  • schmooze, v., sense 2: “transitive. To talk to or behave towards (a person) in a charming, ingratiating, or insincere way, esp. as a means of gaining favour or an advantage…”
  • schneider, n.1 and adj., sense A.1: “A tailor, esp. one with fashionable or wealthy customers. Obsolete.”
  • schneider, n.1 and adj., sense A.2b: “Cards. In gin rummy: a result where a player loses the game having scored no points. Cf. schneid n. 1.”
  • schneider, v., sense 2: “transitive. In gin rummy: to defeat (an opponent) by causing him or her to lose the game having scored no points.”
  • schola cantorum, n., sense 2: “That part of a cathedral or monastic church appropriated to the members of a choir. Cf. choir n. 2a.”
  • scholarian, n., sense 2: “hist. In the later Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire: a member of one of the cohorts or companies (see school n.1 1c) which formed the imperial guard.”
  • scholarment, n., sense 1: “Scholarship, learning.”
  • scholastic, adj. and n., sense B.7: “U.S. In plural. Academic studies; schoolwork. Cf. academic n. 6.”
  • scholasticate, n., sense 1: “The period spent by a Jesuit in training for ordination to the priesthood. Cf. scholastic n. 3.”
  • scholiastic, adj. and n., sense B.1: “Followers of scholastic theology regarded as a class. Obsolete. rare.”
  • stupa, n.2, sense 2: “A (portable) Buddhist reliquary in the shape of a stupa (sense 1).”
  • stupefactive, adj. and n., sense A.3: “Extremely dull, tiresome, or boring.”
  • stupefying, adj., sense 2b: “spec. Modifying nouns denoting tedium, as banality, monotony, etc.”
  • stupefying, adj., sense 3: “That causes shock or astonishment; astounding, astonishing, stunning.”
  • stupid, adj., adv., and n., sense A.1e: “Of a quantity or amount: extremely or absurdly large; (esp. of a sum of money) unjustifiable, immoderate. Cf. silly adj. 10.”
  • stupid, adj., adv., and n., sense B.1: “To a degree that causes a person to lose the ability to think clearly or control his or her actions. Now chiefly in stupid drunk (cf. sense A. 2b).”
  • stupid, adj., adv., and n., sense B.2: “In a manner that indicates a lack of intelligence or common sense; stupidly, foolishly. In later use colloquial.”
  • stupid, adj., adv., and n., sense B.3: “colloquial (orig. U.S., in African-American use). As an intensifier. To a great or excessive degree; extremely. Cf. stupidly adv. 6.”
  • stupid, adj., adv., and n., sense C.3: “North American colloquial and humorous. In plural with the. Stupidity or foolishness regarded as if it were a disease or medical condition; (sudden)…”
  • stupidly, adv., sense 4: “In an uninteresting, boring, or tiresome way; tediously. Cf. stupid adj. 4. Now rare except as merging into senses 1 and 6.”
  • stupidly, adv., sense 6: “To a remarkable or excessive degree or extent; extraordinarily, extremely.”
  • stuporific, adj. and n., sense B: “A substance (esp. a drug, alcohol, etc.) which causes loss or impairment of physical sensation or consciousness.”
  • stupration, n., sense 2: “Stimulation of one’s own (or another person’s) genitals, esp. by hand, for sexual pleasure; masturbation. Chiefly with modifying word, as manual…”
  • swindling, n.2, sense 2: “An act or instance of this; a fraudulent transaction or scheme, or (more generally) a lie or trick; = swindle n.3 1.”
  • swine, n., sense 1b: “The animal or its flesh as an article of food; pork; bacon.”
  • swine-backed, adj., sense 3: “With reference to a hill, ridge, etc.: resembling the arched back of a pig in shape; esp. having steeply sloping sides either side of a narrow crest…”
  • swinehood, n., sense 1: “Pigs collectively. Also figurative: coarse, degraded, or uncivilized people considered collectively; cf. swine n. 2b.”
  • swinery, n., sense 3: “Objectionable or deplorable actions or behaviour; esp. underhand, illicit, or scandalous activity. Cf. Schweinerei n.”
  • swinestone, n., sense 1: “A kind of bezoar from South-East Asia (sometimes identified as a gallstone from a boar, or from a Malayan porcupine), formerly supposed to have…”
  • trekker, n., Additions: “Chiefly with capital initial. A (devoted or enthusiastic) fan of the U.S. science fiction television series Star Trek and subsequent associated…”
  • turd, n., sense 4: “Rubbish, trash; something regarded as worthless, inferior, or of no value. Cf. shit n. 3a, crap n.1 11b.”
  • twitch, n.1, sense 4b: “In extended use: any quick, sharp, sudden movement (physical or abstract), esp. one characterized by deviation from an established pattern.”
  • twitch, n.1, sense 6: “English regional (northern). An earwig. Obsolete. rare.”
  • twitch, v.1, sense 1g: “transitive. To open (a curtain) slightly or briefly, in order to watch others’ activities furtively from one’s window. Also (and in earliest use)…”
  • twitcher, n., sense 1: “A person who pulls, plucks, or snatches something; one who causes something to twitch or jerk. Also as the second element in compounds.”
  • twite, n., sense 2: “Any of several other birds. Obsolete. rare.”
  • twitteration, n., sense 2: “The chirruping and warbling of birds; an instance of this. Cf. twitter n.3 2.”
  • twittle, v.1, sense 1: “intransitive. To spread gossip or rumour; to tattle. Cf. tittle v.1 1a, twattle v. 1a.”
  • twitty, adj.1, sense 2: “Characteristic of or resembling a twit (twit n.1 2b); stupid, silly, foolish. Cf. twittish adj.”
  • vagina, n., sense 1c: “colloquial. More generally: the female external genitals or genital area; the vulva and vagina (sense 1a) considered together.”
  • vaginal, adj. and n., sense A.2b: “Performed or occurring by way of the vagina, as vaginal birth, vaginal delivery, vaginal hysterectomy, etc.”
  • vaginal, adj. and n., sense A.2d: “Designating sexual activity involving penetration of the vagina; of or relating to this; as vaginal intercourse, vaginal orgasm, vaginal sex, etc.”
  • wally, adj.1, n.1, and adv., sense B.2: “colloquial. In plural. The male genitals. Obsolete.”
  • wally, adj.1, n.1, and adv., sense B.3: “In plural. False teeth.”
  • wank, n. and adj., sense B: “Worthless, rubbishy; self-indulgent. Also as a general term of disparagement. Cf. wanky adj.2 1.”
  • wank, v., sense 3: “intransitive. With about or around. To mess around, fool around, waste time. Also occasionally without adverb in same sense. Cf. arse v. 1b.”
  • wank, v., sense 4: “transitive To mess (a person) about or around. Cf. to fuck about 2b at fuck v. phrasal verbs 1 to fuck around 2b at fuck v. phrasal verbs 1.”
  • wank, v., Phrasal verbs: “intransitive. figurative. To derive gratification from something; esp. to hold forth in a self-congratulatory or self-indulgent manner. With on or…”
  • wank, v., Phrasal verbs: “intransitive. To speak incessantly or at tedious length about something; to drone on.”
  • wanker, n., sense 2: “The penis.”
  • whang, n.1, sense 1b: “Chiefly North American. As a mass noun: tough leather; = whang leather n. at compounds .”
  • whang, v., sense 4a: “transitive. U.S. regional (chiefly Midland). To sew or tie (something, esp. clothing made of skins) with strips of leather or similar material (cf…”
  • whang, v., sense 4b: “transitive. colloquial (orig. U.S.). With together, up. To make or assemble (something) hastily, roughly, or carelessly; to put together in an…”
  • whanger, n.2, sense 1: “A person who beats or strikes someone or something (see quot.). Obsolete. rare.”
  • whanger, n.2, sense 2a: “With preceding noun. A person who deals in, is concerned with, or has to do with what is signified by the first element. Cf. monger n.1 2. Obsolete.”
  • whanger, n.2, sense 3: “Chiefly Scottish and English regional (northern). An exceptionally large or impressive example or specimen of something; = whopper n. 1.”
  • whanger, n.2, sense 5: “orig. and chiefly British. A person who throws something. Chiefly as welly-whanger.”
  • yark, v.2, sense II.4c: “figurative. intransitive. Chiefly Scottish and English regional (northern). To talk excessively, tiresomely, or interminably; to moan, complain…”
  • yark, v.2, sense IV.10: “transitive. slang. Of a man: to have sexual intercourse with (a woman). Cf. jerk v.1 7. Obsolete.”
  • yarker, n., sense 3a: “Chiefly Scottish, English regional (northern), and U.S. regional. Something which is a small example of its kind; esp. a child.”
  • yarker, n., sense 3b: “Scottish and English regional (northern). Something which is a large example of its kind; a ‘whopper’. Cf. yarking adj. 4.”
  • yarking, n.2, sense 2: “Mocking criticism; a verbal attack. Cf. yark v.2 4a. Obsolete (Scottish in later use).”
  • yarking, n.2, sense 4a: “With up. The action of producing a piece of work rapidly or hastily; dashing off. Cf. yark v.2 7a. Now rare.”
  • yarking, adj., sense 4: “English regional (northern) (now chiefly north-eastern). Large, huge. Cf. yarker n. 3b.”
  • yea-sayer, n., sense 1b: “Social Sciences. A participant in a survey or experiment who tends to agree with statements or respond affirmatively to questions. Cf. nay-sayer n. 3.”
  • yea-saying, adj., sense 2: “Social Sciences. That tends to agree with statements or respond affirmatively to questions in a survey or experiment; characterized by such…”
  • yeaword, n., sense 1: “A positive term; a term which does not contain a negation. Cf. nayword n.1 1.”
  • yes, adv., n., and int., sense A.6: “colloquial. As a question-tag at the end of a sentence, inviting agreement, approval, or confirmation: ‘isn’t that so?’, ‘am I not correct?’, etc.”
  • yes, adv., n., and int., sense C: “An exclamation of pleasure or excitement in response to a fortuitous outcome or discovery.”
  • yes-girl, n., sense 1: “A young woman who assents to romantic or sexual proposals; a promiscuous woman.”
  • yes-no, adj. and adv., sense A.1: “Of a policy: characterized by a contradictory or undefined position; ambiguous. Also occasionally of a politician: equivocating, non-committal. Now…”
  • yes-no, adj. and adv., sense B: “Used as a non-committal or equivocating response or statement: perhaps; partly ‘yes’ and partly ‘no’; cf. yes and no at yes adv. n.int. phrases 2a.”
  • yester-age, adv. and n., sense A: “In the (recent) past; in a bygone era. Obsolete. rare.”
  • yesterday, adv., n., and adj., sense A.1b(a): “With a specified period of time: as reckoned from yesterday. With reference to a past event or an ongoing situation.”
  • yesterday, adv., n., and adj., sense A.1b(b): “With a specified period of time: as reckoned from yesterday. British. With reference to a future event. Somewhat rare.”
  • yesterday, adv., n., and adj., sense B.2b: “In extended use. With indefinite article: a (real or imagined) past; a time gone by.”
  • yesterday, adv., n., and adj., sense C.2: “In predicative use with so, very, too, etc. Old-fashioned, out-of-date; outmoded, passé.”
  • yestermorning, adv. and n., sense B: “The morning of yesterday. Cf. yestermorn n.”
  • yestern, adv., n., and adj., sense B: “The day before today; yesterday.”
  • yesteryear, n. and adv., sense B: “Last year; in the (recent) past; in years gone by.”
  • yet, adv. and adj.2, sense A.II.6: “With reference to the immediate present: now; just now. Obsolete.”
  • yet, adv. and adj.2, sense A.II.9d: “With reference to future time. See also senses A. 5c A. 7d. Scottish. — yet! (usually following a name): used to affirm enduring support for the…”
  • yevery, adj., sense 2: “Greedy; eager, anxious.”
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  • aboriginal rights in aboriginal, adj. and n.: “the human, civil, and legal rights possessed by aboriginal peoples, esp. those rights relating to the preservation, protection, or recognition of…”
  • like a bastard in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “colloquial (orig. U.S.). like a bastard: to an extreme extent or degree; very much. Esp. in to work like a bastard: to work extremely hard (cf. to…”
  • don’t let the bastards get you down in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “colloquial (orig. U.S.). don’t let the bastards grind (also get) you down and variants: as an injunction to maintain morale in the face of adversity…”
  • bastard canoe in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “a birchbark canoe used in the fur trade, intermediate in size between the north canoe and the canot du maître or Montreal canoe.”
  • bastard feudalism in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “a social system considered to resemble feudalism; spec. (British History) a name given to a social structure of the later Middle Ages in which the…”
  • bastard mould in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “(in sugar manufacture) a large mould in which sugar is drained.”
  • bastard pop in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “a type of pop music in which elements of two or more existing songs are merged, esp. the isolated vocals of one piece over the instrumental backing…”
  • bastard box in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “(a) Australian any of several rough-barked eucalyptus trees; (also) the wood of such a tree; (b) shrubby milkwort, Polygala chamaebuxus, an evergreen…”
  • bastard hemp in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “†(a) any of several hemp-nettles, esp. common hemp-nettle, Galeopsis tetrahit (obsolete); †(b) hemp agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum (obsolete); (c) a…”
  • bastard ipecacuanha in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “any of several plants having roots with purgative properties; spec. †(a) any of several North American horse gentians (genus Triosteum), esp. T…”
  • bastard mahogany in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “(a) an American cherry laurel, Prunus caroliniana (now hist. and rare); (b) any of various tropical American or African trees yielding wood thought…”
  • bastard olive in bastard, n., adj., and adv.: “either of two shrubs or trees of the family Oleaceae: (a) oleaster or wild olive, Olea europaea var. europaea (also figurative and in figurative…”
  • bastardizer in bastardize, v.
  • bastardy ratio in bastardy, n.: “the ratio of children born out of wedlock to the total number of children born in a population.”
  • boer brandy in Boer, n.: “privately distilled brandy.”
  • Boer Republic in Boer, n.: “(now hist.) any of various independent, self-governed Boer states founded in southern Africa in the 19th cent.; spec. the South African Republic (the…”
  • boer tobacco in Boer, n.: “coarse home-cured tobacco, made for chewing, smoking, or use as snuff.”
  • Boeress in Boer, n.: “a Boer girl or woman.”
  • bribe money in bribe, n.: “money given or taken as a bribe.”
  • bribe-paying in bribe, n.: “(a) adj. that pays a bribe or bribes; (b) n. the action or practice of paying a bribe or bribes.”
  • to bribe one’s way in bribe, v.: “to bribe one’s way: to proceed by offering a bribe or bribes; to attain one’s goal or acquire privileges by bribing.”
  • oil of bricks in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “a preparation typically made by distilling oil in which brick dust or hot bricks have been soaked, used medicinally for the treatment of a variety of…”
  • brick by brick in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “figurative. brick by brick: in a gradual or incremental manner; in stages; one bit at a time. Often in to build brick by brick.”
  • another brick in the wall in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “another brick in the wall: a small component (of a much larger structure, system, or process, in early use esp. one being constructed or developed)…”
  • London to a brick in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “Australian. London to a brick: (in gambling contexts) used to indicate that a bet is sure to pay off; (hence in extended use) expressing the belief…”
  • on the bricks in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “U.S. slang. on the bricks: on the street; esp. out of jail.”
  • thick as a brick in brick, n.1 and adj.1: “thick as a brick: dull-witted, stupid; mentally slow.”
  • to brick oneself in brick, v.: “British slang. to brick oneself: to soil oneself by defecating involuntarily, esp. through anxiety or fear. Hence to be bricking oneself (also it)…”
  • brickie’s labourer in brickie, n.: “a person who works as an assistant to a brickmaker or (now more frequently) bricklayer.”
  • bridal favour in bridal, adj.: “†(a) a knot of white ribbon, or a white rosette, sometimes worn by guests at a wedding (obsolete); (b) a small gift given to guests at a wedding.”
  • bridal gown in bridal, adj.: “a gown worn by a bride at her wedding, now typically one which is long and white, and often worn with a veil; a wedding gown.”
  • bridal party in bridal, adj.: “a group consisting of a bride and groom with their attendant bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc., and (often) close relatives such as parents; (sometimes…”
  • bridal tour in bridal, adj.: “a journey or tour undertaken by a newly married couple.”
  • bride of Christ in bride, n.1: “bride of Christ (also Christ’s bride): a title given to various people or things regarded as symbolically betrothed to Christ; spec. (a) the…”
  • happy is the bride the sun shines on in bride, n.1: “Proverb. happy (also blessed) is the bride the sun shines on and variants: used to express the superstition that good fortune will attend the…”
  • to be off like a bride’s nightie in bride, n.1: “to be (also go,etc.) off like a bride’s nightie: to make a hasty departure; (also) to start quickly and make good progress.”
  • to be up and down like a bride’s nightie in bride, n.1: “to be (also go,etc.) up and down like a bride’s nightie: to rise and fall quickly or repeatedly; to fluctuate rapidly.”
  • bride boy in bride, n.1: “a young man or boy who acts as an attendant to the bride or groom at a wedding, and who performs various ceremonial duties; cf. pageboy n. 1b.”
  • bride-feast in bride, n.1: “a feast held in celebration of a marriage.”
  • bride burning in bride, n.1: “the killing of a newly married woman by burning, esp. as a punishment for an inadequate or unpaid dowry; (also) an instance of this.”
  • bride ship in bride, n.1: “a ship carrying recent or prospective brides of men who have moved abroad, as servicemen, colonists, etc.”
  • bride’s biscuit in bride, n.1: “(a) a small, round cake made by a bride; used in similes with reference to something that is heavy, hard, dry, flat, or unpalatable; (b) a type of…”
  • bride’s bonnet in bride, n.1: “a perennial woodland plant of western North America, Clintonia uniflora (family Liliaceae), bearing a single white flower likened to a bonnet.”
  • bridesboy in bride, n.1: “a young man or boy who acts as an attendant to the bride or groom at a wedding, and who performs various ceremonial duties.”
  • bridesgirl in bride, n.1: “a bridesmaid.”
  • bride’s knot in bride, n.1: “a knot of ribbons, a floral decoration, or a similar ornament worn at a wedding.”
  • bride’s room in bride, n.1: “= bridal chamber n. at bridal adj. special uses ; (in later use also) a dressing room in which a bride prepares for her wedding.”
  • brides-stake in bride, n.1: “(apparently) a pole used at or associated with a wedding.”
  • three times a bridesmaid and never the bride in bridesmaid, n.: “literal. With reference to a woman who will not or seems unlikely to marry.”
  • three times a bridesmaid and never the bride in bridesmaid, n.: “figurative. With reference to a person who is perpetually in a secondary position or who looks on while someone else attains a goal or aim. Also…”
  • broadleaf weed in broad, adj., n.1, and adv.: “any weed having relatively broad leaves; spec. any dicotyledonous plant (as contrasted with a grass or other monocotyledonous plant) that is…”
  • cereal grass in cereal, adj. and n.: “any of various grasses which have edible seeds and are typically cultivated as agricultural crops.”
  • chemical energy in chemical, adj. and n.: “energy that produces or is involved in chemical action; (in later use) energy that is stored in chemical bonds and can be released or absorbed in…”
  • clam cocktail in clam, n.2: “(originally) a drink containing clam juice mixed with any of various (typically pungent) ingredients; (in later use chiefly) a dish of clams served…”
  • coffin dodger in coffin, n.: “†(a) U.S. a heavy smoker (obsolete); (b) chiefly British an elderly person, considered dismissively as close to death or enduring against the odds.”
  • common ancestor in common, adj. and adv.: “an individual, group, etc., from whom or which two or more individuals, groups, etc., are thought to be descended, esp. (in later use) in a…”
  • confirmation bias in confirmation, n.: “the tendency to seek or favour new information which supports one’s existing theories or beliefs, while avoiding or rejecting that which disrupts…”
  • contemporary dance in contemporary, adj. and n.: “a style of expressive dance which developed in the mid 20th cent., originally combining elements of both classical ballet and modern dance, now…”
  • contemporary R&B in contemporary, adj. and n.: “any of various styles of popular music of African-American origin, typically drawing on elements of soul, funk, disco, hip hop, and electronic dance…”
  • contemporized in contemporize, v.: “that has been made contemporary; modernized, brought up to date.”
  • in contemption of in contemption, n.: “in contemption of: in a way which shows disregard or disrespect for (the law, the authority of the monarch, etc.).”
  • cretinously in cretinous, adj.
  • curtain jerker in curtain, n.1: “a performance, game, or (now chiefly) fight that takes place before the main event, esp. as the first event on the bill; a curtain-raiser; (also) a…”
  • curtain-twitcher in curtain, n.1: “a person who observes other people’s activities from his or her window, esp. in a furtive and prying manner; a nosy neighbour.”
  • you dancer in dancer, n.: “Scottish colloquial. you (wee) dancer and variants: expressing triumph, pleasure, approval, etc. Cf. you (little, wee, etc.) beauty at beauty n…”
  • to step on one’s dick in dick, n.1: “slang (orig. and chiefly U.S.). to step (also trip) on one’s dick and variants: to make a serious blunder; to fail, esp. in an embarrassing manner.”
  • to get one’s dick wet in dick, n.1: “slang (orig. U.S.). to get one’s dick wet: (of a man) to have sexual intercourse.”
  • dickbag in dick, n.1: “an obnoxious, detestable, or stupid person (esp. a male).”
  • dickbrain in dick, n.1: “a person (esp. a male) lacking intelligence or common sense; a fool; also as a more general term of abuse.”
  • dick-brained in dick, n.1: “stupid, foolish, ignorant.”
  • dickbreath in dick, n.1: “an obnoxious or detestable person (esp. a male); often as an abusive form of address.”
  • dickface in dick, n.1: “an obnoxious or detestable person (esp. a male); often as an abusive form of address.”
  • dick joke in dick, n.1: “a crude joke that refers to the penis, often regarded as a typical example of puerile humour.”
  • dick-measuring in dick, n.1: “macho rivalry, boasting, or showing off among men; chiefly attributive, esp. in dick-measuring contest.”
  • dick move in dick, n.1: “an obnoxious, devious, or stupid decision or course of action, typically one which undermines or causes harm to another person.”
  • dick-swinging in dick, n.1: “(a) n. boastful or aggressive demonstration of machismo or toughness; frequently attributive, esp. in dick-swinging contest; (b) adj. engaging in or…”
  • dick-waving in dick, n.1: “(a) adj. engaging in or characterized by boastful or aggressive demonstration of machismo or toughness; (b) n. boastful or aggressive demonstration…”
  • dickweasel in dick, n.1: “a duplicitous, obnoxious, or detestable person (esp. a male).”
  • Dickensianly in Dickensian, adj. and n.: “in a Dickensian manner.”
  • dicky tie in dicky, n.1: “a bow tie; (sometimes) spec. one that is pre-tied and may be clipped to the collar or fastened around the neck; cf. dicky bow n.”
  • to be born digital in digital, n. and adj.: “to be born digital: (of text, images, recordings, etc.) to be created in digital form, rather than converted from print or analogue equivalents…”
  • ‘dorky-looking in dorky, adj.
  • dorkily in dorky, adj.: “in a dorky manner; awkwardly, unfashionably, pathetically.”
  • dot, dot, dot in dot, n.1 and prep.: “dot, dot, dot: used (esp. in speech and representations of speech) to indicate something such as omission or ellipsis of some words or text, a pause…”
  • dot-to-dot in dot, n.1 and prep.: “(a) adj. designating a puzzle with the object of drawing lines sequentially linking numbered points arranged on a page, so as to form a picture; (b)…”
  • dot ball in dot, n.1 and prep.: “a delivery from which no runs are scored, recorded in the scorebook with a dot.”
  • dot blot in dot, n.1 and prep.: “a simplified blotting technique (see blotting n. additions ) for identifying or quantifying nucleic acids and proteins in which samples are applied…”
  • dot chart in dot, n.1 and prep.: “any of several types of chart in which dots are used to represent data points or the frequency of a particular category within a data set; spec. (in…”
  • dot command in dot, n.1 and prep.: “a command whose name begins with a dot, spec. (a) a command used in a word processor to control the formatting of a document (now rare); (b) (in Unix…”
  • dot-connect in dot, n.1 and prep.: “intransitive to integrate discrete elements into a cohesive whole; to make connections between ideas, to draw conclusions; cf. to connect the dots at…”
  • dot-connecting in dot, n.1 and prep.: “(a) n. the action or activity of doing a connect-the-dots puzzle; (usually figurative) the action or fact of making connections between ideas or…”
  • dot-dashed in dot, n.1 and prep.: “designating a curve or line drawn or marked out with a repeated sequence of alternating dots and dashes, usually in order to distinguish it from…”
  • dot file in dot, n.1 and prep.: “(in Unix and Unix-like operating systems) a file or folder whose name begins with a dot, causing the file to be treated as hidden by file-listing and…”
  • dot pitch in dot, n.1 and prep.: “(in photolithography, printing, electronic display, etc.) a measure of the density of dots used in forming an image, and hence the sharpness of that…”
  • dot plot in dot, n.1 and prep.: “any of several types of chart in which dots are used to represent data points or the frequency of a particular category within a data set; esp.: (a)…”
  • dot point in dot, n.1 and prep.: “each of a series of items in a written or printed list, introduced by a round dot (also in extended use); (also) the round dot used to mark such an…”
  • dot com bubble in dotcom, n.: “an economic bubble which occurred during the latter half of the 1990’s as a result of speculative investment in internet-based companies, and peaked…”
  • dotted rhythm in dotted, adj.: “a rhythm made up of a combination of long, typically dotted, notes alternating with shorter ones.”
  • ear moth in ear, n.1: “any of several European or Eurasian noctuid moths of the genus Amphipoea, having brown forewings with pale ear-shaped markings; often with…”
  • elementary charge in elementary, adj.: “the electrical charge on a single proton, equal to approx. 1.602 × 10−19 coulombs; symbol e or qe.”
  • fanny magnet in fanny, n.1: “a person, typically a man, who is very sexually attractive to women; (also) something perceived as contributing to such attractiveness, esp. a…”
  • a fart for (a person or thing) in fart, n.1: “coarse slang. †a fart for (a person or thing): (expressing dismissal) ‘to hell with ——’. Obsolete.”
  • as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit in fart, n.1: “as welcome (also popular,etc.) as a fart in a spacesuit (and variants): not welcome, popular, etc., at all. Subsequently also in similar phrases…”
  • fart face in fart, n.1: “(a term of abuse for) a disagreeable or annoying person.”
  • fart joke in fart, n.1: “a joke featuring or involving farting.”
  • fart sack in fart, n.1: “(a) (a term of abuse for) a useless or contemptible person; (b) orig. Military a sleeping bag; (also more generally) a bunk or bed, made up with any…”
  • to fart in the wind in fart, v.: “to fart in the wind: to talk pointlessly or unconvincingly; to act ineffectually, to waste ones time; cf. to piss in the wind at piss v. phrases 4.”
  • to fart against thunder in fart, v.: “to fart against (also at the) thunder: to make a pointless or futile protest; to attempt something futile; to act ineffectually.”
  • halachically in halachic, adj.: “with reference to or in accordance with Halacha.”
  • halcyon blue in halcyon, n. and adj.: “(a) n. a brilliant blue colour resembling that of the plumage of a halcyon or common kingfisher; (b) adj. of this shade of blue; = kingfisher blue n…”
  • to keep (a person) honest in honest, adj. and adv.: “Chiefly Sport (orig. U.S.). to keep (a person) honest: to ensure that (an opponent) does not gain an unfair or unearned advantage; to keep (an…”
  • to keep the bastards honest in honest, adj. and adv.: “Australian. to keep the bastards honest: to ensure that politicians behave fairly and openly, and are accountable for their actions.”
  • imbecilitating in imbecilitate, v.
  • imperforate St John’s-wort in imperforate, adj. and n.: “any of several plants of the genus Hypericum that have leaves with few or no translucent glandular dots (cf. perforated adj. 1d); spec. the perennial…”
  • impermanently in impermanent, adj.
  • impermissibility in impermissible, adj.
  • impermissibly in impermissible, adj.
  • impersonalized in impersonalize, v.: “that is or has been made impersonal.”
  • indigenous rights in indigenous, adj.: “the human, civil, and legal rights possessed by indigenous peoples, esp. those rights relating to the preservation, protection, or recognition of…”
  • inverse function in inverse, adj. and n.: “a function g whose relationship to another function f is such that the domain and image of g are respectively the same as the image and domain of f…”
  • inverse snobbery in inverse, adj. and n.: “an attitude of exaggerated contempt or dislike for wealth, achievement, high social status, refined taste, typically combined with esteem for…”
  • inverse video in inverse, adj. and n.: “a display mode in which the default colours of (some) text characters and their background are reversed; (also) text displayed in this manner; =…”
  • inversion layer in inversion, n.: “(a) (Meteorology) a layer of air in the atmosphere in which temperature increases with height; (in extended use) a layer in a body of water in which…”
  • inverted nipple in inverted, adj. and n.: “a nipple that is retracted onto or beneath the surface of the breast, rather than projecting above it (potentially creating difficulty with…”
  • inverted racism in inverted, adj. and n.: “prejudice or antagonism directed towards a majority or (formerly) dominant ethnic group; perceived discrimination by or in favour of a minority or…”
  • invertible counterpoint in invertible, adj.2: “Counterpoint constructed such that the relative placement of the parts or voices can be interchanged, with any of them placed above or below the…”
  • investability in investable, adj.: “potential or capacity for investment; the quality of being attractive or profitable to invest in; = investibility n. at investible adj. derivatives .”
  • investibility in investible, adj.: “the quality of being attractive or profitable to invest in; potential or capacity for investment; = investability n. at investable adj. derivatives .”
  • investigated in investigate, v.
  • investment adviser in investment, n.: “a person or company employed to provide advice on financial investments.”
  • investment analysis in investment, n.: “the action or practice of researching and evaluating financial investments in order to determine profitability and risk; an instance of this.”
  • investment analyst in investment, n.: “a person or company employed to research and evaluate financial investments in order to determine profitability and risk.”
  • investment certificate in investment, n.: “a bond or note issue offering a guaranteed minimum return comprising interest payments and capital repayment; a document certifying such a…”
  • investment club in investment, n.: “a group of people who pool money in order to make investments.”
  • investment consultant in investment, n.: “a person or company employed to provide advice on financial investments and to help with investment planning and strategy.”
  • investment grade in investment, n.: “(a) n. a credit rating given to a bond or other investment regarded as carrying a relatively low risk to the investor; (b) adj. having or relating to…”
  • investment house in investment, n.: “a company or institution offering investment banking services; = investment bank n.”
  • investment income in investment, n.: “income derived from the return on an investment or investments.”
  • investment industry in investment, n.: “the branch of commercial activity concerned with financial investment.”
  • investment management in investment, n.: “the management of a financial investment or investments, esp. by a person or company employed for this purpose.”
  • investment manager in investment, n.: “a person or company employed to manage financial investments.”
  • investment portfolio in investment, n.: “a range of financial investments (usually in stocks or shares) held by an institution or individual; = portfolio n. 2a.”
  • investment property in investment, n.: “a real estate property purchased as an investment, with the aim of earning a return by renting or later reselling it.”
  • investment ratio in investment, n.: “a ratio showing the amount of investment expressed in relation to profit, costs, etc., and used to assess financial performance; (Economics) one…”
  • investment tool in investment, n.: “that which helps in planning, making, or managing a financial investment or investments.”
  • investment vehicle in investment, n.: “a financial product used as a means of investment.”
  • investor-owned in investor, n.: “(of a company or organization, esp. a public utility) owned by private investors.”
  • investor protection in investor, n.: “protection of the rights or claims of any person or organization making an investment or investments, esp. by governmental regulation of financial…”
  • jerkbait in jerk, n.1 and adj.2: “an artificial bait mimicking a small fish, with hooks and a bill which causes it to dive when the fishing line is pulled or reeled in.”
  • John Long in John, n.: “the name of (the type of) an untrustworthy messenger whose messages are never delivered or take an inordinately long time; originally and chiefly in…”
  • Johnny-one-note in Johnny, n.: “(a name for) a person who specializes in or concentrates on only one area of activity, or has competence in only one limited subject.”
  • Johnny Arab in Johnny, n.: “(a generic name for) an Arab man, esp. a soldier; Arab troops collectively.”
  • Johnny Bull in Johnny, n.: “a name given to the English nation, or Britain, personified; a (typical) English or British person; = John Bull n. 1.”
  • Johnny Chinaman in Johnny, n.: “(a generic name for) a Chinese man; the Chinese nation personified; cf. sense 2d and John Chinaman n. at John n. compounds 1a.”
  • Johnny Gurkha in Johnny, n.: “(a generic name for) a Gurkha; Gurkhas collectively.”
  • Johnny Sepoy in Johnny, n.: “(a generic name for) a native Indian soldier serving in the Indian Army under the authority of the East India Company or (later) the British Crown…”
  • johnny-house in Johnny, n.: “an outside toilet, a privy, an outhouse; cf. sense 5.”
  • johnnycake board in johnnycake, n.: “a flat board upon which a johnnycake is baked before a fire.”
  • jungle babbler in jungle, n.: “a large greyish-brown songbird, Turdoides striata (family Leiotrichidae), widespread in South Asia, having a long tail and living in small noisy…”
  • and junk in junk, n.1 and adj.: “U.S. colloquial. and junk: and so on; and similar things. Cf, and stuff at stuff n.1 8d, and shit at shit n. adj.phrases 22.”
  • junk in the trunk in junk, n.1 and adj.: “slang (orig. and chiefly U.S.). junk in the (also one’s) trunk: curvaceousness of the buttocks, esp. regarded as an attractive feature of a woman.”
  • junk artist in junk, n.1 and adj.: “(a) Baseball a pitcher who specializes in throwing off-speed pitches such as breaking balls and knuckleballs; = junkballer n. at junkball n…”
  • junk culture in junk, n.1 and adj.: “(a) an artistic movement or style characterized by the use of found and discarded everyday objects and materials; cf. junk art n. (now somewhat…”
  • junk debt in junk, n.1 and adj.: “debt securities rated as at high risk of default by credit rating agencies.”
  • junk drawer in junk, n.1 and adj.: “a drawer in which miscellaneous, small, occasionally useful items are stored.”
  • junk email in junk, n.1 and adj.: “unwanted or unsolicited email, typically in the form of advertising or promotional material sent to a large number of recipients; (also as a count…”
  • junk-filled in junk, n.1 and adj.: “filled with junk.”
  • junk fish in junk, n.1 and adj.: “fish considered to have little or no value as food or a commercial product.”
  • junk folder in junk, n.1 and adj.: “an email folder into which unwanted or unsolicited messages may be moved or automatically directed.”
  • junk group in junk, n.1 and adj.: “a newsgroup into which irrelevant or inappropriate postings to other newsgroups are automatically directed.”
  • junk mailbox in junk, n.1 and adj.: “an email folder into which unwanted or unsolicited messages may be moved or automatically directed; cf. junk folder n.”
  • junk-rated in junk, n.1 and adj.: “designating debt securities rated as at high risk of default by credit rating agencies.”
  • junk science in junk, n.1 and adj.: “scientific assertions or conclusions which are presented as fact but based on flawed or biased research or analysis; research or analysis of this…”
  • junk tree in junk, n.1 and adj.: “a tree that is not commercially valuable.”
  • junk rig in junk, n.3: “a type of sailing rig typically used on a junk, in which battens spanning the full width of the sail extend it forward of the mast.”
  • to polish someone’s knob in knob, n.: “to polish someone’s knob (also to polish the knob): to perform fellatio or masturbation on a man. Also: to masturbate.”
  • knob twiddler in knob, n.
  • knobbliness in knobbly, adj. and n.
  • lytic cocktail in lytic, adj.: “a combination of drugs (typically the sedative chlorpromazine, the opioid pethidine, and the antihistamine promethazine) used originally as an…”
  • mail-order bride in mail order, n.: “a woman who relocates to marry a man in another region or country (now typically one that is economically more developed) after contact for this…”
  • medical marijuana in medical, adj. and n.: “cannabis or cannabinoids used to treat a disease or medical condition.”
  • native rights in native, adj.: “the human, civil, and legal rights possessed by native peoples, esp. those rights relating to the preservation, protection, or recognition of…”
  • oh-so in oh, int. and n.1: “oh-so: preceding an adjective or adverb with ironical or sarcastic connotations.”
  • PNP in P, n.: “= party and play n. at party n. 13h.”
  • pussy magnet in pussy, n. and adj.2: “a person, typically a man, who is very sexually attractive to women; (also) something perceived as contributing to such attractiveness; cf. babe…”
  • blessed is the corpse the rain falls on in rain, n.1: “Proverb. blessed (also happy) is the corpse the rain falls on and variants: used to express the superstition that a person who is buried on a rainy…”
  • ready-salted in ready, adj., adv., int., n.: “designating any of various foodstuffs, esp. potato crisps, that have been seasoned with salt before sale.”
  • schlock rock in schlock, n. and adj.: “rock music of a type considered inferior or trashy.”
  • schmaltzfest in schmaltz, n.: “an occasion of unrestrained sentimentality or emotional outpouring; esp. a sentimental or mawkish film, novel, song, etc.”
  • scholar-in-residence in scholar, n.: “(a title given to) a person employed, usually for a specified period, as a lecturer, researcher, etc., at a university, institute, or other…”
  • scholarly edition in scholarly, adj.: “an edition of a (usually literary, classical, or historical) text which contains supplementary materials such as variant readings, annotations, and…”
  • set girl in set, n.2: “(in Jamaica) a female dancer who performs at traditional festivals such as junkanoo (see junkanoo n.).”
  • short-horned grasshopper in short-horned, adj.: “any of numerous grasshoppers and locusts comprising the family Acrididae, which have relatively short, thickened antennae in comparison to the bush…”
  • stupended in stupend, v.
  • it’s (the) ——, stupid in stupid, adj., adv., and n.: “it’s (the) ——, stupid: used (esp. in political contexts) to identify and emphasize the fact or issue that one regards as obviously the most…”
  • stupid money in stupid, adj., adv., and n.: “an absurdly large amount of money; an unjustifiable or immoderate sum; cf. sense A. 1e and silly money n. at silly adj. n.adv. special uses 3.”
  • stupor-like in stupor, n.: “resembling or reminiscent of a stupor.”
  • to suck cock in suck, v.: “To practise fellatio.”
  • to suck cock in suck, v.: “To be horrible, dreadful, awful.”
  • to suck dick in suck, v.: “To practise fellatio.”
  • to suck dick in suck, v.: “To be horrible, dreadful, awful. Frequently with modifier (typically relating to size) as intensifier, as to suck big dick, to suck donkey dick, etc.”
  • swine-eyed in swine, n.: “having eyes likened to those of a pig, esp. in being small and deep-set; cf. swine eye n.”
  • swine face in swine, n.: “(an abusive or insulting name for) a person having a face likened to that of a pig; also used as a more general term of abuse or contempt; cf…”
  • swine-fish in swine, n.: “any of several marine fishes or mammals thought to resemble a pig; spec. (a) the common or harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (cf. hogfish n…”
  • swine hair in swine, n.: “the hair which grows on the back and sides of a pig, esp. as a material for making brush bristles; cf. swine bristle n.”
  • swine louse in swine, n.: “†(a) a woodlouse (also called hog louse, sow-bug) (obsolete); (b) a large sucking louse, Haematopinus suis, which is a parasite of pigs; also called…”
  • swine meat in swine, n.: “(a) food for pigs, pigswill (in later use chiefly Scottish and English regional (northern)); (b) the flesh of a pig used as food; cf. sense 1b, swine…”
  • swine rooting in swine, n.: “(a) the action of a pig digging with its snout in search of food; †(b) a trench, hole, etc., made by a pig digging with its snout in search of food…”
  • swine barn in swine, n.: “a barn in which pigs are kept.”
  • swine pen in swine, n.: “a pen in which pigs are kept; a pigpen.”
  • swine shed in swine, n.: “a shed in which pigs are kept; a pigsty.”
  • swine yard in swine, n.: “an enclosed yard in which pigs are kept.”
  • swine fever in swine, n.: “any of several infectious diseases of pigs; spec. (a) (more fully classical swine fever) a disease of varying severity caused by a flavivirus (genus…”
  • swine measles in swine, n.: “†(a) an infectious disease of pigs, spec. swine erysipelas (obsolete); (b) infestation of pigs or pork with encysted larvae of the tapeworm Taenia…”
  • turd burglar in turd, n.: “a homosexual man (stereotypically characterized as a participant in anal sex).”
  • upland sandpiper in upland, n.2 and adj.2: “a large migratory sandpiper native to open grasslands of North America, Bartramia longicauda, which has a long neck and tail and mottled black…”
  • upper-class twit in upper, adj.: “a member of the British upper classes characterized as silly, bumbling, ineffectual, or objectionable.”
  • vaginal deodorant in vaginal, adj. and n.: “a deodorant, typically in the form of a spray, intended to eliminate vaginal odours.”
  • vaginal plug in vaginal, adj. and n.: “(a) a tampon or pessary inserted into the vagina to control haemorrhage from the uterus or for various other medical and non-medical purposes (now…”
  • vaginal process in vaginal, adj. and n.: “(a) the bony sheath partly surrounding the base of the styloid process of the temporal bone (now rare); (b) an outpouching of peritoneum through the…”
  • vaginoscope in vagino-, comb. form: “†(a) any stethoscope modified for use within the vagina, typically for the detection of pregnancy (obsolete); (b) any instrument used for visual…”
  • vaginosis in vagino-, comb. form: “(more fully bacterial vaginosis) a condition characterized by infection with or overgrowth of Gardnerella vaginalis and certain other bacteria in the…”
  • vulvodynia in vulvo-, comb. form: “pain in the region of the vulva; spec. a condition characterized by persistent, typically burning pain in the vulva for which there is no obvious or…”
  • wank mag in wank, n. and adj.: “a pornographic magazine.”
  • whang leather in whang, n.1: “tough leather, esp. rawhide, suitable to be made into thongs, laces, etc.; also in similative expressions as the type of something tough.”
  • woman’s suffrage in woman, n.: “= women’s suffrage n. at compounds 5.”
  • yea-nay in yea, adv. and n.: “(a) characterized by both ‘yea’ and ’nay’; (hence) characterized by a lack of firm answers or decisions; equivocal (now rare); (b) answerable by or…”
  • yes, sir, no, sir, three bags full in yes, adv., n., and int.: “yes, sir, no, sir, three bags full and variants: used to imply servile compliance with the demands of another, esp. a superior.”
  • yes, Virginia, there is a —— in yes, adv., n., and int.: “U.S. yes, Virginia, there is a —— (and variants): used to introduce a statement affirming the existence or truth of something, sometimes implying…”
  • yes-sayer in yes, adv., n., and int.: “= yea-sayer n.”
  • tho yet in yet, adv. and adj.2: “In addition; further, furthermore, moreover. Obsolete.”
  • tho yet in yet, adv. and adj.2: “Nevertheless. Obsolete.”
  • yeti boot in yeti, n.: “(usually in plural) a type of boot made with material supposed to resemble the long, shaggy hair of the yeti, typically reaching to the mid-calf or…”
  • yeti hunter in yeti, n.: “a person who searches for proof of the yeti’s existence.”
  • yeveroushead in yeverous, adj.: “desire, eagerness.”