Dictionary: AD – ADD

• A.D.
n. 1. L19 UK society sl. – a drink 
n. 2. 1938 US drugs sl. – a drug addict 
n. 3. 1970s sl. – phencyclidine
n. 4. 1985 sl. – a man who fathers a child by accident, usually after a casual sexual encounter; an accidental daddy
vb. 1990s US college sl. – to leave 

• AD
adj. 20C sl. – pert. to advertising
n. 1. a900 obs. – a fire, a blazing pile, a funeral pyre
n. 2. 1799 – an advertisement
n. 3. 1915 colloq. – in tennis: advantage
n. 4. 1970s US homosexual sl. – graffito offering sexual services, as found on a public lavatory wall 

• ADA
n. 1. 2000s S. Afr. homosexual sl. – a German homosexual 
n. 2. 2000s S. Afr. homosexual sl. – a homosexual who cannot find a sexual partner 
n. 3. 2000s S. Afr. homosexual sl. – the buttocks 

• AD ABSURDUM
adv. 1656 – to the point of absurdity; to an absurd or extreme degree

• ADACT
vb. 1615 obs. rare – to drive or compel to a course

• ADACTED
adj. 1623 obs. – beaten or driven in by force

• ADACTION
n. 1663 obs. – a driving in violently by force

• ADAD!
int. 1663 obs. – an exclamation and a minced oath from “Afore God!” and “By God!”

• ADAEMONIST;  ADEMONIST 
n. 1837 – a person who denies the existence of the Devil

• ADAERATION
n. 1623 – a giving a monetary value to something

• ADAFOOKMAN!
int. 2002 UK sl. – used in Black criminal society as an all-purpose protestation of innocence; have I?, I didn’t! (Have I Fuck, Man!)

• ADA FROM DECATUR
n. 1918 US sl. – in a game of dice: a roll of eight

• ADAGIAL
adj. 1647 –  of the nature of an adage; proverbial

• ADAGY
n. 1534 obs. – an adage, saying, a proverb

• AD ALLEY
n. 1952 US sl. – the advertising industry, esp. that located in New York and commonly known in the US as ‘Madison Avenue’ after the New York street where many advertising agencies had their offices

• ADAM
n. 1. L15 sl. – water
n. 2. 1553 – a person likened to Adam, esp. in being a forebear, progenitor, founder, etc.; also, the first type of a person or thing; a forerunner or prototype
n. 3. a1569 – sinful and unregenerate human nature
n. 4. c1591 sl. – a bailiff, a sergeant
n. 5. 1696 UK criminals’ sl. – a thief’s accomplice 
n. 6. 1797 UK criminals’ sl. – a fence, a criminal receiver; a partner in a criminal enterprise 
n. 7. 1903 sl. – a master man, foreman, a superintendent
n. 8. Bk1903 US criminals’ sl. – a prison warder 
n. 9. Bk1922 – a faithful, devoted old servant
n. 10. Bk1972 homosexual sl. – one’s first (paid) sexual partner 
n. 11. 1985 US sl. – MDMA, the recreational drug known as ecstasy
vb. 1. 1753 sl. – to marry
vb. 2. 1910s rhyming sl., (Adam and Eve) – to believe  
vb. 3. 1930s rhyming sl., (Adam and Eve) – to leave 

• ADAMANCE
n. 1925 – a being firmly resolved on a course of action; refusal to be persuaded or to change one’s mind

• ADAMANCY
n. 1898 – the state of being unpersuadable

• ADAM AND EVE
n. 1. 1793 – a starting point, an origin; a set of progenitors, ancestors, or forebears
n. 2. 1891 sl., orig. US short order usage – two poached or fried eggs
n. 3. 1980s Aust. rhyming sl. – a sleeve 
n. 4. 1996 UK sl. – a pill of MDEA and MDMA, the recreational drugs best known as ecstasy
vb. 1. L17 sl. – to have sexual intercourse
vb. 2. 1925 rhyming sl. – to believe 
vb. 3. 1930s rhyming sl. – to leave 

• ADAM AND EVE BALL
n. 1920s sl. – an early dancing party to which the guests are invited until midnight only

• ADAM-AND-EVE IT
vb. L19 Brit. sl. – to copulate

• ADAM AND EVE ON A RAFT
n. 1. 1894 sl., orig. US short order usage – two poached or fried eggs on toast 
n. 2. Bk1975 lunch counter usage – bacon and eggs

• ADAM AND EVE ON A RAFT AND WRECK ‘EM
n. 1913 sl., orig. US short order usage – two scrambled eggs on toast 

• ADAM AND EVE’S CLOTHES
n. E20 Brit. & US sl. – nakedness; nudity

• ADAM AND EVE’S P.J.S
n. L19 US sl. – nakedness, nudity

• ADAM AND EVE’S TOGS
n. L19 Brit. & US sl. – nakedness; nudity

• ADAMANT
n. c1426 obs. – a person or thing which attracts people’s affection or attention; a centre of attraction

• ADAMANTIZING
adj. 1607 obs. rare – that attracts, lures, or entices

• ADAM ANTS
n. 1980s Brit. rhyming sl. – pants 

• ADAMATE
vb. 1612 obs. rare – to love dearly 

• ADAMATICAL
adj. 17C sl.- naked; nude

• ADAM BELL
n. Bk1922 – an accomplished archer

• ADAMED
adj. Bk1921 sl. – married

• ADAM FAITH
adj. 1960s Brit. rhyming sl. – safe 

• ADAM FILER
n. Bk1909 sl. – a thief

• ADAM HENRY
n. 1997 Amer. sl. – an A.H.; asshole; a worthless and annoying person

• ADAMHOOD
n. 1828 chiefly poetic usage – human nature; manhood, humanity 

• ADAMIC
adj. 1657 – resembling Adam in moral freedom, nakedness, fallen condition

• ADAMICAL
adj. 1. 1642 rare – resembling Adam in moral freedom, nakedness, fallen condition; sinful; unregenerate
adj. 2. 1649 rare – having an original or pristine form; pure and undefiled

• ADAMICALLY
adv. 1860 – in a way resembling Adam in appearance or behaviour; nakedly

• ADAMISH
adj. 1569 obs. rare – resembling Adam in moral freedom, nakedness, fallen condition

• ADAMIST
n. 1. 1623 – a person who follows or imitates the behaviour of Adam in the Garden of Eden
n. 2. 1630 rare – one who tends a garden

• ADAMITE
adj. 1719 – descended from Adam; human
n. 1. 1542 – a member of a sect, in both the early church and later, who imitated the biblical Adam by going naked, typically as a symbol of purity; an unclothed man
n. 2. 1581 – a descendant or child of Adam; a human being
n. 3. 1833 rare – a person who goes naked; a nudist
n. 4. 1865 chiefly hist. usage – a White Caucasian  

• ADAMITIC
adj. 1656 – naked, unclothed

• ADAMITICAL
adj. 1666 rare – naked, unclothed; pert. to or resembling Adam; hence, as applied to clothing, scanty

• ADAMITISM
n. 1805 – nakedness; the practice of going naked as a sign of spiritual purity

• ADAMIZE
v1b. 19C Brit. sl. – to copulate, from the male point of view

• ADAMLESS
adj. 1876 – characterized by the absence of men; inhabited only by women

• ADAMLESS EDEN
n. 1876 – a place, situation, or way of life from which men are absent or excluded and which is regarded as a type of paradise; also, an uninhabited region

• ADAM’S ALE
n. 1643 humorous usage – water, as the only drink of our first parents 

• ADAM’S AND EVE’S TOGS
n. 19C sl. – nudity

• ADAM’S APPLE
n. 1588 rare – a banana or plantain

• ADAM’S ARM;  ADAM’S ARMS
n. 1602 sl. – a shovel, a spade

• ADAM’S ARSENAL
n. L19 Brit. sl. – the male genitals; the penis and testicles

• ADAM’S BEVERAGE
n. L15 sl. – water

• ADAM’S CAT
n. 1908 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify

• ADAM’S FRUIT
n. 1. 1972 Amer. dial. – among loggers: an apple
n. 2. Bk1986 US lumberjacks’ usage – pregnant women 

• ADAM’S HATBAND
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify

• ADAM’S HOUSECAT
n. 1908 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify 

• ADAM’S LIQUOR
n. L15 sl. – water

• ADAM’S MORSEL
n. 1586 obs. rare – the Adam’s apple

• ADAM’S OFF-BULL
n. 1956 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify 

• ADAM’S OFF-OX
n. 1. 1894 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify 
n. 2. 1912 sl. – a slow, stubborn person; a headstrong person

• ADAM’S OLD OX
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify

• ADAM SOURGUY
n. 1910 US theatre sl. – a sour-tempered pessimist 

• ADAM’S OWN
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals

• ADAM’S OWN ALTAR
n. L19 sl. – the vagina

• ADAM’S PET MONKEY
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a person one does not know and cannot identify

• ADAM’S P.J.s
n. 1970s US homosexual sl. – nudity 

• ADAM’S PROFESSION
n. 1602 sl. – gardening

• ADAM’S SIN 
n. Bk1922 – disobedience

• ADAM’S SLIPPERS
phr. 1900s US sl. – no shoes, i.e. barefoot

• ADAM’S WHIP
n. 1952 US sl. – the penis

• ADAM’S WINE
n. 1747 colloq. – water as a beverage

• ADAM TILER;  ADAM TYLER
n. 1665 UK sl. – a pickpocket’s confederate who receives the stolen article, and runs off with it; a receiver of stolen goods

• ADAM WITH A DEAD BATTERY
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• ADAM WITH A DEAD PAN
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• ADAM WITH A FLICKERING FLAME
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• ADAM WITH A FROZEN PUSS
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• ADAM WITH AN ANCHOR
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• ADAM WITH A SOUR PUSS
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War usage – a married man; a cold, unresponsive man; a gloomy, dull man 

• A-DANCE
adj. 1828 – dancing; moving in a quick and lively manner

• A-DANGLE
adv. 1855 – in a dangling state or position

• ADAPERTILE
adj. 1731 obs. – easy to be opened

• ADAPT
adj. 1658 rare – well adapted or suited; suitable, fit

• ADAPTATE
vb. 1638 obs. rare – to adapt

• ADAPTATIVE
adj. 1815 – characterize by or given to adapting things to a purpose, or oneself to circumstances; adaptive

• ADAPTION
n. 1615 – the act of adapting; adaptation

• ADAPTITUDE
n. 1806 – adaptedness; aptitude specially produced

• ADAPTIVE
adj. 1734 obs. – fitting; well-suited to something or someone

• ADAPTLY
adv. a1648 – in a fit or adapted manner; by being adapted or fitted; fittingly, aptly

• ADAPTMENT
n. 1739 obs. rare – adaptation; fitting condition

• ADAPTNESS
n. 1657 obs. rare – the quality of being adapted, suitability, adaptedness

• ADAPTORIAL
adj. 1838 rare – characterized by adaptation; adaptive

• AD ARBITRIUM
adv. 1663 – at or according to one’s will or pleasure; as one pleases; arbitrarily

• ADA ROSS
n. 1918 US sl. – the eight point in craps dice

• ADA ROSS, THE STABLE BOSS
n. 1940s US sl. – the 8 point in craps dice

• ADA ROSS, THE STABLE HOSS
n. 1918 US sl. – in a game of dice: a roll of eight

• ADASED
adj. c1450 obs. – stupefied, confused, dulled, dazzled

• ADASHED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – put to shame

• ADAUGE
vb. 1657 obs. rare – to add to, to augment, to increase by addition

• ADAUNT
vb. 1297 obs. – to quell, to subdue, to suppress, to reduce to submission

• À D’AUTRES!
phr. c1660 – ‘tell that to the Marines’; expression of disbelief (fashionable London catchphrase)

• ADAW
vb. 1. c1300 obs. – to wake up, to awake, from sleep, swoon, etc.
vb. 2. c1386 obs. – to awaken, to arouse, to recall to consciousness
vb. 3. c1425 obs. – to recover from sorrow or pain; to emerge from a particular mood or state of mind
vb. 4. c1425 obs. – to dawn; to shine
vb. 5. c1440 obs. – to put an end to; to defeat, to overcome
vb. 6. 1557 obs. – to subdue, to daunt; to terrify

• ADAWE
adv. c1250 obs. – out of life, out of existence

• ADAWN
adj. 1881 rare – dawning, gleaming with new light

• A-DAY
adv. 1. a1250 obs. – in or on the day (in opposition to the night; by day
adv. 2. c1500 – on each day; daily

• A-DAYS
adv. 1377 obs. – by day, during the day, in the daytime

• ADAZZLE
adj. 1832 – dazzling

• ADBASS
vb. 1548 obs. rare – to abase

• AD BENE PLACITUM
adv. 1623 – at one’s pleasure or discretion; at will

• ADBER
n. 1908 Sc. – odd or clumsy behaviour

• ADBLAST
vb. 1548 obs. rare – to impart an idea, impulse, etc. to; to exert an influence on; to inflate, to inspire

• ADBUSTER
n. 1989 Can. – in anticorporate activism, the non-specific description for those involved in cultural subversion

• ADBUSTING
n. 2000 US sl. – in anticorporate activism, the act of subverting brand advertising, usually by parody or mockery

• ADCORPORATE
vb. 1732 obs. rare – to unite, to incorporate

• ADCORPORATED
adj. Bk1612 obs. rare – married

• ADD
n. 1938 US drugs sl. – a Drug Addict 

• ADD A NAIL TO ONE’S COFFIN
vb. M19 sl. – to drink heavily 

• ADD A PEG NAIL TO ONE’S COFFIN
vb. M19 sl. – to drink heavily

• ADDEBTED
adj. a1400 obs. – indebted; owed or due

• ADDECIMATE
vb. 1623 obs. rare – to subject a person to a tithe or tax of one-tenth

• ADDECKED
adj. 1513 Sc. obs. rare – decked, covered

• ADDEDLY
adv. 1883 – additionally; particularly

• ADDED TO THE LIST
adj. L19 sl. – castrated

• ADDEEM
vb. a1000 obs. – to judge; to try, to test

• ADDEL
n. L19 nautical sl. – putrid drinking water  

• ADDER
n. 1. c950 obs. – a snake, a serpent
n. 2. c950 obs. – the ‘old serpent’, the devil
n. 3  c1000 – a treacherous, deceitful, malicious, or pernicious person or thing; also, a term of abuse
n. 4. c1300 obs. – a dragon, a supposed serpent with wings
n. 5. 1876 Eng. dial. – a dragonfly. formerly thought to be venomous; a large fly

• ADDER-BELL
n. 1824 Sc. – the dragonfly

• ADDERBOLT
n. 1483  – a dragonfly 

• ADDERBRED
adj. 1587 obs. – engendered by the devil

• ADDER-CAP
n. 1. 1822 Sc. – an ill-natured person; one of a virulent or malignant disposition
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a dragonfly

• ADDER-CLOSE
n. 1870 obs. – an enclosure containing adders; a snake pit

• ADDER-DEAF
adj. 1597 rare, poetic usage – deaf as an adder 

• ADDER-FAW
adj. a1000 obs. – variegated like a snake

• ADDER-FLY
n. 1761 obs. – a dragonfly

• ADDER-FOOTED
adj. 1565 obs., poetic usage – having a foot or feet like a dragon 

• ADDER-HATE
n. 1880 obs., poetic usage – virulent, deadly hate 

• ADDERS’ FRY
n. 1540 obs. – offspring of adders or the devil

• ADDER-TONGUED
adj. 1823 – spiteful; using malicious or offensive language

• ADD FAITH TO
vb. 1483 rare – to give credence to; to believe or make believable

• ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE
vb. 1611 – to make a bad or intense situation worse

• ADD FUEL TO THE FLAMES
vb. 1620 – to make a bad matter worse by adding to its cause; to spread trouble, to increase anger or other strong feelings by talk or action

• ADDI
n. Bk1898 – a Bengalee money-changer

• ADDICENT
n. 1880 obs. rare – in Roman Law: a person who hands over a thing or a person in accordance with a judicial decision

• ADDICK
n. 1997 US sl. – an addict

• ADDICKIT
adj. 1826 Sc. – addicted 

• ADDICT
adj. 1529 obs. – that has been attached by compulsion or obligation to a person’ tied, bound; obligated
n. 1985 con artists’ sl. – a ‘mark’ who falls for the same scam over and over again 
vb. 1. 1534 rare – to dedicate or devote oneself to an occupation, activity, or object
vb. 2. 1542 obs. – to bind, to attach, or devote oneself as a servant, disciple, or adherent to any person or cause
vb. 3. 1604 obs. – to devote time to a particular object or activity; to focus one’s studies on a specific area

• ADDICT WAITING TO HAPPEN
phr. 1998 US sl. – in twelve-step recovery programmes, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, used for describing the childhood of addicts of the future  

• ADDIGHTING
n. 1567 obs. – preparing, preparation

• ADDIMENT
n. 1652 rare – something that is added, an addition; an additive

• ADD INSULT TO INJURY
vb. 1748 – to aggravate an already difficult situation

• ADDIO
int. 1577 – used as an expression of farewell; esp. Italian contexts

• ADDITAMENT
n. 1460 – anything added or appended; an addition

• ADDITION
n. 1. 1472-3 obs. – something annexed to a man’s name to show his rank, occupation, or place of residence, or otherwise to distinguish him; ‘style’ of address
n. 2. c1690 society sl. – paint or rouge or powder for the face; make-up, cosmetics 
n. 3. 20C euphemism – sexual intercourse 
vb. 1659 obs. – to honour or embellish a person or person’s name by adding another name, title, etc.; to surname

• ADDITIONARY
adj. a1633 rare – additional, supplementary

• ADDITITIOUS
adj. 1748 rare – characterized by having been added; due to or of the nature of an addition; additive

• ADDITOOD
n. 1990s UK sl. – a confrontational manner

• ADDITORY
adj. 1659 obs. – tending to add something; additional

• ADDLE
adj. 1. c1275 Eng. dial. – rotten, putrid; esp. applied to a decayed or barren egg
adj. 2. 1534 rare – empty, idle, vain, useless, futile
adj. 3. 1612 – muddled, confused
adj. 4. 1847 Eng. dial. – unsound, crazy
adj. 5. 1844 Eng. dial. – ailing, ill, unwell
adj. 6. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – stupid
adj. 7. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – tumbledown, loose, rickety, shaky
n. 1. a1000 – stinking urine, or other liquid filth; slime, mire
n. 2. 1679 obs. rare – the dry lees of wine
n. 3. 1825 Eng. dial. – an abscess containing pus; a swelling; a blister
n. 4. Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – putrid or stagnant water
n. 5. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an adding or addition
vb. 1. c1175 obs. – to deserve punishment, etc.; to merit spiritual reward, etc.
vb. 2. c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to acquire or gain as one’s own; to earn money, etc.
vb. 3. 1652 – to muddle; to confuse; to spoil, to make abortive
vb. 4. 1654 – of an egg: to become rotten; to fail to produce a chick; to rot, to putrefy
vb. 5. 1860 Eng. dial. – to save; to lay by a portion of one’s earnings
vb. 6. Bk1898 Sc. – to water plants

• ADDLE-BRAIN
n. 1799 – one whose head is addled; a stupid or half-witted fellow; a foolish bungler; a dullard

• ADDLE-BRAINED
adj. 1619 – confused, muddled, stupid

• ADDLE-CAP
n. Bk1877 Eng. dial. – a weak, silly person

• ADDLE-COVE
n. 1580 – a stupid bungler, a dullard; a foolish man; an easy dupe 

• ADDLED
adj. 1. L17 Brit. sl. – muddled and befuddled by alcohol; drunk
adj. 2. 1599 – confused, muddled; having lost the ability to think clearly or rationally
adj. 3. c1630 – of an egg: that has become rotten; that has failed to produce a chick

• ADDLED AS AN EGG
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled 

• ADDLE EGG AND IDLE HEAD
n. 1589 sl. – anything worthless

• ADDLE-HEAD
n. 1592 – one whose head is addled; a stupid bungler; an easy dupe; a dullard; a weak, silly person

• ADDLE-HEADED
adj. 1600 – confused, muddled, stupid

• ADDLE-HEADEDNESS
n. 1. 1835 – confusion, muddle-headedness; stupidity
n. 2. 1835 – fatuity, foolishness, folly

• ADDLEMENT
n. 1825 – confusion, muddle-headedness; mental confusion

• ADDLE-PATE
n. 1601 – a stupid bungler; a dullard; a weak, silly person; a foolish person; an easy dupe

• ADDLE-PATED
adj. 1614 – confused, muddled, stupid, doltish, thick-headed

• ADDLE-PLOT
n. L17 sl. – a spoilsport who ‘addles’ the ‘plots’ or plans of others

• ADDLE-POT
n. Bk1890 sl. – a spoilsport; a mar-all

• ADDLE THE SHOON
vb. Bk1921 sl. – of a horse: to roll on the back from side to side

• ADDLING
n. 1. c1175 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – an earning or deserving something; that which a person earns or merits
n. 2. 1843 – muddling of the wits

• ADDLINGS
n. 1757 Eng. dial. – money that a person acquires by working, etc.; wages, earnings; savings

• ADD OIL!
int. 1980 chiefly Hong Kong usage – expresses encouragement, incitement, or support; go on! go for it! 

• ADD OIL TO THE FLAMES
vb. 1647 – to heighten or aggravate fury, passion, etc.

• ADD OIL TO THE FURNACE
vb. a1548 – to heighten or aggravate fury, passion, etc.

• ADDOOM
vb. 1599 obs. rare – to adjudge, to award

• ADDRESS
n. 1. 1592 obs. – array, attire, dress
n. 2. 1598 obs. – that which is prepared; a device, a contrivance
n. 3. 1633 obs. – the act of making ready; the state of being ready, preparation
vb. 1. c1350 obs. – to give direction to a person, esp. in a helpful or corrective manner; to guide, to redirect
vb. 2. c1374 obs. – to make straight the course or aim of anything; to direct; to aim (a missile)
vb. 3. c1375 obs. – to straighten up, to erect; to raise, to set up; to raise oneself, to stand erect; to assume an upright position
vb. 4. 1375 obs. – to put things ‘straight’ or ‘to rights’; to set in order; to order, to arrange
vb. 5. 1393 obs. – to prepare or make ready with the proper attire; to accoutre, to array, to apparel, to attire for any special purpose or occasion;
later, (1513) to clothe
vb. 6. 1485 obs. – to order or arrange for any purpose; to prepare, to make ready; to prepare oneself
vb. 7. a1522 obs. – to arrange or style hair
vb. 8. 1525 obs. – to right what is wrong; to redress wrongs, to reform abuses
vb. 9. 1677 obs. – to court a person; esp. to pay court to a woman with a view to marriage, to woo
vb. 10. 1796 obs. – to consign or entrust the care of a ship to an agent, factor, etc.

• ADDRESSED
adj. 1. 1387 obs. – made ready, prepared, ‘dressed’ as food
adj. 2. 1393 arch. – arrayed, attired, trimmed, dressed
adj. 3. 1475 obs. – well-ordered, having acquired skill, accomplished
adj. 4. 1595 obs. – erected, raised

• ADDRESSEDNESS
n. 1633  obs. rare – the state of being prepared; preparedness

• ADDRESSED TO
adj. 1915 military sl. – of a missile, esp. a shell: aimed at 

• ADDRESSER
n. 1. 1643 – person who puts forward or supports a political declaration or petition; specifically, any of those who in 1680 presented addresses in support of Charles II, and against those demanding the summoning of Parliament
n. 2. 1665 – a person who directs words or a communication to a particular person, audience, or place
n. 3. 1683 obs. – a suitor

• ADDRESSERESS
n. 1495 obs. rare – a female who directs or sets right

• ADDRESSION
n. 1596 obs. rare – the direction of one’s course

• ADDRESSLY
adv. c1425 obs. rare – with good address, courteously; skilfully

• ADDRESSMENT
n. 1481 rare – the act of addressing a person or thing

• ADDRESSOR
n. 1. 1658 – a person who puts forward or supports a political declaration or petition
n. 2. 1669 obs. – a person who pays addresses; a suitor
n. 3. 1897 – a person who directs words or a communication to a particular person, audience, or place

• ADD ROT IT!
int. M18 euphemism – a mild oath, “God rot it!” 

• ADD’S LIFE!
int. 1812 obs. – a minced oath

• ADDUBITATION
n. 1588 obs. rare – the suggestion of a doubt; insinuated doubt

• ADDUCE
vb. a1425 – to bring forward verbally for consideration, esp. in support of a case or an argument; to produce a witness; to cite, to allege

• ADDUCEABLE
adj. 1671 – adducible; capable of being produced in a statement

• ADDUCED
adj. 1649 – brought forward in a statement; cited, alleged

• ADDUCIBLE
adj. 1766 – capable of being adduced

• ADDUCTION
n. 1. a1398 rare – the act of conveying something, esp. towards another; the fact of being so conveyed
n. 2. 1615 obs. rare – the act of moving towards something
n. 3. 1687 – the bringing forward of facts or statements as evidence

• ADDULCE
vb. 1475 obs. – to make sweet; to render pleasant or palatable; to soothe or mollify a person

• ADD UP
vb. 1. 1930s sl. – to amount to, to signify
vb. 2. 1930s sl. – to make sense; to work as expected

• ADD UP TO
vb. 1930s sl. – to amount to, to signify

• ADDY
n. Bk2006 US sl. – address


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