Dictionary: ANL – ANS

 ANLIGODLIN
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – of an object: lopsided, askew, aslant
 
 ANN
n. 1. 1940s African-American sl. – any White female
n. 2. 1970s sl., derogatory – a Black woman who apes her White sisters
 
 ANNABEL GILES
n. 2003 UK rhyming sl. for ‘piles’ – haemorrhoids
 
 ANNABELS
n. 2003 UK rhyming sl. for ‘piles’ – haemorrhoids
 
 ANNAHYDION
n. Bk1997 Irish sl. – an ignorant, ill-informed person
 
 ANNA MARIA
n. L19 Brit. rhyming sl. – a domestic fire (pronunciation = Mar-eye-a)
 
 ANNA MAY WONG
n. 1920s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘pong’ – a stink; a smell
 
 ANNANAB
n. 20C Brit. back-slang – a banana
 
 ANNARUGIAN
n. 1856 Amer. dial. – a crude, unruly person; a member of a rough party of fun-makers; orig. applied to residents of Fulton Co., Illinois
 
 ANN ATOMY
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – an attractive girl
 
 ANNE’S FAN
n. 19C Brit. – a rude gesture, thumbing the nose; touching the tip of the thumb to the end of one’s nose and spreading the fingers wide; it can be made worse by wiggling the fingers
 
 ANNET
n. 1. 1857 Eng. dial. – a silly fellow
n. 2. 1885 Eng. dial. – the common gull, Larus Canus
 
 ANNEX
vb. 1845 US jocular – to lay hold of roughly, to grab; to get; to steal
 
 ANNEX THE WHOLE CONFECTIONER’S SHOP
vb. 1885 sl. – to be the best of a kind; to rank the highest; to carry off the honours
 
 ANNIE
n. 1. 1922 Amer. sl. – a free ticket or pass to a game or entertainment
n. 2. 1953 sl. – an effeminate male homosexual
 
 ANNIE FROM ARKANSAS
n. 1993 US sl. – in craps: an eight
 
 ANNIE LAURIE
n. 1. 20C Eng. rhyming sl. – a lorry
n. 2. 1940s sl. – a bus conductress
 
 ANNIE LOUISE
n. 20C Aust. rhyming sl. – cheese
 
 ANNIE NO RATTLE
n. Bk1997 Irish sl. – one who pipes up at the end of a conversation
 
 ANNIE OAKLEY
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate
n. 1. 1916 US sl. – a complimentary ticket; a free pass, orig. to a circus, but latterly to the theatre
n. 2. 1940 Amer. dial. – in baseball: a base on balls
n. 3. 1940s US criminals’ sl. – a pardon or discharge certificate given to a convict
vb. 1910s US sl. – to punch an admission ticket, thus rendering it free
 
 ANNIE ROONEY
n. 1988 UK sl. – an outburst of bad temper
 
 ANNIE’S ALLEY
n. 1949 US sl. – the vagina
 
 ANNIE’S ROOM
phr. 1910s Aust. sl., orig. military – used when one does not know the answer to the question “Where is …”
 
 ANNIE UP
vb. 1968 Amer. dial. – to pay a debt; to contribute one’s share
 
 ANNIHILATED
adj. 1975 sl., orig. US college – extremely drunk or drug-intoxicated
 
 ANNISEED ROBIN
n. L17 – a hermaphrodite; later, a prostitute
 
 ANNISH
n. 1982 US sl. – an anniversary issue of a single-interest fan magazine
 
 ANNIVERSE
n. 1625 obs. – an anniversary
 
 ANNO DOMINI
adj. B1890 Eng. society sl. – old
n. 1885 colloq. – advance or advancing age and its effects, esp. on physical prowess
 
 ANNOINTED
adj. Bk1890 sl. – ripe for mischief, full of courage and energy for any desperate exploit
 
 ANNOISOME
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. obs. – hurtful
 
 ANNOY
vb. 1. 1580 Eng. dial. – to hurt, to trouble, to damage
vb. 2. 1991 Irish sl. – to upset, to distress
 
 ANNOYANCE
n. 1886 Eng. dial. – offense, damage
 
 ANNOYFUL
adj. c1386 obs. rare – giving trouble, molesting, full of annoyance
 
 ANNOYMENT
n. 1886 Eng. dial. – intent to injure, malice
 
 ANNOYOUS
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – troublesome
 
 ANNOYSOME
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. obs. – hurtful
 
 ANNUAL
n. 1. L19 sl. – an annual holiday
n. 2. 1900s Aust. sl. – a year’s jail sentence
n. 3. 1940s Aust. sl. – a bath
 
 ANNY
n. 1958 Amer. dial. – a choice marble
 
 ANODYNE NECKLACE
n. L18 sl. – the hangman’s noose
 
 ANOINT
vb. 1. c1500 – to flog, to beat, to thrash; to chastise by word or act
vb. 2. 1876 Eng. dial. – to run, to hurry away
 
 ANOINTED
adj. 1. 1856 Eng. dial. – of persons: thoroughly bad, wholly given up to evil courses; notorious
adj. 2. 1877 Eng. dial. – very great, terrible
 
 ANOINTER
n. 1. 1884 Eng. dial. – a scapegrace, a mischievous fellow
n. 2. 1885 Eng. dial. – a trickster, a sharp, crafty person
n. 3. 1887 Eng. dial. – an energetic, pushing person
n. 4. 1892 Eng. dial. – a miser, a skinflint
n. 5. B1900 Eng. dial. – something perplexing or puzzling
 
 ANOINTING
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – mischievous
n. 1876 Eng. dial. – a beating, a thrashing
 
 ANOINT WITH BIRCHEN SALVE
vb. L16 sl. – to beat, to thrash
 
 ANOINT WITH OIL OF HAZEL
vb. c1678 – to beat with a hazel rod
 
 ANON
adv. 1790 Eng. dial. – tonight
 
 ANON?
phr. 1789 Eng. & Amer. dial. – What? What did you say? 
 
 ANONDER
prep. 1925 Irish sl. – beneath
 
 ANONSKER
adj. 1876 Eng. dial. – eager, desirous, set upon a thing
 
 ANONYM
n. 1. 1805 – an anonymous person or publication
n. 2. 1805 – an assumed or false name
 
 ANONYMA
n. M19 Brit. – a courtesan, a high-class prostitute
 
 ANOPISTHOGRAPH
adj. 1887 – having no writing or printing on the back; inscribed only on one side
 
 ANOPISTHOGRAPHIC
adj. 1871 – having no writing or printing on the back; inscribed only on one side
 
 ANORAK
n. 1. 1984 Brit. sl., derogatory – someone obsessively involved with something, as a hobby, that is generally regarded as boring or unfashionable
n. 2. 1999 UK sl. – a person who is socially inept and therefore unable to be, or not interested in becoming, part of a peer group
 
 ANORAKY
adj. 1992 UK sl., depreciative – boring, overly studious, unfashionable, or socially inept; displaying obsessive or fastidious concern with the details of a hobby or special interest; nerdy 
 
 ANOTHER BREED OF CAT
n. 1929  Amer. dial. – a person inferior or different from the rest
 
 ANOTHER CLEAN SHIRT OUGHT TO SEE YOU OUT
phr. 1930s NZ sl. – you look very ill, i.e. you look as if you’ll soon be dead
 
 ANOTHER COUNTRY HEARD FROM
phr. 1970 US sl. – used for humorously acknowledging that someone who had previously been silent has spoken up
 
 ANOTHER COUNTY HEARD FROM
phr. 1930s Can. sl. – a remark made when one of a group breaks wind
 
 ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR
phr. 1. 1910s sl. – a phrase of relief used at the end of a working day
phr. 2. 1910s sl. – a phrase used to point up the tedium of daily existence
 
 ANOTHER DAY UP THE QUEEN’S ARSE
phr. 1980s Aust. prison sl. – a day of one’s sentence completed
 
 ANOTHER DOUBLE MUG IS BROKE
phr. 1980s Aust. prison sl. – said when a new misfortune or disaster has occurred
 
 ANOTHER-GATES
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – of a different kind
 
 ANOTHER-GUESS
adj. 1615 arch. – different in kind; of another kind
 
 ANOTHER-KINS
adj. 1876 Eng. dial. – of a different kind
 
 ANOTHER ONE FOR THE VAN
phr. 1920s sl. – another person’s gone mad
 
 ANOTHER PAIR OF SHOES
n. 1868 – something entirely different; quite a different state of things
 
 ANOTHER PUSH AND YOU’D HAVE BEEN A CHINK
phr. 20C sl. – a general insult; the implication (in this context a slur) is that one’s mother was happy to have sex with all races
 
 ANOTHER PUSH AND YOU’D HAVE BEEN A NIGGER
phr. 20C sl. – a general insult; the implication (in this context a slur) is that one’s mother was happy to have sex with all races
 
 ANOTHER-WHEN
adv. B1900 Eng. dial. – another time
 
 ANOTHERY
n. 1963 Aust. sl. – another, esp. another drink of beer
 
 ANPARSIL
n. 1859 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the sign & (ampersand), formerly written at the end of the alphabet in schoolbooks
 
 ANPARSY
n. 1859 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the sign & (ampersand), formerly written at the end of the alphabet in schoolbooks
 
 ANPASTY
n. 1859 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the sign & (ampersand), formerly written at the end of the alphabet in schoolbooks
 
 ANSABLE;  ANSIBLE
adj. 1908 Sc. – heedful, attentive, obedient
 
 ANSE
vb. 1908 Sc. – to heed, to care, to mind, to pay attention to
 
 ANSERINE
adj. 1607 – stupid, foolish, silly
 
 ANSEROUS
adj. 1826 – as stupid as a goose; silly, foolish
 
 ANSHUM-SCRANSHUM
n. 1856 Eng. dial. – bewilderment, confusion, disorder
 
 ANSINE
n. 1. a1200 obs. – a looking for, longing, desire, want 
n. 2. a1200 obs. – a person’s face 
n. 3. a1250  obs. – outward aspect, look, appearance, form 
 
 ANSLAIGHT
n. a1625 obs. – an onslaught, a fierce or destructive attack, an affray 
 
 ANSQUARE
n. c1175 obs. – an answer 
 
• ANSTAND
vb. c1425 obs. – to withstand, to resist 
 
• ANSWER
n. 1. B1900 Ireland – in fishing: a bite 
n. 2. 1922 Amer. dial. – a message 
n. 3. 1995 US sl. – a rap artist’s response to another’s song 
vb. 1. B1900 Ireland – of a fish: to bite
vb. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – to last, to endure
vb. 3. 1979 US sl. – to score soon after an opponent has scored 
 
• ANSWERABLE
adj. 1887 Eng. dial. – durable, lasting
 
• ANSWERAGE
n. 1642 obs. rare – an answering 
 
• ANSWER-BACK
n. 1925 – a rejoinder or repartee
 
• ANSWER LIKE A NORMAN
vb. Bk1922 – to reply evasively
 
• ANSWER NATURE’S CALL
vb. 20C euphemism – to retire to the W.C.; to defecate or urinate
 
• ANSWER SCOTCH FASHION
vb. Bk1921 sl. – to reply by asking another question
 
• ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE
vb. Bk2004 – to go to the bathroom to relieve oneself
 
• ANSWER THE FINAL SUMMONS
vb. L19 – to die 
 
• ANSWER THE LAST CALL
vb. 1915 Amer. dial. – to die
 
• ANSWER THE LAST MUSTER
vb. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – to be killed; to die 
 
• ANSWER THE LAST ROLL
vb. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – to be killed; to die
 
• ANSWER THE LAST ROLL CALL
vb. 1915 Amer. dial. – to die
 
• ANSWER THE LAST ROUND-UP
vb. 1930s sl. – to die
 
• ANSWER THE ROLL CALL
vb. 1915 Amer. dial. – to die 
 
• ANSWER TO A HE-MAN’S PRAYER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman 
 
• ANSWER TO A MAN’S PRAYER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman 
 
• ANSWER TO A SHE-GAL’S DREAM
n. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – a male member of the armed forces
 
• ANSY-PAY
n. 20C Pig Latin for ‘pansy’ – a homosexual male 


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Updated: September 5, 2022