Dictionary: AT – ATZ

 ATABLE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – approachable

• AT A CLACK
adv. 1958 – at one time, in one group
 
 AT ADVENTURE
adv. c1420 obs. – at hazard, at randomly, recklessly
 
 AT-AFTER
adv. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – of time: after, afterwards
adv. 2. of 1879 Eng. dial. – place: at the rear, after
prep. 1. 1868 Eng. dial. – of time: after
prep. 2. 1883 Eng. dial. – of place: behind, after
 
 AT A GOOD READY
adj. L19 sl. – thoroughly alert
 
 AT ALL ADVENTURE
adv. 1485 obs. – at random, anyhow; hence, at all hazards, at any risk, whatever may be the consequence; recklessly
 
 AT A LOUSE END
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – in a state of thoughtless, uncontrolled dissipation

AT A LUMP
phr. 1596 obs. – in one mass; in a single piece or quantity
 
 AT AN AMPLISH
adj. Bk1997 Irish sl. – at a loss
 
 AT AN IDLE END
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – in a state of thoughtless, uncontrolled dissipation
 
 AT A RATE OF KNOTS
adv. L19 nautical usage – very fast
 
 ATARI
n. 1993 US sl. – crack cocaine
 
 AT A SNAIL’S GALLOP
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – slowly
 
 AT A STRETCH
adv. 1885 colloq. – continuously; at one and the same time
 
 AT A SWOOP
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – suddenly

• AT A TWITCH
adv. 1528 obs. – in a moment; very quickly, without delay
 
 AT A WHIP
adv. 1550 – suddenly, hastily, briskly

• ATAXIOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of disorder

• ATAXOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of disorder
 
 AT BALLARAT
adj. 1990s Aust. sl. – having an erection
 
 AT BAT
adj. 1. L19 sl. – involved in, occupied by
adj. 2. L19 sl. – taking one’s turn
 
 AT BATE
adj. a1500 obs. – at strife, contending, fighting
 
 AT BUSHEY PARK
adj. E19 sl. – poor, impoverished
 
 A.T.C.
adj. 1944 US military sl. – allergic to combat
 
 ATCH
vb. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to sneeze
vb. 2. 1920s UK tramps’ sl. – to arrest
 
 ATCHKER
vb. 1910s UK tramps’ sl. – to arrest

• AT CUFFS
adj. 1669 – fighting
 
 AT EARS
adj. 1968 Amer. dial. – at odds; in disagreement
 
 AT EASE IN ONE’S INN
adj. 1885 – thoroughly at home and comfortable
 
 AT EBB
adj. 1610 poetic usage – of the eyes: dry
 
 AT EDGE
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – at odds

• ATELOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of imperfection
 
 ATE-MEAT
n. Bk1911 Sc. – an idler who lives upon others
 
 AT ENDS
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – at odds, in disagreement
 
 ATE OUT
adj. 2002 US sl. – of trousers: worn. baggy, saggy

• ATEPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of ruin
 
 ATE-THE-BOLTS
n. 20C Irish sl. – one who is a glutton for work
 
 ATE UP
adj. 1. 1998 US sl. – in the US Air Force: dedicated to service
adj. 2. 1998 US sl. – in the US Army: confused, dim
 
 AT EVERY HAND’S TURN
adv. 1899 Amer. dial. – often, frequently
 
 AT EVERY WHIPSTITCH
adv. 1809 Amer. dial. – frequently; continuously; from time to time
 
 ATE-YOUR-BUN
n. 1990s Irish sl. – a term of abuse 
 
 ATFARES
n. 1880 Sc. – behaviour
 
 AT FULL BELT
adv. 1960s sl. – at full speed
 
 AT FULL TEAR
adv. 1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – in a great hurry or frantic rush
 
 AT FULL THROTTLE
adv. 1973 – at maximum speed 
 
 AT GAZE
adj. 1830 Eng. dial. – staring
 
 AT GUT LEVEL
adv. L19 sl. – instinctively
 
 AT HALF LIGHTS
adv. 1625 – indistinctly, vaguely, dimly
 
 AT HALF-MAST
adj. 1968 Amer. dial. – poorly, unwell
phr. 1940s sl. – in a partially lowered position; used esp. of trousers, or a partial erection of the penis
 
 ATHANASIAN WENCH
n. L18 sl. – a promiscuous young woman; a prostitute
 
 AT HARD-MEAT
adj. 1594 obs. – in close confinement; under strict restraint
 
 ATHART
adv. 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial. – across, crosswise
 
 ATHEL
n. 1857 Sc. – a prince, a noble
 
 ATHENEUM
n. L19 sl. – the penis
 
 ATHENIAN
n. 1970s homosexual sl. – a pederast
 
 ATHER-BILL
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a dragonfly
 
 ATHER-CAP
n. Bk1911 Sc. – the dragonfly
 
 AT HER LAST PRAYERS
phr. L17 sl. – used to typify an old maid
 
 ATHIN
adv. 1869 Eng. dial. – within
prep. 1860 Eng. dial. – within
 
• ATHIRST
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. obs. – thirsty
 
• ATHIRT
adv. 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial. – across, crosswise
prep. 1806 Eng. dial. – of position or motion: across, over
 
• AT HIS LARGESSE
phr. 1375 obs. – at liberty; at one’s own discretion
 
• ATHLETIC FITS
n. 1970 Amer. dial. – delirium tremens
 
• ATHORT
adv. 1785 Sc. – across, crosswise
prep. 1806 Sc. – of position or motion: across, over
 
• ATHOUT
adv. Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – without, outside
conj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – unless
prep. 1860 Eng. dial. – without
 
• ATHRAW
adv. 1808 Sc. – awry
 
• ATHURT
adv. 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial. – across, crosswise, diagonally
prep. 1806 Eng. dial. – of position or motion: across, over
 
• ATHURTENS
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – athwart, across
 
• ATHURT-EYED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – squinting
 
• ATHWART ONE’S HAWSE
adj. 1827 Amer. dial. – across one’s path; in one’s way; interfering
 
• ATICAST
n. 1866 Sc. – one who through physical unfitness and general incapacity is thrust aside, rejected, and possibly ill-treated; a silly, helpless, odd sort of person
 
• ATIFER
n. 1920 Sc. – shame or regret at certain word or act
 
• ATISSHA
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to sneeze
 
• AT IT
adj. 1. L16 sl. – indulging in sexual intercourse
adj. 2. E17 sl. – fighting
adj. 3. 18C sl. – involved in something illegal or bad
adj. 4. 19C sl. – kissing and cuddling
adj. 5. M19 sl. – drinking heavily
adj. 6. L19 sl. – involved in an argument; emotionally moved
adj. 7. 1920s sl. – teasing, provoking
 
• AT JAR
adj. 1552 – at discord; in a state of dissension or variance
 
• ATKINS
n. L19 sl. – a typical private solder in the British army
 
• ATLANTIC RANGER
n. B1883 Eng. sl. – a herring
 
• AT LARGE
adj. 1643 rare – in the open sea
 
• ATLAS
n. 1. 1980s US prison sl. – a very strong prisoner
n. 2. 1980s US prison sl. – a prisoner who attempts to carry out everything unaided
 
• AT LATTER LAMMAS
phr. 1567 humorous usage – never
 
• AT LIBERTY
adj. 20C Amer. sl. – unemployed
 
• AT LIQUOR
adj. 1936 Amer. dial. – drinking
 
• AT LOGGERHEADS
adj. 1775 Amer. dial. – in strong disagreement or conflict, at odds, engaged in bickerings or disputes
 
 AT LONG
adv. 1820 Sc. – finally
 
 AT LONG AND AT LAST
adv. 1892 Sc. – in the end
 
 AT LOW WATER
adj. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – short of funds
 
 ATM
n. 1997 US sl. – a generous person
 
 AT-ME
n. 1963 Amer. dial. – a marbles game played by shooting at the opponent’s marble, his shooter, no boundaries
 
 ATMOS
n. 1990s sl., orig. US teen – atmosphere or ambience; used in a positive fashion
 
 AT NESTLE
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – restless, fidgety, in a state of excitement or uneasiness
 
 AT NUMBER ONE LONDON
phr. 19C Brit. sl. – experiencing the menses
 
 AT NURSE
phr. L18 sl. – for a person to be in the hands of (dishonest) trustees
 
 ATO
adv. Bk1898 Sc. – of motion: to, towards
 
 AT ODDS
adj. 1548 obs. – unequal, different
 
 ATOM
n. 1633 – any very small object; a small person or thing
 
 ATOM BOMB
n. 1969 US sl. – marijuana combined in a cigarette with cocaine, heroin, or opium
 
 ATOM-BOMBO
n. 1940s Aust. sl. – strong, cheap wine
 
 ATOMIC
adj. 1. 1809 – like atoms in size, minute, tiny
adj. 2. Bk1942 US sl. – excellent, ‘super’
adj. 3. 1971 US sl. – of a drug: very powerful
n. 1953 US sl. – a cigar-sized marijuana cigarette
 
 ATOMIC ATMOSPHERE
n. 1980s US college sl. – the stink created by someone’s having recently broken wind
 
 ATOMIC BOMB
n. Bk1942 US sl. – an admirable or attractive female
 
 ATOMIC COCKTAIL
n. 1. 1945 colloq. – a strong alcoholic cocktail, esp. one which is given a theme relating to nuclear weapons or energy
n. 2. 1949 US medical sl. – a liquid oral medication containing a radioactive isotope
 
 ATOMIC WEDGIE
n. Bk2006 US sl. – an instance of pulling someone’s underpants up very tightly from the rear, so that the cloth is pulled between the victim’s buttocks; a severe wedgie
 
 ATOMIZE
vb. 1645 – to diminish in size or importance
 
 ATOMIZED
adj. 1950s US sl. – drunk
 
 ATOMY
n. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – a skeleton
n. 2. 1834 Eng. dial. – a very thin, emaciated person or animal, a ‘bag of bones’
n. 3. 1876 Eng. dial. – a small portion; a particle of anything previously of larger bulk
n. 4. 1883 Eng. dial. – a term of contempt for a man
 
 AT ONE CLATTER
adv. 1906 Amer. dial. – at one time
 
 AT ONE JUMP
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – suddenly
 
 AT ONE’S EASE
adj. 20C colloq. – intoxicated with alcohol
 
 AT ONESELF
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – in good health
 
 AT ONE SHOT
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly
 
 AT ONE’S LARGE
adj. c1384 obs. – at liberty

AT ONE’S LURE
phr. 1599 obs. – at one’s command, under one’s control

• AT ONE’S RIGHT
adv. a1425 obs. rare – fully, completely
 
 ATOO
adv. Bk1898 Sc. – of motion: to, towards
 
 ATOP MT. SHASTA
adj. 1930s US drugs sl. – addicted to narcotics
 
 ATORT
prep. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – towards, in the direction of
 
 ATOWARDS
prep. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – approaching to, close upon
prep. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – in aid of, in contribution to 
prep. 3Bk1898 Eng. dial. – towards, in the direction of 
 
 AT-OWER
adv. 1. 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. – of quantity, degree: over and above, beyond, besides
adv. 2. 1891 Sc. – of place: at a distance, away
prep. 1. 1724 Sc. & Eng. dial. – of position or motion: across, over
prep. 2. Bk1898 Sc. – in spite of
 
 A-TOWN
n. 1995 US sl. – Atlanta, Georgia
 
 A TO Z
n. 20C Brit. rhyming sl. – a shed
 
 AT RACK AND MANGER
phr. c1380 – in the midst of abundance or plenty, wanting for nothing
 
 A TRAIN
n. 1975 US drugs sl. – any central nervous depressant
 
 AT RANGE
adv. c1450 obs. – at random
 
 AT REST
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – tipsy, drunk
 
 ATROCIOUS
adj. 1. 1669 obs. – excessively and wantonly cruel; heinously wicked
adj. 2. 1733 obs. – stern, terrible, fierce; extremely violent
adj. 3. 1885 colloq. – very bad, shocking, execrable
 
 ATROCITY
n. 1. 1534 – savage enormity; horrible or heinous wickedness
n. 2. 1641 arch. – fierceness, sternness, implacability
n. 3. 1878 colloq. – a very bad blunder, violation of good taste or manners, etc.
 
 ATROUS
adj. 1830 rare – very black; jet-black
 
 AT RUG
phr. E19 sl. – asleep, in bed
 
 ATRY
adj. 1. 1742 Sc. – of persons: irritable, fretful, grim, ill-tempered
adj. 2. 1742 Sc. – of a sore: purulent
 
 ATS
n. 1941 Brit. sl. – a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, a British army corps consisting of women
 
 AT SEA
adj. 1768 – confused, bewildered
 
 ATSET
n. Bk1898 Sc. – the turn of the tide, when the ebb begins
 
 ATSHITSHI
n. 1977 S. Africa sl. – marijuana
 
 AT SINGLE HAND
adj. 1607 obs. – single-handed, unaided
 
 AT SIX AND SEVEN
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl.-  bewildered; confused; muddled
 
 AT SIXES AND SEVENS
adj. 1670 – confused, bewildered; muddled; also denotes disorganization or disorder
 
 AT SPARROW CROW
phr. 1940s Aust. sl. – at dawn
 
 AT SPARROW’S FART
phr. L19 sl. – at dawn, early in the morning
 
 AT SPOONS WITH
adj. M19 sl. – sentimentally in love with
 
 AT STAINES
phr. E19 sl. – in financial difficulties
 
 ATSTEAD
adv. 1889 Eng. dial. – instead
 
 ATSUI
adj. 1972 Hawaii – hot

• AT SWORDS DRAWN
adj. 1890 – at the point of fighting or quarrelling; in a state of open hostility

• AT SWORDS’ POINTS
adj. 1895 – in a state of open hostility
 
 ATSY
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – confused
 
 ​ATTABABES!
int. 20C sl. – an exclamation of admiration and encouragement
 
 ATTABABY!
int. 20C sl. – an exclamation of admiration and encouragement
 
 ATTABOY
int. c1910 Amer. sl. – an expression of approval for deserving behaviour or a successful performance
n. 1. 1970 US sl. – praise, esp. from a boss
n. 2. 1975 US military & police sl. – a commendation
n. 3. Bk2004 Amer., World War I usage – an American soldier
 
 ATTABOY LANGUAGE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – slang (Attaboy = American soldier)
 
 ATTACK
n. E19 sl. – the moment of starting a meal or dish
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to undertake
 
 ATTACK OF THE SLOWS
n. 1951 US sl. – in horse racing: an imaginary illness that plagues a horse midway through a race
 
 ATTACK OF THE WEEK’S END
n. L19 sl. – the poverty that comes after one’s weekly wages have run out
 
 ATTACK OF THE MONTH’S END
n. L19 sl. – the poverty that comes after one’s monthly wages have run out
 
 ATTAGIRL!
int. c1910 Amer. sl. – an expression of approval for deserving behaviour or a successful performance 
 
 ATTAMIE
n. 1790 Sc. – a skeleton
 
 ATTEDIATE
vb. 1603 obs. rare – to be tedious to; to tire, to weary, to exhaust

• ATTEDIATION
n. 1485 obs. rare  – the act of wearying or the fact of being wearied
 
 ATTEND BLANKET CLASS
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to go to bed
 
 ATTENSH
n. 1930s sl. – attention
 
 ATTENT
n. a1250 obs. – purpose, intention
 
 ATTENTIONAL
adj. 1901 – pert. to attention
 
 ATTER
n. 1. 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial. – morbid matter from an ulcer or wound
n. 2. Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial. – poison, venom
n. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a scab, a dry sore
n. 4. 1907 Sc. – ill nature, quarrelsomeness
vb. 1. 1896 Eng. dial. – to venom, to sting
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to discharge, as a sore; hence, to clot, to curdle, to cake
vb. 3. 1929 Sc. – to desire, to long after, to crave
 
 ATTERCAP
n. 1. 1808 Sc. – a spider
n. 2. 1822 Sc. & Eng. dial. – an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person
n. 3. 1929 Sc. – a half-fool; one who acts in a silly fashion
 
 ATTERCOB
n. 1742 Eng. dial. – a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person
 
 ATTERCOP
n. 1. c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a spider
n. 2. c1505 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a peevish, ill-natured person; one of a malignant disposition
n. 3. 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a small, insignificant person
n. 4. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a spider’s web
n. 5. 19C Eng. dial. – the ant
 
 ATTERCOP-WEB
n. 1785 Eng. dial. – a spider’s web
 
 ATTERIL
n. 1. 1889 Eng. dial. – a shapeless, dirty, or entangled mass; a complete wreck
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a scar with a rough surface
n. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – poisonous matter from an ulcer or wound
 
 ATTERING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – poisonous
 
 ATTERLING
n. c1430 obs. – a venomous, malignant person; a shrew
 
 ATTERMITE
n. 1. 1864 Eng. dial. – an ill-tempered, spiteful person
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – one who resembles his parents
 
 ATTERN
adj. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – of persons: cruel, fierce; ill-natured
adj. 2. 1790 Eng. dial. – venomous
 
 ATTERN-TEMPER
n. 1854 Eng. dial. – irritating, malignant temper
 
 ATTERY
adj. 1. 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. – of persons: irritable, fretful, grim, ill-tempered
adj. 2. 1808 Sc. & Eng. dial. – of a sore: purulent
adj. 3. 1899 Sc. – of weather, wind, etc.: stormy, bitter, cold and unpleasant
adj. 4. 1929 Sc. – of looks or appearance: grim, stern;; angry, stormy; forbidding
 
 AT THE BUSH
phr. E19 sl. – in financial difficulties
 
 AT THE CREEP
adj. 1928 sl., orig. US – engaged in stealthy robbery
 
• AT THE DEATH
phr. 20C sl. – in the end, in conclusion
 
• AT THE DOUBLE
adv. 1865 colloq. – rapidly
 
• AT THE DROP OF A HAT
adv. 1854 colloq., orig. US – promptly, without hesitation
 
• AT THE EDGE OF A TIME
adv. 1898 Sc. – from time to time, occasionally
 
• AT THE END OF ONE’S ROPE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – fatally ill
 
• AT THE END OF ONE’S ROW
phr. 1904 Amer. dial. – at the limit of one’s patience or endurance

• AT THE FATCH
phr. Bk1900 Sc. – toiling, drudging
 
• AT THE FIRST BRUSH
adv. 1815 – at the first encounter or meeting
 
• AT THE GAYNESTE
adv. 1399 obs. – at random
 
• AT THE LARGE
adj. a1400 obs. – at the utmost
 
• AT THE LARGIEST
adv. 1535 obs. – in the fullest manner
 
• AT THE LAST CAST
phr. c1449 obs. – in extremities, near to death or ruin
 
• AT THE LONG LENGTH
adv. 1866 Eng. dial. – at last 
 
• AT THE MICKS
phr. 1960s sl. – causing trouble
 
• AT THE MIX
phr. 1960s sl. – causing trouble
 
• AT THE OUTS
phr. L19 sl. – arguing or angry with someone
 
• AT THE OUTSIDE
phr. M19 sl. – at the limit, to the fullest extent
 
• AT THE PINCH
phr. L18 sl. – working as a thief, esp. petty theft from shops carried out during a purchase, giving short change or passing counterfeit money in exchange for goods

• AT THE PUSH-UP
adj. 1910s Aust. sl. – working as a pickpocket
 
• AT THE RACES
phr. 1. 2003 Irish sl. – unsuccessful, uncompetitive
phr. 2. 20C sl. – working as a street-walker
 
• AT THE SIGN OF THE HORN
phr. L17 colloq. – suffering cuckoldry
 
• AT THE SIGN OF THE MOON
phr. 1613 obs. – in the open air by night
 
• AT THE SOUND OF THE GUN
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly
 
• AT THE TOP OF THE HOUSE
adj. L17 sl. – very angry
 
• AT THE WHITLEATHER AGE
phr. 1952 Amer. dial. – at the stage or age of an old maid, tough and unmarriageable
 
• AT THIEVES’ LAW
adv. Bk1908 obs. – after the manner of thieves
 
 ATTIC
n. 1. 1823 Amer. sl. – the head; mind, memory
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – the upper balcony in a theatre
n. 3. 1992 US sl. – a drug addict
 
 ATTIC HAND
n. 1954 US sl. – in oil drilling: a worker who handles the drill pipe
 
 ATTICQUATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – antiquated, related to the attic
 
 ATTIC STOREY
n. Bk1894 – the head
 
 ATTIC TO LET
adj. M19 sl. – unhinged, insane, crazy
 
 ATTIFER
n. 1914 Sc. – demeanour, behaviour, manners
 
 ATTIKAST
n. 1908 Sc. – an odd, foolish, and helpless person
 
 AT TIMES AND AGAIN
adv. 1864 – at various times, occasionally
 
 ATTITUDE
n. 1. 1950 Amer. dial. – of the wind: direction, disposition
n. 2. 1962 sl., orig. US – truculent or aggressively defiant temperament or demeanour; a hostile or haughty attitude; assertive spirit; hence, a cold reception, hostility, anger, etc.
n. 3. 1970 Amer. dial. – of persons: a haughty manner
phr. 1980s sl. – a comment made to a person who is seen as displaying attitude
 
 ATTITUDE-ADJUSTER
n. Bk2006 US sl. – a police officer’s nightstick; any club
 
 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
n. 1. 20C teen & high school sl. – a high on drugs or alcohol
n. 2. 2000s US prison sl. – the administration of mood-altering drugs to a prisoner seen as disruptive; the physical subjugation of such a prisoner
 
 ATTITUDE ARREST
n. 1992 US sl. – an arrest motivated by the subject’s lack of respect towards the arresting police officer
 
 ATTITUDE TEST
n. 1984 US sl. – the extremely subjective criteria used by a traffic police officer in deciding whether to issue a traffic ticket or let the offending driver off with a warning
 
 ATTLEBOROUGH
n. B1890 Eng. sl. – cheap or sham jewellery
 
 ATTO
adv. Bk1898 Sc. – of motion: to, towards
 
 ATTORNEY
n. E19 sl. – a grilled and devilled goose or turkey drumstick
 
 ATTOXICATED
adj. 1604 obs. rare – intoxicated
 
 ATTRACT
vb. 1. 1593 obs. – to take in and consider
vb. 2. 1891 euphemism – to steal
 
 ATTRAMITE
n. 1864 Eng. dial. – an ill-tempered, spiteful person
 
 ATTRIE
adj. 1. Bk1898 Sc. – of a sore: purulent
adj. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – irascible
 
 ATTRIL
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a shapeless, dirty, or entangled mass; a complete wreck
 
 ATTRIST
vb.1680 obs. – to make sad, to sadden
 
 ATTRITE
vb.1956 sl., orig. US – to wear down or erode resources, morale, etc. by unrelenting attack
 
 ATTWOOD
n. 1894 Eng. dial. – a foolish fellow; a stupid person; a blockhead; a simpleton
 
 AT-UNDER
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – in subjection, under control
 
 ATWEEL
adv. 1816 Sc. & Ireland – truly, indeed, assuredly, of course
 
 ATWEESH
prep. 1768 Sc. – between
 
 ATWEESH AND ATWEEN
phr. Bk1898 Sc. – only indifferently well in respect of health
 
 ATWINE
adv. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – twisted, askew, awry, zigzag
 
 ATWIST
adv. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – at cross purposes, at strife
adv. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – twisted, awry, tangled
 
 ATWIXT
prep. 1860 Eng. dial. – between
 
 ATWIXT AND ATWEEN
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – shuffling, full of excuses
adv. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – between
 
 ATWOOD
n. 20C Can. teen & high school sl. – a ‘wedgie’ in one’s underwear


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