Dictionary: BALM – BAMZ

• BALM
n. M19 sl. – a lie
vb. 1. c1300 arch. – to embalm
vb. 2. 1382 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to smear with something resinous or sticky
vb. 3. 1398 obs. – to anoint with fragrant, soothing, or cleansing oil or other liquid
vb. 4. a1400 arch. – to soothe, to alleviate pain, sorrow, etc.
 
• BAL-MAID
n. Bk1882 Eng. dial. – a girl who works on the surface at a mine
 
• BALMEDEST BALM
n. L19 sl. – the ultimate in soothing
 
• BAL-MAIDEN
n. Bk1882 Eng. dial. – a girl who works on the surface at a mine
 
• BALM-CRICKET
n. 1783 – the cicada
 
• BALMED
adj. Bk2006 US sl. – alcohol intoxicated
 
• BALM FOR GILEAD
n. 1895 Amer. sl. – money
 
• BALM OF GILEAD
n. 1. 1895 Amer. sl. – money
n. 2. 1906 Amer. dial. – illicitly distilled whisky
 
• BALMY
adj. 1. c1500 – delicately and deliciously fragrant
adj. 2. 1604 – deliciously soft and soothing
adj. 3. 1704 – of wind, air, weather: deliciously mild, fragrant, and soothing
adj. 4. 1746 – of healing virtue, medicinally soothing
adj. 5. 1851 sl. – soft, idiotic, weak-minded; insane; crazy; giddy and aloof
adj. 6. 1857 US sl. – drunk
adj. 7. Bk2004 Amer. World War I sl. – nervous, afraid
n. 1. 1887 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton; a soft, weak-minded person
n. 2. 1912 UK sl. – a mad or eccentric person
n. 3. 1940s sl. – a prison wing for disturbed inmates
 
• THE BALMY
n. M19 sl. – sleep
 
• BALMY BREEZE
n. 1960s rhyming sl. – cheese
 
• BALMY IN THE CRUMPET
adj. 1891 Brit. sl. – mad, crazy, idiotic, weak-minded
 
• BALMY ON THE CRUMPET
adj. 1891 – crazy, wrong in the head, mad, idiotic, weak-minded
 
• BALNE
n. 1471 obs. – a (warm) bath
 
• BALNEAL
adj. c1645 – pert. to a (warm) bath, or to bathing
 
• BALNEARY
adj. 1883 – pert. to the bath or bathing 
n. 1646 – a bath or bathing-place; a medicinal spring
 
• BALNEATION
n. 1646 obs. – bathing
 
• BALNEATOR
n. Bk1717 obs. – a bath-keeper
 
• BALNEATORY
adj. 1731 obs. – pert. to a bath
 
• BALNEOGRAPHY
n. Bk1888 – a description of or a treatise upon baths
 
• BALNEOLOGIST
n. 1902 – an expert in balneology
 
• BALNEOLOGY
n. 1883 – the scientific study of bathing and medicinal springs
 
• BALNEOTHERAPY
n. Bk1888 – treatment of disease by baths or medicinal springs
 
• BALNEUM
n. 1652 – a bath; bathing
 
• BALOK
n. 19C Brit. sl. – a testicle
vb. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman
 
• BALONEY
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous
n. 1. 1920 US sl. – an oafish, stupid, or clumsy person; an idiot; a worthless person
n. 2. 1921 Amer. sl. – an inferior prize fighter
n. 3. 1928 sl., orig. US – nonsense
n. 4. 1944 US sl. – a woman of loose morals
n. 5. 1965 Amer. dial. – a poor quality beef animal fit only to make sausage
n. 6. 20C US sl. – the penis
 
• BALONEY-BENDER
n. 1. 1926 Amer. sl. – one who habitually flatters or talks nonsense
n. 2. 1938 US sl. – an Italian
 
• BALONEY PONY
n. Bk2006 US sl. – the penis
 
• BALONUS
n. 1929 Amer. sl. – pretentious nonsense; humbug; foolishness
 
• BALOO
int. 1724 Sc. – a word used in lulling children to sleep; hush!
n. 1. 1611 obs. – a lullaby 
n. 2. 1847 Eng. dial. – an uproar, disturbance
vb. 1924 Sc. – to sing a lullaby 
 
• BALOOEY
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – nonsense
n. 2. 20C sl., orig. US – a worthless, stupid person
 
• BALORE
adj. 1968 Amer. dial. – galore; in abundance
 
• BALOT
n. 1986 US drug culture sl. – opium; heroin
 
• BALOW
int. 1724 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a word used in lulling children to sleep; hush!
n. 1611 obs. – a lullaby
 
• BALSAM
n. 1. 1607 – a healing, soothing agent
n. 2. 17C orig. cant – money
vb. 1855 rare – to embalm
 
• BALSAMATE
adj. 1470 obs. rare – embalmed 
 
• BALSAMATION
n. 1681 – the process of embalming or preserving from putrefaction
 
• BALSAMIC
adj. 1667 – soothing, healing, gently restorative
 
• BALSAM STEAK
n. 1969 Amer. jocular usage – venison having a very gamey taste
 
• BALSCAT
n. Bk1880 Eng. dial. – a shrew; a termagant; a crosspatch; a bad-tempered person
 
• BALSUM
n. 1928 Sc. – a soothing, satisfying abundant drink or meal 
 
• BALT
n. 1949 Aust. sl., derogatory – an immigrant to Australia from the Baltic countries, and Poland and Holland, after World War II
 
• BALTER
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a clot; a coagulated lump
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a tangle; a lump
vb. 1. c1325 obs. – to tumble about; to dance clumsily
vb. 2. 1601 obs. – to form tangled knots or clots; to stick together by coagulation
vb. 3. 1601 obs. – to clot or clog with anything sticky
vb. 4. 1693 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – of hair: to tangle, to ‘mat’
vb. 5. 1873 Eng. dial. – to tread heavily and clumsily; to walk unsteadily, to stumble
vb. 6. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to do anything in a bungling way
 
• BALTERED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – tangled, clogged, matted together
 
• BALTERING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – unsteady, clumsy
 
• BALTERY
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – lumpy, clogged
 
• BALTI
n. 1908 Sc. – a struggle; exertion
 
• BALTIC
adj. Bk2006 US sl. – cold; very cold
 
• BALTIE
n. 1953 Aust. sl., derogatory – an immigrant to Australia from the Baltic countries, and Poland and Holland, after World War II
 
• BALTIMOREAN
n. 1816 – a native or inhabitant of Baltimore
 
• BALTIMORE STEAK
n. Bk1944 services’ sl. – liver
 
• BALTIORAM
n. 1. 1918 Sc. – a scolding
n. 2. 1918 Sc. – a rough entertainment; revelry
n. 3. 1918 Sc. – destruction,  havoc
 
• BALTIORUM
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – riotous proceedings; the boisterous merrymaking which often accompanies a bonfire
 
• BALUKE
n. Bk1942 US sl. – an unpopular person

• BALUM RANCUM
n. L17 sl. – an orgy, literally a dance at which all concerned ‘dance in their birthday suits’
 
• BALWAR
n. Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl. – a barber
 
• BALY
n. Bk1855 obs. – a bailiff
 
• BALZAN
n. 1660 obs. – a horse that has four white feet
 
• BAM
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – suddenly
n. 1. 1762 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a story intended to impose upon the credulous; a hoax or imposition; a trick, a joke
n. 2. 1856 Eng. dial. – a false or deceitful tale
n. 3. 1891 UK sl. – a beggar who fakes physical ills
n. 4. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – fudge, nonsense
n. 5. World War II Amer. sl. – a ‘broad-assed Marine’, i.e. a woman Marine
n. 6. 1959 Sc. colloq. – a foolish, annoying, or obnoxious person; a belligerent or disruptive person; often used as a contemptuous form of address
n. 7. 1959 sl., orig. African-American – a girlfriend, a steady date
n. 8. 1983 UK drug culture sl. – a pill containing both a barbiturate and an amphetamine
n. 9. 1993 UK sl. – a mindlessly violent, stupid person
n. 10. M20 US drug culture sl. – amphetamines
n. 11. 2003 UK drug culture sl. – a central nervous system depressant
vb. 1. 1738 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to hoax, to practice on the credulity of; to deceive, to delude, to impose upon, to play a joke or trick on a person
vb. 2. 1889 Eng. dial. – to browbeat, to bully; to beat, to strike
 
• ‘BAMA
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Alabama 
 
• BAMA;  BAMMA 
n. 1970 sl., chiefly African-American, often derogatory – a person from the rural American South, often characterized as unsophisticated or unfashionable; generally, an unsophisticated or unfashionable person; a rustic
 
• ‘BAMA CHUKKER
n. 1966 Amer. sl. – a rustic or countrified person, esp. one from the South
 
• BAMALAM
n. 1973 US drug culture sl. – marijuana
 
• BAM AND SCRAM
n. Bk2006 US sl. – a hit and run accident
 
• BAMBA
n. 1938 US drug culture sl. – marijuana
 
• BAMBACHE
n. 1944 Amer. dial. – a social gathering at which there is considerable drinking; a drinking spree

• BAMBACLAAT
n. 1. Bk2007 sl. – a male homosexual
n. 2. Bk2007 sl. – a despicable person
 
• BAMBAIZEMENT
n. 1928 Sc. – confusion
 
• BAMBAKACHA RAMBLER
n. 1930s drug culture sl. – a marijuana user
 
• BAMBALACHA
n. 1938 US drug culture sl. – marijuana
 
• BAM-BAM
n. 1. Bk1997 – in bowling: a beginner who lofts the ball onto the lane, making a loud thud
n. 2. 2000 US prison sl. – a psychiatric patient in prison

• BAMBASEED
n. 1. Bk2007 sl. – a male homosexual
n. 2. Bk2007 sl. – a despicable person
 
• BAMBAZE
vb. 1891 Sc. – to confuse, to puzzle
 
• BAMBAZED
adj. 1849 Sc. – puzzled, confused
 
• BAMBER
n. 1989 UK sl. – an intellectual, a brilliant person
 
• BAMBI
n. 1. Bk1997 game show usage – a game show contestant who becomes immobile and speechless in front of the camera 
n. 2. Bk1999 baseball usage – in baseball: a meek or extremely mild-mannered player, manager, or coach
 
• BAMBINO
n. 1. 1761 – a young child, a baby
n. 2. c1920 Amer. sl. – a man, esp. a strong or tough man; a fellow, a guy
n. 3. 1992 US drug culture sl. – an amphetamine or other central nervous system stimulant
 
• BAMBLE
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to shamble, to walk unsteadily
 
• BAMBLER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a person who shambles, or walks unsteadily
 
• BAMBLING
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – clumsy
 
• BAMBLING CHIELD
n. 1825 Sc. – an awkwardly-made, clumsy fellow
 
• BAMBLUSTERATE
vb. 19C sl. – to hoax or confuse in a noisy manner
 
• BAMBLUSTERCATE
vb. 19C sl. – to confuse, bluster or embarrass
 
• BAMBLUSTERCATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted 
 
• BAMBO
n. 1929 Sc. – a rag-doll
 
• BAMBOCHE
n. 1944 Amer. dial. – a social gathering at which there is considerable drinking; a drinking spree
 
• BAMBOO
n. 1920s US criminals’ sl. – an opium pipe; an opium addict
 
• BAMBOO AMERICAN
n. Bk1947 US Army sl. – a serviceman who lives with or marries a native girl
 
• BAMBOO BAKSHEESH
n. M19 sl. – a tip that is accompanied by a blow
 
• BAMBOO CHOW-CHOW
n. M19 sl. – a thrashing
 
• BAMBOO-COOLIE
n. 1800 – one who carries loads suspended on bamboos
 
• BAMBOODLE
vb. 1966 Amer. dial. – to deceive, to confuse
 
• BAMBOOING
n. M19 sl. – a thrashing, a whipping
 
• BAMBOO JUICE
n. World War II Amer. sl. – wine
 
• BAMBOO PUFFER
n. L19 US drug culture sl. – an opium smoker
 
• BAMBOOZE
vb. 1. 1877 Sc. – to puzzle, to confuse
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to abuse; to domineer over, to push about
 
• BAMBOOZLE
vb. 1. 1712 – to confuse, to bewilder
vb. 2. 1884 Eng. dial. – to strike hard, to drive away
vb. 3. 1969 Amer. dial. – to make a hasty departure
vb. 4. Bk2006 US sl. – to steal something
 
• BAMBOOZLED
adj. 19C US sl. – drunk
 
• BAMBOOZLEMENT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewilderment; perplexity
 
• BAMBOOZLER
n. 1702 – one who hoaxes or mystifies by trickery; a trickster; a swindler; a cheat or sharper
 
• BAMBOSH
n. 1865 sl. – deceptive humbug; a hoax, hoaxing; deception
 
• BAMBOZZLE
vb. 1914 Amer. dial. – to cheat
 
• BAMBUS
n. 1. 1908 Sc. – hurry-scurry
n. 2. 1914 Sc. – a state of great uproar and confusion
 
• BAMBUSEL
n. 1908 Sc. – a confused state; great disorder, esp. on account of too great haste
vb. 1908 Sc. – to turn upside down to confuse; to amaze
 
• BAMBY
adv. 1790 Eng. dial. – presently, soon; by-and-by
 
• BA-ME-LAM
n. 1960s US military usage – during the Vietnam war: a man with a voracious sexual appetite; a sexual athlete
 
• BAMF
n. 1824 Sc. – a person with broad, flat, clumsy feet; one who goes about stumping and tossing his feet about
vb. 1824 Sc. – to toss, to tumble about
 
• BAMFER
vb. 1895 Eng. dial. – to worry, to torment
 
• BAMFERING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – tormenting, shrewish
 
• BAMFOOZLE
vb. 1842 Eng. & Amer. dial. – to play tricks upon; to deceive; to humbug; to confuse
 
• BAMFUZZLE
vb. 1950 Amer. dial. – to deceive, to confuse
 
• BAMLET
n. 1929 Sc. – a stroke, a blow
 
• BAMLING
adj. 1825 Sc. – awkward, clumsy, careless
 
• BAMMA
n. 1. 1968 Amer. dial. – a grandmother
n. 2. Bk2006 US sl., derogatory – a rural person, such as someone from Alabama; a hick
 
• BAMMEL
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to knock, to beat; to indulge in horseplay
 
• BAMMELING
adj. Bk1898 Sc. – clumsy, awkward
 
• BAMMER
n. 1997 US students’ sl. – weak, low-grade marijuana
 
• BAMMOCK
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to knock about, to beat down; to strike clumsily
 
• BAMMY
adj. Bk2007 UK sl. – crazy; eccentric
n. 1. 1938 US drug culture sl. – marijuana
n. 2. Bk2007 UK sl. – a crazy or eccentric person
 
• BAMP
n. 2001 UK juvenile sl. – a term of abuse; a generally unlovable person
vb. 1908 Sc. – to harp on the same topic constantly; to nag about the same thing
 
• BAMPA
n. 1982 Amer. dial. – a grandfather
 
• BAMPAW
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a grandfather
 
• BAMPED UP
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – vamped up; mended so as to last for a time
 
• BAMPI
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a grandfather
 
• BAMPOT
n. 1962 Sc. colloq. – a foolish, annoying, or obnoxious person; a belligerent or disruptive person; an eccentric person; often used as a contemptuous form of address
 
• BAMS
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – phosphorescence on the sea
 
• BAMSEY
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a fat, red-faced woman
 
• BAMSIE-MAN
n. 1996 W. Indies – an effeminate man
 
• BAMSTICK
n. 1965 Sc. colloq. – a foolish, annoying, or obnoxious person; a belligerent or disruptive person; often used as a contemptuous form of address


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