Dictionary: BEU – BIC

• BEUCH
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a person
 
• BEUGH
n. 1859 Eng. dial. – a branch or bough of a tree
 
• BE UH-UH
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to be friends with
 
• BE UNCO
vb. Bk1905 Sc. – to feel oneself a stranger
 
• BE UNDER FULL STEAM
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to go at full speed
 
• BE UNDER THE DAISY-MORES
vb. 1893 Eng. dial. – to be under the ground, to be buried  
 
• BE UP CACK STREET
vb. 20C Brit. sl. – to be in trouble
 
• BE UP HER LIKE A RAT UP A DRAINPIPE
phr. 1960s sl., orig. Aust. – the assumption that a woman will be freely, easily and speedily sexually available to the speaker
 
• BE UP HER LIKE A RAT UP A RHODODENDRON
phr. 1960s sl., orig. Aust. – the assumption that a woman will be freely, easily and speedily sexually available to the speaker
 
• BE UP IN THE RALS
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to be in a great passion
 
• BE UPON THEIR JACKS
vb. Bk1896 sl. – to have an advantage
 
• BE UPON VELVET
vb. 1785 – to have an advantage
 
• BE-U-TIFUL
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – resplendently beautiful; gorgeous
 
• BEVAAR
vb. Bk1898 Sc. – to protect, to guard
 
• BE VAST AGAINST ANYONE
vb. Bk1905 N. Ireland – to be very much opposed to anyone
 
• BEVEL
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – aslant, not straight
n. 1. 1715 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a strong push; a staggering blow
n. 2. 1869 Eng. dial. – a slope, a declivity
vb. Bk1898 Sc. – to fit, to apply, to suit
 
• BEVELLING
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a beating
 
• BEVER
n. 1. E16 now chiefly colloq. & Eng. dial. – light refreshment between meals; a snack
n. 2. 1851 Eng. dial. – any drink
n. 3. 1854 Eng. dial. – a shiver, a tremor; a state of trembling
n. 4. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the quivering of the under-lip, which precedes crying
vb. 1. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to shake, to quiver, to tremble, esp. with cold or fear
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – of cold: to shrivel up, to pinch
vb. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – of the lips or chin; to quiver, to tremble
 
• BEVERAGE
n. 1. 1870 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a fine, either in money, drink, or kisses, demanded of anyone on the first wearing of new clothes; esp. used in the phrase “to pay beverage”
n. 2. Bk2007 sl. – alcohol
 
• BEVERING
adj. 1863 Eng. dial. – trembling, quivering, shaking
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the quivering of an infant’s under-jaw when yawning
 
• BEVERLEY CROP
n. 1890 Eng. dial. – close-cropped hair
 
• BEVER-TIME
n. 1859 Eng. dial. – an interval allowed for refreshment, in the morning and afternoon
 
• BEVERY
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – shivery, tremulous
 
• BEVIE
n. 1. 1889 Brit. sl. – a drink; usually applied specifically to a drink of beer
n. 2Bk1911 Sc. – a jog, a push
n. 3. Bk1911 Sc. – a large fire
vb. 1934 Brit. sl. – to drink alcohol
 
• BEVIL
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to manage, to arrange
 
• BEVIS
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to jump about; to stagger; to walk unsteadily
 
• BEVISH
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – unnecessary fuss or show; uncalled-for energy
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to jump about; to stagger; to walk unsteadily
 
• BEVISING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – leaping, jumping
 
• BEVVER
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to quiver
 
• BEVVIED
adj. 1960 sl. – drunk
 
• BEVVY;  BEVY
n. 1889 sl. – a drink, esp. of beer or other alcoholic liquor
vb. 1934 sl. – to drink, esp. beer or other alcoholic liquor
 
• BEW
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to bend, to twist
 
• BEWATTLED
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. – confused, distressed, bewildered, stupid
int. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an exclamation of anger or vexation
 
• BEWAVE
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to lay wait for; to overcome by mean stratagem
 
• BEWCASTLE
n. 1883 Eng. dial. – a term of reproach
 
• BEWEEP
vb. 1898 Eng. dial. – to bewail
 
• BEWER
n. E19 sl., orig. tramps’ usage – a woman, esp. one seen as sexually appealing and/or of loose character
 
• BEWEST
adv. Bk1911 Sc. – to the west of  
 
• BEWRAY
vb. 1678 Eng. dial. – to defile with ordure, to dirty
 
• BEWHAPPED
adj. c1320 obs. – utterly confounded; bewildered, amazed, astonished
 
• BEWHATLED
adj. 1641 obs. rare – bewildered, out of one’s wits
 
• BEWHIVERED
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. – bewildered, confounded
 
• BEWIDDIED
adj. 1822 Sc. – bewildered; deranged
 
• BEWILDERED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – drunk
 
• BEWILL
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to cause to go astray  
 
• BE WILLING TO GIVE ONE’S EARS
vb. 1883 – to be ready to make any sacrifice
 
• BEWITCHED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – drunk
 
• BEWITCHER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman
 
• BEWITCHTRESS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an attractive young woman
 
• BEWITH
n. 1724 Sc. – a temporary substitute, a makeshift
 
• BEWIVERED
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. – bewildered, confounded
 
• BE WORN TO THE BACK-HALF
vb. 1825 Sc. – to be nearly worn out
 
• BE WORTH A PLUM
vb. c1710 colloq. – to be rich
 
• BE WORTH ONE’S CORN
vb. M19 colloq., orig. farmers’ usage – to be worth one’s wages, one’s keep
 
• BEWOTTLE
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to confuse or render light-headed
 
• BE WRAPPED IN HIS MOTHER’S SMOCK
vb. 18C – to be born lucky
 
• BEWRAYED
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. – seized with a foolish fit of talking
 
• BEWREAK
vb. 1422-61 obs. – to revenge
 
• BE WRONG IN ONE’S GARRET
vb. 1869 sl. – to be foolish or wanting in intellect, or suffering from temporary delirium
 
• BEY
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a room of a cottage or house  
 
• BEYOND ONE’S DEPTH
phr. 1623 – beyond the range of one’s competence or understanding
 
• BEYOND THE BEYOND
adj. Bk1898 N. Ireland – unexpected, incredible, out of the way
n. Bk1898 N. Ireland – a very out-of-the-way place
 
• BEYONT
adv. Bk1911 Sc. – beyond, yonder  
 
• BEYON’-THE-BEYONT
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – quite incredible; quite out of the way
 
• BE YOUR AGE!
int. 1920s sl., orig. US – a term of contempt based on condemning someone who the speaker considers is acting childishly
 
• BEYSAND
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – quite at a loss; benumbed; stupefied  
 
• BEYURN
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to raise
 
• BEYZLESS
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – extreme  
adv. Bk1911 Sc. – extremely  
 
• BEZLE
vb. Bk1911 Sc. – to talk ignorantly or at random  
 
• BEZOM-HEAD
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a foolish, stupid person
 
• BEZONIAN
n. 1. 1592 obs. – a raw recruit
n. 2. 1592 obs. – as a term of contempt: a needy beggar, a poor wretch; a base fellow, a mean, low person; a knave,  a rascal, a scoundrel
 
• BEZONTER ME!
int. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – an expletive denoting surprise
 
• BEZOOMS
n. 1928 sl., orig. US – breasts

• BEZZ; BEZZIE
n. 1980s UK sl. – a cloddish, unsophisticated person
 
• BEZZLE
vb. 1. 1703 Eng. dial. – to waste, to squander; also, to embezzle
vb. 2. 1746 Eng. dial. – to drink immoderately; occasionally, to be gluttonous
vb. 3. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to slope, to bevel
 
• BEZZLED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – drunk, besotted with drink
 
• BEZZLER
n. 1. 1886 Eng. dial. – a drunkard
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – anything very large of its kind
 
• BEZZLING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – gluttonous, intemperate
 
• B.F.
n. 1. 1920s US college sl. – a boyfriend  
n. 2. 1925 sl., orig. Brit. services’ usage – a foolish person, a ‘bloody fool’
n. 3. 1930s sl. – a pimp
n. 4. 1970s US homosexual sl. – in a lesbian couple: the ‘male’
vb. 1. 1960s US sl. – to subject to anal intercourse
vb. 2. 1970s sl. – to treat unfairly; to cheat; to deceive
vb. 3. 1980s US sl. – to injure
 
• B.F.A.
n. 1980s US college sl. – somewhere very far away (Butt Fucking Africa)
 
• B.F.D.!
int. 1960s US sl. – so what! I should care less! (Big Fucking Deal)
 
• B.F.E.
n. 1980s US college sl. – somewhere very far away (Butt Fucking Egypt)  
 
• B FLAT
n. 1853 – a bug; a bedbug
 
• B.G.
n. 1980s sl., orig. African-American & teen sl. – a Baby Gangster, one who is a member of a gang, but has yet to shoot or kill anyone
phr. Bk1944 services’ sl. – before girls enlisted and complicated the army
 
• B-GIRL
n. 1. 1930s sl., orig. US – a part-time prostitute, who frequents bars and uses them as a base for soliciting
n. 2. 1936 US sl. – a woman employed to encourage customers to buy drinks in a bar
n. 3. 1960s US homosexual sl. – a homosexual who frequents bars and uses them as a base for soliciting  
n. 4. 1980s African-American sl. – a Black female teenager, focused on rap music and the ghetto street lifestyle  
 
• B-HEAD
n. 1950s drug culture sl. – a user of Benzedrine
 
• B’HOY
n. 1846 US – a rough or rowdy  
 
• BI
adj. 1956 sl. – bisexual
 
• BIAS
adv. 1. E17 obs. – off the straight, awry
adv. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – very  
n. 1892 Eng. dial. – accustomed place or direction; also, usual procedure or habit
 
• BIB
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a small drink; a sip; a small quantity of food
n. 2. Bk1911 Sc. – the stomach  
vb. 1781 Eng. dial. – to drink continuously, but in small quantities; to tipple
 
• BIBACIOUS
adj. L17 – given to drinking
 
• BIBACITY
n. L16 – addiction to drinking, tippling
 
• BIB-ALL-NIGHT
n. 1612 colloq. – a heavy drinker, a drunkard, a confirmed toper
 
• BIB AND TUCKER
n. 1890 Eng. dial. – smart, holiday clothes
 
• BIBATION
n. M19 – tippling; a drinking bout
 
• BIBBED
adj. 1876 Eng. dial. – dressed up, decked out
 
• BIBBED UP
adj. 1876 Eng. dial. – dressed up, decked out
 
• BIBBER
n. 1. M16 – a tippler
n. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a tremor, a state of trembling
vb. 1790 Eng. dial. – to tremble, to shake
 
• BIBBERING
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – quaking, trembling
 
• BIBBLE
n. 1. 1895 Eng. dial. – a pebble, stone, fossil
n. 2. 19C Sc. & Eng. dial. – nonsense
n. 3. 19C Eng. dial. – tipple, drink, beverage
vb. 1. a1529 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to drink frequently, to tipple
vb. 2. 1552 – to eat like a duck, gathering up food and water together
vb. 3. 19C Sc. & Eng. dial. – to shed tears; to cry and sob; to snivel
 
• BIBBLE-BABBLE
n. M16 – idle talk, prating
vb. 1888 – to indulge in idle talk
 
• BIBBLER
n. M16 – a tippler
 
• BIBBLES
n. 1. 19C Sc. – mucus from the nose
n. 2. 19C Irish – nonsensical talk
 
• BIBBLIE
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – snotty; blubbering  
 
• BIBBLIE-GAUGER
n. 1881 Sc. – the nose
 
• BIBBLIN
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a nearly fledged chick of any bird
 
• BIBBLING
adj. 1867 Eng. dial. – drinking
 
• BIBELOT
n. L19 – a small curio or artistic trinket

• BIBFUL
n. Bk1975 US sl. – a lot of talk, esp. by one person, and specifically, gossip or talk about personal subjects
 
• BIBITION
n. L15 – drinking; a bout of drinking
 
• BIBITORY
adj. 1696 rare – pertaining to drinking or tippling
 
• BIBLE
n. 1. Bk1911 Sc.  – a book of any kind
n. 2. 1920s African-American sl. – the truth
n. 3. Bk1944 services’ sl. – the Army Field Manual
vb. 1859 Winchester School sl. – to administer a flogging
 
• BIBLE-BACK
n. 1890 Eng. & Amer. dial. – a hump-backed or round-shouldered person
 
• BIBLE-BACKED
adj. 1857 – hump-backed or round-shouldered
 
• BIBLE-BANGER
n. 1885 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ – a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. an evangelical member of the clergy; an enthusiastically religious person
 
• BIBLE-BANGING
adj. 20C colloq. – aggressively expounding or following the Bible
 
• BIBLE-BASHER
n. 1885 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ – a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. an evangelical member of the clergy; an enthusiastically religious person
 
• BIBLE-BASHING
adj. 20C colloq. – aggressively expounding or following the Bible
 
• BIBLE-OATH
n. 1836 Eng. dial. – a very solemn oath
 
• BIBLE-POUNDER
n. 1889 colloq. – a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. an evangelical member of the clergy
 
• BIBLE-POUNDING
adj. 1951 colloq. – aggressively expounding or following the Bible
 
• BIBLE-PUNCHER
n. 1889 colloq. – a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. an evangelical member of the clergy
 
• BIBLE-PUNCHING
adj. 1951 colloq. – aggressively expounding or following the Bible
 
• BIBLER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a great Bible reader
 
• BIBLE-SCANT
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – neglected in a religious sense
 
• BIBLE-THUMPER
n. 1889 colloq. – a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. an evangelical member of the clergy
 
• BIBLE-THUMPING
adj. 1951 colloq. – aggressively expounding or following the Bible
 
• BIBLE-TRUTH
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – God’s truth
 
• BIBLIOGRAPH
n. E19 rare – a bibliographer
vb. M20 – to compile a bibliography of; to provide with a bibliography
 
• BIBLIOGRAPHER
n. 1. M17 obs. – a writer of books; a copyist
n. 2. L18 – a practitioner of bibliography
 
• BIBLIOGRAPHIZE
vb. E19 – to compile a bibliography of
 
• BIBLIOGRAPHY
n. 1. L17 obs. – the writing of books
n. 2. E19 – a list of books of a particular author, printer, etc.; a list of works consulted in a scholarly work; a reading list
n. 3. E19 – the history or systematic description of books
 
• BIBLIOKLEPT
n. L19 – a book thief
 
• BIBLIOLATRY
n. M18 – extravagant admiration of a book or for books
 
• BIBLIOLOGY
n. E19 – the branch of knowledge dealing with books, book-lore, bibliography
 
• BIBLIOMANCY
n. M18 – divination by books; divination by verses of the Bible
 
• BIBLIOMANE
n. a1824 – one who has a passion for collecting and possessing books
 
• BIBLIOMANIA
n. M18 – a passion for the collecting and possession of books
 
• BIBLIOMANIAC
adj. E19 – given to bibliomania
n. E19 – a person afflicted with bibliomania
 
• BIBLIOPEGY
n. L19 – bookbinding as a fine art
 
• BIBLIOPHIL;  BIBLIOPHILE
n. E19 – a lover of books; a book collector
 
• BIBLIOPHILIST
n. 1819 – a lover of books
 
• BIBLIOPHILY
n. L19 – love of books
 
• BIBLIOPOLE
n. L18 – a dealer in books, esp. rare books
 
• BIBLIOPOLIST
n. 1541 – a dealer in books, esp. rare books; a bookseller
 
• BIBLIOPOLY
n. M19 – bookselling
 
• BIBLIOTHEC
adj. M17 – belonging to a library or librarian
n. M17 – a librarian
 
• BIBLIOTHECA
n. 1. OE obs. – the Bible
n. 2. E19 – a collection of books; a library; a bibliographer’s catalogue
 
• BIBLIOTHECAL
adj. E19 – belonging to a library
 
• BIBLIOTHECAR
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a librarian  
 
• BIBLIOTHECARY
n. 1. L16 obs. – a library
n. 2. E17 – a librarian
 
• BIBLIOTHECK
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a library  
 
• BIBLIOTHÈQUE
n. M16 – a library
 
• BIBLIOTHERAPY
n. E20 – the use of reading matter for therapeutic purposes
 
• BIBLIOTHETIC
adj. 1901 – relating to the placing and arrangement of books on the shelves of a library
 
• BIBLOPHILIC
adj. L19 – pert. to bibliophiles or bibliophily
 
• BIBSTER
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. obs. – a seller of ale
 
• BIBULATE
vb. 1767 – to bibble or tipple
 
• BIBULOSITY
n. 1901 – addictedness to tippling
 
• BIBULOUS
adj. 1. L17 – absorbent of moisture
adj. 2. E19 – relating to drink
adj. 3. M19 – given to drinking alcoholic liquors
 
• BIBULOUSNESS
n. 1844 – addictedness to tippling  
 
• BIC
vb. 1980 US military in Vietnam usage – to understand
 
• BICHO
n. 1967 US sl. – the penis (Spanish)
 
• BICK
n. Bk1911 Sc. – a sluttish woman  
vb. 1. Bk1898 Sc. – to leave alone
vb. 2. Bk1898 Sc. – to pat gently
 
• BICKER
n. 1. 1785 Sc. – a quick movement; the noise caused by a succession of rapid strokes
n. 2. 1824 Sc. – a skirmish, a fight; a scrimmage
n. 3. Bk1911 Sc. – a wooden beaker or drinking cup; a porridge dish; a bowl  
vb. 1. 1789 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to move quickly; of a stream: to ripple, to flow
vb. 2. 1827 Sc. – to attack with repeated strokes, to pelt with stones; to strike repeatedly
vb. 3. Bk1911 Sc. – to indulge in rough or indelicate horseplay  
vb. 4. Bk1911 Sc. – to move quickly and noisily  
 
• BICKER-CUT
n. Bk1911 Sc. – hair-cutting by means of a bowl placed on the head  
 
• BICKERING
adj. 1865 Sc. – hurrying, rushing
 
• BICKNING
n. 1888 Eng. dial. – a beacon, the summit of a hill
 
• BICKY
n. 1. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the game of hide and seek
n. 2. E20 – a child’s word for a biscuit
vb. 1887 Eng. dial. – in the game of hide and seek: to hide one’s eyes in order not to see where the others go to conceal themselves
 
• BICYCLE
n. 1. 1900 US students’ usage – a published translation of a foreign language work
n. 2. 1937 US sl. – a motorcycle
n. 3. 1982 US sl. – a bisexual
vb. 1949 US sl. – in boxing: to jog backward from an opponent in the ring


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