Dictionary: C – CAB

• C
n. 1. M16 sl. – 100
n. 2. 19C – the vagina
n. 3. 1839 US sl. – one hundred dollars; orig. a one hundred dollar bill
n. 4. 1921 US sl. – cocaine; also preceded with ‘the’
n. 5. 1960 US sl. – the commission charged by a bookmaker
n. 6. 1966 US sl. – the Viet Cong; a member of the Viet Cong
n. 7. 1976 US sl. – a woman viewed as a sexual object
n. 8. 1988 US sl. – in poker: the third player to the left of the dealer
n. 9. 1990s sl. – methcathinone
n. 10. 1997 US sl. – contraception
n. 11. 20C – in cards: clubs
n. 12. 20C US drug culture sl. – heroin 
 
• THE C
n. 1. 1990s US sl. – methcathinone
n. 2. 2003 UK sl. – amphetamines
 
• C-3
adj. 1910s sl. – third-rate, inadequate, inferior; highly unfit
 
• C-47
n. 2003 US television and film crews usage  a clothes peg 
 
• C.A.
n. 1950s US sl. – a county attorney
 
• CA
n. 1825 Sc. – a soft, foolish person
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a pass between hills
 
• CAAD
vb. 20C W. Indies & Black British teen sl. – to jeer jokingly or mock someone about some event, their appearance or situation 
 
• CAALER 
n. Bk1892 Eng. dial. – an auctioneer
 
• CAA-VY 
n. Bk1893 Eng. dial. – a simpleton
 
• C.A.B.
n. 1990s sl. – a term of derision (complete arse bandit)
 
• CAB
n. 1. M17 sl. – a Cavalier
n. 2. 1790 Eng. dial. – a sticky mass; anything dirty, wet, or clammy; a cold sweat
n. 3. 18C sl. – a cabbage
n. 4. 1811 sl. – a brothel
n. 5. 1820s colloq. – a cabriolet; a public carriage
n. 6. Bk1880 Eng. dial. – a slovenly, untidy person
n. 7. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a clumsy person
n. 8. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a small number of persons secretly united in the performance of some undertaking
n. 9. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – anything slovenly or untidy
n. 10. 19C Sc. – a female servant
n. 11. M19 sl. – a cheat, a ‘crib’
n. 12. Bk1914 Amer. dial. – a cabman
n. 13. c1920 Royal Navy sl. – a motor car
n. 14. c1925 sl. – a lavatory
n. 15. 1929 Sc. – a gap
n. 16. World War II Royal Navy usage – a destroyer commanding officer’s term for his ship 
n. 17. Bk1974 Amer. sl. – the cockpit of an aeroplane
vb. 1. 1825 Sc. sl. – to cheat, to pilfer; to snatch dishonestly or meanly
vb. 2. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to clog with dirt; to soil by handling
vb. 3. E19 sl. – to travel by cab
vb. 4. 1905 Sc. – to hit on the head with the knuckles
vb. 5. 1980s sl. – to drive a cab
 
• CABAGGED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – covered with mud or dust, dirty 
 
• CABAGGLED
adj. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – covered with mud or dust, dirty 
 
• CABAL
n. 1. E17 arch. – a secret intrigue; a conspiracy; petty plotting 
n. 2. M17 arch. – a secret meeting of intriguers 
n. 3. M17 – a political clique; a faction 
n. 4. 1704 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a group of people met together for gossip; sometimes a party of drinkers 
n. 5. 1827 Sc. – a violent dispute 
n. 6. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a great noise of talking, etc. 
vb. 1. L17 – to combine together for some private end, usually derogatory; to intrigue against 
vb. 2. 1866 Sc. – to quarrel, to dispute, to find fault with 
 
• CABALIST;  CABBALIST 
n. 1. c1533  – one skilled in the Jewish ‘Cabbala’, a mysterious doctrine among the ancient Jews 
n. 2. 1642 obs. – one who cabals, or adheres to any cabal; a secret intriguer or plotter; a conspirator 
 
• CABALL
n. c1450 obs. – a horse 
 
• CABALLER 
n. 1686 – one who cabals or intrigues; he that engages in close designs; one who enters into plots and intrigues to disturb and change the administration of any government; a conspirator 
 
• CABALLERO
n. 1. 1749 – a gentleman
n. 2. 1837 – a horseman
n. 3. 1877 – a Spanish gentleman
n. 4. 20C US – a woman’s escort or admirer
 
• CABALLINE
adj. 1430 – pertaining to or suited for a horse
 
• CABALLING
n. 1. a1680 – petty plotting; intriguing
n. 2. 1891 Eng. dial. – gossiping, chattering
 
• CABALLO
n. 1. 1843 Amer. dial. – a horse
n. 2. 1950s drug culture sl. – heroin 
n. 3. 1992 US sl. – a person who smuggles drugs into a prison
 
• CABANA
n. 1840 – a cigar
 
• CABANE
n. M19 Can. dial. – a cabin; a hut
 
• CABARET
n. 1. 1632 obs. – a wooden dwelling, a booth, a shed
n. 2. 1656 – a drinking house, a pot-house
n. 3. 1856 – a porcelain tea, coffee, etc., service sometimes accompanied by a small table or tray
vb. 1. 1950 US sl. – to lie in bed masturbating
vb. 2. 1958 US drug culture sl. – to use an addictive drug in a semi-controlled pattern; to get extremely intoxicated 
 
• CABARETIER 
n. Bk1885 – the keeper of a cabaret; an alehouse or tavern-keeper in France
 
• CABAROUSE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a thickening or hardening of the skin
vb. Bk1898 Eng. dial., seaman’s usage – to pull altogether at a rope with shouting and singing 
 
• CABASE
n. 1914 Amer. dial. – the head
 
• CABAZA
n. 19C sl. – the head
 
• CABBA-CABBA
adj. 1990s W. Indies – rough, vulgar, badly dressed
 
• CABBAGE
adj. 1990 NZ sl. – poor-quality
n. 1. 1567 obs. rare – a den or lair
n. 2. 1690 sl. rare – a tailor
n. 3. M17 sl. – small off-cuts of material, taken from the job in hand and sold off as perks by tailors
n. 4. L17 sl. – a form of hairdressing resembling a chignon, popular in the late 17th century and early 18th century
n. 5. M18 sl. – a person, a fellow, a chap
n. 6. 1843 sl. – a cheap, inferior cigar
n. 7. 1844 derogatory – a stupid, dull, inactive person; a silly person
n. 8. 1870 school sl. obs. – a translation or other piece of writing secretly used or copied y a pupil or student 
n. 9. Bk1891 sl. – the vagina
n. 10. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – the head
n. 11. E19 sl. – deceitful talk
n. 12. M19 Amer. sl. – tobacco
n. 13. M19 sl. – a ‘crib’ or other form of cheat used by schoolchildren
n. 14. L19 Aust. sl. – a native or inhabitant of Victoria, Australia
n. 15. 1903 sl., orig. US – money, banknotes, paper money, cash 
n. 16. 1940s sl. – a girl, a young woman
n. 17. 1942 Amer. dial. – a dollar
n. 18. World War II Royal Air Force usage – a bomb 
n. 19. 1945 US military sl. – medals and decorations 
n. 20. 1986 NZ drug culture sl. – low grade marijuana 
n. 21. Bk1988 Aust. sl. – a person with no ambition or incentive
n. 22. 1987 colloq., offensive – a brain-damaged or mentally subnormal person; an inert, incapable person
n. 23. 1994 US sl. – a coronary artery bypass graft
n. 24. 20C S. Afr. – a 10-rand banknote
n. 25. 20C Cranbrook School usage – lettuce 
n. 26. 20C African-American sl. – Cab Calloway’s nickname  
vb. 1. a1529 – to cut off a deer’s head close behind the horns; to cut off the head of a deer
vb. 2. 1703 rare – to purloin or pilfer pieces; to appropriate surreptitiously; orig. said of a tailor appropriating part of the cloth given to him to make up into garments
vb. 3. 1773 rare – to copy, to plagiarize
vb. 4. 1810 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to appropriate surreptitiously; to pilfer, to rob
vb. 5. 1884 Eng. schoolboy sl. – to copy 
vb. 6. 19C sl. – to destroy; to defeat
vb. 7. M19 US sl. – to grab
vb. 8. 1980s NZ drug culture sl. – to smoke marijuana, esp. low-grade marijuana 
vb. 9. 2000s sl. – to be intoxicated by drugs or drink
vb. 10. 2001 UK sl. – to become vegetable-like
 
• THE CABBAGE
n. 1. L19 sl. – the Savoy Theatre, London 
n. 2. 1972 NZ sl. – the overnight Picton-Christchurch express goods train carrying vegetables for the Christchurch market
 
• CABBAGE BOAT
n. 1987 NZ sl. – a boat formerly used to transport vegetables to market 
 
• CABBAGE CIGAR
n. 1875 Amer. dial. – a cigar of poor quality 
 
• CABBAGE-CONTRACTOR
n. 1690 sl. – a tailor 
 
• CABBAGE CUTTER
n. 1977 US railway sl. – a freight engine 
 
• CABBAGED
adj. 1. 1729 colloq. – pilfered, as shreds by a tailor 
adj. 2. 1990s sl. – rendered imbecilic 
adj. 3. 1991 sl. – drunk or drugged
adj. 4. 1991 UK sl. – under the influence of MDMA (ecstasy) 
adj. 5. 1992 UK sl. – mentally and physically exhausted; brain-dead from overwork 
 
• CABBAGE-EATER
n. 1. L17 sl. – a tailor 
n. 2. 1942 US sl., offensive – a German or Russian immigrant 
 
• CABBAGE-FIELD
n. L19 sl. – the female genitals; the vagina 
 
• CABBAGE FLOWER
n. 1693 obs. – a cauliflower
 
• CABBAGE GARDEN
n. 1. 1882 Aust. sl. – the state of Victoria, Australia
n. 2. L19 sl. – the female genitals; the vagina
 
• CABBAGE GARDENER
n. 1882 Aust. sl. – a native of Victoria, Australia
 
• CABBAGE GARDEN PATCH
n. 20C Aust. sl. – the state of Victoria, Australia 
 
• CABBAGE-GARDEN PATRIOT
n. 1848 colloq., political usage – a coward 
 
• CABBAGE-GELDER
n. 1. 1866 sl. – a greengrocer or market-gardener 
n. 2. 19C – a country bumpkin 
 
• CABBAGE HAT
n. 1. 1940s Aust. & US rhyming sl. for ‘rat’ – an informer 
n. 2. 1979 UK sl. – a Royal Marine 
 
• CABBAGE-HEAD
n. 1. 1682 derogatory – a brainless fellow; a stupid person; a blockhead, oaf, fool, simpleton; a thickhead; a silly person
n. 2. 1839 sl. – a person’s head, used disparagingly; the head of a simpleton
n. 3. M19 US sl., derogatory – a nickname for a German or a Dutchman
n. 4. 2000s US drug culture sl. – one who will try any drug 
 
• CABBAGE-HEADED
adj. 1846 Amer. sl. – having a large, round head; stupid
 
• CABBAGE HILL
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a German settlement area 
 
• CABBAGE JOHN
n. 1900s Aust. sl. – a Chinese vegetable seller 
 
• CABBAGE-LEAF
n. 1. c1840 sl. – a poor-quality cigar
n. 2. 1935 Amer. dial. – a glass marble with greenish internal markings 
n. 3. 1939 US sl. – money, banknotes 
 
• CABBAGE LEAVES
n. 1. 1942 US sl. – large ears 
n. 2. 1930s Amer. sl. – paper currency; money; banknotes 
 
• CABBAGE-LOOKING
adj. 1895 – silly-looking; naive, gullible .
 
• CABBAGE-MONGER
n. L17 sl. – a tailor 
 
• CABBAGE NIGHT
n. 1975 Amer. dial. – the night before Halloween, when young people throw cabbages and refuse on people’s porches, and play other pranks 
 
• CABBAGE ONTO
vb. 1949 Amer. dial. – to grab; to steal 
 
• CABBAGE OUT
vb. 2003 NZ sl. – to relax 
 
• CABBAGE-PATCH
n. 1. 1862 chiefly American – the place where newborn babies are found 
n. 2. 1862 US sl. – a place or thing of little importance; a remote, insignificant place
n. 3. 1882 Aust. sl. – the state of Victoria, Australia
n. 4. L19 sl. – the female genitals; the vagina
n. 5. 1902 Amer. dial. – a small town or neighbourhood of ramshackle houses, esp. one associated with a mine; a shantytown; also used with ‘the’
n. 6. 1996 UK sl. – Kingston prison in Portsmouth
 
• CABBAGE PATCHER
n. 1882 Aust. sl. – a native of Victoria, Australia
 
• CABBAGE PLANT
n. c1820 sl. – an umbrella
 
• CABBAGER
n. 1. 1690 sl. – a tailor
n. 2. M19 Aust. sl. – a layabout; a lazy, idle person
 
• CABBAGE ROLL
n. M19 sl. – a poor-quality cigar
 
• CABBAGE ROSE
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a peony 
 
• CABBAGE-RUNT
n. 1923 Sc. – a cabbage stalk 
 
• CABBAGE STATE
n. 1882 Aust. sl. – the state of Victoria, Australia 
 
• CABBAGE STATER
n. 1882 Aust. sl. – a native of Victoria, Australia 
 
• CABBAGE-STUMP NIGHT
n. 1. 1975 Amer. dial. – the night before Halloween, when young people throw cabbages and refuse on people’s porches, and play other pranks 
n. 2. 20C Irish sl. – Halloween 
 
• CABBAGE-STUMPS
n. L19 sl. – the legs 
 
• CABBAGE TOWN
n. 1. 1967 US sl. – the German immigrant section of a town 
n. 2. 1958 Can. sl. – a mixed residential and business area near downtown in Toronto, Canada, whose inhabitants were believed to exist on a diet of cabbage 
n. 3. 1967 sl. – the poor area of a town; any run-down urban area; a slum
 
• CABBAGE TRAIN
n. 1972 NZ sl. – the overnight Picton-Christchurch express goods train carrying vegetables for the Christchurch market
 
• CABBAGE TREE
vb. 1940s US rhyming sl. – to flee 
 
• CABBAGE-TREE HAT
n. 1. 1940s Aust. & US rhyming sl. for ‘rat’ – an informer 
n. 2. 20C Aust. – a broad-brimmed hat made from the leaves of the cabbage tree 
 
• CABBAGE TREE MOB
n. 1852 Aust. sl. – an unruly set of young fellows, dressed in a suit of fustian or colonial tweed, and the emblem of their order, the low-crowned cabbage-palm hat – the main object of their enmity seems to be the ordinary black headpiece worn by respectable persons, which is ruthlessly knocked over the eyes of the wearer as he passes or enters the theatre
 
• CABBAGING
n. 1707 colloq. – pilfering, purloining 
 
• CABBAGIO PERFUMO
n. L19 sl. – a cheap cigar 
 
• CABBAGITES
n. c1850 Aust. sl. – a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made of woven cabbage-tree or cabbage-palm leaves) 
 
• CABBALA
n. 1641 obs. – an unwritten tradition 
 
• CABBALISM
n. a1592 – mystic or occult doctrine; mystery
 
• CABBALIST 
n. 1. c1533 – one skilled in the Jewish ‘Cabbala’, a mysterious doctrine among the ancient Jews
n. 2. a1592 – one skilled in mystic arts or learning
n. 3. 1642 – one who cabals, or adheres to any cabal; a secret intriguer or plotter; a conspirator
 
• CABBALISTIC
adj. 1625 – having a private or mystic sense; mysterious
 
• CABBALISTICAL
adj. a1593 – having a private or mystic sense; mysterious
 
• CABBALIZE
vb. 1660 obs. – to speak mystically
 
• CABBED
adj. 1854 Eng. dial. – blotched, messy, soiled by handling
 
• CABBER
n. 1. 1757 Sc. obs. – a corruption of ‘cupboard’
n. 2. 1832 colloq. obs. – a cab-horse
n. 3. 20C Irish sl. – a ring of dirt around the neck
 
• CABBIE
adj. sl. – addicted to the joys of motoring
n. 1. 1808 Sc. obs. – a small barrow or box, with two wheels, used by feeble persons for drawing anything after them
n. 2. 1829 colloq. – a cab-driver; now, spec., a taxi-driver
n. 3. L1940 army sl. – a ride in a motor vehicle 
vb. 1974 UK army sl. – to drive a motor vehicle; to be driven 
 
• CABBING
n. 1846 – a driving a taxicab or, formerly, a taxi carriage, or a hiring out of such vehicles
 
• CABBITCH
n. 1924 Sc. – cabbage 
 
• CABBLAN
n. Bk1898 Sc. – dispute, quarrelling 
 
• CABBLE
n. 1866 Sc. – a violent dispute 
vb. 1. 1866 Sc. – to find fault with in a querulous manner 
vb. 2. 1866 Sc. – to dispute violently, to quarrel, to wrangle 
 
• CABBLED
adj. 19C Eng. dial. – dirty, soiled by handling 
 
• CABBLING
adj. 1866 Sc. – querulous, troublesome 
 
• CABBOUZE
n. 1747 Amer. dial. – a cook’s galley on a vessel; a caboose 
 
• CABBRACH
adj. 1768 Sc. obs. – rapacious, laying hold of everything 
n. 1866 Sc. – a big, uncouth, greedy person; a person of disagreeable temper and manners 
 
• CABBY
adj. 1. 1889 Eng. dial. – sticky, adhesive, dirty, muddy; used also of weather 
adj. 2. sl. – addicted to the joys of motoring 
n. 1. 1859 – a cab-driver; now, spec., a taxi-driver 
n. 2. L1940 army sl. – a ride in a motor vehicle 
vb. 1974 UK army sl. – to drive a motor vehicle; to be driven 
 
• CABBY-CAR
n. 20C Ireland – a hand-propelled railway trolley 
 
• CABBY HOUSE
n. 20C Ireland – a child’s playhouse 
 
• CABBY-LAB
n. 1864 Sc. – altercation, wrangling; confused speaking, many persons talking at the same time 
 
• CABBY-LABBY
n. 1794 Sc. – altercation, wrangling; confused speaking, many persons talking at the same time 
vb. 1808 Sc. – to altercate, to wrangle 
 
• CABDOM
n. 1853 rare – the world or community of cab drivers or owners; also, a being a cab driver or owner
 
• CABELLO
n. 2003 sl. – cocaine 
 
• CABER
n. 1. 1866 Sc. – a strong person of a somewhat stubborn disposition 
n. 2. 1907 Sc. – an old lean useless horse 
n. 3. 1925 Sc. – a big, coarse, clumsy man 
 
• CABEZ
n. 1956 Trinidad and Tobago – intelligence 
 
• CABEZA
n. 1. 1853 Amer. sl. – the head
n. 2. Bk1890 –  in the Philippine Islands: a chief
 
• CAB FREIGHT
n. 1961 US sl. – an attractive woman passenger in a truck
 
• CAB-HAPPY
adj. c1950 army sl. – very keen on driving motor vehicles 
 
• CAB-HOLE
n. Bk1898 Eng. dial. – a receptacle for rubbish
 
• CAB-HORSE KNEES
n. 20C ballet dancers’ usage  the effect produced but the wrinkling at the knees of a ballet dancer’s tights when on
 
• CABIN
n. 1. 1362 obs. – a cell, as in a convent or prison
n. 2. 1377 obs. – a natural cave or grotto; the den or hole of a wild beast
n. 3. a1400 obs. – a temporary shelter of slight materials; a tent, a booth, a temporary hut; a soldier’s tent or temporary shelter
n. 4. 1594 obs. – a small room; a bedroom, a boudoir
n. 5. 1598 obs. – a berth in a ship
n. 6. L19 Royal Navy usage – fourteen days confinement to the ship’s cells 
n. 7. 1906 Amer. dial. – the caboose on a railroad train
n. 8. 1969 Amer. dial. – a cubby or small storage space inside a house
n. 9. 1979 Indian English – an office; an office cubicle
vb. 1. 1586 – to dwell, to lodge, to take shelter in a cabin
vb. 2.  Bk1898 Eng. dial. – to blindfold
 
• CABIN-BED
n. 1719 obs. – a berth
 
• CABIN BOY 
n. 1726 – a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship
 
• CABIN CAR
n. 1879 Amer. dial. – the caboose on a railroad train 
 
• CABIN-CRACKER
n. 1887 nautical sl. – a thief breaking into a ship’s cabins 
 
• CABIN-CRACKING
n. 1887 nautical sl. – the act of breaking into a ship’s cabins 
 
• CABIN CRUISER
n. 20C Brit. rhyming sl. – the boozer 
 
• CABINE
n. 1961 Amer. dial. – an outhouse 
 
• CABINED
adj. 1. 1637 – confined in a narrow space
adj. 2. 1854 – cramped, hampered, confined in action, thought, etc.
 
• CABINET
adj. – private, confidential, secret
n. 1. c1550 obs. – a secret receptacle, treasure-chamber, or store-house
n. 2. 1565 arch. or obs. – a small chamber or room; a private apartment, a boudoir
n. 3. 1572 obs. – a little cabin, hut, soldier’s tent; a rustic cottage; a dwelling, lodging; a den of a beast
n. 4. 1579 obs. – a summer-house or bower in a garden
n. 5. 1676 obs. or arch. – a room devoted to the display of works of art; a museum, picture-gallery, etc.
n. 6. 1957 Amer. dial. – a milkshake made with ice cream
 
• CABINETABLE
adj. 1896 colloq., political & journalistic usage – fit to belong to a political cabinet 
 
• CABINET COUNSELLOR
n. 1611 – a private counsellor; a member of the Cabinet
 
• CABINET D’AISANCE
n. 20C Fr. sl. – a W.C.; a restroom
 
• CABINETED
adj. 1680 rare – enclosed as in a cabinet; shut up
 
• CABINETEER
n. 1837 – one who has official connection with a cabinet
 
• CABINET-MAKER 
n. 1. 1681 – one whose business it is to make cabinets, and the finer kind of joiner’s work – a maker of furniture 
n. 2. 1884 – one who constructs a political cabinet
 
• CABINET MINISTER
n. 1817 – in the UK, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries: a member of a parliamentary cabinet
 
• CABINET-WRIGHT
n. 1869 Sc. – a cabinet-maker 
 
• CABIN-FASHION POTATOES
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – potatoes cup up raw and fried in bacon grease 
 
• CABIN FEVER
n. 1918 sl. – lassitude, restlessness, impatience, or irritability as a result of being confined in too small a space, with no variety in companions or occupations 
 
• CABIN GIRL
n. Bk1974 Amer. sl. – a chambermaid, esp. a girl or woman whose job it is to make the beds and straighten up the rooms each day on a ship, at a motel, or the like 
 
• CABIN-HUNT
vb. 1920 Ireland – to go about from house to house to gossip 
 
• CABIN STABBING
n. 2001Jamaica sl. – from a male perspective: an act of conventional sexual intercourse 
 
• CAB IT
vb. E19 sl. – to travel by cab 
 
• CAB-JOINT
n. 1. L19 Brit. & US sl. – an establishment offering illegal goods or services 
n. 2. 1930 sl., orig. US – a brothel whose customers are spotted and transported by taxi drivers 
n. 3. 1930s sl., orig. US – a nightclub to which patrons would be steered, were they to request such a place, by a complaisant cab-driver 
 
• CABLE
n. 1. M18 US sl. – the penis
n. 2. 1990s African-American sl. – a thick gold chain  
 
• CABLED
adj. 2004 US sl. – of a vehicle: equipped with a winch
 
• CABLE-FUNK
n. M19 UK criminals’ sl. – fear of being hanged 
 
• CABLE-HANGER
n. 1732 colloq. obs., nautical usage – a person who dredges or fishes for oysters (on the Medway), not being free of the fishery, and are presented and punished by the Court 
 
• CABLESE
n. 1952 – the contracted or cryptic jargon used in cablegrams, esp. by journalists
 
• CABLISH
n. 1594 obs. – trees blown down, or branches blown off by the wind (from the OED: explained by the legal antiquaries of the 16th century as = brushwood)
 
• CABMAN
n. 1850 –  the driver of a public hired cab
 
• CABMAN’S FAREWELL
n. 1940s sl. – any form of farewell that is essentially a curse 
 
• CABMAN’S RESTS
n. c1870 sl. – the bosom; the female breasts 
 
• CAB MAT
n. 1. L19 sl. – a prostitute 
n. 2. L19 sl. – the vagina 
 
• CAB-MOLL
n. 1. 1859 sl. – a prostitute; orig. the moll or molly of a brothel
n. 2. 1859 sl. – a prostitute addicted professionally to cabs and trains
n. 3. Bk1895 Aust. criminals’ sl. – a low woman 
 
CABOB
n. 1690 – a leg of mutton stuffed with white herrings and sweet herbs
 
CABOBBLE
vb. 1823 Eng. dial. – to mystify, to puzzle, to confuse, to deceive
Etymology
– from French accabler (to confound, to overwhelm)
 
CABOBBLED
adj. 1880 Eng. dial., also nautical usage – confused, puzzled, perplexed 
 
• CABOCHE
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – the head
vb. a1425 obs. – to cut the head of a deer close behind the horns
 
• CABOD
vb. 1753 obs. rare – ? to edge or border
 
• CÁBÓG
n. 2004 Irish sl. – an ignorant male; a rustic clodhopper
 
• CABON
adv. 1872 Aust. sl., orig. Aboriginal usage – much 
 
• CABOODLE
n. 1. 1848 sl. – a crowd; the whole lot; all; a large mixed-up collection of objects or people
n. 2. Bk1891 Amer. sl. – a bachelor’s quarters
n. 3. 1944 Amer. sl. – the head
 
• CABOONER
n. 1945 Amer. dial. – a rich strike in mining
 
• CABOOSE
n. 1. 1839 chiefly N. American – a hut, a cabin; a poor dwelling 
n. 2. 1839 Amer. dial. – any small cramped building or place within a building
n. 3. 1848 Amer. dial. – a cook’s galley on a vessel
n. 4. 1865 US sl. – a jail; a prison
n. 5. 19C US sl. – a person who continually follows along behind; a hanger-on; someone bringing up the rear 
n. 6. 19C Amer. sl. – a bachelor’s quarters
n. 7. M19 US sl. – a cubby-hole, a small room
n. 8. M19 sl. – a kitchen
n. 9. M19 US sl. – any form of place or room
n. 10. 1919 US sl. – the buttocks
n. 11. 1920s US sl. – a slow-witted person
n. 12. c1950 motorcyclists’ sl. – a motorcycle sidecar  
n. 13. 1950s US sl. – the last or youngest child in a family
n. 14. 1950s US sl. – penury; poor living circumstances
n. 15. 1958 Amer. logging usage – a bunkhouse 
n. 16. 1960s US college sl. – the final participant in serial sex; the last male to copulate in a group sex act 
n. 17. 1969 Amer. dial. – one who allows himself to be duped
n. 18. 1969 Amer. dial. – one who follows or imitates others
n. 19. 1985 Cayman Islands – a cooking shed
n. 20. 20C sl. – the back
vb. 1. L19 US sl. – to imprison
vb. 2. 2000s US sl. – to sodomize
 
• CABOOSE BOUNCE
n. 1929 US sl. – a train consisting of nothing more than an engine and a brake-van (caboose)
 
• CABOOSE HOP
n. 1940 Amer. dial. – a short train consisting of only and engine and a caboose
 
• CABOOSE MICE
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – an imaginary disease
 
• CABOOSH
n. 1. 1929 Sc. – a crowd
n. 2. 20C Royal Navy sl. – an office; a small cabin or compartment 
 
• CABOTAGE
n. 1831 nautical usage – coasting; coast-pilotage; the coast carrying trade by sea 
 
• CABOTIN
n.1903 – a charlatan; a low-class actor
 
• CABOTINAGE
n. 1894 – the life or behaviour characteristic of low-class actors, with implication of ‘playing to the gallery’
 
• CABOULDER
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – in marbles: a very large marble, used as a bowling shooter
 
• CABOUSE
n. 1766 Amer. dial. – a cook’s galley on a vessel
 
• CABRACH-SWEETIE
n. Bk1898 Sc. – a box on the ear
 
• CAB RANK
n. 1950s rhyming sl. – a bank 
 
• CAB-RANKER
n. 1920s sl. – a cheap cigar
 
• CAB-RANK TECHNIQUE
n. 1940 Royal Air Force usage – a number of aircraft raiding in line, one after the other 
 
• CABRE
vb. 1600 obs. – to caper, as a horse
 
• CABRIOLE
n. 1. 1659 obs. rare – a capricious act or trick   
n. 2. 1728 obs. – a caper of a horse
n. 3. 1753 – a leap or caper; a jump in which the dancer touches the calves of the legs together in the air
n. 4. 1756 obs. – a light, two-wheeled, hooded chaise, drawn by a single horse
 
• CABRIOLET
n. 1760 – a light two-wheeled chaise drawn by a single horse, having a folding hood and usually an apron to cover the lap and legs of the occupants; such a vehicle licensed to transport passengers to a destination of their choice in return for payment of a fare
 
• CABROCH
adj. 1768 Sc. – lean, rapacious 
n. 1. 1790 Sc. – very lean meat; meat unfit for use 
n. 2. Bk1898 Sc. – a person of disagreeable temper and manners; a big, uncouth, greedy person 
 
• CABRON
n. 1. Bk1945 US Western sl. – a man who consents to the adultery of his wife 
n. 1974 Mexican-American usage – a guy, especially a brutish or dim-witted one 
 
• CABS
n. 1996 NZ sl. – wines produced from ‘cabernet’ grapes
 
• CAB SAV
n. 1990 Aust. & NZ sl. – cabernet sauvignon wine
 
• CAB YAB
n. 20C Brit. sl. – shop talk among taxi drivers 


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Updated: September 8, 2022