Dictionary: CI – CK

• CIBARIOUS
adj. 1656 rare – relating to food, useful for food, edible
 
• CIG
n. a1889 sl. – a cigarette

• CIGAR BOX
n. 1970 Amer. dial. – a cheaply constructed building
 
• CIGARETTE ROLL
n. 1962 US sl. – a parachute jump in which the parachute fails to open
 
• CIGGER
n. 1922 Aust. sl. – a cigarette
 
• CIGGIE;  CIGGY
n. 1915 sl. – a cigarette

• CIMARRON
n. 1892 Amer. dial. – a wild or solitary person; a shy, bashful child
 
• CIMBICK
n. 19C – a miserly fellow; a miser, a niggard
 
• CINCH
n. 1. 1888 – something sure or easy
n. 2. 1921 Amer. dial. – a warning or deficiency notice sent by a college to a student
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a gullible person; a dupe
n. 4. 20C colloq. – a person or thing certain to fulfil an expectation, esp. a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event
vb. 1. 1875 Amer. dial. – to squeeze into a small place
vb. 2. 1905 colloq. – to seize on or make sure of; to guarantee

• CINCI
n. 1981 Amer. dial. – a small glass of beer; the glass itself
 
• CINCINNATI CHICKEN
n. 1864 US West. sl. – salt pork
 
• CINCINNATI TURKEY
n. 1864 US West. sl. – salt pork
 
• CINDER BULL
n. E20 US tramps’ usage – a nickname for a railroad yard policeman or detective
 
• CINDER-CRUNCHER
n. 1931 sl. – on the railway: a switchman
 
• CINDER DICK
n. E20 US tramps’ usage – a nickname for a railroad yard policeman or detective
 
• CINDER-GARBLER
n. 18C sl. – a female servant
 
• CINDER-GRABBER
n. 19C sl. – a female drudge
 
• CINDER-KNOTTER
n. 1909 Royal Navy sl. – a stoker
 
• CINDER-SHIFTER
n. 1. c1924 Aust. sl. – a motorcycle speedway rider
n. 2. World War II Amer. sl. – an infantryman marching on a drill field packed with cinders

• CINDER-SIFTER
n. 1930 Amer. dial. – a tramp, esp. one travelling along the railroads

• CINDER SKIPPER
n. 1945 Amer. dial. – a yard clerk on the railroad

• CINDER-SNAPPER
n. 1945 Amer. dial. – a passenger who rides open platforms on observation car

• CINDER TRAIL
n. 1. 1927 Amer. dial. – the railroad
n. 2. 1927 Amer. dial. – tramp life in general

• CINNAMON HEAD
n. 1939 Amer. dial. – a feeble-minded person

• CINNAMON VINE
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – clematis
 
• CINQUA SOLDI
n. Bk1903 sl. – fivepence
 
• CIPHER
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – an insignificant person; a nonentity
n. 2. 1990s African-American & teen sl. – a circle of Black friends; a group of people, as marijuana smokers, rap MC’s  
vb. 1806 – to calculate; to think out

• CIPHER ABOUT
vb. 1889 Amer. dial. – to snoop, to nose around into other people’s business

• CIPHER AROUND
vb. 1. 1889 Amer. dial. – to snoop, to nose around into other people’s business
vb. 2. 1929 Amer. dial. – to loaf, to idle

• CIPHERING
n. 1905 Amer. dial. – arithmetic
 
• CIRCLE
n. 1. 17C euphemism – the female genitals
n. 2. 1930s US jazz sl. – a gramophone record
 
• CIRCLE JERK
n. 1. 1940s sl., orig. US – joint masturbation, often in competition, by a group of boys or men, usually sitting in a circle
n. 2. 1970s US sl. – chaos, a mess
n. 3. 1990s Can. sl. – a man who harasses prostitutes and their customers for fun
n. 4. 2000s sl., orig. US – a pointless or inconclusive discussion by a number of people
vb. 1950s US sl. – of boys or men: to indulge in group masturbation
 
• CIRCLE-JERKER
n. 1950s US sl. – one who joins a group of masturbators
 
• CIRCLE OF DEATH
n. 20C teen & high school sl. – a bad pizza
 
• CIRCUIT
n. 1990s US sl. – a series of homosexual parties held each year around the US, with participants from city to city for the festivities
 
• CIRCUIT GIRL
n. 2002 US sl. – a travelling prostitute
 
• CIRCUIT QUEEN
n. 1994 US sl. – a male homosexual who follows the circuit from party to party
 
• CIRCULAR FILE
n. 1947 US sl. – a wastepaper-basket
 
• CIRCULAR PROTECTOR
n. 19C Brit. advertising usage – a condom
 
• CIRCULATION
n. 2001 Can. sl. – traffic
 
• CIRCUMAMBAGIOUS
adj. 1834-43 rare – roundabout in speech, etc.; not keeping to the point
 
• CIRCUMBENDIBUS
n. 1681 – a roundabout or indirect way or method; a roundabout, long-winded story; circumlocution
 
• CIRCUMBILIVAGINATE
vb. a1693 obs. – to speak in a roundabout way; to use circumlocution
 
• CIRCUMFORANEOUS
adj. 1650 now rare or obs. – wandering from place to place, as from market to market or house to house; strolling about, vagrant 
 
• CIRCUMQUAQUE
n. 1556 obs. – a circumlocution

• CIRCUMSTANCE
n. 1853 Amer. dial. – an unusual or unique person

• CIRCUMVENGEMOUS
adv. 1927 Amer. dial. – in a roundabout manner
 
• CIRCUS
n. 1. 1940 Amer. dial. – something gaudy, garish, or overdone
n. 2. 1958 sl. – a group of people acting or performing together in some activity
n. 3. 1967 Amer. dial. – a traffic circle, a road junction in which traffic moves in one direction around a circular island
 
• THE CIRCUS
n. 1963 sl. – the British secret service

• CIRCUS CLOWN
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a woman who uses a lot of cosmetics

• CIRCUS HORSE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a woman who overdresses
 
• CIRCUS LOVE
n. M20 US sl. – a real or imagined sexual orgy

• CIRCUS QUEEN
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a woman who uses a lot of cosmetics
 
• CIRCUS WATER
n. World War II Amer. sl. – iced drinks served with meals

• CISOR
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a large front tooth
 
• CIT
n. World War II Amer. sl. – a civilian
 
• CIT DUDS
n. World War II Amer. sl. – civilian clothing

• CITIREEN
n. 1929 Amer. dial. – an old resident, an old-timer, and old fogy of either sex, esp. one familiar with all the old signs and superstitions

• CITIZEN
n. 1897 Amer. dial. – a rough, tough, or uncouth fellow
 
• CIT RAGS
n. World War II Amer. sl. – civilian clothing
 
• CITRON
n. M19 sl. – anything or anyone undesirable; esp. used of a woman
 
• CITS
n. 1829 US services’ sl. – civilian clothes
 
• CITTERN-HEAD
n. 1623 – a blockhead, a dunce; an empty-headed person; a term of scorn
 
• CITY ARAB
n. 1910 colloq. – a young vagrant; a poor boy playing much in the streets

• CITY BUG
n. 1936 Amer. dial. – a person from the city
 
• CITY COKE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a glass of water
 
• CITY COW
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – canned milk

• CITY JAKE
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a person from the city

• CITY LIGHT
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – the low beam of a headlight
 
• CITY MINUTE
n. 1920s US sl. – an instant

• CITY SQUASH
n. 1949 Amer. dial. jocular usage – a retired male farmer
 
• CIVET
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals
 
• CIVIES
n. 1889 services’ sl. – civilian clothes
 
• CIVIL
adj. 1. 1930 Amer. dial. – of weather: fine, temperate
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate

• CIVILIZE
vb. 1920 Amer. dial. – to spruce up in dress
 
• CIVVIES
n. 1889 sl. – civilian clothes
 
• CIVVY
n. 1915 sl. – a civilian
 
• CIVVY STREET
n. 1943 sl. – civilian life
 
• C.J.
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – ‘crystal joint’; PCP
 
• C-JAM
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – cocaine


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