Dictionary: CON – CONZ

• CON
n. 1. 1888 sl. – a prisoner; a convict
n. 2. 1897 orig. US – a confidence trickster
n. 3. 1900 Amer. dial. – a railroad conductor
n. 4. 1901 sl., orig. US – deception, swindling, fraud
n. 5. 1916 Amer. dial. – tuberculosis. consumption
n. 6. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an incredible story
vb. 1892 sl., orig. US – to deceive, to dupe
 
• CON ARTIST
n. 1. 1889 Amer. sl. – a confidence man
n. 2. 1900s Amer. sl. – one adept at persuasion, esp. at dishonest or self-serving persuasion

• CONBOBBERATED
adj. 1968 Amer. dial. – confused, mixed up

• CONBOBBERATION
n. 1845 Amer. dial. obs. – a disturbance

• CONCEITY
adj. 1916 Amer. dial. – hard to please, over-particular
 
• CONCENTRATED APPLESAUCE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense  
 
• CONCERTATION
n. 1509 obs. – contention, strife, dispute, controversy, argument
 
• CONCERTATIVE
adj. 1730 obs. – quarrelsome, contentious
 
• CONCH
n. 1. 1852 US sl. – a poor White native of the Florida Keys
n. 2. M19 US sl. – a native of North Carolina
n. 3. M19 W. Indies – a native of the Bahamas
n. 4. 1960s US college & Aust. sl. – a devotedly hard worker

• CONCHER
n. 1852 Amer. dial., sometimes derogatory – a White resident of the Florida Keys
 
• CONCHERS
n. Bk1892 Aust. sl. – tame or quiet cattle
 
• CONCHIE
n. 1. 1917 sl., derogatory – a conscientious objector
n. 2. 1960s US college & Aust. sl. – a devotedly hard worker
 
• CONCHY
n. 1917 sl., derogatory – a conscientious objector  
 
• CONCITATE
vb. 1574 obs. rare – to provoke, excite, rouse, stir up  
 
• CONCLUDENT
adj. 1571 obs. – that ‘concludes’ a question or an opponent; conclusive, decisive, convincing; final, certain  
 
• CONCORDIOUS
adj. a1670 obs. rare – harmonious
 
• CONCOS-MANCOS
adj. 1823 Sc. – sane, of sound mind, ‘compos mentis’

• CONCRETE BEATER
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a policeman
 
• CONCUPISCENTIOUS
adj. a1555 obs. – lecherous, lustful, libidinous, sensual
 
• CONCUPISCIBLE
adj. 1398 – worthy to be longed for or lusted after; that may be desired; eagerly desirous; lecherous, libidinous, lustful, sensual

• CONDEMNED
adj. 1922 Amer. dial. – guilty, culpable
 
• CONDOG
vb. 1492 obs. – to agree, to concur

• CONE
n. 1. 1965 Amer. dial. – the strip of wood or metal that covers the ridge of a roof
n. 2. 1968 Amer. dial. – a beehive; a honeycomb
 
• CONEY
n. c1590 – a silly fellow; a simpleton
 
• CONEY-BOROW-FERRET
n. Urquhart usage – the penis

• CONEY ISLAND BUTTER
n. 1947 Amer. dial. – mustard
 
• CONFAB
n. 1. 1933 Amer. dial. – a serious quarrel or disagreement
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a conversation; discussion
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to converse
 
• CONFABULATE
vb. 1. 1613 – to talk easily together; to chat, to converse
vb. 2. 19C Eng. dial. – to agree to, to make an arrangement or agreement 
 
CONFABULATION
n. 1. c1450 – a talking together; an easy, familiar talk, conversation, or discourse; a chat
n. 2. 1845 humorous usage – a conference  
 
CONFARREATION
n. 1. 1598 – the highest and most solemn form of marriage among the ancient Romans, made in the presence of the Pontifex Maximus or the Flamen Dialis and ten witnesses, and marked by the offering of a cake made of spelt
n. 2. 1645 obs. – a wedding, marriage  
Etymology
– from Latin confarreātiōnem, a noun of action from confarreāre (to unite in marriage by the offering of bread), from con- + farreus (of spelt, corn, or grain), farreum (a spelt-cake), from farfarr-is (grain, spelt)

CONFECTIONARY; CONFECTIONERY
n. `1. 1836 Amer. dial. arch. – a barroom or liquor store
n. 2. 1973 Amer. dial. – a small store where cigarettes, bread, and other basics are sold
 
• CONFEDERATE DISEASE
n. US Civil War usage – diarrhoea  
 
• CONFER THE ORDER OF THE SACK
vb. c1860 sl. – to dismiss from employment
 
• CONFESS THE CORN
vb. 1842 Amer. dial. – to admit to being drunk
 
• CONFETTI
n. 1940 sl. – machine-gun bullets

• CONFIDENCE
vb. 1917 Amer. dial. – to trust

• CONFIDENT
vb. 1937 Amer. dial. – to trust, to believe
 
• CONFIDENTIAL
adj. 1895 Amer. dial. – reliable, deserving of confidence
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a private conversation
 
• CONFISCATE THE MACAROON
vb. c1918 Brit. sl. – to ‘take the biscuit’; to be the most remarkable or foolish of its kind
 
• CONFISTICATE
vb. 1781 Amer. dial. – to confiscate
 
• CONFLAB
n. 1. 1873 Amer. dial. – conversation
n. 2. 1942 Amer. dial. – a conference, a meeting
n. 3. 1967 Amer. dial. – a fight; a disagreement, a quarrel
 
• CONFLABBERATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted
 
• CONFLABBERGASTED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted
 
• CONFLOPTION
n. 19C Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a great flurry, confusion, panic, fluster
 
• CONFLUMMOXED
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dead

• CONFLUTEMENT
n. 1844 Amer. dial. – a contrivance, a gewgaw
 
• CONFOUND HIS CARCASS!
int. 1969 Amer. dial. – an exclamation
 
• CONFRAGOSE
adj. 1654 obs. rare – rough with breaks, or shattered parts; broken; uneven
 
• CONFUBUSCATE
vb. 1880 sl. – to confuse, perplex, astonish

• CONFUDDLED
adj. 1966 Amer. dial. – confused, bewildered, mixed up

• CON-FUM-IT!
int. 1959 Amer. dial. – confound it!
 
• CONFUSBUSCATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted
 
• CONFUSBUSTICATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted

• CONFUSEMENT
n. 1970 Amer. dial. – confusion
 
• CONFUSIASM
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – enthusiastic confusion or confused enthusiasm
 
• CONFUSTICATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted
 
• CON GAME
n. 1899 sl., orig. US – deception, swindling, fraud
 
• CONGER-HEAD
n. 1810 – a term of abuse for a man 

• CONGO
n. 1. 1855 Amer. dial. – orig. a slave from the Congo region; later, any slave; then any Black person
n. 2. 1931 Amer. dial. – anything of a very dark colour
 
• CON JOB
n. 1942 sl., orig. US – deception, swindling, fraud
 
• CONJUBILANT
adj. 1851 rare – shouting together for joy; jubilant or rejoicing together

• CONJUGALIZE
vb. 1823 nonce word – to become conjugal, to marry

• CONJUNCT
vb. 1888 Amer. dial. – to conjoin; to join together; to connect, to unite
 
• CONK
n. 1. 1812 sl. – the nose
n. 2. 1922 Amer. dial. – the head
vb. 1. 1821 sl., now chiefly US – to hit; orig. to hit someone on the nose
vb. 2. 1944 sl., orig. African-American – to straighten curly hair   

• CONKED
adj. 1. Bk2004 Amer. World War I sl. – stopped; killed
adj. 2. 1940s African-American sl. – of hair: straightened by application of lye or other chemicals

• CONKER
n. 1. 1967 Amer. dial. – an old or broken-down car
n. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – a very hard blow
 
• CONKERBELL
n. 1834 Eng. & Amer. dial. – an icicle

• CONKHOUSE
n. 1946 Amer. dial. – the head, the mind
 
• CONK OFF
vb. 1. 1940s Amer. sl. – to go to sleep; to sleep
vb. 2. 1950s Amer. sl. – to stop work; to rest when one should work
 
• CONK OUT;  CONKOUT
n. 1940s Amer. sl. – a going to sleep
vb. 1. 1920s Amer. sl. – to die
vb. 2. 1920s Amer. sl. – to lose energy and spirits suddenly; to become abruptly exhausted
vb. 3. 1940s Amer. sl. – to go to sleep
vb. 4. WWI Royal Flying Corps  – to stop running or operating
vb. 5. World War II Amer. sl. – to become unconscious
vb. 6. World War II Amer. sl. – of an aircraft engine during flight: to stop working suddenly  

• CONKPIECE
n. 1940s African-American sl. – the head
 
• CONKY
adj. L19 sl. – sub-standard, inferior, second-rate
n. M19 sl. – a nickname given to anyone with an especially prominent nose

• CONKYWINE
n. 1922 African-American – a concubine
 
• CON MAN
n. 1. 1889 Amer. sl. – a confidence man
n. 2. 1900s Amer. sl. – one adept at persuasion, esp. at dishonest or self-serving persuasion; a flatterer  
n. 3. 1930s US sl. – a former convict
 
• CONNECT
vb. 1. 1930s Amer. sl. – to hit someone very hard
vb. 2. 1938 US sl. – to meet someone in order to obtain drugs
vb. 3. 1940s Amer. sl. – to get along with; to establish rapport with

• CONNECTICUT MILE
n. 1962 Amer. dial. – the distance travelled in one minute
 
• CONNECTION
n. 1925 Amer. drug culture sl. – a seller of narcotics; a person who can get drugs
 
• CONNECT THE DOTS
vb. 1. 1980s Amer. sl. – to do something very simple
vb. 2. 20C Amer. sl. – to draw a conclusion from disparate facts
 
• CONNEXION
n. 1927 sl., orig. US – a supplier of drugs

• CONNIP
vb. 1896 Amer. dial. – to laugh violently

• CONNIPITY
adj. 1927 Amer. dial. – full of whims; hard to please, particular
 
• CONNIPTION
n. 1848 Amer. sl. – a violent tantrum; hysterics
 
• CONNIPTION FIT
n. 1833 Amer. sl. – a tantrum; hysterics

• CONNIVER
n. c1960 Amer. dial. – a greedy person, a grabber
vb. 1927 Amer. dial. – to connive with in secret, to intrigue, to plot, to scheme

• CONNIVERATE
vb. 1968 Amer. dial. – to connive with in secret, to intrigue; to plot, to scheme
 
• CONNUBIATE
vb. 1814 nonce word – to get married
 
• CONNUDATE
vb. 1623 obs. – to strip naked; to make bare

• CONNYSWAGGLE
vb. 1912 Amer. dial. – to cheat, to dupe

• CONOGRACY
n. 1937 Amer. dial. – association
 
• CON-PLAYER
n. L19 sl., orig. US – a confidence trickster  
 
• CONQUASSATE
vb. 1656 obs. rare – to shake violently; to agitate; to break in pieces

• CONQUE
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – money

• CONQUER
vb. 1931 Amer. dial. – to control
 
• CONSARN YE!
int. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a mild oath  

• CONSENTABLE
adj. 1939 Amer. dial. – willing
 
• CONSEQUENTIOUS
adj. 1. 1634 obs. rare – important, full of consequence
adj. 2. 1803 ? Amer. – conceited, proud; affectedly great; pompous
 
• CONSHY
n. 1. 1917 sl., derogatory – a conscientious objector
n. 2. 1960s US college & Aust. sl. – a devotedly hard worker
 
• CONSILIATIVE
adj. 1656 obs. rare – counselling, advisory  
 
• CONSIMILATE
vb. 1731 obs. rare – to make like, to liken; to become like  
 
• CONSIMILITY
n. 1680 obs. – resemblance, mutual likeness, similarity
 
• CONSOBRINE
n. 1. 1623 obs. – a sister’s son, a nephew
n. 2. 17C obs. – a cousin, a relation  

• CONSOLATE
vb. 1959 Amer. dial. – to console
 
• CONSOMNIATE
vb. 1623 obs. – to dream
 
• CONSPECTABLE
adj. 1730 obs. rare – easy to be seen; obvious

• CONSPICIOUS
adj. 1920s Amer. dial. – conspicuous
 
• CONSPIRATIOUS
adj. 1652 obs. rare – addicted to conspiring
 
• CONSPURCATE
adj. 1563-87 obs. – defiled, polluted  
vb. 1600 obs. – to defile, to pollute, to befoul
 
• CONSPUTE
vb. 1526 obs. rare – to spit upon (in contempt); to despise

• CONSTABULE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a constable
 
• CONSTITUTIONALLY INCLINED TO GALLANTRY
adj. 19C Brit. euphemism – sexually aroused or aroused with an erect penis
 
• CONSTRUCTED
adj. 1950s Amer. sl. – having an attractive body; generously built
 
• CONSTUPRATE
vb. M16 – to defile; to ravish; to debauch a woman
 
• CONSUETUDINARY
adj. 1590 – according to custom, use, or wont; customary
n. 1494 – a treatise containing a collection of customs or usages, local or particular to some body
 
• CONSUMMATION
n. 20C sl. – orgasm

• CONSUMPSHUS
n. 1922 African-American – consumption

• CONSUMPTED
adj. 1894 Amer. dial. – having tuberculosis
 
• CONTACT HIGH
n. 1950s Amer. drug culture sl.  – a seeming intoxication induced by being with persons who are intoxicated with narcotics
 
• CONTACT LENS
n. M20 US sl. – the drug LSD, put into the mouth in the manner that some people employ to ‘clean’ contact lenses before inserting them into the eyes  

• CONTAGE
vb. 1946 Amer. dial. – to transmit by contact
 
• CONTENT
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dead
 
• CONTENTED COW
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – canned milk
 
• CONTICENT
adj. 1859 rare – keeping silence, silent  
 
• CONTINUATIONS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – trousers

• CONTINUED FEVER
n. 1937 Amer. dial. – typhoid

• CONTOGGLE
vb. 1895 Amer. dial. – to repair, to mend, to fix up
 
• CONTORTUPLICATED
adj. 1648 obs. – entangled and twisted
 
• CONTRACT
n. 1. 1930s Amer. sl. – an arrangement to have someone murdered by a professional killer
n. 2. 1950s Amer. police sl. – any illegal or unethical arrangement
 
• CONTRADICTORIOUS
adj. 1. 1432-50 obs. – opposite in position or direction
adj. 2. 1608 obs. – contradictory  
 
• CONTRANITENT
adj. 1712 obs. rare – struggling or striving in opposition  
 
• CONTRAPTION
n. 1820s Amer. sl. – a contrivance or device; a piece of machinery  
 
• CONTRAPUGNANT
adj. 1654 obs. rare – fighting against, of hostile action  

• CONTRARIOUS
adj. 1924 Amer. dial. – contrary, perverse, wilful

• CONTRARISOME
adj. 1887 Amer. dial. – contrary, perverse, wilful

• CONTRARIWISE
adj. 1891 Amer. dial. – contrary, stubborn
 
• CONTRARY
adj. M18 colloq. – characterized by self-willed or refractory opposition; perverse
 
• CONTRARY AS THE DEVIL’S OFF-HORSE
adj. 1940 Amer. dial. – perverse, uncooperative, stubborn, obstinate
 
• CONTRETEMPS
n. M20 colloq. – a disagreement, an argument, a dispute
 
• CONTRISTATE
vb. 1616 obs. – to make sad or sorrowful; to sadden, grieve
 
• CONTROVERSE
n. 16C obs. – controversy
vb. 1602 obs. – to make the subject of controversy, to discuss, to debate; to enter into controversy, to dispute with
 
• CONTROVERTISTICAL
adj. 1704 obs. – controversial
 
• CONTRUCIDATE
vb. 1656 obs. – to wound, murder, or kill; to assassinate
 
• CONTURBATE
vb. 1657 obs. – to disturb greatly; to perturb; to throw into confusion

• CONTWISTED
adj. 1834 Amer. dial. obs. – confounded

• CONTWISTIFICATION
n. 1852 Amer. dial. obs. – a devious manoeuvre

• CONVENE
vb. 1816 Amer. dial. – to suit, to be agreeable to
 
• CONVERSASHE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a conversation; discussion
 
• CONVERSATE
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to socialize and chat; to converse with another
 
• CONVERSATING
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a conversation; discussion

• CONVERSATION FLUID
n. 1944 Amer. dial. – whisky; moonshine
 
• CONVERSATION PIT
n. 1960s Amer. sl. – a sunken area in the floor of a living room where people may gather to chat
 
• CONVERSION JOB
n. 1969 UK sl. – a disfigurement caused by a violent beating
 
• CONVERT
n. 1949 US sl. – a newly addicted drug addict
vb. 1984 NZ sl. – to steal something

• CONVEXEL
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – something that is worthless
 
• CONVICIATORY
adj. 1611 obs. – wrangling, railing; reproachful, abusive
 
• CONVICT
n. 1940s Amer. circus sl. – a zebra

• CONVINCEMENT
n. 1933 Amer. dial. – religious conversion
 
• CONVINCER
n. 1940 US sl. – the stage in a confidence swindle when the victim is fully committed to the scheme
 
• CONVO
n. 1942 Amer. sl. – a conversation
 
• CONVOCATION CASTLE
n. c1820 Oxford University usage – ere the heads of colleges meet to transact and investigate university affairs
 
• CONVOY
n. 1. 1971 US sl. – a group of trucks driving as a group in communication with each other
n. 2. 2004 Fiji usage – serial sex between a woman and multiple male partners
 
• CON WISE
adj. 1912 US sl. – extremely sophisticated in the ways of the world based on lessons learned in prison
 
• CON-WOMAN
n. L19 sl., orig. US – a female confidence trickster
 
• CONY
n. c1590 – a silly fellow; a simpleton
 
• CONY-CATCH
vb. L16 cant – to cheat, to trick, to deceive
 
• CONY-CATCHER
n. c1590 cant – a deceiver; a trickster; a sharper
 
• CONY-CATCHING
adj. L16 cant – cheating, swindling
n. L16 cant – trickery; cheating; swindling
 
• CONY-DOG
n. L17 cant  – one who assists in cheating or swindling


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Updated: September 9, 2022