Dictionary: DIL – DIM

 DIL
n. 20C Aust. & US sl. – a simpleton; an oaf
 
 DILABERDATED
adj. 1966 Amer. dial. – dilapidated 
 
 DILACERATE
vb. 1604 literary usage – to tear something or someone apart
 
 DILAPILATED
adj. 1966 Amer. dial. – dilapidated 
 
 DILATURE
n. 1721 Sc. obs. – delay 
 
 DILBERRIES
n. 1811 UK sl. – excreta that cling to anal or pubic hair
 
 DILBERRY
n. 1. 1811 Brit. & US sl. – faecal matter caught in the pubic or anal hair
n. 2. 1952 NZ sl. – a fool 
 
 DILBERRY-BUSH
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female pubic hair 
 
 DILBERRY-CREEK
n. 19C Brit. sl. – a privy 
 
 DILBERRY-MAKER
n. E19 Brit. sl. – the anus
 
 DILBERT
n. 1. 1944 US sl. – a blunder
n. 2. World War II Amer. sl. – a sailor who is a foul-up or a screwball 
n. 3. 1996 US sl. – in poker, a player with a strong grasp of the mathematics and probabilities associated with the game, but a poor set of playing skills 
 
 DILDAM
n. 1884 Eng. dial. – a loud noise made at a wedding or merrymaking 
 
 DILDER
n. Bk1900 Sc. – a smart jerk, shake, jolt 
vb. 1. 1889 Sc. – to shake, to jolt, to jerk 
vb. 2. Bk1900 Sc. – to trifle, to waste time, to work carelessly 
vb. 3. Bk1900 Sc. – to dribble, to ooze, to trickle, to glide 
 
 DILDERING
n. 1889 Sc. – jolting, shaking 
 
 DILDERMOT
n. Bk1900 Sc. – an obstacle, a great difficulty 
 
• DILDO
n. 1. 17C sl. – an oaf or jerk
n. 2. 1960 US sl. – a despicable, offensive, or dim-witted person
n. 3. 20C US sl. – an effeminate male
n. 4. 20C sl. – the penis
vb. 17C Brit. sl. – to arouse a woman sexually by fondling her sexual parts
 
• DILDOE
n. 1. 17C sl. – an oaf or jerk
n. 2. 20C US sl. – an effeminate male
n. 3. 20C sl. – the penis
vb. 17C Brit. sl. – to arouse a woman sexually by fondling her sexual parts
 
• DILDRAMS;  DILDRUMS
n. 1867 Eng. dial. – strange tales, improbable stories
 
• DILDRUM
n. 1897 Eng. dial. – a ridiculous passion or temper
 
• DILEERIOUS
adj. 1891 Sc. – extremely foolish
 
• DILETERIOUS
adj. 1875 Eng. dial. – dilatory
 
• DILF
n. 2003 US sl. – a sexually attractive father (Dad I’d Like to Fuck)
 
• DILFA
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – doleful; sickly
 
• DILIP
n. Bk1900 Sc. – a legacy
 
• DILL
int. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a call word for ducks
n. 1. 1819 Eng. dial. – the pap or teat of a sow
n. 2. 1895 Eng. dial. – a young duck
n. 3. 1941 Aust. sl. – a fool; a simpleton; an oaf
n. 4. 1988 US sl. – the penis
vb. 1. 1730 Eng. dial.  – to dress fine, to adorn
vb. 2. 1775 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to soothe; to allay, to assuage, to deaden or take away pain; to still, to deaden sound; to lull a child to sleep; to render insensible by an anaesthetic
vb. 3. Bk1900 Sc. – to shake loosely, to flap
 
• DILLBERRIES
n. 1811 UK sl. – excreta that cling to anal or pubic hair
 
• DILLBERRY
n. 19C Brit. & US sl. – faecal matter caught in t he pubic or anal hair
 
• DILL-BRAIN
n. 1975 Aust. sl. – a simpleton
 
• DILL-BRAINED
adj. 1975 Aust. sl. – foolish
 
• DILLDALLY
vb. 1908 Amer. dial. – to delay, to loiter, to hesitate
 
• DILL-DOCK
n. 1949 US sl. – a dildo
 
• DILL-DOLL
vb. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – to fall to pieces
 
• DILL-HOLE
n. 1997 US sl. – an easily disliked person
 
• DILL-DUCK
n. 1. 1895 Eng. dial. – a young duck
n. 2. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – an idle, dawdling, loitering woman
 
• DILLED
adj. 1851 Eng. dial. – driven stupid
 
• DILLER
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a dull, dilatory schoolboy
 
• DILLIES
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – tablets of Dilaudid™, a habit-forming painkiller similar to morphine
 
• DILLIGAF
n. 20C US Vietnam War usage – an irresponsible person (Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck?)
 
• DILLIGAS
n. 20C US Vietnam War usage – an irresponsible person (Do I Look Like I Give A Shit?)
 
• DILLING
adj. Bk1900 Sc. – passing from memory, being forgotten
n. 1. 1584 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a child born when the parents are old; a darling or favourite child, a pet; the youngest of the family, the last born; a term of endearment
n. 2. 1890 Eng. dial. – the weakest pig of a litter
 
• DILLING-PIG
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – the smallest or weakest pig of a litter
 
• DILLOCK
n. 19C Eng. dial. – an inefficient housewife
 
• DILLO-NAMO
n. M19 Brit. costermongers’ back-slang – an old woman
 
• DILLOW
n. 19C Sc. – a noisy quarrel
 
• DILL PICKLE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an unattractive person
 
• DILL-PIECE
n. 2001 US sl. – the penis
 
• DILLPOT
n. 1. 1941 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘twat’ – a fool; an oaf
n. 2. 20C rhyming sl. for ‘twat’ – the female genitals
 
• DILL-TEA
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a soothing medicine or syrup given to children to deaden pain
 
• DILLUP
vb. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – to dangle the legs
 
• DILL-WATER
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a soothing medicine or syrup given to children to deaden pain 
 
• DILLY
adj. 1. 1873 Eng. dial. – queer, cranky 
adj. 2. 1905 sl., chiefly Aust. – out of touch with reality, empty-headed, daft, silly, irresponsible
int. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a call word for ducks 
n. 1. Bk1900 Sc. – a name applied by boys to a sand-castle, on which they stand till it is washed away by the waves 
n. 2. Bk1900 Eng. & Amer. dial. – the daffodil, Narcissus Pseudo-narcissus
n. 3. 1908 US sl. – an excellent or remarkable thing or person (usually used in a sarcastic sense)
n. 4. 1936 UK sl. – Piccadilly, an area of central London
n. 5. 1971 US sl. – a capsule of Dilaudid™, a synthetic morphine used by heroin addicts trying to break their habit
vb. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – to urge, to drive 
 
• DILLYALLS
n. 19C Eng. dial. – the ‘appointments’ of a house, more elegant than useful; knickknacks
 
• DILLY BAG
n. Bk1892 Aust. sl. – a bag, generally small, for carrying odds and ends
 
• DILLY-BAGS
adj. 1953 Aust. sl. – much, plenty, many
 
• DILLY BOY
n. 1979 UK sl. – a young male prostitute
 
• DILLY-CASTLE
n. Bk1900 Sc. – a sand-castle on which children stand until it is washed away by the tide 
 
• DILLY-DALLY
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – undecided, shilly-shally 
vb. 1741 UK sl. – to dawdle; hence to waste time
 
• DILLY-DAW
n. 1814 Sc. – one who is both slovenly and slow 
 
• DILLYDONCE
n. 20C US rhyming sl. – a pimp; a ponce
 
• DILLY-HOLE
n. 1865 Eng. dial. – a house made by children to play in 
 
• DILLY-HOUSE
n. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – a house made by children to play in 
n. 2. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a room containing too many ornaments, etc., for good taste 
 
• DILLY-PIG
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – the smallest pig of a litter 
 
• DILLYPOT
n. 1. 1941 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘twat’ – a fool
n. 2. 20C rhyming sl. for ‘twat’ – the female genitals
 
• DILLZY
n. 1999 US sl. – the penis
 
• DILOGICAL
adj. c1633 – having a double meaning; ambiguous, equivocal 
 
• DILP
n. 1. 1768 Sc. obs. – a thriftless housewife  
n. 2. Bk1900 Sc. – a heavy, lumpish person 
 
• DILSH
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – rubbish 
 
• DILT
n. 1819 Eng. dial. – speed 
vb. 1819 Eng. dial. – to speed, to hurry 
 
• DILUCIDATE
adj. 1651 obs. – made clear, plain, or lucid 
vb. 1538 obs. – to make clear, plain, or evident; to free from obscurity; to elucidate, to explain 
 
• DILVER
vb. 1. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – to loiter, to hesitate, to dawdle 
vb. 2. Bk1900 Eng. dial – to weary with labour or exercise
 
• DILVERED
adj. 1790 Eng. dial. – exhausted, wearied, worn out with fatigue, drowsy 
 
• DIM
adj. 1892 sl. – foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid 
n. Bk1900 Sc. & Amer. dial. – the midsummer twilight between sunset and sunrise
 
• DIMBA
n. 1998 UK sl. – marijuana from west Africa
 
• DIMBLE
n. 1637 Eng. dial. – a ravine with a watercourse through it 
 
• DIMBO
n. 1977 Can. sl. – a stupid person
 
• DIM BULB
n. E20 Can sl. – a dolt; an oaf
 
• DIM-DISCOVERED
adj. 1750 – dimly or faintly seen
 
• DIME
n. 1. 1958 US sl. – ten dollars
n. 2. 1967 US sl. – ten years 
n. 3. 1967 sl. – a ten year prison sentence 
n. 4. 1974 US sl. – one thousand dollars
n. 5. 1988 US sl. – one hundred dollars
n. 6. 20C sl. – in dominoes: ten points
n. 7. M20 US drug culture sl. – a ten-dollar bag of drugs or marijuana
n. 8. 2002 US sl. – a pretty girl
vb. 1970 US sl. – to betray, to inform on
 
• DIME-A-DIP DINNER
n. 1967 US sl. – a fundraising meal
 
• DIME A DOZEN
adj. 1. 1930 US sl. – plentiful
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – mediocre 
 
• DIME BAG
n. 1970 US sl. – a packet of drugs sold for ten dollars
 
• DIME-DROPPER
n. 1966 US sl. – a police informant
 
• DIMELOW
n. 1900 UK sl. – a fool, an idiot
 
• DIME-NICKEL
n. 1991 sl. – a 105mm wheeled cannon capable of shooting shells at a high angle
 
• DIME NOTE
n. 1938 US sl. – a ten-dollar note
 
• DIME ON THE COUNTER
phr. 1967 Amer. dial. – used to warn a man that his trouser-fly is open
 
• DIME PAPER
n. 1972 US sl. – ten dollars worth of a powdered drug, esp. heroin
 
• DIMERY
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a person of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry in southeastern North Carolina, and eastern South Carolina
 
• DIME SPECIAL
n. 1998 US sl. – crack cocaine
 
• DIME STORE
n. 1. 1938 US sl. – a store selling a variety of small items
n. 2. 1953 US sl. – a small casino or gambling establishment with low-stakes games
 
• DIME’S WORTH
n. 1. M20 US drug culture sl. – a ten-dollar bag of drugs or marijuana
n. 2. 2002 UK sl. – the (variable) amount of heroin that is sufficient to cause death
 
• DIMICATE
vb. 1656 obs. – to fight, to contend, to skirmish 
 
• DIMICATION
n. 1623 rare – the act of fighting; a fight, battle, contest; contention, strife 
 
• DIMICK
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a small quantity, esp. of food 
 
• DIMICKING
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a small quantity 
 
• DIMIDIATE
adj. 1768-74 – divided into two equal parts; halved, half
vb. 1623 – to divide into two equal parts; to halve
 
• DIMINITY
n. 1859 Eng. dial. – a diminutive person or animal 
 
• DIMIT
n. 1746 Eng. dial. – dusk, evening twilight; often in plural 
 
• DIMITY
adj. 1884 Eng. dial. – dark, dusk 
 
• DIMMACK
n. 1823 Sc. sl. – money 
 
• DIMMERY
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a dark, ill-lighted room or passage 
 
• DIMMET
n. 1746 Eng. dial. – dusk, evening twilight; often in plural 
 
• DIMMIE
n. 1893 Eng. dial. – a small, shallow place 
 
• DIMMIES
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a vain, frivolous woman 
 
• DIMMO
n. 1977 Can. sl. – a stupid person
 
• DIMMOCK
n. 1812 sl. – money
 
• DIMMY
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a stone about the size of a person’s head
 
• DIMMY-SIMMY
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – languishing, affected
 
• DIMP
n. 1940 UK sl., orig. military – a cigarette end
vb. 1821 Eng. dial. – to mark with dimples or ripples
 
• DIMPLE
n. 1. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals
n. 2. 1997 US sl. – a dent on a car’s body
 
• DIMPS
n. 1. 1810 Eng. dial. – dusk, twilight
n. 2. 1996 UK sl. – a small amount of money, tobacco, or other prison currency
 
• DIMPSE
n. 1867 Eng. dial. – twilight, dusk
 
• DIMPSEY
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. obs. – neat, smart
 
• DIMPSY
adj. 1892 Eng. dial. – dark, dim
n. 1892 Eng. dial. – twilight, dusk
 
• DIMPSY BROWN
adj. Bk1900 N. Ireland – dull brown, mouse-coloured
 
• DIMRACKER
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – a disaster; a complete failure
 
• DIMSEL
n. Bk1900 Eng. dial. obs. – a piece of stagnant water, larger than a pond and smaller than a lake
 
• DIMWIT
n. 1921 US sl. – a slow-witted fool
 
• DIMWITTED
adj. 1940 US sl. – stupid, slow


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Updated: September 22, 2022