Dictionary: EY – EZ

• EYCHER
n. 1916 Sc. – a small quantity; a drop; a very small piece  
 
• EYDENCE
n. 1834 Sc. obs. – diligence, hard work, assiduity
 
• EYE
adj. 1900 US criminals’ sl. – pert. to the Pinkerton Detective Agency
n. 1. c1595 sl. – the vagina
n. 2. 1900 US sl. – a detective  
n. 3. World War I Amer. sl. – a periscope  
n. 4. 1949 sl. – a warning
n. 5. 1953 African American sl. – a hole
n. 6. 1959 sl. – a lookout
n. 7. 1961 US college sl. – a television set
n. 8. 1971 US sl. – the anus in reference to anal copulation  
n. 9. 20C sl. – a breast  
n. 10. M20 US sl. – anal copulation  
 
• THE EYE
n. 1. 1900 US criminals’ sl. – Pinkerton’s Detective Agency
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a flirtatious glance  
 
• EYEABLE
adj. 1889 Amer. dial. arch. – pleasant to look at, comely  

• EYE ACHE
n. 1998 sl. – a bore, a nuisance, an irritation
 
• EYEBAIT
n. 1. 1884 Amer. dial. – a small herring  
n. 2. 1985 Amer. dial. – pieces of fish used as bait

 • EYEBALL
n. 1. 1952 Amer. dial. – someone precious or dear; one’s favourite person; the most beloved child in a family  
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – a person who is disliked because he seems to think he knows everything; a know-it-all  
n. 3. 1966 Amer. dial. – an inexperienced person, one who looks on
n. 4.  1967 sl. – a look or glance; an inspection
n. 5. 1967 US college sl. – a television set
n. 6. 1993 sl. – a careful person
vb. 1. 1846 sl., orig. Aust. – to look at; to look around; to stare at, to ogle
vb. 2. 1946 sl., orig. US – to inspect, to examine
vb. 3. 1958 Amer. dial. – to measure by eye; to estimate  
vb. 4. 1966 Amer. dial. – to go about aimlessly looking for distraction  
vb. 5. 1967 US sl. – to meet or experience in person
 
• EYEBALLER
n. 1920 Amer. dial. – a meddlesome or interfering person; a gossiping busybody  

• EYEBALLING
n. 1846 sl. – staring, esp. by a man at a woman
 
• EYEBALL PALACE
n. M20 US homosexual usage – a homosexual bar; any place where homosexual males can meet one another  

• EYEBALL QUEEN
n. 1964 US homosexual sl. – a person who stares rather than talks
 
• EYEBALLS
n. 1. 1952 Amer. dial. – someone precious or dear; one’s favourite person
n. 2. 1975 sl. – headlights

• EYE BOOGER
n. 1989 US college sl. – the small pieces of ‘sleep’ or mucus that collect in the corners of the eyes
 
• EYE-BREE
n. 1. c1000 obs. – an eyelid
n. 2. 1577 obs. – an eyelash
n. 3. 1750 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – an eyebrow
 
• EYE-BRINE
n. 1606 obs. – tears

• EYE BUNGER
n. 1888 sl. – a setback, something that ‘blacks one’s eye’
 
• EYE BURNER
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a diligent student
 
• EYE CATCHER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive
 
• EYE CHATTER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a flirtatious glance
 
• EYE CRUTCHES
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – eyeglasses
 
• EYE DOCTOR
n. 1930 US homosexual sl. – a male homosexual, i.e. one who practices anal intercourse

• EYE DROPS
n. 1963 US sl. – tears

• EYE-EYE!
int. 1953 sl. – look at that! what’s all this! take a look around!
 
• EYE FILLER
n. 1. 1935 Amer. sl. – an attractive woman
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a beautiful or attractive thing

• EYEFUCK
n. 1. 1976 US sl. – a lustful stare
n. 2. 1991 US sl. – an aggressive, challenging stare
vb. 1. 1916 US sl. – (as ‘eye-fuck’) to stare pointedly and lustfully at a sexually desirable person
vb. 2. 1972 sl. – (as ‘eye-fuck’) to stare with deliberate, challenging aggressiveness
vb. 3. 1995 sl. – (as ‘eye-fuck’) to stare, without sexual overtones
 
• EYEFUL
n. 1. 1934 sl. – a strikingly beautiful woman
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive

• EYE-GAME
vb. 1965 W. Indies – to stare at and ogle women
 
• EYE GIVER
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a flirt

• EYEGLASS WEATHER
n. 1909 sl. – foggy weather, in which one cannot see clearly

• EYE IN THE SKY
n. 1. 1961 sl., orig. US – a two-way mirror used for security in a casino
n. 2. 1975 sl., orig. US – a police or traffic helicopter
 
• EYELASHER
n. 1917 Amer. dial. – an eyelash

• EYELID MOVIES
n. 1971 US sl. – daydreams, fantasies enjoyed with the eyes closed, often as stimulated by a hallucinogenic drug

• EYE-LIMPET
n. 1889 sl. – an artificial eye
 
• EYELY
adj. 1561 obs. rare – visible or apparent to the eye; evident, obvious

• EYE OF THE LAW
n. 1901 sl. – a detective, a private eye
 
• EYE OF THE WORLD
n. 1. 1822 – the sun
n. 2. B1900 – literature
 
• EYE-OPENER
n. 1. 1818 sl., orig. US – the first drink of the day
n. 2. 1863 sl. – a surprise, a shock, not necessarily unpleasant
n. 3. 1890 Brit. sl. – the penis
n. 4. 1919 sl. – an attractive woman
n. 5. 1927 US criminals’ sl. – a tramp who has homosexual sex with a young companion
n. 6. 1938 US drug culture sl. – the day’s first dose of a drug
n. 7. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive 
n. 8. 1971 drug culture sl. – amphetamine
n. 9. M20 US sl. – a substance which gives a charge or jolt, such as a cold shower
n. 10. 2001 drug culture sl. – crack cocaine
 
• EYE-POPPING
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – astonishing, remarkable, sensational
 
• EYEREACH
n. 1903 Amer. dial. – an expanse of country which extends as far as the eye can see
 
• EYES
n. 1. 1932 US sl. – the breasts; the nipples
n. 2. 1965 Amer. dial. – eyeglasses
n. 3. 1992 African-American sl. – sunglasses
n. 4. 1992 US prison sl. – mirrors held through the bars of one’s cell and used to survey the outer world
 
• EYE SALVE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive
 
• EYE-SEERS
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – eyeglasses
 
• EYE-SERVANT
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – one who works adequately only when watched
 
• EYE-SERVICE
n. 1976 Amer. dial. – work poorly done

• EYE-SHOOT
vb. 2001 US sl. – to stare at aggressively
 
• EYE SHOP
vb. M20 US homosexual usage – to seek a homosexual partner through prolonged eye contact
 
• EYES IN THE BREECHES
phr. 1957 Amer. dial. – an expression of warning for a tear in the pants

• EYES LIKE PISSHOLES IN A SNOWBANK
n. 1975 orig. military usage – deeply sunken eyes, often bloodshot

• EYES LIKE PISSHOLES IN THE SNOW
n. 1982 orig. military usage – deeply sunken eyes, often bloodshot

• EYES LIKE TWO BURNT HOLES IN A BLANKET
n. 1923 orig. military usage – deeply sunken eyes, often bloodshot
 
• EYESOME
adj. 1584 obs. – pleasant to the eyes

EYES OUT
adv. 1988 NZ sl. – as fast as possible
 
• EYE STINGER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a dragonfly
 
• EYE STITCHER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a dragonfly
 
• EYE TAKER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a dragonfly

• EYETALIAN
adj. 1922 sl. – Italian; pert. to Italian culture or language
n. 1898 sl., derogatory – an Italian

• EYETALLYANO
adj. 1922 sl. – Italian; pert. to Italian culture or language
n. 1898 sl., derogatory – an Italian

• EYETEETH
n. 1844 Amer. dial. – one’s prized possessions

• EYETEYE
adj. 1922 sl. – Italian; pert. to Italian culture or language
n. 1898 sl., derogatory – an Italian
 
• THE EYE THAT WEEPS MOST WHEN PLEASED
n. 1890 Brit. sl. – the female genitals; the vagina
 
• EYETIE
n. 1925 sl., derogatory – an Italian

• EYETO; EYETOE
adj. 1955 Aust. sl. – Italian
n. 1. 1941 Aust. sl. – an Italian
n. 2. 1958 Aust. sl. – the Italian language
 
• EYE TREAT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive 
 
EYETY;  EYETYE
n. 1925 sl., derogatory – an Italian
 
• EYEWASH
n. 1. 1884 sl. – something that conceals the reality of a situation; nonsense, humbug
n. 2. 1927 US sl. – cheap alcohol
n. 3. 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage – a garnish on food, such as raisin sauce on plain white cake
 
• EYE-WATER
n. 1. 1801 sl. – brandy
n. 2. 1823 Brit. sl. – gin
n. 3. 1940 Amer. dial. – liquor, esp. illegal whisky
 
• EYE WIDENER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something beautiful or attractive
 
• EYE-WIDENING
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – astonishing
 
• EYE-WINK
n. 1967Amer. dial. – an eyelash
 
• EYE-WINKER
n. 1872 Amer. dial. – an eyelash
 
• EYME
n. 1721 Sc. obs. – uncle; orig. used to refer to a mother’s brother only, later applied also to a father’s brother, and hence to a gossip or familiar friend 
 
• EYOT
n. 1840 Eng. dial. – an island in a river
 
• EYTIE
n. 1925 sl., derogatory – an Italian
 
• EYTO
n. 1925 sl., derogatory – an Italian
 
• EYVY-KEYVY
adj. 1874 Eng. dial. – unsteady, trembling in the balance; uncertain, undetermined, doubtful, wavering, precarious
adv. 1717 Eng. dial. – all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy
 
• EZEL
n. 1910s S. Afr. sl. – a fool, a simpleton
 
• EZOD
n. 1597 obs. – the letter Z


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