Dictionary: FL – FLAQ

• FLAB
n. 1958 sl. – fatness
 
• FLABBERDEGASKY
vb. 1822 obs. nonce word – to astonish greatly; to confound, to flabbergast
 
• FLABBERDEGAZ
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense  
 
• FLABBERGAST
vb. 1772 – to astound; to surprise  
 
• FLABBERGASTED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted  
 
• FLACK
n. 1939 sl., orig. US – a publicity agent  
 
• FLADGE
n. 1958 sl. – flagellation as a means of sexual gratification, and also pornographic literature concentrating on flagellation
 
• FLADGES
n. 19C Eng. dial. – snowflakes  
 
• FLADJ
n. 1958 sl. – flagellation as a means of sexual gratification, and also pornographic literature concentrating on flagellation
 
• FLAG
n. 1. 1851 sl. – an apron; hence a badge of office or trade 
n. 2. Bk1893 sl. – the ‘menstrual cloth’ 
n. 3. Bk1903 sl. – fourpence
 
• FLAG-ABOUT
n. Bk1893 sl. – a strumpet
 
• FLAG AWAY
vb. 20C NZ – to consider unimportant; to brush aside
 
• FLAG BY
vb. 20C NZ – to consider unimportant; to brush aside
 
• FLAGE
n. 1958 sl. – flagellation as a means of sexual gratification, and also pornographic literature concentrating on flagellation
 
• FLAGELLATE
vb. 1623 – to whip, scourge, flog
 
• FLAGELLOMANIA
n. 1895 – enthusiasm for whipping or being whipped
 
• FLAGELLOMANIAC
adj. 1895 – enthusiastic about or deriving (sexual) pleasure from whipping or being whipped
n. 1899 – a person who is enthusiastic about or derives (sexual) pleasure from whipping or being whipped
 
• FLAGGER
n. 1865 sl. – a street-walker
 
• FLAGGY
adj. 1576 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – drooping; limp
 
• THE FLAG IS UP
phr. Bk1893 sl. – the ‘menstrual flux is on’  
 
• FLAGITIOUS
adj. 14C – atrociously wicked; vicious; outrageous
 
• FLAG OF DEFIANCE
n. Bk1893 sl. – a drunken roisterer
 
• FLAG OF DISTRESS
n. Bk1893 sl. – a flying shirt-tail
 
• FLAGS
n. 1. 1575 – the long feathers on the leg of a hawk or falcon
n. 2. Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl. – a signal quartermaster
 
• FLAG UNFURLED
n. Bk1893 rhyming sl. – a man of the world  
 
• FLAG-WAVING
n. 20C colloq. – an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling
 
• FLAIL
vb. 20C teen & high school sl. – to do poorly on or fail a test; to mess up  
 
• FLAK
n. 1. 1968 sl., orig. US – adverse criticism  
n. 2. Bk1998 sl. – a public relations person  
 
• FLAKE
n. 1959 sl., chiefly US – a crazy, eccentric, or unreliable person  
vb. 20C teen & high school sl. – to miss an appointment or not show for a date  
 
• FLAKED OUT
adj. 1950s Amer. sl. – tired
 
• FLAKE OUT
vb. 1942 sl. – to collapse or fall asleep as through extreme exhaustion; to become unconscious
 
• FLAKEY
adj. 1953 sl., orig. US – crazy, eccentric  
 
• FLAK HAPPY
adj. World War II Amer. sl. – slap-happy; slightly muddled mentally  
 
• FLAKIES
n. 20C colloq. – dandruff
 
• FLAKY
adj. 1953 sl., orig. US – crazy, eccentric  
 
• FLAM
adj. 1692 sl. – false
n. 1. 1598 sl. – nonsense; humbug; flattery; a lie; deception; a sham
n. 2. 1785 sl. – a single stroke on the drum
vb. Bk1893 colloq. – to flatter; to lie; to take in; to cheat or deceive
 
• FLAMATIOUS
adj. 1688 obs. – burning hot  
 
• FLAMBERGAST
vb. 1869 Eng. & Amer. dial. – to amaze, astonish, bewilder, perplex; to take by surprise  
 
• FLAMBLE
vb. 1557 obs. rare – to be in flames, to flame
 
• FLAMBUGINOUS
adj. 1813 rare – of the nature of a ‘flam’; nonsensical, sham
 
• FLAMBUSTERED
adj. 19C Eng. dial. – excited, agitated  
 
• FLAMBUSTIOUS
adj. 1. 1868 Amer. sl. – gaudy, showy
adj. 2. 1868 Amer. sl. – of enjoyment: good, pleasant
 
• FLAMDOODLE
n. 1833 Amer. sl. – nonsense; vain boasting; empty talk
 
• FLAME
int. 20C – an expletive; hell!  
n. 1. E18 sl. – a sweetheart, a mistress in keeping
n. 2. 1859 sl. – a venereal disease
n. 3. 1940s US sl. – a blatantly homosexual man
n. 4. 20C colloq. – an abusive message posted online or sent by electronic mail, esp. to express anger or criticism
vb. 1. 20C – to show great emotion; to become angry or excited
vb. 2. 20C colloq. – to post an abusive comment online or send an abusive email
 
• FLAME ARTIST
n. 1940s US sl. – a blatantly homosexual man
 
• FLAMEOUT
n. 20C sl. – a complete failure
 
• FLAMER
n. 1. L17 sl. – an admirer, a lover, a promiscuous woman
n. 2. c1805 – a conspicuous, ostentatious person who ‘burns brightly’; someone or something very unusual or vigorous 
n. 3. c1805 – a stiff criticism; a row; a quarrel 
n. 4. 1840 sl. – a man, woman, thing, or incident above the common
n. 5. E19 sl. – a redhead
n. 6. L19 sl. – a safety match burning with notably bright flame
n. 7. L19 sl. – an enthusiast; a success with the female sex, a lady’s man
n. 8. 1916 Royal Air Force usage – an aircraft coming down in flames  
n. 9. 1930s sl. – a clumsy, embarrassing, or highly unpleasant person
n. 10. 1940s US sl. – a blatantly homosexual man
n. 11. 1960s sl. – anyone who commits a major social error; thus the error itself
n. 12. 1990s African-American sl. – a gun
 
• FLAMERS
n. c1885 sl. – safety-matches giving a bright flame 
 
• FLAME THROWER
n. 1940s US sl. – a blatantly homosexual man  
 
• FLAMES
n. 1823 colloq. – a red-haired person; also, a term of address
 
• FLAMFEW
n. 1580 arch. – a gaudy ornament; a dazzling trifle; a gewgaw; something pretty and of little value
 
• FLAMFOO
n. 1. 19C Sc. – a gaudily-dressed woman whose chief pleasure consists in dress
n. 2. 19C Sc. – a gaudy ornament of female dress
 
• FLAMIGIGS
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – airs and graces; affectations  
 
• FLAMIN’
adj. 20C teen & high school sl. – infatuated, mad  
 
• FLAMING
adj. 1. 1738 sl. – excessively noticeable, flagrant, monstrous; conspicuous
adj. 2. 1887 sl. – of tobacco: very strong  
adj. 3. 1895 UK sl. – an intensifier
adj. 4. 1941 US homosexual sl. – ostentatiously homosexual
adj. 5. 1990s US students’ sl. – sexy
adj. 6. 20C – vehement; passionate
adj. 7. 2000s Irish sl. – drunk
adv. 1895 UK sl. – an intensifier
n. 1. 1950s sl. – speaking incessantly and obsessive on a particular topic of little interest to anyone but oneself
n. 2. 1980s sl. – using ‘bulletin boards’ and other communications links to circulate obscene messages, pictures, etc.
 
• FLAMING ARSEHOLE
n. 1942 Aust. airmen’s usage – a large red circle painted on side of Japanese aircraft  
 
• FLAMING ASSHOLE
n. 1968 US sl. – a truly despicable person
 
• FLAMING COFFIN
n. 1. 1919 US sl. – a DH-4 bomber aircraft
n. 2. Amer. World War I sl. – an airplane falling in flames
 
• FLAMING END
n. 1983 UK sl. – a remarkable and pleasing thing or person
 
• FLAMING FURY
n. 1960 Aust. sl. – a toilet built over a deep pit in the ground, the contents of which are periodically set alight
 
• FLAMING HELL!
int. c1925 – an expletive; hell! used for expressing surprise, anger, amazement, etc.
 
• FLAMING NORA!
int. 1979 UK euphemism – used for expressing surprise, anger, amazement, etc.
 
• FLAMINGO
n. c1910 – an inhabitant of Flanders 
 
• FLAMING ONIONS
n. 1917 sl. – a projectile consisting of about ten incendiary shells shot upwards in quick succession  
 
• FLAMING WELL
adv. 1955 Aust. sl. – damned well
 
• FLAMMIVOMOUS
adj. 1663-76 rare  – vomiting or belching flames of fire, as a volcano
 
• FLAMMULE
n. Bk1897 – a small flame
 
• FLAMP
vb. 1. L19 army sl. – to sell Army property illegally  
vb. 2. c1937 Royal Air Force usage – to flatter; to wheedle 
 
• FLAM-SAUCE
n. 1833 sl. – transparent nonsense
 
• FLAN
n. 20C Royal Navy usage – red tape  
 
• FLANAGAN
n. 1992 UK rhyming sl. – a gallon (of motor fuel)
 
• FLANAGAN AND ALLEN
n. 1992 UK rhyming sl. – a gallon (of motor fuel)
 
• FLANDERKIN
adj. 1694 obs. – Flemish
n. 1. 1690 sl. – a very large fat man or horse  
n. 2. 1698 obs. – an inhabitant of Flanders
 
• FLANDERS EARTH
n. World War I army sl. – mud  
 
• FLANDERS FORTUNE
n. L17 sl. – a relatively small fortune or inheritance
 
• FLANDERS PIECE
n. 1690 sl. – a painting that looks good from a distance but not so good close to  
 
• FLANDERS RECKONING
n. E17 sl. – spending money in a place that has no links to the place where one received the money
 
• FLANE
vb. 1876 – to walk idly; to saunter
 
• FLANGE
n. 1. 1960s sl. – the head of the penis
n. 2. 1985 Aust. sl. – the outer lips of the vagina
n. 3. 1996 sl., orig. US – the vagina 
vb. 2002 UK sl. – to walk along
 
• FLANGEHEAD
n. 1949 sl., derogatory – a nickname for an East Asian; a Chinese person
 
• FLANGER
n. 1957 US sl. – in target shooting: a shot that strikes outside a close group of shots on the target
 
• FLANK
vb. 1. 1830 sl. – to crack a whip; also, to hit a mark with the lash of one
vb. 2. M19 US sl., orig. military usage – to dodge, to evade
vb. 3. M19 US sl., orig. military usage – to trick out of
 
• FLANKARD
n. 16C sl. – a venereal sore
 
• FLANKER
n. 1. M19 sl. –  a blow; a punch; a retort; a kick
n. 2. M19 sl. – a verbal response
n. 3. 1923 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage – a trick or swindle, a hoax
n. 4. World War II Amer. sl. – a tall person
 
• FLANKEY
n. 1848 sl. – the posteriors
 
• FLANNEL
n. 1. E19 sl. – grog, punch, or gin-twist with a dash of beer
n. 2. 1927 Brit. sl. –  insincere or exaggerated talk intended to flatter or deceive; indirect or evasive talk; deceiving flattery, humbug, rubbish, nonsense
vb. 1941 Brit. sl. – to talk evasively to; to flatter; to deceive with insincere or flattering talk
 
• FLANNEL BACK
n. L19 sl. – a navvy, who wears such a garment
 
• FLANNEL EARS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – deaf ears  
 
• FLANNEL-JACKET
n. L19 sl. – a navvy, who wears such a garment
 
• FLANNELLED FOOL
n. 20C, derogatory – a cricketer
 
• FLANNEL-MOUTH
n. 1881 US sl. – a flatterer; an exaggerated talker
 
• FLANNELMOUTHED
adj. 1. 1973 US – speaking indistinctly and in a muffled way
adj. 2. 1973 US –  speaking too loudly or too much, often talking nonsense
 
• FLANNEL PANEL
n. 2002 UK sl. – in a magazine: a list of who did what in that edition
 
• FLANNIE;  FLANNY
n. 1996 Aust. sl. –  a shirt made of flannel or flannelette
 
• FLANNO
adj. 1987 Aust. sl. – -made from flannelette
n. 1996 Aust. sl. – a shirt made of flannel or flannelette
 
• FLANTITANTING
adj. 1596 obs. nonce word – flaunting
 
• FLANTUM-FLATHERUM PIEBALD DILL
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – a woman fantastically dressed in a variety of colours
 
FLAP
n. 1. 1539 sl. – a blow
n. 2. 1916 sl. – a state of panic, distress, agitation or restlessness; a disturbance or crisis
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a giddy girl
n. 4. 1955 Aust. prison & criminals’ sl. – a cheque 
n. 5. 1960 Aust. sl. – the mouth
n. 6. 1977 Amer. sl., World War II usage – an ear
n. 7. 1992 UK sl. – strands of hair that a semi-bald man may cultivate and style to lay over his naked pate
vb. 1. Bk1893 sl. – to pay, to fork out
vb. 2. Bk1893 sl. – to possess a woman carnally
vb. 3. Bk1893 thieves’ sl. – to rob; to swindle
vb. 4. 1912 sl. – to be or become agitated or flustered; to panic
vb. 5. 20C – to toss, fling, slam, etc., abruptly or noisily
 
• FLAPADOSHA
adj. 19C Eng. dial. – showy; eccentric  
n. 19C Eng. dial. – an eccentric, showy person with superficial manners  
 
FLAP A JAY
vb. 1885 sl. – to swindle a greenhorn; to dupe
 
FLAPDOODLE
n. 1. 1833 sl. –  transparent nonsense; empty talk
n. 2. Bk1893 sl. – the penis 
 
FLAPDOODLER
n. Bk1893 Amer. sl. – a braggart agitator
 
FLAP-DRAGON
n. 1690 sl. – the pox or ‘clap’
 
FLAPJACKED
adj. 2002 US sl. – drunk
 
FLAPJAW
n. 1950 US sl. – a person who talks incessantly
 
FLAPMAN
n. Bk1893 prison sl. – a convict promoted for good behaviour to first or second class
 
FLAPPABLE
adj. 20C colloq. – easily upset or agitated
 
FLAPPER
n. 1. 1833 sl. – the hand
n. 2. Bk1893 sl. – a fledgling wild duck
n. 3. Bk1893 sl. – a little girl
n. 4. Bk1893 sl. – a very young prostitute
n. 5. Bk1893 sl. – the penis
n. 6. 1933 US sl. – the ear
n. 7. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a giddy girl
n. 8.1976 US sl. – a radio antenna
 
FLAPPERESE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – slang of the 1920s  
 
FLAPPERETTE
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a giddy girl  
 
FLAPPERITIS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – fondness for girls  
 
FLAPPEROO
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a giddy girl  
 
FLAPPERS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – the ears  
 
FLAPPER-SHAKER
n. 1833 sl. – the hand
 
FLAPPER-SHAKING
n. 1853 sl. – hand-shaking
 
FLAPPER STEAK
n. 1947 US sl. – a pig’s ear sandwich
 
FLAPPER TRACK
n. 1977 Ireland – an unofficial greyhound race track often used so that dogs could get a ‘kill’ to sharpen their appetites before an official race
 
FLAPPING TRACK
n. 1977 UK sl. – a small, unlicensed dog racing track
 
FLAPPY
adj. 1. 1846 Eng. dial. – giddy, unsteady 
adj. 2. 1905 – loose; flapping
 
FLAPPY FEMME
n. Bk1942 Amer. college sl. – a giddy girl  
 
• FLAPPY-TONGUE
n. 19C Eng. dial. – one whose word cannot be relied on  
 
FLAPS
n. 1. 1972 US sl. – the female breasts
n. 2. 2002 UK sl. – the vaginal lips
 
• FLAP-SAUCE
n. 1. 1540 obs. – a glutton 
n. 2. 1833 sl. – transparent nonsense
 
FLAP THE DIMMOCK
vb. Bk1893 sl. – to pay


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Updated: September 22, 2022