Dictionary: FUN – FZ

• FUN
adj. 1827 – enjoyable; pleasant; entertaining
n. 1. 1699 – fraud or deception; a trick played on a person
n. 2. 17C Brit. sl. – the anus; the posteriors  
vb. 1685 rare – to cheat or cajole a person out of something; to deceive, to trick

• FUNAMBULANT
n. 1608 obs. rare – a person who walks or performs on a rope stretched between two points at some height above the ground; a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULATE
vb. 1865 – to walk or perform on a rope stretched between two points at some height above the ground; to walk on a tightrope

• FUNAMBULATION
n. 1707 rare – a walking or performing on a rope stretched between two points at some height above the ground; tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULATOR
n. 1658 rare – a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULATORY
adj. a1670 – relating to tightrope walking; practising tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULE
n. 1697 – a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULER
n. 1659 obs. rare – a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULIC
adj. 1833 rare – relating to tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULING
n. 1650 obs. rare – tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULISM
n. 1801 – tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULIST
n. 1789 – a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULO
n. 1605 obs. – a tightrope walker

• FUNAMBULOUS
adj. a1682 obs. – relating to tightrope walking; practising tightrope walking

• FUNAMBULUS
n. 1607 – a tightrope walker
 
• FUN AND FROLICS
n. 19C rhyming sl. for ‘ballocks’ – the testicles  
 
• FUN AND GAMES
n. 1. M20 US sl. – sexual play or intercourse
n. 2. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – nonsense; a waste of time
 
• FUNBAGS
n. 1966 sl. – the female breasts, esp. when large
 
• FUNCH
n. 1970s sl. – sexual liaisons at lunchtime

• FUNCTIONARY
adj. 1606 rare – functioning or operative; functional

• FUNCTIONATE
vb. 1843 rare – to perform one’s function; to operate, to function

• FUND
n. 1. 1636 obs. – the bottom of something; the lowest part
n. 2. 1671 obs. – basis, foundation
n. 3. 1694 obs. rare – a farm

• FUNDAL
adj. 1688 obs. rare – forming a base

• FUNDAMEN
n. 1677 obs. rare – basis, foundation
 
• FUNDAMENT
n. 1. c1300 rare – the lowest part, bottom, or base of something; the foundation or base of a wall, building, etc.
n. 2. c1325 arch. – the buttocks, the backside

• FUNDAMENTAL
adj. a1654 chiefly humorous usage – relating to the buttocks
 
• FUNDAMENTAL FEATURES
n. 1818 colloq. – the posteriors

• FUNDAMENTALLY
adv. 1587 obs. – from the bottom up; thoroughly, completely

• FUNDAMENTALS
n. 1864 – fundamental requisites; necessities

• FUNDAMENTIVE
adj. 1593 obs. rare – primary, original

• FUNDATIVE
adj. 1677 rare – having the power of founding or originating something

• FUNDATORIAL
adj. 1727 – belonging to a founder

• FUNDATORY
adj. 1636 rare – relating to the founding of something

• FUNDATRIX
n. 1549 obs. – a woman who founds or endows and institution; a female founder
 
• FUNDI ; FUNDIE;  FUNDY
n. 1. 1982 sl. – a fundamentalist politician; a member of the radical left wing of the German Green Party
n. 2. 1982 sl. – a believer in the literal truth of Scripture  

• FUNDIBLE
adj. 1775 obs. rare – able to be poured
n. 1579 obs. rare – a funnel

• FUNDIED
adj. 1565 Sc. rare – benumbed with cold; chilled; also, sensitive to cold

• FUNDO
n. 1985 colloq. – a fundamentalist
 
• FUNDS
n. L19 African-American & students’ sl. – money

• FUNDUS
n. 1839 obs. rare – basis, foundation

• FUNDY
vb. 1487 chiefly Sc., obs. – to become stiff or make numb with cold

• FUNDYING
n. 1487 Sc., obs. rare – a chilling or numbing with cold

• FUNEBRAL
adj. 1581 rare – relating to a funeral; mournful, gloomy, melancholy

• FUNEBRIAL
adj. 1604 rare – relating to a funeral; mournful, gloomy, melancholy
 
• FUNEBRIOUS
adj. 1630 obs. – pert. to funerals; hence, gloomy, sad, melancholy, mournful

• FUNEBROUS
adj. 1654 rare – relating to a funeral; mournful, gloomy, melancholy

• FUNEL
n. a1400 obs. – a rope

• FUNERAL
adj. 1. c1405 obs. – relating to the ceremonial burial or cremation of the dead; observed, delivered, etc., at a funeral
adj. 2. c1425 – mournful, gloomy, melancholy
n. 1. a1534 obs. – a person’s death
n. 2. a1547 obs. – a monument in memory of the dead; a place of burial; a grave

• FUNERAL IT
vb. 1641 obs. rare – to mourn for the dead
 
• FUNERALIZE
vb. 1. 1654 obs. – to render sad or melancholy
vb. 2. 1860 Amer. – to perform a religious ceremony at a funeral
vb. 3. 1863 Amer. – to hold a funeral or memorial service

• FUNERALLY
adv. 1. 1624 obs. – with funeral ceremonies
adv. 2. 1829 – mournfully, gloomily

• FUNERALS
n. 1496 obs. – funeral expenses

• FUNERARY
adj. 1661 – relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead

• FUNERATE
vb. 1548 obs. – to bury with funeral rites

• FUNERATION
n. 1624 obs. – the performance of funeral rites

• FUNEROUS
adj. 1650 obs. – characterized by death or funerals; gloomy, mournful

• FUNEST
adj. 1636 rare – causing death or evil; fatal., disastrous; dreadful

• FUNESTAL
adj. 1538 obs. – characterized by death or funerals; gloomy, mournful

• FUNESTATE
vb. 1623 obs. rare – to defile or pollute, esp. with a dead body

• FUNESTATION
n. a1626 rare – defilement, pollution, esp. through contact with a dead body

• FUNESTOUS
adj. 1641 obs. – causing death or evil; fatal, disastrous; dreadful

• FUNG
n. 1665 obs. – a fungus

• FUNGE
n. 1. a1398 obs. – a mushroom or fungus
n. 2. 1621 obs. – a person lacking intelligence or common sense; a fool

• FUNGIFY
vb. 1650 obs. rare – to fulfil an office or its functions; to perform, to discharge

• FUNGIVOROUS
adj. 1991 – enjoying eating mushrooms

• FUNGO
n. 1. 1562 obs. – a mushroom or fungus
n. 2. 1867 baseball usage – a ball hit to give practice to fielders, usually by tossing it up and swinging
n. 3. 1867 baseball usage – a long, light bat used to hit practice balls to fielders
vb. 1889 – in baseball: to hit a fly ball, esp. one that has been tossed into the air by oneself
 
• FUNGOO!
int. 1950s US sl. – an exclamation of contempt or dismissal, e.g. go fuck yourself!  

• FUNGO STICK
n. 1860s baseball sl. – a bat used to hit balls for fielding practice
 
• FUNGUS
n. 1. 1659 – an unpleasant person
n. 2. 1904 jocular usage – men’s facial hair; a moustache; a beard
n. 3. 1910s sl. – an old man
 
• FUNGUS-FACE
n. 1. L18 sl. – an unpleasant person
n. 2. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – a bearded man
n. 3. 20C sl. – an insult to a person

• FUNGUS-FACED
adj. 1980s US teen sl. – repulsive; ugly

• FUNGUS PRODUCTION
n. 1823 obs. – something, esp. a work of literature, which has sprung up rapidly and ephemerally

• FUNIBLE
n. 1654 obs. – a funnel

• FUNIC
adj. 1840 – relating to the umbilical cord

• FUNICAL
adj. 1753 obs. rare – relating to the umbilical cord

• FUNICULAR
adj. 1764 – operated by means of a rope or cable

• FUNICULAR RAILWAY
n. 1874 – a railway that uses a cable to move carriages up and down a steep incline, as a cliff or mountainside, with the ascending and descending carriages counterbalancing each other

• FUNICULUS
n. 1. 1667 rare – the umbilical cord
n. 2. 1706 rare – a small rope

• FUNIPENDULOUS
adj. 1706 obs. – hanging from a rope or string

• FUNIPOTENT
adj. 1880 obs. – playing tricks with ropes

• FUNIS
n. 1727 rare – the umbilical cord
 
• FUN JOINT
n. 1940s US drug culture sl. – an opium den  
 
• FUNK
n. 1. a1393 obs. – a spark
n. 2. a1400 – a worthless or contemptible person or thing
n. 3. 1606 – a strong, usually unpleasant smell; a bad odour; a stench; a musky odour of sweat; a stink
n. 4. 1677 rare – tobacco, esp. of a poor, cheap, or inferior quality
n. 5. 1699 Sc. – thick smoke; a mass or cloud of smoke
n. 6. L17 sl. – tobacco smoke
n. 7. 1743 orig. Oxford University sl. – a state of cowardice, terror, fear; a state of panic, extreme nervousness, agitation
n. 8. 1790 Sc., rare – a blow delivered with the hand or food; a punch or kick
n. 9. 1808 orig. Sc. – a black mood; a state of depression; irritation, bad temper; a fit of gloom
n. 10. 1842 US sl., obs. – a perpetrator of any of various ruses to raise prices or otherwise cheat buyers at an auction
n. 11. 1860 sl. – a coward  
n. 12. L19 US criminals’ sl. – a cheat, a swindler
n. 13. 1900 sl., rare – a row or fuss; a furore
n. 14. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – a sneak thief 
n. 15. 1930s sl., orig. African-American – anything basic, elemental, earthy; the essence of being
n. 16. 1930s sl., orig. African-American – sweat generated during sex, dancing, general body odour
n. 17. 1950s African-American sl. – the ‘soul’ quality in Black music; the melancholy mood of the blues  
n. 18. 1970s US sl. – anything attractive or beautiful
n. 19. 20C Aust. & US criminals’ sl. – an informer
n. 20. 20C Amer. sl. – a kind of blues rock; jazz based on gospel music
n. 21. 20C teen & high school sl. – someone who thinks he or she is cool but definitely is not
n. 22. 2000s US students’ sl. – any sexually transmitted disease  
n. 23. 2000s US drug culture sl. – marijuana
vb. 1. 1684 obs. – to smoke tobacco
vb. 2. 1694 rare – to cause an offensive smell by breaking wind
vb. 3. 1699 obs. – to blow smoke on someone; to annoy with smoke; also, to offend with a strong smell
vb. 4. L17 sl. – of an object: to smoke
vb. 5. 1746 sl. – to act in a cowardly manner; to flinch or shrink through fear; to back out of something; to surrender in a cowardly fashion
vb. 6. 1789 obs. – to frighten or scare someone; to affect with anxiety, to unsettle
vb. 7. 1804 Sc. – to throw, toss, or cast something, esp. forcibly and swiftly
vb. 8. 1813 sl. – to be afraid; to lose one’s nerve, to avoid doing something out of fear  
vb. 9. 1829 obs. rare – to rot, to spoil, to become mouldy
vb. 10. E19 sl. – to try to back out of anything; to fight shy of; to wish or try to shirk or evade an undertaking, duty, etc.
vb. 11. E19 UK criminals’ sl. – to cheat
vb. 12. 1988 – to instil or inspire with energy or enthusiasm

• FUNKADELIC
adj. 1. 1969 US sl. – musically hard-edged and urban while also reminiscent of the effects of hallucinogenic drugs
adj. 2. 1970 – cool, stylish
 
• FUNKATEER
n. 1950s sl., orig. African-American – one who likes funk music

• FUNKED
adj. 1. 1831 rare – seized by fear or panic; frightened; agitated, unsettled, disturbed
adj. 2. 1835 – having an offensive smell; foul-smelling
 
• FUNKED-OUT
adj. 1. 1859 rare – seized by fear or panic; frightened; agitated, unsettled, disturbed
adj. 1. 1893 rare – having an offensive smell; foul-smelling
adj. 2. 1987 – made more interesting, exciting, or vibrant; enlivened
adj. 1. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – alcohol or drug intoxicated
adj. 2. 1990s sl. – in the style of the music and clothes promoted by the funk banks of the 1970s, esp. George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic
adj. 3. 1990s sl. – sophisticated; blasé
 
• FUNKED-UP
adj. 1. 1976 – excited, thrilled, esp. by music
adj. 2. 1990s African-American sl. – excellent; first-rate; splendid; wonderful; cool; sophisticated  
adj. 3. 1975 – made more interesting, exciting, or vibrant; enlivened
adj. 4. 1976 – intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
adj. 5. 2000s US sl. – hurt, painful
 
• FUNKER
n. 1. 1691 obs. rare – a person who smokes tobacco, esp. one who annoys others with tobacco smoke
n. 2. 1825 Sc. rare – a horse, donkey, etc. that is prone to kicking
n. 3. 19C sl. – a petty criminal, rated as the lowest order of thieves
n. 4. 1826 sl. – one who is a coward, a weakling, or a shirker
n. 5. 1893 Sc. rare – a recalcitrant person
n. 6. L19 sl. – a prostitute who quits the streets when the weather is bad
 
• FUNKEY
n. 1960s African-American sl. – the buttocks
 
• FUNK-HOLE
n. 1900 sl., orig. military usage  – anywhere one can hide; a refuge

• FUNKIFIED
adj. 1. 1965 – giving off a powerful and unpleasant smell
adj. 2. 1974 US sl. – tending toward a hard-edged, urban, Black 1970s style in music
 
• FUNKIFY
vb. 1. 19C sl. – to frighten or scare someone
vb. 2. 1998 – to make stylish or fashionable

• FUNKINESS
n. 1. 1843 orig. US – a having a strong, unpleasant, or pungent smell or flavour
n. 2. 1859 rare – fear, nervousness, timidity
n. 3. 1974 – unconventional or quirky stylishness
 
• FUNKING
adj. 1. 1699 obs. – smoking a pipe, smoking tobacco
adj. 2. L18 sl. – furious
adj. 3. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – euphemism for ‘fucking’
n. 1823 colloq. – a showing fear, nervousness, or cowardice; backing out of or evading something due to nerves, cowardice, etc.
 
• FUNK IT
vb. 18C sl. – to avoid an issue or an act through fear
 
• FUNK ON
vb. E18 sl. – to act in a coward mannerly; to flinch or shrink through fear; to worry
 
• FUNK ON A DUNK
vb. 1990s African-American sl. – to be insincere; to joke  
 
• FUNK OUT
vb. Bk1905 Amer. dial. – to back out in a cowardly manner

• FUNKSTER
n. 1982 sl., orig. US – a person who is trendy, fashionable, or cool
 
• FUNKSTICK
n. 1860 sl., orig. hunting usage – one who is a coward, a weakling, or a shirker; a nervous or timid person
 
• FUNK THE COBBLER
vb. 1785 UK juvenile usage – to ‘smoke out’ a schoolmate, usually with asafoetida
 
• FUNKUM
n. 1930s sl. – lavender, as sold in sachets
 
• FUNK UP
vb. 1967 African-American sl. – to make a smell; to ‘stink out’
 
• FUNKY
adj. 1. a1680 – having a strong or offensive smell; smelling of sweat; musky, pungent, rank
adj. 2. 1784 – of food or drink: having a rich, intense, or overripe smell or flavour; also, rancid, mouldy
adj. 2. 1837 rare – frightened, afraid, fearful, timid, nervous, cowardly  
adj. 3. 1855 Sc., obs. rare – prone to kicking; irritable, easily angered
adj. 4. 1935 African-American sl. – said of a nitty-gritty truly felt blues mood in jazz, and therefore in the people who produce this art form  
adj. 5. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – old  
adj. 6. 1946 US sl. – unpleasant, objectionable
adj. 7. 1950s Amer. sl. – genuine, without pretensions
adj. 8. 1967 – stylish or fashionable, esp. in an unconventional or quirky way; also, excellent, great
adj. 9. 1980s US students’ sl. – weird; strange  
adj. 10. 1990s US teen sl. – wrong, unsatisfactory
adj. 11. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – unkempt
adj. 12. 20C sl., orig. African-American – soulful, elemental
adv. 1960s US sl. – unkindly  
 
• FUNKY-ASS
adj. 1. 1960s African-American sl. – excellent, exciting
adj. 2. 1960s sl. – fashionable, ‘with it’
adj. 3. 1967 US sl. – deserving of contempt; worthless, low-down
adj. 4. 1970 US sl. – lively, bold, sassy
n. 1960s African-American sl. – (usually as ‘funky ass’) a general term of abuse, implying bad odours
 
• FUNKY-BUTT
adj. 1960s African-American sl. – excellent, exciting
n. 1980s African-American sl. – (usually as ‘funky butt’) an attractive woman   
 
• FUNKY-DRUNK
adj. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – alcohol intoxicated; stinking drunk
 
• FUNKY-FRESH
adj. 1982 colloq., orig. US – excellent, admirable; stylish, fashionable

• FUN-MAKER
n. 1835 – a comedian; a jester, a joker
 
• FUNNEL
n. 1. E18 sl. – the throat
n. 2. 1835 Eng. dial. – a mule whose sire is an ass
n. 3. 20C sl., orig. African-American – a drunkard
 
• FUNNIES
n. L19 sl. – deceitful or underhand practices

• FUNNIMENT
n. 1. 1822 colloq., rare – nonsense, silliness; humour; also, a being fun or funny
n. 2. 1826 – a comical action, remark, etc.; a joke, a witticism
 
• FUNNINESS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – eccentricity  

• FUNNIOSITY
n. 1. 1871 colloq. – a comical action, remark, etc.; a joke, a witticism
n. 2. 1876 rare – humour, jocularity
 
• FUNNY
adj. 1. 1751 sl. – tipsy, slightly drunk
adj. 2. 1793 colloq. – odd, peculiar, strange; interesting, surprising, unexpected
adj. 3. 1898 sl. – ill
adj. 4. L19 sl. – difficult, problematic, out of the ordinary
adj. 5. 1903 colloq. – deceptive, dishonest, unethical; also, inappropriate, improper
adj. 6. 1930s sl. – of a man: homosexual, effeminate; of a woman: lesbian
adj. 7. 1950s sl. – insane, crazy  
adj. 8. 1990s US students’ sl. – intoxicated by marijuana
adj. 9. 20C sl. – weak, out of control
adj. 10. 20C sl. – corrupt; fraudulent; of playing cards: tampered with
adj. 11. 20C US sl. – sexually aroused
 
• FUNNY AS A BIT OF STRING
adj. 1930s NZ sl. – highly amusing  
 
• FUNNY AS A BOX OF WORMS
adj. 1900s NZ sl. – very funny; often used ironically
 
• FUNNY AS A PIECE OF STRING
adj. 1930s NZ sl. – highly amusing  
 
• FUNNY BIN
n. 20C US sl. – a psychiatric institution
 
• FUNNY BIT
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals
 
• FUNNY-BUNNY
adj. 1960s US sl. – weird, odd, eccentric
n. 1960s US sl. – (usually as ‘funny bunny’) a victim
 
• FUNNY BUSINESS
n. 1. 1882 colloq. – nonsense, fooling around; illegal, underhand, or deceitful dealings; dishonesty  
n. 2. 1936 colloq. – engagement in sexual or romantic activity, esp. when inappropriate or unwelcome

• FUNNY CAR
n. 1965 US sl. – a dramatically modified car, usually having a powerful engine, oversized wheels, a raised rear suspension, etc.; esp. a drag racer so modified

• FUNNY DOPE
n. 1. 1904 obs. – funny or farcical actions, dialogue, etc.
n. 2. 1911 obs. – deceptive, dishonest, or unethical actions or behaviour
 
• FUNNY-FACE
n. 1. L19 sl. – a term of derision
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a term of affectionate address  
 
• FUNNY FACTORY
n. 20C US sl. – a psychiatric institution  
 
• FUNNY-FARM
n. 1959 sl. – an insane asylum; a mental hospital; a psychiatric institution
 
• FUNNY FEELING
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – love  
 
• FUNNY HOUSE
n. 1906 US sl. – a psychiatric institution  

• FUNNYISM
n. 1839 – a joke or witticism
 
• FUNNY MONEY
n. 1. 1901 sl., orig. US – money which is not what it seems to be, esp. counterfeit currency or assets amassed unscrupulously  
n. 2. 1986 – an absurdly large amount of money

• FUNNY PARTY
n. 1904 nautical usage, obs. – a troupe of sailors who dress up or disguise themselves on festive occasions and entertain the rest of the crew by playing tricks, putting on comic or musical performances, etc.
 
• FUNNY PLACE
n. 20C US sl. – a psychiatric institution
 
• FUNNY STUFF
n. 1. L19 sl. – deceitful or underhand practices
n. 2. 1980s Aust. prison sl. – alcohol
n. 3. 20C US drug culture sl. – marijuana
 
• FUNNY-TIME
adj. 1950s African-American sl. – strange, bizarre  
 
• FUNNY TRICKS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dishonesty  
 
• FUNNY WORK
n. L19 sl. – deceitful or underhand practices
 
• THE FUN OF CORK
n. 20C Aust. sl. – a very good time  
 
• FUNSACKS
n. 1960s sl. – the female breasts, esp. when large

• FUNSIES
n. 1950 colloq. – diversion, entertainment, fun

• FUN-SIZE
adj. 1. 1960 – smaller than the standard or usual size
adj. 2. 2012 – of a person: short: small

• FUN-SIZED
adj. 1. 1960 – smaller than the standard or usual size
adj. 2. 2002 – of a person: short: small

• FUNSTER
n. 1784 – a person who has fun; a person who makes fun; one who plays pranks or who likes to joke around; a comedian; also, a fun or light-hearted person

• FUNSY
adj. 1958 – providing amusement or diversion; entertaining, light-hearted
 
• FUR
n. 1. 19C Brit. & US colloq. – the female pubic hair
n. 2. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – the police
n. 3. 20C US sl. – the female genitals
n. 4. 20C US sl. – women considered as sex objects
 
• FURACIOUS
adj. 1676 humorous usage – inclined to steal; given to theft; thievish, pilfering  
 
• FURBELOW
n. 17C Brit. sl. – the female pubic hair

• FURBELOWS
n. 1706 – showy ornaments or trimming., esp. in a lady’s dress
 
• FURBURGER
n. 1. 1960s US sl. – the female genitals and pubic hair
n. 2. 1960s US sl. – a very attractive woman

• FURCH
n. 1491 obs. – the hind quarters of a deer

• FURCIFEROUS
adj. 1823 rare – rascally

• FURDEL; FURDLE
vb. 1594 obs. – to furl or fold

• FURE
vb. 1. 1487 Sc., obs. – to bear, to carry
vb. 2. c1540 Sc., obs. – to lead, to conduct

• FURFUR
n. 1621 – dandruff, scurf

• FURFURATION
n. 1706 rare – the shedding of the skin in small branny particles
 
• FURIAL
adj. c1386 obs. – furious, raging, violent
 
• FURIBUND
adj. 1490 – furious, raging, mad 

• FURIBUNDAL
adj. 1593 obs. rare – furious, raging, mad

• FURIE
vb. c1290 obs. rare – to search

• FURIED
adj. 1878 rare – furious

• FURIFUFF
n. 1689 obs. rare – ? a churl

• FURIFY
vb. 1872 rare – to make furious

• FURING
n. 1535 Sc., obs. – freight

• FURIOSITY
n. 1. a1475 – madness
n. 2. 1509 rare – a being furious; fury

• FURIOSO
n. a1670 – a furious person

• FURIOUS
adj. 1. c1405 obs. – of pain, disease, evil influence: raging, cruel
adj. 2. 1475 obs. – mad, insane
adj. 3. 1526 obs. – foolish, absurd
adj. 4. 1671 rare – excessive, extravagant
 
• FURIOUSLY
adv. 20C teen & high school sl. – very, extremely  
 
• FURK
vb. 17C sl. – to copulate

• FURL
vb. 1. 1606 obs. – to curl or twist hair
vb. 2. 1682 obs. – of a lion: to ruffle its mane
vb. 3. 1689 obs. – to furrow, to wrinkle

• FURLENGTH
n. a1400-50 Sc. obs. – a furlong

• FURLONG WAY
n. c1384 obs. – a short distance; hence, the time taken in walking this; a brief space

• FURLOUGH
n. a1658 obs. rare – a permit, license, or passport

• FURMAGE
n. 1568 obs. rare – cheese

• FUR-MAN
n. 1699 sl., obs. – an alderman

• FURNACE
n. 1. 1340 – a severe test or trial
n. 2. 1660 – a volcano; the fire of a volcano

• FURNAGE
n. c1468 obs. – the process of baking; the price paid for baking

• FURNER
n. a1483 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a person who has charge of an oven; a baker

• FURNEY
vb. a1400 obs. – to procure

• FURNIMENT
n. 1596 obs. – a being furnished

• FURNIMENTS
n. 1553 obs. – accoutrements, decorations, fittings

• FURNISH
n. 1500 colloq. – an embellishing
vb. 1. 1477 obs. – to accomplish, to complete, to fulfil; to bring about, to ensure
vb. 2. 1496 obs. – to supply, to provide for needs, occasions, expenses
vb. 3. 1600 obs. – to decorate, to embellish

• FURNISHED
adj. 1473 obs. – possessed of one’s faculties physical and mental

• FURNISHMENTS
n. 1559 rare – supplies in general; munitions of war

• FURNITOR
n. 1601 obs. rare – a person who has charge of an oven; a baker

• FURNITURE
n. 1. 1529 obs. – a fitting out or equipping, a providing with supplies
n. 2. 1548 obs. – a decorating or embellishing; a decoration, an embellishment
n. 3. 1549 obs. – provisions, stores in general; necessaries
n. 4. 1566 obs. – apparel, dress, outfit, personal belongings
n. 5. 1569 obs. – armour, accoutrements, weapons, munitions of war; also, a suit of armour
n. 6. 1577 – implements, tools, utensils; rigging, stores, and tackle of a ship
n. 7. a1649 – a supplying or yielding

• FURNITURES
n. 1693 obs. – condiments of a salad

• FUROR
n. 1. 1477 – fury, rage, madness, anger, mania
n. 2. 1704 – great enthusiasm or excitement; a craze which takes everyone by storm

• FURORE
n. 1. 1790 – enthusiastic popular admiration; a craze
n. 2. 1946 – uproar, disturbance, fury
 
• FURPHY
n. 1915 Aust. sl. – a false report or rumour; an absurd story

• FUR PIE
n. 1. 1940s US sl. – the vulva
n. 2. 1940s US sl. – cunnilingus

• FURRED
adj. 1666 obs. – husky

• FURRIEL
n. 1598 obs. – a person who went in advance of an army, etc., to secure and arrange accommodation, etc.; a purveyor; also, a courier, a harbinger

• FURRIER
n. 1. 1525 obs. – a person who went in advance of an army, etc., to secure and arrange accommodation, etc.; a purveyor; also, a courier, a harbinger
n. 2. 1575 – a dealer in furs; a dresser of furs

• FURRIERY
n. 1. 1784 obs. – furs collectively
n. 2. 1920 – a dressing and making up furs
 
• FURRIN
adj. 1895 dialect or jocular usage – foreign

• FURRINER
n. 1849 humorous usage – a foreigner

• FURROUR
n. c1330 obs. – a dealer in furs; a dresser of furs

• FURROW-FACE
n. 1621 obs. – a person who has a wrinkled face

• FURROW-FACED
adj. 1607 – having wrinkles on the face or forehead

• FURRURE
n. 1387 obs. – fur; a trimming, lining, or adornment of fur

• FURRY
n. 1598 obs. – a hairy caterpillar

• FURTHER AGE
n. a1400 obs. – advanced age

• FURTHERANCE
n. c1440 – a helping forward; aid, assistance

• FURTHER-EALDEFADER
n. 1155 obs. – a great-grandfather

• FURTHERFORTH
adv. a1542 obs. – further on; to a greater distance or extent

• FURTHERHEAD
n. c1380 obs. – priority

• FURTHERING
adj. 1. 1418 obs. – aiding, helping
adj. 2. 1599 obs. – of a gale: favourable

• FURTHERLY
adj. 1. a1535 obs. – favourable, adapted to further
adj. 2. 1855 Eng. dial. – forward and flourishing
adv. c1175 obs. – completely, thoroughly

• FURTHERMOST
adj. 1. a1400 obs. – foremost, first
adj. 2. 1765 – most distant or remote

• FURTHER OF THE DAY
n. 1546 obs. – a later hour

• FURTHEROUS
adj. 1597 obs. – advantageous, helpful

• FURTHEROVER
adj. c1386 obs. – besides, moreover

• FURTHERSOME
adj. 1. 1627 – advantageous, helpful
adj. 2. 1862 – inclined to go forward; rash, venturous

• FURTHERWARD
adv. a1400 obs. – forward; straight on
 
• FUR TO MAKE KITTEN’S MITTENS
phr. 1968 Amer. dial. – said to a child when he asks “What are you making?”

• FURTUOSE
adj. 1727 – given to theft or stealing

• FURUNCLE
n. 1676 – a boil or inflammatory tumour

• FURUNCULAR
adj. 1849 – pert. to furuncles or boils

• FURUNCULOUS
adj. 1861 – pert. to furuncles or boils

• FUR UP
vb. 1825 obs. – to become fluffy

• FURY
n. 1611 – a ferociously angry or malignant woman

• FURZE CAT
n. a1325 obs. – the hare

• FURZE-PIG
n. 1865 – the hedgehog

• FURZY
adj. 1. 1720 – fuzzy, fluffy
adj. 2. 1825 – indistinct, blurred

• FUSBY
n. 1. 1707 obs. – a contemptuous designation applied to women
n. 2. E18 obs., derogatory – a fat woman

• FUSC; FUSK
adj. 1599 rare – dark brown, dusky

• FUSCATION
n. 1656 obs. rare – a darkening; obscurity

• FUSCESCENT
adj. 1881 rare – passing into a dark or dusky hue; brownish; approaching darkish brown in colour

• FUSCITY
n. 1727 obs. rare – darkness, dimness

• FUSCOUS
adj. 1671 – of a dark or sombre hue; dusky, swarthy

• FUSE
adj. 1724 obs. rare – diffuse, spread over a large area, widespread; scattered; widely separated or dispersed
n. 1611 obs. rare – the track of an animal
vb. a1000 obs. – to hasten, to set out hastily
 
• FUSE BOX
n. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – the head; the brain
 
• FUSH
int. 1907 Amer. dial. – an exclamation, bosh! what nonsense!  
n. 1890 Amer. dial. – nonsense  
vb. E20 Amer. sl. – to waste, to come to nothing

• FUSHT!
int. 1816 – hush!
 
• FUSHTOOKANAH
adj. 1968 US sl. – stinking

• FUSILLADE
n. 1801 – a simultaneous discharge of firearms; a wholesale execution by this means
vb. 1816 – to shoot down persons by a simultaneous discharge of firearms

• FUSILLATION
n. 1859 rare – capital punishment by shooting

• FUSKIN
n. 1578 obs. rare – a three-pronged spear
 
• FUSS
n. 1. 1670 obs. – a fat, unwieldy woman
n. 2. 1875 colloq. – a person who is continually making a fuss
 
• FUSSABUDGET
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a fussy or fretful person  

• FUSS-AND-FEATHERS
n. 1866 – bustle and display
 
• FUSS AND PALAVER
n. 1892 – an annoying or troublesome complexity  
 
• FUSS-BOX
n. 1901 – a person who fusses  
 
• FUSS-BUDGET
n. 1904 colloq. – a nervous, fidgety person; a person who is continually making a fuss  

• FUSSBUG
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a person who is too particular or fussy

• FUSS-BUTT
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a too particular or fussy man  

• FUSS-CAT
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – one who fusses a lot  
 
• FUSSED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted   
• FUSSED UP
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – disorderly; in confusion

• FUSSEFALL
n. 1547 obs. rare – prostration before a sovereign

• FUSSIFICATION
n. 1834 – a making a fuss

• FUSSIFY
vb. 1868 – to make a fuss, to go about fussily
 
• FUSSOCK
n. 1. a1700 Eng. dial. & sl. – a coarse, fat, unwieldy, idle woman; a term of contempt  
n. 2. 1740 Eng. dial. – a contemptuous term for a stupid person  
n. 3. 1881 Sc. – a fluffy mass (of cotton)  
n. 4. 1886 Eng. dial. – a donkey; an ass  
n. 5. 19C sl. – a person who makes much fuss  
n. 6. 19C Eng. dial. – dirt, filthiness, laziness
n. 7. 19C Eng. dial. – a potato pudding
n. 8. 19C Eng. dial. – a turnip
n. 9. M19 Sc. – an untidy bundle  
vb. 1. 1782 obs. – to roll about in an unwieldy way
vb. 2. 1892 Eng. dial. – with about: to make a fuss, to bustle about quickly; to fidget, to irritate  
vb. 3. 19C Eng. dial. – to be dirty or lazy
 
• FUSSOCKING
adj. 1847 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – unwieldy, fat
 
• FUSSPOT
n. 1921 colloq. – a person who is continually making a fuss
 
• FUSSYBUDGET
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a fussy or fretful person  
 
• FUSSYBUG
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a person who is too particular or fussy

• FUST
n. 1. 1481 obs. – a wine cask
n. 2. 1679 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – the ridge of the roof of a house
n. 3. 1755 obs. – a strong smell, as that of a mouldy barrel
vb. a1592 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to become mouldy or stale-smelling

• FUSTIAN
n. 1. a1593 obs. – jargon, made-up language, gibberish
n. 2. a1593 – pompous or pretentious speech or writing; inflated, turgid, or inappropriately lofty language; bombast, rant

• FUSTICATE
vb. 1839 – to stay in a close stuffy atmosphere

 • FUSTICATED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted  

• FUSTIED
adj. 1576 – made fusty; deprived of brightness or freshness

• FUSTIGATE
vb. 1656 – to beat, to cudgel

• FUSTIGATION
n. 1428 – a beating or cudgelling

• FUSTIGATOR
n. 1865 – a person who beats another

• FUSTILARIAN
n. 1600 obs. – a woman of gross or corpulent habit; a fat, slovenly woman
 
• FUSTILUGS
n. 1607 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a gross, fat, unwieldy person, especially a woman; a slovenly woman that smells rank; a person with a sour,  forbidding aspect; a dirty child; a term of abuse

• FUSTLE
n. 1847 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a fuss, a bustle

• FUSTY
n. a1732 obs. – a disreputable person
 
• FUSTY-RUSTY
adj. 1. 1782 – out of date; old-fashioned
adj. 2. 1782 – ill-humoured
 
• FUT!
int. 1602 obs. – an interjection used to express surprise; an oath  
 
• FUTE
vb. c1650 obs. – to whistle  

• FUTILE
adj. 1612 obs. – addicted to talking, loquacious; unable to hold one’s tongue
 
• FUTILITARIAN
adj. 1873 – devoted to futile, worthless or useless pursuits
n. 1817 – one who pursues what is futile, worthless or useless
 
• FUTILITOUS
adj. 1765 obs. rare – futile

• FUTILITY
n. 1640 obs. – talkativeness, loquacity, inability to hold one’s tongue

• FUTILIZE
vb. 1766 rare – to make futile
 
• FUTILLETIE
n. Urquhart usage – the penis
 
• FUTILOUS
adj. 1607 obs. – futile, worthless, trifling
 
• FUTTER
vb. L19 Brit. sl. – to copulate
 
• FUTUERE
vb. 16C Latin – to copulate

• FUTURABLE
adj. 1655 obs. rare – that may happen in the future

• FUTURAL
adj. 1906 – pert. to the future

• FUTURALITY
n. 1666 obs. rare – the future
 
• FUTURE
n. 1. 1827 – a person who is affianced in marriage; one’s betrothed
n. 2, M20 US sl. – the scrotum and its contents; the testicles; that which a man needs to father his descendants

• FUTURES
n. c1374 obs. – future events
 
• FUTURITIAL
adj. 1846 obs. – pertaining to future times or events; relating to what is to come

• FUTURITIES
n. 1651 – future events

• FUTURITION
n. 1641 – existence or occurrence in the future; future existence or accomplishment

• FUTURITY
n. a1616 – future time; the future

• FUTY
n. 1940s US sl. – the vulva
vb. 1. 1940s US sl. – to do the sex act
vb. 2. 1940s US sl. – to loaf and idle
vb. 3. 1940s US sl. – to fuss; to grumble
 
• FUTZ
n. 1. 1930s US sl. – the female genitals
n. 2. 1930s US sl. – a repulsive man, esp. an old one
vb. 1. 19C US sl. – to coit
vb. 2. 1930s US sl. – to meddle or alter wrongfully; to damage
vb. 3. M20 US sl. – to cheat or deceive
 
FUTZ AROUND
vb. 1. 1907 US colloq. – to goof off; to waste time; to play aimlessly when there is work to be done; to fiddle or tinker with something
vb. 2. 1932 US sl. – to defy or challenge; to provoke
vb. 3. 20C US sl. – to play sexually
 
• FUTZED-UP
adj. 1940s US sl. – fucked up, messed up, confused; broken
 
• FUZZ
n. 1. 1601 – a puffball
n. 2. 1711 obs. rare – a fuddled or muddled state
n. 3. 1930 sl., orig. US – a police officer
n. 4. 1931 Amer. sl. – a detective; a jail keeper  
n. 5. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – a drug high
vb. 1. 1676 obs. – to buzz
vb. 2. 1685 obs. rare – to make drunk, to fuddle
vb. 3. 1907 chiefly US – to make fuzzy, indistinct, or confused; to blur, to confound
 
• THE FUZZ
n. 1929 sl., orig. US – the police

• FUZZBUSTER
n. 1970s US sl. – a device that detects police radar signals
 
• FUZZED
adj. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – alcohol intoxicated
 
• FUZZ-FACE
n. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – a man with a beard
 
• FUZZLE
n. B1900 Sc. – beverage, drink  
vb. 1621 obs. – to intoxicate, to make drunk; to confuse, to muddle
 
• FUZZLED
adj. 1. 1921 sl. – intoxicated with alcohol
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled  
 
• FUZZ MAN
n. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – the police; a detective; a jail keeper

• FUZZNUTS
n. 1940s US sl. – a contemptible person

• FUZZ-NUTTED
adj. 1970s US sl. – inexperienced; callow; green
 
• FUZZ STATION
n. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – a police station
 
• FUZZTAIL
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a gullible person; a dupe  

• FUZZ-WIG
n. 1854 – a wig of crisp curls
 
• FUZZWORD
n. 1983 Amer. sl. – a confusing term usually meant to obscure meaning
 
• FUZZY
adj. 1. 1778 – blurred, indistinct
adj. 2. L18 Brit. & Amer. sl. – alcohol intoxicated
adj. 3. 1937 – bewildered; confused; muddled  
adj. 4. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – foolish; silly; witless
n. 1. 1940s Amer. sl. – a police officer; the police; a detective; a jail keeper  
n. 2. 1950s US gambling sl. – a certainty, esp. a horse sure to win
 
• FUZZY-HEADED
adj. 1885 – bewildered; confused; muddled 
 
• FUZZY-PIG
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – the hedgehog  
 
• FUZZYTAIL
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a gullible person; a dupe  
n. 2. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – (as ‘fuzzy tail’) the police; a detective; a jail keeper
 
• FUZZY-WUZZY
n. 1. 1892 Brit. sl., derogatory – an indigenous African
n. 2. 1940 Aust. sl. – a person indigenous to New Guinea

• FY
vb. c1390 obs. – to digest
 
• FYCE
n. 1850 Amer. dial. – a small dog of mixed breed  
 
• FYEBUCK
n. Bk1903 sl. – sixpence
 
• FYSIGUNKUS
n. B1900 Sc.- a man devoid of curiosity  
 
• FYST
n. 1. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a worthless dog
n. 2. 1915 Amer. dial., derogatory – a person or animal that is irascible, touchy, or bad-tempered
n. 3. 1930 Amer. dial. – a child that is disrespectful to its elders  
 
• FYSTY
adj. 1890 Amer. dial. – irascible, angry, low, mean, cross; pert, impertinent, impudent, self-important; frisky, mettlesome


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