Dictionary: HP – HUM


• HUA
n. 1950s Aust. sl. – a term of general disapproval, applied to either sex
 
• HUBBA-HUBBA!
int. 1944 US sl. – an exclamation of delight or exultation  
 
• HUBBER
n. 1920 Sc. – a stammer, a stutter  
vb. 1. 1808 Sc. – to stammer, to stutter; to talk continuously and boringly  
vb. 2. 1903 Sc. – to snarl, to growl; to make an inarticulate sound; to gobble, as of turkeys  
 
• HUBBER-BUBBER
adj. 1869 – in a state of excitement or rage 
 
• HUBBISTEW
n. 1898 Sc. – a hubbub, stir, tumult; a flurry, excitement  
 
• HUBBLE-SHUBBLE
n. c1550 obs. rare – commotion, uproar, tumult, disturbance, confusion
 
• HUBBY
n. 1688 sl. – a husband
 
• HUBERATE
vb. 1623 obs. – to make plentiful or fruitful  
 
• HUBRISTIC
adj. 1831 rare – insolent, contemptuous
 
• HUCK IT
vb. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – to walk
 
• HUCKLE-DUCKLE
n. 1795 – a loose woman
 
• HUCKS
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – feet
 
• HUCKSY-BUB
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – the female breast  
 
• HUDDLE
n. 1929 sl. – a close or secret discussion  
vb. 18C Brit. – to hug or embrace a woman; possibly to coit a woman  
 
• HUDDLE-DUDDLE
n. 1599 obs. – a decrepit old man
 
• HUDDLE-MUDDLE
adv. 1790 Sc. obs. – secretly
 
• HUER
n. 1950s Aust. sl. – a term of general disapproval, applied to either sex
 
• HUFF
vb. 1919 Brit. services’ sl. – to kill deliberately
 
• HUFF-GALE
n. 1583 obs. – a strong wind
 
• HUFFLE
vb. 19C Brit. sl. – to coit a woman  
 
• HUFF-SNUFF
adj. a1693 obs. – arrogant, hectoring, blustering
n. 1583 obs. – a conceited fellow who gives himself airs and is quick to take offense; a braggart, a hector, a blustering person
 
 HUFTIE TUFTIE;  HUFTY-TUFTY
adj. 1596 obs. – swaggering, bragging
n. 1. 1633 obs. – swagger, swaggering manners
n. 2. a1652 obs. – ‘bravery’, finery
 
• HUFTY-MAGUFTY
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense  
 
• HUG
vb. Bk1903 sl. – to possess carnally  
 
• HUGGER
n. 1929 Sc. – a drizzle, a gentle rain  
 
• HUGGERMAGRILLIAN
n. B1900 Sc. – a coarse, slovenly woman  
 
• HUGGLE
vb. 1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to hug, to embrace, to cuddle
 
• HUGGRY-MUGGRY
adj. 1. B1900 Sc. – in a confused state, disorderly, untidy, slovenly  
adj. 2. B1900 Sc. – secret, clandestine
adv. B1900 Sc. – secretly
n. B1900 Sc. – clandestine conduct
 
• HUGS (AND KISSES)
n. 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘missus’ – a wife
 
• HUGSOME
adj. 19C Brit. – of a woman: cuddlesome; sexually attractive  
 
• HUG THE GUNNER’S DAUGHTER
vb. 19C nautical sl. obs. – to be flogged (gunner’s daughter = a cannon)  
 
• HULA LAND
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Hawaii  
 
• HULK
n. 1980 US sl. – an unusually large bodybuilder
 
• HULKING
adj. 1698 UK sl. – large, esp. of an unwieldy mass
 
• HULL
n. 1957 US sl. – an empty pistol cartridge case
 
• HULLABALOO
n. 1762 UK sl. – a loud noise; uproar; confusion
 
• HULLION
n. 1789 Sc. & Ireland – a clown; a clumsy fellow; a good-for-nothing idle scamp; a sloven; a rascal
 
• HULLOCK
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – a lazy, worthless fellow; a term of reproach  
vb. B1900 Eng. dial. – to go about in a lazy manner
 
• HULLOO
n. 1992 Norfolk Island – a completely inconsequential person
 
• HULLY-GULLY
adj. 1973 Bahamas – stylish, esp. in a Rastafarian sense  
 
• HUM
n. 1. 1906 Brit. sl. – an unpleasant smell
n. 2. 1915 Aust. sl. – a borrower or cadger  
vb. 1. 1887 US sl. – to be busy; to be crowded; to be lively  
vb. 2. 1902 UK sl. – to smell unpleasantly; to stink
vb. 3. 1913 Aust. sl. – to cadge or sponge money  
 
• HUMAN CYCLONES
n. World War I Amer. sl. – the Marines  
 
• HUM AND HAW
vb. 1632 – to speak hesitatingly; to stammer; to mutter, to mumble, to be indecisive  
 
• HUMAN DYNAMO
n. 1938 sl. – an energetic or lively person  
 
• HUMANGOUS
adj. 1960s sl., orig. US – enormous, outsized, huge  
 
• HUMBLE
n. 1940 US – a false criminal accusation or charge
 
• HUMBOLT GREEN
n. 2003 UK sl. – marijuana (possibly should be ‘Humboldt Green’)
 
• HUMBUG
n. 1. 1962 US sl. – a fight, esp. between youth gangs  
n. 2. 1972 US sl. – false or trumped-up criminal charges
vb. 1. 1904 Trinidad and Tobago – to interfere with; to bother
vb. 2. 1968 US sl. – to fight
 
• HUMDINGER
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
n. 1905 sl., orig. US – a remarkable, excellent, or outstanding person or thing; something exciting or thrilling; something or someone very fine or splendid; a stylish person
 
• HUMDUDGEON
n. 1. 1785 – an imaginary illness; hypochondria
n. 2. 1790 Sc. – needless noise or fuss; a complaint or outcry with sufficient reason; much ado about nothing
n. 3. B1900 Sc. – a big, stupid person of an evil disposition
 
• HUMGRUFFIN
n. 1842 – a terrible or repulsive person
 
• HUMGUMPTIOUS
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – splendid, excellent, pretentious
 
• HUMILE
adj. 1. c1470 chiefly Sc. obs. – humble, lowly  
adj. 2. 1567 chiefly Sc. obs. – of a plant: of lowly growth
vb. 1491 obs. – to humble, to humiliate, to abase
 
• HUM JOB
n. 1964 US sl. – oral sex performed on a male  
 
• HUMMEL
n. 2000 Eng. gypsy usage – the hair
 
• HUMMEL-DRUMMEL
adj. B1900 Sc. – morose and taciturn  
 
• HUMMER
n. 1. 1681 UK sl. – an exceptionally good thing
n. 2. L17 colloq. – a person or thing characterized by extreme activity, energy, etc.
n. 3. L19 colloq. – a person or thing of extraordinary excellence; anything of magnitude or note; a person of notable parts
n. 4. E20 Aust. colloq. – a scrounger
n. 5. 1932 US sl. – an arrest for something the person did not do; an arrest for a minor violation that leads to more serious charges
n. 6. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast car  
n. 7. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a fast throw
n. 8. 1959 US sl. – a minor mistake
n. 9. 1971 US sl. – an act of oral sex performed on a man
n. 10. 1990 US sl. – a joke, a prank
n. 11. M20 sl. – a false or mistaken arrest
 
• HUMMER AND HAWER
n. 1820 – one who speaks hesitatingly or stammers  
 
• HUMMER DAYS
n. 2001 US sl. – from a male perspective: the bleed period of the menstrual cycle
 
• HUMMING
adj. 1. M17 sl. – notably large or active; energetic; vigorous, striking, intense
adj. 2. L17 arch. – of liquor: strong  
adv. 18C sl. – exceedingly, very  
 
• HUMMING ALE
n. M17 sl. – strong beer
 
• HUMMING BEER
n. M17 sl. – strong beer  
 
• HUMMING BIRD
n. 1. L19 US prison sl. – the electric chair
n. 2. L19 US prison sl. – a type of torture using electricity  
 
• HUMMINGBIRD ASS
n. 1977 US sl. – used for suggesting that a person lacks the courage to back up his taunts
 
• HUMMING BUB
n. M17 sl. – strong beer
 
• HUMMING LIQUOR
n. M17 sl. – strong beer  
 
• HUMMING OCTOBER
n. E18 sl. – very strong ale, made from the new season’s hops  
 
• HUMMING PUNCH
n. M17 sl. – strong beer
 
• HUMMING STUFF
n. M17 sl. – strong beer
 
• HUMMING TIPPLE
n. M17 sl. – strong beer  
 
• HUMMOCK
n. 1666 US – a small hill
 
• HUMMUM
n. L17 sl. – a brothel  
 
• HUMONGOID
adj. 1960s sl., orig. US – enormous, outsized, huge  
 
• HUMONGOUS
adj. 1968 sl., orig. US – enormous, outsized, huge, very large  
 
• HUMP
n. 1. 1873 UK sl. – a fit of sulks; a bad mood, depression
n. 2. 1918 US sl. – an act of sexual intercourse
n. 3. 1919 US circus usage – a camel
n. 4. 1949 US sl. – a lookout during a crime
n. 5. 1957 US surfers’ usage – a large wave
n. 6. 1962 US sl. – the middle section of a prison sentence
n. 7. 1963 US sl. – a dolt, a dull person
n. 8. 1963 US sl. – an offensive or despicable person
n. 9. 1969 sl. – a person considered solely as a sexual partner
n. 10. 1981 UK Citizens’ band radio sl. – a bridge  
n. 11. 1989 US sl. – a Camel™ cigarette
n. 12. 20C – any difficulty; a problem
n. 13. M20 US sl. – a catamite
n. 14. M20 US sl. – a prostitute; a sexually loose woman; women considered sexually  
vb. 1. 1784 – to copulate; said of a man or woman
vb. 2. M18 – to thrust the pelvis in the manner of a male copulating; to copulate from the male point of view  
vb. 3. 1851 Aust. – to carry, to lug, to march
vb. 4. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – to hurry on, to go  
vb. 5. 1973 US – to earn money working as a prostitute
vb. 6. 1976 US sl. – in trucking, to drive fast
vb. 7. M20 US criminals’ sl. – to cheat  
 
• THE HUMP
n. 1. 1873 Brit. sl. – anger, a fit of anger  
n. 2. 1873 Brit. sl. – depression  
n. 3. 1920s US tramps’ sl. – the Rockies  
 
• HUMP A BLUEY
vb. Bk1999 Aust. sl. – to carry a swag; to be a swagman
 
• HUMP-AND-JUMP
adj. 1977 US sl. – of a job: physically demanding and fast-paced
 
• HUMP AND THUMP
n. 1994 US sl. – cardiovascular resuscitation
 
• HUMPBACK COW
n. Bk1942 Amer. Western sl. – a buffalo  
 
• HUMPBACKED COW
n. Bk1942 Amer. circus sl. – a buffalo  
 
• HUMPBACK JOB
n. 1946 US sl. – a local freight train
 
• HUMP DATE
n. 1965 US sl. – during the Vietnam war, the date when half of a soldier’s tour of duty in Vietnam is completed
 
• HUMP DAY
n. 1955 US sl. – Wednesday
 
• HUMPER
n. 1. 1977 US sl. – a large and unbroken wave
n. 2. 1980 US sl. – in motor racing, a slick drag racing tire that has been grooved for use on a dirt track
 
• HUMP-HUMP
vb. 1997 US mock pidgin – to have sex  
 
• HUMP IT
vb. 1988 US sl. – in poker, to raise the maximum bet allowed
 
• HUMP LIKE A CAMEL
vb. 1970 US sl. – to engage in sexual intercourse with great physical enthusiasm
 
• HUMP NIGHT
n. 1955 US sl. – Wednesday night
 
• HUMP RAT
n. 1968 US sl. – a railway yard brakeman
 
• HUMPSTRIDDEN
adv. 1828 Eng. dial. – astride, strideways  
 
• HUMP THE DOG
vb. 1980 US sl. – to waste time completely
 
• HUMP THE SWAG
vb. Bk1892 Aust. sl. – to carry one’s luggage on one’s back  
 
• HUMPTY-DOO
adj. 1910s Aust. sl. – drunk
 
• HUMPTY DUMPTY
n. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a nickname for a fat person  
n. 2. 1996 UK sl. – an extreme reaction to MDMA, the recreational drug best known as ecstasy
 
• HUMPY
adj. 1968 US homosexual usage – handsome, sexy
n. 1846 Aust. sl. – a makeshift dwelling; a small shack
 
• HUMPY-BUMP
vb. 1974 US sl. – to have sex
 
• HUMUNGO
adj. 1960s sl., orig. US – enormous, outsized, huge  
 
• HUMUNGOUS
adj. 1968 sl., orig. US – enormous, outsized, huge, very large  


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