Dictionary: IN – INAZ


• IN
adj. 1. L18 sl. – in pawn  
adj. 2. 19C sl. – in prison  
adj. 3. 19C UK criminals’ sl. – being part of a closed or influential group, often through the payment of bribes, wielding of influence, etc.
adj. 4. M19 sl. – in season  
adj. 5. L19 US criminals’ sl. – being a member of a confidence trick team, or, as a ‘civilian’, aware and tolerant of their activity  
adj. 6. 1929 US sl. – socially acceptable; popular  
adj. 7. 1950s US sl. – being a member of one of the armed services  
adj. 8. 1960 Aust. sl. – experiencing good luck or the like  
adj. 9. 1960 Aust. sl. –assured of having amatory success
adj. 10. 1960 UK sl. –fashionable  
adj. 11. 1960s sl. – limited to a small circle, e.g. a shared sense of humour  
adj. 12. 1960s drug culture sl. – connected with drug suppliers  
adj. 13. 1970s sl. – in debt  
adj. 14. 1980s sl. – being a member of the police force  
adj. 15. 20C US sl. – facing trouble, under scrutiny  
adj. 16. 20C sl. – partaking in a game, e.g. of cards or pool  
n. 1. 1844 obs. – an inside passenger on a coach
n. 2. c1920 US sl. – influence 
n. 3. 1920s sl., orig. US – a means of infiltrating otherwise closed groups, usually those holding power and influence  
n. 4. 1929 US sl. – an inside connection  
n. 5. 1945 US sl. – an introduction  
n. 6. 1980 US sl. – in a casino: the amount of cash collected at a table in exchange for chips  
vb. 1. a1000 obs. – orig. to go in, to enter; later; to make a beginning to begin
vb. 2. 1567 obs. – to harvest a field
vb. 3. 1603 obs. – to take in mentally, to comprehend

• THE IN
n. 2003 UK sl. – exclusive and positive access to something  

• IN A BAD LIGHT
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – out of favour  

• IN A BAD LOAF
adj. L18 – in trouble; in a difficult situation  

• IN A BAD SKIN
adj. 1796 – out of temper; ill-tempered, ill-humoured, bad-tempered, out of sorts

• IN A BAD WAY
adj. 1. L19 sl. – suffering problems or difficulties, in trouble  
adj. 2. 1960s US college sl. – sexually frustrated  
adj. 3. 20C sl. – drunk 
adj. 4. 20C – ill

• IN A BANG
adv. 1. 1768 Sc. & Eng. dial. – suddenly, hastily  
adv. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

• INABIDING
adj. 1826 rare – that abides in a person or place
n. 1842 rare – an abiding in a person or place

• IN A BIG WAY
adj. 1903 Amer. dial. – excited, agitated, vociferous
adv. 1. 1897 – very much, extremely, intensely, conspicuously; hence, passionately  
adv. 2. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – on a large scale, lavishly  

• INABILITAT
adj. 1709 Sc. obs. – declared unfit, unable

• INABILITATE
adj. 1577 obs. rare – declared unfit or unable, unqualified; disqualified

• INABILITE
vb. 1432-50 obs. rare – to declare ineligible for an office; to disqualify

• INABILITY
n. 1547 obs. – bodily infirmity, esp. that due to old age or illness

• IN A BIND
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – in trouble or difficulties; in a predicament or dilemma  

• IN-ABOUT
adv. 1813 Sc. – near, in the vicinity, close to a place  

• IN A BOX
adj. M19 sl. – in difficulties, in a confused state of mind, in a quandary; bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN A BRACE OF SHAKES
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly 

• IN ABRAHAM’S BOSOM
adj. 1. 1599 sl. – dead and gone to heaven 
adj. 2. L19 Brit. euphemism – engaged in coition 

• INABROGABLE
adj. 1617 obs. rare – that cannot be abrogated or revoked

• INABSTINENCE
n. 1667 rare – failure to abstain

• IN A BULL’S ARSE!
int. 1960s sl. – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! 

• INABUSIVELY
adv. a1677 obs. rare – not abusively, properly, correctly 

• IN A CAT’S ASS!
int. 1940s sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! 

• INACCENTUATED
adj. 1716 obs. rare – accentuated, emphasized

• INACCENTUATION
n. 1867 obs. rare – unaccented or unemphasized state or condition

• INACCEPTABLE
adj. 1578 rare – unacceptable

• INACCESSE
adj. 1555 obs. rare – unapproachable, inaccessible

• INACCESSIBILITIES
n. 1651 rare – inaccessible places

• INACCESSIONAL
adj. 1651 obs. rare – unapproachably high; very high

• INACCOMMODATE
adj. 1657 obs. rare – not suited, unsuited, unfit

• INACCORDANCE
n. 1808 – want of agreement or harmony, disharmony  

• INACCORDANCY
n. 1817 obs. – want of agreement or harmony, disharmony

• INACCORDANT
adj. 1822 – not in agreement or harmony; inharmonious

• INACCOUNTABLE
adj. 1647 rare – unaccountable

• IN A CERTAIN CONDITION
adj. 1958 euphemism – pregnant

• IN ACKER
adv. 1866 Sc. – in fragments, in bits, in ruins  

• IN A CLASS BY ITSELF
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  

• IN A CORNER
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled

• IN A COUPLE OF HUMPS
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A COUPLE OF JERKS
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A COUPLE OF KICKS
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A COUPLE OF SHAKES
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A COUPLE OF WINKS
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• INACQUIESCENCY
n. 1647 obs. rare – a want of acquiescence

• INACQUIESCENT
adj. 1818 – disinclined to agree to or accept something

• IN A CRACK
adv. E18 sl. –very soon, in a moment  

• IN A CROSS
adj. 1954 US sl. – in trouble; at a disadvantage  

• INACT
vb. 1583 obs. – to bring into action or activity; to activate

• INACTIOUS
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – anxious  

• INACTIVATION
n. 1. 1903 – making something inactive or non-functional
n. 2. 1943 US military usage – withdrawal of a force, base, etc. from active service or operational use

• INACTUATE
vb. 1651 arch. – to make active, to put in action, to stir into activity  

• INACTUATION
n. 1662 – a bringing into activity; the condition of activity  

• IN ACTUS COITU
adj. 1828 Latin – in the act of copulation

• IN A DELICATE CONDITION
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• INADEQUATE
n. 1962 – a person whose personality is in some way insufficient to meet the expectations of society

• INADEQUATION
n. 1630 arch. – want of equivalence or exact correspondence, inequality  

• INADEQUATIVE
adj. 1862 – not having exact equivalence; unequal  

• IN A DIFFICULTY
adj. 19C euphemism – drunk  

• IN A DITCH
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN A DITHER
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – flustered, confused; in a state of panic  

• IN-A-DOOR
adv. 1932 – within or into a house

• IN-A-DOORS
adv. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – in the house 

• IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN A DUDGEON
adv. 1576 – in a state or fit of indignation or offence; with indignation or offence

• INADULABLE
adj. 1623 obs. rare – not to be flattered

• INADULTERATE
adj. 1648 obs. rare – unadulterated

• INADVANTAGE
n. 1689 obs. rare – disadvantage

• INADVERTING
adj. 1678 obs. rare – inadvertent, inattentive

• INADVERTINGLY
adv. 1715 obs.- inadvertently, inattentively

• INADVERTISEMENT
n. 1682 obs. rare – want of attention or observation; inadvertence, inattention

• INADVERTIST
n. 1679 obs. rare – one who habitually fails to take notice; an inadvertent or inattentive person

• INADVISEDLY
adv. 1652 rare – unadvisedly

• INADVISEDNESS
n. 1663 obs. – a not having given careful thought to something, or of not being disposed or inclined to do this; rashness; imprudence

• IN A FACE
adv. 1950 Sc. – one after another, in quick succession  

• IN A FAMILY WAY
adj. 19C colloq. 19C colloq. – pregnant  

• IN A FASHION
adv. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – in a mediocre, passable manner  

• INAFFABLE
adj. 1656 obs. – discourteous, not affable

• INAFFABILITY
n. 1611 obs. – discourtesy

• INAFFABLE
adj. 1656 obs. – discourteous

• INAFFECTATION
n. 1658 rare – freedom from affectation; unaffectedness, naturalness

• INAFFECTIONATE
adj. 1558 obs. rare – unbiased, unprejudiced

• IN A FIX
adj. 1834 sl., orig. US – in trouble, in a difficult predicament, situation, circumstance, from which there appears to be little hope of escape

• IN A FLAP
adj. 1916 sl. – agitated, restless, flustered, confused; in a state of panic

• IN A FLAT SPIN
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled  

• IN A FLAT SPIN IN A FOG
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled

• IN A FLEA’S LEAP
adv. B1900 – in next to no time; promptly, immediately

• IN A FOG
adj. Bk1942 Amer. colloq. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled; dazed; confused

• IN A FUDDLE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled  

• IN A FUME
adj. a1529 – irritable, angry

• INAGGRESSIVE
adj. 1876 rare – unaggressive

• IN A GOOD LIGHT
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – in good favour  

• IN A GOOD SKIN
adj. M18 sl. – good-humoured, cheerful  

• IN A GORE OF BLOOD
adj. a1844 Amer. dial. – smeared with blood, bloody 

• INAGREEABLE
 adj. 1657 obs. rare – not agreeable or accordant to

• IN A GROUND LOOP
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled  

• IN A HANDBASKET
adv. 1923 Amer. dial. – quickly, surely, easily  

• IN A HARD ROW OF STUMPS
phr. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – in a bad way

• IN A HEAD
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN A HIGH SAL
adj. M18 sl. – undergoing treatment for syphilis  

• IN A HOBBLE
adj. 1. 18C sl. – in trouble, perplexed  
adj. 2. 18C sl. – committed for trial

• IN A HOLE
adj. 1. 1762 sl. – in trouble, in a difficult predicament, situation, circumstance, from which there appears to be little hope of escape  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN A HOP
adj.  Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted

• IN A HORN
phr. M19 US sl. – a phrase of dismissal  

• INAIDABLE
adj. 1601 obs. rare – that cannot be aided or assisted; helpless

• IN A JAM
adj. 1914 sl., orig. US – in trouble, in a difficult predicament, situation, circumstance, from which there appears to be little hope of escape

• IN A JAMBLE
adj. 1965 Amer. dial. – mixed together, confused  

• IN A JEER
adj. 1579-80 obs. – in a huff, in a pet

• IN A JERK
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

• IN A JIFF
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A JIFFY
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. –  immediately; shortly

• IN A KICK
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

• IN A KNOT
adj. 1. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – confused, worried, anxious  
adj. 2. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – in a predicament or difficult situation; having problems

• IN A LATHER
adj. 1839 sl. – agitated, restless; impatient  

• IN A LIG
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – smeared or covered all over with mud  

• INALIMENTAL
adj. 1626 rare – not affording nourishment, not nourishing

• IN-ALL
n. 1856 rare – that in which everything is contained

• IN ALT
adj. M18 sl. – haughty, arrogant  

• INAMBITIOUS
adj. 1729 rare – unambitious

• INAMBULATE
vb. 1656 obs. rare – to walk up and down in a place

• INAMBULATION
n. 1658 obs. – a walking from place to place

• IN A MELT AND A SWELTER
adj. 1836 Eng. dial. – exceedingly hot  

• INAMIABLE
adj. 1623 obs. rare – unamiable, unfriendly, unpleasant, not to be beloved

• INAMIABLENESS
n. 1727 obs. – unfriendliness, unpleasantness  

• INAMICABLE
adj. 1683 obs. rare – unfriendly, hostile

• IN A MINUTE
phr. 1970s African-American sl. – used as a farewell, goodbye, see you later  

• INAMISSIBILITY
n. 1742 rare – inability to be lost

• INAMISSIBLE
adj. 1649 rare – not liable to be lost

• IN A MIX
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – confused and having problems, worries, or troubles  

• IN A MOD BAG
adj. 1960s sl. – fashionable  

• INAMORATA
n. 1651 – a female lover, mistress, sweetheart  

• INAMORATE
adj. 1605 – enamoured, in love
n. 1602 obs. – one in love, a lover  
vb. 1624 obs. rare – to inspire with love, to enamour 

• INAMORATELY
adv. 1599 obs. – lovingly, fondly  

• INAMORATION
n. 1652 obs. – enamourment, the state of being in love  

• INAMORATO
n. 1592 – a lover  

• INAMORETTA
n. 1709 obs. –  a female lover, mistress, sweetheart  

• INAMOVABILITY
n. 1849 rare – the quality of being immovable  

• INAMOVABLE
adj. 1851 rare – not liable to be removed, immovable  

• IN AND IN
adv. 1920s US sl. – entirely in; participating or sharing fully  
(nouns as ‘in-and-in’)
n. 1. 1633 obs. – the name given to a throw made with four dice, when these fell all alike or as two doublets
n. 2. M17 sl. – sexual intercourse  

• IN-AND-IN-DRAWING
adj. 1837 Sc. – ingratiating, insinuating, fawning  

• IN-AND-OUT
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – mediocre  
adj. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – of weather: variable, coming and going  
adv. 1. a1533 obs. – (‘in and out’) inside out 
adv. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – of weather: intermittently, in fits and starts
n. 1. M17 sl. – the penis  
n. 2. L19 sl. – a pauper who alternates between living in a workhouse and street begging  
n. 3. 1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘snout’ – the nose  
n. 4. 1996 US sl. – sex at its most basic  
n. 5. 1998 UK rhyming sl. – a tout, a ticket tout  
n. 6. 1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘snout’ – a cigarette; tobacco  
n. 7. 20C rhyming sl. – a bottle of stout  
n. 8. 20C Aust. rhyming sl. – gout  
n. 9. 20C Aust. rhyming sl. – the throat

• IN-AND-OUT BOY
n. 1. 1920s sl. – a second-rate criminal, i.e. one whose life alternates between being in and out of prison  
n. 2. 1937 UK criminals’ sl. – a burglar  

• IN-AND-OUT COTTAGE
n. 1824 – a cottage of irregular plan  

• IN-AND-OUTER
n. 1. L19 US sl. – an incompetent, esp. in sport  
n. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. –a fisherman who does not venture out in stormy weather  
n. 3. 1905 – a person who is only moderately skilled or is erratic in performance
n. 4. 1940s African-American sl. – a door  
n. 5. 1950s US criminals’ sl. – a second-rate, petty criminal  
n. 6. 1970s US criminals’ sl. – a criminal who is arrested, but never actually charged and jailed  

• IN AND OUT LIKE A FIDDLER’S ELBOW
adj. 1. 20C sl. – engaged in rapid and enthusiastic copulation  
adj. 2. 20C Aust. sl. – extremely active without actually achieving anything  

• IN-AND-OUT MAN
n. 1. 1920s sl. – a second-rate criminal, i.e. one whose life alternates between being in and out of prison  
n. 2. 1957 UK sl. – an opportunist thief or burglar  

• IN-AND-OUTNESS
n. 1824 – irregularity of form or outline

• IN-AND-OUT-OF
n. 1940s African-American sl. – a door  

• IN-AND-OUT RUNNING
n. 1888 – alternate winning and losing of races  

• IN-AND-OUT SHOP
n. 20C sl. – a shop in a corridor along which are displayed the items for sale

• IN-AND-TO
n. M17 sl. – the penis  

• INANE
adj. 1662 – empty, void
n. 1710 – an empty-headed, unintelligent person  

• IN A NEEDLE’S E’E
phr. 1796 Sc. – in a nutshell, very briefly, giving only the main points  

• INANGULATE
adj. 1855 rare – having no angles

• INANILOQUENCE
n. 1727 obs. – vain talk, foolish babbling, idle speaking

• INANILOQUENT
adj. 1656 obs. rare – full of empty or idle talk; talking foolishly, babbling; speaking vainly or emptily; loquacious, garrulous 

• INANILOQUOUS
adj. 1721 obs. – full of empty or idle talk; loquacious, garrulous; speaking inanely, babbling 

• INANILOQUUTION
n. 1658 obs. – vain talk, foolish babbling, idle speaking

• INANIMADVERSION
n. 1676 obs. – inadvertence, inattention, carelessness, heedlessness, negligence  

• INANIMADVERTENCE
n. c1656 obs. – inadvertence, inattention, carelessness, heedlessness, negligence

• INANIMADVERTENCY
n. 1650 obs. – inadvertence, inattention, carelessness, heedlessness, negligence  

• INANIMAL
adj. 1623 obs. rare – not animated or alive; inanimate

• INANIMATE
vb. 1. 1600 obs. – to animate, to encourage, to quicken, to invigorate
vb. 2. 1610 obs. – to animate, to infuse life into  
vb. 3. 1647 obs. rare – to deprive of life, to kill

• INANIMATED
adj. 1. 1646 obs. – not endowed with or having life; not animated or alive
adj. 2. 1689 obs. – endowed with life
adj. 3. 1753 obs. – spiritless, inactive, dull

• INANIMATION
n. 1. a1631 obs. – infusion of life, spirit, or vitality
n. 2. 1784 – absence of life or liveliness

• IN AN INTERESTING CONDITION
adj. M18 colloq. – pregnant  

• IN AN INTERESTING SITUATION
adj. M18 colloq. – pregnant

• INANITE
vb. a1598 obs. rare – to empty

• INANITION
n. c1400 – an emptying; the condition of being empty; the exhausted condition resulting from want or insufficiency of nourishment

• INANITY
n. 1. 1603 – a being void of interest; inability to satisfy desire; unsatisfactoriness; vanity; hollowness
n. 2. 1607 – a being inane, empty, or void; emptiness
n. 3. 1756 – lack of ideas or sense; frivolity; senselessness, silliness
n. 4. 1782 – want of active interest; idleness, inaction

• INANULATE
vb. 1592 obs. rare – to curl, to form ringlets

• IN AN UNPLUNGE
adv. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – suddenly, unexpectedly  

• IN A PANSHARD
adj. 1883 Eng. dial. – in a rage, out of temper  

• INAPATHY
n. a1846 rare – the absence or opposite of apathy; feeling, sensibility

• IN A PEPPER-POT
adj. 17C sl. – in a mess, in difficulties  

 IN A PERSON’S LURCH
phr. 1607 – in his power

• IN A PICKLE
adj. 1. a1620 – in a mess, in difficulties, in trouble 
adj. 2. 18C sl. – drunk  

• IN A PIGS!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!  

• IN A PIG’S ARSE!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S ASS!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S BUTT!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S EAR!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S EYE!
int. M19 sl., chiefly US & Aust. – exclamation expressing derisive incredulity; impossible! absolutely not!

• IN A PIG’S GIZZARD!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!  

• IN A PIG’S HOLE!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S NECK!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S POKE!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S SNOUT!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S TIT!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S TONSIL!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S VALISE!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!

• IN A PIG’S WHISPER
adv. 1823 colloq. – very quickly indeed; immediately; in a very short time 

• IN A PIG’S WIG!
int. M19 sl., orig. US – completely impossible! absolutely not! I don’t believe you! go away!  

• INAPOSTATE
adj. 1648 obs. rare – not rebellious; loyally disposed

• INAPPARATION
n. 1623 obs. – want of provision

• INAPPEALABLE
adj. 1651 obs. rare – that cannot be appealed against

• INAPPELLABLE
adj. 1825 – that cannot be appealed against

• INAPPERTINENT
adj. 1814 rare – impertinent; not appertinent

• INAPPETENCE
n. a1691 – want of appetite, desire, or longing

• INAPPETENCY
n. 1611 – want of appetite, desire, or longing

• INAPPETENT
adj. 1796 – without appetite or desire

• INAPPETIBLE
adj. 1874 – that awakens no appetite or desire

• IN APPLE-PIE ORDER
adj. 1864 – perfectly tidy and properly placed; orderly, neat  

• INAPPLICATION
n. 1721 – a not applying oneself to one’s duties; heedlessness, negligence, indolence

• INAPPOSITE
adj. 1661 – not to the point, out of place; impertinent

• INAPPOSITELY
adv. a1652 – unsuitably, impertinently

• INAPPRECIABLE
adj. 1787 obs. – that cannot be valued or esteemed; invaluable, priceless

• INAPPREHENSION
n. 1865 rare – absence of apprehension of danger

• INAPPROPRIABLE
adj. 1851 rare – not capable of being appropriated

• IN A PUCKER
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. –  bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN A QUACK
adv. c1840 Sc. – in a mere moment; quickly, in the shortest possible time 

• IN A QUICK-STICK
adv. 1886 Eng. dial. – immediately, hastily  

• IN A QUIRK
adv. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – in a great to-do  

• INARABLE
adj. 1656 – incapable of being ploughed

• IN A RANE
adv. c1375 Sc. obs. – continuously, without cessation 

• IN A RANK
adj. 1570 obs. – in a line or file

• IN A RAP
adv. 1813 Sc. – in a moment; immediately  

• IN A RAPE
adj. c1320 obs. – in a hurry 

• IN A RARE PASS
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – in a mess; dirty  

• INARATE
vb. 1623 obs. rare – to till ground

• IN A RATTLE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted  

• INARCIOUS
adj. 1547 obs. rare – not technically or professionally skilled

• IN A REE
adj. 1825 Sc. – in a state of temporary delirium  

• INARGENTATE
vb. 1623 obs. rare – to gild or cover with silver

• INARM
vb. 1713 – to embrace; to throw the arms round

• IN ARMOUR
adj. 17C Brit. sl. – angry and fighting drunk; courageous due to liquor  

• IN ARSEHOLE STREET
adj. 1950s sl. – in difficulties, facing problems  

• INARTFUL
adj. 1714 – lacking artifice; unsophisticated, unrefined; wanting polish or  technical skill

• INARTICULABLE
adj. 1801 rare – that cannot be articulated or pronounced articulately

• INARTICULACY
n. 1921 – inarticulateness, lack of clear articulation; indistinctness of utterance

• INARTICULATION
n. 1765 rare – absence of distinct articulation; inarticulate utterance

• INARTIFICIAL
adj. 1. 1588 obs. – of an argument: not according to the art of Logic
adj. 2. 1609 – constructed without art or skill, rude, clumsy; inartistic
adj. 3. 1656 rare – not resulting from art or artifice; not produced by constructive skill; natural

• IN A SHAKE
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

• IN A SHIT
adj. 1. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – angry, upset; irritated, annoyed  
adj. 2. Bk1996 Aust. & NZ sl. – petulant; sulky; resentful  

• IN A SHITTY
adj. Bk1999 Aust. sl. – in a bad mood, upset, annoyed

• IN A SLING
adj. 1940s US sl. – in difficulties  

• IN A SLUMP
adv. L17 Sc. – as a whole, collectively, at a rough estimate

• IN A SMALL WAY
adj. 1711 US – in a humble condition

• INASPERATE
vb. 1. 1592 obs. rare – to provoke to cruelty or bitterness; to exasperate, to embitter  
vb. 2. a1639 obs. rare – to exacerbate suffering

• IN A SPIN
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – confused; agitated; excited  

• IN A SPOT
adj. 1929 sl. – in trouble  

• IN A SPOT OF BOTHER
adj. Bk1996 Aust. sl. – in a difficult predicament or some form of trouble  

• INASSURANCE
n. 1614 obs. rare – want of assurance, uncertainty

• IN A STATE
adj. 1837 sl. – agitated, restless  

• IN A STATE OF NATURE
adj. 1. Bk1902 colloq. – of drinks: unmixed with water 
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – undressed; nude  

• IN A STEW
adj. 1. 1806 sl. – agitated, restless; impatient  
adj. 2. L19 sl. – sweating heavily  
adj. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; disconcerted  

• IN A STRING
phr. 1706 sl. – at command  

• IN A STUMA
adj. 1932 sl. – agitated, restless  

• IN A SUCCESSION
adv. a1715 obs. – continuously 

• IN A SWEAT
adj. 1. L19 sl. –anxious, worried  
adj. 2. L19 sl. – keen  
adj. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – impatient  

• IN A TERRIBLE STATE OF CHASSIS
adj. 1920s Irish sl. – extremely drunk (final ‘s’ is sounded)

• IN A THRUM
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – entangled  

• IN A TIDY ORDER
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – in a bad temper

• IN A TIGHT
adj. 1903 Amer. dial. – in a difficult situation  

• IN A TIGHT BOX
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN A TIZZ
adj.Bk1999 Aust. sl. – in a state of confused excitement

• IN A TOOT
adj. 1943 Amer. dial. – agitated, nervous  

• IN A TRANCE
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN A TRICK BAG
phr. 1972 Amer. dial. – in a disadvantageous or unfavourable position 

• INATTACKABLE
adj. 1832 rare – that cannot be attacked; unassailable

• IN A TWINK
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly 

• IN A TWITTER
adv. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – soon, quickly 

• INAUDACITY
n. 1594 obs. rare – lack of boldness or resolution; timidity

• INAUDITE
adj. 1708 obs. rare – unheard of

• INAUGURATE
adj. 1600 obs. – inaugurated; ceremoniously or formally installed into office

• INAUGURATIVE
adj. 1853 rare – having the function of inaugurating; inaugural

• INAUGURATOR
n. 1817 – a person who inaugurates; an introducer, an initiator

• INAUGURATORY
adj. 1775 – pert. to inauguration; forming part of the ceremony of inauguration, or of the formal commencement of any course or career
n. 1665 obs. – a place for the ceremony of inauguration

• INAUGURER
n. 1636 obs. rare – a person who inaugurates a person to an office

• INAUGURIZE
vb. 1611 obs. rare – to inaugurate

• INAURATE
adj. 1855 rare – gilded, covered with gold
vb. 1623 obs. – to gild with gold

• INAURATION
n. 1706 obs. – gilding

• INAUSPICATE
adj. 1632 obs. – ill-omened, inauspicious

• INAUSPICIOUS
adj. 1599 – not of good omen; foreboding evil; ill-omened, unlucky, unfortunate

• INAVAILABLE
adj. 1650 obs. – of no avail; unavailing

• INAVERTIBLE
adj. 1885 rare – that cannot be averted

• IN A VISE
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk 

• INAVOIDABLE
adj. 1670 obs. – unavoidable, inevitable

• INAWE
vb. 1. 1642 obs. rare – to put in awe or fear; to awe
vb. 2. 1863 Sc. obs. – to owe 

• IN A WHIFF
adv. 1823 Amer. dial. – easily; quickly 

• IN A WHOLE SKIN
adj. M18 sl. – good-humoured, cheerful 

• IN A WINK
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly 

• IN A YACK
adj. Bk1905 Sc. obs. – in a state of perplexity

• IN A ZONE
adj. 1. 1980s US college sl. – adj. out of touch with reality; daydreaming; drunk 
adj. 2. 1990s sl. – confident, self-assured 


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