Dictionary: INT – INTZ


• INT
n. 1621 sl. – a sharper

• IN TABLE ORDER
adj. 1972 Amer. dial. – healthy and feeling good  

• INTAKE
n. 1. 1808 Sc. – a fraud, deception, swindle, cheat  
n. 2. 1808 Sc. – a person who cheats, a swindler
n. 3. 1819 Sc. obs. – capture, seizure
n. 4. 1899 Sc. – an inhalation; a drawing in of the breath  
n. 5. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – gain, profit; anything gathered in or obtained  
vb. 1886 Eng. dial. – to understand, to comprehend, to ‘take in’  

• INTAKER
n. 1721 Sc. obs. – a receiver of stolen goods; an accomplice of thieves  

• INTAKING
adj. 1880 Sc. – fraudulent, cheating  

• IN TALE
adj. 1577 – in agreement  

• INTARMINED
adj. 1860 Eng. dial. – determined  

• IN TATTERS
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• INTEGRITIVE
adj. 1784 obs. rare – marked by integrity; upright, sincere

• INTELL
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – what is brought to one’s knowledge from information received  

• INTELLECTUALS
n. 1714 Sc. – intellect, understanding, mental capacity  

• INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – telephone operators  

• INTEN
n. Bk1992 Yiddish sl. – the buttocks  

• INTEND
vb. 1914 Amer. dial. – to expect  

• INTENDANT
n. 1776 US – a superintendent

• INTENSE
adj. 1879 colloq. – serious; soulful  

• INTEPUNK
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a child  

• INTERCEDE
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to speak on behalf of  

• INTERCEDE INTO
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to inquire or look into a matter

• INTERCEDING
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – ready to take the lead, prominent

• INTERCRURAL TRENCH
n. Bk1896 sl. –  the female pudendum  

• INTERDICT
n. 1707 Sc. – a prohibition, a forbidding  

• INTEREST
n. 1663 US – a farm

• INTERFA’
n. 1893 Sc. – holiday, vacation  

• INTERFERE
vb. 1. Bk1896 W. Amer. sl. – to maltreat
vb. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to cause annoyance or hindrance  

• INTERGERN
vb. 1608 obs. rare – to exchange grins or snarls; to snarl back
Etymology
– from inter- + gern variant of grin (vb. to show the teeth in rage, pain, disappointment, etc.; to snarl as a dog; to complain persistently)

• INTERIOR DECORATOR
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a cook  

• INTERLEAN
adj. 1892 Eng. dial. – of bacon: streaky, having layers of lean and fat alternating  

• INTERLOCUTE
vb. 1621 obs. rare – to talk with, to hold conversation with

• INTERLOPER
n. 1. 1627 sl. – an unlicensed trader  
n. 2. 1690 sl. – a hanger-on; one who is dependent upon others
n. 3. 1690 sl. – one who interferes or intercepts unwarrantably; a meddler, a busybody
n. 4. 1872 UK thieves’ sl. obs. – a man called in on an emergency  
n. 5. Bk1896 sl. – a smuggler  
n. 6. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a person of no regular employment  

• INTERMEJIT
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – intermediate  

• INTERMELL
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. obs. – to intermeddle  

• INTERMENT
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – intimate, friendly, ‘thick’ 

• INTERMINED
adj. 1860 Eng. dial. – determined  

• INTERMIT
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to admit, to allow to enter  

• INTERMITTING
n. 1790 Eng. dial. obs. – the ague

• INTERNIGRANT
adj. 1656 obs. – having black interlaced among other colours  

• INTER POCULA
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• INTERPRETATE
adj. 1526 obs. rare – interpreted, understood
vb. c1522 rare or obs. – to interpret 

• INTERPRETATER
n. 1938 Amer. dial. – an interpreter  

• INTERRUPT
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to annoy, to cause discomfort to, to disagree with; to interfere with, to attack, to pursue  

• INTERTURB
vb. 1554 obs. – to disturb by interruption  

• INTERVAL
n. 1. 1873 Sc. – the time between the hours of public worship  
n. 2. 1647 US – a low ground beside a river

• INTESTINAL FORTITUDE
n. Bk2002 Aust. sl. – strength of will; guts, courage  

• INTESTINALS
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – the intestines; the organs inside the body  

• INTESTINE
adj. 1775 US – internal

• IN THAT WAY
adj. 1742 euphemism – pregnant

• IN THE AIR
adj. 1. US Civil War usage – unprotected by natural or man-man obstacles; used of the flank of an army
adj. 2. a1894 US sl. – angry; excited; unnerved 

• IN THE ALTOGETHER
adj. 1894 sl. – naked, nude

• IN THE ARMOUR
adj. 1967 US sl. – of beer: in a can  

• IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS
adj. 1720 – sleeping

• IN THE ARMS OF MURPHY
adj. 1903 sl. – asleep 

• IN THE BAG
adj. 1. 1919 Amer. sl. – in the military: taken as a prisoner of war
adj. 2. 1921 Amer. sl. – secured, completed; as good as won; a certainty  
adj. 3. 1921 Amer. criminals’ sl. – made amenable by bribery
adj. 4. 1921 Amer. criminals’ sl. – of a prizefight, horse race, or similar sporting event: illicitly prearranged by the paying of bribes or other trickery; fixed
adj. 5. 1928 Amer. sl. – in debt  
adj. 6. 1940 Amer. sl. – drunk  
adj. 7. 1968 Amer. sl. – in trouble; in an undesirable situation

• IN THE BAT OF AN EYE
adv. 1966 Amer. dial. – quickly

• IN THE BIZ BAG
phr. 1994 US sl. – in trouble with police management  

• IN THE BLUES
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE BOLLOCKY
adj. 20C Aust. sl. – naked

• IN THE BOOK
n. 20C Aust. sl. – a thief, esp. a pickpocket  

• IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG
adj. 1659 – remaining as a last resource or expedient  

• IN THE BOWFARTS
adj. Bk1911 Sc. – on the back and unable to rise  

• IN THE BUFF
adj. 17C sl. – naked  

• IN THE CACK
phr. 1940s Aust. sl. – in difficulties

• IN THE CACTUS
phr. 1. c1925 Aust. & NZ sl. – in an awkward situation
phr. 2. 1944 Aust. sl. – in difficulties, in trouble, esp. with one person

• IN THE CALMS
phr. a1662 obs. – in course of construction; in the state of preparation

• IN THE CAN
adj. 1. 1934 colloq. – arranged or agreed
adj. 2. 1934 US sl., orig. film jargon – completed, finished  

• IN THE CART
adj. 1889 Brit. sl. – in trouble  

• IN THE CATBIRD SEAT
adj. 1945 Amer. dial. – in a superior or advantageous position; feeling important  

• IN THE CATCHING UP OF A GARTER
phr. 1697 – in a moment  

• IN THE CELLAR
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE CHIPS
adj. 1935 Amer. sl. – having much money  

• IN THE CLOUDS
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dreamy  
adj. 2. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE CLUB
adj. 1890 euphemism – pregnant

• IN THE COLD
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – neglected; ignored  

• IN THE CUTICLE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – undressed; nude

• IN THE DAGGLE
adj. 1929 Sc. – trailing behind  

• IN THE DARK
adj. 1. 1885 US sl. – of coffee: black  
adj. 2. 1990 US sl. – of a bet in poker: make without having seen your cards  
adj. 3. 20C Amer. colloq. – uninformed; not aware of current attitudes or happenings  

• IN THE DIM
adj. Bk1900 Eng. dial. – in the dusk or twilight  

• IN THE DOG BOX
adj. 1953 NZ sl. – in disgrace or disfavour; in trouble, esp. with one person  

• IN THE DOGHOUSE
adj. 1926 colloq. – in disgrace or disfavour

• IN THE DUSTBIN
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – dead and buried  

• IN THE ETHER
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled

• IN THE FACE OF THE SUN
adv. a1618 – openly

• IN THE FAMILIAR WAY
adj. 1891 jocular colloq. – pregnant  

• IN THE FAMILY WAY
adj. 1796 euphemism – pregnant  

• IN THE FANG
adj. 1710 Sc. obs. – in the act of stealing

• IN THE FART-BOW
adj. 1821 Sc. – in an inextricable predicament, unable to help oneself  

• IN THE FOG
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN THE FULL CUTICLE
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – undressed; nude

• IN THE GALES
adj. Bk1997 Amer. dial. – in a good state of mind; very cheerful  

• IN THE GREEN
phr. 1850 – in the period of youthful growth or vigour

• IN THE GRIP OF THE GRAPE
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE GROOVE
phr. 1960s Amer. sl. – belonging to the ‘in crowd, a group of popular people

• IN THE GUN
adj. 17C Brit. – drunk  

• IN THE HEEL OF THE HUNT
adv. 20C Irish – at the last minute, finally

• IN THE HUNT
phr. 1957 Aust. sl. – in contention

• IN THE JACKPOT
adj. 1. 1967 Amer. sl. – in trouble, in the doghouse  
adj. 2. 1967 Amer. sl. – having the delirium tremens

• IN THE KNOW
adj. 1883 sl. – having secret or inside knowledge  

• IN THE LAST
adv. 1607 obs. rare – in the end, finally

• IN THE LIFE
adj. 1963 US sl. – homosexual  

• IN THE LIGHT
adj. 1900 Amer. sl. – of coffee: served with cream

• IN THE MAD(S)
adj. 1834 Amer. dial. – angry  

• IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEANTIME
adv. 1828 Sc. – meanwhile  

• IN THE MIDS OF THE MEANTIME
adv. 1872 Sc. – at present, at once, soon  

• IN THE MILL
adj. World War I Amer. sl. – in a guardhouse

• IN THE MONEY
adj. 1. 1902 sl. – wealthy, successful; rich; orig. used to denote being among the prize-winners in a competition, show, etc.  
adj. 2. 1902 sl. – of a horse or rider: finishing in one of the top three positions in a race; broadly, finishing among the top winners
adj. 3. c1934 sl. – receiving good wages or a large salary

• IN THE MOPS
adj. B1900 – sulky

• IN THE MOUTH
phr. 1979 US sl. – in poker, said of the first player to act in a given situation

• IN THE NACK
adj. 2002 Brit. sl. – naked  

• IN THE NAME OF ALL!
int. 1885 Sc. – an expletive, generally of impatience  

• IN THE NAME OF NO TIME
adv. 1864 Sc. – almost immediately  

• IN THE NAME OF THE PROPHET – FIGS!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous  

• IN THE NATURAL
adj. Bk1982 sl. – naked, nude

• IN THE NECK OF
phr. 1775 colloq. – close upon, or behind

• IN THE NOTON
adj. 1871 Amer. dial. – in the mood, inclined; in favour of something  

• IN THE NUDDY
adj. 1953 jocular usage, orig. Aust. – naked; in the nude

• IN THE OFFING
phr. 1779 – in the projected future; likely to happen

• IN THE OZONE
adj. 1. 1971 Amer. sl. – in a dazed or drowsy state, such a state induced by drugs or drink
adj. 2. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE PARKING LOT
adj. 1996 US sl. – in gambling: without further funds  

• IN THE PEN
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE PIG’S A.H.
phr. 1910s US sl. – in very great trouble  

• IN THE PINK
adj. 1. 1914 sl. – in good health
adj. 2. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE POO(H)
adj. 1961 euphemism for ‘in the shit’ – in trouble  

• IN THE PUDDING CLUB
adj. 1890 euphemism – pregnant

• IN THE PULPIT
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE QUILL
adj. 1593 obs. –in a body; in combination or concert

• IN THE RACKET
adj. c1860 UK criminals’ sl. – engaged in a criminal enterprise 

• IN THE RAGS
adj. c1860 sl. – in trouble or disgrace; in a dispute  

• IN THE RANK
adj. 1920s US criminals’ sl. – arrested, captured while committing a crime  

• IN THE RATTLE
adj. 1914 Brit. naval sl. – in confinement; in trouble

• IN THE RAW
adj. 1941 sl. – naked  

• IN THERE
adj. 1944 US sl., applied esp. to a jazz musician’s performance – excellent  

• IN THE RED
adj. 1926 sl. – in debt; in financial difficulty  

• IN THE REIGN OF QUEEN DICK
phr. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – never  

• IN THE RIGHT BALL-PARK
phr. 1950s US sl. – close to the amount, price, etc. one was thinking about

• IN THE RIND
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – undressed; nude  

• IN THE RING
adv. 1872 US criminals’ sl. – in a clique or clan of conspirators for evil  

• IN THE SACK
adj. 1. 1969 Amer. dial. – thoroughly drunk  
adj. 2. 1995 US sl. –used to suggest sexual activity  

• IN THE SADDLE
adj. 1. 1950 US sl. – in control  
adj. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – menstruating  
adj. 3. 1979 US sl. – engaged in sexual intercourse  

• IN THE SAFE
adj. 1996 UK sl. – concealed in the anus  

• IN THE SAME BOX
adj. M19 sl. – sharing the same problems  

• IN THE SAME STREET
phr. 1. Bk1904 sl. – equal with
phr. 2. Bk1904 sl. – on or under the same conditions

• IN THE SAME TALE
adj. c1375 – in agreement 

• IN THE SATCHEL
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE SCENE
adj. Bk2009 sl. – actively and socially gothic, or involved in goth pursuits  

• IN THE SHADE
adj. 1925 US criminals’ sl. – in prison  

• IN THE SHIT
adj. 1937 sl. – in trouble  

• IN THE SHORT ROWS
adj. 1954 Amer. dial. – about to achieve orgasm  

• IN THE SIN BIN
adj. 1995 Aust. sl. – ostracized  

• IN THE SKIES
adj. 1869 – ecstatic, in the realms of fancy  

• IN THE SLEET
adj. 1944 US rhyming sl. – in the street  

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

• IN THE SOUP
adj. 1889 sl., orig. US – in trouble  

• IN THE SPUD LINE
adj. 1937 euphemism – pregnant  

• IN THE STRAW
phr. 1705 arch. & Eng. dial. – in childbed

• IN THE SUCCESS
adv. a1676 obs. – eventually

• IN THE SUDS
adj. 1. a1592 obs. – in an unfinished state or condition 
adj. 2. 1603 obs. – in difficulties, in embarrassment or perplexity  
adj. 3. 1611 Eng. dial. – in the sulks, in the blues; downcast, in the dumps; ill-humoured  
adj. 4. 1770 obs. – slightly intoxicated, fuddled, drunk
adj. 5. 1617 sl. – troubled; perplexed; angry  
adv. 1611 obs. – in disgrace  

• IN THE SULLENS
adj. 1631 – ill-humoured, very gloomy  

• IN THE SUN
adj. 1. 1600 obs. – free from trouble, care, or sorrow
adj. 2. 1602 obs. – exposed to public view
adj. 3. 19C sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  

• IN THE TANK
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• IN THE TIME YOU CAN BAT AN EYE
adv. 1966 Amer. dial. – very quickly  

• IN THE TIP OF THE MODE
adj. 1709 obs. – in the height of fashion

• IN THE TOILS
adj. 1872 US police sl. – within the secret control of a police officer  

• IN THE TOP FLIGHT
phr. 20C – in the highest class

• IN THE TRICK BAG
phr. 1962 Amer. dial. – in a disadvantageous or unfavourable position  

• IN THE TURNING OF A HAND
adv. a1632 – in a moment, instantly 

• IN THE TURN OF A HAND
adv. a1300 – in a moment, instantly

• IN THE TWINKLE OF A BEDPOST
adv. 1888 Ireland – in an instant  

• IN THE TWINKLING OF A BEDPOST
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

• IN THE TWINKLING OF A CAT’S TAIL
adv. B1900 Sc. – in an instant

• IN THE VEIN
adj. 1593 – in a fit or suitable mood for something  

• IN THE WAY
adj. 1742 euphemism – pregnant

• IN THE WHITLEATHER STATE
adj. 1899 Amer. dial. – of people: old and tough  

• IN THE WIND
adj. 19C Brit. sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  

• IN THE WOODS
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  

• IN THE WRAPPER
adj. 1. 1985 US sl. – drunk  
adj. 2. 1997 US sl. – in bed  

• IN THE WRONG BOX
adj. M16 colloq. – out of one’s element; in a false position, in error 

• IN TIFT
adj. 1724 Sc. & Eng. dial. – in good condition  

• INTIMATE
n. 1859 US criminals’ sl. obs. – a shirt

• INTIMATED
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – intimate  

• INTIMMERS
n. 1824 Sc. – of the human body: the internal organs, esp. the stomach and bowels; the intestines  

• INTIRE
adj. 1747 Sc. obs. – intimate, heart and soul with  

• INTO
adj. 1969 – fond of; enthusiastic about; liking  

• INTOED
adj. 1774 Sc. –having turned-in toes  

• INTO IT
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

• INTO MATCHWOOD
phr. 1887 – into minute splinters  

IN TOPS WITH
adj. a1658 obs. – in or into conflict or antagonism with 

INTO SMASH
adj. M18 sl. – physically collapsed

INTO THE SUDS
adj. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

INTO UNCERTAIN
adv. 1382 obs. – at random

IN TOWN
adj. 1812 UK criminals’ sl. obs. – flush of money
phr. 1989 Aust. sl. – in horse racing: on major metropolitan tracks  

INTOXED
adj. 1. M20 US drug culture sl. – intoxicated with marijuana  
adj. 2. Bk2009 sl. – drunk  

INTOXICATE
adj. 1581 – drunk

INTOXICATED
adj. 1576 – drunk

INTOXICATED AS A BOILED OWL
adj. 1892 Amer. sl. – drunk  

IN TRANSIT
adj. 1971 US drug culture sl. – experiencing the effects of LSD  

INTRESS
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – interest upon money  

INTRIGUING
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  

IN TRIM
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – in order; in good condition

• INTRINSE
adj. 1605 obs. – intricate, entangled, involved, complicated  

• INTRINSICATE
adj. 1560 obs. – intricate, involved, entangled, perplexed  
vb. 1603 obs. – ? to probe, to enter intimately

INTRODUCE CHARLEY
vb. 20C Brit. sl. – to intromit the penis  

• INTRODUCE HER TO FAGAN
vb. 1950s sl. – of a man: to have sexual intercourse  

INTROMISSION
n. 1. 1822 Sc. – the conduct of any piece of business  
n. 2. 1822 Sc. – intermeddling

INTROMISSIONS
n. 1899 Sc. – intermeddling, goings on with a person  

INTROMIT
vb. 1. 17C – to insert the penis into the vagina 
vb. 2. 1818 Sc. – to meddle with, to interfere; to associate

INTROMITTENT ORGAN
n. 17C – the penis, or any male copulatory organ which is inserted into the female for reproduction

IN TROUBLE
adj. 1891 euphemism – pregnant  

INTRUSE
vb. 1856 Sc. – to intrude upon; to force oneself or another upon  

INTRUST
n. 1896 Eng. dial. – interest upon money  

INTURN
adv. 1876 Eng. dial. – instead  

IN TWO CLAPS OF A LAMB’S TAIL
adv. 1892 Sc. – in a moment, very quickly  

IN TWO SHAKES
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

IN TWO SHAKES OF A BRASS MONKEY’S TAIL
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

IN TWO SHAKES OF A DEAD LAMB’S TAIL
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

IN TWO SHAKES OF A DEAD SHEEP’S TAIL
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

IN TWO SHAKES OF A DOG’S HINDLEG
adv. Bk1998 NZ sl. – quickly, immediately, soon  

IN TWO SHAKES OF A LAMB’S TAIL
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly  

IN TWO SHAKES OF A SHEEP’S TAIL
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

IN TWO TWO’S
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – immediately; shortly

IN-TY
adv. 1889 Amer. dial. – certainly, indeed (French entier)  


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