Dictionary: LAK – LAL


• LAKA
n. 1960s US homosexual sl. – the penis  
 
• LAKANOOKI;  LAKANUKI
n. 1944 US sl., esp. military usage – lack of sexual activity, facetiously regarded as an illness  
 
• LAKE
int. 1820 Sc. – alas!  
n. 1. 955 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a small stream of running water  
n. 2. a1000 obs. Sc. & Eng. dial. – a small pool or puddle; a pond formed by damming up a stream 
n. 3. c1000 obs. – an offering, sacrifice; also, a gift
n. 4. c1200 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. – play, amusement, fun; a game 
n. 5. c1320 obs. – a pit; a den of lions; also, occasionally, a grave
n. 6. 1382 obs. – an underground dungeon; a prison
n. 7. c1386 obs. – fine linen
n. 8. c1400 obs. – a fight, a contest
n. 9. 1758 Sc. – a small, stagnant pool, one formed at ebb-tide on the shore  
n. 10. 1872 Eng. dial. – a holiday  
n. 11. 1887 Sc.-  a toy, a plaything  
vb. 1. a1000 obs. – to exert oneself, to move quickly, to leap, to spring; hence, to fight
vb. 2. c1200 obs. – to present an offering or sacrifice to
vb. 3. c1300 chiefly Eng. dial. – to play, to sport; to make a holiday from work 
vb. 4. 1300s obs. – to sport with, to mock
vb. 5. c1350 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to amuse oneself, to play
vb. 6. 1856 Eng. dial. – to idle, to trifle; to stop work, to be out of employment  
vb. 7. Bk1902 Sc. – to give credit to, to trust  
vb. 8. Bk1902 Sc. – to give no heed to
 
• THE LAKE
n. 1920s US criminals’ sl. – Salt Lake City, Utah  
 
• LAKE-DAY
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a holiday  
 
• LAKE-FEVER
n. Bk1908 US – malaria  
 
• LAKE IN
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – at cards: to lead, to begin  
 
• LAKE-LADS
n. 1896 Eng. dial. – companions, playmates  
 
• LAKE-LASSES
n. 1849 Eng. dial. – female companions or playmates  
 
• LAKELET
n. 1796 – a small lake  
 
• LAKEN
n. M19 sl. – a wife  
 
• LAKER
n. 1. 1798 obs. – a visitor to the English lakes
n. 2. 1808 Eng. dial. – a player; an actor  
n. 3. 1825 Eng. dial. – a holiday tourist  
 
• LAKE-RIFT
n. 1300s obs. – a gully made by a stream
 
• LAKER LADY
n. 18C sl. – a prostitute  
 
• LAKES
adj. 1. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘carney’ (Lakes of Killarney) – two-faced, untrustworthy  
adj. 2. 1934 rhyming sl. for ‘barmy’ (Lakes of Killarney) – insane, mad, eccentric  
n. 1. c1200 obs. – games, tricks, goings on
n. 2. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘barmy’ (Lakes of Killarney) – a mad person  
 
• LAKES OF KILLARNEY
adj. 1. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘carney’ – two-faced, untrustworthy  
adj. 2. 1934 rhyming sl. for ‘barmy’ – insane, mad, eccentric  
n. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘barmy’ – a mad person  
 
• LAKESOME
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – frolicsome, playful  
 
• LAKESY
n. 1910s rhyming sl. for ‘barmy’ (Lakes of Killarney) – mad, eccentric  
 
• LAKE THUNDER
n. 1983 Amer. dial. – the rumble made by the expansion and contraction of ice on a body of water  
 
• LAKETS
n. 1677 Eng. dial. – trifles, odd things; small sums of money  
 
• LAKE WENDOUREE
vb. 1990s Aust. sl. – to have just ejaculated  
 
• LAKH
n. c1885 Anglo-Indian – a large number of quantity  
 
• LAKIN
n. 1. c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a plaything, a toy  
n. 2. M19 sl. – a wife  
 
• LAKING
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – idling, taking a holiday; playing truant  
n. 1. 1340 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – playing, amusement  
n. 2. 1790 Eng. dial. – a toy, a plaything; a trifle  
n. 3. 1896 Eng. dial. – a holiday  
 
• LAKING-BOUT
n. 1865 Eng. dial. – a bout of idleness; a holiday  
 
• LAKING-BRASS
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – pocket money, money to spend on enjoyment  
 
• LAKING-DO
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a gambling affair
 
• LAKING-GANG
n. 1882 Eng. dial. – a band of players  
 
• LAKING-HOUSE
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a playroom; a theatre; a gaming-house 
 
• LAKING-KIST
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a box of toys
 
• LAKISH
adj. 1. 1590 obs. – abounding in lakes or pools; inhabiting a lake
adj. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – frolicsome, playful  
 
• LA-LA
adj. 1800 – so-so; not so good as it might be  
int. 1. 18C colloq. – imitation of a French exclamation  
int. 2. c1850 – an expression of derision  
n. 1. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a swell, a stylish person
n. 2. 1960s Aust. sl. – a lavatory  
n. 3. 1970s sl. – the vagina  
n. 4. 1974 US sl. – (usually as ‘lala’) the buttocks  
n. 5. 1996 US sl. – Los Angeles, California
 
• LA-LA LAND
n. 1. 1970s sl., orig. US – Los Angeles  
n. 2. 1985 US sl. – a state of being out of touch with reality; dreamland; a fantasy world  
 
• LALAPALOOSER
n. 1904 US sl. – an excellent thing  
 
• LALAPALOOZA
n. 1. 1896 Amer. dial. – an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing  
n. 2. 1918 Amer. dial. – an extremely tall tale; a lie  
n. 3. 1920s sl. – a devastating punch  
n. 4. 1934 Amer. dial. – in poker: a special hand or game usually employed to deceive an inexperienced player  
 
• LALAPAZAZA
n. 1. L19 sl., orig. US – someone or something outstandingly good, stylish, or pleasing of its kind  
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a devastating punch  
 
• LALAPOLOOSA
n. 1896 Amer. dial. – an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing  
 
• LALAPOOZER
n. 1896 Amer. dial. – an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing  
 
• LAL BROUGH
n. 20C rhyming sl. – snuff  
 
• LALDER
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – loud and foolish talk  
vb. 1. 1856 Eng. dial. – to sing in a loud, noisy manner; to hum  
vb. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to gossip  
vb. 3. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to lounge about idly; to behave in a giddy, romping manner
vb. 4. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to poke out the tongue
 
• LALDERISH
adj. 1894 Eng. dial. – lounging, listless, lazy  
 
• LALDIE
n. 1889 Sc. – a thrashing, punishment, a drubbing  
 
• LALDRUM
n. 1. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a noisy, talkative girl  
n. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a simpleton; a complete fool
n. 3. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – noisy, foolish talk; nonsense; an improbable tale, falsehoods
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to sing in a foolish or childish manner
 
• LALDY-DALDY
n. 1889 Sc. – a thrashing, punishment, a drubbing  
 
• LALE
vb. 1300s obs. rare – to speak
 
• LALEEKING
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – boisterous  
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – unrestrained junketing or scampering  
 
• LALIE
n. 1898 Sc. – a child’s toy  
 
• LALL
n. 1. 1825 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a lazy, inactive person; a lounger; a dawdling child hanging about its mother  
n. 2. 1838 Sc. – a child’s toy, a plaything  
n. 3. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – loud, lively, or spirited singing; ranting psalmody  
n. 4. 1967 UK sl. – the leg; usually in the plural  
vb. 1. 1878 – to say ‘lal, lal’; to speak childishly  
vb. 2. 1884 Eng. dial. – to sing or shout loudly; to cry out; to quarrel  
vb. 3. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to lounge, to loiter, to wander about aimlessly  
vb. 4. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to poke out the tongue; of the tongue: to protrude
 
• LALLA
adj. 1950 Amer. dial. – careless, indifferent  
 
• LALLACK
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – play, frolic  
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to idle about; to go gossiping from house to house
 
• LALLAN
adj. 1706 Sc. – belonging to the Lowlands of Scotland  
n. 1785 Sc. – the Lowland Scotch dialect  
 
• LALLANS
n. 1830 Sc. – the Lowlands of Scotland  
 
• LALLAPALOOSA
n. 1. 1896 Amer. dial. – an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing; a stylish person; something pleasing  
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a devastating punch  
n. 3. 1934 Amer. dial. – in poker: a special hand or game usually employed to deceive an inexperienced player  
 
• LALLAPALOOSER
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – something or someone pleasing, splendid, stylish, or fine
 
• LALLAPALOOTZA
n. 1896 Amer. dial. – an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing  
 
• LALLAPALOOZA; LALLAPALUZA
n. 1. L19 sl., orig. US – someone or something outstandingly good, stylish, or pleasing of its kind  
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a devastating punch  
 
• LALLAPALOOZER
n. 1904 US sl. – an excellent thing  
 
• LALLA SHOP
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a small shop dealing in cheap miscellany, and secondhand wares and clothing, generally thought to be disreputable and catering to a low grade patronage  
 
• LALLATE
vb. 1623 obs. rare – to speak baby-like
 
• LALLATION
n. 1647 obs. – childish utterance
 
• LALLDABBER
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a blow  
 
• LALLEN
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – dawdling; of a child: hanging about its mother  
 
• LALLETTE
n. 1967 UK sl. – the leg; usually in the plural  
 
• LALLIE
adj. 1930 Sc. – made of earthenware  
n. 1. 1838 Sc. – a child’s toy, a plaything  
n. 2. 1900 Sc. – a fragment of earthenware, a piece of broken pottery, esp. used as a plaything, as in hopscotch  
n. 3. 1967 UK sl. – the leg; usually in the plural  
 
• LALLIGAG
vb. 1. M19 US sl. – to fool around; to kiss and cuddle  
vb. 2. L19 US sl. – to dawdle, to dally, to fool about  
vb. 3. L19 US college sl. – to surpass; to take advantage of  
 
• LALLIKER
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – the tongue  
 
• LALLOCK
vb. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to idle about; to go gossiping from house to house  
 
• LALLOCKING
adj. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – boisterous  
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – unrestrained junketing or scampering
 
• LALLOP
n. 1864 Eng. dial. – a lazy, lounging person; an idler; an awkward or slatternly girl  
vb. 1. 1745 – to lounge or loll about; to walk awkwardly or skippingly; to move heavily
vb. 2. 1881 Eng. dial. – to poke out the tongue  
vb. 3. 1889 Eng. dial. – of a dress, etc.: to trail, to drag or flap on the ground  
vb. 4. 1890 Eng. dial. – to beat, to chastise, to strike  
vb. 5. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – to walk among soft mud  
 
• LALLOPPING
adj. 1867 Eng. dial. – hanging down, trailing  
 
• LALLOPS
n. 1. 1864 Eng. dial. – a lazy, lounging person; an idler; an awkward or slatternly girl  
n. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – rags, tatters  
 
• LALLOPY
adj. 1. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – lounging, idle, and slovenly in gait or habit  
adj. 2. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – of the tongue: too long for the mouth, protruding
 
• LALL-SHRAUB
n. L18 Anglo-Indian – claret, red Bordeaux  
 
• LALL-TIT
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a spoiled child  
 
• LALLY
n. 1. 1967 UK sl. – the leg; usually in the plural  
n. 2. 20C rhyming sl. (Lal Brough) – snuff  
 
• LALLY-COVERS
n. 2002 UK sl. – trousers  
 
• LALLY-DRAGS
n. 2002 UK sl. – trousers
 
• LALLYGAG
n. 1. 1862 sl. – foolishness; nonsense; empty chatter  
n. 2. 1940s sl. – a wastrel, a wasteful or good-for-nothing person; an irresponsible person  
n. 3. 20C sl. – flirting, love-making  
vb. 1. 1862 US sl. – to dawdle, to dally, to be idle; to waste time out of ineptitude or design; to fool about; to loiter, to lounge, fool around; to chatter, to talk idly; to gad about 
vb. 2. 1868 US sl. – to cuddle amorously; to flirt, to court, to make love  
vb. 3. L19 US college sl. – to surpass; to take advantage of  
vb. 4. 20C US colloq. – to copulate  
 
• LALLYGAGGER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a very slow person  
 
• LALLYPALOOZER
n. 1. L19 sl., orig. US – someone or something outstandingly good, stylish, or pleasing of its kind  
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a devastating punch  
 
• LALLY-PEG
n. 1967 UK sl. – the leg; usually in the plural  
 
• LALLY-WOW
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a cat  
 
• LALTHRUM
n. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a noisy, talkative girl  


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