Dictionary: MAV – MAZ


• MAVERICK
n. 1. 1890 Amer. dial. – something obtained dishonestly  
n. 2. 1893 Amer. dial. – any unclaimed article  
n. 3. 1922 Amer. dial. – an orphan child; an illegitimate child  
n. 4. 1965 Amer. dial. – a rough, untamed, or feral animal  
vb. 1890 Amer. dial. – to appropriate abandoned or unprotected property dishonestly or illegally  

• MAVORTIAL
adj. 1595 obs. – warlike, martial  

• MAVORTIAN
adj. 1557 obs. – warlike, martial  
n. 1598 obs. – a warrior  

• MAW
n. 1. 1791 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – the human mouth; the throat; the gullet; the jaws  
n. 2. 1857 Amer. dial. – mother  
n. 3. 1886 Eng. dial. – a mallet; a large hammer  
n. 4. 1887 Amer. dial. – appetite  
n. 5. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a piece of bread and butter  
vb. 1862 Eng. dial. – to eat, to devour  

• MAW-BAG
n. 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the stomach of an animal  

• MAW BELL
n. 1. 1920s US sl. – the American Telephone & Telegraph Inc.  
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a telephone  

• MAWBISH
adj. 1865 Eng. dial. – drunk, intoxicated  

• MAWDLIN DRUNK
adj. 17C colloq. – drunk and crying  

• MAWDY
adj. 1882 Eng. dial. – of a child: cross, peevish  

• MAWGED
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – vexed  

• MAWK
n. 1. 1641 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a maggot  
n. 2. 1790 Eng. dial. – a whim, a foolish fancy; a joke; a trick  
n. 3. 1889 Eng. dial. – a person who is squeamish and fastidious  
n. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a hare  
vb. 1. 1740 Eng. dial. – to go about stupidly; to move in a senseless manner  
vb. 2. 1876 Eng. dial. – to crave for; to become melancholy; to mope  
vb. 3. 1892 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to become infested with maggots  
vb. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to baffle, to tease, to torment  
vb. 5. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to frighten

• MAWKET
adj. 1824 Sc. – infested with maggots  

• MAWKIN
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – unwieldy, difficult to handle  
n. 1. c1275 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – used as a female personal name; typically applied to a woman of the lower classes 
n. 2. a1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – a mop; a bundle of rags fastened to the end of a stick, esp. that used to clean out a baker’s oven 
n. 3. 1586 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – an untidy female, esp. a servant or country wench; a slut, a slattern; occasionally, a lewd woman  
n. 4. 1633 obs. Eng. dial. – a scarecrow; a ragged puppet or grotesque effigy; a ‘guy’  
n. 5. 1742 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a hare  
n. 6. 1819 Eng. dial. – a showily or eccentrically dressed person; a term of abuse or contempt for anyone  
n. 7. 1882 Sc. – a half-grown girl; one engaged to do light housework  

• MAWKINLY
adj. 1857 Eng. dial. – slovenly, dirty  
adv. 1740 Eng. dial. – dirtily  

• MAWKISH
adj. 1. 1896 Sc. & Eng. dial. – slightly indisposed; faint; sick from drinking  
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – whimsical  
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – insipid; unsavoury

• MAWKS
n. 1. 1721 Eng. dial. – a foolish, slatternly woman; an overgrown, clumsy girl  
n. 2. 1887 Eng. dial. – a mess; a mixture; a state of decay  
vb. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to mess about; to saunter, to loiter in  
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to mess, to dirty

• MAWKSY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – soft; tasteless; esp. said of over-ripe fruit

• MAWK-WORM
n. 1863 Sc. – a maggot  

• MAWKY
adj. 1. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – full of maggots  
adj. 2. 1854 Eng. dial. – whimsical, capricious, changeable; peevish, discontented; proud, conceited  
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – dirty; white and sickly-looking  
adj. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of a woman: dowdy and ungainly; wearing tawdry finery
adj. 5. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – over-sweet

• MAWKY-HEADED
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – whimsical

• MAWLER
n. 1. E19 sl. – the hand, the fist  
n. 2. 1950s sl. – brass knuckles  
n. 3. 20C US sl. – a boxer  

• MAWLEY
n. 1. L18 sl. – the hand, a fist  
n. 2. M19 sl. – a signature; handwriting  
n. 3. M19 sl. – a finger; usually used in plural

• MAWL-SCRAWL
n. 1. 1856 Eng. dial. – the common green caterpillar  
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a small shrivelled apple  

• MAW-MAW
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a grandmother or great-grandmother; rarely, a mother or stepmother

• MAWMISH
adj. 1. 1668 obs. – nauseous, disgusting
adj. 2. B1900 obs. – foolish, silly, idle
adj. 3. B1900 obs. – tiresome  

• MAWMOOIN
n. 1871 Eng. dial. – a blockhead, a simpleton; a playful, teasing youth or girl; literally ‘mow the moon’  

• MAWMSEY
adj. 1879 Eng. dial. – sleepy, stupid, esp. from want of rest or from over-drinking  
n. 1881 Eng. dial. – a silly, awkward, trifling fellow  

• MAWND
vb. 16C UK criminals’ sl. – to ask or require; hence, to beg  

• MAWNDER
n. 17C UK criminals’ sl. – a beggar  

• MAWNER
vb. Bk1905 Sc. – to mimic  

• MAWP
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a blow  
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to strike, to beat

• MAW-POT
n. 1790 Eng. dial. – the stomach of an animal  

• MAWPS
n. 1866 Eng. dial. – a stupid person  

• MAWSIE
adj. 1880 Sc. – of persons, esp. women: stout, well-made  
n. 1. 1790 Sc. – a poor-sounding fiddle  
n. 2. 1790 Sc. – a stout person, esp. a woman; a stupid, slovenly, worthless woman

• MAWT
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a moth  

• MAWTHER
n. 1691 Eng. dial. – a girl just growing into womanhood, esp. a great, rough, awkward wench; a little girl; an unmarried woman  

• MAW-TURNED
adj. 1883 Eng. dial. – made squeamish  

• MAW-YED
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a blockhead  

• MAWZY
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a speckled hen

• MAX
vb. 1. 1837 US sl. – to do something excellently  
vb. 2. 1972 US sl. – to complete a maximum prison sentence  
vb. 3. 1977 US sl. – to reach a limit  
vb. 4. 1984 US sl. – to relax  

• MAXIE
n. 1868 Sc. – a ‘maximus’ error; a great error  

• MAXIES
n. 1992 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘balls’ (Max Walls) – the testicles  

• MAXIM
n. 19C Eng. dial. – a plan, contrivance; an experiment; a fad; a crotchet

• MAXIMING
adj. 1867 Eng. dial. – playing  

• MAXIMIOUS
adj. 1567 obs. – having great power

• MAXIMS
n. 1867 Eng. dial. – pranks, tricks, practical jokes  

• MAX OUT
vb. 1. 1972 US sl. – to complete a maximum prison sentence  
vb. 2. 1977 US sl. – to reach a limit  
vb. 3. 1984 US sl. – to relax  

• MAX WALLS
n. 1992 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘balls’ – the testicles  

• MAXWELL HOUSE
n. 1992 Brit. rhyming sl. – a mouse  

• MAXY
adj. 1842 Amer. sl. – drunk  

• MAY
n. 1810 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a maid; a maiden  

• MAY ALL YOUR CONSEQUENCES BE HAPPY ONES
phr. 1962 US sl. – used as a humorous farewell  

• MAYBELL
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a lily of the valley  

• MAYBESO
adv. 1919 Amer. dial. – perhaps  

• MAY-BIRD
n. 1841 Sc. – a person born in May  

• MAY-BREAD-AND-CHEESE
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the leaves and buds of the hawthorn  

• MAY-CAT
n. 1879 Eng. dial. – a child born in May  

• MAY-EVE
n. 1884 Eng. dial. – the last day of April  

• MAYFLOWER
n. 1965 US sl. – a Plymouth car  

• MAY-FOOL
n. 1869 Eng. dial. – a person befooled on the 1st of May; an ‘April fool’; a silly person, a dupe, a blockhead  

• MAY-FRUITS
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the berries of the hawthorn  

• MAY-GAME
n. 1886 Eng. dial. – a foolish, silly person  

• MAY-GAMES
n. 1825 Eng. dial. – tricks, frolics, antics, practical jokes; whims, fancies  

• MAY-GEMMIN
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – frolicsome, silly, childish  

• MAY GOD HANG IT!
int. 19C US colloq. – an exclamation and oath  

• MAY GOD STRIKE ME DUMB!
int. 17C colloq. – an oath an exclamation

• MAY-GOSLING
n. 1842 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a person befooled on the 1st of May; an ‘April fool’; a silly person, a dupe, a blockhead  

• MAYHAP
adv. 1794 Sc. & Eng. dial. – perhaps, possibly  

• MAYHAPPEN
adv. 1848 Eng. dial. – perhaps, possibly  

• MAYHAPS
adv. 1794 Sc. & Eng. dial. – perhaps, possibly  

• MAY HIDE
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – the children’s hiding game, hide-and-seek  

• MAY HILL
n. 1929 Amer. dial. – a barrier to be overcome  

• MAYLADDY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – said of one who is intoxicated and cutting capers  

• MAY-LILY
n. 1832 Eng. & Amer. dial. – the lily of the valley  

• MAYLOCK
n. 1864 Eng. dial. – a prank, frolic, a lark; a trick, a practical joke; a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row  

• MAY-MAW
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a grandmother or great-grandmother; rarely, a mother or stepmother  

• MAYNE NICKLESS JOB
n. 1989 Aust. sl. – in horse racing: an extremely large bet 

• MAYO
n. 1. 1949 US drug culture sl. – cocaine; heroin; morphine  
n. 2. 1954 colloq. – mayonnaise  

• MAYORDOMO
n. 1834 Amer. dial. – the overseer of a ranch or mission; a person in charge of a group or project  

• MAYOR HUNNA
n. 1968 US drug culture sl. – marijuana  

• MAYOR JOHN
n. 1968 US drug culture sl. – marijuana

• MAYPOP
n. 1980 US jocular usage – a badly worn pneumatic tire

• MAY-PUDDOCK
n. 1883 Eng. dial. – a young frog  

• MAYTHEM
n. 1864 Eng. dial. – a “May-gosling,” a person befooled on the 1st of May; a stupid person  

• MAY-TREE
n. 1899 Eng. dial. – the hawthorn tree  

• MAY YOU HAVE PERPETUAL ITCHING WITHOUT EVER SCRATCHING
phr. Bk1902 Eng. dial. – a humorous curse used by women when they quarrel  

• MAZARD
n. 1602 – the face; hence, the nose  

• MAZARD-BOWL
n. 1790 Eng. dial. obs. – a drinking bowl made of maple

• MAZARDED
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – stunned; amazed  

• MAZE
adj. 1842 Eng. dial. – mad, crazy, lunatic; uneasy, over-anxious  
n. 1827 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – a state of amazement, bewilderment, or astonishment; perplexity, confusion, surprise  
vb. 1. 1836 Eng. dial. – to amaze, to astonish; to bewilder, to puzzle, to mystify  
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to turn giddy or light-headed  
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to wander as if stupefied

• MAZED
adj. 1. 1703 Eng. dial. – amazed, astonished, surprised; bewildered, astounded, perplexed  
adj. 2. 1836 Eng. dial. – crazed, mad, lunatic, distraught, insane  
adj. 3. 1887 Eng. dial. – stunned, confused, stupefied, dizzy, giddy, confused in the head  
adj. 4. 1896 Eng. dial. – eagerly desirous; ‘mad after’  
adj. 5. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – fidgety, uneasy, over-anxious; fretful  

• MAZED-ANTIC
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a wild, foolish, crazy person

• MAZED-HEADED
adj. 1892 Eng. dial. – dizzy, giddy  

• MAZEDISH
adj. 1846 Eng. dial. – mad, confused, insane  

• MAZEDNESS
n. 1891 Eng. dial. – madness  

• MAZEDY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – mad, confused, insane  

• MAZEGERRY
n. 1816 Eng. dial. – a wild, thoughtless, frolicsome fellow  

• MAZEGERRY-PATTICK
n. 1860 Eng. dial. – a wild, thoughtless, frolicsome fellow  

• MAZE-HEADED
adj. 1892 Eng. dial. – dizzy, giddy; bewildered, stupefied, confused  

• MAZE-HOUSE
n. 1873 Eng. dial. – an asylum or madhouse 

• MAZE-LIKE
adv. 1866 Eng. dial. – stupidly, foolishly; like a madman  

• MAZE-MAN
n. 1897 Eng. dial. – a madman, a lunatic  

• MAZER
n. 1890 Eng. dial. – anything out of the uncommon; a wonder; something unusual; an eccentric person  

• MAZERMENT
n. 1768 Sc. obs. – confusion, perplexity, amazement

• MAZERY
n. 1897 Eng. dial. – nonsense, foolery; madness  

• MAZEY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – wandering, uneasy, unsettled; semi-conscious, wandering in one’s mind  

• MAZICAN
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a stupid person; a fool

• MAZINESS
n. 1894 Eng. dial. – dizziness  

• MAZING
adv. 1859 Sc. & Eng. dial. – very, amazingly; wonderfully, astonishingly  

• MAZINLY
adv. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – very, exceedingly, extremely  

• MAZLE
vb. 1. 1747 Eng. dial. – to wander aimlessly about; to trifle; to do anything unskilfully  
vb. 2. 1848 Eng. dial. – to stupefy; to bewilder; to daze; to become stupefied or confused  

• MAZLEKIN
n. 1781 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton, an idiot  

• MAZLIN
n. 1781 Eng. dial. – a fool, a simpleton, an idiot

• MAZLING
adj. 1885 Eng. dial. – stupid, foolish, confused  

• MAZUKA
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – money  

• MAZUMA
n. 1904 US sl. – money  

• MAZUME
n. 1904 US sl. – money  

• MAZY
adj. 1. 1740 Eng. dial. – giddy, dizzy, confused in the head  
adj. 2. 1873 Eng. dial. – mad; eager for, madly desirous  
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – wandering, uneasy, unsettled; semi-conscious, wandering in one’s mind  

• MAZY-JACK
n. 1876 Eng. dial. – a fool, an idiot; a parish fool  

• MAZZARD
n. 1602 – the head or face; hence, the nose  

• MAZZARDLY
adj. 1871 Eng. dial. – of wood: knotty  

• MAZZARDY
adj. 1871 Eng. dial. – of wood: knotty

• MAZZEN
vb. 1. 1852 Eng. dial. – to stupefy, to make dizzy; to perplex, to bewilder 
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to be half drunk  

• MAZZENING
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – confusing

• MAZZERT
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – excessively vexed

• MAZZING
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – giddy, light-headed

• MAZZLE
vb. 1. 1747 Eng. dial. – to wander aimlessly about; to trifle; to do anything unskilfully  
vb. 2. 1848 Eng. dial. – to stupefy; to bewilder; to daze; to become stupefied or confused  


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