Dictionary: MES – MEZ


• MESC
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – a ‘mescal button’ containing mescaline  
 
• MESCAL
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – mescaline
 
• MESCAL BUTTON
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – the emergent tip of the peyote cactus, which contains mescaline
 
• MESCALINE
n. M20 US drug culture sl. – the name of the hallucinogenic chemical compound 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenylethylamine
 
• MESCAN
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a Mexican  
 
• ME’S DAMES!
int. 1796 Sc. – an exclamation or oath  
 
• MESEE
n. 1927 Amer. dial. – a midge or ‘no-see-em’  
 
• MESHER
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a messenger  
 
• MESHUGA
adj. 1892 sl., orig. Jewish-Amer. – crazy, mad  
 
• MESHUGAAS
n. L19 Yiddish – nonsense, obsession, tomfoolery
 
• MESHUGAH;  MESHUGGA;  MESHUGGAH
adj. 1892 sl., orig. Jewish-Amer. – crazy, mad  
 
• MESHUGGINER
adj. 1892 sl., orig. Jewish-Amer. – crazy, mad
 
• MESKIN
adj. 1953 Amer. dial. – Mexican  
n. 1953 Amer. dial. – a Mexican
 
• MESLINGS
n. 1671 Eng. dial. – the measles  
 
• MESMEROMANIA
n. Bk1991 – an obsession with hypnosis
 
• MESS
n. 1. 1656 Eng. dial. obs. – a company of four
n. 2. 1697 Eng. & Amer. dial. – a dish of food; a quantity of food sufficient for a dish or a meal  
n. 3. 1790 Eng. dial. – a slattern  
n. 4. 1809 Eng. & Amer. dial. – an indefinite quantity, amount or number, usually a large one; a crowd  
n. 5. 1813 Sc. – a meal, a dinner; an allowance of food  
n. 6. 1903 euphemism – excrement; chiefly applied to animal excrement
n. 7. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a term of contempt for anything small, weak, or insignificant  
n. 8. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – the number of rabbits found in a barrow
n. 9. 1936 sl. – an ineffectual or incompetent person  
n. 10. 1936 sl. – a witty, clever, or mischievous person
n. 11. 1936 sl. – an objectionable or foolish person; unruly or incorrigible person; an oaf; a hopelessly stupid person; a mentally confused person
n. 12. 1937 Amer. dial. – trash, junk; hence, stuff, nonsense; abuse  
n. 13. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – someone or something unattractive person  
vb. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to squander money  
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to trifle with food
vb. 3. 1966 Amer. dial. – to dawdle or putter; to fool around; to kid around, to tease  
vb. 4. 20C colloq. – to play around sexually; usually said of a married person

• MESS ABOUT
vb. L19 Brit. colloq. – to play sexually  
 
• MESSAGE RECEIVED
phr. 1940s colloq. – I understand what you’re getting at – there’s no need to go on about it  
 
• MESSAGE RECEIVED LOUD AND CLEAR
phr. 1940s colloq. – I understand what you’re getting at – there’s no need to go on about it
 
• MESS-AHEAD
adj. 1936 Amer. dial. – shiftless  
 
• MESSAN
n. 1. 1641 Sc., Ireland, & Eng. dial. – a small dog  
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a term of contempt for a small, insignificant person

• MESS AND A HALF
n. 1960s Amer. sl. – a situation which has degenerated beyond what you can handle
 
• MESS AND MELL
vb. 1822 Sc. – to partake of food together; to associate with  
 
• MESS AROUND
vb. 20C US sl. – to play sexually; to copulate; to flirt; esp. said of a married person  
 
• MESS BOILER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a cook  
 
• MESSED UP
adj. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – untidy, dirty  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; confused; muddled
 
• MESSENGER
n. 1. 1721 Sc. & Eng. dial. – in law: a sheriff’s officer  
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a sunbeam  
 
• MESSENGER-AT-ARMS
n. 1721 Sc. & Eng. dial. – in law: a sheriff’s officer  
 
• MESSENGER-OF-ARMS
n. 1721 Sc. & Eng. dial. – in law: a sheriff’s officer
 
• MESSENGERS
n. 1880 Eng. dial. – small detached clouds betokening rain  
 
• MESSER
n. 1. c1905 Brit. colloq. – a bungler; a muddler  
n. 2. c1915 Brit. prostitutes’ sl. – a ‘near’ prostitute; an amateur not above taking money or a present  
n. 3. c1916 Brit. sl. – a man, or a woman, that does not keep to one lover  
n. 4. c1920 Brit. market-traders’ usage – one who puts a stall-holder to a great deal of trouble without buying anything  
 
• MESSET
n. 1. 1640 Eng. dial. – a small dog  
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a term of contempt for a diminutive person  
 
• A MESS FOR A MAD DOG
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a queer compound of food, an unsavoury dish
 
• MESSIGATE
n. Bk1905 Sc. – the road to church  
 
• MESSING
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – bothering, troublesome  
 
• MESSLIN
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – extremely lively, mischievous  
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a lively, mischievous person
 
• MESSMAN’S HORROR
n. 20C Royal Navy sl. – a hungry man  
 
• MESSMENT
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a mess; a confused, disorderly, or dirty condition; a muddle, a confusion; anything unpalatable  
 
• MESS MOLL
n. c1928 Amer. stage usage – the woman cook  
 
• MESS OVER
vb. 1. 1884 Eng. dial. – to waste time, to loiter, to run about gossiping, to do nothing in particular  
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to make much of, to spoil, to pamper  
vb. 3. 1968 Amer. dial. – to meddle with, to make a mess of, to make untidy or disorderly, to cause pain or trouble for  
 
• THE MESSPOT
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Mesopotamia  
 
• MESS SOMEONE’S FACE UP
vb. Bk1990 Amer. criminals’ sl. – to beat someone around the face  
 
• MESS-UP
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – disorder  
(verbs as ‘mess up’)
vb. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to make much of, to spoil, to pamper  
vb. 2. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – to make an error; to do something wrong
 
• MESS WITH 
vb. 1. 19C US sl. – to become involved with; to use; to fool around with  
vb. 2. L19 sl. – to harass, to annoy, to interfere with  
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to make much of, to spoil, to pamper  
vb. 4. 1980s sl. – to laugh at, to ridicule, to tease  
 
• MESS WITH NATURE
vb. 1. 1970s African-American sl. – to interfere with a couple who are poised to have sexual intercourse  
vb. 2. 1970s African-American sl. – to lose one’s potency, esp. through excess use of narcotics or alcohol
 
• MESS WITH SOMEONE’S MIND
vb. 1950s sl., orig. African-American – to disturb or harm someone emotionally
 
• MESSY
adj. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – fidgeting, irritating, finicking  
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of food: unpalatable, soft, pulpy
adj. 3. 1920s sl. – immoral, unethical  
adj. 4. 1930s African-American sl. – good, first-rate  
 
• MESSY ATTIC
n. 1. 1950s African-American sl. – hair in need of dressing  
n. 2. 1960s Amer. sl. – a mind which is very confused, distracted
 
• MESSY BOBBLE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an error; a mistake; a blunder  
 
• MESSY BUCKET(S)
phr. World War I Amer. sl. – many thanks; (French ‘merci beaucoup’)
 
• MESTEE
n. L18 W. Indies – the offspring of a White and a Mulatto parent  
 
• MESTEZ
n. M19 Anglo-Indian – a half-caste  
 
• MESTFUL
adj. 1577 obs. rare – mournful; sad; melancholy; dismal; gloomy
 
• MESTIFICAL
adj. 1656 obs. – making sad or sorrowful
 
• MESTIVE
adj. 1578 obs. – sad, sorrowful, gloomy, dismal, mournful, melancholy
 
• MESTIZO
n. 1712 Amer. dial. – a person of mixed blood, esp. of Spanish and American Indian ancestry  
 
• MESTY
n. M19 Anglo-Indian – a half-caste  
 
• MET
n. 1939 Royal Air Force sl. – a weather report  
 
• THE MET
n. 1. 1896 sl. – the Metropolitan music-hall, London  
n. 2. L19 US sl. – the Metropolitan Opera House, New York  
n. 3. L19 – the Metropolitan Railway, part of the London Underground system  
n. 4. c1925 sl. – the Meteorological Office, responsible for weather forecasting
n. 5. 1940s sl. – the Metropolitan Police, serving London  
 
• METAGRAMMATIZE
vb. 1702 – to transpose the letters in a word or phrase  
 
• METAGROBOLIZE
vb. 1653 humorous usage – to puzzle, to mystify; to puzzle out
 
• METAL
n. 1. L18 Brit. colloq. – money
n. 2. 1864 Anglo-Indian – sweetmeats  
n. 3. 2000s sl. – a pistol, a revolver, a gun  
 
• METALHEAD
n. 1980s sl., orig. US teen usage – a fan of heavy metal music
 
• METALLOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of metals
 
• METAL MOUTH
n. 1970s US & UK teen sl. – a person with orthodontic braces  
 
• METAL ROOSTER
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – an alarm clock  
 
• METAL SCRATCHER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a scouring pad  
 
• METAL SPONGE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – the rough metal pad used to scour pots and pans
 
• METCH
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to crop the snuff of a candle; to snuff  
 
• METE
adj. 20C W. Indies sl. – meddlesome, interfering  
 
• METEOROMANCY
n. Bk1991 – divination involving the observation of meteors
 
• METEOROPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of meteors or meteorites
 
• METER
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – moderate  
n. 1940 US sl., orig. African-American – twenty-five cents or a quarter  
 
• METERLY
adv. 1703 Eng. dial. – tolerably, moderately, fairly  
 
• METH
n. 1. 1967 sl., orig. US – a tablet of methamphetamine; methamphetamine  
n. 2. Bk1990 criminal & street sl. – denatured alcohol; methyl alcohol
n. 3. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – methadone
 
• METHE
n. 1865 Sc. – a maggot
 
• METHEFUL
adj. 1. c1000 obs. – restrained, moderate; gentle, mild
adj. 2. a1300 obs. – weary, exhausted  
 
• METH FREAK
n. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – an habitual user of methamphetamine
 
• METHHEAD
n. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – an habitual user of methamphetamine
 
• METH MONSTER
n. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – an habitual user of methamphetamine
 
• METHO
n. 1. 1933 Aust. & NZ sl. – methylated spirit  
n. 2. 1933 Aust. & NZ sl. – a methylated spirit addict  
n. 3. 1940 Aust. sl. – a Methodist  
 
• METHODIST-CREAM
n. 1895 Eng. dial. – rum when used in tea  
 
• METHODIST HELLENIUM
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Prohibition era  
 
• METHODIST PALLET
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a temporary bed made on the floor  
 
• METHODY
n. 1848 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a Methodist  
 
• METICHE
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a busybody, a meddler  
 
• METIS
n. 1839 Amer. dial. – a person of mixed blood, esp. of French and American Indian ancestry  
 
• MET MAN
n. c1920 Brit. services’ sl. – a weather forecaster
 
• THE MET OFFICE
n. 1940s sl. – the Meteorological Office, responsible for weather forecasting

• ME-TOO
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – a person who imitates or adopts the behavior of another; a copycat; a tagalong  
 
• METOPOMANCY
n. Bk1991 rare – divination involving examination of facial features
 
• METROPOLE
n. a1300 obs. – a chief town or city; a metropolis
 
• METROS
n. Bk1990 Amer. sl. – the police; the metropolitan police
 
• METS
n. c1920 Brit. services’ sl. – a meteorological officer  
 
• THE METS
n. 1940s Brit. sl. – the Metropolitan Police, serving London  
 
• METT
n. 1899 Sc. – a boundary; a boundary stone; a mark to show the part measure off  
vb. 1773 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to measure  
 
• THE METT
n. L19 US sl. – the Metropolitan Opera House, New York  
 
• METTHERDY
n. 1848 Eng. dial. – a Methodist  
 
• METTLE
adj. 1806 Sc. – spirited; active; capable of enduring fatigue  
 
• METTLY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – quick-tempered, irritable  
 
• METTODY
n. 1848 Eng. dial. – a Methodist  
 
• MET-WAND
n. Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a measuring-rod; a draper’s yard-stick  
 
• MET-WOOD
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a measuring-rod; a draper’s yard-stick  
 
• MET-YARD
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a measuring-rod; a draper’s yard-stick
 
• MEUGLE
vb. Bk1905 Sc. – to dabble in mud  
 
• MEUTHY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of the weather: sultry, close, mild and damp  
n. 1794 Eng. dial. – a difficult respiration caused by rareness of the air  
 
• MEVE
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to move  
 
• MEVERLY
adj. B1900 Eng. dial. – shy, bashful; of a gentle or quiet disposition; affectedly sparing in drinking or eating 
adv. 1860 Eng. dial. – moderately, tolerably, middling; fairly well in health; easily, gently  
 
• MEW
n. 1. 1641 Sc. obs. – a son-in-law
n. 2. 1861 Eng. dial. – a place in which to confine any living creature; a breeding-cage for canaries, goldfinches, and other small birds  
vb. 1900 Eng. dial. – of a gull: to cry, to scream  
 
• MEWED
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – scattered by fright  
 
• MEWL
vb. 1. 1896 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to cry, as an infant or young animal  
vb. 2. 1939 Amer. dial. – to complain  
 
• MEWLING
adj. 1895 Sc. – crying, whining  
 
• MEWMAID
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a mermaid  
 
• MEWT
vb. 1737 Sc. obs. – of a cat: to mew
 
• MEWTLE
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – of cows and ewes: to make a low, crooning sound over their new-dropped young  
 
• MEW UP
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to coop up, to confine
 
• MEXICAN
adj. 1. 1912 Amer. dial., derogatory – cheap, inferior; makeshift; bogus, illegal
adj. 2. 1968 – of time or events: late, slow, unreliable  
n. 1991 Aust. sl. – in eastern Australia, a person from a state south of one’s own; in Queensland it refers to either New South Wales inhabitants or Victorians; in New South Wales it refers to Victorians  
 
• MEXICAN ATHLETE
n. 1993 Amer. dial., derogatory – one who lies or exaggerates
 
• MEXICAN BREAKFAST
n. 1960 US sl. – any combination of a glass of water, a cigarette, and the chance to urinate  
 
• MEXICAN BROWN
n. 1. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – a brownish Mexican marijuana
n. 2. 1975 US sl. – inferior heroin that originates in Mexico
 
• MEXICAN BUICK
n. 1979 US sl. – a Chevrolet  
 
• MEXICAN BUSH
n. Bk1990 Amer. drug culture sl. – low-quality marijuana from Mexico
 
• MEXICAN CADILLAC
n. 1962 US sl. – a Chevrolet  
 
• MEXICAN CARWASH
n. 1950 US sl. – a rainstorm  
 
• MEXICAN CASHMERE
n. 1957 US sl. – a cotton sweatshirt  
 
• MEXICAN CHROME
n. 1955 US sl. – aluminium paint  
 
• MEXICAN CIGARETTE
n. 1987 US sl. – a poorly made marijuana cigarette  
 
• MEXICAN COMPROMISE
n. 1954 US sl. – a decision in which you lose property but save your life  
 
• MEXICAN CREDIT CARD
n. 1962 Amer. sl., derogatory – a hose and siphon used for pilfering gasoline at night
 
• MEXICAN DIAMOND
n. 1950 US sl. – a stone cut and polished to look like a diamond  
 
• MEXICAN FILLING STATION
n. 1979 US sl. – a siphon used for stealing petrol/gas from a parked car  
 
• MEXICAN FLUSH
n. 1928 Amer. sl. – in poker: a poor hand as used to bluff other players  
 
• MEXICAN FOX-TROT
n. 1979 US sl. – diarrhoea  
 
• MEXICAN HAPPENING
n. 1968 Amer. dial., derogatory – something that never comes about
 
• MEXICAN HYDRAULIC LIFT
n. 1986 Amer. dial., derogatory – a wheelbarrow
 
• MEXICAN LIGHTNING
n. 1975 Amer. sl. – tequila  
 
• MEXICAN LION
n. 1903 Amer. dial. – a mountain lion  
 
• MEXICAN MUD
n. 1977 US drug culture sl. – brown heroin that originates in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico; heroin  
 
• MEXICANO
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – anyone from Mexico
 
• MEXICAN QUARTER HORSE
n. 1966 Amer. dial., derogatory – a mule
 
• MEXICAN RIG
n. 1. 1966 Amer. dial., derogatory – an old car that has been fixed up to make it go fast or to make a lot of noise
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial., derogatory – anything poorly constructed
 
• MEXICAN SPEED WRENCH
n. 1986 Amer. dial., derogatory – a sledgehammer
 
• MEXICAN STANDOFF
n. 1. 1891 Amer. dial. – an impasse, deadlock; an impasse resolved by the backing down of one or both parties; a contest without a clear-cut victory for either side; a hopeless staring match   
n. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – a collision that happens when two trains travelling in opposite directions on the same track are unable to stop before they collide  
 
• MEXICAN TIGER
n. 1842 obs. – the jaguar
 
• MEXICONIAN
adj. 1727 obs. – Mexican
 
• MEZLINGS
n. 1671 Eng. dial. – the measles  
 
• MEZZ
n. 1938 sl. – marijuana  
 
• MEZZIL
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a spot, a pimple  
 
• MEZZLE
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a spot, a pimple
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – excitement
vb. 1848 Eng. dial. – to stupefy; to bewilder; to daze; to become stupefied or confused  


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