Dictionary: MOO – MOQ


• MOO
n. 1. E19 UK juvenile sl. – a cow  
n. 2. 1945 sl. – money  
n. 3. 1967 sl. – an unpleasant or despicable female  
n. 4. 1990s US college sl. – an obese person  
 
• MOOCAH
n. 1937 US drug culture sl. – marijuana  
 
• MOOCH
n. 1. 1894 Amer. sl. – departure or expulsion  
n. 2. 1914 sl. – a borrower or cadger  
n. 3. 1914 Amer. sl. – a beggar or shiftless character; hence, a term of disparagement  
n. 4. 1927 Amer. sl. – a sucker, a chump, an easy mark; one easily cheated, deceived, or imposed upon  
n. 5. 1965 Amer. dial. – a kiss  
n. 6. M20 US drug culture sl. – narcotics in general  
vb. 1. 1851 Amer. sl. – to go, to amble, to depart, to clear out; also, to sneak  
vb. 2. 1857 Amer. sl. – to borrow or cadge money; to obtain, as by begging, to beg; also, to steal  
vb. 3. 1927 Amer. dial. – to move slowly or apathetically; to idle about, to loaf  
vb. 4. 1965 Amer. dial. – to kiss  
 
• MOOCHER
n. 1. 1857 sl. – an unskilled beggar or petty thief; hence, a sponger, a borrower, a cadger  
n. 2. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a hanger-on at a saloon
n. 3. World War I Amer. sl. – a politician who takes graft or who ‘bolts’ (opposes his or her party’s position)
n. 4. 1933 Amer. dial. – an idle person; a loafer  
 
• MOOCHING
adj. M19 sl. – idling, loafing  
 
• MOOCH OFF
vb. 1920s US sl. – to laze around  
 
• MOOCH OVER
vb. 1967 Amer. dial. – to move over, to make room  
 
• MOOCH SPOT
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a hickey  
 
• MOOCH THE MAIN STEM
vb. L19 sl. – to be along a town’s main street  
 
• MOOCHY
adj. 1967 Amer. dial. – making a show of affection in a public place, kissing  
 
• MOO-COW
n. 1. E19 UK juvenile sl. – a cow  
n. 2. 1990s US college sl. – an obese person  
 
• MOODIES
n.  1960s sl. – depression  
 
• MOODY
n. 1. 1917 sl. – insincere or exaggerated talk intended to flatter or deceive; humbug or flattery  
n. 2. 1969 Brit. sl. – a bad temper or fit of sulking  
 
• MOODY-COLORED
adj. 1950 Amer. dial. – of a dull or sad colour  
 
• MOOE
n. 1. 1859 sl. – the face
n. 2. 1859 sl. – the mouth
 
• MOOEY
n. 1.  1859 sl. – the face
n. 2. 1859 sl. – the mouth
 
• MOOEY-MOOEY
n. 1942 US sl. – love; lovemaking; courting  
 
• MOOFKY-POOFKY
n. 1994 Amer. jocular usage – foolishness or mischief, esp. of a romantic or sexual nature; sexual activity; hanky panky
 
• MOOFTY-POOFTY
n. 1996 Amer. jocular usage – foolishness or mischief, esp. of a romantic or sexual nature; sexual activity; hanky panky
 
• MOOJOO
n. 1938 Amer. dial., orig. chiefly African-American usage – a charm, amulet, or spell; magic  
 
• MOO JUICE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – milk or cream  
 
• MOOK
n. 1930 US sl. – an ineffectual, foolish, or contemptible person  
 
• MOOKY
adj. 1967 US sl. – foolish, contemptible, ineffectual  
 
• MOOLA;  MOOLAH
n. 1939 sl., orig. US – money  
 
• MOOLEY
n. 2000s African-American sl. – a mulatto  
 
• MOOLIE
n. 1. 1960s US sl. – a country person
n. 2. 1960s US sl. – a Black person  
 
• MOO-MOO
n. 1. E19 UK juvenile sl. – a cow  
n. 2. 1990s US college sl. – an obese person  
n. 3. 20C W. Indies sl. – a fool, a simpleton
n. 4. 20C W. Indies sl. – an extremely shy person, too nervous to speak out  
 
• MOON
n. 1. 1756 sl. – the buttocks 
n. 2. 1830 sl. – a month’s imprisonment  
n. 3. 1928 US sl. – illicitly distilled liquor; whisky; moonshine  
n. 4. 1969 Amer. dial. – one’s navel  
n. 5. M20 US drug culture sl. – mescaline  
vb. 1. 1848 sl. – to behave or move about listlessly and unproductively  
vb. 2. 1960s Amer. sl. – to drop one’s trousers and expose one’s naked buttocks
 
• MOONACK
n. 1876 Amer. dial. – a woodchuck, a marmot, a groundhog  
 
• MOON AND STARS
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – an outhouse  
 
• MOON AWAY
vb. L19 sl. – to lounge, to loiter, to waste time  
 
• MOON-BALL
n. 1941 Amer. dial. – the moon  
 
• MOONCALF
n. 1. 1565 obs. exc. Amer. dial. – a congenitally formed animal; a monster  
n. 2. 1620 – a fool, a simpleton, an idiot  
n. 3. 1944 Amer. dial. – a bastard  
 
• MOON CRICKET
n. 20C US sl. – a Black person  
 
• MOON CRUMBLER
n. 1939 Amer. dial. – an imaginary animal said to live in the woods  
 
• MOON-CURSER
n. 1. 1673 Brit. sl. – a link-boy, esp. one that lights his clients into a pack of rogues (link-boy = a boy who carried a flaming torch to light the way for pedestrians at night  
n. 2. 1812 Amer. dial. – (‘mooncurser’) one who causes ships to wreck in order to plunder them; one who plunders wrecked ships  
 
• MOONCUSSING
n. 1937 Amer. dial. – taking goods from wrecked ships  
 
• MOONDOWN
n. 1797 Amer. dial. – the setting of the moon; the time when the moon sets  
 
• MOO-NECK
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a woodchuck, a marmot, a groundhog  
 
• MOONER
n. 1. 19C Brit. sl. – a drunkard  
n. 2. 1848 sl. – someone who goes about listlessly; an idler; one who seems to be staring at the moon  
n. 3. 1914 Amer. dial. – an imaginary animal said to live in the woods, to which night sounds are attributed  
 
• MOONEY
adj. 1. 19C sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – silly, esp. in demonstrating affection  
adj. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – absent-minded; dreamy
n. 1. 1682 sl. – a fool; a soft-head
n. 2. 1929 Amer. dial. – illegally made whisky  
 
• MOON-EYED
adj. 1. 1610 – partially blind  
adj. 2. 1737 Amer. dial. – drunk  
adj. 3. 1933 Amer. dial. – able to see better by night than by day  
 
• MOON-EYED HEN
n. c1780 Brit. sl. – a squinting wench  
 
• MOON-FACED
adj. L19 Brit. sl. – Japanese-faced  
 
• MOON-FIXER
n. c1950 Amer. dial. – a very tall, usually lanky, person  
 
• MOONGLADE
n. 1859 Amer. dial. – the diffused and lengthened reflection of moonlight on water  
 
• MOON-HEAD
n. 1919 Amer. dial. – a silly, awkward fellow  
 
• MOON-HEADED
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – silly, esp. in demonstrating affection  
 
• MOONHOUSE
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – an outhouse  
 
• MOONIE
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – a cow with a bad temper  
 
• MOONISH
adj. c1407 obs. or arch. – resembling or characteristic of the moon; influenced by the moon; acting as if under the moon’s influence;  changeable, fickle, flighty, whimsical, capricious, variable 
 
• THE MOON IS IN THE HALLIOR
phr. 1815 Sc. – the moon is in her last quarter, is much in the wane  
 
• MOON JELLY
n. 1981 Amer. dial. – a jellyfish; the jellyfish most commonly washed up on beaches during high tide or after a storm  
 
• MOONLIGHT
n. 19C sl. – smuggled spirits  
vb. 1. L19 UK criminals’ sl. – to engage in criminal activity at night  
vb. 2. 1950s Irish sl. – to steal cattle  
vb. 3. 1957 sl., orig. US – to have more than one job  
 
• MOONLIGHTER
n. 1. M19 Brit. sl. – a prostitute  
n. 2. L19 UK criminals’ sl. – a thief or burglar who operates at night  
n. 3. 1920s sl. – a smuggler of illicitly distilled liquor  
n. 4. 1950s Irish sl. – a cattle thief  
n. 5. 1957 sl. – someone who works at more than one job  
n. 6. 1960s US teen sl. – one who betrays their regular partner  
 
• MOONLIGHT FLIT
n. L19 sl. – the removal of one’s household goods, and with them oneself, late at night in order to escape paying one’s rent  
 
• MOONLIGHT FLITS
n. 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘tits’ – the female breasts  
 
• MOONLIGHT FLITTING
n. E18 sl. – leaving a house late at night to avoid paying the rent  
 
• MOONLIGHTING
n. 1. 1950s sl. – taking a second job, usually late-night, in addition to one’s daily employment  
n. 2. 1969 Amer. dial. – loafing on the job  
 
• MOONLING
n. 1616 obs. – a simpleton, a silly fellow, a fool, an idiot, a lunatic
 
• MOON-MAN
n. 1. L16 Brit. colloq. – a robber by night  
n. 2. 17C Brit. sl. – a gypsy  
 
• MOONOX
n. 1805 Amer. dial. – a woodchuck, a marmot, a groundhog  
 
• MOON-RAKER
n. 1. c1765 Brit. colloq. – a Wiltshire man          
n. 2. c1840 Brit. colloq. – a blockhead  
n. 3. 19C Eng. dial. & colloq. – a smuggler  
 
• MOONRAKING
n. 1846 – the act of taking part in a foolhardy or unfruitful activity
 
• MOONSET
n. 1818 – the moment when the moon disappears below the horizon
 
• MOONSHINE
n. 1. L16 – foolish talk or thought; nonsense; humbug  
n. 2. L18 cant & colloq. – homemade whisky; cheap or inferior alcohol; any alcohol  
n. 3. 1933 Amer. dial. – rice  
n. 4. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a month  
n. 5. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something worthless
n. 6. 1961 Amer. dial., derogatory – baker’s light bread
n. 7. 1966 Amer. dial. – rice and raisins cooked together (eaten by cowboys)  
 
• MOONSHOT
n. 1. 1972 US sl. – anal sex  
n. 2. 1986 US sl. – outdoor sex at night  
 
• MOONSTOMP
n. 1999 UK sl. – an ungainly dance associated with the skinhead youth cult  
 
• MOONSTRICKEN
adj. 1820 rare – deranged or mad
 
• MOONSTRUCK
adj. 1674 – deranged or mad
 
• MOON-TIME
n. 2000 US sl. – the bleed period of the menstrual cycle  
 
• MOON-UP
n. 1907 Amer. dial. – moonrise  
 
• MOONWALK
vb. 1984 US sl. – to perform a dance-step which, when it is done well, gives the impression of walking forward whilst gliding in reverse; popularized by Michael Jackson  
 
• MOONWALKER
n. 1950 rare – a person who sleepwalks
 
• MOONY
adj. 1. 19C Brit. & US sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  
adj. 2. Bk1942 sl. – crazy; foolish; silly, esp. in demonstrating affection  
adj. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – absent-minded; dreamy; listless  
n. 1988 Sc. sl. – any slow or romantic dance, or the music for it, played at an organized dance or disco, esp. at the end of an evening  
 
• MOOP
n. 1959 Antarctica usage – a person suffering from chronic disorientation in Arctic regions of Antarctica produced by long days and then long nights  
 
• MOO POO
n. 1994 Aust. sl. – cow manure  
 
• MOOR
n. 1888 Amer. dial. – a member of a racially mixed people living in central Delaware and southern New Jersey  
 
• THE MOOR
n. 1869 UK sl. – Dartmoor prison  
 
• MOOSE
n. 1. 20C US sl., derogatory – a nickname for a woman
n. 2. 1910 Amer. sl. – a large, powerful, or clumsy person  
n. 3. 1951 US military in the Far East – a Japanese or Korean prostitute; hence, any Asian woman who cohabits with a serviceman  
n. 4. 1953 US services’ sl. – a young Japanese or Korean woman, esp. the wife or mistress of a serviceman stationed in Japan or Korea
n. 5. 1974 Amer. sl. – a big man; an overweight girl; anything large and difficult to manage  
n. 6. 1974 Amer. sl. – a girl  
n. 7. 1995 Irish sl. – an unattractive female  
n. 8. 1996 US sl. – in poker: a large pot  
 
• MOOSE CAT
n. 1. 1926 Amer. logging usage – anyone possessing great ability, strength, etc.; an extraordinary person  
n. 2. 1956 Amer. logging usage – anything unusually large or extraordinary  
 
• MOOSE-EYE
n. 1944 Amer. dial. – a strong, direct stare  
 
• MOOSEFACE
n. 1859 Amer. sl. – an ugly or unattractive person  
 
• MOOSE JAW
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a large or protruding jaw
 
• MOOSE-JAWED
adj. 1967 Amer. dial. – having a prominent lower jaw  
 
• MOOSE MILK
n. 1. 1954 Amer. sl. – whisky  
n. 2. 1957 Can. sl. – a mixed alcoholic drink made with ingredients such as milk and eggs and usually rum
 
• MOOSEY
n. 1920 US sl. – the vagina  
 
• MOOSH
n. 1. L18 sl., orig. Aust. & US – the face or mouth  
n. 2. L19 Aust. sl. – prison food, often porridge  
n. 3. 1917 sl. – a guardroom or cell; a military prison
n. 4. 1936 Brit. sl. – a term of address to a male; gen. used by men to other men  
n. 5. 1960s sl. – a moustache  
n. 6. 1990s sl. – mushrooms 
 
• MOOT
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a soft roll of dust that collects on the floor under beds or other furniture  
 
• MOOTA
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – marijuana  
 
• MOOTAH
n. 1933 US drug culture sl. – marijuana; a marijuana cigarette  
 
• MOOTCHER
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a hanger-on at a saloon
 
• MOOTER
n. 1933 US drug culture sl. – marijuana; a marijuana cigarette  
 
• MOOTIE
n. 1933 US drug culture sl. – marijuana; a marijuana cigarette
 
MOOZIE
n. 1980 Amer. dial. – a soft roll of dust that collects on the floor under beds or other furniture  
 
MOOZLES
n. 1878 Eng. dial. – a slow, stupid, slovenly person
 
MOP
n. 1. 14C sl. – a fool; an oaf  
n. 2. 16C – a sad face or expression
n. 3. 1616 – a tangle of hair
n. 4. 19C Brit. sl. – a drunk who soaks up alcohol  
n. 5. 1966 Amer. dial. – a person’s face  
vb. 1567 – to make a grimace or sad expression
 
• MOP ALONG
vb. 1970 Amer. dial. – to move lethargically  
 
• MOP AND MOW
vb. 1567 – to make a grimace or sad expression
 
• MOPE
n. 1. E17 – a fool; a dolt; an oaf; a dullard  
n. 2. 1926 US sl. – a stealthy escape  
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a hasty or unceremonious departure  
n. 4. 1994 hospital usage, derogatory – a nonsurgeon physician
n. 5. 1997 US sl. – a thug  
vb. 1. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to be slow  
vb. 2. 1980 US sl. – to quit your job in the circus  
 
• MOPE AWAY
vb. 1980 US sl. – to quit your job in the circus  
 
• MOPED
n. 2001 US sl. – a fat female; a promiscuous female  
 
• MOPERY
n. 1907 US sl. – incompetence, stupidity  
 
• THE MOPES
n. 1954 Amer. dial. – a fit of depression; a gloomy mood; a fit of being dispirited  
 
• MOPEY
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – slow  
 
• MOPHEAD
n. 20C – a person with thick, shaggy hair
 
• MOPHY
n. 1929 sl., chiefly S. Afr. – a male homosexual
 
• MOPISH
adj. 1. c1300 obs. – dejected, gloomy
adj. 2. 1568 obs. – foolish, silly
 
• MOP JOCKEY
n. 1958 US sl. – a janitor or custodian  
 
• MOPOKE
n. 1946 Aust. & NZ sl. – a slow or lugubrious person
 
• MOPP
vb. 1993 US sl. – to don protective clothing and breathing apparatus against chemical warfare; ‘Mission Oriented Protective Posture’  
 
• MOPPER
n. 1950 Trinidad and Tobago sl. – a person who tends to wheedle drinks from friends  
 
• MOPPET
n. 1601 Brit. – a child  
 
MOPPLE
n. 1. B1900 Eng. dial. – confusion, a state of disorder  
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – a blunder, a mistake
vb. 1869 Eng. dial. – to confuse, to puzzle  
 
MOPPUS
n. 1. L17 sl. – a farthing  
n. 2. L17 sl. – a halfpenny
 
MOPPUSSES
n. L18 sl. – money  
 
MOPPY
adj. 1. 19C Brit. & US sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  
adj. 2. 20C – of hair: thick, untidy, dishevelled
 
MOPS AND BROOMS
adj. 19C sl. – intoxicated with alcohol  
 
MOP-SQUEEZER
n. 1949 US sl. – in a deck of playing cards: a queen  
 
MOPSTICK
n. 1. 20C sl. – a fool or an idiot
n. 2. 20C US – a person who does odd jobs in a bar or saloon in exchange for drinks 
 
MOPSY
n. 1. 1582 ? obs. – a term of endearment; a pretty child; a young girl; a darling, a sweetheart
n. 2. a1700 ? obs. – a slatternly, untidy woman; a sloven; a dowdy or homely woman
n. 3. 1855 – a woolly variety of dog
n. 4. B1900 Eng. dial. – a diminutive or small person; a doll  
 
MOP THE HAIR
vb. 1952 Amer. dial. – to wash the hair  
 
MOPTOP
n. 1964 Brit. sl. – a youth or a young man who wears his hair in a fringed style popularized by the Beatles in the early 1960s  
 
MOP-UP
n. 20C – an operation to tidy up after a flood, fire, etc.
(verbs as ‘mop up’)
vb. 1. 1811 sl. – to guzzle liquor  
vb. 2. 1851 sl. – to gain or win a significant of money  
vb. 3. 1898 sl. – to finish off, usually by killing, to vanquish; hence, to finish the remainder of a task  
 
MOPUS
n. 1. a1683 obs. – a person who mopes
n. 2. 1698 sl. – a piece of money; coin  
n. 3. L17 sl. – a farthing  
n. 4. L17 sl. – a halfpenny
 
MOPUSSES
n. L18 sl. – money  


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Updated: October 3, 2022