Dictionary: OC – OCZ


• O.C.
n. public housing projects in the Fillmore district of San Francisco …1990s African-American teen sl.

• OC
n. 1. organized crime …1975 US sl.
n. 2. Orange County, California …2001 US sl.
n. 3. the synthetic opiate oxycodone used recreationally …2001 US sl.

• OCAL
n. the eye …2002 UK sl.

• OCCABOT
n. tobacco …1851 back-slang

• OCCAECATE
vb. to blind …1661 obs.

• OCCAECATION
n. the act of blinding; a blinded condition …1608-11 obs.

• OCCASE
n. falling, fall …1609 obs. rare

• OCCASION
n. 1. the setting of the sun …1533 obs. rare
n. 2. needs, necessities …1822 Sc.
vb. to do temporary or occasional work; to apply for such work …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OCCASIONABLE
adj. capable of being occasioned or caused …a1677 rare

• OCCASIONARY
adj. occasional, made for particular occasions …1702 obs. rare

• OCCASIONATE
adj. occasioned, brought about …1471 obs.
vb. to give occasion to; to urge or compel by circumstances; also, to do this habitually; hence, to habituate, to accustom …1545 obs.

• OCCASIONATELY
adv. in a manner brought about by some occasion or secondary cause …1609 obs. rare

• OCCASIONATIVE
adj. serving as occasion or cause, esp. as incidental cause …1526 obs.

• OCCASIONED
adj. 1576 obs. – accustomed  

• OCCASIONEDLY
adv. 1631 obs. – with occasion or cause, with ground or reason  

• OCCASIONET
n. 1592 nonce word obs. – a small occasion  

• OCCASIONS
n. 1. 1594 obs. – affairs, business  
n. 2. 1596 obs. – needs, requirements  
n. 3. 1802 obs. rare – necessities of nature; urination, defecation  

• OCCASIVE
adj. 1802 obs. rare – pert. to the setting sun, western  

• OCCECATE
vb. 1661 obs. – to blind  

• OCCECATION
n. 1608-11 obs. – the act of blinding; a blinded condition

• OCCI
n. 1968 Aust. sl. – an octopus  

• OCCIDE
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to kill

• OCCIDENT
adj. 1513 obs. – situated in the west, western  
n. c1386 rare – the region of the sky in which the sun and other heavenly bodies set, or the corresponding region of the earth; the west
vb. 1896 nonce word – to turn or direct towards the west  

• OCCIDENTAL
adj. situated in or directed towards that region of the heavens in which the sun sets; in the west, western, westerly …c1391
n. a western country or region; a native or inhabitant of the West …1587

• OCCIDENTALIST
n. 1. one who advocates Western customs, modes of thought, etc. …1877
n. 2. one who studies the languages and institutions of Western nations …1890

• OCCIDENTALITY
n. Western style or character …1873

• OCCIDENTALIZE
vb. to conform to or imbue with Western ideas or characteristics …1870

• OCCIDENTALLY
adv. in a Western (American) fashion …1833

• OCCIDUAL
adj. of the sun and heavenly bodies: going down, setting …1635 obs. rare

• OCCIDUOUS
adj. of the sun and heavenly bodies: going down, setting …1656 obs. rare

• OCCIENT
n. the region of the sky in which the sun and other heavenly bodies set, or the corresponding region of the earth; the west …c1460 obs.

• OCCIFER
n. an officer …L19 sl.

• OCCISE
vb. to kill; to slay …1575 obs. rare

• OCCISION
n. killing, slaying, esp. of a number of people, as in battle; slaughter …1375 obs.

• OCCULATE
adj. possessed of eyes or sight; sharp-sighted; observant …1615 obs.
vb. to set eyes upon; to see, to behold …1609 obs.

• OCCULCATION
n. a trampling or treading on or spurning …1656 obs. rare

• OCCULT
adj. hidden from sight; concealed; not exposed to view …1567 now rare or obs.
n. something hidden or secret …1656 obs. rare

• OCCULTATION
n. hiding, concealment …1432-50 obs.

• OCCULTED
adj. hidden, concealed …1597 obs.

• OCCUPANCE
n. occupancy, occupying …1814 rare

• OCCUPAND
adj. occupying …1567 Sc. obs.

• OCCUPANT
n. 1. a prostitute; a woman who is occupied by a man …1599 sl.
n. 2. a brothel …17C Brit. sl.

• OCCUPATE
adj. occupied; taken into and held in possession …1605 obs.
vb. to occupy …1547 obs.

• OCCUPATION
n. sexual intercourse …17C sl.

• OCCUPATIONER
n. one engaged in an occupation …1592 obs.

• OCCUPATION ROAD
n. 1. a by-road or lane …1895 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a private road for the use of the occupiers of the land ……Bk1905

• OCCUPATIVE
adj. characterized by occupying or being occupied …1656 rare

• OCCUPIER
n. one who employs money or goods in trading; a trader, dealer, merchant …1509 obs.

• OCCUPISE
n. ? occupation; or, ?things ‘occupied’ or held …c1478 obs. rare

• OCCUPY
vb. 1. to deal with or have to do with sexually; to take sexual possession of a woman …c1520 obs.
vb. 2. to employ money or capital in trading; to lay out, to invest, to trade with; to deal in …1526 obs.
vb. 3. to employ, to make use of; to be busy with, to employ oneself in …1774 Sc.
vb. 4. to wear …1859 US sl. obs.

• OCCUPYING-HOUSE
n. a brothel …16C sl.

• OCCUR
vb. to meet, to encounter; to oppose, to resist …a1548 obs.

• OCCURER
n. a usurer …1699 Sc. obs.

• OCCURRENCER
n. one who narrates occurrences; a newsmonger …c1680 obs. rare

• OCCURRENCY
n. an occurrence, that which occurs or presents itself …1656 obs. rare

• OCCURRENT
adj. 1. that occurs or happens; occurring …1535 rare
adj. 2. liable to encounter something; exposed or obnoxious to …1566 obs. rare
n. 1. something that occurs ore meets one; an event, an occurrence …1538 obs.
n. 2. a narration of what has happened …a1577 obs.
n. 3. a person or thing that meets, encounters, or runs against one …1592 obs.

• OCCURRENTS
n. news …a1577 obs.

• OCCURSATION
n. an act of running against something; attack; encounter; meeting;  collision …1615 obs. rare

• OCCURSE
n. a meeting …1621 obs.

• OCCURSION
n. an act of running against something; attack, encounter; meeting; collision …1533 obs.

• OCCURSIVE
adj. such as may present itself, or be met with by the way …1592 obs.

• OCCY
n. an octopus …1968 Aust. sl.

• OCCY STRAP
n. an elastic strap …1981 Aust. sl.

• OCEAN
n. 1. a very great or indefinite quantity; a large amount …1590
n. 2. in oil drilling: salt water encountered while drilling …1954 US sl.
n. 3. in pool: the expansive centre of a table …1993 US sl.

• OCEANET
n. a small ocean …1681 obs.

• OCEAN FLOOR
n. the floor …1900s Aust. rhyming sl.

• OCEAN GREYHOUND
n. a swift ocean steamer …1891

• OCEAN HELL
n. the penal establishment sited on Norfolk Island for particularly recalcitrant convicts …M19 Aust. sl.

• OCEANICA
n. Oceania …1832

• OCEANINE
adj. belonging to the ocean or main sea …1656 obs. rare

• OCEAN LINER
n. 1. a woman, a girlfriend …20C Aust. rhyming sl. for “Cliner’
n. 2. a black eye …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘shiner’

• OCEANOGRAPHER
n. one who studies or is versed in oceanography …1886

• OCEANOGRAPHY
n. the study of the ocean, its form, physical features, and phenomena …1883

• OCEANOLOGY
n. the study of the ocean, its form, physical features, and phenomena …1864

• OCEANOUS
adj. pertaining to the ocean …1730 obs. rare

• OCEAN-PALACE
n. a sumptuously fitted and furnished ocean passenger-steamer …1900

• OCEAN PEARL
n. a woman, a girlfriend …20C rhyming sl.

• OCEAN RAMBLER
n. a herring; a sardine …1961 UK sl.

• OCEANS
n. a large amount or quantity; an abundance, multitude, more than enough …L16

• OCEAN TEA
n. very weak coffee …1966 Amer. dial.

• OCEAN WAVE
n. a shave …1928 rhyming sl.

• OCEANWAYS
adv. by way of the ocean …a1649 rare

• O.C. GREASE
n. the master cook …c1915 military sl.

• OCH!
int. an exclamation of surprise, regret, or sorrow; ah! oh! alas! …1528 Sc. & Irish

• OCH-AND-ANEE!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1790 Ireland

• OCHANEE!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1892 Sc.

• OCH-AN-HEIGH-HO!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1899 Eng. dial.

• OCHASING MACHINE 
n. a diligent student …Bk1942 Amer. college sl.

• OCHE
 vb. to cut as with a blow; to lop …a1400 obs. rare

• OCHENIN
n. dawning, the time at or just before daybreak …1903 Sc.

• OCHER
n. money …c1860 sl.

• OCH-HEY!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1838 Sc.

• OCH HON!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1865 Sc.

• OCH HON A-CHREE!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1865 Sc.

• OCHIVE
n. a bone-handled knife …E18 UK criminals’ sl.

• OCHLOCRACY
n. government by the mob or the lowest of the people; mob rule …1584

• OCHLOCRAT
n. an advocate of ochlocracy …1880

• OCHLOCRATIC
adj. pert. to ochlocracy …1835

• OCHLOCRATORIC
adj. pert. to a ruler of the multitude …1647 obs. rare

• OCHLOPHOBIST
n. one who has an aversion to a crowd …1867 rare

• OCHON!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1787 Sc.

• OCHONE!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1865 Sc.

• OCH-ON-EE!
int. an exclamation of sorrow or regret …1865 Sc.

• OCHORBOC
n. beer …L19 sl.

• OCHRA!
int. my dear! …1896 Sc.

• OCHRE
n. money; cash …1835 sl.

• OCHT
n. 1. anything …1839 Sc.
n. 2. a person of consequence, a ‘somebody’ …1856 Sc.

• OCHTLINS
n. anything, aught …1721 Sc.

• OCIVITY
n. sloth, laziness, indolence …1550 obs. rare

• OCKER
adj. 1. characteristic of an ocker; boorish, loutish …1972 Aust. sl.
adj. 2. distinctively Australian …1972 Aust. sl.
n. 1. the lending of money at interest; usury (usually referred to as a crime or sin) …a1225 obs.
n. 2. increase …1610 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 3. a nickname for anyone called Oscar …1910s Aust. sl.
n. 4. the archetypal uncultivated Australian working man …1970s Aust. sl.
n. 5. a boorish, loutish, uncouth, chauvinistic Australian …1970s Aust. sl.
n. 6. an Australian male displaying qualities considered to be typically Australian, as good humour, helpfulness, and resourcefulness …1970s Aust. sl.
n. 7. Australian English …1979 Aust. sl.
n. 8. a stretchable rope with hooks on either end used for securing luggage to roof-racks, etc. …Aust. sl.
vb. 1. of money: to grow with the addition of interest …a1225 obs.
vb. 2. to take usury; to lend at interest …c1380 obs.
vb. 3. to increase in price …a1838 Sc. obs.
vb. 4. to increase, to add to …Bk1905 Sc.

• OCKERDOCKER
n. a black pebble striped with some other colour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OCKERDOM
n. the society of boorish, uncouth, chauvinistic Australians …1974 Aust. sl.

• OCKERER
n. one who takes interest for the loan of money; a usurer (usually referred to as a criminal or heinous sinner) …a1300 obs.

• OCKERINA
n. a female Australian who is boorish, loutish, unsophisticated …1970s Aust. sl.

• OCKERING
n. the taking of interest; usury …a1300 obs.

• OCKERISM
n. boorish behaviour, self-satisfaction …1970s Aust. sl.

• OCKERY
n. usury …1702 Sc. obs.

• OCKIE
n. an octopus …20C Aust. sl.

• OCKIER
n. a liar, a fibber …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• OCKIE STRAP
n. a stretchable rope with hooks on either end used for securing luggage to roof-racks, etc.; an elastic strap …1981 Aust. sl.

• OCK IT!
int. stop it! 1970s US students’ sl.

• OCK-NAME
n. a nickname …1898 Sc.

• OCKSECROTIA
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …18C cant

• OCK-SLAVER
n. one who foams at the mouth …Bk1902 Eng. dial.

• OCKY
adj. dirty, nasty: generally used of or by children …B1900 Ireland
n. an octopus …1968 Aust. sl.
vb. 1. to lie, to tell untruths …1819 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. of a cow: to void ordure …B1900 Eng. dial.

• OCKYER
n. a liar, a fibber …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• O CLUB
n. in the US armed forces: an officer’s club …1986 US sl.

• OCOTILLO STATE
n. Arizona …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• O CRICUM JIMINY!
int. exclamation, “O Christ Jesus!” …L19 euphemism

• O CRIMES!
int. a disguise of “O Christ!” …19C Brit. colloq.

• OCS
n. the synthetic opiate oxcodone used recreationally …2000 US sl.

• OCTAD
n. a group or series of eight…1883

• OCTAGONIAN
adj. belonging to an octagon …1813 obs.

• OCTANE
n. 1. verve, zest …1994 Amer. sl.
n. 2. phencyclidine laced with gasoline …1990s drug culture sl.

• OCTANGLE
n. a figure with eight angles, an octagon …1651 obs.

• OCTARCHY
n. a government by eight rulers; an aggregate of eight tribal or petty kingdoms each under its own ruler; applied by some historians to the eight kingdoms reckoned by them to have been established by the Angles and Saxons in Britain …1799-1805

• OCTAVE
n. a group or series of eight …a1806

• OCTENNIAL
adj. pert. to a period of eight years; occurring or lasting eight years; recurring every eighth year …1656
n. a period of eight years …1679 obs. rare

• OCTENNIALLY
adv. once in eight years …1864

• OCTET
n. a group of eight persons or things …1894

• OCTETTE
n. a group of eight persons or things …1894

• OCTINGENTENARY
n. the 800th anniversary of an event …1893

• OCTO
n. an octopus …1910s Aust. sl.

• OCTOBER
n. blood …M19 sl.

• OCTOBER BERRY
n. a blackberry …1916 Amer. dial.

• OCTOBER ROSE
n. a chrysanthemum …1949 Amer. dial.

• OCTOCENTENARY
n. the 800th anniversary of an event ..1889

• OCTODESEXCENTENARY
adj. applied to a period of 592 years …1677

• OCTOGAMY
n. the marrying of eight spouses …c1386

• OCTOGENARIAN
adj. of the age of eighty years …1818
n. a person eighty years old …1815

• OCTOGENARIANISM
n. the state of being eighty years old …1883

• OCTOGENARY
adj. of the age of eighty years …a1696 rare
n. a person eighty years old …1828

• OCTOGLOT
adj. written in eight languages …1888

• OCTONARY
adj. pert. to the number eight; consisting of eight; proceeding by eights …1615
n. a group of eight …1535

• OCTOON
n. an octoroon …1840

• OCTOPEAN
adj. pert. to or like an octopus …1896

• OCTOPUS
n. 1. an organized power having extended ramifications and far-reaching influence, esp. harmful or destructive …1882
n. 2. among women: a man who makes excessive attempts to fondle a woman, as on a date …1932 Amer. sl.
n. 3. an elastic cord with hooks on either end, used to strap things in place; a bungee cord …1981 Amer. dial.

• OCTOPUS BITE
n. a hickey; a mark on the skin where somebody has sucked it hard and brought the blood to the surface …1970 Amer. dial.

• OCTOROON
n. a person having one-eighth Black blood; the offspring of a quadroon and a White; sometimes used of other mixed races …1861

• OCTUPLE
adj. eightfold; eight times as much as; composed of eight …1603
vb. to make eight times as much, to increase eightfold …1837

• OCTUPLET
n. a set or combination of eight …1852

• OCTUPLICATION
n. multiplication by eight …1674 obs.

• OCULAR
n. an eye …1825 humorous usage

• OCULAR WITNESS
n. an eye-witness …1608 now rare or obs.

• OCULARIST
n. a maker of artificial eyes …1866

• OCULATE
adj. possessed of eyes or sight; observant, sharp-sighted …1549 obs.
vb. to set eyes upon; to eye, to see, to behold …1609 obs. rare

• OCULIST
n. 1. a physician or surgeon who treats diseases and affections of the eye …1615
n. 2. one who has good eyes, or uses them well; a sharp-sighted or observant person …1660 obs. rare


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