Dictionary: PH – PHZ


• PHALLICIZE
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• PHAN
n. a fanatic …1680 colloq.

• PHANE
n. a temple …a1400 obs.

• PHANTAST
n. a visionary, a dreamer; a flighty, impulsive person …1588

• PHARAOH
n. 1. a cicada …1913 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a grasshopper …1966 Amer. dial.

• PHARAOH BUG
n. a grasshopper …1966 Amer. dial.

• PHARAOH FOR MEDDLERS
phr. used as an evasive answer to a question, esp. “What’s that?” …1935 Amer. dial.

• PHARAOH’S REVENGE
n. food poisoning, esp. with diarrhoea, suffered by tourists in Mexico or Egypt …1960s sl., orig. US

• PHARMACOPOLIST
n. one who sells drugs or medicines; a druggist; an apothecary …1651 rare

• PHASED
adj. bewildered; confused; disconcerted …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• PHATA PHATA
n. sexual intercourse …1977 S. African sl.

• PHAT FLAVOR
n. good music …Bk1998 teen sl.

• PHAZED
adj. bewildered; confused; disconcerted …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• PHEASANT
n. in a gambling, cheating scheme, a victim …1974 US sl.

• PHEASANT PLUCKER
n. a “pleasant fucker” …1973 UK sl.

• PHEESE
n. a state of excitement or anxiety; a fit of fretfulness …1647 Amer. dial.

• PHEEZE
n. a state of excitement or anxiety; a fit of fretfulness …1647 Amer. dial.
vb. to vex, to trouble, to faze …1851 Amer. dial.

• PHENIE
n. a capsule of phenobarbital, a central nervous system depressant …1971 US sl.

• PHENNIE
n. a capsule of phenobarbital, a central nervous system depressant …1974 US sl.

• PHENNO
n. a capsule of phenobarbital, a central nervous system depressant …1966 UK sl.

• PHENOM
n. 1. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 2. an unusually gifted person …1950 US sl.

• PHENOMENON
n. a prodigy; a remarkable person, animal or thing …1803 UK sl.

• PHET FREAK
n. an amphetamine addict …1975 US sl.

• PHEW!
int. used for expressing relief or suffering …1604 UK colloq.

• PHEWY
adj. unpleasant; disagreeable …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• PHI-BETA
n. a diligent student …Bk1942 Amer. college sl.

• PHIL
n. 1. Philadelphia …Amer. sl.
n. 2. a gun …1992 UK rhyming slang for ‘Phil the fluter; ‘shooter’

• PHILADELPHIA BANKROLL
n. a single large-denomination note wrapped around small denomination notes, giving the impression of a great deal of money … 1940s African-American & gambling sl.

• PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
n. a shrewd and skilled lawyer who is not guided by scruples or ethics …1788 US sl.

• PHILADELPHIA MAFIA
n. recording artists, record producers, and radio personalities based in Philadelphia in the late 1950s …1982 US sl.

• PHILADELPHIA ROLL
n. a “Philadelphia bankroll” …1972 US sl.

• PHILARCHAIST
n. a lover of what is ancient; an antiquary …1652

• PHILARGYRIST
n. a lover of money; a covetous person …1633 obs.

• PHILARGYROUS
adj. loving money, greedy of gain, covetous, avaricious …1665 obs.

• PHILE
n. a computer file intended to assist computer hacking …1996 US sl.

• PHILHARMONIC
n. tonic water …1992 US rhyming sl.

• PHILIP AND CHEINEY
n. 1. anyone and everyone’ ‘Tom, Dick, and Harry’ …1542 obs.
n. 2. name for a kind of worsted or woollen stuff of common quality …16C obs.

• PHILIPPINE
vb. to share or divide something with another …1968 Amer. dial.

• PHILISTINE
n. a usurer …1974 U S sl.

• PHILLERPENER
n. a twin …1890 Amer. dial.

• PHILLIE(S)
n. a cigar re-made to contain marijuana; originally made with a brand name Phillies Blunt™ cigar …1992 US sl.

• PHILLIES BLUNT
n. a cigar re-made to contain marijuana; originally made with a brand name Phillies Blunt™ cigar …1992 US sl.

• PHILLY
n. 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania …1891 US colloq.
n. 2. a cigar re-made to contain marijuana; originally made with a brand name Phillies Blunt™ cigar …1992 US sl.

PHILLY BANKROLL
n. a show bankroll in which 1 large-denomination note is exhibited on the outside, concealing a quantity of small bills …1940s African-American & gambling sl.

PHILOCALIST
n. 1858 – a lover of beautiful things

PHILOCOMAL
adj. characterized by love of or attention to the hair …1869

• PHILOCYNIC
adj. loving dogs, fond of dogs …1815
n. a lover of dogs …B1900

• PHILOFELIST
n. a lover of cats …a1843

• PHILOMATHIC
adj. having a love of learning or letters …1839

• PHILONOIST
n. a lover of knowledge …1804

• PHILOPENA
n. a twin …1894 Amer. dial.

• PHILOPOGON
n. a lover of beards …1875

• PHILOSOPHATE
vb. to play the philosopher; to philosophize; to moralize …1603 obs.

• PHILOSOPHER
n. a card cheat …1967 US sl.

• PHILOTHERIAN
adj. loving wild animals …1871
n. a person that loves wild animals …1871

• PHILOXENY
n. the love or kindness which is shown to strangers …1623 obs. rare

• PHIL THE FLUTER
n. a gun …1992 UK rhyming slang for ‘shooter’

• PHISH
n. an instance of stealing credit card data on the internet …2004 US sl.
vb. to steal credit card data on the internet …2003 US sl

• PHISHING
n. the act of stealing credit card data on the internet …1997 US sl.

• PHIZ
n. 1. the face …1688 arch.
n. 2. physics, esp. as a subject of study …1984 Hong Kong

• PHIZGIG
n. one who betrays associates to the police or other authorities; an informer …1895 Aust. sl.

• PHIZIOG
n. the face …1965 Amer. dial.

• PHIZOG
n. 1. the face; the expression on the face …1811 sl.
n. 2. the mouth …1965 Amer. dial.

• PHIZOGOMY
n. the face …1965 Amer. dial.

• PHIZZER
n. one who betrays associates to the police or other authorities; an informer …1974 Aust. sl.

• PHLYAROLOGIST
n. a talker of nonsense …1867 nonce word

• PHO!
int. nonsense! it is ridiculous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• PHOEBE
n. in dice games: a roll of five …1945 US sl.

• PHOENIX
n. LSD …2003 UK sl.

• PHONE
n. in prison: the toilet bowl in a cell; when the bowl empties of water, it is possible to prisoners in other nearby cells using the pipes to carry the sound waves …1978 Aust. sl.
vb. of an entertainer: to go through the motions; to produce a half-hearted performance …2003 UK sl.

• PHONE BOOTH BABY
n. any child whose father’s identity is uncertain …1960s African-American sl.

• PHONE BOX
n. a temporary latrine …2002 US sl.

PHONE CALL
n. 1990 US sl. – in prison: a remark that someone wants to talk to you

PHONECARD DEAL
n. 1996 UK sl. – in prison: a trade that values a marijuana cigarette at one phonecard

PHONE FREAK
n. 1972 US sl. – a person who electronically and fraudulently manipulates international telephone calls

PHONE HO
n. 1990s African-American sl. – a woman who talks on the phone in detail about sexual activity for a fee

PHONE IT IN
vb. 2003 UK sl. – of an entertainer: to go through the motions; to produce a half-hearted performance

PHONE PHREAK
n. 1972 US sl. – a person who electronically and fraudulently manipulates international telephone calls
vb. 1998 US sl. – to hack into a telecommunication system

PHONE SPOT
n. 1973 US sl. – a telephone location used in a bookmaking operation

PHONE WENCH
n. 1996 US sl. – a female customer service representative

PHONEY-BALONEY
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense

PHONEY UP
vb. 1942 sl., chiefly US – to counterfeit, to forge

PHONUS-BALONUS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense

PHONY
n. Bk1942 Amer. theatrical sl. – a false beard

PHONY JAZZ
n. 1950s African-American sl. – a lie; a trick; deliberate misinformation

PHOOEY
int. 1929 sl., orig. US – nonsense! I don’t believe it
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense

PHOOEY TO YOUEY!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous

PHOOIE!
int. 1929 sl., orig. US – I don’t believe it

PHOTOGENY
n. 1840 obs. rare – photography

PHREAK
vb. 1998 US sl. – to hack into a telecommunication system

PHREAKER
n. 1972 US sl. – a person who electronically and fraudulently manipulates international telephone calls

PHRENOLOGY BOX
n. 1942 Amer. sl. – the head

PHUMPHER
vb. 1987 Amer. dial. (Yiddish ‘fonfen’) – to speak through the nose; to mumble

PHYCE
n. 1850 Amer. dial. – a small dog of mixed breed

PHYLLIS
n. 1632 – a country girl; a shepherdess; a rural sweetheart; a common name for such in old romances, pastoral poems, etc.
vb. 1699 obs. – to address or celebrate in amatory verses

PHYSBUTTOCKE
n. 1570 obs. – a term of contempt for a showily vain or fashionable person; a coxcomb, a dandy

PHYSCOGNAMY
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – the face

PHYSIC FACE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – an unattractive person

PHYSIOLATER
n. 1825 rare – a person who worships nature

PHYSIOLATRY
n. 1818 rare – the worship of nature

PHYSMAHOGANY
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – the face

PHYSOG
n. 1811 UK sl. – the face; the expression on the face


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Updated: September 12, 2022