Dictionary: PIL – PIN


• PILCH
vb. to pilfer …ME now Scot & Eng. dial.
 
• PILE
n. 1. a fortune …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a large amount of money …Bk1903 colloq.
vb. 1. to throw one down; esp. of a horse …1917 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to copulate …M20 African-American sl.
 
• PILE-DRIVER
n. 1. the penis, esp. the erect penis …19C sl.
n. 2. a horse that attempts to dislodge its rider by leaping vertically in the air and landing stiff-legged …1936 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a forceful punch or kick …20C colloq.
 
• PILE-DRIVING
n. copulation …19C colloq.
 
• PILE IT ON
vb. to talk exaggeratedly …1852 sl.
 
• PILE OF CRAP
n. anybody or anything unpleasant, disgusting, of poor quality etc.; a disliked person; a piece of gross hypocrisy …1940s sl., orig. US
 
• PILE OF SHIT
n. 1. anybody or anything unpleasant, disgusting, worthless, of poor quality etc.; a disliked person; a piece of gross hypocrisy …1940s sl., orig. US
n. 2. nonsense; lies; a deceptive story …M20 US sl.
 
• PILE OF SHITE
n. anybody or anything unpleasant, disgusting, of poor quality etc.; a disliked person; a piece of gross hypocrisy …1940s sl., orig. US
 
• PILE ON DOG
vb. to show off; to put on airs; to something energetically or noisily …M19 sl., orig. US
 
• PILE ON LUGS
vb. to put on airs …1889 US sl.
 
• PILE ON THE AGONY
vb. 1837 US sl., orig. theatrical usage – to exaggerate, to show off
 
• PILE OUT
vb. to get up and go to work …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• PILE-UP
n. a multiple collision of vehicles …1900 colloq.
 
• PILF
vb. to wander about idly, to loaf, to loiter …1919 Amer. dial.
 
• PILFER
vb. to wander about idly, to loaf, to loiter …1919 Amer. dial.
 
• PILFER AROUND
vb. 1. to meddle, to snoop …1953 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to loaf, to loiter, to wander about idly …1974 Amer. dial.
 
• PILFERED
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …20C US sl.
 
• PILGARLIC
n. a pitiable person …16C Eng. dial.
 
• PILGRIM
n. 1. an emigrant, a migrant, a visitor, a tourist; a newcomer, a greenhorn, a tenderfoot …1867 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a horse once good, now too old …1964 Amer. dial.
 
• PILGRIM’S SALVE
n. human excrement …17C Brit. sl.
 
• PILGRIM’S STAFF
n. the penis …18C Brit. sl.
 
• PILL
n. 1. c1626 – a bullet, shell, or in early use, a cannonball
n. 2. 1860 sl. – a doctor; a medical officer or orderly in the services
n. 3. 1871 sl. – an unpleasant or despicable person; an obnoxious person; an annoying or boring person
n. 4. 1887 sl. – a pellet of opium for smoking
n. 5. 1904 Amer. dial. – a cigarette
n. 6. 1914 sl. – a tobacco
n. 7. 1917 sl. – a depth charge
n. 8. 1919 sl. – a hand-grenade
n. 9. 1921 sl. – a bomb
n. 10. 1938 Amer. dial. – a pellet of animal dung
n. 11. 1963 sl. – an amphetamine tablet
n. 12. 1963 sl. – a barbiturate tablet
n. 13. 20C sl. – a ball or disc
vb. 1. 1908 sl. – to fail in an examination
vb. 2. 20C sl. – to blackball
 
• PILLED
adj. 20C drug culture sl. – under the influence of drugs taken in the form of pills
 
• PILLER
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a pillow
 
• PILLERCAT
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a caterpillar
 
• PILLHEAD
n. 1961 sl. – a drug addict ; someone who takes drugs illicitly in tablet or capsule form
 
• PILLIBEAR CASE
n. 1758 Amer. dial. – a pillowcase
 
• PILLICOCK
n. 1. 1300-25 obs. – the penis
n. 2. 1598 obs. – a flattering word for a young boy; a term of endearment
 
PILLICOCK-HILL
n. 16C Shakespeare usage  – the female genitals
 
• PILLIE
n. 20C Aust. colloq. – a pilchard
 
• PILLOCK
n. 1. 14C Brit. sl. – a stupid or annoying person
n. 2. 16C  – the penis, esp. the erect penis
 
• PILL OF DEATH
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a cigarette
 
• PILLOW
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – a cumulus cloud
 
• PILLOW BEER
n. a pillowcase …1638 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLOW BIER
n. a pillowcase …1859 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLOW CLOUD
n. a cumulus cloud …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLOWED
adj. pregnant …M20 US sl.
 
• PILLOW FLOPPER
n. a nurse …1976 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLOW-MATE
n. a female bed-partner …19C colloq.
 
• PILLOW PIGEON
n. a bedbug …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLOWY
adj. large-breasted …20C euphemism
 
• PILL-PEDDLER
n. a doctor …1857 sl.
 
• PILL-PUSHER
n. 1. a doctor …1857 sl.
n. 2. a doctor who is known to be willing to supply narcotics illegally …M20 US drug culture sl.
 
• PILL-ROLLER
n. 1. a doctor …1857 sl.
n. 2. a doctor who is known to be willing to supply narcotics illegally …M20 US drug culture sl.
 
• PILLS
n. 1. ammunition …c1626
n. 2. a hospital steward …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
n. 3. a surgeon …Amer. World War I sl.
n. 4. testicles …1937 sl.
 
• PILL-SHOOTER
n. a doctor …1857 sl.
 
• PILL-SMOKER
n. a cigarette fiend …1915 Amer. dial.
 
• PILL-TOTER
n. a doctor …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• PILLY
adj. unpleasant; disagreeable …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• PILOT
n. one of the low front wheels of a locomotive …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• PILOT WHEEL
n. one of the low front wheels of a locomotive …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• PILULOUS
adj. like a pill in size; small, insignificant, minute, trifling …1871
 
• PIMGENET
n. 1. a pimple on the face …1693 Eng. dial. or sl. obs.
n. 2. a pomegranate, Punica Granatum …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• PIMJIMMY
n. a pimple …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMJINNET
n. a pimple …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMP
n. 1. a toady, an apple-polisher …1791 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a spy, an informer …1844 Amer. dial.
n. 3. one who betrays associates to the police or other authorities; an informer …a1885 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 4. a male prostitute …1942 US sl.
n. 5. a cigarette …1965 Amer. dial.
n. 6. a pimple …1969 Amer. dial.
n. 7. a cool guy who’s popular with girls …Bk1998 teen sl.
vb. 1. to act as a pimp …1636 sl.
vb. 2. to snoop, to sneak, to tattle, to inform on …1851 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to droop, to languish …1884 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMPING
adj. 1. petty, mean …1792 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. puny, sickly, emaciated …1845 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMPJENNET
n. a pimple …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMPJENNY
n. a pimple …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMPLE
n. 1. the head …1818 sl.
n. 2. a hill … World War I Amer. sl.
 
• A PIMPLE IN A BENT
n. something very minute, small, or trivial …1807 obs.
 
• PIMP STICK
n. a cigarette …1925 Amer. dial.
 
• PIMPY
adj. puny, sickly, emaciated …2000 Amer. dial.
 
• PIN
n. a pine needle …1941 Amer. dial.
vb. to swindle, to cheat …1934 Aust. sl.
 
• PIN A CAN ON
vb. to go on a drinking spree; to get drunk …1941 US sl.
 
• PINAO
n. a dragonfly …1933 Hawaii
 
• PIN ARTIST
n. abortionist …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• PIN-BASKET
n. a large ornamental pincushion, with pins of various lengths artistically inserted, so as to resemble a basket; formerly, in some places, presented to the mother of a family on the birth of each child; hence, the youngest child in a family; the last child a woman bears …1730
 
• PINCERS
n. a herring …1896 Amer. dial.
 
• PINCH
vb. 1. to steal; to rob …1656 sl.
vb. 2. to arrest …1837 sl.
 
• PINCH-BELLY
n. one who denies himself or others sufficient food; one who starves others; a niggard, a miser …1648-60
 
• PINCH-COMMONS
n. one who stints the supply of food for himself or others; a parsimonious or stingy person; a miser, a niggard …1822
 
• PINCHED
adj. hard up for money …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 
• PINCHED TO THE BONE
adj. robbed of all …1757
 
• PINCHER BUG
n. an earwig …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PINCHERWIG
n. the earwig …1886 Eng. dial.
 
• PINCH-FART
n. a miserly or stingy person; a niggard …1592 obs.
 
• PINCH OF BUG DUST
n. something insignificant or of little value …1958 Amer. dial.
 
• PINCHPENNY
n. a miser, a niggard, a skinflint; a covetous man …c1412 obs.
 
• PINCHY
adj. 1. stingy, niggardly …1966 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. of the weather: cold, chilly …1984 Amer. dial.
 
• PINCUSHION
n. 1. the youngest child in a family …1912 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a porcupine …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PINDAR PEA
n. a peanut …1848 Amer. dial.
 
• PINDER
n. a peanut …c1840 Amer. dial.
 
• PINDLE
vb. to waste away, to dwindle, to languish …1893 Amer. dial.
 
• PINDLING
adj. puny, sickly, ailing, delicate, weak, frail …1862 Amer. dial.
 
• PINDLY
adj. puny, sickly, ailing, delicate, weak, frail …1959 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE
n. the pineapple …1955 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE APPLE
n. 1. the cone of Pinus abies, the Norway spruce …1750 Eng. dial.
n. (as ‘pineapple’) a hand-grenade or light trench-mortar …1916 sl.
 
• PINEAPPLE
n. a close haircut, short all over …1908 Amer. dial.
 
• THE PINEAPPLE
n. unemployment benefit, the ‘dole’  …1937 sl.
 
• PINEAPPLE BOMB
n. a hand-grenade or light trench-mortar …1916 sl.
 
• PINEAPPLE CLIP
. a close haircut, short all over …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEAPPLE SHAVE
n. a close haircut, short all over …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE BALL
n. a pine cone …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEBALLER
n. one who gathers pine cones …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE BURR
n. a pine cone …1804 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE CONE STATE
n. Maine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• PINE DRAPE
n. a coffin …1945 US sl.
 
• PINE DUCK
n. a pileated woodpecker …1956 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE HAMS
n. pine needles …1976 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE KEGS
n. pine needles …1976 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE-QUILL
n. a narrow, sharp-pointed needle of the pine tree …1871 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE RAT
n. an inhabitant of New Jersey pine barrens …1913 Amer. dial., occasionally derogatory
 
• PINE-ROOT SKINNER
n. a wild or semi-wild swine; any inferior swine …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PINERY
n. a pine forest; a region characterized by pine forests …1818 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE STRAW
n. dead pine needles …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• PINE TAG
n. a narrow, sharp-pointed leaf of a conifer; a pine needle …1834 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE-TOP
n. 1. cheap or illicit whisky …1858 US sl.
n. 2. (‘pinetop’) an old-timer in the pine woods …1949 Amer. dial.
 
• PINE TREE STATE
n. Maine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• PINE-WOODS HOG
n. a wild or semi-wild swine; any inferior swine …1872 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY
adj. dwelling in the backwoods; rustic, primitive …1809 Amer. dial.
n. an inhabitant of New Jersey pine barrens …1913 Amer. dial., occasionally derogatory
 
• PINEY-WHINEY
adj. complaining from indisposition; fretful …1866 Eng. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOOD
adj. dwelling in the backwoods; rustic, primitive …1809 Amer. dial.
n. a rustic …1986 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY WOODS
n. 1. a region of pine forest …1791 Amer. dial.
n. 2. backwoods …1909 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a rustic …1986 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOODS CRACKER
n. a poor or low-class person …1872 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY WOODS PECKERWOOD
n. a rustic …1986 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOODS ROOTER
n. a wild or semi-wild swine; any inferior swine …1872 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOODS SCRUB
n. a thin, bony, or poor-looking cow …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOOD TACKEYS
n. a poor or low-class person …1888 Amer. dial.
 
• PINEY-WOOD TICK
n. a rustic or countrified person …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• PING
n. an Asidic (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) officer or rating …1946 naval sl.
 
• PINGER
n. an Asidic (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) officer or rating …1946 naval sl.
 
• PINGINNET
n. a pimple …1912 Amer. dial.
 
• PING-MAN
n. an Asidic (Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee) officer or rating …1946 naval sl.
 
• PIN GON
n. opium; heroin; orig. used of opium only …1922 US sl.
 
• PINGPONG
n. a clerk; a yeoman …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
 
• PIN-GREASE
n. L19 sl. – butter
 
• PINGUEFY
vb. 1. 1598 obs. rare – to become fat
vb. 2. 1599 rare – to make greasy, to saturate with oil
vb. 3. 1610 obs. – of soil: to make rich or fertile
 
• PINGUESCENT
adj. becoming or growing fat, fattening; flourishing …1797
 
• PINGUIOUS
adj. 1681 obs. – of the nature of fat; fatty, oily
 
• PINHOOK
adj. petty, small-time …1834 Amer. dial.
 
• PINHOOKER
n. a small-time speculator in farm products, esp. tobacco; esp. one who buys directly from farmers …1936 Amer. dial.
 
• PINHOOKISH
adj. petty, small-time …1971 Amer. dial.
 
• PINJINNET
n. a pimple …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• PINK
adj. said of one who holds left-of-centre views …1927 sl., derogatory
n. 1. a society belle; a girl or woman of the social elite …1830 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a member of the Pinkerton detective agency …1904 US sl.
n. 3. (derogatory) someone who holds left-of-centre (but not far-left) views …1927 sl.
n. 4. a White person, esp. an attractive girl or woman …1945 Amer. Black usage
n. 5. a light-skinned Black girl or woman …1983 Amer. dial.
vb. to strike with a bullet … World War I Amer. sl.
 
• PINK AROUND THE GILLS
adj. looking sickly …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• PINK BUTTON
n. on the Stock Exchange: a jobber’s clerk …1973 Brit. sl.
 
• PINK CHASER
n. a subservient Black person …1926 US sl.
 
• PINK ELEPHANTS
n. an apparition supposedly seen by a drunken person …1940 jocular usage
 
• PINKERS
n. pink gin …1961 Brit. sl., chiefly naval usage
 
• PINK-EYE
n. poor-quality drink …1900 sl., chiefly Aust. & Can.
 
• PINKIE
n. 1. the little finger …1808 sl., chiefly N. Amer. & Sc.
n. 2. cheap or inferior wine …1897 sl., chiefly Aust.
n. 3. a light-skinned Black girl or woman …1934 Amer. dial.
n. 4. a White person …1967 African-American sl.
n. 5. someone who holds left-of-centre or mildly Communist views …1973 sl., derogatory
 
• PINK IN
vb. of the day: to grow dark …1939 Amer. dial.
 
• THE PINKING IN OF THE DAY
n. the time just before dusk …1887 Eng. dial.
 
• PINKISH
adj. looking sickly …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• PINK LADY
n. a barbiturate or a barbiturate tablet …1970 sl.
 
• PINKLETINK
n. a tree frog …1918 Amer. dial.
 
• PINKO
adj. 1. drunk on methylated spirit …1925 sl.
adj. 2. holding left-of-centre or mildly Communist views …1936 sl., derogatory
n. someone who holds left-of-centre or mildly Communist views …1936 sl., derogatory
 
• PINK OF THE EVENING
n. evening twilight …1939 Amer. dial.
 
• PINK RAT(S)
n. an apparition supposedly seen by a drunken person …1914 jocular usage
 
• PINK TOE(S)
n. 1. a light-skinned Afro-American woman …1942 African-American sl.
n. 2. a young White woman …1942 African-American sl.
 
• PINK-WINK
n. a tadpole, esp. referring to the noise they made on spring evenings …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• PINKY
adj. looking sickly …1965 Amer. dial.
n. 1. the little finger …1808 sl., chiefly N. Amer. & Sc.
n. 2. cheap or inferior wine …1897 sl., chiefly Aust.
n. 3. a White person …1967 African-American sl.
n. 4. a light-skinned Black girl or woman …1970 Amer. dial.
n. 5. someone who holds left-of-centre or mildly Communist views …1973 sl., derogatory
 
• PINNIF
n. £5 … Bk1903 back sl.
 
• PINNY
n. a pinafore …1851 sl.
 
• PINNYWINKLE
n. a land or freshwater snail …1936 Amer. dial.
 
• PIN-PARTY
n. a gang of flight-deck workers on an aircraft-carrier who prepare aircraft for take-off …1942 naval sl.
 
• PIN PEAR
n. a pincushion …1940 Amer. dial.
 
• PIN-PRICKER
n. a man’s sharp-pointed shoe …1954 Amer. dial.
 
• PINS
n. the legs …1530 sl.
 
• PIN SOMEONE’S EARS BACK
vb. to give a person a sound beating; to defeat a person utterly; to chastise soundly …1941 Amer. sl.
 
• PIN THE BASKET
vb. to conclude or settle a matter …a1659 obs.
 
• PINTO
n. a coffin, esp. a homemade or inexpensive one …1951 Amer. dial.
 
• PINTO BOX
n. a coffin, esp. a homemade or inexpensive one …1986 Amer. dial.
 
• PIN-TOE
n. a man’s sharp-pointed shoe …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• PIN-TOED
adj. having toes that point or turn in, pigeon-toed …1946 Amer. dial.
 
• PINT OF MAHOGANY
n. coffee …1888 sl.
 
• PINTO FUNERAL
n. an inexpensive funeral …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• PINUM
n. bread …M16 UK criminals’ sl.
 
• PIN YEN
n. opium; heroin; orig. used of opium only …1922 US sl.
 
• PINYON
n. opium; heroin; orig. used of opium only …1922 US sl.


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