Dictionary: POR – POZ


• PORANGI
adj. mad, eccentric, stupid …M19 NZ (Maori)

• PORCELAIN HAIRNET
n. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• PORCH
n. the buttocks …1980s US homosexual sl.

• PORCH CLIMBER
n. a burglar …20C US sl.

• PORCH MONKEY
n. a Black person …1980s US sl., derogatory

• PORCUPIG
n. an old form of porcupine …a1700 obs.

• PORCUPINE
n. a lie …1980s sl. (corruption of ‘porky’)

• PORCUS LITERARUM
n. a literary glutton; one who devours books without regard to quality …1881

• PORGLY
n. a madman; an idiot; a dolt …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.

• PORK
n. 1. a woman; women viewed as sex objects …18C sl.
n. 2. the penis …M19 sl.
n. 3. federal funds obtained through political influence …1879 US sl.
n. 4. a Jew …1900s sl.
n. 5. a corpse …1920s US tramps’ sl.
n. 6. a fool …1970s sl.
n. 7. a White person …1980s African-American sl.
vb. 1. of a man: to have sexual intercourse …1940s sl.
vb. 2. to shoot dead, to kill …1960s US sl.

• PORK-AND-BEAN
adj. basic, unenterprising, second-rate …1910s US sl.
n. (as ‘pork and bean) a male homosexual …1960s Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘queen’

• PORK-AND-BEANER
n. 1. a second-rate person …1910s US sl.
n. 2. a cowboy …1920s US sl.

• PORK-AND-BEANS
adj. basic, unenterprising, second-rate …1910s US sl.
n. (as ‘pork and beans’) a Portuguese person …1920s sl.

• PORK-BARREL
adj. corrupt …L19 US sl.
n. (as ‘pork barrel’) the state’s funds available for regional expenditure, esp. as disbursed subject to political influence ..1909 orig. & chiefly US sl.

• PORK CHOP
n. 1. a policeman …20C rhyming sl. for ‘cop’
n. 2. an attractive young woman …1920s US sl.
n. 3. a dollar …1940s US sl.
n. 4. a Black person who, despite supposed advances in equality, is willing to accept an inferior position to that of Whites …1970s US sl.

• PORK-CHOPPER
n. the penis …1960s US sl.

• PORK CHOPS
n. 1920s US sl. – material or sensual gratification, often referring to sex

• PORKEE
n. 1940s sl. – a female sexual partner

• PORKER
n. 1. L17 UK criminals’ sl. – a sword
n. 2. L18 sl. – a Jew
n. 3. L19 sl. – a fat person
n. 4. 1940s sl. – a male sexual partner
n. 5. 1980s sl. – a policeman

• PORKHEAD
n. 1980s sl. – a stupid, thuggish person

• PORKIE
n. 1940s Brit. rhyming sl. (Pork Pie) – a lie

• PORKING
n. 1980s African-American sl. – sexual intercourse

• PORK LEG
n. 1970s US sl. – the penis

• PORKNELL
n. 1. c1400 obs. rare – one as fat as a pig; a fat, gross person
n. 2. 1596 obs. rare – some part of the offal of a sheep
n. 3. B1900 obs. rare – a little pig

• PORKOPOLIS
n. 1. M19 US sl. – Cincinnati
n. 2. M19 sl. – Chicago

• PORKOPOLITAN
adj. M19 US sl. – pert. to Cincinnati
n. M19 US sl. – a resident of Cincinnati

• PORK PIE
n. 1. L19 – a fashionable ‘toreador’-style hat; a style of fashionable women’s hat; a style of men’s hat
n. 2. 1940s rhyming sl. – a lie

• PORK-PIE HAT
n. L19 – a fashionable ‘toreador’-style hat; a style of fashionable women’s hat

• A PORK PIE SHORT OF A BISCUIT
adj. 1992 UK sl. – not completely sane

• PORK PIT
n. 1940s sl. – a place used for intercourse

• PORK PULLER
n. 1970s sl. – one who masturbates

• PORK SWORD
n. 1940s sl. – the penis

• PORK TIME
n. 1940s sl. – the act of intercourse

• PORKY
adj. 1. M19 sl. – fat; obese
adj. 2. 1900s US sl. – second-rate, inferior
adj. 3. 1920s US sl. – dissatisfied
n. 1. L19 sl. – a pork butcher
n. 2. 1920s sl. – a fat person; an obese person
n. 3. 1940s rhyming sl. (Porky Pie) – a lie
n. 4. 1990s rhyming sl. (Porky Pie) – an eye
n. 5. 20C  Brit. sl., derogatory – a nickname for a Jewish man or woman

• PORKY PIE
n. 1940s rhyming sl. – a lie

• PORKYPINE
n. Bk1942 Amer. Western sl. – a porcupine

• PORNERASTIC
adj. fond of wanton women; lascivious, lustful, licentious; addicted to harlotry, whoremongering …1870

• PORNIE
n. a pornographic film …1966 sl.

• PORNOGRAPHY
n. a written discussion of prostitutes …M19 obs.

• PORNY
adj. lewd; smutty or obscene; pornographic …1961 Brit. & US sl.

• PORPENTINE
n. old form of porcupine …1530 obs.

• PORPOISE
n. a large, ungainly fellow …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• PORRIDGE
n. imprisonment; a prison sentence …1954 Brit. sl.

• PORTAL OF VENUS
n. the vagina …M20 US literary euphemism

• PORTCULLIS
n. money … Bk1903 sl.

• PORT-HOLE
n. 1. the female genitals; the vagina …17C sl.
n. 2. the anus …19C Brit. & US sl.

• PORT SAID GARTER
n. a condom …World War II Brit. army usage

• PORTUGOOSE
n. a jocular nickname for a Portuguese …20C US sl., derogatory

• PORTUGUESE PUMP
n. masturbation; an act of masturbation …L19 Brit. nautical sl.

• PORWIGGLE
n. a tadpole …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• POSH
int. nonsense! it is ridiculous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. socially superior …1918 sl.
n. 1. money … Bk1903 sl.
n. 2. nonsense …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POSH NOSH
n. cordon bleu cookery …20C Brit. sl.

• POSH UP
vb. to smarten up, to make posh …1919 sl.

• POSKI
n. a person of Polish ancestry; a Polish immigrant …1964 Amer. dial., derogatory

• POSSE
n. 1. a gang of Black (esp. Jamaican) youths involved in organized or violent crime, often drug-related …1986 sl., chiefly US
n. 2. a group of good friends …Bk1998 teen sl.

• POSSESS
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• POSSESSED
adj. determined …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POSSESSION
n. possession of stolen or illicit goods …1970 sl., orig. US

• POSSESS THE DEAD-WOOD
vb. to have one at a disadvantage, or the like …1872 US sl.

• POSSIBILITATE
vb. to make possible …1829

• POSS SAM
n. an opossum …1966 Amer. dial.

• POSSUM
n. 1. a person of the stated sort, as a ‘little possum’; also a term of address …1894 Aust. sl.
n. 2. a Black person …20C US sl., derogatory

• POSSUM-GUTS
n. a term of contempt for a person …Bk1892 Aust. bush sl.

• POST
n. 1. copulation; an act of copulation …19C Brit. sl.
n. 2. the penis …colloq.
n. 3. halfpence … Bk1903 sl.
n. 4. an autopsy …1942 sl.
vb. to perform an autopsy on someone …1942 sl.

• POST A LETTER
vb. 1. to copulate …19C Brit. sl.
vb. 2. to retire to defecate …L19 sl., chiefly Brit.

• POST-AND-RAILS
n. wooden matches …Bk1892 Aust. sl.

• POSTERIOR
n. the buttocks …1936 sl.

• POSTERN
n. 1. the female genitals …18C Brit. sl.
n. 2. the posteriors; the anus …18C Brit. sl.

• POSTIE
n. a postman …1871

• POSTILION
vb. to stimulate a sexual partner with the finger …1888 sl.

• POST OFFICE
n. a secret place where documents, etc. can be left or passed on by a spy …1919 sl.

• POSTRIDUAN
adj. done the next day after …1651 obs. rare

• POST THE COAL
phr. pay down the money at once …Bk1890 sl.

• POSTVENTIONAL ​
adj. 1645 obs. rare – coming after

• POSTY
n. a postman …1871

• POT
n. 1. the female genitals …17C Brit. sl.
n. 2. a urinal; a chamber pot; later, a water-flush toilet bowl …17C colloq.
n. 3. sixpence … Bk1903 sl.
n. 4. a large amount of money …1871 sl.
n. 5. marijuana …1938 sl., orig. US
n. 6. a drunkard; a sot …M20 US sl.
vb. to betray an associate to the police or other authority; to inform on; to incriminate …1911 Aust. sl.

• POTAMOPHILOUS
adj. loving rivers; having an affinity for rivers …1827 rare

• POT AND PAN
n. a husband …1905 rhyming sl. for ‘old man = husband’

• POTATIVE
adj. addicted to drink; bibulous …1737 rare

• POTATO
n. 1. a hole in a sock or stocking through which the skin shows …1885 sl.
n. 2. a woman …1957 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘potato peeler = sheila’

• POTATOES
n. 1. money …1931 US sl.
n. 2. dollars …1932 US sl.
n. 3. pounds …1939 Brit. sl.

• POTATO-FINGER
n. 1. the penis …Shakespeare usage
n. 2. a dildo; an artificial penis …20C sl.

• POTATO-HEAD
n. 1. a dunce; an oaf; a fool …M20 US sl.
n. 2. a White person …1965 Amer. dial., African- American usage

• POTATO MASHER
n. a bass drumstick …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POTATO PEELER
n. a woman …1957 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘sheila’

• POTATORY
adj. given to drinking; fit for drinking; drinkable …1827

• POTATO THUMP
n. mashed potato …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• POTATO TRAP
n. the mouth …1785 sl.

• POT-CHEESE
n. cottage cheese …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• POTER
n. a drinker, a toper …1657 rare

• POT-FURY
n. 1. a drunkard …L16 sl.
n. 2. intoxication with alcohol …L16 sl.

• POT-HEAD
n. someone addicted to smoking marijuana …1959 sl., orig. US

• POTHERY
adj. 1. of the weather: hot, close, stifling, muggy, warm …1696
adj. 2. of sheep: giddy and liable to fall through water on the brain …1839 Eng dial.

• POT-KNIGHT
n. a ‘knight of the pot’; a tippler; a drunkard …1587

• POT-LEECH
n. one who ‘sucks’ or drinks out of a pot; a toper; a drunkard; one who drinks to excess …1630 obs.

• POTNA
n. a partner, esp. as a term of address …L18 US sl.

• POT OF OIL
n. a cup of coffee …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POT OF PEAS
n. a thing of very little value …1965 Amer. dial.

• POTORIOUS
adj. drinking, abounding with drink …1656 obs. rare

• POT RASSLER
n. a cook …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POT RASTLER
n. a cook …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POT-RUSTLER
n. a cook …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POTS
n. a large amount of money …1871 sl.

• POT SCRATCHER
. a scouring pad …1965 Amer. dial.

• POT-SURE
adj. thoroughly sure; full of confidence and boldness through drinking …1648 obs.

• POTSY
n. a police officer’s badge …1932 Northeastern US sl.

• POTTED
adj. 1. drunk …1924 Amer. sl.
adj. 2. dead and buried …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 3. said of someone under the influence of ‘pot’ or marijuana …1960 sl., orig. US

• POTTY
adj. crazy, eccentric …1920 sl.
n. 1. a chamber-pot …1942 sl.
n. 2. an orphan calf or lamb …1964 Amer. dial.

• POTTY ABOUT
adj. fond of; enthusiastic about; liking; often implying sexual infatuation …1923

• POT-WALLOPER
n. a cook …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POT WRESTLER
n. a cook …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• POUCH-MOUTH
adj. having a mouth like a pouch, i.e. with thick or protruding lips …1565 obs.
n. a mouth with protruding lips; a person with protruding lips …c1570 obs.

• POUF
int. nonsense! it is ridiculous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. a male homosexual; an effeminate man …1860 sl., derogatory

• POUFF
n. a male homosexual; an effeminate man …1860 sl., derogatory

• POULE
n. a young woman; a sexually attractive young woman, often with an implication of promiscuity …1926 sl.

• POULE-DE-LUXE
n. “luxury hen”; a prostitute …1946 French

• POULT
n. a young chicken …Bk1913 Amer. dial.

• POULTICE
n. 1. a large amount of money; applied esp. to money used as a bribe …1904 Aust. sl.
n. 2. a mortgage …1932 Aust. sl.

• POUND
n. five dollars or a five-dollar bill …1935 US sl.
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• POUND AND PINT
n. a sailor’s ration of food and drink …1865 Brit. naval sl.

• POUNDER
n. a police officer …1938 US sl.

• POUND HAIR
vb. to drive a team of horses or mules …1927 Amer. dial.

• POUND LEATHER
vb. to ride a horse fast …1907 Amer. dial.

• POUND-NOTEISH
adj. conceited …1936 sl.

• POUND ONE’S EAR
vb. to sleep …1894 sl., orig. US

• POUND ONE’S POMEGRANATE
vb. to masturbate …M20 sl.

• POUND SOMEONE’S EAR
vb. to talk at tedious length to …1972 Amer. sl.

• POUND SOMEONE’S POPO
vb. to sodomize (popo = buttocks) …1950s US sl.

• POUND THE BOX
vb. to eagerly play the piano …1920 Amer. sl.

• POUND THE FEATHERS
vb. to go to bed …1967 Amer. sl.

• POUND THE PEE-WILLY OUT OF
vb. to beat severely …1994 Amer. dial.

POUR OIL ON THE FIRE
vb. 1560 – to heighten or aggravate fury, passion, etc.

POUR-OUT MAN
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a bartender

POUTING STICK
n. Urquhart usage – the penis

POVEY
n. 1. 1885 Eng. dial. – an owl, especially the barn owl, Strix flammea 
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – the plover, Charadrius pluvialis 

POVIE
adj. 1. 1841 Sc. – snug, comfortable, well-off: applied to living
adj. 2. B1900 Sc. – spruce and self-conceited

POW!
int. 1881 – imitative of the sound of a blow, shot, etc.

POWDER
n. 1. Bk1903 sl. – money
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a hasty or unceremonious departure
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a cup of black coffee
vb. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to depart hurriedly

POWDER MONKEY
n. US Civil War usage – one who carries shells or gunpowder from the magazine to the gun

POWDER PUFF
n. 1. E20 US sl. – a silly girl or woman
n. 2. E20 US sl. – an effeminate male
n. 3. Bk1942 Amer. boxing sl. – an easy-hitting boxer
n. 4. 1966 Amer. dial. – a dandelion

POWDER-PUFF HITTER
n. Bk1942 Amer. boxing sl. – an easy-hitting boxer

POWDERS
n. Bk1942 Amer. West. sl. – orders from the boss

POWER
n. 1923 Amer. dial. – an outstanding person or example

POWERFUL
adj. a1822 Amer. dial. – very large, great, extraordinary
adv. a1822 Amer. dial. – very, exceedingly, extremely

POWERHOUSE
n. 1939 Amer. dial. – a tavern or speakeasy

POWER OF SUCTION
n. Bk1904 sl. – capacity for drinking

POWFAG
vb. 1864 Eng. dial. – to tire; to fatigue the brain; to trouble and perplex the mind

POWFAGGED
adj. 1864 Eng. dial. – exhausted

POWIE
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – suddenly

POWTER
vb. 20C Sc. & Irish – to potter about; to do trifling simple tasks

POW WAW!
int. 1602 obs. rare – expression of disbelief or contempt

POW-WOW
adj. 1739 Sc. obs. – of a person: pallid, white-faced, sickly; drooping, spiritless
n. 1. c1770 Amer. dial. – a person who uses incantations or other magical rituals, esp. in healing
n. 2. 1812 sl. – a discussion
n. 3. 1856 Amer. dial. – a using incantations or other magical rituals, esp. in healing
vb. 1. c1770 Amer. dial. – to make use of incantations or other magical rituals, esp. in healing
vb. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – to converse

POX
int. 17C Brit. – an oath and exclamation
n. 1503 sl. – syphilis
vb. 17C Brit. – to infect someone with syphilis

POXBOX
n. 20C sl. – a woman presumed to be infected with syphilis; the vagina of a woman presumed to be infected with syphilis

POXOLOGY
n. 18C Brit. – a study of syphilis

A POX ON YOU!
int. 17C Brit. – an oath and exclamation

POXY
adj. 1. a1758 – having or having had syphilis
adj. 2. 1922 colloq. – of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory
adj. 3. 1950 sl. – unpleasant; deplorable
adj. 4. 20C – rotten; lousy

POY!
int. 1950 Amer. dial. – a call to pigs

POZO
n. 1856 Amer. dial. – a well, a spring, a water hole


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Updated: September 11, 2022