Dictionary: QUO – QZ


• QUOATH
vb. to faint …1567 obs.

• QUOB
n. 1. a marshy spot; a bog, a quagmire; a quicksand …1876 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a throb; a palpitation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 3. an unfirm layer of fat …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to quiver like jelly; to throb; to palpitate …1863 Eng. dial.

• QUOBBLE
vb. of water: to make a noise in boiling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• QUOBBLED
adj. of a woman’s hands: shrivelled and wrinkled from being too long in the washtub …B1900 Eng. dial.

• QUOBBY
adj. 1. marshy, boggy …1881 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. flabby, wanting solidity …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• QUOBMIRE
n. a quagmire …1597 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• QUOBY!
int. a call to a horse …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• QUOCK
vb. 1. to vomit …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to go shearing or harvesting at a distance from home …B1900 Eng. dial.

• QUOCKEN
vb. to vomit; to choke, to suffocate …1781 Eng. dial.

• QUOCKER
n. one who goes harvesting to a distance …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• QUOCKERWODGER
n. a politician acting in accordance with the instructions of an influential third party, rather than properly representing their constituents …M19 sl.

• QUOD
n. 1. a prison …1700 sl.
n. 2. a prisoner …E19 sl.
n. 3. a police station …M19 sl.
vb. 1. to put in prison …1812 sl.
vb. 2. to serve a prison sentence …L19 sl.

• QUODAMMODOTATIVE
adj. existing in a certain manner …1656 obs.
n. a thing that exists in a certain way …1656 obs.

• QUOD COVE
n. the governor of a prison …E19 UK criminals’ sl.

• QUOD CULL
n. a prison warder, a turnkey …M18 sl.

• QUODDED
adj. imprisoned …L17 sl.

• QUODDING DUES ARE CONCERNED
phr. it is a matter that will involve imprisonment …E19 UK criminals’ sl.

• QUODDITY
n. a subtle distinction; a quibble, esp. in argument …1682 rare

• QUODDLE
vb. 1. to waddle …1662 obs.
vb. 2. to boil; to make a noise while boiling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to dry, to shrivel up; to make limp or flabby …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• QUODDLED
adj. shrivelled up …1777 Eng. dial.,

• QUODLIBETIFICATE
vb. to deal quibblingly with …1743 obs.

• QUOIF
n. a cap …1838 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.

• QUOIFF
n. the vagina …18C sl.

• QUOIL
n. 1. a stir, a tumult, a turmoil, a noisy disturbance; fuss, bustle …1798 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. a hay-cock, a heap of hay …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. to make into cocks …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• QUOIN
n. an angle, or angular object …1838 rare

• QUOIT
n. 1. 1706 obs. rare – a cast or throw
n. 2. 1809 Sc. – a curling-stone
n. 3. 1825 Sc. – the act of skating
n. 4. 1919 Aust. sl. – the anus; the backside
vb. 1. 1811 Sc. – to play at the game of curling; to throw curling-stones
vb. 2. 1825 Sc. – to skate

• QUOITING
n. 1811 Sc. – the game of curling

• QUOITING-STONE
n. 1827 rare – a curling-stone

• QUOITS
n. 1967 Sc. – the game of hopscotch

QUOKE
adj. 1899 Amer. dial. – quaked
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to go shearing or harvesting at a distance from home

QUOMODOCUNQUIZE
vb. 1652 nonce word obs. – to make money in any possible way
Etymology
– from classical Latin quōmodocunque, a variant of quōmodocumque (in whatever way); from quōmodo (in what way) + cumque 

QUOMP
vb. 1870 Eng. dial. – to subdue, to cow, to quiet; to damp one’s spirits

• QUONDAM
adj. 1586 – that formerly was or existed
adv. 1537 rare – at one time, formerly, heretofore
n. 1535 obs. – the former holder of some office or position; one who has been deposed or ejected

• QUONDAMLY
adv. 1814 – formerly

• QUONDAMSHIP
n. 1549 obs. – the state of being out of office

• QUONDORUM
n. 1894 Eng. dial. – a quandary; extreme perplexity

• QUONGS
n. 2002 UK sl. – the testicles

• QUONIAM
n. 1. L14 sl. – the vagina
n. 2. 1609 obs. rare – a drinking glass

• QUOOK
adj. a1400 obs. – did quake, quaked

• QUOP
int. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a call to a horse
n. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a throb, a palpitation
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – faint, sickly feelings
vb. a1658 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – to beat, to throb, to palpitate

• QUOPPY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – palpitating; having faint sickly feelings

• QUOPY!
int. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a call to a horse

• QUORK
vb. 1820 Eng. dial. – to caw; to screech as a bird; to call out loudly but inarticulately

• QUORUM
n. 1. 1650 obs. rare – necessary materials
n. 2. c1760 Sc., chiefly poetic usage – a gathering, esp. of friends for social purposes; a company
n. 3. 1979 US sl. – in poker: the agreed-upon minimum number of players to continue a game

• QUOSS
vb. 1515 obs. – to barter, to exchange

• QUOT
adj. 1. c1741 Eng. dial. – sated, cloyed
adj. 2. 1848 Eng. dial. – low and broad; squat
n. 1. 1691 Eng. dial. – a pimple; a small boil or blister; a stye in the eye
n. 2. L17 – a man who meddles in ‘women’s work’ around the house
vb. 1. 1691 Eng. dial. obs. – to satiate, to glut
vb. 2. 1816 Eng. dial. – to squat, to sit; to crouch down, esp. of game; to hide

• QUOTA
n. L17 UK criminals’ sl. – a share of plunder

• QUOTANNAL
adj. 1651 obs. rare – yearly, annual

• QUOTANNUAL
adj. 1658 obs. – annual, yearly

• QUOTATION
n. 1. 1456 obs. rare – a numbering, number
n. 2. 1532 obs. – a marginal reference to a passage in a book
n. 3. 1608 obs. – a note or observation; a matter noted
n. 4. 1613 obs. rare – share, quota

• QUOTATIVE
adj. 1812 – relating to quoting; inclined to quote

• QUOTE
n. 1600 obs. – a marginal reference; a note
vb. 1. 1387 obs. rare – to mark a book with numbers (as of chapters, etc.), or with marginal references to other passages or works
vb. 2. 1573 obs. – to write down; to make a note or record of, to set down, to mention in writing
vb. 3. 1574 obs. – to give the reference to a passage in a book by specifying the page, chapter, etc. where it is to be found
vb. 4. 1588 obs. – to make mental note of; to notice, to observe, to mark, to scrutinize
vb. 5. 1941 Amer. dial. – to echo, to sound
vb. 6. 2000 UK sl. – in criminal circles: to vouch for someone

• QUOTENNIAL
adj. 1878 rare – yearly

• QUOTHE
vb. 1567 obs. – to faint

• QUOTHER
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to talk in a low and confidential tone

• QUOTIDIAL
adj. 1502 obs. – daily

• QUOTIDIALLY
adv. c1430 obs. – day by day

• QUOTIDIAN
adj. 1. c1380 – of things, acts, etc.: pert. to every day; daily
adj. 2. 1456 rare – of a person: performing some act daily
adj. 3. 1461-83 – of an everyday character; ordinary, commonplace, trivial

• QUOTIDIANARY
adj. 1719 obs. rare – everyday, daily

• QUOTIDIANLY
adv. 1447 rare – daily

• QUOTIENT
n. 1659 obs. rare – number, total

• QUOTIENTIVE
adj. 1871 rare – indicating how often

• QUOTITY
n. 1837 – a certain number of individuals, etc.

• QUOTTED
adj. 1674-91 Eng. dial. – sated, cloyed

• QUOTTER
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a woman worker on a farm without male relations with her in the same employment

• QUO VADIS
n. 2003 UK sl. – unfashionable or unpopular music

• QUOWA!
int. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a call to a horse

• QUOZ
int. 1802 obs. – expresses incredulity, contempt, etc.
n. 1. 1790 obs. – a queer or absurd person or thing
n. 2. 1990s UK juvenile sl. – a handicapped person; a disabled or deformed person

• QUOZZIE
n. 1990s UK juvenile sl. – a handicapped person; a disabled or deformed person

• QURD
n. 1. 1866 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a lump of excrement
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a term of reproach for a person

• QUYNE
n. c1450 obs. – queen

• QUYTIE
int. 1928 Sc. – a call word for ducks  

• QWASHA
n. 1980s S. Afr. sl. – a homemade gun, made from piping, springs, and rubber tubing  

• Q WITH A LONG TAIL
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a measuring tape which winds up into a box  


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Updated: September 9, 2022