Dictionary: REG – REO


• REG
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. a land-flood …1888 Eng. dial.

• REGARD
vb. to notice …1881 Eng. dial.

• REGARDLESS
adj. reckless, careless, regardless of public opinion …1894 Sc.

• REGGIN
n. a Black person …20C African-American back-slang for ‘nigger’

• REGICIDE
n. the killing of a king; a person who kills a king …16C

• REGIFICAL
adj. 1656 obs. rare  – royal, noble, stately; magnificent, lavish, sumptuous, pompous

• REGIMENT
n. 1953 Amer. dial. – a large number or quantity  

• REGIMENTAL MONKEY
n. World War I Amer. sl. – a drum major

• REGIMENTED
adj. a1675 – excessively disciplined or ordered

• REGIME SEC
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – Prohibition era  

• REGISTER
vb. to repair shoes …1784 Eng. dial.

• REGISTRATE
vb. to register …1799 Sc.

• REGITIVE
adj. ruling, governing …a1412 obs. rare

• REG’LAR
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• REGMAKER
n. a drink taken to relieve the symptoms of a hangover; a pick-me-up …20C S. Afr.

• REGO
n. the registration of a motor vehicle …20C Aust. sl.

• REGRATER
n. one who buys butter, fruit, etc. from the farmers to sell in the market …1836 Eng. dial.

• REGULAR
adj. 1. thorough, complete, real …1836 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adv. 1. quite, utterly, very …1851 Eng. dial.
adv. 2. regularly, always; steadily …1875 Eng. dial.
n. a regular customer …a1852

• REGULAR AS PIG-TRACKS
adj. frequent …1853 Amer. dial.

• REGULAR AS THE CLOCK TICKS
adv. very punctually and regularly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REGULAR AWAY
adv. often, frequently …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REGULAR BURSTER
n. a remarkable person or thing …1831 Amer. sl.

• REGULAR BUSTER
n. an especially large thing or individual …1891 Amer. sl.

• REGULAR CORPSER
n. a knockout blow …Bk1903 colloq.

• REGULAR CROW
n. a person dismally garbed …Bk1903 colloq.

• REGULAR FELLER
n. a shipmate who is a good sport …World War I Amer. sl.

• A REGULAR FLAM
n. a lie …Bk1893 sl.

• A REGULAR GAMP
n. a fat old dowdy of a monthly nurse …1864

• REGULAR HE-UN
n. a big, strong specimen of man or beast …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• REGULAR LOMBARD
n. a big, strong person …1975 Amer. dial.

• REGULAR PELTER
n. a cat-and-dog rain …Bk1903 colloq.

• REGULAR PREACHER
n. a travelling preacher among the Wesleyans or Primitive Methodists …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REGULARS
n. 1. shares of a booty …1828 thieves’ sl.
n. 2. money … Bk1903 sl.

• REGULAR SELL
n. a consummate swindle …1850 colloq.

• REGULAR SIGHT
n. something or someone unattractive …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• REGULAR TARTAR
n. a shrew, male or female …Bk1903 sl.

• REGULATOR
n. the female genitals …19C Brit. sl.

• REGUSTING
adj. disgusting …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• REHARSH
vb. to rehearse …1932 Amer. dial.

• REHAUL
vb. to overhaul, to repair …1903 Amer. dial.

• REHEARSE
vb. 1. to repeat lessons …1867 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to leave a strong taste in the mouth; to rise on the stomach, as of food which disagrees …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REHOBOAM
n. 1. a shovel-hat …1849 sl.
n. 2. a quadruple magnum: usually of champagne …Bk1903 sl.

• REIBIE
adj. tall and thin; lank, slender, spare …Bk1904 Sc.

• REID
n. a rope of onions …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REID-HUNGERED
adj. in a ravenous state from hunger …Bk1904 Sc.

• REIF
adj. plundering, robbing …Bk1904 Sc.
n. robbery, rapine, plunder …1791 Sc.

• REIGN
vb. 1. of heavenly bodies: to be visible …1883 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to be prevalent …1885 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to be at liberty …Bk1892 Aust. prison sl.

• REIGN OVER
vb. to take violent hold upon, to tyrannize …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REIGN UPON
vb. to take violent hold upon, to tyrannize …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REIKINESS
n. smokiness …Bk1904 Sc.

• REILIEBOGIE
n. confusion, a state of tumult or disorder …Bk1904 Sc.

• REINDEERS
n. the ears …Bk1942 Amer. rhyming sl.

• REINIKABOO
n. a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1901 Amer. dial.

• REINS
n. kidneys …1387

• REIR
vb. to laugh …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REISKIE
n. a big person of boorish manners; generally applied to a female …Bk1904 Sc.

• REIST
n. the instep of the foot …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. to strain or sprain the wrist …Bk1904 Sc.

• REISTER
n. a salted and dried salmon; a kipper …1811 Sc.

• REITHE
adj. keen, ardent …1838 Sc. obs.

• REITHNES
n. eagerness, ardour …Bk1904 Sc.

• REJAG
n. a sharp retort; a repartee …1554 obs. rare exc. Sc. obs.
vb. to controvert, to refute; to reply smartly …c1440 obs. rare exc. Sc.

• REJECTANEOUS
adj. unworthy of acceptance; deserving rejection; not chosen or received, rejected …1627 obs.

• REJECTITIOUS
adj. rejected, deserving rejection …1615

• REJOICE
vb. to rise on the stomach, as of food which disagrees …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REJOY
vb. 1. to rejoice, to be joyful …c1315 obs.
vb. 2. to make joyful or happy; to cause to rejoice …c1374 obs.

• REJUMBLE
n. the working of the stomach …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. of food: to rise in the stomach, to ferment …1671 Eng. dial. obs.

• RELATIONIST
n. 1. a relative, a relation …B1900 obs.
n. 2. one who maintains a theory based on a relation between ideas; also, one who holds that events are connected in a relative way …1835

• RELEET
n. a place where different roads meet; a crossroads …1839 Eng. dial.

• RELEVATE
vb. 1. to raise the spirits of a person; to restore to cheerfulness …1597 obs.
vb. 2. to raise, to elevate …1623 obs.
vb. 3. to rise up …1661 obs. rare

• RELIEVE
vb. to ease sexual desire …1868 sl.

• RELIEVER
n. a coat …Bk1891 sl.

• RELIEVING-OFFICER
n. a father …1883 sl.

• RELISH
n. ‘carnal connection with a woman’ …Bk1903 sl.
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• RELISHY
dj. pleasant to the taste …1897 Eng. dial.

• RELUCTATE
vb. 1.  to offer resistance, resist, oppose; to struggle against something; to show reluctance …1643
vb. 2. to strive against, to refuse, to reject …1681 rare
vb. 3. to recoil from a thing …a1865 Amer. rare

• REM
n. an oar …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMAINDER
n. the drainings of pots and glasses …Bk1903 sl.

• REMAIN FOOLISH
vb. to be taken aback …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMAINING STATE
n. a future state …1815 Sc.

• REMAINS
n. a posthumously published work; literary ‘remains’ …1709 Sc.

• REMANENT
adj. remaining, other …1792 Sc.
n. remainder …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMANIER
n. a cobbling tailor who mends clothing …1950 Amer. dial.

• REMARKING
n. a remark; criticism …1785 Sc.

• REMB
vb. to rave in speaking; to tell lies …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMBER
n. a person who tells improbable stories …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMBLE
vb. 1. to remove, esp. to move with violence; to change one’s residence; to set in order by removing things to their proper place …1671 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to search …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMEDY
n. 1. a holiday …c1519 sl.
n. 2. £1 … Bk1903 sl.

• REMEDY-CRITCH
n. a chamber-pot …Bk1903 sl.

• REMEMBER
n. one’s memory; a memory …1945 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to recall something to someone …1382
vb. 2. to remind …1817 Amer. dial.

• REMEMBER SERVICE
n. a religious service in remembrance of the dead, usually held on the first anniversary of death …1950 African-American usage

• REMEMORATE
vb. to remind, to put in mind of; to remember, to recall something by means of memory …1460-70 obs.

• REMETIC
n. an emetic; a remedy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMETICAL-MAN
n. a medical man …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMI
n. a holiday …Bk1903 Westminster School

• REMIGATE
vb. to row or row back …1623 rare

• REMIGESTER
n. a sharp stroke or blow; an injury …1825 Sc.

• REMIND
vb. to remember; to keep in mind …1790 Sc. obs.

• REM-IN-RE
n. the deed of kind; copulation …Bk1903 colloq.

• REMISH
n. 1. a loud, rumbling noise, esp. the sound caused by a body falling; a weighty stroke or blow …1742 Sc.
n. 2. a disturbance, a row; stir, bustle …1879 Sc.
vb. 1. to make a loud, rumbling noise …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 2. to search thoroughly and noisily …Bk1904 Sc.

• REMLANT
n. a remnant …1825 Eng. dial.

• REMLE
vb. 1. to remove, esp. to move with violence; to change one’s residence; to set in order by removing things to their proper place …1671 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to search …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMLET
n. a remnant …1825 Eng. dial.

• REMLING
n. a remnant …1825 Eng. dial.

• REMMACK
n. an oar …1897 Sc.

• REMMAN
vb. to beat …Bk1904 Eng. dial. obs.

• REMMEL
vb. to remove, esp. to move with violence; to change one’s residence; to set in order by removing things to their proper place …1671 Eng. dial.

• REMMLE
vb. to beat with a stick; generally used in a playful threat …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMMON
vb. to remove; to transfer from one place to another; to change one’s place of abode …1684 Eng. dial.

• REMMON HOUSE
vb. to change one’s place of abode …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMMONING-BOUT
n. a removal …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REMNANT
n. a feeble old creature, the wreck of a man …1826 Sc.

• REMORAL
adj. given to delay, dilatory …a1625 obs. rare

• REMORATE
vb. to detain, delay, hinder, obstruct …1638 obs. rare

• REMORDENCY
n. compunction, remorse …1717 obs. rare

• REMORE
n. hindrance, delay …1627 obs. rare
vb. to hinder, to delay …1641 obs. rare

• REMOVE
n. an old horseshoe used again; the act of re-shoeing a horse with the old shoes …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. to re-shoe a horse with the old shoes …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• REMOVED
adj. dead …1800 Sc.

• REMOVE ONE’S DIGIT
vb. to get on with something; to stop malingering and commit oneself to positive action …1910s sl., orig. Aust.

• REMPTION
n. an abundance; plenty; a large amount or number …1913 Amer. dial.

• REMUCE
adj. cross, ill-tempered …Bk1904 obs.

• REMUDA
n. a drove of cattle …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• REMWARD
adv. to the right …1883 Eng dial.

• RENABLE adj. talkative; ready of speech, fluent …1781 Eng. dial.
adv. fluently, easily to be understood …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENABLY
adv. smoothly; without hesitation …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENCH
n. a rinsing …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. to rinse …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• RENCHEL
n. somebody or something tall and thin …Bk1904 Sc. obs.
vb. to beat; to thwack with a stick …Bk1904 Sc. obs.

• RENCING
adj. strong; great, robust …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• REND
vb. to strip off bark …1893 Eng. dial.

• RENDER
n. melted fat, dripping …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 1. to separate; to disperse …1826 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 2. to discharge pus …Bk1904 Sc.

• RENDERMENT
n. melted fat, dripping …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• RENDING-TIME
n. the early spring …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENE
vb. to strip off bark; to rind …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENEAGUE
n. a refusal to follow suit at a game of cards …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to withdraw from an engagement; to jilt; to refuse; to deny …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to refuse to follow suit at a game of cards …1891 Eng. dial.

• RENEGATE
n. a reprobate, an unprincipled person, a rogue, a rascal …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENIANT
n. a renegade …1387-8 obs. rare

• RENICKY
n. a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1916 Amer. dial.

• RENICKY-BOO
n. a deceptive story or scheme; a prank, a racket, a scam …1916 Amer. dial.

• RENIG
vb. 1. at cards: to revoke …Bk1902 Amer sl.
vb. 2. to back out …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• RENK
vb. to reach …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENKY
adj. 1. large and well-made; athletic, muscular …1684 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. tall and too thin; lanky …1790 Eng. dial.

• RENNISH
adj. rash, giddy, rough; furious, violent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• RENOVATOR
n. a repairing tailor …Bk1903 tailors’ sl.

• RENSHEL
vb. to beat; to thwack with a stick …Bk1904 Sc. obs.

• RENT
n. 1. plunder, booty …Bk1903 cant
n. 2. a narrow passage between high walls …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 3. living quarters that are rented; an apartment or house to rent …1913 Amer. dial.

• RENTALS
adj. wonderful, amazing; insane, mad, crazy  …1960s rhyming sl. for ‘mental’

• RENT-BOY
n. a male prostitute …1969 sl.

• RENT-COLLECTOR
n. a highwayman; spec., one whose fancy was for money only …Bk1903 cant

• RENTER
n. a male prostitute …1893 sl.

• RENTERFUGE
n. a rendezvous, esp. a place haunted by birds …1892 Eng. dial.

• RENT-RACKER
n. a ‘rack-renter’; one who collects rents harshly …1868 Sc.

• RENTS
n. 1. house or cottage property …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 2. parents …1960s Amer. sl.

• RENTS COMING IN
adj. dilapidated; ragged …1708-10 colloq.

• RENYARD
n. ‘reynard’, a fox …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• RENZIE
vb. to writhe with pain …Bk1904 Sc.


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