Dictionary: RIG – RIN


• RIG
n. 1. c1300 Eng. dial. – the back or spine of a person or animal
n. 2. 1406 obs. – the fleece of a sheep’s back; a pelt or hide taken from the back of an animal
n. 3. c1475 – a ridge of elevated ground; a long narrow hill, or range of hills; a chain of islands, a line of rocks, etc.
n. 4. c1475 – an animal that has been imperfectly castrated, or whose genitals are not properly developed; a male animal with only one testicle
n. 5. 1575 rare – a wanton or loose woman; a harlot or prostitute
n. 6. 1640 colloq. – a dishonest or fraudulent scheme or enterprise; a trick, a swindle; something used to deceive or defraud a person
n. 7. 1725 obs. – mockery, ridicule, banter
n. 8. 1782 Eng. dial. – a joke, a prank, a game; a playful and lively movement or activity; a frolic
n. 9. 1805 Sc. – the smallest or weakest of a litter, brood, or family; the youngest or feeblest of a family; a weak, puny child
n. 10. 1825 rare – a fraudulent auction; one of worthless goods at which genuine bidding is encouraged by spurious bids made by associates of the auctioneer; a mock auction
n. 11. 1843 colloq. – dress; style; hence, an outfit; a set of clothes
n. 12. Bk1903 sl. – a drinking or wenching bout
n. 13. Bk1903 sl. – an unscrupulous person
n. 14. 1935 US sl. – a set of articles used to take drugs intravenously; a hypodermic needle and syringe
n. 15. 1964 sl. – the penis
n. 16. 1975 Amer. dial. – an amusing sort of chap; a joker; a prankster; an outrageous person  
vb. 1 a1513 obs. – to prepare or make an army or navy ready for active service
vb. 2. 1565 obs. – to make a thorough search of a place, receptable, etc.
vb. 3. 1570 Eng. dial. – to behave in an immodest or wanton manner; later: to romp, to frolic; to act or play energetically and excitedly; to clamber, to climb about
vb. 4. 1573 rare – to steal
vb. 5. a1625 sl., obs. rare – to have sexual intercourse; said of a man
vb. 6. 1732 colloq. – to deceive by way of a joke or trick; to hoax
vb. 7. 1841 colloq. – to make fun of; to mock, to tease; to play a trick on
vb. 8. 1883 Amer. dial. – to vex; to deride; to reprimand, to scold  
vb. 9. Bk1903 sl. – to go on a spree
vb. 10. Bk1903 sl. – to ride piggy-back
 
• RIG A BLOSS
vb. Bk1903 sl. – to strip a wench

• RIGADIG
adj. 1851 rare – of music: with a regular rhythmical beat; jaunty, merry
 
• RIGAMAJIG
n. 1880 Amer. dial. – something the name of which is forgotten or unknown
 
• RIGATE
vb. 1657 obs. – to moisten

• RIGATION
n. 1631 obs. – irrigation

• RIGBACK
n. 1591 Sc. – the back or spine of a person or animal

• RIGBONE
n. c1400 Sc. & Eng. dial. – the backbone; the spine
 
• RIGENT
adj. c1440 obs. – stiff, rigid

• RIGESCENCE
n. 1766 rare – a becoming stiff; stiffening

• RIGESCENT
adj. 1848 rare – tending to be or becoming rigid or stiff

• RIGG
n. c1400 obs. – a storm, a tempest; a strong wind

• RIGGAGE
n. 1627 nautical usage, obs. rare – the ropes, chains, wires, and fittings used to support and operate a vessel’s masts, sails, booms, etc.
 
• RIGGED
adj. 1. 1555 Sc. – of an animal, esp. a cow: having a (white) streak along the back
adj. 2. a1640 – provided or covered with clothing, esp. formal or appropriate clothing; dressed clothed

• RIGGED UP
adj. 1. 1883 – constructed or put together hastily or as a makeshift
adj. 2. 1915 – supplied with the necessary items for a purpose; equipped
 
• RIGGER
n. 1. c1840 rare – a ‘thimblerigger’; a professional sharper who cheats by thimblerigging; also, one who cheats by means of tricks, or juggles with phrases, etc.
n. 2. 1859 – a person who fraudulently manipulates something so as to produce an advantageous result or situation
n. 3. Bk1903 Durham School usage – a racing boat
n. 4. 1911 NZ – a quart-sized square-faced glass bottle, usually used to hold beer; a quart bottle of beer; later, a large plastic bottle, usually used to hold beer
n. 5. 1920 – a person involved in the construction of oil rigs; a person who works on an oil rig
n. 6. 1921 parachuting usage – a person who packs, repairs, and maintains parachutes
 
• RIGGING
n. 1. a1522 chiefly Sc. – the back or spine of a person or animal
n. 2. 1541 chiefly Sc. – the highest point of anything; the crest or summit of a hill or ridge of elevated ground
n. 3. 1664 – an item of clothing; clothing, dress
n. 4. 1846 – a manipulating something in a fraudulent or underhand manner
n. 5. 1883 Amer. dial. – a teasing; a scolding

• RIGGING-LOFT
n. 1851 US theatre usage – the space above a state from the scenery is manipulated

• RIGGING STONE
n. 1599 Sc., obs. rare – the crown of a road
 
• RIGGISH
adj. 1. 1570 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – wanton, licentious, whorish
adj. 2. 1863 Eng. dial. – sour
adj. 3. 1881 Eng. dial. – of cattle and sheep: breaking their fences

• RIGGITE
n. a1790 obs. rare – a person who mocks or makes fun of others in a satirical manner
 
• RIGGLAGE
n. Bk1903 sl. – wantonness

• RIGGLE
n. 1714 obs. rare – a ring-like mark

• RIGGOLD
n. 1410 Eng. dial., rare – an animal that has been imperfectly castrated, or whose genitals are not properly developed, esp. a male animal

• RIGGON
n. 1567 rare – a ram having only one testicle, or only one testicle descended

• RIGGOT
n. 1. 1559 Eng. dial., rare – an animal that has been imperfectly castrated, or whose genitals are not properly developed, esp. a male animal
n. 2. 1746 rare – a channel or drain made in the surface of the ground; a gutter, a rain-spout
 
• RIGHT
adj. 1. a1000 arch. – true, straight, unfaltering, sure
adj. 2. a1000 rare – disposed to to what is just or good; upright, righteous
adj. 3. a1000 – correct, true; genuine
adj. 4. a1000 – rightful, legitimate, lawful
adj. 4. 1567 – in order; in good condition
adj. 5. a1638 – mentally healthy; sane; competent to think and act
adj. 6. 1787 – in good health and spirits; sound, well, comfortable
adj. 7. 1856 criminals’ sl. – reliable, trustworthy; friendly or sympathetic to criminals
adj. 8. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate
adv. a1000 – very; quite
n. 1. a1000 obs. rare – a plumb line
n. 2. a1000 obs. rare – the direct road or way
n. 3. 1675 obs. rare – a facet of a diamond
n. 4. 1933 Amer. dial. – a responsibility, obligation
vb. 1. a1000 obs. – to guide, to direct
vb. 2. a1000 obs. – to govern to rule, to judge
vb. 3. c1275 obs. – to repair
 
• RIGHT ALONG
adv. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – continuously

• RIGHT AND PROPER
adj. 1504 – fitting and appropriate; correct and acceptable

• RIGHT-ANGLED
adj. 1791 rare – honest, straightforward

• RIGHT ARM
n. 1562 – a person entrusted or empowered to carry out the orders or wishes of another, or on whom aa superior relies
 
• RIGHT AS A FIDDLE
adj. absolutely dependable …Bk1903 colloq.
 
• RIGHT AS AN ACORN
adj. honest, fair …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
• RIGHT AS ANYTHING
adj. absolutely dependable …Bk1903 colloq.
 
• RIGHT AS A RIBBON
phr. all right …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
• RIGHT AS A TRIVET
adj. 1. in good health …1837 sl.
adj. 2. absolutely dependable …1855 colloq.
 
• RIGHT AS MY LEG
adj. absolutely dependable …Bk1903 colloq.
 
• RIGHT AS NAILS
adj. perfectly fine; in good condition; healthy …1894
 
• RIGHT AS NINEPENCE
adj. 1. in good health …1890 sl.
adj. 2. absolutely dependable …Bk1903 colloq.
 
• RIGHT AS RAIN
adj. 1. satisfactory …1894
adj. 2. absolutely dependable …Bk1903 colloq.
adj. 3. in good health …1909 sl.
 
• RIGHT AWAY
adv. directly …Bk1905 Amer. dial.

• RIGHT BOWER
n. 1829 chiefly US, rare – a close friend, a partner, an accomplice
 
• A RIGHT CHARLEY; A RIGHT CHARLIE
n. a complete fool …1946 sl., chiefly Brit.

• RIGHT-CORNERED
adj. 1551 rare – right-angled
 
• RIGHT CROAKER
n. 1929 criminals’ sl. – a doctor who will treat criminals without informing the police, or who will supply drugs

• RIGHT DEER
n. 1875 Eng. dial., rare – a deer six years old or more

• RIGHTDOER
n. 1747 – a person who does what is right; a person who acts properly, correctly, or morally

• RIGHT-DOING
adj. a1000 rare – doing what is right or proper
n. 1556 – (as ‘rightdoing’) a doing what is right; proper, correct, or moral action
 
• RIGHT-DOWN
adj. 1586 rare – absolute, complete, thoroughgoing; also, simple, straightforward
adv. 1. 1566 rare – completely, absolute, outright
adv. 2. 1646 – completely, thoroughly; downright

• RIGHT DOWN TO THE NOTCH
adv. to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1965 Amer. dial.

• RIGHTEN
vb. a1500 rare – to set or put right
 
• RIGHTEOUS
adj. 1. 1543 US sl. – genuine, authentic; true, correct, exact
adj. 2. 1930 US sl., orig. African-American – excellent, wonderful; cool
adj. 3. 1940 US sl. – complete, utter; out-and-out
int. 1967 sl., orig. African-American – used to express affirmation or approval; absolutely!, excellent!

• RIGHTEOUS-DOOMOUS
adj. a1400 obs. rare – judging well or rightly

• RIGHTEOUS GENTILE
n. 1. a1833 – a non-Jewish person considered to live a worthy or moral life
n. 2. 1961 – after World War II (1939-45), a non-Jew considered to have taken great risks to aid Jewish people during the Holocaust

• RIGHTEOUSHEAD
n. a1325 obs. – righteousness

• RIGHTEOUSHOOD
n. 1543 obs. rare – righteousness

• RIGHTEOUSLAIK
n. c1175 obs. rare – righteousness

• RIGHTEOUS MOSS
n. 1926 African-American sl., rare – hair considered as having a desirable texture, esp. straight, long hair; specifically, a White person’s hair

• RIGHTEOUSNESS
n. 1. a1000 obs. rare – correctness, rightness; aptness
n. 2. a1000 obs. rare – wisdom, knowledge of what is right
n. 3. a1225 obs. – truth

• RIGHTER
n. 1. a1000 obs. – a person who governs, rules, or directs
n. 2. 1483 obs. rare – a person who administers justice

• RIGHT-EYED
adj. 1600 obs. – keen-sighted, perceptive; said of a person

• RIGHT-FOOT
adj. 1960 Amer. dial., derogatory – Roman Catholic
n. 1960 Amer. dial., derogatory – a Roman Catholic

• RIGHT-FOOTER
n. 1929 sl., chiefly depreciative usage, rare – a Protestant; also, occasionally, a Roman Catholic
 
• RIGHT FORTH
adj. a1382 obs. – straightforward, just; straight, direct
adv. 1. a1382 rare – directly; straight; on a straight course
adv. 2. 1440 obs. – straightaway, at once

• RIGHTFUL
adj. 1. a1000 rare – disposed to do what is right; just, virtuous
adj. 2. a1225 rare – conforming to what is right or just; morally good, fair
adj. 3. c1384 obs. – straight; true
n. a1400 obs. – a righteous person

• THE RIGHTFUL
n. 1340 obs. – righteous people as a class

• RIGHTFUL-BORN
adj. 1844 rare – legitimate

• RIGHTFULHEAD
n. a1425 obs. – righteousness, goodness, justice

• RIGHTFULHOOD
n. c1475 obs. rare – righteousness, goodness, justice
 
• RIGHT GOOD
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate
 
• RIGHT GOOD AND PROPER
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT-HAND
adj. 1. c1225 – of a person: of great importance or value to another; serving as an indispensable helper or assistant to another
adj. 2. 1631 rare – favoured, commendable; worthy, sincere; said of an action or thing
adj. 3. 1908 Amer. dial. – of a person: born of parents who are married; legitimate
n. 1538 – a person who is particularly useful or important to another, or upon whom one relies; a chief assistant, an indispensable helper
 
• RIGHT-HANDED
adj. 1. a1661 obs. rare – skilful, dexterous
adj. 2. 1935 Amer. dial., derogatory – Roman Catholic
 
• RIGHT-HANDED CRESCENT WRENCH
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.

• RIGHT-HANDED ERROR
n. 1656 obs. – an error arising from commendable motives or instincts, or having positive or redeeming features

 
• RIGHT-HANDED HAMMER
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT-HANDED SCREWDRIVER
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT-HANDED SHOVEL
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT-HANDED UMBRELLA
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT-HANDER
n. 1. 1823 boxing sl. – a blow with the right hand
n. 2. 1960 Amer. dial., derogatory – a Roman Catholic

• RIGHT-HAND ERROR
n. 1656 rare – an error arising from commendable motives or instincts, or having positive or redeeming features
 
• RIGHT HAND-RUNNING
adv. in succession; continuously, consecutively …1986 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT-HAND SCREWDRIVER
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of practical joke …1966 Amer. dial.

• RIGHTHEAD
n. a1500 obs. rare – a being right or righteous; rightness
 
• RIGHTIFY
vb. 1725 – to do right by; to set right; to rectify; to correct

• RIGHTING
n. 1. a1000 obs. rare – a making something straight
n. 2. a1000 obs. – a directing or guiding a person in spiritual matters; moral or spiritual correction or amendment

• RIGHTLECHE
vb. 1. a1000 obs. – to correct; to set right; to rectify, to amend a thing
vb. 2. a1000 obs. – to direct, to guide; to govern, to rule
vb. 3. a1500 obs. rare – to enhance

• RIGHTLESS
adj. 1572 obs. – wrongful, lawless

• RIGHT-LINED
adj. 1770 obs. – free from crookedness; virtuous, unfaltering; correct

• RIGHTLY
adv. 1. a1000 obs. – directly; in a straight line; also, immediately, straightaway
adv. 2. 1594 obs. – at right angles; so as to form a right angle

• RIGHT-MINDED
adj. 1876 obs. rare – of sound mind, sane

• RIGHTMOST
adj. 1663 – situated or occurring furthest to the right
 
• RIGHT NANA
n. a fool, an idiot, an incompetent …1960s sl.
 
• RIGHT OFF
adv. directly …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT OFF THE BAT
adv. immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT OFF THE FARM
adj. lacking manners, uncouth, boorish …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT OFF THE REEL
adv. 1. on the spur of the moment; impulsively, extempore …1897 Sc.
adv. 2. immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT ON
adv. anyway, nevertheless, just the same …1928 Amer. dial.
int. an exclamation of delight or exultation …1925 sl., orig. US
phr. (as ‘right-on’) used approvingly to denote one of politically progressive views …1970 sl., orig. US
 
• RIGHT ON THE MONEY
adv. precisely, perfectly …1944 colloq.
 
• RIGHT OUT
adv. 1. immediately …Bk1903 sl.
adv. 2 to a finish …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIGHT PROPER
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT ROYAL
adj. drunk …Bk1903 sl.

• RIGHTS
n. c1425 hunting usage – a stag’s full complement of antlers, consisting of the brow, bay, and tray
 
• RIGHT SIDE UP
adj. in order; in good condition …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT SLICK
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT SMART
adj. extremely clever …1857 sl.
n. long ago …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• A RIGHT SMART CHANCE
n. a long distance …1927 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT SMART SPELL
n. a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RIGHT SMART SPELL AGO
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – long ago
 
• RIGHT SMOOTH
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate
 
• RIGHT-SORT
n. 1797 sl. – gin
 
• RIGHT STRAIGHT
adv. Bk1903 sl. – immediately

• THE RIGHT STUFF
n. 1. 1748 sl. – something that is just what is required; alcoholic drink; money
n. 2. 1775 colloq., chiefly US – the necessary qualities for a given job or task
 
• RIGHT THERE
phr. on the spot …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIGHT THERE WHEN THE GONG STRIKES
adj. ready …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGHT UP TO THE HANDLE
adj. excellent …Bk1903 sl.

• THE RIGHT WAY OF IT
n. 1876 rare – the facts or truth of a matter
 
• RIGIL
n. a wanton …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIG IN YOUR BOOMS
phr. put down your elbows; used at mess in the Navy …World War I Amer. sl.
 
• RIGMAROLE
adj. roundabout, nonsensical …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIGMO
n. rigor mortis …1966 Brit. undertakers’ sl.
 
• RIG-MUTTON
n. a wanton …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIG-MY-ROLL
n. a tedious story; twaddle; a rambling statement; rigmarole …1753 colloq.
 
• RIGOL
n. a wanton …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIGOR
n. a chill; a shiver, tremor, or shake; a shivering with cold …1806 Amer. dial.
 
• RIGORIOUS
adj. fierce, stern, severe …1509 obs. rare
 
• RIGOROSITY
n. austerity, rigour, extreme strictness …c1531 obs.
 
• THE RIGORS
n. a chill; a shiver, tremor, or shake; a shivering with cold …1905 Amer. dial.
 
• RIG-OUT
n. 1. dress; style; hence, an outfit, a suit of clothes …1823 sl.
n. 2. (usually as ‘rigout’) cooking utensils …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 1723 – (as ‘rig out’) to dress in smart or formal clothes; to dress up; to get ready for a formal occasion

• RIG-SALE
n. 1812 obs. – a fraudulent auction; a mock auction
 
• RIGSBY
n. a wanton …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIG-UP
n. a set of clothes, esp. an unusual one …1896 sl.
 
• RILDY
n. a patchwork quilt …1933 Amer. dial.
 
• RILE
vb. to annoy or infuriate …1836 sl.
 
• RILEMENT
n. ill temper …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RILEY
adj. 1. of liquids, chiefly water: turbid, muddy; agitated …1805 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. angry, irritated …a1824 Amer. dial.
 
• RILY
adj. cross-grained …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIM
n. the end pieces of a loaf of bread …1989 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to be desirous of sexual intercourse; said of animals and persons …1923 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to cheat, to swindle, to defraud; to treat dishonestly …1937 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to lick the anus, esp. before sexual intercourse …1959 US sl.
 
• RIMBLE-RAMBLE 
adj. nonsensical …1690 sl.
n. nonsense …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RIMBOMB
vb. 1838 rare – to reverberate, to resound
 
• RIM-FIRE
n. 1894 Amer. dial. – a saddle with two cinches  
 
• RIMLESS
adj. Bk1904 Sc. – unreasonable; reckless, regardless  
 
• RIMLET
n. 1825 Eng. dial. – a remnant  
 
• RIMMER
n. someone who stimulates another’s anus with their tongue; an anilinguist …1970s sl.
 
• RIMMY
n. a saddle with two cinches …1936 Amer. dial.
 
• RIMPSHIONS
n. an abundance; plenty; a large amount or number …1917  Amer. dial.
 
• RIMPTION
n. an abundance; plenty; a large amount or number …1913 Amer. dial.
 
• RIMPTIOUS
adj. of a horse: spirited …1975 Amer. dial.
 
• RIMRACK
n. a foul-up, a blunder …1841 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to injure, damage, or destroy, esp. by misuse …1841 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to ruin, to cheat; to behave riotously …1841 Amer. dial.
 
• RIMRACKED
adj. ruined, worn out, rickety …1862 Amer. dial.
 
• RIM-RAM
adv. in a state of disorder …B1900 Sc.
 
• RIMY
adj. dizzy; half awake …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
• RINCTUM-DO
n. a gadget or contrivance; a thing whose name is unknown or which one does not want to name …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• RIND
n. 1. audacity, effrontery …1903 sl.
n. 2. the thick outside covering of a walnut …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• RINDER
n. an outsider …Bk1903 Queen’s University usage
 
• RINER
n. a thin, bony, or poor looking cow …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• RINEY
adj. sickly …1967 Amer. dial.
n. 1. a thin, bony, or poor looking cow …1967 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a thin, or sickly person …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• RING
n. 1. the female pudendum …1653 sl.
n. 2. money extorted by rogues on the highway or by gentlemen beggars …1785 sl.
n. 3. the anus …1949 sl.
n. 4. the rung of a ladder …1966 Amer. dial.
n. 5. a doughnut …1967 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to substitute fraudulently …1812 sl.
vb. 2. to talk; to scold …Bk1903 sl.
vb. 3. to create a disturbance …Bk1903 Amer. sl.
vb. 4. to manipulate; to change …Bk1903 sl.
vb. 5. to patrol cattle by riding around and round them …Bk1903 Aust. sl.
vb. 6. to begin, to commence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 7. to fraudulently change the identity of a car …1967 sl.
 
• RING-A-PEG
n. the game of horseshoes, quoits, or a similar game …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-AROUND
n. 1. ringworm; shingles …1909 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a swelling or infection in a finger, esp. surrounding the nail; a hangnail …1950 Amer. dial.
 
• RINGBONE
n. a scrawny horse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RING CAKE
n. a doughnut …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• RING CASTORS
vb. to exchange hats …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RING CHAMP
n. a champion boxer …Bk1942 Amer. boxing sl.
 
• RING-DROPPER
n. one who pretends to have found a ring, and asks some simple-looking fellow if it’s good gold, as it’s only just picked up; they then get the fellow to buy …1851-61 sl.
 
• RINGER
n. 1. a skilled person …1848 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 2. the fastest shearer in a shed …1871 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 3. a horse, player, etc. fraudulently substituted in a competition to boost the chances of winning …1890 sl., orig. US
n. 4. a bell …Bk1903 sl.
n. 5. a doughnut …1941 Amer. dial.
n. 6. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 7. a false registration plate on a stolen vehicle …1962 US sl.
n. 8. a complete workweek …1969 Amer. dial.
n. 9. someone who fraudulently changes the identity of a car …1970 sl.
 
• RING-FALLER
n. one who pretends to have found a ring, and asks some simple-looking fellow if it’s good gold, as it’s only just picked up; they then get the fellow to buy …1851-61 sl.
 
• RING-IN
n. a fraudulent substitution, esp. a fraudulent substitution in a race …1918 Aust. sl.
(verbs usually as ‘ring in’)
vb. 1. in gaming: to add to, or substitute, cards in a pack surreptitiously …Bk1903 Amer. sl.
vb. 2. to get the better of …Bk1903 Amer. sl.
vb. 3. to quote; to implicate …Bk1903 Amer. sl.
vb. 4. to begin, to commence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RING IN A COLD DECK
vb. to substitute a prepared pack of cards …1887 sl.
 
• RING JERK
n. 1. joint masturbation, often in competition, by a group of boys or men, usually sitting in a circle …1940s sl., orig. US
n. 2. chaos, a mess …1970s US sl.
n. 3. a man who harasses prostitutes and their customers for fun …1990s Can. sl.
n. 4. a pointless or inconclusive discussion by a number of people …2000s sl., orig. US
 
• RINGLER
n. an earthworm …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-MAN
n. the ring finger …1544 sl.
 
• RING ONE’S CHIMES
vb. to arouse one’s attention; to excite …1970 Amer. sl.
 
• RING ON THE TING-A-LING
vb. to call on the telephone …1960s Amer. sl.
 
• RING-PIGGER
n. a drunkard …1570 obs.
 
• RING ROBOT
n. prizefighter Joe Louis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RING SCRIBE
n. a boxing sports-writer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• RING-STREAKED AND STRIKED
adj. irregularly striped …1909 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-STREAKED AND STRIPED
adj. irregularly striped …1885 Amer. dial.
 
• RINGTAIL
n. 1. a raccoon …1844 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a recruit …Bk1903 military sl.
n. 3. a vagrant, a tramp …1927 US sl.
 
• RINGTAIL COON
n. a raccoon …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL DEVIL
n. 1. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1968 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a person who goes to church very seldom or not at all …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED PAINTER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1828 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED ROARER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1830 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED SCREAMER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; a loud-mouthed boaster; an extraordinary example of its kind …1959 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED SNORTER
n. 1. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1950 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a small, misbehaving child …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED SQUEALER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1837 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAILED TOOTER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1941 Amer. dial.
 
• RINGTAIL LEADER
n. the leader of the leaders; a ring-leader …1912 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL PEELER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1913 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL ROARER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1832 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL SNORTER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1859 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL SQUEALER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1898 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TAIL TOOTER
n. a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1909 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-TETHERED
adj. 1. married …B1900 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. of an animal: having a ring through the snout by way of restraint …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
• RING THE BELL
vb. to carry off the prize; to be the best of a lot …1928
 
• RING THE BELLS BACKWARD(S)
vb. to ring bells beginning with the lowest, to give an alarm etc. …1891 arch.
 
• RING THE CHANGES
vb. to substitute bad money for good …1678 sl.
 
• RING THE GLIM
vb. to turn on light …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• RING THE HORSESHOES
vb. to welcome a man returning from a drinking bout …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RING-THE-PIN
n. the game of horseshoes …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RING-THE-STOB
n. the game of horseshoes …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• RINGY
adj. 1. nervous; angry; irritable …1928 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. of a horse: frisky …1946 Amer. dial.
 
• RINKTUM
n. 1. a gadget or contrivance; a thing whose name is unknown or which one does not want to name …1896 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a party or dance …1926 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a hard knuckle blow to someone’s head …1954 Amer. dial.
 
• RINKY-DINK
adj. trivial …1960s Amer. sl.
 
• RINSE
n. any sort of potable …Bk1903 sl.
vb. to drink …Bk1903 sl.
 
• RINSE THE IVORIES
vb. to drink …1823 sl.


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