Dictionary: SHI – SHK


• SHICE
n. 1. a lawyer, usually a crooked one, or with the implication that any lawyer is innately untrustworthy …M19 sl., orig. US
n. 2. counterfeit money, cheques, etc. …1877 sl.
 
• SHICER
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male …1846 sl.
 
• SHICK
n. alcohol …1907 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
• SHICKER
adj. drunk …1898 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 1. alcohol …1901 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 2. a drinker of alcohol; a drunkard …1906 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 3. a drink …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. to drink alcohol …1908 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
• SHICKERED
adj. drunk …1898 Aust. & NZ sl.

• SHICKSTER
n. 1834 sl., obs. – a woman; esp. a promiscuous woman or a prostitute
 
• SHIELD
n. the first thin ice that forms over the surface of a pond or pool …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFT
n. 1. a change of clothes …1930 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to change clothes …1852 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to eat or drink …1896 sl.
vb. 3. to swap, to exchange …1904 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. to trade horse or cattle …1914 Amer. dial.
vb. 5. to sell something in large quantities …1976 sl.
vb. 6. to change one’s mind …1979 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFTING CLOTHES
n. a change of clothes …1938 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFT ONE’S ASS
vb. to hurry up, to get a move on …1970s sl., orig. US
 
• SHIFT ONESELF
vb. to change one’s clothes …1852 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFT ONE’S MATTY
vb. to alter one’s position or policy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
• SHIFT-ROBE
n. a movable closet for hanging clothes …1969 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFTY
adj. 1. undependable, untrustworthy, dishonest, evasive …1884 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. alert; busy; industrious and successful …1912 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIFT YOUR CARCASS!
int. move! get out of the way! …1920s sl.
 
• SHIGS
n. money … Bk1903 sl.
 
• SHIKER;  SHIKKER
adj. drunk …1898 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 1. alcohol …1901 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 2. a drinker of alcohol; a drunkard …1906 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 3. a drink …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. to drink alcohol …1908 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
• SHIKERRY
adj. shabby, bad, shaky, doubtful …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
 
• SHIKKERED
adj. drunk …1898 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
• SHILL
n. someone posing as an enthusiastic or successful customer to encourage other buyers, gamblers, etc.; a confidence trickster …1916 sl.
vb. to pose as an enthusiastic or successful customer to encourage other buyers, gamblers, etc. …1914 chiefly Amer.
 
• SHILLABER
n. someone posing as an enthusiastic or successful customer to encourage other buyers, gamblers, etc.; a confidence trickster …1913 sl.
 
• SHILLELAGH
n. a Chevy engine, esp. an old V-8 …Bk1998 sl.
 
• SHILLY
adj. silly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• SHILLY-SHALLYING
n. irresolution …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIM
n. 1. a plastic strip used to thieves to force locks …1968 sl., chiefly US
n. 2. an effeminate or passive male homosexual, a transvestite …1975 sl.
vb. to break open a lock using a ‘shim’ …1972 sl., chiefly US
 
• SHIM JOINT
n. a jewellery store …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• SHIMMEL
n. a white or grey horse …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMMY
n. a woman’s under garment; a chemise …1903 Amer. dial.
vb. to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with our hands …1950 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMMY LIZARD
n. a louse …1933 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMMY-SHIRT
n. a woman’s under garment; a chemise …1926 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMMY-TAIL
n. a woman’s under garment; a chemise …1909 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMNEY
n. a woman’s under garment; a chemise …1858 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIMOZZLE
n. a brawl; a commotion …1916 sl.
 
• SHIM UP
vb. to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with our hands …1950 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIN
vb. to climb the trunk of a tree by holding on with your legs while you pull yourself up with our hands …1840 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINDIG
n. 1. a lively or noisy party …1871 sl., orig. US
n. 2. any public or social entertainment …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINDY
n. 1. a commotion; a ruckus; a row, a disturbance; a fuss …1828 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a party or gathering, esp. a noisy one with dancing; a spree, a frolic, a shindig …1844 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINE
n. 1. a caper, a prank, a trick …1836 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a Black person …1893 Amer. dial., usually derogatory
n. 3. illegally made whisky …1923 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINE BALL
n. the funny bone …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINE BONE
n. the funny bone …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINED
adj. drunk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• SHINED UP
adj. drunk …1950 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINE HOUSE
n. a speakeasy …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINE LIKE A BABY’S ASS
vb. to shine brilliantly …1964 Amer. sl.
 
• SHINER
n. 1. a diamond or other precious stone; usually used in the plural …1884 sl.
n. 2. £1 … Bk1903 sl.
n. 3. an eye blackened by a blow …1904 Amer. sl.
n. 4. a silver dollar …1921 Amer. dial.
n. 5. one who deals in illegally made whisky; a moonshiner …1931 Amer. dial.
n. 6. a window cleaner …1958 Brit. sl.
n. 7. a Black person …1965 Amer. dial., usually derogatory
n. 8. a clear glass marble …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINERS
n. money in coin, esp. sovereigns or guineas …1760 sl.
 
• SHINGLE
n. a signboard …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
vb. to cut; to clip hair …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINGLE-BUTTED
adj. having flat buttocks …1942 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINNER
n. a member or supporter of Sinn Fein …1921 sl.
 
• SHINNIED UP
adj. drunk …1960 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINNY
n. 1. whisky, esp. when illegally made or of poor quality …1927 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a place where liquor was sold and consumed illegally …1966 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a small, cheap marble …1966 Amer. dial.
vb. to climb by alternately grasping with the arms and legs …1889 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINNY ON ONE’S OWN SIDE
vb. to mind one’s own business …1866 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINNY ON YOUR OWN SIDE
phr. mind your own business …1942 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIN OUT
vb. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• SHINPLASTER
n. 1. the fractional currency (worth 10 cents, twenty-five cents, etc.) issued by the Union in response to coin shortages during the war …US Civil War usage
n. 2. small paper currency …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIN-PLASTERS
n. money … Bk1903 sl.
 
• SHIN THE CHAINS
vb. to go off ship without leave …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
 
• SHIN UP
vb. to climb a tree by aid of hands and legs only …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 
• SHINY BUTTON
n. M19 sl. – any coin
 
• SHINY-PANTS METHODIST
n. a Methodist (slide in, slide out) …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIPOO
n. 1. inferior beer …1897 Aust. sl.
n. 2. a pub that sells inferior drink …1903 Aust. sl.
 
• SHIP OVER
vb. to re-enlist …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
 
• SHIPPY
n. a lamb …1908 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIPSHAPE
adj. orderly, tidy, neat …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• SHIPSHAPE AND BRISTOL FASHION
adj. in good order
 
• SHIP’S SHEENY
n. 1. a tailor aboard ship …1910 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an executive officer’s yeoman …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
 
• SHIRALEE
n. a tramp’s swag or bundle of personal belongings …1892 Aust. sl.
 
• SHIRALLEE
n. a traveller’s bundle of blankets and personal belongings …1892 Aust. sl.
 
• SHIRK
n. 1. a cheating gamester …M17 sl.
n. 2. a sponger, a parasite …M17 sl.
 
• SHIRK THE ROUNDBOTTOM
vb. to avoid a criminal charge through bribery …E19 UK criminals’ sl.
 
• SHIRL
n. a boorish, loutish, unsophisticated female; a female ‘ocker’ …1970s Aust. sl.
 
• SHIRLEY
n. a gay man …1980s US sl.
 
• SHIRLEY TEMPLE
n. 1. a glass of water …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 2. a young girl …1980s sl.
 
• SHIRT AND COLLAR
n. 5 shillings (25p) …1930s rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’
 
• SHIRT COLLAR
n. 5 shillings (25p) …1930s rhyming sl. for ‘dollar’
 
• SHIRT EXPLORER
n. one who searches for lice in their clothes …World War I Amer. sl.
 
• SHIRT-FLY
n. a toady …1990s sl.
 
• SHIRT HOUND
n. a louse …1918 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRT HUNT
n. a search for lice …World War I Amer. sl.
 
• SHIRTLIFTER
n. a male homosexual …1966 sl., orig. Aust., derogatory
 
• SHIRTLIFTERISH
adj. pert. to homosexuality …1960s sl.
 
• SHIRT RABBIT
n. a louse …1919 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRT RAT
n. a louse …1918 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRT SQUIRREL
n. a louse …1918 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL
adj. 1. small; insignificant …1929 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. of a worker: inexperienced, inept, untrained …1968 Amer. dial.
n. 1. the red-headed woodpecker …1913 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a small load or amount …1940 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL BAPTIST
n. a person who goes to church very seldom or not at all …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL BIRD
n. the red-headed woodpecker …1949 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRT-TAIL BOY
n. a very young boy …1845 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL COUSIN
n. a distant cousin …1959 Amer. dial., often derogatory
 
• SHIRTTAIL DISTANCE
n. a short distance …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAILED BIRD
n. the red-headed woodpecker …1955 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAILER
n. the red-headed woodpecker …1956 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL FELLOW
n. a very inexperienced, inept, or untrained person …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAILFUL
n. a small load or amount …1909 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL KIN
n. distant relatives …1941 Amer. dial., often derogatory
 
• SHIRTTAIL LOAD
n. a small load or amount …1941 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL OUTFIT
n. a small ranch which employs only one or two men …1944 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTTAIL PLOWBOY
n. a young countrified or rustic person
 
• SHIRTTAIL RELATION
n. a distant relative …1927 Amer. dial., often derogatory
 
• SHIRTTAIL RELATIVE
n. a distant relative …1945 Amer. dial., often derogatory
 
• SHIRT WETTER
n. a very light rain …1971 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIRTY
adj. angry, annoyed; bad-tempered …1846 colloq.
 
• SHISE
n. 1. a lawyer, usually a crooked one, or with the implication that any lawyer is innately untrustworthy …M19 sl., orig. US
n. 2. counterfeit money, cheques, etc. …1877 sl.
 
• SHISER
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male …1846 sl.
 
• SHISHI
n. urine …1967 Hawaii
vb. to urinate …1967 Hawaii
 
• SHISTY
adj. cold-hearted, mean …2004 US sl.
 
• SHIT
int. expressing annoyance, astonishment, dismissiveness, etc, or interjected with little or no meaning …1920
n. 1. an unpleasant or despicable person; a contemptible, obnoxious, or worthless person …1508
n. 2. excrement …a1585 sl.
n. 3. defecation …1928 sl.
n. 4. something of inferior quality …1930 sl.
n. 5. heroin …1950 sl.
n. 6. marijuana …1950 sl., orig. US
vb. 1. to defecate …c1308 sl.
vb. 2. to tease, attempt to deceive or mislead …1934 sl.
 
• SHIT A BRICK
int. expressing surprise or amazement …sl.
vb. to be extremely scared or afraid …1961 sl.
 
• SHITASS
n. a gull …1945 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT-BAG
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male …1961 sl.
 
• SHITBAGS
n. intestines …1937 sl.
 
• SHITBIRD
n. English sparrow, a house sparrow …1954 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT-BRAINED
adj. stupid, brainless …1970s sl.
 
• SHIT-BREECHED
adj. general term of abuse …M17 sl.
 
• SHIT BRICKS
vb. to be extremely scared or afraid …1961 sl.
 
• SHIT-BRINDLE
adj. muddy brown …1942 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT BULLETS
vb. to be terrified …1940s US sl.
 
• SHITBUM
adj. contemptible, unpleasant, worthless …2000s US sl.
n. a term of abuse …1960s sl.
 
• SHITCAN
n. 1. a near derelict but just drivable secondhand car, or motorcycle, one step from the junkyard …1970s US sl.
n. 2. the punishment cells …1970s US prison sl.
vb. 1. to do someone a wrong …1950s Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. 2. to stop, to abandon a course of action; to toss away …1950s Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. 3. to throw away; to discard; to reject as worthless …sl.
 
• SHIT-CATCHERS
n. knickerbockers …1930s Aust. sl.
 
• SHIT-CHUTE
n. 1. the anus …1960s sl.
n. 2. a disgusting, filthy place …2000s sl.
 
• SHIT COMES IN PILES
phr. problems always come at the same time, rather than one by one …1990s African-American sl.
 
• SHIT CREEK
n. an unpleasant, problematic situation …1950s sl.
 
• SHIT DETAIL
n. any unpleasant or dirty talk …1940s sl., orig. military usage
 
• SHIT DIMES AND QUARTERS
vb. to excrete bags of drugs after swallowing them when facing a police search …2000s African-American & drug culture sl.
 
• SHIT-DISTURBER
n. a malicious gossip …20C sl.
 
• SHITE
int. an exclamation of annoyance …1920
n. 1. an unpleasant or despicable person; a contemptible, obnoxious, or worthless person …1508
n. 2. excrement …a1585 sl.
n. 3. defecation …1928 sl.
n. 4. something of inferior quality …1930 sl.
vb. to defecate …c1308 sl.
 
• SHIT-EATER
n. 1. a dog …1967 Amer. dial., derogatory
n. 2. a house sparrow, the common sparrow …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT-EATING
adj. despicable; smug; self-satisfied …sl.
 
• SHITEPOKE
adj. long-legged …1976 Amer. dial.
n. 1. a mean, contemptible, or uncouth person …1925 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a small child; used affectionately …1942 Amer. dial.
 
• SHITEPOKE GUT
n. a great capacity for food; a tremendous eater, a voracious person …1954 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT FIRE!
int. an oath; an expression of disgust …1949 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT FIRE AND FLAMES!
int. an oath; an expression of disgust …1949 Amer. dial.
 
• SHITE-HAWK
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male …1958 sl.
 
• SHITEPOKE
n. a contemptible, obnoxious,  or worthless person …E20 sl.
 
• SHIT-FACE
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, an obnoxious person, usually male; a term of abusive address …1937 sl.
 
• SHIT-FACED
adj. drunk, fully intoxicated …1960s Amer. sl.
 
• SHIT-FOR-BRAINS
n. a stupid person …sl., chiefly N. Amer.
 
• SHITHEAD
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male; a term of abuse for an obnoxious person …1961 sl.
 
• SHIT-HOLE
n. 1. an unpleasant place …1969 sl.
n. 2. the anus …1937 sl.
 
• SHIT-HOT
adj. 1. very good, excellent …1961 sl.
adj. 2. highly skilled or capable …1961 sl.
 
• SHITHOUSE
adj. unpleasant; deplorable, disgusting, contemptible …1972 sl.
n. 1. a lavatory …1795 sl.
n. 2. a disgusting or contemptible thing …sl.
 
• SHIT IN TALL COTTON
vb. to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1984 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT IT IN
vb. to win easily …Aust. sl.
 
• SHIT-KICKER
n. 1. a man’s boot, esp. one with a sharp toe; a cowboy boot …1966 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a rustic, unsophisticated, or countrified person; a cowboy or would-be cowboy …1964 Amer. dial.
 
• SHITLESS
adj. extremely scared or frightened …1910s sl.
 
• SHITLOAD
n. a large amount or number …sl.
 
• SHIT ON A STICK
n. an important or consequential person or thing; a braggart; a big deal …1965 Amer. dial.
phr. said to put off a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT ON A STICK BUT HE AIN’T FART ON A SPLINTER
n. an important or consequential person or thing; a braggart; a big deal …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIT ONESELF
vb. to be afraid …1914 sl.
 
• SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT
phr. take action or make a decision one way or another, or else give another the opportunity to do so …sl.
 
• THE SHITS
n. 1. diarrhoea …OE sl.
n. 2. fear …1967 sl.
 
• SHITSACK
n. 1. a Nonconformist …L18 sl.
n. 2. an unpleasant person …L18 sl.
 
• SHIT SANDWICH
n. 1. a humbling experience …1960s sl.
n. 2. homosexual anal intercourse …1980s NZ sl.
 
• SHIT-SCARED
adj. extremely frightened; terrified; afraid …1958 sl.
 
• SHIT-SHARK
n. a night-soil collector …M19 sl.
 
• SHIT-SHOD
n. one who has trodden in excrement …L19 sl.
 
• SHIT-SHOE
n. one who has trodden in excrement …L19 sl.
 
• SHITSKIN
adj. pert. to Black people …1960s African-American sl., derogatory
n. (usually as ‘shit-skin’) a Black person …20C sl., derogatory
 
• SHIT-STIRRER
n. a person who takes pleasure in causing trouble or discord …sl.
 
• SHIT-STOMPER
n. a man’s boot, esp. one with a sharp toe; a cowboy boot …1994 Amer. dial.
 
• SHITSTORM
n. a very great controversy, uproar, or fuss …sl.
 
• SHITTER
n. a lavatory, a privy; a lavatory pan …L16 sl.
 
• SHITTERBRAIN
n. a scatterbrain …19C Brit. sl.
 
• SHITTERS
n. diarrhoea …19C sl.
 
• SHITTING
adj. unpleasant; deplorable …1967
 
• SHITTY
adj. 1. unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting; contemptible; awful …1924 sl.
adj. 2. dirty with excrement …1935 sl.
 
• SHIT UP
vb. to scare someone …2000 UK sl.
 
• SHIT-WORD
n. a dirty word; a term of abuse …13C
 
• SHITWORK
n. work considered esp. by feminists to be menial or routine, esp. housework; routine work  …1968 sl.
 
• SHIVAREE
n. a noisy celebration or mock serenade for newlyweds …1843 Amer. dial.
vb. to serenade a newly-married couple with horns, bells, drums, etc. …1890 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIVE
n. 1. a slice of bread …ME, chiefly Eng. dial.
n. 2. a broken fragment or splinter of wood …1958 Amer. dial.
n. 3. the first thin ice that forms over the surface of a pond or pool …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIVER
n. a small amount; a bit …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 1. to grate, as potatoes …1901 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to propel, to throw, to fire …1927 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIVER MY TIMBERS!
int. a mild mock oath and exclamation …20C US sl.
 
• SHIVES
n. 1. the needles of the juniper tree …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
n. 2. chives …1948 Amer. dial.
 
• SHIVOO
n. 1. a boisterous celebration, a party …M19 Aust. & NZ colloq.
n. 2. a disturbance, a row …M19 Aust. & NZ colloq.


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