Dictionary: TEB – TEE


• TEBBIE
n. 1. a term of endearment …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 2. the calf of the leg …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a calf …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TEBBITLESS
adj. without feeling; destitute of sensation, numb, benumbed …1768 Sc.

• TEBBITS
n. physical sensation, feelings; energy, strength …1808 Sc.

• TEC
n. a detective …1879 sl.

• TECH
int. an exclamation of disgust …c1850 Sc.
n. technical college …1906 sl., orig. US

• TECHED
adj. crazy or slightly crazy …E17

• TECHEOUS
adj. touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1842 Amer. dial.

• TECH HEAD
n. 1990s US sl. – a musician who has a huge amount of sound equipment

• TECHNICOLOUR YAWN
n. 1964 Aust. sl. – vomiting  

• TECHNOKLUTZ
n. 1990s US sl. – a person ignorant or clumsy where computers are concerned

• TECHNONERD
n. 1990s US sl. – a computer expert or enthusiast

• TECHNOPOP
n. 1990s US sl. – popular music using much technical equipment

• TECHOUS
adj. 1903 Amer. dial. – touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered  

• TECHY
adj. 1815 Amer. dial. – touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered, peevish, easily offended, sensitive  

• TECK
n. Bk1902 sl. – a police spy; an informer  

• TECKTAIL
n. 1877 Eng. dial. – a somersault  

• TED
n. 1. 1887 Sc. – a tidying up, sorting out, setting to rights; the act of arranging or putting in order  
n. 2. 1956 Brit. sl. – a Teddy-boy  
vb. 1. 1746 Eng. dial. – to have leave or permission to do a thing; to be bound or under obligation  
vb. 2. 1794 Sc. – to scatter, to strew, to spread abroad; to spill, to dissipate  
vb. 3. 1871 Sc. – to spread out in an orderly manner, to arrange in order, to make tidy  
vb. 4. B1900 Eng. dial. obs. – to burn wood fires

• TEDD
adj. ravelled, entangled …B1900 Sc. obs.

• TEDDER
vb. to perplex, to tease …1851 Eng. dial.

• TEDDIOUS
adj. peevish, fretful, fractious, irritable, difficult to please; fidgety, restless …1892 Eng. dial.

• TEDDISOME
adj. 1. tedious, wearisome …1824 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. fretful, fractious, tiresome …1869 Eng. dial.

• TEDDY
n. 1. Theodore Roosevelt, twenty-sixth US President …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 2. a type of men’s haircut similar to a crew cut; short hair combed straight back …1943 Amer. dial.

• TEDDY BEAR
n. 1. a fur-lined high-altitude flying suit …1917 sl.
n. 2. a type of men’s haircut similar to a crew cut; short hair combed straight back …1943 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a youth or man who dresses flashily or shows off …1953 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘lair’

• TEDDY-BEAR CUT
n. a type of men’s haircut similar to a crew cut; short hair combed straight back …1943 Amer. dial.

•TEDIFY
vb. to become tedious, to weary, to bore …1613 nonce word obs.

• TEDIOUS
adj. 1. careful, scrupulous, particular …1874 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. peevish, fretful, fractious, irritable, difficult to please; fidgety, restless …1892 Eng. dial.
adv. very, exceedingly …1790 Eng. dial.

• TEDIOUSNESS
n. slowness …1900 Eng. dial.

• TEDIOUSOME
adj. tedious, wearisome …1824 Sc.

• TEDS
n. socks …1878 Eng. dial.

• TEE
n. 1. a police spy; an informer …Bk1902 sl.
n. 2. a T-shirt …1970s sl., orig. US
n. 3. Tuinal …1970s US drug culture sl.
vb. of bees: to buzz …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEECHY
adj. tetchy, peevish, irritable, short-tempered; easily offended or angered …1691 Eng. dial.

• TEEDEE
n. a lump of excrement …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEEDER-TODDER
n. a seesaw …1966 Amer. dial.

• TEEDER-TOTTER
n. a seesaw …1966 Amer. dial.

• TEEDLE
n. 1933 Amer. dial. – a seesaw  
vb. 1824 Sc. obs. – to sing a song without words; to croon

• TEE’D OFF  • TEED OFF
adj. 1955 sl., orig. & chiefly Amer. – annoyed and disappointed  

• TEEDUM BARREL
n. 1972 Amer. dial. – a container in which an old-time moonshiner kept his private drinking liquor  

• TEED UP
adj. 1928 US sl. – drunk

• TEEDY
adj. 1790 Sc. – peevish, fretful, fractious, cross; used esp. of children  

• TEEGLE UP
vb. B1900 Eng. dial. – to entice; to lead on from step to step  

• TEE-HIND
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – the buttocks  

• TEE-HINDER
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – the buttocks

• TEE-HINEY
n. 1970 Amer. dial. – the buttocks  

• TEE-HINEY-HOO
n. 2009 Amer. dial. – the buttocks  

• TEE-HOLE
n. the entrance to a beehive …1681 Eng. dial.

• TEEHOSS
vb. to romp vulgarly or rudely …1892 Eng. dial.

• TEEL
vb. 1. to place anything so that it may easily fall, esp. to bait or set a trap, snare, etc. …1777 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to work at, to toil …1817 Sc.
vb. 3. to bury in the earth; to bury …1854 Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to be obstinately set or determined on doing anything …1873 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to dig; to plant in the ground, esp. to set potatoes …1874 Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to set up on end; to prop or lean up against a wall, etc. …1893 Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to prepare; to make ready …1895 Eng. dial.
vb. 8. to entice, to wheedle; to inveigle by flattery …B1900 Sc.

• TEELIE
adj. coaxing, enticing, encouraging, inducing …1866 Sc.

• TEELING
adj. sloping, leaning, slanting …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEELY
vb. to entice, to coax, to wheedle by flattery; to wheedle something from or out of a person …1866 Sc.

• TEELYTOON
n. a teasing, fretful, wearisome child …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEEM
adj. 1. full …1678 Eng. dial. obs.
adj. 2. empty …1773 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 3. thin …1892 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a heavy downpour or long-continued fall of rain …1793 Sc. & Ireland
n. 2. a large quantity; abundant supply …1876 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to overflow …1685 Sc.
vb. 2. to be pregnant; to bring forth; to produce in abundance …1889 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 3. to drain the water off potatoes, etc., when boiled …1890 Eng. dial.

• TEEMFUL
adj. full to the brim …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEEMING
adj. 1. of a woman: child-bearing; apt to bear children …1703 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. pregnant …1953 Amer. dial.

• TEEMING-FULL
adj. running over; full to the brim …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEEMING-TIME
n. the time of parturition …1790 Eng. dial.

• TEEM ON
n. a heavy beating …B1900 Sc.
vb. 1. to beat with severity …B1900 Sc.
vb. 2. to work with great energy and speed …B1900 Sc.

• TEEM UP
vb. to fill up to the brim …B1900 Sc.

• TEEN
adj. angry …B1900 Eng. dial. obs.
n. 1. wrath, anger, rage; vexation; revenge …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. sorrow, grief …1820 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to close, to shut …1874 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. of the moon: to wane, to change …B1900 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to trouble, to vex; to tease, to worry …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TEENCHY
adj. very tiny or small …1858 Amer. dial.

• TEENCY-WEENCY
adj. very tiny or small …1976 Amer. dial.

• TEENFUL
adj. wrathful; troublesome, vexatious …1861 Sc.

• TEE-NINCHY
adj. very tiny or small …1931 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINCY
adj. very tiny or small …1909 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINE-CHY
adj. very tiny or small …1898 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINECY
adj. very tiny or small …1968 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINESY
adj. very tiny or small …1981 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINETY
adj. very tiny or small …1917 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINEY
adj. very tiny or small …1939 Amer. dial.

• TEENING
n. closing time; lighting-up time …1837 Eng. dial.

• TEENING-TIME
n. closing time; lighting-up time; twilight …1837 Eng. dial.

• TEE-NINSY
adj. very tiny or small …1946 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINTSY
adj. very tiny or small …1981 Amer. dial.

• TEE-NINY
adj. very tiny or small …1870 Amer. dial.

• TEENSY
adj. very tiny or small …1856 Amer. dial.

• TEENSY-TINESY
adj. very tiny or small …1965 Amer. dial.

• TEENSY-TINSEY
adj. very small, tiny …2003 Amer. dial.

• TEENSY-WEENSY
adj. very tiny or small …1872 Amer. dial.

• TEENTER
n. a seesaw …1943 Amer. dial.

• TEENTER BOARD
n. a seesaw …1943 Amer. dial.

• TEENTSY
adj. very tiny or small …1904 Amer. dial.

• TEENTSY-WEENTSY
adj. very tiny or small …1909 Amer. dial.

• TEENTY
adj. very small or tiny, minute …1812 Eng. & Amer. dial.

• TEENTY-TAUNTY
adj. very small or tiny …1863 Amer. dial.

• TEENTY-TAWNTY
adj. very small or tiny …1851 Amer. dial.

• TEENTY-TOINTY
adj. very small or tiny …1844 Amer. dial.

• TEENTY-TONTY
adj. very small or tiny …1867 Amer. dial.

• TEENTY-WEENTY
adj. very small or tiny …1890 Amer. dial.

• TEENY
adj. fretful, fractious; said of a little child …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEENY-BOPPER
n. 1966 sl. – a young teenager, typically a girl, who follows the latest fashions in clothes, pop music, etc.  

• TEENY-INEY
adj. 1964 Amer. dial. – very tiny or small  

• TEENY-ROCKER
n. 1966 US sl. – a teenager or preteenager, esp. one who undertakes the hippie or rock-and-roll culture and way of life

• TEENY-TINY
adj. very tiny or small …c1960 Amer. dial.

• TEENY-TONY
adj. very small or tiny …1909 Amer. dial.

• TEENY-WEENY
adj. 1967 Amer. dial. – tiny, very small  

• TEENZINE
n. 1970s US sl. – a magazine for teenagers

• TEE OFF
vb. 1953 US sl. – to hit someone or something very hard

• TEE OFF ON
vb. 1955 US sl. – to speak or write critically or disparagingly of; to criticize  

• TEE ONE OFF
vb. 1961 sl., orig. & chiefly Amer. – to annoy or infuriate  

• TEEPLE
n. B1900 Sc. – a slight touch or stroke  
vb. B1900 Sc. – to touch or strike lightly

• TEER
vb. 1880 Eng. dial. – to smear, to daub; to spread; to dirty  

• TEERY
adj. 1. soft, smooth, mellow …1879 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. sticky, smeary; adhesive …1881 Eng. dial.

• TEERY-LARRY
n. a representation of the note of the skylark, or of a similar sound uttered as an exclamation or delight or gaiety; an imitation of a musical sound …1611

• TEERY-LEERY
n. a representation of the note of the skylark, or of a similar sound uttered as an exclamation or delight or gaiety; an imitation of a musical sound …1611

• TEESICKER
n. an overpowering quantity …1879 Eng. dial.

• TEESIE
n. 1. a struggle, tussle, strenuous effort; a tiring or trying spell of work …1805 Sc.
n. 2. a ft of passion …1808 Sc.

• TEET
adj. nimble …1889 Sc.
n. 1. a stolen glance; a peep …1819 Sc.
n. 2. the smallest sound; the least word …B1900 Sc.
vb. to peep; to peep or pry in a sly, clandestine manner …1785 Sc.

• TEE-TADDLE
n. a seesaw …1967 Amer. dial.

• TEETAIL
n. a somersault …1877 Eng. dial.

• TEE-TALLY
n. a seesaw …1966 Amer. dial.

• TEET-BO
n. a game at peep-bo (peekaboo) …a1600 Sc. obs.

• TEETEE
n. 1. a total abstainer; a teetotaller …1900 Sc.
n. 2. (as ‘tee-tee’) urination …1968 Amer. dial.
n. 3. (as ‘tee-tee’) the genitals …2004 Amer. dial.
vb. (as ‘tee-tee’) to urinate …1992 Amer. dial.

• TEE-TEE CLOTH
n. a diaper …1968 Amer. dial.

• TEE-TEE POT
n. a chamber pot …1968 Amer. dial.

• TEETER
n. a seesaw …1854 Amer. dial.
vb. to play at seesaw …1809 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-BOARD
n. a seesaw …1855 Amer. dial.

• TEETER HORSE
n. a seesaw …1966 Amer. dial.

• TEETERING
n. the sport of skating on yielding ice …1921 Amer. dial.

• TEETERING-BOARD
n. a seesaw …1910 Amer. dial.

• TEETERING HORSE
n. a seesaw …1948 Amer. dial.

• TEETERING PLANK
n. a seesaw …1943 Amer. dial.

• TEETERPOLE
n. a seesaw …1973 Amer. dial.

• TEETERTAMORTER
n. a seesaw …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEETER-TAUTER
n. a seesaw …1956 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-TAWTER
n. a seesaw; the act of seesawing …1848 Amer. dial.
vb. to play at seesaw …1916 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-TOOTER
n. a seesaw …1965 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-TOTER
n. a seesaw …1965 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-TOTTER
n. a seesaw …1941 Amer. dial.
vb. to play at seesaw …1890 Amer. dial.

• TEETER-TOTTER BOARD
n. a seesaw …1941 Amer. dial.

• TEETH
n. 1. a ship’s guns …1810 nautical sl.
n. 2. temper, disposition; spirit, mettle …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• TEETHACHE
n. a toothache …1811 Amer. dial.

• TEETHFUL
n. a toothful, a small quantity of any liquid …B1900 Sc.

•TEETH-HALER
n. a dentist …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TEETH ORGAN
n. a harmonica …1966 Amer. dial.

• TEETH-RIFE
adj. palatable, toothsome …B1900 Sc.

• TEETHY
adj. 1. ill-tempered, peevish, cross; crabbed; pugnacious …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. fretful, fractious, tetchy; generally applied to children or infants …1828 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. having many or large teeth; biting; given to biting …1835 Sc.

• TEETIE-BO
n. a game at peep-bo (peekaboo) …1773 Sc.

• TEETING TOTTER
n. a seesaw …1973 Amer. dial.

• TEE-TINSY
adj. very small or tiny …1979 Amer. dial.

• TEE-TINY
adj. very small or tiny …1941 Amer. dial.

• TEETLEE-BENDERS
n. an area of yielding ice made naturally or deliberately on a body of water; the sport of running or skating over such ice …1901 Amer. dial.

• TEETLEY-BENDOES
n. an area of yielding ice made naturally or deliberately on a body of water; the sport of running or skating over such ice …1909 Amer. dial.

• TEETLING BOARD
n. a seesaw …1933 Amer. dial.

• TEE-TONCEY
adj. very small or tiny …1955 Amer. dial.

• TEETOTAL
adj. perfect; complete, entire …1884
n. a teetotaller; a total abstainer …1857 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TEE-TOTTER
n. a seesaw …1965 Amer. dial.

• TEETOTUM
vb. to wheel or whirl about; to twist round …1899 Eng. dial.

• TEETY
adj. peevish, fretful, fractious, cross; used esp. of children …1790 Eng. dial.

• TEEVOO
n. 1824 Sc. obs. – a male flirt

• TEEWIGGIN
n. 1972 Amer. dial. – a small pig  

• TEEZICKER
n. 1879 Eng. dial. – an overpowering quantity  


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