Dictionary: TH – THD


• THAASOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear or dislike of being idle

• THACK
adj. 1815 Sc. – thatched, made of thatch  
n. 1787 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a thatch; a roof or covering, esp. of straw; materials for thatching  
vb. 1. 1823 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to thatch, to roof; to cover; to lay on  
vb. 2. 1863 Sc. – to thwack, to beat, to flog  

• THACK-AND-MORTAR
adv. 1856 Eng. dial. – in good earnest; with all one’s might  

• THACK-AND-RAPE
n. cover, shelter; good order; control …1786 Sc.

• THACK-COVERED
adj. thatched …1895 Eng. dial.

• THACKER
n. 1. a thatcher …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a small open cupboard …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THACKLESS
adj. uncovered; hatless …1804 Sc.

• THACK-ROVVEN
adj. roof-damaged …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THACKSTER
n. a thatcher …1787 Eng. dial.

• THACK-TILES
n. roof-tiles …1790 Eng. dial. obs.

• THACKY
n. a thatched cottage …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAGGY
adj. thick and misty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAIN
adj. 1. damp, moist; esp. used of meal …Bk1905 Sc.
adj. 2. of meat: raw, underdone …1782 Sc. obs.

• THALASSOMANIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal love of the sea

• THALASSOPHILOUS
adj. 1891 – fond of the sea; living in the sea

• THALASSOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of the sea

• THALLACK!
int. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an exclamation of surprise; there look!  

• THALLURE
adv. 1889 Eng. dial. – enough 

• THALTHAN
n. 1889 Eng. dial. – a half-ruined cottage 

• THAMP
adj. 1851 Eng. dial. – soft; pliable, not easily broken; moist  

• THAMPY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – damp  

• THANATOMANIA
n. Bk1991 – an obsession with death

• THANATOPHOBIA
n. 1903- a dread or fear of death

• THANE
adj. 1. Bk1905 Sc. – damp, moist; esp. used of meal  
adj. 2. 1782 Sc. obs. – of meat: raw, underdone

• THANG
n. a thing …Amer. sl.

• THANG-NAIL
n. a hangnail …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THANKS A BUNCH
phr. thank you; often used ironically …1981

• THANKS A BUNDLE
phr. thank you; often used ironically …1981

• THANKS A MILLION
phr. thank you …1936 orig. US

• THANKS AWFULLY
phr. thank you …1890 Brit.

• THANKS EVER SO
phr. thank you …1914 Brit.

• THANKS FOR NOTHING!
int. used in refusal or dismissal of help or advice: I owe you no thanks for that and scorn the offer …1969 UK sl.

• THANKSOMELY
adv. thankfully …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THANKY!
int. thank you! …1850 Amer. dial.

• THANKY BAG
n. a purse, pouch, or sack …1898 Amer. dial.

• THANK YOU FOR NOTHING!
int. used in refusal or dismissal of help or advice: I owe you no thanks for that and scorn the offer …1969 UK sl.

• THANK-YOU-MA’AM
n. 1. an abrupt dip or bump in a road or path, either naturally occurring, esp. in ice or snow, or deliberately made, esp. to divert runoff, or later, to slow automobile traffic …1849 Amer. dial.
n. 2. something of little value …1952 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a level stretch on a steep road where a team or vehicle can pause …1985 Amer. dial.

• THANK-YOU-MARM
n. 1. an abrupt dip or bump in a road or path, either naturally occurring, esp. in ice or snow, or deliberately made, esp. to divert runoff, or later, to slow automobile traffic …1882 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a small, rounded hill …1965 Amer. dial.

• THANK-YOU-SIR
n. a secondhand article of clothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THANKY POKE
n. a purse, pouch, or sack …1952 Amer. dial.

• THANKY-SUIT
n. a suit given away; hence a rather worthless one …1952 Amer. dial.

• THANY
adj. damp …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAPE-PIE
n. gooseberry pie …1869 Eng. dial.

• THAPES
n. the fruit of the gooseberry, Ribes Grossularia …1682 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THARF
adj. 1. of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling; hesitating; shy; slow; forbidding, cold, unsociable …1882 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. stark, stiff; heavy …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THARF-COMER
n. one who comes slowly and reluctantly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THARFISH
adj. of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling, backward, timorous, shy; forbidding …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THARFLY
adv. reluctantly, unwillingly, deliberately, slowly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THARK
adj. dark …1682 Eng. dial. obs.

• THARKY
adj. dark, dusky …1691 Eng. dial. obs.

• THARM
n. 1. the belly or intestines of a man or beast …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. catgut; a fiddle-string …1786 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. to play on a stringed instrument …1863 Sc.

• THARM-INSPIRING
adj. inspiring by music played on a fiddle …1787 Sc. obs.

• THARN
vb. to mock, to scorn …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THARRY
adj. dark …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THAT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MILK IN THE COCOA-NUT
phr. a rejoinder upon having a thing explained for the first time; that explains things …1850

• THAT-A-DONNET
n. the devil; an idle, worthless person …1781 Eng. dial.

• THAT AIN’T HAY
phr. that is a large sum; that is not insignificant …1943 Amer. sl.

• THAT-A-ROAD
phr. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – that way, that direction  

• THATAWAY
adj. 1954 Amer. dial. – pregnant 

• THAT BEATS CREATION!
int. 1834 – that’s splendid, incomparable  

• THAT BEATS KILLBLAZES
phr. 1905 Amer. dial. – that beats hell  

• THAT BEATS THE BAND
phr. 1880 – that beats everything; that’s remarkable or excessive

• THAT CAKE’S ALL DOUGH
phr. denotes that a project or undertaking has failed …1895 Eng. dial.

• THAT CAKE’S ALL DUFF
phr. denotes that a project or undertaking has failed …1895 Eng. dial.

• THAT CAPS IT
phr. said when at the end of your patience …1965 Amer. dial.

• THAT CAPS THE CLIMAX
phr. said when at the end of your patience …1965 Amer. dial.

• THAT CERTAIN GLEAM IN ONE’S EYES
n. love …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THAT CERTAIN PARTY
n. a loved one; a sweetheart …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• THATCH
n. 1. a head of hair …1900 Eng. dial.
n. 2. pubic hair …1933 sl.

• THATCHEN
adj. thatched, made of thatch …1869 Eng. dial.

• THAT COCK WON’T FIGHT
phr. 1984 Amer. dial. – that won’t succeed

• THAT COPS THE LAUGH!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous  

• THAT DOES IT
phr. 1968 US sl. – that ruins things; that’s the last straw

• THAT DOG WILL HUNT
phr. 1980s Amer. sl. – the idea is a good one; success is probable  

• THAT DOG WON’T HUNT
phr. 1933 Amer. dial. – that proposition is invalid; the explanation will not do; that wont’ succeed

• THAT FINISHES ME!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – that kills my interest  

• THAT ISN’T HAY
phr. 1943 Amer. sl. – that is a large sum; that is not insignificant  

• THAT LICKS CREATION!
int. 1834 – that’s splendid, incomparable  

• THAT LICKS THE NATIVES
phr. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – that surpasses everything  

• THATNESS
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – that way, that manner

• THAT OUT
adv. without doubt; certainly …1969 Amer. dial.

• THAT PALLS ALL
phr. that beats or surpasses everything …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THAT PUTS ON THE CAPSHEAF
phr. said when at the end of one’s patience …1968 Amer. dial.

• THAT PUTS THE CAP ON THE BOTTLE
phr. said when you have come to the end of your patience; to be the ‘last straw’ …1969 Amer. dial.

• THAT RATES A HEE-HAW!
int. nonsense! it is ridiculous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THAT’S A LAUGH!
int. nonsense! it is ridiculous …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE
phr. that’s all there is; there is no more; that is the bitter end…1948 Amer. dial.

• THAT’S ANCIENT HISTORY, TELL ME NEWS!
phr. a retort to a stale jest …1708-10 sl.

• THAT’S A PARTICULAR
phr. that’s a fact …1943 Amer. dial.

• THAT’S A WHACK
phr. an agreement; a bargain …1875 Amer. dial.

• THAT’S CLOSE!
phr. What you just said is completely wrong! that’s nonsense! …1950s Amer. sl.

• THAT’S DAMN’ WHITE OF YOU
phr. E20 – that’s decent of you

• THAT’S DONE IT!
int. an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined

• THAT’S FAIR
n. 1970s US students’ usage – an ironic comment that something is not fair  

• THAT SLAYS ME!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous  

• THAT’S LIFE IN THE BIG CITY!
phr. 1974 Amer. sl. – life is unfair and there’s nothing one can do about it

• THAT’S ME LAD!
int. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an exclamation used to encourage boys  

• THAT’S MY BOY
phr. 1930s US sl. – you have done very well; I’m proud of you

• THAT’S MY DEAL
phr. 1940s sl. – that’s my business  

• THAT’S MY GIRL
phr. 1930s US sl. – you have done very well; I’m proud of you

• THAT’S MY LITTLE RED WAGON
phr. 1984 Amer. dial. – that’s my business  

• THAT’S ONE UP AGAINST YOUR DUCKHOUSE
phr. 1930s Aust. sl. – said of a setback or problem

• THAT’S ONE UP AGAINST YOUR FOWLHOUSE
phr. 1930s Aust. sl. – said of a setback or problem  

• THAT’S RIDICK!
int. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense! it is ridiculous  

• THAT’S SHOW BUSINESS
phr. 1947 US sl. – such is the unpredictable or grim nature of things

• THAT’S THE BALLGAME
phr. that finishes it; that is the end, esp. of one’s chances …1948 US sl.

• THAT’S THE DAMN!
int. an expletive …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAT’S THE DOLL
phr. that’s the point; just so …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAT’S THE ENDGATE
phr. said when you have come to the end of your patience …1968 Amer. dial.

• THAT’S THE TICKET
phr. it’s the correct thing, what is wanted, expected or fashionable …1838 sl.

• THAT’S THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES
phr. that’s the way things are and there’s nothing one can do about it; that’s the way things happen …1952 US sl.

• THAT’S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES
phr. that’s the way things are and nothing can be done to change it …1956 Amer. sl.

• THAT’S TORN IT!
int. an expression of annoyance indicating that something has spoiled one’s plans, etc. …20C sl.

• THAT’S WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HANNAH
phr. expression used to corroborate an asseveration, expressive of certainty …1889 Amer. dial.

• THAT’S YOUR MAMMY!
int. used as a general insult or intentionally provocative remark, or as a retort in response to such a remark …1942 Amer. dial.

• THAT TEARS IT
phr. that ruins things; that’s the last straw …1909 Amer. sl.

• THAT THERE
n. 1. a London rider, one who comes from the east of England …1777 Eng. dial. obs.
n. 2. sexual activity …1819 Brit. euphemism

• THAT WATER’S NOT WADEABLE
phr. that difficulty will not easily be overcome …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THAT WAY
adj. 1. pregnant …1940 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. homosexual …a1960 euphemism

• THAT WILL SET THE HAIR
phr. that will anger, surprise, frighten, or give one pause …1984 Amer. dial.

• THAVE
n. a young ewe sheep that has not yet borne a lamb …1796 Eng. dial.

• THAVELESS
adj. listless, spiritless, wanting in energy or force; aimless, ineffectual, bootless …1835 Ireland

• THAWART
adj. cross, crabbed; obstinate; forward …1901 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THAYKETY!
int. an exclamation used by a child when another has been in mischief and got into trouble; you’ll catch it! …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


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