Dictionary: THIN – THN


• THIN
adj. 1. few, scarce …1853 Sc.
adj. 2. of the wind or weather: cold, keen, piercing …1881 Ireland & Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to lessen in numbers, to diminish …1791 Sc.
vb. 2. to pick out the bones of a fish …Bk1905 Sc.

• THIN AS A RAKE
adj. 1823 – very thin, lean  

• THIN AS A SHOTTEN HERRING
adj. 1918 Amer. dial. – very thin, emaciated  

• THIN AS A SHOTTEN SHAD
adj. 1942 Amer. dial. – very thin, emaciated  

 THIN AS A SNAKE
adj. 1787 Amer. dial. – very thin

 THIN AS A WHIP-SNAKE
adj. 1860 Amer. dial. – very thin

• THIN AS GAR BROTH
adj. 1912 Amer. dial. – very thin  

• THIN AS VANITY
adj. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – very thin; said of persons, fabrics, etc.  

• THIN-CHOPPED
adj. 1874 Eng. dial. – small-faced  

• THINCLAD
n. 1940s US sl. – a track-and-field athlete

• THIN DIME
n. 1918 US sl. – a dime; ten cents

• THIN DIRTIES
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – diarrhoea  

• THIN DRINK
n. 1790 Eng. dial. – small beer  

• THING
n. 1. c1386 sl. – the penis 
n. 2. 1801 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a term of endearment for a child or girl  
n. 3. 1841 – one’s preferred mode of behaviour  
n. 4. 1942 Amer. sl. – an amorous couple  
n. 5. 1967 sl. – an infatuation; a love affair of limited duration  

• THE THING
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – something excellent  

• THINGABOB
n. 1897 Amer. dial. – a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know  

• THINGAMADOGER
n. 1800s Amer. sl. – an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name  

• THINGAMADUDGEON
n. 1800s Amer. sl. – an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name

• THINGAMAGIG
n. 1942 Amer. dial. – a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know  

• THINGAMAGUMMER
n. 1897 Amer. dial. – a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know  

• THINGAMAJIG
n. 1824 Amer. sl. – an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name  

• THINGAMANANNY
n. 1800s Amer. sl. – an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name  

• THING-A-MERRY
n. 1818 sl. – a thing or person whose name is forgotten or unknown  

• THING-A-ME-TOY
n. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – a word used when the name of the person or thing referred to is forgotten or unknown; a curious article, especially one of unknown use and little value; a person of small account  
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – a foolish act  

• THINGAMMY
n. a worthless person or thing …1866 Eng. dial.

• THINGAMTIJIG
n. a thingamajig …1899 Eng. dial.

• THINGAMY
n. 1. a worthless person or thing …1866 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1899 Amer. dial.

• A THING AND A HALF
n. a conceited person, as indicative of the value he sets upon himself …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THING-DOODLE
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1890 Amer. dial.

• THING-EM-A-DOODLE
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1893 Amer. dial.

• THING-EM-A-DUDGEON
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1890 Amer. dial.

• THINGEMTY-THANGEMTY
n. a useless, trifling article; a knickknack; something the name of which is forgotten or unknown …1877 Eng. dial.

• THINGIE
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1933 sl.

• THINGIMENT
n. something the name of which is forgotten or unknown …B1900 Eng. dial.

• THINGING-BOB
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1843 Amer. dial.

• THINGM-A-DODGER
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1905 Amer. dial.

• THING OF NOTHING
n. a trifle, next to nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THING OF NOUGHT
n. a trifle, next to nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THING-O-WOLD
n. a paltry, insignificant person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINGS
n. 1. cattle, sheep, livestock …1899 Eng. & Amer. dial.
n. 2. ghostly appearances …1902 Eng. dial.

• THINGS ARE CROOK IN MUSWELLBROOK
phr. the situation is not good …Bk2002 Aust. sl.

• THINGS ARE CROOK IN TALLAROOK
phr. the situation is not good …Bk2002 Aust. sl.

• THINGUM
n. a thing or person whose name the speaker cannot recall, does not know, or is reluctant to speak …1824 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMABOB
n. an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name …1832 Amer. sl.

• THINGUMADING
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMADOODLE
n. an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name …1800s Amer. sl.

• THINGUMADOOGY
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1986 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJIG
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1824 sl.

• THINGUMAJIG FOR A WHAT-YOU-MAY-CALL-IT
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJIGGEN
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJIGGER
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1905 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJIGGUS
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJING
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1905 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAJINGIE
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMAREE
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMBOB
n. an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name …1800s Amer. sl.

• THINGUMDAIRIE
n. a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …Bk1905 Sc..

• THINGUMDOODLE
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1897 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMMAGEE
n. a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …1889 Eng. dial.

• THINGUMMY
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1796 sl.

• THINGUMMYJIG
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1824 sl.

• THINGUMMYTIGHT
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing ..1937 Brit. sl.

• THINGUMMYTITE
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing ..1937 Brit. sl.

• THINGUMOBOB
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1832 sl.

• THINGUMSTICK
n. a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINGUMTIBOB
n. a knickknack; a useless, trifling article; something the name of which is unknown or forgotten …1881 Eng. dial.

• THINGUMY
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1823 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMYBOB
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1909 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMYDOOCHY
n. a thing or person whose name is not known or cannot for the moment be recalled …1909 Amer. dial.

• THINGUMYJIG
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1909 Amer. dial.

• THIN-GUT
. one who has a thin belly; a lean, starved-looking person, a starveling …1602 obs.

• THINGY
n. an unnamed or unspecified thing …1933 sl.

• THINK
n. thought, opinion …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to feel, to experience …1796 Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to think something is wrong; to feel hurt or offended …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to remind …1913 Amer. dial.

• THINK A MASTER SIGHT OF
vb. to like very much …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

•THINKATIVE
adj. consisting in mere thinking; speculative …1662 obs.

• THINK BAD
vb. to be unwilling ..1896 Ireland

• THINK BLACK BURNING SHAME
vb. to be greatly ashamed …Bk1905 Sc.

• THINK BLACK SHAME
vb. to be greatly ashamed …Bk1905 Sc.

• THINK BOX
n. 1. the brain, the mind …1892 Amer. dial.
n. 2. the head …1966 Amer. dial.

• THINK DEAR
vb. to seem right or proper; to seem good …1340-70 obs.

• THINKER
n. 1. the brain, the mind …1886 Amer. dial.
n. 2. the head …1942 Amer. dial.

• THINK HAILUMLY
vb. to feel quite sure …1768 Sc. obs.

• THINK ILL
vb. to be unwilling …1853 Eng. dial.

• THINKING
n. an opinion …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINKING BAYONET
n. a soldier …World War I Amer. sl.

• THINKINGLY
adv. probably, seemingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINKING-WORK
n. thought …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINKLE
n. a glassful or cupful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINK LEWDLY OF
vb. to have a poor opinion of …c1386 obs.

• THINKLING
n. a petty or inferior thinker …1816 nonce word

• THINK LONG
vb. to long, to yearn …1872 Amer. dial.

• THINK MICKLE OF
vb. to esteem, to think well of …1856 Sc.

• THINK NO SMALL BEER OF ONESELF
vb. to have a high opinion of oneself …Bk1898 sl.

• THINK ONE HUNG THE MOON
vb. to have an extremely high opinion of someone …1953 Amer. dial.

• THINK ONE’S PENNY SILVER
vb. to have a good opinion of oneself …1579 obs.

• THINK ONE’S SHIT DOESN’T STINK
vb. to be very conceited; to be stuck up and self-impressed …1940s Amer. sl.

• THINK PIECE
n. 1. a newspaper or magazine article of intellectual virtue or pretension; a thoughtful essay …1947 Amer. sl.
n. 2. the brain, the mind …1949 Amer. dial.

• THINK SHAME
vb. to be ashamed …c1275 obs. exc. Sc.

• THINK-SO
n. a passing thought; a vague suspicion …1887 Eng. dial.

• THINK TANK
n. the brain, the mind …1888 Amer. dial.

• THINK THE SUN RISES AND SETS OUT OF SOMEONE’S ASS
vb. to worship stupidly; to idolize in a self-degrading manner …1969 sl.

• THINK THE SUN SETS IN THE CRACK OF SOMEONE’S ASS
vb. to worship stupidly; to idolize in a self-degrading manner …1914 sl.

• THINK THE SUN SHINES OUT OF SOMEONE’S ASS
vb. to worship stupidly; to idolize in a self-degrading manner …1966 sl.

• THINK THE SUN SHINES OUT OF SOMEONE’S ASSHOLE
vb. to worship stupidly; to idolize in a self-degrading manner …1980 sl.

• THINKUMAWHATSIS
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1968 Amer. dial.

• THINKUM-THANKUM
n. a thing whose name one cannot recall or does not know …1931 Amer. dial.

• THINK UP
vb. to arrange, to plan, to originate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINK VOW
vb. to be astonished; to wonder …1835 Sc.

• THINLY
adj. rather thin …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THINNER THAN A HAYRAKE
adj. very thin …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• THIN NOSE
n. a nose keenly susceptible to smells …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THIN-NOSED
adj. keen-scented …1899 Eng. dial.

• THINNY
vb. to whine …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THIN OF CLOTHES
adj. scantily clothed …1827 Sc.

• THE THIN OF THE SIDE
n. the waist …1901 Sc.

• THE THINS
n. dysentery …1947 Amer. dial.

• THIN SECRET
n. a secret easily seen through …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THIN-SKINNED
adj. sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy …1680

• THIN STREAK OF MISERY
n. a very thin, mournful, and lugubrious person …L19 sl.

• THINTER
n. a sheep of three years or winters …1890 Eng. dial.

• THIR
vb. 1. to frighten out of the senses; to hurt; to strike dead …1746 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 2. to hurry a person …1777 Eng. dial. obs.

• THIRAW
n. a hubbub …1899 Ireland

• THIRD DAY
n. Tuesday …1851 Amer. dial.

• THIRD EAR
n. intuition …1907

• THIRD EYE
n. intuition …1921

• THIRDLE
adj. 1746 Eng. dial. – of persons and animals: gaunt, lank, thin, hungry-looking  

• THIRD-RAIL
n. 1. 1926 Amer. tramps’ sl. – strong wine  
n. 2. 1929 Amer. dial. – cheap, potent liquor  

• THIRD RAIL BEER
n. 1915 Amer. dial. – cheap beer  

• THIRD RAIL LIQUOR
n. 1921 Amer. dial. – cheap, potent liquor  

• THIRD RAIL WHISKEY
n. 1909 Amer. dial. – cheap, potent whisky  

• THIRD RAIL WINE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – strong wine  

• THIRD SACKER
n. 1911 baseball usage – a third-baseman

• THIRD-SHIFT MOSQUITO
n. 1969 Amer. dial. – a firefly  

• THIRDSMAN
n. 1793 Sc. – an arbiter between two  

• THIRDS-OF-KIN
n. a relative in the third degree …1892 Sc.

• THIRD-WORLD BOTHERER
n. a person who acts upon the need to do good in less fortunate areas of the world …2000 Brit. sl.

• THIRD WORLD BRIEFCASE
n. a large portable stereo system associated, stereotypically, with Black youth culture …1987 US sl.

• THIRDY
n. a third floor …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• THIRL
adj. of persons and animals: gaunt, lank, thin, hungry-looking …1746 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a thrill …1879 Sc.
n. 2. a nostril …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to pierce, to drill, to perforate; to vibrate or cause to vibrate; to thrill; to shudder; to tingle …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THIRLAGE
n. a mortgage …1824 Sc. obs.

• THIRLING
adj. of the weather: piercingly cold …1801 Sc.

• THIRSTINGTON
n. a hard drinker …B1900 sl.

• THIRST MONSTER
n. a crack cocaine user …2002 US sl.

• THIRSTY
adj. intensely craving crack cocaine …1992 US sl.

• THIRTEEN
n. 1. marijuana; a marijuana cigarette …1966 US sl.
n. 2. in a deck of playing cards: any king …1996 US sl.
n. 3. a nickname for the Mexican Mafia prison gang …2000 US sl.

• THIRTEENER
n. 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.

• THIRTEENTH GEAR
n. in trucking: neutral gear, used to coast down hills …1971 US sl.

• THIRT-EYED
adj. squint-eyed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THIRTINGILL
adj. perverse, wrong-headed …1872 Eng. dial.

• THIRTOVER
adj. cross, contrary, obstinate, morose, ill-tempered, unruly, self-willed …1852 Eng. dial.

• THIRTY
n. death …1929 US sl.

• THIRTY DAYS
n. in poker: a hand with three tens …1963 US sl.

• THIS BABY
n. I, me, oneself …1919 sl., chiefly US

• THISNEYS
adv. thus, so, in this way …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THISTERDAY
adv. yesterday …1887 Eng. dial.

• THISTERDEE
adv. yesterday …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THISTLE BIRD
n. a goldfinch …1808 Amer. dial.

• THISTLE-DIGGER
n. a term of disparagement for a person, a contemptible person …1880 Amer. dial.

• THISTLE-DOWN
n. children apt to wander; esp. on moor or heath …1909 Anglo-Irish

• THISTLE-FINCH
n. the goldfinch, Carduelis elegans …1803 Eng. dial.

• THISTLE-PUKE
n. a donkey …1891 Eng. dial.

• THITER
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a foolish fellow; an idiot  

• THITHY
n. 20C US sl. – an effeminate male  

• THITTING
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – an unpleasant story concerning a person, not told but held over him as a threat  

• THIVEL
n. 1. 1768 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a smooth stick or spatula, used to stir porridge, etc.  
n. 2. Bk1905 Sc. – a cudgel 

• THIVES
n. 1950 Amer. dial. – chives  

• THIXOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of touching or being touched


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