Dictionary: THU – THZ


• THUCKEEN
n. a pet name for a young girl …1867 Ireland

• THUD
n. 1. a heavy, sounding blow; a buffet, a thump; a blow with the fist …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a blast or gust of wind …1822 Sc.
n. 3. the act of wheedling or flattering …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
vb. 1. to fall heavily; to move quickly; of wind: to blow in gusts; to rush with a hollow sound …1800 Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to beat, to strike; to beat hard and with a noise; to thump …1898 Sc.
vb. 3. to wheedle, to flatter …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• THUDDER
n. a heavy shock or thud accompanied by a loud noise …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUDDERING
adj. of the wind: blowing in gusts …1868 Sc.

• THUMADOODLE
n. nonsense …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THUMB
n. a small mug …1901 Eng. dial.
vb. to use roughly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMBASING
prep. fumbling with the hands as if the fingers were all thumbs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-BALL
n. the thumb …1946 Amer. dial.

• THUMB-BIT
n. a snack, a piece of bread and meat eaten out of doors …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-BITE
n. a snack, a piece of bread and meat eaten out of doors …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-BOTTLE
n. a vial, a small flask …1843 Ireland

• THUMB-BUCKA
n. a thin piece of bread on which butter is spread with the thumb instead of a knife …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-CAP
n. a haunting thing; an apparition, a ghost …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-FINGER
n. the thumb …1856 Eng. dial.

• A THUMB IN ONE’S EYE
n. 1970s US sl. – an annoyance; a constant irritant

• THUMB-KNOCKER
n. an inexpert carpenter …1962 Amer. dial.

• THUMBLE
vb. to handle awkwardly, as with the thumb …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-LICKING
n. an ancient mode of confirming a bargain …Bk1905 Sc.

• THUMBNAIL SKETCH
n. 1852 US sl. – a very brief account, esp. a quick biography

• THUMB ONE’S NOSE
vb. to regard or treat with contempt …1903 sl., orig. US

• THUMB-PIECE
n. a piece of bread with cheese or meat, held between the thumb and finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMB-POUNDER
n. an inexpert carpenter …1951 Amer. dial.

• THUMBPRINT
n. 1951 US theatrical usage – what is characteristic and individual about one’s personality, work, etc.; one’s seal or cachet

• THUMBPRINT COOKIE
n. a cookie with a depression in the centre filled with jam or other sweet substance …1950 Amer. dial.

• THUMB-SCALL
n. a piece of paper or card inserted in a book at the bottom of the page to prevent thumb-marks …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THUMB-SHAG
n. a thin piece of bread on which butter is spread with the thumb instead of a knife …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMBSUCKER
n. a newspaper or magazine article with pretensions of gravity and authority …1974 Amer. journalism sl.

• THUMB-TOE
n. the big toe …B1900 Eng. dial.

• THUMBY
adj. awkward …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMMACK
n. a pinch with the finger and thumb …1892 Sc.

• THUMMACKS
n. the pegs of a violin …1868 Sc.

• THUMMART
n. a term of contempt applied to a curious or peculiar person …1822 Sc. obs.

• THUMMEL-POKE
n. a cloth bandage to protect a sore finger, made like a glove and tied with strings around the wrist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMMEL-SPIDER
n. a large spider …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUMMEL-TOE
n. the big toe …1888 Eng. dial.

• THUMP
adv. indeed, of a truth; used to give additional emphasis to a statement …1870 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a lump; anything rather big or large of its kind …1896 Sc.
n. 2. mashed potatoes and beans …Bk1905 N. Ireland
vb. to walk or dance with energy; to do any kind of work vigorously …1790 Sc.

• THUMPATORY
 adj. characterized by thumping …a1693 nonce word obs.

• THUMPER
n. 1. a lie …1677
n. 2. anything very large of its kind; a monstrous falsehood …1840 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 3. the thumb …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 4. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THUMPING
adj. 1. large, great, big …1869
adj. 2. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THUMP IT WITH THINKING
vb. to be silent in company while the thoughts are occupied with passing occurrences …1796 Eng. dial.

• THUMPKIN
n. a clown or bumpkin …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THUMPLE
vb. to fumble (a mispronunciation) …1846 Eng. dial.

• THE THUMPS
n. palpitations of the heart …1878 Amer. dial.

• THUMP THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ONE
vb. to beat one severely …1929 Amer. dial.

• THUMP-UP
n. fighting; a fight, a brawl …1967 Brit. sl.

• THUNDER
n. 1. a heavy blow …1870 Sc.
n. 2. a hailstorm …1870 Sc.

• THUNDER AND TOM WALKER!
int. an exclamation …1932 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER AND TURF!
int. an expletive …1848 Ireland

• THUNDERATION
adv. damnably …1835 Amer. euphemism
int. hell! …1845 Amer. euphemism
n. thunder …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THUNDER-BALL
n. 1. a thunderbolt …1858 Eng. dial.
n. 2. the common red poppy, Papaver Rhoeas …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-BERRIES
n. the large heavy drops of rain that fall from a thunder-cloud…B1900 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERBIRD
n. a swallow …1986 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-BLACK
adj. very black; dark with anger, angry …1901 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERBLUST
n. a heavy rain which doesn’t last long …2000 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-BOLT
vb. to strike with lightning …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERBOOMER
n. a thunder-cloud; a thunderstorm; a very heavy rain …1984 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER BOUNCE
n. a loud sudden noise like thunder …1628 humorously bombastic usage, obs.

• THUNDER BOWL
n. a chamber pot …1966 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-BOX
n. 1. applied a portable commode, and hence, to any lavatory …1939 sl.
n. 2. the buttocks …1966 Amer. dial.

• THUNDERBOX RADIO
n. 1970s US sl. – a large stereo radio, esp. one played very loud in public places

• THUNDER-BRATTLE
n. the sound of thunderclaps following one another in quick succession …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-BRUST
n. a sudden thunderclap …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER BUCKET
n. a chamber pot …1968 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-BUG
n. a midge …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERBUSTER
n. a thunder-cloud, a thunderstorm, a very heavy rain …1950 Amer. dial.

• THUNDERCAP
n. a cumulonimbus cloud presaging a thunderstorm …1857 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-CLOCK
n. any large beetle …1882 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERDAY
n. a rare synonym for Thursday …c1460 obs.

• THUNDER-FLAUGHT
n. a flickering gleam among thunder-clouds …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-FLOWER
n. the common red poppy, Papaver Rhoeas …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-FLY
n. a midge …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-GOWL
n. the grumbling of distant thunder …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERGUSH
n. a violent thunderstorm; rain accompanied by thunder and lightning …1825 Amer. dial.

• THUNDERGUST
n. a violent thunderstorm; rain accompanied by thunder and lightning …1734 Amer. dial.

• THUNDERHEAD
n. a cumulonimbus cloud presaging a thunderstorm …1849 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER HOLE
n. a storm cellar …1916 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER JAR
n. a chamber pot …1966 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER JUG
n. a chamber pot …1862 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER MUG
n. a chamber pot …1851 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-PACKS
n. large white clouds having horizontal bases and pointed summits, always indicative of thunder …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-PASH
n. a thunder-shower …Bk1905 Ireland

• THUNDER-PLANET
n. a comet …1897 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-PLUMP
n. a heavy thunderstorm …1821 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THUNDER POT
n. a chamber pot …a1954 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER-SHOOT
vb. to strike or destroy by a thunderbolt or lightning …B1900 obs.

• THUNDER-SHOWER
n. a thunderstorm …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-SLAIN
adj. struck by lightning …1724-32 Eng. dial.

• THUNDER-SPEET
n. a thunderstorm …1899 Sc.

• THUNDER-SPLATS
n. the large, heavy drops that fall from a thunder-cloud …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDERSTICK
n. an umbrella …1966 Amer. dial.

• THUNDER THIGHS
n. 1970s US sl. – heavy thighs, esp. when regarded as ugly and undesirable

• THUNDER-THUMP
n. a thunderbolt …1563 obs.
vb. 1. to thump or beat with thundering strokes …1637 obs.
vb. 2. to stun with noise…B1900 obs.

• THUNDER-WARKS
n. the sick, faint feelings experienced by some people in thundery weather …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNDRIFIED
adj. thundery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNGE
n. a loud, hollow sound; the report of a gun, or of a loud peal of thunder; a heavy blow or fall producing such a sound …1849 Eng. dial.
vb. to knock heavily; to thump, to bang; to strike a violent blow …1825 Eng. dial.

• THUNGEING
adj. big, heavy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNGER
n. any large of its kind, or of unusual size; a monstrous lie …1857 Eng. dial.

• THUNK
n. a thong; the leather of which whips are made; a leather boot-lace …1790 Eng. dial.
vb. to thrash, to ‘leather’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUNNEL
n. a funnel …1965 Amer. dial.

• THUNNERY-LIKE
adj. portending thunder …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

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

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

• THURDLED
adj. meagre …1892 Eng. dial.

• THURGY-LURGY
n. idleness …1855 Eng. dial.

• THURINDALE
 n. a pewter flagon holding about three pints …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THURRISH
vb. to be friendly, kind, or accommodating …Bk1905 N. Ireland

• THURROCK
n. a heap; esp. a heap of ‘muck’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THURSE
n. an apparition; a goblin …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. to beat …1877 Eng. dial.

• THURSE-HOLE
n. a hollow vault in a rock or hill which served for a dwelling …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THURSE-HOUSE
n. a hollow vault in a rock or hill which served for a dwelling …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• THURST
vb. to thrust …1644 Sc.

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

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

• THUS-GATES
adv. in this way, thus …1827 Sc. obs.

• THUSK
n. a blow, a thump…1865 Eng. dial.

• THUSKER
n. 1. a person who does anything with great energy and spirit …1884 Eng. dial.
n. 2. anything big or large and bulky …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUSKING
adj. large, fine, bulky …1884 Eng. dial.

• THUSKY
adj. of a person: big …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THUSLY
adv. in this way, thus …1865

• THUSSINS
adv. in this way, thus …1839 Eng. dial.

• THUZZY-MUZZY
n. enthusiasm …1840 sl.

• THWAITE
n. a single house; a small hamlet …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THWAKER
n. a Quaker …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THWANG
n. 1. a leather thong; the latchet or tie of a shoe …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a severe blow; a bang, a thump …1806 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a large piece of anything …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to beat …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• THWANKIN
adj. of clouds: following each other in thick and gloomy masses …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• THWART
adj. cross, contrary, ill-tempered; pert, saucy …1894 Eng. dial.
adv. crosswise, obliquely …1900 Sc.
n. a cross, ill-tempered person …1852 Eng. dial.

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

• THWARTLE
vb. to speak or act in contradiction …1656 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

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

• THWITE
vb. 1. to thrash soundly …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to whittle; to pare wood; to cut with a knife, to carve …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• THWITTLE
n. a large knife, esp. a butcher’s knife; a carving-knife …1740 Eng. dial.
vb. to whittle, to cut, to carve …1790 Eng. dial.

• THWRICKEN
vb. to choke with thick smouldering smoke …Bk1905 Sc. obs.


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