Dictionary: TIK – TIM


• TIKE
n. 1. a dog, a hound, a cur …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. an overgrown man or beast; an awkward, clumsy fellow; an odd, queer or eccentric person; a cantankerous person …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 3. a mischievous, tiresome child or boy; a term of reproach applied half playfully to children …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 4. corn …1790 Eng. dial. obs.
n. 5. an old horse or mare …1800 Eng. dial.
n. 6. a rough, ill-mannered, churlish fellow; generally used as a term of reproach …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 7. a Yorkshireman …1857 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 8. the common otter …1872 Sc.
n. 9. a gallant, male or female …1899 Eng. dial.
n. 10. a Roman Catholic …1902 Aust. & NZ sl., derogatory

• TIKITEET
n. a sofa …1932 Amer. dial.

• TILAVEE
n. a sudden fit of passion …1889 Sc.

• TILBURY
n. 1. a sixpenny piece; sixpence …1796 sl. obs.
n. 2. a light open two-wheeled carriage, fashionable in the first half of the 19th century …1814

• TILD
vb. to tilt or incline at one end …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILE
n. 1. the covering of a roof, roofing …1611 obs. rare
n. 2. a hat …1813 sl.
n. 3. an audacious thief; a mischievous person, esp. applied to young people …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILED
adj. 1. hatted; wearing a hat …1792 sl.
adj. 2. dried …1830 Sc. obs.

• TILER
n. 1. a shoplifter …1659 sl. obs.
n. 2. a cat that frequents the tiles or roofs …1905

• TILE RAT
n. the muskrat …1969 Amer. dial.

• TILES
n. dominoes …20C sl.

• TILE-STONE
n. a brick …1673 Sc. obs.

• TILE TO
vb. to accommodate oneself to circumstances, esp. if unpleasant …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILGIDDIRE
adv. together …1375 Sc. obs.

• TILIE
n. one who tills or cultivates the soil; a husbandman …c1000 obs.

• TILL
adj. tame; gentle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a small box, casket, or closed compartment contained within or forming part of a larger box, chest, or cabinet; sometimes one that could be lifted out, sometimes a drawer in a cabinet or chest of drawers; used for keeping valuables, documents, etc., more safely …1452 obs.
n. 2. allurement, enticement …1596 obs. rare
n. 3. an act of tilling or ploughing land …1647 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 4. money …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to take care of or attend to medically; to treat a patient or a disease …a850 obs.
vb. 2. to strive, to exert oneself, to labour, to work …c897 obs.
vb. 3. to labour after, to seek after, to provide; to get by effort, to obtain, acquire or earn by labour; later, to get, to obtain …a900 obs.
vb. 4. to draw, to attract, to persuade; to entice, to allure, to coax; to win over …a1225 obs.
vb. 5. to pitch a tent …1362 obs.
vb. 6. to come …1777 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 7. to hand over; to reach; to give …1777 Eng. dial.
vb. 8. to entice, to tempt; to draw on, to beguile …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TILLADUM
vb. to weave …c1861 Eng. dial. sl.

• TILLADUMOITE
n. a handloom weaver …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILLAGE
n. 1. the culture of the mind or spirit …1555
n. 2. manure; compost …1863 Eng. dial.

• TILLAGER
n. a seller of compost or manure …1863 Eng. dial.

• ‘TILL ALL IS BLUE
adv. forever …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TILL-DOWN
n. a relish, zest; an inducement …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILLER
n. 1. a plant, a shoot, a twig; a shoot or sucker from the root …a1000 obs.
n. 2. a young tree; a sapling; a stock-shoot rising from the stock or stool of a felled tree …1664 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 3. a till; a box for keeping money in …1810 Sc. obs.
n. 4. the wooden handle of a spade or shovel …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILLEY-VALLEY!
int. an exclamation of impatience; nonsense! fiddlesticks! …1816 obs. or arch.

• TILL HECK WOULDN’T HAVE IT
phr. aplenty, in abundance, galore …1967 Amer. dial.

• ‘TILL HELL FREEZES OVER
adv. forever …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TILL HELL WOULDN’T HAVE IT
phr. aplenty, in abundance, galore …1939 Amer. dial.

• TILL HELL WOULDN’T SNEEZE AT IT
phr. aplenty, in abundance, galore …1935 Amer. dial.

• TILL-HEW
vb. to hew or cut to pieces …1375 obs. rare

• TILLICUM
n. a person, esp. an associate or friend …1868 Amer. dial.

• TILLIE LICK
n. 1. an unexpected misfortune or calamity …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
n. 2. an unexpected stroke …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• TILLIE-LICKIT
n. 1. an unexpected misfortune or calamity …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
n. 2. an unexpected stroke …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• TILLIE-LICKITS
n. taunts and sneers …1824 Sc. obs.

• TILLIE-PAN
n. a skillet …1826 Sc. obs.

• TILLIE VALLIE!
int. an exclamation of impatience; nonsense! fiddlesticks! …c1630 obs. or arch.

• TILL-IRON
n. a crowbar …Bk1905 N. Ireland

• ‘TILL LOS ANGELES RIVER WETS ITS BED
adv. forever …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TILLMAN
n. a man employed in tillage; a farmer, husbandman; a ploughman, a peasant; a tiller of the soil …940 obs.

• TILLOCRAT
n. a ruling member of an agricultural class …1858 nonce word

• TILLSMAN
n. a ’tillman’ …1561-2 obs.

• TILL-TAP
vb. to rob, to steal, usually from a cash register …M19 sl.

• TILL-TAPPER
n. one who steals from a till …1893

• TILL-TAPPING
n. pilfering from a till …1893

• ‘TILL THE COW GIVES BEER
adv. forever …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• ‘TILL THE COWS COME HOME
adv. forever …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TILL THE WATER GETS HOT
phr. even a short time, any time at all …1938 Amer. dial.

• TILLUP
n. a light, tripping, dancing movement or motion …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to run nimbly; to trip, to dance along …1899 Eng. dial.

• TILLY
n. something additional and of small value given into the bargain, as a gift or bonus …1867 Ireland

• TILLY-FALLY!
int. an exclamation of impatience; nonsense! fiddlesticks! …1597 obs. or arch.

• TILLY-PAN
n. a skillet …1826 Sc. obs.

• TILLY-VALLY!
int. an exclamation of impatience or contempt at what has been said: Nonsense! Fiddlesticks! … 1601 obs. or arch.

• TILLYWHACKER
n. the penis …20C sl.

• TILLY-WILLY
adj. thin, slight, wanting in substance …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. thin beer; the last drainings from the malt …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILT
n. 1. a covering of coarse cloth; an awning; a booth, tent, or tabernacle …c1440
n. 2. an encounter, combat, or contest; a debate, a public dispute, a discussion; often applied in the 17th & 18 centuries to a duel …1567
n. 3. the liquor or sediment obtained by tilting a vessel; dregs, lees …a1603 obs.
n. 4. an awning over a boat …1611
n. 5. a cant name for some species of rogue …1620 sl. obs.
n. 6. an awning or cover for a cart or wagon, usually of canvas or tarpaulin …1620
n. 7. a sun-bonnet …1874 Eng. dial.
n. 8. a hasty temper; excitement, rage …1884 Eng. dial.
n. 9. in Newfoundland: a pier on which fishermen unload and dress their fish …1891
n. 10. in Labrador and Newfoundland: a fisherman’s or wood-cutter’s hut …1895
n. 11. trouble, annoyance …Bk1905 Sc.
n. 12. a seesaw …1937 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to fall over, to tumble; to be overthrown …1300s obs.
vb. 2. to cause to fall; to thrust, to push, to throw down or over; to overthrow, to overturn, to upset …1300s obs.
vb. 3. to cover with a ’tilt’ or awning …1499
vb. 4. to engage in a contest; to combat, to contend with; to strike or thrust at with a weapon …1588

• TILT A KIDNEY
vb. to urinate …1970s US sl.

• TILT-BONNET
n. a sun-bonnet …1874 Eng. dial.

• TILTER
n. 1. a rapier or sword …1688 sl. obs.
n. 2. a seesaw …1713 Amer. dial.
n. 3. condition, plight; order …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to sway up and down …1845 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to play on a seesaw; to seesaw on a plank …1877 Amer. dial.

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

• TILTERING
adj. tilting, easily upset, unsteady …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

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

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

• TILTH
n. 1. labour or work in the cultivation of the soil; tillage, agricultural work, husbandry …c1000
n. 2. labour, work, or effort directed to use or profitable ends …a1023 obs.
n. 3. the cultivation of knowledge, morality, religion, the mind, etc. …a1225
vb. to till, to cultivate …1495 obs. or rare

• TIL-THA-LIL-THA
adv. with great speed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILTINGS
n. the dregs of the liquor in a cask, collected by tilting it …1612 obs.

• TILTISH
adj. 1. easily offended, irritable, touchy …1746 Eng. dial. obs.
adj. 2. of a horse: apt to kick …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILTISHNESS
n. ill-temper; touchiness, irritability …1746 Eng. dial. obs.

• TILTS
n. a seesaw …1917 Amer. dial.

• TILT-TOT
n. a seesaw …1943 Amer. dial.

• TILTURE
n. tilth, tillage, agriculture …1573 obs. rare

• TILTY
adj. 1. easily offended, irritable, touchy …1825 Eng. dial. obs.
adj. 2. of animals: fidgety, restless, disinclined to stand still …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TILWARD
prep. in the direction of, toward …a1300 obs. rare

• TIM
n. 1. a term of personal abuse …1610 obs.
n. 2. used by Protestants as a nickname for a Roman Catholic …1958 Sc. sl.

• TIMARCHY
n. timocracy …c1643 obs.

• TIMARRANY
n. two poor things …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• TIMBER
adj. 1. wooden, made of wood …1595 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. unmusical; having no musical ear …1815 Sc.
int. an exclamation of triumph, achievement, etc. …1912 US sl.
n. 1. a building, structure, edifice, or house …a750 obs.
n. 2. the process of building …c1000 obs.
n. 3. bodily structure, frame, build; later, the ‘stuff’ of which a person is made; personal quality or character …1612
n. 4. a stick, a cudgel …1790 Sc.
n. 5. a wooden drinking-cup …1790 Sc.
n. 6. a wooden leg; hence, a leg …1807 sl.
n. 7. an article of furniture; furniture …1857 Sc.
n. 8. in cricket: a wicket …1876 sl.
n. 9. strength; size; massive build …1893 Eng. dial.
n. 10. provision, fare …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 11. a ship …20C
n. 12. the stocks …20C sl.
n. 13. a toothpick …1946 Amer. university sl.
vb. 1. to build, construct, or make, as a house, ship, etc.; later, to build or construct of wood …a750 obs. or arch.
vb. 2. of a bird: to build its nest …c897
vb. 3. to make up or add fuel to a fire …1486 obs.

• TIMBER BEAST
n. a lumberjack or logger; rarely, a lumber-mill worker …1916 Amer. dial.

• TIMBER-BOOTS
n. clogs, wooden shoes …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-BREECHES
n. a coffin …1902 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-BREEKS
n. a coffin …1902 Sc.

• TIMBER CAT
n. a cougar …1967 Amer. dial.

• TIMBER-CHEEK
n. a term of abuse …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-DOODLE
n. spirituous liquor …1873 sl.

• TIMBER-FALL
n. a mass of fallen trees …1897

• TIMBER-HEAD
n. a blockhead; a term of reproach …1882 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-HEADED
adj. wooden-headed, stupid, dense or obtuse in intellect …1666

• TIMBER-HILL
n. a wooden staircase …1873 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-JUMPER
n. a horse good at jumping over gates and fences …1847 hunting sl.

• TIMBER-KISS
n. a kick with clogs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-LAND
n. a wooden house …1798 Sc.

• TIMBER-LIFTERS
n. legs, limbs, esp. when wearing wooden clogs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBERLING
n. a young timber-tree; a sapling …1787

• TIMBERMAN
n. 1. a man who supplies or deals in timber …1429 obs.
n. 2. one who makes things of timber; a carpenter …1466 Sc. obs.

• TIMBER MATCH
n. a wooden match …1967 Amer. dial.

• TIMBERN
adj. wooden, made of wood …1825 Eng. dial.

• TIMBERS
n. legs, limbs …1751 Sc.

• TIMBER SAUCE
n. a toothpick …1950 Amer. dial.

• TIMBERSOME
adj. characterized by fear; timorous, timid …1599-1600 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
adj. 2. very heavy, weighty; bulky; unwieldy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. light, active …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-STAIRS
n. the pillory …c1750 sl. obs.

• TIMBER STICK
n. a toothpick …1965 Amer. dial.

• TIMBER-TASTER
n. a dockyard official formerly employed in testing the measurement, soundness, and quality of timber …1806 obs.

• TIMBER-TOE
n. 1. a wooden leg …1785 sl.
n. 2. a wooden-legged man …1785 sl.

• TIMBER-TOED
adj. 1. having a wooden leg …1814 sl.
adj. 2. with toes turned inwards …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMBER-TOES
n. a wooden-legged man …1785 sl.

• TIMBER-TOPPER
n. a horse good at jumping over gates and fences …1883 hunting sl.

• TIMBER-TUNE
n. a poor, thin voice …1826 Sc.

• TIMBER-TUNED
adj. having no ear for music; unmusical; having a harsh, unmusical voice …1828 Sc.

• TIMBER-TURNER
n. a player at bowls …1599 obs.

• TIMBER WOLF
n. a lumberjack or logger; rarely, a lumber-mill worker …1926 Amer. dial.

• TIMBERY
adj. abounding in or characterized by timber …1859 rare

• TIMBESTER
n. a female performer on the ‘timbrel’ …a1366

• TIM BOBBIN
n. an inhabitant of South Lancashire …Bk1905 Eng. dial. jocular

• TIMBRE
vb. to play on the ‘timbrel’ …c1400 obs.

• TIMBREL
n. a musical instrument of percussion; a tambourine or the like that could be help up in the hand …1500-20
vb. to play upon a ‘timbrel’; to accompany with a ‘timbrel’ or similar instrument …1629

• TIMBRELLER
n. a performer on the ‘timbrel’ …1833

• TIMBRER
n. a timbrel-player …c1425 obs. rare

• TIMBROLOGY
n. stamp-collecting …1867

• TIMBROMANIA
n. a craze or mania for collecting stamps …1864

• TIMBROMANIAC
n. one who has a mania for collecting stamps …1865

• TIMBROMANIST
n. one who has a mania for collecting stamps …1880

• TIMBROPHILIC
adj. collecting stamps …19C

• TIMBROPHILIST
n. one who collects stamps …1867

• TIMBROPHILY
n. stamp-collecting …1864

• TIMDOODLE
n. a term of contempt applied to a stupid, silly fellow …1806 Eng. dial.

• TIME
n. 1. the space of an hour …c1320 obs.
n. 2. a space of time, generally understood to mean a year …1382 obs.
n. 3. the menstrual period …1564-78
n. 4. imprisonment; a prison sentence …1837 sl.
n. 5. life; lifetime; time on earth …1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 6. wages due, esp. at the cessation of employment; frequently used in reference to quitting, firing, or being fired …1887 Amer. dial.
n. 7. season, time of year …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to befall, to happen …c1205 obs.
vb. 2. to fare well, to prosper …c1250 obs.

• TIME ABOUT
adv. by turns, alternately …1838 Eng. & Amer. dial.

• TIME AND TIME
adv. occasionally, from time to time …1900 Eng. dial.

• TIME-FELLOW
n. a contemporary …1638 obs.

• TIMEFUL
adj. 1. seasonable, due …a1300 rare
adj. 2. early in season …1382 obs.
adj. 3. occurring in or consisting of time; temporal, durational …a1400 obs.

• TIME IT OUT
vb. to procrastinate, to delay, to spin out the time …1613 obs.

• TIMELESS
adj. of no duration; brief, short-lived …1657 obs. rare

• TIMELILY
adv. timely …1608 obs. rare

• TIMELINESS
n. early development or maturity …1599 obs. rare

• TIMELING
n. a time-server …1563 obs.

• TIME-LOSER
n. one who wastes time …1967 Amer. dial.

• TIME-MAKER
n. one who lies in wait for the opportunity of effecting a certain purpose …Bk1905 Sc.

• TIMENATION!
int. damnation! …1892 Amer. euphemism

• TIME OF NICK
n. a crucial moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TIMEOUS
adj. 1. early (in the morning, or in the season); sufficiently early …c1470 chiefly Sc.
adj. 2. in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.
adv. betimes, early, in good time …1790 Sc.

• TIMEOUSLY
adv. opportunely; in good or proper time; at the right time or season …1822 Sc.

• TIME OUT OF MIND
phr. from time immemorial …1898 Sc.

• TIME OUT OF NUMBER
adv. frequently, repeatedly …1892 Eng. dial.

• TIMER
n. 1. one who is skilled in time or measure; a musician …c1500 obs. rare
n. 2. a watch or clock, with reference to its time-keeping qualities …1884

• TIMERITY
n. fear, timidness, timidity …1582 obs.

• TIMEROUS
adj. furious, passionate; difficult to please, fretful; tiresome, difficult …1684 Eng. dial.

• TIMES
adv. frequently, many times …1890 Eng. dial.

• TIMES ABOUT
adv. alternately …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMES AND OFTEN
adv. frequently, repeatedly, many times …1885 Eng. dial.

• TIME-SERVER
n. 1. one who serves only for a time, and afterwards deserts or ‘falls away’ …a1575 obs. rare
n. 2. one who adapts his conduct to the time or season; usually, one who on grounds of self-interest shapes his conduct in conformity to the views that are in favour at the time …1584

• THE TIMES OF MOLLY BÁN
n. a riotous good time …20C Irish sl.

• TIMESOME
adj. 1. pert. to or subject to time as opposed to eternity; of finite duration; temporal …1674 obs. rare
adj. 2. timely, opportune …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIME-TABLES
n. the dandelion, Taraxacum officinale …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIME-TAKER
n. 1. one who adapts his conduct to the time or season; usually, one who on grounds of self-interest shapes his conduct in conformity to the views that are in favour at the time…1630-56 obs.
n. 2. a shuffling, cheating fellow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIME-TAKING
adj. 1. that takes time, leisurely, slow …1838
adj. 2. shuffling, cheating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. tedious …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIME TO BAIL
phr. time to go …1982 US sl.

• TIME-WAITER
n. one who awaits a favourable turn of events …1859

• TIME WARP
n. 1954 US sl. – a blank, and inordinate rapidity or slowness; a blatant discontinuity; a seeming anachronism or some other anomaly of time

• TIMID
adj. finicky or overly fastidious, usually about eating …1881 Amer. dial.

• TIMIDNESS
n. timidity …1828-32 rare

• TIMIDOUS
adj. timid …1663 obs. rare

• TIMIDSOME
adj. timorous, fearful …1898 Eng. dial.

• TIMID-TURNED
adj. bashful, shy …1972 Amer. dial.

• TIMING
n. happening, occurrence; good or ill fortune; an event, an occurrence …c1250 obs.

• TIMISH
adj. 1. of the nature of time; temporal, temporary …1674 obs. rare
adj. 2. belonging to the time; in the style of the times, modish, fashionable …1676 obs. rare

• TIMIST
n. 1. one who follows or complies with the humour of the time; a time-server …a1613 obs.
n. 2. a timepiece, a clock …1711 nonce use obs.
n. 3. one who keeps correct time in music …1765
n. 4. a chronologer …1897 rare

• TIMMER
vb. to frighten; to be frightened …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMMERSOME
adj. 1. timorous, fearful; timid, nervous …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. passionate, turbulent; restless, troublesome, tiresome …1777 Eng. dial.

• TIMMER UP
vb. to set about anything with energy, esp. any work requiring continued exertion …1812 Sc.

• TIMMY
adj. 1. irritable, fretful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. timid, fearful; nervous …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TIMOCRACY
n. 1. a form of government in which possession of property is required in order to hold office …1586
n. 2. a form of government in which rulers are motivated by ambition or love of honour …1656

• TIMON
n. 1. the rudder of a ship …1506 obs. rare
n. 2. a misanthrope; a person who dislikes humans and avoids human society …1588

• TIMONEER
n. a helmsman, a steersman …1762-9 rare

• TIMONIAN
adj. pert. to misanthropy; like a misanthrope …1770

• TIMONISM
n. misanthropy …1886

• TIMONIST
n. a misanthrope …1602

• TIMONIZE
vb. to play the misanthrope …1713

• TIMOR
n. fear …1599 rare

• TIMORATE
adj. devout, full of reverence …1570 obs. rare

• TIMORIST
n. ? a timist, a time-server …c1620 obs. rare

• TIMOROSITY
n. timorousness, timidity …1490 obs.

• TIMOROUS
adj. 1. causing fear or dread; dreadful, terrible …1455 obs.
adj. 2. modest, reverential …1474 obs.
adj. 3. furious, passionate; difficult to please, fretful; tiresome, difficult …1684 Eng. dial.
adj. 5. nice, particular in dress …1828 Eng. dial.
adj. 6. bashful, shy; unwilling …1899 Eng. dial.

• TIMORSOME
adj. 1. characterized by fear; timorous, timid …1599-1600 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
adj. 2. inspiring fear, fearful, dreadful …1894 rare

• TIMOTHY
n. ‘a brew or jorum of liquor’ …1855 Sc. sl.

• TIMOUS
adj. 1. early (in the morning, or in the season); sufficiently early …c1470 chiefly Sc.
adj. 2. coming in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.

• TIMP
n. 1. a tambourine …c1205 obs. rare
n. 2. the end slice of a loaf of bread …1991 Amer. dial.

• TIMWHISKY
n. a kind of high light carriage, seated for one or two, drawn by a single horse or by two horses driven ‘tandem’ …1764 obs.


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