Dictionary: TOC – TOG


• TO-CARVE
vb. to cut to pieces, to cut up; to cut off …c950 obs.

• TO-CAST
vb. to add, to make addition …a1340 obs.

• TOC EMMA
n. a trench-mortar …1916 sl.

• TOCHAS
n. the buttocks …1914 sl., chiefly N. Amer.

• TOCH EMMA
n. a trench-mortar …1916 sl.

• TOCHER
n. the marriage portion which a wife brings to her husband; dowry …1496 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TOCHESS
n. the buttocks …1914 sl., chiefly N. Amer.

• TO-CHEW
vb. to chew to pieces; to tear with the teeth …c1000 obs.

• TO-CHINE
vb. to split asunder or open; to be burst or cloven …c725 obs.

• TOCHUS
n. the buttocks …1914 sl., chiefly N. Amer.

• TOCK-BELLIED
adj. having a pot-belly; stout …1777 Eng. dial. obs.

• TOCK EMMA
n. a trench-mortar …1916 sl.

• TOCKO
n. a person of Yugoslavian descent …1944 Amer. dial.

• TO-CLATTER
vb. to knock to pieces with a noise; to shatter …c1350 obs.

• TO-CLEAVE
vb. to cleave asunder; to split open; to divide or separate into two parts …c888 obs.

• TOCO
n. corporal punishment, chastisement …1823 sl.

• TOCOLOGIST
n. one versed in tocology; an obstetrician …1902

• TOCOLOGY
n. the science of parturition, or of midwifery; obstetrics …1828

• TOCOME
n. 1. arrival, advent, coming …c897 obs.
n. 2. means of access …1513 Sc. rare
(verbs as ‘to-come’)
vb. 1. to happen, to befall …c1200 obs.
vb. 2. to approach, to arrive, to come to …1393 obs.

• TO-COMING
adj. future …1556 obs.
n. coming, advent …a1300 obs.

• TOCOPHOBIA;  TOKOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of childbirth

• TO-CRACK
vb. to crack to pieces, to shatter …a1300 obs.

• TO-CRUSH
vb. to crush to pieces; to be crushed, to break to pieces under pressure …c1300 obs.

• TOCSIN
n. a bell used to sound an alarm …1841

• TOCUS
n. the buttocks …1914 sl., chiefly N. Amer.

• TO-CUT
vb. to cut to pieces; to hew asunder; to cut greatly …1382 obs.

• TOD
n. 1. a fox …c1170 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. fox-skin …1503 obs.
n. 3. a person likened to a fox; a crafty or sly person …1500-20 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 4. a bushy mass of ivy …1553
n. 5. a drink, a toddy …1797 Amer. dial.

• TO-DARKEN
 vb. to darken greatly …1382 obs.

• TO-DASH
vb. 1. to dash to pieces; to shatter by a violent blow or blows …c1205 obs.
vb. 2. to split or burst asunder …c1305 obs.

• TO-DAYISH
adj. pert. to the present time; characteristically modern …1864

• TODDER
n. 1. spawn of a frog or toad …1604 obs.
n. 2. slimy gelatinous matter, slime …1881 Eng. dial.
vb. to walk unsteadily, to totter …1871

• TODDICK
n. a small quantity; a small measure or measuring vessel …1913 Amer. dial.

• TO-DERAIGN
vb. to maintain, to vindicate a cause, etc. entirely …c1320 obs.

• TODDLE
n. 1. a leisurely walk, a stroll …1825
n. 2. a toddling child, an infant …1825
n.3. slow jazz tempo and dance …1920s African-American sl.
vb. to saunter ….20C colloq.

• TODDLEKINS
n. a toddling child, an infant …1879

• TODDLES
n. a toddling child, an infant …1825

• TODDLESKIN
n. a toddling child, an infant …1890

• TODDLISH
adj. slightly intoxicated; half tipsy …1887 Eng. dial.

• TO-DEAL
vb. 1. to divide into parts; to distribute, to deal out; also, to separate, to sever …c888 obs.
vb. 2. to decide a contest …c1205 obs. rare

• TODGER
n. the penis …1951 sl.

• TOD-HOLE
n. a secret hiding-place …1844

• TODIE
n. a term of endearment for a child …1808 Sc. obs.

• TO-DIE-FOR
adj. 1990s US sl. – very desirable; extremely attractive

• TO-DIGHT
vb. to put apart, to separate …1340 obs.

• TOD-LOWRIE
n. a familiar name for the fox …c1470

• TODLY
adj. foxy, crafty …1571 obs. rare

• TO-DO
n. a bustle, stir, commotion, a fuss, a great disturbance …1570
vb. to put asunder, to divide, to separate; to undo, to open …a839 obs.

• TO-DRAUGHT
n. 1. a following, train, retinue …a1300 obs. rare
n. 2. a place that people draw to; a resort …a1300 obs.

• TO-DRAW
vb. to pull apart, to draw or drag asunder; to tear to pieces; to destroy by tearing apart …c1205 obs.

• TO-DRESE
vb. to fall apart; to decay, to fade …a900 obs.

• TO-DREVE
vb. to drive asunder or apart; to disperse, to separate, to scatter …a900 obs.

• TO-DRIVE
vb. 1. to drive asunder, to disperse, to scatter; to drive away, to dispel; to dissolve …c950 obs.
vb. 2. to strike violently …c1205 obs. rare
vb. 3. to be splintered or shattered; to burst …c1205 obs.
vb. 4. to dash or break in pieces …c1320 obs. rare

• TO-DRUNK
adj. thoroughly inebriated …1382 obs.

• TOD’S BAIRNS
n. children or persons of a bad stock, an evil brood …1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TOD’S BIRDS
n. children or persons of a bad stock, an evil brood …1589 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

• TO-DUN
vb. to strike with resounding blows …a1240 obs.

• TODY
n. a little or young toad …c1690 obs.

• TOE
n. a clove of garlic …1921 Amer. dial.
vb. in golf; to strike the ball with the point or tip of the club …1893 Sc.

• TOE AND HEEL IT
vb. to dance …1828

• TOE-BREADTH
n. the smallest possible distance …1865 Sc.

• TOE-COVER
n. a cheap and useless present …1948 sl.

• TOE-GEM
n. dirt collecting between the toes of shot, but unwashed feet …1973 Amer. dial. 

• TOE JAM
n. 1934 US sl. – malodorous matter and filth under and around the toenails

• TOE-JAM QUEEN
n. 1972 US homosexual sl. – a male homosexual foot-fetishist

• TOE-MAH-TOE
n. a tomato …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOENAIL IT
vb. to walk, to ‘hoof it’ …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOE-PARTY
n. a game played at a social gathering where all the women line up behind a sheet with only their toes showing; the men choose the women to spend the evening with on the basis of their toes …1920s African-American sl.

• TOE-RAG
n. an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male …1912 Brit. sl.

• TOE-RAGGER
n. a tramp, a vagrant …1891 Aust. sl.

• THE TOE’S LENGTH
n. a very short distance …1824

• TO-ESTABLISH
vb. to establish perfectly or entirely …a1562 obs.

• TOES UP
adj. lying dead …1851

• TOE THE CHALK
vb. to behave in a sober, respectable manner …M19 sl.

• TOE THE CRACK
vb. to behave in a sober, respectable manner …M19 sl.

• TOE THE MARK
vb. to behave in a sober, respectable manner …M19 sl.

• TOEY
adj. 1. in a state of keen anticipation …Aust. & NZ sl.
adj. 2. agitated, restless, nervous, on edge, irritable …1930 sl., chiefly Aust.
adj. 3. sexually aroused …Aust. & NZ sl.

• TO-FALL
n. 1. a supplementary building with its roof sloping up to and leaning on the wall of a main building; a lean-to; a shed …c1425 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 2. that which befalls or falls to anyone; a chance, accident, casualty …1562 obs.
n. 3. a dependant …1822 Sc.
n. 4. a shelter …1871 Sc.
vb. to fall asunder or to pieces; to fall down, to collapse; also, to fall to decay …c893 obs.

• TO-FALL OF THE DAY
n. the close of day …1749 Sc.

• TO-FALL OF THE NIGHT
n. the beginning of night …a1754 Sc.

• TO-FARE
vb. to go asunder, to disperse …a900 obs.

• TO-FERE
vb. to go asunder, to disperse …c1000 obs.

• TOFF
n. 1. a person of the upper classes, esp. wealthy and smartly dressed …1851 Brit, sl.
n. 2. a good sort; an excellent or admirable person …1898 Brit. sl.

• TOFFEE-NOSE
n. a snob, a pretentious person …1943 Brit. sl.

• TOFFEE-NOSED
adj. supercilious, conceited, snobbish, pretentious …1925 sl., chiefly Brit.

• TOFFISH
adj. stylish, smart …1898

• TOFF UP
vb. to dress up like a toff (upper-class person) …1914 Brit. sl.

• TOFFY
adj. 1. of the upper classes …sl.
adj. 2. stylish, smart …1901
n. a Black person; blackness as a skin colour …1630s African-American sl.

• TO-FLAP
vb. to knock to pieces …1382 obs.

• TO-FLEET
vb. to float away; to be carried away by or as by water …a1122 obs.

• TO-FLIGHT
n. a shelter, a refuge …a1300 obs. rare

• TO-FLY
vb. to fly in different directions, to be dispersed in flight; also, to fly to pieces, to be shattered …c1000 obs.

• TOFORE
adv. 1. of time: previously, beforehand, earlier; in the past …c1175 obs.
adv. 2. of position: in front, before …a1300 obs.
adv. 3. of motion: in advance, ahead, before …c1330 obs.
adv. 4. of rank: in precedence …c1440 obs.
adv. 5. beforehand; in hand for the future …1597 obs.
conj. of time: before …a1325 obs.
prep. 1. of rank, order, or preference: in precedence of or preference to; beyond, more than …c888 obs.
prep. 2. in front of …a900. obs.
prep. 3. of time: earlier than …a1000 obs.
prep. 4. ahead of, before …c1000 obs.
prep. 5. besides, over and above …c1000 obs. rare
prep. 6. in the presence of; in the sight of …c1000 obs.

• TOFOREGOING
adj. foregoing, preceding, antecedent …1387-8 obs.

• TOFOREHAND
adv. beforehand, previously …1387 obs.

• TOFORESAID
adj. previously mentioned, aforesaid …1387-8 obs.

• TOFORETIME
adv. previously, aforetime …c1400 obs.

• TO-FRET
vb. to gnaw, to devour, to consume …a1225 obs.

• TO-FRUSH
vb. to smash or break to pieces; also, to drive violently into something, as with a blow …c1300 obs.

• TOFT
n. 1. orig. a homestead, the site of a house and its outbuildings; a house site …1001
n. 2. a knoll or hillock in a flat region, esp. one suitable for the site of a house or tower …1362
n. 3. a small grove of trees …1706 Eng. dial.

• TOG
n. a coat; any outer garment …1798 sl.
vb. to clothe, to dress …1793

• TO-GAINS
prep. 1. towards, forward to, so as to meet …c950 obs.
prep. 2. towards with hostile intent; in opposition or hostility to, contrary to …a1000 obs.
prep. 3. against, opposite, facing …c1450 obs. rare

• TO-GAINST
prep. 1. towards, forward to, so as to meet …c950 obs.
prep. 2. towards with hostile intent; in opposition or hostility to, contrary to …a1000 obs.
prep. 3. against, opposite, facing …c1450 obs. rare

• TOG AND KICKS
n. a coat and breeches …1911 sl.

• TO-GANG
vb. to go away, to pass away …a900 obs.

• TOGATED
adj. of words: Latinized; stately, majestic …1868

• TOGEMAN
n. a cloak; a (loose) coat; rarely, a gown …c1565 cant

• TOGEMANS
n. a cloak; a (loose) coat; rarely, a gown …c1565 cant

• TOGETHER
adj. 1. 1960s African-American sl. – stylish; socially adept
adj. 2. 1968 sl. – excellent  
adj. 3. 1969 colloq., orig. US – well-organized, mentally composed, emotionally stable, relaxed

• TOGETHERS
adv. together …c1175 obs.

• TOGETHER-SPEAKING
n. a conversation …c1425 nonce word obs.

• TOGETHER-WORKER
n. a co-worker; a collaborator …1581 nonce word obs.

• TOGGED DOWN
adj. dressed up …1942 Amer. dial.

• TOGGED OUT
adj. dressed up …1878 Amer. dial.

• TOGGED UP
adj. dressed up …1960 Amer. dial.

• TOGGER
n. 1. a boy not yet two years in the School …c1896 Harrow School usage
n. 2. the penis …L19 sl.

• TOGGERY
n. 1. garments, clothes collectively …1812 colloq.
n. 2. official or vocational dress …c1825
n. 3. one’s gear or belongings …1850s
n. 4. a horse’s harness …1850s

• TOGGLE
vb. 1. to tug, to tussle …a1225 obs. rare
vb. 2. to repair, esp. in a makeshift way; to patch together …1837 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to dress oneself up …1919 Amer. dial.

• TOGGLEMENT
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• TOGGLE OUT
vb. to dress oneself up …1919 Amer. dial.

• TOGGS
n. clothes …1809 sl.

• TOGGY
n. 1. a kind of overcoat for the arctic regions, often made of beaver skins …1742 obs.
n. 2. a cloak; a coat …E18 cant

• TOGLESS
adj. without clothes; naked; also, without proper dress …1857

• TO-GLIDE
vb. to glide or slip away or off; to pass away …a1000 obs.

• TOG-MAKER
n. a tailor …1901

• TOGMAN
n. a cloak; a (loose) coat; rarely, a gown …c1565 cant

• TO-GNAW
vb. to gnaw to pieces, to gnaw away …a1300 obs.

• TO-GNIDE
vb. to crush to fragments …a1300 obs.

• TO-GO
vb. to go in difference directions; to be divided, separate; to disappear …c1000 obs.

• TOG OUT
vb. to dress in smart clothes …1793 sl.

• TO-GRADE
vb. to degrade, to put or bring down …a1440 obs. rare

• TO-GRIND
vb. to grind to dust …1393 obs.

• TOGS
n. 1. clothing …1779 sl.
n. 2. a swimming costume …20C Aust., NZ, & Irish

• TOG UP
vb. to dress, to deck out; to dress oneself up …1887 Amer. dial.


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