Dictionary: TOT – TOZ


• TOT
n. 1. an object collected from refuse …1873 Brit. sl.
n. 2. a drink …Bk1892 S. Afr. sl.
vb. to collect saleable items from refuse as an occupation …1884 Brit. sl.

• TOTAL
vb. 1. 1895 US sl. – to maim or kill; to grievously injure
vb. 2. 1954 US sl. – to destroy; to totally wreck, esp. a car

• TOTALLED
adj. 1954 sl. – destroyed; wrecked completely

• TOTALLY CLUELESS
adj. 1970s US teen sl. – uninformed; ignorant; in the dark

• TOTAL WRECK
n. a cheque …1940s rhyming sl.

• TO-TAR
vb. to provoke greatly …1382 obs.

• TOT-BELLIED
adj. corpulent, pot-bellied …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TOTE
n. 1. an isolated, conspicuous hill suitable as a place of observation; a lookout hill …1387
n. 2. an elevated structure, or part of one, used as a lookout …1770 obs.
n. 3. a load to be carried; a job of carrying; broadly, a task …1884 Amer. dial.
n. 4. a piggyback ride …1967 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to carry a significant load by personal effort …1677 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to lead an animal; to take or conduct a person, esp. by authority or force …1837 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to head out, to take off, to depart …1857 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. to pass on news or gossip, esp. with malicious intent …1867 Amer. dial.
vb. 5. of a domestic servant: to take home, surreptitiously or as an acknowledged perquisite, leftover food or others goods from one’s employer …1923 Amer. dial.

• TOTE ALONG
vb. to head out, to take off, to depart …1858 Amer. dial.

• TOTE AROUND
vb. to head out, to take off, to depart …1867 Amer. dial.

• TOTE DOUBLE
vb. to be very strong …1967 Amer. dial.

• TO-TEEN
vb. to injure or annoy greatly …a1250 obs.

• TOTE FAIR
vb. to do one’s fair share; to act fairly …1866 Amer. dial.

• TOTE GUTS TO A BEAR
vb. to do the most rudimentary or distasteful task …1863 Amer. dial.

• TOTE-HOLE
n. a hole for spying; a peep-hole …1561-6 obs.

• TOTE MILK TO
vb. to curry favour with …1967 Amer. dial.

• TOTE OFF
vb. 1. to head out, to take off, to depart …1858 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. of a domestic servant: to take home, surreptitiously or as an acknowledged perquisite, leftover food or others goods from one’s employer …1905 Amer. dial.

• TOTE ONE’S OWN SKILLET
vb. to look out for or be responsible for oneself; to be independent …1885 Amer. dial.

• TOTE THE CROOKED ARM
vb. of a domestic servant: to take home purloined food …1984 Amer. dial.

• TOTE THE MAIL
vb. 1. to run quickly; to move in a hurry; to ride or move quickly; to go fast …1893 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOTE VICTUALS TO A NIGGER
vb. to do the most rudimentary or distasteful task …1863 Amer. dial.

• TOTE VITTLES TO A BEAR
vb. to do the most rudimentary or distasteful task …1863 Amer. dial.

• TO THE BACKBONE
adv. thoroughly, completely …1864

• TO THE BAD
adv. to a bad condition, to ruin …1816

• TO THE BALLS
adv. completely …1935 US sl.

• TO THE BONE
adv. to perfection; to the last detail …1967 Amer. dial.

• TO THE BROWN
adv. to perfection …1968 Amer. dial.

• TO THE CEILING
adv. to an extreme degree …1954 Amer. sl.

• TO THE CURB
adj. 1. destitute, suffering from hard times …1989 US sl.
adj. 2. vomiting …1989 US sl.
adj. 3. rejected in romance …1993 US sl.

• TO THE EARS
adv. completely, thoroughly …1877 Amer. sl.

• TO THE END OF THE CHAPTER
adv. always; to the end; until death …c1840 colloq.

• TO THE EYES
adv. 1778 – entirely; thoroughly

• TO THE FULL
adv. completely, fully, quite …a1393

• TO THE KING’S TASTE
adv. perfectly, to perfection; exactly as would be desired …1950 Amer. dial.

• TO THE KNOCKER
adj. up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TO THE LARGE
phr. into a state of freedom …a1300 obs.

• TO THE LAST HAIR ON A GNAT’S ASS
adv. to the last detail, accurately …1954 Amer. dial.

• TO THE MAST-HEAD
adv. to the utmost limit, to the end; extremely, very, in abundance …1821 Sc.

• TO THE MAX
adv. 1970s US Army & teen sl. – to the highest degree; utterly; totally

• TO THE MENDS
adv. in addition; over and above; ‘to boot’ …1660 Sc.

• TO THE NAIL
phr. to perfection …c1611

• TO THE NAY-WARD
adv. towards denial or disbelief …1611 rare

• TO THE NOTCH
adv. to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1837 Amer. dial.

• TO THE QUEEN’S TASTE
adv. perfectly, to perfection; exactly as would be desired …1891 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER
adj. of clothes: best, dressiest …1831 Amer. dial.
n. slimy gelatinous matter. slime …1881 Eng. dial.

• TOTHER-END-FIRST
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1881 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-END-TO
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1898 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-END-UP
adv. upside down …1863 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-SIDE-FORE
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1944 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-SIDE-FOREMOST
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1843 Amer. dial.

• TOTHERSIDER
n. 1. a person from the eastern states of Australia …c1872 Aust. sl.
n. (as ‘t’other-sider’) a convict …Bk1892 Aust. sl.

• TOTHER-SIDE-TO
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1868 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-SIDE-UP
adv. upside down …1844 Amer. dial.

• TOTHER-WAY-WHICH
adv. backwards, the wrong way around …1843 Amer. dial.

• TOTHERWISE
adv. otherwise …1871 Amer. dial.

• TO THE SKIES
adv. to the highest possible degree, enthusiastically, extravagantly …1617

• TO THE SKIN
adv. thoroughly, completely …1605

• TO THE SKY
adv. to the highest possible degree, enthusiastically, extravagantly …1670

• TO THE TRUE BEN
vb. adv. soundly, to the purpose …1746 Eng. dial.

• TO THE VELVET
adj. helpful, to the good …L19 sl.

• TO-THREAT
vb. to threaten violently …1377 obs.

• TO-THRUST
vb. to thrust apart, to push open …c1175 obs.

• TOTING-PAPERS
n. a warrant …1952 Amer. dial.

• TOTO
n. a body louse …1918 military sl.

• TO-TORVE
vb. to hurl about; to dash to pieces …c1000 obs.

• TO-TOSE
vb. to tear to pieces …a1250 obs.

• TO-TRAY
vb. to torment exceedingly …a1250 obs.

• TO-TROUBLE
vb. to trouble greatly, to afflict severely …1382 obs.

• TOTTER
n. a rag-and-bone collector …1891 Brit. sl.

• TOTTER-HEADED
adj. light-headed, frivolous, changeful …1662

• TOTTLE
vb. 1. to totter, to rock; to cause to totter …c1820 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to fall, to topple; to cause to fall …1838 Amer. dial.

• TOTTY
n. a young woman, often with an implication of promiscuity …1890 Brit. sl.

• TO-TURN
vb. to overthrow, to upset …1382 obs.

• TO-TWIN
vb. to separate, to divide …c1200 obs.

• TOUCH
vb. 1. to copulate …16C sl.
vb. 2. to borrow money, etc. …1760 sl.
vb. 3. to offend, to hurt the feelings of; to become offended or hurt …1959 Amer. dial.

• TOUCH ALL BASES
vb. 1. 1980s US sl. – to be thorough; to leave nothing undone, esp. in matters of consultation, communication, etc.
vb. 2. 1980s US sl. – to be very versatile; to be apt for various experiences

• TOUCH-CRIB
n. a brothel …Bk1902 sl.

• TOUCHED
adj. crazy or slightly crazy …E17

• TOUCHED WITH THE SAME TAR-BRUSH
adj. stained with the same or similar faults or obnoxious qualities, corrupt …1895

• TOUCHFOR
vb. to borrow money, etc. …1760 sl.

• TOUCH-HOLE
n. 1. the anus …1942 Amer. dial.
n. 2. the vagina …20C sl. obs.

• TOUCHIE-FEELIE;  TOUCHY-FEELY
adj. 1970s US sl. – having to do with sensitivity training and other such goings-on where people touch and feel each other

• TOUCH LEATHER
vb. to hold on to the saddle while riding a horse …1922 Amer. dial.

• TOUCH-ME
n. 1 shilling … Bk1903 sl.

• A TOUCH OF THE TAR-BRUSH
phr. i.e. of Black or Indian blood showing itself in the complexion; having mixed racial heritage …1859

• TOUCH ONE’S PIN
vb. to commit oneself …1967 Amer. dial.

• TOUCHOUS
adj. 1. tetchy, touchy, apt to take offense; irritable, irascible, peevish; testy, easily angered, ill-tempered …1880 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. physically sensitive; tender, painful to the touch …1894 Amer. dial.

• TOUCH THE MOPUSSES
vb. to win money at gambling …L18 sl.

• TOUCH-TRAP
n. the penis …20C obs. sl.

• TOUCH-UP
n. 1. sexual foreplay; stimulation in preparation for copulation …18C Brit. sl.
n. 2. masturbation …19C Brit. sl.
vb. (as ‘touch up’) to caress sexually …18C sl.

• TOUGH
adj. unfair, unreasonable …1929 sl.
n. a violent person; a thug; a ruffian …1866 sl., orig. US

• A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW
n. an excellent person or thing; someone or something difficult to rival …1975 sl., orig. US

• TOUGH AN’ RUGGED
adj. in good health …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH APPLES!
phr. 1971 US sl. – tough luck!; I don’t care about your misfortune!

• TOUGH AS A BILED OWL
adj. having a tough, strong constitution …1909 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH AS A BOILED OWL
adj. having a tough, strong constitution …1843 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH AS WHANG
adj. very tough …1956 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH AS WHANG LEATHER
adj. very tough …1937 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH AS WHITLEATHER
adj. very tough …1786 Amer. dial.

• TOUGH BABY
n. 1932 US sl. – a menacing man; a hoodlum

• TOUGH BREAK
n. a stroke of bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOUGH CALL
n. 1990s US sl. – a hard decision or prediction

• TOUGH CAT
n. a male who is very successful with women; usually said in reference to a Black male …M20 US sl.

• TOUGH COOKIE
n. 1. 1928 US sl. – a menacing man; a hoodlum
n. 2. 1928 US sl. – a stubborn and durable person

• TOUGH DARTS!
int. that’s your misfortune! tough luck! …1973 US sl.

• TOUGHER THAN A BILED OWL
adj. very tough indeed …1863 Amer. sl.

• TOUGHER THAN A BOILED OWL
adj. thoroughly tough and of strong constitution …1892 Amer. dial.

• TOUGHER THAN WHALE BONE
adj. very tough …1938 Amer. dial.

• TOUGHER THAN WHANG
adj. very tough …1938 Amer. dial.

• TOUGHER THAN WHITLEATHER
adj. tougher than rawhide, very tough …1923 Amer. dial.

• TOUGHIE;  TOUGHY
n. 1. 1929 US sl. – a menacing person, esp. a man
n. 2. 1945 US sl. – something difficult; a severe test

• TOUGH IT OUT
vb. 1830 US sl. – to endure something doggedly and bravely; to persist and survive against rigours

• TOUGH LUCK
int. 1886 US sl. – that’s too bad; that’s a terrible shame
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bad luck  

• TOUGH NIBS
phr. 1960s US sl. – that’s too bad; that’s a terrible shame

• TOUGH NOOGIES!
int. too bad for you! …1960s Amer. dial.

• A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK
n. 1970s US sl. – a difficult problem

• TOUGHON
adj. unfair, unreasonable …1929 sl.

• TOUGH PATOOTIE
phr. 1960s US sl. – that’s too bad; that’s a terrible shame

• TOUGH ROCKS
phr. 1960s US sl. – that’s too bad; that’s a terrible shame

• TOUGH SELL
n. 1990s US sl. – something difficult to advocate or ‘sell’

• TOUGH SHIT!
int. tough luck! too bad! …1940s US sl.

• TOUGH TIDDY
phr. 1934 US sl. – that’s too bad; that’s a terrible shame

• TOUGH TIT!
int. used for conveying a lack of sympathy with a difficult turn of events …1934 sl.

• TOUGH TITTIES!
int. used for conveying a lack of sympathy with a difficult turn of events …1934 sl.

• TOUGH TITTY!
int. used for conveying a lack of sympathy with a difficult turn of events …1934 sl.

• TOUGH YARN
n. an incredible story …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOUP
n. a man’s hairpiece; a toupee …1959 sl.

• TOUPEE
n. 1. a wig or artificial hair for the pubic area …18C sl.
n. 2. female pubic hair …18C jocular usage

• TOUR BALL
n. in pinball: a ball that stays in play for a relatively long period without scoring many points …1977 US sl.

• TOUR CRUD
n. in the language surrounding the Grateful Dead: a bacterial or viral infection that quickly spreads among those following the band on tour …1994 US sl.

• TOUR GUIDE
n. 1960s US drug culture sl. – a person who aids and supports someone having a psychedelic drug experience or ‘trip’

• TOURIST
n. 1. a summer worker in Antarctica …1966 Antarctica usage
n. 2. in relation to a specified subject area: a person who takes a temporary interest …2002 UK sl.

• TOURIST ANNIE
n. the stereotypical female tourist in Port of Spain, dressed in what she perceives as traditional island clothing …1971 Trinidad and Tobago

• TOURISTAS
n. diarrhoea, esp. when it occurs in American tourists in Mexico …M20 US sl.

• TOURIST DISC
n. in shuffleboard: a shot that passes through without hitting a target disc …1967 US sl.

• TOURISTER
n. a tourist …1923 Amer. dial.

• TOURIST TRAP
n. a place that attracts and makes unreasonable profits from tourists …1939 UK sl.

• TOURISTY
adj. full of tourists; designed or developed to appeal to tourists; characteristic of tourists; often used with derogatory connotations …1906 UK sl.

• TOURNIQUET
n. an engagement or wedding ring …1961 US sl.

• TOUR RAT
n. in the language surrounding the Grateful Dead: a fan who follows the band on tour at all costs …1994 US sl.

• TOUSE
n. a commotion, a disturbance, an ado, a fuss, an outcry; a state of agitation …1836 Amer. dial.
vb. to make a fuss …1854 Amer. dial.

• TOUSLEDY
adj. tousled, tangled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOUSY
adj. tousled, tangled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOUT
n. 1. 1787 – a drinking deeply or copiously  
n. 2. 1790 US sl. – a drinking match; a drunken fit; a drinking spree  
n. 3. 1865 UK sl. – in horse racing: someone who sells generally worthless advice with the promise of inside information bound to help bettors win  
n. 4. 1979 N. Ireland – an informer, esp. one who works for the IRA  
n. 5. 1988 US sl. – in a confidence swindle or sales scheme: an agent who, for a commission, locates potential victims  
n. 6. 1989 Aust. sl. – a horse racing enthusiast who closely watches workouts and is generally disliked by those on the inside of the sport  
vb. 1. 1676 Sc. – to drink copiously; to take a large draught  
vb. 2. 1890 US – to go on a spree, to make a night of it  
vb. 3. Bk1902 thieves’ sl. – to see, to watch; to spy
vb. 4. 1920 US sl. – to advocate aggressively; to publicize

• TOUT-HILL
n. a natural or artificial hill or mound used for a lookout place; a prominent hill …1535

• TOUTING-KEN
n. a drinking-house, a tavern bar …1676 obs.

• TOUZLE
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• TOW
n. money … Bk1903 sl.
vb. to give someone a ride on one’s bicycle …1968 Amer. dial.

• TO-WALT
vb. to overflow …a1300 obs.

• TO-WASTE
vb. to waste greatly …1382 obs.

• TO-WAVER
vb. to waver uncertainly; to wander …1375 obs.

• TO-WAWE
vb. to move about …c1350 obs.

• TOWBOATS
n. men’s square-toed shoes …1968 Amer. dial.

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

• TOWEL
n. a cudgel …M18 sl.
vb. to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting; to thrash; to beat; to cudgel …1705 sl.

• TOWELHEAD
n. an Arab; also, a Sikh or other turban-wearer …1979 US sl., offensive or derogatory

• TOWELLING
n. a thrashing, a beating …M19

• TOWEL UP
vb. to beat someone up …1919 Aust. sl.

• TOWER
n. 1. false hair …L17
n. 2. clipped money …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
n. 3. a refrigerator …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘fridge’ (Tower Bridge)
vb. to spy upon …L18 sl.

• TOWER BIRD
n. in oil drilling: a worker on a derrick …1954 US sl.

• TOWER BRIDGE
n. a refrigerator …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘fridge’
phr. used in reply to “How are you?”, meaning up and down, so-so …1930s

• TOWER DOCK
n. the penis …2000s sl.

• TOWER HILL
vb. to kill …1998 UK rhyming sl.

• TOWER HILL PLAY
n. ‘a slap on the face and a kick on the breech’ …1785 sl.

• TOWER HILL VINEGAR
n. the swordsman’s block (the sword preceded the noose as a means of execution) …16C sl.

• TOWHEAD
n. one who is considered effeminate; a ‘city-slicker’ …M19 US Western sl.

• TOWIE
n. a tow-truck driver …1975 Aust. sl.

• TOWLIE
n. an Arab from the Middle East …1980s sl., derogatory

• TOWN
n. London …1837 UK
vb. to do something in a stylish way; to ‘go to town’ …2004 Amer. dial.

• TOWN BIKE
n. a sexually loose woman or prostitute; a promiscuous female …1945 Aust. sl.

• TOWN BULL
n. a lecherous male; a whoremonger …16C colloq.

• TOWN CLOWN
n. a police officer working in a village or small town …1927 US sl.

• TOWN CRIER
n. a liar …1992 UK rhyming sl.

• TOWN DOLLARS
n. in horse racing: money bet at a betting operation away from the track …1951 US sl.

• TOWN DUDE
n. a city person …1886 Amer. dial., derogatory or jocular usage

• TOWNER
n. a local resident …1980 US circus and carnival usage

• TOWN HALL DRAPES
n. the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis …2002 UK sl.

• TOWN HO!
int. in whaling: used as a cry when a whale is sighted or as a cry for help …1851 Amer. dial.

• TOWN HOUSE
n. 1. a town hall …1530
n. 2. an outside toilet building …1959 Amer. dial.

• TOWNIE
n. 1. a townsperson, contrasted with a visiting student or summer visitor …1852 US sl.
n. 2. any member of a subcultural urban adolescent grouping that seems to be defined by a hip-hop dress and jewellery sense …2004 UK sl.

• TOWNIFIED
adj. having the style or manners of a town, citified …1966 Amer. dial.

• TOWN JOHNNY
n. a philanderer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TOWN MISS
n. a prostitute; ‘a whore of quality’ …M17 sl.

• TOWN-MOUSE
n. a dweller in a town, especially one who is unfamiliar with country life …1857

• TOWN OF WAR
n. a fortified building or place …1441 obs.

• TOWNOR!
int. in whaling: used as a cry when a whale is sighted or as a cry for help …1791 Amer. dial.

• TOWN PUMP
n. a sexually loose woman a woman who is known to copulate with anyone without much persuasion …20C colloq.

• TOWN PUNCH
n. an extremely promiscuous girl or woman …1975 US sl.

• TOWN RAKE
n. a lecher; a whoremonger …17C colloq.

• TOWNS
n. the testicles …2001 UK rhyming sl. on ‘town hall’ for ‘ball(s)’

• TOWNS AND CITIES
n. the female breasts …1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘titties’

• TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE
n. a local official responsible for the upkeep of public roads …1968 Amer. dial.

• TOWN STALLION
n. a lecher; a whoremonger …17C colloq.

• TOWN TACK
n. a citified person …1968 Amer. dial.

• TO-WOWE
vb. to scatter by blowing …a1300 obs.

• TOW-ROW
adj. intoxicated, drunk …1709 sl. obs.
n. 1. an uproar, a hubbub, a noisy disturbance; a din, a racket …1877 orig. Eng. dial.
n. 2. a grenadier …B1900 sl.
vb. 1. to go about in a noisy, disorderly manner; to bustle about …1840 orig. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to clean out; to clear out dirty or disorderly places …1854 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to beat severely …1901 Eng. dial.

• TO-WRITHE
vb. to twist or wrench about; to twist or writhe about …c1000 obs.

• TO-WRY
vb. to turn, to twist about …a1400 obs.

• TOWRY-LOWRY
adj. 1. all in disorder …1632 Eng. dial. obs.
adj. 2. semi-intoxicated …B1900 Eng. dial.

• TOWSE
n. a commotion, a disturbance, an ado, a fuss, an outcry; a state of agitation …1836 Amer. dial.

• TOWZE
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.

• TOXIC
adj. 1. amazing, powerful …1987 US sl.
adj. 2. of a situation: unhealthy, poisonous …1998 UK sl.

• TOXIC HELL
n. a Taco Bell™ restaurant (Mexican fast-food chain in the US) …1993 US sl.

• TOXICOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of being poisoned

• TOXIPHOBE
n. Bk1991 – a person who fears being poisoned

• TOXIPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of being poisoned

• TOXIPHOBIAC
n. Bk1991 – a person who fears being poisoned

• TOY
n. 1. the female genitals …19C Brit. colloq.
n. 2. the penis …19C Brit. colloq.
n. 3. a can in which opium is stored, whether the can is tin, tinned iron, or another metal; a small amount of opium …1934 US drug culture sl.
n. 4. a desk with an attached bookcase …1947 UK sl.
n. 5. in drag racing: a dragster (a car designed specifically and exclusively for drag racing) …1965 US sl.
n. 6. any object that is used for sexual stimulation during masturbation, foreplay, sexual intercourse or fetish-play …1977 US sl.
n. 7. an inexperienced or incompetent graffiti artist …1990 US sl.
n. 8. a computer system …1991 US sl.
vb. to caress sexually …E16 colloq.

• TOY BOY
n. an older woman’s young male partner …1981 colloq.

• TOY DOLLS
n. the testicles …1988 Sc. sl.

• TO-YIELD
vb. to yield up, to cede, to give up …c1350 obs.

• TOY OTTER
n. in car repair: a Toyota car …1992 US sl.

• TOYOUS
adj. 1. trifling, ornamental, unessential …1581 obs. rare
adj. 2. inclined to toy or flirt, coquettish …1592 obs. rare

• TOYS
n. heroin …2003 UK sl.

• TOY-SHOP
n. the female genitals, esp. the vagina …19C Brit. sl.

• TOZY-MOZY
adj. slightly intoxicated, tipsy …1845 Sc.


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