Dictionary: TU – TUQ


• TU
vb. to fuss, to fret; to bustle …1848 Amer. dial.

• TU AROUND
vb. to fuss, to fret; to bustle …1848 Amer. dial.

• TUB
n. a large beer glass or stein …1936 Amer. dial.

• TUBBO
n. 1980s US sl. – a fat person

• TUBBY
adj. fat …1835 sl.
n. a nickname for a fat person …1891 US sl.

• TUBE
n. 1. the penis …1922 sl.
n. 2. a cigarette …1946 sl.

• THE TUBE
n. 1. 1959 US sl. – television
n. 2. 1990s US police sl. – a police shotgun

• TUBED OUT
adj. drunk, fully intoxicated …1960s Amer. sl.

• TUBE IT
vb. 1966 US students’ sl. – to fail an examination

• TUBERCULAR
n. tuberculosis …1943 Amer. dial.

• TUBERCULOPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of tuberculosis

• TUBE STEAK
n. 1. 1963 US sl. – a hot dog or frankfurter  
n. 2. 1980s US sl. – the penis

• TUBESTEAK OF LOVE
n. 1980s US sl. – the penis

• TUBESVILLE
adj. 1980s US sl. – rejected

• A TUB OF GOOD TIP
n. a cask of strong drink …1725 cant obs.

• TUB OF GUTS
n. a grossly obese person; a fat person …1906 Amer. sl., contemptuous usage

• TUB OF LARD
n. a grossly fat person …1943 Amer. sl.

• TUBULAR
adj. excellent …1982 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• TUCHAS;  TUCHUS
n. the buttocks …1914 sl., chiefly N. Amer.

• TUCK
n. food …1857 schools’ sl.

• TUCKAHOE
n. a person from Virginia, esp. from east of the Blue Ridge; the language of such a person …1816 Amer. dial.

• TUCK AWAY
vb. 1. to eat …1861 sl.
vb. 2. to place in a concealed or secluded place …1912 sl.

• TUCKER
n. 1. food …1850 Aust. & NZ sl.
n. 2. fatigue …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. to tire, to exhaust …c1840 US sl.

• TUCKERED
adj. tired; often followed by ‘out’ …c1840 US sl.

• TUCKERNUCK
n. a picnic …1887 Amer. dial.

• TUCKEY
n. a small horse or pony of sturdy but inelegant build; an inferior or broken-down horse …1800 Amer. dial.

• TUCK-IN
n. a large meal …1886 sl.
vb. (usually as ‘tuck in’) to being to eat or drink heartily …1810 sl.

• TUCK INTO
vb. to being to eat or drink heartily …1810 sl.

• TUCK IT UP SOMEONE’S ASS
vb. to brutally manhandle, victimize, or betray someone …1966 Amer. sl.

• TUCKS
n. stiffness; rheumatism …1916 Amer. dial.

• TUCK UP
vb. to arrest …E18 sl.

• TUCKYHOE
n. a person from Virginia, esp. from east of the Blue Ridge; the language of such a person …1930 Amer. dial.

• TUCKY HOLE
n. a person from Virginia, esp. from east of the Blue Ridge; the language of such a person …1950 Amer. dial.

• TUCSON BLANKET
n. newspapers, when used by tramps as a substitute for blankets …1920s US sl.

• TUER
n. a narrow lane or passage; an alley …1869 Eng. dial.

• TUESDAY BELOW MONDAY
phr. used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.

• TUESDAY IS LONGER THAN MONDAY
phr. used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.

• TUFT-HUNTER
n. 1. an undergraduate who pursues the acquaintance of rich or titled students …M18 sl.
n. 2. a snob; a toady; a social climber …M19 sl.

• TUFT-HUNTING
adj. socially aspirant …M19 sl.
n. social climbing, pursuing aristocratic connections …L18 sl.

• TUG
n. 1. peat used for fuel …1826 Amer. dial.
n. 2. at Eton College: a student on the foundation, a colleger as opposed to an oppidan; in wider use: a studious or academic pupil, a swot …1864 sl.
n. 3. a swindler; a fraudulent card player or other gambler …1896 Aust. sl.
n. 4. a confidence trickster …L19 Aust. sl.
n. 5. a dirty, uncouth, repellent person …L19 sl., chiefly Aust.
n. 6. the act of breaking someone out of prison …1940s Irish sl.
n. 7. an arrest …1960s sl.
n. 8. a warning …1970s sl.
n. 9. the act of picking up, meeting, introducing oneself …1970s sl.
vb. 1. of a man: to have sexual intercourse …17C sl.
vb. 2. to masturbate …1950s sl., orig. Aust.
vb. 3. to distract someone’s attention while a crime is being committed …1970s Aust. criminals’ sl.

• TUG A HEAD
vb. to distract someone’s attention while a crime is being committed …1970s Aust. criminals’ sl.

• TUGBOAT
n. a large foot or shoe …1932 Amer. dial.

• TUG-BUTTON TUESDAY
n. the Tuesday before Advent …M19 sl.

• TUGGY
n. a kind of overcoat for the arctic regions, often made of beaver skins …1742 obs.

• TUG THE LABOURING OAR
vb. to take a great or arduous share of the work …1697

• TUIK
n. a disagreeable taste, a by-taste …1899 Sc.

• TUKEY
n. a hen; frequently used as a nickname …1892 Ireland

• TUKIE
n. a hen; frequently used as a nickname …1892 Sc.

• TUKIE-HEN
n. a hen; frequently used as a nickname …1892 Sc.

• TUKIS
n. the anus …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TULE FOG
n. a typically shallow but very dense fog that forms over marshy areas …1902 Amer. dial.

• TULIP
n. an innocent and naive youth; a young homosexual …20C Brit. sl.

• TULIPOMANIA
n. Bk1991 – a mania for planting and growing tulips, especially such a mania in Holland in the 1630s when a high price was paid for a single bulb

• TULLY VALY!
int. an exclamation of impatience; nonsense! fiddlesticks! …a1529 obs. or arch.

• TULY
adj. 1. weak, sickly, delicate; poorly, unwell …1691 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. bad, poor …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. improving in health … Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TUM
n. the abdomen …1864 sl.

• TUMBERSET
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLE
n. 1. act of sexual intercourse …1903 sl.
n. 2. disorder …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. to have sex …1602 sl.

• TUMBLE-BUG
n. a horse that likes to roll in his stall …1939 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLED OVER
adj. to be killed …US Civil War usage

• TUMBLE DOWN THE SINK
vb. to drink …c1930 rhyming sl.

• TUMBLE IN PIECES
vb. to give birth to a child …1818 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLE INTO A TEEHEE’S NEST
vb. to be taken with a fit of giggling …Bk1913 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLERSAULT
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLESAUCE
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial., esp. African-American

• TUMBLESAULT
n. a somersault …1901 Amer. dial.
vb. to turn a somersault …1901 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLESET
n. a somersault …1909 Amer. dial.
vb. to turn a somersault …1940 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLE TO
vb. to grasp the meaning or hidden implications of an idea, circumstance, etc. …1846 sl.

• TUMBLE TO PIECES
vb. to give birth to a child …1899 Amer. dial.

• TUMBLE TO THE RACKET
vb. to understand; to perceive; to comprehend; to get accustomed to a thing …1883 Eng. dial.

• TUMBLETURD
n. 1. a term of abuse …1863 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an infirm or awkward, clumsy person or animal …1930 Amer. dial.

• TUMMELSET
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial.

• TUMMERSAULT
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial.

• TUMMERSET
n. a somersault …1965 Amer. dial.

• TUMMUS-AN-MEARY
n. broad Lancashire dialect …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• TUMMY
n. the  abdomen …1869 sl.

• TUMMY-FUCK
n. simulated coition between males …20C US homosexual sl.

• TUMMY-TICKLER
n. a lecher; a whoremonger …19C Brit. sl.

• TUMOIL
n. a tumult, a turmoil …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUMP
vb. 1.to copulate …19C Brit. sl.
vb. 2. to fall over abruptly, to capsize …1952 Amer. dial.
vb. 3. to pour something out, to dump …1967 Amer. dial.
vb. 4. to knock or tip something, over, usually by accident; to overturn …1973 Amer. dial.

• TUMP OVER
vb. 1. to fall over abruptly, to capsize …1952 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to knock or tip something over, usually by accident; to overturn …1961 Amer. dial.

• TUM-TUM
n. the abdomen …1869 sl.

• TUMULTUARIOUS
adj. hurriedly done; irregular, disorderly, confused; haphazard, random …1607 rare

TUMULTUATE
vb. 1. to stir up a tumult; to make a disturbance or commotion; to become tumultuous, turbulent, agitated or restless …1611 rare
vb. 2. to make tumultuous; to disorder or disturb violently …1616 rare

• TUNA
n. 1. 1970s US sl. – a girl or young woman; a sexually attractive woman  
n. 2. 1970s African-American sl. – the vulva
n. 3. 20C students’ sl. – a heterosexual woman who keeps company mainly with young gay men  
n. 4. M20 US sl. – a disliked person  

• TUNAFISH
n. 1. 1970s African-American sl. – a woman; a female
n. 2. 1970s African-American sl. – the vulva

• TUNA WAGON
n. 1970s US sl. – an old, decrepit car

• TUNDISH
n. a funnel …1941 Amer. dial.

• TUNE IN
vb. to begin, to commence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUNE IN ON
vb. to listen intently …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• TUNESMITH
n. a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUNE THE OLD COW DIED OF
n. any discordant music …1898

• TUNE TURNER-OUTER
n. a songwriter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUNE UP
vb. 1. to get ready to cry; to begin crying …1899 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to intoxicate; to make dead drunk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUNE UP ONE’S PIPES
vb. to get ready to cry; to begin crying …1857 Amer. dial.

• TUNJACK
n. a funnel …1967 Amer. dial.

• TUNK
n. 1. a rap, or blow, a thump …1843 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an informal party, usually one with dancing …1869 Amer. dial.
vb. to hit, to strike, to tap; to thump …1892 Amer. dial.

• TUNKER
n. anything with which to pound …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TUNKET
n. 1. Hell …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an informal party, usually one with dancing …1959 Amer. dial.

• TUNKLEHEAD
n. a fool …1941 Amer. dial.

• TUNKLE-HEADED
adj. foolish, stupid …1903 Amer. dial.

• TUNKUP
n. masked potato …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• TUNNEL
n. 1. 1729 Amer. dial. – a funnel  
n. 2. 20C sl. – the female genitals; the vagina  
vb. 1950s US criminals’ sl. – to go into hiding

• TUNNEL BED
n. a trundle bed …1913 Amer. dial.

• TUNY
adj. melodious …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• TUP
n. 1. a cuckold …E19 Brit. sl.
n. 2. human copulation …E19 Brit. sl.
vb. to seek copulation; to possess carnally said of ewes and human males …E17 Brit.

• TUP CAT
n. a tomcat …19C Eng. dial.

• TUPPENNY DAMN
n. a miniscule or virtually non-existent amount …L18 sl.


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