Dictionary: UR – UZ


URANICS
 n. astrological matters; astrology …1671

• URANOPHOBIA
n. 1. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of the heavens
n. 2. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of homosexuals and homosexuality

• URBAN SURFING
n. riding illegally on the roof of a car for the thrills …1980s US sl.

• URBIAN
adj. pertaining to a city …1710 rare

• URBICARIAN
adj. 1654 obs. – belonging to a city, esp. of Rome

• URBICARY
adj. 1665 obs. – belonging to a city, especially Rome

• URBISH
vb. to plague, to tease, to harass …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URCHIN
n. 1. a hedgehog …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a little, dirty child …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a humpbacked person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to thrill; to shrug up the shoulders, to shiver …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URE
n. 1 a haze in the air, esp. a coloured haze which the sunbeams make in the summer time …1818 Sc. obs.
n. 2. an ounce …Bk1905 Sc.
n. 3. colour, tinge; a stain …Bk1905 Sc.
n. 4. mud, clay …Bk1905 Sc.
n. 5. sweat, perspiration …Bk1905 Sc.

• UREEN
n. a ewe …Bk1905 Sc.

• UREN
n. a scythe …Bk1905 Sc.

• UREY
adj. hazy, filled with moisture or haze …1865 Sc.

• URF
n. 1. a stunted, ill-grown, and ill-conditioned person; a dirty, insignificant person, esp. applied to children; a dwarfish person …1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a crabbed or peevish person of a diminutive size …Bk1905 Sc.

• URGE
vb. 1. to retch; to strain as in vomiting …1887 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to annoy, to provoke, to irritate, to aggravate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to shake convulsively with laughter, etc. …Bk1905 eng. dial.

• URGEFUL
adj. importunate, teasing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URGEOUS
adj. urgent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URGER
n. 1. a confidence trickster’s confederate …c1910 Aust. criminals’ sl.
n. 2. someone who obtains mainly illegally or by deceit, esp. as a tipster at a racecourse …1919 Aust. sl.
n. 3. a race tipster who seeks a bonus from the winnings of others …1924 Aust. sl.
n. 4. any parasite or loafer who incurs no risk himself; a sponger, an idler …1952 Aust. sl.

• URGIN
n. a strong youth …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• URIAH
n. an ignorant, uncouth backwoodsman …1953 Amer. dial.

• URIAH HEEP
n. an objectionable or unpleasant person; a dull or insignificant person …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘creep’

• URIKURI
n. a drowsy dull condition of body or spirits, a being sulky or out-of-sorts, a peevish, fretful mood; generally in plural …1893 Sc. obs.

• URINAL OF THE PLANETS
n. Ireland ..17C Brit. sl., derogatory

• URINATE
n. urine …1938 Amer. dial.

• URINATE WATER
n. urine …1938 Amer. dial.

• URINE
vb. to urinate …1938 Amer. dial.

• URINE EXPRESS
n. an elevator in a public housing development …1997 US police sl.

• URINE-LAKE
n. the contents of the bladder …1633 poetic usage, obs.

• URINE-STAINED
adj. not good enough, not socially acceptable …1996 US sl.

• URININE
n. urine …c1939 Amer. dial.

• URK
n. a small child or diminutive person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URLE
vb. to be pinched or starved with cold; to draw oneself together as when cold; to look sickly or to go back in health …1684 Eng. dial. obs.

• URLED
adj. 1. pinched or starved with the cold …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. stunted in growth, ill-thriven; used of persons, plants, etc. …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URLICH
adj. stupid, silly-looking, dazed …1768 Sc.

• URLING
n. a dwarfish person or child; a puny, stunted, sickly child …1788 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• URLUCH
adj. cloudy, dull, gloomy …1806 Sc.

• URLY
adj. chilly …1790 Eng. dial. obs.

• URN
n. a tomb, a grave …1810 sc.
vb. 1. to pain, to torture …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to run …1867 Eng. dial.

• URNABOUT
n. an itinerant, a vagabond, a tramp …1884 Eng. dial.

• URNED OUT
adj. spent, exhausted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UROMANCY
n. Bk1991 – divination by studying urine

• UROPHOBIA
n. Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of passing urine

• URP
n. vomit …16C sl.
vb. 1. to vomit …16C sl.
vb. 2. to become pettish …Bk1905 Sc,
vb. 3. to annoy, to bother, to irritate …1967 Amer. dial.

• URPH
n. a stunted, ill-grown, and ill-conditioned person; a dirty, insignificant person, esp. applied to children; a dwarfish person …1838 Eng. dial.

• URPISH
adj. nauseated, queasy; nauseating …1949 Amer. dial.

• URP UP ONE’S SOCKS
vb. 1965 Amer. dial. – to vomit copiously or violently

• URP UP ONE’S TOENAILS
vb. to vomit violently …1965 Amer. dial.

• URP UP ONE’S TOES
vb. to vomit violently …1986 Amer. dial.

• URPY
adj. nauseated, queasy; nauseating …1965 Amer. dial.

• URR
vb. to snarl, to growl …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URR’D
adj. shrivelled, as stunted shrubs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• URSICIDE
n. one who kills a bear …a1861

• URY
adj. clammy, covered with perspiration …Bk1905 Sc.

• US
adj. not in working order, unserviceable, useless …1942 UK military usage

• U.S.A.
n. a girl’s upper thighs and genital area (Under Skirt Area) …1990s UK juvenile sl.

• U.S. COVE
n. a soldier; a man in the employ of the United States …1859 US sl. obs.

• USE
vb. 1. to accustom, to familiarize …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to grow accustomed to a place …1836 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to criticize or abuse …M19 US sl.
vb. 4. to frequent, to haunt; to live at; to make one’s home …1883 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to borrow money …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to give interest on money …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 7. to injure, to spoil …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 8. to take narcotic drugs, esp. heroin …1920s drug culture sl.
vb. 9. to consume a drink …1940s sl.
vb. 10. to enjoy something (if only you could get the something that is wished for) …1956 UK sl.

• USE AT
vb. to frequent, to visit …L19 sl.

• USE AT A PLACE
vb. to frequent it …1879 UK criminals’ sl.

• USE-BRASS
n. interest on money …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• USED
adj. 1. accustomed, tried …1784 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. handy, at a convenient distance for carrying …1870 Eng. dial.

• USED AS A GUINEA-PIG
adj. 1. selfishly exploited by someone without thought to one’s safety …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
adj. 2. used in an experimental manner …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USED-BEER DEPARTMENT
n. a toilet ; a W.C., esp. one in a tavern or saloon …1920s sl.

• USED COFFEE DEPARTMENT
n. a toilet …1995 US sl.

• USED FOOD TUBE
n. the anus …1980s Aust. sl.

• USED FRUIT CHUTE
n. the anus, esp. in a homosexual context …1990s Aust. sl.

• USED GOODS
n. a woman who is not a virgin …1910 Amer. sl.

• USED-TO-BE
n. an ex-lover …1920s African-American sl.

• USED UP
adj. 1. dead, killed in battle …M18 sl.
adj. 2. bankrupt …M19 sl.
adj. 3. beaten up …M19 sl.
adj. 4. broken-hearted …M19 sl.
adj. 5. of a person, vehicle, or place: exhausted …M19 sl.

• USEFUL
adj. 1. good; capable; effective; satisfactory …1955 UK sl.
adj. 2. competitive …1991 Irish sl.
adj. 3. sexually attractive …2000s sl.
n. a general helper, esp. in a public house …1866 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A CUNT FULL OF COLD WATER
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A GLASS DOOR ON A DUNNY
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A HANDBRAKE ON A HOLDEN
adj. completely useless …20C Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A HIP POCKET ON A SINGLET
adj. absolutely useless …2000s Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A ONE-LEGGED MAN AT AN ASS-KICKING CONTEST
adj. absolutely worthless …1960s US sl.

• USEFUL AS A POCKET ON A SINGLET
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A SPARE PRICK AT A WEDDING
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A SUBMARINE WITH SCREEN DOORS
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS A WITCH’S TIT
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS AN ARSEHOLE ON A BROOM
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS AN ASHTRAY ON A MOTORBIKE
adj. useless …1986 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS AN ASHTRAY ON A PUSHBIKE
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS FOUR BLOCKS AWAY
phr. to be so far away as to be useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS POCKETS ON A SINGLET
adj. absolutely useless …2000s Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS THE BOTTOM HALF OF A MERMAID
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS THE YARRA
adj. completely useless …20C Aust. sl.

• USEFUL AS TITS ON A BULL
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS
adj. drunk …Bk2009 sl.

• USELESS AS A CUNT FULL OF COLD WATER
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A GLASS DOOR ON A DUNNY
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A HANDBRAKE ON A HOLDEN
adj. completely useless …20C Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS AN ARSEHOLE ON A BROOM
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS AN ASHTRAY ON A PUSHBIKE
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A ONE-LEGGED MAN AT AN ASS-KICKING
adj. completely useless …1972 Amer. sl.

• USELESS AS A POCKET ON A SINGLET
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A PORK CHOP AT A JEWISH WEDDING
phr. 1930s sl. – completely useless; superfluous; inappropriate

• USELESS AS A SLICE OF BACON AT A JEWISH WEDDING
phr. 1930s sl. – completely useless; superfluous; inappropriate

• USELESS AS A SPARE PRICK AT A LESBIAN WEDDING
adj. absolutely useless …1960s sl.

• USELESS AS A SPARE PRICK AT A WEDDING
adj. absolutely useless …1960s sl.

• USELESS AS A SPARE PRICK AT A WEDDING
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A SUBMARINE WITH SCREEN DOORS
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS A WITCH’S TIT
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS THE BOTTOM HALF OF A MERMAID
adj. completely useless …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS THE YARRA
adj. completely useless …20C Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS THE YARRA – TOO THICK TO SWIM IN AND TOO THIN TO PLOUGH
adj. completely useless …20C Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A BOAR
adj. utterly useless …1930s US & Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A BOAR HOG
adj. utterly useless …1930s US & Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A BULL
adj. utterly useless …1930s US & Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A GUMDIGGER’S DOG
adj. utterly useless …1930s Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A HAND
adj. utterly useless …1930s US & Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TITS ON A NUN
adj. utterly useless …1930s US & Aust. sl.

• USELESS AS TWO BUGGIES IN A ONE-HORSE TOWN
adj. very useless …1985 Amer. dial.

• USELESS SMILE
n. the happy, vacant facial expression of someone under the influence of LSD …1994 US sl.

• USELL
adj. c1175 obs. rare – wretched, miserable, lowly

• USEMENT
n. a habit, custom, way …1842 Eng. dial.

• USE-MONEY
n. interest on money …1874 Eng. dial.

• USEN
vb. to accustom one to something, to familiarize …1845 Amer. dial.

• USE OF THE SEX
n. copulation …19C Brit. euphemism

• USE ONE’S BEAN
vb. to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out …1930s sl.

• USE ONE’S BLOCK
vb. to act sensibly …1980s NZ sl.

• USE ONE’S CHUMP
vb. to act intelligently …20C sl.

• USE ONE’S HEAD
vb. to be clever, smart, or enterprising; to think logically or clearly …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USE ONE’S LOAF
vb. to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out; to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out: to be clever, smart, or enterprising …1930s sl.

• USE ONE’S NOODLE
vb. to think logically or clearly; to be clever, smart, or enterprising …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• USE ONE’S SKULL
vb. to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out …1930s sl.

• USE ONE’S TURNIP
vb. to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out …1930s sl.

• USER
n. 1. someone who takes ‘hard’ drugs, i.e. cocaine, morphine, LSD, heroin, etc. …1935 US drug culture sl.
n. 2. a person who exploits others for their own gain …1978 Aust. sl.

• USE SHANK’S HORSES
vb. to go on foot …1965 Amer. dial.

• USE THE CHUMP
vb. to act intelligently …20C sl.

• USE THE ENGLISH
vb. to wiggle one’s buttocks while being penetrated anally …1940s US homosexual sl.

• USE THE FIVE-FINGERED CHEQUEBOOK
vb. to shoplift …1980s NZ sl.

• USE THE GLASS
vb. to use a broken glass or bottle as a weapon in a fight, typically in a public house …1900s sl.

• USE THE NOGGIN
vb. to act intelligently; to be aware …E19 sl., orig. US

• USE THE OLD BEAN
vb. to think, to act intelligently or sensibly, to work things out …1930s sl.

• USE TOM AND JERRY
vb. to walk, to go on foot …1967 Amer. dial.

• USE UP
vb. to criticize or abuse …M19 US sl.

• USE WOMEN
vb. to commit fornication or adultery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• USE YOUR LOAF
int. be sensible! …1930s sl.
vb. to act intelligently, to think …1997 UK sl.

• USE YOUR NODDLE
phr. use your head, act sensibly …L16 sl.

• U.S.G.
n. the American Black community, i.e. the status of Blacks, governmental statements of equal rights notwithstanding, as regards the larger US world (United States Ghettos) …1990s African-American sl.

• USH
n. the entrails of a slaughtered animal …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. 1. to clear, to empty; to cleanse …1610 Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to flow out in large quantities …1610 Sc.
vb. 3. to escort, to attend; to lead, to guide …1823 Sc. obs.
vb. 4. to work as an usher in a theatre …1981 US sl.

• USHER
int. yes! …1879 UK criminals’ sl. obs.
n. a pederast …L18 Brit. sl.

• USHER OF THE BACK DOOR
n. the odd-job man in a great house …L19 UK society sl.

• USING
adj. drug-addicted …20C US drug culture sl.

• USING-THINGS
n. domestic articles, such as crockery, etc. …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• USITATE
adj. according to custom; customary, usual …1885

• USP
n. amphetamines, MDMA …2003 UK sl.

• U.S. PLATE
n. fetters; handcuffs …1859 US criminals’ sl.

• USQUE
n. whisky …1766 Sc. & Ireland

• USQUEBAUGH
n. whisky …1766 Sc. & Ireland

• USTLEMENTS
n. ? odds and ends …1690 Eng. dial. obs.

• USTORIOUS
adj. characterized by the faculty or power of burning; able to be burnt; combustible …1724 obs.

• THE USUAL
n. 1. one’s habitual choice of drink or beverage …M19 sl.
n. 2. sexual intercourse …1990s sl.

• USUALLIES
adv. usually …1899 Eng. dial.

• UTA
adj. in abundance …1986 US sl.

• UTAH MILE
n. an indeterminate distance …1941 Amer. dial.

• U.T.B.N.B.
n. anal intercourse as a means of contraception (Up The Bum, No Babies) …1990s sl.

• UTE
n. a utility vehicle (vehicle combining the features of a sedan and a truck) …1943 Aust. colloq.

• UTENSIL
n. a chamberpot …1909 Trinidad and Tobago

• UTERAL
adj. strange, foreign …Bk1905 Sc.

• UTERINES
n. children or offspring of the same mother …1432-50 obs.

• UTEROMANIA
n. Bk1991 – nymphomania

• UTIBLE
adj. that may be used; useful, serviceable …1623 obs.

• UTICK
n. a term of reproach for a lad …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UTILIOUS
adj. useful …1651 obs.

• UTILITIES
n. US Marines combat fatigues …1991 US sl.

• UTIS
n. noise, confusion, din …1875 Eng. dial.

• UTOPIATE
n. a hallucinogen …1970s US drug culture sl.

• UTRALITY
n. tendency to favour both sides, inclination towards either party …1642 nonce word obs.

• U-TROU
n. men’s underpants …20C US sl.

• UTS!
int. a term of encouragement to dogs, esp. to incite them to fight …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UTTERANCE
n. extremity of distress …1809 Sc. obs.

• UTTERIDGE
n. utterance …1773 Sc. obs.

• U-TURN
n. a reversal of political policy …1984 UK sl.

• UTZPAY
n. a fool, an idiot …1930s Pig Latin for ‘putz’

• UVART
adj. unfrequented, lonesome; clumsy …Bk1905 Sc.

• UVID
adj. moist, wet …1656 obs. rare

• UVs
n. sun rays, sunshine …1968 US sl.

• UVVIL
n. a piece of rag protecting an injured finger; a finger-stall …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• U-WEAR
n. men’s underpants …20C US sl.

• UXORIAL
adj. pertaining to a wife; characterized by excessive affection for one’s wife; servilely submissive to a wife …1800

• UXORIOUS
adj. excessively or submissively fond of a wife …1598

• UXTER
n. 1. a pocketbook or purse …1896 UK criminals’ sl.
n. 2. money …L19 sl.

• U.Y.B.
n. a woman (Uppity Yankee Bitch) …1986 US college sl., derogatory

• UZBIRD
n. a term of reproach; generally applied to children …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UZI
n. a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine …1994 US sl.

• UZZFAY
n a police officer …1955 US Pig Latin for ‘fuzz’


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