Dictionary: VAS – VD


• VASA
n. a vase – 1651 obs.

• VASARATOR
n. a head scarf, usually crocheted, knitted, or of lace – 1956 Amer. dial.

• VASBYT
vb. to keep going, to ‘tough it out’, to ‘bite the bullet’ – 1960s S. Afr. sl., orig. military usage

• VASCINATOR
n. a head scarf, usually crocheted, knitted, or of lace – 1917 Amer. dial.

• VASELINE
n. butter or margarine – 1910s Aust. & US sl.

• VASELINE VALLEY
n. a stretch of Oxford Street, Sydney, acknowledged as the city’s gay centre – 1980s Aust. sl.

• VASELINE VILLA
n. a YMCA frequented by gay men – 1960s US homosexual sl.

• VASIFEROUS
 adj. that carries a vessel –  1656 rare

• VASQUINE
n. a petticoat – 1553 Sc. obs.

• VASSAL
adj. servile; subordinate – 1593
n. 1. in the feudal system, one holding lands from a superior on conditions of homage and allegiance – 1300s now hist.
n. 2. a humble servant or subordinate; one devoted to the service of another – c1500
n. 3. one who holds, in relation to another, a position similar or comparable to that of a feudal vassal – 1563
n. 4. a base or abject person; a slave – 1589
n. 5. one who is completely subject to some influence – c1614
n. 6. a maidservant – 1866 Sc.
vb. 1. to reduce to the position of a vassal; to subdue – 1612 rare
vb. 2. to make subject or subordinate to some thing or person – 1613 rare

• VASSALAGE
n. 1. action befitting a good vassal or a man of courage and spirit; prowess in battle, warfare, or other difficult enterprise – 1303 obs. exc. arch.
n. 2. a brave or chivalrous act; a noble or gallant exploit – c1330 obs.
n. 3. pre-eminence, supremacy – c1430 obs.
n. 4. the state of a vassal; subordination, homage, or allegiance characteristic of a vassal – 1594
n. 5. subjection, subordination, servitude; service – 1595
n. 6. an assemblage of vassals – 1807

• VASSALATE
vb. to make subject or subordinate to some thing or person – 1659 obs.

• VASSALATION
n. vassalage, subjection – 1648 obs.

• VASSALDOM
n. the state of a vassal; subordination, homage, or allegiance characteristic of a vassal – 1876 rare

• VASSALESS
n. a female vassal – 1591 rare

• VASSALIC
adj. pert. to vassals – 1897

• VASSALIZE
vb. 1. to make subject or subordinate to some thing or person – 1599
vb. 2. to reduce to the position of a vassal; to subdue – 1641

• VASSALRY
n. 1. an assemblage of vassals – a1470
n. 2. subjection, subordination, servitude; service – 1594

• VASSALSHIP
n. vassalage – 1578

• VASSENTARY
adj. subject to fits; contrary, perverse – 1897 Eng. dial.

• VASSO
n. vaseline – 1998 Aust. sl.

• VAST
adv. exceedingly, very – 1809 Eng. dial.
int. hold it! stop! – 1942 Amer. dial.
n. 1. a very great number or amount – a1779 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a great distance; a long way – 1833 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. to lay waste; to destroy – 1434 obs.

• VASTACY
n. vastness – 1607 obs.

• VASTATE
adj. laid waste; devastated – 1629 obs.
vb. to render unsusceptible – 1892 rare

• VASTATION
n. 1. the act of laying waste, devastating, or destroying; also, an instance of this – 1545 obs.
n. 2. the fact or condition of being devastated or laid waste – 1578 obs.

• VASTATIVE
adj. devastating – 1667 obs.

• VASTATOR
n. a devastator – 1659 obs.

• VASTIDITY
n. vastness – 1603 obs.

• VASTING
n. a large quantity – Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• VASTITUDE
n. 1. devastation; a laying waste – 1545 obs.
n. 2. the quality of being vast; immensity – 1623
n. 3. a vast extent or space – 1841
n. 4. unusual largeness – 1876

• VASTITY
n. 1. the fact of being desolate, waste, void, or empty – 1545 obs.
n. 2. the quality of being vast or immense; vastness – 1603 rare
n. 3. a vast or immense space – 1652 rare

• VASTNESS
n. desolation, waste – 1605 obs. rare

• VASTURE
n. a vast or immense space – 1595 obs.

• VASTY
adj. vast, immense – 1596

• VASY
adj. slimy – 1742 obs.

• V.A.T.
n. vodka and tonic – 1980s sl.

• VAT
n. a dried-up place around a water hole – 1932 Amer. dial.

• THE VATERLAND
n. Germany – Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• VATIC
adj. pert. to a prophet or seer; prophetic, inspired – 1603

• VATICAL
adj. pert. to a prophet or seer; prophetic, inspired – 1594 obs. rare

• VATICAN ROULETTE
n. the rhythm method of birth control, as permitted by the Roman Catholic Church – 1962 jocular usage

• VATICIDE
n. 1. one who kills a prophet – 1728
n. 2. the killing of a prophet – 1853 rare

• VATICINAL
adj. of the nature of vaticination or prophecy; prophetic – 1586

• VATICINANT
adj. prophesying, predicting – 1490 obs.

• VATICINAR
n. a vaticinator or prophet – 1549 Sc. obs.

• VATICINATE
vb. 1. to speak as a prophet or seer; to utter
predictions; to foretell events – .1623
vb. 2. to foretell, to predict, or prophesy a future event – 1652

• VATICINATION
n. 1. a prediction of an oracular or inspired nature; a prophecy; a prophetic utterance or forecast – 1603
n. 2. the act vaticinating; the utterance of predictions or prophecies; also, the power or gift of this – 1623
n. 3. divine or inspired apprehension or knowledge; intuition, insight – 1678 obs.

• VATICINATOR
n. one who writes or utters vaticinations; a prophet – 1652 now rare or obs.

• VATICINATORY
adj. prophetic – 1883 rare

• VATICINATRESS
n. a female vaticinator; a prophetess – a1693 obs.

• VATICINATRIC
adj. pert. to vaticination – 1729 obs.

• VATICINE
n. a vaticination or prophecy – 1586 obs.

• VATICINIAN
adj. of the nature of vaticination or prophecy; prophetic – 1656 obs.

• VATICINY
n. a vaticination or prophecy .,..1615 obs. rare

• VATICK
n. a water pail, a bucket – 1879 Sc.

• VATINIAN
adj. of hatred: bitter, intense, violent – 1607 obs.

• VATO
n. 1. a member of a Mexican teen gang – 1970s US Hispanic usage
n. 2. in Chicano use: a man, irrespective of race – 1970s US Hispanic usage

• VATO LOCO
n. a wild guy – 1965 US sl.

• VATSGAARI
adj. rainy – 1897 Sc.

• VATSGAARIN
n. a halo around the sun, supposed to indicate bad weather – Bk1905 Sc.

• VAUDIE
adj. 1. cheerful, merry, gay, elated, delighted – c1720 Sc.
adj. 2. proud, vain, conceited, ostentatious – 1733 Sc.
adj. 3. great, strong, powerful, stout – 1793 Sc.
adj. 4. gay or fine in appearance, showy ..,1805 Sc.

• VAUDY
adj. 1. elated, cheerful, gay, merry, delighted – c1720 Sc.
adj. 2. proud, conceited, vain; forward – 1785 Sc.
adj. 3. stout, stalwart; great, powerful, strong – 1793 Sc.
adj. 4. gay or fine in appearance – 1805 Sc.

• VAUGHOUSE
n. a guard-house – 1616 obs.

• VAUKIE
adj. proud, well-pleased – Bk1905 Sc.

• VAULT
n. 1. a covered conduit for carrying away water or filth; a drain or sewer – c1400 obs.
n. 2. a natural cavern, cave, or overarched space – 1535
n. 3. a necessary-house; a privy – 1617 obs.
n. 4. a hotel baggage checkroom – 1954 US sl.
vb. 1. to possess carnally – L16 sl.
vb. 2. to conceal in a safe place; used chiefly in reference to money or valuables – 1933 Amer. dial.

• VAULTER
n. a prostitute – L16 sl.

• VAULTING-DOOR
n. the door of a ‘vaulting-house’ (brothel) – 1596 obs.

• VAULTING HOUSE
n. a brothel – 1596 sl. obs.

• VAULTING-SCHOOL
n. 1. a brothel – 1606 sl. obs.
n. 2. an academy where vaulting, and other manly exercises are taught – a1700 obs.

• VAULTS
n. a place where intoxicating liquors are sold at the counter only – Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• VAUNCE
vb. to advance – 1303 obs.

• VAUNEANT
n. a good-for-nothing person – 1621 obs.

• VAUNT
int. away! be off! – 1598 obs. rare
n. a front part or portion – 1589 obs. rare
vb. 1. to boast or brag; to use boastful or bragging language – 1400s now arch.
vb. 2. to extol, glorify or praise oneself – a1400-50 obs.
vb. 3. to proclaim or display proudly – 1590 obs.

• VAUNTAGE
n. a boasting, vaunting – 1818 rare

• VAUNTER
n. 1. a boaster or braggart – 1456 arch.
n. 2. a boastful assertor, extoller, commender, or praiser of something – 1553 arch.

• VAUNTERY
n. 1. vaunting, boasting; boastful or vainglorious bearing or show – 1491 obs. or arch.
n. 2. a boast, a vaunt – 1603 obs.

• VAUNTFUL
adj. boastful – 1590 arch.
adv. boastfully – a1814 rare

• VAUNTIE
adj. of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated; exultant – 1724 Sc.
n. a vain, vaunting, self-conceited fellow; a braggadocio – 1825 Sc.

• VAUNTINESS
n. boastfulness – 1820 rare

• VAUNTING
n. 1. boasting, bragging – c1340 arch.
n. 2. a boast – 1793 arch.

• VAUNTINGNESS
n. boastfulness – 1727 obs.

• VAUNTISE
n. a vaunt or boast – c1477 obs.

• VAUNTPARLER
n. 1. ‘one that is too forward to speak’ – a1529 obs.
n. 2. one who speaks for or on behalf of others; a spokesman – 1534 obs.

• VAUNTSQUARE
vb. to face or front squarely – 1562 obs.

• VAUNTY
adj. boastful, proud, vain; exultant; ostentatious, showy – 1724 chiefly Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. a boastful, vain person; a braggadocio – Bk1905 Sc.

• VAUR
n. care, heed – 1897 Sc.

• VAURIEN
n. a worthless, good-for-nothing fellow; a scamp – 1825-9

• VAUTERER
n. a ‘fewterer’; a keeper of hounds – 1679 obs. rare

• VAUT RIEN
n. a worthless, good-for-nothing fellow; a scamp – 1868

• VA VA VOOM
n. style; a powerful or seductive style; the quality of being interesting, exciting, or sexually appealing – 1996 US sl.

• VAVEL
vb. 1. to flutter to and fro in the wind; to flap – 1866 Sc.
vb. 2. to walk unsteadily – 1908 Sc.

• VAVITE
n. diarrhoea – 1969 Amer. dial.

• THE VAVITES
n. diarrhoea – 1969 Amer. dial.

• VAW!
int. a call to a horse to come towards one – 1856 Sc.

• VAWTER
n. a prostitute – L16 sl.

• VAWTH
n. a ‘farrow’ or litter of pigs – 1873 Eng. dial.

• VAYGE
n. an impetus; a rush; a short run before taking a leap – 1842 Eng. dial.

• VAYKAY
n. a vacation – 1970s US sl.

• VAY-YAY
vb. to spend time talking – 2006 Amer. dial.

• VAZ OUT
vb. to fray – 1896 Eng. dial.

• V.B.C.
phr. having the outline of one’s buttocks showing through one’s trousers, or revealing the top of one’s buttocks due to wearing one’s trousers lower than the waist (Visible Butt Crack) – 1980s US students’ sl.

• V.B.D.
n. an unsatisfactory evening with a member of the opposite sex; (Very Bad Date) – 1960s African-American sl.

• V.C.
adj. plucky, courageous (Victoria Cross) – L19 sl.

• VC
n. 1. the Viet Cong; a member of the Viet Cong – 1966 US sl.
n. 2. something of little or no value – 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘toss’ (Victoria Cross)

• V-CARD
n. a person’s virginity – 2001 US sl.

• VCR
n. a vicious campus rumour – 1966 US sl.

• V.D.
n. venereal disease – Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• VD BONNET
n. a condom – 1972 US sl.

• V-DUB
n. a Volkswagen motor vehicle – 1970 Aust. sl.


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