Dictionary: WAP – WAR


• WAP
n. 1. a blow, a knock, a thump …c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. a shake, a flap; a sweeping or tossing movement …a1663 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 3. a sudden storm of snow …1818 Sc.
n. 4. a pugilistic fight; also, a quarrel …1887 Sc.
n. 5. a person defective in discretion …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
n. 6. a homemade alcoholic drink consisting of any combination of hard liquors, with other beverages or fruit sometimes added; by extension, an occasion at which this is consumed …1980 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to strike, to knock upon; to strike through …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. of the wind: to blow in gusts; of a cloth: to flap in the wind; of wings: to flap, to beat …a1300 obs.
vb. 3. to wrap, to envelop; also, to wrap a covering about something …c1375 obs.
vb. 4. to throw quickly or with violence …c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to bark …c1440 obs.
vb. 6. to shake …1570 obs.
vb. 7. to have sex, usually used of a woman …E16 sl.

• WAPALOOSIE
n. an imaginary animal …1910 Amer. dial.

• WAPATOLLIE
n. a homemade alcoholic drink consisting of any combination of hard liquors, with other beverages or fruit sometimes added; by extension, an occasion at which this is consumed …1980 Amer. dial.

• WAPATULI
n. a homemade alcoholic drink consisting of any combination of hard liquors, with other beverages or fruit sometimes added; by extension, an occasion at which this is consumed …1980 Amer. dial.

• WAPI
n. sexual intercourse …1950s W. Indies

• WAP-JAWED
adj. crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape …1911 Amer. dial.

• WAP-JOHN
n. a gentleman’s coachman …1826 sl.

• WAPMAN
n. a man as distinguished from a woman; a male human being …c950 obs.

• WAPMAN-KIN
n. persons of the male sex …c1200 obs.

• WAPPEN-HAPPEN
n. a tumbledown, slum shed or shanty made of old tins, bits of wood, discarded packaging and similar found objects …1930s W. Indies

• WAPPER
adj. 1. of the eyes: blinking, unsteady …1581 obs.
adj. 2. of a jaw: projecting, warped …a1825 Eng. & Amer. dial.
n. 1. anything or anyone unusually large of its kind …c1780
n. 2. a thumping lie …1791 colloq.
vb. 1. to blink the eyes; also, to move tremulously …1575 obs.
vb. 2. to be tired out …1898 Eng. dial.

• WAPPERED
adj. fatigued, wearied, restless …1868 Eng. dial.

• WAPPER-EYED
adj. blinking, blear-eyed, squinting; having restless eyes …1604 Eng. dial.

• WAPPERGEE
adj. rickety …1959 Amer. dial. rare

• WAPPER-JAW
n. a protruding or misshapen lower jaw; also, a nickname for someone having such a jaw …1899 Amer. dial.

• WAPPER-JAWED
n. 1. having a protruding or otherwise misshapen lower jaw …1836 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape …1890 Amer. dial.

• WAPPING
adj. unusually large or great …17C

• WAPPING-DELL
n. a prostitute …17C sl.

• WAPPING-MORT
n. a prostitute …17C sl.

• WAPPIT
adj. exhausted, tired out, played out, feeble, without energy …1895 Sc.

• WAPPLE-EYED
adj. wapper-eyed …1937 Amer. dial.

• WAPPLE-JAWED
adj. having a protruding or misshapen lower jaw …1854 Amer. dial.

• WAPPY
adj. sentimental, idealistic …1950s sl.

• WAPPY-JAWED
adj. crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape …1884 Amer. dial.

• WAPS
n. the female breasts …1990s sl.

• WAPSED DOWN
adj. drunk …20C US sl.

• WAP-WAPS
n. the female breasts …1990s sl.

• WAR
adj. worse …c1250 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
adv. worse …c1200 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to make war upon …1154 obs.
vb. 2. to harass, to persecute …a1225 obs.
vb. 3. to ravage a city, land, etc. by warlike operations; to harry …1297 obs.
vb. 4. to ‘worse’, to defeat in a contest or competition; to surpass, to excel …1483 Sc.

• WARAHOON
n. a noisy ill-bred person …1960s W. Indies

• WAR AND STRIFE
n. one’s wife …1920s rhyming sl.

• WARAP
n. 1. a cheap, tasteless meal, esp. a soup …20C W. Indies
n. 2. a cheap meal made of fish or meat and ‘ground-provisions’, i.e. locally available starchy roots, all boiled up together …20C W. Indies

• WARA-WARA
adj. cheap, of inferior quality, esp. of clothing …20C W. Indies & Guyana
n. bits and pieces …20C W. Indies

• WARB
n. 1. a dirty, unkempt person …1930s Aust. sl.
n. 2. a drunkard, a down-and-out …1930s Aust. criminal sl.
n. 3. a fool, a simpleton …1930s Aust. sl.
n. 4. a low-paid manual worker …1930s Aust. sl.
n. 5. a disreputable or slovenly person …1933 Aust. sl.

• WAR BABY
n. 1. an illegitimate child, conceived and born while the mother’s husband is away on active service …1910s sl.
n. 2. a bond that is sold during wartime with the presumption that it will ‘grow’ in value …1910s US sl.

• WAR-BAG
n. 1. a drawstring bag or sack used for carrying one’s personal effects; a duffle bag; the contents of such a bag …1864 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a roll of bedding, etc. …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• WAR BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH
n. the American Civil War …1865 Amer. dial.

• WAR BETWEEN THE STATES
n. the American Civil War …1868 Amer. dial.

• WARBIRD
n. a golden eagle …1836 Amer. dial.

• WARBLE
vb. 1. to shake or cause to vibrate; to brandish …1510 obs.
vb. 2. to vibrate, to quiver; to wobble …1549 obs.
vb. 3. to manipulate the strings of a musical instrument in playing …1578 obs.
vb. 4. of a small stream: to make melody as it flows; also, of the wind …1579 poetic usage
vb. 5. to quarrel, to wrangle …1600 obs. rare
vb. 6. of a stringed instrument: to give forth melodious sounds …1620 obs.
vb. 7. to talk in a pleasant manner …17C sl.
vb. 8. to yodel …1880 US

• WARBLER
n. 1. a female singer …1940s sl.
n. 2. a telephone whose bell ‘warbles’ rather then rings …1970s sl.
n. 3. a public defender …20C US criminals’ sl.

• WARBLING
adj. in continual motion, quivering …1549 obs.
n. 1. an altercation; a quarrel, quarrelling …1600 obs. rare
n. 2. a vibration or quivering …1621 obs.
n. 3. yodelling …1880 US

• WAR-BOY
n. in Africa: a coloured fighting man or soldier …1889

• WARBY
adj. unprepossessing in appearance or disposition, unkempt, disreputable, decrepit …1920s Aust. sl.

• WARCH
n. a pain, an ache …c900 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
vb. to ache, to suffer pain; to throb painfully …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• WAR-CLOUD
n. something that threatens war …1827

• WAR CLUB
n. a baseball bat …20C US sl.

• WAR CRY
n. a mixture of stout and mild ale …L19 sl.

• WARD
n. 1. a watchman, a guard, a keeper, a warden …a680 obs.
n. 2. a company of watchmen or guards …c1000 rare
n. 3. care or charge of a prisoner; the condition of being a prisoner; custody, imprisonment …c1290 rare
n. 4. care, regard …a1300 obs.
n. 5. a prison …1338 obs.
n. 6. duty entrusted to one; office …1338 obs.
n. 7. a part or division of a forest …1425 obs.
n. 8. a garrison …c1500 obs.
n. 9. an orphan under age …1559 obs.
n. 10. defense, protection, shelter …1582 obs.
vb. 1. to rule, to govern a land or people; to administer an estate; to act as guardian to a child …a1000 obs.
vb. 2. to guard, to stand guard over; to keep in safety, to take care of; to defend, to protect …a1035 arch.
vb. 3. to man with a garrison; to protect or shield with some work or contrivance; to fortify a castle …1340-70 obs.
vb. 4. to keep in close custody or confinement; to imprison …1390 chiefly Sc. obs.
vb. 5. to award …1442 obs.
vb. 6. to carefully keep a secret …1881 rare

• WARDAGE
n. the function of a sentinel or guardian …1878 rare

• WARDAY
n. a week-day as opposed to Sunday …1598 Eng. dial.

• WARDECORPS
n. a body-guard; an armed personal attendant …a1330 obs.

• WARDED
adj. detained ‘in ward’, imprisoned …c1610 Sc. obs.

• WARDEN
n. 1. one who guards, protects, or defends …a1225 obs.
n. 2. a gatekeeper, a porter, a sentinel …a1225 rare
n. 3. a custodian of a building, esp. a temple or church …c1290 obs.
n. 4. the governor of a town, province, or district; the commander of a fortress …1297 obs.
n. 5. a wife …20C US sl.

• WARDENSHIP
n. guardianship, safe-keeping …a1300 rare

• WAR DEPARTMENT
n. a wife; also, a man’s mother (rare) …1942 Amer. jocular usage

• WARDER
n. 1. a beacon or sea-mark …1584 obs. rare
n. 2. a person in ward, a prisoner …1584 Sc. obs. rare

• WARDERER
int. ? look out behind! …c1386 obs. rare

• WARDERESS
n. a female warder in a prison …1878

• WARDHOUSE
n. a guard-house for prisoners …1590 Sc. obs.

• WARDIN
n. a landlady, a hostess …1493 obs. rare

• WARDING
n. imprisonment …1497 Sc.

• WARDING-PLACE
n. a place of confinement for prisoners …1573 Sc. obs.

• WAR-DOG
n. a fierce warrior …1813

• WARDRESS
n. a female warder in a prison …1878

• WARDROBE
n. 1. a private chamber; esp. a sleeping apartment …a1300 obs.
n. 2. a privy …1382 obs.
n. 3. a room in which wearing apparel (sometimes armour) was kept; esp. a room adjoining the ‘chamber’ or sleeping apartment; hence, a dressing-room …1387-8 obs.
n. 4. the excrement of the badger …c1400 obs.

• WARDROBE DEALER
n. a dealer in secondhand clothes …1896

• WARDROBER
n. 1. an officer of a royal household who had charge of the robes, wearing apparel, etc. …a1400-50 obs.
n. 2. the tailor attached to a religious house …1526 obs.

• WARDROBE-STUFF
n. household necessaries and supplies …1537 obs.

• WARDSMAN
n. 1. an arbitrator …1482 obs.
n. 2. a watchman who is responsible for prisoners …1683

• WARD-WOMAN
n. a woman in charge of her mistress’s wardrobe …1831 arch.

• WARE
adj. 1. prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
adj. 2. cognizant, informed, conscious …c1000 obs. exc. arch.
adj. 3. prepared, on one’s guard, watchful, vigilant, cautious, alert …c1000 arch.
adj. 4. careful or guarded in action …a1240 obs.
n. 1. seaweed; esp. large drift seaweed used as manure …c725 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. watchful care, heed; safe-keeping, defense, protection …c893 obs.
n. 3. pus, matter …c1200 obs.
n. 4. the season of spring …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 5. field-produce, crops, vegetables …1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 6. livestock (cattle, sheep, poultry) …1422 obs.
n. 7. a woman …1558 jocular
n. 8. the privy parts of either sex …1561 obs.
n. 9. the breasts or other sexual characteristics …18C Brit.
vb. 1. to beware of, to guard against; to avoid, to shun, to keep clear of …a900 arch.
vb. 2. to guard oneself, to be careful, to take care …a1000 obs.
vb. 3. to give heed, to take care, to be one’s guard …c1250  obs.
vb. 4. to spend, to lay out money or goods …a1417 exc. Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 5. to be apprehensive or careful for …c1420 obs.

• WAR EAGLE
n. a golden eagle …1819 Amer. dial.

• WARE AND WISE
adj. prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.

• WAREFUL
adj. watchful, cautious …1548 obs.

• WAREFULNESS
n. caution, carefulness …1548 obs.

• WAREHOUSE
n. 1. a mason’s or carpenter’s workshop …1530 obs.
n. 2. a tradesman’s inner or back shop …1580 obs.
n. 3. a shop …c1730 obs.
n. 4. a large, fashionable pawn shop …1900s society sl.
n. 5. a large and impersonal institution offering shelter to the mentally ill, the old, or the poor …1960s sl.
vb. 1. to put in prison …1881 sl.
vb. 2. to place in pawn …1900s society sl.
vb. 3. to place an individual, usually a mental patient, in a large an impersonal institution, i.e. to ‘put them away’ …1970s US sl.
vb. 4. to go to parties in abandoned warehouses, a popular youth movement in the mid-1980s …1980s sl.

• WAREHOUSING
n. the buying of shares as a nominee of another trader, with a view to a takeover …1971 sl.

• WARELESS
adj. 1. unwary, incautious, imprudent …1562 obs.
adj. 2. unguarded, unconscious of danger …1565 obs.

• WARELINESS
n. caution, carefulness …c1000 obs.

• WARELY
adj. of a person, his actions, etc.: cautious, circumspect, prudent …a900 obs.
adv. watchfully, cautiously, circumspectly; prudently …c897 obs.

• WARENESS
n. cautiousness, vigilance …971 obs.

• WARES
n. the breasts or other sexual characteristics …18C Brit.

• WARESTALL
n. a store cupboard …1508 Sc. obs.

• WARETACK
n. a safeguard …1542 obs.

• WARE THE HAWK!
int. a warning cry, indicating that a bailiff or constable is approaching …16C sl.

• WAR-FAIN
adj. eager to fight …1876

• WARFARE
vb. to wage war; to take part in war; to serve in the field …1565 obs.

• WARFARER
n. a warrior …1591 obs.

• WARFARING
adj. waging war; taking part in war; militant …1549
n. the act of waging war …1598

• WARFARINGLY
adv. in a warlike manner; martially …1611 obs.

• WARFUL
adj. bellicose, inclined to war …1530 obs. rare

• WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE
n. the American Civil War …1861 Amer. dial.

• WAR-HABLE
adj. fit for war; of military age …1590 obs.

• WAR-HAWK
n. one who is eager for the fray …1798 US

• WAR-HEADLING
n. a military chieftain or commander …a1300 obs.

• WAR HOOP
n. an American Indian or one of partial American Indian ancestry …1967 Amer., chiefly West usage

• WAR HOOT
n. an American Indian or one of partial American Indian ancestry …1967 Amer., chiefly West usage

• WAR-HORSE
n. a veteran soldier or politician; a person full of warlike memories …1884
n. 2. (usually as ‘war horse’) an aggressive or determined woman …20C US sl.
n. 3. (usually as ‘war horse’) a wife …1965 Amer. jocular usage

• WAR-HOUND
n. a warmonger, one who urges or attempts to stir up war …1812

• WARIABLE
adj. deserving of cursing; execrable …1382 obs.

• WARIANGLE
n. a term of contemptuous abuse …a1400-50 obs. rare

• WARIED
adj. cursed, accursed…c975 obs.

• WARIER
n. one who curses …1382 obs.

• WARIFY
vb. to render wary or timorous …1614 nonce word obs.

• WARIMENT
n. precaution …1596 obs. rare

• WARING
adj. aware, cognizant of …1571 obs. rare
n. 1. spending, investing of money …c1375 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. payment of a price …c1315 obs.

• WARISH
n. hard skin, a callosity, a callous …1570 obs.
vb. 1. to heal, to cure a person of a sickness or trouble …c1250 obs.
vb. 2. to recover from sickness or trouble …a1300 obs.
vb. 3. to guard, to secure, to protect, to preserve; to save, to rescue …c1350 obs.
vb. 4. to become hard or callous …1570 obs.

• WARISOME
adj. cautious or careful …1628 obs. rare

• WARISOMENESS
n. caution, carefulness …1607 obs.

• WARISON
n. 1. wealth, possessions …1297 obs.
n. 2. a gift bestowed by a superior; a reward …a1300 obs.
n. 3. ‘reward’, due punishment …a1366 obs.

• WARK
n. a pain, an ache …c900 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. to ache, to suffer pain; to throb painfully …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

• WARLIKE
adj. equipped for fighting or for war …c1420 obs.

• WARLIKELY
adv. in a warlike condition or manner …1548 obs.

• WARLIKENESS
n. warlike disposition …1605 obs.

• WARLINESS
n. warlike disposition, valiantness …1599 obs. rare

• WARLING
n. one who is despised or disliked …1546 obs.

• WARLOCK
adj. malignant, wicked …c1375 obs.
n. 1. a damned soul in hell …a900 obs. rare
n. 2. a devil, a demon, spirit of hell …a900 obs. rare
n. 3. a savage or monstrous creature (hostile to men); applied to giants, cannibals, mythical beasts, etc. …a1000 obs.
n. 4. a wicked person; a scoundrel, a reprobate; a general term of reproach or abuse …a1000 obs.
n. 5. the Devil; Satan …a1000 obs.
n. 6. an oath-breaker, a traitor …a1023 obs.
n. 7. a cairn, a pile of stones in Scandinavian regions …1584 obs.

• WARLOCKRY
n. the practice of magic by men; wizardry …1818

• WARLORD
n. a street-gang leader …1950s African-American & teen sl.

• WARLY
adj. 1. skilled in war; martial; fond of war, bellicose; valiant …1423 obs.
adj. 2. pert. to war …1457 obs.
adj. 3. equipped or munitioned for war …c1470 obs.
adv. in a warlike manner …c1400 obs.

• WARM
adj. 1. hot-tempered, angry …1547
adj. 2. comfortably off, well-to-do; rich, affluent …1571 colloq.
adj. 3. prone to sexual desire; amorous …1592
adj. 4. of fighting, conflict, an onset: vigorously conducted; pressing hard on or harassing the foe; of a combatant: dangerous to tackle; of a locality: dangerous to live in, inhabited by turbulent spirits …1627
adj. 5. of imagination, ideas, expectations, etc.: ardent, lively, glowing …1668
adj. 6. of a bill: exorbitant in its charges …1892 colloq.
adj. 7. of a woman: sexy, provocative …L19 sl.
adj. 8. mediocre …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 1. a state of sensation of being warm; warmth …a1250 rare
n. 2. a great deal, much …20C W. Indies
vb. 1. to occupy one’s bed …1599 jocular usage, obs.
vb. 2. to inaugurate a new house by a feast or entertainment …1617 obs.
vb. 3. to beat, to thrash, to flog …1824 Eng. dial.

• WAR-MAN
n. 1. a fighting-man, a warrior, a soldier …1456 rare
n. 2. a man-of-war, a warship …1546 Sc. obs.

• WARM AS THEY MAKE THEM
adj. of a woman: very sexy …L19 sl.

• WARM BEER
n. urine …1960s sl.

• WARM BIT
n. a promiscuous, sexy woman …L19 sl.

• WARM-BLOODED
adj. ardent, fervent, passionate …1831

• WARM BODY
n. an insignificant person, someone who is present but does not participate …20C US sl.

• WARM CORNER
n. anywhere frequented by prostitutes …L19 sl.

• WARMED OVER
adj. derivative, unimaginative …L19 sl.

• WARMFUL
 adj. full of warmth …c1611 obs. rare

• WARM HEAD
n. a warm-headed, excitable, impetuous person …1684 obs.

• WARM-HEADED
adj. having a heated fancy or excitable temperament …1690

• WARM HOUSE
n. a cellar …1936 Amer. dial.

• WARMING
n. a thrashing, a trouncing …1681

• WARMING-PAN
n. 1. a large old-fashioned watch …1668 sl.
n. 2. a female bedfellow …1678 sl.
n. 3. a person who temporarily hold a place or employment until the intended occupant is ready to take it …1846

• WARM IT TO ANYBODY OR ANYTHING
vb. to strike or work hard …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• WARMLY
adj. full of warmth …c1470 obs. rare

• WARMNESS
n. 1. the state of being well-to-do …1399 obs.
n. 2. lukewarmness …1561 obs. rare
n. 3. heat of anger …1563 obs.

• WARM ONE’S ARSE
vb. to thrash …M19 sl.

• WARM ONE’S BRITCHES
vb. to put pressure on someone to do something he should have already done …1965 Amer. dial.

• WARM ONE’S JACKET
vb. to thrash …M19 sl.

• WARM ONE’S ONION
vb. to punish, to chastise …B1900 Eng. dial.

• WARMONGER
n. 1. a mercenary soldier …1590 obs. rare
n. 2. one who seeks to bring about war …1817

• WARM-POCKETED
adj. rich, well-to-do …1899 Eng. dial.

• A WARM RECEPTION
n. a vigorous onslaught or resistance; a demonstration of hostile feeling …1702

• WARMTH
n. 1. of herbs: aphrodisiac quality …1697 obs.
n. 2. excitement, exhilaration …1749 rare
n. 3. the state of being prosperous or well-off …1888

• WARM THE EARS
vb. 1. to get more than enough to drink …1889 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to strike or box the ears …1889 Eng. dial.

• WARM THE WAX OF SOMEONE’S EAR
vb. to box someone’s ears …M19 sl.

• WARM THE WHOLE OF ONE’S BODY
vb. to stand with one’s back to the fire …20C sl.

• WARM ‘UN
n. a prostitute …L19 sl.

• WARM UP
n. 1. a wash before intercourse …1970s sl.
n. 2. sexual foreplay …1970s sl.
vb. to indulge in sexual foreplay …1900s sl.

• WARM UP OLD PORRIDGE
vb. to renew old love …1864 Eng. dial.

• WARM-UPS
n. leftover food …1950 Amer. dial.

• WARM WET
n. weak coffee …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WARM WITH
n. a drink of warm spirits and water with sugar …M19 sl.

• WARM WORK
n. hot fighting …1760

• WARN
n. an indication or sign of something about to happen …a1300 obs.
vb. 1. to prevent, to hinder, to restrain from action …c888 obs.
vb. 2. to forbid a person to do something …c893 obs.
vb. 3. to refuse or deny a thing to a person; to refuse to grant …c897 obs.
vb. 4. to take heed, to be on one’s guard, to beware …c1000 obs.
vb. 5. to resist …c1175 obs.
vb. 6. to prevent a person from having something …a1240 obs.
vb. 7. to refuse to take or accept …c1300 obs.
vb. 8. to fortify; to protect, to defend …c1330 obs. rare

• WARNABLE
adj. that may be forbidden …c1449 obs. rare

• WARNING
n. a notification of a death and forthcoming funeral …1807 Amer. dial.

• WARNING PAPER
n. a notification of a death and forthcoming funeral …1950 Amer. dial.

• WARN-WORD
n. a word of warning …1602 obs.

• WAR OF REBELLION
n. name commonly used in the North during, and for many years after, the war to describe it …US Civil War usage

• WAR OF THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH
n. the American Civil War …1865 Amer. dial.

• WAR OF THE REBELLION
n. the American Civil War …1873 Amer. dial.

• WARP
n. the lookout man for a team of thieves who steal by hooking objects from stalls or shop windows …L16 UK criminals’ sl.
vb. to hit or beat someone …1861 Amer. dial.

• WAR PAINT
n. 1. cosmetics, make-up …1869 sl.
n. 2. court dress, formal dress …M19 sl.
n. 3. military uniform …M19 sl.

• WARP AWAY
vb. to leave hastily …1990s US sl.

• WARPE
n. the lookout man for a team of thieves who steal by hooking objects from stalls or shop windows …L16 UK criminals’ sl.

• WARPED
adj. drunk …2000s Irish sl.

• WARP IT TO SOMEONE
vb. to strike a blow at someone; to beat violently  …1876 Amer. dial.

• WARRAYABLE
adj. a1400 obs. rare – fit for warfare

• WARREN
n. a brothel …Bk1902 sl.

• WARRIOUS
adj. warlike …1581 obs. rare

• WAR SECRETARY
n. a wife …1965 Amer. jocular usage

• WART
n. a contemptible person …1896 sl.

• WART FROG
n. 1. a toad …c1950 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a bullfrog …1969 Amer. dial.

• WAR TO THE KNIFE
n. war to the last extremity; fierce or relentless war; deadly strife; a bitter and deadly struggle; hostility without cessation or moderation …1812

• WARTS AND ALL
phr. without concealment of the (unattractive) truth …1930 sl.

• WARTY
n. 1. a toad …1939 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WARTY TOAD
n. a toad …1939 Amer. dial.

• WAR WHOOP
n. an American Indian or one of partial American Indian ancestry …1930 Amer., chiefly West usage

• WAR WIDOW
n. a woman whose husband is away at war …US Civil War usage


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