Dictionary: WAS – WD


• WASH
n. Washington …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 1. to be believable …1849 sl.
vb. 2. to kill deliberately …1941 US sl.

• WASH A NEGRO
vb. to attempt an impossible task …1611 obs. rare, now offensive

• WASH-ASHORE
n. a visitor or non-native resident …1983 Amer. dial.

• WASHATERIA
n. 1. a self-service laundry …1940 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a community building housing laundry and bathing facilities and serving as a source of treated drinking water …1982 Alaska usage

• WASH AWAY
vb. to kill deliberately …1941 US sl.

• WASH-BEAR
n. the raccoon …1891

• WASHBOARD
n. a baseboard; a board on a wall next to the floor …1806 Amer. dial.

• WASHBOARD FIGURE
n. a feminine figure without curves …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WASHED OUT
adj. 1. killed …World War I Amer. sl.
adj. 2. mediocre …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WASHED UP
adj. dead …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WASH-FOOT BAPTIST
n. a member of a Baptist sect that practices ‘foot washing’ – a rite in which church members wash one another’s feet …1889 Amer. dial.

• WASH-HOLE
n. an area of comparatively deep water in a stream, used for bathing or swimming; a swimming hole …1872 Amer. dial.

• WASHING
n. bathing, swimming …1897 Amer. dial.

• WASHING BEAR
n. a raccoon …1938 Amer. dial.

• WASHING HOLE
n. an area of comparatively deep water in a stream, used for bathing or swimming; a swimming hole …1894 Amer. dial.

• THE WASHING OF THE BLACKAMORE
n. 1768 Sc. – a vain endeavour

• WASH-MOUTH
n. one who blurts out anything he has heard; a babbler; a foul-mouthed person …1746 Eng. dial.

• WASH ONE’S IVORIES
vb. to drink …1823 sl.

• WASHOUT
n. an unattractive person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WASH RAG
n. a washcloth …1934 Amer. dial.

• WASHSCRATCHER
n. a scouring pad …1965 Amer. dial.

• WASH THE BONES
vb. to mix up dominoes …sl.

• WASH THE MILK OFF ONE’S LIVER
vb. to purge oneself of cowardice …1732 obs.

• WASHUP
n. a swimming hole; a large pool area in a large stream …1978 Amer. dial.
vb. (as ‘wash up’) to ruin; to destroy …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WASP
n. a person stinging and under-handed …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• WASPER
n. a wasp …1942 Amer. dial.

• WASS
vb. to run, to hurry; to exercise oneself vigorously …c1912 sl.

• WASSERMUCKER
n. a prohibitionist …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• WASTCOTIER
n. a prostitute …17C sl.

• WASTE
vb. 1. of the moon: to wane …1864 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to kill deliberately …1964 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• WASTED
adj. 1. drunk …1968 sl., orig. US
adj. 2. in a drugged state …1968 sl,. orig. US
adj. 3. overworked, tired …1995 sl.

• WASTE OF THE MOON
n. the time when the moon is waning or decreasing …1899 Amer. dial.

• WASTY
adj. wasteful …1823 Amer. dial.

• WAT
adj. 1. wet …B1900 Sc.
adj. 2. given to intemperance in drink …B1900 Sc.
n. 1. a person; especially ‘a great wat’ …1399 obs.
n. 2. a hare …a1500 hunting usage, obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 3. a material composed of matted fibres of silk, raw cotton, etc.; wadding …1662 obs.
n. 4. a Thai Buddhist temple …1871
n. 5. an outer garment …B1900 Sc.
n. 6. a welt …B1900 Sc.
n. 7. moisture …B1900 Sc.
vb. 1. to know, to inform; to assure; to be sensible of …1864 Sc.
vb. 2. to pledge, to promise …1887 Sc.

• WATCHAMACALLIT
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCH IT!
int! be careful! …1916

• WATCHMACALLEM
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-DAD
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-DADDY
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-DIDDLE
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-DINGLE
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-DOODLE
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-GADGET
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-HICKEY
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCHMA-JIGGER
n. a gadget …19C US colloq.

• WATCH SOMEONE’S WATERS
vb. 1776 US – to keep a very close eye on

• WATER
vb. 1. to ‘pack’ a jury with members who are likely to deliver a biased verdict …L18 US sl.
vb. 2. to drink alcohol …1970s US sl.

• THE WATER
n. the ocean …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WATERBAG
n. a fanatical teetotaller …1930s Aust. sl.

• WATER BANDIT
n. a water snake …1966 Amer. dial.

• WATER-BARREL
n. the stomach …M19 sl.

• WATER BEATER
n. a dragonfly …1968 Amer. dial.

• WATER BEWITCHED
n. weak tea, punch or any other liquor …L17 sl.

• WATER BEWITCHED AND COFFEE BEGRUDGED
adj. said of weak coffee …1840 Amer. dial.

• WATER BEWITCHED AND MEAL BEGRUDGED
adj. said of thin porridge …1909 Amer. dial.

• WATER BEWITCHED AND TEA BEGRUDGED
adj. said of weak tea …1840 Amer. dial.

• WATER-BOBBY
n. a river policeman …L19 sl.

• WATER-BONSE
n. a cry-baby …L19 sl.

• WATER-BOTTLE
n. 1. the penis …M17 sl.
n. 2. a total abstainer; a teetotaller …L19 sl.

• WATERBOX
n. the vagina …M17 sl.

• WATERBOY
n. a useless boxer who accepts money to lose fights …1930s US sl.

• WATER BUCK
n. anybody carrying water to a crew …1958 Amer. loggers’ sl.

• WATER BUFFALO
vb. to vomit …1980s US students’ sl.

• WATER BUG
n. a cockroach, esp. a large one, or a similar insect …1875 Amer. dial.

• WATER BURNER
n. a cook …1950s Aust. sl.

• WATERBURY WATCH
n. Scotch (whisky) …1930s rhyming sl.

• WATER-BUSTER
n. a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water; a belly-flop …1969 Amer. dial.

• WATER-BUTT
n. the stomach …M19 sl.

• WATER-CART
vb. to weep, to cry …M19 sl.

• WATER CHICKEN
n. a frog, considered as food …1859 Amer. dial.

• WATERCOURSE
n. the vagina …M17 sl.

• WATERCRESS
n. a dress …1970s rhyming sl.

• WATER DIPPER
n. a dragonfly …1968 Amer. dial.

• WATER DOG
n. 1. a halo around the sun; a short strip of rainbow …1954 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a low lying cloud at treetop level, that usually appears after a storm; a ‘rain dog’ …2004 Amer. dial.

• WATERDROP
n. the pipe that takes the collected rain-water down to the ground or to a storage tank; a downspout …1970 Amer. dial.

• WATER-ENGINE
n. the urinary organs, irrespective of gender …L19 sl.

• WATERFALL
n. 1. a handkerchief worn in the top pocket …19C sl.
n. 2. neckcloth, scarf or tie with long pendant ends …M19 sl.
n. 3. false hair …M19 sl.
n. 4. pubic hair …M19 sl.

• WATER FLY
n. a dragonfly …1970 Amer. dial.

• WATER FROST
n. a light frost; a frost that does not kill plants …1950 Amer. dial.

• WATER-FUNK
n. a person who is afraid to go in the water; a boy shy of water, either in the way of personal cleanliness or aquatics …1899

• WATERGAP
n. the vagina …M17 sl.

• WATER-GATE
n. the vagina when wet with sexual excitement …M16 sl.

• WATER HAUL
n. a fruitless or useless effort of any kind …1823 Amer. dial.

• WATERHEAD
n. a foolish person …1960s sl.

• WATER HEN
n. the number ten …1960s rhyming sl.

• WATER HOG
n. the common carp …1949 Amer. dial.

• WATER HOLE
n. 1. a restaurant, a bar; anywhere where alcoholic refreshment is available …1950s sl.
n. 2. an area where one can wander in search of sexual partners, usually a park or a bar …1970s homosexual sl.

• WATERING HOLE
n. 1. a restaurant, a bar; anywhere where alcoholic refreshment is available …1950s sl.
n. 2. an area where one can wander in search of sexual partners, usually a park or a bar …1970s homosexual sl.

• WATER-HORSE
n. 1. the hippopotamus …1398 obs.
n. 2. newly-washed codfish, which are laid upon each to drain before they are spread to dry …1792 Newfoundland
n. 3. a fabled water-spirit appearing in the form of a horse; a water kelpie …1800

• WATERING HOUSE
n. any place where alcohol is available …L18 sl.

• WATERING PLACE
n. 1. the vagina …E18 sl.
n. 2. any place where alcohol is available …L18 sl.
n. 3. a restaurant or similar place of entertainment for public drinking favoured by the rich …L19 US sl.

• WATER JACK
n. a water boy …1930 Amer. dial.

• WATER-KALE
n. broth made without meat or fat …c1470 Sc.

• WATER-KELPIE
n. the Lowland Scottish name of a fabled water-spirit or demon assuming various shapes, but usually appearing in that of a horse; it is reputed to haunt lakes and rivers, and to take delight in, or even to bring about, the drowning of travellers and others …1747 Sc.

• WATER LIZARD
n. a newt …1842 Amer. dial.

• WATERLOGGED
adj. very drunk …1910s sl.

• WATERLOO
n. 1. a halfpenny …L19 sl.
n. 2. a stew …20C rhyming sl.

• WATERMAN
n. 1. one who makes a living on the water, esp. by fishing, crabbing, or oystering …1854 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a useless boxer who accepts money to lose fights …1930s US sl.
n. 3. a heavy drinker; an alcoholic …1950s W. Indies sl.

• WATERMELON MAN
n. a drug seller …1970s African-American euphemism

• WATERMELONS
n. large female breasts …1960s sl., orig. US students’

• WATER MOSQUITO
n. a dragonfly …1969 Amer. dial.

• WATER ONE’S NAG
vb. 1. to urinate …M17 sl.
vb. 2. to have intercourse …M17 sl.

• WATER ONE’S PLANTS
vb. to shed tears; to weep; to cry …1542 jocular usage, obs.

• WATER OUT
vb. to put out a fire with water …1809 Amer. dial.

• WATER-PAN
n. a watering-can …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WATER PILOT
n. a water snake …1884 Amer. dial.

• WATER-POURER
n. the constellation Aquarius …1565 obs.

• WATER RAT
n. a muskrat …1835 Amer. dial.

• WATER ROACH
n. a cockroach, esp. a large one …1864 Amer. dial.

• WATER SMELLER
n. a divining rod; the person who uses a divining rod to find water underground …1810 Amer. dial.

• WATER SNIFFER
n. a divining rod; the person who uses a divining rod to find water underground …1967 Amer. dial.

• WATERSPOUT
n. a terrestrial tornado, esp. one accompanied by torrential rain; broadly, a violent downpour of rain …1822 Amer. dial.

• WATER THE DRAGON
vb. to urinate …Bk1902 sl.

• WATER THE HORSES
vb.Bk1999 Aust. sl. – to urinate

• WATER THE NAG
vb. to urinate …Bk1902 sl.

• WATER-WAGTAIL
n. a promiscuous woman; a prostitute; occasionally, a dissolute man …L16 sl.

• WATER-WITCH
n. 1. one who dowses for water; one who uses a divining rod to find water …1817 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a divining rod used in dowsing for water …1832 Amer. dial.
vb. to dowse for water …1850 Amer. dial.

• WATER-WITCHER
n. one who dowses for water …1952 Amer. dial.

• WATERWORKS
n. the urinary system …1902 Brit. euphemism

• WATERY CAMP
n. the surface of the sea …1598 obs.

• WATTA LIFE!
int. expressive of boredom …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WATTLE-HEAD
n.  a weak-headed person, one of weak intellect …1613 obs. rare

• WATTLES
n. the ears …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WATTY
adj. left-handed …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a simpleton; an indiscreet or foolish person …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a hare …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 3. an eel …B1900 Sc. obs.
n. 4. the pied wagtail, Motacilla lugubris …1885 Sc.
n. 5. the white-throat, Sylvia cinerea …B1900 Sc.

• WAT UP?
phr. how are your doing? …20C students’ sl.

• WAUB
n. a disreputable or slovenly person …1933 Aust. sl.

• WAUCHIE
adj. swampy, boggy …1825 Sc. obs.

• WAUFIE
n. a worthless person; a vagabond …1808 Sc.

• WAUKENING
n. a violent scolding …Bk1905 Sc.

• WAUL
vb. to roll the eyes so as to show the white …1952 Amer. dial.

• THE WAVY NAVY
n. the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve …1918 sl.

• WAWARON
n. a bullfrog …1917 Amer. dial.

• WAWLIE
n. a toy, a gewgaw …1722 Sc.

• WAX
n. 1. anger; a fit of anger …1854 sl.
n. 2. chewing gum …1903 Amer. dial.
vb. to kill deliberately …1968 US sl., orig. services’

• WAXY
adj. 1. of soil: smooth and sticky
adj. 2. angry …1853 Brit. sl.

• WAY-BACK
n. one who is behind the times; an old-fashioned person …1890 Amer. dial.

• WAYGANG
n. 1. departure, leave-taking, passing away …1736 Sc.
n. 2. a lingering taste or flavour, an aftertaste …1754 Sc.
n. 3. death …1823 Sc.

• WAY-GONE
adj. exhausted by travelling …1831

• WAY-IN
adj. conventional, conservative …1960 sl.

• WAY-LEADER
n. one who conducts or guides a traveller …1655 obs.

• WAY OFF BEAM
adj. wholly incorrect …1940s sl., orig. US

• WAY OUT
adj. unconventional, avant-garde …1959 sl.

• WAY-WORN
adj. fatigued or wearied by travel …1777

• WAZZOCK
n. a foolish person …1983 Brit. sl.


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