Dictionary: WE – WEK


• WEAK AS A WET WHISTLE
adj. Bk1999 Aust. sl. – very weak or ineffectual
 
• WEAK AS A WOOLLY MITTEN
adj. weak, as from illness (woolly mitten = kitten) …Brit. sl.
 
• WEAK AS BRANCH WATER
adj. very weak, as coffee, etc. …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAK AS CATS’ PISS
adj. Bk1999 Aust. sl. – very weak; said of an alcoholic beverage
 
• WEAK ENOUGH TO FALL OFF THE TABLE
adj. said of weak coffee …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAK JERKS
n. a feeling of faintness and shakiness or palpitations, often as a result of hunger, fear, or anxiety …a1978 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAK SISTER
n. the weakest member of a group, male or female …M19 orig. US
 
• WEAK TAP
n. one who has a low income …1950s sl.
 
• WEAK TREMBLES
n. a feeling of faintness and shakiness or palpitations, often as a result of hunger, fear, or anxiety …1889 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAK-WRISTED
adj. weak; effeminate; homosexual …1950s sl.,  orig. US
 
 WEALSMAN
n. one devoted to the public weal; a statesman, a politician …1607 obs. rare
 
 WEALSOME
adj. happy, prosperous, fraught with happiness …1382 obs.
 
• WEAMISH
adj. squeamish, fastidious …1571 obs.
 
• WEAN
n. 1. a woman; a damsel; a term of endearment for a little girl …1703 Eng. dial.
n. 2. an immoral woman; a term of reproach for a shrewish or dirty woman …1740 Eng. dial.
 
• WEANER
n. a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEANER HOUSE
n. a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1929 Amer. dial.
 
 WEANIE
n. a very young or little child …1785 Eng. dial.
 
• WEANING CABIN
n. a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1977 Amer. dial.
 
• WEANING HOUSE
n. a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1973 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAPON
n. the penis …a1000 sl.
 
• WEAPONHEAD
n. a foolish person …1980s Aust. prison sl.
 
• WEAR
n. an open-mouthed kiss …1950s Irish sl.
vb. to tolerate, to stand, to believe …1910s sl.
 
• WEAR A BARLEY-CAP
vb. to be tipsy …1679 obs.
 
• WEAR A BRICK IN ONE’S HAT
vb. to be under the influence of liquor, to be drunk …1848 US
 
• WEAR A CRYSTAL VEIL
vb. to attempt unsuccessfully to hide one’s homosexual preferences …1940s US homosexual sl.
 
• WEAR A CUT-GLASS VEIL
vb. to attempt unsuccessfully to hide one’s homosexual preferences …1940s US homosexual sl.
 
• WEAR A FORKER
vb. to be cuckolded …E17
 
• WEAR A GREEN BONNET
vb. to be bankrupt …19C
 
• WEAR A HAT
vb. 1. to have a steady girlfriend; to be married; to bring one’s partner to a party …1960s US teen sl.
vb. 2. to lead a respectable life …1960s US teen sl.
 
• WEAR A HEAD
vb. to be intelligent …E19 sl.
 
• WEAR A HEMPEN NECKTIE
vb. to be hanged …Bk1902 sl.
 
• WEAR A JACKET FOR
vb. for a husband to accept a child fathered by his wife’s lover …20C W. Indies
 
• WEAR BACHELOR’S BUTTONS
vb. to be unmarried; to remain a bachelor …1857
 
• WEAR DOWN TO THE NAIL
vb. to wear out, or ‘to the bone’; to be almost at an end …1873 Sc.
 
• WEAR HORNS
vb. 18C US – to be cuckolded
 
• WEARING A SMILE
adj. undressed; nude …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WEARING THE HACKING JACKET
adj. pregnant …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEARING THE JACKET
adj. pregnant …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAR RAGS
vb. to be having one’s period …19C sl.
 
• WEAR THE BELLS
vb. to act the fool …1931 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAR THE BREECHES
vb. to have the real authority; usually said of a woman or wife …1666
 
• WEAR THE BRITCHES
vb. to have the real authority; usually said of a woman or wife …1909 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAR THE BUSTLE WRONG
vb. to be pregnant …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• WEAR THE PANTS
vb. to be in charge; to dominate …Aust. sl.
 
• WEAR THE RAG
vb. to menstruate …1965 Amer. sl.
 
• WEAR TWO FACES UNDER ONE HAT
vb. to practise deceit …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 
• WEARY ANN
n. a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• THE WEARY WILLIES
n. general feelings of physical discomfort or illness, esp. delirium tremens …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEARY WILLY
n. a nickname for a slow or lazy person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WEASEL
n. a mean, greedy or sneaking fellow …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• WEASEL WORD
n. a word that is used in a deliberately misleading way …1900 sl., orig. US
 
• WEASLE
vb. of a person: to shrink, to shrivel …1856 Amer. dial.
 
• WEASLY
adj. shrivelled, stunted; sickly-looking; contemptibly small or worthless …1856 Amer. dial.
 
• WEASY
adj. queasy …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER
vb. rain, to storm …1896 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER BIRD
n. a cuckoo …1951 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER BREEDER
n. an unseasonably or unusually fine day, regarded as presaging bad weather …1780 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHERCOCKY
adj. fickle, changeable, inconstant …1886
 
• WEATHER FALL
n. a period of rain, snow, hail, or heavy fog …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER GAGE
n. 1776 US – an advantage
 
• WEATHER GALL
n. a halo around the sun …1785 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER HOG
n. a groundhog or woodchuck, esp. one designated to predict the weather on Groundhog Day …1886 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER LIGHT
n. a will-o’-the wisp …1837 Amer. dial.
 
 WEATHER-PEG
n. the nose …B1900 Eng. dial., jocular usage
 
• WEATHER-PROPHET BIRD
n. a cuckoo …1951 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER VANE
n. a cuckoo …1951 Amer. dial.
 
• WEATHER WORM
n. a hairy caterpillar …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• WEB
n. a snowshoe …1902 Amer. dial.
vb. to travel, to make one’s way on snowshoes …1959 Amer. dial.
 
• WEBB
n. 1672 Algonquian – a wife
 
• WEBFOOTER
n. an Oregonian, so called because much rain falls in Oregon …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• WEBSTER
n. a weaver …1703 Sc.
 
 WED-BREAK
n. an adulterer …1770 obs.
 
• WEDDINGER
n. a member of a wedding party; rarely, a bride or groom, a newlywed …1774 Amer. dial.
 
 WEDFELLOW
n. a spouse, either husband or wife …B1900
 
• WEDGE
n. 1. a large sandwich, a submarine sandwich …1958 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a wad of banknotes; hence, generally, a significant amount of money …1977 Brit. sl., orig. criminals’ sl.
 
• WEDGIE
n. a large sandwich, a submarine sandwich …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE
n. urination …1968 sl., a child’s word or euphemism
vb. to urinate …1934 sl., a child’s word or euphemism
 
• THE WEE BABES
adj. excellent, good, exactly as required …1988 Sc. sl.
 
• WEED
n. 1. tobacco …1606 sl.
n. 2. a thin and unhealthily delicate person …1869 sl.
n. 3. marijuana or a marijuana cigarette …1929 sl.
 
• WEED-BENDER
n. 1. a rustic or countrified person …1933 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a cowboy …1945 US railroaders’ usage
 
• WEEDELY
n. a young chicken …1984 Amer. dial.
 
• WEED-HEAD
n. a habitual user of marijuana …1952 sl., chiefly US
 
• WEEDILY
int. a call to chickens at feeding time …1966 Amer. dial.
n. a young chicken …1984 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEDLING 
n. 1. a small weed …1820
n. 2. a slight, weakly person …1890
 
• WEED MONKEY
n. 1. a dissolute woman, a girl of easy virtue, a slut …1938 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a rustic or countrified person …1955 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEDMONKEYING
n. seeking the company of dissolute women …1938 Amer. dial.
 
• WEED ONE’S OWN ROW
vb. to take care of oneself; to mind one’s own business …1856 Amer. dial.
 
• WEED-SUCKER
n. a rustic or countrified person; a hillbilly …2002 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEDY
adj. used to denote unhealthy thinness and weakness;  tall or long and slender; lanky…1852 sl.
 
• WEEFLY
adj. feeble …1894 Sc.
 
• WEEGIE
n. an Australasian Teddy-girl …1950 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
• WEEHAW
adj. askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable …1894 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE-HOO!
int. a call to get the pigs in at feeding time …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE HOUSE
n. an outdoor privy …1981 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEKENDER
n. someone who indulges in occasional drug-taking, esp. at weekends …1955 sl., orig. US
 
• WEEKEND HO
n. a ‘weekend whore’; a prostitute who usually only works on weekends or during conventions …M20 African-American sl.
 
• WEEKEND WARRIOR
n. a ‘weekend’ or occasional prostitute …M20 US sl.
 
• WEEK OF SUNDAYS
n. a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• THE WEEK OF THE FOUR FRIDAYS
n. an imaginary date that will never arrive …1760-72 obs.
 
• WEEKY-DAY
n. a weekday …1837 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE MACWHACHLE
n. a toddling infant …1960 Sc. jocular usage
 
• WEE MAN
n. the penis …1990s Irish sl.
 
• WEEN
n. 1. a boring, socially unappealing or unacceptable person …1950s US college sl.
n. 2. a hard-working student …1950s US college sl.
vb. to exhibit fear; to weaken …1926 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEN BUCKET
n. a boring, socially unappealing or unacceptable person …1950s US college sl.
 
• WEENCHY
adj. tiny, very little …20C US sl.
 
• WEENEY
n. a type of smoked or pork or beef sausage …1906 US sl.
 
• WEENIE
n. 1. a wiener sausage …1891 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an oaf, a jerk …20C US sl.
n. 3. the penis, esp. if small, or that of a child …20C US sl.
n. 4. a boring, socially unappealing or unacceptable person …1950s US college sl.
n. 5. a hard-working student …1950s US college sl.
 
• WEENSY
adj. very small, tiny; also used as a nickname …1889 Amer. dial.
 
• WEENTSY
adj. very small, tiny; also used as a nickname …1958 Amer. dial.
 
• WEENTY
adj. very small, tiny …1861 Amer. dial.
 
• WEENY
n. 1. a child …1844 N. Amer. sl.
n. 2. a type of smoked or pork or beef sausage …1906 US sl.
n. 3. an effeminate man …1963 US sl., derogatory
n. 4. a boring, socially unappealing or unacceptable person …1950s US college sl.
n. 5. a hard-working student …1950s US college sl.
n. 6. a contemptible person …1964 US sl.
 
• WEENY-BOPPER
n. a young teenager (sometimes a pre-teen), typically a girl, who follows the latest fashions in clothes, pop music, etc. …1972 sl.
 
• WEENZY
adj. very small, tiny; also used as a nickname …1995 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEPING WILLOW
n. a pillow …1880 Brit. rhyming sl.
 
• WEEPY
adj. depressed, denoting tearfulness; mournful, tearful …1863
 
• A WEE THING
adv. somewhat; just a little …1894 Sc.
 
• WEEWARY
adj. askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable …1894 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE-WAW 
adj. 1. askew; crooked; more on one side than the other;  rickety, shaky, loose, unsteady, wobbling …1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
adj. 2. of a person: somewhat unwell, under the weather …1941 Amer. dial.
adv. crookedly, unevenly …1894 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to vacillate; to perplex, to distract …1890 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to set askew; to proceed unsteadily; to be shaky, wobbly or rickety …1914 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEWAWED
adj. askew, crooked …1890 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE-WAW-Y
adj. of a person: somewhat unwell, under the weather …1932 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE-WEE
n. 1. urine …19C sl.
n. 2. urination …1937 sl., a child’s word or euphemism
n. 3. the penis …1964 sl.
vb. to urinate …19C  sl., a child’s word or euphemism
 
• WEE-WEE OFF
vb. to annoy, to infuriate …1960s NZ euphemism for ‘piss off’
 
• WEE WILLIE WINKY
n. a Chinese person …1990s sl., derogatory
 
• WEEWOPPY
adj. askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable …1894 Amer. dial.
 
• WEE-WOW
vb. to be shaky, rickety, or wobbly …1927 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEZER
n. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WEEZLEDY
adj. shrivelled, stunted; contemptibly small or worthless …1943 Amer. dial.
 
• WEEZO
n. an informer …2000s US prison sl.
 
• WEFFILNESS
n. limberness, pliability …Bk1905 Sc.
 
• WEFFLE
n. the bark of a small dog; a suppressed barking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to bark as a small dog; to yap, to yelp, to growl; to bark in a suppressed manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
• WEGGLETY
adj. unsteady …1877 Eng. dial.
 
• WEGRO
n. a White person who takes on Black culture and style …2000s African-American sl.
 
• WE HAD ONE BUT THE WHEEL CAME OFF
phr. used to indicate that the speaker has not understood the subject of a conversation …1910s
 
• WEIGH OFF
vb. to sentence someone to punishment …1925 sl., orig. services’ usage
 
• WEIGHT
n. a measure of an illegal drug …1971 sl.
vb. to have a specified weight, to weigh …1938 Amer. dial.
 
• WEINER
n. an oaf; a jerk …M20 US sl.
 
• WEIRD
adj. pert. to a homosexual male …20C US sl.
 
• WEIRDIE
n. a crazy or eccentric person …1894 sl.
 
• WEIRDO
adj. crazy, eccentric …1962 sl.
n. 1. a crazy or eccentric person …1955 sl.
n. 2. any unpleasant person, usually male; an oaf or jerk …M20 US sl.
n. 3. a homosexual male …M20 US sl.
 
 WEIRDSOME
adj. uncanny, mysterious …1885
 
• WEIRDY
n. 1. a crazy or eccentric person …1894 sl.
n. 2. any unpleasant person, usually male; an oaf or jerk …M20 US sl.
n. 3. a homosexual male …M20 US sl.
 
• WEISENHEIMER
n. a know-all …1904 US sl., derogatory
 
• WEITHE
vb. to look; to seem, to appear …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.


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