Dictionary: WIM – WIS


• WIMBLE
n. the penis …19C Brit. sl.

• WIMBLY-WAMBLY
adj. unsteady; dizzy; feeling sick and giddy …1881 Eng. dial.

• WIMMY-DIDDLE
n. a thingamajig, a contraption; a nonexistent object …1968 Amer. dial.

• WIMMYDIDDLE TO GRIND SMOKE
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WIMP
n. 1. a woman …1923 Brit. sl.
n. 2. a spineless, whimpering, undesirable person; an ineffectual or incompetent person; a weak, ineffectual man …1920 sl., orig. US

• WIMPISH
adj. ineffectual, incompetent …1925 sl., orig. US

• WIMP OUT
vb. to lose one’s nerve, to avoid doing something out of fear …1981 sl., orig. US

• WIMPY
adj. ineffectual, incompetent …1967 sl., orig. US

• WIM-WAM FOR A GOOSE’S BRIDLE
n. a nonexistent object …1928 Amer. dial.
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WIM-WAMS
n. 1. feelings of uneasiness, apprehension, or nervousness; a depressed or gloomy mood …1931 Amer. dial.
n. 2. general feelings of discomfort, illness, or vexation …1966 Amer. dial.

• WIN
n. penny (1d) … Bk1903 sl.
vb. to steal, to lift …World War I Amer. sl.

• WIN A PACK
vb. to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.

• WIN A PACKAGE
vb. to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.

• WIN A PACKET
vb. to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.

• WINBROW
n. an eyebrow …1471 obs.

• WIN BY A NECK
vb. to win by next to nothing …Bk1902 sl.

• WINCH
vb. to wince …1941 Amer. dial.

• WINCHELL-IN
vb. to listen intently …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• WINCHESTER-GOOSE
n. a venereal bubo or swelling …L16 sl.

• WINCHESTER-PIGEON
n. a venereal bubo or swelling …L16 sl.

• WINCO
n. a wing commander …1941 RAF sl.

• WIND
n. boasting …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• WIND A RAVELLED HASP
vb. to restore order; to put things right …1810 Sc.

• WINDBAG
n. a chatterer and a boaster; a loquacious talker …1827 sl.

• WIND-BUSTED
adj. short of breath …1892 Amer. dial.

• WIND-CHEATER
n. one who breaks wind frequently …20C Brit. sl.

• WIND DEVIL
n. a columnar whirlwind …1905 Amer. dial.

• WIND-DIDDLER TO GRIND SMOKE
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WINDER
n. a breaking of wind …20C US sl.

• WIND-GALL
n. fragments of rainbows seen on detached clouds …1823 Amer. dial.

• WIND GOGGLE
n. the throat …1970 Amer. dial.

• WINDING
n. a very hard blow …1903 Amer. dial.

• THE WIND IS BLOWING THE WIND ABOUT
phr. the wind is very boisterous …B1900 Eng. dial.

• WINDJAM
vb. to boast, to brag, to talk big …1915 Amer. dial.

• WINDJAMMER
n. 1. a big talker; a boaster, a braggart …1887 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a trumpeter; a bandsman …World War I Amer. sl.

• WIND-MILL
n. the anus …E19 Brit. sl.

• WINDMILL COCKTAIL
n. a glass of water …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WINDOLET
n. a small window …1592 obs.

• WINDOWCLIMBER
n. a burglar …20C US sl.

• WINDOW-CLOTHES
n. window curtains …1584-5 obs.

• WINDOW-CURTAIN
n. the ‘menstrual cloth’ …Bk1893 sl.

• WINDOW-GIRL
n. an inmate of a ‘window tappery’ (brothel); a prostitute …20C US criminals’ sl.

• WINDOW-PANE
n. 1. a monocle …1923 sl.
n. 2. (usually as ‘window pane’) the drug LSD …M20 US drug culture sl.

• WINDOW-TAPPER
n. an inmate of a ‘window tappery’ (brothel); a prostitute …20C US criminals’ sl.

• WINDOW TAPPERY
n. a brothel …20C US criminals’ sl.

• WIND PUDDING
n. nothing, esp. nothing to eat …M19 US sl.

• WIND-RAISING
n. obtaining a loan …L18 sl.

• WINDSHIELD FOR A GOAT’S ASS
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WIND SOMEONE’S CLOCK
vb. 1. to trounce …1958 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. of a woman: to copulate with a man …1972 Amer. sl.

• WIND SOMEONE UP
vb. to make fun of someone by telling them something untrue …1979 Brit. sl.

• WINDSOR BEAN
n. 1765 US – a kidney bean

• WIND-SPLITTER
n. a razorback hog …1854 Amer. dial.

• WIND SWEEP
n. a covered, open passageway between two sections of a house or cabin; a breezeway …1936 Amer. dial.

• WIND-UP
n. 1. fear …1917 sl.
n. 2. an instance of mocking …1984 Brit. sl.

• THE WIND-UP
n. a state of nervousness or unease …1917 sl.

• WIND UP THE CLOCK
vb. to have sexual intercourse with a woman …19C Brit. sl.

• WIND UP WITH ONE’S JOINT IN ONE’S HAND
vb. to be put in jail with no sexual outlet but masturbation …E20 US criminals’ sl.

• WINDWARD PASSAGE
n. the anus with reference to the breaking of wind …L18 Brit. sl.

• WINDWAY
n. a wide, open hall in a house …1940 Amer. dial.

• WINDY
adj. 1. afraid …1916 sl.
adj. 2. nervous; ill at ease …1916 sl.
adj. 3. frightening …1919 services’ sl.
adj. 4. talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 1. an extravagantly exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale, a lie …1911 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a coward …World War I Amer. sl.

• WINDY BLOWTS
n. flatulence …Bk1911 Sc.

• WINDY ENOUGH TO BLOW A BLUE DOG OFF ITS CHAIN
adj.Bk1999 Aust. sl. – extremely windy

• WINDY-PUFFS
n. flatulence …20C Brit. colloq.

• WINDY-WALLETS
n. 1. a very talkative and untruthful person; one who is habituated to fibbing or exaggeration; a vain boaster …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a ludicrous term for a person given to break wind behind …B1900 Sc.

• WINEACHE
n. a hangover from wine; severe intestinal pain resulting from overindulging in wine, esp. cheap wine …20C US sl.

• WINE-BAG
n. a drunkard …19C Brit. sl.

• WINE BLOSSOM
n. dandelion …1969 Amer. dial.

• WINE DOT
n. a habitual drinker of cheap wine …1940 Aust. sl.

• WINEHEAD
n. a heavy drinker …1965 Amer. dial.

• WINE-KNIGHT
n. one who drinks valiantly …1601 obs.

• WINE OF ONE EAR
n. good wine …1653 obs.

• WINE SHED
n. a bar or tavern, esp. one that features entertainment …1972 Amer. dial.

• WINE WEED
n. dandelion …1969 Amer. dial.

• WINEY
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …19C Brit. & US sl.

• WING
n. an arm …1823 sl.
vb. to sweep or brush, esp. using a bird’s wing …1865 Amer. dial.

• WING BONE
n. a wishbone …c1970 Amer. dial.

• WINGCO
n. a wing commander …1941 RAF sl.

• WING-DING
n. 1. a drinking spree …20C US
n. 2. a gadget …20C US
n. 3. an affair or sexual encounter …20C US
n. 4. a drug addict’s real or feigned seizure …1927 US sl.
n. 5. a party or celebration, esp. a wild one …1949 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• WINGDOODLE
n. 1. an unspecified object; something one does not know the name of …20C sl.
n. 2. the penis …1970s US sl.

• WINGED
adj. slightly wounded …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WINGED WAIN
n. a ship …1598 obs.

• WINGER
n. 1. a steward …1929 Brit. nautical sl.
n. a friend …1943 Brit. sl., chiefly services’ sl.

• WING-FOOTED
adj. having feet that turn out or are otherwise misshapen …1913 Amer. dial.

• WING-HEAVY
adj. intoxicated with alcohol to the degree that one is unable to move or navigate …20C US sl.

• WINGLE
vb. to wind in and out, to wind and twist, to meander …1913 Amer. dial.

• WING OUT
vb. to cover a turkey wing with a cloth and use it to dust with …1959 Amer. dial. obs.

• WINGS
n. cocaine …E20 US drug culture sl.

• WING-WANG
n. the penis …1930s sl., orig. US

• WING-WONG FOR A DUCK’S BRIDLE
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WING-WONG FOR A MUSTARD MILL
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WINGY
n. a one-armed person …1880 sl.

• WIN IN A CANTER
vb. to come off victor with the greatest ease …1853

• WINK
n. a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WINK-A-PEEPS
n. the eyes …1615 obs.

• WINKED OUT
adj. dead …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WINKER
n. an eyelash …1845 Amer. dial.

• WINKERS
n. granules in the corners of the eyes …1950 Amer. dial.

• WINKLE
n. 1. an idea, device, or trick, esp. a new one …L16
n. 2. a child’s penis …19C Brit. juvenile usage
n. 3. the penis …1951 sl.

• WINKLE-HAWK
n. a tear in the shape of the letter L in a cloth; a rip or cut …1848 Amer. dial.

• WINKLE-PIN
n. a bayonet …1924 military sl.

• WINKLOT
n. a1586 Sc. obs. – a wench, a young woman

• WINKO
n. a wing commander …1941 RAF sl.

• WINNIE
n. a wiener, a frankfurter …1896 Amer. dial.

• WINNY
n. a wienie; a sausage …1867 US sl.

• WINO
n. 1. a habitual excessive drinker of cheap wine or other alcohol, esp. one who is destitute …1915 sl., orig. US
n. 2. wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WINTER APPLE
n. a snowball …B1900 Eng. dial.

• WINTER COALS
n. syphilis …19C Brit. sl.

• WINTER-LOVE
n. cold, conventional, or insincere love …1636

• WINTER POTATO
n. a stone that is heaved to the surface of a field by freezing and thawing of the ground …1972 Amer. dial. jocular usage

• WINTER WOOLLIES
n. warm underwear (not necessarily made of wool) …1926 sl.

• WIN THE HEART OF
vb. to achieve coition with a woman …sl.

• WIN THE MARE OR LOSE THE SADDLE
vb. to determine either to succeed or to fail altogether; to make a bold effort …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WIN THE MELL
vb. to be last; to come off worst in any encounter …1895 Sc.

• WIPE
vb. 1. to cleanse oneself after excreting …20C colloq.
vb. 2. to dismiss …1941 Aust. & NZ sl.
vb. 3. to kill deliberately …1968 sl.

• WIPE ANOTHER’S NOSE
vb. to cheat or defraud one …1614 obs.

• WIPED
adj. 1. tired; usually followed by ‘out’ …1958 sl., orig. US
adj. 2. drunk, fully intoxicated; drug intoxicated …1966 Amer. sl.

• WIPED OUT
adj. 1. drunk, fully intoxicated; drug intoxicated …1966 Amer. sl.
adj. 2. having no money …1977 sl.

• WIPED-OVER
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …20C sl.

• WIPE OFF
vb. to kill …E20 US criminals’ sl.

• WIPE OFF YOUR CHIN!
int. shut up! …1876 Amer. sl.

• WIPE ONE’S EYE
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• WIPE-OUT
n. an assassination in gang warfare …1968 sl., orig. US
(verbs usually as ‘wipe out)
vb. 1. to cleanse oneself after excreting …20C US sl.
vb. 2. to ruin; to destroy …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 3. to kill deliberately …1968 sl.

• WIPE THE CLOCK
vb. railroad: to apply the emergency brakes …1929 Amer. sl.

• WIPE THE EYE OF ONE
vb. to humiliate …Bk1892 Amer. sl.

• WIPE UP
vb. to ruin; to destroy …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WIRE
n. 1. the penis …20C Brit. & US sl.
n. 2. an overstimulated person; an anxious, excitable person …20C Amer. sl.
vb. 1. to send a telegram …1859 Amer.
vb. 2. to place eavesdropping devices in a room, office, etc. or concealed on someone’s body …1950s Amer. sl.

• WIRED
adj. 1. certain and secure; totally under control; assured …1950s Amer. sl.
adj. 2. wearing an eavesdropping device; having such a device planted …1957 Amer. sl.
adj. 3. anxious, nervous, uptight; tense …1970s Amer. sl.
adj. 4. eagerly excited; overstimulated …1970s Amer. sl.
adj. 5. drug or alcohol intoxicated …1977 US sl.

• WIRED-UP
adj. 1. certain and secure; totally under control; assured …1950s Amer. sl.
adj. 2. eagerly excited; overstimulated …1970s Amer. sl.
adj. 3. tense …1970s sl., orig. & chiefly US
adj. 4. drug or alcohol intoxicated …1977 US sl.

• WIRES CROSSED
adj. bewildered; confused; muddled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• WISEACRE
n. a smart aleck or an oaf …L19 colloq.

• WISE AND MASTERLY INACTIVITY
n. 1791 rare – deliberate and carefully-judged lack of activity

• WISE-ASS
adj. ostentatiously or smugly clever …1972 US sl., derogatory
n. a know-all; a stupid oaf or smart aleck …1971 US sl., derogatory

• WISE-ASSED
adj. ostentatiously or smugly clever …1967 US sl., derogatory

• WISE GUY
n. a know-all; a stupid oaf or smart aleck …1896 sl., orig. US, derogatory

• WISEHEIMER
n. a know-all; a smart alec  …1904 US sl., derogatory

• WISE IKE
n. a self-important, pretentious person …20C sl.

• A WISE MAN OF GOTHAM
n. a fool …1840

• WISE MONKEY
n. a condom …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘dunky’

• WISENHEIMER
n. a smart alec; a wise guy …1904 UK sl.

• WISE OFF
vb. to make wisecracks at someone …1943 US sl.

• WISEPUSS
n. an obnoxious person with delusions of cleverness …1971 US sl.

• WISE SOMEONE UP
vb. to give information …1905 US sl.

• WISE UP
vb. to understand or realize the meaning of something …1919 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• WISE UP TO
vb. to understand or realize the meaning of something …1919 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• WISEY WARCY
adv. vice versa …M19 sl.

• WISH
vb. to greet someone …1979 India sl.

• WISHBONE
n. in hot rodding, a triangular suspension control device …1993 US sl.

• WISH BOOK
n. a mail-order catalogue …1933 Amer. sl.

• WISHED TOGETHER
adj. put together insecurely, cobbled up; sewn carelessly …1918 Amer. dial.

• WISHING BOOK
n. a mail-order catalogue …1941 Amer. dial.

• WISH-WAS
n. someone who wishes that he were something that he is not …1991 US sl.

• WISHY-WASHY
adj. 1. weak; uncertain …1703 UK sl.
adj. 2. in poor condition …1993 Trinidad and Tobago

• WISIFY
vb. to make wise …1694 nonce word obs.

• WISS
n. a urination …1996 Glasgow sl.

• WISTERIA
adj. clingy …2003 UK homosexual usage


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