Dictionary: WO – WON


• WOAP-AH!
int. whoa! stop!; also used to express surprise or incredulity …1898 Amer. dial.
 
• WOB
vb. to wad up; to crumple; to form into a clump or clumps …1864 Amer. dial.
 
• WOBBLE
vb. to cause trouble among workers on a unionized worksite …1989 Can. sl.
 
• WOBBLE BOARD
n. a simple musical instrument made of a sheet of still material that is wobbled rhythmically …1957 Aust. sl.
 
• WOBBLE-CROPPED
adj. vaguely unwell, under the weather …1941 Amer. dial.
 
• WOBBLED UP
adj. crumpled up …1854 Amer. dial. obs.
 
• WOBBLEDY
adj. wobbly …1898 Amer. dial.
 
• WOBBLE-JAW
n. a protruding or misshapen lower jaw; a nickname for a person having such a jaw …1952 Amer. dial.
 
• WOBBLE-JAWED
adj. having a protruding or misshapen lower jaw …1885 Amer. dial.
 
• WOBBLER
n. 1. a boiled leg of mutton …19C sl.
n. 2. an infantryman …World War I Amer. sl.
n. 3. an outburst of temper; anger, a fit of anger …1942 sl., orig. US
n. 4. in trucking, a spoke wheel …1971 US sl.
 
• WOBBLESTICK
n. a gear lever on a truck or car …1971 US sl.
 
• WOBBLE THE JOB
vb. to cause trouble among workers on a unionized worksite …1989 Can. sl.
 
• WOBBLIES
n. a powerful and deep vibration of the board while skateboarding fast …1976 US sl.
 
• WOBBLY
adj. 1. uncertain, undecided; risky …1884 UK sl.
adj. 2. intoxicated with alcohol …20C US sl.
n. 1. a member of the anarchist trade union the International Workers of the World …1914 US sl.
n. 2. a fit of anger …1977 UK sl.
 
• WOBBLY EGG
n. a capsule of Temazepam™, a branded tranquillizer; any central nervous system depressant …1996 UK sl.
 
• WOBBLY HOLE
n. in trucking, the neutral gear …1971 US sl.
 
• WOBBLY ORANGE
n. a warrant officer in the Royal Air Force …2002 UK sl.
 
• WOBBY
adj. covered with cobwebs …1963 Sc.
 
• WOBS
n. a powerful and deep vibration of the board while skateboarding fast …1976 US sl.
 
• WOB UP
vb. to wad up; to crumple; to form into a clump or clumps …1864 Amer. dial.
 
• WOCK JOCK
n. a Chinese person …Brit. sl.
 
• WOCKY
n. a Chinese person …Brit. sl.
 
• WODGE
n. 1. a thick, chunky, dense lump …M19 sl.
n. 2. a large amount …1960 UK sl.
 
• WOFFLE
n. loquacious talk …1937 sl.
vb. to dither, to talk nonsense …L19 sl.
 
• WOG
adj. foreign …1956 UK sl.
n. 1. a native of the Indian subcontinent …1929 UK sl., derogatory
n. 2. an Arab …1929 UK sl., derogatory
n. 3. any person of non-white ethnicity; a Black or dark-skinned person …1929 UK sl., derogatory or offensive
n. 4. any insect, esp. a predatory or disagreeable one …1938 Aust. sl.
n. 5. a germ that causes an illness …1941 Aust. sl.
n. 6. a foreigner …1942 sl., derogatory or offensive
n. 7. any language that isn’t English …1988 Aust. sl.
vb. to steal …1971 sl.
 
• WOGBALL
n. soccer …1984 Aust. sl.
 
• WOG BOX
n. a large portable stereo system associated, stereotypically, with black youth culture …1990 UK sl.
 
• WOG GUT
n. diarrhoea; an upset stomach suffered by tourists to foreign climes … E20 Aust. military sl.
 
• WOGGY
adj. characteristic of a non-White person …1988 Aust. sl.
 
• WOJUS
adj. inferior; of poor quality …2004 Ireland sl.
 
• WOKE-UP
adj. informed; up-to-date …1968 US sl.
 
• WOK JOCKEY
n. a Chinese person …Brit. sl.
 
• WOLF
n. 1. a sexually aggressive man …1847 US sl.
n. 2. a daredevil pilot who does stunts near the ground …World War I Amer. sl.
n. 3. in homosexual anal sex, the active participant …1917 US sl.
n. 4. a philanderer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 5. in prison, an aggressive, predatory homosexual …1952 US sl.
n. 6. an aggressive or masculine lesbian …M20 US sl.
n. 7. a prison sentence of 15 years …1990s US sl.
n. 8. moonshine liquor …2006 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to frighten, to intimidate…1970 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to act in a sexually aggressive manner …1974 US sl.
 
• WOLF BAIT
n. an attractive young woman …1960 US sl.
 
• WOLFESS
n. a seductress; a female flirt …M20 US sl.
 
• WOLFING
adj. talking excessively …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• WOLF IN THE PACK
n. a traffic police car in the midst of other cars …1962 US sl.
 
 WOLFLAND
n. a former nickname for Ireland …1692 obs.
 
• WOLF-PACK
n. a group of friends who play poker at card-rooms, taking advantage of unskilled strangers …1996 US sl.
vb. 1. to engage in criminal gang activity …1982 US sl.
vb. 2. to congregate with other teenagers around the cars at shopping centre car-parks, drinking beer and idling …1989 US sl.
 
• WOLF TICKET
n. a threat or other act of intimidation used to coerce ….1971 US sl.
 
• WOLF TREE
n. a larger tree that shades younger trees growing under it …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WOLF WHISKEY
n. moonshine liquor …1974 Amer. dial.
 
• WOLF WHISTLE
n. a distinctive whistle (generally, a sharply terminated rising note, followed by one that rises briefly before descending and fading) used as a declaration of appreciation for a sexually attractive person …1952 US sl.
vb. to whistle in a distinctive declaration of appreciation for a sexually attractive person …1955 US sl.
 
• WOLLAPALOOZE
n. 1. someone or something outstandingly good, stylish, or pleasing of its kind …L19 sl., orig. US
n. 2. a devastating punch …1920s sl.
 
• WOLLIE
n. crack cocaine added to a marijuana cigarette or cigar …1989 US drug culture sl.
 
• WOLLOP
n. a resounding blow …E19 sl., orig. boxing
vb. to beat, to thrash, to hit hard …E19 sl.
 
• WOLLY
n. 1. an unfashionable, unintelligent, suburban person, lacking in taste and sophistication …1920s sl.
n. 2. a uniformed police officer, esp. a constable …1970 Brit. sl.
 
• WOLLYBACK
n. anyone living in a rural area …1995 Ireland sl.
 
• WOLLY-GOBBLE
adj. askew, crooked …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• WOLVER
n. the penis …1967 UK rhyming sl. formed from Midlands’ town Wolverhampton as an elaboration of ‘hampton’, the shortened form of ‘hampton wick’ (prick)
 
• WOMACOCK
n. a pileated woodpecker …1945 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMAN
n. 1. a rude term for a woman …17C
n. 2. a prostitute or concubine …17C
n. 3. an effeminate male …M20 US sl.
 
• WOMAN ABOUT TOWN
n. a prostitute …20C Brit. euphemism
 
• WOMAN-BODY
n. a woman …1824 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMAN-CHASER
n. a male flirt or seducer of women …20C US sl.
 
• WOMAN DOCTOR
n. a midwife, an obstetrician …1966 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMAN-FLESH
n. women considered sexually …17C colloq.
 
• WOMAN-GROWN
adj. having reached womanhood; grown-up …1865 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMANHOOD
n. the female genitals …M20 US sl.
 
• WOMAN IN THE SUN
n. heroin …2001 UK drug culture sl.
 
• WOMANIZE
vb. to possess carnally …Bk1903 sl.
 
• WOMANIZER
n. a lecher; a woman-chaser; a male flirt or seducer of women; a whoremonger …L19
 
• WOMAN-JESSIE
n. a cowardly man…1934 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMAN-KILLER
n. a man who considers himself to be irresistible to women; a lady’s man …E19 sl.
 
• WOMAN-LOVER
n. a lesbian …1930s sl.
 
• WOMAN-MUCKLE
adj. grown up to be a woman, having arrived at womanhood …1898 Sc.
 
• WOMAN OF A CERTAIN CLASS
n. a prostitute …20C Brit. euphemism
 
• WOMAN OF ACCOMMODATING MORALS
n. a sexually loose woman; a prostitute …19C Brit. sl.
 
• WOMAN OF EASY VIRTUE
n. a sexually loose woman; a prostitute …19C euphemism
 
• WOMAN OF LOOSE MORALS
n. a sexually loose woman; a harlot …20C US sl.
 
• WOMAN OF PLEASURE
n. a sexually loose woman; a prostitute …M17 Brit. sl.
 
• WOMAN OF THE TOWN
n. a prostitute …20C Brit. euphemism
 
• WOMAN-PERSON
n. a woman …1871 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION
n. the menses …20C US sl.
 
• WOMANTHROPE
n. 1863 rare, humorous usage – a person who hates women; a misogynist
 
• WOMAN-TIRED
adj. henpecked …1611 obs.
 
• WOMB
n. 1. the belly …c800
n. 2. the belly and the bowels …c1000
n. 3. the uterus 
n. 4. the rectum …1983 US sl.
 
• WOMBAT
n. 1. a dull, uninteresting or stupid person …1905 Aust. sl.
n. 2. in computing, a waste of money, brains, and time …1991 US computing sl.
 
• WOMBAT-HEADED
adj. stupid, fat-headed …1971 Aust. sl.
 
• WOMB BROOM
n. the penis …1973 US sl.
 
• WOMB DUSTER
n. the penis …1977 US sl.
 
 WOMB-JOY
n. gratification of the appetite, luxurious fare, belly-cheer …1388 obs.
 
• WOMBLE
n. 1. a rolling or nausea in the stomach; a feeling of nausea …1603
n. 2. a fool; a socially inept person …1970s Brit. sl.
n. 3. in prison, an inmate detailed as a litter collector …2003 UK sl.
vb. to pick up litter …1996 UK sl.
 
• WOMBLE-CROPPED
adj. 1. intoxicated with alcohol and very sick; hungover …18C Brit. sl.
adj. 2. unhappy, discomfited, irritated; dissatisfied; offended …1798 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMBLE-SCROPT
adj. suffering from an upset stomach due to excessive drinking …L17 sl.
 
• WOMBLETY-CROPPED
adj. suffering from an upset stomach due to excessive drinking …L17 sl.
 
• WOMBLE-TY-CROPT
adj. intoxicated with alcohol and very sick; hungover …18C Brit. sl.
 
• WOMBLY
adj. affected with nausea …1872 Eng. dial.
 
• WOMB SWEEPER
n. the penis …1978 US sl.
 
• WOMB-TREMBLER
n. something that causes great excitement …2001 UK sl.
 
• WOMEN FOLKS
n. a wife …1907 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMP
vb. to beat someone …1964 US sl.
 
• WOMPER-GOGGLIN
adj. kitty-cornered, askew, cockeyed …1968 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMPER-JAWED
adj. of a person: having a protruding or otherwise misshapen lower jaw …1927 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMPER-SIDED
adj. crooked, askew, uneven, lopsided, out of shape …1967 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMPUS
n. 1. an imaginary animal or monster; a hobgoblin …1878 Amer. dial.
n. 2. an extraordinary example of its kind …1907 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMPYGOGGLIN
adj. kitty-cornered, askew, cockeyed …2010 Amer. dial.
 
• WOMPY-JAWED
adj. of a person: having a protruding or otherwise misshapen lower jaw …1965 Amer. dial.
 
• WONDER
vb. to surprise, to amaze …1863 Amer. dial.
 
• WONDER BREAD
adj. conventional …1980s Amer. sl.
 
• WONDER-FOR-HOGS
n. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WONDERFUL
adv. very …1841 Amer. dial.
 
 WONDER-MAZE
vb. to strike with wonder, to astonish, to amaze …1603 obs.
 
• WONDERMENTS
n. curiosities …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
• WONDER STAR
n. methcathinone …1998 UK drug culture sl.
 
• WONDER STATE
n. Arkansas …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
• WONDER VEG
n. any mushroom with a hallucinogenic effect …1996 UK drug culture sl.
 
• WONDER WAND
n. the penis …2001 US sl.
 
 WONDER-WENCH
n. a sweetheart …1896 Eng. dial.
 
• WONG
n. 1. the penis …M20 US sl.
n. 2. money …1953 UK sl.
n. 3. in casino blackjack, to play several hands at a table where the count of cards played favours the player, and then to move on to another table …1991 US sl.
 
• WONGA
n. 1. money …1953 UK sl.
n. 2. marijuana …1985 UK drug culture sl.
 
• WONGA-GUT
n. greediness or jealousy …1980s W. Indies & Black British teen sl.
 
• WONGAH
n. in the practice of voodoo: a magical charm or spell …1851 Amer. dial.
 
• WONGER
n. 1. a pillow …c900 obs.
n. 2. money …1953 UK sl.
 
• WONK
n. 1. a simpleton; an oaf …20C US sl.
n. 2. a crazy, eccentric person …Brit. sl.
n. 3. a non-Aboriginal Australian; used contemptuously or dismissively …1938 Aust. sl.
n. 4. a male homosexual; an effeminate man …1945 Aust. sl., derogatory
n. 5. a political professional who is studious and therefore well informed …1962 US sl., derogatory
n. 6. a student who studies harder than contemporaries consider necessary …1962 US sl., derogatory
n. 7. a contemptible person …1967 Aust. sl.
n. 8. a flunky; a stupid person …1990s Amer. college sl.
n. 9. an overstudious student; an intellectual …1990s Amer. college sl.
 
• WONKEY
adj. 1. bewildered; confused; muddled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 2. broken …2001 US sl.
 
• WONKILY
adv. in a halting and unsteady way …1990s Amer. college sl.
 
• WONKISH
adj. redolent of policy, theory, discussion etc. …1990s Amer. sl.
 
• WONK OUT
vb. to study excessively …1987 US sl.
 
• WONKY
adj. 1. crooked; unbalanced; out-of-true …1919 UK sl.
adj. 2. unsound or unreliable …1925 UK sl.
adj. 3. intellectual; out of touch with reality …1970 US sl.
adj. 4. broken; out of order; needing repair …1990s Amer. sl.
 
• WONKYBONCE
n. an idiot; also, a nickname for a stupid, thick person …Brit. sl.
 
• WONKY-JAWED
adj. crooked, askew, awry, uneven, lopsided, out of shape …1969 Amer. dial.
 
• WONKY LEGS
n. someone with deformed legs; a cruel term for a cripple …Brit. sl.
 
• WON’T HAVE A BAR OF
phr. cannot tolerate, dislike …Aust. & NZ colloq.


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