Reverse Dictionary: AF – AFZ

AFAR – ADVERBS
at a distance, away; said of place AT-OWER 1891 Sc.
to a distance; afar ADISTANCE 1809


AFFABILITY, AFFABLE – ADJECTIVES
affable, easy to be acquainted with, familiar ACQUAINTABLE c1400 obs. 
affable, familiar, gentle; guileless NATURAL 1894 Sc. 
affable, friendly, on good terms NAFFY 1897 Sc. 
affable, kindly, gracious, indulgent, favourable; amiable, courteous BUXOM 1362 obs. 
affable, markedly friendly, showing special kindness or attention to another PARTICULAR 1771 Sc. 
affable, of gentle disposition, mild, meek; gracious, kindly; courteous DEBONAIR a1225 obs. 
– affable, pleasant, agreeable SMOLT c1400 obs.
– affable, pleasant, good-natured CLEVER 1758 Amer. dial.
– affable, pleasant, polite; seemingly amiable or friendly SMOOTH c1400
– affable, pleasant, polite; seemingly amiable or friendly SMOOTHIE 1959
having an affable demeanour, equable in temper; blithe EEKFOW 1825 obs. 

AFFABILITY etc. – NOUNS
affability, courtesy; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness DEBONAIRTY;  DEBONARITY a1225 obs. 
affability, courtesy; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness DEBONAIRSHIP a1240 obs. rare 

AFFABILITY etc. – VERBS
to make affable SUAVIFY 1847 rare
to talk affably or agreeably, to say pleasant things TALK TURKEY E19 sl., orig. US


AFFAIR – NOUNS
a brief affair or sexual liaison ONE-NIGHT STAND 1963 sl. 
a clandestine meeting between a married man and a married woman who are not married to each other ​TRYSTING-OUT 1952 Amer. dial. 
affair, business, duties, ado BESOIGNE 1474 obs. 
a love affair; extra-marital sex BIT ON THE SIDE 1977 UK sl. 
an affair or sexual encounter WHING-DING;  WING-DING 20C US 
a place to meet for an illicit romance; any ‘house’ or hotel where such meetings take place ASSIGNATION HOUSE 20C sl. 
a rendezvous for illicit romance or sex with a lover or prostitute ​ASSIGNATION L17 
a room or any small place kept by a man for sole living or for conducting love affairs away from the family home BACHIE 20C W. Indies

AFFAIR – NOUNS, PERSON
an older person, usually a woman, who prefers affairs with people much younger than themselves BABY-FARMER 1979 sl. 
a person who has a sexual relationship with a much younger partner BABY-SNATCHER 1900 derogatory
a person who helps two people to conceal a clandestine love affair by escorting one of them in public BEARD 1968 sl., orig. US
a person with whom one has a brief affair ONE-NIGHT STAND 1963 sl. 

AFFAIR – VERBS
to carry on sexual affairs, deceiving one’s primary partner RUN AROUND 1920s orig. US
to have a clandestine affair WALK OUT TOGETHER 1930s UK society sl. 
to have a clandestine affair WALK OUT WITH 1930s UK society sl. 
to have an affair with someone; to be going out together on a number of pre-arranged days DATE (UP) 20C sl., orig. US 
to have an affair with; to flirt; to ‘carry on’ JAUL;  JAWL;  JOL 1960s S. Afr. 
to indulge in an extramarital affair HAVE A BIT ON THE SIDE L20 colloq.


AFFECT – VERBS
to affect intensely; to make a deep impression upon the feelings of HEART-STRIKE a1637 rare
to affect someone suddenly and forcefully ZING 1975 US sl.
to affect, to feign, to pretend, to make believe to do something TAKE 1571 obs.
to affect, to influence, to incline, to dispose, in any way AFAITE c1230 obs.
to affect; to weigh on IMPENSE 1797-1803 obs. rare


AFFECTATION, AFFECTED, AFFECTEDLY – ADJECTIVES
affected FASHIONATIVE 1584 obs.
affected; citified FINE 1939 Amer. dial., usually derogatory
affected, dainty, fastidious, affecting delicacy of taste OGERTFUL 1754 Sc.
affected; dainty, fastidious, fanciful MIMPSY-PIMSY 1892 Eng. dial.
affected; effeminate LAA-DEE-LAA;  LA-DEE-DA L19 sl.
affected; effeminate, exaggerated; the general image is that of limp-wristed homosexuality CAMP L19 sl.
affected; effeminate, exaggerated; the general image is that of limp-wristed homosexuality CAMPING L19 sl.
affected; effeminate, exaggerated; the general image is that of limp-wristed homosexuality CAMPISH L19 sl.
affected; effeminate, fussy, silly NELLIE;  NELLY 1960 colloq.
affected, excessively dainty or fastidious FEAT 1540 obs. exc. arch. & Eng. dial.
affected; fancy; pretentious FANCY-DAN 1938 Amer. sl.
affected, finicking, foppish FALLAL 1748 obs.
affected, flighty, foppish SKIPJACK 1598
affected, flighty, foppish SKIPJACKLY 1674 rare
affected in manner MIMMOCKING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
affected in manner; giving oneself airs; proud and conceited PENSY 1715 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
affected in speaking DENSH-GOBBED B1900 Eng. dial.
affected; languishing DIMMY-SIMMY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
affected, mincing FALALDRAN 1865 Eng. dial.
affected, mincing MEEMAWING 1886 Eng. dial.
affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food MIMPING 1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food MIMPY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
affected, mincing, prim MEE-MAW Bk1905 Eng. dial.
affected; nervous VINNY 1873 Eng. dial.
affected; peevish, querulous, bad-tempered VINNEDVINNIED 1834 Eng. dial.
– affected, pompous POMPOSO 1960
affected; pretentious LA-DE-DAH 1922 sl.
affected, pretentious PUT-ON L19 US sl.
affected; pretentious, exhibiting an unwarranted air of superiority; conceited, stuck-up SADIDDY;  SADITTY;  SEDITTYSIDDITY;  SIDITTY 1967 Amer. dial.
– affected, pretentious, self-consciously refined or superior; overly fancy or elaborate; effeminate, homosexual PONCY 1937 sl., derogatory
affected, prim, demure MIMINY-MOUTHED 1897 Eng. dial.
affected; prim, demure MIMP Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
affected; showy, melodramatic QUEENY 1997 US sl.
affected; smart, stylish; pretentious, fancy CHI-CHI 20C Amer. sl.
affected; stylish; pretentious LAH-DE-DAH a1889 sl.
affected; trifling MINCING 1827 Sc.
affectedly lofty, stuck up, conceited COCK-A-LOFT 1862 colloq.
affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent MIM 1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken MIM-MOUTHED 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken MIM-SPOKEN 1896 Sc.
affectedly smart of costume, voice, manners LAH-DI-DAH; LARDY-DAH c1860 colloq.
affecting the airs of a fashionable lady LADYFIED E17 sl.
capable of being affected AFFECTIBLE 1834 Eng. dial.
deeply affected HEART-STRICKEN 1797 rare
– dressed in an affected or effeminate manner POOFED-UP 1964 sl., chiefly derogatory
easily affected; sensitive TICKLISH 1684 obs.
full of affected or exaggerated fervour SAPPIE;  SAPPY 1895 Sc.
inclined to affected daintiness, weak sentimentality, or childish simplicity; of a weak or trifling character NAMBY-PAMBY 1774
of the nature of affectation; pretentious, fake, sham, feigned AFFECTATIOUS 1687 obs. rare
pert. to the affectedly cultured speech and manners of the upper-classes, esp. when noted from a lower social station LA-DI-DA;  LA-DI-DAH 1890 US jocular usage
somewhat affected FALLALISH 1754 rare
speaking in an affected or mincing manner NICKY-NACKY 1818 Sc.
very affected; delicate AS NICE AS A NANNY-HEN 19C sl.
with affected or odd intonation TWANGY Bk1868 Eng. dial.

AFFECTATION etc. – ADVERBS
affectedly AFFECTATELY 1635 obs.
affectedly, fancily FANCY 1940s
in an affected, effeminate, or exaggerated manner CAMP 1970s US homosexual sl.
in an affected or showy manner WITH AN AIR 1701 rare

AFFECTATION etc. – NOUNS
affectation, fantastic display or show; ostentation FANTASTRY 1656 obs.
affectation in manner, fussy show of politeness FALLAL;  FALLOL 1879 Eng. dial.
affectation of speech or behaviour; flattery; artfulness GIVO;  GIVOR;  GUIVER;  GUYVER;  GYVER 1864 Aust. & NZ sl.
affectation or vulgar ostentation; pretentiousness; swagger TIGERISM 1836
affectation, swagger, conceit FRILL 19C colloq.
affectations and airs; assumption ONTACK 1900 Sc.
affectations, airs and graces FLAMIGIGS Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
affectations, airs, love-making LOLLYGAGS Bk1913-17 Amer.
affected behaviour EFFECTISM 1871 nonce word
affected speech and gesture QUIAMS AND QUAVERS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
an affectation, a trick AFFECT 1588
an affected air or look SIMAGRE 1678 obs. rare
an affected coquettish air; a woman characterized by this; a flirt SIMPER-DE-COCKET;  SIMPER-THE-COCKET a1529 obs.
an affected expression YAWYAWDOM 1862 nonce word
an affected manner, affectation; an antic or grotesque action or expression of face MEE-MAW 1790 Eng. dial.
an affected or mincing manner of speaking MINK-MIMP Bk1903 Eng. dial.
a short-lived feminine affectation in which the hands were held palm-down at the breast KANGAROO HOP L19 Aust. sl.
foppish affectation, effeminacy WANTONNESS c1386 obs.
language or behaviour characterized by affectation, pretension, or preciosity LAH-DE-DAH 1874 US sl.
language or behaviour characterized by affectation, pretension, or preciosity LA-DE-DA 1883 colloq.
language or behaviour characterized by affectation, pretension, or preciosity LA-DE-DAH 1935 US sl.

AFFECTATION etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
a dandy or fop of affected manners and exaggerated style of dress who frequented music-halls and fashionable promenades and who posed as a lady-killer MASHER 1882 sl.
an affected and/or effeminate man GUSSIE c1890 Aust. sl.
an affected and very effeminate male; a homosexual man FADDLE 19C
an affected effeminate man WILLY-WALLIE 1822 Sc.
an affected girl putting on airs TIP-TOE NANCY 1900 Amer. dial.
an affected male; a fop DUDE 19C US sl.
– an affected or effeminate man POOF 1833 sl., derogatory
– an effected or effeminate man POOFTER 1889 sl., orig. Aust., derogatory
– an affected or effeminate man POOFTEROO 1966 sl., rare, derogatory
– an affected or effeminate man or boy; a homosexual man PONCE 1932 depreciative usage
an affected or insincere person FAKE 1886 Amer. sl.
an affected or pompous person HIGH BOB 1881 US sl.
an affected or pretentious fellow; a show-off FANCY-DAN 1943 Amer. sl.
– an affected or self-important person POMPOSO 1806
an affected person AFFECTER 1607 obs.
an affected person YAW-HAW 1867
an affected person; one who affects much delicacy MINNOCK Bk1852 Eng. dial.
an affected person; one who poses as a perfect model of deportment TURVEYDROP 1877
an affected person; one who puts on airs and graces; a social climber SILVERTAIL 1942 sl.
an affected, mincing woman; a wanton wench; a mistress GIXIE 1641 obs.
an affected, overbearing man HIS LORDSHIP Bk1988 Aust. sl.
an affected, overbearing man HIS NIBS 1882 sl.
an affected, pretentious, and snobbish woman HER LADYSHIP 1887 Brit. colloq.
an affected, pretentious person; esp. one who assumes or attempts to convey an impression of gentility not actually his HAM 1950 Amer. sl.
an affected, prim sort of person TAMMIE-TIT 1924 Sc.
an affected, puppyish young man; a conceited coxcomb JACK-A-NIPS 1839 Eng. dial.
an affected, querulous person, esp. a woman PAEWAE 1927 Sc.
an affected, showy, or worthless person; a conceited fellow; a fop; in later use a term of contempt applied to women GIMCRACK 1618 obs.
an affected, silly person NANNICOCK 1600 obs. rare
an affected, supercilious, or condescending person; an aristocrat; a wealthy or conceited person; a snob; a member of the social elite HIGH HAT 1923 US colloq., orig. theatre usage
a person notable for affectation in behaviour; a fop or swell LA-DE-DA 1883 colloq.
a person notable for affectation in behaviour; a fop or swell LAH-DE-DAH 1874 US sl.
a person notable for affectation in behaviour; a fop or swell LA-DE-DAH 1935 US sl.
a slight affected girl; a pert fine girl MINIKIN Bk1903 Eng. dial.
a woman having an affected coquettish air; a flirt SIMPER-DE-COCKET;  SIMPER-THE-COCKET a1529 obs.

AFFECTATION etc. – VERBS
to act affectedly; to assume an accent BUNG IT ON 1940s Aust. sl.
to act in an affected manner BRIDE 1533 obs.
– to act in an affected or ineffectual manner; to walk effeminately, to mince; chiefly said of a man PONCE 1947
to act in an affected, prim manner, either in speaking, eating, walking, etc. MIM Bk1905 Sc.
– to act with affectation BUNG IT ON Bk1999 Aust. sl.
to act with affectation BUNG ON AN ACT Bk1999 Aust. sl.
to affect delicacy; to ape the manners of one’s superiors; to fool about MINNOCK Bk1903 Eng. dial.
to be affected; to do anything affectedly MEE-MAW 1874 Eng. dial.
to be affected; to give oneself airs FRIMICATE 19C Eng. dial.
to behave affectedly and in an arrogant manner ACT LIKE ONE’S SHIT DON’T SMELL (or STINK) 1960s sl., orig. US
to behave affectedly and in an arrogant manner ACT LIKE SHIT WOULDN’T MELT IN ONE’S MOUTH 1960s sl., orig. US
to behave or speak affectedly PUT ON THE GYVER 1864 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ
to border on the affected BE A LITTLE UPON THE FAL-LAL 1754 obs.
to go about in an affected, mincing, conceited fashion NANTLE;  NAUNTLE 1841 Eng. dial.
to hold the head erect in an affected or constrained manner BRANK Bk1911 Sc.
to speak in an affected manner; applied to English speakers or to Scots who ape them YAP;  YAUP;  YAWP 1880 Sc.
to speak in an affected, mincing manner; to attempt to speak fine English NAB 1895 Sc. rare
to speak in an affected pseudo-English manner PUT ON THE HIGH PAN 1949 Sc.
to speak or act in an affected or mincing manner; to toy or play with one’s food in an affected manner MIMP 1861 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to talk affectedly SCRAPE THE TONGUE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to talk affectedly YAW-YAW 1854
to talk in an affected manner MANK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to talk in an affected or pompous manner, to embellish a story to the limits of credibility for the sake of effect SCANCE 1815 Sc.
to talk in an affected, supposedly ‘classy’ manner TALK LIKE POUND NOTES 1950s sl.
to toss the head in an affected and stiff manner NAGGLE 1847 colloq.
to use affected manners or speech  LA-DI-DA;  LA-DI-DAH 1900s sl.
to walk or dance with short steps, in an affected or mincing manner MINCE 1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.


AFFECTION, AFFECTIONATE, AFFECTIONATELY – ADJECTIVES
affectionate FATIFU 1845 Sc.
– affectionate, caressing, fondling FAWNICATING Bk1900 Eng. dial.
affectionate, fond; in love FAIN 1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
affectionate, friendly LOVESOME a1000 rare, chiefly Irish
affectionate, friendly, kindly; sociable, of a neighbourly disposition INNERLIE;  INNERLY 1825 Sc.
affectionate, gladsome FAINING c1400 obs.
affectionate, kind, amiable FAINLY Bk1900 Sc.
affectionate, kind, amiable, likeable FAINFU’ 1887 Sc.
affectionate, kind; simple-hearted NATURAL-HEARTED 1882 Sc.
affectionate, kindly, showing genuine friendliness or warmth of affection HEARTLY c1385 obs.
affectionate, loving AFFECTIVE 1656 obs. rare
affectionate, loving, cordial, earnest AFFECTIOUS 1581 obs.
affectionate, loving, favourably or kindly disposed AFFECTUOUS c1441 obs.
affectionate, loving, fond AFFECTIONED 1578 obs.
affectionate, loving; kind; charitable AMOREVOLOUS a1670 obs. rare
affectionate, loving, lovely LOVEWENDE a1000 obs.
affectionate, loving, sentimentally romantic; amorous LOVEWENDE a1000 obs.
affectionate, loving, solicitous AFFECTING 1616 obs.
affectionate, on friendly terms; chummy PALLISH 1892 colloq.
bound by the affections HEART-THIRLED 1886 Sc.
– displaying many affections or emotions POLY-AFFECTIONED 1893 obs.
extremely affectionate and loving LOVINGEST 20C colloq.
genuinely affectionate, warm-hearted HEART-WARM 1787
hypocritically affectionate DAUBY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
making a show of affection in a public place, kissing MOOCHY 1967 Amer. dial.
pert. to the affections or emotions AFFECTUAL 1604 obs.
pert. to the affections; having affections AFFECTIONAL 1859
– showing affection, winsome FAUSOME Bk1900 Eng. dial.
showing exaggerated affection, esp. by frequent touching or kissing KISSY 1853 colloq.
showing exaggerated affection, esp. by frequent touching or kissing KISSY-KISSY 20C colloq.
silly, esp. in demonstrating affection SPOONEY M19 sl.
very affectionate; eagerly amorous ALL OVER 19C
very affectionate or loving, esp. excessively so; overly sentimental LOVEY-DOVEY 1879

AFFECTION etc. – ADVERBS
affectionately DEARWORTHILY a1300 obs.
affectionately DEARWORTHLY c1205 obs.
affectionately; earnestly AFFECTIONALLY a1657 obs.
affectionately, lovingly AFFECTIOUSLY 1430 obs.
affectionately, lovingly, fondly AFFECTUALLY 1447 obs.
affectionately, lovingly, fondly AFFECTUOUSLY 1447 obs.
affectionately, lovingly; kindly LOVESOMELY a1000 rare
affectionately, with favourable affection; lovingly AFFECTEDLY 1611 obs.

AFFECTION etc. – NOUNS
affection AFFECTUOSITY 1727 obs.
– affection, esteem FECK Bk1900 Sc.
affection, friendship; the emotion or feeling of love; good will, kindness LOVERED a1000 obs.
affection, inclination towards, liking, fondness of AFFECTATION 1607 obs.
affection, kind feeling AFFECT a1412 obs.
affection, kindness NATURAL-HEARTEDNESS Bk1905 Sc.
affection, liking, love, fondness FAINNESS c1779 Sc.
affection, love; favour (in which anything is held); esteem, regard DAINTY a1225 obs.
affection, natural instinct, or sympathy NATURALNESS 1553 obs.
a foolish, sentimental affection SPOON M19
an affectionate rubbing of noses ESKIMO KISS 1965 Amer. dial.
an affectionate rubbing of noses ESKIMO LOVE 1965 Amer. dial.
a silly demonstration of affection GOO Bk1942 Amer. sl.
a silly demonstration of affection MUSH M19 US
a silly demonstration of affection SPOONEYISM; SPOONYISM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
a silly demonstration of affection SPOONEYNESS; SPOONINESS; SPOONYNESS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a term of tender affection CULVER c1225
excessive affection of a wife for her husband MARITALITY 1812
hypocritical affection, flattery DAUB 1896 Eng. dial.
natural affection or feeling NATURE 1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
natural affection or feeling; a generous act NATURESSE a1412 obs.
some degree of affection, an inclination towards HARLIN 1805 Sc.
some degree of affection, an inclination towards HARLIN-FAVOUR 1742 Sc.
temporary affection between very young people PUPPY LOVE 1834
the deepest affections; the most intense feelings or emotions; the heart HEART-STRINGS 1596

AFFECTION etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
an affectionate or amorous woman WARM BABY c1900 Amer. students’ sl. arch.
a person, esp. a woman, for whom one feels tender affection; chiefly in ‘my dove’ DOVE c1386
a person for whom one feels loves or deep affection; sweetheart, darling HONEY a1375 colloq.
a person for whom one feels loves or deep affection; sweetheart, darling HONEY BUN 1895 colloq.
a person for whom one feels loves or deep affection; sweetheart, darling HONEY BUNCH 1900 colloq.
a person who feels affection for, a lover AFFECTATOR 1610 obs. rare
a person who has an affection for, a lover AFFECTER 1568 obs.
a person who is the object of affection or liking BELIKE Bk1898 Eng. dial.

AFFECTION etc. – VERBS
– to become extremely affectionate, esp. under the influence of alcohol; usually applied to women FLAME Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– to display affection; to behave amorously SMOODGE;  SMOOGE 1906 Aust. & NZ colloq.
to display great or excessive affection BE ALL OVER SOMEONE 1912 sl.
to have a fancy or affection for; to find attractive or appealing HAVE THE SHINERS FOR M19 sl., orig. US
to have a fancy or affection for; to find attractive or appealing TAKE A SHINDY M19 sl., orig. US
to have affection for; to regard with affection AFFECTIONATE c1590 obs.
to have affection or a fancy for TAKE A SHINE TO 1839 sl., orig. US
to have an affection for; to be amorously inclined toward a person BE SOFT ON SOMEONE 20C colloq.
to make too much of a show of affection in a public place LAP (UP) 1970 Amer. dial.
to make too much of a show of affection in a public place SCHMOOZLE 1967 Amer. dial.
to make too much of a show of affection in public GOLLYLAG 1966 Amer. dial.
to regard or treat with affection AFFECTIONIZE a1864
– to seek to gain the affections of a person SPRUNT 1802 Sc. rare
to show affection in public HONEY-FUGGLE 1969 Amer. dial.


AFFIANCED – ADJECTIVES
affianced, betrothed AFFIDATE 1755 Sc. obs.


AFFIDAVIT – NOUNS
an affidavit AFTER DAVY M19
an affidavit ALFRED DAVID M19
an affidavit ALFRED DAVY M19
an affidavit ALFY M19
an affidavit; an oath DAVID 19C Brit. sl.
an affidavit; a sworn oath DAVY 1764 sl.


AFFIRM, AFFIRMATION – INTERJECTIONS/PHRASES
an exclamation of affirmation ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY! 1910s sl.
an exclamation of affirmation DAMN-BUT! 1939 Ireland
an exclamation of affirmation DEAD SET! 1970s Aust. sl.
an exclamation of affirmation NO CRAP! 1930s sl.
an exclamation of affirmation; absolutely! undoubtedly! DAMN TOOTIN’! 1910s US sl.
an exclamation of affirmation, greeting, or as an attention-getter YA HEY!; YAH HEY! 1934 Amer. dial.
an exclamation of affirmation, greeting, or as an attention-getter YA HEY DERE! 1934 Amer. dial.
an exclamation of affirmation, often as a direct response to a previous statement NAKED! 1970s US college sl.
– an exclamation of affirmation or approval; absolutely!, excellent! RIGHTEOUS 1967 sl., orig. African-American
an exclamation of affirmation or surprise ENTY! 1883 Amer. dial.
an exclamation of affirmation or surprise; no shit! NO TILT! 1983 US euphemism
an exclamation of enthusiastic affirmation; absolutely! undoubtedly! DAMN SKIPPING! 1970s sl., orig. African-American
an exclamation of enthusiastic affirmation; absolutely! undoubtedly! DAMN STRAIGHT! 1970s sl., orig. African-American
an exclamation of humorous affirmation AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS! 1962 US sl.
an exclamation of humorous affirmation of what you have just said AND THAT’S THE TRUTH! 1968 US sl.
a phrase denoting affirmation TEN-FOUR 1962 sl., orig. & chiefly US
a phrase of affirmation, agreement I FEEL YOU 1990s African-American sl.
a phrase of affirmation, agreement I’M SAYING DOE 2000s African-American sl.

AFFIRM etc. – VERBS
to affirm something emphatically SWEAR UP AND DOWN L19 sl.
to affirm; to assert, to make assertion ASSERTIONATE 1593 obs. rare
to affirm, to maintain in argument; to warrant, to vouch for UPHOLD 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to affirm, to testify, to asseverate; to give evidence as a witness DEPONE 1726 Sc.


AFFIX – VERBS
to affix, to fasten GAD Bk1900 Eng. dial.


AFFLICT, AFFLICTED, AFFLICTION – ADJECTIVES
afflicted NETTLED Bk1902 sl.
afflicted, troubled, tormented HEART-SCALDED 1843 Ireland

AFFLICT etc. – NOUNS
affliction, grief, sorrow, pain, trouble, distress HARM a1000 obs.
– affliction, sorrow; mental pain or suffering; grief SMART a1400
affliction, trouble MARREMENT 1390 obs. rare
affliction; trouble; sorrow TINE 1590 obs.
an affliction, discouragement; a sudden blow or stroke that casts down, confounds, depresses, etc. DASH 1580 obs.
an affliction, trial; something untoward or distressing in one’s experience THE CROOK IN ONE’S LOT a1732 Sc.
– a non-specific affliction, disease, or illness THE NADGERS 1956 Brit. sl.
a severe affliction or malady CACOPATHY 1721 obs. rare

AFFLICT etc. – VERBS
to afflict, to annoy, to trouble, to vex; also, to give trouble, to bother, to weary FASH 1533 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
to afflict; to distress; to use oppression; to oppress, to harass THRING c1175 obs.
– to afflict, to oppress, to persecute TWINGE a1300 obs. rare
to afflict, with a disease or the like FASH 1719 Sc.


AFFLUENT – ADJECTIVES
– affluent, rich; having money IN THE CHIPS 1938 US sl.
affluent, wealthy, socially prominent SILVER-TAILED 1890 sl., orig. Aust.
affluent, wealthy, well-to-do, rich FAT 1611 obs. exc. Amer. dial.


AFFRAY – NOUNS
an affray EFFRAY 1375 obs.
an affray, a disturbance, a quarrel SCRAFFLE 1790 Eng. dial.
– an affray, a disturbance, a row MUSS 1829 colloq., rare
an affray, an onslaught, a fierce or destructive attack ANSLAIGHT a1625 obs.


AFFRONT, AFFRONTED – ADJECTIVES
affronted; displeased BEGRUMPLED 1790 Eng. dial.
full of affront; insulting; hostile AFFRONTOUS 1598 obs. rare

AFFRONT etc. – NOUNS
affront, a reproach; disgrace TASH 1709 Sc.
affront, disgrace BAFFLE c1645 obs.
an extreme affront, putdown, or disappointment KING’S ELEVATOR 20C US sl.
an extreme affront, putdown, or disappointment ROYAL SCREW 20C US sl.
an extreme affront, putdown, or disappointment ROYAL SHAFT 20C US sl.

AFFRONT etc. – VERBS
to affront; to defy, to oppose or confront a person openly, boldly, or insolently BEARD 1476
to affront; to irritate; to annoy; to anger CAG 1801 Eng. dial.
to affront; to offend, to give offense to; to take offense; to pout MIFF 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to be affronted, to take offense TAKE MIFF 1750 Eng. dial.


AFGHANISTAN – NOUNS, PERSON
an Afghan ABDUL 1910s sl., derogatory
an Afghan ABDULLAH 1910s sl., derogatory
in Afghanistan, a member of the Taliban TALEB 20C


AFORESAID – ADJECTIVES
aforesaid; mentioned or treated of before or already BEFORESAID a1225 arch.
aforesaid; previously mentioned TOFORESAID 1387-8 obs.


AFRAID – ADJECTIVES
afraid AFRAIDLY 1940 Amer. dial.
afraid CHARLEY;  CHARLIE c1930 sl.
afraid CRAPPY c1920 Sc.
afraid DARESOME 1938 Amer. dial.
afraid FAID 1888 Amer. dial.
afraid FEARD 1908 Amer. dial.
afraid FEART 1834 Amer. dial.
afraid FEERED 1933 Amer. dial.
afraid OFFERD c1200 obs.
afraid POOPY 1963 sl.
afraid RAWN 1825 Sc.
afraid SMALL 1986 US sl.
afraid SPOOKED 1937 US sl.
afraid WINDY 1916 sl.
afraid at heart HEART-FEARED Bk1902 N. Ireland
afraid, concerned BAISED 1825 Sc.
afraid, cowardly CHICKEN 1933 orig. US
afraid, dismayed AFFLEY’D a1774 Sc.
afraid, easily frightened, fearful, timid, cowardly SCARY 1800 Amer. dial.
afraid, extremely frightened; terrified SHIT-SCARED 1958 sl.
afraid, extremely scared or frightened; senseless with fear or physical distress SCARED SHITLESS 1910s sl.
afraid, fearful AIRTH; AIRTHFUL Bk1852 Eng. dial.
afraid, fearful BANG Bk1913 S. Afr. 
– afraid, fearful, dreadful, frightful FEARIE 1807 Sc. obs.
afraid, fearful, timid, cowardly SCAREDY 1955 Amer. dial.
afraid, fearful, timid, nervous, cowardly FUNKY 1837 sl.
afraid, fearful, timid, terrified FERDY c1340 obs. rare
afraid, frightened OF-FEARED a1200 obs.
afraid, frightened REDD;  REDE 1721 Sc.
afraid, frightened; affected with fear or terror AFEARD;  AFEARED;  AFFERED c1000
afraid, frightened, apprehensive; alarmed RAD c1200 obs. exc. Sc.
afraid, frightened, spooked BOOGERED 1936 Amer. dial.
afraid, frightened; timid FEARED a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
afraid, greatly terrified, badly frightened FORFRIGHTED c1250
afraid, nervous BALMY World War I Amer. sl.
afraid, nervous YARK 1880 Sc.
afraid, scared ASCAID;  ASCAIRT;  ASCARED;  ASKEARED;  ASKEERED 1926 Amer. dial.
afraid, scared FAT AROUND THE HEART 1935 Amer. dial.
afraid, terrified AGAST;  AGEST 1790 Eng. dial.
afraid, terrified AGUSH’D 1790 Eng. dial.
afraid, terrified GAST a1300 obs.
afraid, terrified TERRIFICK 1821 Sc. obs.
afraid, timorous, apprehensive ARGH 1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
greatly afraid, frightened, put in dread ADRAD;  ADREAD c1200 obs.
– more afraid, more frightened FEARDER 1838 Sc.
nervously afraid or upset GRUE c1924 sl.
superstitiously afraid, affected by a feeling of the supernatural; in dread of spirits OORIE 1877 Sc.

AFRAID – NOUNS
a making afraid or terrifying PAVEFACTION 1658 obs. rare
the condition of being afraid or frightened; terror, fear FEAREDNESS a1300 obs.

AFRAID – NOUNS, PERSON
one who’s afraid; a timorous person SCAIRDY CAT 1658 obs. rare

AFRAID – PHRASES
I am afraid IT FEARS ME 1503 obs.

AFRAID – VERBS
to be afraid BE DOUBTED c1315 obs.
to be afraid DANT 1825 Sc. obs.
to be afraid GET THE BREEZE UP 1925 sl.
to be afraid GET THE WIND UP 1916 sl.
to be afraid HAVE THE BRITTS UP 1945 Aust. sl.
to be afraid HAVE THE JIMMIES 1945 Aust. sl.
to be afraid OFFRIGHT c1205 obs.
to be afraid RUN A MILE FROM 1949 sl.
to be afraid SHAKE IN ONE’S SHOES 1818 sl.
to be afraid SHIT ONESELF c1813 sl.
to be afraid SWEAT BLOOD 1924 sl.
to be afraid of, to dread, to fear DOUBT c1225 obs.
to be afraid of; to fear EFFEIR 1552 Sc. obs. rare
to be afraid of; to fear a person FUNK 1837 obs.
to be afraid of; to scare, to terrify HAZEN 1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to be afraid, to shake with fear; to crouch, to hide, to lie hid DERE 1808 Sc. obs.
to be afraid; to fear for oneself ADRAD;  ADREAD a1000 obs.
to be afraid; to lose heart or courage, to become depressed, to give way FAINT c1350 arch.
to be afraid; to lose one’s nerve, to avoid doing something out of fear FUNK 1813 sl.
to be afraid; to shudder with fear, to quake STARKLE 1527 obs.
to be extremely afraid or scared SHIT A BRICK; SHIT BRICKS 1961 sl.
to become afraid or nervous CRACK World War II Amer. sl.
to become afraid or scared; to scare, to unnerve; to take fright SPOOK 1920s US sl.
to make afraid, to frighten PAVEFY 1656 obs. rare
to make afraid; to frighten; to make nervous PUT THE WIND UP 1916 sl.
to make afraid; to frighten, to terrify AFEAR;  AFERE;  AFFERE a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to make afraid; to terrify ADRAD;  ADREAD c1314 obs.
to make anyone afraid PUT A DAFF ON A PERSON Bk1900 Eng. dial.


AFRICA – ADJECTIVES
African AFRICKY E17
African; Black AFRO E20 US sl.
very African looking NAPPYBLACK 1960s African-American sl.

AFRICA – NOUNS
Africa THE DARK CONTINENT 1878
the Deep South; Africa OLD COUNTRY 1960s African-American sl.

AFRICA – NOUNS, PERSON
– a Black African MUNTU 1920 S. Afr. derogatory & offensive
a black-skinned African; an Ethiopian; a Black person; any very dark-skinned person; formerly used without depreciatory force BLACKAMOORBLACKAMORE 1525
a black-skinned African; an Ethiopian; a Black person; any very dark-skinned person BLACKAMORIANBLACK MORIAN 1526 obs.
a black-skinned African; an Ethiopian; a Black person; any very dark-skinned person; formerly used without depreciatory force BLACK-A-MOORE; BLACKMOOR 1547
a dark-skinned African; esp. one who is a native or inhabitant of sub-Saharan Africa BLACK AFRICAN 1633
an African AF;  AFF 1960s S. Afr. sl., derogatory
a native of Barbary in Africa BARBARESQUE 1804
a native of Barbary in Africa BARBARIAN 1572 obs.
an indigenous African FUZZY-WUZZY L19 Brit. sl., derogatory
a non-White, esp. an African CHOC 1978 S. Afr. sl., derogatory & offensive
a person of African or Asian descent MONKEY 1839-40 Amer. sl.. usually offensive and contemptuous
a person on the coast of Africa who acts as interpreter to ship masters, and assists them in conducting the trade BEACH-MAN 1867
a very African-looking person, short of stature, with a dark complexion and broad features ZOMBIE 1980s African-American sl.
a West African male QUASHEE 1620s African-American usage
orig. a native or inhabitant of ancient Mauretania, a region of North Africa corresponding to parts of present-day Morocco and Algeria; later, a member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent inhabiting north-western Africa (now mainly present-day Mauritania), who in the 8th century conquered Spain MOOR a1000


AFRIKANER – NOUNS, PERSON
an Afrikaner HAIRY; HAIRYBACK 1970 S. Afr. sl., derogatory
an Afrikaner, a Dutchman; esp. one who is a gentleman MYNHEER 1701


AFTER – ADJECTIVES
coming after POSTVENTIONAL 1645 obs. rare

AFTER – ADVERBS
after a time UMBEWHILE 971 obs.
after (in time) UMBE c1000 obs.
afterwards, after AFTERHEND 1815 Sc. & Eng. dial.
of place: at the rear, after AT-AFTER 1879 Eng. dial.

AFTER – NOUNS
anything that comes after; anything occurring when it has ceased to be expected AFTERCLAP 1816 Eng. dial.
what comes after, consequence AFTER-COME Bk1898 Sc.

AFTER – PREPOSITIONS
– immediately after SNIVER;  SNIVVER 1860 Amer. dial.


AFTERMATH – NOUNS
aftermath that is surprising and unfortunate or harmful; an unwelcome consequence or surprise AFTERCLAP c1330
an aftermath; an accompanying or resultant effect of something FALLOUT 1950s Amer. sl.


AFTERNOON – ADJECTIVES
– belonging to the afternoon POMERIDIAN 1575 rare

AFTERNOON – NOUNS
afternoon AFFIE 1990s sl.
afternoon AFT 1885 Amer. sl.
afternoon AFTER 1900s Aust. & US sl.
afternoon AFTERDINNER 1927 Amer. dial.
afternoon AFTIE; AFTY 1927 Aust. sl.
afternoon AFTO;  ARFTO 1927 Aust. sl.
afternoon ARVE 1927 Aust. sl.
afternoon ARVIE 1970s S. Afr. sl.
afternoon ARVO 1927 Aust. sl.
afternoon AVVO 1930s sl., chiefly Aust.
afternoon; midday OVERNOON 1779 obs.
late afternoon SHANK OF THE AFTERNOON Bk1942 Amer. sl.
late afternoon; sunset DAY DOWN 1894 Amer. dial.
the forenoon  UNDERN 1684 Eng. dial. obs.
the time of undern (the forenoon; later used especially for the early part of the afternoon) UNDERMEAL c1000 obs.
this afternoon SARVO 1940s Aust. & NZ sl.


AFTERSHAVE – NOUNS
– aftershave lotion; cologne BUFA Bk1970 US students’ sl.
aftershave lotion; cologne FOO-FOO WATER Bk2006 US sl.
men’s aftershave that supposedly enhances virility and sexual appeal JUNGLE JUICE 1970s US sl.


AFTERTASTE – NOUNS (also see TASTE)
aftertaste GOOD-BYE TASTE 1906 Amer. dial.
an aftertaste, a twang FAREWELL 1634 obs. exc. Amer. dial.


AFTERTHOUGHT – NOUNS
an afterthought; anything occurring when it has ceased to be expected; anything that comes after AFTERCLAP 1816 Eng. dial.
an afterthought; a recalling to mind of something forgotten or omitted BACK-FETCH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
an afterthought or action AFTER-FETCH Bk1898 Eng. dial.


AFTERWARDS – ADVERBS
afterwards EFT c1200 obs. or arch.
afterwards EFTERLINS 1915 Sc.
afterwards, after; said of time AT-AFTER 1790 Eng. dial.
afterwards, later SITHEN a1000 obs.
afterwards, later SITHENCE 1377 obs.
afterwards, soon afterwards EFTSOON 1297 obs. or arch.
afterwards, soon afterwards EFTSOONS 1530 obs. or arch.
afterwards, subsequently SITH a1000 arch.