Reverse Dictionary: ANO – ANZ

– anonymous ANYMOUSE 1979 US navy usage
anonymous; having the real name concealed CRYPTONYMOUS 1880 rare
anonymous, without a known author; said of a book, etc. FATHERLESS 1611 obs.

an anonymous publication ANONYM 1805

– an anonymous member of the public MR. ANYBODY 1940s sl.
an anonymous person ANONYM 1805
an anonymous woman JANE DOE 1970s sl.

another, esp. another drink of beer ANOTHERY 1963 Aust. sl.

answerable, responsible RESPONSAL c1460 obs.
answering, replying, responding RESPONSORY 1576 obs.
applied to one who gives a short answer CUT-FINGERED Bk1867 Sc.
containing an answer or response REPONSARY 1567
making a plain, simple answer SIMPLE-ANSWERED Bk1895 rare

used as a humorous acknowledgement of a correct answer SCORE! 1994 US sl.

a curt, rude, or unhelpful answer or response DUSTY ANSWER 1862
a curt, sharp answer; a ready answer or argument; a snappish retort;  SNAPHANCE 1598 obs.
an answer ANSQUARE c1175 obs.
an answer BACKCAP 1945 US sl.
an answer, a response or reply RESPONSAL a1475 obs.
an answer; a reply ANWORD Bk1852 obs.
an answering ANSWERAGE 1642 obs. rare
an answering or reply; a response RESPONSION a1475 rare
an answer to an objection; a solution, explanation of a difficulty SALVO 1659 obs.
an insolent or hostile answer; a retort; mutual abuse BACK-JAW M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
answer; reply SWARE c1175 obs.
an unsatisfactory answer or a poor excuse FIMBLE-FAMBLE 19C sl.
a retaliatory answer, a retort, a rejoinder TALIATION 1822 Sc. obs. nonce word
a sarcastic answer to an impertinent question; a sarcasm SNIPE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
a saucy or impertinent answer GLUT 1914 Amer. dial.
a wise or prudent answer ORACLE 1638
a wrong answer MISANSWER 1496 obs.
the answer to a problem; that which is sough for QUAESITE 1655 obs. rare
the answer to a problem; that which is sought for QUAESITUM 1748

a person who is answerable or responsible RESPONSAL Bk1895 obs.

used to indicate that one does not know the answer to a question ASK ME ANOTHER 1910 sl.
used as an evasive answer to a question, esp. ‘What’s that?” ALOES TO CATCH MEDDLERS 1927 Amer. dial.

to answer ANDWURDE c885 obs.
to answer ANSQUARE c1300 obs.
to answer ENT Bk1900 Sc.
to answer ONSWERE c1425 obs.
to answer SWARE c1175 obs.
to answer back, to retort GIVE ONE THE GAMMET Bk1900 Eng. dial.
to answer by asking another question ANSWER SCOTCH FASHION Bk1921 sl.
to answer evasively ANSWER LIKE A NORMAN Bk1922
to answer in an insolent or hostile manner; to retort, altercate, abuse BACK-JAW M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
to answer pertly, to retort, to argue CAMPLE 1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to answer saucily CAWPER Bk1877 Eng. dial.
to answer saucily; to mouth YAPPERYOPPER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to answer shortly and hastily; to interrupt in order to correct; to defeat in an argument TAKE UP 1899 Sc.
to answer to a reply SURREPLY 1605 obs.
to give a tart answer; to converse in a lively manner BIRK Bk1867 Sc.
to give a wrong or inappropriate answer to a person MISANSWER a1325

relating to ants MYRMIDONIAN 1599 rare
relating to the study of ants MYRMECOLOGICAL 1886

ANT etc. – NOUNS
a big black ant that stings SADDLE-HORSE ANT 1968 Amer. dial.
a black ant BLACK PISHMINNIE Bk1911 Sc. 
a large ant UNCLE 1960 Amer. dial.
an ant AMET;  AMETE;  AMOTE;  EEMOCK;  EEMUCK c1300 obs.
an ant AMMUT 1887 Eng. dial.
an ant ANT BUG 1944 Amer. dial.
an ant ANTIMIRE;  ANTYMIRE 1899 Amer. dial.
an ant ANT-MIRE 19C US euphemism for ‘piss-ant’
an ant ANTYMAR 1931 Amer. dial.
an ant ANTYPISSMIRE 1930 Amer. dial.
an ant ATTERCOP Bk1898 Eng. dial.
an ant BISHIMER 1893 Eng. dial.
an ant CALICRAT 1596 obs. exc. Sc.
an ant EMMACK 1773 Sc.
an ant EMMET c1300
an ant EMMOCK;  EMOCK 1862 Sc.
an ant EMMOR Bk1717
an ant ETTERCAP Bk1898 Sc.
an ant FISHIMER Bk1830 Eng. dial.
an ant FORMICE 1484 obs. rare
an ant IMAKY-AMAKY 1825 Sc. obs.
an ant IMMICK;  IMMOCK Bk1845 Sc.
an ant IMOK Bk1902 Sc.
an ant MAUR 1366 obs.
an ant MERYAN;  MERYON;  MURYAN 1865 Eng. dial.
an ant PIECE ANT 1916 Amer. dial.
an ant PIGMIRE Bk1896 Eng. dial.
an ant PISHMITHER Bk1880 Eng. dial.
an ant PISMIRE c1395
an ant PISMOTE Bk1875 Eng. dial.
an ant PISS-ANT 1770 Amer. dial.
an ant PISS UNCLE 1969 Amer. dial.
an ant PISSY-ANT;  PIZZY-ANT 1965 Amer. dial.
an ant SCOTCH Bk1904 Sc. obs.
an ant YAMMET Bk1900 Eng. dial.
an ant, the pismire PISHMIRE;  PUSHMIRE 1830 Eng. dial.
an ant; an insect ENEMY Bk1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
an anthill ANTI-TUMP;  ANT-TUMP;  ANTY-TUMP 1879 Eng. dial.
an anthill BANK 1667 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
an anthill BED Bk1898 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-BATCH 1825 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-BUTT 1882 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-CAST 1884 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-HEAP Bk1893 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-HILL Bk1900 Eng. dial.
an anthill EMMET-HUMP Bk1888 Eng. dial.
an anthill HASSOCK Bk1902 Eng. dial.
ants ANTSES 1931 Amer. dial.
a small ant PEE ANT 1954 Amer. dial.
a small or young ant ANTLING 1782 rare
– a soldier ant POLICEMAN 1877 obs.
– fear of ants MYRMECOPHOBIA Bk1991
– the study of ants MYRMECOLOGY 1890

– an expert in or a student of myrmecology, the study of ants MYRMECOLOGIST 1879

ANT etc. – VERBS
to cut up and destroy anthills THROW BATCHES 1869 Eng. dial.

antagonistic, adverse, contrary, opposed OPPONENT 1647
antagonistic, adverse, repugnant OPPOSITE 1595 obs.
antagonistic, at odds NOSE-TO-NOSE 1967 Amer. dial.
antagonistic, at odds, unfriendly, indignant EDGEWISE 1914 Amer. dial.
antagonistic, opposed in will or action, hostile, adverse OPPOSITE 1577 obs.

antagonism, opposition, contrariety, conflict OPPUGNANCY 1606
antagonism, opposition; the act of an opponent or of something opposing OPPONENCY 1727

an antagonist; an opponent, a rival MATCH c1400 obs.
an antagonistic, hostile person FASCIO 2000s Black British & teen sl.

to deliberately antagonize or provoke a person or group, esp. one that is dangerous or powerful POKE THE BEAR 1840

Antarctica FAR SOUTH 1881
any place in Antarctica viewed to be slightly warmer than the rest of the continent, esp. the Antarctica Peninsula or Davis station RIVIERA;  RIVIERA OF THE SOUTH 1963 Antarctica usage
a personal message sent or received in the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic (from the telex code for ‘with all my/our love darling’) WHIZZER;  WYSSA;  WYZZA 1959 Aust.
– either of the Arctic and Antarctic Circles POLAR LINE 1658 obs.
McMurdo Station, Antarctica MACTOWN 2003 Antarctica usage
the ‘Antarctic factor’, which explains any and all unexpected and added difficulties encountered A-FACTOR 1988 Antarctica usage
the notional association of all those who have been in Antarctica for more than 500 consecutive days FIVE HUNDRED CLUB 2003 sl. Antarctica usage
the sleeping quarters of the officer in charge (OIC) OICERY 1959 Antarctica usage

a person suffering from chronic disorientation in Arctic regions of Antarctica produced by long days and then long nights MOOP 1959 Antarctica usage
a person who has spent at least one winter in Antarctica (Old Antarctic Explorer) OAE 1960 Antarctica usage
a person who has spent the winter in Antarctica WINTER-OVER Bk2006 Antarctica usage
a person who spends the winter in Antarctica WINTERER 1958 Antarctica usage
a person who spends the winter in Antarctica WINTEROVERER 1958 Antarctica usage
a scientist or a scientist’s assistant whose work takes them into the field, away from McMurdo Station COUNTRY MOUSE 2003 sl.
a summer worker in Antarctica TOURIST 1966 Antarctica usage
a woman whose husband is in Antarctica ICE WIDOW 1971 NZ sl.

antecedent, prior; of greater importance RATHER 1657 obs. rare

the antelope CAPRICERVE 1661 obs. rare

full of antics, posing, striking absurd attitudes GAMMOCKING 1842 Eng. dial.
performing queer antics LIKE A MONKEY UP A STICK L19 colloq.

an antic, caper, frolic; a hubbub, a noisy game CALEEVER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
an antic; nonsense JIG 1596 sl.
an antic or grotesque action or expression of face, a grimace; dumb show; an affected manner, affectation MEE-MAW 1790 Eng. dial.
antics, capers, as in dancing about FANDANGLES Bk1900 Eng. dial.
antics, fidgets ITEMS 1867 Eng. dial.
antics, pranks MANTICKS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
antics, rowdy or unrestrained behaviour ONGANG 1866 Sc.
antics, tricks HAMGAMS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
antics, tricks, eccentric feats DIDOES 1835 Eng. dial.
antics, tricks, frolics, practical jokes; whims, fancies MAY-GAMES 1825 Eng. dial.
antics, tricks; gesticulations; grimaces MEGRIMS 1890 Eng. dial.
foolish antics; embarrassing behaviour MONKEYSHINES 1828 US sl.
– foolish antics or gestures MURLIMEWES 1583 obs.

– a person who performs antics GAMBOLLER 1587 obs. rare

in a state of keen anticipation TOEY 20C Aust. & NZ sl.

to anticipate BEFORE-TAKE 1382 obs.
to anticipate an opportunity CATCH THE BALL BEFORE THE BOUND 1589
– to anticipate someone’s words; to take the words out of somebody’s mouth EAT A FAT BIT BEFORE SOMEONE 1897 Sc.
to anticipate; to forecast; to conjecture as to the future CAST c1384 obs.
to anticipate; to forestall OBVIATE 1712 obs.
to anticipate, to look forward to, to intend ALLOT Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to anticipate unduly EAT THE CALF IN THE COW’S BELLY M17 sl.

anti-climax; ludicrous descent from the elevated to the commonplace in writing or speech BATHOS 1727

serving as antidote BEZOARDIC 1671
serving as antidote BEZOARDICAL a1644 obs.

an antidote or counter-poison BEZOAR 1597 obs.

an antimacassar HEADRESTHEADREST PIECE 1967 Amer. dial.
an antimacassar; an ornamental covering, esp. of fancywork, used to protect the back, arm, or headrest of a piece of furniture from soiling CADDY 1968 Amer. dial.

antiquated, old-fashioned FARRANT 1818 Sc.
antiquated, old-fashioned MOSS-GROWN 1851
– antiquated, old-fashioned; obsolete RUSTY 1549
antiquated, old-fashioned, out of date FOGRAM 1772 obs.
antiquated, old-fashioned; quaint; droll AULD-FARRANT 1750 Sc.
antiquated, old or outdated MOSSY 1904 US sl.
antiquated; out of fashion MOTH-EATEN c1400
antiquated, related to the attic ATTICQUATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
antique, ancient, old VENERABLE 1792
antique, ancient, old-fashioned OLD ANCIENT 1893 Sc. & Eng. dial.
antique, ancient, out-of-date CATHEDRAL L17 sl.
becoming antiquated; deteriorating through age, disuse, or neglect RUSTING 1682

an antique, a relic; something that has acquired venerable or impressive qualities through age RESIDENTER;  OLD RESIDENTER 1912 Amer. dial.
an antique; a venerable thing VENERABLE 1803 nonce use
an antiquity, ancient rite or custom HAS-BEEN 1820 Sc.
antiquities; old things ANCIENTRY 1866 Eng. dial.
antiquity ​ANCIENTNESS 1828 Sc.
antiquity ANCIENTRY 1887 Sc.
antiquity ANCIENTY 1677 Eng. dial.
antiquity, a former state of things ELDNESS 1387 obs.
antiquity, duration of existence; time considered as a destroying or wearing agency ELD c1374 obs.
antiquity, olden quality OLDENNESS 1422 obs.
something regarded as antiquated or decrepit MUSEUM PIECE 1928 colloq.
the science or study of antiquities PALAEOLOGY 1828

an antiquarian MAN OF CABINETS 1698 obs.
an antiquarian, a lover of antiquities PALAEOPHILIST 1822 nonce word
an antiquarian, one versed in the study of antiquities PALAEOLOGIST 1828
an antiquarian; one who rests on the authority of antiquity PALAEOLOGIAN 1894 obs.
an antiquary, a lover of what is ancient PHILARCHAIST 1652
an antiquated or old-fashioned person; a fussy old fellow FOGRAM 1775
an antique dealer or art dealer commissioned to find a specific object BIRD DOG 1929 Amer. sl.
an antique dealer or collector TAT QUEEN Bk1972 Brit. homosexual sl.
a person holding very antiquated notions MOSSBACK 1873 colloq.
a person regarded as antiquated or decrepit MUSEUM PIECE 1928 colloq.

to act as an antiquary ANTIQUARIANIZE 1828 colloq.
– to render antiquated or obsolete RUST 1694 obs. rare

acting in an anti-social or otherwise unacceptable manner OFF ONE’S BASE 1930s sl., orig. baseball usage

an anti-social person CACOGEN Bk1994
a youth who behaves in an antisocial or aggressive, way; an uncouth ruffian YOB 1927 orig. Brit.

a completely relaxed, distended anus; used by sex fetishists, esp. on the Internet GAPE 1999 US sl.
a large anus that has been frequently used for anal intercourse ABYSS 1980s US homosexual sl.
a loose anus and rectum LINCOLN TUNNEL 1981 US homosexual sl.
an unusually loose anus and rectum ARSE LIKE A WIZARD’S SLEEVE 2002 UK sl.
the anal passage MARMITE MOTORWAY 1990s sl.
the anus ACE 2000s sl.
the anus A-HOLE 1940s US sl.
the anus AIRHOLE 1920s US euphemism
the anus ALLEY WAY 1950s US homosexual sl.
the anus ARSEHOLE a1400 sl.
the anus ARSE-THIRL a1000 obs.
the anus ASS CUNT 1974 US sl.
the anus BACK 1980s sl.
the anus BACK BOTTIE 1980s Aust. sl.
the anus BACK DOOR 1694 sl.
the anus BACK ENTRANCE L19 sl. 
the anus BACK EYE 1960s sl.
– the anus BACK GARDEN Bk2007 sl.
the anus BACK GATE L19 sl. 
the anus BACKSLICE 1980s sl.
the anus BACKSLIT 1980s sl.
– the anus BAHOOKIE 1994 UK sl.
the anus BALLOON KNOT Bk2006 US sl.
the anus BARKING SPIDER 1990s sl.
– the anus BLOT Bk1970 Aust. sl.
the anus BOUNGYBUNGY 1982 Bahamas
the anus BRONZA;  BRONZE;  BRONZO 1953 Aust. sl.
the anus BRONZE EYE 1969 sl.
the anus BROWN HOLE Bk2006 US sl.
the anus BUTTHOLE 1951 Amer. sl.
the anus BUTTONHOLE 1974
the anus CAKEHOLE 2000s Irish sl.
the anus CHOCOLATE STARFISH 1997 UK sl.
the anus CHUFF BOX 1961 UK sl.
the anus CLAM 1983 US sl.
the anus COAL HOLE 2003 UK sl.
the anus COOLIE 1970s US sl.
the anus CORNHOLE 1922 US sl.
the anus CRACK 20C US colloq.
the anus DATE-LOCKER 20C Aust. sl.
the anus DEADEYE a1961 US sl., esp. nautical & prison usage
the anus DILBERRY-MAKER E19 Brit. sl.
the anus DITCH 1970s US homosexual sl.
the anus DOPEY 18C Brit. sl.
the anus DOUGHNUT 1985 Aust. sl.
the anus ELEPHANT AND CASTLE 19C Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘ass-hole’
the anus EYE c1405 sl.
– the anus FART-BOX 1968 US sl.
the anus FARTER 1920s sl.
the anus FARTHOLE 1986 Amer. sl.
the anus FARTING-CLAPPER 19C Brit. sl.
the anus FRECKLE 1967 Aust. sl.
the anus GAT 1968 S. Afr.
the anus GIGGY;  GIGI 1950s Amer. sl.
the anus GOOLA 1940s US sl.
the anus HOLE 1607 sl.
the anus JAXYJOXY 20C Brit. sl.
the anus LIGHT AND BITTER 2000s rhyming sl. for ‘shitter’
the anus MANCUNT 1990s homosexual sl.
the anus MANGINA 2000s homosexual sl.
the anus MONOCULAR EYEGLASS c1860 Brit. jocular usage
the anus MUCKHOLE 1930s sl.
the anus MUSTARD POT 1940s US sl.
the anus MUSTARD ROAD 1970s US sl.
the anus NETHER EYE c1405 sl.
the anus NORTH POLE L19 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘hole’
the anus OLD BROWN WINDSOR 1920s Aust. sl.
the anus OLD COALEY 1940s Amer. dial. euphemism
the anus OLD RIP 1970s US homosexual sl.
the anus ORT 1952 Aust. sl.
the anus PAN 1970s US homosexual sl.
– the anus POOP 1611 sl.
– the anus POOP CHUTE 1970s US sl.
the anus PORT-HOLE 19C Brit. & US sl.
– the anus PUSSY 1960s sl.
the anus QUEEN’S GAFF 1992 UK sl.
the anus QUIM 1930s US homosexual sl.
the anus RING 1949 sl.
the anus RING-PIECE 1949 UK sl.
the anus RISSOLE 1971 Aust. euphemism for ‘arsehole’
the anus ROUNDEYE M20 US sl.
the anus ROUND-MOUTH E19 Brit. sl.
the anus SAFE 1990s US prison sl.
the anus SALMON 1980s Aust. sl.
the anus SAMANTHA JANUS 2002 UK sl.
the anus SHIT-CHUTE 1960s sl.
the anus SHITHOLE 1937 sl.
the anus SHITTER 20C sl.
the anus SLOP-CHUTE M20 US sl.
the anus SOUTH POLE 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘hole’
the anus TAILPIPE 1990s US sl.
the anus TOOKISTUKIS Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
the anus TOUCH-HOLE 1942 Amer. dial.
the anus TRAP NUMBER TWO 1998 UK sl.
the anus TRAP TWO 1998 UK sl.
the anus UNDER YONDER 1972 US sl.
the anus VENT 1587 obs.
the anus WIND-MILL E19 Brit. sl.
– the anus WORKMAN’S ENTRANCE 1990s sl.
the anus WRONG DOOR 18C jocular usage
the anus YING-YANG 1968 sl.
the anus and rectum CHOCOLATE HIGHWAY 1977 US sl.
the anus and rectum YAZOO 1990 US sl.
the anus considered as a musical instrument in the breaking of wind BACK-DOOR TRUMPET M19 Brit. sl.
the anus, designated as an entry suitable for sex TRADESMAN’S (ENTRANCE) 2001 UK sl.
the anus, esp. when the owner has diarrhoea SCATTER GUN 20C Brit. sl.
the anus in anal intercourse BACK DOOR 20C US sl.
the anus of a woman BACK TOTTIE 1980s Aust. sl.
– the anus or buttocks of a person NACHE c1440 obs.
the anus or rectum, in the context of (homosexual) anal intercourse VEGEMITE VALLEY 1990s Aust. sl.
the anus, specifically when one is breaking wind ARS MUSICA 18C Brit. sl.
the anus; the anus in anal copulation BACK-WAY E20 US
the anus; the arse JACK 19C sl.
the anus; the arse, the posteriors A-S M18 Brit. sl.
the anus; the asshole A.H. 1910s US euphemism
– the anus, the backside ANE 1990s UK schoolchildren usage
the anus; the backside BOTTLE AND GLASS 1930 UK rhyming sl. for ‘arse’
the anus; the backside CLACKER 1960 Aust. sl.
the anus; the backside; the buttocks (rhyming sl. for Aristotle – Bottle – Bottle and Glass – arse) ARIS;  ‘ARRIS 1979 UK sl.
the anus; the buttocks ARSE c1000
the anus; the buttocks ASTRONAUT 2003 US sl.
the anus; the buttocks BAKERY GOODS 1960s US homosexual sl.
the anus; the buttocks BAZOO Bk2006 US sl.
the anus; the buttocks CAMERA OBSCURA L19 sl.
the anus, the buttocks CHUFF 1945 Aust. sl.
the anus; the buttocks DATE 1919 Aust. sl.
the anus, the buttocks DINGER 1943 Aust.
the anus; the buttocks EARS 1920s euphemism
the anus; the buttocks FART-BOX 1966 Amer. sl.
the anus; the buttocks KAZOO 1960s sl.
the anus; the buttocks QUOIT 1919 Aust. sl.
the anus, the buttocks SATCHEL 1940s US sl.
– the anus, the buttocks WAZOO 1970s sl.
the anus; the buttocks, the backside DEAF AND DUMB 1992 rhyming sl. for ‘bum’
the anus, the buttocks, the rear end OKOLE 1938 Hawaii
the anus; the fundament TIB B1900 Eng. dial.
the anus; the posteriors ASSEROONIE M20 US sl.
the anus; the posteriors FUN 17C Brit. sl.
the anus; the posteriors FUNDAMENT 13C
the anus; the posteriors NOCK 16C colloq.
the anus; the posteriors NOCKANDRO 16C colloq.
the anus; the posteriors POSTERN 18C Brit. sl.
the anus; the posterior; the buttocks UNDERPASS 2003 UK rhyming sl. for ‘arse’
the anus; the rectal passage CADBURY ALLEY 1990s sl.
the anus; the rectal passage CADBURY CANAL 1990s sl.
the anus; the rectal passage CADBURY CHANNEL 1990s sl.
the anus, the rectum ASSHOLE a1500 sl.
the anus, the rectum BOURNVILLE BOULEVARD 1997 UK sl.
the anus, the rectum BUNGHOLE 17C sl.
the anus, the rectum CACKPIKE 1990s sl.
the anus; the rectum FUGO 18C Brit. sl.
the anus, the rectum SIEGE 1561 obs.
the anus; the rump, the buttocks ASS 1672
the anus; usually used in a homosexual context BUTT PUSSY 20C US sl.
the anus with reference to the breaking of wind WINDWARD PASSAGE L18 Brit. sl.
the area of dark skin around the anus ACE OF ARSE 2000s sl.
the area of dark skin around the anus ACE OF SPADES 2000s sl.
the hair surrounding the anus ARSE CRESS 2002 Brit. sl.


to goose, i.e. to stick a thumb or finger into someone’s anus DATE 1910s Aust. & NZ sl.
to lick the anus, esp. before sexual intercourse RIM 1959 US sl.
to poke something, perhaps a finger, in someone’s anus GOOSE M20 US sl.
to push a real or imagined object up someone’s anus; to ‘goose’ CORN HOLE 20C US sl.

a cooper’s anvil BEAK-IRON 1795 Eng. dial.
sparks from an anvil HAMMER-FLUSH 1827 Sc.

anxious ANXOM 1889 Eng. dial.
anxious INACTIOUS Bk1902 Eng. dial.
anxious ON ONE’S HEADON TOP OF ONE’S HEAD 1966 Amer. dial.
anxious about something ON ONE EAR 1967 Amer. dial.
anxious about something SITTING ON PINS 1965 Amer. dial.
anxious about something SITTING ON TENTERHOOKS 1965 Amer. dial.
anxious about something STANDING ON ONE’S EARS 1967 Amer. dial.
anxious and overstudious in an academic situation WONKY 1970s Amer. college sl.
anxious, angry, enraged, upset, vexed HAIRED UP;  HAR(R)ED UP 1914 Amer. dial.
anxious, brooding; melancholy, sorrowful PENSIFUL a1450 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial. obs.
anxious, careful; sorrowful HOUGHFUL 970 obs.
anxious, concerned FEARFUL 1535 obs.
anxious, concerned THOCHTED 1871 Sc.
anxious, concerned, or busy about, occupied or engaged in or with, something VERSANT 1645
anxious, concerned, solicitous CURIOUS c1400 obs.
anxious; confused; agitated NERVED UP 1890 Amer. dial.
anxious, distressed in mind BAD 1876 Sc.
anxious, eager FIRST 1913 Amer. dial.
anxious, eager KEBBIE 1898 Sc.
anxious, eager, desirous RED-HOT 1896 Eng. dial.
anxious, eager, desirous, keen  EDGY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
anxious, eagerly desirous, solicitous YEARNFUL c888 obs.
anxious, excited, angry; displaying heightened emotions UP IN THE AIR 1873 colloq. rare
anxious, excited, impatient RAMSASSPATORIOUS 1916 Amer. dial.
anxious; fretting CARKING 1567 obs. or arch.
anxious, full of care YEMELICH c1205 obs. rare
anxious, full of care or trouble CARKFUL c1449 obs.
anxious, full of thought; pensive PENSATIVE 1574 obs.
anxious; gloomy, melancholy; shy, timid YONDERLY 1828 Eng. dial.
anxious, in suspense; in a restless, impatient condition ON NETTLES 1866
anxious, nervous; confused; agitated NERVOUSED UP 1931 Amer. dial.
anxious, nervous; confused; agitated NERVOUS-UPPED 1954 Amer. dial.
anxious, nervous, tense UPTIGHT 1934 US
anxious, nervous, uptight WIRED 1970s Amer. sl.
anxious or apprehensive JEEBY 1989 Amer. sl.
anxious, restless, eager, annoyed ANTSY 1838 Amer. dial.
anxious; sorrowful, lamentable, melancholy, sad EARNFUL c1500 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
anxious, tense, on edge WOUND;  WOUND UP 1788 sl.
anxious, troubled, solicitous, concerned; full of anxiety, care, trouble, or concern CAREFUL a1000 obs.
anxious, uneasy, troubled; careful, attentive BUSY a1000 obs.
anxious, upset, vexed A-HUH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
anxious, upset, waiting anxiously JACKED UP 1970s US teen sl.
anxious, very eager, impatient RANK 1899 Amer. dial.
anxious, very tense, nervy ON EDGE 1870 UK sl.
anxious, worried IN A SWEAT L19 sl.
easily made anxious or excited; capable of being mentally or emotionally disturbed AGITABLE 1603 rare
free from anxiety, care, or apprehension CARELESS a1000 obs.
in a state of anxiety, excitement, or confusion, often in expectation of something ADITHER 1912
in a state of anxiety or nervous tension; agitated AGITATO 1964 colloq.
in a state of anxiety or uneasiness (SITTING) ON THE ANXIOUS BENCH 1839 Amer. dial.
in a state of anxiety or uneasiness (SITTING) ON THE ANXIOUS SEAT 1839 Amer. dial.
in keen anxiety or suspense; in a state of acute physical or mental suffering ON THE RACK 1596
made anxious, excited ANXIOUSED UP 1905 Amer. dial.
over-anxious, fidgety, uneasy; fretful MAZED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
over-anxious, uneasy; mad, crazy, lunatic MAZE 1842 Eng. dial.
uncomfortable, as the result of anxiety; hard-pressed BENAUT 1969 Amer. dial.
very anxious, excited, active; frenetically active; ready for anything AMPED;  AMPED OUT;  AMPED UP 1972 Amer. sl.
very anxious or eager ALL OF A HIGH Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

anxiously; cautiously, with hesitation FEARFULLY 1586 obs.
anxiously, fretfully, solicitously CARKINGLY 1611 obs.
anxiously, solicitously BUSILY a1393 obs.

a mild register of anxiety, irritation, regret, etc. DEAR! 1694
a mild register of anxiety, irritation, regret, etc. DEAR OH DEAR! 1694
a mild register of anxiety, irritation, regret, etc. OH DEAR! 1694

a being anxious, grieving; trouble, solicitude; anxious toil CARKING 1583 obs. or arch.
a condition of anxiety, excitement, or agitation STATE 1837 UK sl.
a condition of anxiety; uneasiness, nervousness THE ABDABS; THE HABDABS 1946 UK sl.
a condition of anxiety; uneasiness, nervousness THE SCREAMING ABDABS; THE SCREAMING HABDABS 1946 UK sl.
a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, depression THE JIBBIES 1967 Amer. dial.
a feeling of anxiety or apprehension JEEBIES 1938 Amer. sl.
a feeling of queasiness or tension in the abdomen, esp. as the result of anxiety; jitters BUTTERFLIES 1941 sl.
a feeling of queasiness or tension in the abdomen, esp. as the result of anxiety; jitters BUTTERFLIES IN ONE’S STOMACH 1940 sl.
an anxiety-provoking situation, esp. a close contest NAIL BITER 1971 US sl.
– anxiety, worry WORRIT M19
– an anxious, fidgety state FEAK 1859 Eng. dial.
an anxious moment PULL L19 sl.
an event or experience provoking extreme anxiety, fear, or suspense WHITE-KNUCKLER 1968 colloq.
– anxieties; troubles; tribulations; sufferings TSURIS;  TSORIS;  TZURIS 1960s US sl.
anxiety ANXOMNESS B1900 Eng. dial.
anxiety CARE-TAKING 1625 obs.
anxiety, a bad mood, fear EDGAR BRITTSEDGARS 1983 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘the shits’
anxiety, agitation AGITA 1979 US sl.
anxiety; an unrelaxed, disturbed condition; acute restlessness ANTS 1930s Amer. sl.
anxiety; anxious desire or apprehension; distress caused by fear of possible evil PAIN 1668 obs.
anxiety, care, trouble CURE a1340 obs.
anxiety, depression, irritability, or low spirits THE HYPO 1701 obs.
anxiety, fear, terror; esp. a restless state of mind which prevents one from sleeping; anxious anticipation AMP 1866 Sc.
anxiety, mental distress WORRIT 1838 colloq.
anxiety, nervousness LEAPS 1922 US sl.
anxiety or jitters KATZENJAMMER 20C US sl.
anxiety, perturbation TWITTERATION  1775 colloq., rare
anxiety, solicitude, care; distress, uneasiness BUSINESS a1000 obs.
anxiety, solicitude, concern CAREFULNESS a1000 arch.
anxiety, troubled state of mind, distress; anxious solicitude, labour, or toil CARK c1325 arch.
a sense of anxiety; a jittery sensation; a fearful feeling HEEB 1996 UK sl.
a sense of anxiety; the jitters HEEBIE-JEEBIES 1923 US sl.
a sense of anxiety; the jitters HEEBIES 1926 US sl.
a state of anxiety, nervous excitement, confusion, or impatience TEW 1864 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
a state of anxiety or excitement; a fit of fretfulness FEASE;  FEAZE;  FEEZEPHEESE;  PHEEZE 1647 Amer. dial.
a state of anxiety or excitement; an instance of this FANTEAG;  FANTEAGUE;  FANTIGUE;  FANTIQUE 1825 Eng. dial.
a state of anxiety or excitement; fidgets FANTODS 1876 Amer. dial.
a state of anxiety or impatience CAN’T-HARDLIES 1969 Amer. dial.
a state of great anxiety in which one sweats a great deal EARTH-SWEAT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
feelings of anxiety, desire, or impatience; excessive eagerness or apprehension THE EAGERS 1828 Amer. dial.
feelings of anxiety, melancholy, depression, esp. about one’s health THE HYPS 1710 colloq. obs.
feelings of anxiety, uneasiness, apprehension, or nervousness; general feelings of discomfort, illness, or vexation JIMJAMS 1896 Amer. dial.
feelings of anxiety, uneasiness, apprehension, or nervousness; general feelings of discomfort, illness, or vexation JIGGERS 1966 Amer. dial.
freedom from anxiety or trouble CARELESSNESS c1000 obs.
great anxiety or excitement, a rush ONTAKING 1914 Sc.
intense anxiety or nervousness; a feeling of internal queasiness at the prospect of a difficult or frightening undertaking THE COLLYWOBBLES 1959 sl.

a child in a state of breathless anxiety; a fidgety, restless person BREFFITS 1861 Eng. dial.
an anxious, excitable person WIRE 20C Amer. sl.
an anxious or tense person WHITE-KNUCKLER 1972 colloq.
an over-anxious, worrying, person; a querulous person; one who teases or pesters WORRIT 1848 Eng. dial.
– a person suffering from anxiety; a worrier WORRIT M19
a person who causes a great deal of anxiety or unhappiness HEADWRECK 2000 sl.
a person who causes a great deal of anxiety or unhappiness HEADWRECKER 1999 sl.
a person who is extremely anxious, timid, or tense BAG OF NERVES Bk2004
a person who is on the ‘anxious bench’ ANXIOUS SEATER 1943 Amer. dial.
a person who wrings their hands in anxiety, grief, or despair HAND-WRINGER 1918

what’s making you anxious or nervous? WHAT’S EATING YOU? 1893 sl., orig. US

to affect with anxiety, to unsettle; to frighten or scare a person FUNK 1789 obs.
to be anxious about nothing; to fret TERRIFY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to be anxious about trifles; to fuss about, to fidget QUIDDLE 1832 chiefly Eng. & Amer. dial.
to be anxious, disturbed or mentally upset BE ILL TAKEN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to be anxious, eager, or impatient; to be annoyed, upset, or angry CHEW ONE’S BITS;  CHEW THE BIT 1939 Amer. dial.
to be anxious or nervous SWEAT 1973 sl.
to be anxious or nervous SWEAT ON THE TOP LINE 1919 sl., orig. services’ usage
to be anxious or restless; to be unable to sleep AMP 1914 Sc.
– to be anxious or troubled about something SYTE FOR a1400 obs.
to be anxious or uneasy FEAK 1775 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to be anxious or uneasy FEEK 1878 Eng. dial.
to be anxious or worried HAVE HOT PANTS 1920s sl., orig. US
to be anxious, to be full of anxious thought; to fret oneself; to labour anxiously, to toil and moil CARK a1350 obs.
– to be anxious, to be worried WORRIT E19 sl.
to be anxious, to panic BUG 1988 US sl.
to become anxious, angry, or excited DO (IN) YOUR BLOCK 1916 Aust. sl.
to become anxious, angry, or excited DO ONE’S PEGS 1940s Aust. sl.
to become anxious, angry, or excited LOSE ONE’S BLOCK 1916 sl.
to become very anxious and tense; to freeze with anxiety CLUTCH UP Bk2006 US sl.
to be free from anxiety BE ABLE TO SLEEP ON BOTH EARS a1663 obs.
to be in a state of anxiety, great excitement, or anger; to behave frenziedly HAVE KITTENS 1900 sl., orig. US
to be over-anxious; to worry needlessly RACK 1923 Sc.
to be very anxious,  angry, or upset DO ONE’S NUT 1936 sl.
to feel anxious, apprehensive, or greatly distressed FEEL AS THOUGH DEATHSTRUCK Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
to feel great but suppressed anxiety; to become frantic MANG 1766 Sc.
to keep someone in a state of anxiety or fear MAKE SOMEONE JUMP 20C sl.
to make anxious or nervous RATTLE 1869 sl., orig. US

any AUGHT Bk1898 Eng. dial.

anybody EHBODY 1914 Amer. dial.

anyhow, anyway; by hook or by crook; by any means necessary BY HAB OR BY NAB Bk1903 Eng. dial.
anyhow; as fast as possible; at top speed; generally used of running TAPPY-LAPPY 1864 Eng. dial.
anyhow, at random; recklessly AT ALL ADVENTURE 1485 obs.
anyhow; esp. used to change topic, or return to a previous topic after a digression or interruption ANYHOO 1924 colloq.
anyhow, however it may turn out; get or lose, hit or miss, succeed or fail HAB OR NAB 1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
anyhow, however it may turn out; get or lose, hit or miss, succeed or fail HAB NAB 1580 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

anything ANY KINE 1981 Hawaiian youth usage
anything DA KINE 1951 Hawaiian youth usage
anything OCHT 1839 Sc.
anything, aught OCHTLINS 1721 Sc.
anything whatsoever ANY OLD THING L19 US sl.
anything whatsoever; whatever one pleases QUICQUIDLIBET 1647 obs. rare

anyway, anyhow, by hook or by crook BY HOOK OR BY THRAW 1890 Sc.
anyway, anyhow, by hook or by crook; by any means necessary BY HAB OR BY NAB Bk1903 Eng. dial.
anyway, nevertheless, just the same RIGHT ON 1928 Amer. dial.
anyway, nevertheless, no matter what COME HIGH OR COME LOW 2003 Trinidad and Tobago

anywhere ANYPLACE 1819 US colloq.
anywhere; everywhere OURWHERE a1300 obs.

anywhere, everywhere FROM DOGLEG TO THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT 1900s Aust. sl.