Reverse Dictionary: AS – ASP

ASBESTOS – NOUNS
– asbestos QUICK-LINE 1601 obs.
– asbestos SALAMANDER(‘S) WOOL 1626 obs.


ASCEND, ASCENDING – ADJECTIVES
– ascending; rising with a slope; sloping upward ACCLIVE a1697 obs. rare
– ascending; rising with a slope; sloping upward ACCLIVITOUS 1815

ASCEND  ETC. – VERBS
– to ascend; to go up; to mount AMOUNT c1275 obs.
– to ascend, to mount, to ascend SKILL a1400 obs.


ASCERTAIN, ASCERTAINABLE – ADJECTIVES
– ascertainable, capable of being known, knowable, recognizable COGNOSCIBLE 1648

ASCERTAIN  etc. – VERBS
– to ascertain, to discover FADGE OUT Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to ascertain; to get to know, to find out KEN c1330 obs.
– to ascertain, to investigate; to determine LOOK-SEE 1939 Amer. dial.
– to ascertain what is happening BEAM 1940s African-American sl.


ASH (tree) – ADJECTIVES
– made of ash wood ASHEN 1869 Eng. dial.
– made of ash wood ASHER Bk1898 Eng. dial.

ASH (tree) – NOUNS
– a small grove of ash trees ASH-HOLT Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– the fruit of the ash ASHEN-KEYS Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– the fruit of the ash CATS AND KEYS 1695 Eng. dial.
– the fruit of the ash CAT’S-KEYS 1695
– the seed pods of the ash ASH-CANDLES 1851 Eng. dial.
– the seed pods of the ash ASH-CHATS 1790 Eng. dial.
– the seed pods of the ash ASH-KEYS 1633 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– the winged seed of maple or ash MONKEY 1949 Amer. dial.


ASH, ASHES – ADJECTIVES
– consisting of or resembling ashes FAVILLOUS 1650
– somewhat ash-coloured, greyish SUBCINERITIOUS 1657 obs.

ASH etc. – NOUNS
– a burning to ashes; complete combustion CALCINATION 1616
– ashes, cinders CYNER c1420 obs.
– ashes; the ashes made by burning paper TINDER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– hot ashes or cinders; a live coal or ember EASLE a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– hot ashes, embers YEWERS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– hot ashes, embers YEWMORS 1746 Eng. dial. obs.

ASH etc. – VERBS
– to burn to ashes, to consume CALCINE 1641


ASHAMED – ADJECTIVES  (also see SHAME)
– ashamed VERGOYNOUS 1483 obs.
– ashamed; abashed, cast down, bashful DASHED 1803 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ashamed; abashed; discomfited; disconcerted ABAIST a1000
– ashamed; full of shame; shameful HONTOUS c1477 obs.
– ashamed; put to shame OF-SHAMED c1000 obs.
– ashamed; sad, sorrowful BAISS 1820 Sc. obs.
– ashamed; shy, embarrassed SHAME 1883 Amer. dial., chiefly African-American usage
– of which one ought to be ashamed SHAMEWORTHY 1382 rare

ASHAMED – VERBS
– to be ashamed or abashed BASH c1460 obs.
– to be ashamed; to shame BESHAME 1889 Eng. dial.
– to be greatly ashamed THINK BLACK (BURNING) SHAME Bk1905 Sc.
– to cease to be ashamed UNBLUSH 1620
– to look ashamed, chagrined, baffled, sorrowful, or discouraged LOOK DOWN ONE’S NOSE 1914 Amer. dial.
– to look ashamed; to sneak, to slink, to skulk; to idle stealthily or shamefacedly about MEECH 1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to look ashamed; to sneak, to slink, to skulk; to idle stealthily or shamefacedly about MEACH 1833 Amer. dial.
– to make ashamed PUT TO THE BLUSH Bk1999 


ASHORE – ADVERBS
– ashore A-COASTACOST 1599 obs.

ASHORE – VERBS
– to go ashore TAKE ABOARD ONE’S LAND-TACKS 1776 nautical sl.
– to go ashore HAUL ABOARD ONE’S LAND-TACKS 1823 nautical sl.
– to go ashore HAUL ONE’S LAND-TACKS ABOARD 1823 nautical sl.


ASH-PAN – NOUNS
– an ash-pan TIDY-BETTY 1884 Eng. dial.


ASHTRAY – NOUNS
– an ashtray ASH-RECEIVER 1930 US sl.
– an ashtray BUTT KIT 1958 US Navy and Marine Corps sl.
– an ashtray BUTT BUCKET 1958 US Navy and Marine Corps sl.
– a standing ashtray; a can used as a receptacle for cigarette ashes; hence BUTT CAN 1960 US military sl.


ASIA, ASIAN – ADJECTIVES
– said of Asians, esp. Japanese SLANT-EYE M19 sl., derogatory
– said of Asians, esp. Japanese SLANT-EYED M19 sl., derogatory

ASIA, etc. – NOUNS
– an attraction to South Asian females (Asian Female Fetish) AFF 1997 US sl.
– an organized or opportunistic assaulting of Asian immigrants by gangs of White youths  PAKI-BASHING;  PAKKI-BASHING 1970 UK sl.
– the military or political threat regarded as emanating from Asian peoples, esp. the Chinese YELLOW PERIL 1900 sl.

ASIA etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a British Asian JOE DAKI 1990s rhyming sl. for ‘Paki’, derogatory
– a group, clique, or gang of young (South) Asians THE ASIAN INVASION 2000 UK students’ sl.
– a group, clique, or gang of young (South) Asians ASIAN MASSIVE 2000 UK students’ sl.
– a man with a perceived Asian or Indian ethnicity GUNGA DIN 1994 UK sl., derogatory, racist
– an Asian CAMEL RIDER 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– an Asian YELLOW NIGGER 1965 sl., derogatory
– an Asian man LAUNDRYMAN 1884 US sl., contemptuous
– an Asian man of any nationality MOTO; MR. MOTO 1938 US sl., derisive
– an Asian or Black person DAPTO DOG 1970s Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘wog’, derogatory
– an Asian person MOON-FACE 1870 US sl.
an Asian person ZIPHEAD 1987 US sl.
– an Asian woman who cohabits with a serviceman MOOSE 1951 US orig. & chiefly US military usage
– an Asiatic woman, esp. in the context of sex YELLOW VELVET MONKEY 1974 Aust. sl.
– a native of East or South-East Asia or a person of East or South-East Asian descent ZIP 1968 sl., orig. US military usage, derogatory and offensive
– a native of East or South-East Asia or a person of East or South-East Asian descent ZIPPERHEAD 1967 sl., orig. US military usage, offensive
– an East Asian baby or child; an East Asian young woman; esp. used in direct address BABY-SAN 1954 US military sl.
– an East Asian girl or young woman GIRL-SAN 1967 US military sl.
– an East Asian person COOLIE M19 US sl.
– an East Asian person EGG ROLL 1983 US sl., derisive
– an East Asian person GOOK 1910s sl., orig. & chiefly US military usage, derogatory or offensive
– an East Asian person HERE AND NOW 1999 Aust. sl., rhyming sl. for ‘Chow’, derogatory
– an East Asian person MONKEY MAN 1910 Aust. sl.
– an East Asian person SLOPESLOPEY;  SLOPIE;  SLOPY 1948 US sl., derogatory or offensive
– an East Asian person SLOPEHEAD 1966 US sl., derogatory or offensive
– an East Asian person YELLOW PERIL 1900 sl.
– an East Asian person; anyone of a race with slanting eyes SLANT 1929 sl., orig. US, derogatory or offensive
– an East Asian person; a Vietnamese; used contemptuously GINK 1929 US sl.
– an East Asian person, esp. a Japanese or Vietnamese person CHINK 1942 Amer. sl., contemptuous
– an East Asian person of any nationality GEEK 1963 US military usage derogatory
– an East Asian woman who is a prostitute or the lover of a US serviceman  MAMA-SAN 1982 Amer. sl.
– an elderly or middle-aged East Asian woman; often applied to one who manages a brothel MAMA-SAN 1946 Amer. sl.
– a nickname for an East Asian FLANGEHEAD 1930s sl., derogatory
– a person from South Asia, esp. in later use, a Vietnamese person DINK 1938 Aust.
– a person of Asian birth or descent who subscribes to typically western values and attitudes; an oriental person regarded, esp. by other Orientals, as adopting or identifying with White culture BANANA 1970 sl., chiefly Can., depreciative
– a person of Asian descent; in World War II, a Japanese person YELLOW VELVET MONKEY 1839-40 Amer. sl., usually offensive and contemptuous
– a person of Asian or Oriental ancestry BUDDAHEAD;  BUDDHAHEAD 1967 Amer. dial.
– a person of Eastern Asian descent XANTHODERM 1924
– a person of South Asian birth or descent PAKPAKI;  PAKKI 1964 colloq., chiefly Brit., derogatory or offensive
– a person of South Asian origin or descent DOTHEAD 1982 US sl., derogatory & offensive
– a person of South-East Asian extraction PADDLE FACE Bk2002 Aust. sl., racist
– a person of South-East or East Asian (esp. Chinese or Japanese) ethnic origin YELLOW 1775 usually offensive
– a person of South-East or East Asian (esp. Chinese or Japanese) ethnic origin YELLOW-BELLY 1867 often derogatory, and offensive
– a person of South-East or East Asian (esp. Chinese or Japanese) ethnic origin YELLOW MAN 1788 hist., now offensive
– a person of South-East or East Asian (esp. Chinese or Japanese) ethnic origin YELLOW-SKIN 1847 often derogatory, now offensive
– a person who is half Asian HAPPA Bk1989 US college sl.
– a violent racist who, usually as part of a group, attacks members of the Asian community PAKI-BASHER;  PAKKI-BASHER 1970 UK sl.


ASIDE – ADVERBS
– aside; on one side of SIDENHAND c1330 obs.

ASIDE – VERBS
– to lay aside carefully for future use LAY IN LAVENDER 1648
– to move aside LAY OVER 1938 Amer. dial.
– to put aside, to save, to hoard LAY BACK 1940 Amer. dial.
– to step aide; to avoid someone LAY OUT 1920s African-American sl.


ASK, ASKING – ADJECTIVES
– persistently asking ON 1969 Aust. sl.

ASK etc. – NOUNS
– an asking pressingly, of begging or requesting; request, desire, entreaty BIDDING c1225 obs.
– the practice of asking or inquiring QUERISM 1648 obs. rare

ASK etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– one who asks or begs BIDDER 1362 obs.
– one who asks or inquires; a questioner, interrogator QUERIST 1633
– one who asks or inquires QUERANT 1591 obs. rare
– one who asks or inquires QUERENT 1598

ASK etc. – VERBS
– to ask AKS 2005 UK sl.
– to ask AX 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to ask FAND; FOND 1340-70 obs.
– to ask ISHE Bk1902 Eng. dial. obs.
– to ask a person for something which he would not be expected to have COME TO A GOATS HOUSE FOR FEATHERS 1972 Amer. dial.
– to ask a person for something which he would not be expected to have COME TO THE GOATS HOUSE FOR WOOL 1946 Amer. dial.
– to ask for anything fretfully and repeatedly REAM 1828 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to ask for, as with a loud voice YEIE c1320 obs.
– to ask for a thing urgently and persistently IMPORTUNE 1588
– to ask for money or some favour PUT THE ACID ON 20C Eng. dial.
– to ask for, to cadge SCADGE 1898 Sc.
– to ask for, to entreat, to request, to beseech IMPETRATE c1565 rare
– to ask for, to entreat, to request, to beseech IMPETRE c1374 obs.
– to ask for, to inquire after; to seek or hear tidings HARKEN;  HEARKEN 1523
– to ask for; to inquire, to get or learn by inquiry OF-ASK c1000 obs.
– to ask for, to request YEARN c950 obs.
– to ask or inquire ENSPEER c1440 obs. rare
– to ask or request; to urge or press NURN a1300 obs.
– to ask or require; hence, to beg MAUND;  MAWND 16C UK criminals’ sl.
– to ask questions in a rapid-fire manner FIRE ON 1970s African-American sl.
– to ask someone for something; to beg from; to wheedle out of PALAVER M18
– to ask, to inquire QUIRE a1300 obs. rare
– to ask, to inquire; to query QUERE a1300 obs. rare
– to ask; to make a demand of CRACKCRACK ON 1928 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– to ask, to speak, to beg PARK 1960s sl.
– to ask, to speak, to beg PARKER L19 sl.


ASKANCE – ADVERBS
– askance; craftily, knowingly; distrustfully OLD 1881 Eng. dial.

ASKANCE – VERBS
– to look askance; to squint SKIME 1691 N. Eng. dial.


ASKEW – ADJECTIVES/ ADVERBS
– askew ON A SIDEHILL 1960 Amer. dial.
– askew SKWY 1892 Amer. dial.
– askew SKWYWISE 1892 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry ADOYLE c1450 obs. rare
– askew, awry BAN-TWIVY TWIST Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry BIAS 1970 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry LOMPUS 1991 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry OFF-KILTER 1930 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry ONE-SIDED 1883 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SCOOSCOY Bk1904 Sc.
– askew, awry SIDEGADLING 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SIDEGOGLIN 1930 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SI-GOGGLIN 1930 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SKEWING 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SKEW-RAW 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SKEWY 1940 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry SQUIOGLING 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry WAMPUS-JAWED;  WHAMPUS-JAWED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry YANKEE-JAWED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew; awry YEE-YAW 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew; awry YEE-YAWED 1901 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; aslant, obliquely, diagonally ASLEW 1873 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, away from the straight line CAM 1579 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked SKEW-WIFF 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked WHICHAWAY 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; crooked, twisted, aslant SKEW-WHIFF 1754 UK sl.
– askew, awry; crooked, twisted, aslant SKIWIFT 1754 UK sl.
– askew, awry, crooked, lopsided, out of shape WAP-JAWED 1911 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; crooked, lopsided, out of shape WAPPER-JAWED 1890 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; crooked, lopsided, out of shape WAPPY-JAWED 1884 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; crooked, lopsided, out of shape WHOPPER-JAWED 1856 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, lopsided, out of shape WHOPPY-JAWED;  WOPPY-JAWED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, lopsided, out of shape WOPAJAWED 1934 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, lopsided, out of shape WOP-JAWED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOCKER-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPNY-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHONKER-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHONKY-JAWEDWONKY-JAWED 1969 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, diagonal, in the opposite corner CATACORNERED 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; diagonal, in the opposite corner CATTY-CORNER 1945 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; diagonal, in the opposite corner CATTY-CORNERED 1838 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, diagonal, in the opposite corner SKEW-GEE 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, diagonal, in the opposite corner SKEW-GEED 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, diagonal, in the opposite corner SKWEE-GEED 1896 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; in a contrary or erroneous way CRISS-CROSS 1607 obs. rare
– askew, awry, leaning, out of line CATTY-KER-WAMPUS 1959 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, lopsided SI-FODLIN 1986 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, lopsided, aslant A-HUH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, lopsided, aslant ALL-A-HUH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, lopsided, aslant ALL-A-ONE-HUH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, lopsided, aslant ALL-OF-A-HUH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, out of kilter ASCREW 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of kilter CATIFAWGUS c1960 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line AGOG 1969 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CADDY-CORNERED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CALLY-CORNERED 1954 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATERCORNER 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; out of line CATER-CORNERED 1899 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTA-CORNER 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTICORNERED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTY-CORNED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTY-CORNERS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTY-CUE 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line CATTY-GODLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line, diagonal CATABIAS;  CATTIBIAS 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; out of line, diagonal CATABIASSED 1895 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line, diagonal CATERBIAS 1968 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line, diagonal CATTY-BIAS 1968 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of line, diagonal KITTY-MACBIAS c1960 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of square JAYHAWKED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, out of square SI-ANTIGODLIN 1913 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, slanting SIDE-GODLIN 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry; twisted, zigzag ATWINE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CADDYWAMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CALIWAMPUS 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CANKYWAMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMPERED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMPIST 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMPOUS 1891 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMPUS;  CATTAWAMPUS 1884 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMPUSED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAMUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWAPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWHAMPIT 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWHAMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWHOBBLED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWHOMPERED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATAWUMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTERWAMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTIWAMPUS 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTYWAMP 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTYWAMPERED 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTYWAMPING 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTYWAMPUS 1911 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong CATTYWHAMPUS 1965 Amer. dial.
– askew, awry, wrong KITTYWAMPUS 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, backwards; upside-down ASS-TO AND EVERY WHICHAWAY 1930s Amer. sl.
– askew, backwards; upside-down ASSWAYS 1934 Amer. sl.
– askew, cockeyed, completely out of shape, position, business, etc. KEY WESTERN CROOKED 1908 Amer. dial.
– askew, cockeyed, into turbulent motion SKY-WINDING c1910 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked GOLLY-WOBBLED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked GOLLY-WOP 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked LOPPER-JAWED 1916 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SCREW-AWED 1903 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SKEE-DADDLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SKEW-GODLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SKEW-HAW 1923 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SKIWAMPUS 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SKY-WAMPUS 1953 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SQUEEHAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked SQUEE-WAMPUS;  SKEEWAMPUSSKEW-WAMPUS 1942 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked WEEWAWED 1890 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked WOLLY-GOBBLE 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, catty-cornered LOPLOLLY 1981 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, irregular SQUEE-JAWED 1927 Amer. dial.
– askew; crooked; more on one side than the other WEE-WAW 1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, out of shape WHIPPER-JAWED 1951 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, scattered in all directions, disorderly, in confusion GALLEY-WEST 19C US sl.
– askew, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPA-SIDEDWHOMPER-SIDEDWOMPER-SIDED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPER-JAWED 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WOPPER-JAWED 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEHAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEWARY 1894 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEWOPPY 1894 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable WHEEJAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– askew, crooked, uneven, shaky, unstable WHEEWHAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– askew, diagonal CATERING 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, in a lopsided manner LOPSY-WISE 1900 Amer. dial.
– askew, into confusion SKY WEST AND CROOKED 1931 Amer. dial.
– askew, kitty-cornered, cockeyed WOMPER-GOGGLIN 1968 Amer. dial.
– askew, kitty-cornered, cockeyed WOMPYGOGGLIN 2010 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided CRANK-SIDED a1883 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided ANTI-WHAMPUS 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant ANLIGODLIN 1970 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant ANTIGOSLIN 1915 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant, crooked ANTIGODLIN 1917 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant, crooked ANTISIGODLIN 1931 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant, crooked SI-GODLIN 1917 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant, out of line SALLYGODLIN 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, aslant, out of line SARAHGODLIN 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, lopsided, uneven, diagonal SI-WADDLIN 1941 Amer. dial.
– askew, oblique, out of plumb OUT OF SKEW 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, obliquely SKEW 1706 rare
– askew, obliquely SKEWLY 1896 rare
– askew, obliquely SKY-BOTTLIN 1995 Amer. dial.
– askew, obliquely SKY-GODLIN 1869 Amer. dial.
– askew, obliquely SKY-GOG 1916 Amer. dial.
– askew, obliquely SKY-GOGGLIN 1953 Amer. dial.
– askew, obliquely SKY-WADDLIN 1953 Amer. dial.
– askew, one-sided SCARRY-WHIFFSCARY-WHIFF 1873 Eng. dial.
– askew, out of line CRAZY 1899 Amer. dial.
– askew, out of shape SCREWY 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, out of true, crooked SKEWVOW L18 sl.
– askew, set obliquely or aslant SKEWED 1611
– askew, slanting, crooked ANTIGOGLIN 1930 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SCREW-EYED 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SCREW-SHY 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEEWHONKED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEEWINKLE 1916 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEWAGGY 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-BALLED 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-GAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-SHY 1966 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-WOGGLY 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-WOTTEMUS 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKEW-YANK 2001 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKI-JAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SKWEE-WAB 1916 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked SQUEE-WOBBLED 1967 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, crooked, diagonal SKEE-JAWEDSKEW-JAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, diagonal SCREW-GEED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, diagonal SCREWGIED 1973 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, diagonal SKEWJAWSKRUGEESQUEEGEE 1905 Amer. dial.
– askew, twisted, diagonal SQUEE-GEED 1950 Amer. dial.
– askew, uneven, twisted CROSS-HOBBLED;  CROSS-HOPPLED 1951 Amer. dial.
– askew, with a squint, squintingly SKENNINGLY 1611 rare

ASKEW – NOUNS
– a being askew, inclination to one side SKEWNESS 1894
– the quality of being askew or awry SKEWINESS 1862 Amer. dial.

ASKEW – VERBS
– to look askew or obliquely; to leer, to ogle, to glance aside BAGGE 1369 obs. rare
– to set askew; to proceed unsteadily; to be shaky, wobbly or rickety WEE-WAW 1914 Amer. dial.


ASLANT – ADJECTIVES
– aslant, not straight BEVEL Bk1898 Eng. dial.

ASLANT – ADVERBS
– aslant, awry ASHOSH;  ASOSH;  ASWASH Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– aslant, diagonally ASWIR Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– aslant, on one side ASWAIP Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– aslant, slantwise ASWISH Bk1898 Eng. dial.


ASLEEP – see SLEEP


ASPARAGUS – NOUNS
– asparagus ANGEL GRASS 1950 Amer. dial.
– asparagus ASPARAGRASS 1967 Amer. dial.
– asparagus ASPARAGRUS 1950 Amer. dial.
– asparagus ASPARE-GUTS 1967 Amer. dial.
– asparagus ASPER-GRASS 1950 Amer. dial.
– asparagus ASPIRIN GRASS 1950 Amer. dial.
– asparagus GARDEN-SPERAGE 1601 obs.
– asparagus GRASS 1723
– asparagus GUTS 1969 Amer. dial.
– asparagus SPARAGE;  SPERAGE 1551
– asparagus SPARAGRASS 19C Eng. dial.
– asparagus SPAR’GUS 1966 Amer. dial.
– asparagus SPARROWGRASS 1652
– asparagus with very thin, tender stalks SPRUE 1730
– asparagus with very thin, tender stalks SPRUE GRASS 1822


ASPECT – NOUNS
– aspect, look, appearance; FAVOUR c1450 obs. exc. arch or Eng. dial.
– aspect, look, appearance; SIGHT c1205 obs.
– aspect, look, appearance; countenance, face ONSENE c897 obs.
– aspect, look, appearance; outward manner or bearing LATE c1200 obs.


ASPERGER’S – ADJECTIVES
– having or displaying characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome ASPIE 1998 colloq.

ASPERGER’S – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person with Asperger’s syndrome; a person who displays characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome ASPIE 1998 colloq.


ASPERSIONS – VERBS
– to cast aspersions on, to disparage, to ridicule, to make fun of THROW OFF ON 1887 Amer. dial.


ASPHYXIATE – VERBS
– to tie someone up with the cord around their limbs and throat; they are then placed in a sack and when they struggle to get free they will asphyxiate themselves SACK 1930s US  criminals’ sl.


ASPIRE – VERBS
– to aspire to do AFFECTATE 1560 obs.
– to aspire to something; to set one’s goals high AIM FOR THE SKY 20C Amer. sl.
– to aspire to something; to set one’s goals high REACH FOR THE SKY 20C Amer. sl.
– to aspire to something; to set one’s goals high SHOOT FOR THE SKY 20C Amer. sl.
– to aspire to; to aim at, to make for; to seek to obtain or attain AFFECT 1483 obs.