CASE – NOUNS
– a case, box, chest; a receptacle of any kind CAP-CASE 1597 obs.
– a case or box CASSOLE 1590 obs. rare
– a little case or receptacle CAPSULE 1652 obs.
– a small case, a casket FARSET 1639 obs. rare
CASH – ADJECTIVES (also see money)
– in cash (rather than paper) money RED L19 sl.
CASH – NOUNS
– a cash-box; a till; a cash drawer without belling device CHIP Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– a cash-box; a till; a cash drawer without belling device COMBINATION CHIP Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– a cash-box; a till; a cash drawer without belling device DAMPER Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– a cash-box; a till; a cash drawer without belling device DINGER Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– any kind of cash or money OOFTISH 1877 sl. arch.
– a replenishment of cash PUGGY 1985 Sc. sl.
– a reserve of cash for use in day-to-day life rather than the proceeds of a robbery INDOOR MONEY 1960s UK criminals’ sl.
– a stock of cash; a cash-box PACK c1394 obs.
– available cash, means; an amount paid in advance, a down payment ANTE 1843 colloq.
– cash AMMO 2003 US sl.
– cash ARTHUR (ASHE) 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– cash CASTINGS M19 US sl.
– cash CHICKEN’S HASH 2000s rhyming sl.
– cash HARD MONEY 1972 US sl.
– cash NUGGETS c1890 colloq.
– cash OAK AND ASH 1960 UK rhyming sl.
– cash REDDY 1688 sl.
– cash THE ACTUAL 19C Eng. sl.
– cash, banknotes HAPPY CABBAGE 20C sl., orig. US
– cash, change ARMOR PLATE 1918 US navy sl.
– cash, coin, money QUINIE 1832 Sc.
– cash, coin, money QUINZIE 1832 Sc.
– cash, coin, money; loot in the form of cash; usually plural IRON MAN 1924 US criminals’ sl.
– cash in hand, usually as ‘the ready’ READY L17 sl.
– cash; money BEATER 1940s African-American sl.
– cash, money BITE 1532 thieves’ sl. obs.
– cash, money CHECK 1889 Amer. dial.
– cash, money CHEDDA; CHEDDAR Bk2006 US sl.
– cash, money CHINK 1698 sl.
– cash, money DUST 1607 sl.
– cash, money HORSE NAILS 1859 sl.
– cash, money KELTER 1807 N. Eng. dial.
– cash, money NELSON EDDIES 1930s rhyming sl. for ‘readies’
– cash, money OCHRE 1835 sl.
– cash; money OSCAR ASCHE; OSCAR ASH 1905 Aust. rhyming sl.
– cash, money QUID a1700 sl. obs. rare
– cash, money SAUSAGE AND MASH 1976 UK rhyming sl.
– cash, money SHEKELS 1883 sl.
– cash, money TIN 1836 sl.
– cash, money, banknotes, paper money CABBAGE 1903 sl., orig. US
– cash, money; cash BONES Bk2006 US sl.
– cash, money; formerly applied specifically to bronze or copper coins BRASS 1597 sl.
– cash; money itself; common in rap music lyrics BANK 20C teen & high school sl.
– cash, money; the necessary funds THE NEEDFUL 1774 colloq.
– cash; money, usually stolen DARB 1904 US criminals’ sl.
– cash; often in plural DUCAT 1794
– cash or money of any value, or in any quantity BLUNT Bk1890 sl.
– cash, rather than cheques, etc. READIES 1930s sl.
– cash, ready money BARE GELT 1591 obs.
– cash; ready money DARBY 1682 criminals’ sl. obs.
– hard cash, money CLINK 1720s Sc.
– petty cash rather than a large amount that needs investing or depositing WALK-ABOUT MONEY 1930s sl.
– ready cash GO-AND-FETCH-IT 1898 Amer. dial.
CASH – PHRASES
– short of cash, temporarily impoverished BEAT FOR THE YOLK 1940s African-American sl.
– an exceptionally impressive roll of cash
A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A WOMBAT 20C Aust. sl.
A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A COAL CHUTE 20C US sl.
A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A DONKEY 20C US sl.
CASH – VERBS
– to hand over the cash FORK OVER THE DARBY 1859 sl.
CASHEW – NOUNS
– the cashew nut ACAJOU 1725
– the cashew nut HEART-NUT 1568 obs.
CASH MACHINE – NOUNS
– an automated cash machine MAC 1996 US sl.
– an automatic teller machine PUGGY 1985 Sc. sl.
– an automatic teller machine MONEY-PUKER 1993 Amer. jocular usage
– an automatic teller machine installed in the external wall of a bank, etc. HOLE IN THE WALL 1980s sl.
CASH REGISTER – see TILL
CASINO – INTERJECTIONS
– used as a humorous admonition to casino employees at a craps table when the players are losing ADJUST THE STICK! 1983 US sl.
CASINO – NOUNS
– a carpeted and well-furnished or well-equipped gambling casino CARPET JOINT 1961 Amer. sl.
– a casino ACADEMY E18 sl.
– a casino or any place of entertainment where confidence tricksters or crooked gamblers operate BRACE HOUSE; SKINNING DEN; SKINNING HOUSE; SKINNING JOINT L19 US sl.
– a casino where the games are crooked GAFF JOINT 1920s US criminals’ sl.
– a casino, in which money that has been gained through criminal activities can be decriminalized LAUNDROMAT; LAUNDRY 1980s sl.
– a cheap, possibly corrupt, casino ACADEMY M19 sl.
– a coin-operated gaming machine, orig. operated by a single lever ONE-ARM BANDIT; ONE-ARMED BANDIT 1930s sl., orig. US
– a counter, similar in size and shape to a sovereign, used in casinos JACK M19 sl.
– a crooked casino or similar place designed to fleece innocent victims GAFF 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– a small casino or gambling establishment with low-stakes games DIME STORE 1953 US sl.
– casino betting in $100 increments BLACK ACTION 1991 US sl.
– in a casino: a $25 chip Q 1983 US sl.
– in a casino: a $25 chip QUARTER 1980 US sl.
– in a casino: a bet comprised of different colour and different value betting chips RAINBOW 1991 US sl.
– in a casino: a private game of blackjack CADDY BLACKJACK 1981 US sl.
– in a casino: an electronic poker machine POKIE 2002 NZ sl.
– in a casino Keno game: the two clear plastic tubes through which the number balls are blown RABBIT EARS 1993 US sl.
– in a casino: the poker game with the highest stakes A-GAME 1949 US sl.
– in American casinos: a $20 chip BANANA 1985 US sl.
– in American casinos: a $25 chip GREEN 1985 US sl.
– in American casinos: an early dismissal from work due to smaller than expected numbers of gamblers EARLY OUT 1980 US sl.
– in American casinos: a silver coin or $1 chip SILVER 1980 US sl.
– in casino gambling: a betting chip from another casino ALIEN 1983 US sl.
– surveillance stations or camera in casinos concealed above two-way mirrors on the ceiling EYE IN THE SKY 1961 US sl.
– the disguise and staged personality assumed by an expert card counter playing blackjack in a casino in the hope of avoiding detection and ejection ACT 1991 US sl.
CASINO – NOUNS, PERSON
– a casino dealer, who typically wear black slacks and a white shirt or blouse BLACK-AND-WHITE Bk1997 gambling cheats’ sl.
– a casino employee or executive who worries extensively about money being lost to gamblers BLEEDER 1974 US sl.
– a casino or gambling house owner or operator who may become involved in crime by using gangsters to protect him from other gangsters or to help collect gambling debts; a financier of a drug-importing ring – the one least likely ever to be arrested or jailed BANKER Bk1988 criminals’ sl.
– a confederate who shields a casino cheat from being seen as he robs a slot machine BLOCKER 1984 US sl.
– a dedicated player of casino slot machines, esp. those with higher bets and higher payouts HIGH PULLER 1985 US sl.
– a fan or spectator who crowds round the rails that surround a big game in a casino RAILBIRD 1940s gambling sl.
– a house player in a casino who entices genuine players to bet, and usually lose, their money BOOSTER 20C US sl.
– in a casino: a female who tips generously GEORGETTE Bk1997 gambling sl.
– in a casino: a gambler who insists on betting wit $100 notes, not betting chips C-NOTE CHARLIE 1949 US sl.
– in a casino: a generous tipper ACORN 1984 US sl.
– in a casino: an employee who accepts and records bets on Keno WRITER 1972 US sl.
– in casino blackjack: the gambler immediately to the dealer’s right ANCHOR MAN 1985 US sl.
– in casino gambling: a confederate of a cheat AGENT 1996 US sl.
CASINO – PHRASES
– in American casinos: observing the gambling but not playing ON THE RAIL 1985 US sl.
– of gambling in a casino: using money borrowed from the casino OUT OF THE APRON 1982 US sl.
– used at casino craps tables for encouraging a player to take a turn as a shooter ALL ROOTERS AND NO SHOOTERS 1983 US sl.
CASINO – VERBS
– to have your chips placed in a chip rack to be cashed in RACK UP 1982 US sl.
– to patrol a casino in search of coins left in the tray of a slot machine or dropped on the floor SILVERMINE 1985 US sl.
– to spread playing cards on a table and move them randomly as part of the shuffling process MUCK 2003 US sl.
– to supervise the blackjack game in a casino DEAL 1980 US sl.
CASK – NOUNS
– a bung for a cask, etc. TAMPION c1460 obs.
– a bung for a cask, etc. TOMPION 1729 obs.
– a cask CAST 1969 Amer. dial.
– a cask; a closed wooden vessel CAP 1519 obs.
– a cask, a vat CUVE a1400 obs.
– a cask or barrel, esp. of herrings CADE 1337 obs.
– a cask or barrel for wine or other commodities TONNEL 1483 obs.
– a cask or barrel to contain dry things FAT 1540 obs.
– a cask or other container for liquor MONKEY 1839-40 Amer. sl.
– a large cask, barrel, tub, box, etc., used to hold dry things, as opposed to liquids DRYFAT 1526 obs.
– a large cask or barrel; later, one used to collect and store rain water BUTT 1572
– a little cask or barrel BARELLET; BARRELET 1611 obs.
– a peg or spigot to stop the vent-hole in a cask or in a tap; a vent-peg FAUCET c1430 obs.
– a small cask BOSS Bk1911 Sc.
– a small cask or barrel BARRICO 1607
– a small cask or barrel open at one end; a tub BOWIE Bk1911 Sc.
– a small cask; a firkin BARRIKET; BARRIQUET 1611 obs.
– a small cask; a keg CAG 1452 obs. exc. Sc. and Amer. dial.
– a small cask, a keg KAG 1818 Eng. dial.
– a straw used to extract liquor from a cask MONKEY-PUMP 1867 nautical usage, obs. rare
– a wine cask FAT c1400 obs.
– the faucet or bung of a cask QUILL 1777 Eng. dial. obs.
CASK – NOUNS, PERSON
– a cooper who makes casks for liquids TIGHT COOPER 1889
CASKET – NOUNS
– a casket, a small case FARSET 1639 obs. rare
– a casket, box, chest, case CAP-CASE 1597 obs.
CASSETTE PLAYER – NOUNS
– a mini cassette-player with lightweight headphones, for listening while one is on the move BOOGIE-PACK c1981 sl.
– a portable radio and cassette player with large speakers JAM BOX 1982 US sl.
CAST – VERBS
– to cast or throw a stone, etc., by jerking the arm against the thigh HAINCH 1788 Sc.
– to cast violently; to throw with a jerk; to toss YARK; YERK 1823 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cast, throw, or fling violently; to hurl, dash, knock THRING a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cast, to throw TIP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to cast, to throw off UNCASE 1581 obs.
– to cast, to throw, to hurl, to fling SKEW 1824 Eng. dial.
– to cast, to throw, to toss out, over, etc.; to fling to the ground; to overturn, to upset WALT a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
CASTANETS – NOUNS
– castanets, bones; performers on the castanets MARROWBONES 1893 Eng. dial.
CAST ASIDE – NOUNS
– anything that has been cast aside or rejected CASTER M19 sl.
CAST ASIDE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who has been cast aside or rejected CASTER M19 sl.
CAST ASIDE – VERBS
– to cast aside, to relinquish, to forsake the truth, one’s faith or god, a state or condition, etc. WAIVE 1303 obs.
CASTAWAY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a castaway WA-CAST 1898 Sc.
– a castaway; an outcast OFF-CAST 1631 Sc.
CAST DOWN – ADJECTIVES
– cast down, abashed, ashamed, bashful DASHED 1803 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cast down; brought low; downtrodden, desperate ABJECT c1450 rare
– cast down, humbled, abased, debased, dejected ABESSED 1707 obs.
– cast down in confidence, spirits, or courage; dispirited, disheartened, dejected; subdued in demeanour FEATHER-FALLEN 19C Eng. dial.
– cast down in spirit; very down in the mouth; having a forlorn and hopeless expression; depressed, dejected LIKE A DYING DUCK IN A THUNDERSTORM 1874
CAST DOWN – NOUNS
– a casting down; abasement, humiliation, degradation ABJECTION c1525 obs.
CAST DOWN – VERBS
– to cast down ADUST a1250 obs.
– to cast down, to abase, to humble LAY a1300 obs.
– to cast down; to cast into melancholy, to sadden, to grieve DUMP c1585 obs.
– to cast down, to depress UNDER 1502 obs.
– to cast down, to depress; to daunt, dispirit, or discourage DASH 1550
– to cast down, to humble, to depress, to deject; to lower, to let down BATE c1380
– to cast down, to lay low, to fell, to strike down AFELL; AFELLE c1000 obs.
– to cast down; to lower, to degrade, to abase, to debase ABJECTATE 1731 obs.
– to cast down; to make subject, to subdue UNDERCAST a1340 obs.
– to cast down, to put down, to quell DAUNT a1400 obs.
– to cast down, to shame FASH Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to cast down, to throw down, to cast away or off ACAST c1220 obs.
CASTIGATE, CASTIGATION – NOUNS
– a castigation; a ‘skelping’ on the buttocks (skelping – a smack, slap, or blow given with the open hand on the buttocks) HIPSY-DIPSY 1881 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– castigation; a beating BATTING 1863 Eng. dial.
– castigation; punishment; thrashing PAYS 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
CASTIGATE etc. – VERBS
– to castigate in words; to rebuke, to satirize, to vituperate LASH 1590
– to castigate or criticize thoroughly and in anger, to reprimand severely
RAISE HELL 1920s sl.
RAISE HELL AND STICK A PROP UNDER IT 1920s sl.
RAISE MERRY HELL AND PUT A SHINGLE UNDER IT 1920s sl.
– to castigate thoroughly; to punish or otherwise deal with someone in a final or decisive manner NAIL ONE TO THE CROSS 1899 Amer. dial.
– to castigate thoroughly; to punish or otherwise deal with someone in a final or decisive manner NAIL ONE TO THE MAST 1925 Amer. dial.
– to castigate, to beat, to strike, to belabour, to punish PAIK c1639 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to castigate, to reprimand, to complain at HAVE OVER 1936 Amer. dial.
– to castigate, to thrash; to give one a good drubbing PUT (ONE) THROUGH A COURSE OF SPROUTS 19C Amer. dial.
– to castigate, to whip; to beat NAIL ONE TO THE CROSS 1899 Amer. dial.
CAST IRON – ADJECTIVES
– made of cast iron YETLING 1495-6 Sc.
CAST IRON – NOUNS
– cast iron; iron not made malleable YETLIN(G) 1777 Sc.
CASTLE – ADJECTIVES
– built like a castle; having battlements CASTELLATE 1830 rare
– built like a castle; having battlements CASTELLATED 1679
– formed like a castle; castle-like CASTELLATED 1762-71
– pert. to a castle; of the nature of a castle CASTELLAR 1789
CASTLE – NOUNS
– a castle P AND D c1870 criminals’ sl.
– an alleged term for a castle dungeon MASMORE; MASSYMORE 1789 Sc.
– a small castle CASTELET c1320
– a small castle CASTELLET c1325
– a small castle CASTLET 1538 obs.
– the building of castles; the furnishing of a house with battlements; a fortified or castellated structure; a battlement CASTELLATION 1818
– the district belonging to a castle CASTELLATE 1809 obs. rare
– the government or jurisdiction of a castle; the territory subject to it CASTELRY; CASTLERY 1679 obs.
– the government or jurisdiction of a castle; the territory subject to it CASTLESHIP 1598 obs.
– the lordship of a castle, or the district belonging to a castle CASTELLANY 1696
CASTLE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person living in or belonging to a castle; one of the garrison of a castle CASTILIAN 1570-87 obs.
– a person who builds or owns castles CASTLE-MONGER 1655 obs.
– the governor of a town or castle; later, a noble ruling by hereditary right a town or castle, with the adjacent domain BURGRAVE 1551
– the governor or constable of a castle CASTELLAN 1393
– the governor or constable of a castle CASTELLION c1430 obs.
– the warden of a castle CASTLEWARD c1425 obs.
– the watchman on the battlements of a castle GARITOUR 1825 Sc.
CASTLE – VERBS
– to build in the manner of a castle; to build with battlements CASTELLATE 1831
– to fortify a castle BASTILLE 1480 obs.
CAST OFF – ADJECTIVES
– cast off OFF-KESSEN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cast off, rejected, cast down, dispirited ABJECTED 1633 obs.
CAST OFF – NOUNS
– cast-off LEFT-OFF M19 sl.
– that which is cast off or away; refuse, scum, dregs ABJECTION 1447 obs.
CAST OFF – VERBS
– to cast off, to throw off or away, to cast out, to exclude, to reject ABJECTATE c1475 obs.
– to cast one off; to reject one SEND ONE A MITTEN 1836 Eng. dial.
CAST OUT – ADJECTIVES
– cast out EJECTITIOUS 1736 obs.
– cast out EMISSITIOUS 1731 obs. rare
CAST OUT – NOUNS
– a casting out EJECTATION 1736 obs.
– things cast up or out EJECTMENTS 1658 obs. rare
CAST OUT – VERBS
– to cast out, to discard DECK 1781 Eng. dial.
– to cast out with violence or exertion WALE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
CASTRATE, CASTRATED, CASTRATION – ADJECTIVES
– castrated ADDED TO THE LIST L19 sl.
– castrated ALTERATED 1968 Amer. dial.
– castrated CUT 1624
– castrated EXTESTICULATE 1884 rare
– castrated SCRIBB’D AND LIBB’D Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– castrated UNPAVED a1616 obs.
– castrated; deprived of virility UNSEMINARED a1616 obs. rare, Shakespeare usage
– castrated; emasculated DEKNACKERED 20C
– castrated; wounded, mutilated, etc. by cutting; carved, sculptured, engraved CUTTED 1438 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
CASTRATE etc. – NOUNS
– a castrated animal NEUTER 1900
– castration NUT-CUTTING 1968 US sl.
CASTRATE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a castrated man, a eunuch CASTRATE 1639 obs.
– a male singer castrated in boyhood so as to retain a soprano or alto voice CASTRATO 1763
– a person who castrates animals NUTTER 1968 Amer. dial.
CASTRATE etc. – VERBS
– to castrate ARRANGE 20C US euphemism
– to castrate CAPSIZE 20C US colloq.
– to castrate CASTERATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to castrate CASTERIZE 1973 Amer. dial.
– to castrate CASTERMINE 1949 Amer. dial.
– to castrate CHANGE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to castrate CUT 1465
– to castrate DEHORN 20C Amer. dial.
– to castrate DE-NUT 1950 Amer. dial.
– to castrate EXCHANGE 1966 Amer. dial.
– to castrate HANDLE 1949 Amer. dial. euphemism
– to castrate HARROW 1753 obs.
– to castrate KNACKER M19 Brit. colloq.
– to castrate LIB 14C Eng. dial.
– to castrate LINE UP 1949 Amer. dial.
– to castrate MAIM ?1300s euphemism
– to castrate NUT 1916 Amer. dial.
– to castrate SATURNIZE 1829
– to castrate TRIM Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to castrate UNSEX 20C US medical usage
– to castrate a cock CARVE 1586 obs.
– to castrate a male animal; to spay a female animal; now primarily to castrate GELD c1225
– to castrate an animal DENATURE 1968 Amer. dial.
– to castrate an animal DE-STONE 1969 Amer. dial.
– to castrate, lit. and fig. DE-BALL 1961 sl.
– to castrate or spay an animal DOCTOR 1939 euphemism
– to castrate, to geld UNGEAR 1788 Sc. obs.
– to castrate, to make a eunuch of; to deprive of virility or generative power EUNUCHATE 1646 obs.
– to castrate, to spay ALTER E19 Aust. & NZ
– to castrate, usually in figurative sense of hurting or punishing severely DE-BOLLOCK 1960s sl.
CASUAL, CASUALLY – ADJECTIVES
– casual, chance, occasional HAPPENING 1895 Sc.
– casual, fortuitous ACCIDENTARY 1607 obs.
– casual, fortuitous, accidental; occurring or coming by chance ADVENTUROUS c1374 obs.
– casual, fortuitous, haphazard; acting or happening at random TEMERARIOUS 1660 obs.
– casual, laid-back, conducive to a good time CAJ; CAS 1990 Amer. sl.
– casual, laid-back, conducive to a good time CAZH; KAZH 1981 Amer. students’ sl.
– casual, occasional, turning or popping up by chance POPPIN’ 1900 Sc.
– casual, offhand OFF-SIDED 1885 Sc.
– casual, relaxed or easygoing; unconcerned; unhurried LAID-BACK 1969 US colloq.
CASUAL etc. – ADVERBS
– casually CASUAL-WISE 1601 obs.
– casually, accidentally, by chance ACCIDENTLY 1611 obs.
– casually, by chance, accidentally ADVENTUROUSLY c1460 obs.
– casually, by chance; perhaps BY HAP 1388 obs.
– casually, incidentally; by way of accident; casually ACCIDENTARILY 1651 obs.
– casually, offhandedly OFFLIKE 1949 Amer. dial.
CASUALTY – NOUNS
– the list of casualties in a battle or war; also, the financial cost of a war BUTCHER’S BILL 1829