Reverse Dictionary: CHAP – CHAS

CHAP – see MAN

chapped like the skin in frosty weather HAZLED Bk1902 Eng. dial.
chapped; said of skin SCRAN’D Bk1904 Eng. dial.

a chap or crack in the skin, generally caused by exposure to cold, wet, or frost HACK 1808 Sc.

to chap or crack; said of the hands GAIG Bk1900 Sc.
to chap or crack; to make or become rough; said of skin HACK c1779 Sc.
to chap; to become red and sore SCOURGE 1892 Eng. dial.

a chapel PREACHING-SHOP c1840 colloq.
a Non-conformist chapel; an Irish Presbyterian church MEETING-HOUSE 1858 Ireland & Eng. dial.
a Roman Catholic chapel MASS-CLOSET 1656 obs.
a Roman Catholic chapel MASSING CLOSET 1656 obs.
a small chapel or shrine ORATORY a1300
a small chapel or shrine; a room or building for private worship ORATOUR a1300 obs.

a chaperon FIRE EXTINGUISHER Bk1934 college sl.
a chaperon(e) ALARM CLOCK 1920s US college sl.
a chaperon at a school dance BIRD DOG c1935 Amer. students’ sl.
– a chaperone; a person who accompanies a couple on a country walk, ‘brought to keep off gossip’ DAISY-PICKER L19 Anglo-Irish usage
– a chaperone; a young woman’s older female companion DUENNA 1709
a man that chaperons or acts as companion to women MUFFIN M19 sl.

– a chaplain DEVIL BEATER 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– a chaplain DEVIL TEASER Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– a chaplain G.I. SKY PILOT Bk1945 G.I. jive usage
– a chaplain JOSS-MAN 1889 Amer. navy sl.
– a chaplain MAN-MINISTER 1715 obs.
– a chaplain; a bishop BISH 1875 humorous usage
– a chaplain; a clergyman PADRE 1584 English soldiers and sailors usage
– a chaplain; a parson SIN-HOUND E20 US sl.
– a chaplain; a parson, a priest GOD-BOTHERER 1937 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
– a chaplain employed to say mass in honour of the Virgin Mary SAINT MARY PRIEST 1446 obs.
– a chaplain; one who officiates in a chapel; a keeper of the sacred relics CAPELLANE a1661 obs.
– a military chaplain of the Christian faith GI JESUS 1944 US military usage
– a military or naval chaplain SKY PILOT 1883 sl.
– a prison chaplain LADY GREEN M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– the chaplain of Newgate ABBEY-CROAKER M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– the ship’s chaplain THE SIN BOSUN c1925 Royal Navy usage
– to officiate in the absence of the chaplain BISH c1939 services’ sl.

a chapter in a narrative or other writing; a section, division, chapter, etc. PACE a1300 obs.
a chapter of a book CAPITELE;  CAPITLE 1340 obs.

charrings on burnt wood in the form of scales that resemble an alligator’s hide ALLIGATOR BURNS 1981 US sl.
the charring of burnt wood ALLIGATION 1955 US

a character, mark, or sign CARACT 1377 obs.
character HARRASKAP Bk1902 Sc.
– character, disposition;intellect, genius, mental capacity ENGINE 1631 Sc.
character, disposition, temperament HEART a1225 obs.
– character, quality, character, nature TARAGE;  TARRAGE 1429 obs.
cultivation or training of the character or faculties MANURANCE 1594 obs.

to have a thorough knowledge of someone’s character KNOW SOMEONE LIKE A BOOK 1839
to reveal a person’s true character PULL SOMEONE’S COVERS 1970 US sl.
to show one’s character; to act, to conduct one’s self TURN 1902 Amer. dial.

characteristic; typical; having strongly marked features FEATURELY c1819

a characteristic, good or bad ; a trait; a distinctive mark, quality, or habit TACHE a1400-50 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
a characteristic; a kind STRIPE 1613 colloq.
– a characteristic or trait; a person’s natural disposition or character CUST c1275 obs.
a personal or private characteristic or trait; an idiosyncrasy; a detail, a particular PARTICULARITY 1783 Sc.
the natural characteristics of a person or animal, the countenance; observation of the features of a person or animal HEADMARK 1715 Sc. & Eng. dial.

a piece of charcoal; an ember FIRE COAL 1854 Amer. dial.

– charged with an offense, esp. while already serving a sentence JACKED UP 1950s US criminals’ sl.
– on a charge, standing accused; said of a police officer UP ON ONE 1974 UK sl.
– a charge WANT 1970s US police sl.
– a charge against a person, an accusation; reproach, opprobrious language ONSAW c1000 obs.
– a charge, an accusation IMPUTE 1649 obs. rare
– a charge, indictment, representation of facts; a pertinacious assertion THREAP 1742 Sc.
– a charge made by federal officers G RAP 1937 US sl.
– a charge of being drunk and disorderly; one who is drunk and disorderly D AND D 1889 US police sl.
– a charging or accusing with a crime; charge, accusation ACCUSE 1593 obs. rare
– a charging or accusing with an offense; an accusing; an accusation, a charge ACCUSEMENT c1374 obs.
– a criminal charge alleging habitual criminal status THE HABITUAL 1972 US sl.
– a criminal charge; a prison disciplinary charge DAB 1996 UK sl.
– a false charge BUM RAP 1926 sl., chiefly US
– a false charge; a slanderous or libellous statement or report CALUMNY 1564
– an unfair criminal charge or sentence BAD-RAP 1970s sl.
– a release from a charge WALK 1950s sl.
– a serious criminal charge BAD-RAP 1940s US sl.
– charge, accusation TAINTURE 1621 obs.
– charge, imputation, accusation IMPOSITION 1611 obs.
– the criminal charge of drunk and incapable D AND I 1970s sl.
– to be charged for as a result of damaging, losing, etc. BUY 1938 Amer. sl.
– to be charged with a crime; to be arrested FALL Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– to bring someone before a court to answer a charge; to arrest HAVE UP 1749 sl.
– to bring someone before a judge or other person in authority in order to answer a charge; to arrest or charge someone HAUL UP 1865 sl.
– to cause a criminal charge to be removed FADE A BEEF vb. 1976 US sl.
– to charge on the basis of concocted evidence; to ‘frame up’ PUT ON 1910s Aust. criminals’ sl.
– to charge or arrest someone DO 1784 Brit. sl.
– to charge, to accuse; to bring up old offenses DING IN SOMEONE’S TEETH 1897 Eng. dial.
– to charge, to accuse; to oppose BESPEAK a1000 obs.
– to charge; to lay a crime, etc. to the account of; to impute IMPOSE 1484 obs.
– to charge; to prosecute, to arrest with a view to prosecution RAP 20C US sl.
– to charge with a crime TAB (UP) L19 sl.
– to charge with, to accuse of IMPUTE 1596
– to clear a person of a charge or imputation DECLARE 1460 obs.
– to clear a suspected or accused person from a charge; to prove one innocent of QUIT a1300 obs.
– to file charges against a criminal as a habitual offender PUT THE BITCH ON 1960s US prison sl.
 to make false charges against; to slander, to defame CALUMNIATE 1554

the amount charged for service, esp. as stated on a bill or restaurant check BAD NEWS 1910 Amer. sl.

to charge exorbitantly; to swindle; to renege on one’s debts GYP 1880 Amer. colloq.
to charge exorbitantly; to swindle; to renege on one’s debts GYPSY 1880 Amer. colloq.
to charge for more work than has been done HORSE IT 1857 sl.
to charge three times as much WRITE WITH A FORK c1925 Aust. sl.

chargeable, under pecuniary obligation DEBTABLE 1516 obs. rare

– a chariot CURRE 1483 obs.
a chariot; a carriage of any kind CART c1200 obs.
– a chariot, a carriage, a wagon; a wheeled vehicle or conveyanceCAR 1382

– a female charioteer WAGONESS c1611 obs. rare
the driver of a chariot; a charioteer CARTER a1300 obs.
the driver of a chariot; a charioteer; chiefly with mythological reference WAGGONER;  WAGONER 1588 obs.

a cheeky man or boy, esp. one who is charismatic, likeable, or entertaining CHEEKY CHAPPIE 1909 Aust. & UK

– charitable; generous with one’s money or possessions; munificent CUSTY c1175 obs.
– charitable; humane; generous MANLY 1377 obs.
– charitable; kind; loving; affectionate AMOREVOLOUS a1670 obs. rare
– charitable; of the nature of charity CHARITATIVE 1647 obs.
– charitable; pert. to alms or almsgiving ELEEMOSYNARY c1630
– given or done as an act of charity; gratuitous ELEEMOSYNARY a1620
– of charitable or benevolent tendency CARITATIVE 1884
– of the nature of a charitable gift or donation CHARITATIVE 1582 obs.

– charitably CARITABLY 1533 obs.
– charitably, by way of charity ELEEMOSYNARILY Bk1897

– a collection for a charitable purpose QUEST 1843 Ireland
– a door-to-door appeal for charity or similar collection DOOR-KNOCK 1950s Aust. sl.
– charity MENSES Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– money or food bestowed in charity ALMOUS 1820 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– the bestowal of money for a charitable purpose BENEFACTION 1674

– a charitable, kind, or benevolent person SAMARITAN 1640
– a charitable person who can be inveigled into giving a tramp a meal MEAL TICKET 1900 Amer. dial.
– a nickname for a charity boy in yellow breeches YELLOW-HAMMER 1851 obs.
– a person who scrambles for the dole from a basket, i.e. who lives on charity BASKET-SCRAMBLER 1647 obs.

– to collect money or provisions as alms QUEST 1843 Ireland
– to give in charity BENEFACT 1594 obs.
– to live on the charity of friends LIVE AFORE THE FRIEND Bk1898 Eng. dial.

a charlatan, a clown; a mountebank ANDREW 1839 Eng. dial.
a charlatan; a low-class actor CABOTIN 1903
a charlatan, a merry-andrew or mountebank MOUNTED ANDREW Bk1881
a charlatan, a mountebank; a quack; a fraudster SALTIMBANCO 1646
– a charlatan; an ignorant person who pretends to a knowledge of medicine or of wonderful remedies; an untrained physician QUACKSALVER 1579 rare
– a charlatan; an ignorant pretender to medical or surgical skill; one who boasts to have a knowledge of wonderful remedies; an empiric or impostor in medicine; an untrained physician QUACK 1659
– a charlatan, a person who falsely claims knowledge of or skill in some matter, esp. for personal gain; a person who pretends to be something he or she is not, in order to gain prestige, fame, etc.; a boastful pretender MOUNTEBANK 1589
a charlatan; a person who professes a knowledge or skill concerning subjects of which he is ignorant; a fraudster; a cheat QUACKSALVER 1611
a charlatan, a recreant; a deceiver; an infamous person SHOND c725 obs.
a charlatan, a swindler;; broadly, a crook FAKER 1881 sl.
a charlatan, a thief; a swindler; a confidence trickster FAKE 1881 Amer. sl.
a charlatan, a trickster HORNSWOGGLE 1908 US sl.
– an itinerant charlatan who sold supposed medicines and remedies, frequently using various entertainments to attract a crowd of potential customers; later, also an itinerant entertainer MOUNTEBANK 1566
– the attendant of a charlatan, employed to eat or pretend to eat toads (held to be poisonous) to enable his master to exhibit his skill in expelling poison TOAD-EATER 1629

Charles the Great, Charlemagne CHAIRLIS THE MANE c1475 Sc. obs.

CHARM (incantation) – NOUNS
– a cabalistic word, formerly used as a charm ABRACADABRA 1687 sl.
– a charm, amulet, or spell; magic MOOJOO 1938 Amer. dial., orig. chiefly African-American usage
– a charm, an incantation CANTION 1656 obs.
– a charm; a supernatural quality VIRTUE 1898 Eng. dial.
– a charm, a superstition; a spoken formula or ritual action which is supposed to bring luck VERDIE 1879 Sc.
– a charm, a witchcraft spell BLACK HAND 1928 Amer. dial.
– a charm, jinx, spell, or magic force GRIS-GRIS 1763 Amer. dial.
– a charm; magic; magical power; broadly, power or influence of any kind MOJO 1926 Amer. sl.
– a charm or incantation GALDER c1000 obs.
– a charm or incantation SIGALDER c1000 obs. rare
– a charm or spell JYNX 1693
– a charm or spell of necromancy or witchcraft; a witch’s trick or mischievous device CANTRIP 1719
– any word charm, verbal jingle, gibberish, nonsense, or extravagancy ABRACADABRA 1829 sl.
– charm, incantation CARMINATION 1620 obs. rare
– in the practice of voodoo: a magical charm or spell WANG;  WANGA;  WONGAH 1851 Amer. dial.
– magical charm, incantation CANTATION 1656 rare

CHARM (attractive quality) – NOUNS
 a charm, grace, or attractive feature; a quality or characteristic that excites love VENUS 1540 obs.
– charm, an attraction; that which conciliates affection or goodwill; attractiveness, comeliness, beauty FAVOUR c1300 obs. exc. arch.
– charm, beauty VENUS 1657 obs. rare
– charm, ‘taking’ or captivating quality TAKE 1794 rare
– insincere charm; flattery OLD OIL M19 US sl.
– personal charm; an attractive power or influence MAGNETISM M17
CHARM (attractive quality) – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who tries to charm a member of the opposite sex with seductive words; a successful seducer MAC;  MACK;  MAQUE 1990s African-American sl.
CHARM (attractive quality) – VERBS
– to charm, bewitch, enchant EFFASCINATE 1616 obs.
– to charm or delight; to allure or enchant SIRENIZE 1584 rare
– to charm or jinx MOJO 1966 Amer. dial.
– to charm someone; to win someone around SMOODGE;  SMOOGE 1940 Aust. sl.
– to charm, to seduce TALK BUSINESS 1960s African-American sl.
– to exert one’s charm, power, persuasiveness, etc., esp. on an audience; to manipulate WORK 1851 Amer. sl.

CHARM (amulet) – NOUNS
a charm; a magical character or symbol CARACT 1393 obs.
a good-luck charm or amulet HAND 1931 Amer. dial.
a good-luck charm or amulet LUCKY HAND 1938 Amer. dial.
a good-luck charm or amulet TOBE;  TOBY 1926 Amer. dial.

a person who uses or believes in charms, talismans, or amulets TALISMANIST 1706 rare

to become charmed or captivated by; to fall in love with FALL FOR 1903 colloq.

– capable of charming or captivating; designed to attract notice and please; alluring, fascinating, attractive, appealing TAKY 1854 colloq.
– charming CHAWMING Bk1942 US sl.
– charming WITH PLENTY OF WOODLE Bk1942 US sl.
– charming, adorable; extremely attractive CUTE AS A BUTTON 1913
– charming, attractive FETCHY 1908 Amer. dial.
– charming, dear, sweet LIEF 1979 Amer. dial.
– charming, delightful, enjoyable, exceedingly pleasant, agreeable, delightful JOLLY 1549
– charming, elegant LEPID 1619 rare
– charming, fascinating, alluring SIRENIC a1704 rare
– charming, fascinating, alluring SIRENICAL 1599 rare
– charming, first-rate DAISY 1886 sl., chiefly US
– charming, sweet, nice DARLING 1805 UK sl.
– a charming and attractive young woman QUEENIE 20C US sl.
– a charming girl, though frail BIT OF SOAP 1883 sl.
– a charming, handsome man who habitually seduces women LADYKILLER 1769 humorous usage
– a charming or attractive person FASCINATOR 1838
– to be irresistibly charming or attractive HAVE ONE’S FACE MADE OF A FIDDLE c1660 colloq.
– to form a charming conception of BEAUIDEALIZE a1839 nonce word

a chart, map, plan, diagram CARTE 1502 obs.
a chart or map GEOGRAPHICAL TABLE 1610 obs.
the drawing of charts or maps CARTOGRAPHY;  CHARTOGRAPHY 1859

a maker of maps or charts CARD-MAN 1625 obs.
a maker or compiler of charts or maps CARTOGRAPHER 1863
a maker or compiler of charts or maps CHARTOGRAPHER 1880


– chased ACHASED c1440 obs. rare

 a chase, pursuit CATCH c1450 Sc. obs.
 chase, pursuit; a pursuit SUIT c1325 obs.

– to chase JASS 1577 obs. rare
– to chase LAM 1934 US criminals’ sl.
– to chase around GIN AROUND Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to chase or harass as Achilles did the Trojans ACHILLIZE 1672 obs. rare
– to chase or pursue with shouts; to urge on or incite with shouts HALLOW c1340
– to chase, to drive CATCH c1250 obs.
– to chase, to drive away SCOUT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to chase, to drive away, to chase, to pursue, to follow up ADRIVE a1000 obs.
– to chase, to drive out, to harry SCOUSE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to chase, to drive; to shake; to brandish QUETCH;  QUITCH c825 obs.
– to chase, to fetch; to retrieve stray balls; to run an errand SHAG 1910 Amer. dial.
– to chase, to hunt about BANNICK Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to chase, to hunt, to pursue COOZE Bk1895 Eng. dial.
– to chase, to pursue, to go in pursuit of SUE c1275 obs.
– to chase, to run after LAM OUT 1910s US sl.
– to chase, to run after; to move off quickly CHIVEY Bk1890 sl.
– to chase, to run, to hasten; to press on CATCH c1325 obs.

to chase away CATCH AWAY c1325 obs.

a chasm, an abyss; an abrupt or steep place; a precipice ABRUPT 1624 obs.
a chasm in the earth GAPING 1539 arch.
a profound chasm or gulf; any deep immeasurable space; an abyss ABYSM 1495

chaste CAST c1430 obs.
chaste DECENT M16
chaste WELL-HAINED Bk1905 Sc.
chaste in habits, modest MODESTIOUS 1547 obs. rare
extremely chaste CHASTE AS AN ANGEL c1450
making chaste, pure or continent CASTICAL 1656 obs.

a severely chaste popular play, song, etc. IRONCLAD Bk1896 sl.

a person of chaste life MAIDEN 1883 Eng. dial.
a person of chaste life of either sex; a bachelor MAID 1883 Eng. dial.
a severely chaste girl or woman IRONCLAD Bk1896 sl.
a woman who lives chastely in the midst of temptations SALAMANDER 1711 obs.

– chastened, subdued, moderated CASTIGATE 1640 obs.

to chasten KASTIN c1200 obs.

– able to be chastised; deserving of chastisement CASTIGABLE 1716 obs. rare
– chastising, corrective, punitive CASTIGATIVE 1641 rare
– chastising, corrective, punitive CASTIGATORY 1613
– chastising, threatening, rebuking SCOUTHERIN’ 1874 Sc.
– a means or instrument of punishment; hence, punishment, chastisement YARD a1225 obs.
– an instrument of chastisement CASTIGATORY c1640 obs.
– chastisement DOSE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement DRESS-DOWN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement DRESSING-DOWN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement GOOD TRIMMING Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement GRUELLING Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement JESSE;  JESSIE;  JESSY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement OVERHAULING AND GOING-OVER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement ROYAL TRIMMING Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement SCOUDRUM 1825 Sc.
– chastisement SHELLACKING 1880 sl.
– chastisement WORKING-OVER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement WORK-OVER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– chastisement, a reprimand; a scolding; a thrashing OVERHAULING 1833 Amer. dial.
– chastisement, a reprimand or instance of reprimanding GOING-OVER 1872 sl., orig. US
– chastisement, a sharp scolding; a drubbing, beating, or thrashing TRIMMING 1899 Amer. dial.
– chastisement, a thrashing AWMAN Bk1898 Sc.
– chastisement, a thrashing, a cudgelling NAUPING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– chastisement, corporal punishment TOCO;  TOKO 1823 sl.
– chastisement, corrective punishment or discipline, correction, chastening CASTIGATION c1397 obs.
– chastisement, punishment, scolding; generally used in plural DICTION 1924 Sc.
– chastisement, punishment, scolding; generally used in plural NICTION 1924 Sc.
– chastisement, punishment, trouble, a fuss; a reprimand or instance of reprimanding WHAT-FOR 1873 sl.
– to be chastised, punished, or beaten GET ONE’S THUDS 1887 Sc.
– to chastise BAG ON Bk1994 sl.
– to chastise BESWINK c1175 obs. rare
– to chastise DASH ON TO 1979 UK sl.
– to chastise FIGHT 1837 Amer. dial. obs.
– to chastise by word or act; to beat, to thrash NOINT 1843 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to chastise by word or act; to flog, to beat, to thrash ANOINT c1500
– to chastise on the palm of the hand; to administer ‘palmies’ PALMIE 1825 Sc.
– to chastise or whip one; to disconcert or reprove severely GET ONE’S TAG 1908 Amer. dial.
– to chastise soundly; to give a person a sound beating; to defeat a person utterly PIN SOMEONE’S EARS BACK 1941 Amer. sl.
– to chastise, to berate, to attack someone verbally READ ONE’S BEADS 1950s homosexual sl.
– to chastise, to scold HECKLE E19 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to beat TICKLE 1592
– to chastise; to beat; chiefly applied to children LAMPAY 1783 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to beat, to drub, to belabour POP 1822 Sc.
– to chastise; to beat; to flog THRUM Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– to chastise; to beat; to punish in some dire but undefined way MALAVOGUE 1843 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to beat, to strike LALLOP 1890 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to beat, to thrash PAY 1714 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to beat with the hand; to box the ears SCOUCE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to blame; to find fault with TWINK 1747 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to chasten CASTE c1200 obs. rare
– to chastise; to correct; to beat, to strike; to knock on the head COBNOBBLE Bk1826 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to correct, to punish CORRIGE c1374 obs.
– to chastise; to correct, to punish; to inflict disciplinary punishment on ORDER 1526 obs.
 to chastise; to correct, to rebuke, to scold SCHOOL 1746 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to hit with the fists NEIVE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to humble one’s soul AFFLICT 1561 obs.
– to chastise; to punish PANDIE;  PANDY 1895 Sc.
– to chastise; to punish WARM ONE’S ONION B1900 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to punish; to whip; to beat severely RIDE ONE BUG-HUNTING 1906 Amer. dial.
– to chastise; to reprimand TAKE THROUGH HANDS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to reprove or correct severely; to blister with rebuke SCOUTHER 1825 Sc.
– to chastise; to scold, to read the riot act, to reprimand, to upbraid READ THE DOG-LAW 1903 Amer. dial.
– to chastise; to thrash QUANT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to thrash, to beat PARE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to chastise; to vex, to torment; to punish, to administer severe satire or reproof to; to castigate WHIP 1530
– to chastise verbally; to rebuke or scold sharply or severely; to berate someone EAT OUT 1944 US sl., esp. military usage
– to chastise verbally; to scold RAWHIDE 1948 Amer. dial.
– to chastise with a strap; to beat with stripes BELACE 1736 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

chastity KASTÉ a1300 obs. rare
– chastity; a making chaste; purification CASTIFICATION 1653 obs. rare
chastity, purity CASTIMONY 1490 obs. rare
female chastity VIRTUE 1543

a female who has surrendered her chastity FALLEN WOMAN 1820

to deprive a woman of chastity DIVICIATE c1470 obs. rare
to violate chastity; to ravish, to debauch STUPRATE a1548 obs.