Reverse Dictionary: CLOU – CLUL

– clouded, dimmed • NEBULATED 1874 rare
– clouded or darkened • ADNUBILATED 1731 obs.
– cloudy • BLANDIGO 19C Eng. dial. obs.
– cloudy • DARKY 1807 US criminals’ sl.
– cloudy • DULL AND DOWDY 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– cloudy, dull, gloomy • URLUCH 1806 Sc.
– cloudy, foggy, misty, dank • NEBULOUS 1386 rare
– cloudy, hazy, overcast • SMURRY 1887 Amer. dial.
– cloudy, heavy with clouds • PACKY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cloudy, lowering • GAFFIN Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cloudy, misty, foggy • THICK 1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cloudy, misty, murky, not clear • TROUBLY c1380 obs.
– cloudy or set in for rain • THICK-SET Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cloudy or threatening • GLOWERING 1939 Amer. dial.
– cloudy or threatening • GLOWERY 1969 Amer. dial.
– cloudy, overcast • BENGY 1851 Eng. dial.
– cloudy, overclouded; indistinct • OBNUBILOUS 1432-50 obs. rare
– cloudy, unpleasant, windy • HECTIC 1968 Amer. dial.
– dappled with small white fleecy clouds • MACKEREL-BACKED 1844
– following each other in thick and gloomy masses; said of clouds • THWANKIN Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– gathering, scouring; said of clouds • RAKING Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– overcast with dark clouds; lowering, gloomy • HEAVY 1583
– resembling a cloud or mist; inclined to be foggy or misty • NEBULOSE c1420 obs. rare
– situated beneath the clouds • SUBNUBILAR 1877
– wet, watery, wetting: said of clouds, dew, rain, water, etc. • DANK a1400 obs.
– a bank of cloud • BEAM 1887 Eng. dial.
– a big cloud forming up before rain • BUNKER HEAD 1968 Amer. dial.
– a big cloud that rolls up high before a rainstorm; a cloud like a puff or scoop of ice cream on a cone • ICE-CREAM CLOUD  • ICE-CREAM SODA 1967 Amer. dial.
– a billowy cloud • BLOW-UP 1967 Amer. dial.
– a black cloud or clouds in the Southern Hemisphere • SACK OF COALS L19 nautical usage
– a black rain-cloud • BLACKHEAD 1954 Amer. dial.
– a break in the clouds • BORE Bk1911 Sc.
– a bright light appearing under clouds • UNDER-BREE  • UNDER-BREET Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a castle-like cloud, a cumulus • CASTLE-CLOUD 1686 obs.
– a cirro-stratus cloud • WANE-CLOUD 1823
– a cirrus cloud; long trailing clouds high in the sky • LAMB’S TAIL 1969
– a cloud • BORREGO 1967 Amer. dial.
– a cloud • EMPTY 1966 Amer. dial.
– a cloud • SKY c1220 obs.
– a cloud; a mist or fog • NEBULE c1420
– a cloud-bank on the horizon, mistaken for land, which disappears as the ship advances • CAPE FLY-AWAY 1769 nautical usage
– a cloud or clouds • WALK 1513 Sc. obs.
– a cloud that rolls up high before a thunder storm or rainstorm • BOOMER 1970 Amer. dial.
– a cloudy sky • DARKEE  • DARKY E19 US criminals’ sl.
– a collection of white orbicular masses of cloud • LAMB’S-WOOL SKY 1866 Eng. dial.
– a cumulonimbus cloud presaging a thunderstorm • THUNDERCAP 1857 Amer. dial.;  • THUNDERHEAD 1849 Amer. dial.
– a cumulus cloud • HEAP-CLOUD 1889
– a cumulus cloud • PILLOW (CLOUD) 1967 Amer. dial.
– a dark cloud • DANKER Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a fleecy and delicate cloud that usually precedes rain • RAIN MOTHER 1954 Amer. dial.
– a formation of clouds in which there is a thick band across the west with smaller bands above and below; a sign of stormy weather • BARBARA AND HER BARNS 1883 Eng. dial.
– a gathering of clouds above the horizon, generally a precursor of rain • UP-CASTING 1827 Sc. obs.
– a heavy mass of cloud; a thundercloud; generally in plural • PACK 1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a kind of cloud formation, puffy fog-like clouds • BABY’S BREATH 1967 Amer. dial.
– a large rugged cloud • GAG 1866 Sc.  • GAGGER Bk1900 Sc.
– a layer of clouds with a streaky, curly appearance, said to portend a storm • GOAT’S HAIR 1942 Amer. sl.
– a long band of clouds resembling the Milky Way • MILKY WAY 1968 Amer. dial.
– a long, thin cirrus cloud • MARE TAIL 1897 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a long trailing cloud high in the sky • FEATHER 1965 Amer. dial.  • FEATHER CLOUD 1965 Amer. dial.  • FEATHER TAIL 1968 Amer. dial.
– a long trailing cloud in the sky • CATFISH CLOUD 1967 Amer. dial.
– a low bank of clouds to leeward, sometimes presaging a storm • LEE SET 1903 Amer. dial.
– a low cloud • DEW CLOUD 1970 Amer. dial.
– a low lying cloud at treetop level, that usually appears after a storm; a ‘rain dog’ • WATER DOG 2004 Amer. dial.
– an area of the horizon from which storm clouds typically approach or where threatening clouds are observed; big clouds that roll up high before a rainstorm • PETER’S MUDHOLE  • PETE’S MUDHOLE 1966 Amer. dial.
– an opening in the clouds betokening fine weather • BOULE Bk1911 Sc.
– a rift or opening in the clouds • BLUE BORE Bk1911 Sc.
– a storm cloud • BULKHEAD 1967 Amer. dial.
– a storm cloud • NIGGERHEAD 1914 Amer. dial., derogatory
– a stratus cloud • FALL-CLOUD 1823
– a streak of clouds across the sky in the evening, wider than a jet trail • MILKMAID’S PATH 1968 Amer. dial.
– a streak of cloud; something borne or driven by the wind • WAIF 1854
– a white cumulus cloud, esp. a small one occurring in a group of similar clouds • SHEEPSHEAD 1965 Amer. dial.
– a wisp of clouds • SKIFT 1891 Amer. dial.
– cirro-stratus clouds, indicating rain • MACKEREL SCALES 1933 Amer. dial.
– cloudiness; indistinctness • NEBULOSITY 1908 Sc.
 cloudiness, mistiness • NEBULOUSNESS 1653
– clouds in lines converging to two points on opposite parts of the sky • ARK 1839 Eng. dial.
– clouds of the shape of an anvil, supposed to betoken rain • ANVIL-CLOUDS B1900 Eng. dial.
– clouds, or a mass of cloud, driven before the wind in the upper air • RACK a1300
– clouds, the sky • AIR Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– dark cumulus clouds close to the horizon • NIGGER-HEADS Bk1913-17 Amer. dial., derogatory
– feathery cirrus-clouds • GOAT-HAIR 1951 Sc.
– festoons of cloud considered a sign of rain • RAIN-BALLS 1888 Eng. dial.
– freedom from cloud, clearness • OPENNESS 1611 obs.
– goat-hair clouds • CAT’S CRAMMACKS 1866 Sc.
– large white clouds having horizontal bases and pointed summits, always indicative of thunder • THUNDER-PACKS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– long straight streaks of cirrus, supposed to foretoken stormy weather • MARE’S TAILS 1775
– long trailing clouds high in the sky • BEACH CLOUDS 1967 Amer. dial.;  • GULF CLOUDS 1965 Amer. dial.;  • SHEEP CLOUDS 1947 Amer. dial.
– long, white, fleecy clouds • OLD MARES’ TAILS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– one of a group of usually small clouds though to presage rain • SEED CLOUD 1966 Amer. dial.
– one of a group of usually small mottled clouds thought to presage rain • RAIN SEED 1869 Amer. dial.
– red clouds or tints in the sky • REDS 1889 Eng. dial.
– small clouds driven before the wind • PACK-MERCHANTS 1881 Sc.
– small, curd-like or patchy clouds • BUTTERMILK SKY 1946 Amer. dial.
– small detached clouds betokening rain • MESSENGERS 1880 Eng. dial.
– small puffy clouds that portend rain • OILSKIN JACKET 1973 Amer. nautical sl.
– small, swift-flying, tattered clouds • KATIRAMS 1897 Sc.
– small, well-defined, roundish masses of cloud; a mackerel sky • PACKET-BOYS 1873 Sc.
– small white clouds, shaped somewhat like teeth • YACKLES 1908 Sc.
– the clouds • THE SKIES a1300 obs.
– the clouds collectively, sky • CARRY 1788
– the clouds, skies, or heavens • SKEWS c1320 obs.
– the drift of the clouds as they are carried along by the wind • CARRY 1819 Sc.
– the path along which clouds are driven by the wind • RAIK 1825 Sc.
– the study of clouds • NEPHELOLOGY 1892  • NEPHOLOGY 1890
– the track in which the clouds move • THE RACK OF THE WEATHER 19C Eng. dial.
– thick cloud; fog • SOUP 1901
– threads of filmy white clouds, fringing greater masses of cloud, said to betoken some sort of weather • BEAR’S-HAIRS Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– touching the clouds in an airplane • CLOUD KISSING 20C Amer. sl., World War II usage
– white fleecy clouds • SNOW-BANKS Bk1886 Eng. dial.
.wisps of clouds • FARLE 1900 Sc.
– an admirer of clouds • NEPHELOLATER 1895
– a person who studies the clouds • NEPHOLOGIST 1894
– said of long trailing clouds high in the sky • THE ANGELS ARE SWEEPING 1968 Amer. dial.
– used of the clouds when driven by the wind • THE RACK RIDES 19C Eng. dial.
– to become cloudy • BREED UP A STORM 1939 Amer. dial.
– to become cloudy • SMOOCH UP 1895 Amer. dial.
– to become cloudy or foggy • SMIRR  • SMUR  • SMURR 1914 Amer. dial.
– to become cloudy or foggy • SMIRR UP  • SMURR UP 1914 Amer. dial.
– to become cloudy or turbid • NEBULATE 1753 obs. rare
– to become less cloudy; to clear up; to stop raining • BREAK OFF Bk1905 Sc.
– to change direction, to shift, to veer; said of clouds • HAUL 1769  • HAUL ABOUT 1968 Amer. dial.;  HAUL OFF 1858 Amer. dial;  • HAUL ROUND 1864 Amer. dial.
– to clear up; said of clouds or the sky • RACK UP 1626
– to cloud, to befog; to obscure as with a mist • OBNEBULATE c1540 rare
– to cloud, to darken, to involve in darkness • BENIGHT a1631
– to cloud, to dim, to obscure, to hide something luminous • DARK c1380 obs.
– to cloud, to obscure, to dim, to sully • DARK c1374 arch.
– to collect, to be obstructed; said of clouds • DEM IN B1900 Eng. dial.
– to drive before the wind; said of clouds • RACK 1590
– to gather for a storm; said of clouds • CAST UP 1825 Sc.
– to gather in masses; said of clouds • BANK 1790 Eng. dial.
– to gather; said of clouds • UPCAST Bk1905 Sc.
– to grow, to increase in size; said of clouds • BOIL 1937 Amer. dial.
– to shine through clouds • SCARROW 1898 Sc.

– cloudless, not cloudy, clear INNUBILOUS 1656 obs. rare

to flavour with cloves CARYOPHYLLATE 1641 obs.

CLOWN (fool, jester, circus clown) – NOUNS
the patter of clowns CACKLE c1840 sl.

CLOWN (fool, jester, circus clown) – NOUNS, PERSON
a clown JOEY L19 colloq.
a clown, a buffoon, a merry-andrew MERRY-MAN 1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
a professional clown; a comical person, one quick at making jokes MERRIMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.

 clownish, amusing, full of tricks; given to fun, capers, or pranks; joking, playful ANTIC 1902 Amer. dial.;  ANTIC AS A JAYBIRD 1917 Amer. dial.
– clownish, awkward, clumsy GAWKISH 1876
 clownish, boorish, rude, ill-bred CARTERLY 1519 obs.
 clownish, churlish, rude, blunt, surly, morose CHUFFY a1700 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 clownish, churlish, vulgar, coarse; rude, mean CARLISH;  KARLISH a1240
 clownish, clumsy, awkward; like a botcher CLOUTERLY 1675 obs.
 clownish, loutish SWADDISH 1593 obs. rare 
– clownish, loutishcharacteristic of a ‘lob’ or rustic LOBBISH 1567 obs.
 clownish, rough, rude BORREL Bk1911 Sc.
 clownish, rude CARTERLIKE 1561 obs.
 clownish, rustic BACON-FED 1596
– clownish, rustic, loutish; clumsy LOB 1507
 clownish, silly, dull, stupid, mischievous AUVISH;  AWVISH;  HAWFISH 1819 Eng. dial.
 clownish, silly, dull, stupid, mischievous AWF-STRUCKEN Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– clownish, simple-witted, foolish HAUVING;  HAUVISH Bk1902 Eng. dial.

– clownishlyrudely CARTERLIKE 1580 obs.

CLOWN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON (a rustic, peasant, or an ignorant, rude, uncouth person)
– a boorish, rude clown; a person with rough, crude manners RAMGUNSHOCH 1825 Sc.
– a clown BADINE 1670 obs. rare
– a clown TOM 1820
– a clown, a boor, a lout; a clumsy-fisted fellow CLUSTERFIST 1611 obs.
– a clown, a boor, an awkward, slow-witted, stupid person; a simpleton; an unmannered person; a rude lout HAUVEY GAUVEY;  HAUVY-GAUVY 1889 Eng. dial.
– a clown; a boor; a villain, a rascal; a fool MOBARD;  MOBBARD a1450 obs. rare
– a clown, a rustic HOBBLE 1798 Sc. obs.
– a clown; a buffoon ANTIC 1895 Amer. dial.
– a clown; a buffoon; a merry-andrew; esp. one attending on a mountebank JACK-PUDDING 1648 arch.
– a clown; a clodhopper; a countryman; a silly or stupid fellow CLUMPERTON c1534 obs.
– a clown; a clumsy fellow; a good-for-nothing idle scamp; a sloven HULLION 1789 Sc. & Ireland
– a clown; a country bumpkin; a lout LOB 1533 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a clown; a country bumpkin; a lout, a boor; a heavy, dull person; a blundering fool LOB-COAT 1604 obs.
– a clown; a country bumpkin; a lout; a boor; a dull, stupid, sluggish person; a clumsy, lubberly fellow; a blundering fool LOBCOCK a1553 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a clown; a countryman; a rustic JOCK M16 Sc.
– a clown; a dunce; a foolish or stupid person; a silly fellow GAWBY 1746 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– a clown; a fool; a dolt; an idiot HOBALL a1553 obs.
– a clown; a heavy, clumsy fellow CLUB 1542 obs.
– a clown; a loafer; a clumsy, awkward person HENGSI;  HENGSIE;  HINGSI Bk1866 Sc.
– a clown; a lout; a rustic HOBLOB 1583 obs.
– a clown; a mountebank ANDREW 1839 Eng. dial.
– a clown; an awkward fellow; a stupid fellow; a blockhead; a fool; a simpleton; a dolt DOBBIE;  DOBIE 1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a clown; a person considered wanting in gentlemanly breeding; a vulgar, ill-bred fellow; an oaf; a dunce; a lout CLINCHPOOP 1568 obs., contemptuous usage
– a clown; a rascal; a clumsy fellow; a coarse, idle, worthless fellow; a blackguard; a contemptible person; a good-for-nothing idler HALLION 1787 Sc. & N. Eng. dial., contemptuous usage
– a clown; a rude, uncultured man; common in the 16th century CARTER 1509
– a clown; a rustic BACON 1596 obs.
– a clown; a simple man; a person without learning; an unlearned, ignorant, or uneducated man IDIOT 1377 obs.;  IDIOTIST 1715 obs. rare
– a clown; a stupid fellow HAWKEY 1787 Sc. obs.
– a clownish, awkward person; a simpleton HAUVISON Bk1873 Eng. dial.;  HAUVY Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– a clownish, awkward person; a simpleton HAWY-GAWY 1889 Eng. dial.
– a clownish blockhead BACON-BRAINS a1634
– a clownish, clumsy, or foolish fellow; an oaf; a rude or annoying person BOZO 1916 Amer.
– a clownish, clumsy, or foolish person; an oaf; a rude or annoying person JAZZBO 1923 Amer. sl.
– a clownish fellow, and one easily gulled JACKANAPES Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– a clownish fellow; a tall, awkward person HAWPS Bk1828 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a clownish fellow; a tall, ungainly, clumsy person; a stupid, awkward fellow; a fool; a simpleton; a lout, a bumpkin GAWKY 1726
– a clownish fellow; one that lacks good breeding HANTING;  HENTING Bk1902 Eng. dial. obs.
– a clownish, inactive, or awkward person; a fool; a stupid person GLUNDY 1824 Sc. obs.
– a clownish, indolent fellow; a lazy slinking fellow; an idle, dissolute persona hanger-on SLONK B1900 Eng. dial.
– a clownish or good-for-nothing fellow HALFPENNY-WORTH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a clownish person; a dunce; a simpleton; a fool; a blockhead; a stupid or silly fellow; a soft person; one who gapes and stares about in ignorant wonder GABY 1796 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– a clownish, silly fellow HAUMGOBBARD 1790 Eng. dial.
– a clownish, stupid fellow BAYARD Bk1895 obs.
– a clownish, stupid fellow GAWFIN 1790 Eng. dial.
– a clownish-mannered person; a silly fellow ASPILL;  ESPILL 1824 Eng. dial.
– a clownish-mannered person; a silly fellow HASPAL;  HASPILL 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a clown or bumpkin THUMPKIN Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– a clown or clumsy fellow GAMERACUS 1923 Sc. obs.
– a clumsy clown, a stupid person HABBER Bk1866 Sc.
– a country clown; an unmannerly lout; a coarse, vulgar lad; a foolish or stupid fellow HAWBUCK 1805
– a country clown; a stupid, clumsy fellow; a lout; a coarse, vulgar lad HAWBAW 1872 Eng. dial.
– a gaping clown GAWKS Bk1896 Eng. dial.
– an awkward country clown GAPE-STICK Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– a rude, unmannerly clown; a romp; a fidget REUL 1897 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a rustic clown; a country farm-servant; a bumpkin WOP-STRAW 1876 Eng. dial.
– a street clown SALTIMBANCO Bk1903 sl.
– a witless clown; a fool; a simpleton SAWNY Bk1828 Eng. dial.

cloyed, sated QUOT c1741 Eng. dial.
cloyed, sated QUOTTED 1674-91 Eng. dial.
cloyed, satiated ,disgusted; deadened to pleasant tastes or impressions PALLED 1691

to cloy, to sate; to fill too much OBSATURATE 1623 obs. rare

CLUB (organization) – NOUNS
– a club, bar, etc. that charges exorbitant prices CLIP-JOINT 1932 sl., orig. US
– a club, bar, etc. where the unwary will be swindled GYP FLAT;  GYP JOINT 1927 Amer. sl.
– a club-house; a public room used for social meetings; a public music or dancing saloon CASINO 1789
– a dirty, cheap, or disreputable nightclub or restaurant JOINT 1821 colloq.
– a disreputable nightclub or drinking-den DIVE 1871 sl., orig. US
– a ladies-only club DESERT L19 UK society usage
– a moving from nightclub to nightclub CLUB CRAWLING 1950s Amer. sl.
– an after-hours club SPOT 1980s African-American sl.
– an after-hours club, bar, or restaurant AFTER-HOURS 1950s US sl.
– a nightclub NIGHTERY;  NITERIE 1934 US sl.
– a nightclub, but can signify any popular place such as Harlem, the Village, or Hollywood SPOT 1900s African-American sl.
– a nightclub to which patrons would be steered, were they to request such a place, by a complaisant cab-driver CAB JOINT 1930s sl., orig. US
– an up-market nightclub CARPET JOINT 1930s US sl.
– a tradesmen’s club TRADIES 1987 Aust. sl.
– the work of keeping people quiet on the street outside a nightclub SHUSHING 2004 UK sl.
CLUB (organization) – NOUNS, PERSON
– a foreign nightclub operator MOIST PAD FROM TRINIDAD Bk1945 jive sl.
– a nightclub customer TAB-LIFTER Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– a person, usually a strong man, employed to maintain and restore order in a club, bar, restaurant, or performance​ BOUNCER 1883 US sl.
– a person who is employed to keep people quiet on the street outside a nightclub SHUSHER 2004 UK sl.
– a sex club performer whose appearance at the club is advertised and who travels from club to club FEATURED DANCER 2000 US sl.
– a young person who frequents nightclubs, esp. dressing and behaving in a provocative or extreme manner or style CLUB KID 1985 US

CLUB (weapon) – NOUNS
– a club COON KILLER 1982 US sl.
– a club GAFF 1940s sl.
– a club, a bludgeon KIKE KILLER 1982 US sl.
– a club, a cudgel, a truncheon; a staff or stick used as a weapon or a staff of office BASTON a1300 obs.
– a club, a cudgel, a truncheon; a staff or stick used as a weapon, sometimes also of iron, or iron-tipped BATON 1548 obs.
– a club, a cudgel, a truncheon; a stout staff or stick used as a weapon BATOON a1625 arch.
– a club; a hefty piece of wood suitable for a club; a cudgel WADDY 1809 Aust. sl.
– a club; a police officer’s nightstick ATTITUDE-ADJUSTER Bk2006 US sl.
– a club, knife, or other aid a small man claims as an equalizer in a fight with a large opponent EVENER 1949 Amer. dial.
– a club or a whip made from a dried bull’s penis COW-COD 20C Jamaica
– a club or cudgel WADDIE 1809 Aust. sl.
– a life-preserver (a short club with a heavy weighted end used as a weapon) NEDDY 1864 sl.
– a roll of paper used as a club in children’s play TOLLYWHACKER 1920s sl.
– a short, thick club, a bludgeon CADOCK 1873 Eng. dial.
– a small club, orig. of wood, latterly a small leather ‘bag’ filled with sand, lead shot, or similar material SAP 1899 US sl.
– a spiked club HOLY-WATER SPRINKLER 19C sl.
– a spiked club HOLY-WATER STICK 19C sl.
– a wooden club OAKEN TOWEL 1785 sl. obs.
– a wooden club; an oaken cudgel; a policeman’s club OAK TOWEL 1859 sl.

club-footed PUMPLE-FOOTED Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
club-footed; having the feet turned inwards so that the legs are crossed in walking REEL-FOOTED 1887 Sc. & N. Ireland
club-footed, or awkward in the gait BUMBLE-FOOTED 1823

clubfoot PUMPLEFOOT 19C

a man with a club-foot HAPPETTY 1902 Sc.

to cluck SHUCKLE 1598 obs.
to cluck, to cackle; said of a bird KECK 1844
to cluck, to cackle; said of a bird KECKLE 1513

a clue; an idea, a suspicion DANNY (LA RUE) 2002 rhyming sl.

clueless; out of touch; out of style WITHOUT 1999 US sl.

a clueless, unaware person DINK 1962 US sl.