Reverse Dictionary: COH – COL

– living with a woman; said of a man PALLED-IN 1900s sl.
– said of a man and woman who are not married but live together as if they were BATCHED UP 1970 Amer. dial.
– the activities of a male and a female living together unmarried LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING 1971 US sl.
– a Living Together Relationship, marriage in all by the legalities L.T.R. 1970s sl.
– a female cohabiting with a man, who jointly get their living by thieving; a thief’s mistress; a wife MOLLISHER 1812 sl.
– a man who cohabits with a woman without marriage TALLY-HUSBAND 1837;  TALLYMAN 1698 sl.
– an unmarried couple who live together or who share a bed for sexual purposes at a location other than the home of either partner BEDMATES Bk1986 sl.
– a person who lives with another without marriage BIDE-IN 1916 Sc. colloq.
– a person who lives with his or her partner in a non-marital relationship; a cohabiting partner BIDIE-IN 1916 Sc. colloq.
– a person’s unmarried partner for the time being; Live-In Lover L.I.L. 20C Brit colloq.
– a woman living with a man to whom she is not married TALLY-WIFE 1860 Eng. dial.;  TALLYWOMAN 1890
– a woman who lives with a man, but is not married to him OUTSIDE WIFE 1968 Amer. dial.
– the person with whom one lives SHACK JOB 1950s sl.
– living together as though man and wife MARRIED ON THE CARPET AND THE BANNS UP THE CHIMNEY 19C Brit. sl.
 to cohabit ACCOMPANY 1500
– to cohabit BROUSE 1944 Amer. dial.
 to cohabit DAB IT UP (WITH) E19 sl.
 to cohabit LAY UP 1928 Amer. dial.
– to cohabit TREAD 1931 Amer. dial.
– to cohabit as man and wife without being married JOIN GIBLETS B1900 sl.
– to cohabit, esp. as lovers SHACK UP TOGETHER 1935 sl.
– to cohabit, esp. as lovers SHACK UP WITH 1935 sl.
– to cohabit; to dwell with one in the same house COT 1825 Sc.
– to cohabit with a woman; said of a man PAL IN (WITH) M19
– to cohabit without marriage LIVE ON TALLY 1877 sl.
– to live as man and wife without being married TALLY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to live, esp. as man and wife TAKE AND GIVE L19 rhyming sl.
– to live together as man and wife TAKE GRUEL TOGETHER L19 sl.
– to live together as man and wife without being married LIVE TALLY 1879 Eng. dial.
– to live together outside of marriage LIVE IN ADULTERY 1965 Amer. dial.
– to live together without marriage TAKE UP 1965 Amer. dial.
– to live with a man at board and bed, as a wife with her husband MAP AND MELL 1861 Sc.
– to live with a sexual partner SHACK UP 1950s sl.

– a coil or fold; a wrapping round LAP 1880 Sc.

to coil a rope, to twist, to knot; to entangle the feet, to impede FANK 1660 Sc.
to coil, to curl up; to twist QUEEL 1866 Eng. dial.
to coil, to wind; to entangle, to twist, to knot FANKLE 1887 Sc.

– of counterfeit character, doubtfully genuine; said of coin BRUMMISH 1805 sl.
– spurious, counterfeit; said of coin ILL 1703 Sc.
– a coin CASTING 1834 Amer. dial. obs.
– a coin CLINK c1870 sl., chiefly military usage
– a coin DINGBAT 1861 US sl.
– a coin REENER 1893 tramps’ sl.
– a coin, a bit of money; a trivial amount of money BEAN 1811 sl.
– a coin, coin, cash, money; loot in the form of cash; usually plural IRON MAN 1924 US criminals’ sl.
– a coin of little value BINGLE 1921 Amer. dial.
– a coin of little worth MOPUS 1698 sl. obs.
– a coin of the smallest value SKILLICK 1835 rare
– a coin or banknote BOY 1780 Amer. sl.
– a coin (originally) made of copper, such as a penny or US cent COPPER 1788 sl.
– a coin or note of money; a dollar; a pound SMACKER;  SMACKEROO E20 sl., orig. N. Amer.
– a coin that fails to spin when tossed BUTTERFLY Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– a coin which is so much worn that the head and tails are obliterated BLIND SIXPENCE 1886 Eng. dial.
– a copper coin PUKKA E19 now rare or obs.
– a copper coin; a penny BROWN 1812 Brit. sl.
– a copper coin; usually used in the plural CLOD 1925 Brit. sl.
– a counterfeit coin, worth about half a farthing, which passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the 18th century, owing to the scarcity of genuine money RAP 1724
– a counterfeit English halfpenny or other spurious copper coin BUNGTOWN COPPER 1787 US
 a counterfeit or worthless coin or money WOODEN MONEY;  WOODEN NICKEL 1915 US sl.
– a false cover to a tossing coin, called a ‘cover-down’; the cap showed either head or tail as it was left on or taken off CAP Bk1891 thieves’ sl. obs.
– a gold coin YELLOW-HAMMER 1626 sl. obs.
– a gold coin; a guinea or sovereign YELLOW-BOY 1662 sl.
– a gold coin; a sovereign MARIGOLD 1663 sl. obs.
– a large gold or silver coin, esp. a US silver dollar CARTWHEEL 1855 US sl.
– any coin BUTTON M19 sl.
– any coin SHINY BUTTON M19 sl.
– any coin of little value, esp. a five-cent piece PICAYUNE 1805 US colloq.
– any coins SILVERS 2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– any silver coin BROKEN HILL 1940s Aust. sl.
– a small coin JACK Bk1896 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– a small coin, such as a silver threepenny piece or a 1/2p coin TIDDLER 1966 Brit. sl.
– a spinning a coin FLY c1870 sl.
– a very small coin or amount SCUDDICK;  SCUDDOCK;  SCUTTICK;  SKIDDICK;  SKUDDICK 1823 Eng. dial. & sl.
– a wrapped roll of coins WRAP 1977 US sl.
– clipping coins NIGGING L17 sl.
– coin HARD MONEY c1848
– coin; money JINK Bk1896 sl.
– coin; money QUINE 1872 Eng. dial.
– coin, money, cash QUINIE;  QUINZIE 1832 Sc.
– coins, money, whether change or notes AKKA 1910s sl., orig. military usage
– coins, notes, money; specifically, piastres ACKERS 1939 sl., orig. military usage
– copper coins TAIL LIGHTS 1937 US tramps’ sl.
– copper coins; any small change SHRAP;  SHRAPNEL c1915 NZ sl.
– counterfeit coin GAMMY LOUR 1839 UK criminals’ sl.
– loose change SMASH 1821 sl.
– money in coin, esp. sovereigns or guineas SHINERS 1760 sl.
– money in silver coins SNOW 1925 sl.
– money in small coins JINGLE 1906 Aust. sl.
– silver coins FAMILY PLATE c1850 colloq., jocular usage
– small coins BODDLE-PIECES Bk1911 Sc.
– that side of a coin on which the head or principal design is struck; the opposite of ‘reverse’ OBVERSE 1658
– the clipping of coins TONSURE 1621 obs. rare
– the head of a coin MAN E19 sl.
– the legend round the head stamped on a coin ABOUT-WRITING c1449 obs.
– the reverse side of tail of a coin MICK 1918 Aust. sl.
– the smallest coin SCRAT 1885 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– the smallest coin SCRIDDICK;  SKIRDICK;  SKRIDDICK 1889 Eng. dial.
– the smallest possible coin SCRITTICK Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– the spinning of a coin FLUTTER c1870 sl.
– a clipper of coin, one who mutilates coins TONSOR 1697 obs.
– a clipper of coins NIGGLER;  NIGLER L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– a person who makes coins; an official responsible for the making of coins MONEYER a1425
– a person who possesses gold coins GINGLEBOY 1632 UK sl.
– a person who possesses gold coins GINGLE-CASH 1751 UK sl.
– to pass into circulation; said of coin TAKE VENT 1641 rare
– to put coins, etc. in circulation or currency; to give in payment; to pay out VENT 1629 obs. exc. Sc.
– to spin a coin FLUTTER c1870 sl.
– to steal small coins, i.e. such as might be conceived of as passing through a sieve SIFT 19C sl.
– to toss coins to see who buys a round of halfpennyworths of gin GO A FAIRY L19 sl.
– to toss or spin a coin in gambling GAMBLE; GAMMLE Bk1900 Eng. dial.

to coincide COINCIDATE 1657 obs. rare
to coincide with; to fit snugly, to fall into place QUEEM 1880 Sc.

a coincidence COINCIDINK;  COINKIDINK Bk2006 US college sl.
a coincidence QUINKYDINK 1990s US teen sl.
a coincidence; a chance or accidental occurrence HAPPEN-CHANCE Bk1905 Eng. & Amer. dial.
a coincidence; a chance or accidental occurrence HAPPEN-SO 1908 Amer. dial.
an exact coincidence NECK-AND-NECK 1858

coin-tossing, pitch and toss GAFFING M19 sl.
the obverse of a coin used in tossing (heads) MAN 1828

to call ‘heads or tails’ when a coin is tossed CALL THE COIN 1950s US sl.
to throw or toss up a coin SKY 1802 sl.
to toss up coins in order to reach a decision TIT UP 1880s sl.

COLD (low temperature) – ADJECTIVES
– affected with cold, chilled, frozen OFCALEN c1000 obs.
 as cold as clay;  usually used of a dead body CLAY-COLD 1633
– benumbed with cold MICKLED WITH COLD 1746 Eng. dial.
 cold BURRITO 1997 US sl.
– cold COLO Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– cold FREEZY Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– cold SNIZY Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– cold TATERS (IN THE MOULD) 20C rhyming sl.
– cold and cheerless, depressing, dejected OURIE 1785 Sc.
– cold and raw BLEE 1821 Eng. dial.
– cold and raw, misty, foggy, damp RAWKY 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cold and stormy HARRISHING Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 cold and unpleasant; stormy, bitter ATTERY 1899 Sc.
– cold as death, so cold as to have lost the use of one’s limbs DEAD-STARVED Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cold, bleak BLAE Bk1911 Sc.
– cold, bleak THIEVELESS Bk1905 Sc.
 cold, bleak, windy, showery BLEARY 1874 Eng. dial.
– cold, chilly OORLICH 1826 Sc.
– cold, chilly PINCHY 1984 Amer. dial.
– cold, chilly, raw REAR Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– cold, chilly, shivering OORIE 1802 Sc.
– cold, chilly, very cold PARKY 1895 UK sl.
– cold; cold enough to make nipples harden BURRNIPS Bk2006 US sl.
– cold, cooled, chilled ACOLD c1314 arch.
– cold, frosty, sharp, keen YAULD; YAWL 1808 Sc.
– cold, frozen ACALE; AKALE c1320 obs.
– cold, hungry, and dry C. H. AND D. Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– coldish, fresh and bracing; said of the weather CALWART;  KALWART 1866 Sc.
– cold, keen, piercing; said of the weather or wind THIN 1881 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– cold, misty, wet, draughty RAFTY 19C Eng. dial.
– cold, raw; said of the weather DERN 1879 Eng. dial.
– cold, rigid, or calm like marble MARBLIE;  MARBLY 1439
– cold; said of the weather CRIMPY Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– cold, sharp SNITHE Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– cold, shivering, hunched up with cold or discomfort; tired-looking or ailing-looking, weak, puny, wearied, in poor spirits, miserable, dejected OORIT 1869 Sc.
– cold, showery EASTICK 1908 Sc.
– cold, smooth, white, etc. like marble MARMOREAL 1798 poetic usage
– cold; very cold BALTIC Bk2006 US sl.
– cold, wet, stormy RATY 1856 Eng. dial.
– exceedingly cold RAW-COLD 1896 Eng. dial.
– extremely cold COLD AS A NUN’S CUNT 1955 Aust. sl.
– extremely cold COLD AS A NUN’S NASTY 1971 Aust. sl.
– extremely cold COLD AS BLIXEN 1911 Amer. dial.
– extremely cold COLD AS BLIXUM 1906 Amer. dial.
– extremely cold COLDER THAN A WITCH’S TIT 1978 Aust. sl.
– extremely cold GEE-WHIZZING COLD 1879 Amer. dial.
– extremely cold WHIZZING COLD 1887 Amer. dial.
– extremely cold, cold as ice, icy, frosty GELID 1606
– extremely cold, freezing ARCTIC 1876 colloq.
– intensely cold, frigid FRIGIDIOUS 1630 obs. rare
– intensely cold, frosty, frozen FRORE c1250 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– nearly perished with cold HALF-NETHERED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– numb or stiff with cold; said of a person AFOUNDED c1460obs.
– numb with cold; benumbed VAALEN 1838 Sc.
– piercingly cold THIRLING 1801 Sc.
– piercingly cold, parching; said of the weather HASK 1790 Eng. dial.
– pinched and blue with cold BLACK-STARVED Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– pinched or starved with the cold URLED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– rather cold; chilly ALLERISH 1825 Sc. obs.
– running with cold RHEUMY 1896 Eng. dial.
– shaking with cold or fright SHIVERY-BIVERY Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– stiff with cold or rheumatism ALL IN A PIECE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– very cold BURLY 1991 US sl.
– very cold COLD AS A PADDOCK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BELIX 1955 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BILLY BEDAM 1938 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BLAZES 1943 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BLITZEN 1966 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BLIXES 1908 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS BLUGEONS 1969 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS TUNKET 1847 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD AS WHIZZ 1874 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN A NUN’S ASS 1972 Amer. sl.
– very cold COLDER THAN A POLAR BEAR’S ASS c1944 Amer. sl.
– very cold COLDER THAN BILLY BE DAMNED 1958 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN BILLY HELL 1958 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN BILLY THUNDER 1958 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN BLAZES 1943 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN BLIXENS 1927 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLDER THAN WHALEY 1935 Amer. dial.
– very cold COLD LIKE DOG NOSE 2003 Trinidad & Tobago
– very cold SCORCHING 1876 Amer. dial.
– very cold and gloomy COLD AND DARK AS A BUSHMAN’S GRAVE Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– very cold (plum=testicle) COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE THE PLUMS FROM AN ESKIMO 1992
– very cold; very ungenerous COLD AS A BAY STREET BANKER’S HEART 1987 Can. sl.

COLD (low temperature) – NOUNS
– a coldness, a cooling down, a chill QUEEL 1922 Sc.
– a cold, piercing sensation; a sudden deadly chill ICE-BOLT 1789
– a cold snap HOG KILLIN’ TIME Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– a disagreeable tingling sensation in the extremities, caused by cold; numbness of the fingers or toes [in some parts of Cornwall it is pronounced ‘wonders’] GWENDERS 1816 Eng. dial.
– a period of unseasonably cold weather INDIAN WINTER 1931 Amer. dial.
– coldness, frozenness GELIDNESS 1727
– exposure to cold; the effects of exposure to cold BAFF 1866 Sc.
– extreme cold, frostiness, frigidity GELIDITY 1656

COLD (low temperature) – VERBS
– to accustom to arctic or very cold conditions ARCTICIZE 1891 rare
– to be pinched or starved with cold; to draw oneself together as when cold; to look sickly or to go back in health URLE 1684 Eng. dial. obs.
– to be stiffened with cold; to be benumbed DAVER 1742 Sc.
– to become cold CHELDE a1300 obs. rare
– to become cold ACOLD c880 obs.
– to become cold KELD a1300 obs. rare
– to become cool or cold KEEL c1420
 to become numb or stiff with cold AFOUND a1500 obs. rare
– to chatter with cold; said of the teeth HAGGER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to cringe with cold NIRL;  NURL 1847 Sc.
– to make cold, to cool ACOLD c1230 obs.
– to pinch with cold NEARP;  NURP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to shake or tremble with cold, anger, fear, etc.; to chatter with cold HACKER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to shrivel or nip with cold SCORCH 1806 Amer. dial.
– to shrivel up, to pinch; said of cold BEVER;  BIVER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to wax cold, to cool ACOOL a1000 obs.

cold, frigid in manner, forbidding; shy, reserved THIEVELESS 1787 Sc.
cold, unemotional; reserved; aloof; without feeling or warmth ICY 1910s sl.
pert. to a cold or unresponsive female V-EIGHT 20C US sl.

COLD etc. (unemotional) – NOUNS
coldness, indifference ICEBERGSHIP 1842
cold treatment or rejection THE CHILLY MITT 1900 Amer. sl.

COLD etc. (unemotional) – NOUNS, PERSON
a cold and unresponsive woman DRY HOLE E20 US sl.
a cold and unresponsive woman; a frigid woman ICEBERG 1949 US sl.
a cold or unresponsive woman APRON WITH A FLICKERING FLAME  World War II Amer. sl.
a cold, unemotional, and reserved person ICEBERG 1840 sl.

COLD etc. (unemotional) – VERBS
to act coldly toward a person; to snub PUT ON THE CHILL 20C Amer. sl.

COLD (illness) – ADJECTIVES (also see INFLUENZA)
– liable to colds CLOTCHY 19C Eng. dial.
COLD (illness) – NOUNS
– a cold NAUGHTON AND GOLD 1961 Brit. rhyming sl.
– a cold SILVER AND GOLD 1990s rhyming sl.
– a bad cold BLINGER 1949 Amer. dial.
– a bad cold in the head SNIFTERS 1808
– a cold; a minor illness. BOT 1968 NZ colloq.
– a cold; an infection of the throat or lungs TISSICK 1954 Amer. dial.
– a cold; a slight attack or ‘touch; of illness WAFF 1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– a cold in the head RHEUM 1879 Eng. dial.
– a cold in the head SNEKE;  SNYKE c1440 obs. rare
– a cold in the head SNICK Bk1895 rare
– a cold or illness, esp. the flu THE BUG 1914 Amer. dial.
– a cold; the effects of exposure to cold BAFF Bk1898 Sc.
– a running cold; an irritating discharge of mucus from the nose; a running cold SALT RHEUM 1590 obs.
– a severe cold; a shivering fit; complete prostration from cold UNFAA Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a severe head-cold STREAMER 1920s colloq.
– a slight cold causing one to snivel SNIVELDOM 1737
– a slight cold characterized by nasal congestion and discharge SNIFFLES 1825 sl.
– a slight cold characterized by nasal congestion and discharge SNUFFLES 1770 sl.
– a very heavy cold; intensity of cold, severe cold A MORTH OF COLD 1824 Sc. & Ireland
– the profuse discharge from nose and eyes with generally accompanies a cold, and which was formerly supposed to run down from the brain; a ‘running at the nose’ CATARRH 1533 obs.
COLD (illness) – PHRASES
– refers to someone who has caught a cold or who has a touch of rheumatism HE MUST HAVE BEEN DRINKING OUT OF A DAMP GLASS 20C Brit.
– refers to someone who has caught a cold or who has a touch of rheumatism HE MUST HAVE BEEN DRINKING OUT OF A DAMP MUG 20C Brit.
– refers to someone who has caught a cold or who has a touch of rheumatism HE MUST HAVE BEEN DRINKING OUT OF A DAMP POT 20C Brit.
COLD (illness) – VERBS
– to catch a bad cold CATCH ONE’S DEATH 1712 sl.

cold-hearted CHILLY 1971 African-American sl.
cold-hearted, mean SHISTY 2004 US sl.

a cold sore PET c1980 Amer. dial.

a collaboration CALLABO 2002 US sl.
an artistic collaboration COLLABO 2003 UK sl.
a group of individuals engaged in unfair collaboration DAISY CHAIN 1969 US sl., derisive usage

to endure injections of collagen PACK THE CRACKS 1997 US sl.

 collapsed from insensibility, drink, etc. YAVAL 1754 Sc.
 collapsed, quiet, dead QUAT 1895 Eng. dial.
– liable to collapse, unsound, unfit CRONK 1900 Aust.
 physically collapsed ALL TO SHIVERS M18 sl.
 physically collapsed ALL TO SMASH M18 sl.
 physically collapsed INTO SMASH M18 sl.
– ready to collapse, unstable, falling to pieces, wobbly RACKETY 1824 Amer. dial.
– ready to collapse, unstable, falling to pieces, wobbly RACKILY 1967 Amer. dial.
– ready to collapse, unstable, falling to pieces, wobbly RACKLETY 1967 Amer. dial.
– a collapse or failure BLOIT 1889 Eng. dial.
– a collapse or failure; a breakaway or break-down BREAK 1827 US
– a collapse or failure; a person who is a failure BUST-OUT 1963 US sl.
 the collapse or failure of an organization or scheme BURST-UP 1879
 to collapse GO FLOOEY Bk1934 college sl.
 to collapse GO TO QUAT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to collapse emotionally; to lose control of one’s feelings COME APART; FALL APART 1930s sl.
– to collapse from exhaustion FAIL 1873 Sc.
– to collapse from exhaustion FALL OUT OF ONE’S STANDING 1990s Irish sl.
– to collapse in an exhausted condition or from sudden illness FAIRRIE 19C Sc.
 to collapse in exhaustion; to fall asleep CONK OUT 1910s US sl. 
– to collapse in exhaustion; to go to sleep FLACK (OUT) 1950s US sl.
– to collapse or fall heavily FLUMP M19 sl.
 to collapse physically; to yield, to give up QUILL-WHEEL;  QUILWHEEL 1851 Amer. dial.
– to collapse, to contract, to shrink up FALL TOGETHER 1654 obs.
 to collapse; to fail; to become bankrupt SCAT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to collapse, to fail; to be out of order BLOW UP 1923 Amer. dial.
 to collapse; to fail utterly TAKE A NOSE-DIVE 1920s sl.
– to collapse, to faint, to fall asleep from exhaustion or intoxication FLAKE OUT 1942 colloq.
– to collapse; to faint; to fall asleep, often when overcome by drug consumption or excessive drinking FALL OUT 1884 US sl.
 to collapse, to fall down; to fall asunder or to pieces TO-FALL c893 obs.
– to collapse; to throw oneself down; to fall badly BELLYFLOP 1920s sl.
 to collapse, to tumble, to flop WHAP OVER 1843 Amer. dial.;  WHOP OVER 1841 Amer. dial.

– a clerical or man’s high collar HORSE-COLLAR 1920s Amer. sl.
– a collar ARTY-ROLLA;  ARTY-ROLLER 1910s Aust. rhyming sl.
– a collar HALF-A-DOLLAR L19 rhyming sl.
– a collar HOLLER BOYS (HOLLER) 1960 UK rhyming sl.
– a collar NECK-ABOUT 1691 Eng. dial.
– a collar NECKINGER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a collar OXFORD SCHOLAR 1930s rhyming sl.
– a collar TOP-SAWYER c1870 tailors’ sl.
– a collar, neck-ring of gold or silver SARPE 1429 obs.
– a collar or cravat THRAPPLE-GIRTH;  THROPPLE-GIRTH 1787 Sc.
– a collar that meets at the front, a style that was fashionable at the time ALL-ROUNDER M19 colloq.
– a low collar RABATINE 1821 rare
– a man’s high wing collar MAINSAIL COLLAR 1866 Amer. sl.
– a shirt collar JACOBITE 1690 sl.
– a small narrow collar; a gorget VIRL 1823 Sc.
– a stand-up collar SIDEBOARDS 1857 sl.
– a very high, highly starched stand-up collar affected by dandies JAMPOT Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– an ornamental collar or necklace CARCAN 1539 obs.
– an ornamental collar or necklace CARKET a1500 obs.
– an ornamental collar or necklace, usually of gold or set with jewels CARCANET c1530 arch.

the cavity above a woman’s collar-bone SALT-CELLAR L19 sl.
the collar-bone or clavicle CANNEL-BONE c1420 obs.
– the collar-bone; the projecting vertebra at the base of the neck CANTLE-BONE 1746 Eng. dial.

collateral, in the form of money or contacts BACKITIVE 1990s W. Indies sl.

a group or clique of colleagues or friends OLD GANG L19 sl.

a close colleague or friend on board ship RAGGIE 1912 naval sl.
a colleague; a companion; a partner MAUGH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
a colleague; a companion who renders help; a helper; a partner or associate HELPFELLOW 1549 obs.
a trusted colleague or friend; usually used as a form of address, esp. to a male friend MONEY 1982 US colloq.

– a collection, a gathering; congregation QUELET 1382 obs. rare
– a collection, a group, as of people BOUNDARY 1939 Amer. dial.
– a collection of similar objects NEST 1642
– a collection of small objects; a confused mess or heap YATTER 1808 Sc.
– a collection of small people, especially children, or of small objects SMYTRIE 1786 Sc. rare
– a collection of thingsa bundle or bunch, as of herbs, rushes, etc. FAGGOT;  FAGOT 1489
– a collection of things, a cluster; a gang, assembly HANK B1900 Eng. dial.
– a collection of things, as of potatoes SANK Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a collection of various artistic or literary pieces, as engravings, verses, etc; a miscellany; a musical medley OLIO 1655
– a collection or cluster of things or persons RACEMATION a1641 obs.
– a collection; that which is gathered together; money or property obtained by dishonourable means HARL(E) 1815 Sc.
– a large and miscellaneous collection of things or people; crowd, lot KADABBLE; KADOODLE 1967 Amer. dial.
– a miscellaneous collection; a large quantity; a jumble HATTEREL;  HATTREL 1823 Sc. & N. Ireland
– a miscellaneous collection, assemblage, or mixture of persons or things; a confused medley; disorder OMNIUM GATHERUM 1530
– a miscellaneous collection of anything RAG BAG M19 sl.
– a motley collection of things or people GATHER-UP 1922 Sc.
– a collector of specimens, curiosities, etc. MAGPIE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a person who collects ornaments, odds and ends, etc. BOWERBIRD 1926
– to collect CUYL c1380 obs. rare
– to collect TAKE TOGETHER c1489 obs.
– to collect everything one can lay one’s hands on for one’s own advantage; to be over-grasping and avaricious RAKE AND SCRAPE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to collect in any way; to gather together; to get hold of; to gain, to catch SCRAN 1873 Sc.
– to collect; to gather together ACCOIL 1596 obs.
– to collect; to gather up ACCRUE 1594 obs.
– to collect, to gather up TAKE UP 1884 Eng. dial.
– to collect; to get together FANG 1340-70 obs.
– to collect; to pick up; generally used with ‘together’ or ‘up’ SAM(M) 1847 Eng. dial.
– to collect; to pull or rake together with the hands SCRAMBLE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to collect; to scrape up SCAMBLE 1901 Eng. dial.
– to collect with difficulty; to scrape together SCRAMP Bk1904 Eng. dial.

a collection for a charitable purpose QUEST 1843 Ireland
a collection of money, esp. money tossed into a boxing ring after an amateur or boys’ fight NOBBINGS M19 sl.
collecting money, ‘passing the hat round’ NOBBING M19 sl.
the proceeds of an improvised collection CAP 1851 sl.

COLLECT etc. (money) – NOUNS, PERSON
a collector of money NOBBER L19 sl.

COLLECT etc. (money) – VERBS
to collect money NOB M19 sl.
to collect money or provisions as alms QUEST 1843 Ireland
to make a collection after a sporting contest, a performance, etc. NOB M19 sl.

– collected, calm ANTI-FRANTIC 1983 US sl.

COLLEGE – NOUNS (also see university, school, student)
a college, academy, or high school GYMNASIUM 1691 obs.
a letter worn on one’s clothing that indicates success in college sports LETTER 1910s US sl.
a room where the ‘gyps’ (college servants) keep table furniture, etc. GYP-ROOM c1870 Cambridge usage
a small, second-rate college SIWASH 1932 Amer. dial.
– a woman’s college CHERRY ORCHARD 1966 US sl.
in college: a notification of academic deficiency VALENTINE 1968 US sl.

a socially prominent college woman; a ‘big woman on campus’ B.W.O.C. 1934 Amer. students’ sl.
in American schools and colleges, the student who delivers the ‘salutatory’ oration at the annual commencement day exercises SALUTATORIAN 1847 US
– the president or dean of a college BULL OF THE WOODS 1940s African-American sl., derogatory

– a collision; a crash SAUSAGE AND MASH 1961 UK rhyming sl.
– a collisiona heavy fall GUTSER;  GUTZER c1905 sl.
– a collision or heavy fall; a crash, a smash; a blow PASH 1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a collision, rush, shock; a noise, as of a shock; a crash RACK a1300 obs.
– a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front SHUNT 1959 sl.
– a minor collision or accident ACCIBOUNCE 2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– a multiple collision of vehicles PILE-UP 1900 colloq.
– a violent collision, blow, stroke, or impact, such as smashes or might smash DASH a1375
– collisionan act of running against something; attack; encounter; meeting OCCURSATION 1615 obs. rare;  OCCURSION 1533 obs.
– the noise made by any object in collision DERRY 1876 Eng. dial.
– the noise made by any object in collision DERRYBOUNDER 1876 Eng. dial.
– to collide, to move noisily, to bump DERRY B1900 Eng. dial.
– to collide, to move noisily; to bump DERRYBOUNDER 19C Eng. dial.
– to collide violently; to threaten with violence; to move clumsily and noisily BAIRGE 1847 Sc.
– to come into violent collision with CANNON 1864

a colloquialism; a mode of expression usual only in familiar language FAMILIARISM 1765
a colloquial localism COLLOCALISM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
colloquial speech COLLOQUIALANGUAGE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
colloquial speech ENGLISH AS SHE IS SPOKE Bk1942 Amer. sl.

collusive, fraudulent, deceitful, dishonest COVINOUS 1570 obs.


a US officer of the rank of full colonel CHICKEN COLONEL 1918 US sl.

Denver, Colorado BIG D 1969 US sl.

colossal, gigantic TITANESQUE 1882
colossal, gigantic TITANIC 1709
colossal, gigantic TITANICAL 1642 obs. rare
colossal, large, huge, gigantic TITANIAN 1667

– artificially coloured, beautified with paint; hence, falsified, disguised, counterfeit FUCATE 1531 obs.
– bright, pure, not dull or muddy; said of colour FAIR 1381 obs.
– capable of being coloured or tinged TINGIBLE 1656 rare
– clear; bright; said of colours SKIRE a1400-50 obs.
– coloured Y-COLOURID 1422 obs.
– coloured, stained, streaked; particoloured, variegated FAW a700 obs.
– coloured, tinted; dyed, tinged TINCT 1579 poetic usage
– colourful; gaudy, lurid BONT 1970s S. Afr.
– crude, harsh, violent; said of colour SAVAGE 1706 obs.
– dark, deep; said of colour SAD 1788 Eng. dial.
– dotted with colour DAGGED Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– dull, pale, wan, sombre; said of colour FADE c1290 obs. exc. arch.
– extremely colourful, attractive, etc. EYE-FILLING 1769
– faint, indistinct; said of colour WALLOW Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– free from colour ACHROMIC 1761 obs.
– gay, lively; said of colour WANTON 1583 obs.
– having a bad or unhealthy colour; discoloured ILL-COLOURED 1721
– having a mixture of all sorts of flaring colours; gaudy, tawdry, showy, dashing; generally used of colour in dress RORY-TORY 1874 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– having lost its colour DECOLORATE 1882
– intense, deep; said of colours SATURATE 1669
 intense, vivid; said of colour ACID 1916
– loud in colour, gaudy, glaring RORY 1866 Sc.
– many-coloured, variegated DAPPERPYE 1802 Sc.
– of a dull or sad colour MOODY-COLORED 1950 Amer. dial.
– of a false or altered colour; deprived of colour PARACHROOUS 1857 obs. rare
– of a muddy grey or brown colour; of a nondescript colour MUCKLE-DUN 1916 Amer. dial.
– of an imperfect or disagreeable colour SCAUMY 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– of a nondescript colour; applied to anything badly washed or dyed IMET 1908 Sc.
– of many colours KAERY Bk1902 Sc.
– of mixed colours, variegated MANGLY 1957 Amer. dial.
– of mixed colours, variegated MINGLEDY 1933 Amer. dial.
– of mixed colours, variegated MINGLY 1941 Amer. dial.
– of much the same colour NEAR-COLOURED 1606 obs.
– of the colour of milk and water mixed MALLACHIE 1808 Sc.
– of two colours, streaked RANED;  RIAND Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– of various colours or tints VARIOTINTED 1903
 strikingly bright, intense, or gaudy in colour ACIDIC 1971
– that colours or tinges; colouring; dyeing TINGENT 1650 now rare or obs
– thin, faint; said of colour RARE 1750 obs. rare
– unevenly coloured; spotted MANGY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– varied or variegated in colour VAIR c1425 Sc. obs.
– varied, variegated; also of an animal or cloth in respect of colour; said of colours VARIANT a1400-50 obs.
– vivid, bright, dazzling; said of colour QUICK 1664 rare
– vivid, psychedelic; said of colour ACID-HUED 1971
– yielding or using colouring matter or dye TINCTORIAL 1655
– yielding or using colouring matter or dye TINCTORIOUS 1786 rare
– in flashing or brilliant colours; gleaming ABLAZE 1851
– a being varied in colour; variegation VARIETY 1555 obs. rare
– a colouring, dyeing, or staining TINCTURE 1601 obs.
– a colouring matter; a dye VENOM c1374 obs. rare
– a colouring matter, dye, pigment; a dye used as a cosmetic TINCTURE c1400 obs.
– a dirty, ugly colour SANDY-GREY-RUSSET Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a harmony of colours or sounds HARMOGE 1601 obs.
– an animal that changes colour TINCTUMUTANT 1895 rare
– a slight colouring or tinge VEIL 1646 rare
– beautiful colour or tint BEAUTY-BLOOM 1853
– change of colour TINCTUMUTATION 1895 rare
– colour, hue BLEE c888 arch.
– colour, hue; a tinge, tint TINCTURE 1477 rare
– colour, hue, tint; colouring matter, dye TINCT 1602 now only poetic usage
– colour, hue, tint; tinge; dye TAINT 1567 obs.
– colour, tinge EER 1911 Sc.
– colour, tinge; a stain URE Bk1905 Sc.
– colouring TAINTURE 1490 obs.
– colouring, tinging, tintingthe act of imbuing with colour TINCTION 1888
– deprivation of its colour DECOLORIZATION 1871
– deprivation or loss of colour DECOLORATION 1640
– intensity or strength of colour VEHEMENCE 1535 rare
– the colour of milk and water mixed together MALLACHIE Bk1905 Sc.
– to colour, to dye. to tinge TAINT 1471 obs.
– to colour; to dye; to tinge, to tint TINCT 1594 obs.
– to colour, to paint, to counterfeit FUCATE 1535 obs.
– to cover with colour or adornment BEDASH 1564
– to deprive of colour DECOLORATE a1846
– to deprive of colour DECOLOUR 1831
– to deprive of colour DECOLOURIZE 1836-9
– to deprive of colour; to render achromatic ACHROMATIZE 1845
– to lose colour or brightness; to fade, to die away FAINT 1430 rare
– to lose colour; to become faded SCAW Bk1904 Sc.

colour blindness; defective colour vision ACRITOCHROMACY 1855 obs.

a person with monochromatism (complete colour-blindness) MONOCHROMAT(E) 1893

colourless; achromatic ACHROMATISTOUS 1879 rare
colourless; achromatic ACHROOUS 1879
colourless; insipid, dull PAILIE 1825 Sc.
colourless; without colouring matter ACHROMOUS 1879 rare