Reverse Dictionary: CRO – CROV

croaky, hoarse; said of a person’s voice RUSTY c1430

a croaking; a prating CRONK 1790 Eng. dial.
the croaking of crows, ravens, or frogs CROCITATION 1656 obs.

to croak QUARK 1860 
to croak, as a person’s voice YAP 1790 Eng. dial.
to croak or caw; to squawk like a raven CROCIATE 1623 obs.
 to croak or caw; to squawk like a raven CROCITATE 1623 obs.
to croak; said of frogs QUEST 1607 obs. rare
to croak; to make the harsh note of a raven or frog CRONK 19C Eng. dial.
to croak; to squeal as an animal in pain QUERK;  QUIRK 1790 Eng. dial.

to crochet PEG 1898 Amer. dial.

a crockery shop PIG SHOP 1896
a piece of broken crockery PANSHARD 1851 Eng. dial.
a piece of broken crockery, esp. one used as a plaything LAME 1861 Sc.
broken pieces of crockery PANCHES 1852 Eng. dial.
crockery, dishes, earthenware, china LAME 1708 Sc.
crockery, earthenware DELF;  DELPH 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
crockery, earthenware DELFWARE 1874 Sc. & Eng. dial.
crockery or earthenware generally PIGS c1450
gaudy ceramic crockery typical of that sold to tourists in Mexico TAMALE 1960s US homosexual sl.
small crockery-ware DAFFER 1810 Eng. dial.

a female hawker of crockery BOWL-WIFE Bk1911 Sc.
a hawker of crockery or earthenware POT FAKER 1873 sl.
a male hawker of crockery BOWL-MAN Bk1911 Sc.
– a person who hawks or goes about selling crockery DISHMAN 1887 Sc.
a woman who deals in crockery PIG-WIFE 1787

– a crocodile BUTTONER1943 Aust. sl., chiefly juvenile usage
a crocodile COCKATRICE c1450 obs.
a crocodile CROC 1884 sl.
a crocodile FLAT DOG 20C Aust.
a crocodile RIVER-DRAGON 1667 obs.
a crocodile SCALY 1930s Aust. sl.
a freshwater crocodile FRESHIE;  FRESHY 1964 Aust. sl.
a salt-water crocodile SALTIE 1951 Aust. sl.

CROOK – NOUNS, PERSON (also see crime, criminal)
a big-time crook BIG JUICE Bk2006 US sl.
a crook; a cheat; a short-changer or other swindler GYP ARTIST 1889 Amer. sl.
– a crook; a cheat; a thief or a swindler GYP 1859 sl., orig. criminals’ usage, sometimes offensive
– a crook, a dishonest person; one who shuffles or prevaricates TWISTER 1834 sl.
a crook; a pickpocket, a thief, a swindler GRAFTER 1866 criminals’ sl.
a crook; a swindler; a charlatan FAKER 1881 sl.
a crook; a swindler, a cheat GIP;  JIP 1889 Amer. sl.
a crook; a swindler, a cheat GYPSTER 1889 Amer. sl.
a crook; a thief GONIF;  GONNIF 1839 UK sl.
a crook; a thief GUNNIF 2000 UK sl.
a crook; a thief; an amateur pickpocket GANEF;  GANOV 1839 criminals’ sl.
any crooked businessman BUTTONER L19 sl.
a petty crook; a scamp DARBY-RINGER c1795 sl.
a petty crook; a tramp GANDY DANCER 1910s US sl.
a small-time crook PIE EATER 1953 Aust. sl., derogatory

– crooked CAMMED AS A DOG’S LEG Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– crooked CAMMED AS A WISKET Bk1898 Eng. dial., (wisket = basket)
– crooked CAMMELT Bk1898 Sc.
– crooked CAMMEREL Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– crooked CAMSHACKLED 1805 Sc.
– crooked GUCKY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– crooked OOGH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– crooked SIDEDYWRY L18 sl.
– crooked SQUIGGED B1900 Sc.
– crooked; askew GOLLY-WOBBLED 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew GOLLY-WOP 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew LOPPER-JAWED 1916 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SCREW-AWED 1903 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEE-DADDLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEEHAW 1916 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEEWAMPUS 1942 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEW-GODLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEW-HAW 1923 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEW-RAW 1896 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKEW-WAMPUS 1942 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKIWAMPUS 1905 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SKY-WAMPUS 1953 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SQUEEHAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew SQUEE-WAMPUS 1942 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew WEEWAWED 1890 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, awry SKEW-WIFF 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, awry WHICHAWAY 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WAP-JAWED 1911 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WAPPER-JAWED 1890 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WAPPY-JAWED 1884 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WHOPPER-JAWED;  WOPAJAWED 1856 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WHOPPY-JAWED;  WOPPY-JAWED 1965 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WOP-JAWED 1965 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, lopsided, out of shape WOPPER-JAWED 1905 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOCKER-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPNY-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHONKER-JAWED 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, awry, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHONKY-JAWED;  WONKY-JAWED 1969 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, catty-cornered LOPLOLLY 1981 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, irregular SQUEE-JAWED 1927 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew; more on one side than the other WEE-WAW 1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, oblique SQUIOGLING 1896 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, out of shape WHIPPER-JAWED 1951 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, out of true SKEWVOW L18 sl.
– crooked; askew, slanting ANTIGOGLIN 1930 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, squinting SKEWGEE 1890 colloq.
– crooked, askew, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPA-SIDED; WHOMPER-SIDED;  WOMPER-SIDED 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked, askew, uneven, lopsided, out of shape WHOMPER-JAWED 1905 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEHAW;  WHEEWHAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEWARY 1894 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, uneven, shaky, unstable WEEWOPPY 1894 Amer. dial.
– crooked; askew, uneven, shaky, unstable WHEEJAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– crooked, awkward, perverse, contrary KIM-KAM 1582 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– crooked, awry CAMMED 1864 Eng. dial.
– crooked; awry NORTH-CRAWLEY 1854 Eng. dial.
– crooked, awry, all on one side WRIGGLETY-WRY B1900 Eng. dial.
– crooked; awry, askew; aslant SKIWIFT 1754 UK sl.
– crooked; awry, askew; twisted, aslant SKEW-WHIFF 1754 UK sl.
– crooked, bent BOWLIE Bk1911 Sc.
– crooked, bent, deformed BOOLIE 19C Sc.
– crooked, bent; turning upwards KIRKED c1400 obs.
– crooked; bowed LUTTERED a1400 obs.
– crooked; bowed, bent BOW’T Bk1911 Sc.
– crooked; curved, having curves CURVOUS 1661 rare
– crooked; deformed, one-sided SIEBEGODLIN 1896 Amer. dial.
– crooked, dishonest; said of a person ONE-EYED M19 US sl.
– crooked, distorted CAMPSHO;  CAMSHO 1727 Sc.
– crooked, distorted CAMSHACK 1727 Sc.
– crooked, distorted, awry; deformed CAMSHOCH 1513 Sc.
– crooked downwards; bent inward, incurved ADUNCOUS 1656
– crooked; faulty; out of place TANTABOMING;  TANTERBOMING 1889 Eng. dial.
– crooked; inclining more to one side than another PARTIAL L18 sl.
– crooked; lame, crippled, deformed; disabled, injured, sore GAME 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– crooked; lame, deformed; disabled, injured, sore GAM 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– crooked, lopsided JIBBER-JAWED 1960 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided JIGGER-JAWED 1968 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided JIMBER-JAWED 1904 Amer. dial.
– crooked; lopsided SI-WANKERT 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; lopsided SI-WICHRERED 1982 Amer. dial.
– crooked; lopsided SIWICKERIN 1976 Amer. dial.
– crooked; lopsided, askew, aslant ANTIGODLIN 1917 Amer. dial.
– crooked; lopsided, askew, aslant ANTISIGODLIN 1931 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided, irregular SKY-BOTTLIN 1995 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided, irregular SKY-GODLIN 1869 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided, irregular SKY-GOG 1916 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided, irregular SKY-GOGGLIN 1953 Amer. dial.
– crooked, lopsided, irregular SKY-WADDLIN 1953 Amer. dial.
– crooked; oblique, one-sided BOSS-EYED 1898 Eng. dial.
– crooked, off-beat SKEEF 1960s S. Afr. sl.
– crooked, out of alignment AKIMBO 1968 Amer. dial.
– crooked; rough UNKIND Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– crooked, twisted KAA-WAA 1859 Eng. dial.
– crooked; twisted THRAWART 1814 Sc.
– crooked; twisted, askew SCREW-EYED 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SCREW-SHY 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEEWHONKED 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEEWINKLE 1916 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEWAGGY 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-BALLED 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-GAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-SHY 1966 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-WOGGLY 1905 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-WOTTEMUS 1905 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKEW-YANK 2001 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKI-JAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SKWEE-WAB 1916 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew SQUEE-WOBBLED 1967 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew, diagonal SKEE-JAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked; twisted, askew, diagonal SKEW-JAWED 1950 Amer. dial.
– crooked, twisted, bent from the straight CAM 1642 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– crooked, twisted, distorted KAW-WAW 1859 Eng. dial.
– crooked, uneven, awry AGEE;  AJEE 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– somewhat crooked or twisted TWISTICAL 1805 colloq.
– the most crooked or bent BOWLTEST Bk1911 Sc.
– very crooked CROOKED AS DICK’S HATBAND Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– very crooked OBUNCOUS 1656 obs. rare
– very crooked, bent CROOKED AS A DOG’S HIND LEG 1903 Amer. dial.
– very crooked; zigzag CRINKLETY-CRANKLETY 19C Eng. dial.
CROOKED etc. (out of shape) – ADVERBS
– crooked, askew, scattered in all directions, disorderly, in confusion GALLEY-WEST 19C US sl.
– crooked, awry, obliquely ASQUIN 1896 Eng. dial.
– crooked, awry, obliquely ASWINT 1896 Eng. dial.
– crookedly CATTY-WEST 1941 Amer. dial.
– crookedly, awkwardly CAM Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– crookedly, awry; in a wayward, perverse, or contrary way KIM-KAM 1603 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– crookedly, diagonally KIM-KAM 1603 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– crookedly, in a crooked course A-CROOK a1387 obs.
– crookedly, in a crooked course KIM-KAM 1603 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– crookedly, perversely CAMMED 1750 Eng. dial.
– crookedly, unevenly WEEWAW 1894 Amer. dial.
– in a crooked meandering manner CRINGLE-CRANGLE 1781 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
CROOKED etc. (out of shape) – NOUNS
– a crooked stick or piece of wood CAMMOCK c1450
– crookedness; flexure inward; hookedness RAINBOW 1938 Amer. dial.
– something that is crooked or curved RAINBOW 1938 Amer. dial.
CROOKED etc. (out of shape) – NOUNS, PERSON
– a crooked little, insignificant person BILCH 1825 Sc.
– a crooked or deformed person; a bandy-legged person; a hunchbacked person ZAD 1725 sl.
– a crooked person BOWSIE Bk1911 Sc.
– a crooked small, and feeble person BEUCHEL 1825 Sc.
CROOKED etc. (out of shape) – VERBS
– to get crooked or out of shape; to crease, to wrinkle; to entwist, as the end of a rope TAW Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to make crooked; to tread shoes out of shape CAM 1856 Eng. dial.

crooked WONKY 1919 Brit. sl.
crooked, corrupt; fraudulent SHYSTER M19 US sl.
crooked, dishonest OUT OF THE STRAIGHT Bk1904 sl.
crooked, dishonest, criminal KINKY 1903 Amer. criminals’ sl.
crooked, larcenous BENT Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
crooked, phony, or counterfeit LEFT-HANDED M20 US colloq.
morally crooked; deviating from the right; not straightforward or direct SINUOUS 1850

CROOKED (dishonest) – ADVERBS
crookedly, by means that are not straightforward ON THE BEND 1863

to croon, to hum, to drone THRUM 1865 Sc.
to croon; to sing a song without words TEEDLE 1824 Sc. obs.

crops, field-produce, vegetables WARE 1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

CROP (cut) – VERBS
to crop or cut close BENOTTE 1594 obs. rare

a crop dusting pilot HEDGE HOPPER 1954 US sl.

– a roqueting a ball, typically with some force RUSHING 1868
a stroke at croquet or cricket, which tempts or entices the opponent to take aim TICE 1874
– croquet AMISH GOLF Bk1969 US high school sl.

a cautious, conservative, dull croquet player AUNT EMMA 1977 US sl.

to roquet a ball, typically with some force, to a desired location RUSH 1868

– cross UPPY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, angry, fractious, testy TESSY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, angry, irritable, bad-tempered, easily offended; sulky, pouting OWLY 1950 Amer. dial.
– cross, angry, quarrelsome CAMSHACKLE 1808 Sc.
– cross, annoyed, irritated, angry X 1962 UK sl.
– cross, annoyed, upset PEEVED 1908 colloq.
– cross, bad-tempered, perverse, wicked ILL-BISTED 1866 Sc.
– cross, bad-tempered, perverse, wicked ILL-BISTEN 1866 Sc.
– cross, contrary, ill-tempered; pert, saucy THWART;  TWORT 1894 Eng. dial.
– cross, contrary, obstinate, morose, ill-tempered, unruly, self-willed THIRTOVER;  THURTIFER’  THURTOVER;  THWARTOVER 1852 Eng. dial.
– cross, crabbed; obstinate; forward THAWART 1901 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, easily offended; irritable, peevish; captious, testy; bad-tempered TETTY 1621 obs. exc. Sc.
– cross, easily put out; pert TIDDIE 1850 Sc. & Amer. dial. 
– cross, fractious, fretful, ill-humoured, ill-natured, peevish; unreasonably quarrelsome TANKERSOME B1900 Eng. dial. obs.
– cross, fretful, mischievous, ill-natured, ‘elvish’ ALFISH 1887 Sc.
– cross, froward, contrary, stubborn, unsociable HAGGARD 1580 obs.
– cross, grumpy, ill-tempered CRUMPSY 19C Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-humoured CANSHIE 1825 Sc.
– cross, ill-humoured GARMUNSHACH 1825 Sc. obs.
– cross, ill-tempered RAGGY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered REMUCE Bk1904 obs.
– cross, ill-tempered CAMMED 1854 Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, angry; easily provoked to anger, excitable BISSY 1887 Sc.
– cross, ill-tempered, disagreeable, peevish, fretful, fractious, quarrelsome FRAMPOLD 1598 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, disagreeable, unpleasant, contentious, obnoxious EVIL a1131
– cross, ill-tempered, fractious, peevish FRAB 19C Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, fractious, peevish FRABBY 19C Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, ill to deal with NEWKY;  NOOKY 1875 Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, irritable NATTLED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered, irritable, grumpy, sulky GROUCHY 1861 colloq.
– cross, ill-tempered, peevish; crabbed; pugnacious TEETHY 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, ill-tempered,  sulky NUNTY 1894 Eng. dial.
– cross, irascible, angry, low, mean FAUSTY;  FEISTY;  FICETY;  FISTY;  FYSTY 1890 Amer. dial.
– cross, irritable DAIN 1896 Eng. dial.
– cross, irritable, annoyed, bad-tempered RATTY 1909 colloq., orig. UK
– cross, irritable, ill-tempered SHIRTY 1846 sl.
– cross, irritable, ill-tempered SHITTY 1846 sl.
– cross, irritable, peevish, fretful FEASY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cross, irritable, peevish, ill-tempered CAINGY 1778 Eng. dial.
– cross, irritable, testy, uncertain in temper PATCHY 1883 Eng. dial.
– cross, irritable; usually applied to old people YAPPY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, out of temper; silent, sulky UNKED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish NEPPERED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish CANKY 1850 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish, fretful, fractious; used esp. of children TEATY;  TEEDY;  TEETY 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish, ill-natured, ill-tempered TATTERY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish, ill-tempered; complaining MAUNGY 1865 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish, ill-tempered, irritable NAZZY 1878 Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish, irritable, ill-tempered, quarrelsome FRATCHETY 19C Eng. dial.
– cross, peevish; said of a child MAWDY 1882 Eng. dial.
– cross, perverse; ill-humoured, mean CRAB 1961 UK sl.
– cross, perverse, obstinate CAM a1600 Eng. dial.
– cross, queer-tempered, fractious, ill-tempered, irritable MAGGOTY 1890 Eng. dial.
– cross, querulous; ill-tempered, spiteful, bitter CANKERED 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, quick to take offense; touchy; irritable NATTLE 1868 Eng. dial.
– cross, scolding, peevish, ill-tempered, grumblingly discontented TATTER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross, snappish, querulous; irritable; sarcastic KNAGGY 1840 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, snappish, querulous; shrewish; irritable; ill-natured, bad-tempered, testy; sarcastic NAGGIE;  NAGGY 1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, stiff, stubborn; or unwilling to do anything THRAW 1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross, stiff, stubborn; reluctant or unwilling to do anything THRY 1768 Sc.
– cross, sulky, surly, peevish, sullen, ill-tempered, ill-natured, crabbed, grumpy, irritable GROUTY 1836 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– cross, surly, crabbed, growly, ill-humoured, bad-tempered, sour-tempered GURLIE;  GURLY 1721 Sc.
– cross, surly, ill-humoured GURLY 1721 Sc.
– cross-tempered, touchy, ill-natured NAGGLY 1887 Sc.
– cross, testy TATTY B1900 Eng. dial.
– cross, touchy, irritable, peevish, fretful TATCHY 1746 Eng. dial.
– cross, unsociable; stubborn, dogmatic; straitlaced NARROW-CONTRACTED 1930 Amer. dial.
– cross, vicious, bad-tempered, angry, peevish, fretful, morose, unpleasant ILL 1857 Amer. dial.
– having a cross temper; ill-conditioned, surly, churlish ILL-CURPONED 1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– very cross CROSS AS SAM PATCH 1892 Amer. dial.
– very cross indeed CROSS AS THE GALLOWS 1846 Eng. dial.
– crossly, angrily THRAWN 1889 Sc.
– crossly THRAWNLY 1899 Sc.
– crossness; ill humour MUSTINESS a1625 obs.
– a cross child NEWKY 1884 Eng. dial.
– a cross, crabbed, or ill-natured person SOUR-SOP B1900 Eng. dial.
– a cross, fretful child CROWSBY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a cross, ill-natured, or troublesome person; generally applied to a child or an aged person BICHT 1887 Sc. obs.
– a cross, ill-natured person, esp. a child NEDDARCAP Bk1905 Sc.
– a cross, ill-tempered person THWART 1852 Eng. dial.
– a cross or bad-tempered woman MISS CROSS-STICKS;  MRS. CROSS-STICKS Bk1922
– a cross or unlikable man, somewhat miserly, or inclined to be dishonest in money matters SKITE 1911 Amer. dial.
– a cross, peevish person CAINGEL 1684 Eng. dial.
– a cross, peevish person CAINJER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a cross, peevish person; a troublesome, crying child YAP Bk1905 N. Ireland & Eng. dial. 
– a cross person THRAWN-BODY 1895 Sc.
– a cross, teasing person HANNIER 1775 Eng. dial. obs.
– a cross-tempered, malicious or pert fellow NATTI 1908 Sc.
– to be cross or furious TATTER 1842 Eng. dial.
– to be cross or sulky CAMPLE 1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to be cross, peevish, ill-tempered HAVE PISSED ON A NETTLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.

CROSS (thing) – NOUNS
– a cross; a ludicrous term that was used by young people PAPIST-CROSS Bk1905 Sc.
– a cross; an obstruction UPSET 1839 Eng. dial.

CROSS (lie or pass across) – VERBS
to cross, to intersect, to lie across, so as to form a figure like the letter X DECUSS 1782 rare
to cross, to intersect, to lie across, so as to form a figure like the letter X DECUSSATE 1658
to cross, to pass over SCALE;  SKAIL 1776 Sc.

CROSS (sign of the cross) – VERBS
to make the sign of the cross upon one’s breast, etc.; to cross oneself MARK c1175 obs.

cross-bones MARROWBONES 1832
cross-bones MARROWS 1832

a crossbow, an arbalest BALISTER 1697 obs. rare
a crossbow, consisting of a steel bow fitted to a wooden shaft, furnished with special mechanism for drawing and letting slip the bowstring, used for the discharge of arrows, stones, etc. ARCUBALIST 1774
a device for bending a crossbow TYLLOLE 1489 obs. rare
the trigger of a crossbow TITTUP 1536 obs. rare

a crossbowman ABBLASTER;  ABBLASTRE Bk1852
a crossbowman BALISTRIER 1440 obs. rare
a crossbowman; an arbalester BALESTER;  BALISTER;  BALLISTER 1489 obs.
a crossbowman; an arbalester OBLESTER 1487 obs.
a maker of slings, guns, or crossbows, or one that shoots out of them BALISTARIUS Bk1708 obs.
a man using a crossbow BALISTAR Bk1855 obs.
a soldier armed with an arcubalist ARCUBALISTER 1577

a cross-country marathon BUNION DERBY 1920s US sl.

cross-dressing X-DRESSING 2003 UK sl.

crossed YCROST 1603 obs.
crossed, folded across; moving crosswise, erratic, zigzag ACROSTIC 1602
crossed over each other, intersecting, cross-shaped DECUSSATIVE 1658 obs. rare

a strict cross-examination; an interrogation TARRAGATION 1864 Sc.
cross-examination of a prisoner  ACT 1940s US criminals’ sl.
inquisitive cross-examination BACK-SPEERIN;  BACK-SPEIRIN;  BACK-SPIERING 1827 Sc.

to cross-examine; to question closely TAIRGE;  TARGE 1786 Sc.
to cross-examine, to question; to inquire into a matter BACKSPEER;  BACKSPEIR;  BACKSPIER 1808 Sc.
to resist cross-examination or interrogation tenaciously and successfully ACE 1929 US criminals’ sl.

cross-eyed ACE-DEUCE 1955 US sl.
cross-eyed BLINK-EYE 1966 Amer. dial.
cross-eyed BLINK-EYED 1966 Amer. dial.
cross-eyed BUNG-EYED M19 sl.
cross-eyed SKELLER-EYED 1927 Amer. dial.
cross-eyed, squinting COCK-EYED 1751
cross-eyed, squinting TWY-EYED B1900 Eng. dial.
cross-eyed, squinting YAW-SIGHTED 1751 nautical sl.
cross-eyed; having only one good eye; squint-eyed BOSS-EYED 1860 sl.
cross-eyed; having squint eyes TANGLE-EYED 1892 Amer. dial.

cross eyes QUEER OGLES E19 UK criminals’ sl.

a cross-eyed person; a person with squint eyes TANGLE-EYE 1939 Amer. dial.

an innocent bystander killed in crossfire MUSHROOM 1988 US sl.

– cross-grained RILY Bk1903 sl.
– cross-grained, bad-tempered ABSTRAKLOUS Bk1905 Sc.
– cross-grained, bad-tempered CANKERSOME 1786 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, bad-tempered CANKERY 1870 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, cantankerous CANTANKERED 1862 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, cantankerous NIRPED 1929 Sc.
– cross-grained, crabbed TAUTIE a1838 Sc.
– cross-grained, crabbed, bad-tempered, ill-natured RUBARBATIVE 1600 obs.
– cross-grained, disagreeable MAGGY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, grumbling, quarrelsome NANGLY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, ill-humoured CANTANKERSOME 1835 Amer. sl.
– cross-grained, ill-natured KAA-WAA 1859 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, ill-natured KAW-WAW 1859 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, ill-tempered CAMSHACK 1787 Sc.
– cross-grained, ill-tempered NURLY 1871 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– cross-grained, ill-tempered, surly ILL-HAIRED 1825 Sc.
– cross-grained, intractable ILL-MAIRED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cross-grained, peevish, angry HACKLED Bk1905 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– cross-grained, perverse, obstinate; rebellious; morally wrong THRAWN 1737 Sc.
– cross-grained, refractory ILL-TWARTENED 1929 Sc.
– cross-grained, showing an ill-natured disposition; ill-conditioned and quarrelsome CANTANKEROUS 1772
– a cross-grained, ill-natured, quarrelsome, or perverse disposition  CANTANKER 1825 obs. nonce word
– a cross-grained, big, untidy, coarse person HARL;  HARLE 1824 Sc.
– a cross-grained, cantankerous, and perverse person; a dishonest person CROOKED STICK 1846-8
– a cross-grained, ill-natured, person, especially a child NEDDERCAP B1900 Sc.
– a cross-grained, ill-tempered, or nagging wife CROOKED RIB Bk1903 sl.
– a cross-grained, mischievous person HEWL 1824 Sc.
– a cross-grained, old woman WICKER 1824 Sc. obs.
– a cross-grained, old woman WICKERTON 1824 Sc. obs.
– a cross-grained or quarrelsome person, esp. a woman CATAMARAN 1833 colloq.
– a cross-grained person, one given to opposition DIZZERWITCH 19C Eng. dial.
– a cross-grained, surly, old person; a close-fisted, stingy man HUNKS 1602
– a cross-grained, unmanageable fellow OFF-OX 1848 Amer. dial.
– to make or become cross-grained, ill-humoured or disagreeable; to provoke to anger CANTANKERATE 1839 Amer.

to sit cross-legged like a tailor TAILORIZE 1829

to cross-question, to interrogate; to ask inquisitive question; to make prying inquiries QUIZ 1848 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cross-question vexatiously or persistently CROSS-HACKLE 1826

CROSSROAD – NOUNS (also see road) 
– a crossroads LANE-ENDS 1891 Eng. dial.
– a crossroads; a carfax QUARFOXE 1483 obs.
a crossroads; a place where different roads meet RELEET 1839 Eng. dial.
a crossway, a fork of a road GATESHODEL c1375 obs.
a point where four roads meet FOUR-THROWS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– crossroads LANE-ENDS Bk1902 Eng. dial.

crosswise, crossed ACROSSED 1548 obs. rare
crosswise, diagonal CATAWAMPUS 1911 Amer. dial.
crosswise, diagonal CATTYWAMPERED 1911 Amer. dial.
crosswise, diagonal CATTYWAMPUS 1911 Amer. dial.
crosswise, irregular ANTLE-BEER 1746 Eng. dial.
moving crosswise, erratic, zigzag ACROSTIC 1602

crosswise ARISE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
crosswise TWARTLINS 1899 Sc.
crosswise, across ATHART;  ATHIRT;  ATHORT;  ATHURT 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
crosswise, diagonally ASKEW Bk1898 Eng. dial.
crosswise, obliquely THWART 1900 Sc.

a crossword puzzle; crosswords in general CRISS-CROSS c1935 sl.

a person who is enthusiastic about crossword puzzles PUZZLE-HEAD 1974 chiefly US

the crotch FORK L19 sl.
the crotch LORD SUTCH 1960s rhyming sl.
the crotch or crutch RABBIT HUTCH 1980 UK rhyming sl.
the male crotch QUEER’S LUNCH BOX 1964 US sl.

a crotchet, an experiment; a fad MAXIM 1882 Eng. dial.
a crotchet, a new fashion; a novelty, a new invention NEW FANGLE 1548 rare
a crotchet, a whim; a gewgaw FANDANGLEMENT 1867 Eng. dial.
a crotchet, a whimsical or perverse fancy MAGGOT a1625
a crotchet, a whim; something that is fantastical FANTASTICALITY 1631
a crotchety way of acting; a fad FANTAD;  FANTOD 1867

to go against one’s crotchets or prejudices CROSS THE MAGGOT 1818 Sc.

crotchety, capricious, contrary, perverse MAGGATIVOUS 1866 Sc.
crotchety, capricious, contrary, perverse MAGGOTIVE 1866 Sc.
crotchety, cranky; fussy, finicky, particular, meticulous, precise PERNICKET(T)Y;  PERNICKITY 1834 Amer. dial.
crotchety, cranky; fussy, finicky, particular, meticulous, precise PERSNICKE(R)TY 1905 Amer. dial.
crotchety, cross in temper; uncertain; eccentric TIDDIE 1899 Sc.
crotchety, full of whims or fancies, capricious, contrary, perverse MAGGOT(T)Y 1678
crotchety, full of whims or fancies; whimsical, capricious MAGGATIVE Bk1905 Sc.
crotchety, full of whims or fancies, whimsical, capricious MAGGOTTING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
crotchety, full of whims or fancies, whimsical, capricious MAGGOTY-HEADED 1894 Sc.
crotchety, full of whims or fancies, whimsical, capricious MAGGOTY-MINDED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
crotchety; full of whims or perverse fancies MAGGOTISH a1700 obs.
crotchety, fussy, silly; vacillating, undecided TITTY TODDY 1875 Eng. dial.
crotchety, precise, pettish SANSHACH 1825 Sc.
– crotchety, queer CRANKY Bk1905 Amer. dial.
full of crotchets or whims; fastidious, fidgety, over-particular FADDY Bk1900 Eng. dial.

a crotcheteer; a whimsical person MAGGOT-MONGER 1660 obs.
a crotchety, narrow-minded, elderly man who snappishly can see no good in any modern thing OLD WIGSBY 1842
a crotchety, whimsical person MAGGOTY-POW 1887 Sc.

to be crotchety or eccentric HAVE MAGGOTS IN THE HEAD L19 colloq.

crouched for a spring; braced or wound up for action BENT c1330 obs.
– crouching, ready to spring BENDIT Bk1898 Sc.

to crouch down SCROOCH DOWN Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
to crouch down or lie close, as an animal in hiding; to squat QUAT c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to crouch down, to squat SKOODLE 1916 Amer. dial.
to crouch down, to squat, to sit QUATTY 1816 Eng. dial.
to crouch down, to squat, to sit QUOT 1816 Eng. dial.
to crouch down, to squeeze oneself into a small space SCOOT DOWN 1943 Amer. dial.
to crouch in a corner SCOUT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to crouch or squat HUTCH 1876
to crouch, resting on the limbs; to seat oneself SCONCE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to crouch, to cower LOWER 1575 obs.
to crouch, to cower CALL Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to cower down, to contract the body with cold; to starve with cold HIRPLE 1788 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to creep, to cower; to move slowly and feebly; to droop OOR 1866 Sc.
to crouch, to cringe, to draw oneself in SCROOGE 1892 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to cringe, to draw oneself in; to shrink (back, down, etc.) SCHROOCH;  SCRUCH 1860 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to cringe, to draw oneself in; to shrink (back, down, etc.) SCROOCH;  SKROOTCH 1860 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to cringe, to draw oneself in; to shrink (back, down, etc.) SCRUTCH;  SKRUTCH 1860 Amer. dial.
– to crouch, to huddle; to slink, to slouch, to sneak MITCH 1871 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to hunch down SCROUNGE 1950 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to hunch, to draw oneself in SCROUCH 1885 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to hunch; to shrink or squeeze oneself into a small space SCROONCH 1925 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to lie hid; to be afraid, to shake with fear DERE 1808 Sc. obs.
to crouch, to lie motionless (generally with the sense of fear), to lie appalled DARE c1220 obs.
to crouch, to shrink together; to huddle together SCRIFF 1894 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to sit huddled up or crouched together MIMP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to squat down GO QUAT 1790 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to squat down; to sit huddled up in a slinking or crouching way CRONK 1847 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to squat; to squeeze oneself into a small space SCOOCH (DOWN) 1858 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to squat; to squeeze oneself into a small space SCOOCH UP 1965 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to squat; to squeeze oneself into a small space SKUTCH DOWN 1931 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to stoop down SCROUGE 1930 Amer. dial.
to crouch, to stoop down upon the haunches SCOOPY Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to stoop, to bend down SCOUCH 1896 Eng. dial.
to crouch, to stoop; to drop down low by bending at the knees SCRUNCH 1900s African-American sl.
to crouch; to crowd together; to squeeze yourself into a small space SCRINCH;  SCRINCH DOWN;  SCRINCH UP 1870 Amer. dial.