Reverse Dictionary: CRY – CUO

crying; given to tears; weeping LARMOYANT 1824
crying in despair, lamenting YAUPING 1787 Eng. dial.
crying, squalling, wailing; said of infants VAGIENT 1628 obs.
crying, whining MEWLING 1895 Sc.
crying with grief, wailing YAMMERING 1536 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.

in a cry, crying A-CRY 1593 obs.

CRY etc. – NOUNS
a cry; a continuous repetition of the same words or sound RAME 1808 Sc.
a cry; a loud sound BLAIR Bk1911 Sc.
a cry, a wail YEI a1225 obs.
a cry, esp. a reiterated cry; also, repetition, reiteration REAM Bk1904 Sc.
a crying MEOWLING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
a crying aloud; a roaring BLARING 1813 Eng. dial.
– a crying, a whingeing PUSSING 1990s Irish sl.
a cry, lamentation, wail VAGIT 1627 obs.
a cry of grief; a wailing YAMMERING 1705 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
a cry; the act of crying YAWL 1903 Sc. & Eng. dial.
a harsh, hoarse, or querulous cry, esp. of a bird YOP 1824
a loud continuous crying or shouting BELDERMENT Bk1898 Eng. dial.
a loud cry GAGRISH 1939 Amer. dial.
a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine YAWP;  YOWP 1889 Sc. & Eng. dial.
a loud cry, a roar BELLOCK Bk1898 Eng. dial.
a loud or harsh cry; a yell, a howl YERR a1225 obs.
a persistent crying for something, as of a sick child RAMIN 1901 Sc.
a prolonged cry or utterance; a long string of words; a rigmarole RANE c1425 Sc. rare
a resounding cry; the bellowing of a bull BELDERING 1841 Ireland & Eng. dial.
a shrill cry; a yell YELLOCH 1513 Sc.
a shrill cry; a yell; a noise, a tumult; a noisy fuss SCROINOCH 1790 Sc.
a shrill cry, esp. of a bird; an urgent, irresistible call SCREIGH 1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
a weak, peeping cry, as of a young or small animal QUEAK;  QUEEK 1887 Sc.
a weak, peeping cry, as of a young or small animal QUEEKLE 1887 Sc.
crying, noise, commotion BALLYHOOLY 1940s sl.
noisy crying, shouting or roaring of human beings BELLING 1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
the crying or whining of a child BLARTING Bk1898 Eng. dial.
the noise made in crying or sobbing RAISING Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
the quivering of the under-lip, which precedes crying BEVER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
the short, noisy cry of a peevish child YAP Bk1905 Eng. dial.
the sound made by convulsive crying or sobbing YOOP 1848

a child who cries for little cause; a petted, spoiled child BESSY-BAB;  BESSY-BABS 1842 Eng. dial.
a crybaby BA;  BAA 1975 Irish sl.
a crybaby MOTHER SUCKER 1954 Amer. sl.
a crybaby WATER-BONSE L19 sl.
a crybaby; a person who cries readily BOOBY c1600 colloq.
a crybaby; a tattletale BAWLBABY 1937 Amer. dial.
a crybaby; a whiner TIDDY BABY;  TITTY BABY 1996 Amer. dial.
a crying child MOON-CALF Bk1852 Eng. dial.
a crying child SCREEL-POKE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
a crying child YOWTLIN 1929 Sc.
a crying, troublesome child YAP Bk1905 N. Ireland & Eng. dial.
a fellow who cries before he is hurt YELPER 1880 sl.
a person addicted to tears; a weeper LACHRYMIST 1620
a person given to crying, whining, or fretting GIRNIE 1825 Sc.
a person who cries vigorously; a loud complainer YAUPER;  YAWPER 1678

I shall cry MY RIGHT EYE ITCHES 1708-10 sl.
said in ridicule of a child who is crying for nothing THE TEARS WERE RUNNING DOWN HIS CHEEKS LIKE BEETLES UP A HILL B1900 N. Ireland

CRY etc. – VERBS
– to cry BLUBBER Bk1975 US sl.
to cry NAB THE BIB Bk1902 sl.
to cry SNOOP (AND PRY) 1992 UK rhyming sl.
to cry TAKE A PIPE L19 sl.
to cry YOBBIN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to cry about, to weep for BEGREDE c1300 obs.
– to cry aloud BLOW Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to cry aloud OPEN OUT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper JAMMER 1774 Ireland
to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble YAMOUR;  YOMER 1774 Sc.
to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble YIMMER 1774 N. Ireland
to cry aloud fretfully; to whine, to whimper, to fret YAMMER 1481 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry aloud, to bellow BELGE 1825 Eng. dial.
to cry aloud; to make a noise BLAIR Bk1911 Sc.
to cry aloud, to shout, to bawl YOWP 1824 Eng. dial.
to cry aloud, to shout, to bawl; to weep, to bewail, to moan REAM 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry aloud, to shout, to bawl; to whine YAUP;  YAWP 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry aloud, to shout; to scream RAME c1470 obs.
to cry aloud; to sing loud or on a high note YELP c1450 obs.
to cry and sob; to snivel BIBBLE 19C Eng. dial.
to cry as a child BLAE Bk1911 Sc.
to cry as a child out of humour, to wail, to shriek, to scream, to howl WALLACH;  WALLOCH 1808 Sc.
to cry, as an infant or young animal MEWL 1896 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry, as the young of rats and mice QUEAK 1887 Sc.
to cry bitterly; to utter a whining, wailing cry SANNICK;  SANNOCK;  SONNOCK Bk1904 Eng. dial.
to cry, esp. foolishly or ostentatiously; to weep PUT ONE’S FINGER IN ONE’S EYE 1447
to cry for anything, to whimper GROAK 1894 Sc.
to cry; generally said of children SING THE BLACK PSALM 1705
to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird YOPE a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
to cry immoderately BLODDER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to cry in a broken, sobbing manner BLOBBER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to cry in a thin voice; to whine, to whimper PULE 1525 now Sc. & literary usage
to cry like a fretful child; to worry NANG Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to cry loudly, to bawl; said of a child RUTE 1674 Eng. dial., obs. rare
to cry loudly, to roar BELLICK;  BELLOCH;  BELLOCK 1809 Eng. dial.
to cry loudly, to roar, to bluster loudly BELVER 1872 Eng. dial.
to cry loudly; to weep, to bawl BOOHOO 1843 Amer. dial.
to cry noisily, to roar; to shout BELDER 1809 Eng. dial.
to cry peevishly, to whimper, to whine, to fret WHINDLE 1770 Amer. dial.
to cry peevishly, to whimper, to whine, to fret WHINNEL 1886 Amer. dial.
to cry shrilly, to scream, to whimper; said of a child YAP 1825 Sc.
– to cry; to bellow loudly, to make a loud noise BLORT 1891 Eng. dial.
to cry, to blubber BLABBER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to cry; to bring tears to the eyes; to shed tears RUMATIZE 1613 obs.
to cry; to burst into tears; to weep BLIRT 1790 Sc.
to cry; to cry out loudly; to weep BLORE c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to cry; to experience unexpected failure, defeat, or regret LAUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ONE’S FACE 1946 Amer. dial.
to cry; to experience unexpected failure, defeat, or regret LAUGH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ONE’S MOUTH 1843 Amer. dial.
to cry; to experience unexpected failure, defeat, or regret LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE’S MOUTH 1899 Amer. dial.
to cry; to experience unexpected failure, defeat, or regret LAUGH OUT OF THE OTHER CORNER OF ONE’S MOUTH 1912 Amer. dial.
– to cry, to fret; to whine; to complain, to moan TWINE 1805 Eng. dial.
to cry; to howl like a dog YAWN Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to cry; to howl; to bark as a dog, to yelp YELLOP 1866 Eng. dial.
to cry; to howl; to fret like a sick child; to grumble YALE Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry, to lament; to roar BLART Bk1898 Eng. dial.
to cry, to make a loud noise BELL a1000
to cry, to mourn, to grieve TAKE ON Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
to cry, to roar BERE c1225 obs.
to cry, to scream; to produce any sharp sound; to move up and down so as to produce a sound, as a fiddle-bow over the strings SCREED 1706 Sc. obs.
to cry; to shed or ‘turn on’ tears LAY IN 1809
to cry; to shed tears LET FALL 1816
to cry; to shed tears copiously RAIN 1588
– to cry; to shed tears, to wail PLORE 1373 obs. rare
to cry; to shed tears; to weep WATER ONE’S PLANTS 1542 obs., jocular usage
to cry; to shout CRAKE 19C Eng. dial.
to cry; to shout GAURE 1530 obs.
to cry; to shout; to speak loudly YAR;  YARR 1902 Eng. dial.
to cry, to shriek, to squeal SCREEL;  SKREEL 1890 Eng. dial.
to cry; to sob SIKE 1841 Eng. dial.
– to cry, to sob, to snivel; to whimper SNUB 1852 Amer. dial.
– to cry, to sob, to weep BEAL 1886 Eng. dial.
to cry; to weep BLUB 1873
to cry, to weep SPLASH THE SALTIES Bk1942 US sl.
to cry; to weep WATER-CART M19 sl.
to cry; to weep; to fret, as a child SQUINNY 1847
to cry, to weep, to lament; to roar BLARE 1839 Eng. dial.
to cry; to weep, to lament, to grieve GREET c725 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
to cry; to weep, usually, but not necessarily, loudly ROAR 1741 Sc.
to cry; to weep, usually, but not necessarily, loudly ROAR AND GREET 1772 Sc.
to cry; to whimper; to begin to cry as a spoiled child does SIMPER 1865 Eng. dial.
– to cry; to whine; to make a plaintive noise, as when a child cries loudly or mournfully TOOT 1808
to get ready to cry; to begin crying TUNE UP 1899 Amer. dial.
to get ready to cry; to begin crying TUNE UP ONE’S PIPES 1857 Amer. dial.
to start to cry TURN ON THE WATERWORKS 1647 sl.
to utter a whining, wailing cry without apparent cause SANNY Bk1904 Eng. dial.

CRY OUT (shout) – NOUNS
– a crying out, a bellowing, a roaring; a loud, bellowing noise; an uproar BOATION 1646 rare
– a crying out or shrieking ALMOND EXULULATION 1727 rare
– a cry or loud shout to attract attention, etc. ALMOND HALLOW c1440
CRY OUT (shout) – VERBS
– to cry out CRACK UP 19C US Civil War usage
– to cry out as a baby QUICH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to cry out loudly from pain, grief, or distress YAWL a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cry out loudly, to shout out, to yell, to howl YERR a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cry out loudly; to weep BLORE c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cry out, to howl EXULULATE 1623 rare
 to cry out; to make any disturbance or commotion BLATHER;  BLETHER 1850 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cry out, to shout BAWK 1847 Eng. dial.
– to cry out, to shout YEIE c1175 obs.
– to cry out; to shout; to roar HAIL 1858 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cry out; to sing or shout loudly; to quarrel LALL 1884 Eng. dial.
– to cry out; to squeal YANK Bk1905 Eng. dial.

each of the pendant pieces of crystal used to ornament the branches of a chandelier, candelabrum, etc. ALMOND 1764 obs.

a crystal ball used by a fortune-teller MADBALL 1948 Amer. carnival usage

Cuba SUGAR-BOWL OF THE WORLD Bk1942 Amer. sl.

a Cuban CHICO 1960s US sl.
a Cuban RICAN 1986 Amer. dial.
a Cuban or other Latin-American BEANER 1995 US sl.
a Cuban refugee who arrives in Florida after a journey on a raft RAFTER 1990s US sl.
– a Cuban, Spaniard, or Puerto Rican; a Spanish-speaking man living in Harlem HATCHET THROWER 1944 African-American sl., derogatory
a native or inhabitant of Havana, Cuba HAVANAN Bk2006
a native or inhabitant of Havana, Cuba HAVANESE Bk1895
a native or inhabitant of Havana, Cuba  or its environs HABANERO 1845
a young, upwardly mobile Cuban American YUCA Bk2006 Amer. sl.

– of the form of a cube; cubical CUBAL 1657 obs. rare

– in the form of a cube; to the third power or cube CUBICALLY a1560
– in the form of a cube; to the third power or cube CUBICLY 1556 obs. rare

– a being cubic CUBICITY 1881 rare
a cube, a cubical piece of anything DAYLY c1440 obs.

– an office divided into cubicles CUBE FARM 1997

a cucking-stool COCKLE-STOOL 1592
– an instrument of punishment formerly in use for scolds, disorderly women, fraudulent tradespeople, etc., consisting of a chair (sometimes in the form of a close-stool), in which the offender was fastened and exposed to the jeers of the bystanders, or conveyed to a pond or river and ducked CUCKING-STOOL 1308 obs.
a cucking-stool CUCKLE-STOOL 1592

– to punish by setting in the cucking-stool CUCK 1611 obs.

– having the character of a cuckold CUCKALLY 1589 obs.
– having the character of a cuckold CUCKOLDLY 1594 obs.
– having the character of a cuckold CUCKOLDY 1618 obs.
mad with rage at having been made a cuckold HORN-MAD 1590 obs.

in cuckoldom AT THE SIGN OF THE HORN L17 colloq.

– a company of cuckolds CUCKOLDRY 1548 obs.
– a dishonouring of a husband by adultery with or on the part of his wife CUCKOLDOM 1681 obs.
– a dishonouring of a husband by adultery with or on the part of his wife CUCKOLDRY 1529
– cuckoldom CUCKOLDSHIRE 1562 humorous usage, obs.
– cuckoldom CUCKOLD’S-ROW a1500 humorous usage, obs.
the stigma of cuckoldom ACTEON’S BADGE 1596
the imaginary horns on the forehead of a cuckold HART’S-CREST 1600 obs.
– the position of a cuckold CUCKOLDAGE 1676 obs.

a complacent cuckold GILT-HORN 18C sl.
a cuckold BECCO 1604 obs.
– a cuckold CUCK 1706 obs.
– a cuckold CUCKOLD a1250
a cuckold HALF-MOON 1659 obs. rare
a cuckold HODDYPEAK 1500 obs.
a cuckold MONSTER Bk1994
a cuckold MOSES Bk1903
a cuckold ONE OF THE LIVERY L17 sl.
a cuckold RAM-HEAD 1632 obs.
a cuckold SUMMER BIRD 1560 obs.
a cuckold SUMMER’S BIRD a1600 obs.
a cuckold TUP E19 Brit. sl.
a cuckold UNICORN 17C sl.
a cuckold YELLOW GLOKE Bk1916 sl.
a cuckold YELLOW-HAMMER 1607 sl.
a cuckold YELLOW STOCKING Bk1916 sl.
a cuckold; a gullible fool ABRAM 1639 UK sl.
a cuckold; a henpecked man HODDY-DODDY 1598 obs.
a cuckold; the husband of an unfaithful wife ACTAEON;  ACTEON 1567 rare and arch.
a female cuckold; a woman whose husband is unfaithful to her CUCKQUEAN 1562 obs.
a man who consents to the adultery of his wife CABRON Bk1945 US Western sl.

– a man who seduces another’s wife CUCKOLD-MAKER 1574

in cuckoldom AT THE SIGN OF THE HORN 19C

to be cuckolded WEAR A FORKER E17
– to be cuckolded WEAR HORNS 18C US
to cuckold ACTAEON 1615 obs.
to cuckold MAKE A MONSTER OF L16 sl.
to cuckold SHOE-HORN M17 Brit.
to cuckold; to ‘plant horns on’ ADHORN 1605 obs. rare
– to make a cuckold CUCKOLDIZE 1682 obs. rare
to make a cuckold of RAM-HEAD 1713 obs.
to make a cuckold of, to cheat ABUSE L15 sl.
to make a cuckquean of CUCKQUEAN 1592 obs.

– a cuckoo CUCKOLD’S CHORISTER 1592 obs.
a cuckoo IDLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
a cuckoo WEATHER BIRD 1951 Amer. dial.
a cuckoo WEATHER-PROPHET BIRD 1951 Amer. dial.
a cuckoo WEATHER VANE 1951 Amer. dial.
a cuckoo YEKE c725 obs.
a cuckoo; an animal that is reputed to suck eggs SUCK-EGG 1851
the cuckoo, Cuculus canorus GUCK B1900 Sc.

of a cuckoo: to make its characteristic call CUCK 1599 rare
of a cuckoo: to utter its peculiar note GALE c1205 obs.

a cucumber CHOLERA DROP 1968 Amer. dial.
– a cucumber CUE 1935 colloq.
– a cucumber CUKE 1903 colloq.
– a cucumber MUTTON-CUMBER 1694 obs. rare
a cucumber plant PICKLE-VINE 1951 Amer. dial.
a fresh cucumber PICKLE 1950 Amer. dial.
a pickled cucumber WALLY L19 sl.

– cuddlesome; sexually attractive; said of a woman HUGSOME 19C Brit.
– cuddling and kissing AT IT 19C sl.
– a cuddle MIX AND MUDDLE 20C rhyming sl.
– a cuddle or hug SCOTCH GRAVAT 1969 Sc.
– a cuddle or hug SCOTCH MUFFLER 1969 Sc.
– a cuddle or similar display of affection LOVE-UP 1953 sl.
– a cuddling, an embracing CULLING 1490 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a short but intense period of cuddling and kissing SNOG 1959 UK sl.
– cuddling and kissing GUZZLING 1930s sl.
– a person who cuddles and kisses MUSHER 1940s US sl.
– a small, very feminine girl who invites being cuddled MOUSE 1900s sl.
– to cuddle amorously LALLIGAG;  LALLYGAG 1868 US sl.
– to cuddle amorously LOLLIGAG;  LOLLYGAG 1868 US sl.
– to cuddle and kiss BILL AND COO Bk2006 US sl.
– to cuddle and kiss CANOODLE 1859 sl., orig. US
– to cuddle and kiss MUSH 1920s US sl.
– to cuddle and kiss MUSH IT UP 1920s US sl.
– to cuddle and kiss SMOOCH 19C colloq.
– to cuddle and kiss SMOODGE 19C colloq.
to cuddle and kiss SMOUCH 1588
– to cuddle and kiss SMOUGE 19C colloq.
– to cuddle and kiss SNOG 1945 UK sl.
– to cuddle and kiss someone passionately GRAUNCH 20C S. Afr.
– to cuddle and kiss; to go courting CALOOP 1942 US sl.
– to cuddle or fondle; to caress; to indulge in sexual or physically intimate endearments FIRKY-TOODLE 18C Brit. sl.
– to cuddle, to caress sexually CANOE M19 sl.
– to cuddle, to caress sexually JOHN CANOO M19 sl.
– to cuddle, to caress, to fondle SMUGGLE 1679 obs.
– to cuddle, to fondle KAITLE 1797 Sc. obs.
– to cuddle together for warmth; to nestle CROODLE 19C Eng. dial.
– to cuddle, to hug, to embrace HUGGLE 1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cuddle, to kiss and caress MUSH 1919 sl.
– to cuddle, to nestle, to snuggle SNUDGE 1633 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cuddle, to put an arm around a girl’s waist HANDLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– to cuddle; to snuggle; to kiss and caress SNOGGLE M20 US sl.
– to cuddle; to snuggle; to kiss and caress SNOOGLE M20 US sl.
– to cuddle while asleep SNOOZLE 1831 colloq.

– a cudgel OAKEN CUDGEL 18C sl.
– a cudgel OAKEN PLANT 18C sl.
– a cudgel OAKEN SAPLING 18C sl.
– a cudgel OAKEN STAFF 18C sl.
– a cudgel OAKEN TOWEL 18C sl.
– a cudgel OLD MADGE M17 sl.
– a cudgel PODGER L19 Irish sl.
– a cudgel THIVEL Bk1905 Sc.
– a cudgel TIPPERARY LAWYER M19 sl.
– a cudgel TOWEL M18 sl.
– a cudgel, a billy club LICORICE STICK 1954 US sl.
– a cudgel, a club; a hefty piece of wood suitable for a club WADDIE; WADDY 1809 Aust. sl.
– a cudgel, a club; a long, stout, rough stick LEWDER 1802 Sc.
– a cudgel, a club, a truncheon BASTON a1300 obs.
– a cudgel, a club, a truncheon BATOON a1625 arch.
– a cudgel, a club, or truncheon BATON 1548 obs.
– a cudgel, a staff; a thick walking-stick BAT 1886 Eng. dial.
– a cudgel, a stick BASTER 1726
– a cudgel, a stick RAMPION Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a cudgel, a stick TIMBER 1790 Sc.
– a cudgel, a stick, anything with which one administers a thrashing WALLOPER 1832 colloq.
– a cudgel, a stick, a pole BALLOW 1790 Eng. dial. obs.
– a cudgel, a stick, a staff, a rod, a truncheon BASTINADO 1598
– a cudgel, a stick of the wood of the crab-tree CRAB-STICK 1703
– a cudgel; a stout-headed stick ALPEEN 1828 Anglo-Irish
– a cudgelling, a beating FUSTIGATION 1428
– a cudgelling, a beating, a thrashing BASTING 1590
– a cudgelling; a beating with a stick BASTINADE 1660 arch.
– a cudgelling; a beating with a stick BASTINADO 1594 arch.
– a cudgelling; a beating with a stick BASTONADE 1660 arch.
– a cudgelling; a severe beating RIB-ROAST 1595 obs.
– a cudgelling, a thrashing; chastisement NAUPING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a cudgelling, a thrashing; esp. on the soles of the feet BASTINADOING 1614
– an oaken cudgel; a wooden club; a policeman’s club OAK TOWEL 1859 sl.
– a person who beats up their victims with a cudgel or stick WALLOPER E19 sl.
– to belabour with a cudgel; to beat soundly, to thrash RIB-ROAST 1570 now arch.
– to cudgel BATON c1580
– to cudgel BEBAT 1565 obs.
– to cudgel INDORSE 1785 sl.
– to cudgel or beat him RUB ONE DOWN WITH AN OAKEN TOWEL 18C sl.
– to cudgel soundly GALLANTIFY 1672 obs. rare
– to cudgel soundly, to pelt, to thrash BETHWACK 1555
– to cudgel, to beat BERRY 1894 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cudgel, to beat FUSTIGATE 1656
– to cudgel, to beat THRIPPLE 1691 Eng. dial.
– to cudgel, to thrash, to beat, to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting TOWEL 1705 sl.
– to cudgel, to thrash, to beat, to hit, to strike BAT c1440
– to cudgel, to thrash, to flog, to hit repeatedly, to assault by hitting, to beat soundly BASTE 1533
– to cudgel, to thrash, to thump; to beat severely with heavy strokes LOUNDER 1793 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cudgel, to thrash with a stick BATOON 1683 arch.

cue cards; instruction sheets; operation manuals IDIOT-SHEETS 1952 colloq.

CUFF (blow) – NOUNS
a cuff, a blow FAP 1951 Sc.
a cuff, a blow with the hand HAND-BLOW 1577-87
a cuff, a blow with the hand HANDY BLOW 1587
a cuff or blow KECK 1881 Eng. dial.
a cuff or slap; a blow with the palm of the hand, esp. on the ear or cheek CLUFF 1804 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

CUFF (blow) – VERBS
to cuff FAP 1951 Sc.
to cuff or slap, to strike with the palm of the hand CLUFF 1825 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

a cul-de-sac BLIND LANE c1386
a cul-de-sac DUNCH PASSAGE 1790 Eng. dial. obs.
a cul-de-sac TURN-AGAIN LANE 1531 obs.

to cull, to pluck; to take away as a small part DELIBATE 1655-60 obs.

culmination; the process of coming to a head HEADING 1819
culmination; the process of coming to a head HEADING-UP 1857

culpable, blameworthy, reprehensible IMPUTABLE 1660 obs.
culpable, deserving of blame, blameworthy, reprehensible FAULTWORTHY 1586 obs. rare
culpable, faulty FAULTFUL 1591

– a culprit, a guilty person CULPABLE 1483 obs.
a culprit, delinquent, offender; one who commits a fault FAUGHTER 1535 obs.
a culprit, delinquent, offender, one who commits a fault FAULTER 1535 obs.

– relating to a cult CULTIC 1877
– relating to a cult CULTISTIC 1912

an urban youth cult favouring heavy metal and punk rock music and frequently characterized by long hair  and antisocial attitudes; a member of this cult GREBO 1987

– able to be cultivated CULTIVABLE 1682
– able to be cultivated CULTIVATIBLE 1803
cultivated, not wild; sown or planted SATIVE 1599 obs.
cultivated, not wild; sown or planted SATIVOUS 1786 obs.
– cultivated; under tillage CULTIVE 1611 obs. rare
– relating to cultivation, esp. of the land CULTIVATORY 1815

CULTIVATE etc. (plants) – NOUNS
– ability to be cultivated CULTIVABILITY 1815
– ability to be cultivated CULTIVATIBILITY 1886 rare
– a cultivated field; a piece of tilled land CULTURE a1475 obs.
– a cultivating the land; cultivation CULTIVAGE 1632 obs. rare
cultivation CULTURATION 1606 rare
cultivation MANUREMENT a1639
cultivation of land; tillage; manuring MANURANCE 1572 obs.
– cultivation; tillage CULTIVING 1483 obs.

– a person who cultivates or rears plants CULTURALIST 1866

CULTIVATE etc. (plants) – verbs
to cultivate CHICKER 1916 Amer. dial.
– to cultivate CULTURATE 1631 obs. rare
to cultivate land, to till MANURE a1400 obs.
– to cultivate the land or plants CULTIVE 1483 obs.
– to cultivate the soil, plants CULTURE. 1510
to cultivate, to till HUSBANDRIZE 1652 obs. rare

cultivated; fastidious; too particular FINE-HAIRED 1873 Amer. dial.
cultivated; intellectual; cultured POINTY-HEADED 1968 Amer. sl.
– cultured, esp. in an affected or pretentious way CULCHAD 1878 humorous or ironic usage
– cultured, polished, refined POLITIC 1596 Sc. obs. rare
– cultured, refined CULT 1598 obs.

– a place or situation regarded as devoid of culture or intellectual interest CULTURAL DESERT 1921 depreciative usage
– a supposed national inferiority complex regarding home-grown culture CULTURAL CRINGE Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– culture or cultural pursuits, variously regarded as pretentious, exotic, alien, worthless, etc. CULCHA 1872 humorous or ironic usage

a highly cultured or intellectual person; a person with sophisticated taste; a snob; an educated person HIGHBROW 1898 orig. US
a moderately cultivated person; a person of conventional tastes and interests in matters of culture MIDDLEBROW 1920 colloq.
an effeminate pretender to culture LADY-WIT 1647 obs.
– a person actively involved in protecting or promoting a particular culture or set of values regarded as being under threat; later, an activist advocating a conservative political agenda CULTURE WARRIOR 1982 orig. & chiefly US
– a person eager to acquire culture CULTURE VULTURE 1947 sl., orig. US, derogatory
– cultured or refined people as a class THE POLITE 1711
– cultured people considered as a class; members of a cultural elite CULTURATI 1892 orig. US

a culvert; a cave NANNY-HOLE 1900 Eng. dial.
a culvert; a pavement; stepping-stones SARN 1790 Eng. dial.
a metal culvert TIN HORN 1959 Amer. dial.

– cumbersome, burdensome, onerous, oppressive, troublesome, wearisome BURTHENSOME 1578
– cumbersome, onerous, oppressive BURTHENOUS 1567 obs.
– cumbersome, onerous; oppressive BURDENOUS a1535 obs.
cumbrous, gross, heavy, THIMBER 1861 Sc. obs.
cumbrous, massive MOLIMINOUS c1643 obs.
cumbrous, oppressive, troublesome ACCUMBROUS c1392 obs.

cumulative SUMMARY 1816 obs. rare

– cunning KEELY 1919 Sc.
– cunning MIDDLING-FAUSE 1874 Eng. dial.
– cunning SCHEMISH 1980s African-American sl.
– cunning, artful AIRTY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS GARLICK B1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS GARRATT 1856 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS GARRICK 1882 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS GARRY B1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS THE NORTH B1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS THE NORTH STAR B1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful DEEP AS WILKES B1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, artful, sly HIGH-WITTED 1588
– cunning, artful, wily CANNY a1662 Sc. obs. or arch.
– cunning, astute, knowing, artful; wide-awake; alert; cautious, wary LEARY;  LEERY 1718 sl.
– cunning, astute; practicing duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct MACHIAVELLIAN 1579
– cunning, astute; practicing duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct MACHIAVELLIC 1838
– cunning, astute; practicing duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct MACHIAVELLINE 1602 obs. rare
– cunning, astute, subtle, crafty, shrewd ASTUCIOUS 1823
– cunning, clever ANCIENT 1880 Eng. dial.
– cunning, clever SMEIGH c1200 obs.
– cunning, clever; dexterous, skilled, expert TIGHT 1669 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– cunning, clever, ingenious, crafty ENGINOUS c1325 obs.
– cunning, clever, sharp, capable HAIRY Bk1905 N. Ireland
– cunning, clever; shrewd, astute; nimble, active YAP;  YAUP a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– cunning, crafty CALLID 1656 obs. rare
– cunning, crafty, artful, sly SUBTILE c1385
– cunning, crafty, deceitful, knavish, artful SLIVERLY 1674 Eng. dial. rare
 cunning, crafty; full of craft or artifice; artful, dexterous SLEIGHTFUL 1380 obs. rare
​​- cunning, crafty, given to scheming or plotting QUAINT a1225 obs.
– cunning, crafty, guileful GINNOUS c1425 obs. rare
– cunning, crafty, sly, wily YEPE c1000 obs.
– cunning, crafty, subtle, wily, sly, deceitful; gotten by long use, experienced VETERATORIAN 1656 obs.
– cunning, crafty; treacherously or wickedly cunning; insidiously sly, wily SUBTLE 1357 obs.
– cunning, crafty, wily VERSUTIOUS 1660 obs.
– cunning, crafty, wily, artful, sly VULPINARY 1721 obs.
– cunning, deceitful, crafty, sly, artful, wily CAUTELOUS 1380s obs. or arch.
– cunning, deceitful, false; characteristic of or resembling Ulysses in craft or deceit, or in extensive wanderings ULYSSEAN 1639
cunning, deceitful; given to ruses RUSÉ 1689
– cunning, deep FARRAND Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, devilish VILE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cunning, devious IKEYMO L19 sl.
– cunning, foxy FOSKY Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– cunning, foxy, crafty TODLY 1571 obs. rare
– cunning, knowing OLDISH;  OULDISH 1837 Eng. dial.
– cunning, knowing, artful, shrewd, aware, crafty DOWNY 1803 sl., chiefly Brit.
– cunning, knowing, clever VARMENT;  VARMINT 1829 sl., now Eng. dial.
– cunning, knowing, intelligent; precocious OLD-FASHIONED 1844 Eng. dial.
– cunningly contrived MACHINOUS 1633 obs. rare
– cunning, mean, stealthy, underhand, devious, untrustworthy BACK-DOOR Bk1898 N. Ireland
– cunning or wise by experience, crafty, witty CALLENT 1656 obs.
– cunning, perspicacious, shrewd FOXY M19
– cunning, prudent, sagacious, skilled WARE c888 obs. exc. arch.
– cunning, prudent, sagacious, skilled WARE AND WISE c888 obs. exc. arch.
– cunning, resourceful NAUKY;  NAWKY L18 sl.
– cunning, resourceful KNACKETY L18 sl.
– cunning, resourceful KNACKY L18 sl.
– cunning, resourceful KNAWKY L18 sl.
 cunning, sagacious, prudent, knowing, clever, witty, ingenious AULD-FARRANT 1721 Sc.
– cunning, scheming, crafty POLITIC 1543 derogatory
– cunning, sharp, wary; ready; smart, quick YARRY;  YARY 1842 Eng. dial.
– cunning, shrewd, crafty, cautious, wary CAGEY 1920s
– cunning, shrewd, knowing, artful, sly; insinuating PAUKY;  PAWKY 1726 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– cunning, sly DAINY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, sly DATCHIE 19C Sc.
– cunning, sly, artful, smart IKEY 1887 sl., derogatory & offensive
– cunning, sly, crafty, clever OLD 1722
– cunning, sly, crafty, shifty VAFROUS a1548 obs.
– cunning, sly, tricky, not to be trusted; mischievous, vicious GAFTY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– cunning, smart COCUM;  COKUM;  KOCUM;  KOKUM 1839 sl. rare
– cunning, stingy NARROW-NEBBED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cunning, tricky, hard to beat TACKY 1950s W. Indies sl.
– cunning, villainous GAME E19 sl.
– cunning, wary, cautious, crafty, reticent, non-committal CAGY 1893 US colloq.
– cunning, wide-awake UP TO ALL LURKS M19 Aust. & NZ sl.
– cunning, wild, uncontrollable, mischievous RANK 1892 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– cunning, wily, resourceful, tricky QUIRKIE;  QUIRKY 1806 Sc.
– cunning, wily, resourceful, tricky QUIRKSOME 1896 Sc. rare
– profoundly cunning, artful, or sly DEEP 1513
– somewhat cunning, crafty, sly, artful, deceitful SUBDOLOUS 1588 rare
– talking cunningly or craftily VERSUTILOQUENT 1727
– very cunning indeed CUNNING AS A MAORI DOG c1925 NZ sl.
– very cunning indeed CUNNING AS A SHIT-HOUSE RAT 1957 Aust. sl.
– very cunning, with a considerable admixture of mischievousness to go with it CUNNING AS A (WHOLE) WAGON-LOAD OF MONKEYS 20C colloq.
 cunningly, cleverly, dexterously, skilfully; ingeniously, artfully SUBTLY c1350 arch.
 cunningly, craftily SUBTILELY c1385 now rare or obs.
 cunningly, craftily SUBTILLY c1385 now rare or obs.
 cunningly, craftily; shrewdly, sagaciously YEPLY a900 obs.
– cunningly, ingeniously DOWNILY 1845 sl., obs.
– a cunning or clever device, artifice, stratagem SUBTILTY c1386 obs.
 a cunning or crafty device, artifice, a wily stratagem or trick, something craftily invented SUBTLETY 1375 obs.
– a cunning or crafty scheme; an artifice, a dodge SUBTILITY 1390 obs.
– a cunning stratagem FAR-FETCH a1562 obs.
– a cunning trick, a clever device, or method, esp. a new one WRINKLE 1738 colloq.
– an instance of cunning, cleverness, or craft QUAINTISE 1297 obs.
– a personification of cunning or duplicity FAVEL 1362 obs.
– cunning OLDNESS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– cunning, as of a fox; wile, guile; double-dealing HAVELON c1330 obs. rare
– cunning; a stratagem, a dodge, a trick; QUEEF 1923 Sc.
– cunning; craftiness CALLIDITY 1524 rare
– cunning, craftiness SUBTILITY 1375 obs.
– cunning, craftiness; a being alert, aware, or savvy DOWNINESS 1865 sl. rare, orig. & chiefly Brit.
– cunning; craftiness, deceit, guile, a meddling in all matters PANURGY 1656 obs. rare
– cunning, craftiness, guile SUBTILTY c1374 obs.
– cunning, craftiness, slyness SUBTILENESS 1474 obs.
– cunning, deceitful action; immoral or degrading conduct BACK-GATE 1825 Sc.
– cunning; deceitfulness DEAD-KNOWLEDGE Bk1900 Ireland
– cunning; forethought FAR-CASTING c1400 obs.
– cunning; fraud, wiles ABET c1315 obs.
– cunning; good sense; cleverness, shrewdness COCUM;  COKUM;  KOCUM;  KOKUM 1848 sl. rare
– cunning or deceitful conveyance MANTICULATION 1623 obs. rare
– cunning or deception; also, a deceptive remark LARRY 1859 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– cunning; shrewdness, forethought; a casting one’s thoughts to a distance FAR-CAST c1400 obs.
– cunning; shrewdness, slyness PAWKINESS 1839 Sc.
– deep cunning or subtlety DEEPNESS 1526 obs.
– guileful cunning, subtlety VAIDIE c1325 obs.
– hidden or secret cunning UNDERCRAFT c1400 obs.
– a cunning, deceitful, or fickle woman GIPSY 1632
– a cunning, experienced man OLD SOLDIER E18 sl.
 a cunning girl TRICKY VICKI Bk1942 US sl.
– a cunning, knowing, wide-awake person up to any trick LURKIE 1940s Aust. sl.
– a cunning man FLY MAN 1816 sl.
– a cunning, mean woman; a shrewish man CAT 1915 Amer. dial.
– a cunning, mean woman; a shrewish man OLD CAT 1915 Amer. dial.
– a cunning, mischievous, or sly person CATBIRD 1931 Amer. dial.
 a cunning or crafty fellow; a sly rogue WILY-PIE c1450 obs.
– a cunning or crafty person; a person who is aware, alert, or savvy DOWNY 1821 sl. obs., chiefly Brit.
– a cunning or deceitful girl SLYPUSS 1942
– a cunning or deceitful man DEAD-KNOWLEDGE MAN 1900s Aust. sl.
 a cunning or deceitful person TWICER 1924 sl.
 a cunning or intelligent person WISE-HEAD Bk1919 Aust. services’ sl.
– a cunning or sharp fellow FILE 1837 sl.
– a cunning or sharp person OLD FILE 1837 sl.
– a cunning or shrewd person HARAMI 2003 India
– a cunning or shrewd person SHREWDIE;  SHREWDY 1935 NZ sl.
– a cunning or sly person SLY-CAP 1681 obs.
– a cunning or sly woman RUSÉE 1889 rare
– a cunning or sophisticated fellow, esp. a pimp or confidence swindler LONGSHOE 1955 US criminals’ sl.
– a cunning or wily person; a cheat; a card sharper GREEK E16 arch.
– a cunning, over-sharp person FAGEY Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a cunning person SACCULARIAN 1652 obs.
– a cunning person SLY-BAG 1953 Aust. sl.
– a cunning person; an untrustworthy person; a contemptible person; an informer SHNIDE;  SNIDE 1950 UK sl.
– a cunning person; a wise or knowing person OLDEN;  OLDUN 1897 Eng. dial.
– a cunning rogue, a rascal TASTRILL Bk1892 Eng. dial.
 a cunning schemer or miser; a hoarder of wealth VOLPONE 1710 obs.
– a cunning, sharp fellow KNOWING BLADE Bk1890 sl.
– a cunning, shrewd, or sly person SHREWD-HEAD 1916 Aust. & NZ sl.
– a cunning, shrewd person or animal; a difficult person to  deal with TICKLER 1887 Sc.
– a cunning, sly, or crafty fellow JACK Bk1797
– a cunning, sly, or crafty person SLY-BOOTS a1700 colloq.
– a cunning, sly, or malicious person KEEK 1832 Sc.
– a cunning woman; a sharper DABBER MOLL M19 UK criminals’ sl.

he’s a fool, but he’s also rather cunning HE HAS AS MUCH WIT AS THREE FOLKS, TWO FOOLS AND A MADMAN 17C
 to act cunningly PLAY THE FOX 1647
 to be cunning; to act cunningly HAVELON a1300 obs.
 to practice cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct MACHIAVELIZE 1611 obs.
 to practice cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct MACHIAVELLIANIZE 1656 obs.
 to successfully perform something through cunning and stealth or with the aid of an outright lie WORK THE ORACLE 20C Brit. sl.
 to use one’s cunning to advantage MACK 1991 Amer. sl.