Reverse Dictionary: CUS – CZ

a cushion • BANKER Bk1898 Eng. dial.
a cushion • QUISHIN QUISSHON 1866 Eng. dial.
a cushion for kneeling on in church, while at prayer; a hassock BUTT 1823 Eng. dial. obs.
a cushion or pillow • HACOYTE 1541 obs. rare
a cushion to sit or kneel upon; anything placed on a form to sit upon • BAKER 1859 Eng. dial. sl.
– a little cushion; a pin-cushion CUSHIONET 1542 obs.
hay used as a cushion or mattress • MARSH FEATHER(S) 1959 Amer. dial., logging usage

a cuspidor, a spittoon • GARBOON 1965 Amer. dial.
a cuspidor, a spittoon • GOBOON 1930s Amer. dial.
a cuspidor, a spittoon • GOBBOON 1958 Amer. dial.
a cuspidor, a spittoon • GOBOON CAN 1965 Amer. dial.

a custodian, a guardian; a person who has custody or guardianship of something or someone CUSTODE 1543 rare
– a custodian, a guardian; a person who has custody or guardianship of something or someone CUSTODEE 1739 rare
a custodian of a building, esp. a temple or church WARDEN c1290 obs.
a custodian or janitor • MOP JOCKEY 1958 US sl.
a female custodian or keeper; a woman who keeps a man • KEEPERESS 1748 rare

custody, charge, jurisdiction, power • BAIL a1400 obs.
custody, confinement, imprisonment BAND a1300 obs.
custody, keeping, care, charge • YEMSEL c1200 obs., chiefly Sc.

to be released from custody HIT THE GROUND 1962 Amer. prison sl.
to take into custody, to apprehend • BONE 1819 sl.
to take into custody; to apprehend • UPPER-HAND Bk1905 Eng. dial.
to take into custody; to seize, to catch, to lay hold of a person or thing NAP 1673 sl.

characterized by a bad custom or fashion • ILL-CUSTOMED 1611
that has contracted an ill custom or habit • MALESUETE 1727 obs. rare

a bad custom or habit • UNTUHTLE c1205 obs.
a custom, a habit BATE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a custom; a habit LEAR Bk1902 Sc.
a custom, a habit, esp. used of a bad one AIT Bk1898 Sc.
– a custom, a habit, practice • HANK 1828 Eng. dial.
– a custom, a habit, way USEMENT 1842 Eng. dial. 
a customary course or procedure; regular custom or wont; habit, usual course ORDINARY c1450 obs.
ancient custom or rite; an antiquity HAS-BEEN 1820 Sc.
a prevailing custom or mode • GARB GARBE 1599 obs.
custom, customary rule or usage; habit, practice, ‘ways’ LAW c1175 obs.
– custom, habit EET ETT Bk1900 Sc.
custom, habit; customary or habitual practice or behaviour CUSTOMHEAD a1425 obs. rare
custom, habit; customary use or practice CUSTOMANCE a1393 obs.
custom, habit; customary use or practise • ACCUSTOMANCE c1384 obs.
custom, habit, habituation • ACCUSTOM 1523 obs.
custom, habit, wont, usage HAUNT c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
custom, manner, appearance; disposition, nature • FARRAND 1790 Eng. dial.
custom of the country LAW OF THE LAND c1300
customs and manners of nations, ‘ways’ of men • FASHIONS 1555 obs.
customs, habits; manners; demeanour LAITS  LEATS LEETS 1725 Sc.
custom, usage TIDING c1205 obs. rare
human customs, manners MAN-THEWS a1250 obs.
legal custom, rite, marriage AE c975 obs.
the custom of the time ORDER OF THE DAY 1792
the customs of a country, society, etc., collectively; a body of customs or traditions CUSTOMARY 1796 obs. rare

customary, according to custom, use, or wont CONSUETUDINARY 1590
customary, habitual; accustomed to do something CUSTOMER a1393 obs.
customary, habitual; of the nature of a habit; fixed by habit; existing as a settled practice HABITUARY 1627 obs. rare
customary, habitual, usual CUSTOMAL c1450 obs. rare
customary, habitual, usual CUSTOMED a1382 arch. rare
customary, habitual, usual; usually practising or practised ACCUSTOMABLE 1494 obs.
customary, habituated, usual, accustomed ACCUSTOMATE 1494 obs.
customary, usual ACCUSTOMARY 1541 arch.
customary, usual OLD 1864 Sc. & Eng. dial.
customary, usual; according to custom USITATE 1885
customary, usual; commonly practised or experienced ORDINARY 1605 obs.
– customary, usually; established in accordance with custom CUSTOMABLE 1381 obs.

customarily, habitually, usually CUSTOMABLY 1395 obs.
customarily, habitually, usually CUSTOMLY c1386 obs.
customarily, habitually, usually, ordinarily ACCUSTOMABLY c1450 arch.
customarily, often, frequently HAUNTINGLY c1440 obs.
customarily, usually ACCUSTOMARILY 1662 obs.

customary mode of procedure; a method of action; a customary practice; an established usage ORDER 1461 obs.
customary or habitual mode of behaviour HABITURE 1599 obs. rare
customary use or practice ACCUSTOMANCE c1405 rare
what is customary or usual THE ORDINARY L19

to make a thing customary, habitual, usual, or familiar; to practise habitually ACCUSTOM 1477 obs.

– frequented by customers ACCUSTOMED 1690 obs.
– having fewer customers than previously CUSTOM-SHRUNK adj. a1616 obs. rare
– having little custom ILL-CUSTOMED 1611
– little frequented by customers ILL-ACCUSTOMED 1669
– a customer CALLANT 1502 Sc. obs.
– a customer HILLMAN (HUNTER) 2002 rhyming sl. for ‘punter’
– a customer, a buyer, a purchaser MERCHANT 1831 Sc.
– a customer, a client DADDY 1970s US sl.
– a customer, a punter; an ordinary member of the public BILLY (BUNTER) 1990s UK rhyming sl.
– a customer, as in a pub HACK 1964 NZ sl.
– a customer easily pleased; a customer who buys readily WRAP-UP c1930 Amer. retail salesmen’s sl.
– a customer, esp. a gullible one GILL 1981 US circus & carnival sl.
– a customer hard to please TABBER 1935 drapers’ usage
– a customer in a retail clothing store who carefully examines merchandise before buying it MOOCH c1940 Amer. retail salesmen’s sl.
– a customer or client; often used dismissively PUNTER 1965 sl.
– a customer or potential customer in the used car business MOUSE 1968 US sl.
– a customer that, after giving an infinity of trouble, buys precisely nothing TAB 1935 drapers’ & hosiers’ usage
– a customer who can be relief upon to always buy the latest version of an existing product HEATSEEKER Bk2004 IBM sl.
– a customer who has walked out of a store without buying anything WALK Bk1975 Amer. salesmen’s sl.
– a customer who requires the best, most upscale version of everything they buy ULTRA Bk1994 US sales persons’ sl.
– a customer who walks in off the street WALK-IN Bk1995 Amer. sl.
– a female customer, esp. of discreet or illegal services WILHEMINA 2002 UK sl.
– a naive customer who is easily duped, fooled, or conned WOOD DUCK Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– an unwelcome customer who is to be denied service EIGHTY-SIX 1943 US waiters’ sl.
– a potential customer who say he or she will return but clearly has no intention of doing so BE-BACK 1982 US sl., derogatory
– a prospective customer UP 1942 US sl.
– a regular customer REGULAR a1852
– a single, unaccompanied customer, esp. in a restaurant ACE 1961 Amer. sl.
– a vacillating or uncertain customer QUAVERER 1979 UK sl.
– awkward customers KITTLE CATTLE 20C

– a person who shouts to attract customers SPRUIKER Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– of a customer: to give much trouble TAB 1935 drapery trades usage

a female customer service representative PHONE WENCH 1996 US sl.

a custom house officer LAND-SHARK 19C sl.
a customs house officer who ‘guards against the crime of perjury, by taking a previous oath, never to swear truly on these occasions’ DAMNED SOUL 1780s sl.
a customs officer RABBITS L19 Royal Navy usage
a customs officer SHARK 1785 sl.
a customs officer who awaited the arrival of ships (formerly coming in with the tide), and boarded them to prevent the evasion of the custom-house regulations TIDE-WAITER 1699 now Hist.
a customs officer who watches out for and inspects newly arrived ships in order to ensure that any customs duties due on imported goods are paid CUSTOM HOUSE WAITER 1649 rare
an officer in the employ of the Customs WAITER 1473 obs. exc. hist.
a person who is responsible for the levying and collection of customs duties in a particular port, region, etc.; a person whose job is to collect such duties and prevent illegal or contraband goods from entering or leaving a country; a customs officer CUSTOMER 1389
a term used in the Custom-house for an extra officer employed when there is a glut of work GLUTMAN 1796 obs.
the Surveyor-General of the Customs GENERAL Bk1900 Eng. dial.

– bearing the marks of having been unevenly and clumsily cut HAGGLIE HAGGLY 1825 Eng. dial.
– cut YCUTTE c1430 obs.
– cut into pieces JUNKED 1827 rare
– cut off ABSCINDED a1733
– cut, scored, marked TALLIED c1440
– cut short OBTRUNCATE 1805
– cut, slashed RACED 1576 obs. rare
CUT etc. – NOUNS
– a being cut off; separation and removal ABSCISSION 1633 obs.
 a being cut or scratched RASE 1530 obs.
a cut, a gash • GARSH Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a cut, an abrasion; a hurt or sore BOBO 1969 Amer. dial.
– a cut, an incision; a wound CARF a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 a cut, a rip; a tear in the shape of the letter L in a cloth WINKLE-HAWK 1848 Amer. dial.
– a cut, a rip; a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing EAGLE-HAWK 1967 Amer. dial.
 a cut, a scratch, a slit RASE 1579-80 obs.
 a cut, a scratch, a slit RASURE 1470-85 obs.
 a cut given from a razor as an act of violence MALKY 1973 Sc. sl.
 a cut, incision, gash GARSE a1225 obs.
 a cut, incision, slit LANCE 1669 obs.
 a cut or crack in the hands GAIG  GAG  GEG 1825 Sc.
– a cut or incision RUT 1785 chiefly Sc., rare
 a cut, slit, mark, scratch RACE c1500 obs.
– a cutting, a lancing LANCINATION 1630
– a cutting, hewing, or felling HAG 1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– a cutting of anything; a piece or quantity cut off KERF 1678
– a cutting off OFFCUT 1674 rare
– a cutting off or away ABSCISION 1594
– a cutting off or down SUCCISION a1626 obs. rare
– a cutting off or violent separation ABSCISSION 1612
– a cutting off, separation DECISION 1584 obs.
– a cutting or carving; a cut, a stroke KERF c1000 rare
– a cutting or lancing; an incision LANCEMENT 1658 obs. rare
– a cutting or lopping off or taking away; deduction DEFALCATION 1624 arch.
– a cutting, scratching, or scraping out RACING 1576 obs.
– a cutting tool, as scissors or wire cutters SNIPS 1962 US
 a deep cut or wound GAIG  GAG  GEG 1825 Sc.
 a deep cut such as is made by a knife or other slashing instrument HAGGER 1866 Sc.
 a deep, ragged cut or wound GAGGER 1866 Sc.
 a deep, ragged cut or wound GAIG 1866 Sc.
 a large, jagged cut HAGGERAL 1866 Sc.
 an uneven cut, a hack HAGGLE 1929 Sc.
 a small cut, a nick SNICK 1775
CUT etc. – VERBS
– to attack and cut someone with a razor; to stab MALKY 1985 Sc. sl.
– to cut PERSECATE 1623 obs. rare
 to cut about; to hack, to mangle BEMANGLE 1553-87
– to cut as with a blow; to lop OCHE a1400 obs. rare
– to cut awkwardly, as with a blunt knife NATTLE 1866 Sc.
– to cut awkwardly, to make a jagged cut NIGG 1914 Sc.
– to cut awkwardly; to mess or make a mess of MUMMICK 1899 Amer. dial.
 to cut badly and unevenly JAGGLE Bk1902 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to cut badly or wastefully SCOTTLE 1825 Eng. dial.
 to cut close BENOTTE 1594 obs. rare
 to cut cloth, food, etc., into small pieces JIBBLE 1953 Amer. dial.
 to cut clumsily with uneven jagged edges; to hack, to mangle, to mutilate; to bungle HAGGLE 1599
– to cut deeply • GARSH Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to cut diagonally • CATER-SNOZZLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to cut down or cut off UNDERCUT 1382 obs.
– to cut down, to mutilate, to disfigure, to torture, to torment; to injure MARTYR 1882 Sc.
 to cut down with an axe; to cut clumsily or roughly HAG c1400 N. Eng. dial.
– to cut, esp. to a certain size or shape; to shape, to fashion TAIL c1400 obs.
– to cut; formerly the ordinary word for that action in all its varieties CARVE c1000 obs.
– to cut in a clumsy manner; to mangle in cutting or carving MISGULLY B1900 Sc.
– to cut in pieces TO-BRITTEN c1200 obs.
– to cut into five (equal) parts QUINQUESECT 1697
– to cut into fragments; to shred MAMMOCK 1520 Eng. dial.
– to cut into pieces; to crumble; to tear; to mangle; to carve awkwardly MOMMOCK MUMMOCK 1853 Eng. dial.
– to cut into pieces; to cut up, to slice CULPON a1400 obs.
 to cut into quarters or portions, to divide CANTLE 1607 obs.
– to cut into small pieces, to dice food, ingredients MYCE 1381 obs.
– to cut into very small pieces MINCH MINSH 1660 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cut jaggedly; to make an uneven or ragged cut RAGGLE 1795 Sc.
 to cut meat, etc. in slices; to slice LEACH a1400 obs. exc. arch.
 to cut off ABSCIND 1657 arch.
 to cut off BECARVE a1000 obs.
– to cut off • CROP 1549
 to cut off DECUTE 1623 obs.
 to cut off or away ABSCISE 1612 obs. rare
 to cut off or out EXECT 1641 obs.
 to cut off, to amputate AMPUTE 1623 obs.
 to cut off, to separate DECIDE 1579 obs. rare
– to cut off, to shorten SUCCIDE 1432-50 obs. rare
– to cut or break into very small pieces MINCHICK Bk1905 Sc.
 to cut or carve in a slovenly, awkward way MALAHACK a1825 Eng. dial.
– to cut or chop off SNIG Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to cut or chop rudely or roughly MALLYHACK 1953 Amer. dial.
– to cut or chop rudely or roughly MOLLYHAWK 1901 Amer. dial.
 to cut or chop small HACKER 1807 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to cut or divide into pieces or chunks JUNK 1776 chiefly Amer. dial., rare
 to cut or lop off; to deduct, to subtract, to abate DEFALCATE 1540-1 obs.
 to cut or lop off; to deduct, to subtract, to abate DEFALK 1536 obs.
– to cut or lop the head or top of; to top, to decapitate OBTRUNCATE 1623
– to cut or tear SHARK 1611 obs. rare
– to cut or tear asunder TO-RIT a1300 obs.
 to cut or wound deeply, with the idea of a ragged edge GAIG 1866 Sc.
 to cut or wound deeply with the idea of a ragged edge; to cause to project, swell up GAGGER Bk1900 Sc.
– to cut, pierce, or thrust with a weapon RUT c1540 obs.
 to cut raggedly JAGGER UP 1966 Amer. dial.
 to cut roughly HACKSLAVER B1900 Eng. dial.
– to cut roughly YARB Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 to cut roughly; to hackle; to mangle by cutting HACKLE 1579-80
– to cut slightly, to snip, to nick, to clip SNICK 1728
 to cut something up severely CHAINSAW Bk2006 US sl.
– to cut, to begin to cut; to prune TAME 1873 Eng. dial.
– to cut, to carve QUINSE 1598 obs. rare
– to cut, to chop, to hack YARK 1827 Sc.
– to cut, to chop, to hack YERK 1827 Sc.
– to cut; to clip hair SHINGLE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to cut; to cut by killing SNITHE c725 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cut; to cut to shape TAILYE TAILZIE 1581 Sc. obs.
 to cut, to hit, to shoot, to wound FAKE E19 sl.
– to cut; to kill SNITTLE Bk1775
– to cut to pieces TILL-HEW 1375 obs. rare
– to cut to pieces TO-RACE 1297 obs.
– to cut to pieces TO-RANCE 1297 obs.
– to cut to pieces TO-RASE 1297 obs.
– to cut to pieces TO-SNED c1205 obs.
– to cut to pieces, to cut up; to cut off TO-CARVE TO-KERVE c950 obs.
– to cut to pieces; to hew asunder; to cut greatly TO-CUT 1382 obs.
– to cut to shreds TO-SHRED c1386 obs.
– to cut, to slash RASH a1500 obs.
– to cut, to slash; to scratch or tear with something sharp RACE c1440 obs.
 to cut; to slash; used only in regard to an attack upon a human CHIV CHIVE 1725 criminals’ sl.
– to cut, to slice CULPE c1430 obs. rare
– to cut, to slice SKICE 1600 obs. rare
 to cut, to slice clumsily or unevenly so as to leave a jagged edge; to hack, to mangle HAGGER 1866 Sc.
 to cut, to slit; to make a wound by piercing LAUNCH c1400 obs.
– to cut, to slit, to slash, esp. the skin or clothing RASE c1400 obs.
– to cut, to tear, to scratch RANCH c1430 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to cut, to tear; to scratch RAISE c1475 obs.
– to cut, to whittle, to carve THWITTLE 1790 Eng. dial.
– to cut, to wound • FAKE 1812 sl.
– to cut, to wound, to hurt SAUCIATE 1656 obs. rare
 to cut unevenly; to tear, to rip; to make an angular tear in cloth CAG KAG Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 to cut up into a hodge-podge GALLIMAUFRY 1831 rare
 to cut up, to carve BREAK Bk1911 Sc.
 to cut up, to carve, to slash BETRENCH 1656 obs. rare
– to cut up, to cut to pieces, to slaughter TAIL c1330 obs.
– to cut with a knife, to carve THWITE 1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 to cut with blunt knife and with a sawing motion HASSEL HASSLE 1878 Eng. dial.
 to make ragged or uneven by cutting or tearing JAG 1568
– to sever by cutting UNCUT 1611 obs.

affectedly cute and clever CUTESY 1968 colloq.
affectedly cute and clever CUTESY-POO 1973 colloq.
affectedly cute and clever CUTIE-PIE 1940 sl.
completely cute DEAD ATTRACTIVE 1980 Amer. sl.
– cute, charming; lively, healthy SONSY 1852 Amer. dial.
cute, dainty; small and neat DINKY L18 Sc. & Amer. dial.
cute, sweet, lovable; dear, darling DOTEY 1852
– cute; tiny; dainty; miniature TWEE 1905 US sl.
cute, wonderful, sweet DEEVIE DEEVY 1900s UK society sl.
– said of a cute person of the opposite sex FINE 20C teen & high school sl.

a cute, bright, or cheeky cute person, typically a child BUTTON 1772 colloq.
a cute girl FLUFF-FUFF Bk1942 US sl.
a cute girl; an attractive and usually small, neat woman PACKAGE 1945 sl.
a cute girl; a woman; a cute girl; a gentle woman PIGEON 20C US colloq.
– a cute little boy • COONER 1930 Amer. dial.
a cute person, typically a woman or a baby CUTIE PIE 1920 US sl.
a cute, small, or mischievous person SKITE 1911 Amer. dial.

army issue cutlery FIGHTING IRONS 20C sl., World War II usage
cutlery; flatware ARTILLERY Bk2006 US sl.
the making of cutlery; the business or occupation of a cutler CUTLING 1645 Eng. dial.

a female cutler CUTLERESS 1716
a female cutler CUTLER-WOMAN 1716

a cutthroat THROAT-CUTTER 1735 Sc.
a cutthroat WEAZON-SNICKER 1813 Sc. obs.
a cutthroat, a bully HACKER 1581 obs.
a cutthroat, a highway-robber CUTTER 1569 obs.
– a cut-throat, a murderer JUGULATOR 1882 rare
– a cut-throat; a person who kills another with a sword; a person who habitually fights with a sword • SWORDER 1594
a cutthroat; a swaggering ruffian, a swashbuckler HACKSTER HAXTER 1581 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

– a cutting, a piece cut off; a portion, a strip, a slice, a shred, a bit CULPON c1400 obs.

cuttingly, sourly, sarcastically ACIDLY 1674

– a cutting remark; a wisecrack • CRACK 1725 colloq.

the cuttlefish or squid INK-FISH 1787 Sc.


a cyclone SLYCOON 1883 Amer. dial.
– a cyclone, a tornado TWISTER 1897 US
– a cyclone, a whirlwind, a tornado; a violent storm of wind; a hurricane TYPHON 1555 obs.
a cyclone cellar FRAID HOLE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

– cynical; malicious, spiteful, bad-tempered, ill-natured; snappish, snarling DOGGISH a1425 rare
pert. to a ruling body of cynics CYNICOCRATICAL 1881

cynicism, cynical disposition, character, or quality CYNISM 1833 rare

a cynical or unsentimental person; a mean, tough, or callous person HARD-BOILED EGG 1906 Amer. sl.

belonging to Cyprus CYPRIAN 1636
belonging to Cyprus CYPRIOT 1878

a native or inhabitant of Cyprus CIPRIAN CYPRIAN 1598
a native or inhabitant of Cyprus CIPRIOT CYPRIOT a1597

relating to Czechoslovakia CZECHIAN 1837

Czechoslovakia CHECK Bk1942 Amer. sl.

a Czech or Bohemian CHESKEY CHESKY 1945 Amer. dial., derogatory
a Czech or Bohemian HEEGAN HEGAN 1916 Amer. dial.
a Czechoslovakian BOOTCHKEY 1945 Amer. dial., derogatory
a Czechoslovakian BUTCHSKI BUTCHSKY 1964 Amer. dial., derogatory
a Czechoslovakian CZECHIAN 1625 rare
a Czechoslovakian CZECHOSLOVAK 1916
a Czechoslovakian CZEZSKI 1964 US sl., derogatory
a Czechoslovakian MUSHROOM-PICKER 20C US sl., derogatory

Updated: October 25, 2022