Reverse Dictionary: DEAR – DEB

– dear, expensive, costly DIGGING 1837 Amer. dial. obs.
– dear, expensive, costly SALTY 1974 Amer. dial.
– dear, high in price, expensive, costly; excessive in amount SALT 1710 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– excessively dear, expensive DEAR AS SAFFRON 1881 Eng. dial.
DEAR etc. (cost) – NOUNS
– dearness, costliness, high price DEARTH 1632 obs.
DEAR etc. (cost) – VERBS
– DEAR  to make dear or expensive; to raise the price of …1424 Sc. obs. rare
– DEARTH to make dear in price; to raise the price of anything; to cause or produce a scarcity of or in anything …c1440 obs. exc. Sc.
– DEARLY dear, beloved …a1300 obs.
– DEARWORTH of persons: dearly esteemed, worthy of being loved, dear, beloved …a1225
– DEARWORTHY of persons: dearly esteemed, dear, beloved …a1300 obs.
– DERWORTH of persons: dearly esteemed, dear, beloved …a1225 obs.
– DERWORTHY of persons: dearly esteemed, dear, beloved …a1300 obs.
– SUGARED of persons: beloved, dear; precious …c1475 obs.
– TIT dear, beloved; fond …c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WHITE of a person: precious; dear, beloved, favourite …c1460 rare
– DAUTIE, DAWTIE darling, pet, dear; a term of affection …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– EYEBALL(S) someone precious or dear; one’s favourite person …1952 Amer. dial.
– ANTETHUMOUS before death …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ANTHETHUMOUS before death …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DEAD-DOING ‘doing to death’; causing death; killing, murderous; destructive, fatal, mortal … 1590 obs.
– DEADLY 1. subject to death, mortal …c1000 obs.
2. in danger of death; likely to die …a1300 obs.
– DEATH-DONE killed, done to death …B1900 Eng. dial.  
– DEATHFUL 1. full of death; fraught with death; mortal, fatal, destructive, deadly …a1240
2. * subject to death, mortal …1616 arch.
– DEATHLY subject to death, mortal …971 obs.
– DEATH-WORTHY worthy or deserving of death …a1300
– FAIR of death: easy, ‘natural’; without violence …c1680 obs.
– FAR THROUGH WITH IT near death …1900 Sc.
– FIN OUT injured, ill; near death …1916 Amer. dial.
– FUNESTAL relating to death or funerals; gloomy, mournful …1538 obs.
– FUNESTOUS causing or portending death or evil; fatal, disastrous; dreadful …1641 obs.
– LETHIFERAL causing death, fatal …1848 rare
– LETHIFEROUS that causes or results in death, deadly …1651
– NECROPHOBIC afraid of death or dead bodies …1856
– OBITAL recording or commemorating a death or deaths …1690 obs.
– OBITUAL recording or commemorating a death or deaths …1706 rare
– ON ONE’S LAST PEGS near death; worn out; decrepit …1966 Amer. dial.
– RAPT taken away by death …1820
– UNGONE at the point of death …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– DEATHFUL having the appearance of death; deathly …1656
– ADEATH in death …c1315 obs.
– DEADLY in a way that causes death; mortally, fatally, to death …c1050 obs.
– DUSTWARD towards the dust; towards death or the grave …a1800
– a being subject to death; mortality DEADLINESS a1225 obs.
– ability to cause death; the condition of being lethal; deadliness LETHALITY 1656 rare
– a death-blow DEATH-DING B1900 Eng. dial.  
– a device that can inflict death, such as a dangerous vehicle or a gun ANGEL-MAKER 1934 Amer. sl.
– a fantasy about death, often stimulated by drugs; a fascination with death DEATH TRIP 1969 US sl.
– a great loss by death, or by the departure of a friend BIG MISS Bk1911 Sc. 
– a lethal injection used to carry out a death sentence BIG JAB Bk2006 US sl.
– a miserable death; a bad end ILL END 1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a natural death FAIR DEATH Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a natural death in one’s bed STRAW-DEATH …arch.
– a near-death condition DROP EDGE OF YONDER 1939 US sl.
– an inmate’s death in prison BACK-GATE DISCHARGE 1920s US prison sl.
– an inmate’s death in prison BACK-GATE EXIT 1920s US prison sl.
– an inmate’s death in prison SOUTH-GATE DISCHARGE 1920s US prison sl.
– an inmate’s death in prison, esp. by suicide BACK-GATE PAROLE 1929 Amer. prison sl.
– an instrument of death or destruction FATE 1700 poetic usage
– a notification of a death and forthcoming funeral WARNING 1807 Amer. dial.
– a notification of a death and forthcoming funeral WARNING PAPER 1950 Amer. dial.
– appearance of death; a being ‘deathy’ DEATHINESS 1801 rare
– a premonition of death, a ‘Banshee’ CHARM 1930 Amer. dial.
– a record or register of deaths; an obituary OBITAL 1691 obs.
– a record or register of deaths; an obituary OBITUAL 1812 rare
– a suffering death; execution, martyrdom SUFFERING 1651 obs.
– death AWAY-GOING Bk1898 Sc.
– death BIG BLINK 1970s sl.
– death BIG CURTAIN 1904 US theatre usage
– death CELESTIAL TRANSFER Bk2006 US medical sl.
– death CURTAINS  1901 sl., orig. US
– death DEAD 1766 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– death DEMISE E18 euphemism
– death EVERLASTING KNOCK L19 US colloq.
– death FADE-OUT 1920s US sl.
– death FALL OF THE LEAF E18 sl.
– death KAYO 1910s sl.
– death KISS-OFF 20C US criminals’ sl.
– death K.O. 1910s sl.
– death KWY L19 sl.
– death LAST CALL 1977 US sl.
– death LAST REWARD E20 US euphemism
– death LAST ROUNDUP 20C US Western usage
– death LETHE 1601 rare
– death LIGHTS OUT E20 US criminals’ sl.
– death LONG LIB Bk1896 sl.
– death OFF-GOING 1727 Sc.
– death OLD BONEY 18C sl.
– death OLD FLOORER M19 sl.
– death SATIN 2000s African-American sl.
– death TAKING 1901 Eng. dial.
– death THE BIG D 1977 US sl.
– death THE BIG JUMP 1942 Amer. sl.
– death THE BIG SLEEP 1938 sl., orig. US
– death THE CHOP 1945 sl., orig. services’ usage
– death THE CHOPPER 1945 sl., orig. services’ usage
– death THE ETERNAL CHECKOUT Bk2006 US sl.
– death THIRTY 1929 US sl.
– death WAYGANG 1823 Sc.
– death; a grave DAISY 20C Amer. sl.
– death, a killing POP-OFF 1950s US sl.
– death; an unfortunate or depressing state of affairs BIG CHILL 1984 US sl.
– death-bringing quality LETHIFEROUSNESS 1727 obs. rare
– death, decease DECEASING 1591 obs.
– death, decease DECEASURE 1580 obs. rare
– death; departure from life DECEASE c1330
– death, destruction; evil-doing, mischief; evil fortune, calamity BALE-SITHE a1000 obs.
– death, destruction, mortality QUALE c900 obs.
– death from being shot with a lead bullet LEAD-POISONING 20C US sl.
– death from pestilence QUALE-SITHE c1205 obs.
– death in battle WOODEN CROSS 1919 services’ sl.
– death in combat ACE OF SPACES Bk1998 sl.
– death, infliction of death BALE a1000
– death in general JONES’S LOCKER M18 nautical usage
– death in general OLD DAVEY 18C nautical usage
– death in prison, esp. by suicide BACK-GATE COMMUTE 1942 Amer. prison sl.
– death; mortal injury or sickness DEEDLE 1853 Sc.  
– death, murder CHICAGO OVERCOAT 1930s US sl.
– death, murder, destruction BANE c1175 obs.
– death or time OLD MAN MOSE 1940s African-American sl.
– death; relinquishment of life DEMISSION 1735 obs.
– Death represented as a skeleton with a scythe BONE-SHANKS Bk1911 Sc.
– death, slaughter WAL c900 poetic usage obs.
– Death; that which lays prostrate STRETCH-LEG c1560 obs.
– death; the end THE CASH-IN 1926 US sl.
– death, the end of life LAST END 1377 obs.
– death; the grave DARBY’S DYKE 19C sl.
– death; the grave LAST ABODE 20C US
– death; the grave LONG HOME c1725 Amer. dial.
– death; the grave UNDER-SIDE 19C euphemism
– death; the grave; a cemetery LAST HOME 20C US euphemism
– death; the necessity of dying DEBT OF NATURE 1812
– death; the necessity of dying DEBT TO NATURE 1635
– death; used as a personification OLD MR. GRIM 1785 sl.
– death, usually slow and painful, as punishment SICILIAN PRICE 1997 US sl.
– Death while In the Saddle, or Death while engaged In Sexual intercourse DIS 1979 US sl.
– fear of death THANATOPHOBIA 1903
– fear of death or dead bodies NECROPHOBIA 1849
– fear of death or dead bodies NECROPHOBY 1849
– pamphlets and broadsheets that purport to detail deathbed confessions, last words from the gallows, etc. TOPS M19 sl.
– punishment by death SANCTION 1997 US organized crime sl.
– that which causes death or destroys life BANE a1000 obs.
– the boundary between life and death THE DIVIDE 1872 Amer. dial.
– the boundary between life and death THE GREAT DIVIDE 1915 Amer. dial.
– the cause of death when a lethal dose of alcohol has been ingested BARREL-FEVER 19C sl.
– the death-rattle RATTLE 1836 Sc.
– the throes or pangs of death DEATH’S SHOWER a1450 obs.
– the throes or pangs of death THE SHOWER OF DEATH 1565 obs.
– CADAVER CADET a necrophile …1987 US sl.
– CAPUN one who has been sentenced to death …1990s US prison sl.
– DEAD MEAT a person who is facing certain death …M19 sl.
– DEATH-HUNTER one who furnishes a newspaper with reports of deaths …1738 sl. obs.
– DEATHLING one subject to death; a mortal …1598 rare
– JACK KETCH anyone chosen to carry out a death sentence …L19 sl.
– RISER a person who rises from death …a1631 obs.
– TABLE-HOPPER a necrophile; one having an obsessive fascination with death and corpses …1987 sl.
– TABLE-TOPPER a necrophile; one having an obsessive fascination with death and corpses …1987 sl.
– AT THE LAST CAST in extremities, near to death or ruin …c1449 obs.
– IT IS ALL DICKY used to indicate defeat, ruin, or death …1788 sl. obs.
– SEEN HIS LAST GUMTREE on the verge of death …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– UPON ONE’S LAST STRETCH in one’s death-agony …1680 obs.
– BE JAMMED to meet with a violent death, by accident, murder, or hanging …1811 sl.
– DIE GAME to meet death resolutely; to maintain one’s spirit and endurance to the last …1752
– ENECATE to kill outright, to destroy, to cause death …1657 obs.
– EXPECT THE EXTREMITY to be prepared for the worst or for death …1684 obs.
– FATE to destine to death …1788 obs.
– GO OVER THE RIM to have a violent death …1941 Amer. dial.
– HAVE ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE to be not far from death …colloq.
– LAUNCH INTO ETERNITY to put to death …1812
– NAB THE CRAMP to receive a death sentence …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– PASS to toll the bell at the death of a person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PUT TO SILENCE to put to death …1502 obs.
– TURN ONE’S FACE TO THE WALL of a person on his deathbed: to be conscious of the approach of the end …1579
– QUACKLE the noise made in choking; the death-rattle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– DUMPSTER FIRE a chaotic or disastrously mishandled situation; an embarrassing spectacle; a debacle, a shambles, a mess …2008
– DEBARMENT the act of debarring or the fact of being debarred …a1655 rare
– DEBARRATION the act of debarring; debarrance …1882 rare
– ADULTERING corrupting, debasing, adulterating …1599 obs.
– ABASTARDIZED degenerate, debased, spurious …1653 obs.
– ABESSED humbled, abased, cast down, debased, dejected …1707 obs.
​- ADULTERED corrupted, debased …1624 obs.
– ASSY mean; malicious; stubborn; impolite; sarcastic; debased …1980s sl.
– BASTARDLY degenerate, debased, corrupt …1587 obs.
– BESTIAL like a beast in obeying and gratifying the animal instincts and sensual desires; debased, depraved, lustful, obscene …1447
– DECLINED brought low, debased, decayed …1591 poetic
– DUNGHILLED of low or inferior rank, birth, or character; debased, degenerate; ignoble, base …1600 obs. rare
– GROVELLED humiliated, debased …a1845
– VAGGY debased, low, of evil propensities …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ADULTERY adulteration; debasement, corruption …1609 obs.
– BASING abasing, debasement …1581 obs.
– DEBASURE debasement …1683 obs. rare
– a debased, dirty, abandoned woman; the victim of alcoholic abuse, within an ace of inevitable death GIN-BOTTLE 1909 sl.
– a man who is debased and filthy in his manners and habits BEAST c1400
– a person who debases, adulterates, or corrupts ADULTERER 1650 obs. rare
– a person who debases or degrades ABASER 1650
– to debase in character; to brutalize BESTIALIZE 1684
– to debase, to corrupt ADULTER 1382 obs.
– to debase, to corrupt, to deteriorate ABASTARD 1610 obs.
– to debase, to corrupt, to deteriorate ABASTARDIZE 1580 obs.
– to debase, to defile, to disfigure, to pollute, to contaminate DETURPATE 1623 obs.
– to debase, to degrade, to lower, to bring down, to depress, to bring low DECLINE a1400-50 obs.
– to debase, to humble, to depose, to degrade BASE 1538 obs.
– to debase, to insult, to humiliate, to lower HEAN;  HENE c950 obs.
– to debase, to lower, to degrade, to abase ABJECTATE 1731 obs.
– to debase, to make degenerate, to deteriorate BASTARDIZE 1587
– debatable, disputed BATABLE 1453 obs.
– debated or discussed VENTILATE 1432-50 obs. rare
– of the nature of debate or discussion DEBATIVE 1606 obs. rare
– a confused debate or discussion DIBBERDERRY 1768 Sc. obs.
– a debate, a dispute TERSE Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– a debate, an argument, a controversy; a wordy skirmish or encounter VELITATION 1607 rare
– a debate, a public dispute, a discussion; often applied in the 17th & 18 centuries to a duel TILT 1567
– a debate, contention; the act of reproaching; a scolding RAGGIN 1825 Sc.
– a long period of debates, discussions, or speeches TALKATHON 20C jocular usage
– debate, conference, debate, discussion; a speaking together upon a matter, esp. before taking action EMPARLEMENT;  IMPARLEMENT 1450-80 obs. rare
– debate, conference, debate, discussion; a speaking together upon a matter, esp. before taking action IMPARLANCE 1579-80 obs.
– debate, conference, debate, discussion; a speaking together upon a matter, esp. before taking action IMPARLEE 1565 obs. rare
– debate, controversy, discussion, deliberation, disputation, argument DEBATEMENT 1536 obs.
– a debater, a skilful disputant; an argumentative person TONGUE-FENCER 1675
– a female debater, disputant, or advocate MOTILD c1225 obs.
– a person engaged in a debate, disputation, or argument VENTILATOR Bk1891
– to debate a topic; to ponder without coming to a decision SPLISH AND SPLASH 1970s African-American sl.
– to debate or deliberate earnestly; to devise plans laboriously; to ‘cudgel one’s brains HAMMER 1591 obs.
– to debate, to discuss HAMMER 1594 obs.
– to debate, to discuss aloud DECLAIM 1410-25 obs. rare
– to debate, to discuss, to make the subject of controversy; to enter into controversy, to dispute with CONTROVERSE 1602 obs.
– to debate, to discuss; to reason about, to argue BEAT 1470 obs.
– to debate, to hold open discussion FORUMINATE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– to debate, to hold open discussion GO TO THE MAT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CRAPULOUS characterized by excess in drinking or eating; intemperate, debauched; drunk; given to gluttony …1536
– DEBAUCH debauched …1616 obs.
– DEBAUSH debauched …1616 obs.
– DEBOISE debauched …1632 obs.
– DEBOIST debauched, dissolute …1604 obs.
– DEBOSHED debauched; worthless …1599 obs. exc. Sc.
– OORIE having a debauched or dissipated look ..a1838 Sc.
– RAKE-HELL profligate, dissolute, debauched …1556
– RAKEHELLISH profligate, dissolute, debauched …1824
– RAKEHELLY profligate, dissolute, debauched …1579
– RAKELY profligate, dissolute, debauched …1694 obs. rare
– RAKING profligate, dissolute, debauched, dissipated …a1704
– RAKISH profligate, dissolute, debauched …1706
– DEBOISTLY debauchedly; corruptly …1604 obs.
– AUNTY a debauch; a name for the ‘bottle’ …1853 Sc.
– BUM a debauch or spree ..1890 US colloq.
– DEBOSH excessive indulgence, a debauch; extravagance, waste …1828 Sc.  
– GUZZLE a bout of excessive eating and drinking; a debauch …1836
– HIGH-LONESOME a debauch; a spree …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– DEBOISTNESS the state of being debauched …1628 obs.
– RAKEISM debauchery, dissoluteness, profligacy …1775 rare
– RAKERY rakish conduct; debauchery, dissoluteness, profligacy; social excitement …1728 rare
– RAKING playing the rake; dissolute living, dissoluteness, debauchery, profligacy …1700
– RAKISHNESS debauchery, dissoluteness, profligacy …1832
– RAMAGENESS wantonness, debauchery, dissoluteness …c1440 obs.
– a debauched, jaded, and hideous old woman FAIRY 19C Brit. sl.
– a debauched, lewd fellow; a man of loose character; a base, rascally fellow; RAKESHAME 1599 rare
– a debauched man; a whoremonger; a man addicted to prostitutes; a pimp MUTTON-MONGER 1532 sl., now rare or obs.
– a debauched old woman, esp. a hideous old prostitute ARTICHOKE 19C sl.
– a debauched or dissolute person RANDAN a1809 rare
– a debauched or dissolute person RANGER 1599 obs.
– a debauched or lewd person, whether male or female; a promiscuous woman GAMESTER 1602 UK obs.
– a debauched or ugly woman, esp. an old, worn-out prostitute HARD LEG 1967 African-American sl.
– a debauched person DEBAUCH 1681 obs.
– a debauched person; a lewd or lecherous person; a scoundrel PALLIARD 1567 arch.
– a debauched person; someone that is especially formidable, aggressive, outrageous HELL-BENDER 1812 Amer. sl.
– a debauched, ugly, or unpleasant woman; an unappealing woman HATCHET 1889 sl.
– a debauched, wicked fellow SAD DOG 1706 sl.
– a debauchee DEBOIST 1657 obs.
– a debauchee, a dissipated man CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE L19 sl.
– a debauchee, a lewd fellow, a lecher PALLART 1484 obs.
– a debauchee, a lewd fellow, a lecher PALLYARD 1484 obs.
– a debauchee; a person who indulges in anything to excess DEBOSH 1866 Sc.  
– a debauchee; a rakish, dissipated, or extravagant person WILD OATS a1564 obs.
– a debauchee, a ribald, a scoundrel a fornicator, a whoremonger, an adulterer HOLOUR c1230 obs.
– a vile debauchee or rake; a thorough scoundrel or rascal RACK-HELL 1554 now arch.
– a vile debauchee or rake; a thorough scoundrel or rascal RAKE-HELL 1554 now arch.
– a vile debauchee or rake; a thorough scoundrel or rascal RAKEHELLY a1762
– a vile debauchee or rake; a thorough scoundrel or rascal RAKEL 1622 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to debauch BEBAUCH 1607 obs.
– to debauch a woman; to defile; to ravish CONSTUPRATE M16
– to debauch; to defile by adultery ADULTERATE 1613 obs.
– to debauch, to ravish; to violate a woman; to violate chastity STUPRATE a1548 obs.
– to live a life of debauchery; to be wild; to seek illicit sexual adventure WILD-HOG 1939 Amer. dial.
– to live in a debauched, degenerate manner SCOLLOGUE M19 sl.
– debilitated or injured in any manner IN BAD SHAPE  20C
– debilitating DEBILITANT 1882
– suffering from debility, weak, feeble DEBILE 1536 obs.
– debility, weakness DEBILITUDE 1669 obs. rare
– to debilitate, to weaken, to enfeeble DEBILITE 1483 obs.
– to debilitate, to weaken, to enfeeble; to make imbecile, weak, or impotent; to impair IMBECILE 1593-40 obs.
– debonair DEBONARIOUS c1485 obs. rare
– debonair, courteous DEBONARY 1402 obs.
– debris, ruins, ruined remains; dilapidations; rarely in singular DECAYS 1582 obs.
– free from debt OFF THE NUT 1930s US sl.
– in debt DOWN THE RIVER 1920s sl.
– in debt DOWN THE SWANNY 1920s sl.
– in debt FAR BACK 1881 Sc.
– in debt IN THE BAG 1928 Amer. sl.
– in debt ON THE HOOK 1957 Amer. sl.
– in debt; in financial difficulty IN HOCK 1926 sl.
– in debt; in financial difficulty IN QUEER STREET 1886 sl.
– in debt; in financial difficulty IN THE RED 1926 sl.
– in debt; in financial difficulty UP KING STREET 1864 Aust. sl.
– in debt, owing money SHY 1950 US sl.
– out of debt BEFORE THE WIND World War II Amer. sl.
– out of debt STRAIGHT WITH THE WORLD Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– serving to satisfy a debt or obligation SATISFACTORY 1604 rare
– a debt for wages paid in advance which must be worked off DEAD HORSE 1832 Amer. dial.
– a debt of any kind DEAD HORSE 1854 Amer. dial.
– a debt; something that is owed DEBIT c1450 obs.
– an unsettled debt that the debtor refuses to pay, esp. at a public house MAD DOG L19 Aust. sl.
– a statement or item of debt DEBITORY 1575 obs. rare
– debt, obligation MAINTO;  MENTO Bk1905 Sc.
– departure without warning and without settling one’s debts GYPSY’S LEAVE 20C sl.
– failure to pay a debt ICE 2000s sl.
– a bad debtor, through either his inability or his unwillingness to pay HARD-PAY MAN 1952 W. Indies sl.
– a debt collector; an agent employed by a creditor to collect a debt DUN 1628
– a debt collector; an agent employed by a creditor to collect a debt DUNNER c1654
– a debtor DEBITOR 1484 obs.
– a debtor, one who goes out only once a week ONCE-A-WEEK MAN E19 sl.
– a debtor; one who has to pay, i.e. owes, something YIELDER 1340 obs.
– a debtor who took sanctuary from his creditors in the precincts of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, a privilege abolished in 1880 ABBEY LAIRD 1700 Sc. obs.
– a debtor who took sanctuary from his creditors in the precincts of Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, a privilege abolished in 1880 LAIRD IN THE ABBEY 1733 Sc. obs.
– a defaulting debtor FLY-BY-NIGHT 1823 colloq.
– a defaulting debtor HARD BARGAIN c1860 sl. obs.
– a defaulting debtor HARD CASE c1865 sl.
– a female debtor DEBITRICE 1588 obs. rare
– a person hopelessly in debt; one who has lost all his means, and is without resources BANKRUPT 1586
– a person not able to meet debts or pay his way; one who is dead broke LAME DUCK 1875 US sl.
– a person who decamps without paying his debts SCAMP Bk1894
– a person who defaults on their debts MACEMAN M19 sl.
– a person who defrauds his or her creditors, or avoids paying his or her debts; one who has brought himself into debt by reckless expenditure or riotous living; a fugitive from his creditors; a broken man in sanctuary or outlawry BANKRUPT 1533 obs.
– a person who departs secretly or by night to avoid paying debts FLY-BY-NIGHTER 19C sl.
– a person who does not pay his debts; a reprobate SKATE 1896 Amer. dial.
– a person who fails to pay his due debts GYP 1930s sl.
– a person who fails to pay their debts, spec. hotel bills BEAT 1879 US sl.
– a person who gets into debt and runs off GILLIE WET SOLE 1897 Sc. obs.
– a person who gets into debt and runs off GILLIE-WET-FOOT 1808 Sc. obs.
– a person who has failed to pay a debt and is not seen as likely to do so WILD DUCK 1989 Aust. sl.
– a person who is slow to pay his debts; an ill debtor (g pronounced hard) GIELANGER;  GILAINGER;  GILEYNOUR Bk1818 Sc.
– a person who refuses to pay their debts BEATER 1937 US sl.
– a person who will not or cannot pay debts; a cadger or sponger; a penniless scrounger DEADBEAT 1871 Amer. sl.
– a poor insolvent debtor, left bare and naked, who was obliged to swear in court that he was not worth about five shillings and five pence; a bankrupt who gives up all his goods to his creditors; a pauper BAIRMAN Bk1720
– a woman who cannot pay her debts BEAR-MEAL-WIFE 1825 Sc.
– baby boomers in debt BIDDIES Bk2006 Amer. sl.
– incurring one debt to pay another DAMMING AND LADING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to advertise that one will not be responsible for another person’s debts NEWS Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to arrest for debt CAP 1589 obs.
– to be in debt to YAW 1871 Sc.
– to buy on credit; to get into debt TAKE ON 1899 Sc.
– to charge with a debt NAIL 1960s sl.
– to default a debt; to avoid paying SKATE 1930s African-American sl.
– to fail to honour debts WELSH ON Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– to fail to pay one’s debts MACE E19 sl.
– to fail to pay one’s debts; to become insolvent PLAY THE BANKRUPT 1577 obs.
– to force someone to pay their debts RAMP L19 sl.
– to free from debt QUIT 1821 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to get into debt; to beg, to borrow STRIKE Bk1904 sl.
– to incur more debts than one can pay RUN IN THE LASH 1576 obs.
– to pay a bill or debt COME DOWN WITH THE DERBIES L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– to pay back a debt ALLEY UP Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– to pay off a debt LIFT 1784 Amer. dial.
– to pay one’s debts PARKER FROM DINARLY L19 sl.
– to renege on one’s debts GYP;  JIP 1880 Amer. colloq.
– to renege on one’s debts GYPSY 1880 Amer. colloq.
– to run into debt, leave one’s debts unpaid TICK 1648 sl. or colloq.
– to run into debt, to buy on credit RUN ON TICK 1642
– to run off, leaving one’s debts unpaid TAKE THE SABINE SLIDE M19 US sl.
– to run up debts WALK INTO SOMEONE’S AFFECTIONS M19 sl.
– to work to pay off a debt BURY THE DEAD HORSE 19C Aust., NZ, & US sl.
– to work to pay off a debt RIDE THE DEAD HORSE 19C Aust., NZ, & US sl.
– BUD a girl who is just ‘coming out’; a debutante …1889 US
– BUD OF PROMISE a girl who is just ‘coming out’; a debutante …1881 US
– DEB a debutante …1917 sl., orig. US
– DEBBIE, DEBBY a debutante …1917 sl., orig. US
– DIZZY DEB a giddy debutante …Bk1942 Amer. college sl.
– SUB-DEB a girl who will soon come out as a debutante; hence, broadly, a girl in her mid-teens …1917 sl., chiefly US