DERANGE – verbs
– LOCO craze, to derange, to frenzy …1884 Amer. dial.
DERANGED – adjectives
– AGEE; AJEE of mental states: agitated, disturbed, slightly deranged …1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ASIATIC deranged …1955 US sl.
– BEWIDDIED bewildered; deranged …1822 Sc.
– CERTIFIABLE so deranged as to be officially certified insane …1939 colloq.
– DAFTISH somewhat silly, foolish, or stupid; somewhat slow of intellect, in some degree deranged …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FERRICKED quite crazy, deranged …1939 Amer. dial.
– HAYWIRE mentally deranged, crazy …1926 Amer. sl.
– HAYWIRED mentally deranged, crazy …1920 Amer. sl.
– JIGGERED irrational, unstable, crazed, deranged, not sound-minded having a ‘screw loose’ …1895 Amer. dial.
– JIGGERY irrational, unstable, crazed, deranged, not sound-minded having a ‘screw loose’ …1895 Amer. dial.
– LOCO crazy, insane, mentally deranged, out of one’s mind; obsessed …1887 Amer. dial.
– LOCOED crazy, mad, deranged …1884 Amer. dial.
– MAD AS A BEETLE completely deranged or utterly furious …M19 sl.
– MAD AS A CHINAMAN completely deranged or utterly furious …M19 sl.
– MAD AS A CUT SNAKE completely deranged; utterly furious …1910s Aust. & US sl.
– MAD AS A DINGBAT completely deranged or utterly furious or mad, very angry …M19 sl.
– MAD AS A GOANNA completely deranged or utterly furious …M19 sl.
– MAD AS A HORNET completely deranged or utterly furious …M19 sl.
– MAD AS A TUCKER completely deranged or utterly furious …M19 sl.
– MAD AS SNAKES completely deranged; utterly furious …1910s Aust. & US sl.
– MISTEMPERED disordered, deranged …1526 obs.
– MOONSTRICKEN deranged or mad
– MOONSTRUCK deranged or mad
– NAILED deranged …1836 US sl.
– NO MILK IN THE COCO-NUT silly; mentally deranged …c1850 Brit. sl
– NOT THE FULL QUID lacking in intelligence; mentally deranged …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– NOT THE FULL TWO-BOB lacking in intelligence; mentally deranged …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– OFF deranged in mind, insane …1866 sl.
– OFF AT THE KNOT deranged in mind, insane …1790 Sc.
– OFF AT THE NAIL deranged in mind, insane …1897 Sc.
– OFF AT THE SIDE deranged in mind, insane …1790 Eng. dial.
– OFF OF THE SIDE deranged in mind, insane …1895 Eng. dial.
– PECULIAR mentally deranged …20C colloq.
– RATTY mad, mentally deranged; eccentric; silly …1895 Aust. colloq.
– SKIVIE harebrained; mentally deranged …1808 Sc.
– STIR-CRAZY mentally deranged, as if from long imprisonment …1908 sl., chiefly US
– STIR-NUTS mentally deranged, as if from long imprisonment …1908 sl., chiefly US
– STIR-SIMPLE mentally deranged, as if from long imprisonment …1908 sl., chiefly US
– TROPPO mentally unhinged as if from exposure to a tropical climate …1941 Aust. sl.
– WILD AS A CUT FOX completely deranged; utterly furious …1910s Aust. & US sl.
deranged – nouns
– BUG a deranged thought, an insane idea, an eccentric notion …1915 Amer. dial.
– MAD-LEED deranged talk …1804 Sc.
deranged – person
– DAFTIE an imbecile; one who is slightly deranged mentally; a madman …1868 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– JIGGER-HEAD one who is irrational, unstable, crazed, or deranged …1895 Amer. dial.
– MENTAL an insane, deranged person; a mental patient …1910s sl.
– NUTTER a violent deranged person; a mad or insane person …1958 Brit. sl.
– TOM O’ BEDLAM a madman; a deranged person discharged from Bedlam and licensed to beg …1561 obs.
deranged – verbs
– GET A RAT to be deranged; to be seized by wild notions …1890 sl.
DERELICT – nouns
– DERRY a derelict building …1968 sl.
derelict – person
– SKELL a homeless person or derelict …1982 US sl.
– SKID a street derelict who may be a villain …1980s Amer. police usage
DERIDE – verbs
– ASS to a person ‘ass’; to mock, to deride …1593 obs.
– BETELL to calumniate, to deride, to deceive …a1225 obs.
– BISMER to treat with scorn, to mock, to deride, to insult …c1000 obs.
– CHIACK; CHYACK to express derision or disapproval of; to barrack; to tease …1853 Aust. & NZ sl.
– CHI-HIKE; CHI-IKE to express derision or disapproval of; to tease …1874 sl.
– COCK A SNOOK to make a gesture of derision with the thumb to the nose and the fingers spread …Bk1999
– FORGAB to defame, to publish the misdeeds of; to mock, gibe, deride …c1394 obs.
– GAME AT to make fun of; to mock, to deride …1623 obs.
– GIVE SOMEONE THE RASPBERRY to deride or dismiss; to escape from …1910s sl.
– GIVE THE HORSE LAUGH to mock or deride …1896 US sl.
– HEASCEN to mock, to deride, to taunt …c1000 obs.
– ILLUDE to mock, to make sport of, to deride …1516 obs.
– IRRIDE to laugh at, to deride …1637 obs.
– JAPE to mock, to deride, to scoff; to insult …c1440 obs.
– LAUGH to mock at, to deride …c950 obs.
– POKE BORAK to make fun of someone or something; to deride someone or something …1873 Aust. sl.
– POKE MULLOCK AT to tease, to make fun of, to deride, to ridicule …1901 Aust. sl.
– PULL BACON to put one’s fingers derisively to the nose …M19 sl.
– RASPBERRY to deride, to dismiss …1910s sl.
– RAZZ to hiss or deride someone or make fun of them …1921 sl., orig. US
– RIG to tease, to mock, to vex; to deride; to reprimand, to scold …1883 Amer. dial.
– SKIRP to mock, to deride, to ridicule …c1450 obs. rare
– SUBSANNATE to deride, to scorn, to mock …1656 obs.
– SUBSANNE to deride, to scorn, to mock …a1619 obs.
– TAKE THE PISS OUT OF to make fun of; to mock, to deride, to satirize …1945 sl.
– YANG to say irritating things; to deride; to mock …1842 Eng. dial.
DERIDED – person
– GECK a fool, a simpleton; one who is befooled or derided, a dupe …1515 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GEEK; GEKE a fool, a simpleton; one who is befooled or derided, a dupe …1515 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
DERIDING – adjectives
– IRRISORY having the character of deriding or mocking; addicted to laughing or sneering at others …1824 rare
DERISION, DERISIVE – adjectives
– ARSEHOLING a general term of derision …1930s sl.
– DERISORIOUS characterized by derision, mocking, derisive …1664 obs.
– FUNKY-ASS a general term of derision, with overtones of bad odour …1960s African-American sl.
– JEERY scornfully derisive, taunting, scoffing …1606 obs. rare
derision, derisive – nouns
– DOUBLE SIGHT a ‘sight’ (a gesture of derision made by placing the thumb on the tip of one’s nose and spreading out the fingers like a fan) intensified by joining the tip of the little finger to the thumb of the other hand, which in turn has its fingers extended fanwise …E18 sl.
– GECK a gesture of derision; an expression of scorn or contempt …1500-20 chiefly Sc.
– ILLUSION the act of deriding or mocking; derision, mockery …1382 obs.
– JEER the act of jeering; mockery, scoffing, derision …1660 obs.
– QUEEN ANNE’S FAN a gesture of derision: the thumb on the nose-tip and the fingers spread fan-wise
– SIGHT a gesture of derision, made by placing the thumb on the tip of one’s nose and spreading out the fingers like a fan …E18 sl.
– SUBSANNATION mockery, derision, scorn …1620 obs.
derision, derisive – term of derision
– C.A.B. a term of derision (complete arse bandit) …1990s sl.
– CATWANKER a general term of derision …1990s sl.
– HAIRBALL a term of derision for a person or situation; an unbelievable situation …1980s sl.
– SCAPES-O’-DEATH a term of derision for a sour, disagreeable person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
derision, derisive – person
– GUY a grotesque-looking, ill-dressed, ugly, or ridiculous person, esp. an old man; hence, a person who is an object of ridicule or derision; broadly, a fool …1823 Amer. sl.
– HETHING one who is an object of scorn or derision …a1340 obs.
– HISSER one who hisses, esp. as an expression of disapproval or derision …c1440
– MOCK one who is an object of derision …1489
– MOCKERY a person who deserves contempt or ridicule; an object of derision; a laughingstock …a1500
– MOCK-SPORT an object of derision; a laughingstock …1980 Barbados
– TARGET a person who is the object of general abuse, scorn, derision, or the like …1757
derision, derisive – verbs
– CAIM to mock, to make loud noises in derision …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COCK A SNOOK to treat someone or something contemptuously or derisively …1791 sl.
– SCRAPE to express scorn and derision …Bk1904 Sc.
– SHOOT OUT THE LIP to show scorn by protruding one’s lip; to treat with derision or contempt …1826
– TAKE A SIGHT to place the thumb against the nose and close all the fingers except the little one, which is agitated as a token of derision …M19 sl.
– TAKE DOUBLE SIGHTS to place the thumb against the nose and close all the fingers except the little one, which is agitated as a token of derision …M19 sl.
derision, derisive – interjections
– BULLY FOR YOU! a derisive exclamation …1864 sl.
– CHUCK YOU, FARLEY! used as an expression of derision …1976 US sl.
– DROP DEAD! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1934 sl., orig. US
– GET KNOTTED! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1963 Brit. sl.
– GET STUFFED! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1952 Brit. sl.
– GUP! an exclamation of derision, remonstrance, or surprise …a1529
– IF MY AUNT HAD WHEELS SHE’D BE A TROLLEY CAR! used to express disbelief or derision …1932 Amer. dial.
– IN YOUR EAR! used to express strong rejection or derision …1966 Amer. sl.
– KISS MY ARSE! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement, contempt, or derision …c1554
– KISS MY ASS! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement, contempt, or derision …c1554
– KNICKERS! an exclamation of annoyance, contempt or derision …1971 sl.
– LA-LA! an expression of derision …c1850
– MY AUNT FANNY! used to express disbelief or derision …1945 Amer. sl.
– NERTS! an exclamation of disbelief, contempt or derision; nuts! nonsense! …1922 US sl.
– PIGS! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1906 Aust. sl.
– PIGS TO YOU! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1906 Aust. sl.
– ROT YOU! exclamation of derision, dismissal; to hell with you! …L17
– SHOVE IT! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1941 sl.
– STICK IT IN YOUR EAR! used to express strong rejection or derision …1966 Amer. sl.
– SUCKS! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1913 sl., esp. juvenile usage
– SUCKS TO YOU! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1913 sl., esp. juvenile usage
– TAKE A RUNNING JUMP! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1933 sl.
– TAKE A RUNNING JUMP AT ONESELF! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1933 sl.
– UP YOUR ASS!, UP YOUR ARSE! an expression of contempt, rejection, or derision …1956 US sl.
– UPYER! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1941 sl. chiefly Aust.
– UP YOURS! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1956 sl.
– YA BOO! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1921 sl., esp. juvenile usage
– YAH! an exclamation of disgust, aversion, contempt, derision, or malicious defiance …1812
– YAH BOO! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1921 sl., esp. juvenile usage
– YAH BOO SUCKS! an exclamation of contempt or derision …1913 sl., esp. juvenile usage
– YOUR AUNT MINNIE! used to express disbelief or derision …1953 Amer. sl.
– YOUR AUNT MITTY! used to express disbelief or derision …1928 Amer. sl.
– YOUR MAMA! used derisively or contemptuously …1973 Amer. sl.
derision, derisive – phrases
– I WOULDN’T BE SEEN CROSSING A FORTY-ACRE FIELD WITH HIM a phrase of detestation, contempt, or derision …L19 orig. Cockneys’ usage
DERIVATION – nouns
– DEDUCTION the process of deducing or deriving from some source; derivation …1612 obs.
DERIVATIVE – adjectives
– DEDUCTIVE derivative …1646 obs.
DERIVE – verbs
– DEDUCT to derive; to trace the derivation or descent of …1530 obs.
DEROGATORY – adjectives
– DEROGANT derogatory, disrespectful …c1620 obs.
– DEROGATORIOUS derogatory, disparaging, disrespectful …c1555 obs.
– DETRACTORY tending to detract; defamatory by denial of desert; depreciatory, disparaging, derogatory, calumnious …1585
derogatory – adverbs
– SINISTERLY in a derogatory manner; with malicious depreciation …1491 obs.
derogatory – nouns
– ONE a derogatory name, a word of abuse …L19 sl.
derogatory – verbs
– SCREAM to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1972 Amer. sl.
– SCREAM COLD ON to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1980 Amer. sl.
– SCREAM ON to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1970 Amer. sl.
DEROGATORY TERM – adjectives
– CAMEL-BREATH a derogatory adjective …1960s sl.
– SASSY-ASS a general derogatory term …1960s African-American sl.
derogatory term – nouns
– ABORTION an all-purpose derogatory term for a person, object, or enterprise …L18 sl.
– ARSEHOLE a general derogatory term for a person …1930s colloq., orig. US
– FRIGGER a general derogatory term …1950s sl.
- RAAS a derogatory description of a person; an idiot …1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– RAASCLAT an extreme derogatory term …1940s sl., orig. W. Indies & Jamaica
– RAASHOLE a derogatory description of a person; an idiot …1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– RARSE a derogatory description of a person; an idiot …1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– RASS a derogatory description of a person; an idiot …1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– RASSCLAT an extreme derogatory term …1940s sl., orig. W. Indies & Jamaica
– RASS-CLOTH an extreme derogatory term …1940s sl., orig. W. Indies & Jamaica
– RASSHOLE a derogatory description of a person; an idiot …1950s W. Indies & Black British sl.
– SCROUNGE a derogatory term for a person …1930s US sl.
DESCEND – nouns
– VERSANT tendency to slope or descend; declination …1859
descend – verbs
– DECLINE to come down, to fall, to descend, to sink …a1400-50 obs.
– DEVALL to descend, to fall, to hurry …1725 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RASH to descend heavily; to dash down, as rain .,..1824 Sc.
– SCRIDE to stride; to descend partly by sliding, partly by climbing …1873 Eng. dial.
– VAIL to lower (a weapon, banner, etc.); to cause or allow to descend or sink …c1330 now arch.
– VAIL to fall down; to descend …c1400 obs.
DESCENDANT – person
– NEPHEW a descendant; one of remote or unspecified degree of descent; a successor …1387 obs.
– OFF a descendant; offspring; one of a progeny or family …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
DESCENDING – adjectives
– DECLIVATE descending; declining; inclining downward …1881
– DESCENTIVE descending …1599 obs. rare
descending – prepositions
– ADOWN in a descending direction upon or along …c1374 arch.
– ADOWNWARD in a descending direction upon or along …1205 obs.
DESCENT – nouns
– BAJA a steep descent, road, or trail …1968 Amer. dial.
– BAJADA a steep descent, road, or trail …1866 Amer. dial.
– DECOURSE downward course; descent …1585 obs.
– ETION kindred, lineage; descent, genealogy …1742 Sc. obs.
– PARAGE lineage, descent, rank; esp. noble or high lineage …a1300 obs.
– SCENT descent …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
DESCRIBE – verbs
– DECIPHER to represent verbally or pictorially; to describe, to delineate, to portray, to depict …a1572 obs.
– DECLARE to manifest, to make known; to describe, to state in detail; to recount, to relate …c1340 obs.
– DESCRIVE to describe …1787 Sc.
DESCRIPTION – nouns
– ADUMBRATION representation in outline; sketching; an outline, a sketch, a shadowy figure; a faint or light sketch or description …1552
– DECIPHER description, delineation …a1670 obs.
– DESCRIVING description; the act of describing …1714 Sc.
– IMPORTRAITURE the act of portraying in or upon something; a portrait or description …1836 rare
– PANTOGRAPHY complete description …1828 rare
– RUNDOWN a catalogue of information, facts, etc., or a brief description …1945 sl., orig. US
– SPEC a detailed working description of something …1956 sl.
DESERT (region) – nouns
– ASHTRAY the desert …1991 US Gulf war usage
desert (region) – person
– DESERT-HEAD one who lives or works in the desert …20C US sl.
– DESERT RAT one who lives in the desert; a prospector in the desert …1907 Amer. dial.
DESERT (leave) – verbs
– DO A DUTCH to desert, to escape, to run away …1909 sl.
– GO OVER THE HILL to desert …Amer. World War I sl.
– MOPE to desert or escape …L19 sl.
– RAT to desert one’s own side, esp. in politics …1812
– SKEDADDLE to desert …US Civil War usage
– STICK TO THE HAFT not to desert …1835 Sc.
– WAIVE to abandon, to leave, to desert; to forsake a person, place, thing …c1330 obs.
– WHITE-EYE to be overcome by heat or exhaustion while working; to faint from exhaustion; to quit working, to quit on one; to desert, to abandon …1911 Amer. dial.
DESERTED – adjectives
– BARE defenseless, unprotected, deserted …1297 obs.
– DEAD of a house or place: uninhabited, empty, deserted …L19 sl.
deserted – nouns
– FALLING-OFF PLACE a deserted or uninhabited region …1908 Amer. dial.
DESERTER – person
– BUMMER a deserter …US Civil War usage
– CORNER TURNER a deserter …World War II Amer. sl.
– DESERTRICE a female deserter …1645 obs. rare
– SCAMP a deserter from the field; one who decamps without paying his debts …Bk1894
– SKEDADDLER a deserter …US Civil War usage
DESERTION – nouns
– BACK-DOOR FURLOUGH absence without leave; a desertion …1927 US military sl.
– LEG-BAIL an escape; desertion; the act of fleeing …1759 sl.
– SCRAMSVILLE desertion, running off …1950s sl.
DESERVE – verbs
– HAVE IT COMING to deserve; to merit; usually ‘it’ is unpleasant …L19 sl.
– OF-EARN to earn, to deserve …c1200 obs.
– OFGO to gain, to win, to obtain; to obtain by merit, to deserve, to earn …c1000 obs.
– OFSERVE to deserve, to merit; to obtain by deserving; to earn …a1225 obs.
DESERVING – adjectives
– BENE-MERENT well-deserving …1656 obs. rare
– DESERVABLE deserving …B1900 Eng. dial.
– ILL-DESERVING deserving of ill …1625
deserving – nouns
– EARNING the fact of deserving, merit; that which one deserves …c1020 obs.
– OFGOING deserving, earning …1340 obs.
– OFSERVING deserving, desert, merit …c1240 obs.
DESERVINGS – nouns
– DAPPYS deserts, deservings …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
DESIGN – nouns
– LEVEL aim, purpose, design …a1592 obs.
design – verbs
– MARK to trace out boundaries for; to plot out ground; to set out the ground plan of a building; to plan out, to design …c888 now poetic
– TAILOR-MAKE to design to suit exactly …1898
DESIGNER – person
– FASHIONER one who makes articles of dress; a tailor, a designer …1625 obs. or arch.
DESIRABLE – adjectives
– APPETITIOUS of the nature of, or suited to, appetite; palatable, desirable, appetizing …1653 obs.
– BETTER THAN A POKE IN THE EYE WITH A BURNT STICK not the worst thing that could happen, something minimally desirable …1881 colloq.
– BETTER THAN A POKE IN THE EYE WITH A SHARP STICK not the worst thing that could happen, something minimally desirable …1961 colloq.
– DEAD FLICK very desirable …Irish sl.
– FAIR excellent, admirable; good, desirable; noble, honourable; reputable …c1225 obs.
– FUCKABLE pert. to a sexually desirable woman …19C sl.
– FUCKSOME pert. to a sexually desirable woman …19C Brit. sl.
– ROMPWORTHY of a woman: sexually desirable …c1935 colloq.
– SNAZZY elegant; stylish; smart and fashionable; clever and desirable …1932 Amer. sl.
desirable – nouns
– BABE something excellent or desirable …1910s sl.
– THE BABES something excellent or desirable …1910s sl.
– THE CANDY something excellent, admirable, desirable …1900s US sl.
– HAIRY desirable, sexy …M19 sl.
– JAM something desirable …colloq.
– OPTATIVE something to be desired; a desirable thing …1605 obs.
– WANG-TANG anything, esp. on a sexual level, that is particular desirable …1970s African-American sl.
– YEARNANDLIKE desirable …a1300 obs. rare
desirable – person
– BETTY in snowboarding: a desirable female …Bk1997
– BIG IDEA a desirable person, one who is a love object …1930 US sl.
– BIT OF CRUMPET a sexually attractive woman; a desirable woman, or man …1936 sl.
– BIT OF HOMEWORK a woman considered as sexually desirable, esp. a man’s girlfriend …1945 sl.
– EATING-STUFF a woman who looks delicious and desirable …M20 US sl.
– FINE WOLF a sexy or desirable man …Bk2006 US sl.
– GYLRIG a desirable person …1950s UK back-slang of ‘girl’ or ‘girly’
– MOISTIE a desirable woman …Bk1998 NZ sl.
– OYSTER a person desired or sought for a particular purpose …1877 Amer. sl.
– SCRUFF PUPPY a girl as the object of social and sexual desire …1988 US sl.
– WHITE HEN’S CHICKENS extremely pleasant or desirable persons …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
DESIRE – adjectives
– CONCUPITIVE vehemently desirous; characterized by desire or longing; of the nature of concupiscence …1651 obs. rare
- DESIREFUL filled with desire or longing …1969 Amer. dial.
– EARNFUL causing anxiety or yearning; anxious; full of longing desire; sorrowful, lamentable, melancholy, sad …c1500 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– FULL OF FUCK sexually aroused; full of desire or full of semen …20C sl.
– FULL OF GISM sexually aroused; full of desire or full of semen …20C sl.
– HANKLING desirous of, having a craving or desire for …B1900 Eng. dial.
– OFLIST possessed with a strong desire; affected with longing …c888 obs.
– OFLUST possessed with a strong desire; affected with longing …c888 obs.
– OPTATIVE characterized by desire or choice; expressing desire …1611
desire – adverbs
– AFFECTEDLY with aim or desire; with true intent; intentionally, sincerely, earnestly …1596 obs.
desire – nouns
– AFFECT the way in which one is affected or disposed; mental state, mood, feeling, desire, intention …c1374 obs.
– AFFECT feeling, desire, or appetite, as opposed to reason; passion, lust, evil-desire …1531 obs.
– ANSINE † a looking for, longing, desire, want …a1200
– ARDURE † heat of passion or desire, vehemence, ardent desire; warmth of emotion, zeal, fervour, eagerness, enthusiasm …1386
– BEDROOM EYES eyes or look suggestive of sexual desire …1947 sl.
– CUNT-STAND active physical desire in women …19C sl.
– EAGERS, THE feelings of desire, impatience, or anxiety; excessive eagerness or apprehension …1828 Amer. dial.
– EARNEST † ardour in battle; broadly, intense passion or desire …c1205
– EARNING † longing desire; poignant grief or compassion …1631
– EISNING a strong desire or longing of any kind …1773 Sc.
– EPITHYMY †* desire; lust …1600
– FAINNESS desire, liking …Bk1900 Sc.
– FANTASY † inclination, liking, desire …c1374
– HARK a whisper; a secret wish or desire …1814 Sc.
– HEART † intent, will, purpose, inclination, desire …c825
– HUSTLE effort, exertion, desire …1898 US sl.
– INKLING a desire, an inclination …1978 Amer. dial.
– LANG a longing, desire …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MANGE † a restless desire …1648
– NASTIES sexual desire …1900s African-American sl.
– NINNY-WATCH a disturbance, a state of confusion, excitement or a longing expectation or desire; a vain hope; a quandary …1746 Eng. dial.
– ONDE † strong desire, longing …c1320
– OPTATION the act of wishing; a wish or desire …1577
– OPTION † a wish or desire …1604
– OREXIS a desire or longing …1619
– STOMACH desire, appetite, or inclination
– TALENT † inclination, propension, or disposition for anything; wish, desire, appetite …a1300
– TAPTEE a state of eager desire …Bk1905 Sc.
– TICKLING an ‘itching’ to do something; an uneasy desire, craving, hankering …1553
– VEIN † an inclination or desire, a tendency, towards something specified …1587
– VELLEITY a mere wish, desire, or inclination without accompanying action or effort …1624
– YARK †* an impulse, an eager desire …1577
– YERING † desire, longing; request …a1300
– ZAZZLE sexual desire …20C US sl.
desire – person
– SMARTY-PANTS a boy who has begun to feel mature sexual desire …1940s African-American sl.
– VISA-BODY a human object of desire …1990s W. Indies sl.
desire – verbs
– BID to desire, to wish …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CHUCK to desire someone sexually …20C sl.
– DAG to desire eagerly; to long to do a thing …1873 Eng. dial.
– DESIDERATE † to desire with a sense of want or regret; to feel a desire or longing for; to feel the want of; to desire, to want, to miss …1646
- EARN † to desire strongly, to long …1579
– EASSIN to desire strongly …1661 Sc.
– EFFLAGITATE †* to demand eagerly; to desire eagerly …1641
– EISIN to desire strongly …Bk1900 Sc.
– ENVY to wish for, to desire …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EXOPT †* to wish or desire greatly …1548
– EXOPTATE † to desire earnestly …1692
– FAIN † to be delighted or glad; to rejoice; also, to desire, to wish …c888
– FANCY to desire, to wish for, to want …1598 UK
– FANCY to desire sexually, to find sexually attractive …1635 UK
– FANCY THE MUFF OFF to find a woman extremely desirable …2000 UK sl.
– FANCY THE PANTS OFF to find a woman extremely desirable …2000 UK sl.
– FANCY THE TITS OFF to find a woman extremely desirable …2000 UK sl.
– FEEL TO to want, to desire; to want to, to feel inclined to do something …1837 Amer. dial.
– FEEN FOR to desire something habitually; to be a fiend for something …Bk2006 US sl.
– GALLA to crave, to desire very mush, esp. of food …1960s S. Afr. sl.
– GALP † to gape after, to be eagerly desirous of something …1583
– GAPE to desire eagerly to do something …a1340
– GREEN to desire earnestly, to yearn after …LME Sc.
– HANK to long for, to desire earnestly …1671 Eng. dial.
– HANKLE to greatly desire, to hanker after …B1900 Eng. dial.
– HAVE EYES to desire or want to do something …1961 US sl.
– HAVE THE HOTS FOR SOMEONE to have strong sexual desire for a specific person …20C US sl.
– ITCHY to itch, to desire …1893 Amer. dial.
– KEEP † to care for, to regard, to desire …1297
– LACK to desire, to wish …1872 Eng. dial.
– LANG to long for, to desire …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LIKE to desire sexually …16C
– MAKE FISH EYES AT SOMEONE to look at someone with desire …Bk1995 US sl.
– MANG to be extremely eager or anxious; to long, to be consumed with desire …1866 Sc.
– MANTLE † to ‘bubble’ with desire …1657
– MIND to desire, to like, to be inclined …1906 Amer. dial.
– OPTATE * to choose; to wish for, to desire …1611
– PUT ONE’S LONG EYE ON to covet, to desire for oneself …20C W. Indies. sl.
– SIGH † to desire or long for something …1650
– TALENT † to fill with desire …1486
– THROW LONG EYE ON to covet, to desire for oneself …20C W. Indies. sl.
– YERE † to desire, to long or yearn for; to express a desire for, to request …c1205
desire – phrases
– WANTED AS MUCH AS A DOG WANTS A SIDE-POCKET applied to one who wants or desires something he doesn’t need …1788 sl.
– WANTED AS MUCH AS A TOAD WANTS A SIDE-POCKET applied to one who wants or desires something he doesn’t need …1785 sl.
DESIRED – adjectives
– AFFECTED † sought after, aimed at, desired …1597
– DESIDERATE † desired, longed for, wanted; desirable …1640
– SAUCY attractive; desired …2004 US sl.
– VOLIBLE † capable of being wished or desired …1675
desired – nouns
– DESIDERATE † a thing that is desired; something for which a desire or longing is felt …1640
– WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED something needed or desired
DESIRING – adjectives
– MANTLING † eagerly desiring …1657
– SITIENT * thirsty; thirsting, coveting, desiring much …1656
desiring – nouns
– VELLEITY the fact of merely willing, wishing, or desiring without any effort or advance towards action or realization …1618
DESIROUS – adjectives
– ANONSKER eager, desirous, set upon a thing …1876 Eng. dial.
– AVIDIOUS * avid, ardently desirous, extremely eager, greedy …1534
– CONCUPISCIBLE worthy to be longed for or lusted after; that may be desired; eagerly desirous; lecherous, libidinous, lustful, sensual …1398
– CONCUPITIVE †* vehemently desirous; characterized by desire or longing; of the nature of concupiscence …1651
– CUPIDINOUS * full of desire or cupidity, covetous, desirous, greedy …1656
– EDACIOUS excessively desirous …1819
– EDGY eager, anxious, desirous, keen …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIN desirous, eager …c1205 arch. or Eng. dial.
– FEEN desirous, eager …1818 Eng. dial.
– HORNY obsessively eager or desirous …1982 Amer. sl.
– LANGSOME longing, desirous, wistful …1827 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LUSTFUL † having a strong or excessive desire for something; eagerly desirous of or to do something …c893
– LUSTY † full of desire, desirous …1493
– LUXURIOUS † outrageous, extravagant, excessive; also, passionately desirous after something …c1374
– MAN-WOOD † ‘man-mad’; madly desirous of a man …1579-80
– MAZED eagerly desirous; ‘mad after’ …1896 Eng. dial.
– MAZY mad; eager for, madly desirous …1873 Eng. dial.
– NAP ready, eager, desirous …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEWIS keeping under, holding in, parsimonious; covetous, greedy; earnestly desirous …Bk1905 Sc.
– NEWOUS earnestly desirous, covetous, greedy, parsimonious …1808 Sc.
– ON THE LANG desirous, longing …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– RANK very eager, anxious, impatient, ardently desirous …1899 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RED-HOT eager, anxious, desirous …1896 Eng. dial.
– TALENTIVE † desirous …a1300
– YAP † quick, apt, eager or ready, esp. to do something, keen; desirous …c1450 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YARE ready, prepared; desirous, eager …c888 arch. & Eng. dial.
– YAUP † quick, apt, eager or ready, esp. to do something, keen, desirous …c1450 obs. exc. Sc.
– YAWP quick, apt, ready; eager, keen; desirous; forward …1685 Sc.
– YEARNFUL † eagerly desirous, anxious, solicitous …c888
– YERN † eager, earnestly or keenly desirous; also, greedy, covetous …c893
DESIST – verbs
– ABSIST †* to withdraw; to desist …1614
– BLIN to cease, to desist, to stop; to cause to stop …Bk1911 Sc.
– CHEESE IT to desist …Bk1999
– CHUCK IT to stop, to desist …Bk1999
– DEVALL to halt, to stop, to desist, to cease …1823 Sc., N. Ireland, & Eng. dial.
– GIVE IT A PULL to desist, to discontinue …20C Aust. sl.
– LET 1. † to desist, to forbear …c1200
2. † to check or withhold oneself; to desist, to refrain …c1374
– NARK to cease, to desist, to stop …1889 sl.
– PACK THE GAME IN to desist, esp. abandon a way of life …20C sl.
– PACK UP to desist; to give up …c1945 cyclist’s usage
– QUAT to cease work; to desist from, to stop …1790 Sc.
– QUIT to cease, to give up, to desist…1827 Sc.
– SALIST to desist, to hold …Bk1904 Sc.
– SIST † to cease, to desist, to stop …a1676
– TAKE A PULL to desist, to discontinue …20C Aust. sl.
– TIE UP to give up, to desist from; to quit a course of action …1760 sl.
desist – interjections
– TAH! used as a command to desist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
DESK – adjectives
– READY TO WALK OFF said of a table or desk cluttered and loaded till it looks like a pack animal …c1950 Amer. dial.
desk – nouns
– DEST a desk …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SCOB a desk; an oaken chest; a dark cupboard or hole …1790 Eng. dial.
– SKOB a desk; an oaken chest; a dark cupboard or hole …1790 Eng. dial.
– TOY a desk with an attached bookcase …1947 UK sl.
desk – person
– CHAIR-POUNDER a desk worker; used derisively …1919 US sl.
DERANGE – verbs