Reverse Dictionary: DISM – DISN


DISMAL, DISMALLY, DISMALNESS  – ADJECTIVES
– dismal, dark, dreary, lonely, solitary DERN 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– dismal, dreary; of a dull character or quality DULSOME 1613 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– dismal, dull and lonely; dreary DOLLY E16 obs.
– dismal, dull and lonely; dreary DOWIE E16 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– dismal, dull, sad, melancholy EERIESOME 1869 Sc.
– dismal for want of light, dark, gloomy GLUMMY 1580 obs.
– dismal, gloomy, cheerless, sad DARK 1597
– dismal, gloomy, melancholy MALAGRUGROUS 1819 Sc. obs.
– dismal, gloomy, melancholy MALEGROBOLOUS 1819 Sc. obs.
– dismal, gloomy, miserable-looking from cold or illness; cold and cheerless, depressing, dejected OORIE;  OURIE;  OWRIE 1785 Sc.
– dismal, gloomy; mournful; sad; melancholy MESTFUL 1577 obs. rare
– dismal, gloomy, sad, sorrowful, mournful, melancholy MESTIVE 1578 obs.
– dismal, gloomy, sorrowful, doleful, depressed, melancholy DOLESOME 1899 Amer. dial.
– dismal in appearance GASH 1589 obs. exc. Sc.
– dismal, inferior, poor GRUNGY 1969 Amer. sl.
– dismal, lugubrious MALAGRUGOROUS 1818 jocular usage
– dismal, melancholy; characterized by gloom, sadness, or cheerlessness DARKSOME 1649
– dismal, mournful-looking LENTEN 1577-87 obs.
– dismal of countenance and lean LENTEN-FACED 1604
– dismal, pitiable, mournful, sorrowful, sad LUGUBRE 1727 obs.
– dismal, pitiable, mournful, sorrowful, sad LUGUBRIOUS 1601
– dismal, pitiable, mournful, sorrowful, sad LUGUBROUS 1632 obs.
– dismal, pitiful, poor, wretched SIMPLE a1300 obs.
– dismal, sad WAN c1400 poetic usage obs.
– dismal, sad, melancholy, depressing OORIE;  ORIE 1788 Sc.
– dismal, sad, melancholy, depressing ORIE 1788 Sc.
– dismal, sad, melancholy, gloomy, dull, mournful EERIE 1773 Sc.
 
DISMAL etc. – ADVERBS
– dismally, drearily, in a foreboding way EERIELY 1819 Sc.
– dismally, piteously, dolefully; in a pitiable or lamentable fashion RUTHFULLY c1225
 
DISMAL etc. – NOUNS
– a dismal prospect, outlook, or state of affairs BLUE LOOKOUT 1833
– dismalness; dejection DOLESOMENESS 1899 Amer. dial.
– dismalness, ghastliness GASHLINESS 1848
 
DISMAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dismal, disgruntled, peevish person or child OOLET 1908 Sc.
– a very dismal, unhappy, sad, or gloomy person; a pessimist GLOOMY GUS 1904 US sl.
 
DISMAL etc. – VERBS
– to look dismal, or extremely depressed HAVE A FACE AS LONG AS A FIDDLE 18C
– to reveal a dismal or depressed state of mind PACK A SAD 1980 NZ sl.


DISMAY, DISMAYED – ADJECTIVES
– dismayed; abashed, disconcerted BASHED c1440 obs.
– dismayed; afraid AFFLEY’D a1774 Sc.
– dismayed; bewildered, perplexed, puzzled WHAPED c1374 obs.
– dismayed; depressed, low-spirited, sad, sorrowful, downcast BLUE a1450
– dismayed; wanting in self-possession, daunted BASHFUL 1552 obs.
 
DISMAY etc. – ADVERBS
– dismayed; taken aback, disagreeably surprised BEGONE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– with dismay or misgiving BASHFULLY 1552 obs.
 
DISMAY etc. – INTERJECTIONS
– an exclamation of dismay BEDANGED! Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay BLOW MY BUTTONS! 1907 colloq.
– an exclamation of dismay DASH MY BUTTONS! 1756 colloq.
– an exclamation of dismay GOOD GRIEF! 1937 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay GOOD LAW! 1913 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay HECK! 1887
– an exclamation of dismay HOLY CATS! 1900 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay HOLY GEE! 1895 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay HOLY SCHMUTZ! 1990s US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay HOLY SOX! 1909 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay HOT DAMN, VIETNAM! 1972 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismay LAND-A-MASSY! 1917 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWDY MUSSY! 1883 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAW SAKES ALIVE! 1845 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWS-A-MARCY! 1913 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWS-A-MUSSY! 1884 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWS OF MERCY! 1959 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAW SOULS! 1789 Amer. dial
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY! 1859 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY BLESS ME! 1880 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY DAISY! 1942 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY DAY! 1859 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY ME! 1965 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY MERCY! 1906 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY MUSSY! 1909 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY SAKES! 1968 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWSY’S SAKES! 1906 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWZEE! 1914 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LAWZEE ME! 1914 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORD-A-MASSEY!;  LORD-A-MASSY! 1851 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORD-A-MUSSY! 1872 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORD HAVE MERCY! 1965 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORDY! 1853 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORDY MERCY! 1962 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORDY MUSSY! 1909 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LORDY-MASSY! 1917 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LOSSYME! 1914 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay LUD! a1726 arch.
– an exclamation of dismay LUDDY MUSSY! 1851 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay MAN! 1869
– an exclamation of dismay MY ACHING ASS! 1955 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY ARSE!;  MY ASS! 1890 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY ASSHOLE! 1973 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY DYING ASS! 1976 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY PURPLE ASS! 1967 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY RED ASS! 1967 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY ROYAL ASS! 1962 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay MY SAINTED ASS! 1962 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay OY GEVALT! 1968 US (Yiddish)
– an exclamation of dismay STONE THE CROWS! 1927 orig. Aust.
– an exclamation of dismay THE LAWSY MASSY! 1896 Amer. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay THERE THEN HAPS! 1887 Eng. dial.
– an exclamation of dismay WOULDN’T IT!  Aust. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay WOWEE!;  WOW-WEE! Aust. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay YIPE!;  YIPES! 20C sl., esp. teen usage
– an exclamation of dismay YOUR ASS! 1944 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay YOUR AUNT’S ASS! 1970 Amer. sl.
– an exclamation of dismay; goodness me! OI VEH! L19
– an exclamation of dismay; knock me down! DING-ME-YAVAL! 1754 Sc.
 
DISMAY etc. – NOUNS
– dismay, abashment ABASHANCE  c1430 obs. rare
 
DISMAY etc. – VERBS
– to be dismayed; to react very emotionally TAKE IT BIG 1932 sl.
– to be in dismay, to tremble with fear, to lose heart, to dread DARE c1300 obs.
– to dismay, to abash, to confuse; to put out of countenance DASH c1631 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to dismay, to depress, to awe DAUNTON 1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to dismay, to discomfit AFLEY c1774 Sc. obs.
– to dismay, to discomfit, to destroy the confidence or self-possession of; to disconcert, to abash BASH c1375 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to dismay, to frighten, to shock; to make aghast AGHAST 1876


DISMEMBER; DISMEMBERMENT – NOUNS
– dismemberment DEARTUATION 1653 obs. rare

DISMEMBER, etc. – VERBS
– to dismember DEARTUATE 1623 obs. rare
– to dismember TO-LIMEKEN c1275 obs.
– to dismember TO-LITHE c1000 obs.
– to dismember, to cut off a limb or the limbs; to mutilate; to disfigure BELIM  c1205 obs.
– to dismember; to tear limb from limb TO-LIM a1225 obs.


DISMISS, DISMISSAL, DISMISSED, DISMISSIVE – ADJECTIVES
– abruptly dismissed or expelled from a place, position, etc. OUT ON ONE’S ASS 1947
– dismissed, cashiered; void, null CASS 1549 obs.
– dismissed, discharged from employment BESACKED Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– dismissed, discharged, or ejected ignominiously OUT ON ONE’S EAR 1919 Amer. sl.
– dismissed, fired ARSED OUT Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– dismissed, fired; unemployed DOWN THE TUBES Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– dismissed from a job, post, etc. OUT ON ONE’S ARSE 1965
– dismissed from office CAST 1607 obs.
– dismissed from one’s job; ejected from a bar ARSEHOLED Bk2007 Aust. sl.
– dismissed, rejected; that has been put aside PUT-ASIDE 1884 rare
– dismissive; superficial, shallow; later: nonchalant, offhand AIRY 1609
 
DISMISS etc. – INTERJECTIONS & PHRASES
– an exclamation of contemptuous dismissal; ‘get lost’, ‘go to hell’ GO TO GRASS! 1931 US sl. rare
– an exclamation of disdainful dismissal GO PEDDLE YOUR FISH! 1930s US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal ARMPITS! 2000 UK students’ sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal ASK MY ARSE;  ASK MY ASS 1788 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal ASK MY PODEX 1804 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal AWAY AND CLAW MOULD ON YOURSELF! 20C Ulster sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal AWAY TO FUCK! 20C sl., chiefly Sc. & Irish
– an exclamation of dismissal AWAY TO HELL! 20C sl., chiefly Sc. & Irish
– an exclamation of dismissal BITE MY ASS! 1966
– an exclamation of dismissal BUSS MY ASS! 1861
– an exclamation of dismissal D.D.T.! 1947 US students’ sl., (Drop Dead Twice)
– an exclamation of dismissal DO ONE! 1990s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal DROP DEAD! 1934 UK sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT A DICK! 1990s African-American teen sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT DICK! 1982 UK sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT FUCK! 1979 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT IT! 1952 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT SHIT! 1961 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal EAT SHIT AND DIE! 1960s US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal GET UP YOUR POLE1900s Aust. sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal GO AND TAKE A RUNNING JUMP AT YOURSELF! Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal GO PISS UP A ROPE! 1964 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal GUTZER! 1910s Aust.
– an exclamation of dismissal MAGGOTS! L19 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal RAM IT! 1930s sl., orig. US
– an exclamation of dismissal SIT ON IT, POTSIE1990s African-American teen sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal SUCK MY ASS! 1865
– an exclamation of dismissal TAKE A RUN! L19
– an exclamation of dismissal TAKE A RUN AT YOURSELF! 1920s Aust. sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal TAKE A RUNNING JUMP! 1933 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal TAKE A RUNNING JUMP AT THE MOON! 1930s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal WALK ON! 1970s US college sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal WHATEVER! 1990s African-American/teen sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal, e.g. go fuck yourself! BAH-FUNGOO! 1950s US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal, e.g. go fuck yourself! FUNGOO! 1950s US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FRIG! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK AT A GALLOPING GOOSE! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK AT A ROLLING DOUGHNUT! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK AT A RUBBER DUCK! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK AT THE MOON!  1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING FUCK AT YOURSELF! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING JUMP! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING JUMP AT THE MOON! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING JUMP OUT OF THE NEAREST WINDOW! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING LEAP! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING LEAP AT A ROLLING DOUGHNUT! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING LEAP INTO THE AIR! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! TAKE A FLYING LEAP OFF A BRIDGE! 1920s sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go away! get out! GO FALL ON YOURSELF! 1892 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal; go to hell! OH SWALLOW YOURSELF! L19 sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal: go to hell! GO TO JERICHO! c1635 colloq.
– an exclamation of dismissal go to hell! drop dead! EAT MY SHORTS! 1979 US sl.
– an exclamation of dismissal, the implication being that they should go with speed GO TO HELL ACROSS LOTS! M19 US sl.
– an exclamation of rude dismissal UP YOUR ALLEY! 1970s sl.
– dismissed from employment due to lack of work BACK TO THE FARM 1946 US sl. 
– used in the outback to signify that one has received notice to quit IT’S A FINE DAY FOR TRAVELLING 1950s Aust. sl.
 
DISMISS etc. – NOUNS
– a contemptuous dismissal MERRY-HYNE Bk1905 Sc.
– a curt dismissal OZONE 1942 Amer. sl.
– a curt dismissal; a brush-off FARE-THEE-WELL 1967 Amer. dial.
– a curt dismissal; a brush-off FARE-YOU-WELL 1967 Amer. dial.
– a dismissal, removal, expulsion, rejection THE CAN 1908 Amer. sl.
– a dismissal, ridicule THE GAFF L19 US sl.
– an act of dismissal SKI-BUNK 1900s US sl.
– an ignominious dismissal JACK DRUM’S ENTERTAINMENT;  JOHN DRUM’S ENTERTAINMENT  c1570 colloq.
– an ignominious dismissal TOM DRUM’S ENTERTAINMENT 1587 sl.
– any abusive term of dismissal SOLDIER’S FAREWELL 2004 UK sl.
– a sudden, usually offensive dismissal KISS-OFF 20C sl.
– dismissal CASHIERMENT 1656
– dismissal MARCHING ORDERS 1937 Brit. sl.
– dismissal THE BIG E 1982 Brit. sl., (E = elbow, dismissal)
– dismissal THE BIRD 1924 sl.
– dismissal THE BULLET 1841 sl.
– dismissal THE BUM’S RUSH 1910 sl., orig. US
– dismissal THE CHOP 1945 Brit. sl.
– dismissal THE CHUCK 1892 sl.
– dismissal THE ELBOW 1971 Brit. sl.
– dismissal THE GATE 1901 sl., chiefly US
– dismissal THE HEAVE-HO 1944 sl., orig. US
– dismissal THE SHAFT 1959 sl., chiefly US
– dismissal THE SHOVE 1899 sl.
– dismissal, a rejection RASPBERRY 1910s sl.
– dismissal; a rejection SPANISH ARCHER 2000 UK sl.
– dismissal, a sending away DEMISSION 1811 rare
– dismissal, discharge THE KICK 1885 sl.
– dismissal, dispatch ABLEGATION 1615 obs.
– dismissal, dispersion SKAILING c1450
– dismissal, esp. dismissal from employment THE BOOT 1881 sl.
– dismissal from a job ARSE 1950s Aust. sl.
– dismissal from a job THE ORDER OF THE BOOT 1917 Aust. sl.
– dismissal from a job TIN-TACK L19 rhyming sl. for ‘sack’
– dismissal from a job, discharge, notice to leave LEAVE c1785 Sc.
– dismissal from employment BURLAP 1951 sl.
– dismissal from employment LAST CARD IN THE PACK 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘sack’
– dismissal from employment PEDLAR’S PACK 1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘sack’
– dismissal from employment ROBERTA FLACK 1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘sack’
– dismissal from employment THE BAG E19 sl.
– dismissal from employment THE SACK 1825 sl.
– dismissal from employment THE SPEAR 1941 Aust. sl.
– dismissal of an employee THE AXE 1923
– dismissal, rejection E 1994 UK sl.
– dismissal, rejection P 2000s Black British sl.
– notice of dismissal WALKING ORDERS E19 sl.
– notice of dismissal WALKING PAPERS 1825 colloq., chiefly US & Can.
– notice of dismissal WALKING TICKET M19 US sl.
– the documents given to someone who is dismissed from employment PANSY POTTERS 1996 Sc. rhyming sl. for ‘jotters’
 
DISMISS etc. – VERBS
– to abruptly dismiss, expel, or reject someone from a place, position, etc. KICK (SOMEONE) OUT ON HIS ASS 1969
– to abruptly dismiss, expel, or reject someone from a place, position, etc. THROW (SOMEONE) OUT ON HIS ASS 1969
– to be dismissed GET ONE’S CARDS 1929 sl.
– to be dismissed GET ONE’S MARCHING ORDERS 1937 Brit. sl.
– to be dismissed GET ONE’S WALKING PAPERS 1825 US sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE (BIG) ARSE 1950s Aust. sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE AIR 1900 US sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE ARSE 1955 Aust. sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE BAG 1913
– to be dismissed GET THE BIG E 1982 Brit. sl., (E = elbow, dismissal)
– to be dismissed GET THE BIRD;  GET THE BIG BIRD 1865 sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE BOOT 1881 sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE CHOPPER 1969 US military usage
– to be dismissed GET THE ELBOW 1971 Brit. sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE GATE 1901 sl., chiefly US
– to be dismissed GET THE HEAVE-HO 1944 sl., orig. US
– to be dismissed GET THE RASPBERRY 1920 sl.
– to be dismissed GET THE SHAFT  1959 sl., chiefly US
– to be dismissed GET THE SHOVE 1899 sl.
– to be dismissed TAKE A HOLIDAY L19 sl.
– to be dismissed contemptuously by GET THE BACKSIDE OF 1724 Sc. obs.
– to be dismissed, esp. from employment GET THE PUSH 1899 sl.
– to be dismissed from a job BE PEDALLED c1920 sl.
– to be dismissed from a job TAKE THE TRACK 1910s NZ sl.
– to be dismissed from a job WALK THE PLANK  L19 US sl.
– to be dismissed from college, etc. after failing an examination FLUNK OUT 1920 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– to be dismissed from employment GET THE ORDER OF THE SACK c1860 sl.
– to be dismissed from employment GET THE SHOOT 1906 sl.
– to be dismissed from employment GET THE SPEAR 1897 Aust. sl.
– to be dismissed from employment, etc. GET THE ORDER OF THE BOOT 1930s
– to be dismissed from employment, to be sent away GO DOWN THE ROAD 1979 colloq., orig. Aust. & NZ
– to be dismissed from employment, to be sent away GO DOWN THE TRACK 1952 colloq., orig. Aust. & NZ
– to be dismissed from one’s job GET A D.C.M. 1990s Aust. sl.. (Don’t Come Monday)
– to be dismissed or discharged GET THE KICK 1844 sl.
– to be dismissed or obliged to resign BILGE Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– to be dismissed or rejected GET THE KAPUT 1910s sl.
– to be dismissed or rejected from a job or position GET THE DUNT 1929 Sc.
– to be dismissed or stopped GET THE CHOP 1945 Brit. sl.
– to be dismissed, to go away GO FAREWELL c1391 obs.
– to be dismissed, to leave TAKE A WALK L19 sl.
– to be dismissed; to ‘get the sack’ RECEIVE THE CANVASS 1652 colloq.
– to be dismissed; to retire or withdraw from; to disperse, to empty VAIK Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– to be ready to dismiss from one’s employment HAVE ONE ON THE LET-LOOSE 1934 Amer. dial.
– to break up an assembly, school, etc. by dismissal; to disperse SKAIL a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to dismiss BE SHOT OF 1802
– to dismiss BOOT OUT 1880 sl.
– to dismiss CHUCK OUT 1869 sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE BIG E 1982 Brit. sl., (E = elbow, dismissal)
– to dismiss GIVE SOMEONE THEIR CARDS 1929 sl.
– to dismiss GIVE SOMEONE THEIR WALKING PAPERS 1937 Brit. sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE ARSE 1950s Aust. sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE BIRD 1924 sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE BUM’S RUSH 1910 sl., orig. US
– to dismiss GIVE THE CHUCK 1892 sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE ELBOW 1971 Brit. sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE GATE 1901 sl., chiefly US
– to dismiss GIVE THE HEAVE-HO 1944 sl., orig. US
– to dismiss GIVE THE RASPBERRY 1920 sl.
– to dismiss GIVE THE SHAFT 1959 sl., chiefly US
– to dismiss GIVE THE SHOVE 1899 sl.
– to dismiss HAND SOMEONE THE LEMON 1910s sl.
– to dismiss SEND PACKING 1594
– to dismiss SEND TO THE RIGHT-ABOUT 1842 sl.
– to dismiss SHOW ONE THE DOOR 1778
– to dismiss SLING OUT 1959 sl.
– to dismiss TURN TO THE RIGHT-ABOUT 1842 sl.
– to dismiss an employee OFFER THE BAG 1890 Eng. dial.
– to dismiss a person; to reject GIVE THE AIR 1900 US sl.
– to dismiss a workman UNSHOP 1910s sl.
– to dismiss curtly OZONE 1922 Amer. sl.
– to dismiss, esp. from employment ARSE World War I usage
– to dismiss, esp. from employment GIVE THE PUSH 1899 sl.
– to dismiss from a job ARSE OUT 1950s sl.
– to dismiss from a job EMPTY 1990s Aust. criminals’ sl.
– to dismiss from employment BESTOW THE ORDER OF THE SACK c1860 sl.
– to dismiss from employment CONFER THE ORDER OF THE SACK c1860 sl.
– to dismiss from employment GIVE THE SHOOT 1846 sl.
– to dismiss from employment GIVE THE ORDER OF THE SACK c1860 sl.
– to dismiss from employment, to lay someone off due to lack of work CUT OFF 1990 US sl.
– to dismiss him; to turn him off TURN A PERSON HIS PAD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to dismiss or discharge a person from his employment or office SACK 1841 sl.
– to dismiss or eject forcibly; to snub GIVE ONE THE BUM’S RUSH 1926 Amer. dial.
– to dismiss or ignore rudely and abruptly KISS OFF 1935 US sl.
– to dismiss or sack someone GIVE THE BAG 1870
– to dismiss or send away curtly BUZZ OFF 1967 Amer. sl.
– to dismiss or send someone away with deceptive or delaying action DANCE 1978 US sl.
– to dismiss or terminate the employment of someone LET GO 20C US colloq.
– to dismiss someone BOUNCE 1884 US sl.
– to dismiss someone GIVE (ONE) THE BOUNCE 1912 Amer. dial.
– to dismiss someone GIVE ONE THE DITCH 1969 Amer. dial.
– to dismiss someone GIVE ONE THE GRAND BOUNCE 1894 Amer. dial.
– to dismiss someone GIVE SOMEONE THEIR WALKING PAPERS 1825 US sl.
– to dismiss someone from employment PUT THE SKIDS UNDER 1948 UK sl.
– to dismiss someone from employment SPEAR 1911 Aust. sl.
– to dismiss someone or something GIVE THE FLICK 20C Aust. sl.
– to dismiss someone peremptorily ARSEHOLE M20 Aust. sl.
– to dismiss someone; to die VANK 1990s W. Indies sl.
– to dismiss staff in excessive numbers or without regard to organizational function, with the result that work can no longer be carried out effectively DUMBSIZE 1993 US colloq.
– to dismiss, to deride RASPBERRY 1910s sl.
– to dismiss, to disband CASH 1564 obs.
– to dismiss; to discharge TIE A CAN ON SOMEONE 1926 US sl.
– to dismiss; to discharge from employment BAG 1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to dismiss, to discharge, to cashier DECASS 1579 obs. rare
– to dismiss, to discharge; to cashier CASS 1550 obs. exc. Sc.
– to dismiss, to discharge; to cashier CASSATE 1744 obs.
– to dismiss, to discharge; to reject a suitor KICK 1860 US sl.
– to dismiss, to disperse a gathering of people SCALE 1681 Sc.
– to dismiss, to disperse a gathering of people SCALE THE BIKE 1852
– to dismiss, to disperse a gathering of people SKYLE 1681 Sc.
– to dismiss; to escape from GIVE SOMEONE THE RASPBERRY 1910s sl.
– to dismiss, to fire GIVE THE AXE 1897 Amer. sl.
– to dismiss, to get rid of BE SHUT OF 1575
– to dismiss; to get rid of GET SHOT OF 1802
– to dismiss, to get rid of GET SHUT OF 1575
– to dismiss, to get rid of GIVE THE LONSDALE (BELT) c1940 Brit. sl.
– to dismiss, to get rid of a person or thing GIVE THE ARSE 1955 Aust.
– to dismiss, to get rid of, to expel, to discharge; to discharge from employment CAN 1905 Amer. sl.
– to dismiss, to get rid of, to reject OFF L19 sl.
– to dismiss, to get rid of, to reject, to set aside DECARD 1605 obs.
– to dismiss, to jilt AIR 1910s US sl.
– to dismiss, to ‘kick out’, to ‘sack’ GIVE THE BOOT 1888 sl.
– to dismiss, to ‘kick out’, to ‘sack’ GIVE THE ORDER OF THE BOOT 1917 sl.
– to dismiss, to lay off from work PUT OFF 1930s Aust. sl.
– to dismiss, to reject POP OFF THE HANDLE M19 US sl.
– to dismiss, to reject, to decline, to cancel IXNAY 1937 US colloq.
– to dismiss, to remove QUIT THE SHOP OF A PERSON Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to dismiss, to send away ABSQUATULATE 1887 Amer. dial.
– to dismiss, to send away CASHIER 1592
– to dismiss, to send away CHASSÉ M19 society sl.
– to dismiss, to ‘send packing’ GIVE A PACKING PENNY TO 1598 obs.
– to get oneself dismissed from a job GET THE PEDAL c1920 sl.
– to threaten one with ‘the sack’ but not give him actual notice to leave SHAKE THE BULLET AT ANYONE 1874 sl.


DISMOUNT – see HORSE RIDING