Reverse Dictionary: DON – DQ


DONATE, DONATION – NOUNS
– a donation; a grant AFFORDMENT 1623 obs.
– bounteous donation EFFUSION 1514 obs.
– donation, gift GARRISON 1297 obs.

DONATE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person likely to give a donation to a charitable cause TAP 1928 US criminals’ sl.

DONATE etc. – VERBS
– to make a donation or contribution WHACK UP L19 US sl.


DONE – NOUNS
– something that may or should be done; a matter or point of practice OPERABLE 1677 obs.


DONKEY – NOUNS
– a donkey ASS a1225
– a donkey CANOODLE 1879 Eng. dial.
– a donkey CUDDIE;  CUDDY (ASS) 1714 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a donkey DARLASTON THROSTLE Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a donkey DONK 1916 sl.
– a donkey JERUSALEM PONY 1806
– a donkey KINGSWOOD LION E19 sl.
– a donkey MOUNTAIN CANARY 1921 US sl., chiefly Western usage
– a donkey NEDDY 1658 colloq.
– a donkey NEDDY-ASS 1793 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a donkey NEGGER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a donkey TEXAS NIGHTINGALE 1975 Amer. dial.
– a donkey THISTLE-PUKE 1891 Eng. dial.
– a donkey, a male ass JACKASS 1727
– a donkey, a mule ARIZONA CANARY 1930s sl.
– a donkey, a mule ARIZONA NIGHTINGALE 1940 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule CANARY 1876 US jocular usage
– a donkey, a mule DESERT CANARY 20C US sl.
– a donkey, a mule EE-AW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule HAW-HAW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule HEE-HAW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule LONGEARS 1889 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule LONGHEAD 1950 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, a mule ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANARY 1921 Amer. dial.
– a donkey, an ass DICKEY;  DICKY 1781
– a donkey, an ass DICKY-ASS a1825
– a donkey; an ass FUSSOCK 1886 Eng. dial.
– a donkey, an ass GUDDHA Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
– a donkey, an ass LONG-LUGS a1748 Sc.
– a donkey, an ass MOAK;  MOKE 1839 Eng. dial. & colloq.
– a donkey, an ass MOGUST Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a donkey; a thistle-eater CARDOPHAGUS 1857 nonce word
– a donkey; form of ‘Edward’ YETHARD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a donkey that is prone to kicking FUNKER 1825 Sc. rare
– a female donkey or mule MAUD 1935 Amer. dial.
– a large donkey used for breeding AMERICAN JACK 1967 Amer. dial.
– a male donkey JACK 1785 Amer. dial.
– a young donkey MOGGY B1900 Eng. dial.
 
DONKEY – VERBS
– to become disabled or worn out by hard work MALAHACK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to kick up the back legs or heels FUNK c1707 Sc. & Eng. dial. rare


DOOM, DOOMED, DOOMSAYER – ADJECTIVES
– doomed, about to die ALL UP WITH L18 sl.
– doomed; condemned by fate FATAL 1509 obs.
– doomed; dead; lost DONE FOR Bk2006 US sl.
– doomed to misfortune, unlucky SNAKE-BIT 1851 Amer. dial.
– doomed to misfortune, unlucky SNAKE-BITTEN 1871 Amer. dial.
 
DOOM etc. – NOUNS
– a harbinger of doom; anything considered to bring death, destruction or misfortune ANGEL OF DEATH 1872
– doom, judgement; penalty JUISE 1303 obs.
– something doomed to failure or disaster DEAD DUCK Bk2006 US sl.
– something that is doomed, on the verge of death or actually dead DEAD ONE 1900s US sl.
 
DOOM etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a doomed person BUZZARD-BAIT 1851 Amer. sl.
– a doomed person BUZZARD MEAT 1899 Amer. sl.
– a doomed person, a lost soul DEAD CHICKEN 1960s US sl.
– a doomed person, one on the verge of death or actually dead DEAD ONE 1900s US sl.
– a doomsayer JUDGEMENT-MONGER 1750
– a person doomed to failure NO-HOPER 1944 colloq.
– a person doomed to failure or disaster DEAD DUCK Bk2006 US sl.
– a person who continually prophesies doom JEREMIAH 1781
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE BEAVER 1848 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE COON 1859 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE DOG 1965 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE DUCK 1953 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE FAWNSKIN 1923 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE GOBLIN 1965 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE GOOSE 1830 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE GOSLIN 1906 Amer. dial.
– a person who is doomed or who is past hope GONE SUCKER 1927 Amer. dial.
– a prophet of doom; a person who predicts disaster CALAMITY HOWLER 1892 US sl.
– a prophet of doom; a person who predicts disaster CALAMITY SHOUTER 1892 US sl.
 
DOOM etc. – PHRASES
– one is doomed to suffer punishment, danger, death, etc. ONE’S ASS IS CREAM CHEESE 1976 Amer. sl.
– one is doomed to suffer punishment, danger, death, etc. ONE’S ASS IS GRASS 1955 Amer. sl., esp. military usage
– the devil riding a horse; used as a type or emblem of impending doom or imminent disaster THE DEVIL UPON DUN 1634
 
DOOM etc. – VERBS
– to be doomed HAVE HAD THE COTTON 1970s US sl.
– to doom, to condemn to some penalty DEEM a1000 obs.


DOOR – ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS
– ajar, half-open; said of a door AGEE;  AJEE 1828 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ajar, half-open; said of a door A-SAM Bk1898 Eng. dial. obs.
– ajar, half-open; said of a door ASHARD Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ajar, half-open; said of a door ASHORE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ajar, half-open; said of a door AZAM Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– ajar, half-open; said of a door SAM-OPE 1777 Eng. dial.
– double; said of a door GEMEW;  GEMOW 1523 obs.
– unmannered, uncouth; used esp. of one who neglects to shut the door BORN AND RAISED IN A SAWMILL 1950 Amer. dial.
– unmannered, uncouth; used esp. of one who neglects to shut the door BORN IN A SAWMILL 1950 Amer. dial.
 
DOOR – NOUNS
– a circular door knocker RING c1405 obs.
– a door GYGER 1567 cant
– a door IN-AND-OUTER 1940s African-American sl.
– a door IN-AND-OUT-OF 1940s African-American sl.
– a door JEGGER 1567 cant
– a door JIG 1567 cant
– a door JIGGER 1567 cant
– a door RORY O’MORE B1900 rhyming sl.
– a door, as distinguished from the opening to which it is fitted SHUTTER 1863 Amer. dial.
– a door bell LITTLE NELL 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– a door knocker AGITATOR M19 sl.
– a door knocker CLAPPER 1617 obs.
– a door knocker DAVY JONE’S LOCKER 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– a door knocker DAVY’S LOCKER 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– a door knocker HAMMER 1585 obs.
– a door knocker RAPPER 1640 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
– a front door bell TINKLER M19 sl.
– a peephole in a front door BURGLAR HOLE 1970s US sl.
– a secret door FALSE DOOR 1627 obs.
– a sloping outside cellar door RAMP (DOOR) 1966 Amer. dial.
– a street door GATE-DOOR c1460 obs.
– either of the side posts or uprights of a door, gate, etc. CHEEK 1485-6
– the back door BACKCHAT 1930s US sl.
– the cross-piece over the door OBDER 1897 Sc.
– the latch of a door CLICKET c1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– the upright part of a door to which the hinges are fastened HAR;  HARR 1873 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
DOOR – PHRASES
– a command to the occupier of a room to open the door OPEN UP YOUR HOLE Bk1942 Amer. college sl.
– applied to a person who forgets to close the door in cold weather, since the older type of saw-mill had no doors BROUGHT UP IN A SAW-MILL 1914 Amer. dial.
– said to a person who habitually leaves doors ajar WERE YOU BORN IN A TENT? Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 
DOOR – VERBS
– to be wide open; said of a door STAND TO THE WALL 1718 Sc.
– to close a door FAULD 1776 Sc.
– to fasten the wooden latch of a door by inserting a peg above it, thus preventing it from being raised CLICKET  CLICKET 1362
– to keep the door open FAN THE DOOR WIDE 1953 Amer. dial.
– to knock loudly and repeatedly on a door DUNDER 1913 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to knock or ring violently at a door TEAR B1900 Ireland
– to make a creaking noise, to grate, to jar; said of a door GIRG 1513 chiefly Sc. obs.
– to make a creaking noise, to grate, to jar; said of a door JARG 1513 chiefly Sc. obs.
– to open a door DUB 1699 sl. obs.
– to set a door open FAN 1953 Amer. dial.
– to shut or close a door MAKE c1290 now arch. & Eng. dial.
– to shut the door PUT THE BIT OF WOOD IN THE HOLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to shut the door PUT THE WOOD IN THE HOLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– to slam a door, to bang a door BOUNCE 1786 obs.
– to unlock a door KEY UP 1991 US sl.


DOORKEEPER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a doorkeeper GATE-WARD c1000 arch. 
– a doorkeeper; a jailor or turnkey JIGGER 1749 sl.
– a doorkeeper; a jailor or turnkey JIGGER-DUBBER 1781 sl.
– a doorkeeper, a porter JANITOR c1630
– a female doorkeeper or usher in a school JANITORESS 1866
– a female doorkeeper or usher in a school JANITRESS 1806
– a female doorkeeper or usher in a school JANITRIX 1841


DOOR KNOCKER – NOUNS
– a door-knocker RAPPER 1887 Eng. dial.


DOOR-MAT – NOUNS
– a door-mat BEAR 1825 Eng. dial.


DORMITORY – NOUNS
– a dormitory ANIMAL FARM Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a dormitory CUBATORY 1727 rare
– a dormitory POPSICLE STAND Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a dormitory, a place to sleep DORM 1900 colloq.
– a dormitory; a sleeping chamber DORMER 1605 obs.
– a dormitory, esp. that of a monastery DORTER c1290 obs.
– a dormitory, esp. that of a monastery DORTORY;  DORTRY 1636 obs. rare
– a dormitory, esp. that of a monastery DORTOUR c1290 obs.
– a dormitory for men RAM PASTURE 1934 Amer. dial.
– a dormitory room CHAMBERS Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a dormitory room PIT Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a girl’s dormitory CHICKEN HOUSE 1942 Amer. sl.
– a girl’s dormitory FISH MARKET Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a place in a girl’s dormitory where couples say goodnight; esp. one which is not private FISHBOWL Bk1966 US students’ sl.
– a student’s dormitory BIRD CAGE Bk1975 US students’ sl.
– a triple dormitory room FALLOUT SHELTER Bk1964 US students’ sl.
– dormitory rooms HORSE STOOLS Bk1971 US students’ sl.

DORMITORY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a house-mother HOUSE MOUSE Bk1966 US students’ sl.
– a person living in a dormitory DORM RAT 1963 US sl.
– a person who has charge of a dormitory DORTOURER c1430 obs.
– a student living in a dormitory; a person with whom you share a dormitory room DORMIE 1966 US sl.


DORMOUSE – NOUNS
– a dormouse DERRYMOUSE 1839 Eng. dial.
– the common or hazel dormouse MUSCARDIN 1774 obs. rare


DOT – NOUNS
– a dot of any kind TICKER Bk1905 Sc.
– a dot of any kind; a small speck or spot; the dot above the letter I, etc. TICK Bk1905 Sc.
– a dot, a speck, a drop; a minute quantity of a substance POP 1868 Sc.
– a dot, a speck, a spot DAUT Bk1900 Eng. dial.


DOTAGE, DOTARD – ADJECTIVES
– affected by dotage DOTED Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– in a state of dotage BAIRNED 1932 Sc.
– in a state of dotage BAIRNLY 1932 Sc.
– in incipient dotage; muddle-headed, confused MATTER-FANGLED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– in one’s dotage; senile VEED c1850 Sc.

DOTAGE etc. – NOUNS
– dotage; foolishness DOTARDISM 1831
– dotage; old age DOTARDAGE 1859
– dotage; old age DOTARDY 1889

DOTAGE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dotard, a childish old man DOBBIE 1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– an old dotard; a foolish, clumsy person GAMALEERIE 1880 Sc.
– a dotard, an old fool; an enfeebled, tottering old man PANTALOON 1596-1600 obs., contemptuous usage
– a dotard; an old man VELYARD c1520 obs.
– a dotard; a person whose intellect or understanding is impaired by age DOTANT a1616 obs. rare
– a dotard; a person whose intellect is impaired due to old age DOTER 1568


DOTE, DOTING – ADJECTIVES
– doting, fond; extremely eager DAFT 1824 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

DOTE etc. – NOUNS
– a thing which is doted upon or regarded with extreme fondness DOTAGE 1609 obs.
– doting, folly, madness, trouble of mind VECORD 1788 rare
– doting, folly, madness, trouble of mind VECORDY 1656 rare

DOTE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a female doter DOTERESS 1668 obs.
– a person who dotes on a person or thing DOTARD 1601 obs.
– a person who is doted upon or regarded with extreme fondness DOTAGE 1609 obs.

DOTE etc. – VERBS
– to cause to dote on; to affect with a foolish, blinding affection BESOT 1581
– to dote, to be fond of, to be madly in love with MADDLE AFTER Bk1905 Eng. dial.


DOUBLE, DOUBLED, DOUBLING, DOUBLY – ADJECTIVES
– double GEMELLED 1883
– doubled YDOBBLED 1340 obs.
– doubled, occurring in pairs GEMINATED 1802
– double, duple DUPLAR 1610 obs. rare
– double; occurring in pairs GEMINOUS 1646 rare
– double; twinned or paired; made or shaped in couples or pairs JUMELLE c1475 obs.
– double, twofold DOUBLEFOLD 1382 obs.
– double, twofold DUPLAT 1553 Sc. obs. rare
– double, twofold DUPLE 1542 obs.
– double, twofold DUPLICATORY 1659 obs. rare
– double, twofold TWIFOLD c890 arch.
– double, twofold TWINLEPI a1400-50
– double, twofold TWYFOLD c890 arch.
– double, twofold; consisting of two TWIN c1000 adj.
– double, twofold, of two kinds TWIN-KIN a1400 obs.
– double, twofold; serving a double purpose DOUBLE-BARRELLED 1777
 
DOUBLE etc. – ADVERBS
– doubly, twofold, to twice the amount DUPLATION 
 
DOUBLE etc. – NOUNS
– a being double; doubleness DUPLEXITY 1856 rare
– a double quantity; twice as much or many DUPLE 1609 obs.
– a doubling DUPLATION c1425
– a doubling, duplication, repetition GEMINATION 1597
 
DOUBLE etc. – VERBS
– to bend double; to fold in two TWIFOLD 1875 rare
– to double GEMINATE a1637
– to double, to make double DUPLIFY 1509 obs.
– to double, to make twice as much TWICE 1637 sl.
– to double; to make twice as much or many DUPLE c1425 obs.


DOUBLE CROSS – NOUNS
– a double cross; a betrayal XX 1930s US sl.
– a double cross; an instance of treachery THE HOOK 1908 Amer. sl.

DOUBLE CROSS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a double-crosser; a dishonourable, dishonest, untrustworthy, contemptible, or otherwise despicable person HEEL 1914 US, orig. criminals’ sl.
– a person who double-crosses, cheats, or informs; a ‘rat’ CHEESE-EATER 1960 Amer. dial.
– a person who double-crosses or is unfaithful TWO-TIMER 1927 sl., orig. US

DOUBLE CROSS – VERBS
– to double-cross PUT A DOUBLE ON 1923 sl.
– to double-cross; to hoax; to be evasive SCHLENT 1920s sl.
– to double-cross; to swindle DO A FLANKER 1923 UK sl.
– to double-cross; to swindle PLAY A FLANKER 1923 UK sl.
– to double-cross; to swindle PULL A FLANKER 1923 UK sl.
– to double-cross; to swindle WORK A FLANKER 1923 UK sl.


DOUBLE-DEALING – ADJECTIVES
– double-dealing, deceitful, insincere TWIFOLD c897 obs.
– double-dealing, deceitful, two-faced BOTH-SIDES 17C obs.
– double-dealing, showing duplicity, deceitful, two-faced DUPLICITOUS 1958

DOUBLE-DEALING – NOUNS
– double-dealing, cunning, as of a fox; wile, guile HAVELON c1330 obs. rare
– double-dealing, duplicity DOUBLE HEART 1382
– double-dealing, trickery, underhand dealing; dishonest or corrupt activity HANKY-PANKY 1841 sl.

DOUBLE-DEALING – NOUNS, PERSON
– a double-dealing, dishonest person; a hypocrite, a cheat RAMAGIECHAN 1825 Sc.
– a double-dealing person one who acts on the principles of Machiavelli (a celebrated Florence statesman who advocated the pursuit of statecraft at the expense of morality; an unscrupulous schemer MACHIAVEL;  MACHIVELL 1570


DOUBT, DOUBTFUL, DOUBTFULLY, DOUBTFULNESS, DOUBTING – ADJECTIVES
– being in doubt AIVING Bk1866 Sc. 
– doubtful DOUBTSOME a1522 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– doubtful UNDOOTFA Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– doubtful, ambiguous, questionable LEFT-HANDED 1612
– doubtful, dubious DUBERSOME 1837-40
– doubtful, dubious JUBEROUS 1871 Amer. dial.
– doubtful, dubious JUBERSOME Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– doubtful, dubious, dangerous DUBROUS Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– doubtful; dubious; hazardous DOUBTY c1380 obs. rare
– doubtful, dubious, uncertain, suspicious DUBEROUS 1818 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– doubtful, in doubt or fear DOUBTIVE 1393 obs.
– doubtful, mistrustful JEALOUS 1601 obs.
– doubtful; of uncertain existence, meaning, or issue DOUBTOUS;  DOUTOUS c1330 obs.
– doubtful, peculiar ONELY-SIDED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– doubtful, perplexing, debateful, dubious QUISQUIS 1720 Sc. obs.
– doubtful, perplexing, debateful, dubious QUISQUOSE 1720 Sc.
– doubtful, shabby, bad, shaky SHIKERRY Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– doubtful, uncertain AIVALOUS;  AIVILOUS Bk1866 Sc. 
– doubtful, uncertain CHANCY 1903 Amer. dial.
– doubtful, uncertain; ambiguous ANCIPITOUS 1652 obs.
– doubtful, uncertain, critical, hazardous DICKY 1851
– doubtful, uncertain; open to doubt or question; capable of being doubted DUBITABLE 1624
– doubtful, uncertain, undetermined, wavering, precarious EYVY-KEYVY;  HAVEY-CAVEY;  HEAVY-CEAVY;  HEIGHVY-KEIGHVY;  HEIVY-KEIVY 1874 Eng. dial.
– doubtful, uncertain; unknown DARK Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– doubting and questioning ON THE HAVEY-QUAVEY Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– doubting, having doubts DUBITANT 1821
– doubting, speculative, hypothetical UP IN THE AIR 20C sl.
– doubting, uncertain UNCERTAINED 1470 obs.
– doubting, uncertain, hesitating, wavering TITUBANT 1880 rare
– inclined or given to doubt; expressing doubt or hesitancy DUBITATIVE 1727
– in doubt or suspense; undecided BETWEEN TWO MINDS 1862 Ireland & Sc.
– in doubt, undecided, wavering in one’s mind AVOIRDUPOIS 1875 Eng. dial.
– in doubt, undecided, wavering in one’s mind HAVERDEPAISE 1875 Eng. dial.
– of doubtful authenticity; fictitious, false APOCRYPHATE 1486 obs.
– of doubtful authorship or authenticity; spurious, fictitious, false APOCRYPHICAL 1719 obs. rare
– of doubtful character, ambiguous AMPHIBOLOUS 1644 obs.
– speaking doubtfully or ambiguously AMBILOQUENT 1656 obs.

DOUBT etc. – ADVERBS
– doubtfully, sceptically PYRRHONICALLY 1710
– in a doubting manner DUBITABLY 1864
– in a doubting manner; doubtingly DUBITATIVELY 1615
 
DOUBT etc. – INTERECTIONS & PHRASES
– an exclamation of doubt, wonder, disappointment, sympathy, or remonstrance UMPH! a1568
– used to express doubt, or, at best, reserve judgement about the veracity of the person being addressed I BELIEVE YOU BUT THOUSANDS WOULDN’T L19 UK
– used to express strong doubt about what has just been said I AM SO SURE! 1982 US sl.
 
DOUBT etc. – NOUNS
– a doubtful matter DUBIOSITIES 1646
– a doubt; mistrust; suspicion MISDOUBT 1823 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– a feeling of doubt or suspicion UMBRAGE 1624 obs.
– a state of doubt, hesitation, or perplexity MAMMERING 1532 obs.
– a state of doubt, hesitation, or perplexity; vacillation MAMMERY 1578 obs. rare
– doubt CHANCE 1923 Amer. dial.
– doubt, dread DWERE c1440 obs.
– doubtfulness, dubiousness DUBIETY c1750
– doubtfulness, hesitancy HESITUDE 1623 obs. rare
– doubtfulness; uncertainty, ambiguity DUBIOSITY 1859
– doubt, hesitation, excuse MIDGE-GO-MORRAH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– doubt, hesitation, regret HANKER 1862 Eng. dial.
– doubt, hesitation, uncertainty of opinion DUBITANCY 1649 obs.
– doubt, hesitation, wavering; subjective uncertainty BALANCE 1297 obs.
– doubts, hesitations ANTRIMS B1900 Eng. dial.
– doubt, uncertainty VARIATION 1471 obs.
– doubt, uncertainty, hesitation DOUBTANCE c1325 obs.
– doubt, uncertainty; hesitation DUBITATION c1450
– philosophic doubt, scepticism PYRRHONISM 1603
– the suggestion of a doubt; insinuated doubt ADDUBITATION 1631 obs. rare
 
DOUBT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who doubts DUBITANT 1821
– a person who doubts or ‘haws’; one who speaks hesitatingly or stammers HAWER 1820
– a person who raises doubts; one who blames IMPUGNATOR 1678 obs. rare
 
DOUBT etc. – VERBS
– to be doubtful of, to have little hopes of HAVE BAD HEART OF Bk1902 Eng. dial.  
– to be doubtful; to doubt; to debate TWEON c897 obs.
– to be doubtful, to hesitate VAREEZ 1908 Sc.
– to be doubtful, undecided; to be irresolute, to vacillate HANG IN THE WIND 1555
– to be in doubt; to consider, to weigh mentally AVOIRDUPOIS Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to be in doubt; to hesitate MAMMER 1350 Eng. dial.
– to cast doubt on, to dispute CALL IN QUESTION 1534
– to doubt nothing at all INDUBITATE 1623 obs. rare
– to doubt; to be sceptical PYRRHONIZE 1603 rare
– to doubt, to be uncertain MAKE DOUBT 1709 obs.
– to doubt, to disbelieve MISBELIEVE 1882 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– to doubt, to distrust; to suspect MISLIPPEN 1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to doubt, to distrust, to suspect, to mistrust DIFFIDE 1678 obs.
– to doubt, to have a misgiving MISGIVE Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– to doubt, to hesitate, to waver DUBITATE 1837 rare
– to doubt, to regard with distrust FEAR 1578 obs.
– to doubt, to suspect; to fear, to apprehend; to think; to having an inkling or suspicion of MISDOUBT 1877 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– to look at someone with grave doubt UNDERLOOK 1965 Barbados sl.
– to render doubtful or uncertain; to call in question INDUBITATE 1646 obs. rare
– to throw into doubt; to cast doubt upon BRANGLE Bk1911 Sc.


DOUBTLESS – ADJECTIVES
– doubtless, without doubt OUT OF DOUBT a1400 obs.
– doubtless, without doubt SANS FAIL 1297 obs.

DOUBTLESS – ADVERBS
– without a doubt, irrefutably ABSOTIVELY M19 sl., orig. US


DOUGH – NOUNS
– dough ELT Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– dough, esp. dough for pie crusts, etc. PASTE 1874 Sc. & Eng. dial.

DOUGH – VERBS
– to knead dough ELT 1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.


DOUGHNUT – NOUNS
– a doughnut BAIGNET 1962 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut BEIGNE 1941 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut BEIGNET 1835 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut BOIL CAKE 1932 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut BOILED CAKE 1895 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut CHIPPER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut CHOKER-HOLE 1925 US sl.
– a doughnut DOBBER 1970 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut DODGER 1966 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut DOG NUT 1967 Amer. dial., jocular usage
– a doughnut DOORKNOB 1960s US sl.
– a doughnut FETTIGLICH 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut GASKET 1942 US sl.
– a doughnut GRAVY RING 20C Ulster sl.
– a doughnut LIFE PRESERVER 1941 Amer. jocular usage
– a doughnut MORNING GLORY 1941 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut RING 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut RING CAKE 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut RINGER 1941 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut SIMBALL 1865 US
– a doughnut SINKER 1870 US sl.
– a doughnut, in German-speaking areas KRAPFEN 1845
– a doughnut or other pastry eaten with coffee MUD BALL 1976 US sl.
– a doughnut with jelly inside BERLIN 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut with jelly inside BERLIN PFANNKUCHEN 1967 Amer. dial.
– a doughnut with jelly inside BERLINER 1950 Amer. dial.
– a jam doughnut JAM-BUSTER 1998 Can. sl.
– coffee and doughnuts SLIPS AND SLUGS Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– coffee and doughnuts SLOPS AND SLUGS 1940s African-American sl.
– doughnuts BEAR SIGN 1903 Amer. cowboy usage
– three doughnuts and coffee ODD FELLOWS 1931 US tramps & beggars’ sl.


DOUR – PHRASES
– said of a dour person IF HE LAUGHED HIS FACE WOULD CRACK Bk1999 Aust. sl.


DOVE, DOVECOTE – NOUNS
– a dove, a pigeon CULVER c825
– a dovecote CULVER-HOUSE 1340 obs.
– a dovecote CULVER-HOLE 1565-73 obs.
– a dovecote PIGEONNIER 1941 Amer. dial.
– a female dove DOVESS a1475 obs.
– the mourning dove RAIN CROW 1940 Amer. dial.
– the mourning dove RAIN DOVE 1854 Amer. dial.
– the mourning dove RAINBIRD 1951 Amer. dial.

DOVE etc. – VERBS
– to coo; said of a dove or pigeon ROOCOOCOO 1922 rare
​– to make a low murmuring sound, like the cooing of a dove CURR 1677


DOWAGER  – NOUNS, PERSON
– a smart dowager TOWN TABBY M19 sl.


DOWDY – ADJECTIVES
– dowdy and ungainly; said of a woman MAWKY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– dowdy, shabby; said of dress, etc. POKY c1854 obs.
– dowdy, unfashionable; untidy, slovenly, shabby; gaudy, tawdry TACKEY;  TACKY 1862 Amer. sl.
– dowdy, unstylish, dressed in a shabby or old-fashioned way: said of female dress NUNTY 1838 Eng. dial.

DOWDY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dowdily dressed person MOG Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a dowdy, frowzy wallflower MISS GOOCH Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– a dowdy, frowzy wallflower MISS GUNCH Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– a dowdy or homely woman MOPSIE;  MOPSY 1699 sl. & Eng. dial. rare
– a dowdy woman DRACK-SACK Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– a dowdy woman; a person, usually a woman, of dull unfashionable appearance DOWD c1330
– a young woman of unexceptional appearance and talents, regarded as dowdy, timid, or mousy; such a person who can nevertheless achieve professional and personal success through determination MOUSEBURGER 1970 chiefly US, humorous usage


DOWN – ADVERBS
– down, downwards NETHER c888 obs.
– down; in a lower place; toward a lower place; downward ADOWN a1200 obs.
– further down DOWNERMORE 1435 obs.
– straight down ADOWNRIGHT c1175 obs.

DOWN – PREPOSITIONS
– down BEDOWN Bk1911 Sc.


DOWN-AND-OUT – ADJECTIVES
– down-and-out, depressed; broken ON ONE’S ASS 20C US sl.
– down-and-out, destitute SCABBERT 1832 Sc.

DOWN-AND-OUT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a down-and-out, a bum or tramp HAMBURGER Bk1975 Amer. sl. 
– a down-and-out, a failure DEADLEG 1960s sl.
– a down-and-out, an impoverished person DEAD-BROKER L19 Aust. sl.
– a down-and-out, an impoverished person; a person down on their luck; a jobless and homeless person DEADBEAT 1863 sl., orig. US


DOWN-AT-HEEL – NOUNS, PERSON
– a down-at-heel, disreputable person OLD NIGGER 1950s W. Indies sl.
– a down-at-heel, ragged person; a sloven TASHIE;  TATSHIE 1972 Sc.


DOWNCAST – ADJECTIVES
– downcast UNDER THE JUNIPER TREE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– downcast, dejected, forlorn DISJASKED 1836 Sc.
– downcast, dejected, humble; humiliated AFFLICTED 1590 obs.
– downcast, dejected; melancholy; hanging the head BROW-SICK 1709
– downcast, depressed in spirit, melancholy DRAM-HEARTED 1895 Sc.
– downcast, depressed, low-spirited, sad, sorrowful, dismayed BLUE a1450
– downcast, dispirited; discouraged; disheartened OUT OF HEART 1586
– downcast, downtrodden, cowed, nervous, subdued, bewildered, dumbfounded OOLED;  OOLT 1917 Sc.
– downcast, fretful, peevish OOLING 1928 Sc.
– downcast, humble, submissive DEMISSIVE 1630 obs.
– downcast, in the dumps; ill-humoured IN THE SUDS 1611 Eng. dial.
– downcast, sad DAUNSY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– having a downcast expression; dejected, dispirited DOWNFACED 1832 rare

DOWNCAST – NOUNS
– downcast condition; abasement ABJECTEDNESS 1660 obs.

DOWNCAST – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who has a downcast frowning look GLOUMER 1825 Sc.
– a person with a downcast or hangdog look SCOUK 1882 Sc.

DOWNCAST – VERBS
– to become downcast or dispirited ABATE ONE’S CHEER a1350 obs.
– to become downcast or dispirited ABATE ONE’S COUNTENANCE a1350 obs.
– to become downcast or distressed AFFLICT a1393 obs.
– to be downcast or discouraged RED-NOSE 1911 Amer. dial.
– to be downcast or distressed GLOPPEN a1400 obs.
– to be downcast or sad in spirit; to be in the dumps DUMP 1582 obs.


DOWNFALL – NOUNS
– downfall, destruction, ruin DECAY 1535 obs.
– downfall; humiliation DOWNCOME a1522 now chiefly Sc.
– downfall, overthrow LABEFACTATION 1775 rare
– downfall, overthrow LABEFACTION 1620
– downfall, ruin RURE a1000 obs.

DOWNFALL – VERBS
– to engineer someone’s downfall BRING SOMEONE A GUTSER 1910s Aust. sl.


DOWN-HEARTED – ADJECTIVES
– down-hearted, downcast, discouraged OUT OF HEART 1925 Amer. dial.
– down-hearted, dull DARKET Bk1900 Sc.
– down-hearted, low-spirited DAWLED 1790 Eng. dial.
– down-hearted, melancholy, miserable BAD-HEARTED Bk1898 Eng. dial.


DOWNPOUR – see RAIN


DOWNRIGHT, DOWNRIGHTLY – ADJECTIVES
– downright, absolute, complete DOWN 1625 obs.
– downright, direct, plain DOWN FLAT a1663 obs. rare
– downright, genuine RIGHT-DOWN 1828 Amer. dial.
– downright, honest, straightforward, sincere EVEN-DOWN 1885 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– downright, sheer, utter; generally used in a bad sense EVEN-DOWN 1786 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– downright, thorough, complete THICK 1900 Eng. dial.
– downright, thorough, real FAIR DOWN 1845 Eng. dial.
– downright; usually in a bad sense ARRANT 1740 Eng. dial.

DOWNRIGHT etc. – ADVERBS
– downright, completely, thoroughly RIGHT-DOWN 1646
– downright, flatly; without check, interruption, or qualification HANDSMOOTH 1600 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– downright, frankly FAIR 1393 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– downrightly; usually used in a depreciatory sense FAIRSHIRE Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– downright, thoroughly, completely, utterly, absolutely EVEN-DOWN 1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.


DOWN’S SYNDROME – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person affected with Down’s syndrome MONGOL 1896 now offensive
– a person affected with Down’s syndrome MONGOLOID 1949 now offensive


DOWN-TO-EARTH – NOUNS
– a down-to-earth situation RAGAMUFFIN TIP 1990s African-American sl.

DOWN-TO-EARTH – NOUNS, PERSON
– a down-to-earth, unaffected person RAGA;  RAGGA 1990s African-American sl.
– a down-to-earth, unaffected person RAGAMUFFIN;  RAGGAMUFFIN 1990s African-American sl.


DOWNTRODDEN – ADJECTIVES
– downtrodden, desperate; cast down; brought low ABJECT c1450 rare
– downtrodden, downcast, cowed, nervous, subdued, bewildered, dumbfounded OOLED;  OOLT 1917 Sc.

DOWNTRODDEN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a downtrodden, pitiable person SACK 1956 US sl.


DOWNWARD(S) – ADJECTIVES
– descending; declining; inclining downward DECLIVATE 1881
– downward NETHEWARD a1000 obs.
– downwards BEDOWN Bk1911 Sc.
– having a downward inclination; sloping, slanting DECLIVOUS 1684
– sloping downwards DECLIVE 1635 obs.
– sloping downwards DECLIVY 1609 obs. rare

DOWNWARD(S) – ADVERBS
– downward ADOWNWARD c1090 obs.
– downward, down; to a lower place or position ADOWN c975 arch.
– downwards NETHERWARD c1000 rare
– downwards NETHERWARDS c975 rare
– downwards, down NETHER c888 obs.
– downwards, down hill INBANK 1876 Eng. dial.
– downwards; low down, below ALOW c1400 now arch & Eng. dial.
– face downwards NEVELING 1387 obs. rare

DOWNWARD(S) – NOUNS
– a downward slope DECLIVITY 1695
– a leaning, bending, or sloping downwards; slope, inclination from the vertical or horizontal position DECLINATION  1594
– a running, flowing, or passing downwards DECURSION c1630 obs.
– downward course; descent DECOURSE 1585 obs.
– downward course, lapse of time DECURSE 1593 obs.
– downward flow or course DECURRENCE 1659 obs.
– downward flow or course DECURRENCY 1651 obs.


DOWRY – ADJECTIVES
– relating to a bride’s dowry DOTAL a1522

DOWRY – NOUNS
– a dowry MARRIAGE c1330 obs.
– a dowry; a trousseau; the equipment necessary for establishing a household, usually in the form of a gift to a bride or newly married couple SETTING OUT 1833 Amer. dial.
– a woman’s dowry, esp. one of which only the interest or annual income is at her husband’s disposal DOT 1822
– a woman’s dowry or marriage portion; property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage; an endowment DOTE 1509 obs.
– dowry, dower DOWAGE a1552 obs. rare
– dowry, marriage portion MARRIAGE GEAR 1515 Sc. obs.
– dowry, marriage portion MARRIAGE GOOD 1600 obs.
– dowry, the marriage portion which a wife brings to her husband TOCHER 1496 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

DOWRY – VERBS
– to provide a bride with a dowry DOTE 1560
– to provide with a dowry DOT 1887 obs. rare


DOWSER – see DIVINING ROD


DOZE, DOZING – ADVERBS
– in a doze or dozing state ADOZE 1868

DOZE etc. – NOUNS
– a doze; a light or fitful sleep DOVER E19 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– a doze; a short sleep NAP OF SLEEP 1931 Amer. dial.
– a doze; a sleep; a drowsy or lethargic state SOG 1874 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a doze; sleep, slumber DORM 1512 obs. rare
– a dozing and nestling in bed SNOOZLEDOM 1865 colloq.
– a dozing, napping ZIZZING 1930s sl.

DOZE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dozing or sleepy person DORMOUSE a1568

DOZE etc. – VERBS
– to cause to doze or be unconscious DOVER E16 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to doze DORM 19C
– to doze FISH 1952 Amer. dial.
– to doze and nestle; to nuzzle SNOOZLE 1831 colloq. or Eng. dial.
– to doze, to be half-asleep, to dream, to muse OOR 1908 Sc.
– to doze, to nod from drowsiness NEEB;  NIB 1866 Sc. 
– to doze; to slumber, to be in a state betwixt sleeping and waking DOVER 1806 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.


DOZEN – NOUNS
– a dozen COUNTRY COUSIN 1909 UK rhyming sl.
– a dozen QUEST 1589 obs.