Reverse Dictionary: FEI – FH


FEIGN – adjectives
– GAMMONING † counterfeit, false, pretended, feign …1802 UK sl.
feign – person
– FAKER a person who feigns illness, injury, or disability; a malingerer …1910 colloq.
– SIMULER † a simulator, a feigner …1534
feign – verbs 
– ACT POSSUM † to feign; to pretend to be ill or dead …1844 US sl.
– CHUCK A DUMMY to be absent; to feign a fainting fit to get out of duty or get sympathy …Amer. World War I sl.
– COME THE POSSUM OVER A PERSON † to feign; to pretend to be ill or dead …1844 US sl.
– FAKE 1. to feign illness, injury, or disability; to malinger …1881 Amer. sl.
2. to feign or simulate; to pretend …1889 sl.
– FAKE IT to feign or simulate; to pretend …1889 sl.
– GAMMON to feign, to pretend …1812
– MAKE to act, to pretend, to feign …1848 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MAKE WISE to pretend, to feign, to make believe …1867 Eng. dial.
– PAINT † to talk speciously; to feign; to fawn; to flatter or deceive with specious words …c1430
– PLAY POSSUM to feign; to pretend to be ill or dead …1844 US sl.
– POSSUM IT * to feign or simulate sleep, etc. …1850 US colloq.
– SIMULE †* to simulate or feign …c1480
– TAKE † to affect, to feign, to pretend, to make believe to do something …1571
– TAKE ON to assume; to feign, to pretend; to act as a hypocrite …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WORK ONE’S TICKET to get out of a chore by feigning illness or injury …Brit. sl., orig. army usage
 
FEIGNED – adjectives
– AFFECTATIOUS †* of the nature of affectation; pretentious, fake, sham, feigned …1687
– FAINT † feigned, pretended, simulated …a1300
– GAMMONING pretended, feigned …1812 sl.
feigned – adverbs 
– FAINTLY † feignedly, by way of feint or pretense, deceitfully …c1330
 
FEINT – nouns
– FAKE-OUT a feint or bluff; deception; broadly, an unpleasant surprise …1959 Amer. sl.
– OFF-PUT a delay; postponement; a pretense for delay, an evasion; a feint …1730 Sc. & Eng. dial.
feint – verbs 
– FAKE OUT to fool an opponent with a feint; hence, generally, to bluff, to fool; to get the better of; to dupe, to deceive …1949 Amer. sl., orig. football & basketball usage
 
FEISTY – adjectives
– CRUSTY feisty; gruff …Bk2006 US sl.
 
FELICITY – nouns
– HEAVEN a state of bliss or supreme felicity …c1374
– PARADISE a state of supreme bliss or felicity …c1386
 
FELL – verbs
– YAVAL to lay low, to knock down, to fell, to flatten to the ground …1825 Sc.
– YFELL † to strike down, to fell …c893
– YOLL to lay low, to knock down, to fell, to flatten to the ground …1825 Sc.
 
FELLOW – see MAN, PERSON
 
FELON – person (also see CRIMINAL)
– MAGGOT a felon or habitual criminal …1985 Amer. police sl.
 
FELONIOUS – adjectives
– BIG-TIME felonious …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
 
FELONY – nouns
– a felony …1990s US Black sl.
 
FELT – adjectives
– PALPABLE that can be touched, felt, or handled; apprehensible by the sense of touch; tangible, sensible …c1384
– PALPED † felt; apprehended by the touch …1609
 
FEMALE – adjectives
– FEMINATE †* resembling a woman, effeminate; female, feminine …a1533
 
FEMININE – adjectives
– FEMINATE †* resembling a woman, effeminate; female, feminine …a1533
– FEMINILE † peculiar to a woman; feminine …1650
– MASCULO-FEMININE partly masculine and partly feminine …1646
feminine – nouns 
– JANE the embodiment of one’s feminine side …1950s homosexual sl.
feminine – person 
– FAIZART a puny man of feminine appearance; a shameless person …Bk1900 Sc.
– FESART a puny man of feminine appearance; a shameless person …Bk1900 Sc.
– GAL-BOY a feminine young man; hence an effeminate (young) homosexual; a prison catamite …L19 sl.
 
FEMINISM, FEMINIST – person
– AUNT THOMASINA a woman who does not support feminism …1970 US sl.
– AUNT TOM a woman who does not support the roles of feminism …1968 US sl.
– HEDGEHOG a radical feminist …Bk1998 NZ sl.
– HE-MALE a masculine woman, probably a feminist …1911 Aust. sl.
– WOMANIST a Black feminist …Bk2000 US Black sl.
 
FEMINIZE – verbs
– LADY †* to feminize …1656
 
FEN – adjectives
– MEREY full of fens or small sheets of water …1868 Eng. dial.
– PALUDAL pert. to a marsh or fen; produced by or arising from a marsh …1818-20 chiefly medical usage
fen – nouns 
– CARR a pond or pool; a bog or fen; wet boggy ground …c1330 Eng. dial
– PALUDE †* a marsh, a fen …1412-20
– PALUS †* a marsh, a fen; an abyss …1471
– PALUSCHE †* a marsh, a fen; an abyss …1471
 
FENCE – adjectives
– RICK-RACK of fence: laid out in a zigzag pattern …1968 Amer. dial.
fence – nouns 
– BACKBONE FENCE a stake-and-rail fence …1939 Amer. dial.
– BALANCE WALL a stone wall or fence …1931 Amer. dial.
– BALANCED WALL a stone wall or fence …1931 Amer. dial.
– BLIND FENCE a high fence which provides privacy …1967 Amer. dial.
– BRER RABBIT FENCE a fence made of split logs …1968 Amer. dial.
– DEVALL a sunk fence …B1900 Sc.
– DIKE a hedge, a fence …1808 Eng. dial.
– GALLOPING FENCE a fence of rails set in the ground at about 45 degrees, crossing each other at the opposite end; such fences were formerly used on steep hills …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GARTH †* a fence or hedge …a1340
– HAG(G) a hedge or fence …1879 Eng. dial.
– HAW † a hedge or encompassing fence; hence, a piece of ground enclosed or fenced in …c825
– HAY a hedge, a fence …c725 arch. or Eng. dial.
– HAYMENT † a fence or boundary …1770 Eng. dial.
– HEYMENT † a fence or boundary …1770 Eng. dial.
– LONGERS fence-rails …20C Can. sl.
– PALE an area enclosed by a fence; an enclosed place; an enclosure …c1400
– PALIS † 1. a fence of pales, a palisade, paling …a1300
 2. a place enclosed by a palisade or fence; an enclosure …c1420
– PALISADE a fence made of pales or stakes fixed in the ground, forming an enclosure or defense; also, a fence made of iron railings …1600
– PALISADO † a fence made of pales or stakes fixed in the ground, forming an enclosure or defense; also, a fence made of iron railings …1589
– PANE † a section or length of a wall or fence …c1380
– RANGES † a fence, an enclosure …1537
– RICKET FENCE a fence made of split logs …1969 Amer. dial.
– RICKLE a low stone fence built before a drain …Bk1904 Sc.
– SINGLE-SKINNER a single fence …2002 UK sl.
– WALL OF TIMBER † a wooden partition; a fence …1463
fence – person
– PALISER † a maker of palings or fences …1442
fence – verbs 
– BAR † to surround with a barrier or fence …c1430
– GARTH †* to enclose with a fence …1483
– PALE to enclose with pales or a fence; to furnish with a fence …c1330
– PALIS † to surround or enclose with a palisade; to fence in …c1330
– PALISADE to furnish, surround, enclose, or fortify with a palisade; to fence in …1632
– PALISADO † to furnish, surround, enclose, or fortify with a palisade; to fence in …1607
– TINE † to enclose with a hedge or fence; to fence, to hedge in …688-95
 
FENCING – nouns  
– POKER in fencing: any weapon with a stiff, heavy blade …1988 UK sl.
– SKIRMERY †* skirmishing, fighting, fencing …c1450
– VENUE † a thrust or hit in fencing; a stroke or wound with a weapon …1591
– VENY † a hit or thrust in fencing; a wound or blow …1578 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
fencing – person 
– BACK-SWORD a fencer with back-sword ( a sword with only one cutting edge) or single-stick …1656
– BACK-SWORDMAN a fencer with back-sword ( a sword with only one cutting edge) or single-stick …1597
– BACK-SWORDSMAN a fencer with the single-stick or back-sword …Bk1909
– GLADIATOR  a professional swordsman or fencer …1621
– HEARTIST †* a fencer who can pierce or strike the heart …a1640
– SA SA  a nickname for a fencing master …1697
– SA-SA MAN  a nickname for a fencing master …1697
– TEACHER OF FENCE a fencing master …1535
– WARDER  in fencing: one who parries, a fencer …1599
fencing – verbs
– SKIRM † to fence, to skirmish …c1205
– SKIRMISH † to fence; to make flourishes with a weapon …1387
 
FEND OFF – verbs
– FORFEND to avert, to keep away or off, to fend off, to prevent …1382 arch.
– SKONCE AWAY † to ward or fend off …a1779 Sc.
 
FERN – nouns
– MONKEY MEAT the small white edible pods or nuts at the base of the fiddlehead fern …1999 Nova Scotia usage
fern – verbs
– VEERDONS ferns …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
FEROCIOUS – adjectives
– EFFEROUS †* extremely wild, fierce, or savage; cruel, ferocious, violent …1614
– FAROUCHIE  savage, cruel, ferocious …1825 Sc.
– FEROCIENT † ferocious, fierce, savage …1654
– SAVAGE AS A MEAT AXE very angry, and violent, exceedingly savage, ferocious  …1834 Amer. dial.
ferocious – person
– HE-SHARK a ferocious man …1846 US sl.
– MAN-EATER a person who is ferocious, predatory, or the like …1884 Amer. sl.
– MAN-TIGER a man resembling a tiger in ferocity …a1652 nonce word
 
FEROCIOUSLY – adverbs
– MANKINDLY † cruelly, ferociously …1606
 
FEROCITY – nouns
– ACHARNEMENT eagerness for blood, bloodthirsty fury, ferocity …1816
– FERITY the quality of being wild or savage; brutishness; wildness; fierceness; ferocity; barbarous or savage cruelty; of plants: wildness, uncultivated condition …c1534
– TIGERNESS † ferocity …1535
 
FERRET – nouns
– BUCK the male of the ferret …1904
– MONK a ferret …Bk1942 Amer. circus sl.
– RICK the noise made by a polecat or ferret, or by a pheasant when roosting …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
ferret – verbs
– RICK to utter the noise made by a guinea-fowl, polecat, or ferret, or by a pheasant when roosting …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
FERRIS WHEEL – nouns
– FERRY WHEEL a Ferris wheel …1967 Amer. dial.
 
FERRY – nouns
– BARGE † a rowing-boat; a ferry-boat …1470-85
– FARE †* a ferry …1762
– GRIND a ferry …L19 Cambridge University sl.
 
FERTILE – adjectives
– FECUND capable of producing offspring or vegetable growth abundantly; prolific, fertile …c1420
– GROWTHSOME † productive, fertile …1610
– UBEROUS † of places: richly productive; fertile …a1626
fertile – verbs 
– BATTLE † to become fertile and fruitful …1576
 
FERTILITY – nouns
– FECUNDITY of the earth: the quality of producing abundantly; fertility …c1420
– FECUNDNESS the ability to produce an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertility …1727
 
FERTILIZATION – nouns
– FECUNDATION fertilization; impregnation …1541
 
FERTILIZE – verbs
– HEARTEN † to fertilize with manure …1594
 
FERTILIZER – nouns
– TURKEY-TURD BEER a fertilizing mixture made of manure and water …1959 Amer. dial.
 
FERVENCY – nouns
– CANDENCY †* warmth, fervency …1723
 
FERVENT – adjectives
– CANDENT fervent, impassioned …1723
– WARM-BLOODED ardent, fervent, passionate …1831
 
FERVID – adjectives
– GUNG-HO very zealous; totally committed; dedicated; spirited; enthusiastic; wholeheartedly fervid about doing something…1942 US sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage
 
FERVOUR – nouns
– ARDURE † heat of passion or desire, vehemence, ardent desire; warmth of emotion, zeal, fervour, eagerness, enthusiasm …01386
 
FESTER – nouns
– DEG(G) of a sore: to run, to ooze; to fester …1859 Eng. dial.  
– RANGLE a wound, fester; a wearisome, rankling pain …B1900 Eng. dial.
fester – verbs 
– BEAL † to suppurate, to fester; to cause to swell; to raise the flesh in blisters …1611 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BEIL to fester …Bk1911 Sc.
– CANKER to fester …1879 Eng. dial.
– ETTER to fester, to emit purulent matter …Bk1900 Sc.
 
FESTERED – adjectives
– AMPERED poisoned, festered; decayed …1885 Eng. dial.
– BEALED festered; infected; abscessed …1790 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– CANKERED of a wound or sore: inflamed, festered; of the teeth: decayed …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
FESTERING – adjectives
– ETTERING festering …1822 Sc.
– RANCOROUS † of a wound or sore: festering, inflamed, full of corruption, suppurating …1660
– RANK corrupt, foul; festering …1579
festering – nouns
– GAGGER a large, festering sore …1866 Sc.
– RANCOURING † suppuration, festering …1567
– RANKLE †* a festering sore …c1380
 
FESTIVAL, FESTIVITY – adjectives
– LUSTY of singing, music, festivities: merry, cheerful …1430-40 arch.
festival, festivity – nouns
– BEANO a festive entertainment frequently terminating in a noisy frolic or spree; a large meal …1888 sl.
– BLOW-OUT a great display; a festive occasion; a drinking bout …1821 sl.
– BOTTLING a festivity; a gathering of friends invited to a wedding …Bk1911 Sc.
– DAN LENO a festive event; a jollification, esp. a coach trip to the seaside …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘beano’
– FEAST † rejoicing, festivity …c1300
– FEST an informal meeting or celebration; a festival; usually used in combinations, as talkfest …1910 Amer. dial.
– GAUD † a festivity, rejoicing …1571
– GAUDY † rejoicing, joy; a festival, merry-making …1535
– GAUDY-DAY a day of rejoicing, a festival or gala day …1567
– GAWD † a festivity, rejoicing …1571
– GAWDY-DAY a day of rejoicing, a festival or gala day …1567
– JAUL, JAWL a party; a festival or other social occasion …1970s S. Afr.
– JOL a party; a festival or other social occasion …1970s S. Afr.
– LET-OFF a display of festivity, a festive gathering …1827
– MAIN-BREW a festivity; jollification …1859 Eng. dial.
– MANGERY † a banquet; a ceremonial feast; a series of festivities …a1300
– MARDLE a festive meeting; a drinking bout …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLD DAY the day after a festivity when no work is done …Bk1905 Sc.
– REVEL-ROUT † uproarious revelry; boisterous merriment; tumultuous festivity; an occasion of revelling, a revel; a rough, noisy, and indecent gathering or carouse …a1553 arch. or obs.
– ROOTY-TOOTY a fête, a festivity …1887 Eng. dial.
– TIDE an annual feast or festivity; a fair …1865 Eng. dial.
– WAKE † the vigil or eve of a festival, and the observances belonging to this …a1500 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
FESTIVE – adjectives
– CELEBRIOUS † of a ceremony, festival, etc.: attended or observed by throngs; festive …1555
– FEASTLY †* festive, fond of feasting, jolly …c1385
– FESTIVOUS festive, jovial, merry, gay, mirthful …1654
– GAUDIOUS † festive, joyful …1570
 
FETCH – verbs
– FANG † to reach; to fetch …c1730 Eng. dial.
– FETCH A LACE OF ANYTHING to go for and bring back any article …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAIT to look for, to seek, to search for; to seek and bring with one, to fetch …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SHAG to chase, to fetch; to retrieve stray balls; to run an errand …1910 Amer. dial.
 
FETCHED – adjectives
– YFET † brought, carried, fetched; acquired …c893
 
FETID – adjectives
– FECULENT of the nature of faeces or dregs; abounding with sediment or impurities; laden or polluted with filth; foul, fetid …1471
– OLD musty, rotten; fetid …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLID having a strong disagreeable smell; fetid, rank …1680
– OLIDOUS †* having a strong, disagreeable smell; fetid, rank, stinking …1646
– OONGIE close and fetid …1929 Sc.
 
FETTER – nouns  (also see HANDCUFF)
– ABBEY CLOGS chains or fetters worn by a criminal …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– BAND anything with which one’s body or limbs are bound, in restraint of personal liberty; a shackle, chain, fetter, manacle …c1200 arch.
– BASIL † an ‘iron’ or fetter fastened round the ankle of a prisoner …1592
– BEND † a band, bond, or fetter …c890
– BRACELETS wrist fetters …17C sl.
– CLINKERS chains and fetters worn by imprisoned felons …L17 sl.
– CUFFS wrist fetters …17C sl.
– DARBIES a set of handcuffs or fetters; shackles …1665 UK sl.. orig. criminals’ usage
– DARBIES AND JOANS fetters coupling two persons …c1735 sl.
– DARBY AND JOAN fetters coupling two persons …Bk1896 sl.
– FETTLE a fetter …1932 Amer. dial.
– GARNISH fetters …1755 prison sl.
– GARTERS fetters, irons …1769 nautical sl.
– GYVE a shackle, esp. for the leg; a fetter …c1275 arch.
– IRONS fetters …1888 sl.
– KING’S PLATE chains, fetters …E19 sl.
– RACKAN † a chain, a fetter …c888
– RACKLEBAN † a fetter …1893 Sc.
– SAUSAGES fetters …M19 sl.
– SLANGS fetters; leg-irons …c1810 cant
fetter – verbs
– BEND † to put in bonds, to fetter …1036
– FASTEN † to make fast in fetters; to set fast, to render unable to move …a1000
– GARNISH to fit with fetters …1755 sl.
– GARTER to fetter …1604
– GYVE to fetter, to shackle …c1290
– HAMSHACKLE to fetter, to curb, to restrain …1802
– ILLIGATE †* to bind or fetter; to bind with a spell …1658
– IMMANACLE to put manacles on; to handcuff; to fetter …1634
 
FEVER – adjectives
– ARRESTED BY THE BAILIFF OF MARSHAM stricken with the fever (see noun) …17C  sl.
– FEBRICITANT * affected with fever, feverish …1599
– FEBRICOSE feverish …1879
– FEBRICULOSE having a slight fever …1727
– FEBRICULOUS †* slightly feverish …1656
– FEBRIENT †* feverish, sickening of a fever …1651
– FEBRIFIC feverish …1749
– FEBRILE pert. to fever, feverish …1666
– FEBRILOUS †* pert. to fever; feverish …1651
– PUKKA † of a fever: severe, malignant …M18
fever – nouns 
– BAILIFF OF MARSHAM the ague or malarial fever …17C sl.
– BUCKAGERS severe chills and fever …1906 Amer. dial.
– BUCK-AGGERS severe chills and fever …1906 Amer. dial.
– BUCKS severe chills with fever …1906 Amer. dial.
– FALL FEVER typhoid fever; any remittent fever …1774
– FEBRICITATION †* the state of being in a fever, feverishness …1584
– FEBRICITY the state of having a fever or being feverish …1873
– FEBRICULOSITY * feverishness …1727
– FEBRILITY feverishness …1873
– FEBRIS † a fever …1483
– HARM any contagious or epidemic disease, not distinguished by a specific name; a fever …1825 Eng. dial.
fever – person
– FEBRICITANT † one who is affected with fever …1541
fever – verbs 
– FEBRICITATE † to be ill of a fever …1656
 
FEW – adjectives
– NOT ENOUGH TO DUST A FIDDLE very few, not much …1907 Amer. dial.
– THIN few, scarce …1853 Sc.
few – nouns 
– DEVIL A MANY not many, a few …1891 Sc.
– PUCKLE a small quantity of anything; an indefinite amount, a few …B1900 Sc.
– QUAW-THREE one or two; a few …1844 Sc.
 
FEWNESS – nouns
– RARENESS †* thinness; fewness, scantiness …1588