Reverse Dictionary: FIN – FIQ


FIN – NOUNS
– a fin • FANG Bk1900 Eng. dial.


FINAGLE – VERBS
– to finagle; to cheat one; to engage in devious or underhanded activities • SMOUCH 1840 Amer. dial.
– to finagle; to cheat one; to engage in devious or underhanded activities • SMOUGE 1840 Amer. dial.


FINAL, FINALITY, FINALLY – ADJECTIVES
– final, last • FAG-END 1885 sl.
– tending to produce some final result • ULTIMATIVE 1885 rare
– ultimate, final • ULTIM  • ULTIME 1626 obs.
 
FINAL etc. – ADVERBS
– finally • AT LONG 1820 Sc.
– finally, at last • AT THE LONG LENGTH 1866 Eng. dial.
– finally, at the last minute • IN THE HEEL OF THE HUNT Irish
– finally, in the end • AT LONG AND AT LAST 1892 Sc.
– finally, in the end • FINALLY AT LAST 1922 Amer. dial.
– finally, in the end • IN THE LAST 1607 obs. rare
 finally; in the end, at last • AFINE c1325 obs.
 
FINAL etc. – PHRASES
– a term of finality, that’s all there is • THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE 1940s sl., orig. US military usage
 
FINAL etc. – NOUNS
– a final turn or opportunity • LAST LICKS 
– final lot or destiny • ULTIMATUM 1861 rare
– the final issue or development; the act or process of brining to an ultimate result • ULTIMATION 1791
– the final or end development; the last of a series; the last word • OMEGA 1651
– the final part; the end • A-END 1942 Brit. sl.
– the final part; the end • ARSE END 1942 Brit. sl.
– the final point or limit • ULTIMO 1622 obs.
– the final point or limit • ULTIMUM 1649 obs.
– the final point or ultimate development of an action or thing; the last stage • ULTIMITY 1613 rare
– the final state of a period or activity • LAST KNOCKINGS 20C


FINANCE(S), FINANCIAL – ADJECTIVES
– ALL TO HELL financially ruined …19C sl.
– BROKE TO THE WORLD ruined financially, bankrupt; penniless …1918
– BUSTED burst, broken; bankrupt or ruined …1881 US colloq.
– BUSTED-UP burst, broken; bankrupt or ruined …a1909 US colloq.
– FAST in financial difficulties …M19 sl.
– IN HOCK in debt; in financial difficulty …1926 sl.
– IN QUEER STREET in debt; in financial trouble …1886 sl.
– IN THE RED in debt; in financial difficulty …1926 sl.
– ON ONE’S ASS in financial or other ruin; helpless …c1917 Amer. sl.
– ON THE ROCKS short of money; destitute; in financial trouble …1889 colloq.
– PAID financially stable if not wealthy …1998 US sl.
– TIGHT in financial difficulties, hard up; of money: scarce …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIGHTISH in financial straits, wanting money …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
FINANCE(S) etc. – ADVERBS
– ‘in relation to the purse’ • CRUMENICALLY 1825 humorous usage
 
FINANCE(S) etc. – NOUNS
– ALTAMEL;  ALTEMAL a financial summary or account produced without detail and demanded as a lump sum …L17 sl.
– BLOW CARD any useless thing or condition; financial embarrassment …Bk1914 criminals’ sl. 
– BURSTING a financial break-down …1834
– MOUSE HOUSE a finance company …1975 US sl.
– PIECE financial interest in a business, etc. …1929
– PIECE OF THE ACTION financial interest in a business, etc. …1929
– RAKE-IN the financial results of an enterprise …1947 US sl.
– SHORT STREET an imaginary street where people in financial difficulty are supposed to reside …1920
– THE TIGHTS 1970s US sl. – a penniless or financially grim condition
 
FINANCE(S) etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BROKER someone who is usually having financial problems; a poor person …L19 sl., orig. Aust.
– DOT-AND-CARRY-ONE a nickname for a person involved in finance or financial calculations …1822 obs. rare
– MONEY-MAN a financier or backer; a financial expert …1662
 
FINANCE(S) etc. – PHRASES
 in financial difficulties • AT STAINES  E19 sl.
 in financial difficulties • AT THE BUSH E19 sl.
 one is in a state of financial embarrassment; one is in exile or in hiding • ONE’S BACK IS AT THE WALL 1825 Sc.
 
FINANCE(S) etc. – VERBS
– ANGEL to finance …1929 Amer. sl., esp. theatre usage
– THE ARSE DROPS OUT OF of a financial venture: to fail dismally …1969 Aust. sl.
– THE ARSE FALLS OUT OF of a financial venture: to fail dismally …1969 Aust. sl.
– CATCH A COLD to lose out financially, possibly after purchasing a supposed ‘bargain’, which proves to be otherwise …L18 sl.
– CATCH COLD to lose out financially, possibly after purchasing a supposed ‘bargain’, which proves to be otherwise …L18 sl.
– FEEL THE DRAUGHT to feel the adverse effects of changed, esp. financial, conditions …colloq.
– FEEL THE PINCH to feel the adverse effects of changed, esp. financial, conditions …colloq.
– HIT THE SKIDS to enter in a period of economic decline …1920s sl., orig. US
– TAKE THE KNOCK to suffer financial losses, often in gambling …L19 sl.
– TAP to exhaust one’s finances …1910s US sl.
– TAP OUT to come to the end of one’s finances …1930s sl., orig. US


FINCH – NOUNS
– a finch • OLF 1882 Eng. dial.


FIND – ADJECTIVES
– difficult to find • FAR TO SEEK 1822 Eng. dial.
– very hard to find • HARD TO FIND AS DOG’S EGGS 1973 Amer. dial.

FIND – NOUNS
– NOSE an innate ability to find things …1875 UK sl.
– PUNT AROUND an attempt to find someone or something …1970s sl.

FIND – VERBS
– BEFIND to find, to discover …c1200 obs.
– CHASE UP to make efforts to find or obtain quickly …1950s sl.
– DIG OUT to research and discover; to find and obtain …1611 UK sl.
– DIG UP to research and discover; to find and obtain …1611 UK sl.
– FANG to find …1842 Eng. dial.
– FIND AN ELEPHANT IN THE MOON to find something that seems like a great discovery, but it’s  not …c1670
– HIT to find, to meet …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LAIT to look or search for; to seek, to try to find …a1300 obs.
– RUN TO EARTH to find someone after searching
– SCARE UP to pick up, to find …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– SCOUR to discover, to find, to lay hands on …1864 Sc.
– YFIND to find …c950 obs.


FIND OUT – ADJECTIVES
– HEURISTIC serving to find out or discover something …E19

FIND OUT – VERBS
– ART to find out; to discover …Bk1898 Sc.
– BOWL OUT to find out, to be found out …E19 sl.
– DECIPHER to find out, to discover, to detect …1528 obs.
– FIND UP to discover, to find out …1969 Amer. dial.
– UNDERFIND to discover something secret; to find out …B1900 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
to find out, to discover AFIND a1000 obs.


FINE (good, excellent) – ADJECTIVES
– ABOUT HALF feeling fine, relatively happy …1960s sl.
– ACES first-rate; quite satisfactory; fine; tops …1901 US. sl.
– ACES AND EIGHTS first-rate, quite satisfactory; fine, tops …1920 US sl.
– ACES-UP fine, preeminent; in high favour …1902 US sl.
– AIGHT all right, satisfactory, good, fine; well, in good health or order …1993 US colloq.
– ALAGAZAM excellent, fine …1914 Amer. dial.
– ANXIOUS good; fine …1940s African-American sl.
– BEATENEST finest; very exceptional …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– BEL fair, fine, beautiful …c1314 obs.
– BLIP fine; good …1930s African-American sl.
– BONNYLIKE good to look at; fine as to appearance …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRA’ fine …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAW fine, gaily dressed; handsome …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRICKISH jolly, fine …1856 sl.
– BULLY fine, excellent, grand …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– BUNKUM excellent, fine, first-rate, esp. of food; strong; healthy …1834 Amer. dial.
– BUNKUMSQUINT fine, excellent, first-rate, esp. of food; strong; healthy …1911 Amer. dial.
– CAKE fine, pleasing …1940s sl.
– CALLAWAMPUS big, fine, stout, grand …1940s W. Indies sl.
– CASMALA fine, excellent, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CATISH fine, elegant, stylish; beautiful …1890 Amer. dial.
– CHRISTMAS fine, admirable …1960s NZ sl.
– CLASSY stylish, fine, neat, trim …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– COOL excellent, great, fine …1933 sl., orig. African-American
– COPACETIC fine; completely satisfactory; OK …1915 Amer. sl.
– CORKING fine, excellent, very pleasing …1895 sl.
– DAINTY pleasant, agreeable, fine, handsome …c1340 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DANDY fancy; fashionable; hence, splendid, first-rate, excellent, fine; very good of its kind …1792 colloq., orig. US
– DARBY excellent; wonderful, first-rate; great; good; fine …1918 US sl.
– DENTY pleasant, agreeable; worthy, excellent; fine, handsome; plump and thriving, as regarding a child …a1698 Sc.
– DITZY admirable, fine, first-class …1975 Amer. dial.
– EXPOLAGOLLUCIOUS splendid, very fine, elegant …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– EXTRA-SPECIAL exceptionally good or fine …colloq.
– FAB delightful, wonderful, fine, very good, excellent, fabulous …1957 Amer. sl.
– FASSY smart, fine, fashionable …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FINE AS A FIDDLE very fine; in excellent health or spirits …1836 Amer. dial.
– FINE AS FEATHERS in good shape; just right; fine …1967 Amer. dial.
– FINE AS GNAT’S WHISKERS very fine …c1960 Amer. dial.
– FINELY fine, very good …1859 Amer. dial.
– FINER THAN FROG HAIR fine; good …Bk2006 US sl.
– FLIPPERCANORIOUS fine, grand …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FLY fine; good …20C teen & high school sl.
– FRESH excellent; fine; very good; great, superb …1984 sl., orig. US rap musician’s usage
– GALLANT excellent, splendid, fine, grand …1539 rare
– GALLOPTIOUS splendid, fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GALLOWS very great, excellent, fine, first-rate …1789 Eng. dial. & sl.
– GALLUS very great, excellent, fine, absolute …M16
– GAY brilliantly good; excellent, fine …c1470 obs.
– GIM smart, spruce, fine, neat, pretty …1513 obs. exc. Eng dial.
– GLOBSLOPTIOUS splendid, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOBERSLOPTIOUS splendid, fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOBSLOPTIOUS splendid, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOLOPTIOUS fine, splendid, delicious, luscious …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GRANDACIOUS fine, very grand …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GRANDILIOUS splendid, fine, grand …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GREAT excellent, very good, fine, admirable …E19 colloq.
– GUMPTIOUS splendid, fine, excellent, first-rate …1916 Amer. dial.
– HARD good, excellent, fine…1960 Amer. dial.
– HOKEY-DOKEY good, fine, acceptable …1930s US sl.
– HUNKEY very fine, just the thing …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HUNKUM-BUNKUM very fine, excellent, good, splendid …1908 Amer. dial
– HUNKY DORY satisfactory, fine …1861 US sl.
– HYPERFIRMACIOUS fine, splendid, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– IMMENSE superlatively good, fine, splendid …1762 sl.
– JIM-DANDY very fine …1888 Amer. sl.
– KATISH fine, elegant, stylish; beautiful …1981 Amer. dial.
– KITASH fine, elegant, stylish; beautiful …1967 Amer. dial.
– LAPLOLLY splendid, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LARGE fine, pleasant, enjoyable, lively …1896 Amer. dial.
– LARGE-SIZED of an activity or period of time: fine, very enjoyable, exciting; very active …1874 Amer. sl. obs.
– MAGNIFICAL grand, fine, magnificent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAGNOLIOUS very fine, magnificent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– MIGHTY very fine or gay …1876 Eng. dial.
– OK COAKLEY;  OK KOAKLEY fine, good, satisfactory …1920s US sl.
– OKEY-DOKE satisfactory, correct, good, fine, acceptable …1932 sl., orig. US
– PEACHES fine, excellent …1910s US sl.
– PEACHY excellent, fine, splendid …1900 colloq.
– PERSKWEE splendid, fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RARE a general term of approval: splendid, excellent, fine, great, grand, first-rate; also in ironic negative use …1596 colloq.
– RASPING large, heavy; fine, excellent …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RATTLING-GOOD splendid, fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RIGHT AS NAILS perfectly fine; in good condition; healthy …1894
– RORTY fine, splendid, jolly; of the very best …c1864 sl.. orig. Londoner’s sl.
– SCALLYWHAMPUS splendid, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUM fine, excellent, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMBOTIOUS first-class, wonderful, excellent, fine, delightful; often but not always used of food …1910s sl.
– SCRUMDIFFEROUS very fine, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMDOODLE very fine, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMDUMPISH fine, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMMY excellent, fine …1915 UK sl.
– SCRUMPTEDIDLEOUS excellent, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCRUMPTIOUS first-rate, excellent, delightful, fine; …M19 sl., orig. US
– SHARP excellent, fine; impressive …sl., orig. US
– SKEWGEE fine, correct, as it should be, all right …1896 Amer. dial.
– SKEWVEE fine, correct, as it should be, all right …1892 Amer. dial.
– SKOOKUM strong, big, powerful; good, fine, satisfactory …1894 Amer. dial.
– SKRUGEE fine, correct, as it should be, all right …1905 Amer. dial.
– SLOBBERGULLUIOUS splendid, very fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SLOPERGLOBTIOUS fine, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SMACKING unusually large or fine …L19 now colloq. & Eng. dial.
– SNIPTIOUS fine, attractive, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SPANDY very good or fine; smart …M19 US colloq.
– SPANKING outstanding, fine, large, smart, etc. …Bk1913 colloq.
– SPIFFY very fine, attractive, splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SPLASHING fine, excellent, first-rate …L19 sl.
– SPLASHY fine, excellent, first-rate …L19 sl.
– SPLENDIFEROUS splendid, fine, brilliant, gorgeous …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SQUEACHY fine, correct, as it should be, all right …1916 Amer. dial.
– SQUEEGEE fine, correct, as it should be, all right …1905 Amer. dial.
– SUPERBAGNAMIOUS excellent, very fine, great …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERGLOBBERSLOPTIOUS very fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERGLOBSLOPTIOUS very fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERGOBOSNOPTIOUS very fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERGOBSLOPTIOUS very fine, excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERLOBGOSHIOUS delicious, first-class, excellent, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERRUMDIFFEROUS splendid, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SUPERSPADRATIC splendid, very fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SWELLDIFFEROUS swell, elegant, fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SWELLEGANT very fine, beautiful …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SWELLELEGANT very fine, beautiful …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SWUZZY fine, attractive, admirable …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TALL comely, goodly, fair, handsome; elegant, fine …c1450 obs.
– TIPPY in the height of fashion; smart, fine, fashionable …1810 obs.
– TOPGALLANT excellent, grand, fine …1613
– TWANGING exceptionally fine or good …1616 colloq. obs.
– VADY gay or fine in appearance …1805 Sc.
– VAGE fine, handsome …1604 obs. rare
– VALIANT of material things: fine, splendid …1604 obs.
– VAUDIE;  VAUDY gay or fine in appearance …1805 Sc.
– WALLIE;  WALLY handsome, fine; large, ample …1500-20 Sc.
– WALLY-DYE fine, splendid …1818 Sc.
– WALY handsome, fine; large, ample …1500-20 Sc.
– ZOOLY 1960s US teen sl. – fine, good, exciting
– CRACKER 1964 sl., chiefly NZ – fine, excellent; exceptional of its kind
– ALL HUNK M19 sl. – satisfactory, fine
– PEARCE 1805 Eng. dial. – fine, showy, extraordinary; well-dressed; said of clothes
 
FINE (good, excellent) – INTERJECTIONS & PHRASES
– ALLERICKSTIX all right, fine …1890 US sl.
– ALL FRUITS RIPE everything is fine …1980s W. Indies & UK Black teen sl.
– ALL GOOD everything is fine …1990s US Black teen sl.
– BOB’S YOUR UNCLE everything is fine …1937 sl.
– EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING everything is fine …1960s US teen & W. Indies sl.
 
FINE (good, excellent) – NOUNS
– BEANER something fine or excellent …1911 Amer. dial.
– BEAUT something fine or splendid …1896 US sl.
– CRACKER something exceptionally good or fine of its type …colloq.
– DAINTY anything estimable, choice, fine, pleasing, or delightful; hence, occasionally, a luxury, a rarity …1340 obs.
– DANDY anything superlatively fine, neat, or dainty …1837-40 sl. or colloq.
– DINGCLICKER an unusually fine or pleasing person or thing …1914 Amer. dial.
– DOODLE something fine, splendid, or pleasing …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HARKER a fine, strong person or thing …1914 Amer. dial.
– HUMDINGER a remarkable, excellent, or outstanding person or thing; something exciting or thrilling; something or someone very fine or splendid; a stylish person …1905 sl., orig. US
– JIM-SLICKER an unusually fine or pleasing person or thing …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LALAPALOOZA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALAPOLOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALAPOOZER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALLAPALOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALLAPALOOSER something or someone pleasing, splendid, stylish, or fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LALLAPALOOTZA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLAPALOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLLAPALOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLLOPALOUSER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLLYPALOOZER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– MASH a term of admiration for anything fine, esp. of dress …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PEACHAMAROOT someone or something very fine or splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHAROONEY something splendid or fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHERINE one who has attractive qualities; anything especially choice …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHERINO something very fine or splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RARE DEED great, fine, or extraordinary doings …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RUBY-DAZZLER an excellent thing; something exceptionally fine …1941 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SALT a fine example …M19 sl.
– SPANKER something outstandingly fine or large …colloq.
– TWANKER a large, bulky person; anything specially large or fine …1828 Eng. dial.
– CROWN JEWELS 1646 – particularly fine or precious things; the best
– SOMETHING ON A STICK 1934 Amer. dial. – an important or consequential person or thing; a big deal; something unusually fine or valuable
 
FINE (good, excellent) – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAWCOCK a fine fellow; a good fellow; a jolly fellow; a burlesque term of endearment …1599 arch.
– BEANER something or somebody who is fine or excellent …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CANDY a showy, stylish person; a dandy; a fine fellow; a favourite …1935 Amer. dial.
– CANDYKID a fine fellow; a showy, stylish person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CANDYMAN a fine fellow; a showy, stylish person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– DAISY-CUTTER a fine fellow …1840 US sl.
– DINGCLICKER an unusually fine or pleasing person or thing …1914 Amer. dial.
– FLY MINK a sexually attractive woman; a fine woman …Bk2006 US sl.
– HARKER a fine, strong person or thing …1914 Amer. dial.
– HORSE a fine or remarkable specimen; one who exhibits extraordinary ability at something …1955 Amer. sl.
– HOSS a fine or remarkable specimen; one who exhibits extraordinary ability at something …1858 Amer. sl.
– HUMDINGER a remarkable, excellent, or outstanding person or thing; something exciting or thrilling; something or someone very fine or splendid; a stylish person …1905 sl., orig. US
– JIM-SLICKER an unusually fine or pleasing person or thing …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LALAPALOOZA;  LALAPOLOOSA;  LALLAPALOOSA;  LALLAPALOOSER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALAPOOZER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALLAPALOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LALLAPALOOTZA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLAPALOOSA;  LOLLAPALOOSA an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLLOPALOUSER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– LOLLYPALOOZER an exceptionally fine, remarkable or unusual person or thing …1896 Amer. dial.
– NICEBECETUR a fine, dainty, or fashionable girl or woman …c1520 obs.
– NICEBICE a dainty, fine, or fashionable girl or woman …1595 obs. rare
– NICE CUP OF TEA a very fine fellow …1889 Eng. dial.
– PEACHAMAROOT someone or something very fine or splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHAROONEY something splendid or fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHERINE one who has attractive qualities; anything especially choice …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PEACHERINO something or someone very fine or splendid …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RIPPER a fine woman; anything of particular excellence …1851 sl.
– TEARER a fine fellow …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
– TRUMP a fine person; a ‘brick’ …1819 colloq.
– WIND DO TWIRL a fine girl …Bk1865 rhyming sl. 
– CUTTER 1911 Amer. dial. – a fine or good fellow
 
FINE (good, excellent) – VERBS
– FINIFY to make fine, to adorn …1847 Amer. dial.
– QUAINT to adorn, to make fine or beautiful …1483 obs.


FINE (thin, narrow) – ADJECTIVES
– RAISE-VELVET superfine …1603 obs. rare


FINE (judicial) – NOUNS
– CALVIN KLEIN a judicial fine …1990s rhyming sl.

FINE (judicial) – VERBS
– KNOCK BACK to fine someone …1910s sl.


FINELY – ADVERBS
– BONNY prettily, finely, well …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAVELIES very well, finely, prosperously …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLIES well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLINS well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLY well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– DAISY admirably, excellently, in a fine manner …L19 US sl.
– DEARLY in a precious, worthy, or excellent manner; worthily, choicely, finely, richly …a1000 obs.
– RARELY unusually or remarkably well; finely, splendidly, beautifully …1590
– TOPLY finely …1782 Sc.
– WALLIE;  WALLY finely …1535 Sc.
– SMICKLY c1639 obs. rare – elegantly, finely


FINERY – NOUNS
– AFTERCLAPS superfluous finery …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAWDRY finery …a1529 obs.
– BRAVITY fine show, display, finery …Bk1911 Sc.
– DANGLEMENTS fringes, tassels, the hanging appendages of a garment; finery …1855 Eng. dial.
– DING-DANGLES hanging beads or other finery …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DING-DOULERS finery in dress …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FALDERAL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …c1820
– FALDERDAL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
– FALDERMENT finery, useless ornaments of dress …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FALLAL a piece of finery or frippery, a showy adornment in dress; usually plural usage …a1706
– FALLALDERMENT finery, ornaments of dress …1877 Eng. dial.
– FALLALERY tawdry finery; gaudy ornament …1833
– FALLALS finery, trumpery ornaments, trifles, gewgaws …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FEGARY a gewgaw; a trifle; finery in dress …E18 Eng. dial. & colloq. rare
– FLUBDUB a bit of finery, ornamentation …1915 Amer. dial.
– FLUMMADIDDLE a bauble, a bit of finery …1882 Amer. dial.
– FOL-DE-ROLL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
– FOLDIDOL a gewgaw, a trifle, a useless ornament; finery …1828 Eng. dial.
– GANGERY finery …1872 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– GAUD a plaything, a toy; also, something gaudy; a showy ornament, a piece of finery; a gewgaw …c1430 
– GAUDERY gaudy or showy decoration, ostentatious show; finery, fine clothes; also, a fine or gaudy thing, a piece of finery …1597-8
– GAUDY-SHOP a shop for finery …1620 obs.
– GAWD a plaything, a toy; also, something gaudy; a showy ornament, a piece of finery; a gewgaw …c1430 
– ITEMS trifles, finery …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MONKEY-TRAPS female finery, to ‘catch’ men …c1930 sl.
– QUAINTRY finery …1483 obs. rare
– TANCHIMENTS frippery; articles of finery; fanciful appliances …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANGLEMENTS fanciful appliances; frippery; articles of female finery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANKLEMENTS implements; litter; small ornaments; articles of finery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANKLIMENTS implements; litter; small ornaments; articles of finery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAWDRY cheap finery; cheap, sham jewellery …1876 Eng. dial.
– TEWTRUMS odds and ends; pieces of finery; all sorts of small tools …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TRINKUM-TRANKUMS trinkets, gewgaws; odd matters of finery, as ribbons, etc. …1718 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WALLIES finery …1813 Sc.
– WALLY-DYE a toy, a knickknack, a trifle, a piece of ornamentation or finery …1802 Sc.
– WHILLY-WALLIES;  WILLY-WALLIES fine clothes, finery …1747 Sc.
– FEGARIES 1808 Sc. & Eng. dial. – finery, superfluous adornments, fanciful attire
– FEGRIM 1766 Sc. obs. – a whim. a vagary; finery
– FIGARIES 1808 Sc. & Eng. dial. – finery, superfluous adornments, fanciful attire
– FIGARIMENTS Bk1900 Eng. dial. – fanciful attire, finery, superfluous adornments


FINEST – ADJECTIVES
–  finest, best; excellent; first-rate • CRACK 1793 colloq.

FINEST – NOUNS
– the finest, the best, the most exciting • THE MOST 1953 sl., orig. US
– the finest, the best, the most exciting • THE MOST ON TOAST 1953 sl., orig. US


FINGER – ADJECTIVES
– FLY of the fingers: dexterous, nimble, skilful …1834
 
FINGER – NOUNS
– ACME WRINGER the finger …1988 Sc. rhyming sl.
– ARROW FINGER either of the fingers used to draw a bow; specifically, the index finger …1875
– BERRY-BARN the third finger …1870 Sc.
– BONE the middle finger raised in a gesture, meaning, roughly, “fuck you!” …1957 US sl.
– CANT-HOOKS the fingers …19C Eng. dial. obs.
– CUNT-HOOKS the fingers …L18 Brit. cant
– CURNIE-WURNIE a nursery term for the little finger …19C Sc.
– DABS the fingers …L18 sl.
– DIGIT a finger or toe
– DIVERS the fingers …M19 sl.
– EAR-FINGER the little finger, often put in the air …c1000 obs.
– FANG a finger …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FEEBLE MAN the third or ring finger …1950 Amer. dial.
– FINGERLING a nickname for the little finger …1950 Amer. dial.
– FISH-HOOKS fingers …M19 sl.
– FORKS the fingers …a1700 sl.
– GRUB HOOKS fingers or hands …1923 Amer. sl.
– HAFFLE a rag tied round an injured finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LEAN AND LINGER a finger …1929 US rhyming sl.
– LEECH the finger next to the little finger …c1290 obs.
– LEECH-FINGER the finger next to the little finger …c1000 obs.
– LEEMAN the ring finger …1950 Amer. dial.
– LICK-POT the first finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LING FINGER the ring finger …1946 Amer. dial.
– LINGMAN the ring finger …1972 Amer. dial.
– LITTLE JACK the little finger …1950 Amer. dial.
– LITTLEMAN the little finger …1972 Amer. dial.
– LONG FINGER the middle finger …1946 Amer. dial.
– LONGMAN the middle finger …1950 Amer. dial.
– LUNCH HOOKS the hand or fingers …L19 sl., orig. US
– MANLY-WARRINGAHS fingers …1990s Aust. rhyming sl.
– MARRIAGE FINGER the finger on which the wedding-ring is placed …1711 obs.
– MAULEY;  MAULIE;  MAWLEY a finger; usually used in plural …M19 sl.
– MAULS the hands; the fingers …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEATHOOK a finger …1942 Amer. sl.
– MIDDLEMAN the middle finger …1987 Amer. dial.
– MID-FINGER the middle finger …1900 Sc.
– MINIMUS the little finger, the little toe …1881
– MORLEY a finger; usually used in plural …M19 sl.
– MUCK-FORKS the fingers …M19 sl.
– MUD HOOK a finger; usually used in the plural …1968 Can. sl.
– NAIL the measure of the middle finger from the knuckle to the tip, given as eight to a yard, i.e. 4½ inches …1963 Sc.
– NAIL-BEARERS the fingers …Bk1902 sl.
– NAMELESS FINGER the middle finger …1584 obs.
– NEB the tip of a finger or toe …1767 Sc.
– NO FINGER. the ring finger …1972 Amer. dial.
– OAKABELL the fourth finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OKABELL the fourth finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ONKA a finger …Aust. rhyming sl. (Onkaparinga – the propriety name of a blanket)
– ONKAPARINGA a finger …Aust. rhyming sl. (Onkaparinga – the propriety name of a blanket)
– PADDLE the fingers …M19 sl.
– PINKIE;  PINKY the little finger …1808 sl., chiefly N. Amer. & Sc.
– PIRLIE a child’s name for the little finger …B1900 Sc.
– POINTER the index finger …1975 Amer. dial.
– POINTER-MAN the index finger …1987 Amer. dial.
– POINT-FINGER the index finger …1975 Amer. dial.
– POPPERS the fingers …1940s US Black sl.
– POTLICKER the index finger …1972 Amer. dial.
– RING-MAN the ring finger …1544 sl.
– SCRAB a thin, shrivelled limb or finger …Bk1904 Sc.
– SHIT-HOOKS the fingers; the hands …Bk2006 US sl.
– TALLMAN the middle finger …1887 Amer. dial.
– TALON the grasping fingers or hands of humans …1588
– TEN-BONES the ten fingers …c1485 obs.
– THUMB-FINGER the thumb …1856 Eng. dial.
– TOMMY-THIBEL the first finger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOM THUMB the thumb …1972 Amer. dial.
– WAIST AND LINGER a finger …20C rhyming sl.
– WAIT AND LINGER the finger …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– YARK the space between the forefinger and thumb …1908 Sc.
– YARKEN the space between the forefinger and thumb; the hollow of the foot between the heel and great toe; the grasp of the hand …Bk1905 Sc.
– YARKIN the space between the forefinger and thumb …a1838 Sc.
– the index or middle finger DOG FINGER 1926 Amer. dial.
– the fingers FIVES 1973 US sl.
– FANG 1830 sl. – a finger
– LUNCH HOOK 1896 Amer. dial. – a hand or finger
– ONKA Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl. (Onkaparinga) – a finger
– ONKAPARINGA Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl. – a finger (Onkaparinga – a river in South Australia)
 
FINGER – VERBS
– FLIP THE BIRD to give someone the finger …M20 US sl.
– NABBLE to use the fingers deftly …1963 Sc.
– PADDLE to finger idly, playfully, or fondly …1611 obs.
– PALM;  PAUM to lay hands on; to finger; to handle awkwardly; to maul …1827 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– POP to snap one’s fingers; to crack one’s knuckles …1928 Amer. dial.
– THRUM to twirl the fingers in an awkward, shy manner …Bk1905 Sc.
– THRUMBLE to press or rub between the finger and thumb; to finger, to handle over-much or awkwardly…1632 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 TWITTER 1853 rare – to twiddle or move about the fingers or thumbs


FINGERNAIL – ADJECTIVES
– IN MOURNING having dirty fingernails …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
FINGERNAIL – NOUNS
– FLESH-SPADES the fingernails …1749 obs.
– GRAVE DIGGERS long fingernails …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– MOURNING BANDS dirty fingernails …L19 sl.
– NAIL HORN a fingernail …1821 Sc.
– NANGNAIL a long fingernail …1884 Eng. dial.
– ONGLE a fingernail …c1436 obs.
– ONYCHOPHAGY the habit of biting one’s fingernails
– RAGNAILS the small pieces of skin which grow around the fingernails …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REEP a mark, esp. one made with the fingernails …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– LUNULA 1828  – the white crescent-shaped mark at the base of the fingernails
– PRESENTS L19 sl. – white spots on one’s fingernails, supposedly auguring good luck
– RUN-ROUND 1833 US colloq., rare – an infection of the tissue around a nail, esp. a fingernail
– WORMS AND SNAILS 20C rhyming sl. – fingernails
 
FINGERNAIL – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who bites his nails • ONYGOPHAGIST 1834 nonce word (erroneous for ‘onychophagist’)
– a person who has the compulsive habit of nail biting • ONYCHOPHAGIST 1834 rare
 
FINGERNAIL – VERBS
– to grow the nails, hair, etc., esp. to a particular length or to form a certain style • CULTIVATE 1791
– to pare one’s nails • EXUNGULATE 1623 obs.
– to pare the nails • SCREIT Bk1904 Eng. dial.


FINGERPRINT – NOUNS
– CALLING CARD fingerprints …1920s US criminals’ sl.
– DAB a fingerprint; usually in the plural …1926 UK police jargon
– DARBIES fingerprints …1950 UK sl.
– PADDY PRINTS fingerprints …1930 US criminals’ sl.
– PARTIAL a partial fingerprint …1996 US sl.

FINGERPRINT – VERBS
– DAB to take a suspect’s fingerprints …1940s UK police & criminals’ sl.


FINICAL, FINICKING, FINICKY – ADJECTIVES
– ABRODIETICAL over-refined or self-indulgent, esp. in regard to diet; feeding or eating daintily; delicate, fastidious, finicky …1625 obs. rare
​- FALLAL affected, finicking, foppish …1748 obs.
– FALLALISH somewhat fallal …1754 rare
– FINICKING fussy, fastidious, unduly particular about trifles; finicky …1872 Amer. dial.
– FINICKITY fussy, fastidious, finicky …1969 Amer. dial.
– HENNY fussy, petty, finicky …1950 Amer. dial.
– MESSY fidgeting, irritating, finicking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MINCY over-particular, finicky or overly fastidious, usually about eating …1913 Amer. dial.
– NIFFY-NAFFY fussy, fastidious, finicking …1923 Sc. 
– NACKETY finicky, fond of neatness …1818 Sc.
– PERJINKETY exact, precise, minutely accurate; extreme as to neatness, fussy, finical …1887 Sc.
– PERNICKET(T)Y;  PERNICKITY,  fussy, finicky, particular, meticulous, precise; crotchety, cranky; disagreeable…1834 Amer. dial.
– PERSNICKERTY;  PERSNICKERTY fussy, finicky, particular, meticulous, precise; crotchety, cranky; disagreeable, obstinate …1965 Amer. dial.
– PIRLIE difficult to please …1825 Sc.
– PRICK-ME-DAINTY finicky in dress, language, and behaviour; affectedly dainty; over-precise; conceited …1820 chiefly Sc.
– SMICKER of men: finical, effeminate …B1900 obs.
– SNEAKY fussy or finicky about eating …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TICKY finicky, fussy, too particular; touchy, easily offended …1894 Amer. dial.
– TIMID finicky or overly fastidious, usually about eating …1881 Amer. dial.
– MIMINY-PIMINY 1815 obs. – ridiculously delicate, precise, or affected; finicky, over-refined
– SNOOPY 1936 Amer. dial. – finicky, particular about one’s food
 
FINICAL etc. – NOUNS
– PALAVER a fussy manner of behaving; an ostentatious or finical procedure; a great to-do about nothing; applied to action rather than exclusively to speech …1892
 
FINICAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BIRD-EATER a person who eats little or is finicky about food …1968 Amer. dial.
– FINNICKS one who behaves in a finicking manner; a woman who puts on airs; a tawdrily-dressed woman …1839 Eng. dial.
– GRANNY a fussy, finicky old person of either sex …1842 Amer. dial.
– JEMMY a dandy or fop; a finical fellow …1753 obs.
– PRICK-ME-DAINTY one who is finicky and conceited in dress and carriage; one who affects airs of superiority; a dandy …a1529 chiefly Sc.
– SPUTTERBRIDGET someone who is too particular; a finicky, fussy, or fretful person …1915 Amer. dial.
– SMIRK 1699 sl., obs. rare – a finical, spruce fellow
– FEENEEKIN Bk1900 Sc. – a person of small stature, and of a tart, finical disposition
 
FINICAL etc. – VERBS
– NIFF-NAFF to trifle; to toy; to take finicking trouble; to talk or act foolishly or aimlessly …1728 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NIGGLE to do something in a finicky, fussy, or time-wasting manner …1893 UK colloq.


FINISH, FINISHED, FINISHING, FINISH OFF – ADJECTIVES
– ABSQUINCHIATED used up, finished …1967 Amer. dial.
– ALL DICKEY (WITH) all over, ruined, finished …L18 sl.
– ALL DICKY (WITH) all over, ruined, finished …L18 sl.
– ALL HOLIDAY AT PECKHAM all over, finished, hopeless …L18 sl.
– ALL OUT finished, used up …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL OVER BAR THE SHOUTING finished for all intents and purposes …1842 UK
– APAST completed, finished …1941 Amer. dial.
– BANG-UP finished …M19 US sl.
– CAPUT finished, over, ruined …1910s sl.
– CASHED used up; finished …20C teen & high school sl.
– CRAPPED dead; finished …Bk2006 US sl.
– CRAPPED OUT dead; finished …Bk2006 US sl.
– DEAD finished; lost; arrested, captured …1950s sl.
– DONE AND DUSTED completely finished, down to the last detail …Bk2002
– DOWN THE RIVER finished, over and done, used up …L19 sl.
– DOWN THE SWANNY finished, over and done, used up …L19 sl.
– IN THE CAN completed, finished …1934 US sl., orig. film jargon
– NAPOO gone; dead; finished …1919 Amer. sl.
– NAPOO-FINI gone; dead; finished …Amer. World War I sl.
– PUCKAROO;  PUCKEROO;  PUKAROO;  PUKARU useless, broken, out of order; destroyed, finished …1943 NZ sl.
​– TOOTFINNY all finished; (French ‘tout finis’) …World War I Amer. sl.
– CRUPPERED 1959 Amer. dial. – finished
– ALL UP WITH L18 sl. – of an object or plan: ruined, pointless, destroyed, finished
 
FINISH etc. – ADVERBS
– ENDWAY to the end or finish; at the end …1795 Eng. dial.
 
FINISH etc. – NOUNS
– THE LAST END the conclusion, finish …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– TOP-UP a finish or conclusion …1883 rare
– DEACTION a finishing or perfecting …1656 obs.
– LAPPING-UP 1890 Eng. dial. – the end, conclusion, finish
– ABSOLUTENESS 1551 obs. – a being complete or finished; completeness; perfection
– WRAP 1970s sl. – a conclusion, something over and done with, finished
– CROWNER 1815 colloq. – the thing or event in a series which outdoes or is a climax to all those preceding; a finishing touch; the culmination; a clinching argument etc.
 
FINISH etc. – PHRASES
– something is finished or over; a chance is gone • CHURCH IS OUT 1966 Amer. dial.
 
FINISH etc. – VERBS
– ACHIEVE to bring to an end or termination; to finish, to terminate …c1385 obs.
– BALL OFF to finish quickly, to cease …1846 Eng. dial.
– BREAK THE NECK OF to destroy, to finish, to bring to an end …1576 obs.
– CUT to finish …1945 NZ sl.
– CUT OUT to finish; to come to an end; to cease …1919 Aust. & NZ
– KICK SOMETHING INTO TOUCH to finish an activity; to stop doing something or stop something happening …2000 UK sl.
– LITTLE-UP to finish many half-completed tasks …1932 Amer. dial.
– PULL THE PLUG to stop; to finish …1988 UK sl.
– PUT IN THE CAN to finish a project or task …1954 US sl.
– SAM UP to finish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SKIN OUT to clean something out; to finish something …1999 Can. sl.
– THROW IN ONE’S ALLEY to give up, to finish; to die …1903 Aust. sl.
– WRAP to complete, to finish …1970s Amer. movies & television usage
– WRAP UP to complete, to finish …1926 Amer. sl.
– MOP UP to finish off, usually by killing, to vanquish; hence, to finish the remainder of a task …1898 sl.
– LAP UP 1895 Eng. dial. – to finish, to make an end of, to bring to a conclusion
– PIN UP THE BASKET 1776 US – to end, to finish
– ADETERMINE 1413 obs. rare – to bring to an end, to finish, to terminate 


FINISHING STROKE, FINISHING TOUCH – NOUNS
– a finishing stroke; an act of completion • END-ALL Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– the finishing touch; the crowning point • HEAD-SHEAF 1892 Sc.


FINLAND – NOUNS, PERSON
– a Finnish person • ROUNDHEAD 1965 Amer. dial.
– a native or inhabitant of Helsinki, Finland • HELSINKIAN Bk2006



Updated: September 13, 2022