FISH, FISHING (also see individual fish, as haddock, herring, etc.) – adjectives
– BATED of fish: in good condition, plump …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALLER of fish, vegetables, etc. fresh, in proper season, newly caught or gathered …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GREEN of fish freshly caught: neither salted nor frozen …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HAAF pert. to or employed in the haaf or deep-sea fishing …1793
– HALIEUTIC belonging to fishing …1854
– HALIEUTICAL belonging to fishing …1851
– ICHTHYIC pert. to fish …1844
– ICHTHYOGRAPHIC pert. to ichthyography (see nouns) …Bk1901
– ICHTHYOLATROUS worshipping fish …Bk1901
– ICHTHYOPHAGIAN characterized by the eating of fish …1852
– ICHTHYOPHAGOUS fish-eating; feeding on fish …828
– LABBERED of a fish: mature enough to ripple the stream …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– ON THE FIN of fish: freshly caught …1944 Amer. dial.
– PANICHTHYOPHAGOUS eating fish of all kinds …1854
– PICKED of fish: shredded, flaked …1886 Amer. dial.
– SAPPY † of meat, fish, etc.: juicy …1536
– SICK of fish, etc.: in the spawning stage …1728
– UNFISKALEE unlike a practical fisherman …Bk1905 Sc.
– WELL-BATED of fish: in good condition, plump …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
fish, fishing – nouns
– ALASKA TURKEY salmon …1948 Amer. dial.
– ALBANY BEEF the flesh of the sturgeon …1791 Amer. dial.
– ANGLE-ROD † a fishing rod …B1900 Eng. dial.
– ANSWER in fishing: a bite …B1900 Ireland
– BAGREL a small fish, such as a minnow …1822 Sc.
– BANKER a vessel or person engaged in fishing for cod off the banks of Newfoundland …1704 Amer. dial.
– BEAK the long snout of a fish …1889
– BEAN DAY a day when fishermen catch no fish and must eat beans as a substitute …1918 Amer. dial.
– BLACK MARIA(H) a fishing net …1969 Amer. dial.
– CAFF refuse, rubbish of any kind; refuse or unsaleable fish …1817 Eng. dial.
– CALL-DOG a fish too small for human consumption …1940s W. Indies sl.
– CAPE COD TURKEY salted cod …US Civil War usage
– DAB a flat fish of any kind …19C Brit. colloq.
– DAIRS small unmarketable fish …19C nautical colloq.
– EYEBAIT pieces of fish used as bait …1985 Amer. dial.
– FISH BOX a can of salmon, etc.; a can containing fish …1950 Amer. dial.
– FLATTIE a flounder or other flatfish …NZ colloq.
– GAD a rod or wand; a fishing rod; also, a stake or stout stick …1535 Eng. dial.
– GAR the slime on fish …1929 Sc.
– GURRY the slime and blood of fish …1838 Amer. dial.
– HAAF in Shetland and Orkney: the deep or main sea; now used only in connection with deep-sea fishing; hence, the part of the deep-sea frequented by fishermen; deep-sea fishing ground or station …1809
– HADDIE the haddock …Bk1905 Sc.
– HAIL a haul of fish …1892 Sc.
– HALE a haul of fish …1892 Sc.
– HALIEUTICS the art or practice of fishing …1646
– HANDLE fishing tackle or gear …1892 Sc.
– HANDLIN fishing tackle or gear …1892 Sc.
– ICHTHYARCHY the domain of fishes; the fish-world in all its orders …1853 nonce word
– ICHTHYOGRAPHY description of fishes …1736
– ICHTHYOLATRY fish-worship; the worship of a fish-god, as Dagon …1853
– ICHTHYOLOGY the natural history of fishes …1646
– ICHTHYOPHAGY the practice of eating fish …1656
– ICHTHYOPOLISM the sale of fish …1853
– JACK BARREL a minnow …L19 nautical
– JACKET the skin of a seal, fish, etc. …1613
– JACK-SNAPPER freshwater fish that is not good to sea …1967 Amer. dial.
– JERL a quiver or slight disturbance of fish just below the surface of the water …1994 Amer. dial.
– KEENFISH † the flesh obtained from the head of a fish …1882 Sc.
– KEEP * a pond or reservoir for fish; a weir or dam for retaining water …1617
– KELK † the roe of a fish …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– KILL-DEVIL an artificial bait used in angling, made to spin in the water like a wounded fish …1833
– LABBERING the struggling of a hooked fish …L19 Brit. nautical
– LILLIAN GISH a fish …1920s Aust. rhyming sl.
– LOSH a name in Canada and Alaska for the burbot …1884
– LUNKER an animal, esp. a fish, which is an exceptionally large example of its species …1912 Amer. sl.
– MAILS †* the scales of a fish …1484
– MAROON FROLIC † a pleasure party; esp. a hunting or fishing excursion of the nature of a picnic but of longer duration …1779 US
– MAROON PARTY a pleasure party; esp. a hunting or fishing excursion of the nature of a picnic but of longer duration …1779 US
– MONKEY FISHING fishing by using an electrical current to stun the fish …1966 Amer. dial.
– MOSSBACK an old and large fish, as a bass …angling usage
– NAMELESS CREEK, THE a lucky place whose whereabouts is for that reason untold…Bk1902 anglers’ sl.
– NIGGER-FISHING 1. (derogatory) fishing from the bank of a river or pond …20C US colloq.
2. (derogatory) leisurely fishing for catfish or carp …1940s US sl.
– OCEAN RAMBLER a herring; a sardine …1961 UK sl.
– ORTS fish innards …19C colloq.
– PILLIE a pilchard …Aust. colloq.
– PUCKER a minnow; a small fish …Irish sl.
– QUAWK uncooked frozen meat or fish …1947 Can. sl.
– RAG a lean, scraggy animal or fish …1898 Sc.
– RAGABANES the skeleton of a fish or animal …Bk1905 Sc.
– RIVIATION †* fishing; in old English law, the use of a river for the purposes of fishing …a1676
– SAUCEPANS the vertebrae of fish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCAG putrid fish, esp. herrings …1892 Sc.
– SCALES a fish-market …1871 Eng. dial.
– SCALPIONS salt dried fish, generally whiting …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCARROW any small fish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHALE the scale of a fish, etc. …LME
– SIAMESE TWINS fish balls …M19 US sl.
– SLUMGULLION offal or refuse of fish of any kind; also, the watery refuse mixed with blood and oil which drains from blubber …1890 Amer.
– TACKLING † fishing tackle …1548
– TAIGLE a tangle, a muddle; tangled fishing line …1925 Sc.
– TAIL in fishing usage: a fish …1901 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TAMLIN-COD a young cod-fish …1871 Eng. dial.
– TIDDLER any small fish, often specifically the minnow or stickleback …1885 sl.
– WAITH † the act or practice of hunting or fishing; chiefly, unlawful taking of game; also, the right to hunt game …c1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WAITHING † fishing; a catch of fish …c1470 Sc.
– WALTONIZING angling …1841
– WAND a fishing-rod …1565 now chiefly Sc.
– WATER HOG the common carp …1949 Amer. dial.
– WHALE AND WHITEWASH fish in white sauce …1920s tramps’ sl.
fish, fishing – person
– BACK-JOUSTER an itinerant fish-dealer who carries the fish in a ‘cowal’ or basket, on the back …Bk1882 Eng. dial.
– BALKER a man on a high point ashore, who signals to fishing-boats the direction taken by the schools of herring or other fish …1602
– BANKER a person engaged in fishing for cod off the banks of Newfoundland …1704 Amer. dial.
– BANK FISHERMAN 1. an angler who fishes from the bank of a river, lake, etc., rather than a boat …1782
2. a fisherman who works in the Grand Banks area off the coast of Newfoundland …1883 hist.
– BANKSTER † a person who fishes from the bank of a river or stream …1885
– BARNEY a person who is unskilled, incompetent, or new at fishing …Bk2009 sl.
– BASSIN’ GALS in bass fishing: female anglers who participate in professional competition …Bk2006 Amer. sl.
– BAWBER one who fishes with a bob-net (now no longer legally used), a salmon poacher …Bk1892 Eng. dial.
– BLACK-FISHER one who catches salmon just after spawning; a night poacher of fish …1809
– BUTT-WOMAN † a woman who sells ‘butts’ (any of various flatfishes, as a sole, plaice, flounder, halibut, etc.); a fishwife …1620
– CADGER an itinerant dealer in fish …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CASHMARIE † one who brings fish from the sea-coast to market in the inland country …a1600 Sc.
– DAB-DARTER one who spears flatfish …1883
– FAG a young female fish seller …L18 sl.
– GIGGER a fisherman who uses the gig as a means of capturing fish …Bk1903
– GIGMAN one who fishes with a gig …1889
– GIGSMAN the man in charge of the gig (a steam winding engine) …1928 Sc.
– GILLER † a person whose job is to gut fish …1251
– GILLIE a sportsman’s attendant in shooting or fishing, now generally in angling, in the Highlands …1823 Sc.
– GILL-NETTER a person who fishes with a gill net (one that hands vertically from floats on the water, having a mesh through which fish of the desired size can swim only partially before becoming caught by the gills when trying to retreat) …1817 orig. US
– GINLER one who ‘ginnles’ for fish (ginnle – to catch fish by the gills in ‘tickling; to grope for fish under banks and stones) …1862 Sc.
– HAAFMAN a deep-sea fisherman …1899 Sc.
– HADDOCKER a person employed in fishing for haddock …Bk1895
– HALFDEALSMAN a fisherman who shares in the profits …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALVER one who fishes with a halve-net or half-net (a fishing-net set or held so as to intercept the fish as the tide ebbs) …1812
– HANDLINER one who uses a hand-line for fishing (hand-line – fishing line worked by hand without a rod) …1872
– HANGASHORE a fisherman who does not go out fishing, and thus is regarded as lazy …1988 Can. sl.
– HARDWARE SPECIALIST in fly fishing: a spin caster or bass fisherman who uses plugs and lures made of cork, balsa, or metal …Bk1997
– HAULER one who hauls; a man employed in hauling something, as coal in a mine; a fisherman who hauls a cast-net to the shore …1674
– HAWSEMAN one of the crew of a fishing-boat …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HAYFIELD LOBSTERMAN one who is both farmer and fisherman by season …1975 Amer. dial.
– HEBBERMAN † one who fishes on the Thames …1689
– HEIDSTER the leading hand in a fishing boat, next in authority to the skipper, the mate …1950 Sc.
– HERRING-DRIVER a fisherman engaged in the capture of herring by torch-light …Bk1905
– HERRINGER one who goes herring fishing …1857
– HERRIN JOCK a fisherman; often used derogatorily as a nickname …1933 Sc.
– HEWER a person that makes signals from the cliffs to the fishermen in their boats, to let them know in what direction the pilchards lie …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– HIGH HOOK the person who catches the largest or the greatest quantity of fish …a1813 colloq.
– HIGH LINE the person who catches the most fish during a particular period of time; frequently used as a title …1856 Amer. dial.
– HIGH LINER the man who catches the most fish on a trip; hence, the best or highest achiever of a group …1868 Amer. dial.
– ICER in the fisheries: one who ices fresh fish in the hold of a vessel …Bk1889
– ICHTHYOGRAPHER a writer on fishes …1677
– ICHTHYOLOGIST one versed in ichthyology; a student of the natural history of fishes …1727
– ICHTHYOPHAGAN †* a fish-eater …1607
– ICHTHYOPHAGI fish-eaters …1555
– ICHTHYOPHAGIST a fish-eater …1727
– ICHTHYOPHAGITE a fish-eater …1835
– ICHTHYOPHAGUS one who eats fish …1555
– ICHTHYOPHILE a lover of fish or fishes …1845
– ICHTHYOPHILIST a lover of fish or fishes …1852
– ICHTHYOPOLIST a seller of fish, a fishmonger …1853
– ICHTHYOTOMIST a dissecter or anatomist of fishes …1844
– IN AND OUTER a fisherman who does not venture out in stormy weather …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MEAT FISHERMAN 1. one who fishes with live bait rather than artificial flies or lures …1949 Amer. dial.
2. one who fishes for food rather than purely for sport …1993 Amer. dial.
– MISSKATIE a fish-wife who sold dried fish at fairs and markets …1852 Sc.
– MOBBER †* a fish porter; one who removes the fish to the wagons or carts …1892 US sl.
– MOOCHER a person who fishes by means of mooching (a method of angling from a stationary or slow-moving boat, using light tackle and a s mall fish as bait) …1947 US & Can.
– MOTORHEAD someone in a big speedboat who races by the fishing boats …Bk1997 fishermen’s usage
– OUTLAW one who hunts or fishes illegally …1954 Amer. dial.
– PISCICAPTURIST a catcher of fish …1881 humorous
– RED-FISHER a salmon-fisher …1856 Eng. dial.
– RIPPIER one who brings fish from the coast to sell inland …1384 hist.
– ROCKHOPPER a fisherman who fishes from the rocks on the sea coast …Aust. colloq.
– ROD an angler …L19
– RODMAN an angler …1865
– RODSTER * an angler …1867
– SALTCHUCKER a saltwater angler …1958 Can. colloq.
– TACHENER a young man employed in a fishing-boat …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
– WALTONIAN a disciple of Izaak Walton, author of “The Compleat Angler” (1653); an angler …1832
– WAND-FISHER a rod-fisherman …1936 Sc.
– WAPPER a fisherman, an angler …1882 Sc.
– WATERMAN one who makes a living on the water, esp. by fishing, crabbing, or oystering …1854 Amer. dial.
– YAGGER one who buys up fish on the sly in order to corner the market, a forestaller of fish …1785 Sc.
– YELLOW BEAL a person who has gone out fishing and caught nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
fish, fishing – verbs
– ANSWER of a fish: to bite …B1900 Ireland
– CAFFLE to deal in ‘caff’ or rubbish; to deal in unsaleable fish …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CUND to say or determine which way a shoal of fish is going …M19 nautical colloq.
– DROWN SOME WORMS to go fishing …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– EXPISCATE to exhaust of fish …1858 nonce use
– FANG † to catch fish; to take in a snare …c900 obs. exc. arch.
– GARBAGE † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
– GARBIDGE † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
– GARBISH † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
– GRAB to fish with one’s hands; to fish by hand for …1954 Amer. dial.
– GRABBLE to fish with one’s hands; to fish by hand for …1950 Amer. dial.
– GRAPPLE to fish with one’s hands; to fish by hand for …1965 Amer. dial.
– HANG † to hook a fish …1674
– HARL to troll for fish …c1730 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HORSE to haul; in fishing: to attempt to haul in a hooked fish through violent effort …1905 US sl.
– ICHTHYOPHAGIZE to eat fish …1853 nonce word
– KAP, KAPP to take off the heads and remove the entrails of fish …1898 Sc.
– KELTER to struggle violently, as a fish on a hook …1808 Sc.
– MAKE † to prepare fish for the market by curing or packing …1555
– MARBLE † to pickle fish …1661
– OUTLAW to hunt or fish illegally …1967 Amer. dial.
– PICK to shred or flake fish …1847 Amer. dial.
– PICK UP to shred or flake fish …1890 Amer. dial.
– POINT in fishing: to bait a hook …1988 Amer. dial.
– RAND † to cut fish into long slices …1630
– SIDE to fillet a fish …1985 Amer. dial.
– THIN to pick out the bones of a fish …Bk1905 Sc.
– THRIMBLE to catch fish by clutching them in the hand …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WADE of fish: to appear on the surface or leap out of the water …a1838 Sc.
FISH AND CHIPS – nouns
– CHIPPIE a fish and chip shop …1961 Brit. sl.
– CHIPPY a fish and chip shop …1961 Brit. sl.
– GREASIES fish and chips …NZ colloq.
– ONE-AND-ONE a portion of fish and chips …1910s Irish sl.
FISH POND – nouns
– VIVER a fish-pond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
FISSURE – nouns
– SCORE a crack, crevice, fissure …1825 Sc.
FIST – adjectives
– CUNNY-THUMBED given to closing the fist, as a woman does, with the thumb turned inwards under the first three fingers …L18 colloq.
– MUCKLE-NEEVED large-fisted …1899 Sc.
fist – nouns
– AUCTIONEER a pugilist’s fist …B1863 Eng. sl.
– BONES the fist …Bk1904 Amer. college
– BUNCH OF FIVES the clenched fist; also, the hand …1825 boxing sl.
– CLOTTYMOLES clenched fists …1866 Eng. dial.
– CLUB-FIST † a large clenched fist that can deal a heavy blow; hence, a rough, brutal fellow, a thug …1575
– CLUNCHFIST † a clenched fist …1662
– CLUTCH-FIST a very large fist
– CUFFER † the fist …1694
– DADDLE a hand or fist …1773 Eng. dial. & criminals’ sl.
– DOOK, DUKE the hand or fist …1874 sl.
– DOUBLE NEIVE the clenched hand …1882 Eng. dial.
– FLY-DUSTERS fists …c1880 sl.
– GUNS the fists …1981 US sl.
– HAMMER the fist; a blow with the fist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAMMER O’ DEATH the fist; a blow with the fist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAMMOCK the fist; a blow with the fist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARD FIST an ungloved fist …1887
– MALLET the fist …1821 sl.
– MARROWBONES fists, as weapons …a1625 sl.
– MARROWS fists, as weapons …a1625 sl.
– MAULER the hand; the fist …1820 sl.
– MAULEY, MAULIE, MAWLEY a fist, a hand …1780 sl.
– MAWLER the hand, the fist …E19 sl.
– MEATHOOK the hand or fist; usually plural …1919 Amer. sl.
– MELL a heavy fist …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MITT a hand, fist, or palm …1893 US sl.
– MORLEY the hand, a fist …L18 sl.
– NEIVE the fist, the closed hand; the hand …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NEIVE-SHAKING the shaking of the fist, threatening …1894 Eng. dial.
– NIEVE the fist, the closed hand; the hand …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLIVER (TWIST) a fist …c1865 rhyming sl.
– SAMPSON, SAMSON the fist …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– VICE a fist …1869 Eng. dial.
fist – verbs
– NIEVE to clench the fish spasmodically, to open and shut the hand …1928 Sc.
FIT (apt, proper) – adjectives
– ALL JIMMY exactly; fit; suitable …Bk1896 Amer. sl.
– FADGING † that fits, suits, etc.; well-matched …c1611
– FARRANTLY of a thing: becoming, fit, proper …c1750 N. Eng. dial.
– FAY † to fit, adapt, or join; to put together, add, compose; to fix or fasten in position …a1000
– FIT AS A PUDDING FOR A FRIAR’S MOUTH very fit or suitable, appropriate, welcome …1827
– HABILE † fitted, suited; fit, suitable; competent to do something …c1425 obs., chiefly Sc.
– HAGHER † skilful, clever, dexterous; apt, fit …c1200
– IDONEOUS * apt, fit, or suitable …a1615
– I-METE † moderate; meet, fit, appropriate …c1175
– MEETEN’D made fit; prepared, or adapted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OPPORTUNATE † fit, suitable, proper, opportune …1541
– PAT fit, proper, appropriate; ready, fluent, perfect, accurate …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PAT-OFF fit, proper, appropriate; ready, fluent, perfect, accurate …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– QUEEM close-fitting, filled up to an even level; neat, fit …1820 Sc.
– QUEME † fit, fitting, suitable; convenient, handy; near at hand, close …a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– TIDEFUL † seasonable, opportune, right, fit, convenient, expedient …a1300
fit – adverbs
– JUSTICELY † so as to fit accurately; closely, tightly …a1375
fit – nouns
– TIDEFULNESS † a fit or expedient season; time of need …a1340
fit – verbs
– ACKLE to fit or function properly …1961 Brit. sl.
– BESIT † to sit properly upon, as a dress; to fit, to suit, to become …c1449
– BETEEM † to think fit or proper; to vouchsafe, to grant, to consent …1565
– BEVEL to fit, to apply, to suit …Bk1898 Sc.
– CAPACIFY †* to render capable; to qualify, to fit …a1677
– EFFEIR † to pertain to, to fall by right, to be proper or fit …1631 Sc.
– FADGE 1. † of things: to fit, to suit, to be suitable; to agree, to go down with a person …1578 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
2. † to fit the parts of together …1674
– FAIT † to arrange; to construct; to fit …1635-6
– FAY to fit, to fit in, to agree; to fill in (a gap) …1847 Amer. dial.
– FEAT † to equip, to furnish, to make fit …a1400-50
– GANE to suffice, to be sufficient; to be suitable, to fit …1724 Sc.
– GEE to fit, to suit, etc.; used in negative phrases …a1700 sl.
– HABILLE † to fit, to adapt …1430-40
– HANDSOME † to fit, to adapt; to make seemly or becoming; to bring to a proper condition; to beautify, to adorn …1555
– MAT to fit; to correspond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ODDS to fit, to make even; to manage, to contrive …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAN to fit, to tally, to correspond, to agree …1571 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– QUEEM to make something fit, to fall into place …1825 Sc.
– VANDT to become a person, to fit, to suit …Bk1905 Sc.
fit – phrases
– JUST THE TATY just the thing, exact, fit, suitable …1843 Eng. dial.
FIT (healthy) – adjectives
– CHIP cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
– CHIPPING cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
– CHIPPY cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
– FIT AS A MALLEE BULL extremely fit and healthy …1960 Aust. sl.
FITFUL – adjectives
– CATCHY occurring in snatches, fitful, spasmodic …1872 colloq.
FITFULNESS – nouns
– VINNIDNESS fitfulness, peevishness …1842 Eng. dial.
FITLY – adverbs
– DIGHT properly, fitly …1806 Sc.
– FEATLY fitly, properly, suitably, aptly; neatly, elegantly …a1300 arch.
– GAINLY † suitably, fitly, conveniently, readily …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HANDSOMELY † fitly, appropriately, aptly …1553
FITNESS – nouns
– BECOMENESS †* becomingness; fitness, suitability …1656
– DECENCY † appropriateness or fitness to the circumstances or requirements of the case; fitness, seemliness, propriety …1567
– DECOROUSNESS † seemliness, fitness, suitability, appropriateness …1678
– HANDSOMENESS † convenience, handiness; fitness …1530
– IDONEITY fitness, suitableness or aptitude …1617
– IDONEOUSNESS fitness, suitableness …1727
– OPPORTUNITY † fitness, aptitude, competency …c1374
FITS (as clothes) – phrases
– FITS LIKE A SHIRT ON A BEANPOLE fits very badly…Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
FITTING – adjectives
– ACCOMMODATE † suited, adapted, fitted; hence, suitable, fitting, fit …1525
– AFTERGAIT † seemly, fitting …1825 Sc.
– BECOMELY † becoming, fitting, acceptable …c1175
– BEFALLING † appertaining, appropriate, fitting …1542
– FACEABLE fit to be seen, pretty, fitting …1894 Sc.
– FEAT † fitting, suitable, proper …c1325 obs. exc. arch. & Eng. dial.
– HANDSOME † proper, fitting, seemly, becoming, decent …1597
– QUEME fit, fitting, suitable; convenient, handy; near at hand, close …a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– SUING † fitting, according to …c1380
– SUITING † fitting, suitable …1641
– SUITY † appropriate, fitting …1609
fitting – nouns
– DECORUM † a fitting or appropriate act …1601
– NEED-TIME a fitting time; a suitable opportunity …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
fitting – verbs
– BEHOVE to be fitting, proper, required …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FALL † to appertain or belong; to be applicable, fitting, or proper …1297
– QUADRATE * to be fitting, suitable, or consistent; of two things: to harmonize with each other …1664
– QUEME †* to be suitable or fitting for …c1400
– SIT † to be suitable, fitting, proper, or seemly …c1330
FITTINGLY – adverbs
– DECENTLY † suitably; fittingly …1552
– MENSEFULLY becomingly, suitably, decently, fittingly …1891 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SITTINGLY † in a befitting or becoming manner; fittingly, suitably …a1300
– SUITINGLY † fittingly …1540
– SUITLY † fittingly, suitably …1388
FITTINGNESS – nouns
– BESEEMLINESS * fittingness, propriety …1647
FIVE – adjectives
– PAM the number 5, esp. used in children’s counting rhymes …1915 Sc.
– QUINARY pert. to the number five; consisting of five things or parts …1603
– QUINQUENARY * pert. to the number five; consisting of five things or parts …1690
– QUINT * pert. to the number five; consisting of five things or parts …1881
– QUINTUPLICATE * five times repeated; consisting of five things, parts etc. …1656
five – nouns
– EVIF the number 5 …M19 back-slang
– EWIF the number 5 …M19 back-slang
– MAN ALIVE the number 5 …20C rhyming sl.
– QUINARY * a set of five; a compound consisting of five things …1651
– QUINQUESECTION section into five parts …1684
– QUINQUITY * a set of five things …1849
– QUINTARY †* a multiple of five …1729
– QUINTUPLICATE * a set of five; one of a set of five similar things …1851
– SAKES ALIVE the number five …1990s rhyming sl.
five – verbs
– QUINQUESECT to cut into five (equal) parts …1697
– QUINQUIPLICATE †* to multiply by five…Bk1656
FIVEFOLD – adjectives
– QUINCUPLE †* fivefold; multiplied by five; consisting of five things or parts …1774
– QUINIBLE †* fivefold; quintuple …1398
fivefold – adverbs
– QUINTUPLY * in a fivefold manner …1870
fivefold – nouns
– QUINIBLE †* a fivefold amount …a1400
FIVE HUNDRED – adjectives
– QUINGENARIOUS †* of five hundred, or weighing five hundred pound …Bk1656
FIX – verbs
– RAMPIRE †* to fix or establish firmly …1555
FIXED – nouns
– STANDPATTER something fixed or permanent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
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