FOOT – adjectives
– ACRE-FOOT big-footed …1908 Amer. dial.
– BARE-VAMPED standing in one’s stockings, without shoes …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BETTER of the hand or foot: the right …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COW-HOCKED having large or awkward feet; clumsy about the ankles …19C sl.
– KAY of the hand or foot: left …a1300 Eng. dial.
– KEY of the hand or foot: left …a1300 Eng. dial.
– KIDNEY-FOOTED having large or clumsy feet …1905 Amer. dial.
– PARATOED having feet that turn inward; pigeon-toed …1930 Amer. dial.
– PARROT-TOED having feet that turn inward; pigeon-toed …1824 Amer. dial.
– PARRY-TOED having feet that turn inward; pigeon-toed …1845 Amer. dial.
– PEAR-TOED having feet that turn inward; pigeon-toed …1965 Amer. dial.
– REEL-FOOTED having the feet turned inwards so that the legs are crossed in walking; club-footed …1887 Sc. & N. Ireland
– SATCHEL-FOOTED having large feet …1949 Amer. dial.
– SCASH twisted, turned to one side, esp. used of the feet …1866 Sc.
– TAIGLIN of the feet: dragging, halting …1915 Sc.
– WING-FOOTED having feet that turn out or are otherwise misshapen …1913 Amer. dial.
foot – nouns
– AIRY-FAIRIES large feet …1930s sl.
– AMPLE TRAMPLE large feet …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– ANT KILLERS the feet, esp. very large feet …1845 Amer. dial.
– ANTS-MASHERS the feet, esp. very large feet …1966 Amer. dial.
– ANT-STOMPER a large foot; a large, heavy shoe …1960s US sl.
– BARGE a big foot …c1960 Amer. jocular
– BARKING DOGS tired or aching feet …1939 Amer. jocular
– BATTLESHIPS large feet …1886 Amer. sl.
– BAYARD OF TEN TOES the human feet, ‘shanks’ mare …1616
– BEETLE-CRUSHERS the feet …1860 jocular
– BEETLE-SQUASHERS the feet …1860 jocular
– BEST FOOT the right foot …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BOAT PADDLE a foot, esp. a large one …1966 Amer. dial.
– BOXCARS big feet or shoes …1950 Amer. sl.
– BROGANITES unusually big or clumsy feet …1950 Amer. dial.
– BROGANS unusually big or clumsy feet …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUM DOGS tired or sore feet …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CALIFORNIA MOCCASINS rags wrapped around the feet and ankles to provide warmth in cold weather …1923 Amer. sl.
– CALIFORNIA OVERSHOES rags wrapped around the feet and ankles to provide warmth in cold weather …1952 Amer. sl.
– CALIFORNIA SOCKS rags wrapped around the feet and ankles to provide warmth in cold weather …1941 Amer. sl.
– CANAL BOAT big foot; big or clumsy shoes …1926 Amer. sl.
– CANOES big feet or shoes …1942 US sl.
– CHOCKERS feet …L19 market-traders’ sl.
– CRAB-SHELLS the feet …19C sl.
– CREEPERS the feet …World War II Amer. sl.
– CRUNCHERS the feet …Bk2006 US sl.
– CURBY HOCKS clumsy feet …c1850 sl.
– DAISY-BEATERS feet …L19 sl.
– DANCERS the feet …1950s sl.
– DASHBOARDS the feet …1910s US sl.
– DEW-CLAWS feet …1933 Amer. dial.
– DEW-DASHER a large and clumsy shoe or foot …19C Eng. dial.
– DOGS the feet …1913 sl.
– EARTHPADS feet …1946 US sl.
– ELEPHANTITIS unusually big or clumsy feet …1967 Amer. dial.
– EVERLASTING SHOES the naked feet …M19 sl.
– FIDDLE CASES unusually large feet or shoes …1942 Amer. sl.
– GAMMON † of an animal: the foot …1825 Sc.
– GAMO a foot …1880 Sc.
– GUFFINS very large feet …1899 Amer. dial.
– GUNBOATS large feet or shoes …1870 Amer. dial.
– GUSH-FOOT an unusually big or clumsy foot …1970 Amer. dial.
– GUT FOOT fallen arches, i.e. flat feet …1930s US Black sl.
– HAM a foot, esp. a big or clumsy one …1965 Amer. dial.
– HAM HOCK a foot, esp. a big or clumsy one …1965 Amer. dial.
– HAY FOOT the left foot …1851 Amer sl., esp. army
– HOCK the foot; the foot and the ankle …18C sl.
– HOCKS the feet …M19 sl.
– HOMMOCKS large, awkward feet or legs …1809 Eng. dial.
– HORSE OF TEN TOES the human feet, ‘shanks’ mare …1616
– HUCKS feet …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HURTFOOT † that which hurts the foot …1567 nonce word
– KICKER a foot …1942 Amer. sl.
– KIDNEY FOOT a large or clumsy foot …1968 Amer. dial.
– LOBLOPPERS big or clumsy feet …1969 Amer. dial.
– LONGFELLOWS big or clumsy feet …1967 Amer. dial.
– MUDHOOK a foot; a heavy shoe or boot …1850 Amer. dial.
– MUD-HOPPER a big or clumsy foot…1966 Amer. dial.
– MUD-MASHER a big or clumsy foot…1966 Amer. dial.
– MUD SCOWS large feet …1860 Amer. sl.
– MUD-SPLASHER a big or clumsy foot…1966 Amer. dial.
– MUD-SPLITTER a foot; a heavy shoe or boot …1939 Amer. dial.
– MUD-SQUISHER a big or clumsy foot…1966 Amer. dial.
– NECK OF THE FOOT the instep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAD the foot of an animal, esp. a fox’s foot …1790 Eng. dial.
– PADDERS the feet …19C sl.
– PADDLE a foot …M19 sl.
– PADDLEFOOT a foot, esp. a large one …1966 Amer. dial.
– PADDLERS the feet …1845 UK sl.
– PADDLEWHEEL a foot, esp. a large one …1966 Amer. dial.
– PALLY-FOOT a very large broad foot …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PALLY-PAW a very large broad foot …1873 Eng. dial.
– PALM the sole of the foot …1845 Amer. dial.
– PALMER HOUSES flat feet …1930s US Black sl.
– PARROT TOES inward-turning feet …1965 Amer. dial.
– PAUP a foot, esp. a clumsy foot …1811 Eng. dial.
– PAUT, PAWT a hand or foot, esp. a clumsy foot …1884 Eng. dial.
– PEDESTALS the feet …E18 sl.
– PEERIES feet …20C sl.
– PETTLES the feet …B1900 Sc.
– PLANTATION a foot, esp. a large one …1907 Amer. dial.
– PLATES the feet …1896 sl.
– PLATES OF MEAT the feet …1857 rhyming sl.
– PLATFORM a large foot …1968 Amer. dial.
– PLATTERS the feet …1945 sl.
– PLATTERS OF MEAT the feet …1923 rhyming sl.
– PLOUTSACKS the feet …B1900 Sc.
– PONTOON a large foot …1965 Amer. dial.
– PUDSY a foot …L18 nursery usage
– REIST the instep of the foot …Bk1904 Sc.
– SATCHEL a large foot …1969 Amer. dial.
– SATCHEL FOOT a large foot …1969 Amer. dial.
– SAXIE cracks in the feet occasioned by exposure to alternate wet and dryness …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASH-FOOT a foot with the toes turned outward …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCLAFFER a big, clumsy, flat-footed person; a flat foot …1969 Sc.
– SCLUTE a large, clumsy foot …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCLYTE a worn-out shoe; a large, clumsy foot …1804 Sc.
– SCOW a foot, esp. a large one …1942 Amer. sl.
– SCRAPERS the heels, the feet …1824 Ireland
– SCROFFLING FEET feet covered with corns …1899 Eng. dial.
– SKI a large foot or shoe …1935 Amer. dial.
– SKLUTE a large, clumsy foot …Bk1904 Sc.
– SKLYTE a worn-out shoe; a large, clumsy foot …1804 Sc.
– TEN-TOES the foot …1830 Eng. dial.
– TODDLER a foot …E19 sl.
– TOOTSICUM a small foot …1856 jocular
– TOOTSIE a foot …1854 jocular
– TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE a foot …1854 jocular
– TOOTSY a foot …1854 jocular
– TOOTSY-WOOTSY a foot …1854 jocular
– TUGBOAT a large foot or shoe …1932 Amer. dial.
– TUTTLE a child’s name for a foot …B1900 Eng. dial.
– VIOLIN an unusually large foot or shoe …1967 Amer. dial.
– VIOLIN CASE an unusually large foot or shoe …1917 Amer. dial.
– WALKERS † the feet …1832 sl.
– YAM FOOT a foot that is broad and splayed out …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– YARK the edge of the foot at its widest part, the instep …1974 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; the hollow of the foot between the heel and great toe; the grasp of the hand …Bk1905 Sc.
foot – person
– ACRE-FOOT a person with large feet …World War II Amer. sl.
– ANTS-MASHER a man who has large feet; one who wears large shoes …1960s US sl.
– ANT-STOMPER a man who has large feet; one who wears large shoes …1960s US sl.
– BAMF a person with broad, flat, clumsy feet; one who goes about stumping and tossing his feet about …1824 Sc.
– BIGFOOT a nickname for a person having large feet …1833
– DEW-BEATER a person who has large feet or who walks awkwardly …1825 Eng. dial.
– DEW-DASHER a person who has large feet, or who walks awkwardly …19C Eng. dial.
– DEW-SPREADER a person who has large feet or who walks awkwardly …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DEW-WIPER a person who has large feet or who walks awkwardly …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAPPETTY a man with a club-foot …1902 Sc.
– MARLEY-SLOPPER one who is splay-footed …M19 sl.
– MARLEY STOPPER one who is splay-footed …M19 sl.
– MONOPED a person having only one foot or one leg …1873
– SATCHEL FEET a person with large feet …1934 Amer. sl.
– SCLAPPER-DAD one who has large feet …1969 Sc.
foot – verbs
– SCASH to twist, to turn awry; to tread on the side of one’s foot; to turn one’s toes outwards; to walk in a silly, affected way; to be careless about one’s dress …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASHLE, SKASHLE to twist, to turn away; to tread on the side of one’s feet; to turn one’s toes outward; to walk in a waddling, shuffling manner; to be careless about one’s dress …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASS to twist, to turn awry; to tread on the side of one’s foot; to turn one’s toes outwards; to walk in a silly, affected way; to be careless about one’s dress …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCAUT to push with the feet; to dig the feet into the ground in order to gain resistance; to stretch the legs violently …1825 Eng. dial.
– SUPPLODE †* to stamp with the feet; to make a great noise with the foot …1623
FOOT (measurement) – nouns
– SESQUIPEDALIAN a person or thing that is foot and a half in height or length …1615
FOOTBALL – nouns
– BALLOON a lofty hit or kick given to a cricket ball, baseball, or football …1904 colloq.
– CHALK a lecture on football by a coach to the players …1934 US sl.
– CHALK TALK a lecture on football by a coach to the players …1934 US sl.
– END that area of a football stadium, behind the respective goals, traditionally reserved for the hardcore supporters of home and away teams and the scene of most fighting …20C sl.
– FOOTIE a football …1983 Aust. sl.
– FOOTY a football …1983 Aust. sl.
– LEATHER in cricket and football: the ball …1868
– OVAL a football …US
– PUMKIN a football …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– PUMPKIN a football …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– PUNKIN a football …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– WOUNDED DUCK in football: a wobbling forward pass, which might be intercepted …1980s Amer. sports usage
football – person
– BEEFER a football player …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– BEEF JERKY a punchy, off-balance football player …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– FOOTBALLOPHILE a football sports-writer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GAME-BREAKER in US football: a player who determines the outcome of a game …1977
– HALF in American football: a halfback in the game of football …1887
– HARD CHARGER in sports, chiefly American football & motor racing: a player or competitor who charges or races forcefully or aggressively …1902 US
– HEADHUNTER in ice hockey and football: an unnecessarily rough or violent player …1976 US sl.
– HERO CANDY a football player, or some other sport’s idol, who will allow a homosexual fan to blow him …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– HIT MAN a player who tries to foul or injure members of the opposing team …1974 sl.
– MONSTER in sports: a football lineman who plays wherever his strength is needed at the moment …Bk1980 Amer. sl.
– SAFETY in football: a defense back whose function is to prevent a long gain by the opposing team …1931
– SAFETY MAN in football: a defense back whose function is to prevent a long gain by the opposing team …Bk1982
– TACKLE in American football: each of two players (right and left) stationed next to the end rusher or forward in the rush-line …1894
– TACKLER one who tackles in football …1891
– TAILBACK in American football: the offensive back stationed furthest from the line of scrimmage …1930
– TAXI SQUAD in football: reserves who can be activated on short notice to replace others who are injured …Bk1994
football – verbs
– BALLOON to hit a cricket ball or baseball, or kick a football, high in the air …1904 colloq.
FOOTHILL – person
– BUNCHGRASSER a person who lives in the foothills …1920 Amer. dial.
FOOTHOLD – nouns
– BERTH a foothold, a grasp …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
foothold – verbs
– FASTEN THE FEET † to give or obtain sure foothold …a1300
FOOTLOOSE – adjectives
– WAFF of persons: vagrant, wandering, homeless, footloose …1746 Sc.
FOOTMAN – see SERVANT
FOOTPATH – nouns (also see SIDEWALK)
– BANQUETTE a raised sidewalk or footpath …1841 Amer. dial.
– GANG-WAY † a footpath, either that of a public road or one through fields to a farmhouse …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GANNIN-GAIT the footpath of a public road …Bk1900 Sc.
– GAN-WAY † a footpath of a public road …1887 Sc.
– RAMPART the curbstone of a footpath …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OATS AND CHAFF a footpath …1857 rhyming sl.
– PAD-GATE a footpath; a trodden way …1889 Eng. dial.
– PAD-ROAD a footpath; a trodden way …1888 Eng. dial.
– PAD-TROD a footpath; a trodden way …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAD-WALK a footpath; a trodden way …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAD-WAY a footpath; a trodden way …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PARAPET the sidewalk, footpath, or pavement of a street or road …1840 Eng. dial.
– RAMPER a raised road through a marsh or bog; a raised footway; a high road …1890 Eng. dial.
– REAN a footpath or roadway …1711 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TERRACE a raised footpath by the side of a road …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALKING-PATH † a footpath …1791
FOOTPRINT – nouns
– ACCUB † the print of any creature’s foot …1626
– FEETING footprints, tracks …1663 Amer. dial.
– FEETNING footprints, tracks …1966 Amer. dial.
– PADDLES marks, footprints …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PATTERINGS footprints; the marks of feet in light soil, etc. …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– PATTERMENTS footprints; the marks of feet in light soil, etc. …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– PATTERS dirty footmarks; a thoroughly trodden down state, all over footprints …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– PELMATOGRAM * an impression of the sole of the foot; a footprint …1890
– PUG a footprint, esp. of a game animal …1860
– PUG-MARK the footprint of an animal …M19
– SCOTE the footmarks of horses, cattle, etc. …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
footprint – verbs
– PUG to track (esp. game) by following footprints or another spoor …M16
FOOTSTEP – nouns
– LAST † a footstep, track, trace …971
FOOTSTOOL – nouns
– BENCH † a footstool …c1386
FOP, FOPPISH – adjectives
– BOBBISH conceited, foppish …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
- DANDIFIED made or adorned in the style of a dandy; foppish …1826 colloq.
– FALLAL † affected, finicking, foppish …1748
– FALLALISH * somewhat fallal …1754
– JEMMY-JESSAMY dandified, foppish, effeminate …1786
– LARDY-DARDY characteristic of an affected swell; languidly foppish; supercilious …1861 sl.
– MACARONIAN foppish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MACARONIC * pert. to a macaroni …1828
– MASHER characteristic of a ‘masher’, foppish, dandyish …1884 sl.
– QUAINT † of persons; finely or fashionably dressed; elegant, foppish …a1300
– SCOVIE foppish ..1825 Sc.
– SCOVIE-LIKE having a foppish appearance …1825 Sc.
– SKIPJACK flighty, affected, foppish …1598
– SKIPJACKLY * flighty, affected, foppish …1674
– TOL-LOL foppish …L19 Aust. sl.
fop, foppish – person
– ADON † a fop, a dandy or exquisite; Adonis …1592
– ADONIS a beau, fop, or dandy …1765
– BARBER-MONGER † a constant frequenter of the barber’s shop, a fop …1608
– BARBER’S CLERK an irresponsible sailor who is overparticular about his appearance; a fop; one who spends much time in barber’s shops …1835 US nautical sl.
– BARBER’S-CLOCK a fop; one who spends much time in barber’s shops …Bk1891 sl.
– BEAU a man who gives particular, or excessive, attention to dress, mien, and social etiquette; a fop, a dandy …1687
– BEAU GARÇON, BEAU-GARZON a handsome fellow; an exquisite, a fop …c1665
– BEAU-NASTY a dandy or fop who, though in exterior finely dressed, is dirty and slovenly in person and habits …c1786 sl.
– BEAUTY MAN * a beautiful man, esp. one who is effeminate; a fop, a dancy …1800
– BEND a foolish, foppish fellow …Bk1898 Sc.
– BIT OF HAW-HAW a fop, a dandy …Bk1909 UK sl.
– BUCK-A-DANDY a young, dashing, or virile man; a fop …1894 Amer. dial.
– BUCKSTICK a well-dressed, sprightly child or youth; a fop …19C Eng. dial.
– CAKE a dandy; a fop; youths who wore stylish wide-bottomed trousers …E19 US sl., esp. gang
– CAKEY a fop; a dandy …1930s US sl.
– COCKSCOMB, COXCOMB † a stupid person; a fool …1542
– DAFFYDOWNDILLY a dandy, a fop …1830 sl.
– DAND a dandy; a fop …1874 sl.
– DANDY a man who dresses fashionably and ostentatiously; a fop …c1780
– DANDY-COCK a foppish, strutting fellow …1892 Eng. dial.
– DANDY-DEVIL a fop …1894 Eng. dial.
– DANDYLING a diminutive or petty dandy; a ridiculous fop …1846 nonce word
– DUDE an affected male; a fop …19C US sl.
– DUNDREARY † a foolish fop or dandy, esp. one viewed as a typical representative of the British upper class …1861
– DUNDREARY SWELL a foolish, typically aristocratic or upper-class fop or dandy …1862
– FANTASTIC † one given to fine or showy dress; a fop …a1613
– FLASHER a high-flier; a fop; a pretender to wit …1779 sl.
– FOPDOODLE † a silly, vain, empty person; a stupid or insignificant fellow; a fop, fool, simpleton …a1600
– FRIBBLE a contemptible fop …1785 sl.
– GAG a conceited, foppish young fellow, who tries to figure as a swell …Bk1910 Ireland
– GANDER a dandy, a fop …E19 sl.
– GIMCRACK † an affected, showy, or worthless person; a conceited fellow; a fop; in later use a term of contempt applied to women …1618
– HOP-O’-MY-THUMB a fop, a dandy …B1900 Eng. dial.
– JACK-A-DANDY a conceited fop; a petty dandy; a coxcomb; a pert, smart, little impertinent fellow; a conceited, empty-headed little fellow; a contemptuous name for a beau, fop, or dandy; an insignificant person …1632
– JACKANAPES a ridiculous upstart; a pert, impertinent, or conceited fellow who assumes ridiculous airs; a coxcomb, a fop …c1555
– JACK-DANDY a little fop, a petty dandy; an insignificant little fellow; a coxcomb …1632 colloq.
– JACK OF DANDY an insignificant person; a fop …E17 sl.
– JEMMY † a dandy or fop; a finical fellow …1753
– JEMMY-JESSAMY an effeminate or great fop, a dandy …1753
– LA-DE-DA(H), LA-DI-DA, LAH-DI-DAH, LARDY-DAH language or behaviour characterized by affectation, pretension, or preciosity; hence, a person notable for such behaviour; a fop or swell …1883 colloq.
– MAC(C)ARONI an exquisite of a class which arose in England about 1760 and consisted of young men who had travelled and affected the tastes and fashions prevalent in continental society; a fop; a dandy; one who dresses fantastically; one who follows every ridiculous mode of dress …1764 hist.
– MACAROON † a fop …a1825 Eng. dial.
– MACAROONY † a macaroni; a fop; a dandy; an overdressed person …Bk1895 Eng. dial.
– MASH a dandy, a fop, a swell …1882 sl.
– MASHER a dandy or fop of affected manners and exaggerated style of dress who frequented music-halls and fashionable promenades and who posed as a lady-killer …1882 sl.
– MONKEYRONY † (derogatory) a dandy or fop; esp. a person who behaves mischievously like a monkey …1773 colloq.
– MONKEY-WHISK † a fop …Bk1880
– NAB(E) † a coxcomb; a fop …a1700 sl.
– NANTLING a foppish person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAJOCK * a vain or conceited person; a popinjay, a fop; a term of contempt …1604
– POPINJAY a fop …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PUFF a fop; an effeminate male; a homosexual male …19C Brit. sl.
– PUP a vain fop …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PUPPY a vain fop …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PURP a vain fop …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– QUEER CULL a foolish dandy, a fop …L17 sl.
– SCOVIE a fop …1825 Sc.
– SKIPJACK a pert, shallow-brained fellow; a young, impudent person; a conceited fop or dandy …1554 arch.
– SPANGLE-BABY † a fop or dandy …1602
– SPARK a young man of an elegant or foppish character; one who affects smartness or display in dress and manners; chiefly in more or less depreciatory use; a gay, dashing fellow …c1600
– TASSELLED GENTLEMAN a fop, a man dressed in fine clothes …Bk1894
– TIPPY-BOB a smart, fashionably-dressed person; a fop …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YITEMARREE a term of contempt for an empty-headed, foppish, time-serving man …1902 Sc.
FOPPERY – nouns
– FANGLE † a fantastic, foppish, or silly contrivance; a piece of finery; foppery, fuss …1583
– MACARONISM behaviour characteristic of a macaroni; dandyism …1775
FORAGE – verbs
– FANGS of an animal: to forage, to search round for food …1929 Sc.
FORBEAR – verbs
– LET † to desist, to forbear …c1200
FORBEARANCE – nouns
– SUFFERANCE patient endurance, forbearance, long-suffering …a1300 arch.
FORBID – verbs
– CRY DOWN to forbid, suppress, or condemn by public proclamation; to publicly disclaim responsibility for …1457
– DARE to deter by threatening; to forbid …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DISANNUL to forbid, to hinder, to refuse …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DISCHARGE to forbid, to prohibit, to charge not to do …1631 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FAIN to forbid, to refuse; to claim a truce …1870 Eng. dial.
– FORFEND † to prohibit, to forbid …1382
– OPPOSE * to forbid …1813
– TOLL THE BELL ON to put an end to; to forbid …1900s sl.
– WARN to forbid a person to do something …c893
FORBIDDEN – adjectives
– KAPU forbidden, off limits; often used as a warning to deter trespassing …1826
– NOT ON unacceptable, impossible; not permissible; forbidden; not going to happen …1972 sl.
– OFF forbidden …1910s sl.
– VETITE † forbidden, prohibited …c1500
– WARNABLE †* that may be forbidden …c1449
FORBIDDING – adjectives
– BAD-LIKE of forbidding aspect; ill-favoured …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BUGGERY-LOOKING adj. ugly, forbidding, or scary-looking …1956 Amer. dial.
– GRUM AND CHUFF sulky in demeanour and surly in speech; morose and forbidding …1950 Amer. dial.
– MALAGRUGROUS † grim, forbidding; gloomy, dismal, melancholy …1819 Sc.
– MALEGROBOLOUS † grim, forbidding; gloomy, dismal, melancholy …1819 Sc.
– REBARBATIVE * repellent, forbidding; unattractive, dull; unpleasant, objectionable …1892
– THARF of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling; hesitating; shy; slow; forbidding, cold, unsociable …1882 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THARFISH of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling, backward, timorous, shy; forbidding …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THIEVELESS shy, reserved; cold, frigid in manner, forbidding …1787 Sc.
forbidding – person
– FUSTILUGS † a gross, fat, unwieldy person, especially a woman; a slovenly woman that smells rank; a person with a sour, forbidding aspect; a dirty child; a term of abuse…1607 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UFRONGGI, UFRONGIE, UFRUNGIE a grotesque object; a person of forbidding aspect …Bk1905 Sc.
FORCE – adverbs
– BINNER with much noise and force …Bk1898 Sc.
– BY HEAD AND SHOULDERS by force, violently …1581
– FORCELY † with force or power, vigorously, vehemently, violently …1508 obs. or Sc.
– NECK AND CROP headlong; with force …1890 Eng. dial.
– NECK AND HEELS headlong; with force …1895 Eng. dial.
force – nouns
– AFEL †* strength, physical force …c1200
– BANKSTERSHIP force, violence …Bk1898 Sc.
– BELLUM a blast, as of wind; force, impetus …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIG STICK a display of force …1904 US
– BIR force, impetus …Bk1911 Sc.
– BIRR force, impetus, energy; violence; passion …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOOSE force, energy …Bk1911 Sc.
– FARRACH strength, substance; force, ability, energy …1742 Sc.
– FEEROCH strength, substance; force, ability, energy …1742 Sc.
– FEIROCH strength, substance; force, ability, energy …1742 Sc.
– MAISTRICE † mastery; superiority, superior force or skill; a deed of might or skill; a feat …a1300, chiefly Sc.
– MASTERY † superior force or power …1297
– NEED † violence, force, constraint, or compulsion, exercised by or upon persons …c825
– PANG strength, vigour, energy, force …1873 Sc.
– PUISSANCE power, might, or force; influence …1375 literary usage
– PUNCH force; meaning; pungency …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– RADEUR †* rapidity, impetus, force …c1477
– RADOUR †* rapidity, impetus, force …c1477
– RANDOM † impetuosity, great speed, force, or violence in riding, running, striking, etc. …c1305
– SINEW strength, energy, force; usually in the plural …1560
– VIR vigour, energy, activity, briskness, gusto, force, impetuosity …1738 Sc.
– VIRR vigour, energy, briskness, gusto, force, impetuosity …1738 Sc.
force – verbs
– AFFORCE † to apply force; to force, compel …c1300
– BEFORCE †* to force, to ravish …c1375
– BREAK A BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL to use unnecessary force in destroying something fragile …1734
– BREAK THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL to use unnecessary force in destroying something fragile …1990
– BULLDOSE, BULLDOZE to intimidate, to coerce, to force through violence …L19 sl.
– DEAD 1. † to lose vitality, force, or vigour; to become numb; to lose heat or glow …c1384
2. † to deprive of force or vigour …1586
– DRIVE TO THE WALL to force into an awkward situation
– EFFORCE to force open, to gain by force, to compel …1596
– FORCE DOWN SOMEONE’S THROAT to force someone to agree to or accept …colloq.
– GET HEAD to gain force or power; to attain to vigour …1625
– NEEDCESSITATE † to force, to necessitate …1836 Sc.
– OPPRESS † to force, to violate, to ravish …1382
– PISSANT to move a heavy object by brute force …1953 Amer. dial.
– PUSH TO THE WALL to force into an awkward situation
– RAILROAD to force or speed up an action without due process, in disregard of regular or accepted procedures, or without the consent of others concerned; to force one’s opinion or schemes upon others …L19 Amer. sl.
– RAM AT to use force; to do anything with vigour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAMPEN †* to force, to ram …a1300
– RAMROD to force, deceive, or overpersuade one into doing something …1952 Amer. dial.
– RANFORCE † to force, to break open …1637
– RANT to unduly and forcibly handle a female …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCRIG to force; to squeeze out …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCROOCH to force, push, or squeeze one’s way; to crowd over …1909 Amer. dial.
– SCROUGE to force, push or squeeze one’s way; to crowd …1798 Amer. dial.
– SCROUNGE to force or squeeze one’s way into a small space; to encroach on …1953 Amer. dial.
– SCROWDGE to crowd, to push again; to force into, out of, etc. a crowded space …1789 Amer. dial.
– SHANGHAI to force a person, esp. by underhand or unscrupulous means, to join a ship which is lacking a full crew …1871 nautical sl., orig. US
– SKROUGE to crowd, to push against; to force into, out of, etc. a crowded space …1789 Amer. dial.
– TAR AND TIG † to act forcefully or wantonly; to use force and violence …c1470 Sc.
– TIG AND TAR † to act forcefully or wantonly; to use force and violence …c1470 Sc.
– YARK † to pull, push, or throw with a sudden movement; to jerk, to wrench; to force …1568 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YERK to jerk; to seize or pull forcibly; to snatch, to wrench, to force …1811 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– YIRK to jerk; to seize or pull forcibly; to snatch, to wrench, to force …1811 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YOIK to force; to prise open …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
FORCE BACK – verbs
– RAMBARRE †* to beat or force back; to drive away, to repel, to repulse; to stop, to restrain …1644 Sc.
FORCED – adjectives
– AFFECTATE † assumed unnaturally, forced, strain, stilted …1559
– HIGH-PRESSURE coerced, forced …1940s sl.
FORCED AWAY – adjectives
– ABSTORTED † forced away, wrung from another by violence …Bk1662
FORCEFUL – adjectives
– ASS-KICKING forceful, aggressive, vicious, thuggish …1977 sl.
– DYNAMIC active, potent, energetic, effective, forceful …1856
– FULL-BLOODED vigorous, forceful, hearty, sensual
– GUTTY forceful and assertive …1939 Amer. sl.
– HARD-HANDED ruling with a firm or cruel hand; forceful, severe …1611
– JAWY * forceful in language …1654
– PUNCHY full of punch or vigour; forceful; being or appearing vigorously effective …20C sl.
– TONITRUANT forceful, vigorous …1907
forceful – nouns
– ASS-KICKING forceful or aggressive behaviour …M20 sl.
– WALLOP a forceful impression …colloq.
forceful – person
– BEAR-CAT an aggressive, forceful, or powerful person; one of great energy or ability …1916 US sl
– RIPSNORTER a forceful, energetic fellow …1842 colloq. orig. US
– SCROUGE someone or something large or forceful …M19 sl., orig. US
– SCROUGER someone or something large or forceful …M19 sl., orig. US
FORCEFULLY – adverbs
– PARDOOS violently, with great force, with a crash …1866 Sc.
– VIR forcefully …1866 Sc.
– VIRR forcefully …1866 Sc.
FORCE ON – verbs
– BRUSH to force on; to drive hard …1755 US
FORCEPS – nouns
– BEAKS † a pair of pincers, a forceps …1656
FORCIBLE – adjectives
– DERF † vigorous, forcible, violent …c1440
– PEISANT † forcible, as a blow given with a heavy body …c1450
– PUISSANT possessed of or wielding power; having great authority or influence; mighty, potent, powerful, strong, forcible …a1450 arch.
– RAMMING forcible, ‘go-ahead’ …1825 sl.
– REESING vehement, strong, forcible …Bk1904 Sc.
FORCIBLY – adverbs
– AFFORCE † forcibly, by force …c1380
– EADILY powerfully, forcibly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– EARDLY powerfully, forcibly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARDLY † with energy, force, or strenuous exertion; vigorously, forcibly, violently …c1205
– MASTERFULLY violently, forcibly …1792 Sc.
– NEEDLING † forcibly; by force …c1000
– RAM-JAM forcibly; headlong …1879 Eng. dial.
FORD – nouns
– DRIFT a passage of a river; a ford …1849 S. Afr.
– RACK a shallow ford in a river …1705 Sc.
– RIDDING a ford …1882 Eng. dial.
– WADDIE, WADDY a wading place, a ford …1929 Sc.
– WADE shallow water, a ford …1829 Sc.
FOOT – adjectives