FORM – adjectives (includes FORMED)
– EFFORMATIVE † formative, tending to form …1647
– FASHIONATIVE † tending to fashion or form, shaping …a1693
– MANIFORM multiform; existing in many forms or kinds …1835
– OMNIFORM of all forms or shapes; taking any or every form …1647
– OMNIFORMAL of all forms or shapes; taking any or every form …1839
– PANTOMORPHIC assuming any or all forms or shapes …1836
– VARIFORMED † variously formed or shaped; varied or different in form …1578
form – nouns
– BLEE † appearance, form …a1000
– FACK make, shape, form …1914 Sc.
– FASURE † fashion, form …a1300
– FEATURE 1. † make, form, fashion, shape; proportions, esp. of the body; a particular example of this …c1325 obs. exc. arch.
2. † good form or shape; comeliness …1594
– MAKEDOM † form, shape; esp. elegant form, shapeliness, comeliness …c1470 Sc.
– OMNIFORMITY the being of all forms …1644
– ORDER † form, shape as resulting from arrangement …1578
– PANTOMORPH that which takes any or all form or shapes …1841
– VARIFORMITY * variety or diversity of form …1702
FORMAL – adjectives
– BUTTON-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1959 US
– BUTTONED-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1960 US
– BUTTONED UP reluctant to reveal emotion or to express thoughts freely; reserved, inhibited, or formal in manner or disposition; repressed prim …1767
– FASHIONABLE † pert. to outward form or ceremony; merely formal …1614
– FASHIONAL † pertaining to outward form or ceremony; merely formal …1617
– FASHIONARY †* formal …a1640
– OFFICIOUS † pert. to an office or business, official; hence, formal …1610
– STODGY excessively formal and conventional
formal – person
– MRS. PRINCUM PRANCUM a nice, precise, formal madam …B1900
formal – verbs
– ALLEMAND † to conduct in a formal and courtly style …1821 Eng. dial.
– BUTTON UP to behave in a formal, reserved manner; to remain silent …1872 colloq.
– PEEL EGGS to stand on ceremony; to behave in a formal way …c1860 sl.
FORMALITY – nouns
– FASHIONABLENESS † superficiality, formality …1608-11
– PANJANDRUM official and ceremonial fuss or formality …1883
FORMATION – nouns
– EFFECTION † fabrication, formation, production …1430
– EFFORMATION † formation, framing, shaping …1578
FORMED – adjectives
– EDIFICATE † built up, constructed, formed, instituted, arranged …c1470
– FASHIONATE 1. † fashioned or formed after an image or model, that is a copy …1593
2. †* well formed, perfect …1593
– YFORMED † formed; informed …1297
FORMER – adjectives
– PULLED UP former …1972 US sl.
– QUONDAM that formerly was or existed …1586
– RATHERMORE †* earlier, former …1382
– UMQUHILE † former, late; of persons: now deceased …1431
– UMWHILE † former, late; of persons: now deceased …1431
former – adverbs
– ABEFOIR of before, of former times …1609 Sc.
– A-BEFORE of before, of former times …1609 Sc.
FORMERLY – adverbs
– ALREADY YET formerly; before …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BACK-ALONG of time: back; formerly; in the past; recently; a little while ago …1880 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BACK IN THE DAY(S) formerly; long ago …1988 US sl.
– BEFORETIMES † formerly, previously …a1555
– BEFORMERLY formerly; before …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ONCE IN A DAY formerly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ONE-WHILE once, formerly …1906 Amer. dial.
– OR † at a former time, on a former occasion; formerly, before …c1205
– QUONDAM * at one time, formerly, heretofore …1537
– QUONDAMLY formerly …1814
– UMQUHILE at one time, at some previous time; formerly …c1375 arch.
– UMWHILE at one time, at some previous time; formerly …c1375 arch.
FORMIDABLE – adjectives
– ADOUBTED † dreaded; formidable …c1314
– BAD of persons: very tough; pugnacious; formidable; hence, formidably skilled …1855 Amer. sl., esp. Black usage
– MAJOR-LEAGUE impressive; formidable; significant; hence, a notable degree or amount of …1941 Amer. sl.
– MONSTA formidable; excellent …1999 US sl.
– MONSTER excellent, very good; impressive, large, big, formidable …1953 US sl., orig. Black usage
– NASTY formidable …sl.
– RANK † stout and strong; formidable …c1122 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
formidable – nouns
– BITCH something regarded as outstanding of its kind, esp. in unpleasantness; something difficult or formidable …1964 Amer. dial.
– HELL-BENDER something that is especially formidable, aggressive, or courageous …1812 Amer. sl.
– HELL ON WHEELS anything regarded as a nasty, formidable, violent, or impressive situation or event …1927 Amer. dial.
– HELL UPON WHEELS anything regarded as a nasty, formidable, violent, or impressive situation or event …1843 Amer. dial.
– LIGHTNING STRIKER a formidable or impressive thing …1867 US sl.
formidable – person
– BATTERING RAM a formidable (older) woman; a quarrelsome, unattractive, old, or domineering person …1930 US sl.
– BATTLE-AX(E) a formidable, quarrelsome, unattractive, or domineering woman …1896 colloq., orig. US
– BATTLE-CRUISER a tough, aggressive, formidable older woman …1957 sl.
– BATTLER a formidable or domineering woman …1900 sl.
– BRAINGER a formidable foe …Bk1911 Sc.
– CHAIN LIGHTNING a person who is extremely adept or formidable …1891 US sl.
– FRIGGER a person, esp. a man, who is despicable, wretched, formidable, etc. …1953 US sl.
– FUCKER a person, esp. a man, who is despicable, wretched, formidable, or contemptible …a1890 sl.
– HAIRY DOG a violent, dangerous, or formidable fellow …1967 US West. sl.
– HAIRY WOLF a violent, dangerous, or formidable fellow …1926 US West. sl.
– HARD NUT someone who is difficult to deal with or hard to beat; a formidable person …1848
– HARD NUT TO CRACK a difficult person to work out, become familiar with, or try to convince; an obstinate or formidable person …Bk1988 sl
– HELL a formidable or astonishing person …1893 US sl.
– HELL-BENDER someone that is especially formidable, aggressive, or courageous …1812 Amer. sl.
– HELL-BENDING FOOL a formidable, outrageous person; a daredevil fellow …1909 US sl.
– HELLER a difficult, formidable, extraordinary, exciting, unmanageable, or troublesome person …1895 colloq., orig. & chiefly US
– HORSE a strong or athletic fellow; hence, a person who is formidable, admirable, unequalled, extremely capable, etc.; a good fellow …1808 Amer. sl.
– HOSS a strong or athletic fellow; hence, a person who is formidable, admirable, unequalled, extremely capable, etc.; a good fellow …1845 Amer. sl.
– MOTHERFUCKER a formidable, strong, or otherwise admirable person …1958 chiefly US Black usage
formidable – verbs
– CATCH A TARTAR to get hold of one who can neither be controlled nor got quit of; to tackle one unexpectedly proves to be too formidable …1663
FORMIDABLENESS – nouns
– FEAR † a capability of inspiring fear, formidableness …1601
FORSAKE – verbs
– ABAND † to abandon, to forsake …1559
– BANDON † to forsake, to abandon …1587
– BELEAVE † to go away from a person or place; to depart from, to forsake, to quit, to abandon …c1205
– DECLINE † to abandon, to forsake, to give up a practice …1672
– LET † to quit, to abandon, to forsake …c1175
– LINQUISH † to abandon, to forsake …1591
– QUAT to leave, to depart from; to forsake; to relinquish, to give up, to let go …1714 Sc.
– QUATE to leave, to depart from; to forsake; to relinquish, to give up, to let go …1714 Sc.
– SAKE to forsake …1896 Eng. dial.
– WAIVE 1. † to cast aside, to relinquish, to forsake the truth, one’s faith or god, a state or condition, etc. …1303
2. † to abandon, to leave, to desert; to forsake a person, place, thing …c1330
FORSAKEN – adjectives
– CAST thrown off, disused, worn out, abandoned, forsaken …1597
– LASS-LORN † forsaken by one’s lass or sweetheart …1610
FORSYTHIA – nouns
– EASTER BUSH forsythia …1944 Amer. dial.
FORTHRIGHT – verbs
– TELL IT LIKE IT IS to tell the complete, unadulterated truth; to be forthright
FORTHWITH – adverbs
– BEDENE † straightaway, at once, forthwith, immediately …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BETIMES in a short time, soon, speedily, anon, forthwith …c1400
– INCONTINENT † immediately, forthwith, at once …1660 Sc.
– INCONTINENTLY † immediately, forthwith …1650 Sc.
– OFF-HAND without delay, instantly, forthwith; lately …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ON-END immediately, forthwith; without stop or intermission, perpetually, in succession …1888 Eng. dial.
– QUICK AND QUIDDER * quickly, forthwith …1633 Sc.
– SUDDENLY † without delay, forthwith, promptly, immediately, directly, at once …c1330
FORTIFICATION – nouns
– VALLATION * a ridge, wall, or bank of earth thrown up as a defense or protection; an earthwork or fortification of this nature …1664
FORTIFIED – nouns
– CASTLE OF WAR † a fortified building or place …1375
– HOUSE OF WAR † a fortified building or place …1581
– PLACE OF WAR † a fortified building or place …1375
– TOWN OF WAR † a fortified building or place …1441
FORTIFY – verbs
– AFFORCIARE † to make stronger, to fortify …c1300
– BASTILLE † to fortify a castle …1480
– EFFORT † to strengthen, to fortify …1662
– HARNESS † to equip a place defensively; to fortify …1611
– IMMURE † to wall in, to surround with a wall or walls; to fortify …1598
– OFSTRENGTH †* to fortify …1297
– RAMFORCE † to fortify, to strengthen a wall, rampart, etc.; to block up, to barricade a gate or door …1570 chiefly Sc.
– RANFORCE † to strengthen, to fortify …1547
– ROBORATE † to give strength or support to; to invigorate; to fortify …1533
– WARD † to man with a garrison; to protect or shield with some work or contrivance; to fortify a castle …1340-70
– WARN †* to fortify; to protect, to defend …c1330
FORTITUDE – adjectives
– GUTS requiring or demonstrating courage or fortitude …1957 Amer. sl.
– GUTS BALL a ballgame such as baseball played with great aggressiveness and tenacity; hence, any action or actions requiring or demonstrating fortitude, extreme competitiveness, courage, determination, etc. …1962 Amer. sl.
fortitude – nouns
– MAGNANIMITY † lofty courage; fortitude …1509
FORTNIGHT – nouns
– QUINZAINE * a fortnightly event, meeting, etc. …1856
FORTRESS – nouns
– GARRISON † a fortress or stronghold …c1430
FORTUITOUS – adjectives
– ACCIDENTARY † fortuitous, casual …1607
– ADVENTUROUS † occurring or coming by chance; casual, fortuitous, accidental …c1374
– HAPPIOUS †* fortuitous; chancy …1387-8
– HAPPY †* coming or happening by chance; fortuitous; chance …1513
– TEMERARIOUS † acting or happening at random; fortuitous, casual, haphazard …1660
fortuitous – nouns
– ACCIDENCE † mishap, chance; fortuitous circumstance …1393
– ACCIDENCY † a fortuitous circumstance or acquisition; a chance; a windfall …1864
FORTUNATE – adjectives
– ARSEHOLE LUCKY extremely lucky or fortunate …1950s sl.
– BOON † advantageous, fortunate, favourable …LME
– CANDID † splendid, illustrious; fortunate …1648
– CANNY † lucky, fortunate, prosperous …1715 Sc.
– CHANCY lucky, fortunate; good-natured …1928 Amer. dial.
– EADI † happy, fortunate, well-omened …c825
– FELICIOUS † fortunate, prosperous …1599
– HAPPEN † fortunate, happy, blessed …a1300
– HEAVEN–BLEST happy, fortunate …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MERCIFUL lucky, fortunate …1836 Sc.
– OMINOUS † of good omen, auspicious; fortunate …1597
– ON THE PIG’S BACK living in luxury; living well; in good fortune; in a fortunate position …L19 Ireland, Aust. & NZ sl.
– ON THE TINNY LUCK by a fortunate chance …1910s Aust. sl.
– WHITE * propitious, favourable; auspicious, fortunate, happy …1614 arch.
fortunate – nouns
– FORTUNATION † the act of making fortunate; the being favoured by fortune; luckiness …c1470
– SNIP a thing that is more fortunate, excellent, or pleasing that might normally be expected …1952 UK sl.
fortunate – person
– SON OF A WHITE HEN a fortunate person or thing; a favourite child …1540
– SUNDAY CHILD a child born on Sunday; hence, one greatly blessed or favoured; a fortunate person …1886
– SUNDAY’S CHILD a child born on Sunday; hence, one greatly blessed or favoured; a fortunate person …1886
– SUNDAY’S DAUGHTER † a child born on Sunday; hence, one greatly blessed or favoured; a fortunate person …c1150
– WHITE-HEN’S CHICK n. a spoiled or petted child; a fortunate person …1786 Eng. dial
fortunate – verbs
– ACE OUT to be fortunate or lucky …Bk2000 Amer. sl.
– BE LAUGHING to be comfortable, safe, fortunate; hence, to be winning …World War I Brit. colloq.
– HAVE A GOOD INNINGS to be fortunate, esp. in money matters …Bk1896 colloq.
fortunate – phrases
– HALF YOUR LUCK! expression indicating you feel the other person is very fortunate …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– ON THE PIG’S BACK in a fortunate or prosperous state …1894
– ON THE PIG’S EAR in a fortunate or prosperous state …1946
FORTUNATELY – adverbs
– HAPPENLY † fortunately, happily …c1375
FORTUNE – nouns
– ADVENTURE † that which comes to us, or happens without design; chance, fortune, luck …c1230
– AFFAIR † fortune, rank, dignity …1480
– BASKET-FORTUNE a small fortune …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BETIDE †* befalling, event, fortune, chance …1590
– BIKE a windfall, an unexpected good fortune …Bk1898 Sc.
– BIT OF GOOSE a piece of good fortune …1930s sl.
– CAST † a throw or stroke of fortune; hence, fortune, chance, opportunity; lot, fate …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CUT † one’s lot, fate, fortune; fate or fortune as a ruler of events …a1340
– FAIR WIND a safe journey; good fortune …1851 Amer. dial.
– FALL lot, fate, fortune …1773 Sc.
– FAUSTITY † good luck, happiness, good fortune …1656
– FLANDERS FORTUNE a relatively small fortune or inheritance …L17 sl.
– FORTUNATION † the act of making fortunate; the being favoured by fortune; luckiness …c1470
– GOOD HEAL † welfare, fortune …c1175 obs.
– HAP 1. chance or fortune (good or bad) that falls to anyone; luck, lot …c1205 arch.
2. † good fortune, good luck; success, prosperity …a1225
– HAPPING † fortune …a1400
– LADY LUCK good fortune personified …1205 UK
– NIBBLE a stroke of luck; a welcome piece of good fortune; a catch, a bargain …1925 Sc.
– NIGGER LUCK (derogatory) good luck, esp. when unexpected; very good fortune …1851 Amer. dial.
– PILE a fortune …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– SITHE † fortune on a journey; also generally, fortune, hap, luck …c1000
– VENTURE † fortune, luck; chance …a1450
fortune – verbs
– BE LAPPED IN ONE’S MOTHER’S SMOCK † to be born to fortune …1690
– CRY ROAST MEAT † to announce to others a piece of private luck or good fortune; to boast about one’s situation …1638 now rare or obs
– FALL IN THE BUTTER TUB to have a piece of good luck or fortune …1968 Amer. dial.
– FILL ONE’S PIPE AND LEAVE OTHERS TO ENJOY IT to make a large fortune, which one’s heirs or other relatives dissipate …1821 coll.
– FIND THE BEAN IN THE CAKE gain an unexpected prize; to come to some unexpected good fortune; to succeed in defeating one’s adversaries …1874
– HAP to have the fortune or luck to do something …1393 arch.
FORTUNE-HUNTER – person
– LOUNGE LIZARD a fortune-hunter or womanizer who works his charms in the lounges of hotels; one who spends his time idling in fashionable society, esp. in search of a wealthy patroness …1918 sl.
FORTUNE-TELLER – person
– AUTEM-GOGGLER a fortune-teller, a conjuror …E18 UK criminals’ sl.
– AUTEM-GOGLER a fortune-teller, a conjuror …E18 UK criminals’ sl.
– DOOKIN-COVE a fortune-teller …M19 sl.
– FACTOR a cheat or impostor; a fraudulent fortune-teller …16C UK criminals’ sl.
– FATER, FAYTER a cheat or impostor; a fraudulent fortune-teller …16C UK criminals’ sl.
– FATILOQUIST †* one who declares or foretells fates; a fortune-teller …1652
– HAND-READER a palm-reader; a person who tells fortunes by looking at the lines on a person’s palm …1883
– MITT READER a fortune teller who reads palms …1928 US circus & carnival sl.
– PALMIST one who practices palmistry; one who professes to tell people’s characters and fortunes by examining the palms of their hands; a chiromancer …1886
– PALMISTER * one who practices palmistry; one who professes to tell people’s characters and fortunes by examining the palms of their hands; a chiromancer …a1500
– SIBYL a prophetess; a fortune-teller, a witch …1589
– SPAE-ER one who foretells; a fortune-teller …1820 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SPAE MAN, SPAYMAN a man who it is supposed can tell fortunes or foretell events; a prophet, a soothsayer, a fortune-teller, a wizard …a1505 Sc.
– SPAER one who foretells; a fortune-teller …1820 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SPAE WIFE, SPAYWIFE a woman who it is supposed can tell fortunes or foretell events; a female fortune-teller; a witch …1773 Sc.
– SPAE-WOMAN a female fortune-teller …1828 Brit.
– TEA-GROUTER a fortune-teller who uses tea-leaves, the leaves being ‘grouted’ or turned over in the cup …a1833
– WISE-WIFE a witch; a female fortune-teller; a woman who deals in astrology, charms, etc. …1897 Sc.
– WISE WOMAN a witch; a sorceress; a fortune teller …1808
– WITTER-WIFE a female soothsayer or fortune-teller …1891 Sc.
FORTUNE TELLING – adjectives
– GIPSIE, GYPSIE, GYPSY relating to fortune-telling or other supernatural powers …1615
fortune telling – nouns
– DOOKERING fortune-telling …M19 gypsy & tramp sl.
– DOOKIN’ fortune-telling …M19 gypsy & tramp sl.
– DUCKERING fortune-telling …M19 gypsy & tramp sl.
– LYESKEN CHIRPS fortune-telling …18C tinker sl.
– MADBALL a crystal ball used by a fortune-teller …1948 Amer. carnival usage
– MITT CAMP a fortune-telling booth in a carnival …1980 US sl.
FORTY – adjectives
– QUADRAGESIMAL consisting of forty …1662
forty – nouns
– CARENTANE † a group of 40; a space of forty days; a forty days’ indulgence …1647
– QUARANTAIN †* a set of forty (nights) …1653
FORWARD – adjectives
– BARDIE forward, pert, shameless, insolent …1822 Sc.
– BARDY forward, pert, shameless, audacious; insolent; defiant …1822 Sc.
– BEDDY conceited, self-sufficient, saucy, forward …1706 Sc. & Ireland
– BOBBEROUS pert, saucy, forward …19C Eng. dial.
– BRASH eager, lively, forward …1885 Amer. dial.
– BRICKETY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1868 Amer. dial.
– BRIGATY, BRIGETTY, BRIGGITY, BRIGGOTY, BRIGITY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1880 Amer. dial.
– EGSOME forward, seductive …1868 Sc.
– FAST forward, impulsive, prone to rashness; cheeky, rude, impudent, impertinent …Bk1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FRESH amorously over-free or cheeky; pert; forward; bold; impudent …1845 sl., orig. US
– GAMESOME forward, dissolute …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HOIT-A-POIT assuming airs of importance unsuitable to years or action; presuming, forward …B1900 Eng. dial.
– KEEN † bold, proud, forward, insolent, heinous …1297
– KNAPPISH † rudely abrupt or forward, testy, snappish, sharp-tongued, spiteful …1513 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MALAPERT † presumptuous, impudent, saucy; bold or forward from lack of proper respect or modesty …c1420 obs. exc. arch.
– MANNISH bold, forward; said of both sexes and of children …1930 Amer. dial., esp. Black usage
– MINXIN forward, pert, like a minx …1883 Eng. dial.
– OBERFU bold, forward …1929 Sc.
– OUTWARDLY self-important, forward …1968 Amer. dial.
– PAUKY, PAWKY proud, conceited, impudent, bold, precocious, forward, inquisitive; esp. used of children …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PRATCHANT † conceited, forward, swaggering …1597 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– PROCACIOUS * forward, insolent, impudent, saucy, pert, petulant …1660
– PROTERVE †* forward, wayward, stubborn; peevish, petulant; proud, arrogant, impudent …1382
– PROTERVOUS † forward, wayward, untoward, stubborn, impudent, peevish, petulant …1547
– RAMBUMPTIOUS noisy and unruly; boisterous; forward; obstreperous …1911 Amer. dial.
– RAMBUNKSHUS noisy and unruly; boisterous; forward; obstreperous …1866 Amer. dial.
– RAMBUNKSIOUS noisy and unruly; boisterous; forward; obstreperous …1904 Amer. dial.
– RAMSTAMPHISH rough, blunt, unrefined; unceremonious; forward and noisy …1818 Sc.
– REESHLING forward, bustling, prompt …1827 Sc.
– ROCKLED of children: rash and forward …1790 Eng. dial.
– RUMGUMPTIOUS pompous; violent and obstinate in opinion; forward, rash, bold, quarrelsome, out of humour; boisterous …1790 Eng. dial.
– TASH † fretful, captious, hard to please; ill-natured; forward …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TELLSOME talkative, esp. officiously forward in giving advice …1934 Amer. dial.
– THAWART cross, crabbed; obstinate; forward …1901 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THROSSAN conceited, stuck up; forward, pushy …1892 Eng. dial.
– THROSSEN-UP conceited, stuck up; forward, pushy …1892 Eng. dial.
– TRANTY † of children: wise and forward above their age …B1900 Eng. dial.
– VOCE nervous; forward; strong …1873 Eng. dial.
– VOUCE nervous; forward; strong …1873 Eng. dial.
– VOUSE nervous; forward; strong …1873 Eng. dial.
– WADDIE proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– WADY proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– YAFFIN pert, forward in speech …1857 Sc.
– YANKING active, forward, pushing …1824 Sc.
forward – adverbs
– AFORWARD forward, in front …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ENDWAYS forward, onward, straight ahead; at once, henceforth …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
forward – nouns (includes FORWARDNESS)
– BARDINESS forwardness, pertness, esp. as shown in conversation …Bk1898 Sc.
– BRASH audacity, boldness, forwardness …1966 Amer. dial.
– ENERGY boldness, assertiveness, forwardness; bravery; …1966 Amer. dial.
– IMPITTENCE impudence, impertinence, forwardness …1896 Eng. dial.
– IRISH-ASSURANCE bold forward behaviour …Bk1896 sl.
– PAUK, PAWK impertinence, forwardness, precocity; insolent, impertinent talk …1889 Eng. dial.
– PETULCITY † offensive forwardness or temerity; friskiness, wantonness …1628
– PROCACITY * forwardness, petulance, sauciness, pertness, impudence …1621
forward – person
– BIRSIE a forward, impertinent child …Bk1876 Sc.
– BISIM, BISOM a cheeky, forward, or cantankerous woman …1951 Ulster sl.
– BIZZUM a term of contempt applied to a person, generally a woman; sometimes to a woman of loose character, and sometimes jocularly to a woman or young girl; an ill-natured woman; a mischievous girl or young woman; a cheeky, forward, or cantankerous woman …1808 Sc. & Ireland
– EASY MORT a promiscuous, forward woman …M17 sl.
– FLIP a forward or flippant person …1942 US sl.
– GAB-NASH a pert or voluble chatterer; a prattling, forward girl …1923 Sc.
– GAME PULLET † a young prostitute, or forward or promiscuous girl in the way of becoming one …1788 UK sl.
– GAMFREL, GAMPHRELL * a stupid or foolish person; a blockhead, an idiot; a forward, presumptuous person …1729 Sc.
– GAUKIE a foolish, forward, vain woman …Bk1900 Sc.
– GILKIE * (sometimes derogatory) a young girl, esp. a lively, bold, or forward one …1720 Sc. & Irish English
– GILPEY, GILPIE, GILPY * (sometimes derogatory) a young girl, esp. a lively, mischievous, bold, saucy, or forward one; a tomboy …1720 Sc. & Irish English
– GILRAVAGER one who commits depredations; a forward, riotous fellow …1817 Sc.
– HAIK, HAKE † a forward tattling woman …1825 Sc.
– JACKANAPES a playful term for a pert, forward child; a mischievous child; a ‘monkey’ …c1555
– JANE-OF-APES † a female ‘jackanapes’; a pert, forward girl …1623 nonce word
– LAD-LOUPER a romp, a tomboy; a forward girl …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MINDEN a forward girl …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOPSY a forward, impudent girl …Bk1997 Irish sl.
– NACKET a pert, forward, smart boy; a trifling little person; an insignificant person; a wicked, mischievous, or impertinent child; a precocious child …1833 Sc.
– NASH-GAB a pert or gossiping person, an impertinent, ill-natured fellow, a forward, prattling girl …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PRATE-APACE one who prates on; a forward, talkative child; a chatterbox …1636
– PRINCOCK † a pert, forward, saucy boy or youth; a conceited young fellow; a coxcomb …1540 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAMSTAM a giddy, forward, impetuous, reckless person …1823 Sc.
– SNICKET a pert, saucy, forward girl; a term of reproach for a little girl; a naughty child; a dirty, careless, impudent woman …1867 Eng. dial.
– TITTUP a pert, impudent or forward woman or girl; a hussy, a minx …1762 Eng. dial.
– TITTY-UP a pert, impudent or forward woman or girl; a hussy, a minx …1901 Eng. dial.
– TITTY-UPS a pert, forward girl …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TOMBOY † a rude, boisterous, or forward boy …a1553
– YANKIE a smart, agile person; a sharp, clever, forward woman …1790 Sc.
– YAP, YAUP, YEP, YIP an impudent, forward child or youth; a mischievous lad …1839 Eng. dial.
forward – verbs
– BRIGGIT AROUND to act forward or recklessly …1981 Amer. dial.
– CROWD THE MOURNERS to be premature or forward …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FAS’ to be fast with, to be rude, impertinent; to meddle with somebody’s business; to be forward …1950s W. Indies Rasta
– HAVE BRASS ON ONE’S FACE to be forward, bold, or over-confident …1966 Amer. dial.
– READY to forward, to assist …1790 Eng. dial.
– SUBVECT †* to bring forward …1641
FORWARDS – adverbs
– ENDWARDS onward, forwards …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FORM – adjectives (includes FORMED)