GRUBBINESS – nouns
• RAUNCH vulgarity, grubbiness, shabbiness, dirtiness …1967 sl., orig. US
GRUBBY – adjectives
• SCROUNGY inferior, second-rate, grubby …20C US sl.
grubby – person
• SALOP a dirty, grubby person, esp. a woman or child …20C W. Indies sl.
GRUDGE – nouns
• AMBITION malice; vindictiveness; grudge; hatred; irascibility; a quick temper …1826 Amer. dial.
• ARR a grudge; ill feeling …Bk1898 Sc.
• GALL bitterness, spite, malice; a grudge …1768 Sc.
• GREDGE a grudge …1913 Amer. dial.
• GROUCH a fit of ill temper, sulkiness or sullenness; a grudge or complaint …1895 Amer. sl.
• GRUTCH a grudge …1175 Eng. dial.
• HEART-BURNINGS grudges …1605
• NIFF a quarrel, grudge, or spite; also dislike …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
• PEAK offense, umbrage, pique; a grudge …1900 Eng. dial.
• RANCOUR inveterate and bitter ill-feeling, grudge, or animosity; malignant hatred or spitefulness; bitterness …a1300
• SNITCH a grudge; hostility; bad feeling …1940s NZ sl.
• SNITCHER a dislike; a grudge; hostility; bad feeling …1953 NZ sl.
grudge – verbs
• BEAR A BULL’S NECK to bear a grudge …1790 Eng. dial.
• BEAR AT HAND to resent, to bear a grudge …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
• BEAR HARD † to endure with a grudge, to take a thing ill or amiss, to have ill will to, to have a resentment against …c1400
• BEAR UPON THE SPLEEN † to endure with a grudge, to take a thing ill or amiss, to have ill will to, to have a resentment against …1629
• BEMUCH to grudge …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
• BETHINK † to regret, to repent, to grudge …1682
• CHOOWOW to grumble, to grudge …1825 Sc.
• GRUTCH to grudge…1175 Eng. dial.
• HAVE A PICK AT SOMEONE to hold a grudge against one; to feel enmity or ill will towards one; to give one a hard time …1834 Amer. dial.
• HAVE A SNOUT ON to harbour a grudge towards a person; to bear ill-will towards someone …1941 Aust. sl.
• HAVE IT IN FOR to bear a grudge; to feel hostile towards …E19 sl.
• PEAK to offend, to pique; to bear a grudge …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
• SNOUT to bear ill-will towards; to harbour a grudge towards a person; to treat with disfavour, to rebuff …1916 Aust. sl.
GRUDGING – adjectives
• ILL-WILLY bad-tempered, spiteful, grudging, disobliging …a1500 chiefly Sc.
• INVIDIOUS † envious; grudging; jealous …M17 now rare or obs.
GRUDGINGLY – adverbs
• ILL-WILLY grudgingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
• SCRIMP sparingly, grudgingly …1873
GRUEL – nouns
– LOBLOLLY a thick gruel, stew, or gravy …1637 Amer. dial.
– PAPES bread and milk; a sort of gruel made by boiling flour and water together …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SKILLAGALEE, SKILLIGOLEE, SKILLOGALEE, SKILLYGALEE, SKILLYGOLEE thin, un-nourishing broth, gruel, commonly made from oatmeal, and used especially in prisons and workhouses …1819 prison/workhouse usage
– SKILLEY a gruel or stew, usually thickened with bread or meal …1834 Amer. dial.
– SKILLY a kind of thin, watery porridge, gruel, or soup, commonly made from oatmeal, and used especially in prisons and workhouses …1839
GRUESOME – adjectives
– OGGLESOME * fearful, horrible, gruesome …1864
– UGGLESOME * fearful, horrible, gruesome …1561
GRUFF – adjectives
– CRUSTY feisty; gruff …Bk2006 US sl.
– HACKSEY-LOOKED having a coarse visage, gruff …Bk1905 Sc.
gruff – person
– BEAR a gruff, irritable person …1638 sl.
– BEAR WITH A SORE HEAD, A a gruff, irritable person ...c1638
– HINCHINARFER a grumpy, gruff-voiced woman …Bk1909 sl.
gruff – verbs
– BOODY * to sulk, mope, or be sullen; to look angry, glum, or gruff …1857
– CARL † to talk with a gruff, snarling voice; to snarl …1602 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GRUFFLE to speak gruffly in a muffled way …1825 sl.
GRUMBLE, GRUMBLING – adjectives
– ERPING grumbling, repining …1897 Sc.
– GRANKY complaining, grumbling, ill-tempered …B1900 Eng. dial.
– GRUMBLESOME irritable, complaining, given to grumbling …1950 Amer. dial.
– GRUMBLY inclined to grumble …1858 colloq.
– GRUMPTIOUS irritable, sullen, inclined to grumbling …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NANGLY grumbling, cross-grained, quarrelsome …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUERKETY given to peevish complaining; grumbling, querulous …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUERKING given to peevish complaining; grumbling, querulous …1746 Eng. dial.
– QUERKY given to peevish complaining; grumbling, querulous …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIRKING given to peevish complaining; grumbling, querulous …1746 Eng. dial.
– TARLOCH weak, peevish, grumbling …1811 Sc.
grumble, grumbling – nouns
– CRAKE a murmuring, a grumbling …1838 Eng. dial.
– GROUSE a grumble or complaint; a reason for grumbling …c1890 orig. soldiers’
– GROWLERY a growling, rumbling, or grumbling …1830
– HARMING fretfulness, peevishness; grumbling …Bk1902 Sc.
– MUSSITATION a speaking in a low tone; a grumbling, mumbling, muttering, murmuring …1649
– NARG continual grumbling, importuning, or fault-finding; peevish wrangling …1866 Sc.
– OGGANNITION †* snarling, growling, grumbling …1625
– OLD WIVES’ PATERNOSTER grumbling, nagging …L16 sl.
– YAMMER a cry of lamentation, a wail; a loud outcry, shout, yell; lamentation, querulous utterance; a whimpering, a continuous loud complaining; grumbling …1500-20 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YATTER noisy or angry talk; brawling, scolding, grumbling, continual railing or carping …1827 Sc. & Eng. dial.
grumble, grumbling – verbs
– BEEF to complain, to grumble, to protest …1888 sl., orig. US
– BELLOCK to complain, to grumble …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BE ON ABOUT to grumble; to complain, especially loudly; to talk on a subject for far too long …1863 UK
– BRASS OFF to grumble …1925 sl., orig. services’ usage
– CAGMAG to nag, to grumble at …19C Eng. dial.
– CAINGE to whine, to grumble, to complain …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALLET to scold, to rail, to wrangle, to grumble …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CANGE to whine, to grumble, to complain …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CARKY to fret, to complain, grumble …19C Eng. dial.
– CHANNER to mutter, grumble, murmur, fret, complain; to scold, not noisily, but constantly; to chide …c1375 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CHEW IT OVER to grumble; to resuscitate an old grievance …20C Aust.
– CHEW THE FAT to grumble; to resuscitate an old grievance; to sulk, to be resentful …1885 military sl.
– CHEW THE GREASE to grumble; to resuscitate an old grievance …c1880 military sl.
– CHEW THE RAG to grumble; to resuscitate an old grievance; to argue endlessly or without hope of a definite agreement …1885 military sl.
– CHOOWOW to grumble, to grudge …1825 Sc.
– CHOUNTER, CHUNDER, CHUNNER, CHUNTER to mutter, to murmur; to grumble in a discontented or ill-tempered manner, to express discontent about trifles, to find fault, to complain incessantly; to have the last word in a matter …1599- CRIB to grumble …colloq.
– CRONK to grumble …19C Eng. dial.
– ERP to grumble, to repine …1898 Sc.
– FIND FAULT WITH A FAT GOOSE to grumble without cause …L17 colloq.
– FRATCH to worry about trifles; to fret, to grumble …1884 Eng. dial.
– GO ON ABOUT to grumble; to complain, especially loudly; to talk on a subject for far too long …1863 UK
– GROUCE to grumble …1887 sl., orig. army
– GROUCH to sulk or grumble; to mope …1916 colloq.
– GROUSE to complain; to grumble …1887 Army sl.
– GROUT to grumble, to sulk …1848 US
– HACKLE to look angry or indignant; to grumble, to dispute …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARM to fret, to grumble; to be peevish or ill-tempered …Bk1902 Sc.
– JAMMER to lament; to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble …1774 Ireland
– JANGLE to speak angrily, harshly, or discordantly; to grumble, to murmur, to contend, to dispute, to wrangle, to squabble …a1300 arch.
– MARB to growl or grumble; to complain; to condemn unceasingly …1936 Amer. dial.
– MAUNDER to talk idly and incoherently; to mumble; to grumble; to threaten in an undertone; to muse, to ponder …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MEECH to whimper, to grumble …1952 Amer. dial.
– NARG to keep grumbling and finding fault; to be peevish; to argue snappishly; to nag, to taunt …1824 Sc.
– NARK to complain, to grumble, to nag …1916 sl.
– NATTER to grumble; to fret; to scold; to speak in a querulous or peevish manner …1829 Eng. dial.
– NATTLE to grumble, to nag, to carp …1900 Sc.
– NILD to whimper discontentedly; to grumble continually; to beg importunately …1891 Sc.
– ORP to fret, to grumble, to murmur discontentedly, to complain in a peevish, nagging manner …1725 Sc.
– QUADDLE to grumble; to complain of ill health …1897 Eng. dial.
– QUERK to grunt, to groan; to grumble …1746 Eng. dial.
– QUIRK to grunt, to groan; to grumble …1746 Eng. dial.
– RABBIT ON to chatter; to grumble; to mumble; to complain …1941 sl.
– RAISE A KITE to grumble, to make a fuss …1940s W. Indies sl.
– RICK to grumble, to scold …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– YALE to cry; to howl; to fret like a sick child; to grumble …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMMER to murmur, to complain; to grumble …1774 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMOUR to lament; to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble …1774 Sc.
– YARM to scold; to speak ill-naturedly; to find fault, to grumble …1790 Eng. dial.
– YARP † to ‘harp’ fretfully; to grumble, to carp, to complain, to whine …1827 Sc.
– YATTER to speak in a constant peevish, querulous manner; to nag, to chide, to carp, to scold, to fret, to grumble; to harp on about something …1811 Sc.
– YEATTLE to snarl; to grumble …1825 Sc.
– YEDDLE to fret, to grumble; to talk in an irritating manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YERP to fret, grumble …Bk1905 Sc.
– YIMMER to lament; to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble …1774 N. Ireland
– YIRN to whine, to complain; to grumble …1824 Sc. & N. Ireland
– YOMER to lament; to cry aloud fretfully; to fret; to whimper; to complain; to grumble …1774 Sc.
– YURN to whine, to complain; to grumble …1824 Sc.
GRUMBLER – person
– ‘APPY DAY a miserable, pessimistic type, a grumbler of the worst kind …Bk1950 Royal Navy sl.
– BEEFER a whinger, a complainer, a grumbler, a faultfinder …1893 US sl.
– GENNING-PUKE a fretful, grumbling person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GENNY-GIBS a fretful, grumbling person; a murmuring, discontented, peevish person …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GIRNIGO a fretful, peevish, grumbling, bad-tempered person; a child who is habitually whimpering or fretting …1825 Sc.
– GROUSER one who grumbles or complains …1885
– GROWL a grumbler …1841 Amer. nautical sl.
– GRUMBLE-BELLY a peevish, discontented person; a confirmed grumbler …B1900 Eng. dial.
– GRUMBLEDORY †* a grumbler …1599
– GRUMBLE-GUTS an inveterate grumbler …19C colloq.
– GRUMBLETONIAN a constant grumbler, esp. as regards the ‘state of the country’; a discontented person; a scolder …c1710 colloq.
– GRUNTER a constant grumbler …c1870 tailors’ sl.
– HAIRMER one who dwells upon a trifling fault or misfortune, continually upbraiding the defaulter or sufferer; a grumbler …1825 Sc.
– HEART-GROANER a discontented or dissatisfied person; a grumbler …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JILL-HOOTER an old man or woman given to grumbling or complaining …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MAUNDERER a grumbler; one who talks in his sleep …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOANING MINNIE a person who is pessimistic and always complaining; a persistent grumbler …1962 colloq.
– MOMUS * a person who habitually grumbles or finds fault; a querulous person; a carping critic …a1586
– MOMUSITE † a supposed follower of Momus (the Greek god of censure and ridicule, who was banished from Olympus for his criticisms of the gods); a person who habitually grumbles or finds fault; a carping critic …1655 nonce word
– NARG a grumbling, criticizing, nagging person …1824 Sc.
– NARGIE a grumbling, discontented person …1963 Sc.
– QUADDLE a grumbler, a complainer of ill health; a disagreeable person …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– SMELLFUNGUS a discontented person; a grumbler; a faultfinder …1807-8
– SNARLER an ill-tempered, grumbling, or fault-finding person …1634
GRUMPY – adjectives
– CRUMPSY cross, grumpy, ill-tempered …19C Eng. dial.
– GLUMPY glum, sullen, sulky, morose, gloomy; ill-tempered, low-spirited, grumpy …1780 chiefly Eng. dial.
– GROUCHY ill-tempered, irritable, grumpy, cross, sulky …1861 colloq.
– GROUTY sulky, cross, surly, peevish, sullen, ill-tempered, ill-natured, crabbed, grumpy, irritable …1836 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– HACKED grumpy, bored …1950s sl., orig. US
– HACKED OFF grumpy, bored …1950s sl., orig. US
– SCALY grumpy, ill-tempered …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– WRONG grumpy, unfriendly …1980s US college sl.
grumpy – person
– GRUMPUS a grumpy or bad-tempered person …1986 Amer. sl.
– HINCHINARFER a grumpy, gruff-voiced woman …Bk1909 sl.
– MISS GRUMPUS a grumpy or bad-tempered woman …1986 Amer. sl.
grumpy – verbs
– SNARK to act grumpily or nastily …1997 US sl.
GRUNT – nouns
– PIG WHISPER a grunt …19C colloq.
– PIG’S WHISPER a low whisper; a grunt …B1900 Eng. dial.
grunt – verbs
– QUERK to grunt, to groan; to grumble …1746 Eng. dial.
– QUIRK to grunt, to groan; to grumble …1746 Eng. dial.
G-STRING – nouns
– G a G-string …1992 US sl.
– GADGET a G-string or similar female article of clothing …1980 US sl.
GUAM – nouns
– ROCK, THE Guam …1990 US Vietnam war usage
GUARANTEE – nouns
– OKLAHOMA GUARANTEE no guarantee …1960s US sl.
guarantee – verbs
– CINCH to seize on or make sure of; to guarantee …colloq.
– GABOUND to guarantee, to warrant …1949 Sc.
– GALANTEE to guarantee, to warrant …1894 Eng. dial.
– GALLANTEE to guarantee, to warrant …1894 Eng. dial.
– INSURE to assure, to pledge one’s word; to make sure; to guarantee …Bk1902 Eng. dial. & Amer. dial.
GUARD – nouns
– WAIT † a body of guards …1704
– WARD * a company of watchmen or guards …c1000
guard – person
– AIREDALE a guard or watchman …1930s US criminals’ sl.
– BLACK-GUARD † a guard or soldier dressed in black, or dark or forbidding in features or character …1589
– HAWK a guard, a watchman …1942 Amer. sl.
– HEAVY MAN 1. an armed guard or bodyguard …1933 US criminals’ sl.
2. an armed guard protecting bootleg whisky conveyed on a truck …1935 criminals’ sl.
– WARDEIN a warden; a guard; a watchman; a keeper at a gate …Bk1855
– WARDEN † one who guards, protects, or defends …a1225
– WARDER a soldier or other person set to guard an entrance; also, a watchman on a tower …c1400
guard – verbs
– BEVAAR to protect, to guard …Bk1898 Sc.
– BEWAKE † to keep watch over; to guard …c1175
– I-WITE † to watch, to guard, to preserve …a1240
– LAY † to set watch or guard in a place; to search a place for …1560
– LOOK A LITTLE OUT to be on guard; to be careful …1928 Amer. dial.
– SCONCE to guard, to protect; to take up a position of security; to keep off, to turn aside …1861 Sc.
– UMSTAND † to stand round, to guard …a1300
– WAKE † to stay awake for the purpose of watching or tending; to keep watch while others sleep, to be on guard at night …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WARD to guard, to stand guard over; to keep in safety, to take care of; to defend, to protect …a1035 arch.
– WARE † to guard oneself, to be careful, to take care …a1000
– WARISH † to guard, to secure, to protect, to preserve; to save, to rescue …c1350
– YEME † to take care of, to keep; to have charge of, to have in keeping; to guard, to protect, to preserve from injury …a900
GUARDED – adjectives
– WARE † careful or guarded in action …a1240
GUARDHOUSE, GUARDROOM – adjectives
– IN THE MILL in a guardhouse …Amer. World War I sl.
guardhouse, guardroom – nouns
– CROSSBAR HOTEL a guardhouse …World War II Amer. sl.
– DOPEY-DOG a guardhouse …Amer. World War I sl.
– JAWBONE TIME time spent in the guardhouse pending trial and sentence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MILL a guardhouse …Amer. World War I sl.
– MUSH a guardroom or cell …1917 sl.
– SPUDHOLE a guardroom …Amer. World War I sl.
GUARDIAN, GUARDIANSHIP – nouns
– WARDAGE * the function of a sentinel or guardian …1878
– WARDENSHIP * guardianship, safe-keeping …a1300
guardian, guardianship – person
– ACTOR † a guardian, a steward; a person who acts on behalf of another …c1384
– BEILD, BIELD one who acts as a guardian or protector …1768 Sc.
– CUSTODE * a person who has custody or guardianship of something or someone; esp., later, of a public building; a guardian, a custodian …1543
– CUSTODEE * a person who has custody or guardianship of someone or something; a guardian, a custodian …1739
– DICTOUR † a ruler, judge or guardian …Bk1903
– GAHDEEN a guardian …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
– GARDEEN a guardian …Bk1886 Eng. & Amer dial.
– GARDIE, GARDY an affectionate term for a guardian …1857 sl.
– GETER † a keeper, a guardian …c1400
– GODFATHER a guardian …1968 Amer. dial.
– GODMOTHER a guardian …1986 Amer. dial.
– HERD † a keeper, a guardian …971
– TAKER-UP † one who takes another under his charge or protection; a patron, a guardian, a protector …1388
– WARDEN † one who has the care of something specified; a keeper; a guardian …a1290 obs. exc. poetic
– YEMER † a keeper, a guardian; a ruler …c1330
guardian, guardianship – verbs
– WARD † to rule, to govern a land or people; to administer an estate; to act as guardian to a child …a1000
GUARDING – adjectives
– CUSTODIENT †* guarding, protecting …1657
GUERRILLA – person
– HAIDUK a Balkan bandit guerrilla …Bk1988
– JAY-HAWKER a name given to members of the bands who carried on irregular warfare in and around eastern Kansas, in the free soil conflict, and the early part of the American civil war, and who combined pillage with guerilla fighting; hence, generally, a raiding guerilla or irregular soldier …1865 US
– TERR a guerrilla fighting to overthrow the White minority government …1976 Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) before independence usage
GUESS – nouns
– BAD SHOT a wrong guess …1845
– HALSEN a guess …1877 Eng. dial.
– LIKE AIM, A a shrewd guess …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– SHOT IN THE DARK a very general attempt; a wild guess
guess – verbs
– ETTLE to suppose, to conjecture, to imagine, to guess; to reckon, to compute, to count on …1889 Sc.
– GO IT BLIND to guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HARIOLE † to divine, to guess …1833 nonce word
– HARP AT † to guess at …1611
– HAVE A SHOT AT to make an attempt; to guess …1878 sl.
– INKLE to form notions, guesses, or projects …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JALOOSE to suspect, to be suspicious of; to guess, to imagine, to suppose …1816 Sc.
– JALOUSE to suspect, to be suspicious of; to guess, to imagine, to suppose …1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– JUMP AT to guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LEVEL † to guess at …1580
– MAKE A BLIND STAB to make a wild guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MAKE A HAZARD to make a guess or venture …1850
– MAKE A STAB AT to make an attempt; to guess …1895 sl., orig. US
– NICK IT † to guess correctly …a1637
– PSYCH OUT to guess correctly the intentions of another; to outguess …colloq.
– RACK to judge of, to guess …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– STAB to guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TAKE A JUMP AT to guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TAKE A POTSHOT to make a wild guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TAKE A SHOT AT to guess …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TIP A WRONG ‘UN to prophesy wrongly; to make a bad guess …1935 sl.
– VIEW to consider, to guess, to be of the opinion …1891 Sc.
GUESSWORK – nouns
– AIMATION guesswork …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLINDSIGHT guesswork …1969 Amer. dial.
GUEST – person
– BAD NEWS an unwelcome guest; something undesirable …sl.
– BLOW-IN an uninvited, and usually unwelcome, guest …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CONVIVAL † a guest …1615
– GEORGIE BEST a guest …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– GESTENER † a guest …c1480
– GUST † a guest …c1905 jocular
– HOSPITICIDE * one who kills his guest …1656
– OPGESTER one who stays for a long time as a guest at another person’s house …1908 Sc.
– UMBRA an uninvited guest accompanying one who is invited …1696
guest – verbs
– EAT ONE’S SALT to be one’s guest, and hence under one’s protection for the time being …Bk1895
– FANG † to receive as a guest; to welcome …c1275
guest – phrases
– ABOVE THE SALT at the upper part of the table; i.e. among the more honoured guests …1597
– HAVEN’T THEY FED THE DINGOES LATELY? a jocular greeting to an unexpected guest …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
GUFFAW – nouns
– GAFF a loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw …1500-20 Sc.
guffaw – verbs
– GAFF to laugh loudly and immoderately, to guffaw …1719 Sc.
– GAFFAW † to laugh heartily or boisterously, to guffaw …1721 Sc.
GUIDANCE – nouns
– CYNOSURE something that serves for guidance or direction; a ‘guiding star’ …1596
– LEAD †* leading, direction, guidance …a1300
– LEADANCE †* the act of leading; guidance …1682
– MANUDUCTION the act of leading, guiding, or introducing; guidance, introduction, direction …1502
GUIDE – nouns
– CALENDAR a guide, a directory; an example, model …c1385
– COOKBOOK any guide, manual, protocol, etc. …1970s Amer. sl.
guide – person
– AARON a beggar mountain-guide …Bk1909 cant
– FADE, FAID † a leader, a guide; applied to the chief or director in games, sports, etc. …1887 Sc.
– GANGER-BEFORE † a guide …1595
– GHILLIE a person who attends someone on a fishing or hunting expedition, esp. in the Scottish Highlands …1832
– GIOUR † a ruler; a guide …Bk1886
– GUY †* a guide; a conductor or leader …a1375
– HELM a guide, director …Bk1895
– HISTORIAN † a local guide …1603
– KALENDER a guide, or director …Bk1852
– LEADSMAN † a guide …c1510
– MANUDUCENT †* a guide, a director …1615
– MANUDUCTOR † a guide, a director …1657
– MARON † a mountain guide …1506
– SIGHTSMAN one who points out sights or objects of interest; a local guide …a1700
– VALET-DE-PLACE a man who acts as a guide to strangers or tourists; a cicerone …1750
– WAY-LEADER † one who conducts or guides a traveller …1655
– XENAGOGUE † one who conducts strangers; a guide …1674
– ZENAGOGUE † one who conducts strangers; a guide …1674
guide – verbs
– AIRT to guide, to direct; to show the direction or point out the way to any place …1782 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– BEACON to give light and guidance to; to lead …1835
– BOOST to guide in a particular direction …Bk1911 Sc.
– GUY † to conduct or lead on the way; to guide; to direct the course of a vehicle, an instrument, etc. …1362
– KEN † to direct, to guide, to show the way to …c1200
– LERE † to show the way, to lead, to guide …c1320
– MANUDUCE † to lead, to guide, to direct …1657
– MANUDUCT †* to lead or guide by the hand …1641
– SIGHT to point or show the way …1952 Amer. dial.
– TEACH to guide, to direct …1892 Eng. dial.
– WAFT † to guide or direct the course of a vessel, swimmer, etc. …1591
GUIDE BOOK – nouns
– XENAGOGY † conduction of strangers; used as the title of a guide-book, as the Xenagogy of America …1583
GUIDEPOST – see SIGNPOST
GUIDING – adjectives
– HAWING guiding, directing …1805 Sc.
– MANUDUCENT †* guiding, directing …1677
GUILE – nouns
– CROOK † a crooked piece of conduct; a trick, artifice, wile; deceit, guile, trickery …c1175
– FAKEN † fraud, guile; wickedness, crime …c924
– FALLAX † deception; guile, trickery; fallacy …1530
– FALLAXITY † deception, guile, trickery; fallacy …c1640
– HAVELON †* cunning, as of a fox; wile, guile; double-dealing …c1330
– MALENGIN † evil machination; ill-intent; fraud, deceit, guile …1390
– PANURGY †* craftiness, cunning, deceit, guile, a meddling in all matters …1656
– SUBTILTY † cunning, craftiness, guile …c1374
– VAIDIE † subtlety, guileful cunning …c1325
guile – person
– BANDULU a bandit, a criminal, one who lives by guile …20C W. Indies Rasta
GUILEFUL – adjectives
– BAUTIE guileful …Bk1898 Sc.
– BEGUILEFUL guileful, deceiving, deceptive …1530
– BEGUILOUS †* guileful, deceiving, deceptive …1483
– GINNOUS †* crafty, guileful, cunning …c1425
– SNAKY guileful, deceitful, treacherous …a1586
GUILELESS – adjectives
– NATURAL affable, familiar, gentle; guileless …1894 Sc.
– ONEFOLD simple in character; simple-minded; single-minded; free from duplicity; artless; guileless …1882
– SAKELESS of persons, animals, or things: inoffensive, harmless, guileless …1768 Sc.
– UNFAKEN † guileless, innocent …c1200
guileless – person
– BABE a childish, inexperienced, or guileless person …1526
GUILELESSNESS – nouns
– SIMPLESSE † absence of duplicity or guile; innocence, integrity, guilelessness …1390 obs. exc. arch.
GUILT, GUILTY – adjectives
– DEAD-BANG GUILTY absolutely guilty …1987 Amer. sl.
– FAULTY † that has committed a fault, error, or offense; guilty of wrong-doing …a1300
– SHILDY † guilty …c1000
– SHITTY depressed, guilty …1960s sl.
– UNFORGULT † not affected with guilt …a1225
guilt, guilty – nouns
– ALBATROSS a source of frustration, obstruction, or guilt, from which it is difficult to rid oneself; a burden, an encumbrance; a hindrance …1883
– ALBATROSS AROUND ONE’S NECK guilt, the haunting past, an unforgettable problem; a source of frustration or obstruction; a burden, an encumbrance; a hindrance …1883
– FACT † actual guilt, as opposed to suspicion …1631
guilt, guilty – verbs
– BEGUILTY †* to render guilty …a1653
– CAST † to find or declare guilty; to convict …1536
– COP A PLEA to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for the dropping of a greater one …1930s, sl. orig. US
– GET YOUR HEAD DOWN (TO IT) to plead guilty …1975 Aust. sl.
– NOD ONE’S HEAD to plead guilty …Aust. prison sl.
– NOD THE NUT to plead guilty …1975 Aust. sl.
– RANK to say or do anything that discloses another’s guilt in a crime; to deal in innuendo…20C Amer. sl.
– RAP to stand accused, to appear guilty …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– TAINT † to convict, to prove guilty …c1375
guilt, guilty – phrases
– NO NAMES – NO PACK DRILL the guilty party (or parties) will not be named and, therefore, cannot be punished …1923 Brit. sl., orig. army sl.
GUILTLESS – adjectives
– SACKLESS without blame or accusation; guiltless, innocent …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
GUINEA – nouns
– CANARY formerly, a guinea; later, a sovereign ….1842 sl.
– CANARY-BIRD formerly, a guinea; later, a sovereign ….1785 sl.
– HADDOCK STUFF’D WITH BEANS a purse full of guineas …E19 sl.
– HALF-A-JOB a half-guinea …L17 sl.
– HALF A NED half a guinea …Bk1902 sl.
– NED a guinea …1754 sl.
– NEDDY a guinea …1754 sl.
– NEW-HAT a guinea …1876 sl.
– RAINBOW a golden guinea …18C sl.
– WUFFLER a guinea-piece; a sovereign …L19 UK sl.
– YELLOW † a guinea-coin …1821 Sc.
– YELLOW BEEL † a guinea …1746 Eng. dial.
– YELLOW-BOY a gold coin; a guinea or sovereign …1662 sl.
GUINEA-FOWL – nouns
– GALANY a guinea-fowl …L18 sl.
– GALEENY a guinea-fowl …L18 sl.
– GALENY a guinea-fowl …L18 sl.
GUINEA-PIG – NOUNS
– a guinea pig • GANNY-PIG 1777 Eng. dial.
– a guinea pig • PIG-CONY 1607 obs.
GUITAR – NOUNS
– a guitar • BOX 1911 Amer. sl.
– a guitar • BELLY FIDDLE 20C African-American sl.
– a guitar • EASY RIDER 1946 African-American sl.
– a guitar • GIT-BOX 1937 Amer. jazz sl.
– a guitar • GIT-BUCKET 1984 Amer. dial.
– a guitar • GIT-FIDDLE 1935 Amer. dial.
– a guitar • GIT-FLIP 1936 Amer. dial.
– a guitar; ‘six-cord box’ • SAY-CORDI BOX 1940s sl.
– a musical instrument, esp. an electric guitar; orig. used in jazz circles for any instrument, particularly a saxophone or trumpet, instruments on which ‘chops’ (musical figures) are played • AX • AXE 1955 US jazz sl.
– an imaginary guitar played along with real music or without • AIR GUITAR 20C teen & high school sl.
– a tuning peg, as on a guitar • EAR c1938 African-American sl.
– the neck of a guitar, etc. • MANCHE 1876
GUITAR – NOUNS, PERSON
– a guitar player • GIT-BOXER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a guitar player • GIT-FIDDLER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a guitar player • GITTER PLINKER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a guitar player • PLINK-PLONKER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a guitar player • PLUNKER BOY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– an electric guitarist; rarely, any musician • AXE MAN • AXMAN 1976 Brit. sl.
– a popular electric-guitar player who inspires hero-worship with his musical technique • AXE GOD 1999 Brit. sl. • AXE HERO 1996 Brit. sl.
GUITAR – VERBS
– to play an electric guitar • SPANK THE PLANK 2004 UK sl.
– to play on a stringed instrument, as a guitar or harp, by plucking the strings; to strum • THRUMBLE 1685 obs. rare
– to slap the guitar box with two fingers or the heel of his hand as, in the same motion, he brushes the strings; said of a guitar player • SPANK THE BABY 1970 US sl.
– to strum on a guitar • FUM 17C obs.
Updated: September 23, 2022