Reverse Dictionary: HAIS – HAM


HAITI – person
– HAITIAN a native or inhabitant of Haiti, or of the Republic of Haiti …1805
 
HALE – adjectives
– CADDY hale, hearty, in good health and spirits; convalescent …1790 Eng. dial.
– CANT bold, brisk, courageous, hearty, lusty, lively, merry, hale …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– FERDY strong, able-bodied, active, hale, hearty …1742 Sc.
– HAIL † free from injury, infirmity, or disease; sound, unhurt, safe; healthy, robust; hale …c1205
– RASH active, vigorous; brisk, hale, hearty, nimble, quick; eager, impetuous …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 
HALF – adjectives
– DIMIDIATE divided into two equal parts; halved, half …1768-74
– HAFFEN half …1884 Amer. dial.
– HAFFLINS half, partial …1796 Sc.
– HALFEN †* half …1590
– HALFENDEAL † half …a1300
– HALFLIN half, partial …1796 Sc.
– HALFLY † half …c1375
– HALVELINGS in half …1846
– HALVENDEAL † half, by half …1387
– HALVERT cut in two; divided in half …1875 Sc.
half – adverbs
– HAFFLINS half, partially; nearly …1808 Sc.
– HALF-DEAL † a half, a half part …1399
– HALFENDEAL † a half, a half part …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HALFING † half …c897
– HALFLING † to the extent of half; half; in part, partially …a1225 obs. exc. Sc.
– HALFLINGS † to the extent of half; half; in part, partially …a1225 obs. exc. Sc.
– HALFLINS half, partially; nearly …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HALLENS half, partially; nearly …1808 Sc.
– HAVLINS half, partially; nearly …1808 Sc.
– HOAFLINS half, partially; nearly …1808 Eng. dial.
half – nouns
– FLATCH a half …Bk1893 back-slang
– HAFFEN a half …1884 Amer. dial.
– HALFENDEAL a half part of anything; a moiety …1852 Eng. dial.
– HALFINGS half shares …1970 Amer. dial.
– HALF-PART † half …1398
– HALVENDEAL † a half, a half part …c1000
– HALVER a half, an equal share or portion, generally in plural …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MADZA half …M19 sl.
– MEDZA half …M19 sl.
– MEDZER half …M19 sl.
– MIDZER half …M19 sl.
half – verbs 
– HALFEN †* to make into a half; to sever as a half from the whole …1677
half – phrases 
– HALF A-TWO almost in two pieces, cracked, in half …Bk1905 Eng. dial.  ​
 
HALF-GROWN – adjectives
– HAFFLIN half-grown, youthful …1866 Eng. dial.
– HAFFLINS half-grown, young …1824 Sc.
– HALFLIN half-grown, young …1824 Sc.
– HALFLIN half-grown,  youthful …1787 Sc.
– HALFLING youthful, adolescent, half-grown …1815 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HALF-LONG half-grown, adolescent …1805 Sc.
– HALF-WAXED half-grown …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
half-grown – person 
– HALFLING a half-grown boy, an adolescent youth; often applied to a lad engaged in farm work …1794 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HALF-LONG a half-grown lad; one engaged in farm work …1708 Sc.
– HILTIE-SKILTIE a half-grown person …Bk1845 Sc.
 
HALF-HEARTED – adjectives
– HALF-ARSED incomplete, not serious, half-hearted …1933 US sl.
– HALF-ASSED incomplete, not serious, half-hearted …1933 US sl.
– HAMMER-TACKING dawdling; working in a half-hearted manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
half-hearted – verbs
– DOG IT to act lazily or half-heartedly; to slack, to idle; also, to hold back through fear or unwillingness to take a risk …1905 US sl.
 
HALF-HEARTEDLY – adverbs
– FAINTLY † with hesitation, not actively or energetically, coldly, half-heartedly …c1440
– HAFFLINS-WISE partly, in a slight measure; reluctantly, half-heartedly …1785 Sc.
half-heartedly – nouns 
– HALF-LAUGH any action done by halves, or half-heartedly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
HALFPENCE, HALFPENNY – nouns
– BUNGTOWN COPPER a counterfeit English halfpenny or other spurious copper coin …1787 US
– CAMDEN TOWN halfpenny …1859 rhyming sl. for ‘brown’
– FLATCH halfpence … c1866 sl.
– FLATCH-YENNEP a half-penny …Bk1893 back-slang
– HA’D a halfpenny (pronounced ‘hay-dee’) …c1870 sl.
– HA-DEE a halfpenny (pronounced ‘hay-dee’) …c1870 sl.
– HAPE a halfpenny …1870 Eng. dial.
– MADZA SALTEE a halfpenny …M19 sl.
– MAG a halfpenny …1781 sl.
– MAGG a halfpenny …M18 sl.
– AGGIE RAB a bad halfpenny …19C Sc.
– MAGGIE ROB a bad halfpenny …19C Sc.
– MAGGIE ROBB a bad halfpenny …19C Sc.
– MAGPIE a halfpenny …1838 sl.
– MAIL † a halfpenny …1415
– MAKE a halfpenny …a1547 sl. & Eng. dial.
– MEAG a halfpenny …M18 sl.
– MEG a halfpenny …1781 sl.
– MOPPUS a halfpenny …L17 sl.
– MOPUS a halfpenny …L17 sl.
– OAT a penny; a halfpenny; the smallest amount of money …L19 sl.
– OB a halfpenny …1449 Sc.
– OBB a halfpenny …1449 Sc.
– ODDIE a halfpenny …1900s Aust. sl.
– ODDY a halfpenny …1900s Aust. sl.
– POST halfpence … Bk1903 sl.
– RAP a counterfeit coin, worth about half a farthing, which passed current for a halfpenny in Ireland in the 18th century, owing to the scarcity of genuine money …1724
– SCURRICK, SKERRICK, SKIRRACK † a halfpenny …1823 sl.
– TANYOK a halfpenny …18C sl.
– TONIC halfpence … Bk1903 sl.
– WATERLOO a halfpenny …L19 sl.
 
HALF-WAY – adjectives
– HALF-ROADS half-way …Bk1905 Sc.
– HALF-SEAS-OVER halfway towards a goal or destination; half through with a matter; halfway between one state and another …1697
half-way – adverbs 
– HAFFLINS half-way; mid-way; in equals shares …1789 Sc.
– HALF-GAIT half-way …1820 Sc.
– HALF-GATE(S) half-way …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALFLIN half-way; mid-way; in equals shares …1789 Sc.
– HALLENS half-way; mid-way; in equals shares …1789 Sc.
 
HALF-WIT, HALF-WITTED – adjectives
– AWVISH – dull; half-witted …Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– BABBLE half-witted; idiotic …1835 Sc.
– BARMY silly, weak-minded, half-witted …1879 sl.
– CAKEY stupid, foolish, daft; half-witted …L19 sl.
– DAFT silly, stupid, foolish, half-witted, mad …c1325 Sc., Ireland, and Eng. dial.
– HALF AND HALF half-witted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALF-BAKED foolish, silly, half-witted, weak of intellect;  raw, inexperienced …1855 Eng. dial.
– HALF-FOOL stupid, ignorant, half-witted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALF-HUNG-TEE half-witted, not all there …1956 Sc.
– HALF-JACK half-witted …1905 Sc.
– HALF-ROCKED half-witted, silly, foolish, oafish …1869 Eng. dial.
– HALF-SAVED half-witted, foolish, silly, weak of intellect …1871 Eng. dial.
– HALLOCKIT wild, romping; light, giddy; crazy, half-witted …1787 Sc.
– HAVEREL foolish, silly, half-witted, nonsensical, talking foolishly …1685 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HELLICAT giddy, light-headed, flighty, half-witted …1815 Sc.
– INNOCENT half-witted, silly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KAE-WITTED harebrained, half-witted …1793 Sc.
– KAY-WITTED half-witted, harebrained, scatterbrained …1853 Sc.
– LEARY dazed, bewildered; foolish, half-witted …1911 Amer. dial.
– OAF-ROCK’D half-witted, stupid, foolish, silly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SOFT-ARSED stupid, dull, half-witted …1999 UK sl.
– TAIVERT stupid, foolish, muddle-headed, slow-witted, half-witted …1818 Sc.
– TAVERT stupefied with drink; stupid, muddle-headed, slow-witted, half-witted …1818 Sc.
– THORTY thoughtless, half-witted, stupid …1895 Eng. dial.
– UNDER-WITTED adj. weak in intellect; of inferior understanding; half-witted, silly …1683
half-wit, half-witted – person
– ADDLE-BRAIN one whose head is addled; a stupid or half-witted fellow; a foolish bungler; a dullard …1799 
– DAFF  one deficient in proper spirit – a simpleton, blockhead, oaf, or fool – a half-witted person …c1325 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– DUMMY a silly, half-witted person …1796
– GAUMLESS a stupid, half-witted person; a fool …1896 Eng. dial.
– GAUMLESS-HEAD a stupid, half-witted person; a fool …1896 Eng. dial.
– GAUVEY, GAUVY a fool, a simpleton, a dunce; a half-witted person; a vacant-minded person, one that is easily imposed upon …1796 Eng. dial.
– GAUVING an idiot; a half-witted person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAWMY a simpleton; a silly person; a half-wit …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GAWVISON a silly, awkward, gaping fellow; a noisy, foolish person; a simpleton, a blockhead; a half-witted person; a dunce …1788 Eng. dial.
– GAWVY a fool, a simpleton; a half-witted person; an open-mouthed fellow …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
– GILLY-GAUPUS * a foolish, silly, or half-witted person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc.
– GILLY-GAWPY * a foolish, silly, or half-witted person; a simpleton; a person who is lanky, awkward, or stares stupidly …1719 Sc.
– GLOCK a fool; a half-witted person; an eccentric person …1886 UK sl.
– GONNERIL a half-wit, a dunce …Bk1825 Eng. dial.
– HAFFLIN a half-witted person …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– HAIVEREL, HAIVREL, HAVEREL, HAVERIL, HAVREL a foolishly chattering or garrulous person; a fool, a half-wit, a simpleton …1772 Sc.
– HALF-BAKED a half-baked person; a foolish, silly, or half-witted person; an immature person …1866 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– HALFLIN, HALFLING a half-witted person; a fool …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HALF-ROCK a foolish or half-witted fellow …1893 Eng. dial.
– HALF-WIT a half-witted person …1755
– HALFY a fool; a half-witted person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAWFLIN a half-witted person; a fool …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HELLICAT a half-witted, flighty person …Bk1895 Sc.
– JACOB † a simpleton; a fool; a half-witted fellow; an oaf …1785 sl.
– JIMCRACK a fool, an idiot, a half-witted person …1908 Amer. dial.
– NATURAL a half-witted person; one naturally deficient in intellect; an idiot; a simpleton …1533
– OAF a half-wit; a simpleton; a fool; a stupid fellow; a blockhead; an idiot; a dolt; an awkward, blundering lout; the clown of a circus …1638
– OAF-ROCK a half-witted, weak-minded person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SAWNEY a fool or simpleton; a silly, half-witted fellow; an ignorant country lout; a soft, good-natured fellow; a clumsy person; a thug …a1700 
– SOFTHEAD a half-witted or silly person
– TOM FOOL † a man mentally deficient; a half-witted person …1565
– WIDDERPOLL a half-witted person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
half-witted – verbs
– BE BURIED IN A NAPKIN to be half-witted …Bk1902 sl. ​
– COME OUT WITH THE CAKES to be silly or half-witted …1874 Eng. dial.
 
HALF-WITTEDNESS – nouns
– YORNEYISHNESS simplicity, foolishness, half-wittedness …1885 Eng. dial.
– YORNEYISM simplicity, foolishness, half-wittedness …1884 Eng. dial.
 
HALIBUT – nouns
– CHIX a Pacific halibut under 4.5 kg …1989 Can.
 
HALL – nouns
– SALE  a hall or spacious chamber; a king’s or noble’s lodging, palace, castle; occasionally, a tent …a1000
– WINDWAY a wide, open hall in a house …1940 Amer. dial.
 
HALLOWEEN – nouns
– BEGGARS’ NIGHT the night when children dress up as beggars and go door to door asking for candy and other sweets; Halloween eve …1949 Amer. dial.
– CABBAGE NIGHT the night before Halloween, when young people throw cabbages and refuse on people’s porches, and play other pranks …1975 Amer. dial.
– CABBAGE STUMP NIGHT 1. the night before Halloween, when young people throw cabbages and refuse on people’s porches, and play other pranks …1975 Amer. dial.
2. Halloween …Irish sl.
– DEVIL’S NIGHT the night before Halloween, when young people vandalize …1983 Amer. dial.
– GOOSEY NIGHT the night before Halloween …1980 Amer. dial.
– GOOSIE NIGHT the night before Halloween …1977 Amer. dial.
– MEAL-AND-BREE NIGHT Halloween …Bk1905 Sc.
– MISCHIEF NIGHT the night before Halloween, when doorbells are rung, gates removed from their hinges, car windows soaped, and houses and walks marked with chalk, egg, or flour …1977 Amer. dial.
– MOVING NIGHT the night before Halloween when children remove and hide loose items from around houses and often play other pranks …1895 Amer. dial.
– PICKET NIGHT the night before Halloween, when young people play pranks; so called from the custom of producing noise by running a stick along a picket fence …1977 Amer. dial.
– SCARE PARTY a Halloween party …1940s US Black sl.
– TICKTACK NIGHT Halloween night …1899 Amer. dial.
Halloween – interjections
– HELP THE POOR! an expression used at Halloween by children instead of ‘trick or treat’ …1971 Amer. dial.
 
HALLUCINATION – adjectives
– VERIDICAL of hallucinations, phantasms, etc.: coincident with, corresponding to, or representing real events or persons …1884
hallucination – nouns
– VID a hallucination, presumably drug-induced …1990s sl.
hallucination – person
– HALLUCINANT someone who experiences hallucinations …1910
– HALLUCINATOR * one who hallucinates …1860
– HALLUCINÉ * a person who regularly suffers from hallucinations …1886
 
HALLWAY – nouns
– BOULEVARD a long straight hallway …1965 US
 
HALO – nouns
– VATSGAARIN a halo around the sun, supposed to indicate bad weather …Bk1905 Sc.
 
HALT – nouns
– DEVALL a pause, cessation, halt …1871 Sc.
halt – verbs
– BACK ONE’S MAINTOPSAIL to slow down in walking; to come to a halt …1856 Amer. nautical sl.
– CRUSH IN THE EGG to nip in the bud, to halt at an early stage, to thoroughly check something; to prevent …1689 
– DEVALL to halt, to stop, to desist, to cease …1823 Sc., N. Ireland, & Eng. dial.
 
HALTER – verbs
– CAPISTRATE †* to  halter, to muzzle, to tie …1656
 
HALTING – adjectives
– DEVALLING ceasing, stopping, halting …1894 Sc.
 
HALVE – verbs
– DIMIDIATE to divide into two equal parts; to halve …1623
 
HALVED – adjectives
– DIMIDIATE divided into two equal parts; halved, half …1768-74
 
HAM – nouns
– GAMBONE the bottom piece of a flitch of bacon, including the hind leg; also, a smoked or cured ham …a1529
– GAMMON(D) the bottom piece of a flitch of bacon, including the hind leg; also, a smoked or cured ham …a1529
– GRUNT a slice of ham or pork …1925 US sl.
– JEW FOOD (usually derogatory) ham, bacon, or pork of any kind …20C sl.
– MARYLAND END the hock of the ham …1859 Amer. dial.
– MARYLAND SIDE the hock of the ham …1899 Amer. dial.
– PIG HIP ham; a ham …1979 Amer. dial.
– PIG’S HIP ham; a ham …1990 Amer. dial.
– SKINK † ham …1630
 
HAMBURGER – nouns
– CHEESEBURG a hamburger with a slice of cheese …1968 Amer. dial.
– DC a hamburger with every possible trimming and condiment …1966 US sl.
– GAINESBURGER Salisbury steak; hamburger …1970s US prison sl.
– GREASE JOINT a hamburger or hot dog stand …1910s US sl.
– GUT BOMB a greasy hamburger; broadly; any greasy, tasty, heavy food; any food considered to be especially unhealthy …1968 Amer. sl.
– GUT BOMBER a greasy hamburger; broadly, and food considered to be especially unhealthy …1980 Amer. sl.
hamburger – phrases
– ALL THE WAY of a hamburger: with everything on it…Bk2006 US sl.
 
HAMLET – nouns
– BERG, BURG, BURGH a town, village, hamlet …1843 Amer. dial.
– HAMEL, HAMIL, HAMMIL † a hamlet …c1514 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HAMIL-SCONCE the light of the village or hamlet …1795 Eng. dial.
– QUILLET †* a hamlet …1597-8
– THWAITE a single house; a small hamlet …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
HAMMER – nouns
– ALABAMA a hammer …Brit. rhyming sl.
– BEATER a heavy hammer or maul; a sledge hammer; also, a wedge  used in splitting wood …1950 Amer. dial.
– BOSTON SCREWDRIVER a hammer …1969 US sl.
– HAMMERY people who live by working with the hammer …1890 Eng. dial.
– MARTEL a hammer …1474
– MAW a mallet; a large hammer …1886 Eng. dial.
– MELL a mallet; a hammer; generally of wood …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MELLET a small wooden hammer; a mallet …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIKE a hammer …1966 Amer. miners’ usage
– PADDY RAMMER a hammer …Brit. rhyming sl.
– PAISLEY SCREWDRIVER a hammer…1950 Sc.
– PANORAMA a hammer …L19 rhyming sl. (pronounced with a short ‘a’)
hammer – verbs
– MALLEATE to beat with a hammer; to beat metal thin or flat …1597
– MALLET † to beat, to hammer …1594 obs. exc. arch.
– MARTEL †* to hammer, to deal blows as with a hammer …1590
– MARTELLATE to hammer …1829 nonce word
– MELL to hammer; to strike with a ‘mell’ or with the fist; to beat severely; to pound; to bruise …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
HAMMOCK – nouns
– DREAM SACK a hammock …World War I navy sl.
– HANGING CABIN a hammock in a ship; a cot …1626 sl.
– MICK a hammock …1929 nautical sl.
– SACK a hammock …1829 Royal Navy sl.
 
HAMPER – nouns
– AMPOT a hamper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAMPOT a hamper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAUND a basket, a hamper …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SKEP a basket or hamper, varying in form and use in different localities …a1300
hamper – verbs
– HABBLE to confuse, to perplex, to nonplus, to embarrass, to impede, to hamper or foil in the performance of anything …1825 Sc.
– HAWM to shackle, to clog, to hamper …1890 Eng. dial.
– LANGLE to involve, to encumber, to curb, to restrain, to hamper, to frustrate …1713 Sc.
– MAR † to hamper, to hinder, to interfere with, to interrupt or stop a person, event, or thing …c1000
 
HAMPERED – adjectives
– HAND-BOUND hampered, put to inconvenience …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
HAMPERING – adjectives
– TAIGLIN delaying, hampering …1793 Sc.
 
HAMSTRING – nouns
– HAMMIE, HAMMY a hamstring …1986 Aust. sl.
hamstring – verbs
– TIE WITH ST. MARY’S KNOT † to cut the sinews of the hams of an animal; to hamstring…? a1600 obs. or Sc.