HEFTY – person
– HEAVY CREAM a hefty, large-breasted woman; a fat girl or young woman …1960 sl.
– HEFTIE, HEFTY a hefty or heavy man …1953 Amer. sl.
HEIGHT – adjectives
– ACROPHOBIC affected with acrophobia …M20
– BASE low; of small height …1393 arch.
height – nouns
– ACROPHOBIA irrational fear of heights …L19
– BANK † a high ground, height, hill …c1325 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– HAUT † height; a height …1502
– HAUTESSE † highness, height; loftiness of rank or character; nobility; haughtiness, pride; grandeur, stateliness; length of time …a1300
– HAUTEUR †* a height …1711
– HEIGHTH height …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– MICKLE size, measure, bulk, height; frequently in plural …1864 Eng. dial.
– SUBLEVATION † the act of raising or lifting; elevation; also, a particular point of elevation or height …1556
– SUBLIMITY † high or lofty position; height …1563
– VAN a height or summit …1871
height – person
– ACROPHOBE a person affected with acrophobia …M20
HEIGHTEN – verbs
– HAIN to raise, to heighten, to set up …c1440 Eng. dial.
HEINOUS – adjectives
– CRIMINOUS † heinous; criminal; very wicked …c1485
– HAYNESS horrible, dreadful, terrible, heinous …1881 Eng. dial.
– HENIOUS heinous …1908 Amer. dial.
– HYENOUS heinous …1908 Amer. dial.
– KEEN † bold, proud, forward, insolent, heinous …1297
– NEFANDOUS not to be spoken of; unmentionable, shocking; abominable, atrocious, heinous, horrible …1640
– NEFARIOUS heinous; wicked in the extreme; abominable; atrociously sinful or villainous; detestably vile …1567
– NEFAST * heinous; wicked in the extreme; abominable; atrociously sinful or villainous; detestably vile …1849
HEIR, HEIRESS – person
– ARFNAME † an heir …c1000
– EPIGONE * an heir or successor; one born after …1865
– HEIR the person who is entitled by law to succeed another in the enjoyment of property or rank, upon the death of the latter; one who so succeeds; in general use, one who receives or is entitled to receive property of any kind as the legal representative of a former owner …c1275
– HEIR AND A SPARE two sons, in the context of a male line of succession …2003 UK sl.
– HEIR APPARENT the heir of one still alive, whose right is indefeasible, provided he outlives his ancestor, at whose death he is ‘heir-at-law’ …c1375
– HEIR-AT-LAW the person who succeeds another by right of blood in the enjoyment of his property; in English law confined to one who has such a right in real property, and distinguished from executors or administrators …1729
– HEIR BY CUSTOM one who succeeds by virtue of a particular or local custom; e.g. Borough English, under which the youngest son succeeds his father …Bk1901
– HEIR BY DESTINATION in Sc. law: the person who is entitled to succeed, failing the person to whom an estate is disponed …1861
– HEIR BY DEVISE he who is made, by will, the testator’s heir or devisee, and has no other right or interest than the will gives him …1883
– HEIR-DESIGNATE one who has been designated as a person’s heir …1909
– HEIRESS a female heir …1656
– HEIR FEMALE an heiress; also, an heir (male or female) whose rights are derived through a female or females …c1436
– HEIR GENERAL the person who succeeds another by right of blood in the enjoyment of his property; in English law confined to one who has such a right in real property, and distinguished from executors or administrators; used to include heirs female and as well as heirs male …1491
– HEIR IN CAPITE the heir to land held directly of the sovereign …1839
– HEIR IN TAIL the person who succeeds or is entitled to succeed to an entailed estate but virtue of the deed of entail …c1575
– HEIR MALE an heir who is a male and who traces his descent from the ancestor in question wholly through males …1450
– HEIR OF BLOOD in common law, he who succeeds by right of blood in any man’s lands or tenements in fee …1658
– HEIR OF CONQUEST in Sc. law: the heir of an ancestor who acquired the estate in question by purchase and not by succession …c1150
– HEIR OF ENTAIL the person who succeeds or is entitled to succeed to an entailed estate by virtue of the deed of entail …1861
– HEIR OF INHERITANCE he that cannot be defeated of his inheritance upon any displeasure …1658
– HEIR OF INVENTORY in Sc. law: an apparent heir in heritage who enters upon his predecessor’s estate subject to a formal inventory being made, in order to avoid liability for debts beyond the amount stated in such inventory …1853
– HEIR OF LINE in Sc. law: the person who succeeds another by right of blood in the enjoyment of his property; in English law confined to one who has such a right in real property, and distinguished from executors or administrators …c1575
– HEIR OF PROVISION in Sc. law: the person who is entitled to succeed, failing the person to whom an estate is disponed …1861
– HEIR OF THE BODY an heir who is a direct descendant …1391
– HEIR PORTIONER in Sc. law: an heir who has an equal interest in the succession, in so far as it is divisible …1655
– HEIR PRESUMPTIVE he who, if the ancestor should die immediately, would be his heir, but whose right of inherhitance may be defeted by the contingency of some nearer heir being born …1628
– HEIR SPECIAL one who succeeds by virtue of a particular or local custom; e.g. Borough English, under which the youngest son succeeds his father; one to whom an estate passes by virtue of letters patent or a deed of entail …Bk1901
– HEIRS WHATSOEVER heirs of whatever sort, who have a right by the proximity of blood to succeed as heirs, in opposition to the special heirs who are called by destination …1720 Sc.
– HERE an heir …Bk1876 Sc.
– HERETRICE a female heir or inheritor; an heiress …c1575
– HERETRIX a female heir or inheritor; an heiress …c1575
– HERITOR one who inherits; an heir or heiress …1475
– HERITRESS an heiress, an inheritress …c1515
– HERITRIX a female heir, an heiress …c1575
– INHERITRESS an heiress …1603
– INHERITRICE † an heiress …a1513
– INHERITRIX an heiress …a1481
– MONEY-TRAP an heiress whose riches are likely to gain her a husband …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– PARCENER one who shares equally with another or others in the inheritance of an estate from a common ancestor; a coheir …1574
– SCION an heir, descendant …c1390
– UPPER ROGER the 0apparent to a rajah’s or other throne …19C Anglo-Indian
– YERE † an heir …Bk1855
HEIRSHIP – nouns
– PARCENARY joint heirship …1544
HELICOPTER – nouns
– BABY HUEY a Bell UH-1 helicopter …1969 US Military sl.
– BIG CHARLEY a Chinook helicopter …1966 US military usage
– BUG SHIP during the Vietnam war: a Bell UH-1H Huey helicopter converted to spray the chemical defoliant Agent Orange …1991 US sl.
– CHARLIE BIRD in the Vietnam war: a helicopter used by a tactical commander …1974 US sl.
– CHOPPER a helicopter …1951 Amer. sl., orig. military usage
– EGG-BEATER a helicopter …1937 sl.
– EGG-WHISK a helicopter …c1948 Royal Navy sl.
– EYE IN THE SKY a police helicopter …1992 US sl.
– FLING-WING a helicopter …Bk2006 US sl.
– GUNSHIP a heavily armed helicopter …1968
– GYROCOPTER a small, light, single-seater helicopter …1915
– HORSECOLLAR a rescue sling lowered from a helicopter …1969 US aviation usage
– LOACH during the Vietnam war, a light observation helicopter …1973 US sl.
– LOG BIRD a logistical supply helicopter, used to bring fresh supplies and provisions to troops in the field …1982 US sl.
– MEAT WAGON medical evacuation equipment, esp. a helicopter …1991 US sl.
– MIXMASTER a helicopter …1951 Amer. sl.
– MONKEY STRAP a lifeline that secures a helicopter gunner to the helicopter …1945 Aust.
– PEDRO a survival winch mounted on a military helicopter …1991 US sl.
– SKY BEAR a police helicopter …1975 Amer. sl.
– TADPOLE an OH-6 light observation military helicopter …1991 US sl.
helicopter – person
– HELICOPTERIST * a helicopter pilot; one who uses a helicopter …1923
– HELIPILOT a pilot of a helicopter …1951
helicopter – verbs
– CHOPPER to go or transport by helicopter …1968 Amer. sl.
– JOY-POP to fly a helicopter at a low elevation and high speed …1991 US sl.
HELIUM – nouns
– BALLOON JUICE helium …1943 Amer. sl.
HELL – adjectives
– PANDEMONIAC pert. to hell, infernal …1849
– PANDEMONIACAL pert. to hell, infernal; disorderly, noisy …1862
– PANDEMONIAN pert. to hell, infernal; disorderly, noisy …1889
– PANDEMONIC pert. to hell …1879
– SULPHUREOUS full of the ‘sulphur’ of hell …1791
– SULPHURIOUS pert. to fire of hell …1471
– TARTAREAL †* belonging to the Tartarus of the ancients; hence, pert. to hell or to purgatory; infernal …1602
– TARTAREAN belonging to the Tartarus of the ancients; hence, pert. to hell or to purgatory; infernal …1623
hell – adverbs
– DOWNSTAIRS in hell …a1845 Amer. jocular
hell – nouns
– ABADDON a bottomless pit; abyss of hell …c1382
– ABYSM the great deep, the bottomless gulf, believed in the old cosmogony to lie beneath the earth, and supposed to be, specifically: an imaginary subterraneous reservoir of waters; or, hell, or the infernal regions …c1300
– ABYSS hell; the insides of the earth; also preceded with ‘the’ …14C
– BAD PIECE Hell …1880 Sc.
– BAD PLACE a child’s name for hell …1884 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BALAHACK euphemism for ‘Hell’ …L19 sl.
– BALLWHACK Hell …1967 Amer. dial.
– BALLYHACK euphemism for ‘Hell’ …1844 sl.
– BALLYWACK euphemism for ‘Hell’ …L19 sl.
– BALLYWRACK euphemism for ‘Hell’ …L19 sl.
– BARATHRUM the abyss, hell …1520
– BEELZEBUB’S PARADISE Hell, the infernal regions …Bk1903 sl.
– BELHACK Hell …1903 Amer. dial.
– BILLY HELL a desolate place; hell …1903 Amer. dial.
– BURNING MARL the torments of Hell …1667
– DAISY BELL hell …20C Brit. rhyming sl.
– DAMNATION hell …17C
– DAMNATION BOW-WOWS hell …M19 euphemism
– DEMNITION BOW-WOWS hell …M19 euphemism
– DICKENS the devil; hell …L16
– DICKINGS the devil; hell …L16
– DING-DONG BELL hell …1961 UK rhyming sl., orig. used by World War II Royal Air Force
– DOWNSTAIRS hell …19C sl.
– ELFIN hell …1909 Sc. euphemism
– ELL hell …1942 Amer. sl.
– FIRE hell; the devil …1917 Amer. dial.
– FIRE AND BRIMSTONE hell …1954 Amer. dial.
– FIRE AND DAMNATION hell …19C US colloq.
– GEHENNA the place of future torment; hell …1623
– GEHENNE †* a place of torment; hell …1481
– H hell …1861 sl., orig. US
– HADES hell …L16
– HAIL COLUMBIA hell …M19 US euphemism
– HAITI hell …1950 Amer. dial.
– HALIFAX hell …17C euphemism, chiefly Brit.
– HALLELUJAH hell …1950 Amer. euphemism
– HECKETY-HECK an alternative to ‘hell’ …2003 UK euphemism
– HELENA hell …1966 Amer. dial.
– HELEN MARIA hell …1924 Amer. dial.
– HELLFIRE hell …1924 Amer. dial.
– HOBOKEN hell …20C US sl.
– ILL BIT hell …1890 Sc. euphemism
– ILL-PART hell …1883 Sc.
– ILL PLACE hell …1787 Sc.
– L hell …1942 Amer. sl.
– MUCKLE-HELL hell itself …1893 Sc.
– NETHER WORLD the infernal regions; hell …1630
– OLD BAD PLACE Hell …1954 Amer. dial.
– PAIN † the punishment or sufferings of hell or of purgatory …1340-70
– PANDEMONIUM hell, or the infernal regions …1667
– PLACE DOWN BELOW hell …1966 Amer. dial.
– QUARE PLACE hell …1960s Irish sl.
– SAM SCRATCH the devil; hell …1905 Amer. dial. euphemism
– TAILOR’S THIMBLE one that has no tip; hence, the bottomless pit, Hell …1827 Sc.
– TARNATION hell, damnation …1790 Amer. dial.
– TARTAR † the infernal regions; hell …1500-20
– TOPHET 1. the place of punishment for the wicked after death; the place of eternal fire; hell, Gehenna …1388
2. a place likened to hell, a place of evil …1618
– TORMENT hell …1823 Amer. euphemism
– TUNKET Hell …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– (THE) UJINCTUM hell …1919 Amer. dial.
– UNDERWORLD hell; the region of departed souls …E17 sl.
– VERY UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE hell …20C Brit. euphemism
– WHERE IT DOESN’T RAIN hell …1965 Amer. dial.
– WHERE IT DOESN’T SNOW hell …1905 Amer. dial.
– WHERE THE WIND DON’T BLOW hell …1965 Amer. dial.
hell – person
– PANDEMONIAN an inhabitant of hell …1795
hell – verbs
– TOPHETIZE to make a hell of …1698
hell – interjections
– GORSH! hell! …1930s Amer. dial.
HELLISH – adjectives
– AVERNAL hellish, infernal …1548
– HELL-BENDING hellish, arduous …1890 Amer. sl.
– TARTAREAN adj. hellish, like hell …1806
– TARTAREOUS † pert., to Tartarus; infernal, hellish, very wicked …1619
hellish – person
– PANDEMONIAC a devilish or hellish person …1923
– SATAN * a term of abhorrence applied to a person; a diabolical person; a detested, devilish or hellish person …1596
HELLISHNESS – nouns
– TOPHETISM hellishness …1859
HELLO – interjections/phrases
– BARN DOOR hello, good day; (French ‘bonjour’) …Amer. World War I sl.
– BONE JAR hello; (French ‘bonjour’) …Amer. World War I sl.
– BONE JAW hello; (French ‘bonjour’) …Amer. World War I sl.
– DAY! hello! good day! …M19 colloq.
– G’DAY hello …1928 Aust.
– GIDDAY hello …1928 Aust.
– GOODAY hello …1928 Aust.
– HOWDY DOODY! how do you do? hello …1956 Amer. sl.
– WHADDYA KNOW? a greeting, hello, how are you, what have you been doing? …1910s sl.
– WHAT DO YOU KNOW? a greeting, ‘hello and how are you?’, ‘what have you been doing’ …1910s sl.
– WHAT DO YOU THINK? a greeting, hello, how are you, what have you been doing? …1910s sl.
– WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? hello …1970s US college sl.
– WHAT IT IS! a friendly greeting, hello, how are you? …1980s US Black sl.
– WHAT’S HAPPENING? Hello …1950s Amer. sl.
– WHAT’S SHAKING? Hello …1950s Amer. sl.
– WOTCHA hello, ‘what cheer?’ …1894 Brit.
– WOTCHER hello, ‘what cheer?’ …1894 Brit.
HELL’S ANGELS – nouns
– ORIGINALS the clothes worn by a member of Hell’s Angels when he is initiated into the gang, and worn thereafter in perpetuity …1966 US sl.
Hell’s Angels – person
– DOUBLE PACKER a member of the Hell’s Angels who is prone to take a girlfriend with him on excursions …1966 US sl.
– MAMA a woman who rides with the Hell’s Angels and is available for sex and allied indignities, but is distinguished from the ‘old ladies’ (the actual girlfriends of the riders …1960s sl., orig. Hell’s Angel usage
– PARTY PIECE a woman who makes herself sexually available at Hell’s Angels gatherings …1982 UK sl.
HELMET – nouns
– ARMOR the steel helmet …Bk1944 service sl.
– BASIN † a helmet …c1300
– BATTLE BOWLER a steel helmet …World War II Amer. sl.
– BONE DOME a protective helmet; a crash helmet …1930s orig. aviators’ usage, then used by motorcyclists (1950s), and cyclists (1980s)
– BRAIN BUCKET a safety helmet …1954 sl.
– CASK † a head-piece or helmet …1580
– CHAMBER POT a steel helmet …World War II Amer. sl.
– CRASH HAT a crash helmet …Brit. sl.
– HEAD-PIECE a piece of armour for the head; a helmet …1535
– LID a hat; often applied to a soldier’s steel helmet or a motorcyclist’s crash helmet …1896 sl.
– SKID LID 1. a motorcycle helmet; a safety helmet or crash helmet …1958 US sl.
2. a paratrooper’s helmet …1991 US sl.
– STACKHAT a crash helmet …1985 Aust. sl.
– TIN DERBY a steel helmet …World War I Amer. sl.
– TIN DIP a steel helmet …World War I Amer. sl.
– TIN HAT a military steel helmet …1903 sl.
– TRENCH DERBY a helmet …World War I Amer. sl.
– UMBER † the visor of a helmet …a1400
– UMBREL † the visor of a helmet …c1470
– UMBRERE † the visor of a helmet …a1400
– UMBRIER † the visor of a helmet …a1400
– UMBRIL a part of a helmet projecting above the eyes; a visor …1824
HELP – adjectives
– AUXILIANT † affording help or assistance …a1631
– GAINLY † ready to help, kindly, gracious …a1300
– OPIFEROUS †* bringing help or aid or assistance …1656
– SUBVENTIVE * giving help or support …1871
help – nouns
– ADJUMENT † help, assistance …1607
– ADJUTORY † help, assistance …c1505
– ADJUVANCY assistance, help …1884
– ADMINICLE anything that aids, helps, or supports …a1556
– ADMINICULARY † one who helps; a means of help …1652
– ADMINICULATION † the process of giving help or support …a1670
– AIDANCE assistance, aid, means of help, support …1593
– ALL POINTS BULLETIN a plea for help, with work, emotions, and so on …1960s US college sl.
– BACK support, help …1989 US sl.
– BOTE † help; advantage; compensation …Bk1911 Sc.
– CAST OF THE HAND † a helping turn …1637 Sc.
– DIG OUT help getting out of a difficult situation …1995 Ireland
– FASTNESS † support, help …1382
– GAIN † advantage, use, avail, benefit; remedy, help …c1200
– HAND help; aid …1960 Amer. sl.
– HAND’S TURN a helping hand; assistance …1899 Amer. dial.
– MIGHTS † means, power, help …1787 Sc.
– OPITULATION † the act of giving help or aid, assistance …1597
– RATHE † counsel, advice; help …c1200
– SISTENCE †* aid, help …a1513
– SUBSIDIUM a help, aid, subsidy …1640
– SUBSIDY † help, aid, assistance …1387 obs. or arch.
– SUBVENTION † the provision of help, support, or relief; an instance of this …1535
– SUCCURRANCE † succour, aid, help, assistance …c1450
– SUFFRAGAN † of things: a help, aid …1644
– SUFFRAGE † help, support, assistance, aid …c1460
help – person (HELPER)
– ADJOINT † a helper, an aider; an addition …1597
– ADJUMENT † a helper or assistant …1641
– ADJUTANT * an assistant or helper …1622
– ADJUTATOR a person empowered to act on behalf of others; each of the delegates chosen to represent the private soldiers of some units of the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War, initially at the Army Council of June 1647; later, generally, a helper, an assistant …1647 hist.
– ADJUTOR † a helper, an assistant …1531
– ADJUTORY † a person who provides assistance; a helper …1508
– ADJUTRICE †* a female helper or assistant …1609
– ADJUTRIX † a female helper or assistant …a1632
– ADJUVANT a helper, an assistant …1609
– ADMINICULARY † one who helps; a means of help …1652
– AIDANT * a helper, aide, assistant …1475
– BEET-MASTER a person or thing helpful in emergency …Bk1911 Sc.
– BENEFETER, BENEFETOUR †* a benefactor; one who renders aid or kindly service to others, a friendly helper …c1449
– BOOSTER a helper; a confederate …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– CADCATCHER an assistant or helper; a cheap labourer …Bk1955
– COADJUTOR a fellow-helper; an ally …c1430
– COADJUTRIX a female fellow-helper …1646
– HANDER a helper; an assistant …1962 Sc. & Aust. prison sl.
– HELP any person who affords help …c893
– HELPEND † a helper …971
– HELPENDER an assistant, a helper, generally of a minister or a schoolteacher …1871 Sc.
– HELPER one who helps or assists; an auxiliary …a1300
– HELPERESS a female helper …1886 nonce word
– HELPESTRE † a female helper …a1400
– HELPFELLOW † a companion who renders help; a helper; a colleague; a partner or associate …1549
– HELP-GIVER * a helper, a supporter, an aider …c1595
– HELPINDER an assistant, a helper, generally of a minister or a schoolteacher …1871 Sc.
– HELPMATE an assistant; a helper; a partner …1715
– HELPMEET a fitting or suitable helper: usually applied to a wife or husband; a consort, a companion, an assistant …1382
– HELPSTER †* a female helper …a1400
– HILPENDER an assistant, a helper, generally of a minister or a schoolteacher …1871 Sc.
– LABORING OAR a helper …Bk1902
– MAINTAINER † one who gives aid, countenance, or support to another; a defender and helper …c1330
– OFFSIDER an assistant, a helper; orig. and assistant/apprentice to a bullock-driver who worked on the ‘off side’ …1903 Aust. sl.
– OPITULATOR † a helper, an aider …1624
– SUCCOURESS †* a female helper …1582
– SUFFRAGE † one who helps or aids …c1480
– USEFUL a general helper, esp. in a public house …1866 Aust. sl.
help – verbs
– AUXILIATE † to help, to aid, to assist …1656
– BACK UP to be ready to help, chiefly in games …c1860 colloq.
– BEET † to relieve, to help, to aid, to assist a person in need or trouble; to supply the wants of …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BESTEAD to help, to assist, to relieve …1581
– BUNCH IN to help as a group …1952 Amer. dial.
– CAP to stand by a friend; to take part in an undertaking; to lend a hand …Bk1785 thieves’ sl.
– CHANGE WORK to give and receive help reciprocally …1899 Amer. dial.
– FILSTEN † to help, to aid, to further …a1200
– GAIN † to be suitable, useful or advantageous; to avail, to help; to serve, to suffice …c1200
– GIVE ONE AN EASE UP to assist, to give a helping hand …1895 Sc.
– HELP A LAME DOG OVER A STILE to assist a person in difficulty; to help, to lend a hand …1546
– HELPMATE to help, to assist …1931 Amer. dial.
– HOLD A CANDLE TO ANOTHER to assist him by holding the candle while he works; hence, to help in a subordinate position …1550
– JUVATE †* to help, to aid …1708
– MUCK IN to join in, to lend a hand, esp. in a dirty or unpleasant task …L19 sl.
– OPITULATE † to aid, to assist, to help …1597
– SAVE SOMEONE’S BACON to help or rescue someone from difficulties …L17 sl.
– SCOTCH to assist one in an undertaking; to help out in a minor way …1909 Amer. dial.
– SCOTCH FOR ONE to help out …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SKILL to avail, to help …1528 arch.
– SUBVENT †* to come to the help of …a1630
– VAIL † to be of use, advantage, or benefit to; to aid, assist, or help …a1300 obs.
help – interjections
– HARRO! an exclamation of surprise; an outcry for help …1882 Sc.
HELPED – adjectives
– SUCCOURABLE * capable of being helped or relieved …1654 rare
HELPFUL – adjectives
– ADJUTORIOUS †* helpful, giving aid, assisting …1657
– ADJUVABLE †* helpful, giving aid …1599
– ADJUVANT. assisting, aiding, helpful …a1614
– ADMINICULAR helpful, giving aid …1676
– ADMINICULARY † helpful, giving aid …1818
– AIDANT giving aid, helpful, helping, assisting …1483
– BAINSOME obliging, helpful …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FURTHERING † that aids or helps; helpful …1418
– FURTHEROUS advantageous, helpful; adapted to help forward …1597
– FURTHERSOME advantageous, helpful; adapted to help forward …1627
– HELPSOME helpful …1942 Amer. dial.
– LASTFUL †* helpful, serviceable …c1000
– NUT † useful, advantageous, helpful …c1250
– SUCCOURABLE † affording succour; helpful …c1400
– SUCCOURFUL † helpful …1898
– TO THE VELVET helpful, to the good …L19 sl.
helpful – person
– ANGEL a person who is a source of comfort or aid; a kind, helpful, thoughtful, or obliging person …1598
– BEET-MASTER a person or thing helpful in emergency …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEET-NEED a person who helps in an emergency …1790 Eng. dial.
HELPING – adjectives
– ADJUTABLE † that may help, helping …1721
– ADJUTANT helping, assistant …1676
– ADJUTORY † helping, giving aid …1612
– AIDANT giving aid, helpful, helping, assisting …1483
– ALL-HELPING helping all …Bk1892
– COADJUTANT – helping; cooperating …1706
HELPLESS – adjectives
– BABBISH weak, helpless, faint ….1876 Eng. dial.
– DAELESS helpless, feeble, useless …1929 Sc.
– DAWKY helpless, idle …1892 Eng. dial.
– DEEDLESS helpless, spiritless, inefficient …1876 Eng. dial.
– FECKLESS destitute of vigour, energy, or capacity; weak, helpless, useless …1869
– HAVELESS without resources, shiftless, helpless; careless, slovenly …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HELPLESS AS A ONE-LEGGED MAN AT AN ASS-KICKING completely helpless …1966 Amer. dial.
– INAIDIBLE †* helpless, that cannot be aided …a1616
– MATTERLESS incapable; incompetent; helpless; shiftless …1794 Eng. dial.
– MAUNDERING listless; idle; helpless …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIRACULOUS clumsy, helpless …Bk1903 Sc.
– NEEDLESS shiftless, helpless; unruly, heedless …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ON ONE’S ASS in financial or other ruin; helpless …c1917 Amer. sl.
– PARALYTIC deprived of the ability to act; helpless, powerless, or ineffective …1642
– PIGGED helpless, bound hand and foot …1949 Amer. dial.
– REDELESS helpless, unwilling to take advice …1880 Eng. dial. obs.
– SACKLESS weak in mind or body; feeble, helpless; wanting in energy …1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SILLY † helpless, defenseless; esp. used of women and children …1587
– SKY WEST AND CROOKED helpless, senseless …1905 Amer. dial.
– SKY WESTERN CROOKED helpless, senseless …1909 Amer. dial.
– SUCCOURLESS †* without help, helpless; without resources or means of subsistence; destitute …1412-20
– THRUMMOCKING helpless …1891 Eng. dial.
– TIDDLY very small; small and helpless …1885 Eng. dial.
– UNDEEDY helpless, incapable …BK1905 Eng. dial.
– UNHEPPEN out of place, unfitted for anything; helpless; unaided …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
helpless – person
– ATICAST one who through physical unfitness and general incapacity is thrust aside, rejected, and possibly ill-treated; a silly, helpless, odd sort of person …Bk1898 Sc.
– BATIE-BRIM a useless bungler; a slowcoach; an inactive, helpless fellow …Bk1891 sl.
– BATIE-BRIMMIL a useless bungler; a slowcoach; an inactive, helpless fellow …Bk1891 sl.
– BATIE-BUMMIL † an inactive helpless fellow; a useless bungler; a simpleton; a fool…a1550 Sc.
– BEDRAL, BEDREL a bedridden person; a helpless cripple …Bk1911 Sc.
– CAITIFF † a cripple, one who is deformed and helpless …1775 Eng. dial.
– CANDY-ASS a coward; a timid and helpless person …M20 US sl.
– DA-DILLY a helpless, useless person …1880 Sc. & Ireland
– DAWK a helpless, idle woman …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAWKY a helpless, silly woman …1874 Eng. dial.
– GAWDELPUS, GAWD-HELP-US a helpless, irritating, or exasperating person …1912 jocular
– LUMP OF BUTTER an easygoing, helpless person …1844 Sc.
– SACKLESS a weak, senseless person; a helpless, clumsy fellow …1778 Eng. dial.
helpless – verbs
– MAUNDER to wander about in a confused, aimless, or melancholy fashion; to miss one’s way; to walk unsteadily; to act in a helpless, imbecile manner …1819 Eng. dial.
– PALSY to render powerless, helpless, or inert …1615
helpless – phrases
– ALL-A-LIVING-ALONE of a sick person: left in a helpless situation …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
HELPLESSNESS – verbs
– CAUSE THE EYES TO STAND BACKWATER IN ONE’S HEAD to reduce an antagonist to helplessness …1866 Sc.
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