Reverse Dictionary: HIR – HOB


HIRE – adjectives
– HACKNEY  ready to do work for hire; plying for hire …1589
hire – nouns 
– ABLOCATION † a letting out for money …1676
– HAGGLE-CART a horse and cart let out on hire to do rough work or odd jobs …1899 Eng. dial.
– LET a letting for hire or rent …1684
– NEVER-NEVER, THE. hire purchase …1926 Brit. sl.
– OBLOCATION †* a letting out to hire …1623
hire – person
– GALLIER a person who keeps teams for hire; a wagoner …1882 Eng. dial.
– JOBMAN * one who hires out horses and carriages …1812 
– JOBMASTER a man who keeps a livery stable and lets out horses and carriages by the job or for a definite period …1802 
– JOB-MISTRESS a woman who hires out horses and carriages …1885 
hire – verbs 
– ABLOCATE † to let out to hire …1612
– BORROW to hire out …1965 Amer. dial.
– FEE to hire, to employ …1701 Amer. dial.
– HACKNEY † to let out for hire …1622
– LOCITATE †* to let out to hire …1623
– OBLOCATE †* to let out on hire …1623
– OUT-HIRE †* to hire out …1596
– WAGE 1. † to engage or employ for wages; to hire …c1330
2. †* to put out to hire
 
HIRED – adjectives
– HACKNEYED † hired; kept for hire …1767
– ILLOCABLE †* that cannot be hired or placed out …1721
– LETTEN †* hired, let out …1767
 
HIRELING – person
– WAGELING †* a hireling …a1547
 
HIRING – nouns
– LETMENT † hiring, letting out …1574
– LETTAGE †* the act of letting, hiring out …1530
 
HISPANIC – person
– COCONUT a Hispanic person trying to be White …1970s US sl.
– ESE a fellow Hispanic, esp. in the context of a street gang …1960s US/Hispanic usage
– ESSAY a fellow Hispanic, esp. in the context of a street gang …1960s US/Hispanic usage
 
HISS, HISSING – adjectives
– SIBILANT having a hissing sound; characterized by hissing …1669
– SIBILOUS hissing, sibilant …1768
hiss, hissing – nouns
– FIZZLE the act of hissing or sputtering …1842
– GUYING hissing …1885 theatrical usage
– OBSIBILATION †* a hissing against …1658
– SIBILATION the act of hissing or whistling; a hissing or whistling sound …1626
– SIBILLATION the act of hissing or whistling; a hissing or whistling sound …1626
– SISS a hissing sound …1870
hiss, hissing – person
– SIBILATOR, SIBILLATOR one who hisses or whistles …c1440
hiss, hissing – verbs 
– BYSS † to hiss or fizz, as in the fire …a1522
– FIZZLE to make a  hissing sound; to hiss or sputter, as a firework, etc. …1859
– GOOSE to express disapproval of a play, actor, etc. by hissing …1838 theatrical sl.
– GUY † to hiss …c1870 theatrical usage
– HIZZLE † to make a hissing or whizzing noise …1583
– OBSIBILATE †* to make a whistling noise, as trees stirred with winds; to hiss …1656
– RAZZ to hiss or deride someone or make fun of them …1921 sl., orig. US
– SIBILATE to hiss; to utter a hissing sound …1656
– SIBILLATE to hiss; to utter a hissing sound …1656
– SIFFLE to blow with a sibilant sound; to whistle, to hiss …a1300
– SISS to hiss …a1300
– SISTLE to emit a kind of hissing sound …1849
– SIZZ to give out a hissing sound; to hiss, to sizzle …1788
– SIZZEN to hiss …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
 
HISTORIAN, HISTORICAL, HISTORY – adjectives
– HISTORIAL historical …c1395
– HISTORIOUS historical …c1487
– STORIAL historical …c1405
historian, historical, history – nouns
– LEGEND † a story, history, account …c1385
– STORIE, STORY † a history …a1375
historian, historical, history – person 
– HISTOGRAPHER a writer of history; a chronicler, annalist, or historian …a1513
– HISTORIAN a writer or author of history; especially one who analyzes events critically, as opposed to a chronicler or compiler; an expert in or student of history …a1439
– HISTORIANESS * a female historian …1683
– HISTORIASTER * an inferior or mediocre historian; a petty or contemptible historian …1736
– HISTORIC  a historian …1599
– HISTORICASTER * an inferior or mediocre historian; a petty or contemptible historian …1861
– HISTORICIAN a writer of history, a historian …1531
– HISTORICIZER a person who historicizes something; one who makes a person or thing the subject of a history …1904
– HISTORIER  a historian …c1449
– HISTORIOGNOMER †* one learned in history; a historian …1593
– HISTORIOGRAPH * a writer or compiler of a history; a chronicler, annalist, or historian …c1450
– HISTORIOGRAPHER 1. a writer or compiler of a history; a chronicler, annalist, or historian …1542
2. an official historian appointed in connection with a royal court or some public institution …1555
– HISTORIONOMER * one versed in the principles which regulate the course of history …1854
– HISTORIST 1. a person who believes that biblical prophecies, esp. those in the Book of Revelation, are being fulfilled throughout the course of history …1880
2. an adherent or proponent of historicism (any of various beliefs that social and cultural phenomena cannot be considered independently of their historical context; the practice of studying something with reference to its historical context) …1929
– HISTORY-MAKER 1. * a writer of a history …1733
2. a person who influences the course of history or does something spectacular or worthy of remembrance …1848
 
HISTRIONIC – adjectives
– ACADEMY AWARD histrionic …1966 Aust. sl.
– ACADEMY AWARD WINNING histrionic …1987 Aust. sl.
– AM DRAM Amateur Dramatic; hence, exaggerated, unsubtle, histrionic …1985 UK sl.
 
HIT – adjectives
– BONED having been hit hard on the head …1977 UK sl.
hit – nouns  (includes HITTING) 
– BILF a blunt stroke, a hit …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CLUNK a hit; the sound of a hit …Bk2006 US sl.
– DOING an act of hitting; a beating-up …1880 sl.
– DUNCH an act of hitting, beating, or striking someone or something …a1500 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GOING-OVER an act of hitting; a beating-up …1942 sl., orig. US
– LAM a blow; a hard hit or swipe …1896 Eng. dial.
– PASTE a hit or blow …1910s sl.
– PASTING an act of hitting; a beating-up …1851 sl.
– RIGHT-HANDER a hit with the right hand …1857 boxing sl.
– THIMBLE-PIE a rap on the head with a thimbled finger …1847 Eng. dial.
hit – person
– BANGER one who hits hard …1950s sl.
– BEATER a person who beats; one who strikes repeated blows, a striker; a punisher; one who beats a drum, etc. …1483
– WALLOPER one who hits a child …1903 sl. 
hit – verbs
– BASH to hit, to beat, to strike, to crush, to smash …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BASH SOMEONE UP to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1954 Brit. sl.
– BASTE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1533
– BAT to cudgel, to thrash, to beat, to hit, to strike …c1440
– BATTERY to knock; to hit; to knock down …2002 UK sl.
– BEAN to hit or strike someone on the head …1910 sl., chiefly US
– BEAT THE BEJESUS OUT OF to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1908 sl.
– BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF to thrash or beat a person severely; to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1966 sl.
– BEAT THE TAR OUT OF to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting; to do violence …1884 sl.
– BELT to hit, to thrash with a belt …1649
– BIFF to strike or hit …1888 Amer. sl.
– BING to slap, to hit …1952 Amer. dial.
– BLIP (OFF) to hit hard, to shoot …1920s sl., orig US
– BLOUSE to strike or hit someone …1966 Amer. dial.
– BONK to hit resoundingly; to bang, to bump …1938 sl.
– BOP to hit …1928 sl., orig. US
– BOX ONE’S EARS to punish by hitting …1601 sl.
– BREAK SOMEONE’S ASS to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1949 US sl.
– BUNG ONE ON to hit …1950s sl.
– BUS to hit, to strike …1889 Amer. dial.
– BUSS to hit, to strike …1872 Amer. dial.
– BUST ON to hit, to attack …1960s US sl.
– CAB to hit on the had with the knuckles …1905 Sc.
– CAST † to aim, deliver a blow …c1340
– CHOCK to hit a person under the chin …c1860 Cockney colloq.
– CHUNK to hit someone or something with something thrown …1835 US sl.
– CLATTER to smack someone; to hit someone; to beat someone up …1979 UK sl.
– CLIP to hit smartly; to strike against in passing …1855 colloq.
– CLOBBER to strike someone; to hit; to thrash or beat up; to defeat; to reprimand or criticize severely …1944 sl.
– CLOCK to strike sharply or heavily; to strike with the fist; to punch in the face; to hit …1932 Amer. sl.
– CLONK to hit forcibly …1943 colloq.
– CLOUT to hit …c1314
– COBBLE-NOBBLE to rap on the head with the knuckles …19C Eng. dial.
– COBNOBBLE to beat, chastise, correct; to knock on the head …19C Eng. dial.
– CONK to hit; orig. to hit someone on the nose …1821 sl., now chiefly US
– CONNECT to hit someone very hard …1930s Amer. sl.
– COP to catch someone with a blow; to hit …M19 sl.
– COSH to hit on the head with a cosh (bludgeon) …1865 chiefly Brit. sl.
– CREAM to hit …1942 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– CROWN to hit someone on the head …1746 sl.
– DANCE ON SOMEONE’S FACE to hit or kick in the face …1980s US Black sl.
– DANCE ON SOMEONE’S LIPS to hit or kick in the face …1980s US Black sl.
– DAP to hit or strike lightly; to make a ball rebound on the ground, etc. …1790 Eng. dial.
– DIFT to hit, to strike …1927 Amer. dial.
– DISH IT OUT to fight with forceful hitting …1930 sl., orig. US
– DONG to hit, to strike, to punch; to force by reiterated noise, speech, or effort …1889
– DOOIE to hit …1980s US campus sl.
– DO SOMEONE OVER to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1866 sl.
– DOT A PERSON ONE to hit …1895 Brit. sl.
– DOWF to hit with something soft; to thump …E19 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– DUFF UP to hit repeatedly; to beat up, to assault someone …1961 UK sl.
– DUST 1. to strike or hit with violence …a1225
2. to strike, to hit …c1612
– DUST OFF to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1803 sl.
– EAT WOOL to be hit or, esp. nearly hit in the face by a volley …1976 US sl.
– FACER to hit in the face …E19 sl.
– FAG THE BLOSS to hit the wench …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– FAG THE FEN to drub the prostitute …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– FAKE to shoot, to wound, to hit or cut; to poison …E19 sl.
– FAN to beat, to strike, esp. repeatedly or soundly; to deliver a blow to, esp. with a club; to hit, to spank …1785 sl.
– FANCY SASH to hit …20C Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘bash’
– FILL SOMEONE IN to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1948 Brit. sl.
– FIRE ON to strike, to hit, to fight with …1972 Amer. dial.
– FIRE ON SOMEONE to hit or punch …20C teen & high school sl.
– FIRE UP to strike, to hit, to fight with …1972 Amer. dial.
– GIVE SOMEONE JESSE to beat, to hit …1839 US sl.
– GUB to hit a person, esp. in the mouth; hence, to defeat a team, player, etc. easily or overwhelmingly …1985 Sc. sl.
– HANG A SHANTY to bruise the area around the eye by hitting a person …1926 Amer. dial.
– HANG ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1908 sl.
– JOLT to hit someone …1920s Aust. sl.
– KANGSE to hit lightly …20C W. Indies sl.
– KNEVELL to hit or beat violently with the fists; to knock about …1815 Sc.
– KNOCK ONE’S BLOCK OFF to hit someone very hard; often used as a threat …1902 sl.
– KNOCK SOMEONE ABOUT to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1926 sl.
– KNOCK THE SHIT OUT OF SOMEONE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …19C colloq.
– KNOCK THE TAR OUT OF SOMEONE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1884 sl.
– KNUB * to hit or strike with the fist or knuckles; to thump, to beat …1721
– KNUBBLE † to hit or strike with the fist or knuckles; to pummel …1721
– LAM to beat soundly, to thrash, to flog; to hit hard, to strike …1746 Eng. dial.
– LAMP to hit; to beat …1954 UK sl.
– LAY INTO SOMEONE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1838 sl.
– LAY ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1980s sl.
– LEATHER orig. to hit someone with a leather strap; hence, to beat or thrash someone …a1625
– LET DOWN † to deliver a blow at …1640
– LET SOMEONE HAVE IT to hit, to kill, esp. with gunfire …M19 sl., orig. US
– LICK to strike, to hit, to beat, esp. as a punishment; to thrash, to whip …1888 Amer. dial.
– LIGHT UP to hit or attack someone …1970s US Black sl.
– LUBBER to hit …M19 sl.
– MARK † to aim a blow or missile at; to strike, to hit …a1300
– MASH to strike, hit, or beat someone …1884 Amer. dial.
– MASH UP strike, hit, or beat someone …1954 Amer. dial.
– MELLER to strike, to hit, to beat …1862 Amer. dial.
​- MELLOW to beat, to hit, to strike. to pummel …1895 Amer. dial.
– MILL to hit …c1700 sl.
– MOUSE to hit in the face …L17 sl.
– MOVE ON to hit, to assault, usually with a weapon …1970s US Black & campus sl.
– MUSH to beat up, to hit …1980s US Black sl.
– NAIL vb. to hit, esp., in boxing, to be successful in hitting someone; to strike smartly; to beat …1785 sl.
– NEIVE to hit with the fists; to chastise …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NOB to hit on the head …E19 sl.
– NUT to head-butt someone or hit someone on the head …1937 sl.
– OIL to hit, to beat, to whip …L18 sl.
– PAIK to hit with something hard or solid, as the knuckles, a stick, or a stone; to beat, to pummel, to thrash; to strike; to punish  …c1639 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PAN to hit in the face …1942 sl.
– PART SOMEONE’S HAIR to hit someone on the head …L19 US sl.
– PASS SOMEONE ONE to hit someone …1900s Aust. sl.
– PASTE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1846 sl.
– PAT to beat; to hit frequently; to make a succession of quick, sharp strokes or sounds …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PLONK to hit or strike with a heavy thud …1874 colloq.
– PLUG to hit …1875 sl.
– POP to hit …c1817 sl.
– POUNCE to hit, to assault …1968 Amer. dial.
– PUT ONE ON SOMEONE to hit, to punch …1980s sl.
– PUT THE ARM ON SOMEONE to hit with the fist; to beat up …20C Amer. sl.
– PUT THE HEAD ON to head-butt an opponent’s face …1985 Sc. sl.
– RATTLE to strike, to beat, to hit; to give a blow or knock …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ROUGH SOMEONE UP to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1942 sl.
– ROUST to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1904 Amer. sl.
– SAP to hit someone with a club …1926 US sl.
– SAP UP to hit someone with a club …1926 US sl.
– SCONE to hit someone on the head …1940s Aust. & NZ sl.
– SCOP to hit, to beat, to strike; to fell to the ground …1881 Eng. dial.
– SCRAG to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1835 sl.
– SKOP to hit, to beat, to strike; to fell to the ground …1881 Eng. dial.
– SKULL to hit someone on the head …1945 sl.
– SLOG. to hit …1824 sl.
– SLOSH to hit …1890 Brit. sl.
– SLUG to hit …1862 sl., now chiefly US
– SNITCHEL to hit on the nose …L17 sl.
– SOAK to hit …1896 US sl.
– SOCK to beat, to strike hard, to hit …1699 sl.
– SOCK IT TO SOMEONE to hit …1877 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– SPIKE to hit someone hard; to knock someone down …1930s Aust. sl.
– STICK IT ON SOMEONE to hit …1960 sl.
– STICK ONE ON SOMEONE to hit …1960 sl.
– STICK THE HEAD ON to head-butt an opponent’s face …1985 Sc. sl.
– STOUCH to hit …1893 Aust. & NZ sl.
– STOUSH to hit …1893 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SWIPE to hit …1851 sl.
– TAG in boxing: to hit …1940 US sl.
– TAINT † to touch, to strike, to hit …1525
– TAKE A BUST (AT) to hit (with the fist) …1920s US sl.
– TAKE A POP AT to hit; to deliver a blow …1825 sl.
– TAN to hit, to attack …17C sl.
– TAN ONE’S ARSE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment: to thrash or flog …c1670 sl.
– TAN ONE’S BACKSIDE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment; to thrash or flog…c1670 sl.
– TAN ONE’S BEHIND to hit repeatedly, to beat someone with a whip. cane, etc. as a form of corporal punishment …1938
– TAN ONE’S BOTTOM to hit repeatedly, to beat someone with a whip. cane, etc. as a form of corporal punishment …1938
– TAN ONE’S HIDE to hit someone with a cane, etc., esp. on the buttocks, as a punishment …c1670 sl.
– TAP 1. to hit and thus draw blood from a victim’s nose …M18 sl.
2. to hit on the head …1920s US criminals’ sl.
– TAP A JUDY to cause one’s nose to bleed with a blow …M19 sl.
– TAP SOMEONE’S CLARET to cause someone’s nose to bleed with a blow …E19 sl.
– TOWEL to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting; to thrash; to beat; to cudgel …1705 sl.
– TUNK to hit, to strike, to tap; to thump …1892 Amer. dial.
– VOLLEY to hit someone …1999 UK sl.
– WADDY to hit someone, usually with a club or cudgel …M19 Aust. sl.
– WADE INTO SOMEONE to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1893 sl., orig. US
– WALLOP to beat soundly; to strike hard; to hit …1825 colloq.
– WARM THE WAX OF SOMEONE’S EAR to box someone’s ears …M19 sl.
– WARP to hit or beat someone …1861 Amer. dial.
– WHACK to hit …1721 sl.
– WHALE to mark with a blow from a whip or cane; to thrash, to flog, to hit, to trounce …1856 Sc.
– WHAM to hit or strike …1920s sl. orig. US
– WHANG to hit …E19 sl.
– WHAP to hit …M19 sl.
– WHARP to hit or beat someone …1861 Amer. dial.
– WHOLLOP to beat, to thrash, to hit hard …E19 sl.
– WING to hit with a ball or missile …M19 sl.
– WOLLOP to beat, to thrash, to hit hard …E19 sl.
– WORK ONE OVER to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1927 sl.
– WRITE ONE’S NAME ACROSS ANOTHER’S to hit in the face …L19 sl., orig. sporting usage
– ZONK to hit or strike …1950s sl.
– ZONK OUT to hit or strike …1950s sl.
hit – interjections
– HAY! † an exclamation on hitting an opponent …1598
 
HITCHHIKING – nouns
– HITCH a lift given to a hitchhiker …1928 Amer. sl.
hitchhiking – person
– HIGHWAY QUEEN a homosexual hitchhiker …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– HITCHPUSSY a traveller asking rides from motorists; a hitchhiker  …Bk1972 homosexual sl. 
hitchhiking – verbs
– HITCH to hitchhike …1929 Amer. sl.
– HOOK to secure a ride for oneself, as by hitchhiking; to steal a ride on a train …1930 Amer. sl.
 
HIV – adjectives
– SICK infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS …1990 US
HIV – nouns
– PACKAGE AIDS or HIV …2002 US sl.
– SLIM-FAST DIET HIV or AIDS …1999 US sl.
– VIRUS, THE HIV, the virus that causes AIDS …1980s euphemism, orig. US
HIV – person
– HIVER someone supposedly infected with HIV …Bk2004 Brit. sl.
 
HIVES – nouns
– ACID BUMPS hives …1966 Amer. dial.
– ACID RASH hives …1966 Amer. dial.
 
HOARD – nouns
– FALLACHAN a hoard, a concealed store …c1850 Sc.
– OLD STOCKING a secret hoard …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAKE an accumulation, what has been gathered together; a hoard …1851 Sc.
hoard – verbs
– HAIN to husband, to economize, to use sparingly; to save up, to hoard, to lay by …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAY BACK to put aside, to save, to hoard …1940 Amer. dial.
– MIZE to act like a miser; to hoard money …1970 Amer. dial.
– MUCKER † to heap up; to accumulate; to hoard …a1425
– SALT AWAY to hoard or save money or valuables; to store money secretly in order to conceal profits …1849 sl.
– SALT DOWN to hoard or save money or valuables; to store money secretly in order to conceal profits …1849 sl.
– SAM † to join or fasten together; to amass, to hoard up …c1000
 
HOARDED – adjectives
– HAINED saved, hoarded …1866 Sc.
 
HOARDER – person
– ACCUMULATOR a person who accumulates things, esp. wealth or possessions; an acquisitive person; a hoarder, a gatherer…1611
– BOWERBIRD a compulsive hoarder; a person who collects ornaments, odds and ends, etc.; a petty thief …1926
– GEAR-GATHERER a money-making man; a hoarder of wealth …1825 
– MAGPIE a person who collects or hoards objects, information, esp., esp. indiscriminately; an acquisitive person; also, a petty pilferer …1903
– NABAL, NABBLE a grasping, hoarding person; one who is careful to meanness about money; a miser …1792 Sc.
– NABBLER a grasping, hoarding person; one who is careful to meanness about money; a miser …1911 Sc.
– PACK RAT (depreciative) a person who hoards things …1912
 
HOARINESS – nouns
– CANESCENCE hoariness, dull whiteness …1855
– CANITUDE † hoariness, whiteness …1656
 
HOARSE – adjectives
– CROAKY hoarse …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
– GIN AND FOG of a voice: hoarse with that peculiar quality of ‘fruitiness’ which spirituous indulgence causes …c1880 sl., orig. theatrical
– HAISS hoarse …Bk1905 Sc.
– HEAZY hoarse, breathing with difficulty, wheezing …1790 Eng. dial. 
– HESS hoarse …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAUCID hoarse, raucous, harsh-sounding …1730
– RAWK hoarse …B1900 Sc.
– REASTY hoarse …1878 Eng. dial.
– REASTY-CROPPED hoarse-voiced; rough of speech; surly …1875 Eng. dial.
– THROPPLE-HOARSE hoarse …1884 Sc.
hoarse – nouns
– YAUP, YAWP a harsh, hoarse, or querulous cry, esp. of a bird …1824
hoarse – verbs 
– CRAKE to quaver hoarsely in singing; to speak hoarsely …19C Eng. dial.
– GOOZLE to speak hoarsely …1972 Amer. dial.
 
HOARSENESS – nouns
– REAST hoarseness …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
HOARY – adjectives
– CANESCENT rather hoary; greyish or dull white, like the down or hairs on the leaves of plants …1847
– CANOUS †* grey, hoary …1513
 
HOAX – nouns
– BAM a story intended to impose upon the credulous; a hoax or imposition; a trick, a joke …1762 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BAMBOSH deceptive humbug; a hoax, hoaxing; deception …1865 sl.
– BLAFLUM nonsense, idle talk, a hoax …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUG a trick or hoax …1848 Amer. dial.
– CANARD an extravagant, or absurd story circulated to impose on people’s credulity; a rumour, hoax, a false report …1864 
– COD a joke, a hoax, a parody …20C sl., orig. Irish
– DERISION a practical joke; a hoax …1822 Sc.
– FILL an exaggerated or fictitious account; a hoax …1893 Amer. sl.
– FLANKER a trick or swindle, a hoax …1923 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
– GAG cheating, fraud, deception, a hoax …1805 sl.
– GAGGERY a deception, hoax; the act of deceiving or hoaxing …1819 Sc.
– GAGGING a deception, hoax; the act of deceiving or hoaxing …1819 Sc.
– GEGG a trick, a hoax, a practical joke …1855 Sc.
– GUY a trick or hoax; a prank, a jest, a joke …1854 Amer. sl.
– GYP an act or method of swindling; a swindle or fraud; an act of deception; a hoax …1914 Amer. sl.
– HUSTLE a swindle; a hoax; a get-rich-quick scheme …1943 sl., orig. US criminals’ usage
– JACK-OFF a hoax, a confidence trick …1930s US sl.
– JACK-UP a fraudulent or dishonest practice or arrangement; a trick, a hoax, a swindle …1945 NZ sl.
– JOLLY a deception or hoax …L19 US
– JOSH a usually good-natured hoax; hence, a jest, a piece of badinage …1878 Amer. now colloq.
– LARRIE jesting, joking, a practical joke, a hoax …1880 Sc.
– LEG PULL an attempt to mislead or deceive others in a playful way or as a joke; a trick or hoax …1893
– MAGOO, THE a lie, a trick, a hoax …1930s US sl.
– ONE a joke on, an act of teasing; a hoax …M19 sl.
– PUT-ON a joke, a hoax …M19 sl.
– QUEER a hoax, a confidence trick …M18 sl.
– SKIT a trick; a hoax; a practical joke …1815 chiefly Eng. dial.
– SKITE a trick; a hoax; a practical joke …1804 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SPOOF a hoax, a confidence trick …L19 sl.
– STRING a hoax; a discredited story …Bk1904 sl.
– TAKE-IN a cheat, swindle, deception; a hoax, a fraud …1778 colloq.
hoax – person
– CODDER a teaser, a hoaxer …M19 sl. 
– FAKER a hoaxer …1892 sl.
– GAGGER one who cheats or hoaxes; a confidence trickster, esp. when telling ‘sob-stories’ or posing as a deaf-mute …1781 sl.
– LEG-PULLER someone who mocks or teases another; one who plays a trick or hoax …1887
– MOOSHE-MAN a confidence trickster; a hoaxer …1943 W. Indies
– PUT-ON ARTIST a hoaxer, a tease …1930s US sl. 
hoax – verbs 
– BAM to hoax, to practice on the credulity of; to deceive, to delude, to impose upon, to play a joke or trick on a person…1738 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BAMBLUSTERATE to hoax or confuse in a noisy manner …19C sl.
– BAMBLUSTERCATE to hoax or confuse in a noisy manner …19C sl.
– BLAGUE to tell lies in jest; to hoax, to humbug …1883
– COD(D) to tease, to hoax …M19 sl.
– COME THE OLD ABDABS to hoax, to fool …1940s sl.
– FILL to hoax or mislead …1880 Amer. sl.
– FILL UP to hoax or mislead …1880 Amer. sl.
– FIND AN ELEPHANT IN THE MOON, TO – to hoax oneself; to discover a mare’s nest …Bk1922
– GAFFLE to hoax, to deceive …1970s US sl.
– GAG to cheat, to act fraudulently, to deceive, to hoax …1781 sl.
– GAMBETTER to deceive, to hoax …L19 sl.
– GAMMET to play, to frolic, to amuse oneself; to play off practical jokes; to deceive, to hoax, to take in …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAMMON to stuff with ridiculous nonsense; to flatter, to humbug, to deceive, to hoax …1812 colloq.
– GEGG to hoax, to play a trick on …1826 Sc.
– GIVE THE RIBSTEAK to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– GIVE THE ROAST BEEF RARE to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– GREEN to hoax, take in …L19 sl.
– GUY to hoax, to trick, to put on …1890 Amer. sl.
– HORSE to trick or deceive; to swindle; also, to hoax, to bluff, to flatter, to lie to …1891 US sl.
– JOSH to hoax or tease, esp. good-naturedly; to joke, to fool …1852 Amer. sl.
– KIDDY to hoax, to humbug, to subject to confidence trickery …M19 sl.
– PULL SOMEONE’S LEG to good-naturedly hoax or deceive someone …1888 UK sl.
– PULL SOMEONE’S PISSER to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease; to good-naturedly hoax or deceive someone …1969 Brit. sl.
– PULL SOMEONE’S TIT to good-naturedly hoax or deceive someone; to make a fool of someone …1959 Aust. sl.
– PUT ONESELF AWAY to pretend; to hoax …1930s sl.
– PUT ON THE SHAM to carry out a lie or hoax …1960s Amer. sl.
– PUT THE BUG ON to trick or hoax; to get an advantage over somebody by tricky means …1848 Amer. dial.
– RISE TO THE FLY to be taken in by a hoax; to be deceived …1884
– RUN A DRAG ON to deceive, to trick, to hoax …1980s US Black sl.
– SCHLENT to double-cross; to hoax; to be evasive …1920s sl.
– SELL SOMEONE A PACKET to hoax, to deceive; to lie …L18 sl.
– SMOKE to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– SPOOF to hoax, to fool, to trick …L19 sl.
– STRING to fool or hoax; to deceive, to dupe …1812 sl., chiefly US
– TAKE IN to deceive, to cheat, to trick, to impose upon, to hoax …1740 colloq.
– WHOOF, WOOF to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– WORK A SLANTER to defraud, to hoax, to play a confidence trick on …L19 sl.
 
HOAXED – adjectives
– HAD tricked, hoaxed, deceived …L18 sl.
– ON A LINE hoaxed, bamboozled …1897 sl.
– ON A STRING hoaxed, bamboozled …1897 sl.
– SNOOKERED cheated, hoaxed, trapped in a difficult position …1910s sl.
hoaxed – person 
– GAGGEE one who is hoaxed or deceived …1819 Sc.
 
HOAXER – person
– CODDER a teaser, a hoaxer …M19 sl.
– PUT-ON ARTIST a hoaxer, a tease …1930s US sl.
 
HOAXING – adjectives
– STOOGE hoaxing, deceitful …1990s Aust. sl.
hoaxing – nouns 
– BAMBOSH deceptive humbug; a hoax, hoaxing; deception …1865 sl.
– CODDING teasing, chaffing, hoaxing …M19 sl.
– RACKET a swindle or a means of deception; criminal trickery; hoaxing; a trick, dodge, scheme, game, line of business or action …1812 sl.
– SPOOFERY trickery, hoaxing …L19 sl.
 
HOBBLE – verbs
– CRAFFLE to hobble …19C Eng. dial.
– CRIMPLE † to be incurved, or drawn together; hence, to stand or walk lame from this or similar cause; to hobble, to limp; to move with pain or stiffness …1398 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DANDER to hobble …L16 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DANER to hobble …1727 Sc.
– DANNER to hobble …1727 Sc.
– DAUNDER to hobble …1727 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DONDER to hobble …1727 Eng. dial.
– GIMP to limp, to hobble …1925 sl., orig. US
– HABBLE to move unsteadily, to hobble, to limp about …1788 Sc.
– HAINCH to walk with a limp, to hobble …1825 Sc.
– HAUCHLE to walk lamely or with difficulty; to hobble, to drag the feet along the ground …1895 Sc. & N. Ireland
– HIMPLE † to limp, to hobble, to go lame …1656 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HIRPLE to limp, to walk lamely or in a hobbling manner …c1450 chiefly Scot & N. Eng. dial.
– JAKE-WALK to hobble; to walk more heavily on one foot than the other …1968 Amer. dial.
– PAUCHLE to move feebly but persistently; to shuffle, to hobble; to struggle along, to make slow and painful progress, to move painfully forward …1880 Sc.
– SCRAWL to crawl, to creep; to move slowly or with difficulty; to hobble; to scramble, to sprawl …1747 Eng. dial.
– SCROFFLE to shuffle; to hobble about with difficulty, as one ill or infirm …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TOLTER to move unsteadily; to flounder; to turn or toss about; to hobble; to walk unevenly …1529 Eng. dial.
 
HOBBLING – adjectives
– HAUCHLIN hobbling, limping, shambling …Bk1902 Sc.
 
HOBBY – adjectives
– NOTIONATE given to hobbies, impulses, or whims …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TASTEFUL having many different tastes or hobbies …1899 Eng. dial.
hobby – nouns 
– BOGIE a craze, an infatuation; a hobby …Bk1911 Sc.
– PADDY a hobby, a fad, a pastime …L19 sl.
– SHOKE a hobby; a whim; a favourite pursuit …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
hobby – verbs
– MAKE RABBITS to indulge one’s hobby, esp. in making things, e.g. gifts for children …20C Royal Navy usage
 
HOBGOBLIN – adjectives
– BOGLIE haunted by hobgoblins or ‘bogies’ …Bk1911 Sc.
– LARVAL † belonging to a night spirit, ghost, hobgoblin; ghastly, dreadful …1656
hobgoblin – nouns 
– BARGHEST a ghost, wraith, or hobgoblin …1788 Eng. dial.
– BEELZEBUB the devil; a devil or hobgoblin …1943 Amer. dial.
– BLOODYBONES a spectre, a hobgoblin …1970 Amer. dial.
– BO a hobgoblin …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOAKIE a hobgoblin …Bk1911 Sc.
– BODACH a spectre, a hobgoblin …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOGLE-BO a hobgoblin; any object of terror …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOKIE a bogie, a hobgoblin, a bugbear …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOLLY † a bogy, a hobgoblin …1724 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BOO-DADDY a ghost, hobgoblin; often used to threaten children …1888 Amer. dial.
– BOODIE a ghost, a hobgoblin …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOOGER a ghost, hobgoblin; often used to threaten children …1866 Amer. dial.
– BOOGERBEAR a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1965  Amer. dial.
– BOOGERBOO. a ghost or imaginary monster, a hobgoblin; the devil …1966 Amer. dial.
– BOOGERMAN a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1903 Amer. dial.
– BOOGIE a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1968 Amer. dial.
– BOOGIEBEAR a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1965  Amer. dial.
– BOOGIEBOO a ghost or imaginary monster, a hobgoblin; the devil …1966 Amer. dial.
– BOOG MAN a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1965 Amer. dial.
– BOOKITY SAM a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUGABO a ghost or imaginary monster, a hobgoblin; the devil …1899 Amer. dial.
– BUGABOO a ghost or imaginary monster, a hobgoblin; the devil …1787 Amer. dial.
– BUGGABEAR a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1939  Amer. dial.
– BUGGER a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1965  Amer. dial.
– BUGGERBEAR a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1939 Amer. dial.
– BUGGER-MAN a ghost, a hobgoblin, often used to frighten children …1965 Amer. dial.
– BUGGERY BOO the bogie-man, a hobgoblin, a bugbear …1939 Amer. dial.
– BUGGYBOO a ghost or imaginary monster, a hobgoblin; the devil …1966 Amer. dial.
– CATAWAMPUS an imaginary monster; a hobgoblin ..1843 Amer. dial.
– CATTYWAMPUS an imaginary monster; a hobgoblin ..1941 Amer. dial.
– ETTIN a ‘boggle,’ a hobgoblin …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EVIL a hobgoblin; an evil spirit …1914 Amer. dial.
– FAT MAN a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave …1970 Amer. dial.
– GAISHON † a thin, emaciated person; a skeleton; a hobgoblin …1808 Sc.
– GAY HORSE † a bugbear or hobgoblin, carried about at plays and public shows, with wide jaws and great teeth …1483
– GOBBLER a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children …1968 Amer. dial.
– GREASY a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave …1970 Amer. dial.
– HAG † applied to ghosts, hobgoblins, and other terrors of the night …1538
– HOB-GOB a hobgoblin, sprite, elf …1882 Eng. dial.
– JABO a hobgoblin, used to threaten children and make them behave …1969 Amer. dial.
– JAKEY a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1967 Amer. dial.
– LAR † a sprite, a hobgoblin …1598
– LARVA † a disembodied spirit; a ghost, a hobgoblin, a spectre …1651
– LEEDS DEVIL an imaginary monster; a hobgoblin …1939 Amer. dial.
– LEEDS’S GHOST an imaginary monster; a hobgoblin …1945 Amer. dial.
– MOLLY GRAW a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave …1968 Amer. dial.
– NIGHT DOCTOR a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1954 Amer. dial.
– OLD AUNT DINAH a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD AUNT VIOLET a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD BILLY the devil; a hobgoblin or boogeyman …1894
– OLD BILLY HELL the devil; a hobgoblin or boogeyman …1969 Amer. dial.
– OLD BITING DICK a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD BLACK JOE a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD BOOGER a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD BOOGERMAN a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD CORKER a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD CRATCH a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD DEVIL a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD DINAH FLOW a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD GOBLIN a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD HARRY a hobgoblin used to threaten children …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD IMP a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD JACK a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD NICK a hobgoblin used to threaten children …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear …1934 Amer. dial.
– OLD SCRATCH a hobgoblin used to threaten children …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD SCROOGE a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD WHITE HORSE a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1965 Amer. dial.
– RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear; a bogey used to frighten children …1637 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RAW-HEELS AND BLOODYBONES a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear …1966 Amer. dial.
– REDEYE a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave; a nursery bugbear …c1966 Amer. dial.
– REDEYE AND BLOODYBONES a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave; a nursery bugbear …c1966 Amer. dial.
– REDHEAD-BLOODYBONES a spectre, a hobgoblin; a nursery bugbear …1966 Amer. dial.
– RED MAN a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave; a nursery bugbear …1966 Amer. dial.
– SACK MAN a hobgoblin used to threaten children and make them behave …1966 Amer. dial.
– SCRAT a hobgoblin; the devil …1865 Eng. dial.
– SCRATTY a hobgoblin or bogey …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SWAMP WAMPUS an imaginary animal monster; a hobgoblin …1965 Amer. dial.
– TADY-WAMPUS an imaginary animal monster; a hobgoblin …1965 Amer. dial.
– TANTIBOGUS a boogeyman; a hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave …1966 Amer. dial.
– TATTER-FOAL a hobgoblin which appears under the form of a rough-coated horse or foal; also used of other ghostly animals …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAMPUS an imaginary animal or monster; a hobgoblin …1878 Amer. dial.
– WAMPUS CAT an imaginary animal or monster; a hobgoblin …1913 Amer. dial.
– WAMPUS KITTY an imaginary animal or monster; a hobgoblin …1954 Amer. dial.
– WHISTLING WAMPUS an imaginary animal monster; a hobgoblin …1950 Amer. dial.
– WHOMPUS an imaginary animal monster; a hobgoblin …1965 Amer. dial.
– WHOMPUS CAT an imaginary animal monster; a hobgoblin …1965 Amer. dial.
– WOMPUS an imaginary animal or monster; a hobgoblin …1878 Amer. dial.
 
HOBO – see TRAMP