Reverse Dictionary: HORSE

1300 • LYARD • LYART of a horse: spotted with white or silver grey (obs.)
1425 • AFOUNDED of a horse: lame (obs.)
1430 • CABALLINE pertaining to or suited for a horse
1440 • SKEWED of animals, esp. horses; skewbald: irregularly marked with white and brown or red, or some similar colour
1440 • SKEY of a horse: skittish (obs.)
1489 • FAVEL of a horse: pale reddish-yellow (obs.)
1500 • SPRUNG of a horse: lame; ridden to exhaustion (obs.)
1500 • YAUD of a horse: worn out  
1508 • SKEIGH of horses: inclined to shy; skittish, spirited, mettlesome  
1555 • RUSTY of a horse: refusing to go forward; difficult to control (rare)
1576 • CURTAL of horses: having the tail docked (obs.)
1603 • FRAMPOLD of a horse: fiery, mettlesome, spirited (obs.)
1613 • MARE-WOOD of a stallion: mare-mad (obs.)
1639 • LUNT of a horse: spiritless, tame (obs.)
1648 • BALD-FACED of a horse: having a white face, or a white mark on the face  
1654 • SKEWBALD of animals, esp. horses: irregularly marked with white and brown or red, or some similar colour
1676 • DALE-BACKED of a horse, etc.: hollow in the back
1679 • MARISH like a mare
1681 • TICKLISH of a horse: sensitive to touch, tender (obs.)
1690 • BALD streaked or marked with white, as a horse
1705 • SADDY of a horse: with a sagging back, saddle-backed  
1715 • REESTY of a horse: restive, unwilling to move  
1721 • HANTY • HAUNTY full of spirit, mettlesome; excited, frisky (generally used of horses)  
1730 • MANDY of a horse: restive  
1741 • EEL-BACKED of a horse of a light colour: having a black line on the back from the mane to the tail  
1773 • GAILY of a horse: lively, spirited  
L18 • JACKED of a horse: spavined  
19C • KIPPERSOME of a horse: prancing, apt to startle
19C • SLACK-BACKED of a horse: having a low back  
1801 • NAGGISH of a horse: suggestive of a nag; small, inferior (obs.)
1805 • BAREFOOT of horses: unshod  
1807 • FLISKY fidgety; unsettled; light-headed; whimsical; frolicsome; flighty; lively: of a horse: restive, frisky
1825 • REE of a horse: restive, frolicsome  
1826 • GAY of a horse: lively, prancing
1827 • SKEIGHISH of a horse: somewhat skittish
1831 • GAME AS A PEBBLE extremely courageous; ready for anything, having staying power; often used of horses  
1835 • BUILT LIKE A CASTLE of a horse: having a strong and sturdy frame
1840 • BRIDLEWISE of a horse: trained to respond to the reins and bridle  
1841 • LINE-BACKED of a horse or cow: having a stripe down the back  
1845 • PAINT of a horse: marked by irregular areas of white and black or some other colour  
1853 • CLAYBANK of a horse: yellowish-brown or cream-coloured (Amer. dial.)
1856 • LINE-BACK of a horse or cow: having a stripe down the back  
1858 • EWE-NECKED of a horse: having a long and hollow neck like a ewe  
1860 • PECKY of a horse: inclined to stumble  
1870 • BLAZE-FACED of a horse or cow: having a white stripe running down the face  
1871 • COBBY of the nature of a cob (horse); short and thickset, stocky
1886 • DAPPLEDY dappled, having mixed colours, esp. of a horse  
1890 • HARD IN THE MOUTH of people or horses: stubborn, obstinate  
1891 • RHEA of a horse: frisky, unmanageable  
1892 • LADINO of a horse or cow: vicious, unmanageable, wild  
1892 • ON ONE’S OPODILDOCS spirited; usually said of a horse  
1895 • REEZIE of a horse: frisky  
1896 • RAT-TAILED of a horse: having lost the hair of its tail  
1897 • LONG of a horse: having great endurance  
1898 • HEAD-FREE of a horse: unbridled  
1898Bk • AUNTY of horses: frisky, restive
1898Bk • AUNTY-PAUNTY • AUNTY-PRAUNTY of horses: restive
1898Bk • BALLIE of a horse: piebald or skewbald
1899 • SMOKY of horses: vicious (US)
L19 • ROPEABLE of a horse, etc.: intractable, wild  
20C • SNUFFY of cattle or horses: excitable, spirited, wild
1900Bk • FALSE of a horse: wanting in spirit; vicious
1901 • SCADDLE of horses: nervous, skittish, wild
1902 • SNAKY of an animal, esp. a horse or cow: unpredictable, wild (Amer. dial.)
1903Bk • NAGGETY of a horse: spirited, wild and tricky
1904Bk • SCAR-GAIT of a horse: easily frightened
1905 • HAMMERHEADED of a horse: having a head shaped like a hammer, having a bony ridge between the ears  
1905Bk • MEALY-MOUTHED applied to a bay or brown horse having a light-coloured muzzle
1905Bk • NESH-COATED of a horse: having a soft, delicate coat
1905Bk • RAGGED-HIPPED of a horse: having hair on the hips
1905Bk • TILTISH of a horse: apt to kick
1905Bk • UNFORDERSOME • UNFURTHERSOME of a horse: unmanageable
1905Bk • VIGILOUS fierce, angry; of a horse: vicious
1916 • CAGEY • CAGY • CAIGY • CAJY of a stallion: sexually aroused, hence apt to be dangerous  
1923 • CAMPY of horses: mettlesome, brisk  
1928 • OWLHEADED of a horse: stubborn; intractable  
1934 • CAMSTERIOUS of a horse: very frisky  
1936 • SALTY of a horse or its behaviour: wild, unmanageable  
1937 • CRITTER-FLUNG thrown by a horse (Amer. dial.)
1941 • BAREFOOTED of horses: unshod  
1941 • SMOOTH of a horse: unshod (Amer. dial.)
1942 • APRON-FACED of a horse: having a large white patch on the forehead
1944 • LADY-BROKE of a horse: well-trained, gentle  
1946 • RINGY of a horse: frisky  
1949 • BREEDY of a horse: exhibiting good characteristics worth breeding for  
1954 • BLAZED of a horse or cow: having a white stripe running down the face  
1961 • BAKED of a horse: bruised or scraped by an ill-fitting saddle  
1964 • COLD-FOOTED of a horse: lame (Amer. dial.)
1966 • DAPPLY of a horse: having mixed colours  
1966 • FIELD-BRED of a horse: not intentionally bred; mongrel  
1966 • RAUNCHY of a cow or horse: rough, dangerous, bad-tempered  
1967 • APPLE GRAY of horses: dapple grey  
1967 • BLOWN of a horse: out of breath; winded  
1967 • TICKLE-BACKED adj. of an animal: sensitive to a load or rider on the back  
1975 • RIMPTIOUS of a horse: spirited  
1976 • YANG-YANG of a horse: lively or spirited  

1000 • BLONK a large, powerful horse (obs.)
1175 • HENGEST a male horse, usually a gelding (obs.)
1175 • PALFREY a saddle-horse for ordinary riding as distinguished from a war-horse; esp. a small saddle-horse for ladies
1189 • NAG orig, a small riding horse; later, specifically, an old, slow, or broken down horse
1290 • CAPEL • CAPLE • CAPUL a horse (obs.)
1330 • BAYARD a bay horse  
1375 • GILLOT a mare (obs.)
1375 • SUMMER a pack-horse (obs.)
1386 • JADE a contemptuous name for a horse; a horse of inferior breed; a vicious, worthless, ill-tempered horse
1445 • POLEYN a young male horse; a colt (obs.)
1450 • CABALL a horse (obs.)
1463 • JENNET a small Spanish horse
1470 • MARE’S SON a horse
1500 • YAUD a mare; usually, an old mare; also, loosely, an old or worn-out horse
1529 • ROIL orig, a large powerful horse; later, an inferior or spiritless horse (obs.)
1530 • CURTAL a horse with its tail cut short or docked, and sometimes the ears cropped (obs.)
1548 • TIT a horse small of kind, or not full grown; later applied in depreciation to any horse; a nag
1561 • MALT-HORSE a strong, heavy kind of horse used by maltsters (obs.)
1570 • SUMPTER a pack or baggage horse
1575 • DRUMBLE a worn-out horse (obs.)
1580 • BALL a white-faced horse  
1581 • COCKHORSE a high or tall horse
1589 • HILDING a worthless or vicious horse; a sorry hack (obs.)
1596 • NAGGIE • NAGGY a horse  
1598 • MASTARD a stallion (obs.)
1600 • DOG HORSE a worn-out horse slaughtered for dog’s meat; hence, any old or worn-out horse (obs.)
1600 • STONEHORSE a stallion or uncastrated male horse
1613 • PACOLET a swift steed (obs.)
1614 • HACKNEY a horse kept for hire (obs.)
1617 • CADE the foal of a horse brought up by hand
1617 • PAD a road-horse, an easy-paced horse
1630 • NAGGON a small riding horse or pony (obs.)
1631 • BIDET a small horse
1635 • DAPPLE a horse with a mottled coat
1654 • PAD-NAG an ambling nag; an easygoing pad-horse
1660 • BALZAN a horse that has four white feet (obs.)
1669 • POKE-HORSE a packhorse carrying loads in two bags (Eng. dial. obs.)
1670 • CHESTNUT a chestnut horse (UK)
1684 • BEAST a horse  
1690 • FLANDERKIN a very large horse  
1691 • YAD a work-horse or mare; a riding-horse; an old, worn-out horse  
1696 • GARRON a horse; a hack
L17 • QUEER PRANCER a second-rate horse  
L17 • RUM PRANCER a very fine horse  
1700 • KEFFAL • KEFFEL • KEPHEL a horse, esp. a sorry, worthless horse
1700 • KEFIELD a horse, esp. a sorry, worthless horse
1703 • PRAD a horse  
1714 • CUDDIE • CUDDY a horse
1721 • HACK a horse let out for hire; a sorry or worn out horse
1730 • GARRON a small, sturdy type of horse, mostly used for rough hill work; a Highland pony  
1737 • AIVER • AVER  a horse, esp. a cart-horse, or worn-out, worthless horse
M18 • BONE-SETTER a horse hard in the riding
1787 • SCOT a name for a horse  
1789 • BASSIE • BAWSY an old horse  
1790 • FILLOCK a young mare or filly (obs.)
1790 • RIDE a saddle-horse  
1791 • DAISY-CUTTER a fast horse; a horse which throws its feet forward in trotting, instead of lifting them from the ground  
1792 • NICKRAM a ludicrous term for a horse  
1798 • HACK a horse for ordinary riding, as distinguished from cross-country, military, etc.; a saddle-horse for the road
1799 • BUCEPHALUS the name of Alexander the Great’s celebrated war-horse; applied humorously as a name for any riding-horse
L18 • SCARLET HORSE a hired or hack horse  
19C • ASTRONOMER a horse carrying its head high  
19C • NING-NANG a sorry jade of a horse; a worthless thoroughbred
19C • RATTLER a common name for a cart-horse
1800 • BLOOD-HORSE a thoroughbred or pedigree horse  
1800 • TACKEY • TACKIE • TACKY a small horse or pony of sturdy but inelegant build; an inferior or broken-down horse
1800 • TIKE • TYKE an old horse or mare  
1800 • TUCKEY a small horse or pony of sturdy but inelegant build; an inferior or broken-down horse  
1805 • TITTUP a cantering horse (obs.)
1808 • GABER a lean horse, one so frail as to be scarcely fit for service (obs.)
1808 • GALLION a lean horse (obs.)
1808 • HAGGART an old, useless horse  
1811 • GALLOPER a blood horse (obs.)
1815 • CRITTER  a horse
1818 • CHUNK a strong, stout horse, smaller than a draft horse
1818 • GANGER a fast-going horse  
1819 • A BIT OF BLOOD a mettlesome horse
1821 • A BIT OF CAVALRY a horse
1821 • SCREW an inferior or unsound horse  
1825 • FUNKER a horse that is prone to kicking  
1828Bk • TWANGLES a small-legged horse
1832 • SHAVETAIL a nickname for a horse
1833 • DUNGHILL orig. a horse that lacks vitality, mettle, or spirit; later, a horse that is not a thoroughbred (obs.)
1834 • LASS a form of address to a mare
1835 • MACHINER a horse employed to draw a ‘machine’ or vehicle
1835 • OLD-FIELD COLT a horse that was not intentionally bred  
1843 • CABALLO a horse  
1843 • CAYUSE a range horse; an Indian pony  
1843 • LEATHER-PLATER an inferior horse; a poor hack
1843 • SKYUSE a range horse; an Indian pony
1845 • SCRAG a scrawny horse  
1846 • NICKERER a neighing horse  
1847 • TIMBER-JUMPER a horse good at jumping over gates and fences  
1849 • WALER a horse imported from Australia, esp. from New South Wales  
M19 • ALLIGATOR a horse  
M19 • ES-ROCH a horse (back-slang)
M19 • ES-ROPH a horse (back-slang)
M19 • KNACKER a worn-out horse, fit only for slaughter
M19 • OLD GAL a general term of address to a horse  
M19 • OLD RIP a horse  
M19 • PLANTER a bad-tempered horse
M19 • QUAD a horse  
M19 • TAIPO a vicious horse
M19 • WHALER a horse reared in the colony and exported to India  
1850 • SIMON a trained horse  
1851 • JIB a horse given to shying  
1851 • WOODS COLT a horse born of a chance meeting  
1856 • MOUNT a saddle-horse  
1856 • PELTER a poor or worn-out horse  
1857 • BALLO a bay or dun horse  
1857 • CHARING CROSS a horse (rhyming sl.) (pronounced ‘crorse’)
1857 • MACARONI a pony (rhyming sl.)
1860 • CROW-BAIT an old or worn-out horse  
1860 • PLUG a heavy dray horse; a worthless horse; an inferior or worn-out horse  
1862 • REESTER a restive, baulking horse  
1863 • MOKE a very inferior horse
1863 • SKEWBALD a horse irregularly marked with white and brown or red
1863 • YARRY-HORSE a horse that carries its head well  
1869 • SAVAGE a bad-tempered horse
1873 • FAUVEL a light bay horse
1874 • BUCKSKIN a horse of a light yellowish dun colour and often with a dark stripe down the back and a dark mane  
1876 • GARRON an old stiff or worn-out horse, one without mettle  
1876 • JAGGER-HORSE a pack-horse  
1877 • MUSTANG a wild or unbroken horse
1879 • CROCK an old broken-down horse
1879 • MAN-EATER a horse prone to biting people  
1880 • BRUMBIE • BRUMBY a wild or unbroken horse
1881 • BUCKER a horse that bucks  
1881 • MARE a horse of either sex
1882 • SET OF HORSESHOES a horse  
1882 • SKIT a young capering or restive horse  
1883 • TIMBER-TOPPER a horse good at jumping over gates and fences  
1884 • CABBER a cab-horse  
1885 • OUTLAW a horse that is unmanageable or untamable  
1887 • GEE a horse  
1887 • NEDDY a horse, esp. a racehorse  
1888 • SADDLER a saddle-horse
1888 • SULK an obstinate horse  
1890 • PACER a horse that goes at a great pace  
1890Bk • BLINKER a one-eyed horse
1892 • LADINO a vicious, unmanageable horse, full of cunning and tricks  
1892Bk • GRIFFIN a horse fresh from the wilds
1892Bk • TATTOO a pony
1893 • BRONC a horse  
1893 • CHAPO a short, chubby horse  
1893 • LINE BACK a horse having a stripe down the back  
1894 • BALDY a horse having a white face, or a white mark on the face; often used as a nickname  
1894 • SKATE an old horse  
1895 • SADDLE-SEAT a riding-horse  
1897 • CROCODILE a horse, probably a broken-down horse
1898Bk • BASSIE • BAWSY a horse having a white strip or patch on the face
1898Bk • BASTARD a gelding
1898Bk • BLOODSTICK a thoroughbred horse
1899 • MUTT a racehorse, esp. a slow one; any horse in poor condition (derogatory)
1899 • NACK a horse  
L19 • BROOMIE a mustang, esp. a mare, with a short bushy tail
L19 • PACK a packhorse  
L19 • PACKER a packhorse  
L19 • ROGUE a horse inclined to shirk on the racecourse or when hunting
20C • MALE a stallion
20C • MALE BRUTE a stallion  
20C • WYLOCKS a vicious horse  
1900 • RACKABONE a lean horse
1900Bk • EEAN a one-year-old horse or mare
1900Bk • GANGREL an ill-tempered old horse
1900Bk • GANNER a fast-going horse
1901 • BRONK a horse  
1902Bk • JABART a lean, worthless horse
1902Bk • NAILER a fast horse
1903 • BALDFACE a horse having a white face or a conspicuous white mark on the face; often used as a nickname
1903Bk • RIG a half or whole gelding
1903Bk • ROARER a broken-winded horse
1904 • HAYBURNER a horse
1904Bk • REEST-HORSE a restive horse
1904Bk • REESTY-HORSE. a restive, baulking horse
1904Bk • REEVER a horse in poor condition; a lame horse
1904Bk • REEZING-HORSE a healthy horse
1904Bk • RIDE-HORSE a saddle-horse
1904Bk • RIDER a saddle-horse
1905 • BUZZARD-BAIT an emaciated horse  
1905 • OLD SKATE an old, worn-out horse  
1905 • TOMATO SAUCE a horse (rhyming sl.)
1905Bk • A WALLOP OF A HORSE a loose-limbed horse
1905Bk • HAITO • HAYTO a child’s name for a horse
1905Bk • HAKE a lean horse or cow
1905Bk • HEIGHTY-OSS a child’s name for a horse
1905Bk • MATCHET a popular name for a cart-horse, that is a mare
1907 • BUZZARD a worthless horse  
1907 • CABER an old lean useless horse  
1910s • BAD ACTOR a vicious or unbroken horse
1910s • HATRACK a horse in poor condition
1910s • OATBURNER a horse, esp. a worthless horse
1910s • OAT(S) CONSUMER a horse, esp. a worthless horse
1910s • OAT(S)-DESTROYER a horse
1910s • OAT(S-)GRINDER a horse  
1910s • OAT(S)-MUNCHER a horse, esp. a worthless horse  
1910s • RACKER a hard-trotting horse
1911 • BAING an old done horse  
1911 • TAG a skinny worn-out horse; an old nag  
1911Bk • BAWSIE a horse with white on its face; an old horse
1912 • HELLCAT a skittish horse
1913 • BROOMTAIL a mare  
1913 • CARVER in the West. cattle industry: a cutting horse  
1913 • CHOPPER a cutting horse  
1914 • BIRD a fast horse
1914 • BROOMTAIL a usually small wild horse of poor quality; a mustang, a pony  
1914 • CAVALLO a horse
1914 • CROBATE a poor stiff horse
1914 • RUDDER a good horse  
1914 • SEED-HORSE a stallion
1914 • STABLE-HORSE a stallion  
1914 • SUNFISHER a backing horse that stands straight up on his hind legs
1916 • OATSMOBILE a horse  
1919 • DOG a cheap horse
1920 • NIGHTMARE a horse used on night duty  
1923 • ROSIN-BACK a horse used by a bareback rider or acrobat
1923 • SKIN a horse  
1924 • LEPPIE • LEPPY an orphan foal  
1927 • GUT-TWISTER a horse that bucks savagely  
1928 • OWLHEAD an intractable horse that cannot be trained either to work or ride  
1929 • YAAGER a horse  
1930 • CHINA-EYE a wall-eyed horse  
1930 • CODSTER a stallion
1930 • COOSER a stallion; an uncastrated male horse
1930 • CUDDY a horse; a small horse
1930 • ENTIRE a stallion  
1930 • GOW a gelding  
1930 • GOWL a horse  
1930s • MACKER a pony; a horse  
1931 • BUSHTAIL a horse  
1932 • BUZZARD MEAT an emaciated horse  
1935 • SHELL an old or weak horse  
1936 • JUGHEAD a stubborn horse
1936 • MOCKEY • MOCKIE • MOCKY a young, usually wild, mare
1936 • MOCKEY • MOCKIE • MOCKY a dun horse with a black mane
1936 • PILE-DRIVER a horse that attempts to dislodge its rider by leaping vertically in the air and landing stiff-legged  
1937 • BLAZE-FACE a horse which has a white mark on its face  
1937 • FANTAIL a mustang, a wild horse  
1939 • RIDGE RUNNER a wild horse which keeps to a ridge or high point to watch for danger and warn the herd  
1939 • TUMBLE-BUG a horse that likes to roll in his stall  
1940 • CATCH-COLT a colt that is unintentionally bred  
1941 • BALLY a horse having a white face, or a white mark on the face; often used as a nickname  
1941 • CAJUN PONY a small, hardy pony having a long mane and tail, and fuzzy varicoloured coats  
1941 • HAMMERHEAD a horse, esp. one considered inferior  
1941 • NUGGET a small, weedy horse  
1942Bk • BEAGLE a horse’s nose
1942Bk • BEANY HORSE a spirited horse
1942Bk • BONEYARD a scrawny horse
1942Bk • GINGER a spirited horse
1942Bk • GIRL a mare or filly
1942Bk • HIGH-STEPPER a spirited horse
1942Bk • PERT PONY a spirited horse
1942Bk • PRANCER a spirited horse
1942Bk • RACKABONES a scrawny horse
1942Bk • RAWBONES a scrawny horse
1942Bk • RINGBONE a scrawny horse
1942Bk • SALTY HORSE a spirited horse
1942Bk • SNORTER a spirited horse
1942Bk • STACK OF BONES a scrawny horse
1942Bk • STEPPER a spirited horse
1942Bk • SUNDAY HORSE a spirited horse
1942Bk • TOPPY HORSE a spirited horse
1944 • BLOOD BAY a horse of darker red colour than the bay  
1944 • CREMELLO a horse having a pale, cream-coloured coat, light blue eyes, and pink skin
1944 • DOG a horse that is slow, difficult to handle, etc.  
1944 • FIDDLE-FOOT a skittish horse  
1944 • INDIAN PONY a spotted or calico horse or pony  
1944 • MOLLIE • MOLLY a nickname for a female horse or mule
1944 • PESTLE-TAIL a wild horse with a brush or burr tail
1944 • SABINA a horse with a red-roan coat, esp. one with white markings
1944 • SABINO a horse with a red-roan coat, esp. one with white markings
M20 • CRACKER a worn-out horse
1950 • BAR-HEAD a horse that cannot be trained to work or to be ridden  
1950 • COB a bob-tailed horse
1950 • FENCE-CORNER BREED a horse that was not intentionally bred
1950 • HACKNEY a bob-tailed horse  
1950 • HAY BALER a horse
1950 • LONGHEAD a horse with a large, chunky head  
1950 • SCHIMMEL a white or grey horse  
1952 • FALLBACK a horse that rears and falls backward  
1952 • SHIMMEL a white or grey horse  
1958 • BANICAL a broken-down horse
1958 • FUZZTAIL a horse  
1958 • SIT-HORSE a riding-horse (obs.)
1960 • DADDY a stallion; a male animal kept for breeding purposes  
1961 • SIZZLER an extremely fast horse
1964 • INDIAN a wild, unmanageable horse  
1964 • PILGRIM a horse once good, now too old  
1965 • BROOMTAIL a horse with its tail cut short  
1965 • BRUSH COLT a horse that was not intentionally bred, or bred by accident  
1965 • BUCK a horse of a light yellowish dun colour and often with a dark stripe down the back and a dark mane  
1965 • BUNDLE OF CRACKLINS a bony or poor-looking horse
1965 • CREAM-AND-MOLASSES a horse of a dirty white colour
1965 • OFF-BREED a horse that was not intentionally bred, or bred by accident  
1965 • OFF-BREED a horse of mixed colours  
1965 • RAG-A-BONES a thin or bony cow or horse  
1966 • ANTEEN a horse of a dirty white colour  
1966 • DOG FEED a bony or poor-looking horse
1966 • HACKNEY HORSE a bob-tailed horse  
1966 • HELLION a rough, wild, or dangerous horse  
1966 • OLD SNAG a bony or poor-looking horse  
1966 • SOAPBOX a worthless, worn out horse
1966 • SOAPER a worthless, worn out horse
1967 • HAYRACK a thin, gaunt horse
1967 • NICKTAIL a horse with its tail cut short  
1967 • SAWBONES a bony or poor-looking horse  
1967 • SKINFLINT an old, worn-out, or scrawny horse  
1968 • BONE HEAP a bony or poor-looking horse or cow  
1968 • BRUSHTAIL a horse  
1968 • CHINKER a wild horse  
1968 • CROP a horse with its tail cut short
1968 • CROPPER a horse with its tail cut short
1968 • CROWBONES a thin, bony, or poor-looking horse
1968 • CRUT a horse with its tail cut short
1968 • FIELD COLT a horse that was not intentionally bred
1968 • HEAP OF BONES a bony or poor-looking horse
1968 • HEAVER a horse that is short of breath  
1968 • OFFSPRING a horse not intentionally bred, or bred by accident  
1968 • SADDLEBACK a bony or poor-looking horse  
1968 • SKINNER a thin, bony or poor-looking horse  
1968 • WIDOW-MAKER an extra-bad horse  
1969 • CAMELBACK a bony or poor-looking horse  
1969 • CORN CRIB a very thin horse in poor physical condition
1969 • CRATE a bony or poor-looking horse
1969 • HAWKEYE a horse that is rough, wild, or dangerous  
1970 • CHICKEN FEEDER a thin or poor-looking horse
1970 • GRINDLE a horse of mixed colours  
1970 • NUBTAIL a bobtailed horse  
1978 • GRY a horse
1978 • GRYER a horse  
1995 • SMOOTH-MOUTH a toothless horse  
1999Bk • ALLIGATOR a horse
1999Bk • CROCODILE a horse
1999Bk • NUGGET a small, weedy horse
2000s  APPLE SAUCE a horse 

1225 • TOP the forelock of a horse (obs.)
1400 • FAR SIDE of a horse, etc.: the off or right-hand side (obs.)
1400 • MARSHALCY the art or occupation of a farrier; farriery (obs.)
1410 • TALON the hoof of a horse (obs.)
1470 • RAG an alleged name for a ‘company’ of colts (obs.)
1480 • MELDROP the foam which falls from a horse’s mouth, or the drop at the bit  
1486 • RAKE a herd of colts (obs.)
1489 • HABILIMENTS the trappings of a horse (obs.)
1503 • GAMBOL the bound or curvet of a horse (obs.)
1523 • HEART the sole of a horse’s foot (obs.)
1523 • RACE a white mark down the face of a horse or dog (obs.)
1523 • RACHE • RATCH a white line or streak down a horse’s face (obs.)
1533 • WANTONNESS of a horse: restiveness (obs.)
1535 • HANDFUL used in measuring the height of horses (4 inches) (obs.)
1547 • RACE a stud or herd of horses (obs.)
1571 • CAREER of a horse: a short gallop at full speed (obs.)
1586 • THE MANAGE the art of training and managing horses (obs.)
1596 • POMADA a vaulting on to or over a horse with one hand on the pommel of the saddle (obs.)
1598 • QUINSELL a horse rein (obs.)
1607 • GAMBA the leg of a horse (obs.)
1631 • CANTERBURY an easy galloping pace; a hand-gallop (obs.)
1646 • SUCCUSSATION trotting of a horse (obs.)
1656 • LUNETTE a blinker for a horse
1663 • GAMBAGE a bound or spring of a horse (obs.)
1684 • GAITS paces of a horse
1684 • NAVEL the middle point of a horse’s back (obs.)
1685 • HAMMOCK-CLOTH a cloth for the back of a horse (obs.)
1685 • MENAGERY horsemanship; a place of exercise for horses (obs.)
1686 • WALLACE • WALLIS the withers of a horse (obs.)
1696 • GATHERER one of the front teeth of a horse
1703 • BARREL the belly and loins of a horse, ox, etc.
1750 • NATURE the pudendum of a mare  
1767 • HACK a blaze or white marking on the face of a horse (obs.)
1771  • NAG-TAIL a horse’s tail which has been docked or nicked (obs.)
1781 • ROACH MANE a horse’s mane cut short so that it stands up (US)
19C • RACKS the bones of a dead horse  
19C • RASE a streak down the face of a horse
19C • ROGUE’S BADGE the blinkers of a horse
19C • SHEVVLE horse meat 
1806 • LUMBER superfluous fat in horses
1808 • PAUCE the caper or prancing step of a high-spirited horse  
1814 • CABRIOLE a caper of a horse (obs.)
1820 • EWE-NECK a horse’s neck which is thin and concave  
1820 • GAMBADO a bound or spring of a horse
1823 • GAMBADE a leap or bound of a horse
1825 • JUB the slow heavy trot of a sluggish horse (Eng. dial.)
1826 • MANADA a herd of horses, esp. a wild herd consisting of a stallion and a number of mares and young horses  
M19 • RANDEM TANDEM • RANDOM TANDEM three horses driven in tandem
1850 • CLINTING a noise or thud, as of a horse’s foot
1850s • TOGGERY a horse’s harness
1851 • RACK the bones of a dead horse; a horse consisting of ‘skin and bone’
1862 • HURRICANE DECK the back of a bucking bronco  
1864 • HORSE OPERA an entertainment featuring trained horses
1865 • FAIRY-STIRRUP a knot in a horse’s mane  
1867 • NICKER the sound made by a horse, esp. a soft or low sound; a whinny  
1880 • WITCH STIRRUP a tangle in a horse’s mane
1881 • ITHER the udder of a mare
1883 • WALK-DOWN the capture of wild horses by keeping them moving until they become exhausted and docile  
1883 • WITCHES’-STIRRUPS matted locks in a horse’s mane  
1886Bk • CLICK-TO-CLACK the noise of a horse with a loose shoe
1886Bk • CLITTERBALLS pieces of mud or clay sticking to the hides of horses
1888 • MANGE the mane of a horse
1891 • BRONCO-BUSTING breaking wild horses to the saddle  
1897 • HAMMER-BATE a dappled spot on a horse  
1898Bk • BENDS the accoutrements of a horse
20C • PIG-JUMP a jump made by a horse from all four legs without bringing them together 
1903 • BAIT AND BOARD food and shelter for a horse  
1904Bk • SCOTE the footmarks of horses
1905Bk • HAMMER-SPOTS the dappled appearance of a horse
1905Bk • MOBS blinkers for horses (Eng. dial.)
1905Bk • TANK a kick from a horse
1908 • EEL a stripe along the back of a horse  
1908 • KEEL the hollow of a horse’s back; a stripe along a horse’s back, generally black
1911Bk • BELL a blaze or white mark on a horse’s face
1914 • RUN-AN’-WALK the gait of a riding horse
1924 • PARADA a herd of cattle or horses  
1929 • BAND a group of horses  
1929 • HORSE APPLE a ball of horse dung
1934 • DINK a lift on a bicycle, or, formerly, a horse  
1936 • BACKFALL the action of a horse falling backward  
1936 • FALLBACK the action of a horse falling backward  
1940 • PERATHA a herd of cattle or horses  
1942 • INDIAN SIDE the right-hand side of a horse
1942 • ROAD APPLES horse droppings  
1942Bk • NOSTRIL a horse’s nose
1942Bk • SNOOT a horse’s nose
1942Bk • SNORTER a horse’s nose
1942Bk • SNOZZLE a horse’s nose
1942Bk • STRING a stable of horses
1942Bk • WHISKER a horse’s nose
1949 • BREEDINESS the good breeding of a horse  
1949 • CAT-HOP mild bucking of a horse
1950 • BRONC-STOMPING breaking wild horses to the saddle  
1958 • SIWASH SIDE the right side of a horse
1960 • ALLEY APPLE a piece of horse manure  
1962 • BOARDING AND BAITING food and shelter for a horse  
1966 • NINNY the sound that a horse makes; a whinny  
1967 • STREET APPLE a piece of horse manure  
1968 • FIDDLE a horse’s head  
1969 • NINCKER the sound that a horse makes, a nicker  
1977 • WITCHES’ BRIDLE a tangle in a horse’s mane  
1978 • LUDDLE the penis of a horse (Amer. dial.)
1984 • PARATHA a herd horses  
1984 • PRADA a herd of horses  
1991Bk • HIPPOMANIA a mania for horses
1991Bk • HIPPOPHOBIA an abnormal fear of horses

1300 • PALFRER a man having charge of horses; a groom (obs.)
1300 • PALFREYOUR a man having charge of horses; a groom (obs.)
1320 • SUMPTER the driver of a pack-horse (obs.)
1330 • MARSHAL one who tends horses, esp. one who treats their diseases; a farrier (obs.)
1455 • YEOMAN-FARRIER • YEOMAN-FERRER an official who had care of the horses in a large household (obs.)
1489 • PALFRENIER a man having charge of horses; a groom (obs.)
1571 • HACKMAN a person who keeps hackney horses for hire and transporting goods (obs.)
L16 • RIFLER a horse-stealer 
L16 • TOLLER a horse-stealer  
1601 • VALET-FARRIER • VALET-FERRER an official who had care of the horses in a large household (obs.)
1608 • SKIPJACK a horse-dealer’s boy (obs.)
1611 • TAME-HORSE. a tamer of horses
1616 • PACER a person who trains a horse to pace; a trainer (obs.)
1623 • HIPPODAME a horse tamer or trainer (obs.)
1647Bk • HIPPOBATON a feeder of horses (obs.)
M17 • JOCKEY a horse dealer (obs.)
1659 • HIGH PAD a horse thief  
1676 • JENNET a (Spanish) light horseman (obs.)
1690 • HIPPIATRIC a person who writes about or who treats diseases of horses
1690 • JINGLER a horse-courser who frequents count fairs  
1699 • BUFFER a rogue that kills good sound horses for their skins (obs.)
18C • QUEER PRANCER a cowardly horse thief  
1734 • SATYR a professional horse thief  
1740 • COPING CULL a horse jockey, or probably a dealer in horses  
1753 • GIBBER a shady horse dealer (obs.)
1771 • HIGH-RIDER a performer who rides on the back of a horse in a standing position  
1777 • TEAMSTER the driver of a team of animals
1778 • TEAMER one who drives a team of animals; a carter or wagoner, who has the care of a team of horses
1785 • PAD-BORROWER a horse thief
1798 • MACQUIGNON a horse-dealer (obs.)
19C • GANGER the man in charge of the horses and ‘gang’ or train of wagons
19C • VAMPER a swindling horse-dealer; one that ‘vamps’ up or cobbles up a horse, that is, makes him appear sound by certain tricks and devices 
1809 • INGLER an habitually dishonest horse-dealer  
1825 • INGLER a horse thief who toured country fairs looking for victims  
1826 • PAD-GROOM a keeper or manager of horses; a groom
1829 • HIPPIATRIST one who practices or writes on hippiatry, the treatment of the diseases of horses
1830 • HIPPOLOGIST one versed in hippology, the study of horses; a person who studies horses or their breeding, training, etc.
1837 • CABALLERO a horseman  
1841 • HIPPODAMIST a person who tames or trains horses; a horse-breaker (obs.)
1848 • PAD-PRIGGER a horse thief  
1849 • MUSTANGER a person who catches or tames wild mustangs (chiefly US)
1850 • HIPPOMANIAC a person with a passion for horses or equestrian sports and activities
1852 • HIPPOPHIL(E) a person who is very fond of or enthusiastic about horses or equestrian sports and activities; a lover of horses
1854 • HIPPOPHAGIST an eater of horse-flesh
1855Bk • TEAMERMAN a wagoner, carter, or driver of a teamer (a team of five horses)
1861 • BUCHARO one who breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1862 • BUKKARER one who breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1865Bk • OAT-STEALER an ostler (a person who looked after the horses of those staying at an inn)
1867 • TEAM-MAN a teamster, the driver of a team of animals
1870 • JAGGER a pack-horse driver  
1873 • BUCCAHRO one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1876 • BLACK DOCTOR a horse-leech  
1888 • BRONCO-BUSTER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle
1889 • BUCKER one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1890 • BUCKHARA one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1890Bk • COPER a cheating horse dealer
1891 • BUSTER a horse-breaker  
1892 • HORSE JOHNNY a stable-boy  
1894 • PEELER one who tames wild horses; a bronco-buster  
1898 • BATTLER  a hard-up horse trainer struggling along in the game
L19 • HORSE-FAKER a horse dealer  
1902 • BARN-BOSS a horsekeeper  
1904 • TWISTER a one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1905 • HIPPIATER a horse doctor
1905Bk • PACKMAN a man who has charge of horses
1905Bk • PANNIER-MAN the person in charge of a pack-saddle laden horse or company of horses
1905Bk • PANNY-MAN the person in charge of a pack-saddle laden horse or company of horses
1907 • BUCKEROO one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy
1909 • TEAMSMAN a teamster, the driver of a team of animals, as horses
1910 • BUCKAYRO one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy
1911 • BRONCHO TWISTER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1913 • BUCKAROO one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1914 • BRONC-PEELER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1914 • NIGHT WRANGLER a man who tends a lot of horses at night 
1916 • BRONC TWISTER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1919 • BUCKAREE one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy
1922 • HORSE-PUSHER a stockbreeder’s representative sent to accompany a rail shipment of horses  
1925 • BUCCAROO one who herds cattle or breaks wild horses; a cowboy  
1930 • HORSE JIGGLER a horse wrangler  
1938 • BRONC-RIDER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1939 • HARD BOOT a person interested in horses; specifically, a horse breeder  
1954 • HORSE-SKINNER one who drives horse teams; a teamster  
1959 • DAUNTER a tamer of horses; a horse-breaker (obs.)
1959 • DINK a horse trader (derogatory)
1961 • BRONC BREAKER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle
1961 • BRONC BUSTER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle
1961 • BRONC FIGHTER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1961 • BRONC SCRATCHER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle
1961 • BRONC SNAPPER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle
1961 • BRONC STOMPER one who breaks wild horses to the saddle  
1984 • SHEENY MAN a horse and cow dealer 

1844 • À LA COMANCHE hanging on the side of a horse as the Comanche Indian did in battle
1944 • CHINNING THE MOON said of a horse which bucks high, or stands on his hind feet and paws the air  

1400 • KEMB to curry a horse (obs.)
1400 • WALLOP of horses: to gallop (obs.)
1430 • MARSHAL to tend to horses as a farrier (obs.)
1440 • SPRING to make a horse, etc. gallop
1507 • GAMBOL of a horse: to bound (obs.)
1513 • SKEIGH of a horse: to shy, to startle  
1580 • CAPRIOLE to leap, to skip, to caper; said of horses and their riders
1585 • SPRING of a stallion: to copulate with a mare (obs.)
1591 • MANAGE of a horse: to perform the exercises of the manège (obs.)
1594 • CAREER to take a short gallop (obs.)
1599 • YARK to lash out with the legs, as a horse (obs.)
1623 • HINNIATE to neigh, to whinny (obs.)
1673 • CABRE to caper, as a horse (obs.)
1673 • CANTERBURY of a horse: to canter; to move in a moderate gallop, raising the two fore-feet nearly at the same time with a leap or spring (obs.)
1693 • SALLY of a horse: to leap a mare (obs.)
1707 • FUNK of a horse: to kick up the back legs or heels; to shy  
1724 • PAD of a horse: to pace (obs.)
1725 • SCOOR • SCOUR • SCOWER  of a horse: to rush off sideways
1728 • ONTER of horses: to rear (obs.)
19C • EARN A GALLON OF OATS of horses: to fall on the back and roll from side to side  
19C  RASH OUT to break out in a sweat; generally applied to horses 
1803 • TOLLUTATE of a horse: to trot or amble
1808 • PAIDLE of a horse: to prance on the spot, to paw the ground without moving forward
1809 • GAGE to harness a horse  
1812 • REEST to be restive; to refuse to go further; to throw the head back in anger
1825 • BLORT of a horse: to snort (Sc.)
1834 • BISHOP to conceal the signs of age in a horse by tampering with its teeth, etc. (Eng. dial.)
1844 • TITTUP of a horse or other animal: to canter, to gallop easily
1860 • FLUTTER THE RIBBONS to drive horses  
1870 • GO TO MARKET of a horse: to buck  
1870 • MARLOCK of a horse: to be restive, to kick  
1874 • GO A RATTLER of a horse: to run without restraint  
1876 • WALK DOWN to capture wild horses by keeping them moving until they become exhausted and docile
1888 • SUNFISH of a horse: to act like a sun-fish, to buck
1890 • HANG to fasten or tie up a horse  
1890 • PUFF THE GLIM of horse dealers, of old horses: to fill up the hollows above the eyes by pricking the skin and blowing air into the loose tissues underneath
1893 • BOOGER of a horse: to shy, to behave skittishly  
L19 • LAY INTO ITS COLLAR of a horse: to pull hard  
L19 • TAKE A STRETCH to exercise a horse
20C • PIG-JUMP of a horse: to jump in the manner described in the noun above
20C • PIG-ROOT of a horse: to buck
1903Bk • ROAR of horses: to ‘rant’
1904Bk • PAY RESPECTS of horses: to kick up the heels
1904Bk • SCOOL of a horse: to scowl, to draw back the ears and attempt to bite
1905Bk • MALAHACK of a horse: to become disabled or worn out by hard work
1905Bk • PALL of a horse: to strike with the fore-feet
1905Bk • RANGE to exercise a young horse in a ring
1905Bk • TAKE UP to stop a runaway horse
1905Bk • TARTLE of a horse: to shy (obs.)
1905Bk • YAUNCE of a horse: to prance
1911Bk • BECK of horse: to jerk the head
1911Bk • BLORT of a horse: to snort
1917 • PILE to throw one down; esp. of a horse  
1918 • NELLIFY • NULLIFY of a horse: to balk  
1919 • CUT A SKIVE of a fiery horse: to prance about considerably  
1921 • CASUEY of a horse: to buck  
1921Bk • ADDLE THE SHOON of a horse: to roll on the back from side to side
1929 • UNWIND of a horse: to buck violently, esp. with a twisting motion  
1932 • DINK to give someone a lift on a bicycle or, formerly, a horse  
1935 • CROW-HOP of a horse: to buck mildly
1937 • BOIL OVER of a horse: to start to buck  
1944 • ARCH ONE’S BACK of a horse: to start to buck  
1944 • LET THE HAMMER DOWN to give a restive horse a preliminary, calming warm-up  
1945 • CARNIVAL  of a horse: to buck in a showy manner  
1949 • LAUGH of a horse: to whinny 
1958 • FIDDLE-FOOT of a horse: to make skittish movements  
1961 • CAYUSE of a horse: to buck  
1961 • COME APART of a horse: to buck (Amer. dial.)
1968 • ANVIL of a galloping horse: to create sparks by striking the shoes of the hind feet against those of the forefeet  
1968 • FIGHT ONE’S HEAD of a horse: to toss the head back and forth to resist restraint
1968 • FIGHT THE BITS of a horse: to toss the head back and forth to resist restraint  

Updated: May 14, 2023