HOSE – nouns
– VAMP † that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– VAMPAGE † vamps or feet of hose …1555
– VAMPETH † that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …c1430
– VAMPEY † that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …c1425
– VAMPY † that part of hose or stockings which covers the foot and ankle; also, a short stocking, a sock …c1425
HOSPITABLE – adjectives
– CADGY cheerful; merry, friendly and hospitable; in good spirits …1725 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– CAGIE cheerful, in good spirits; friendly, affectionately kind or hospitable …1822 Sc.
– HARBEROUS hospitable; affording shelter …1819 Sc.
– HARBOROUS † affording harbour or shelter; given to hospitality …1526
– HARBOURSOME † given to hospitality, hospitable …1584
– HOSPITALIOUS †* hospitable …1602
– HOSPITIOUS † hospitable …1588
– MENSEFUL hospitable; generous, liberal …1885 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– XENODOCHIAL †* given to receiving strangers; friendly to strangers; hospitable …1716
HOSPITAL – adjectives
– UNGRATEFUL said of a hospital patient who dies after heroic efforts to save his life …1989 US sl.
hospital – nouns
– BANDAGE FACTORY a hospital …1941 Amer. sl.
– BUGHOUSE a hospital …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUTCHER SHOP an operating room; also, a hospital; often used disparagingly …1918 Amer. sl., esp. military usage
– CAT’S-MEAT GAFF a hospital, esp. one specializing in gynaecology …1960s sl.
– DEADLOCK a ‘lock’ hospital, a hospital for venereal disease …L19 sl.
– DING WARD a hospital ward for the mentally infirm …1981 US sl.
– DOCK a hospital …World War I Amer. sl.
– DOWN THE LINE a psychiatric hospital …1963 NZ sl.
– GUN AND RIFLE CLUB an inner-city hospital’s casualty department …1978 US sl.
– HOSSIE a hospital …1971 Aust. sl.
– INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES a hospital ward for severe stroke victims, who lie in bed muttering in their own language …1978 US sl.
– JOHNNY a short, collarless gown that is fastened in back ad is worn by hospital patients, persons being examined in a doctor’s office, etc. sl.
– LAZARET a house for the reception of the diseased poor, esp. lepers; a hospital …1611
– LAZARETTO a house for the reception of the diseased poor, esp. lepers; a hospital …1549
– LEECH-HOUSE † a hospital …1483
– MAISON-DIEU a hospital, a name given to a hospital …1895 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MALADERIE † a hospital, esp. for lepers …1461 obs. exc. Hist.
– METABOLIC CLINIC a hospital tea-room …1999 UK sl.
– NAD ALERT a warning in a hospital that an x-ray is about to be taken …1994 US sl.
– NOSOCOME † a hospital …1653
– OLD-MAN-HOUSE † a hospital for old men …1634
– OLD-WOMAN-HOUSE a hospital for old women …1634
– O-SIGN the open mouth of a very sick hospital patient …1980 medical usage
– PAD OF STITCHES a hospital …1940s US Black sl.
– RAT HOUSE a mental hospital …1900 Aust. & NZ sl.
– RIP TRACK on the railways: a hospital …1977 US sl.
– SANITY-INSTITUTION † a hospital …1799
– SICK BUNK a hospital bed …1940 army colloq.
– SICK-HOUSE * a house set apart for sick persons; a hospital …1491
– SPIKE a maternity hospital …1960s Irish sl.
– VALETUDINARY † an infirmary or hospital …1623
hospital – person
– ALBATROSS a patient who never seems to get better, or who is regularly ill with a new ailment, and who sticks with one physician for seemingly endless treatment …Bk1994 sl.
– ANDROID a patient with no normal laboratory values …1994 US sl.
– BAD SUBJECT a patient who does not have good prospects of improvement or recovery …1840
– BANANA a hospital patient with jaundice …Bk1994 sl.
– BEACHED WHALE an extremely obese patient unable to do much but lie there with flailing arms and legs …Bk1997 medical sl.
– BED-BLOCKER (somewhat depreciative) a hospital patient, esp. an elderly one, whose treatment is complete but whose discharge is delayed because the necessary level of care is unavailable to him or her elsewhere …1975 orig. Brit.
– BLACK DOCTORS the native dressers in a hospital …Bk1886 Anglo-Indian
– CACTUS in hospital usage: a severely burnt patient …1994 US sl.
– DADDY the superintendent of a casualty ward …c1860 colloq.
– GOMER a repulsive, non-compliant hospital patient …1993 US sl.
– HEAD a brain-injury patient …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
– HITS new patients …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
– MEGA DIRTBALL a hospital patient with an appalling lack of hygiene …1989 US sl.
– OAP an Over-Anxious Patient …2002 UK doctors’ usage
– PILLS a hospital steward …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– QUACK a hospital patient who feigns symptoms in order to receive attention, prescription medication or both …1978 US sl.
– REEKER a bad-smelling hospital casualty department patient …1978 US sl.
– SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL a hospital patient who regularly appears in the casualty department at weekends in search of food and a bed …1978 US sl.
– SIEVE a hospital or admitting physician that freely admits patients …1994 US sl.
– SUFFERER * a patient …1809
– TANTON MAN † a patient of a hospital or the like, dedicated to Saint Anthony …1515
– TRAIN WRECK a horribly wounded soldier or casualty department patient …1978 US sl., orig. Vietnam medical corpsmen usage
– VAMPIRE a nurse able to draw blood successfully from ‘touch sticks’, those whose veins are elusive …Bk1997 medical sl.
– VEDGY a patient requiring intensive care, incapable of movement …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
– VEGETABLE GARDEN a group of neurologically depressed hospital patients …1978 US sl.
– VEGGIE, VEGGY – a comatose patient in a hospital …Bk1995 Amer. medical sl.
– WALKIE-TALKIE a patient who is able to get out of bed, walk around by himself, and speak coherently …Bk1997 medical sl.
– WALL an intern or resident adept at not admitting patients to his or service …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
– WARDMAID a maidservant who performs the menial offices of a hospital ward …1888
– WARD-MASTER the master or superintendent of a hospital ward …1883
– WARD SISTER a British registered nurse who is in charge of a ward of a hospital …Bk2014
– WARDSMAID a maidservant who performs the menial offices of a hospital ward …1901
– ZORRO BELLY a patient with many scars on his or her stomach indicating earlier surgery …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
hospital – person, other
– VELCRO family or friends who accompany patients everywhere …Bk2006 Amer. medical sl.
hospital – verbs
– BUFF to make notations in a patient’s chart that makes the patient look better than they are and ready for the next stage of their care …1994 US hospital usage
– BURY THE HATCHET to leave surgical instruments in the patient …Bk2006 US medical sl.
– EAT PLASTIC of a hospital patient: to be intubated …1994 US sl.
– SPECIAL of a nurse: to attend continuously to a single patient …1961 sl.
hospital – phrases
– BEND OVER, BROWN EYES an instruction to a patient about to undergo a rectal examination …1989 US sl.
– IN DOCK in hospital, receiving treatment …1785 sl.
– OUT OF DOCK out of hospital after receiving treatment …1785 sl.
HOSPITALITY – adjectives
– HARBOROUS † affording harbour or shelter; given to hospitality …1526
hospitality – nouns
– EXCUSE-US a gift in exchange for hospitality …1938 Amer. dial.
– MENSE profuse hospitality, liberality; a liberal amount, a great deal …1841 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NEWCASTLE HOSPITALITY hospitality which kills with kindness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– XENODOCHIE †* entertainment of strangers; hospitality …1623
– XENODOCHY †* entertainment of strangers; hospitality …1623
– ZENODOCHIE †* entertainment of strangers; hospitality …1674
hospitality – verbs
– CUT A MELON to offer generous hospitality …1920 Amer. sl.
– EAT SALT WITH A PERSON to enjoy his hospitality; also, to be dependent upon him …1539
– KEEP OPEN DOORS to provide hospitality or entertainment for visitors generally …1841
– KEEP OPEN HOUSE to provide hospitality or entertainment for visitors generally …1530
– KEEP OPEN HOUSEHOLD † to provide hospitality or entertainment for visitors generally …a1548
– KEEP OPEN TABLE to provide hospitality or entertainment for visitors generally …1720
HOST, HOSTESS – person
– BITCH one who plays host at a tea-party …1792 UK university sl.
– FEASTER † the giver of a feast, a host, an entertainer …c1425
– HARBINGER † one who provides lodging; an entertainer, a host …c1175
– HARBORER, HARBOURER one who shelters or entertains; an entertainer, a host …1548
– HARBOURESS a hostess …1624
– HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST a good hostess …1970 US sl.
– LANDLORD the head of a family where one is a guest; one’s host …1824 Sc.
– MOCK-GUEST †* one who offers hospitality only to withhold it; a disappointing host …1642
– WARDIN †* a landlady, a hostess …1493
host, hostess – verbs
– SADDLE THE SPIT to host a dinner or supper …L18 sl.
HOSTAGE – person
– GISEL, GISLE †* a hostage …a1400
– YISEL – † a hostage …c893
HOSTEL – nouns
– XENODOCHION a house of reception for strangers and pilgrims; a hostel, a guest-house, esp. in a monastery …1865
– XENODOCHIUM a house of reception for strangers and pilgrims; a hostel, a guest-house, esp. in a monastery …1612
– XENODOCHY †* a house of reception for strangers and pilgrims; a hostel, a guest-house, esp. in a monastery …c1540
HOSTILE – adjectives
– ADVERSANT † opposing oneself, opposing; adverse, hostile to …a1420
– ADVERSARIOUS * adverse, opposed, hostile …1826
– AFFRONTOUS †* full of affront; insulting; hostile …1598
– ASOCIAL inconsiderate or hostile to other people …1883 colloq.
– CONTRAPUGNANT †* fighting against, of hostile action …1654
– CROOKED ON annoyed, angry; hostile or averse to …1942 Aust. & NZ sl.
– DEAD SET AGAINST totally hostile towards …E19 sl.
– ENEMIOUS † hostile, unfriendly …1529
– ENVIOUS hostile …1965 Amer. dial.
– EVIL of persons: ill-tempered, cross, disagreeable, unpleasant, contentious, obnoxious, hostile, neurotic, angry, obstinate …OE
– FED † at variance, hostile …c1250
– FEDE † at variance, hostile …c1250
– HATEL † full of hatred; malignant, hostile; severe, cruel; fierce, bitter …a850
– HATELICH † malignant, hostile; hateful …c893
– ILL-MINDED † having an evil mind or disposition; unfriendly, hostile, malicious …1611 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– INFESTIOUS † hostile, troublesome, inimical …1597
– INIMICITIOUS † hostile, unfriendly, adverse, inimical …1641
– OPPOSITE † opposed in will or action, hostile, antagonistic, adverse …1577
– OPPUGNANT opposing, resisting, hostile, contrary, repugnant …1513
– QUED †* hostile, inimical to …a1300
– QUEDE †* hostile, inimical to …a1300
– SALTY angry; hostile …1936 Amer. dial.
– STUCK ON hostile towards …1910s US sl.
hostile – nouns
– WARM RECEPTION, A a vigorous onslaught or resistance; a demonstration of hostile feeling …1702
hostile – person
– FASCIO an antagonistic, hostile person …2000s UK Black & teen sl.
– HATEL * a person who is malevolent or hostile …c1175
hostile – verbs
– BACK-JAW to answer in an insolent or hostile manner …1928 Amer. dial.
– BEGO † to go about hostilely, to beset, to overrun …a855
– HAVE IT IN FOR to bear a grudge; to feel hostile towards …E19 sl.
– I-VEE † to hate; to make an enemy, to put at enmity; to render hateful or hostile …c975
– SHARE THE RAG to be hostile, to place blame on someone else …1960s sl.
– TAKE A RUNNING JUMP AT YOURSELF to express hostility, contempt, or defiant indifference …1871 colloq.
HOSTILELY – adverbs
– ADVERSARILY †* adversely, hostilely …1475
HOSTILITY – nouns
– ADVERSATION †* opposition, hostility …1470
– ADVERSENESS opposition, hostility; aversion …1620
– ATTITUDE a hostile or haughty attitude; assertive spirit; hence, a cold reception, hostility, anger, etc. …1962 Amer. sl.
– BARRACE † hostility, contention, strife (as per NED: perhaps confused with ‘barrat’) …c1470
– HACKEMS hostilities, conflicts …1960s Aust. sl.
– RED NECK ill temper, hostility, anger …1911 Amer. dial.
– SNITCH hostility, bad feeling …1940s NZ sl.
– SNITCHER a dislike; a grudge; hostility; bad feeling …1940s NZ sl.
– WAR TO THE KNIFE war to the last extremity; fierce or relentless war; deadly strife; a bitter and deadly struggle; hostility without cessation or moderation …1812
hostility – verbs
– BURY THE TOMAHAWK to lay down one’s arms, to cease from hostilities …1848
– DIG UP THE TOMAHAWK to take up arms in warfare, to commence hostilities …1848
– FEEL A DRAFT to sense hostility or discrimination …1957 Amer. dial.
– HEAVE AT † to threaten an attack upon; to take up a position of hostility to; to oppose …1546
– LAY ASIDE THE TOMAHAWK to lay down one’s arms, to cease from hostilities …1806
hostility – phrases & interjections
– BITE MY ASS expressing contemptuous rejection, dismissal, or hostility …1966
– BUSS MY ASS expressing contemptuous rejection, dismissal, or hostility …1861
– SUCK MY ASS expressing contemptuous rejection, dismissal, or hostility …1865
HOT – adjectives
– ADURENT †* burning, hot and dry …1626
– AESTIVE † belonging to summer; hot or burning …1607
– ATSUI hot …1972 Hawaii
– BEAT WITH THE HEAT hot and tired …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– BLAZING hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BLAZING HOT hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BOILING HOT hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BULDERING of the weather: hot, muggy, sultry; threatening thunder …1746 Eng. dial.
– CALENT †* warm, hot …1607
– CALID warm, tepid; hot …1599 arch.
– ESTIVE † belonging to summer; hot or burning …1607
– FLAMATIOUS † burning hot …1688
– HEATFUL hot, scorching …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HIGH-RENTED hot …L19 sl.
– HOT AS BELIX very hot …1955 Amer. dial.
– HOT AS BILLY HELL very hot …1965 Amer. dial.
– HOT AS BLUE BLAZES extremely hot …1908 Amer. dial.
– HOT AS BUGGERY very hot …1940s sl.
– HOT AS MAPP’S MILL-YARD very hot …1965 Barbados sl.
– HOT ENOUGH TO MELT THE NOSE OFF A BRASS MONKEY extremely hot …1847 sl.
– HOT ENOUGH TO SCALD THE THROAT OUT OF A BRASS MONKEY extremely hot …1870 sl.
– HOTTER THAN BILLY BE DAMNED very hot …1958 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN BILLY BLUE very hot …1969 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN BILLY HELL hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOTTER THAN BLAZES hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOTTER THAN BLIXEN very hot …1968 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN BLUE BLAZES extremely hot …1965 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN BLUE HELL very hot …1967 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN HADES hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOTTER THAN HELL hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOTTER THAN HELL’S BACK-KITCHEN extremely hot …1949 Amer. dial.
– HOTTER THAN OLD BILLY HELL hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOTTER THAN THE HINGES OF HELL hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A MELT AND A SWELTER exceedingly hot …1836 Eng. dial.
– MASH hot, warm …1880 Eng. dial.
– MEETH of the weather: hot, sultry, close; of persons: exhausted with heat …1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MUSTARD of the weather: hot …1930s rhyming sl. (Mustard Pot)
– MUSTARD POT of the weather: hot …1930s rhyming sl.
– PEA-RIPPING of the weather: hot …1984 Amer. dial.
– PIPING hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PIPING HOT hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– POTHERY of the weather: hot, close, stifling, muggy, warm …1696
– QUELSTRING of the weather: hot, sultry; sweltering …1777 Eng. dial.
– QUELTERING of the weather: hot, sultry; sweltering …1777 Eng. dial.
– QUELTRING of the weather: hot, sultry; sweltering …1777 Eng. dial.
– QUILSTERING of the weather: sweltering, close, hot, sultry …1777 Eng. dial.
– RAZZLING hot, scorching …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SALAMANDROUS * living as it were in fire; fiery, hot, passionate …1711
– SAUDI COOL warm to hot …1991 US Gulf war usage
– SCORCHING extremely hot …1940 UK sl.
– SIROCCOISH somewhat resembling that produced by the sirocco; oppressively hot and moist …1837 nonce word
– SISSING HOT hot …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SMOTHERSOME oppressively hot or humid …1864 Amer. dial.
– STICKY hot and humid, muggy …1855 orig. US
– THONGY oppressively hot, as between summer showers …1893 Eng. dial.
– VENOM dry, hard, harsh, hot …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALL-HOT † boiling hot …c1000
– WALM-HOT † blazing-hot; boiling-hot …a1000
– WALMING HOT † boiling hot …1610
hot – adverbs
– AHEAT in or into a hot or warm condition …1871 Sc.
– BEAMING HOT intensely hot …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
hot – nouns
– AIM a blast of hot air, a hot glow …1907 Sc.
– BLINGER a hot day …1966 Amer. dial.
– BOOGER a hot day …1967 Amer. dial.
– CROW-GAPER a very hot day …19C Eng. dial.
– DINDLE the reflection in the atmosphere on a hot day …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DINGER a hot day …1965 Amer. dial.
– HEATS a hot period or season …1390
– LAND-TIDE n. the shimmering of light on a hot day; the undulating motion seen in the air on a hot day …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MELTON HOT DAY a very hot day …L19 sporting sl.
– PEA RIPPER a very hot day, hot enough to bust open peas on the vine …1984 Amer. dial.
– RACE the shimmering appearance of rising air on a hot day, esp. over the brow of a slope …1929 Sc.
– RAZZLER of the weather: a hot day …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SCORCHER a swelteringly hot day …1874 colloq.
– STINKER a boiling hot day …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– SUMMER-COLT the undulating appearance of the air near the ground on a hot day; usually plural …1685
hot – verbs
– BOIL to feel very hot …Aust. sl.
– CALEFY † to make warm or hot; to warm, to heat …1526
– CALENTURE †* to become hot or inflamed …1649
– CALORIFY to make hot …1841
– CATCH A HEAT † to become hot or warm …a1529
– HEATEN † 1. to become hot …c1400-2
2. to heat, to make hot or warm …1559
– SIZZLE of the weather: to be very hot …Aust. sl.
– SULTRY to make hot …1897
– VESUVIATE of weather: to be very hot …a1876 nonce word
hot – phrases
– IT’S O.T. it’s very hot …c1880 sl.
HOTCHPOTCH – nouns
– FARRAGO. a confused group; a medley, a mixture, hotchpotch …1632
– MINGLE-MANGLE a medley; a confused mixture; a hotch-potch; a mess; confusion …1549
– OLIO any mixture of heterogeneous things or elements; a hotchpotch, farrago, medley …1648
– OLLAPOD a hotchpotch; a medley; an incongruous mixture; a mixture of languages …1804
– OLLA PODRIDA a hotchpotch, a medley; a mixture of languages …a1634
– QUIGGER a hotchpotch; a mess, as of badly-cooked food; a muddle or botch in general …1967 Sc.
– TAGRAGGERY a hotchpotch; a muddle or mix-up; any heterogeneous mass of bits and pieces; a confusion of loose ends …1837
HOT DOG – nouns
– ALPINE STICK an oversized frankfurter …1984 NZ sl.
– ANGELS ON HORSEBACK hot dogs sliced so that a piece of cheese could be inserted, then wrapped round with a piece of bacon and cooked over the fire …1981 Amer. dial.
– ARMY CHICKEN frankfurters and beans …1942 US sl.
– BLEENIE a frankfurter …1942 Amer. dial.
– DAGWOOD DOG a deep-fried battered frankfurter on a stick …2003 Aust. sl.
– DIPPY DOG a deep-fried battered frankfurter on a stick …2003 Aust. sl.
– DOG a hot dog …1892 US sl.
– FRANK a frankfurter …1925 sl., orig. US
– GREASE JOINT a hamburger or hot dog stand …1910s US sl.
– GROUNDHOG a sausage, frankfurter, hot dog …1911 Amer. jocular
– KRAUTFURTER a frankfurter topped or stuffed with sauerkraut …1949 US
– MONKEY DICK Vienna sausage; frankfurter, hot dog …1965 Amer. sl.
– PIG IN A BLANKET a sausage or wiener wrapped in dough or batter and cooked; occasionally, a sausage wrapped in bread or a bun …1965 Amer. dial.
– PIG IN THE BLANKET a sausage or wiener wrapped in dough or batter and cooked; occasionally, a sausage wrapped in bread or a bun …1965 Amer. dial.
– PIG’S BLANKET a sausage or wiener wrapped in dough or batter and cooked; occasionally, a sausage wrapped in bread or a bun …1965 Amer. dial.
– RED-HOT a frankfurter or hot dog …1892 US sl.
– STEAME a steamed hot dog …2001 Can. sl.
– TUBE STEAK a hot dog or frankfurter …1963 US sl.
– WINNIE a wiener, a frankfurter …1896 Amer. dial.
HOTEL – nouns
– ACCOMMODATION HOUSE a ‘hotel’ where rooms can be hired for short times by lovers or prostitutes and their clients …L19 sl.
– BED-HOUSE a ‘short-time’ hotel …M19 sl.
– BUG ROOST a hotel catering to oil field workers …1954 US sl.
– CHEAP JOHN a flophouse; a cheap brothel; a dirty, dilapidated saloon …20C Amer. sl.
– CHINCH a cheap hotel or rooming house …20C US sl.
– CHINCH PAD a hotel; a cheap rooming house …1958 US Black sl.
– FAST-SHEET HOTEL a cheap hotel that rents out its room by the hour to prostitutes and their clients or to illicit lovers …1940s US sl.
– FAST-SHEET JOINT a cheap hotel that rents out its room by the hour to prostitutes and their clients or to illicit lovers …1940s US sl.
– FAST-SHEET SET-UP a cheap hotel that rents out its room by the hour to prostitutes and their clients or to illicit lovers …1940s US sl.
– FLEABAG a cheat hotel …Bk2006 US sl.
– FLOP BOX a hotel room, a bedroom, lodgings …1976 US sl.
– GAFF a hotel …1930s sl.
– JOINT a place or establishment, as a hotel, restaurant. etc. sl.
– KIP a lodging house; lodgings, esp. a hotel room or apartment …1883 Amer. sl., esp. among itinerants
– POISON SHOP a licensed hotel …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– RACK a hotel’s front desk …1954 US sl.
– SAVELOY, THE the Savoy Hotel, London …c1910 London taxi-drivers’ sl.
– VAULT a hotel baggage checkroom …1954 US sl.
– WALLOPER a hotel, a bar …1930s sl.
hotel – person
– BARBER a hotel manager or owner …1941 Aust. sl.
– BATHROOM BENNY a hotel guest who ducks into the bathroom to avoid tipping the bellboy …1954 US sl.
– BATHROOM BERTHA a female hotel guest who ducks into the bathroom to avoid tipping the bellboy …1954 US sl.
– BATHROOM CHARLIE a hotel guest who ducks into the bathroom to avoid tipping the bellboy …1902 US sl.
– BELL a hotel doorman; a bellboy …1972 US sl.
– BELL-BOY a boy who answers the bell in a hotel; a hotel page-boy …1861 US
– BELL CAPTAIN one who supervises a group of bell-boys …1926 US
– BELL-HOP a hotel page-boy; a bellboy …1885 US
– BELL-HOPPER a hotel page-boy; a bell-boy …1881 US
– BILL-CLERK a clerk who makes out the bills at a hotel …1901 US
– CALL-BOY a youth employed in a hotel to answer the bells …Bk1888
– GILT DUBBER a hotel thief …Bk1859 criminals’ sl.
– HALL-BOY a page-boy in a large house; a call-boy in the hall of a hotel or the like …1884
– LOBBY LIZARD a person who habitually lounges about a hotel lobby …1939 US sl.
– LOBBY LOUSE a person who habitually lounges about a hotel lobby …1939 US sl.
– PACK RAT a hotel bellboy; a porter; a bellhop …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– PAGE a boy or young man, usually in uniform, employed by a hotel, club, or other large establishment as a doorman, waiter, porter, etc. …1781
– PAGEBOY a boy, usually in livery, employed as part of a private household or (now more usually) in a hotel, club, or similar establishment as a messenger, porter, etc. …1859
– WINTER BLOSSOMS the older, female, winter residents of a hotel …1977 UK sl.
– WOOD-AND-WATER JOEY a hanger about hotels …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– YARD DOG a hotel security guard …2007 US Black sl.
HOT-HEADED – adjectives
– AGGRO hot-headed, wild, unpredictable …1990s sl., orig. US college usage
– BRAINISH † headstrong, passionate, hot-headed, furious …1530 obs. or arch.
– ETERIE ill-humoured, ill-tempered; hot-headed, fiery, angry-looking …Bk1900 Sc.
– ETRIE ill-humoured, ill-tempered; hot-headed, fiery, angry-looking …Bk1900 Sc.
– MADBRAIN † mad-brained; hot-headed, uncontrolled …1592 obs.
– MAD-BRAINED hot-headed, uncontrolled …1577
– MAD-HEADED mad-brained; hot-headed, uncontrolled …1567
– RAMBLESOME hot-headed, impetuous, blundering …1864 Sc.
– RAMMELSOME hot-headed, impetuous, blundering …1864 Sc.
hot-headed – person
– BOILED BRAINS †* hot-headed young men …a1616
– GASSED-UN a daredevil; a hot-headed, high-spirited person …1893 Eng. dial.
– GASTON a daredevil; a hot-headed, high-spirited person …1893 Eng. dial.
– MADBRAIN † a mad-brained person; a scatterbrain; a hot-headed person …c1570
– MADPASH † a foolish or insane person; a lunatic, a mad fellow; a crackbrained person; a scatterbrain; a hot-headed person; a rash or turbulent person; a wild, giddy person …1611
– RAM-STAM a headstrong, impetuous fellow; a hot-headed, passionate person …1823 Sc.
– SQUARER † one who quarrels; a hot-headed, contentious fellow …1599
– TEARAN FELLOW a rough, hot-headed person who drives everything before him, regardless of danger and of consequences …Bk1895 N. Eng. dial.
HOT RODDING – see RACING
HOT SPRING – nouns
– BAIN † a spring of hot or medicinal water …1538
HOT-TEMPERED – adjectives
– ALL FIRE AND TOW irascible, excitable, hot-tempered …1838 Amer. dial.
– AMBITIOUS of persons or animals: spirited, vivacious, unruly; vicious; angry; enraged; quick-tempered; hot-tempered …1853 Amer. dial.
– ANIMOUS †* hot-tempered …1620
– BIRSIE hot-tempered, passionate …1825 Sc.
– BRISTLY hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GASEOUS hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GASSY hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HAIR-TRIGGERED hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IROUS † given to anger, hot-tempered, irascible …1303
– LOADED hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PRICKLISH hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– QUICK † hasty, impatient, hot-tempered …1549
– QUICK ON THE TRIGGER hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SPICY hot-tempered …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TEMPERSOME hot-tempered, passionate, hasty-tempered …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WARM hot-tempered, angry …1547
hot-tempered – person
– GINGERSNAP †* a hot-tempered person, esp. one with ginger hair …1889 US
– HARDHEAD a rebellious, non-conformist Black person; a hot-tempered or pugnacious person; a troublemaker …1935 US Black sl.
– PEPPERPOT a quick-tempered or hot-tempered person …1894
– SHIT-FIRE a contemptuous term for a hot-tempered person; a mean, nasty person …1598 sl.
– SPUNKIE, SPUNKY a fiery, hot-tempered or irritable person …1821 Sc.
HOT WATER BOTTLE – nouns
– BED-PARTNER a hot water-bottle …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CHINA PIG a ceramic hot-water bottle, heated brick, or similar object used to apply heat to the body …1976 Amer. dial.
– HOT PIG a ceramic hot-water bottle, heated brick, or similar object used to apply heat to the body …1984 Amer. dial.
– HOTTIE, HOTTY a hot water bottle …1947 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– JAR a tone hot-water bottle …20C Anglo-Irish sl.
– JENNY a hot water bottle …Bk1896 sl.
– PIG a ceramic hot-water bottle, heated brick, or similar object used to apply heat to the body …1995 Amer. dial.
HOSE – nouns