Reverse Dictionary: HOU – HT


HOUR – adjectives
– HORARIOUS relating to or indicating the hours …1866
– SESQUIHORAL † lasting an hour and a half …1652
– SUCCISIVE † of hours: spare …1619
hour – nouns 
– FAIRY BOWER an hour …20C Aust. rhyming sl.
– QUADRANT † a quarter of a day; six hours …1398
– TIME † the space of an hour …c1320
 
HOURGLASS – nouns
– RUNNING GLASS an hourglass, a sandglass …1480
 
HOUSE – adjectives
– BEN-A-HOOSE belonging to the parlour or the best room …Bk1911 Sc.
– BENWARD towards the interior of a house …c1475 Sc.
– GABBERN of rooms, houses, etc.: comfortless, bare; large, ill-proportioned or ill-contrived …1790 Eng. dial.
– LAID of a house: well-furnished, attractive …1972 US Black sl.
house – adverbs 
– BEN-A-HOOSE in the parlour …Bk1911 Sc.
– BENLINS towards the interior of a house …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEN-THE-HOOSE in the parlour …Bk1911 Sc.
– FROM CELLAR TO GARRET throughout the house …1828
– FROM GARRET TO KITCHEN throughout the house …1712
house – nouns 
– AEDICULE a small house or room; also, a niche for a statue …1832
– AIREY the ‘area’ of a house, adjacent to the basement steps …M19 sl.
– AIRY the ‘area’ of a house, adjacent to the basement steps …M19 sl.
– BABALOOBIES water-worn limestones used to decorate walls or houses; weathered stone copings …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACH a small makeshift hut; a small holiday house …E20 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– BACHY a small house occupied by a single man …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– BACK-END the  back part of a house; the premises attached thereto …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACKER-END the farther end of a room …1889 Eng. dial.
– BACKHOUSE 1. the back-room of a house; the back-kitchen, scullery, washhouse …1795
2. a room or house containing an oven, a bakehouse; a public bakery …1857 Eng. dial.
3. the parlour …1954 Amer. dial.
– BACK KITCHEN a room connected to the kitchen, used for storing, deep freeze, etc. …1966 Amer. dial.
– BACKLAND a house built behind others …1835 Sc.
– BACKLET the back premises of a house; a court, yard …1724 Eng. dial.
– BACKSIDE the backyard of a house …1634 arch.
– BACK SLUM a back room. a back entrance …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– BACKWAY the yard or space at the back of a house …1899 Amer. dial.
– BAKER the rear room of an addition to a home …1941 Amer. dial.
– BATCHY a small house occupied by a single man …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– BEDDER a bedroom …1897 university sl.
– BEDSINK a small alcove off a kitchen, with a curtain rather than a door, where older people could sleep warmly in winter …1973 Amer. dial.
– BEN the inner room …1791-9 Sc. & N. Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BEN-END the best room in a house; hence, the best part of anything …1892 Sc.
– BEN-HOUSE the inner or principal room …Bk1898 Sc.
– BEN-ROOM the best room in a house …1891 Sc.
– BEN-THE-HOOSE the best or inner part of a house …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEST PARLOUR the old-fashioned front parlour of a house …1950 Amer. dial.
– BEST ROOM the old-fashioned front parlour of a house …1907 Amer. dial.
– BETTER HOYLE a parlour …1879 Eng. dial.
– BEY a room of a cottage or house …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIEL a shelter, refuge; a home, house; anything that shelters or shades …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIELD shelter, refuge; also, a house, any object with shelters …1725 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIGD a building, a house …Bk1898 Sc.
– BIGGIN a building, a house, a cottage; a hut covered with mud or turf …1811 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BIG HOUSE the principal room of a house; the living room …1903 Amer. dial.
– BIG ROOM the principal room of a house; the living room …a1883 Amer. dial.
– BOAR’S NEST an untidy or messy room or house …1950 Amer. dial.
– BOUROCH a house, a home …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOW a house; the principal farmhouse on an estate …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWER an inner room; a parlour …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWERIQUE a small ‘bower’ or parlour …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOX-HOUSE a square-built house suggestive of a box …1881 US
– CAGE an abandoned house …2000 US sl.
– CALIFORNIA ROOM a sun room or lounge with big windows …1975 Amer. dial.
– CAMELBACK a house which is higher in back than in front, as one having two stories at the back and one in front …1941 Amer. dial.
– CAMELOPARD HOUSE one having two stories in the front and one behind …1981 Amer. dial.
– CASE the outer part of a house or building; the shell or carcass …1677
– CASINO a pleasure-house, a summer-house in Italy …1831
– CASTLE one’s house; one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– CHAT a house …M19 sl.
– CRIB a house or residence …colloq.
– COT a small house, a little cottage …c893
– DAYTAL-HOUSE a house rent-free …1851 Ireland
– DEAD an empty house …L20 sl.
– DEAD NUMBER the last house in a row or street; the end of a street …L19 sl.
– DEAD ‘UN an uninhabited house; unoccupied premises …L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DIGS lodgings, be it a room, flat, or house …1893 UK sl.
– DILLY-HOUSE a room containing too many ornaments, etc., for good taste …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DOG-TROT HOUSE a house of two one-room cabins joined by a roof …1984 Amer. dial.
– DOMI one’s house, one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– DOMIE one’s house, one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– DOMMIE one’s house, one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– DOMMY one’s house, one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– EAGLE † the gable of a house …1682
– EATING-ROOM a room appropriated for eating; a dining-room …1613 arch.
– EAVESING † the eaves of a house or stack; formerly used also for ‘roof’ and hence, for ‘dwelling’ …a1225
– FANCY CRIB a fashionable, chic, well-designed home …20C US Black sl.
– FAR ROOM a parlour …1983 Amer. dial.
– FASTIGIUM the apex or summit; the ridge of a house …1677
– GAFF a house or shop, a home …1920s sl.
– GARDEN-HOUSE a dwelling-house situated in a garden; a suburban residence …1607
– GATES a house …1985 Bermuda
– GENTRY COFE’S KEN a gentleman’s house …M16 cant
– GENTRY COVE’S KEN a gentleman’s house …M16 cant
– GENTRY KEN a gentleman’s house …19C cant
– GROWLERY a place to ‘growl’ in; jocularly applied to a person’s private sitting room …1852
– HA † the principal room of a house; the parlour where the master and his family sat apart from the servants; also, the kitchen or living-room of a farmhouse where the family and the servants sat together …1737 Sc.
– HALE a building, esp. a house …1934 Hawaii online
– HALL 1. the principal room of a house, the parlour …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
2. a house, a home; a farm-house or cottage …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HALLAN a house, a dwelling, a cottage …1827 Sc.
– HALL-CHAMBER the principal room of a house, the parlour …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HELLHOLE a small space in a house where you can hide things or get them out of the way …1967 Amer. dial.
– HEN-HOUSE a house inhabited chiefly by women; a house where the woman rules …L19 sl.
– HOLY OF HOLIES a bedroom …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HUMPEY, HUMPIE, HUMPY a native Australian hut; hence, a very small or primitive house; a small shack …1873 Aust.
– HUT a house …1989 US sl.
– HUTCH a domicile, be it a room, apartment, or house…1966 US sl.
– KAHUTE a little house …1790 Sc.
– KIPSIE, KIPSY a house, the home … 1916 Aust.
– KEEPING ROOM a sitting room or parlour intended for family use, as distinct from a ‘front’ room reserved for company …1771 Amer. dial.
– KOOTEE a house …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
– LAID CRIB a nice house; an attractive residence …1972 US Black sl.
– LATTIE a house or a flat …1859 UK sl.
– LATTY a house or a flat …1859 UK sl.
– LAYOUT an apartment, a house, or any place …M19 US sl.
– LIZARD a long, narrow house, with the narrow end facing the street, and rooms opening on an alley along the side …1923 Amer. dial.
– LOFT the second story of a house; upstairs …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LOUSE-CAGE a bedroom …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LUST-HOUSE a country-house, a villa …1590
– MAIN HOUSE a living room or parlour …1942 Amer. dial.
– MAISON † a house …1570 Sc.
– MAISONNETTE a small house …1818
– MAMMA’S BEDROOM the family room …1966 Amer. dial.
– MAMMA’S ROOM the living room or family room …1966 Amer. dial.
– MANSION † a structure or edifice serving as a dwelling or lodging place; a house, a tent, etc. …a1340
– MANSION-HOUSE † a dwelling-house, a house in which a person resides …1533
– MAN-STY a dwelling-house or hut unfit for human habitation …1799
– MOM’S ROOM the family or living room …c1960 Amer. dial.
– NECKLE a house; a dwelling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NIBSOMEST-CRIBS the best houses …1819 beggars’ sl.
– NOD-BOX a bedroom …1940s US Black sl.
– ODD-HOUSE a house standing alone at some distance from any town or village; also applied to a detached residence as distinguished from one in a row …B1900 Eng. dial.
– ODDLINGS a solitary house, a house standing by itself remote from others …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ODDLINS a solitary house, a house standing by itself remote from others …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OTHER ROOM the living room …1973 Amer. dial.
– PAD a place, house, or apartment; a room, esp. a bedroom …1938  sl.
– PADHOUSE one’s house; one’s home …1930s US Black sl.
– PAMPHIL a small house; a square enclosure made with stakes …Bk1905 Sc.
– PANNEY a house …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– PANNY a house …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– PARLOUR-CHAMBER the spare bedroom; the room over the parlour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PARLOUR-HOUSE a house of one storey …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PETITION a partition of a house; a wall between two rooms …1795 Amer. dial.
– PIECE OF HOUSE a small, poorly-built house, or one in rundown condition …1967 Amer. dial.
– PODUNK a house or home …1916 Amer. dial.
– QUEENSLANDER a type of weatherboard house raised on stilts  …1994 Aust. sl.
– QUEER KEN a house not worth robbing …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– QUER KEN a house not worth robbing …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– RAMBLER a ranch-style house …1958 Amer. dial.
– RAMSHACK a run-down or makeshift house …1966 Amer. dial.
– RAMSHACKLE a run-down or makeshift house …1909 Amer. dial.
– RANCH a hut or house in the country …1808 US
– RANDIBO-HOUSE a questionable house …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAT AND MOUSE a house …1910s rhyming sl.
– REEK a house having a chimney …1822 Sc.
– REEKING-HOUSE an inhabited house …1823 Sc.
– RENTS house or cottage property …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– RIDGE-BONE the weather boarding on the outside of wooden houses …1853 Eng. dial.
– SADDLEBAG HOUSE a house consisting of two parts separated by a central space or by a large fireplace with a central chimney and covered by a single roof …1925 Amer. dial.
– SANCTUM SANCTORIUM a bedroom …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHACK one’s home; a house; an apartment …1880s US Black sl.
– SHOTGUN HOUSE a house whose rooms are all in a line …1936 Amer. dial.
– SINGLE HOUSE one having only one room occupying its whole depth from back to front …1818 Sc.
– SINK BEDROOM a small alcove off a kitchen where older people could sleep warmly in winter …1949 Amer. dial.
– SKY PARLOR a room, esp. a habitable one, on the top floor of a house directly beneath the roof; an attic …1832 Amer. dial.
– SNAKE RANCH a bachelor’s house …1990 US sl.
– SNUGGERY a snug, cosy, or comfortable room, house, etc., esp. a room of small size into which a person retires for seclusion or quiet  …1815
– SUNNY CHAMBER † a summer-house …1641 Sc.
– TEXAS HOUSE a house of two one-room cabins joined by a roof …1874 Amer. dial.
– THROUGH-HOUSE a house with front and back exits …1899 Eng. dial.
– THWAITE a single house; a small hamlet …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIMBER † a building, structure, edifice, or house …a750
– TIMBER-LAND a wooden house …1798 Sc.
– TOFT orig. a homestead, the site of a house and its outbuildings; a house site …1001
– WANE † a dwelling-place, a residence, a house …a1225
– WEANER a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1965 Amer. dial.
– WEANER HOUSE a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1929 Amer. dial.
– WEANING CABIN a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1977 Amer. dial.
– WEANING HOUSE a small house, usually on a family farm, provided as a temporary first home for newlyweds by the parents or other relatives of one of the couple …1973 Amer. dial.
– WINDWAY a wide, open hall in a house …1940 Amer. dial.
– YARD 1. a cluster of houses, a ‘fold’ …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
2. a home, a house or other dwelling place …1920s W. Indies & UK Black sl.
house – person
– BELOW NEIGHBOUR one who lives on a lower story of the same house …1895 Eng. dial.
– DAME the mistress of a house; a wife, esp. the wife of a farmer or yeoman …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HEAD-BUMMER the head of a house; the chief representative of a family; the principal person …1864 Sc.
– HEAD-STALL the head of a house, a father, a husband, etc. …Bk1902 Sc.
– HOUSEWRIGHT a builder of houses, especially of timber …1549
– LADY † a mistress in relation to servants or slaves; the female head of a household …c825
– LAIRD an owner of property, esp. a house-owner …1816 Sc.
– MADAM the mistress of a house …1824
– MEAT-MIDDER the food-provider or mistress of a house, one who serves out food …1899 Sc.
house – verbs
– POOSTER ABOUT to walk around the house at night …1895 Amer. dial.
– PULL UP STAKES to depart; to move house …1961 Aust. sl.
– WARM † to inaugurate a new house by a feast or entertainment …1617
house – phrases 
– DEVIL HAD A FIT IN HERE, THE suggests a very untidy or messy house or room …1966 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL HAD AN AUCTION AND HASN’T TAKEN HIS GOODS AWAY, THE suggests a very untidy or messy house or room …1967 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL HAD AN AUCTION, THE suggests a very untidy or messy house or room …1950 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL HAS STIRRED IT UP WITH A PITCHFORK, THE said of an untidy house or room …1967 Amer. dial.
– LOOKS LIKE A HAYSTACK said of an untidy house …1968 Amer. dial.
 
HOUSEBOAT – nouns
– CAMPBOAT a houseboat …1964 Amer. dial.
– SHANTY a houseboat, esp. a crudely built one; an old, clumsy boat …1879 Amer. dial.
– SHANTY-BOAT a houseboat, esp. a crudely built one; an old clumsy, boat …1879 Amer. dial.
 
HOUSEBREAKER – see BURGLAR
 
HOUSEHOLD – adjectives
– ECONOMIC † pert. to the management of a household, or to the ordering of private affairs …1592
– ECONOMICAL pert. to a household or its management …1579 arch.
– FAMILIAR pert. to one’s family or household …c1386
– FAMILISTIC † pertaining to a family or household …1660
– FAMILISTICAL † pert. to a family or household …1660
– SUPELLECTICARIOUS †* of or pert. to household stuff …1656
– SUPELLECTILE † pert. to or of the nature of household furniture; ornamental …1615 rare or obs.
household – nouns
– COTS-WORK domestic work …1795
– DOMICULTURE household management; the art of housekeeping, cookery, etc.; domestic economy …1860
– ECONOMICS † or science of managing a household; a treatise on the subject …1586
– ECONOMY † the art or science of managing a household, esp. with regard to household expenses …c1530
– FAMILIARITY † the quality proper to the head of a household …a1483
– HARNESS † household and personal equipment; furniture; apparel …1340
– INSETT STUFF † household furniture …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INSIGHTS † the furniture of a house; household goods …1792 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– INSPRAITH furniture, household goods …1660 Sc.
– INWORK indoor or domestic work …1892 Sc.
– KETTLE HALYARDS domestic duties, esp. of a culinary nature or work in the kitchen …1916 Amer. dial.
– KITCHEN HALYARDS domestic duties, esp. of a culinary nature or work in the kitchen …1916 Amer. dial.
– MENAGE a domestic establishment; household management …1865 Sc.
– MENYIE † a family; household …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OFFICES the parts of a house, or buildings attached to a house, specially devoted to household work or service; the kitchen and rooms connected with it, as pantry, scullery, laundry, and the like; also, often including stables and other outhouses, the barns and cowhouses of a farm, etc. …a1548
– PLUNDER household furnishings and effects …1858 Amer. dial.
– SETTING OUT a dowry; a trousseau; the equipment necessary for establishing a household, usually in the form of a gift to a bride or newly married couple …1833 Amer. dial.
– STICKS AND STONES one’s household goods and possessions …M19 colloq.
– WARDROBE-STUFF † household necessaries and supplies …1537
household – person
– BALEBOOS the head of the household, master of the house …Bk1982 Jewish
– BALEBOS an orderly person; a householder, the head of a family …Bk1966 Yiddish sl.
– BALEBOSS the head of the house; a store owner; a manager; anyone in authority …Bk1998 Yiddish 
– BESSY a man who meddles in woman’s affairs …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
– BESSY-CODDLE a man who meddles in woman’s affairs …Bk1839 Eng. dial.
– BETTY a term of contempt applied to a man who interferes with the domestic duties of women, or who busies himself with the affairs belonging to females …Bk1888
– BETTY-MAN a man who does woman’s work …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– BOND † a householder; a husband …LOE
– COT † a man that does domestic or household work usually done by women …1699 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– COT-BETTY a man that does domestic or household work usually done by women …1860 US
– DAILY BREADER the head of the family; the working head of the house …L19 rhyming sl.
– DAILY BREADITE the head of the family …L19 rhyming sl.
– ECONOMIST one who manages a household; a housekeeper …1586 arch.
– FAD man who busies himself with woman’s work – Bk1877 Eng. dial. 
– FAMILIAR † a member of a person’s family or household …1460
– FAMILIST † one of the same family or household …1631
– GAF, GAFF a master, the head of a house; a foreman or overseer …Bk1862 Eng. dial.
– GAFFER a husband; the head of the house …1765 UK sl.
– GAMMER a grandmother; the mistress of the house, good-wife; also used as a term of address …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GATHA an effeminate fellow who concerns himself in women’s business …Bk1910 Ireland
– GENERAL anyone in authority, as a boss, school principal, head of a household, or the like …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– HAMELT a fisherman’s tabu-name for a wife, the mistress of a house …1908 Sc.
– HEAD WOMAN a woman in charge of a household, department, institution, etc.; the most important woman in a group, business, or organization …1799
– HEARTH-HOLDER a householder …1834
– HEARTHSTONE WOMAN * a domesticated women who runs a household …1864
– HEIGH-HOW an occasional assistant in a house …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– HELP a person employed to give assistance in household or other manual work; in the U.S., a hired labourer or servant, esp. a domestic servant …1645
– HEMMALD a housewife; the mistress of a house …Bk1914 Sc.
– HEN-HUSBAND a man who busies himself with women’s household affairs; an effeminate man …1960 Amer. dial.
– HEN-HUSSY, HEN-HUZZY a man who is seen to be over involved in household affairs and similar ‘women’s concerns’; hence, an effeminate man …1887 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– HENNESSY a man who busies himself with women’s household affairs; an effeminate man …1890 Amer. dial.
– HEN-WIFE a man who busies himself about matters usually left to women …Bk1902 Sc.
– HIRDMAN  a member of a household; a domestic, a household servant; a retainer …c993
– HIRED CHILD  a child of the house …c1275
– HIREDMAN  a member of a household; a domestic, a household servant; a retainer …c993
– HIZZIE-FELLOW a man who interferes with domestic management, a man who undertakes women’s work …1811 Sc.
– HOUSE-FATHER the father of a family or household …1552
– HUSSY † the mistress of a household; a thrifty woman …1530
– JENNY a man who concerns himself with purely feminine matters …Bk1901
– JINNY-WOMAN a man who meddles or assists in a housewife’s work; a man with effeminate habits …1917 Amer. dial.
– LADY OF THE HOUSE the mistress of a household …c1330
– MADAM a mistress of servants, the lady of the house, a fine lady …a1779 Sc.
– MADAME the mistress of a household; one’s wife …1863 Amer. dial.
– MADDIE the White mistress of a house; the employer of domestic servants …1980s S. Afr. sl.
– MALLY a man who interferes with woman’s work …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MASTER the male head of a house or household …1536
– MASTER-HOUSEHOLD † master of the household …1536
– MASTER-MAN the head of a household or family; a husband …1885 Eng. dial.
– MISSIS the mistress of the household …M19 colloq.
– MISTER a husband or head of a household …1929 Amer. dial.
– MOLL-CODDLE †* a person, usually a male, who is mollycoddled or pampered in an overindulgent or excessively protective way; an effeminate man or boy; a milksop; also a man who performs work typically associated with women, or who concerns himself with domestic affairs (Eng. dial.) …1853
– MOLL-CODLIN a mollycoddle; a man who does a woman’s work; an effeminate boy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOLL-COT an effeminate man; one who will potter about and do women’s work …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOLLICOT a soft, effeminate man; one who will potter about and do women’s work …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– MOLL-KIT a man who does household work; one who interferes with women’s business …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOLLY  a man who fusses and busies himself about the house, or with women’s work …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– MOLLY-CAUDLE an effeminate man; a man who intrudes into women’s household affairs; a mollycoddle …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– MOLLYCODDLE a person, usually male, who is mollycoddled; a pampered, overprotected weakling; an effeminate man or boy; a milksop; a man who does a woman’s work …1833 colloq.
– MOLLY-COT a man who is always interfering in domestic arrangements, particularly in the concerns of the kitchen; one who is commonly said to be tied to his wife’s apron-strings …1826 Eng. dial.
– MOLLY-COTTER a man who does women’s work; one who interferes with domestic arrangements …1882 Eng. dial.
– MOLLY MOP  an effeminate man or boy; a homosexual man; also, a man who performs work typically associated with women, or who concerns himself with women’s affairs …1829 sl.
– MOP MARY a charwoman; a woman hired by the day to do odd jobs of household work; a ‘scrub’ woman …1931 US tramps’ sl.
– PADRONA the mistress of a household; a woman who keeps a hotel, inn, or brothel …1744 chiefly in Italian-speaking communities
– POLLYDODDLE an effeminate man; one who busies himself with woman’s or household work …1894 Eng. dial.
– QUOT a man who meddles in ‘women’s work’ around the house …L17
– TAME CAT a too domesticated man …Bk1933 sl.
– WADDLER † a  poor householder …1737 Sc.
– WALDER † a  poor householder …1721 Sc.
– WIFE-CARLE  a man who occupies himself with women’s affairs or duties …1816 Sc.
– YAMSTER a household provider; one of domestic habits …Bk1873 Eng. dial. 
household – verbs
– COT of a man: to interfere in women’s household matters …1736 Eng. dial.
– ECONOMIZE † to act as the governor of a household …1648
– KEEP A REEKING HOUSE to maintain a household …1883 Sc.
– KEEP OLD MAID’S HALL to live or keep house without the presence of a man …1858 US sl.
– WEAR THE TROUSERS to be the dominant member of a household …1931
 
HOUSEKEEPER – person
– BIDDY any maid or housekeeper …1924 Amer. sl.
– ECONOMIST one who manages a household; a housekeeper …1586 arch.
– GENTLEWOMAN  the housekeeper in a family of distinction …1825 Sc.
– HELPKEEPER a housekeeper …1936 Amer. dial.
– POT-BOILER a housekeeper …1852 Eng. dial.
– POT-WABBLER a housekeeper; a scullion …1882 Eng. dial.
 
HOUSEKEEPING – nouns
– DOMICULTURE household management; the art of housekeeping, cookery, etc.; domestic economy …1860
– ECONOMIC † the art or science of managing a house; housekeeping, domestic management …1393
housekeeping – person 
– ECONOMIC † one who understands the art of housekeeping …1656
 
HOUSELESS – adjectives
– BARTHLESS houseless …1886 Eng. dial.
 
HOUSEMAID – see SERVANT
 
HOUSE OF COMMONS – person
– BABE the latest member of the House of Commons …B1890 Eng. sl.
 
HOUSE-WARMING – nouns
– HEARTH-WARMING a merrymaking to ‘handsel’ a new house; a house-warming …1830
 
HOUSEWIFE – person
– ANGEL IN THE HOUSE an idealized housewife or homemaker who shows selfless devotion to her husband and children …1847
– BANATEE a housewife …1961 Irish sl.
– DABBLER a suburban housewife giving lesbianism a try …Bk1972 homosexual sl. 
– DAISY a housewife …1970s US Black sl.
– DAISY DUMPLING a middle-class, heterosexual housewife …1950s gay sl.
– DAME the ‘lady’ of the house; the mistress of a household, a housewife; also humorously applied to an aged housewife …c1330 now arch. or Eng. dial.
– DAW an untidy woman or housewife, a slut, a slattern …1500-20 Sc.
– DILLOCK an inefficient housewife …19C Eng. dial.
– DILP † a thriftless housewife …1768 Sc.
– GILL-FLURT a proud, vain woman; also, a slut or light housewife …1593 UK
– GILT ‘a slut or light housewife’ …c1698 UK sl.
– HAIRPIN a housewife …Bk1962 Amer. tramps’ sl.
– HAUSFRAU (occasionally derogatory) a housewife, esp. in reference to a strong, homely woman; a housekeeper, a home-keeping woman …1798
– HAUSVROW (occasionally derogatory) a housewife …1798
– HEMMA a wife, a housewife …Bk1866 Sc.
– HEMMALD a housewife; the mistress of a house …Bk1914 Sc.
– HISSIE, HISSY, HIZZIE, HIZZY – a housewife; a woman of any age, but generally applied to a young girl, a lass, a wench …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MISS SEARS an unliberated woman, the American housewife …Bk1972 homosexual sl. 
– MOLLY PUTZ a careless, slovenly woman; a careless housewife …1950 Amer. dial.
– MRS. MCCLARTY a dirty, slovenly housewife …1845 Sc.
– SCHEMER a good manager; a clever, careful housewife …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
HOUSEWORK – nouns
– CHAMBERWORK housework; housecleaning …1870 Amer. dial.
– PAIGLE the menial or rough work to be done about a house; the dirty household jobs …1808 Sc.
– PAIGLIN the dirty work of a household …1880 Sc.
– PEGIL the menial or rough work to be done about a house; the dirty household jobs …1808 Sc.
– SHITWORK work considered esp. by feminists to be menial or routine, esp. housework …sl.
– TIFTER the scrubbing of a house from top to bottom …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
housework – verbs 
– DO THE ROUGH to do the heavier, rougher part of housework …1933
– PAIGLE to do the dirty work of a household …1880 Sc.
– PEGIL to do the dirty work of a household …1880 Sc.
– SKIVVY to perform heavy, boring, menial household chores …1984 UK sl.
– TIDDLY to do the lighter kind of housework …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
HOUSING – nouns
– MODELS purpose-built ‘model’ housing …L19 sl.
 
HOVEL – nouns
– HALF-HOUSE a shed open at the side; a hovel …1737
 
HOW ARE YOU?
– FAIR TO MIDDLING a jocular reply to ‘How are you?’ …c1945
– HOW ARE YOU HITTING THEM? how are you? how are things going? …1897 Amer. sl.
– LIKE A STRAWYARD BULL, FULL OF FUCK AND HALF-STARVED a jocose retort to the question, “How are you?”; (strawyard – a shelter or refuge for the destitute) …Bk1904 sl.
– TOWER BRIDGE used in reply to “How are you?”, meaning up and down, so-so …1930s
– WAT UP? how are your doing? …20C campus sl.
– WHADDYA KNOW? a greeting, hello, how are you, what have you been doing? …1910s sl.
– WHAT DO YOU SAY? how are you? …1920s sl.
– WHAT DO YOU THINK? a greeting, hello, how are you, what have you been doing? …1910s sl.
 
HOWEVER – adverbs
– ALGATE however, at all events, at any rate …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL-GATES however, at all events, at any rate …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– EVERHOW however …1932 Amer. dial.
– NETHERLESS † however, nevertheless, notwithstanding …c1400
 
HOWL – nouns
– OOB a low moaning sound; a plaintive sound, a howl, a wail …1898 Sc.
– TIGER a shriek or howl (often the word ‘tiger’) terminating a prolonged and enthusiastic cheer; a finishing touch, a final burst …1856 US sl.
– ULULATION a howl or wail; a cry of lamentation …1599
– WALLACH, WALLOCH a scream, howl, or wail …1866 Sc. 
– YERR † a loud or harsh cry; a yell, a howl …a1225
– YOLLOP a bark, a howl, a yelp …1959 Amer. dial.
howl – verbs 
– EXULULATE * to howl or cry out …1623
– FOOF of a dog: to howl or whine in a melancholy manner …1892 Ireland
– OOB to make a low, moaning sound; to howl, to wail …1866 Sc.
– TOOT to make a plaintive noise, as when a child cries loudly or mournfully; to howl; to whine or cry …1808
– ULULATE to howl or wail; to lament loudly …1623
– WALLOCH to cry, to wail, to shriek, to scream, to howl …1808 Sc. 
– YALE to cry; to howl; to fret like a sick child; to grumble …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMMER † to make a loud unpleasant noise or outcry; to howl, to yell; to roar, to shout; to talk loudly or persistently; to scold …1513 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YARM † to utter a discordant or mournful cry; to shriek, to scream, to yell, to howl, to wail …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YAWL † to cry out loudly from pain, grief, or distress; also said of the howling of dogs, the ‘wauling’ of cats, the screaming of peacocks …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YAUL to howl; to bawl, to shout; to scream harshly; to weep …1844 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAWN to howl like a dog; to cry …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YELLOP to howl, to cry; to bark as a dog, to yelp …1866 Eng. dial.
– YELPER to yelp; to howl …BK1905 Eng. dial.
– YERR † to make a harsh noise, to creak, to roar, to rattle; to cry out loudly, to shout out, to yell, to howl …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YOLLOP to bark, to yelp, to howl …1887 Amer. dial.
 
HOWLING – adjectives
– ULULABLE † howling, yelling …1721
– ULULANT howling …1896
– ULULATORY howling, wailing …1831
howling – nouns 
– BAWLING † the howling or yelping of dogs, wolves, etc. …c1440
– ULULATION the act of howling or wailing …1799
 
HOYDEN, HOYDENISH – person
– HALLIGATE a romp, hoyden …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
– HALLOCKIT a noisy, restless person; a romp, a hoyden …1787 Sc.
– HEATHEN one who has no more religion, enlightenment, or culture than a pagan; a rude, barbarous, or unthinking person; a hoyden, male or female …1817
– HEIGHTY TOITY † a noisy, boisterous girl or woman; a romp or rude girl; a hoyden …1785 sl.
– HIGHTY-TIGHTY  a noisy, boisterous girl or woman; a romp or rude girl; a hoyden …1699 cant
– MEG-HARRY a young girl with masculine manners; a tomboy; a rough hoyden girl that plays with boys …1790 Eng. dial.
– MOLLY-HAWN a hoyden; a boisterous, noisy girl; a romp; a rude or ill-bred girl or woman …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TEAR-BACK a romping child; a romping. hoydenish person … B1900 Eng. dial.
hoyden, hoydenish – verbs
– GALLIGANT to play the hoyden; to flirt; to gallivant …1825 Eng. dial.