INSOLENCE – nouns
– BACKCHAT impudent replies; backtalk; answering back in an insolent manner …1901 UK sl., orig. military
– BACK-JAW an insolent or hostile answer; a retort; mutual abuse; …M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– BACKWASH insolent or nonsensical talk; backtalk …1906 Amer. sl.
– BUCK boastful talk or insolence …1895 sl.
– BUGABOO loud talk, insolence …1914
– BUKH boastful talk or insolence …1895 sl.
– CHIN insolent talk …1877 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– FLINK a pert or insolent kind of deportment; a conceited, jaunty air; a frolic, a flirtation; a good time, a ‘fling’ …1882 Sc. & Eng. & Amer dial.
- GANSEL a severe rebuke; a scolding; insolent language …1710 Sc.
– GUFF insolent talk …1815 colloq.
– GUM insolence …old sl.
– ILL-GAB insolent, impudent language …1866 Sc.
– ILL-JAW coarse, abusive language, insolence; an abusive tongue …1809 Sc.
– ILL-MOUTH insolent, vile language, an abusive tongue, a disposition to use such language …1880 Sc.
– IMPUDENCY * impudence, shameless effrontery, insolent disrespect, insolence …1529
– JIMBER-JAW back-talk, rudeness, insolence, impertinence, cheek …1834 Amer. dial.
– MOUTH insolent talk …1935 sl., orig. US
– NASH pert, insolent talk …Bk1905 Sc.
– NASH-GAB impertinent chatter, insolent talk …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NASH-GOB impertinent chatter; insolent talk …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– OLD BUCK boastful talk or insolence …1895 sl.
– PAUK, PAWK impertinence, forwardness, precocity; insolent, impertinent talk …1889 Eng. dial.
– SAUCE MALAPERT † impertinence, insolence …1529
– WANTONNESS * arrogance, insolence of triumph or prosperity …c1480
INSOLENT – adjectives
– BARDIE forward, pert, shameless, insolent …1822 Sc.
– BARDISH † rude, insolent …a1662 Sc.
– BARDY forward, pert, shameless, audacious; insolent; defiant …1822 Sc.
– BRICKETY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1868 Amer. dial.
– BRIGATY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1880 Amer. dial.
– BRIGETTY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1895 Amer. dial.
– BRIGGITY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1911 Amer. dial.
– BRIGGOTY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1952 Amer. dial.
– BRIGITY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1898 Amer. dial.
– EFFRONTED † shameless, barefaced, unblushingly insolent …1598
– FACY † insolent, impudent …1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HUBRISTIC * insolent, contemptuous …1831
– ILL-GABBED foul-mouthed; having a habit of using insolent, abusive language …1895 Sc.
– ILL-HUNG of a tongue: impudent, insolent …1882 Sc.
– ILL-MOUTHED impudent, insolent, abusive, foul-mouthed …1825 Sc.
– JABBY saucy, insolent …1894 Eng. dial.
– KECK pert, insolent, lively …1856 Eng. dial.
– KEEN † bold, proud, forward, insolent, heinous …1297
– LUSTY † insolent, arrogant, self-confident …a1568
– MANDY abusive, insolent, saucy; surly …c1730 Eng. dial.
– OPPROBRIOUS † of actions, feelings, etc.: offering or disposed to offer indignity; insulting, insolent …1630
– PAUGHTY pert, impertinent, saucy, insolent …1637-50 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– PROCACIOUS * forward, insolent, impudent, saucy, pert, petulant …1660
– SNOUTY overbearing; insolent …1858 colloq.
– SURCUIDANT †* arrogant, insolent, presumptuous …a1529
– WANTON † of persons: insolent in triumph or prosperity; reckless of justice and humanity; merciless …1513
– WANTON MAD † mad with the insolence of prosperity …a1700
– WANTON OF WORD † violent or insolent in speech …c1475
insolent – person
– HEY-YOU an uncouth or insolent person …1988 Sc. sl.
– IMPERTINENCE an impertinent or insolent person …1754
– IMPERTINENT a meddlesome, presumptuous, or insolent person; one who does or says that which he has no business to do or say, and which is considered a piece of presumption or insolence …1635
– IMPOSTUME † a person swollen with pride or insolence …1621
– IMPUDENT a person of unblushing effrontery or insolence …1586
– JACK-GENTLEMAN † a man of low birth or manners making pretensions to be a gentleman; an insolent fellow, an upstart …1667
– JACK-GENTLEWOMAN †* a woman of low birth or manners making pretensions to be a gentlewoman; an insolent woman, an upstart …1787
– JACK-IN-OFFICE an overbearing or imperious petty official with inflated ideas of his own importance; a person who presumes on his official position to be pert or rude; an insolent fellow in authority; an upstart …1690
– SMART MOUTH an insolent talker; also, one who is good at repartee …1968 US sl.
– WISEASS an insolent, smug person …1971 US sl.
insolent – verbs
– BACKCHAT to answer back in an insolent manner …1919 Aust. sl.
– BACK-JAW to answer in an insolent or hostile manner; to retort, altercate, abuse …M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– BACK-LIP to speak insolently to; to backtalk …1955 Amer. sl.
– BRASS IT to behave with effrontery …1859 colloq.
– COP AN ATTITUDE to become arrogant or insolent; to become angry …1962 Amer. sl.
– GANGE. to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc.
– GAUNGE † to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc.
– GIVE CHEEK to speak insolently …1840 sl.
– ILL-GAB to use abusive, insolent language …Bk1905 Sc.
– ILL-JAW to give someone insolence, to revile, to abuse …1866 Sc.
– ILL-MOUTH to use abusive, insolent language …1866 Sc.
– ILL-WEEN to use insolent, abusive language …Bk1905 Sc.
– KECKLE to retort impertinently; to speak insolently …1856 Eng. dial.
– SET UP ONE’S GASH to talk pertly; to give an insolent reply …1810 Sc.
– SMART-MOUTH to talk insolently to …1976 US sl.
INSOLENTLY – adverbs
– SAUCE MALAPERTLY † in a manner insolently abusive …1556
INSOLVENT – adjectives
– UNFINANCIAL insolvent, out of money, without money …1919 Amer. dial.
insolvent – verbs
– JACK UP to become bankrupt or insolvent …1870 Eng. dial.
INSOMNIA – nouns
– BIG EYE insomnia …1967 Amer. dial.
– WIDE EYE insomnia …1990 Amer. dial.
insomnia – person
– INSOMNOLENT * one who is unable to sleep; a person affected with insomnia …1892
INSPECT – verbs
– EYEBALL to make a visual inspection or assessment of; to measure by sight alone; to estimate by eye …1958 orig. US
– VISITATE † to visit for the purpose of inspecting or examining …1731 Sc.
– VIZZY to look at closely, to view closely; to inspect, to examine, to scrutinize …1724 Sc.
– WALK to patrol, to inspect something on foot …1919 Amer. dial.
INSPECTION – adverbs
– NEARLY * with close inspection or scrutiny; carefully …1540
inspection – nouns
– EYEBALLING scrutiny, investigation; visual inspection or assessment; estimation or measurement by sight alone …1959
– OMNIVIDENCY † a seeing of all things; universal inspection …a1661
– ONCE-OVER a quick or superficial examination, inspection, treatment, etc., esp. of a person viewed as a sexual object …sl.
– SCANCE a glance; a quick look; a cursory inspection or calculation; a hasty survey in the mind …1871 Sc.
INSPECTOR – person
– BISHOP † an overlooker, inspector, or watchman …1592
– SHOWER † a person who looks out or observes; an observer; a scout; a watchman; also, a person who makes an inspection or examination of something …a1225
– SIGHTER † an inspector …1708 Sc.
– VEIGHOR – a veyor, one appointed to view or inspect a thing; one who surveys …1470
INSPIRATION – nouns
– ONESPRUTE †* inspiration …a1300
– TIFT an inspiration, afflatus …1835 Sc.
inspiration – person
– AEOLIST * a pretender to inspiration or spiritual regeneration …1704
inspiration – verbs
– GET A BUG IN ONE’S EAR to get a novel suggestion or an inspiration to act …1949 Amer. dial.
– VIBE OFF to take inspiration from someone or something …1999 UK sl.
INSPIRE – verbs
– ADBLAST †* to inflate, to inspire …1548
– QUICK * to give or restore vigour to; to stir up, to inspire …a1300
– RAISE † to encourage or inspire a person with courage, confidence, hope, etc. …1533
– TIND † to enflame, to excite, to arouse, to inspire …c1175 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
INSPIRED – adjectives
– TIFTIE inspired, uplifted …1869 Sc.
INSPIRING – adjectives
– HEARTSOME encouraging, inspiring, cheering the heart …1596 chiefly Sc.
INSPIRIT – verbs
– MAGNANIMATE †* to imbue with steadfast courage; to inspire with greatness of mind; to render high-souled; to cheer, to inspirit …1640
INSTANCE – nouns
– INSTANT an instance …1966 Amer. dial.
INSTANT – nouns
– BREATHIN’ an instant of time …Bk1911 Sc.
– CITY MINUTE an instant …1920s US sl.
– EYE-BLINK a very short period of time; an instant …1852
– EYEWINK an instant; a moment …1836
– FLASH a very short period of time; an instant …Bk2006 US sl.
– GLIFF † a flash, a gleam; a short space of time, an instant, a moment …1816 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HANDCLAP a clap of the hands; the brief space of time this takes; an instant, a moment …1822
– HANDLANG-WHILE † a moment, an instant, a span of time …c1460
– HANDWHILE † a moment, an instant; a little while; a short span of time …c1000 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– JIFFIN(G) an instant or moment …1815 Amer. dial.
– MO a moment, an instant …sl.
– NEW YORK MINUTE a very short period of time; an instant …1920s US sl.
– NEW YORK SECOND an instant …1920s US sl.
– PIG’S WHISTLE * a very short space of time; an instant …1859 US
– QUICK an instant, a moment …1986 Amer. dial.
– TICK a moment, a second, an instant …1879 colloq.
– TWO JERKS OF A LAMB’S TAIL a short period of time; an instant; a jiffy …1892 Amer. dial.
– WHIP † the brief time taken by a sudden movement; a moment, an instant …c1450 obs. exc. Sc.
INSTANTANEOUS – adjectives
– MOMENTANEOUS † occurring in a moment, instantaneous …1657
INSTANTLY – adverbs
– BEFORE ONE CAN SAY JACK ROBINSON instantly, in the shortest possible time …1785 sl.
– DIRECTLY MINUTE instantly, immediately, at once …1892 Eng. dial.
– DRACLY MINUTE instantly, immediately, at once …1892 Eng. dial.
– DRECKLY MINUTE directly; instantly, immediately, at once …1892 Eng. dial.
– INSTANTER instantly, immediately, at once, without delay …1688, orig. law term
– IN THE TURNING OF A HAND in a moment, instantly …a1632
– IN THE TURN OF A HAND in a moment, instantly …a1300
– IN THE TWINKLE OF A BEDPOST in an instant …1888 Ireland
– IN THE TWINKLING OF A CAT’S TAIL in an instant …B1900 Sc.
– OFF-HAND without delay, instantly, forthwith; lately …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OFF THE HOOKS at once, instantly …M19 sl.
– QUICK AS TICK-TACK instantly …1902 Sc.
– RECKLEYS directly, instantly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TO RIGHTS immediately, instantly, at once …1795 Amer. dial.
INSTEAD – adverbs
– ASTEAD instead …1856 Eng. dial.
– ATSTEAD instead …1889 Eng. dial.
– INTURN instead …1876 Eng. dial.
INSTIGATE – person (includes INSTIGATOR)
– EGGER † one who incites or urges on; an instigator …1598
– INSTIGATRIX †* a female instigator …1611
– MONITOR † a person who gives advice or warning as to conduct; occasionally, a person who advises another to perform a particular action, an instigator …1616
– MOTIONER † a person who instigates an action; a proposer, an instigator …c1535
– MOTIVE † an inciter, an instigator, a promoter …1600
– MOTOR † the initiator of something; esp. the instigator of a plot, or leader of a political organization, etc. …1600
– MOTRIX * a female initiator or instigator of something …1642
– MOVER a person who incites others to action; a promoter, an instigator, or originator; often used with a modifying word, as ‘first’, ‘chief’, etc. …c1425
– TOLLER † one who entices or instigates …c1440
instigate – verbs
– EGGLE to incite, to instigate, to egg on, to stir up, to quarrel …1880 Sc.
– HANKLE to entangle in some pursuit or proceeding; to associate with, be connected with; to instigate, entice, decoy …1842 Eng. dial.
– IMPULSE * to give an impulse to; to impel; to instigate …1611
– TOLL † to attract, to entice, to allure, to decoy; to incite, to instigate …c1220
INSTIGATING – adjectives
– IMPULSORY * that tends to impel or force onward; inciting, instigating …1659
INSTIGATION – nouns
– EGGING an urging forward, incitement, instigation …c1200
– EGGMENT † incitement, instigation …c1340
– ONSETTING incitement, instigation …1619
– TOLLING † the act of enticing, allurement; incitement, instigation …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
INSTINCT – adjectives
– GUT based on one’s instincts, feelings, or emotions; immediately or deeply felt; intuitive …1951 Amer. colloq.
instinct – nouns
– NATURALNESS † natural instinct, affection, or sympathy …1553
– NOUS(E) instinct or common sense, as opposed to actual learning …18C sl.
instinct – verbs
– FEEL IN ONE’S BONES to have a sense of certainty based on instinct rather than evidence …1857 Amer. dial.
INSTINCTIVE – phrases
– FEEL IN ONE’S BONES instinctively, in one’s inner most being
– I’VE A FEELING IN ME WATER I have a premonition, a hunch, an instinctive feeling …19C sl.
– KNOW IN ONE’S BONES instinctively, in one’s inner most being
INSTINCTIVELY – adverbs
– AT GUT LEVEL instinctively …L19 sl.
– BY GUESS AND BY GOD by approximation and instinct; not by precise or infallible means …1940s Amer. sl.
– BY THE SEAT OF ONE’S PANTS by instinct and experience rather than logic, expert knowledge, or technical aid …1938
INSTITUTE – verbs
– ONSTELL †* to institute, to establish, to impose …971
INSTITUTION – nouns
– SQUARESVILLE a conventional place or institution …1956 sl., orig. US
– SQUAREVILLE a conventional place or institution …1956 sl., orig. US
– WAREHOUSE a large and impersonal institution offering shelter to the mentally ill, the old, or the poor …1960s sl.
institution – verbs
– WAREHOUSE to place an individual, usually a mental patient, in a large an impersonal institution, i.e. to ‘put them away …1970s US sl.
INSTRUCT – verbs
– BETEACH † to teach, to instruct …a1300
– CATECHIZE † to instruct orally in any subject …1621
– EDIFY to inform, to instruct; to improve in a moral sense …1534
– ERUDIATE † to instruct, to educate, to teach …B1895
– FILL IN to inform or instruct someone …E1940s colloq.
– IWISSE † to direct, to instruct …c1000
– KEN † to give instruction or directions …c1330
– LERE † to teach; to give instruction to a person …c900
– LESSON to give a lesson or lessons to, to instruct, to teach; to admonish, to rebuke, to reprove …1555
– ORTHOGRAPHIZE † to instruct …1596
– SKILL * to teach, to instruct …a1813
– TARGE to enjoin, to give strict instructions to …1913 Sc.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANDMA TO SUCK EGGS to instruct an expert; to talk old to one’s elders …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH YOUR GRANDMOTHER TO SUCK EGGS said to those who presume to offer advice to others who are more experienced; to instruct an expert …1707
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO GROPE HER DUCKS to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO SPIN to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
– TEACH ONE’S GRANNIE TO SUP SOUR MILK to instruct an expert …Bk1904 sl.
INSTRUCTED – adjectives
– LAIRED learned, instructed, informed …Bk1902 N. Eng. dial.
– LARED learned, instructed, informed …Bk1902 N. Eng. dial.
INSTRUCTION – adjectives
– DIDACTIC having the character or manner of a teacher or instructor; characterized by giving instruction …1658
– DIDACTIVE having the character or manner of a teacher or instructor; characterized by giving instruction …1723
– DIDASCALIC of the nature of a teacher or of instruction; pert. to a teacher …1609
instruction – nouns
– ADVERTISEMENT † the act of calling the attention of others; admonition, warning, instruction …1475
– EDIFICATION mental or moral improvement, intellectual profit; instruction …1660
– INCENSING instruction, explanation …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KENNING † teaching, instruction …c1320
– LEAR † instruction, learning; in early use, a piece of instruction, a lesson …a1400-50 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– LEARNING † a lesson, instruction …1362
– LERING † instruction, teaching …a1300
– LESSONING instruction, admonition …1583
– POINTER an item of advice or instruction …1883 Amer. sl.
INSTRUCTIVE – adjectives
– DIDACTICAL* of instructive nature or tendency; that serves to teach or explain the nature of things …1603
– EDIFYING tending to produce moral and spiritual improvement; instructive …1526
INSTRUCTOR – adjectives
– DIDACTIC having the character or manner of a teacher or instructor; characterized by giving instruction …1658
instructor – person
– DIDACTICIAN one who writes with the aim of instructing …1827
– FACULTY a professor or instructor – 19C Amer. college usage
– LAIR-FATHER a schoolmaster; an instructor; one whose conduct has influenced others …1684 Eng. dial.
– LAIR-MASTER an instructor …Bk1902 Sc.
– LECTORESS † a female instructor …1634
– LORESMAN † a teacher, instructor …1377
– PRECEPTOR an instructor, teacher, tutor; the head of a school …1400
– PRECEPTRESS a woman who is an instructor; a teacher, tutor; a woman who is the head of a school
– SCHOOLIE a classroom instructor …1889 Brit. naval sl.
– UNDERMASTER a subordinate instructor; in schools, a master or teacher below the headmaster …1388
INSTRUMENTAL – adjectives
– ORGANIC † pert. to musical instruments; instrumental …1811
– ORGANICAL † performed on an instrument, instrumental …1521
INSUBORDINATE – adjectives
– GAMSTERRIE perverse, insubordinate, unmanageable, unruly …1844 Sc.
INSUBSTANTIAL – adjectives
– AIRY-FAIRY insubstantial; trivial; of wishful thinking …1920s Amer. sl.
– FARTING trifling, contemptible, insubstantial …1930s sl.
– ITSY-BITSY small, insubstantial, tiny; also, used disparagingly: arty-crafty, twee …1938 colloq.
– ITTY-BITTY small, insubstantial, tiny; also, used disparagingly: arty-crafty, twee …1940
– SKETCHY flimsy, insubstantial, vague …L19 sl.
INSUFFERABLE – adjectives
– ILL bad; noxious; hurtful; insufferable …1714 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– IMPASSIBLE †* not to be endured; insufferable …1508
insufferable – person
– BÊTE NOIRE a person who is the bane of a person or his life; an insufferable person …1844
INSUFFERABLY – adverbs
– UNTHOLEABLY intolerably, insufferably, unendurably …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
INSUFFICIENCY – nouns
– SCANTITY insufficiency …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
INSUFFICIENT – adjectives
– ARGH scanty, insufficient …Bk1898 Sc.
– CHICKEN-CRAP insufficient, inadequate, of poor quality …1940s sl., orig. US
– CHICKENSHIT insufficient, inadequate, of poor quality …1940s sl., orig. US
– CHINTZY meagre, scanty, insufficient …1967 Amer. dial.
– FEEBLE † limited in quantity or amount, insufficient, scanty …1494
– INSUFFISANT † insufficient; not sufficing; incompetent …1387
– JIMP rather small, rather little; barely sufficient …1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UNGAINLY inconvenient, unhandy; unsteady; not going or working well; insufficient …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WANE †* insufficient, too small …c1400
insufficient – verbs
– DEFAIL † to be insufficient, to be wanting, to lack …a1400
– MANK † to fail; to be insufficient …1809 Sc.
– SCANT to stint; to be insufficiently supplied …1794 Eng. dial.
– WANT to fail; to give out; to be insufficient for a purpose, etc. …c1400
INSUFFICIENTLY – adverbs
– ARGH insufficiently; not fully or enough; nearly, approaching to …Bk1898 Sc.
– FEEBLY † in a sorry manner or plight; inefficiently, insufficiently, niggardly, poorly, scantily …c1290
INSULT – nouns
– ABUSION † contemptuous or reproachful language; reviling, insult …1382
– BACKCAP a verbal insult based upon the insulted person’s background; a sharp reply …1883 Amer. dial.
– BAFFLING † treatment with insult or contumely …1602
– BARGEE a general insult, the inference is a loud-mouthed, objectionable person …1825 UK sl.
– BISMER † a reproach, a taunt, an insult …971
– CACK-FACE a term of insult …1990s sl.
– CAP an insult aimed at someone’s family; used as part of a ritualized interchange …1960s sl., orig. US Black
– DAPTO a general insult …1970s Aust. teen sl.
– DIRTY DOZEN(S) a provocative exchange of obscene, often rhymed insults concerning esp. the mothers of those participating …1915 Amer. Black sl.
– DOODLE-BRAIN a general insult; a stupid person, a fool …1990s Aust. teen sl.
– DOODLE-HEAD a general insult; a stupid person, a fool …1990s Aust. teen sl.
– DOZEN(S) a provocative exchange of obscene, often rhymed insults concerning esp. the mothers of those participating …1915 Amer. Black sl.
– DUNT an insult; a gibe …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– EM-EFF ‘motherfucker’; a supreme insult …1960s euphemism, orig. US
– EMM-EFF ‘motherfucker’; a supreme insult …1960s euphemism, orig. US
– FACIAL an instance of humiliation; an insult; a rebuff …1978 Amer. sl.
– FUNGUS-FACE an insult to a person …20C sl.
– HARLOT † a man of loose life; a fornicator; a lecher; also, a term or opprobrium or insult …16C
– JACKER-OFF a general insult; literally, a masturbator …1930s US sl.
– JACK-OFF a general insult; literally, a masturbator …1930s US sl.
– KAPPA a disabled person; hence, a general insult …1990s UK juvenile sl.
– MAFA a supreme insult, a motherfucker …2000s US Black sl.
– MAMA-JAMMER a supreme insult; a motherfucker …1950s euphemism
– MAMMY-JAMMER a supreme insult; a ‘motherfucker’; a despicable or contemptible person …1948 Amer. euphemism
– MAMMY-DODGER a supreme insult, a motherfucker …1920s US Black euphemism
– MAMMY-JABBER a supreme insult; a motherfucker …1950s euphemism
– MAMMY-JAMMER a supreme insult; a motherfucker …1950s euphemism
– MAMMY-RAMMER a supreme insult, a motherfucker …1960s euphemism
– MAMMY-TAPPER a supreme insult; a ‘motherfucker’; a despicable or contemptible person …1967 Amer. euphemism
– MANG a general insult …1970s Aust. teen sl.
– MOMMA-HOPPER a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1970s euphemism
– MOTHER HUBBER a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1950s euphemism, orig. US
– MOTHER-HOPPER a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1970s euphemism
– MOTHER-HUBBA a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1950s euphemism, orig. US
– MOTHER-HUBBARD a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1950s euphemism, orig. US
– MOTHER-HUGGER a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1950s US euphemism,
– MOTHER-HUMPER a supreme insult, ‘motherfucker’ …1960s US euphemism,
– MOTHER-PLUGGER a term of a abuse; an extreme insult an unpleasant or despicable person …1920s US Black sl.
– MOUTH backtalk; insults …1896 UK sl.
– NIPPER a stinging remark, a barb, an insult …1901 Sc.
– ONE IN THE EYE a sharp response, an unpleasant experience, an insult …L19 sl.
– OPPROBRY † contumelious treatment; an indignity, insult …1569
– PAIN a general insult to someone or something …1910s Aust. sl.
– SCATHE AND SCORN insult and injury, blame, reproach …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SHOOT THE DOZENS a very elaborate verbal rhyming game traditionally played by Black boys, in which the participants insult each other’s relatives – in twelve censures – especially their mothers; the object of the game is to test emotional strength; the first person to give in to anger is the loser …1900s US Black sl.
– SNAP an insult, esp. a public taunt …1990s Amer. sl.
– SOUND a taunt or tease; an insult …1967 US sl.
– TAIL-WAGGER a general insult for a person …1940s sl.
– VERBALS insults, abuse, backtalk …1960s sl.
– ZIT a general insult …1960s US campus sl.
insult – verbs
– BACKCAP to insult someone by disparaging their family …L19 US Black sl.
– BACKCLAP to insult someone …L19 sl.
– BAFFLE to insult, to bully, to tease …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAG to insult someone in a competitive, quasi-friendly spirit …1993 US sl.
– BAG ON to insult someone in a competitive, quasi-friendly spirit …1993 US sl.
– BISMER † to treat with scorn, to mock, to deride, to insult …c1000
– CAG to offend; to insult …1504 Eng. dial.
– CAMP IT OFF to shrug off an insult …1970s US homosexual sl.
– CAP to put down; to insult …20C teen & high school sl.
– CARRY COALS to put up with insults …Bk1999
– CRACK to taunt or insult, as with a wisecrack …1942 Amer. sl., chiefly Black
– CRACK ON to taunt or insult, as with a wisecrack …1942 Amer. sl., chiefly Black
– CRACK WISE to speak in a knowing or sardonic manner; to offer insults; to wisecrack …1921 Amer. sl., orig. criminals’
– CRUST to insult …Bk1942 US sl.
– CUT DOWN ON to insult …20C teen & high school sl.
– CUT ON to insult …20C teen & high school sl.
– DIG to make a cutting remark; to jab at verbally, to insult …1965 Amer. dial.
– DIG OUT to taunt, to insult …1998 UK sl.
– DIS(S) to insult in a competitive, quasi-friendly spirit, esp. in a competitive rap battle …2000 US sl.
– EAT BOILED CROW to suffer humiliations and insults without responding in kind …1877 sl.
– EAT CROW to suffer humiliations and insults without responding in kind …1877 sl.
– EAT DOG to ‘eat one’s words’; to back down from an untenable position; to assume the responsibility for what one has said or done; to suffer humiliation and insult without reciprocating …19C sl.
– EAT TURKEY to suffer humiliation and insult without reciprocating …1965 US sl.
– FACE to outperform, to show up, to humiliate, to insult …1950s US campus sl.
– GAFF to insult, to ignore …1980s US college sl.
– GIVE SOMEONE THE VERBAL to insult, to abuse …1973 Brit. sl.
– HEAN † to insult, to humiliate, to debase, to lower …c950
– HENE † to insult, to humiliate, to debase, to lower …c950
– HONISH † to bring to disgrace; to dishonour, to insult; to destroy, to ruin, to put an end to …a1325
- JAPE † to mock, to deride, to scoff; to insult …c1440
– JOE to insult and ridicule a person …1861 Aust. & NZ sl.
– KEG to annoy, to vex, to insult, to give sharp offense; to grieve …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MEAN-MOUTH to malign; to scold; to insult; to give a tongue-lashing to … c1960 Amer. dial.
– MOUTH OFF to insult …1958 US sl.
– NICK to answer in a mocking, insulting, cutting manner …1887 Sc.
– PLAY IN SOMEONE’S FAMILY to indulge in a bout of ritualized name-calling, based on insulting each other’s mother …1920s US Black sl.
– PLAY IN THE FAMILY to indulge in a bout of ritualized name-calling, based on insulting each other’s mother …1920s US Black sl.
– RANK OUT to kid or tease a person; to harass, to insult …1966 Amer. dial.
– RANK to insult or put down someone, esp. within one’s social group …1958 US Black sl.
– RANK ON to insult, often by ritual insults directed at the other person’s mother …1950s sl.
– SCREAM to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1972 Amer. sl.
– SCREAM COLD ON to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1980 Amer. sl.
– SCREAM ON to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1970 Amer. sl.
– SHIT ON to treat with contempt, to insult; to mistreat …1624 sl.
– SHOOT ON to belittle; to insult; to verbally attack …1960s US Black sl.
– SIGNIFY to engage in ritualist insults, goading and teasing …1932 US sl., chiefly Black usage
– SNAP ON to insult, esp. publicly and in a sort of competitive way …1990s Amer. sl.
– SOUND to speak or inform; to tease someone; to flirt; to insult someone in a semi-formal quasi-friendly competition …1959 US sl.
– SULT to insult …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TALK THAT TALK to indulge in ritual name-calling, esp. based on insulting one’s opponent’s mother …1930s US Black sl.
– TING † to whip; to scold severely; to chide; to assail with insults …1746 Eng. dial.
– TOP † to insult …a1700
insult – interjections/phrases
– AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO! used ironically in response to a disparagement or an insult …1976 UK sl.
– GO DIP YOUR EYE IN HOT COCKY CACK! an insult …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– OSAMA YO MAMA used as a general insult …2002 US teen sl.
– THAT’S YOUR MAMMY! used as a general insult or intentionally provocative remark, or as a retort in response to such a remark …1942 Amer. dial.
– UNPROFESSIONAL, THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE used as a humorous if pointed insult …1997 US sl.
– UP YOUR BUM! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …1910s Aust. sl.
– UP YOUR BUM CHUM! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– UP YOUR DATE MATE! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– UP YOUR JUMPER! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …1920s Aust. sl.
– UP YOUR NOSE! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– UP YOUR NOSE WITH A RUBBER HOSE! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …1979 sl.
– UP YOUR NOSE WITH A RUBBER HOSE AND TWICE AS FAR WITH A CHOCOLATE BAR! an exclamation of scornful dismissal, rejection, insult, contempt, etc. …Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– YO’ MAMA! used as a general insult or intentionally provocative remark, or as a retort in response to such a remark …1971 Amer. dial.
– YOU’D MAKE A BLOWFLY SICK! an insult …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
INSULTED – adjectives
– BENT OUT OF SHAPE angry; insulted …Bk2006 US sl.
INSULTER – person
– TAUNTER a reproacher; an insulter …1558
INSULTING – adjectives
– AFFRONTOUS †* full of affront; insulting; hostile …1598
– OPPROBRIOUS † of actions, feelings, etc.: offering or disposed to offer indignity; insulting, insolent …1630
– SARCASMOUS † sarcastic; insulting …1663
insulting – nouns
– RANKING the act of insulting, usually one’s family, and esp. one’s mother …1960s US Black sl.
insulting – person
– SIGNIFIER one who boasts or makes insulting remarks …1930s US Black sl.
insulting – phrases
– READ MY LIPS used to convey that one is thinking something insulting or obscene but choosing not to speak it …1980s sl.
INSURANCE – person
– DEAD MAN a weekly insurance collector …1930s Irish sl.
– WAGERER a holder of an insurance policy …1712
insurance – verbs
– BOARD WITH AUNT POLLY to draw insurance for sickness or accident …1931 Amer. logging sl.
INSURRECTION – nouns
– SULLEVATION † insurrection; a murderous intention …1611
– SULLIVATION † insurrection; a murderous intention …1605
insurrection – verbs
– MAKE HEAD AGAINST to resist; to rise in insurrection or revolt against; to advance in spite of …1577-87
– TAKE A HEAD † to make insurrection; to raise a tumult …1678
INSOLENCE – nouns