INTERN – person
– TERN an intern …1970s Amer. medical sl.
INTERNALLY – adverbs
– INLY inwardly, internally …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
INTERNET – adjectives
– CYBERIAN of a person: enthusiastically involved with computer technology, esp. virtual reality or the internet …1993
– CYBERPHOBIC reluctant to use computers or the internet …1981
internet – nouns
– CYBER AFFAIR a romantic affair in which all contact takes place via the internet …1994
– CYBERCAFE an establishment, orig. and esp. one serving food and drink, with multiple computer terminals providing access to the internet, usually for a fee …1994
– CYBERCAST a text-based electronic bulletin of information, news, etc., published over the internet; later, a live broadcast of an event, etc. on the internet, typically in real time …1992
– CYBERCRIME a crime committed using computers or the internet …1991
– CYBERCULTURE the social conditions brought about by widespread automation and computerization; later, the culture surrounding computers and the internet …1963
– CYBERPHOBIA fear of or anxiety about computer technology; a reluctance to use computers or, later, the internet …1981
– CYBERSHOP a facility, esp. a website, which allows a person to browse through or purchase goods, services, etc. over the internet …1994
– CYBERSLACKING the habitual use of a company internet connection for personal or recreational reasons during working hours …1996
– CYBERSPEAK jargon relating to computers or the internet …1991
– CYBERSQUATTING the practice of registering as an internet domain name a well-known company, brand, or personal name, or a name likely to be confused with one, in the hope of later selling it at a profit to the holder of the name …1996
– DIGERATI the people who earn large amounts of money through internet-related business
– EGO-SURFING surfing the Internet in search of one’s own name …2000s sl.
– EVIL TWIN an illegal duplicate of an internet sign-in page into which people enter passwords and credit card numbers, thinking they are signing up for the real thing …Bk2006 US sl.
– FLAMAGE incendiary rhetoric used in a computer posting or Internet discussion group …1983 US sl.
– FLAME an insulting or aggressive e-mail or Internet discussion group posting …1983 US sl.
– FLAMEBAIT a message posted in an Internet discussion group for the express purpose of soliciting insulting messages …1995 US sl.
– FLAMEFEST a protracted exchange of insulting and inflammatory messages on an Internet discussion group …1995 US sl.
– FLAME WAR a virulent exchange of insulting messages in an Internet discussion group …1995 US sl.
– FLAMING using ‘bulletin boards’ and other communications links to circulate obscene messages, pictures, etc. …1980s sl.
– FLASH MOB a group of people coordinated by email and social media to meet to perform some predetermined action at a particular place and time and then disperse quickly
– INFOBAHN – the information superhighway, the Internet …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO the amount of useful content found on an Internet site …1997 US sl.
– TROLL a message posted on an Internet discussion group with the hope of attracting a vitriolic response …1997 US sl.
Internet – person
– BANDWIDTH HUGGER someone who fights spam; so called because he or she won’t yield any bandwidth to junk email …Bk2006 Amer. Internet sl.
– BARNEY a temporary, opportunistic Internet user; people who are online only for the length of a free access offer from AOL or MSN …Bk2006 Amer. Internet sl.
– BEBOER a user of the social-networking website Bebo.com, launched in 2006, describing itself as ‘a company that dreams up ideas for fun social apps’ …21C
– CYBER-BULLY a person who engages in cyber-bullying …1995
– CYBERCRIMINAL a person who commits crime using computers or the internet …1993
– CYBERCROOK a person who commits crime using computers or the internet …1992
– CYBERIAN an enthusiastic user of computer technology, esp. virtual reality or the internet …1991
– CYBERLIBERTARIAN a person who opposes government regulation of the internet …1994
– CYBERNAUT a computer user or programmer; later, an habitual or expert user of the internet …1973
– CYBERPHOBE a person who fears or is anxious about computer technology; a reluctant user of computers or, later, the internet …1981
– CYBERSHOPPER a person who browses through or purchases goods, services, etc. over the internet …1994
– CYBERSLACKER 1. a person involved in computer technology or the internet, who is perceived to be a slacker …1993
2. a person who habitually uses a company internet connection for personal or recreational reasons during working hours …1999
– CYBERSQUATTER 1. * a person who joins an internet discussion group to post messages which are antagonistic to other members …1995
2. a person who registers a well-known company, brand, or personal name as an internet domain name, in the hope of later selling it at a profit to the holder of the name …1996
– CYBERSURFER a person who uses or browses the internet …1993
– CYBRARIAN a person who is practised at finding information on the internet on behalf of others, or who compiles or administers a library of reference material online …1991
– FLAMER a person who writes excited and angry notes on a computer forum or news group …Bk2006 US sl.
– GATE CRASHERS Internet users who barge into a conversation with a bogus message …Bk2006 Amer. Internet sl.
– LAMER an uninformed internet user who passes himself off as an expert …1997 sl.
– MOUSE POTATO a person who spends large amounts of leisure time using a computer, esp. surfing the Internet …1994
– NERDVANA the world of computer enthusiasts who surf the Internet every night …1995 Can. sl.
– PAIN IN THE NET a person who posts inflammatory attacks on Internet discussion groups …1991 US sl.
– SILVER SURFER an elderly or retired person who uses the internet …1997 colloq.
– SNIPER a person who posts inflammatory attacks on the Internet …2001 US sl.
– YOUTUBER a frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, esp. someone who produces and appears in videos on the site …2006
Internet – verbs
– CYBERCAST originally, to publish a text-based electronic bulletin over the internet; later, to broadcast an event, etc. on the internet, typically in real time …1992
– CYBERSHOP to browse through or purchase goods, services, etc. over the internet …1993
– CYBERSQUAT to register as an internet domain name for the purposes of cybersquatting …1999
– CYBERSURF to use or browse the internet or another computer network …1993
– FLAME to post insulting personal attacks on others posting messages on an Internet bulletin board or in an Internet discussion group, or to send an insulting personal attack by e-mail …1981 US sl.
– GANK in Internet game-playing: to ‘kill’ a player, esp. unfairly …2003 UK sl.
INTERPRET – verbs
– DECLARE † to make clear or plain anything that is obscure or imperfectly understood; to clear up, to explain, to elucidate, to interpret …c1325
– INTERPRETATE † to interpret …c1522 rare or obs.
– LINKISTER to interpret …1896 Amer. dial.
– OPEN † to unfold the sense of; to expound, to explain, to interpret …c1200
– PLUCK THE GRASS TO KNOW WHERE THE WIND SITS † to interpret a situation or infer a fact by studying signs or indications; to interpret the signs of the times …a1670
– TARPIT † aphetic form of to interpret …1835 Sc.
INTERPRETATION – nouns
– DECLARATION † the act of making clear or clearing up anything obscure or not understood; elucidation, explanation, interpretation …c1374
INTERPRETED – adjectives
– INTERPRETATE †* interpreted, understood …1526
INTERPRETER – person
– BEACH-MAN a person on the coast of Africa who acts as interpreter to ship masters, and assists them in conducting the trade …1867
– DECLARER † one who explains or interprets …1527
– HERMENEUT an interpreter, esp. of scriptural texts; specifically, one of those employed in the early Church to interpret the service to worshippers who used a different language …1857
– HERMENEUTIST one versed in hermeneutics (the interpretation of scriptural texts); an interpreter …1836
– HYPOPHET an interpreter, an expounder …a1843
– INTERPRETATER an interpreter …1938 Amer. dial.
– LANGUISTER an interpreter …1713 Amer. dial.
– LATIMER † an interpreter …c1205
– LEINGISTER an interpreter …c1920 Amer. dial.
– LINGISTER an interpreter …c1920 Amer. dial.
– LINGUISTER an interpreter …1645
– LINKISTER an interpreter …1896 Amer. dial.
– LINKSTER an interpreter …1868 Amer. dial.
– MOONSHEE a learned man, professor, or teacher, esp. a Mohammedan teacher of languages; an interpreter; also a secretary …Bk1865 Anglo-Indian
– TERPS an interpreter …World War I Amer. sl.
INTERROGATE – verbs
– APPOSE † to confront with objections or hard questions; to examine; to interrogate …ME
– BONE to interrogate a suspect …1966 UK criminal and police usage
– CATECHIZE to question or interrogate systematically or at length; esp. to question or examine with a view to reproof or condemnation; to take to task …1604
– GUZZLE to arrest, to interrogate …1936 UK & Amer. criminals’ sl.
– OPPOSE † to confront with objections or hard questions; to examine, to interrogate, to question …c1386
– PUMP to interrogate someone …1656 UK sl.
– QUIZ to interrogate, to cross-question; to ask inquisitive question; to make prying inquiries …1848 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAG to question closely, to interrogate …2000s sl.
– TARRAGAT to interrogate, to question strictly and persistently; to tease, to torment with questions; to pester …1825 Sc.
INTERROGATION – nouns
– CATECHISM a course of question and answer; a course of interrogation put to candidates, etc. …1596
– GAFF police examination or interrogation …1929 UK sl.
– OPPOSAL † the putting of posing questions; examination, interrogation; a posing question; a puzzle, enigma, riddle …1426
– OPPOSING † confronting with hostile or hard questions; interrogation …c1440
– TARRAGATION an interrogation, a strict cross-examination …1864 Sc.
interrogation – verbs
– ACE to resist interrogation or cross-examination tenaciously and successfully …1929 US criminals’ sl.
– FADE to withstand interrogation …1960s US criminals’ sl.
interrogation – interjections
– DEED! an exclamation of confirmation or interrogation …1806 Sc.
INTERROGATIVE – adjectives
– QUESITIVE interrogative …1891
INTERROGATOR – person
– HECKLEE a person who is the target of hostile comments or probing questions; one who undergoes heckling or hostile interrogation …1895
– QUERIST one who asks or inquires; a questioner, interrogator …1633
INTERROGATORY – adjectives
– PYSMATIC †* interrogatory, questioning, inquiring …1652
INTERRUPT – adjectives
– VARDY speaking so as to interrupt conversation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
interrupt – person
– BUTTINSKI, BUTTINSKY one who interrupts or interferes; a meddler …1902 Amer. dial.
– SNOUTBAND † one who rudely interrupts conversation …Bk1886
interrupt – verbs
– ABRUPT †* to break off, to sever; to interrupt suddenly …1643
– BUTT IN to intrude or interrupt; to meddle …1899 Amer. sl.
– BUTT OUT to refrain from interrupting or intruding …1906 Amer. sl.
– CATCH UP to interrupt, to stop …1840
– CHIME IN to interrupt and intrude in a conversation or discussion; to give unasked-for advice or an opinion …20C Amer. sl.
– COME IN WITH FIVE EGGS † to break in fussily with an idle story …1541
– CUT UP SHORT † to cut short, to interrupt …1607
– FORBREAK † to break through, to interrupt …c1250
– INTERTURB † to disturb by interruption …1554
– LET ALL HOLTS GO to relax or lose one’s grip; to abandon one’s position; to suddenly interrupt or stop what one is doing …1894 Amer. dial.
– LET LOOSE ALL HOLTS to relax or lose one’s grip; to abandon one’s position; to suddenly interrupt or stop what one is doing …1943 Amer. dial.
– LIP IN to interrupt …1899 US sl.
– MAR † to hamper, to hinder, to interfere with, to interrupt or stop a person, event, or thing …c1000
– MOZ to hinder, to interrupt someone; to jinx someone …c1920 Aust. sl.
– MOZZLE to hinder, to interrupt …1920s Aust. sl.
– OBROGATE † to check or interrupt one in his tale; to gainsay …1656
– PICK UP FAG-ENDS to listen in to other people’s conversations and attempt to comment upon them or join in; to overhear or to interrupt; esp. used as ‘don’t pick up fag-ends’ …1910s sl.
– SPEAK IN A MAN’S CAST † to speak during his part; to interrupt …1580
– TAKE to check, to ‘pull up’, to interrupt …1637 Eng. dial.
– TAKE UP to answer shortly and hastily; to interrupt in order to correct; to defeat in an argument …1899 Sc.
INTERRUPTING, INTERRUPTION – nouns
– ABRUPTION a breaking off; an interruption; a sudden break, as in a narrative etc. …1606 arch.
– CAESURA a break, a stop, an interruption …L16
– FOFARRAW a loud disturbance or interruption; a commotion …Bk1974 Amer. dial.
– FOOFOORAW a loud disturbance or interruption; a commotion …Bk1974 Amer. dial.
– OBROGATION † an interrupting or hindering …1658
INTERSECT – verbs
– DECUSS * to cross, to intersect, to lie across, so as to form a figure like the letter X …1782
– DECUSSATE to cross, to intersect, to lie across, so as to form a figure like the letter X …1658
INTERSECTING – adjectives
– DECUSSANT †* intersecting …1685
– DECUSSATIVE †* crossed over each other, intersecting, cross-shaped …1658
INTERSECTION – nouns
– CUTTING † an intersection …1598
– DECUSSATION the crossing of lines, rays, etc. so as to form a figure like the letter X; intersection …1656
– TURKEYFOOT an intersection of four roads other than a crossroads …1984 Amer. dial.
INTERTWINE – verbs
– IMPLICATE to intertwine; to wreathe, to twist, or knit together; to entwine, to entangle …1610
INTERTWINED – adjectives
– IMPLICATE * intertwined, twisted together …1536
INTERVAL – adverbs
– BETWEEN-HANDS at intervals …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BETWEEN-WHILES at intervals …1677
– FAR-BETWEEN occurring at long intervals; infrequent …1743
– IN SNATCHES at intervals …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
interval – nouns
– AMELL-TIMES intervals …B1900 Eng. dial.
– AMELL-WHILES intervals …B1900 Eng. dial.
– BETWEEN-SPACE † intervening time, interval …a1641
– NEEDLE the space of time required to knit the stitches off one knitting-needle; a short interval …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
interval – phrases
– NOT THE LENGTH OF A STREET a small interval …1893 sl.
INTERVENE – verbs
– CHOP IN to intervene suddenly in a conversation …Bk1999
– NEB to intervene in another’s business; to intrude, to interfere …1893 chiefly N. Eng. & Amer. dial.
INTERVIEW – nouns
– BUZZ a quizzing; an interviewing with an ulterior purpose, as by a criminal or a police officer …1929 Amer. sl.
interview – verbs
– BUZZ to question a person; to interview …1871 Amer. sl.
– CHAT UP to interview …1970s sl.
INTERWEAVE – verbs
– IMPLEACH * to entwine, to interweave …1597 poetic
INTESTINES – nouns (also see ENTRAILS)
– ARSE-ROPES † the intestines …a1382
– BAGS the stomach; entrails …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– BELLY the bowels …c1340
– CHICKEN HOCKEY one’s intestines, innards, i.e. the ‘stuffing’ …1970s US sl.
– CHICKLETS the intestines of hogs or fowl prepared as food …1970 Amer. dial.
– CHITLETS the intestines of hogs or fowl prepared as food …1939 Amer. dial.
– CHITLINGS the small intestines of animals used for food …13C
– CHITLINS the human intestines …1785 sl.
– CHITTERLINGS 1. the small intestines of animals used for food …13C
2. the human intestines …1785 sl.
– COMIC CUTS intestines …1945 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘guts’
– COMICS intestines …1945 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘guts’
– DRIDDLES the intestines of an animal slain for food …19C Sc.
– GORMY-RUDDLES the intestines …B1900 sl.
– GUTS one’s insides, the contents; the belly; the intestines …a1000
– GUZINTERS an animals innards …1910s Aust. sl.
– HARIGALDS the viscera or pluck of an animal …1737 Sc.
– HARSLET a piece of meat to be roasted, esp. part of the entrails of a hog; also, the heart, liver, etc. of other animals, as sheep, calf, etc. …a1300
– HASE the liver, heart, and lights of a pigs; these parts seasoned, wrapped up in the omentum, and roasted …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HASLET a piece of meat to be roasted, esp. part of the entrails of a hog; also, the heart, liver, etc. of other animals, as sheep, calf, etc. …a1300
– HASTE the heart, liver, lungs, or lights of an animal, esp. a pig …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HASTELINGS the heart, liver, lungs, or lights of a pig …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INGANGS the intestines, entrails …1824 Sc.
– INMEAT the edible viscera of any animal; the intestines …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– INNARDS intestines …1825 sl.
– INSIDE intestines …1741 sl.
– INSIDES intestines …1840 sl.
– INTESTINALS the intestines; the organs inside the body …1968 Amer. dial.
– INTIMMERS the intestines …1824 Sc.
– INWARDS the inner parts of the body, the inside; the entrails, intestines, etc. of animals, esp. of pigs …1658 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– KENTUCKY OYSTERS intestines, usually of hogs, prepared as food …1898 Amer. dial.
– KISHKA intestines …1959 sl.
– KISHKE intestines …1959 sl.
– KISHKEH intestines …1959 sl.
– KISHKER intestines …1959 sl.
– LIGHTS the lungs, esp. of an animal; broadly, the internal organs …1848 Amer. dial.
– MANIFOLD the intestines or bowels …c1280 Eng. dial.
– MANIFOLDS the intestines or bowels …c1280 Eng. dial.
– OFFALMENT the intestines of animals …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAUNCHINGS the intestines of animal, esp. as used for food, tripe served in potato soup …1866 Sc.
– PUDDINGS the guts …M15 colloq.
– SHITBAGS intestines …1937 sl.
– SINGLES † entrails, intestines …1567
– THARM the belly or intestines of a man or beast …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TOM THUMBS the intestines of a hog …1887 Amer. dial.
– WALLIES the intestines …1825 Sc.
– WRINKLES chitterlings …1970s US Black sl.
intestines – verbs
– BOWEL-RACK to cut or wound so that the intestines are exposed …1953 Amer. dial.
INTIMACY – nouns
– PACKNESS friendship, harmony, familiarity, intimacy …1825 Sc.
– THICKNESS familiarity, intimacy, friendliness …1895 Eng. dial.
– THRONG † friendship; intimacy …1768 Sc.
INTIMATE – adjectives
– ACE of a friend: intimate, closest …1944 US sl., esp. Black usage
– ALL-IN-ALL very intimate …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BIG friendly, intimate, ‘thick’ …Bk1898 Sc.
– BUDGE intimate, familiar …1890 Amer. dial.
– CLOSE AS STINK ON SHIT very close; intimate; inseparable …Bk2006 US sl.
– DOG-THICK † as ‘thick’ as dogs, intimate …a1810
– FAMILARY familiar, acquainted, intimate, friendly …c1450
– FAR BEN intimate, friendly, in great favour with …1725 Sc.
– FAST very near, intimate …1885 Eng. dial.
– FAST AND THICK very near, intimate …1885 Eng. dial.
– GREAT AS INKLE-WEAVERS, AS very friendly or intimate together …1890 Sc.
– HAIL-FELLOW on a most intimate footing; over familiar or unduly intimate …1580
– HAIL-FELLOW-WELL-MET on a most intimate footing; over familiar or unduly intimate …1581
– HAIL-MATE † on a most intimate footing; over familiar or unduly intimate …1577
– HAND IN GLOVE in an intimate relationship or close association …colloq.
– HEART-TO-HEART intimate …L19 sl.
– INTERMENT intimate, friendly, ‘thick’ …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INTIMATED intimate …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INTIRE † intimate, heart and soul with …1747 Sc.
– LIKE FUNK ON A SKUNK very close, extremely intimate …1960s US Black sl.
– LIKE STANK ON SHIT very close, extremely intimate …1960s US Black sl.
– LIKE STINK ON GLUE very close, extremely intimate …1960s US Black sl.
– LIKE STINK ON SHIT very close, extremely intimate …1960s US Black sl.
– LOVING AS INKLE-WEAVERS, AS very friendly or intimate together …1822 Sc.
– MATELY * friendly, sociable, intimate …1822
– MATEY friendly or intimate; on good terms …Brit. colloq.
– NARROW †* of friendship: close, intimate …1556
– NEAR † closely related to; intimate with …c1470
– NECESSARY †* closely related or connected; intimate …1382
– NOB-A-NOB intimate, close, friendly …M19 sl.
– PACK on intimate and friendly terms, linked by mutual feeling or understanding; in league, confederate …1701 Sc.
– PACKT intimate, friendly; of animals: tame, docile …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUARTER TO NINE, A of a relation between people: very close …1980 Amer. dial.
– QUEME † of persons: friendly or well-disposed to, intimate with …c1325
– QUIM AND COSH intimate and familiar …1723 Sc.
– TERRIBLE very intimate, ‘thick’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS A DOZEN IN A BED of people: very close, intimate; crowded, in crowded conditions …1868 Amer. dial.
– THICK AS BEES very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1902 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS BLACKBERRIES very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1894 Ireland
– THICK AS CROWDY very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …Bk1905 Sc.
– THICK AS DARBY AND JOAN very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1882 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS DICK AND LEDDY very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS DICK AND LIDDY very intimate …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS FIVE IN A BED of people: very close, intimate; crowded, in crowded conditions …1855 Amer. dial.
– THICK AS FOUR IN A BED of people: very close, intimate; crowded, in crowded conditions …1942 Amer. dial.
– THICK AS GLUE close, intimate
– THICK AS HARRY AND MARY very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS HERRINGS IN A BARREL very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS INKLE-MAKERS, AS very friendly or intimate together …1857 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS INKLE-WEAVERS very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1866 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS THACK very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1889 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS THEY CAN DICKER very intimate …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS THICK very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1887 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS THIEVES in close association, familiar, intimate, inseparable …1833 UK sl.
– THICK AS THREE IN A BED of people: very friendly, intimate; crowded, in crowded conditions …1844 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– THICK AS TWO DOGS’ HEADS very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …1896 Eng. dial.
– THICK AS TWO IN A BED very friendly and intimate; on exceedingly good terms …Bk1905 Sc.
– THRANG intimate, familiar, friendly; esp. used in a bad sense …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THRONG intimate, familiar, friendly; esp. used in a bad sense …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THROUGH-OTHER living close together; intimate …1815 Sc.
– THROUTHER living close together; intimate …1815 Sc.
– UPTIGHT intimate, very friendly …1969 Amer. dial.
– VEHEMENT † very close or intimate …1596
intimate – nouns
– HAIL-FELLOW † the state of intimate friends …1684
– HEART-TO-HEART an intimate talk …1910s sl., orig. US
intimate – person
– HAIL-FELLOW † an intimate or familiar associate …1650
– INGLE an intimate, a dear friend …1601 sl.
– INWARD an intimate …1603 sl.
– PARTICS particular friends, intimates …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YAGA YAGA a friend; an intimate …2000 W. Indies Rasta
intimate – verbs
– BOARD to become intimate with …Bk1911 Sc.
– CHECK to have an intimate relationship with someone …1998 UK Black youth usage
– COSY UP TO to become intimate with; to ingratiate oneself with …1930s sl., orig. US
– HOB AND NOB to fraternize, to be on intimate terms …M19 sl.
– HOB-NOBBLE to talk intimately and confidentially together …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NEIGHBOUR to associate with; to be on intimate terms; to visit; to go about gossiping …1859 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RIDE THE RIGGEN to be very intimate …Bk1903 Eng. dial. sl.
INTIMATELY – adverbs
– HAND FOR NEIVE hand in glove, intimately, familiarly, close together …1813 Sc.
– HAND TO NEIVE hand in glove, intimately, familiarly, close together …1787 Sc.
– ONE-AWAY intimately, on a one-to-one …1990s W. Indies sl.
– PACKLIE in a friendly manner, intimately, familiarly …1844 Sc.
INTIMATION – nouns
– MEANING an intimation, a hint, likelihood; a slight symptom …1839 Eng. dial.
INTIMIDATE – person
– CYBERBULLY someone who uses electronic communication to hurt, persecute, or intimidate people
– FRIGHTENER a member of a criminal gang who intimidates the victims of its activities …1962 sl.
– HATCHET MAN a person who carries out controversial or unpopular tasks in a company, such as the dismissal or intimidation of others …1948
– HEAVY a strongly built man employed to intimidate others with violence, or threats of violence …1936 sl.
intimidate – verbs
– ACCOWARD † to render cowardly; to intimidate, to cow, to make faint-hearted …1530
– BUFFALO to frighten or intimidate someone, esp. by bluff …1891 US sl.
– BULLDOSE to intimidate, to coerce, to force through violence …L19 sl.
– BULLDOZE to intimidate, to coerce, to force through violence …L19 sl.
– DANTON to subdue, to overcome, to vanquish; to tame; to intimidate …1535 Sc.
– DARE to keep under, to abash, to intimidate …1805 Sc.
– DAUNTON to subdue, to overcome, to vanquish; to tame; to intimidate …1535 Sc.
– GET AT to intimidate …1871
– HECTOR to intimidate by bluster or threats; to domineer over, to bully …M17
– HIGH-PRESSURE to pressurize, to intimidate …1920s sl.
– MAU-MAU to intimidate …1970 US sl.
– PSYCH OUT to intimidate or frighten …colloq.
– PUT THE FRIGHTENERS ON SOMEONE to menace, threaten, or intimidate …1958 Brit. police & criminals’ sl.
– RAUNCH to swagger, to bully, to intimidate …c1939 Amer. dial.
– SANDBAG to intimidate …1920s US sl.
– SELL A WOLF TICKET to threaten, to intimidate …1960s US Black sl.
– SELL A WOOF TICKET to threaten, to intimidate …1960s US Black sl.
– VIBE OUT to intimidate someone …1983 UK sl.
– WOLF to frighten, to intimidate…1970 Amer. dial.
– WOOF to engage in behaviour, esp. speech, intended to impress, to boast, esp. menacingly, intimidate, or provoke; to bluff, to kid …1931 Amer. dial.
intimidate – interjections
– SAY MY NAME! an exclamation used to intimidate or used for celebration …1990s US teen sl.
INTIMIDATED – person
– HERB an unassertive, easily intimidated person …Bk1993 street sl.
– MILIQUANT TOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
– MILKY-TOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
– MILQUETOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly, weak person …1938 Amer. dial.
– MR. MILQUETOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1930s sl.
INTIMIDATING – adjectives
– BADASS belligerent or intimidating; tough; bad; nasty …M20 sl., orig. & chiefly US
intimidating – person
– ASS-KICKER a physically aggressive, violent, or intimidating person …1962 US sl.
– BABY a mean or intimidating man; a tough guy …1939 Amer. sl.
– BAD-ASS an unpleasant, aggressive, intimidating, or uncompromising person; a dangerous, browbeating individual; a bully …1956 sl., orig. & chiefly US
INTIMIDATION – nouns
– FEAR † intimidation …1426
– WOLF TICKET a threat or other act of intimidation used to coerce ….1974 US sl.
INTERN – person