Reverse Dictionary: LO – LOE


LOAD – adjectives
– SARCINARIOUS † belonging to packs, etc.; serving to carry burdens or loads …1656
load – nouns 
– BACK-BURDEN a load borne on the back …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BALLAST to load, to burden, to weigh down …1566 arch.
– BARGAIN a load, esp. a wagon load …1892 Eng. dial.
– BIRN a burden; a load carried on the back …Bk1911 Sc. 
– CARRIAGE † something carried; a burden, a load …1458
– FACK a quantity, a load …Bk1900 Ireland
– FARGILL a small load of anything …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– JAG 1. a load (usually a small cart-load) of hay, wood, etc. …1597 Eng. dial.
2. a load for the back; a peddler’s wallet …1787 Eng. dial.
3. a journey; the carrying or carting of a load …1899 Eng. dial.
– LADEN † a load, a burden …1773 Sc.
– LAST † a load, burden, weight carried …c1000
– LAZY-MAN’S BURDEN an awkwardly large load carried to avoid making two trips …1946 sl. Amer. dial.
– LAZY-MAN’S LOAD 1. an awkwardly large load carried to avoid making two trips; an inconveniently large burden …1811 sl. Amer. dial.
2. a half or partial load …1967 Amer. dial.
– PACKALD † a pack, a bundle; a burden, a load; a packet …c1440
– PACK-A-LUGE a heavy load not easily moved …1777 Eng. dial.
– PACKLE a bundle, a small load, a burden, a pack-load …1743 Sc.
– PAUCHLE a bundle, a small load, a burden, a pack-load …1743 Sc.
– RAKE a load, as much as can be carried on one journey; a large quantity …Bk1905 Sc.
– SHIRTTAIL a small load or amount …1940 Amer. dial.
– SHIRTTAILFUL a small load or amount …1909 Amer. dial.
– SHIRTTAIL LOAD a small load or amount …1941 Amer. dial.
– SUMMAGE † a load …c1660
– TICKET a small load of anything …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOTE a load to be carried; a job of carrying; broadly, a task …1884 Amer. dial.
load – verbs
– CARK † to load, to burden …a1300
– LADE to load …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAST †* to load, to burden …a1300
– LOADEN to load …1795 Amer. dial.
– ONERATE † to load, to burden, to oppress …c1535
– SARCINATE † to load a beast of burden …1623
 
LOADED – adjectives
– LOADENED loaded …1795 Amer. dial.
– ONUST †* laden, loaded, burdened …1604
– ONUSTED †* loaded, burdened …1657
– SCUPPERS UNDER of a person: fully loaded, weighted down …1996 Amer. dial
– YCARKED † loaded, burdened …1340
 
LOADING – nouns
– ONERATION †* the act of loading or burdening; loading or filling the stomach, taking of food …1651
– SARCINATION † a loading with packs or ‘fardels’ …1658
 
LOAF – verbs
– ALLACK to idle away time; to loiter, to loaf, to play …1897 Eng. dial.
– ARSE AROUND to idle, to loaf, to loiter, to fool about, to act irresponsibly, to trifle …1664
– ARSLE to loaf; to idle about restlessly; to be lazy and aimless …c1960 Amer. dial.
– ASSHOLE AROUND to loaf; to trifle; to wander idly about; to waste time …1968 Amer. sl.
– ASSLE to loaf; to idle about restlessly; to be lazy and aimless …c1960 Amer. dial.
– ASSLE AROUND to loaf, to wander idly about …1920 Amer. sl.
– BAG IT to loaf, to malinger, to evade one’s duty …1978 military sl.
– BANDGE to idle, to loaf …1914 Amer. dial.
– BANGE to idle about, to loaf; to take advantage of another’s hospitality …1886 Amer. dial.
– BASH THE SPINE to idle, to waste time, to loaf around …1940s Aust. sl.
– BEAT AROUND to potter, to trifle, to loaf or idle; to gad about; to wander aimlessly …1960 Amer. dial.
– BEEF to loaf; to waste time …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– BROWSE to wander about idly; to loaf, to dawdle …1965 Amer. dial.
– BROWSE AROUND to wander about idly; to loaf, to dawdle …1884 Amer. dial.
– BUM to knock about; to wander around, to loaf …1883 US colloq.
– CADDLE to loaf, to loiter, to potter about, to fuss, to trifle …1892 Eng. dial.
– CAG-MAG to loaf, to loiter about …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALF AROUND to loaf around …1936 US cowboys’ usage
– CALF ROUND to idle about, to loaf …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DEAD to loaf around; to idle …20C US sl.
– DEADBEAT to loaf, to sponge, to malinger; to avoid doing a thing; to defraud …1881 US sl.
– DO A NEVER to shirk; to loaf …1946 nautical sl.
– FAKE OFF to loaf, to idle …1950s Amer. sl.
– FAT ASS to loaf, to idle …1960s US sl.
– FIDDLE-FART to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1975 Amer. dial.
– FIDDLE-FART AROUND to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1972 Amer. sl.
– FIDDLEFUCK AROUND to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1984 Amer. dial.
– FORNICATE THE POODLE to waste time; to loaf on the job …1910s US sl.
– HACK AROUND to loaf, to lounge, to idle; to ramble around; to waste time …1888 Amer. sl.
– HACK OFF to idle; to loaf; to lounge; to go about aimlessly looking for distraction; to gad or fool about; to waste time …1888 US sl.
– HALLOCK ABOUT to idle away time; to loiter, to loaf, to play …1897 Eng. dial.
– HAZE ABOUT to roam about aimlessly; to loaf about …1841
– JACK THE DOG to loaf, to shirk work …1988 Amer. dial.
– JELLY (AROUND) to loaf about, esp. at a drugstore or other informal eating place; to loiter for idle conversation  …1931 Amer. dial.
– JIM (AROUND) to do odd jobs; to loaf about, to potter, to trifle …1912 Amer. dial.
– LAMP to pass time idly, without purpose; to loaf; to relax …1988 US rap music usage
– LAY OUT to stay away from work, school, or other commitments, usually without permission; to loaf; to malinger …1896 Amer. dial.
– LAY UP to rest, to idle, to loiter, to loaf, to take it easy, to relax …1858 Amer. dial.
– LIG to loaf about …1960 sl.
– LOUSE to waste time; to loaf, loiter, or idle about …1966 Amer. dial.
– LOUSE AROUND to waste time; to loaf, loiter, or idle about …c1920 Amer. dial.
– MIKE to loiter, to idle way time, to loaf …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MOKE to loaf or lounge about; to idle …1863 Eng. dial.
– MOOCH to move slowly or apathetically; to idle about, to loaf …1927 Amer. dial.
– MULL to proceed in a lazy or aimless manner; to dawdle, to loaf; to move sluggishly …1879 Amer. dial.
– PILF to wander about idly, to loaf, to loiter …1919 Amer. dial.
– PILFER to wander about idly, to loaf, to loiter …1919 Amer. dial.
– PILFER AROUND to loaf, to loiter, to wander about idly …1974 Amer. dial.
– POKE THE PUPPY to mark time, to loaf, to shirk work …1989 Amer. dial.
– RAT AROUND to loaf about, to idle …1857 Amer. dial.
– SANGO to saunter, to stroll; to loaf, to loiter, to idle …1979 Amer. dial.
– SANKER to saunter, to stroll; to loaf, to loiter, to idle …1963 Amer. dial.
– SANKLE to saunter, to stroll; to loaf, to loiter, to idle …1937 Amer. dial.
– SANKO to saunter, to stroll; to loaf, to loiter, to idle …1949 Amer. dial.
– SCAPEGALLOWS AROUND to go about in an idle or reprehensible manner; to loaf …1953 Amer. dial.
– SCOWBANK to loaf …1901 sl.
– SHACKLE to loaf; to saunter; to mosey …1913 Amer. dial.
– SHACKLE AROUND to loaf; to saunter; to mosey …1913 Amer. dial.
– SHOAL to roam or idle about; to loaf, to saunter …1953 Amer. dial.
– SHOOL, SHULE to roam or idle about; to loaf, to saunter …a1874 Amer. dial.
– SI-FOG to roam or loaf about; to ramble about aimlessly …1968 Amer. dial.
– SI-FOG AROUND to roam or loaf about; to ramble about aimlessly …1993  Amer. dial.
– SI-FUGLE AROUND to loaf about; to walk casually, to drift …1912 Amer. dial.
– SKANK to loaf around …1980s sl.
– SLUFF to loaf …Bk1934 college sl.
– SPINE-BASH to rest or loaf about …1941 Aust. sl.
– STRAVAG to tramp; to loaf; to abscond …1887 Sc. & Irish
– STRAVAIG to tramp; to loaf; to abscond …1887 Sc. & Irish
 
LOAFER – person
– ABBEY-LUBBER a term of reproach for an idle, lazy, thriftless person – loafer …c1750 nautical sl.
– BAKER a loafer, a lounger, an idler …1887 US criminals’ sl.
– BALLY-RANDY a lazy, loafing fellow …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BATLAN a lazy person, a loafer, a good-for-nothing …Bk1982 Yiddish
– BEACHCOMBER an idler; a seashore loafer …1887 sl.
– BEACHIE an idler; a seashore loafer …1967 UK sl.
– BEAT an idle, worthless, or shiftless fellow; a loafer; a layabout; a sponger; a shirker or malingerer …1865 US
– BEATER  a street loafer or ruffian …1509
– BENCH-WHISTLER † (depreciative) one who sits idly whistling on a tavern bench; a tavern loafer; an idler, a good-for-nothing; a term of reproach …1542 
– BLUDGER a loafer or someone who avoids his duties; a parasite …1900 Aust. sl.
– BUM a lazy shiftless person; a habitual loafer …1864 sl.
– BUMMER (derogatory) a vagrant or loafer who lives by begging or scrounging from others …1855 sl., orig. US
– CADGER a beggar, a tramp, a scrounger, a loafer, a petty thief …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CHAIRWARMER a person who sits or lounges idly in a chair; an idler, a loafer; used derisively …1896 US sl.
– COFFEE COOLER one who seeks and secures a duty more congenial than his regular duties; one who is always looking for an easy job; a loafer …World War II Amer. sl.
– DEADBEAT a cadger or sponger; a penniless scrounger; a loafer; a worthless idler; one who will not or cannot pay debts …1871 Amer. sl.
– DEADHEAD a lazy, worthless person or animal; an idler, a loafer; a term of disparagement …1965 Amer. dial.
– DOCK-WALLOPER a waterfront loafer, one who hangs about the wharves …1859 US sl.
– DRUG-STORE COWBOY orig. an idle young swaggerer who hung around drug-store soda fountains trying to press girls; one who loiters or loafs on street corners, etc. …1923 US sl.
– DRY-HASH a miser; also, a loafer …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– FART-OFF a person who shirks responsibilities; a loafer; one who always fools around …1942 Amer. sl.
– FLUNK an idler, a loafer …L19 US sl.
– GALLEY-RANGER a loafer …1852 US nautical sl.
– GAUNT-AT-THE-DOOR  an indolent, useless person, who sits at the door and yawns; an idler, a loafer; one without mental resources …1721 Sc.
– GOOF-OFF a person who is habitually inattentive to duty; a loafer, an idler, a blunderer …1945 US sl., orig. military
– HAM a loafer …1888 US sl.
– HAM-FATTER a loafer, an idler …1882 sl.
– HAM-HANGER one who loafs on the job …Bk1975 Amer. sl. 
– HANG-AROUND an aimless person, an idler, a loafer, a loiterer …1929 sl. 
– HANGAROUNDER an idler, a loafer, a loiterer …1938 Amer. dial.
– HANGER an idler, a loafer, a loiterer …1965 Amer. dial.
– HANGER-ON an idler, a loafer, a loiterer …1950 Amer. dial.
– HARD CASE a reckless scapegrace; an unregenerate loafer; a dissipated person, or any wicked person …1859 Amer. dial.
– HEELERS loafers and idlers of every description, especially those frequenting drinking saloons and on the look out for ‘shady’ work …Bk1890
– HENGSIE a clumsy, awkward person, a clown; a loafer …Bk1866 Sc.
– IDLEBY † an idle fellow; a loafer …1589
– IDLESBY † an idle or lazy fellow; a loafer …1611
– IKE a professional loafer …1906 sl. 
– IKEY-MO a loafer, a layabout, an idler …M19 sl.
– KEDGER a beggar, a tramp, a loafer, a petty thief …1835 Eng. dial.
– LAIDRON † a term of abuse for a lazy, loutish person; a loafer; a slattern, a drab …1718 Sc.
– LAWRENCE a nickname for a lazy person; a loafer; the personification of laziness …1824 Amer. dial.
– LAZY LAURENCE, LAZY LAWRENCE a nickname for a lazy person; a loafer; the personification of laziness …1869 Amer. dial.
– LETHRON † a term of abuse for a lazy, loutish person; a loafer; a slattern, a drab …1718 Sc.
– LOOCHA, LOOCHER, LOOTCHA a blackguard libertine; a lewd loafer …19C Anglo-Indian
– LURK a loafer …1792 Eng. dial.
– MIKER a loafer, a scrounger …L19 sl.
– MOOCHER an idle person; a loafer …1933 Amer. dial.
– MOOTCHER a person who loiters aimlessly; a loafer …1915 colloq.
– MOUCHER a person who loiters aimlessly; a loafer; also, an opportunist poacher or pilferer; a petty thief …a1425 chiefly colloq.
– NATTER a loafer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEVER-SWEAT a lazy person; an idle, worthless person; a loafer; one whose job requires little effort; one who dislikes hard work …1851
– NO-ACCOUNT an idle, worthless person; a loafer; a loiterer …1965 Amer. dial.
– NO-COUNT an idle, worthless person; a loafer, a loiterer …1965 Amer. dial.
– NO-COUNT BUM an idle, worthless person; a loafer, a loiterer …1965 Amer. dial.
– RAINCROW a court house loafer …1939 Amer. dial.
– RODNEY an idler; a loafer; a casual worker; a disreputable character …M19 Eng. dial. & colloq.
– ROUNDER a loafer …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SCOUKAR a loafing, lurking person …1928 Sc.
– SCOWBANK a loafer, a rogue, a rascal …1881 sl.
– SCOWBANKER a loafer; a rogue, a rascal …1864 sl.
– SCOWGIE an idler, a loafer, a ne’er-do-well …1939 Sc. 
– SKULL BANKER a tramp; a swagman; a loafer …1898 Aust. sl.
– SLOWBACK † a slothful or sluggish person; a sluggard; a lazy, idle fellow; a loiterer; a loafer …1577
– SPINEBASHER a loafer or parasite …1946 Aust. sl.
– STREET-HOUND a rough, a bully, a loafer …1872 Amer. sl.
– URGER any parasite or loafer who incurs no risk himself; a sponger, an idler …1952 Aust. sl.
– VAGRANT one of a class of persons who having no settled home or regular work wander from place to place, and maintain themselves by begging or in some other dishonest or disreputable way; an itinerant beggar, idle loafer, or tramp …1444
– WAFFIE a loafer, an idler, a vagrant, a vagabond; a worthless person, a rascal; one addicted to idleness or low,  immoral company …1808 Sc.
– WAFFLES one who hesitates or vacillates; a trifling, undecided person; a loafer, an idle sauntering person …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WARB a lazy, disreputable or slovenly person; an idle person; a loafer …1933 Aust. sl. 
– YARRA BANKER an idler, a loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River …L19 Aust. sl.
– YARRA BENDER an idler, a loafer found on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River …1895 Aust. sl.
 
LOAFING – adjectives
– MOOCHING idling, loafing …M19 sl.
– ON THE SHACK idling or loafing about …1969 Amer. dial.
– PIDDLING trifling, trivial, insignificant; loafing …1899 Amer. dial.
– PISS-PIDDLING trifling; loafing …1965 Amer. dial.
loafing – nouns 
– ABACCERING loafing …20C canalmen’s usage
– BLUDGE an easy job or assignment; a period of loafing …1945 Aust. sl.
– MOONLIGHTING loafing on the job …1969 Amer. dial.
 
LOAN – adjectives
– ON THE CRIPPLE AND CRUTCH looking for a loan …1950s rhyming sl. for ‘touch’
– ON THE LUG seeing a loan; ‘on the borrow’ …20C Brit. sl.
– ON THE TOMMY looking for a loan …20C sl.
loan – nouns 
– BARROWS a loan, esp. of money …1990s W. Indies sl.
– DARBY AND JOAN a loan …1940s Aust. rhyming sl.
– JAWBONE credit; a loan …Bk1896 sl.
– JUICE interest paid to a loan shark …1935 US sl.
– JUICE RACKET usury, loan-sharking, illegal lending …1988 US sl.
– KNOCK-DOWN a loan …1950s Aust. sl.
– LEND a loan …1575 UK
– LENT † the act of lending; loan …a1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LIFT a loan …1953 Amer. carnival sl.
– MACE a sham loan-office …1879 Brit. sl.
– RUB a loan …1914 naval sl.
– TAP a loan, an act of requesting a loan …1990s sl.
– WIND-RAISING obtaining a loan …L18 sl.
loan – person
– FANG ARTIST one who is particularly adept at obtaining loans …1970s Aust. sl.
– GIVER-UP one who is asked for a loan …Bk1992 criminals’ sl. 
– SCADGER a term of abuse; a mean, contemptible person; someone who always wants a loan …1866 sl. 
– SHYLOCK a person who illegally loans money at very high interest rates and often has violent collection procedures …M19 US sl.
loan – verbs 
– BRACE to ask for money or other support, esp. in a demanding way; to get credit by swagger; to request a loan; to beg …1889 Amer. dial.
– BREAK OUT A FLAG to request a loan from a friend in the Navy … …World War II Amer. sl.
– FANG to demand money; to cadge, to beg for a loan …1910s Aust. sl.
– POTLATCH to give or loan …1938 Amer. dial.
– PUT THE BITE ON to ask for a loan, to borrow money from someone; also, to threaten, to blackmail, to extort money from  …1933 sl., orig. US
– PUT THE FANGS IN to ask for a loan of money …1919 Aust. sl.
– PUT THE HARD WORD ON to ask insistently for a favour or for a loan …1913 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– RAISE THE BREEZES to obtain money; to obtain a loan …L18 sl.
– TAP FOR to beg for, to accost someone for something, to ask for a loan, whether of money or fig …L19 sl.
– TAP UP to beg for, to accost someone for something, to ask for a loan, whether of money or fig …L19 sl.
– WHISTLE UP A BREEZE to obtain money; to obtain a loan …L18 sl.
 
LOATH – adjectives
– LAITH loath, unwilling, reluctant …1714 Sc.
 
LOATHE – verbs
– ABOMINE  to abominate; to feel extreme disgust and hatred towards; to abhor, to loathe …1683
– DAWL to loathe, to disrelish …1796 Eng. dial.
– FASTIDIATE †* to feel a disgust for; to loathe …1618
– HEAVE to make an effort to vomit, to retch; to feel loathing …1601
– SCUNDER to cause disgust, to loathe …1910 Amer. dial.
– SCUNNER to cause disgust, to loathe …1910 Amer. dial.
– UG † to abhor, to loathe, to detest; to cause disgust or nausea  …a1340 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UGG to feel abhorrence or disgust; to loathe; to cause disgust or nausea; to vomit …1722 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
LOATHING – nouns
– FASTIDIOUSNESS † loathing, disgust …1533
– LAITH loathing, despite, scorn …1882 Sc.
– UGGING dread, fear, horror, loathing …c1250
– UGLINESS † horror, dread, loathing …c1325
– UGSOMENESS loathing; loathsomeness; ugliness, repulsiveness …c1440
loathing – verbs
– UG † 1. to inspire or affect dread, loathing, or disgust …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 2. to feel dread or apprehension, disgust, or loathing …a1340 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
LOATHSOME – adjectives
– CACK contemptible, unpleasant, disgusting, loathsome, inferior …1996 UK sl.
– CARRION vile, loathsome, detestable; expressing disgust …1826
– CARRIONLY † corrupt, vile, loathsome …1547-64
– LAIDLY ugly, loathsome, foul; clumsy …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LIDLY ugly, loathsome, foul; clumsy …1790 Sc.
– RANK gross, highly offensive or loathsome; in later use esp. grossly coarse or indecent …a1300
– UGGED † horrid, loathsome …1570
– UGGIN disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, objectionable, annoying, vexatious; frightful, horrible, ghastly …1838 Sc.
– UGGING causing loathing or disgust; loathsome, detestable, frightful …1832 Sc.
– UGGSOME disgusting, loathsome, repulsive, horrible …1724 Sc.
– UGSOME ugly, hideous, disgusting, loathsome, nauseating; frightful; horrible; ghastly …c1400 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– UNDER THE ARM of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory; loathsome  …1937 Brit. sl.
– WLATSOME † loathsome, detestable; disgusting, abominable, hateful …a1300
loathsome – nouns
– DUNG something vile, contemptible, or loathsome …c1225
– TOAD something or someone hateful, loathsome, or contemptible …a1548
loathsome – person 
– BELDAM, BELDAME)a loathsome old woman; a hag; a witch; a furious raging woman, a virago …a1586
– CRUMB an untrustworthy, loathsome, or objectionable person; an insignificant, despicable person …c1920 Amer. sl.
– HELL-KITE * a cruel or loathsome person …a1616
– MAGGOT a loathsome or despicable person; a lowlife …1680 sl.
– TOAD something or someone hateful, loathsome, or contemptible …a1548
– VAMPIRE a person of a malignant and loathsome character, esp. one who preys ruthlessly upon others; a vile and cruel exactor or extortioner …1741
– WAMPUS a mean, difficult or objectionable person; an offensive or loathsome person …1912 Amer. dial.
 
LOATHSOMENESS – nouns
– FEDITY † foulness, filthiness, nastiness, vileness, loathsomeness, whether moral or physical …1542
 
LOBSTER, LOBSTERING – nouns
– CARDINAL a lobster …Bk1891 Amer. sl.
– CARDINAL HASH lobster salad …Bk1891 Amer. sl.
– CUT WAR in lobstering: a rivalry that has escalated to the point where lobstermen are cutting each other’s buoys …1978 US sl.
– LAPSTER a lobster …1700 Sc.
– NANCY a small lobster …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PISTOL a lobster that is missing one or both claws …1966 Amer. dial.
– SEA CRAW a lobster …1884 Amer. dial.
– SHORT an illegal, undersized lobster …1966 Amer. dial.
– SNAPPER in lobstering: a lobster that is not legal size …1978 US sl.
lobster, lobstering – verbs
– BARB † to carve a lobster …1508
 
LOCALITY – adjectives
– TOPIC † pert. to a particular place or locality; local …1610
– TOPOPOLITAN that inhabits a definite or restricted locality, limited to a restricted habitat …1897
locality – nouns 
– ART a direction, way; locality, district …1805 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DIGGINGS a place, locality, neighbourhood, region; premises …1834 Amer. dial.
– UBIQUITY † locality, region …1633
– UBITY †* place, locality …1624
 
LOCATE – verbs
– BESTOW to place, to locate; to put in a position or situation …c1374 arch.
– HAFT to establish in a situation or place of residence; to locate …1728 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAVE A GOOD NOSE FOR to be able to search out or locate, as a bargain, etc. …Aust. sl.
– SITUATE to give a site to; to place, to locate …c1532
 
LOCATED – adjectives
– BESTEAD † placed, located, situated …a1300
– BESTED † placed, located, situated …a1300
 
LOCATION – nouns
– GAFF a location …1999 UK sl.
– TWENTY a location …1975 US Citizens’ band radio sl.
– UBI † place, position; location …1614
– UBICATION the condition of being in or occupying a certain place or position; location …1644
– UBIETY condition in respect of place or location; whereness …1674
 
LOCK – nouns
– DEAD-LOCK a lock the key of which is lost …1887 Eng. dial.
– FARCING the picking of a lock …L16 UK criminals’ sl.
– HANGING LOCK † a padlock …1495-7
– HANG-LOCK † a hanging lock, a padlock …1587
– MONKEY a padlock …1812 sl.
– PAD † a shortened form of ‘padlock’ …1573
– PADDY a padlock …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– SPIKE a lock …1920s US criminals’ sl.
lock – person
– TOOLMAN a lock-picker; one who deals with alarms, etc. …1940s sl.
lock – verbs
– HASP † to confine or fasten in a tight place; to lock up …1680
– OBSERATE †* to lock up, to bolt, to shut with bolt and key …1623
 
LOCKED – adjectives
– BANGED UP of a building or place: locked up …20C sl.
– BOXED locked up …Bk1890 sl.
– OFF-LOCKED locked up …1869 Eng. dial.
 
LOCKING – nouns
– OBSERATION † a bolting, locking up …1658
 
LOCK-UP – nouns
– BOOB a lock-up, a cell …E20 sl.
– BOOBY HATCH a lock-up, a cell; an asylum …US sl.
– CAGE † a prison for petty malefactors; a lock-up …c1500
.CALLIE a calaboose; a jail, a lock-up …1919 Amer. sl.
– CALLY a calaboose; a jail, a lock-up …1919 Amer. sl.
– IRISH-THEATRE a guard room or lock-up in barracks …Bk1896 military sl.
 
LOCOMOTIVE – see TRAIN
 
LOCUST – nouns
– ACRID † a locust …c1550
– SKIPPER †* a locust …c1250
 
LOCUTION – nouns
– OBLOCUTION † bad locution or utterance; bad delivery …c1450
 
LODGE – verbs
– BED † to lodge, to find a resting-place …c1175
– BESTOW to lodge, to quarter; to put up; to provide with a resting place or sleeping place …1577 arch.
– HARBINGE † to lodge; to take up one’s quarters …c1475
– HARBRY to shelter, to lodge …1375 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HEAF to lodge, to reside, to live …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HERBERY to shelter, to lodge …1375 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– KENNEL of a person: to lodge or lurk; to inhabit, to dwell; used contemptuously …1599
– KIP to lodge …L19 sl.
– LEAGUER †* to ‘lie’, to lodge ..1596
– LIE to lodge, stay the night; to sojourn …arch.
– MEAL to board …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– QUARTER to lodge; to obtain board and lodging at an inn, etc. …1787 Eng. dial.
– TAKE IN to receive lodgers …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAKE UP to lodge, to put up, to take up residence …1852 Amer. dial.
– TARRY to lodge someplace; to sojourn, to abide temporarily …1704 Amer. dial.
 
LODGER, LODGING – nouns
– BEING a home, a dwelling-place, a lodging …1839 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CABINET † a little cabin, hut, soldier’s tent; a rustic cottage; a dwelling, lodging; a den of a beast …1572
– CANTING-ACADEMY a common lodging-house …Bk1921 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.
– COT HOUSE a cheap rooming house or ‘hotel’, esp. in a town based on an oil-drilling camp …M19 sl.
– CRUMB HOUSE a flop-house infested with lice …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– CRUMB JOINT a flop-house infested with lice …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– DIET board, keep …Bk1900 Ireland
– DIGGINGS lodgings …Brit. colloq.
– DIGS lodgings, be it a room, flat, or house …1893 UK sl.
– DOSSER a cheap lodging-house, esp. for vagrants …1889 sl., orig. & chiefly Brit.
– DOSS-HOUSE a cheap lodging-house, esp. for vagrants …1889 sl., orig. & chiefly Brit.
– EASEMENT † refreshment by food and repose; hence, comfortable accommodation, food and lodging …c1400
– EASE-ROOM † a comfortable lodging-room …1629
– ENTERTAINMENT lodging and food …1621 N. Ireland
– FLASH-DISPENSARY a boarding-house …Bk1893 Amer. sl.
– FLOP a cheap lodging-house; a place to sleep; a bed …1910 US sl.
– FLOP BOX a hotel room, a bedroom, lodgings …1976 US sl.
– FLOP JOINT an inexpensive, shoddy, tattered, dirty place to stay, catering to transients …1928 US sl.
– FLOP-HOUSE a cheap lodging-house, esp. for vagrants …1909 sl., orig. US
– HARBERGAGE 1. † a place of lodging or entertainment; an inn …a1300
2. † lodging, entertainment …c1386
– HARBERGERY 1. † a place of lodging or entertainment; an inn …a1300
2. † lodging, entertainment …1303
– HARBERY 1. † shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng.
2. † a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng.
– HARBOUR 1. shelter, lodging, entertainment; sojourn, abode …c1150
2. † a place of shelter or sojourn; lodgings, quarters, resting-place; a place of entertainment, an inn; a place of refuge, asylum …c1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HARBOURAGE 1. shelter, lodging …1570
  2. a place of shelter; a lodging …1651
– HARBOURY 1. † shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng.
2. † a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng.
– HARBRY 1. † shelter, lodging …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng.
2. † a place of shelter; a lodging-place …c1325 Sc. & N. Eng.
– HEAFING a lodging, abode …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HERBERGAGE 1. † a place of lodging or entertainment; an inn …a1300
2. † lodging, entertainment …c1386
– HERBERGERY 1. † a place of lodging or entertainment; an inn …a1300
2. † lodging, entertainment …1303
– KIP a lodging house; lodgings, esp. a hotel room or apartment …1883 sl.
– LAY a place of lying or lodging; lair of animals …1590
– LETARI a lodging …1900s UK tramps’ sl.
– LETTARY a lodging …1900s UK tramps’ sl.
– LETTY a lodging; a bed …1846 sl.
– MANSION 1. † a structure or edifice serving as a dwelling or lodging place; a house, a tent, etc. …a1340
2. † a separate dwelling-place, lodging, or apartment in a large house or enclosure; chiefly plural …c1400
– MODEL a model lodging-house …L19 Sc.
– NEST a lodging, shelter, home, bed, etc., esp. of a secluded or comfortable nature; a snug retreat …a1000
– PACK a night lodging for the very poor …M19 sl.
– PADDEN-CRIB a boys’ or youths’ lodging-house …1839 UK sl.
– PADDING KEN a low, cheap, lodging-house …1839 criminals’ sl.
– PAD DOUGH money for a night’s lodging or for admission to an opium den …1900s US sl.
– PAD MONEY money for a night’s lodging or for admission to an opium den …1900s US sl.
– PADDEN CRIB n. a lodging house …M19 Aust. & UK criminals’ sl.
– PADDEN KEN a lodging house frequented primarily by vagrants or thieves …M19 Aust. & UK criminals’ sl.
– PADDING-CRIB a lodging-house for vagabonds, tramps, vagrants …1851 sl.
– PADDING-KEN a lodging-house for vagabonds, tramps, vagrants …1851 sl.
– PAD MONEY money for lodgings …1904 US sl.
– PECK AND PERCH food and lodging …1828 sl.
– RAG HOUSE a cheap rooming house or ‘hotel’, esp. in a town based on an oil-drilling camp …M19 sl.
– RAG SHANTY a cheap rooming house or ‘hotel’, esp. in a town based on an oil-drilling camp …M19 sl.
– SLOP AND FLOP meals and lodging …1953 US sl.
– SPIKE a cheap lodging-house …1866
– TABLING † the act of providing or fact of being provided with meals; provision of food; boarding, board …a1553 now rare or obs.
– UP-PUT lodging, entertainment …Bk1905 Sc.
– UP-PUTTING accommodation; lodging; entertainment for man or beast …1815 Sc. & Eng. dial.
lodger, lodging – person
– ARTFUL DODGER a lodger …B1857 rhyming sl.
– COMMON HERBERGER † a common lodging-house keeper …1502
– DADDY the old man, generally an aged pauper, in charge at a tramps’ lodging house or casual ward …M19 sl.
– FATHER the owner of a common lodging house …M19 sl.
– HARBINGER 1. † one who provides lodging; an entertainer, a host …c1175
2. one sent on before to purvey lodgings for an army, a royal train, etc.; a purveyor of lodgings …c1386
– HARBOURER one who shelters or entertains; an entertainer, a host …1548
– JOLLY ROGER a lodger …20C rhyming sl.
– MAT a public house or lodging-house landlady …M19 sl.
– MEALER a boarder …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– MIVEY, MIVVY, MIVY the landlady of a lodging-house …L19 sl.
– MOT, MOTT, MOTTE a public house or lodging-house landlady …M19 sl.
– MOTT OF THE KEN the landlady of a criminal lodging-house …1852 UK sl.
– PERHENDINANCER †* a sojourner, a lodger …1489
– QUARTERER one who takes up quarters; a lodger …1648 
– QUARTER-MAN a lodger; one who is furnished with temporary lodgings …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SAW the landlady of a cheap rooming house …1940s US Black sl.
– TABLER † 1. one who gets his meals at another’s table for payment; a boarder …1598 obs. or rare
 2. one who boards persons …1665
lodger, lodging – verbs
– DIG to have lodgings …Brit. colloq.
– HAIL UP to stay at an inn or similar lodging …L19 Aust. sl.
– HARBOUR † to provide a lodging or lodging-place for; to shelter from the weather or the night; to lodge, entertain …c1150
– WAIT to lodge, to make one’s (temporary) home …1951 Sc.