LUBBER, LUBBERLY – adjectives
– GOBBIN uncouth, lubberly …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
lubber, lubberly – person
– GLOIT † a blockhead; a lubberly inactive fellow, a lout …1788 Sc.
– KELF †* a lubber, a blockhead, a lout, an oaf …1664
– HORSE MARINE a lubberly or clumsy fool; a dolt …1823 US nautical & military usage
– LOBCOCK † a country bumpkin; a clown, a lout, a boor; a dull, stupid, sluggish person; a clumsy, lubberly fellow; a blundering fool; a blockhead; a term of abuse …a1553 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SCLATCH, SKLATCH a bungling, clumsy workman, a botcher; a big, lubberly fellow …1808 Sc.
LUBRICATE – verbs
– LABBER to besmear, esp. with mud; to daub; to lubricate …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
LUCID – adjectives
– DILUCIDATE † made clear, plain, or lucid …1651
LUCIDNESS – nouns
– DILUCIDITY † lucidness; clearness; plainness …1603
LUCK, LUCKY – adjectives (includes bad luck)
– ARSEHOLE LUCKY extremely lucky …c1950 sl.
– ARSEY, ARSIE, ARSY lucky; very lucky …c1935 Aust. sl.
– BIG WIN completely lucky …1991 US sl.
– BORN UNDER A DARK CLOUD always in hard luck or in bad shape …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– CANNY † lucky, fortunate, prosperous …1715 Sc.
– CHANCY lucky, fortunate; good-natured …1928 Amer. dial.
– DOWN IN THE BUSHES sick, in hard luck, etc. …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– EUROUS † lucky, prosperous, successful …c1430
– FAUST * lucky, happy …1692
– FERHEXED having bad luck …1967 Amer. dial.
– JAMMY first-rate, good, excellent; very lucky or profitable …1853
– MADE lucky, secure, well-off …1930s sl., orig. Irish
– MADE UP lucky, secure, well-off …1930s sl., orig. Irish
– MERCIFUL lucky, fortunate …1836 Sc.
– POHO out of luck …1972 Hawaii
– SAMPSOUS lucky, fortunate …1888 Eng. dial.
– SAWNEY lucky …1790 Eng. dial.
– SLEAZY lucky …1980s US juvenile sl.
– TIDY lucky, favourable …1800 Eng. dial.
– TINNY lucky …1910s Aust. & NZ sl.
luck, lucky – adverbs
– HAPPY-BE-LUCKY † as luck will have it; haphazard …1633
luck, lucky – nouns
– ADVENTURE † that which comes to us, or happens without design; chance, fortune, luck …c1230
– ARSE boldness, gall, gumption. impudence; hence, luck as a result of this …1958 Aust. sl.
– ASS good luck (as opposed to skill) …1958 Aust. sl.
– BIKE a windfall; unexpected luck …Bk1911 Sc.
– COCUM, COKUM, KOCUM, KOKUM † advantageous or favourable circumstances; luck …1851 sl.
– FAUSTITUDE † good luck, happiness …1721
– FAUSTITY † good luck, happiness, good fortune …1656
– FREE NIGGER LUCK (derogatory) good luck, esp. when unexpected …1941 Amer. dial.
– HAP 1. chance or fortune (good or bad) that falls to anyone; luck, lot …c1205 arch.
2. † good fortune, good luck; success, prosperity …a1225
– HORSESHIT LUCK unexpected extraordinary good luck …1970 US sl.
– HORSESHOE a propensity to have good luck …1912 US sl.
– JAM excellence; good luck; happiness …1882 sl.
– JAMMY excellence; good luck; happiness …Bk1896 sl.
– MOTHER LUCK sheer good luck …1985 Amer. dial.
– MOZ luck …M19 sl.
– MOZA-MOTTON a piece of luck …M19 sl.
– MOZZLE luck …c1870 Aust. sl.
– NEIGHBOUR’S FARE the same fate or luck …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NIBBLE a stroke of luck; a welcome piece of good fortune; a catch, a bargain …1925 Sc.
– NIGGER LUCK (derogatory) good luck, esp. when unexpected; very good fortune …1851 Amer. dial.
– NO DICE no luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NO SALE no luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NO SPOTS no luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD SHOE good luck …1890 criminals’ sl.
– PURPLE PATCH a run of good luck or success …1912
– RABBIT FOOT good luck …L19 US Black sl.
– REAL JAM excellence; good luck; happiness …1889 sl.
– RED-LETTER DAY a happy day or lucky occasion …Bk1903 sl.
– SITHE † fortune on a journey; also generally, fortune, hap, luck …c1000
– THRIFT prosperity, success; luck …1785 Sc.
– TURN-UP an unexpected piece of good luck; any unexpected turn of events …1873 sl.
– TURN-UP FOR THE BOOKS, A an unexpected piece of good luck; any unexpected turn of events …1873 sl.
– VENTURE † fortune, luck; chance …a1450
luck, lucky – nouns, bad luck
– AMBS-ACE bad luck, misfortune, worthlessness …E16 sl.
– BAD BREAK a stroke of bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BAD FLUKE a stroke of bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BAD IRON failure; misadventure; bad luck …Bk1896 workmen’s sl.
– BAD JOB bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BAD SHIT a bad event; bad luck; evil practices …Bk2006 US sl.
– BLUE bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CROOK SPIN bad luck, a bad experience …1929 Aust. & NZ sl.
– DEAD MAN’S HAND bad luck …1960s sl.
– DEUCE-ACE bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DEVIL’S OWN LUCK bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EVIL HEALTH † bad luck, hurt, disaster …c1477
– FALLING-LUCK bad luck …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HARD CASE bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HARD CHEDDAR bad luck …1931 UK sl.
– HARD CHEESE bad luck; often said in commiseration …1876 UK sl.
– HARD FODDER bad luck …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HARD LINES bad luck; often said in commiseration …1824 UK sl.
– HOODOO bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ILL CHANCE bad luck …1883 Eng. dial.
– ILL HALE † bad luck …a1300
– LEAN TROT a spell of bad luck or unfortunate experiences …1970s Aust. sl.
– MISCHANTER a misfortune, mischance, accident; ill-luck …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MISHANTER a misfortune, mischance, accident; ill-luck …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MOZZ bad luck; a jinx …1924 Aust. sl.
– PRETTY COME-OFF bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ROUGH SHAKE bad luck …1950s
– ROUGH SPIN a period or piece of bad luck …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
- RUM GO bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SKIDOO bad luck …1900s sl.
– SNAKE EYES bad luck …1918 US sl.
– SOUR LUCK bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TOUGH BREAK a stroke of bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TOUGH LUCK bad luck …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UNFAIR SHAKE bad luck …1950s
luck, lucky – person, good luck
– CANDY BOY a fellow who is lucky, successful, or held in high favour, esp. with women …1901 US sl.
– CANDY COCK a fellow who is lucky, successful, or held in high favour, esp. with women …1925 US sl.
– CANDY KID a fellow who is lucky, successful, or held in high favour, esp. with women …1906 US sl.
– CANDYMAN a fellow who is lucky, successful, or held in high favour, esp. with women …1913 US sl.
– GOLDEN BOLLOCKS a nickname for a lucky man …1984 UK sl.
– LUCKY DOG a very lucky person …Bk1995 US sl.
– MR. R. SUPPARDS a very lucky fellow …19C colloq. (for ‘arse upwards’)
– TIN-ARSE a person who always seems to have good luck …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TIN-BUM a person who always seems to have good luck …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
luck, lucky – person, bad luck
– BIBE a bringer of bad luck; an unpleasant person …2001 Anglo-Irish
– BIRD OF ILL OMEN a person associated with bad news; a bringer of bad luck; one who augurs ill, always predicting the worse possibility …Bk1958 Eng. sl.
– JONAH one who brings bad luck or one who suffers severe misfortune …M19 sl.
luck, lucky – verbs
– ACE OUT to be fortunate or lucky …Bk2000 Amer. sl.
– BE IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1941 Amer. dial.
– BE WRAPPED IN HIS MOTHER’S SMOCK to be born lucky …18C
– CHOP TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1985 Amer. dial.
– COP IT SWEET to be lucky …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CRY ROAST MEAT † to announce to others a piece of private luck or good fortune; to boast about one’s situation …1638 now rare or obs
– DEAL ONE OFF THE TOP to give someone a piece of good luck …1960s US sl.
– FALL IN THE BUTTER TUB to have a piece of good luck or fortune …1968 Amer. dial.
– FALL ON ONE’S LEGS † to be lucky; to find oneself in a favourable or successful position, esp. by good fortune …1723
– HAP to have the fortune or luck to do something …1393 arch.
– HAVE A LUCKY FALL to have a piece of good luck …1887 colloq.
– HAVE HEMP IN ONE’S POCKET to have luck on one’s side in the most adverse circumstances …B1900
– LIVE IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1984 Amer. dial.
– MAKE A GOOD FALL to have a piece of good luck …L19 sl.
– RISE WITH ONE’S ARSE UPWARDS * to be lucky …c1600
– SHIT IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1984 Amer. dial.
– SIT IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1999 Amer. dial.
– SIT IN THE BUTTER TUB to have a piece of good luck; to marry well …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
luck, lucky – verbs, bad luck
– BLEAT IN THE EAR to relate hard luck …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– DO ONE’S LUCK to use up or run out of luck …1910s Aust. sl.
– GO ARSE FIRST to have bad luck …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– GRIS-GRIS to make a spell, usually by the waving of hands; to bring bad luck to; to bewitch …1923 Amer. dial.
– HAG to bring bad luck upon …19C US sl.
– HAVE A BAD FALL to have a piece of bad luck …1887 colloq.
– HAVE ONE FOOT ON A BANANA PEEL to fall on hard times; to experience bad luck …1967 Amer. dial.
– HAVE ONE FOOT ON A BANANA PEEL AND THE OTHER IN A GRAVE to fall on hard times; to experience bad luck …1967 Amer. dial.
– MAKE A BAD FALL to have a piece of bad luck …L19 sl.
– MEET A SPLAY-FOOTED BAKER to receive a warning of ill luck …1813
– MEET WITH THE RUBBERS to have misfortune, ill-luck …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– PUT THE MOCKERS ON to frustrate someone’s plans; to jinx someone; to bring bad luck to …1949
luck, lucky – interjections & phrases
– BREAK A LEG! good luck! …1950s sl.
– FAIR FUCKS TO good luck to …1980s Ireland
– FALL INTO A CART OF SHIT AND COME OUT WITH A GOLD WATCH applied to a habitually lucky person, or to one who has been extraordinarily lucky on a specific occasion …20C Cockney usage
– FALL INTO A PILE OF SHIT AND COME OUT WITH A GOLD WATCH applied to a habitually lucky person, or to one who has been extraordinarily lucky on a specific occasion …20C Cockney usage
– FALL INTO A PILE OF SHIT AND COME UP SMELLING OF VIOLETS applied to a habitually lucky person, or to one who has been extraordinarily lucky on a specific occasion …L19 Cockney usage
– HE’S BEEN THROUGH THE HACKLES said of a person who has a lot of bad luck …1970 Amer. dial. online
– HE STRUCK A FAIR WIND he had a streak of luck …1916 Amer. dial.
– IF IT WERE RAINING PEA SOUP I’D GET HIT IN THE HEAD BY A FORK an expression of continual bad luck …1920s Aust. sl.
– UP THE FAIRGROUND likely to be lucky …1980s sl.
LUCKILY – adverbs
– ARSE UPWARDS in good luck; luckily …17C colloq.
LUCKINESS – nouns
– FORTUNATION † the act of making fortunate; the being favoured by fortune; luckiness …c1470
LUCRATIVE – adjectives
– GAINSOME †* profitable, lucrative, advantageous …1569
– LUCRIFEROUS † bringing gain; lucrative, profitable …1648
LUDICROUS – adjectives
– FARCIFUL †* ludicrous, farcical …1731
– HARLEQUIN having the characteristics of a harlequin or his dress; burlesque, ludicrous; particoloured …1779
ludicrous – nouns
– FIGGLE-FAGGLE conduct which is foolish, ludicrous, or unbecoming; silly or trifling conduct; ridiculous behaviour …19C Sc.
– SAIN a ludicrous object, a ‘sight’ …1923 Sc.
– SCENE a ludicrous object, a ‘sight’ …1923 Sc.
ludicrous – verbs
– TAKE THE PISS OUT OF of a situation or statement: to appear ludicrous, to be a joke …1980s sl.
ludicrous – phrases
– IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE A CAT LAUGH it is extremely funny, droll, or ludicrous …1851 colloq.
– IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE A DOG LAUGH it is extremely funny, droll, or ludicrous …17C colloq.
– IT WOULD MAKE A CAT LAUGH it is extremely funny, droll, or ludicrous …1851 colloq.
– IT WOULD MAKE A FLY LAUGH it is extremely funny, droll, or ludicrous …17C colloq.
LUG – verbs
– WAG to carry or transport with difficulty; to lug, to tote, to haul …1931 Amer. dial.
LUGGAGE – see BAGGAGE
LUKEWARM – adjectives
– LEW † lukewarm, tepid …c1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MILK-LUE lukewarm, of the temperature of milk warm from the cow …1900 Sc.
– MILK-WARM lukewarm, of the temperature of milk warm from the cow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
LUKEWARMNESS – nouns
– WARMNESS †* lukewarmness …1561
LULL – nouns
– QUALL a lull, in wind or storm …1908 Sc.
lull – verbs
– ASSOPIATE †* to lull, to calm, to assuage; to lay at rest, to put an end to …1641
– BAW to lull to sleep …1706 Sc.
– BEE-BAW to lull to sleep; to sing a lullaby …1849 Eng. dial.
– QUALL of wind, etc.: to lull, to abate …1824 Sc.
– QUIET to silence, to lull …Bk1905 Sc.
LULLABY – nouns
– A-HISHI-BAW a lullaby …Bk1911 Sc.
– BALALOO a lullaby; sleep …Bk1911 Sc.
– BALOO † a lullaby …1611
– BALOW † a lullaby …1611
– BE-BO a lullaby …1811 Eng. dial.
– BEE-A-BAW a lullaby …1811 Eng. dial.
– BEE-BAW a lullaby …1811 Eng. dial.
– LILLYLOO a lullaby; a refrain, a song …1818 Sc.
lullaby – verbs
– BEE-BAW to lull to sleep; to sing a lullaby …1849 Eng. dial.
LUMBER – person
– BUSH-BEATER a lumberman …1809
LUMBERING – adjectives
– BILDERING lumbering, clumsy …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
lumbering – adverbs
– SCLATCH, SKLATCH heavily, violently; with a heavy, lumbering step …Bk1904 Sc.
LUMBERJACK – nouns (also see LOGGING)
– BLANKET FEVER refers to the condition of a lumberjack who stays in bed in the morning after the other men are up; usually a lazy lumberjack …1969 Amer. lumberjack usage
– BLANKET HOIST a punishment as well as a game; if a lumberjack got out of place, others would put him in a blanket, get hold of the sides of the blanket, and hoist him in the air a few times …1969 Amer. lumberjack usage
lumberjack – person
– BEAR FIGHTER in lumbering: the man who separates strips from boards in a sawmill …1968 Amer. dial.
– BELL OX the camp foreman …1969 Amer. lumberjacks’ usage
– JACK a lumberjack …a1900 Amer. dial.
– MISS PICKUPSTICKS a homosexual lumberjack …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– SAWDUST EATER a lumberjack …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– SHANTYMAN a lumberjack …chiefly N. Amer.
– TIMBER BEAST a lumberjack or logger; rarely, a lumber-mill worker …1916 Amer. dial.
– TIMBER WOLF a lumberjack or logger; rarely, a lumber-mill worker …1926 Amer. dial.
– WOOD-HEAD a lumberjack …Bk1975 Amer. hobo sl.
LUMINOUS – adjectives
– BEAMFUL luminous …a1631
– ILLUSTRIOUS † lighted up, having lustre or brilliancy; luminous, shining, bright, lustrous …c1605
luminous – verbs
– ILLUSTRATE † to make lustrous, luminous, or bright; to set off with bright colours; generally, to beautify, to adorn …1592
LUMP – nouns
– BAGES clots, lumps ..Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BALTER 1. a clot; a coagulated lump …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
2. a tangle; a lump …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAT † a lump, a piece, a bit …c1340
– BLYPE a shred of skin when it peels off; a lump …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUM a bump; a lump from a sharp blow or knock …1967 Amer. dial.
– BUMBLE a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1968 Amer. dial.
– BUMPKNOT a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUNCH a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1857 Amer. dial.
– BUNG a bump; a knot on the head; a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUNK a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1968 Amer. dial.
– BURL † a small lump or rising in the skin; a pimple or pustule …1607
– DAGGEN a large piece of anything, as wood, meat, etc.; a lump; a thick slice …c1836 Sc.
– DICE a lump or piece …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DOZZLE a shapeless lump; a hunk; a small quantity …1867 Eng. dial.
– DUNT a lump or large piece of something; later, also a large quantity of something …1813 Sc.
– FARDEL a large slice or piece, a lump, esp. of eatables …1866 Sc.
– GOOSE EGG a knot or lump on the head as the result of a blow …1953 Amer. dial.
– HEN EGG a lump on the head caused by a sharp blow or knock …1967 Amer. dial.
– HEN’S EGG a lump on the head from a sharp blow or knock …1967 Amer. dial.
– HUNK a big lump …Bk1905
– KEECH a large lump, esp. of mud …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
– KNUB * a small knob or lump; a nugget; also, a swelling or protuberance on the body …1563
– KNUBBLE * a small lump, knob, or protuberance …1671
– KNULE * a lump, a swelling, an excrescence …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LOB a lump, a large piece; a nugget of gold …1825 Eng. dial.
– MOUSER a lump or swelling caused by a blow; a black eye …1860 Amer. dial.
– NALLION a lump, a bump …20C Irish sl.
– NARLE a lump; a tumour …Bk1905 Sc.
– NIRL a small knot or lump; a broken-off fragment, a morsel, a crumb, a small shrivelled-looking object …1808 Sc.
– NOGGER a lump on the head caused by a sharp blow or knock …1968 Amer. dial.
– NOGGIN a lump on the head caused by a sharp blow or knock …1969 Amer. dial.
– NOGGLE a lump on the head caused by a sharp blow or knock …1968 Amer. dial.
– PONE a hard lump or swelling on the body …1895 Amer. dial.
– SKRID a small piece, a scrap, a bit; a lump …1860 Amer. dial.
– SQUID a piece, a scrap, a bit; a lump …1914 Amer. dial.
– THUMP a lump; anything rather big or large of its kind …1896 Sc.
– WAB a lump …1892 Eng. dial.
– WADGE a thick, chunky, dense lump …M19 sl.
– WALLOP a lump …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WODGE a thick, chunky, dense lump …M19 sl.
LUMPISH – adjectives
– SUMPY heavy; lumpish …Bk1830 Eng. dial.
lumpish – person
– DILP a heavy, lumpish person …Bk1900 Sc.
– HABBLE-TREE a lumpish, awkward person …1826 Sc.
LUMPY – adjectives
– BAGSY shapeless, lumpy …1920s Sc. sl.
– BALTERY lumpy, clogged …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COBBY of porridge, etc.: lumpy …19C Eng. dial.
– KNUBBLY full of or covered with small knobs, lumps, or protuberances …1809
LUNACY – nouns
– BEDLAM madness, lunacy …1598
LUNATIC – adjectives
– BEDLAMITE lunatic, mad …1815
– MAZE mad, crazy, lunatic; uneasy, over-anxious …1842 Eng. dial.
– MAZED crazed, mad, lunatic, distraught, insane …1836 Eng. dial.
lunatic – person
– BARMY BLOKE a lunatic …Bk1895 Aust. criminals’ sl.
– BEDLAM † a discharged, but often only half-cured, inmate of a lunatic asylum, who was licensed to beg, wearing as a badge a tin plate on their left hand or arm …1522
– BEDLAM-BEGGAR † a discharged, but often only half-cured, inmate of a lunatic asylum, who was licensed to beg, wearing as a badge a tin plate on their left hand or arm …1605
– BEDLAMER † a lunatic; a discharged, but often only half-cured, inmate of a lunatic asylum, who was licensed to beg, wearing as a badge a tin plate on their left hand or arm …c1675
– BEDLAMITE † a madman or lunatic; a discharged, but often only half-cured, inmate of a lunatic asylum, who was licensed to beg, wearing as a badge a tin plate on their left hand or arm …1691
– BEDLAM-MAN a madman; a lunatic …1658
– CRACK-UP a lunatic; one who has had an emotional breakdown, nervous collapse, etc. …a1949 US sl.
– DIZZY a lunatic …1918 US sl.
– GELT * a lunatic …1596
– HALF-DECK a lunatic …1985 euphemism
– KEITH MOON a crazy or eccentric person; a lunatic …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘loon’
– MADDIE † a mad person, a lunatic …1903 Sc.
– MADDO a lunatic …1910s Aust. sl.
– MADDY a psychologically unstable person; a lunatic …1990s Aust. & Sc. sl.
– MADLOCK a lunatic; a mad fellow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MADPASH † a foolish or insane person; a lunatic, a mad fellow; a crackbrained person; a scatterbrain; a hot-headed person; a rash or turbulent person; a wild, giddy person …1611
- MADSTART a lunatic; a mad fellow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAZE-MAN a madman, a lunatic …1897 Eng. dial.
– MOONLING † a simpleton, a silly fellow, a fool, an idiot, a lunatic …1631
– MOONMAN † a lunatic …Bk1903
– NUT ROLL a lunatic …1995 Amer. sl.
– SAMMY, ZAMMY a simpleton, a fool; an ill-natured fellow; an effeminate weakling; a lunatic …1876 Eng. dial.
LUNCH, LUNCHEON – nouns
– AIR PIE AND A WALK AROUND a clerk’s lunch; i.e. no food …L19 sl.
– ANDERS-MEAT luncheon …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– GLASS OF LUNCH a drink, a ‘liquid lunch’ …1960s Aust. sl.
– GLASS OF STEAK a drink, a ‘liquid lunch’ …1960s Aust. sl.
– KIDNEY (PUNCH) a lunch …1960 Brit. rhyming sl.
– LIQUID LUNCH a midday meal at which more alcoholic drink than food is consumed …1963 colloq.
– NAMMET a luncheon; esp. one eaten in the field by farm-labourers either in the middle of the morning or of the afternoon; a plain meal without meat; food generally …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PECK a short lunch break …1932 Amer., chiefly railroad workers usage
– POKE DINNER a lunch carried to work in a paper bag …1954 Amer. dial.
– TEN-OUNCE SANDWICH lunch consisting solely of beer …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TIFFIN in India and neighbouring eastern countries: a light midday meal; luncheon …1800 Anglo-Indian
– UGGIN a lunch, a light meal, a snack, frequently of some delicacy or sweetmeat …a1838 Sc.
– UNCH † a nuncheon, a light meal, a snack …1668 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNDERN a light luncheon; a light meal partaken of in the middle of the morning or the afternoon; the time allotted to such a repast …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YIMMET † a lunch …1824 Sc.
lunch, luncheon – verbs
– BAG IT to bring one’s lunch in a paper bag …1971 Amer. sl.
– TIFF to lunch …1803 Anglo-Indian
– TIFFIN to lunch …1866 Anglo-Indian
LUNCH BAG, LUNCH BOX – nouns
– DUKEY a brown paper lunch bag …1986 US sl.
– NOSE-BAG a dinner pail or lunch box …1873 sl.
LUNG, LUNGS – nouns
– AIR-BAGS the lungs …Bk2000 Amer. sl.
– BAGPIPES the lungs …M19 US sl.
– BELLOWS the lungs …1615
– BREATH-BELLOWS the lungs …Bk1911 Sc.
– LIGHTS the lungs, esp. of an animal; broadly, the internal organs …1848 Amer. dial.
– VACUUM CLEANERS the human lungs …1940s US Black sl.
lung, lungs – person
– LUNGER one who is suffering from lung disease, i.e. tuberculosis, or who has been wounded in the lungs …L19 US sl.
LUNGE – verbs
– GOUGE to lunge, to dart …1863 Amer. dial.
– LINGE to lunge …Bk1902 Northern Ireland
LURCH – adverbs
– WALLOP with a quick, fluttering motion; with a lurch or plunge; in a heap …1885 Sc.
lurch – nouns
– RALLY a sudden rush, a quick involuntary movement, a lurch, like the staggering of a drunk man; a quick pace …1880 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– STOITER a lurch, or unsteady movement; a stumble …Sc.
lurch – verbs
– LOLLOP to bound, to lurch; to move heavily …1899 Amer. dial.
LURCHING – adjectives
– YEE-YAWING lurching, swaying …1935 Amer. dial.
LURE – nouns
– COME-ON a lure; bait …Bk2006 US sl.
lure – person
– BAIT an attractive man or woman used to lure a victim into a con-game or a mugging …20C sl.
lure – verbs
– BAIT to entice, to lure, provoke …1903 Amer. dial.
– BAY to entice or lure …1970 Amer. dial.
– HONEY-FUGGLE to lure, to entice …1888 Amer. dial.
– OINK to lure by greed …1954 US sl.
– TOLE to lure, to decoy …US & Eng. dial.
– TOLLER to induce one to come or follow; to lure, to entice, to decoy …1974 Amer. dial.
LURID – adjectives
– BONT gaudy, lurid; colourful …1970s S. Afr.
LURK – person
– LURCHER one who lurks around waiting for an advantage to present itself …20C Ulster sl.
lurk – verbs
– DARE † to lie hid, to be hid; to lurk …a1225
– DARK to skulk, to prowl or lurk about …1889 Eng. dial.
– DARKEN † to lie dark; to lie concealed; to lurk privily after …c1420
– LATITATE †* to lurk; to lie hid …1623
– SCOUK to skulk, to move in a stealthy, secretive way; to dodge or sneak about, to lurk; to conceal oneself, to hide; to seek shelter in hiding …1782 Sc.
– TAPIS † to lie close to the ground, to lie low so as to be hid; to lurk, to skulk, to lie hid …c1330 obs. or arch.
– TAPISH † to lie close to the ground, to lie low so as to be hid; to lurk, to skulk, to lie hid …c1330 obs. or arch.
LURKING – adjectives
– FELL-LURKING lurking to do mischief …18C
– LATITANT that lies concealed or hid; lurking …1650
lurking – nouns
– LATITATION the fact of lying concealed; hiding, lurking …1623
lurking – person
– SCOUKAR a loafing, lurking person …1928 Sc.
LUSCIOUS – adjectives
– GALOPSHUS delightful, luscious …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GALOPTIOUS delightful, luscious …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOLOPTIOUS fine, splendid, delicious, luscious …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– GOLUPTIOUS delightful; luscious …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LUPTIOUS delicious, luscious, lovely …M19 sl.
– QUAFFING luscious, satisfying; producing flatulence …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAJ excellent, wonderful, luscious …L19 UK teen sl.
LUST, LUSTFULNESS – adjectives
– LUST-BREATHED † energized or animated by lust …1594
lust, lustfulness – nouns
– AFFECT † feeling, desire, or appetite, as opposed to reason; passion, lust, evil-desire …1531
– AFFECTION † feeling as opposed to reason; passion, lust …1398
– ARDOR very strong lust; heated passion …14C sl.
– ARDOUR very strong lust; heated passion …14C sl.
– BESTIALITY indulgence in the instincts of a beast; brutal lust; a disgusting vice, a beastly practice …a1656
– CARNALITY lechery, lust, and lewdness …E15
– EPITHYMY †* desire; lust …1600
– GROIN the seat of lust …E17 euphemism
– HOT PANTS lust …E20 US sl.
– LUSTIHEAD pleasure, delight; vigour; lustfulness, libidinousness …c1369 arch.
– LUSTIHOOD † lustfulness …1600
– LUSTINESS † lustfulness; carnal nature or character …c1400
– LUXURITY †* lasciviousness, lustfulness …1576
– LUXURY † lasciviousness, lust …1340
– NASTIES sexual desire; lust …1900s US Black sl.
– OLD ADAM, THE 1. original sin; male and female lust; human sexuality …Shakespeare
2. lust; male sex drive and potency …sl.
– RAMMISHNESS lasciviousness, lust …1617
– RAMPANCY lasciviousness, lust …1699
– SALACITY lustfulness, lecherousness, sexual wantonness …1605
– VENEREOUSNESS † lasciviousness, lust …1659
– VENERIOUSNESS † lasciviousness, lust …1547
– VENUS † the desire for sexual intercourse; indulgence of sexual desire; lust, venery …1513
LUSTFUL – adjectives
– AFFY lustful …20C US sl.
– ALL HOT AND BOTHERED angered, emotional; lustful; passionate …World War II Amer. sl.
– ANTSY sexually aroused; lustful …20C Amer. sl.
– APPETENT pert. to sexual desire; lustful, or aroused …E15
– BESTIAL like a beast in obeying and gratifying the animal instincts and sensual desires; debased, depraved, lustful, obscene …1447
– CADGY wanton, lustful; amorous …a1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– CAPRIOUS †* lustful …1623
– CONCUPISCENTIOUS † lecherous, lustful, libidinous, sensual …a1555
– CONCUPISCIBLE worthy to be longed for or lusted after; that may be desired; eagerly desirous; lecherous, libidinous, lustful, sensual …1398
– CUPIDINOUS lustful, libidinous, amorous …1859 nonce use
– DRIPPING FOR IT of a woman: inflamed with lust …c1910 sl.
– HORN-MAD feeling sexual desire, lecherous, lustful …1893 sl.
– HORNY sexually excited; also, lecherous, lustful …1826 Amer. sl.
– HOT feeling sexual desire, lustful …1500 sl.
– HOT AND BOTHERED lustful; ‘horny’ …20C US sl.
– HOT-BACKED † lustful, promiscuous …1607
– JEALOUS † ardently amorous; covetous of the love of another, fond, lustful …c1430
– LIBIDINOUS full of sexual lust, lustful, lewd, lascivious
– LICKERISH lewd; lustful, lecherous …17C
– LIQUORISH lustful, lecherous …arch.
– LUSTLY † lustful; carnal …c1200
– LUSTY † full of lust or sexual desire; lustful …c1386
– LUXURIOSE †* lascivious, lecherous, lustful, unchaste …1727
– LUXURIOUS † lascivious, lecherous, lustful, unchaste …c1330
– MAD AS A HARE, AS lustful …18C sl.
– MAD AS A MARCH HARE, AS lustful …18C sl.
– NESH † easily yielding to temptation; inclined to lust or wantonness …c1000
– ON IT lustful, esp. at the immediate time of desire …1916 Amer. dial.
– PETULCOUS †* wanton; frisky; lustful; fractious; wantonly aggressive, butting …1661
– PORNERASTIC fond of wanton women; lascivious, lustful, licentious; addicted to harlotry, whoremongering …1870
– PULTROUS † lustful, lascivious, lecherous …1788 Sc.
– RADGE sexually excited, lustful …1920 Sc.
– RAMMISH † lascivious, lustful …1577
– RAMPANT † lustful, lascivious; vicious …c1680
– RAMSKEERIE very restive and lustful, as of a ram …1824 Sc.
– RAMSKERIE † restive; lustful …1824 Sc.
– RANDY wanton, lustful …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RANDY-ARSED feeling sexual desire, lustful …1968 sl.
– RANDY AS A MALLEE BULL sexually aroused; extremely lustful …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– RANK † lustful, licentious; depraved, coarse-minded, libidinous …c1520 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RED-HOT feeling sexual desire, lustful …1887 sl.
– SALACIOUS lustful, lecherous; sexually wanton …1661
– SLUTTISH sexually immoral, promiscuous, lustful …M16
– TAIL-RAGEOUS lustful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TENTIGINOUS † lascivious, lustful; exciting to lust, itching, lecherous …1616
– VENERAL † given to fleshly wantonness, lascivious, lustful …1623
– VENEREAL † of persons: under the influence of Venus; inclined to be lascivious or lustful …1652
– VENEREAN † inclined to be lascivious or lustful …1612
– VENEREOUS † addicted to or desirous of sexual enjoyment; libidinous, lascivious, lustful …1509
– VENERIAL † inclined to be lascivious or lustful …1577
– VENERIAN † inclined to wantonness; lascivious, lustful …a1400
– VENERIEN † inclined to wantonness; lascivious, lustful …c1386
– VENERIOUS † inclined to wantonness; lascivious, lustful …1547
– VENEROUS † inclined to wantonness; lascivious, lustful …1597
lustful – nouns
– PERV, PERVE an act of watching lecherously; a lustful look …1963 colloq.
lustful – person
– SATYR a lascivious or lustful man …1781
– VENERIAN † a wanton, lascivious, or lustful person …1601
– VENERIEN † a wanton, lascivious, or lustful person …1567
– VENERIST †* one addicted to lust; a lascivious or lustful person …1596
lustful – verbs
– GLOTE to look lustfully …Bk1886
LUSTFULLY – adverbs
– LUSTILY † lustfully, carnally …c1410
– LUSTLY † voluptuously; lustfully …c1440
– LUXURIOUSLY † lasciviously, lustfully …c1550
– RAMMISHLY † lasciviously, lustfully …a1693
LUSTILY – adverbs
– LUSTLY † lustily, vigorously …1529
LUSTINESS – nouns
– LUST † vigour, lustiness …1398
– LUSTIHOOD lustiness, vigour of body, robustness …1609 arch.
LUSTRE – nouns
– ORIENCY * brilliancy, lustre …1652
– ORIENTNESS † the quality of being ‘orient’; lustre, brilliancy …1519
lustre – verbs
– LUSTRATE † to impart lustre to …1688
LUSTROUS – adjectives
– ILLUSTRIOUS † lighted up, having lustre or brilliancy; luminous, shining, bright, lustrous …c1605
– LUSTRANT †* lustrous …c1550
– LUSTREFUL lustrous …1843
– LUSTRING exhibiting a lustre; lustrous, shining …1582
– LUSTRIOUS †* splendid, lustrous …1651
– LUSTRY †* lustrous …1610
– NITENT †* shining, lustrous …1616
– ORIENT brilliant, lustrous, shining, glowing, radiant, resplendent …1430-40 arch.
– SIDEREAL * star-like; lustrous; bright …1634
lustrous – nouns
– LUSTREMENT †* lustrous appearance …a1641
– LUSTRIFICATION † a making lustrous …1631
lustrous – verbs
– ILLUSTRATE † to make lustrous, luminous, or bright; to set off with bright colours; generally, to beautify, to adorn …1592
– LUSTRIFY * to make lustrous …1886
LUSTROUSLY – adverbs
– ORIENTLY † in an ‘orient’ manner; brilliantly, lustrously; clearly …1515
LUSTY – adjectives
– CANT bold, brisk, courageous, hearty, lusty, lively, merry, hale …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GUTSY lusty; passionate …colloq.
– LUSTFUL vigorous, lusty …1561 arch.
– PORTLY thrifty; lusty …1903 Amer. dial.
– SAPPY lusty, thickset …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SKELPING big, large, stout, lusty …1785 Eng. dial.
lusty – person
– BAILCH, BELCH a very fat or lusty person, breathless from corpulence …1768 Sc.
– BILCH a very fat or lusty person, breathless from corpulence …1768 Sc.
– BILSH a fat, lusty person or animal …1823 Sc.
– GAY-CAT an active, jovial, lusty person who enjoys life; a ladies’ man; a dude; one who, with or without the help of narcotics, is never worried or troubled but who takes life as it comes without being concerned or bothered …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– GUSSIE a coarse, lusty woman …B1900 Sc.
LUTE – nouns
– LUTANY ? lute music …1897
lute – person
– LUTANIST, LUTENIST a lute player …1600
– LUTENER †* a lute player …1626
– LUTER † a lute player …1474
– LUTHIER a maker of lutes …1879
– LUTIST 1. a lute player …1627
2. a maker of lutes …1863
lute – verbs
– TICKLE THE MINIKIN to play the lute or fiddle …17C sl.
LUTHERAN – person
– LUTE a Lutheran …1950s US sl.
LUXURIANCE – nouns
– LUXURIETY † luxuriance …a1768
LUXURIANT – adjectives
– RANKISH †* luxuriant in growth, flourishing …1398
luxuriant – nouns
– LUXURIANCY * the condition of being luxuriant …1648
LUXURIATE – verbs
– DELICIATE †* to take one’s pleasure; to enjoy oneself; to indulge in delicacies; to feast; to revel; to luxuriate …1633
LUXURIOUS – adjectives
– ABRODIETICAL † feeding daintily, delicate, luxurious …1627.
– CLEOPATRICAL extravagantly luxurious, after the manner of Cleopatra …1597
– EADI † rich, wealthy, luxurious …a1000
– ILLUXURIOUS †* not luxurious …1751
– LASCIVIOUS † voluptuous, luxurious …1589
– LAUTIOUS †* luxurious …1547
– LAUTITIOUS †* sumptuous; luxurious; excellent; magnificent; chiefly said of meat …1648
– LUSH hedonistic, luxurious …1940s sl.
– LUX luxurious …2002 US sl.
– MOLLITIOUS * luxurious, sensuous; inviting to repose …1646
– SILKEN effeminate, luxurious …1599
– WANTON 1. † of clothing, diet: luxurious …1489
2. † petulant; unruly; hence, self-indulgent, effeminate, luxurious …1538
luxurious – nouns
– LIFE OF RILEY, THE an enviably enjoyable, luxurious, or carefree existence …1918 colloq.
luxurious – person
HIGH-LIVER – one who lives luxuriously …1715
luxurious – verbs
– EPICURIZE † to profess or practice the doctrine of Epicurus; to live luxuriously…1621
– VOLUPTUATE * to make luxurious and pleasant or delightful …1661
luxurious – phrases
– LIVING THE LIFE OF RILEY leading a carefree, luxurious existence …1911 colloq.
LUXURIOUSLY – adverbs
– LAUTIOUSLY †* luxuriously …1547
– LIKE A LORD’S BASTARD in great luxury …1940s sl.
LUXURIOUSNESS – nouns
– SUMPTUOSITY lavishness or extravagance of expenditure; magnificence or luxuriousness of living, equipment, decoration, or the like; sumptuousness; squandering, prodigality …1559
LUXURY – adjectives
– ON THE PIG’S BACK living in luxury; living well; in good fortune; in a fortunate position …L19 Ireland, Aust. & NZ sl.
luxury – nouns
– AEGAEDE † luxury …c1200
– AEGEDE † luxury …c1200
– BED OF ROSES an easy life; a luxurious situation …Bk2006 US sl.
– DAINTESS a delicacy, a rarity; a luxury …1825 Sc.
– DAINTY † anything estimable, choice, fine, pleasing, or delightful; hence, occasionally, a luxury, a rarity …1340
– DENTICE a delicacy, a rarity; a luxury …1825 Sc.
– EADNESS † happiness, luxury …a1000
– FANCINESS luxury items; jewellery; expensive clothing, etc. …1990s W. Indies sl.
– LUXE luxury …1558
– RIOTOUS-LIVING luxuries …Bk1903 colloq.
– WANTONNESS † unbridled luxury, extravagance in expenditure …c1400
luxury – person
– LUXURIST † one addicted to luxury …1690
luxury – verbs
– FART THROUGH SILK to live a life of luxury and ease; to live prosperously; to feel happy; to be important …1927 US sl.
– LUSH to provide with a luxurious standard of living …1927
. – LUSH UP to provide with a luxurious standard of living …1960s sl.
LYING – see LIE
LYNCHING – nouns
– HEMP FEVER a hanging or lynching …1934 Amer. dial.
– HEMP PARTY a hanging or lynching …1892 Amer. dial.
– HEMP STRETCHING a hanging or lynching …1949 Amer. dial.
– NECKTIE FROLIC a lynching or hanging …1876 Amer. dial.
– NECKTIE PARTY a lynching or hanging …1882 Amer. dial.
– NECKTIE SOCIABLE a lynching or hanging …1871 Amer. dial.
LYNX – nouns
– BAR CAT a lynx …1967 Amer. dial.
– CATAMOUNT the lynx …1698 Amer. dial.
– LINK a lynx …1897 Amer. dial.
– LINK CAT a lynx …1927 Amer. dial.
– LUSARD † the lynx; also, in the plural, the fur of the lynx …1530
LYRE – nouns
– LYRA † a lyre …a1586
lyre – person
– LYRIST a player on the lyre; one who sings and accompanies himself on the lyre …1656
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