Reverse Dictionary: MUF – MUSH


MUFFIN – NOUNS
– a muffin; a hot cake; a small loaf of white bread MANCHET 1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.


MUFFLED – ADJECTIVES
– muffled, indistinct, obscure; said of sound, the voice, etc. VEILED 1834
– muffled; so dull as to be hardly or indistinctly heard; muffled; said of sounds DEAF 1612 obs.
– muffled, veiled, masked MUZZLED 1581 obs., chiefly Sc.


MUG – NOUNS
– a small mug THUMB 1901 Eng. dial.
– a very small mug or tin TINNIKIN 1896 Sc. rare


MUG, MUGGER, MUGGING – NOUNS
– a mugging carried out after forced entry into a house when the victim opens the door PUSH-IN 1976 Aust. & US sl.
a mugging that takes place on the victim’s doorstep PUSH-IN JOB 1970s sl.
– an armed mugging or street robbery TAKE-OFF 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– mugging JACK-RACKET 1920s US sl.

MUG etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a mugger; a purse-snatcher JACKROLLER Bk2000 hipster sl.
– a mugger; a street robber SANDBAGGER 1882 US sl. 
– a mugger; a thief JACK 1920s US sl.
– a mugger who robs drunkards by night MUG-HUNTER 1887
– the victim of a mugging or street robbery TURKEY 1970s US criminals’ & teen sl.

MUG etc. – VERBS
– to look for someone to mug, rob, etc. SCOPE A VIC 1960s African-American teen sl.
– to mug, to attack and rob a person, esp. in a public place MUG 1864 colloq.
– to mug, to beat up; to assault a person JACK UP 1965 US colloq.
– to mug, to rob; to swindle; to con RAMP 1812 UK sl.
– to mug; to rob with violence; to rob and mutilate YOKE 1900s sl.


MUGGY – ADJECTIVES
– muggy, close MUNGY 1809 chiefly Eng. dial.
– muggy, damp and warm PUGGY 1875 Eng. dial.
muggy; misty, foggy MUZZY 1754
– muggy, hot and humid STICKY 1855 orig. US
– muggy, hot, close, stifling, warm POTHERY 1696
– muggy, hot, sultry; threatening thunder BULDERING 1746 Eng. dial.
– muggy, humid MUCKY 1804 Amer. dial.
– muggy, humid MURKY 1965 Amer. dial.
– muggy, humid, damp GIFFY 1829 Amer. dial.
– muggy, humid, damp GIVEY;  GIVY 1829 Amer. dial.
– muggy, moist, damp MIGGY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– muggy, murky MULKY 1965 Amer. dial.


MULATTO –  see MIXED RACE


MULE – NOUNS
– a broken-down mule or horse BANICAL 1958 Amer. dial.
– a drove of mules BARREN 1486 obs.
– a female mule POLLY 1968 Amer. dial.
– a female mule or donkey MAUD (MULE) 1935 Amer. dial.
– a male mule JACK 1884 Amer. dial.
– a Missouri mule MISSOURI HUMMINGBIRD World War I Amer. sl.
– a mule ANTELOPE 1899 US sl.
– a mule BROOMTAIL 1965 Amer. dial.
– a mule BURRHEAD 1967 Amer. dial.
– a mule DAISY 1887 US sl.
– a mule DONK World War I Amer. sl.
– a mule ESEL 1967 Amer. dial.
– a mule GUM-GOOLEY 1966 Amer. dial.
– a mule HALF-ASS 1587 obs.
– a mule HARDHEAD 1950 Amer. dial.
– a mule HAY-BURNER 1917 Amer. dial.
– a mule JARHEAD 1918 Amer. dial.
– a mule LONG-EARED JACK 1950 Amer. dial.
– a mule LONG-EARED ROBIN 1962 Amer. dial.
– a mule MEXICAN QUARTER HORSE 1966 Amer. dial., derogatory
– a mule MUTE 1838 Eng. dial. rare
– a mule OAKHEAD 1966 Amer. dial. jocular usage
– a mule PENCIL TAIL 1982 Amer. dial.
– a mule PESTLE-TAIL 1918 Amer. dial.
– a mule PLUG 1965 Amer. dial.
– a mule RAT TAIL World War I Amer. sl.
– a mule RAWHIDE 1967 Amer. dial.
– a mule SKIN 1925 sl.
– a mule TEXAS CANARY BIRD 1911 Amer. dial.
– a mule; a stubborn horse JUGHEAD 1936 sl., chiefly US
– a mule between a horse and she-ass; a hinny BURDON a1382 obs.
– a mule, esp. a small one JACKRABBIT 1940 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey ARIZONA CANARY 1930s sl.
– a mule or donkey ARIZONA NIGHTINGALE 1940 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey DESERT CANARY 20C US sl.
– a mule or donkey EE-AW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey HAW-HAW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey HEE-HAW 1938 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey LONGEARS 1889 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey MOAK;  MOKE 1839
– a mule or donkey MOUNTAIN CANARY 1921 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey ROCKY MOUNTAIN CANARY 1921 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey; a horse with a large, chunky head LONGHEAD 1950 Amer. dial.
– a mule or donkey; usually constructed with a place name, as ‘Arizona canary’ CANARY 1876 US jocular usage
– a mule or horse, esp. one considered inferior HAMMERHEAD 1941 Amer. dial.
– a mule or horse used on night duty NIGHTMARE 1920 Amer. West usage
– a mule or jackass JASS 1965 Amer. dial.
– a mule or jackass JASSACK 1845 Amer. dial.
– a mule or jackass JASS-ASS 1965 Amer. dial.
– a mule or jackass JASS-ONKEY 1965 Amer. dial.
– a nickname for a female mule or horse MOLLIE;  MOLLY 1944 Amer. dial.
– a nickname for a mule or horse SHAVETAIL 1832 Amer. dial.

MULE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a mule-driver MULE-SKINNER L19 US sl.
– a mule-driver MULE-WHACKER L19 US sl.
– a mule-driver; a driver of animals; a drover WHACKER 1827 Amer. dial. 
– a muleteer DRABI 1900


MULTILINGUAL – ADJECTIVES (also see LANGUAGE)
– multilingual POLYGLOTTISH 1860 rare
multilingual, speaking several languages POLYGLOTTED 1868 rare

MULTILINGUAL – NOUNS
a being multilingual; the knowledge or use of many languages POLYGLOTTISM 1852

MULTILINGUAL – VERBS
– to make multilingual POLYGLOTTIZE 1871 obs. rare


MULTIPLICATION, MULTIPLIED, MULTIPLY – ADJECTIVES
– multiplied by five; fivefold; consisting of five things or parts QUINCUPLE 1774 obs. rare
– multiplied by ten DECUPLATE 1690 obs.

MULTIPLICATION etc. – NOUNS
– a multiplying by five QUINTUPLICATION 1674 rare
– multiplication by eight OCTUPLICATION 1674 obs.
– multiplication by five QUINQUIPLICATION Bk1678 obs.
– multiplication by five QUINTUPLATION 1684 obs. rare
– multiplication by ten, increase tenfold DECUPLATION 1690 obs.
– multiplication by two DUPLICATION c1430 obs.
– the product of multiplication OFFCOME 1542 obs.
– the product of two quantities multiplied together DUCTATE 1610 obs.

MULTIPLICATION etc. – VERBS
– to multiply by eight, to increase eightfold OCTUPLE 1837
– to multiply by five QUINQUIPLICATE Bk1656 obs. rare
– to multiply by four; to make four times as great QUADRUPLIFY 1578 obs. rare
– to multiply by four; to make four times as many or as great QUADRUPLICATE 1661
– to multiply or increase a hundred times CENTUPLICATE c1645
– to multiply or increase by ten DECUPLATE 1690
– to multiply or increase by ten DECUPLE 1674
– to multiply, to make manifold MANIFOLD c1000 rare


MULTITUDE – NOUNS
– a multitude, a crowd ANGERIE 1866 Sc.
– a multitude, a crowd ARGERIE Bk1898 Sc.
– a multitude, a crowd, a swarm SCRAE;  SKRAE 1899 Sc.
– a multitude, a crowd a swarm; a large quantity or number VERMIN 1745 Sc.
– a multitude, a crowd, a throng MANZY;  MENYIE;  MENZIE 1598 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a multitude, a great company, esp. of persons HEAP 971
– a multitude, a great many, a large quantity SIGHT 1390 UK
– a multitude, a great mass, a swarm, esp. of small objects UITANY 1929 Sc.
– a multitude; a great number; a good deal SCALD 1893 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a multitude, an abundance, more than enough; a large amount or quantity OCEANS L16
– a multitude, a number SCARNOCH Bk1904 Sc.
– a multitude, a number UMBERMENT 1550-3 obs.
– a multitude, a swarm MIRGE Bk1903 Sc.  
– a multitude, a troop; a number of persons prepared for a journey FARE 1297 obs.
– multitude MANYHEDE a1300 obs.
– the multitude; the chief in point of number MAIN-HEAD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– the multitude; the great body of people THE MANY 1526


MUMBLE, MUMBLING – ADJECTIVES
inclined to mumble MUMBLY 1849
– characterizing speech that is mumbling, rambling, evasive MOWY-MOUTHED 1936 Amer. dial.
– mumbling, indistinct in speech, inarticulate TONGUE-TACKIT 1923 Sc.
– mumbling, lisping, indistinct GAVELLOUS 1903 Sc.

MUMBLE etc. – NOUNS
– a mumbling, a grumbling, a muttering, a murmuring; a speaking in a low tone MUSSITATION 1649
– a mumbling; a mumbled or muttered utterance MUMBLEMENT 1595 rare

MUMBLE etc. – VERBS
– to mumble MAMMOCK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to mumble about or concerning MIFFLE AFTER 1893 Eng. dial.
– to mumble and avoid making a decision, to dither FUMFER; FUMPER 1980s US sl.
– to mumble, as a toothless person; to talk indistinctly YAFFLE 1847 Eng. dial.
– to mumble in a halting or indistinct way; to stammer out WABBLE 1920 Sc.
– to mumble in a toothless fashion NATTLE 1825 Sc.
– to mumble, mutter, or talk in a sleepy, monotonous manner DRUMBLE 1579 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to mumble, to grumble; to chatter; to complain RABBIT ON 1941 sl.
– to mumble; to grumble; to threaten in an undertone MAUNDER 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to mumble, to mutter MURMELL 1546 Sc. obs.
– to mumble, to mutter, to babble; to speak indistinctly or idly PALTER 1538 obs.
– to mumble, to mutter, to be indecisive HEE-HAW L15 sl.
– to mumble, to mutter, to be indecisive HEM AND HAW L15 sl.
– to mumble, to mutter, to be indecisive HEM-HAW L15 sl.
– to mumble, to mutter, to be indecisive HUM AND HAW 1632
– to mumble, to mutter; to chatter MAMBLE c1275 obs.
– to mumble, to mutter; to utter indistinctly SUP UP 1581 obs.
– to mumble, to mutter; to utter indistinctly or inarticulately, as if with toothless gums MUMP a1586
– to mumble, to mutter, to whisper; to speak softly or indistinctly MUM c1390
– to mumble, to repeat indistinctly FLUMMER 1533 obs.
– to mumble, to speak incoherently EAT ONE’S WORDS 1968 Amer. dial.
– to mumble; to speak indistinctly, to stammer MAFFLE 1387 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to mumble, to speak through the nose PHUMPHER 1987 Amer. dial. (Yiddish ‘fonfen’)


MUMMER, MUMMING – NOUNS
(a disguising oneself, especially for festivities)
– participation in a mummers’ play MUMMERING 1884 chiefly Can.
– participation in a mummers’ play MUMMERY 1465 hist.
– participation in a mummers’ play MUMMING 1417 hist.

MUMMER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a mummer FANTASTIC 1899 Amer. dial.
– a mummer FANTASTICAL 1838 Amer. dial.
– a mummer, a guiser MASKER 1848 Eng. dial.
a person who acts in a mummers’ play or in a mime MUMMER a1456

MUMMER etc. – VERBS
– to perform as a mummer; to act in a mime or dumb-show MUM a1456


MUMMY – NOUNS
– a mummy SKELET 1603 obs. rare

MUMMY – VERBS
– to embalm as a mummy; to mummify MUMMIANIZE 1613 obs. rare


MUMPS – NOUNS
– the mumps BRANK Bk1911 Sc.
– the swellings round the jaws caused by mumps SCLAFFERT 1808 Sc. obs.


MUNCH – NOUNS
– a munch, a single act of chewing coarse or rank food, as raw vegetables RAMSH 1825 Sc.

MUNCH – VERBS
– to munch and chew vigorously with much noise; to crunch with the teeth RAMSH;  RANSH;  RUNSH 1825 Sc.
– to munch; to chew; to eat MANCH 1829 Eng. dial.
– to munch, to chew; to eat greedily and noisily MUNGE 1770 chiefly Eng. dial.
– to munch, to chew, to masticate; to eat greedily MAUNGE 1362 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to munch; to eat or devour greedily RAUNCH;  RAUNGE 1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to munch with a crunching sound GROUZE; GROWZE 1624 Eng. dial.


MUNICIPALITY – NOUNS
– a municipality MUNICIPY 1882 obs. rare


MURAL – NOUNS
– a mural MURIEL 1955 Brit. colloq.


MURDER, MURDERED, MURDERER, MURDERING, MURDEROUS – ADJECTIVES
– dealing in or inciting murder MURDER-MONGERING 1840 rare
– cruelly murderous; pertaining to massacre MASSACROUS 1593 obs.
– inflicting or involving brutal slaughter or injury; murderous; barbarous; bloody BUTCHEROUS 1575
– murdered SILENT 1725 sl.
– murdered UPSTATE 2003 US sl.
– murdered, dead ONE-EIGHT-SEVEN 1990s US sl.
– murdered, killed ELIMINATED E20 US criminals’ sl.
– murdered, killed, hanged JAMMED M18 UK criminals’ sl.
– murderous MURDERISH 1550 rare
– murderous SICARIOUS 1811 rare
– murderous, bloodthirsty, cruel; delighting in carnage SANGUINARY 1623 
– murderous, bloody CARNAL 1594 obs.
– murderous, killing, doing to death DEATH-DOING a1652
– murderous, killing; doing to death; causing death DEAD-DOING 1590 obs.
– murderous; man-slaying; pert. to homicide HOMICIDIOUS 1632 rare
– murderous, ruffianly CUT-THROAT 1567
– murderous; said of one who has shed blood RED-HANDED 1898 Sc.
 
MURDER etc. – ADVERBS
– murderously; by means of murder MURDERABLY c1485 Sc. obs. rare
 
MURDER etc. – NOUNS
– a bag made of hide and containing all such equipment as is necessary in the investigation of a murder MURDER BAG 20C Scotland Yard usage
– a block of cement in which gangsters have concealed the body of a murdered person CEMENT KIMONO 1952 Amer. sl.
– a block of cement in which gangsters have concealed the body of a murdered person CEMENT OVERCOAT 1969 Amer. sl.
– a block of cement used by gangsters to weigh down the feet of a murdered person before disposal in a body of water CEMENT OVERSHOES 1962 Amer. sl.
– a block of cement used by gangsters to weigh down the feet of a murdered person before disposal in a body of water CEMENT SHOES 1975 Amer. sl.
– a cruel murdering or killing; humorous use: slaughter TRUCIDATION 1623 rare
– a cruel or peculiarly atrocious murder MASSACRE 1589 obs.
– a list of persons to be murdered or assassinated HIT LIST 1976 Amer. sl.
– a mania for murder HOMICIDOMANIA Bk1991
– a murder SNUFF 1994 US sl.
– a murder SNUFFING 1970s Amer. sl.
– a murder, a homicide ONE-EIGHT-SEVEN;  ONE EIGHTYSEVEN 1940s sl.
– a murderous intention; insurrection SULLEVATION 1611 obs.
– a murderous intention; insurrection SULLIVATION 1605 obs.
– a murder that cannot be proved as such ACCIDENT 1964 US sl.
– an arrangement to have someone murdered by a professional killer CONTRACT 1930s Amer. sl.
– a planned murder TAG 1982 US sl.
– a planned murder; an assassination ZOTZ 1988 US sl.
– first-degree murder MURDER ONE 1971 US sl.
– murder ALIICIDE 1868 nonce word
– murder MURDERATION 1715 US colloq.
– murder MURDRUM 1767 obs.
– murder SASSINATION 1623 rare
– murder, butchery, torture CARNIFICE 1657 obs. rare
– murder, death; a coffin CHICAGO OVERCOAT 1930s US sl.
– murder, death, destruction BANE c1175 obs.
– murder, homicide; the act of killing a man MAN-SLAYING c1380
– murder, manslaughter, homicide MANQUELLING c1380 obs.
– murder, manslaughter, homicide MANSLAUGHT c897 obs.
– murder, slaughter MURDERMENT a1400 obs. rare
– murder, slaughter MURTH c893 obs.
– objects connected with a murder, esp. a notorious one, treated as collectable items MURDERABILIA 1989 orig. US
– plain or downright murder, as distinguished from manslaughter ABERE-MURDER 1706 obs.
– the identification of somebody as a murder target RAP 1910s sl.
– the murder of a fellow inmate by tossing a Molotov cocktail or petrol bomb into the cell TORCH 1960s US prison sl.
– the practice of murder MURDERDOM 1514-46 obs. rare
– the purveying of news or stories about murder MURDER-MONGERING 1891 rare
 
MURDER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a female writer of murder stories MURDERMONGERESS 1957
– a murderer BANEMAN 1870 arch.
– a murderer BANESMAN 1870 arch.
– a murderer CAIN ME
– a murderer MANQUELLE c1250 obs. rare
– a murderer MANSLAUGHT a1300 obs.
– a murderer MORTHERER Bk1888 obs.
– a murderer MULLER 1979 Brit. sl.
– a murderer MULLIER 20C Brit. market-traders’ sl.
– a murderer MURDER MAN a1450
– a murderer MURDRESAR a1500 Sc. obs.
– a murderer MURDRIER 1481 obs. rare
– a murderer; a confirmed criminal BAD ACTOR Bk1975 Amer. criminals’ sl. 
– a murderer; a cutthroat; literally, one who hacks; an assassin HACKSTER 1581 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a murderer; a killer MACTATOR 1656 obs. rare
– a murderer; a manslayer MANQUELLER c1290 obs. exc. arch.
– a murderer, an assassin MURTHER a1000 obs. exc. Sc.
– a murderer; a slayer; one who causes the death or destruction of another BANE;  BAYN a800 obs.
– a murderer of one’s master or teacher MAGISTRICIDE 1670 nonce word
– a murderer; one who kills a man; occasionally, one who commits manslaughter MANSLAYER a1300
– a murderer; one who strangles or throttles GUZZLER L19 sl.
– a murderer or assassin by profession; a ruffian who murders or does deeds of violence CUTTHROAT 1535
– a murderer or cut-throat JUGULATOR 1882 rare
– a murder victim MURDEREE 1846
– a person who commits or incites murder MURDERMONGER 1900
– a person who is laden with murder or bloodguiltiness MAN OF BLOOD 1382
– a woman who commits murder MURDERESS a1393
– a writer of murder stories MURDER MAN 1890
– a writer of murder stories MURDERMONGER 1785 rare
 
MURDER etc. – PHRASES
– a murder is being investigated THE MURDER BAGS ARE OUT 20C Scotland Yard usage
 
MURDER etc. – VERBS
– to arrange and carry out one’s first contracted murder MAKE ONE’S BONES 1950s US criminals’ sl.
– to be murdered TAKE IT FROM THE HEAD 1990s US gang sl.
– to be murdered TAKE THE CHECKERS 1934 US criminals’ sl.
– to be murdered on the instructions of a criminal gang MOB (IT) 1930s US criminals’ sl.
– to commit a murder MAKE ONE 2000s sl.
– to commit a murder for hire CARRY THE MAIL 1971 US sl.
– to meet with a violent death by murder, accident, or hanging BE JAMMED 1811 sl.
– to murder GUZZLE 1885 Amer. sl.
– to murder MANQUELL a1548 obs. rare
– to murder O.J. 1990s African-American sl.
– to murder PUT ONE’S HEAD OUT 2000s African-American gang sl.
– to murder SHOVE OFF Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– to murder TAKE 1930 UK criminals’ sl.
– to murder, esp. by shooting BLIP OFF 1927 US sl.
– to murder; hence, gang slogan used by the Crips of Los Angeles B187, i.e. ‘we kill Bloods’ ONE-EIGHT-SEVEN;  ONE EIGHTYSEVEN 1990s African-American gang sl.
– to murder someone CANCEL SOMEONE OUT 1990s sl.
– to murder someone CHECK 1997 US sl.
– to murder someone; to kill deliberately SCRAG 1930 US sl.
– to murder someone; to kill someone SHUT UP SOMEONE’S SHOP L19 sl.
– to murder, to assassinate CANCEL SOMEONE’S TICKET 1960s sl.
– to murder, to assassinate SASSINATE 1656 rare
– to murder, to assassinate, usually by taking the victim out in a car and killing them at some stage, then dumping the body far from one’s base TAKE FOR A RIDE 1927 US criminals’ sl.
– to murder, to die CROKE Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– to murder, to execute CLIP 1927 US sl.
– to murder, to kill BLIP (OFF) 1920s sl.
– to murder, to kill DOOM (OUT) 1970s US sl.
– to murder, to kill FAKE OUT AND OUT E19 sl.
– to murder, to kill GIVE THE AXE 1897 Amer. sl.
– to murder, to kill KNOCK OFF THE HOOKS M19 sl.
– to murder; to kill PUSH OFF 1940s US criminals’ sl.
– to murder, to kill PUT OFF 1990s Aust. sl.
– to murder, to kill QUIET DOWN 1970s US sl.
– to murder, to kill SNUFF 1930s sl.
– to murder, to kill SNUFF SOMEONE’S CANDLE L19 sl.
– to murder, to kill TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE CALENDAR 1980s US sl.
– to murder, to kill TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE COUNT 1980s sl.
– to murder, to kill ZOTZ 20C sl.
– to murder, to kill a person MURDRES c1480 Sc. obs.
– to murder, to kill a person unlawfully MURTRISH 1490 obs. rare
– to murder; to kill by suffocation or strangulation, or for the purpose of selling the victim’s body for dissection BURKE 1829
– to murder, to kill, esp. to execute; chiefly used among members of the criminal underworld, esp. the Mafia WACK (OUT);  WHACK (OUT) 1973 US sl.
– to murder, to kill, to destroy MAKE AWAY WITH 1892 Sc.
– to murder, to kill; to destroy OFF 1930 sl., orig. African-American
– to murder, to kill, to shoot dead CAP 1970s sl., orig. African-American
– to murder, to kill, to wound; to assassinate CONTRUCIDATE 1656 obs.
– to murder, to seriously injure SCHOLICK 1898 Eng. dial.
– to murder, to slaughter TAKE OFF 1897 Sc. 


MURKY – ADJECTIVES
– murky, dark DAUK 1804 Sc. obs.
– murky, misty, cloudy, not clear; said of air, etc. TROUBLY c1380 obs.
– murky, misty, dim; obscure, dark CALIGINOUS 1548 now arch.


MURMUR, MURMURING – ADJECTIVES
– murmuring MURMURANT 1669 obs.
– murmuring, full of muttering sound, buzzing MUTTEROUS 1582 obs. rare
– murmuring, muttering; speaking in an undertone MUSSITANT 1681 obs.
– resembling the sound of a murmur MURMURISH 1851 rare

MURMUR etc. – NOUNS
– a low murmuring, rumbling, or growling sound CURMURRING 1787 Sc.
– a murmur; a low, quiet muttering ADMURMURING 1677 obs. rare
– a murmur; a soft strain; a faint echo; said of sounds WAFF 1832 Sc.
– a murmuring against something OBMURMURATION 1604 obs.
– a murmuring, a grumbling CRAKE 1838 Eng. dial.
– a murmuring, a grumbling, a mumbling, a muttering MUSSITATION 1649
– a murmuring at ADMURMURATION 1731 obs.
– a murmuring, esp. of discontent MUTING 1542 obs.
– a murmuring; the murmured expression of discontent MURMELL 1535 Sc. obs. rare
– a murmurous flow of words BURBLE 1898
– inarticulate murmuring; indistinct speech MUMMING 1440 obs.
– the act of murmuring; a murmur ADMURMURATION 1727 obs. rare

MURMUR etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a murmurer; a detractor MURMURATOR 1670 obs.
– a person who murmurs or mutters MUMMER 1440 obs. exc. Sc.

MURMUR etc. – VERBS
– to make a low murmuring or purring sound CURMUR 1831
– to murmur MUTE 1570 obs.
– to murmur busily, to mutter; to speak indistinctly BUZZ 1555 arch.
– to murmur discontentedly, to fret, to grumble ORP 1725 Sc.
– to murmur discontentedly; to grumble, to complain MUSE a1382 obs.
– to murmur monotonously RANE 1899 Sc.
– to murmur monotonously RANE 1899 Sc.
– to murmur; to complain in low muttered tones; to grumble MUMMER 1763 rare
– to murmur, to complain; to fret CRAKE 1871 Eng. dial.
– to murmur, to complain, to grumble MURK a1000 obs. rare
– to murmur, to complain, to grumble MURKEN a1000 obs.
– to murmur, to complain; to grumble YAMMER 1774 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to murmur, to grumble; to speak angrily, harshly, or discordantly JANGLE a1300 arch.
– to murmur, to make a noise MUSTLE 1570 obs. rare
– to murmur, to mutter DEMURMURATE 1641 obs.
– to murmur, to mutter; to grumble in a discontented or ill-tempered manner CHOUNTER;  CHUNDER;  CHUNNER;  CHUNTER 1599
– to murmur, to mutter, to grumble, to fret, to complain CHANNER c1375 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to murmur, to repine; to be annoyed, but to keep one’s feelings to oneself; to be secretly displeased GRUMBLE IN THE GIZZARD 1785 Eng. dial.
– to speak murmurously BURBLE 1891
– to tell in a low murmur or whisper; to communicate privately and busily BUZZ 1583 arch.


MUSCLE, MUSCULAR – ADJECTIVES
– characterized by muscular development; powerful, strong MUSCULOUS 1609
– composed of muscle; containing muscle MUSCULOUS a1425 rare
– composed of muscle; provided with muscles MUSCULATED 1731 rare
– having well-defined abdominal muscles ABBED 2002 UK sl.
– muscular JACKED 2000s US college sl.
– muscular STACKED 2002 US sl.
– muscular YOKED; YOLKED 1993 US sl.
– muscular and hardy BEEFY 1889
– muscular and strong, athletic, supple LEISH 1818 Sc.
– muscular, athletic; large and well-made RENKY 1684 Eng. dial.
– muscular; attractive HUNKY 1972 US sl.
– muscular, big, and vigorous; said of a man HUSKY 1869 sl., orig. US
– muscular; having large muscles LACERTOSE c1400 obs.
– muscular; having large muscles LACERTOUS 1541 obs.
muscular, lithe, active LEATHERING  1865 Eng. dial.
– muscular, sinewy; vigorous, strong NERVOUS 1413 rare
– muscular, strong, healthy BUFF 1980s sl.
– muscular, strong, healthy; in very good physical condition BUFFED (UP) 1950s sl.
– muscular; weighty HEFTY 1871 sl.
– muscular; with well-defined muscles, esp. in reference to the abdominal muscles CUT Bk2006 US sl.
– pert. to a man with a muscular body, fully developed or large genitals, slim hips, and broad shoulders WELL-DEVELOPED 1769

MUSCLE etc. – NOUNS
– a muscle FLESH-STRING 1587 obs.
– a muscle LACERT c1386 obs.
– a muscle, muscles GREEN AND BRUSSEL(S) 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– a muscle or tendon; muscle tissue MUSCULAGE 1547 obs.
– any minor stiffness or pain of the muscles or joints; a Charley horse CHARLEY 20C Amer. sl.
– a painful muscle spasm or cramp, esp. in the neck or back CRICK 15C colloq.
– largeness or fullness of muscles MUSCULOUSNESS 1727 obs. rare
– movement produced by muscular action MUSCULATION 1853 obs. rare
– muscular development MUSCULATION 1876
– muscularity; a being muscular MUSCULOSITY 1721 obs.
– sharply defined muscles, esp. in the abdominal area CUTS Bk2006 US sl.
– the abdominal muscles ABS 1956 US sl.
– the deltoid muscles DELTS Bk2006 US sl.
– the quadriceps muscles QUADS 1984 US sl.

MUSCLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a man of great muscularity, strength, or agility but limited intellect TARZAN 1921 
– a man with highly developed muscles; esp. a bodybuilder or a wrestler; one having an outstanding physique MUSCLE-MAN 1805 sl.
– a muscular, attractive man BEEFCAKE 1949 sl., orig. US
– a muscular, but oafish, dull person BUNK 1910s US sl.
– a muscular, large person; a well-built male BEEF 1929 US sl.
– a muscular man employed to intimidate others with violence, or threats of violence MUSCLE 1942 sl., orig. US
– a muscular or athletic man, esp. a bodyguard or hired thug ANIMAL 1921 Amer. sl.
– a muscular or very tall person of either sex AMAZON 1960s US campus sl.
– a muscular, short person NUGGET c1890 Aust. colloq.
– a muscular, stupid man NO-NECK Aust. sl.
– a muscular, well-built, esp. one who is ostentatiously so; a ‘he-man’ HE-HUCKLEBERRY 1933 Amer. dial.
– a person with a muscular, powerful physique; a fit, healthy, energetic, lively person BALL OF MUSCLE 1923 Aust. sl.
– a well-muscled, beautiful woman GLAMAZON 2001 sl.

MUSCLE etc. – VERBS
– to achieve well-developed and sculpted muscles GET VEINS 1984 US bodybuilding sl. 
to become muscular; to put on muscle MUSCULARIZE 1809 rare
– to cause a muscle spasm or crick in the neck, back, etc. CRICK 15C colloq.


MUSE, MUSING – ADJECTIVES
– musing, thoughtful, meditating; deep in thought COGITABUND 1649 rare
musing, thoughtful, meditating; deep in thought COGITABUNDOUS 1627

MUSE etc. – VERBS
– to muse, to be absent-minded MEASE 1877 Eng. dial.
– to muse; to be in an abstracted or absent state of mind DUMP 1530 obs.
– to muse, to ponder MAUNDER 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to muse, to think DERN B1900 Sc.


MUSEUM – ADJECTIVES
adapted or suited for display in a museum MUSEOLOGICAL 1949

MUSEUM – NOUNS
– a museum, picture-gallery, etc.; a room devoted to the display of works of art CABINET 1676 obs. or arch.
– the description of the contents of museums MUSEOGRAPHY 1895
– the organizing and managing of museums; museum curation MUSEOLOGY 1885

MUSEUM – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who classifies and catalogues the contents of museums MUSEOGRAPHER 1880 rare
– a person who classifies and catalogues the contents of museums MUSEOGRAPHIST 1776 obs. rare


MUSHROOM – ADJECTIVES
– having an enthusiasm for mushrooms and other edible fungi MYCOPHILIC 1957
– that enjoys eating mushrooms FUNGIVOROUS 1991
– wary of eating mushrooms MYCOPHOBE 1957
 wary of eating mushrooms MYCOPHOBIC 1957
 
MUSHROOM – NOUNS
– a circle of mushrooms; one of the mushrooms in a circle FAIRY RING 1895 Amer. dial.
– a fondness for eating mushrooms MYCOPHILIA 1957 rare
– a large, round mushroom DEVIL’S FOOTSTOOL 1950 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom FAIRY UMBRELLA 1968 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom MUSHER 1883 Eng. dial
– a mushroom MUSHIE 1935 Aust. colloq.
– a mushroom MUSHYROOM Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or fungus FUNGE a1398 obs.
– a mushroom or fungus FUNGO 1562 obs.
– a mushroom or toadstool CAMPERNOYLE 1527 obs.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD 1968 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD-FROG 1966 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD-FROG HOUSE 1966 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD-FROG STOOL 1624 obs.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD’S UMBRELLA 1941 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or toadstool TOAD UMBRELLA 1986 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom or toadstool TREE TOAD 1968 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom that grows on woodland stumps and trees and logs DEVIL’S BREAD 1907 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom that grows out like brackets from the sides of trees CAT STOOL 1968 Amer. dial.
– a mushroom that grows out like brackets from the sides of trees TREE FROG 1969 Amer. dial.
– an edible mushroom or fungus ONE-FOOT MEAT 1950s W. Indies sl.
– mushrooms MOOSH 1990s sl.
– mushrooms MUSH 1990s sl.
– mushrooms as a pizza topping SHROOMERS 1996 US sl.
– mushrooms that grow out like brackets from the sides of trees CATFACE 1966 Amer. dial.
– sausage and mushrooms S AND M 1996 US sl.
– suspicion of or a reluctance to eat mushrooms, toadstools, or other fungi MYCOPHOBIA 1957
– the Amanita Muscaria, a hallucinogenic mushroom WOODPECKER OF MARS M20 US drugs sl.
– the common mushroom Agaricus campestris, and other fungi FAIRY TABLE Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– the practice of eating mushrooms, esp. those collected from the wild MYCOPHAGY 1865
– the stalk of a mushroom TAIL 1613 Eng. dial.
 the use of certain mushrooms or their extracts as a means of inducing mystical experiences MYCOMYSTICISM 1962 rare
 the worship of fungi, especially mushrooms MYCOLATRY Bk1991
 
MUSHROOM – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person fond of eating mushrooms; one who has an enthusiasm for mushrooms and other edible fungi MYCOPHILE 1885
– a person who eats mushrooms, esp. ones collected from the wild MYCOPHAGE 1958
– a person who eats mushrooms, esp. ones collected from the wild MYCOPHAGIST 1861
 a person who is wary of eating mushrooms MYCOPHOBE 1957