OFFAL – adjectives
– OFFIVOROUS offal-eating …1713 nonce word
offal – nouns
– CAD carrion, offal, bad meat …1876 Eng. dial.
– CAGMAG unwholesome, decayed, or loathsome meat; offal …1847 Eng. dial. or vulgar
– GARBAGE the offal of an animal used for food; esp. the entrails …c1430
– GARBISH the offal of an animal used for food; esp. the entrails …c1430
– HAGGERSNASH † offal, scraps of meat …1808 Sc.
– RIFF-RAFF anything worthless; refuse; sweepings; offal …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRAG offal …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
offal – verbs
– GARBAGE † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
– GARBIDGE † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
– GARBISH † to disembowel; to remove the offal from; to gut fish …1542
OFFEND – verbs
– CAG to offend; to insult …1504 Eng. dial.
– KITTLE to offend; to puzzle …Sc.
– MIFF to annoy or infuriate; to take offense or offend …1811 sl.
– MISFET to offend, to incur ones displeasure …Bk1903 Sc.
– MISQUEME † to displease, to dissatisfy, to offend ..,?c1395
– OFFENCE † to offend …1512
– PEAK to offend, to pique; to bear a grudge …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– RAUNCH OUT to offend by making sexual remarks or using offensive language …1970s US campus sl.
– STEP ON THE TOES OF to give offense to, to vex …c1394
– TOUCH to offend, to hurt the feelings of; to become offended or hurt …1959 Amer. dial.
– TREAD ON THE TOES OF to give offense to, to vex …1868
– UMBRAGE * to offend, to displease …a1894
OFFENDED – adjectives
– CAGGED irritated, angry, annoyed, vexed, offended; grieved …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CLUNCHY quick-tempered; short tempered; easily offended …19C Eng. dial.
– DORTY spoiled, pettish, sullen, sulky, easily offended, ill-humoured; saucy, haughty, conceited, proud, stubborn; contemptuous …a1605 Sc.
– FRATCH quarrelsome, easily offended, touchy …1882 Eng. dial.
– HIGHTY-TIGHTY petulant, huffy, easily offended …1848
– IN SNUFF offended …L16 sl.
– KITTLY easily offended; sensitive …Sc.
– MIFF †* out of humour, offended …1797
– MIFFED annoyed, offended, indignant, disgruntled …1805
– MIFFISH * easily offended or irritated …1790
– OFFENDABLE * capable of being or liable to be offended …1868
– OFFENSIBLE * liable to take offense; easily offended …a1800
– ON OFFSIDES of a person: odd, peculiar; irritable, touchy, easily offended …1969 Amer. dial.
– ON THE OFFSIDE of a person: odd, peculiar; irritable, touchy, easily offended …1969 Amer. dial.
– ON THE PECK irritable; angry; ready to fight; short-tempered; easily offended …1907 Amer. dial.
– OUCHY irritable, short-tempered, touchy, easily offended, sensitive, intolerant …1966 Amer. dial.
– OWLY angry, cross, irritable, bad-tempered, easily offended; sulky, pouting …1950 Amer. dial.
– POKED OUT put out, upset, offended …1988 Amer. dial.
– PECKISH short-tempered; easily offended; nagging, hypercritical …1895 Amer. dial.
– PECKY short-tempered; easily offended; nagging, hypercritical …1949 Amer. dial.
– SAFT-SKINNED easily offended, touchy, thin-skinned …1882 Sc. & N. Eng. dail.
– SHORT-PATIENCED quick-tempered; excitable; touchy; irritable; easily offended; impatient …1922 Amer. dial.
– SHORT-PATIENT quick-tempered; excitable; touchy; irritable; easily offended; impatient …1922 Amer. dial.
– STRUNTY short-tempered, easily offended, sulky, out of humour, pettish, huffy …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TECHY touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered, peevish, easily offended, sensitive …1815 Amer. dial.
– TEECHY tetchy, peevish, irritable, short-tempered; easily offended or angered …1691 Eng. dial.
– TETCHY touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered, peevish, easily offended …1592
– TETTY † easily offended; irritable, peevish; captious, testy, cross-tempered; bad-tempered …1621 obs. exc. Sc.
– THIN-SKINNED sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy
– TICKLE uncertain in temper; touchy, easily offended …1874 Eng. dial.
– TICKLISH easily upset in temper; apt to be offended, sensitive, touchy …1581
– TICKY finicky, fussy, too particular; touchy, easily offended …1894 Amer. dial.
– TILTISH † easily offended, irritable, touchy …1746 Eng. dial.
– TILTY † easily offended, irritable, touchy …1825 Eng. dial.
– TITCHY tetchy, peevish, irritable, short-tempered; easily offended or angered …1691 Eng. dial.
– TOITISH saucy, pert, or impudent; easily offended; flighty in temper; irritable, ill-tempered, snappish …1846 Eng. dial.
– UPPISH irritable, easily offended …L18 sl.
– WAMBLE-CROPPED unhappy, discomfited, irritated; dissatisfied; offended …1836 Amer. dial.
– WOMBLE-CROPPED unhappy, discomfited, irritated; dissatisfied; offended …1798 Amer. dial.
offended – nouns
– TIFT a slight fit of ill-humour or offendedness; a petty quarrel or disagreement …1751 Sc. & Eng. dial.
offended – verbs
– BRUSTLE UP to act indignantly or offended …1904 Amer. dial.
– GET FUNNY WITH to reveal that one has been offended …20C sl.
– HAVE ONE’S BACK UP to be angry or offended …1783 sl.
– PAUCE to strut around on one’s dignity; to prance with rage or irritation; to assume a stiff, offended demeanour …1808 Sc.
– TAKE IN SNUFF to be offended …L16 sl.
– TAKE SNUFF to be offended …L16 sl.
– THINK to think something is wrong; to feel hurt or offended …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OFFENDER – person
– BAD EGG – a ne’er-do-well; a good-for-nothing; a habitual offender …Bk2004 Amer. sl.
– FAUGHTER † one who commits a fault; a culprit, delinquent, offender …1535
– FAULTER † one who commits a fault; a culprit, delinquent, offender …1535
– FAULTRESS * a female offender …1838
– MOUCHER †* an offender against something …1675
– OFFENDANT * one who offends or does wrong; a transgressor, an offender …1597
– OFFENDRESS * a female offender …1601
OFFENDING – adjectives
– FAYLLARD †* that fails or offends; offending, delinquent …c1310
– UNBESEEMING unbecoming; offending against propriety or good taste …1594
OFFENSE – adjectives
– HAIR-SORE touchy, ready to take offense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– INVIDIOUS likely to give offense or arouse ill feeling …E17
– JUNTOUS apt to take offense; ill-tempered, sullen, captious, surly, morose …1875 Eng. dial.
– MIFFY apt to take offense, touchy, capricious …1750 Eng. dial.
– NARROW-NEBBED narrow in one’s religious views; superstitiously struck; apt to take offense …1899 Sc.
– NATTLE quick to take offense; touchy; irritable; cross …1868 Eng. dial.
– OFFENCEFUL † causing offence or displeasure; wrong; sinful; criminal …1603 rare or obs.
– OFFENCIOUS †* having the quality of transgressing or committing an offence; of the nature of a transgression …c1592
– OFFENSIVE † having the quality of transgressing or committing offense; of the nature of a transgression …1607
– OMBRAGEOUS of persons: suspicious, jealous; apt to disposed to take offense …1601
– PEPPER-NOSED † apt to take offense …1580
– PERJINKETY apt to take offense …B1900 Eng. dial.
– PUGGY to take offense …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SNUFFY annoyed, displeased, ready to take offense, touchy; sulky, angry, vexed, fault-finding; unpleasant, disagreeable …1678
– TANTY ready to take offense, touchy …1880 Sc.
– TETCHIOUS tetchy, touchy, apt to take offense; irritable, irascible, peevish; testy, easily angered, ill-tempered …1913 Amer. dial.
– TIFFISH ready to take offense; pettish, peevish …1855 colloq. rare
– TONTIE ready to take offense, touchy …1880 Sc.
– TOUCHOUS tetchy, touchy, apt to take offense; irritable, irascible, peevish; testy, easily angered, ill-tempered …1880 Amer. dial.
– UMBRAGEOUS of persons: suspicious, jealous; apt to disposed to take offense …1601
– UMBRAGIOUS of persons: suspicious, jealous; apt to disposed to take offense …1601
offense – nouns
– EXCEPTIONS exception, offense …1869 Amer. dial.
– PEAK offense, umbrage, pique; a grudge …1900 Eng. dial.
– UMBRAGE displeasure, annoyance, offense, resentment …1724
offense – person
– HUFF-SNUFF † a conceited fellow who gives himself airs and is quick to take offense; a braggart, a hector, a blustering person …1583
– POOSHIE one who takes offense easily; a timorous person …1966 Ulster sl.
– PUSHIE one who takes offense easily; a timorous person …1966 Ulster sl.
offense – verbs
– FLY SALTY to be annoyed or irritated; to take offense …1930s sl., orig. US Black usage
– JUMP SALTY to be annoyed or irritated; to take offense …1930s sl., orig. US Black usage
– KEG to annoy, to vex, to insult, to give sharp offense; to grieve …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIFF to annoy or infuriate; to take offense or offend …1802
– MOUNT THE HIGH HORSE said of a person affecting airs of superiority, or behaving pretentiously or arrogantly; to be overbearing or oppressive; to be proud; to take offense …1871
– NAB THE RUST to be ill-tempered or sullen: to be angry or sulky; to take offense …L18 sl.
– PACK IT UPON A PERSON to foist an offence upon another …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RABBET to be angry, to take offense …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– REEST to refuse to proceed in any undertaking; to take offense …1812 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RIDE GRUB to take offense; to be sulky, or out of humour …B1785 colloq.
– TAKE FAT to take offense …1898 Eng. dial.
– TAKE ILL to take offense at, to take amiss …1596
– TAKE MIFF to take offense, to be affronted …1750 Eng. dial.
– TAKE THE FRUNTS to take offense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TAKE THE GEE to take offense, to become sulky …a1700 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TAKE PEPPER IN THE NOSE to take offense; to become angry or irritated; to be vexed; to mistrust …1787
– TAKE TIFF to take offense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OFFENSE (criminal act) – nouns
– DEFAULT † a failure in duty; a wrong act or deed; a fault, misdeed, offence …a1225
– MALEFACT † a criminal act; an offense; evil-doing …1534
offense (criminal act) – verbs
– WORK CAPITAL to commit an offense punishable with death …1878 sl.
OFFENSIVE – adjectives
– AWFUL frightful, offensive, exceedingly bad or inferior; unpleasant; terrible …c1786 colloq.
– BLUE of language: coarse or offensive …1832
– DIPSHIT offensive; inconsequential; lacking in intelligence …1968 US sl.
– EAR-SORE † irritable, ill-tempered, morose, peevish, quarrelsome; apt to take offense …1594 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GROTTY ugly, dirty, or offensive; displeasing; disgusting; grotesque, shocking …1964 Amer. sl.
– HORSESHIT contemptible or pretentious; worthless; offensive; unsatisfactory …1939 US sl.
– LAIDLY † offensive, hideous, repulsive …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & arch.
– LAME of no interest or value; uninteresting, dull, boring; also, contemptible, offensive …1955 US sl.
– MISBEHOLDEN offensive, ill-natured, disobliging; uncomely, out of place …1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NEAR THE KNUCKLE rude and slightly offensive; verging on indecent …1895 colloq.
– NESTIE ‘nasty’, foul, filthy, offensive …c1700 Sc.
– ODIOSE †* deserving of hatred, hateful; causing or exciting hatred or repugnance; disagreeable, offensive, repulsive, odious …1560
– OFF disgusting, revolting, offensive …1987 Aust. sl.
– OFFENSABLE † offensive, aggressive …1489
– OFFENSIBLE † of the nature of an offence, fault, or crime; hurtful, harmful, injurious; offensive …1574
– OFF THE WALL adj. odd, eccentric; crazy; obnoxious, offensive, pointless …1937 US sl.
– OLD CATAMARAN an old, scraggy woman; a quarrelsome or offensive woman …1785 sl.
– ON THE NOSE disliked, offensive, distasteful …1941 Aust. sl.
– RANCID in poor taste; unseemly, offensive …1989 US sl.
– RANK gross, highly offensive or loathsome; in later use esp. grossly coarse or indecent …a1300
– ROTTEN of language: morally offensive; obscene …1589
– SCARLET flagrantly offensive
– TANTY-JAGGY offensive, sarcastic …1827 Sc.
– VERMINOUS noxious, objectionable, offensive …1621-3
offensive – nouns
– DEVIL’S MINT an inexhaustible supply of things hurtful or offensive …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– OFFENSION † hurt, injury, damage; displeasure, annoyance; what is offensive or causes disgust; wrong-doing, misdeed; fault …c1374
offensive – person
– BASTERD, BASTARD a contemptible, objectionable, or offensive person; an unpleasant or despicable person …1675
– BERK a despicable person; a stupid or offensive person; a disliked person; a fool …1929 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘cunt’ (Berkeley Hunt)
– BIFF an offensive, unattractive, or promiscuous woman …1929-32 US sl., chiefly Black usage
– BIFFER an offensive, unattractive, or promiscuous woman …1929-32 US sl., chiefly Black usage
– BLISTER an offensive or argumentative person …E19 sl.
– BLOB an ugly or offensive person …1960s US college sl.
– CATAMARAN an old, scraggy woman; a quarrelsome or offensive woman …1785 sl.
– DILDO a despicable, offensive, or dim-witted person …1960 US sl.
– DIPSTICK a stupid or offensive person …1963 US sl.
– DIPWAD a stupid or offensive person; a dope, one who lacks intelligence …1976 US college sl.
– DUH an offensive, despicable person; a clumsy person; a socially awkward person …1976 S. African sl.
– FAG an offensive person …1963 Amer. juvenile & student sl.
– FAGGOT a general term of abuse, usually of women or children; a shrewish, bad-tempered, or offensive woman …1591
– FROG a contemptible or offensive person …c1330
– GEEK a person, a fellow, esp. one who is regarded as foolish, offensive, worthless, etc.; a clumsy or eccentric person; one who is befooled or derided; a dupe …1876 sl., orig. N. Eng. dial.
– GEEP an obnoxious, inept, or suspicious-looking person; an offensive or unpleasant person …1940 US sl.
– GEEZ an offensive or dull-witted old person, usually a man; an odd or unusual fellow …1977 US sl.
– GEEZER an offensive, or dull-witted old person, esp. a man …1885 sl.
– GEEZLE an offensive or dull-witted old person, esp. a man …1954 US sl.
– GIBONEY a stupid, foolish, or offensive person; also, a hired thug, a hoodlum; broadly, a man, a fellow …1921 Italian-American sl.
– GRUB an offensive, obnoxious, or unattractive person …1966 Amer. sl.
– GRUBBER a person who is coarse, ignorant, or offensive …1941 Amer. sl.
– GRUNGE a slovenly or offensive person; an obnoxious person; someone who is sloppy in dress …1965 Amer. student sl.
– HUMP an offensive or despicable person …1963 US sl.
– JEEP a foolish, inexperienced, or offensive individual …1938 Amer. sl.
– NASTY a villain; a hateful, offensive person …1968 Amer. sl.
– OSCAR an offensive, unlikeable person …1905 US sl.
– SHIT an offensive or despicable person, usually a man; a person whose behaviour is regarded as obnoxious …1508 sl.
– VERMIN a vile, objectionable, or offensive person …1581
– VERMINAILLE † vile, objectionable, or offensive people …1600
– WAMPUS a mean, difficult or objectionable person; an offensive or loathsome person …1912 Amer. dial.
offensive – verbs
– ACCLOY to disgust, to weary, to become offensive to …1530
– COME THE ACID to act contrarily, or aggressively; to argue; to be unpleasant or offensive; to speak in a caustic or sarcastic manner …1910s sl.
– COME THE ACID DROP to act contrarily, or aggressively; to argue; to be unpleasant or offensive; to speak in a caustic or sarcastic manner …1910s sl.
– COME THE OLD ACID to act contrarily, or aggressively; to argue; to be unpleasant or offensive; to speak in a caustic or sarcastic manner …1910s sl.
– EAT IT to be extremely objectionable, offensive, or unsatisfactory; to ‘suck’ …1940 US sl.
– EAT RAZOR BLADES to speak harshly and offensively …1972 Barbados sl.
– GET FUNNY WITH to provoke, to act in an offensive manner …L19 sl.
– SHOOT OFF ONE’S FACE to speak offensively or out of turn …1894 Amer. sl.
– STINK to be offensive; to be abhorrent …c1225
– STINK IN THE NOSTRILS to extremely offensive or abhorrent to a person …a1600
– TALK TRASH to engage in aggressive verbal sparring; to speak offensively …1967 US sl.
OFFENSIVENESS – nouns
– OFFENCE † the fact of being annoying, unpleasant, or repulsive; offensiveness; something that causes annoyance or disgust; an offensive object, quality, feature or state of things; a nuisance …c1430
OFFER – nouns
– OFFERTURE † the offering of something for acceptance; an offer, proposal, overture …1631
offer – verbs
– CAST PEARLS BEFORE SWINE to offer something valuable or beautiful to someone who does not appreciate it …Bk1999
– HAUSE, HAWSE to prepare; to attempt, to try; to offer …1851 Eng. dial.
– MAKE to attempt; to try; to offer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NURN † to offer, to proffer …a1300
– OBLATE †* to offer …a1548
– YATE † to provide, to give, to offer …a1300
OFFERING – nouns
– OBLATION † the act of offering or presenting, as a gift in token of respect or honour; also, a gift so offered …1595
– OFFREDGE † the act of offering, or that which is offered; offering, sacrifice …1548
OFFHAND – adjectives
– AIRY of a person or a person’s character, etc.: superficial, shallow; later: nonchalalnt, offhand; dismissive …1609
– JAKE-EASY offhand, easygoing …1917 Sc.
– JECK-EASY offhand, easygoing …1917 Sc.
– OFF-SIDED offhand, casual …1885 Sc.
offhand – verbs
– HIGH-HAT to treat a person in a snobbish or offhand way …colloq., chiefly US and Can.
OFFHANDEDLY – adverbs
– OFFLIKE casually, offhandedly …1949 Amer. dial.
OFFICE – nouns
– ARSE-POLISHING an office job …1939 Royal Air Force
– CABOOSH an office; a small cabin or compartment …20C Royal Navy sl.
– CANTORE † office, banking house …1673
– ORIFICE an office …1984 UK sl.
– PAPER-PUSHING working in an office or as a clerk …1970s sl.
office – person
– ALDERMAN an office worker who informs on his fellow workers …1981 US circus and carnival usage
– BLACK-COATED WORKER an office worker, as opposed to a manual worker …Bk1958 Eng. sl.
– CACKLER an office worker, a clerk …1926 US sl.
– GIRL FRIDAY a female secretary or personal assistant;. one who performs general tasks in an office …1928
– JACK OUT OF OFFICE † a person who has been dismissed from his office …1592
– JACK OUT OF SERVICE † a person who has been dismissed from his office …1540
– PEN-PUSHER (usually derogatory) someone engaged in writing or desk work; an office worker …1911 sl.
– SADIE THE OFFICE SECRETARY a personification of the stereotypical female office worker …1953 US sl.
office – verbs
– DRIVE A QUILL to work in an office …1916 Aust. colloq.
– PUSH PAPER to do boring or unimportant work in an office …20C sl.
OFFICER – person
– OCCIFER an officer …L19 sl.
– OFFICE-MAN † an officer; an official …a1578 Sc.
– OFFICIARY * an officer or official …1611
– OSSIFER an officer …L19 sl.
OFFICIAL – adjectives
– OFFICIARY * belonging to or holding office; official …1755
– OFFICIOUS † pert. to an office or business, official; hence, formal …1610
official – nouns
– OFFICIALESE the language characteristic of officials or of official documents …1884 nonce word
– OFFICIALRY † an official post …1716
– RED-TAPEISM official routine …Bk1903 sl.
– RED-TAPERY official routine …Bk1903 sl.
official – person
– ADMIRAL OF THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE an overdressed, flashy beadle or other minor, uniformed official …19C sl.
– ALCALDE a local official; now also any important or self-important person …1803 Amer. dial.
– BEARD a corrupt public official …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– BUMMER † a politician or public official who is idle or corrupt; a hanger-on of a political party’s officers …1872 US
– JACK-IN-OFFICE an overbearing or self-important petty official; an upstart …1690 sl.
– JACK-OUT-OF-OFFICE a discharged official, in derision …1592 sl.
– JACK OUT OF SERVICE † a person who has been dismissed from his office …1540
– LAME DUCK an office-holder who has not been, or cannot be, re-elected …1910 US sl.
– MAN OF OFFICE an officer or official …a1300
– OFFICE-MAN † an officer; an official …a1578 Sc.
– OFFICIAR † an officer; an official …1681 Sc.
– OFFICIARY * an officer or official …1611
– PANNIKIN BOSS a minor official, often officious …L19 Aust. sl.
– PANNO a minor official, often officious …L19 Aust. sl.
– RABBIT EARS an athlete or official who is quick to take offense at teasing …1967 US sl.
– UNDERHEAD a subordinate official …1599
official – verbs
– OFFICIALIZE * to do official work …1850
OFFICIOUS – adjectives
– GYPSY interfering, meddling, nosy, officious, irritatingly inquisitive …20C W. Indies sl.
– HANDY officious; over-busy with one’s hands …B1900 Eng. dial.
– INBEARING † officious, meddlesome, prone to seize every opportunity of ingratiating oneself …1828 Sc.
– PANTOPRAGMATIC universally meddling or occupied with everything; officious …1861
– PAPPY of persons: conceited, stiff with self-esteem, stuck-up, officious, pompous, puffed up with pride; presumptuous …1881 Sc.
– PAWPY of persons: conceited, stiff with self-esteem, stuck-up, officious, pompous …1881 Sc.
– POLYPRAGMATIC busying oneself about many affairs; meddlesome, officious …1616
officious – nouns (includes OFFICIOUSNESS)
– BUSYTY †* the state of being busy; officiousness; fussiness …c1511
– OFFICIOSITY †* the quality of being officious; attentiveness, dutifulness …1565
officious – person
– GAZABO a blundering or officious person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HEAD-BUMMER a manager; an overseer; a prominent or important person; sarcastically, an officious person …1887 Sc.
– HEN an over-officious woman …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HEN-HUSSY a meddlesome, officious person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– KNICK-KNACKER a fussy, officious person …1960s US sl.
– PLEASE-MAN †* one who tries to please men; an officious or servile person who courts favour; a sycophantic and servile fawner …1588
– POLYPRAGMON † one given to meddling; a busybody; an officious person …1600
– TAPIST a red-tapist; an officious or petty holder of office …1852
OFFSPRING – adjectives
– CLUCKY desirous of having a baby, broody; expressing enthusiasm and excitement about babies; also, pregnant …1913
offspring – nouns
– BAIRN-TEAM brood of children; offspring; family …c885 N. Eng. dial.
– BAIRN-TIME all the offspring of one mother; used of persons and animals …1786 Sc.
– OFF-BEAR progeny, offspring …1953 Amer. dial.
– OFF-SCROUT offspring …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RACE † breeding; the production of offspring …1607
– STRAIN offspring; children …12C
– SUIT † offspring, progeny; the offspring of a villein …1338
– TAIL-FRUIT children; offspring …19C Brit.
offspring – person
– BROLL † a child, offspring; contemptuously, a brat, a little wretch …a1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– IMP † offspring, child, usually male …c1412
– OFF a descendant; offspring; one of a progeny or family …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OFF-SPRIG an offspring …1848 Ireland
– OFF-SPROUT an offspring …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RABBIT a woman who has a large number of children …2002 Jamaica
offspring – verbs
– TIDDER † to be prolific or productive; to produce offspring …a1000
OFTEN – adjectives
– QUOTIENTIVE * indicating how often …1871
often – adverbs
– AT EVERY HAND’S TURN often, frequently …1899 Amer. dial.
– EFTSITH often …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EFT-SITHE † another time, once more; also, from time to time, often …a1300
– EFT-SITHES † another time, once more; also, from time to time, often …a1300
– EVERY HANDS WHILE frequently, constantly …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EVERY-LIKE very frequently, on every occasion or opportunity …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAUNTINGLY † often, frequently, customarily …c1440
– MANIES O’ TIMES very often …1888 Eng. dial.
– MANY A TIME AND OFT on many occasions, in many instances, often, frequently …1760-72
– OFTENISH very often …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OFTENLY †* often …1577
– OFTENS † often …1567 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– OFTEN-SITHE † many times; frequently, often …c1386 obs.
– OFTEN-TIDE † many times; frequently, often …c1330
– OFTENTIME * frequently, often …c1400
– OFTENTIMES many times; frequently, often …c1430 arch.
– OFTEN-WHILE many times; frequently, often …1605
– OFTEN-WHILES many times; frequently, often …a1850
– OFTLY * often …1592
– OFTSITHE † oftentimes, often …a1225.
– OFTSITHES † oftentimes, often …a1300
– OFT-TIME † oftentimes, often …1414 obs. or arch.
– OFT-TIMES oftentimes, often …1382 now arch. and poetic
– REGULAR AWAY often, frequently …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
OFTENNESS – nouns
– CREBRITUDE †* frequency, oftenness …1730
– OFTNESS † oftenness …1545 obs. or arch.
OGLE – adverbs
– BAGGINGLY † with a side glance, with a leer or ogle …c1400
ogle – nouns
– OEILLADE a glance of the eye, esp. an amorous glance; an ogle …1592
ogle – verbs
– BAGGE †* to look askew or obliquely; to leer, to ogle, to glance aside …1369
– GLAVER † to leer, to ogle …Bk1874
– GUY-WATCH to sexually ogle males …Aust. sl.
– LECH to ogle or stare at a woman; to study a woman sexually …20C sl.
– LETCH to ogle or stare at a woman; to study a woman sexually …20C sl.
– PERV(E) AT to ogle …1941 sl., chiefly Aust.
– SIGHT-HIT to stare at someone or something; to ogle someone …1979 India sl.
– SKEEZE to ogle …1920s sl.
– UNCLE MERV of a man: to ogle, to leer …1990s Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘perv’
OGRE – nouns
– OGRIE † an ogre; a giant with huge, fiery eyes, supposed to feed on children …1825 Sc.
– OGRILLON a little ogre …1860 nonce word
OHIO – nouns
– O-H-TEN Ohio …1946 US jocular
– YANKEE STATE a nickname for Ohio …1884
Ohio – person
– BUCKEYE orig. a backwoodsman near the Ohio River valley; now any resident of Ohio …1823 Amer. dial.
– PORKOPOLITAN a resident of Cincinnati …M19 US sl.
– YELLOW HAMMER an Ohio driller …Bk1934 US oilfield sl.
OFFAL – adjectives