Reverse Dictionary: OI – OLZ


OIL, OILY – adjectives
– GREASY slippery, slick, oily …1965 Amer. dial.
– OILEOUS †* full of or containing oil; oily …1597
– OILISH † resembling oil; somewhat oily …1471
– OLEAGINOUS containing oil or an oily substance; oily, fatty, greasy …1634
– OLEOSE of the nature of oil; containing oil; oily …1675
– OLEOUS † of the nature of oil; containing oil; oily …1601 now rare or obs.
– ŐLLIE oily, greasy …1898 Sc.
– PINGUIOUS † of the nature of fat; fatty, oily …1681 
​- SALVY greasy, oily, soapy …1897 Eng. dial.
– SAPPY oily …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– UNCTUOSE †* of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; oily, greasy …c1400
– UNCTUOUS 1. of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; oily, greasy …1387
2. having an oily or greasy feel or appearance …1668
oil, oily – nouns  (includes OILINESS) 
– BLEEDING SPOT an oil leak on an asphalt road …1962 US sl.
– DEVIL’S TAR oil …1949 Amer. dial.
– EELIE-DOLLY † oil of any kind …1881 Sc.
– ELE † oil …c950
– ELESAEW † oil …c1200
– OLEITY †* the time of gathering olives, or the olives when they are gathered to make oil; also, oiliness …1656
– OLEAGINITY † oily nature ..1657
– OLEAGINOSITY oily nature …1694
– OLEAGINY † oily nature …1678
– OLEOSITY † oily quality or consistency; oiliness …1610 now rare or obs.
– ŐLLIE oil …1787 Sc.
– OOLY oil …1787 Sc.
– OULIE  oil …1787 Sc.
– ULZIE oil …1787 Sc.
– UNCTUOSITY oiliness, greasiness …1398
oil, oily – verbs
– PINGUEFY * to make greasy, to saturate with oil …1599 

OIL DRILLING – adjectives
– DOWN THE CREEK in oil drilling: wasted or lost …1954 US sl.
oil drilling – nouns 
– BLUE WHISTLER a producing oil well …1949 Amer. oil-field workers usage
– BRIGHT SPOT in oil drilling: an area that has indications of a productive field …1997 US sl.
– GASSER in oil drilling: a well that produces no oil …1954 US sl.
– GUSHER an oil well that does not have to be pumped
– OCEAN in oil drilling: salt water encountered while drilling …1954 US sl.
– OILER an oil well …L19 sl.
– RAINBOW in oil drilling: a very small showing of oil in a hole …1954 US sl.
– RAM’S PASTURE in oil drilling: non-productive land …1954 US sl.
oil drilling – person
– BOURBON BIBBER an oil worker from Kentucky …1954 US sl.
– GEAR-JAMMER in the petroleum industry: a driller who is not smooth in his driving of the rig …1972 US sl.
– JARHEAD (derogatory) an oil field worker …1942 Amer. sl.
– LEASE LOUSE a dealer in oil field leases …1953 US sl.
– ROUGH NECK an oil-rig worker; esp. a labourer on the rig-floor …1917 sl., orig. US
– ROUSTABOUT an oil-rig worker …1948 sl., orig. US
– STREETWALKER in oil drilling: an operator who does not have an office …1954 US sl.
– TOWER BIRD in oil drilling: a worker on a derrick …1954 US sl.
oil drilling – interjections
– GASOLINE! in oil drilling: used as a shouted warning that a boss is approaching …1954 US sl.
 
OILED – adjectives
– OLEATED †* oiled …1661
 
OINTMENT – nouns
– OINTURE †* ointment …c1430
– SALVATORY † a box for holding ointment …1549
– UNCTURE † ointment …c1400
ointment – verbs 
– TAINT † to apply balm or ointment to a wound, etc. …1579
 
OKAY – adjectives
– RIDGY-DIDGE okay, all right …1953 Aust. sl.
 
OKLAHOMA – adjectives
– OKIE pert. to Oklahoma or emigrants from that state …1910s US sl.
Oklahoma – nouns 
– OKIE Oklahoma …1967 US sl.
– OKIE-LAND Oklahoma …1971 US sl.
Oklahoma – person 
– ARKIE, ARKY a farmer who fled the dust-storm region of the West, spec. Oklahoma during the 1930s …Amer. sl.
– OAKEY, OAKIE, OKIE a native or resident of Oklahoma; an Oklahoman made homeless during the Great Depression and seeking employment, esp. in California; any Southwestern migrant worker during the Great Depression; often used contemptuously …1918 Amer. sl.
– POISON-OAKER a native of Oklahoma …1969 Amer. dial.
 
OLD – adjectives (also see ELDERLY)
– ABIGAIL old, ugly, unattractive …2000s S. Afr. homosexual sl.
– ABO old …2000s S. Afr. homosexual sl.
– AGEABLE advanced in years …1845 Amer. dial.
– AGEFUL old, getting old …1944 Amer. dial.
– AGEY characterized by age, aged, old …1547 arch.
– ALONG IN YEARS elderly; growing old …Bk2004 
– ANNO DOMINI old …B1890 Eng. society sl.
– ANTEDILUVIAN old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ARKY adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– AULD old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BACK NUMBER out of date, old-fashioned; old and useless …1883 Amer. sl.
– CHESTNUTTY old, stale …1884 arch.
– DECREPIT wasted or worn out with old age, decayed and enfeebled with infirmities; old and feeble; senile …c1450
– DODDLY nervous, shaky, unsteady; tottering, old, and not very well …1953 Amer. dial.
– DOG-EARED old; hackneyed; outworn …1894 Amer. sl.
– ELD old, aged, advanced in years …1619 poetic and arch.
– ELDED † that has grown old, inveterate …a1300
– ELDERMER aged, growing old …19C Eng. dial.
– ELDERMERLY aged, growing old …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– ELDERN old, belonging to earlier times …a1300
– ELD-GROWN grown old …1896 Eng. dial.
– ELD-LIKE beginning to grow old …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FARISH-ON advanced in years, well on; well forward in an undertaking …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FUNKY old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GAMMY old, ugly …1889 theatrical sl.
– GONE TO SEED old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANDEVAL of a great age, old, ancient …1650
– GRANDEVOUS †* of great age; aged, old, long-lived …1682
– GUNGY messy, ugly, smelly, old, or ragged …1962 UK sl.
– HAS-BEEN old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN THE WHITLEATHER STATE of people: old and tough …1899 Amer. dial.
– LONG IN THE TOOTH old or ageing; used orig. of horses, because their gums recede with age
– MODEL-T old …1938 Amer. sl.
– MOSSY-HEADED old, wrinkled …1967 Amer. dial.
– MOSSYHORN old, wrinkled …1885 Amer. dial.
– NESTORIAN old …1605
– NOVANTIQUE †* new-old …a1688
– OGYGIAN adj. pert. to the mythical Attic or Boeotian king Ogyges; of obscure antiquity; of great age …1843
– OLD AS ADAM, AS primevally old …1867
– OLD AS PANTON GATES very old …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLDER THAN SIMON’S OFF OX very old …1958 Amer. dial.
– OLD FOOT describing older people …1990s W. Indies sl.
– OLDIE old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD-LIKE † old in appearance …1634 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLDLY †* verging on old age; elderly …1382
– OLD-TIMEY old-fashioned, out-of-date, old …1850 Amer. dial.
– OLDWARD †* having the old tendency …1624
– OLE old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ON OLD TOES † in old age …a1400
– OVERYEARED † too old, too advanced in years …1844
– PAPPY old, esp. exhibiting the signs of the old …1930s US sl.
– PAST IT of animate and inanimate objects: too old or worn-out to be of use …M19 sl.
– PAST THE TIME OF DAY too old …1844 Sc. 
– RUDAS of women: rude, unmannerly, rough, coarse; haggard, old …a1802 Sc.
– RUN TO SEED old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SEEN IT’S BEST DAYS old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SILVER old …1990s rhyming sl. (Silver and Gold)
– SILVER AND GOLD old …1990s rhyming sl.
– TABBY pertaining to a tabby (an old or elderly maiden lady) …1746
– TIN-TYPE old …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TYKE-AULD very old …1826 Sc.
– UITER-ALD extremely old …1929 Sc.
– UP IN LIFE advanced in years, old …1871 Sc.
– UP IN THE PAINT CARDS. old; high; superior …1930s US sl.
– UP IN THE PAINTS old; high; superior …1930s US sl.
– VENERABLE ancient, antique, old …1792
– VETERASCENT † growing old …1642
– VETUST old, ancient …1623
– WANING * ageing, growing old …1895
– WELL SHOT IN YEARS * advanced in life …1596
old – adverbs
– ELDERNLY † of old time …a1400
– OLDLY † in the manner of one that is old; in an old or bygone manner …c1200
old – nouns  (includes oldness) 
– ANCIENTRY old things; antiquities …1866 Eng. dial.
– BRAIGGLE an old and dangerously rickety article …Bk1911 Sc.
– CADUCITY the infirmity of old age, senility …1769
– CALLION anything old and ugly …1824 Sc.
– CROCK an old and worn-out person or thing; an old decrepit car …1889 UK sl.
– DECREPIDITY †* decrepitude, a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1760
– DECREPITAGE † decrepitude; a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1670
– DECREPITANCY † decrepitude; a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1670
– DECREPITNESS † decrepitude; a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1601
– DECREPITUDE the state or condition of being decrepit; a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1603
– DECREPITY † decrepitude; a state of feebleness and decay, esp. that due to old age; senility …1576
– ELD † 1. people of advanced age; old men …c1000
2. old age; antiquity …1725 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– ELDNESS † oldness, old age …c1000
– ELDSHIP †* old age …1647
– LAST AGE † the closing years of life, old age …1382
– OLD † old age, the advanced stage or period of life …c1205
– OLD BOAT a house, usually in an untidy state, where old people live …c1930 sl.
– OLDENNESS † olden quality, antiquity …1422 obs
– OLDIE an old saying, story, object, etc. …1934 US sl.
– OLDIE BUT GOODIE any person or thing that is old but still desirable …1968 US sl.
– OLD RESIDENTER an old animal or thing, esp. one that has acquired venerable or impressive qualities through age; an antique, a relic …1912 Amer. dial.
– OLDY an old, joke, story, etc.; an old and familiar popular song, motion picture, etc. …1939 US sl.
– RATTLE-TRAP a worn-out, rickety vehicle; anything old and dilapidated; a makeshift contrivance …1888 Eng. dial.
– RESIDENTER an old animal or thing, esp. one that has acquired venerable or impressive qualities through age; an antique, a relic …1912 Amer. dial.
– VALE OF YEARS, THE the declining years of a person’s life; old age …1604
– WRINKLE CITY 1. old age, the golden years …20C Amer. sl.
2. a place inhabited or frequented by old people …1980s Amer. sl.
– WRINKLE VILLAGE a place inhabited or frequented by old people …1980s Amer. sl.
– WRINKLIES the old …1920s sl.
old – person
– ADMIRAL the oldest man of a settlement …Bk1914 Amer dial.
– AGEMAN †* an old man …1571
– A.K. an old man; an Alte Kacker …1920s US sl.
– ALTE KACKER a dirty old man; a seasoned lecher …E20 US sl.
– ALTER an old man …1939 Amer. dial.
– ALTER COCKER a dirty old man; a seasoned lecher …1943 US sl.
– ALTER COYOTE an old fogy (often derisive) …1943 Amer. dial.
– ALTER KOCKER an old fogy (often derisive) …1943 Amer. dial.
– ALTER KUCKER a dirty old man; a seasoned lecher …E20 US sl.
– ANAROOGIAN a very rural old fellow …1912 Amer. dial.
– ANCIENT an old man; a quaint, old-fashioned person …B1900 Eng. dial.
– ANTIQUE BOZO an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– APPLE-JOHN a foolish and probably impotent old man …L16 sl.
– ARTICHOKE a debauched old woman, esp. a hideous old prostitute …19C sl.
– AUNT † an old or talkative woman …a1425
– BABA 1. in Russia & other parts of Eastern Europe, & among people of Eastern European descent: a peasant woman; an old woman; a grandmother …1882
2. in South Africa: a respectful form of address to, or title for, an older man …1898
– BABU an ugly old man …1921 W. Indies sl. 
– BABUSHKA in Russia: a grandmother; more generally: an elderly Russian woman; also used as a form of address …1834
– BADGER an old man; usually used disparagingly …1788 sl.
– BAG an old hag; any old woman …1922 sl.
– BALDHEAD an old man, esp. as an ogler of young women. e.g. chorus-girls …1868 sl.
– BALDIE, BALDY an old man, not necessarily baldheaded…1899 US sl., orig. tramps’ & criminals’ 
– BARGE a large woman; a large old woman …1865 sl.
– BAT an ugly old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BATTERED BULLY an old well-cudgelled and bruised huffing fellow; a man who has been in a few fights …1680 UK sl.
– BATTERING RAM a formidable (older) woman; a quarrelsome, unattractive, old, or domineering person …1930 US sl.
– BATTLEAX, BATTLEAXE an old or elderly woman who is variously characterized as resentful, vociferous,  usually arrogant and no beauty …1896 US sl.
– BATTLE CRUISER a formidable older woman …1984 UK sl.
– BAUCHLE an old, decrepit, or shabby person; later, an insignificant, unimportant or worthless person …1820 Sc.
– BAWBE a grandmother; an old lady …Bk1982 Jewish 
– BELDAM, BELDAME an aged woman, a matron of advanced years …1580
– BENCHER an old person, such as is found on benches in shopping malls, etc. …20C teen & high school sl.
– BEVAR one who is worn out with age; a frail old person, one who trembles or totters …1825 Sc.
– BID an old person …2003 UK sl.
– BIDDY 1. an old woman, generally irritating or interfering; a fussy, mean, or quarrelsome old woman; usually as ‘old biddy’ …1833 sl.
2. (derogatory) an old man …1970 Amer. dial. 
– BLEEZE-WIG a jocular term for an uproarious old man …19C Eng. dial.
– BODACH an old man …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOILER an unattractive (old) woman …1965 sl., orig. Aust.
– BOOL a term of contempt for an old man …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAD an opprobrious epithet applied to an old man …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUBBER a nickname for an old woman with large pendulous breasts …1889 Amer. dial.
– BUCK an old man …1940 Amer. dial.
– BUFFER a foolish old person …1749 Brit. sl.
– BUGGER an old man …1965 Amer. dial.
– BUZZARD a foolish or despicable person; a contemptible old man …1641
– CAG any old wrinkled female, as an old woman, cow, ewe, etc. …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAGMAG a term of opprobrium applied to persons; a loose character; a disreputable old woman; a simpleton, a noodle …19C Eng. dial.
– CAILLACH, CAILLEACH an old Highland woman; a crone …1814 Sc.
– CARLINE, CARLING a woman, esp. an old one; often implying contempt or disparagement …a1300 chiefly Sc.
– CATAMARAN an old, scraggy woman; a quarrelsome or offensive woman …1785 sl.
– CHAT a general insult, usually aimed at an old man, esp. an alcoholic …1960s Aust. sl.
– COE   an odd old fellow …1790 Eng. dial.
– COLLIOCH an old woman …1814 Ireland
– COLLOUGH an old woman …1814 Ireland
– COON a peculiar old fellow …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– COOT a foolish or crotchety person, esp. one who is old …colloq.
– CRAMBAZZLE a worn-out, dissipated old man; an old man exhausted more by vicious indulgences or habits than by age …19C Eng. dial.
– CRINKLY (derogatory) an old person …sl.
– CROCK an old and worn-out person or thing; an old decrepit car …1889 UK sl.
– CROW an unattractive old woman …1866 sl. orig. US
– CRUMBLIE an elderly person; any person considered to be old or senile …1976 sl.
– DAD an old man; a disrespectful term of address toward older men …1950s Amer. sl. 
– DADDY one’s grandfather; an older man …1883 Amer. dial.
– DADDY-GRAND one’s grandfather; an older man …1965 Amer. dial.
– DADDY-PAW one’s grandfather; an older man …1965 Amer. dial.
– DADS an old man …18C sl.
– DAFFLER an old person in dotage …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAM a woman, esp. an old woman …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DANDY-CAP an old woman who pays much attention to dress …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DEADHEAD an old man …1965 Amer. dial.
– DECREPIT an infirm old person …1578
– DELO NAMMOW an old woman …M19 back-slang
– DILLO-NAMO an old woman …M19 Brit. costermongers’ back-slang
– DINOSAUR any person who is old or considered to be out of date, or both …1970 US sl.
– DOBBIE a stupid fellow; a blockhead, a fool, a simpleton, a dolt; a childish old man, a dotard; an awkward fellow, a clown …1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DODO an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– D.O.M. a dirty old man …1950s sl.
– DOMINE DO-LITTLE an impotent old man …L18 sl.
– DOMINI an impotent old man …L18 sl.
– DOMINI DO-LITTLE, DOMINIE DO-LITTLE an impotent old man …L18 sl.
– DRIED UP FART an old man…1965 Amer. dial.
– DRY-FIST † a contemptuous epithet for an old woman
– DUFFER a foolish, inept, or objectionable person; a foolish or objectionable old man …c1730
– DUFFY a doltish old man …2002 UK sl.
– DUSTY a very old person, 70 years old and older …1980s society usage
– ELD an old man …1796 poetic
– FACE STRETCHER an old woman who attempts to look young …1920s US sl.
– FAGGOT, FAGOT a general term of abuse, usually of women or children; an old or dissipated woman …1591
– FAG-MA-FUFF † a garrulous old woman …1825 Sc.
​- FAIRY a drunken old hag; a jaded, debauched and hideous old woman …19C Brit. sl.
– FART an old man…1965 Amer. dial.
– FART-HEAD a conservative, traditional old person …1990s sl.
– FAT COCK a fat old man …M19 sl.
– FATHER TIME 1. an older man, but possibly still attractive …1920s US college sl.
2. an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FOGAY, FOGEY. FOGGI, FOGY an old, eccentric person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FOGRAM an antiquated or old-fashioned person; a fussy old fellow …1775
– FOXY GRANDPA a prankish old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FRUMP an old woman with one or more of the following qualities: primness, wrinkles, slatternliness, gossipiness, grouchiness, or a holier-than-thou attitude …19C
– FUNGUS an old man …1910s sl.
– GADGIE, GADGY an old man …1865 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GAFFER an elderly rustic; an old fellow; also, simply, a fellow …1589
– GAGGER a rustic old man; an old bumpkin …L16 sl.
– GAMALEERIE a foolish, clumsy person; an old dotard …1880 Sc.
– GAMAR an old woman; a grandmother; the mistress of the house, good-wife; also used as a term of address …1777 Eng. dial.
– GAMMER a rustic title for an old woman; it corresponds to ‘gaffer’ for a man …1575
– GATFER an old man; a term of address to an old man …1777 Eng. dial.
– GAUGIE a man, a bloke, a chap; an old man …1865 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GEDWING an ancient-looking person; an antiquary …1824 Sc.
– GEESER a male person; a fellow; orig. an old man …1885 sl.
– GEEZ an offensive or dull-witted old person, usually a man; an odd or unusual fellow …1977 US sl.
– GEEZER an old man; occasionally a woman; an offensive, or dull-witted old person, esp. a man; usually as ‘old geezer’ …1882 US sl.
– GEEZLE an offensive or dull-witted old person, esp. a man …1954 US sl.
– GERI a geriatric; an old or middle-aged person …1977 sl.
– GERIATRIC 1. an old person receiving geriatric care; a patient in a geriatric ward or institution …1974
2. an old or senile person …1977
– GERK an elderly simpleton; an old nerd …Bk1995 Amer. sl.
– GERRI(E), GERRY a geriatric; an old person …1977 sl.
– GEYSER a male person; a fellow; orig. an old man …1885 sl.
– GIB a term of reproach, esp. for an old woman …a1529
– GIBBY an old woman, generally bent with age …1807 Eng. dial.
– GIFFER an old woman …2013 US sl.
– GIMMER a woman, esp. an old one …c1850 colloq.
– GIN  an old woman …1893 sl.
– GINNUMS  an old woman, esp. if fond of liquor, e.g. gin …1893 sl.
– GLYDE an old useless person …c1782 Sc.
– GOBBLER an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GOOZLER an old man …1952 Amer. dial.
– GRAMP an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRAMPY an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANDMA an old woman; esp. used as a form of address …1915 Amer. dial.
– GRANDPA an old man; also used as a term of address …1965 Amer. dial.
– GRANDPAPPA an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANDPAPPY an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANDPOP an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANMA an old woman; esp. used as a form of address …1902 Amer. dial.
– GRANNY 1. an old woman …1698-88 colloq.
2. a fussy, finicky old person of either sex …1842 Amer. dial. 
– GRANPAPPA an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRANPAPPY an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GREYBEARD an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GRIMALKIN an unpleasant old woman …L16 arch.
– GRIMSIR † an austere, stern, morose, or overbearing person; a grim old man; a haughty or arrogant person in office …c1450 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GRUNTER an old person out of sympathy with current youth enthusiasms …1980s sl.
– GUNPOWDER an old woman …L17 sl.
– HAG 1. an ugly, repulsive old woman; often implying viciousness or maliciousness …1377
2. an old man; used as a jocular or opprobrious nickname …1967 Amer. dial.
– HECKTY an old hag …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HUDDLE-DUDDLE †* a decrepit old person …1599
– HUNKS a surly, cross-grained old person; a close-fisted, stingy man; a miser; a miserable, niggardly old person; a covetous, sordid man …1602
– JIGGER a very lively, active old person …1967 Amer. dial.
– JILL-HOOTER an old man or woman given to grumbling or complaining …B1900 Eng. dial.
– KAIL RUNT a term of contempt applied esp. to an old woman …a1779 Sc.
– LAME DUCK a lame or incapacitated person, or one who is old, weak, or ineffective; an invalid; hence, someone or something of no use or value; an inefficient person …1814 sl.
– LITTLE BIDDIE, LITTLE BIDDY an attractive little girl or small old woman …1940s US Black sl.
– LITTLE OLD LADY IN TENNIS SHOES used as a stereotype of an energetic, quirky old woman …1984 US sl.
– LONG-BEARD an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LONG-HAIR an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– MACKABROIN †* an old hag …1546
– MAHUGGER a sour, irascible old man …1950 Sc.
– MOAK a stupid, awkward, or incompetent person; a dolt; a fool;  a blockhead; an old person, disrespectfully spoken to …1855
– MOKE an old person, disrespectfully spoken to …1871 Amer. sl.
– MONE †* an old woman, a crone …a1393
– MOSS-BACK an old or elderly person with old-fashioned or reactionary ideas or habits …1873
– MOTHER BUNCH a fat or untidy old woman …1847 sl.
– MOTHER OF THE MAWKINS  a witch, hag, or uncanny old woman …Bk1891
– MOULDYCHAPS  (derogatory) an old person; often used as a contemptuous form of address …1595
– MOULDY CHOPS  (derogatory) an old person; often used as a contemptuous form of address …a1640
– MUMPSIMUS † a vague term of contempt; an old fogey …1575
– MUTTON DRESSED LAMB-FASHION applied to an old woman dressed in  youthful style …1810
– NABALITE  a churlish or miserly person; a mean old person …1645 
– NEBSIE, NEBSY an impudent old woman …B1900 Sc.
– NESTOR the name of a Homeric hero famous for his age and wisdom; hence, an old man …1588
– NIBSIE an impudent old woman …a1838 Sc. 
– OLD † an old man, an old woman …c1375
– OLD BAG (disparaging) an unattractive, obnoxious, or unpleasant old woman; an old hag, any old woman …1922 sl., orig. US
– OLD BAT a disagreeable, middle-aged or elderly woman; an unpleasant or despicable female; an unattractive or foolish old woman …1886 UK sl.
– OLD BEAN an old person, seen affectionately or kindly …1940s sl.
– OLD BIRD a person, usually old …1910s sl.
– OLD BLOKE an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD BODY an old woman; occasionally used of a man …M19 sl.
– OLD BOILER an unattractive (old) woman …1965 sl., orig. Aust.
– OLD BOLLOCKS an older man …2000 UK sl.
– OLD BOY an old man …1500 UK
– OLD BOZO an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD BUBA an old person who acts younger than their age …1950s W. Indies sl.
– OLD BUCK an old man …1940 Amer. dial.
– OLD BUFFER a foolish old person …1749 Brit. sl.
– OLD BUZZARD a cranky old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD CALICO an old woman …M19 US sl.
– OLD CATAMARAN an old, scraggy woman; a quarrelsome or offensive woman …1785 sl.
– OLD CHAP an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD CHOCKER an old fellow …M19 sl.
– OLD CHOOK a silly old woman …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– OLD COCKER an old man, usually a disreputable one …1940s sl., orig. US
– OLD CODGER a fellow; a man, with the implication of crotchety old age …M18 sl.
– OLD COOT a foolish or cantankerous old person; also used affectionately …M18 sl.
– OLD COVE an old or older man; often a term of familiar address …17C sl.
– OLD COW a despicable old woman …1864 Aust. sl.
– OLD CROCK a person or thing, such as a car, that is old or decrepit …sl., chiefly Brit.
– OLD CROW an unattractive (old) woman …1866 sl. orig. US
– OLD CUSS an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD DADDY one’s grandfather; an older man …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD DEAR an old person; usually, but not always, a woman …L19 sl.
– OLD DODO an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD DOG an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD DUCK an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD DUFFER an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLDER † 1. a person advanced in life …c1440
 2. a person superior in age, senior; chiefly in plural …1483
– OLDER END old people …1882 Eng. dial.
– OLDER HEAD an elderly person; an old-timer …1891 Amer. dial.
– OLD FART an old man …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD FIGUREHEAD an old fellow …1872 Amer. sl.
– OLD FOGEY, OLD FOGY an old, eccentric person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– OLD FRAGMENT an old man; an older man …1900s sl.
– OLD GAFFER a rustic old man; an old bumpkin …L16 sl.
– OLD GAGER a rich old man …18C UK criminals’ sl.
– OLD GENT an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD GIRL an old woman …1791 UK sl.
– OLD GIRL, THE a woman, usually old …L18 sl.
– OLD GIT any man who is considered past his prime …2000 UK sl.
– OLD GOBBLER an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD GOOF an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD GOOZLER an old man …1952 Amer. dial.
– OLD GRABEM PUDDEN an old woman, whether one’s wife or mother …L19 rhyming sl
– OLD-GREY † an old man, a greybeard …1582
– OLD GUY an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD HAG an old man; used as a jocular or opprobrious nickname …1967 Amer. dial.
– OLD HAT an old person …1867 Eng. dial.
– OLD HEAD a veteran; an elderly person; an old-timer …1899 US sl.
– OLD HEN a woman, esp. an old one …20C sl.
– OLD HIGE a nagging old woman …1940s W. Indies sl.
– OLD HORSE an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD HOSS an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OLD HUNX a dirty old man; a miser …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLDIE an old person …1874 sl.
– OLDIE BUT GOODIE any person or thing that is old but still desirable …1968 US sl.
– OLD LAD a healthy old man; an old man who wears well …1790 Eng. dial.
– OLD MOUSTACHE a vigorous old man with a grey moustache …L19 sl.
– OLDO an old person …1950s sl.
– OLD ONE an old woman …E19 Irish
– OLD PARTY an old man or woman …M19 sl.
– OLD POT an old man …1968 Amer. dial.
– OLDS old persons; old ones of a set or class …1883 colloq.
– OLD SCUDDER an old man …1965 Amer. dial.
– OLD SEED-FOLKS ancestors, old-timers …1905 Amer. dial.
– OLD SHOT an old, crafty person …L19 Aust. sl.
– OLD-SIR † an old man …1586
– OLD SKATE an old man …1967 Amer. dial.
– OLD SNOSHIE – a fat, comfortable old man …1899 Sc.
– OLDSTER one who is no longer a ‘youngster’; an elderly person; an old person, or a more experienced person …1848
– OLD STIFF an old man …1967 Amer. dial.
– OLD-TIMER an old man …Aust. sl.
– OLD TOAST † a brisk old fellow fond of his liquor; one who drinks to excess; a boon companion …1698 sl.
– OLD TROT an old woman …M14 sl.
– OLD TROUT an unattractive (old) woman …1897 sl.
– OLD ‘UN an old person, esp. a parent …M19 sl.
– OLD WHISKERS an old man …M19 sl.
– OLD WIFE an old woman; now usually disparaging …1340
– OLDY an old person …1874 sl.
– OLD YOUTH a healthy old man; an old man who wears well …1790 Eng. dial.
– PANTALOON † a term of contempt applied to an enfeebled, tottering old man; a dotard, an old fool …1596-1600
– PAP a grandfather; an old man …1955 Amer. dial.
– PAPPY an old man …1940s sl.
– PAPPY GUY an old man …1900s US tramps’ sl.
– PAUCHLE, PAWCHLE a feeble old person, a tottering old body …1824 Sc.
– RAG-AND-BONE SHOP a decrepit old woman; a woman in rags  …1910s sl.
– RANSIE-LUGGED CARLE an old man who retains a high complexion …1825 Sc.
– REBEC(K) an old woman: in reproach …1383 colloq.
– REMNANT a feeble old creature, the wreck of a man …1826 Sc.
– RIBIBE † a term of contempt or abuse for an old woman; a shrill-voiced old woman …c1386
– RUDAS a coarse, unmannerly, foul-mouthed old woman; an ill-natured, ugly old woman; a virago …1725 Sc.
– RUNT a term of contempt applied to an old man or woman …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RUSTY-GUTS a blunt, surly, old fellow; a churl …B1900 sl.
– RUTTERKIN † an old crafty fox; a sly old fellow; a swaggering gallant or bully; a term of contempt …1526 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SAINT-AGNES TÔTLE a stupid old fool …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SASHMAREE † an ancient female conspicuous for the quaintness of her finery …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCHFATZER an old or elderly man …1930s sl.
– SCRANNY an ill-natured, wrinkled old woman …1824 Sc.
– SCRATE an old woman …B1900
– SCUDDER an old man …1965 Amer. dial.
– SEED FEATHERS ancestors, old-timers …1954 Amer. dial.
– SEED-FOLKS ancestors, old-timers …1905 Amer. dial.
– SILVER-TIP. an old man …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SIRE a person of some note or importance; an aged or elderly man; also, generally, a man, a fellow …1362
– SKATE an old person …1900s US sl.
– TAB an old maid; any oldish woman …1909 theatrical sl.
– TABBY an old or elderly maiden lady; an old maid; sometimes applied to any spiteful or ill-natured female gossip or tattler …1761 
– TACKNE an old ridiculous person …Bk1866 Sc.
– TAD an old man …1877 colloq.
– TAFFY an old person …1900s W. Indies sl.
– TAFFY GOAT an old person …1933 W. Indies sl.
– TAFFY RAM an old person …1933 W. Indies sl.
– TANNIE a title of respect used to refer to an old woman; also used as a term of address …1958 S. Afr. colloq.
– TATA father, an affectionate and respectful title for an old man …1793 W. Indies
– TATARAM a foolish old man, esp. one with sex on his mind …1996 W. Indies
– TERRAPIN a shrewish old woman …1897 Amer. dial.
– TROUT an unattractive (old) woman …1897 sl.
– VACK an old woman …20C Aust. sl.
– VECCHIO † an old man …c1570
– VECKE, VEKKE † an old woman …1390
– VEILLE  an old woman …Bk1855
– VELYARD † an old man …c1520
– VET an old-timer, an ageing or experienced person …1910s sl.
– WAFFLE a disliked person, esp. an old person with wrinkled skin …1934 Amer. sl.
– WALRUS an old man …Bk1945 jive usage
– WAR HORSE an old person still active or enthusiastic; a tough old person …Bk1980 Amer. sl. 
– WICKER  an old, cross-grained woman …1824 Sc.
– WICKERTON  an old, cross-grained woman …1824 Sc.
– WRINKLE an old person …1920s sl.
– WRINKLIE, WRINKLY an old person …1920s sl.
– YOUNG-OLD an old person who has the mental or physical characteristics of one who is younger …1558
– ZAKEIN an old man …Bk1982 Jewish
– ZEKEINA an old woman …Bk1982 Jewish
– ZIFF an older person …1924 Aust. sl.
old – person, other
– GERIATRICIAN an expert in geriatrics, the branch of medicine dealing with the health of old people …1934
– GERONTOLOGIST an expert in, or student of, gerontology (study of old age and of the process of ageing) …1941
old – verbs
– AGE OUT to grow too old to continue in a particular vocation …1971 Amer. dial.
– BREAK to grow old or weak; to show signs of aging …1800 Amer. dial.
– ELD † 1. to grow old …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 2. to make old …c1400
– FALTER to fail in health; to show signs of old age; to break up in constitution …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAVE ONE FOOT ON A BANANA PEEL to be severely ill or very old, slipping toward death …1965 Amer. dial.
– HAVE ONE FOOT ON A BANANA PEEL AND THE OTHER IN A GRAVE to be severely ill or very old, slipping toward death …1965 Amer. dial.
– KAIM A GRAY HEAD to live to old age; generally used negatively (kaim = comb) …1914 Sc.
– LIVE TO MAKE OLD BONES to live to an old age …1873
– LIVE TO SCRAT A GREY HEAD to live to be old (scrat = scratch) …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– MAKE OLD BONES to live to an old age …1828
– OLD † to grow old …c825
– OLDEN to grow old, to become older in appearance or character; to age …1827
– SAG to decline in health; to begin to show signs of old age …1784 Eng. dial.
– SCART A GREY POW 1. to be old or advanced in years …1890 Sc.
2. to grow old …1890 Sc.
old – phrases
– ALL THERE WITH HIS COUGHDROPS usually said of an old person whose mind is particularly alert …Brit. sl.
– MUCH NEED OF A WIFE AS A DOG OF A SIDE-POCKET, AS said of a worn-out old man …L19 sl.
 
OLDER – nouns
– BETTER SIDE what is more or older than …Bk1911 Sc.
– OLDER END those of more mature years; the older ones of a company …1873 Eng. dial.
older – person 
– TWANK an older man …1960s homosexual sl.
 
OLDEST – adjectives
– ELDEST † most aged, farthest advanced in age; oldest …c1000
– OLDENMOST † oldest …1843 Amer. dial. arch. or obs.
– OLDERMOST † oldest …1843 Amer. dial. arch. or obs.
 
OLD-FASHIONED – adjectives
– ANALOGUE unaware of or unaffected by computer technology or digital communications; outdated, old-fashioned …1993 colloq.
– ANTWACKY old-fashioned, esp. used of clothes …2002 UK sl.
– ARKIE, ARKY old-fashioned, quite out of style …1899 Amer. dial.
– BACK old-fashioned; ancient; belonging to bygone times …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACK NUMBER out of date, old-fashioned; old and useless …1883 Amer. sl.
– BACK-NUMBERISH out of date …1939 Amer. dial.
– BACKWARD belonging to the past, old-fashioned, ancient …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FARRANT old-fashioned, antiquated …1818 Sc.
– FAT out of fashion, old-fashioned …1980 UK sl.
– FOGRAM † antiquated, old-fashioned, out of date …1772
– FUSTIFIED bearing marks of age or neglect; of old-fashioned appearance or behaviour …1835
– FUSTY bearing marks of age or neglect; of old-fashioned appearance or behaviour …1609
– FUSTY-RUSTY out of date; old-fashioned …1782
– ICKY old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– JAKEY countrified, old-fashioned, uncouth …1891 Amer. dial.
– LONG-HAIR old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– LONG-UNDERWEAR old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– MOSS-GROWN old-fashioned; antiquated
– MOTH-EATEN out of fashion; antiquated
– MUTTONBIRDY old-fashioned, unworldly …20C Aust. sl.
– NASTY-NEAT very neat, overly tidy; excessively fastidious; too particular or fussy; old-fashioned …1916 Amer. dial.
– NASTY-NICE very neat, overly tidy; excessively fastidious; too particular or fussy; old-fashioned …1873 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– NEAT-NICE very neat, overly tidy; excessively fastidious; too particular or fussy; old-fashioned …1951 Amer. dial.
– NICE-NASTY very neat, overly tidy; excessively fastidious; too particular or fussy; old-fashioned …1965 Amer. dial.
– NOT READY not hip; old-fashioned …1968 Amer. sl.
– OFF THE COB old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– OLD ANCIENT ancient, antique, old-fashioned …1893 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRAND old-fashioned …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRANT old-fashioned …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD HAT trite; outdated, old-fashioned …1911
– OLDEST-FANGLED most old-fashioned ..1894 Amer. dial.
– OLD-FANGLED characterized to adherence to what is old, old-fashioned …1842
– OLD-FASHION † old-fashioned …1665 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
– OLD-FASHIONABLE † old-fashioned …1807
– OLD-SCHOOL old-fashioned; behind the times, out of date …1989 US sl.
– OLD-TIME veteran, old-fashioned …L19 sl.
– OLD-TIME-LIKE old-fashioned …1889 US
– OLD-TIMER veteran, old-fashioned …L19 sl.
– OLD-TIMESY old-fashioned, out-of-date …1850 Amer. dial.
– OLD-TIMEY old-fashioned, out-of-date, old …1850 Amer. dial.
– PRIM old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– RAZZMATAZZ old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– RICKY-TICK old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– ROOTY-TOO old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– SCHMALTZY old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– SQUARE old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– STRICTLY STOCK old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– UNHEP old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
– WOODEN old-fashioned; hackneyed, trite, corny …Bk1942 US sl.
old-fashioned – adverbs
– OLD-FARRANTLY old-fashionedly, like an old person …1877 Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRENDLY old-fashionedly, like an old person …1877 Eng. dial.
– OLD-FASHIONABLY † in an old-fashioned way …1764
old-fashioned – nouns 
– BACK NUMBER a place or thing thought to be out of date or antiquated …1882 Amer. dial.
– CAMP something cute and out of fashion; something of such an anachronistic style as to be intriguing …Bk2006 US sl.
– NOAH’S ARK a large, cumbrous, or old-fashioned trunk, craft, or vehicle …1803
– OLD-TIMEY something that is old-fashioned …1850 Amer. dial.
– OLD-TIMINESS old-fashioned character …1887
old-fashioned – person
– ANCIENT an old man; a quaint, old-fashioned person …B1900 Eng. dial.
– BACK NUMBER a person having out-of-date interests or ideas; an old-fashioned, or unsophisticated person …1882 Amer. sl.
– BUCKSTICK an old-fashioned man …19C Eng. dial.
– CUBE a very conventional, old-fashioned person; a square …Bk2006 US sl.
– DINOSAUR any person who is old or considered to be out of date, or both …1970 US sl.
– DODO a stodgy person holding antiquated beliefs …1877 US sl.
– FOGEY an old, eccentric man; a man or woman who is considerably out of step with the times …20C US colloq.
– FOGRAM an antiquated or old-fashioned person; a fussy old fellow …1775
– GADDERMAN an old-fashioned or precocious young person …1890 Ireland
– GISTRA an old-fashioned person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– LITTLE-MOUNT an old-fashioned child …1878 Eng. dial.
– MELVIN a person who is old-fashioned or unappealing; a dull, uninformed, or obnoxious person; a profoundly objectionable person …1954 Amer. sl.
– MINUTE an old-fashioned child …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– MOLDY FIG an old-fashioned person …1950 US sl.
– MOSSBACK a slow, rustic, or old-fashioned person; one attached to antiquated ideas; hence, an extreme conservative; a reactionary …1873
– MOSSY-BACK an old-fashioned, conventional, or politically conservative person …1865
– NAB a knowing, old-fashioned little fellow …Bk1910 Ireland 
– OLD HUNDERD an old-fashioned person or child …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SQUARE FIG a very boring or old-fashioned person; esp. as applied by modern jazz fans to the fans of traditional New Orleans jazz …c1951 orig. US
– WAY-BACK one who is behind the times; an old-fashioned person …1890 Amer. dial.
 
OLD MAID – adjectives
– CADDY precise, old-maidish …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– OLD-CATTISH like an old maid …1780
– QUINTY like an old maid; fussy, fastidious …1916 Amer. dial.
old maid – nouns
– TABBYHOOD the condition of being an old maid …1793
old maid – person  (also see SPINSTER)
– APE-LEADER † an old maid…1652
– AUNT TILLIE, AUNT TILLY the personification of a fussy old maid …1960 US sl.
– DELO-DIAM an old maid …L19 Brit. & US back-slang
– MAIDEN an old maid; an elderly unmarried lady …1883 Eng. dial.
– OLD GIRL an old maid …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLD MAIDEN * an old maid …1775
– PUSSOCK †* a term for an old maid, an ‘old tabby’ …1622
– QUAIL an old maid; a spinster …M19 US tramps’ sl.
– QUINT a fussy old maid …1916 Amer. dial.
– TAB an old maid; any oldish woman …1909 theatrical sl.
– TABBY an old or elderly maiden lady; an old maid …1748
– THORN-BACK an old maid …17C Brit. sl.
old maid – verbs
– LEAD APES IN HELL to die unmarried; to die an old maid …16C Eng. sl.
old maid – phrases
– AT HER LAST PRAYERS used to typify an old maid …L17 sl.
– AT THE WHITLEATHER AGE at the stage or age of an old maid, tough and unmarriageable …1952 Amer. dial.
– LEAD APES IN HELL the fancied consequences of dying and old maid …1578
 
OLIVE – adjectives
– OLIVACEOUS of a dusky green colour with a touch of yellow, like the unripe olive; olive-green, olive …1776
– OLIVASTER † olive-coloured; having an olive complexion …1626
– OLIVIFEROUS olive-bearing …1656
olive – nouns 
– OIL-BERRY † an olive …1382
– OIL GARDEN a garden of olives grown for oil …1535
– OLEITY †* the time of gathering olives, or the olives when they are gathered to make oil; also, oiliness …1656
– OLIVENESS the quality of being an olive colour …a1800
– OLIVER † an olive tree …a1300
– OLIVET † a place in which olive trees are grown; an olive grove …1382
– OLIVITY †* the time of gathering olives, or making oil …1656
 
OLIVE OIL – nouns
– OIL D’OLIVE † olive oil …c1400
– OIL OF OLIVES † olive oil …1382
– OIL OLIVE † olive oil …1469
 
OLYMPIC GAMES – person
– OLYMPIONICEST † a victor in the Olympic games …a1656