PEONY – nouns
– CABBAGE ROSE a peony …1968 Amer. dial.
– DECORATION DAY PLANT a peony …1965 Amer. dial.
– MEMORIAL DAY FLOWER a peony …1969 Amer. dial.
– NAN-PIE the common peony, Paeonia officinalis …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PIANO PLANT the peony …1919 Amer. dial.
– PIANO ROSE the peony …1966 Amer. dial.
PEOPLE – adjectives
– LEDELY †* belonging to the people or nation, national …c1205
– LEDISH † pert. to the people; national …c1205
people – nouns
– ALL LEDE † all the people, all the world, everybody …a1300
– BIKE a gathering, an assembly of people …1785 Sc.
– CATTLE people …1673 sl.
– CHECKERBOARD a crew or group of people containing both Black and White people …1926 Amer. dial.
– CIRCUS a group of people acting or performing together in some activity …1958 sl.
– GENARCHASHIP † headship of a family or people …1650
– KAIVY a great number of living creatures, esp. of human beings …Bk1902 Sc.
– LAYOUT a company of people; an organization, an ‘outfit’; a crowd; a gang or team …1867 Amer. dial.
– LEDE † a people, nation, race; also, persons collectively, people …971
– MAD HEADS lots of people …2000s US Black sl.
– MANKIN † the human race; mankind; a race of men, a people; human nature …971
– MANNISH † people; a class of persons …971
– MANY, THE the great body of people; the multitude …1526
– MONKEY PILE a pile of people on top of one another …1984 Amer. dial.
– NEPSHA AND KIAH a random selection of people from the populace …1965 Barbados
– ODDS, BODS, AND SODS people at random …1950s Aust. sl.
– ONES people …1885 Eng. dial.
– QUINT †* a set of five persons …1678
– SKULK † a number, company, or gathering of person or animals given to skulking, as a ‘skulk of foxes’, a ‘skulk of heretics’ …c1450
– SUM † a number, company, or body of people; a host, a band …a1300
– TWO MEN AND A DOG very few people; a poor attendance …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
people – person
– FRICK AND FRACK a pair of individuals …1973 US Black sl.
– PLEBICOLIST * one who flatters or courts the favour of the common people; a friend of the people …1656
PEP, PEPPY – adjectives
– HEPPY-PEPPY full of pep …Bk1942 US sl.
– RED-HOT lively, peppy, pleasing …1927 Amer. sl.
pep, peppy – nouns
– BOUNCE pep, energy …Bk2006 US sl.
– GO-GET-‘EM pep, energy …1966 Amer. dial.
– ZING energy, vigour, vitality, pep, vim …1918 sl., orig, US
PEPPER – nouns
– LIGHTHOUSE a salt- or pepper-castor (shaker) …L19 Royal Navy sl.
– RED DEVIL a hot pepper …1950 Amer. dial.
– SAND AND SPECKS salt and pepper …Amer. World War I sl.
– SNEEZE pepper …1981 US sl.
PERCEIVE – adjectives
– BRIGHT easy to perceive or understand; clear, evident ….a1200
– CAPABLE † able to perceive or comprehend …1561
perceive – verbs
– COGNIZE to take note of, to notice, to observe; to know or perceive, to recognize …1821
– OFGET †* to perceive, to discern …c1205
– OFKEN †* to recognize, to perceive …c1275
– OFSEE † to see, to perceive by sight; to catch sight of, to observe …c1000
– READ to understand, to perceive, to comprehend fully; to estimate truly …1867 Eng. dial.
– TAKE UP † to apprehend with the senses, to perceive …1607
– TUMBLE TO THE RACKET to understand; to perceive; to comprehend; to get accustomed to a thing …1883 Eng. dial.
– UNDERFIND † to perceive, to understand …c1200 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– VENT † of animals, hounds, etc.: to become aware of, to detect or perceive, by means of the sense of smell …1576
PERCEIVED – adjectives
– KNOWLEDGEABLE † capable of being perceived or recognized; recognizable; distinctive …1518
– PALPABLE easily perceived; open to recognition; plain, evident, apparent, obvious, manifest …1545
PERCEIVING – adjectives
– OMNIPERCIPIENT perceiving all things …1664
– PERCEIVANT †* perceiving, observant, observing, understanding …c1400
perceiving – nouns
– OMNIPERCIPIENCE a perceiving all things …1664
– OMNIPERCIPIENCY † a perceiving all things …1664
PERCEPTIBLE – adjectives
– PALPABLE readily perceived by some one of the other senses, as the sight, hearing, etc.; perceptible; plainly observable, noticeable …c1430
PERCEPTION – adjectives
– IMPERCEIVERANT † not perceiving; void of perception, undiscerning …1611
– IMPERCIPIENT not perceiving; lacking perception …1813
– UNCOGNISANT lacking perception …1860
perception – nouns
– ADVERSION †* attention, perception …1647
– IMPERCIPIENCE lack of perception …1891
– PERCEIT †* perception, understanding, comprehension …1399
– TAKING † mental apprehension or perception …1398
PERCEPTIVE – adjectives
– KENSPECKLE † perceptive, intelligent, knowledgeable …1827 Sc.
– SHARP-WITTED perceptive, intelligent
PERCH – verbs
– CRONK to perch, to sit …19C Eng. dial.
PERDITION – nouns
– LEESING † losing, loss; also, destruction, perdition …1362
perdition – verbs
– LEESE † to destroy; to bring to ruin or perdition; to spoil …a1325
PEREMPTORY – adjectives
– FAST-ASS peremptory …1930s US sl.
– REPITERRY peremptory, brusque, high-handed …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
PERFECT, PERFECTION – adjectives
– ALL DAT first-rate, perfect …1991 Amer. rap music usage
– ALL O’ DAT first-rate, perfect …1991 Amer. rap music usage
– ALL THAT first-rate, perfect …1991 Amer. rap music usage
– APPLE-PIE excellent; perfect; neat, tidy …1960 Amer. dial.
– DAP Dead-Ass Perfect …2000 US golfers’ sl.
– DAPPER admirable, excellent; perfect…1960s US Black sl.
– DEAD * perfect; genuine; veritable; unmistakable; absolute …1819 Amer. sl.
– DEF perfect, excellent, first-rate …1970s sl., orig. US Black usage
– FANTABULOSA excellent, perfect, wonderful …1967 UK sl.
– FULLY perfect; the best possible …20C teen & high school sl.
– FULLY-ON perfect; the best possible …20C teen & high school sl.
– ICE-CREAM perfect, as desired …2000s US sl.
– IMPERFECTIBLE incapable of being made perfect …1869
– JAM excellent, perfect; thorough …1832 colloq.
– JAM-UP excellent, perfect; thorough …1841 colloq.
– OMNIPERFECT † all-perfect …1678
– PARAGON of surpassing excellence; perfect in excellence …1601
– PARFIT perfect …1843 Eng. dial.
– PAT fit, proper, appropriate; ready, fluent, perfect, accurate …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PAT-OFF fit, proper, appropriate; ready, fluent, perfect, accurate …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PERF perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PERFECKLE perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PUFFICK perfect …1904 Amer. dial.
– QUADRATE † complete, perfect …1608
– RED-HOT excellent, perfect, magnificent …1866 Amer. sl.
– SATURATE † complete, perfect …1682
– SPLENDIFEROUS wonderful, perfect …M19 sl.
– TEETOTAL perfect; complete, entire …1884
– TO THE KNOCKER up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO DICK up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …L19 Amer. sl.
– UP TO SAMPLE up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO SCRATCH up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO THE HANDLE up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO THE HIGH-WATER MARK up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO THE KNOCKER up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO THE MARK up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UP TO THE NOTCH up to standard; hence, excellent, perfect …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
perfect, perfection – adverbs
– TO A BURN to perfection …1970 Amer. dial.
– TO THE BONE to perfection; to the last detail …1967 Amer. dial.
– TO THE BROWN to perfection …1968 Amer. dial.
perfect, perfection – nouns (includes PERFECTNESS)
– ACCOMPLEMENT † anything that completes or perfects, that adds grace or ornament to body or mind …1587
– BEAU-IDEAL the highest conceived or conceivable type of beauty or excellence of any kind; the perfect type or model …1820
– BEULAH LAND heaven or the Promised Land; a place of perfection or happiness; also used ironically …1939 Amer. dial.
– BEULAH SHORE heaven or the Promised Land; a place of perfection or happiness; also used ironically …1955 Amer. dial.
– END, THE the best; perfection, absolute excellence …1948 US sl., chiefly jazz usage
– FINISH a state of perfection …1897 Amer. dial.
– IDEA † a thing regarded as perfect in its kind …1591
– LULU a perfect person or thing …Bk1934 college sl.
– NATURE maturity; perfection …1895 Eng. dial.
– PARFITNESS perfectness; thorough adaptation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SOLID JABOO something perfect or ideal …Bk1942 US sl.
– SUMMITY † the peak of perfection …1588
– TITS, THE perfection, excellence, an ideal situation …1950s sl.
– TOPGALLANT the peak of perfection …1592
perfect, perfection – person
– COCKALL †* a person regarded as the pre-eminent or perfect example of a particular type or category; the paragon …1602
– FAULTLESS CUBE, A a truly good man; an almost perfect man …1853
– IDEA † a person or thing regarded as perfect in its kind; the ideal realized in an individual …1591
– IDEAL a perfect person …a1849
– LULU a perfect person or thing …Bk1934 college sl.
perfect, perfection – verbs
– EDZACT to perfect, to render exact; to make precisely right, to adjust precisely …1917 Amer. dial.
– LICK INTO SHAPE to bring to completion or perfection through discipline, hard work, etc. …colloq.
– NAIL to do something perfectly; to master …1989 Amer. sl.
– PERFECTIONATE * to bring to perfection; to make perfect or complete …1570
– SUM † to bring to completion or perfection; to consummate …c1592
perfect, perfection – phrases
– IT’S DONE TO A BROWN it’s done to perfection …1968 Amer. dial.
PERFECTLY – adverbs
– CHAMPION excellently, perfectly …L19
– CLEAN AS A LEEK, AS perfectly, completely, entirely …1725 Sc.
– DOWN TO THE BRICKS perfectly, thoroughly, completely …M19
– DOWN TO THE MUCK perfectly, thoroughly, completely …M19
– DOWN TO THE NOTCH to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1965 Amer. dial.
– LEAL † truly, exactly, accurately; perfectly, thoroughly …c1400 obs. exc. Sc.
– MATCHLY † perfectly; well; mightily …1691 Eng. dial.
– ON THE MONEY precisely, perfectly …1944 colloq.
– PARFITLY perfectly; completely …1825 Eng. dial.
– PERQUIRE † by heart, by memory; hence, perfectly, accurately, exactly …1775 Sc.
– PUFFICKLY perfectly …M19 colloq.
– RIGHT DOWN TO THE NOTCH to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1965 Amer. dial.
– RIGHT ON THE MONEY precisely, perfectly …1944 colloq.
– SINCERELY † in a pure, absolute, or perfect manner …a1577
– SLAP exactly, perfectly …M18 sl.
– SLAP OFF exactly, perfectly …M18 sl.
– TO A FARE-THEE-WELL to perfection …1940 Amer. dial.
– TO A MORAL perfectly …M19 sl.
– TO A TEE-WHITIE precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1967 Amer. dial.
– TO A TEEWITY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1942 Amer. dial.
– TO A TEE-Y-TEE precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1929 Amer. dial.
– TO A T-WITEY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1941 Amer. dial.
– TO A T-WYTY precisely, perfectly, exactly, entirely …1942 Amer. dial.
– TO THE KING’S TASTE perfectly, to perfection; exactly as would be desired …1950 Amer. dial.
– TO THE NAIL to perfection …c1611
– TO THE NOTCH to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1837 Amer. dial.
– TO THE QUEEN’S TASTE perfectly, to perfection; exactly as would be desired …1891 Amer. dial.
– UP TO THE LAST NOTCH to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1897 Amer. dial.
– UP TO THE NINES to the highest degree, to perfection …L18 sl.
– UP TO THE NOTCH to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit …1790 Amer. dial.
PERFIDIOUS – adjectives
– BREAK-FAITH perfidious, treacherous …Bk1911 Sc.
– FEDIFRAGOUS † breaking a pledge or agreement, faithless, perfidious …1600
PERFORATE – verbs
– THIRL to pierce, to drill, to perforate; to vibrate or cause to vibrate; to thrill; to shudder; to tingle …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
PERFORM – verbs
– ACTUATE † to reduce to a action; to carry out in practice, to perform a command, proposition, etc. …1596
– BLOW to perform …1950s Amer. sl.
– DO ONE’ S STUFF to perform as one is expected …M17 sl.
– DO ONE’S OWN THING to perform an action …1960s US sl.
– DO ONE’S THING to perform an action …1960s US sl.
– DUCK A DATE to fail to perform as scheduled …1981 US circus and carnival usage
– GAR †* to do, to perform; to make …a1300
– MAKE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW to perform a task without provision of the necessary materials or means
– MOTOR to perform a task very well …1983 UK sl.
– OBLIGE to perform in public, as in to ‘oblige’ with a song …L19 sl.
– PULL to do; to perform, effect, esp. a trick or shady act …1916 Amer. sl.
– WAIL in jazz: to perform excellently …1955 US jazz sl.
PERFORMANCE – adjectives
– PUNKY of a public performance: poor …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
performance – nouns
– ACT a routine, a way of behaving, a performance …L19 sl., orig. US
– AFFAIR †* doing, action, performance …c1500
– DAGS a feat; an achievement; a performance …c1850 colloq.
– DOMENT a performance; a show …M19 sl.
– ONE-NIGHTER of a musician, band or show: a single performance in one place only …1910s US sl.
– OPERATION † action, performance, work, deed …c1386
– TEAR-IT-DOWN a fantastic performance …1990s W. Indies sl.
PERFORMER – person
– ABLE GRABLE an accomplished performer …1946 US sl.
– FACTOR † one who makes or does anything; a doer, maker, performer, perpetrator; an author of a literary work …1563 obs. or arch.
– HAM-FATTER a third-rate actor or variety performer …L19 Amer. sl.
– HEADLINER the main or chief performer …1896 US show business usage
– HITTER an impressive performer; a successful person …Bk2004 sl.
– TALENT, THE in the entertainment industry: the actors, the performers …1991 US sl.
PERFUME – nouns
– FAG WATER cologne …1980s US sl.
– FOOFOO cologne; perfume …1928 US sl.
– FOO-FOO WATER aftershave lotion; cologne …Bk2006 US sl.
– MARECHAL † a scent or perfume …1676
– MARECHELLE † a scent or perfume …1676
– MARSHAL † a scent or perfume …1676
– NOSE smell, odour; perfume …1894
– ODORAMENT † anything used for its scent or perfume; an odorous substance; a perfume …1382
– SUFFITION † a fragrant substance, perfume …1656
– WAFF a whiff of perfume; an odour …1819 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
perfume – verbs
– ODORIFERIZE * to render odoriferous; to scent or perfume …1824
PERFUMED – adjectives
– ODORIFERANT * fragrant, perfumed, giving odour or scent …c1550
– ODORIFERE †* odoriferous …a1425
– ODORIFEROUS fragrant, perfumed, giving odour or scent …c1487
– ODORIFIC odoriferous …1685
PERHAPS – adverbs
– ABLES perhaps, possibly …1883 Sc.
– ABLINGS in a manner that is able to be; possibly, perhaps …1597-1605
– ABLINS possibly, perhaps …1597-1605
– AIBLES † perhaps …1819 Sc.
– AIBLINS perhaps …1721 Sc.
– ANTERS perhaps …1790 Eng. dial.
– ASHELT perhaps, probably …1746 Eng. dial.
– AUNTERS perhaps …1790 Eng. dial.
– AVES perhaps, maybe, but …Bk1898 Ireland
– AVIS perhaps, maybe, but …Bk1898 Ireland
– BEHAPPEN perhaps, possibly …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELIKE likely, in all likelihood, probably, maybe; not unlikely, perhaps, possibly …a1533
– BELIKELY † likely, in all likelihood, probably; not unlikely, perhaps, possibly …a1552 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BELIKES perhaps, probably, maybe; surely …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BY HAP † by chance, casually; perhaps …1388
– DAPPEN perhaps, in the event of, by the time that …1894 Eng. dial.
– HAP perhaps, perchance …1856 Eng. dial.
– HAPLY by chance or accident; perhaps; maybe …1362 now arch.
– HAPPELY † perhaps …1790 Eng. dial.
– HAPPEN perhaps, possibly, maybe …1790 N. Eng. dial.
– HAPPENS perhaps, possibly, maybe …1845 Eng. dial.
– HAPPILY by chance; perhaps; maybe …1377 arch.
– HAPS † perhaps, maybe …1589
– MAPPEN perhaps, possibly …1848 Eng. dial.
– MAYBESO perhaps …1919 Amer. dial.
– MAYHAP perhaps, possibly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MAYHAPPEN perhaps, possibly …1848 Eng. dial.
– MAYHAPS perhaps, possibly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REDLINS perhaps, probably …Bk1904 Sc.
– YEABLES possibly, maybe, perhaps …1868 Sc.
– YEBLINS perhaps …1721 Sc.
– YIBBLES possibly, maybe, perhaps …1868 Sc.
– YIBLINS perhaps …1721 Sc.
PERIL, PERILOUS – adjectives
– ADVENTUROUS † full of risk or peril; hazardous, perilous …c1350
– DISCRIMINOUS †* hazardous, dangerous, perilous, full of jeopardy …1666
– HAZARDFUL †* risky, hazardous, perilous …1626
– JEOPARDIOUS † fraught with danger or risk; hazardous, risky, perilous, dangerous …1502
– JEOPARDOUS † fraught with risk or danger; hazardous, risky, perilous, dangerous …1451
– PARLISH perilous, dangerous; of the weather: doubtful, uncertain …1642 Eng. dial.
– PARLOUS perilous, dangerous; of the weather: doubtful, uncertain …1642 Eng. dial.
– PERICLITATE † exposed to peril …1525
– PERICULOUS † dangerous, hazardous, full of peril …1547
peril, perilous – nouns
– APPERIL risk, peril …1848 Ireland
– FEAR † a sudden and terrible event; peril …a1000
– HAHT † peril, risk …c1200
– HAUHT † peril, risk …c1200
– HAZARDIZE † a hazardous position; a condition of peril or risk …1590 nonce use
– JEOPARDY † a deed involving peril; a daring exploit …a1300
– VENTURE † danger, jeopardy, hazard, or peril; the chance or risk of incurring harm or loss …1550
peril, perilous – verbs
– BELL THE CAT to undertake a perilous part, or to be the ringleader in any movement …1762
– PERICLITATE † to expose to peril, endanger, risk, hazard …1623
PERILOUSLY – adverbs
– PARLOUSLY at great peril …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
PERISH – verbs
– COME TO THEMSELVES to perish, to die …1899 Sc.
– GO UNDER to fail; to perish; to die …1848 Amer. dial.
– HONISH † to bring to disgrace; to dishonour, to insult; to destroy, to ruin, to cause to perish …a1325
- MAR † to become deteriorated; to spoil; to perish …c1230
– QUENCH † to come to an end, to perish, to disappear …c1305
– TINE to be lost, ruined, or destroyed; to perish …1300s chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TO-SWELT † to perish, to die …c1205
– VADE † to pass away, to disappear, to vanish; to decay or perish …1495
PERIWINKLE – person
– WINK-MAN a seller of periwinkles …1851 Eng. dial.
– WINK-PICKER a gatherer of periwinkles …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
PERJURE – verbs
– FALSE-SWEAR to swear falsely, to commit perjury …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– MAINSWEAR to swear falsely …1788 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MANSWEAR † to swear falsely; to perjure oneself …c1375 obs. exc. arch. & Eng. dial.
– MOUNT to swear falsely, to commit perjury, for money …c1780 sl.
– RAP † to swear; to perjure oneself …1733 sl.
PERJURED – adjectives
– MANSWORN † forsworn, perjured …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
PERJURER – person
– AFFIDAVIT MAN a professional witness who, with pay, will swear to anything; a hired perjurer …L17 sl.
– IRISH EVIDENCE a perjuring witness …L18 sl.
– MANSWEAR † a perjurer …971
– MOUNTER * a person who gives false evidence in a court of law; a professional witness who will swear to anything …1781 criminals’ sl.
– RAPPER a professional perjurer …L18 sl.
PERJURY – nouns
– MANATH † false oath, perjury …a1000
– MANSWEARING † perjury …c1440
– MANSWORN † perjury …1456
– RAPPING † perjury …1754
PERK – nouns
– D FOR DUNCE ‘bunce’; perks, bonuses, inducements to act or work; money or goods earned on top of wages …20C Brit. rhyming sl.
PERMANENCE – nouns
– FIXTIVITY permanence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STANDSTILLISM permanence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STAY permanence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STAY-PUTNESS n. permanence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STICKTIVITY permanence …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
PERMANENT – adjectives
– LEDGER † remaining in a place; resident; permanent; stationary …1547
– PERDURANT * lasting, continuous, permanent …1670
– PUKKA permanent …L18
permanent – nouns
– DODO something fixed or permanent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FOSSIL something fixed or permanent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STANDPATTER something fixed or permanent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
PERMANENTLY – adverbs
– FOR ALTOGETHER † for all time to come; permanently, for good, once and for all …1542
PERMISSIBLE – adjectives
– LAWFUL † permissible; allowable; justifiable …1599
– LEEFUL † permissible, right, lawful; just …c1205
– LEESOME † lawful, permissible, right …a1400 chiefly Sc.
– SUFFERABLE † that may be allowed, permissible …a1395
– VENIAL †* allowable, permissible; blameless …1597
PERMISSIBLY – adverbs
– LEEFULLY † permissibly, lawfully …c1340
PERMISSION – adverbs
– LEAVELESS † without permission …c1250
permission – nouns
– DARE permission …1907 Amer. dial.
– ISLE OF WIGHT right, permission …1950s rhyming sl.
– LIEF permission …BK1905 Amer. dial.
– NOD, THE approval or permission …Aust. sl.
– NOTE FROM MOTHER official permission …1986 US naval aviator usage
– PARDON † leave, permission …1548
– SAY-SO the power of decision, permission …M18 sl.
– SUFFERAGE †* permission, approval …1622
– SUFFERING † permission; tolerance …c1460
– TOLERANCE † the act of allowing; license, permission granted by an authority …1539
– TOLERATION † the act of allowing; permission granted by authority, license …1517-18
permission – verbs
– TED to have leave or permission to do a thing; to be bound or under obligation …1746 Eng. dial.
– TET to have leave or permission to do a thing; to be bound or under obligation …1746 Eng. dial.
permission – phrases
– BY YOUR LEAVE an expression of apology for not having asked permission; the asking of permission …1914
PERMIT – nouns
– FURLOUGH †* a permit, license, or passport …a1658
– LET-PASS a permission to pass; a permit …1635
– TICKET † a writing in which something is certified or authorized; a certificate or voucher; a warrant, licence, permit …1529
permit – person
– SANCTIONER one who sanctions; one who permits; one who promises or vows …1846
– SUFFERER † one who permits something to be done …a1533
permit – verbs
– BEHOLD † to permit …a1670
– BETEEM †* to allow or permit to do something …1602
– GIVE LEAVE † to allow, to permit …1500-20
– GRUTCH to give or permit with reluctance; to grant or submit to unwillingly; to begrudge …1899 Amer. dial.
– I-THAVE † to permit, to allow …c900
– LEVE † to grant permission to; to allow, to permit …c897
– SIGHT to tolerate, to permit, to put up with …1910s Aust. sl.
– THOLE to allow, to permit, to admit of; to require, to stand in need of …1864 Sc. & Eng. dial.
permit – phrases
– PLEASE THE PIGS * if circumstances permit; if all is well …1683 UK
PERMITTED – adjectives
– UNDEFENDED † not forbidden, permitted, allowed …1399
PEONY – nouns