Reverse Dictionary: PET – PG


PET, PETTED – adjectives
– CADDLING dainty, fastidious, delicate, accustomed to be petted …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADE petted, indulged, spoiled; applied to lambs brought  up by hand, and hence to children …1790 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– CADED petted, carefully nurtured …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADELY tame; accustomed to be petted, spoiled …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADISH accustomed to be petted, spoiled …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADY tame; accustomed to be petted, spoiled …1869 Eng. dial.
– DANDILLY spoiled by admiration, or by being made too much of; celebrated for beauty; petted …1500-20 Sc.
– MAMMIFIED of children: spoiled, petted …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MARDY spoiled, petted, over-indulged; pettish, peevish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARRED spoiled, petted, over-indulged; pettish, peevish …1865 Eng. dial.
– MAUNGY spoiled, petted, pampered; cross, peevish, ill-tempered; complaining …1865 Eng. dial.
– TINT of a child: spoiled, petted …Bk1905 Sc.
pet, petted – person 
– ALIE a pet, a favourite …Bk1898 Sc.
– BESSY-BAB(S) a petted, spoiled child; a child who cries for little cause …1842 Eng. dial.
– CADDLE one who coddles himself; one who is accustomed to be petted …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADE a spoiled, pampered or petted child …1877 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– DANDILLY a woman spoiled by admiration; one conceited of her personal appearance; a vain woman; a pet, a darling …1697 Sc.
– DANDLING † a dandled child; a pet, a spoiled child …1611 obs. or Eng. dial.
– DAUTIE, DAWTIE, DAWTY a person caressed or indulged; a darling, a pet, a favourite; a term of affection …1676 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DEARLING † a darling, a pet, a favourite …1715
– DOY a term of endearment for a child; a pet…1884 Eng. dial.
– FEDDLE, FEDILL † one who is made much of; a pet, a favourite, a darling …a1400-50
– LEVERET † one who is petted, a pet …1617
– LOLL-POOP a pet; a spoiled child; a wheedling, coaxing child …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MAM’S FOUT the mother’s favourite child; a spoiled, petted child …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MAM’S PET the mother’s favourite child; a spoiled, petted child …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MOCKEEN a pet, a spoiled child …Bk1997 Ireland
– MOP a pouting or petted young person …Bk1903
– MOPPET a baby; a young child, esp. a girl; a darling, a favourite, a pet; often as a term of endearment …1601
– MOTHER’S FOUT a petted, spoiled, peevish child …1825 Sc.
– NESTLE-BIRD the youngest child of a family; a pet, a favourite; one who is fond of staying at home …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NESTLE-BUB the youngest child of a family; a pet, a favourite; one who is fond of staying at home …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NESTLE-COCK † the last-hatched bird, or weakling of a brood; hence, a mother’s pet; a spoiled or delicate child or youth …1626 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– PIGSNEY one specially cherished; a darling, a pet; a term of endearment; generally applied to a girl or a woman;  rarely applied to a man or boy (obs. now for this use) …c1386 arch. or Eng. dial.
– TAE EE a pet, a fondling …Bk1818 Sc.
– THRAWN-DAYS a spoiled, petted child …1824 Sc.
– TIDLING † a pampered or spoiled child; a darling, a pet; a young, delicate, or puny child or animal in need of special care; a weakling …1520 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WHITE-HAIRED BOY a favoured or favourite man or boy; a pet …1869 Amer. dial.
– WHITE-HEN’S CHICK a spoiled or petted child …1786 Eng. dial.
pet, petted – verbs
– ALIE to pet, to cherish …Bk1898 Sc.
– CADDLE to pet, to fondle, to coax, to coddle …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADE to pet, to fondle, to indulge, to spoil …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADEL to pet, to fondle, to coax, to coddle …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CADLE to pet, to fondle, to coax, to coddle …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALOOP to neck, to pet …1942 Amer. sl.
– CARESS to treat with kindness or favour; to pet, to make much of …1658 arch.
– DALLY to pet, to indulge, to spoil …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DANDLE to make much of, to pet, to pamper …1575
– DAUT to pet, to fondle, to caress, to make much of …1500-20 Sc.
– DAWT to pet, to fondle, to caress, to make much of …1500-20 Sc.
– HANDLE to pet; to fondle …20C US sl.
– HARBOUR to pet, to spoil, to make much of …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAUNCH to fondle, to pet …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MAKE OF to pet, as a cat …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– MARD UP to be spoiled; to pet, to caress …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAUNGE to pet; to ‘cocker up’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SUGAR-PLUM to reward or pacify with sweetmeats; hence, to pet, to cosset …1788
– TANTLE to pet, to fondle, to caress; to humour a child; to pay much attention to; to nurse and feed with care …1898 Eng. dial.
– TIDDLE † to fondle or indulge to excess; to pet, to pamper; to tend carefully, to nurse, to cherish …1560 obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.
– TONTLE to pet, to fondle, to caress; to humour a child; to pay much attention to; to nurse and feed with care …1898 Eng. dial.
– TITTLE † to fondle or indulge to excess; to pet, to pamper; to tend carefully, to nurse, to cherish …1560 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
PET, PETTING – adjectives
– FRISKING petting or groping …20C US sl.
pet, petting – nouns 
– LITTLE petting …1960s US sl.
– MAKING a petting, fondling, caressing …Bk1905 Sc.
– MOLLY-HUGGING love-making; petting …1944 Amer. dial.
– WRIGGLE-DIGGLE petting, mutual fondling; hence, sexual intercourse …1960s sl.
pet, petting – verbs 
– COP A FEEL to indulge in some form of petting, but not intercourse …20C US sl.
 
PET (animal) – nouns
– ANIMAL COMPANION a domestic animal serving as a person’s companion; a pet …1713
 
PETITIONER – person
– ORATOR † one who offers a prayer or petition; a petitioner or suppliant …1433
– ORATRESS † a female pleader, petitioner, or plaintiff …1586
– ORATRICE † a female pleader, plaintiff, petitioner, or offerer of prayers …1432
– ORATRICLE †* a little or insignificant petitioner …1574
– ORATRIX † a female petitioner or plaintiff …1464
 
PETRIFICATION – nouns
– LAPIDIFICATION the act or process of converting or being converted into stone …1626
– LAPIDESCENCE † petrifaction …1650
– LAPIDESCENCY † petrifaction …1646
 
PETRIFY – verbs
– LAPIDIFY to become stone; to make or turn into stone …1657
 
PETRIFYING – adjectives
– LAPIDESCENT that is in process of becoming stone …1644
 
PETROL – see FUEL
 
PETROLEUM – nouns
– EARTH-OIL petroleum …1755
– OIL OF SALTPETRE † petroleum …1692
– OIL PATCH in the petroleum industry: the petroleum industry or a petroleum-producing area …1980 Amer. sl.
 
PETTICOAT – nouns
– BARRIE a woman’s petticoat …Bk1898 Sc.
– BOOBY TRAP a slip that shows …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– COAT n. a woman’s nether garment; a skirt, a petticoat …1844 Sc. 
– DICKY an under-petticoat …1816 sl.
– FULL SAIL a slip that shows …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– INSIDE-COAT an undercoat, a petticoat …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– IRISH PENNANT a slip that shows …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– MISH-TOPPER a coat; a petticoat …c1670 Brit. sl.
– PANCROCK a skirt or petticoat …1746 Eng. dial.
– UNDERCOAT † a woman’s underskirt; a petticoat …1741
– UNDERCOATIE a woman’s underskirt, a petticoat …1773 Sc.
– UNDER TUG † an under petticoat …1753 UK criminals’ sl.
– VASQUINE † a petticoat …1553 Sc.   
petticoat – interjections/phrases 
– CHARLEY IS DEAD used to caution a girl that her petticoat is showing …M20 Brit. juvenile jargon
– CHARLIE’S DEAD your slip is showing …1942 US sl.
– CHARLIE’S SHOWING used as a warning that one’s slip is showing …1967 Amer. sl.
– DAD LIKES YOUR DRESS used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– DAD LOVES YOU MORE THAN MOTHER used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1950 Amer. dial.
– DADDY LOVES YOU BEST used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– DO YOU LOVE YOUR DADDY used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– IT’S GOOD NIGHT UP HERE, BUT GOOD MORNING DOWN THERE a signal to a girl to tell her that her slip is showing …c1960 Amer. dial.
– IT’S SNOWING DOWN SOUTH! said to a woman whose slip is showing …20C US sl.
– JOHNNY’S OUT OF JAIL your slip is showing …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– MONDAY COMES BEFORE SUNDAY a warning to a woman that her slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– MONDAY’S LONGER THAN SUNDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– MR. (or (MRS.WHITE IS  OUT OF JAIL used as a warning that a woman’s slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– PORK IS GETTING CHEAPER a warning that a woman’s slip is showing …1950 Amer. dial.
– SATURDAY IS LONGER THAN SUNDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– SHE HAS A DEGREE, A PH.D. a warning that one’s petticoat is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– SLIP AHOY your slip is showing …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– SNOWING DOWN BELOW! an exclamation to a woman that her petticoat is showing …1930s NZ sl.
– SUNDAY BELOW MONDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– TUESDAY BELOW MONDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– TUESDAY IS LONGER THAN MONDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– UNCLE CHARLIE’S DEAD used as a warning that one’s slip is showing …1967 Amer. sl.
– WHITEY’S OUT OF JAIL used as a warning that a woman’s slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– YOU LIKE YOUR DADDY BEST used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– YOUR BOOBY TRAP IS SPRUNG your slip is showing …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– YOUR BOYFRIEND IS THINKING OF YOU your petticoat is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOUR DADDY’S THINKING OF YOU used to warn a woman that her slip is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– YOU’RE A PH.D. TODAY a warning that one’s petticoat is showing …1966 Amer. dial.
– YOU’RE AT HALF-MAST a warning that one’s slip is showing …1950 Amer. dial.
– YOU’RE LOSING YOUR BOYFRIEND your petticoat is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOU’RE SELLING PORK a warning that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOU’RE SLIPPING a warning that a woman’s slip is showing …1950 Amer. dial.
– YOUR PAPA LIKES YOU BEST an expression to warn a woman slyly that her slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOUR TUESDAY IS BELOW WEDNESDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOUR TUESDAY IS HANGING BELOW YOUR MONDAY used to indicate that a woman’s slip is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
– YOU’VE GOT A BOYFRIEND your petticoat is showing …1968 Amer. dial.
 
PETTINESS – nouns
– NAGGLE pettiness …1865
– PUSILLITY † littleness, pettiness …a1619
 
PETTISH – adjectives
– BANGIE irritable, quarrelsome, pettish …Bk1898 Sc.
– DORTY spoiled, pettish, sullen, sulky, easily offended, ill-humoured; saucy, haughty, conceited, proud, stubborn; contemptuous …a1605 Sc.
– MARDY spoiled, petted, over-indulged; pettish, peevish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARRED spoiled, petted, over-indulged; pettish, peevish …1865 Eng. dial.
– PAPPANT rendered pettish by indulgence …Bk1905 Sc.
– SANSHACH precise, pettish, peevish …1882 Eng. dial.
– SIDY † surly, moody, pettish…1674 Eng. dial.
– STRUMMY pettish, sullen …B1900 Sc.
– STRUNTY short-tempered, easily offended, sulky, out of humour, pettish, huffy …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIFFISH ready to take offense; pettish, peevish …1855 colloq. rare
– TIFFY pettish, ill-humoured …1810
– TIGGY pettish …Bk1905 Sc.
– UPPISH-LIKE pettish, easily provoked; passionate …1892 Eng. dial.
pettish – nouns
– BOGLE-BO a pettish humour …Bk1911 Sc.
pettish – person 
– MEG DORTS a pettish young woman …Bk1905 Sc.
pettish – verbs 
– GALL to annoy, to vex, to irritate, to hurt in feeling; to chafe, to fret, to become pettish …1602
– URP to become pettish …Bk1905 Sc,
 
PETTISHNESS – nouns
– MIFF a slight quarrel or misunderstanding; a tiff; a fit of ill-humour, pettishness; a huff …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– STRAMULLION a fit of ill-humour or bad temper; a display of pettishness …B1900 Sc.
– TIFF a slight outburst or fit of temper, pettishness, or ill-humour …1727
 
PETTY – adjectives
– CHICKEN strictly conventional in conduct; following rules too closely, esp. Army; misusing authority; petty, mean …20C US sl.
– CHICKENSHIT petty, insignificant …1995 sl., orig. US
– FRIGGING insignificant, petty, worthless …L18 sl.
– HENNY fussy, petty, finicky …1950 Amer. dial.
– KIDLING petty, insignificant …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NICKEL-AND-DIME petty, small-time, insignificant …1940s US sl.
– NICKEL-DIME small-time, petty, insignificant …1960s US sl.
– NICKEL SLICK petty, insignificant, esp. in the context of attempting to do something beyond one’s abilities …1990s US Black sl.
– NIGGLING irritatingly petty; intrinsically unimportant but time and energy consuming …M19 sl.
– NIGGLY ill-tempered; obsessed with irrelevancies and petty problems …1950s sl.
– ONE-PUB insignificant, petty …M19 sl., orig. US
– PADDLING trifling, petty; useless …Bk1905 Sc.
– PADGELLING trifling, petty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PALTING † petty, trifling, paltry …1579 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– PICAYUNE mean, petty …US & Can. colloq.
– PICAYUNISH mean, petty …US & Can. colloq.
– PIMPING petty, mean …1792 Amer. dial.
– PINHOOK petty, small-time …1834 Amer. dial.
– PINHOOKISH petty, small-time …1971 Amer. dial.
– PISS-ANT insignificant, worthless, petty; contemptible …1952 sl.
– PISSY-ANT petty, insignificant, unimportant …1971 Amer. dial.
– PUISNE † small, insignificant, petty …E17
– PUSILL † small, insignificant, petty …1623
– SCABBED mean, paltry, worthless, petty; ill-looking, shabby …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SNIFTY disdainful, haughty, fault-finding; petty, mean …1871 Amer. sl.
– TANK TOWN insignificant, petty …1930s US sl.
– TIN mean, petty, worthless, counterfeit, false …1886
– TWO-BIT of little value or significance; petty, small-time …1870 Amer. dial.
– TWO-BY-FOUR of little value or significance; petty, small-time; small …1887 Amer. dial.
petty – nouns
– SMALL FRY applied to persons or things, and signifying petty, mean, or contemptible …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– SMALL POTATOES applied to persons or things, and signifying petty, mean, or contemptible …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– TITMOUSE a small, petty, or insignificant person or thing …1596
petty – person 
– CHAPULIN a person of a mean or petty disposition …1932 Amer. dial.
– SARDINE an insignificant or contemptible person; a petty character …Bk1912 Amer. dial.
– SNITCH a contemptible person; one who is petty or mean  …1910s
– TITMOUSE a small, petty, or insignificant person or thing …1596
– TOM THUMB a dwarf or pygmy of popular tradition or fable; hence, a dwarf or diminutive male person; also contemptuously, a petty or insignificant person …1579
petty – verbs 
– NICKEL-AND-DIME IT to act in a petty manner …1930s US sl.
– REARRANGE THE DECK CHAIRS to focus on petty matters while ignoring major problems …1972 US sl.
– REARRANGE THE DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC to focus on petty matters while ignoring major problems …1972 US sl.
 
PETULANCE – nouns
– MULLIGRUBBING sulking, petulant behaviour …1984 Amer. dial.
– PROCACITY * forwardness, petulance, sauciness, pertness, impudence …1621
 
PETULANT – adjectives 
– HIGHTY-TIGHTY petulant, huffy, easily offended …1848
– IN A SHIT petulant; sulky; resentful …Bk1996 Aust. & NZ sl. 
– OFF ONE’S FEED sulky, petulant …1966 Amer. dial.
– PROCACIOUS * forward, insolent, impudent, saucy, pert, petulant …1660
– PROTERVE †* forward, wayward, stubborn; peevish, petulant; proud, arrogant, impudent …1382
– TIFFY given to fits of ill-temper; petulant, touchy, irritable, pettish, ill-humoured, uncertain in temper …1810 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIFTY given to fits of ill-temper; petulant, touchy, irritable, uncertain in temper …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WANTON † petulant; unruly; hence, self-indulgent, effeminate, luxurious …1538
petulant – nouns 
– MIFF a petulant mood …colloq.
petulant – person
– ATTERCAP an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person …1892 Eng. dial.
– ATTERCOP † an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person …c1505 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– EDDERCAP an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person; a shrewish woman …1892 Eng. dial.
– ETHERCAP an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person …1725 Eng. dial.
– ETTERCAP an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person …1820 Sc.
– GIRNIGO-GASH a fretful, peevish, bad-tempered person; a child who is habitually whimpering or fretting; a petulant child …1825 Sc. 
– NATTER-CROP a peevish person; an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– QUILT a petulant, pedantic, pernickety man …20C Irish sl.
petulant – verbs
– YIP to  talk in a petulant or irritating manner …1910s US sl.
 
PETUNIA – nouns
– SPITUNIA the petunia …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
PEW – nouns
– LAND a pew in a church …1925 Sc.