Reverse Dictionary: PLAS – PLD


PLASTER – nouns
– ALABASTER plaster …Brit. rhyming sl.
plaster – verbs
– IMPLAIN †* to make smooth with plaster; to plaster smooth …c1420
 
PLASTERER – person
– DAABER  a dauber – a plasterer …Bk1828 Eng. dial.
– PARCHESTERER a plasterer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PARGETER a plasterer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PARJETER a plasterer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SPARGENER † a pargeter; a plasterer, formerly, a whitewasher …1600
– SPARGITER a plasterer …Bk1867 Sc.
 
PLATE – nouns  (also see DISHES)
– BASIN † the hollow part of a plate or dish …1662
– HUNDRED TO EIGHT a plate …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– ONE AND EIGHT a plate …20C rhyming sl.
– VESSEL dishes, plates, etc. used at a meal …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
PLATITUDE – nouns
– EAR CANDY a platitude …1991 US sl.
 
PLATTER – nouns
– SKELE †* a dish or platter …a1300
 
PLATYPUS – nouns
– PARADOX the duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus paradoxus …1815
 
PLAUSIBLE – adjectives
– FAIR plausible, pleasant …1838 Sc.
– FAIR-CALLING plausible, smooth-tongued, flattering, wheedling …1814 Sc.
– FAIR-FACED plausible in appearance, deceitful …1898 Sc.
– FAIR-FARRAND specious, plausible; flattering, superficially attractive …1789 Sc.
– FAIR-FASHIONED † specious, plausible; flattering, superficially attractive …1816 Sc.
– MEAL-MOUTHED afraid to speak out; soft-tongued, plausible …1821 Sc.
– MEALY-MOUTHED reticent, reserved, afraid to speak out; plausible, smooth-tongued, hypocritical …1836 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PANNABLE plausible, practicable …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SATIABLE † fair-seeming, plausible, specious …1592
– SATISFACTORY † worthy of belief; plausible …1605
plausible – nouns 
– VERISIMILE † a plausible semblance or appearance of something …1652
 
PLAY, PLAYING – adjectives
– GAMELING † playing games …1594
– MAXIMING playing …1867 Eng. dial.
play, playing – nouns 
– BAIRN-GAM child’s play …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAIRNISH-LAKE child’s play …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAIRN-LAKE child’s play …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BAIRN-PLAY child’s play …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CABBY HOUSE a child’s playhouse …Ireland
– COBBY HOUSE a child’s playhouse …Ireland
– DILLY-HOLE a house made by children to play in …1865 Eng. dial.
– DILLY-HOUSE a house made by children to play in …1865 Eng. dial.
– FAKE play, amusement; a joke …1787 Eng. dial.
– GAMMON a joke, trick; play, sport, merriment …1869 Eng. dial.
– LAKE † play, sport, fun, glee …c1200
– LAKING playing, amusement …1340 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LALLACK play, frolic …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LUSION †* a playing, game, or pastime …1656
– PARCEL †* a part in a play, etc.; a role …c1412
– RAG-ROWSTERING rough games, romps, rustic play …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAG-ROWTERING rough games, romps, rustic play …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCOPPERLOIT † 1. a time of idleness; a play-time …1691 Eng. dial.
2. a romp; rough, indelicate play …1878 Eng. dial.
– TEARATION romping; noisy, boisterous play …B1900 Eng. dial.
– VAKE play, amusement; a joke …1787 Eng. dial.
play, playing – person 
– GOOF-OFF a person who plays aimlessly …M20 US colloq.
– PLAY-PATCH a child fond of play …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
– RAG-ROWTER one who plays roughly, a romper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
play, playing – verbs (includes PLAY AROUND)
– ALLACK to idle away time; to loiter, to loaf, to play …1897 Eng. dial.
– ANTIC to fool around, to play …1976 Amer. dial.
– BOX AROUND to play around, to move about idly …1967 Amer. dial.
– DANDLE † to trifle, to play or toy with …1569
– FADDLE † to trifle, to toy, to play …1755 Eng. dial.
– FAFF to mess about, restlessly and ineffectually, wasting time, often while something quite urgent needs attention; to play or fool around, to waste time …c1930
– FAFF AROUND to mess about; to waste time on matters of no importance; to play or fool around …1874 UK sl.
– FUTZ AROUND to goof off; to waste time; to play aimlessly when there is work to be done …20C US sl.
– GAME † to play, to sport, to jest; to amuse oneself; also, to indulge in amorous play …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GAMMET to play, to frolic, to amuse oneself; to play off practical jokes; to deceive, to hoax, to take in …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAMMON to joke, to sport, to play; to tease amicably …1888 Eng. dial.
– GANNICK to lark about; to play, to frolic; to loiter, to idle, to gossip …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– GOOF to fool with, to play around …1910s sl.
– GOOF AROUND to fool with, to play around …1910s sl.
– GOOF OFF to waste time; to play aimlessly when there is work to be done …M20 US colloq.
– GOOF ON to fool with, to play around …1910s sl.
– HALLOCK ABOUT to idle away time; to loiter, to loaf, to play …1897 Eng. dial.
– JAUL to play, to frolic, to have fun, to ‘party’ …1970s S. Afr.
– JAWL to play, to frolic, to have fun, to ‘party’ …1970s S. Afr.
– JOL to play, to frolic, to have fun, to ‘party’ …1970s S. Afr.
– LAKE 1. to play, to sport; to make a holiday from work …c1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
2.  to play, to sport, to amuse oneself; to play at, to perform … …c1350 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MARLOCK to play, to frolic, to gambol, to romp …1863 Eng. dial.
– NONNOCK to play the fool; to play when one should be working; to idle away one’s time; to fidget …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NONNUCK to play the fool; to play when one should be working; to idle away one’s time; to fidget …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAGE † to behave wantonly or riotously; to take one’s pleasure; to play …a1300
– RAG-ROWTER to romp, to indulge in rough play …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAMP to play around, literally or figuratively …1930s Aust. & W. Indies sl.
– RATTLE to play noisily, to romp …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ROIL † to play or frolic, esp. in a rough manner; to romp …L18 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SAUNTER to trifle, to play about in a casual offhand manner …a1810 Sc.
– SCOOT to play about; to lark …1874 Eng. dial.
– SCOPPERLOIT to romp; to play roughly and rudely …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SPADGER to play or frolic about …M20 Eng. dial. & sl.
– TAM-TRAM to play; to play fast and loose …Bk1905 Sc.
 
PLAY (drama) – nouns
– ACTION 1. † histrionic personation; acting of plays, performance …1626
2. † a theatrical performance; a play …1679
– BANE † a prelude of a play …c1440
– BANNS † proclamation or prologue of a play …1440
– CONCERT a play; a show; any theatrical entertainment …1992 UK sl.
– ECONOMY † the structure or arrangement of a poem, play, etc. …1671
– NIGHT AND DAY a play …M19 rhyming sl.
– PAGEANT † a scene acted on the stage; one scene or act of a medieval mystery play …c1380
play (drama) – person
– CACKLE-MERCHANT  a dramatic author – the author of a play …c1860 theatrical usage
– FACTIST † a poet or play-maker …Bk1696 obs. 
– PAGEANTEER †* a player in a pageant or mystery play …1624
play (drama) – verbs 
– EAT THE GINGER to play the leading role in a play …1952 US sl.
– NIGHT AND DAY to see a play …M19 rhyming sl.
  
PLAY AROUND – verbs
– FANCY PANTS to play around, to ‘mess about’ …1940s sl.
– FAN-FOOT to play around …1935 Amer. dial.
– PAVIE to trifle away one’s time at work; to play around …a1850 Sc.
 
PLAYBOY – person
– CAKE-EATER a lady’s man; a male flirt; a wealthy young man, a playboy …1910s Amer. sl.
– MAC, MACK a successful, respected, or influential person; a man who is sexually successful with women; one who deceives or tries to charm a member of the opposite sex with seductive words; a successful seducer; a playboy …1990 US sl., chiefly Black usage
– MAC DADDY, MACK DADDY a successful, respected, or influential person – a man who is sexually successful with women; a playboy …1991 US sl., orig. Black usage 
– MJIETA a township playboy …1960s S. Afr.
– QUAIL-HUNTER a woman-chaser; a whoremonger …20C US sl. 
– SPORT a playboy, a man about town, with the accent on gambling, womanizing, and other areas of the ‘fast’ life …L19 sl.
 
PLAYER – person
– GAMESTER † a player at any game; also, an athlete …1581
– JOLLER a player of a game …1980s S. Afr.
 
PLAYFUL – adjectives
– ANTIC clownish, amusing, full of tricks; given to fun, capers, or pranks; joking, playful …1902 Amer. dial.
– ANTIC AS A JAYBIRD clownish, amusing, full of tricks; given to fun, capers, or pranks; joking, playful …1917 Amer. dial.
– DAFFING playful, sportive, foolish …1724 Sc. 
– DESIPIENT foolish, silly, childish, playful; playing the fool; idly trifling …1727
– FRISKY playful, amorous …20C
– GAMBOL † sportive, playful …1597
– GAMEFUL † joyful, playful, sportive, jesting …c1205
– GAMESOME frolicsome, merry, playful, sportive …c1350
– GAMF † playful, sportive …1740 Sc.
– GAMISH playful, frolicsome, sportive …1865 Eng. dial.
– GAMMETY frolicsome, playful, fond of games …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAMMISH playful, frolicsome, sportive …1865 Eng. dial.
– GAMP † playful, sportive …1724 Sc.
– GAMY playful, frolicsome, sportive …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– LAKESOME frolicsome, playful …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAKISH frolicsome, playful …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LUDIBUND †* full of play, playful, sportive …1668
– LUDITORY merry, sportive, playful …B1900
– LUSIVE * playful, sportive …1871
– LUSORIOUS † used in sport or as a pastime; sportive, playful …1619
– LUSORY sportive, playful …1653
– MAGGOTTY frisky, playful, full of tricks, frolicsome …1820 Eng. dial.
– MARLOCKING playful, frolicsome …1889 Eng. dial.
– MARLOCKY playful, frolicsome …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MONKEY †* suggestive of a monkey; playful, amusing …c1680
– QUIRKY playful, witty, merry, good-humoured …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAMPER playful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SUBRISIVE smiling, playful …1867
– SUBRISORY smiling, playful …1860
playful – person
– FRATCH a rude, quarrelsome person; a playful or frolicsome child …19C Eng. dial.
– GIGLET a giddy, laughing, romping girl; a merry, light-hearted, playful girl …a1340
– GINKIE † a merry, light-hearted, playful girl; a giglet …1825 Sc.
– MAWMOOIN a blockhead, a simpleton; a playful, teasing youth or girl; literally ‘mow the moon’ …1871 Eng. dial.
– TANTARABOBUS a noisy, playful child …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANTRABOBUS a noisy, playful child …Bk1882 Eng. dial.
– WANTON † a person, esp. a child, of playful, roguish or sportive conduct; sometimes used as a term of endearment …1589
 
PLAYFULLY – adverbs
– GAMEFULLY † playfully, jestingly …1387
– GAMELY † blithely, joyfully, playfully, excellently …a1300
– GAMESOMELY playfully, sportively …1601
 
PLAYFULNESS – nouns
– GAMALERIE † playfulness, fun, frolic …1818 Eng. dial.
 
PLAYGROUND – nouns
– CAMPO † a play-field, a play-ground …1612 school sl.
– PLAY-DIDDLE any piece of playground equipment …1991 Amer. dial.
playground – person 
– PARKY a playground attendant or other park employee …1941 Amer. dial.
 
PLAYMATE – person
– LAKE-LADS companions, playmates …1896 Eng. dial.
– LAKE-LASSES female companions or playmates …1849 Eng. dial.
 
PLAYTHING – nouns
– BAIRN’S-LAKINS children’s playthings, toys …1891 Eng. dial.
– BAUBLE † a child’s plaything or toy …c1460
– BEAUBELET †* a small toy, trinket, plaything …c1205
– BOCH a child’s plaything …Bk1911 Sc.
– DIDO a plaything; also used as a term to denote articles which do not give satisfaction to the owner …1892 Eng. dial.
– DIE a toy, a plaything, a geegaw …1816 Sc.
– GAMBOL † a toy, a plaything …1581
– GAUD a plaything, a toy; also, something gaudy; a showy ornament, a piece of finery; a gewgaw …c1430 
– GAWD a plaything, a toy; also, something gaudy; a showy ornament, a piece of finery; a gewgaw …c1430 
– HAPPY a toy or plaything …1924 Amer. dial.
– INGRYDOORIE a burning stick waved about in the dark by children as a plaything …1904 Sc. 
– JAPE † a trifle, a toy, a trinket, a plaything …1436
– LAIRKIN † a plaything, a toy …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LAKE a toy, a plaything …1887 Sc.
– LAKIN † a plaything, a toy …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LAKING a toy, a plaything; a trifle …1790 Eng. dial.
– LALIE a child’s toy …1898 Sc.
– LALL a child’s toy, a plaything …1838 Sc.
– LALLIE a child’s toy, a plaything …1838 Sc.
– PLAYMENT a toy, a plaything …1936 Amer. dial.
– PLAY-PRETTY a child’s plaything; a toy …1902 Amer. dial.