Reverse Dictionary: POS – POT


POSE – nouns
– B-BOY STANCE a defiant pose typically taken by crossing both arms across the chest; common to rap music …20C teen & high school sl.
pose – person 
– FAKER one who poses falsely to gain status …1990s US campus sl.
– WALKING GENTLEMAN one who poses as something but lacks the expertise to back the image …L19 sl.
pose – verbs 
– COP to affect a manner; to pose …1940s US Black sl.
– FAKE THE FUNK to pose as more sophisticated than one actually is …1970s US Black sl.
– MODEL to pose, as at a party or club …1990s US Black sl.
– QUEEN to act in an effeminate manner; to pose ostentatiously …1970s sl.
– VAMPER † to make an ostentatious appearance; to pose …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– VAPOUR to pose; to go into attitudes as an orator …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
POSITION – adjectives
– IN RARE COLLAR in a good position …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SITUAL pert. to position or situation; positional …1856
position – nouns
– END place, position, situation …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– SITUS situation, position …1701
– UBI † 1. place, position; location …1614
 2. present place or position; whereabouts …1778
– UBICATION the condition of being in or occupying a certain place or position; location …1644
position – verbs 
– CHANGE UP to exchange; to shift positions …1905 Amer. dial.
– YARK † to put in position, to set, to place …a1300
 
POSITIVE – adjectives
– CAN-DO positive, enthusiastic, aggressive; confident and resourceful in the face of challenges …20C sl., orig. US
– UPBEAT optimistic, positive …1940s sl., orig. US
– UPFUL positive, encouraging …1950s W. Indies Rasta
– UPHILL positive, encouraging …1950s W. Indies Rasta
– WACK positive, extremely good …1990s sl.
– WACKED positive, extremely good …1990s sl.
– WHACK positive, extremely good …1990s sl.
 
POSITIVELY – adverbs
– ABSOGODDAMNTIVELY absolutely and positively …1986 Amer. sl.
– ABSOTIVELY absolutely and positively …1926 Amer. sl.
– BARELY † without qualification or reserve; unconditionally; wholly, completely; absolutely, positively …c1340
– DECRETORILY † positively, decisively …1660
– NATURLY really, positively, certainly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RATIFIEDLY † positively …1593
 
POSSESS, POSSESSION – nouns
– AMOTION deprivation of possession …M17 arch.
– AUGHT property, possession …1737 Sc. & Ireland
– HAVE † a having, possession …c1200
– HAVIOUR † the fact of having; possession; a possession, property; estate, substance, wealth …c1400
– HAVOUR † the fact of having; possession; a possession, property; estate, substance, wealth …c1400
possess, possession – verbs
– AUGHT to own, to possess …1816 Sc.
– BE-OWE to own, to possess …1886 Eng. dial.
– BEWIN † to gain, to win, to get possession of …c1175
– CATCH † to obtain by exertion; to attain, to get possession of …1382
– HAIN to possess …1858 Eng. dial.
– IMPATRON †* to put in possession of; to take possession; to make oneself master of …1642
– IMPATRONIZE † to put in possession of; to take possession, to make oneself master of …1577
– MASTER † to have at one’s disposal; to own, to possess …1593
– SPIKE to get possession of; hence, to convict …L19 US campus sl.
– TAKE UP MOULD AND STONE † to take permanent possession …Bk1905 Sc.
– UNDERFO † to receive a thing; to have something given to one; to come to have or possess …c888
– UNDERFONG † to receive a thing; to have something given to one; to come to have or possess …c1175
– YAW to own, to possess; also, to owe, to be in debt to …1871 Sc.
 
POSSESSED – adjectives
– AFFECTED † seized, possessed …1579
– BEFATED † fatally possessed, infatuated (by his destiny) …a1659
– DEDIVILED possessed, bedeviled …1903 Amer. dial.
 
POSSESSING – nouns
– HAVINGNESS † the quality of having or possessing; desire of having, covetousness …1577
 
POSSESSIONS – nouns
– EYETEETH one’s prized possessions …1844 Amer. dial.
– FACULTY † pecuniary ability, means, resources; possessions, property …1382
– FEE † movable property in general; goods, possessions, wealth …c888
– GAME money, possessions …1960s US sl.
– GEAR † possessions in general, wealth, money …1535 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAVE property, possessions, wealth …1802 Sc.
– HAVES property, possessions, wealth …1802 Sc.
– HAVINGS possessions, property, wealth, belongings …c1325
– ICTA a thing, portable possession; goods, equipment; clothing; merchandise  …1856 Amer. dial.
– IKTA a thing, portable possession; goods, equipment; clothing; merchandise   …1862 Amer. dial.
– SHIT things; possessions …1969 US sl.
– SUBSTANCES † riches, possessions …1382
– SUFFISANTEE †* property, possessions …1436
– SWAG 1. the possessions of an itinerant traveller rolled up in a blanket and carried from place to place …1841 Aust. sl.
2. a person’s possessions when travelling light …1987 Aust. sl.
– WARISON † wealth, possessions …1297
 
POSSESSOR – person
– MASTER a possessor, an owner …c1400
 
POSSIBLE – adjectives
– CASEABLE † able or liable to happen, possible …c1565 Sc.
– ON possible, feasible, worthy of an attempt …1935 UK sl.
possible – verbs 
– DRIVE THE NAIL WHERE IT WILL GO to only attempt the possible …1655
– POSSIBILITATE to make possible …1829
possible – phrases 
– CAN DO it is possible, it is within my power …20C sl.
 
POSSIBILITY – nouns
– DANGER a chance, a possibility; a likelihood …1920s sl.
possibility – phrases 
– SNOWBALL’S CHANCE IN HELL, A no possibility at all …1934
 
POSSIBLY – adverbs
– ABLES perhaps, possibly …1883 Sc.
– ABLINGS in a manner that is able to be; possibly, perhaps …1597-1605
– ABLINS possibly, perhaps …1597-1605
– 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.
– HAPPEN perhaps, possibly, maybe …1790 N. Eng. dial.
– HAPPENS perhaps, possibly, maybe …1845 Eng. dial.
– MAPPEN perhaps, possibly …1848 Eng. dial.
– MAYHAP perhaps, possibly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MAYHAPPEN perhaps, possibly …1848 Eng. dial.
– MAYHAPS perhaps, possibly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YEABLES possibly, maybe, perhaps …1868 Sc.
– YIBBLES possibly, maybe, perhaps …1868 Sc.
 
POSTAGE STAMP – see STAMP
 
POSTCARD – nouns
– AMERICAN CARD an erotic picture postcard …1930s sl.
– FATTENING HOG POST CARD a jumbo-sized post card …1954 Amer. dial.
 
POSTER – nouns
– PAPER posters or similar publicity material …L19 US sl.
 
POSTERITY – nouns
– SUCCESSION † posterity …1628
posterity – phrases 
– THOSE THAT COME BEHIND † posterity …c1600
 
POSTMAN – see MAIL
 
POST OFFICE – nouns
– LETTER-HOUSE a post office …1832 Eng. dial.
– LETTER-OFFICE a post office …1689
– O.B. a post office …1920s US criminals’ sl.
– OBEY a post office …1925 Amer. criminal sl.
– OBIE a post office …1925 Amer. criminal sl.
– OFFICE a post office …1858 Amer. dial.
– REPUBLIC OF LETTERS the post office …Bk1903 sl.
post office – person
– EAR-BITER a special agent of the US Post Office Department …1855 US Post Office usage
– FACER in a post-office: an employee whose business is to arrange letters with their faces in one direction …1850
– ZOMBIE a graveyard shift postal worker …Bk1997 sl. 
 
POSTPONE – verbs
– FURTHER † to put an event further; to defer, to postpone …1529
– HANG IN THE WIND to put off, to delay, to postpone …1814 Sc.
– KICK SOMETHING INTO THE LONG GRASS to postpone something …2003 UK sl.
– PROROGUE † to put off for a time; to defer, to postpone …1453
 
POSTPONED – adjectives
– COMPERENDINOUS † postponed, prolonged, deferred, delayed …1730
– ON THE SHELF put aside temporarily; postponed …colloq.
– RAINED OUT postponed …1995 US sl.
 
POSTPONEMENT – nouns
– HANG-UP delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOLD-OFF delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HOLD-UP delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OFF-PUT a delay; postponement; a pretense for delay, an evasion; a feint …1730 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PUT-OFF delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RAIN CHECK a request or promise to take up an invitation at a convenient time; a postponement of any arrangement …1930 US sl.
– STALL delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STAND-OFF delay; postponement …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TARDATION † the act of delaying, delay, postponement; slackening of speed, retardation, hindering …1500-20
– TARDIDATION †* the act of delaying, delay, postponement; a hindering, retarding …1647
– TARRIAGE †* tarrying; delay, postponement, procrastination …c1470
– TARRIANCE the act of tarrying; delay, postponement, procrastination …1460 arch.
– TARYAGE †* tarrying; delay, postponement, procrastination …c1470
postponement – interjections
– NOT TONIGHT, JOSEPHINE! used by a man to defer his sexual duties to a wife or lover; hence, applied to any postponement …1960 UK sl.
 
POSTURE – nouns
– HABIT † bearing, demeanour, deportment, behaviour; posture …1413
– JAUNT †* jaunty carriage or posture of a body …1721
– VOKSTER, VUXTER posture, bearing, physique …1866 Sc. 
 
POT – nouns
– IRON pots and pans …1924 Amer. dial.
– CHATTY a pot …M18 sl.
– MARMIT a pot with hooks at each side to be hung over the fire …c1758 Eng. dial.
 
POTATO – adjectives
– EYEY of a potato: covered with eyes …1854 Eng. dial.
– FEATHERED of potatoes: having the outer skin partly rubbed off …1937 Amer. dial.
– HAND-FRIED of potatoes: cut up, sliced thin, and cooked raw in fat or oil …1969 Amer. dial.
– PALKY of potatoes: diseased …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– POLKY of potatoes: diseased …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALLASHY of potatoes: breaking and becoming moist in cooking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
potato – nouns 
– ALOO n. the potato …Bk1886 Anglo-Indian 
– BAKEY, BAKIE a baked potato …L19 sl.
– BARK any outer layer, as a potato peel, or pie crust …1925 Amer. logging usage
– BEATTOCKS mashed potatoes …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEETIT PRATIES mashed potatoes …Bk1898 Sc.
– BOARDINGHOUSE POTATOES fried potatoes, but not in deep fat …1966 Amer. dial.
– CABIN-FASHION POTATOES potatoes cup up raw and fried in bacon grease …1968 Amer. dial.
– CADS the small potatoes of a crop …1876 Eng. dial.
– CAROLINA the sweet potato …1775 Amer. dial.
– CAROLINA POTATO the sweet potato …1819 Amer. dial.
– CHAMPIES mashed potatoes …1888 Sc.
– CHATS potato peelings …1959 Amer. dial.
– CHATTS potato peelings …1959 Amer. dial.
– CROKERS potatoes …19C
– CUNNEL a potato …18C sl.
– DEMRY a baked sweet potato …1950 Amer. dial.
– FADDERLESS-STEW potatoes stewed without meat …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FRIT a French fried potato …1986 Quebec usage
– GOOBER a potato …c1950 Amer. dial.
– GROUND APPLE a potato …1967 Amer. dial.
– HAUCHEE-PAUCHEE potatoes when boiled to a mash …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– ICE POTATO a white potato …1965 Amer. dial.
– IRISH-APPLE a potato …L18 sl.
– IRISH APPLESAUCE mashed potatoes …1960s US sl.
– IRISH-APRICOT a potato …L18 sl.
– IRISH FOOTBALL a potato …1970s US sl.
– IRISH GRAPE a potato …1940s US sl.
– IRISH-LEMON a potato …Bk1896 sl.
– IRISHMAN a white potato …1930 Amer. dial.
– IRISHMAN’S POTATO a white potato …1908 Amer. dial.
– IRISH POTATO a white potato …1685 Amer. dial.
– JACK-BOLTS potatoes …1875 Eng. dial.
– JACKS potato peelings …1968 Amer. dial.
– JACKUTTY-TATERS potatoes boiled with their skins on …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAUGHING POTATO a new, dry potato …1998 Can. sl.
– LONG POTATO a sweet potato …1808 Amer. dial.
– MEALOM a very dry potato when boiled …1824 Sc.
– MICK a potato …1930s US sl.
– MICKEY 1. a potato, esp. a roasted sweet potato …1930s US sl.
2. a white potato …1943 Amer. dial.
– MICKIE a potato, esp. a roasted sweet potato …1930s US sl.
– MICKY a potato, esp. a roasted sweet potato …1930s US sl.
– MIDDLINGS potatoes of an intermediate size …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MUNSTER PLUMS potatoes …c1850 Anglo-Irish
– MURPHY a potato …1811 Brit. sl.
– NAV a tater, a potato …1893 rhyming sl. (Navigator)
– NAVIGATOR a tater, a potato …1893 rhyming sl.
– NAVIGATOR SCOT a hot baked potato …Bk1902 sl.
– OFFENSIVE POTATOES canned potatoes …2003 Antarctica usage
– OOLER an undersized potato …1930 Sc.
– OORACK a small potato …1825 Sc.
– PADDY’S APPLE the potato …1922 NZ sl.
– PIG POTATO an undersized white potato …1966 Amer. dial.
– PIGS small potatoes …20C farmers’ usage
– PIG’S POTATO an undersized white potato …1966 Amer. dial.
– POOR MAN’S APPLE a potato …1999 Amer. dial.
– POPPY a potato …1990s Irish sl.
– POTATO THUMP mashed potatoes …1914 Amer. dial.
– POTATO TUNK mashed potatoes …1966 Amer. dial.
– PUMFRITS fried potatoes; (French ‘pommes frites’) …Amer. World War I sl.
– RAMBLER a potato left by chance in the ground which comes up again the next year …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RATTOCKS very small potatoes …1879 Eng. dial.
– RONNY a potato …1821 sl.
– SCADYIN a very small potato …1898 Ireland
– SCAFF mashed potatoes …1921 Sc.
– SCAFFOLD POLE a chipped potato …L19 sl.
– SCATYUNS small potatoes …1911 Sc.
– SCOTCH-COLLOPS potatoes sliced and fried in fat …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRADYINS small potatoes …Bk1904 N. Ireland
– SCRAGGINS small potatoes …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAJACK a small potato …1882 Sc. 
– SHANTY FRIED POTATOES potatoes sliced and fried …1968 Amer. dial.
– SKIRRET OF PERU † the potato …1597
– SPANISH WAITER a potato …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– SPUD a potato …1845 sl.
– SPUD-BASHING peeling potatoes; a lengthy spell of peeling potatoes …1940 Brit. sl., orig. services’
– SPUD SQUASHER a potato masher …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TATER potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATER AND POINT a meal made up almost entirely of potatoes …M19
– TATER TUNK mashed potatoes …1966 Amer. dial.
– TATIE potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATIE-APPLE the round seed-bulb of the potato …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-BALL the round seed-bulb of the potato …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-BEETLE a potato-masher …1890 Sc.
– TATIE-BING a heap of potatoes …1892 Sc.
– TATIE-BLOTS water in which potatoes have been boiled …1897 Sc.
– TATIE-BROO potato soup …1892 Sc.
– TATIE-BROTH potato soup …1901 Sc.
– TATIE-BURY a heap of potatoes partially buried and entirely covered with earth, for protection from the frost …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-CHAMPER a potato-masher …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-CHAPPER a potato-masher …1873 Sc.
– TATIE-CHOPPER a potato-masher …1873 Sc.
– TATIE-CRAB the fruit of a potato; a potato-top …1867 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-DOOLIE a scarecrow in a potato field …1833 Sc. Eng. dial.
– TATIE-FIELD a potato field or plot …1891 Sc.
– TATIE-GARTH a potato field or plot …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-GETTEN potato-gathering …1895 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-GRAVE a heap of potatoes partially buried and entirely covered with earth, for protection from the frost …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-GROUND a potato field or plot …1892 Sc.
– TATIE-HASH potato soup …1870 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-HOCK a heap of potatoes partially buried and entirely covered with earth, for protection from the frost …Bk1905 Sc.
– TATIE-KAIL potato soup …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-PATCH a potato field or plot …1900 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-PIE a heap of potatoes …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-PIT a potato field or plot …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-POKE a sack for holding potatoes …Bk1905 Sc.
– TATIE-POURINGS water in which potatoes have been boiled …1873 Sc.
– TATIES-AND-DAB potatoes boiled in their skins and eaten with salt …1883 Sc.
– TATIE-TUMP a heap of potatoes partially buried and entirely covered with earth, for protection from the frost …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TATO potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATOR potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATTIE potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATTIE-BLOTS water in which potatoes have been boiled …1897 Sc.
– TATTIE-CHAMPER a potato masher …1840 Sc.
– TATTIE-PEEL potato peelings …1863 Sc.
– TATUR potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TATY potato …1759 sl., orig. Eng. dial.
– TAWTIE a potato …1793 Sc.
– THUMP mashed potatoes and beans …Bk1905 N. Ireland
– TUNKUP mashed potato …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– UIRS small particles or remnants, frequently used of small potatoes …1929 Sc.
– YAM a potato …1715 Sc.
– ZEPPELINS IN A CLOUD sausage and mashed potatoes …World War I Amer. sl.
potato – person
– SPUD BARBER a potato peeler …1935 jocular
– SPUDDY a seller of bad potatoes …B1900 sl.
– TAATIE-HANDS women and children employed in planting, picking, or sorting potatoes …Bk1884 Eng. dial.
– TAATIE-WOMEN women who act as ‘taatie-hands’ …Bk1884 Eng. dial
– TATEY-PIKERS the gatherers of the potatoes after they are turned up on the ground …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– TATIE-HOWKER a potato-digger …1885 Sc.
– TATIE-PAIRER a peeler of potatoes …1898 Sc.
– TATIE-PIKERS gatherers of potatoes after they are turned up on the ground …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
potato – verbs 
– GRABBLE to dig, esp. with the hands; to dig up potatoes, or rarely peanuts so as to leave the plant intact …c1770 Amer. dial.
– GRAVEL to dig, esp. with the hands; to dig up potatoes, or rarely peanuts so as to leave the plant intact …1909 Amer. dial.
– TEAL to dig; to plant in the ground, esp. to set potatoes …1874 Eng. dial.
– TEEL to dig; to plant in the ground, esp. to set potatoes …1874 Eng. dial.
– TEEM to drain the water off potatoes, etc., when boiled …1890 Eng. dial.
 
POTATO CHIPS – nouns
– NIGGER’S LIPS (derogatory) potato chips …1970s rhyming sl.
 
POTENCY – nouns
– BACK potency, virility …1996 Guyana
 
POTENT – verbs
– HAVE LEAD IN ONE’S PENCIL to be potent, virile, and vigorous …20C colloq.
 
POTHOLE – adjectives
– POTTED (OUT) of a road: full of potholes …1969 Amer. dial.
pothole – nouns
– CHATTER-BUMP a bump or hole in a road that makes a vehicle rattle …1966 Amer. dial.
– CHICKEN NEST a pothole …1969 Amer. dial.
– PITCH a depression or defect in the surface of a road; a pothole …1966 Amer. dial.
– PITCHHOLE a depression or defect in the surface of a road; a pothole …1861 Amer. dial.
 
POTLUCK – nouns
– BRING-AND-SHARE a potluck dinner …1970 Amer. dial.
– CARRY-IN a potluck meal …1965 Amer. dial.
– PITCH-IN DINNER a potluck meal …1965 Amer. dial.
– SCRAMBLE a potluck supper …1968 Amer. dial.
– SCRAMBLE DINNER a potluck supper …1972 Amer. dial.
– SCRAMBLE SUPPER a potluck supper …1972 Amer. dial.
– TUREEN DINNER a potluck meal …1909 Amer. dial.
 
POTTER – person
– POTTY-BAKER – a potter …Bk1860 Amer.
 
POTTER (trifle) – person
– DAIBLE one who dabbles in or potters with a subject or matter …1923 Sc.
– TIFFLER † a trifler, one who potters about …c1400 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
potter (trifle) – verbs 
– BANTER ABOUT to potter about, to bustle about …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEAT AROUND to potter, to trifle, to loaf or idle; to gad about; to wander aimlessly …1960 Amer. dial.
– BRIGGLE to fuss about ineffectively; to busy oneself without purpose; to potter …1889 Amer. dial.
– CADDLE to loaf, to loiter, to potter about, to fuss, to trifle …1892 Eng. dial.
– CAG to idle, to potter about; to do odd jobs …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COOSTER to idle, to potter around, to fuss …1895 Amer. dial.
– DADDLE to be slow in motion or action; to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to saunter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DAIDLE to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to move or act slowly or in a slovenly manner; to saunter; to loiter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DAP to go; to potter …c1935 Royal Air Force sl.
– FART ABOUT to dawdle, to mess around, to potter, to waste time in trifling activity; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1910s sl.
– FART AROUND to dawdle, to mess around, to potter, to waste time in trifling activity; to behave foolishly or aimlessly  …1931 sl.
– FIDDLE BITCH to potter aimlessly …1989 Can. sl.
– FIDUDDLE to potter around …1968 Amer. dial.
– FIGGLE to potter about seeking a living …19C Eng. dial.
– FILL-THE-DOOTSY to fiddle around, to potter, to idle, to dawdle …1968 Amer. dial.
– FOOTLE to talk or act foolishly; to do anything in a feeble or ineffectual manner; to dawdle, to trifle, to potter; to idle, to waste time …1892 sl.
– FRICKLE to potter about at little jobs, such as an old man can do …19C Eng. dial.
– FRIG ABOUT to potter about …sl.
– GAMMOCK to gossip, to idle; to potter, to walk about aimlessly …1863 Eng. dial.
– GOPHER to wander around, to potter about …1958 Amer. dial.
– HAIVER to make a fuss about nothing, to make a pretense of being busy; to dawdle, to potter about; to saunter, to lounge …1866 Sc.
– HAVER to make a fuss about nothing, to make a pretense of being busy; to be lazy at work; to dawdle, to potter about; to saunter, to lounge …1866 Sc.
– JIM (AROUND) to do odd jobs; to loaf about, to potter, to trifle …1912 Amer. dial.
– KAG to idle, to potter about; to do odd jobs …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– KEEGER to mix up messily, to mess about, to work in a slovenly, dirty, or ineffective way, to puddle, to potter …1903 Sc.
– KIGGER to mix up messily, to mess about, to work in a slovenly, dirty, or ineffective way, to puddle, to potter …1903 Sc.
– KWEECHER, QUEECHER to mix up messily, to mess about, to work in a slovenly, dirty, or ineffective way, to puddle, to potter …1903 Sc.
– MADDLE ALONG to stagger; to move aimlessly about, to potter …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NAFFLE to trifle away time; to potter about; to loiter; to act foolishly …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NANTLE to work feebly, languidly, or imperfectly; to potter about; to move slowly and feebly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NATTER to work slowly and ineffectually; to potter …1908 Sc.
– NIDDLE to toy with the fingers, to fiddle about with the hands, esp. at something trifling or futile, to potter …1808 Sc. 
– PAKE to poke about; to potter about; to peep at …1893 Eng. dial.
– PAUCHLE to work in an ineffectual way, to bungle, to potter, to trifle …1965 Sc.
– PESTLE AROUND to putter around; to fuss about …1937 Amer. dial.
– PIDDLE to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
– PIDDLE ABOUT to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
– PIDDLE AROUND to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
– PLAY THE WANTON to dally, to trifle, to potter, to waste time in a trifling activity …1529
– POWTER to potter about; to do trifling simple tasks …Sc. and Irish
– QUAVER to potter about, to tinker …1979 UK sl.
– SCRAT ABOUT to potter about; to be busy in a poor, desultory fashion …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TANT to potter or idle about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TANTLE to walk slowly and feebly; to totter, as a young child; to dawdle, to loiter, to waste time; to trifle, to potter about …1889 Eng. dial.
– TANTRUN to potter about; to drudge or plod slowly, as old people …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIDDLE † to potter; to trifle; to fidget, to fuss …1747 obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.
– TIFFLE † to busy oneself idly; to trifle; to potter about …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TIFLE to trifle, to idle, to potter about; to do a little work in a trifling, idle way …1809 Eng. dial.
– TINKER to trifle, to potter …1658
– TITTLE † to potter; to trifle; to fidget, to fuss …17C obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.
– TRIGGER AROUND to putter, to tinker …1898 Amer. dial.
 
POTTERING – adjectives
– CADDLING fussy, fidgety, pottering …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FRIGGING of a person or task: time-wasting; demanding too much time, pottering about…18C Brit.
– PATTERIN’ walking or working aimlessly, trifling, pottering …1828 Sc.
– TIDDLYWINKING trifling, pottering …1869 sl.
pottering – nouns 
– FRIGGING pottering about …18C
 
POTTERY – adjectives
– SIGILLATE of pottery: decorated with impressed patterns …1891
pottery – nouns 
– LALLIE a fragment of earthenware, a piece of broken pottery, esp. used as a plaything, as in hopscotch …1900 Sc.