Reverse Dictionary: POU – PQ


POUCH – nouns
– TANKY BAG a purse, pouch, or sack …1950 Amer. dial.
– THANKY BAG a purse, pouch, or sack …1898 Amer. dial.
– THANKY POKE a purse, pouch, or sack …1952 Amer. dial.
pouch – verbs 
– IMPOUCH †* to put into a pouch, bag, or pocket …1611
 
POULTICE – nouns
– BAF a warm poultice on a wound or swelling …1908 Sc.
– CATAPLASM a poultice …1563
poultice – verbs 
– BAF to warm, to poultice …1908 Sc.
 
POULTRY – adjectives (also see CHICKEN, HEN, etc.)
– GALLINIVOROUS feeding on fowls or poultry …1862 nonce word
poultry – nouns 
– BARTON † an enclosure for poultry; a pen …1552
– ORNITHON a place in which birds are kept; a poultry house; an aviary …1870
– PALENQUE a place for bringing up poultry …1707 Jamaica
– RICHARD the cock bird in poultry …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
poultry – person
– CHICKEN-BUTCHER a poulterer …L18 sl.
– CHICKEN GRANNY one who raises chickens for the market; usually applied derisively to ‘furriners’ …1936 Amer. dial.
– GUT-PULLER † a poulterer …c1850
– STRANGLE-GOOSE a poulterer …Bk1905 sl.
– TURKEY MERCHANT one who buys and sells turkeys, a poulterer …L17
poultry – verbs 
– FARCE to stuff poultry; to garnish poultry …1927 Amer. dial.
poultry – interjections
– TIC! a call to poultry …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
POUNCE – verbs
– HAWK to capture, to catch, to pounce upon …1806 Amer. dial.
 
POUND (money) – nouns
– ABRAHAM NEWLAND £5 … Bk1903 sl.
– ACE £1 …1950s UK criminals’ sl.
– ACID DROP a pound, a sovereign …1920s sl.
– ACIDULATED TABLET a pound, a sovereign …1920s sl.
– ALAN WHICKER £1 …1990s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘nicker’
– APPLE twenty pounds; in betting; odds of 20-1 …1974 UK sl.
– APPLE CORE £20 …1950s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘score’
– AYRTON £10, a £10 note …1990s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘tenner’ (Ayrton Senna)
– AYRTON SENNA £10, a £10 note …1990s Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘tenner’
– BAR a pound; usually in the phrase ‘half a bar’ – ten shillings …1911 Brit. sl.
– BEAN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– BERRY a pound; usually used in the plural …1934 Brit. sl.
– BIEN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– BIG M a million pounds …1978 UK sl.
– BLEEDER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– BLUE ONE a £10 note …1950s Irish sl.
– BLUEY a £5 note …1990s sl.
– BRADBURY a one-pound note …1917 Brit. sl.
– CANARY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– CARPET 1. the sum of £3 …c1942 Brit. cant
  2. the sum of £300 …1950s secondhand-car dealers’ sl.
– CARPETO £30 …2002 UK ticket-touting sl.
– CARPIT £300 …2002 UK ticket-touting sl.
– CARPITO £30 2002 UK ticket-touting sl.
– CENTURY £100 … Bk1903 sl.
– CHIP £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– COOTER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– COUTER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– COW £1,000 … Bk1903 sl.
– CRACKER a £1 note …c1920 Aust. sl.
– DANNY BOY £20 …2000s Irish sl.
– DEUCE £2 …1950s sl.
– DOUBLE-FINNUP £10 … Bk1903 sl.
– DRAGON £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– DOONUP £1 sterling …M19 back-slang
– DUNOP £1 … M19 back-slang
– EDGE NOTE a £50 note …2002 UK prison sl.
– FIDDLEY a pound …1941 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘quid’ (Fiddle-did’)
– FIDDLEY-DID a pound …1941 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘quid’
– FIN a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINIF a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINIFF a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINN a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINNIF a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINNIFF a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINNIP a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINNUP a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FINUF a five-pound note …1839 Brit. sl.
– FISHER a one-pound note or other currency note …1922 Brit. sl.
– FIVER five pounds or a five-pound note …1843 Brit. sl.
– FLIM a five-pound note …1870 Brit. sl.
– FLIMSY £5 … Bk1903 sl.
– FOONT £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– FROGSKIN a pound note …1907 Aust. sl.
– G a thousand (usually dollars or pounds) …1928sl., orig. US
– GEE a thousand (usually dollars or pounds) …1920s sl., orig. US
– GEORGE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– GINGLEBOY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– GLISTENER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– GOBLIN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– GODIVA a five-pound note, or the sum of £5 …1960 UK sl. for ‘fiver’
– GOLDFINCH £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– GRAND £1000 or $1000 …1915 sl., orig. US
– GREENBACK a one-pound note …1961 UK sl.
– HALF £50 or $50 …1920s sl.
– HALF A COCK five pounds, £5 …1950 UK sl., based on rhyming sl. ‘cockle and hen (ten)
– HALF-A-TON £50 …1940s sl.
– HARLEQUIN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– HOLE IN THE GROUND £1 sterling …20C rhyming sl.
– HORSE-SOVEREIGN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– ILLEGITIMATE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– IRON MAN a pound or a one-pound note …1959 Brit. sl., orig. Aust.
– JACK 1. £1 … Bk1903 sl.
2. five pounds …1958 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘five’ (Jack’s alive)
– JACKS five pounds …1958 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘five’ (Jack’s alive)
– JANE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– JAX five pounds …1958 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘five’ (Jack’s alive)
– JEMMY O’GOBLIN a pound …1889 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘sovereign’
.JIM a pound …1889 Aust. sl. (short for ‘Jimmy O’Goblin’)
– JIMMY a pound …1889 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘sovereign’ (Jimmy O’Goblin)
– JIMMY O’GOBLIN a pound …1889 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘sovereign’
– JOB £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– JOBE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– 1000, esp. as $1000 or £1000 …1960s sl.
– LADY a five-pound note, or the sum of £5 …1960 UK sl. for ‘fiver’ (Lady Godiva)
– LADY GODIVA a five-pound note, or the sum of £5 …1960 UK sl. for ‘fiver’
– LEGS ELEVEN £11 …1950s sl.
– LID a pound …1951 UK rhyming sl. for ‘quid’ (Saucepan Lid) 
– LIL £5 … Bk1903 sl.
– LILL £5 … Bk1903 sl.
– LINCOLN’S INN a £5 note …L19 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘finn’
– LONG-TAILED FINNUP £10 … Bk1903 sl.
– MACARONI a pony; hence £25 …1857 UK rhyming sl.
– MARIGOLD £1,000,000 … Bk1903 sl.
– MARSHALL £5 … L19 sl.
– MEG £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– MONARCH £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– MONKEY £500 or $500 …1832 sl.
– MOUSETRAP £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– NED £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– NEDDY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– NEW-HAT £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– NICKER £1 …L19 sl.
– NICKER BIT the pound coin …1980s sl.
– NOB £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– NOTE an old term for £1 …Brit. sl.
– O’GOBLIN a pound …1909 Brit. sl. (Jimmy O’Goblin)
– OLD MR. GORY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– ONCE £1, a £1 note …1930s sl.
– ONCER one-pound note …1931 Brit. sl.
– ONE a £1 note; an Australian $1 bill …1930s sl.
– ONE-AND-A-HALF £150 …1980s sl.
– ONER one pound; also one hundred pounds …1889 Brit. sl.
– PAIR OF NICKERS £2 … Brit. sl.
– PINNIF £5 … Bk1903 back sl.
– PLUM  £100,000 … Bk1903 sl.
– PONTE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– PONY £25 …1797 sl.
– POONA £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– POTATOES pounds …1939 Brit. sl.
– QUID a sovereign; a guinea; a pound …1688 sl.
– QUIDLET a pound sterling …1900s sl.
– REDGE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– RED ‘UN a pound; a sovereign …1890 Brit. sl.
– REMEDY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– RIDGE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– ROAF four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROFE four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROOF four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– ROUF four shillings or four pounds …1851 back-slang
– SAUCEPAN a pound …1951 UK rhyming sl. for ‘quid’ (Saucepan Lid) 
– SAUCEPAN LID a pound …1951 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘quid’
– SCORE $20 or £20 …1929 sl.
– SHEET a one-pound note or a pound…1958 Brit. sl.
– SHINER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– SICK SQUID £6 …2002 UK sl.
– SKIN £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– SKIN-DIVER a £5 note; the sum of £5 …1988 Glasgow rhyming sl. for ‘fiver’
– SKIV £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– SMACKER a dollar or a pound …1920 sl., orig. US
– SMACKEROO a pound …1961 Brit. sl.
– SMACKEROONIE a pound sterling …1999 UK sl.
– SOB a pound …1970 Brit. sl.
– SOV a pound …1829 Brit. sl.
– SPIN a pound …1941 Aust. sl.
– SPINNAKER five pounds or a five-pound note …1898 Aust. sl.
– STRANGER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– STRIKE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– TENNER ten pounds or a ten pound note …1845 Brit. sl.
– THICK ONE a gold sovereign; also, a crown or five-shilling piece …1848 Brit. sl.
– THICK ‘UN a gold sovereign, a pound; also, a crown or five-shilling piece …1848 Brit. sl.
– THOU £1000 or $1000 …1869 sl.
– TINY TIM a £5 note …1992 rhyming sl. for ‘flim’
– TOADSKIN a five-pound note …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– TON £100 …1946 sl.
– TWENTY a ₤20 note …1999 UK sl.
– UNLUCKY FOR SOME. £13 …1940s sl.
– WALRUS £50 …2000s Irish sl.
– WALTZ ME AROUND a pound …1980s Aust. rhyming sl.
– YELLOW-BOY £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– YELLOW-GEORGE £1 … Bk1903 sl.
– YELLOW-HAMMER £1 … Bk1903 sl.
 
POUND (weight) – nouns
– QUART †* a quarter of a pound …1496
– QUARTARY †* a quarter of a pound …1656
– QUARTERN a quarter of a pound …c1400
 
POUND (strike) – nouns
– TUNKER anything with which to pound …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
pound (strike) – verbs 
– EFFRINGE †* to break or pound out; to make by pounding …1657
– MELL to hammer; to strike with a ‘mell’ or with the fist; to beat severely; to pound; to bruise …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NEVEL to beat or strike with the fists; to pound, buffet, or pommel …a1572 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NEVILL vb. to beat or strike with the fists; to pound, buffet, or pummel …a1572 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TEW to stir up; to mix, to blend; to pound; to knead …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TO-POUNE † to pound to pieces …c1290
 
POUNDED – adjectives
– YBRAID † pounded …c1430
 
POUR, POUR OUT – verbs
– BETEEM †* to pour all about …1618
– DECAPULATE † to pour out from one thing to another …1623
– EFFUDE † to pour out …1634
– EFFUND to pour out; to shed blood; to pour out the contents of a vessel …c1420
– EFFUSE to pour out a liquid …1682
– ENT to empty; to pour out …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EUTE to pour out, or pour from one vessel to another …1777 Eng. dial.
– HALE to pour or empty out, as water from a vessel by inclining it to one side …1851 Eng. dial.
– HEALD † to incline or tilt a vessel in order to pour out; to pour out …1777 Eng. dial.
– LAVE to pour out with or as with a ladle; to ladle …c1000
– PEAL to pour out any liquid …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– RANTER to pour liquor from a large vessel into smaller ones …Bk1905 Sc.
– SCOAD to scatter; to pour, to spill; to throw up earth, as moles …1777 Eng. dial.
– SILE † to pour …1787 Eng. dial.
– TEAMER to pour out copiously …1830 Eng. dial.
– TOOM to empty out, to discharge, to pour out water, the contents of a vessel, etc. …1535 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TUMP to pour something out, to dump …1967 Amer. dial.
– TURN to pour something …1773 Amer. dial.
– TURN OFF to pour something …1830 Amer. dial.
– TURN OUT to pour something …1817 Amer. dial.
– WALT † to gush out, to pour, to flow …a1300
– YAT to pour in a large quantity; to stream …1897 Sc.
– YET † to pour …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
POURING – adjectives
– EFFUSIVE † that proceeds from a pouring out …1725
pouring – nouns 
– DECAPULATION † a pouring off …1681
– EFFUSE †* a pouring out …1593
– EFFUSION a pouring out, a spilling of liquid …c1400
– HEALD the act of pouring out …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 
POUT, POUTING – adjectives
– MISPUT annoyed, put out, upset, pouting …1898 Amer. dial.
– OWLY angry, cross, irritable, bad-tempered, easily offended; sulky, pouting …1950 Amer. dial.
– POOCH-MOUTHED sulking, pouting …1908 Amer. dial.
– UP THE PUCKER TREE angry; pouting …1982 Amer. dial.
pout, pouting – adverbs 
– A-POUT pouting …1886 poetic
pout, pouting – nouns
– BABOUNE a pouting expression; a look of displeasure …1967 Amer. dial.
pout, pouting – person 
– MOP a pouting or petted young person …Bk1903
– POOCH-MOUTH one who protrudes their lips in a sulking or pouting manner …1904 Amer. dial.
pout, pouting – verbs 
– HANG ONE’S LIP to sulk or pout; to act annoyed or disappointed …1950 Amer. dial.
– MIFF to offend, to affront, to give offense to; to take offense; to pout …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MOG to pout, to grow sullen, to mope; to refuse food …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MUG * to pout, to grow sullen; to mope …c1730 Eng. dial.
– PEEVE to disgruntle; to annoy; to infuriate; to complain, to sulk, to pout …1908 colloq., orig. US
 
POVERTY – nouns
– ANGISH poverty …B1900 Ireland
– BEGGARISM professional beggary; extreme poverty …1636
– BEGGARTY † the state or condition of a beggar; extreme poverty …c1505 Sc.
– BEGGINGNESS † the condition of a beggar, poverty, beggary …1382
– CLOGS TO CLOGS IN THREE GENERATIONS the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity
– DEFAULT † lack of food or other necessaries; want, poverty …c1290
– EGENCY † neediness, poverty …1600
– EGESTUOSITY †* meagreness, poverty …1656
– HARD SLEDDIN’ poverty, hardship, misery …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– JEJUNENESS emptiness of interest or intellectually satisfying quality; baldness, meagreness, poverty …1655
– JEJUNITY emptiness of interest or intellectually satisfying quality; baldness, meagreness, poverty …1623
– LAST OF PEA-TIME the time when peas have almost ceased bearing; hence, a state of decline, exhaustion, or poverty …1834 Amer. dial.
– LEAN LICKING OF THIBLES poverty, penury, a state verging on starvation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NEEDAM † need, poverty, beggary …1573
– NEEDHAM † need, poverty, beggary …1573
– NEEDHAM’S CROSS a state of great poverty …L16 sl.
– NEEDHAM’S SHORE a state of great poverty …L16 sl.
– ORCOST †* want of means, penury, indigence, poverty …a1225
– PENURY extremely poverty, destitution …1400
– SCANT poverty …1823 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TAP CITY a state of poverty …1930s sl.
– TAPSVILLE a state of poverty …1930s sl.
– WAEDLE †* poverty …c888
– WANDRETH † misery, distress, hardship; adversity, poverty …c1175
– WANE † need, want, poverty …a1100.
– WANSPEED † ill-success; adversity, poverty …c893
poverty – verbs 
– CRY POOR MOUTH to plead poverty …1959 Amer. dial. 
– LICK A THIVEL to suffer poverty, to verge on starvation …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAKE A POOR MOUTH to pretend poverty; to endeavour to excite compassion …1839 Sc.
– TALK POOR MOUTH to complain, usually in an exaggerated way, of poverty or other misfortune …1952 Amer. dial.
poverty – phrases 
– ON THE HIGH-ROAD TO NEEDHAM heading towards to poverty …1670 sl.
 
POVERTY-STRICKEN – adjectives
– ANGISH poverty-stricken …B1900 Ireland
– MANGY beggarly, lousy, squalid, poverty-stricken, shabby …1538
– PO-JO drab; dreary; poverty-stricken …1950 Amer. dial.
– QUISBY bankrupt, poverty-stricken …1853 sl.
ֽ– SARKLESS poverty-stricken …1773 Sc. & Eng. dial.
poverty-stricken – person
– ANGISHORE a poverty-stricken person …1894 Ireland
 
POWDER – nouns
– DAZZLE DUST face powder …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– POWDERING face powder …1895 Amer. dial.
 
POWER, POWERFUL – adjectives
– ARM-STRONG †* powerful in the arms; strong …a1000
– BANG agile and powerful …1896 Sc.
– BELLIPOTENT mighty or powerful in war …1635
– BIG-LEAGUE powerful, influential, important …1919 US sl.
– BOISTOUS † full of rude strength and fierce vigour; rough, fierce, savage; powerful, violent in action …c1325
– BOSS excellent; powerful; superior …Bk2006 US sl.
– BRUTAL excellent, powerful …1920s US sl.
– COSMIC excellent; powerful …Bk2006 US sl.
– DYNAMITE excellent; powerful …Bk2006 US sl.
– EDDERING long and slender, pliant, supple, lithe, powerful …1805 Eng. dial.
– FADE † strong, doughty, brave, powerful …c1320
– FEARSOME powerful …1935 Amer. dial.
– FECKFUL efficient, vigorous, powerful …1596
– FORCELY † of strong build, vigorous, powerful …a1488 obs. exc. Sc.
– GUT-BUSTING powerful, energetic, overwhelming …1930s sl.
– KEEN † mighty, powerful, strong …a1000
– KICK-ASS vigorous, powerful, aggressive, assertive …1970 US sl.
– MAGNIPOTENT †* possessing great power …1680
– MAIN † of any army or multitude: great in numbers, numerous; powerful in arms …a1400-50
– MAINFUL † powerful, mighty …a1225
– MAINSTRONG † strong in power …a1000
– MANANT † opulent, powerful …1422
– MASCULINE † of material things or physical qualities: powerful in action, strong, such as herbs, cider, etc. …1637
– MAUGHTY mighty, powerful …1768 Sc.
– MAXIMIOUS †* of great power …c1566
– MIGHTAND † mighty, powerful …c1350
– MIGHTFUL full of might, powerful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIGHTIOUS †* full of might or power …c1460
– OMNIPOTENT all-powerful; having full or absolute power or authority; exceedingly strong or mighty …1598
– OMNIPOTENTIARY †* omnipotent …1659
– OMNIPREVALENT having all power or influence; all-prevailing …a1661
– OMNIVALENT † all-prevailing, all-powerful, omnipotent …1609
– OMNIVALOUS † all-prevailing, all-powerful, omnipotent …1773
– OPERANT † powerful in effect; efficacious …1607
– PARVIPOTENT having little power …1862
– PLENIPOTENT possessing full power or authority …1658
– POLLENT * powerful, strong, mighty …1869 
– PRIMIPOTENT †* most powerful …1656 
– PUISSANT possessed of or wielding power; having great authority or influence; mighty, potent, powerful, strong, forcible …a1450 arch.
– RAILIPOTENT powerful in raillery or abuse; abusive …1593 nonce word
– REVEREND extraordinary, distinguished, powerful; genuine, thorough …1826 Amer. dial.
– SALSIPOTENT †* ruling the sea …1575
– SAMSONISTIC strong, powerful …1849
– SAPIENTIPOTENT †* mighty in wisdom …1656
– SAVIGEROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1839 Amer. dial.
– SAVIGROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1887 Amer. dial.
– SERGIVEROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1910 Amer. dial.
– SERVIGOUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1883 Amer. dial.
– SERVIGROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1909 Amer. dial.
– SEVIGROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful , ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1835 Amer. dial.
– SINEWED strong, firm, vigorous, powerful …1604
– SKOOKUM strong, big, powerful; good, fine, satisfactory …1894 Amer. dial.
– SURVIGEROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1952 Amer. dial.
– SURVIGOROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1974 Amer. dial.
– SURVIGROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1913 Amer. dial.
– SUVIGROUS fierce, savage, violent, powerful, ill-tempered, headstrong, obstinate, strong-willed …1893 Amer. dial.
– TOXIC amazing, powerful …1987 US sl.
– VADY great, powerful, strong; uncommon …1793 Sc.
– VAGOUS very important, powerful  …1944 Amer. dial.
– VAGUS very important, powerful  …1944 Amer. dial.
– VAUDIE, VAUDY great, strong, powerful, stout …1793 Sc.
– VAUDY great, powerful, strong; uncommon …1793 Sc.
– WALLOPING strikingly large, powerful; spectacular …1847 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– WIGHT forcible, violent, powerful in effect …ME, now arch., Sc., & Eng. dial.
power, powerful – adverbs 
– FORCELY † with force or power, vigorously, vehemently, violently …1508 obs. exc. Sc.
power, powerful – nouns
– ARM influence, power …1960s sl.
– BIND capacity, ability, power …1824 Sc.
– CADILLAC something powerful or superior …Bk2006 US sl.
– CAN power, ability …1768 Sc.
– DYNAMITE something that is very powerful or impressive …1942 US sl.
– EFFORT † power …1490
– FANCY, THE the aristocracy, the wealthy and powerful …M19 US sl.
– GUT-BUSTER something powerful and dramatic …1930s sl.
– GUTS courage, bravery, stamina, endurance, staying power; masculine valour …M17 sl.
– HORSEPOWER power, influence; hence, rating or rank …1939 US sl., esp. navy usage
– IMPERIUM command; absolute power; supreme or imperial power …1651
– IMPREVALENCE †* want of prevailing power; lack of power or authority …1828
– IMPREVALENCY †* want of prevailing power; lack of power or authority …a1656
– I-WALD † power, might; control, command; possession …a1000
– JUICE power, influence, sway …1957 US sl.
– MAGNIPOTENCE * mighty power …1861
– MAISTRY skill, power, superiority, mastery …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MAMA anything considered very powerful, large, or admirable …1940s sl.
– MASTERY † superior force or power …1297
– MEAN MACHINE a powerful person or team …1990s sl.
– MIGHTAND † power, strength …a1400
​- MIGHTS † means, power, help …1787 Sc.
– MOJO magic; magical power; also, a charm; broadly, power or influence of any kind …1926 Amer. sl.
– NERVE power, capacity …1822 Sc.
– OBER responsibility, liability; power, influence; impudent self-confidence …1929 Sc.
– OMNIPOTENCE infinite or unlimited power; almightiness …1566
– OMNIVALENCE † omnipotence …1607
– ONWALD † power, rule, authority …c893
– POKE power, esp. in a car or other vehicle; strength, vigour …1965 UK sl.
– PUISSANCE power, might, or force …1375 literary usage
– PULL influence; special power or favour; clout …1886 Amer. sl.
– REVERENCE power …1820 Sc.
– VALENCY † might, power, strength …1623
– VALLENTE † power, might …1475
– VALOR † power, import, significance …1676
– VALURE †* physical strength or ability; power, might …1574
power, powerful – person
– BARON generally, a person having power or influence in any sphere …1876
– BATTLESHIP a powerful and domineering woman …1931 US sl.
– BATTLEWAGON a powerful, quarrelsome, domineering woman …1943 US sl.
– BEAR-CAT an aggressive, forceful, or powerful person; one of great energy or ability …1916 US sl.
– BEYOND-MAN a man of extraordinary power or ability; a ‘superman’ …1896
– BIG BOOT a powerful person; an important or influential person …1969 US sl.
– BIG FISH a high-ranking or powerful, important person; an influential person, a ringleader …1836 sl., orig. US
– BIG GUN a person of standing, authority, or office; an important, powerful or influential person; a leading individual …1834 sl., orig. US
– BIG GUY a boss or leader; a powerful, wealthy, or prominent person; chiefly used with ‘the’ …1921
– BIG KAHUNA a person of great importance or power; also, a person in command, a boss; often used with ‘the’ …1966 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– BIG MEDICINE an important, powerful, or influential person …1878-9 US sl.
– BIG NOB a very important, powerful person; a prominent and influential person in business, politics, etc. …1905 sl., orig. US
– BIG POTATO an important or powerful person …1884 sl.
– BIGWIG (often derogatory) a powerful, important person; a person of consequence; one high in authority or rank; often a politician or bureaucrat …1703
– CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY n. a powerful or influential person in industry; the head of a large industry …Bk1999 
– DADDY an influential, powerful person …M19 sl.
– DYNAMITE anything potentially powerful: a drugs, news, a person …Bk2006 US sl.
– DYNAST one in power; a ruler, lord, chief, potentate, esp. a hereditary ruler; a member or founder of a dynasty …1631
– GOD an adored, admirable, or supremely powerful person …OE
– HIGH PRESSURE a boss; a powerful man …1920s US sl.
– LEVIATHAN a man of vast and formidable power or enormous wealth, a rich and powerful person …1607
– MACHER an extremely influential person; an important and powerful man …1930 Amer. sl., esp. political journalism usage
– MAN, THE a person or group asserting power or authority over another, esp. in a manner experienced as being oppressive, demeaning, or threatening, as an employer, the police, or    dominating racial group …1920s sl.
– MEAN MACHINE a powerful person or team …1990s sl.
– MIGHTAND † a mighty or powerful person …a1400
– MOCHER an important, influential, powerful person …1990 US sl.
– MOGUL an important, influential, powerful, or dominant person; an autocrat; a business or media magnate …1653
– MONARCH a person regarded as having status or power comparable to that of a monarch …a1586
– MOOSE a person likened to a moose in size or strength; a large, powerful man, possibly clumsy …1906 colloq.
– MOVER AND SHAKER a person who initiates events and influences people; a dynamic, powerful, and influential person …1873 colloq., orig. US
– MR. CHARLIE the man in power; the boss …1970s sl.
– PLENIPOTENT * a person possessing full power or authority …1818
– RING-TAIL DEVIL a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1968 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED PAINTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1828 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED ROARER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1830 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SCREAMER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; a loud-mouthed boaster; an extraordinary example of its kind …1959 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SNORTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1950 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SQUEALER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1837 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED TOOTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1941 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL PEELER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1913 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL ROARER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1832 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL SNORTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1859 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL SQUEALER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1898 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL TOOTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1909 Amer. dial.
– SALT OF THE EARTH, THE a person or group of people regarded as the finest of their kind; the excellent of the earth; the powerful, aristocratic, or wealthy …c950
– TOP CAT the most powerful or important person …colloq.
– VEEDOR † an official invested with inspecting or controlling power …1595
– WHEELHORSE one who does the hard work in some enterprise or cause; a trusted assistant; a hard-working or powerful person …1845 Amer. dial.
– WIDDERER a big, stout, powerful person …1781 Eng. dial.
– WITHERER a big, stout, powerful person; a person of surpassing size …1781 Eng. dial.
– ZEUS a person who displays characteristics usually associated with Zeus, such as supreme power, voracious sexual appetite, etc. …1721
power, powerful – verbs
– BEEF UP to strengthen; to add vigour, power, or importance to …1941 sl.
– CALL THE SHOTS to be in a position of power; to direct the actions of others …1967 US sl.
– CARRY BIG GUNS to be in a position of strength or power …1867
– FACULTATE to invest with authority; to empower; to authorize …1648
– FADE to lose or cause to lose power and effectiveness …1450
– FEEL ONE’S OATS to be aware of or call attention to one’s own power or strength …19C Amer. sl.
– HANG THE MOON to be very powerful or important; to be exceptionally able or talented …1953 Amer. dial.
– HAVE LONG HANDS † to be powerful …1583.
– JUICE (UP) to make exciting or powerful …1964 US sl.
– KICK ASS to act roughly and aggressively; to be powerful or assertive …1977 US sl.
– PACK A PUNCH to be powerful, as a motorcycle or car; later, of a strong punch …1938 sl.
​- VAIL † to have might or power; to prevail …a1300
power, powerful – phrases
– I AIN’T NO JOKE a warning to any possible attacker of one’s own powers …1990s US Black teen sl.
 
POWERFULLY – adverbs
– ASS-KICKING a general intensifier, extremely, very much, powerfully …1960s US sl.
– EADILY powerfully, forcibly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– EARDLY powerfully, forcibly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– FEARSOME powerfully, severely …1942 Amer. dial.
– FECKFULLY efficiently, vigorously, powerfully …1723
 
POWERLESS – adjectives
– IMPOTENTIAL †* powerless, helpless, impotent …1649
– IMPUISSANT weak, feeble, impotent, powerless …1629
– MAINLESS † powerless …c1000
– PARALYTIC deprived or destitute of energy or power of action; powerless, ineffective; characterized by impotency, or powerlessness …1642
– SINEWLESS lacking vigour; feeble, weak, powerless …1644
powerless – person 
– FLAT TIRE an impotent man; a worthless, powerless man …E20 sl.
– FUCKED DUCK a person who has become worthless, useless, or powerless; a ‘dead duck’ …1939 US sl.
powerless – verbs 
– HAVE A MAN BY THE BALLS to have rendered a man powerless …20C US sl.
– HAVE A MAN BY THE SHORT HAIRS to have a man in a compromising situation; to have rendered a man powerless to defend himself …L19 Brit. & US sl.
– PALSY to render powerless, helpless, or inert …1615
powerless – phrases
– CAN’T SPIN A THREAD powerless to act …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
POWERLESSNESS – nouns
– IMPOTENTNESS †* impotence, utter inability, powerlessness …1530
– IMPUISSANCE impotence, powerlessness, weakness, utter inability …1483
– IMPUISSANCY †* lack of power or authority, powerlessness …1701
– PALSY any influence which destroys, or seriously impairs activity or sensibility; a condition of utter powerlessness; an irresistible tremor …1433