Reverse Dictionary: PREG – PRER


PREGNANCY, PREGNANT – ADJECTIVES
– about in the middle period of pregnancy HALF-GONE Bk1905 Sc.
– advanced in pregnancy HEAVY OF FOOT 1887 Sc.  
– eager to become pregnant; wanting to have a child STORK-MAD M20 US sl.
– having had a number of children; usually used of a prostitute WRINKLE-BELLIED L18 colloq.
– in the stage of pregnancy at which the motion of the foetus is felt QUICK WITH CHILD c1450 now rare or obs.
– newly pregnant; in the early stage of pregnancy YOUNG WITH CHILD 1612 obs.
– obviously pregnant CARRYING ALL BEFORE HER 1984 UK jocular usage
– obviously pregnant WELL-ALONG 20C US colloq.
– pert. to a woman who was seduced and made pregnant BROKEN-KNEED 18C Brit.
– pert. to a woman who was seduced and made pregnant BROKEN-LEGGED 18C Brit.
– pregnant and unmarried, or deserted by the father of the child UP SHIT CREEK;  UP SHIT CREEK IN A BARBED WIRE CANOE WITHOUT A PADDLE;  UP SHIT CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE 20C Aust. sl.
– pregnant APRON-UP 19C colloq.
 pregnant AWKWARD L19 sl.
– pregnant BABY-BOUND E20 US sl.
– pregnant BAGGED a1400 obs.
– pregnant BAGGIT 1897 Sc.
– pregnant BAIRNED Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– pregnant BELLY-UP Bk1903 sl.
– pregnant BIG 1855 Eng. dial.
– pregnant BIG-BELLIED 1803
– pregnant BIGGED 1936 Amer. dial.
– pregnant BOUKIT Bk1911 Sc.
– pregnant BOUKSOME Bk1911 Sc.
– pregnant BOUND a1400 obs.
– pregnant BOUNDEN c1540 obs.
– pregnant BOW-WINDOWED M19 sl.
– pregnant BRED 1967 Amer. dial.
– pregnant CAUGHT 1940 Amer. dial.
– pregnant CHILD-GREAT 1605 obs.
– pregnant CHILDING 1972 Amer. dial.
– pregnant COCKED-UP 19C Brit. sl.
– pregnant DAUNCEY 1952 US sl.
– pregnant DOUBLE-RIBBED 1598
– pregnant EXPECTING 1890 euphemism
– pregnant FALLEN ON c1930 sl.
– pregnant FAMILIAR-WAY 19C colloq.
– pregnant FAT 1983 African-American sl.
– pregnant FAT AS GOD’S POCKET 1931 Amer. dial.
– pregnant FEATHERING ONE’S NEST 1965 Amer. dial.
– pregnant FULL OF HEIR 20C US jocular usage
– pregnant FULL-IN-THE-BELLY 19C Brit. colloq.
– pregnant GOING TO NEW YORK 1970 Amer. dial.
– pregnant GONE 1945 Aust. sl.
– pregnant GREAT-BELLIED 1567
– pregnant HEAVY c1375
– pregnant HEAVY-FOOTED Bk1902 Sc.
– pregnant HOW-CAME-YOU-SO? 20C US colloq.
– pregnant HUNG 1968 Amer. dial.
– pregnant IN A CERTAIN CONDITION 1875 euphemism
– pregnant IN A FAMILY WAY 1824 colloq.
– pregnant IN AN INTERESTING CONDITION M18 colloq.
– pregnant IN AN INTERESTING SITUATION M18 colloq.
– pregnant IN BABY 1942 Trinidad and Tobago
– pregnant IN BAD SHAPE 20C US sl.
– pregnant IN FOR (IT) 1910s sl.
– pregnant IN PIG 1945 sl.
– pregnant IN POD 1890 sl.
– pregnant IN THAT WAY 1742 euphemism
– pregnant IN THE CLUB 1890 euphemism
– pregnant IN THE FAMILIAR WAY 1891 colloq., jocular usage
– pregnant IN THE FAMILY WAY 1796 euphemism
– pregnant IN THE MOTHER WAY 1990 Amer. dial.
– pregnant IN THE PUDDING CLUB 1890 euphemism
– pregnant IN THE SPUD LINE 1937 euphemism
– pregnant IN THE WAY 1742 euphemism
– pregnant IN TROUBLE 1891 euphemism
– pregnant JACKED UP 1970 Amer. dial.
– pregnant KETCHED 19C Amer. dial.
– pregnant KNAPPED E19 Brit. sl.
– pregnant KNOCKED-UP 20C US sl.
– pregnant LIKE THAT 1976 Amer. dial.
– pregnant LOADED 19C colloq.
– pregnant LUSTY 19C Amer. dial.
– pregnant MR. KNAP HAS BEEN THERE 19C sl.
– pregnant MR. KNAP IS CONCERNED 19C sl.
– pregnant MUCKLE-BOOKIT Bk1905 Sc.
– pregnant NUI 1938 Hawaii
– pregnant ON Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– pregnant ON THE HILL Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– pregnant ON THE NEST 1965 Amer. dial.
– pregnant OTHERWISE 20C Amer. dial.
– pregnant PIGGY 1953 Amer. dial.
– pregnant PILLOWED Bk1971 US students’ sl.
– pregnant PREG 1955 sl.
– pregnant PREGGARS;  PREGGERS 1942 colloq., orig. UK usage
– pregnant PREGGED 1950s US sl.
– pregnant PREGGIE;  PREGGY 1938 euphemism
– pregnant PREGGO;  PREGO 1951 Aust. sl.
– pregnant PUFFED Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– pregnant PUMPED M20 US sl.
– pregnant PUMPED UP 20C Amer. sl.
– pregnant QUICK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– pregnant SETTING ON THE NEST;  SITTING ON A NEST  1965 Amer. dial.
– pregnant SO 19C Brit.
– pregnant STORK-MAD M20 US sl.
– pregnant STUNG BY A SERPENT 19C sl.
– pregnant TEEMING 1953 Amer. dial.
– pregnant THATAWAY 1954 Amer. dial.
– pregnant THAT WAY 1940 Amer. dial.
– pregnant TIDY Bk1905 Sc.
– pregnant TOO BIG FOR HER CLOTHES 20C US colloq.
– pregnant UP 1991 Trinidad and Tobago
– pregnant UP-AND-COMING 20C Amer. dial.
– pregnant UP A TREE 1941 Amer. dial.
– pregnant UP THE CREEK 1941 euphemism
– pregnant UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE 1920s Aust. sl.
– pregnant UP THE DUFF 1941 colloq., orig. Aust.
– pregnant UP THE IN AND OUT 1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘up the spout’
– pregnant UP THE KITE 1990s sl.
– pregnant UP THE POLE 1918 euphemism
– pregnant UP THE SPOUT 1937 euphemism
– pregnant UP THE STICK 1941 euphemism
– pregnant UP THE WAY 1930s Aust. sl.
– pregnant UP THE WOP 1981 NZ sl.
– pregnant WEARING THE HACKING JACKET 1965 Amer. dial.
– pregnant WEARING THE JACKET 1965 Amer. dial.
– pregnant WITH SQUIRREL 20C US dial.
– pregnant, about to give birth ABOUT TO FIND PUPS 20C US sl.
– pregnant; desirous of having a baby CLUCKY 1913
– pregnant; getting ready to ‘drop’ FALLING APART 20C Amer. dial.
– pregnant, having had a child or children SPROGGED 1990 colloq.
– pregnant; in childbed BROUGHT TO STRAW 1946 Amer. dial.
– pregnant; in childbed CALLED TO STRAW 1931 Amer. dial.
– pregnant; in labour SICK 1805 Amer. dial.
– pregnant, made or become pregnant PAGLED 1599 obs.
– pregnant out of wedlock CAUGHT SHORT 1960 Amer. dial.
– pregnant; usually said of animals WITH YOUNG 1542
 
PREGNANCY etc. – NOUNS
– a becoming pregnant BAGGING 1611 obs.
– an unplanned pregnancy ACCIDENT 1932 sl.
– an unplanned pregnancy and the child that follows MISTAKE 1950s euphemism
– an unplanned pregnancy; the child of an unplanned pregnancy AFTERTHOUGHT 1914 UK sl.
– a pregnancy IRISH TOOTHACHE L19 Brit. sl.
– a pregnancy I.T.A. L19 Brit. sl., (Irish Toothache)
– a pregnancy; conception LAP-CLAP E18 Brit. sl.
– a pregnant stomach MOLEHILL E18 sl.
– a test for pregnancy in women RABBIT TEST 1977 rare
– care of women during pregnancy; obstetrics OBS 1985 UK hospital sl.
– care of women during pregnancy; obstetrics RABBIT-PULLING L19 medical students’ usage
– care of women during pregnancy; obstetrics; the science of parturition, or of midwifery TOCOLOGY 1828
– evidence of being pregnant BAIRN-SIGN Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– pregnancy A BELLYFUL OF MARROW-PUDDING 19C Brit. sl.
– pregnancy DELICATE CONDITION 1827 US euphemism
– pregnancy PADDY’S TOOTHACHE Bk1886 Eng. dial.
– pregnancy PREGNANCE 1533
– pregnancy PUDDING CLUB 1890 Brit. sl.
 
PREGNANCY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ‘an obviously pregnant single girl who insists she is merely gaining weight, then leaves town to go on a diet’ VIRGIN MARY 1966 US sl.
– a person, typically an experienced mother, who provides emotional support, practical help, and advice to a woman during pregnancy and childbirth and for the first few weeks after birth DOULA 1969
– a pregnant, unmarried girl LIGHTBULB Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– a pregnant, unmarried woman BELLY-WOMAN 1816 W. Indies
– a pregnant woman FAMILY WOMAN 1929 Amer. dial.
– a pregnant woman LADY IN WAITING 20C Brit. & US colloq.
– a pregnant woman LIGHT BULB M20 US sl.
– a pregnant woman MOTHER-TO-BE 1899
– a pregnant woman PREGGO;  PREGO 1951 Aust. sl.
– pregnant women ADAM’S FRUIT Bk1986 US lumberjacks’ usage
 
PREGNANCY etc. – PHRASES
– a phrase implying that girls fear, not the loss of virginity, but pregnancy IT’S NOT THE BULL THEY’RE AFRAID OF – IT’S THE CALF 20C Aust. sl.

– said of an unmarried, pregnant woman DOG BIT ‘EM 1941 Amer. dial.

– said of a pregnant woman THERE’S MORE IN HER BELLY THAN EVER WENT THROUGH HER MOUTH 19C colloq.

– used for indicating a state of pregnancy THE RABBIT DIED 1998 UK sl.
 
PREGNANCY etc. – VERBS
– to become pregnant BREAK ONE’S LEG 1908 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant BREAK ONE’S TOE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant BURN ONE’S FOOT 1966 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant FALL 1722 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to become pregnant FALL FOR 1959 sl.
– to become pregnant FALL ON 1976 UK sl.
– to become pregnant FALL WITH BAIRN 1813 Sc.
– to become pregnant GREATEN c1390 obs.
– to become pregnant SET THE GOOSE 1968 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant SPRAIN ONE’S ANKLE L18 colloq.
– to become pregnant; to be near to giving birth to a child GO TO RICHMOND 1944 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to make pregnant CATCH 1912 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to show signs of pregnancy EAT DRIED APPLES 1965 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to show signs of pregnancy EAT DRIED APRICOTS 1965 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to show signs of pregnancy EAT DRIED FRUIT 1965 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to show signs of pregnancy EAT GREEN APPLES 1965 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant; to show signs of pregnancy EAT PEACHES 1967 Amer. dial.
– to become pregnant with or by FALL FOR 1968 UK sl.
– to be pregnant BAG a1400 obs.
– to be pregnant BE BAGGED 1603 obs.
– to be pregnant BE IN AN INTERESTING CONDITION 1748 sl.
– to be pregnant BE IN AN INTERESTING SITUATION 1748 sl.
– to be pregnant HAVE A BEAN IN THE OVEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant HAVE A BUN IN THE OVEN 19C Brit. & US colloq.
– to be pregnant HAVE A COOKIE IN THE OVEN 1960 Amer. sl.
– to be pregnant HAVE A DUCK IN THE OVEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant HAVE A DUMPLING ON L19 Brit. colloq.
– to be pregnant HAVE A HUMP IN THE FRONT 19C colloq.
– to be pregnant HAVE AN EGG IN THE NEST Bk1902 sl.
– to be pregnant HAVE A NINE-MONTHS DROPSY 19C Brit. sl.
– to be pregnant HAVE A POTATO IN THE OVEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant HAVE A TURKEY IN THE OVEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant HAVE BREAD IN THE OVEN 1965 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant HAVE ONE IN THE BOX 19C colloq.
– to be pregnant HAVE ONE IN THE OVEN 19C Brit. & US colloq.
– to be pregnant HAVE ONE’S APRON-UP L19 Brit. sl.
– to be pregnant HAVE ONE’S CARGO ABOARD 19C Brit. sl.
– to be pregnant TEEM 1889 Eng. dial. obs.
– to be pregnant WALK UPHILL 1944 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant WEAR THE BUSTLE WRONG Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant before marriage; to conceive a child EAT SUPPER BEFORE ONE SAYS GRACE 1984 Amer. dial.
– to be pregnant; to give birth BREED 1912 Amer. dial.
– to be seduced and become pregnant; to lose one’s virginity SPRAIN ONE’S ANKLE 1785 euphemism obs.
– to get a woman pregnant MEAT 1954 Amer. dial.
– to get a woman pregnant SPROG 1965 colloq. rare
– to get pregnant EAT BAD FOOD 1974 Trinidad and Tobago
– to get pregnant before marriage; to conceive a child PLANT CORN A-FORE THE FENCE IS BUILT 1984 Amer. dial.
– to impregnate a woman JAZZ UP E20 US sl.
– to impregnate a woman SEAL 19C Brit. sl.
– to impregnate someone; to have sex BATTLE 1998 NZ sl.
– to make pregnant BAIRN 1827 Sc.
– to make pregnant BIG 1917 Amer. dial.
– to make pregnant BLOW UP 1803 Amer. dial. obs.
– to make pregnant FILL IN 20C Aust. sl.
– to make pregnant GET WRONG 20C sl.
– to make pregnant KNOCK UP 1813 US sl.
– to make pregnant POLE 1960s sl.
– to make pregnant PUT IN THE CLUB 1943 sl.
– to make pregnant PUT UP THE POLE 1961 Irish English
– to make pregnant STORK 1936 US sl.
– to reach the stage of pregnancy at which the child shows signs of life QUICKEN 1530
– to show signs of pregnancy BELLY UP 1979 Amer. dial.
– to swell with pregnancy EAT PUMPKIN SEEDS 1967 Amer. dial.


PREJUDICE, PREJUDICED ADJECTIVES
– perversely prejudiced WAYWARD c1384 obs. rare
– prejudiced, illiberal, bigoted; incapable of broad views NARROW-MINDED 1625
– prejudiced, malicious, unfair SINISTROUS 1593 obs.
– prejudicial, adverse, unfavourable, darkly suspicious SINISTER 1432 obs.
– unduly prejudiced, affected, biased, partial AFFECTIONATE 1530 obs.

PREJUDICE etc. ADVERBS
– with a display of prejudice against a person SINISTROUSLY 1560 obs.

PREJUDICE etc. NOUNS
– a prejudice; a traditional custom or notion obstinately adhered to however unreasonable it is shown to be; an error obstinately clung to MUMPSIMUS 1545
– prejudice, loss, harm SCATLOE;  SKATLOE Bk1904 Eng. dial. obs.
– prejudice; prepossession PREJUDICACY 1608 obs.

PREJUDICE etc. NOUNS, PERSON
– a prejudiced, ignorant person PHILISTER 1828
– a prejudiced, narrow-minded person OSCAR 1973 US sl.


PRELIMINARY ADJECTIVES
– preliminary, preceding, previous; going before PREALLABLE 1603 rare
– preliminary, preparatory PARASCEUASTI 1672 obs. rare


PRELUDE ADJECTIVES
– pert. to a prelude; serving to introduce PRELUDIAL 1647


PREMATURE, PREMATURELY, PREMATURENESS ADJECTIVES
– premature BEFORE-RIPE 1388 obs.
– premature, untimely; occurring before its time IMMATURE 1548 obs. or arch.

PREMATURE etc. ADVERBS
– prematurely EARLY DOORS 1980s sl.
– prematurely, unseasonably UNTIMEOUSLY 1792 Sc.

PREMATURE etc. NOUNS
– prematureness; untimeliness IMMATURITY c1540 obs.


PREMEDITATED – ADJECTIVES
– premeditated; that was thought before; entertained in the mind beforehand AFORETHOUGHT 1472


PREMIERE – NOUNS
– a theatrical or cinematic premiere PREEM 1930s sl., orig. US

PREMIERE – VERBS
– to have a premiere, a first night PREEM 1930s sl.


PREMISES NOUNS
– premises; a place, locality, neighbourhood, region DIGGINGS 1834 Amer. dial.
– premises, buildings PREMS 1900s sl.


PREMONITION NOUNS
– a premonition; a hint of what is coming, a premonition CUE 1647 obs.

PREMONITION PHRASES
– I have a premonition, a hunch, an instinctive feeling I’VE A FEELING IN ME WATER 19C sl.


PREOCCUPIED – ADJECTIVES
preoccupied AFFAIRÉ 1802

PREOCCUPIED – VERBS
– to be preoccupied, overzealous, or overly officious RIDE ON THE RIGGING (OF) 1683 chiefly Sc.


PREPARATION, PREPARATORY, PREPARE, PREPARED – ADJECTIVES
– all prepared, sorted satisfactorily BUTTONED UP 1940s sl.
– carefully prepared; carefully arranged; entirely in order WRAPPED;  WRAPPED-UP c1935 services’ usage
– carefully prepared; thoroughly examined EXPLORATE 1655 obs. rare
– fully prepared; awake to danger ARMED TO THE TEETH World War II Amer. sl.
– fully prepared for a situation; esp. ready and eager for a confrontation; very angry LOADED FOR BEAR 1896 Amer. dial.
– preparatory, preliminary PARASCEUASTIC 1672 obs. rare
– preparatory, relating to preparation PARASCEUOLOGICAL 1671 obs. rare
– prepared ANATE B1900 Ireland
– prepared, available ON DECK L19 sl.
– prepared for use in any way; all ready to go SAUCERED AND BLOWED 1987 Can. sl.
– prepared, furnished, dressed YDIGHT 1297 obs.
– prepared; intended NATE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– prepared, made ready ORDERED 1579 obs.
– prepared, made ready, ‘dressed’ as food ADDRESSED 1387 obs.
– prepared, on one’s guard, watchful, vigilant, cautious, alert WARE c1000 arch.
– prepared, or adapted MEETEN’D Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– prepared; ready ADDREST 1600 obs.
– prepared, ready ALL SET M19 sl.
– prepared, ready BEFOREHAND a1704 obs. rare
– prepared, ready BOUN Bk1708
– prepared, ready BOUND c1175 obs.
– prepared, ready; desirous, eager YARE c888 arch. & Eng. dial.
– prepared; ready for action TIGHT 1824 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– prepared, ready, girded ACCINCT 1731 obs.
– prepared, ready; said of a person UP 1950s African-American sl.
– prepared, ready, willing REDD 1790 Sc.
– that can be readily prepared, procured, or got; procurable PARABLE 1581 obs.
– thoroughly prepared and rehearsed ROTTEN IN ONE’S HEAD 1640 obs. rare
– well-prepared, ready OILED 1999 UK sl.
 
PREPARATION etc. – ADVERBS
– prepared, ready RARE 1790 Eng. dial.
– prepared, ready; set in order; provided, furnished TIFT 1300s Sc. obs.
 
PREPARATION etc. – NOUNS
– a being easily prepared or procured PARABILITY 1654 obs. rare
– a being prepared; preparedness ADDRESSEDNESS 1633 obs. rare
– a thorough state of preparation; a good start BIG READY 1897 Amer. dial.
– a thorough state of preparation; a good start GOOD READY 1866 Amer. dial.
– preparation YARKING c1000 obs.
– preparation, a making ready PARATION a1617 obs. rare
– preparation, a making ready; a being ready ADDRESS 1633 obs.
– preparation, an arrangement, a settlement BANDOBAST;  BUNDOBUST  1776
– preparation, preparing ADDIGHTING;  ADIGHTING 1567 obs.
– preparation, provision, equipment; a preparing, making ready, or providing ORDINANCE c1374 obs.
– that which is prepared; a device, a contrivance ADDRESS 1598 obs.
 
PREPARATION etc. – PHRASES
– in the state of preparation IN THE CALMS a1662 obs.
 
PREPARATION etc. – VERBS
– to be prepared or ready to go HAVE ONE’S MEGS SET TO GO 1944 Amer. dial.
– to be prepared, to take proper precautions NOT TO HAVE TO LOOK FOR THE LADLE WHEN THE POT COMES A-BOIL Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to prepare ADVANCE THE SPARK 1945 US sl.
– to prepare FIX 1725 US sl.
– to prepare PODGE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to prepare PUDGE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to prepare YARKEN c1205 obs.
– to prepare and become nervous, to get ready; to get uptight KEY Bk1970 US students’ sl.
– to prepare anything; to arrange, organize, contrive JACK UP 1939 NZ sl.
– to prepare for action CLEAR THE DECKS Bk1999 
– to prepare for a difficult task; to take precautions against disaster LICK ONE’S FLINT 1953 Amer. dial.
– to prepare for; to develop a disease HATCH Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to prepare oneself for what is to come ACCINGE 1657 obs. rare
– to prepare; to attempt, to try; to offer HAUSE;  HAWSE 1851 Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to cleanse DERSE 1828 Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to devise, to concoct DECOCT 1602 obs. rare
– to prepare, to dispose, to order, to appoint ADIGHT c1220 obs.
– to prepare, to get ready PREP 20C US sl.
– to prepare, to get ready, esp. if the person or object is far from ready when one starts the ‘licking’ LICK INTO FASHION;  LICK INTO SHAPE 19C colloq., orig. US
– to prepare, to get ready, to put into place TAPE OFF 1920s Aust. sl.
– to prepare, to get ready; to devise, to contrive TIGHT a1300 obs.
– to prepare, to make fit for use DIGHT 1773 Sc.
– to prepare, to make or get ready YARE c888 obs.
– to prepare, to make or get ready; to equip, to attire BUSKLE a1555 obs.
– to prepare, to make or get ready; to put in order, to array BUSS c1330 rare
– to prepare, to make or get ready; to put in order; to array BUSK c1330
– to prepare, to make ready ABLE a1400 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready BAKE 1460 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready BOUN c1390 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready MAKE DOWN 1838 Eng. dial.
– to prepare; to make ready TEEL 1895 Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to make ready YARK c1000 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready beforehand BEFORE-GRAITHE 1382 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready; to be in order or readiness ORDER 1526 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready; to order or arrange for any purpose; to prepare oneself ADDRESS 1485 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready, to plan CUT 1645 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready; to put in order for a purpose ORDAIN 1375 obs.
– to prepare, to make ready, to put in order; to dress TIFT 1300s obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to make ready; to rake together into a heap ETTLE 1874 Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to put in order, to arrange; to make, to construct TIFF 1300s obs.
– to prepare, to put in order, to tidy, to clean; to sweep, to dust DIGHT 1678 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to prepare, to tidy, to clean  up, to set in order, to arrange REDD 1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.


PREPOSTEROUS ADJECTIVES
– preposterous, fanciful ARSE-VERSY 1628
– preposterous, fanciful ARSEY-WARSEY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– preposterous, fanciful ARSY-FARCY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– preposterous, fanciful ARSY-VERSY 1692
– preposterous, inept; awry ARSE-WISE 20C colloq.
– preposterous; topsy-turvy ARSY-VARSY 1888
– preposterous, unheard-of NEVER-TO-BE-HEARD-TELL-OF 1826 Sc.
– preposterous, visionary, absurd, fanciful, ridiculous, impossible LAPUTAN 1866

PREPOSTEROUS ADVERBS
– preposterous; inept ARSE-WISE 20C colloq.