Reverse Dictionary: PRU – PUK


PRUDE – person (also see PRUDISH)
– FAUX-PRUDE † a man who simulates prudishness …1676
– HAIR-SHIRT a prude …1940s US teen sl.
– MONA LIZARD a prude …1940s US teen sl.
– MR. CLEAN an obsessively neat and prudish man …1960s US sl.
– PRUNE a prudish, scholarly person … c1900 Amer. sl. 
– WOWSER a prude who publicly complains about the supposed deleterious effects of other people’s behaviour on society; a moral crusader …1900 Aust. sl.
 
PRUDENCE – nouns
– ADVICE † forethought, prudence, wisdom …1375
– ADVISIVENESS †* thoughtfulness, prudence, discretion …1436
– CANNINESS sagacity, skilfulness, prudence, cautiousness; gentleness, quietness …a1662 Sc.
 
PRUDENT – adjectives
– ADVISIVE †* observant, prudent …1436
– BEST-CONSULTED † most prudent or best-advised …a1659
– CANNY knowing, sagacious, judicious, prudent; wary, cautious …1637 Sc.
– CAUTELOUS † cautious, wary, heedful, prudent …1574 obs. or arch.
– FAR-KENNING knowing, prudent, far-seeing …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAR-LEUKIT far-seeing, penetrating, prudent …1787 Sc.
– FAR-SEEN far-seeing, penetrating, prudent …1785 Sc.
– HEARTED † sagacious, wise, prudent …1388
– HEARTY †* possessed of understanding; wise, prudent, sagacious …1382
– HOFUL † careful, wary, prudent …1565
– OLD-FARRAND knowing, prudent, wise; of children, precocious, grave beyond their years …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRANT knowing, prudent, wise; of children, precocious, grave beyond their years …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRANTLY knowing, prudent, wise; of children, precocious, grave beyond their years …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OLD-FARRENDLY knowing, prudent, wise; of children, precocious, grave beyond their years …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SICKER prudent, careful, esp. with regard to money matters; wary, cautious …c1662 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– VERTIE † careful, cautious, prudent; industrious, wide-awake, eager; attentive to business …1804 Sc.
– WARE † prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– WARE AND WISE † prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– WARELY † of a person, his actions, etc.: cautious, circumspect, prudent …a900
– YEPE † prudent, wise, sagacious, shrewd, astute …c1000
 
PRUDENTLY – adverbs
– ADVISEDLY † with prudence; wisely, prudently, judiciously …c1386
– CANNILY sagaciously, skilfully, prudently; cautiously, slyly; gently, softly; comfortably …1636 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WARELY † watchfully, cautiously, circumspectly; prudently …c897
 
PRUDERY – nouns
– PRIMOSITY † a state of primness, prudery …a1839 humorous nonce word
 
PRUDISH – adjectives
– MEEDISH of a man: effeminate; of a woman: prudish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIM prim, demure; affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIMSEY prim, prudish …1880 Eng. dial.
– NICE-NELLIE prudish, puritanical …1950s US sl.
– NICE-NELLY prudish, puritanical …1950s US sl.
– PUDIBUND * modest, bashful, prudish …1656
– WOWSERISH like a ‘wowser’; prudish, very puritanical  …1906 Aust. sl.
– WOWSERISTIC prudish, puritanical …1907 Aust. sl.
– WOWSERY like a ‘wowser’; prudish; very puritanical …c1925 Aust. sl.
prudish – person 
– MR. CLEAN an obsessively neat and prudish man …1960s US sl.
– PRUNE a prudish, scholarly person … c1900 Amer. sl.
– WOWSER an excessively puritanical or prudish person …1900 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
PRUDISHLY – adverbs
– MIMLIE primly, prudishly …Bk1905 Sc.
 
PRUDISHNESS – nouns
– MIMNESS prudishness, primness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NICE-NELLYISM prudishness, excessive gentility, puritanical behaviour or attitudes …1930s US sl.
– WOWSERISM prudishness; the characteristic behaviour of a ‘wowser’ …1904 Aust. sl.
 
PRUNE (fruit) – nouns
– ANCHOR BRAND STRAWBERRY among loggers: a prune …1969 Amer. dial.
– ANCHOR STRAWBERRY a prune …1960 US nautical sl.
– ARMY STRAWBERRIES prunes …World War II Amer. sl.
– CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES prunes …World War II Amer. sl.
– C.P.R. STRAWBERRIES prunes (Canadian Pacific Railways) …c1918 Can. railwaymen’s usage
– LOGANBERRY a prune …1928 US Army sl.
– LOG BERRY a prune …1941 Amer. dial.
– LOGGING BERRY a prune …1956 Amer. dial.
– NATIVE SON a prune …1918 Amer. Army sl.
– NIGGERHEAD (derogatory) a prune …E20 US sl.
– RAISIN WITH THE MUMPS among loggers: a prune …1972 Amer. dial.
– RANGOON a prune …1960s rhyming sl.
– STRAWBERRIES prunes …Amer. World War I sl.
 
PRUNE (trim) – nouns
– ABNODATION † the act of cutting away knots from trees; a gardening term …1678
prune (trim) – verbs 
– ABNODATE † to prune trees, etc. …1721
– CASTRATE † in gardening: to prune, to remove superfluous suckers from …1658
– JAG to trim up the small branches of a tree or hedge …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– ORDAIN of trees: to prune …1875 Eng. dial.
– PAMPINATE † to prune or trim a vine …1745
– PAMPINE † to prune or trim a vine …c1420
– PARE to prune or trim …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SLENCH to prune a hedge; to cut one side of it only …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TAME to begin to cut; to cut; to prune …1873 Eng. dial.
 
PRUNING – nouns
– PAMPINATION †* the pruning or trimming of vines …1398
 
PRY, PRYING – adjectives
– EMISSITIOUS †* prying, inquisitive, narrowly examining …1620
– INQUISITORIOUS †* like an inquisitor; offensively or impertinently inquiring or prying; making strict inquiry; inquisitive …1641
– NEWSY of a person: news-loving; inquisitive, prying, nosy, gossipy …1899 Amer. dial.
– NOSY ENOUGH TO WANT TO KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF A CHOOK’S BUM said of a prying person; excessively inquisitive or nosy …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– PIKEY nosy, prying, inquisitive …1959 Amer. dial.
– POKE-NOSE intrusively inquisitive, prying, curious …1862 Amer. sl.
– POKE-NOSED intrusively inquisitive, prying, curious …1942 Amer. sl.
– QUEERIN prying, inquisitive …1933 Sc.
– QUIZZICAL inquisitive, prying …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOOTING † peeping, prying, spying …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
pry, prying – nouns
– DARKING † eavesdropping, prying …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– SCRINGE a prying, an eager search; a thorough rummage; a gleaning …Bk1904 Sc.
pry, prying – person
– EARWIG † an ear whisperer; a servile flatterer; a parasite; a prying, insinuating informer or talebearer; a malicious gossip …1633
– GIRAFFE an inquisitive or prying person …1933 US sl.
– KEEKER one who watches or pries; a surreptitious observer of others; a peeping Tom …1892 Sc.
– NANNY-FODGER a meddlesome, prying person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NANNY-FUDGER a meddlesome, prying person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NOS(E)Y PARKER a person who continually pries; a meddler …sl.
– NUNNY-FUDGER a meddlesome, prying person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PIKE a nosy, snoopy, or inquisitive person, a prying person …1959 Amer. dial.
– POKE-NOSE a prying, snoopy, or inquisitive person; a meddler …1915 Amer. dial.
– QUIZ a prying, inquisitive person …1885 Eng. dial.
– SCRINGER a person who pries about, looking out for trifles …Bk1904 Sc.
– SPANIEL one who pries into or searches out something …1562 
– STICKYBEAK a person who pries into the affairs of others; a nosy or inquisitive person …1917 Aust. & NZ colloq.
pry, prying – verbs
– DARK to listen privily and insidiously; to pry into …1781 Eng. dial.
– HAVE A STICKY to pry, to be nosy …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– HAVE A STICKYBEAK to pry, to be nosy …1921 Aust. sl.
– MIPE to pry …1866 Eng. dial.  
– NEB to pry; to nose around, to be nosy or inquisitive …1928 Amer. dial.
– NEB ABOUT to pry; to nose around, to be nosy or inquisitive …1928 Amer. dial.
– NIB to pry, to meddle, to interfere …1942 Amer. dial.
– NIBSHIT to pry, to meddle, to interfere …1968 Amer. dial.
– PAUK, PAWK to search, to look about with outstretched neck, to pry …1893 Eng. dial.  
– PIKE to be nosy, to snoop, to pry …1959 Amer. dial.
– POKE ONE’S NOSE INTO SOMETHING to pry and meddle; to examine …1860s Amer. sl.
– POKE THE NEB INTO OTHER FOLK’S PORRIDGE to pry into other people’s affairs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUISET to question; to ask prying questions …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUISET ABOUT to pry about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUISITE to question; to ask prying questions …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIZ to interrogate, to cross-question; to ask inquisitive question; to make prying inquiries …1848 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– QUIZ OUT to pry; to try to find out …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIZZIT to question; to inquire into, to examine; to ask prying questions …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCRINGE to search carefully; to wander about turning over everything; to pry about; to glean …1898 Sc.
– SIFT to pry into, to make inquiry …1590
– SLENCH to hunt about privately with a view to stealing food, as a cat or dog; to pry about …1790 Eng. dial.
– SNOOP to pry, to interfere, to listen in …1920s sl., orig. US
– STICKYBEAK to pry, to snoop, to be nosy …1921 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– TEET to peep; to peep or pry in a sly, clandestine manner …1785 Sc.
– TOOT † to look inquisitively; to pry …1390 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– UNDERFEEL † to examine or pry into quietly or secretly …1600
 
PSEUDONYM – adjectives
– PSEUDONYMOUS bearing or writing under a false or fictitious name; using a pseudonym; bearing the name of someone other than the real author …1706
 
PSYCHEDELIC – adjectives
– ACIDY psychedelic …1998 Brit. sl.
psychedelic – verbs
– ACID TEST to create or enhance an atmosphere suggestive of hallucinations induced by LSD in (a room); to make psychedelic …1970 Amer. sl.
 
PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTION  – see INSANE ASYLUM
 
PSYCHIATRIST – person
– BUG DOCTOR a psychiatrist or psychologist …1936 Amer. dial.
– COUCH-DOCTOR a psychiatrist; a psychoanalyst …Bk2006 US sl.
– COUCH-TURKEY a psychiatrist; a psychoanalyst …Bk2006 US sl.
– DOME-DOCTOR a psychologist or psychiatrist …Bk2006 US sl.
– FREUD SQUAD psychiatrists …2003 UK doctors’ sl.
– GURU a psychiatrist …1960s Amer. sl.
– HEADPEEPER any psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, etc. …1950s US medical sl.
– LOONY-DOCTOR a psychiatrist …1925 sl.
– NUT DOCTOR a psychiatrist …1940 sl.
– NUTPICK a psychiatrist …1918 Amer. sl., esp. military
– NUTPICKER a psychiatrist …1919 Amer. sl., esp. military
– NUT SHARP a psychiatrist …1924 Amer. sl.
– SHRINK a psychiatrist …1966 sl.
– SHRINKER a psychiatrist …1967 sl.
– SICKEY ACKEY a psychiatrist …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TRICK CYCLIST a psychiatrist …1930 sl.
– WIG-PICKER a psychiatrist …1961 US sl.
– WITCH-DOCTOR a psychiatrist …1966 services’ sl.
 
PSYCHOANALYST – person
– COUCH-DOCTOR a psychiatrist; a psychoanalyst …Bk2006 US sl.
– COUCH-TURKEY a psychiatrist; a psychoanalyst …Bk2006 US sl.
– TALK DOCTOR a psychoanalyst, a psychotherapist …1990s US sl.
 
PSYCHOANALYZE – verbs
– PSYCH to psychoanalyze …1917 sl.
 
PSYCHOLOGIST – person
– BUG DOCTOR a psychiatrist or psychologist …1936 Amer. dial.
– DOME-DOCTOR a psychologist or psychiatrist …Bk2006 US sl.
 
PSYCHOLOGY – nouns
– BUG TEST a psychological fitness test …1992 US sl.
– PSYCHOBABBLE the jargon of psychology, esp. as used and popularized in various types of psychotherapy …colloq.
psychology – person
– LAB HOUND a person who enjoys being the subject of psychology experiments …1970 Amer. sl.
 
PSYCHOPATH – person
– WRONG NUMBER a psychopath; a dangerous person …1920s US sl. 
 
PSYCHOTHERAPIST – person
– HEADPEEPER any psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, etc. …1950s US medical sl.
– SHRINK a psychoanalyst or psychotherapist …20C US colloq.
 
PSYCHOTIC – person
– MINDFUCK a psychotic person …1977 US sl.
– RADGE a psychotic person; a madman …1995 sl.
– RADGEHEAD a psychotic person …1990s sl.
– RADGY a psychotic person …1990s sl.
psychotic – verbs
– BUG OUT to become psychotic …1950s Amer. sl.
– WIG OUT to become psychotic …1950s Amer. sl.
 
PUB – see DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT
 
PUBERTY – adjectives
– UNDERGROWN † showing signs of puberty …1601
puberty – verbs
– SMELL ONE’S PISS to reach puberty, to be aware of or feel the emotional effects of one’s sexual maturity …1934 Amer. dial.
 
PUBIC HAIR – see GENITALS
 
PUBLIC – adjectives
– OPENLY † open to sight, manifest, public …c1050
– UNBEWRAYED not made public …1605
public – person 
– BILLY (BUNTER) a member of the public, a customer …2000 UK rhyming sl. for ‘punter’ 
– JOHN Q. PUBLIC a member of the general public …N. Amer. colloq.
public – verbs 
– IMPUBLIC †* to make public; to publish …1628
– TAKE IT TO THE STREET to take a private conflict or issue into the public arena …20C US sl.
– VENTILATE * to publish abroad; to make public …1530
 
PUBLICAN (also see DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT, PEOPLE) – person
– ABRAHAM GRAINS a publican brewing his own beer …L19 sl.
– ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE † a publican; a tapster, an innkeeper; from the colour of his apron …c1425
– ALE-DRAPER † an innkeeper or publican …1747 Eng. dial.
– ALE SPINNER a brewer or publican …Bk1890 sl.
– ALE-WEEAN a female publican …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEGGAR-MAKER a publican …1790 Eng. dial.
– GAME PUBLICAN a publican dealing in stolen goods or winking at his customers’ offences …c1830 sl.
– GLUCOSE-SLINGER a publican …1885 Aust. sl.
– KNIGHT OF THE SPIGOT a publican, a tapster …1821 sl.
– NICK AND FROTH a publican …a1625 sl.
– NICK-POT a publican …17C sl.
– TAP-LASH † a term of a contempt for a publican …c1648
– WALLOP-MERCHANT a publican …1905 Aust. sl.
– YAL-WEEAN a female publican …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
– YAL-WIFE the female publican …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
 
PUBLICATION – nouns
– EDITION † the act of putting forth, or making public; publication …1551
– HALF-A-CROWNER any publication costing two shillings and sixpence …L19 sl.
– HALF-CROWNER any publication costing two shillings and sixpence …L19 sl.
– HEBDOMADAL a periodical appearing once a week, a ‘weekly’ …1835
 
PUBLIC CRIER – person
– CALL to announce, to publish; to have cried by the public crier …1808 Eng. dial.
 
PUBLIC HOUSE – see DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT
 
PUBLICITY – nouns
– BALLYHOO a ‘barker’s’ speech; publicity in advance of a project; hence, blarney …1914 US
– DAIRY exposure, publicity …1910s sl.
– FLACK, FLAK publicity; hype …Bk2006 US sl.
– RAZZAMATAZZ noisy, showy publicity or display …1958 sl.
– RAZZMATAZZ noisy, showy publicity or display …19C sl.
publicity – person
– FLACK a publicity agent …1939 sl., orig. US
– P.A. a press agent – a publicity agent …1920s 
publicity – verbs 
– FLY THE KITE to seek publicity …1890s society sl.
 
PUBLICLY – adverbs
– OPENLY † by people generally, commonly, publicly …1154
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS – nouns
– PROMO public relations; promotional item(s); in the music business: an advance copy of an unreleased tune sent to an influential DJ …1966 US sl.
public relations – person 
– FLACK, FLAK a public relations person …Bk1998 sl.
 
PUBLIC SERVICE – nouns
– SINKING LID the policy of reducing public service staff numbers by not replacing deceased or departing workers; sometimes also applied to those of other institutions in the interests of cutting costs …1984 NZ sl.
 
PUBLISH – verbs
– CALL to announce, to publish; to have cried by the public crier …1808 Eng. dial.
– DEFAME † to publish, to spread abroad, to proclaim …1382
– EDITION †* to make an edition of; to issue, to publish …1716
– IMPUBLIC †* to make public; to publish …1628
 
PUBLISHER – person
– BARABBAS a publisher …Bk1891 journalists’ usage
– EDITOR † the publisher of a book …1649
– MR. QUARTO a bookseller; a publisher …M18 colloq.
– QUARTO a bookseller; a publisher …M18 colloq.
– VANITY PUBLISHER one who publishes book and makes a living by the fees he charges authors to have their books published rather than relying on sales of the books …Bk1992 media usage 
 
PUBLISHING – nouns
– PAGE BIZ the publishing business …2002 US sl.
 


PUCKER, PUCKERED – ADJECTIVES
– puckered, wrinkled SHROCKLED 1790 Eng. dial.

PUCKER etc. – VERBS 
– GOFFER to pucker …B1900 Sc.
– REEVE to draw into wrinkles; to pucker; to twist round; to shrivel up; to roll up the sleeves …1821 Eng. dial.
– WIZZLE to shrivel or dry up, to become wrinkled; to pucker …1834 Amer. dial.
– WRIMPLE to pucker the face …1657 obs. rare


PUDDING – NOUNS
– BOLLY pudding, esp. if boiled …c1860 Brit. school sl. obs.
– DEAD MAN’S ARM a steamed roll pudding …1985 NZ sl.
– FROG-SPAWN applied disparagingly by children to tapioca or sago pudding …1959 Brit. sl.
– LOBLOLLY a soft or gelatinous food; jelly; pudding …1902 Amer. dial.
– PUD pudding, both savoury and sweet …1914 sl.


PUDDLE – NOUNS
– DIB a puddle, a small pool of water …1813 Sc.
– DIKE a pool of water, a puddle; a pond …1788 Eng. dial.
– KAIR a mire, a puddle …1808 Sc. obs.
– LAKE a small pool or puddle; a pond formed by damming up a stream …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PASH a soft, decayed, rotten, or pulpy mass; a state of mud and slush; a puddle …1856 Eng. dial.
– SUMP a small body of water, a puddle, a dirty pool …c1425 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


PUERTO RICO – NOUNS
DAGO CENTER the Italian, Mexican, or Puerto Rican area of a town or city …1920s US sl., derogatory
– DAGO TOWN the Italian, Mexican, or Puerto Rican area of a town or city …1920s US sl., derogatory

PUERTO RICO – NOUNS, PERSON
– BATO any Mexican, Puerto Rican, or other Latin person …1971 US Black sl.
– BORINKI a Puerto Rican …1961 Hawaii
– CHICO a Puerto Rican, also as a term of address …1960s US sl.
– DAGO a person of Hispanic birth or descent; a Mexican or Puerto Rican …1823 Amer. sl., derogatory
– PANCHO a Puerto Rican …1960s US sl.
– PAPI a Black person or a Puerto Rican …2000s US Black sl.
– PARAKEET a nickname for a Puerto Rican …1962 US sl., derogatory
– PORK CHOP a Puerto Rican …1976 Amer. dial.
– P.R. a Puerto Rican …M20 US sl.
– RICAN a Puerto Rican; a person of Puerto Rican descent …1968 Amer. dial.
– TAMALE a Puerto Rican …1956 US sl., derogatory


PUFF, PUFFING – ADJECTIVES
– puffing, panting BLASTIE Bk1911 Sc.

PUFF etc. – NOUNS
– a puff; a breath of air, smoke, etc. FAFF Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a puff REESE Bk1904 Sc.

PUFF etc. – VERBS
– to puff; to blow in sudden gusts; to move gently, to fluctuate FAFF 1788 Eng. dial.
– to puff; to smoke QUIFF Bk1905 Eng. dial.


PUFFBALL – NOUNS
– BLINDMAN’S BALL the common puffball …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLINDMAN’S-BELLOWS the common puffball …Bk1911 Sc.
– DEVIL’S DUST a puffball or its spores …1967 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL SNUFF a puffball or its powdery spores …1938 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S SNUFF a puffball or its powdery spores …c1955 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S-SNUFFBOX a puffball …1884 Amer. dial.
– EARTH-PUFF a puffball …1585 obs.
– FUZZ a puffball …1601 obs.
– FUZZ-BALL the puffball …1597
– INDIAN SNUFFBOX a puffball …1967 Amer. dial.
– MARE’S EGG a puffball …1973 Amer. dial.
– NIGGER’S PIPE a puffball …1969 Amer. dial., derogatory
– OLD-MAN’S-SNUFFBOX a puffball …1931 Amer. dial.
– PUCKFIST the puffball, Lycoperdon Bovista …1601
– SATAN’S SNUFF-BOX the puffball, Lycoperdon Bovista …1854 Eng. dial.
– SMOKE BALL a puffball …1907 Amer. dial.
– SMUT BALL a puffball …1900 Amer. dial.
– TICE-FOOLS puffballs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


PUFFED OUT, PUFFED UP, PUFF OUT, PUFF UP – ADJECTIVES
– BELLIED made large and full, rounded; bulging; blown or puffed out …a1593
– PAPPY of persons: conceited, stiff with self-esteem, stuck-up, officious, pompous, puffed up with pride; presumptuous …1881 Sc.
– PASTY swollen, puffed; flabby …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANK † excessively great or large; esp. swollen, puffed up, grossly fat, too highly fed …c1330 
 
PUFFED OUT etc. – VERBS
– ABLOW † to puff up, to swell …c1000
– EFFLATE †* to puff out …1634
– GUMFIATE to puff up, to cause to swell …1821
– QUAFF to puff up; to fill out …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TO-BLOW † to distend with wind, to inflate, to puff up …c1000


PUFFIN – NOUNS
– the puffin BOUGER; BOWGER Bk1911 Sc.
– the puffin, Fratercula arctica TOM-NODDY 1702 Eng. dial.


PUFFY – ADJECTIVES
– of the ankles and legs: puffy, swollen, as if charged with lumps of gum GUMMY 1740


PUGNACIOUS – ADJECTIVES
– BAD of persons: very tough; pugnacious; formidable; hence, formidably skilled …1855 Amer. sl., esp. African-American
– BATTAILOUS fond of fighting; ready or eager for battle; warlike, bellicose, pugnacious …c1380 arch.
– FIGHTY inclined or eager to fight; easily angered, bad-tempered; pugnacious …1927 Amer. dial.
– MILLY aggressive, pugnacious …1990s US Black sl.
– SERVIGROUS headstrong, strong-willed, obstinate, pugnacious …1909 Amer. dial.
– TEETHY ill-tempered, peevish, cross; crabbed; pugnacious …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.

PUGNACIOUS – NOUNS, PERSON
– HARD-ARSE; HARD-ASS a tough, unyielding, severe person; a severe and often pugnacious person …1940s US sl.
– HARD-BOILED EGG a severe and pugnacious person …1880s US sl.
– KEMPIE; KEMPY a bold or pugnacious person; an energetic, lively child …1822 Sc.
– TERRIER a man of bad temper and character; a pugnacious fellow …1822 Sc. & Eng. dial.