Reverse Dictionary: ROP – RT


ROPE – ADJECTIVES
– FUNICULAR operated by means of a rope or cable …1764
– FUNIPENDULOUS hanging from a rope or string …1706 obs.
– FUNIPOTENT that plays tricks with ropes …1880 obs.
– SLACK-TWISTED of a rope; not tightly twisted …1794
 
ROPE – NOUNS
– BAND rope …1849 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BUNCH OF BASTARDS a hopelessly tangled jumble of rope …c1946 Royal Navy sl.
– BUNDLE OF BASTARDS a hopelessly tangled jumble of rope …c1946 Royal Navy sl.
– BUTT-END of ropes: the end of, or a part near the end of …E18
– CATGUT a rawhide rope …1961 Amer. dial.
– DAMP the end of a line or rope …Bk1900 Sc.
– FAG the fringe at the end of a rope …1775
– FAG-END of a rope: an untwisted end …1775
– FAIK a strand of rope …1907 Sc.
– FAKE the strand of a rope …Bk1900 Sc.
– FANG a coil or bend of a rope …1802 Sc.
– FANK a coil of rope; a noose …1825 Sc.
– FAULD a strand of rope ..1908 Sc.
– JEFF a rope …1854 circus sl.
– OCKER a stretchable rope with hooks on either end used for securing luggage to roof-racks, etc. …Aust. sl.
– OCKIE STRAP a stretchable rope with hooks on either end used for securing luggage to roof-racks, etc. …Aust. sl.
– SALT EEL a rope’s end, used for flogging …E17 sl.
– SUGGAN a straw rope …1722 Anglo-Irish
 
ROPE – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAND-MAKER a twine-spinner or rope-maker …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
 
ROPE – VERBS
– FANK to coil a rope, to twist, to knot; to entangle the feet, to impede …1660 Sc.
– FEAZE to unravel a rope, etc.; of a rope or thread: to unravel at the end …1568 obs. exc. nautical usage
– SWING A CATGUT. to use a rope …1933 Amer. dial.
– UNREAVE of a rope, yarn, etc.: to unravel, to unwind …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
ROPE-WALKER, ROPE-WALKING – ADJECTIVES
– WALKING rope-walking …1730 obs.
 
ROPE-WALKER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– WALKER ON ROPES a rope-walker, a funambulist …1545 obs.
 
ROSEMARY – NOUNS
– ROSMARINE rosemary …a1300 obs.
 
ROSY-COLOURED – ADJECTIVES
– BEPURFURATE purpled, rosy-tinged, rosy-coloured …1584
 
ROT, ROTTED – ADJECTIVES
– JUZZLED rotted away …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
ROT etc. – VERBS
– FUNK to rot, to spoil, to become mouldy …1829 obs. rare
– PALL to decay, to waste away, to rot …c1475 obs. rare
– RAIT to cause to rot or to injure by exposure …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TO-ROT to rot utterly …1382 obs.
– WROX to decay or rot …1649 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
ROTATE, ROTATING – NOUNS
– TIRL a twirl, a whirl; a fall over and over; the act of rotating …1825 Sc.
 
ROTATE etc. – VERBS
– GYRATE to move in a circle or spiral; to revolve; to rotate, to whirl …1830
– TIRL to turn; to cause to rotate or revolve; to twirl, to spin; to turn over and over; to move by rolling …1543 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WALLOW of a round object (stone, wheel): to roll along the ground; to move, be revolving or rotating …c888 obs.
 
ROTTEN, ROTTENNESS – ADJECTIVES
– AMPERY of things, as cheese: rotten, beginning to decay …1790 Eng. dial.
– ASS-HOLE bad, rotten …20C US
– DADDOCKY decayed, rotten …1852 Eng. dial.
– DARRICKY rotten, decayed …1851 Eng. dial.
– DICKY of vegetable matter: rotten, decayed …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FRACID more then ripe, rotten from over-ripeness, hoary and putrefied …1655 obs.
– FULL-FLAVOURED really rotten; obscene …sl.
– JOHNNY COTTON rotten …20C rhyming sl.
– MARCID withered, wasted, decayed, rotten …1656 obs.
– MARCIDIOUS rotten, decayed, withered; feeble, weak, exhausted …1656 obs. rare
– MUSH rotten …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– NEEDLE AND COTTON rotten …20C rhyming sl.
– OFF LIKE A BUCKET OF PRAWNS extremely rotten; stinking …Aust. sl.
– OFF LIKE A BUCKET OF PRAWNS IN THE HOT SUN stinking, rotten …1960s Aust. sl.
– OFF LIKE A BUCKET OF PRAWNS IN THE MIDDAY SUN extremely rotten; stinking …Aust. sl.
– OLD musty, rotten; fetid …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PUTREDINOUS characterized by putrefaction; having an offensive smell; stinking; rotten …1641 obs.
– RAIT rotten …1851 Eng. dial.
– RIXY of wood: rickety, rotten …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
ROTTEN etc. – NOUNS
– DADDOCK rotten wood; a rotten log …1845 Amer. dial.
– MARCIDITY a wasted or withered condition; leanness, the want of flesh; rottenness …1658 obs. rare
– MINGLETY-PUR a mass of corruption and rottenness …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
 
ROTTEN etc. – VERBS
– DAISE to wither; to become rotten or spoiled from keeping, dampness, etc. …1825 Sc.
– GO TO DADDOCKS to be utterly rotten, to go to pieces …1887 Eng. dial.
– ROTY to make rotten …1387 obs.
 
ROUGH, ROUGHLY, ROUGHNESS – ADJECTIVES
– ASPER;  ASPRE rough, rugged …a1492 obs.
– BANGSTER rough, violent …19C Sc.
– BEARISH rough, rude, and uncouth. growling, surly …1744
– BENSILING of persons: rough, awkward, overbearing …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BOISTOUS of persons etc.: rough, rude; untaught, rustic; coarse, unpolished …c1300 obs.
 BOISTOUS full of rude strength and fierce vigour; rough, fierce, savage; powerful, violent in action …c1325 obs.
– BORREL rough, rude, clownish …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRASH hard, harsh, rough …1868 US
– BRONCHO wild, mean, rough …1866 Amer. dial.
– BRONCO wild, mean, rough …1866 Amer. dial.
– BRUFF rough and blunt in manner …1899 Amer. dial.
– BULLWHACKING full of rough activity …1941 Amer. dial.
– CABBA-CABBA rough, vulgar, badly dressed …1990s W. Indies
– CHURLY churlish, stubborn, surly, rough, rude, violent …1620 rare
– DASHY rough and indistinct …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DERF of things: hard, rough …1804 Sc.
– EARTHLY rough, austere …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAGARIAN oafish, uncouth, rough …1940s W. Indies sl.
– HAGER ugly, deformed, rough …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAGGLIE rough, unevenly cut …1825 Sc.
– HAGGLY rough, unevenly cut …Bk1905 Sc.
– HAIRY crude, clumsy, rough, erratic; frightening, hair-raising …1848
– HALLOCKING teasing, bullying; boisterous, rough, rude …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARD CUT rough, tough, hard-living …1962 Can. sl.
– HASK rough and hard to the touch or taste, esp. from the absence of moisture; coarse and dry …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HASK rough to the touch; stiff, unyielding; brittle and difficult to work …1788 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HASKY harsh, rough, coarse, unyielding …1848 Eng. dial.
– HEATHER-AND-DUB rough, as the voice …1883 Sc.  
– HETERHETTER rough; fierce, violent, cruel; severe; keen, eager …a1400-50 obs.
– HOMMOCKY rough, uneven …B1900 Eng. dial.
– IMPOLITE wanting polish or refinement; unpolished, rude, rough …1612 obs.
– IMPOLITED wanting polish or refinement; unpolished, rude, rough …1597 obs.
– IRON-SIDED hardy, rough, unmanageable; impudent, defiant …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KICK-ASS rough, aggressive, powerful …1977 US sl.
– LUNGEOUS of persons: cruel, vindictive, rough-mannered, violent …1787 Eng. dial. 
– MICKEY DUFF;  MICKY DUFF rough, unwell …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– RABBISH unruly, turbulent; inconsiderate, rash; rough or precipitate in action …1387 obs.
– RACKLE hasty, rash, reckless, impetuous, headstrong; rough or coarse in action; violent …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– RAGABASH rough, uncouth, beggarly; good-for-nothing …1818 Sc.
– RAGAMUFF rough, beggarly, good-for-nothing, disorderly …1591 obs. rare
– RAGGED AS A MILE-IRON very rough and ragged …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAGGEDY ragged, rough, dishevelled …1890 US sl.
– RAGGLISH rough, boisterous …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAGLISH rough, boisterous …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAG-ROWSTERING rough games, romps, rustic play …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAG-ROWTERING rough games, romps, rustic play …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAG TOUSILY rough, dishevelled …1950 Sc.
– RAMBASKIOUS uncouth, unpolished, rough and boisterous in manner …1825 Sc.
– RAMBASKISH uncouth, unpolished, rough and boisterous in manner …1825 Sc.
– RAMBUSTEOUS uncouth, unpolished, rough, rude, and boisterous in manner …1825 Sc.
– RAMMELSOME rough, troublesome …1864 Sc.
– RAMSHACKLE of persons: unkempt, untidy, rough …1882 Sc.
– RAMSTAGEOUS rough, coarse, uncouth …1811 Sc.
– RAMSTAMPHISH rough, blunt, unrefined; unceremonious; forward and noisy …1818 Sc.
– RAMSTOUGAR rough, with the implication of strength …1825 Sc.
– RAMSTOUGAR rough in manner, boisterous, riotous, disorderly; quarrelsome …1864 Sc.
– RAMSTOUGEROUS rough in manner, boisterous, riotous, disorderly; quarrelsome …1864 Sc.
– RAMSTUGEROUS rough in manner, boisterous, riotous, disorderly; quarrelsome …1864 Sc.
– RAMSTUGIOUS violent and reckless in behaviour; rough and strong, coarse, uncouth; rambunctious, outrageous, quarrelsome, passionate …1811 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– RANGING rough, unruly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANISH rash, giddy, rough; furious, violent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANNISH rash, giddy, rough; furious, violent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANTIPOLE wild, disorderly, rakish, noisy, rough …1700 rare
– RANTIPOW wild, noisy, rough …1800 Eng. dial.
– RAPLOCH coarse, rough, homely …1724 Sc.
– RASH rough, awkward in handling …1874 Eng. dial.
– REECHNIE rough in appearance or manner …Bk1904 Sc.
– REE-RAW rough, riotous, noisy; untidy; confused …1842
– RENNISH rash, giddy, rough; furious, violent …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ROID stout, strong; violent, rough …a1400 obs exc. Eng. dial.
– ROUGH-HEWN of rough or coarse manners; rude, ill-mannered, uncultivated, unpolished; blunt, rugged; also, rough-natured, cruel …1600 obs.
– RUDAS of women: rude, unmannerly, rough, coarse; haggard, old …a1802 Sc.
– RUFFY-TUFFY dishevelled; disordered, rough …a1821 nonce word
– RUFTY-TUFTY rude, rough; boisterous; impudent …1606 obs.
– RUMBUSTIOUS careless of the comfort of others; noisy, boisterous, turbulent, unruly, rough, uproarious …1778 colloq.
– RUVID rough, rugged …1837 rare
– SALEBROUS rough, rugged …1633
– SCAMMISH rough, awkward, untidy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAG prickly, rough …1876 Eng. dial.
– STRINGY-BARK rough, uncultured; hence mean, ne’er-do-well …1833 Aust. sl.
– TARF coarse, harsh, acrid; rough in manner …1880 Sc.
– TARTAR rough and violent, savage, cruel …1809
– TATTERED AS A FOAL of a person: ragged; also, rough, shaggy …c1340 obs.
– TATTY tangled, matted, rough, unkempt, shaggy, ragged; untidy and in poor condition …1817 Sc. & Eng. dial. & colloq.
– THRUM blunt, sullen, sour of aspect; rough, bearish …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– TICKY untidy, rough, shabby, unpolished, messy …1886 Amer. dial.
– UMBERSORROW rough, rude, uncultivated; of a rugged or surly disposition …1808 Sc. obs.
– UNFEEL uncomfortable, unpleasant; coarse, rough …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– UNHEWN rough, unpolished …1659
– UNKIND rough, crooked …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VORLUS SNORLUS blustering, rough …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YEDDEREN of a person: rough and ready …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
ROUGH etc. – ADVERBS
– BY THE HEAD AND EARS roughly, violently, as one drags a beast …1590
– RASH roughly, awkwardly …1875 Eng. dial.
– WITH THE BARK ON in a rough or unpolished form …1872 US
 
ROUGH etc. – NOUNS
– BEAR-PLAY rough tumultuous behaviour …1883
– CAVORTION rough behaviour, rude manners …1908 Amer. dial.
– FASCH;  FASH a roughness upon anything; an uneven surface or edge …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAULLY rough handling …1792 Sc. obs.
– SALEBROSITY a rough or uneven place …1775 Sc. obs.
– SALEBROUSNESS ruggedness, roughness …1727 obs.
– SHAG roughness, brutality of manner …1785
– SKY-LARKING any kind of rough play …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– TAISLE a buffeting or knocking about, rough handling, a severe brush or tussle …1808 Sc.
– TASSLE a buffeting or knocking about, rough handling, a severe brush or tussle …1808 Sc.
– TEAZLE a buffeting or knocking about, rough handling, a severe brush or tussle …1808 Sc.
– VANDEMONIANISM rough or unmannerly behaviour; rowdyism …1863
 
ROUGH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– AMARUGIAN;  AMERUGIAN a crude, unruly person; a member of a rough party of fun-makers; orig. applied to residents of Fulton Co., Illinois …1856 Amer. dial.
– ANAROOGIAN;  ANNARUGIAN an ‘Amarugian’ …1856 Amer. dial.
– AUBUCK a clumsy fellow, a lout; a country bumpkin; a noisy, rough, turbulent young man …1807 Eng. dial.
– BAGGAGE SMASHER a coarse, rough, brutal person …1851 Amer. sl. obs.
– BALLION a rough, careless fellow …1924 Sc.
– BALLY-RANDY a rough, turbulent person …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BANGISTER a burly, rough, violent fellow; a bully; a braggart …c1570 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BANGSTER a rough, violent fellow; a bully, a braggart, a blustering fellow; a ruffian; a thug …c1570 obs. exc. Sc.
– BASHER a rough; a thug … …1810 police & criminals’ sl.
– BEAR a rough, unmannerly, or uncouth person …1751
– BESOM-HEAD a rough, careless girl …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BICKER a rough, stupid, and noisy person …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BIG STIFF a term of abuse; a fool; a rough, clumsy, stupid, or overbearing man; a mean, disagreeable or contemptible person; a disliked person; an uncouth, self-opinionated person …1896 sl., orig. US
– BITCH BOOBY a rough, unsophisticated country woman …1796 UK military sl.
– BLACKGUARD a person, esp. a man, who behaves in a dishonourable or contemptible way; someone worthless or despicable; a villain; a rough;  an open scoundrel; a term of the utmost opprobrium …1732
– BOY a rough or rowdy …1843
– CABBAGE-TREE MOB a class of layabouts or roughs, typified by the wearing of a ‘cabbage-tree hat’ (a hat made of woven cabbage-tree or cabbage-palm leaves) …c1850 Aust. sl.
– CABBAGITES same as “Cabbage-Tree Mob:  …c1850 Aust. sl.
– CADDIE a ragamuffin or rough fellow …1929 Sc.
– CLATTER-WALLOPS a rough girl …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CLUB-FIST a large clenched fist that can deal a heavy blow; hence, a rough, brutal fellow, a thug …1575 obs.
– GADGE a man regarded as coarse, uncouth, or rough …1993 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GANGREL a crabbed, ill-tempered, crusty old man, rough, and churlish …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GILLIEPEROUS a rough, ungainly person …1916 Sc.
– GLAID;  GLEID a greedy, selfish person; a person with a temper; a rough girl …1872 Eng. dial.
– GLOFFUS a rough, uncouth person of noisy, foolish, or light-headed behaviour, often referring to one of ugly or unprepossessing appearance …1866 Sc.
– GLOWBASON an ignorant, rough woman; a term of great contempt …B1900 Eng. dial.
– GLUFFIS;  GLUFFUS a rough, uncouth person of noisy, foolish, or light-headed behaviour, often referring to one of ugly or unprepossessing appearance …1866 Sc.
– GLUNE-AMIE;  GLUNIMIE a rough, unpolished, boorish-looking man …Bk1866 Sc.
– GLUNYIE-MAN a rough, unpolished, boorish-looking man …Bk1900 Sc.
– GURRIER orig., a Dublin street urchin; now usually: a rough, aggressive young man; a lout, a hooligan; also, a term of abuse …1936 Ireland colloq.
– HALLACKS a tall, lazy, ungainly fellow; a rough, uncouth person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALLOCK a tall, lazy, ungainly fellow; a rough, uncouth person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HARD CASE a rough and dangerous person …1836 US sl.
– HARDNOSE an angry, mean, or rude person; a tough man; an abusive offensively driving motorist …1958 Amer. dial.
– HASPERT a rough, uncultivated fellow …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HAWBUCK a clumsy fellow, a lout; a country bumpkin; a noisy, rough, turbulent young man …1805
– HAYSEED a rustic, a countrified person; an unsophisticated person; a rough, uncouth fellow …1834 Amer. sl.
– HESPERT a rough, uncultivated fellow …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HOBUCK;  HOE-BUCK a clumsy fellow, a lout; a country bumpkin; a noisy, rough, turbulent young man …1807 Eng. dial.
– HOON a lout; a rough; a crazy person …1938 Aust. sl.
– JADE a rough and contemptible girl or woman …1560 sl.
– KABA-KABA a low-class, worthless, rough person …20C W. Indies sl.
– KEELIE a low or vulgar boy; a street-loafer or rough; a ruffian …1863 Sc.
– KENSY a rough or rude fellow; an unmannerly person; a rustic  …c1500 Sc. obs. rare
– KENYIE a rough fellow …1809 Sc. obs.
– KENZIE a rough fellow …1809 Sc. obs.
– LAD-LASS a rough, romping girl; a tomboy …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAD-WENCH a rough, romping girl; a tomboy …1895 Eng. dial.
– LARRIKIN a street rowdy, usually juvenile; a rough, a wild fellow; a hoodlum or hooligan …1870 chiefly Aust.
– LARRIKINA a female larrikin …L19 sl., orig. US
– LARRIKINESS a female larrikin …1871 chiefly Aust.
– LARY a rough, a wild fellow …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– MOP-CAP a hasty-tongued person, a tartar, a rough and violent or irritable person …Bk1895 Eng. dial.
– MUG a rough or ugly person; a criminal …1865
– OLD HARRY a rough-looking, strange man …1903 Amer. dial.
– PALLION a big, gangling, raw-boned man or woman; a rough, ungainly or worthless type of person; a wretch, a scold …1920 Sc.
– PIG BOY a coarse, rough, or uneducated person …1735 obs.
– PULLION a big, gangling, raw-boned man or woman; a rough, ungainly or worthless type of person; a wretch, a scold …1920 Sc. 
– RAMGUNSHOCH a boorish, rude clown; a person with rough, crude manners …1825 Sc.
– RAMMEL a rough person …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAMSTUGGEN a rough-mannered person …1923 Sc.
– RATTIPELT a rough, noisy child …B1900 Eng. dial.
– REECHNIE a person of rough, ungainly appearance or manners …Bk1904 Sc.
– RIPSTICK a romping, boisterous child; a harum-scarum or rough person …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ROUGH SCRUFF a low, coarse, rough, or disreputable person; a ruffian …1814 orig. US
– ROUGH SKIN a roughneck, a thug; a member of a mid-19th century Baltimore gang supporting the American Party and renowned for its violent behaviour …1840 US
– RUFFINER a rough person, a ruffian; a sturdy, wayward character, savage when excited  …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RUGGY-DUGGY a rough, boisterous person …B1900 Sc.
– RUSKIE a strong person of rough manners …B1900 Sc.
– SAGAN a term of contempt for a person, generally implying surliness, uncouthness, or clumsiness in build or movements; a rough, boorish person …1904 Sc.
– SCALLY a young man who may range from a lovable rogue to a hooligan; a rough youth; a ne’er-do-well …1986 Brit. sl. 
– SCRUFF-HOUND a rough, tough person …1940s sl.
– SHELL-BARK a rough, rugged person …1941 Amer. dial.
– STREET-HOUND a rough, a bully, a loafer …1872 Amer. sl.
– TARGER a person of bad or eccentric character; a rough fellow; a mischievous person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TARTAR a savage person; a rough and violent or irritable person, an irascible person; an ill-natured, shrewish woman, a vixen, a termagant …1663
– TEARAN FELLOW a rough, hot-headed person who drives everything before him, regardless of danger and of consequences …Bk1895 N. Eng. dial.
– TIKE;  TYKE a rough, ill-mannered, churlish fellow; generally used as a term of reproach …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TORN-DOWN a rough, riotous person …1870 Eng. dial.
– TRAMSACH a big, tall, ungainly person; a rough, untidy person; a slattern …1866 Sc.
 
ROUGH etc. – VERBS
– BALLAWHANG to beat or handle roughly …1905 Amer. dial.
– BANG to beat violently, to knock about; to thrash, to strike with the fist or with a whip, to handle roughly …1604
– BULL-DOG to attack like a bull-dog; to assail or treat roughly …1842
– DEAL TO to treat roughly …1980s NZ sl.
– ELT to handle roughly, to injure anything, such as an animal, the nap of cloth, etc., by too much rough handling; to pull about …1866 Sc.
– HAIK to treat roughly, to drive hard …1842 Sc.
– HANCH to seize, to snatch; to take hold of rough; to handle roughly or unkindly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HORSE to flog, to whip; also, to treat roughly …1775 US sl.
– JERK ONE BALD-HEADED to manhandle; to treat roughly …1945 Amer. dial.
– KICK ASS to act roughly and aggressively; to be powerful or assertive …1977 US sl.
– MISGOOGLE to disfigure, to spoil, to mar; to handle roughly; to rumple …1742 Sc. 
– MISGRUGLE to disfigure, to spoil, to mar; to handle roughly; to rumple …1742 Sc. 
– MISGUGGLE to disfigure, to spoil, to mar; to handle roughly; to rumple …1742 Sc. 
– PLAY REX to handle roughly and terribly …1586 sl.
– PLAY THE BEAR to behave rudely and roughly …1579
– PULL ABOUT to treat roughly or without ceremony …19C colloq. & Eng. dial.
– RACKLE to act rashly or roughly …c1374 obs. rare
– RANNACK to be noisy and rough; to romp about wildly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAZOO to manhandle; to use roughly …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SNATCH ONE BALD-HEADED to manhandle; to treat roughly …1869 Amer. dial.
– SPIFLICATE to treat or handle roughly or severely; to beat severely …1785 humorous or colloq.
– TAFFLE to handle roughly, to ruffle, to rumple, to disarrange …1842 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TEASE to handle roughly; to tear; to toss about …1892 Sc.
– THUMB to use roughly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALLOW to handle roughly or inappropriately …1995 Amer. dial.
– WALLOW AROUND to handle roughly or inappropriately …1995 Amer. dial.
– WOOL to rumple, to tousle; to play roughly with …1864 Amer. sl.
 
ROULETTE – NOUNS
– DAMNATION ALLEY in roulette: the twelve-number column on the left of the layout …1979 US sl.
 
ROUND, ROUNDED, ROUNDISH – ADJECTIVES
– BALGH round, rounded …c1340 obs.
– BELLIED made large and full, rounded; bulging; blown or puffed out …a1593
– NATTY round …1870 Eng. dial.
– OBROTUND of a rounded form, but longer in one direction than in the other; somewhat round …1650
– OBROUND of a rounded form, but longer in one direction than in the other; somewhat round …1668 obs.
– ROTUNDANT circular, round …1861 rare
– ROUND AS A KAG quite round (kag = a keg or small cask) …1818 Eng. dial.
– SUBROTUND somewhat or almost rotund, roundish …1743
– SUBROTUNDATE somewhat or almost rotund, roundish …1847
– SUBROTUNDOUS approaching to roundness …1775
– SUBROUND roundish …c1789
– TISTY-TOSTY plump and comely; round like a ball …1888 Eng. dial.
 
ROUND etc. – NOUNS
– ROTUNDANT a round thing …1661 obs. rare
– RUNDLE a circle; a circular or annular form, appearance, or arrangement; a round …c1305 obs.
– SCONE anything round, flat, and soft, resembling a scone …1825 Sc.
– WAFER  a round spot …1853
 
ROUNDABOUT – ADJECTIVES
– BACKASSED pert. to a manner that is backward, awkward, or roundabout …Bk2006 US sl.
– CIRCUMAMBAGIOUS roundabout in speech, etc.; not keeping to the point …1834-43 rare
– RIGMAROLE roundabout, nonsensical …Bk1903 sl.
– SINUOUS intricate, complex; roundabout …1853
– UNGAIN not near at hand; indirect; roundabout; difficult of access; inconveniently situated; generally used of a direction or road …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
ROUNDABOUT – NOUNS
– ABOUT-SPEECH a roundabout phrase; circumlocution …1513 obs.
– BOUT-GATE a roundabout way; an underhand means; a deceitful course …Bk1911 Sc.
– CIRCUMBENDIBUS a roundabout or indirect way or method; a roundabout, long-winded story; circumlocution …1681
– DOUGHNUT a traffic roundabout …1981 UK sl.
 
ROUNDABOUT – VERBS
– CIRCUMBILIVAGINATE to speak in a roundabout way; to use circumlocution …a1693 obs.
– GO ALL AROUND THE ELEPHANT’S SNOUT  TO GET TO HIS TAIL to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO AROUND ONE’S ELBOW to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO AROUND ONE’S ELBOW TO GET TO HIS THUMB to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO AROUND ONE’S FINGERS TO GET TO HIS THUMB to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1914 Amer. dial.
– GO ROUND ONE’S FIST TO GET HIS THUMB to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1965 Amer. dial.
– GO ROUND THE DEVIL’S ELBOW to follow a roundabout course or course of action …1965 Amer. dial.
 
ROUND-SHOULDERED – see SHOULDER
 
ROUSE, ROUSING – ADJECTIVES
– WAKEFUL rousing one from sleep; awakening …1629 obs.
 
ROUSE etc. – NOUNS
– RAISING a rousing, an alarm …1820 Sc.
 
ROUSE etc. – VERBS
– ALACRIFY to make cheerful; to rouse to action; to excite …1864 rare
– CONCITATE to provoke, excite, rouse, stir up …1574 obs. rare
– DARE UP to wake or rouse up a person that is asleep or dying …1873 Eng. dial.
– EXCITATE to excite, to rouse, to stir up …1548 obs.
– RAFT to rouse, disturb, alarm …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAISE to rouse, to awaken …Bk1905 Sc.
– RALLY to rouse; to wake a person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REAR to rouse up, to disturb; also, to behave violently or excitedly …1876 Eng. dial.
– TAP UP to rouse, to cause to get  up by tapping at the door …1840
– UPSTIR to excite, to rouse; to thrown into confusion …1663 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WAKE SNAKES to rouse oneself; to look lively …1835
– WHIP to urge, to incite, to rouse; to restore to energy or vitality; to revive …1573
 
ROUTE – NOUNS
– GAINWAY a short or direct route to a house or place …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 
ROUTINE, ROUTINELY – ADJECTIVES
– OFF ONE’S BEAT drifting away from the subject in hand, out of one’s usual routine …1900s Aust. sl.
 
ROUTINE etc. – ADVERBS
– BY THE NUMBERS in a routine manner; as rehearsed …World War II Amer. sl.
 
ROUTINE etc. – NOUNS
– ALYO any routine task …Amer. sl.
– DAILY DOZEN a set of calisthenic exercises done daily; also, set of routine or duties or tasks …1919 sl.
– DAILY GRIND the routine of everyday life …20C Amer. sl.
– ROUTINARITY tendency to routine …1868 nonce word
 
ROUTINE etc. – PHRASES
– BACK IN THE SADDLE back in the daily routine …Bk2004 
 
ROVE, ROVER, ROVING – ADJECTIVES
– GADABOUT wandering; given to roving or gadding …1817
– GADDY given to wandering or roving about …1637 obs. rare
– GALLANTING roving, roaming …1873 Sc.
– LAND-LOPING wandering, roving, vagabond …1577 obs. exc. Sc.
– LAND-LOUPING wandering, roving, vagabond …1577 obs. exc. Sc.
– RAMPLOR roving, unsettled, restless …1821 Sc.
– SCOOR-THE-KINTRY roving, vagabond …1901 Sc. 
– VAGANT wandering, roaming, roving; travelling or moving from place to place; having no settled home or abiding place …1382 obs.
– VAGARIOUS wandering, roaming, roving …1882
 
ROVE etc. – NOUNS
– EVAGATION the act of wandering; a rambling, roving; a departing from a specified locality, prescribed course, etc. …1691
– RAMPLOSITY a boisterousness, roving disposition …1887 Sc.
 
ROVE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BEDOUIN one who lives a Bedouin-like life; a gypsy, a wanderer or rover …1863 
– GADABOUT one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip …1837
– GAD-ABROAD one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip …1810 obs.
– GADDER one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip; a gadabout, a busybody, a gossip …1550
– GADDER-ABOUT one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip … 1568 obs.
– GADDER-ABROAD one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip … 1577 obs.
– GADFLY a person who is constantly wandering or roving about …1614 obs.
– GALOPIN a roving youngster, a street-arab …1836 Sc. obs.
– RAIK a roving, gadabout person or animal; one who wanders about from place to place in search of gossip or entertainment …1825 Sc.
– RAKER a vagabond, a wanderer, a rover …1866 Sc.
– RALLACK a roving character; an idle good-for-nothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAMPLER a rowdy, devil-may-care, roving lad …1889 Sc.
– RAMPLOR a gay, roving fellow …1822 Sc.
– RANGER a rover, a wanderer …1593
– RANGLER a rover …1575 obs.
– VAIGER a wanderer, a rover, a vagrant …1775 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
ROVE etc. – VERBS
– BELLRAIVE to rove about; to be unsteady; to act on impulse …Bk1911 Sc.
– HAVE A GAD-FLY to be fond of wandering or roving about …1591 obs.
– HAVE SHOES MADE OF RUNNING LEATHER † to be given to wandering; to move restlessly from place to place; to be a roamer or rover …1575
– OWL AROUND to rove about at night …1975 Amer. dial.
– PERAGRATE to wander through the country; to rove about; to travel over or through …1542 rare
– RANGLE to rove, to wander, to stray …1567 obs.
– ROIL to roam or rove about …ME obs.
– SCAFE to lead a roving, vagabond life …1847 Eng. dial.
– SCAMP to go about in an idle manner, to roam, to rove around, often with the idea of intended mischief …1866 Sc.
– SCANT to rove; to race about …1876 Eng. dial.
– SHAG to stroll, to rove about, to amble along, to saunter …1928 Amer. dial.
– SPATIATE to walk about, to stroll; to wander, roam, rove, or ramble …1626
 
ROW (disturbance) – NOUNS
– ARGY-BARGY an argument, a row …1887 orig. Sc.
– BARNEY a loud altercation; a physical struggle; a row or noisy argument …1855 colloq.
– BLUE an argument, a row …1943 Aust. & NZ sl.
– BLOW-OUT an outbreak of anger; a quarrel, a disturbance, a row …1826 Eng. dial. & US
– BLOW-UP an outbreak of anger; a quarrel, a disturbance, a row …1809 chiefly US
– BOBBERY a noise, disturbance, tumult; a fuss, row, uproar; a squabble, quarrel, dispute, altercation …1816 Eng. dial. & sl.
– BREEZE an argument, a row …1785 sl.
– BULL AND COW a row, an argument …1859 Brit. rhyming sl.
– BUST-UP an argument, a row …1899 sl.
– CAFLUGALTY a row, an argument …1910s US sl.
– CAFUGELTY trouble; a row …1910s US sl.
– CAG an argument, a row …L18 sl.
– CATOUSE an uproar, a commotion, a din, tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1890 Amer. dial.
– CHIVOO a disturbance, a row …1924 Aust. sl.
– DUST a disturbance, an uproar, a row …1753 sl.
– DUST-UP an argument, a row …1897 sl.
– FLAMER a stiff criticism; a row; a quarrel …c1805
– FLARE a row; a dispute …Bk1893 colloq.
– FUNK a row or fuss; a furore …1900 Eng. dial. & sl. rare
– GARRAY commotion, disturbance, noise, row …c1460 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. obs.
– HELL A-HOOTING trouble, turmoil, a row or dispute …1972 Amer. dial.
– HELL-A-POPPING a tremendous row or dispute …1890 Amer. sl.
– HELL A-WHOOPING trouble, turmoil, a row or dispute …1968 Amer. dial.
– KAGG an argument, a dispute; a row …1916 nautical sl.
– KATOWSE an uproar, a commotion, a tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1859 Amer. dial.
– KICKUP a fight or argument; a row; a disturbance …1843 Amer. dial.
– MACHREACH a fuss, a to-do, an outcry, a row …1952 Sc.
– MARLOCK a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
– MAYLOCK a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
– MORLOCK a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
– PALAVA an argument; a row …1970s W. Indies usage
– PANTOMIME COW a row; an argument …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– RALLIE;  RALLY a quarrel, a row …1929 Sc.
– RAMBLE a piece of noisy or riotous behaviour; a row, uproar …1705 Sc.
– RAMMY a general fight; a brawl; a scuffle; a violent disturbance or commotion; a noisy argument; a row; a bustling crowd …1935 Sc. sl.
– RAWLEY a quarrel, a row …1929 Sc.
– REEMISH a disturbance, a row; stir, bustle …1879 Sc.
– REMISH a disturbance, a row; stir, bustle …1879 Sc.
– RHUBARB a noisy dispute or row; an argument on the field of play in baseball …1943 US sl.
– RUCK an argument; a row …1958 sl.
– RUN-IN an argument, a row …1905 sl., orig. US
– SET-TO an argument, a row …1829 sl.
– SHINDIG a row; a commotion, an altercation, a violent quarrel, a tremendous fuss …1961 sl.
– SHINDY a commotion; a ruckus; a row, a disturbance; a fuss …1828 Amer. dial.
– SHIVOO a disturbance, a row …M19 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– SKIMMINGTON a row, quarrel, disturbance, riot …1753 rare
– SPAT a small or unimportant argument, a row …1804 sl., orig. US
– STINK a row or fuss; a furore …1819 sl.
– STRAMULLION a row, a broil …B1900 Sc.
– TARE-UP a row, a rampage …1906 Amer. dial.
– TEAR-UP a row, a rampage …1906 Amer. dial.
– TIFF an argument, a row …1754
– WALLOP a row, a quarrel …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YIKE an argument, a row …1941 Aust. sl.
– YOBBINS an uproar, a row …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
ROW (disturbance) – VERBS
– MAKE A TOUSE to make a row, or fight …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
ROW (line) – NOUNS
– RACE a row; a number of units set in line …1914 Sc.
– RAIL a line or row …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– RANGE a row, line, file or rank of persons or animals …a1300 rare
– RANK a row or line of persons …1571 rare
– RASH a row; a number of anything …1820 Sc.
 
ROW – see ROWING
 
ROWDINESS, ROWDY, ROWDYISM – ADJECTIVES
– ANIMAL wildly disorderly, rowdy; wild, unrestrained …1965 Amer. sl.
– HYPHIE;  HYPHY extremely rowdy, excited or energetic …2002 US sl.
– RABBLING disorderly, rowdy, noisy …1575 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAGMATICAL wild, rowdy, ill-behaved, riotous …1742 obs. rare
​- RAMPLER rowdy, devil-may-care …1822 Sc.
– RORTY boisterous or noisy, rowdy; coarse or earthy; crudely comic …1882 sl.
– ROUGHNECK tough, rowdy …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TEAR-BRASS rowdy, boisterous …1880 Eng. dial. 
– TEARING passionate, headstrong; violent, rowdy or reckless in behaviour …M17
– YOBBISH loutish; rowdy, aggressive, violent …1955 sl.
– YOBBY rowdy, aggressive, violent …1955 sl.
 
ROWDINESS etc. – NOUNS
– FANDANGO a rowdy or boisterous social gathering …1848 Amer. dial.
– MAFFICKING celebrating in the streets in an uproarious manner, esp. during a national celebration; general street rowdyism …1900s sl.
– RAMPLOSITY rowdiness, boisterous behaviour …1887 Sc.
– VANDEMONIANISM rough or unmannerly behaviour; rowdyism …1863
 
ROWDINESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BABES a set of Baltimore rowdies …Bk1960 US
– BARATOUR;  BARRATER;  BARRATOR a quarrelsome person; one given to brawling and riot; a rowdy …c1440 obs.
– B’HOY a rough or rowdy …1846 US
– BLACKJACK a thug, a rowdy …1928 US sl.
– BLOOD a rake; a roisterer; an aristocratic rowdy …M16 sl.
– BO-HOY a rowdy young man …1846 Amer. dial.
– BOOT-BOY a violent or rowdy youth of a type characterized by assembling in gangs in search of trouble, wearing short-cropped hair and heavy boots …1977
– BOY a rough or rowdy …1843
– DANCING MASTER an upper-class rowdy who found his amusement in making his victims ‘dance’ by stabbing at their legs with his sword …M17 sl.
– DANIEL a rowdy person …1990s Aust. teen sl.
– DEAD RABBIT a very athletic rowdy fellow …1859 Amer. sl.
– G’HAL the female companion of a ‘lad’ a young rowdy …1849 sl., orig. US
– HITTER a rowdy usually working-class white youth …1972 Amer. sl.
– INDIAN an uncouth, rowdy person, irrespective of actual race …M19 US sl. 
– KEELIE;  KEELY a male city-dweller of the rougher sort; specifically of Glasgow and district; of Edinburgh: an uncouth, rowdy fellow; originally it implied thievish or criminal propensities …1812 Sc.
– LARRIKIN a street rowdy, usually juvenile; a rough, a wild fellow; a hoodlum or hooligan …1870 chiefly Aust.
– LARRIKINESS a female larrikin …1871 chiefly Aust.
– MINK a term of abuse for any disreputable ragamuffin or rowdy person …1963 Sc.
– MOLL a girlfriend; a sweetheart; spec. the girlfriend or female accomplice of a gangster or criminal; a female pickpocket or thief; a tough or rowdy young woman …1823
– OATMEAL a profligate roisterer; an urban rowdy …c1620 colloq.
– RAB a lawless, rowdy person …1976 W. Indies & Black British sl. 
– RABBIT a rowdy; a young hoodlum …1859 US sl.
– RAMPLER a rowdy, devil-may-care, roving lad …1889 Sc.
– ROUGH a person, typically a youth or man, who is disreputable, disorderly, violent, or rowdy …1837
– SCOZZA a rowdy person, esp. one who drinks a lot of alcohol …Aust. sl.
– SCUDDER a scoundrel, a rascal, a mischievous person; a rowdy, mean person …1965 Amer. dial.
– SCUTTER a scoundrel, a rascal, a mischievous person; a rowdy, mean person …1934 Amer. dial.
– TUSH HOG a tough, aggressive person, a bully, a rowdy …1919 Amer. dial. 
 
ROWDINESS etc. – VERBS
– BEAR-FIGHT to behave rowdily …1892
– BE FULL OF JACK to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1872  Amer. dial.
– CUT UP JACK AND KILL JINNY to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1930 Amer. dial.
– CUT UP SAM to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance …1945 Amer., dial.
– GO ANIMAL to go wild; to become disorderly or rowdy …1968 Amer. sl.
– GO THE WHOLE ANIMAL to act without any restraint …1832 Amer. sl.
– KICK UP HIGH JACK to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1908 Amer. dial.
– KICK UP JACK to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1908 Amer. dial.
– RAISE JACK to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1867 Amer. dial.
– RAISE SAM to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance …1968 Amer., dial.
– TEAR UP JACK to be noisy or rowdy; to cause a disturbance or commotion …1845 Amer. dial.
– ZOO to be noisy and rowdy …1960s US college sl.
 
ROWING – ADJECTIVES
– MANKIT worn out by violent exertion, esp. by incessant rowing …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAGGED collapsed …1902 rowing sl.
 
ROWING – NOUNS
– ARK AND WIN(N)S a sculler, a rowing boat …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– ASH BREEZE propulsion given to a boat by rowing rather than by the wind …1834 Amer. sl.
– CREWBY a rowing crew …20C teen & high school sl.
– TROIL a short row on the sea …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
ROWING – NOUNS, PERSON
– OAR an oarsman; one skilled in rowing…1749
– OARMAN one who uses oars; a rower …1608 rare
– OARS an oarsman; a waterman …1611 colloq.
– OARSMAN one who uses oars; a rower …1824
– OARSWOMAN a woman who rows …1882
– PAIR in rowing: a set of two oarsmen …1885
– PASSENGER a member of a rowing crew who does not pull his weight; hence, a member of a group who does not contribute any effort, and so has to be supported by the others; a lazy person …1852 sl., orig. Brit. university usage
 
ROWING – VERBS
– ANDOO to keep a boat stationary by gentle motion of the oars; to keep a boat in position by rowing gently against wind or tide …1866 Sc.
– CATCH A CRAB to mishandle oars while rowing, so that there is a splash of water …1975 Amer. dial.
– CUT A CRAB in rowing: to mull one’s stroke, esp. by jamming the oar in the water as if a crab had caught it …L18 sl.
– LAY ON THE OARS to cease rowing …1830
– MOVE UNDER AN ASHEN SAIL to row a boat …1975 Canada
– REMIGATE to row or row back …1623 rare
– SUGAR in rowing: to malinger at the oars; to shirk while pretending to row hard…1890 Cambridge rowing sl.
– UMBEROW to row about …c1205 obs.
– VENDER to turn or row a boat against the sun …1908 Sc.
 
ROYAL – ADJECTIVES
– BASILIC kingly, royal, sovereign …1728 obs. rare
– BASILICAL kingly, royal, regal …1652
 
ROYAL – NOUNS
– SANG ROYAL royal blood …a1400 obs.
 
ROYAL – NOUNS, PERSON
– ROYAL a member of the royal family; usually used in the plural …1774 sl.
 
ROYAL AIR FORCE – see SERVICES
 
ROYAL COURT, ROYAL HOUSEHOLD – NOUNS, PERSON
– PALACE-MOUSE an obsequious courtier …1608 nonce word obs.
– PALASINS the ladies attendant on the court …Bk1775
– SERJEANT GARBAGER an officer of the royal kitchen, who had charge of the poultry …1601 obs.
– WAIT a watchman attached to the royal household who sounded the watch,, etc. by the blowing of a pipe, trumpet, or other wind instrument …a1300 obs.
– WAITER a regular member (often a person of high rank) of the retinue or household of a royal or noble personage …a1400 obs.
– WARDROBER an officer of a royal household who had charge of the robes, wearing apparel, etc. …a1400-50 obs.
 
ROYALIST – NOUNS, PERSON
– BASILEAN a Royalist …c1645 obs. rare