SAG – VERBS
– to sag SWAG Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to sag and wobble; to sag and collapse like a deflating balloon FLOBBER 1887
– to sag; to subside or sink SAB 18C Sc. obs.
SAGA – NOUNS, PERSON
– a narrator of sagas or legends; also, the hero of a saga SAGA-MAN 1823
SAGACIOUS, SAGACIOUSLY, SAGACITY – ADJECTIVES
– AULD-FARRANT of persons and their ways, sayings, etc.: sagacious, prudent, knowing, cunning, clever, witty, ingenious …1721 Sc.
– AULD-HEADIT shrewd, sagacious …Bk1898 Sc.
– AULD-MOU’D sagacious, crafty …1768 Sc.
– CANNY knowing, sagacious, judicious, prudent; wary, cautious …1637 Sc.
– FARRANT wise, sagacious, well-informed …c1860 obs.
– GASH sagacious, wise …1706 Sc.
– HEARTED sagacious, wise, prudent …1388 obs.
– HEARTY possessed of understanding; wise, prudent, sagacious …1382 obs. rare
– LESTY skilful, sagacious …1423 Sc. obs. rare
– NASUTE keen-scented, sagacious …1653 obs.
– NESE-WISE clever, sagacious …1790 Sc.
– OLD-HEADED shrewd, sagacious …Bk1905 Sc.
– OLD-MOU’D sagacious in speech …1768 Sc.
– OORICHIE of a child: wise for its years, solemn and sagacious …1873 Sc.
– PASHY sagacious, brainy, witty …1842 Sc.
– POLITIC a1439 – prudent, shrewd, sagacious; said of a person
– SAGASHUS sagacious …1872 Sc. obs.
– SAVEY wise, sagacious, experienced …1771 Sc.
– WARE prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– WARE AND WISE prudent, sagacious, cunning, skilled …c888 obs. exc. arch.
– YEPE prudent, wise, sagacious, shrewd, astute …c1000 obs.
SAGACIOUS etc. – ADVERBS
– CANNILY sagaciously, skilfully, prudently; cautiously, slyly; gently, softly; comfortably …1636 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YEPLY cunningly, craftily; shrewdly, sagaciously …a900 obs.
SAGACIOUS etc. – NOUNS
– CANNINESS sagacity, skilfulness, prudence, cautiousness; gentleness, quietness …a1662 Sc.
– NASUTENESS sagacity …1660 obs.
– SAVENDIE knowledge, sagacity …1823 Sc. obs.
SAGACIOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– POLITICIAN 1586 – a schemer or plotter; a shrewd, sagacious, or crafty person; one whose behaviour is likened to that of a professional politician
SAGE – NOUNS, PERSON
– a sage, an elder, a guru; a person who embodies the characteristics of Yoda, esp. in being wise YODA 1984
SAGE (plant) – NOUNS
– sage SAVE c1386 obs.
SAIL, SAILING – ADJECTIVES
– SAILRIFE abounding in sails …1513 obs.
– SAILWORTHY of the weather: admitting of the use of sails …c1595 obs. rare
– VELIFEROUS carrying sails …1656 obs.
– VELIFIC done with sails displayed or full spread …1727 obs.
– VELIFICAL done with sails displayed or full spread …1656 obs.
– VELIVOLANT running and flying with full sail …1656 obs.
SAIL etc. – NOUNS
– ANGEL’S FOOTSTOOL the highest sail of a full-rigged vessel …1883 Amer. jocular
– BAGGYWRINKLE in sailing: old pieces of line wrapped around stays and shrouds to prevent sail chafing …1908 Amer. sl.
– JIB-OF-JIBS an impossible sail …Bk1896 nautical sl.
– MAE WEST a large spinnaker …1961 Amer. nautical sl.
– MUSLIN 1822 nautical sl., rare – sailcloth; sails collectively
– NAVIGATION a passage or course by which one many sail …1633 obs. rare
– RIDE the act of sailing; a passage by water …Bk1904 Sc.
– VEIL a sail …c1430 obs.
– VELIFICATION a sailing forwards, or hoisting sail; a course or voyage …1656 obs.
– VENTAIL something acting as a sail or fan …a1529 obs.
– WHITE WINGS sails …1778
SAIL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ICE-MASTER a pilot or sailing-master who has special experience in navigating vessels among ice-floes; a pilot or seaman of experience employed to assist in navigating through in the Arctic Ocean …1853
– SAILS a ship’s sailmaker …1864 nautical sl.
SAIL etc. – VERBS
– BUSK to cruise or sail about on the sea … 1747 obs. rare
– CLIMB THE WAVES to put out to sea …Bk1922
– FAFFLE of a sail: to flap idly in the wind …Bk1901 obs. or Eng. dial.
– RAMP to sail swiftly …1872
– SINGLE to sail …1584 obs. rare
– SULCATE to sail, to cleave the water …1577 obs.
– SULCK; SULK to sail, to cleave the water …1579 obs. rare
– VELIFICATE to sail …1623 obs.
– VENTEL to set sail …a1400 obs.
– WAFF to sail; to sail the seas …1611 obs.
SAILOR – ADJECTIVES (also see SEAMAN & SERVICES)
– ALTUMAL of or relating to sailors or the sea; nautical …1711 sl. rare & arch.
– BLUEY-WOOZY infatuated with sailors …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– FLEET-FOOTED infatuated with sailors …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– TAR-BREECH wearing tarry breeches, said of a sailor …1582 obs.
– TARPAULIAN pert. to a sailor …1719 obs.
– TARPAULIN pert to a mariner or sailor; sea-bred …1647 rare
– TARRISH belonging to sailors; nautical …1841 rare
SAILOR – NOUNS
– ALTUMAL sailor’s slang, nautical jargon … E18 sl.
– BEACON a sailor’s home …World War II Amer. sl.
– BINNACLE LIST Bk1975 US Navy usage – a list of sailors too sick to report for duty
– DAVY the spirit of the sea; the sailors’ devil; the demon of the sea; hence the bottom of the sea; a watery grave; death in general …1790 nautical sl.
– RAIL SQUAD seasick sailors …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– TARHOOD the general body of sailors; sailors collectively …1749 nonce word
SAILOR – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABLE SEAMAN a sailor capable of performing all duties …1661
– ADMIRAL an ironic term for a sailor …Bk1984 services usage
– ANCHOR-CLANKER a deck-hand; hence, a sailor …1952 Amer. sl.
– ANCHORHEAD a sailor; used derisively …1968 US military sl.
– BARBER’S CLERK an irresponsible sailor who is overparticular about his appearance; a fop; one who spends much time in barber’s shops …1835 US nautical sl.
– BARNACLE a former merchant sailor, still ‘stuck to’ his old waterfront haunts …1945 US sl.
– BATHTUB SAILOR a coast guardsman or land-based sailor …1944 US Navy sl.
– BAT-SWAIN an Anglo-Saxon expression for boatswain; a sailor …Bk1855 obs.
– BAYMAN 1723 US – a sailor on a ship from the Bay of Honduras
– BEACH COMBER a sailor on shore leave …World War II Amer. sl.
– BEACHMASTER a sailor very fond of women …World War II Amer. sl.
– BEN BLOCK a nickname for a sailor …Bk1904
– BLUE a sailor in the navy …1806 rare
– BLUE JACKET a sailor in the navy; esp. a seaman as distinguished from a marine …1776
– BOY IN BLUE a sailor …World War II Amer. sl.
– CHAPLAIN’S MATE a sailor of pronounced religious tendencies …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– CHICKEN a young sailor or soldier; a novice …1888 Amer. dial.
– CHICKEN OF THE SEA a young sailor …1970s US homosexual sl.
– CHINAMAN a sailor who works in a ship’s laundry …20C US sl.
– COXSWAIN OF THE PLOW a sailor recently enlisted …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– CRUMB a dirty sailor …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– CRUMB GOB a dirty sailor …World War II Amer. sl.
– DECK APE a sailor whose duties keep him on the deck …World War II Amer. sl.
– DILBERT a sailor who is a foul-up or a screwball …World War II Amer. sl.
– DITCH HOG a canal or freshwater sailor …1961 US nautical usage
– DIXIE CUP an enlisted sailor in the U.S. Navy …1968 US military sl.
– DRY SEAMAN a sailor …US Civil War usage
– FARMER a sailor who has no duties at the wheel or on watch during the night …1886 sl.
– FLATFOOT a sailor …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– FORECASTLE LAWYER a sailor conversant with the navy regulations …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– FOWL a troublesome or undisciplined sailor …1937 naval sl.
– GALIONGEE a Turkish sailor …1813
– GALLIOT a sailor or rower on board a galley, whether slave or free …1506 obs.
– GANGWAY MAN a sailor who is punished at the gangway …1779 obs. rare
– GARB a sailor …1917 US sl.
– GARBY a sailor …1917 US sl.
– GEDUNK SAILOR a soft, inexperienced sailor; used derisively …1982 US Navy sl.
– GEEP a sailor who jumps ship in order to work for higher pay as a longshoreman …Bk1975 Amer. longshoremen’s sl.
– GENERAL CRAPAUD a sailor’s name for a Frenchman, one whom he thinks would be a better sailor if he would but talk English instead of French …Bk1867 nautical usage
– GENTLEMAN IN BLUE a person in blue uniform, esp. a policeman, a sailor, or a Union soldier in the American Civil War …1847
– GENTLEMAN OF THE JACKET a sailor …Bk1920
– GEORDIE a sailor from Tyneside or a neighbouring region of north-east England; esp. a member of the crew of a collier ship …1836 nautical sl.
– GOB an American sailor or ordinary seaman …1915 sl,. orig. US
– GOBBY an American sailor; a coastguard …1890 sl.
– GOBSHITE a bluejacket; an enlisted sailor below the rank of chief petty officer …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– GREEN MAN an inexperienced sailor on a whaling vessel obs.
– HAYMAKER a term of contempt applied to sailors, a ‘land-lubber’ …1900 Eng. dial.
– HOWKER a sailor with two or more sweethearts …US Civil War usage
– JACK a sailor (used as a proper or common noun) …1659
– JACK ASHORE a ‘larky’ rather tipsy sailor …B1909 lower class colloq.
– JACKEY; JACKIE; JACKY a sailor …1826 colloq.
– JACK IN THE WATER a sailor …1861 Eng. dial.
– JACK-NASTY-FACE a common sailor; a cook’s mate …Bk1852 nautical usage
– JACKSHITE an enlisted sailor below the rank of chief petty officer …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– JACK-TAR a sailor …1781 sl.
– JEMMY DUCKS a sailor who had charge of the livestock carried on merchant ships to serve as food on long voyages …1849 nautical sl. obs.
– JIMMY DUCKS; JIMMY DUX a sailor who had charge of the livestock carried on merchant ships to serve as food on long voyages …1849 nautical sl. obs.
– JOCK a Scottish or (formerly) northern English sailor; a Scottish soldier; a form of address to a Scotsman …L18 sl.
– LADY a sailor in charge of maintaining the gunroom …1711 nautical sl.
– LADY OF THE GUNROOM a sailor in charge of maintaining the gunroom …1837 nautical sl.
– LAGGER a sailor …1812 sl.
– LAMPS a nickname for a sailor responsible for looking after the lamps on board ship …1866 naval sl.
– LASCAR an East Indian sailor …1625
– LASCAREE an East Indian sailor …1712 obs.
– LIBERTY HOG a sailor or marine who is eager to go on shore leave …1992 Amer. sl.
– LIBERTY HOUND a sailor or marine who is eager to go on shore leave …1939 Amer. sl.
– LIMEJUICER a British sailor …L19 jocular usage, mildly derogatory
– LIMEY a British sailor …20C colloq., mildly derogatory
– MAC a sailor …World War II Amer. sl.
– MARINAL a mariner, a sailor …a1300-1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– MARINE a sailor, a mariner …c1575 obs.
– MATELOT a sailor …1903 sl., chiefly Brit.
– MATLO; MATLOW a sailor …1903 sl., chiefly Brit.
– MEN IN BLUE, THE n. sailors …1857
– NAVIGANT a navigator, a sailor, a voyager …1527 obs. rare
– NAVY CAKE a homosexual sailor …1970s US homosexual sl.
– NEPTUNIST a navigator; a seaman; a sailor; a nautical person …1593 obs. rare
– OLD SALT a sailor, esp. an experienced sailor …1840
– PACKET RAT a sailor; spec. one who specialized in crossing the Atlantic …1887 hist., derogatory
– PADDYWESTER an incompetent, worthless, or destitute sailor or landsman masquerading as a seaman …1892 nautical sl.
– PEGGY a sailor assigned to menial tasks; a mess-steward …1902 naval sl.
– POLITICIAN a sailor having a soft job, such as compartment cleaner, storeroom keeper, etc. …World War I Amer. sl.
– POLLYWOG 1925 nautical sl. – a sailor who is crossing the equator for the first time
– RAGGIE; RAGGY a young sailor; an old tar’s protege; hence, a particular friend …L19 Royal Navy usage
– ROPE-GRIPPER a nickname for a sailor …1846 Sc.
– SCALY FISH an honest, rough, blunt sailor …L18 sl.
– SAILORESS a female sailor …1890
– SAILOR-MAN in uneducated and jocular use: a sailor, a seaman, a mariner …1790
– SAILOR QUEEN a homosexual sailor …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– SAILSMAN a sailor; also one who manages a sailing-boat …c1601
– SALT a sailor, esp. an old and experienced sailor …1840
– SALT WATER the sea; hence a jocular form of address to a sailor …1839
– SARDINE a sailor …Bk1891 Amer. sl.
– SCALY FISH an honest, rough, blunt sailor …1796 nautical sl.
– SEAFOOD a sailor considered as a sexual object by a homosexual male …M20 US homosexual sl.
– SHELLBACK a hardened or experienced sailor; an old sailor …1853 jocular
– SINBAD an old sailor …c1860 nautical sl.
– SKULKER a soldier who, by feigned sickness or other pretenses, evades his duty; a sailor keeps below in time of danger …1785
– SO-CALLED SALT a dry-land sailor …World War I Amer. sl.
– SPLICER a sailor …1910s sl.
– SWAB a sailor …19C sl.
– SWABBY in the Navy or Coast Guard, a sailor …sl.
– TADPOLE a sailor who is engaged in basic underwater demolition or SEAL (Sea-Air-Land) training …Bk1984 US Navy
– TALL WATER SAILOR one who has often crossed the ocean …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– TAR a sailor …1676 sl.
– TARBARREL a sailor …Bk1903 sl.
– TAR-BREECH a term of contempt applied to a sailor …1582 obs.
– TAR-JACKET a sailor …1698 UK sl.
– TAR-LUBBER a term of contempt for a sailor …1610
– TARPAULIAN a sailor …a1656 obs.
– TARPAULIN a nickname for a mariner or sailor, esp. a common sailor …1647 rare or arch.
– TAR-POT a sailor …1641 humorous
– TARRY BRECKS a sailor …1837 sl.
– TARRY-BREEKS a sailor …1721 Sc.
– TARRY BRITCHES a sailor …1931 Sc.
– TARRY-JACKET a humorous nickname for a sailor …1822
– TARRY-JOHN a humorous nickname for a sailor …1888
SAILOR – NOUNS, PERSON, OTHER
– SEA GULL a girl or a woman who follows the naval fleet or who follows a particular sailor; this includes sailors’ wives …World War II US naval sl.
SAILOR – PHRASES
– BEER, BUM, AND BACCA 1870s – the reputed pleasures of a sailor’s life
– RUM, BUM, AND BACCA 1910 – the reputed pleasures of a sailor’s life
SAILOR – VERBS
– FOLLOW THE SEA to pursue the calling of a sailor …US Civil War usage
– GO BY WATER to follow the sea as a calling; to be a sailor …Bk1894 Amer. dial.
– SWALLOW THE ANCHOR of a sailor: to give up seafaring life …1909 Amer. nautical sl.
SAINT – ADJECTIVES
– HAGIOGRAPHIC pert. to the writing of saints’ lives …1819
– HAGIOLATROUS given to saint worship …1841
– HAGIOLOGIC pert. to hagiology …1826
– HAGIOLOGICAL pert. to hagiology …1872
– SANCTEOUS pert. to saints …1631 obs. rare
SAINT – NOUNS
– HAGIARCHY the rule or order of saints …1826
– HAGIOGRAPHY the writing of the lives of saints; saints’ lives as a branch of literature or legend …1821
– HAGIOLATRY the worship of saints …1808
– HAGIOLOGY the literature that treats of the lives and legends of saints; by extension, also, of great men or heroes; a work on the lives and legends of the saints …1807
– HAGIOMANIA a mania for sainthood …1797
– HAGIOPHOBIA Bk1991 – an intense dislike for the saints and the holy
– HIEROLATRY Bk1991 – the worship of saints and of relics and other sacred objects
– SANCTILOGE a catalogue of saints, or a collection of saints’ lives …1526 obs. rare
– SANCTILOGY a catalogue of saints, or a collection of saints’ lives …1867 rare
SAINT – NOUNS, PERSON
– HAGIOGRAPHER a writer of saints’ lives …1849
– HAGIOGRAPHIST a writer of saints’ lives …1817
– HAGIOLATER one who worships saints …1875
– HAGIOLOGIST one versed in the legends of saints; a writer of hagiology …1805
– SANCTICOLIST a worshipper of saints …1615
– SANCTOLOGIST the compiler of a ‘sanctology’, a catalogue of saints, or a collection of saints’ lives …1824
SALAD – ADJECTIVES
– ACETARIOUS used in salads, as lettuce, cress, etc. …1822
– NERVOUS of a dessert or salad: having a jelly-like consistency …1936 Amer. dial. jocular
SALAD – NOUNS
– ACETAR a leaf salad prepared with vinegar …1623 obs. rare
– ACETARIES salads mixed with vinegar to stir up appetite …1657 obs.
– ACETARS ‘salads and vinegar’ …1612 obs.
– ACETARY a leaf salad prepared with vinegar …1657 obs. rare
– FURNITURES condiments of a salad …1693 obs.
– GRASS green vegetables; salad leaves …1867 sl. rare
– RABBIT(‘S) FOOD any salad vegetable, esp. lettuce …1907 UK sl.
– ROMANTIC BALLAD a salad …1990s rhyming sl.
– SALADING herbs and vegetables for a salad …1664
– SALETTING vegetables for a salad …1848 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– SALLET salad …1703 Sc.
– SALLETIN vegetables for a salad …1848 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– SALLETINE herbs and vegetables for salad …1664 obs.
– SMALL SALAD 1693 – plants whose leaves, when young, are used in salad
– SMALL SALADING 1710 rare – plants whose leaves, when young, are used in salad
SALAMI – NOUNS
– salami or bologna HORSECOCK 1942 US sl., esp. navy usage
SALARY – ADJECTIVES
– SALARIATED salaried …1656 obs.
SALARY – NOUNS
– BIG MONEY a large amount of money, high wages or salary …1888 orig. US
– BIG PAY high wages or salary …1915 US
– GAPPINGS a salary …1955 US sl.
– K £1000 or $1000; used esp. with reference to salaries offered in job advertisements …1968 sl.
– MONKEY MONEY the salary paid to film extras in US films shot in Canada …1999 Can. sl.
– RAISE an increase in salary or wages …L19 sl.
– SALT MONEY salary …1535 obs.
– SUB an advance payment of wages or salary …1866 Brit. sl.
SALARY – NOUNS, PERSON
– GHOST PAYROLLER a person receiving a salary for a job that exists only nominally, or that requires little or no work, and which has been awarded through patronage, nepotism, or to ensure political allegiance; chiefly depreciative …1957 US colloq.
– WAGE-SLAVE a person dependent on wages or a salary for a livelihood …1886
SALARY – VERBS
– SALARIATE to pay a salary to; to supply the salary of …1656 obs.
– SUB to pay someone a ‘sub’, or advance on wages or salary …1874 Brit. sl.
SALE, SALEABLE – ADJECTIVES (also see AUCTION)
– EMPTITIOUS capable of being bought; open to a price; saleable …1650 obs. rare
– MARCHANTABLE fit for sale, in good condition …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ON APPRO on sale or return …M19 sl.
– SALARY open to sale, venal …1593 obs. rare
– SALE-RIFE saleable, easy to sell …1781 Sc. obs.
– SALE-WORTH saleable; capable of being sold; fit for sale …1481 obs.
– SALE-WORTHY saleable; capable of being sold; fit for sale …c1440 obs.
– VENAL of things: exposed or offered for sale; that may be bought, as an ordinary article of merchandise …1662 arch.
– VENALITIOUS belonging to the sale of men or children, or of slaves; that is to be bought or sold …1656 rare
– VENDABLE able to be sold …c1400 rare
– VENDIBLE capable of being sold; saleable, marketable …1382
– VENDIBLE offered for sale; that may be bought or purchased …1552 obs.
SALE etc. – NOUNS
– ABLECTICK anything garnished for sale …1612 obs.
– BIG TICKET Bk1975 US salesmen’s usage – a sale of an expensive item; a big sale to one customer
– HANDSEL the first money received in the day for the sale of goods; also, the first purchaser …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HOLD-UP a sale at an exorbitant price …Bk1913-17 Amer. sl.
– KILL, THE n. the moment when a sale is confirmed …1999 UK sl.
– MANGONISM the craft of pampering, trimming, or setting out saleable things …1656 obs.
– MANGONIZATION the act of ‘mangonizing’ or tricking out for sale …1660 obs.
– MANGONY the craft of pampering, trimming, or setting out saleable things …1623 obs. rare
– OFF-GATE an outlet, market, or means of sale …1876 Sc.
– VENALITY the quality of being for sale …1611 rare
– VENALIZATION the process of making venal or saleable …1906 rare
– VENALNESS the quality of being for sale; saleableness …1727 rare
– VEND sale; opportunity of selling …1618
– VENDIBILITY the quality of being saleable …1660
– VENDIBLE a thing admitting of being sold or offered for sale …1681
– VENDIBLENESS saleableness …1611
– VENDITATION the act of offering for sale …1854 rare
– VENDITION the act of selling; disposal or transfer by sale …1542
– VENT a sale; a demand for goods; means of disposal …1641 Eng. dial.
– VENTAGE the act of selling or vending; sale …1577 obs.
SALE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– MANGONIST one who furbishes up inferior wares for sale …1605 obs.
SALE etc. – VERBS
– BE AT MARKET to be for sale …1776 obs.
– MANGONIZE to furbish up inferior wares for sale …1623 obs.
SALESMAN, SALES PERSON – NOUNS
– SPIEL glib or persuasive talk; a salesman’s patter …1896 sl.
SALESMAN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BELL-PUSHER a door-to-door salesman, who spends his time ringing doorbells …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– BELL-RINGER a door-to-door salesman or canvasser …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– FAKER a street salesman of cheap goods …M19 sl.
– HUSTLER an extremely energetic or ‘pushing’ person; also, a salesman, esp. one who is energetic or aggressive …1886 orig. US
– KNOCKER one who sells to persons at their residences; a door-to-door salesman …1934
– KNOCKER-WORKER one who sells to persons at their residences; a door-to-door salesman …1934
– MOZZLE AND BROCHA a door-to-door salesman …20C rhyming sl. = ‘on the knocker’ (working as a door-to-door salesman)
– REP a sales representative …1938 sl.
– SALEMAN a salesman …1642 obs.
– TALLY-MAN a travelling salesman who is paid by weekly installments …Bk1958 Eng. sl.
– TALLYWOMAN a travelling saleswoman for a firm specializing in hire-purchase …Bk1894 Eng. dial.
SALES PITCH – VERBS
– to make a sales pitch SING 1981 US carnival usage
– to engage in high-pressure salesmanship WORK IT 1980s Amer. sl.
SALIVA – ADJECTIVES
– SALIVAN consisting of saliva …1882 rare
– SALIVARIOUS clammy and thick like spittle …1656 obs.
– SALIVOUS of the nature of saliva …1567 obs.
– SPUTATIVE given to excessive spitting or salivation …a1639 obs. rare
SALIVA – NOUNS
– AMBEER saliva coloured by chewing tobacco or snuff …1848 Amer. dial.
– AMBER JUICE saliva coloured by chewing tobacco or snuff …1968 Amer. dial.
– BACKWASH saliva, as mixed with the remnants of a drink …1992 US college sl.
– CALF-SLOBBER(S) saliva …1954 Amer. dial.
– FLUGGY Bk1970 US sl. – saliva
– HAG BRIDLE the trickle of saliva which often runs from the mouth corners in troubled and uneasy sleep …1909 Amer. dial.
– HAM GRAVY saliva coloured by chewing tobacco or snuff …1966 Amer. dial.
– MOLASSES SPIT saliva coloured brown by snuff or chewing tobacco …1950 Amer. dial.
– SLYVER saliva …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SALIVA – VERBS
– BEDRAVEL to cover with drivel or saliva …1377 obs.
– BEDRAWL to cover with drivel or saliva …1377 obs.
SALLY – ADJECTIVES
– suitable for making a sally SALLIABLE 1598 obs. rare
SALLY – NOUNS
– a sally, an assault SALIAUNCE 1590 obs.
SALLY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who takes part in a sally SALLIER 1685 rare
SALMON – NOUNS
– ALASKA TURKEY salmon …1948 Amer. dial.
– BAGGIT a salmon that has just spawned …1848
– BLUE-COCK a young salmon, so called from its bluish head and shoulders …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BRADDAN a salmon …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRANNOCK a young salmon …Bk1911 Sc.
– DEEP-SEA CHICKEN canned salmon …World War II Amer. sl.
– DEEP SEA TURKEY salmon …1921 Amer. sl., chiefly navy and army usage
– EKE a male salmon …1887 Eng. dial.
– ESLING a young salmon, spawned in the autumn, which has not yet been to the sea …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FIREBALL a salmon egg …1969 Amer. dial.
– GOLDFISH canned salmon …World War I Amer. sl.
– LASPRING a young salmon …1760
– LAX a salmon …c725 obs.
– RACK-RIDER a young salmon or parr …a1838 Sc.
– REISTER a salted and dried salmon; a kipper …1811 Sc.
– SAMLET a young salmon …1655
– SAMSON a young salmon …1769 Eng. dial. obs.
– SCAD the fry of salmon …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCAGGER a young salmon …1653
– SKEGGER a young salmon …1653
– SKIRLING a young salmon …1776 Eng. dial.
– SUBMARINE SHARK a salmon … World War I Amer. sl.
– YELLOW BELLY a young salmon trout returning from the sea …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SALMON – NOUNS, PERSON
– BLACK-FISHER one who catches salmon just after spawning; a night poacher of fish …1809
– LAXFISHER 1704 Sc. obs. – a salmon fisherman
– RED-FISHER a salmon-fisher …1856 Eng. dial.
SALOON – see DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT
SALT, SALTY – ADJECTIVES
– SALARIAN pert. to salt …1656 obs.
– SALARY saline …1646 obs.
– SALINOUS saline, salty …1646 obs.
– SALSAMENTARIOUS belonging to salt, or to any salt thing …1656 obs.
– SALSUGINOUS impregnated with salt; brackish …1657 obs.
– SALTEN made of salt; salted …1654 rare
– SALTER THAN THE BRINY OCEAN very salty …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SALT etc. – NOUNS
– DIP salt …1851 Eng. dial.
– EARLS COURT salt …1992 UK sl.
– HAMPTON (COURT) salt …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– LIGHTHOUSE a salt- or pepper-castor (shaker) …L19 Royal Navy sl.
– LOT’S WIFE salt …L19 nautical sl.
– SAL salt …c1386 obs.
– SAL MARINE common salt …1670 obs.
– SALSITUDE saltness, brackishness …a1693 obs. rare
– SALT-CORN a grain of salt …1445 obs.
– SAND AND SPECKS n. salt and pepper … World War I Amer. sl.
– SEA DUST salt …World War I navy sl.
SALT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– SALINER a salt-maker …1543 obs.
SALT AND PEPPER – NOUNS
– salt and pepper SAND AND SPECKS World War I Amer. sl.
– salt and pepper; cream and sugar SIDEARMS 1940s US military sl.
SALTING – NOUNS
– a salting SALINATION 1705 rare
– a salting, a pickling SALITURE 1657 obs. rare
– a salting or seasoning brine SALSURE 1656 obs.
SALT WATER – NOUNS
– a body of salt water, esp. and inlet or salt lagoon SALTCHUCK 1868 Amer. dial.
– salt-water SALT-BREE 1790 Sc.
SALUTARY – ADJECTIVES
– salutary; wholesome; bestowing health bodily, mental, or spiritual HEALTHSOME 1538 rare
– salutary; wholesome; fraught with health, well-being, safety, salvation HEALFUL c1340 obs.
– salutary; wholesome, healthful HEALSOME c1375 obs. exc. Sc.
SALUTATION – NOUNS
– BAISEMAINS salutations; compliments …1707
– HAILSING greeting, salutation …a1300 obs.
– SALUE a salutation …c1430 obs. rare
– SALUS a salutation …a1225 obs.
– SALVEDICTION salutation on meeting …1668 obs.
– SALVO a salutation or salute …1653 obs. rare
SALUTATION – VERBS
– CAP; CAP IT; CAP TO to take off or touch one’s hat in salutation …1593 school & university sl.
– WAFF to wave the hand in salutation; to give a friendly wave of the hand …1813 Sc.
SALUTE – NOUNS
– HALF-CAP a half-courteous salute, shown by a slight movement only of the cap …1607 obs.
– HIGHBALL a salute …World War I Amer. sl.
– PUMP HANDLE a salute …World War I Amer. sl.
– SALVO a salutation or salute …1653 obs. rare
SALUTE – VERBS
– HAIL to salute, to greet; to receive with expressions of gladness, to welcome …c1200
– HAILSE to greet, to salute …a1300 obs.
– HALCH to hail, to salute, to greet …1515 obs.
– HALSE to hail, to salute, to greet …1375 obs.
– OBSALUTATE to offer to salute…1623 obs. rare
– SALEET to salute …1832 Sc. obs.
– SALUE to salute …c1300 obs.
SALVAGER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who salvages wrecks; one who saves property from wreck or destruction SAVER 1629
– a salvager; one employed on the sea-coast by the lord of the manor to see to his rights of salvage, wreck, or waif SALT-WAGER Bk1904 Eng. dial. obs.
SALVATION – ADJECTIVES
– SALUTIFEROUS conducive to well-being, safety, or salvation …c1540
– SALVATORY saving; imparting safety or salvation to …1830 rare
SALVATION – NOUNS
– HEAL spiritual health, well-being, or healing; salvation …901-9 obs.
– HEALNESS welfare; salvation …c897 obs.
– HEALTH spiritual, moral, or mental soundness or well-being; salvation …c1000 arch.
– SALUTE safety, well-being, salvation …1471 obs.
SALVATION ARMY – ADJECTIVES
– SALLY pert. to the Salvation Army …1950s US
SALVATION ARMY – NOUNS
– ARMY, THE the Salvation Army …20C colloq.
– CANARY in the Salvation Army: a written promise of a donation or subscription; at some of the meetings of the ‘Army’ instead of sending round the plate, the officers distribute slips of paper on which those present are invited to record their benevolent intentions; the original colour of the slips was yellow …Bk1891 sl.
– DOUGHNUT ARMY the Salvation Army …World War I Amer. sl.
– SAL the Salvation Army; a Salvation Army hostel …1910s colloq.
– SALLIE, SALLY the Salvation Army; a Salvation Army hostel …1915 sl.
– SALLY ANN the Salvation Army; a Salvation Army hostel …1915 US sl.
– SALLY ARMY the Salvation Army; a Salvation Army hostel …1915 US sl.
– SALLY BASH the Salvation Army …1970s sl.
– SALV’ the Salvation Army or one of its members …L19 Aust. sl.
– SALVARMY the Salvation Army or one of its members …L19 Aust. sl.
– SALVO the Salvation Army …1891 sl.
– SALVOSH the Salvation Army …2003 UK sl.
SALVATION ARMY – NOUNS, PERSON
– ALLELUIA LASS a young Salvation Army woman…L19 sl.
– GENERAL the head of the Salvation Army …1879
– HALLELUJAH-LASS a female member of the Salvation Army …B1900
– SALLIES members of the Salvation Army …1915 sl.
– SALLY a Salvation Army female …1883
– SALLY ANN a Salvation Army female …1920s Aust. sl.
– SALV’ the Salvation Army or one of its members …1886 Aust. sl.
– SALVARMY the Salvation Army or one of its members …L19 Aust. sl.
– SALVATIONER a member of the Salvation Army …1889 rare
– SALVATIONIST a member of the Salvation Army …1882
– SALVATION JUGGINS a member of the Salvation Army ..1909 sl.
– SALVATION ROTTER a member of the Salvation Army …1909 sl.
– SALVATION SALLY a Salvation Army girl …1883 Aust. sl.
– SALVATION SOUL-SNEAKER a member of the Salvation Army …L19 sl.
– SALVOS members of the Salvation Army …1891 sl.
SALVE – VERBS
– to anoint a wound or wounded part with salve or healing unguent SALVE a800 obs. or arch.