Reverse Dictionary: SAM – SAS


SAME – ADJECTIVES
ALIKE-MINDED having the same mind or purpose …1581 rare
ALL OF A KIDNEY much alike, of the same kind …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
ALL OF A MAKE of the same character throughout …1674 obs.
IDENTIFIC doing the same; concurring in action …1678 obs. rare
MACKLY similar, of the same make or kind; exactly alike; fitting nicely …1896 Eng. dial.
OF A WHATNESS of the same size, importance, value, etc. …1864 Amer. dial.
OF THE SAME LEAVEN of the same sort or character …1650
OF THE SAME QUILL of the same sort; alike …1927 Amer. dial.
SAMEN same …1815 Sc.
SAME SAME the same …1956 US Korean & Vietnam war usage
SAMEY-SAME the same …1956 US Korean & Vietnam war usage
VIVUAL identical, self-same …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
TAUTOOUSIOUS being absolutely the same …1846 

SAME – PHRASES
SAME DIFF exactly the same thing, no difference at all …1940s sl.
SAME DIFFERENCE exactly the same thing, no difference at all …1940s sl.
SAME OLD BAT, THE the same old way, as usual …1881 Eng. dial.
SAME OLD SAME OLD implies that nothing has changed in one’s life; used in response as to one’s current health or feelings …1972 sl., orig. African-American
SAME OLD SEVEN AND SIX,THE much as usual, the same as always, the same old routine …1863 Amer. dial.
SAME OLD SEVENTY-SIX, THE much as usual, the same as always, the same old routine …1981 Amer. dial.
SAME OLD SIX AND SEVEN,THE much as usual, the same as always, the same old routine …1915 Amer. dial.
SAME OLD SIXES AND SEVENS,THE much as usual, the same as always, the same old routine …1963 Amer. dial.
SAME OL’ SAME OL’ implies that nothing has changed in one’s life; used in response as to one’s current health or feelings …1970s sl., orig. African-American
SAME-O SAME-O implies that nothing has changed in one’s life; used in response as to one’s current health or feelings ..1972 sl., orig. African-American

SAME – VERBS
SERVE WITH THE SAME SAUCE to subject to the same kind of usage …1523


SAMOA – ADJECTIVES
– Samoan SAMI 1998 NZ sl.

SAMOA – NOUNS, PERSON
– a Samoan SA 1992 NZ sl.
– a Samoan SAMI 1982 NZ sl.
– a Samoan-American COCONUT-HEAD 20C US sl.


SAMPLE – NOUNS
– anything offered as a sample and intended to increase appetite or desire TEASER 1934 US sl.
– a sample EXAMPLE 1926 Amer. dial.
– a sample; a taste SAY 1813 Eng. dial.
– a sample; the make or pattern of anything MUSTA;  MUSTER 16C Anglo-Chinese & Anglo-Indian


SANCTIFIED, SANCTIFY – ADJECTIVES
SANCTIFIABLE capable of being sanctified …1894 rare
SANCTIFICATE sanctified, holy …c1485 obs. rare
SANCTIFICATIVE serving to sanctify or make holy …1607 obs. rare

SANCTIFIED etc. – VERBS
SANCTIFICATE to sanctify; to set apart as holy or sacred …a1677 rare


SANCTIMONIOUS – ADJECTIVES
MUMPING 1594 chiefly Sc. – grimacing or assuming a demure, sanctimonious, or melancholy expression; querulous, complaining
UNCTUOUS sanctimonious …1742 

SANCTIMONIOUS – NOUNS
SUNDAY FACE a sanctimonious expression; an affectedly solemn face …1756 chiefly Sc.

SANCTIMONIOUS – NOUNS, PERSON
BIBLE-BACK a sanctimonious, holier-than-thou person; hence, a clergyman, missionary, or proselytizer …1840 sl.
BIBLE-POUNDER a person who expounds or follows the Bible in an aggressive way, esp. a clergyman, a preacher; also, a sanctimonious Christian …1868 colloq. 
CHRISTER an over-pious or sanctimonious person …1921 US sl.
GOSPEL SHARK a preacher; a parson; a goody-goody or sanctimonious person …1897 Amer. dial.
GOSPEL SHARP a preacher; a parson; a goody-goody or sanctimonious person …1872 Amer. dial.
GOSPEL SHOOTER a preacher; a parson; a goody-goody or sanctimonious person …1900 Amer. dial.
SAINT a person of extraordinary holiness of life; a sanctimonious person; sometimes ironically, a person making an outward profession of piety …1563
HOLY WILLIE a sanctimonious, hypocritically pious person …L19 sl.

SANCTIMONIOUS – PHRASES
BUNG UP AND BILGE FREE referring to one whose behaviour, while utterly proper, errs towards the self-satisfied and sanctimonious …19C US sl.

SANCTIMONIOUS – VERBS
MUMP c1610 – to assume a demure, melancholy, or sanctimonious expression; to be silent and sullen; to sulk, to mope


SANCTION – NOUNS
ADMITTANCE the act of admitting as valid or satisfactory; acceptance, sanction …1598 obs.
RATIHABITATION approval, sanction …1502 obs. rare
RATIHABITION approval, sanction …1561

SANCTION – VERBS
ACCREDITATE to accredit; to give credit to someone for something; to vouch for, to sanction or countenance …1654 obs.
IMPROVE to approve, to sanction, to countenance …1702 obs.
RATIHABIT to express approval or sanction of …1678 Sc. obs.
SANCITE to sanction …1597 obs. rare


SANCTUARY – NOUNS
– a sanctuary ALSATIA 18C Eng. sl.
– a sanctuary in ancient Greece; a place to which access is restricted, esp. a sacred space or enclosure ABATON 1829
– sanctuary, refuge, asylum BAST 1894


SAND – ADJECTIVES
– of sand or soil: yielding SINKY 1827 rare
– producing sand SANDIFEROUS a1586 obs. rare

SAND – NOUNS
– a hard lump of sand; usually used by children for throwing at each other BOONDIE 20C Aust. sl.
– a sprinkling of sand on the street ST. GILES’S CARPET L19 London sl.
– a tract of sandy ground SANDLING 1784 Eng. dial.


SANDAL – NOUNS (also see SHOE)
AIR HEBREWS sandals …1960s US college sl.
AIR JESUS sandals…1992 US sl.
DESERT WELLIES sandals …1990s UK juvenile usage
FISHCAKES a type of ‘flip flop’ or sandal with laminated rubber soles …1988 Amer. dial.
GALILEE STOMPERS sandals, flip-flops …1970s homosexual sl.
GO-AHEAD a flat-heeled, thonged sandal …1962 Amer. dial.
GUATEMALY DIRT DOBBERS Bk1970 US sl. – sandals
HEBREW HOPPERS sandals …1970 US college sl.
JAPANESE SAFETY SHOES flip-flops, backless rubber sandals with thongs between the big toe and other toes …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
J.C. WATER WALKERS Bk1970 US sl. – sandals
JESUS WEEJUNS Bk1970 US students’ sl. – sandals
PAMPOOTEE;  PAMPOOTIE a kind of slipper or sandal of undressed cow-skin sewn together and tied across the instep; used in the Isles of Aran off the west coast of Ireland …1881 Irish
PAMPOOTER a kind of slipper or sandal of undressed cow-skin sewn together and tied across the instep; used in the Isles of Aran off the west coast of Ireland …1881 Irish
ROMAN CANDLE a sandal …20C rhyming sl.
SANDAL SHOON sandals …1602 arch.
SLAPS plastic flip-flops (sandals) …1976 US skateboarding usage
SLIP-SLOP a strap sandal with a wooden sole …1965 Barbados sl.
TIGER PAWS Bk1970 US sl. – Mexican sandals that have old tire treads for soles
ZORRIES inexpensive, practical foam rubber thong sandals …1990 US sl.


SANDBANK – NOUNS
– a sandbank PATCH Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– a sandbank; a ridge of sand or gravel formed by the sea AYRE 1539 chiefly Sc.
– a sandbank or small hill lying within or near a river BACH;  BACHE;  BATCH 1873 Eng. dial.


SANDBAR – NOUNS
– a bar of sand, etc.; a dividing ridge of land; an isthmus BALK;  BAULK 1538 obs.


SAND-CASTLE – NOUNS
– a sandcastle SANDY MILL 1788 Sc.
– a sand-castle on which children stand until it is washed away by the tide DILLY;  DILLY-CASTLE Bk1900 Sc.


SAND DOLLAR – NOUNS
– a sand dollar DOLLAR-FISH 1911 Amer. dial.


SAND-HILL – NOUNS
– a sand-hill SAND-TOT 1825 Eng. dial.
– a sand-hill or bank of sand blown up by the wind MEAL-BANK 1893 Eng. dial.
– a sand-hill or sandbank; generally in plural MEAL 1833 Eng. dial.


SANDSTORM – NOUNS
ARIZONA CLOUDBURST a sandstorm …1966 Amer. dial. jocular usage
BLACK DUSTER a heavy sandstorm …1962 Amer. dial.
IDAHO BRAINSTORM a dust-storm, a sandstorm …1934 Amer. sl.
IDAHO RAIN a dust-storm, a sandstorm …c1971 Amer. sl.
IDAHO SHOWER a dust-storm, a sandstorm …1934 Amer. sl.
OKLAHOMA RAIN a sandstorm or dust-storm …1919 US jocular usage
OREGON MIST a dust-storm, a sand-storm …1993 Amer. dial.


SANDWICH – NOUNS
– ACE a grilled cheese sandwich …Amer. lunch counter usage
BARB Bk1975 US sl. – a barbecued meat sandwich
BIG BOY Bk1975 US lunch-counter usage – a hamburger sandwich with two hamburgers on it
– BOAT a large sandwich made with Italian or French bread or a long bun, and a variety of meats, cheese, and vegetables; a submarine sandwich …1968 Amer. dial.
– BOMBER a large sandwich that’s a meal in itself; a submarine sandwich …1969 Amer. dial.
– BULKIE in Boston: a sandwich roll …1997 US sl.
– BUMSTEAD a large sandwich, layered with various ingredients; a ‘dagwood’ …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUTTIE, BUTTY orig. a slice of bread spread with butter; now: a filled sandwich; also, an open sandwich …1827 orig. Eng. dial.
– DAGWOOD a huge, usually multi-layered sandwich …1948 US sl.
– DODGER a sandwich …1925 services’ sl.
– DOUBLE-DECKER a food item consisting of two main layers, as a sandwich made with three slices of bread and two layers of filling …1825 Amer.
– FISHBURG a fish sandwich …1968 Amer. dial.
– GARBAGE BARGE a tuna fish sandwich …1985 US sl. 
– GREEDY DOG a sandwich in a large, long bun, that is a meal in itself …1969 Amer. dial. 
– GRINDER a large sandwich or filled roll, usually with several fillings; a submarine sandwich …1954 Amer. dial. 
– HALF-AND-HALF a ham and (Swiss) cheese sandwich …1967 Amer. dial.
HONEYMOON BURGER 1980s US lunch counter usage – a sandwich made with only bread and lettuce
– JEELY PIECE a jam sandwich …Sc.
– LONG BOY. a submarine sandwich …1965 Amer. dial.
– LONG JOHN a large sandwich, a submarine sandwich …1966 Amer. dial.
– PO-BOY a submarine sandwich …1960 Amer. dial.
– POOR BOY a submarine sandwich …1931 Amer. dial.
– POOR BOY SANDWICH a submarine sandwich …1938 Amer. dial.
– POOR MAN a submarine sandwich …1965 Amer. dial. 
– RAILROAD a sandwich in a much, larger, longer bun that is a meal in itself …1968 Amer. dial.
– RAILROADER a sandwich in a much, larger, longer bun that is a meal in itself …1968 Amer. dial.
– SAINT PAUL SANDWICH a sandwich with multiple fillings, one of which is egg …1943 Amer. dial.
– SAMBIE a sandwich …1976 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SAMBO a sandwich …1984 Aust. sl.
– SAMMIE a sandwich …1976 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SAMMO a sandwich …1930s Aust. & US sl.
– SANDBEEF a sandwich …L19 sl.
– SANGA;  SANGER a sandwich …1943 Aust. & Irish sl.
– SANGO a sandwich …1943 Aust. sl.
– SANGUISH a sandwich …1896 Sc.
– SARMIE;  SARMY a sandwich …1960s S. Afr. sl.
– SARNEY;  SARNIE;  SARNY a sandwich …1961 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– SLAB a sandwich …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– SLURPSWICH a gooey sandwich …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– TAVERN a sandwich of ground or shredded beef served on a bun …1951 Amer. dial.
– TOASTIE a toasted sandwich …colloq.
– TORPEDO a submarine sandwich …1965 Amer. dial.
– TORPEDO SANDWICH a submarine sandwich …1950 Amer. dial.
– WAD food, esp. a bun, cake, or sandwich; in all cases its filling qualities are more important than taste etc. …1919 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
– WEDGE a large sandwich, a submarine sandwich …1958 Amer. dial.
– WEDGIE a large sandwich, a submarine sandwich …1968 Amer. dial.
– ZEP a submarine sandwich or similar meat-and-cheese-filled roll …1951 Amer. dial.
– ZEPPELIN a submarine sandwich or similar meat-and-cheese-filled roll …1967 Amer. dial.
– ZONK a sandwich …1940s S. Afr. sl.
 
SANDWICH – PHRASES
– ALL THE WAY of sandwiches, etc. : served with all the possible extras, such as mustard, mayonnaise, lettuces, onions, etc. …Bk1994 sl. 


SANDWICH-BOARD MAN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a man carrying two advertisement boards suspended from the shoulders, one in front and the other behind SANDWICH-MAN 1864
– a person who wears a sandwich-board CADDIE 1981 Amer. dial.
– a sandwich-board man ANGEL Brit. sl.
– a sandwich-man ADVERTISEMENT CONVEYANCER L19 euphemism
– a sandwich man, carrying a pair of advertising boards around the streets SANDWICH M19 sl.


SANDY – ADJECTIVES
– of a sandy colour SANDED 1590 obs.
– somewhat sandy SANDISH 1664 obs. rare


SANE, SANITY – ADJECTIVES
ALL AT HOME quite sane …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
ALLISTER sane, in full possession of one’s mental faculties …Bk1898 Sc. obs.
ALL THERE in control of the mind, sane …1854 sl.
ALL THERE AND A HA’PORTH OVER sane, in one’s right mind …M19 sl.
COMPOS in control of the mind, sane …1809
COMPOS MENTIS in control of the mind, sane …1616
CONCOS-MANCOS sane, of sound mind, ‘compos mentis’ …1823 Sc.
FECKT Bk1900 Eng. dial. – competent, capable, sane
GLUED stable, sane …1980s sl., orig. US college usage
NATURAL in full possession of one’s wits or senses, normal …1714 Sc. obs.
RIGHT a1638 – mentally healthy; sane; competent to think and act
RIGHT-MINDED 1876 obs. rare – of sound mind, sane
THOROUGH wise, sane …Bk1905 Sc. & N. Ireland
VALID of the mind: sane, strong …1854 rare
WITH IT in control of the mind, sane …1961 sl.

SANE etc. – NOUNS
DEEP END the border between sanity and insanity …1950s Amer. sl.

SANE etc. – VERBS
BE ON THE BEAM to be on the right track; to be right; to be sane …1941
SANIFY to become sane or reasonable …1836
WIG OUT 1950s sl. – to become mentally unbalanced; to lose one’s sanity


SAN FRANCISCO – see CALIFORNIA


SANITARIUM – NOUNS
– a sanitarium, esp. at a boarding school SAN 20C sl.


SANITARY, SANITATION – ADJECTIVES
HYGEIAN pert. to health; healthy; relating to hygiene or medical science; sanitary …1766
HYGIANTIC relating to health; sanitary, hygienic …1815 rare
HYGIASTIC relating to health; sanitary, hygienic …1670

SANITARY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
SANITARIAN one who studies sanitation; one who is in favour of sanitary reform …1859
SANITARIST one who studies sanitation; one who is in favour of sanitary reform …1859
SANITARY ENGINEER an engineer skilled in the relation and application of the principles of public sanitation to engineering works and public improvements; one who is competent to design, construct, and operate public works as aids to public sanitation …1873
SANITATIONIST one who is skilled in or who advocates sanitation …1888
SANITIST one who studies sanitation; one who is in favour of sanitary reform …1882 rare

SANITARY etc. – VERBS
SANITATE to make sanitary …1882


SANITY – see SANE


SANTA CLAUS – NOUNS, PERSON
– Santa Claus CHRIST-KINKLE;  KRISKRINGEL;  KRISKING’L;  KRIS KRINGLE 1830


SAP – NOUNS
– sap, juice SUC 1551 obs.


SAPPHIRE – ADJECTIVES
– having the qualities of sapphire, esp. the colour SAPPHIRINE 1413
– of the nature of a sapphire SAPPHIRIC 1605 rare


SARCASM, SARCASTIC, SARCASTICALLY – ADJECTIVES
– ASSY mean; malicious; stubborn; impolite; sarcastic; debased …1980s sl.
BEHIND THE EARS Bk1970 US students’ sl. – sarcastic
– KNAGGY cross, snappish, querulous; irritable; sarcastic …1840 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NAGGLY touchy, fretful, sarcastic, quarrelsome; ill-natured …Bk1903 Sc.
– NAGGY cross, snappish, querulous; shrewish; irritable; ill-natured, bad-tempered, testy; sarcastic …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NETHERY ill-natured, sarcastic …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NETTERIE ill-natured, sarcastic …Bk1905 Sc.
– OFF-TAKING scoffing, mocking,  sarcastic, joking, waggish …1877 Sc. 
– SARCASMATICAL sarcastic …1716 obs. rare
– SARCASMICAL sarcastic …1602 obs. rare
– SARCASMOUS sarcastic; insulting …1663 obs.
– SARCASTICAL sarcastic …1641
– SARCKY;  SARCY;  SARKY sarcastic; ill-tempered …1934 sl., chiefly UK teen usage
– SNARKY irritable; touchy; sarcastic, snide …1906 Amer. sl.
– TAIRDIE peevish, ill-humoured, sulky, sarcastic …1825 Sc.
– TANTY-JAGGY offensive, sarcastic …1827 Sc.
– TARDIE peevish, ill-humoured, sulky, sarcastic …1825 Sc. 
 
SARCASM etc. – ADVERBS
 ACIDLY sourly, cuttingly, sarcastically …1674
– SARCASMATICALLY sarcastically …1716 obs. rare
– SARCASMICALLY sarcastically …1658 obs.
– TONGUE IN CHEEK sarcastically …Bk1995 US sl.
 
SARCASM etc. – NOUNS
– ACID cheek; impudence, heavy sarcasm …1910s sl.
– ACID DROPS barbed or sarcastic comments …Brit. sl.
– AD LIB a pointed, provocative or sarcastic comment …1920s sl., orig. US
– BACK-HANDER a sarcastic retort or snub …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BY-WIPE an indirect reproof or sarcasm …1641
– CUT an act whereby the feelings are deeply wounded, as a sarcasm, an act of unkindness, etc.; a severe disaster or misfortune; a blow, a shock …1568
– DIG a cutting or sarcastic remark
– JERK a lash of sarcasm; a cutting gibe …1590 obs.
MYCTERISM 1593 rare – a subtle or scornful jibe; a piece of sarcasm or irony; subtle mocking
– NAP a gibe, a sarcastic remark or reproof; a jeering way of speaking …1885 Sc.
– QUIPPIE;  QUIPPY a quip; a sharp or sarcastic remark directed against a person …1519 obs. rare
– SALT sarcasm, liveliness, pungency …1806 Sc.
– SARC;  SARK sarcasm …c1920 schools’ sl.
– SHY an attempt to damage by sarcasm or verbal attack …M19 sl.
– SNIPE a sarcastic answer to an impertinent question; a sarcasm …Bk1898 Eng. dial. 
SQUIB 1776 US – a sarcastic speech
 
SARCASM etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
HAM BONE Bk1970 US students’ sl. – a sarcastic person; an impudent person; a ‘wise guy’
– SARCAST a sarcastic writer or speaker …1654
– SARCESTICIST a sarcastic speaker …1899 Sc.
– SASSHOLE a sarcastic and witty person …2002 US sl. 
– SMART MOUTH belligerent, loud talk; disagreeable talk; a witty or sarcastic person …1930s African-American sl.
 
SARCASM etc. – VERBS
– BREAK IT OFF IN to rebuke sternly; to wound someone with a sarcastic or cutting retort …1906 Amer. dial.
– CHUCK OFF to speak sarcastically; to sneer …1901 Aust. & NZ sl. 
– COME THE ACID to behave in an unpleasant, aggressive, or overbearing manner; to speak in a sarcastic or caustic way …1917 UK sl.
– COME THE ACID DROP to speak in a caustic or sarcastic manner …1910s sl.
– COME THE OLD ACID to behave in an unpleasant, aggressive, or overbearing manner; to speak in a sarcastic or caustic way …1917 UK sl.
– COME THE OLD ACID DROP to be heavily sarcastic or especially impudent …1962 UK sl.
– CRACK to utter a wisecrack; to speak in a jesting or sarcastic manner …1811 Amer. sl.
– RIDE ONE BUG-HUNTING to subject one to merciless sarcasm or ridicule …1923 Amer. dial.
– SARCASMATIZE to speak sarcastically of …1716 obs. rare
– SCALE ON to treat someone sarcastically …1930s sl.
SCRATCH ONE’S MIND Bk1970 US high school sl. – to be sarcastic or flippant; to ‘get wise’
– SLING OFF to speak sarcastically; to sneer …1900 Aust. & NZ sl.


SARDINE – NOUNS
– a sardine SHARK 1916 nautical sl.
– a sardine; a herring OCEAN RAMBLER 1961 UK sl.
sardines sold in a can at a prison commissary PUSSY IN A CAN 1960s US prison sl.


SARDONIC – VERBS
– to speak in a sardonic manner; to offer insults; to wisecrack CRACK WISE 1921 Amer. sl., orig. criminals’ usage


SARSPARILLA – NOUNS
– sarsparilla, the dried root of Smilax officinalis, which at one time was used as a tonic SARPIDILLY 1920s Aust. sl.
– sarsparilla, the dried root of Smilax officinalis, which at one time was used as a tonic SARSE 1920s Aust. sl.


SASH – NOUNS
– a sash, a hat-band, a bandage; a ribbon, strap, band BEND c1000 obs.


SASSY – ADJECTIVES
– sassy; lively; bold FUNKY-ASS 1970 US sl.

SASSY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a sassy person; one who talks back MISS DISH Bk1972 homosexual sl.