Reverse Dictionary: SEC – SECZ


SECLUDE, SECLUDED, SECLUSION – ADJECTIVES
– carried on in seclusion or retirement; not public or practical UMBRATILE 1640
– remaining in seclusion or retirement UMBRATICAL 1636 obs.
– secluded, hidden SCOUSED Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– secluded, retired; confined to the shade or to retirement UMBRATIC 1839 rare

SECLUDE etc. – NOUNS
– a secluded place; a place of retirement or concealment, or a place far distant and out of the way JERICHO 1635

SECLUDE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who spends their time in seclusion or retirement UMBRATILE 1888

SECLUDE etc. – VERBS
– to live or spend time in seclusion, esp. enforcedly RUSTICATE 1829
– to seclude from; to shut off, to exclude IMMURE 1616 obs.


SECOND (time) – NOUNS
– a second, a moment, an instant TICK 1879 colloq.
– a second; a moment; a short space of time TICK-TACK 1881 Eng. dial.


SECONDHAND – ADJECTIVES
OXY having a second-hand or dated appearance; impoverished-looking …2003 UK sl.
SECOND-HANDED secondhand …1834 Amer. dial.

SECONDHAND – NOUNS
ABRAHAM a cheap clothier’s; a secondhand store …Bk1909 sl.
JUNKWARE old or discarded items or materials as a commodity that may be bought and sold; second-hand goods …1891 rare
LALLA SHOP a small shop dealing in cheap miscellany, and secondhand wares and clothing, generally thought to be disreputable and catering to a low grade patronage …1950 Amer. dial.
PASS-DOWN a piece of secondhand clothing …1965 Amer. dial.
PASS-ME-DOWN a piece of secondhand clothing …1965 Amer. dial.
PASS-ME-ON a piece of secondhand clothing …1965 Amer. dial.
PASS-ON a piece of secondhand clothing …1965 Amer. dial.
POLICE CLOTHES 1930s Irish sl. – free secondhand clothes distributed to the poor by the police
RABAIS inexpensive articles, secondhand goods …1886 Amer. dial.
RABAIS SHOP a small shop selling cheap or secondhand goods …1917 Amer. dial.
REACH-ME-DOWNS secondhand or ready-made clothes …1832
THANK-YOU-SIR a secondhand article of clothing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
VINNIES; VINNY’S the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; hence, their second-hand clothes shops …1980s Aust. & NZ sl.

SECONDHAND – NOUNS, PERSON
WARDROBE DEALER a dealer in secondhand clothes …1896


SECOND-RATE – ADJECTIVES
– ADOBE Mexican; hence, second-rate, inferior …19C US sl., derogatory
 ALLEY;  ALLY second-rate …1990s US college sl.
– ASSY insignificant, second-rate, unimportant …2000s African-American sl.
– BAG-BITING infuriatingly objectionable or second-rate …1983 Amer. computers’ sl.
 BEAT-ASS second-rate …2000s US sl.
– BODGER of low quality; bad; inferior; second-rate; unsatisfactory …1945 Aust. sl.
 BUSH second-rate, amateurish …1959 US sl.
 BUSH-LEAGUE petty, mediocre, trivial, inconsequential, second-rate …1908 US sl.
– CACKY disgusting; contemptible; worthless; second-rate …1970s sl.
– CAGMAG inferior, second-rate, spurious; unwholesome, decaying; coarse, worthless, rubbishy …1859 Eng. dial.
– CHICKEN-PLUCKING second-rate, vulgar, insignificant …1960s US sl.
– CHUMP unsophisticated, second-rate, provincial …20C sl.
– CHUMP-ASS unsophisticated, second-rate, provincial …20C sl.
– CHUMPISH unsophisticated, second-rate, provincial …20C sl.
– CONKY sub-standard, inferior, second-rate …L19 sl.
– CRUDDY bad, second-rate, of poor quality; crummy, lousy …1935 sl.
– DARK bad, inferior, unpleasant, second-rate, nasty …1980s UK sl.
– DRONGO second-rate, worthless …1945 Aust. sl.
– EXCREMENTAL unpleasant, disgusting; second-rate …1960s euphemism for ‘shitty’
– FAGGOTY cowardly, useless, second-rate …1960s sl.
– FARANDINICAL of the nature of farandine (17th century cloth); hence, second-rate, worthless …1675 obs. rare
– FLUNKY ignorant, second-rate …L19 US sl.
– GREASY-SACK poor, second-rate …1942 Amer. dial.
– GUNGEY;  GUNGY second-rate, inferior, spoilt …1979 sl.
– HADDIT, HAD IT useless, second-rate …1960s NZ sl.
– HALF-AND-HALF second-rate …M19 sl.
– HALF-ARSE;  HALF-ASS careless, ineffectual, inadequate, incompetent, second-rate; mediocre, insignificant, unsatisfactory …M19 sl.
– HALF-ARSED;  HALF-ASSED careless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, ineffectual, incompetent, second-rate …1865 US sl.
– HOLE IN THE WALL second-class, inferior …M19 sl., orig. US
– LEMON useless; second-rate …1900s US sl.
– LOUSE second-rate …1940s US sl.
– LOW-RENT second-rate; bargain-basement …1975 colloq.
– MICKEY second-rate, corny …1950s US sl.
– NAFF second-rate, workaday …1969 sl.
– NAPH second-rate, workaday …1990s sl.
– OFF-BRAND second-rate …1960s sl., orig. African-American
– OF SORTS undistinguished, second-rate, barely adequate … …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ONE-HORSE small and insignificant; unimportant; second-rate, inferior …1853 Amer. dial.
– PANTS rubbish, second-rate, inferior …1990s sl.
– PORK-AND-BEAN(S) basic, unenterprising, second-rate …1910s US sl.
– PORKY second-rate, inferior …1900s US sl.
– QUIFF second-rate, lightweight …1960s US sl.
– RAGGED of a person or object: second-rate, inferior …L18 sl.
– RAGGEDY;  RAGGETY;  RAGIDY run-down, second-rate, dilapidated …1930s African-American sl.
– RANK second-rate, inferior, disgusting …M18 sl.
– RANK-ASS second-rate, inferior, disgusting …M18 sl.
– SCANKY dirty, second-rate, unattractive, cheap-looking, ugly, promiscuous …1970s sl., orig. African-American
– SCHWAG second-rate, inferior, bad …1990s US students’ sl.
– SCROUNGY inferior, second-rate, grubby …20C US sl.
– SHANK-ASS dirty, second-rate, unattractive, cheap-looking, ugly, promiscuous …1970s sl., orig. African-American
– SHANKY dirty, second-rate, unattractive, cheap-looking, ugly, promiscuous …1970s sl., orig. African-American
– SHITTY unpleasant, disgusting; mediocre, second-rate …1879 sl.
– SHYPOO inferior; shoddy; second-rate …L19 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SKANKY dirty, second-rate, unattractive, cheap-looking, ugly, promiscuous …1975 sl., orig. African-American
– SKETCHY second-rate …1990s US students’ sl.
SMALL-TIME 1915 – insignificant; trivial; worthless; second-rate, unimportant
– SNUFFY second-rate, inferior …1888 Eng. dial.
– TINHORN second-rate, inferior, superficially flashy …L19 sl.
– TINNY cheap, second-rate …1920s sl.
– TWO-DOLLAR second-rate …1990s US sl.
– UNDER THE ARM second-rate, inferior, bad …1937 Brit. sl.
– WACK;  WHACK second-rate, inferior, phony, unsatisfactory, unacceptable, very bad …1984 African-American sl.
– WACK-ASS second-rate, phony, unsatisfactory …1980s African-American sl.
– WACKED;  WHACKED second-rate, phony, unsatisfactory …1980s African-American sl.
 
SECOND-RATE – INTERJECTIONS
– WHAT A BEANFEAST! a satirical remark intended to underline that the situation is in fact far from a ‘beanfeast’, but in fact second-rate, poor, etc. …L19 sl.
 
SECOND-RATE – NOUNS
– BAGBITER a thing that is infuriatingly objectionable, second-rate, or the like …1982 Amer. computers’ sl.
– CLINKER something second-rate, inferior, esp. a performance …1950s sl.
– CODGE-JOB a second-rate piece of work …19C US sl.
 
SECOND-RATE – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAGBITER a person that is infuriatingly objectionable, second-rate, or the like …1982 Amer. computers’ sl.
– CLINKER a second-rate, worthless person …1950s sl.
– HAM AND EGGER an average person; a person who is below par, a second-rate person …1932 Amer. dial.
– MOPERY a second-rate person …1970s sl.
– PORK-AND-BEANER a second-rate person …1910s US sl.
– SCHLAPPER an insignificant person; a second-rater …1940s sl., orig. US
– SCHLEPPER an idler, a worthless or ineffectual person; an oaf, a slob, a jerk, a stupid or awkward person; an insignificant person; a second-rater …1947 sl. orig. US
– SCLEPPER an insignificant person; a second-rater …1940s sl., orig. US
– TANKER a second-rate person …1929 sl. 
– VARNISH a second-rate person, one who is inadequate …1902 UK society usage


SECRECY, SECRET, SECRETIVE, SECRETLY – ADJECTIVES
– ABSTRUSE concealed, hidden, secret …1602 obs.
– ACROAMATIC pert. to hearing; hence, privately communicated by oral teaching to chosen disciples only; esoteric, secret …1632
– ACROAMATICAL pert. to hearing; hence, privately communicated by oral teaching to chosen disciples only; esoteric, secret …1580 obs.
– ACROATIC pert. to hearing; hence, privately communicated by oral teaching to chosen disciples only; esoteric, secret …1655-50
– BACK ROOM secret; concealed …Bk2006 US sl.
 BLAB-TONGUED talkative; unable to keep a secret …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CABINET private, confidential, secret 
– CLANCULAR clandestine; secret; private; concealed …1621 obs.
– CLANCULARIOUS private, secret; unknown; clandestine, underhand …1656 obs.
– CLANCULARY secret, private; clandestine, underhand …1563 obs.
– CLOSE AS AN OYSTER silent, secretive …L19 US sl.
– CLOSE AS OAK very retentive of secrets; secretive …17C colloq.
– CLOSET secret; concealed …Bk2006 US sl.
– COPA confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– COPACETIC;  COPASETIC confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– COPASETTY confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– COPESETTE confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– COPUS confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– DARK of a person: secret; silent as to any matter; reticent; that conceals his thoughts …1675
– DATCHIE hidden, secret …19C Sc.   
– DERN secret, obscure …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DOLO secret …1990s US students’ sl.
– DOWN LOW covert, secret …1990s African-American sl.
– CLOSE AS AN OYSTER silent, secretive …L19 US sl.
– CLOSE AS OAK very retentive of secrets; secretive …17C colloq.
– HIDDENMOST most hidden or secret …L19
– HIDLINGS hidden, secret, underhand, clandestine …L18 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HUGGRY-MUGGRY secret, clandestine …B1900 Sc.
– HUSH secret …1944
– HUSH-HUSH secret …1916 UK military origins
– KOPASETIC confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– KOPASETTE confidential, secret …1950s sl.
– LEAKY undependable with a secret …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– LONG-LUGGED eager to listen to secrets or scandal, given to eavesdropping …1901 Sc.
MYSTIC a1625 obs. rare – secret, concealed
MYSTICAL 1600 obs. – secret, concealed; unconfessed
– OBSCURE secret, concealed …1792 Sc. obs.
– OPERTANEOUS of secret, hidden, or covert nature; done in private, hidden from view, concealed …1656 obs. rare
– QUIET acting or living quietly; remaining hid or secret; fast asleep …1533 Sc. obs.
– QUIET-SIDE secret …1976 US sl.
– SHUT-MOUTHED silent, secretive, reserved …1909 Amer. dial.
– SNEAKY underhanded or secretive …1833
– UNDER COVER in hiding, secret, clandestine …1928 US criminals’ sl.
– UNDERGROUND hidden, concealed, secret …1677
– UNDERHAND secret, clandestine, surreptitious …1592 
– UNDER ONE’S HAT secret …L19 US sl.
– UNDER THE BED clandestine, secret, corrupt …M19
– UNDER THE TABLE clandestine, secret, corrupt …M19
– UNDER WRAPS secret …1939 sl.
 
SECRECY etc. – ADVERBS
 ABSTRUSELY secretly, in a concealed manner …1611 obs. rare
– BEHIND HAND in secret, in an underhand way …Bk1905 Sc.
– BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND JACK MUM secretly, in confidence …20C Irish sl.
– BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND THE GATE-POST secretly; in confidence …1871 Amer. dial.
– BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND THE LAMP POST secretly; in confidence …1941 Amer. dial.
– BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND THE POST secretly; in confidence …1796 Amer. dial.
– BETWIXT YOU AND ME AND THE GATE between ourselves …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BY THE BACK DOOR secretly or unofficially …Bk1999 
– HIDLINGS in a hidden way, secretly …ME Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HIDLINS secretly, stealthily, clandestinely …a1225 Sc.
– HUDDLE-MUDDLE secretly …1790 Sc. obs.
– HUGGRY-MUGGRY secretly …B1900 Sc.
– IN HIDLINGS in secret, secretly …LME Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 ON THE DOWN-LOW in secret; of a man: secretly engaged in homosexual activity …1992
– ON THE FLY in secret; sneakily …chiefly Sc.
– ON THE Q.T. surreptitiously, on the quiet; secretly …1884 sl.
– ON THE SIDE secretly; often used with reference to extramarital sexual affairs
– ON THE SNEAK TIP in secret …1995 US sl.
– SCOUK secretly, in a hidden manner …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SKOOK in a hidden manner, secretly, furtively, with a gloomy, scowling mien …1866 Sc.
– SNIDE secretly; deceitfully …1999 UK sl.
– SUB ROSA secretly, confidentially …Bk1904 colloq.
– SUBTERRANEOUSLY secretly; in the dark …1791
– UNBESEEN unobserved, secretly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNDER BANISTY secretly, surreptitiously …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– UNDERFOOT quietly, secretly …1860 rare
– UNDERGROUND in secrecy or concealment; in a hidden or obscure manner …1632 
– UNDER THE WIND secretly, by underhand means …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNDER-THUMB secretly; in an underhand manner …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
SECRECY etc. – NOUNS
– BIGOT highly secret information; a code word …World War II Amer. sl.
– BUG UNDER THE CHIP a secret …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CAB a small number of persons secretly united in the performance of some undertaking …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– COLLOGUE a private talk; a secret plan or scheme …E19
– CUDDLE-MUDDLE a secret conversation, often, with evil intent …19C Sc.
– CUGGER-MUGGER a confabulation, a secret conversation; a whispering, a gossiping in a low voice …1862 Ireland
– DEAD QUIET absolute secrecy …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DEAL an underhand or secret transaction; a trade of questionable legality; a mutually beneficial commercial or political arrangement …1881 US sl.
– DEEPSHIP a profound secret or mystery …a1225 obs. rare
– DERN a hidden thing; a secret …a1000 obs.
– DERN secrecy, concealment, privacy …a1250 obs. exc. Sc.
– DIRT gossip; scandal; incriminating secrets …Bk2006 US sl.
– HEN ON, A an urgent, important, or secret plan or project in the making …1878 Amer. dial.
– HEN ON THE NEST, A an urgent, important, or secret plan or project in the making …1949 Amer. dial.
– HIDDEN HAND a secret or occult influence, esp. of a malignant character
– HIDLINGS hiding places, secret places …E16
– HIDLINGS secret or clandestine operations …E19
– HUSH-HUSH a secret …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HUSH-HUSH STUFF a secret …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IRISH WHISPER a saying something aloud when whispering would have been more appropriate, as a secret …1985 Amer. dial.
– IVY-BUSH a place of concealment or retirement; a secret place, a hiding place …1699
– MASONICS secrets …L19 UK society sl.
– MASONRY secret signs and passwords …M19 sl.
– MILK IN THE COCONUT the secret; the heart of the matter …1840
– MUM a secret …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NO-CAN-TELL a secret …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– OCCULT something hidden or secret …1656 obs. rare
– SNEAK GO any secretive action …1989 Aust. sl.
– TAPINAGE hiding, concealment, secrecy …a1300 obs.
– THIN SECRET a secret easily seen through …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TICHEL any article kept secretly …Bk1905 Sc.
– UNDERDEALING underhand or secret action …1649 obs.
 
SECRECY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BABBLER one who tells too freely what he knows; a prating gossip; a teller of secrets; a blabber; a talebearer …1555
– BASKET a person who can’t keep a secret …1975 Amer. dial.
– BEWRAYER he who bewrays or reveals; a person who discovers a thing which should be concealed; a divulger of secrets; a  betrayer …c1440
– BIG MOUTH a person who tells secrets; someone who talks too much or too loudly …Bk2006 US sl.
– BLAB an open-mouthed person; one who has not sufficient control over his tongue; a revealer of secrets or of what ought to be kept private; a babbler, a tattler, a telltale …c1374
– BLABBER one who blabs; one who reveals secrets; a telltale …1557
– BLABBERER one who reveals secrets; a telltale, a tattler …c1375
– BLABBERGUTS one who talks too much or betrays secrets; a gossip; a telltale …1977 US sl.
– BLABBERMOUTH one who reveals secrets, a telltale, a gossip, an indiscreet talker …1916 sl., orig. US
– BLOBBER-MOUTH a talkative person; one who will not keeps secrets …1949 Amer. dial.
– BLOB-TONGUE one who blurts out a secret; a telltale; a blab; a gossip …1886 Eng. dial.
– CACKLE one who chats or gossips; a telltale, tattler, or blabber; one who divulges a secret …a1225 sl.
– CACKLER one who chats or gossips; a talkative person; a telltale, tattler, or blabber; one who divulges a secret …a1400 sl.
– CLOSET CASE anyone who does anything in secret …M20 US colloq.
– DARK HORSE a person who keeps things about themselves secret …1917 Aust. sl.
– GAB one who talks excessively; a loquacious speaker; a chatterbox; a tattler; one who cannot keep a secret…1822 Sc.
– LAB;  LABBE a blab; a telltale; a great talker; a chatterbox; a gossip; one who cannot keep a secret …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LAB-O’-THE-TONGUE a chatterbox, tattler; one who cannot keep a secret …1746 Eng. dial.
– LONG-TONGUE a chatterbox, talebearer, telltale, gossip, blabber, a divulger of secrets; an unusually talkative woman; a scold …1847
– MIGHTY MOUTH someone who talks too much and spreads gossip or reveals secrets …1974 sl.
– MOUTH a person who is a gossip; one who is known to divulge confidences or secrets …Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– MOUTHAR a chatterbox; a gossip; one who cannot be trusted to keep secrets …1970 W. Indies
– MOUTHY GUY one who cannot keep a secret …1990 
MYSTERY MAN 1922 – a man about whom little or nothing is known; a secretive man
– OPEN-GOB a talkative person; one who reveals secrets …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– SHUT-MOUTH a person who says little; a silent, secretive or reserved person …1891 Amer. dial.
– SIEVE one who cannot keep a secret …1668
– SILENTIARY someone sworn to keep state secrets secret
– TALE-PAT a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets …1808 Sc.
– TALE-PYET a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets; an informer, a tattler …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TATTLE-TALE one who discloses confidences or secrets; one who informs on or betrays others; a telltale; a talebearer; a whistle-blower …1889 colloq, orig. US
 
SECRECY etc. – PHRASES
– BETWEEN YOU AND ME AND THE BED-POST in all confidence or secrecy …1830
– MUM’S THE WORD used as injunction not to reveal a secret …a1704 sl.
– QUIET IS KEPT used to request secrecy after making a revelation …2000s African-American sl.
– UNDER WRAPS kept in secret …1939 UK sl.
 
SECRECY etc. – VERBS
– BEWRAY to divulge or revel secrets prejudicially …c1386 arch.
– BIG-MOUTH to spread secrets around …Bk2006 US sl.
– BLABBERMOUTH to tell secrets in public …Bk2006 US sl.
BLAB OFF Bk1975 US sl. – to reveal a secret; to say what  is better left unsaid
 BLARE to let out secrets, to blab …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BLART to let out a secret; to spread abroad news or scandal …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BLASH to make public, to reveal secrets …1891 Eng. dial.
– BLATE OUT to blurt out, esp. a secret …1909 Amer. dial.
 BLOACH to divulge secrets; to blab …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLOW to speak revealingly; to give away secret information …1575
BLOW OFF ONE’S MOUTH c1910 US sl., arch. – to talk too much; to reveal a secret
BLOW OFF ONE’S TRAP c1910 US sl., arch. – to talk too much; to reveal a secret
BLOW OFF ONE’S YAP c1910 US sl., arch. – to talk too much; to reveal a secret
– BLOW THE GAFF to let out a secret; to reveal a plot; to give convicting evidence …1812 sl.
– BLUTTER to give hasty utterance to; to blurt out; to talk foolishly; to tell what ought to be kept secret …1680 obs. exc. Sc.
– CACKLE to talk idly, esp. in the sense of telling secrets …1698 criminals; sl.
– CHEEP to tell or reveal; to betray a secret; to mention, to hint at …1903 Amer. dial.
– CLAP THE THUMB ON to keep secret, to conceal; to remain silent …1897 Sc. 
– COLLIFOBBLE to talk secretly together …19C Eng. dial.
– CRACK HARDY to keep a secret …20C Aust. sl.
– CUDDLE-MUDDLE to speak in a secret, muttering voice …Bk1866 Sc.
​- DERN to hide, to conceal, to keep secret …c893 obs.
– DROP A BUG IN ONE’S EAR to tell one a secret or put one on to a secret; to give somebody a hint for his own good …1965 Amer. dial.
– FERSCHNAPP ONESELF to let the cat out of the bag, to reveal a secret …1970 Amer. dial.
– HAVE A HEN ON to have an urgent, important, or secret plan or project in the making …1916 Amer. dial.
– HAVE A HEN ON THE NEST to have an urgent, important, or secret plan or project in the making …1949 Amer. dial.
– HEAL to hide, to conceal; to keep secret …1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HEAL ON A PERSON to keep anyone’s secrets, not to betray or reveal them …1827 Sc.
– HEAR A BIRD SING to receive private or secret information …1597
– KEEP A STIFF LIP to keep quiet, to maintain a secret …1970s African-American sl.
– KEEP DARK to keep secret …1681 colloq.
– KEEP ONE’S GUTS to keep a secret, to be discreet …1927 Amer. dial.
– KEEP UP to keep secret or undivulged …1678 obs.
– LAB to blab, to let out secrets …1377 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LABA-LABA;  LABBA-LABBA to chatter, to gossip; to betray secrets …1960s W. Indies
– LANE to conceal, to keep secret, to connive at …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– LET SOMEONE IN ON to impart otherwise secret or privileged information …20C sl.
– LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG to disclose a secret or a trick …c1750
– LET THE CAT OUT OF THE SACK to disclose a secret …1967 Amer. dial.
– LET THE CAT OUT OF THE WALLET to give away a secret or tell a piece of news too soon; to let the cat out of the bag …1804 Amer. dial.
– PASS to pass on gossip, to tell tales, to betray confidences …1908 Sc. 
– PUT A BUG IN ONE’S EAR to tell one a secret or put one on to a secret; to give somebody a hint for his own good …1909 Amer. dial.
PUT ONE’S BUSINESS IN THE STREET Bk1970 US students’ sl. – to tell one’s secrets
– PUT ONE’S THUMB ON IT to keep secret, to conceal; to remain silent …1905 Sc. 
– QUATCH to betray; to tell a secret …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIDDLE to give away a secret or tell a piece of news too soon …1969 Amer. dial.
– RAP OFF to speak inconsiderately; to let out secrets …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SCOUK to skulk; to scowl; to look angry, sulky, or furtive; to go about in a secret, guilty manner …1845 Sc.
– SCREAM ON ONE to give away a secret or to betray the confidence of someone; to tell; to inform; to attack …1960s African-American sl.
– SKOOK to skulk; to scowl; to look angry, sulky, or furtive; to go about in a secret, guilty manner …1845 Sc.
– SPLIT to disclose, to reveal secrets …M19 sl.
– UNDERFIND to discover something secret; to find out …B1900 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– VENT to disclose, to divulge, or let out a secret, etc. …1678 obs.
– WARD to carefully keep a secret …1881 rare
– YED to work secretly; to conquer by stratagem …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SECRET AGENT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a secret agent or spy BLACK OPERATOR 1884 Amer. euphemism 


SECRETARY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a female secretary or personal assistant GAL FRIDAY;  GIRL FRIDAY 1930s sl., orig. US
– a secretary and helper WOMAN FRIDAY Bk1998 
– a senior secretary MOTHER 1977 UK civil service usage


SECRETE – VERBS
– to secrete, to hide; to shelter; to take shelter SCOG 1822 Sc.
– to secrete; to put anything carefully aside BALFURD Bk1898 Sc.


SECT – NOUNS
SECTIUNCLE;  SECTIUNCULE a small, insignificant religious body; a little or petty sect…1851 rare


SECTION – NOUNS
– a section, a small part, a corner, or division CANTLING 1674 obs. rare
– a section, or segment, cut out of anything CANTLE c1440
– a section, portion, fraction; a part or division of a whole DEAL a800 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a small section SECTIUNCLE;  SECTIUNCULE 1838 rare


SECULAR – NOUNS, PERSON
– a secular person MAN OF THE WORLD c1200 obs.


SECURE, SECURED, SECURELY – ADJECTIVES
HASPED fastened up, secured …1891 Eng. dial.
JEOPARDLESS free from risk or peril; safe, secure …1549 obs.
ON EASY STREET living a secure, comfortable life …L19 sl. 
SICKER free from danger or harm; secure, safe …c897 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SICKER having a sense of security; confident …a1340 obs.
UNDANGERED safe, secure …c1400 
WALL-FAST secure within walls …1593 obs.

SECURE etc. – ADVERBS
FASTLY closely, securely …c1050 obs.
HARD tightly, firmly, securely …1889 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SICKER securely; without risk of falling or shifting …a1586 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SOLID secure, free of problems …1920s US sl.

SECURE etc. – NOUNS
SICKERNESS the state or condition of being secure; freedom from danger or harm …c1230 obs. exc. Sc.

SECURE etc. – VERBS
BAG to gain, to achieve, to secure, or win for oneself, esp. after repeated attempts …1911 Amer. sl.
CAFFLE to take, to hold, to secure …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
FORFEND to secure, defend, or protect by precautionary measures …1592 now chiefly Amer.
HANDLE to receive or get money from; to secure; to get hold of …1823 Sc. & Eng. dial.
HANK to fasten, to secure, to tie up; to fasten with a loop …1812 Sc. & Eng. dial.
MAKE to fasten, to secure, to make fast …1804 Eng. dial.
MAKE A BID FOR to try to secure
NAB to obtain for oneself; to secure …1925 Amer. sl.
NAIL to take or obtain for oneself; to secure; to make sure of …1732 sl., orig. criminals’ usage
SAVE to make a place secure …1338 obs.
SICKER to secure, to make sure or certain of; to make fast, to fix firmly …1708 now rare or obs.
TACHE to fasten, to attach, to fix, to secure a person or thing …a1310 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
WARISH to guard, to secure, to protect, to preserve; to save, to rescue …c1350 obs.


SECURITY (safety) – NOUNS
– security; exemption from injury or loss as a consequence of any action IMPUNITY 1800
– security from danger, peace; the condition of being spared ORE c1205 obs.
– something that gives security and comfort SUGAR TIT 1892 Amer. sl.

SECURITY (safety) – PHRASES
– that exhibits poor security; said of banks, etc (‘blagging’ = a robbery with violence) GAGGING FOR A BLAGGING 2001 UK sl. 


SECURITY (pledge) – NOUNS
– security, a pledge WAGE 1338 obs.
– security, pledge; something of value deposited to ensure the performance of some action, and liable to forfeiture in case of non-performance GAGE 1457

SECURITY (pledge) – VERBS
– to give as security or a pledge WAGE c1320 obs.


SECURITY GUARD  – NOUNS, PERSON
– a private security guard MICKEY MOUSE COP 1976 US sl.
– a security guard SQUARE BADGE 1980s US sl.
– a security guard, or police patrolman; a prison guard or corrections officer HACK Bk1914 criminals’ sl.