Reverse Dictionary: SHAM – SHD


SHAM – ADJECTIVES
AFFECTATIOUS of the nature of affectation; pretentious, fake, sham, feigned …1687 obs. rare
DUMMY counterfeit, sham …1846
FLAMBUGINOUS of the nature of a ‘flam’; nonsensical, sham, whimsical …1813 rare
​- FLASH sham or counterfeit
MARGARINE sham, bogus, falsified, false …1891
SHNIDE;  SNIDE false, counterfeit, sham, bogus, phony, fake; hence, mean, contemptible, underhand …1859 UK
SNIDEY false, counterfeit, sham, bogus; hence, mean, contemptible, underhand …1859 UK
SPOOF fake, spurious, sham …L19 sl.

SHAM – NOUNS
ABRAHAM-WORK shams of all kinds, false pretenses …Bk1909 cant
BLEFLUM a sham, an illusion, what has no reality in it …Bk1911 Sc.
BLEPHUM a sham …Bk1911 Sc.
FAKE a dodge, a sham, a swindle, some form of fraudulent money-making scheme; a dishonest stratagem or action …1829 sl.
FALSING shamming, malingering …1940s Aust. sl.
FALSITY a counterfeit, sham …1780 rare
FA-SAY a pretense, a sham …Bk1900 Sc.
FLAM a falsehood, deception, or sham …chiefly Eng. dial.
IDOL a fictitious personation; a counterfeit, sham; a pretender …1590 obs.
MAKE-LOOK a made-up appearance; a sham …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
STUMER a worthless cheque; something sham …1890

SHAM – NOUNS, PERSON
ONPUT one who puts on an act; a pretender, a shammer …1958 Sc. 

SHAM – VERBS
ABRAHAM to sham, esp. to avoid something by feigning illness …1990s Brit. rhyming sl.
MIMICATE to mimic; to pretend, sham …1824 Sc. obs.
MIMP to make believe; to sham, to pretend …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SHAMBLE, SHAMBLING – ADJECTIVES
SCHAMLICH shambling, weak-limbed, puny …Bk1904 Sc.
SCLATCHY shambling, ungainly in movement …1897 Sc.

SHAMBLE etc. – NOUNS
BACHLING shambling, stumbling …1583 Sc.

SHAMBLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BAMBLER a person who shambles, or walks unsteadily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BAUCHLE a shambler, a ne’er-do-well …1829 Sc.
SCHLATCHER-FEET a nickname for an awkward, shambling person …1902 Sc. 

SHAMBLE etc. – VERBS
BAMBLE to shamble, to walk unsteadily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BAUCHLE to shamble, to walk loosely; to wear shoes out of shape …1856 Sc.
LAGGER to walk lazily or with difficulty as in carrying a heavy burden; to shamble …1866 Sc.
SCAMBLE to shamble, to walk awkwardly; to run hastily and irregularly …1777 Eng. dial.
SCHAMLICH to walk with a shambling gait …Bk1904 Sc.
SHAMMICK to walk in a shambling or idle way; to saunter, to mosey; to move slowly …1927 Amer. dial.
SHAMMOCK to walk in a shambling or idle way; to saunter, to mosey; to move slowly …E18 Eng. & Amer. dial.
SHAMMUCK to walk in a shambling or idle way; to saunter, to mosey; to move slowly …1925 Amer. dial.
SHUMMICK to walk in a shambling or idle way; to saunter, to mosey; to move slowly …1913 Amer. dial.
YAUCHLE to shamble, to walk in an awkward shuffling manner; to walk with difficulty …1887 Sc.


SHAME, SHAME-FACED, SHAMEFACEDNESS – ADJECTIVES (also see ASHAMED)
ADASHED put to shame …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BASHFUL exciting a feeling of shame …1559 obs.
BLACK-BURNING causing intense blushing or shame …Bk1911 Sc. 
DUSTED shamed, humiliated …1980s sl.
FALSE of shame, pride: arising from mistaken notions …1791
HANGED-LIKE shame-faced, hangdog like …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
IGNOMINIOUS involving shame, disgrace, or obloquy; shameful, disgraceful, discreditable …1526
IGNOMIOUS involving shame, disgrace or obloquy; disgraceful, shameful …1574 obs.
MAKE-SHAME causing shame …1850
OF-SHAMED put to shame, ashamed …c1000 obs.
PUDENT having a sense of shame or decency; modest; delicate …1908 rare
PUDIBUNDOUS shame-faced; bashful; modest …1656 obs.
SHAMEFACED showing shame, abashed …L19
SHAMEFAST showing shame; abashed …ME obs.
SHUTTERED in a state of total ignominy …L19 sl.
SMOOTY-FACED shy, bashful, modest, shame-faced …B1900 Eng. dial.
VERECUNDOUS modest, shamefaced, demure …1656

SHAME etc. – INTERJECTIONS/PHRASES
AIN’T NO SHAME IN MY GAME used to express a lack of shame when engaged in an activity that might shame others…2002 US sl.
DEAD TO SHAME no longer capable of feeling shame; grown hardened to shame
FOR SHAME! a reproof to a person for not feeling or showing shame
SHAME ON YOU! you should be ashamed

SHAME etc. – NOUNS
ABUSION violation of law or right, outrage, wrong; anything opposed to propriety; bad or improper usage; corrupt or shameful fact or practice …c1374 obs.
ADOXY ignominy, shame; slander, infamy …1656 obs.
ATIFER shame or regret at certain word or act …1920 Sc.
BASHMENT confusion from surprise or sudden check; discomfiture, shame …c1325 obs.
BISMER shame, disgrace, reproach, mockery, scorn …c893 obs.
DEFAMATION the bringing of ill fame or dishonour upon any one; disgrace, shame …1303 obs.
FASH confusion, shame …1841 Eng. dial.
IGNOMINY dishonour, disgrace, shame; infamy; the condition of being in disgrace, etc. …1540
IGNOMY dishonour, disgrace, shame; infamy …1534 obs.
OPPROBRIOUSNESS opprobrium, shame, disgrace …a1540 obs.
OPPROBRY a condition of infamy, shame, disgrace, or reproach …1432-50 obs.
PUDENCY modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness …1605
SHOND shame, disgrace, infamy; scandal …a900 obs.
SIN a pity; a shame …c1300, now chiefly Sc.
SKELETON IN THE CLOSET, A a secret source of shame or pain to a family or person …1855
SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD, A a secret source of shame or pain to a family or person …1859
VERGOYNE shame …1484 obs.

SHAME etc. – VERBS
BESHAME to shame; to be ashamed …1889 Eng. dial.
CATAMIDIATE to put one to open shame and punishment for some notorious offense; to scorn, to defame …1656 obs.
DASH to confound, to put to shame, to abash …1570
FASH to shame, to cast down …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FEEL MEAN to feel ashamed of one’s unpleasant conduct …M19 sl.
LOOK DOWN ONE’S NOSE to look chagrined, baffled, or ashamed…Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
OFSHAME to put to shame …c888 obs.
SHEND to put to shame …arch.
SHOW UP to put to shame; to embarrass ..colloq.
TAKE SHAME ON ONESELF to accept shame or disgrace as merited; to acknowledge that one is at fault
THINK SHAME to be ashamed …c1275 obs. exc. Sc.
UNBLUSH to cease to be ashamed …1620


SHAMEFUL, SHAMEFULLY – ADJECTIVES
DEDECOROSE shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable, dishonest, unbecoming …1727 obs.
DEDECOROUS disgraceful, reproachful, shameful, dishonourable, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, dishonest …1727 obs.
DISGRACIVE tending to disgrace or reproach; disgraceful, shameful …1602 obs. rare
FASCIOUS troublesome, annoying, vexatious; difficult to please, particular; unfortunate, shameful …1725 Sc.
FASHIOUS difficult to please, particular; unfortunate, shameful …1725 Sc. & Eng. dial.
FESHOUS troublesome, annoying, vexatious; difficult to please, particular; unfortunate, shameful …1725 Eng. dial.
HONTOUS full of shame; ashamed; shameful …c1477 obs.
INDING unworthy, shameful …1790 Sc. obs.
MISSHAMEFUL shameful …c1450 obs. rare
OPPROBRIOUS involving shame or infamy; held in dishonour; infamous, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable …c1510 rare
OPPROBROUS infamous, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable …c1530 obs.
PROPUDIOUS shameful, infamous, disgraceful …1629 obs. rare
PUDENDOUS worthy of shame; shameful; disgraceful …1680 rare or obs.
PUDIBUND that is subject of shame, shameful …1542 obs.
RIDICULOUS shameful, disgraceful, scandalous …1893 Eng. dial.
SCHAMOUS shameful, dishonourable …1871 Sc.
SHAMEVOUS shameful, disgraceful …c1475 obs.
SHONDFUL shameful, disgraceful; infamous …a900 obs.
TURPITUDINOUS characterized by turpitude or depravity; shameful, foul, wicked …1814 
VITUPERIOUS  worthy of blame; hence, shameful, discreditable, disgraceful …1612 obs.

SHAMEFUL etc. – ADVERBS
EGREGIOUSLY grossly, monstrously, shamefully …a1555

SHAMEFUL etc. – NOUNS
OPPROBRY the imputation of shameful or infamous conduct; the utterance of contumelious reproach; abuse …1432-50 obs.
OPPROBRY conduct that brings or merits infamy or disgrace; a shameful act …1563-87 obs.


SHAMELESS, SHAMELESSLY, SHAMELESSNESS – ADJECTIVES
ABASHLESS unabashed, shameless …1868 rare
AFFRONTED impudent, shameless …1485-6 obs.
AFFRONTLESS shameless, not susceptible of grace …1825 Sc.
BARDIE forward, pert, shameless, insolent …1822 Sc.
BARDY forward, pert, shameless, audacious; insolent; defiant …1822 Sc.
BASHLESS unabashed, shameless, unblushing, bold …1578 obs.
BASILISCO-PROOF proof against eyes, even those of a basilisk; unabashed, shameless …1649
BRAISANT brazened; impudent, bold; hardened, shameless …Bk1911 Sc.
BRASS-VISAGED bold; impudent; shameless; brazen-faced …1816
CYNOPIC dog-faced, shameless …1854
EFFRONTED shameless, barefaced, unblushingly insolent …1598 obs.
INVERECUND unabashed, immodest, shameless …1657 obs.
SLOW-TO-BLUSH shameless …1900 Eng. dial.
UNSHAMOUS shameless …a1500 obs.

SHAMELESS etc. – ADVERBS
EFFRONTEDLY in a barefaced manner; shamelessly …1628 obs.

SHAMELESS etc. – NOUNS
AFFRONTEDNESS impudence, shamelessness, effrontery …1640 obs.
IRISH ASSURANCE boldness, shamelessness …L18 sl.

SHAMELESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
FAIZART a puny, effeminate man; a weakling, a coward; an impudent fellow; a shameless person …1721 Sc.
FESART a puny man of feminine appearance; a shameless person …Bk1900 Sc.
QUINE a bold, impudent, shameless, or malevolent woman; a hussy, a slut …1720 Sc.
SCOOT a loose or shameless female …1825 Sc. 
SCOOTCH a loose or shameless female …1825 Sc. 

SHAMELESS etc. – VERBS
BLUSH LIKE A BLACK DOG to not blush at all; to be shameless …1876


SHAMPOO – NOUNS
– shampoo SHAMPOON 1903 Amer. dial.

SHAMPOO – VERBS
– to shampoo SHAMPOON 1909 Amer. dial.


SHANDY – NOUNS
– shandy AMOS AND ANDY 1974 UK rhyming sl.
– shandy ANDY PANDY Brit. rhyming sl.


SHANTY, SHANTYTOWN – NOUNS
– a shantytown; a small town or neighourhood of ramshackle houses, esp. one associated with a mine (THE) CABBAGE PATCH 1902 Amer. dial.
– a poor shanty SHARPSHOOTER 1942 Amer. dial. – a shanty, a hut, a rude shelter; a disreputable tavern or other place of resort; broadly, any building or establishment SHEBANG1862 Amer. dial


SHAPE, SHAPED, SHAPING – ADJECTIVES
FASHIONABLE capable of being fashioned, shaped, or moulded; of a damaged article: capable of being brought into shape …1607 obs.
FASHIONATIVE tending to fashion or form, shaping …a1693 obs.
ILL-FASHIONED badly shaped …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OMNIFORM of all forms or shapes; taking any or every form …1647
OMNIFORMAL of all forms or shapes; taking any or every form …1839

SHAPE etc. – NOUNS
EFFORMATION formation, framing, shaping …1578 obs.
FACK make, shape, form …1914 Sc.
FEATURE make, form, fashion, shape; proportions, esp. of the body; a particular example of this …c1325 obs. exc. arch.
FEATURE good form or shape; comeliness …1594 obs.
MAKEDOM figure, shape …1893 Sc.

SHAPE etc. – VERBS
CATAWAMPUS to put out of proper shape; to warp …1906 Amer. dial.
EFFIGURE to put into shape …1486 obs. rare
EFFINGE to fashion, to shape …1657 obs.
EFFORM to make into a certain form; to shape, to fashion …1578


SHAPELESS – ADJECTIVES
BAGSY shapeless, lumpy …1920s Sc. sl.

SHAPELESS – NOUNS
KEMPLE a shapeless, untidy mass …1939 Sc.
QUAB a crude or shapeless thing …1628

SHAPELESS – NOUNS, PERSON
LANKY-LONG-LEGS a term of derision for a thin, shapeless, overgrown boy …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
LANKY-LOO a term of derision for a thin, shapeless, overgrown boy …Bk1902 Eng. dial.


SHAPELINESS, SHAPELY – ADJECTIVES
CLEAN-LIMBED shapely of limb, well-proportioned, lithe …1461-83
CLEAN-TIMBERED well-built, shapely of limb, well-proportioned, lithe …1598
MACKERLY shapely, fashionable, tolerable …1790 Eng. dial.

SHAPELINESS etc. – NOUNS
FEATNESS elegance, shapeliness, spruceness, trimness …1576
MAKEDOM form, shape; esp. elegant form, shapeliness, comeliness …c1470 Sc. obs.

SHAPELINESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BATTLESHIP a very shapely young woman …1973 US sl.


SHARE, SHARED – NOUNS
– BAKE a child’s term for its share of anything …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CANT a portion; a share; a division …a1541 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DAUM a small portion or share …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DIVVY a division, share …1872 Amer. dial.
– END a share, usually of criminal profits or responsibility …L19 sl.
– ETTLEMENTS one’s fair share …1928 Sc.
– FALL rent; share, portion …1768 Sc.
– GRUB-STAKE one’s share of the rations …WWI military colloq.
– HALFANCE half shares …c1937 Amer. dial.
– HALFINGS half shares …1970 Amer. dial.
– HALVER a half, an equal share or portion, generally in plural …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– INCORMANT a share, portion …Bk1902 Sc.
– KICK anything that is shared with another …1995 US sl.
– RUM QUIDDS;  RUM QUIDS a large booty; a great share of spoil …L17 cant
– SHARE OF THE ACTION an involvement in an activity; a share in the profits of something …1957 US sl.
– SKAIR a share, a portion …c1573 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SLICE OF THE CAKE a share in benefits, etc. 
– WHANG a large piece, a portion, share …1910s sl.
 
SHARE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– HALFER;  HALVER one who halves; one who has a half share in anything; a partner …1625 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HALFNER one who shares to the extent of a half …1594 obs. rare
– PARCENEL a sharer, a partaker …a1340 obs.
– PARCENER one who shares or has a part in something with another or others; a partner; a sharer, a partaker …1297 obs.
 
SHARE etc. – PHRASES
– TIP ME MY EARNEST give me my share or dividend …1673 cant obs.
 
SHARE etc. – VERBS
– ANDY UP to pay a debt; to contribute one’s share …1968 Amer. dial.
– ANNIE UP to pay a debt; to contribute one’s share …1968 Amer. dial.
– ANTE UP to do one’s part or share …1927 Amer. dial.
 AXE UP to share …1980s Aust. sl.
– BEPART to divide, to share …1531 obs.
– BREAK OFF to share, esp. to share one’s pleasures …1990s African-American & students’ sl.
– CALE to take in turns, to share …1839 Eng. dial.
– CANT to part, to divide, to share, to parcel out, to apportion …c1440 obs.
– CUT A MELON to share profits; to announce an extra dividend …1908
– CUT THE MELON to share large profits between a number of people …1908 sl.
– DEAL SOMEONE IN to include in an undertaking, often a criminal one, to give someone a share …1940s sl., orig. US
– DIVVY to divide or distribute among two or more persons; to divide or share in profits or indebtedness …1877 Amer. dial.
– DIVVY UP to divide or distribute among two or more persons; to divide or share in profits or indebtedness …1880 Amer. dial.
– EAT A CHILD to share in a treat given to the parish officers …L18 sl.
– EAT IN DUTCH STREET to share expenses …1910s sl.
– EVEN to divide equally, to share …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GO HALF-CLINKS to go shares …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– GO HALF-SNACKS to go shares …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– GO RAGS to share out, esp. the proceeds of a crime …M19 sl.
– GO SHUCKS to agree to share equally …1897 Amer. dial.
– GO SNACKS to share equally …1769
– GO SNUCKS to share work and profit evenly …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– HALVER to divide into equal shares; to have; to possess in partnership with anyone …1871 Sc.
– IMPART to give a share of something to each of a number of persons; to distribute, to divide, to deal out …1545 obs.
– IMPART to have or get a share of; to share, to partake …1581 obs.
– KICK IN to contribute money, etc.; to pay one’s share …1908 sl., orig. US
– MUCK IN to share, on an informal basis, food, accommodation and other facilities, or work …1919 UK sl., orig. military
– PHILIPPINE to share or divide something with another …1968 Amer. dial.
– RAG to share, esp. to divide up the proceeds of a crime …1860 sl.
– SCAT to share …Bk1904 Sc.
– SKAIR to share …1720 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SPLIT to share out profits or proceeds …1910s sl.
– WHACK to share, to divide …1819 colloq.


SHARES – NOUNS
– (business) shares RUPERT BEARS 1980s rhyming sl.
– the buying of shares as a nominee of another trader, with a view to a takeover WAREHOUSING 1971 sl.


SHAREHOLDER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a shareholder ACTIONIST 1731 obs.


SHARK – NOUNS
AFTER DARKS sharks …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl.
DEAN a shark …1977 Aust. sl.
GUMMY a shark …1893 Aust. sl.
HAYE a shark, or a particular species of shark …1613 obs.
NOAH’S (ARK) a shark …1945 Aust. rhyming sl.


SHARP (having a point) – ADJECTIVES
JAGGIE;  JAGGY prickly, sharp-pointed, piercing …1788 Sc.
PICKED sharp-pointed …1791 Amer. dial.
SHARP ENOUGH TO SPLIT THE HAIR ON A GNAT’S ASS very sharp …1954 Amer. dial.

SHARP (having a point) – NOUNS
CACUMINATION a making sharp at the top …1678 obs.

SHARP (having a point) – VERBS
CACUMINATE to make sharp; to form into a sharp top like a pyramid …1656 obs. rare


SHARP, SHARPNESS (aware) – ADJECTIVES
– ACUMINOUS distinguished by acumen; acute, sharp, shrewd …1618
– ALL THERE alert, aware, sharp …1880 UK sl.
– BIRKY sharp in speech; lively, spirited …1821 Sc.
– CUTE knowledgeable, clever, shrewd, sharp, keen …1731 sl., now chiefly US, often derogatory
– DAPPER sprightly, quick, active, sharp …E17
– DARTY sharp, quick, active …1869 Eng. dial.
– DERRY acute, sharp, quick-witted …B1900 Eng. dial.
– EDGIE quick, active, both mentally and physically; sharp, smart, clever …1825 Sc.
– EDGY quick, active, both mentally and physically; sharp, smart, clever …1825 Sc.
– FALSE sharp, shrewd, clever, precocious; generally applied to children and animals …1866 Eng. dial.
– FLY knowing and sharp; smart …sl., chiefly Brit.
– GAIR ready; sharp, keen …1513 obs.
– HEADISH intelligent, clever, sharp …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KEEN-BITTEN eager, sharp …1899 Sc.
– NEBBIE sharp in manner, brusque, tart …1860 Sc.
– NEBSIE ill-natured, sharp in manner, impertinent …B1900 Sc.
– QUEEDY brisk, sharp; shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIDDY brisk, sharp; shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RUMGUMPTIOUS shrewd, sharp, witty …1892 Eng. dial.
– SMART AS A STEEL-TRAP extremely bright and clever; very sharp and shrewd; intellectually alert, quick-witted …1821 Amer. dial.
– TACKY well-prepared, mentally sharp …1901 Amer. sl.
– TART sharp, keen, as an edge, point, or weapon …c1500 obs.
– THREE-CUNNING intensely knowing; peculiarly sharp or acute …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UP TO TIN sharp, knowing, not easily taken in …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAKEN alert, brisk, lively; sharp; intelligent, quick-witted …1867 Eng. dial.
– YANKING sharp and quick …1824 Sc.
– YARRY;  YARY ready; smart, quick; sharp, cunning; wary …1842 Eng. dial.
 
SHARP etc. (aware) – NOUNS
– ACRITY sharpness, keenness, shrewdness …1619 obs. rare
– ACUITY sharpness, acuteness, as of a needle, a disease, an acid, wit …1543
– QUICKNESS sharpness, keenness; pungency or acidity of taste; sharpness of speech …1611 obs.
 
SHARP etc. (aware) – NOUNS, PERSON
– ANOINTER a trickster, a sharp, crafty person …1885 Eng. dial.
– CUNNING SHAVER a sharp fellow …M17 colloq. obs.
– FILE a sharp or cunning fellow; broadly, esp. in the military, a fellow, esp. a soldier …1837 sl.
– FLY BOY a sharp or shrewd young man …1888 US sl.
– FLY GUY a sharp or shrewd young man …1906 US sl.
– FLY MEMBER a very shrewd, sharp person …1909 sl.
– GLIBS a sharper; a pert, sharp person …1787 Sc. obs.
– GLIM a sharp fellow …1925 US sl.
– HEAD-CADAB a clever, sharp person; one quick of understanding …1823 Sc.
– KNOWING BLADE a sharp fellow, wide awake and cunning …Bk1890 sl.
– LAD OF WAX a fine spirited fellow; a sharp, clever youth …1826 Eng. dial.
– MORRIE a sharp young person, eyes on the main chance, and willing to take risks to achieve what they want …1962 sl.
– NINETER a trickster, a sharp, crafty person …1885 Eng. dial.
– NOINTER a trickster, a sharp, crafty person …1885 Eng. dial.
– OLD FILE a sharp or cunning person …1837 sl.
– WACKENER a sharp, quick-witted person …1878 Eng. dial.
– YANKIE a smart, agile person; a sharp, clever, forward woman …1790 Sc.


SHARP (taste, odour) – ADJECTIVES
– sharp, pungent; said of tastes or odours ACUTE 1620 obs.


SHARP (stylish) – ADJECTIVES
– sharp, fashionable; stylish; well-dressed CADDY 1966 Amer. sl. 


SHARP (harsh) – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who uses sharp language NEEDLE-SPITTER 1805 nonce word

SHARP (harsh) – VERBS
– to have a sharp tongue EAT VINEGAR WITH A FORK L19 sl.
– to say something sharp or impertinent EAT RAZOR SOUP 1939 Amer. dial.


SHARPEN, SHARPENED, SHARPENING – ADJECTIVES
ACUATE sharpened, sharp-pointed …1471

SHARPEN etc. – NOUNS
ACUATING the act of sharpening …1753 obs.
ACUATION sharpening, rendering acute …1837 rare
ACUITION the act of sharpening …1753 obs. rare
ACULEATION the state of being sharpened or pointed …1870 rare
ACUMINATION the act of sharpening or bringing to a point …1837

SHARPEN etc. – VERBS
ABER to sharpen, as a knife …1931 Sc.
ACUATE to make sharp or pungent; to sharpen …1542 obs.
ACUMINATE to sharpen, to make pointed; to give poignancy or keenness to …1611
ACUTE to sharpen or quicken a quality; to make more active or intense …1637 obs. rare
AFFILE to sharpen; to polish …1485 obs.
CUSPIDATE to sharpen to a point…1623 obs.


SHARPER – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAMBOOZLER one who hoaxes or mystifies by trickery; a trickster; a swindler; a cheat or sharper …1702
– BANCO-STEERER a swindler; a sharper, a confidence-trick man …1876 US sl. 
– BARNARD the member of a gang of swindlers who acts as a decoy; a lurking scoundrel; a sharper …1532 obs.
– BAT-FOWLER a swindler, a sharper who makes victims of the simple or credulous …1602 sl. obs.
– BEAN TRAP a well-dressed, high-class confidence man; a stylish sharper …1881 criminals’ sl.
– BEAU-TRAP a confidence trickster, especially a card-sharp; a well-dressed sharper on the lookout for raw country visitors and the like …a1674 sl.
– BERNARD the member of a gang of swindlers who acts as a decoy; a lurking scoundrel; a sharper …1532 obs.
– BESTER one who gets the better of others by dishonest or fraudulent means; a swindler, a sharper, a cheater …1856 sl. rare
– BITE a sharper, a swindler, a cheat, an impostor …Bk1698 obs.
– BITER a card-sharp …1674 UK sl.
– CATAIAN a rogue, a scoundrel, a rascal, a knave, a blackguard; a sharper …1598 obs.
– COGGER a sharper, cheat, deceiver, swindler, one who beguiles …1580
– CONY-CATCHER a deceiver; a trickster; a sharper …c1590 cant
– CROOK one whose conduct is crooked; a dishonest person; a swindler, a sharper; a professional criminal or an associate of criminals …1879 colloq.
– DECOY a swindler, a sharper; an impostor or ‘shark’ who lives by his wits at the expense of his dupes …1618 obs.
– DABBER MOLL a cunning woman; a sharper …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– ELBOW-SHAKER a gamester or sharper …1725
– FLASH-COMPANION a thief; a sharper …Bk1893 sl.
– FLASH-COVE a thief; a sharper …1825 sl.
– GAMBLER a sharper, a tricking gamester …19C sl.
– GENTLEMAN OF THE GREEN BAIZE ROAD a card-sharper …1889 UK sl.
– GLIBS a sharper; a pert, sharp person …1787 Sc. obs.
– GREEK a cunning or wily person; a cheat; a card sharper…E16 arch.
– HAWK one who preys on others; a rapacious person; a sharper, swindler, or cheat; one who is keen and grasping …1548
– INT a sharper …1621
– JACK-IN-A-BOX a sharper or cheat; a thief who deceived tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for others full of money …1612 obs.
– JACK-IN-BOX a sharper who cheated tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for similar looking ones full of money …Bk1852
– JACK-IN-THE-BOX a sharper or cheat; a thief who deceived tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for others full of money …1570 obs.
– MACE-COVE a confidence trickster; a swindler; a sharper; a cheat …1823 sl.
– NEEDLE a sharper  …a1790 sl. obs.
– NEEDLE-POINT a sharper …c1696 sl.
– NEEDLE-POINTER a sharper …c1696 sl.
– NEWGATE-BIRD a thief, a sharper, a jailbird …1607 sl.
– NEWGATE-NIGHTINGALE a thief, a sharper, a jailbird …c1531 sl.
– NICKUM a sharper …Bk1902 sl.
– OPERATOR a card-sharper, a cheat at cards …1731 obs.
– SHARK a worthless and impecunious person who gains a precarious living by sponging on others, by executing disreputable commissions, cheating at play, and petty swindling; a parasite, a sharper …1600 obs.
– TAME-CHEATER a card cheat; a professional card-sharper or false-dicer…1890 criminals’ sl. obs.
– TARTARIAN a thief; a noisy blustering villain; a strolling vagabond; a sharper …1608 cant


SHARPLY – ADVERBS
– sharply, heavily; with violence DIRD Bk1900 Sc.
– sharply, pungently, keenly; violently, harshly, severely EAGERLY 1377 obs.


SHARP-SIGHTED – ADJECTIVES
ABER sharp-sighted; keenly observant; watchful …1908 Sc.
OCCULATE possessed of eyes or sight; sharp-sighted; observant …1615 obs.

SHARP-SIGHTED – NOUNS, PERSON
OCULIST one who has good eyes, or uses them well; a sharp-sighted or observant person …1660 obs. rare


SHARP-TEMPERED – ADJECTIVES
BRASH easily angered; quick-tempered, sharp-tempered …1903 Amer. dial.
HASH harsh; sharp-tempered …1818 Amer. dial.

SHARP-TEMPERED – NOUNS, PERSON
NAT a small-sized, sharp-tempered person …1866 Sc.
NYATT a small-sized, sharp-tempered person …1866 Sc.


SHARP-TONGUED – ADJECTIVES
CLIP-WIT sharp or shrewd of speech …1896 Sc.

SHARP-TONGUED – NOUNS, PERSON
BIRKIE – a sharp-tongued, quick-tempered person, usually a woman; sometimes used facetiously to a lively child …1929 Sc.
CLIP-WIT a sharp-tongued, quarrelsome or quick-witted person …19C Sc.
GABBIE-GASH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …c1875 Sc.
GABBIE-GASHLICH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …1925 Sc.
GABBIE-SNARROCH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …a1900 Sc.
SALTER a shrew; a sharp-tongued person …1871 Sc. 


SHARP-WITTED – ADJECTIVES
ACUMINATE having acumen, sharp-witted …1654 obs. rare
ACUMINOUS distinguished by acumen; acute, sharp, shrewd …1618
YARK brisk, lively; sharp-witted, shrewd, penetrating …1777 Eng. dial.

SHARP-WITTED – NOUNS, PERSON
BLADE a gallant, an easygoing fellow, a good fellow; also, a spruce or dashing fellow; sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless fellow; a beau …1597
CADDAY;  CADDY a sharp-witted individual …Bk1997 Ireland

SHARP-WITTED – VERBS
KNOW HOW MANY BEANS MAKE FIVE to be sharp-witted or knowing …1889 sl.


SHATTER, SHATTERED – ADJECTIVES
BUSTICATED broken, completely shattered …1916 Amer. dial.

SHATTER etc. – VERBS
ABREAK to break in pieces; to shatter …a1000 obs.
BEQUASH to shake or fall in pieces, to be shattered …1377 obs. rare
BURST to break, to snap, to shatter suddenly …c1250 obs.
BURST UP to shatter, to destroy …1601 obs.
TO-BREAK to break to pieces; to shatter, to rupture; to break down, to destroy, to demolish …c888 obs.
TO-BREAK to break into pieces; to burst asunder; to be ruptured, shattered, or fractured …c1205 obs.
TO-BURST to burst asunder; to be shattered …c893 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
TO-CLATTER to knock to pieces with a noise; to shatter …c1350 obs.
TO-CRACK to crack to pieces, to shatter …a1300 obs.
TO-DASH to dash to pieces; to shatter by a violent blow or blows …c1205 obs.
TO-DRIVE to be splintered or shattered; to burst …c1205 obs.


SHAVE, SHAVING – ADJECTIVES
BARBING shaving, stripping bare …1630
CHAETOPHOROUS  in need of a shave …19C
OYSTER-FACED in need of shaving …B1900 street sl.

SHAVE etc. – ADVERBS
BARBERLY with a barber’s methods, by shaving …1573 obs. rare

SHAVE etc. – NOUNS
ALL NIGHT RAVE a shave …Brit. rhyming sl.
BABBS the slimy matter a razor scrapes off the face in shaving …1824 Sc. obs.
BARBERY the barber’s art or craft; shaving …1540
BARBING shaving, hairdressing; clipping …1485 obs.
BURBLE a little red pimple on the face after shaving too close …1930 Amer. dial.
CIRCUMRASION the act of shaving or paring round …1731 obs. rare
DAD AND DAVE a shave …1930s Aust. rhyming sl.
DIG IN THE GRAVE a shave …1931 Aust. rhyming sl.
DOUCHE KIT a shaving kit …1970 US sl.
MISBEHAVE a shave …20C Aust. rhyming sl.
MOWING THE LAWN shaving with an electric razor …c1955 Aust. sl.
OCEAN WAVE a shave …1928 rhyming sl.
RASP a shave …1940s sl.
RASION the act of scraping or shaving; division by scraping or filing ….1612 rare or obs.
RASURE the act of shaving the head, hair, etc. …1483 obs.
RAZORRIDGE shaving …E18 sl.
SCRAPE a shave …1879 Sc. & Eng. dial.

SHAVE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BLACK-MUMMER one unwashed and unshorn …a1790 UK sl.

SHAVE etc. – PHRASES
YOUR UNDERWEAR IS SHOWING you need a shave …1960s US homosexual sl.

SHAVE etc. – VERBS
BARB to shave or trim the beard of a person …1587 obs.
BARBER to shave …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
DAD AND DAVE to have a shave …c1930 Aust. rhyming sl.
DECURTATE to shave, to trim the hair …1599 obs.
FAKE THE FATCHA to shave; to put on makeup …20C sl.
MOW to shave; usually used in describing a woman shaving her legs or her pubic area …1991 US sl.
MOW THE BRIGALO SUCKERS to shave one’s beard …1990s Aust. sl.
RASE to shave a person …1580 obs. rare exc. Sc.
RAZOR-RIDE to shave …1892 Sc.
SCOTLAND (THE BRAVE) to shave …1998 UK rhyming sl.
SCRAPE to shave …1773 Sc. & Eng. dial.


SHAVINGS – NOUNS
– shavings, scrapings RASING 1544 obs. rare


SHAWL – NOUNS
– a shawl; a towel or cloth thrown over the shoulders during hairdressing TOILET 1684 obs. rare