SHIMMMER, SHIMMERING – NOUNS
– the shimmering appearance of rising air on a hot day, esp. over the brow of a slope RACE 1929 Sc.
SHIMMMER etc. – VERBS
– to shimmer, to glitter, to gleam SKIMMER c1440
SHINE, SHINING, SHINY – ADJECTIVES
– BEAMISH shining brightly, radiant …1530 arch.
– BLICANT shining, bright …1873 Eng. dial.
– BLINKING shining intermittently …1876 Eng. dial.
– BREME brilliant, shining, bright; hence, clearly seen, evident, apparent, obvious …c1340 obs.
– EFFULGENT shining forth brilliantly; resplendent, radiant …1738
– EMICATIOUS that shines or glitters …1819 nonce word
– FAIR bright, light, shining …a1300 obs.
– GLIDDERY shiny, as if enamelled …B1900 Eng. dial.
– GLIMMEROUS shining unsteadily …1792 rare
– GLORING shining, glittering …a1400-50 obs.
– ILLUSTRATIVE shining, illuminative …1686 obs. rare
– ILLUSTRIOUS lighted up, having lustre or brilliancy; luminous, shining, bright, lustrous …c1605 obs.
– LEAMING gleaming, flashing, shining …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– LUCENT shining, bright, luminous …c1500
– LUCID bright, shining, luminous, resplendent …1591 now poetic usage
– LUCULENT full of light, bright, clear, shining …c1420 rare
– LUSTRING exhibiting a lustre; lustrous, shining …1582
– NITENT shining, lustrous …1616 obs. rare
– OMNILUCENT shining upon all or everywhere …1651
– SHEER bright; shining obs.
– SIDEREAN sidereal, starry; like stars, shining, bright …1656 rare
– SPUNKY sparkling; shining or burning brightly …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SHINE etc. – NOUNS
– AFFULSION the act of shining; a shining upon …1730 obs. rare
– LAMBENCY the state of shining with a clear soft light like a flame …1817
– LEAMING shining, gleaming, flashing of light …1387 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SUNNING shining like the sun; radiance …c1586 obs. rare
SHINE etc. – VERBS
– BEAM to shine radiantly …1641
– BLENK to shine; to glimmer; to wink …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLICK to shine …19C obs.
– BLICKEN to shine …19C Eng. dial.
– BLICKER to shine intermittently, to flicker, to glimmer …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLIKE to shine, to glisten, to glitter …a1000 obs.
– BLINK to shine, to gleam; to twinkle, to glimmer, to flicker …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLINTER to shine feebly or with an unsteady flame; to flicker …1888 Sc.
– EBLAZE to shine forth in bright colours …1610 obs. rare
– EBLAZON to shine forth in bright colours …1610 obs. rare
– EFFULGE to shine forth brilliantly …1735 poetic
– ELAMP to shine forth …1610 obs. rare
– GLIFF to flash, to gleam; to shine suddenly …a1400-50 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– ILLUME to light up; to make shining or bright, to brighten …1602
– ILLUMINE to light up; to shed light upon; to shine upon; to light up n token of rejoicing or honour …1375
– LAMP to shine, to gleam, to glitter, as the stars on a frosty night, to twinkle …1609
– LEAM to shine, to gleam; to light up …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– ONLIGHT to cause to shine …a1300 obs.
– RUTILATE to shine, to glitter; to emit rays of light; to appear bright …1623 obs. rare
– SCANCE to glitter, to shine; to make a great show …1773 Sc.
– SCANNACH to gleam, to shine …1814 Sc. obs.
– SCANSE to glitter, to shine; to make a great show …1773 Sc.
– SHINE LIKE A BABY’S ASS to shine brilliantly …1964 Amer. sl.
– UMBESHINE to shine about …a1300 obs.
– UMSHINE to shine about …a1400 obs.
SHINGLES – NOUNS
– shingles BARNEY-GUN 1746 Eng. dial.
– shingles BARN-GUN 1746 Eng. dial.
– shingles; ringworm RING-AROUND 1909 Amer. dial.
SHIP – ADJECTIVES
– CHEWING HER OAKUM of a wooden ship: beginning to leak, the caulking being bad …M19 nautical sl.
– DEAD-EYES UNDER. of a ship: listing heavily …M19 nautical sl.
– LABOURSOME of a ship: subject to pitch and roll violently in a heavy sea …1691
– LOGGED of a ship: on her beam-ends …L19 Brit. nautical sl.
– LUSTY of a ship: sailing well …1660 obs.
– MUABLE of a ship: unsteady …a1393 obs.
– NAVAL of the nature of a ship …1646 obs. rare
– NAVIGAL navigable; affording passage for ships or boats …c1470 obs. rare
– NAVIGEROUS that will bear a vessel or ship …1656 obs. rare
– RACE of ships: lying lie in the water …1622 obs. rare
– SICK of a ship: in quarantine on suspicion of infectious disease …20C nautical colloq.
– WALT of a ship: unsteady, crank …1539 obs.
SHIP – ADVERBS
– BY NAVY by ship …c1400 obs.
SHIP – NOUNS
– ABORDAGE an attack upon a ship by boarding it …c1550 obs.
– AFORESHIP the front part of a ship …1495 obs. rare
– ‘ALFPENNY DIP a ship …M19 rhyming sl.
– ANDREW MILLER a warship …1849 US Navy sl., now hist
– ANDREW MILLAR’S LUGGER a ship, esp. of war; a king’s ship or vessel …1819 naval sl. obs.
– ARSE OF THE SHIP, THE the stern …M19 Royal Navy usage
– BASTIMENT a ship, a vessel …1740 obs.
– BEAM a ship, a bark; perhaps, orig. one made from a hollowed trunk …c1000 poetic usage, obs.
– BLACK GANG all the members of a ship’s engineering department …US Civil War usage
– BLACK SHEEP an unseaworthy ship …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BODOM a ship …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOILING WATER a boat’s wake …1965 Amer. dial.
– BONE IN ITS TEETH the white water that splashes up around the bow of a fast-moving ship …1939 Amer. dial.
– BONE IN THE MOUTH the white water that splashes up around the bow of a fast-moving ship …1945 Amer. dial. nautical usage
– BONE IN THE TEETH the white water that splashes up around the bow of a fast-moving ship …1919 Amer. dial.
– BOX a ship, esp. if unseaworthy …1851 Amer. nautical sl.
– BOYS’ TOWN the junior officers’ quarters on shipboard …1979-88 Amer. sl.
– CABBOUZE a cook’s galley on a vessel …1747 Amer. dial.
– CABOOSE a cook’s galley on a vessel …1848 Amer. dial.
– CABOUSE a cook’s galley on a vessel …1766 Amer. dial.
– CALLABOOS a cook’s galley on a vessel …1805 Amer. dial.
– CAMBOOSE a cook’s galley on a vessel …1848 Amer. dial.
– CANOE a ship; used derisively …1859 US nautical sl.
– CARINE the keel or bottom of a ship …1656 obs.
– CARPOUSE a cook’s galley on a vessel …1747 Amer. dial.
– CAST-IRON BATHTUB a battleship …World War II Amer. sl.
– CASTLE a large ship, esp. a ship of war …1642
– CATASTRUM the deck of a ship …1623 obs.
– CATTLE BOAT a troop transport ship …1944 US military sl.
– COD-HAULER a ship, or a man, from Newfoundland …M19 nautical sl.
– COFFIN an unseaworthy ship …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– COFFIN BRIG an unseaworthy ship …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DADDY ‘a lovely ship’ …20C trawlermen’s usage
– DAGO a South American or Spanish ship …1900s sl., derogatory
– DIVING BELL a ship which soaks easily and plunges badly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DRY DOCK a ship’s hospital or jail …World War II Amer. sl.
– FAIRLOCK a ship …Bk1900 Sc.
– FAN a ship’s propeller …c1918 Royal Navy usage
– FANAL a ship’s lantern …1632 obs. exc. arch.
– FLASH VESSEL a gaudy looking but undisciplined ship …Bk1893 sl.
– FLOATING COFFIN an unsafe ship …World War II Amer. sl.
– FLOATING PALACE a large and comfortable ship …World War II Amer. sl.
– GEDUNK ice-cream, sweets, potato crisps and other junk food; the ship store where junk food can be bought …1927 US Navy sl.
– GUTBUCKET an old or unseaworthy vessel …1989 US Navy sl.
– GYP JOINT a ship’s store …1942 Amer. navy sl.
– HABILIMENTS fittings, apparatus, furniture, gear, outfit, rigging, as of a ship …1483 obs.
– HACK an old, slow, or dilapidated motor vehicle, aircraft, or boat or ship …1916 Amer. sl.
– HEAD the toilet on a ship …19C colloq.
– HEAD-PIECE the figurehead of a ship …1807-8
– HELL BOX a galley stove …1929 Amer. nautical sl.
– HOOKER a sailing vessel; a ship …1821 sl.
– IRON MIKE the automatic steering device of a ship …1926 sl.
– KEEL a ship, a vessel …a1547 poetic
– KERF the furrow made by a ship’s keel …c1422 obs. rare
– LAME DUCK a severely damaged or defenseless ship or aircraft …1876 US
– LASTAGE the ballast of a ship …c1440 obs.
– LEVIATHAN a ship of huge size …a1801
– MACHINE a ship or other vessel …1637 obs.
– MADHOUSE a poorly run ship on which sailors are overworked or harshly disciplined …1905 Amer. nautical sl.
– MAGAZINE a ship laden with stores, a victualling ship …1624 obs.
– MAMMY CHAIR a slinglike device for raising or lowering passengers to and from ships anchored away from the shore in a heavy swell …1900 nautical sl.
– MASK the mast of a ship …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MONKEY ISLAND the uppermost tier of a big ship’s bridge …L19 nautical sl.
– MONKEY-POOP the half deck of a flush decked ship …L19 nautical coll.
– NAUSCOPY the art of discovering the approach of ships or the neighbourhood of land at a considerable distance …1797 rare
– NAVEY ships, shipping …c1350 obs.
– NAVIN shipping, fleet, navy …1375 Sc. obs.
– NAVIRE ship; shipping …1442 obs. rare
– NAVY ships or shipping …c1330 obs.
– NAVY a single ship …a1400-50 obs. rare
– OCEAN GREYHOUND a swift ocean steamer …1891
– OCEAN-PALACE a sumptuously fitted and furnished ocean passenger-steamer …1900
– OIL-BURNER any old or dilapidated vehicle, esp. a car or ship …20C sl.
– OLD LADY a ship; used affectionately …1841 US nautical sl.
– OLD WAGON an old ship …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ONERARY a ship of burden, transport …1728 rare
– PARISH RIG a badly-rigged ship; hence, an ill-dressed man …L19 sl., orig. nautical usage
– PIE WAGON a ship’s prison … World War I Amer. sl.
– RACK a wrecked ship …a1658 obs. rare
– RAG-WAGON a sailing ship, steam or turbine …c1910 sl.
– SACK SHIP a big ship used to carry supplies from Europe to the East Coast fisheries …1965 Can.
– SALLEE-MAN a Moorish pirate ship …1637 obs.
– SALLEE ROVER a Moorish pirate ship …1686 obs.
– SARDINE-TIN a clumsy steamer …L19 nautical sl.
– TAIL the stern of a ship or boat …1553 obs.
– TAIL-CASTLE the poop of a ship …1585 obs.
– TIMBER a ship …20C
– TIMON the rudder of a ship …1506 obs. rare
– TRICK a turn at the helm of a ship; a spell; a watch …US Civil War usage
– WAFTAGE conveyance across water by ship or boat …1590
– WAGON a ship …Bk1913-17 Amer. navy sl.
– WAR-MAN a man-of-war, a warship …1546 Sc. obs.
– WINGED WAIN a ship …1598 obs.
– WORKHOUSE a hard, ill-found ship …20C nautical usage
SHIP – NOUNS, PERSON
– AFTERBIRD a ship’s officer ..1884 US nautical sl.
– ASHCAT a member of a steamship’s engine room gang; a stoker …1899 US nautical sl.
– BARRATOR a ship’s master who commits ‘barratry’ …1847
– BEACH-RANGERS men hanging about sea-ports, who have been turned out of vessels for bad conduct …Bk1867 nautical usage
– BLOKE, THE the captain of a ship …1914 Brit. naval sl.
– CABIN BOY a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship …1726
– CANARY a bosun’s mate …1821 nautical sl.
– CANTEEN MERCHANT one who serves in the ship’s canteen …20C sl.
– CHIEF the chief engineer, or lieutenant-commander in a ship …1895 sl.
– CHIPS a ship’s carpenter; usually used as a nickname …1805 nautical sl.
– DAVY-MAN the member of a crew of a ship captured by a privateer who was left on board in order to swear an ‘affidavit’ as to her nationality …19C naval colloq.
– DOCTOR a ship’s cook; a cook in a camp …1821 sl.
– DRIVER a captain notorious for crowding-on all possible sail …M19 nautical
– DUCK-FUCKER the man in charge of poultry aboard ship …L18 Brit. nautical sl.
– GIG one of the crew of a ship’s gig (a light, narrow, clinker-built ship’s boat, adapted either for rowing or sailing) …1833
– GIGSMAN one of the crew of a ship’s gig (a light, narrow, clinker-built ship’s boat, adapted either for rowing or sailing) …1833
– IDLER one aboard a ship-of-war who, from being liable to constant day duty, is not required to keep the night-watch …1794 nautical
– JACK DUSTY a ship’s steward’s assistant …c1931 nautical sl.
– JACK-IN-THE-DUST a ship’s steward’s mate or assistant …Bk1896 nautical sl.
– JACK-OF-THE-DUST a man on board a U.S. man-of-war appointed to assist the paymaster’s yeoman in serving out provisions and other stores …Bk1901
– JACK-OF-THE-DUST aboard ship: a storekeeper of cleaning supplies …1986 US sl.
– JEMMY DUCKS the ship’s poulterer …1880 nautical sl.
– LIVE LUMBER soldiers or passengers on board ship …c1780 Brit. nautical sl.
– LONGSHORE OWNER a ship-owner that sent ill-found ships to sea …c1850 Brit. nautical sl.
– MAN-EATER a particularly tough officer …L19 Brit. sailing ships’ usage
– MARSHAL an official on board ship who superintends the carrying out of punishments …1627 nautical usage obs.
– MASTER KNOB, THE the ship’s captain …19C Brit. sl.
– MR. CHIPS a ship’s carpenter; usually used as a nickname …1805 nautical sl.
– OIL AND WATER KING aboard ship: the engineer controlling fresh water distillation …1986 US sl.
– OLD MAN orig. a commanding officer or ship’s captain; hence, one’s employer or superior …1830 sl.
– OWNER, THE the captain of a ship, and also of an aircraft …1903 sl.
– PADRONE the master of a trading vessel in the Mediterranean …1804
– PALINURE a pilot (of a ship) …1631 obs.
– PALINURUS a pilot of a ship …1567 obs.
– PUG a ship’s boy …L16 colloq.
– PUTTY a ship’s painter …1946 naval sl.
– RAG-DRAGGER the captain of a sailing ship …20C nautical sl.
– SIN BOSUN, THE the ship’s chaplain …c1925 Royal Navy usage
– TIMONEER a helmsman, a steersman …1762-9 rare
– YOUNG MAN a junior member of a ship’s crew …1612 nautical colloq. obs.
– YOUNGSTER a boy or junior seaman on board ship; also, a junior officer in the army or navy; later also, in the US Navy: a midshipman in the second year of training to become an ensign …1608
– YOUNKER a boy or junior seaman on board ship …c1595 obs.
SHIP – NOUNS, PERSON, OTHER
– CABIN-CRACKER a thief breaking into a ship’s cabins …1887 nautical sl.
SHIP – PHRASES
– BONE IN THE MOUTH, A water foaming before a ship’s bows …arch., nautical
– FEEDS LIKE A HOTEL said of a ship with a sumptuous bill of fare …World War II Amer. sl.
SHIP – VERBS
– CARRY A BONE IN THE TEETH to cut through the water making waves of foam about the bow …World War II Amer. sl.
– HOLD A GOOD WIND of a ship: to have good weatherly qualities …M19 nautical colloq.
– LOWER THE FLAG to relinquish command, esp. of a ship
– MANURE to manoeuvre a ship …1569 obs.
– SHANGHAI to force a person, esp. by underhand or unscrupulous means, to join a ship which is lacking a full crew …1871 nautical sl., orig. US
– SIGN THE COAL WARRANTS to have a parting drink on board a ship ready to sail …M19 nautical usage
– STRIKE THE FLAG to relinquish command, esp. of a ship
– WAG of a boat or ship: to rock …1377
– WALK of a vehicle, a ship, a stream: to go very slowly …1827
– WALTER of a ship: to roll or be tossed on the waves …a1300 obs.
SHIPBUILDING – ADJECTIVES
– pert. to ship-building NAUPEGICAL 1678 obs. rare
SHIPBUILDING – NOUNS
– ship-building NAUPEGICAL 1570 obs. rare
SHIPBUILDING – NOUNS, PERSON
– in shipbuilding: a person who shapes treenails by means of a moot (an implement used in block-making) MOOTER 1750 obs.
SHIPPING – NOUNS
– shipping business; trade carried on by sea or water NAVIGATION 1617 obs.
– shipping fleet, navy NAVIN 1375 Sc. obs.
– shipping or ships NAVY c1330 obs.
– shipping; ship NAVIRE 1442 obs. rare
– shipping, ships NAVEY c1350 obs.
SHIPWRECK, SHIPWRECKED – ADJECTIVES
– NAUFRAGED shipwrecked …1490 obs. rare
– NAUFRAGEOUS in danger of shipwreck …1694 obs. rare
– NAUFRAGOUS causing shipwreck …1615 obs. rare
SHIPWRECK etc. – NOUNS
– MOONCUSSING taking goods from wrecked ships …1937 Amer. dial.
– NAUFRAGE shipwreck …1480 obs.
– NAUFRAGIE shipwreck …c1380 obs. rare
SHIPWRECK etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– MOONCURSER one who causes ships to wreck in order to plunder them; one who plunders wrecked ships …1812 Amer. dial.
– NAUFRAGUE a shipwrecked person …1681 obs. rare
SHIPWRECK etc. – VERBS
– PALTER; PAULTER to wreck or pilfer stranded vessels and ill-use shipwrecked sailors …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SHIRK, SHIRKING – ADJECTIVES
– FAINT avoiding exertion, shirking, lazy, sluggish …c1325 obs.
– PIKER mean, shirking, cowardly …1901 sl.
SHIRK etc. – NOUNS
– GYPPO an avoidance or shirking of a duty; a shirker …1978 S. Afr. sl.. orig. military
– MIKE a period of idleness or shirking …1825 Brit. sl.
SHIRK etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BACKSEAT DRIVER a lazy person, a shirker …1998 rhyming sl. for ‘skiver’
– BEAT an idle, worthless, or shiftless fellow; a loafer; a layabout; a sponger; a shirker or malingerer …1865 US
– OFFICE WORKER a shirker …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– OLD SOLDIER a lazy person; a shirker …1805 US military sl.
– PIKER orig. a cautious or timid gambler who makes only small bets; one who plays for small stakes; hence, a person who takes no chances; a cowardly or stingy person; a shirker …1859 colloq., orig. US, derogatory
– POLER a shirker …1938 Aust. sl.
– SACK RAT a lazy person, overly fond of sleep; a chronic idler; a shirker …1947 US sl.
– SCONCER one who pretends to be ill in order to escape work, a shirker …Bk1904 N. Ireland
– SCRIMSHANK a malingerer or one who avoids duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage
– SCRIMSHANKER a malingerer or one who avoids duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage
– SKATE a mean, dishonest, or contemptible person …L19 US sl.
– SKIVER; SKYVER a lazy person; a shirker …1941 sl., orig. services’ usage
– SKULK one who skulks or hides himself; a shirker …1847
– SLACK-ARSE a lazy, inefficient, negligent person; a shirker; an idler …1971 Aust. sl.
– SLACKER someone who avoids work or exertion; a lazy person …1898 sl.
– SOONER an idler or shirker …1892 Aust. sl.
– TIN-POTTER an idler, one who shirks their duties by claiming to be ill …1867 nautical sl.
SHIRK etc. – VERBS
– ABROGATE to evade, neglect, or renounce an obligation or duty; to shirk a responsibility …1904
– BAG IT to feign illness in order to avoid one’s responsibilities …1967 Amer. dial.
– BLUDGE to shirk responsibility or hard work; to impose on; to cadge or scrounge …1919 sl.
– DINGO to back out of, to shirk …1952 Aust. sl.
– DO A MIKE to pretend to be working; to hang about …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– DO A NEVER to shirk; to loaf …1946 nautical sl.
– DODGE THE COLUMN to shirk one’s duty or avoid work …1919 sl., orig. services’ usage
– DOG to shirk, to avoid a duty or responsibility …1930 US sl.
– DOG IT to act lazily or half-heartedly; to shirk or avoid responsibility, risk, etc. …1905 sl., orig. US
– DUCK AND DIVE to avoid or evade, esp. with regard to legality or responsibility; to dodge work; to shirk; hence, to avoid regular employment but make living nevertheless …1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘skive’ (to avoid or evade)
– FAINAIGUE to fail of a promise, to play truant, to shirk work …1854 Eng. dial.
– FALL DOWN ON THE JOB to fail at one’s responsibilities; to shirk an obligation …1898 Amer. sl.
– FART OFF to fool around; to shirk one’s duties; to blunder through inattention; to procrastinate …1968 Amer. sl.
– FENEAGUE to fail of a promise, to play truant, to shirk work …1854 Eng. dial.
– FERNIG to fail of a promise, to play truant, to shirk work …1854 Eng. dial.
– FIDDLE-FART to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1975 Amer. dial.
– FIDDLE-FART AROUND to fool around, to waste time, to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1972 Amer. sl.
– FIDDLEFUCK AROUND to fool around, to waste time, to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1984 Amer. dial.
– FLINK to behave in a cowardly manner; to shirk one’s duty …1887 Amer. dial.
- FUNK to try to back out of anything; to fight shy of; to wish or try to shirk or evade an undertaking, duty, etc. …E19 sl.
– GOLDBRICK to evade duty; to shirk …World War I Amer. sl.
– GOOF to idle or waste time; to shirk one’s duties …1932 sl., chiefly US
– GOOF OFF to act lazily, to mess around instead of working; to idle or waste time; to shirk one’s duties …1932 sl., orig. military
– GYPPO to dodge an unpleasant responsibility; to shirk a duty; to avoid something …1971 S. Afr. sl.. orig. military
– HACK OFF to ignore one’s homework or other duties and do nothing …1960s Amer. sl.
– JACK THE DOG to loaf, to shirk work …1988 Amer. dial.
– JIB to shirk …1811 colloq.
– KNOCK DOWN to act lazily; to shirk one’s work …1950s Can. sl.
– LAG to shirk one’s duties …1990s sl.
– LAG OFF to shirk one’s duties …1990s sl.
– LIE DOWN ON THE JOB to do less than one could or should do; to shirk one’s obligations …colloq.
– LURK to shirk work; to idle …1551 obs.
– MIKE to loiter, to hang around idly or shirk work …1859 Brit. sl.
– RAT to idle about; to shirk work or school; to malinger …1929 Amer. dial.
– RAT AROUND to idle about; to shirk work or school; to malinger; to lounge around doing nothing in particular …1857 Amer. dial.
– SCAMP to do carelessly; to do work badly, inefficiently, or with bad materials; to shirk work …1851 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCONCE to feign illness, so as to escape having to work, to shirk …Bk1904 N. Ireland
– SCOW to loiter, to idle, to shirk work …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOW-BANK to loiter, to idle about; to shirk work …1868 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMSHANK to malinger or shirk one’s duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage
– SHAG-BAG to loiter, to lounge about; to shirk work …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SKATE to avoid obligations; to shirk …1945 US sl.
– SKIVE; SKYVE to shirk one’s duty or avoid work …1919 sl., orig. services’ usage
– SLACK to be lazy; to avoid work …1904 sl.
– SOJER to loiter, to lounge, to shirk work, to waste time …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
– SPRUCE to malinger or shirk one’s duty …1917 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
– SWING THE LEAD to malinger or shirk one’s duty …1917 Brit. sl.
– TAIGLE THE CLEEK to hold things up, to hinder progress; to shirk one’s work …1951 Sc.
– TAISTER to dodge work, to slack, to be lazy …1893 Sc. obs.
– THROW OFF to fail to exert oneself, to shirk …1867 Amer. dial.
– WHIP THE CAT to shirk work and enjoy oneself on Monday …Bk1897 sl.
SHIRT – ADJECTIVES
– FRIED starched, as a shirt …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SHIRT – NOUNS
– AUSTRALIAN FLAG, THE the bottom of a shirt …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– BALDFACED SHIRT a dress shirt with a starched front …1889 US sl.
– BLAZE-FACED SHIRT * a starched white shirt …1909 Amer. dial.
– BOILED COLLAR a white dress shirt …1969 Amer. dial.
– BOILED SHIRT a man’s starched dress shirt …1853 Amer. dial.
– BOSOM the front of a shirt …1872 US
– CALF-TRINNELS the ruffles on a shirt or the flounces on a gown …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALF-TRUNDLE the ruffle of a shirt, or the flounces of a gown … Bk1888
– CAMESA a shirt …M17 sl.
– CARRION-CASE a shirt or chemise …M19 sl.
– CHEMMIE a shirt, a blouse …1999 UK sl.
– DICKY a worn-out shirt …1781 sl. obs. rare
– DICKY DIRT a shirt …1925 Brit. rhyming sl.
– FAG LOOP a loop on the back of a man’s shirt …2001 US sl.
– FANCY a man’s dress shirt with a coloured pattern …1986 US sl.
– FLAG OF DISTRESS a flying shirt-tail …Bk1893 sl.
– FLANNIE; FLANNY a shirt made of flannel or flannelette …Aust. sl.
– FRIED SHIRT a man’s starched dress shirt …1853 Amer. dial.
– HAND-WRIST a cuff, as on a shirt …1707 obs. rare
– INTIMATE a shirt …Bk1896 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– JACK SHIRT a wool shirt …1950 Amer. dial.
– JACK WHITE a shirt tail …1909 Amer dial.
– JACOBITE a sham shirt; a dickey; a shirt collar …1690 sl.
– KEMESA a shirt …M17 sl.
– LABBIE; LABEY; LABIE the flap or skirt of a man’s coat or shirt …1808 Sc.
– LEBBIE the flap or skirt of a man’s coat or shirt …1808 Sc.
– MILLTAG; MILLTOG; MILLTUG a shirt …E19 sl.
– MILLY a shirt …20C sl.
– MISH a shirt; a chemise …c1670 Brit. sl.
– MOURNING SHIRT a flannel shirt …M17 sl.
– NARP a shirt …1857 Sc.
– NIVEBAND the cuff of a shirt …1701 Sc.
– RAMP a shirt ..1845 Sc.
– SARK a garment worn next to the skin; a shirt or chemise; occasionally used for a nightshirt …a1100 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SKIN in carnival and amusement park usage: a shirt …1982 US sl.
– THOUSAND-MILER a dark shirt that does not show the dirt …1929 nautical sl.
– UNCLE BERT a shirt …1961 UK rhyming sl.
– VENT the wrist of a shirt; any opening in a garment …1873 Eng. dial.
– VENT-HOLE a buttonhole in the wrist of a shirt …1873 Eng. dial.
SHIRT – PHRASES
– FLYING THE AUSSIE FLAG going around with your shirt tails hanging out …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
SHIRT – VERBS
– FLASH THE DICKEY to show the shirt front …Bk1893 sl.
– REEVE to draw into wrinkles; to pucker; to twist round; to shrivel up; to roll up the sleeves …1821 Eng. dial.
– SARK to clothe in a sark …1483 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SHIRTLESS – ADJECTIVES
– without a sark SARKLESS a1774 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SHIVER, SHIVERING, SHIVERS, SHIVERY – ADJECTIVES
– BEVERY shivery, tremulous …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– DITHERY-DODDERY trembling, shivering, shaking …1876 Eng. dial.
SHIVER etc. – ADVERBS
– AGRUE of a state in which one shivers with cold or shudders with fear or repulsion; a-shiver, shuddering …1856 Sc.
SHIVER etc. – NOUNS
– BEVER; BIVVER a shiver, a tremor; a state of trembling …1854 Eng. dial.
– DANDER a fit of shivering …1877 Eng. dial.
– DANDERS the shivers; a shivering fit …1889 Eng. dial.
– HAWKESBURIES the shivers …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl. (Hawkesbury Rivers)
– HAWKESBURY RIVERS the shivers …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl.
– QUAKER a shake; a shiver …1861 Eng. dial.
– RIGOR a chill; a shiver, tremor, or shake; a shivering with cold …1806 Amer. dial.
– RIGORS, THE a chill; a shiver, tremor, or shake; a shivering with cold …1905 Amer. dial.
– THRIDDLE a shiver, a convulsive movement …1889 Eng. dial.
– WACKER a shake; a shiver …1861 Eng. dial.
– WHACKER a shake; a shiver …1861 Eng. dial.
SHIVER etc. – VERBS
– DADDER to quake, tremble, shiver, shake …1483 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DATHER to shiver, to tremble, to shake either with cold or old age …1684 Eng. dial.
– DUDDER to shudder, to shiver…c1640
– MEEN to shiver slightly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NITHER to shrink or huddle, as with cold; to be shivery, to tremble …1896 Sc.
– WAMBLE to be in poor, uncertain health; to shake, to shiver …1923 Sc.