Reverse Dictionary: SHOR – SHQ


SHORE – ADJECTIVES
– towards the shore; keeping near land INNERLY 1898 Sc.

SHORE – NOUNS
– the roll of the water near the shore LAND-SWELL 1812
– the shore LAND-SIDE a1533 obs.


SHORN – ADJECTIVES
– shorn YDODDED a1400 obs.


SHORT, SHORTNESS – ADJECTIVES
– BEEFY short and stout …Bk1911 Sc.
– BELSHIE fat and at the same time diminutive; fat and small or short …19C Sc.
– BILSHIE short and stout; plump and thriving …19C Sc.
 BIT short …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLOCKY of a person or animal: of solid build, stocky; short and stout …1879
– BUNCHY chubby, short and stout …1942 Amer. dial.
– BUNTY short and squat …1870 Amer. dial.
 BUTTY short …20C Irish sl.
– CHAPO short, chubby, chunky …1932 Amer. dial.
– CHUNKED thick and short …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CLUNCHY short, thick, and clumsy …19C Eng. dial.
– COBBY of the nature of a cob (horse); short and thickset, stocky …1871
– CUTTY short, or cut short …Scot & N. Eng. dial.
– DECURT short …1623 obs.
 DUBBY squat, short, dumpy …1825 colloq. & Eng. dial.
 DUCK-LEGGED having unusually short legs …1650
– DUMPTY short and stout …1857
– DUMPY short and stout; deficient in length or stature …1750
– FADGY corpulent, fat, unwieldy, short and thickset in person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FLUMPY short in person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– GUDGIE short and thick: of the body …1825 Sc.
– GURKIE very thick and short …1880 Sc.
– HAMMERED-DOWN stunted; short; wretched; worthless; insignificant …1919 Amer. dial.
– HODDY-DODDY short and dumpy or clumsy; disproportionately stout; squat …1824
– HODMANDOD short and clumsy, squat …1825 Eng. dial.
– HUDGY thick, clumsy; short …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HUMPTY short, thickset …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HUMPTY-DUMPTY short, thickset, clumsy …1785
– IMPROCEROUS low of stature, not tall …1656 obs. rare
– JIMP short, scanty …a1513 Sc.
– KNEE HIGH TO A DUCK very short …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– KNEE-HIGH TO A GRASSHOPPER short in stature …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– LOGGY short and heavy-bodied …Bk1887 Eng. dial.
 LOW of a person: short, small in height …a1398
– LOW-BUILT of a person: short …1906 Amer. dial.
– LOW-SET of a person: short …1984 Amer. dial.
– NABBITY short in stature, but full grown: said of a diminutive female …B1900 Eng. dial.
– NUBBIE short and plump, dumpy …B1900 Sc.
– NUGGETY of people and animals: short, thickset, and strong; stocky …1856 Aust. & NZ
– NUNTY stout or chubby, combined with shortness …1876 Eng. dial.
– PODGY short or squat and fat …1846 sl.
 PUDDY short, thickset; stumpy; podgy, pudgy …1747 rare
– PUDGY short or squat and fat …1836 sl.
– PUNCHY short and stout, thickset, squat, stumpy; having a large paunch …1791
– QUADDY of a person: very broad, short and thick; squat …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SACKETY of a person: like a stuffed sack, short and thickset; dumpy …1825 Sc.
– SACKIE short and thick in physical build …1825 Sc.
– SAWED-OFF short; legless …L19 sl.
– SAWN-OFF short; legless …L19 sl.
– SAWNY short; legless …L19 sl.
– SHORT AND THICK, LIKE A WELSHMAN’S PRICK said of a short person very broad in the beam …M19 sl.
– SHORT-ARSED short …c1870 colloq.
– SHORT-SET of short build, stumpy …1883
– SPUDDY short and fat or plump; thickset …a1825
– STRUNTY short, stumpy, dwarfish, stunted …1756 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 STUGGY of a person: stocky, thickset, stout, sturdy, strong; short and fat …1847 Eng. dial.
– TAM short; dwarf …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNDERGROUND undergrown, short, dumpy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UNDERHANDED short, undersized, poorly developed …1856 Eng. dial.
 
SHORT etc. – NOUNS
– DOCUS anything very short …19C Sc.
– DUCK DISEASE shortness of stature, esp. applied to short legs …1925 UK sl.
 DUCK-LEGS short legs …1714
– DUCK’S DISEASE shortness of legs …1925 jocular usage
– GARRON anything short and thick of its kind …1866 Sc.
– LONG-LITTLE something very short or small …1653 obs.
– PUG a short or stumpy thing …M19 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
SHORT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BALLOCH a plump, short person; …Bk1898 Sc.
– BANTAM a very short British soldier; a short or small man …Bk1919 services’ sl.
– BARRELARSE a short and stubby person; a fat person …2003 NZ sl.
– BARRELLIE a short, thick person …1910 Sc. 
– BASIL-HAMPERS a person who, being short of stature, takes short steps, and does not proceed very quickly …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
– BEEF TRUST an obese or fat person …1933 US sl.
– BEEFY a nickname for a short and stout person …1905 Sc.
– BELGE a short, fat person; also, a term of disrespect …1825 Sc. 
– BIFFY a nickname for a short, pursy fellow …Bk1905 Sc. 
– BILCH a fat, short person, or animal; a little, crooked, insignificant person …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BILGE a short, fat person; also, a term of disrespect …1825 Sc. 
– BILSH a short, plump person; a thriving, stout person or animal …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BILT a short thickset or dumpy person …Bk1876 Sc.
– BODSIE a nickname for a short, thickset person …Bk1911 Sc.
– BROOMHILDA a short, unattractive woman …1980s US college sl.
– BUNTY one who is short of stature …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
– CARLIE a little ‘carl’; a man short of stature …1697 Sc.
– CHAPO a short, chubby person or horse …1893 Amer. dial.
– CUTTIE;  CUTTY a short, thickset girl …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– DOCUS someone very short …19C Sc.
– DUCK-BUTT a short person, esp. someone with large posteriors …1939  US sl.
– DUMP a short, stout person …1840
– DUMPLING a little fat child or person; a short, stout person …1617
– DUMPTY a short, stout person …1847
– DUMPY a short, stout person …1808 
– DUSTY BUTT a short person …1900s African-American sl.
– FADGE a short, thickset person; a fat, clumsy woman …1750 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– FIVE BY FIVE a very short, fat man …1942 Amer. sl.
– FORTY FOOT a derisive term for a very short person …Bk1864 sl.
– GIMP a short, stout, well-built girl …1949 Sc.
– GIMPIE a short, stout, well-built girl …1915 Sc.
– GRUB a short, thickset person (rarely a woman) …15C colloq.
– GRUNDY a short, fat person, usually of men …16C sl.
– GUDGE a short thick fat person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– GURK a short fat person …1813 Sc.
– GURKIN a very fat, short person …1866 Sc.
– HALF-A-MAN a short person …1997 US sl.
– HALF-PINT a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HALF-PINT MACK a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HODDY-DODDY a short and dumpy or thickset person …a1553 obs.
– HOODY-DOODY a short stumpy person …B1900 Amer. cant
– JACK SPRAT a dwarfish, undersized person; a little fellow; a diminutive boy or man; a nickname for a short person; a dwarf …c1570 
– LACATAN a short, stoutish person …1950s W. Indies
– LAIGHIE-BRAID a person having a short, thick body; any animal having short legs and a thick body …Bk1902 Sc.
– LITTLE BILL a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LITTLE SHORTY a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LONG-ATTACHMENT a tall man and a short woman walking together …Bk1903 sl.
– MOODIEWORT a short dark person with a profusion of hair; also a term  applied to children …1899 Sc.
– MOTHER BUNCH a short, stout girl …1899 Amer. dial.
– MOULDYWARP a short dark person with a profusion of hair; also a term  applied to children …1899 Sc.
– MR. FIVE BY FIVE a very short, fat man …1942 Amer. sl.
– NAT a person of short stature, esp. one of short temper …1873 Sc. & N. Ireland
– NUGGET a short person with a large belly …1825 Sc.
– NUGGET a short, thickset or muscular person …c1890 Aust. colloq.
– PAWCHLIE a stupid person, a simpleton; a silly person of low stature …1824 Sc. 
– PODGE a short, fat person, esp. a chubby child …L19 sl.
– PODGY a short, fat person …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– PUDGE a short, squat person; anything both short and thick …1808 colloq. & Eng. dial.
– PUG a short or stumpy person or thing; a dwarf …M19 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SACKET a short dumpy person …1889 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SACKIE;  SACKY a short dumpy person …1824 Sc.
– SAND-DUSTER a short person …1953 US sl.
– SAWED-OFF a short person …1883 sl.
– SCREIGH a lean person with a shrill voice, and generally of short stature …Bk1904 Sc.
– SHORT-ARSE a short person …c1890 colloq.
– SHORTY a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHRIMP a short person …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– SPROUT a short, young person …Bk1995 US sl.
– SQUAB a short fat person …a1700 
– STUMP-OF-THE-GUTTER a short, squat, dumpy person …1764 sl.
– THRUGGIL a short, stunted person; a dwarf …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOM THUMB a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TRUB-TAIL a little or short, squat woman …1706 obs.
– WALLIE;  WALLY a short, fat person …1932 Amer. student sl.
– WALRUS a short, fat person …1932 Amer. sl. 
– WARTY a nickname for a short person …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


SHORTAGE – NOUNS
– shortage, deficiency WANTAGE 1828 US
– shortage, deficiency, lack DEFAILING 1502 obs.
– shortage, want, lack, absence of WANE c888 obs.


SHORT-CHANGE, SHORT-CHANGING – NOUNS
CAKE-CUTTING short-changing …1993 US sl.
HYPE an instance of short-changing …1926 sl., orig. US

SHORT-CHANGE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
CAKE-CUTTER a cashier or other person who short-changes the public …1930s sl., orig. African-American, also circus use
HYPE a person who does not give the correct amount of change …1926 sl., orig. US

SHORT-CHANGE etc. – VERBS
DUKE to short-change someone by palming a coin given as part of the change …1981 US sl.
FAST-COUNT to shortchange …1949 US sl.
HYPE to short-change, to cheat; to deceive, to con, esp. by false publicity …1926 sl., orig. US


SHORTCOMING – NOUNS
DEFALCATION falling away, defection; shortcoming, failure, delinquency …1750
WANING default, shortcoming …c1320 obs.
WANT a defect, failing, fault; a shortcoming …1592 obs.

SHORTCOMING – PHRASES
HAIR IN ONE’S NECK, A a hold over someone, generally arising from a mistake or shortcoming which can be used against one’s reputation, etc. …1818 Sc.


SHORTCUT – ADJECTIVES
ACROSS LOTS via a shortcut …E19 US sl.
CROSS LOTS via a shortcut …E19 US sl.

SHORTCUT – NOUNS
NEAR CUT a short cut; a shorter method than the one usually employed …1880 Sc. & Eng. dial.
NEAR-HAND ROAD a short cut …1816 Eng. dial.
NEAR WAY a shortcut …1836 Amer. dial.
NIGH CUT a short-cut; a bypath …1848 Amer. dial.
NIGH WAY a short-cut; a bypath …1939 Amer. dial.
THROUGH CUT a shortcut …1898 Amer. dial.

SHORTCUT – VERBS
GAINCOPE to catch up with, to intercept or encounter another person by taking a short cut …c1440 obs.


SHORTEN, SHORTENED, SHORTENING – ADJECTIVES
ABBREVIATORY tending to abbreviate or shorten …1847 rare
CORREPT abridged, shortened …1654 obs.
DECURTATE cut down, shortened, abridged, curtailed …a1638 rare

SHORTEN etc. – NOUNS
ABBREVIATURE an abbreviated or shortened state, condition, or form; shortness …1614 obs.
ABBREVIATURE the process of abbreviating; abbreviation, shortening …1659 obs.
ABRIDGE abridgement, shortening …1611 obs. rare
ACCURTATION shortening, curtailment, abbreviation …1583 obs.
DECURTATION shortening; abridging, cutting down …1652 obs.

SHORTEN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
ABBREVIATOR one who abbreviates, abridges, or shortens; one who summarizes …1615

SHORTEN etc. – VERBS
CURT to cut short, to shorten…a1618 obs.
CUT to curtail, to abridge, to shorten, to reduce; to shorten a play by omitting portions …1413
CUT OFF to shorten, to cut short …1607 obs. rare
DECURT to cut down, to shorten, to dock, to curtail, to abridge; to summarize …1550 obs.
DECURTATE to cut down, to shorten, to dock, to curtail, to abridge…1623 obs.
SUCCIDE to cut off, to shorten …1432-50 obs. rare


SHORTHAND – ADJECTIVES
TACHYGRAPHY the art or practice of quick writing; applied to shorthand, and to cursive as distinguished from angular letters …1641

SHORTHAND – NOUNS, PERSON
PALANTYPIST a person skilled in the use of a Palantype, esp. one employed in this capacity (Palantype – a machine for typing in shorthand, often used in transcribing speech to text for deaf people) …1958
STENO a (female) shorthand-typist …1906 sl., orig. & chiefly US
TACHYGRAPH a writer of shorthand …1810
TACHYGRAPHER a shorthand writer; a stenographer …1887
TACHYGRAPHIST a shorthand writer; a stenographer …1895


SHORT-HANDED – ADJECTIVES
– short-handed UNDER-HANDED Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SHORT-LIVED – ADJECTIVES
– short-lived, brief, fleeting WAFF 1894 Sc.
– short-lived, brief, of no duration TIMELESS 1657 obs. rare


SHORTLY – ADVERBS
– ALL AT ONE SHOT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– AT ONE SHOT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– AT THE SOUND OF THE GUN immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BANG-OFF immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BEFORE YOU CAN SAY JACK ROBINSON immediately; shortly …1785 sl.
– BEFORE YOU CAN SAY J.R. immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BEFORE YOU CAN SAY KNIFE immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BEFORE YOU CAN SAY SCAT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BEFORE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– BIG AND PRONTO immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CHOP-CHOP quickly; immediately; shortly …Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– DOWN ON THE NAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ENOW shortly, very soon, in a moment, presently, by and by …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HASTILY soon, without delay, shortly, suddenly …1549 obs.
– IMMEJITLY immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A BANG immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A BRACE OF SHAKES immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A COUPLE OF HUMPS immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A COUPLE OF JERKS immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A COUPLE OF KICKS immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A COUPLE OF SHAKES immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A COUPLE OF WINKS immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A JERK immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A JIFF immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A JIFFY immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A KICK immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A SHAKE immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A TWINK immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN A WINK immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN JIG TIME immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN LESS THAN NO TIME immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN NOTHING FLAT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN NO TIME immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN QUICK ORDER immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN SHORT METER immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN THE TWINKLING OF A BEDPOST immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES OF A BRASS MONKEY’S TAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES OF A DEAD LAMB’S TAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES OF A DEAD SHEEP’S TAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES OF A LAMB’S TAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO SHAKES OF A SHEEP’S TAIL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– IN TWO TWO’S immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– JIFFILY immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– JOHNNY JUMP UP immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– JUST THEN immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LIKE A SHOT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LIKE A SHOT OUT OF HELL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LIKE A SHOT THROUGH HELL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ON THE DOT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ON THE NAIL immediately; shortly …1596 sl.
– ON THE SPOT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– P.D.Q. immediately; shortly (Pretty Damn Quick) …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PRONTO immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RIGHT OFF THE BAT immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RIGHT OFF THE REEL immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STRAIGHT OFF immediately; shortly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


SHORT-SIGHTED – see SIGHT


SHORT-TEMPERED – ADJECTIVES
CLUNCHY quick-tempered; short tempered; easily offended …19C Eng. dial.
CRUSTY short-tempered; harshly curt in manner or speech …c1570
CUTTY testy, hasty, short of temper …1825 Sc.
FUFFY short-tempered, touchy, huffy …1858 Sc.
HECKLE-TEMPERED short-tempered, hasty, touchy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
IGNORANT angry, irascible, short-tempered …1940s W. Indies. & Black British sl.
NERTY irascible, short-tempered …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
ON THE PECK irritable; angry; ready to fight; short-tempered; easily offended …1907 Amer. dial.
OUCHY irritable, short-tempered, touchy, easily offended, sensitive, intolerant …1966 Amer. dial.
PAUGHTY irritable, easily provoked, short-tempered …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
PECKISH short-tempered; easily offended; nagging, hypercritical …1895 Amer. dial.
PECKY short-tempered; easily offended; nagging, hypercritical …1949 Amer. dial.
QUANT short-tempered, ill-tempered …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RASPY easily exasperated, irritable, short-tempered …1877
SATTERAL short-tempered, tart …Bk1904 Sc.
SHORT-GRAINED short-tempered, irritable …B1900 Eng. dial.
SHORT-METTLED short-tempered, irritable, hasty …B1900 Eng. dial.
SNAPPY short-tempered; irritable …1834 US sl.
STREAKY irritable; short-tempered …Bk1904 sl.
STRUNTY short-tempered, easily offended, sulky, out of humour, pettish, huffy …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TECHEOUS touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1842 Amer. dial.
TECHOUS touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1903 Amer. dial.
TECHY touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered, peevish, easily offended, sensitive …1815 Amer. dial.
TEECHY tetchy, peevish, irritable, short-tempered; easily offended or angered …1691 Eng. dial.
TEMPERY short-tempered, hasty …B1900 Eng. dial.
TESTIF aggressive, contentious, short-tempered, peevish, tetchy  …1526 obs.
TETCHEROUS touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1976 Amer. dial.
TETCHIFIED touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1944 Amer. dial.
TETCHIOUS touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1913 Amer. dial.
TETCHOUS touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1842 Amer. dial.
TETCHOUS AS A SKINNED EEL touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1842 Amer. dial.
TETCHSOME touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered …1966 Amer. dial.
TETCHY touchy, irritable, fretful, short-tempered, peevish, easily offended …1592
TITCHY tetchy, peevish, irritable, short-tempered; easily offended or angered …1691 Eng. dial.
TUTTLE excitable, short-tempered …B1900 Eng. dial.

SHORT-TEMPERED – NOUNS, PERSON
NAT a person of short stature, esp. one of short temper …1873 Sc. & N. Ireland


SHORT-WINDED – ADJECTIVES
GALL-BURSEN short-winded …Bk1900 Sc.
HEAVY short-winded, asthmatic …1864 Amer. dial.
NASTIC asthmatic, short-winded …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
NAUKIE asthmatic, short-winded …Bk1905 Sc.
SHORT-ENDED short-winded, out of breath or quickly becoming so …1595 Sc. obs.
SHORT-LUNGED short-winded; out of breath or quickly becoming so …1687
THICK-LIFTED short-winded, wheezy, breathing with difficulty …1746 Eng. dial.
THICK-LISTED short-winded, wheezy, breathing with difficulty …1790 Eng. dial.


SHOT – ADJECTIVES
GUT-SHOT having been shot in the belly or abdomen …1848 Amer. sl., orig. Western
LIT having been shot …1960s African-American sl.
POPPED shot …20C sl.

SHOT – NOUNS
BAFF a blow, a buffet; a shot; a thud; a jog with the elbow; a blow with anything flat or soft, as the palm of the hand, a soft ball, etc. …1827 Sc.
SHOOT the discharge of a firearm; a shot …1775 Amer. dial.

SHOT – VERBS
EAT LEAD to be shot, usually fatally …1927 US sl.


SHOULDER – ADJECTIVES
BOOL-BACKIT round-shouldered; humpbacked …Bk1911 Sc.
BOWLIE-BACKIT round-shouldered; humpbacked …Bk1911 Sc.
HEAVE-SHOULDERED with raised shoulders; high-shouldered …1599 obs. rare
HOUSE-SHOULDERED having shoulders sloping on each side like the roof of a house …1552 obs.

SHOULDER – NOUNS
AXLE the shoulder …c1000 obs.
BACK-SPAULD the back part of the shoulder …1821 Sc.
BURN AND SMOULDER the shoulder 1992 UK rhyming sl.
CHAMPAGNE SHOULDERS sloping shoulders …L19 UK society sl.
LUTE SHOULDERS round shoulders …1596 obs.
SUCCOLLATION a bearing on the shoulders …1623 rare
YOKKEL a shoulder; a shoulder-like formation on the side of a hill …1897 Sc.

SHOULDER – NOUNS, PERSON
BIBLE-BACK a humpbacked or round-shouldered person …1873 Eng. dial. & US
CHARLEY;  CHARLIE a round-shouldered person or figure; a spinal hump …M19 sl.
KANGAROO a thin, slopes-shouldered person …L19 sl.

SHOULDER – VERBS
CARRY JACK-A-LANTERN to carry on the shoulders …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
SUBHUMERATE to take up on the shoulders; to shoulder …1628 obs. rare
SUCCOLLATE to bear on one’s shoulders …1623 rare


SHOUT, SHOUT AT, SHOUTING, SHOUT OUT – ADJECTIVES
– BELVING shouting, bellowing …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 
SHOUT etc. – NOUNS
– BELDERMENT a loud continuous crying or shouting …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BELLING noisy crying, shouting or roaring of human beings …1583 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BELVING a shouting, a bellowing …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BERE clamour, outcry, shouting, roaring; the noise of voices of men or animals …c1205 obs.
– BIER a shout; a complaint …Bk1911 Sc.  
– HA-BA a roar of laughter; a shout; a blatant cry …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HALLALLOO shouting, loud and excited vociferation …1730 obs.
– HALLOW a loud shout or cry to attract attention, etc. …c1440
– HIRQUITALLIENCY delighted shouts …1652 nonce word obs.
– HUTE an outcry, shouting, clamour …1292 obs. rare
– JOLLY a cheer, a shout …1871
– REEK a shriek, a shout; a noise …1740 Eng. dial.
– YALDER a loud shouting; vociferous yelling …1911 Sc.
– YAMMER a cry of lamentation, a wail; a loud outcry, shout, yell; lamentation, querulous utterance; a whimpering, a continuous loud complaining; grumbling …1500-20 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAWL a shout, a yell …1728
– YAWP a shout, a yell; a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine; constant, noisy talking; foolish talk …1889 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YOWP a shout, a yell; a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine; constant, noisy talking …1889 Eng. dial.
 
SHOUT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– LEATHER-LUNG a person who shouts …1975 Amer. jocular usage
 
SHOUT etc. – VERBS
– ABRAID to break forth abruptly into speech; to burst into a cry; to shout out …c1430 obs.
– BAWK to cry out, to shout …1847 Eng. dial.
– BAWZE to exclaim, to shout …1677 obs. rare
– BEAL to bellow or roar as cattle; to shout …1820 Eng. dial.
– BELDER of persons, esp. children: to cry noisily, to roar; to shout …1809 Eng. dial.
– BELL to bellow, to roar, to shout out, to cry, to make a loud noise …a1000
– BELLAS;  BELLUS to shout loudly; of oxen: to low …1881 Eng. dial.
 BLARE to speak loudly, to shout in a rude or angry manner …1856 Eng. dial.
 BLAY to shout …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CRAKE to shout or cry …19C Eng. dial.
– CRY BLUE MURDER to shout desperately, as if being attacked …1859 sl. 
– GAPE to bawl or shout …1579 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HAIL to shout; to roar; to cry …1858 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HALL to shout; to halloo …1880 Eng. dial.
– HALLOO to shout something aloud …1602
– HALLOW to shout to attract attention, etc. …c1420
– HAUL to shout …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JAMMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Ireland
– LALL to sing or shout loudly; to cry out; to quarrel …1884 Eng. dial.
– MAL to shout, to scream …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAIRD to make a loud noise; to shout, to roar; to make a cracking sound …Bk1905 Sc.
– RAME to shout, to cry aloud; to scream …c1470 obs.
– REAM to shout, to cry aloud, to bawl; to weep, to bewail, to moan; to talk wildly, to vociferate …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REEK to shout, to scream, to shriek …1856 Eng. dial.
– RORT to be loudly argumentative; to shout or complain loudly …1931 Royal Navy sl.
– SCROINOCH to shout, to screech, to yell; to make a noisy disturbance …1820 Sc.
– SHOUT BLUE MURDER to shout desperately, as if being attacked …1859 sl.
– TALE to shout …c1205 obs.
– YALP to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird …a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– YAMMER to make a loud unpleasant noise or outcry; to howl, to yell; to roar, to shout; to talk loudly or persistently; to scold …1513 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMOUR to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Sc.
– YAP to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog …E19 sl.
– YAP IT UP to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog …E19 sl.
– YAR to cry; to shout; to speak loudly …1902 Eng. dial.
– YARK OUT to shout loudly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YARR to cry; to shout; to speak loudly …1902 Eng. dial.
– YAUL to howl; to bawl, to shout; to scream harshly; to weep …1844 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAUP to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird …a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– YAWK to call out loudly; to hoot; to shout; to talk quickly and indistinctly …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAWL to call aloud, to shout, to bawl, to scream, to vociferate …1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
– YAWP to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird …a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– YEIE to cry out, to shout …c1175 obs.
 YELL BLOODY MURDER to shout and complain loudly …1859 sl.
– YELL BLUE MURDER to shout desperately, as if being attacked …1859 sl.
– YERP to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog …E19 sl.
– YERR to make a harsh noise, to creak, to roar, to rattle; to cry out loudly, to shout out, to yell, to howl …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– YIMMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 N. Ireland
– YIRR to yell, to shout out …1746 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YOLP to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird …a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– YOMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Sc.
– YOPE to shout or exclaim hoarsely; to yelp, as a dog; to cry harshly or querulously, as a bird …a1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– YOWP to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine …1824 Eng. dial.


SHOVE, SHOVING  – NOUNS
HEAVE a lift; an effort to lift or move something, a push, a shove, pressure; a swelling or rising up; rhythmical rising and falling, as of waves, the breast, etc.; an effort to vomit; a throw …a1571
DUNCH a sharp push or shove; a nudge or poke with the elbow …1770 Sc. & Eng. dial.
DUNT a blow esp. a heavy or forceful one; later, also a sharp push or shove, esp. a nudge or poke with the elbow …a1522 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCROUGE a push or shove …1954 Amer. dial.
THRUTCH a thrust; a push, a shove …1885 Eng. dial.
THRUTCHING-MATCH a pushing or shoving match …1886 Eng. dial.

SHOVE etc. – VERBS
BRAY to shove, to push …Bk1911 Sc.
DAB to push, to shove smartly …1866 Sc.
JUT to push, to thrust; to shove, to jolt; to knock against something …1565 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
LAAG a pull, a shove …1899 Sc.
SCAMBLE to push, to shove …1901 Eng. dial.
THRUTCH to thrust; to press, to push, to shove; to push or elbow one’s way through a crowd, etc. …1740 Eng. dial.
YAT to put or place in a hurried, throwing manner; to shove, to stuff in hurriedly …1962 Sc.


SHOVEL – NOUNS
ADAM’S ARM a shovel, a spade …1602 sl.
ARMSTRONG PLOW a shovel …1950 Amer. dial.
ARMY BANJO a shovel …Bk1944 service sl.
BANJO a long-handled shovel with a wide blade …1930 Amer., Aust. & NZ sl.
CANAL WRENCH a long-handled shovel …1954 US sl.
IDIOT SPOON a shovel or other digging tool …1948 Amer. sl., esp. among loggers and miners
IDIOT STICK a shovel …1930s US sl., esp. among loggers and miners
IDIOT TOOL a shovel …1980s US sl.
IGNORANT STICK a shovel …1950s US sl.
IRISH BANJO a spade, a shovel …20C sl.
IRISH FAN a spade, a shovel …1920s US sl.
IRISH SPOON a shovel …1862 Amer. dial.
LADY SHOVEL a small, lightweight shovel …1984 Amer. dial.
MUCK STICK a shovel …1908 US sl.
MUD SPOON a shovel …1941 Amer. dial.
MUD STICK a shovel …1939 Amer. dial.
UKELELE;  UKULELE a short-handled shovel …1930 Amer. dial.


SHOW – NOUNS
BEVISH unnecessary fuss or show; uncalled-for energy …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BRAVERIE bravado; show, splendour …Bk1911 Sc.
BRAVITY fine show, display, finery …Bk1911 Sc.
CONCERT n. a play; a show; any theatrical entertainment …1992 UK sl.
DOMENT a performance; a show …M19 sl.
EFFEIR appearance, bearing; show, pomp and circumstance; ceremony …1375 arch.
FAFF swagger, pretense; show, useless adornments …1880 Eng. dial.
FANTASTRY fantastic display or show; ostentation, affectation …1656 obs.
GAFF a show, an exhibition …19C sl.
GALLANTRY fine or gay appearance or show, splendour, magnificence …1613 obs.
RAREE-SHOW a show or spectacle of any kind …1684
SHOWCASE an entertainment, theatre, nightclub, rehearsal or performance whose main purpose is to show the merits of the performers to an audience of prospective employers, such as theatrical producers, booking agents, directors, or the like …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
SIGHT-COURT a place for public shows …1553 obs.
SLANGS, THE a collection of travelling shows; the travelling showman’s world or profession …c1850 sl.

SHOW – NOUNS, PERSON (also see SHOWMAN)
HALF-A-CROWNER one who pays half-a-crown for a seat at a show …L19 sl.

SHOW – PHRASES
MORE SAUCE THAN PIG indicates greater show than substance …c1670 colloq.
MORE SQUEAK THAN WOOL indicates greater show than substance …18C colloq.

SHOW – VERBS
ACCUSE to betray, to disclose; hence, to reveal, to display, to show or make known …c1400 rare
AFFICHE to parade, to flaunt; to make known of, to give notice of; to advertise, to publicize; to display, to show …1817
AIRT to point out, to show something to a person …1782 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
AWN to put before a person’s eyes; to show, to manifest; to appear …c1175 obs.
BEKEN to make known; to declare, to show …a1300 obs.
BETEACH to show, to point out …c1000 obs.
BEWRAY to reveal, divulge, disclose, declare, make known, show …c1405 obs.
DASH to make a show, to display, to show off …1813 Sc.
FLASH to show suddenly and briefly …colloq.
INSTEFY to show, to testify; to set forth …1899 Amer. dial.
INSTIFY to show, to testify; to set forth …1899 Amer. dial.
OSTENTATE to show, to display …1630 obs.
PATEFY to reveal, show, declare, disclose; to make open or manifest …1533 obs.
TENT to show, to teach …1882 Eng. dial.


SHOWER (bathroom) – NOUNS
ARTHUR POWER a shower …2000s Irish sl.
BAG OF FLOUR a bathroom shower …1980 UK rhyming sl.
DOUCHE the application of a jet or stream of water, air, or steam to a person’s body, esp. for medical purposes or as a means of cleansing; a shower …1739
DOUCHE BAG a shower kit …1991 US Vietnam war military usage …1991 US sl.
FAIRY BOWER a shower (for bathing) …20C Aust. rhyming sl.
HOLLYWOOD SHOWER in Antarctica: a shower that exceeds the two-minute showers permitted by military authorities …2003 Antarctica usage
RAIN-BATH a shower-bath …1896 
RAIN ROOM a shower room …1968 US sl.

SHOWER (bathroom) – VERBS
DANCE IN THE RAIN ROOM to take a shower in prison …1989 US sl.
DOUCHE to wash oneself; to shower …1843 obs.


SHOWER, SHOWERY (rain) – ADJECTIVES (also see RAIN)
– AINISH unpleasant, used esp. of the weather; showery, rainy …1814 Eng. dial.
 BLEARY bleak, windy, cold, showery …1874 Eng. dial.
– DABBLY of the weather: wet, rainy, showery, damp …1879 Eng. dial.
– DAGGLY wet, showery …1869 Eng. dial.
– DAMPING showery, drizzling …1897 Eng. dial.
– DINGING showery …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– EASTICK cold, showery …1908 Sc.
– GAGEY of the weather: uncertain, risky, showery …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAGY of the weather: uncertain, risky, showery …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAINISH unpleasant, used esp. of the weather; showery, rainy …1814 Eng. dial.
– IMBRIFEROUS rain-bringing; showery …1813 rare
– LEAKING of weather: showery …c1420 obs.
– SCADDY of the weather: showery …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOORING showery, wet and windy …1939 Sc. 
– SCOURIE;  SCOURY;  SCOWRIE showery, having intermittent showers and gusts of wind …1865 Sc.
– SCOUTHERIE;  SCOUTHRY of the weather: threatening, abounding in flying showers …1794 Sc.
– SCUDDY misty, showery, foggy …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WALLOWISH of the weather: showery, sleety, when there is neither thaw nor frost …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
SHOWER etc. (rain) – NOUNS
– BLANDIGO shower of rain …1691 Eng. dial. obs.
– BLYTE a flying shower …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRASH a sudden gust, shower, or thunderclap …Bk1911 Sc.
– DACKLIN a slight shower …1808 Sc. obs.
– DAG a heavy shower …1808 Eng. dial.
– DAG OF RAIN a slight, misty shower; thick, small rain …1878 Eng. dial.
– DAG OF WET a slight, misty shower; thick, small rain …1878 Eng. dial.
– DAVID GOWER a shower (rain) …1990s rhyming sl.
– DRIBBLE a shower or snowstorm …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FAIRY BOWER a shower (rain) …Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl.
– HAITCH a slight, passing shower …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LAMB-BLASTS passing showers of snow, rain, or hail accompanied by high wind, occurring about the time of young lambs …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAMB-SHOWERS passing showers of snow, rain, or hail accompanied by high wind, occurring about the time of young lambs …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAMB-STORMS passing showers of snow, rain, or hail accompanied by high wind, occurring about the time of young lambs …1790 Eng. dial.
– NISK a slight or passing shower …1908 Sc. 
– PAYLING a driving, beating shower …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PRIDE OF THE MORNING a light shower, or dew at sunrise …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RAFF a short sharp shower of rain or snow, accompanied by gusts of wind; a driving shower …1790 Sc.
– SCAUR a shower, a short flying scurry of rain …1893 Eng. dial.
– SCOORIE a shower; a sudden gust of wind accompanied by rain …1895 Sc.
– SCOUR a shower of rain, esp. of a passing or intermittent fall, and usually one driven by gusts of wind …c1780 Sc. 
– SCOUTHER a slight shower of rain …1794 Sc. 
– SCOUTHERUM a very light shower …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCOUTHRY a slight shower of rain …1794 Sc. 
– SCOW a squally shower of rain; a wind and rain storm …1895 Sc. 
– SCOWTHER a slight, flying shower; a storm of rain or wind …1868 Sc.
– SCOWTHERUM a slight shower of rain …1866 Sc. 
– SKIFF a light gust of wind or shower of rain, etc. …1819 Sc.
– SKOUR a shower; a sudden gust of wind accompanied by rain …1895 Sc.
– SPITTER a shower or snowstorm …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SUMMER-SOB a summer shower …1768 Sc.
 
SHOWER etc. (rain) – VERBS
– SCREEN A SHOWER to protect from a shower …1814 Sc.


SHOWILY – ADVERBS
– showily, ostentatiously LAIRY;  LEARY 20C Aust. sl.


SHOWJUMPING – NOUNS
– a showjumping competition testing a horse’s ability to jump large obstacles PUISSANCE M20


SHOWMAN – NOUNS, PERSON
AMPSTER; AMSTER the accomplice of a showman or trickster ‘planted’ in the audience to start the buying of tickets, goods, etc. …1941 Aust. sl.
CACKLER an actor or showman who has a talking part; loosely, an actor …1854 circus and showmen’s sl.
FAKER an itinerant artisan, mechanic, or tradesman; hence, a peddler, street vendor, pitchman, or travelling showman …1859 sl.
FAKIR an itinerant artisan, mechanic, or tradesman; hence, a peddler, street vendor, pitchman, or travelling showman …1893 sl.
GAFFMAN a showman …1840 UK criminals’ sl.
MOULDY GRUB a travelling showman; a mountebank who performs in the open air without tent or covering …Bk1867 sl.
SHOWIE a ‘showman’; one who owns or works at any of the various entertainment, food, etc. stands or pitches at shows or other public gatherings …1930s NZ sl.

SHOWMAN – NOUNS, PERSON, OTHER
AMPSTER the helper of a showman or trickster, ‘planted’ in the audience to start the buying of tickets, goods, etc. …1941 Aust. sl.


SHOW OFF, SHOWING OFF – ADJECTIVES
 AIRISH inclined to put on airs; arrogant, showing off …1943 Amer. dial.
– SEDITTY arrogant, boastful, showing off …1968 US sl.
– SIDIDY arrogant, boastful, showing off …1968 US sl.
– SIDITY arrogant, boastful, showing off …1968 US sl.
– SPLIT-ARSE given to showing off …1917 services’ sl., orig. air force
– SPLIT-ASS given to showing off …1917 services’ sl., orig. air force
– STYLING strutting, showing off …1950s African-American sl.
– SWANKING showing off, acting in an arrogant or vulgar manner …20C sl.
– VADY proud, vain, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– VOUDIE adj. proud, vain, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– WADDIE proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– WADY proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
 
SHOW OFF etc. – NOUNS
 BALLING a showing off, flaunting one’s possessions …2000s sl.
– FOFARRAW ostentation; show-off; bluster …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– FOOFOORAW ostentation; show-off; bluster …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– HIGH FLY showing off, acting in a superior, arrogant manner …L19 sl.
– PAPPY SHOW foolishness, showing off; one who makes a stupid exhibition of themselves …L19 W. Indies
– POPPY SHOW foolishness, showing off; one who makes a stupid exhibition of themselves …L19 W. Indies
– PUPPY SHOW foolishness, showing off; one who makes a stupid exhibition of themselves …L19 W. Indies
– STYLING showing off, acting ostentatiously …1960s sl.
– SWANK arrogant, showing-off behaviour …M19 sl.
 
SHOW OFF etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ACT-ASS a show-off, a braggart; one who sees themself as cleverer than they really are …1970 US sl.
– ACTRESS an egocentric show-off, who is nonetheless amusing and witty; a homosexual who hogs the limelight …Bk1972 US homosexual sl.
– BARIMER a braggart, a show-off …Bk1966 Yiddish sl.
– BIG DOING a boaster, a braggart; a pompous person, a show-off, a bully …Bk1994 US sl.
– BIG DOINGS a boaster, a braggart; a pompous person, a show-off, a bully …1932 US sl.
– BIGNADUO a boaster, a bumptious person, a show-off, one who puts on airs …1943 W. Indies
– BIG NOTER a show-off, a braggart who uses money to impress others; one who consistently draws attention to their own success, wealth, etc. …1967 Aust, sl.
– BUSH LAIR a stupid show-off; a vulgar person …1945 Aust. sl., derogatory
– FANCY DAN a dandy; an affected or pretentious fellow; a show-off …1943 Amer. sl.
– GRANDSTAND ARTIST one who grandstands, or performs showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers; a show-off …1948 sl.
– GRANDSTAND PLAYER one who grandstands, or performs showily or ostentatiously in an attempt to impress onlookers; a show-off …1888 sl.
– JACK THE BISCUIT a show-off; someone who is important or self-important enough to be ostentatious …2002 UK sl. 
– KNOCKER an important or self-important male; a show-off …20C US sl.
– LAIR, LARE a youth or man who dresses flashily or shows off …1923 Aust. sl.
– MILKBAR COWBOY a young male who shows off, hanging around cafes and street corners …Bk2004 Aust. sl.
– MUG LAIR a stupid show-off; a vulgar person …1945 Aust. sl., derogatory
– MUSTARD CASE a supreme show-off …2001 US sl.
– PAVIE a frivolous, giddy person; one who loves display, a show-off; one who puts on airs; an idle, trifling child …a1850 Sc.
– PEEVEE a frivolous, giddy person; one who loves display, a show-off; one who puts on airs; an idle, trifling child …a1850 Sc. 
– SHOWBOAT an attention-seeker or show-off …1953 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– SHOW-OUT a show-off, a braggart; a loud, self-assertive person …1954 Amer. dial.
– SMARTY PANTS an intellectual who shows off …1935
– SWANK a show-off, a braggart …1900s sl.
– SWANKER a braggart, a show-off …M19 sl.
– TEDDY BEAR a youth or man who dresses flashily or shows off …1953 Aust. rhyming sl. for ‘lair’
– VEST a show-off …1965 US sl.
 
SHOW OFF etc. – PHRASES
– STIFFIN’ AND JIVIN’ showing off …1960s Amer. sl.
 
SHOW OFF etc. – VERBS
– ADVERTISE to show off, to act in an exhibitionist manner and thus draw unneeded attention to oneself …1930s sl., orig. US
– AIR OFF ONESELF to show off one’s superior status at others’ expense …20C W. Indies sl.
– BE PUT THROUGH ONE’S FACINGS to be reprimanded or to show off …c1865 colloq., orig. military sl.
– BUNG ON SIDE to show off …1910s Aust.
– BUNG ON SWERVE to show off …1910s Aust.
– BUNG ON THE BULL to show off; to act in a pretentious manner …1940s Aust. sl.
– COME THE LA-DI-DA to show off in dress and manner …c1883 sl.
– COME THE LARDY-DAH to show off in dress and manner …c1883 sl.
– CUT UP to cut a dash; to show off; to behave badly or indecorously …1787 US colloq.
– DASH to make a show, to display, to show off …1813 Sc.
– DO DAGS to do something that the other person cannot do; to show off; to play foolhardy tricks …c1850 colloq.
– DO ONE’S STUFF to show off a specialty …1920s sl.
– DO THE LA-DI-DA to show off in dress and manner …c1883 sl.
– DO THE LARDY-DAH to show off in dress and manner …c1883 sl.
– FANCY-DAN to show off …1955 Amer. sl., esp. sports usage
– FEATURE to strut, to show off …1970 Amer. dial.
– FLASH THE GAB to show off in talk; to hold forth …1819 sl.
– GO THROUGH ONE’S FACINGS to be reprimanded or to show off …c1865 colloq., orig. military sl.
– HIGH PRIME to show off …L19 African-American sl.
– LAIR to dress flashily; to show off …1928 Aust. sl.
– LAIRISE;  LAIRIZE to show off …1953 Aust. sl. rare
– LARE to dress flashily; to show off …1928 Aust. sl.
– LARGE to show off, to act aggressively …1990s sl.
– LARGE IT to show off, to act aggressively …1990s sl.
– OSTENTATE to make a show of, to show off; to display ostentatiously or boastfully …c1540 rare
– PILE ON DOG to show off; to put on airs; to something energetically or noisily …M19 sl., orig. US
 PILE ON THE AGONY to exaggerate, to show off …1837 US sl., orig. theatrical usage
– PLAY THE ZOUAVE to show off, to swagger …World War I army sl.
– PUT ON AN ACT to show off, to talk for display, to behave insincerely …1934 sl.
 PUT ON THE AGONY to exaggerate, to show off …1837 US sl., orig. theatrical usage 
– PUT ON (THE) DOG to show off; to put on airs; to something energetically or noisily …M19 sl., orig. US
– SELL A WOLF to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
– SELL A WOLF TICKET to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
– SELL A WOOF to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
– SELL A WOOF TICKET to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
– SET DAGS to do something that the other person cannot do; to show off …M19 sl.
– SHOWBOAT to show off …1951 US sl.
– SHOWCASE to show off …1945 US sl.
– SHOW OFF to act like a show-off …Amer. colloq.
– SHOW OUT to make a display of oneself; to behave extravagantly, esp. in order to drawn attention to oneself; to brag, to show off …1841 Amer. dial.
– STRUT ONE’S STUFF to show off; to display one’s ability …1926 sl., orig. US
– STYLE to show off, to strut around …1950s sl. orig. African-American
– STYLE OFF to show off, to strut around …1960s sl. orig. African-American
– SWAMP to put on airs; to show off …World War I Amer. sl.
– SWANK to boast, to behave boastfully, self-importantly, or ostentatiously; to swagger; to show off …1809 sl.
– VAPOUR to act in a fantastic or ostentatious manner; to show off; to swagger; to walk in with a swaggering air …1652
– WALK THE DOG to show off by driving or walking at speed …1910s US sl.


SHOWY – ADJECTIVES
 AFFICHÉ characterized by flamboyant or showy display; extravagant, ostentatious …1818 rare
– BLING-BLING showy; fancy or sparkly, from the glimmer of lights …1990s sl., orig. African-American
– BRANKIE;  BRANKY showy, gaudy, finely dressed …1790 Sc. obs.
– BRANKIN lively, gay; showy, ostentatious; prancing …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAW-WARLD showy, gaudy …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRUMMAGEM showy but inferior and worthless …1630
– DANDY fine, gay; flashy, showy …1813
– DASHIE making a great show; showy, gay, proud …Bk1900 Sc.
– DASHING showy, given to excess, esp. in dress …19C sl.
– DASHY showy, ostentatiously fashionable; stylish …1822 colloq.
– DOWN THE ROAD vulgar, showy …M19 sl.
– FANCY-ASS showy, smart …2000s sl.
– FANDANGOUS showy, pompous …1797 Eng. dial.
– FANTOOSH overdressed, over-ornamented; flashy, showy; ultra-fashionable …1920 Sc.
– FANTY-SHEENY showy, fanciful, over-particular …1847 Eng. dial.
– FLAMBUSTIOUS gaudy, showy …1868 Amer. sl.
– FLAPADOSHA showy; eccentric …19C Eng. dial.
– FLASH characterized by outward show; gaudy, showy, smart, flashy …1785
– FLASH knowing; expert; showy …1819 thieves’ sl.
– FLASH vulgar, or blackguardly; showy; applied to one aping his betters …1830 sl.
– GALLANT gorgeous or showy in appearance; finely-dressed, smart …c1420  arch.
– GEWGAW showy, worthless …M17
– HORSED UP of a woman: showy, overdressed, over made-up …1950s US sl.
– IKEY extraordinary, showy …L19 sl.
– KNUTTY fashionable, showy, dandified …1916 
– LAANIE;  LAHNEE;  LANI;  LANIE;  LARNEY showy, arrogant …1970s S. Afr. sl.
– LAIRY;  LAREY;  LARY showy, ostentatious, attention-seeking …1898 Aust. sl.
– LEARY ostentatious, showy …20C Aust. sl.
– LEERY flash; showy of dress and manners …c1850 sl.
– MANDY showy …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– ORGULOUS ostentatious, showy …a1300 arch.
– PISS-ELEGANT affectedly refined, pretentious, precious; also, cheaply showy or flashy in dress or appearance …1941 sl.
– QUEENY showy, melodramatic, affected …1997 US sl.
– RAZZAMATAZZ noisy, showy publicity or display …1958 sl.
– RORITORIOUS showy, dashing …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– RORY-TORY having a mixture of all sorts of flaring colours; gaudy, tawdry, showy, dashing; generally used of colour in dress …1874 Eng. & Amer. dial.  
– SAGA fashionable, showy, garish, overdressed …1950s W. Indies sl.
– SAGGER fashionable, showy, garish, overdressed …1950s W. Indies sl.
– SCAUMY gaudy, showy in dress …1790 Eng. dial.
– SHANTY showy, smart …L17 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SPANKY showy, smart, dashing, well-dressed …1789 Sc.
– SPORTY flashy, showy …1885 colloq.
– SWANK showy, vulgar, arrogant …1910s sl.
– SWANK-POT showy, ostentatious …1950s sl.
– TIPPY-BOB showy in dress …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VANDIE of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated …1724 Sc. obs.
– VANNIE of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated …1724 Sc. obs.
– VANTIE boastful, proud, vain; exultant; ostentatious, showy …1789 Sc.
– VAUDIE gay or fine in appearance, showy …1805 Sc.
– VAUNTIE;  VAUNTY of persons: proud, boastful, vain; proud-looking, jaunty, ostentatious, showy; pleased, elated; exultant …1724 Sc.& Eng. dial.
– VIEWY flashy, showy, attractive …E19 sl.
– VIRE of persons, animals, or things: pretty, showy, handsome, well-made, or well-fed …1929 Sc.
– VOKISH showy, swaggering …1880 Sc. DSL online
– ZAZZY characterized by outward show; flashy …1961 sl., chiefly US
– ZIZZY showy, spectacular; energetic, vigorous, lively, uninhibited …1954 colloq.
– ZOOMY fast and stylish, high-flying; showy and flaunting …1970s US sl.
 
SHOWY – ADVERBS
– WITH AN AIR in a showy or affected manner …1701 rare
 
SHOWY – NOUNS
– BRUMMAGEM a showy but inferior and worthless thing …1630
– CATCHPENNY something cheap or showy made to be sold for a quick profit …1912 Amer. dial.
– DASHY a daring or brilliant action; a showy liveliness in manner, dress, behaviour …c1820 colloq.
– FALLAL a piece of finery or frippery, a showy adornment in dress; usually plural usage …a1706
– FANCY DAMN anything showy …1930s sl., orig. US
– FANCY DAN anything showy …1930s sl., orig. US
– GEWGAW a showy, worthless thing or person …ME
– HARLOTRY meretriciousness, showy but false attractiveness …1768
– NIDDY-NODDIES a contemptuous name for assumed airs or fine or showy manners, as shown by the movement of the head …B1900 Sc.
– RAZZLE-DAZZLE noisy or showy fuss or activity …19C sl.
– RAZZMATAZZ noisy or showy fuss or activity …19C sl., chiefly Brit.
– TINSEL anything showy or attractive with little or no intrinsic worth; something that gives a deceptively fine or glittering appearance …1660
– TINSELRY showy and tawdry material or ornamentation …1820
 
SHOWY – NOUNS, PERSON
– BARBER’S BLOCK one who spends much time in barbers’ shops; a showy, overdressed man; a fop …L19 sl.
– BLICHAN a lively, showy youth; a harm-scarum fellow; a worthless person; a term of contempt …Bk1911 Sc.
– BUTTERFLY a capricious, giddy, or frivolous person, esp. one having a gaudy or showy appearance …a1500
– CANDY a showy, stylish person; a dandy; a fine fellow; a favourite …1935 Amer. dial.
– CANDYKID a fine fellow; a showy, stylish person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CANDYMAN a stylish, showy person …1913 US sl.
– DAFFADILE a silly, showy woman; a delicate, effeminate man …1821 Eng. dial.
– DAFFODIL a silly, showy woman; a delicate, effeminate man …1821 Eng. dial.
– DAZZLER one who dazzles; a showy or ostentatious woman …a1800 colloq.
 DUCHESS a woman of imposing demeanour or showy appearance …1699 sl.
– DUKE a man of showy demeanour or appearance …1699 sl.
– FANCY PANTS a showily dressed, conceited person, esp. a man; a dandy, a snob …1934 sl., orig. US
– FLAPADOSHA an eccentric, showy person with superficial manners …19C Eng. dial.
– FRIPPET a frivolous or showy young woman …1908 sl., derogatory
– GEWGAW a simpleton; a person of weak intellect; a showy, worthless person …1634
– GIMCRACK an affected, showy, or worthless person; a conceited fellow; a fop; in later use a term of contempt applied to women …1618 obs.
– GINGERBREAD a showy or ostensibly pleasant person …1664 obs.
– GLISTERER one who glisters; a showy person …1628 obs.
– HEAVY SWELL a man of showy or impressive appearance; one dressed in the height of fashion …1830
– HIGH-STEPPER a person having a dashing or showy walk or bearing; a fashionable person …1852
– JACKANAPES anybody at once ugly (or diminutive), showy, and impudent …1534
– JAY a showy, ostentatious, or flashy woman …1598
– KNUT a fashionable or showy young man …1911 humorous usage
– MUG LAIR a showy but foolish person …1944 Aust. sl.
– NUT a fashionable or showy young man …1904 UK sl. obs.
– SCANCER a showy person, one with good appearance or looks …1820 Sc.
– SPANKER a cant term applied to a showy woman of loose character, or who is largely made in the hips …Bk1883 Eng. dial.
– SPARK a brisk, showy man; a fashionable or gallant young man; a dandy …c1600
– SPORT a flashy person, one who wears showy clothes, affects smart manners, pursues pleasurable pastimes, or the like …colloq.
– SWANK a swaggering, showy, or boastful person …1913 sl.
– SWANKER a swaggering, showy, or boastful person …a1846 sl.
– SWANKEY;  SWANKY an arrogant, showy, vulgar person …M19 sl.
– WAP a vain, haughty, self-important person; one of a somewhat bustling manner; one with showy manners …Bk1866 Sc.
– WAPPER a showy, vain, vulgar person; a beau; a belle …Bk1866 Sc.
 
SHOWY – VERBS
– GALLANT to make gallant or fine; to deck out in a showy manner …1614 obs.
– LAIR to behave in a showy, ostentatious way; to brag, to boast …1928 Aust. sl.
– LAIRISE;  LAIRIZE to behave in a showy, ostentatious way; to brag, to boast …1945 Aust. sl.
– LARE UP to act in a showy manner; to brag, to boast …1920s Aust. sl.
– LARGE to live extravagantly, in a showy manner …1990s sl.
– LARGE IT to live extravagantly, in a showy manner …1990s sl.
– PUT ON THE DOG to behave or dress in an ostentatious or showy manner; to show off; to put on airs; to something energetically or noisily …1865 sl., orig. US
– SKINKLE to glitter, to glisten, to sparkle; to have a showy appearance …a1700 Sc.
– SPORT to behave showily or ostentatiously in public …E18 sl.