Reverse Dictionary: SHR – SHZ


SHRED – NOUNS
AGLET a scrap, a shred, the slightest bit …1533 obs.
CADDIS shreds, rags of any material; cotton wool, lint …1708 Sc. & Eng. dial.
DEWGS scraps, rags, shreds, small pieces …1693 Sc. obs.
FASEL a ravelling, a shred …1440 obs.
JAG a shred of cloth; also, a scrap, a fragment …1555 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
JAMRAGS rags, tatters, shreds …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
JIM-RAGS rags, tatters, shreds …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
LAB a lump or large piece of anything; a portion, a fragment, a bit; a shred or piece, as of skin or cloth torn away and hanging loose …1808 Sc.
MAMMOCK a scrap, a shred, a broken or torn piece …a1529 arch. or Eng. dial.
MIDGAN a small fragment; a scrap, a shred …1846 Eng. dial.
SCREED a shred, a fragment, a crumb; a long thin strip of material, paper, land, etc.; a narrow plantation or belt of wood …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCRINCHET a scrap; a shred …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
TARGAT a tatter; a shred …1773 Sc. obs.
TARGET a tatter, a shred …1773 Sc.
TEAR-TATHERS torn shreds …B1900 Sc. 

SHRED – VERBS
FALL AWAY to go to shreds, to disintegrate …1930 Amer. dial.
MAMMOCK to break, tear, or cut into fragments; to shred …1520 Eng. dial.


SHREW, SHREWISH – ADJECTIVES
– BAMFERING tormenting, shrewish …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– NAGGY cross, snappish, querulous; shrewish; irritable; ill-natured, bad-tempered, testy; sarcastic …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
SHREW etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ATTERLING a venomous, malignant person; a shrew …c1430 obs. rare
– BALSCAT a shrew, a crosspatch, an ill-tempered person …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– BAT a disagreeable, despicable, or foolish woman or girl; a quarrelsome, unpleasant or cranky woman; a gossipy or mean old woman; a shrew or termagant …1886
– BITCH QUEEN one who finds fault with everything; one who constantly complains; a spiteful shrew …Bk1972 homosexual sl. 
 BUTTOCK AND TONGUE a shrewish woman …L17 sl.
– CAT a malicious or spiteful woman; a mean, cunning woman; a shrewish man …1915 Amer. dial.
– EDDERCAP an ill-natured, petulant, malignant, captious person; a shrewish woman …1892 Eng. dial.
– FAGGOT a general term of abuse, usually of women or children; a shrewish, bad-tempered, or offensive woman …1591
– HARPIE a shrewish virago …M20 US sl.
– JEZEBEL an objectionable woman; a termagant or shrew …1553 colloq.
– LADY-DOG a rude and shrewish woman; a bitchy woman …M19 euphemism
– OLD CAT a malicious or spiteful woman; a mean, cunning woman; a shrewish man …1915 Amer. dial.
– QUEAN a term of reproach for a shrewish or dirty woman …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– QUEEN an immoral woman; a term of reproach for a shrewish or dirty woman …1740 Eng. dial.
– RANTIPOLE a rude, romping boy or girl; a wild, ill-behaved or reckless person; a scold, a termagant, a shrew; a dissolute person …a1700 obs.
– REGULAR TARTAR a shrew, male or female …Bk1903 sl.
– SALTER a shrew; a sharp-tongued person …1871 Sc.
– SKELLAT a scolding, railing woman; an ill-natured, shrewish woman …1810 Sc.
– SKIMMINGTON a shrewish woman …1609 obs.
– TADGER a violent, quarrelsome, domineering person, esp. a scolding woman, a shrew, a termagant …1888 Sc. 
– TAIRGER a termagant; a scold; a shrew …1822 Sc.
– TANTARIA an abusive, loud, shrewish woman …1996 W. Indies sl.
– TARGE a violent, scolding woman; a shrew, a virago, a vixen …1862 Sc. 
– TARGER a termagant; a scold; a shrew; a quarrelsome woman …1822 Sc.
– TARTAR a savage person; a rough and violent or irritable person, an irascible person; an ill-natured, shrewish woman, a vixen, a termagant …1663
– TEARER a passionate, irascible person; a shrew, a vixen, a virago …1850 Sc. 
– TERRAPIN a shrewish old woman …1897 Amer. dial.
– TWINK a sharp, shrewish, grasping woman …1887 Eng. dial.
– WEAN an immoral woman; a term of reproach for a shrewish or dirty woman …1740 Eng. dial.
– XANTHIPPE the name of the wife of Socrates; hence, an ill-tempered woman or wife; a shrew, a scold …1596
– XANTIPPE the wife of Socrates; hence, an ill-tempered woman or wife; a shrew; a scold …1596
– YENTA a talkative or gossipy woman; a busybody; a noisy, vulgar person; a coarse woman; a scolding woman or shrew; a nagging, whining person, usually female …1923 US
– YENTCH a gossip or busybody; a noisy, vulgar person; a scolding woman or shrew …1923 US
– YENTE a gossip or busybody; a noisy, vulgar person; a scolding woman or shrew; a nagging woman …1923 US
– YIP a shrew …1921 Sc.
– ZANTIPPE;  ZENTIPPE the wife of Socrates; hence, an ill-tempered woman or wife; a shrew; a scold …1596 


SHREWD, SHREWDLY, SHREWDNESS – ADJECTIVES
– ABLE shrewd, clever in looking after one’s own interests …1931 Sc.
– ACUMINOUS distinguished by acumen; acute, sharp, shrewd …1618
 ADVISEE well advised; discreet, prudent; shrewd, canny …a1400 obs.
– AIMY shrewd …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ASTUCIOUS astute, subtle, crafty, cunning, shrewd …1823
– AULD-HEADIT shrewd, sagacious …Bk1898 Sc.
– CAGEY shrewd, cunning, crafty, cautious, wary …1920s
 CANNY knowing, wise, sagacious, judicious, shrewd; prudent; wary, cautious …1637 Sc.
– CLIP-WIT sharp or shrewd of speech …1896 Sc.
– CUTE (often derogatory) knowledgeable, clever, shrewd, sharp, keen …1731 sl., now chiefly US
– DOWNY knowing, artful, shrewd …1803 sl. rare
– DOWNY AS A HAMMER knowing, artful, shrewd …1821 Amer. sl.
– ECKLE-FECKLE possessing a sound and shrewd judgement …19C Sc.
– FALSE sharp, shrewd, clever, precocious; generally applied to children and animals …1866 Eng. dial.
– FAR-CASTING scheming, shrewd …c1400 obs.
– FLY artful, knowing, shrewdly aware …c1810 sl.
– FOXY cunning, perspicacious, shrewd …M19
– LONG-HEADED discerning, shrewd, foresighted …1806 Amer. dial.
– NAWPY clever, intelligent, shrewd; excelling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLD-HEADED shrewd, sagacious …Bk1905 Sc.
– PAUKY;  PAWKY shrewd, knowing, artful, cunning, sly; insinuating …1726 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– QUEEDY brisk, sharp; shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIDDY brisk, sharp; shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAMGUMPTIOUS shrewd, bold, rash …B1900 sl.
– RUMGUMPTIOUS shrewd, sharp, witty …1892 Eng. dial.
– SANSHACH wily, crafty; shrewd; sarcastically clever …1808 Sc.
– SLEEK AS AN EEL deceptive, shrewd, elusive …1952 Amer. dial.
– SLICK AS AN EEL deceptive, shrewd, elusive …1906 Amer. dial.
– SLIPPERY AS A SNAKE crafty and shrewd …Bk1995 US sl.
– SMART AS A STEEL-TRAP extremely bright and clever; very sharp and shrewd; intellectually alert, quick-witted …1821 Amer. dial.
– UPHEADED alert, shrewd, intelligent; self-confident, arrogant, haughty, conceited …1826 Amer. dial.
– UP TO THE DODGE shrewd; knowledgeable; alert …1846 US sl.
– VARMENT shrewd, knowing …1829
– VARMINT shrewd, knowing …1829
– WACKENISH lively, quick-witted, shrewd …1890 Eng. dial.
– WACKENSOME lively, quick-witted, shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WIDE shrewd; wary …Brit. sl.
– YAP clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active …a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YARK brisk, lively; sharp-witted, shrewd, penetrating …1777 Eng. dial.
– YAUP clever, cunning; shrewd, astute; nimble, active …a1300 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YEPE prudent, wise, sagacious, shrewd, astute …c1000 obs.
 
SHREWD etc. – ADVERBS
– PAWKILY slyly, craftily, cleverly, shrewdly …1725 Sc.  
– SHROWARDLY shrewdly …1689 nonce word
– YEPLY cunningly, craftily; shrewdly, sagaciously …a900 obs.
 
SHREWD etc. – NOUNS
– ACRITY sharpness, keenness, shrewdness …1619 obs. rare
 ACUITY sharpness or keenness of thought, understanding, or feeling; perceptiveness, shrewdness …1549
 COCUM;  COKUM;  KOCUM;  KOKUM good sense; ability; acumen; judgement; knowledge; cunning; cleverness, shrewdness …1848 sl. rare
– FAR-CAST the act of casting one’s thoughts to a distance; forethought, shrewdness, cunning …c1400 obs.
– FELLNESS shrewdness, wisdom …a1382 obs.
– GUMP common sense, mother wit, shrewdness; also, initiative, enterprise, ‘drive’ …1920
– GUMPTION practical good sense or initiative; shrewdness; courage; enterprise …1719 colloq., orig. Sc.
– HORSE SENSE practical good sense and shrewdness …1832 sl., orig. US
– PAWKINESS shrewdness, slyness, cunning …1839 Sc.  
– SCITTURN a shrewd turn …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
SHREWD etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– CAWDEY a shrewd, crafty little boy …1924 Ireland
– DOWNY ONE a shrewd or very alert fellow …1823 sl.
– EEL an elusive, shrewd, sly, or deceptive person; a treacherous person …1933 Amer. dial.,  usually derogatory
– 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.
– HARD-NAP a shrewd, clever fellow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– KIKE a Jew, esp. one considered greedy, miserly, stingy, dishonest, untrustworthy, or shrewd; hence, any person thought to have such characteristics …1904 Amer. dial., derogatory
– MONKEY CATCHER a shrewd, level-headed person, one not too scrupulous in his methods, and who adds cunningness to his cleverness …Bk1892 W. Indian sl.
– NAILING RASCAL a shrewd, imposing criminal; a person of an over-reaching, imposing disposition …E19 sl.
– NAILS a shrewd, imposing criminal; a person of an over-reaching, imposing disposition …E19 sl. 
– OLD COON a shrewd individual …M19 US sl.
– PARLOUS a notably shrewd individual …L17 sl. 
– SHREWD-HEAD a shrewd, sly or cunning person …1916 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SHREWDIE;  SHREWDY a shrewd or cunning person …1935 NZ sl.
– SINGED CAT someone or something having a shabby or unprepossessing appearance, esp. when such an appearance is misleading; a shrewd person of unpretentious appearance …1836 Amer. dial.
– SLIPPERY EEL an elusive, shrewd, sly, or deceptive person …1966 Amer. dial., usually derogatory
– SNOLLYGOSTER a pretentious, boastful fellow; a shrewd, unprincipled fellow, especially a politician …1846 US sl.
– TICKLER a shrewd, cunning person or animal; a difficult person to  deal with …1887 Sc.
– WISE GUY a shrewd and knowing person; a person who is ‘wised up …1896 US sl.
– WISE HOMBRE a shrewd and knowing person; a person who is ‘wised up …1896 US sl.
 
SHREWD etc. – PHRASES
– DIDN’T COME DOWN IN THE LAST SHOWER shrewd, quick-witted; not easily deceived …1883 Aust. & NZ colloq.
 
SHREWD etc. – VERBS
– CATCH A WEASEL ASLEEP to take a shrewd person off his guard …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– HAVE ALL ONE’S EYETEETH to be shrewd, capable, or mentally alert …1713 obs.
– HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN to be shrewd enough to look after oneself; to be common-sensical …1848 colloq.
– HAVE YOUR HEAD SCREWED (ON RIGHT) to be shrewd and businesslike; to have a practical intelligence …1821 UK sl.
– KNOW ENOUGH TO COME IN OUT OF THE RAIN to be shrewd enough to look after oneself; to be common-sensical …1848 colloq.


SHRIEK, SHRIEKING – ADJECTIVES
SKIRLING shrieking, screaming, crying or sounding shrilly …1785

SHRIEK etc. – NOUNS
REEK a shriek, a shout; a noise …1740 Eng. dial.
SCOIL;  SKOIL;  SKOYL a squeal, a shriek; a yell; a high-pitched roar or bellow, especially of a cow …1815 Sc. obs.
SCREAK a shriek, a scream …a1820 Amer. dial.
SCREEK a shriek, a scream …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
SCREEL a shriek, a scream …1894 Eng. dial.
SCREIGH a shriek; a shrill cry, esp. of a bird; an urgent, irresistible call; a harsh, grating sound …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SHRIGHT shrieking; a shriek …1558 obs.
SHRITCH a screech, a shriek …1470-85 obs.
SKELLOCH;  SKELLOCK a shrill cry; a scream, a shriek …1808 Sc.
SKIRL a shrill cry, a shriek, a scream; shrill talk …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SKIRLING shrieking, screaming, shrill crying …1820
SKREEK a shriek …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SKREEL a shriek, a scream …1894 Eng. dial.
SKREIGH a shriek or screech; a loud shrill cry or scream …1549 Sc.
SKRIEK a shriek, a scream …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
TIGER a shriek or howl (often the word ‘tiger’) terminating a prolonged and enthusiastic cheer; a finishing touch, a final burst …1856 US sl.

SHRIEK etc. – VERBS
EER to squeak as a pig; to scream, to shriek, to bawl out …1825 Sc.
HIT HIGH C to utter a shriek …1940 US sl.
QUAICH to scream wildly, to shriek …1866 Sc.
REEK to shout, to scream, to shriek …1856 Eng. dial.
SCOIL;  SKOIL;  SKOYL to squeal, to shriek, to scream; to yell or roar in a high-pitched voice …1866 Sc. obs.
SCRAWK to make a harsh, grating noise; to squeak; to scream. to shriek …1880 Eng. dial.
SCREAK to shriek, to screech, to scream …1860 Amer. dial.
SCREEK to shriek, to scream, to screech …1826 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
SCREEL to cry, to shriek, to squeal …1890 Eng. dial.
SCREIGH to shriek, to scream, esp. used of birds; to neigh; to make a harsh, grating sound …1685 Sc. & N. Ireland
SCRIVE to shriek, to scream …BK1904 Eng. dial.
SHRIGHT to shriek …a1542 obs.
SHRITCH to shriek, to screech …a1250 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SKELLOCH;  SKELLOCK to shriek; to yell; to resound shrilly …1808 Sc.
SKIRL to scream, to shriek, to cry out shrilly …c1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SKREAK to shriek, to screech, to scream …1860 Amer. dial.
SKREEK to shriek, to screech, to scream …1826 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
SKREEL to cry, to shriek, to squeal …1890 Eng. dial.
SKREIGH to screech or shriek; to utter a loud shrill cry; to make a screeching noise …1715 Sc.
WALLOCH to cry, to wail, to shriek, to scream, to howl …1808 Sc. 
YARM to utter a discordant or mournful cry; to shriek, to scream, to yell, to howl, to wail …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
YAWM to utter a loud, discordant sound; to shriek, to yell; to cry as a wild beast …1890 Eng. dial.


SHRILL, SHRILL-VOICED – ADJECTIVES
CLARISONOUS having a clear sound; sounding loud or shrill …1731 rare
EAR-PIERCING so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
EAR-SPLITTING so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
SCREIGH shrill, screeching …1869 Sc.
SHIRLING shrill-sounding …1592 obs. rare
SKIRLING shrieking, screaming, crying or sounding shrilly …1785

SHRILL etc. – NOUNS
CHELP the cry of a young bird; a shrill noise; chatter; impudent or contentious talk …1859 Eng. dial.
SCREED a loud, shrill, or discordant sound; the sound of scraping anything on a whetstone …1789 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCREIGH a shriek; a shrill cry, esp. of a bird; an urgent, irresistible call; a harsh, grating sound …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCROINOCH a shrill cry; a yell; a noise, a tumult; a noisy fuss …1790 Sc.
SKELLOCH;  SKELLOCK a shrill cry; a scream, a shriek …1808 Sc.
SKIRL a shrill cry, a shriek, a scream; shrill talk …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SKIRLING shrieking, screaming, shrill crying …1820
SKREIGH a shriek or screech; a loud shrill cry or scream …1549 Sc.

SHRILL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
RIBIBE a term of contempt or abuse for an old woman; a shrill-voiced old woman …c1386 obs.
SCREECH-OWL a shrill-voiced, talkative person …1896 Ireland
SCREIGH a lean person with a shrill voice, and generally of short stature …Bk1904 Sc.

SHRILL etc. – VERBS
JARGLE to utter a harsh or shrill sound; to chatter, to jar …1549 obs.
SCREET to screech, to scream; to make a shrill sound …1892 Eng. dial.
SKIRL to scream, to shriek, to cry out shrilly …c1400 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SKREIGH to screech or shriek; to utter a loud shrill cry; to make a screeching noise …1715 Sc.
YALP-YALP of a person: to call out loudly and shrilly; to whine …1903 Sc.


SHRIMP – NOUNS
– a shrimp ARNIT;  ARNOT 1853 Sc.
– a shrimp BEARD 1611 obs. rare
– a shrimp (seafood) COLONEL BLIMP 1992 UK rhyming sl.
– shrimp BUGS 1966 Amer. dial.
– the shrimp PANDLE 1786 Eng. dial.


SHRINE – NOUNS
– a shrine SANCTORIUM 1816 rare
– a shrine or box containing relics SANCTUARY c1386 obs.

SHRINE – VERBS
– a shrine, a small temple FANACLE 1594 obs. rare


SHRINK, SHRINKAGE – NOUNS
INDRINK a diminution, shrinkage …1842 Sc.

SHRINK etc. – VERBS
CRINE to shrivel or shrink …Sc.
DWINGLE to dwindle, shrivel up, shrink …19C Eng. dial.
FADE to grow small or weak; to decline, decay, fail, or faint; to shrink …1388 obs.
FALL to shrink; of an animal or a limb: to become lean …1599 obs.
FALL AWAY to lose flesh or substance; to shrink …1530 obs.
FALL IN to sink in, to become hollow, to shrink in person …1854 Sc. & Eng. dial.
FALL OUT OF FLESH to shrink; of an animal or a limb: to become lean …1530 obs.
FALL TOGETHER to collapse, to contract, to shrink up …1654 obs.
MILL IN to shrink; to wither; to diminish in quantity …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
NIRL;  NURL to shrink, to shrivel, to contract, to stunt in growth, to pinch with cold …1813 Sc. 
ORP to complain from ill health, to be constantly ailing and sickly, not to thrive, to shrink, to shrivel …1820 Sc.
SCADDERIZE to shrink, to shrivel …1825 Sc.
SCHROOCH to crouch, to cringe, to draw oneself in; to shrink (back, down, etc.) …1860 Amer. dial.
WEASLE of a person: to shrink, to shrivel …1856 Amer. dial.
WELK to become less, to diminish, to shrink …1390 obs.


SHRIVEL, SHRIVELLED – ADJECTIVES
– MACILENT thin, lean, lank, emaciated; shrivelled; having little flesh …1535 rare
– NIRLED stunted in growth, shrunken, shrivelled …1825 Sc. 
– NIRLIE of animals or plants: dwarfish, stunted, shrivelled …1825 Sc. 
– NURRILLED stunted in growth, shrunken, shrivelled …1825 Sc. 
– QUODDLED shrivelled up …1777 Eng. dial.
– REESTED withered, shrivelled up …1820 Sc.
– SCADDERIZED of persons: shrivelled, wizened …1825 Sc.
– SCRABBIE stunted, gnarled, shrivelled …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRIGGLY small, shrivelled …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIMMIT shrunk, shrivelled …1867 Eng. dial.
– SHRIVELDY withered; shrivelled up, shrunk up …1840
​- SHROCKLED shrunk; shrivelled, withered; wrinkled, puckered …1790 Eng. dial.
– SINGED-LIKE puny, shrivelled …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WEASLY shrivelled, stunted; sickly-looking; contemptibly small or worthless …1856 Amer. dial.
– WEEZLEDY shrivelled, stunted; contemptibly small or worthless …1943 Amer. dial.
– WRIZZLED marked with creases, wrinkles, or corrugations; wrinkled, shrivelled …1590 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
SHRIVEL etc. – NOUNS
– SCRAB anything stunted, shrivelled, or gnarled, as a person or animal, a limb, a tree or shrub …1768 Sc. 
– SCRAE;  SCRAY;  SKRAE a thin, skinny person or animal; anything thin and shrivelled; a skeleton …1802 Sc.
 
SHRIVEL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BLASTIE a shrivelled, dwarfish person; an ill-tempered or unmanageable child; a term of contempt …Bk1911 Sc.
– ELF-SKIN a term of contempt for a thin, slight man; a man of shrivelled and shrunken form …1596 obs.
– PEE-WEEZY a little dried-up or shrivelled person …1952 Amer. dial.
 RUNKLE a wrinkled, shrivelled or gnarled person …1934 Sc.
– SCRAB anything stunted, shrivelled, or gnarled, as a person or animal, a limb, a tree or shrub …1768 Sc. 
– SCRABBLE a puny, shrivelled person …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAE;  SCRAY;  SKRAE a thin, skinny person or animal; anything thin and shrivelled; a skeleton …1802 Sc.
– SCRATCHIN a shrivelled, lean person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 
SHRIVEL etc. – VERBS
– BASK to parch, to shrivel with heat …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CRINE to shrivel or shrink …Sc.
– DWINGLE to dwindle, shrivel up, shrink …19C Eng. dial.
– NIRL;  NURL to shrink, to shrivel, to contract, to stunt in growth, to pinch with cold …1813 Sc. 
– ORP to complain from ill health, to be constantly ailing and sickly, not to thrive, to shrink, to shrivel …1820 Sc.
– QUADDLE to dry, to shrivel up; to make limp or flabby …1777 Eng. dial.
– QUODDLE to dry, to shrivel up; to make limp or flabby …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REEVE to draw into wrinkles; to pucker; to twist round; to shrivel up; to roll up the sleeves …1821 Eng. dial.
– SCADDERIZE to shrink, to shrivel …1825 Sc.
– SCORCH to shrivel up, caused by frost or cold …1806 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCRIMPLE to shrivel with fierce heat, to scorch …a1572 obs. rare
– SCRINGE to flinch; to cringe; to shrink, as from pain, cold, or fear; to flinch; to wince; to shrivel, as with sharp cold or dry head …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCRINKLE to screw up; to shrivel, to crumple …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SKELLER to cause to warp, twist, shrivel, or blister, esp. with heat …1691 N. Eng. dial.
– SKELLOW to warp, twist, shrivel, or blister, as with heat …1888 Eng. dial.
– WEASLE of a person: to shrink, to shrivel …1856 Amer. dial.
– WIZZLE to shrivel or dry up, to become wrinkled; to pucker …1834 Amer. dial.


SHROUD – NOUNS
– a shroud COOL CRAPE L18 sl.


SHRUB – NOUNS
– an ill-thriven shrub or tree BASTARD Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– a small shrub or bush BUSKET 1579 obs. rare
– a small shrub or bush; a small thicket BUSHET 1573 obs.
– a stunted or crooked shrub, tree, or branch; a stump of a tree-trunk SCROG 1677 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a stunted or shrivelled shrub or tree SCRAB 1790 Sc.
– a stunted shrub or tree; thorns and briers SCRABBLE Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.


SHRUG – VERBS
– to shrug the shoulders CAST a1225 obs.
– to shrug the shoulders; to make any quick movement of the body YAUNCE Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SHRUNK, SHRUNKEN – ADJECTIVES
NIRLED stunted in growth, shrunken, shrivelled …1825 Sc. 
NURRILLED stunted in growth, shrunken, shrivelled …1825 Sc. 
SCRANKIT shrunken, diminutive …1854 Eng. dial.
SCRIMMIT shrunk, shrivelled …1867 Eng. dial.
SHRINKLED shrunk, wrinkled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SHRIVELDY withered; shrivelled up, shrunk up …1840
​- SHROCKLED shrunk; shrivelled, withered; wrinkled, puckered …1790 Eng. dial.

SHRUNK, SHRUNKEN – ADVERBS
A-SCRAM of a limb: shrunken, withered …1888 Eng. dial.

SHRUNK, SHRUNKEN – NOUNS
DWINDLE a dwindled or shrunken object …1847-78 rare

SHRUNK, SHRUNKEN – NOUNS, PERSON
SCART a puny, shrunken person …1874 Sc.


SHUDDER, SHUDDERING – ADJECTIVES
– shuddering with fear; expressing or showing horror HORRESCENT 1865 rare

SHUDDER etc. – ADVERBS
– shuddering; of a state in which one shivers with cold or shudders with fear or repulsion AGRUE 1856 Sc.

SHUDDER etc. – NOUNS
– a shudder, shake, tremble, quiver QUITHER 1899 Eng. dial.

SHUDDER etc. – VERBS
– to shudder or quiver for fear OGGLE c1450 obs. rare
– to shudder, to shiver DUDDER c1640
– to shudder; to tingle THIRL 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to shudder with fear, to quake, to be afraid STARKLE 1527 obs.


SHUFFLE – NOUNS
– BAFFLE a shuffle; quibbling, trifling …1783 obs.
– JANK a shuffle …1705 Sc.
– SCLAFFER a shuffling gait …1915 Sc.
 
SHUFFLE – NOUNS, PERSON
– YACHLIN one who walks in an awkward, shuffling manner …Bk1905 Sc.
 
SHUFFLE – VERBS
– ARSE to back out of fulfilling a promise, etc.; to shuffle …Bk1898 Sc.
– ARSLE to move when in a sitting posture; hence, to shuffle, to sit unquietly, to fidget …Bk1898 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BAFFLE to juggle, to shuffle, to quibble …1656 obs.
 BUM-SHUFFLE to move by inching or shuffling along while in a sitting position …1986 colloq.
– GO BETWIXT THE OAK AND THE RIND to shuffle; to trim …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– HACKER to shuffle, to hesitate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– JAMFLE to shuffle in walking, as if in consequence of wearing too wide shoes …Bk1902 Sc.
– JAMPH to shuffle, to make false pretenses; to act the part of a male jilt …Bk1902 Sc.
– JAMPHLE to shuffle in walking, as if in consequence of wearing too wide shoes …Bk1902 Sc.
– JANK to trifle, to shuffle …1697 Sc.
– JIFFLE to fidget; to be restless; to shuffle …1674 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIFFLE ABOUT to shuffle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OFFLE to walk in a lazy, slouching, aimless manner; to shuffle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PALLY to go about in a shuffling way …1881 Eng. dial.
– PALTER to shift, to shuffle, to equivocate, to prevaricate in statement or dealing; to deal crookedly or evasively; to play fast and loose, to use trickery …1601
– SCASH to twist, to turn to one side; to walk in a shuffling, awkward manner with the toes turned outwards, either from deformity or affectation …1866 Sc.
– SCASHLE to twist, to turn away; to tread on the side of one’s feet; to turn one’s toes outward; to walk in a waddling, shuffling manner; to be careless about one’s dress …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCLAFF to walk in a flat-footed or shuffling way; to plant the feet with a slapping motion or sound on the ground in walking …1825 Sc.
– SCLAFFER to walk in a flat-footed or shuffling way; to plant the feet with a slapping motion or sound on the ground in walking …1866 Sc.
– SCLAFFERT to shuffle about, as in thin, worn shoes …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCLAP to walk in a flat-footed, shuffling manner …1969 Sc.
– SCLATCH to walk or move about in an ungainly, slovenly way; to shuffle …1866 Sc.
– SCRAFFLE to shuffle …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCROFFLE to shuffle; to hobble about with difficulty, as one ill or infirm …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHOOL to drag the feet in walking; to walk with a shuffle …1950 Amer. dial.
– SHUCKLE to shuffle; to slink along in walking …Bk1888 Eng. dial.
​- SKLAFF to walk in a flat-footed or shuffling way; to plant the feet with a slapping motion or sound on the ground in walking …1825 Sc.
– SKLAFFER to walk in a clumsy way without lifting the feet properly; to shuffle along …1899 Sc.
– SKLUFF to trail the feet on the ground …1911 Amer. dial.
– WAFFLE to turn over sheets of paper; to flick through a book, etc.; to shuffle …1887 Sc.
– WUFFLE to turn over sheets of paper; to flick through a book, etc.; to shuffle …1887 Sc.
– YACHLE to walk in an awkward, shuffling manner, like a person with loose joints; to walk with difficulty …Bk1905 Sc.


SHUFFLEBOARD – NOUNS
– in shuffleboard: a shot that passes through without hitting a target disc TOURIST DISC 1967 US sl.
– in shuffleboard: the scoreboard SILENT CAPTAIN 1967 US sl.


SHUFFLED – ADJECTIVES
– shuffled, mixed SHUCKED TOGETHER 1959 Amer. dial.


SHUFFLER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a shuffler, an equivocator TOM DOUBLE 1705
– a shuffler, an equivocator; one who plays fast and loose; a haggler, one who acts evasively PALTERER; PALTRER 1589
– a shuffler, an excuse maker CAFFLER 1892 Eng. dial.
– a shuffler, a waverer WABBLER Bk1904 sl.


SHUFFLING – ADJECTIVES
ATWIXT AND ATWEEN shuffling, full of excuses …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
EVASORIOUS seeking to evade, evasive, shuffling …1687 obs. rare
HILDING shuffling, shackling …B1900 Eng. dial.
SKLAFFY shuffling …c1850 Sc.

SHUFFLING – ADVERBS
SCASH in a twisted manner; with a waddling, shuffling gait …1866 Sc.
SCASHLE in a waddling, shuffling manner …Bk1904 Sc.
SCLIFF with a trailing, shuffling motion …1873 Sc.
SCLIFF-SCLAFF with a trailing, shuffling motion …1873 Sc.
SKLIFF with a trailing, shuffling motion …1873 Sc.

SHUFFLING – NOUNS
ARSING shuffling, evading …Bk1898 Sc.
JIFFLE a fidget; a shuffling movement …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
PALTERING equivocation, shuffling, playing fast and loose; trifling with serious matters …1600
SCASH a waddling, shuffling gait; a scuffling with the feet …1866 Sc.

SHUFFLING – NOUNS, PERSON
SCLATCH a shuffling, ungainly walker; a heavy, flat-footed person …1969 Sc.
YACHLIN one who walks in an awkward, shuffling manner …Bk1905 Sc. 


SHUN, SHUNNED, SHUNNING – ADJECTIVES
DEVITABLE easy to be shunned, avoided, or escaped …1727 obs.

SHUN etc. – NOUNS
BEFLYING shunning, avoiding …1340 obs.

SHUN etc. – VERBS
BALK;  BAULK to pass by a place; to avoid in passing; to shun …1484 obs.
BEFLEE to flee from, to flee, to avoid, to shun …c1000 obs.
BEFLY to fly from, to shun, to avoid, to escape …c1175 obs.
DECLINE to turn aside from to get or keep out of the way of; to avoid, to shun …a1400-50 obs.
DEVITE to shun, to avoid …1549 obs. rare
EVITATE to shun, to avoid, to escape …1588 obs. rare
MITE to shun …1940 Amer. dial.
SCREED to shun, to eschew, to avoid …1851 Eng. dial.
SHURN to avoid, to shun …a1300-1400 obs. rare exc. Amer. dial.
SKULL to shun someone …2003 Jamaican sl.
UMBECHEW to avoid, to shun …1456 Sc. obs.
UMBESCHEW to avoid, to shun …1456 Sc. obs.
WAIVE to shun, to avoid; to elude, to escape, to dodge a blow …1303 obs.
WARE to beware of, to guard against; to avoid, to shun, to keep clear of …a900 arch.


SHUT – ADJECTIVES
YDYT closed, shut up …1303 obs.

SHUT – VERBS
BAB to close, to shut …1806 Sc.
BEDO to put to, to shut …c1000 obs.
BELOUKE to close, to shut a door, etc. …971 obs.
BUNG to stop, to close; to shut up …1589
FAULD to shut, to close a door, clasp knife, the eyes, the fist, etc. …1776 Sc.
GO BANG to burst, shut, etc., with a loud noise
JAM to slam, to shut with a bang …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
MAKE HOME to shut …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OBSERATE to lock up, to bolt, to shut with bolt and key …1623 obs. rare
OPPRESS to press close; to close, to shut up …1583 obs.
PUT THE BIT OF WOOD IN THE HOLE to shut the door …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
PUT THE WOOD IN THE HOLE to shut the door …B1900 Eng. dial.
TAKE TO to shut …1901 Sc.
TEEN to close, to shut …1874 Eng. dial.
TINE to close or shut, as a door, gate, window, house, one’s mouth, eyes, etc. …a900 obs.
YARK;  YERK to push; to slam; to shut with force …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.


SHUTTER – NOUNS
– a window shutter SAFE-BROD 1729 Sc. obs.
– Venetian shutters JILL-MILL Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.


SHUT IN – VERBS
– to shut in; to enclose, to imprison BECLOSE c1000 obs.
– to shut in, to enclose, to surround; to shut up, to confine, to imprison BESHUT a1300 obs.
– to shut in; to lock up BESPAR a1100 obs.


SHUT OUT – VERBS
– to shut out AGAIN-LOUK a1400 obs.
– to shut out, to exclude BESHUT c1330 obs.


SHUT UP (confine) – VERBS
– to shut up, to confine, to imprison BESHUT a1300 obs.
– to shut up, to confine, to restrain HAIN 1636 obs. rare
– to shut up; to enclose, to imprison BECLOSE c1000 obs.


SHUT UP (be quiet) – see QUIET


SHY, SHYLY, SHYNESS – ADJECTIVES
– ANERLY shy, fond of retirement …1876 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– AW-SHUCKS of a person’s manner, behaviour, etc.: genially self-deprecating, shy, or abashed; bashful …1932 colloq.
– BACKERLY shy, retiring …1896 Eng. dial.
– BACKGROUND retiring; shy; modest …1896 colloq.
– BACKWARD unwilling, reluctant; shy, bashful, diffident; slow …1889 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BACKWARD IN COMING FORWARD reluctant, shy to do something; reticent …1899 Amer. colloq.
– BACKWARD IN GOING FORWARD reluctant, shy …1899 Amer. colloq.
– BASH shy, bashful …Bk1898 Eng. dial..
– BIRD-MOUTHED unwilling to speak out, shy of expressing an opinion …1776 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BLAIT shy, sheepish; modest, retiring …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLATE shy, sheepish, bashful, timid …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLEAT shy, timid …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOGLESOME shy, skittish …Bk1911 Sc.
– BULL-SHY bashful, shy, timid …1937 Amer. dial.
– CAN’T SAY BOO TO A GOOSE is very timid or shy
– CAPEOVI sick; ‘seedy’ …Bk1891 costers’ usage
– DAFFISH sheepish, shy, modest …1804 Eng. dial.
– FAROUCHE sullen, shy, unsociable; distant in manner …1765
– FAROUCHIE sullen, shy and repellent in manner …1765 Sc.
– FASH shy, bashful …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HANGBACK shy …1987 Amer. dial.
– LARY shy, distrustful, leery …1906 Amer. dial.
– MEEVERLY mild; of a gentle or modest disposition; shy, bashful; sparing in eating and drinking …1819 Eng. dial.
– MEVERLY shy, bashful; of a gentle or quiet disposition; affectedly sparing in drinking or eating …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MILK-FACED shy, timid …1815
– MIM prim, demure; affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIM-MOUTHED affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIM-SPOKEN affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1896 Sc.
– MOUSY shy and reserved …Bk1995 US sl.
– OFFISH aloof; unapproachable; standoffish; distant or unapproachable in manners; reserved, shy, unsocial …1825
– ONKED uncouth, awkward, shy, ill-behaved; untidy; ugly; unpleasant, uncomfortable, inconvenient …1783 Eng. dial.
– PAVID fearful, timid, shy, quaking …1656 rare
– PEAKY bashful, shy …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– PEERY shy, timid, suspicious …c1670 sl.
– SCAR scared, timid, shy; wild; sour-looking …1700 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCARE easily frightened, timid; wild; shy, affectedly modest …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCARTLY frightened, wild, shy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHAME shy, ashamed, embarrassed …1883 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
– SHAMEFACED modest, bashful, shy …M16
– SHAMEFAST bashful, modest, shy …OE arch.
– SKEIGH of persons, esp. women: shy, coy, disdainful, proud …c1560 Sc.
– SMOOTY-FACED shy, bashful, modest, shame-faced …B1900 Eng. dial.
– THARF of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling; hesitating; shy; slow; forbidding, cold, unsociable …1882 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THARFISH of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling, backward, timorous, shy; forbidding …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THIEVELESS shy, reserved; cold, frigid in manner, forbidding …1787 Sc.
– UNKED uncouth, awkward, shy, ill-behaved; untidy; ugly; unpleasant, uncomfortable, inconvenient …1783 Eng. dial.
– UNKID uncouth, awkward, shy, ill-behaved; untidy; ugly; unpleasant, uncomfortable, inconvenient …1783 Eng. dial.
– VERECUND modest, bashful; shy, coy …c1550
– VERECUNDIOUS accompanied by modesty; modest, bashful, shy, coy …a1639 obs.
– YANNERLY shy, fond of retirement …1876 Eng. dial.
– YONDERLY distant in manner, reserved, sullen; depressed in health or spirits, gloomy, melancholy; vague, absent-minded; shy, timid; anxious …1828 Eng. dial.
 
SHY etc. – ADVERBS
– ABEIGH at a shy distance, aloof …c1707 Sc.
 BLAITLY bashfully, shyly …1825 Sc.
– DANGEROUSLY with reserve; shyly; charily …a1577 obs.
 
SHY etc. – NOUNS
– BLATENESS shyness …Bk1911 Sc.
 
SHY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BIRDMOUTH a shy, unassertive, timid person …Bk1997 Ulster sl. 
 BLATE a shy person …1850 Sc.
– CANCELLED STAMP a shy person …1920s US sl.
– MOO-MOO an extremely shy person, too nervous to speak out …1996 W. Indies sl.
– MOUSE an extremely shy or introverted person; a weakling; a coward …1839
– SCODGE a shy, retiring person …1910 Sc.
– SHRINKING VIOLET a shy person …colloq.
– WALLFLOWER originally, a lady unable to obtain a partner in a dance; later applied to anyone of either sex who goes to a ball but does not dance, whether from inability, choice, or neglect; hence, a shy, retiring person …1819 colloq.
– WILLYART a shy person; a timid suitor …1824 Sc.
 
SHY etc. – VERBS
– BOGGLE to take fright, to shy …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOOGER to cause to shy away; to frighten; to spook …1931 Amer. dial.
– DO A BROWN ACT to act in a shy manner; to sulk …1980s NZ sl.