Reverse Dictionary: SPEL – SPIS


SPELL (curse/magic) – ADJECTIVES
MALEFICIATE bewitched; spec., rendered impotent by spells …a1613 obs.

SPELL (curse/magic) – NOUNS
ARSE-VERSE a spell written on the side of a house to ward off fire or witchcraft …1888 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
BADMOUTH a curse, a spell …1960s sl., orig. African-American & W. Indies
BLACK HAND a witchcraft spell, a charm …1928 Amer. dial.
CAMPROL a gypsy spell …1925 Sc.
CANTRAP a mischievous trick; a magic spell …1830 Amer. dial.
CANTRIP a spell or charm of necromancy or witchcraft; a witch’s trick or mischievous device …1719
DOSE a curse, a spell…1982 Bahamas sl.
FASCINATION the casting of a spell; sorcery, enchantment, an instance of this, a spell, an incantation …1605 obs.
FASCINATION the state of being under a spell …1651
GOOFER;  GOOFFER;  GOOPHER;  GOPHER;  GUFFER the practice of voodoo or other magic; a magic spell or something used to cast such a spell …1880 Amer. dial.
HACK an evil spell; a curse …1962 Amer. dial.
HEEBIE a spell or hex …1969 Amer. dial.
HEX a curse, a spell …L19 sl.
KAHUNA a spell or curse …1938 Hawaii
MOJO a charm, amulet, or spell; magic …1926 Amer. dial., orig. chiefly African-American
MOOJOO a charm, amulet, or spell; magic …1938 Amer. dial., orig. chiefly African-American
TRICK a spell or act of conjuration; an object used in such an act …1893 Amer. dial.
VAAM a spell, a hypnotic influence …1879 Sc.
WANG;  WANGA;  WONGAH in the practice of voodoo: a magical charm or spell …1851 Amer. dial.

SPELL (curse/magic) – VERBS
BADMOUTH to speak ill of someone; to slander; to curse, to put a spell on …1941 Amer. dial.
FASCINATE to cast a spell over a person, animal, etc., by a look; said esp. of serpents …1641 obs.
HAG to cast spells; to cast a spell on, to bring misfortune to …1938 Amer. dial.
HEAVE A PROJECT to cast a spell …1908 Amer. dial.
HEX to curse, to cast a spell against …M19 sl., orig. US
KAHUNA to practice sorcery; to cast a spell …1938 Hawaii
MALEFICIATE to bewitch; to affect with enchantments; to render impotent by spells; to do evil to; to hurt; to harm …1621 obs.
PUT THE BAD MOUTH ON to put a curse or spell on …1853 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
TRICK to cast a spell on, to bewitch …1829 Amer. dial.
VAAM to bewitch, to cast a spell on …1904 Sc.
WITCHCRAFT to cast a spell on; to work magic …1898 Amer. dial.


SPELL, SPELLER, SPELLING – ADJECTIVES
CACOGRAPHIC pert. to bad writing or incorrect spelling …1838
CACOGRAPHICAL pert. to bad writing or incorrect spelling …1838

SPELL etc. – NOUNS
CACOGRAPHY incorrect spelling; a bad system of spelling, such as that of current English …1580
UGLYOGRAPHY bad handwriting; uncouth spelling …1804

SPELL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
CACOGRAPHER a bad writer or speller …1880

SPELL etc. – VERBS
ORTHOGRAPHIZE  to spell a word according to usage; to correct in regard to spelling …1611
ORTHOGRAPHIZE to spell, esp. to spell correctly …1787
UGLYOGRAPHIZE to spell uncouthly; to write in an uncouth manner …1834


SPELLBOUND – VERBS
– to hold spellbound, to fascinate; to disorientate DUDDLE 1548 obs. rare


SPEND, SPENDING – ADJECTIVES
– IMPENDIOUS lavish, extravagant, over-liberal; spending more than is needed …1623 obs. rare
– NIGGER RICH foolishly or vulgarly extravagant; spending money immediately …1930 Amer. dial., derogatory
– SUMPTUOUS of persons, etc.: spending largely, squandering, prodigal; hence, magnificent in equipment or way of living; extremely splendid …1538 obs.
 
SPEND etc. – NOUNS
– ASPENDICITIS a notional medical condition of a symptomatic need to spend money …1961 US sl.
– FLANDERS RECKONING spending money in a place that has no links to the place where one received the money …E17 sl.
– IMPENDIOUSNESS liberality, extravagant spending …1727 obs. rare
– POPPING spending money recklessly and enthusiastically …1940s African-American sl.
– WARING spending, investing of money …c1375 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 
SPEND etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BALLA;  BALLER a person, esp. a drug dealer, who spends money freely and ostentatiously …1990 sl., orig. & chiefly African-American usage
– BIG BUTTER-AND-EGG MAN a wealthy big spender …1925 New York sl.
– BIG LEGS a big spender; a rich man …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– BIG ROLLER one who spends extravagantly; one who gambles for high stakes; a ‘high roller’ …1973 US sl.
– BIG-TIME SPENDER -omeone who spends a lot of money …Bk1995 Amer. sl. 
– BUTTER-AND-EGG MAN a man who is a farmer or small-town businessman and who spends money extravagantly; used derisively …1924 Amer. sl.
– HIGH ROLLER a person who spends money extravagantly or gambles recklessly; a big-time spender …1881 sl., chiefly US & Can.
– SPENDAHOLIC a person who is addicted to spending money …1982
 
SPEND etc. – PHRASES
 MONEY BURNS IN ONE’S POCKET one is impatient to spend one’s money …1702
 MONEY BURNS A HOLE IN ONE’S POCKET one is impatient to spend one’s money …1875
 
SPEND etc. – VERBS
– AXE to lessen expenditure …1923 Eng. sl.
– BADDLE to spend profligately …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEWARE to lay out money etc., to expend, to spend …c1374 obs.
– BIRL to spend money freely in drink or gaming …1776 Sc. 
– BIRL THE BAWBEE to make the money fly, to gamble or spend in drink …1776 Sc.
– BLOW to spend money recklessly; to squander …1874 sl.
– BLOW IN to spend money recklessly; to squander …1886 sl., chiefly US
– BLOW ONESELF to spend money freely …1896 Amer. dial.
– BLUE to spend money recklessly; to squander …1846 sl.
– BREAK to begin spending …Bk1911 Sc.
– BURST to spend money extravagantly …1892 sl.
– DEBAUCH to dissipate, to spend prodigally, to squander …1632 obs.
– DEBOISE to spend prodigally, to squander …1632 obs.
– DO IN to spend money recklessly; to squander …1889 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ
– DO ONE’S CASH to spend all one’s available funds …20C Aust. sl.
– DO ONE’S DOUGH to lose one’s money; to spend up …1910s sl., orig. Aust.
– DROP to spend or lose money; to give a tip …L19 sl.
– DROP SOME IRON to spend some money …1987 US teen & high school sl.
– DWINDLE OUT to spend …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FLASH THE DIBS to show or spend one’s money …Bk1893 sl.
– GALTEE to spend …L19 UK tramps’ sl.
– HANG IT ON ONE’S BACK of a woman: to spend too much on clothes, or to overdress …1968 Amer. dial.
– HAVE MONEY TO BURN to be rich, to have plenty to spend …20C sl.
– IMPEND to pay to someone; to spend, to expend; to apply money; to bestow …c1486 obs.
– KNOCK DOWN to spend all one’s money on a spree, drinking bout, or celebration …1845 Aust. & NZ sl.
– LASH OUT to spend money recklessly; to squander; to be extravagant in spending …1513 Brit. colloq.
– LAY FORTH to spend, to expend …1584 obs.
– MAFFLE to spend recklessly; to squander, to waste in trifles …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAGGOT to waste money; to spend foolishly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAKE AWAY WITH to spend too freely; to squander …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– MELT of money: to spend in drink …1843 Sc.
– MISGUIDE to mismanage; to waste, to squander; to mis-spend …1792 Sc. 
– OBLIGURATE to spend all on the belly …1623 obs. rare
– SAVE ONE’S POCKET to avoid spending one’s money …1883
– SCARE to spend, to consume …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHOOT ONE’S WAD to spend all one’s money …1950s African-American sl.
– SKITTLE DOWN to spend or lose money prodigally; to squander …1883
– SPLASH to spend money extravagantly …1910s sl.
– SPLASH OUT to spend money recklessly; to squander …1934 sl.
– SPLASH OUT ON to spend money unrestrainedly …1930s sl.
– SPLURGE to spend money recklessly; to squander …1934 sl., orig. US
– SPORT to spend money freely or extravagantly …M19 sl.
– TAP to ‘turn on the tap’ of gifts; to open the purse or pocket; to spend or ‘bleed’ freely, to incur expense …1712 obs.
– VENT to spend, to get rid of a fortune …1610 obs.
– WALK INTO to spend money freely …M19 sl.
– WARE to spend, to lay out money or goods …a1417 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.


SPENDTHRIFT – ADJECTIVES
RATTLE-BAG wild, spendthrift, harum-scarum …1886 Eng. dial.
RATTLE-BRAIN wild, spendthrift, harum-scarum …B1900 Eng. dial.
SLIDDERY squandering, spendthrift …1892 Sc.

SPENDTHRIFT – NOUNS, PERSON
DANGWALLET a spendthrift …1679 Eng. dial.
DECOCTOR one who wastes or squanders; a ruined spendthrift …1615 obs. rare
DINGTHRIFT one who ‘dings’ or drives away thrift, i.e. prudence and economy; a spendthrift, a prodigal …1567 obs.
EAT THE PACK, AN a spendthrift …Bk1905 Sc.
EXTRAVAGANT a person who exceeds the bounds of moderation in expenditure, expensive living, etc.; a wasteful person, a spendthrift …1745 obs.
FORK a spendthrift, a wastrel …L17 sl.
GILLIAN-SPEND-ALL a woman who is a spendthrift; an unthrifty woman …1573 obs.
LAND-WASTER a prodigal; a spendthrift …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
LETTER-GO one who ‘lets go’; a spendthrift; a squanderer …a1637
LICKPENNY one who ‘licks up’ the pennies; a greedy, covetous person; a miser; a spendthrift; an extortioner …a1400 obs.
MONEY-CUFFEE;  MONEY-CUFFIE a foolish spendthrift …1894 W. Indies sl. 
NEVE a spendthrift, a squanderer …c1440 obs. rare
RABBIT-SUCKER a young spendthrift ‘taking up goods upon tick (credit) at excessive rates’ …17C cant
RACKLE a spendthrift …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
RAMMACK a dissolute spendthrift; a false-hearted fellow; a backbiter; a double-dealer …19C Sc.
RANNACK a dissolute spendthrift, a rake …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RATTLE-BRAIN a confused, silly, or stupid person; a wild, harum-scarum person; a spendthrift …B1900 Eng. dial.
SCATTER-BRASS a spendthrift …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCATTER-CASH a spendthrift …1898 Sc.
SCATTER-GOOD a spendthrift …1819 Sc. obs.
SPILL-GOOD a spendthrift …1626 obs.
WORLD’S WASTER a spendthrift …1825 Sc.


SPHERICAL – ADJECTIVES
– spherical, rotund, round or rounded ROTUNDIOUS 1614 rare


SPICE, SPICY – ADJECTIVES
AROMATICAL sweet of savour, smelling like spice …1578 obs.
HIGH-SEASONED enriched with spices or other seasoning …1675
ZAPPED spicy … 1983 US sl.

SPICE etc. – NOUNS
GARBLE refuse of spices; extraneous matter …1502 obs.
SORTS spices …1530 obs.

SPICE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
AROMATARY a dealer in spices …1657 obs. rare
AROMATOPOLA a seller of spices, a grocer, a druggist …Bk1708 obs.

SPICE etc. – VERBS
AROMATIZATE to spice; to render fragrant …1576 obs.
AROMATIZE to spice, to season with spices, to perfume …1480


SPIDER – NOUNS
– AERONAUT a gossamer spider which floats on films …1845
– ALLY-LONG-LEGS the ‘daddy-long-legs’ or crane-fly …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ARAIN a spider; a cobweb …1691 Eng. dial.
– ARANEOLOGY the study of spiders …1884
 ATTERCAP a spider …1808 Sc.
– ATTERCOB a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Eng. dial.
– ATTERCOP a spider …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BITIES a collective term for spiders, snakes, scorpions, etc. …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– DADDY a daddy-longlegs …1899 Amer. dial.
– DADDY BUG a daddy-longlegs …1859 Amer. dial.
– EARTH-SPIDER the tarantula …1883
– EDDER-COP a spider …1854 Eng. dial.
– EDDERCROP a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Eng. dial.
– EDDICOP a spider …1854 Eng. dial.
– EDDICROP a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Eng. dial.
– EDDYCROP a spider …1854 Eng. dial.
– ETTERCAP a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Sc.
– ETTERCROP a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Eng. dial.
– FATHER LONGLEGS a daddy longlegs …1792
– HARRY-LONG-LEGS the crane-fly or daddy-long-legs …1781
– HATTER-CROPPER a spider; hence, a small, insignificant person …1742 Eng. dial.
– HEDIKROP a spider …1854 Eng. dial.
– JAYHAWKER a tarantula …Bk1942 Amer. Western sl.
– JENNY-LONG-LEGS a daddy-long-legs …Bk1901 Sc.
– JENNY-SPINNER the crane-fly or daddy-longlegs …1817
– KATIE-LAILIE;  KATIE-LAYLIE a daddy-long-legs …1931 Sc.
– LEATHERJACK a daddy longlegs …1911 Amer. dial.
– LEATHER-JACKET a daddy longlegs …1905 Amer. dial.
– LOB a spider …c1000 obs.
– LONG-LEGGED SPIDER a daddy-longlegs …1967 Amer. dial.
– LONGLEGS a daddy-longlegs …1911 Amer. dial.
– MERRY WIDOW the black widow spider …1965 Amer. dial.
– MICHAELMAS GNAT the daddy-longlegs …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MONEY-SPINNER a spider; if you don’t hurt or kill them, they’ll bring good luck …1884 Amer. dial.
– MOSKEET SPIDER a daddy longlegs …1966 Amer. dial.
– NAPLES SPIDER the tarantula …1840
– NET a spider’s web …c1000
– NETHER-CROP a spider …1896 N. Eng. dial.
– NETTERCAP a spider …1896 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– NETTERIE;  NETTRIE a spider; a daddy-long-legs …1874 Sc. 
– SANTAPEE a scorpion …1950 Amer. dial.
– SCARAPIN a scorpion …1915 Amer. dial.
– SCORRIPIN a scorpion …1909 Amer. dial.
– SCRONCHER a scorpion …1950 Amer. dial.
– SHEPHERD SPIDER a daddy longlegs …1858 Amer. dial.
– SIT BESIDE ‘ER a spider …Brit. rhyming sl.
– SPINCOP a spider …1474 obs.
– TAILOR a daddy-long-legs …1840
– TAILOR-TARTAN a daddy-long-legs or crane-fly …1896 Eng. dial.
– TAKER the nippers or claws of a scorpion, etc. …1608 obs.
– TARENTINE SPIDER the tarantula …1668 obs.
– TEXAS STRONGBACK a scorpion …1984 Amer. dial.
– THUMMEL-SPIDER a large spider …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOMMY-LONG-LEGS the daddy-longlegs …1863
– TRANTLER a tarantula …1923 Amer. dial.
– VAMPIRE the tarantula spider …1843 rare
– VIOLIN SPIDER a recluse spider …1963 Amer. dial.
– WABSTER a spider …1788 Sc.
 
SPIDER – NOUNS, PERSON
– ARANEOLOGIST one versed in the study of spiders …1875


SPIDER WEB – see COBWEB


SPIGOT – NOUNS
– a spigot, a tap BUTTLE 1970 Amer. dial.


SPILL, SPILLING – NOUNS
EFFUSION a pouring out, a spilling of liquid …c1400

SPILL etc. – VERBS
AYET to pour out; to shed; to spill …a1000 obs.
BESLOBBER to eat in a slovenly manner; to render wet or dirty by spilling food on the clothes …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BLOB to spill …1912 Amer. dial.
GERBIL to spill …20C teen & high school sl.
JAB to spill …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
JABBLE to spill; to bespatter, to wet, to bedew …Bk1902 Sc. & Eng. dial.
JAIL to crack; to spill …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
JUTTLE to shake liquids; to spill over by shaking …1824 Sc.
SCALE to spill, to upset; to overflow …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCAW to scatter, to spill …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCEDE to spill …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCOAD to scatter; to pour, to spill; to throw up earth, as moles …1777 Eng. dial.
SCOOTLE to spill anything while carrying it …1824 Sc. obs.
SKAIL to pour out; to shed; to spill, to upset; to overflow …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
SKAW to scatter, to spill …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SKEDADDLE to spill milk, etc. …1862 Eng. dial.
TED to scatter, to spread abroad; to spill …1813 Sc.


SPIN – VERBS
– to spin,; to twirl round; to revolve with a whirring sound BIRL 1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to spin, to twirl; to cause to rotate or revolve; to turn over and over; to move by rolling TIRL 1543 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.


SPINACH – NOUNS
– dried spinach or other dehydrated vegetables ALFALFA 1920s sl.
– spinach WOOLWICH AND GREENWICH Brit. rhyming sl.


SPINE – NOUNS
– an injury to the spine causing deformity KECK Bk1901 Eng. dial.
– a segment of the backbone RACK 1615 obs.
– a vertebra RACK-BONE 1615 obs.
– the spine BACK-BONE-LINKS 1785 Sc. obs.
– the spine or backbone RIDGE-BONE a1000 rare or obs.
– the spine, the backbone BACKSPRENT 1820 Sc.


SPINELESS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a spineless, feeble, silly person WAFFLE 1887 Sc.


SPINNING – ADJECTIVES
– busied in spinning wool LANIFIC 1806 rare
– engaged in weighing or spinning wool LANIPENDIOUS 1656 obs. rare

SPINNING – NOUNS
– a spinning or weaving of wool LANIFICE 1626 obs. rare

SPINNING – NOUNS, PERSON
a workman who operates a jack in spinning (a coarse bobbin and fly-frame operating on the sliver from the carding-machine and passing the product to the fine roving-machine, or fitting it for that purpose) JACK-SPINNER 1875


SPINNING TOP – NOUNS
– a child’s teetotum JENNY-SPINNER 1824
– a spinning-top; a teetotum, esp. one made with a disc of a button SCOPPERIL Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a spinning-top; a teetotum, esp. one made with a disc of a button SKOPPERDIDDLE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a teetotum (spinning top) DALLY  Bk1900 Eng. dial.


SPINSTER – NOUNS
SINGLEHOOD the state of being single or unmarried; spinsterhood …1840

SPINSTER – NOUNS, PERSON (also see OLD MAID)
BACHELOR-WOMAN a spinster …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BAND OF HOPE a spinster who hopes to marry an eligible man, esp. a clergyman …Bk1958 Eng. sl. 
CANDLE-BASHER a spinster; a female masturbator …E20 Brit. sl.
MAN-HUNTERS women, esp. spinsters and widows …L19 Brit. jocular usage
QUAIL an old maid; a spinster …M19 US tramps’ sl.
SINGLE WOMAN a spinster …c1449


SPIRAL – ADJECTIVES
GYRAL moving in a circle or spiral; whirling …1750
GYRANT having a circular or spiral course …1844 rare
GYRATORY moving in a circle or spiral; revolving, whirling …1815
GYROUS circular, spiral …1688 rare
QUISTED twisted, spiral …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

SPIRAL – NOUNS
GYRATION motion in a circle or spiral; revolution round a fixed centre or axis; a turning round, wheeling, or whirling …1615
GYRE a ring, a circle, a spiral …1590 poetic & literary usage
RUNDLE a coil, curve, spiral …1565 obs.

SPIRAL – VERBS
GYRATE to move in a circle or spiral; to revolve; to rotate, to whirl …1830


SPIRIT, SPIRITED, SPIRITEDLY – ADJECTIVES
– ABOVE PAR in excellent health or spirits …1937 UK sl.
– ALL OAK AND IRON BOUND feeling in the best of health and spirits …1969 Amer. dial.
– AMBITIOUS of persons or animals: spirited, vivacious, unruly; vicious; angry; enraged; quick-tempered; hot-tempered …1853 Amer. dial.
– ANIMOUS spirited, courageous, bold …1620 obs. rare
– BEANY spirited; fresh …1852 sl.
– BIRKIE lively, smart; spirited in speech and action …1821 Sc. 
– BIRKY sharp in speech; lively, spirited …1821 Sc.
 BOBBER in high spirits, saucy, pert; venturesome, bold …1864 Eng. dial.
 BOBBERSOME in high spirits, bold, forward, venturesome; impatient …1750 Eng. dial.
– BOBBISH well, in good health and spirits; lively, cheerful; often used with ‘pretty’ …1730 Eng. dial. & sl.
 BOBBY in good health and spirits …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
​- BRAINY unmanageable, high-mettled; spirited, lively …Bk1911 Sc.
– CADDY hale, hearty, in good health and spirits; convalescent …1790 Eng. dial.
– CADGIE;  CADGY cheerful, merry; glad; friendly and hospitable; in good spirits; lively, excited, spry …1725 Sc. & N. Eng. & Amer. dial.
– CAGEY;  CAGIE in good spirits, gay, cheerful, sportive, wanton …1725 Sc.
– CAMP in good spirits …1830 Sc.
– CAPERSOME lively, spirited, sprightly…1852
 CHEERIO cheerful, merry, in good spirits …1918 rare
 CHEERO cheerful, merry, in good spirits …1915 obs.
– CHERK;  CHIRK;  CHURK in good spirits; cheerful, lively, brisk …1789 Amer. dial.
– CHIRKY in good spirits; cheerful, lively, brisk …1843 Amer. dial.
– CHIRP in good spirits; cheerful, lively; in a good or pleasant mood …1824 Amer. dial.
​- CHIRP AS A CRICKET in good spirits; cheerful, lively …1863 Amer. dial.
– CHIRP AS A FLOCK OF BLACKBIRDS in good spirits; cheerful, lively …1824 Amer. dial.
– CHIRPER in good spirits, chipper …1967 Amer. dial.
– CHIRPY in good spirits; cheerful, lively; in a good or pleasant mood …1838 Amer. dial.
– COBBY stout, hearty, brisk, lively, pert, saucy, in good spirits, merry, cheerful, well in health …1691 Eng. dial.
– FAT AND FINE in good health and spirits …1968 Amer. dial.
– FAT AND FUNKY in good health and spirits …1967 Amer. dial.
– FAT AND RAGGED in good health and spirits …1893 Amer. dial.
– FAT AND SASSY in good health and spirits …1928 Amer. dial.
– FAT AND SAUCY in good health and spirits …1843 Amer. dial.
– FAT, RAGGED, AND SASSY in good health and spirits …1857 Amer. dial.
– FINE AS A FIDDLE very fine; in excellent health or spirits …1836 Amer. dial.
– FRUNTY free in manner; spirited, implying the idea of forwardness; keen, eager; passionate …19C Sc.
– FULL OF THE OLD NICK feeling in the best of health and spirits …1965 Amer. dial.
– GAILY of a person: well, in good health or spirits …1903 Amer. dial.
– GALLIARD lively, brisk, gay, full of high spirits …c1386 arch.
– GAME AS NED KELLY very spirited, daring, brave; very willing …1927 Aust. sl.
– GAMEY;  GAMY spirited, plucky; showing fight to the last …1844
– GANTY spirited, frolicsome …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
– GOOD-WOOLLED used of a plucky, spirited person …M19 sl.
– GUNG-HO very zealous; totally committed; dedicated; spirited; enthusiastic; wholeheartedly fervid about doing something…1942 US sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage
– GUNGI;  GUNGY enthusiastic; spirited, brave …1961 US sl.
– GUTS earthy or spirited …1962 Amer. sl.
– GUTSBALL courageous, spirited, plucky; robust …1963 Amer. sl.
– GUTSY courageous, brave, spirited, plucky, robust …1890 Amer. sl.
– GUTTY courageous, brave, spirited, plucky, robust …1942 Amer. sl.
– HALE-HEARTED with unbroken spirit, undaunted, unmoved, unaffected …1875 Sc.
– HANTY wanton, unruly; full of spirit, mettlesome; excited, frisky (generally used of horses) …1721 Eng. dial.
– HAPPY AS A BOX OF BIRDS in high spirits …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– HAUNTY full of spirit, mettlesome; excited, frisky (generally used of horses) …1721 Eng. dial.
– HEARTED full of heart, spirited, courageous …1538 obs.
– HEARTFUL in high spirits, cheery …1876 Eng. dial.  
– HEARTLY courageous, spirited …1340-70 obs.
– HEARTSOME courageous, spirited, bold …1567 obs.
– HIGH-STOMACHED haughty, disdainful, proud, obstinate, of high courage or spirit …1548 obs. or arch.
– HINGUM-TRINGUM in low spirits …B1900 Sc.
– HODDY in good condition, physically or mentally; healthy; in good humour or spirits; pleasant, cheerful …1664 Eng. dial.
– IMPIDENT in good spirits …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– IN FINE TWIG in high spirits or good order …19C sl. 
– IN FULL FEATHER in good condition, in fine fettle, in high spirits …1855 Amer. dial.
– IN GOOD LEG in high spirits, elated …1986
– IN HIGH FEATHER in good condition, in fine fettle, in high spirits …1865 Amer. dial.
– IN HIGH LEG in high spirits, exalted …1808
– IN ONE’S ALTITUDES in high spirits …Bk1903 sl.
– IN RARE BLOW in good health or spirits …1896 Eng. dial.
– JAM UP feeling in the best of health and spirits …1966 Amer. dial.
– JOLLY AS A SAND-BOY very happy, high-spirited …1823
– KEDGE brisk, lively; in good spirits …c1440 Eng. dial.
– KINKY lively, energetic, in high spirits …1903 Amer. dial.
– KINKY AS A BOBCAT lively, energetic, in high spirits …1958 Amer. dial.
– KIPPER lively, in good spirits, chipper …1977 Amer. dial.
– LIKE A POSSUM UP A GUMTREE supremely happy; in high spirits; in a state of contentment …1840 Aust. sl.
– MALEDDY in high spirits, boisterous, elated …1923 Sc.
– METTLE spirited; active; capable of enduring fatigue …1806 Sc.
– ON ONE’S OPODILDOCS spirited; usually said of a horse …1892 Amer. dial.
– ON THE HIGH ROPES elated, in high spirits …a1700
– ON THE KEVEE on the alert or lookout; in high spirits, worked up,  having a bee in one’s bonnet …1825 Sc.
– QUERTY;  QUIRTY lively, vivacious, active, in good spirits; full of fun or mischief …1790 Sc. obs.
– QUICKISH somewhat spirited …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAH-RAH characterized by excessive spirit and enthusiasm …1914 US sl.
– RAMBUSTIOUS spirited, boisterous, lively; unruly, riotous …1853
– RAMP wild, bold, wanton, unrestrained, rompish; full of rude health and spirits …1713 Sc.
– RAMPACIOUS lively, spirited, boisterous; wild, unruly, outrageous; rampageous …1837 rare
– RAMPING high-spirited; promiscuous …M15
– RARE GAM plucky, spirited …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REVOYLT wild; frisky; in very high spirits …Bk1904 Sc.
– RIP-ROARING vigorous, boisterous, full of spirit; wildly noisy …1834 colloq., orig. US
– RIP-SNORTING vigorous, boisterous, full of spirit; wildly noisy …1846 colloq., orig. US
– SASSY cheeky, spirited, back-talking …1833 colloq., orig. & chiefly US
– SKITTISH spirited, active, lively; frolicsome …a1592
– SPARKY lively; vivacious; spirited
– SPUNK spirited, courageous, mettlesome …1788 obs.
– SPUNKEY;  SPUNKIE;  SPUNKY spirited, courageous, mettlesome …1786
– STOMACHFUL spirited; brave
– TABASCO excited, dramatic, spirited …1920s sl.
​- UP ON ONE’S BEAN-WATER feeling very lively, strong, frisky; to be in high spirits …1917 Amer. dial.
– UP ON TOP OF THE FENCE in the best of health and spirits …1970 Amer. dial.
– 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;  WADY proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
– YEPPER;  YIPPER brisk, active, in good spirits …1893 Eng. dial.
 
SPIRIT etc. – ADVERBS
– GAILY in good health and spirits; very well; satisfactorily, prosperously …1778 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HEAD UP AND TAIL OVER THE DASHBOARD in a lively, spirited manner …1912 Amer. dial.
– SKITTISHLY in a spirited or lively manner 1598
 
SPIRIT etc. – NOUNS
– AFRICKY fighting spirit; temper …1838 Amer. dial.
– BALLS virile courage; virility; guts; strength of character; energy, spirit …a1890 US sl.
– BLUE DEVILS. melancholy, depression, low spirits, the blues …1810 Amer. dial.
– BLUES, THE depression of spirits, despondency …1807 colloq.
– BOUNCE energy, vitality; spirit, exuberance, verve …1909 
– BRAIN spirit, mettle …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRIO liveliness, vivacity, spirit …Ital.
– CAMEL’S COMPLAINT low spirits; the ‘hump’ …Bk1891 sl.
– DANDER temper, anger, spirit, mettle …1831
– DAUBER spirit; enthusiasm …1915 US sl.
– DOBBER spirit, morale; enthusiasm …1910s US sl.
– FANTODS a feeling of excitement, of high spirits …1942 Amer. dial.
– GIZZARD courage, spirit, life …1892 Amer. dial.
– GUTSINESS courage, energy, spirit …c1890
– HAYDIGEES high spirits; merriment, roistering …1829 Eng. dial.
– HEYDAY a state of high spirits or passion …L16 rare
– HIGH-DEGREES high spirits; merriment, roistering …1829 Eng. dial.
– HIGHDIGEES high spirits; merriment, roistering …1829 Eng. dial.
– HYPO, THE hypochondria; generally, depression, anxiety, irritability, or low spirits …1701 obs.
– JAZZ spirit, vigour, energy; excitement …1913 Amer. sl.
– KELTER good condition; good health or spirits …1643
– KILTER good condition; good health or spirits …1643
– LAG a humour, mood, temper; a state of excitement or high spirits …1899 Sc.
– LEVITY lightness of spirit; freedom from care …1630 nonce use obs.
– OATS spirit …1831 Amer. sl.
– ODOCITY ability, gumption; spirit, energy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OLD BAKER a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1824 Eng. dial.
– RAMAGE wildness, high spirit, courage …1456 obs. rare
– RAMAGENESS high spirit, liveliness, vigour …1686 obs.
– SAUCE spirit, courage …1997 US sl.
– SAVOUR wit, spirit, pluck …Bk1904 Sc.
– SPUNK spirit, mettle; courage, pluck …1773
– TABASCO spirit …1920s sl.
– TEETH;  TETH temper, disposition; spirit, mettle …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 
SPIRIT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BEARCAT a beautiful, spirited, or passionate girl or young woman …1929 Amer. sl. 
– BELLONA the Roman goddess of war; a spirited woman of commanding presence …1605
– B’HOY a ruffian; a young rowdy; a gay or spirited fellow …1837 colloq., orig. US
– BLUE HEN’S CHICK a good fighter; a person with spirit or pluck …1965 Amer. dial.
– BLUE HEN’S CHICKEN a good fighter; a person with spirit or pluck …1799 Amer. dial.
– BROTH OF A BOY a high-spirited fellow …Bk1999 
– GALLIARD a man of courage and spirit …1532 obs.
– GAME-COCK a person likened to a gamecock, esp. in pugnacity or fighting spirit; a spirited person …1653
– GASSED-UN a daredevil; a hot-headed, high-spirited person …1893 Eng. dial.
– GASTON a daredevil; a hot-headed, high-spirited person …1893 Eng. dial.
– GIMPER a highly competent airman; a special and most dependable buddy; a spirited, reliable fellow   … 1918 US sl. 
– HEART a man of courage or spirit …c1500
– HIGH-FLY a lively, spirited person, usually a woman …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LAD a man of spirit and vigour …a1553 obs.
– LADDO a spirited youth, a bit of a lad …1870 Ireland
– LAD OF WAX a fine spirited fellow; a sharp, clever youth …1826 Eng. dial.
– MARY AMBREE a woman of strength and spirit …1839
– RAMP a high-spirited, independent woman, usually synonymous with a prostitute …M15
– SPUNKIE;  SPUNKY a spirited, mettlesome, or courageous person; a smart or lively fellow …1806 Sc.
– THUSKER a person who does anything with great energy and spirit …1884 Eng. dial.
– WITCH-CAT a mischievous, high-spirited person, esp. a child; a frolicsome girl, a roguish boy …1844 Amer. dial.
 
SPIRIT etc. – PHRASES
– WITH ONE’S HEAD UP AND TAIL OVER THE DASHBOARD in a lively, spirited manner …1876 Amer. dial.
 
SPIRIT etc. – VERBS
– BE IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1941 Amer. dial.
– BE METTLE TO ONE’S TEETH to be full of spirit …1887 Sc.
– BE ON ONE’S BEANWATER to feel lively or animated; to be in high spirits …1907 Amer. dial.
– BINGE to raise the spirits of …1915 sl.
– BREAK ONE’S GALL to break the spirit, to cow, to subdue …c1460 obs.
– DROOP to flag in spirit or courage, to lose heart …ME
– CHOP TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1985 Amer. dial.
– CONK OUT to lose energy and spirits suddenly; to become abruptly exhausted …1920s Amer. sl.
– FEEL LIKE GOING to feel in good health and spirits …1954 Amer. dial.
– FEEL ONE’S KEEP to be in good health and spirits; to feel confident, ambitious …1966 Amer. dial.
– FEEL ONE’S KEEPING to be in good health and spirits; to feel confident, ambitious …1927 Amer. dial.
– FEEL ONE’S OATS to be high-spirited …1831 Amer. sl., orig. of horses
– HAVE THE TAIL OVER THE DASHBOARD to be in high spirits …Bk1942 Amer. West. sl.
– KICK HIGH to feel in good health and spirits …1986 Amer. dial.
– LIVE IN TALL COTTON to be prosperous, to do well, to be in a good situation; to have good luck; to be in good spirits …1984 Amer. dial.
– PULL DOWN to depress in health or spirits …arch.
– RELEVATE to raise the spirits of a person; to restore to cheerfulness …1597 obs.
– SPUNK UP to show spunk or spirit; to assert oneself spiritedly or courageously …c1850
– TAKE THE STARCH OUT OF to break the spirit of someone or something, to make weary or less arrogant …M19 sl.
– UP of mood or spirits: to raise, to pick up, to lift …M18 sl.
– UP ON ONE’S BEANWATER to feel lively or animated; to be in high spirits …1917 Amer. dial.


SPIRIT (supernatural) – ADJECTIVES (also see EVIL SPIRIT)
CALODEMONIAL pert. to beautiful or good spirits …1522 nonce word obs.
EERIE apprehensive, frightened, in dread of spirits …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.

SPIRIT (supernatural) – NOUNS
BOO-HAG a witch, the dead spirit of a dead person, sometimes supposed to cause nightmares …1938 Amer. dial.
FETCH a spirit that foretells early death, a ‘token’ …1930 Amer. dial.
HAUNT a ghost or spirit …1869 Amer. dial.
KELPIE;  KELPY the Lowland Scottish name of a fabled water-spirit or demon assuming various shapes, but usually appearing in that of a horse; it is reputed to haunt lakes and rivers, and to take delight in, or even to bring about, the drowning of travellers and others …1747 Sc.
MIZZEN a spirit, an imp …1901 Amer. dial.
NELLY LONG ARMS a ‘boggart’; a spirit supposed to inhabit wells, and children were told that Nelly Long Arms would pull them in if they went too near …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OLD DELPH WILL a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1824 Eng. dial.
OLD GOGGIE a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1889 Eng. dial.
OLD HOB a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1824 Eng. dial.
OLD JENNY GREENTEETH a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1870 Eng. dial.
OLD LOB a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1870 Eng. dial.
OLD MOSS a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1824 Eng. dial.
OLD PACK a household spirit, a demon, an apparition …1824 Eng. dial.
SKOOKUM a ghost, a demon, a spirit …1900 Amer. dial.
TOMMYKNOCKER a ghost or spirit said to live in mines; the noise made by such a spirit …1910 Amer. dial.
WALLIMAN a familiar spirit …Bk1905 Sc.
WATER-KELPIE the Lowland Scottish name of a fabled water-spirit or demon assuming various shapes, but usually appearing in that of a horse; it is reputed to haunt lakes and rivers, and to take delight in, or even to bring about, the drowning of travellers and others …1747 Sc.

SPIRIT (supernatural) – NOUNS, PERSON
BARGHEST one who has the power of perceiving the disembodied spirits of living men …1865 Eng. dial.

SPIRIT (supernatural) – PHRASES
BOUND AND SOT of the spirit of a dead person: prevented by a spell from wandering away from the burial place …1889 Amer. dial.


SPIRITLESS, SPIRITLESSLY- ADJECTIVES
ALL AMORT dead; lifeless; spiritless; dejected …L16 arch.
ANAEMIC lacking in vigour, strength, or spirit …1898 colloq.
DAFFISH spiritless; stupid …1470-85 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
DEAD-ALIVE dull, inactive, spiritless; stupid …1591 chiefly US
DEAD-AND-ALIVE dull, inactive, spiritless, stupid …a1862 chiefly US
DEAD-ASS lacking animation, energy, or spirit; lifeless; usually considered vulgar …1961 Amer. sl.
DEAD-BUTT lacking animation, energy, or spirit; lifeless; usually considered vulgar …1958 Amer. sl.
DEEDLESS helpless, spiritless, inefficient …1876 Eng. dial.  
DOWF lacking spirit or energy; gloomy …E16 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
DUMPISH dull, stupid, slow-witted; inactive, inert, spiritless; destitute of sensation; abstracted, insensible to outward things; dull, uninteresting …1545 obs.
FAINT wanting in courage, spiritless, cowardly …a1300 obs. or arch.
FAINT-HEART faint-hearted; timid; spiritless; cowardly …1590
FAINTLING faint-hearted, timid, cowardly, spiritless …1712 obs.
HALTER BROKE submissive, lacking in spirit …1910 Amer. dial.
HEARTLESS destitute of courage, enthusiasm, or energy; spiritless; disheartened, dejected …c1330
HILDING cowardly, spiritless, base, menial, mean, wretched …1581 arch.
MEACOCK effeminate, cowardly, timorous, spiritless …1587 obs.
SAVOURLESS spiritless, listless, indifferent, wanting in wit or pluck …1804 Sc.
THAVELESS listless, spiritless, wanting in energy or force; aimless, ineffectual, bootless …1835 Ireland
THIEVELESS listless, spiritless, wanting in energy or force; aimless, ineffectual, bootless …1835 Sc.
THOWLESS wanting in energy, inactive, weak, spiritless, lazy; useless; insipid …1785 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
UNABLE TO FIGHT ONE’S WAY OUT OF A PAPERBAG ineffectual; lacking strength; lacking spirit …Aust. sl.
UNABLE TO FIGHT ONE’S WAY OUT OF A WET PAPERBAG ineffectual; lacking strength; lacking spirit …Aust. sl.
UNLISTING disinclined, spiritless, unwilling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WAFF of persons: feeble in body or mind, weak, exhausted, spiritless, stupid, ineffective …1822 Sc.
WAFF-LIKE of persons: feeble in body or mind, weak, exhausted, spiritless, stupid, ineffective …1822 Sc.

SPIRITLESS etc. – ADVERBS
DAIVILIE;  DAVIELY listlessly, spiritlessly …1788 Sc.
FAINTLY in a spiritless manner, like a coward; timidly …1297 obs.

SPIRITLESS etc. – NOUNS
DOWFNESS lack of spirit …E16 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
FAINT-HEART the fact or having a faint heart; want of spirit …1580 obs.

SPIRITLESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
CALDERA a wretched-looking person; a spiritless person; a coward …Ireland
DAKES-HEAD a spiritless, stupid person …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
DOWF a spiritless, stupid, or gloomy person …LME Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
DRUGGLE a term of contempt or reproach: apparently a heavy, stupid, spiritless or cowardly fellow …1611 obs.
DUD a person dressed in ragged clothing; hence, a feeble, spiritless, or indolent person…1721 Sc. obs.
FAINTLING one who is faint-hearted, timid, spiritless, or cowardly …1614 obs.
LEVERET a spiritless person …1630 obs.
MEACOCK a silly effeminate fellow; a spiritless or timorous fellow; a coward, a weakling; a henpecked husband …1526 obs.
NESCOCK a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1775 colloq.
NESTCOCK an effeminate man who stays much at home; a man who has never travelled; a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1674 obs.
NESTLE-COCK a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1662 colloq.
SIMMY a weakling, one lacking in spirit or vigour …1968 Amer. dial.
WRECK a weakling; one without spirit …c1925 UK public schools’ usage


SPIRITUAL, SPIRITUALISM – ADJECTIVES
– spiritual, incorporeal, unsubstantial, visionary AERIE;  AERY 1586
– spiritual, mental; addicted to thought, thoughtful; having the faculty of thought THOUGHTSOME 1611 obs. rare

SPIRITUAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who follows or believes in spiritualism, mysticism, clairvoyance, etc.; a mystic; a seer YOGI-BOGEY 1901 rare, disparaging usage
– a spiritual guide; a guru BABA 1977

SPIRITUAL etc. – VERBS
BE INWARDLY GIVEN to be pious, spiritual …Bk1902 Eng. dial.