SPONGE, SPONGER, SPONGING – ADJECTIVES
– ON THE MOOCH engaged in begging or sponging; looking for opportunities to get small sums of money, handouts, etc. …1864 Amer. sl., orig. criminals’ usage
– SKELDERING begging, sponging, swindling …1601 cant obs. exc. arch.
SPONGE etc. – NOUNS
– GADGE begging, sponging …1887 Sc.
– HOBKNOLLING saving one’s own expenses by living with others on slight pretenses; sponging on the good nature of one’s friends …B1900 Eng. dial. obs.
SPONGE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAYSWATER CAPTAIN a sponger, one having no ostensible means of living …1880 sl.
– BEAT an idle, worthless, or shiftless fellow; a loafer; a layabout; a sponger; a shirker or malingerer …1865 US
– BELLY-FRIEND one who pretends friendship for his own interest; an insincere friend; a parasite, a sponger …?1589 obs.
– BILK a person who habitually sponges on another; one who never by any chance makes a return or even offers to return a courtesy, drink, or the like …1867 sl.
– BLAGGER a sponger …2001 sl.
– CAD one who would rather live on other people than work for himself; a man trying to worm something out of another, either money or information …Bk1860 sl.
– CADGER one who lives by sponging on another; a genteel despicable sponger …c1830 sl.
– DEADBEAT a cadger or sponger; a penniless scrounger; a loafer; a worthless idler; one who will not or cannot pay debts …1871 Amer. sl.
– EASY RIDER a parasitical man, usually without a steady job, who lives by gambling or sponging; a man who is supported by a woman, a esp. a prostitute …1914 African-American sl.
– GADGER a sponger …1887 Sc.
– GENIAL an ingratiating, if untrustworthy and sponging person …1893 US sl.
– GLEANER a sponger …1926 US sl.
– LEANER a freeloader …1960s Amer. sl.
– LIGGER someone who gatecrashes parties; a freeloader …1977 Brit. sl.
– LUG an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male; a lout, a sponger …1931 sl., chiefly Amer.
– LUGGER a sponger; a defaulter; one who drinks with others but never buys a round …20C Brit. sl.
– MOMZER an unpleasant or despicable person, usually male; a rascal; a detestable or disliked person …1955 US sl.
– MONGREL a sponger; a hanger-on among cheats …c1720 cant
– MOOCH a beggar; a scrounger; a sponger; a borrower, a cadger; an idler …1914 sl., chiefly US
– MOOCHER an unskilled beggar or petty thief; hence, a sponger …1857 sl.
– QUAISTERIN a person who lives on his friends, a sponger …1880 Sc. obs.
– SCAFFER a parasite, a sponger; an extortioner …1500-20 Sc. obs.
– SCAMBLER; SCAMLER one who intrudes on the table or generosity of another; a parasite, a sponger; a meal-time visitor …1500-20 Sc.
– SCUNGE a scrounger or sponger …1900 colloq., orig. Sc.
– SHERK; SHIRK a sponger, a parasite …M17 sl.
– SKEMLER a parasite, a sponger, one who scrounges his meals from others …1721 Sc. obs.
– SNUDGE a mean, avaricious person; a niggard, a miser, a stingy person; an intrusive, sponging fellow …1545 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SUCKER one who lives at the expense of another; one who draws profit or extorts subsistence from some source; a sponger a parasite …1500-20
– THRUTCH-UP a sponger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIGER a sponger, a hanger-on, a parasite; rake, a swell-mobsman …1849 sl. obs.
– URGER any parasite or loafer who incurs no risk himself; a sponger, an idler …1952 Aust. sl.
– WALK AND NYAM a poor White; thus a sponger of any race …1816 W. Indies sl.
SPONGE etc. – VERBS
– BEAT ONE’S WAY to get along by sponging, cheating, or swindling …1873 Amer. sl.
– BOARD OUT to sleep and eat at someone’s else expense …1928 Amer. dial.
– BOT to cadge or sponge money …1921 Aust. sl.
– BUM to go ‘on the bum’; to act as a ‘bum’; to sponge …1889 US colloq.
– CANIFFLE to embezzle; to sponge …1873 Eng. dial.
– COME THE BLUDGE ON to sponge upon someone …1958 Aust. sl.
– DEADBEAT to loaf, to sponge, to malinger; to avoid doing a thing; to defraud …1881 US sl.
– DEADHEAD to obtain goods, services, transportation, admission, etc. without paying; to sponge; to allow someone to do the same …1855 Amer. dial.
– DICK SMITH IT to drink alone; to sponge on others …1979 Amer. dial.
– GADGE to beg, to sponge …1887 Sc.
– HUM to cadge or sponge money …1913 Aust. sl.
– LIG to freeload, esp. by gatecrashing …1981 Brit. sl.
– POLE ON to cadge or sponge money …1906 Aust. sl.
– SCAFF to provide food; to devise means for obtaining food; to sponge; to collect by dishonourable means …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCOFF to filch, to steal, to plunder, to sponge …1885 Sc.
– SCREWZE to encroach, to intrude; to sponge; to come as an uninvited, unwelcome guest …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SHARK ON to prey like a sharp upon; to victimize, to sponge upon, to swindle; to oppress by extortion …a1596 obs.
– SLAPSAUCE to sponge …B1900 sl.
– SUCK to sponge upon …Bk1904 sl.
SPONSOR – NOUNS, PERSON
– an influential sponsor or patron ANGEL 1930s US sl., orig. police
– an influential sponsor or patron RABBI 1932 US sl., orig. police
– a potential sponsor, advertiser, or financial backer, esp. in show business FAIRY GODFATHER 1930s Amer. sl.
SPONTANEITY, SPONTANEOUS, SPONTANEOUSLY – ADJECTIVES
– BALDHEADED completely unprepared; utterly spontaneous …c1895 US sl.
– RANDOM spontaneous, unexpected …1980s US college & teen sl.
– ULTRONEOUS made, offered, etc., of one’s own accord; spontaneous, voluntary …1637
SPONTANEITY etc. – ADVERBS
– OFF THE WALL spontaneously, unconventionally …1970s US sl.
– OF ONE’S OWN HEAD out of one’s own thought, device, or will; of one’s own accord, spontaneously …1375 obs. or arch.
– ULTRONEOUSLY of one’s own accord; spontaneously, voluntarily …1627
SPONTANEITY etc. – NOUNS
– ULTRONEOUSNESS voluntary action; spontaneity …1623 rare
SPONTANEITY etc. – VERBS
– PLAY IT BY EAR to act in an ad hoc manner; to behave spontaneously …1960s sl.
– PLAY IT BY SKYHOOK to act in an ad hoc manner; to behave spontaneously …1960s sl.
SPOOK, SPOOKED, SPOOKY – ADJECTIVES
– BOOGERED afraid, frightened, spooked …1936 Amer. dial.
– BOOGERISH spooky, frightening, unpleasant …1887 Amer. dial.
– BOOGERY spooky, threatening, unpleasant, objectionable …1900 Amer. dial.
– BUGGERISH spooky, frightening, unpleasant …1974 Amer. dial.
– BUGGERY spooky, threatening, unpleasant, objectionable …1941 Amer. dial.
– POKY spooky; suggestive of ghosts or the like …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SPOOK etc. – VERBS
– BOOGER to cause to shy away; to frighten; to spook …1931 Amer. dial.
SPOON – NOUNS
– CHATTRY-FEEDER a spoon …M19 UK prison sl.
– CHATTY-FEEDER a spoon …M19 UK prison sl.
– GAB-STICK a large wooden spoon …1825 Sc.
– GAPING-STICK a spoon …1868 Eng. dial.
– GIBBY a spoon …B1900 Eng. English nautical usage
– GOBSTICK a large spoon …Eng. dial.
– HIGH NOON a spoon …1950s rhyming sl.
– LIGHT-FEEDER a silver spoon …c1850 cant
– LORNA DOONE a spoon …20C rhyming sl.
– MAN ON THE MOON a spoon …1998 Brit. rhyming sl.
– PAP FEEDER a spoon …M19 sl.
– RAMMY a spoon, esp. of horn …1809 Sc.
SPOONFUL – NOUNS
– a spoonful, a mouthful SCOOP 1880 Sc.
SPORADICALLY – ADVERBS
– sporadically, intermittently ABRUPTLY 1607 obs.
SPORT – ADJECTIVES (see SPORTS for athletics, etc.)
– MAKE-SPORT providing sport; mocking …1582 obs.
SPORT – NOUNS
– EBATE sport, diversion …c1515 obs.
– GAME AND GLEE amusement, delight, fun, mirth, sport …a1200 obs.
– LAKE play, sport, fun, glee …c1200 obs.
– RAGE extravagant, riotous, or wanton behaviour; sport, game; jest, jesting talk …c1320 obs.
SPORT – NOUNS, PERSON
– JIG an object of sport …Bk1896 sl.
– MAKE-SPORT one who or something which provides sport for others; hence, a laughingstock …1611 obs.
SPORT – VERBS
– FADDLE to make sport of …1841 Eng. dial.
– FRATCH to sport, to frolic …19C Eng. dial.
– GAME to play, to sport, to jest; to amuse oneself; also, to indulge in amorous play …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HAVE A RIG ON to play a joke on, to make sport of …1859 Amer. dial.
– HORSE to tease or make sport of; to bait …1900 US sl.
– ILLUDE to mock, to make sport of, to deride …1516 obs.
– LAKE to play, to sport; to make a holiday from work …c1300 chiefly Eng. dial.
– PLAY ABOBBED WITH to play blindman’s buff with a blindfolded person; also, to fool, to make sport of …c1390 obs.
– WANTONIZE to play the wanton; to dally, to sport, to frolic; to indulge in lasciviousness …1592 arch.
SPORTIVE, SPORTIVELY, SPORTIVENESS – ADJECTIVES
– CADGIE in good spirits, gay, cheerful, sportive, wanton …1725 Sc.
– CAGEY; CAGIE in good spirits, gay, cheerful, sportive, wanton …1725 Sc.
– DAFFING playful, sportive, foolish …1724 Sc.
– GAMBOL sportive, playful …1597 obs.
– GAMEFUL joyful, playful, sportive, jesting …c1205 obs.
– GAMELY sportive, merry …c1425 obs.
– GAMESOME frolicsome, merry, playful, sportive …c1350
– GAMING sportive, jocular …1552 obs.
– GILPY sportive …1863 Sc.
– JOCULATORY having the character of a jester; uttered in jest; jocular, droll, humorous, sportive, merry, jesting …1623 obs.
– LARKING frolicsome, sportive …1828 colloq.
– LARKSOME frolicsome, sportive …1871 colloq.
– LARKY ready for a lark; frolicsome, sportive …1851 colloq.
– LUDIBUND full of play, playful, sportive …1668 obs. rare
– LUDICROUS pert. to play or sport; sportive; intended in jest, jocular, derisive …1619 obs.
– LUDITORY merry, sportive, playful …B1900
– LUSIVE playful, sportive …1871 rare
– LUSORIOUS used in sport or as a pastime; sportive, playful …1619 obs.
– LUSORY sportive, playful …1653
– RAFFISH sportive; rough …Bk19C Eng. dial.
SPORTIVE etc. – ADVERBS
– GAMESOMELY playfully, sportively …1601
– LASCIVIOUSLY sportively …1607 obs.
– LUDICROUSLY sportively, jestingly, humorously …a1678 obs.
SPORTIVE etc. – NOUNS
– CADGINESS sportiveness, cheerfulness …Bk1888 Sc.
– CAIDGINESS gaiety, sportiveness …1825 Sc.
– DAFFERY folly, foolishness, gaiety, sportiveness; thoughtlessness …1768 Sc. obs.
– DAFFING sportive behaviour or talk, gaiety, folly …1535
– MARLOCK a frolic, a gambol, a piece of fun; a sportive gesture …c1746 Eng. dial.
SPORTIVE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– GAMESTER a merry, sportive, or frolicsome person …1616 obs.
– RIDGEL a term of abuse applied to men; a sportive, mischievous lad …1703 Eng. dial.
– WANTON a person, esp. a child, of playful, roguish or sportive conduct; sometimes used as a term of endearment …1589 obs.
SPORTIVE etc. – VERBS
– DAFF to talk or behave sportively; to frolic, to sport, to jest …1535 chiefly Sc.
SPORTS – ADJECTIVES
– GAMEFUL fond of field sports …1704 obs.
– HORSESHIT in sports: inept; unskilful; clumsy …1969-71 US sl.
– IN THE BAG of a prizefight, horse race, or similar sporting event: illicitly prearraned by the paying of bribes or other trickery; fixed …1926 Amer. sl.
– SHAMATEUR pert. to shamateurs (see SPORTS – nouns, person) …M20
SPORTS – NOUNS
– ABSO a definite winner, usually used in a sporting context …1900s sl.
– ALIBI in sports: an excuse for not performing well …1914 US sl.
– BAGEL in sports: a zero; loss; shutout …1976 Amer. sl.
– BAGEL JOB in sports: a zero; loss; shutout …1976 Amer. sl.
– BARN BURNER in sports: a very close game with an uncertain outcome to the end …Bk2004
– BIG D in sports: defense …1979 US sl.
– BIGS a major sports league …1973 US sl.
– BLINDER an excellent performance in a sport …1950 Brit. sl.
– BULGE a lead, describing team standings …1951 US sl.
– CARPET an artificial grass playing surface …1978 US sl.
– CELLAR, THE last place in league standing according to games won …1907 Amer. sports usage, orig. baseball
– CERT in sports: a sure winner, as a racehorse …a1889 US sl.
– D in sports: defense …1967 US sl.
– FANCY, THE the world of professional boxers; followers of prizefighting; hence, rowdies or sporting and gaming enthusiasts collectively …1807 sl., orig. boxing usage
– HOSPITAL PASS in team sports: a dangerously made pass which allows the opposition a good chance at defense …1984 Aust. sl.
– MONKEY ON YOUR BACK in sports: the inability to beat a certain opponent; most commonly used in tennis …1988 US sl.
– NOD, THE one’s choice; esp. an expert’s choice to win a race or sports contest, or a sport team manager’s choice of a player to play in a specific game …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– NONG a poor performance in a sporting event …1903 Aust. sl. rare
– O in sports: offensive play; the offense …1980 sl.
– PADDOCK a playing field, esp. for cricket …1839 Aust. sl.
– POINT-SHAVING the illegal practice, esp. on the part of athletes, of controlling the score of a game, match, series, etc., so that professional gamblers will have to pay less to the bettors or will win for themselves …1971 sports & gambling usage
– POINT-SPREAD the difference between the handicapping points added or subtracted for various teams in football and basketball betting …1973 sports & gambling usage
– RABBITRY a state of being a poor player. esp. in golf or tennis …1920s sl.
– RAPS sports, games, merrymakings …BK1905 Eng. dial.
– SCORCHER in sports: an extremely hard shot or hit …1900 sl.
– SCOTMAN’S GRANDSTAND a vantage point overlooking a sports-ground, permitting viewing with little or no payment …1993 NZ sl.
– SHUT-OUT a game in which one team does not score …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– SHUTTING OUT a game in which one team does not score …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– SIN BIN in sporting: an enclosure where errant players have to sit for a predetermined period of time, as in ice hockey; the penalty box …c1946 sl., orig. US
– W in sports: a win …1970 US sl.
– YANKEE TOURNAMENT a sporting contest in which everyone plays everyone else …1961 Aust. sl.
– YARD SALE in snow-based sports: the result of an accident in which equipment is deposited over a wide area …1995 US sl.
SPORTS – NOUNS, PERSON
– ACTIVE in sports: a player on a team who is eligible to play in a given game or season …1931 chiefly baseball and American football usage
– ACTOR an athlete who is good at pretending he has been hurt or fouled, esp. a baseball player who very convincingly mimes the pain of being hit by a pitch … Amer. sl.
– BALLER one who enjoys playing sport, esp. basketball …1990s US college sl.
– BALLHAWK in sports, esp. baseball: a fielder who is skilled in catching or gaining possession of a ball …1920 US sl.
– BALLHEAD an athlete; someone obsessed with ball games; perhaps a stupid one …Bk2006 US sl.
– BARRACKER one who barracks (jeers at opponents or interrupts noisily); a noisy partisan in a contest, originally in football; a rooter …1892 Aust.
– BENCH BOSS in sports: a coach, esp. one who also plays on the team …1909
– BENCH COACH in sports: orig. a person who coaches a team by does not play for it, as distinguished from a player-coach …1905
– BENCH PLAYER in sports: a player who is not in the team’s starting line-up; a substitute, reserve …1888 orig. US
– BENCH-WARMER a sports player who does not get selected to play; a substitute in a sports team …1892 US sl.
– BIG LEAGUER a player in a big league; a prominent or high-profile sports player …1887
– BIRD DOG in sports, a talent scout …1934 Amer. colloq.
– DARK HORSE a person or team, esp. in sports or politics, that seems very unlikely to win but might nevertheless do so …1842 sl.
– DEAL a sports star …1970s African-American sl.
– DISHER OF DIAMOND DIRT a baseball sports-writer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DOPESTER someone who collects information on, and forecasts the result of, sporting events, elections, etc….1907 sl., orig. US
– FANCY BLOKE a member of the sporting world …M19 sl.
– FANCY-MAN a man who is a patron of gambling, boxing, horse racing, etc. …1852 Amer. sl.
– FLAT-TRACK BULLY a sportsperson who dominates inferior opposition, but who cannot beat top-level opponents …colloq.
– FOOTBALLOPHILE a football sports-writer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FRESH MEAT a new member on a sports team …1908 US sl.
– GALACTICO a skilled and celebrated footballer (soccer), esp. one bought by a team for a very large fee; a football superstar; so, a pre-eminent figure in any field, esp. sport …2003
– GAME-CHANGER in sports: a player who decisively affects the outcome of a game …1962 orig. US
– GAMER in sports: a person, esp. an athlete, known for consistently making a strong effort; a player who performs better in actual games than in practices …1977 colloq.
– GAME STEALER in a sporting contest: a player who scores late in the game, bringing about an unexpected victory for his side that appeared certain to lose …1771
– GAMESTER a player of any game; a participant in or enthusiast for a sport or pastime …1562
– GAMESTRESS a female gamester or gambler ; a woman skilled in games or sports …1651
– GENERAL MANAGER in American sport: a member of the administration of a sports team responsible for player-related matters such as contracts and trades …1927
– GLOOPER a player who seems suck to the playing surface, hoping the ball will come right to him …1981 US sl.
– GLUE POT a player who seems stuck to the playing surface, hoping the ball will come right to him …1981 US sl.
– GLUTTON in sports: a person who takes a deal of punishment before he is satisfied …1809 sl.
– GROUNDHOG in sports: a groundskeeper …1971 Amer. sl.
– HORSE in sports: a strong offensive player …1980 Amer. sl.
– JACK A BONEY one who plays for both sides in a game …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JACK ON BOTH SIDES one who plays for both sides in a game …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– MONEY PLAYER in sports and gambling: one who performs well under the pressure of intense competition …1922 Amer. sl.
– MORNING GLORY in sports: an initially promising but ultimately disappointing competitor …1909 US sl.
– MOST VALUABLE PLAYER in sports: the best or most successful player of a team during a season, series, or single match …1891 orig. baseball, chiefly Amer.
– MUFFIN at games: a constant misser of a shot or ball …1895 Brit. colloq.
– NAIL a well-built male, esp. a sportsman …1990s US college sl.
– NORM an average citizen viewed as a non-participant in any kind of physical exercise while addicted to watching spectator sports on television …Aust. sl.
– PACEMAKER in sports: a competitor who sets the pace for one or more other competitors in the race …1884
– PACER in sports: a pacesetter in a race …1893
– QUICK-GO in sports: a player who does not last very long on a team …1972 US sl.
– RABBIT a poor performer at any game, especially cricket, golf, or tennis …1904 sl.
– RABBIT in sports: a track-team member who sets a fast pace to induce competition to spend energy early in a long-distance race, to the advantage of a teammate …1925 US
– RABBITRY in a sport, poor players considered collectively …1930s sl.
– SACKETMAN one who carries a sack, or a sportsman’s game-bag …1845 Sc.
– SCRUBBER in sports: a second-rate player or competitor …1974 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SHAMATEUR a sportsman or sportswoman who makes money from sporting performances and appearances while officially retaining amateur status …L19 derogatory
– SIMON PURES amateurs in the realm of sport; sarcastic, and perhaps ironic usage …c1920 Aust. sporting usage
– SKATE a second-rate sportsman …L19 US sl.
– SKIPPER the captain of a sports team …1830 sl.
– SPORTS HACK a sports-writer …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– STICKOUT an outstanding sportsman or sportswoman …1942 US sl.
– VARMENT; VARMINT a sporting amateur with the knowledge or skill of a professional …1812 sl., now Eng. dial.
SPORTS – NOUNS, PERSON, OTHER
– BEAT REPORTER in baseball: a journalist who writes about a particular subject on a daily basis; spec. a sportswriter who covers a major-league team on a daily basis …Bk1999 baseball usage
– WAG the female partner of a male celebrity, esp. a sportsman …2004 Brit. sl.
SPORTS – VERBS
– BAGEL in sports: to shut out …1986 Amer. sl.
– BENCH to take someone out of active play in a sporting event …20C Amer. sl.
– CRACK in sports (of a racehorse or human competitor) : to lose a lead as a result of loss of stamina …1880 Amer. sl.
– CREAM to beat the opposite team in a sporting event …M20 US sl.
– FAN in various sports: to fail to hit the ball, puck, etc. …1970 Amer. sl.
– GO IN THE BAG of a competitor in a sporting event: to lose deliberately …1942 Amer. sl.
– HORSE-COLLAR in sports: to render scoreless; to shut out …1973 US sl.
– KILL in handball, racquetball, and squash: to hit the ball so low on the front wall that it cannot be returned …1970 US sl.
– LAM in sports: to strike (a ball) hard …a1890 US sl.
– OPEN ONE’S ACCOUNT in sports: to begin one’s scoring tally; also, to register one’s first victory …1846
– SATCHEL to pre-arrange the outcome of a contest, race, or fight …20C US sl.
– SHOW HAIR of a sportsman: to play aggressively and well …1960s US sl.
– SHUT DOWN to defeat someone or a team in a sporting contest …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– SHUT OFF to defeat someone or a team in a sporting contest …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– SHUT OUT in sports, to hold an opposing team scoreless …c1880 Amer. sl.
– SIN-BIN to consign a player to the sin-bin …Aust. sl.
– TAILGATE to eat and drink clustered in a parking lot before a sports event …1995 US sl.
SPORTY – ADJECTIVES
– sporty, attractive, stylish FLOOZY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– sporty, flossy, attractive, stylish DOOZY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SPOT, SPOTTED, SPOTTY – ADJECTIVES
– BESPECKED spotted or specked over the surface …1565
– BLOACHED of a variegated appearance; spotted …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– GARLED spotted, checked; chiefly used of cattle …1501 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GUTTULAR spotted …1811
– MACKLED spotted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MACKLY spotted or soiled …1975 Amer. dial.
– MACULATED spotted, stained, defiled, polluted …1646
– MACULATORY apt to spot or defile …1614 obs. rare
– MACULIFEROUS bearing or marked by spots, spotty …1853
– MACULOSE full of spots; spotted …1727
– MACULOUS full of spots, spotted …1688 rare
– MANGY dirty-looking; unevenly coloured; spotted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAPLE-FACED having a spotted face …1607 obs.
– MARLED spotted, variegated, streaky …1787 Sc.
– MARLY spotted, variegated, streaked, marbled …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MEALY spotty; disfigured by blotches or spots, marked with blemishes …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEASLED spotted, blotched, marked with pimples; speckled, mottled …1810 Eng. dial.
– MEASLE-FACED having pimples, having a spotty, inflamed complexion …1790 Eng. dial.
– MEASLY spotted; having a white scurfiness on the skin …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEEZLED spotted, blotched, marked with pimples; speckled, mottled …1810 Eng. dial.
– MIRLY spotted, streaked, marbled …1790 Sc.
– NAEVOSE spotted, freckled …1847 rare
– NAEVOUS spotted, freckled …1890 rare
– PIEDID pied, spotted, mottled …1757 Amer. dial.
– PIEDIDY pied, spotted, mottled …1963 Amer. dial.
– PIEDY pied, spotted, mottled …1895 Amer. dial.
– RATCHED striped; spotted …1790 Eng. dial.
– SPICKETTY speckled, spotted; mottled …1873 Eng. dial.
– ZITTY spotty, pimpled …1950s sl., orig. US teen
SPOT etc. – NOUNS
– ARR a spot or freckle …1830 Eng. dial.
– ASH-SPOTS lighter spots that appear on one’s arms and legs when one gets cold …2000s African-American sl.
– BLAUNCH a blotch or white spot upon the skin …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CARBUNCLE a red spot or pimple on the nose or face caused by habits of intemperance …1682
– CHORB a spot, a pimple …1970 S. Afr. school sl.
– DAUT a dot, a speck, a spot …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FLYSPECK a small spot or speck
– GIN-BUD a gin-induced spot or pimple on the face …c1820 sl.
– GOOBER a small mole, spot, or similar skin blemish …1970s US college sl.
– HEAT-SPOT a red spot on the skin, a freckle …1822-34
– HICKEY a spot, a pimple …1934 US sl.
– HICKIE a pimple; a spot …World War I Amer. sl.
– LENTILS freckles or spots on the skin …1558-68 obs.
– MACULATION the act of spotting or staining; a being spotted or defiled …a1450
– MACULE a blemish, a spot …1483 obs.
– MAIL a spot, a mark, a stain …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– MASCLE a spot, a speck …a1300 obs.
– MASE a spot, a freckle …1527 obs.
– MEASLE a spot, a pimple …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEZZIL a spot, a pimple …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEZZLE a spot, a pimple …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NAEVE a spot or blemish …1619 obs.
– NEVE a spot or mark on the skin …1624 obs. rare
– PIP a small spot on the skin …1676 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RANDOLPH (SCOTT) a spot …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– RUBY a red facial spot or pimple …1542 obs.
– SCAM a spot, a mark, a stain; a blemish …1866 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCAW a faded mark, a blemish, a spot …1825 Sc.
– SCLATCH an unseemly mass of anything semi-liquid; a large clot of mud or filth; a large spot or mark on the skin …1895 Sc.
– SELINA SCOTT a spot …1980s rhyming sl.
– SKLATCH an unseemly mass of anything semi-liquid; a large clot of mud or filth; a large spot or mark on the skin …1895 Sc.
– SUDDLE a stain, a spot …1861 Sc.
– SULSH a spot; a stain …Bk1869 Eng. dial.
– TACHE a spot, a blotch, a blemish, a blot …a1300 obs.
– TACK a spot, a stain, a blemish …c1425 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TASH a stain, a spot, a drop, a blemish, a flaw …Bk1905 Sc.
– TICK a dot of any kind; a small speck or spot; the dot above the letter I, etc. …Bk1905 Sc.
– TICKER a very small spot or pimple on the skin; an eruption on the face …1824 Sc.
– TOKEN a spot on the body indicating disease, esp. the plague …1634 now rare or obs.
– ZAT a spot, a pimple, a blackhead …1950s sl., orig. US teen
– ZIT a spot, a pimple, a blackhead …1950s sl., orig. US teen
– ZITZ a spot, a pimple, a blackhead …1950s sl., orig. US teen
– ZORT a spot, a pimple, a blackhead …1950s sl., orig. US teen
SPOT etc. – VERBS
– BESPARKLE to bespatter, to spot …1485 obs.
– MACULATE to spot, stain, soil, defile, pollute …1432-50
– MACULE to spot, to stain …1484 obs.
– MAIL to spot, to discolour, to stain …1677 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– MARL to become mottled, variegated; to variegate, to spot, to streak …1826 Sc.
SPOUSE – NOUNS, PERSON (also see HUSBAND, WIFE)
– BABY a lover; also a spouse; a term of endearment, a darling, a sweetheart or girlfriend; orig. only applied to women …1684 colloq.
– BEDFELLOW a husband or wife; a spouse; a concubine …1490 obs.
– BETTER HALF a spouse; one’s wife or husband, or, in later use, a partner …1580
– BITTER HALF one’s spouse …1950 Amer. jocular
– HALF-MARROW a husband or wife; a spouse …1637 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HINDERMATE a spouse or companion who is a hindrance …a1843 nonce word
– MAIN SQUEEZE one’s boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse …1926 sl., orig. African-American usage
– MARROW a spouse, a husband or wife; a lover, a wooer; of animals or birds: a mate …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SPOUSESS a female spouse, a wife, a bride, a married woman …1388 obs.
– WEDFELLOW a spouse, either husband or wife …B1900
– XY a spouse …1976 US sl.
– YOCKFELLOW a person joined in marriage to another; a spouse; a husband or wife …1545
– YOKEFELLOW a person joined in marriage to another; a spouse; a husband or wife …1545 rare
– YOKE-MATE a person joined in marriage to another; a spouse; a husband or wife …1567