Reverse Dictionary: SPON – SPQ


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.
– 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