Reverse Dictionary: SPR – SPZ


SPRAIN – NOUNS
DINDLE a slight sprain …Bk1900 Sc.
KECK a twist to one side; a sprain; an injury to the spine causing deformity …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
RACK a sprain, wrench, dislocation …1761 Sc.
RAMP a severe wrench; a sprain …1783 Eng. dial.
RANCH a sprain (dialect form of ‘wrench’) …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAX a strain; a sprain; a wrench of a limb or a muscle …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
RICK a sprain, strain, wrench …1852 Eng. dial.
THROW a twist, a wrench, a sprain; the act of twisting or wriggling; a turn of the hand …1785 Sc.
WRAMP a severe wrench; a sprain …1783 Eng. dial.

SPRAIN – VERBS
RACK to wrench, to sprain, to dislocate, to twist …1761 Sc.
RAMP to sprain; to tear violently …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RANCH to sprain (dialect form of ‘wrench’) …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
REIST to strain or sprain the wrist …Bk1904 Sc.
RICK to sprain, to strain, to twist, to wrench …1809 Eng. dial.
THROW to twist; to wreath, to wind; to wrench, to sprain; to wring the neck; to turn a key; to torture, esp. by twisting a cord round the head …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
WRAMP to sprain; to tear violently …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SPRAWL, SPRAWLING – ADJECTIVES
SCANGLED sprawling; lying about on the ground …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCRAWMING ungainly, sprawling; straggling …1895 Eng. dial.
SPRANGLY spreading, sprawling …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SPREADACEOUS spreading, sprawling …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

SPRAWL etc. – ADVERBS
ASPRAWL headlong, sprawling …Bk1898 Eng. dial.

SPRAWL etc. – VERBS
REAM to stretch out the arms in order to reach anything; to stretch up; to sprawl; to stretch oneself, esp. on first awakening …1781 Eng. dial.
SCAMBLE to scramble, to sprawl, to roll awkwardly about …1866 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SCRAWL to crawl, to creep; to move slowly or with difficulty; to hobble; to scramble, to sprawl …1747 Eng. dial.
SCRAWM to scramble awkwardly; to grope about with outstretched arms; to sprawl; to spread or stretch out in a straggling manner …1895 Eng. dial.
SPROTTLE to struggle helplessly or ineffectually; to sprawl; to kick about helplessly; to struggle to rise after a fall, etc. …1829 Eng. dial.
​- TAVE to sprawl with the arms and legs; to kick or fidget with the feet …1781 Eng. dial.
WALTER to roll to and fro; to move from side to side; to tumble or toss about; to lie sprawling on the ground, in mire, etc. …c1400 obs.


SPRAY – VERBS
– to reduce to a spray or mist NEBULIZE 1872 rare
– to spray a liquid SKEET 1898 Amer. dial.


SPREAD, SPREADING – ADJECTIVES
SPRANGLY spreading, sprawling …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SPREADACEOUS spreading, sprawling …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

SPREAD etc. – VERBS
SKAIL to scatter, to spread about; to waste, to lavish …1776 Sc.
SKALE to scatter, to spread about; to waste, to lavish …1776 Sc.
TED to scatter, to spread abroad; to spill …1813 Sc.
TEER to smear, to daub; to spread; to dirty …1880 Eng. dial.
TO-BREDE to spread abroad, to extend, to make broad …c888 obs.
UMBESPREAD to spread about …c1400 obs.


SPREE – ADJECTIVES
– ON A BEND on a drinking spree …1887 sl.
– ON A BENDER on a drinking spree …1845 sl., orig. US
– ON A BLIND on a drinking spree …1917 Brit. sl.
– ON A BRANNIGAN on a drinking spree …1927 Amer. dial.
– ON A LOOP on a drinking spree …1920s US sl.
– ON A TEAR on a drinking spree …1869 sl.
– ON A WHIZZER on a drinking spree …1910 Amer. sl.
– ON THE BASH on a drinking spree …1919 Sc. & NZ sl.
– ON THE BATTER on a drinking spree …1839 sl.
– ON THE BEND on a drinking spree …1887 sl.
– ON THE BOOZE on a drinking spree …1850 sl.
– ON THE LARK playing about; on a spree …1862 Amer. sl.
– ON THE MUDDLE on a spree …1910s sl.
– ON THE PISS out drinking, usually with friends; on a drinking spree …1910s sl.
– ON THE RACKET on a spree …20C Aust. sl.
– ON THE RANDAN on the spree; on a carouse; drunk …1764
– ON THE RANDY on a spree …M17 sl.
– ON THE RANT on the spree …1880 Eng. dial.
– ON THE RAN-TAN out on a spree; drunk …M19 sl.
– ON THE RAZZLE out enjoying oneself or celebrating, esp. while drinking freely; on the spree …L19 sl.
– ON THE RAZZLE-DAZZLE on a drunken spree …c1895 sl.
– ON THE SCOOT on a drinking spree …1916 Aust. & NZ sl.
– ON THE SHICKER on a heavy drinking session …1901 Aust. & NZ sl.
– ON THE SKITE on a drinking spree …1869 Sc.
 
SPREE – NOUNS
– BAMBACHE a social gathering at which there is considerable drinking; a drinking spree …1944 Amer. dial.
– BAMBOCHE a social gathering at which there is considerable drinking; a drinking spree …1944 Amer. dial.
– BASH a good time; a spree; a party …1948 sl., orig. US
– BAT a drinking spree …1848 sl., orig. US
– BATTER a spree …1839 sl.
– BEER BLAST a raucous party, esp. one at which much liquor or beer is consumed; a drinking bout or binge …1963 Amer. dial.
– BEND a drinking spree …1887
– BENDER a bout of drinking; a spree; a riotous feast; often lasting several days and including random acts of excess, violence, etc. …1827 US
– BIG OLD TIME an uproarious time; a spree …M19 US sl.
– BILGE a drinking spree; a binge …1968 Amer. dial.
– BILLY a binge; a drinking spree …1966 Amer. dial.
– BINGE a drinking spree …1854 sl.
– BIT OF GIG a spree; a bit of fun …E19 sl.
– BLAST a raucous party, esp. one at which much liquor or beer is consumed; a drinking bout or binge …1959 Amer. sl.
– BLIND a drinking spree …1917 Brit. sl.
– BOOSE a drinking bout …1864 colloq.
– BOOZE a drinking spree …1850 sl.
– BOOZEROO a drinking spree …1943 NZ sl.
– BOOZE-UP a drinking spree …1897 sl.
– BRANNIGAN a drinking spree …1927 Amer. sl.
– BUM a debauch or spree ..1890 US colloq.
– BURST a prolonged bout of drunkenness; a spree …1881 colloq.
– BUSTER a drinking spree; a reckless frolic …1848 Amer. sl.
– CHIVOO a wild party; a celebration; a spree …1889 Aust. colloq.
– DOWN-SITTING a sitting down to drink, a drinking bout …1816 Sc.
– DRUNK a drinking spree …1779
– FLARE a ‘drunk’, a spree …Bk1893 colloq.
– FLARE-OUT a spree …1838 sl.
– FLARE-UP a spree …1838 sl.
– FLUTTER a venture, a spree …c1870 colloq.
– FUDDLE a drunken bout; a spree …19C sl.
– GALLIHOOT a spree …1940s US sl.
– GOOI a fling, a spree, a party …1940s S. Afr. sl.
– GUZZLE a drinking spree …E19
– HIGH LONESOME a solo drinking spree …L19 US sl.
– HIGH OLD TIME, A a very enjoyable time; an uproarious time; a spree …1858 sl.
– HIGH TIME an uproarious time; a spree …M19 US sl.
– JAG a drunken spree; a drinking binge …1892 Amer. dial.
– JAMBOREE a frolic; a spree …1872 Amer. sl.
– JIMBOREE a frolic; a spree …1872 Amer. sl.
– JOLLY a good time; a spree; a party; a merry-making …1905 colloq.
– JOLLY-UP a drinking bout, a spree …1900s sl.
– LARK a frolicsome adventure; a spree; a piece of merriment or mischief; fun of any kind; a trick …1802 colloq.
– LUSH a drinking spree …M19 sl.
– LUSHO a drinking spree …M19 sl.
– LUSH-OUT a drinking bout …1823 Brit. sl.
– MARDLE a festive meeting; a drinking bout …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PISSER a really superb party or spree …M20 US sl.
– PISS-UP a drinking spree …1952 sl.
– QUERANTE a spree …1875 Eng. dial.
– RAMBLE a spree; a drinking bout …1705 Sc.
– RAMP a spree, a boisterous good time …L19 sl.
– RANDAN n. a drunken carousal or riot; riotous or disorderly behaviour; a spree; a noisy merrymaking …c1710
– RANT a boisterous, riotous frolic or merrymaking; a spree …1675 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– RAN-TAN a riot; a drinking bout; a spree …1886 Eng. dial. & sl.
– RAZZLE-DAZZLE a frolic; a spree; riotous jollity …c1895 sl.
– REE-RAW a drinking bout; a noisy romp; a state of confusion; a disturbance, turmoil …1854
– RE-RAW a drinking bout …c1850 sl.
– REVEL-ROUT a crowd or party of revellers; a company of spreesters; a mob, rabble …?1655 arch. or obs. rare
– SANDY a drunken spree of which one has no memory …L19 US sl.
– SCOOT a drinking spree …1916 Aust. & NZ sl.
– SCREED a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.
– SCREED-O’-DRINK a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.
– SESH a drinking spree …1943 sl., orig. services’ usage
– SHINDY a party or gathering, esp. a noisy one with dancing; a spree, a frolic, a shindig …1844 Amer. dial.
– SHIVOO a wild party; a celebration; a spree …1889 Aust. colloq.
– SKITE a jollification, a spree, a binge …1869 Sc.
– SOAK a drinking bout …19C sl.
– SOUSE a drinking spree …1903 US sl.
– TEAR a spree, esp. a drinking spree …1869 sl.
– TOOT a drinking binge …L19 N. Amer. sl.
– WHING-DING a drinking spree …20C US
– WING-DING a drinking spree …20C US
 
SPREE – NOUNS, PERSON
– HELLER someone on a spree …1895 US sl.
– RACKETER a person who enjoys a hectic social life; one who indulges in noisy and riotous entertainments; a whoremonger or spreester ..1661 rare
– RAGER a person, or animal, known for wild behaviour; someone on a spree …1972 Aust., NZ., & US students’ sl.
 
SPREE – VERBS
– GO ON A LARK to be mischievously merry; to go on a spree …c1815 colloq.
– GO ON THE BEND to go on the spree …1887 sl.
– GO ON THE PISS to go on a heavy drinking spree …E20 Brit. sl.
– HAVE A CAN ON to go on a drinking spree; to get drunk …1923 US sl.
– HAVE A JAG ON to be on a drinking spree …L17 sl.
– HAVE A LARK to be mischievously merry; to go on a spree …c1815 colloq.
– LARK to play, esp. the fool; to be mischievously merry; to go on the spree …1813 colloq.
– LOOP to go on a drinking spree …1920s US sl.
– PAINT THE PLACE RED to go on a spree …L19 sl., orig. US
– PAINT THE TOWN PINK to go on a modest spree …1900s sl., orig. US
– PAINT THE TOWN RED to go on a drinking spree; to celebrate wildly …20C US colloq.
– RANDY to frolic; to enjoy oneself; to go on the spree; to brawl …1832 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RIG to go on a spree …Bk1903 sl.
– TAKE A FLIER to go out on a spree …M19 sl.
– TAKE A FLYER to go out on a spree …M19 sl.
– TAKE A LARK to be mischievously merry; to go on a spree …c1815 colloq.
– TIE A CAN ON to go on a drinking spree; to get drunk …1951 US sl.


SPRIGHTLY – ADJECTIVES
AIRY lively, sprightly; cheerful, vivacious …1654
CAPERSOME lively, spirited, sprightly…1852
DAPPER of a small person, esp. a man: smart in movements, etc.; active, sprightly …E17
GALLOWS spirited, sprightly; plucky; smart in appearance …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
GALLUS spirited, sprightly; plucky; smart in appearance …1865 Eng. dial.
KEDGY brisk, active, sprightly, lively; cheerful, happy …1719 Eng. dial.
KIDGY brisk, active, sprightly …1812 Eng. dial.
LIFESOME full of life or animation; lively, gay, sprightly, animated …1688 
PEART sprightly; lively; in good health; clever …1828 Amer. dial.
SPANKY sprightly, frisky …B1900 Sc.
TID lively, sprightly, frolicsome; skittish, restless, fidgety …1825 Eng. dial.
VEGETOUS vigorous, lively, sprightly, active, healthy, flourishing in respect of health and vigour …1609 obs.
YALD active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
YALD-LOOKING having the appearance of sprightliness …1885 Sc.
YAUL active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
YAULD active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
YAWL active, sprightly, nimble; strong, vigorous …1786 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
YELD alert, sprightly; nimble, active; able-bodied; strong, powerful …1816 Eng. dial.

SPRIGHTLY – NOUNS, PERSON
BAB the smartest or sprightliest lad or lass in a company …Bk1911 Sc.
BOBBING-JOAN a gay, sprightly girl …1892 Eng. dial.
BUCKSTICK a well-dressed, sprightly child or youth; a fop …19C Eng. dial.
COCK-A-BENDY a sprightly boy …1866 Sc.
DAPPERLING a little dapper fellow …E17
DAPPERWIT a lively, active, spruce little man …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
GALLANT a gay, sprightly, airy, and courageous person; a high-spirited, daring person …1388 arch. 

SPRIGHTLY – VERBS
GO HEAD UP AND TAIL A-RISING to go rapidly and with some sprightliness …1959 Amer. dial.
WALTZ to move lightly, blithely, trippingly, nimbly or in a sprightly and self-assured manner…1862 colloq.


SPRING (as water) – ADJECTIVES
QUELLY wet, full of springs …1854 Eng. dial.
QUICK of wells, springs, streams, or water: running, flowing …c1000 rare

SPRING (as water) – NOUNS
BALNEARY a bath or bathing-place; a medicinal spring …1646
BALNEOLOGY the scientific study of bathing and medicinal springs …1883
BALNEOTHERAPY treatment of disease by baths or medicinal springs …Bk1888
BATH a spring of water (chiefly hot or impregnated with minerals) suitable for bathing …864 obs.
HEAD the source or spring of a stream or river …1879 Eng. dial.
KELD a well, a fountain, a spring; a deep, still, smooth part of a river …1697 N. Eng. dial.
KELL a well, a fountain, a spring; a deep, still, smooth part of a river …1697 N. Eng. dial.
LICK a spring or stream …1945 Amer. dial.
QUELL a spring, fountain …1894 rare
QUICK-FRESH a spring in mossy ground …a1838 Sc.
QUICK-SAND a spring in mossy ground …a1838 Sc.
QUICK-SPRING a spring in mossy ground …a1838 Sc.
QUILL a spring of water …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SEEP a place where water oozes out of the ground; a sluggish spring …1881 Amer. dial.
SEEP SPRING a place where water oozes out of the ground; a sluggish spring …1901 Amer. dial.
SIPE a small spring or pool of water …1825 chiefly Sc.
WALL a spring of water; a well …1806 Sc. & Eng. dial.
WALM a gushing fort or upwelling of water; a spring, fountain, water-source; the water of such …a897 obs.

SPRING (as water) – VERBS
QUILL to bubble up as a fountain or spring …1854 Eng. dial.
WALL UP to spring up, as water …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SPRING, SPRINGING (bound) – ADJECTIVES
BENDIT ready to spring, crouching …Bk1898 Sc.
SALTITANT leaping or springing …1654 obs. rare

SPRING etc. (bound) – NOUNS
BEND a spring, a leap, a bound …1513 Sc. obs.
LENCH a leap, a spring …1606 Sc. obs.
SALIENCE the quality of leaping or springing up …1836 rare
SPANG a bound, leap, or spring …1817 Eng. dial. 
STEND a leap, spring, or bound …a1500 Sc.

SPRING etc. (bound) – VERBS
BEND to spring, to leap, to bound …c1530 Sc. obs.
BOUT to bolt, to spring, to leap; to rise quickly from beneath a surface …Bk1911 Sc.
LAKE to exert oneself, to move quickly, to leap, to spring; hence, to fight …a1000 obs.
LANCE to bound, to spring, to move quickly, to rush …c1330 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SCOWP to run hither and thither, to rush, to bound, to dart, to scurry, to spring …1721 Sc. 
SKIT to shy or be skittish; to move lightly and rapidly; to caper, to leap, to spring …1611
STEND to bound, to leap, to spring up …1567 Sc. 
YARK;  YERK to spring or rise suddenly; esp. of animals …1611 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.


SPRING (season) – ADJECTIVES
VERNAL coming, appearing, or happening in spring …1534
VERNAL suggestive of spring; having the mildness or freshness of spring; early, youthful …1790
VERNANT flourishing or growing in, or as in, spring …c1440 now rare or obs.
VERNANT pert. to the spring; vernal …1654 now rare or obs.

SPRING (season) – ADVERBS
VERNALLY in or like spring …1727 rare

SPRING (season) – NOUNS
BUZZARD STORM a period of very cold weather in spring …1954 Amer. dial.
DOGWOOD WINTER a period of cold weather in the spring…1904 Amer. dial.
FLY TIME spring …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
GRASS spring …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
GRASS-SPRING the time of year in which grass and other plants begin to grow; springtime …1840 poetic usage, obs.
LENT the season of spring …c1275 obs.
LENTEN spring …c1000 obs.
LINEN BRITCHES WINTER a period of cold weather in the spring …1950 Amer. dial.
PET WEATHER particular good weather early in the spring …1982 Amer. dial.
PRIMETIDE springtime, spring; fig. the ‘springtime’ of life, or of any movement …1549 obs.
RENDING-TIME the early spring …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SICK-BIRD WINTER a late spring storm …1991 Amer. dial.
VER the season of spring; springtime …1382 obs.
VERE the season of spring; spring-time …c1325 obs.
VERE-TIME spring-time …1382 obs.
VERNAL the vernal season; the spring …1654 obs.
VERNAL SEASON the season of spring …1644
VOAR;  VORE the spring of the year …1721 Sc. 
VOAR-SEASON the spring-time …1890 Sc.
VOAR-TIME the spring-time …1806 Sc.
WARE the season of spring …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
WHEELING TIME spring …1914 Amer. dial.

SPRING (season) – PHRASES
WHEN BIRDS HAVE TWO TAILS when it is spring and swallows return …Bk1898 Eng. dial.

SPRING (season) – VERBS
VERNALIZE to render spring-like …1830 rare


SPRINKLE, SPRINKLED – ADJECTIVES
BESPRENTED sprinkled, splashed …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BESPRITZED sprinkled on, as by a garden hose …1935 Amer. dial.

SPRINKLE etc. – VERBS
ASPERSIFY to sprinkle upon anybody or anything …1931 Amer. dial.
BESPRENG to sprinkle about …c1529 obs.
DAG to sprinkle; to wet with sprinkling …1790 Eng. dial.
DAGGLE to wet by splashing or sprinkling …1805
DEG;  DEGG to sprinkle water upon anything; to bedew, to moisten, to soak …1781 Eng. dial.  
ROOSE to water; to sprinkle with water …B1900 Sc. obs.
SINAPIZE to sprinkle 
TO-SPRENG to besprinkle completely …1382 obs.
VAMP to sprinkle with water …1892 Eng. dial.


SPRITE – NOUNS
BILLY-BLIN a benevolent sprite …1806 Sc. 
DOBBIE a household sprite or apparition supposed to haunt certain premises or localities, with powers of either good or evil; a ghost, a spectre …1781 Eng. dial.
GAME-GOBLIN a sprite that plays pranks at night …a1400 obs.
HOB-GOB a hobgoblin, sprite, elf …1882 Eng. dial.
LAR a sprite, a hobgoblin …1598 obs.
NANNY-CATCH an apparition; a mischievous sprite …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RED-CAP a sprite or elf supposed to haunt especially old castles or ruins …1802 Sc. & Eng. dial.
RED-COWL a sprite or elf supposed to haunt especially old castles or ruins …1816 Sc.
RED-MAN a sprite or elf supposed to haunt especially old castles or ruins …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
THROB-THRUSH a household sprite; a brownie …1825 Eng. dial. obs.
THRUSH a sprite, a boggle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


SPRUCE, SPRUCENESS – ADJECTIVES
BAITED FOR WIDOW spruced up; dressed to catch the attention of widows or other women …1960 Amer. dial.
DINK neat, nice, finely dressed, trim, spruce …1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
FEAT-BODIED having a feat or trim body, neat, spruce …1750 obs.
GALLIARD having a gay appearance, spruce …1513 obs.
GEMMY spruce, neat, smart; neatly-made; dexterous …1750 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GIM smart, spruce, fine, neat, pretty …1513 obs. exc. Eng dial.
GIMMY spruce, neat, smart; neatly-made; dexterous …1750 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
JAM neat, smart, spruce …Bk1896 sl.
JEMMY spruce, dandified, neat, smart; dexterous …1750 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
JIMMY spruce, neat, smart; neatly-made; dexterous …1750 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
JIMP neat in attire, tidy; spruce; slender, elegant …a1513 Sc. & Eng. dial.
NATTY fashionable, spruce …1557 colloq.
PENSY tidy in dress and appearance; spruce, neat …a1806 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
POVIE spruce and self-conceited …B1900 Sc.
SMICKER gay, spruce …1589 obs.
SPRUNNY neat, spruce, smart …1733 Eng. dial. 

SPRUCE etc. – NOUNS
FEATNESS elegance, shapeliness, spruceness, trimness …1576
JEMMINESS spruceness, neatness, trimness …1756
NATTINESS neatness; tidiness; spruceness …colloq.

SPRUCE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BLADE a gallant, an easygoing fellow, a good fellow; also, a spruce or dashing fellow; sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless fellow; a beau …1597
GIMCRACK a pert young woman; a spruce wench …c1698 UK sl.
NATTY a neatly smart or spruce person …1818
SPRUSADO a smartly-dressed person; a spruce fellow; a dandy …1665 obs.

SPRUCE etc. – VERBS
BLITZ IT to polish or spruce up with vigour and speed …World War II Amer. sl.
DAN UP to spruce up …2003 Trinidad and Tobago sl.
TITIVATE;  TITTIVATE to make small alterations to one’s toilet, etc. so as to add to one’s attractions; to make smart or spruce; to ‘touch up’ in the way of adornment, to put the finishing touches to …1805


SPRUCE (tree) – NOUNS
– the cone of Pinus abies, the Norway spruce APPLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– the cone of Pinus abies, the Norway spruce PINE APPLE 1750 Eng. dial.


SPRY – ADJECTIVES
ANTIC frisky, lively, active, spry …1903 Amer. dial.
ANTSY lively, spry …1973 Amer. dial.
CADDY spry, agile, active, lively …1938 Amer. dial.
CADGY cheerful, merry; glad; friendly and hospitable; in good spirits; lively, excited, spry …1725 Sc. & N. Eng. & Amer. dial.
CAGY lively; excited; spry …1897 Amer. dial.
CATTY spry, agile, active, lively …1939 Amer. dial.
CHIP cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
CHIPPING cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
CHIPPY cheerful, lively; spry, fit …1965 Amer. dial.
GLIB brisk, vigorous, spry …1934 Amer. dial.
KAGY lively; excited; spry …1902 Amer. dial.
SLIPPY quick, spry; nimble …1885 UK sl.
SMART healthy; chipper, spry, lively, active …1788 Amer. dial.
SPRY AS A JAYBIRD IN WILD CHERRY TIME extremely spry …1952 Amer. dial.


SPUNK – NOUNS
– spunk, confusion TIZZYRINCTUM 1989 Amer. dial.


SPURIOUS – ADJECTIVES
ABASTARDIZED degenerate, debased, spurious …1653 obs.
ADULTERINE spurious, counterfeit; due to adulteration …1542
ADULTEROUS pert. to adulteration; spurious, counterfeit …1567 arch.
APOCRYPHATE of spurious creation or character; of doubtful authenticity; fictitious, false …1486 obs.
APOCRYPHICAL of doubtful authorship or authenticity; spurious, fictitious, false …1719 obs. rare
BASTARDLY unlicensed, unauthorized; counterfeit, spurious …1586 obs.
CAGMAG inferior, second-rate, spurious …1859 Eng. dial.
FAKE fraudulent; spurious; counterfeit; false; pretended …1775
FAKED spurious; counterfeit …1850s colloq.
FAKED-UP spurious; counterfeit …1850s colloq.
KAMMA fake, trumped up, spurious; esp. said of emotions or illness …20C S. Afr. sl.
SCHLENTER counterfeit, spurious, fake …L19 Aust. & S. Afr. sl.
SLENTER counterfeit, spurious, fake …L19 Aust. & S. Afr. sl.
SLINTER counterfeit, spurious, fake …L19 Aust. & S. Afr. sl.
SPOOF fake, spurious, sham …L19 sl.

SPURIOUS – NOUNS
FAKE a spurious or counterfeit document; later, anything of a spurious, counterfeit, or fraudulent nature; a false rumour or false story of any kind; an invented newspaper story …1851 sl., orig. criminals’ usage
NAIL TO THE COUNTER to expose as false or spurious; to expose as a lie …1842

SPURIOUS – VERBS
ABASTARD to make or declare bastard or illegitimate; hence, to make spurious or degenerate; to debase, to corrupt, to deteriorate …1610 obs.
ABASTARDIZE to render bastard, spurious, or degenerate; to debase, to deteriorate …1580 obs.


SPURN – VERBS
– to spurn, despise, abhor ASPERNATE 1656 obs.
– to spurn; to kick CALCITRATE 1623


SPUTTER, SPUTTERING – NOUNS
– the act of sputtering or hissing FIZZLE 1842

SPUTTER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who sputters SPUTTERER 1687 rare

SPUTTER etc. – VERBS
– to sputter SPIT 1611
– to sputter or hiss, as a firework, etc. FIZZLE 1859


SPUTUM – NOUNS
– expectorated sputum WAD 1989 US sl.


SPY, SPYING – ADJECTIVES
– SNEAKY BEAKY spying …1995 UK sl.
– SPOOKY pertaining to the world of spies and espionage …1970s US sl.
 
SPY etc. – NOUNS
– BAG JOB an illegal and clandestine entry by intelligence or counterintelligence agents to gather information …1971 Amer. sl., chiefly FBI usage
– BUG a spy device for listening to someone’s conversation
– CIRCUS, THE the British secret service …1963 sl.
– DROP a secret place where documents, etc. can be left or passed on by a spy …1959 sl.
– POST OFFICE a secret place where documents, etc. can be left or passed on by a spy …1919 sl.
– TRADE, THE the secret service …1966 sl.
– TREFF a secret rendezvous, esp. for the transfer of goods or information …1963 sl., orig. US
– WET an activity of intelligence organizations, esp. the KGB, involving assassination …1972 sl.
 
SPY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BALDOWER one who conveys information; a spy …Bk1890 Yiddish
– BEAGLE one who makes it his business to scent out or hunt down; a spy, an informer; a constable, a sheriff’s officer, a bailiff, a beadle …1559
– BEEKIE a company spy …1949 Amer. sl.
– BIRD DOG one who seeks, scouts, or spies for another; esp. a carrier of tales; one who runs errands or performs similar tasks; one paid to direct potential customers to a business …1929 US sl.
– BLACK OPERATOR a secret agent or spy …1884 Amer. euphemism 
– CUT-OUT someone acting as a middle-man in espionage …1963 sl.
– DOG a police spy; a stool pigeon …1846 US criminals’ sl.
– FARGE a gossip; an intruder, a spy …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FLY a spy …1622 obs.
– GINK a traitor; an informer; a spy …1906 US criminals’ sl.
– KEEK-ROUND-CORNERS a spy …1911 Sc.
– LURCHER one who loiters or lies hidden in a suspicious manner; a spy …1706
– MAIL CARRIER a spy …US Civil War usage
– MOLE a penetration agent who over a long period achieves a position of trust within the security defences (esp. an intelligence agency) of a state; generally, a person who betrays confidential information from a position of trust within an organization, esp. over a long period …1922
– MOLE-CATCHER a counter-espionage operative employed to detect moles …1980
– MOLE-HUNTER one who catches moles or other informants  …1981
– MOUCHARD an undercover agent or investigator, a police spy …1802 esp. in France or  French-speaking regions
– MOUDIEWARP an underhand person; a sneak, a plotter, a spy …1832 Sc.
– MOUDIEWORT an underhand person; a sneak, a plotter, a spy …1832 Sc.
– MOULDWARP an underhand person; a sneak, a plotter, a spy …1832 Sc.
– MOUSE an informer; a spy …1890 criminals’ sl.
– MOUTON ‘a spy quartered in a prison with an accused person with a view to obtaining incriminating evidence’ …1804 rare
– MOWCH a spy, an eavesdropper …1825 Sc.
– NOSE a spy or informer, esp. for the police …1789 sl.
– PIMP a spy, an informer …1844 Amer. dial.
– QUEER ROOSTER a police spy who frequents thieves’ haunts, often feigning sleep in order to listen to their conversations; an informer …L18 sl.
– SLEEPER a spy or saboteur who remains inactive for a long time before starting his or her work …1955 sl.
– SNEAKY BEAKY a spy …1995 UK sl.
– SPOOK an intelligence agent, especially CIA …1942 US sl.
– SWALLOW a woman employed by the Soviet intelligent service to seduce men for the purposes of espionage …1972 sl.
– U.C. an undercover agent …1980s US sl.
– UNDERCOVER an undercover agent …1962 sl.
– WAIT a military watchman, sentinel, or lookout; also, a scout, spy; a watchman in a camp, castle, or fortified place who was furnished with a born to trumpet to sound an alarm or to make a signal …a1300 obs.
– WAITER an observer in secret; a scout, a spy …1471 obs.
– WATCH a spy …1484 obs.
 
SPY etc. – VERBS
– BE ON THE BEEFMENT to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– BE ON THE POUNCE to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– BUZ to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– CASTELL to see, to watch; to spy …L16 thieves’ sl.
– DICK to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– FOX to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– KEEK-BO to peep, to spy …1821 Sc.
– KEEP TOUT to spy on, to keep a look-out …E19 sl.
– LAY to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– MARK to observe, to watch, to see, to spy …1377 now poetic
– NARK to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– NOSE to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– OGLE to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– PIPE to see, to watch; to spy …1846 thieves’ sl.
– QUIZ to watch, to spy on …19C thieves’ sl.
– ROAST to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– ROAST-BROWN to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– SHADOW to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– SHEPHERD to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– SKIN to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– SNIPE to snoop; to spy on someone …2002 US sl.
– SNITCH to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– SPIT BLOOD of a spy: to fear exposure …1963 sl.
– SPOT to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– STAG to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– TOUT to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– TOWER to spy upon …L18 sl.
– TWIRE to see, to watch; to spy …Bk1902 thieves’ sl.
– WAIT to watch with hostile intent; to spy upon; to lie in wait for …c1200 obs.