Reverse Dictionary: STE – STH


STEADFAST, STEADFASTLY – ADJECTIVES
– steadfast, firm in purpose, inflexible FASTREDE c888 obs. rare
– steadfast in principle DYED IN THE WOOL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– steadfast, stern, severe SARTAIN 1887 Eng. dial.

STEADFAST etc. – ADJECTIVES
– steadfastly; firmly, unwaveringly; with confidence FASTLY c1175 obs.
– steadfastly; with fidelity; faithfully, loyally, truthfully FAITHLY c1325 obs.

STEADFAST etc. – NOUNS
– remaining steadfast; endurance, perseverance BELEAVING 1340 obs.


STEADY, STEADILY – ADJECTIVES
– rendered steady or stable BALLASTED 1552

STEADY etc. – ADVERBS
– steadily; by degrees APACE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– steadily; earnestly, diligently, zealously FAST c1200 obs.
– steadily; in a fixed manner FASTLY c888 obs.
– steadily; regularly, always REGULAR 1875 Eng. dial.

STEADY etc. – VERBS
– to steady (generally); to steady mentally or morally BALLAST 1596


STEAK – NOUNS
– a steak BEN-FLAKE M19 rhyming sl.
– a steak QUIVER AND SHAKE 20C Aust. rhyming sl.
– a steak VERONICA LAKE 1950s rhyming sl.


STEAL, STEALING – ADJECTIVES (also see STOLEN)
– CABBAGED pilfered, as shreds by a tailor …1729
– FURACIOUS inclined to steal; given to theft; thievish, pilfering …1676 humorous
– FURTIVE thievish, pilfering …1816
– FURTUOSE much given to theft or stealing …1727 obs. rare
– HYDRAULIC inclined to steal …1989 Aust.
– KLEPTISTIC pert. to theft; related to or consisting in stealing …1742-3 rare
– LIGHT-FINGERED inclined to steal …1547 euphemism
– LIME-FINGERED given to pilfering …1546 obs.
– LONG-FINGERED thievish, given to stealing …1915 Amer. dial.
– OFF DUTY not engaged in stealing …1887 cant
– STICKY-FINGERED given to stealing, light-fingered …1855
– TARRY thievish, inclined to steal …1822
– TARRY-FINGERED thievish, inclined to steal, dishonest …1825
– TARRY-FISTED thievish, inclined to steal, dishonest …1906
– TARRY-HANDED dishonest, pilfering …1813 Sc.
– THIEVING inclined to steal …1598 sl.
 
STEAL etc. – NOUNS
– BLOW OFF stealing a victim’s money …1936 criminals’ sl.
– CABBAGING pilfering, purloining …1768
– CLEPTOMANIA a mania for stealing
– DRAGGING stealing from a vehicle …1812 sl.
– FILCH a hooked stick or staff wherewith to steal …17C cant
– FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT the activity or proceeds of stealing or shoplifting …1966 US sl., chiefly CB users’
– FURACITY inclination or tendency to steal …1623
– GAM stealing …1859 US sl. obs.
– KLEPTOMANIA a mania for stealing
LURCHING 1570 obs. – pilfering, stealing
– LURKING stealing, fraudulent begging …1851 thieves’ sl.
– NEMAN stealing …1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– PICK-UP stealing, theft …1928 sl.
– SCRUMPING the act of stealing apples from orchards …1999 UK sl.
– SNITCHING stealing …1930s US sl.
– SNOW-BIRDING stealing washing, usually women’s underwear from clothes-lines …1970s Aust. & NZ sl.
– SNOW-DROPPING the stealing of washing, usually women’s underwear, from unguarded clothes-lines …M19 Aust./UK/criminal sl.
– STICKY FINGERS used to indicate that someone is given to stealing …1976
– TARRY-TRICK cheating, pilfering …1821 Sc.
– YAMPING stealing …1925 Amer. dial.
 
STEAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON (also see THIEF)
– BAGGER a stealer from the hand …B1900 Eng. sl.
– HAND-THIEF one who steals with the hands …1899 Sc.
– HOOKER a thief or pilferer; a pickpocket; a stealer of pocket-watches …1567 sl.
– HUSTLER someone who lives by stealing or other dishonest means …1825 sl.
LURCHER 1528 – one who pilfers or filches in a mean fashion; a petty thief, a swindler, a rogue
– SNOW-DROPPER one who steals from clothes-lines …M19 Aust./UK/criminal sl.
– SNOW-GATHERER one who steals from clothes-lines …M19 Aust./UK/criminal sl.
 
STEAL etc. – PHRASES
– ON THE FILCH on the watch for something to steal …1877 cant
– ON THE KNOCK-OFF said of someone engaged in stealing …1936 sl.
 
STEAL etc. – VERBS
– ACQUIRE to steal something …1937 UK sl.
ANNEX 1845 US jocular usage – to lay hold of roughly, to grab; to get; to steal
APPROPRIATE 1960 US military sl. – to steal something
– ATTRACT to steal …1891 euphemism
– BAG to steal …B1820 sl.
– BAG IT to steal it …1892 Amer. sl.
– BAMBOOZLE to steal something …Bk2006 US sl.
– BEAT to steal …1950s Amer. sl.
– BITE to steal something; to copy something without permission …Bk2006 US sl.
– BLAG to rob (with violence), to steal …1933 Brit. sl.
– BONE to seize and take possession of; to steal; to snatch …L18 sl.
– BOOST to steal, to shoplift, to rob …E20 US sl.
BOOST AND SHOOT 1960s drug culture sl. – to steal to support a drug habit
BURN Bk1970 US sl. – to steal
– BUSHWHACK to ambush; to cheat; to steal; to lie …World War II Amer. sl.
– CAB to cheat, to pilfer; to snatch dishonestly or meanly …1825 Sc. sl.
– CABBAGE to pilfer; to appropriate surreptitiously; orig. said of a tailor appropriating part of the cloth given to him to make up into garments; to acquire unethically …1712 sl.
– CABBAGE ONTO to grab; to steal …1949 Amer. dial.
– CADGE to steal …1980s sl.
CARJACK 1991 US sl. – to steal a car from its drive under threat of bodily harm
– CAR-SHOP to break into a car to steal its contents …1997 US sl.
– CHEWRE to steal …17C sl.
– CHIP to filch, to steal …1938 Amer. sl.
CHORE 1979 UK Gypsy sl. – to steal something
CHORO 1989 Fiji sl. – to steal something
– CLIFT to steal …Bk1890 thieves’ sl.
– CLIMP to steal …Bk1896 Eng. dial.
– CLIP to swindle; to rob, to steal …E20 sl., orig. US
– CLOUT to steal any kind of valuables in any manner …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– CLY to seize, to take; to steal …1567 thieves’ cant
COLLAR 1700 UK sl. – to appropriate something; to steal something
– CONVERT to steal something …1984 NZ sl.
– COON to steal something; to cheat someone …1964 US sl.
– COP to steal …L19 sl.
– COP A STEAL to steal …20C US sl.
– CROOK to steal …1882 US sl.
– DAMP to steal, by secreting a small object, a diamond, in the mouth …1900s US criminals’ sl.
– DANCE to steal from first or higher floors, usually in daytime when residents are downstairs and not in bed …M19 sl.
– DANCE THE STAIRS to steal from first or higher floors, usually in daytime when residents are downstairs and not in bed …M19 sl.
– DAP to pick up; to steal, esp. luggage …20C sl.
– DEAD to remove, to steal …2000s US prison sl.
– DEEGLE to purloin, to steal; a word used by boys …B1900 Eng. dial.  
– DODGE to steal an animal …1965 Aust. sl.
– DOINK to steal something …Bk2006 US sl.
– DRUM to steal from an unoccupied house, room., etc. …1925 Brit. sl.
– DUFF to steal cattle, sheep, etc., often altering their brands …1859 Aust. sl.
– EASE to rob, to steal …E17 sl.
– FAKE to steal or rob …1812 thieves’ sl.
– FECK to steal …1809 sl.
FEFF Bk1900 Eng. dial. – to steal
– FILCH to steal; to pilfer; rarely, to rob …M16 cant
– FINCH to snitch, to pilfer, to filch …1969 Amer. dial.
– FLARE to steal actively, lightly, or delicately …1850 sl.
GACK Bk2006 US sl. – to steal something
GAFFLE Bk2006 US sl. – to steal something
– GAM to steal …1893 UK sl. obs.
– GIP to steal, to filch; to rob from …1918 Amer. sl.
– GIPSY AWAY to steal; to pilfer or filch …1696 obs. rare
– GLEAN to steal …M19 euphemism 
– GLOM to seize, to grab at, to steal; to arrest …1907 Amer. dial.
– GLUE to steal …1920s sl., orig. US
– GO SOUTH to steal, to abscond with …1982 Amer. dial.
– GRAB A HANDFUL OF to take, to steal, to secure for oneself …1910s US sl.
– GRAB AN ARMFUL OF to take, to steal, to secure for oneself …1910s US sl.
– GRAZE to pilfer and eat sweets, fruit, etc. from supermarkets while shopping …US
– GYP to steal, to filch; to rob from …1918 Amer. sl.
– GYPSY to steal, to filch; to rob from …1918 Amer. sl.
– GYTCH to steal …1956 Amer. sl.
– HALF-INCH to steal …1925 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘pinch’
– HAVE IT AWAY WITH to steal an object …1920s sl.
– HAVE STICKY FINGERS to be given to stealing; to be a thief …1840
– HEIST to steal, rob, or hold up …1931 sl., orig. US
– HOBBLE to steal; to arrest …18C criminal sl.
– HOCK to steal …1930s US sl.
– HOIST to steal or rob …1931 sl., orig. US
– HOOK to steal, to filch …1615 sl.
– HOT-STUFF to steal or scrounge …1914 services’ sl.
– IVELL to pilfer, to rifle …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JACK to steal; to hijack; to take forcibly …1980s sl., orig. US
– JACK UP to rob, to steal; to hold up …1971 Amer. dial.
– JIP to steal, to filch; to rob from …1918 Amer. sl.
– JUMP to cheat, to steal …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– JUMP OUT to steal …1900s US criminals’ sl.
– KAPSWALLA to steal …L19 US criminals’ sl.
– KEELIE to pilfer …1919 Sc. rare
– KIFE to steal …1960 US sl.
– KIPE;  KYPE to steal, to pilfer …1934 Amer. dial.
– KNAP to catch, to lay hold of; to seize; to steal …1897 Eng. dial.
– KNOCK DOWN to embezzle, to steal from a firm’s takings …a1854 US sl.
– KNOCK OFF to steal or rob …1919 sl.
– LAG to carry off, to steal …1573 obs.
– LIBERATE to loot or steal …1944 euphemism or jocular
LICK ONE’S FINGERS 1822 Sc. – to help oneself surreptitiously; to pilfer
– LIFT to steal, esp. to pilfer …1526 Amer. sl.
– LIGHT-FINGER to steal; to pilfer; to rob …1956 US sl.
– LOUSE to pilfer …1940s Aust. sl.
LURCH c1565 obs. – to get hold of by stealth, to steal
– MACE to steal or cheat, esp. by means of the three card trick …1977 UK sl.
– MACK to steal …1990s sl.
– MAG;  MAGG to pilfer …1818 Sc.
– MAKE to steal …a1700 sl. & Eng. dial.
– MANARVEL to pilfer small stores …1867 nautical sl.
– MANAVEL to pilfer eatables or articles of small value …1899 Amer. dial.
– MANTICULATE to do a thing closely, as to pick a purse; to steal …1656 obs. rare
– MARAUD to go about pilfering …1770
– MIKE to steal, to make off with …1900s sl.
– MILK to steal …1788 Sc.
– MOOCH to obtain, as by begging, to beg; also, to steal …1857 Amer. sl.
– MOONLIGHT  to steal, esp. at night; to take, to latch on to something …1942 Amer. dial.
– MOONLIGHT to steal cattle …1950s Irish sl.
– NAB to snatch or steal something; to seize …1665 Brit.
– NAB THE SNOW to steal linen that has been put out to bleach or dry …1788 UK criminals’ sl.
– NAIL to secure; to succeed in catching hold of a person or thing; to steal …1732 sl.
– NAIL A GOSS to steal a hat …L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– NAIL A STRIKE to steal a watch …L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– NAP to seize, to catch, to lay hold of a person or thing; to take into custody; to nab, to steal …1673 sl.
– NASK to steal, to pilfer unobtrusively …1920 Sc.
– NECK to catch; to steal …1863 Sc.
– NIB to snatch; to steal; to seize …M17 sl.
– NIBBLE to catch; to steal …1608 sl.
– NICK to steal …1817 sl.
NIFLE 1785 Eng. dial. – to pilfer, to steal articles of small value
– NIP to steal or snatch …c1560 sl., now US
– NOBBLE to appropriate dishonestly, to steal …1854 Brit. sl.
– OFF to steal; to rob, usually with violence …1950s Amer. sl.
– ORGANIZE to steal, to loot …1930s sl., orig. military
– PAY WITH A HOOK to steal …Bk1892 Aust. thieves’ sl.
– PICK UP to steal; to rob …1770 sl.
– PILCH to pilfer …ME now Scot & Eng. dial.
– PINCH to steal; to rob …1656 sl.
– POLE to steal something …1964 NZ sl.
POLE ON 1930s Aust. sl. – to steal
POLL 1521-2 obs. – to plunder, to steal, to practice extortion; to cheat
PROCURE FOR A CAUSE Bk1970 US sl. – to steal
– PULL to steal; to snatch; to cheat …1821 sl.
– PULL A JOB to carry out a crime, esp. stealing …Amer. sl.
– PULL DOWN to steal from shop doors …1839 cant
PUT THE GRAB ON Bk1970 US sl. – to steal
– RABBIT to steal or scrounge …1943 Aust. nautical sl.
– RACK to steal …1997 US sl.
– RAIFIELD to steal without concealment or regard for the consequence; to break the law in a contemptuous manner …1950s African-American sl.
– RAISE to steal …1940s US criminals’ sl.
– RAME to steal, to rob, to plunder …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAP to seize or snatch for oneself; to take or get by snatching or stealing …1564 obs.
– RAP AND REND to steal …1528 arch. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAPE to misuse; to steal …1990s sl.
– RAT to search for things to steal; to steal, to pilfer property; to pick a pocket …1906 Aust. & NZ sl.
– RAYFIELD to steal without concealment or regard for the consequence; to break the law in a contemptuous manner …1950s African-American sl.
– RAZZLE to steal …20C Aust. sl.
– READ to steal …c1819 thieves’ sl.
– REAVE to rob, to steal, to plunder; to bereave of …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REEF to pull up a pocket-lining to steal the contents, or to steal from a pocket; to steal or obtain dishonestly …1903 sl.
– RESPUN to steal …Bk1903 tinkers’ sl.
RIG 1573 rare – to steal
– RIP to steal …1816 sl.
– SACK to rob, to steal; to take possession of, to pocket …L18 sl.
– SACK OFF to carry off surreptitiously, to steal …1907 Amer. dial.
– SALVAGE to steal, to pilfer …1910s Aust. & US sl.
– SANCOCHO to steal …1980s drug culture sl.
– SCALE to steal, to rob a person, to defraud …1910s Aust. & NZ sl.
– SCAMP to cheat, to steal …1909 Amer. dial.
– SCARF to pilfer; to steal …1960s US college sl.
– SCLEM to steal slyly; to purloin trifles …1876 Eng. dial.
– SCODGE to look sly; to pilfer; to sneak about idly …1824 Sc.
– SCOFF to filch, to steal, to plunder, to sponge …1885 Sc.
SCOOP Bk1970 US students’ sl. – to steal something
– SCORE to steal …1942 sl., orig. US
– SCOUNGE to pilfer …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAB to grab, to snatch; to steal …1890 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SCROUNGE to steal …1910s Aust. sl.
– SHAKE to steal goods; to rob a person …c1412 sl.
SHARF Bk1970 US students’ sl. – to steal
– SHARK to steal, to pilfer, or obtain by underhand or cheating means …1613 arch.
– SHARP to obtain by swindling, to steal …L17 colloq.
– SHAVE to steal …L16 sl.
– SHUSH to steal something …2002 UK sl.
– SKANK to steal and run away …1980s sl., orig. W. Indies
– SKLEM to steal slyly; to purloin trifles …1876 Eng. dial.
– SMOOCH;  SMOOTCH to steal; to pilfer; to appropriate to one’s own use or benefit …1905 Amer. dial.
– SMOUCH;  SMOUTCH to steal, to pilfer …1851 Amer. dial.
– SMOUGE to steal, to pilfer …1851 Amer. dial.
SMUG 1825 sl. – to steal, to filch, to run away with
– SNABBLE to steal, to take away by stealth …1930 Amer. dial.
– SNAG to catch, to get hold of, to grab; to steal …1895 Amer. dial.
– SNAKE to get or obtain a thing furtively or surreptitiously; to steal or pilfer; to cheat a person out of something …a1861
– SNATCH to steal …1765 Amer. sl.
– SNATCH BALD-HEADED to confiscate; to steal with strategy rather than on impulse …US Civil War usage
– SNAVEL;  SNAVVEL to steal or grab …a1790 sl., now chiefly Aust.
– SNIPE to steal or take without permission …1909 sl., chiefly Amer.
– SNITCH to steal …1904 sl.
– SNOOP to steal …1920s sl., orig. US
– SNOWDROP to steal clothes from the washing line …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– SNUG to steal, to conceal from the proper owner …M19 US sl.
– SOUVENIR to take something as a ‘souvenir’; to pilfer, to steal …1919 euphemism, orig. services’ sl.
– SPLACK to steal a car, esp. by shattering the steering column …1993 US sl.
– STRIKE to get money; to steal; to beg, to borrow; to get into debt …Bk1904 sl.
– SUFFURATE to steal …1549 obs. rare
– SWIPE to steal or take roughly or without permission …1889 sl.
SWOOP Bk1970 US sl. – to steal
– THIEF to steal, to rob; to commit theft …1838 Amer. dial.
– THIEVE to steal, to rob …a901
TWITCH 1607 rare – to steal something by snatching
TWOC 1993 UK sl., orig. police usage – to steal a car for the purpose of joy-riding
– VAMP to pawn; to steal …a1700 sl.
VIC 1960s African-American teen sl. – to steal
– VICE to do harm, to cheat, to steal, to cause physical pain …1950s African-American sl.
– VICK to steal …1993 US sl.
– WALK OFF WITH to steal, often implying appropriating to oneself something lent or entrusted to one by another …1727 sl.
– WHIP to steal or take roughly or without permission …1859 Brit. sl.
– WIN to steal, to lift …World War I Amer. sl.
– WOG to steal …1971 sl.
– YAFFLE to snatch; to take illicitly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YAMP to grab. to catch, to overcome, to steal …1866 Amer. dial.
– YANK to steal …1990s US college sl.


STEALTH, STEALTHILY, STEALTHY – ADJECTIVES
BACK-DOOR mean, stealthy, underhand, devious, cunning, untrustworthy …Bk1898 N. Ireland
PUSSYFOOT 1899 rare – characterized by excessive caution or hesitation; non-committal, evasive; also, carried out in an underhand manner; stealthy, furtive, sly
THIEFY stealthy, furtive …1897 Sc.

STEALTH etc. – ADVERBS
HIDLINS secretly, stealthily, clandestinely …a1225 Sc.

STEALTH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
MOUSER a person who goes about and stealthily and pryingly like a cat after mice …Bk1908
PUSSYFOOT 1907 rare – a person who acts evasively, non-committally, or in an excessively cautious or hesitant manner; also, a person who behaves in an underhand manner; someone who proceeds stealthily or furtively
PUSSYFOOTER 1911 – a person who moves quietly or stealthily; also, someone who behaves in a sly, furtive, or underhand way
TAPEWORM a parasite; a slow or stealthy person or thing …1824

STEALTH etc. – VERBS
BESTEAL to move stealthily …a725 obs.
GUM-SHOE to move or act with stealth as if wearing gum-shoes …1904 colloq.
INDIAN to roam or move about, esp. stealthily; to sneak up …1869 Amer. dial.
INDIAN UP to roam or move about, esp. stealthily; to sneak up …1944 Amer. dial.
LEER to walk stealthily or with averted looks; to slink away …1586 obs.
OIL to move quietly, stealthily, or in an underhand, surreptitious manner …1920s sl.
PUSS a1953 – to move silent and stealthily, like a cat
PUSSYFOOT 1902 rare – to tread softly or lightly so as to avoid being notice; to move warily or stealthily; also, to behave in a sly, furtive, or underhand manner
SAP to make way in a stealthy or insidious manner …1732
SCOUK to skulk, to move in a stealthy, secretive way; to dodge or sneak about, to lurk; to conceal oneself, to hide; to seek shelter in hiding …1782 Sc.
SLY to sneak, to move stealthily …1851 Amer. dial.
SMUGGLE 1768 – to get possession of by stealth
SNAKE to move in a creeping, crawling, or stealthy manner suggestive of the movements of a snake …1848
SNAKE OFF to slip along, to move stealthily …1910s sl., orig. Aust.
SNAKE OUT to slip along, to move stealthily …1910s sl., orig. Aust.
WORK THE ORACLE to successfully perform something through stealth and cunning or with the aid of an outright lie …Brit. sl.


STEAM, STEAMING – ADJECTIVES
– steaming; foggy REEKY 1843 Sc. & Eng. dial.

STEAM etc. – NOUNS
– steam, fog, mist; a smoke-like vapour REEK 1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– steam from boiling water; warm vapour as from heated horses, slaked lime, etc. HAME Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– steam; smoke REECH 1859 Eng. dial.
– steam, vapour, warm air NIM 1911 Sc. 
– steam, vapour; a blast of warm air; a warm aroma OAM; OOM; YOAM 1864 Sc.

STEAM etc. – VERBS
– to steam HAME Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to emit steam or smoke; to smoke REECH 1740 Eng. dial.
– to steam; to emit vapour; to perspire; to be misty REEK 1786 Sc. & Eng. dial.


STEAMBOAT, STEAMSHIP – NOUNS
– a lake steamship PIG 1898 Amer. dial.
– a lake steamship PIG-BOAT 1949 Amer. dial.
– a river steamboat MOAT PALACE M19 US criminals’ sl.


STEAMER – see SHIP


STEAMROLLER – NOUNS
– a steamroller or other large machine; any monstrous thing WILLIPUS-WALLIPUS 1885 Amer. dial. obs.


STEEL – ADJECTIVES
– of steel: breaking readily; brittle QUICK 1677 obs.

STEEL – NOUNS
– steel ACIER 1866 obs.
– steel ASSER 1866 obs.


STEEP, STEEPNESS – ADJECTIVES
– relatively steep; said of a hill SMART 1670 rare
– steep PROCLIVITOUS 1859 obs. rare
– steep; having a (considerable) declivity or slope DECLIVITOUS 1799
– steep; rising with a slope; sloping upwards ACCLIVOUS 1731
– steep; sloping; having an inclination SIDELING 1611
– steep; steep and precipitous; having a great declivity DOWNSTEEPY 1603 obs. rare

STEEP etc. – NOUNS
– a steep drop; a declivity; a cliff DROP-OFF M20 N. Amer.
a steep or abrupt place; a precipice; a chasm, an abyss ABRUPT 1624 obs.
– steepness, abruptness SUDDENNESS 1594-7 obs. rare


STEEPLE – NOUNS
– a steeple; a bell-tower CAMPANILE 1640


STENCH – NOUNS
– a stench DAME JUDI (DENCH) 1998 UK rhyming sl.
– a stench FOOF 19C Sc.
– a stench JUDI (DENCH) 1998 UK rhyming sl.
– a stench; a bad odour FUNK 1623 sl.
– a stench, a bad smell FEFF 1828 Sc.
– a stench, a bad smell THEEF Bk1905 Sc.
– a stench; an evil smell MALODOUR 1825
a stench, an offensive smell ANDI 1914 Sc.
– a stench, a stink; a disagreeable smell or odour FOGO 1823
a stench, esp. a fart BAFOON 20C W. Indies sl.
a stench, esp. a fart PUFFOON 20C W. Indies sl.

STENCH – VERBS
– to make a stench FUNK L17 sl.


STEP – ADJECTIVES
– taking long steps; striding LAMPING 1685 Sc.

STEP – NOUNS
– a flight of steps SCALE 1705 Sc. obs.
– a flight of steps; also, a portable set of steps used in a library, etc. PAIR OF STEPS 1755
– a high and steep flight of steps JACOB’S LADDER c1895
– a long, heavy step LAMP 1894 Sc.
– a noisy step, thump, or fall WALLACH;  WALLOCH 1880 Sc.
– a step; a small landing-place DESS 1838 Sc.
– steps WALKS 1889 Eng. dial.
– steps, goings, journeyings GANGS c825 obs.

STEP – VERBS
– to take long, springing or prancing steps; to stride LAMP 1808 Sc.
– to take long steps; to stride LAMPER 1893 Eng. dial.
– to take steps LAY ONE’S HAIRS IN THE WATER 1822 Sc.


STEPDAUGHTER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stepdaughter (now considered incorrect) DAUGHTER-IN-LAW 1841


STEPFATHER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stepfather; now regarded as a misuse FATHER-IN-LAW 1552
– a stepfather or father PA-PAW 1942 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepfather or father PAW-PA 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepfather or father PAW-PAW 1956 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepfather or father PEEPAW 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepfather or father PO-PO 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepfather or father POPPAW 1962 Amer. dial., rare


STEPMOTHER – ADJECTIVES
– acting like a stepmother NOVERCANT 1472-3 obs. rare
– in the manner of a stepmother NOVERCAL 1623

STEPMOTHER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stepmother ELDMOTHER c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a stepmother ELLMOTHER;  ELMOTHER 1691 Eng. dial. obs.
– a stepmother MOTHER-LAW 1526 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a stepmother or mother MA-MA 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepmother or mother MA-MAW c1960 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepmother or mother MAM-MA 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepmother or mother MAM-MAW 1942 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepmother or mother MAW-MAW 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a stepmother or mother MAY-MAW 1965 Amer. dial., rare
– a woman who has married one’s father after one’s mother’s death or divorce MOTHER-IN-LAW 1516 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


STEPPING-STONE – NOUNS
– a stepping-stone HEAPING-STOCK Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– stepping-stones LEAPING-STONES 1874 Eng. dial.
– stepping-stones; a culvert; a pavement SARN 1790 Eng. dial.


STEREO – NOUNS
– a large and powerful stereo radio-cassette player GHETTO BLASTER 1983 sl., orig. US
– a large portable stereo system associated, stereotypically, with Black youth culture THIRD WORLD BRIEFCASE 1987 US sl.
– a large portable stereo system associated, stereotypically, with Black youth culture WOG BOX 1990 UK sl.
– a portable tape player and/or radio BLASTER 1984 Amer. sl.

STEREO – VERBS
– to set the bass level on a car stereo system at a high level DROP BOTTOM 2003 US sl.


STERILE – VERBS
– to make sterile, barren, or unfruitful BARREN 1581 obs.
– to make sterile or barren BARRENIZE 1649 obs.


STERILIZE – VERBS
– to sterilize, to cauterize FIRE 1940 Amer. dial.


STERN, STERNNESS – ADJECTIVES
– stern and unyielding; harsh; pitiless HARD AS NAILS 1862
– stern, cruel, violent HARAGEOUS a1400 obs.
– stern-faced; having a hard or unpleasing appearance or look; coarse-featured HARD-FAVOURED 1513 arch.
– stern, fierce, cruel, raging, furious, wroth BREME c1175 obs.
– stern, fierce, severe RIGORIOUS 1509 obs. rare
stern, grim, stern;; angry, stormy; forbidding ATTERY 1929 Sc.
– stern, hard DERN 1887 Eng. dial.
– stern, harsh; outrageous MAROONJUS;  MORUNGEOUS 1864 Sc.
– stern, harsh, severe ASPRE c1374 obs.
– stern, obdurate, cruel, severe IRON-FACE Bk1892 Chinese Pidgin
– stern, severe; steadfast SARTAIN 1887 Eng. dial.
– stern, severely censorious; harsh in discipline, treatment, or judgement SAIR 1768 Sc.
– stern, terrible, fierce; extremely violent ATROCIOUS 1733 obs.
– stern, unbending, rigid; hard, insensible to fatigue; inflexible, unyielding CAST-IRON 1830
– stern, unflinching STRAIGHT-FACED 1940s US sl.

STERN etc. – NOUNS
– sternness, fierceness, implacability ATROCITY 1641 arch.
– sternness, severity; fierceness, harshness, savagery FELLNESS c1410 obs.

STERN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a stern, austere, morose, or overbearing person; a grim old man GRIMSIR c1450 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a stern person; a strict disciplinarian, esp. a woman who crushes a man’s spirit NUTCRACKER 1977 US sl.


STEROIDS – ADJECTIVES
– describing a well-built guy who looks to be on steroids FULL OF ACID 20C teen & high school sl.
– that has been used or treated with steroids or another performance-enhancing drug JUICED (UP) 1973 sl., orig. & chiefly US

STEROIDS – NOUNS
– anabolic steroids CYCLE 2003 US sl.
– anabolic steroids JUICE 1992 US sl.
– corticosteroids OIDS 1981 Amer. medical sl.
– steroids ACID 20C teen & high school sl.
– steroids STEGGIES 2002 UK sl.

STEROIDS – VERBS
– to treat with steroids or another performance-enhancing drug JUICE 1973 sl., orig. & chiefly US


STEW – NOUNS
– a chicken stew FRICKO 1951 Can. sl.
– a makeshift stew RAM-CAT STEW 1966 Amer. dial.
– a meat and vegetable stew SCOUSE 1840 UK sl.
– an economical stew consisting chiefly of pork, onions, and potatoes POTATO BARGAIN 1939 Amer. dial.
– an order of chicken stew QUAIL L19 US sl.
– a soupy sort of stew MULLIGA STEW c1925 Aust. tramps’ sl.
– a stew MUCK-UP IN A DIXIE c1910 Brit. military sl.
– a stew, a ragout; orig. of mutton, now sometimes of other meat HARICOT 1706
– a stew, broth, or soup SHACKLES 1886 sl.
– a stew consisting of potatoes, turnips, and beef, to which are sometimes added onions RATTLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– a stew, esp. one consisting mainly of onions and potatoes CALL 1926 Amer. dial.
– a stew made of whatever is available DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1944 Amer. dial.
a stew made of whatever is available SON-OF-A-BITCH STEW 1864 Amer. dial.
– a stew made with dumplings BOILED POT PIE 1967 Amer. dial.
– a stew made without a recipe, relying on ingredients that are left over from previous meals MULLIGAN (STEW) 1904 US
– a stew of hashed meat and potatoes SCABBY-GULLION Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– a stew or gruel, usually thickened with bread or meal SKILLEY;  SKILLY 1834 Amer. dial.
– a stew, usually with fish or squirrel as the main ingredient MULL 1966 Amer. dial.
– a thick stew, gruel, or gravy LOBLOLLY 1637 Amer. dial.
– a watery stew or hash SLUM 1847 sl.
– a watery stew or hash SLUMGULLION 1884
– dumplings on top of a stew DOUGH-GODS 1987 Can. sl.
– Irish stew IRISH CAVIAR 1930s US sl.
– Irish stew (ten pieces of potato to one piece of meat) TEN-TO-ONE B1900 Eng. dial.
– meat stew FANNY ADAMS 1962 Brit. sl.
– oxtail stew FLY-SWISHER STEW c1910 Aust. sl.
– slices of beef stewed with onions, pepper, and salt SCOTCH-COLLOPS 1887 Sc.
– stew BLACK MIKE 1968 Amer. logging usage
– stew DEAD HORSE 20C sl.
– stew WATERLOO 20C rhyming sl.
– stew created from whatever is at hand SLUMGULLION 1884
– stew or broth SKILLAGALEE;  SKILLIGALEE;  SKILLIGOLEE;  SKILLOGALEE;  SKILLYGALEE;  SKILLYGOLEE 19C sl.
– stew or porridge BURGOO 20C sl.


STEWARD, STEWARDSHIP – NOUNS
– stewardship CASTALDICK 1678 obs.
– stewardship CASTALDY 1623 obs.
– the state or occupation of being a steward or farmer; stewardship FARMERSHIP 1551 obs.

STEWARD  etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a land-steward, a bailiff; one who has the charge and manages the affairs of an estate FACTOR 1561 obs. exc. Sc.
– a steward GATE-PORT Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a steward JERKER Bk1896 sl.
– a steward WINGER 1929 Brit. nautical sl.
– a steward, a bailiff BAILI Bk1888 obs.
– a steward, a bailiff, an overseer; one who collects ‘cain’ or rent; KANER 1590 Sc. obs. rare
– a steward, a bailiff; a superintendent of an estate; a sheriff’s officer BAILY 1825
– a steward, a bailiff; one who cultivates land for the owner FARMER 1382 obs.
– a steward, a trustee; a person to whom authority is given to manage estates, etc. for the legal owner during his minority, incapacity, etc. ADMINISTRATOR 1596
– a steward; a waiter; one who serves at table DAPIFER 1636
– a steward of a gild SKEVIN 1389 obs.
– a steward; one who deals with provisions SCAFFMASTER 1555 obs.
– a steward or cook BELLY-CHEATER 1910 Amer. jocular usage
– a steward’s mate JACK-IN-THE-DUST Bk1896 nautical sl.
– the steward of a racecourse GAFFER 19C sl.
– the steward or keeper of a hall HAWLER c1400 obs.