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.