Reverse Dictionary: T – TALJ


TABLE – ADVERBS
– UNDERBOARD under the table …a1548 obs.
 
TABLE – NOUNS
 BEOD a table …c1000 obs.
 BOARD a table; a tailor’s table …Bk1911 Sc.
 CAIN a table …1857 UK rhyming sl. (Cain and Abel)
 CAIN AND ABEL a table …1857 UK rhyming sl.
 MAHOGANY a table, esp. a dining table …1840 colloq.
 MAHOGANY TREE a dining table …1747 jocular usage
 SHAMBLE a table or counter for displaying goods for sale, counting money, etc. …OE obs.
 TABLING tables collectively …1892
 TAFFEL; TAFFIL a table …1633 Sc. obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TATHIL a table …1825 Sc. 
 
TABLE – VERBS
 BEGIN THE BOARD to sit at the head of the table …c1386 obs.
 BUNCH UP to clear the table, remove the dishes from the table …1968 Amer. dial.
 REDD OFF to clear off a table, esp. after a meal …1940 Amer. dial.
 REDD UP to clear off a table, esp. after a meal …1942 Amer. dial.
 RED UP to clear off a table, esp. after a meal …1942 Amer. dial.
 RID UP to clear off a table, esp. after a meal …1965 Amer. dial.
 SET BY to take one’s place at the table; often used as an invitation to dine …1902 Amer. dial.
 SET OFF to clear a table …1950 Amer. dial.
 SET UP to pull one’s chair up to the table, to take one’s seat for a meal …1843 Amer. dial.
 SIDE THE TABLE to clear the table …1950 Amer. dial.
 SIT BY to take one’s place at the table; often used as an invitation to dine …1902 Amer. dial.
 SIT UP to pull one’s chair up to the table, to take one’s seat for a meal …1843 Amer. dial.
 TAKE UP THE TABLE to clear the table after a meal …a1300 obs.


TABLE CLOTH – NOUNS
– a tablecloth BOARD-CLOTH Bk1911 Sc.
– a tablecloth NAPE c1450 obs. rare
– a tablecloth SARFIT Bk1904 Eng. dial. obs.
– a tablecloth; a napkin NAPET c1440 obs.
– a tablecloth; a thick fabric, commonly of wool, used to cover tables, beds, etc. CARPET 1345 obs.

TABLE CLOTH – PHRASES
– to turn the table-cloth or a garment, etc. around so the dust or dirt doesn’t show GIVE IT AN IRISH WASH 1966 Amer. dial.


TABLE LINEN – NOUNS
– table linen NAPERY c1380 now rare exc. Sc.

TABLE LINEN – NOUNS, PERSON
– the person having charge of the royal table linen NAPERER 1494 obs.
– the person having charge of the royal table linen NAPIER 1880 rare


TABLESPOON – NOUNS
– a tablespoon MEAT-SPOON Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TABLE TENNIS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a table tennis player who uses the same side of the paddle for both forehand and backhand WINDSHIELD WIPER Bk1997 


TACIT, TACITLY – ADJECTIVES
– tacit TACID 1651 obs. rare

TACIT etc. – ADVERBS
– tacitly TACIDLY 1640 obs. rare


TACITURN – ADJECTIVES
– taciturn and morose HUMMEL-DRUMMEL B1900 Sc.
– taciturn, sullen, unbending in manner DERF B1900 Sc.
– taciturn, unready in speech SHORT-TONGUED c1575  


TACK – NOUNS
– a tack, a small nail TACKET 1316 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


TACKLE – VERBS
– to tackle someone; to contend with someone to test someone PULL ON 1963 Aust. sl.
– to tackle; to attack; to grip, to seize; to tackle; to meddle with; to fight; to engage in, to dispute YOKE 1775 Sc.


TACT – ADJECTIVES
– requiring tact or care, difficult, delicate TICKLESOME 1585 now Eng. dial.

TACT – NOUNS
– tact, discretion, sense; decency, propriety, decorum; good manners, politeness MENSE 1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– tact, ingenuity MANAGEMENT 1760 obs.


TACTICS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a tactician, a strategist; with reference to the degree of skill in the command of an army GENERAL 1579 military usage
– a tactician; one skilled in tactics TACTIC 1638 obs.
– a person versed in the art of tactics TACTICIAN 1798
– a person versed in the art of tactics TACTITIONIST 1881


TACTLESS – ADJECTIVES
– tactless, unpleasant, emotional, rude, unsophisticated, unfair UNCOOL 1953 sl., orig. US
– wanting in tact or in ease and grace of manner; awkward, clumsy GAUCHE 1751

TACTLESS – NOUNS
– want of tact or dexterity; awkwardness MALADDRESS 1804
– want of tact or grace of manner; awkwardness GAUCHERIE 1798

TACTLESS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a tactless, senseless person, an awkward fellow BOSTHOON 1830 Irish

TACTLESS – VERBS
– to do something tactless, to blunder PUT YOUR FOOT IN IT 1823 UK sl.


TADPOLE – see FROG


TAG – NOUNS
– the children’s game of tag CATCHER 1917 Amer. dial.


TAG (label) – NOUNS
a tag for luggage, etc. TALLY 1909

TAG (label) – VERBS
– to put a name tag on a corpse and place the body in a body bag TAG AND BAG 1981 US Vietnam war usage


TAGALONG – NOUNS, PERSON
GO-BEHIND a tagalong; one who always follows along behind others …1969 Amer. dial.
LAG-ALONG a tagalong; one who always follows along behind others …1966 Amer. dial.
LAG-BEHIND a tagalong; one who always follows along behind others …1966 Amer. dial.
LAMB’S TAIL a tagalong; one who always follows along behind others …1967 Amer. dial.
ME-TOO a person who imitates or adopts the behavior of another; a copycat; a tagalong …1950 Amer. dial.
PENNY-DOG a tagalong; a toady; a hanger-on; a servile follower …1953 Amer. dial.
PENNY-PUP a tagalong; a toady; a hanger-on; a servile follower …1967 Amer. dial.
PIGTAIL a tagalong …1967 Amer. dial.
TAG one who ‘tags along’ behind another person, esp. for detective or spying purposes …1960s sl.
TAG-TAIL a tagalong; a servile flatterer; one who curries favour; a sycophant; a parasite; a hanger-on; somebody who always follows along behind; one who lags behind …1834 
TAIL a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAIL-BEHIND. a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAIL END a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAILER a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind; a follower …1942 Amer. dial.
 TAILGATE a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAIL-TAGGER a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAIL-TWISTER a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1965 Amer. dial.
 TAR BUCKET a tagalong; a hanger-on; one who lags behind …1915 Amer. dial.

TAGALONG – VERBS
PENNY AFTER to follow persistently, to tag along …2001 Amer. dial.
PIGTAIL to tag along; to follow …1942 Amer. sl.


TAIL – ADJECTIVES
BESOM-TAILED having a bushy tail …1695

TAIL – NOUNS
ALDERMAN’S NAIL an animal’s tail …19C Brit. rhyming sl.
BESOM-TAIL a tail formed like a ‘besom’; a bushy tail …1678
BUSH the bushy tail of a fox; the bushy tail of any animal …1575 obs.
CAUDATION the possession of a tail …1856
DAILY (MAIL) a tail; hence, the buttocks, the rectum …1956 UK rhyming sl.
QUIRK the end of a pig’s tail …1885 Eng. dial.
SCUT the tail of an animal, esp. that of a rabbit or deer …16C
STRUNT the tail of an animal …Bk1876 Eng. dial.
TAG a tail; any small object hanging from a larger one …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TAILET a minute tail or tail-like appendage …1817 rare
TEWEL a tail …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
TRINDLE-TAIL an animal with a curled tail; a curled tail …1486
TRUNDLETAIL a curled or curly tail, as a dog’s …1486
WAG a cow’s tail …1912 Sc.

TAIL – VERBS
BANG to dock the tail of a horse, etc. …19C
DECAUDALIZE to deprive of the tail …1840 nonce word
DECAUDATE to deprive of the tail …1864
FAWN to wag the tail …a1300 obs.


TAILOR – ADJECTIVES
 SARTORIAL belonging to a tailor or his art …1823
 SARTORIAN belonging to a tailor or his art …1668 rare
 TAILORLY like or befitting a tailor …1836
 
TAILOR – NOUNS
 BOARD a table; a tailor’s table …Bk1911 Sc.
 CABBAGE small off-cuts of material, taken from the job in hand and sold off as perks by tailors …M17 sl.
 CENTIPEES a tailor of soldiers’ clothing …L18 sl.
 NEVER-TOO-LATE-TO-MEND-SHOP a repairing tailor’s …Bk1902 tailors’ sl.
 PAD OF TOGS-IN-(THE)-ROUGH a tailor’s shop …1940s African-American & Southern sl.
 RAG-TRADE tailoring; dressmaking; the dry goods trade in general …c1880 sl.
 SARTRY a tailor’s workshop …1447-8 obs.
 SARTRYN a tailor’s shop …1483 obs. rare
 SILK FACINGS beer stains on the garments being made or altered …c1870 tailors’ usage
 SNIPOCRACY the tailoring profession, or its leading members …1861
 TAILORAGE tailor’s work …1858 rare
 TAILORISM tailor’s work; a tailor-made dress or garment …1839
 TAILORIZATION acting as a tailor; tailoring …1853
 TAILORY the art, craft, or occupation of a tailor …c1449
– TAILORY a tailor’s workshop or establishment …1480
– TAILORY tailor’s work, tailors’ wares; costumery …1610
 
TAILOR – NOUNS, PERSON
 ABIE a tailor …1940s African-American sl.
 BARAGAN TAILOR a rough tailor …Bk1890 tailors’ usage
 BENJY a waistcoat-maker …Bk1850 tailors’ sl.
 BILLY-BUTTON a journeyman tailor; in contempt …Bk1890 tailors’ sl.
 BODGER a clumsy tailor …Bk1886
 BUSHELER a tailor’s assistant; a repairer of men’s garments …1846 US
 BUSHELMAN a man employed in repair tailoring …1909 US
 BUTTON-CATCHER a tailor …Bk1903 sl.
 CABBAGE a tailor …1690 sl. obs.
 CABBAGE-CONTRACTOR a tailor …1690 sl.
 CABBAGE-EATER a tailor …L17 sl.
 CABBAGE-MONGER a tailor …L17 sl.
 CABBAGER a tailor …1690 sl.
 CLOAK-AND-SUITER a Jewish tailor …E20 US sl.
 COSIER a tailor who botches his work …Bk1907 obs.
 CUTTER a tailor …1599 obs.
 DUNG a journeyman tailor who consents to work for low or basic rates of pay; esp. one who is paid according to the number of pieces he produces, rather than by the day; also, a journeyman who continues to work while others are on strike …1765 tailor’s sl., derogatory
 DURZEE a tailor …1809 India
 ELL-WAND a tailor …1868 Sc.
 FASHIONER one who makes articles of dress; a tailor, a designer …1625 obs. or arch.
 GOOSE-PERSUADER a tailor …Bk1903 sl.
 JACK JAG THE FLAE a tailor …1873 Eng. dial.
 JACK-SNIP a botching or inferior tailor …Bk1896 UK sl.
 JAG-THE-FLEA a term of contempt for a tailor …1786 Sc.
 JEW a ship’s tailor …1916 nautical sl.
 JEWING-BLOKE a ship’s tailor …1945 nautical sl.
 KNIGHT OF THE NEEDLE a tailor …Bk1903 sl.
 KNIGHT OF THE SHEARS a tailor …1812
 KNIGHT OF THE THIMBLE a tailor …1812
 MAIDSTONE JAILER a tailor …M19 rhyming sl.
 MAISTRY a skilled workman, e.g. a cook, a tailor …1798 Indian
 NEEDLE-JERKER a tailor …1807 sl.
 NEEDLEMAN a man who works with the needle, esp. a tailor …1823
 NEEDLE-PUSHER a tailor …1920 Amer. sl.
 ONE OF THE FAITHFUL a tailor giving long credit …18C sl.
 RAG-STABBER a tailor …c1870 sl.
 REMANIER a cobbling tailor who mends clothing …1950 Amer. dial.
 RENOVATOR a repairing tailor …Bk1903 tailors’ sl.
 REVIVER a mending tailor …1864 sl.
 SANK a tailor employed in making soldiers’ clothes …1796 sl.
 SANKIPEE a tailor employed in making soldiers’ clothes …1796 sl.
 SANKY a tailor employed in making soldiers’ clothes …1796 sl. 
 SARTOR a tailor …1656
 SHIP’S SHEENY a tailor aboard ship …1910 Amer. dial.
 SINBAD THE SAILOR a tailor …L19 rhyming sl.
 SKIP-LOUSE a tailor …1807
 SNIDER;  SNYDER a tailor …L17 sl.
 STANGEY a tailor …Bk1823 Eng. dial.
 SUFFERER a tailor …Bk1904 sl.
 TAILLIOR a tailor …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
 TAILOR-BODY a tailor: contemptuous …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TAILORESS woman who works as a tailor; a woman tailor …1654
 TAILOR-MAN a tailor …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TAILYER a tailor …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
 TEALIE a tailor …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
 TIRE-MAN a man who assists at the toilet; a dresser or valet; also, a tailor …1711 obs.
 TOG-MAKER a tailor …1901
 TOM TAILOR a tailor …1820
 TWANGEY a tailor …Bk1823 Eng. dial.
 WARDROBER the tailor attached to a religious house …1526 obs.
– WELSH CRICKET a tailor …Bk1989 
 WHIP-CAT a tailor or other workman who whips the cat (works as an itinerant tailor, carpenter, etc. at private houses day by day) …1851
 WHIP-THE-CAT a tailor or other workman who whips the cat (works as an itinerant tailor, carpenter, etc. at private houses day by day) …1912
 WINTER CRICKET a tailor …Bk1823
– WOODCOCK a tailor …Bk1903 sl.
 
TAILOR – VERBS
 BUILD to sew or tailor; to make clothing …1951 Amer. dial.
 PRICK A LOUSE to be a tailor ..1630 obs.
 TAILORESS to follow the occupation of a tailoress …1865 nonce word
 TAILORIZE to do tailor’s work, to act the tailor …1829


TAILORED, TAILORING – ADJECTIVES
– neatly and closely tailored STREAM-LINE c1940
– neatly and closely tailored STREAM-LINED c1940
– of a personally tailored garment TAILOR-MADE L19 US sl.

TAILORED etc. – NOUNS
– tailoring LOUSE-PRICKING 1710 obs.

TAILORED etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– in tailoring: a person who takes orders direct from the actual wearer without the intervention of any contractor TALLYMAN 1889


TAINT, TAINTED, TAINTING – ADJECTIVES
APONTED tainted …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
FLYBLOWN contaminated; tainted
KINEY fusty, tainted …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
MEESY tainted, unsavoury …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SAPPY of meat: putrescent, tainted …1573 Eng. dial.
TAINT spoiled, tainted …1934 Amer. dial.
TAINTY tainted, spoiled …1966 Amer. dial.
TINTED tainted …1967 Amer. dial.

TAINT etc. – NOUNS
NADKIN;  NATKIN a strong, unpleasant odour or taste; the taint acquired by meat kept too long …1825 Sc. obs.
TAINTURE tainting, staining, stain, defilement, pollution, infection …1593 obs.

TAINT etc. – VERBS
CANKER to begin to decay; to spoil; to become tainted …1953 Amer. dial.
FADE to deprive of freshness or vigour; to corrupt, to taint …c1400 obs.
TACK to taint, to infect …1601 obs.


TAKE, TAKING – NOUNS
ACCEPTATION the act of taking, or receiving, what is offered, whether by way of favour, satisfaction, or duty; acceptance …1426 obs.
ACCEPTION the act of accepting; the receiving or taking of anything presented; acceptance, reception …1483 obs.
CAPTION a taking, catching, seizure, capture …1382 rare
RAPPING the practice of seizing and taking …1541 obs.

TAKE, TAKING – NOUNS, PERSON
SCRABBER who snatches, grabs, or takes by force …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

TAKE, TAKING – VERBS
AMOVE to remove, to take away from …a1425 obs.
BENEME to take away, to take from …c1300 obs.
BENIME;  BINIME to take away …Bk1886 obs.
CAFFLE to take, to hold, to secure …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
 CAP to take; to grab hold of …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
CLY to seize, to take; to steal …1567 thieves’ cant
FILE ON TO to grab, to take …1932 Can. sl.
GAFFLE to take or seize hold of …Bk1913-17 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.
​- HAG to rob, to take …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
JACK to steal; to hijack; to take forcibly …1980s sl., orig. US
KEEP to seize, to lay hold of; to snatch, to take …c1000 obs.
LAM ON TO to take something of small value that does not belong to you …1950 Amer. dial.
LATCH to take with force; to capture; to seize upon a person or his goods …c950 obs.
NAIL to take or obtain for oneself; to secure; to make sure of …1732 sl., orig. criminals’ usage
NAME to take, to ‘nim’ …c1450 obs.
PREHEND to seize, to catch, to take, to lay hold of, to apprehend …a1500 obs. rare
REQUISITION to take by force …1864 Amer. military usage
SCRAWL to snatch; to take anything abruptly or rudely …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SIPHON OFF to take little by little …Aust. sl.
SMUSS to grab, seize, snatch; to take by force …1736 obs.
SNAKE to take slyly or stealthily …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
SNARF to take or grab …1968 Amer. sl.
SNIPE to steal or take without permission …1909 sl., chiefly Amer.
SNITCH to steal, to take …1904 sl.
SWIPE to steal or take roughly or without permission …1889 sl.
WHIP to steal or take roughly or without permission …1859 Brit. sl.
YAFFLE to snatch; to take illicitly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TAKE AWAY, TAKE OUT, TAKING AWAY – ADJECTIVES
ABLATIVE pert. to taking away or removing …1567-9 obs.

TAKE AWAY etc. – NOUNS
ADEMPTION a taking away …c1630
BENIMMING the taking away …a1400 obs.
DEMPTION the action of taking away or suppressing …1552 obs. rare
DIREPTION a violent taking away …1483 obs.
EREPTION a snatching or taking away by force …1633 obs.
SUBLATION the act of taking away; removal …1626
SUFFURATION a taking away, removal …1651 obs.

TAKE AWAY etc. – VERBS
ABLATE to take away, to remove …1542 obs. rare
BENIM to take away …a1000 obs.
 BEREFT to snatch away a possession; to remove or take away by violence …c1320 obs.
 BESTRIP to strip clean; to deprive of or take away entirely …1065 obs.
DEBATE to subtract, to take away …1658 obs.
OUTEN to take out, to remove something, to erase …1928 Amer. dial.
RAMP to remove or take away roughly …1570
RAMVERSE to reverse, to withdraw; to remove, to take away …1632 obs.
SUBDUCE to take away, to withdraw …1626 obs.
SUBDUCT to take away from its place or position, to withdraw from use, consideration, influence etc. …1652-62 rare
SUBDUCT to take away or remove surreptitiously or fraudulently …1758 rare
SUBLATE to remove; to take away …a1548 obs.
SUBSTRACT to take away, to deduct, to subtract …1613
TO-BEAR to carry in different directions; to carry off, to  take away …971 obs.


TAKEN – ADJECTIVES
ADEMPT taken away, removed …1432-50 obs.
ADEMPTED taken away, removed …1590 obs. rare
ARAUGHT taken away, seized by violence …1393 obs.
BENIMMED taken hastily upon the sly …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BENOME taken away …a1000 obs.
BEREAVEN deprived, taken away by force …a1619 arch.
YFONG taken, seized, received …c1000 obs.


TAKE OFF – VERBS
– to take off, to remove HAVE OFF 1906 Amer. dial.


TAKEOVER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who intervenes to thwart a hostile takeover bid WHITE KNIGHT 1981 US sl.


TAKING BACK – NOUNS
– taking back again GAIN-TAKING 1538 obs.


TALCUM POWDER – NOUNS
– a talcum-powder bath NIGGER BATH 1953 Amer. dial., derogatory
– talcum powder FOO STUFF 1962 UK sl.
– talcum powder FOOFOO DUST 1962 UK sl.
– talcum powder FOOFOO POWDER 1962 UK sl.
– talcum powder FOOFOO STUFF 1962 UK sl.
– talcum powder FOOFOO 1962 UK sl.


TALE – ADJECTIVES (also see story)
 FAMIGEROUS carrying news, tales, etc. …1730 obs.
 TALEFUL full of tales; making a long story; talkative …1726-46
 TALEWISE given to tales or talking; addicted to gossip; loquacious, garrulous, blabbing …c1200 obs.
 TALISH of the nature of a tale or story; fabulous …1530 obs.
 YARNY disposed to the telling of long tales …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
TALE – NOUNS
 ACKAMARACKER a fraudulent tale, a tall story, nonsense …1930s sl.
 ACKAMARACKUS a fraudulent tale, a tall story, pretentious nonsense, bluff …1933 Amer. sl.
 ACKAMARAKA a fraudulent tale, a tall story, nonsense …1930s sl.
 AULD WIFE’S SANTER an idle tale …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 BABBLERY idle talk, chattering, senseless babble or prating; a foolish tale …1532 obs.
 BABBLES AND SAUNTERS gossiping tales and repetitions …1868 Eng. dial.
 BAM a false or deceitful tale …1856 Eng. dial.
 BOBBE-MAYSE an old wives’ tale …1970 Amer. dial.
 BUBBE-MAYSE an old wives’ tale …1970 Amer. dial.
 CANTILENE an old song; silly prattle; idle tale, trick …1535 obs.
 CRAKE a talk; gossip, tale-telling, generally of an ill-natured kind …19C Eng. dial.
 CUFFER a lie; a tale; an exaggerated and improbable story …1891 Eng. dial.
 DAILY (MAIL) a tale, thus a lie …1920s rhyming sl.
 DILDRAMS;  DILDRUMS strange tales, improbable stories …1867 Eng. dial.
 FAIRY a fanciful tale, a ‘tall story’ …1900s Aust. sl.
 FAIRY PIPE a fanciful, mendacious tale, often in aid of obtaining money or favours …L19 sl., orig. US
 FAIRY STORY a ‘hard luck’ tale; any unlikely tale; a downright lie or excuse …20C colloq.
 FAIRY TAIL a fanciful, mendacious tale, often in aid of obtaining money or favours …L19 sl., orig. US
 FAIRY TALE a ‘hard luck’ tale; any unlikely tale; an unbelievable lie or excuse …20C colloq.
 FAIRY-TWISTER a fanciful tale, a ‘tall story’ …1900s Aust. sl.
 FAIRY YARN a fanciful, mendacious tale, often in aid of obtaining money or favours …L19 sl., orig. US
 FANCY a legend, a fanciful tale; a whim, an idea; delirious talk; general in plural …1836 Eng. dial.
 GAG an account; a begging tale …L19 UK tramps’ sl.
 GOLLY-WHOPPER a tall tale …1941 Amer. cowboys’ usage
 GOOSE’S GAZETTE a lying story; a flim-flam tale; a piece of reading for a ‘goose’ (simpleton) …1836
 ISRUM;  IZRAM a long, tedious tale …1881 Eng. dial.
 JAPE a device to amuse; a merry or idle tale; a jest, a joke, a gibe …c1340 obs.
 LALAPALOOZA an extremely tall tale; a lie …1918 Amer. dial.
 LALDRUM;  LELDRUM noisy, foolish talk; nonsense; an improbable tale, falsehoods …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LOLLOPALOUSER an extremely tall tale; a lie …1918 Amer. dial.
 MAUNDRELS idle tales; foolish, feverish fancies …1791 Sc.
 NANCY-STORY a folk-tale or fairy-tale of type popular among the Black people of the Gold Coast and the West Indies …a1818
 NANCY-TALE a folk-tale or fairy-tale of type popular among the Black people of the Gold Coast and the West Indies …1891
 PADDY-NODDY a long, tedious tale; a roundabout story; silly matter for gossip …1865 Eng. dial.
 QUEEN ANNER an old-fashioned tale; a tale of former times …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDIGAL a string of nonsense; a long, rambling tale …1895 Eng. dial.
 REEMLE-RAMMLE a great noise; noisy, rollicking conduct; a noisy, rambling speech or tale …Bk1904 Sc.
 RETINUE a long, tedious tale …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 RUMIGERATION a spreading a rumour or report abroad; a carrying tales …B1900
 SANTER an adventure; an idle tale …1865 Eng. dial.
 SAUNTER an idle tale; an old wife’s tale …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCRIFT a recitation; a long-winded story; a written composition; a made-up tale; a falsehood …1766 Sc. obs.
 TALE OF A ROASTED HORSE, A an invented story, an idle tale, a fiction, a falsehood…1570
 TALE OF WALTROT, A an idle tale, a piece of absurdity …1377 obs. rare
 TALING telling of tales, talking, gossiping; also, a tale …1382 rare
 TALLYDIDDLE a foolish or untrue tale …1892 Eng. dial.
 UNCO a strange or unusual thing or tale; a novelty or piece of news; a wonder; a curiosity; generally plural …1785 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WHURLIEGIRKIE an untrue or fanciful tale …1887 Sc.
 WINDY an extravagantly exaggerated or boastful story; a tall tale, a lie …1911 Amer. dial.
 YARN a story, an adventure story, esp. a long, marvellous or incredible story; also, a mere tale …1812 UK, orig. nautical
 YED a song, a poem, a speech, a tale, a riddle …c1205 obs.
– YED a falsehood; a fib, an exaggerated tale …1825 Sc. obs.

TALE – NOUNS, PERSON (also see TALEBEARER)
 FABELLATOR an inventor of little tales; a fabulator; a story-teller …1604
 FABULAR a narrator or recorder of tales or fictions …1565 obs.
 FABULATOR one who fabulates or relates fables; a teller of tales or stories; a story-teller; a narrator …1604 
 FAIRY the teller of fanciful tales …1900s Aust. sl.
 FAIRY-TWISTER the teller of a fanciful tales …1900s Aust. sl.
 GESTER;  GESTOUR a professional reciter or singer of romances or tales; a story-teller …c1380 obs.
 NACKUZ one who tells a tale pretty sharply …Bk1876 Sc.
 TALESMAN the teller of a tale; the author of a story; one who brings news or originates a statement; a relater, a narrator …a1568 obs. exc. Sc.
 TALES-MASTER the teller of a tale; the author of a story; the authority for a statement, one who brings news or originates a statement; a relater, a narrator …1656 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TALE-WRIGHT a constructor or maker of tales …1570-76
 WHENEYE someone, esp. a visitor or foreigner, who exasperates listeners by continually recounting tales of his or her former exploits …1982 sl.
 WHENNIE someone, esp. a visitor or foreigner, who exasperates listeners by continually recounting tales of his or her former exploits …1982 sl.
 
TALE – VERBS
 AFFABULATE to attribute by legend; to assign fabulously; to tell tales …1622 obs.
 CADGE to carry tales …1876 Eng. dial.
 CRAM to make believe false or exaggerated tales …old sl.
 FABLE to tell fictitious tales …c1380 obs.
 FABULATE to relate as a tale or myth; to talk or narrate in fables …1616 obs.
 LABRISH to tell tales, to gossip …1940s W. Indies
 MADAM to tell the tale; to ‘pitch a line’ …1930s sl.
 PACK NEWS to gossip; to tattle; to tell tales …1903 Amer. dial.
 PACK TALES to gossip, to tattle, to tell tales …1950 Amer. dial.
 SACKER to seem innocent when up to roguery; to tell false tales of distress …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCONCE to tell tales that are untrue or exaggerated to obtain one’s ends …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SIDEBUST to gossip, to tell tales …1990s African-American sl.
 SHUCK to be deceptive or evasive; to tell tall tales or lies; to fool around, to tease …1968 Amer. dial.
 SKAIL to spread a rumour, tale, etc. …1375 obs.
 SNEAK to tell tales; to inform on; orig. of a child: to tell a teacher about the wrongdoings of another pupil …1897 Brit. sl.
 SPIN A YARN to tell a story, usually a long one; to pitch a tale; to tell lies …1812 orig. nautical sl.
 SPRUCE to tell tall tales; to lie in order to evade a duty …1917 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
 TALE to discourse, to talk, to chatter; to gossip; to tell tales …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TELL DILDRAMS to tell strange tales or improbably stories …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 THREEN;  THRENE to tell ghost stories or superstitious tales …1898 Sc.
 TUTTLE to whisper; to carry tales …B1900 Eng. dial.
 WAFF ABOUT to go about telling tales …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YARN to tell a story, to tell tales, probably implausible or far-fetched ones …1812 UK sl.
 YED to tell a fib; to exaggerate a tale …1825 Sc. obs.


TALEBEARER – NOUNS, PERSON
BABBLER one who tells too freely what he knows; a prating gossip; a teller of secrets; a blabber; a talebearer …1555
BLOB-TALE a telltale, talebearer, blabber …a1670 obs.
CARRY-TALE a talebearer; a tell-tale …1577 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
CLANG-BANGER a talebearer, a gossiping mischief-maker …1870 Eng. dial.
EARWIG an ear whisperer; a servile flatterer; a parasite; a prying, insinuating informer or talebearer; a malicious gossip …1633 obs.
GABBY a gossip; a talebearer …1915 US sl.
LONG-TONGUE a chatterbox, talebearer, telltale, gossip, blabber, a divulger of secrets; an unusually talkative woman; a scold …1847
TALE-CARRIER a talebearer …1552
TALE-PAT a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets …1808 Sc.
TALE-PIET a telltale; a talebearer …1796 Eng. dial. 
TALE-PYET a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets; an informer, a tattler …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TALER a talebearer …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
TALE-TELLER a talebearer, a telltale …1377
TALE-TELLING-TIT a telltale, a talebearer …1895 Eng. dial.
TATTLER  an idle talker; a chatterer; a gossip; a talebearer; a telltale …1550
TATTLE-TALE one who discloses confidences or secrets; one who informs on or betrays others; a telltale; a talebearer; a whistle-blower …1889 colloq, orig. US
TELL-A-PIE-TIT a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
TELL-CLACK a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
TELL-CLAT a talebearer …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
TELL-PIE a talebearer …1796 Eng. dial.
TELL-PIE TIT a talebearer … B1900 Eng. dial.
TELL-PIENOT a talebearer … B1900 Eng. dial.
TELL-PIET;  TELL-PIOT a talebearer …1902 Sc.
TELL-PYE a talebearer …1796 Eng. dial.
TELL-TALE TIT a talebearer … 1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TELL-TALER TIT a talebearer … B1900 Eng. dial.
TELL-TIT a talebearer …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TELLY-PIE a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
TELLY-PIE-TIT a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
TELLY-PIOT a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
TELLY-PYE-TIT a talebearer …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TITIVIL a mischievous talebearer; a tattling telltale …1523 obs.
– TITIVILLER a tattling telltale, a mischievous talebearer, one who spreads scandal …1581 obs. rare
– TITTLER one who tattles; a whisperer, a telltale, a talebearer; a gossip …1399 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
VENT-GIVER one who utters or gives vent to a statement, doctrine, etc.; a malicious talebearer …1611
– WAFFLER a talebearer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WINDY a nickname for one who told long-winded yarns …Bk1936 US cowboy usage
– WOOFIN a person who tells tall tales …World War II Amer. sl. 


TALENT, TALENTED – ADJECTIVES
LARGE-PARTED of great parts or talents …a1659 obs.

TALENT etc. – NOUNS
PAN talent …1920s US sl.

TALENT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
ANGEL a person of great ability, skill, etc.; one who is exceptionally talented in a particular field or context …1655
BRIGHT SPARK a cheerful, alert person; a person of great intelligence, talent, or wit; a problem-solver, an innovator …1872
BRIGHT YOUNG THING a young person regarded as beautiful, talented, clever, or energetic …1842
GENIE a person likened to a genie in being noted for his or her talent within a certain sphere, or ability to perform difficult or seemingly magical acts …1959
GENIO an exceptionally talented or intelligent person; a genius; a person of superior intellect …1684 obs.
GENIUS an exceptionally intelligent or talented person, or one with exceptional skill in a particular area of art, science; etc.; a person endowed with genius …1711
GIFTED CHILD a child with special skills or talents, or with a great aptitude for learning …Bk1994 US 
NATURAL a person having a natural talent; one especially well suited for or likely to succeed in a particular endeavour; one who excels in something because of unusual ability …1749 Amer. sl.
ONE-TRICK PONY a person considered as being limited to only one single talent, capability, quality, etc. …colloq., chiefly US
– WIZZO a highly talented person …1977 sl. 

TALENT etc. – VERBS
HANG THE MOON to be very powerful or important; to be exceptionally able or talented …1953 Amer. dial.


TALENT SCOUT – NOUNS, PERSON
– a talent scout IVORY HUNTER 1979 US sl.
– a talent scout IVORY LIFTER 1915 US sl.
– a talent scout IVORY SNATCHER 1915 US sl.