Reverse Dictionary: TAS – TD


TASK – NOUNS
– a task HAG 1887 Eng. dial.


TASKMASTER – ADJECTIVES
 BALL-BREAKING acting as a hard taskmaster; of a woman: aggressive, demanding; dominating …1959 US sl.
 BALL-BUSTING acting as a hard taskmaster; of a woman: aggressive, demanding …1944 US sl.
 
TASKMASTER – NOUNS, PERSON
 ASS-BREAKER a demanding, contentious, harassing, or otherwise vexatious individual; a cruel taskmaster or a strict disciplinarian; a nagging or domineering woman …1961 Amer. sl.
 BACK-BREAKER a difficult task or taskmaster …Bk1891 Eng. colloq.
 BALLBREAKER a demanding, contentious, harassing, annoying, or otherwise vexatious person; a cruel taskmaster; a strict disciplinarian; a nagging or domineering woman …1942 US sl.
 BALL-BUSTER a person who sets difficult work or problems; a hard taskmaster …1954 sl., orig. US
 BALL-WRACKER the person who assigns difficult talks; a hard taskmaster …M20 US sl.
 BEAR someone who overworks their employees or students; a hard taskmaster …1915 US sl.
 BEAR’S ASS a harsh taskmaster …1990 US sl.
 HARD-BITTEN ONE a hard taskmaster …1875 Eng. dial.
 HARD-WOOLLED ONE a hard taskmaster …1893 Eng. dial.
 HORSE JOCKEY a hard taskmaster …1851 US sl.
 NIGGER-DRIVER a hard taskmaster; one who drives Blacks or one who is powerful and brutal …M19 US colloq., derogatory
 SIMON LEGREE a strict taskmaster; a ‘slave driver’ …M19 US colloq.
 TASKER one who imposes or sets a task; a taskmaster …1588
 TASK-LORD a taskmaster …1605
 TASK-MAN an officer who sets a task; a taskmaster …1856
 TASKMASTER one whose office is to allot tasks and see to their performance; an overseer; a middleman; one who allots a duty or imposes a heavy burden or labour …1530
 TASKMISTRESS a woman who assigns tasks, or apportions labour …1603
 TAX-MASTER a taskmaster …1887 Sc. 
 
TASKMASTER – VERBS
 RAMROD to boss, to manage, esp. in a strictly disciplined way; to be a strict disciplinarian or taskmaster …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SCOURGE to exercise great severity; to act as a hard taskmaster …Bk1904 Sc.


TASSEL – NOUNS
– a tassel; an ornament for the hat TARGAT…1802 Sc. obs.
– tassels, etc.; dangling appendages DANGLEMENTS 1855 Eng. dial.
– tassels, etc.; useless ornaments, such as embroidered chair-backs, etc. DALDOES 1841 Sc.


TASTE – ADJECTIVES
 ACRIMONIOUS bitter and hot to the taste; bitterly pungent, irritating, corrosive; acrid …1612 arch.
 ACUTE of tastes or odours: sharp, pungent …1620 obs.
 BAACHIE nasty tasting; filthy …1930 Amer. dial.
 BAUCH unpleasant to the taste …1706 Sc.
 BEAUTIFUL pleasing to the taste …1886 Eng. dial.
 FABULICIOUS good; good-tasting; often used of a sexually appealing man …1997 US sl.
 GAMEY; GAMY having the flavour of game that has been kept till it is ‘high’; strong-tasting …1863
 GOBBITY pleasant to the taste …B1900 Eng. dial.
 GOODY toothsome, esp. sweet food, as butter, jelly, etc. …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 GUSTABLE that can be tasted; also, having a pleasant taste, appetizing …1480 rare
 GUSTATIVE having the function of tasting; concerned with tasting …1620
 GUSTATORIAL pert. to the sense of taste or tasting …1937
 GUSTATORY pert. to the sense of taste or tasting …1684
 HASK rough and hard to the touch or taste, esp. from the absence of moisture; coarse and dry …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 HASKY coarse to the taste; unpalatable …Bk1902 Sc.
 LUSTY pleasant to the taste …c1430 obs.
 MEEK-TASTED sweet or mild of taste …1897 Sc.
 MERVE savoury, agreeable to the taste …1899 Sc.
 MERVY savoury, agreeable to the taste …1899 Sc.
 NARSH disagreeable, harsh, or bitter in taste, rancid …1866 Sc. 
 NESH delicate to the taste; in later use, tender, succulent, juicy …c888 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 NIRSE disagreeable, harsh, or bitter in taste, rancid …1866 Sc. 
 PALATE pleasant to the palate or taste; palatable …1617 obs. rare
 PALATICAL pleasing to the palate or taste …1656 obs.
 PALATIVE pleasing to the palate or taste; palatable …1682 rare
 QUICK of a taste or smell: sharp, pungent, brisk …1573 obs.
 RAMMISH of smell, taste, etc.: rank, rancid, acrid, strong, stinking, highly disagreeable …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 RAMSH of edibles: rank or unpleasant to the palate, coarse; harsh to the taste; rank, foul; of alcohol: strong, fiery … 1808 Sc.
 RELISHY pleasant to the taste …1897 Eng. dial.
 SAPIENT having a taste or savour …1599 obs.
 SAPORAL pert. to taste …1651 obs. rare
 SAPORIFIC imparting flavour or taste …1704 rare
 SAPORINE pert. to the sense of taste …1813 rare
 SAPOROUS agreeable to the taste, savoury …a1670 obs.
– SAPOROUS pert. to taste; having flavour or taste …1704
 TART of the sense of taste: keen …1605 obs. rare
– TASTESOME pleasant to the taste; toothsome…1598 obs. rare
 TOOTH-RIFE agreeable to the taste; palatable; that of which one can eat a considerable quantity …1841 Sc.
 VALIANT strong in respect of smell or taste …1607 obs.
 VEHEMENT of taste: strong, pungent …1600 obs.
 VELVETY smooth and soft to the taste …1888
 VINY old or high tasted; generally applied to game that has been overkept …1887 Sc.
 WALLOW nauseous; having a sickly taste …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WALLOW-LIKE nauseous; having a sickly taste …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WALLOWY nauseous; having a sickly taste …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WALSH insipid, tasteless, ill-tasting; having a sickly taste, nauseous …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 WELSH nauseous; sour; having a sickly taste …1691 Eng. dial.
 YAR harsh of taste; sour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YARRISH harsh or strong of taste; acid, sour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YARRY harsh or strong of taste; acid, sour …1841 Eng. dial.
 
TASTE – ADVERBS
 FALSE-TASTEDLY with a false or bad taste …1803 Eng. dial.
 
TASTE – NOUNS
 ACERBITUDE sourness, harshness in taste, bitterness …1731 obs.
 ACERBITY sourness of taste, mingled with bitterness or astringency; harshness, roughness of taste;  …1611
 ACRIMONY biting sharpness to the taste; pungency; acridity …1542 arch.
 ACRITUDE bitterness, sharpness or pungency of taste; acridity …1675 obs. rare
 ANTEPAST a foretaste; an appetizer …1580
 FAINTNESS a sickly taste; excessive sweetness …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FANG a twang, an ill taste or flavour …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FAREWELL an aftertaste …1905 Amer. dial.
 GAB palate, taste …1725 Sc.
 GABBETS the palate, taste, appetite …1874 Sc.
 GOOD-BYE TASTE aftertaste …Bk1913-1917 Amer. dial.
 GUST the sense or faculty of taste …c1430 arch.
 GUSTATION the act of tasting; taste …1599
 GUSTATIVENESS taste …1827
 NADKIN; NATKIN a strong, unpleasant odour or taste; the taint acquired by meat kept too long …1825 Sc. obs.
 NAG a sour, mouldy, or stale taste …1908 Sc.
 NIRR an unpleasant taste in food …1929 Sc. 
 NISS a harsh, bitter, or strong taste …1908 Sc. 
 SAPIDITY the quality of having taste and flavour …1646
 SAPIDNESS the quality of having taste and flavour …1649 obs.
 SAPOR,  SAPOUR a taste, savour, flavour; the taste of a substance, esp. of food or drink …1477
 SAPOROSITY that property of a body by which it imparts the sensation of taste; taste, flavour …1794 RARE
 SAY a sample; a taste …1813 Eng. dial.
 SCHMECK a taste or flavour …Brit. sl.
 SHMECK a taste or flavour …Brit. sl.
 SMAHAN a drop to drink; a taste …E20 Irish
 TACHE a slight taste or flavour; a smack …1607 obs. rare
 TACK a smack, taste, or flavour of something; esp. a peculiar or ill flavour …1602 obs.
 TALLAGE taste, savour …a1400 obs.
– TALLAGE the sense of taste …1557 obs.
 TARAGE taste, flavour …c1407 obs.
 TARRAGE taste, flavour …c1407 obs.
 TEUK;  TUIK a disagreeable taste, a by-taste …1899 Sc.
 TEW a bad taste, esp. that occasioned by dampness …BK1905 Sc.
 TINT a taste, touch; a foretaste; a scrap; a very small quantity …1878 Sc.
 VERDURE sharpness, tartness, or unpleasantness of taste …1508 obs.
– VERDURE freshness or agreeable briskness of taste in fruits or liquors; also, taste, savour …1513 obs.
 WAFT a taste or flavour, esp. an ill taste …1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 WAYGANG a lingering taste or flavour, an aftertaste …1754 Sc.
 
TASTE – NOUNS, PERSON
 GUSTER a professional or official taster …1609 Sc. obs.
 TASTER a domestic officer whose duty it is to taste food and drink about to be served to his master, in order to ascertain their quality, or to detect poison …1387
– TASTER one who tastes or tries the quality of a thing by tasting; one whose office, business, or employment is to taste the quality of victuals sold to the public, as ale, wine, tea, etc. by taste …c1440
 
TASTE – VERBS
 ABITE to bite, to nip, to taste …c1000 obs.
 AIR to taste …Bk1898 Sc.
 DELIBATE to take a little of; to taste, to sip …1623 obs.
 FAND to taste food, etc. …c893 obs.
 FOND to taste food, etc. …c893 obs.
 GUST to taste; to relish …c1430 Sc.
 GUST THE GAB to give a taste or relish to …1773 Sc.
 HANDSEL;  HANSEL to use for the first time; to be the first to test, try, prove, taste …1605
 MAKE ONE’S TONGUE SLAP ONE IN THE FOREHEAD of food: to taste good …2008 Amer. dial.
 MAKE ONE’S TONGUE SLAP ONE’S BRAIN of food: to taste good …2003 Amer. dial.
 MAKE ONE’S TONGUE SLAP ONE’S JAW TEETH OUT of food: to taste good …1986 Amer. dial.
 MAKE ONE’S TONGUE SLAP ONE’S TONSILS of food: to taste good …2009 Amer. dial.
 MAKE ONE’S TONGUE SLAP THE ROOF OF ONE’S MOUTH of food: to taste good …1967 Amer. dial.
 MISTASTE to spoil the taste of; to have no taste for …1613 obs.
 QUALIFY to modify the quality or strength of, to make stronger, dilute or otherwise fit for taste; as, to ‘qualify’ liquors …1816 Amer. dial.
 REHEARSE to leave a strong taste in the mouth; to rise on the stomach, as of food which disagrees …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SAY to assay, to test; to taste …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 TACK to give a smack or taste to ..1868 Eng. dial.
 TARAGE to have a taste; to have a flavour …c1407 obs.
 TASTE LIKE MORE to taste very good, making one eager to have more …1869 Amer. dial.
 TASTE LIKE MORE’S BEHIND to taste very good, making one eager to have more …1869 Amer. dial.
 TASTE ONE’S MOUTH to please one’s sense of taste …1909 Amer. dial.


TASTEFUL, TASTY – ADJECTIVES
GUSTFUL full of ‘gust’ or flavour; pleasant to the taste, tasty …1647 obs.
GUSTY tasty, savoury, appetizing …1721 Sc.
LICIOUS delicious, tasty, savoury …c1420 obs. rare
 MOREISH of food: appetizing, tasty …1905 Amer. dial.
 MOREY of food: appetizing, tasty …1975 Amer. dial.
 MORISH of food: appetizing, tasty …1905 Amer. dial.
NEAT of preparations, esp. in cookery: dainty, tasteful …1611
NOSHABLE suitable for noshing; tasty, delicious …1966 colloq.
SCRUMPTIOUS delicious, extra-tasty…1881 sl., orig. US
SIPID savoury; tasty; full of flavour …1623 rare


TASTELESS, TASTELESSNESS – ADJECTIVES
DADDOCKY inferior, weak; tasteless …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FADE that has lost taste; insipid, commonplace, uninteresting …1715 obs.
FATUOUS tasteless, insipid, vapid …1608 obs.
GUSTLESS tasteless, insipid …1636 obs.
MALMY of fruit: mellow, soft, juiceless; of food generally: vapid, tasteless …1843 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TAMMACHLESS tasteless, insipid …1825 Sc.
WALLOW tasteless, insipid; sickly …c897 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
WALLOWISH insipid, tasteless, flat; also, ill-tasting, nauseous, esp. through being over-sweet …1548 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
WALSH insipid, tasteless, ill-tasting; having a sickly taste, nauseous …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
WELSH insipid, tasteless; of cider, etc.: watery, poor …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.

TASTELESS etc. – NOUNS
WABBLE wishy-washy, tasteless liquid food or drink …1899 Sc.
 WALSHNESS insipidity; tastelessness …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

TASTELESS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
MADGE a tasteless person …1950s homosexual sl.
SANTA CLAUS a vulgar, gaudy, and tasteless dresser …1980s US sl.
SARACEN an ignorant and tasteless person; a barbarian …1714 obs.


TATTER, TATTERED – ADJECTIVES
 ALL TO RATS AND RIBBONS ragged, tattered ,,,,B1900 Eng. dial.
 BETATTERED all in tatters, ragged …1618
 BETORN torn; torn about the sides, tattered …a1300 obs.
 HAGGERTY-TAGGERTY in a ragged state; tattered; like a ragamuffin …1891 Sc.
 HAGGERTY-TAG-LIKE ragged, tattered, ragamuffin …Bk1905 Sc.
 MORE HOLY THAN RIGHTEOUS phr. applied to a tattered garment or person …1880 colloq.
 RAGG-ARSED of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGG-ASSED of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGGED-ARSE tattered …c1880 sl.
 RAGGED-ARSED of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGGEDY-ARSE tattered …c1880 sl.
 RAGGEDY-ARSED of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGGEDY-ASS of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGGEDY-ASSED of clothes: tattered …L19 sl.
 RAGGY-ARSE tattered …c1880 sl.
 RAGGY-ARSED tattered …c1880 sl.
 RAG-TAILED tattered; like a ragamuffin …1887 colloq.
 TAGGED of a garment: slashed; tattered …c1380
 TAGGOWY tattered, ragged …1929 Sc.
 TALDERY tattered, ragged …1929 Sc.
 TARGED shabby in appearance; tattered …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 TATTER tattered, ragged …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TATTERY tattered, ragged, frayed out …1835 Eng. dial.
 
TATTER etc. – NOUNS
 FANEREL a rag, a tatter, a flapping piece of cloth …1819 Sc.
 JAGS rags, tatters …1637 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 JAM-RAGS rags, tatters …1878 Eng. dial. obs.
 JIM-RAGS rags, tatters, shreds …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LALLOPS rags, tatters …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LITTOCKS rags and tatters …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
 RAGS AND JAGS tattered clothing …c1860 sl.
 RALLOCK a tattered garment; a rag …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RALTALLACKS rags and tatters …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RATS rags, tatters …1790 Eng. dial.
 TAG-RAG a fluttering rag, a tatter …1827
 TAIVERS rags, tatters, tears …1846 Sc.
 TARGAT a tatter; a shred …1773 Sc. obs.
 TARGET a tatter, a shred …1773 Sc.
– TATTER-WALLOPS rags, tatters; torn flapping clothing …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
TATTER etc. – VERBS
 SCOW to trim; to cut off rags or tatters …Bk1904 Sc.
 TARTLE to rend, to tatter …1877 Sc. & Ireland


TATTLE, TATTLING – ADJECTIVES
GABBIT loquacious, talkative, tattling; impudent, impertinent …1808 Sc.
TITTLE-TATTLE addicted to tattling; gossiping …1719

TATTLE etc. – NOUNS
MOCKINGBIRD TALE loose tattle of one who receives a bit of scandal in confidence, and proceeds to broadcast it …1950 Amer. dial.

TATTLE etc. – VERBS
BLATE to tattle …1905 Amer. dial.
BLEAT to tattle …1905 Amer. dial.
 CALL to tattle, to gossip, to spread reports; to run about idly …1872 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 CALL CLASHES to spread malicious reports, to gossip, to tattle …Bk1898 Sc.
DIDDLE to tattle, to gossip …1810 Eng. dial.
PACK NEWS to gossip; to tattle; to tell tales …1903 Amer. dial.
PACK TALES to gossip, to tattle, to tell tales …1950 Amer. dial.
PEACH to tell or tattle; to give information …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
PIMP to snoop, to sneak, to tattle, to inform on …1851 Amer. dial.
SCLAVE to spread a story though gossip or tittle-tattle; to rumour-monger; spec. of malicious rumours, to slander, to defame, to calumniate …1825 Sc.
SQUEAL to turn informer; to tattle …1846 sl.
SWITCH to tell or tattle; to give information …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TAT to gossip, to tattle …1953 Amer. dial.
TATTER to chatter; to tattle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TATTERTALE to tattle …2005 Amer. dial.


TATTLER, TATTLETALE – NOUNS, PERSON (also see TALEBEARER, TELLTALE)
 BLAB an open-mouthed person; one who has not sufficient control over his tongue; a revealer of secrets or of what ought to be kept private; a babbler, a tattler, a telltale …c1374
 BLABBER one who blabs; one who reveals secrets; a telltale; a tattler …1557
 BLABBERER one who reveals secrets; a telltale, a tattler …c1375
 BUSY-LICKUM a gossip, a tattletale …1990s W. Indies sl.
 CACKLE one who chats or gossips; a telltale, tattler, or blabber; one who divulges a secret …a1225 sl.
 CACKLER one who chats or gossips; a talkative person; a telltale, tattler, or blabber; one who divulges a secret …a1400 sl.
 GAB a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox; one who talks too much or too loudly  …1822 Sc.
 GABBIE a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox …1841 Sc.
 GABBOCK a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox …1866 Sc.
 HAKE a forward, tattling woman …Bk1905 Sc.
 LAB a chatterbox, a tattler; one who cannot keep a secret …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial
 LABICAN a gossip, a tattler, a busybody …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LAB-O’-THE-TONGUE a chatterbox, tattler; one who cannot keep a secret …1746 Eng. dial.
 NARC;  NARK a tattletale …1976 Amer. sl.
 NEWS PACKER a tattletale, a gossip …1983 Amer. dial.
 SCLAVE a gossip; one who tittle-tattles; a scandal-monger …1969 Sc.
 TABBY an old or elderly maiden lady; an old maid; sometimes applied to any spiteful or ill-natured female gossip or tattler …1761 
 TALE PACKER a tattletale, a gossip …1939 Amer. dial.
 TALE-PIE a telltale; an informer; a tattler …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
 TALE-PYET a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets; an informer, a tattler …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TITIVIL a mischievous talebearer; a tattling telltale …1523 obs.
 TITTERER a tattler, a telltale …1377 obs.
– TITTLE-GOOSE a foolish, tattling person; a telltale, a foolish blab …1807 Eng. dial.
 TITTLER one who tattles; a whisperer, a telltale, a talebearer; a gossip …1399 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TITTLE-TATTLE a habitual tattler; one given up to gossip; esp. a woman so addicted …1580 obs.
 TITTLE-TATTLER one addicted to tattling; an idle talker, a gossip …1600
– TWITTLE-TWAT a chatterer, one who talks nonsense; a tattler, a babbler …1662 obs. rare
 WHIFFER a tattletale …1952 Amer. dial.


TATTOO, TATTOOED – ADJECTIVES
CUT-PAINTED adorned with cuts or gashes, tattooed …1611 obs.
TACKED BACK covered with tattoos …1989 US sl.

TATTOO etc. – NOUNS
A.C.A.B. all coppers are bastards; a popular tattoo in the UK, esp. among Hell’s Angels and other outlaw groups …1940s sl.
SKIN-PRINTS tattoo marks …1650 obs.
TACK a (prison-created) tattoo …1992 US criminals’ sl.

TATTOO etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
MODERN PRIMITIVE a member of a contemporary tribal culture; also, a person who adorns his or her body in a manner usually associated with certain tribal cultures, by tattooing, piercing, scarification, etc. …1926
TATTOO BOY one who flashes assorted tattoos …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
TATTOOER one who practices tattooing …1837
TATTOOIST a professional tattooer …1894

TATTOO etc. – VERBS
MARK UP to tattoo …1980s Aust. prison sl.
TAG to tattoo part of the body …1993 US sl.


TAUNT, TAUNTING – ADJECTIVES
 JEERY scornfully derisive, taunting, scoffing …1606 obs. rare
 
TAUNT etc. – NOUNS
 BAB a taunt; a gibe …Bk1911 Sc.
 BAUCHLING reproaching, taunting …1835 Sc.
 BISMER a reproach, a taunt, an insult …971 obs.
 BOB a taunt, a gibe …Bk1911 Sc.
 EDWIT reproach, rebuke, taunt; taunting speech …c825 obs.
 GAB a taunt …a1225 obs.
 JOE a taunt to or warning of the approach of a policeman …M19 Aust. & NZ
 LEDOR a biting taunt …1623 obs.
 MICKEY-TAKING;  MICKY-TAKING an act of derisive taunting …1959 UK sl.
 OPPROBRATION reproaching, taunting, reviling …c1616 obs. rare
 QUIB a taunt, a jibe …1656 obs.
 SNAP an insult, esp. a public taunt …1990s Amer. sl.
 SOUND a taunt or tease; an insult …1967 US sl.
 
TAUNT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 TAUNTRESS a woman who taunts, scoffs, or jeers …1557 rare
 
TAUNT etc. – VERBS
 BAIRGE;  BERGE to speak in a loud and angry manner; to scold, to rail, to taunt loudly …1887 Sc.
 BANTER to squabble, to tease, to taunt …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BETWIT to reproach; to taunt, to jibe …1661 obs. rare
 CHECK to tease, to taunt …1941 Amer. dial.
 CRACK to taunt or insult, as with a wisecrack …1942 Amer. sl., chiefly Black
 CRACK ON to taunt or insult, as with a wisecrack …1942 Amer. sl., chiefly Black
 DIG OUT to taunt, to insult …1998 UK sl.
 DING ON THE NOSE to taunt, to reprove …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 EDWITE to taunt, to blame, to reproach …c825 obs.
 EMBRAID to upbraid, to taunt, to mock; also, to reproach one with …1481 obs.
 GUY to mock, to ridicule; to taunt; to tease…1854 Amer. sl.
 HEASCEN to mock, to deride, to taunt …c1000 obs.
– HEASCEN to rail, to utter taunts …c1000 obs.
 JOE to taunt, (esp. a policeman) with a cry of ‘joe’ …M19 Aust. & NZ
 NAG to gnaw, to nibble …1825 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 NARG to keep grumbling and finding fault; to be peevish; to argue snappishly; to nag, to taunt …1824 Sc.
 PUT SOMETHING AGAINST A MAN’S BEARD to taunt him with it …1387 obs.
 QUIB to taunt, to gibe at, to quip …1592 obs. rare
 SCANCE to criticize, to be censorious about, to reproach, to taunt …1801 Sc.
 TASH to slander; to cast a stain on a person; to upbraid, to taunt …1827 Sc. obs.
 TAUNTIFY to taunt …1901 Eng. dial.
 UPCAST to taunt or reproach …1930 Amer. dial.


TAVERN – see DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT


TAWDRILY, TAWDRY – ADJECTIVES
DAY-GLO blatantly gaudy or tawdry; cheaply flashy; vulgarly colourful and bright…1950s Amer. sl.
MAWKY of a woman: dowdy and ungainly; wearing tawdry finery …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAGGLETIE coarse in appearance, haggard and tawdry …a1838 Sc.
RORY-TORY having a mixture of all sorts of flaring colours; gaudy, tawdry, showy, dashing; generally used of colour in dress …1874 Eng. & Amer. dial.  
TACKEY;  TACKY of clothing or appearance: unfashionable, dowdy; untidy, slovenly, shabby; gaudy, tawdry …1862 Amer. sl.
TANTAWDHERLY tawdry, slovenly …1889 Eng. dial.
TATHERY-OUTERY tawdry, flaunting …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
TAUPIE;  TAUPY;  TAWPIE;  TAWPY foolish, awkward, slovenly, ill-conditioned; tawdry …1823 Sc.

TAWDRILY etc. – ADVERBS
CHAUNCHY in a cheap, tawdry manner …1968 Amer. dial.

TAWDRILY etc. – NOUNS
FAIRINGS tawdry articles sold or to be won at a fair …20C
FALLALERY tawdry finery; gaudy ornament …1833
 MONMOUTH STREET FINERY tawdry clothes, furniture, etc.; pretense, pretentiousness …c1850 Brit. colloq.
– TAWDRUM a tawdry decoration …1680 nonce word obs.
TINSELRY showy and tawdry material or ornamentation …1820

TAWDRILY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BARTHOLOMEW BABY a tawdrily dressed person; an overdressed woman …1639
BEAGLE a tawdry or strangely-dressed person …Bk1876 Eng. dial.
DAWKIN a slatternly woman; one who is dirty and tawdry in her dress; a sloven, a slut …1674 Eng. dial.
– DOZZLE an oddly-dressed, tawdry woman; a slattern …1855 Eng. dial.

TAWDRILY etc. – VERBS
BETAWDER to bedizen with tawdry finery, to adorn gaudily …a1689 obs.


TAWNY – ADJECTIVES
– tawny TANDY 1496 obs.
– tawny, badger-coloured BADGER-PIED 1845 Eng. dial.
– tawny, dingy-coloured, dun, sallow DIN 1794 Sc.


TAX, TAXABLE – ADJECTIVES
 LAYABLE taxable, rateable …c1599 obs.
 
TAX etc. – NOUNS
 ALCABALA a tax, esp. a sales tax …1824 Amer. dial. obs.
 AJAX tax …Brit. rhyming sl.
 DECIMATION the exaction of tithes, or of a tax of one-tenth …1549
 DEDUCK a tax deduction …Bk2006 US sl.
 IMPOSITION the levying of a tax; taxation …c1374 obs.
 LAY the act of imposing a tax; an impost, assessment, rate, tax …1558 obs . exc. Eng. dial.
 MALETOLT an unjust or burdensome tax …1514 Law obs.
 SCOT AND LOT a just proportion of taxes; a contribution …1733 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 TOLNE tax, custom, duty …1023 obs.
 
TAX etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 CATCHPOLE;  CATCHPOLL a tax-gatherer, an exactor of taxes or imposts; a (Roman) publican …a1050 obs.
 DECIMATOR an exactor or receiver of tithes, or of taxes to the amount of one-tenth …1673 obs.
 FACTORS tax gatherers …Bk1869 sl.
 GABELIER a person who collects taxes or gabelles …1598 hist. rare
 GABELLEMAN a tax collector …Bk1881 obs.
 GABELLER a collector of the ‘gabelle’ (a tax, specifically, the salt-tax imposed in France before the Revolution); a tax-gatherer …1670 obs.
 GABELLIER a collector of the ‘gabelle’ (a tax, specifically, the salt-tax imposed in France before the Revolution); a tax-gatherer …1599 obs.
 GABLATORES those who paid gabel (a tax, imposition, or duty) …Bk1856
 GATHERER a collector of taxes …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GAUD-GATHER a tax collector …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
 GHOSTBUSTER a person who investigates tax fraud …Bk2007 US colloq.
 SAFFI a catchpole; a taxman, one who gathers taxes; an officer who arrests debtors …Bk1852 (Italian)
 TAILLAGER a collector of taxes …Bk1855 obs.
 TAXABLE one who is subject to taxation …1662 orig. US
 TAXATOR one who assesses a subsidy, impost, or tax; one who levies a tax …1424 now hist.
 TAX-DODGER one who avoids paying taxes …1876 US
 TAXER one who determines the amount of a tax, fine, price, etc.; an assessor …1377 obs.
– TAXER one who levies a tax or taxes; a tax-collector …1603-4
 TAXES, THE the tax-collector …1874 colloq.
 TAX-FIGHTER one who resists the payment of taxes and contests them in court …Bk1891 Amer.
 TAX-GATHERER a collector of taxes …1693 arch.
 TAXMAN a tax-collector …1891
 TAX-TAKER one who collects taxes; a levier or receiver of taxes …1610
 TOLLER a tax-gatherer …c1000 obs.
 TOLNER a tax-gatherer …c1050 obs.
 VECTIGAL a collector of tribute; a tax-collector …1535 obs. rare
 
TAX etc. – VERBS
 DECIMATE to exact a tenth or a tithe from; to tax to the amount of one-tenth …1656 obs.
 LAY to assess, to rate, to tax a person …c1330 obs.
 SOAK to charge a high price; to tax heavily; to extort money from …L19 sl. orig. US
 SCOT to pay taxes; to tax or rate …Bk1904 Sc.


TAXI – ADJECTIVES
 GYPSY unlicensed, unregulated, usually owned by the operator; independent of any organization, legal or otherwise; generally applied to a taxicab or truck, although originally to a racehorse owner/jockey …1951 US sl.
 
TAXI – ADVERBS
 DEADHEAD of a cab, aeroplane, etc.: being driven without its usual load or passengers …1920s sl.
 
TAXI – NOUNS
 AFTAX a Black-owned taxi, usually an old American-made car …1960s S. Afr. sl., derogatory
 CABBING working as a cab driver …1980s sl.
 CAB YAB shop talk among taxi drivers …Brit. sl.
 CLOCK a taxi meter …1939 Amer. colloq.
 FAST BLACK a black London taxi …1960s UK society sl.
 GIP a cabdriver who does not start the meter, hence, can pocket the fare …1930s Amer. sl.
 GIPSY an independent cab-driver or taxi-cab …1950s US sl.
 GYPSY a taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not enable it to pick up passengers on the street …1940s Amer. sl.
 GYPSY CAB a taxicab operating without a taxi license or medallion, or with only a livery license that does not enable it to pick up passengers on the street …1970s Amer. sl.
 HACK an omnibus or taxicab …1928 Amer. dial.
 HACK RACK taxi-cab stand …1970s US sl.
 HAZARD in Ireland: a cab-stand …1882
 KWELA-KWELA a minibus taxi …1980s S. Afr. Black sl.
 OLD BILL an extraordinarily profitable taxi fare …c1917 taxi drivers usage
 SANDY MACNAB;  SANDY MCNAB a taxi-cab …1940s rhyming sl.
 SERVICE CAR a taxi; a car used to provide an unofficial bus service …1965 Amer. dial.
 SKI a taxi …1950s Aust. sl., possibly weak rhyming sl.
 SLAPSIE-MAXI a taxi …1963 NZ rhyming sl.
 ZOLA BUDD a black taxi …1980s S. Afr. sl.
 
TAXI – NOUNS, PERSON
 ACHNARD a taxi driver …1997 US police sl. (New York)
 BUTTERFLY a person who only works during certain periods of the year; a cab driver who only words during the summer months …1884 UK sl. rare
 CABBIE;  CABBY a cab-driver; now, spec., a taxi-driver …1859
 CASK a taxi …1930s US criminals’ sl.
 GIP;  GYP;  JIP a cabdriver who does not start the meter, hence, can pocket the fare …1930s Amer. sl.
 GIPSY;  GYPSY an independent cab-driver or taxi-cab …1950s US sl.
 HACK a taxi driver …1930s Aust. & US sl.
 HACKER a taxi driver …1930s US sl.
 HACKIE a horse cab driver; a taxi driver …1899 US sl.
 HACK-JOCKEY a taxi driver …Bk2000 hipster sl. 
 HACK PILOT a taxi-driver …1930s Aust. & US sl.
 HACK PUSHER a taxi-driver …1930s Aust. & US sl.
 HACKY a taxi-driver …1937 US sl.
 NIGHTHAWK a taxi driver who works late at night …1868 US sl.
 SCUTTLE a Black taxi passenger …1900s US sl., derogatory
 WESTMINSTER ABBEY a cabbie …20C rhyming sl.
 
TAXI – VERBS
 CAB to drive a cab …1980s sl.
 DEADHEAD to drive a cab, aeroplane, etc. without its usual load or passengers …1920s sl.
 HACK to ride in a hackney coach or taxicab …1879 Amer. sl.