Reverse Dictionary: TE – TEB


TEA – ADJECTIVES
 BARE of coffee, tea, or liquor: undiluted …1847 Amer. dial.
 BAREFOOT of coffee, tea, or liquor: undiluted …1847 Amer. dial.
 BAREFOOTED of coffee, tea, or liquor: undiluted …1847 Amer. dial.
 SAMMY of tea: half-cold, insipid …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 WATER BEWITCHED AND TEA BEGRUDGED said of weak tea …1840 Amer. dial.
 
TEA – NOUNS
 ACKAMARACKER tea …1920s sl.
 ACKAMARAKA tea …1920s sl.
 ACKERMARACKER tea …1920s sl.
 ARMS AND LEGS weak beer or tea; i.e. a drink that has ‘no body’ …L19 Eng. sl.
 BILLY CALL FATHER weak tea …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BLIB of tea, etc.: a weak, watery portion …Bk1911 Sc.
 BOILED LEAVES tea …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BREW-UP the making of tea …1944 sl.
 BUN RUSH tea (the meal) …20C Royal Navy sl.
 CANISTER a quantity of tea from 75 to 100 lbs. weight …1704 obs.
 CAP AND WAD tea and a bun in canteen, YMCA, or Church Army hut …World War I services’ sl.
 CAT-BLASH a weak, worthless drink; any thin liquid, as weak tea …19C Eng. dial.
 CHA tea …1919 Brit. sl.
 CHAR tea …L19 army colloq.
 CHAR AND WADS tea and buns ….L19 sl. obs.
 CHATTER-BROTH tea …L18 sl.
 CHINA a cup of tea, as served at a lunch counter …1967 Amer. sl.
 CHINAMAN (now usually offensive) a cup of tea …1895 Amer. sl.
 COLD ENGLISH iced tea …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CUPPA a cup of tea …1934 Brit. colloq.
 DANKS tea leaves …1893 Eng. dial.
 DARREL LEA tea …1980s Aust. prison sl.
 DISH OF TEA, A a cup of tea …1897 Sc.
 DISHWATER a very weak beverage, esp. coffee, tea, or beer …Bk1942 Amer. dial.
 DITCHWATER a very weak beverage, esp. coffee, tea, or beer …1965 Amer. dial.
 DRUM a tin or can in which tea is made …1931 sl.
 ENGLISH tea …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 ENGLISH WINTER iced tea …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GRUNTING PECK tea …1923 sl.
 GRUTS tea …c1810 colloq.
 GUNFIRE an early morning cup of tea served to troops before going on first parade, esp. one laced with rum …1912 army sl.
 GYPSIE LEE tea …1930s Aust. rhyming sl.
 IRISH TEA a drink made of tea laced with whisky …1967 Amer. dial.
 JABBLE a weak watery mixture, of tea, soup, or the like …1790 Sc.
 JACK-SHAY a tin quart-pot used for boiling water for tea …1881 Aust.
 JACKSHEA a tin quart-pot used for boiling water for tea …1890 Aust.
 JACK-THE-PAINTER a much adulterated green tea used in the bush …1852 Aust. sl.
 JUNGLE JUICE tea …1950s sl., chiefly UK juvenile usage
 MAID’S WATER any weak drink, esp. tea …L19 Aust. sl.
 MAKING of tea: the quantity or amount made at one time …1773 Sc.
 MANTY-MAKER’S STIR a stir given to the teapot to improve poor tea …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MASKING POT a teapot …1786 Sc.
 MIKE a cup of tea …1940s Aust. sl.
 MISERABLE weak tea …M19 sl.
 MONEY bubbles in a cup of tea …c1870 colloq.
 NANCY LEE tea …1960 Brit. rhyming sl.
 NERRY a tea-kettle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 NUX tea …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 OIL tea …c1930 army sl.
 OLD GOWN smuggled tea …M19 sl.
 PITCHER OF TEA, A a cup of tea …1899 Sc.
 QUART-POT TEA a tea made in the bush; a tin quart of water is set down by the fire, and when it is boiling hard, a handful of tea is thrown in …1878 Aust. 
 RIVER LEA tea, esp. a poor quality cup of tea …1859 UK rhyming sl.
 ROSIE (LEE);  ROSY (LEE) tea …1925 Brit. rhyming sl.
 SAILORS (ON THE SEA) tea …1961 UK rhyming sl.
 SCALD any hot drink, esp. tea …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SCALDER tea …L19 sl.
 SCANDAL-BROTH tea …L18 sl.
 SCANDAL-POTION tea …1786 Sc.
 SCANDAL-SOUP tea …L18 sl.
 SCANDAL-WATER tea …L18 sl.
 SEASONING cream or sugar as an ingredient in tea of coffee …1897 Amer. dial.
 SERGEANT-MAJOR(‘S) strong sweet tea; tea with rum …1925 Brit. military sl.
 SHEEP DIP strong tea …1979 Amer. lumberjacks’ usage
 SKILLY an insipid beverage, esp. coffee or tea …1927 sl.
 SLUSH tea …1988 Sc. sl.
 SNOW-BROTH cold tea …L19 sl.
 SPLASH tea …1960 Brit. sl.
 SPLIT PEA tea …1857 rhyming sl.
 TANCY LEE tea …20C rhyming sl.
 TEA BEGRUDGED tea given sparingly, weak tea …1885 Eng. dial.
 TEA-ROYAL tea with spirits in it …B1900 Eng. dial.
 WACK-ROWDY-DOW weak beer, broth, tea, etc. …1895 Eng. dial.
 WATER BEWITCHED weak tea, punch or any other liquor …L17 sl.
 WHALER’S DELIGHT brown sugar mixed with cold tea to make a thick paste …1900s Aust. sl.
 
TEA – NOUNS, PERSON
 TEA-DRUNKARD one who habitually drinks tea to such excess as to suffer from its toxic effects …Bk1919
 TEAER one who takes tea …1891
 TEA-FIGHTER one who attends a tea party, and by implication dislikes alcohol …1885 Aust. sl.
 TEA-GUZZLER a man who frequents tea parties …1917 US sl.
 TEA-HAND a tea-drinker …1896 Sc.
 TEA-HOUND a man who frequents tea parties; a ladies’ man; a womanizer …1915
 TEA-JENNY one who is addicted to drinking tea, male or female …1953 Sc.
 TEA-MAN a merchant who deals in tea; a tea-dealer …1837
– TEA-MAN one who is addicted to drinking tea …1905 Sc.
 TEAPOT one who drinks an excessive amount of tea …1893 US sl.
 
TEA – PHRASES
 TEA IS FIT, THE the tea is ready …B1900 Eng. dial.
 TEA IS LIKE, THE the tea is ready …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
TEA – VERBS
 BEAM of a teapot: to warm or season it before putting in the tea …1825 Sc.
 BOIL THE BILLY to make a cup of tea …1839 Aust. sl.
 BREW UP to make tea …1916 sl.
 DRUM UP to make tea in a billy-can, etc. …1923 sl.
 MASH to infuse tea …1845 Eng. dial.
 MASK to infuse tea …1814 Sc.
 MILK to add milk to tea …1877 Eng. dial.
 SCALD to make tea …20C Irish sl.
 SEASON to add cream or sugar to tea or coffee …1967 Amer. dial.
 THROTTLE THE TEAPOT to have tea; ‘to squeeze the pot’ …884 Eng. dial.


TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHING – ADJECTIVES
AUTODIDACTIC self-taught; acquired by teaching oneself …1847
CHRESTOMATHIC devoted to the learning of useful matters; teaching what is useful …1819

TEACH etc. – NOUNS
DIDACTICITY devotion to or aptitude for teaching …1848 rare
DIDACTICS the science or art of teaching …1660
DIDASCALICS didactics …a1846
KENNING teaching, instruction …c1320 obs.
LEARNING teaching, schooling …c1380 obs.
LERING instruction, teaching …a1300 obs.

TEACH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ALPHABET SLINGER a schoolteacher …1969 Amer. dial.
– BAJULUS a pedagogue; a teacher, esp. a strict or pedantic one …Bk1922
– BB’s a clever person; a teacher (Big Brains) …1986 US sl.
– BEAK a schoolmaster …1888 schoolboys’ sl.
– BETTY a woman; a schoolteacher …1967 Amer. dial.
BUMMER Bk1970 US students’ sl. – a difficult teacher or course
– CHALKIE;  CHALKY a teacher …1945 Aust. sl. 
– CHIEF ITCH AND RUB the most important person; the head of any group, as a school principal, Army officer, office  overseer, etc. …20C Amer. sl.
– CRAB an unsociable student or teacher …Bk1934 college sl.
– DAME the mistress of a private elementary school for children, usually an old woman or widow …a1649 now nearly obs.
DOGWOOD Bk1970 US students’ sl. – an easy teacher
– DOMINIE a schoolmaster …17C Sc.
– EDUCATRESS a female educator or teacher …1805
– FESS a male teacher, a professor …1930 Amer. dial.
– FESSOR a male teacher, a professor …1908 Amer. dial.
– GAMALIEL a pedant; a distinguished teacher …19C sl.
– GAME-MASTER a male teacher at a school or college in charge of physical education …1904 obs.
– GENERAL anyone in authority, as a boss, school principal, head of a household, or the like …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– GERUND-GRINDER one who instructs in Latin grammar; a schoolmaster or tutor; a pedantic teacher; used derisively …1710 
– GUZINTER a schoolteacher …1940s Aust. sl.
– HABERDASHER a schoolmaster …1828 Eng. dial.
– HABERDASHER OF NOUNS AND PRONOUNS a schoolmaster; a tutor …L17 sl.
– HABERDASHER OF PRONOUNS a schoolmaster; a tutor …L17 sl.
– HYPODIDASCAL an under-teacher; an assistant to a schoolmaster or head-teacher …1625 obs.
– JANITOR an usher in a school; an assistant teacher …1584 obs.
– JANITORESS n. a female janitor; a female doorkeeper or usher in a school …1866
– JANITRESS a female janitor; a female doorkeeper or usher in a school …1806
– JANITRIX a female janitor; a female doorkeeper or usher in a school …1841
– KEEK-THE-VENNEL a nickname for a school attendance officer …c1890 Sc.
KITTY Bk1970 US students’ sl. – an easy teacher or course
– LAIR-FATHER a schoolmaster; an instructor; one whose conduct has influenced others …1684 Eng. dial.
– LAREW a teacher …c900 obs.
– LEARNER a teacher …1382 obs.
– LEARNING-SHOVER a schoolteacher …1869 Cockneys’ sl.
– LERER a teacher …a1300 obs.
– LITERARY TEACHER a public school teacher …1966 Amer. dial.
– LORESMAN a teacher, instructor …1377 obs.
– MASTER a man to whose care a child or children are committed for purposes of instruction; a tutor, preceptor; in later use, chiefly a teacher in a school, a schoolmaster; also, a professional teacher of some special subject, as an art or a language …c888
– MAN one in authority, such as the skipper of a boat, or a male school teacher …c1895 Sc.
– NANA a headmaster …1960s sl.
– NIP-LUG a nickname for a schoolmaster …1880 Sc. 
– OLD HELLION a female schoolteacher …1965 Amer. dial. 
– OLD MAN, THE any senior figure, the boss, a headmaster …E19 sl., orig. US
– PÆDAGOGUE a pedagogue; a teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; a schoolmaster …1387
– PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA a strict parent or teacher …Bk1942 US sl.
– PRECEPTOR an instructor, teacher, tutor; the head of a school …1400
– PRECEPTRESS a woman who is an instructor; a teacher, tutor; a woman who is the head of a school 
– RAMROD a school teacher …1936 Amer. dial.
SAIL BY Bk1970 US students’ sl. – an easy teacher or course
– SCHOOLEY a teacher …1889 Aust. & Eng. sl.
– SCHOOL-GAFFER a schoolmaster …1901 Eng. dial.
– SCHOOLIE a teacher …1889 Aust. & Eng. sl.
– SCHOOL-MA’AM a school mistress …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– TACK an adviser to a boys’ school; a school dean …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– TAWSE-SWASHER a wielder of the ‘tawse”; a schoolmaster …1885 Sc. 
– TEACH a teacher …1958 sl.
– TEACHER one who teaches or instructs; an instructor; also, one whose function is to give instruction, esp. in a school …a1300
– TEACHERESS a female teacher …1382
– TEACHER’S AID a teacher’s assistant who helps with the less-skilled tasks a teacher is called upon to do, such as helping children with their coats, etc. …1956 
– TICKLE-TAIL that which, or one who, tickles the ‘tail’; a schoolmaster’s rod; a schoolmaster …1785 sl.
– UNDERMASTER a subordinate instructor; in schools, a master or teacher below the headmaster …1388 
USHER 1711 US – an assistant teacher
– VERB-GRINDER a schoolmaster or tutor; spec. a pedantic pedagogue …1809 UK sl. 
– WAG-TAWSE a jocular name for a schoolmaster …1859 Sc.
– WARDEN a school teacher …1954 US teen sl.
– WHIP-ARSE a schoolmaster …1611 obs.
– WISDOM-BRINGER a cowboy’s term for a schoolteacher …Bk1936 US cowboy usage 
– YOUTH-MASTER a master who teaches young people …1550 obs.

TEACH etc. – PHRASES
ILL TO LEARN hard to teach …Bk1905 N. Ireland

TEACH etc. – VERBS
AMAISTER to teach …1876 Eng. dial. obs.
BETEACH to teach, to instruct …a1300 obs.
COMMONSTRATE to make clear; to teach, to demonstrate, to impart information …1623 obs.
DISCIPLINATE to discipline, to train, to teach …a1586 obs.
EDOCEATE to teach …1623 obs.
EDOCTRINATE to teach thoroughly, to train …1625 obs. rare
ERUDIATE to instruct, to educate, to teach …B1895 obs.
KEN to impart the knowledge of a thing; to teach one something …a1225 obs.
LAIR to teach …1838 Eng. dial.
LARE to teach …1838 Eng. dial.
LEARN to teach …14C
LERE to teach; to give instruction to a person …c900 obs.
LESSON to give a lesson or lessons to, to instruct, to teach; to admonish, to rebuke, to reprove …1555
SHOW HOW THE BEAR CAME OUT OF THE BUCKWHEAT to teach something …1917 Amer. dial.
SHOW HOW THE BEAR CAME OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS to teach something …1917 Amer. dial.
SKILL to teach, to instruct …a1813 rare
TAKE FORTH to teach …1549 obs.
TAKE OUT to teach …1642 obs.
TENT to show, to teach …1882 Eng. dial.


TEACUP – NOUNS
– a teacup, esp. an old-fashioned one made without a handle TEA-DISH 1868 Eng. dial.


TEAM – NOUNS
– a team or gang; a company of people; an organization, an ‘outfit’; a crowd LAYOUT 1867 Amer. dial.

TEAM – NOUNS, PERSON
– a member of a team or group TEAMER 1934
– a member of a team or group TEAMMAN 1954
– a member of a team who thinks of himself more than the team I-GUY 1997 US sl.


TEA PARTY – NOUNS
BUN-FIGHT a tea party …1928 sl.
 BUN-STRUGGLE a tea-party; orig. an entertainment for soldiers in a garrison …1889 sl., orig. military
BUN-WORRY a tea-party; orig. an entertainment for soldiers in a garrison …1911 sl., orig. military
– MUFFIN-FIGHT a tea-party …c1885 Brit. sl.
– MUFFIN-WORRY a tea-party …c1860 Brit. sl.
TEA-AND-EATING a tea party at which substantial food is provided …1891 Sc.
TEA-FIGHT a tea party …1849 sl.


TEAR, TEARING – NOUNS
 BARN DOOR a triangular tear in a piece of cloth …1865 Amer. dial.
 BRACK a tear or flaw, usually in fabric …1816 Amer. dial.
 CAG an angular tear or rent in cloth …1870 Eng. dial.
 CALF TAIL a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing from catching it on something sharp …1968 Amer. dial.
 EAGLE-HAWK a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing; a rip, a cut …1967 Amer. dial.
 ELL an L-shaped tear in cloth …1966 Amer. dial.
 HATCH a tear in a garment caused by catching it on some projecting object …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 JAG a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing from catching it on something sharp …1967 Amer. dial.
 KAG an angular tear or rent in cloth …1870 Eng. dial.
 LANIATION a tearing like a butcher …1623 obs.
 NAGELHAWK a rip or tear in a piece of clothing …1951 Amer. dial.
 NUMBER SEVEN a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing from catching it on something sharp …1968 Amer. dial.
 RANT a rent, a tear …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 REAM a tear, a rent …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 REEF a rent, a tear …Bk1904 N. Ireland
 SCREED a rent, a tear; a gap; the sound made by tearing or rending …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SCREEDING a rending, a tearing; a scolding match among women, when violence may go to the length of tearing or ‘screeding’ the cap …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCRIT a tear, a rent; a scratch …1892 Sc.
 SEVEN a three-cornered tear in a piece of clothing from catching it on something sharp …1968 Amer. dial.
 SKEG a rent in a piece of cloth, such as would be made by a stump of a branch …1839 Eng. dial.
 TARTLES fringe-like projections from an old torn garment …1892 Sc.
 TRAP-DOOR a triangular tear in cloth …1890 Amer. dial.
 TRAP-HATCH a triangular tear in cloth …1890 Amer. dial.
 TRAPPATCH a rent in clothes …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
 WAIME a flaw, a tear …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WINKLE-HAWK a tear in the shape of the letter L in a cloth; a rip or cut …1848 Amer. dial.
 
TEAR etc. – VERBS
 BEREND to rend or tear badly …1582
 BESCRAMBLE to scratch, to tear …1598 obs. rare
 CAG to tear, to rip; to make an angular tear in cloth; to cut unevenly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 CONVEL to tear or mangle …1638 obs.
 DECERP to pluck off or out; to extract, to excerpt; to tear apart …1531 obs.
 DILACERATE to tear something or someone apart …arch., literary
– HALE to pull or tear asunder or in pieces; to cause to shrink …a1300 obs.
 HARROW to tear, to lacerate, to wound physically …1633
 HATCH to tear a thing by catching it on something …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 JAG to make ragged or uneven by cutting or tearing …1568
 KAG to tear, to rip; to make an angular tear in cloth; to cut unevenly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LAB to rip or tear skin or cloth so as to leave a shred or strip hanging loose …1958 Sc.
 LANCINATE to pierce, to tear …1603 rare
 LANIATE to lacerate; to tear in pieces …1721 rare
 MAMMOCK to break, tear, or cut into fragments; to shred …1520 Eng. dial.
 MOMMOCK to break or cut into pieces; to crumble; to tear; to mangle; to carve awkwardly …1853 Eng. dial.
 MOMOX to tear into pieces; to mangle; to beat severely, to maul …1867 Amer. dial.
 MUMMOCK to break or cut into pieces; to crumble; to tear; to mangle; to carve awkwardly …1853 Eng. dial.
 RACE to tear, to go in pieces …a1375 rare
– RACE to scratch or tear with something sharp; to cut or slash …c1440 obs. exc. techn.
 RACK to pull or tear apart; to separate by force; to break up …1549 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 RAG to tear in pieces; to make ragged, to tear in a ragged manner …c1440 obs.
 RAGGET to tear into rags; to beat about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAISE to tear; to scratch; to cut …c1475 obs.
– RAMP to snatch, to tear, to pluck; to pull suddenly or sharply …1567 obs.
– RANCH to tear, to cut, to scratch …c1430 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
 RANT to rent, to pull, to tear …1872 Eng. dial.
 RAP AND REND to snatch and tear; to waste, destroy property …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RASE to scratch or tear with something sharp; to cut, to slit, to slash, esp. the skin or clothing …c1400 obs.
 RATCH to pull or tear in pieces …1781
 RATCHET to tear, to rend …B1900 Eng. dial.
 RAUNCH to munch, to gnaw; to tear up …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RAVE to pull; to tear up; to tear; to rout out, to disturb …1889 Eng. dial.
 REAM to tear, to split open …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 REEVE to break; to tear; to split wood …1809 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RETCH to tear; to pull asunder; to wrest …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SALIVATE to mangle, to tear apart …1936 Amer. dial.
 SAP tears, the moisture of grief or sorrow …1825 Sc.
 SCALE to rip a seam; to tear …1768 Sc.
 SCRAM to pull down violently; to tear off; to maul about …1892 Eng. dial.
 SCRAMB to pull down violently; to tear off; to maul about …1892 Eng. dial.
 SCREED to tear, to rend …1817 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SCREEDGE to tear …Bk1904 Sc. obs.
 SCRIEVE to tear, to drag aside …1865 Sc.
 SCRIT to tear, to rend; to scratch …1892 Sc.
 SCRIVE to tear, to drag aside …1865 Sc. & Ireland
 SHARK to cut or tear …1611 obs. rare
 SKAIL to rend, to spoil …1768 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. rare
 SKEG to tear jaggedly or as with a snag …1890 Eng. dial.
 TAAVE to tear, to rend …1972 Sc.
 TARTLE to rend, to tatter …1877 Sc. & Ireland
 TARYLUG to tear and pull about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TEAR TO MAMMOCKS to tear in pieces …1804 Eng. dial.
 TEASE to handle roughly; to tear; to toss about …1892 Sc.
 TIRE to tear, to tear at, to pluck …c1374 obs. rare
 TO-BREAK to rend, to tear clothes or the like …c1200 obs.
 TO-DRAW to pull apart, to draw or drag asunder; to tear to pieces; to destroy by tearing apart …c1205 obs.
 TO-LOUK;  TO-LUKE to pull or tear to pieces; to pull apart, to wrench asunder …c890 obs.
 TO-TOSE to tear to pieces …a1250 obs.


TEARFUL, TEARS – ADJECTIVES
 BEBLUBBERED disfigured by blubbering; befouled with tears …1583
 BEGRAT tear-stained; disfigured with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
 BEGRATTEN tear-stained; disfigured with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
 BEGRITTEN tear-stained, disfigured with weeping …1776 Sc.
 BEGRUTTEN tear-stained, disfigured with weeping …1776 Sc.
 BEWEPT drowned in tears; marked or disfigured by weeping …c1320 arch.
 BLIRT on the verge of tears …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLIRTED tear-stained; swollen with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLUBBERT tear-stained; disfigured by weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLUBBIT tear-stained; disfigured by weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
 COLLACHRYMATE mingled with tears; accompanied with weeping …1593 obs. rare
 DACRYOPOETIC producing or causing tears, like a ‘tear-jerker’ screenplay …18C
 FLUENT-TEARED easily moved to tears …1899 Eng. dial.
 GREETY inclined to shed tears; tearful …c1350 obs. rare
 GULPY mournful; tearful …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 IN BITS emotionally distraught or tearful …1999 UK sl.
 LACHRYMABLE;  LACRYMABLE lamentable; meet for tears or weeping …1490 obs.
– LACHRYMABLE;  LACRYMABLE expressing of mourning; tearful …1609 obs.
 LACHRYMABUND weeping ripe, big with tears, with tears ready to fall …1727 obs.
 LACHRYMAL resembling a tear or tears …1607 nonce use
– LACHRYMAL pert. to tears; indicative of weeping …1803
 LACHRYMARY pert. to tears …1705
 LACHRYMATORY pert. to tears; tending to cause a flow of tears …a1849
 LACHRYMENTAL mournful, tearful …1625 obs. rare
 LACHRYMOSE given or ready to shed tears; of the eyes: suffused with tears …1727
 LACHRYMOUS given or ready to shed tears …1866 rare
 LARMOYANT given to tears; weeping; crying …1824
 LIQUID of the eyes: filled with tears …1598
 ONION-EYED having the eyes full of tears, as if from the effect of raw onions; ready to weep, tearful …1606
 PIPEY mournful; tearful …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 RAINY of the eyes: shedding tears; tearful …1563
 SOBBY mournful; tearful …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SOFT mournful; tearful …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 VAPOROUS of the eyes: moist with tears …1583 obs.
 WEEPY depressed, denoting tearfulness; mournful, tearful …1863
 
TEARFUL etc. – NOUNS
 BLEARS tears or their traces …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLEE a tear (crying) …19C Eng. dial. obs.
 CAINSHAM SMOKE the tears of a man who is beaten by his wife …L17 sl.
 EFFUSION shedding of tears …a1500 obs.
 EYE-BRINE tears …1606 obs.
 EYE-STREAM a flow of tears …1591 rare
 EYE-WATER tears …1591
 GUSH a flood of tears …1712
 HEAT-DROPS tears …1663
 LACHRYMATION the shedding of tears; weeping …1572
 NEW RIVER HEAD tears …L18 sl.
 SALT WATER tears …c1400 humorous
 SAP sorrow; tears produced by vexation or affliction …Bk1904 Sc.
 SHOWER an outpouring or flood of tears …1449
 TEAR-BLOB a teardrops …1810 Sc.
 
TEARFUL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 LACHRYMIST one addicted to tears; a weeper …1620
 
TEARFUL etc. – VERBS
 BETEAR to suffuse with tears …1580 obs.
 BIBBLE to shed tears; to cry and sob; to snivel …19C Eng. dial.
 BLEER to make the eyes water; to bedim the eyes, as with tears …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLIRT to burst into tears; to weep …Bk1911 Sc.
 DROP to shed tears …ME
 ELACRYMATE to shed in the form of tears …1657 obs. rare
 GREET to shed tears …ME
 HAPPLE to trickle, to roll down, as tears …1791 Sc.
 LACHRYMATE to lament, to weep …1623 obs.
 LAY IN to shed or ‘turn on’ tears …1809
 LET FALL to shed tears …1816
 RAIN of tears: to fall like rain …c1374
– RAIN to shed tears copiously …1588
 RAP to fall sharply or smartly; to fall in pattering drops, esp. of tears …1508 Sc.
 RUMATIZE to bring tears to the eyes; to shed tears …1613 obs.
 SHOWER to weep, to shed tears …1597 obs.
 SILE of tears, etc.: to flow …c1400 obs.
 TEAR to shed tears, to weep …1810 Sc.
 VENT tears …1760 obs. rare
 VENT OUT to shed tears …1632 obs. rare
 WATER ONE’S PLANTS to shed tears; to weep; to cry …1542 jocular usage, obs.
 YET to shed tears or blood …a900 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


TEAR GAS – NOUNS
– tear gas EYEWASH 1992 US sl.


TEASE, TEASED, TEASING – ADJECTIVES
 AT IT teasing, provoking …1920s sl.
 CADDLING troublesome, teasing, worrying, annoying …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 DIDDLECOME half mad; sorely vexed or teased …1869 Eng. dial.
 HALLOCKING teasing, bullying; boisterous, rough, rude …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 PESTEROUS troublesome, given to pestering, teasing, mischievous …1806 Amer. dial.
 SANKLIN teasing, provoking …1921 Sc.
 TAISEY;  TEASY;  TEAZY teasing, troublesome …1901 Eng. dial.
 
TEASE etc. – NOUNS
 CODDING teasing, chaffing, hoaxing …M19 sl.
 DEVILMENT mischief, teasing, frolicking, roguery, trickery …1844 Amer. dial.
 DEVILTRY mischief, teasing, frolicking, roguery, trickery, wickedness, devilry …1839 Sc. & Amer. dial.
 FASHING the act of perplexing or teasing …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 JOLLY light-hearted teasing, bantering; often as ‘the jolly’ …L19 US sl.
 KIDDOLOGY a notional science of teasing or deceiving; a notional science of dealing with children …1964 Brit. sl.
 KIDOLOGY a notional science of teasing or deceiving; a notional science of dealing with children …1964 Brit. sl.
 LIP MUSIC bragging, boasting, teasing …1992 US sl.
 RAG abuse, teasing, talk …M19 sl.
 RAGGING teasing, an act of teasing …20C sl.
 RIGGING a teasing; a scolding …1883 Amer. dial.
 RUNNING teasing or joking at another’s expense; a ribbing …1833 US colloq.
 SAUCEPAN LID a tease; a ‘leg-pull’ …L19 rhyming sl. for ‘kid’
 SOUND a taunt or tease; an insult …1967 US sl.
 TAISLE a vexing or teasing …1866 Sc.
 
TEASE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 BADGERER a person who badgers another …L19
 BAITER a tormenter; a tease …1611
 BALL-BREAKER one who likes to tease …1975 sl.
 BALL BUSTER a girl who is a tease …Bk1989 US college sl. 
 BELTER-WERRITS a teasing child …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BUSTER a tease …1980s sl.
 CODDER a teaser, a hoaxer …M19 sl.
 GILL-FLIRT;  GILL-FLURT a thoughtless, giddy girl; a flirt, a tease, a wanton; a light or loose woman; a prostitute …1611
 HANNIER a cross, teasing person …1775 Eng. dial. obs.
 LEG-PULLER someone who mocks or teases another; one who plays a trick or hoax …1887
 MAWMOOIN a blockhead, a simpleton; a playful, teasing youth or girl; literally ‘mow the moon’ …1871 Eng. dial
– MINDFUCK a person who deceives, teases, or plays with someone’s mind; one who manipulates someone to think and act as one wishes …1975 US college sl. 
 PUT-ON ARTIST a hoaxer, a tease …1930s US sl.
 RAGGARD a tease; an impatient person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 SKAG a tease …1980s sl.
 TAGUE a tease …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TEELYTOON a teasing, fretful, wearisome child …B1900 Eng. dial.
 VEAGUE a teasing child …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
– WISECRACKER one who often jokes or teases; one w ho is obnoxiously self-assertive and arrogant …1923 Amer. sl.
– WORRIT a worrying, over-anxious person; a querulous person; one who teases or pesters; a fidget …1848 Eng. dial.
 
TEASE etc. – VERBS
 AG(G) to irritate, as by teasing …1908 Sc.
 BADGER to torment; to tease; to nag …L18
 BAFFLE to insult, to bully, to tease …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BAG ON to tease someone …Bk2006 US sl.
 BANTER to squabble, to tease, to taunt …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BATSHIT to tell lies; to tease; to confuse with false information …1960s US sl.
 BIG-BOY to take advantage of someone; to bully or tease …1967 Amer. dial.
 BLOW SMOKE UP ONE’S LEG to tease good-naturedly …1967 Amer. dial.
 BOGART to act in a bold, aggressive way; to tease or bully; to take advantage of …1970 Amer. dial.
 BUFFALO to overawe, to frighten, to intimidate, esp. by bluff; to confuse, to bamboozle, to tease …1891 Amer. dial.
 BULLCORN to tease …1970 Amer. dial.
 CADDLE to tease, to worry, to trouble, to disturb, to annoy …1781 Eng. dial.
 CHAFF to talk nonsense, to joke; to banter, to tease, to make fun of; to trick, to deceive …1872 Amer. dial.
 CHECK to tease, to taunt …1941 Amer. dial.
– CHIACK to express derision or disapproval of; to barrack; to tease or jeer …1853 Aust. & NZ sl. 
 CHI-HIKE;  CHI-IKE to express derision or disapproval of; to tease …1874 sl. 
 CHYACK to express derision or disapproval of; to barrack; to tease …1853 Aust. & NZ sl. 
 COD(D) to tease, to hoax …M19 sl.
 DEVIL to tease, to annoy, to bother, to harass …1819 Amer. dial.
 DEVILMENT to tease …1919 Amer. dial.
 DING to reiterate tiresomely; to nag, to pester, to worry, to tease …1899 Amer. dial.
 DRAG to tease; to twit …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 EGG to tease, to annoy, to pester, to irritate; to importune, to find fault continually, to nag …1746 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 FAN to tease, to banter; to vex, to annoy …1894 Eng. dial.
 FOOL AROUND to tease …L19 sl.
 GAFF to tease …L19 US sl.
 GAFFLE to tease; to incommode, to encumber …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GAMMON to joke, to sport, to play; to tease amicably …1888 Eng. dial.
 GET SOMEONE AT IT to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1958 sl.
 GIVE GYP to punish or admonish; to assault or beat; hence, later, to mock or tease; to criticize …1887 orig. Eng. dial.
 GIVE OLD HARRY to play the devil, to make mischief; to tease or scold …M17 sl.
 GIVE SOMEONE THE GUY to make a fool of someone; to tease …19C sl.
 GIVE THE RIBSTEAK to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GIVE THE ROAST BEEF RARE to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GREEN to tease, to make a fool of; to annoy with practical jokes; to outwit …1923 Amer. dial.
 GREEN ON to tease, to make a fool of; to annoy with practical jokes; to outwit …1887 Amer. dial.
 GREEN OUT to tease, to make a fool of; to annoy with practical jokes; to outwit …1887 Amer. dial.
 GUY to mock, to ridicule; to taunt; to tease…1854 Amer. sl.
 HACK to embarrass, to annoy, to disconcert, to tease …1908 Amer. dial.
 HACK ABOUT to joke, to tease …1950s US sl.
 HACK OFF to joke, to tease …1950s US sl.
 HAG(G) to worry, to tease; to nag at …1746 Eng. dial.
 HAGGLE to tease, to worry, to harass; to over-work, to fatigue, to tire out …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 HAISTER to perplex, to tease, to pester, to vex, to harass a person; to annoy …1818 Sc.
 HAKE to tease, to worry, to importune; to pester or worry with questions, etc.; to persecute …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 HALLOCK to tease, to worry, to bully …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 HARE to harry; to worry; to harass; to tease …1523 obs.
 HAWK to jeer with intent to provoke; to exasperate; to discomfit, to daunt; to annoy, to tease; to embarrass …1928 Amer. dial.
 HERRY to harass, to tease, to worry, to bother; to overdo, to urge, to impel …1860 Eng. dial.
 HESTER to perplex, to tease, to pester, to vex, to harass a person …1818 Sc.
 HETCHEL to tease, to call to account; to bother, to annoy; to nag …1959 Amer. dial.
 HIGH-GYVE to tease, to provoke …1930s US sl.
 HIGH JIVE to tease, to provoke …1930s US sl.
 HOAX A QUIZ to tease an eccentric person …L18 sl.
 HOLD ONE IN TAMTARY to keep one in suspense; to tease or exasperate by delay; to vex or disquiet one …1710 Sc.
 HORSE to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1901 US sl.
 JACK AROUND to tease …1960s US students’ sl.
 JACK OFF to take advantage of, to deceive or tease someone …1960s US sl.
 JADE to tantalize, to tease …1906 Amer. dial.
 JAUL;  JAWL to tease, to joke …1970s S. Afr.
 JAZZ to tease …1927 Amer. dial.
 JEFF to tease, to joke with …1960s US prison sl.
 JERK SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 JERK SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 JOL to tease, to joke …1970s S. Afr.
 JOLLY to tease roughly, to chaff, to abuse, to trick …M19 sl., ?orig. US
 JOSH to hoax or tease, esp. good-naturedly; to joke, to fool …1852 Amer. sl.
 KAIM SOMEBODY’S HEAD BACKWARDS to annoy, to tease (kaim = comb) …1721 Sc.
 KNOCK SAUCEPANS OUT OF ONE to give one a bad time …1896 Ireland
 LARK to make fun of, to tease sportively …1848 colloq.
 LEAD DOWN THE GARDEN PATH to trick, to deceive deliberately, to tease …1920s sl.
 LEAD UP THE GARDEN PATH to trick, to deceive deliberately, to tease …1920s sl.
 MAG to tease, worry incessantly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MAGGLE to worry, to tease …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MAWK to baffle, to tease, to torment …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MESS to dawdle or putter; to fool around; to kid around, to tease …1966 Amer. dial.
 MESS WITH to laugh at, to ridicule, to tease …1980s sl.
 MIRACLE to tease, to torment, to hurt …1896 Sc.  
 MOCK OUT to tease …1960s US students’ sl.
 MOLLYHAWK to tease, to abuse …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
 MOMMOCK to harass, to tease, to annoy, to torment, to impose on …1946 Amer. dial.
 MUCK ABOUT to irritate, to tease …M19 sl.
 MUMMICK to harass, to tease, to impose on, to annoy, to torment …1966 Amer. dial.
 NAGGER to complain continually; to find fault with; to tease …1868 Eng. dial.
 NAIST to tease; to worry; to remind one to do something disagreeable …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 NEEDLE to deliberately and persistently annoy someone; to tease maliciously …1881 sl.
 OUTHANDLE to tease, to pick on …1968 Amer. dial.
 PICK AT THE TURKS to incite to anger; to nag at; to tease …1786 Amer. dial.
 PICK AT WEST POINT to incite to anger; to nag at; to tease …1884 Amer. dial.
 PLAY HORSE WITH to tease, to ridicule, to annoy, to make merry with …1896 US sl.
 POKE BORAK AT to tease, to make fun of …1882 Aust. & NZ sl.
 POKE FUN to tease; to jape; to mock …1840 Amer. sl.
 POKE MULLOCK AT to tease, to make fun of, to deride, to ridicule …1901 Aust. sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S CHAIN to elicit someone’s anger or annoyance, esp. deliberately; to nag; to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing;  …1962 US sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S LEG to tease someone; to make fun of someone …1888 UK sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S PLONKER to fool someone; to tease someone; to take a liberty with someone…2000 UK sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 PUT ON to tease; to joke with ; to deceive for one’s own gain …M19 sl.
 PUT ONE UNDER HACK to embarrass, to tease …1952 Amer. dial.
 PUT SOMEONE ON to tease, to mock or deceive someone …sl.
– PUT THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS to tease or toy with an opponent or victim, esp. before defeating or destroying them …Bk1999 
 RAG to tease, to worry, to vex, to enrage …1806 Eng. dial. & Amer. dial.
 RAG ON to tease, to banter, to harass, to annoy; to engage in teasing …1900 Amer. sl.
 RAIL to tease; to provoke to anger …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAILLY to ridicule or tease a person …1673 obs.
 RAMP to tease, to banter, to trick …1980s Black British sl.
 RANK to kid or tease a person; to annoy, to harass; to ridicule …1934 Amer. dial.
 RANK OUT to kid or tease a person; to harass, to insult …1966 Amer. dial.
 RATTLE SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 RATTLE SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 RAWHIDE to tease, to rib, to haze …1899 Amer. dial.
 RAZZ to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1921 sl., orig. US
 RIB to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1930 sl., orig. US
 RIG to tease, to mock, to vex; to deride; to reprimand,  to scold …1883 Amer. dial.
 ROT to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease; to ridicule, denigrate …1890 Brit. sl.
 SASS to answer back, to be cheeky, to tease …M19 US sl.
 SASS OUT to answer back, to be cheeky, to tease …M19 US sl.
 SAUCE to be impertinent to; to answer impudently; to be cheeky, to tease …1862 Eng. dial.
 SCORN to tease or rally, esp. a girl about a lover …1769 Sc.
– SET THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS to tease or toy with an opponent or victim, esp. before defeating or destroying them …Bk1999 
 SHIT to tease, attempt to deceive or mislead …1934 sl.
 SHUCK to be deceptive or evasive; to tell tall tales or lies; to fool around, to tease …1968 Amer. dial.
 SIGNIFY to engage in ritualist insults, goading and teasing …1932 US sl.
 SMOKE to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 SNAP to mock, to tease …1960s African-American sl.
 SOUND to speak or inform; to tease someone; to flirt; to insult someone in a semi-formal quasi-friendly competition …1959 US sl.
 TAFFY to tease …L19 US sl.
 TAG to tease, to torment …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
 TAISLE to tease, to irritate, to vex …1825 Sc.
 TAKE A PIECE OUT OF to tease …1940s Aust. sl.
 TAKE THE MICHAEL to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MICHAEL OUT OF to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MICKEY to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MICKEY BLISS to tease …1920s rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’
 TAKE THE MICKEY OUT OF to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MICK OUT OF to tease …1920s sl.
 TAKE THE MICKY to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MICKY OUT OF to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MIKE to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE MIKE OUT OF to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1935 sl., chiefly Brit.
 TAKE THE PISS to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1945 Brit. sl.
 TAKE THE PISS OUT OF to make fun of someone or something; to mock, to tease …1945 Brit. sl.
 TAKE THE VAMPIRES to tease someone; to pull someone’s leg …1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’ (“take the vampire’s kiss”)
 TAKE THE VAMPIRE’S KISS to tease someone; to pull someone’s leg …1998 UK rhyming sl. for ‘take the piss’
 TAKE THE WIZZ to tease …2000s sl.
 TAN to worry, to tease; to harp on one string …1874 Eng. dial.
 TAR(R) to excite to anger or violence; to tease …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TEDDER to perplex, to tease …1851 Eng. dial.
 TEEN to trouble, to vex; to tease, to worry …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 TERRIFY to annoy, to irritate; to tease, to worry; to importune; to torment, to pain …1839 Eng. dial.
 TET to tease, to provoke …1777 Eng. dial. obs.
 TEW to annoy. to vex; to tease, to importune, to pester; to urge, to persuade …1781 Eng. dial.
 THIG to entice; to entreat; to tease …Bk1905 Sc.
– WERRICK to tease, pester; to worry …B1900 Eng. dial.
 WHITTLE to fuss; to get uneasy; also, to pester, to tease …1834 Amer. dial.
 WHOOF; WOOF to ‘kid’, to hoax, to joke with, to tease …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 YANK SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 YANK SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.