Reverse Dictionary: TEC – TEM


TECHNOLOGY – NOUNS
– the absolute forefront of technology BLEEDING EDGE 2000 US sl.
– a dormitory community for information-and-communication-technology workers NERDISTAN 1997 US sl.

TECHNOLOGY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who is enthusiastic about new technology or gadgets; a technophile GEARHEAD 1989


TEDDY BOY – NOUNS, PERSON
(in the 1950s, a youth who affected a style of dress and appearance that was characteristic of Edward VII’s reign, typically a long velvet-collared jacket and ‘drain-pipe’ trousers, and sideburns; hence, any youthful street rowdy)
BODGIE the Australasian equivalent of the Teddy-boy …1950 Aust. & NZ sl.
DUCK-TAIL the South African equivalent of the Teddy-boy …1959 S. Afr. sl.
GUV’NOR, THE the head of a Teddy-boy’s gang …c1950 Brit. sl.
TED a Teddy-boy …1956 Brit. sl.
WEEGIE an Australasian Teddy-girl …1950 Aust. & NZ sl.
WIDGIE an Australasian Teddy-girl …1950 Aust. & NZ sl.


TEDIOUS, TEDIUM – ADJECTIVES
 BLAH boring, dull, tedious …1922 sl., orig. US
 BULL-DRAGGING tedious, laborious …20C Irish sl.
 DAGALI tedious, tiresome …1914 Sc.
 DEAD dull; tedious and uninteresting …1000
 DRAC, DRACK boring, dull, tedious …1945 Aust. sl.
 DRAGGY boring, dull, tedious …1860 sl., orig. US
 ELENGE very long, tedious, weary, irksome …c897 obs.
 FEEDING boring, dull, tedious …1940 Brit. sl.
 GUMMY inferior; tedious; unpleasant …1922 Amer. sl.
 HARMLESS lacklustre, tedious …1960s Amer. sl.
 HO-HUM boring, dull, tedious …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 LANGERSOME;  LANGERSUM boring, slow, tedious, tiresome …1880 Sc.
– LATESOME late; backward; slow, sluggish; tiresome, tedious ..a1382 rare, chiefly Sc. & Eng. dial. usage
​- MAUL-HAULY heavy, troublesome, tedious …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 OPEROSE made or done with much labour; laborious; tedious; toilsome; elaborate …1683
– OPEROUS made or done with much labour or effort; laborious, industrious, busy; painstaking, tedious; toilsome; elaborate …a1538 obs.
​- PECKY tedious, intricate, requiring patience and attention to detail …1967 Amer. dial.
 SAMEY boring, tedious, undistinguished …1929 sl.
 SAPLESS of persons: wearisome, tedious …1680
 SHITTY tedious, futile …1920s US sl.
 SICK tedious, boring, disaffecting …1973 UK sl.
 TAIGLESOME wearisome, tiring, tedious …1912 Sc.
 TAIVERSOME;  TAIVERSUM tedious, wearisome; annoying, vexatious …1808 Sc.
 TEDDISOME tedious, wearisome …1824 Eng. dial.
 TEDIOUSOME tedious, wearisome …1824 Sc.
 TEWING toilsome, wearying; worrying, tedious …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TIDDYSOM tedious, wearisome …1824 Eng. dial.
 WADY long-lasting; tedious; interminable …1691 Eng. dial.
 WONKY tedious and serious, esp. anxious and overstudious in an academic situation …1970s Amer. college sl.
 YAWNFUL inclined to yawn; wearisome, tedious …1878
 YAWNSOME inclined to yawn; wearisome, tedious …1900
 
TEDIOUS etc. – NOUNS
 BEEF a tedious or annoying person or thing …World War II Amer. sl.
 BUTTFUCK a tedious piece of work …1980s sl.
 DRAG anything boring or tedious …1863 US sl.
 FAG a bore; a chore; an unpleasant, tedious task; anything that causes weariness, hard work, toil, drudgery, fatigue; a wearisome thing…1780 colloq.
 FAIR NARK a something or someone inexpressibly tedious or baffling …20C Aust. & NZ sl.
 FASTIDIUM disgust; feeling of weariness, tedium …a1734 rare
 SNORE a boring or tedious person, thing, or experience …Brit. sl.
 YAWN anything or anyone considered tedious, boring, or tiresome, and thus producing yawns …L19 sl.
 YAWNER anything tedious, boring or yawn-producing …1940s US sl.
 
TEDIOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 BEEF a tedious or annoying person or thing …World War II Amer. sl.
 FAIR NARK a something or someone inexpressibly tedious or baffling …20C Aust. & NZ sl.
 FOOZLE a tedious person …colloq.
 GUMBY a dull, tedious person, esp. one out of touch with current fashions …1970s Can. teen sl.
 GWEEB a person who entirely lacks style; a tedious and contemptible person; an obnoxious person; an over-diligent student …1984 Amer. students’ sl.
 GWEEBO a person who entirely lacks style; a tedious and contemptible person; an obnoxious person; an over-diligent student …1986 Amer. students’ sl.
 GWEEP a person who entirely lacks style; a tedious and contemptible person; an obnoxious person; an over-diligent student …1982 Amer. students’ sl.
– HERB a tedious, contemptible person …1990s US students’ sl.
 MOTO a tedious, irritating, boring person …1990 US college sl.
 PAIN an annoying, bothersome, or tiresome person; a tedious or boring person; a nuisance …1926
 PAIN IN THE NECK an annoying or tedious person …1941 sl.
 SNORE a boring or tedious person, thing, or experience …Brit. sl.
 VAMPIRE an intolerable bore or tedious person …1862 sl.
 WANK STAIN a tedious, obnoxious person …Bk2004 UK sl.
 YAWN anything or anyone considered tedious, boring, or tiresome, and thus producing yawns …L19 sl.
 
TEDIOUS etc. – VERBS
 ATTEDIATE to be tedious to; to tire, to weary, to exhaust …1603 obs. rare
– TEDIFY to become tedious, to weary, to bore …1613 nonce word obs.


TEENAGE, TEENAGER – ADJECTIVES
TITS AND ZITS pert. to teenage love and sex …1970s US sl.

TEENAGE etc. – NOUNS
BOBBY BUNCH teenaged girls …Bk1942 US sl.
BOBBY-SOCK BRIGADE teenaged girls …Bk1942 US sl.
BOBBY-SOCKERS teenaged girls …Bk1942 US sl.
PARKING of a teenage couple: parking a car in a discreet spot for petting and possible intercourse …1950s US sl.
SWOON SET teenaged girls …Bk1942 US sl.

TEENAGE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BABY an underage or teenage boy …1972 US homosexual sl.
BACKFISCH a girl of about 16 or 17; a girl in late adolescence, a teenager …1888
BIDDY a teenage girl …1982 African-American sl.
BIMBETTE a young woman or adolescent girl, esp. one regarded as sexually attractive but thought to lack intelligence or distinctive personality; a bimbo, esp. an adolescent or teenage one …1982 sl., derogatory
CALF a young teenage girl …1959 US sl.
GREASER a teenage hoodlum …1960s Amer. sl.
JUNIOR JERK a stupid teenager …Bk1942 US sl.
RAT a teenage hoodlum …1960s Amer. sl.
SUB-DEB a girl who will soon come out as a debutante; hence, broadly, a girl in her mid-teens …1917 sl., chiefly US
TEENSTER a teenaged person …Bk1942 US sl.
WEENY-BOPPER a young teenager (sometimes a pre-teen), typically a girl, who follows the latest fashions in clothes, pop music, etc. …1972 sl.
WHIGGER an adolescent male of Anglo-Saxon descent who acts out with African-American stereotypes; a wanna-be Afro-American …c1986 US playground sl. ​
ZITFARM a teenager …1981 US sl.
ZITHEAD a teenager; the image is of acned mediocrity …1990s US sl.


TEETH – see TOOTH


TEETOTAL, TEETOTALISM, TEETOTALLER – ADJECTIVES
ON THE DEAD off liquor; teetotal …L19 army sl.
ON THE WAGON said of someone who is teetotal …1906 sl.

TEETOTAL etc. – NOUNS
NEPHALISM total abstinence from intoxicating liquors; teetotalism …1861 rare

TEETOTAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
ABDAR a teetotaller …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
ABSTAINER a person who abstains from drinking alcohol; a teetotaller …1854
BLUE NOSE a person who is excessively puritanical; now esp. one who advocates abstinence from alcoholic drinks; a teetotaller …1928 Amer. dial.
BLUE-NOSED WOWSER a killjoy; a teetotaller …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
BUN-PUNCHER a teetotaller …L19 army sl.
 BUN-STRANGLER a teetotaller …L19 army sl.
 BUN-WALLAH a teetotaller …L19 army sl.
 CHAR-WALLAH a teetotaller …20C army sl.
COLD-WATER MAN a total abstainer; a teetotaller …1894 Sc.
HYDROPOT;  HYDROPOTE a water drinker; an abstainer from alcoholic drinks …1727
HYDROPOTIC a water drinker; an abstainer from alcoholic drinks …1623 obs.
HYDROPOTIST a water-drinker; an abstainer from alcoholic drinks; a teetotaller …1678 obs. rare
LEMONADE WALLAH a teetotaller …L19 Brit. army sl.
NEPHALIST one who abstains from intoxicating liquors; a teetotaller …1861
NEVER TOUCH IT a teetotaller …L19 Aust. sl.
TACK WALLAH a total abstainer from alcohol; a man who was teetotal …World War I sl.
TEAPOT a ‘teapot sucker’; a total abstainer; a teetotaller …1885 UK sl.
TEAPOT SUCKER a teetotaller or other spoilsport; one who suppresses every form of amusement …1900 UK sl.
TEETEE a total abstainer; a teetotaller …1900 Sc.
TEETOTAL a teetotaller; a total abstainer …1857 Sc. & Eng. dial.
T.T. a teetotaller …L19 sl.
WAD-SHIFTER a person who never drinks intoxicants; a teetotaller …1933 UK sl.
WATERBAG a fanatical teetotaller …1930s Aust. sl.
WATER-BOTTLE a total abstainer; a teetotaller …L19 sl.
WHITE RIBBONER a person who wears a white ribbon as a symbol of temperance; a teetotaller …1886
WOWSER a teetotaller …1957 sl.


TELEGRAM – NOUNS
– a telegram TELEGRAFT 1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a telegram; a telegraph wire TALIWAG;  TELEWAG 1867 Eng. dial.

TELEGRAM – VERBS
– to send a telegram WIRE 1859 Amer.


TELEGRAPH – NOUNS
BUG a telegraph speed-key …World War II Amer. sl.
BUZZ WIRE a telephone or telegraph line … World War I Amer. sl.
LIVE MESSAGE a message in course of transmission; generally plural …1870 telegraphers’ usage
TALIWAG;  TELEWAG a telegram; a telegraph wire …1867 Eng. dial.

TELEGRAPH – NOUNS, PERSON
BRASS POUNDER a telegraph operator …1931 sl.
BUG SENDER a telegraph operator using a semiautomatic key-instrument or a telegraph speed-key …World War II Amer. sl.
 LIGHTNING JERKER a telegrapher …1891 US sl.
 LIGHTNING SHOVER a telegrapher …1871 US railroad sl.
 LIGHTNING SLINGER a telegrapher …1938 US railroad sl.
PUNCHER a telegraph operator …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– WIRE TAPPER a telegrapher …Bk1978 railroad usage 

TELEGRAPH – VERBS
KEEP THE WIRES HOT to telegraph incessantly …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TELEGRAFT to telegraph …1895 Eng. dial.


TELEPHONE – see PHONE


TELESCOPE – NOUNS
– a spy-glass PEEPER L18 cant
– a spy-glass, a small telescope KENNING-GLASS 1603 obs.
– a telescope BRING-‘EM-NEAR Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a telescope FAR-KEEKER 1828 Sc.
– a telescope GLASS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a telescope LOOKSTICK Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a telescope POLE 2003 UK plane-spotting usage


TELEVISION – ADJECTIVES
–  DARK untelevised …2000 US sl.
 
TELEVISION – NOUNS
 AYEMER in television: a morning show …2002 Can. sl.
 BIG EYE television …1965 Amer. dial.
 BOOB TUBE a television …sl.
 BOX, THE a television set …1950 Amer. colloq.
 BUMFUZZLER a television …1966 Amer. dial.
 BUTTONS the remote control for a television …20C teen & high school sl.
 CHANNEL HOPPING using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel …Bk2006 US sl.
 CHANNEL SURFING using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel …Bk2006 US sl.
 CHANNEL ZAPPING using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel …Bk2006 US sl.
 FACE TIME time spent in a meeting or conversation with an important or influential person; time spent on television …1991 US sl.
 GANGBANG a television writing session involving multiple writers …1997 US sl.
 GOOF BOX a TV set …1940s Aust. & US sl.
 IDIOT the television; implies that TV watchers are less than normally intelligent …1950s sl., orig. US
 IDIOT BOX the television; implies that TV watchers are less than normally intelligent …1950s sl., orig. US
 IDIOT’S LANTERN the television; implies that TV watchers are less than normally intelligent …1950s sl., orig. US
 IDIOT TUBE the television …1960s US sl.
 INTELLECTUAL HOUR all time spent on watching cartoons on television …1980 US sl.
 MONO a black and white television set; a monophonic sound reproductions system ,,,1970 UK sl.
 MOTHER KELLY television …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘telly’
 NERVO AND KNOX television; a television …1971 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘box’
 ONE-EYED MONSTER television …1965 Amer. dial.
 RABBIT EARS a V-shaped television antenna …1950s sl., orig. US
 SCREEN any type of television set …1960s African-American sl.
 TELLY television …1935 Brit. colloq.
 V television …1970s African-American & students’ sl.
 VADAVISION a television …2002 UK sl.
 VARDAVISION a television …2002 UK sl.
 VISION television …1970s sl.
 WYLET a television …Brit. back-slang on ‘telly’
 ZOMBIE a radio or television …1940s US & Black British sl.
 ZOM BOX a radio or television …1940s US & Black British sl.
 
TELEVISION – NOUNS, PERSON
 AUTOCUTIE an attractive but incompetent television presenter …2003 Brit. sl.
 TALKING HAIRDO a television presenter or interviewee (usually in the role of ‘expert’) who is shot in head-and-shoulders close-up, the director eschewing any background or other movement …1960s sl.
 TALKING HEAD a television news reader or announcer whose head and neck appear on the screen …1968 Amer. sl.
– TALKING HEAD an expert guest on a television or radio news show …1977 US sl.
– VEEJAY one who presents a programme of pop music videos, esp. on television …1982 sl., chiefly US 
television – verbs 
 GOOF to gawk, to stare mindlessly, esp. at the television …1940s Aust. &  US sl.
 GRAZE to switch between television channels while viewing without watching any channel for long …colloq.
 WATCH IN to watch a television show …1928 obs.


TELEVISION SHOW – NOUNS
– ‘All My Children’, a popular television daytime drama THE KIDS 1987 US sl.


TELL – VERBS
CARP to utter, to say, to tell …1350 obs.
CHEEP to tell or reveal; to betray a secret; to mention, to hint at …1903 Amer. dial.
DEEM to pronounce, to proclaim, to celebrate, to announce, to declare; to tell, to say, to utter …a1000 obs.
DEVISE to tell, to narrate …1952 Amer. dial.
EMPTY THE BAG to tell the whole story …19C sl.
FAME to tell or spread abroad; to report …1303 obs.
LAY to give information, to tell …c1470 obs. rare
LET THE CAT OUT OF THE WALLET to give away a secret or tell a piece of news too soon; to let the cat out of the bag …1804 Amer. dial.
PAD to inform; to tell …1950s African-American sl.
PEACH to tell or tattle; to give information …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
QUETHE to speak, say, declare, tell, call …c825 obs.
QUIDDLE to give away a secret or tell a piece of news too soon …1969 Amer. dial.
SCREAM ON ONE to give away a secret or to betray the confidence of someone; to tell; to inform; to attack …1960s African-American sl.
SING LIKE A CANARY to tell the truth; to inform to the police; to tell everything …20C sl.
SWITCH to tell or tattle; to give information …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
TALE to say, to speak, to utter, to tell …c1205 obs.


TELL OFF – VERBS
– to tell someone off; to give one a tongue-lashing SET ONE’S MOUTH ON 1970s African-American sl.
– to tell someone off; to put someone in his place SHOW WHERE THE BEAR SAT IN THE BUCKWHEAT 1947 Amer. dial.
– to tell someone off; to put someone in his place SHOW WHERE THE BEAR SHIT IN THE BUCKWHEAT 1966 Amer. dial.


TELLTALE – ADJECTIVES
SNITCH-ASS untrustworthy, tale-telling …1980s African-American sl.

TELLTALE – NOUNS, PERSON
BACKBITER a tattletale …World War II Amer. sl.
BAWLBABY a crybaby; a tattletale …1937 Amer. dial.
BEAN SPILLER an informer; a telltale …World War II Amer. sl.
BELCHER a prison informer; a stool pigeon; a telltale …1903 US criminals’ sl.
BIGMOUTH an informer, a telltale …1934 sl.
BITCH SQUEAK a telltale, a garrulous female …1950 US sl.
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
BLABBERGUTS one who talks too much or betrays secrets; a gossip; a telltale …1977 US sl.
BLABBERLIP an indiscreet talker, a gossip, a telltale …c1551 UK sl.
BLABBERMOUTH one who reveals secrets, a telltale, a gossip, an indiscreet talker …1916 sl., orig. US
 BLABBING-BOOK a telltale …Bk1881
BLABMOUTHER a talkative person; an indiscreet talker; a gossip, a telltale …1893 US sl.
BLAB-TIT an indiscreet talker; a telltale …1894 Eng. dial.
BLAB-TONGUE an indiscreet talker; a telltale …1600
BLOB-TALE a telltale, talebearer, blabber …a1670 obs.
BLOB-TONGUE one who blurts out a secret; a telltale; a blab; a gossip …1886 Eng. dial.
BOBBER one who carries tales; a telltale …Bk1944 service 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.
CANK a gossip, a telltale …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
CARRY-TALE a talebearer; a tell-tale …1577 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
CHIRPER a tattletale …1969 Amer. dial.
CLATTERFART a chatterer, a babbler, a blabber, a tale-teller …1552 obs.
CLIT-CLAT a talkative person, a gossip; a telltale, a blab; the noise made by a talkative person; foolish talk, gossip …1869 Eng. dial.
EXTURBMENT-MAKER a child who is always telling on other children; a telltale …1970 Amer. dial.
GABBIN-CHAT a telltale …1905 Sc.
GECK a person who tells tales behind another’s back; a gossip …1997 Irish sl.
GOSSIP-TOTER a child who is always telling on other children …1965 Amer. dial.
LAB;  LABBE a blab; a telltale; a great talker; a chatterbox; a gossip; one who cannot keep a secret …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
LABRISHER a chatterer, a telltale …1940s W. Indies
LONG-TONGUE a chatterbox, talebearer, telltale, gossip, blabber, a divulger of secrets; an unusually talkative woman; a scold …1847
– MISS PHOTOPLAY one who tells all he knows …Bk1972 homosexual sl. 
– PASSA a scandal-monger, a gossip, a telltale; always of a woman …1908 Sc. 
SNITCH-CAT a child who is always telling on other children …1965 Amer. dial.
SNITCHER an informant; a telltale …L18
SNURGE a tattle-tale, a sycophant …1930s sl.
 SQUEAL-CAT a child who is always telling on other children …1965 Amer. dial.
TALE-PAT a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets …1808 Sc.
TALE-PIE a telltale; an informer; a tattler …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
TALE-PIET a telltale …1796 Eng. dial.
TALE-PYET a telltale, a talebearer, one who divulges secrets; an informer, a tattler …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TALE-TELLER a talebearer, a telltale …1377
TALE-TELLING-TIT a telltale, a talebearer …1895 Eng. dial.
TATTERTALE a tattletale …1966 Amer. dial.
TATTLEBUDGET a tattletale …1966 Amer. 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
– TITIVIL a mischievous talebearer; a tattling telltale …1523 obs.
TITIVILLER a tattling telltale, a mischievous talebearer, one who spreads scandal …1581 obs. rare
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.
UNCLE TOM a tattletale, a telltale; a person who befriends another, usually in the workplace, only to deceive them …1940s sl.
YAFFNER a dishonest, untrustworthy, sneaky person; a telltale …1935 US criminals’ sl.
YAP a telltale, an informer …1912 US sl.
YAPPER a telltale, an informer …1982 Aust. sl.

TELLTALE – VERBS
LAB to blab; to be a telltale …1377 obs.


TEMPER – ADJECTIVES
 ALL HORNS AND RATTLES said of one displaying a fit of temper;’ very angry …1944 Amer. dial.
 GALYARS restive, in a temper …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GUMPLE-FOISTED sulky, out of temper …1824 Sc.
 OFF AT HOOKS out of temper; unwell …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 OFF ONE’S RAG in a furious temper; very angry …1990s UK juvenile sl.
 RANK vexed, passionate, in a temper …1875 Eng. dial.
 SHORT-FUSED having a quick temper …1979
 TANTRUMY passionate; given to bursts of ill temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TEMPER-THRAWING souring the temper …1873 Sc.
 TICKLISH easily upset in temper; apt to be offended, sensitive, touchy …1581
 UNKED cross, out of temper; silent, sulky …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
TEMPER – NOUNS
 ACE-DEUCE a panic attack; a fit of nerves; a sudden fit of temper …1921 US sl.
 ACEY-DEUCEY a sudden fit of panic; a display of temper …1964 Amer. sl.
 ACT pretended illness or ill-temper …1940s Aust. sl.
 AFFECT disposition, temper, natural tendency …1541 obs.
 AFRICKY fighting spirit; temper …1838 Amer. dial.
 AMBITION malice; vindictiveness; grudge; hatred; irascibility; a quick temper …1826 Amer. dial.
 ATTERN-TEMPER irritating, malignant temper …1854 Eng. dial.
 AYROM an unpleasant commotion or disturbance, display of temper, tantrums …1850 Eng. dial.
 BAIT a fit of bad temper; a rage …1857 sl.
 BARLEY-HOOD a fit of drunkenness, or of ill humour or temper brought on by drinking …a1529
 BARLEY-MOOD a fit of drunkenness, or of ill humour or temper brought on by drinking; barley-hood …1790
 BATE a fit of bad temper; a rage …1857 sl.
 BIRSE temper, anger …Bk1911 Sc. 
 BRAINGE a fit of temper …Bk1911 Sc.
 CANKER bad temper, ‘bad blood’ …1660 Sc. 
 DANDER temper, anger, indignation …1831 colloq., orig. US
 DANDRUFF anger, temper …1950 Amer. dial.
 DANDRUM a whim; a freak; ill-temper …Bk1900 Sc.
 DEAD NARK a very bad temper …20C Aust. sl.
– DILDRUM a ridiculous passion or temper …1897 Eng. dial.
– DING anger, temper …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DING-FUZ a temper, pet; anger …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 EBENESER;  EBENEZER anger, temper, passion …1836 Amer. dial. obs.
 FANNY a fit of temper …2000s sl.
 FARTING-SPELL a display of bad temper …1984 Amer. dial.
 FIREWORKS trouble; a display of temper …Bk2006 US sl.
 FLARE-OUT a fight; an outburst of temper; also, a spree …1838 sl.
 FLARE-UP a fight; an outburst of temper; also, a spree …1838 sl.
– FLINK a bad temper, a tantrum …1882 Eng. dial.
​- FUNK a state or fit of gloom, bad temper, depression, irritation, etc. …1834 orig. Sc.
 GEE a fit of bad temper or sullenness …a1605 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 GEOLTITUDES bursts of passionate temper, tantrums …B1900 Eng. dial.
 GROUCH a fit of ill temper, sulkiness or sullenness; a grudge or complaint …1895 Amer. sl.
 GRUMBLES, THE bad temper, sulkiness …M19 sl.
 GRUMPS, THE a bad temper or fit of sulking …1835 colloq.
 HACKLE temper, dander …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 HARNESS temper; humour …1838 Eng. dial.
 INDIAN anger; a quick temper …1897 Amer. dial.
 IRISH passion, anger, rage, fury, temper …Bk1902 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 ITALIAN temper, anger, fighting spirit …1991 Amer. dial.
 LAG a humour, mood, temper; a state of excitement or high spirits …1899 Sc.
 MONKEY ON ONE’S BACK anger or a bad temper …M19 sl.
 MOODY a bad temper or fit of sulking …1969 Brit. sl.
 NANTY temper, ire; a drubbing, a scolding …1935 Sc. sl.
 NEBBINESS shortness of temper, asperity …1930 Sc.
 NODDLE the temper …1843 Sc. 
 OLD INJUN anger; a quick temper …1893 Amer. dial.
 PADDY a temper; a rage; a tantrum…1894 UK sl.
 PADDYWACK;  PADDYWHACK a rage, a passion, a bad temper, a fit of sulking …1899
 QUANDARY a fit of ill temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAISE a state of extreme bad temper; a frenzy …1894 Sc.
 RAMP an outburst of temper; a violent mood …1798
 RAN-TAN an ill temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAPTURE a fit of temper; a state of violent anger and excitement …1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RAT a bad temper …1910s UK juvenile sl.
 SHIT FIT a fit of temper; an angry outburst; a tantrum …1957 sl., orig. US
 SHITTY a fit of temper; a tantrum …1971 Aust. & NZ
 SHORT FUSE a quick temper …1968 US sl.
 SOL ill temper; Shit On Liver …1951 Aust. sl.
 STRAMULLION a fit of ill-humour or bad temper; a display of pettishness …B1900 Sc.
 STREAK a fit of temper …Bk1904 Amer. sl.
 SULKS, THE a bad temper or fit of sulking …1818
 TAKING a fit of petulance or temper; a dilemma; a sorry plight or condition …1899 Eng. dial.
 TANT a rage, tamper …Bk1905 Sc.
 TANTRUM-FIT a fit of ill temper …1870 Eng. dial.
 TAWM an ungovernable fit of temper …1846 Sc.
 TEETH temper, disposition; spirit, mettle …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 TEMPER-PIN disposition, temper …1864 Sc.
 TETH temper, disposition; spirit, mettle …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 TID a fit of ill-humour or temper …1773 Sc.
 TIFF a slight outburst or fit of temper, pettishness, or ill-humour …1727
 TIRRIT a fit of fear or temper; an ‘upset’, disturbance of one’s equanimity .,..1597 rare
– TIRRIVEE a fit of temper; a tantrum, rage, passion …1813 Sc.
 UGLIES, THE a fit of depression or bad temper …1846 sl.
 UGLINESS bad temper; disagreeableness …1889 Eng. dial.
 VAKE a fit of ill temper; a passion, a rage; a sudden, capricious freak; a vagary; a whim …1857 Eng. dial.
 VEAG;  VEAGUE a strong burst of temper …1885 Eng. dial.
 VEAK a fit of ill temper; a passion, a rage; a sudden, capricious freak; a vagary; a whim …1857 Eng. dial.
 VEXNESS. bad temper …1930s sl.
 VIAND mood, disposition; temper …Bk1905 Sc.
 WING-DING an outburst of emotion or temper …1930s sl.
 WOBBLER an outburst of temper; anger, a fit of anger …1942 sl., orig. US
 
TEMPER – NOUNS, PERSON
 CACAFUEGO a spitfire; a furious, fierce fellow; a braggart, a blusterer, a noisy bully; a very difficult or devilish person; one with a fiery temper …1625 sl.
 
TEMPER – PHRASES
 DON’T SHORT-PATIENCE ME don’t lose your temper with me; don’t make me lose my temper …1933 Amer. dial.
 HE’S LOST IT he’s in a bad temper …20C sl.
 SHORT AS MARCHINGTON WAKE-CAKE used of a woman’ s temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
TEMPER – VERBS
 BE IN A PEAL to be in a temper …1883 Eng. dial.  
 BE ON ONE’S METTLE to be in a bad temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 BLOW A FUSE to lose one’s temper or self-control; to become uncontrollably angry …1949
 BLOW A GASKET to lose one’s temper or self-control; to become uncontrollably angry …1946
 BLOW ONE’S TOP to be or get angry; to lose one’s temper  …1928 sl.
 BUNG ON AN ACT to lose one’s temper and deliver a stream of obscenities or oaths …1920s Aust. sl.
 CANKER to fret, to become peevish; to put into a bad temper, to sour …1873 Sc.
 DANDER to anger, to rouse the temper …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DO IN ONE’S BLOCK to lose emotional control; to lose one’s temper; to be or get angry … 1907 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ
 DO ONE’S BLOCK to lose emotional control; to lose one’s temper; to be or get angry …1907 sl., chiefly Aust. & NZ
 DO ONE’S FRUIT to lose one’s temper; to go crazy …1970s sl.
 DO ONE’S NANA to lose one’s temper; to be or get angry …1966 sl.
 DO ONE’S NUT to be very angry, anxious, or upset; to lose one’s temper; to lose emotional control; to get worked up …1919 sl.
 DO ONE’S SCONE to lose one’s temper with someone; to be or get angry …1942 NZ sl.
 DO YOUR CRUET to lose your temper …1975 Aust. sl.
 FLY OFF THE DEEP END to lose one’s temper …1931 sl.
 FLY OFF THE HANDLE to lose one’s temper …1825 orig. US
 GET A PERSON’S SHIRT OUT to cause a person to lose his or her temper …colloq.
 GET OFF YOUR BIKE to lose your temper …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 GET ONE’S AFRICAN UP to lose one’s temper …M19 US sl.
 GET ONE’S DANDER UP to become enraged or angry; to lose one’s temper …1834 
 GET ONE’S RAG DRAWN to lose one’s temper …Bk19C Eng. dial.
 GET YOUR RAG OUT to lose your temper …1956 UK sl.
 GLUNDER to sulk, to be in a bad temper; to look surly …B1900 Sc.
 GO CROOK (ON or AT) to become angry (at); to lose one’s temper with; to upbraid, to rebuke …1911 Aust. & NZ
 GO HOSTILE to lose your temper …1998 NZ sl.
 GO MAGGOTY to lose one’s temper …1915 NZ
 GO OFF CROOK to lose one’s temper …Aust. & NZ colloq.
 GO OFF ONE’S PANNIKIN to lose one’s temper, to lose emotional control …L19 Aust. sl.
 HAVE A PECK ON to be angry, to have a bad temper …1968 Amer. dial.
 HAVE PISSED ON A NETTLE to be peevish or out of temper …Bk1902 sl.
 IKE to lose one’s temper …2000s African-American sl.
 KEEP ONE’S HAIR DOWN to remain calm; to restrain one’s temper …1968 Amer. dial.
 KEEP ONE’S HAIR ON to remain calm; to restrain one’s temper …1885 Amer. dial.
 LOSE ONE’S BLOCK to lose your temper, to become angry, excited or anxious …1916 sl.
 LOSE ONE’S COOL to lose one’s temper …Bk1995 US sl.
 LOSE ONE’S HAIR to lose one’s temper …20C sl.
 LOSE ONE’S NANNY to lose one’s temper (nanny = head) …L18 UK sl.
 LOSE ONE’S RAG to lose one’s temper …1959 Sc. sl.
 POP ONE’S CORK to lose one’s temper; to lose patience …1950s sl.
 PUGGY with up: to bridle up; to show temper …1896 Sc.
 RADGE to lose one’s temper …1990s sl.
 RAIN ON to make suffer; to beat up; to lose one’s temper with …1920s US sl.
 ROIL to disturb in temper; to irritate, to make angry …M18
 SPIT THE DUMMY to lose one’s temper …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 TAKE ONE’S SHIRT OFF to lose one’s temper …L19 sl.
 THROW A SHOE to lose one’s temper; to become over-excited; to make a big fuss …1967 Amer. dial.
 THROW A WOBBLER to fly into a fit of bad temper or anger …1942 sl., orig. US
 THROW A WOBBLY to fly into a fit of bad temper or anger …1977 sl.
 TINE to lose one’s temper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TEMPERAMENT – NOUNS
– temperament, disposition, character HEART a1225 obs.


TEMPERAMENTAL – ADJECTIVES
– temperamental; fanciful, whimsical; opinionated NOTIONAL 1791 Amer. dial.
– temperamental; fanciful, whimsical; opinionated NOTIONATE 1850 Amer. dial.


TEMPERATURE – NOUNS
– a fall in temperature LAPSE 1533

TEMPERATURE – VERBS
– to have one’s temperature taken SMOKE A THERMOMETER World War I Amer. sl.


TEMPESTUOUS – ADJECTIVES
– tempestuous BLEWDERY Bk1911 Sc.
– tempestuous, stormy ORAGIOUS c1590 rare
– tempestuous, stormy PROCELLOUS 1650 obs.
– tempestuous, turbulent, stormy, violent TROUBLY 1513


TEMPLE (building) – NOUNS
ADYTUM the innermost part of a temple; the secret shrine whence oracles were delivered; hence, a private or inner chamber; a sanctum …1673
FANACLE a small temple, shrine …1594 obs. rare
FANE a temple …a1400 obs.
HALL a large place covered by a roof; in early times applied to any spacious roofed place, without or with subordinate chambers attached; a temple, a palace, a court, a royal residence …a1175 obs.
JOSS HOUSE a Chinese temple …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
PAGOD an idol temple …1582 arch.
PAGODY a temple or sacred building in India, China, etc. …1588 obs.
PHANE a temple …a1400 obs.
SAMMY-HOUSE an idol temple or pagoda …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
SANCTUARIUM a building set apart for the worship of God or one or more divinities; a Christian church, Jewish temple, and Mosaic tabernacle, a heathen temple or site of local worship …1796 rare
– WAT a Thai Buddhist temple …1871


TEMPLE (face) – NOUNS
– the temple; the side of the head above and in front of the head; the cheek HAFFET 1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.


TEMPORAL – ADJECTIVES
– temporal; of the nature of time; temporary TIMISH 1674 obs. rare
– temporal, pertaining to time TEMPORANEOUS 1656 rare or obs.


TEMPORARY – ADJECTIVES
– temporary; insincere FAIR-WEATHER Bk2006 US sl.
– temporary, lasting only a relatively short time TEMPORANEOUS 1656 obs.
– temporary, makeshift JURY 1821
– temporary, not real TINPOT 1899 Eng. dial.
– temporary, of the nature of time; temporal TIMISH 1674 obs. rare

TEMPORARY – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who temporarily holds a place or employment until the intended occupant is ready to take it WARMING-PAN 1846


TEMPT, TEMPTATION, TEMPTED, TEMPTER, TEMPTING – ADJECTIVES
SUGGESTING prompting to evil, tempting …1591 obs.
TEMPTACIOUS tempting, inviting …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TEMPTASHOUS tempting, inviting …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TEMPTSOME tempting, inviting …1836 Sc.
TEMPTUOUS tempting, inviting …B1900 Eng. dial.
TEMTIOUS tempting, inviting …1825 Eng. dial.
TICING alluring, seductive, tempting; of sweet, pleasing manners …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
YFONDED attempted, tried, tested, tempted …c1175 obs.

TEMPT etc. – NOUNS
EGGINGS temptations, inducements …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
FAND the state of being tried; a trial, a temptation …a1300 obs.
FANDING temptation …c1000 obs.
FOND the state of being tried; a trial, a temptation …a1300 obs.
FONDING temptation …c1000 obs.
SUGGESTION prompting or incitement to evil; an instance of this, a temptation of the evil one …a1340 obs.
TICE-PENNY anything tempting to buy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TICE-TRAP a matter of temptation or allurement; a glaring display to entice the beholder …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

TEMPT etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
FANDER a tempter …c1340 obs.
FONDER a tempter …c1340 obs.

TEMPT etc. – VERBS
BLANDANDER to tempt by blandishment; to cajole …1888 colloq.
DANGLE A CARROT IN FRONT OF SOMEONE to tempt someone with an unobtainable offer …Bk1995 US sl.
EGG to incite, to encourage, to urge; to provoke, to tempt …c1200 obs.
EGG ON to incite, to encourage, to urge; to provoke, to tempt …1566
FAND;  FOND to endeavour to lead into evil; to tempt …c1175 obs.
SUGGEST to prompt a person to devil; to tempt to or to do something; to seduce or tempt away …a1586 obs.
TICE;  TISE to entice; to tempt, to allure, to attract; to coax, to wheedle …c1275 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.