Reverse Dictionary: TEN – TER

DACHA ten …1996 UK polari sl.
DAITURE ten …1996 UK polari sl.
DECADAL relating to the number ten; belonging to a decade or a period of ten years …1753
DECADIC belonging to the system of counting by tens …1838
DECINARY divisible by ten …1650 obs.
 DECUPLATE multiplied by ten …1690 obs.
 DECUPLE ten times as much; tenfold …1613
DEGER ten …1996 UK polari sl.
TEN-SIGHT ten times …B1900 Eng. dial.
TENSOME consisting of ten …1721 Sc.

DACHA the number 10 …M19 sl.
DAITURE the number 10 …M19 sl.
DECAD the number ten …1616
DECUPLATION multiplication by ten, increase tenfold …1690 obs.
DEGER the number 10 …M19 sl.
TENSOME ten …1721 Sc.
WATER HEN the number ten …1960s rhyming sl.

DECUPLATE to increase or multiply by ten …1690
DECUPLE to increase or multiply by ten …1674

FAST gripping, tenacious …c1510 obs.

LIKE UGLY ON A BABOON tenaciously; incessantly, untiringly …1968 Amer. dial.
LIKE UGLY ON AN APE tenaciously; incessantly, untiringly …1968 Amer. dial.
– LIKE UGLY ON A TOAD tenaciously; incessantly, untiringly …2005 Amer. dial.
LIKE UGLY ON WARTHOG tenaciously; incessantly, untiringly …2006 Amer. dial.

FASTNESS capacity for gripping tightly or retaining; tenacity, retentiveness …1552 obs.
SAND courage; tenacity; stamina; pluck; determination; perseverance; obstinacy …1867 Amer. dial.

BIRD DOG a persistent, tenacious person …1922 sl.
JUNKYARD DOG an aggressive, ruthless, or tenacious person, esp. a lawyer or government official …1981

BE LIKE A DOG WITH A BONE to be tenacious, persistent, or obstinate; to be unwilling to yield, relent, or let go; to be unable to set aside a preoccupation or obsession …1887
HAVE SAND IN ONE’S CRAW to be courageous, tenacious, or energetic; to be determined and plucky …1881 Amer. dial.

TENANT-STEAD occupied by a tenant …1759 Sc.

TENANTSHIP tenancy …B1900 Eng. dial.

GERSMAN the tenant of a cottage in the country, who has no land attached to it …1825 Sc.
MAIL-MAN one who pays rent; a tenant …1609 Sc.
MAIL PAYER one liable to pay rent; a tenant …1724 Sc.
NAIF a kindly tenant …Bk1841 Sc.
SUBSETTLE an under-tenant …1583 obs.
TAKER one who takes a lease of a farm, a mine, etc.; a lessee or tenant …1778
TAXMAN a tack’s-man; one who holds a tack or lease of land, a water-mill, coal-mines, fishers, tithes, customs, or anything farmed or leased; a lessee; esp. in the Highlands, a middleman who leases directly from the proprietor of the estate a large piece of land which he sublets in small farms; a tenant of a higher class …1533 Sc. 

– the Ten Commandments collectively as a body of law DECALOGUE 1382

– a person who expounds the decalogue or Ten Commandments DECALOGIST 1650 rare

– to tend, to bring up, to rear, to care for TIDD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to tend, to care for something, to look after someone AINT 1908 Sc.
– to tend, to nurse NESTLE a1548 obs.

AFFECTUOUS favourably or kindly disposed; loving, affectionate, tender …c1441 obs.
BUTTER-HEARTED tender-hearted …1952 Amer. dial.
EFFEMINATE gentle, tender, compassionate …1594 obs.
LUSH lax, flaccid; soft, tender …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
MILCH-HEARTED nervous, timid, mild, tender-hearted …B1900 Eng. dial.
NARK delicate, tender …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
NESH tender, mild, gentle, kind; inclined to pity, mercy, or other tender feelings …c897 obs.
NESH tender, delicate, weak; unable to endure fatigue or exposure; susceptible to cold …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
NESHY fragile, tender …1854 Eng. dial.
TAFFETY tender, delicate …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TART of pain, punishment, suffering, discipline, law: sharp, severe, painful, grievous, tender to the touch, smarting, stinging …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TENELLOUS somewhat tender …1651 obs. rare
TEW tender, sickly, small, weak …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TID tender; nice, fanciful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TIDD tender; nice, fanciful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

AFFECTUOUSLY affectionately; kindly, lovingly, tenderly …1447 obs.
NESH softly, gently, tenderly …1297 obs. rare
SAWFLY carefully, tenderly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

MOLLITUDE softness, tenderness, weakness, effeminacy …1656 obs.
NESHNESS delicacy, tenderness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TENERITUDE tenderness, softness …c1440 obs. rare
TETUZ anything tender; a delicate person …1824 Sc. obs.

NICELING an effeminate, tender, or delicate person …1549 obs.

– a tendon, a ligament, a sinew LEADER 1899 Amer. dial.

– to tend carefully, to nurse, to cherish TIDDLE 1560 obs. exc. Eng. dial. or sl.

– tenfold DECEMPLEX Bk1897
– tenfold; ten times as much DECUPLE 1613

– ten-fold – tenfold c1330 obs.

– a tenfold amount; a number or quantity ten times another DECUPLE c1425

– a nickname for Memphis, Tennessee BIG M 1976 US sl.
– Tennessee TENNESSY 1903 Amer. dial.

– a native of Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, or Virginia CORNCRACKER M19 US sl.
– an East Tennessean YELLOW LEG 1857 US sl.

BACK-RACKET the return of a ball in tennis …1608 obs.
BAGEL in tennis: a score of 6-0 in a set; a match in which all sets have been won 6-0 …1976 Amer. sl.
BAGEL JOB in tennis: a score of 6-0 in a set; a match in which all sets have been won 6-0 …1976 Amer. sl.
BANDY in tennis: a stroke with a racket; a ball of struck; a ‘return’ at tennis …1598 obs.
CACHESPELL;  CACHESPULE a tennis court …1526 Sc. obs.
CACHESPELL;  CACHESPULE the game of tennis …1568 Sc. obs.
CADDY a tennis-ball …1847 Eng. dial.
CADDY-BALL a tennis-ball …1847 Eng. dial.
CATCH tennis …c1475 Sc. obs.
CATCHPOLE;  CATCHPULE tennis …1663 obs.
DAISY-CUTTER a very low tennis shot …1897 Amer. sl.
DINK a drop shot in tennis …M20 US
FAG PACKET a racket (tennis, exorbitant prices, and noise) …Brit. sl.
GROUNDIE in tennis: a ground stroke …1981 Amer. sl.
HIT-AND-GIGGLE a sexist term for a light-hearted tennis game played b women …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
MONKEY ON YOUR BACK in sports: the inability to beat a certain opponent; most commonly used in tennis …1988 US sl.
RABBITRY a state of being a poor player. esp. in golf or tennis …1920s sl.

BASELINER in tennis: one who plays a baseline game (a playing strategy in which a player stays close to the baseline and seldom moves into the forecourt) …1883
BIG SERVER in tennis: a player who has a powerful serve …Bk1979 usage
HACKER in tennis: an ineffective player …Bk1979 sports usage
MOONBALLER in tennis: a person who frequently hits moonballs (high lobs) …1976
NACKET a tennis court-keeper’s boy …1500-20 obs.
NETMAN a tennis player
RABBIT a poor performer at any game, especially cricket, golf, or tennis …1904 sl.
RACKETER one who a racket game, esp. tennis ..1581 rare

DINK in tennis, volleyball, and other games with a net: to execute a drop shot that falls just beyond the net …M20 chiefly US
SHACK to retrieve stray balls for a baseball or tennis player; to retrieve a stray ball; broadly, to go in search of …1890 Amer. dial.

EDGY nervous, irritable, tense …1837 UK sl.
HEATED UP tense, nervous, angry, excited …L19 sl.
HET UP tense, nervous, angry, excited …L19 sl.
NERVY nervous; ill at ease; scared, cowardly, tense …1891 sl.
ON EDGE very tense, nervy, anxious …1870 UK sl.
UP tense, nervous …1990s African-American sl.
UPTIGHT nervous, anxious, tense …1934 US
 WIRED anxious, nervous, uptight; tense …1970s Amer. sl.
 WIRED UP tense …1970s sl., orig. & chiefly US
WOUND tense, anxious, on edge …1788 sl.
WOUND UP tense, anxious, on edge …1788 sl.

WHITE-KNUCKLER a person with an extreme fear of flying; a tense or anxious person …1972 colloq.

CLUTCH UP to become very tense and anxious; to freeze with anxiety …Bk2006 US sl.

UNDER CANVAS in a tent …1864

BIVVY,  BIVY a small tent or any temporary shelter for troops …1916 sl.
BOUDOIR an army tent …1945 US sl.
CABINET a little cabin, hut, soldier’s tent; a rustic cottage; a dwelling, lodging; a den of a beast …1572 obs.
COT HOUSE a tent …L19 sl.
HALE a place roofed over, but usually open at the sides; a pavilion; a tent; a booth, hut, or other temporary structure for shelter …c1330 obs.
MANSION a structure or edifice serving as a dwelling or lodging place; a house, a tent, etc. …a1340 obs.
PAY ME RENT a tent …20C Aust. rhyming sl.
RAG a tent, or tent-like shelter …c1930 Amer. dial.
RAG ALLEY a nickname for a settlement composed of ‘rag houses’ (tents), or a poor or run-down part of town …1859 Amer. dial.
RAG BUILDING a tent, or tent-like shelter …1968 Amer. dial.
RAG BUNGALOW a tent, or tent-like shelter …1919 Amer. dial.
RAG CITY a nickname for a settlement composed of ‘rag houses’ (tents), or a poor or run-down part of town …1917 Amer. dial.
RAG HOUSE a tent, or tent-like shelter …1890 Amer. sl.
RAG HUT a tent, or tent-like shelter …1851 Amer. dial.
RAG SHANTY a tent, or tent-like shelter …1851 Amer. sl.
RAG TOWN a nickname for a settlement composed of ‘rag houses’ (tents), or a poor or run-down part of town …1859 Amer. dial.
TABERNACLE a temporary dwelling; generally movable, constructed of branches, boards, or canvas; a hut, tent, booth …1382
TAN a temporary tent, hut, or cabin, such as set up by tinkers or gypsies …1895 Sc.
TILT a covering of coarse cloth; an awning; a booth, tent, or tabernacle …c1440
WICKY a teepee …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

STEND to erect a tent …a1600 obs.
STRETCH to pitch a tent …1382 obs.
TILL to pitch a tent …1362 obs.

– tentative and based on informed speculation HORSEBACK 1879 US colloq.

TITHE tenth …c1250

DECIM a tenth part, tithe …1638 obs.
DECIMATION the exaction of tithes, or of a tax of one-tenth …1549
 EDECIMATION the act or process of taking a tithe or tenth …a1693 obs. rare
TITHE a tenth part of anything; later, a very small part …1494
TITHELING tenth part, tithe …c1320 obs. rare
TITHING a tenth part of anything …1382 obs.

DECIMATE to exact a tenth or a tithe from; to tax to the amount of one-tenth …1656 obs.
DECIMATE to divide into tenths, to divide decimally …1749 obs.
TITHE to take every tenth thing or person from the whole number; to take one tenth of the whole; to divide into tenths …c1000 obs.

– tenure or seniority on a job WHISKERS 1973 US sl.

– tepid FLAKE c1400 obs.
– tepid; lukewarm LEW c1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– tepid; warm, hot CALID 1599 arch.

– to make moderately tepid or warm TEPEFY 1656
– to make tepid or warm; to become warm LEW 971 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

– tequila MEXICAN LIGHTNING 1975 Amer. sl.
– tequila, mescal CACTUS JUICE 1960s sl.

BALSCAT a shrew; a termagant; a crosspatch; a bad-tempered person …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
BAT a disagreeable, despicable, or foolish woman or girl; a quarrelsome, unpleasant or cranky woman; a gossipy or mean old woman; a shrew or termagant …1886
JEZEBEL an objectionable woman; a termagant or shrew …1553 colloq.
RANDWHANG a termagant …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RANDY a loud-tongued, coarse-mannered woman; a scold, a virago, a termagant …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
RANDY-WHANG a termagant …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RANTIPOLE a rude, romping boy or girl; a wild, ill-behaved or reckless person; a scold, a termagant, a shrew; a dissolute person …a1700 rare
RANTIPOW a termagant; a romping, boisterous child; a clumsy person …1807 Eng. dial.
SCOURGE a termagant; a brawling, domineering woman …1868 Sc. 
TADGER a violent, quarrelsome, domineering person, esp. a scolding woman, a shrew, a termagant …1888 Sc. 
TAIRGER a termagant; a scold; a shrew …1822 Sc.
TARGER a termagant; a scold; a shrew; a quarrelsome woman …1822 Sc.
TARMIGAN a termagant …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
TARTAR a savage person; a rough and violent or irritable person, an irascible person; an ill-natured, shrewish woman, a vixen, a termagant …1663
TASTRILL a termagant; one of violent temper and tongue; a passionate child …Bk1873 Eng. dial.
TATTER-CAN a termagant; a kicking cow …Bk1878 Eng. dial.

– anything terminal or fatal, esp. a disease, as cancer; also syphilis BIG CASINO 1930s US sl.

DESINENT forming the end, ending, closing, terminating …1605 obs.

END-DAY a termination, end …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
WRITE-OFF a farewell, a termination …1970s sl., orig. military

ACHIEVE to bring to an end or termination; to finish, to terminate …c1385 obs.
ADETERMINE to bring to an end, to terminate …1413 obs. rare
BAIL to terminate a relationship, to break up …1970s African-American & teen sl.
END OFF to come to an end, to terminate …1934 Amer. dial.
SACK IT UP to terminate, to bring to a conclusion …1970s African-American sl.
TERMINE to put and end to, to cause to cease; to bring to a conclusion, to complete; to terminate …c1390 obs.

– the common tern, Sterna fluviatilis RIXY 1885 Eng. dial.

– a small terrace on a hill CATSTEP 1939 Amer. dial.

ADJECTIVAL euphemism for ‘bloody’, abominable, terrible …L19 sl., chiefly Aust.
ADJECTIVE euphemism for ‘bloody’, abominable, terrible …L19 sl., chiefly Aust.
ALL-FIRED terrible, extreme, confounded …1829 sl., orig. & chiefly US
ANOINTED very great, terrible …1877 Eng. dial.
ASS terrible, bad …1992 US sl.
AWFUL frightful, offensive, exceedingly bad or inferior; unpleasant; terrible …c1786 colloq.
– AWSOME awful, terrible …1824 Sc.
BALD bad; terrible …20C teen & high school sl.
BURNT terrible; tough; strict …20C teen & high school sl.
DEADLY excessive, terrible, awful …1660 colloq.
DERF painful, grievous; terrible, dreadful, cruel …a1225 obs.
DOUTOUS fraught with terror; fearful, dreadful, terrible …a1300 obs.
EISFUL fearful, terrible …a1000 obs.
EISLICH fearful, terrible …c888 obs.
ELDRITCH weird, ghostly, unnatural; frightful, hideous, ghastly, fearful, terrible …1508 Sc.
EYEFUL arousing, awe, fear, or dread; terrible, dreadful …a1200 obs.
EYESFUL arousing awe, fear, or dread; terrible, dreadful …a1225 obs.
FIERCE terrible, disagreeable in the extreme; extremely bad or severe …1907 Amer. dial.
FORMIDOLOUS to be feared, fearful, dreadful, terrible …1656 obs.
GAG-AWFUL horrible, terrible …1981 US college sl.
GHASTFUL dreadful, terrible …LME arch.
GOD-AWFUL terrible, dreadful …1897 US sl.
GRIMFUL fierce, terrible …ME rare
HAEMATOID ‘bloody’, abominable or terrible …1920s euphemism
HAYNESS horrible, dreadful, terrible, heinous …1881 Eng. dial.
HELLACIOUS dreadful, terrible …1976 US sl.
RAT-SHIT dreadful, terrible; of poor quality …1980 Aust. & NZ sl.
ROTTEN very bad or unpleasant; nasty, terrible, awful …1813 colloq.
SAD terrible …1946 US sl.
SADDER THAN A MAP very bad, terrible, disgusting …1930s African-American sl.
TIMOROUS causing fear or dread; dreadful, terrible …1455 obs.
TIRABLE terrible …1562 obs.
UNCO weird, uncanny; terrible; unlucky …1828 Sc.
UNKED; UNKERD; UNKID weird, uncanny; insane; ominous of evil; horrid, ghastly, terrible …1861 Eng. dial.
VERMILION abominable, terrible …L19 Aust. euphemism for ‘bloody’

DERF grievously, terribly …c1325 obs.
MARVELLOUS exceedingly, terribly …1953 Amer. dial.

BEAT! that’s terrible! …20C teen & high school sl.

DEATH a terrible situation or event …1980s US college sl.
FEAR a sudden and terrible event; peril …a1000 obs.
OLD NICK something terrible …1920s sl.
– TERRILOQUY the speaking of terrible or dreadful things

HUMGRUFFIN a terrible or repulsive person …1842

– TERRIBLIZE to make or become terrible …1605 nonce word obs.

BADASS terrific, excellent …M20 sl., orig. & chiefly US
DING-DONG of top quality, great, terrific, startling, extraordinary; excellent, first-rate …Bk1900
CURL A MO great, terrific, excellent …1941 Aust. sl.
CURL THE MO great, terrific, excellent …1941 Aust. sl.
DEF outstanding; terrific; common in rap music lyrics …20C teen & high school sl.
DING-DONG of top quality, great, terrific …1953 Aust. sl.
FIERCE terrific …20C teen & high school sl.
SKOOKUM big; powerful, terrific; smart …1965 Can. sl.

CURL A MO!; CURL THE MO! terrific! …1954 Aust. sl.

 AFEARD afraid, frightened, struck with fear or terror …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 AGAST terrified, afraid …1790 Eng. dial.
 AGEST terrified, afraid …1790 Eng. dial.
 AGUSH’D terrified, afraid …1790 Eng. dial.
 AWESOME;  AWSOME awful, appalling, terrifying …1817 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 AWESOME;  AWSOME susceptible to fear, terrified …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 DART frightened, terrified …Bk1900 Sc.
 DERT frightened, terrified …Bk1900 Sc.
 FERDY fearful, timid, afraid, terrified …c1340 obs. rare
 FORFRIGHTED greatly terrified, badly frightened, afraid …c1250
 GARGRUGOUS austere, both in aspect and manners; terrifying, awe-inspiring; ugly …1841 Sc.
 GAST terrified, afraid …a1300 obs.
 GUT-WRENCHING terrifying, extremely unpleasant or distressing; that causes nausea or severely upsets the stomach …1972
 OFGRISEN terrified …c1200 obs. rare
 PACKING DEATH terrified, frightened …1950s Aust. sl.
 SCARED RIGID utterly scared or terrified …20C sl.
 SCARED STIFF utterly scared or terrified …20C sl.
 SCARED WITLESS absolutely scared or terrified …1920s sl.
 SCAREFUL terrifying, frightful …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SHIT-SCARED extremely frightened; terrified; afraid …1958 sl.
 SHITTERS terrified …1990s sl.
 TERRIFICK afraid, terrified …1821 Sc. obs.
 FEARINGLY in a terrifying manner …1556 obs.
 HAIRBALL! terrifying! …1998 US sl.
 PAVEFACTION a terrifying or making afraid …1658 obs. rare
 ONE’S ASSHOLE SUCKS WIND one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense; used derisively …1967 Amer. sl.
 ONE’S ASS SUCKS BUTTERMILK one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense; used derisively …c1954 Amer. sl.
 ONE’S ASS SUCKS STRAIGHT WIND one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense; used derisively …1961 Amer. sl.
 ONE’S ASS SUCKS WIND one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense; used derisively …1920 Amer. sl.
 ADRAD;  ADREAD to make afraid; to terrify …c1314 obs.
 AFEAR;  AFERE;  AFFERE to frighten, to terrify, to make afraid …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 ASTONY to stun, astonish, astound, bewilder; to terrify, to confound with fear or amazement …1340 arch.
 AWHAPE to amaze, to stupefy with fear, to terrify, to confound utterly …c1300 obs.
 BEGALLOW to frighten or terrify …c1320 obs.
 BOGLE to bewitch, to bamboozle; to terrify …Bk1911 Sc.
 BREAK OUT INTO ASSHOLES to become thoroughly terrified; used derisively …1978 Amer. sl.
 CACK to be terrified …1960s sl.
 CACK ONE’S PANTS to be extremely scared; to be absolutely terrified  …Aust. sl.
 CACK YOURSELF to be terrified; to ‘shit yourself’ …2000 UK sl.
– CHILL SOMEONE’S BLOOD to terrify someone …Bk1999 
 CURDLE THE BLOOD to afflict a person with strong negative emotion, esp. fear or dread; to terrify …1760
 DARE to daunt, to terrify, to paralyze with fear; to stupefy .,..1611 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 DASTARD to make a dastard of; to cow, to terrify …1593 obs.
 DASTARDIZE to make a dastard of’; to cow, to terrify …c1645
 DAUNTON to terrify, to intimidate, to subdue; to depress, to awe, to dismay …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DERE to terrify, to paralyze with fear, to stupefy …1790 Sc.
 FRIGHTEN INTO FITS to terrify someone …L19 sl.
 FRIGHTEN INTO FORTY FITS to terrify someone …L19 sl.
 FRIGHTEN THE DAYLIGHTS OUT OF to frighten; to terrify  …1951 sl.
 FRIGHTEN THE JEW JESUS OUT OF to terrify …1940s Irish sl.
 FRIGHTEN THE LARD OUT OF to terrify …L19 sl.
 FRIGHTEN THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF to frighten; to terrify …1951 sl.
 FRIGHTEN THE SHITE OUT OF to terrify …L19 sl.
– GALLOW to frighten or terrify …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
 GALLY to frighten, to alarm, to scare, to terrify …1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 GAST to frighten, to alarm, to scare, to terrify …c1000 obs.
 GASTER to frighten, to scare, to terrify …1593 obs.
 GET THE FRIGHTENERS to become terrified …1960s sl.
 GLOPPEN to startle, to astound, to surprise; to scare, to frighten, to terrify; to stupefy …a1225 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 GRUNGE to assault, to attack, to terrify …1960s sl.
 HAVE ONE’S BALLS UNDER ONE’S CHIN to be terrified …1937 US sl.
 HAZEN to scare, to terrify, to be afraid of …1605 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 HIDOUS to be terrified of …c1380 obs. rare
 KACK IT to be terrified …1960s sl.
 MAKE SOMEONE CREAK IN THEIR SHOES to terrify, to frighten someone ..L19 sl.
 OFDREDE to terrify, to frighten …c1000 obs.
 OFFEAR to frighten, to terrify …1131 obs.
 OFFRIGHT to frighten, to terrify …c1160 obs.
 PISS BULLETS to be terrified …1940s US sl.
 PUT THE FEAR OF GOD INTO to terrify someone …1905 sl.
 SCARE OUT OF MIND to terrify greatly …1876 Eng. dial.
 SCARE SOMEONE SHITLESS to terrify …1970s sl.
 SCARE THE BEJABBERS OUT OF to completely and utterly terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE BEJAZUS OUT OF to completely and utterly terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF to terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE DAYLIGHTS OUT OF to scare one severely, to terrify …L19 sl.
 SCARE THE DOOKEY OUT OF to terrify …1960s US sl.
 SCARE THE FUCK OUT OF to terrify …1990s sl.
 SCARE THE GUTS OUT OF to terrify …M19 sl.
 SCARE THE HOLY SHIT OUT OF to terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE LIGHTS OUT OF to terrify …M19 sl.
 SCARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF to scare one severely, to terrify …L19 sl.
 SCARE THE LIVING HELL OUT OF to terrify …1930s sl.
 SCARE THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF to terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE NUTS OFF to terrify …1930s sl.
 SCARE THE PANTS OFF to terrify …1930s sl.
 SCARE THE PISS OUT OF to terrify …1920s sl.
 SCARE THE SLACKS OFF to terrify …1930s sl.
 SCARE THE STUFFING OUT OF to terrify …M19 sl.
 SCARE THE WHOSIS OUT OF to terrify …1950s US sl.
 SCARIFY;  SCARRIFY to scare, to terrify …1897 Eng. dial.
 SHIT BULLETS to be terrified …1940s US sl.
 SKRIK to be terrified …L19 S. Afr.

– territory, country MARCH a1300 obs.

– a person whose territory adjoins that of another MARCHER c1440 obs.

AFEARD;  AFEARED;  AFFERED affected with fear or terror; frightened, afraid …c1000
DOUTOUS fraught with terror; fearful, dreadful, terrible …a1300 obs.

AGASTMENT sudden terror …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
AGUSHMENT sudden terror …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
AMP fear, terror …B1900 Sc.
BACK-FEAR an object of terror behind one, an intuitive dread of something sinister in the rear …1894 Sc.
BOGLE-BO a hobgoblin; any object of terror …Bk1911 Sc.
 BOO an object of terror; a bugbear …Bk1911 Sc.
EFFRAY fear, terror …1375 obs.
EYE fear, terror, dread …c1175 obs.
FEAREDNESS the condition of being frightened or afraid; terror, fear; also, a cause of fright …a1300 obs.
FEARLAC fear, terror …a1225 obs.
FEE-FAW-FUM nonsense, such as might terrify children …E19 rare
FUNK a state of cowardice, terror, fear …1743 orig. Oxford University sl.
GALDIMENT a great fright; terror …1790 Eng. dial. obs.
GALLY-BAGGER a scarecrow; an object of terror …1790 Eng. dial.
GALLY-BEGGAR a scarecrow; an object of terror …1790 Eng. dial.
GASTNESS terrified condition or appearance; terror, dread …c1374 obs.
HAG an object of terror; a bogey …1611 obs.
HEART-QUAKE sudden and violent emotion, as of terror, delight, etc.; a trembling of the heart; fearfulness …1561
HEART-QUALM sudden and violent emotion, as of terror, delight, etc. …1673
RADDOUR fear, terror …c1375 Sc. obs.
SPINE-FREEZER something that inspires excitement and terror; a horror or suspense story, film, etc. …1960
– TERRICULAMENT a source or object of dread or terror, especially of needless dread; a bugbear …1548 obs.
TERRIFICATION terror, anything causing terror …1822 Sc.

IT GROWLS ME I have a feeling of terror or horror …1482 obs.

EFFRAY to frighten, affect with terror; to alarm, startle; to scare …1375 obs.
FREEZE to inspire terror …1607

– a group of political terrorists or underworld assassins HIT SQUAD 1969 Amer. sl., esp. journalism
– a group of political terrorists or underworld assassins HIT TEAM 1978 Amer. sl., esp. journalism

– a terrorist GANDANGA 1990 S. Afr.

– a person hired by racketeers, etc. to terrorize political or industrial opponents GOON 1938 sl., orig. US