Reverse Dictionary: TIM – TIMZ


TIMBER – ADJECTIVES
– abounding in or characterized by timber TIMBERY 1859 rare

TIMBER – NOUNS
– the refuse of timber, the boughs, roots, etc. HEADS AND PLUCKS 1790 Eng. dial.

TIMBER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dockyard official formerly employed in testing the measurement, soundness, and quality of timber TIMBER-TASTER 1806 obs.
– a man who supplies or deals in timber TIMBERMAN 1429 obs.
– a person who makes things of timber; a carpenter TIMBERMAN 1466 Sc. obs.
– a timber-merchant XYLOPOLIST 1656 rare

TIMBER – VERBS
– to fell timber THROW 1889 Eng. dial.
– to steal timber GRANDMA 1936 Amer. dial.


TIME – ADJECTIVES
 COETANEOUS coming into existence or arising at the same time …1608
 DENTY large, fair-sized; of time: considerable …1862 Sc.
 DOWN THE TRACK referring to the passage of time …1980s sl.
 EQUITEMPORANEOUS performed in equal lengths of time; occupying the same length of time; contemporaneous …1709 obs.
 FRIGGING of a person or task: time-wasting; demanding too much time, pottering about…18C Brit.
 HANDY of time: near to, approaching, nearly …1814 Eng. dial.
 HOOZY-POOZY wasting time …19C Eng. dial.
 NARROW of time: short, brief …1611 rare
 OMNITEMPORAL relating to all times …1890
 SINCE COCKY WAS AN EGG for a long time …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 SOLID full, complete, entire, esp. of time …M19
 TACTIC pert. to the beating of time …1779 obs.
– TEMPORANEOUS pertaining to time, temporal …1656 rare or obs.
 TIMEFUL occurring in or consisting of time; temporal, durational …a1400 obs.
 TIMESOME pert. to or subject to time as opposed to eternity; of finite duration; temporal …1674 obs. rare
 
TIME – ADVERBS
 ALAIRE, ALARE a short time ago …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 ANOTHER-WHEN another time …B1900 Eng. dial.
 AT-AFTER of time: after, afterwards …1790 Eng. dial.
 BACK-ALONG of time: back; formerly; in the past; recently; a little while ago …1880 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 BACK-CAST of time: long ago, in the past …1874 Eng. dial.
 BAFT of time: after …1205 obs. rare
 FOR A BLUE MOON for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR A COON’S AGE for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR A DOG’S AGE for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR A MONTH OF SUNDAYS for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR A RIGHT SMART SPELL for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR A WEEK OF SUNDAYS for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR AGES for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR AN AGE for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR SEVERAL YEARS OF RAINY SUNDAYS for a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FOR THE LONGEST for a very long time …1926 Amer. dial.
 FOR THE LAST LONGEST. for a very long time …1933 Amer. dial.
 FROM HELL TO BREAKFAST for a considerable distance or time …1939 Amer. dial.
 FROM HELL TO HARLEM for a considerable distance or time …1939 Amer. dial.
 ON THE DOT precisely; exactly at the time specified …colloq.
 ON THE NOSE exactly on time …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
 
TIME – PREPOSITIONS
 AHIND of time: after, behind …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 AT-AFTER of time: after …1868 Eng. dial.
 AYONT of time: after, later than …1895 Sc.
 GAIN of time: towards, near …c1475 obs.
 
TIME – CONJUNCTIONS
 TOFORE of time: before …a1325 obs.
 
TIME – NOUNS
 AFRICAN PEOPLE’S TIME unpunctuality, flexible time, a general disregard for time-keeping …1960s sl., orig. S. Afr.
 AFRICAN TIME unpunctuality, flexible time, a general disregard for time-keeping …1960s sl., orig. S. Afr.
 AGE OF YEARS a very long time …1969 Amer. dial.
 AUDIE the voice that announced the time on telephone time services …1955 US sl.
 BAT a short time, a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BAT OF AN EYE a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BIT a short while, a short space of time …1653 colloq.
 BLOWS a long period of time …1940 Amer. dial.
 BRACE OF SHAKES a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BREATH a very short time; a moment …1917 Amer. dial.
 CAT-SNIFTER a very short space of time …1867 Eng. dial.
 COON’S AGE a long time …1835 Amer.
 COUPLE JERKS OF A COW’S TAIL a very short time …1965 Amer. dial.
 COUPLE OF HUMPS a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 COUPLE OF JERKS a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 COUPLE OF KICKS a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 COUPLE OF SHAKES a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 COUPLE OF WINKS a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CRACK a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CROCK an unpleasant or worthless person, object, or experience; a waste of time …L19 sl.
 CROCK OF SHIT an unpleasant or worthless person, object, or experience; a waste of time …1951 US sl.
 DAFFING an idle waste of time in frivolous talking …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DAY AND TIME a period of time; an era …1887 Amer. dial.
 DECURRENCE the act or state of running down; downward flow or course; lapse of time …1659 obs.
 DECURRENCY the act or state of running down; downward flow or course; lapse of time …1651 obs.
 DECURSE downward course, lapse of time …1593 obs.
 DECURSION a course or passage of time …1664 obs.
 DISTANCE an extent of time …1939 Amer. dial.
 DODGE odd moments, spare time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 DOG’S AGE a long time …1833 sl., orig. US
 DONKEY’S YEARS a long time …Bk1942 Amer. colloq.
 EARLY O’CLOCK shortly after an activity has started …1983 Trinidad and Tobago
 EFFLUX the lapse, passing away of time, or of a particular period; hence, expiry, end …1647
 EFFLUXION the lapse or passing away of time; the expiry or completion of a certain period …1621
 EGGTAGGLE the act of wasting time in bad company; hence, immodest conduct …1825 Sc. obs.
 FARMER’S TIME 30 minutes early or fast …20C US sl.
 FARTING-SPELL a very short period of time; a moment …19C Amer. dial.
 FEC a definite interval in space or time; a limited distance, fixed period …c1000 obs.
 FEUSTERING wasting time …1939 Amer. dial.
 FLASH a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GLIFF a flash, a gleam; a short space of time, an instant, a moment …1816 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 GLIFFY a short space of a time; a moment …1820 Sc.
 GOD’S TIME orig. time as told by the sun as opposed to standard time; later, standard time as opposed to daylight saving time …1911 Amer. dial.
 HALF-A-JIFFY a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 HALF A MO a very short but vaguely defined time, a moment …1896 UK sl.
 HALF-A-SHAKE a moment, a very short time …20C NZ sl.
 HALF A TIC a very short time …L19 sl.
 HALF A TICK a very short time …L19 sl.
 HAND-CLAP a moment, a short space of time …1824 Sc.
 HANDWHILE a moment, an instant; a little while; a short span of time …c1000 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HAUTESSE length of time …a1300 obs.
 HAWAIIAN TIME a flexible system of time; a disregard for punctuality …1974 Amer. dial., occasionally derogatory
 HEART-BEAT an extremely brief space of time …1850
 HEEL the concluding part of anything, as a period of time, a book, etc. …L16
 HIGH TIME the latest possible time; a time that is almost too late …colloq.
 HYSTERICAL PRESENT the present time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 INCH OF TIME, AN the least moment of time …1873 Eng. dial.
 INDIAN TIME a flexible system of time; a lack of punctuality …1963 Amer. dial., usually derogatory
 JACK AN’ DANNY nonsense, time-wasting, prevarication …1990s rhyming sl. for ‘fanny’
 JEFFEY the shortest possible time …1793 colloq.
 JERK a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 JERK OF A LAMB’S TAIL a very short time …1922 Amer. dial.
 JIFF a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 JIFFY the shortest possible time …1793 colloq.
 KATH an indeterminate period of time …20C Aust. sl.
 KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN an indeterminate period of time …20C Aust. sl.
 KINGDOM COME a very long period of time …1908 Amer. dial.
 LAG-END the latter part of a period of time; the tail-end …1822 Sc.
 LEMON AND LIME time …20C rhyming sl.
 LENGH length of time or space …c888
 LESS THAN NO TIME a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 LETTING wasting of time …1398 obs.
 LITTLE BIT a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 LONG TIME Central time …1931 Amer. dial.
 MANY-A-BIT a long time …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MANY-A-WHILE a long time …1879 Eng. dial.
 MINUTE a long time …1990s African-American sl.
 MONTH OF SUNDAYS a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 NANO a very short period of time …1991 US sl.
 NEVER-MASS a date or time which never comes …c1550 obs. exc. Sc.
 NEW YORK MINUTE a very short period of time; an instant …1920s US sl.
 NEW YORK SECOND an instant …1920s US sl.
 NICK a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 NICKEL AND DIME time …1930s rhyming sl.
 NIGGERHEADING wasting time by not working on the job …1968 Amer. dial., derogatory
 NO TIME a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 ONWARDLING a small portion or length of time …1674 obs.
 PIG’S WHISPER a very short space of time …1791
 PIG’S WHISTLE a very short space of time; an instant …1859 US rare
 QUACK a brief moment; a trice, the shortest possible time …1882 Sc. obs.
 RACE a space of time; a while …a1300 obs. rare
 RAILROAD TIME time as kept by a railroad line; hence, precise clock time; also, standard time, as opposed to local time …1865 Amer. dial.
 RIGHT SMART SPELL a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SEVERAL YEARS OF RAINY THURSDAYS a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SHAKE a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SHAKE OF A BRASS MONKEY’S TAIL a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SHORT METER a short time …1842 Amer. dial.
 SILENT HOURS, THE from 11 pm to 5:30 am …c1910 Royal Navy colloq.
 SKETCH OF TIME a short period of time …1968 Amer. dial.
 SKIRT the beginning or end of a period of time; chiefly in plural …1624
 SNATCH a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SPOT a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SUCCESSION the course, lapse, or process of time …1456 obs.
 TACK a specific period of time, as a spell of weather, a stretch …1728 Sc.
 TAKER-UP something that occupies time, space, etc. …1620
 TANTILLATION a trifling space of time; a moment of time …1651 nonce word obs.
 TERM OF A TIME a long time …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TICK-TACK a second; a moment; a short space of time …1881 Eng. dial.
 TIDEMENT time, tide, season …1560 obs. rare
 THOUGHT a small quantity of anything; a short distance; a short time …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 THREE JERKS OF A LAMB’S TAIL a very short time …1901 Amer. dial.
 THREE SHAKES OF A SHEEP’S TAIL a very short time …1884 Amer. dial.
 TIME a space of time, generally understood to mean a year …1382 obs.
– TWINK a winking of the eye; the time taken by this; a twinkling; the shortest possible space of time; a moment …a1400
 TWINKLING OF A BEDPOST a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO JERKS OF A DOG’S TAIL a very short time …1965 Amer. dial.
 TWO JERKS OF A LAMB’S TAIL a short period of time; an instant; a jiffy …1892 Amer. dial.
 TWO SHAKES a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO SHAKES OF A BRASS MONKEY’S TAIL a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO SHAKES OF A DEAD SHEEP’S TAIL a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO SHAKES OF A LAMB’S TAIL a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO SHAKES OF A SHEEP’S TAIL a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO TWO’S a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 TWO WHOOPS AND A HELLO;  a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 VALUE an extent or amount of time …1803 Sc.
 WEEK OF SUNDAYS n. a long time …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 WHET a turn, spell of activity; an indefinite interval of time …1834 Amer. dial.
 WHIFF a short space of time; a jiffy …1823 Amer. dial.
 WHILES a time, a while …1857 Amer. dial.
 WHIPS OF TIME an abundance of time …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
 WHIPSTITCH a short space of time; a moment …1899 Amer. dial.
 WHISK OF A LAMB’S TAIL, A a very short time …1895 Amer. dial.
 WHIT a considerable period of time …1994 Amer. dial.
 WINK a short time; a moment …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 YANKEE MINUTE a very short period of time …1995 Amer. dial.
 ZERO-DARK-THIRTY the wee hours of the morning, before or roughly at dawn …1980 US military sl.
 
TIME – NOUNS, ACTUAL TIME
 FARMERS’ TIME eight o’clock (pm) …1940 Amer. dial.
 NARROWDALE NOON one o’ clock …1868 Eng. dial.
 
TIME – NOUNS, PERSON
 BEE-ESSER a time-waster, one who always fools around …1962 US sl.
 GOOF someone who makes mistakes or wastes time …1950s Amer. sl.
 FUCK-OFF a person who wastes time; a goof-off ..M20 US sl.
 HACKER a person who uses their computer expertise in any effort to breach security walls and gain entry to secure sites …1963 US sl., orig. computing usage
 IDLER one who idles or is idle; one who spends his time in idleness; an indolent or lazy person; a sluggard; one who trifles away his time …1534
 IDLERT one who wastes time; an idler …1930 Sc. 
 JAG-OFF an incompetent time-waster …M20 US sl.
 SPILL-TIME an idler; a waster of time …1393 obs.
 TARTLE a dawdler, a slow mover; a chatterbox, a waster of time …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TARTLER a dawdler, a slow mover; a chatterbox, a waster of time …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TARTLES a dawdler, a slow mover; a chatterbox, a waster of time …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TIME-LOSER one who wastes time …1967 Amer. dial.
 TIMIST a chronologer …1897 rare
 WAG-WANTON one who trifles or wastes time …1604 obs.
 
TIME – PHRASES
 AGAINST THE CLOCK what you are said to be when time is short and you’re in a hurry …Brit. sl.
 BEFORE ONE CAN SAY JACK ROBINSON instantly, in the shortest possible time …1785 sl.
 FROM HELL TO BREAKFAST for a long time; for a long distance …L19 US sl.
 HALF PAST KISSING TIME a facetious reply to the question, “What time is it?” …1910 Amer. sl.
 HALF PAST KISSING TIME AND TIME TO KISS AGAIN a facetious reply to the question, “What time is it?” …1910 Amer. sl.
 IT’S A FRECKLE PAST A HAIR a reply if someone ask you the time, and you’re not wearing a watch …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 LONG AS JOHN BROWN STAYED IN HEAVEN, AS no time at all …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 SINCE ADAM WAS A COWBOY for a very long time …1968 NZ
 SINCE ADAM WAS A PUP for a very long time …1956 Aust. sl.
 SINCE BUCK WAS A CALF for a long period of time …1952 Amer. dial.
 SINCE CAESAR WAS A PUP for a very long time …E20 colloq.
 SINCE DICK SEDDON DIED for a very long time …1952 NZ
 SINCE DICK SEDDON WAS A BOY for a very long time …1979 NZ
 SINCE GOD CALLED THE CHICKENS HOME for a very long time …c1945 NZ
 SINCE HANNAH WAS A RAG DOLL for a very long time …1966 Amer. dial.
 SINCE HECTOR WAS A PUP for a very long time …1904 US sl.
 SINCE THE BATTLE OF CRECY for a very long time …L19 colloq.
 SINCE THE LORD HAD THE MEASLES for a very long time …c1945 NZ
 SINCE THE WOODS BURNED for a long time …1863 Amer. dial.
 SINCE THE WOODS CAUGHT ON FIRE for a long time …1965 Amer. dial.
 SINCE THE WOODS WERE BURNT for a long time …1965 Amer. dial.
 SINCE TIME for a very long time …2003 UK sl.
 SINCE WILLIE DIED for a very long time …E20 colloq.
 TILL KINGDOM COME pending a long or indefinite time …1928 Amer. dial.
 TILL THE WATER GETS HOT even a short time, any time at all …1938 Amer. dial.
 UNDER THE WIRE at the very last minute …1930s
 UNTIL THE WATER GETS HOT even a short time, any time at all …1936 Amer. dial.
 
TIME – VERBS
 ALLACK to idle away time; to loiter, to loaf, to play …1897 Eng. dial.
 ARSE ABOUT to idle, to fool about; to waste time …1664 Brit.
 ARSE AROUND to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1664 Brit. & Aust. sl.
 ASS ABOUT to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1664 Brit. & Aust. sl.
 ASS AROUND to fool around, to loiter, to waste time; to wander aimlessly; to be idle; to act irresponsibly; to trifle …1914 Amer. sl.
 ASSEN AROUND to fool around; to loiter; to waste time; to be idle …1966 Amer. dial.
 ASSHOLE AROUND to loaf; to trifle; to wander idly about; to waste time …1968 Amer. sl.
 AWM to waste time, to be idle; to move about aimlessly, to loiter, to lounge; to stand gaping and staring; to do work in a slovenly manner …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 BASH THE SPINE to idle, to waste time, to loaf around …1940s Aust. sl.
 BE A-DOING to do something merely to have something to do; to pass the time …1902 Amer. dial.
 BEAT IN TIME to waste time; to busy oneself with unimportant things …1965 Amer. dial.
 BEAT OUT THE TIME to while away the time …1889 Eng. dial.
 BEAT TIME to waste time; to busy oneself with unimportant things …1965 Amer. dial.
 BEEF to loaf; to waste time …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
 BLANDER to babble; to spread a report or calumny; to exaggerate or misstate; to waste time in gossiping …19C
 BOIL THE OCEAN to waste one’s time attempting to do the impossible …Bk2006 US sl.
 BOIL WATER to waste time by doing unimportant or useless things …1950 Amer. dial.
 BUGGER ABOUT to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1929 Brit. & Aust. sl.
 BUGGER AROUND to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1929 Brit. & Aust. sl.
 COME IN PUDDING-TIME to come in good time, before it’s too late …M17 colloq.
 CRAP AROUND to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1935 US sl.
 DADDLE to be slow in motion or action; to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to saunter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DAIDLE to idle, to trifle, to waste time; to potter about; to move or act slowly or in a slovenly manner; to saunter; to loiter …1756 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DALLACK to dally, to fritter away time …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DANDER to stroll, to saunter, to wander; to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …L16 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DANER to stroll, to saunter, to wander; to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc.
 DANNER to stroll, to saunter, to wander; to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc.
 DAUNDER to stroll, to saunter, to wander; to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DEADBEAT to waste time; to idle about; to take advantage of, to impose on …1881 Amer. dial.
 DICK AROUND to waste time; to goof off …Bk2006 US sl.
 DICKER AROUND to waste time in indecision …1967 Amer. dial.
 DIDDLE to busy oneself with trifles; to show great activity without accomplishing much; to waste time by dawdling …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DIDDLE-DADDLE to busy oneself with trifles; to show great activity without accomplishing much; to waste time by dawdling …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DILDER to trifle, to waste time, to work carelessly …Bk1900 Sc.
 DILLY-DALLY to dawdle; hence to waste time …1741 UK sl.
 DINK AROUND to idle or waste time …1978 US sl.
 DO A MIKE to pretend to be working; to hang about; to loiter, to waste time …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
 DONDER to stroll, to saunter, to wander; to trifle, to misspend one’s time; to hobble …1727 Eng. dial.
 DORK OFF to waste time …Bk2006 US sl.
 DRILLY-DRALLY to waste time, to loiter, to hesitate …1881 Eng. dial.
 DRINGLE to waste time in a lazy, lingering manner; to be slow, dilatory; to dawdle; to trickle sluggishly …c1680 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DROOL to waste time, to idle around …1920s sl., orig. Aust.
 DRUTTLE to dawdle, to waste time, to trifle …19C Scot
 EAT to absorb time wastefully …1598 obs.
 EEM to spare time, to find an opportunity; to have leisure; to succeed in doing a thing …1674 Eng. dial.
 FADDLE to waste time; to dawdle, to walk slowly …1876 Eng. dial.
 FADE to idle; to waste time …1968 US sl.
 FAFF to mess about, restlessly and ineffectually, wasting time, often while something quite urgent needs attention; to play or fool around, to waste time …c1930
 FAFF ABOUT to mess about; to waste time on matters of no importance; to be indecisive or fussy …1874 UK sl.
 FAFF AROUND to mess about; to waste time on matters of no importance; to play or fool around …1874 UK sl.
 FAKE ABOUT to ‘knock about’; to waste time, to idle …Bk1900 Ireland
 FAKE OFF to waste time; to goof off …Bk2006 US sl.
 FANDANGLE to hang about, to trifle, to waste time, to ‘fool’ around …1892 Ireland
 FANNY ABOUT to be indecisive or fussy; to waste time; to act aimlessly …1970s sl.
 FANNY AROUND to waste time; to act aimlessly …1970s sl.
 FARE of time: to go, to pass …c1250 obs.
 FARGE to gossip; to loiter about, to waste time …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FART ABOUT to dawdle, to mess around, to potter, to waste time in trifling activity; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1910s sl.
 FART AROUND to dawdle, to mess around, to potter, to waste time in trifling activity; to behave foolishly or aimlessly  …1931 sl.
 FART-ARSE to dawdle, to mess around, to waste time …1940s sl.
 FART-ARSE ABOUT to dawdle, to mess around, to waste time …1940s sl.
 FART-ARSE AROUND to dawdle, to mess around, to waste time …1940s sl.
 FART OFF to goof off; to waste time …1968 US sl.
 FASSIL to loiter, to waste time, to work lazily …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FIDDLE-FART to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1975 Amer. dial.
 FIDDLEFART AROUND to waste time doing little or nothing …1972 US sl.
 FIDDLEFUCK AROUND to fool around, to waste time. to loaf, to dawdle, to shirk responsibility …1984 Amer. dial.
 FIG AROUND to idle, to waste time …1966 Amer. dial.
 FORNICATE THE POODLE to waste time; to loaf on the job …1910s US sl.
 FRIG to dawdle, to waste time …18C Brit. sl.
 FRIG ABOUT to waste time doing little or nothing …1933 UK sl.
 FUCK ABOUT to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1922 sl.
 FUCK AROUND to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1922 sl.
 FUCK OFF to waste time …M20 US sl.
 FUTZ (AROUND);  PHUTZ AROUND to waste time; to mess around; to trifle with …1907 US sl.
 GOOF to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1929 sl., chiefly US
 GOOF AROUND to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1929 sl., chiefly US
 GOOF OFF to act lazily, to mess around instead of working; to idle or waste time; to shirk one’s duties …1932 sl., orig. military
 HACK to waste time, usually in a context where time should not be wasted …1888 US sl.
 HACK ABOUT to waste time …1960s US sl.
 HACK AROUND to loaf, to lounge, to idle; to ramble around; to waste time …1888 Amer. sl.
 HACK OFF to idle; to loaf; to lounge; to go about aimlessly looking for distraction; to gad or fool about; to waste time …1888 US sl.
 HAINGLE of time: to pass slowly …1804 Sc.
 HAVE A MIKE to loiter, to waste time …E19 sl.
 HAWM to waste time, to be idle; to move about aimlessly, to loiter, to lounge; to stand gaping and staring; to do work in a slovenly manner …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HINGLE of time: to pass slowly …1804 Sc.
 HORSE to indulge in rough jokes or horseplay; to fool around; hence, to waste time in trifling activity; also, to philander (now usually with ‘around’)…1900 US sl.
 HUMP THE DOG to waste time completely …1980 US sl.
 JACK AROUND to mess about; to waste time; to act childishly; to be ineffective …1960s sl.
 JACK OFF to waste time; to goof off …20C US sl.
 LALLYGAG;  LOLLYGAG to dawdle, to dally, to fool about; to be idle; to waste time out of ineptitude or malicious design …1862 US sl.
 LOSE TIME to waste time; to fool around …1967 Amer. dial.
 LOUSE to waste time; to loaf, loiter, or idle about …1966 Amer. dial.
 LOUSE AROUND to waste time; to loaf, loiter, or idle about …c1920 Amer. dial.
 MAFFLE to delay, to waste time …1781 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 MARDLE to gossip; to waste time in gossiping; to dawdle …1892 Eng. dial.
 MESS OVER to waste time, to loiter, to run about gossiping, to do nothing in particular …1884 Eng. dial.
 MONKEY to tinker, trifle, or fool around; to fritter away one’s time; usually used with ‘with’ …1877-78 Amer. sl.
 MONKEY AROUND to waste time or pass the time aimlessly …1916 Amer. dial.
 MONKEY-FART AROUND to waste time; to fool about …a1970 Amer. sl.
 MOON AWAY to lounge, to loiter, to waste time …L19 sl.
 MUCK ABOUT to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1856
 MUCK AROUND to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1856
 NAFFLE to trifle away time; to potter about; to loiter; to act foolishly …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 NIGGLE to do something in a finicky, fussy, or time-wasting manner …1893 UK colloq.
 PIDDLE to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1774 Amer. dial.
 PIDDLE ABOUT to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1545 sl.
 PIDDLE AROUND to dawdle; to potter; to concern oneself with trifles; to waste one’s time …1545 sl.
 PISS ABOUT to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1943 sl.
 PISS AGAINST THE WIND to act ineffectually; to waste one’s time; to attempt something futile …1642 sl.
 PISS-ANT AROUND to waste time, to dawdle …20C Aust. sl.
 PISS AROUND to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1943 Brit. & Aust. sl.
 PISS-ARSE ABOUT to fool about; to waste time …c1920 army sl.
 PISS IN THE WIND to behave ineffectually; to waste one’s time, to attempt something futile …1970 sl.
 PLAY SILLY BLEEDERS to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1961 sl.
 PLAY SILLY Bs to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1961 sl.
 PLAY SILLY BUGGERS to waste time; to behave foolishly or aimlessly …1961 sl.
 PLOW THE BACK FORTY to waste time …1967 Amer. dial.
 PRAT ABOUT to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1961 Brit. sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S PLONKER to waste time …1982 UK sl.
 PUT ONE’S TIME IN to spend time; to occupy one’s time …L19 sl.
 QUEETER to work lazily and languidly, to trifle, to waste time …1866 Sc.
 QUIDDLE to trifle, to waste time; to be anxious about trifles; to fuss about, to fidget …1832 now chiefly Eng. & Amer. dial.
 RANCH to idle; to spend time doing little, to waste time …1991 US sl.
 SHOE THE GRAY GOOSE to spend one’s time uselessly; to undertake a difficult and profitless business …1892
 SHOOL to waste time doing a task …1946 Amer. dial.
 SOJER to loiter, to lounge, to shirk work, to waste time …Bk1896 Amer. dial.
 SPIN ONE’S WHEELS to waste one’s time or energy idly or frivolously; to do nothing productive …1960
 SPLIT-SECOND to time by a stopwatch …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SUMMER to pass one’s time pleasantly …1568 obs. rare
 TAIVER to roam about aimlessly or idly; to dally, to trifle, to waste time …1808 Sc.
 TANTLE to dawdle, to loiter, to waste time; trifle, to potter about …1889 Eng. dial.
 TAVER to roam about aimlessly or idly; to dally, to trifle, to waste time …1808 Sc.
 TROTTLE to dawdle, to idle, to waste one’s time …1921 Sc.
 TID to choose the right time for; to time, esp. with reference to land or crops …1808 Sc.
– TIDDYTOITY to loiter, to idle, to waste time …B1900 Eng. dial.
 TIME IT OUT to procrastinate, to delay, to spin out the time …1613 obs.
 WALK to time: to pass, to elapse …c1250 obs.
 WANK;  WHANK to waste time …1940s sl.
 WANK OFF;  WHANK OFF to waste time; to waste one’s efforts; to do something inefficiently …Bk2006 US sl.
 YUCK IT UP;  YUK IT UP to behave foolishly, and esp. in a time-wasting way …1961 sl., chiefly Amer.


TIMELESSNESS – NOUNS
– the state of timelessness; deficiency of time ACHRONISM 1877 nonce word


TIMELY – ADJECTIVES
– timely, opportune TIDIVE a1700 obs. rare
– timely, seasonable, opportune; in season TIDY c1350 obs.

TIMELY – ADVERBS
– timely TIMELILY 1608 obs. rare


TIMID, TIMIDITY, TIMIDLY, TIMOROUS, TIMOROUSNESS – ADJECTIVES
 ARFISH timid, fearful, apprehensive …1788 Eng. dial.
 ARGH timorous, apprehensive, afraid …1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 ASHAMED bashful, timid, esp. of children …1916 Amer. dial.
 BAUCH abashed, timid, sheepish …1871 Sc.
 BLATE shy, sheepish, bashful, timid …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLEAT shy, timid …Bk1911 Sc.
 BULL-SHY bashful, shy, timid …1937 Amer. dial.
 CAFF-HEARTED faint-hearted, timid, cowardly; of a worthless, mean disposition …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CAFFLING puny, weak, delicate; nervous, timid …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CAFFY faint-hearted, timid, cowardly …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CAFT faint-hearted, timid, cowardly; of a worthless, mean disposition …1830 Eng. dial.
 CALF-HEARTED timid, cowardly …1889 Eng. dial.
 CANDY-ASS timid; frightened; cowardly …Bk2006 US sl.
 CANDY-ASSED timid; frightened; cowardly …Bk2006 US sl.
 COWARDOUS cowardly; timid; faint-hearted …1480 obs.
 CRAINTIVE fearful, timorous, timid …1490 obs.
 CREMETOUS fearful, timid ….c1477 obs. rare
 DAFT timid, daunted …c1000 Eng. dial.
 DAFTED timid, frightened …1860 Eng. dial.
 DAFTISH sheepish, rather timid …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FAINTED rendered cowardly or timid …c1500 obs.
 FAINT-HEART faint-hearted; timid; spiritless; cowardly …1590
 FAINTLING faint-hearted, timid, cowardly, spiritless …1712 obs.
 FEARED frightened, afraid; timid …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 FEATHER-LEGGED cowardly, timid; frightened …1934 Amer. dial.
 FERDY fearful, timid, afraid, terrified …c1340 obs. rare
 FORMIDOLOUS feeling fear, timorous …1773 obs.
 FUNKY afraid, fearful, timid, nervous, cowardly …1835 rare
 GLIFFY easily frightened; nervous in disposition; timorous …B1900 Eng. dial.
– HARE-HEARTED timorous; easily frightened …1614
 HEN-HEARTED chicken-hearted, timid, cowardly …a1529 rare
 JUBEROUS timid, timorous …1871 Amer. dial.
 MEACOCK effeminate, cowardly, timorous, spiritless …1587 obs.
 MELCH-HEARTED gentle, diffident, timid, poor-spirited …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MILCH-HEARTED nervous, timid, mild, tender-hearted …B1900 Eng. dial.
 MILK-FACED shy, timid …1815
 MILK-LIVERED cowardly, timid, faint-hearted …1605
 MILQUETOASTY meek, timid, cowardly …1965 Amer. dial.
 NESH timid; wanting in courage, cowardly; faint-hearted; poor-spirited …1382 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 NESH-PHIZZED timid-faced; used of a man who will not fight for fear of bruises …1841 Eng. dial.
 NICODEMICAL  timid …1642 obs. rare
 PALE-HEARTED wanting in spirit or courage; cowardly, fearful, timid …1605
 PANTYWAIST timid; weak; effeminate; sissified …1930s sl.
 PAVID fearful, timid, shy, quaking …1656 rare
 PEERY shy, timid, suspicious …c1670 sl.
 PIPPIN-HEARTED cowardly, chicken-hearted, faint-hearted, timid …1809
 RABBITY timid, cowering …1937 Amer. dial.
 SCADDLE timid; easily frightened …1894 Eng. dial.
 SCAGGLE timid …Bk1904 Eng. dial. obs.
 SCAR scared, timid, shy; wild; sour-looking …1700 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SCARE easily frightened, timid; wild; shy, affectedly modest …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SCAREDY afraid, fearful, timid, cowardly …1955 Amer. dial.
 SCARISH timid …1884 Ireland
 SCARY easily frightened, fearful, afraid, timid, cowardly …1800 Amer. dial.
 SCATTLE timid, easily frightened …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 THARFISH of heavy countenance; lumpish; reluctant, unwilling, backward, timorous, shy; forbidding …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 WUSSY cowardly, weak, effeminate, timid, passive …1970s sl.
 TIMBERSOME characterized by fear; timorous, timid …1599-1600 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TIMIDOUS timid …1663 obs. rare
 TIMORSOME characterized by fear; timorous, timid …1599-1600 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TREMEBUND inclined to tremble, fearful, trembling much; timorous, timid …c1560 Sc. obs.
 UNBOLD lacking in boldness; timid, bashful; backward, slow …c897 obs.
 WHITE-HEARTED faint-hearted, timid, cowardly …1598
– YONDERLY distant in manner, reserved, sullen; depressed in health or spirits, gloomy, melancholy; vague, absent-minded; shy, timid; anxious …1828 Eng. dial.

TIMID etc. – ADVERBS
 BLEATLY timidly …Bk1911 Sc.
 EISLICHE fearfully; timidly …c1175 obs.
 FAINTLY in a spiritless manner, like a coward; timidly …1297 obs.
 FEAREDLY fearfully, timidly …c1470 obs.
 FEARINGLY with fear, timidly …1820

TIMID etc. – NOUNS
 ARGHNESS timidity, superstitious fear …Bk1898 Sc.
 BAUCHNESS backwardness or lowness arising from timidity …Bk1898 Sc.
 FAINTNESS dejection, timorousness; inertness, sluggishness …1398 obs.
 FUNKINESS fear, nervousness, timidity …1859 rare
 TIMERITY fear, timidness, timidity …1582 obs.
 TIMIDNESS timidity …1828-32 rare
 TIMOROSITY timorousness, timidity …1490 obs.

TIMID etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 BAG OF NERVES a person who is extremely timid, anxious, or tense …Bk2004
 BIG GIRL’S BLOUSE a weak, cowardly, timid, or oversensitive man; an ineffectual person; an effeminate male …1969 UK sl.
 BIRDMOUTH a shy, unassertive, timid person …Bk1997 Ulster sl. 
 BOOBY a timorous, foolish person …c1600 colloq.
 BOTTLER a person who loses his or her nerve; a person lacking courage or spirit; a cowardly or timid person …1994 UK sl.
 CALF a timid or cowardly person …1967 Amer. sl.
 CANDY-ASS a coward; a timid and helpless person …M20 US sl.
 CASPAR MILQUETOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1947 Amer. dial.
 CHICKIE a timid creature, a coward …17C sl.
 COISTRIL;  CUSTREL a worthless or contemptible person; a knave, a rogue; later, a cowardly or timorous person; a foolish or inexperienced youth …1570 arch.
 COWARDY-CAT a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 FAINTLING one who is faint-hearted, timid, spiritless, or cowardly …1614 obs.
 FRAID-CAT a very timid or cowardly person … c1910 sl.
 FRAIDYBUG a timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 FRAIDY-CAT a very timid or cowardly person … c1910 sl.
 FRIGHTEN FRIDAY a timid person …20C W. Indies sl.
 FUNK a cowardly, nervous, or timorous person …1859 sl.
 FUNKSTICK a nervous, timid, or cowardly person …1860 rare
 GETLING a timorous or cowardly person …1887 Sc. obs.
 GO-EASY a very timid or cowardly person …1970 Amer. dial.
 GRANDMA a weak, timid, or cowardly man …1940 Amer. dial., derogatory
 GRANDMOTHER a weak, timid, or cowardly man …1940 Amer. dial., derogatory
 HARE a person likened to a hare in some way, as in swiftness or timidity …ME
 MEACOCK a silly effeminate fellow; a spiritless or timorous fellow; a coward, a weakling; a henpecked husband …1526 obs.
– MICKEY MOUSE a small, timid, inconsequential, or foolish person …1941 
 MILIQUANT TOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 MILKTOAST a timid, ineffectual person … Bk1989
 MILKY-TOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 MILQUETOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly, weak person …1938 Amer. dial.
 MOUSE a timid, quiet, or retiring person; a timid or effeminate man …1693 UK sl.
 MOUSEBURGER a young woman of unexceptional appearance and talents, regarded as timid, dowdy, or mousy; such a person who can nevertheless achieve professional and personal success through determination …1970 chiefly US, humorous
 MR. MILQUETOAST a meek, easily intimidated person; a very timid or cowardly person …1930s sl.
 NERVOUS NELLIE;  NERVOUS NELLY a fearful, foolish, and timid person …1920s US sl.
 NESCOCK a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1775 colloq.
 NESTCOCK an effeminate man who stays much at home; a man who has never travelled; a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1674 obs.
 NESTLE-COCK a delicate, spiritless, or timid person …1662 colloq.
 PANTYWAIST a timid, weak, or effeminate boy or man; a sissy; a cowardly person …1936 US sl.
 POOSHIE one who takes offense easily; a timorous person …1966 Ulster sl.
 PUSHIE one who takes offense easily; a timorous person …1966 Ulster sl.
 PUSS a weak, harmless male; a timid person …sl.
 PUSSY a weak, harmless male; a timid person …sl.
 PUSSYCAT a weak, harmless male; a timid person …sl.
 QUILT a timid, effeminate man …20C sl.
 RABBIT a timid or ineffectual person; a poor or novice player …a1616
 RABBIT FOOT a coward; a timid person …1925 African-American sl.
 RALPH an effeminate, timid, or plain and undistinguished man …1950s homosexual sl.
 RUBBER SOCK a timid person; a jerk …E20 US sl.
 SAFTIE a weak-minded, timid or effeminate person; a simpleton; a ‘softie’ …1866 Sc.
 SAMPLE a timid man …1995 W. Indies sl., derogatory
 SAWK a timid, nervous person …1892 Eng. dial.
 SCAIRDY CAT one who’s afraid; a timorous person …Bk1980 Amer. sl. 
 SCARE-CAT a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 SCARED-CAT a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
 SCAREDY a timorous person …1933
 SCAREDY-CAT a very timid or cowardly person …1930 colloq.
 SCARY-CAT a very timid or cowardly person …1965 Amer. dial.
– WILLYART a shy person; a timid suitor …1824 Sc.
– WILYART a timid, faint-hearted fellow …1824 Sc. obs.
 WOOZ an overly timid or ineffectual person; a wimp …Aust. sl.
 WOSSIE a weak, timid, passive person …1982 US sl.
 WUS an overly timid or ineffectual person; a wimp …Aust. sl.
 WUSS a weak, timid person; an ineffectual person; a wimp; someone who cannot be depended on; an exceedingly pathetic, timid, or ineffectual person …1960s US sl.
 WUSSIE;  WUSSY a weak, timid, passive person; someone who cannot be depended on  …1960s US sl.

TIMID etc. – PHRASES
 CAN’T SAY BOO TO A GOOSE is very timid or shy

TIMID etc. – VERBS
 ARGH to be timid or fearful; to feel reluctant from timidity, to hesitate …1725 Sc.
 CHICKEN OUT to lose one’s nerve, to become frightened or timid …Bk1999 
 FEEL MONSTROUS SKITTISH to be very timid …1884 Amer. dial.
 FUNK (IT) to become frightened or timid; to lose courage; to lose one’s nerve …1857 UK sl.
 HANG THE WING to hesitate, to show timidity …1632 obs.
 NESH IT to act timidly …1888 Eng. dial.
– WARIFY to render wary or timorous …1614 nonce word obs.