Reverse Dictionary: TRO – TRT

1825 • DAGE a trollop; a dirty, mismanaging woman
1825 • HAISTER a trollop; a slovenly woman 
1825 • HASTREL a trollop; a slovenly woman 

1918 • BONE a trombone 
1930s • SLUSH PUMP a trombone (because of the spittle that tends to collect in the slide) 
1934Bk • GAS PIPE a trombone 
1947Bk • SKID BUGLE a trombone 
1970 • SLIPSTICK a trombone 

1858 • WOODEN SPOON a notional trophy awarded to an individual or a team placed last in a competition 

1897 • SHIG-SHOG at a jog-trot; with a jerky walk
1646 • TOLLUTATION • TOLUTATION of a horse: trotting, an ambling pace (obs.)
18C • JICKER a walk at a smart pace; a smart trot
L18 • BUTTER-AND-EGGS TROT a short jog-trot
19C • SHIG-SHOG a pace between a walk and a trot; a jog-trot
1825 • JUB the slow heavy trot of a sluggish horse
1854 • SALT-AND-SPOONING going at a jog-trot
1873 • FADGE a slow regular motion; a jog-trot
1881 • SHACK GAIT a slow trot
1881 • SHACK a slow trot
1590 • JAUNSEL to ride a horse with an easy pace, to trot or jaunt about (obs.)
1796 • TOLLUTATE  • TOLUTATE of a horse: to trot or amble (obs.)
1864 • FADGE to trot gently; to go at a pace between walking and trotting 

1386 • ANNOYFUL giving trouble, molesting (obs.)
1393 AFFLICT overwhelmed with trouble (obs.)
1400 CUMBROUS causing trouble, distress, or annoyance; full of trouble or care (obs.)
1449 • MUSING troubling, worrisome
M16 • UNDER THE HATCHES in trouble, dead
1620 • IN A PICKLE in trouble, in a mess, in difficulties
1721 • AERUMNOUS full of trouble (obs.)
1762 • IN A HOLE in trouble
1765 • IN HOT WATER in trouble
L18 • IN A BAD LOAF in trouble; in a difficult situation
L18 • IN BAD BREAD in trouble; in a difficult situation
1811 • IN QUEER STREET in trouble
1829 • UP A STUMP in trouble
1829 • UP THE SPOUT in trouble, in a desperate situation
1834 • IN A FIX in trouble
M19 • FOXY avoiding trouble
1851 • IN DUTCH in trouble
1860 • IN THE RAGS in trouble or disgrace
1889 • IN THE CART in trouble
1889 • IN THE SOUP in trouble
1895 • SOUPED in trouble
1896 • UP A POLE • UP THE POLE  in trouble
1896 • UP AGAINST IT in trouble
L19 • DITCHED in difficulties, in trouble
L19 • IN IT in trouble
20C • IN A BAD WAY ill; in trouble
20C • UP A WATTLE in trouble, in difficulties
1900s IN WRONG in trouble, unpopular
1907 • IN BAD in trouble, out of favour
1909 • FOR IT said of someone in danger of getting into trouble
1914 • IN A JAM in trouble
1914 • IN THE RATTLE in trouble
1918 • UP THE CREEK (WITHOUT A PADDLE) in trouble
1920s • JAMMED UP in trouble, in a difficult situation
1924 • ON THE ROPES implying that someone or something is in serious trouble and near defeat
1926 • UP A GUM-TREE in trouble, in difficulties
1929 • IN A SPOT in trouble
1936 • IN SCHTOOK • IN SCHTUCK • IN SHTOOK • IN SHTUCK in serious trouble
1937 • IN DEEP SHIT in serious trouble
1937 • IN THE SHIT in trouble
1937 • UP SHIT CREEK (WITHOUT A PADDLE) in trouble; in an awkward predicament
1944 • IN THE CACTUS in trouble, esp. with one person
1947 • CRUISIN’ FOR A BRUISIN’ heading for trouble, esp. a physically beating
1950s • SHAFTED in serious trouble
1950s • UNDER THE COSH in trouble, at a disadvantage
1950s • UNDER THE HAMMER in trouble, at a disadvantage
1953 • IN THE DOGBOX in trouble, esp. with one person
1954 • IN A CROSS in trouble; at a disadvantage
1960 • CRUISIN’ FOR A BRUISE heading for trouble; inviting a beating
1961 • IN THE POO(H) in trouble
1965 • IN LUMBER in trouble
1968 • IN THE BAG in trouble; in an undesirable situation
1970Bk BEHIND THE BAG in trouble
1971Bk BY THE ASS in trouble
1984 UP ARSEHOLE STREET in an unpleasant place; in serious trouble
1989 • IN DEEP DOO-DOO in serious trouble
1990s • DEAD facing trouble
1993 ASSED OUT in severe trouble
1999Bk IN THE CACTUS in trouble
1999Bk IN THE POO in trouble
1999Bk ON A STICKY WICKET in trouble
1999Bk UP A GUMTREE in trouble or confused
2006Bk • BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL in trouble; in a weak or losing position
1548 • WITH MUCH ADO with much trouble or difficulty
1897 • UP THE POLE in trouble or difficulty
1967 • IN THE JACKPOT in trouble, in the doghouse

1960s • AT THE MICKS • AT THE MIX causing trouble
1990s • THE WHEELS FELL OFF trouble breaks out; a fearful crisis ensues
2007Bk YOUR ASS IS GRASS! you are in very serious trouble!
1000 • CARELESSNESS freedom from trouble or anxiety (obs.)
1000 • HARM grief, sorrow, pain, trouble, distress, affliction (obs.)
1200 • SITE  trouble of any kind (obs.)
1205 • SITHE trouble, mishap, misfortune (obs.)
1225 • DERF trouble, tribulation, hurt (obs.)
1230 • BARRAT trouble, distress, sorrow (obs.)
1250 • CARE trouble, mental suffering, sorrow (obs.)
1300 • CUMBERMENT trouble, distress (obs.)
1300 • MALEASE trouble, distress (obs.)
1303 • CUMBERING trouble, distress (obs.)
1340 • CURE trouble, care, anxiety (obs.)
1377 • CUMBRANCE a troubling or harassing; trouble; distress, annoyance (obs.)
1387 • BUSINESS trouble, difficulty (obs.)
1390 • MARREMENT trouble, affliction (obs.)
1398 • DAMAGE trouble, a disadvantage, inconvenience (obs.)
1400 • AGGRIEVANCE a trouble, burden, or hardship
1450 • A HAIR IN ONE’S NECK a cause of trouble or annoyance
1450 • DISTROUBLE trouble, disturbance, molestation (obs.)
1460 • CUMBRANCE trouble of mind; perplexity (obs.)
1460 • DERE trouble (arch.)
1475 • IMPORTUNITY trouble, burdensomeness (obs.)
1513 • CUMBER trouble, distress, embarrassment (obs.)
1550 • WANREST a state of inquietude or trouble; unrest (obs.)
1553 • FASHERIE • FASHERY trouble, annoyance, vexation, worry
1573 • CROSS a trouble, vexation, annoyance
1583 • CARKING  trouble, solicitude (obs.)
1590 • TINE trouble, affliction; sorrow (obs.)
1600 • OPPRESSURE the act of oppressing; oppression; distress, trouble (obs.)
1623 • OBTURBATION a troubling (obs.)
1660 • FASHRIE trouble, worry, annoyance
1714 • FASH trouble, vexation; something that gives trouble
1721 • FAUCHT • FAUGHT a fight, a struggle, trouble, exertion (obs.)
1768 • GANK an unexpected trouble (obs.)
19C • JOBLIJOCK domestic trouble 
19C • PADDY-NODDY  a state of trouble, agitation, and uneasiness
19C • RAVE trouble, confusion
1808 • KEELICK trouble, anger, vexation (obs.)
1812 • BURBLE trouble, perplexity, disorder
1813 • HEART SCALD trouble, vexation, injury
1813 • SCALD trouble, vexation, injury; a disgust
1815 • VEX  a trouble; a cause or state of vexation, annoyance, or worry
1829 • THRALL trouble, worry
1834 • FIX trouble, a difficult position
1835 • THROW trouble, a reverse of fortune
1837 • QUEER STREET any trouble, difficulty, or fix, bad circumstances, debt, illness, etc.
1846 • MUSSING trouble, confusion; a fuss
1856 • CADDLE • KADDLE trouble, worry, bother
1864 • TEW  trouble; an annoyance, a worry or fretting; a state of anxiety, nervous excitement
1870 • TARRIE trouble (obs.)
1871 • A BONE IN THE THROPPLE something that constantly causes trouble or problems
1876 • HARASS  great trouble, difficulty
1876 • MAUNGE trouble, a blunder, a dilemma
1884 • A HARD ROW OF STUMPS trouble; a difficulty
1887 • JACKPOT trouble, a dilemma
1897 • MANCH trouble, pains, bother
1899 • THOUGHT  a cause of trouble
L19 • BALLYHOOLY bad trouble
L19 • WHAT-FOR trouble, punishment, a fuss
L19 • WHAT-SORT trouble, a punishment, a fuss
20C • DAILY DOUBLE trouble
20C • DEAD trouble, problems
1900Bk • FASHMENT trouble, bother
1902Bk • HARRISH trouble, distress, worry
1904Bk • SCROBBLE a state of trouble or difficulty; a ‘scrape’
1905Bk • HAG • HAGG trouble, a worry, burden
1905Bk • HARD-SAILING trouble, misfortune
1905Bk • TERRIFY a source of worry or trouble
1905Bk • THRUNG trouble
1905Bk • UNSAUCHT trouble, disquietude (obs.)
1910s • PACKET trouble
1911 • MERRY HELL great trouble, upheaval, or disturbance
1914 • CAFLUGALTY • CAFUGELTY trouble; difficulty; a row;
1926 • STATIC trouble, harassment, complications
1930s • NAP AND DOUBLE trouble
1932 • CRAP trouble, difficulty; misfortune
1932 • UNSHIRTED HELL serious trouble, hell, misfortune
1934 • OIL trouble
1937 • SHIT trouble
1940s • BAD NEWS trouble, an unpleasant situation; difficulties
1940s • PARANGLES  trouble and worry; any bothersome, complicated situation
1941 • HOT SPOT a place of trouble
1945 • HASSLE trouble or annoyance caused by having to do something difficult
M20 • KNEE DEEP the state one is in when the lies and boasting have accumulated considerably
M20 • KNEE DEEP IN SHIT the state one is in when the lies and boasting have accumulated considerably
1950s • HACKLING a troubling, bothering, worrying
1950s • SALT trouble, annoyance, difficulties
1957 • HARD CHANCE trouble, a difficult time
1959 • NAUSEA trouble; a fuss
1960s • TSURIS • TSORIS • TZURIS troubles; tribulations; anxieties
1961 • HELL WITH THE HIDE OFF trouble, problems
1965 • DUCK’S GUTS trouble
1968 • HELL A-WHOOPING trouble, turmoil, a row
1969 • AGGRO • AGRO trouble, strife, problems
1969 • BOVVER trouble, fighting, violent behaviour, esp. when associated with skinhead culture
1971 • DEAD TROUBLE deep trouble, an extremely difficult situation
1972 • HELL A-HOOTING trouble, turmoil, a row
1974 • DEAD MEAT used for expressing a very high degree of trouble
1974 • PEDO trouble; nonsense
1980s • AG • AGG trouble, problems, annoyance
1980s • BARNEY (RUBBLE) trouble
1990s • MEOW an expedition with the aim of causing trouble
1995 • THREE KINDS OF SHIT a lot of trouble
2006Bk • FIREWORKS trouble
1784 • TORMENT a person who causes trouble
1811 • UGLY CUSTOMER a person who is likely to cause trouble, or be difficult to deal with
1892 • INKLE-WEAVER a person who causes trouble
1920 • ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN a person likely to cause trouble or harm
1947Bk • EIGHT BALL a person who is continually getting into trouble
1947Bk • SNAFU one who is continually getting into trouble
1959 • BAIT an individual who is likely to get into trouble or face unwanted attention
1961 • SHIT DISTURBER a person who takes pleasure in causing trouble or discord; a troublemaker
1967Bk • RED-NECK a person who causes trouble or creates chaos, esp. by wild or outrageous behaviour
1970s • LIVE ONE someone destined to cause trouble in any situation, usually challenging authority
1970s • MAN A-HANGING a person in trouble
1994Bk • BAG BITER a troublemaker
20C • ONE’S NUMBER IS UP one is in serious trouble
1905Bk • DON’T CRY UNTIL YOU’RE HURT don’t anticipate trouble
1910s • IN THE PIG’S A.H. in very great trouble
1930s • IF IT AIN’T YOU, IT’S SOMEBODY ELSE trouble is imminent
1930s • IF IT AIN’T YOU, IT’S SOMEONE ELSE trouble is imminent …1930s African-American sl.
1943 • WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN when trouble suddenly or rapidly breaks out; when a situation suddenly becomes critical
1956 • HELL’S A-BUSTING trouble or turmoil is starting
1956 • HELL’S A-POPPING trouble or turmoil is starting
1961 • KEEP YOUR ASS CLEAN stay out of trouble
1965 • YOUR ASS IS GRASS you’re in great trouble
1966 • WHEN THE SHIT FLIES when trouble suddenly or rapidly breaks out; when a situation suddenly becomes critical
1974 • THE SHIT WILL FLY there will be trouble
1980 • IN ASS in trouble
1995Bk • HEADS ARE GOING TO ROLL people are going to get in trouble
1999 • IN DEEP SHIT in serious trouble
1000  • AWHENE to trouble, to vex (obs.)
1300 • GIVE ONESELF ILL to trouble or distress oneself (obs.)
1300 • MAR to trouble, to perplex (obs.)
1303 • STURBLE to trouble, to disturb (obs.)
1325 • AGGRIEVE to bring trouble or grief to
1330 • CARK to trouble, to harass, to vex (obs.)
1340 • DRUBBLE to trouble, to disturb (obs.)
1369 • DISTROUBLE to trouble greatly (obs.)
1382 • OPPRESS to trouble, to molest, to harass, to distress (obs.)
1382 • TO-TROUBLE to trouble greatly, to afflict severely (obs.)
1385 • DO SOMEONE MISCHIEF to cause trouble or harm to
1400 • CUMBER to trouble, to harass, to distress (obs.)
1400 • DEAVE to trouble, bother
1470 • PERTROUBLE to trouble greatly, to perturb (obs.)
1484 • IMPEACH to trouble oneself (obs.)
1533 • FASH to trouble, to afflict, to annoy
1543 • MOLESTATE to trouble, to harass (obs.)
1550 • AFFLIGE to trouble, to afflict; to torment (obs.)
1578 • IMPORTUNE  to trouble, to worry, to pester, to annoy (obs.)
1580 • ANNOY to trouble, to hurt, to damage
1585 • FASH to take trouble, to worry
1600 • AFFRET to trouble, to distress, to worry (obs.)
1607 • LEAD ONE A DANCE to put to the trouble of hurrying from place to place
1623 • OBTURB to trouble (obs.)
1637 • DRUMBLE to trouble, to disturb, to confuse (obs.)
1642 • LUMBER to get someone into trouble or difficulties
1725 • FASH ONE’S THUMB to trouble, to concern, to vex oneself
1750 • TEAR ONE’S ASS to get into trouble
1781 • CADDLE to trouble, to disturb, to worry
1786 • FASH to trouble, to bother
1789 • FASH ONE’S BEARD to trouble, to concern, to vex oneself
1790 • BARBULYIE to trouble, to confuse
1790 • FASH ONE’S HEAD to trouble, to concern, to vex oneself
L18 • CATCH A COLD • CATCH COLD to get into trouble, possibly through impetuousness
L18 • QUEER THE GAME to cause trouble for someone
19C • BE IN A HANK to be in a state of trouble or perplexity
19C • GET THINGS IN A HANK to be in a state of trouble or perplexity
19C • TEEN to trouble, to vex
1803 • PLAY HELL WITH • PLAY MERRY HELL WITH to cause trouble or harm to
1811 • PULL AN OLD HOUSE ON ONE’S HEAD to get oneself into trouble (obs.)
1812 • RAMP to make trouble
1819 • BE IN LUMBER to be in trouble
1824 • TEW to trouble, to harass, to bother
1825 • MISMAKE to trouble, to disturb
1834 • MAKE THE FUR FLY to cause serious trouble
1835 • CATCH IT to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1835 • CATCH IT IN THE NECK to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1836 • MISMOVE to trouble, to disturb
1841 • RAISE THE DEVIL  to create trouble, uproar, or confusion
1842 • FASH ONE’S NODDLE to trouble, to concern, to vex oneself
1843 • HARRISH to trouble, to harass, to worry
1848 • RAISE NED to create trouble, a commotion, or disturbance
1848 • RAISE PROMISCUOUS NED to create trouble, a commotion, or disturbance
1848 • WAKE SNAKES to cause trouble or disturbance; to get oneself into trouble
1874 • FATCH to trouble, to excite
M19 • LAG to cause trouble for
M19 • RAISE BLAZES to cause a good deal of trouble deliberately; to make a fuss
M19 • RAISE HADES to cause a good deal of trouble deliberately; to make a fuss
M19 • RAISE HECK to cause a good deal of trouble deliberately; to make a fuss
1850 • COME TO GRIEF to get into serious trouble
1850 • SOW DRAGONS’ TEETH to stir up trouble, strife, or war
1851 • FEAZE • FEEZE • PHEEZE to trouble, to vex, to faze
1861 • LEAD ONE A CHASE to give a pursuer trouble by one’s speed or circuitous course
1865 • RAISE THE MISCHIEF  to create trouble, uproar, or confusion
1870 • FALL IN THE SHIT to get into trouble; to find oneself in difficulties
1872 • GET IT to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1872 • GET IT HOT to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1872 • GET IT IN THE NECK to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1877 • SCALD to trouble, to pain, to vex
1877 • SCALD THE HEART to trouble, to pain, to vex
1885 • THRONG to trouble oneself
1888 • JAG to trouble, to vex, to irritate, to annoy
1894 • GIVE A PERSON GYP  to cause trouble for, to irritate or distress
1897 • MANCH to trouble, to bother, to take pains
20C • ACT UP to cause someone trouble
20C • BE UP CACK STREET to be in trouble
20C • BUST to be in trouble
20C • HAVE COCOBAY ON TOP OF YAWS to add new troubles to a situation that seemed bad enough already
20C • MAKE A ROD FOR ONE’S OWN BACK to act in a way that will bring one trouble later
20C • MAKE A ROD FOR ONESELF to act in a way that will bring one trouble later
20C • RAG  to cause trouble, to attack
20C • RAISE AN ANTS’ NEST to make trouble, to foster an argument
20C • RAISE CAIN to make a lot of trouble
20C • RAISE HELL to make a lot of trouble
20C • STOOK to stir up trouble
1900 • ASK FOR IT to ask for trouble; to act in a way that invites trouble
1900Bk • DADDLE to trouble, bother, annoy, worry
1900Bk • DISCOMFUFFLE to trouble, to cause inconvenience
1903 • AILD to trouble or upset
1905 • BOTHERATE to trouble, to bother
1905Bk • PAIL to trouble; to harass, to weary
1905Bk • TEW ONE’S SHIRT to trouble oneself
1906 • RAISE MERRY NED to create trouble, a commotion, or disturbance
1909 • COP IT to get into trouble, usually with the implication of punishment
1910s • GET IN WRONG to get oneself into trouble
1910s • QUEER to cause trouble for
1910s • RAISE HOB to cause as much trouble as one can
1911 • RAISE MERRY HELL to cause trouble, upheaval, or a disturbance
1911Bk • BEIL to give trouble or pain to
1920s • DEAL to cause trouble for
1920s • PUT ONE’S WEIGHTS UP to cause trouble deliberately
1924 • GIVE THE RUN-AROUND to cause trouble or harm to
1925 • CATCH A PACKET to suffer trouble or misfortune
1925 • COP A PACKET to suffer trouble or misfortune
1926 • GET IN A TIGHT CRACK to get into trouble or difficulty
1928 • BRING MUD to cause trouble
1929 • BE IN THE SHIT to be in trouble or difficulty
1929 • SIGNIFY to stir up trouble
1930s • GET A PACKET to get into trouble
1930s • HAVE A PACKET to get into trouble
1930s • SIG to cause trouble; to stir things up, often purely for fun, whatever the actual results
1931 • ROCK THE BOAT to cause trouble; to create a disturbance in the existing situation
1940s • GOOF ONESELF to get into trouble
1941 • BREED A SCAB to stir up trouble (for oneself
1942 • BREED A SCAB ON ONE’S NOSE to stir up trouble (for oneself
1942 • RAISE OLD NED to to create trouble, a commotion, or disturbance
1950 • BE IN ARSEHOLE STREET to be in serious trouble
1950 • DROP THE BUCKET ON SOMEONE to get someone into trouble
1950s • HACKLE to trouble, to bother, to worry
1950s • TAKE CARE OF to cause trouble for
1958 • RAISE NEDDY-JINGO to create trouble, a commotion, or disturbance
1959 • HASSLE to cause trouble or harm to
1960 • FUCK ABOUT to cause trouble or harm to
1960 • FUCK AROUND to cause trouble or harm to
1960 • HAVE ONE’S ASS IN A SLING to be in trouble; to be in an unfortunate predicament
1960s • BAIL ON • BALE ON to trouble, to give a hard time to
1960s • PUKE SOMEONE OFF  to cause trouble for
1960s • TAKE A SHIT to cause trouble for, to attack
1961 • GET ONE’S TAIL IN A CRACK to get into trouble; to get oneself into a difficult situation
1961 • TEAR ONE’S ASSHOLE to get into trouble
1962 • MAKE WAVES to cause trouble
1966 • GET IN SOMEONE’S ASS to cause trouble for someone
1966 • GET ONE’S ASS IN A CRACK to get into trouble or difficulty
1967 • BREED A BLACK EYE to stir up trouble (for oneself
1968 • MESS OVER to cause trouble or pain for
1969 • BE IN DEEP SHIT to be in trouble or difficulty
1969 • STIR to cause trouble
1970 • BUY THE DICK to get into trouble
1970s • CATCH ONE’S BALLS IN A WRINGER to find oneself in trouble
1970s • CATCH ONE’S TIT IN A WRINGER to find oneself in trouble
1970s • HOLD ONTO YOUR HAT to get ready for trouble
1970s • ICE to cause trouble for, to harm
1976 • PUT THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS to cause trouble
1976 • SET THE CAT AMONG THE PIGEONS to cause trouble
1979 • HAVE THE PORK to be in trouble
1980s • SALT UP to cause trouble for; to place in a difficult or embarrassing situation
1984 • LAND IN THE SHIT to get someone blamed and into trouble
1987 • GO TO HELL IN A HANDBAG to be heading for trouble
1989 • CARRY A BIG SPOON to stir up trouble
1990s • RAISE SHIT to cause trouble, to make a fuss
1991 • DROP SOMEONE IN IT to cause trouble or harm to
1999Bk • SMACK A BLUE to strike trouble
2001 • DROP SOMEONE IN THE SHIT to get someone blamed and into trouble 

1000 • BUSY troubled, anxious, uneasy (obs.)
1000 • CAREFUL troubled, anxious, solicitous, concerned (obs.)
1330 • AGGRIEVED troubled, distressed, annoyed, vexed (obs.)
1380 • TROUBLY troubled, confused, distraught, disturbed, worried (obs.)
1440 • AGGRUDGED troubled, afflicted (obs.)
16C • DRETCHED troubled, oppressed
1509 • EXTRAUGHT deeply troubled or agitated (obs.)
1597 • FASHED troubled, worried
1617 • IN THE SUDS troubled; perplexed; angry
1658 • AERUMNOUS troubled, distressed (obs.)
1810 • ILL-FASHED troubled, worried
1843 • CUT DOWN troubled, vexed, disconcerted
1843 • HEART-SCALDED troubled, tormented, afflicted
1855 • TORN-UP troubled, angry, excited, annoyed, upset
1867 • TORE-UP troubled, angry, excited, annoyed, upset
1874 • THRUTCHED troubled or distressed in mind
1900Bk • FATCHED troubled in mind, perplexed
1903 • TORE OUT troubled, angry, excited, annoyed, upset
1903 • TORN OUT troubled, angry, excited, annoyed, upset
1941 • ALL TORE OUT troubled, annoyed, upset
1970s • JAMMED troubled, upset
1400 • SYTE FOR to be troubled or anxious about something (obs.)
1988 • HAVE A FACE ON ONE to be in a troubled, nervous mood

1969 • AGGRO deliberate troublemaking; aggressive or violent behaviour
1793 • TAID • TOAD an objectionable, trouble-making person
1831 • BAD HAT a troublemaker
1848 • BAD ACTOR an aggressive troublemaker; an habitual brawler
1873 • PEACEBREAKER a troublemaker; a disruptive person
1883 • BAD CROWD a troublemaker
1899 • HELLCAT a troublemaker; a devil-may-care person
20C • SHIT-STIRRER a person who takes pleasure in causing trouble or discord
1900s • BAD-ASS NIGGER • BAD-ASSED NIGGER a troublemaker; a mean person
1910s • SEA LAWYER a troublemaker; a malcontent
1933 • EIGHT BALL a troublemaker; a misfit
1938 • MIXER a troublemaker
1944 • MESS-UP a troublemaker or misfit
M20 • BADASS  a troublemaker
1950 • GEE-ER a troublemaker; one who tells lies about another in order to provoke a fight
1963 • STIRRER a troublemaker
1964 • ACTOR a troublemaker
1965 • PEACE DISTURBER a troublemaker; a disruptive person
1981 • JACK-THE-LAD a troublemaker or rogue, esp. one regarded with both admiration and mistrust
1982 • BAGBITER a troublemaker
1982 • GANGSTER a troublemaker; an aggressive, abusive person
1992 • TACKHEAD a troublemaker
1994Bk • BAD EGG a troublemaker 

825 • HEAVY troublesome, annoying (obs.)
1000 • SWINKFUL troublesome, irksome (obs.)
1225 • DERF troublesome, hard, difficult (obs.)
1340 • NOYOUS troublesome, annoying, disagreeable (obs.)
1340 • UNRESTY troublesome, unquiet, full of unrest, restless, uneasy (obs.)
1380 • CHARGEOUS troublesome, severe, oppressive (obs.)
1392 • ACCUMBROUS troublesome, cumbrous, oppressive (obs.)
1400 • HONEROUS troublesome, burdensome; oppressive (obs.)
1400 • IMPORTUNE troublesome, burdensome (obs.)
1400 • ONEROUS troublesome, burdensome; oppressive (obs.)
1420 •  ENNOYOUS troublesome, annoying, vexatious (obs.)
1432 • ONERABLE troublesome, burdensome; oppressive (obs.)
1440 • NOISANT troublesome, harmful, grievous (obs.)
1450 • ONEROSE troublesome, burdensome; oppressive (obs.)
1487 • CUMBERSOME troublesome to pass or get through (obs.)
1524 • MOLESTIOUS troublesome, annoying (obs.)
1535 • CARESOME troublesome, burdensome (obs.)
1535 • CUMBERSOME troublesome, wearisome, oppressive (obs.)
1536 • FASHIOUS troublesome, annoying, irksome
1548 • ONERARIOUS troublesome, onerous, troublesome (obs.)
1553 • TURMOILOUS troublesome, full of turmoil or tumult (obs.)
1566 • IMPORTUNABLE troublesome (obs.)
1572 • MOLESTUOUS troublesome, burdensome, annoying (obs.)
1576 • AFFLICTIVE troublesome to someone; trying
1597 • INFESTIOUS troublesome, hostile, inimical (obs.)
17C • SAD troublesome, mischievous, corrupt
1613 • IMPORTUNATE troublesome; persistently troublesome (obs.)
1703 • AWKWARDLY troublesome, awkward, clumsy
1725 • FASCIOUS troublesome, annoying, vexatious
1725 • FESHOUS troublesome, annoying, vexatious
1731 • FASHOUS troublesome, annoying, irksome
1788 • HANTY not troublesome (obs.)
1790 • MEADLESS • MEEDLESS  troublesome, tiresome, unruly; restless
1796 • NIDGING troublesome, restless
19C • ANNOYOUS troublesome
19C • FASHY troublesome
1800 • ORDINARY troublesome, unpleasant, unruly
1806 • PESTEROUS troublesome, given to pestering, teasing
1818 • NICKY-NACKY troublesome
1843 • PESTERSOME troublesome, bothersome, annoying
1861 • TEENFUL troublesome, vexatious
1862 • ORNERY troublesome, unpleasant, unruly, unmanageable
1864 • RAMMELSOME troublesome, rough
1865 • WAFF troublesome, unchancy, tricky
1889 • BUNGLESOME troublesome and awkward
1895 • UNGAIN troublesome, intractable
1898 • IRKING troublesome, irritating
1898Bk • CABBLIN troublesome, querulous
1898Bk • CADDLESOME of persons: troublesome
1898Bk • CADDLING troublesome, teasing, worrying
1900Bk • FASHING troublesome
1901 • TAISEY • TEASY • TEAZY troublesome, teasing
1902 • TORMENTATIOUS troublesome
1904Bk • SAIRISH somewhat troublesome
1904Bk • SCORNSUM troublesome, bothering
1905Bk • MAUL-HAULY troublesome, heavy, tedious
1905Bk • MESSING troublesome, bothering
1905Bk • TEUKIN troublesome, quarrelsome (obs.)
1905Bk • TEWSOME troublesome, tiresome
1905Bk • TUSOME troublesome, tiresome
1905Bk • UNFORBIDDEN troublesome, unrestrained, unruly, disobedient
1905Bk • UNLUCKY troublesome, mischievous
1936 • OILY troublesome, unpleasant, unruly, obstinate
1944 • BALL-BUSTING troublesome, difficult; irritating
1959 • BALL-BREAKING troublesome, difficult, very irritating
1959 • FULL OF THE OLD NED troublesome, mischievous
1564 • IMPORTUNATELY troublesomely, grievously (obs.)
1656 • IMPORTUNELY troublesomely, grievously (obs.)
1526 • PAINFULNESS troublesomeness, difficulty
1557 • CUMBROUSNESS a being troublesome, burdensome, or unwieldy
1595 • ILLNESS troublesomeness, hurtfulness (obs.)
1843 • BOTHERMENT something troublesome; perplexity
1874 • ONEROSITY the quality of being troublesome, burdensome or oppressive
1892 • FUSS AND PALAVER a troublesome or annoying complexity
1892 • PALAVER a troublesome or annoying complexity
1892 • SWINE a troublesome, difficult, unpleasant, or annoying thing or task
1900Bk • FASHIOUSNESS troublesomeness
1910s • PAIN something very troublesome or annoying
1910s • PAIN IN THE NECK something very troublesome or annoying
1930 • BIND something very troublesome or annoying
1934 • PAIN IN THE ARSE something very troublesome or annoying
1936 • MENACE something very troublesome or annoying
1943 • PISSER something very troublesome or annoying
1956 • BOOGER something troublesome, distasteful, or discomforting
1964 • SCHLEP • SCHLEPP a troublesome business or a piece of hard work
1968Bk • THIN CITY a troublesome situation
2006Bk • DOUBLE WHAMMY a double portion of something troublesome
2006Bk • DOUBLE-TROUBLE a very troublesome thing
1510 • HEAVY FATHER a troublesome or evil friend (obs.)
1548 • EYESORE a person whose presence is considered troublesome, offensive, or annoying
1554 • HEAVY FRIEND a troublesome or evil friend (obs.)
1609 • PEST a very troublesome or annoying person
1714 • DEVIL’S LIMB a troublesome, tiresome person
1744 • BEAGLE a troublesome, depraved, and unmanageable person
1773 • VARMENT;  VARMINT a troublesome or objectionable person
1790 • TASHEL • TASSEL a troublesome child
1808 • FASH a troublesome person; a human nuisance
1816 • DEVIL’S BUCKIE a troublesome, mischievous person
1825 • BADDER a troublesome person
1825 • BATHER a troublesome person
1825 • MISCHIEF a troublesome, mischievous person
1828Bk • TEAZE-TRILL a troublesome fellow
1829 • PEBBLE a troublesome or obstinate person
1832 • NING-NANG a troublesome or worthless
1843 • HELL ON WHEELS a very troublesome or annoying person
1848 • BAD LOT a troublesome, reprehensible, dishonest person; a failure in life
1856 • DEVIL’S PETS a troublesome, tiresome person
1856 • NANGNAIL a troublesome, ill-tempered person
1859 • YOUNG TURK  a troublesome, destructive person
1880Bk • TACKLE a rather troublesome and quick child
1882 • NUT a troublesome or unruly young man
1882Bk • BAGLE a troublesome person
1883 • HOLY TERROR a troublesome child
1883 • TERROR a troublesome child
1884 • BEDLAM a troublesome person
1886Bk • RADICAL a troublesome boy
1887 • BICHT a troublesome, cross, or ill-natured person
1887 • DEVIL’S OWN SORROW a troublesome person
1887 • ROTTEN APPLE a troublesome or despicable person
1891Bk • YOUNG LIMB a troublesome child.
1893Bk • YOUNG RADICAL a troublesome young rascal
1898Bk • APE a troublesome, mischievous child
1899 • SWINE-HOUND a troublesome, despicable, or unpleasant person
20C • PARCEL a troublesome, difficult person
1900Bk • DEVILING a troublesome, fretful woman
1900Bk • FARTLES a troublesome, inquisitive person
1903 • PEB a troublesome person
1905Bk • MASTER-DADDY a troublesome child, one who tries to get the upper hand
1905Bk • ONMARK a troublesome or refractory person
1905Bk • TARRAS a troublesome, mischievous lad
1905Bk • YAP  a troublesome, crying child
1909 • SWINE-DOG a troublesome, objectionable, or unpleasant person
1910 • PAIN someone very troublesome or annoying
1911 • FILTY WAMLIN a troublesome person, esp. a child
1914 • HELL-RAISER a person likely to cause trouble and disturbance, esp. by an active and defiant spirit
1914 • HUSSIAN a troublesome, mischievous child
1914 • YOUNG HESSIAN • YOUNG HUSSIAN a troublesome, mischievous child
1923 • MAGGOT a troublesome child
1934 • CAMACHAL a troublesome boy
1934 • PAIN IN THE ARSE • PAIN IN THE ASS a troublesome or annoying person
1936 • MENACE someone very troublesome or annoying
1941 • PAIN IN THE NECK someone very troublesome or annoying
1943 • PISSER someone very troublesome or annoying
1949 • BAD NEWS a troublesome, threatening person
1956 • BADASS  a troublesome, cocky person
1962 • BAD APPLE a troublesome or despicable person
1992 • JACK SPRAT a brat, a troublesome or annoying child
2000s • BOWSER a troublesome character
2006Bk • DOUBLE-TROUBLE a very troublesome person
1578 • IMPORTUNE  to be troublesome or wearisome to (obs.)
1778 • YARR to be troublesome and captious (obs.)
1876 • TIRE ONE’S HEART OUT to be very troublesome and importunate
1885 • GO ASKEW to be troublesome, to do wrong actions 

1681 • WARMING a trouncing, a thrashing
1834 • TWISTING a trouncing, a scolding
1967 • ASS-WAXING a trouncing, a thrashing
1225 • BOUNCE to trounce, to beat, to thump (obs.)
1803 • EAT to trounce, to defeat decisively
1845 • KNOCK THE SOCKS OFF SOMEONE to trounce, to beat thoroughly
1848 • GIVE ALECK to trounce, to thrash, to ‘give hell’
1856 • WHALE to trounce, to thrash, to flog, to hit
1862 • SKIN to trounce, to defeat decisively
1884 • CARVE to trounce, to defeat decisively
1884 • PUT IT ALL OVER to trounce, to defeat or beat easily
1887 • RAMSCOOTER to trounce, to set about with violence
1887 • RAMSCOOTRIFY to trounce, to set about with violence, to beat up
20C • NUKE to trounce, to thoroughly beat
1902Bk • LAMP to trounce, to defeat, to vanquish
1914 • EAT ALIVE to trounce, to defeat decisively
1920s • TAKE SOMEONE TO THE CLEANERS to trounce, to defeat thoroughly
1921 • WAFT to trounce, to beat, to out-manoeuvre
1950s • TRIM to trounce, to defeat utterly
1952 • RAMSKITTLE to trounce, to set about someone with violence
1958 • WIND SOMEONE’S CLOCK to trounce
1959 • CLEAN SOMEONE’S CLOCK to trounce, to thrash someone
1960 • RAMSTOORIE  to trounce, to set about with violence
1961 • HANG SOMEONE’S ASS to trounce, to defeat thoroughly
1961 • TEAR SOMEONE’S ASS to trounce, to punish
1964 • ROT THE SOCKS OFF to trounce, to beat thoroughly
1970 • VAMP (ON) to trounce; to beat someone up

1801 • SANSCULOTTED unbreeched
1820 • TROUSERIAN pert. to trousers
1833 • SANSCULOTTIC without breeches, unbreeched; hence, inadequately or improperly clothed
20C • ASSY of the seat of a pair of trousers or skirt: shiny
2002 • ATE OUT of trousers: worn, baggy, saggy
1855 • THERE’S A LETTER IN THE POST OFFICE used to indicate that there is a hole in one’s trousers or that one’s underwear is showing
20C • A BIT TIGHT UNDER THE ARMS refers to a pair of trousers that are much too large for the wearer
20C • COWS AND HORSES WILL GET OUT said to warn a male that his fly is undone
20C • IT’S ONE-O’CLOCK AT THE WATERWORKS a signal to a male that his trousers are unzipped or unbuttoned
20C • LIKE ST. PAUL’S used to describe tight trousers
20C • X.Y.Z. ‘examine your zipper’; telling a man that he has forgotten to zip up his trousers
1909 • JACK WHITE IS OUT OF JAIL used as a warning that a man’s pants are torn
1910 • IT’S ONE O’ CLOCK a warning that one’s fly-button is undone
1920s • TREACLE! a jibe aimed at one whose trousers are too short
1920s • TREACLE-TROUSERS! a jibe aimed at one whose trousers are too short
1928 • YOUR BARN DOOR IS OPEN your fly is open
1940s • AT HALF-MAST in a partially lowered position; used esp. of trousers, or a partial erection of the penis
1950 • FEEL THE BREEZE? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1950 • FEEL THE DRAFT? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1950 • IT’S ONE O’CLOCK AT THE BUTTON FACTORY used to indicate that man’s trouser fly is open
1950 • OPEN HOUSE used to indicate that a man’s trouser fly is open
1954 • FINGER TOO SORE TO BUTTON? used as a warning that one’s trouser-fly is open
1954 • THE COW LOT GATE IS OPEN a warning that a trouser fly is open
1957 • EYES IN THE BREECHES an expression of warning for a tear in the pants
1965 • ARE YOU FEELING A BREEZE? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1965 • CAN’T YOU FEEL THE WIND? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1965 • DO YOU FEEL A BREEZE? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1965 • DO YOU FEEL A DRAFT? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1965 • DON’T YOU FEEL A LITTLE AIRY? used to warn a man that his pants are torn or that his fly is open
1965 • IT’S ONE O’CLOCK AT THE ZIPPER FACTORY used to indicate that man’s trouser fly is open
1965 • IT’S ONE O’CLOCKCLOSE UP used to indicate that man’s trouser fly is open
1965 • IT’S ONE O’CLOCK IN PETERSBURG used to indicate that man’s trouser fly is open
1965 • IT’S ONE O’CLOCK IN WATERTOWN used to indicate that man’s trouser fly is open
1966 • THE BARN IS OPEN a warning to a man that his trouser-fly is open
1967 • DIME ON THE COUNTER used to warn a man that his trouser-fly is open
1967 • YOU’RE AT HALF-MAST a warning that one’s trouser fly is open
1967 • YOUR DOG IS GOING TO GET OUT said to warn a man that his trouser-fly is open
1968 • DAMPER’S DOWN used as a warning to a man that his trouser-fly is open
1968 • HAVE YOU GOT YOUR COMING-OUT PANTS ON? a warning to a man this his pants are torn or split
1968 • YOUR BACK DOOR IS OPEN a warning to a man that his pants are torn or split
1968 • YOUR ENDGATE’S OPEN a warning to a man that his trouser-fly is open
1969 • THE MULE’S ABOUT TO GET OUT warning to a man this his trouser fly is open
1969 • YOU LEFT YOUR MULE STABLE OPEN warning to a man this his trouser fly is open
1970 • ICEBOX IS OPEN a warning to a man that his trouser-fly is open
1979 • FLY OVER THE HILLS a fly-button undone and showing
1980 • YOUR LUNCH BUCKET IS OPEN used as a warning to a man that his trouser fly is open
1556 • ARSE • ASS the seat of the trousers
1567 • GALLY SLOPS galligaskins (obs.)
1568 • KELSOUNS drawers, linen trousers (obs.)
1570 • GALLY BREECHES galligaskins (obs.)
1573 • GASKINS wide, loose breeches (obs.)
1577 • GALLIGASKINS a kind of wide hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries; later, a more or less ludicrous term for loose breeches in general
1583 • GALLY-HOSE galligaskins (obs.)
1598 • STROSSERS a type of tight trousers (obs.)
17C • BALL UP the front or flap of the breeches
1699 • KICKS breeches, trousers
L17 • FARTING-CRACKERS breeches; trousers
L17 • QUEER KICKS old, worn-out trousers
1753 • PETTICOAT TROUSERS men’s wide, baggy trousers
1770 • SMALL CLOTHES breeches; knee breeches
1780  • ARTICLES breeches, trousers
1790 • INEXPRESSIBLES trousers
1795 • SMALLS breeches, trousers
L18 • HAM-CASES trousers
L18 • HAMS trousers
19C • BUM-CURTAIN trousers, breeches
19C • DRUMSTICK CASES trousers
19C • GAM-CASES trousers; breeches
19C • HAM-BAGS trousers
19C • NETHER GARMENTS trousers
ׇ19C • REACH-ME-DOWNS trousers
19C • ROUNDS trousers, pants
19C • UNHINTABLES trousers
19C • UNMENTIONABLES breeches, trousers
19C • WHISTLING BREECHES corduroy trousers
E19 • EEL-SKINS trousers; very tight trousers
E19 • KICKSTERS trousers; breeches
E19 • QUEER NICKS worn-out breeches
E19 • UNSPEAKABLES breeches or trousers
E19 • UNUTTERABLES trousers
1824 • BALLOP the old name for the flap in the front of the breeches, which is buttoned up
1833 • CRACKER leather, generally sheepskin, trousers
1834 • INNOMINABLES trousers; breeches (obs.)
1835 • INDESCRIBABLES trousers
1836 • INEXPLICABLES trousers
1840 • BUM-BAGS trousers, breeches
1840 • PANTS trousers
1840 • SIT-DOWN-UPONS trousers, breeches
1841 • KICKSEYS • KICKSIES trousers; breeches
1841 • SIT-UPONS trousers, breeches
1842 • CULOTTE knee breeches
1843 • LEATHER-CRACKERS breeches
1849 • CRACKERS leather trousers
M19 • ABRIDGEMENTS knee-breeches
M19 • ARSE-RUG trousers; breeches
M19 • BAGS trousers
M19 • DON’T-NAME-‘EMS trousers
M19 • KICK-CLOY a pair of breeches
M19 • MUSTN’T-MENTION-‘EMS trousers
M19 • PAIR OF DRUMS trousers
M19 • PANTIES trousers
M19 • ROUND-ME-HOUSES trousers; pants
M19 • ROUND-MY-HOUSES trousers; pants
1850 • HOWLING BAGS trousers with a loud pattern
1850 • INEFFABLES trousers
1850 • SINE QUA NONS breeches
1853 • BAGS trousers
1856 • NEVER-MENTION-EMS trousers, unmentionables
1856 • SACK-PANTS loose-fitting trousers
1857 • ROUND-THE-HOUSES trousers
1863 • VELVETEENS trousers or knickerbockers made of velveteen
1867 • BRITCHES trousers, pants
1884 • CALF-CLINGERS close-fitting trousers
1885 • BARN DOOR a wide front flap on trousers, buttoned at the sides
1885 • BARN-DOOR BRITCHES a wide front flap on trousers, buttoned at the sides
1889 • GALLYSLOPES breeches
1889 • RATIONALS knickerbockers for women
1889 • STRIDES trousers
1890 • LEG-BAGS trousers
1890 • TROLLY-WAGS trousers, breeches
1891Bk • CANVASSEENS sailors’ canvas trousers
L19 • ALBERTS dress trousers
L19 • KAKS • KECKS • KEKS • KEX trousers
L19 • LEG-COVERS trousers
L19 • MOLES moleskin trousers
L19 • OILER oilskin or oilcloth trousers
L19 • PRINCE ALBERTS dress trousers
L19 • PRINCE ALFREDS dress trousers
L19 • RANK AND RICHES • RANK AND RITCHES breeches, trousers
L19 • ROYAL ALBERTS dress trousers
L19 • STRIDERS trousers
L19 • UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES formal dress breeches worn for Court appearances
20C • CACK-CATCHERS trousers tied at the ankles, as worn by country farm-workers
20C • DEAD WOWSERS trousers
20C • DEPANTSING in a group of adolescent males: the removal of the trousers of one of their number, esp. in the presence of adolescent females
20C • FLARES trousers with legs that widen below the knee
20C • FLEAS AND ANTS pants; trousers
20C • INSECTS AND ANTS pants, trousers
20C • JEGGINGS tight-fitting trousers in a lightweight fabric with the colour and appearance of denim
20C • KICK trousers
20C • RIPSY ROUSERS trousers
20C • SACKS trousers
20C • ST. VITUS’S DANCE pants
E20 • SIN-HIDERS trousers
1900s • ICE-CREAM PANTS lightweight, light-coloured summer trousers
1903Bk • RES-WORT trousers
1903Bk • RICE-BAGS trousers
1904 • WHISTLE BREECHES corduroy pants
1904 • WHISTLE BRITCHES corduroy pants
1904 • WHISTLE TROUSERS corduroy pants
1905Bk • TEUGS trousers; the thighs of a pair of breeches
1906 • RAMMIES trousers
1906 • RAMMY ROUSERS trousers, pants
1910s • NELLIE (BLIGH) • NELLY (BLIGH) (BLY) the trousers’ fly
1911Bk • BREEK the leg of a trouser
1911Bk • BREEKENS breeches
1911Bk • BREEKIES a young boy’s breeches
1911Bk • BREEK-KNEES knee-breeches
1911Bk • BREEKS trousers, breeches
1917 • CANTEEN MEDAL a fly-button undone
1920s • ANKLE-BITER tight trousers, as worn by hussars
1920s • CHARLIE ROUSERS trousers
1920s • GUTKAS trousers
1920s • JOHNNY ROWSERS trousers
1920s • UNCLES AND AUNTS pants
1930s • POOP-CATCHERS trousers tied at the ankles, as worn by country farm-workers
1930s • SHIT-CATCHERS knickerbockers
1937 • GUN-MOUTH PANTS men’s trousers with straight, tapered legs
1940 • BARN-DOOR PANTS a wide front flap on trousers, buttoned at the sides
1940s • ANKLE CHOKERS narrow-bottomed Army-issue trousers
1940s • COOTIE DRAPES a style of trousers, wide and draped and thus a possible home for lice
1940s • DACKS • DAKS shorts or trousers
1942Bk • BOSOM OF THE PANTS the seat of the trousers
1942Bk • BREECHING trousers
1942Bk • BRITCHIN’ trousers
1942Bk • CONTINUATIONS trousers
1942Bk • CROWN SHEET the seat of the trousers
1942Bk • FIPS ultra-styled trousers
1942Bk • LONG STRIDES long trousers
1942Bk • LONGIES long trousers
1942Bk • PETTIBOCKERS women’s knickerbockers
1942Bk • QUICKIES zippered trousers
1942Bk • SLICKER BREECHES waterproof trousers
1942Bk • STRADDLERS trousers
1942Bk • TICKLE BREECHES wool or coarse-woven trousers
1942Bk • TIGERS wide-striped trousers
1942Bk • TIN PANTS heavy waterproof trousers
1942Bk • TROU trousers
1942Bk • WET WEATHERS waterproof trousers
1944 • CHOKEBORE BRITCHES trousers that narrow towards the bottom, esp. riding breeches
1944 • PEDAL-PUSHERS calf-length trousers for women or girls; originally designed for a ‘pedal-pusher’ (bicyclist)
1947 • REAT PLEAT fashion trousers
M20 • SHOW-AND-TELL PANTS very tight-fitting men’s pants which reveal the outlines of the genitals
1955 • GABS trousers made of gabardine
1960 • CALLARD & BOWSERS trousers
1963 • BAGGIES baggy trousers
1963 • SITTING BRITCHES the trousers worn (figuratively) by an idler or laggard
1965  • SHOP DOOR the fly on a man’s trousers
1965 • SITTING BREECHES the trousers worn (figuratively) by visitors who have overstayed their welcome
1966 • ANKLE SATCHELS long trousers
1967 • CHOKE-BORED PANTS trousers that narrow towards the bottom, esp. riding breeches
1968 • WHIPPED-CREAM PANTS riding or other breeches made out of cloth ‘the colour of whipped cream’ (off-white)
1970Bk • BELLS bell-bottomed pants worn by either males or females
1971 • LOON PANTS casual trousers widely flared from the knees to the ankles
1971 • LOONS casual trousers widely flared from the knees to the ankles
1971 • LOON TROUSERS casual trousers widely flared from the knees to the ankles
1971 • PETROL BOWSERS trousers
1971 • PETROLS trousers
1973 • DOWN TROU a lowering of one’s trousers in public, esp. in order to insult or amuse people
1976 • LACEBACKS overall pants
1980 • BOTTLE POCKET the left side trousers pocket
1980s • ADAM ANTS pants
1980s • CACKERSARNIE the condition that exists when someone pulls your trousers or underpants forcefully upward, forming a wedge between buttock cheeks
1983 • DECKS trousers
1992 • HOUSE OF LORDS ‘cords’, corduroy trousers
1992 • LIONEL BLAIRS flares, trousers with flared legs
1992 • LIONELS flares, trousers with flared legs
1993 • BUMSTERS trousers that are cut very low on the hips, so as to reveal the top of the wearer’s buttocks
1996 • DAN DARES ‘flares’, flared trousers
2002 • LALLY-COVERS trousers
2002 • LALLY-DRAGS trousers
1632 • SKITTERBROOK a person who befouls his breeches; a coward (obs.)
E19 • CAKE youths who wore stylish wide-bottomed trousers
1825 • SMALL CLOTHES a person who wears breeches (obs.)
1904 • WHISTLE BREECHES a nickname for one who wears corduroy pants
1904 • WHISTLE BRITCHES a nickname for one who wears corduroy pants
1904 • WHISTLE TROUSERS a nickname for one who wears corduroy pants
2006Bk • DROOPY-DRAWERS someone, usually a child, whose pants are falling down
20C • DACK • DAK to pull another’s trousers down as a prank
1911Bk • BREEK to don the trousers
1914 • DEBAG to remove someone’s trousers, esp. as a joke
1930s • UNBETTY of a prostitute: to unbutton the customer’s trousers
1934 • PANT(S) to provide with trousers or pants; to allow (one) to wear long trousers
1966 • DROP TROU as a prank, to lower your trousers, bend over and expose your buttocks to the world
1968 • LOCK THE BARN DOOR to fasten one’s trouser fly
1968 • LOCK THE BARN DOOR BEFORE THE HORSE GETS AWAY to fasten one’s trouser fly
1989 • PANTS to pull someone’s trousers down as part of a prank or practical joke
1991 • SAG to wear one’s trousers hanging low, exposing the top of one’s underwear 

1617 • SPROD a young sea trout
1873 • SPRINGLING a young trout
1909 • BAGGLERS the fry of trout 
1918 • BROWNIE trout 
1953 • HALF POUNDER rainbow trout 

L19 BADEN-POWELL a trowel  
1940s SANDY POWELL a trowel 

Updated: March 3, 2023