Reverse Dictionary: TU – TURL


TUB – NOUNS
– a small tub or barrel KIT 1899 Amer. dial.
– a tub QUID a1838 Sc.
– a tub QUIDDIE a1838 Sc.
– a tub QUIDDIKIE a1838 Sc.
– a tub TIB Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– a tub; a bucket; a vessel having two ears, a milk-pail SAY 1824 Sc.
– a wooden tub; a wooden chamber pot; a fish barrel QUERD 1808 Sc.


TUBA – NOUNS
– a tuba GRUNT HORN 1926 US sl.
– a tuba GRUNT IRON 1935 US sl.


TUBERCULOSIS – ADJECTIVES
CHESTY of tuberculosis or pneumonia: weak in the chest …20C colloq.

TUBERCULOSIS – NOUNS
ALPHABETS, THE tuberculosis …1970 Amer. dial.
 ARIZONA TENOR the tuberculosis cough …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
BOGALOSHA tuberculosis …1967 Amer. dial.
 BREAST COMPLAINT tuberculosis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BUG tuberculosis …1942 Amer. dial.
 BUG, THE tuberculosis …1950 Amer. dial.
 BUGS tuberculosis …1965 Amer. dial.
FAILING DISEASE tuberculosis …1911 Amer. dial.
GRAVEYARD COUGH a severe cough, esp. one associated with tuberculosis …1873 Amer. dial.
HASTY CONSUMPTION tuberculosis …1968 Amer. dial.
HEAVES tuberculosis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
LAAD-MI-DON a tuberculosis sanatorium …1940s W. Indies
LAD, THE cancer or tuberculosis …1997 Ireland
LUNGS, THE tuberculosis …1950s US sl.
QUICK CON a virulent wasting disease, esp. tuberculosis …1844 Amer. dial.
QUICK CONSUMPTION a virulent wasting disease, esp. tuberculosis …1844 Amer. dial.
QUICK FEVER a virulent wasting disease, esp. tuberculosis …1950 Amer. dial.
STONE ON THE CHEST tuberculosis …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
TISTICA tuberculosis …1967 Amer. dial.
TIZZICK a consumption, a shortness of breath; asthma; tuberculosis …1835 Amer. dial.
WHITE DEATH tuberculosis, esp. when epidemic and causing many deaths …1901

TUBERCULOSIS – NOUNS, PERSON
ARIZONA TENOR a person suffering from tuberculosis …1942 Amer. dial.
LUNGER one who is suffering from lung disease, i.e. tuberculosis, or who has been wounded in the lungs …L19 US sl.


TUESDAY – NOUNS
– Tuesday CHEWSDEE Bk1942 Amer. sl.


TUG – NOUNS
REEF a vigorous tug …1958 Amer. dial.
RICK a tug or pull; a sharp movement …1892 Sc.
TIT a sharp and sudden pull; a tug, a jerk, a twitch …1340 chiefly Sc.
YANK a tug, a pull, a wrench …E19 sl.

TUG – VERBS
BETEE to pull or tug at …c1205 obs.
HARL to drag: usually with the notion of friction or scraping of the ground; to pull, to tug; to trail along the ground; to haul …c1290 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
PIGGLE to pull or tug nervously …1936 Amer. dial.
PUG to pull, to tug …L16 now Sc. & Eng. dial.
REEF to pull or push something vigorously; to tug, to use force on something …1958 Amer. dial.
TIRE to pull, to tug, to draw …a1300 arch.
TIT to pull forcibly, to tug; to snatch …a1300 chiefly Sc.
TOGGLE to tug, to tussle …a1225 obs. rare
TOIL to pull, to drag, to tug about …c1325 obs.
YANK to tug something with sudden energy; to remove something; to drag, to pull …1848 sl., orig. US


TUITION – NOUNS
– extra tuition PRIVATE BUSINESS 1900 Eton College usage


TULIP – NOUNS
– a tulip QULIP Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TUMBLE – NOUNS
END-OVER-END a tumble, a somersault …1970 Amer. dial.
WAMBLE a rolling or unsteady motion; a totter, a quivering or shaking, a wriggle, a tumble …1825 Sc. 

TUMBLE – VERBS
BALTER to tumble about; to dance clumsily …c1325 obs.
COME TO GRIEF to take a tumble; to have a fall …1854 UK
FALL DOWN AND GO BOOM to take a tumble, to fall heavily …1930s Amer. sl.
FALL OFF ONE’S FEET to tumble, to fall …1889 Sc.
GET A FALL to tumble, to slip over …1950s US sl.
JERRYCUMMUMBLE to shake; to tumble about; to tousle …1785 sl.
KELTER to tumble headlong; to go head over heels, to fall …1805 Sc.
MAMMOCK to disarrange, to tumble, to throw into confusion …1899 Eng. dial.
MOMMOCK to disarrange, to tumble, to throw into confusion; to pull about, to mess, to make dirty; to worry …1899 Eng. dial.
MUMMOCK to disarrange, to tumble, to throw into confusion; to pull about, to mess, to make dirty; to worry …1899 Eng. dial.
PLAY WALLOP to tumble over, to thrash about …1831 Sc. 
SCRAFFLE; SKRAFFLE to struggle; to force one’s way with difficulty; to scramble; to creep, to roll; to tumble …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SKIVE to go, to run, to dart, to hurry; to tumble …1854 Eng. & Amer. dial.
SKIVE AROUND to run, to dart, to hurry; to tumble …1857 Amer. dial.
TAKE A DROP to tumble, to slip over …1950s US sl.
TAKE A FALL to tumble; to slip over …1950s US sl.
TAVE to struggle; to tumble or wrestle in sport …1804 Sc.
TAW to tumble about; to pull, to lay hold of …Bk1905 Sc.
TAWEN to pull; to lay hold of; to tumble about …1810 Sc. obs.
TEW to shake, to toss; to keep in motion; to rumple, to disarrange; to tumble; to pull about …1870 Eng. dial.
TILT to fall over, to tumble; to be overthrown …1300s obs.
TIPPLE to tumble, or topple over …1847 Eng. dial.
WALLOP to flounder; to tumble over; to kick about; to move heavily; to waddle or bend in walking; to be slatternly …1835 Sc. & Eng. dial.
WALTER to roll to and fro; to move from side to side; to tumble or toss about; to lie sprawling on the ground, in mire, etc. …c1400 obs.
WHAP OVER to collapse, to tumble, to flop …1843 Amer. dial.
WHOP OVER to collapse, to tumble, to flop …1841 Amer. dial.


TUMBLER – NOUNS, PERSON
– a tumbler, a circus performer JERRY-COME-TUMBLE Eng. dial.
– a tumbler, a juggler FAULKENER L17 sl.
– a tumbler, an acrobat TOPPLER a1825 Eng. dial. 
– a tumbler, an acrobat; one who balances himself in difficult positions; a tumbler BALANCER c1510
– a tumbler, a posture-maker, an equilibrist BALANCE-MASTER 1753
– a tumbler, a posture-maker, an equilibrist BALANCE-MISTRESS 1801


TUMBLE-DOWN – ADJECTIVES
ADDLE tumbledown, loose, rickety, shaky …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
RACKLEDOWN tumble-down, neglected …Bk19C Eng. dial.
 RAMSHACKLE loose and shaky as if ready to fall to pieces; rickety, tumbledown, dilapidated, in disorder; orig. said chiefly of carriages and houses …1830
 RAMSHACKLED dilapidated, run-down, in a state of disrepair, rickety, tumbledown …1675
 RAMSHACKLING rickety, tumbledown, dilapidated …1868
 RAMSHACKLY rickety, tumbledown, dilapidated, run-down, in a state of disrepair …1857
RATTLE-BAG ramshackle, tumbledown, worn out …1885 Eng. dial.
RATTLE-BONE ramshackle, tumbledown, worn out …B1900 Eng. dial.
RATTLE-DOWN ramshackle, tumbledown, worn out …B1900 Eng. dial.

TUMBLE-DOWN – NOUNS
RAMSHACKLE something rickety or tumbledown …1865 nonce use
WAPPEN-HAPPEN a tumbledown, slum shed or shanty made of old tins, bits of wood, discarded packaging and similar found objects …1930s W. Indies


TUMOUR – ADJECTIVES
– a tumour; a large swelling WALE Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TUMULT – NOUNS
 BEAR-GARDEN a scene of strife, disorder, and tumult; a rude, turbulent assembly …1743
 BOBBERY a noise, disturbance, tumult; a fuss, row, uproar; a squabble, quarrel, dispute, altercation …1816 Eng. dial. & sl.
CATOUSE an uproar, a commotion, a din, tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1890 Amer. dial.
DIRDUM; DURDUM noise, uproar; tumultuous proceedings; a noisy quarrel …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
FARIE; FARY a state of tumult or consternation …1500-20 Sc. obs.
 FEERY-FARRY a bustle, a tumult; a state of excitement, disorder, confusion …1535 Sc. obs.
 FIRLY-FARLY confusion, tumult …19C Eng. dial.
 GARBOIL confusion, disturbance, disorder, tumult, uproar; a brawl, hubbub, commotion …1548 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HABBLE confusion, tumult, uproar, disturbance, hubbub …1795 Sc.
HABBLE-GABBLE a tumult, an uproar …1956 Sc.
HABBLE-HOBBLE a tumult, an uproar …1900 Sc.
HACK AND SWEEP a tumult, an uproar; a fight; a commotion …1902 Sc.
HAIKE; HAKE a stir, turmoil, tumult …1870 Eng. dial.
HANG-MAD riotous tumult; boisterous frolic …B1900 Eng. dial.
HASH a noise, tumult; strife, rioting; ribald talk, nonsense …1801 Sc.
 HUBBISTEW a hubbub, stir, tumult; a flurry, excitement …1898 Sc.
 HUBBLE-SHUBBLE commotion, uproar, tumult, disturbance, confusion …c1550 obs. rare
 HURRY-BURRY confusion or bustle caused by excitement; tumult …?a1800 Sc.
 HURRY-DURRY tumult, confusion, bustle caused by excitement …1732 obs. rare
KATOWSE an uproar, a commotion, a tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1859 Amer. dial.
LARUM a tumultuous noise; a hubbub, an uproar …a1533
MEDLEY a commotion, tumult …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 QUOIL a stir, a tumult, a turmoil, a noisy disturbance; fuss, bustle …1798 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
RABBLEMENT confusion, disturbance, or tumult like that of a rabble; riotous conduct …1590 rare
REEK a state of hot anger; a disturbance, a tumult …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
REILIEBOGIE confusion, a state of tumult or disorder …Bk1904 Sc.
 RIBBLE-RABBLE a tumultuous crowd or array of people; a disorderly assemblage; a mob; the scum of society; a great confusion …1635
SCARNACH a noisy tumult …1825 Sc.
SCARNOCH a noisy tumult …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCOUR a noise, a tumult …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SCROINOCH a shrill cry; a yell; a noise, a tumult; a noisy fuss …1790 Sc.
SHITSTORM a frenetic or disastrous event; a commotion, a tumult …1948 sl., orig. US
TIRPEIL;   TIRPELL a broil, an encounter, a tumult …c1330 obs.
TUMOIL a tumult, a turmoil …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
UBBUBBOO;  UBUBBOO a confused crying or yelling; a tumult; turmoil …1702
UPSCUDDLE a noisy quarrel; a disturbance, a tumult …1905 Amer. dial.
UPSCUTTLE a noisy quarrel; a disturbance, a tumult …1904 Amer. dial.

TUMULT – NOUNS, PERSON
 DISTURBANT one who disturbs or interferes with peace or quiet; one who causes tumult or disorder …1865

TUMULT – VERBS
SET THE HEATHER ON FIRE to raise a disturbance, to excite a tumult …1817 Sc.  
TAKE A HEAD to make insurrection; to raise a tumult …1678 obs.
– TUMULTUATE to stir up a tumult; to make a disturbance or commotion; to become tumultuous, turbulent, agitated or restless …1611 rare


TUMULTUOUS, TUMULTUOUSLY – ADJECTIVES
BABYLONICAL disorderly, tumultuous …1547 obs.
 FREMESCENT becoming murmurous, roaring; growing noisy and tumultuous; riotous, raging …1837 rare

TUMULTUOUS etc. – ADVERBS
HELTER-SKELTER in disordered haste; confusedly, tumultuously, pell-mell …L16 sl.
HILTER-SKILTER in disordered haste; confusedly, tumultuously, pell-mell …L16 sl.
 HURRY-BURRY with extra hurry; in confusion; tumultuously …1791 Sc.

TUMULTUOUS etc. – NOUNS
BEAR-PLAY rough tumultuous behaviour …1883


TUNA – NOUNS
– an albacore or similar fish CHICKEN OF THE SEA 1940 Amer. dial.


TUNE – ADJECTIVES
 NIPPERTY-TIPPERTY of rhymes or tunes: quick and rattling in rhythm …1817 Sc.
QUIRKING nimble, agile; of a tune: intricate, quickly changing …1821 Eng. dial.

TUNE – NOUNS
DEEDLE-DOODLE a meaningless song, or badly-played tune …B1900 Sc.  
DIDDLE a tune in a low key …Bk1900 Sc.
EARWORM an irritatingly catchy tune …colloq.
LAY strain, tune …a1529 obs.
RANT a lively, noisy, or irregular tune or song …1725 chiefly Sc.

TUNE – VERBS
RAISE to start or lead a tune; to sing …Bk1905 Sc.
YARK;  YERK;  YIRK to start a tune; to commence singing, playing, etc. …1873 Sc.


TUNEFUL, TUNEFULLY, TUNEFULNESS – ADJECTIVES
– tuneful, melodious, sweet-sounding HARMONIC 1815 rare

TUNEFUL etc. – ADVERBS
– tunefully, harmoniously; with harmony or concord of sounds HARMONICALLY 1589 obs.

TUNEFUL etc. – NOUNS
– tunefulness, harmoniousness HARMONICALNESS 1691-8 obs.


TUNING FORK – NOUNS
– a tuning-fork NING 1892 Sc. 


TUNNEL – NOUNS
– a tunnel; a burrow ANGLE c1720 Eng. dial. rare
– a tunnel, esp. the Blackwall Tunnel SALLY (GUNNELL) 1998 UK rhyming sl.
– a tunnel or passage beneath a railway etc. UNDERGANG Bk1905 Eng. dial.

TUNNEL – NOUNS, PERSON
– a tunnel construction worker; any underground worker SANDHOG 1903 US sl.
– a tunnel construction worker; any underground worker SAND-HOGGER 1877 US sl. 


TURBAN – ADJECTIVES
– wearing a turban HEAD-BOUND a1616

TURBAN – NOUNS
– a band of a fine material worn twisted round the head as a turban by Orientals SASH a1590 obs.
– a turban MANDIL;  MENDIL 1662
– a turban NAPPER-WRAPPER 1998 UK sl.

TURBAN – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who wears a turban RAG-HEAD 1921 N. Amer. sl., derogatory or offensive
– a turban-wearer TOWEL-HEAD 1979 US sl., derogatory or offensive


TURBID – ADJECTIVES
– turbid, muddy GUMLY 1787 Sc. obs.
– turbid, muddy LUTULENT c1600 obs.
– turbid, muddy; agitated; said of liquids, chiefly water RILEY 1805 Amer. dial.
– turbid, muddy; agitated; said of liquids, chiefly water ROILY 1823 Amer. dial.
– turbid, muddy, thick SUDDY 1587 obs.

TURBID – VERBS
– to become turbid or cloudy NEBULATE 1753 obs. rare


TURBULENT – ADJECTIVES
BARDIE; BARDY bold, fierce, turbulent …1788 Sc.
 BEAR-GARDEN rude, turbulent …1687
 DISTURBANT causing disturbance; disturbing, turbulent …a1617
RABBISH unruly, turbulent; inconsiderate, rash; rough or precipitate in action …1387 obs.
ROILY turbulent …1823 Amer. dial.
RULIE turbulent; talkative …Bk1904 Sc.
 RUMBUSTIOUS careless of the comfort of others; noisy, boisterous, turbulent, unruly, rough, uproarious …1778 colloq.
TROUBLY turbulent, tempestuous, stormy, violent ..1513
– UPROARISH turbulent, unruly …1550 obs.

TURBULENT – NOUNS
 BEAR-GARDEN a scene of strife, disorder, and tumult; a rude, turbulent assembly …1743

TURBULENT – NOUNS, PERSON
BALLY-RANDY a rough, turbulent person …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– MADPASH a foolish or insane person; a lunatic, a mad fellow; a crackbrained person; a scatterbrain; a hot-headed person; a rash or turbulent person; a wild, giddy person …1611 obs.
RANEGILL; RANNIGAL a masterful, turbulent person or animal …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.

TURBULENT – VERBS
– TUMULTUATE to stir up a tumult; to make a disturbance or commotion; to become tumultuous, turbulent, agitated or restless …1611 rare


TURKEY (bird) – INTERJECTIONS
PEEP! used as a call to chickens or turkeys …1956 Amer. dial.
PEE-PEE! used as a call to chickens or turkeys …1899 Amer. dial.
PEEPIE! used as a call to chickens or turkeys …1967 Amer. dial.
PEEP-PEEP! used as a call to chickens or turkeys …1967 Amer. dial.

TURKEY (bird) – NOUNS
ALDERMAN a turkey …Bk1890 sl.
ALDERMAN IN CHAINS a roast turkey well-stuffed and garnished with pork sausages …Bk1890 sl.
BALLAST turkey or chicken dressing …1945 US railroad sl.
BREAD lean venison; the breast of a wild turkey …1824 Amer. dial. obs.
BRISSEL-COCK a fowl conjectured to be the turkey …Sc. obs.
 BUBBLY-JOCK the male turkey …1800 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
BUZZARD chicken or turkey as served in a mess hall …1941 Amer. military usage
BUZZARD MEAT chicken or turkey …1944 Amer. military usage
 COBBLE-COLTER a turkey …1858 tramps’ and gypsies cant
FAIPLE the crest of a turkey when elated …1825 Sc. obs.
 GANDER a turkey …1790 Eng. dial.
 GANNY a turkey …1777 Eng. dial. obs.
GOBBLER a male turkey …M18
GOBLIN a male turkey …1966 Amer. dial.
 HABBERJOCK a turkey-cock …1866 Sc.
HABBLE-JOCK a turkey-cock …1875 Sc.
– JOBLIJOCK a turkey-cock …Bk1912 Eng. dial.
 LOLLY-COCK a male turkey …B1900 Eng. dial.
 LUBBER-COCK a turkey-cock …1867 Eng. dial.
PEANIE a turkey-hen …1824 Sc.  
PEEP a very small or young chicken or turkey …1916 Amer. dial.
PEE-PEE a very small or young chicken or turkey …1890 Amer. dial.
PEEPY a very small or young chicken or turkey …1908 Amer. dial.
PEEWEE a young wild turkey chick, still following the hen …1936 Amer. dial.
RED-RAG the red comb of a turkey-cock …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
RED-RED the red comb of a turkey-cock …1887 Eng. dial.
RED-SHANK a turkey…1707 cant
 SNOTTERGOB the red part of a turkey’s head …1790 Eng. dial.
 TURKEY-TOMB a turkey pie …1622 humorous usage, obs.

TURKEY (bird) – NOUNS, PERSON
TURKEY MERCHANT one who buys and sells turkeys, a poulterer …L17


TURKEY (country) – ADJECTIVES
MAHOMETAN Turkish …1600 obs.

TURKEY (country) – NOUNS, PERSON
ABDUL  a Turk; Turks collectively …c1890 Eng. sl.
ABDUL a nickname for a Turkish soldier, esp. during World War I …1915 sl.
ABDULLAH a nickname for a Turkish soldier, esp. during World War I …1915 Aust. sl.
ARAB any dark-complexioned person, esp. if belonging to a group traditionally considered to be somewhat excitable or primitive in emotional matters; a Jew or a Turk …20C Amer. sl.
BASHAW a Turkish governor; a title of honour and command amongst the Turks …1534
BASHI-BAZOUK a mercenary soldier belonging to the skirmishing or irregular troops of the Turkish army; notorious for their lawlessness, plundering, and savage brutality …1859
BASSA an earlier form of the Turkish military title, ‘Bashaw’; a Turkish commander …Bk1717
BEG a bey, a Turkish governor; now only used as a part of Eastern names …1686 obs.
BEG BEG the chief officer of a province in Turkey …1687
BEGLERBEG the chief governor of a province among the Turks; he is also called a bashaw of three tails, from having three ensigns, trimmed with horse—tails, as the mark of his dignity …1586
BEY a Turkish governor of a province or district; also, a title of rank …1589
BIMBASHI a Turkish military captain or commander; in Egypt, an English officer in the service of the Khedive …1819
GAWAR;  GIAOUR a Turkish term of reproach for non-Muslims, esp. Christians …1589
JACKO a Turkish soldier …1910s Aust. sl.
JACKY a Turkish soldier …1910s Aust. sl.
JOHNNY a Turk; the Turkish army …World War I Amer. sl.
SICK MAN applied during the latter part of the 19th century to the Sultan of Turkey …1853
WALI;  WALY the governor of a Turkish province  …1811
YOUNG TURK in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: a Turkish person influenced by Western values and ideas; spec. a member of a nationalist reform movement in the Ottoman Empire seeking to introduce Western values and ideas and establish a constitutional monarchy; usually in plural …1876
YUZBASHI a captain in the Turkish army; a first lieutenant in the Turkish navy …1876
ZAIM formerly, in the feudal system of Turkey, a chief who supported a mounted militia bearing his name …1807
ZAPTIEH a Turkish policeman …1869