Reverse Dictionary: TURM – TZ


TURMOIL – ADJECTIVES
– TURMOILOUS full of turmoil or tumult; disturbed; troublesome …1553 obs. rare

TURMOIL – NOUNS
 CRINKIE-WINKIE a contention; a pother, disturbance, commotion, turmoil …1818 Sc.
HABBER-GALYO an uproar, confusion, turmoil …1929 Sc.
HAIKE; HAKE a stir, turmoil, tumult …1870 Eng. dial.
HELL A-HOOTING trouble, turmoil, a row or dispute …1972 Amer. dial.
HELL A-WHOOPING trouble, turmoil, a row or dispute …1968 Amer. dial.
JABBLE turmoil, confusion …1894 Sc.
JAMBLE turmoil, confusion …1965 Amer. dial.
 QUOIL a stir, a tumult, a turmoil, a noisy disturbance; fuss, bustle …1798 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
RAT’S-REST a state of perpetual turmoil …B1900 Sc.
 REEL turmoil, mental confusion …1755 Sc.
 REELING turmoil, bustle …Bk1904 Sc.
 REEL-RALL;  REEL-RAWL a state of confusion; turmoil, disturbance …1864 Sc.
 REE-RAW a drinking bout; a noisy romp; a state of confusion; a disturbance, turmoil …1854
SCOWDERING confusion, bustle, turmoil …1881 Eng. dial.
SCOWDERMENT confusion, bustle, turmoil …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
TOIL battle, strife, turmoil …a1400 arch.
TUMOIL a tumult, a turmoil …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
UBBUBBOO;  UBUBBOO a confused crying or yelling; a tumult; turmoil …1702

TURMOIL – PHRASES
HELL’S A-BUSTING trouble or turmoil is starting …1956 Amer. dial.
HELL’S A-POPPING trouble or turmoil is starting …1956 Amer. dial.

TURMOIL – VERBS
BIRR to be in a turmoil or confusion …Bk1911 Sc. 


TURN, TURNED, TURNING – ADJECTIVES
QUICK of a curve, turn, etc.: sharp …1725
VERSABLE that turns, or may be turned …1623 obs.
– VOLIBLE capable of turning or of being turned round …1382 obs. rare
 VOLUBILOUS apt to roll or turn …1658 obs.

TURN etc. – NOUNS
BIRL a whirring sound; a rapid twist or turn …1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
GYRE a turning round, revolution, whirl; a circular or spiral turn …1566 poetic & literary usage
OBVERSION the act of turning towards some person or thing …1864 
RALPH a right turn …1968 US sl.
VERSABLENESS aptness to be turned …1727 obs.
VERSATION a turning over or backwards and forwards …1656 obs.

TURN etc. – VERBS
BEWEND to turn round, to turn away …c1000 obs.
BICHARRE to turn, to turn round …a1000 obs.
BIND to swerve, to turn in a certain direction …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BOBBLE to make a slight turn or twist from a direct or straight line; hence; to make a break or mistake …1908 Amer. dial.
COME ON THE RING to take one’s turn …a1400 sl.
GYRE to turn or whirl round …c1420 poetic usage, rare
I-CHERRE to turn, to return …c1000 obs.
KYR to turn …1448 obs. rare
LICK BACK to turn suddenly, to dart back …1888 Amer. dial.
MILL to swing or wheel round; to turn anything slowly about …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
OBVERT to turn something towards; to place fronting …1623 obs.
– QUAIGH to bend, to turn …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
QUIRK to turn quickly …1821 Eng. dial.
TARVE to tip, to turn …1895 Amer. dial.
TERVE;  TIRVE to turn; esp. to turn upside down, to topple over, to fall down; also, fig. to turn to some course or action …c1400 obs.
TIPE to turn; to twist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TIRL to turn; to cause to rotate or revolve; to twirl, to spin; to turn over and over; to move by rolling …1543 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
TO-WRY to turn, to twist about …a1400 obs.
UMBEBRAID to turn round …a1300 obs.
VAND to turn …1814 Sc. obs.
VEER to turn round, to revolve, to whirl about …1598 obs.
VERSATE to turn about …1887 rare


TURNCOAT – NOUNS, PERSON (also see TRAITOR)
– a turncoat JACKET-REVERSER Bk1896 sl.
– a turncoat VICAR OF BRAY Bk1905 Eng. dial., contemptuous usage

TURNCOAT – VERBS
– to act the turncoat or renegade TURN ONE’S TIPPET 1546 obs.


TURN DOWN – VERBS
– to turn down an offer, to pass something by, to reject TAKE THE ZERO 1980s US college sl.
– to turn down, to reject, to cease ICE 1960s African-American sl.
– to turn someone down, to reject or jilt a suitor KICK 1809 Amer. dial.
– to turn someone down, to reject or jilt a suitor KICK OUT 1941 Amer. dial.


TURNIP – NOUNS
BAGA a rutabaga or Swedish turnip …1854 Amer. dial.
BAGGIE;  BAGIE;  BEGGIE a rutabaga or Swedish turnip …1936 Amer. dial.
FASH the tops of carrots, turnips, etc. …c1750 Eng. dial.
 FUSSOCK a turnip …19C Eng. dial.
HEAPS turnips …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LITTLE ABNER a large yellow turnip …1950 Amer. dial.
 NEEP a turnip …c725
RAMMER an instrument for mashing turnips …1776 Sc.
RAPE a turnip (? or radish) …c1390 obs.
TAPPIN;  TAUPIN the tap-root of a turnip, carrot, etc. …1898 Sc.

TURNIP – VERBS
FASH to cut off the tops of carrots, turnips, etc. …1882 Eng. dial.


TURN OVER – VERBS
– to turn over, to turn upside down HALVE;  HELVE 1873 Eng. dial


TURNSTILE – NOUNS
– a revolving piece of mechanism like a turnstile TIRL 1691 Eng. dial.
– a turnstile TIRLIE 1824 Sc.


TURNTABLE – NOUNS
– a gramophone turntable DECK 1997 US sl.


TURPENTINE – NOUNS
– turpentine TERPS;  TURPS 1823 Amer. sl.


TURTLE – NOUNS
– a dead turtle ANGEL 1880 obs.
– a land turtle GOPHER 1791 Amer. dial.
– an old turtle MOSSBACK 
– a terrapin SCARRIPIN 1890 Amer. dial.
– a turtle or tortoise SHELLPAD 1562 obs.
– the green sea turtle VEAL OF THE SEA 1982 Bahamas
– the white meat of a turtle CHICKEN MEAT 1948 Amer. dial.


TUSK – NOUNS
– tusks, large teeth GAMS a1500 Sc.


TUSSLE – NOUNS
GAME-BATTLE a tussle with poachers …1826 obs.
HANTLE a tussle, a hand to hand fight; a scuffle; as much as one can manage …1868 Eng. dial.
ROUGH AND TUMBLE a good-natured tussle …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
SCRAP a fight, a tussle, a skirmish …1846
TAISLETASSLE;  TEAZLE a buffeting or knocking about, rough handling, a severe brush or tussle …1808 Sc.
YOKING a contest, a fight, a tussle; a mauling …1660 Sc. obs.

TUSSLE – VERBS
TOGGLE to tug, to tussle …a1225 obs. rare


TUTANKHAMUN – NOUNS, PERSON
– King Tutankhamun OLD FRUIT AND NUT 1972 Brit. museum rhyming sl. for ‘Tut’


TUTOR – NOUNS, PERSON
BEAR-DANCER a young nobleman’s travelling tutor …c1850 UK criminals’ sl.
BEAR-LEADER formerly a ludicrous name for the travelling companion or tutor of a young gentleman or nobleman, employed by the parents or guardians to watch over him and keep him from evil courses which he might fall into if left to himself; hence, an expert who teaches by example; also, a captor, a custodian …1749 
CAD a private tutor …c1810 Eton usage
HABERDASHER OF NOUNS AND PRONOUNS a schoolmaster; a tutor …L17 sl.
HABERDASHER OF PRONOUNS a schoolmaster; a tutor …L17 sl.
LADY GOVERNESS a gentlewoman employed as a tutor in a household …1821
MASTER a man to whose care a child or children are committed for purposes of instruction; a tutor, preceptor; in later use, chiefly a teacher in a school, a schoolmaster; also, a professional teacher of some special subject, as an art or a language …c888
PRECEPTOR an instructor, teacher, tutor; the head of a school …1400
PRECEPTRESS a woman who is an instructor; a teacher, tutor; a woman who is the head of a school 
TEACHER a tutor, a coach …1619
VERB-GRINDER a schoolmaster or tutor; spec. a pedantic pedagogue …1809 UK sl. 

TUTOR – NOUNS, PERSON, OTHER
BEAR the pupil of a private tutor, who is ‘led’ by his master like a keeper with a tame bear …1832 UK sl.


TWANG – NOUNS
– a twang; the timbre of the voice TANG 1899 Sc.


TWELFTH NIGHT – NOUNS
– Twelfth Night (January 5) or Twelfth Day (January 6) OLD CHRISTMAS 1895 Amer. dial.


TWELVE – ADJECTIVES
– twelve QUAL;  QUALL;  QUEL 1710 Sc.
– twelve QUELVE Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TWENTY – ADJECTIVES
– twenty QUANTY 1710 Sc.
– twenty QUENTY Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TWENTY-ONE – NOUNS
– twenty-one ELEVENTEEN 1622 nonce word obs.


TWENTY-FIVE – NOUNS
– twenty-five; a quarter of a hundred, twenty-five QUARTERN 1472-3 obs.


TWIG – ADJECTIVES
SARMENTITIOUS belonging to twigs or branches …1656 obs.

TWIG – NOUNS
BOUGHTIE a twig …Bk1911 Sc.
FAGGALD a faggot, a bundle of twigs or heath tied with straw ropes …1838 Sc. obs.
FAGGOT;  FAGOT a bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees bound together, for use as fuel …a1300
QUIG a twig …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RAMELET a small branch, a twig …1652 obs. rare
SARMENT a twig; a cutting of a tree …1398 rare
SCOW a stick; a small branch or twig …1882 Sc.
SCROILS brittle twigs …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
TAN a twig …1865 Eng. dial.
TINE a small branch or twig of a tree; the stalk of a fruit …1300s obs. rare
WAND a slender stem of a shrub or tree; a slender branch or twig …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
YARD a straight slender shoot or branch of a tree; a twig, a stick …c950 obs.


TWILIGHT – ADJECTIVES
 CREPUSCULOUS of the nature of twilight; in a state between light and darkness; dim, glimmering, dusky, indistinct, obscure …1646
IN THE DIM in the dusk or twilight …Bk1900 Eng. dial.

TWILIGHT – NOUNS
BEFORE-DARK dusk, twilight …1965 Amer. dial.
BETWEEN-LIGHT twilight …1821 obs.
BETWEEN THE LIGHTS twilight …1862 Eng. dial.
 BOBLIGHT twilight …19C Eng. dial.
CANDLELIGHTING dusk; twilight; nightfall …1696 Amer. dial.
CAT’S LIGHT twilight …1959 Amer. dial.
 COCK-SHUT the close of day; twilight …1594 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
DAGALI the evening twilight …1914 Sc.
DAGLIE evening twilight …Bk1900 Sc.
DAG-SET the end of twilight …Bk1900 Sc.
DAILYGONE twilight …1925 Irish sl.
DARKEE twilight …M19 sl.
​- DARKEY;  DARKY night; evening; twilight …1753 criminals’ sl.
DARK HOUR the evening twilight, gloaming …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
DARKENING twilight, dusk, evening …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
DARKLINS twilight, dusk, the gloaming …1846 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DARKMANS the night, evening; also, twilight …1567 thieves’ cant
DARKS, THE the night; occasionally also twilight …M18 sl.
DAWING dawn, daybreak; morning twilight …c900 obs. exc. Sc.
DAY-LIGHTENING morning, twilight, daybreak …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
DAY-LIGHT-FALLING twilight, evening, dusk …1874 Eng. dial.
DAYLIGHT-GATE the going or close of the day; twilight; evening, dusk …1613 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
DAY-LIGHT-GOING twilight, evening, dusk …1853 Eng. dial.
DAY-LIGHT-GONE twilight, evening, dusk …1853 Eng. dial.
DAY-LIGHT’S-GATE twilight, evening, dusk …1815 Eng. dial.
DAYLIGONE twilight …1925 Irish sl.
DELLIT twilight, evening, dusk …1819 Eng. dial.
 DEMPS; DEMPSE twilight, dusk …1867 Eng. dial.
 DIM the midsummer twilight between sunset and sunrise …Bk1900 Sc. & Amer. dial.
 DIMIT; DIMMET dusk, evening twilight; often in plural …1746 Eng. dial.
 DIMPS dusk, twilight …1810 Eng. dial.
 DIMPSE twilight, dusk …1867 Eng. dial.
 DIMPSY twilight, dusk …1892 Eng. dial.
 DUMMET dusk, evening twilight; often in plural …1746 Eng. dial.
EDGE OF DARK, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1885 Eng.  & Amer. dial.
EDGE OF DAYLIGHT, THE morning twilight …1885 Eng. dial.
EDGE OF DAYLIGHT, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
EDGE OF DUSK early evening, twilight …a1864 Amer. dial.
EDGE OF NIGHT early evening, twilight …1975 Amer. dial.
EDGE OF EVENING, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
EDGE OF GLOAMING, THE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1867 Sc.
EDGE OF NIGHT, THE twilight, dusk, early evening, nightfall …1881 Eng. & Amer. dial.
EVEGLOAM evening twilight …1928 Amer. dial.
 EVEN-FALL the ‘fall’ or commencement of the evening; twilight …1814
EVENING’S EDGE twilight, dusk, nightfall …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
FIRST DARK twilight …1922 Amer. dial.
FIRST DUSK twilight …1898 Amer. dial.
FIRST NIGHT twilight …1967 Amer. dial.
GLOAM twilight …1928 Amer. dial.
 GLOAMING twilight, dusk, the fall of the evening; shade, dusky light …c1000
MIRKNING twilight, dusk …1790 Sc.  
MIRK-SHUT twilight, dusk …1790 Eng. dial.  
 MOCK-SHADOW twilight …1876 Eng. dial.
MORNGLOAM the morning twilight …1928 Amer. dial.
 OWL-LIGHT the dim and uncertain light in which owls go abroad; a glimmering and imperfect light; twilight, dusk …1599
PINK OF THE EVENING evening twilight …1939 Amer. dial.
SHANK OF THE EVENING the latter part of the evening; twilight, dusk …1829 Eng. & Amer. dial.
TEENING-TIME lighting-up time, twilight …1837 Eng. dial.
– TWITTER-LIGHT twilight …1607 obs. rare

TWILIGHT – PHRASES
BETWEEN HAWK AND BUZZARD at twilight, when it is too dark to tell a hawk from a buzzard …1832


TWIN – ADJECTIVES
GEMEL twin …1497 obs.
GEMELLIPAROUS producing twins …1727 obs.
GEMINATE duplicated, combined in pairs, twin …1598

TWIN – NOUNS, PERSON
BIRTH PARTNER a person born at the same time as another, a twin …1870 rare
GEMELLES;  GEMELS;  GEMMELS twins; said also of things associated in pairs …1382 obs.
GEMEWS;  GEMOWS twins …1382 obs.
PHILLERPENER a twin …1890 Amer. dial.
PHILOPENA a twin …1894 Amer. dial.
PIGEON-PAIR twins of the opposite sex …19C Brit. sl.
YAMMALDS twins …Bk1914 Sc.


TWINE, TWINING – ADJECTIVES
RANGLING twining, rambling, winding; esp. said of plants …1863 Eng. dial.

TWINE etc. – NOUNS
– a long length of twine, thread, etc. SCREED 1884 Sc.
– twine, string, cord; a string for leading or tying, or other purposes BAND 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.

TWINE etc. – VERBS
– to twine; to twist together THONG Bk1905 Eng. dial.


TWINGE – NOUNS
– a twitch or jerk of the body; a twinge QUINCH 1571 obs. exc. Amer. dial.


TWINKLE, TWINKLING – ADJECTIVES
FAW of objects that reflect light: bright, glancing, gleaming, twinkling …c1000 obs.

TWINKLE etc. – NOUNS
– TWINK a twinkle or sparkle …1830 rare

TWINKLE etc. – VERBS
BLINK to shine, to gleam; to twinkle, to glimmer, to flicker …Bk1911 Sc.
LAMP to shine, to gleam, to glitter, as the stars on a frosty night, to twinkle …1825 Sc.
 PRINKLE to twinkle, to scintillate, to sparkle …1724 Sc.
SIMPER to glimmer, to twinkle …c1620 obs. rare
– TWINK to twinkle, to sparkle …1637


TWIRL, TWIRLING – ADJECTIVES
TIRLIE-WHIRLIE full of twirls or whirls …1816 Sc.

TWIRL etc. – NOUNS
QUERL;  QUIRL a curl, a twist, a twirl …1880 US
TIRL an act of twirling; a twirl, a whirl …1790 Eng. dial.

TWIRL etc. – VERBS
BIRL to make a noise like the rapid turning of a wheel; to twirl round, to spin …1816 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TIRL to turn; to cause to rotate or revolve; to twirl, to spin; to turn over and over; to move by rolling …1543 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.


TWIST, TWISTING – ADJECTIVES
INWINDING uneven, twisting …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
TIRLIE-WIRLIE;  TIRLY-WIRLY intricate, twisting, winding …1816 Sc.
– TORTIVOUS twisting, twisted, tortuous …a1400 obs.
– TWISTY-WISTY in a twisting or winding manner …1892 nonce word

TWIST etc. – ADVERBS
 CRINKLETY-CRANKLETY twisting in and out; zigzag …19C Eng. dial.

TWIST etc. – nouns
BIRL a whirring sound; a rapid twist or turn …1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 CRINGLE-CRANGLE a mass of twistings and turns; a zigzag …1606 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HALSH a noose, a loop, a slip-knot; a twist, turn …1839 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HANKLE a tangle, twist …B1900 Eng. dial.
KECK a twist to one side; a sprain; an injury to the spine causing deformity …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
KELTER a twist, a kink …1900 Sc.
OBLIQUATION a bending aside or in an oblique direction; a twisting awry …a1648 obs.
OBTORTION a twisting, distortion, perversion …a1656 obs. rare
QUERL;  QUIRL a curl, a twist, a twirl …1880 US
QUIRK anything out of the square; a twist, a bend, a circle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
QUIRKLE a twist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 SCASH;  SCASS a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
 SCASHLE;  SKASHLE a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
THROW a twist, a wrench, a sprain; the act of twisting or wriggling; a turn of the hand …1785 Sc.
YEE-YAW a twist …1902 Amer. dial.

TWIST etc. – VERBS
BAFFLE to twist irregularly, to entangle …1889 Eng. dial.
BETHROW to twist about, to torture …1393 obs. rare
BEW to bend, to twist …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BOO to bow, to bend, to twist …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
CAMSHACHLE; CAMSHACKLE to distort, to twist all awry …1805 Sc.
FANK to coil a rope, to twist, to knot; to entangle the feet, to impede …1660 Sc.
FANKLE to entangle, to twist, to knot; to coil, to wind; to disorder …1887 Sc.
HALSH to fasten, to tie; to knot, to noose, to loop, to twist …1809 Eng. dial.
 HANKLE to entangle, twist together …1781 Eng. dial.
HARL to entangle, to twist, to knot together; to ravel or confuse …a1300 Eng. dial.
IMPLICATE to intertwine; to wreathe, to twist, or knit together; to entwine, to entangle …1610
KEAU to twist, as the foot in walking …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
KECK to stand awry; to twist to one side; to lean; to drop from an upright position …1790 Eng. dial.
OBLIQUATE to bend aside; to twist obliquely …a1670 obs. rare
QUEEL to coil, to curl up; to twist …1866 Eng. dial.
QUEEVE to twist; to bend slowly backwards and forwards as a tree-top …1809 Eng. dial.
QUIST to twist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
RACK to wrench, to sprain, to dislocate, to twist …1761 Sc.
REEVE to draw into wrinkles; to pucker; to twist round; to shrivel up; to roll up the sleeves …1821 Eng. dial.
RICK to sprain, to strain, to twist, to wrench …1809 Eng. dial.
SCASH to twist, to turn to one side; to walk in a shuffling, awkward manner with the toes turned outwards, either from deformity or affectation …1866 Sc.
SCASHLE;  SKASHLE to twist, to turn awry …Bk1904 Sc.
SCASS to twist, to turn awry …Bk1904 Sc.
SCRUPLE to rumple; to twist up; to wrinkle …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
SKELLER to cause to warp, twist, shrivel, or blister, esp. with heat …1691 N. Eng. dial.
SKELLOW to warp, twist, shrivel, or blister, as with heat …1888 Eng. dial.
TAISLE to entangle, to twist inextricably; to mix up, to put or get into disorder …1866 Sc.
TATHER to entangle; to twist; to knot; to involve …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TAW to twist; to get crooked or out of shape; to crease, to wrinkle; to entwist, as the end of a rope …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TEAZLE to entangle, to twist inextricably; to mix up, to put or get into disorder …1866 Sc.
TEETOTUM to wheel or whirl about; to twist round …1899 Eng. dial.
THONG to twine; to twist together …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
THROW to twist; to wreath, to wind; to wrench, to sprain; to wring the neck; to turn a key; to torture, esp. by twisting a cord round the head …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TIPE to turn; to twist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TIRL to whirl, to twirl; to rotate rapidly; to twist …1870 Sc.
TO-WRITHE to twist or wrench about; to twist or writhe about …c1000 obs.
TO-WRY to turn, to twist about …a1400 obs.
TWANGLE to twist, entangle, ruffle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TWANK to twist …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WAMBLE to turn and twist the body about; to roll or wriggle about, to roll over and over …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
YIRN to twist; to entwine …Bk1905 Sc.


TWISTED – ADJECTIVES
CAKED twisted, entangled …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
CAM crooked, twisted, bent from the straight …1642 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 CONTORTUPLICATED entangled and twisted …1648 obs.
 CRINGLE-CRANGLE winding in and out, having twists and turns …1606 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HANKLED twisted, entangled …B1900 Eng. dial.
IMPLICATE intertwined, twisted together …1536 rare
IMPLICIT entangled, entwined, folded, or twisted together; involved …1608 obs.
KAA-WAA crooked, twisted …1859 Eng. dial.
 KAW-WAW crooked, twisted, distorted …1859 Eng. dial.
MATTY matted, twisted, interwoven …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
OBLIQUATE bent to one side; twisted obliquely …1578 obs. rare
OBTORTED twisted …B1900 obs.
 QUIRKIE intricate, twisted, complicated …1896 Sc.
 QUIRKLED twisted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 QUIRKLY twisted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 QUIRKY intricate, twisted, complicated …1896 Sc.
 QUIRLICHIE curly, twisted, tangled …1928 Sc.
 QUISTED twisted, spiral …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SCASH twisted, turned to one side, esp. used of the feet …1866 Sc.
SCOO’D twisted, badly made or done …Bk1904 Sc.
SCOY twisted, badly made out of shape …Bk1904 Sc. obs.
SCOY’D twisted, badly made or done …Bk1904 Sc.
SCREW-EYED twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.
SCREW-GEED twisted, askew, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.
SCREWGIED twisted, askew, diagonal …1973 Amer. dial.
SCREW-SHY twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.
SKEE-JAWED twisted, askew, crooked, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.
SKEEWHONKED twisted, askew, crooked …1967 Amer. dial.
SKEEWINKLE twisted, askew, crooked …1916 Amer. dial.
SKEWAGGY twisted, askew, crooked …1950 Amer. dial.
SKEW-BALLED twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.
SKEW-GAWED twisted, askew, crooked …1950 Amer. dial.
SKEW-GEE twisted, askew, diagonal …1896 Amer. dial.
SKEW-GEED twisted, askew, diagonal …1896 Amer. dial.
SKEWJAW twisted, askew, diagonal …1905 Amer. dial.
SKEW-JAWED twisted, askew, crooked, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.
SKEW-SHY twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.
SKEW-WHIFF awry, askew; crooked, twisted, aslant …1754 UK sl.
 SKEW-WOGGLY twisted, askew, crooked …1905 Amer. dial.
 SKEW-WOTTEMUS twisted, askew, crooked …1905 Amer. dial.
 SKEW-YANK twisted, askew, crooked …2001 Amer. dial.
 SKI-JAWED twisted, askew, crooked …1950 Amer. dial.
 SKRUGEE twisted, askew, diagonal …1905 Amer. dial.
 SKWEE-GEED twisted, askew, diagonal …1896 Amer. dial.
 SKWEE-WAB twisted, askew, crooked …1916 Amer. dial.
 SQUEEGEE twisted, askew, diagonal …1905 Amer. dial.
 SQUEE-GEED twisted, askew, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.
 SQUEE-JAWED twisted, askew, crooked, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.
 SQUEE-WOBBLED twisted, askew, crooked …1967 Amer. dial. 
TAZZLED tangled, fuzzy, twisted, knotted …B1900 Eng. dial.
 THRAWART twisted, crooked …1814 Sc.
 THRAWN twisted, distorted, misshapen; uneven; of the brow: knitted …1721 Sc.
 THRAWN-RUMPLET twisted …1896 Sc.
– TORTIVOUS twisting, twisted, tortuous …a1400 obs.

TWISTED – ADVERBS
ATWINE twisted, askew, awry, zigzag …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
ATWIST twisted, awry, tangled …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
CASH in a twisted manner, awry; with a waddling, shuffling gait …1866 Sc.

TWISTED – NOUNS
RAMMOCK a confused or twisted mass of anything …1925 Sc.


TWITCH, TWITCHING, TWITCHY – ADJECTIVES
AGUE-FACED twitchy …1912 Amer. dial.
JERKSOME jerky, twitching …1880 rare
VELLICATIVE causing irritation or twitching …1822-7 rare

TWITCH etc. – NOUNS
JACTITATION a twitching or convulsive movement of a limb or muscle …1844
 QUINCH a twitch or jerk of the body; a twinge …1571 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
TIT a sharp and sudden pull; a tug, a jerk, a twitch …1340 chiefly Sc.
VELLICATION  a pulling or twitching; irritation or stimulation by means of small or sharp points; titillation or tickling …1623
VELLICATION a twitching or convulsive movement, esp. of a muscle or other part of the body …1665
YARK; YERK the act of lashing out with the heels, as a horse; a kick; a sudden or abrupt movement, a jerk, a twitch …1581 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.

TWITCH etc. – VERBS
FEAK to twitch, to jerk, to pull smartly …1548 Eng. dial.
QUITCHY to twitch; to make sudden, involuntary movements …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
VELLICATE to twitch; to contract or move convulsively …1670 rare
YIP to feel nervous or twitchy …1930s sl.


TWITTER, TWITTERING – NOUNS
– twittering, chattering; the inarticulate utterance of birds, or a vocal sound resembling it JARGON c1386

TWITTER etc. – VERBS
– to twitter QUITTER 1513 Sc. obs. rare
– to twitter, to warble, to chatter JARGON a1366 obs.


TWO – NOUNS
– the number two ME AND YOU 20C bingo rhyming sl.
– the number two OAT M19 back-slang
– the number two; a group of two; a couple DYAD 1675


TWO-FACED – ADJECTIVES
 BOTH-SIDES deceitful, two-faced, double-dealing …17C obs.
DUPLICITOUS showing duplicity, deceitful, two-faced, double-dealing …1958
JANIAN Janus-like, two-faced …1598 obs. rare
LAKES (OF KILLARNEY) two-faced, untrustworthy …1910s rhyming sl. for ‘carney’
TWO-FACED AS A METHODIST AX, AS two-faced, deceitful, untrustworthy …1966 Amer. dial.
UNDERMINDED sly, deceptive, double-faced; underhand, mean, treacherous …1902 Eng. & Amer. dial.

TWO-FACED – NOUNS, PERSON
BADGER-BILL a hypocrite; a two-faced untrustworthy person …1943 W. Indies sl. 


TWOFOLD – ADJECTIVES
– twofold, double DUPLE 1542-3 obs.


TWOPENCE – NOUNS
– twopence DACE L17 cant
– twopence DEUCE 1823 sl.


TYPE – VERBS
– to type; (mill = typewriter) BEAT THE MILL World War II Amer. sl.


TYPEWRITER – NOUNS
– a typewriter CHAFF-CUTTER 1940s Aust. sl.
– a typewriter CHATTERBOX 1950s US criminals’ sl.
– a typewriter DESK PIANO 1940s African-American sl.
– a typewriter MILL 1913 US sl.
– a typewriter OFFICE PIANO 1940s US sl.
– a typewriter TYPER 1892 sl., orig. US


TYPHOID FEVER – NOUNS
– typhoid fever TERRIFIED FEVER 1878 Amer. dial.


TYPICAL – ADJECTIVES
– typical; characteristic; having strongly marked features FEATURELY c1819


TYPIFY – VERBS
– to typify, to symbolize; to be a type or emblem of BETOKEN c1175 obs.


TYPIST – NOUNS, PERSON
– a typist TYPER Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.


TYRANNICAL, TYRANNIZE, TYRANT – ADJECTIVES
BAD profligate, tyrannical, and cruel in conduct …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
SATRAPIAN cruel, tyrannical, despotic …1822
SATRAPICAL cruel, tyrannical, despotic …1823

TYRANNICAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
CAESAR a tyrant or dictator; an absolute monarch …ME
NANGNAIL an ill-tempered, troublesome person; a tyrant …1856 Eng. dial.
RACKABITE a wrangling, tyrannical person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SARDANAPALUS a self-indulgent tyrant …Bk1922
SULTAN an absolute ruler; a despot, a tyrant …1648 

TYRANNICAL etc. – VERBS
HORSE to bully or tyrannize into hard work or extra effort …1867 US sl., esp. nautical usage
NERONIZE to tyrannize over …1889
REIGN OVER;  REIGN UPON to take violent hold upon, to tyrannize …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SULTAN to play the despot, to tyrannize …1886


TYRE – see TIRE