Reverse Dictionary: UNIN – UNIZ


UNINFORMED – ADJECTIVES
DARK void of intellectual light, mentally or spiritually blind; unenlightened, uninformed, destitute of knowledge, ignorant …c1374
IN THE DARK uninformed; not aware of current attitudes or happenings …20C Amer. colloq.
KNOWLEDGELESS lacking knowledge; ignorant; uninformed, uneducated …c1843

UNINFORMED – NOUNS, PERSON
BALONEY an uninformed, stupid, or useless person …1920 Amer. sl. 
MELVIN a person who is old-fashioned or unappealing; a dull, uninformed, or obnoxious person; a profoundly objectionable person …1954 Amer. sl.
MUSHROOM a person who is given no information …1979 Brit. sl.

UNINFORMED – PHRASES
HAVE YOUR HEAD UP YOUR ASS stupid, unaware, uninformed …1944 US sl.
MY NAME IS TWYFORD I know absolutely nothing about it …L17


UNINHABITED – ADJECTIVES
– uninhabited HABITLESS 1835 Sc.
– uninhabited UNBIGGED c1200
– uninhabited, empty, deserted; said of a house or place DEAD L19 sl.

UNINHABITED – NOUNS
– an uninhabited house; unoccupied premises DEAD ‘UN L19 UK criminals’ sl.
– an uninhabited or deserted region FALLING-OFF PLACE 1908 Amer. dial.
– an uninhabited, sparsely populated or inhospitable region MULGA L19 Aust.


UNINHIBITED – ADJECTIVES
– sexually uninhibited SCOTTISH 2000 Can. sl.
– uninhibited, energetic, vigorous, lively ZIZZY 1966 colloq.
– uninhibited, wild; exuberant, flamboyant, or daring in the pursuit of pleasure HOT 1888 Amer. sl.

UNINHIBITED – NOUNS, PERSON
– an uninhibited, free-living man WILD COLONIAL BOY 1881 Aust. sl.

UNINHIBITED – VERBS
– to be uninhibited, esp. in dancing or performing music; to enjoy oneself immensely GET DOWN 1971 Amer. sl.


UNINJURED – ADJECTIVES
HARMLESS free from harm or injury; unhurt, uninjured, unharmed …c1290 rare
ILLAES(E) unhurt, uninjured …1597 obs. rare
ILLESED uninjured, unimpaired …1551 obs. rare
SCART-FREE safe and sound; uninjured …1897 Sc.
SINCERE free from hurt; uninjured …1700 obs.
SKERE free from injury, harm, or molestation; unhurt, unmolested …a1225 obs.
UNCLOURED not injured with blows or hard knocks …1719 Sc.
UNCLOYED unhurt, uninjured …1562 obs.

UNINJURED – VERBS
SLEEP IN A WHOLE SKIN to escape being wounded; to remain uninjured …1555


UNINSPIRED, UNINSPIRING – ADJECTIVES
– uninspired; lacking in vitality, force, or conviction LACKLUSTRE L16
– uninspiring, stupid, dull LUNCHBUCKET 1950s US sl.

UNINSPIRED etc. – NOUNS
– anything uninspiring, boring, or unpleasant DOWN TRIP 1968 Amer. students’ sl.


UNINSTRUCTED – ADJECTIVES
– uninstructed, unlearned INERUDITE E19
– uninstructed, unlearned LAY c1330 obs. rare


UNINTELLIGENT – ADJECTIVES
 ACEREBRAL brainless; unintelligent; unthinking …M20
 AIR-HEADED foolish, unintelligent; frivolous; scatterbrained …1976 sl., orig. US
 BIRD-BRAINED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1922 sl.
 BONE-HEADED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1903 sl., orig. US
 CLUELESS foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1943 sl.
 CNS-QNS unintelligent (in doctors’ shorthand – Central Nervous System-Quantity Not Sufficient) …2003 medical sl.
 DIM foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1892 sl.
 DIM-WITTED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1940 sl.
 DIPSHIT offensive; inconsequential; lacking in intelligence …1968 US sl.
 DOPEY foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1903 sl.. orig. US
 DOPY foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1903 sl., orig. US
 DOZEY foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1924 Brit. sl.
 DOZY foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1924 Brit. sl.
 DUMB foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1823 sl.
 DUMB-ASSED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1957 US sl.
 DUNCELY slow to learn or understand; stupid, unintelligent, dim-witted …1757
 DUNCEY stupid, unintelligent; lacking in or incapable of learning …1743
 DUNCH slow to learn or understand; lacking in intelligence; stupid, dull …1825 colloq. obs.
 DUNCICAL slow to learn or understand; stupid, unintelligent, dim-witted …1588
 DUNCISH slow to learn or understand; stupid, unintelligent …1805
 DUNSTICAL slow to learn or understand; stupid, dull, unintelligent, dim-witted …1592 rare
 GORMLESS foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …c1746 sl.
 HALFPENNY SHORT OF A SHILLING, A lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1939
 LAME-BRAINED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1929 sl., chiefly US
 MEAT-HEADED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1949 sl., chiefly US
 MULLET-HEADED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1857 US sl.
 MUTTON-HEADED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1768 sl.
 ONE SANDWICH SHORT OF A PICNIC lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1985
– ONE SPARK PLUG SHORT OF AN ENGINE lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1996
 ONLY ONE AND NINEPENCE IN THE FLORIN said of one who is not very intelligent, slightly eccentric, odd …1910s sl.
 ONLY ONE AND NINEPENCE IN TWO BOB said of one who is not very intelligent, slightly eccentric, odd …1910s sl.
 ONLY ONE AND NINEPENCE IN TWO SHILLINGS said of one who is not very intelligent, slightly eccentric, odd …1910s sl.
 PEA-BRAINED foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …1950 sl.
– SEVERAL BANANAS SHORT OF A MILKSHAKE lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1992
 SHORT OF A SHEET OF BARK lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1885
 SHORT OF THE FULL QUID lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1960
 SHORT-WITTED lacking intelligence …1477
 SIX BRICKS SHORT OF A LOAD lacking in common sense or intelligence; mentally deficient; slightly crazy …1960
 THICK foolish, slow-witted, unintelligent, stupid …a1800 sl.
 
UNINTELLIGENT – NOUNS, PERSON
 AIRHEAD a foolish, unintelligent, or frivolous person; a scatterbrain …1971 sl., orig. US
 BARBIE a woman who is likened to a Barbie doll, esp. in being pretty or shapely but passive, characterless, or unintelligent; a super-conformist, conventionally attractive woman …1966
 BARBIE DOLL a woman who is likened to a Barbie doll, esp. in being pretty or shapely but passive, characterless, or unintelligent; a super-conformist, conventionally attractive woman …1966
 BAZZ an average, unintelligent male …1980s Aust. sl.
 B.B. a bird-brain; a fool, a stupid person; one of low intelligence; a slow-witted person …1958 US sl.
 BEAR OF LITTLE BRAIN, A a person of little intelligence; often used self-deprecatingly …1960
 BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN, A a person of little intelligence; often used self-deprecatingly …1935
 BEETLE-BRAIN a person of low intelligence; a stupid person; a blockhead; a fool; a dolt …1593 derogatory
 BEETLE-HEAD a person of low intelligence; a blockhead; a fool, a stupid person …1577 derogatory
 BEZABOR a strange, eccentric person; a peculiar or unintelligent person …1930 Amer. dial.
 BIM a girl, a woman; esp. one who is promiscuous or unintelligent; a whore …1925 US sl.
 BIRD-BRAIN a person with a small brain; one of low intelligence; a frivolous, scatterbrained person; a fool; a stupid person …1933
 DIPSHIT a person of no consequence and no intelligence; a stupid jerk, an oaf …1962 US sl.
– DIPWAD a stupid or offensive person; a dope, one who lacks intelligence …1976 US college sl.
– DODO a fool; an unintelligent person …1898 US colloq.
 DUNCEHEAD a stupid, unintelligent, inept, or dim-witted person; an idiot …1749 derogatory
 FRED an unattractive or unintelligent male …20C teen & high school sl.
 FUNGE a person lacking intelligence or common sense; a fool …1621 obs.
 GANACHE a person of low intelligence …1814 rare, derogatory
 INANE an empty-headed, unintelligent person …1710
 MONKEY MAN a large, unintelligent man …1980 W. Indies
 MUSSEL-HEAD a slow-witted, unintelligent person …1953 Amer. dial.
 PEA-BRAIN a foolish or unintelligent person …colloq.
 PONDLIFE term used to describe someone seen as unintelligent, simple …1990s sl.
 SADIE SACK an ineffectual, unlucky, not very bright female …Bk1989 sl.
 SCAFFOLD BOARD a person with low intelligence …Brit. sl.
 SPARROW-BRAIN a person with a tiny brain; a person of limited intelligence; a slow-witted person …1930 colloq.
 SPARROWHEAD a person with a tiny brain; a person of limited intelligence; a slow-witted person …1984 US sl.
 UNDERHEAD a person of inferior intelligence …1643 obs.
 WALLY, WOLLY an unfashionable, unintelligent, ‘suburban’ person, lacking in taste and sophistication …1922 US sl.
 WALLY-BRAIN an unfashionable, unintelligent, ‘suburban’ person, lacking in taste and sophistication …1981 UK sl.
 YOB a fool; a naive, gullible, or unintelligent person; also, an unsophisticated person; a country bumpkin …1886 chiefly Aust. & NZ rare
 
UNINTELLIGENT – PHRASES
 LIFT DOESN’T GO TO THE TOP FLOOR, THE he’s slightly crazy or lacking in common sense or intelligence …1985
 
UNINTELLIGENT – VERBS
 HAVE A FEW BUTTONS MISSING to be crazy, eccentric, stupid, or less intelligent than average …1949 Amer. dial.
 HAVE ONE OAR OUT OF THE WATER to be slightly crazy; to be lacking in common sense or intelligence …1985
 WANT ONE’S HIP BUTTONS to be less than wholly intelligent …20C Ulster sl.


UNINTELLIGIBILITY, UNINTELLIGIBLE – ADJECTIVES
 CONFUSIN’ BUT AMUSIN’ unintelligible …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 IMPERSCRUTABLE not to be searched out; unsearchable, inscrutable, unintelligible, incomprehensible …1526 obs.
 IMPERVESTIGABLE that cannot be thoroughly investigated or found out; unintelligible; incomprehensible …1656 obs. rare
 RANTUM-SCANTUM;  RANTUM-SKANTUM unintelligible language, gibberish …1600 obs.
 UNCOGITABLE unintelligible, incomprehensible …1529 obs.
 UNCOGNIZABLE unintelligible, incomprehensible …1720
 UNCOGNOSCIBLE unintelligible, incomprehensible …1810
 
UNINTELLIGIBILITY etc. – NOUNS
 BARRAKIN unintelligible language …M19
 BARRIKIN unintelligible language …M19
 BUZZ-BUZZ unintelligible or tedious noise, esp. continuous vociferation …1908 Amer. sl.
 DOUBLE DUTCH unintelligible or garbled speech or language …1875 sl.
 GABBLE voluble, noisy, confused, unintelligible talk …1602
 GABBLEMENT rapid, unintelligible noise; gabbling; chatter …1833
 GALIMATIAS speech that is so rapid, confused, or disguised as to be unintelligible; a dark, perplexed discourse; meaningless talk; nonsense, gibberish …1653
 GREEK unintelligible speech or language, gibberish …E17
 HEBREW unintelligible speech …E17 colloq.
 JABBER chatter; incoherent or inarticulate an unintelligible speech, as a foreign language heard by one ignorant of it …1706 sl.
 UNCOGNOSCIBILITY unintelligibility …1802-12
 YATTER the confused noise caused by many people talking loudly and together; a babel of tongues, a clamour; unintelligible speech …1825 Sc.
 
UNINTELLIGIBILITY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 JABBERER one who jabbers …c1675 colloq.
 
UNINTELLIGIBILITY etc. – PHRASES
 IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME it’s unintelligible …1600
 YOU’RE IRISH said of anyone talking unintelligibly …Bk1896
 
UNINTELLIGIBILITY etc. – VERBS
 JABBLE to talk rapidly and indistinctly or unintelligibly; to speak volubly and with little sense; to chatter, to gabble, to prattle …1570
 YATTER of incoherent or unintelligible speech, as in a foreign language or of the sounds made by an animal: to gabble, to yelp, etc. …1832 Sc.


UNINTENTIONALLY – ADVERBS
– unintentionally UNBEMEANING-LIKE 1897 Eng. dial.
– unintentionally UNWALDES c1175 obs.
– unintentionally, unexpectedly UNBETHOUGHT 1823 Eng. dial.


UNINTERESTED – ADJECTIVES
– lacking in interest COZY 20C teen & high school sl.
– uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned MATTERLESS 1760 Eng. dial.
– uninterested in, not wanting OFF 18C sl.

UNINTERESTED – VERBS
– to become less interested SWITCH OFF 1921 sl.


UNINTERESTING – ADJECTIVES
BORING AS BATSHIT very dull, uninteresting …1964 Aust. sl.
DEAD dull; tedious and uninteresting …1000
DREARY AS BATSHIT very dreary, dull, uninteresting …1964 Aust. sl.
DUMPISH dull, stupid, slow-witted; inactive, inert, spiritless; destitute of sensation; abstracted, insensible to outward things; dull, uninteresting …1545 obs.
DUSTY uninteresting, inconclusive, poor …1860
FADE that has lost taste; insipid, commonplace, uninteresting …1715 obs.
GUMMY uninteresting …Bk1934 college sl.
LAME of no interest or value; uninteresting, dull, boring; also, contemptible, offensive …1955 US sl.
OFF THE WALL unimportant, uninteresting …1950s African-American sl.
SPECIAL dull or lacking in interest …20C teen & high school sl.

UNINTERESTING – NOUNS
ANCIENT HISTORY the past or a past event considered as no longer relevant, important, or interesting …1838 colloq.

UNINTERESTING – NOUNS, PERSON
BIG DRINK OF WATER a youth or man, esp. if tall, who is uninteresting, dull, or boring …Bk1975 Amer. sl. 
MUTTON-HEAD a dull, stupid person; an uninteresting person, a bore …1825
WOMBAT a dull, uninteresting or stupid person …1905 Aust. sl.
ZELDA a girl or woman, esp. if dull or uninteresting; a stupid, boring woman …1960 US sl.


UNINTERRUPTED, UNINTERRUPTEDLY – ADJECTIVES
– uninterrupted, constant, continual ITHAND a1300 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– uninterrupted in course; direct IMMEDIATE 1634 obs. rare

UNINTERRUPTED etc. – ADVERBS
– uninterruptedly EVEN-ON Bk1900 Sc.
– uninterruptedly, without obstacle HAND-SMOOTH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– without interruption or obstruction; from end to end, continuously, without intermission EVEN-ENDWAYS Bk1900 Eng. dial.


UNINVITED – ADJECTIVES
UNBODDEN uninvited …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
UNBODEN uninvited; unbidden …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.

UNINVITED – NOUNS, PERSON
BLOW-IN an uninvited, and usually unwelcome, guest …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 COME-O’-WILL a person (or thing) that comes of his own accord, or without being invited …1815 Sc.
INCHER a person who joins himself on to you and your group without being asked, and won’t leave; someone who is uninvited or unwelcome …1969 Amer. dial.
NERVER a gate-crasher …1900s US sl.
TAG-ALONG someone who joins an activity without invitation …1961 sl.

UNINVITED – VERBS
SCREWZE to encroach, to intrude; to sponge; to come as an uninvited, unwelcome guest …Bk1904 Eng. dial.


UNINVITING – NOUNS
– a place or area considered extremely unpleasant or uninviting; the most remote or least attractive part of a specified region ARSEHOLE 1926; ASSHOLE 1918 US sl.
– a place or area considered extremely unpleasant or uninviting; the most remote or least attractive part of a specified region THE ARSEHOLE OF THE UNIVERSE 1950; THE ASSHOLE OF THE WORLD 1966 US sl.


UNION (association) – ADJECTIVES
 SCABBY non-union …L19 Aust. sl.
 
UNION (association) – NOUNS
 RAT LABOUR work done for less than the usual or trade union rate; unskilled or non-union labour …1883
 
UNION (association) – NOUNS, PERSON
 ABAA;  ABBA a non-unionist …1903 sl.
 BILL among the Industrial Workers of the World: a foolish or self-interested worker who refuses to join a trade union or otherwise lacks class consciousness; a scissorbill …Bk1975 Amer. sl. obs.
 BLACK a blackleg, a person who continues to work despite a ban or strike by a trade union; a person who takes a striker’s place …1826 sl. obs.
 BLACK-LEG a person who continues to work despite a ban or strike by a trade union; a person who takes a striker’s place …1844 depreciative usage
 BLACK-NEB a workman who refuses to join a trades union a workman willing to work for a master whose men are on strike; a strike-breaker …1832 Sc., depreciative usage
 BLACK NOB a blackleg, a strike-breaker, a non-unionist …1838 Sc., depreciative usage
 BLACK SHEEP a strike-breaker …1832 sl.
 CARD a union member …1968 Amer. dial.
 CARD MAN a worker having a union card …1930 US sl.
 HOOKER an operative who inveigles union men into acting as spies on their fellows and keeps them ‘hooked’ by threatening to expose them to the union …1937 Amer. labour usage
 LABOR FAKER a worker who loafs on the job; a malingerer; hence, a corrupt union leader …1907 US sl.
 LABOR SKATE a trade union official …1930 US sl.
– LABOR SKATE a corrupt or ineffective labour union official …1930 US sl.
 LABOUR ORGANIZER a person who urges workers to join a union …Bk1998 
 NOBLE a strike-breaker’s guard …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
 RED-NECK a union sympathizer …1931 Amer. dial.
 SCAB a worker who refuses to join a labour union or to participate in a union strike, who takes a striking worker’s place on the job, or the like; a strike-breaker …1777
 SCABBY a non-union worker …1910s Aust. sl.
 SCALLYWAG a man who will not work …1891 trade union sl.
 SCISSOR BILL a non-union man …1958 Amer. dial.
 WALKING DELEGATE a trades union official who visits sick members, interviews employers, etc.; a shop steward …1892
 WOBBLY a member of the anarchist trade union the International Workers of the World …1914 US sl.
 
UNION (association) – VERBS
 BLACKLEG to take the place of a worker who is on strike, thereby helping th employer to carry on his business and defeat the ends of the strike …1897
 BLACKLEG IT of a trade-union workman: to return to work before a strike is settled …1888
 SCAB to break a strike, to refuse to join a union or any form of mass action …19C
– SCAB to take a job without belonging to the relevant union …1920s sl.
 WOBBLE to cause trouble among workers on a unionized worksite …1989 Can. sl.
 WOBBLE THE JOB to cause trouble among workers on a unionized worksite …1989 Can. sl.


UNION (a joining) – NOUNS
ACCOUPLEMENT the act of coupling one thing to another; union, pairing; marriage union …1483 obs.
ACCOUPLING the act of joining two things into a couple or pair; coupling; esp. union in marriage …1525 obs.
ADUNATION union or combination into one …1551
BAND a state of union or connection …1631 obs.
ONEHEAD the condition of being united to gathered in one; union …a1340 obs.
ONEMENT physical union, conjunction …1388 obs.
ONEMENT union of mind or feeling; agreement, accord, concord; reconciliation …a1450 obs.
ONING a making one, uniting, joining in one; union …1340 obs.
QUADRIVIRATE a union of four men …1654 obs.


UNIQUE, UNIQUELY, UNIQUENESS – ADJECTIVES
ODD singular in valour, worth, merit, or eminence; unique, remarkable; distinguished, famous, renowned; rare, choice …c1400 obs.
UNCOMPEERED incomparable, unique, unparalleled …1602

UNIQUE etc. – ADVERBS
ONLY singularly, uniquely, specially, pre-eminently …c1000 obs.

UNIQUE etc. – NOUNS
 ARABIAN BIRD the phoenix; hence. a unique thing or person …1606
ONE-ER; ONER a thing of a unique or very remarkable kind; a person preeminently addicted to or expert at something …1840 colloq.
ONLINESS the fact or character of being the only one of its kind; singleness, singularity, uniqueness …1633 rare
SINGLURE singleness, uniqueness …a1300 obs.

UNIQUE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 ARABIAN BIRD the phoenix; hence. a unique thing or person …1606
MONOTYPE a person who is unique, not following a pattern or type …1850 obs. rare
ONE-ER, ONER a person or thing of a unique or very remarkable kind; a person preeminently addicted to or expert at something …1840 colloq.
SANS-PEER one who has no equal; a unique person …c1460 obs.


UNIT – NOUNS
– a unit UNARY 1576 obs.


UNITE, UNITED, UNITEDLY, UNITING, UNITY – ADJECTIVES
ADJOINED joined, united …1509 obs.
ADJOINT united, joined …c1325 obs.
ADUNATE united, joined in one …1470 obs. rare

UNITE etc. – ADVERBS
ADJOINEDLY unitedly; by way of union or conjunction …1721 obs.

UNITE etc. – NOUNS
ADUNITING uniting together …1662 obs.
ONEHEAD the condition of being one; oneness; unity …a1300 obs.
ONEHOOD the condition of being one; oneness; unity …a1225 obs.
ONING a making one, uniting, joining in one; union …1340 obs.
ONLIHEDE oneness, unity …c1440 obs.

UNITE etc. – VERBS
ACCORPORATE to unite, to incorporate …1612 obs. rare
ADCORPORATE to unite, to incorporate …1732 obs. rare
ADJOIN to join on; to join or unite a person or thing to another …c1325 obs.
ADUNITE to unite or join to …1662 obs.
BEWED to unite closely and intimately …1674 obs.
GATHER to join or unite; to put together, to form by union …c725 obs.
HASP to fasten together; to unite firmly …1362 obs.
MAISE; MEISE to mix or unite in one mass; to incorporate …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
MARROW to couple, to wed; to join, to unite …1823 Sc.
ONE to agree, to unite; to come to terms …1340 obs.
PAN to join or unite together …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TACK to join, to unite, esp. in a loose or slack manner …1858 Sc.


UNITED STATES – ADJECTIVES (also see individual States)
 ALKALIED experienced in living in the West …1936 Amer. dial.
 BLUE-BELLIED from the northern states, esp. New England …1852 Amer. dial.
 RED used of an impoverished, bigoted White Southerner …1960s US sl.
 YANKEE;  YANKEY;  YANKY pert. to or characteristic of Yankees, often with the connotation of cleverness, cunning, or cold calculation; loosely, belonging to the United States, American …1781
 
UNITED STATES – NOUNS
 ABE LINCOLN WAR the Civil War …1943 Amer. dial. archaic or obs.
 ABOLITION WAR the Civil War …1943 Amer. dial.
 AMERIKA applied to American society viewed as racist, fascist, or oppressive, esp. by Black consciousness …1969 sl., orig. US, derogatory
 AMERIKKKA applied to American society viewed as racist, fascist, or oppressive, esp. by Black consciousness …1969 sl., orig. US, derogatory
 ANGLO-AMERICA the United States and Canada …1846
 ANYTOWN a notional American town that represents the appearance or values of stereotypical small-town America …1992 Brit. sl.
 ANYTOWN USA n. a notional American town that represents the appearance or values of stereotypical small-town America …1992 Brit. sl.
 AUNT FANNY the Federal Communications Commission …1975 US sl.
 AUNT SAM the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …19C sl.
 BABYLON the United States …1972 US sl.
 BARRIO a Spanish-speaking community or neighbourhood in an American city; a Latino or Chicano district …1939 Amer. dial.
 BIG AMERICA the United States …World War II Amer. sl.
 BIG BENCH, THE the United States Supreme Court …1929 US journalists’ usage
 BIG CHARLEY the Federal Communications Commission …1977 US sl.
 BIG GIRL WITH THE TORCH the Statue of Liberty …World War II Amer. sl.
 BLOODY CHASM the estrangement between North and South caused by the Civil War …1890 US
 BLOODY SHIRT the symbol of hostility between North and South …1876 US
 BREAKING-UP the American Civil War …1945 Amer. dial.
 BREAKUP the American Civil War …1869 Amer. dial.
 CANDYMAN, THE the Federal Communications Commission or one of its field agents …1976 US sl.
 DADDY-O the US Federal Communications Commission …1977 US sl.
 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON the House of Representatives …20C US sl.
 FOOTBALL the briefcase carrying the communication equipment that enables the president of the US to launch a nuclear attack …1968 US sl.
 G, THE the US government …1930s US criminals’ sl.
 GALILEE the Southern US states …1920s African-American sl.
 GAP the Great American Public …1965 US sl.
 GIBRALTAR OF THE WEST Vicksburg, as seen by the South …US Civil War usage
 GREAT REBELLION the American Civil War …1864 Amer. dial.
 GREAT SATAN the United States regarded as an imperialistic and malevolent power, esp. in the context of its policies in the Middle East …derogatory
 GUN BELT the American defense industry …1991 US sl.
 HAIL COLUMBIA America …M19 US sl.
 HAIL COLUMBUS America …M19 US sl.
 HYPHENISM the state of being a hyphenated American; the attitude or conduct involved or implied by this …1930 US
 KERRYPATCH in the US: the part of a town where the poor Irish lived …1965 Amer. dial.
 LADY, THE the Statue of Liberty …1986 US sl.
 LAND OF THE ROUND DOORKNOB the United States …1970 US military overseas usage
 LAND OF THE WOODEN HAMS America …19C Aust. sl.
 LAND OF THE WOODEN NUTMEGS America …19C Aust. sl.
 LAND OF TWANG the United States …1900s Aust. sl.
 LATE UNPLEASANTNESS, THE used in the postwar period to describe the American Civil War …US Civil War usage
 LITTLE SAIGON a neighbourhood with a large number of Vietnamese immigrants and businesses …1979 US sl.
 MA BELL the American Telephone & Telegraph Inc. …1920s US sl.
 MAGNOLIA CURTAIN the Mason-Dixon line that divides the American north and south …1940s African-American sl.
 MAIN STREET the ‘provinces’, a generic term for small-town America …M19 US sl.
 MAN, THE the US Government …1950s African-American sl.
 MAW BELL the American Telephone & Telegraph Inc. …1920s US sl.
 MIGHTY DOME the US Congress building, or any similar large, institutional edifice …1930s African-American sl.
 MY UNCLE the USA, esp. the US armed forces, or other federal/national authorities …M19 sl.
 NASHVILLE any unsophisticated, suburban, middle-American town or person …1970s African-American sl.
 NEWNITED STATES United States …1922 Amer. dial.
 NIGGER WAR the American Civil War …1943 Amer. dial., derogatory
 OLD COUNTRY the Deep South; Africa …1960s African-American sl.
 OLD WAR the American Civil War (1861-1865) …1937 Amer. dial.
– OLD WAR the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) …1960 Amer. dial.
 OUR UNCLE. the USA, esp. the US armed forces, or other federal/national authorities …M19 sl.
 REBELLION the American Civil War …1862 Amer. dial.
 REBEL WAR the American Civil War …1943 Amer. dial.
 REVOLUTION, THE the American Civil War …1986 Amer. dial.
 REVOLUTIONARY WAR the American Civil War …1986 Amer. dial.
 REVOLUTION WAR, THE the American Civil War …1966 Amer. dial.
 SAM the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …19C sl.
 SHAKY SIDE trucker CB term for the West Coast, so called because of its proclivity for earthquakes …Bk1998 sl.
 SPREAD EAGLE extravagant boasting, esp. of the U.S. …Bk1892 Amer. sl.
 SPREAD-EAGLEISM extravagant boasting, esp. of the U.S. …Bk1892 Amer. sl.
 STARS AND BARS the flag of the Confederate States of America …US Civil War usage
 UNCLE the USA, esp. the US armed forces, or other federal/national authorities …M19 sl.
 UNCLE SAM the government or people of the United States …1813
– UNCLE SAMANTHA the US government …1950s homosexual sl.
 UNCLE SAMMY the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …19C sl.
 UNCLE SAMUEL the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …19C sl.
 UNCLE SAMWELL the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …19C sl.
 UNCLE SHAM the USA and American culture, esp. the armed forces or federal agencies of the USA …1960s African-American sl., derogatory
 UNCLE WHISKERS a federal agent or agency …1920s US criminals’ sl.
 UNITED STATES English as used in the United States …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 WAR BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH the American Civil War …1865 Amer. dial.
 WAR BETWEEN THE STATES the American Civil War …1868 Amer. dial.
 WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE the American Civil War …1861 Amer. dial.
 WAR OF REBELLION name commonly used in the North during, and for many years after, the war to describe it …US Civil War usage
 WAR OF THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH the American Civil War …1865 Amer. dial.
 WAR OF THE REBELLION the American Civil War …1873 Amer. dial.
 YANKEE the dialect of New England; loosely, American English generally …1824
 YANKEE-LAND the land of Yankees, New England; loosely, the United States …1803
– YANKEESE American English …1883 nonce word
 YANKIELAND America …E19 sl.
 YANKLAND the land of the Yankees, America …1834 nonce word
 
UNITED STATES – NOUNS, PERSON
 ALKALI a veteran of the West …20C US sl.
 AMERICANESS an American woman …1838
 ANGLO-AMERICAN an American of English origin; an English settler or colonist in North America; spec., a Canadian …1781-2
 ARGONAUT an adventurer who went to California in 1849; a forty-niner …1873 US
 BASCAL a member of the Basque community; used as an affectionate nickname …1931 Amer. dial.
 BASCO a member of the Basque community; used as an affectionate nickname …1967 Amer. dial.
 BLUE-BELLIED YANKEE an out and out New Englander …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 BLUEBELLY a Northerner, esp. a New Englander, a Yankee …1827 Amer. dial., often derogatory
 BOMB-PROOF in the Southern states, one who stayed away from the fighting line during the Civil War …1869 US
 BOSTON a White citizen of the US …1844 Amer. Pacific Coast Indians usage
 BOSTONIAN a White citizen of the US …1793 Amer. Pacific Coast Indians usage
 COPPERHEAD a Northerner with sympathy for the South; an antiwar Northerner …US Civil War usage
 CRACKER a backwoods Southern white person regarded as ignorant, brutal, loutish, bigoted, etc. used contemptuously …1766 Amer. sl.
 DAMNED YANKEE a native of the northern US …1833 Amer. dial.
 DAMN YANKEE a southern term expressing rancour toward the politicians and soldiers of the Union; a native of the northern US …1833 Amer. dial.
– DIRT-EATER a poor White Southerner; usually used contemptuously …1840 Amer. dial.
– DIXIE CUP a Southern girl …1978 US jocular usage
– DJ an agent of the U.S. Department of Justice …1935 US sl.
 EXODUSTER a Black person who left the South in the mass migration to the Northwest, esp. Kansas, c1878-80 …1880 Amer. dial.
– EXODUSTER a refugee from a ‘dust bowl’ …1941 Amer. dial.
 FIRE-EATER any White southerner opposed to freeing the slaves …1840s African-American sl.
 FLATLANDER (censorious) a term used in various hilly or mountainous regions of North America, particularly Vermont, to denote an outsider, someone who doesn’t belong
 GALVANIZED YANKEE a southerner who took the oath to the North and served in the Union army …US Civil War usage
 GEECHEE;  GEECHIE a nickname used by up-country South Carolinians for any low-countryman, esp. one from the Charleston area …1951 US sl.
 GOOD OLD BOY a man who embodies the traditional values of the White, rural South; also used ironically …1967 Amer. dial.
 GOOMBAH an Italian-American …1950s sl.
 GRINGO used contemptuously by Spanish-Americans to refer to English people of Anglo-Americans …1849 sl.
 GUMBAH an Italian-American …1950s sl.
 HAM SHANK an American …1960 UK rhyming sl. for ‘Yank’
 JOE an American …M19
 JOHNNY REB a native or inhabitant of the southern US, esp. of one of the former Confederate states; a southerner …1860 Amer.
 JOHNNY a Southerner, esp. a fighter for the Confederacy …M19 US sl.
 JOHNNY RED a Southerner, esp. a fighter for the Confederacy …M19 US sl.
 KNOW-NOTHING a member of a U.S. political party, also called the American party, that was prominent during the years 1853-56; so named because, having been originally organized as a secret society, its members, to preserve this character, professed to outsiders complete ignorance regarding it; the chief principle of the party was that none but native citizens should be permitted to share in the government; it disappeared around 1859 …1856
 LACE-CURTAIN IRISH Irish Americans who prospered or married well, or those having social or economic pretensions …1934 Amer. dial.
– LONG-NOSE – an American or European …1967 US sl.
 LOYALIST a Union sympathizer in the South …US Civil War usage
 MOSSBACK a person who hid during the American Civil War to avoid conscription, esp. for the Southern army …1865 US colloq.
 MOSSY-BACK a person who hid during the American Civil War to avoid conscription, esp. for the Southern army …1868 obs.
 NARROWBACK an Irish-American; used contemptuously …1957 Amer. sl.
 NESTER a squatter, homesteader, farmer, or small rancher, esp. one who settles on established rangeland …1880 Amer. dial., chiefly West, usually derogatory
 OAKEY; OAKIE a migrant worker, orig. from Oklahoma, forced off his land during the Great Depression during the 1930s …1910s US, derogatory
 PALACE GUARD the close advisors to the President, who serve as a buffer between him and those seeking an audience …Bk1980 Amer. political sl. 
 PIKER a poor White migrant from the Southern states of the U.S. (orig. Pike Country, Missouri); hence, a member of a poor underclass, a vagrant or petty criminal …1859 US western sl., chiefly derogatory
 PLUMBER a member of a White House special unit during the administration of Richard Nixon which investigated leaks of government secrets, and which was found to have been guilty of illegal practices, including bugging with concealed microphones …1972 sl., chiefly US
 POTUS the President of the United States …1903 US
 QUICKDRAW MCGRAW the US Secret Service agent who is closest to the president …1981 US sl.
 RACKANSACKER a hard-bitten outdoorsman fighting for the South, who would, presumably, be quick to ‘wrack and sack’ (ruin and pillage) in a war …US Civil War usage 
 RAWHIDER an early settler in the Southwest …1908 Amer. dial.
 REB any poor, rural, White southerner …1978 US sl.
 REVENOO a federal law enforcement official; used by those in the illegal production of alcohol …1974 US sl.
 REVENOOER a federal law enforcement official; used by those in the illegal production of alcohol …1974 US sl.
 REVENUER a federal law enforcement official; used by those in the illegal production of alcohol …1974 US sl.
 SAGEBRUSH PHILOSOPHER a loquacious Westerner …Bk1945 US Western sl.
 SAGEBRUSH REBELS a band of western legislators whose major concern since the late 1960s has been local control over the millions of acres of federal land that lie west of the Rockies …Bk2006 Amer. political sl.
 SAGE RAT a cowboy’s term for a resident of the arid lands; a prospector  …Bk1936 US cowboy usage 
 SALMON-EATER a person from the Pacific Northwest …1947 Amer. dial.
 SAM a name at one time applied to a member of the “Know Nothing” or “American” Party; the allusion is to Uncle Sam, the national sobriquet, the Know Nothings claiming that in a nation mostly made up of immigrants, only native-born citizens should possess and exercise privileges and power …1855 US
– SAM a Southern Appalachian Migrant …1981 US sl. 
 SAMMY a US soldier in WWI …1917 Brit. sl.
 SAND-LAPPERS during the Civil War: troops from South Carolina …1860s US military 
 SCALAWAG;  SCALLAWAG;  SCALLOWAG;  SCALLYWAG;  SKALAWAG an impostor or intriguer, especially in politics; a corrupt politician; in U.S. Hist., a native white of the southern states who was willing to accept the terms of Reconstruction after the US Civil War (1861-5) …1864
 SEPTIC (TANK) an American …1976 rhyming sl., chiefly Aust., for ‘Yank’
 SHERMAN (TANK) an American …1940s rhyming sl. for ‘Yank’
 SNOW-BIRD a person from the Northern states who goes to live or work in the South during the winter …1923 US sl.
 SOUL MINORITY African Americans considered collectively …1960s African-American sl.
 SOUTHRON a native or inhabitant of the south of England, of Europe, etc.; also, in the U.S., a southerner …1857
 SQUAW-MAN any White that has lived with an Indian woman …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 SWAMP-ANGEL a rural Southerner from the southern coastal states, a Cajun …20C US sl.
 SWAMP-RABBIT a rural Southerner from the southern coastal states, a Cajun …20C US sl.
 SWAMP-RAT a rural Southerner from the southern coastal states, a Cajun …20C US sl.
 TACKY a poor or low-class White of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia …1888 Amer. dial. 
 TARHEEL a poor White, esp. from the piney woods of North Carolina; a rustic or countrified person; any north Carolinian; an insignificant person …1846 Amer. dial.
 UNBORN TADPOLE a term of derision aimed at the Confederacy by northerners at the beginning of the war …US Civil War usage
 UGLY AMERICAN an American abroad who is unappreciative of the native culture …Bk1982
 VEEPA the wife of the Vice-President of the United States …Bk1973 humorous nonce word
 VEEPESS the wife of the Vice-President of the United States …Bk1973 humorous nonce word
 VELCRO PRESIDENT a president caught in controversy and scandal …1986 Amer. political sl. 
 VENETIAN-BLIND IRISH middle-class Irish-Americans …1947 Amer. dial.
 WAR DEMOCRAT a Democrat who supported the Union during the Civil War …1863 Amer. political sl. 
 WHICKERBILL;  WICKERBILL a poor, White, rural Southerner; also used as a vaguely derogatory term  …1921 Amer. dial.
 WHITE TRASH the poor white population of the Southern States of America, and hence, contemptuously, to white people in general …1831 sl.
– WIDOW TWANKEY an American …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘Yankee’
 WOODEN PLANK an American, esp. an American in the UK …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘Yank’
 WREN FROM CHEYENNE a Western girl …Bk1945 jive usage
 YALIE a student or alumnus of Yale University …1952 US sl.
 YANK an American; orig. a New Englander or someone from the northern states of America …1778 often derogatory
 YANKEE;  YANKEY;  YANKY a native or inhabitant of the United States generally …c1784
 YANKEE DOODLE a Yankee; a US native or inhabitant …1787
 YANKEYESS an American woman …1852 derogatory
 YANQUI a native or inhabitant of the US …1969
 YONK an American …Bk1919 Aust. services sl.
 
UNITED STATES – VERBS
 GO OVER THE HUMP to cross the Rockies on one’s trek from East Coast to West …1920s US tramps’ sl.
 SELL OUT TO THE YANKEES to move to a northern industrial area …1880s African-American sl.


UNIVERSAL, UNIVERSALITY – ADJECTIVES
ECUMENIC; OECUMENIC belonging to the whole world; universal, general, world-wide …1588
ECUMENICAL; OECUMENICAL belonging to the whole world; universal, general, world-wide …1607
INIVERSAL universal …1960s W. Indies & Black British teen sl.
VARSAL universal …1703 Sc. & Eng. dial.
VARSED universal …1703 Eng. dial.
VERSAL universal …1592 obs.

UNIVERSAL etc. – NOUNS
OMNITUDE the fact of being all; universality; the whole, the total sum …1839 rare
PANARCHY universal realm …1839 rare

UNIVERSAL etc. – VERBS
OMNIFY to render universal …1810


UNIVERSE – ADJECTIVES
– pert. to the universe MACROCOSMIC 1871
– pert. to the universe MACROCOSMICAL 1625 obs.
– pert. to the whole universe PANCOSMIC 1853

UNIVERSE – NOUNS
– a description of the macrocosm MACROCOSMOLOGY 1856
– the universe HEAVEN AND EARTH c1000
– the universe or ‘great world’,  in contradistinction to this ‘little world’, i.e. to man viewed as an epitome of the universe MACROCOSM 1600


UNIVERSITY – ADJECTIVES
– HIGH-LEARNED – university taught (016 East Anglia)

UNIVERSITY – NOUNS
CAT-SKIN an academical hood …M19 university usage
DARKNESS AT NOON the slide shows that form the basis of lectures in Art History …1970s US students’ sl.
MAID in certain American universities, used as a degree-title in correspondence to ‘Bachelor’ …1885
RABBIT-SKIN an academical hood …M19 university usage
UNI university; a university …1898 Aust. & NZ sl.
 UNION CARD a university degree certificate …1970s US college sl.

UNIVERSITY – NOUNS, PERSON
ACADEME a member of a university or college, now spec. a senior member, a member of a university or college’s teaching or research staff …1861 chiefly US
ACADEMIAN a member of an academy; an academic or academician; a student in a university or college …1593
ACADEMIC a member of a university or college, now spec. a senior member, a member of a university or college’s teaching or research staff. also. in weakened sense, a person interested in or excelling at pursuits involving reading, thinking, and study …1581
ACADEMICAL a member of an academy; a student in a university or college …1656
ACADEMICIAN a collegian; a student in a college or university …1665 rare
BEADLE in the English universities (at present conventionally spelt bedel, -ell,) the name of certain officials, formerly of two ranks distinguished as ‘esquire bedels’ and ‘yeomen bedels’, having various functions as executive officers of the University; their duties are now chiefly processional: at Oxford there are four, the junior- or sub-bedel being the official attendant of the Vice-chancellor, before whom he bears a silver staff or mace; at Cambridge there are two, called esquire-bedells, both of whom officially walk in front of the Vice-chancellor with maces …a1400
BEDEL(L) in the English universities: the name of certain officials, formerly of two ranks distinguished as ‘esquire bedels’ and ‘yeomen bedels’, having various function as executive officers of the University; at Oxford, there are four, the junior- or sub-bedel being the official attendant of the Vice-chancellor, before whom he bears a silver staff or mace; at Cambridge, there are two, called esquire-bedells, both of whom officially walk in front of the Vice-chancellor with maces …a1300
BIG-WIG in the English universities: a higher dignitary among the officers …Bk1856 college usage 
CAD a servant at a university or public school
FRESHER a university freshman …1882 UK sl.
INCEPTOR one who incepts or is about to incept in a University (incept – to enter formally upon the office of a Master or Doctor in a University) …1479 
JACKS the servitors of the University …Bk1852
– SQUARE-CAP a University man …1642 obs.

UNIVERSITY – PHRASES
FRESH OFF THE IRONS newly graduated from university; just left school; hence, inexperienced, brand new …L17 sl.

UNIVERSITY – VERBS
SALT to admit a freshman in a university with certain burlesque ceremonies; one of which was making him drink salt and water or putting salt in his mouth …1570 students’ sl. obs.
SWANK to work hard at school or university …L19 sl.