Reverse Dictionary: WAR – WAS


WAR, WARFARE, WARLIKE – ADJECTIVES
– AGUERRIED experienced in or trained for war …1734 obs. rare
– ARMIPOTENT strong in arms or war …literary
– ASPRE hardy, warlike; mettled, fierce, savage …c1374 obs.
– BATTAILANT engaged in battle; prepared for battle; combatant, warlike, fighting …1591 obs.
– BATTAILLEROUS fond of fighting, warlike …c1480 obs.
– BATTAILOUS fond of fighting; ready or eager for battle; warlike, bellicose, pugnacious …c1380 arch.
– BELLATORY warlike, of war …1657 obs. rare
– BELLIC pertaining to war; warlike, martial …1627 obs.
– BELLICAL pert. to war; warlike …1513 obs.
– BELLICOSE inclined to war or fighting; warlike …1432-50
– BELLICOUS inclined to war or fighting; warlike …1536 obs.
– BELLIFEROUS that brings war …1730 obs.
– BELLIGEROUS waging war …1731 obs. rare
– BELLIPOTENT mighty or powerful in war …1635
– BELLONIAN warlike …1711
– BELLOSIOUS warlike …1586 obs. rare
– DEBELLATIVE tending to overthrow or reduce by war; warlike …1651 obs. rare
– GUNG-HO warlike; keenly militaristic …Aust. sl.
– MANUBIAL belonging to or having reference to the spoils of war …1674 obs. rare
– MANUBIARY pert. to the spoils of war …1658 obs. rare
– MARTIABLE martial, pert. to war or battle …1470 obs.
– MARTIAN pert. to war or battle …1591 obs.
– MAVORTIAL warlike, martial …1595 obs.
– MAVORTIAN warlike, martial …1557
– MISOPOLEMICAL war-hating …1849
– PACKED UP killed in warfare …WWI army sl.
– PALAEOMACHIC pert. to ancient warfare …1877 nonce word
– STRATIOTIC warlike; military; pertaining to war …1656 obs.
– WARFARING waging war; taking part in war; militant …1549
– WARFUL bellicose, inclined to war …1530 obs. rare
– WAR-HABLE fit for war; of military age …1590 obs.
– WARLIKE equipped for fighting or for war …c1420 obs.
– WARLY skilled in war; martial; fond of war, bellicose; valiant …1423 obs.
– WARLY pert. to war …1457 obs.
– WARLY equipped or munitioned for war …c1470 obs.
– WARRAYABLE fit for warfare …a1400 obs. rare
– WARRIOUS warlike …1581 obs. rare
 
WAR etc. – ADVERBS
– BELLICOSELY in a warlike manner …1882
– WARFARINGLY in a warlike manner; martially …1611 obs.
– WARLIKELY in a warlike condition or manner …1548 obs.
– WARLY in a warlike manner …c1400 obs.
 
WAR etc. – NOUNS
– ABILIMENTS warlike munitions and accoutrements, things made able for war …1422 obs.
– BELLACITY warlikeness …1656 obs.
– BELLICOSITY warlike inclination …1884
– BELLIGERATION waging or making war …1676 obs.
– BIG BRAWL war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BIG FRACAS war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BIG MIX-UP war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BIG ROW war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BIG RUMPUS war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BIG SHOW war …World War II Amer. sl.
– BRABBLE a brawl, a skirmish, or petty war …1577 obs.
– CAMP martial contest, combat, fight, battle, war …c1000 obs.
– CANNON FEVER war weariness; a strong desire to get away from front lines …US Civil War usage
– FURNISHMENTS supplies in general; munitions of war …1559 rare
– FURNITURE armour, accoutrements, weapons, munitions of war; also, a suit of armour …1569 obs.
– GATHERING-CRY a summons to assemble for war …1817 Sc.
– GATHERING WORD a summons to assemble for war …1816 Sc.
– GEAR armour, arms, warlike accoutrements …c1205 obs. exc. arch.
– GLORY DEMON, THE war …Bk1922
– HABILIMENTS munitions, appliances, implements, or apparatus of war; weapons, warlike stores, etc. (the ‘h’ in this sense was commonly omitted) …1422 obs.
– HABILIMENTS  personal accoutrements for war; armour, warlike apparel ; also, the trappings of a horse …c1489 obs.
– I-WIN battle, war; contest, strife …c888 obs.
– MARS warfare, warlike prowess, fortune in war …1387
– MART war, battle …1432-50 obs.
– MARTIALS poems about wars …1589 nonce use obs.
– NO-NO WAR IN NEVER-NEVER LAND the US secret war against Pathet Lao communist forces in Laos …1990 US sl.
– SHELLITIS initial horror and fear of war …Amer. World War I sl.
– WAR-CLOUD something that threatens war …1827
– WARFARING the act of waging war …1598
– WARLIKENESS warlike disposition …1605 obs.
– WARLINESS warlike disposition, valiantness …1599 obs. rare
– WAR TO THE KNIFE war to the last extremity; fierce or relentless war; deadly strife; a bitter and deadly struggle; hostility without cessation or moderation …1812
– WHITE WAR war without bloodshed; economic warfare …1931
 
WAR etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ANTIPOLEMIST a professed opponent of war …1817 rare
– BACKMAN a henchman, a follower in war …a1835 Sc.
– BELLATRICE a woman well skilled in war; a virago …1656 obs.
– BELLIGERENT one who causes contention or strife; a person waging regular war …1811
– MARTIALIST a military man; one skilled in warfare; a warrior …1576 rare
– MERCHANT OF DEATH a manufacturer or other businessman who made money from the war …Amer. World War I sl.
– SABRE-RATTLER a reckless militarist, one who threatens violent action in a cause; a warmonger …1928
– WAGER one who wages war …1611 rare
– WAR-DOG one whose voice is for war; a warmonger …1813 US
– WAR-HAWK one who is eager for the fray; a warmonger …1798 US
– WAR-HOUND a warmonger, one who urges or attempts to stir up war …1812
– WAR-MAN one whose voice is for war; a warmonger …1814 US
– WARMONGER one who seeks to bring about war …1817
– WAR WIDOW a woman whose husband is away at war …US Civil War usage
 
WAR etc. – VERBS
– BELLIGERATE to make war …1623 obs.
– DEBELLATE to overcome in war; to conquer, subdue, vanquish …1611 obs.
– HABILLE to fit out; to accoutre, to array, to attire, esp. for war; to apparel, dress …a1450 obs.
– OSTEY to make war …a1400 obs.
– RAISE THE TOMAHAWK to take up arms in warfare, to commence hostilities …1812
– SEE THE ELEPHANT to go into combat for the first time …US Civil War usage
– SOW DRAGONS’ TEETH to cause contention; to stir up trouble, strife, or war …1850
– WAR to make war upon …1154 obs.
– WARFARE to wage war; to take part in war; to serve in the field …1565 obs.


WARBLE, WARBLING – NOUNS
CAROL the joyous warbling of birds …1800

WARBLE etc. – VERBS
CAROL of a bird: to warble …1595
JARGON to warble, to twitter, to chatter …a1366 obs.


WARDEN – NOUNS, PERSON
WARD a watchman, a guard, a keeper, a warden …a680 obs.
WARDEIN a warden; a guard; a watchman; a keeper at a gate …Bk1855


WARD OFF – VERBS
OFF-FEND to ward off …1827 Sc. obs.


WARDROBE – NOUNS
ALMYRA a wardrobe, chest of drawers, or like piece of closed furniture …1450 Anglo-Indian 
CEDAR ROBE a wardrobe made of cedar …1967 Amer. dial.
CHEST ROBE a wardrobe …1968 Amer. dial.
DARK-CLOSET a wardrobe or cupboard …1726 obs.
GARDEROBE properly, a locked-up chamber in which articles of dress, stores, etc. are kept, a storeroom, wardrobe; hence, a private room, a bed-chamber; also, a privy …1333-4 now only Hist.
LOCKER a closet, a wardrobe; a small storage area …1961 Amer. dial.
MAGAZINE a stock of clothing, wardrobe …1624 obs.
SAVE-GUARD a wardrobe …Bk1904 Eng. dial.


WAREHOUSE – NOUNS
GAFF a warehouse …1910s UK criminals’ sl.
MAGAZINAGE the hire or rent of a warehouse or place for laying up goods or stores; also the warehouse itself …1730-6 obs. rare
MAGAZINE a place where goods are laid up; a storehouse or repository for goods or merchandise; a warehouse …1583 rare
PACK-HOUSE a warehouse for receiving goods imported or intended for exportation …1844 Sc. obs.
RUN-IN a warehouse or other location to which stolen goods are driven for concealment …1955 UK criminal’s sl.

WAREHOUSE – NOUNS, PERSON
DOCK MONKEY a worker who loads and unloads freight at a loading dock; a warehouse worker …1939 US sl.
GANGER in a large warehouse, the person whose duty it is to direct purchasers to the department in which they will be supplied …1825 Sc.

WAREHOUSE – VERBS
MAGAZINE to lay up in or as in a magazine or storehouse …1643 rare


WARES – NOUNS
BARTERY wares for barter or exchange …a1638 obs.
HABERDASH petty merchandise, small wares …1419 obs.
HABERDASHERY the goods and wares sold by a haberdasher …1419
HARNESS ware, gear; affairs, matters …c1386 obs.
PACK-GOODS a peddler’s wares …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

WARES – NOUNS, PERSON
HABERDASHER a dealer in small wares or articles or trimmings appertaining to dress, as thread, tape, laces, ribbons, etc. …1611
HABERDASHERESS a female haberdasher of small wares …1702

WARES – VERBS
HABERDASH to deal in haberdashery or small wares …1635 obs.


WARFARE – see WAR


WARINESS – see WARY


WARLIKE – see WAR


WARM, WARMED, WARMING, WARMTH – ADJECTIVES
– CALEFACIENT heating, warming …1655
– CALEFACTED heated, warm …1599 obs.
– CALEFACTIVE having the tendency to warm; warming …1576 rare
– CALEFACTORY adapted for or tending to warming …1711
– CALENT warm, hot …1607 obs. rare
– CALESCENT growing warm, increasing in heat …1795
– CALID warm, tepid; hot …1599 arch.
– CALOROUS warm …1737 obs. rare
– HANAHANA warm, as a hot day …1967 Hawaii
– HEATFUL full of heat or warmth …1591 rare
– HOT AS A MINK very warm …Bk1913 Amer. dial.
– LEW warm; sunny …c1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MALMY of weather: warm and damp …1677 Eng. dial.
– MASH hot, warm …1880 Eng. dial.
– MELCH mild, warm; soft and moist; applied chiefly to the weather, but also occasionally to anything soft …1790 Eng. dial.
– MELSH mild, warm; soft and moist; applied chiefly to the weather, but also occasionally to anything soft …1790 Eng. dial.
– POTHERY of the weather: hot, close, stifling, muggy, warm …1696
– PUGGY of the weather: damp and warm, muggy …1875 Eng. dial.
– SAUDI COOL warm to hot …1991 US Gulf war usage
– WARMFUL full of warmth …c1611 obs. rare
– WARMLY full of warmth …c1470 obs. rare
– YCHAFFED warmed …1422 obs.
 
WARM etc. – ADVERBS
– AHEAT in or into a hot or warm condition …1871 Sc.
 
WARM etc. – NOUNS
– BEEK what warms; a basking in the sun or warmth of a fire …1725 Sc.
– BEEKING exposure to genial warmth or heat …1523 obs. exc. Sc.
– BIRSLE a thorough warming …Bk1911 Sc. 
– CALEFACIENT anything that warms
– CALEFACTION making warm; warming, heating …1547
– CALEFACTOR he who, or that which warms …1605 obs.
– CALESCENCE increasing warmth or heat …1846
– CALIDITY warmth, heat …1528 obs.
– CALO(U)R heat, warmth …1599 obs.
– CANDENCY warmth, fervency …1723 obs. rare
– LEW warmth, heat …1591 obs. exc. Sc.
– OAM;  OOM steam, vapour; a blast of warm air; a warm aroma …1864 Sc.
– RISCALDATION the act of warming or heating something …1599 obs.
– WARM a state of sensation of being warm; warmth …a1250 rare
 
WARM etc. – VERBS
– ACHAFE to heat, to warm; fig. to kindle anyone’s wrath; to heat with passion; to chafe …c1325 obs.
– AIR to warm, to take the chill off …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BAT of persons: to beat the arms across the breast for the sake of warmth …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEAT GOOSE to strike the hands under the armpits to warm them …1883
– BEAT THE BOOBY to strike the hands under the armpits to warm them; to slap or rub one’s hands over one’s body, arms, etc., as a way of stimulating the circulation and warming oneself …1785 obs.
– BEAT THE SCARF(S)  to strike the arms vigorously across the chest or against the sides to keep oneself warm on a cold day …1882 Sc.
– BEEK;  BEKE to warm before the fire; to make warm …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– CALEFY to make warm or hot; to warm, to heat …1526 obs.
– CATCH A HEAT to become hot or warm …a1529 obs.
– CHILL to warm a liquid …c1820 colloq.
– HEATEN to heat, to make hot or warm …1559 obs.
– LEW to make warm or tepid; to become warm …971 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– REESTLE to dry by the heat of the fire; to warm …1824 Sc. obs.
– TAKE AN AIR OF THE FIRE to warm oneself …1877 Eng. dial.
– TEPEFY to make moderately tepid or warm …1656
– THRAP to thrash around, to keep warm …1957 Amer. dial.


WARM-HEARTED – ADJECTIVES
HEART-WARM warm-hearted, genuinely affectionate …1787


WARN, WARNED, WARNING – ADJECTIVES
– ADMONITORIAL giving admonition, admonishing, warning …1848 rare
– ADMONITORY giving admonition, admonishing, warning …1594
– REDE advised; warned; aware, certain …1791 Sc.
 
WARN etc. – ADVERBS
– ADMONITORILY with warning or reproof …1845
 
WARN etc. – INTERJECTIONS/PHRASES
– AGUA! an exclamation of warning that an officer is making his rounds …1990s US prison sl.
– CHICKIE! a warning of the approach of a teacher, etc. …1960 Amer. dial.
– EASY used as a warning …1996 UK sl.
– EASY DOES IT used as a warning; go easy, take your time, careful …L19 sl.
– GAR! a cry of warning; look out! beware; also, take care …1653
– GARDE LOO! a warning cry uttered before throwing dirty water from the window into the street …1771
– GARE! a cry of warning; look out! beware; also, take care …1653
– HAINES! a warning shout …M19 sl., orig. US
– HEADACHE! used as a warning to beware of falling or low-hanging objects …1944 Amer. dial.
– JIGGER(S) an exclamation of warning …1911 Amer. dial.
– JIGGEROO an exclamation of warning …1919 Amer. dial.
– JORDELOO! a warning cry uttered before throwing dirty water from the window into the street …1771
– KATIE-BAR-THE-DOOR used as a warning, to indicate impending danger …20C US sl.
– KATY-BAR-THE-GATE used as a warning, to indicate impending danger …20C US sl.
– LOBS! a warning shout that heralds an approaching master …M19 UK juvenile sl.
– RADAR! a cry of warning at the arrival of the police …1990s US drug culture& teen sl.
– SIX-TO-FIVE! used as a warning among criminals or swindlers that a police officer is nearby …1950 US sl.
– SIXTY FIFTH STREET! used as a warning among criminals or swindlers that a police officer is nearby …1950 US sl.
– SIXTY-FIVE! used as a warning among criminals or swindlers that a police officer is nearby …1950 US sl.
– SIX UP! used as a warning in the usage of counterculturalists associated with the Rainbow Nation gatherings and the Grateful Dead that law enforcement officials are approaching …1994 US sl.
 
WARN etc. – NOUNS
– ADVERTISEMENT the act of calling the attention of others; admonition, warning, instruction …1475 obs.
– ADVERTISING warning, notification, information …1530 obs.
– ADVISEMENT an instruction how to act, an injunction, a warning …1538 obs.
– BLOW secret information or warning …1928 sl.
– BUG IN ONE’S BONNET a hint, a friendly warning …1965 Amer. dial.
– BUG IN ONE’S EAR a hint, a friendly warning …1905 Amer. dial.
– BUG IN ONE’S HAT a hint, a friendly warning …1965 Amer. dial.
– BUG IN ONE’S HEAD a hint, a friendly warning …1965 Amer. dial.
– GIPSY’S WARNING;  GYPSY’S WARNING in works of fiction: a sinister warning or prophecy from a Gypsy; now generally: any warning or sign of impending misfortune …1824
– IDIOT LIGHT a warning light, usually red, that goes on when a fault occurs in a mechanical or electrical device …1960s sl.
– ITEM a warning …Bk1896 sl.
– KENGUID a warning, a caveat, a lesson got by experience …1825 Sc. obs.
– OFFICE a hint, a warning, a tip-off; a surreptitious signal, esp. as a warning …1818 UK sl.
– P.P. a warning from one girl to another that there is someone gazing up her skirts; ‘petticoat peeper’ …20C euphemism
– READ advice, counsel, warning …1814 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SAMPLE a warning …a1300 obs.
– SCARBOROUGH WARNING no warning at all …1878 Eng. dial.
– TAKE-HEED the act of taking heed, caution; a warning to take heed, a caution …1611 obs.
– TELLING a scolding, reproof; warning, advice …1867 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIP-OFF a hint or warning …colloq.
– TUG a warning …1970s sl.
– WARN-WORD a word of warning …1602 obs.
 
WARN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ADVERTISER one who informs, notifies, or warns …c1565 obs.
– MONISHER a person who admonishes, warns, or exhorts …a1382 obs.
– MONITIONER a person who admonishes or warns …1556 obs. rare
 
WARN etc. – VERBS
– ADVERTISE to warn, to admonish …1494 obs.
– AVISE to warn, to caution; to inform …1894 Eng. dial.
– GIVE SOMEONE THE OFFICE to give a hint or a warning …M18 sl.
– GOOI A CANARY to whistle a warning …1940s S. Afr. sl.
– INKLE to warn; to give notice; to hint at; to disclose …1340 Amer. thieves’ sl.
– MARK SOMEONE’S CARD to explain, to point out, to warn …1940s sl.
– MING to mention; to remind, to give warning …1721 Eng. dial.  
– OFFICE to warn, to tip-off, to indicate …1812 sl.
– PIPE OFF to inform; to warn …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PULL SOMEONE’S COAT to warn someone, to alert someone …1954 US sl.
– RAISE UP to warn someone …1992 US sl.
– READ to advise, to counsel; to warn …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SUMMON to give warning or notice of; to proclaim, to call …c1400 obs.
– TIP A NOD to give a wink to a person as a private signal or warning …1861
– TIP OFF to warn of impending danger or trouble; to caution beforehand …colloq.
– TIP THE WINK to give a wink to a person as a private signal or warning …1676
– VERTIES;  VERTISE to warn …1825 Sc.


WARP – VERBS
CATAWAMPUS to put out of proper shape; to warp …1906 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.



WARRANT – NOUNS
– BLUEY a police warrant …1990s Aust. prison sl.
– FASTENER a warrant for arrest …a1700 sl. obs.
– FASTNER a warrant of arrest …L17 sl.
– HOOKER a warrant for arrest or re-arrest …1934 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– LETTER anything written; an inscription, document, text; a written warrant or authority …c1325 obs.
– LOGES a faked pass or warrant …17C UK criminals’ sl.
– READER a warrant for arrest …1920s US criminals’ sl.
– TAG an arrest warrant …1930s US criminals’ sl.
– TICKET a writing in which something is certified or authorized; a certificate or voucher; a warrant, licence, permit …1529 obs.
– TOTING-PAPERS a warrant …1952 Amer. dial.
– W a police warrant for search or arrest …1956 UK criminals’ sl.
 
WARRANT – VERBS
– BEHIGHT to assure one of the truth of a statement; to warrant …c1386 obs.
– GABOUND to guarantee, to warrant …1949 Sc.
– GALANTEE; GALLANTEE to guarantee, to warrant …1894 Eng. dial.



WARRIOR – NOUNS, PERSON
– AXE-MAN a warrior armed with a battle-axe …1828
– BARATRESS a female quarreller or fighter; a female warrior …Bk1881
– BARESARK a wild Norse warrior; a berserker; sometimes explained as a warrior fighting in his ‘bare shirt’…1841
– BATAILOUR a warrior …Bk1967 obs.
– BATTAILER a warrior …Bk1862 obs.
– BATTLER one who battles or fights; a warrior, a fighter …c1300
– BATTLE-WRIGHT a warrior; a soldier …a1400 obs.
– BELLATRICE a woman well skilled in war; a virago …1656 obs.
– BERNE a warrior, a hero, a man of valour; in later use, a poetic word for ‘man’ …937 obs.
– BERSERK a wild Norse warrior of great strength and ferocious courage, who fought on the battlefield with a frenzied fury known as the ‘berserker rage’; often a lawless bravo or freebooter …1851
– BERSERKER a wild Norse warrior of great strength and ferocious courage, who fought on the battlefield with a frenzied fury known as the ‘berserker rage’; often a lawless bravo or freebooter …1814
– EARL a warrior; a brave man; a man generally …a1000 obs.
– KEMP a big, strong, and brave warrior or athlete; a professional fighter, wrestler, etc.; a champion …a700
– MAN-AT-ARMS a soldier, a warrior; a heavy-armed soldier on horseback …1390
– MAN-OF-WAR a fighting man; a soldier, a warrior …1449 obs. exc. arch. or jocular usage
– MARS a great warrior …1569
– MARTIALIST a military man; one skilled in warfare; a warrior …1576 rare
– MAVORTIAN a warrior …1598 obs.
– MOHAWK a Javanese warrior in supposed homicidal frenzy …1773 obs.
– RAMBETTE a female ‘Rambo’ – reckless, fearless, the warrior woman …1992 US sl.
– RAMPIRE a defender, a warrior …1555 obs.
– WAL-KEMP a warrior …c1205 poetic usage obs.
– WAR-DOG a fierce warrior; a thoroughly experienced soldier …1846 
– WARFARER a warrior …1591 obs.
– WAR-MAN a fighting-man, a warrior, a soldier …1456 rare
– WIGHTLING a valiant man; a brave warrior …a1250 obs.


WART – ADJECTIVES
CHITTY freckled; covered with warts or pimples …1552 obs. rare

WART – NOUNS
GAMES warts …2003 UK rhyming sl. (Games and Sports)
GAMES AND SPORTS warts …2003 UK rhyming sl.
NATURE SPOT a birthmark, mole, or wart …Bk1982 euphemism
PET a boil, pimple, mole, or wart …1902 Amer. dial.
SEED WART a wart with a rough surface resembling a group of seeds …1948 Amer. dial.
TETTER a small pimple or pustule; a small ulcer; a blister; a wart …1865 Eng. dial.



WARY, WARILY, WARINESS – ADJECTIVES
– ADVISED deliberate, cautious, wary, judicious …1475 obs.
– ADVISY well-advised; circumspect, heedful, wary, cautious …c1300 obs.
– CAGEY non-committal, reticent, wary …1893
– CAGEY shrewd, cunning, crafty, cautious, wary …1920s
– CAGY wary, cautious, crafty, cunning, reticent, non-committal …1893 US colloq.
– CANNY knowing, sagacious, judicious, prudent; wary, cautious …1637 Sc.
– CAUTELOUS cautious, wary, heedful, prudent …1574 obs. or arch.
– FEARFUL cautious, wary …1526 obs.
– HAIRY adj. wary, cunning, sharp …Bk1905 N. Ireland
– HEEDY heedful, careful, attentive, cautious, wary, watchful …1548 obs.
– HINK(E)wary or extremely cautious; feeling suspicion; hence, nervous or jumpy …1956 Amer. sl. obs.
– HOFUL careful, wary, prudent …1565 obs.
– LEARY;  LEERY cunning, astute, knowing, artful; wide-awake; alert; cautious, wary …1718 sl.
– SICKER prudent, careful, esp. with regard to money matters; wary, cautious …c1662 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WIDE shrewd; wary …Brit. sl.
– YAR(R)Y ready; smart, quick; sharp, cunning; wary …1842 Eng. dial.
 
WARY etc. – ADVERBS
– ADVISEDLY with watchfulness or attention; warily, attentively, carefully, circumspectly …1375 obs.
 
WARY etc. – NOUNS
– CA’ CANNY moderation or wariness …L19 Sc.
– CAT IN A BAG something one buys or trades without being able to see it; hence, something to be wary of …1950 Amer. dial.
– CAT IN A SACK something one buys or trades without being able to see it; hence, something to be wary of …1965 Amer. dial.
– CAT IN THE BAG something one buys or trades without being able to see it; hence, something to be wary of …1950 Amer. dial.
– I-WARNESS watchfulness, vigilance, wariness …a1250 obs.
 
WARY etc. – VERBS
– CA’ CANNY to go easy; to proceed warily or cautiously; to go slow; deliberately to restrict output or effort …Sc.
– PUSSYFOOT to act too warily …1903 sl.
– WARIFY to render wary or timorous …1614 nonce word obs.



WASH, WASHED, WASHING – ADJECTIVES (also see LAUNDRY) 
– ABLUTED washed away, washed clean …1650 obs.
– ABLUTIONARY pert. to washing the body, or parts of it …1864
– ILLUTIBLE that cannot be washed away …1623 obs. rare
– LAVATORIAL pert. to washing …1839
– LAVATORY pert. to washing …1846
 
WASH etc. – NOUNS
– ABLUTION the act of washing clean; the washing or cleansing of one’s person …1748
– ABLUVION that which is washed away ..Bk1888 obs.
– DAIBLE a slight washing …1825 Sc.
– DAR a small, hasty wash …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FACE BOWL a small bowl in which to wash the face …1900s African-American sl.
– JAYBIRD BATH a wash confined to parts of the body that show, usually the face and hands …c1950 Amer. dial.
– LAUNDRY the act of process of washing …a1530 obs.
– LAVAMENT a washing …1597 obs.
– LAVATION the act of washing …1627
– LAVATORY a vessel for washing; a bath …a1375
– LAVATORY a lotion, a wash …1490 obs.
– LAVATORY the act of washing …1620
– LAVATUR a vessel for washing; a bath …1535 Sc. obs.
– LAVATURE a lotion, a wash …1601 obs.
– LAVE the act of laving, wash …1865
– LAVEMENT the act of washing, or cleansing …1650 rare
– LAVENDRY the act or process of washing …1377 obs.
– LAVER a vessel, basin, or cistern for washing; in early use, chiefly a wash-hand-basin or a water-jug, usually of metal; occasionally, a pan or bowl for water, irrespective of its purpose …c1386 now poetic or rhetorical
– LEMON SQUASH a wash …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– LICK AND A PROMISE a quick, if not well-performed, piece of work; orig. said of a hasty wash …M19 sl.
– LUSTRATION washing …1826 chiefly jocular usage
– NET a wash or rinse …1703 Eng. dial.
– SCOTCH LICK a very slight wash of the face or hands …Bk1904 N. Ireland
– SOLDIER’S WASH a method or act of washing in which cupped hands are used instead of a facecloth …1980 UK sl.
– WARM UP a wash before intercourse …1970s sl.
 
WASH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– LAVATRIX a woman who washes …1623 obs. rare
 
WASH etc. – VERBS
– ANALKEN to wash …L19 tinkers’ usage
– BAIN to bathe or wash; to drench …1398 obs.
– BATTLE to wash thoroughly …1949 Amer. dial.
– BELAVE to wash all over …a1300 obs.
– BOIL UP to wash one’s clothes or oneself …1919 Amer. dial.
– BOUNDER to scrub or wash the body thoroughly …1895 Amer. dial.
– BUCK to wash something …1949 Amer. dial.
– DABBLE to wash or rinse quickly …1938 Amer. dial.
– DAB OUT to do the laundry; to wash …c1860 lower classes’ usage
– DAFF to wash …c1910 taxi-drivers’ sl.
– DAIBLE to wash perfunctorily …1825 Sc.
– ELAVATE to wash clean …1599 obs. rare
– LAGE to wash down or off with water …M16 sl.
– LAG OFF to wash …c1560 cant
– LAMBETH to wash …L19 sl.
– LAUNDRY to launder …1880 Amer. dial.
– LAVE to wash, to bathe …c1000 chiefly poetic
– LEMON SQUASH a wash …20C Brit. rhyming sl.
– NET to wash or rinse out in clean water …1703 Eng. dial.
– SIND to rinse; to wash out or down …a1350 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SLOOSH to wash in a hurry and in a perfunctory fashion …1992 Norfolk Island
– SOUSE to wash …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TOILET to wash and attire oneself; to dress, to attire …1840


WASHCLOTH – see FACE CLOTH



WASHING CLOTHES – see LAUNDRY


WASHINGTON – NOUNS
CHINOOK STATE Washington …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
EVERGREEN STATE Washington …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
WASH Washington …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


WASP – NOUNS
APPLE-BEE a wasp …1808 Eng. dial.
APPLE-DRANE;  APPLE-DRONE a wasp …1790 Eng. dial.
BEE a fly; a wasp …1870 Eng. dial.
BIKE a nest of wild bees, wasps, etc.; a nestful of bees, a swarm …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
BINK a wasps’ or wild bees’ nest …1823 Sc. 
CAKE honeycomb; the combs in a wasp’s nest …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
CHAIN OF LIGHTNING a yellow jacket …1969 Amer. dial.
LADY WASP a small wasp …1969 Amer. dial.
WASPER a wasp …1942 Amer. dial.


WASTE – NOUNS
– DEBOSH excessive indulgence, a debauch; extravagance, waste …1828 Sc.  
– DECREMENT the fact of decreasing or growing gradually less; decrease, diminution, lessening, waste, loss …1621
– HAVOC waste …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAVISH waste, squandering …1899 Amer. dial. obs.
– LOSSAGE waste …1986 Amer. dial.
– MAKE-AWAY wilful waste, destruction …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MARRING squandering, waste …c897 obs.
– RACK AND MANGER want of proper economy or management; waste and destruction …1687 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– SCROFF odds and ends; rubbish, refuse, waste …1842 Eng. dial.
– VASTITY the fact of being desolate, waste, void, or empty …1545 obs.
– VASTNESS desolation, waste …1605 obs. rare
 
WASTE – NOUNS, PERSON
– DECOCTOR one who wastes or squanders; a ruined spendthrift …1615 obs. rare
 
WASTE – VERBS
– BANGLE to waste, to fritter away, to squander …1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BEZZLE to waste, to squander; also, to embezzle …1703 Eng. dial.
– BURN to waste, to throw away …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– CHUCK AWAY to waste …Bk1999 Idioms Fergusson 1999
– CUT DOWN AN OAK, AND SET UP A STRAWBERRY to waste …Bk1904 sl.
– DECOCT to diminish, to consume, to waste …1629 obs.
– FUSH to waste, to come to nothing …E20 Amer. sl.
– MAMMOCK to squander, to dissipate, to waste; to leave carelessly about …1870 Eng. dial.
– MAR to waste, to squander property …c897 obs.
– MEISLE to waste imperceptibly; to disappear gradually; to expend in a trifling manner …Bk1905 Sc.
– MISGUIDE to mismanage; to waste, to squander; to mis-spend …1792 Sc. 
– MOMMOCK to squander, to dissipate, to waste; to leave carelessly about …1870 Eng. dial.
– PADDLE to waste, to squander …1616 obs.
– RAP AND REND to snatch and tear; to waste, destroy property …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PISS AGAINST THE WALL to squander or waste money, etc., esp. on drink …1540
– PISS AWAY to squander or waste money, etc. …1628 sl.
– SCALE;  SKAIL;  SKALE to scatter, to spread about; to waste, to lavish …1776 Sc.
– TINE to spend in vain or to no purpose; to waste …c1330 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– TO-WASTE to waste greatly …1382 obs.
– WANZE to diminish, to waste; later, to render lean …a1121 obs.


WASTE AWAY, WASTING AWAY – ADJECTIVES
– TABESCENT wasting away …1890
 
WASTE AWAY etc. – NOUNS
– ABSUMPTION the process of wasting away, gradual destruction …1651 obs.
– DECREMENT bodily decay; wasting away …1646 obs.
– SNATTER anything wasting away gradually …1841 Eng. dial. obs.
– TABEFACTION the wasting away or consumption of the body; emaciation …1658 rare
 
WASTE AWAY etc. – VERBS
– ABSUMPTION the process of wasting away, gradual destruction …1651 obs.
– DECREMENT bodily decay; wasting away …1646 obs.
– SNATTER anything wasting away gradually …1841 Eng. dial. obs.
– TABEFACTION the wasting away or consumption of the body; emaciation …1658 rare
– ABSUME to consume gradually; to waste away; to carry off …1596 obs.
– CANGE to waste away or moulder by degrees; said of persons and things …1881 Eng. dial.
– DWINE to waste or pine away; to decline in vigour; to languish, to fade, to wither …c1000 arch.
– MAR to waste away; to melt …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MEISLEN to consume or waste away by slow degrees …Bk1905 Sc.
– MELT to waste away …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PALL to decay, to waste away, to rot …c1475 obs. rare
– PERISH TO DEATH to die a slow death; to waste away …1940 Amer. dial.
– PINDLE to waste away, to dwindle, to languish …1893 Amer. dial.
– PULE to pine or waste away; to have no appetite …M16 now Sc. & literary
– TABEFY to waste away, to consume; to emaciate …1656 rare
– TAPISH to waste or pine away; to begin to be mortally ill …1875 Eng. dial.
– TAPPISH to waste or pine away; to begin to be mortally ill …1875 Eng. dial.
– WALLOW to wither, to fade; to waste away …c888 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WANZE to wither, to fade, to waste away; to become emaciated …1567 obs.


WASTED – ADJECTIVES
ALL TO HELL wasted …19C sl.
DOWN THE CRAPPER wasted, lost, abandoned …1930s sl.
DOWN THE DRAIN lost, wasted, useless …1930s sl.
DOWN THE GURGLER ruined; irretrievably lost or destroyed; wasted; used of something that has not worked out …1930s Aust. sl.
DOWN THE PAN wasted, lost, abandoned …1930s sl.
DOWN THE PLUG lost, wasted, useless …1930s sl.
DOWN THE PLUGHOLE lost, wasted, useless …1930s sl.
DOWN THE SHITTER wasted, lost, abandoned …1930s sl.
DOWN THE TUBE lost, wasted, useless …1930s sl.
GONE TO HELL wasted …19C sl.
MARCID withered, wasted, decayed, rotten …1656 obs.
SCOURY having a dried, parched appearance; wasted …1802 Sc.
TABEFACT wasted, corrupted …c1425 obs. rare

WASTED – VERBS
GO DOWN THE GURGLER to be wasted or lost …Bk1999 Aust. sl.


WASTEFUL, WASTEFULNESS, WASTREL – ADJECTIVES
– DEBOSHING given to excessive indulgence; wasteful …B1900 Sc.  
– DESTRUCTIONFU’ destructive, wasteful; full of destruction …B1900 Sc.
– HAGLESS lavish, wasteful …1908 Sc.
– HAIVELESS wasteful, incompetent; slovenly, ill-mannered, unrefined …1871 Sc.
– HASHING wasteful, destructive; overflowing, as of a flood …1812 Sc.
– HAVELESS wasteful, incompetent; slovenly, ill-mannered, unrefined …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WASTY wasteful …1823 Amer. dial.
 
WASTEFUL etc. – NOUNS
– EXTRAVAGANCY excessive prodigality or wastefulness in expenditure, household management, etc. …1666 obs.
 
WASTEFUL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– DEADBEAT a malingerer, an idler, a wastrel …1862 Amer. sl., esp. military
– EXTRAVAGANT a person who exceeds the bounds of moderation in expenditure, expensive living, etc.; a wasteful person, a spendthrift …1745 obs.
– FORK a spendthrift, a wastrel …L17 sl.
– GLABBER a wastrel …1928 Sc.
– GLOID a slovenly, wasteful person …1954 Sc.
– HASH a wasteful, slovenly person; one who talks nonsense; a fool; a scamp; also, a term of endearment for a boy …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LALLYGAG;  a wastrel, a wasteful or good-for-nothing person; an irresponsible person …1940s sl.
– MISGUIDER a thriftless, wasteful person …1824 Sc.
– NEVER-THRIFT a ne’er-do-well; a waster …c1440 obs.
– RABSHACKLE;  RABSHAKLE a ne’er-do-well; a wastrel; an idle profligate …Bk1852 obs.
– WALLEYDRAG;  WALLIDRAG;  WALLYDRAG a worthless person, a wretch, a wastrel, a good-for-nothing; a slovenly, untidy, dishevelled person …1754 Sc.
– WALLEYDRAIGLE;  WALLIDRAGGLE;  WALLYDRAGGLE a worthless person, a wretch, a wastrel, a good-for-nothing; a slovenly, untidy, dishevelled person …1754 Sc.
 
WASTEFUL etc. – VERBS
– RAVISH to use wastefully …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SCROFF an idle, worthless fellow; a wastrel …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– WAFER a wastrel, a good-for-nothing …1894 Sc.
– WALLIDRAG a wastrel; a wanderer …1790 Sc.
– WALLIE-TRAGLE a worthless, slovenly person, esp. a woman; a wastrel; a wanderer …1790 Sc.
– WALLY-DRAIGLE a worthless, slovenly person, esp. a woman; a wastrel; a wanderer …1790 Sc.
– WALLY-DREG a worthless, slovenly person, esp. a woman; a wastrel; a wanderer …1790 Sc.


WASTE-PAPER BASKET – NOUNS
CIRCULAR FILE a wastepaper-basket …1947 US sl.
FILE 13 the office waste-paper basket, esp. when used for the disposal of either nonsense or insolubles …1941 sl.
WAGGER a waste-paper basket …1903 sl., orig. Oxford University usage
WAGGER-PAGGER a waste-paper basket …1903 sl., orig. Oxford University usage
WAGGER-PAGGER-BAGGER a waste-paper basket …1903 sl., orig. Oxford University usage
W.P.B. FILE the wastepaper basket, viewed as a place for filing useless or unwanted material …Aust. sl.

WASTE-PAPER BASKET – VERBS
FILE to toss into a wastebasket; to throw away …1934 Amer. jocular usage
W.P.B. to put into the Waste-Paper Basket …1884 colloq.


WASTE TIME – see TIME