Reverse Dictionary: WEB – WEM


WEBSITE – NOUNS
MOUSETRAP a series of exit consoles on websites that link back on themselves, creating an infinite loop …2003 US sl.


WEDDING – NOUNS (also see marriage)
– BACKIN the day after a wedding …1911 Sc.
– BEAR PARTY an all-male party, esp. on the night preceding the wedding of one of the men …M19 sl.
– BIDDING a wedding party at which a collection, in money or kind, is made for the bride and bridegroom …1849 Sc.
– BLACKBETTS liquor; a bottle of liquor passed among the guests at a wedding …1846 Amer. dial.
– BLACK BETTY liquor; a bottle of liquor passed among the guests at a wedding …1823 Amer. dial.
– BOTTLING a festivity; a gathering of friends invited to a wedding …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAITHEL a wedding …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWS fine clothes; wedding clothes …1724 Sc.
– BRIDE DAY the day on which a couple are married; a wedding day …a1641 rare
– BRIDE-KISS a kiss exchanged by a newly married couple, esp. as the traditional conclusion to a wedding ceremony …1682 obs.
– BRIDE RING the wedding ring, esp. that worn by the bride …1810 rare
– BRIDE-WEED a bride’s dress or veil …1854 obs.
– CONFARREATION a wedding, marriage …1645 obs.
– DILDAM a loud noise made at a wedding or merrymaking …1884 Eng. dial.
– DOG-HANGING a wedding feast held to collect money for the bride …1646 Eng. dial.
– FARTHING-WEDDING a poor, simple wedding …1895 Eng. dial.
– GREENBACK WEDDING a wedding at which money is given as a gift …1980 Amer. dial.
– HAULING-HOME the bringing home of the bride; the wedding day …1867 Ireland
– HOUSE-STOY a wedding present …1975 Nova Scotia usage
– HYMEN marriage; wedlock; wedding, nuptials …1608 rare
– HYMEN a wedding-hymn …1613 rare
– HYMENEAL a wedding hymn …1717
– HYMENEALS a wedding, nuptials …1655
– HYMENEAN a wedding hymn …1667 obs.
– INFARE a reception or celebration for a newly married couple, esp. one given at the home of the groom’s parents on the day following the wedding …1794 Amer. dial.
– INITIATING PARY a noisy celebration for newlyweds after a wedding …1955  Amer. dial.
– INITIATION a noisy celebration for newlyweds after a wedding …1965 Amer. dial.
– MARRYING-RING a wedding-ring …1504 obs.
– MILITARY CEREMONY a marriage that takes place because a baby is on the way …1965 Amer. dial.
– MILITARY WEDDING a marriage that takes place because a baby is on the way; a shotgun wedding …1916 Amer. dial.
– PAPER MARRIAGE a society wedding …L19 sl.
– SHOTGUN WEDDING a forced wedding, presumably because the bride is pregnant
– TIN-PANNING a noisy celebration following a wedding …c1938 Amer. dial.
– TOURNIQUET an engagement or wedding ring …1961 US sl.
 
WEDDING – NOUNS, PERSON
– ALIKAY;  ALLAKAY;  ALLEKAY the bridegroom’s man; he who attends on the bridegroom, or is employed as his precursor, at a wedding …1818 Sc.
– BEST GIRL a maid or matron of honour at a wedding …1965 Amer. dial.
– BEST LADY a maid or matron of honour at a wedding …1965 Amer. dial.
– BEST MAID the bridesmaid or chief bridesmaid …1766 orig. & chiefly Sc.
– BEST MAN a male friend or relative of a bridegroom, chosen to be his principal assistant at his wedding, and usually responsible for carrying out certain duties; the groomsman or ‘friend of the bridegroom’ at a wedding …1782 orig. Sc.
– BEST WOMAN a maid or matron of honour at a wedding …1965 Amer. dial.
– BRIDE BOY a young man or boy who acts as an attendant to the bride or groom at a wedding, and who performs various ceremonial duties …1614 rare
– BRIDE COUPLE a newly-wed couple …1632 rare
– BRIDE-ELECT a woman who is engaged to be married; a prospective bride …1700
– BRIDE-LEADER a person chosen to act as the attendant to the bride at a wedding and to perform various ceremonial duties, esp. in leading the bride (and sometimes her entourage) to the bridegroom …1552 rare
– BRIDE-LIFTER a male attendant at a wedding who lifts the bride into a vehicle or over a barrier as part of a local custom …1865 obs. rare
– BRIDEMAID a bridesmaid …1851 Amer. dial.
– BRIDE-MOTHER a mature woman chosen to act as an attendant to the bride at a wedding …1566 obs.
– BRIDE-PEOPLE the bride and groom with their entourage; the bridal party …1816 obs. rare
– BRIDE SQUIRE a man chosen to act as an attendant at a wedding and to perform various ceremonial duties …a1637 obs. rare
– DADDY the man who gives away the bride at a wedding; traditionally her father, but not always …c1860 sl.
– DAME OF HONOR a maid or matron of honour …1966 Amer. dial.
– FAT AND WIDE a bride …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– FATHER the relative or friend who ‘gives away’ a bride …1599
– FIRST MAN the best man at a wedding …1966 Amer. dial.
– GIRL-BRIDE a young bride …1847
– HA’-MAIDEN the bridesmaid at a wedding …Bk1905 Sc.
– MAID BRIDE a bridesmaid …1965 Amer. dial.
– MAID’S BRIDE a bridesmaid …1965 Amer. dial.
– MARY a maid of honour; a female attendant …1803 Sc. obs.
– MOTHER’S PRIDE a bride …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– MOUSE a man who does not consummate his marriage on the wedding night …1920s Aust. sl.
– OLD FATHER one who gives away the bride at a wedding …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PAGE a young boy attending a bride at a wedding …a1668
– PAGEBOY a young boy attending a bride at a wedding …1939
– PARANYMPH in Greek Antiquity, the ‘friend of the bridegroom’ who accompanied the latter when he went to fetch home the bride; also, the bridesmaid who escorted the bride to the bridegroom; hence, a modern best man, a groomsman, or a bridesmaid …1600
– SKINNY (AS A BROOM) a bridegroom …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– SPOUSESS a female spouse, a wife, a bride, a married woman …1388 obs.
– TAILOR the best man at a wedding …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TALER a man who keeps count of wedding presents …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAITER an attendant upon the bride at weddings; a bridesmaid …1537 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
– WAITER a male attendant or usher at a wedding …Bk1992 Amer. South 
– WAITMAN an attendant on the bride or groom at a wedding …1966 Amer. dial.
– WAITRESS a bridesmaid at a wedding …1966 Amer. dial.
– WAITSMAN an attendant on the bride or groom at a wedding …1966 Amer. dial.
– WEDDINGER a member of a wedding party; rarely, a bride or groom, a newlywed …1774 Amer. dial.
– WIDE RECEIVER the bridesmaid most determined to snag the bride’s bouquet …Bk1997 
 
WEDDING – PHRASES
– BLESSED IS THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON used to express the superstition that good fortune will attend the marriage of a bride whose wedding is on a sunny day …1648
– HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON used to express the superstition that good fortune will attend the marriage of a bride whose wedding is on a sunny day …1777
 
WEDDING – VERBS
– BID to invite to a wedding or funeral …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BREAST of a bride and bridegroom: to face the minister at a marriage …Bk1911 Sc.


WEDGIE – NOUNS
– ATOMIC WEDGIE an instance of pulling someone’s underpants up very tightly from the rear, so that the cloth is pulled between the victim’s buttocks; a severe wedgie …Bk2006 US sl.
– ATWOOD a ‘wedgie’ in one’s underwear …20C Can. teen & high school sl.
– FISHBITE the act of lifting a person (from behind) by the belt, belt buckles, top of the underwear, the seat of the pants; a wedgie …1988 Amer. dial.
– LIFTER a wedgie in one’s underwear …1991 Amer. dial.
– MARVIN the act of reaching into another person’s belt, and either grabbing the underwear or the belt and lifting the person off the ground …1989 Amer. dial.
– MELVIN the act of reaching into another person’s belt, and either grabbing the underwear or the belt and lifting the person off the ground; a wedgie …1989 Amer. dial.
– UNCLE MELVIN the act of reaching into another person’s belt, and either grabbing the underwear or the belt and lifting the person off the ground …1989 Amer. dial.
– WILMA a prank involving the abrupt and rough yanking upwards of someone’s belt loop, belt buckle, underwear top, or seat of the pants so that the victim’s underwear becomes wedged between the buttocks; a wedgie …1989 Amer. dial.


WEDNESDAY – NOUNS
FOURTH DAY Wednesday …1683 Amer. dial.
HUMP DAY Wednesday …1955 US sl.
HUMP NIGHT Wednesday night …1955 US sl.


WEED, WEEDED, WEEDING, WEEDY – ADJECTIVES
– DIRTY of land: infested with weeds …Bk1900 Sc.
– HAND-WED weeded by hand …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MINTY-LOOKING weedy in appearance …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– ULVOSE full of reeds or weeds …1727 obs.
– UNCLEAN of land: foul with weeds, etc. …c1440 rare
 
WEED – NOUNS
– FILTH underbrush, weeds, unwanted vegetation …c1900 Amer. dial.
– GARDEN-SIN a weed …1664 obs. nonce word
– HARE TANGLE a place where underbrush, weeds, vines, and small trees grow together so that it’s nearly impossible to get through …1966 Amer. dial.
– MELDA weeds …1892 Sc.
– PAUTAMENT a quantity of weeds or other garden rubbish …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– RUNCATION the act of weeding, a weeding …1664 obs.
– SARCULATION weeding with a hoe, hoeing …1733 obs. rare
– WEEDLING  a small weed …1820
 
WEED – NOUNS, PERSON
– SARCLER a weeder …1707
 
WEED – VERBS
– DAWK to dig up weeds …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– SARCLE to weed with a hoe …1543 obs.
– SARCULATE to weed, to clear from weeds; to hoe …1623 obs. rare
– SARKLE to weed with a hoe …1543 obs.
– WALK to go through a field or crop cutting or pulling weeds …1963 Amer. dial.


WEEK, WEEKDAY – ADJECTIVES
– SEPTIMANE of the order of seven; belonging to a week …1721 obs.
 
WEEK etc. – ADVERBS
– YESTER-WEEK last week …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
WEEK etc. – NOUNS
– BUTT a fraction of a year, month, or week …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– EVERY-DAYS weekdays …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– HAIRCUT a week …1940s African-American sl.
– HEBDOMAD the space of seven days, a week …1600
– HEBDOMADE the space of seven days, a week …1600
– SENNIGHT a week; the space of seven days and nights …a1000 now arch.
– SEPTIMANE the space of seven days; a week …1603 obs. rare
– SEPTUARY a group of seven days; a week …1646 obs.
– SET OF SEVEN BRIGHTS a week; seven days …1930s African-American sl.
– SKEW weeks …M19 back-slang
– STANZA a week …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– THREE-WEEK a period of three weeks …1836 Eng. dial.
– WARDAY a week-day as opposed to Sunday …1598 Eng. dial.
– WEEKY-DAY a weekday …1837 Amer. dial.


WEEKLY – ADJECTIVES
HEBDOMADAL meeting, taking place, or appearing once a week; weekly …1711
HEBDOMATICAL weekly; consisting of seven days …a1659 obs. rare

WEEKLY – ADVERBS
HEBDOMADALLY one a week, weekly …1816


WEEP, WEEPING – ADJECTIVES
– BAIRGIN’ much given to weeping noisily …1866 Sc.
– BEGRAT tear-stained; disfigured with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEGRATTEN tear-stained; disfigured with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEGRITTEN tear-stained, disfigured with weeping …1776 Sc.
– BEGRUTTEN tear-stained, disfigured with weeping …1776 Sc.
– BEWEPT drowned in tears; marked or disfigured by weeping …c1320 arch.
– BLIRTED tear-stained; swollen with weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLUBBERT tear-stained; disfigured by weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLUBBIT tear-stained; disfigured by weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– COLLACHRYMATE mingled with tears; accompanied with weeping …1593 obs. rare
– ILLACHRYMABLE incapable of weeping; pitiless, unmerciful …1623 obs. rare                                                                                                   
– LACHRYMABLE lamentable; meet for tears or weeping …1490 obs.
– LACHRYMABUND weeping ripe, big with tears, with tears ready to fall …1727 obs.
– LACHRYMAL pert. to tears; indicative of weeping …1803
– LACRYMABLE lamentable; meet for tears or weeping …1490 obs.
– LARMOYANT given to tears; weeping; crying …1824
– ONION-EYED having the eyes full of tears, as if from the effect of raw onions; ready to weep, tearful …1606
– PLORATORY weeping, mournful …1858 rare
 
WEEP etc. – NOUNS
– BLEER what dims the sight; a trace of weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLIRT a burst of weeping …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLUB a fit or spell of weeping …1894
– ILLACHRYMABLENESS uncapableness of weeping …1731 obs.
– ILLACHRYMATION a weeping or bewailing; excessive weeping …1656 rare
– LACHRYMALS fits of weeping …1753
– LACHRYMATION the shedding of tears; weeping …1572
– ROARING weeping, lamentation …1772 Sc.
– ROARING MATCH a fit of weeping …1824 Sc.
 
WEEP etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– CROCODILE a person who weeps or makes a show of sorrow hypocritically or with a malicious purpose …1595
– LACHRYMIST one addicted to tears; a weeper …1620
– PLORABUND one that weeps much …1623 obs. rare
 
WEEP etc. – VERBS
– BAY to weep loudly …Bk1911 Sc.
– BEBLUBBER to make swollen by weeping …1620
– BEGREDE to cry about, to weep for …c1300 obs.
– BELLY to bellow; to weep loudly …Bk1911 Sc.
– BELOOK to weep …19C Eng. dial. 19C Eng. dial.
– BLIRT to burst into tears; to weep …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLOB to weep …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLORE to cry; to cry out loudly; to weep …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BLOWTER to blubber; to weep effusively; to wail or lament with many tears …?16C obs.
– BLUB to weep, to cry …1873
– BOMBELL to weep …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOOHOO to weep or cry loudly, to bawl …1843 Amer. dial.
– BOOL to weep in childish fashion; to drawl in singing …Bk1911 Sc.
– COLLACHRYMATE to weep or lament with, or in sympathy with others; to commiserate …1593 obs. rare
– DELACRIMATE to weep …1623 obs.
– DROP to weep …LME
– GREET to weep, cry, lament, grieve …OE
– LACHRYMATE to weep, lament, bewail …1623 obs.
– LACHRYME to weep …1490 obs. rare
– LERM to weep …c1530 obs. rare
– MAKE SHOWERS to weep …1449 obs.
– MARTYR to inflict wounds or disfiguring blows upon; to mutilate; also, to disfigure the face with weeping …1590 obs.
– PUT ONE’S FINGER IN ONE’S EYE to make oneself appear to weep by poking one’s eye; to weep, to cry, esp. foolishly or ostentatiously …1447
– REAM to shout, to cry aloud, to bawl; to weep, to bewail, to moan; to talk wildly, to vociferate …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ROAR to weep, to cry, usually, but not necessarily, loudly …1741 Sc.
– ROAR AND GREET to weep, to cry, usually, but not necessarily, loudly …1772 Sc.
– SEW THE EYES WITH RED THREAD to have red eyelids from weeping …1888 Ireland
– SHOWER to weep, to shed tears …1597 obs.
– SPLASH THE SALTIES to cry, to weep …Bk1942 US sl.
– SQUINNY to weep or cry; to fret, as a child …1847
– TEAR to shed tears, to weep …1810 Sc.
– TURN ON THE MAIN to begin to weep copiously …1837
– WATER-CART to weep, to cry …M19 sl.
– WATER ONE’S PLANTS to shed tears; to weep; to cry …1542 jocular usage, obs.
– WET ONE’S WINKERS to weep …1897 Sc.
– YAUL to howl; to bawl, to shout; to scream harshly; to weep …1844 Sc. & Eng. dial.


WEIGH – VERBS
PAISE; PAZE to weigh, esp. to weigh in the hand; to estimate the weight of …1824 Eng. dial.
WEIGHT to have a specified weight, to weigh …1938 Amer. dial.


WEIGHT – ADJECTIVES
– IN GOOD ORDER said of one putting on much weight …1929 Amer. dial.
– QUINGENARIOUS of five hundred, or weighing five hundred pound …Bk1656 obs. rare
 
WEIGHT – NOUNS
– ALFRED (THE GREAT) weight …1990s Brit. rhyming sl.
– BATTLE OF THE BULGE an effort to lose weight …1956 US sl.
– FAT CITY the process of gaining weight or the state of being fat …1970s US sl.
– LAST a load, burden, weight carried …c1000 obs.
– OPPRESSION the act of pressing or weighing down; pressure, weight, burden …1490 chiefly poetic usage
– PODGE excess weight, fat ,,,L19 sl.
– QUINTAL a weight of one hundred pounds; a hundred-weight (112 lbs.); one hundred kilograms …c1470
– VUXTER increase in weight, the putting on of flesh, growth …1914 Sc. 
 
WEIGHT – VERBS
– FALL AWAY to lose weight, usually as the result of illness …1891 Amer. dial.
– FALL OFF to lose weight, usually as a result of illness …1805 Amer. dial.
– GET A GUT ON to gain in weight …c1920 Aust. sl.
– IMPONDERATE to place a weight upon; to weight, to load …1667 obs.
– LARD UP to eat heartily; to gain weight …1930 Amer. dial.
– MAKE to put on weight …1832
– PUT A GUT ON to put on weight …c1920 Aust. sl.
– PUT ON BEEF to put on weight …M19 sl.
– TEFT to try the weight of anything by poising it in the hand …1825 Eng. dial.


WEIGHTLIFTING – NOUNS
QUARTER twenty-five pounds of weights used in lifting …1989 US sl.

WEIGHTLIFTING – VERBS
BLAST in weightlifting: to concentrate on developing muscles, as through lifting weights …1981 Amer. sl.


WEIGHTY – ADJECTIVES
DEEP serious, weighty, important …1596 obs.
HEAVYSOME heavy, weighty …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
HEFTY weighty; muscular …1871 sl.
MOLIMINOUS weighty, momentous, of vast importance …1684 obs.

WEIGHTY – NOUNS
BRAWCHTON anything weighty or unwieldy …Bk1911 Sc.


WEIR – NOUNS
DEM a dam, a weir …1876 Eng. dial.


WEIRD, WEIRDLY – ADJECTIVES
– BIZOTIC unexpected, out of the ordinary, weird …1984 US teen & high school sl.
– DOUBLE-GAITED weird; eccentric …Bk2006 US sl.
– EERIEFUL weird, uncanny, foreboding evil, portentous …1880 Sc.
– EERISOME weird, gloomy …1818
– EILDRON unearthly, ghostly, weird, uncanny …1838 Sc.
– ELDRICK unearthly, ghostly, weird, uncanny; dreadful, ghastly, frightful …1785 Eng. dial.
– ELDRISH unearthly, ghostly, weird, uncanny; dreadful, ghastly, frightful …1785 Eng. dial.
– ELDRITCH weird, ghostly, unnatural; frightful, hideous, ghastly, fearful, terrible …1508 Sc.
– ELENGE;  ELLINGE solitary, lonely; dreary, weird, uncanny …1691 Eng. dial.
– ERLISCH uncanny, weird, unearthly …1865 Sc. obs.
– FUNKY weird; strange …1980s US students’ sl.
– FUNNY-BUNNY weird, odd, eccentric …1960s US sl.
– HAIRY weird, complicated …1960s sl.
– HELANGE solitary, lonely; dreary, weird, uncanny …1691 Eng. dial.
– LURKY seedy, untrustworthy, weird …1970s US college sl.
– OBSCURE strange, bizarre, weird …1980s US students’ sl.
– OBSCURO weird, strange …1997 US sl.
– ODDBALL strange, weird …1940s US sl.
– OFF crazy; eccentric; abnormal; weird …1866 US sl.
– OFFBEAT adj. unusual, unconventional, strange; weird; out of the ordinary …1925 US sl., orig. jazz
– SCROOGY uncanny, horrid, weird …1911 Amer. dial.
– SKETCHED bad, bizarre, weird …1980s US students’ sl.
– SKETCHED OUT bad, bizarre, weird …1980s US students’ sl.
– UNCANNY partaking of a supernatural character; mysterious, weird, uncomfortably strange or unfamiliar …1843 orig. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– UNCO weird, uncanny; terrible; unlucky …1828 Sc.
– UNKED;  UNKERD;  UNKID weird, uncanny; insane; ominous of evil; horrid, ghastly, terrible …1861 Eng. dial.
– WONKY badly done or made; ineffective; weird …1923 Amer. sl.
– YELLERISH unearthly, ghostly, weird, uncanny; dreadful, ghastly, frightful …1785 Eng. dial.
– YELLISH unearthly, ghostly, weird, uncanny; dreadful, ghastly, frightful …1785 Eng. dial.
 
WEIRD  etc. – ADVERBS
– UNCANNILY in an uncomfortably strange manner; weirdly …1873
 
WEIRD  etc. – NOUNS
– EERISOMENESS uncanniness, the state of being uncanny, weird, or strange …1897 Sc.
 
WEIRD  etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABB an abnormal person; a weirdo …Bk1994 surfing sl.
– BIRD an odd or unusual person; a weird person, as a neurotic or psychopath …1920 Amer. sl.
– DORF a stupid or weird person …Bk2006 US sl.
– FREAKO a weirdo; a sexual deviant; a habitual drug user …1963 US sl.
– GACK;  GAK an odd, eccentric-looking or weird-looking person …1576 sl.
– GECK an odd, weird-looking, or eccentric-looking person …1576 sl.
– GEEK an awkward, weird-looking man …Bk1997 Ulster sl.
– KOOK an odd person; a weirdo …M20 US sl.
– SKETCHY an odd or weird person …2000 UK sl.
– ZOMBIE a weird and frightening person; a weird or bizarre looking person; a person exhibiting eccentric behaviour; a character…c1940 Amer. student sl. 


WELCOME – ADJECTIVES
– FAINLY pleasant, welcome, gladsome …1897 Sc.
 
WELCOME – NOUNS
– ACCOIL reception, welcome …1814 rare
– BEL-ACCOIL;  BEL-ACCOYLE kindly greeting, welcome …c1400 obs.
– DAP a warm welcome; hence, affection or respect from peers …1985 African-American sl.
– INBU welcome …1866 Sc.
– SIGHT FOR SORE EYES a welcome appearance; often used as an affectionate greeting – ‘you’re a sight for sore eyes’ …M19
 
WELCOME – VERBS
– FAIN to make glad; hence, to welcome a person …c1250 obs.
– FANG to receive as a guest; to welcome …c1275 obs.
– HAIL to salute, to greet; to receive with expressions of gladness, to welcome …c1200
– KEEP to intercept or meet in a friendly way; to greet, to welcome …1340 obs.
– KILL THE FATTED CALF to celebrate or welcome lavishly or extravagantly 
– RECEIPT to receive, to welcome, to give reception to …1791 Sc.


WELFARE – NOUNS
– GOOD HEAL welfare, fortune …c1175 obs.
– HAIL health, safety, welfare …a1400-50 chiefly N. Eng. dial. obs.
– HALE health, well-being, welfare; cure, remedy …a1200 obs.
– HEAL well-being, welfare, safety; prosperity …c950 obs. exc. Sc.
– HEALNESS welfare; salvation …c897 obs.
– HEALTH well-being, welfare, safety; deliverance …c1250 obs.
– HELE health, welfare …1768 Ireland obs.
– MOTHER’S DAY the day when welfare cheques arrive …1965 US sl.
– ON-GETTING welfare, manner of getting on …1886 Sc.
– POG(E)Y a welfare payment for the needy …1960 Amer. sl.
 
WELFARE – NOUNS, PERSON
– HAPPY-PAPPY a man on welfare employed to do work on roads or just draw money; a man on the dole …1969 Amer. dial.
– WELFARITE a person supported by public welfare; a person on relief …1974 US disparaging usage


WELL – ADJECTIVES
– ABOUT HALF feeling well; relatively happy …1969 Amer. sl.
– AIGHT all right, satisfactory, good, fine; well, in good health or order …1993 US colloq.
– BOBBISH well, in good health and spirits; lively, cheerful; often used with ‘pretty’ …1730 Eng. dial. & sl.
– BONZER very well …1960s Aust. sl.
– DEFTLY well in health. hearty …1834 Eng. dial.  
– FAIRLY in good health, well …1949 Amer. dial.
– FROBLY-MOBLY indifferently well …1691 Eng. dial. obs.
– GAILY of a person: well, in good health or spirits …1903 Amer. dial.
– HALE free from disease, healthy, in good health, well; recovered from disease …c1000 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– KNUCKS-IN doing well …1987 Trinidad & Tobago
– MIDDLE-WAY middling, pretty well …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIDDLING-SHARP tolerably well …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MIDDLINISH in a fair state of health; moderately well; not very well, poorly …1853 Eng. dial.
– NICELY well, very well; in good health …1815 Amer. dial.
– QUICK of wells, springs, streams, or water: running, flowing …c1000 rare
– QUIDS UP doing well …1910s sl.
– TEARING wonderful, well …B1900 Eng. dial.
– THRUFFISH thoroughly well …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– UP THE THING well in health …1897 Eng. dial.
 
WELL – ADVERBS
– BONNY prettily, finely, well …Bk1911 Sc.
– BONZER excellently, admirably, extremely well …1914 Aust. sl.
– BRAVELIES very well, finely, prosperously …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAVELY very well, satisfactorily, prosperously …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLIES well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLINS well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAWLY well, finely …Bk1911 Sc.
– DANDY well; satisfactorily …1908
– DENTLY well, properly, suitably …Bk1900 Eng, dial.
– FAMOUSLY very well, splendidly; extremely, considerably …c1600 colloq.
– FEW very well, excellently …1942 Amer. dial.
– FINELY well, excellently …1852 Amer. dial.
– FLAMING WELL damned well …1955 Aust. sl.
– FROM WHO LAID THE CHUNK very thoroughly, vigorously, or well; to an extreme degree …1893 Amer. dial.
– FROM WHO LAID THE RAIL very thoroughly, vigorously, or well; to an extreme degree …1881 Amer. dial.
– GAILIES tolerably, moderately or fairly well …1742 Sc.
– GAILINS tolerably, moderately or fairly well …1853 Sc.
– GAILY fairly, tolerably; pretty well …1553 chiefly Sc. & Eng. dial.
– HALA pretty well …1837 Eng. dial.
– HALF TIDY pretty well …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HANDY well, properly …1943 Amer. dial.
– MATCHLY perfectly; well; mightily …1691 Eng. dial. obs.
– MEVERLY moderately, tolerably, middling; fairly well in health; easily, gently …1860 Eng. dial.
– MIDDLING fairly well, such as in health or success …L18
– NICELY very well …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– OK well, satisfactorily, all right …M19 sl.
– OKAY well, satisfactorily, all right …M19 sl.
– OUT THE ASS emphatically well; to a great degree …1971 Amer. sl.
– QUEINTLY very well …1750 Eng. dial.
– RARELY unusually or remarkably well; finely, splendidly, beautifully …1590
– SINGULARLY excellently; admirably; particularly well …1576 obs.
– TALLY in a seemly manner; becomingly, elegantly; fairly, well; bravely …c1350 obs.
– TARBLISH pretty well …1825 Eng. dial.
– TO A CAT’S WHISKER to a T, very well, exactly …1967 Amer. dial.
– WALLY finely, excellently, splendidly, well …1790 Sc.
– YARE well, thoroughly; certainly, plainly, without doubt …a900 obs.
– YERNE thoroughly, well …c1000 obs.
 
WELL – NOUNS
– QUART health; healthy or sound condition; the state of being alive and well …a1300 obs.
 
WELL – PHRASES
– ATWEESH AND ATWEEN only indifferently well in respect of health …Bk1898 Sc.
– EVERYTHING’S DRAWING everything is going well …1916 Amer. dial.
– EVERTHING’S HOTSY-TOTSY all is well …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GOOSE HANGS HIGH, THE everything is in fine order; all is well …1862 Amer. dial.
 
WELL – VERBS
– BLOW A RARE CHECK to look well …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– QUIFF to come up with a cunning dodge or trick; to go or do well, to get along pleasantly …L19 sl.


WELL (water) – NOUNS
KELD; KELL a well, a fountain, a spring; a deep, still, smooth part of a river …1697 N. Eng. dial.
WALL a spring of water; a well …1806 Sc. & Eng. dial. 

WELL (water) – VERBS
REEST of a well: to dry up …1806 Sc.


WELL-ADVISED – ADJECTIVES
ADVISY well-advised; circumspect, heedful, wary, cautious …c1300 obs.


WELL-BEHAVED, WELL-MANNERED – ADJECTIVES
– FALKLAND-BRED well-mannered, as if bred at court, courtly, polished, well-bred …1721 Sc. obs.
– FARRAND well-behaved, decent, becoming …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng.
– FARRANT well-behaved, decent, becoming …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– GENTILITATE having gentle, refined, or polished manners, well-mannered …1632 obs. rare
– GOOD AS PIE very well-behaved, highly amenable …L19 orig. US
– HAVE well-behaved …1954 Amer. dial.
– MANNERABLE well-behaved, polite …c1460 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– MANNERED well-behaved …c1450 obs.
– MANNERSABLE courteous, polite, well-mannered …1922 Amer. dial.
– MANNERSLY courteous, polite, well-mannered …1929 Amer. dial.
– MANNERSOME well-behaved; having good manners …1876 Eng. & Amer. dial..
– MENSEFUL mannerly, polite, well-behaved; courteous, well-bred; respectful …1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MINDABLE well-mannered …1970 Amer. dial.
– NICE AS PIE very well-behaved, highly amenable …1922 US sl.
– SANSHACH of children: sage, sensible, well-behaved …1904 Sc.
– SWEET AS PIE very well-behaved, highly amenable …L19 orig. US
 
WELL-BEHAVED etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ANGEL a very well-behaved child; a pure, innocent, or morally good person; a person of exemplary virtue or conduct …1477
– AULD MAID’S BAIRN a hypothetical well-behaved child which a spinster has in mind when criticizing the children of others …1899 Sc.
– AULD MAID’S WEAN a hypothetical well-behaved child which a spinster has in mind when criticizing the children of others …1928 Sc.
– CANDY BOY a sweet or well-behaved person; hence, a sissy; an effeminate or cowardly person …1901 US sl.
– CANDY COCK a sweet or well-behaved person; hence, a sissy; an effeminate or cowardly person …1925 US sl.
– CANDY KID a sweet or well-behaved person; hence, a sissy; an effeminate or cowardly person …1905 US sl.
– LADY HALEY a well-behaved, obliging little girl …1904 Amer. dial.
– MAIDEN’S BAIRN a hypothetical well-behaved child which a spinster has in mind when criticizing the children of others …a1779 Sc.
– YOUNG FOGEY – a well-mannered, unfashionable young person …Bk2004 UK sl.


WELL-BEING – ADJECTIVES
BIEN-LIKE having an appearance of comfort and well-being …1808 Sc.
HEALFUL fraught with health, well-being, safety, salvation; wholesome, salutary …c1340 obs.
SALUTARY conducive to well-being; beneficial …1490
SALUTIFEROUS conducive to well-being, safety, or salvation …c1540

WELL-BEING – NOUNS
FAIR WORLD a state of well-being or prosperity …1641 obs. rare
HEAL spiritual health, well-being, or healing; salvation …901-9 obs.
HEALTH well-being, welfare, safety; deliverance …c1250 obs.
SALUTE safety, well-being, salvation …1471 obs.
SPLIBBY a feeling of well-being …1930s African-American sl.


WELL-BRED – ADJECTIVES
FALKLAND-BRED well-mannered, as if bred at court, courtly, polished, well-bred …1721 Sc. obs.
JAUNTY of persons, their manners, etc.: well-bred; gentlemanly; genteel …1674 obs.
MENSEFUL mannerly, polite, well-behaved; courteous, well-bred; respectful …1783 Sc. & Eng. dial.
PURE MERINO first-class, well-bred, elite …1827 Aust. & NZ colloq.


WELL-BUILT – ADJECTIVES
BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP of a person: stocky, sturdy, heavyset, well-built …1886 Amer. dial.
CLEAN-TIMBERED well-built, shapely of limb, well-proportioned, lithe …1598
VALIANT stout, well-built …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

WELL-BUILT – NOUNS, PERSON
GIMP a short, stout, well-built girl …1949 Sc.
GIMPIE a short, stout, well-built girl …1915 Sc.
HE-HUCKLEBERRY a ‘he-man’; a well-built, muscular man, esp. one who is ostentatiously so …1933 Amer. dial.
NAIL a well-built male, esp. a sportsman …1990s US college sl.
PANTY-STRETCHER a well-built young lady, a heavy woman …1976 US sl.
WANDY BODY a person one would consider stout, but who is well-made and active …Bk1876


WELL-CONDITIONED – ADJECTIVES
GELLY worthy, pompous, well-conditioned …c1560 Sc.


WELL-DEVELOPED – ADJECTIVES
SHREDDED physically well-developed …2011 sl.


WELL-DISPOSED – ADJECTIVES
FAIN well-disposed, favourable …c1205 obs.


WELL-DRESSED – see DRESSED


WELL-ESTABLISHED – ADJECTIVES
BACK well-established, traditional, tried and tested …1930s African-American sl.


WELL-FAVOURED – ADJECTIVES
FARRAND;  FARRANT of a person: well-favoured, comely, handsome …a1300 Sc. & N. Eng. obs.
GOOD-LIKE good-looking; well-favoured …Bk1862 Eng. dial.
SCANSING of a young woman: good-looking, striking-looking, well-favoured …1825 Sc.
WELL-BESEEN good-looking, well-favoured …c1374 obs.
YCHERYD well-favoured …c1407 obs.


WELL-FED – ADJECTIVES
MEAT-LIKE having the appearance of being well-fed, well-nourished …Bk1905 Sc.
THRODDEN fat, well-grown, in good condition, well-fed …1783 Eng. dial.
VIRE of persons, animals, or things: pretty, showy, handsome, well-made, or well-fed …1929 Sc.

WELL-FED – VERBS
HAVE NO DEAF NUTS TO CRACK to look well-fed, prosperous, hearty …1891 Eng. dial.
NOT TO LIVE ON DEAF NUTS to look well-fed, prosperous, hearty …1891 Eng. dial.


WELL-FORMED – ADJECTIVES
FEATOUS of persons and their limbs: well-formed, well-proportioned, handsome …a1300 obs.
FEATURED well-formed; comely, beautiful …1567 obs.


WELL-GROWN – ADJECTIVES
THRODDY plump, sleek, well-grown …1910 Amer. dial.
VUXEN well-grown …Bk1905 Sc.

WELL-GROWN – NOUNS, PERSON
GILPIN a very big, fat or well-grown person; generally applied to infants or young
children …1825 Sc.
THREE-QUARTER MAN a well-grown, strong lad …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


WELL-INFORMED – ADJECTIVES
KNOWLEDGEFUL full of knowledge, knowledgeable, well-informed …1574


WELL-KNOWN – ADJECTIVES
BIG well-known, as by word of mouth …1970 US sl.
CELEBRIOUS well-known, famous, renowned, noted …1608 arch. or Eng. dial.
FAR-FAMED well-known, widely celebrated …1624
NOSCIBLE knowable, famous, well-known …1654 obs. rare
OBVERSANT standing over against, opposite, contrary; also, placed in front of; hence, familiar, well-known …1579 obs.

WELL-KNOWN – NOUNS
FAMOUSNESS the fact or state of being well-known …1605 obs.

WELL-KNOWN – NOUNS, PERSON
FACE a well-known person; a recognizable person; a celebrity, esp. a show-business notable …1960s Amer. sl.
KNOWN a well-known person …1822 colloq. obs.


WELL-MADE – ADJECTIVES
FAIR-FASHIONED well-made …1555 obs.
VIKKEND stout, sturdy, robust, well-made; usually of a young man or boy …1929 Sc.
VIRE of persons, animals, or things: pretty, showy, handsome, well-made, or well-fed …1929 Sc.


WELL-MANNERED – see WELL-BEHAVED


WELL-NOURISHED – ADJECTIVES
MEAT-LIKE having the appearance of being well-fed, well-nourished …Bk1905 Sc.


WELL-OFF, WELL-TO-DO – ADJECTIVES
– ABLE rich, well-to-do …1766 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– ABLESOME wealthy, well-to-do …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ABOVE PAR well-off …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
– ALIVE well-off, wealthy …1930s US criminals’ sl.
– BEIN of persons: comfortable, well-to-do, well off …a1548 Sc.
– BENE well-to-do …Bk1911 Sc.
– BETTER-OFF more wealthy or well-to-do …1840
– BETTER-TO-DO above the well-to-do in social condition or worldly circumstances; more prosperous …1898
– BIEN thriving, well-to-do …1816 Sc.
– CAKED wealthy, moneyed; well-off …1940s UK sl.
– CAKED UP wealthy, moneyed; well-off …1940s UK sl.
– FAIRISH OFF having a considerable quantity of …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAIRISH ON well-off, having a considerable quantity of …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAT of a person: affluent, wealthy, well-to-do, rich …1611 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
– FAT-ASS comfortably off, well-to-do, wealthy …1950s US sl.
– FAT-ASSED comfortably off, well-to-do, wealthy …1950s US sl.
– GATHERED rich, well-to-do …1866 Sc.
– GRASS-BELLIED well-supplied, flush with money …1898 Amer. dial.
– IN GOOD CASE well off …1560
– MADE lucky, secure, well-off …1930s sl., orig. Irish
– MADE UP lucky, secure, well-off …1930s sl., orig. Irish
– NABBY well-to-do; of rank or position …1853 Sc.
– OF GOOD SUBSTANCE well-to-do, wealthy …1528
– OF GREAT SUBSTANCE well-to-do, wealthy …1496
– POVIE snug, comfortable, well-off: applied to living …1841 Sc.
– QUALIFIED in good circumstances; well-to-do …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RARELY OFF in comfortable circumstances; well-to-do; rich …B1900 Eng. dial. 
– SUBSTANTIOUS wealthy, well-to-do …1517 chiefly Sc. obs.
– SUFFICIENT of persons: of adequate means or wealth; having a competence, substantial, well-to-do …1436 obs.
– SUFFISANT of adequate means or wealth; well-to-do …1483 obs.
– WADDED well-off, rich …2002 UK sl.
– WARM comfortably off, well-to-do; rich, affluent …1571 colloq.
– WARM-POCKETED rich, well-to-do …1899 Eng. dial.
 
WELL-OFF etc. – NOUNS
– BEINNESS comfort, well-to-do condition …1874 Sc.
– BIENNESS prosperity, comfort, the condition of being well-to-do …1818 Sc.
– GOAT HILL the part of a town where the well-off people live …1965 Amer. dial.
– ICE-CREAM LAND the part of a town where the well-off people live …1986 Amer. dial.
– ICE-CREAM SECTION the part of a town where the well-off people live …1967 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE ALLEY the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE FLAT the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE HEIGHTS the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE HILL the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE HOLLOW the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE KNOB the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE LANE the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE MOUNTAIN the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– MORTGAGE ROW the well-to-do section of a town or city …1965 Amer. dial.
– WARMNESS the state of being well-to-do …1399 obs.
– WARMTH the state of being prosperous or well-off …1888
 
WELL-OFF etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BETTER-OFF a person who is better off financially, one who is more wealthy or well-to-do  …1914
– TOFF a person who is stylishly dressed, or who has a smart appearance; hence, one of the well-to-do …1851
– WOOFIES well-off, older people …Bk2006 Amer. sl. 
– WOOFS well-off older folks …Bk2006 Amer. sl. 
 
WELL-OFF etc. – VERBS
– EAT ONE’S WHITE BREAD to be well off …1929 Amer. dial.
– LIVE HIGH OFF THE HOG; LIVE HIGH ON THE HOG to live a comfortable, secure, and well-off life …1940s sl., orig. US


WELL-ORGANIZED – ADJECTIVES
TOGETHER well-organized, mentally composed, emotionally stable, relaxed …1969 colloq., orig. US


WELL-PROPORTIONED – ADJECTIVES
FEATOUS of persons and their limbs: well-formed, well-proportioned, handsome …a1300 obs.
MACKER-LIKE seemly, well-proportioned …1825 Sc.
MACKLIKE seemly, well-proportioned …1825 Sc.


WELL-REGARDED – ADJECTIVES
ON THE CASTOR popular, well-regarded …1953 Aust. sl.


WELL-SPOKEN – ADJECTIVES
WELL-SCRAPIT well-spoken, civil …Bk1904 Sc.


WELL-STOCKED – ADJECTIVES
FAT of things: abundant, plentiful; also, well-stocked …1563


WELL-SUPPLIED – ADJECTIVES
RAFFIE, RAFFY abundant, generous, plentiful, well-supplied …1871 Sc.


WELL-TIMED – ADJECTIVES
TIMEOUS, TIMOUS coming in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.


WELL-TO-DO – see WELL-OFF


WELL-WISHER – NOUNS, PERSON
BENEDICTOR a eulogist, one who commends or praises, a well-wisher …1614 obs.
BEST WISHER a person who wishes the best for another person or thing; one who wishes well; a kind person …1607
FAVOURITE one who countenances, encourages, or supports; a well-wisher, friend, or follower …1585-7 obs.
WELL-WILLER a well-wisher; a benevolent person; a friend …1825 Sc.


WELSH – ADJECTIVES (also see WALES)
TAFFY Welsh …1970s sl.

WELSH – NOUNS, PERSON
CAMBRIAN a Welshman …1780
RAGLER the chief officer in a Welsh commot; a sheriff or constable …1408 obs.
TAFEE a Welshman, or a nickname for a Welshman …E17 sl.
TAFF a Welsh person; often used as a nickname …1929 sl., often derogatory
TAFFIE;  TAFFY a Welshman, or a nickname for a Welshman …E17 sl.
WELSHIE;  WELSHY a Welsh person …1951 sl.


WELT – NOUNS
WAT a welt …B1900 Sc.
WHELK a pustule, a pimple; a welt, a bruise, a bump on the skin …1848 Amer. dial.
WHELP a bump on the skin, as from a mosquito bite; a bruise; a welt …1895 Amer. dial.