Reverse Dictionary: WIG – WIL


WIG – ADJECTIVES
– FEATHER-TOPPED of a wig: frizzed at the top …1785
– FULL-BOTTOMED of a wig: long at the back
– JASEYED wigged …1883
 
WIG – NOUNS
– BAG-WIG a wig fashionable in the 18th century, the back-hair of which was enclosed in an ornamental bag …1717
– BARBER’S BLOCK a wooden head for a wig …1688
– BURLAP HAIR false hair, worn by men …1967 Amer. dial.
– BURLAP TOP false hair, worn by men …1967 Amer. dial.
– BUZZ WIG a large bushy wig …1816
– DANDY-GO-RUSSET an ancient wig …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DIVOT a wig …1934 US sl.
– FAKE RIAH a wig …2002 UK back-slang
– FASHIONED RIAH a wig …2002 UK sl.
– FLASH a peruke or periwig …1690 sl.
– HAIR TOPPER false hair worn my men …1970 Amer. dial.
– HEADPIECE false hair, a hairpiece …1965 Amer. dial.
– IRISH a wig …1983 rhyming sl. (Irish Jig)
– IRISH JIG a wig …1983 rhyming sl.
– JASEY;  JASY;  JAZEY;  JAZY a humorous or familiar name for a wig, esp. one made of worsted …c1780
– JEEZY a humorous or familiar name for a wig, esp. one made of worsted …c1780 Sc.
– LOUSE BAG a wig or a bag worn over the hair …L18 sl.
– MUCKET a hairpiece or toupee …1950s US sl.
– NODDLE CASE a wig …18C sl.
– QUEER TOPPING a second-rate or worn-out wig …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– RAG a wig …1920s sl.
– RAT a wig …1930s African-American sl.
– RUG a wig of any type …1940 US sl.
– SCALP a wig …Brit. sl. rare
– SCANDALOUS a wig …L17 UK criminals’ sl.
– SCHEITL a wig …1960s sl.
– SHYCKLE a wig …1960s sl.
– SKY PIECE a hat, cap, or bonnet; a hairpiece …1898 Amer. dial.
– STRUM a wig …Bk1904 sl.
– SYRUP wigs, a wig …1981 rhyming sl. (Syrup of Figs)
– SYRUP OF FIGS wigs, a wig …1981 rhyming sl.
– TALTIE a wig …1808 Sc.
– TIE-WIG a wig having the hair gathered together behind and tied with a knot of ribbon …1713
– TOPPER a wig, a toupee …1967 Amer. dial.
– TOUP a man’s hairpiece; a toupee …1959 sl.
– TRANSFORMATION a hairpiece, usually worn by a woman …1905 Amer. dial.
– WATERFALL false hair …M19 sl.
 
WIG – NOUNS, PERSON
– BUZZ-WIG a person wearing a large bushy wig ..1832
– GEZY-MAKER a wig-maker …1773 Sc.
– NODDLE-THATCHER a wig-maker …18C sl.
– WIGGER someone who wears a wig …Bk2006 Amer. sl.
– WIGGIE a nickname for a wigmaker or barber …a1843 Sc.
– WIGSBY a person wearing a wig …L18 jocular arch.
 
WIG – VERBS
– FRIBBLE to frizzle or frizz a wig …1756 Sc.


WIGGLE – ADJECTIVES
WIGGLY-WAGGLY that wiggles and waggles …L19 colloq. & Eng. dial.
WIGGLY-WOGGLY that wiggles and waggles …L19 colloq. & Eng. dial.

WIGGLE – VERBS
SCROOTCH to wiggle, to fidget, to squirm …1939 Amer. dial.


WILD, WILDLY, WILDNESS – ADJECTIVES
– AGGRO hot-headed, wild, unpredictable …1990s sl., orig. US college usage
– ANIMAL wildly disorderly, rowdy; wild, unrestrained …1965 Amer. sl.
– ANTIC irresponsible, ungovernable, wild …1936 Amer. dial.
– ASIATIC crazy; wild; eccentric …World War II United States Navy usage
– BEDLAM belonging to a madhouse; mad, wild, ill-behaved, foolish …a1535
– BOSKY wild, unfrequented …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRONCHO wild, mean, rough, uncontrollable …1866 Amer. dial.
– BRONCO wild, mean, rough …1866 Amer. dial.
– CAMSTARIE;  CAMSTARY;  CAMSTEERY;  KAMSTEERY wild, mad, unmanageable, obstinate, perverse …1776 Sc.
– CAMSTROUDGEOUS wild, unmanageable; obstinate, perverse …1808 Sc.
– CAMSTRUDGEOUS wild; obstinate …1933 Sc.
– CRUNK;  KRUNK wild, crazy; out of control …Bk2006 US sl.
– EFFERE excessively wild or fierce …1586 obs. rare
– EFFEROUS extremely wild, fierce, or savage; cruel, ferocious, violent …1614 obs. rare
– FAUNIC wild, woodish, rude …1674 obs.
– FERINE of the nature of a wild animal, wild, untamed …1677
– FLY wild, audacious, impertinent; brash …1884 US sl.
– GALLOWS mischievous, wild, impish, unmanageable, tiresome; impudent, saucy …1875 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GALLY-STANG wild, unsteady …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAMMOCKY wild, full of tricks …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GO-BACK having reverted to the wild state; growing wild on land once cultivated …1904 Amer. dial.
– HAGGAR wild, untamed …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– HAGGARD wild, untamed, unreclaimed, untrained …1580 obs.
– HAILY wild, reckless …1896 Amer. dial.
– HALLOCKIT wild, romping; light, giddy; crazy, half-witted …1787 Sc.
– HARE-BRAINED stupid and heedless, reckless; rash, wild, mad …1548
– HAREM-SCAREM reckless, careless, heedless in action; wild, rash …1751
– HARE’UM- SCARE-‘UM reckless, careless, heedless in action; wild, rash …1751
– HARUM-SCARUM. reckless, careless, heedless in action; wild, rash …1751
– HATTLE wild, skittish, mischievous; uncertain in temper; often used of a skittish cow …1691 Eng. dial.
– HELLICAT wild, unmanageable, boisterous …1819 Sc.
– HOT of people: exuberant, flamboyant, or daring in the pursuit of pleasure; uninhibited, wild …1888 Amer. sl.
– IMMANE inhumanly cruel or savage; brutal, wild …1599 rare
– IMMANSUETE ungentle, outrageous, wild, untractable …1656 obs. rare
– INTENSE extreme, wild …1982 US sl.
– JET-PROPELLED wild, ‘fast’ …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– LAVISH of conduct or disposition: unrestrained, impetuous; loose, wild, licentious …1597 obs.
– MADPASH wild, rash, scatterbrained, insane, mad …1693 obs.
– MIRACULOUS wild, eccentric; reckless, venturesome, careless; very drunk …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– NEVER-HEED-EM thoughtless, wild …1865 Eng. dial.
– RACKETTY careless, thoughtless, wild …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RADGE mad, violently excited, furious, wild, obstreperous, insane …1923 Sc.
– RADGIE mad, violently excited, furious, wild, obstreperous …1923 Sc.
– RAFFY drunken; dissipated; wild …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAGGLISH of persons: wild, unreliable, undisciplined, rough, boisterous …1866 Sc.
– RAGMATICAL wild, rowdy, ill-behaved, riotous …1742 obs. rare
– RAISED infuriated, irascible, wild, frenzied, over-excited …1704 Sc.
– RAMAGE of animals: wild, untamed, unruly, violent …c1290
– RAMAGEOUS;  RAMAGIOUS of an animal: wild, untamed, unruly, violent …1398 obs.
– RAMBY wild, furious, lecherous …1908 Amer. dial.
– RAMMAGE of persons: wild, excited, unruly,  unmanageable …1714 Sc.
– RAMMISH wild, violent, untamed, rash; strong …1607 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RAMMY wild, furious, lecherous …1973 Amer. dial.
– RAMP wild, bold, wanton, unrestrained, rompish; full of rude health and spirits …1713 Sc.
– RAMPACIOUS lively, spirited, boisterous; wild, unruly, outrageous; rampageous …1837 rare
– RAMPAGEOUS furious, violent, wild, unruly, obstreperous, boisterous …1822 Sc.
– RAMPAGINOUS furious, angry, violent, wild, unruly, obstreperous, boisterous, noisy, disorderly, outrageous …1822 Sc.
– RAMPTIOUS violent and reckless in behaviour; wild, active, dangerous; outrageous, quarrelsome, passionate …1953 Amer. dial. 
– RANDIE;  RANDY disorderly, disreputable, given to drink; boisterous, riotous, dissipated; wild, unruly, unmanageable …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RANK wild, rugged, projecting, rough …1806 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RANK wild, uncontrollable, mischievous, cunning …1892 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RANKRINGING wild, coarse, lawless …1822 Sc. obs.
– RANTIPOLE wild, disorderly, rakish, noisy, rough …1700 rare
– RANTIPOW wild, noisy, rough …1800 Eng. dial.
– RASE-BRAINED impetuous, harebrained, wild, violent …1887 Eng, dial.
– RATTLE-BAG wild, spendthrift, harum-scarum …1886 Eng. dial.
– RATTLE-BRAIN wild, spendthrift, harum-scarum …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RATTLE-NODDLED characterized by foolish noisy levity of character or conduct; giddy, harebrained, flighty, noisy, wild; rattle-headed …1661 obs.
– RATTLING lively, brisk, noisy; rollicking, wild …1749 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAUNCHY wild; frantic; distraught …1954 Amer. dial.
– RAVELLING confused; wild; disordered …1876 Eng. dial.
– REDE fierce, impetuous, wild; excited; drunk …1843 Sc.
– RED-HOT wild, dissipated …1897 Eng. dial.
– REE crazy, delirious; rude, wild; unmanageable …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REEZIE wild, frolicsome, partially intoxicated …1805 Sc.
– REVOYLT wild; frisky; in very high spirits …Bk1904 Sc.
– ROPABLE;  ROPEABLE violently angry, intractable, wild …1870 Aust. & NZ sl.
– RORTY wild, boisterous …1882 sl.
– SAVAGE uncultivated, wild …c1330 obs.
– SAVAGE of movements, noise, demeanour, manners, etc.: wild, ungoverned; rude, unpolished …c1420-30 arch.
– SAVAGE of a plant or tree: wild, uncultivated …1422 obs.
– SAVAGINE savage, wild …c1430 obs. rare
– SCADDLE wild, mischievous, unsteady; thievish, esp. used of a cat or dog …1691 Eng. dial.
– SCAFE wild, rude; awkward, esp. used of boys; full of fear …1884 Eng. dial.
– SCAR scared, timid, shy; wild; sour-looking …1700 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCARE easily frightened, timid; wild; shy, affectedly modest …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCARTLY frightened, wild, shy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAGGLING wild, untidy, disorderly, generally applied to vegetation …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAN wild …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SEVERE wild, untamed, fierce, vicious, savage …1829 Amer. dial.
– SHANDY wild, boisterous …L17 Eng. dial.
– SKADDLE wild, mischievous, unsteady; thievish, esp. used of a cat or dog …1691 Eng. dial.
– TART wild …1898 Eng. dial.
– TEWITISH wild, foolish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TORE DOWN dissolute, disreputable, unruly, wild, violent …1891 Amer. dial.
– TORN DOWN dissolute, disreputable, unruly, wild, violent …1836 Amer. dial.
– TORY-RORY boisterous, uproarious, roaring, roistering, swaggering, wild …1678 obs.
– UNBENE ungenial, wild and rugged …a1300 obs.
– UNCO-LOOKING having a wild, strange look …Bk1905 Sc.
– UNGAIN disagreeable; intractable, troublesome; unsteady, wild; stupid …1895 Eng. dial.
– WAFF disreputable, wild, worthless; immoral …1788 Sc.
– WILDER THAN A PEACH-ORCHARD BOAR very wild, unrestrained …1997 Amer. dial.
– YIRLICH wild, unnatural …1838 Sc. obs.
 
WILD etc. – ADVERBS
– HARUM-SCARUM recklessly, heedlessly, wildly …1674-91
– HARUM-STARUM recklessly, heedlessly, wildly …1674-91
– RANDY madly, wildly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TORY-RORY in a roaring, wild, or uproarious manner; boisterously, wildly …1664 obs.
– YIRLISCHLY wildly …1865 Sc. obs.
 
WILD etc. – NOUNS
– BOONDOCKS rough or wild country; rural backcountry; the sticks; an out-of-the-way place …1944 Amer. dial.
– FERINE a wild beast …19C
– FERITY the quality of being wild or savage; brutishness; wildness; fierceness; ferocity; barbarous or savage cruelty; of plants: wildness, uncultivated condition …c1534
– RAMAGE wildness, high spirit, courage …1456 obs. rare
– SAVAGE a wild beast …1682 obs.
– SAVAGISM the condition of being wild or uncivilized; the savage state of human society …1796
– STREAK a wild party; a wild and exciting time …US sl.
– THREE-F’s ‘fuck, fun, and a footrace”; said of a wild time or a lewd person …19C Brit. sl.
 
WILD etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ARAB any wild-looking person; an excitable or passionate person …c1850 Amer. sl.
– BARBARIAN a rude, wild, uncivilized person; a brutal monster …1604
– BATO LOCO a term of affection for a ‘crazy’ (fellow) Spanish-American; a wild guy ..1965 sl.
– BESS O’ BEDLAM a harmless vagrant or maniac formerly allowed to range the country; hence, any female of wild or disorderly appearance …1654 Eng. dial.
– BIRD a wild and frolicsome youth …Bk1912 US
– BLADE a gallant, an easygoing fellow, a good fellow; also, a spruce or dashing fellow; sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless fellow; a beau …1597
– DEVIL’S BOPEEP a wild young girl …1941 Amer. dial.
– GALLOW-CLAPPER a gallows-bird; one who deserves to be hanged; a very wild youth …1570 obs.
– GILLRAVAGER a wild, lawless, or blustering fellow …1818 Sc.
– HAGGARD a wild and intractable person; one not to be captured; originally a female …1579 obs.
– HARRIGOAD a wild, wanton girl or child; a run-about, flighty or good-for-nothing person …1721 Eng. dial.
– HARRY-GAUD a wild, wanton girl or child; a run-about, flighty or good-for-nothing person …1721 Eng. dial.
– HEATHER-CAT a wild, roaming person …1894 Sc. 
– HORROR O’ MADDERDOM a wild, madcap person …Bk1905 Sc.
– JINGLE-BRAINS a wild, thoughtless person; a noisy, talkative person …1699 colloq.
– LARRIKIN a street rowdy, usually juvenile; a rough, a wild fellow; a hoodlum or hooligan …1870 chiefly Aust.
– LARRIKINESS a female larrikin …1871 chiefly Aust.
– LARY a rough, a wild fellow …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– LIMMER a wild, undisciplined girl; a bold, impudent girl or woman; a jade, a hussy …1786 Sc.
– MADLING a mad creature; one who acts wildly or foolishly …c1648-50
– MADLOCK a wild, giddy person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MADPASH a foolish or insane person; a lunatic, a mad fellow; a crackbrained person; a scatterbrain; a hot-headed person; a rash or turbulent person; a wild, giddy person …1611 obs.
​- MADSTART a wild, giddy person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAZED-ANTIC a wild, foolish, crazy person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAZEGERRY a wild, thoughtless, frolicsome fellow …1816 Eng. dial.
– MAZEGERRY-PATTICK a wild, thoughtless, frolicsome fellow …1860 Eng. dial.
– RABSCALLION a low, worthless fellow; a wild, reckless person; a rascal …1699 
– RADGE a wild, obstreperous person or animal …1963 Sc.
– RADICAL a troublesome boy; an impudent, dissipated fellow; a wild, unruly fellow; a rogue, a blackguard; a rascal …Bk1886 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RAFFLE-TOPPIN(G) a wild, reckless, foolish person …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAGE a person, or animal, known for wild behaviour …1970s Aust., NZ., & US students’ sl.
– RAGER a person, or animal, known for wild behaviour; someone on a spree …1972 Aust., NZ., & US students’ sl.
– RAMSCULLION an offensively dirty person; a worthless wretch; a rascal; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond, a vagrant; a ne’er-do-well …1866 Sc. obs.
– RANDOM-SHOT a wild young fellow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RANDY a wild, noisy, reckless person …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RANNAGANT a wild, loose-living person; a good-for-nothing …1832 Sc.
– RANTIPOLE a rude, romping boy or girl; a wild, ill-behaved or reckless person; a scold, a termagant, a shrew; a dissolute person …a1700 rare
– RAPSCALLION a worthless wretch; a rascal, a rogue, a scamp; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond; a ne’er-do-well …1699
– RATTLE-BRAINa confused, silly, or stupid person; a wild, harum-scarum person; a spendthrift …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RATTLER a roisterer; a wild liver …1831 Eng. dial.
– RATTLE-TOPPIN a wild, harum-scarum person …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RAVEL-COPPIN a wild, reckless, careless fellow …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RAVER someone who has a wild time, esp. sexually …1959 sl.
– RIDE-THE-MOON a wild, dissipated fellow …1900 Eng. dial.
– RING-TAIL DEVIL a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1968 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED PAINTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1828 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED ROARER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1830 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SCREAMER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; a loud-mouthed boaster; an extraordinary example of its kind …1959 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SNORTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1950 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED SQUEALER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1837 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAILED TOOTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1941 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL PEELER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1913 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL ROARER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1832 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL SNORTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1859 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL SQUEALER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1898 Amer. dial.
– RING-TAIL TOOTER a ferocious mythical animal; hence, a powerful, violent, or wild person; an extraordinary example of its kind …1909 Amer. dial.
– RIPSTITCH a romping, boisterous, irrepressible child who is always ‘ripping his stitches,’ i.e., tearing his clothes; a wild, reckless person …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
– SAVAGE a person living in the lowest state of development or cultivation; an uncivilized, wild person; a barbarian …1588
– SCAFE a wild, thoughtless person, esp. a boy or young man; a rascal; a lazy ne’er-do-well …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
– SCANT O’ GRACE a wild, disorderly, graceless fellow; a good-for-nothing; a scapegrace; a reprobate …1718 Sc.
– TAG a wild or romping girl …Bk1888 Eng. dial.
– TAPSALTEERIE a wild romping or untidy child …1865 Sc. obs.
– TAPSILEERIE a wild romping or untidy child …1865 Sc. obs.
– TEAR-ARSE a wild, reckless, impulsive, or delinquent person …Bk1988 Aust. sl.
– TEAR-AWAY one who tears or rushes away, or acts with great impetuosity; one who behaves in a wild, uncontrolled, or reckless manner; a rebellious and unruly young person; an uncontrollable, boisterous person; a rascal …1891
– VATO LOCO a wild guy …1965 US sl. 
– WILDEGO a wild, harum-scarum person …1867 Eng. dial.
– WILDIE a wild, restless child …1894 Sc.
– WILDIN, WILDING a wild fellow; a rude, uncultivated man …1900 Eng. dial.
– WILDO a person behaving in a wild or crazy manner …1966 UK sl.
– WILD OATS a wild young fellow …a1564 obs.
– WILDYGO a wild, harum-scarum person …1867 Eng. dial.
 
WILD etc. – VERBS
– BALL THE JACK to behave recklessly or wildly …1914 US sl.
– FLIP ONE’S LID to be or become wildly excited or enthusiastic; to go wild; to lose one’s head; to become excessively angry …1950 sl., orig. US
– FLIP ONE’S WIG to be or become wildly excited or enthusiastic; to go wild; to lose one’s head; to become excessively angry …1952 sl., orig. US
– FLIP OUT to lose control, orig. under the influence of drugs; to go wild or crazy …1964
– GO ANIMAL to go wild; to become disorderly or rowdy …1968 Amer. sl.
– GO BUSH to leave one’s usual surroundings for the country, to run wild …1908 Aust. & NZ colloq.
– GO THE WHOLE ANIMAL to act without any restraint …1832 Amer. sl.
– HARRIGOAD to go about in a wild, flighty manner; to ramble, to roam about …1876 Eng. dial.
– HARRY-GAUD to go about in a wild, flighty manner; to ramble, to roam about …1876 Eng. dial.
– ILL to act crazily, aggressively, or wildly …1980s African-American teen sl.
– RAFFLE to lead a wild, dissolute life …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAISE HELL to celebrate wildly; to enjoy oneself in a wild, boisterous manner, usually with much noise and whisky; to be drunk and boisterous …20C Amer. colloq.
– RAISE SAND to celebrate wildly; to enjoy oneself in a wild, boisterous manner, usually with much noise and whisky; to be drunk and boisterous …20C Amer. colloq.
– TEAR DOWN to demonstrate great emotion; to act intensely and wildly …1940s sl.
– TEAR THE PLACE DOWN to demonstrate great emotion; to act intensely and wildly …1940s sl.
– WILD-HOG to live a life of debauchery; to be wild; to seek illicit sexual adventure …1939 Amer. dial.


WILDERNESS – NOUNS
MARLBORO COUNTRY rough or remote country; wilderness …1968 US sl.


WILDFLOWER – see FLOWER


WILDLIFE – NOUNS, PERSON
EAGLE FREAK a person who advocates the protection of wildlife – a conservationist …1973 US sl., often disparaging usage


WILD-LIVING – NOUNS, PERSON
RAMP a wild-living, vulgar woman or girl …M15
ROMP a wild-living, vulgar woman or girl …M15


WILD-LOOKING – ADJECTIVES
HAGGARD of a person: wild-looking; originally applied to the ‘wild’ expression of the eyes …1697


WILD WEST – NOUNS
BILL-SHOW a wild west show such as Buffalo Bill’s …1944 Amer. Western usage

WILD WEST – NOUNS, PERSON
BILL-SHOW COWBOY a show-off cowboy of the Buffalo Bill show type …1944 Amer. Western usage


WILES – NOUNS
ABET fraud, cunning, wiles …c1315 obs.
CROOK a crooked piece of conduct; a trick, artifice, wile; deceit, guile, trickery …c1175 obs.
GAMES tricks, wiles, schemes, manoeuvres …1660
HAMLIN a wile, a trick …Bk1905 Sc.
PAUK;  PAWK a clever, sly way; a trick; a wile …1811 Sc.  


WILFUL, WILFULLY – ADJECTIVES
AFFECTIONATE passionate, wilful, self-willed, headstrong, obstinate …1542 obs.
AFFECTIONED passionate, wilful; self-willed, obstinate …1582 obs.
CAMSTAIRY obstinately perverse, unruly, or wilful; fractious …1776 Sc.
TESTIF(F) headstrong, obstinate, wilful, rash, testy …c1374 obs.
UNSAYABLE unruly, wilful, self-willed; not to be advised or controlled …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

WILFUL etc. – ADVERBS
YERNE willingly, gladly; occasionally, wilfully …c888 obs.

WILFUL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
WAMEREL a restless or wayward person; a wilful, perverse person…Bk1893 Eng. dial.
YOUNG-HEAD an unruly, reckless, headstrong or wilful young man …1565 obs.


WILHELM II – NOUNS, PERSON
W2 the German Kaiser Wilhelm II; reigned 1888-1918); hence, any military-looking man …L19 usage


WILL (testament) – NOUNS
CARVE-UP a division of loot, profits, or the legacy of a will …1935 UK sl.
LEGATION a gift by will; a legacy …1586 obs. rare
LETTER-WILL one’s testament …1596 Sc. obs.
QUIDE a will, legacy, bequest …950 obs.
REDD a will, testament …1853 Eng. dial.
TEST a will, testament …1890 Sc.

WILL (testament) – NOUNS, PERSON
LEGATOR one who gives something by will; a testator …1651

WILL (testament) – VERBS
LEGATE to give by will, to bequeath …1546
LEGATEE to hand over to a legatee, to transfer by will …1797 obs. rare
NUNCUPATE to declare a will orally …a1677
QUETHE to assign by will; to bequeath …1303 obs.


WILL (inclination, disposition) – ADJECTIVES
AUTEXOUSIOUS exercising free will …1678 obs. rare
IMPERATE dependent upon will …1624 obs.

WILL (inclination, disposition) – NOUNS
HEART intent, will, purpose, inclination, desire …c825 obs.

WILL (inclination, disposition) – PHRASES
IN SPITE OF MY TEETH in spite of myself, against my will …1838 Eng. dial.


WILLING, WILLINGLY, WILLINGNESS – ADJECTIVES
– BAIN ready, willing, inclined …c1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BEANE ready, willing …a1400 obs.
– BIDDABLE ready to do what is bidden; obedient, willing, complying, docile …1826
– CADGY cheerful, in good spirits; friendly, affectionately kind or hospitable …1819 Sc.
– FAIN disposed, inclined or willing; eager …c1205 arch. or Eng. dial.
– GAIN tractable, docile, easy to manage; good-tempered, willing, obliging …1809 Eng. dial.
– GAME AS NED KELLY very spirited, daring, brave; very willing …1927 Aust. sl.
– MINT willing …1940 Amer. dial.
– OLITE eager, ready, willing, cheerful, sprightly …1825 Sc. obs.
– OMNIVOLENT willing everything …1656 obs.
– ON ready or eager; willing to take part …1880 sl.
– REDD ready, willing, prepared …1790 Sc.
– UP FOR keen on, willing to do …M19 sl.
– VOLITIENT of one’s own free will or choice; voluntary; willing, exercising the will …1844 rare
 
WILLING etc. – ADVERBS
– BAIN readily, willingly …c1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– BAINLY readily, willingly; at once …c1400 obs.
– BUXOMLY obediently, humbly, meekly; courteously, willingly …a1240 obs.
– FAIN gladly, willingly, with pleasure …c1175 obs. or arch.
– HEART AND HAND with will and execution; readily, willingly …a1547
– IN A MINUTE readily, willingly, without a moment’s hesitation …Bk1903 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– LIBENTIOUSLY willingly …1606 obs. rare
– LUSTILY with pleasure or delight; pleasantly, pleasurably; delightfully; also, gladly, willingly …a1225 obs.
– LUSTLY with pleasure or delight; gladly, willingly …971 obs.
– OILINS BOILINS whether you like it or no, willing or unwilling, nolens volens  …1855 Eng. dial.
– TITTER more readily, more willingly, sooner, rather …a1300 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– WITH ALL THE VEINS very willingly …1841 Ireland
– WITH ALL THE VEINS OF MY HEART very willingly …1843 Ireland
– WITH ALL THE VEINS OF MY SOUL very willingly …1867 Ireland
– YERNE willingly, gladly; occasionally, wilfully …c888 obs.
 
WILLING etc. – NOUNS
– LIBENCE willingness …1654 obs. rare
 
WILLING etc. – VERBS
– FADGE to be content or willing; to agree; to make up one’s mind to do something …1592 obs.


WILL-O’-THE-WISP – ADJECTIVES
– SPUNKIE haunted by will-o’-the-wisps …1807 Sc.
 
WILL-O’-THE-WISP – NOUNS
– AW-PUCK the will-o’-the-wisp …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BILLY-OF-THE-WISP will-o’-the-wisp …1855 Eng. dial.
– BILLY-WI’-T’-WISP will-o’-the-wisp …1855 Eng. dial.
– DEVIL-FIRE will-o’-the-wisp …1875 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL’S LANTERN the will-o’-the-wisp .,..Bk1900 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– FIRE phosphorescence or will-o’-the-wisp …1965 Amer. dial.
– FIREBALL will-o’-the-wisp …1966 Amer. dial.
– GRAVEYARD LIGHT will-o’-the-wisp …1968 Amer. dial.
– JACK-A-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp …1673
– JACK-A-LENT will-o’-the-wisp …c1717 obs.
– JACK AND HIS LANTERN  a will-o’-the-wisp …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JACK AND THE LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– JACKER-MER-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1859 Amer. dial.
– JACK-IN-THE-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1965 Amer. dial.
– JACK-MA-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1899 Amer. dial.
– JACK-ME-LANTUN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1883 Amer. dial.
– JACK MULATTA will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …c1938 Amer. dial.
– JACK-O’-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1673
– JACK-THE-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp …1824 Eng. dial.
– JACK WITH A LANTERN;  JACK WITH A LANTHORN will-o’-the-wisp …1673
– JACK-WITH-LANTHORN;  JACK-WITH-THE-LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp …1824 Eng. dial.
– JACKY-LANTHORN will-o’-the-wisp …1824 Ireland
– JACKY-MA-LANTUN will-o’-the-wisp; a phosphorescent light that appears to flit or hover over marshy ground …1883 Amer. dial.
– JACKY-TOAD will-o’-the-wisp …1777 Eng. dial.
– JACOB’S LANTERN will-o’-the-wisp; a small light that seems to dance or flicker over a marsh at night …1967 Amer. dial.
– JACK-O’-WISP a will-o’-the-wisp …1896 obs.
– KIT WITH THE CANSTICK a will o’ the wisp …1584 obs.
– MARSH-FIRE a will-o’-the-wisp …1865
– MARSH-LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …1870
– MEG-WITH-THE-WAD a will-o’-the-wisp …1873 Eng. dial.
– MINERAL LIGHT will-o’-the-wisp …1968 Amer. dial.
– MIN MIN a will-o’-the-wisp …1956 Aust.
– MIN MIN LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …1956 Aust.
– MONEY GOLD LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …1938 Amer. dial.
– MONEY LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …c1952 Amer. dial.
– SPUNKIE a will-o’-the-wisp …1727 Sc.
– TREASURE LIGHT will-o’-the-wisp …1945 Amer. dial.
– WANDERING FIRE will-o’-the-wisp …1667
– WANDERING LIGHT will-o’-the-wisp …1789-94
– WEATHER LIGHT a will-o’-the wisp …1837 Amer. dial.
– WITCH LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …1866 Amer. dial.
– WITCH’S LIGHT a will-o’-the-wisp …1965 Amer. dial.


WILLOW – NOUNS
CAMBRIDGE-OAK the willow tree ….1790 Eng. dial. sl.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE OAK the willow tree ….1826 Eng. dial. sl.
PALM-TREE the willow …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
SALLY a generic name for the willow; a willow bough …1750 Ireland & Eng. dial.
SALLY-BED a plantation of willows …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
SALLY-WITHY the willow, Salix Caprea …1876 Eng. dial.
TASSEL-RAG the catkins of the willow, Salix Caprea …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WALLER the common willow, Salix alba …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WRIG the willow tree …1564 obs.

WILLOW – NOUNS, PERSON
SALICOLOGIST a student of or on authority on willows …1925


WILLPOWER – ADJECTIVES
BONELESS lacking backbone or willpower; weak in character …1882

WILLPOWER – NOUNS
YATTLE ambition, force, willpower …1825 Sc. obs.


WILT – VERBS
WELK of a flower, plant, etc.: to lose freshness or greenness; to become flaccid or dry; to wilt, to wither, to fade …c1250 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


WILY – ADJECTIVES
– CANNY cunning, artful, wily …a1662 Sc. obs. or arch.
– CAUTELOUS deceitful, crafty, sly, cunning, artful, wily …1380s obs. or arch.
– QUIRKIE cunning, wily, resourceful, tricky …1806 Sc.
– QUIRKSOME cunning, wily, resourceful, tricky …1896 Sc. rare
– QUIRKY cunning, wily, resourceful, tricky …1806 Sc.
– SANSHACH wily, crafty; shrewd; sarcastically clever …1808 Sc.
– SUBTLE crafty, cunning; treacherously or wickedly cunning; insidiously sly, wily …1357 obs.
– VERSUTIOUS cunning, crafty, wily …1660 obs.
– VETERATORIAN crafty, cunning, subtle, wily, sly, deceitful; gotten by long use, experienced …1656 obs.
– VULPINARY crafty, wily, artful, cunning, sly …1721 obs.
– YEPE cunning, crafty, sly, wily …c1000 obs.
 
WILY – NOUNS
– SUBTLETY a wily stratagem or trick, something craftily invented; a crafty or cunning device, an artifice …1375 obs.
 
WILY – NOUNS, PERSON
– GREEK a cunning or wily person; a cheat; a card sharper…E16 arch.