Reverse Dictionary: WIM – WIQ


WIMP – NOUNS, PERSON
CREAM PUFF a weakling; a wimp …Bk2006 US sl.
WOOFIE a wimp; a weak and cowardly person …Bk2006 Amer. teen & high school sl. 


WIN, WINNER, WINNING – ADJECTIVES
– MONEY winning …1934 Amer. sl.
– ODDS-ON favourable, sure to win …1898 US sl.
 
WIN etc. – NOUNS
– ABSO a definite winner, usually used in a sporting context …1900s sl.
– BEST GAME, THE victory in a contest, the winning position …1523 obs.
– DEAD CINCH a horse, etc. supposed to be certain to win; a thing sure to happen; an absolute certainty …20C sl.
– DEAD COP a sure way to win, or to make money …c1870 sporting sl.
– GAME victory in a contest, the winning position; generally, victory, success …a1425
– JAM a certainty of winning; clear profit …Bk1896 sl.
– NATURAL something that is sure to succeed; a winner …1920 Amer. sl.
– NOSE AND CHIN a win; a winning bet …1960s UK sl.
– REAL JAM a certainty of winning; clear profit …Bk1896 sl.
– TAKE-DOWN a win, as in gambling …L19 US sl.
– TOPS something excellent; the best; the ultimate, the winner  …1935 sl., orig. US
– W in sports: a win …1970 US sl.
 
WIN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BANGSTER one who beats his opponents; a victor, a winner, a conqueror …1820 obs. exc. Sc.
– CINCH a person or thing certain to fulfil an expectation, esp. a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event …colloq.
– GAINER a winner in a competition, game, or the like …1801 Sc. obs.
– MASTER-BEAST the most influential person; the victor, the winner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOP DOG the winner, leader, or dominant person …colloq.
– WORLD-BEATER a very effective person; a winner; a champion …1893 Amer. sl.
 
WIN etc. – VERBS
– BAG to gain, to achieve, to secure, or win for oneself, esp. after repeated attempts …1911 Amer. sl.
– BAG A TITLE to win a championship …1934 Amer. sl.
– BAG A WIN to win a game or contest …1934 Amer. sl.
– BETELL to lay claim to; to win, to rescue …c1205 obs.
– BEWIN to gain, to win, to get possession of …c1175 obs.
– BOG IT IN to win easily or perform a task easily …Aust. sl.
– BOLT HOME to win by a large margin …Aust. sl., orig. horseracing
– BOLT IN to win easily …Aust. sl., orig. horseracing
– BOLT IT IN to win easily …Aust. sl., orig. horseracing
– CARRY AWAY to win, to gain for oneself …1581 obs.
– COME OUT AHEAD to win …1930s Amer. sl.
– COME OUT ON TOP to win …1930s Amer. sl.
– COP to win, as a bet or fight …20C sl.
– FALL to have fall to one’s share; to obtain, to win, to gain …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– I-WIN to gain by struggling or fighting; to win …a1000 obs.
– KNOCK PERSIMMONS to succeed, to win, to make a profit …M19 sl.
– LUCRATE to gain, to get, to win …1623 obs.
– MOP ASS to win conclusively …1990s US sl.
– NICK IT to win, usually by good fortune or cheating …L17 sl.
– PACK IT IN to win easily …Aust. sl.
– RAKE UP THE PERSIMMONS to succeed, to win, to make a profit …M19 sl.
– RUN A SLANTER to make no effort to win …L19 sl.
– SCAGE to win …1897 Eng. dial.
– SHIT IT IN to win easily …Aust. sl.
– SKATE to win easily …1996 Sc. sl.
– STRIP THE TABLE to win all the money on the place …c1696 sl.
– TAKE THE BUN to win the prize, to get a reward, to ‘take the cake’ …1885 Amer. sl.
– TAKE THE EGG to win …L19 sl.
– TAKE THE KETTLE to win, to take the prize …L19 Can. sl.
– TOUCH THE MOPUSSES to win money at gambling …L18 sl.
– WALK to win something easily …1903 UK sl.
– WALK IN to win easily, usually in a sporting context …1930s sl.
– WALK INTO to defeat in a game of chance; to win money from …M19 sl.
– WALK IT to win easily, usually in a sporting context …1930s sl.
– WIN A PACK to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.
– WIN A PACKAGE to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.
– WIN A PACKET to win a large sum of money …1910s sl.
– WIN BY A NECK to win by next to nothing …Bk1902 sl.
– WIN IN A CANTER to come off victor with the greatest ease …1853
– YANK to earn, to win, usually money …L19 sl., orig. US


WINCE – VERBS
CRINGE to wince in embarrassment or distaste …colloq.
QUETCH of persons or animals: to move the body or any part of it; to stir; in later use, to shrink, to wince, to twitch with pain, and usually in negative clauses …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
QUINCH to move, to stir, to make a slight noise; to start, to flinch, to wince …1530 obs. exc. Amer. dial.
QUITCH of persons or animals: to move the body or any part of it; to stir; in later use, to shrink, to wince, to twitch with pain, and usually in negative clauses …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
SCRINGE;  SKRINGE to flinch; to cringe; to shrink, as from pain, cold, or fear; to flinch; to wince; to shrivel, as with sharp cold or dry head …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
WINCH to wince …1941 Amer. dial.


WIND, WINDY (weather) – ADJECTIVES
– AERISH;  AIRISH of the weather: cool, fresh, breezy, chilly …a1642 obs.
– AERY airy; breezy; exposed to the air …a1398 poetic usage, rare
– AIGRE of wind: sharp, cutting …1790 Eng. dial.
– AIRSOME of the weather: cold; windy, bracing …1863 Newfoundland usage
– BALMY of wind, air, weather: deliciously mild, fragrant, and soothing …1704
– BEATING UP said of the wind when it begins to increase …1967 Amer. dial.
– BIG of the wind: strong, violent …1641 Eng. dial.
– BLADDIN breezy, gusty …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLASTFUL full of or exposed to blasts of wind; windy, gusty …1883
– BLIRTIE of the weather: changeable, uncertain, cheerless; characterized by ‘blirts’ or gusts of wind and rain …1807 Sc.
– BLOWY gusty, blustering, windy …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLOYSTEROUS of the wind: strong, boisterous…1568 obs.
– BOISTOUS of the wind, sea, weather: rough and violent; boisterous …1470 obs.
– BOLD of wind: tempestuous …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRIEF of wind: strong, prevalent …1872 Amer. dial. arch.
– DAVID BOWIE windy …1992 UK rhyming sl. for ‘blowy’
– EASTLING of the wind: easterly …1725 Sc.
– FAVONIAN pert. to the west wind;  hence, favourable, gentle, propitious …1656
– FAVONIOUS pert. to the west wind …1692 obs.
– GUSTFUL gusty …1825 rare
– HAARY of wind: cold, piercing …1822 Sc.
– HARDEN of the weather: windy, drying; cold, bleak …1897 Eng. dial.
– HAURY of wind: cold, piercing …1822 Sc.
– HECTIC of the weather: unpleasant, windy, cloudy …1968 Amer. dial.
– HURRY-DURRY of the weather: rough, boisterous, windy, rainy; hence, impatient, irritable …1672 nautical usage, obs.
– LIVING of a gale: furious, fierce …1889 Amer. dial.
– MAD of wind, a storm, the sea: wild, violent …1594
– NAKED adj. of the wind: bleak, cold …1821
– NERKING of the wind: harsh, keen …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ONLYIN of wind: onshore, blowing in from sea …1964 Sc.
– OOBIN of the wind: moaning, howling …1891 Sc.
– QUEME protected from the wind, snug; unruffled, smooth …1674 Eng. dial.
– REE of the weather: windy, clear, and frosty …Bk1904 Sc.
– REEK windy, stormy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REEVING of wind, etc.: high, strong, powerful …1892 Sc.
– SANNYING of the wind: lasting, lingering …1855 Eng. dial.
– SCARLY of the weather: boisterous, windy, threatening rain …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCOORING showery, wet and windy …1939 Sc. 
– SCOURIE;  SCOURY;  SCOWRIE showery, having intermittent showers and gusts of wind …1865 Sc.
– SMACKING of a breeze: blowing strongly or vigorously …E19
– SPANKING of a breeze: fresh and brisk …colloq.
– TART of the wind or weather: sharp, keen, piercing, bracing …1901 Eng. dial.
– TENDER of the wind: trying, sharp, biting …1854 Eng. dial.
– TETTY of the wind: gusty, strong, boisterous …B1900 Sc.
– TEUKIN of the wind: variable, shifting …Bk1905 Sc.
– THIN of the wind or weather: cold, keen, piercing …1881 Ireland & Eng. dial.
– THUDDERING of the wind: blowing in gusts …1868 Sc.
– VARIANT of wind: changing, shifting …1847 rare
– VEERABLE of the wind: changeable, tending to veer …1670 obs.
– VENTAL pert. to the wind …1887 rare
– VENTILARY due to or caused by the wind …1683 obs.
– VENTOSAL performed or done by the wind …1782 obs.
– WADDY of the wind: puffy …Bk1905 Eng. dial. fishermen’s term
– WAFTY of the wind: that wafts a perfume …1863
– WINDY ENOUGH TO BLOW A BLUE DOG OFF ITS CHAIN extremely windy …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 
WIND etc. (weather) – ADVERBS
– HARD of the wind: fiercely, strongly …1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
WIND etc. (weather) – NOUNS
– AFER the south-west wind …1667
– ALBANY DOCTOR a refreshing cool breeze in southern Western Australia …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– ATTITUDE of the wind: direction, disposition …1950 Amer. dial.
– BAFFIN the calm between two winds …1914 Sc.
– BARCOO BUSTER a westerly wind in outback Queensland …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– BELLUM a blast, as of wind; force, impetus …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BERRY a gust or blast of wind …1598 obs.
– BINGER something sharp or pungent, as a keen wind or frost, a draught of potent beer, or ardent spirits …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BLAST-BOB the stroke of a blast of wind; a blast of wind …1582 obs.
– BLAZE a sudden blast of dry wind …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLEEZE a sudden blast of dry wind …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLENTER a boisterous, intermittent wind; a gust …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLIFFART a squall, a gust; a short and sudden fall of snow …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLINTER a gust of wind …19C Sc.
– BLORE a violent blowing; a blast of wind; a gust or gale …1559 arch.
– BLOUTER a blast of wind …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLUE BLIZZARD a cold wind from the north that brings rapidly falling temperatures …1909 Amer. dial.
– BLUE NORTHER a cold wind from the north that brings rapidly falling temperatures …1942 Amer. dial.
– BLUE-TAILED NORTHER. a cold wind from the north that brings rapidly falling temperatures …c1856 Amer. dial.
– BLUE TEXAS NORTHER a cold wind from the north that brings rapidly falling temperatures …1873 Amer. dial.
– BLUFF a gust of wind …1942 Amer. dial.
– BLUFFERT the blast sustained in meeting a rough wind or squall …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOB a gust, a blast …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOULDER a strong blast of wind …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRASH a sudden gust, shower, or thunderclap …Bk1911 Sc.
– BREEZE OF WIND a wind of moderate gale force …1945 Amer. dial.
– BULLHIDE SQUALL a bad squall or wind …1966 Amer. dial.
– BUSTER a heavy gale; a powerful or heavy wind …1848 US nautical sl.
– BUSTER a southerly wind of great violence …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– CAPFUL OF WIND a light breeze …1851 Amer. dial.
– CAT’S PAW a light wind which just ripples the surface of the water …Bk1999 
– CHANCE ALONG a fair wind with favourable weather …1975 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL-DANCER a small whirlwind; a gust of wind, esp. on water …1925 Amer. dial.
– DEVIL DERVISH a small whirlwind; a gust of wind, esp. on water …1967 Amer. dial.
– DRIFT-WIND a wind that drives or impels …a1625 obs.
– EASTER the east wind …1892 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– ELBOW-WIND a wind blowing sideways …a1722
– EMMUT of the wind: stroke, full force …1810 Eng. dial.
– FACE-WIND a wind blowing against one’s face …a1722 obs.
– FAFFLE a light intermittent wind, blowing in gentle puffs …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FALL-WIND a sudden gust ..1867 nautical usage
– FAVONIUS the west wind, Zephyr …1549 poetic or mythical
– FLAKE a gust of wind …1626 obs.
– FLUSTER-BLUSTER a ‘blustering’ wind; a blusterer …1708 nonce-word obs.
– FUFF a puff of wind…1535 chiefly Sc.
– GALDER high, roaring wind; a strong gust of wind; a strong breeze …1929 Sc.
– GALERN the North wind …1693 obs.
– GANDAGUSTER a strong, sudden gust of wind; a strong, sweeping wind; a storm, esp. of short duration …1899 Sc.
– GANDIEGOW a squall of wind and rain; a heavy shower …1908 Sc.
– GATHERED WINDS eddy-winds, cross currents of wind …1819 Sc.
– GUSH the rustling sound of wind among trees …1866
– HAAR a cold, easterly wind …1777 Sc.
– HACK broken water, a choppy sea; a stiff or contrary wind which causes the sea to rise …1908 Sc.
– HALF-WIND a side-wind …1859 nautical usage, obs.
– HAUGHTY WEATHER windy weather …1787 Eng. dial. obs.
– HAUGULL a cold damp wind blowing from the sea during summer …Bk1902 Sc.
– HAWK, THE the wind, esp. that of winter; cold weather; winter …1946 Amer. dial.
– HAWKINS the wind, esp. that of winter; cold weather; winter …1958  Amer. dial.
– HELL-SNORTER a destructive wind that blows straight …1967 Amer. dial.
– HUFF-GALE a strong wind …1583 obs.
– JACK NORTHWESTER the northwest wind …1749
– KATRISPER a very strong gale, a storm of wind …1929 Sc.
– LAAR a soft, gentle breeze …1866 Sc.
– LADY’S WIND a gentle breeze …1886 nautical usage
– LAND-BREEZE a breeze blowing from the land seawards …1667
– LAND-LASH a heavy fall of rain accompanied by high wind …1820 Sc.
– LAND-TURN a land-breeze …1676 obs.
– LIVE STORM a gale with rain or snow …1975 Amer. dial.
– LIVING GALE a furious gale …1889 Amer. dial.
– MACKEREL-BREEZE a breeze that ruffles the water, so as to favour the catching of mackerel …1751
– MACKEREL-GALE a strong breeze such as mackerel are best caught in …1577-87
– NIRL a cold, biting wind …1908 Sc. 
– NORTHER a cold wind from the north …1827 US sl.
– OAGIN the moaning of the wind …1896 Sc.
– OLD BAGS the wind …1881 Eng. dial.
– OLD HOUSE THACK the wind …1872 Eng. dial.
– OMPLUST a gale, a breeze …1897 Sc.
– ONPLAST a sudden, fierce gale of wind …1908 Sc.
– ON-PLUST a gale, a breeze …1897 Sc.
– ORAGE a violent or tempestuous wind; a storm …c1477 obs.
– PALEFACE a northeast wind with no rain …1970 Amer. dial.
– PUFT a puff of wind …LME obs.
– QUALL a lull, in wind or storm …1908 Sc.
– QUALM a sudden onset of wind …1865 Sc.
– RACK a rush of wind; a gale, a storm …c1400 obs. rare
– RAGE a fierce blast of wind …c1386 obs. rare
– RAIN-SOU the slight moaning of the wind on a cloudy day betokening rain …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– REEVER anything large and quickly moving, as a blazing fire, a high wind, a swift boat …Bk1904 Sc.
– REEVING-WIND a high wind …Bk1904 Sc.
– SAB the noise made by a gust of wind or by the rise and fall of the sea …1820 Sc.
– SAIL of the wind: direction, quarter, course …1896 Eng. dial.
– SAVOUR a gentle breeze …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCAIL-WIND a scattering wind …1709 Sc. obs.
– SCALE the sound of waves breaking upon the shore; a hurricane, a scattering wind or storm …1790 Sc.
– SCALE-WIND a scattering wind; a hurricane …1709 Sc.
– SCOORIE a shower; a sudden gust of wind accompanied by rain …1895 Sc.
– SCOUR a shower; a sudden gust of wind accompanied by rain …1895 Sc.
– SCOUTHER;  SCOWTHER a slight, flying shower; a storm of rain or wind …1868 Sc.
– SEA TURN a wind off the ocean, often accompanied by fog or rain …1690 Amer. dial.
– SKAIL the sound of waves breaking upon the shore; a hurricane, a scattering wind or storm …1790 Sc.
– SKIFF a light gust of wind or shower of rain, etc. …1819 Sc.
– SKOUR a shower; a sudden gust of wind accompanied by rain …1895 Sc.
– SKYLE the sound of waves breaking upon the shore; a hurricane, a scattering wind or storm …1790 Sc.
– SKY-ORGAN the wind …1837 nonce use
– SNIFFLER a strong, smart, or brisk breeze or wind …1768
– SOUTHERLY BUSTER a piercingly cold southerly wind of great violence …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– TEAT a draught of wind …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TEATING the whistling of the wind …B1900 Eng. dial.
– TEMPESTY a gale of wind …1868 Eng. dial.
– THUD a blast or gust of wind …1822 Sc.
– TIFT a puff, breath, or slight blast of wind …a1765 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TIRL a gentle breeze …1800 Sc. obs.
– UMPLIST a sudden outburst of wind and rain …1899 Sc.
– UNGASTO a contrary wind …1899 Sc.
– VEIN a current of wind; the track in which this moves …1792
– VENT a wind …1580 obs.
– VENTILATION a stir or motion of the air; a current of air; a breeze …1456 obs.
– WAFF a puff, passing gust, or sudden blast of wind or air …1686 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WAFFLE a puff or weak gust of wind …1898 Sc.
– WAFFLE a tossing about, as in a high wind …1899 Sc.
– WAFTURE something carried by the breeze …1817
– WAG OF AIR a breath of air; a slight wind …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALLERD the wind …1821 Eng. dial.
– WHIRL-BLAST a whirlwind, a hurricane; a storm of wind …1798
– WHITE GALE a windstorm on the water with rough seas, a clear sky, and no precipitation …1986 Amer. dial.
– WILLAWAW;  WILLIWAW a sudden violent wind or windstorm …1896 Amer. dial.
– WOOLLY a sudden violent wind or windstorm …1886 Amer. dial.
 
WIND etc. (weather) – PHRASES
– OLD WOMAN’S LUCK having the wind in one’s face both going and returning …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WIND IS BLOWING THE WIND ABOUT, THE the wind is very boisterous …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
WIND etc. (weather) – VERBS
– ART of the wind: to blow from a certain quarter …1805 Sc.
– BACKEN AROUND of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1903 Amer. dial.
– BACKEN IN of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1903 Amer. dial.
– BACKEN ROUND of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1903 Amer. dial.
– BACKEN UP of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1903 Amer. dial.
– BACK IN of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1951 Amer. dial.
– BACK ROUND of the wind: to shift in a counterclockwise direction …1871 Amer. dial.
– BATE of the wind: to diminish; to fall off …1939 Amer. dial.
– BECKON BACK of the wind: to change direction …1931 Amer. dial.
– BLAD of wind and rain: to beat against, to drive in gusts …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BLAISTER to blow with violence …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLEFFART of the wind: to bluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLIFFART of the wind: to bluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLOW GREAT GUNS of wind: to blow tempestuously
– BLOW LIKE THE OLD HARRY of the wind: to blow very hard …1965 Amer. dial.
– BLOW TOMAHAWKS of the wind: to blow with cutting violence …1883
– BLUFFERT of the wind: to bluster …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOWSE to rush like the wind …Bk1911 Sc.
– BREEZEN of a wind: to increase considerably in strength, often to gale force …1945 Amer. dial.
– BREEZEN ON of a wind: to increase considerably in strength, often to gale force …1942 Amer. dial.
– BREEZE ON of a wind: to increase considerably in strength, often to gale force …1903 Amer. dial.
– BREEZE UP of a wind: to increase considerably in strength, often to gale force …1752 Amer. dial.
– BREEZE UP FRESH of a wind: to increase considerably in strength, often to gale force …1942 Amer. dial.
– BRISK UP of the wind: to increase in strength …1939 Amer. dial.
– CEASE of wind: to decrease …1939 Amer. dial.
– CHANGE OFF of the wind: to alter in direction; to decrease in velocity …1954 Amer. dial.
– DACHEN of wind: to lull or abate …1866 Sc.
– DANDLE to toss about in the wind …1927 Sc.
– FAIR DOWN of the wind: to decrease …1939 Amer. dial.
– FAN of the wind: to blow …1671 rare
– FLY ABOUT of the wind: to change frequently during a short space of time …1855
– GALDER of the wind: to blow hard, to bluster …1908 Sc.
– GURL of the wind: to roar; to howl …1790 obs. exc. Sc.
– HAUL of the wind or clouds: to change direction, to shift, to veer …1769
– HAUL ABOUT of wind or clouds: to change direction, to shift …1968 Amer. dial.
– HAUL OFF of wind or clouds: to change direction, to shift …1858 Amer. dial.
– HAUL ROUND of wind or clouds: to change direction, to shift …1864 Amer. dial.
– LAY of the wind, weather: to be violent …c1475 obs.
– LET DOWN of wind: to abate …1973 Amer. dial.
– LIE of the wind: to abate …1806 Amer. dial.
– LIE DOWN of the wind: to abate …1966 Amer. dial.
– LIE LOW of the wind: to abate …1986 Amer. dial.
– LODGE of wind or rain: to beat down or flatten …1828 Amer. dial.
– MAKE THIN LININGS of the wind: to be cold and piercing …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MILD of a wind or storm: to diminish or decrease …1956 Amer. dial.
– MILD DOWN of a wind or storm: to diminish or decrease …1970 Amer. dial.
– QUAIL to quiet down; to lull, to abate, esp. of the wind …1897 Sc.
– QUALL of wind, etc.: to lull, to abate …1824 Sc.
– RAKE of the wind: to blow gently …1854 Sc.  
– RAVE of wind: to make a wild, rushing sound …1785 Sc.
– SAG of wind or water: to fall, subside …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SAMP of the wind or the sea: to lull …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– TEMPEST of the wind: to blow roughly …1875 Eng. dial.
– THUD to fall heavily; to move quickly; of wind: to blow in gusts; to rush with a hollow sound …1800 Sc. obs.
– TIRL of the wind: to change, to veer …1825 Sc.
– VENTILATE of wind: to blow away something; to scatter …a1440 obs.
– WAFF of the wind: to blow …c1440 chiefly Sc. obs.
– WAFFLE of the wind: to blow in gusts, esp. from different directions …1973 Sc.
– WALLOW of wind: to whirl, to blow gustily …1362
– WAP of the wind: to blow in gusts; of a cloth: to flap in the wind; of wings: to flap, to beat …a1300 obs.
– WARBLE of a small stream: to make melody as it flows; also, of the wind …1579 poetic usage


WIND (entwine) – VERBS
FANKLE to entangle, to twist, to knot; to coil, to wind; to disorder …1887 Sc.
RANGLE to entwine, to entangle, to wind about …1825 Eng. dial.
THRAMLE to wind; to reel …1804 Sc. obs.
UMWRITHE to wind round, to entwine …a1340 obs.
WINGLE to wind in and out, to wind and twist, to meander …1913 Amer. dial.


WINDFALL – NOUNS
ACCIDENCY a fortuitous circumstance or acquisition; a chance; a windfall …1864 obs.
BIKE a windfall, an unexpected good fortune …Bk1898 Sc.
LANDFALL a windfall …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
MELON an especially unexpected profit; a windfall; in finance, an extra dividend …1934 Amer. sl.
NEIVE-SHAKING a windfall; something dropped from the hand of another …Bk1905 Sc.
PEELED EGG a windfall …1864 Sc.


WINDING – ADJECTIVES
– CRINGLE-CRANGLE winding in and out, having twists and turns …1606 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GOGLIN winding …1973 Amer. dial.
– LABYRINTHAL labyrinthine …1669 rare
– LABYRINTHIAL labyrinthine …a1550 obs.
– LABYRINTHIAN labyrinthine …1588
– LABYRINTHIC labyrinthine …1641
– LABYRINTHICAL labyrinthine …1641 rare
– LABYRINTHINE having many intricate turnings or windings …1747
– QUAVE zigzag, winding …1818 Sc. obs.
– RABBLING winding, irregular, zigzag …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RANGLING twining, rambling, winding; esp. said of plants …1863 Eng. dial.
– SINUATED sinuous, winding …1858
– SINUOSE full of bends or windings; sinuous …1829
– TIRLIE-WIRLIE;  TIRLY-WIRLY intricate, twisting, winding …1816 Sc.
– TWISTY-WISTY in a twisting or winding manner …1892 nonce word
 
WINDING – NOUNS
– RANGLE a winding …1825 Eng. dial.
– RANGLING a winding …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SINUOSITY the quality of being sinuous or winding in and out …1598
 
WINDING – VERBS
– SCAMANDER of persons: to wander about, to take devious or winding course …M19 sl.
– SINUATE to creep or crawl in a winding course …1848 rare


WINDMILL – NOUNS
ARM any of the sails or blades of a windmill; usually plural …1724
VAN a sail of a windmill …1837
VANE a sail of a windmill …1581
WAN the sail of a windmill …1766 obs.

WINDMILL – NOUNS, PERSON
WINDMILLER a cowboy who kept the windmills in repair …Bk1936 US cowboy usage 
WINDMILL MONKEY a man who oils and repairs windmills, because he has to do considerable climbing to do the job well …Bk1945 US Western sl.


WINDOW – ADJECTIVES
– QUARRELLED of a window: having panes …1895 Eng. dial.
– QUARREL-PANED of a window: having diamond-shaped panes …1868 Eng. dial.
 
WINDOW – NOUNS
– ANGEL’S LACE the pattern formed by ice on the inside of a window pane …1968 Amer. dial.
– BATTER a board used to cover a window before a hurricane or storm …1982 Bahamas
– BLIND-WINDOW an imitation window in a wall …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOBS window shades …1916 Amer. dial.
– EYETHIRL a window …a1225 obs.
– FAIRY PICTURE a pattern formed by ice on the inside of a window …1967 Amer. dial.
– FAIRY TRACK a pattern formed by ice on the inside of a window …1967 Amer. dial.
– FAIRY WORK a pattern formed by ice on the inside of a window …1967 Amer. dial.
– GLAZE a window …L17 sl.
– HAZY-GAZY a window …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– JENNYLINDA a window …Bk1896 rhyming sl.  
– JUMP a window …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– JUT-WINDOW a jutting or projecting window; a bay window …1693 obs. rare
– LUTHERN a dormer-window …1669
– PANEL a window-pane …1727-41 obs.
– POLLY FLINDER a window …L19 Cockney rhyming sl.
– SAFE-BROD a window shutter …1729 Sc. obs.
– TOMMY TRINDER a window …1990s rhyming sl. for ‘window pronounced as winder’
– VENTANA a window …1670
– WINDOLET a small window …1592 obs.
– WINDOW-CLOTHES window curtains …1584-5 obs.
 
WINDOW – NOUNS, PERSON
– FACE AT THE WINDOW, THE someone looking through or even merely appearing at a window …L19
– WINDOW-DROPPER one who drops from a window, though strictly it would mean one who drops a window …Bk1881
– WINDOW-KEEKER an official appointed to ascertain the number of windows in a house in the days of the window-tax …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– WINDOW-LOOKER an official appointed to ascertain the number of windows in a house in the days of the window-tax …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– WINDOW-PEEPER an official appointed to ascertain the number of windows in a house in the days of the window-tax …1744 Eng. dial. obs.
– SHINER a window cleaner …1958 Brit. sl.
 
WINDOW – VERBS
– GAG to prop open a window …1604 obs.
– MILL A GLAZE to smash a window …L17 sl.
– NICK to break a window by throwing stones at it …1717 sl. obs. rare
– WAIVE UP to throw open a window, etc. …a1300 obs.


WINDPIPE – NOUNS
– BALLIS-PIPE the windpipe …1863 Eng. dial.
– CACKER the gullet; the windpipe …1790 Eng. dial.
– GO-FETCH-‘ER the throat as a whole; the gullet, the windpipe, the Adam’s apple …c1940 Amer. dial.
– GO-FETCH-IT the throat as a whole; the gullet, the windpipe, the Adam’s apple …1968 Amer. dial.
– GOOZEM PIPE the throat as a whole, or the gullet, the windpipe, or Adam’s apple …1965 Amer. dial.
– GOOZLE the throat; the gullet; the windpipe; the neck …1883 Amer. dial.
– GOOZLEM the throat as a whole, or the gullet, the windpipe, or Adam’s apple …1942 Amer. dial.
– GOOZLE PIPE the throat as a whole, or the gullet, the windpipe, or Adam’s apple …1965 Amer. dial.
– GOOZLER the throat as a whole, or the gullet, the windpipe, or Adam’s apple …1965 Amer. dial.
– GOZZLE the throat as a whole, or the gullet, the windpipe, or Adam’s apple …1906 Amer. dial.
– HALSE the throat, the gullet; the windpipe …c1440 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAUSE the throat, the gullet, the windpipe …1721 Sc.
– HAYEL the windpipe …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KECKCORN the gullet; the windpipe …1790 Eng. dial.
– KECKER the gullet; the windpipe …1790 Eng. dial.
– KEEKHORN the gullet; the windpipe …1790 Eng. dial.
– OOZEN the throat, the windpipe …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OOZLE the windpipe …1867 Eng. dial.
– OOZLE-PIPE the windpipe …1867 Eng. dial.
– ORGAN-PIPE the windpipe, the throat, the voice …M19 sl.
– THRAP the windpipe; the throat …Bk1905 N. Ireland
– THRAPPLE;  THROPPLE the windpipe; the throat; the neck …1796 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– THROTTLE the throat; the windpipe …1833 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TRAPPLE the windpipe; the throat; the neck …1796 Sc.
– WEZZEN;  WIZZEN;  WOOZEN;  WOZZEN the throat, the windpipe, the gullet …1858 Amer. dial.


WIND SURFING – NOUNS, PERSON
WIND-BONKER a wind surfer …Bk2004 UK surfing sl.
WINDIE a wind surfer …1994 NZ sl.
WIND-WANKER a wind surfer …Bk2004 Brit. surfing sl.


WINDY – see WIND


WINE – ADJECTIVES
– BACCHANT wine-loving …1800
– BANQUET a wine-drinking carousal …1535 obs.
– BLUE WINE homemade wine from concord grapes …1967 Amer. dial.
– CHATEAUED very drunk on wine …1980s society sl.
– DUSTY of wine: containing sediment …1886
– FAT of wine or ale: fruity, full-bodied, sugary …1609 obs.
– GLUGGABLE of wine: easy and pleasant to drink …colloq.
– INVINATE embodied or included in wine …M16 obs. rare
– LUSTY of beer or wine: strong, powerful …a1640 obs.
– OENOPOETIC pert. to wine-making …1894
– QUALLY of wine: turbid, cloudy …a1700 obs. rare
– QUICK of wine and other liquors: brisk, effervescent …1620 obs.
– RACY of wine or other liquors, vegetable juices, fruits, etc.: having a characteristically excellent taste, flavour or quality …1654
– RAZY of wine or other liquors, vegetable juices, fruits, etc.: having a characteristically excellent taste, flavour or quality …1654
– SILKEN of wine: mellow, silky …a1704
– SKINKING supplying with wine …1582
– VINOMADEFIED soaked with wine …1652 rare
 
WINE – NOUNS
– ABO’S HANDBAG any form of boxed rather than bottled wine …2000s Aust. sl.
– ADDLE the dry lees of wine …1731
– ATOM-BOMBO strong, cheap wine …1940s Aust. sl.
– BACCHUS wine or intoxicating liquor personified …c1640 obs.
– BACCHUS’ DEW the juice of the grape, wine, or other fermented or distilled drink …1559
– BACCHUS OIL spirituous liquor, wine, whisky, etc. …1714 Sc.
– BAMBOO JUICE wine …World War II Amer. sl.
– BELLY WASHER a nickname for wine …1966 Amer. dial.
– BERRIES wine …1980s African-American sl.
– BERRIES, THE wine …1980s African-American sl.
– BIG MAN a gallon of wine …1970 Amer. dial.
– BLOOD red wine …1966 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
– BLOOM the perfume exhaled from wine, bouquet …1888
– BOMBO cheap wine, often fortified …1942 Aust. sl.
– BULL’S-EYE a glass of port …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– CABS wines produced from ‘cabernet’ grapes …1996 NZ sl.
– CAB SAV cabernet sauvignon wine …1990 Aust. & NZ sl.
– CALCATORY a winepress, where the grapes are trodden …c1420 obs. rare
– CALIFORNIA COFFEE inexpensive wine …1976 US sl.
– CALVIN KLEIN wine …1990s rhyming sl.
– CARDINAL mulled red wine …1861
– CHATEAU CARDBOARD wine sold in 2.5 or 5 litre (4 1/2 – 9 pint) containers, placed in a cardboard box …1980s Aust. S. Afr.
– CHATEAU DE CARDBOARD cask wine …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CLEANSKIN an unlabelled bottle of wine …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– COAL TAR wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DAGO an inferior red wine …19C sl.
– DAGO RED Italian red wine, usually Chianti; thus, the cheap, home-produced red wine made by Italian families and merchandised, during Prohibition, by Italian gangsters …1906 sl.
– DAGO WINE cheap red wine …1965 Amer. dial.
– DALLY PLONK cheap wine manufactured by Dalmatian (i.e. Balkan) settlers …1950s NZ sl.
– DARK cheap red wine …1950s Aust. sl.
– DUCK inexpensive wine …1972 US sl.
– EBULUM elderberry wine …1713 obs.
– ELBOW the conical hollow in the bottom of a wine bottle …1877 Eng. dial.
– EYE LOTION wine available only in a small quantity …1943 sl. rare
– FOGRAM wine, beer, or spirits of indifferent quality; any kind of liquor …1867 nautical sl.
– FOURPENNY DARK cheap wine (orig. as served in a miniature mug with a handle) …1955 Aust. sl.
– GARDEVIN a big-bellied wine bottle …1805 Sc.
– GARDEVINE a wine bottle; a square bottle, generally holding two quarts …1763 Sc. obs.
– GARDYVEEN a big-bellied wine bottle …1805 Sc.
– GUTROT cheap wine or spirits; inferior liquor …1910s sl.
– HAFFIE a half bottle of spirits or wine …1970s S. Afr. sl.
– HALF-AND-HALF a mixture of wine and whisky …E19 sl.
– HANDBAG any form of boxed rather than bottled wine …2000s Aust. sl.
– INK red wine … World War I Amer. sl.
– JEROBOAM a very large wine-bottle …1816
– KILL-PREACHER port wine; also whisky …L18 sl.
– KILL-PRIEST port wine; also whisky …L18 sl.
– LADY WINE a sweet wine …1968 Amer. dial.
– LAG weak liquor or wine …17C sl.
– LALL-SHRAUB claret, red Bordeaux …L18 Anglo-Indian
– LEGS in wine tasting: the liquid trails that cling briefly to the sides of a glass after the wine has been swirled …1971
– LIZZIE wine from Lisbon …1934 sl.
– LOG-JUICE a cheap port wine …M19 sl.
– LUNATIC SOUP cheap red wine …1941 Aust. sl.
– LYAEUS a surname of Bacchus; hence, used for wine …1602
– MAD DOG Mogen David, trademark name of a brand of inexpensive red wine …1974 Amer. sl.
– MAD DOG 20-20 Mogen David, trademark name of a brand of inexpensive red wine …1974 Amer. sl.
– MAGNUM BONUM a bottle containing two quarts of wine or spirits or the contents of it …c1755 Sc.
– MICKEY a small bottle of wine …Bk1990 Amer. sl.
– MUSCADOODLE cheap muscatel wine …1950s US sl.
– NECTAR any delicious wine or other drink …1583
– NELLIE;  NELLY cheap wine …1935 Aust. sl.
– NELLY’S DEATH cheap wine …1935 Aust. sl.
– NOSE the bouquet of a wine …1936
– OENOLOGY the knowledge or study of wines …1814
– OENOMANIA a mania or insane craving for wine or other intoxicating drink …1880
– OIL wine …M19 sl.
– OLD MAN’S MILK wine …E19 sl.
– PAINT cheap red wine …1930s Aust. sl.
– PINKIE;  PINKY cheap or inferior wine …1897 sl., chiefly Aust.
– PLINK very low-quality wine …1943 Aust. sl.
– PLONK cheap wine of an inferior quality; also, wine or alcohol of any kind …1927 colloq., orig. Aust.
– PLUCK wine …1960s Amer. sl.
– POCULATION drinking of wine or other intoxicating liquor …1837 nonce word
– POP WINE sweet wine with a low alcohol content …20C US sl.
– QUALLY cloudy, sour wine …L17 sl.
– RAILROAD WHISKY cheap wine, esp. Santa Fe Tokay …1970s African-American sl.
– RED BIDDY cheap red wine; also, a drink made from wine and methylated spirit …1928 sl.
– RED INK cheap red wine …1919 sl., chiefly US
– RED NED cheap wine, or other similar drink …1941 Aust. & NZ sl.
– RISE AND SHINE wine …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– RIVER TYNE wine, esp. inferior wine …1992 US rhyming sl.
– ROUGE red wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RUBY red wine …1671 rare
– SALLET a measure for wine …1600 jocular
– SATIN Italian Swiss Colony Silver Satin wine mixed with lemon juice …1970s African-American sl.
– SCARLET RUNNER cheap red wine …1940s Aust. sl.
– SCREECH cheap, inferior liquor; fortified wine …1902 US sl.
– SCREW a bottle of wine …1827 Ireland
– SHOESTRING red wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SILK AND TWINE wine …1920s US rhyming sl.
– SILKEN TWINE wine …Bk1942 Amer. rhyming sl.
– SMASH alcohol; esp. applied to wine …1959 Amer. sl.
– SNEAKY PETE a cheap fortified wine sold in pint bottles called ‘jugs’ …1940s Amer. sl.
– SNEAKY PETE any cheap and inferior wine …1940s Amer. sl.
– SNEAKY PETE marijuana mixed in wine …1955 US sl.
– SPEEDBALL a glass of wine, specifically one strengthened with additional alcohol …1926 US sl.
– STEAM cheap wine laced with methylated spirit …1941 Aust. & NZ sl.
– STICKY a sweet wine; a dessert wine …1982
– STRING AND TWINE wine …1920s US rhyming sl.
– SUCK wine or strong drink; tipple …a1700 sl. obs.
– TANGLEFOOT strong, homemade wine …1986 Amer. dial.
– THIRD-RAIL strong wine …1926 Amer. tramps’ sl.
– THIRD RAIL WINE strong wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ULLAGE the amount of wine or other liquor by which a cask or bottle falls short of being quite full …1444
– ULLAGE wine left in the bottoms of glasses at a public dinner …1874 sl.
– VAPPA flat or sour wine …1629 rare
– VAPPE flat or sour wine …1660 obs. rare
– VEENO wine, often inferior wine …1919 sl.
– VIN BLANC cheap white wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– VIN BLANK cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VIN BLINC cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VIN BLONG cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VINE, THE wine …1970s African-American sl.
– VINEGAR BLINK white wine (French ‘vin blanc’) … World War I Amer. sl.
– VING BLONG cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VINO wine, often inferior wine …1919 sl.
– VINO a glass of wine …1990s Aust. sl.
– VIN ROUGE cheap red wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– VINRUGE cheap red wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– VON BLINK cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VONBLONG cheap white wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– VONGROOGE cheap red wine …1910s sl., orig. military
– WHITE INK white wine …World War I Amer. sl.
– WHITE VINEGAR cheap white wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– WINEACHE a hangover from wine; severe intestinal pain resulting from overindulging in wine, esp. cheap wine …20C US sl.
– WINE OF ONE EAR good wine …1653 obs.
– WINO wine …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 
WINE – NOUNS, PERSON
– ADMIRAL OF THE RED a punning term applied to a wine-bibber whose face and nose are very red …Bk1894 sl., chiefly nautical usage
– GRAPE a wine drunkard …1977 US sl.
– MEROBIBE one who drinks pure wine without a mixture of water …1727 obs.
– MISS ROMA a White wino …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– MISSION BELL a drinker of cheap wine …Bk1962 Amer. shipbuilding usage
– MUSCATEER a drinker of cheap muscat wine …1930s Aust. sl.
– OENOLOGIST a connoisseur in wines …1865
– OENOMANIAC a person having an insane craving for wine or other intoxicating drink …1857
– OENOPHILIST a lover of wine …1859
– OENOPHOBIST one who has dread of or an aversion to wine …1867
– OINOMANIAC a person having an insane craving for wine or other intoxicating drink …1857
– OINOPHOBIST one who has dread of or an aversion to wine …1867
– PLONKO someone with a taste for cheap or inferior wine …1963 Aust. sl.
– SPANISH POUCH applied in contempt to a vintner …Bk1911
– TASTER a wine expert …Bk2000 
– VINIPOTE a wine drinker …1623 rare
– WINE DOT a habitual drinker of cheap wine …1940 Aust. sl.
– WINEEO a wino …1949 Amer. sl. 
– WINE HEAD a drunkard who favours wine …1962 US sl.
– WINE SNOB a man who uses a knowledge of wine, often imperfect, to impress others with a sense of his superiority …1951 
– WINO a habitual excessive drinker of cheap wine or other alcohol, esp. one who is destitute …1915 sl., orig. US
 
WINE – VERBS
– BELT THE GRAPE to drink wine or liquor heavily and become intoxicated …Bk2006 US sl.
– DAMASK to warm wine …L17 sl.
– DRINK OUT OF THE ISLAND to drink out of a wine bottle (the island being the rising bottom of a wine bottle) …Bk1896 sl.
– LAG to water down or adulterate wine or spirits …16C sl.
– SUCK THE MONKEY to drink wine or spirits from a cask (esp. surreptitiously) through a straw or tube inserted in a small hole; to drink wine from the bottle; hence, to tipple …1785 rare


WING – NOUNS
FAN a wing …1640 poetic usage
FEATHERS wings …c850 obs.

WING – VERBS
WAP of the wind: to blow in gusts; of a cloth: to flap in the wind; of wings: to flap, to beat …a1300 obs.


WINK – NOUNS
BLINK a glance; a glimpse; a wink …Bk1911 Sc.

WINK – VERBS
BAT to wink; to shut the eyes …1838
BAT THE EYES to wink …1846 
BLENK to shine; to glimmer; to wink …Bk1911 Sc.
BLINK to wink, to cause to wink …Bk1911 Sc.
NICTITATE to wink …1822-34 rare
SQUINNY to laugh broadly; to smile or wink …B1900 Amer.
TIP A NOD to give a wink to a person as a private signal or warning …1861
TIP THE WINK to give a wink to a person as a private signal or warning …1676
TWINK to wink, to blink …c1400 obs.


WINNER – see WIN


WINNING – see WIN


WINSOME – ADJECTIVES
GAININ’ winning, winsome, lovable; ingratiating …1731 Sc.


WINTER, WINTRY – ADJECTIVES
– BACKENDISH of weather: proper to autumn or winter; autumnal, wintry, rough …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– HIBERNAL pert. to or proper to winter; appearing in winter …E17
– HIEMAL belonging to winter …M16 now rare
– HIEMATICAL belonging to winter …1632 obs. rare
– HYEMAL belonging to winter …M16 rare
– OPEN of the winter: mild, not frosty; without snow …1886 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
WINTER etc. – NOUNS
– BLUE-DAY a day which is bleak and frosty; a clear, cold, wintry day …Bk1911 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– DEAD TIME OF YEAR, THE mid-winter …Bk1900 Sc.
– DEEP the middle of winter, or of night, when the cold, stillness, or darkness it most intense; the ‘depth’ …1530 obs.
– EQUALIZER a severe winter …1964 Amer. dial.
– GANDAYS;  GAUNDAYS the last fortnight of winter (last two weeks of January), and the first fortnight of spring …1825 Sc. obs.
– HAWK, THE the wind, esp. that of winter; cold weather; winter …1946 Amer. dial.
– HAWKINS the wind, esp. that of winter; cold weather; winter …1958  Amer. dial.
– HIBERNACLE a winter retreat …E18
– HIBERNACULUM a greenhouse for wintering plants …L17 obs.
– LADENIN TIME the time of laying in winter provisions …Bk1902 Sc.
– KING WINTER winter …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– NORWEGIAN SUMMER a mild winter …1950 Amer. dial.
 
WINTER etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– SNOWBIRD a fan of winter weather and/or winter sports …1920s US sl.
 
WINTER etc. – PHRASES
– BETWEEN GRASS AND HAY between summer and winter …1968 Amer. dial.
– NE’ER CAST A CLOUT TILL MAY IS OUT – do not stop wearing warm winter clothes until the end of May …Bk1999 
 
WINTER etc. – VERBS
– EAT SNOWBALLS to stay in the north during the winter – many tramps wintered in the warmer south …1930s US tramps’ sl.
– GO OUT to emerge from winter quarters …1939 Amer. dial.
– HIEMATE;  HYEMATE to pass the winter, to hibernate …1623 rare
– LATIBULIZE to retire into a hiding place or retreat for the winter …1802 rare


WIPE, WIPING – NOUNS
ABSTERSION the act or process of wiping clean; cleansing, scouring …1543
DIGHT a wipe, a clean …1826 Sc. & Eng. dial.
FASH-RAG a pocket-handkerchief; a cloth used for wiping …Bk1900 Eng. dial.

WIPE etc. – VERBS
ABSTERGE to wipe away; to wipe clean; to cleanse …1541
ABSTERSE to wipe away; to wipe clean; to cleanse …1646 obs. rare
DIGHT to wipe, to cleanse by wiping …1684 Sc. & Eng. dial.
EXTERSE to wipe off or out …1727 obs.
FILE to wipe or mop floors or tables …1850 Amer. dial.
PASS to wipe, to rub …1968 Amer. dial.