WOUND, WOUNDED, WOUNDING – ADJECTIVES
– ANGRY of a wound or sore: inflamed, red …1884 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– BONNY of a wound: healthy …Bk1911 Sc.
– CLICKED IT got killed; was wounded … World War I Amer. sl.
– CUTTED wounded, mutilated, etc. by cutting; castrate; carved, sculptured, engraved …1438 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– ELDRITCH of a sore or wound: painful, fretted …1808 Sc. obs.
– LEAD POISONED wounded by a bullet …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– PIPPED wounded by a bullet …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– RANCOROUS of a wound or sore: festering, inflamed, full of corruption, suppurating …1660 obs.
– SAUCIATE wounded, hurt …1509 obs.
– WINGED slightly wounded …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
WOUND etc. – NOUNS
– ARR a scar or mark left by a wound …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ASSHOLE a bullet wound; a serious wound …1968 Amer. sl., esp. military
– BACON scabby biking wounds …Bk2009 mountain biking sl.
– BATTERY a mark of beating; a wound or bruise …1592 obs.
– BLANE the mark left by a wound …Bk1911 Sc.
– BLIGHTY a wound sufficiently serious to warrant return to Britain …1916 Brit. sl.
– BLIGHTY ONE a wound sufficiently serious to warrant return to Britain …1916 Brit. sl.
– CARF cutting, a cut, an incision; a wound …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DAISY-PUSHER a fatal wound …1916 army sl.
– DAYLIGHT a hole, esp. a fatal wound, made by a sword, a knife, or a bullet …1774 sl.
– DOZZLE a plug of lint or rag for stopping a wound …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– GAG a cut or crack in the hands; a deep cut or wound …Bk1900 Sc.
– GAGGER a deep, ragged cut or wound …1866 Sc.
– GAIG a deep, ragged cut or wound …1866 Sc.
– GANCH a gash or wound made by a boar’s tusk …1818 arch.
– GAP a gash or wound in the body …a1500 obs.
– GAUNCH a gash or wound made by a boar’s tusk …1818 arch.
– GEG a cut or crack in the hands; a deep cut or wound …1825 Sc.
– GUT SHOT a bullet wound in the stomach, painful and often fatal …1992 US sl.
– GUT-WINDER a bullet wound in the abdomen …1865 Amer. sl.
– HOMER a wound sufficiently serious to warrant repatriation …1942 Aust. & NZ sl.
– LEADEN TONIC a serious, esp. fatal, bullet wound …1882 Amer. West jocular
– LEAD POISONING a serious, esp. fatal, bullet wound …1883 Amer. jocular
– LESURE hurt, injury, wound …c1420 obs.
– LOUD ONE a severe wound …WWI army sl.
– MEAT SHOT a bullet wound in a muscle, not involving a bone or organ damage …1992 US sl.
– PACKET a wound …1910s sl., orig. military
– QUITTER; QUITTOR pus; suppurating matter; a purulent discharge from a wound or sore …1297 obs.
– RANCH a scratch; a flesh wound …1611 rare
– RANGLE a wound, fester; a wearisome, rankling pain …B1900 Eng. dial.
– RASPBERRY a bloody wound …1980s US college sl.
– RUNNING a sore or wound that discharges pus …c1384 obs.
– SAIR a sore; a wound, a bruise …1768 Sc.
– SAUCIATION a wounding …1658 obs. rare
– SCORE a scar or mark left by a wound, a weal …1966 Sc.
– SCRAT a scratch; a very slight wound; a scratching noise …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SKIN COMPLAINT a bullet wound …1982 US sl.
– VENOM the discharge from a sore or wound …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VENUE a thrust or hit in fencing; a stroke or wound with a weapon …1591 obs.
– VENY a hit or thrust in fencing; a wound or blow …1578 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
WOUND etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– TRAIN WRECK a horribly wounded soldier or casualty department patient …1978 US sl., orig. Vietnam medical corpsmen usage
– UNFINISHED BUSINESS a wounded rival, or a prospective gang victim, not yet killed …1931 US criminals sl.
WOUND etc. – VERBS
– ANGER of a wound: to inflame, to irritate …B1900 Eng. dial.
– BEWOUND to cover or afflict with wounds …1567 obs.
– CONTRUCIDATE to wound, murder, or kill; to assassinate …1656 obs.
– DING to wound …1968 US sl.
– FAKE to shoot, to wound, to hit or cut; to poison …E19 sl.
– FAKE ONESELF to inflict wounds or others disfigure oneself for a criminal purpose …19C sl.
– FEATHER to decorate a person with the projecting feather of an arrow; hence, to pierce, to wound …1415 obs.
– GAGGER to cut or wound deeply with the idea of a ragged edge; to cause to project, swell up …Bk1900 Sc.
– GAIG to cut or wound deeply, with the idea of a ragged edge …1866 Sc.
– GAPE of wounds, material objects, etc.: to split, to crack, to part asunder …1577
– GET A PACKET to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble …1930s sl.
– GILVER to ache, to throb (said of the head in a headache, of a wound, etc. – not of the heart or pulse) …1830 Eng. dial.
– HARROW to tear, to lacerate, to wound physically …1633
– HAVE A PACKET to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble …1930s sl.
– HEAD UP of a wound: to suppurate, to come to a head …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KNOCK KOO-KOO to render unconscious; to mortally wound; to kill … World War I Amer. sl.
– LAUNCH to pierce, to wound; to cut, to slit; to make a wound by piercing …c1400 obs.
– MAKE THE FUR FLY to claw; to scratch, to wound severely …1848 sl.
– MARTYR to inflict wounds or disfiguring blows upon; to mutilate; also, to disfigure the face with weeping …1590 obs.
– MARTYRIZE to disfigure or mutilate by the infliction of wounds or blows …1635 obs.
– NOTCH to wound …1991 US Vietnam war usage
– OFFEND to strike so as to hurt; to wound, to hurt; to give physical pain to; to harm, to injure …c1385 obs.
– PANCH to prick and work a wound to extract matter, or any foreign substance, such as a bullet or prickle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PIP to hit or wound with a shot from a gun …1900 orig. military usage
– SAUCIATE to wound, to hurt, to cut …1656 obs. rare
– VULNERATE to wound; to hurt …1599 obs.
– WING to shoot but not kill; to wound …E19 US sl.
WRAITH – NOUNS
– BARGHEST a ghost, wraith, or hobgoblin …1788 Eng. dial.
– WAFF an apparition, a wraith, a ghost; the vision of a dead or absent person …1705 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– WAFT a wraith; a supernatural appearance of one whose death is imminent …1891 Eng. dial.
WRANGLE, WRANGLER, WRANGLING – ADJECTIVES
– ALTERCATIVE characterized by disputing or wrangling …M18 obs.
– BICKERING wrangling, contentious …1807
– CAMPING wrangling, contentious, scolding …1642 obs.
– CANGLING quarrelsome, wrangling …1895 Sc.
– CONVICIATORY wrangling, railing; reproachful, abusive …1611 obs.
– JARRING quarrelling, disputing, wrangling …1628
– TOILOUS contentious, disputatious, wrangling, argumentative …c1430 obs. rare
WRANGLE etc. – ADVERBS
– DEBATEFULLY with much wrangling, contentiously …1611 obs.
WRANGLE etc. – NOUNS
– ARGIE-BARGIEMENT a wrangling; contention …Bk1911 Sc.
– ARGLE-BARGLE a disputatious argument; a bandying of words, a wrangling …a1881 chiefly Eng. dialect and Sc.
– ARGY-BARGY an argument, wrangling …1887 orig. Sc.
– BARGAINING wrangling, contest, struggle, fighting …1375 Sc. obs.
– BICKERING wrangling, altercation …1573
– BICKERMENT quarrelling, wrangling, altercation, contention, strife, conflict …1682
– BRABBLE a paltry altercation, a noisy quarrel, a wrangle …1566
– BRIBBLE-BRABBLE vain chatter or wrangling; quarrelling …?1868 obs.
– CABBY-LAB altercation, wrangling; confused speaking, many persons talking at the same time …1864 Sc.
– CABBY-LABBY altercation, wrangling; confused speaking, many persons talking at the same time …1794 Sc.
– COLLIEBUCTION a noisy squabble, a disturbance, a wrangle …1864 Sc.
– DABBER wrangling, quarreling …1866 Sc.
– DACKER a noisy, wrangling dispute …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DACKLE a wrangle; a disturbance …1923 Sc.
– DEBATE strife, contention, dissension, quarrelling, wrangling; a quarrel …a1300 arch.
– DIBBER-DABBER an uproar, accompanied with violence; a wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
– DIBBLE-DABBLE an uproar, accompanied with violence; a wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
– DIFFERING wrangling, quarrelling …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FRABBLE confused wrangling …1685 obs. rare
– FRATCH a disagreement, a quarrel, a dispute, a wrangle, brawl, a scolding match …18C chiefly Eng. dial.
– JANGLERY idle talk, babbling; wrangling …c1374 obs.
– JARRING quarrelling, disputing, wrangling …1574
– KABBIE-LABBY an altercation, wrangle, argument, dispute; confused talk …Bk1902 Sc.
– KEBBIE-LEBBIE an altercation, especially as carried on by a number of persons speaking at one time; a wrangling, a quarrelling …1794 Sc.
– NABBLE an argument, quarrel, wrangle …1876 Eng. dial.
– NARG continual grumbling, importuning, or fault-finding; peevish wrangling …1866 Sc.
– RABBLE a wrangle, quarrel, dispute …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAGGLE a wrangle, a dispute, an argument …1866 Sc.
– RALLY an angry scolding; a wrangling …Bk1905 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– SCASHLE a squabble, a wrangle; a scuffle …Bk1904 Sc.
– SKASHLE a squabble, a wrangle; a scuffle …Bk1904 Sc.
– TIPPET-SCUFFLE an ecclesiastical wrangle …1641 obs.
– WHITTLE WHANGING wrangling …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– YABBLE wrangling, altercation …1866 Sc.
– YABBLIN wrangling, altercating …1866 Sc.
– YED contention, wrangling; strife …1719 Sc.
WRANGLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BARGAINER a quarreller, a wrangler, a bully …c1500 Sc. obs.
– BARRETER a common wrangler or quarreller; one that is ever suing and molesting others without cause …Bk1719 obs.
– BRANGLER a quarrelsome, wrangling person …Bk1911 Sc.
– CANGLER a wrangler; a quarrelsome disputant …1730 Sc.
– HAFTER a caviller, a wrangler, a haggler, a dodger …1519 obs.
– RACKABITE a wrangling, tyrannical person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WRANGLE etc. – VERBS
– ARGUE-BARGUE to argue, to wrangle …1887 orig. Sc.
– ARGUFY to argue, dispute, wrangle …1804 colloq.
– ARGY-BARGY to argue, to wrangle …1887 orig. Sc.
– BACK-JAW to use abusive language towards; to wrangle …1866 Sc.
– BARGLE vb. to bandy words, to wrangle, to carry on a useless controversy …Bk1898 Sc.
– BICKER to dispute, to quarrel, to wrangle …a1450
– BRABBLE to quarrel about trifles, to quarrel noisily, to brawl, to squabble, to wrangle …c1530 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CABBLE to dispute violently, to quarrel, to wrangle …19C Sc.
– CABBY-LABBY to altercate, to wrangle …1808 Sc.
– CAFFLE to cavil, to quarrel, to wrangle …1886 Eng. dial.
– CALLET to scold, to rail, to wrangle, to grumble …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAMP to wrangle, to scold …1606 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CAMPLE to scold, bully; to retort, answer pertly; to argue or contend saucily; to wrangle or quarrel; to be sulky or cross …1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CANGLE to dispute acrimoniously; to wrangle …1619 Sc.
– CATTERBATTER to wrangle good-humouredly …19C Sc.
– CHOP LOGIC to wrangle pedantically …Bk1999
– DABBER to quarrel, to wrangle …1825 Sc.
– DABBLE to wrangle, to quarrel …1869 Sc.
– DACKER to wrangle …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DAUBLE to wrangle, to quarrel …1869 Sc.
– DEBATE to fight, to contend, to strive, to quarrel, to wrangle …c1340 obs.
– DIBBER-DABBER to wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
– DIBBLE-DABBLE to wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
– DIFFER to quarrel, to wrangle; to disagree …1849 Eng. dial.
– EAGGLE-BAGGLE to wrangle, to argue persistently …1721 Sc. obs.
– EAGGLE-BARGIN to wrangle, to argue persistently …1721 Sc. obs.
– FRABBLE to bicker, wrangle …1885 rare
– FRAPLE to dispute, to wrangle, to bluster …a1595 obs.
– FRATCH to disagree, to quarrel, to dispute; to wrangle; to scold, to find fault with …1714 chiefly Eng. dial.
– GABBLE to scold in an ill-natured way; to wrangle, to be querulous …Bk1900 Sc.
– HABBLE to quarrel, to wrangle …1808 Sc.
– HAGGLE-BARGAIN to argue, to wrangle over the price of anything …1898 Sc.
– HASSLE to quarrel or wrangle over something …M20 colloq.
– JANGLE to speak angrily, harshly, or discordantly; to grumble, to murmur, to contend, to dispute, to wrangle, to squabble …a1300 arch.
– JAR to quarrel; to argue, to dispute, to bicker, to wrangle …1550
– JAVEL to wrangle, to dispute, to quarrel …B1900 Eng. dial.
– KABBIE-LABBY to argue, to dispute, to wrangle …1898 Sc.
– KEBBIE-LEBBIE to altercate, to wrangle; to quarrel …18C Sc.
– PULL CAPS to wrangle in an unseemly way; to scuffle, to quarrel; said only of women …1763 colloq.
– RABBLE to wrangle …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RAFFLE to quarrel, to wrangle …c1750 obs. rare
– RAG to wrangle over a subject. to argue, to dispute …1889 Eng. dial. & sl.
– RAGGLE to argue, to wrangle, to dispute, to bicker, to banter …1866 Sc.
– SCABBLE to squabble, to quarrel, to wrangle acrimoniously …1804 Sc. obs.
– SCASH to wrangle …1801 Sc.
– SCASHIE to wrangle, to squabble …1898 Sc.
– SCASHLE to quarrel, to squabble, to wrangle …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASS to wrangle …1801 Sc.
– SCRAFFLE to quarrel, to wrangle, to dispute …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SKASHIE to wrangle, to squabble …1898 Sc.
– SKASHLE to quarrel, to squabble, to wrangle …Bk1904 Sc.
– SKRAFFLE to quarrel, to wrangle, to dispute …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– THREAP to argue, to dispute; to wrangle, to quarrel, to contend …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WARBLE to quarrel, to wrangle …1600 obs. rare
– YADDLE to contend, to wrangle …1825 Sc. obs.
– YAGGAZ to wrangle, to quarrel …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YAGGLE to quarrel, wrangle, bicker …B1900 Eng. dial.
– YARG to talk incessantly; to argue doggedly and tiresomely; to carp, to wrangle, to criticize …a1838 Sc.
– YED to contend, to wrangle …1570 Sc.
WRAP, WRAPPED, WRAPPER, WRAPPING – ADJECTIVES
– HAPPED covered or wrapped up with wrappings or clothes …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OBVOLVENT wrapping or folding round …1857
WRAP etc. – NOUNS
– FARDEL that in which something is wrapped; a wrapping, a wrapper …1388 obs.
– HAP a covering or wrap of any kind; a coverlet, a rug; a thick outer garment, dress, clothing …1724 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– HAPPING a covering, a wrapping, a coverlet …1801 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– LAP a wrapping round, a fold or coil …1880 Sc.
– TETHERMENT a wrapping or bandage of any kind …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TOILET a piece of stuff used as a wrapper for clothes …1540 obs.
WRAP etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– TUZZY-MUZZY a person much wrapped up …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
WRAP etc. – VERBS
– BECLIP to wrap round, to enclose, to encircle, to surround …c1000 arch.
– BEFOLD to fold up, to enfold, to wrap up, to envelop …a1000
– BEMUFFLE to wrap, to envelop …1583
– BEWRAP to wrap up, clothe, cover, envelop …c1225
– HEAL to cover; to wrap up, to tuck up the bed-clothes …1695 Eng. dial.
– LAP to wrap, to enfold, to make into a parcel …1880 Sc.
– OBVELE to wrap up, to veil, to cover …1654 obs. rare
– OBVOLVE to wrap round, to muffle up; to disguise …1623 rare
– PULL CAPS to quarrel, to wrangle, to struggle together …1763 colloq.
– SCARF to wrap, to envelop …1812 Sc. obs.
– UMBLAY to wrap round …a1300 obs.
– UMCAST to bind, to wrap round …1887 Sc.
– WADDLE to wrap up clumsily; to swaddle; to entwine …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WALLOP to wrap up, esp. to wrap up hastily and clumsily …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAP to wrap, to envelop; also, to wrap a covering about something …c1375 obs.
WRAPPING PAPER – NOUNS
– LAPPING PAPER wrapping paper …1795 Sc.
WRATH, WRATHFUL – ADJECTIVES
– IRACUND inclined to wrath; prone to anger; passionate, irascible, irritable …1821
– IROUS wrathful, angry, enraged, raging …a1300 obs.
– JEALOUS wrathful, furious, angry …1382 obs. rare
– RANTY-TANTY very angry, wrathful; in a violent passion …1846 Eng. dial.
– TEENFUL wrathful; troublesome, vexatious …1861 Sc.
– WACKER angry, wrathful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WRAW angry, wrathful, vexed, fierce; characterized by anger or ire …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
WRATH etc. – NOUNS
– GRAME anger, wrath, ire …c1000 obs.
– IRE a passion, a fit of wrath …1898 Sc.
– JEALOUSY zeal or vehemence of feeling against some person or thing; anger, wrath, indignation …c1400 obs.
– TEEN wrath, anger, rage; vexation; revenge …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
WRATH etc. – VERBS
– ACHAFE to heat, to warm; fig. to kindle anyone’s wrath; to heat with passion; to chafe …c1325 obs.
WREATH – NOUNS
– WHIP a wreath, a garland …1513 Sc. obs.
WRECK, WRECKED WRECKING – ADJECTIVES
– AWRACK wrecked; ruined …1627
– CACTUS ruined, useless, wrecked …1945 Aust. sl.
– SHAMBLED wrecked, made a shambles of …M20 US
WRECK etc. – NOUNS
– BAGWESH wreck, ruin, bankruptcy …1881 Eng. dial.
– CRACK-UP an accident; a wreck …Bk2006 US sl.
– RACKING wrecking, destruction …1689 obs.
WRECK etc. – VERBS
– BODGE (UP) to ruin; to wreck …Aust. sl.
– BUST-UP an explosion; hence, a wreck, break-up, etc …1842 US sl.
– CRACK UP to wreck …US Civil War usage
– GUM THE GAME to interfere with the smooth running of something; to spoil, to wreck …1915
– GUM THE WORKS to interfere with the smooth running of something; to spoil, to wreck …1932
– GUM UP to ruin, to spoil, to throw into confusion; to wreck …1890 Amer. sl.
– MALAFOOSTER to destroy, to wreck, to ruin …1950 Sc.
– NAUFRAGATE to wreck …1686 obs. rare
– PAGGER to break or smash; to wreck …1979 UK market traders’ usage
– RACK UP to damage; to wreck; to harm …1950s US sl.
– RAG to wreck, to make a mess of …1904 school sl.
– RAMSHACK to wreck; to put out of shape or order …1964 Amer. dial.
– RAMSHACKLE to throw into confusion; to reduce to a state of disorder, to wreck …1825 Sc.
– SHAMBLE to wreck, to devastate, to make a shambles of …M20 US
– TEAR UP to break, to damage, to wreck …1939 Amer. dial.
WRECKAGE – NOUNS
– LAGAN goods or wreckage lying on the bed of the sea …1531 Law term
WREN – NOUNS
– CHITTY the wren …1785 Eng. dial.
– CUTTY the wren …1776 Eng. dial.
– CUTTY-QUEAN the wren …1776 Eng. dial.
– DICKY the wren, Troglodytes parvulus …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– DICKY-PUG the wren, Troglodytes vulgaris …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– JENNY WREN the wren …1648
– KATIE the wren, Nannus troglodytes …1889 Sc.
– KITTY WREN the wren …1648
– LADY’S O’ HEAVEN’S HEN the wren, Troglodytes parvulus …1895 Sc.
– NANNY-FODGER the wren, Troglodytes parvulus … Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NANNY-FUDGER the wren, Troglodytes parvulus … Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– NUNNY-FUDGER the wren, Troglodytes vulgaris …B1900 Eng. dial.
– OOIT the wren, Troglodytes troglodytes …1964 Sc.
– SALLY the wren, Troglodytes parvulus …1885 Ireland
– TINTIE the wren, Troglodytes parvulus …1885 Eng. dial.
WRENCH, WRENCHED – ADJECTIVES
– RAXED of a limb: wrenched …1898 Sc.
WRENCH etc. – NOUNS
– RACK a sprain, wrench, dislocation …1761 Sc.
– RAMP a severe wrench; a sprain …1783 Eng. dial.
– RAX a strain; a sprain; a wrench of a limb or a muscle …1895 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RICK a sprain, strain, wrench …1852 Eng. dial.
– SCASH a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASHLE a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCASS a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
– SIDE-STEP a false step wrenching the limb …1882 Sc.
– SKASHLE a twist, a wrench; a turning to one side …Bk1904 Sc.
– THROW a twist, a wrench, a sprain; the act of twisting or wriggling; a turn of the hand …1785 Sc.
– YANK a tug, a pull, a wrench …E19 sl.
WRENCH etc. – VERBS
– GAG to strain or wrench a limb or joint …1870 Eng. dial.
– RACK to wrench, to sprain, to dislocate, to twist …1761 Sc.
– RICK to sprain, to strain, to twist, to wrench …1809 Eng. dial.
– THROW to twist; to wreath, to wind; to wrench, to sprain; to wring the neck; to turn a key; to torture, esp. by twisting a cord round the head …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YARK; YERK; YIRK to jerk; to seize or pull forcibly; to snatch, to wrench, to force …1811 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
WRENCH (tool) – NOUNS
– PAIR OF FOOTPRINTS a pipe-wrench …1930s Aust. sl.
WRESTLE, WRESTLER, WRESTLING – ADJECTIVES
– PAL(A)ESTRAL pert. to wrestling or athletics; athletic …c1374
– PAL(A)ESTRIAN pert. to wrestling or athletics; athletic …1828
– PAL(A)ESTRIC pert. to wrestling or athletics; athletic …1774
– PAL(A)ESTRICAL pert. to wrestling or athletics; athletic …1579 obs.
WRESTLE etc. – NOUNS
– BRASTLE a push; an encounter; a wrestle …Bk1911 Sc.
– BREEK-BANDIT a wrestling match …Bk1911 Sc.
– FAIR-FA’ a wrestling match …Bk1900 Sc.
– FLYING MARE a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent’s arm or head and turns to throw him over his shoulder
– GUZZLER a strangle-hold, esp. in wrestling …1972 Amer. sl.
– LIFE, THE the business and lifestyle of professional wrestling …1999 US sl.
– PAL(A)ESTRA a place devoted to the public teaching and practice of wrestling and other athletic exercises; a wrestling-school, gymnasium …1412-20
– RINGCRAFT skill in boxing or wrestling …1888
– THRUT a throw or fall in wrestling …1898 Eng. dial.
WRESTLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BABY in professional wrestling: a wrestler or other participant designed to be an audience favourite …1980 US sl.
– BABYFACE in professional wrestling: the wrestler designed by the promoters to be the audience favourite in a match …1958 US sl.
– BABYFACE any figure in the professional wrestling industry designed to be cheered or liked by the fans …1999 US sl.
– BLACKLEG in wrestling, one who makes no real attempt to throw his opponent, generally with the object of winning bets made through an accomplice …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– CARPENTER a skilful wrestler …1980 Amer. sl.
– FACE in professional wrestling: a wrestler who is designed by the promoters to be seen by the audience as a hero …1990 US sl.
– FAGGOT in wrestling: a man who bargains not to win …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FLYWEIGHT a wrestler weighing not more than 115 pounds (52 kg)
– FREAK a wrestler whose huge size is obviously the result of the use of anabolic steroids …1996 US sl.
– GIBRONI a professional wrestler who is regularly assigned to lose …1999 US sl.
– GRUNTER a professional wrestler …1936 Amer. journalists’ usage
– KEMP a big, strong, and brave warrior or athlete; a professional fighter, wrestler, etc.; a champion …a700
– NAME a popular, high-profile professional wrestler …1995 US sl.
– PÆDOTRIBE in ancient Greece: one who taught wrestling and other exercises – a gymnastic master …1594
– PALAESTRIAN; PALESTRIAN one who practiced wrestling in the palaestra …1599
– PALOOKA a boxer, occasionally a wrestler, usually one who is both large and stupid …1920s sl.
– SALESMAN a professional wrestler who does a good job of feigning pain, anger, or fear …1999 US sl.
WRESTLE etc. – VERBS
– BREEK-BAND to lay hold of the band of the breeches; to wrestle …Bk1911 Sc.
– DIRT ONE’S BACK to throw one on one’s back in wrestling; to defeat one …1959 Amer. dial.
– DUST ONE’S BACK to wrestle, to throw a man …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– FAGGOT in wrestling: to ‘sell one’s back’, to bargain not to win …1862 Eng. dial.
– FAIR-FA’ to wrestle …Bk1900 Sc.
– GUSH in professional wrestling: to bleed …1992 US sl.
– REEL to contend; to wrestle …1791 Sc. obs.
– TAVE to struggle; to tumble or wrestle in sport …1804 Sc.
– THRIMBLE to crowd, to throng, to press; to wrestle …1774 Sc.
WRETCH, WRETCHED, WRETCHEDLY – ADJECTIVES
– BALEFUL unhappy, wretched, miserable; distressed, sorrowful, mournful …c1325 arch.
– CAITIFF vile, base, mean, basely wicked; worthless, miserable, wretched …a1300
– DAMN cursed, wretched …1770s
– DANGED damned; wretched; nasty; accursed …1870s Amer. euphemism
– DARN wretched, nasty; silly …1780s
– DARNED wretched, nasty; silly …1780s
– DARNFOOL wretched, nasty; silly; stupid and irritating …1780s
– DAUNY; DAWNEY; DAWNY wretched; miserable; pale; sickly; weakly; delicate, in poor health …Bk1900 Irish usage
– DERN damn; wretched, nasty; silly …1780s euphemism
– DOG-ASS wretched; inferior; pitiable …20C Amer. sl.
– DOG-ASSED wretched; inferior; pitiable …20C Amer. sl.
– DOG-BOLT wretched, miserable, mean, base, degraded, contemptible …1580 obs.
– DONNY wretched; miserable; pale; sickly-looking …Irish usage
– DURN wretched, nasty; silly …1780s
– DURNED wretched, nasty; silly …1780s
– FACOCKTA accursed; wretched …1990s Amer. sl.
– HAMMERED-DOWN stunted; short; wretched; worthless; insignificant …1919 Amer. dial.
– HEAN; HENE mean, abject, poor; humble, lowly; abased, ignoble; miserable, wretched, dejected, humiliated; of little importance, trivial …c825 obs.
– HILDING cowardly, spiritless, base, menial, mean, wretched …1581 arch.
– LOUSY mean, wretched, contemptible …c1386
– LOUSY AS A BANDICOOT mean, wretched …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– MALEUROUS unhappy, unfortunate, wretched …1471 obs.
– MISEASY miserable; wretched; uneasy; uncomfortable …c1290 obs.
– MISERLY wretched, mean, shabby …1900 Sc. obs.
– MISHAPPY unhappy, miserable, sad, wretched …c1386 obs.
– RASCAL wretched, mean …1585 obs.
– RASCALLY wretched, miserable, mean …1606
– RATTY wretched or in poor condition; nasty; mean; shabby, scruffy, or ragged …1867 colloq.
– SEEDY wretched, miserable …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SIMPLE poor, wretched, pitiful, dismal …a1300 obs.
– SNIDDY contemptible, bad, wretched …Bk1903 sl.
– TINPOT wretched, miserable …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– TINPOTTY wretched, miserable …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– UNBLESTFUL unfortunate, wretched, miserable, suffering misfortune …1608 obs.
– UNHEARTY disheartened; cheerless; wretched, sad …1845 Sc.
– UNISELE unhappy, wretched …c1205 obs.
– UNISELI unhappy, wretched …c1175 obs.
– VENGEABLE miserable, wretched …c1430 obs.
– WANLICHE miserable, wretched …1205 obs.
WRETCH etc. – ADVERBS
– CAITIFLY wretchedly, miserably …1393 obs.
– FECKLESSLY feebly, ineffectually; wretchedly …1862
– UNISELICHE unhappily, wretchedly …c1205 obs.
WRETCH etc. – NOUNS
– CAITIFDOM wretchedness, misery …c1460 obs.
– CAITIFHEDE wretchedness, misery …c1340 obs.
– CAITIFNESS wretchedness, misery …1393 obs.
– CAITIFTY wretchedness, misery …a1300 obs.
– DOG’S LIFE, A a wretched existence
– GUTTER, THE a wretched and lowly venue …1846 Amer. sl.
– SHITBOX a wretched place; a dirty or dilapidated dwelling; a remote, downtrodden, or unpleasant city, town, etc. …1966 sl. rare
– SHITHOUSE a wretched place …1949 sl.
WRETCH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ASPERSEAND a term of abuse; a wretch …1848 Ireland
– BEING a wretched or unfortunate person …Bk1898 N. Ireland
– BEZONIAN a term of contempt: a needy beggar; a poor wretch; a base fellow; a mean, low person; a knave; a rascal; a scoundrel …1611 obs.
– BILGE RAT a wretch; a lowlife …1929 US nautical sl.
– BRETHEL a worthless fellow; a good-for-nothing wretch; a miserable wretch …c1440 obs.
– BROLL a child, offspring; contemptuously, a brat, a little wretch …a1325 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CAITIFF a wretched, miserable person; a poor wretch; one in a piteous case …c1325 obs.
– CALDERA a wretched-looking person; a spiritless person; a coward …Ireland
– CHITTY-FACE a term of reproach or contempt; a pitiful, wretched, sneaking fellow …1601 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CULLION a term of great contempt; a base, despicable, or vile fellow; a bad fellow; a mean wretch; a scoundrel, a rascal …1575 obs.
– DOG a worthless or contemptible person; a wretch …c1330
– DOG-BOLT a term of contempt or reproach applied to a person; a contemptible fellow; a mean wretch or villain …1465 obs.
– DONDER a wretch …S. Afr. sl.
– DOUCHE BAG a wretched and disgusting person …Bk2006 US sl., derogatory
– EARTHWORM a mean or grovelling or servile person; a covetous, grasping person; a miser; a sordid wretch …1594
– FART HOLE a wretched and worthless person …Bk2006 US sl., derogatory
– FRIGGER a person, esp. a man, who is despicable, wretched, formidable, etc. …1953 US sl.
– FUCKER a person, esp. a man, who is despicable, wretched, formidable, or contemptible …a1890 sl.
– GULLION a contemptible and mean wretch; a soft, worthless fellow …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– GUTTERPUP a vulgar person; a vile wretch; a person of the gutter; a bum …1869 US sl.
– GUTTERSNIPE a vulgar person; a vile wretch …1869 Amer. sl.
– HAINE; HAYNE; HEYNE a term of reproach; a mean wretch, a niggard …c1386 obs.
– HILDING a contemptible, worthless person; a mean, base, cowardly fellow; a wretch …1601 arch.
– JOE ERK a fool; an oaf; a jerk; a wretched man …World Wars rhyming sl. for ‘jerk’ and ‘berk’
– JOE HUNT a fool; an oaf; a jerk; a wretched man …20C Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘cunt’
– MISER a wretch, a miserable person …1820 Sc. obs.
– MORTLING a poor wretched person …Bk1880 Eng. dial.
– NANNY PINCH-POT a penurious person; a covetous, miserable wretch …1893 Eng. dial.
– NIDDERING a base coward or wretch …1596
– PALLION a big, gangling, raw-boned man or woman; a rough, ungainly or worthless type of person; a wretch, a scold …1920 Sc.
– PULLION a big, gangling, raw-boned man or woman; a rough, ungainly or worthless type of person; a wretch, a scold …1920 Sc.
– RABSCALLION a rascal, a knave, a rogue; a vagabond, a scamp; a worthless wretch …1699
– RAGGARD a wicked and abandoned wretch; a rough and ragged vagabond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAGGELT a person of low character; a wicked and abandoned wretch …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RAKESHAME a man of loose character; a base, rascally fellow; a lewd, debauched fellow; a vile, dissolute wretch; an uncouth and wicked boy …1599 rare
– RAMSCALLION an offensively dirty person; a vagrant of low, rude, worthless habits; a mean wretched fellow …1733 now chiefly N. Eng. dial.
– 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.
– RAPSCALLION a worthless wretch; a rascal, a rogue, a scamp; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond; a ne’er-do-well …1699
– RASCABILIAN a worthless wretch; a rascal …1622 obs.
– RASCALLION a low, mean or worthless wretch or rascal; a rogue, a knave …1649 rare
– REEPAN a very lean person or animal; a low wretch …1824 Sc. obs.
– REPTILE a degraded wretch; a baseling …Bk1903 sl.
– SAUNTRELL a term of contempt; a babbler; a wretch …c1440 obs. rare
– SAUTEREL(L) a wretch: a term of abuse; a hypocrite; one pretending sanctity …c1440 obs.
– SCHLEMOZZLE; SHLEMOZZLE a luckless, accident-prone wretch …Brit. sl.
– SCRAPE-ALL a miserable wretch or griping fellow; a miser …a1790 obs.
– SCROYLE a mean fellow; a rascal, a scoundrel, a wretch; a term of contempt …1595 obs.
– SLUBBERDEGULLION a dirty, mean fellow; a worthless, slovenly fellow; a base, foul, nasty wretch …a1616
– SNIDE a wretched man; a hateful fellow; a contemptible person; an informer: a two-faced, underhand person; someone who isn’t what he seems; a phony; a mean, dishonest person …E20 sl.
– SNIRP a contemptible undersized wretch …Bk1903 sl.
– TOM DINGLE a poor, wretched fellow …1711
– VRATCH a wretch …1892 Sc.
– WALLIDRAG; WALLYDRAG a worthless person, a wretch, a wastrel, a good-for-nothing; a slovenly, untidy, dishevelled person …1754 Sc.
– WALLIDRAGGLE; WALLYDRAGGLE a worthless person, a wretch, a wastrel, a good-for-nothing; a slovenly, untidy, dishevelled person …1754 Sc.
– WARNOUR a miser, a wretch, a niggard …1513 Sc. obs.
WRETCH etc. – PHRASES
– IT’S A DOG’S LIFE said of an unpleasant situation or of one’s whole wretched existence …20C sl.
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