Reverse Dictionary: WRI – WZ


WRIGGLE, WRIGGLING – ADJECTIVES
– EELY resembling an eel in movement; wriggling, writhing …1871
– WRIGGLESOME wriggling …1891 rare
 
WRIGGLE etc. – NOUNS
– SCRIGGLE;  SKRIGGLE a quick motion caused by tickling, a wriggle …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIGGLER a wriggling creature; an eel …1895 Eng. dial.
– THROW a twist, a wrench, a sprain; the act of twisting or wriggling; a turn of the hand …1785 Sc.
– WAMBLE a rolling or unsteady motion; a totter, a quivering or shaking, a wriggle, a tumble …1825 Sc. 
 
WRIGGLE etc. – VERBS
– FIGGLE to fidget about, to wriggle …a1652 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– KELTER to wriggle, to move with an undulating motion; to move uneasily, as a queasy stomach …1808 Sc.
– OAG to crawl, to creep, to scramble; to wriggle …1892 Sc.
– OG to creep, to crawl, to wriggle; to move slowly; to be infected with vermin …a1838 Sc.
– SCRIGGLE to wriggle about; to struggle violently …1896 Eng. dial.
– SCURRIFUNGE to wriggle about …1894 perhaps Eng. dial.
– SKRIGGLE to wriggle about; to struggle violently …1896 Eng. dial.
– WABBLE to wriggle about …1928 Sc.
– WAMBLE to turn and twist the body about; to roll or wriggle about, to roll over and over …c1420 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WAMPISH to wriggle, to twist or swerve about, like a fish swimming …1824 Sc. obs.
– WRABBLE to wriggle …1513 obs. rare
– WRIG to wriggle, to writhe …Bk1854 Eng. dial.


WRING – VERBS
THRIST to thrust, to push; to press, to squeeze, to hug; to wring …1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
TRIST to thrust, to push; to press, to squeeze, to hug; to wring …1838 Sc.


WRINKLE, WRINKLED – ADJECTIVES
– ALL IN A QUOBBLE of a woman’s hands: shrivelled and wrinkled from being too long in the washtub …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– CAPERATED wrinkled like a goat’s horn …1657 obs.
– FURROW-FACED having wrinkles on the face or forehead …1607
– FURROW-FRONTED having wrinkles on the face or forehead …1640
– MOSSY-HEADED old, wrinkled …1967 Amer. dial.
– MOSSYHORN old, wrinkled …1885 Amer. dial.
– REEVED UP crinkled, wrinkled …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– ROCKLED wrinkled …B1900 Eng. dial.
– SCORY wrinkled, lined …1846 Eng. dial.
– SCRANKY lean, lank, thin, scraggy; withered, wrinkled …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRANNY thin, meagre, scraggy; withered, wrinkled …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRANNY-LOOKING thin, meagre, scraggy; withered, wrinkled …1878 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SHRINKLED shrunk, wrinkled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SHROCKLED shrunk; shrivelled, withered; wrinkled, puckered …1790 Eng. dial.
– SKRANKY lean, lank, thin, scraggy; withered, wrinkled …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WRINKLED AS A PRUNE very wrinkled …Bk1995 US sl.
– WRIZZLED marked with creases, wrinkles, or corrugations; wrinkled, shrivelled …1590 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WROCKLED wrinkled …B1900 Eng. dial.
 
WRINKLE etc. – NOUNS
– BEGGAR’S-PLAITS wrinkles or creases in garments as if slept in …Bk1911 Sc.
– CATFACE a wrinkle or pucker left on a garment when ironed improperly …1952 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
– CAT’S FACE a wrinkle or pucker left on a garment when ironed improperly …1952 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
– CRIMPLE a crease, wrinkle, or fold; a crinkle …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. & Amer. dial.
– FURROW a deep wrinkle on the face …1589
– GALL a crease or wrinkle in cloth …1787 Sc.
– MILEAGE wrinkles …1960s Amer. sl.
– REEVE a wrinkle …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– RUELLE a wrinkle …B1900 Eng. dial.
– WRIMPLE a crease or fold; a wrinkle …1499 obs.
 
WRINKLE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– CAG any old wrinkled female, as an old woman, cow, ewe, etc. …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FURROW-FACE one who has a wrinkled face …1621 obs.
– SCRANNY an ill-natured, wrinkled old woman …1824 Sc.
 
WRINKLE etc. – VERBS
– CAPERATE to wrinkle …1657 obs.
– CRIMPLE to wrinkle, crumple, crinkle, curl …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– FURL to make undulations on a surface; to furrow, to wrinkle …1689 obs.
– FURROW to make wrinkles in …1597
– GATHER to form folds or wrinkles …1816 rare
– REEVE to draw into wrinkles; to pucker; to twist round; to shrivel up; to roll up the sleeves …1821 Eng. dial.
– RIBBLE to wrinkle …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRINK to wrinkle, to screw up; to peer with screwed-up, half-closed eyes …1897 Eng. dial.
– SCRUPLE to rumple; to twist up; to wrinkle …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– SKRINK to wrinkle, to screw up; to peer with screwed-up, half-closed eyes …1897 Eng. dial.
– TAW to twist; to get crooked or out of shape; to crease, to wrinkle; to entwist, as the end of a rope …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WIZZLE to shrivel or dry up, to become wrinkled; to pucker …1834 Amer. dial.
– WRIMPLE to wrinkle, to crumple …1611 obs. rare


WRIST – NOUNS
ARM-WRIST the wrist …1655 Eng. dial. rare
HAND-WRIST the wrist or joint of the hand …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
OLIVER (TWIST) the wrist …L19 Aust. rhyming sl.

WRIST – VERBS
REIST to strain or sprain the wrist …Bk1904 Sc.


WRIT – NOUNS
PARCHMENT DAB a writ …E18 sl.


WRITE, WRITER, WRITING – ADJECTIVES
– ANOPISTHOGRAPH having no writing or printing on the back; inscribed only on one side …1887
– ANOPISTHOGRAPHIC having no writing or printing on the back; inscribed only on one side …1871
– CACOGRAPHIC pert. to bad writing or incorrect spelling …1838
– CACOGRAPHICAL pert. to bad writing or incorrect spelling …1838
– CALLIGRAPHICAL pert. to calligraphy; also, of a beautiful literary style …1630 obs.
– CANNED of writing or information: rote, pre-packaged …1920s US sl.
– OMNISCRIBENT writing on all subjects …1891
– OMNISCRIPTIVE writing on all subjects …1821
– QUICK of speech, writings, etc.: lively, full of vigour or acute reasoning; smart, sprightly …a1225 obs.
​- QUICK of speech or writing: sharp, caustic …1580 obs.
– PANGRAPHIC writing on all subjects or in all forms …1821
– RACY of speech, writing, etc.: having a characteristic sprightliness, liveliness, or piquancy …a1667
– RUNNING of a person: that writes fluently …1628 obs. rare
– SCRANK of writing: thin, sprawling …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRANKY of writing: thin, ill-formed …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRIBACIOUS given to, or fond of, writing …a1677 obs.
– SCRIPTITIOUS committed to writing…1802-12 obs.
– SCRIPTURIENT having a desire for writing or authorship …1643 obs.
– TACHYGRAPHIC pert. to the art of rapid writing; specifically applied to a cursive or running handwriting as opposed to one having separate and fully-formed letters …a1763
– TACHYGRAPHICAL pert. to the art of rapid writing; specifically applied to a cursive or running handwriting as opposed to one having separate and fully-formed letters …1764
– TRUCULENT of speech or writing: rude; scathing; savage; harsh …1850
– WRITATIVE disposed to write; fond of or addicted to writing; marked by inclination to writing …1736 obs.
 
WRITE etc.  – ADVERBS
– FAIRLY of writing: neatly, elegantly …1594 arch.
 
WRITE etc.  – NOUNS
– CACOGRAPHY bad writing; bad handwriting …1656
– CALLIGRAPH a beautiful specimen of writing …1878
– CALOGRAPHY calligraphy …1804 obs.
– GRAPHOMANIA a mania for writing …1840
– HOOKS AND CROOKS letters; writing …1804 Amer. sl.
– INEDITA unpublished writings …E20
– LARGENESS lengthiness or prolixity of discourse or writing …1561 obs.
– LEGEND written character, writing …1822 rare
– LETTERS writings, written records …c1250 obs.
– LETTRURE a writing, a written book, a story …a1300 obs.
– MACROGRAPHY the use of very large characters in writing, sometimes carried to such an extreme by the insane that a word of three or four letters will run across the entire page …1899
– MANUSCRIPTION the act of writing by hand; that which is written by hand; a written inscription …1800 rare
– MOGIGRAPHIA difficult or cramped writing; writer’s cramp …1856
– OPISTHOGRAPH in Greek and Roman antiquity: a manuscript written on the back as well as the front of the papyrus or parchment; also, a slab inscribed on both sides …1623
– OPISTHOGRAPHY the practice of writing on both sides of a papyrus, slab, etc.; writing of this kind …1684
– PALIMPSEST paper, parchment, or other writing material prepared for writing on and wiping out again, like a slate …1661 obs.
– SANCTITUDE of a writer: chastity or decorum of expression …1855 obs.
– SCART a stroke of a pen; a scrap of writing …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRANKS of writing: badly-formed letters …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAPE OF THE PEN, A a few lines, a letter, writing …1844 Eng. dial.
– SCRAT OF A PEN, A a scrap of writing; a letter …1881 Eng. dial.
– SCRIBBLE-SCRABBLE a scribble; hasty or careless writing …1838
– SCRIBE a mark made with the pen; a scrap of writing; a letter …1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRIBE OF THE PEN a mark made with the pen; a scrap of writing; a letter …1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRIPTION a writing; a document; an inscription … obs.
– SCRIPTION the act of writing …1802-12 rare
– SCRIPTITATION continual writing …1653 obs. rare
– SCRIVE a piece of writing; a letter; a statement or story written; handwriting; a short sermon …1894 Sc.
– SCRIVENING-TIME time set apart for writing …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SULPHUR pungent talk, writing, or language …1897 colloq.
– TACHYGRAPHY the art or practice of quick writing; applied to shorthand, and to cursive as distinguished from angular letters …1641
– TITLE a document; a writing, a letter …c1330 obs.
– WAG OF THE PEN, A the least scrap of writing; a brief letter …1888 Sc.
 
WRITE etc.  – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABSURDIST a writer, performer, etc., whose work presents an audience or readership with absurdities, typically in portraying the futility of human struggle in a senseless and inexplicable world; esp. a writer or proponent of absurdist drama …1929
– AUTHORLING a petty author; an insignificant writer …1771
– BEE a sweet writer …1753
– BIBLIOGRAPHER a writer of books; a copyist …M17 obs.
– BLACKSMITH a below-par reporter or writer, i.e. one who pounds out copy or news stories …1882 Amer. journalists’ sl. 
– BOO a ghostwriter …1970s sl.
– BOOKER a writer of books …OE obs.
– BULLY-SCRIBBLER a writer who bullies …a1715 obs.
– CACOGRAPHER a bad writer or speller …1880
– CALLIGRAPH one who writes beautifully; a professional transcriber of manuscripts …1853 arch.
– CALLIGRAPHER one who writes beautifully …1815
– CALLIGRAPHIST one who writes beautifully …1816
– DACTYLIST a writer or poet of dactylic verse …1785 obs. rare
– FABULAR a narrator or recorder of tales or fictions – a writer of fiction …1565 obs.
– FABULIST one who relates fables or legends – a writer or teller of apologues or parables …1593
– FALSE WRITER one who writes incorrectly …a1300 obs.
– FANTAST a fantastic writer; one who aims at eccentricity of style …1873
– FEATHER-DRIVER a quill-driver; a hack writer; a clerk …1713 obs.
– GHOST WRITER one who writes something for pay which is then attributed to another; politicians generally use ghostwriters to compose their speeches …1927 orig. US
– HACK a person whose services may be hired for any kind of work required of him; a common drudge; a literary drudge who hires himself out to do any and every kind of literary work; hence, a poor writer, a mere scribbler …a1700
– HACKNEY a person whose services may be hired for any kind of work required of him; a menial servant; a common drudge; especially, a literary drudge who hires himself out to do any and every kind of literary work; hence, a poor writer, a mere scribbler …1546 obs.
– HACKNEY SCRIBBLERS poor hirelings; mercenary writers …Bk1690
– HERO OF THE QUILL a distinguished writer …Bk1913 Western Can. sl.
– ICONOMICAR a writer on husbandry …1523 obs. rare
– INK-SLINGER an author, a reviewer, a writer …1888 sl. 
– KNIGHT OF THE QUILL an author, a writer, a journalist …L17 colloq.
– NEOTERIC a modern; a modern writer or author …1598
– ORATOR an eloquent writer …1587 obs. rare
– PAPER-BLURRER a term of contempt for an inferior writer …1581 
– PEN-PUSHER someone engaged in writing or desk work; an office worker …1911 sl., usually derogatory
– SCRIPTURIENT one who has a passion for writing …1659
– SKRIEVER an inferior writer; a mean scribe …Bk1904 Sc.
– WORDSTER a writer, usually a newspaper columnist …Bk1975 Amer. sl.
– WRITERLING a petty writer or journalist; an author of the baser sort …Bk1881 
– WRITRIX a female writer, an authoress …1772 nonce word obs.
– YELLOW a ‘yellow’ writer, or a writer of newspaper articles of a reckless or unscrupulous sensational character …1898
 
WRITE etc.  – VERBS
– BELETTER to serve with letters, to write to …1655 obs.
– BETRAVAIL to work at; to compose a book, to be the author of, to write …1387 obs.
– BLOT THE SCRIP to put into writing …M17 sl.
– BLUSTER to disfigure in writing …Bk1911 Sc.
– CALLIGRAPH to write beautifully or ornamentally …1884
– FAKE A SCREEVE to write any letter or other paper …1812 thieves’ sl.
– LAB to dash down hurriedly in writing …1858 Sc.
– LETTERIZE to write letters …1824
– LUXURIATE of a writer: to write at exuberant length; to exceed one’s limits …1621 obs.
– MANUSCRIBE to write with one’s own hand …1649 obs.
– PALIMPSEST to write anew on parchment, etc., after erasure of the original writing …1900
– QUILL to use a quill or writing pen; to write …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCART to write, esp. to write indistinctly; to make any kind of mark on paper; to draw; to sculpture …1814 Sc.
– SCRANK to make ill-formed, sprawling letters; to write in a scrawling hand …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRAT to scratch with a pen; to write …1821 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRATTLE to scratch with a pen; to write …1873 Eng. dial.
– SCREED DOWN to write down at great length …1835 Sc.
– SCREEVE;  SCRIEVE to write …1813 Sc. 
– SCREEVE;  SCRIEVE to talk, read, or write fast and continuously; to reel off a story …1874 Sc.
– SCRIBBLE-SCRALL to scribble, to write badly …1901 Eng. dial.
– SCRIBE to write; to mark, to inscribe …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SCRIGGLE to write badly; to scrawl …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRIVE to write …1813 Sc. 
– SKELP to write or perform in a lively manner 
– SLING INK to make a business of writing …Bk1896 colloq.
– STRIVE to write with care …Bk1904 Christ’s Hospital usage
– TOKEN UP to put up in writing, to write out …1535 obs. rare
– UGLYOGRAPHIZE to spell uncouthly; to write in an uncouth manner …1834


WRITER’S CRAMP – NOUNS
MOGIGRAPHIA difficult or cramped writing; writer’s cramp …1856


WRITHE, WRITHING – ADJECTIVES
– EELY resembling an eel in movement; wriggling, writhing …1871
 
WRITHE etc. – VERBS
– REATH to writhe …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REEVE to writhe …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– RENZIE to writhe with pain …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRUGGLE to contend, struggle; to writhe with more or less force …1530 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TARVE to struggle; to writhe …1746 Eng. dial.
– TERVEE;  TERVY to struggle; to writhe …1746 Eng. dial.
– TO-WRITHE to twist or wrench about; to twist or writhe about …c1000 obs.
– TURVE to struggle; to writhe …1746 Eng. dial.
– TWANGLE to writhe from pain …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WAMBLE of persons and animals: to roll about, to wriggle, to writhe, to slither, to wallow …1733 Sc. 
– WRIG to wriggle, to writhe …Bk1854 Eng. dial.


WRITING – see WRITE, WRITER, WRITING


WRITING PAD – NOUNS
BLOCK a writing pad or tablet …1965 Amer. dial.


WRITING PAPER – NOUNS
SCRIVENING-PAPER writing paper …1896 Sc.


WRITTEN – ADJECTIVES
MANUSCRIPT written by hand, not printed …1597
OPISTHOGRAPHAL written or inscribed on the back as well as the front …1684 obs.
OPISTHOGRAPHIC written or inscribed on the back as well as the front …1813
TABULARIOUS pert. to written documents or accounts …1656 obs. rare

WRITTEN – NOUNS
LETTER anything written; an inscription, document, text; a written warrant or authority …c1325 obs.
MANUSCRIPTION the act of writing by hand; that which is written by hand; a written inscription …1800 rare


WRONG, WRONGLY – ADJECTIVES
– AGLEY wrong; awry …1824 Sc.
– A-HUH not straightforward or open; wrong …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ALL ABROAD wide of the mark; wrong …19C sl.
– ALL WET entirely confused or wrong; mistaken …1923
– DEAD-ASS WRONG completely wrong …1983 Amer. sl.
– FAULTY wrong …Bk2006 US sl.
– FUNKY wrong, unsatisfactory …1990s US teen sl.
– ILL-DONE wrong, mischievous, ill-advised …1894 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MISDEEDY doing wrong; mischievous …a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– OFFBEAT mistaken, wrong, in error …1958 US sl.
– OFFENCEFUL causing offence or displeasure; wrong; sinful; criminal …1603 rare or obs.
– OFFEN ONE’S BOX crazy; foolishly wrong, mistaken …1903 Amer. dial.
– OFF ONE’S BOX crazy; foolishly wrong; mistaken …1903 Amer. dial.
– ON TOP wrong; destroyed or defeated …1999 UK sl.
– OUT OF ONE’S BOX crazy, insane; foolishly wrong, mistaken …1966 Amer. dial.
– THRAWN perverse, obstinate; cross-grained; rebellious; morally wrong …1737 Sc.
– UP A GUM TREE in error, wrong …1950s sl.
– UP THE BOOAY completely wrong or astray …M20 NZ colloq.
 
WRONG etc. – ADVERBS
– BACKWAY wrongly, awkwardly; in a manner opposed to the proper mode of procedure …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACKWAY-ON wrongly, awkwardly; in a manner opposed to the proper mode of procedure …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– FALSE improperly, wrongly …1596 obs. or arch.
– NAUGHT badly, wrongly …1549 obs.
– SINISTRALLY in a sinister manner; perversely; wrongly …1548 obs.
– SINISTROUSLY in an erroneous manner; incorrectly, wrongly, perversely; awkwardly …1581
 
WRONG etc. – INTERJECTIONS, PHRASES
– ALL GONE TO BOLLOCKS said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– ALL TO BOLLOCKS said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– ALL TO BUGGERY said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit sl.
– ALL TO FUCK said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– DAY THE OMELETTE HIT THE FAN, THE used to describe a day when everything goes wrong …c1966 sl.
– MALE WRINGS, THE something is wrong, there is a state of hardship …c1430 obs.
– THAT’S CLOSE! What you just said is completely wrong! …1950s Amer. sl.
– THERE’S A BLOW IN THE BELL there’s something wrong, something suspicious, somewhere …1936 criminals’ sl.
– YOU’VE GOT IT ARSE ABOUT FACE you’ve got it all wrong, back to front …L19 sl.
 
WRONG etc. – NOUNS
– ABUSION violation of law or right, outrage, wrong; anything opposed to propriety; bad or improper usage; corrupt or shameful fact or practice …c1374 obs.
– BOLLOCKS-UP said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– COCK-UP said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– DINGE IN THE STOVEWOOD something wrong …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– FAMOUS LAST WORDS something said that proves singularly wrong or inappropriate …1940s Amer. sl.
– FUCK-UP said of something that’s gone wrong …Brit. sl.
– INDIAN SIDE the right-hand side, esp. of a horse; hence, the wrong side or wrong way of doing something …1942 Amer. dial.
– MOLLY HOGAN DEAL a deal with a catch, something wrong …1966 Can. sl.
– NIGGER IN THE WOODPILE something wrong …Bk1942 Amer. sl., offensive
– NIGGER ON THE FENCE something wrong …Bk1942 Amer. sl., offensive
– PAD IN THE STRAW, A something amiss; a danger concealed; something wrong …1530 obs.
– SIN a fear of doing wrong …c1300 obs. rare
– WRONGO something wrong or improper; an error, a lie, a misstatement, etc. …1937 Amer. sl.
 
WRONG etc. – VERBS
– BACK THE WRONG HORSE to be wrong, to be mistaken; to make an inappropriate choice …Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– BE ALL WET to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– BE FULL OF PRUNES to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– BE IN THE WRONG BOX to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– BE IN THE WRONG PEW to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl. 
– BE OFF YOUR EGGS to make a mistake, to be on the wrong tack …1844 Sc.
– COUNT ONE’S EGGS to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– DAMNIFY * to cause, injury, loss, or inconvenience to; to injure, to damage, to hurt; to inflict injury upon; to wrong …1512 (very common in the 17th century)
– EAT ONE’S BONNET to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT ONE’S BOOTS to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT ONE’S CAP to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT ONE’S HAT to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT ONE’S HEAD to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …M19 sl.
– EAT ONE’S PANTS to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT ONE’S SHIRT to go back on one’s words, esp. to admit that a public statement was, in fact, wrong …L18 sl.
– EAT THE GREASER to ‘eat one’s hat’; to make a public admission of having been wrong …1901 Amer. dial.
– FADANGLE  to cheat, to do wrong …2000s African-American sl.
– FALL IN to be quite wrong …c1900 sl.
– FANCY A LOT to fancy something is wrong; to feel hurt or neglected …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FAULT to commit a fault; to do or go wrong; hence, to sin …c1400 arch.
– FIRE INTO THE WRONG FLOCK to be wrong, to be mistaken …1835 Amer. dial.
– GANG AGLEY to err, to go wrong; used in a moral sense …1788 Sc.
– GET THE WRONG BULL BY THE HORNS to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GET THE WRONG SOW BY THE EAR to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GO ALL MOODY ON to fail, to go wrong …1930s sl.
– GO ASHORE TO WINDWARD said of a person who would go wrong with no excuse …1916 Amer. dial.
– GO ASKEW to be troublesome, to do wrong actions …1885 Eng. dial.
– GO PEAR-SHAPED of plans or schemes: to fail; to collapse; to go wrong …1990s sl.
– HAVE ANOTHER GUESS COMING to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HAVE BEEN READING BOOKS to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– HAVE THE WRONG SLANT to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– LIGHT UP AND SAY ‘TILT’ to register by one’s expression or reaction that something is wrong …1950s sl.
– MAKE A BALK to blunder, to go wrong …c1430 obs.
– MAKE A BUST to make an error in judgement; to be wrong or mistaken …1965 Amer. dial.
– MALVERSE to act in a dishonest or corrupt manner; to commit a breach of confidence; to make a wrong decision …1714 Sc. obs.
– MESS UP to make an error; to do something wrong
– MISDO to transgress, to do wrong …Bk1903 Eng. dial.  
– MISGO to go wrong; to go astray; to fail, to miscarry …1766 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
– PLAY SMASH to make a great blunder; to do a thing wholly wrong …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– PULL A BUST to make an error in judgement; to be wrong or mistaken …1965 Amer. dial.
– PUT THE SADDLE ON THE WRONG HORSE to be wrong, to be mistaken …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– QUEER to put to confusion; to make or cause to feel queer; to cause to go wrong …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SHITCAN to do someone a wrong …1950s Aust. & NZ sl.


WRONG-DOING – ADJECTIVES
FAULTY that has committed a fault, error, or offense; guilty of wrong-doing …a1300 obs.
MALEFICENT of persons, their acts and dispositions: wrong-doing, criminal …1760

WRONG-DOING – NOUNS
MALFEASANCE wrongdoing; an instance of this …1856 rare
OFFENSION hurt, injury, damage; displeasure, annoyance; what is offensive or causes disgust; wrong-doing, misdeed; fault …c1374 obs.
SKATE an act of letting someone escape wrongdoing without punishment …1992 US sl.

WRONG-DOING – NOUNS, PERSON
MAINTAINER one who aids and abets in wrongdoing or error …c1330 obs.

WRONG-DOING – VERBS
SLING A DEAF ‘UN to pretend to be deaf or at least not to hear the last statement; hence to deliberately ignore any form of wrongdoing …1920s sl.


WRONGFUL, WRONGFULLY – ADJECTIVES
TORTIOUS wrongful, injurious, hurtful; illegal …1387-8 obs.

WRONGFUL etc. – ADVERBS
NAUGHTILY wrongfully, dishonestly …1622 obs. rare
SINISTERLY in a wrongful or wicked manner …1532 obs.


WRONG-HEADED – ADJECTIVES
BACKFOREMOST perverse, wrong-headed …1889
CAPERNOITED slightly affected in the head by drinking, tipsy; muddle-headed, wrong-headed …1719 Sc.
CAPERNOITY crabbed, irritable, peevish; slightly affected in the head by drinking, muddle-headed, wrong-headed …1769 Sc.
OFF AT THE NAIL neglectful of all sense of propriety; mad, wrong-headed …1897 Sc.
THIRTINGILL perverse, wrong-headed …1872 Eng. dial.


WRY – NOUNS
MIMMY-MAWKS wry faces, grimaces …B1900 Eng. dial.


WYOMING – NOUNS
EQUALITY STATE Wyoming …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
HOLE IN THE WALL a rendezvous or hiding place for criminals and outlaws in the rugged mountain ravines near Jackson, Wyoming …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
LAND OF THE SHEEPHERDER Wyoming …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
SAGEBRUSH STATE Wyoming …Bk1942 Amer. sl.