noun (plural daffs)
- (context, british, colloquial) Short form of daffodil.
- Get your daffs here - Â£2 a bunch
- Airborne particles emitted from a cat or dog; hair follicles and dead skin; allergens.
- (typography) The symbol " (en-dash) or " (em-dash)
verb (dash, es)
- sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to the symbol - (hyphen)
- A short run.
- A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
- Add a of vinegar
- A dashboard.
- One of the two symbols of Morse code.
- (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.
- He dashed across the field.
- (context, intransitive, informal) To leave or depart.
- I have to now. See you soon.
- (transitive) To destroy by striking (against).
- He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
- (transitive) To throw violently.
- The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
- (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter.
- (transitive) To ruin; to destroy.
- Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
- (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.
- Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
- (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
- He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework
- (past participle of, dash)
- Of a line, made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.
- (UK, informal) A euphemism for damned.
- It's a shame that Tarquin failed all his A-levels — we were hoping to get him into Oxford.
- a male day pupil
- A title afforded to a dean.
- A habitational surname from Middle English dene "valley".
- (given name, male) derived from the surname or from the title.
verb (debagg, ed)
- (transitive, british) To pull down the trousers quickly without consent of, as a prank.
- the action of protecting from attack
- (context, UK, slang) A look.
- (context, UK, slang) A glance.
- a valley, especially the deep valley of a stream or rivulet
- A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal.
- The northern English form of ditch.
- A ditch and bank running alongside each other (the excavation was the soruce of the material of the embankment.)
- A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.
- (pejorative) A lesbian, especially a manly or unattractive lesbian.
- (geology) A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.
- Traditional Australian Aboriginal string bag, made from twisted bark fibres. Used for gathering food.
- (informal, UK) tiny, Tiny and cute; small and charmful.
- (informal, US) tiny, Tiny and insignificant; small and undesirable.
- They stayed in a hotel room, but they had a great trip.
- A viral disease of animals, such as dogs and cats, characterised by fever, coughing and catarrh.
- A type of paint.
- to disturb and disorder, hence to make sick
- To be uncertain or unable to make a decision about doing something.
- To do something nervously.
- (transitive) To turn aside from a course.
- The workers diverted the stream away from the road.
- (transitive) To distract.
- Don't let him your attention; keep your eye on the ball.
- (grammar) Direct Object
- A diminutive of the male given name Donald or Gordon.
- Work avoidance.
verb (doss, es)
- I am going to have a tomorrow.
- Easy piece of work
- Circumnavigating the world in a canoe is no
- (context, UK, and, Ireland) To avoid work, skirk, etc.
- I am going to tomorrow when the match is on.
- (context, UK, slang)To sleep in the open or in a derelict building because one is homeless
- I normally have to in shop doorways or park benches.
noun (plural dotterels)
- A small plover, Chardrius morinellus, that breeds in northern Eurasia and winters in north Africa and the Middle East.
verb (douses, dousing, doused)
- To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
- To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
- To fall suddenly into water.
- To put out; to extinguish.
- One of the counties of Northern Ireland
- the action or an act of pulling something along, esp. a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor
- the act of drawing
- that which is drawn
- that which draws
- capacity of being drawn
- a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
- the depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull
- an amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow
- She took a deep from the bottle of water.
- a game piece used in the game of draughts
- (Australia) type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast
noun (plural draughtsmen)
- a person skilled at drawing engineering or architectural plans
- A tack for attaching paper to a drawing board etc
- (British) a multi functional room that can be used for any purpose in a palace or castle
- (British) any room where visitors may be entertained; now, the living room
- a private room on a railroad sleeping car
:In the United States, the equivalent term is divided highway.
- A road in which the two directions of traffic are separated by a central barrier or strip of land, known as a central reservation or median.
- An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
- Specifically, an adult female female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
- The flesh of a duck used as food.
- (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
- (UK, especially East of the Pennines) Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
- Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?
- (slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
- A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
- 1912, Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories":
- He was dressed in a Jaeger vest"a pair of blue trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
- (intransitive) To lower the head in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
- (transitive) To lower (something) into water.
- (transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
- (transitive) To try to evade doing something.
- A pet name used affectionately.
- "Morning, !" said Roderick, as he gave his partner a quick peck on the cheek and sat down to breakfast.
- (context, slang, archaic) great, Great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.
- Farnesworth smiled contentedly as he read the stock ticker; all was on Wall Street.
- A bin for holding rubbish until it can be collected; a garbage can.
- Someone whose job it is to collect refuse from people's homes and take it to be processed.
- Oh, my old man's a dustman
- He wears a dustman's hat
- He wears cor-blimey trousers
- And he lives in a council flat - w:Lonnie Donegan, Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
- That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
- England expects that every man will do his . (Nelson)
- She felt it was her bounten duty to tell the police about the incident.
- A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.
- I"m on from 6 pm to 6 am.
- describing a workload as to its idle, working and deenergized periods.
- A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.
noun (du, ces)
- (Scotland, New Zealand, Australia) The top student in a class.
- A high-ranking commander in the Roman army, responsible for more than one legion.
- a firework that fails to go off, due to wetting
- (idiom) (by extension) anything that doesn't work properly, or fails to come up to expectations
- Do It Yourself
adjective (dodgi, er)
- evasive and shifty
- Asked why, a spokesman gave a answer about legal ramifications.
- unsound and unreliable
- Never listen to advice.
- The old machine kept breaking down.
- The more money the better, because there is always that politician or corrupt official to bribe.
- I am sure you wouldn't want to be seen buying gear, would you? (stolen goods).
- This is a slightly plan, because there is a lot that is being changed for this fix.
- He's a Peeping Tom.
- The situation was right .
- I'm feeling today, probably got the flu.
- (given name, female), diminutive of Dorothy, and later also of Dolores.
- step, Step of a door. On one's doorstep.
- A big slice of bread.
- A silent person; a person who does not talk.
- An unintelligent person.
verb (dummies, dummying, dummied)
- Don't be such a !
- A figure of a person or animal used by a ventriloquist.
- Something constructed with the size and form of a human, to be used in place of a person.
- To understand the effects of the accident, we dropped a from the rooftop.
- A deliberately nonfunctional device or tool used in place of a functional one.
- The hammer and drill in the display are dummies.
- (context, Australia, UK) A pacifier.
- The baby wants its .
- (bridge) The partner of the winning bidder, who shows his or her hand.
- A bodily gesture meant to fool an opposing player in sport; feints.
- (linguistics) A word serving only to make a construction grammatical.
- The pronoun "it" in "It's a mystery why this happened" is a .
- (complang) An unused parameter or value.
- If <code>flag1</code> is false, the other parameters are dummies.
- To make a mock-up or prototype version of something, without some or all off its intended functionality.
- The carpenters dummied some props for the rehearsals.