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Historical Dictionary of American Slang

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  • earful
    ( n ) A lot of gossip. My grandmother gave me an earful about the neighborhood.
    1910s
  • earful
    ( n ) A significant statement. When Russell came home plastered, his wife gave him an earful that he will never forget.
    1920s
  • earthbound
    ( adj ) Old-fashioned. Oh, man, this new clod from the boonies is totally earthbound.
    1980s
  • ease up
    ( v ) Calm down. She's working a mile a minute; she has to ease up soon.
    1940s
  • easy
    ( adj ) Easily seduced. All the guys like Mary; she's so easy.
    1950s
  • eat
    ( v ) To annoy, bother. I have a problem that is really eating (at) me.
    1890s
  • eat one's heart out
    ( vp ) To gnaw at, disturb, vex. It is best to talk about your problems than let them eat your heart out.
    1910s
  • edge
    ( n ) State of drunkenness, intoxication. Let's go; I'm getting an edge.
    1920s
  • edgy
    ( adj ) Nervous. Why don't you put down the gun; it's making me edgy.
    1940s
  • Eesh!
    ( int ) An interjection of surprise or shock. The world is going to end! Eesh!
    1980s
  • Egad!
    ( int ) Interjection of surprise. Egad! I didn't expect a clown at my birthday party!
    1670s
  • egg
    ( n ) A person who lives well. Oh, you never want to miss Lucien's parties; he's a very good egg.
    1920s
  • embalmed
    ( adj ) Drunk, intoxicated. Lance was so embalmed that he didn't come to as they rolled him down the hill to the car.
    1920s
  • ends
    ( n ) Money. I really would like to go to the shore this weekend but I just don't have the ends.
    1990s
  • eye
    ( v ) To look at intensely. I saw you eying that motorcycle yesterday; are you going to buy one?
    1580s
  • eye candy
    ( np ) Someone or something attractive. Look at that eye candy over there.
    1980s
  • eye to eye
    ( adv ) In agreement. Goober and I see eye to eye on everything political.
    1870s
  • eyeball
    ( v ) To look at. Lela, I saw Gordon eyeballing you in the office yesterday.
    1950s

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