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  • A Jewish jester who is hired to make witty rhymes and tell fortunes at parties

    March 31, 2010

  • A badchan makes an appearance in "The Devil's Arithmetic"

    March 31, 2010

  • nice list!
    What's the meaning of "bescumbered"?

    September 19, 2009

  • to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance; coax

    June 17, 2009

  • stay calm

    June 13, 2009

  • british slang; look. "Would you take a gander at what she's wearing?"

    June 13, 2009

  • average

    June 13, 2009

  • don't care

    June 13, 2009

  • take a risk

    June 13, 2009

  • "flattery is useless"

    June 13, 2009

  • totally bald

    June 13, 2009

  • to panic, british slang

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • out getting drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk

    June 13, 2009

  • drunk or stoned

    June 13, 2009

  • a form of greeting

    June 13, 2009

  • going to the bathroom

    June 13, 2009

  • caught in the act

    June 13, 2009

  • British slang: 1. a leisurely stroll 2. temper

    June 13, 2009

  • a derogatory term for a woman of loose morals

    June 13, 2009

  • 1. a sound beating 2. sexual intercourse

    June 13, 2009

  • lucky

    June 13, 2009

  • bursting with energy

    June 13, 2009

  • a good, solid, reliable person

    June 13, 2009

  • to flatter

    June 13, 2009

  • an enthusiastic opinion of a person, place, or thing.
    "She's a belter, that Ms. Molly"

    June 13, 2009

  • play hooky

    June 13, 2009

  • heavy drinker prone to loutish behavior

    June 13, 2009

  • an Indian style skirt. Usually slim and full length

    March 27, 2009

  • A double layer of cloth worn by Indian women as a scarf, veil etc

    March 27, 2009

  • a midriff-baring blouse worn in India

    March 27, 2009

  • Kalbelia is a tribe of Rajasthan. In ancient times these tribal people were known for there frequent moving behaviour from one place to another. The dance which today is world famous, is an integral part of there culture and is performed to celebrate any joyful moment in the community. Such were the occatutions that both the men and the women of the tribe used to participate in these dances wholeheartedly.

    Black and dark red are the colours which attracted these people and hence the clothes of the dancers (mainly females) as well. The upper body cloth is called "Angrakhi" and a piece of cloth worn on head known as "Odhani" similarly the lower body cloth is called "Lengha". All these cloths are nicely mixed in red and black hues and embroided beautifully in such a way that when these dancers perform these clothes represent a rare combination of colours soothing to eyes as well as to the atmoshphere.

    Musical part of the dance is taken care by the male participents which use different instruments to create the rytheme on which the dancers performance. As the performance goes on the rytheme becomes faster and faster and hence the dance. Instruments used by these people are calles "Been", "Khanjari", "Morchang", "khuralio" and "Dholak"

    --Wikipedia

    March 26, 2009

  • Sapera is a form of dance from India practised by the Romani peoples, to Romani and Indian music. It is commonly thought of as a snake dance, it is a dance that features heavily in the twirls with richly embroidered robes flaying out in display.

    March 26, 2009

  • Zott (singular Zottī) is the Arabic term for gypsies. The Zott were musicians who migrated in great numbers from India to Sassanid Persia under Behram Gour. Their name was later applied to any itinerant entertainer of Indian origin, and came to be the common name of the Dom people in the Middle East, as English gypsy or tinker with contemptuous connotations.

    March 26, 2009

  • Term was used to refer to fortune tellers, ventriloquists and wizards who visited the Emperor Constantine IX in the year 1054. They were said to have a knowledge of magic.

    "Atsingani" is an older term for the Romani people; which adapted the name "Gypsies"

    March 26, 2009

  • a feminine name of gypsy origin; emerald

    March 26, 2009

  • gypsy origin; a fortune-teller

    March 26, 2009

  • reddish brown

    March 17, 2009

  • lol; maybe you're right, reesetee...Don't look at me, though! It was dictionary.com, I tell you! (They're prejudice against Phalacrocoracidae).

    March 17, 2009

  • 2. A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person. (from Dictionary.com)

    March 17, 2009

  • a horse's attempt to remove its rider

    March 10, 2009

  • John Smith describes Oxford and Cambridge students as "Tuftafetty humorists" referring to the gold tassels they wore. (The American Nation, 12 Edition, pg. 31)

    March 10, 2009

  • also can be used as a noun; a swindler or cheater

    March 7, 2009

  • a square bandanna worn on the head by a gypsy woman. Can be worn by a man as well

    March 7, 2009

  • a vain person

    March 5, 2009

  • A contemptuous term for a ring-leader whose lead is followed in an unquestioning, sheep-lie fashion. ---Foyle's Philavery

    March 5, 2009

  • a sloven who deserves a whipping

    March 3, 2009

  • An effeminate fellow

    March 3, 2009

  • a very slow moving animal

    March 3, 2009

  • a lazy person. 16th century insult

    March 3, 2009

  • a person fit for hanging
    Included in several lists of "pirate lingo"

    March 3, 2009

  • French, "Skylark"

    March 3, 2009

  • sweet list

    March 3, 2009

  • ooo! Hey, thanks for showing me this list! This will be helpful for my writing! Definitely Saves me some time...I was looking for one like this but I guess I missed it!

    March 2, 2009

  • dear; sweetheart: used in referring to or addressing a woman or girl.

    March 1, 2009

  • an enticing glance

    March 1, 2009

  • 1. handling, touching, esp. sexual forplay
    2. an impulse to caress someone of the opposite sex
    (from Foyle's Philavery)

    March 1, 2009

  • It's me!

    You forgot, "Josie and the Pussycats"
    And "Josie" by Blink 182

    February 28, 2009

  • glowing with a ruddy or golden light

    February 28, 2009

  • a sweetheart or lover; Middle English origin

    February 28, 2009

  • a swinging seat of North Indian origin

    February 28, 2009

  • French for "Swallow"

    February 28, 2009

  • used in Johnny Tremain to describe a sickly face of a dying soldier

    February 26, 2009

  • is said to refer to Happiness in marriage; desire to travel; and says "come to me"

    February 25, 2009

  • relating to innocence, secret and silent love

    February 25, 2009

  • of or relating to the appearance or characteristics of a lily; pure, virginal

    February 25, 2009

  • flower which represents humility and constancy

    February 25, 2009

  • referring to the azalea flower which represents fragile passion and temperance

    February 25, 2009

  • referring to the Acacia flower which is said to represent elegance, friendship, and chaste love

    February 25, 2009

  • love play; petting or necking

    February 25, 2009

  • nice list!

    February 25, 2009

  • a womanizer

    February 25, 2009

  • also "tawpie"
    a scatterbrained, untidy, careless young woman

    February 25, 2009

  • a flambard; "flame-bladed sword"

    November 20, 2008

  • acentric stare? lol

    November 8, 2008

  • Ooo! Thanks Reesetee! This is a great list! (I recently discovered this book and I'm having so much fun with it!)

    November 8, 2008

  • Haha; Well, I do a little bit of costume design, but mostly I use the clothing descriptions for writing historical fiction/fantasy

    November 8, 2008

  • stiffly and tightly curled or wrinkled

    November 8, 2008

  • any jewelry or ornament made by tooth-shells. Native American

    November 8, 2008

  • v. to talk foolishness
    n. havers. foolish talk

    November 8, 2008

  • the stocks

    November 8, 2008

  • British slang; someone who curries favor; a grouch

    November 8, 2008

  • a marshy swamp area

    November 8, 2008

  • handle or part of a lance which is grasped

    November 8, 2008

  • 16th and 17th century game of cards for three players

    November 8, 2008

  • a sidelong glance; a quick look

    November 8, 2008

  • a thoughtless, wanton, flirtatious young lady

    November 8, 2008

  • silk handkerchief. a "fogle-hunter" was a slang term for pick-pocket

    November 8, 2008

  • nonsense, foolish talk

    November 8, 2008

  • varied, miscellaneous

    November 8, 2008

  • also, falderal

    November 8, 2008

  • a jerk of a horse's reign which is meant to lead it to turn

    November 8, 2008

  • to tame, civilize

    November 8, 2008

  • a pine cone (South Africa)

    November 8, 2008

  • the cutting off of a limb

    November 8, 2008

  • n. a forged English penny
    (Foyle, Christopher. Foyle's Philavery. pg. 49)

    October 28, 2008

  • Sometimes "By crivens!"; an expression of astonishment

    October 28, 2008

  • noun
    1. a young cockerel
    2. a boastful but little person

    October 28, 2008

  • verb. to tell tales about, slander, gossip

    October 28, 2008

  • noun.
    1. craftiness; trickery
    2. precaution

    October 28, 2008

  • adj. pallid, whitish; turning white or blanching

    October 28, 2008

  • noun. over-dramatic behavior typical of a second-rate actor

    October 28, 2008

  • adj. equine; relating to horses

    October 28, 2008

  • additional meaning:
    adj. tipsy; almost drunk

    October 23, 2008

  • n. banter; ridicule

    October 23, 2008

  • n. a prostitute or courtesan
    Used in thieves' jargon so that others could not understand their meaning
    (Foyle, Christopher. Foyle's Philavery, pg. 26)

    October 23, 2008

  • v. to scorch or toast thoroughly

    October 23, 2008

  • adj. like a beast; brutal and beastly

    October 23, 2008

  • adv. open, unconcealed

    October 23, 2008

  • n. the campanero or South African bell-bird (def. from Foyle's Philavery)

    October 23, 2008

  • n. a canvass shoe or sandal

    October 23, 2008

  • v. to adorn oneself, to beautify.

    Derived from the Greek mythological character "Adonis"

    October 23, 2008

  • Ooh! Thanks for the additions, chained bear! Feel free to add whatever you want to this! I'm always looking for new clothing/costume vocabulary!

    October 15, 2008

  • R. Wilcox, Dictionary of Costume: "an elaborate but delicate headdress of the sixteenth century, usually of a lace of gold threads workd with beads, jewels, ribbons, gauze, and even sometimes a single feather

    October 15, 2008

  • a medieval jacket warn by pages. Short, fitted doublet to which the stockings are buttoned or laced.

    October 15, 2008

  • a chiton (tunic)worn by chariot drivers of Ancient Greece

    September 21, 2008

  • Used in decoration such as hats, fans, ect.

    September 19, 2008

  • meaning "head of cabbage"; a woman's hairstyle in 1700's, France

    September 18, 2008

  • also may be spelled "cockscomb"

    September 18, 2008

  • Latin.
    he speaks; she speaks.

    September 18, 2008

  • Dictionary.com
    De"tur\, n. L. detur let it be given. A present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student as a prize. Harvard Univ., U. S.

    September 18, 2008

  • a bauble or mock scepter carried by court jesters

    September 18, 2008

  • A jester character dating back to the 16th century.

    From Wikipedia: His mask usually portrays him with a ridiculously long beak-like nose, often near as long as his whole face. His nose and cheeks are usually painted red. He sometimes wears glasses, and is frequently shown with plumes in his hat...Entertains the audience by his "grimaces and affected language."

    Could be stupid or clever as he saw fit and was said to be sly, adroit, supple, and conceited.

    September 18, 2008

  • Possible origin for Pierrot, a famous, sad clown in French theatre.

    From Wikipedia: "According to Bakken publicity, the character is more than 4,000 years old, and originated in Turkey (known as Asia Minor). It is also claimed that in ancient times, the broad red mouth of the character was created by physically cutting the mouth to make it larger."

    September 18, 2008

  • From Wikipedia: "The noticeable feature of Pierrot's behaviour is his naïveté, he is seen as a fool, always the butt of pranks, yet nonetheless trusting. Pierrot is also portrayed as moonstruck, distant and oblivious to reality."

    Often portrayed lovesick, playing mandolin, usually wearing a black skull cap and loose, white clothing

    September 18, 2008

  • Can be used as a verb. If one is Pierrotting, he is acting like Pierrot

    September 18, 2008

  • decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc. (Dictionary.com)

    Think "Peter Pan" or a jester

    September 17, 2008

  • an extremely large, ostentatious ruff worn at the neck; 15th-16th centuries

    September 17, 2008

  • a professional jester or buffoon in ancient Rome

    September 17, 2008

  • A word for a fool or Jester. Originally a specific character of Ancient Greek drama

    September 17, 2008

  • 14th century men's hose

    September 17, 2008

  • Used to whiten skin of ancient Greek women

    September 17, 2008

  • Juice from which made a rosy, cheek make-up (rouge) for ancient Greek women.

    September 17, 2008

  • voluptuous folds of fabric draped over one shoulder and reaching to the ankle

    September 17, 2008

  • short or very short, belted garment worn by ancient male Greeks

    September 17, 2008

  • An ancient Greek buskin

    September 17, 2008

  • kind of cestus or battle glove; thin leather thongs with cutting blades; worn my ancient Greeks

    September 17, 2008

  • A kind of cestus or battle glove; "limb-piercer"

    September 17, 2008

  • battle glove made of leather thongs tied over hands; used by ancient Greeks in hand-to-hand combat

    September 17, 2008

  • kind of belt worn by women of ancient greece

    September 17, 2008

  • oh, yes! Sorry for the confusion. I wanted to research this word a little more to get a better meaning on it and it's origins. So far, all I've been able to find out is that it means or refers to a type of cake!

    September 3, 2008

  • A men's garment of the 1300's; loose, heavy robe, below knee-length and with a hood attached and full, pleated sleeves. Often replaced a cloak.

    August 24, 2008

  • "cake"; Anne and the King of Siam

    August 24, 2008

  • also, a low contemptible person (archaic)

    August 23, 2008

  • one who deserves or is likely to be hanged

    August 23, 2008

  • There isn't a direct english translation, but these are sort of like "social points". A common man has six sakdina. The prince of Siam have forty thousand.

    August 23, 2008

  • Malay word for "pretty"

    August 23, 2008

  • a woman-chaser

    August 22, 2008

  • a dishonest, base person

    August 22, 2008

  • the seed from the areca, a tropic palm; chewed with betel leaves similarly to tobacco chewing

    August 22, 2008

  • India silk brocaded with flowers of silver or gold.

    August 22, 2008

  • a young, female pig

    August 22, 2008

  • the small, gimpy pig of a litter

    August 22, 2008

  • a Polish tunic worn by men until the 19th century. Tight-fitting across chest, short standing collar, sleeve-styles vary.

    August 19, 2008

  • "a Hungarian bride's tall tiara; a glittering, bespangled headdress worn only once, built up of artifical roses of white and in delicate tints, with silk ribbons floating in back" -The Dictionary of Costume; R. Turner Wilcox

    August 19, 2008

  • refering to clothing or hose that consisted of two different colors or fabrics divided vertically down the center of the costume. For example, parti-colored hose would have one blue leg and one green leg.

    August 19, 2008

  • The oriental name for a Persian or Turkish turban

    August 19, 2008

  • very loose, draping, baggy pants worn by Persian women. Think "Princess Jasmine pants"

    August 19, 2008

  • an effect given to silk, French for "cracked"

    August 19, 2008

  • a miliary cloak worn by Roman soldiers; Roman version of the Greek chlamys

    August 19, 2008

  • Originally a short, sleeping tunic worn by greeks; now commonly known as a basic white linen shirt, underdress, or blouse.

    August 19, 2008

  • small, round skullcap worn by ancient Greeks.

    August 19, 2008

  • "French for "old cock", a togue or bonnet worn by Swiss and German knights in the sixteenth century. Satin and ostrich plumes attached to a linen coif or cap." -The Dictionary of Costumes; R. Turner Wilcox.

    August 18, 2008

  • "an elaborate headdress of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries which began as the golden net caul, crepine, reticulated cap of velvet or satin covered with a jeweled gilt net. It developed fantastic two-horned shapes and was finally supplanted by the tall hennin with long, flowing veil in the fifteenth century." - The Dictionary of Costume; R. Turner Wilcox

    August 18, 2008

  • from The Dictionary of Costume; R. Turner Wilcox; "the tiara of ancient Persian kings and Jewish High Priests"; Wilcox also describes a crown or cidaris worn by a Turkish sultana, velvet and silk

    August 18, 2008

  • French for "ornamented with diamonds"

    August 18, 2008

  • French term for suspenders

    August 18, 2008

  • also, brogan

    August 18, 2008

  • from The Dictionary of Costumes; R. Turner Wilcox: "a gorgeous robe worn by Turkish Sultans. Of velvet, brocaded fabric or white satin fastened down center front with jeweled gold buttons, long, and with short sleeves. Over it was worn the doliman, a sleeveless robe with hanging sleeves. A white silk turbna draped around a tarboosh completed the costume; one feather worn indoors and two feathes when in public."

    August 18, 2008

  • from The Dictionary of Costumes; R. Turner Wilcox: "a sheer embroidered square folded diagonally to cover nose, mouth, and neck, the ends tied, worn by Arab women. Men also use a plain litham when the sand is blowing. see djellaba."

    Basically, a cloth-face mask, similiar to what we would think of a "ninja mask".

    August 18, 2008

  • thanks a lot! I always have trouble finding synonyms for laugh in my writing!

    August 16, 2008

  • an Indian teacher

    August 16, 2008

  • an Indian servant who comes in the morning to sweep the house and grounds

    August 16, 2008

  • an Indian servant especially charged with filling the bathtubs with water

    August 16, 2008

  • an Indian washerwoman

    August 16, 2008

  • Hindu butler; keeps lesser servants in order

    August 16, 2008

  • "little, quarrelsome brown and red-spotted bird" - from Anna and the King of Siam

    August 16, 2008

  • a Java sparrow

    August 16, 2008

  • A rare, Indian bird, "scarlet breast", who is an exquisite singer

    August 16, 2008

  • a jeweled hairnet, especially worn by women in the Renaissance

    August 15, 2008

  • a braid made of golden silk, embroidered with metal and gems. It was worn by women in the 13th century.

    August 15, 2008

  • A medieval woman's hairstyle of a bun of hair at each ear enclosed in an ornamented case, usually of beaded wire. A circlet around the head connects the two cauls together. Padme wore cauls in the picnic scene of Starwars II.

    August 15, 2008

  • Crespinettes is a kind of 14th-century headress with an ornamented cylinder hanging by each ear.

    August 15, 2008

  • close-fitting, medieval outer garment with long sleeves, usually hip-length for men and full length for women.

    August 15, 2008

  • Popular style of wire-underskirt worn in the 18th century. "Baskets" spreading out skirt on either side of the hips.

    August 15, 2008

  • hand coverings made of leather strips, metal studs, worn by boxers

    August 15, 2008

  • Jems worn in the hair; popular style in the 17th-18th centuries. Literally "wasps and butterflues" in French. Similar expression to "Ribbons and pearls"

    August 15, 2008

  • A flowing, medieval robe or tunic, usually belted, having full trailing sleeves and often trimmed with fur

    August 15, 2008

  • n garment for neck and shoulders, usually ruffled and having a collar

    August 15, 2008

  • n: a person who is destined or deserves to be hanged

    August 15, 2008

  • (n): a mean or cantakerous person

    August 15, 2008

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