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acrylic fiber any of a group of synthetic fibers that are made chiefly of acrylonitrile that has been formed into polymers.
advert (chiefly British; informal) an advertisement. [1/2 definitions]
aeroplane (chiefly British) airplane.
aggro (chiefly British; informal) trouble; annoyance; irritation. [2 definitions]
albatross any of several of the largest seabirds, with webbed feet, long narrow wings, and hooked beaks, that are found chiefly in the Southern Hemisphere.
alga any of various primitive, chiefly aquatic plants that have no roots, stems, or leaves, including the seaweeds and diatoms.
almshouse (chiefly British) historically, a privately financed charitable institution that offered shelter to people in need. [1/2 definitions]
Apache any member of a formerly nomadic North American Indian tribe chiefly inhabiting the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. [1/2 definitions]
Arawak a member of an Indian people once widespread throughout the West Indies, now living chiefly in northern South America. [1/2 definitions]
arenite sandstone or other rock that is composed chiefly of grains of sand.
articulated lorry (chiefly British) a very large truck, consisting of a cab and freight-hauling trailer, that carries goods over long distances; tractor-trailer; semi.
aubergine (chiefly British) a plant cultivated for its fruit, or the dark purple, ovoid fruit itself, which is eaten as a vegetable; an eggplant. [1/2 definitions]
bairn (chiefly Scottish) a child.
balm of Gilead the aromatic resin of these trees, formerly used in healing ointments and now used chiefly in the making of perfumes. [1/2 definitions]
bandicoot any of several ratlike marsupials, chiefly of Australia. [1/2 definitions]
banger (chiefly British; informal) a sausage. [2 definitions]
barmy (chiefly British; informal) a bit crazy; nuts. [1/2 definitions]
barrio a chiefly Spanish-speaking section of a U.S. city. [1/2 definitions]
barrister (chiefly British) a lawyer who is qualified to offer legal advice and to represent clients in both the lower and higher courts in the UK.
bathroom (chiefly American) a room with a toilet and often containing a sink, bathtub, or other facility for washing. [1/2 definitions]
bedsit (chiefly British; informal) a typically inexpensive rental accommodation combining a bedroom and sitting room along with facilities for cooking.