-v. 5. name, nickname, dub, entitle, christen, baptize, surname; denominate, designate, identify, Archaic. clepe, Archaic, nominate; call, address; label, tag, term, style, stereotype,
titter, v. snicker, snigger, laugh under one's breath
or to oneself, laugh up or in one's sleeve, chuckle, show one's amusement; te-hee, giggle, cackle, chirp, chirrup; laugh at, mock; smirk, grin, smile at, simper, mouth, SI. mug, Archaic, mow; sneer, curl one's lip at.
tittle-tattle, n. 1. gossip, Inf. scuttlebutt, hearsay, Fr. ouT-dire, report, Archaic, bruit; Si. dope, Inf. inside info, Si. poop; prattle, idle talk, Si. schmooze, small talk, palaver, Scot. clishmaclaver; chat, chitchat, Si. yackety-yak, Si. yak, twaddle, blather.
-v. 2. tattle, Inf. blab, gossip, rumor, bruit, Scot. clishmaclaver, spread stories; prattle, prate, palaver; chatter, chat, chitchat, SI. yak, SI. schmooze; gibber, blather, gabble, run off at the mouth, Si. jaw, shoot the breeze.
titular, adj. 1. naming, denominative, designative, designatory, identifying, labeling, Gram, nominative; appellative, compellative, honorific, honorifical, titulary; sobriquetical, cognominal, epithetic, epithetical.
2. named, dubbed, labeled, tagged, called, Archaic. yclept or clept, Archaic, hight; titled, noble, royal, regal, blue-blooded, highborn, aristocratic, patrician, silk-stocking; official, high-level, high-ranking, big.
3. nominal, in title or name only, so-called, selfcalled, self-christened, self-styled, Fr. soi-disant; empty, powerless, token, (of governments) puppet; formal, ex officio; honorary, Latin, honoris causa.
-n. 4. official, magistrate, officebearer, officeholder, officer, pooh bah, Brit, placeman, Rare, officiary; dignitary, VIP, big shot, big man, heavy, Inf. brass, Inf. bigwig; noble, nobleman, noblewoman, gentleman, gentlewoman; king, prince, czar, emperor, sheik, khan, rajah, maharajah; grand duke, archduke, lord, milord, peer, duke, marquis, Hist, margrave, earl, count, viscount, baron; grandee, magnifico, don, hidalgo; baronet, lordling, Scot. Hist, thane, princeling, princekin, princelet; seigneur, feudal lord, Japanese Hist, daimyo, signior, signor; squire, Scot. laird, Russian Hist, boyar, (in medieval Germany) landgrave; knight, cavalier, Fr. Hist, chevalier, Hist, banneret, armiger; queen, sovereign queen, princess, czarina, empress, maharanee, maharani, rani, lady, milady, dame, begum, margravine, shahzadi; duchess, archduchess, grand duchess, countess, viscountess, baroness, marchioness, peeress.
5. eponym, who [s.o.] is named after,
toady, n. 1. sycophant, toadeater, fawner, flatterer, fawning flatterer, truckler, tufthunter, courtier, wheedler, puffer, backslapper, backscratcher, time-server, Inf apple polisher, SI. brown-nose, SI. brown-noser, SI. brownie, Obs., Rare, blander, Archaic, pick-thank; parasite, leech, Inf. sponge or sponger, hanger-on; flunky, lackey, Inf. yes man, jackal, spaniel, bootlick, bootlicker, lickspit, lickspittle, kowtower, U.S. Uncle Tom, U.S. SI. oreo, cringer, groveler, sniveler; puppet, slave, dupe, instrument, tool, cat's-paw, rubber-stamp, doormat, footstool, SI. stooge.
-v. 2. fawn, fawn upon, SI. fall all over, truckle, truckle to, toady to, wheedle, puff, puff up, inflate, SI. suck up to, SI. play up to, Inf. apple-polish, SI. brownnose, SI. get brownie points; lick [s.o.'s] shoes, lick or kiss [s.o.'s] feet, Inf. be a yes man to, Inf. bootlick; kowtow, bow, bow and scrape, stoop, kneel, fall on one's knees, prostrate oneself; grovel, crawl, creep, crouch, slither; cringe, cower, squirm,
toadyish, adj. 1. sycophantic, sycophantical, syco-phantish, fawning, flattering, truckling, wheedling, toadying; ingratiating, timeserving, Inf. bootlicking, SI. apple-polishing, SI. brown-nosing, Obs., Rare. blandiloquous; buttery, candied, unctuous, oily, honey-mouthed, smooth-tongued, smooth-talking, sweet-talking, Rare blandiloquent.