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SLANG

AND
EUPHEMISM
A dictionary of oaths, curses,
insults, sexual slang and metaphor,
racial slurs, drug talk, homosexual
lingo, and related matters

by
RICHARD A. SPEARS
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Northwestern University

Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.


Middle Village, New York 11379
SLANG AND EUPHEMISM
A dictionary of oaths, curses, insults, sexual slang and
metaphor, racial slurs, drug talk, homosexual lineo and
related matters
For
JACK BERRY
Copyright 1981
by
Richard A. Spears

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INTRODUCTION ;:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Slang and Euphemism
My heartfelt thanks go to:
Sally Reyering for proofreading various stages of the manuscript for the last A culture's vocabulary contains a record of the culture's values, fears,
two years. hostilities, and mistakes. Literate societies have refined their vocabularies to
Nancy Spears for her help with proofreading. such a high degree that all manners of thought can be expressed with great
Professor Morris Goodman for his help with the material in French, clarity. There are, however, many areas of human interaction where language
Hebrew, and Yiddish. serves as evidence of various social phenomena as well as being the medium for
Professor B. Claude Mathis for providing space for this project in its early explaining it. A significant portion of the English vocabulary has been devised
stages. to replace existing words with the same meaning. Many slang terms, euphem-
Professors Rae Moses, Robert Gundlach, and James.Wertsch for reading isms, colloquial terms, and technical terms came into use so that people could
parts of the manuscript. avoid writing or saying prohibited terms for unpleasant subjects.
Alice Thompson, Manager, Language Laboratories, for a painstaking This dictionary is a record of the usage of prohibited words and subjects
check of the entries. among speakers of English. It is a record of the terms of avoidance used in the
And to M. Dwass, P. Heller, B. Litowitz, N.N. New, J.L. Wagner, J. English-speaking world since the beginnings of the English language. It is a
Yozallinas, collection of sexual slang, prostitute's argot, homosexual slang, racial slurs,
scatology, oaths, curses, verbal weapons, terms for fears, obsessions, and
death. Most of the slang and colloquial terms entered here and many of the
euphemistic terms for prohibited topics do not appear in dictionaries of
standard English. Some of those which do appear are poorly defined or are
defined with antique euphemisms.

What Is Slang?
"Slang" was not originally a label for individual words. It was a term for
British criminals' jargon, which was called "cant" or, in the jargon itself,
"flash" or "slang." In addition to meaning "cant," the word slang also means
"deception" and "chain." The latter is clearly derived from the Dutch word
slang, "snake."
"Slang" originally referred to the patter of criminals, the entire semisecret
idiom and vocabulary of the British underworld. By the 1800s "slang" was used
outside of the underworld to label cant or cant-like words which crept into the
speech of otherwise honest citizens. Like any of the habits of the lower classes,
the use of slang was unwelcome in the company of ladies and gentlemen.
There is no sure test for deciding when an expression is slang or something
else. From the point of view of standard English, slang is an intruder. Over the
years the term "slang" has broadened to embrace all sorts of verbal intruders
such as jargon, colloquialisms, dialect, and just plain vulgar words. Although
in its original sense "slang" referred only to criminal jargon, in its expanded
sense it can include any nonstandard or unpleasant word or phrase.
Despite the fact that "slang" means many things to many people, some
general comments can be made about the types of language called slang.
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1. Slang is not considered suitable for formal or serious matters. exemplify important patterns of avoidance nonetheless. Among these are
2. Slang terms are usually synonyms for standard terms. avoidance terms for the names of dieties. These terms are used not as
3. Slang terms and slang speech symbolize a lack of allegiance*to social' euphemisms but as traditional ways of avoiding saying the name of God (see
conventions. the entry Tetragrammaton) or for disguising the name of a deity in a profane
4. Slang terms and slang speech flourish in nonliterate affairs; slang is a oath. Another such class includes the classical medical avoidances found in the
spoken phenomenon. "phobia" and "mania" terms. Most of the disabilities contained in this
5. Slang and the standard language are at odds by nature. Slang is used nomenclature are easily describable in ordinary English, and very few of them
defiantly by young people whom society is attempting to make respect constitute specific disorders with well-defined symptoms or treatment. The
ful of literacy. terms for divination constitute a similar class. Most of the "phobia," "mancy,"
6. Slang is used to indicate membership in, and the integrity of, social and "mania" words are compounds of Greek or Latin origin. Some of these
groups which do not conduct their business in the standard language. terms refer to Greek or Roman practices and others have been fabricated from
7. Slang that changes meaning or form fairly rapidly is often used by the Greek roots to refer to more recent types of divination.
young, who also change rather rapidly.
8. Slang is used by "outsiders" to indicate empathy with subgroups, A major type of euphemizing is the use of official scientific terms in very
especially with the young. formal or technical settings. This might be considered a stylistic variation, but
9. The use of slang is avoided when speaking to a person of a higher status. it has been observed that people utilize scientific terms to avoid more direct
10. Slang that can be subclassified as aggressive, rude, bawdy, or scatalogi- terms in "polite" settings. A young man might use the term "goobers" among
cal serves additional functions in channeling aggression, establishing his peers, "pimples" with his parents, "acne" with his doctor, and "acne
and maintaining rank, and in virility affirmation in groups of males. vulgaris" in a Health Sciences term paper.
Slang and euphemism are related when they deal with tabooed subjects. This
What Is Euphemism? dictionary is about those words and subjects.
The term "euphemism" refers to the substitution of a milder expression for a
harsh or unacceptable one. This includes classical euphemisms, such as "pass What Is Taboo?
on" for "die," but also refers to any circumlocution of a prohibited word or
phrase. "Crap" is readily recognized as a euphemism for the word "shit." Other "Taboo" is a Polynesian word for any of a number of religious prohibitions
words such as "dung," "excrement," or "alvine dejections" are used to avoid all which forbid specified behavior usually under the threat of some kind of
of the lowly and common words for this topic. The process of making topics punishment. Many of the taboos of this type are absolute, that is, they are
presentable for more formal or polite situations is also part of euphemizing. always in effect regardless of the situation. Many of them involve offenses
Euphemisms and the process of euphemizing have the following characteris- toward the spirit world and religious custom. The term "taboo" is often used
tics. for any prohibition imposed by social convention. Although some Western
taboos are supported by law, few of them are codified as specific laws. This
1. A euphemism is an expression substituted for another expression which dictionary is partly concerned with verbal taboos, that is, prohibitions against
has acquired a negative connotation. the use of specific words or the discussion of certain subjects.
2. A euphemism is an expression which is a synonym for a word or phrase Verbal taboos are selective in Western society, and they are not usually
of lower status. absolute. Taboos against profanity are observed both publicly and privately
3. A euphemism is an expression deliberately created to raise the status of a
among devoutly religious persons, but most taboos are observed only in public
concept. and are clearly linked to the social setting, the sex, the age, the status of the
4. Euphemism is used to protect oneself or one's audience from embarrass
speaker, and the audience. Included among the expressions usually prohibited
ment or other emotional discomfort.
5. In the area of sexual taboo, euphemism signifies that the speaker is
are profanity, curses, oaths, discussions of sexual matters, and terms for
avoiding sexual overtures. excrement, prostitution, death, homosexuality, and mental illness. Most
6. Euphemism is used in polite, sexually mixed company to avoid the
verbal prohibitions are supported by little more than the traditions of eti-
coarse terms of all-male groups. quette. They are defied often and with little if any punishment, and not all
7. Euphemism is used in polite company to avoid the typical speech of levels of society observe these taboos.
lower levels of society. Human fears of-human sexuality have long borne the blame for the
prohibition of sexually-oriented speech. Sexual joking and sexual verbal play
The keys to understanding euphemism are avoidance and etiquette. This are less restricted than similar joking about feces, urine, nasal mucus, or putrid
dictionary also includes terms which are not recognized as euphemisms but sweat, however. Mention of these and similar excrements are far more
offensive than verbal sexual play. Certainly the area of sexual and excremental
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meaning has played a major role in developing and sustaining verbal taboos, the middle-class Victorian's concerns with propriety also embraced manners,
but once a social convention is established, breaking it is a social violation and dress, religion, personal habits, and possessions. The model Victorian is
nothing more serious. It is not always clear, however,- whether a person is r always clean, well-dressed, and a prude of the first water. Although a number
avoiding taboo terms in response to social convention or for psychopathologi- of Victorians certainly did fit that description, a very large number were poor,
cal reasons. The results are the same. dirty, ignorant, alcoholic, diseased, unskilled, exploited, immoral, amoral,
For some people certain words assume a kind of magical or mystical power. vulgar, dishonest, unsuccessful, and, in present day terms, discriminated
Words about death and some of the best-known "dirty words" seem to have against. Persons who possessed one or more qualities on this long list of social
that kind of power for some people. Personal prohibitions against certain woes had formed a substantial part of the English population for centuries.
words and concepts are quite complex and are due to different causes in Nineteenth-century England offered many people the opportunity to
different individuals. The basis for most of them is acquired at an early age. achieve a level of prosperity and a degree of economic independence never
before known in the general populace. For many it meant not just an increase
Protecting Children in income but a fairly rapid alteration of behavior and attitudes, invariably to a
more genteel state. Books of etiquette, elaborate lists of table manners, and
religious tracts of all types were available for the instruction of those aspiring
A reason frequently cited for censoring language is the protection of
children. Western society hopes to improve itself by controlling very carefully to respectability. The values of the times were characterized by self-satisfac-
the training and education of its children. Parents try to keep children from tion, exaggerated delicacy, bourgeois opulence, and a moral complacency
cursing and swearing in order to protect them from the social condemnation built on a conviction that progress was the reward of virtue and poverty was
heaped on indiscriminate users of low language. Some people take considera- the penalty of sloth and vice. Victorian standards were not imposed by the
ble pains to keep children from hearing bad language, and children become the queen or by the "gentry." They were eagerly sought after and self-imposed by a
source of difficulties if they use bad language. For instance: middle class working to create an orthodoxy of gentility on a massive scale.
A major characteristic of this social development was the rift between the
1. They will embarrass their parents by using bad language publicly. lower classes and the rapidly expanding middle class. This middle class seemed
2. They will embarrass their parents by asking the meaning of sexual or to have a commitment to being as unlike the laboring and serving classes as
excretory terms. possible. Some of the most conspicuous class markers of this period were
3. They will develop a bad reputation due to their low language. found in language usage, in particular, the use of verbal "distancing" by the
4. They will adopt the lifestyle associated with the free use of profanity and middle class. Whereas a member of the laboring class could say "bloody" with
vulgarisms. In general the use of such language is a sign of resistance to every other breath, the proper Englishman would not utter it except under the
socialization. most dire circumstances, if ever. The "dropping" of an H, asin'at(hat)or'otel
(hotel), was an indelible sign of lowness, and although this extracted no new
For many members of the middle class and above, most of these dangers are penalties for the lower-class speaker, it was an unspeakable lapse on the lips of
real. Even so, the degree to which all public communications can be regulated the middle-class Victorian. The public utterance of low language regardless of
for the sake of children is a matter of constant dispute that will never be content was simply not to be done.
resolved to everyone's total satisfaction. Many of the notions that people have It can be assumed that the lower classes also developed behavioral distanc-
about the use of taboo words are instilled when they are children. Like so much ing to avoid looking foppish, prudish, impotent, weak, educated, or effemi-
of one's early training, especially that in cleanliness and grooming, these nate. This only served to widen the distance between the haves and the have-
patterns persist into adulthood. nots. This pattern can be observed today in the lower socioeconomic levels. It
Current attitudes about prohibited topics are to some extent moral leftovers accounts in part for the perpetuation of nonstandard English varieties despite
from the Victorian Period. Certainly, middle-class Victorians observed strong free public education.
verbal restrictions, but the restrictions were not based totally on the Victorians' There is no question that sexual behavior was included in the rigid
repugnance toward sex and excrement. The social structures that account for
verbal prohibitions were in effect long before the Victorian Era and are still in orthodoxy of the middle-class Victorian, especially as it related to feminine
effect now. chasitity. Sloppy dress and manners were a sign of sloppy morals. Unattached
women in the lower classes were assumed to be sexually free. The sight of a
slatternly, drunken prostitute on the streets of the poorer neighborhoods was
Victorianism very common. The notion of unmarried cohabitation was repugnant to the
prosperous Victorians, and the vocabulary of sexual intrigue was, like the
Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain from 1837 until her death in 1901. Her intrigue itself, out of place in polite society.
rei
gn is remembered today for such things as tight corsets, bustles, styles of Among the poor, common-law unions frequently began at puberty, and
architecture, and above all an extraordinarily rigid moral code. People usually there was little restriction on what could be discussed in mixed company and
nk of this moral code as being primarily one of sexual repression, but in fact little mention of what "nice girls" should or should not do. On this point, like
so many others, the freedom of the lower classes shaped the etiquette of the
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prospering middle class. The middle class did not live up to its standards, and words" are denounced as juvenile behavior or taken as evidence of sexual
the term "Victorian" for some has a strong connotation of hypocrisy. Essen- insecurity. Such acts of masculinity affirmation are considered to be exhibi-
tially, the period contained the economic and social adjustments that Western tionistic, and males are encouraged to suppress such behavior.
society made to the Industrial Revolution, capitalism, and the growth of
science, technology, and wealth. Another major area of male verbal behavior concerns the use of alcohol,
Apart from Victorianism, some aspects of contemporary Western social although the drinking of alcoholic beverages is by no means an all-male
behavior are related to attempts to identify with some groups by adopting activity. Being able to drink heavily is equated with "taking it like a man." One
behavioral patterns of that group. People also avoid behaving like members of findsa vast number of terms for degrees of inebriation, most of which reflect
groups with which they do not wish to be associated. the ill effects of overindulgence. The ability to withstand or recover from
overindulgence in alcohol may be analogous to withstanding or recovering
from physical damage. Most drinking slang comes directly from male-to-male
Identification and Distancing usage.
To some extent, people show identification with one another by using one
another's vocabulary. This is parallel to showing identification through dress, Verbal Aggression
residence patterns, and diet. History is filled with examples of persons
identifying with the rich by affecting the speech and dress of wealthy society, Verbal aggression is known in every human society and is totally absent in
and within the last decade young people have been seen affecting the speech all other animal societies. Verbalizing hostilities obviously serves a valuable
and dress of poverty and the underworld. This identification accaunts for the social purpose if it attenuates aggression and lessens the chance of injury or
spread of certain speech patterns. death among the populace.
Some of human social behavior can be described in terms of "oppositions." Verbal aggression is not only symbolic of physical aggression, it is often an
For instance, some aspects of the behavior and attitudes of rural persons are essential adjunct to physical aggression, a sign of impending physical aggres-
the opposite of those of urban persons. When these differences are the basis for sion, or a cause of physical aggression. A society's general prohibition against
conscious or unconscious avoidance behavior in either group, it is called aggression or violence applies also to verbal aggression. The typical tools of
"social distancing." Social distancing is responsible for a wide variety of verbal verbal aggressionoaths, curses, etc.all have negative connotations. Verbal
avoidance. Prohibitions against dirty words, street talk, drug slang, or black aggression depends on impact for its effectiveness, and it is suppressed except
slang, for example, are reinforced by (or caused by) negative feelir.gs toward
the people who typically use them. It must be emphasized that these are when tensions seem to justify its use.
widespread tendencies, not hard and fast rules. Derogatory nicknames are also a type of verbal aggression. Terms for
People may also avoid characteristic verbal signs of antireligiousness, persons of different classes or races make up the bulk of these words.
poverty, sex, political philosophy, youth, age, and level of education. At some Derogation is completely opposite of identification and is meant to offend. (In
levels of society, there is distancing from Victorianism. The niceties of Vic- some cases, however, the same termfor example, niggercan serve both
torian euphemism are ignored for more frank terms, perhaps to make clear the purposes, depending on who is using it.) Terms exist for stupid men and
speaker's feelings against Victorian prudery. slovenly women as well as for specific races or nationalities. Many of the latter
terms are known to be deeply resented by the recipients of the names, and this
A major arena for sexual and scatological patter, including the creation and makes them even more effective as verbal weapons. Even polite and standard
use of sexual metaphor and "dirty words," is found in groups of men. This terms are used as modifiers meaning "wretched" in compounds such as "Irish
patter is characterized by talk that treats women as sex objects, mock- fortune" or "Mexican mud."
aggressive curses, threats, sexual boasting and challenging, and all of the rest A common form of defense or aggression in many species of animals is dung-
of the verbal behavior frowned on in the presence of women and refined men. throwing. This is not frequently practiced by humans (see the entry flying
For the males this activity has values for interpersonal bonding, masculinity pasty) but is analogous to scatological epithets. Often the use of such terms as
affirmation, and identity, and if done in a group, group integrity and strength. verbal aggression accounts in part for the strength of the prohibition against
This type of male aggressiveness also serves as a protective barrier against the them. Human association with any fecal material, including one's own, is
real or imagined threats of female aggressiveness. At lower socioeconomic strongly prohibited.
levels, women may witness this behavior, but in general it is avoided in their
presence. Normally, women do not participate in this activity at any so- Male-to-male behavior includes elements of mock-aggressive verbal be-
cioeconomic level. For the males it provides an outlet for the masculine havior. This is no stronger than the level of physical activity observed when
behavior which is usually repressed in contact with women. boys or men jostle and strike one another in rough play. It is clearly a part of
The use of "dirty words" in other settings can serve as masculinity affirma- group identity (as described above) and is analogous to physical jostling. The
tion. To some extent the male's public oaths, curses, and the use of "dirty mock-aggressive expressions have the same impact as physical jostling. In
certain all-male situations (for example, the battle-front, drinking sessions,
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locker-room sessions), this can involve crude terms ("ass-hole buddy," "old be heard in fashionable social gatherings. It should also be noted that many
sod," "son of a bitch"), and this behavior along with the harsh vocabulary. people are appalled and disgusted at the public use of these words.
which accompanies it is prohibited in polite mixed company. Whether or not the public use of taboo words lasts, there still remains the
To some extent, males use prohibited language among themselves for male problem of verbal sexual play being interpreted as sexual overtures or signs of
sexual identification. Females may avoid using prohibited language for female sexual availability. The need for the two sexes to move freely in society and
sexual identification. associate with one another on an asexual basis will probably serve to maintain
Not surprisingly there are other sexual factors contributing to verbal sexual existing prohibitions against casual verbal sexual exchanges in sexually mixed
taboos between men and women. groups.
Much of this discussion has been based on a notion of "polite" society and
Male and Female the recognition that there is a range of vocabulary items and language style
which correlates to polite behavior. As pointed out before, this discussion does
not describe what all people actually do linguistically or otherwise. This is an
Part of the human sexual negotiations which may lead to copulation are
conducted verbally. These interchanges include a range of activities from attempt to go beyond the traditional assumption of sexual prudery being the
teasing through courting and the "proposition." The initial "inquiry mode" of cause for the repression of publicsexual matters. The societal restrictions
verbal sex-play or verbal seduction involves casting the bait and watching very placed on children's language sustain verbal prohibitions until adult restric-
carefully for negative or positive responses in the other player. Verbal sex-play tions take over. Part of the restrictions establish an asexual social setting
and double entendre are also used by both sexes as an affirrriation of male or wherein men and women may interact socially and transact business relatively
female sexuality (as appropriate). One can find class differences in~the kind of free from sexual signals. Where verbal prohibitions are observed, it is due to a
vocabulary employed and the directness of approach of the players, and like combination of the factors described above.
verbal aggression verbal sex play is effective only if it is reserved for the
appropriate setting. At a very basic level, prohibitions against sexual terms or
graphic sexual joking serve to protect strangers from unwanted sexual over- Real Words, Nonce Words, and Synthetic Slang
tures or the embarrassment of responding to verbal sex-play misinterpreted as
a sexual overture. These prohibitions are by no means found at all levels of The words found in dictionaries of standard English are supported by
society, and they are frequently ignored. "citations." These are bits of written evidence that a given word was used in the
It is often said that women do not use foul language, dirty words, and past by a reputable person who was consciously attempting to write acceptable
profanity. If one is speaking of the middle class (and above), especially what a
society might define as the respectable middle class, this is true to some degree. standard English. Standard English tends to remain stable because educated
If one is speaking of all women, it is false. Whether or not a woman (or a man) people have "agreed" to try to use the language the way it has been preserved in
uses prohibited language is very much dependent upon socioeconomic factors, dictionaries and grammars, and they have been trained to avoid (and even
age, personality, and the specific situation. Nevertheless, decency in woman- condemn) other uses of the language. Much of the material in this dictionary
hood in many areas of contemporary society is determined in part by whether a does not appear in the writing of reputable authors (except for effect) and, in
woman uses foul language. Ladies are not expected to swear like harlots even if fact, much of it is avoided in writing and speaking by users of the standard
they feel like it. This prohibition is linked to the avoidance of all aggressive or language. The attestations for slang, colloquial, and dialect terms are very
low behavior. The motivation for enforcing the prohibition is linked to often found in word lists or dictionaries written by persons who got the word
feminine sexual identity and to a woman's class status. In general, modern from spoken rather than written sources. Even where a word has been collected
educated adults do not usually use low language in the company of strangers, from a written source, the writer may have made up the word and perhaps it
in particular strangers of the opposite sex. Nevertheless males are regarded as was never used after that.
more frequent users of taboo language. A word created for and used on one particular occasion {e.g., "logolatry,"
The differences in the prohibitions on the behavior of males and females are meaning "word-worship") is called a "nonce word." Although nonce words
the result of a widely recognized double standard. Males are regarded as which are humorous, clever, or of learned derivation are sometimes preserved
having a variety of behaviorial options, including the privilege of the free use of in dictionaries, particularly nonstandard dictionaries, it is very difficult for an
taboo words. The notion that this is a privilege of which females are deprived is average person to get away with creating new words for use in formal writing.
not a recent one. The gay nineties and the flapper era of the twenties were both Well-known writers such as Anthony Burgess and Vladimir Nabokov are
times of less restraint in language and sexual matters for women, at least on the highly praised for verbal innovation; the average college freshmen would
level of fashionable social behavior. In the 1970s and early 1980s both sexes probably get flunked for making up new words.
were uttering things in public which the preceding generation would not have Many individuals have their own clever nicknames and private words for
permitted. Even a limited number of idioms containing "fuck" and "shit" can things. These prize euphemisms are occasionally picked up by a word collector
and are recorded in a dictionary of slang or cant. They survive not because
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their use is widespread but because they are clever and interesting examples of his choice of words. At this point in the history of the English language the style
word play. and vocabulary of the literate language began to be codified. This standardiz-
It is possible to create slang which sounds quite authentic and is a$ effective ing toward a norm was accomplished carefully, consciously, and persistently
as any other slang (e.g., "renovate," meaning "to divorce"), but which is never over a long period of time, and it has become a part of what is called standard
used by most speakers of English. This can be called "synthetic slang." In English.
addition, authors sometimes reintroduce old slang or other archaic material Slang, colloquial, jargon, dialect, and all other deviant types of language
directly from slang or dialect dictionaries. This is particularly true in under- have always been a part of English. These were not "fixed" in form and
world matters and other areas where authors may not have firsthand experi- meaning primarily because they were never really the kind of language that the
ence. It is virtually certain that lexicographers do not collect all of their low-life important writers worked with. They were used by the segments of society
words firsthand. The likelihood of unwittingly collecting nonce words and from which educated people were seeking to differentiate themselves.
synthetic slang is therefore quite high. "Standard English" during the first half of the twentieth century was
synonymous with "formal English" and was characterized by the kind of
syntax, vocabulary, and style that one would expect to hear in a sermon or
Dating public lecture. Since Samuel Johnson's time, major dictionaries of English
have grown to include a record of all kinds of English usage, appropriately
Some words can be accurately dated, most cannot; only a very few words labeled (slang, dialect, obsolete, etc.). Most nonstandard usage and all lo-
have memorable beginnings. It is known that "streak" in the sense "run about calized jargon is still excluded, however.
in public totally nude" originated in December 1973 because-there are dated Standard dictionaries typically use the terms dialect, colloquial, vernacular,
newspaper reports which describe the act and use the word. In general, when a vulgar, slang, archaic, obsolescent, jargon, argot, illiterate, low, obsolete, and
word appears in writing and the date of the writing is known, it is certain that rural as labels for nonstandard words. Words which bear these labels in
the word was in existence at that time. In the case of words which have social standard dictionaries are not to be used in expository writing except for special
taboos attached to them or words which are not normally written down, effect. While the labels are adequate and are suitably descriptive for the very
accurate or meaningful dating is all but impossible. few nonstandard words included in a standard dictionary of English, they do
An example of the problem of dating is seen in the Oxford English not represent a well-thought-out analysis of nonstandard English.
Dictionary in its treatment of the word "mubble-fubbles," meaning "melan- Many dictionaries of slang and other deviant speech styles have been written
choly." There are four citations for the word; the earliest is 1589, the latest is over the years. Important collections of words of this nature began to appear in
1654. Since there is no reason to believe that anyone has falsified any of these the 1500s. By 1700 a Mr. "B.E." had published a fascinating book with the
dates, one might assume that the word was in use from 1589 to 1654 and colossal title A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the
probably for some time thereafter. It is not known (a) whether the word was in Canting Crew in its Several Tribes of Gypsies, Beggars, Thieves, Cheats, Etc.,
spoken use before 1589, (b) whether the first writer created the word or picked With Addition of Some Proverbs, Phrases, Figurative Speeches, Etc. As the
it up in conversation, (c) whether the word was ever in widespread use or title promises, the book includes considerable cant, or criminal jargon. In
whether it was copied from the first citation to the second and so for':h, (d) addition, one can find many terms for general taboo matters known not to be
whether the word had use restrictions such as primarily juvenile, primarily cant. Since that time many of the prohibited words and sexual terms have been
female, primarily upper-class, primarily lower-class, primarily youth, (e) included in the concept of "slang." Since the 1700s dictionaries of slang and
whether the word had survived (or was revived or "recoined") since 1654. underworld jargon have flourished. Virtually all of them written during the
This is not a criticism of the dictionary's treatment of the word; rather it 1800s, however, have such euphemistic definitions that the definitions of some
means that it is not accurate to say "They said 'mubble-fubbles' to mean words are not understandable today without a companion set of definitions for
'melancholy' between 1589 and 1654," if by "they" you mean a substantial the euphemisms.
percentage of the population.

What Is Standard English? Dictionaries and Authority

Standard English dictionaries have for more than two centuries been Along with the development of a literate form of English in the last three
concerned primarily with the written language of educated people. In his centuries, a kind of ethic in the "rights" and "wrongs" of language use has
Dictionary of the English Language (1755), Samuel Johnson abandoned his developed. The literate language is considered "right" or even "good," and all
predecessors' practice of entering words simply because they were interesting other varieties are "wrong" or "bad." On another scale, literate languages are
or because they had appeared in older dictionaries. Johnson's famous liwiton- praised while nonwritten languages (sometimes derogatorily called "primitive
ary was a collection of the words used by "the best writers" excepting those dialects") are looked down upon. Logic is often brought into the argument
whom he knew personally, because he did not want his friendships to prejudice when people claim that standard English is "logical." Actually, people can be
inuuciuction xvxii XIX Introduction
logical or illogical in any variety of any language. Logic is a means of localized phenomena. The currency of a word, its meaning, and its penetration
evaluating propositions, not a means of evaluating natural languages. into the population is apt to be quite different in different geographical areas.
The standard language is very much a thing of tradition. The grammatical
features are maintained as received from the previous generation, and the This dictionary is organized on the basis of subject matter and mixes
situations which call for the use of the standard language are the same as in standard with nonstandard words. If there are words or senses of words which
previous generations. The primary component of standardization is the reg- you know but which you do not find in this dictionary, it does not mean you are
ularizationofthe form and meaning of words and sentences. One is "correct" if in error. It simply means that they have not been "collected" yet. On the other
one conforms to the traditionally recognized linguistic forms. One is "incor- hand, if there are words or senses with which you disagree, please remember
rect" when one innovates forms or uses forms not recognized as part of the that your knowledge of a word is subject to the same limitations as the
standard. Dictionaries of the standard language are usually well respected, and dictionary maker's.
they are thought to be authoritative in matters of correctness. As noted above,
the scholars who write dictionaries collect citations of the use of English words,
and when it is evident that consciously careful writers are using words in new or Why a Dictionary of This Type?
different ways, the next revision of the dictionary reflects that fact. In addition
to keeping an eye on careful writers, dictionary makers also consult other There are a number of very specific nonstandard dictionaries which concern
dictionaries. themselves in some way with nonstandard words. These dictionaries are
When a new word appears to be a candidate for a standard dictionary, a usually national in scope, that is, American, British, or Australian, and they
primary consideration is how widespread the use of the word is. Purely deal with slang, colloquial, or dialect terms. It is virtually impossible to explain
regional words or words used by a small group of people are .not likely the themes, origins, and symbolism of nonstandard terms without looking at
candidates for inclusion. These qualifications alone exclude a major portion of as much of the English-speaking world as possible. This dictionary incorpor-
the words which could be labeled slang, jargon, or colloquial. ates material from many sources, covering nine centuries and all major
The traditional standard language remains stable because careful writers English-speaking regions.
consult good dictionaries; careful dictionary-makers consult the work of Owing to the nature of slang and colloquial terms, it is not likely that a single
careful writers and existing dictionaries. The decision as to who the careful individual will ever know all of the current slang and colloquial words. Like
writers are and when a change is sufficiently widespread for it to be recognized most of one's knowledge, linguistic knowledge is limited to one's experience
as standard is one of well-informed scholarly judgment. This really is not and reading. There are over 900 terms for degrees of drunkenness in this
"authority" at work; it is a very slow procedure for achieving concensus dictionary, and certainly no human being has a vocabulary including all of
relating to change in the standard language. them. A collection of this size makes available far more data than any person
Nonstandard dictionaries do not have the same goals as standard diction- or contemporary group of persons is likely to know. This dictionary is the only
aries. They cannot be interpreted as authoritative in any of the senses that a suitable source for the diachronic study of prohibited words.
standard dictionary can. This is not because they are written carelessly, but The reader will be surprised not only at the antiquity of many of the terms
because slang, jargon, colloquialisms, etc., have no traditions of "correctness." but also that the Victorians created some of the "ripest" of the sexual
Little of the nonce, slang, and colloquial material is ever written down, which metaphors. Anyone willing to wander through these pages is certain to learn
means that crucial data needed to explain the development of a word may be something about Anglo-American culture as well as its vocabulary.
lost forever. Writers, careful and otherwise, use slang and other nonstandard There are three cautions, however. The first concerns the interpretation of
expressions in their work, but they need not attempt to maintain any "precise" the time and place indicated in brackets. The time shown is the best possible
or "original" meaning of a slang or colloquial term. It is not the nature of slang approximation. The word may not be limited to the place indicated, and it is
or colloquial terms to have unchangeable "precise" or "original" meanings. All not always known how widespread the use of a word was in any particular
nonstandard varieties are used and altered freely. Writers are as free as anyone population.
else to create or alter slang. The second concerns interpreting the thematic content of the words. It
Nonstandard varieties of a language have no officially recognized grammars should be remembered that some of the material is taken directly from the
or dictionaries. When people use slang they do not consult dictionaries or jargon of criminals, a very large amount is from bawdy male-to-male talk, and
grammar books to determine whether they are using it correctly. Being some is everyday slang or standard English. Still other entries are extremely
"correct" is not part of the game of slang. Being up-to-date, clever, and polite and euphemistic. The long lists of synonyms found within some entries
innovative is the game of slang. represent a variety of conflicting attitudes and should not be assumed to
Some slang and jargon changes so readily and so rapidly that it is impossible represent what "society believes." Many different levels of society and many
to reflect accurately the current meaning of some of the terms. Current slang different periods are represented in the various entries.
spreads in waves both geographically and socially. Very few terms are given a Lastly, many of the words entered here have additional, non-taboo mean-
boost by the print and broadcast media and become nationally known almost ings in standard English. One should consult a dictionary of standard English
overnight, but most real slang words exist throughout their entire life cycles as for those meanings.
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GUIDE TO THE DICTIONARY tions are translations of foreign words, the spelling out of acronyms and
initialisms, and indications of broad areas of meaning or function, such as
oath, curse, or nickname.
Order Where there is more than one sense to a word, the senses are numbered if
they appear to have distinct periods of usage or otherwise need to be referred to
Main entries are arranged in absolute alphabetical order. All spaces and separately. Where a word has a range of related meanings, those meanings are
punctuation (except commas) are ignored in alphabetizing. Except for a few separated by semicolons rather than numerals. Numbered senses are often
entries, such as Bob, Harry, and Dick and hanged, drawn, and quartered, a listed in chronological order, but this is not an implication than the senses were
comma indicates that prepositions or other short single syllable words have derived in that order or are necessarily related unless that fact is specifically
been shifted from the beginning of the entry to the right of the comma. Thus, stated.
I'll be switched! will appear as the entry switched, I'll be. Single syllable words
which are always shifted are: a, an, at, be, by, for, I, I'll, in, it, my, off, old, on, Parts-of-Speech
the, to, up. Prepositions and short words which are not shifted are: after,
between, do, get, go, have, over, under, upon, with. The sole purpose of Part-of-speech is indicated by the grammatical form of the definition or
alphabetization in this dictionary is to provide a means for finding a word; identification. Where words, compounds, or phrases have uses or restrictions
semantic relationships are indicated through cross-referencing. which are not evident from the definition, an example of usage is given. It
should be noted that a lack of rigidity in the use of words in their usually
assigned part-of-speech is a major characteristic of slang and jargon.
The Entry
Each entry consists of an entry word and its variants, followed by a Pronunciation
definition or other identification. Parts of the definition or identification are
separated by commas or semicolons and definitions or identifications are There are no standards of pronunciation for slang, colloquial, or jargon.
followed by a period. Following the definition, there may be statements M uch of the slang and colloquial material gathered before 1900 d id not have its
concerning the derivation of the word (if it is English) and cross-referencing pronunciation recorded in any form. Where pronunciation must be indicated,
directions. The last part of the entry, which is enclosed in brackets, gives it is done either with rhyming words (for example, "tear," which rhymes with
information such as location of use, foreign language etymology, type of use, "bear" or with "beer") or with phonetic respelling ("jee-ho-suh-fat").
period of use, and a source for the entry word.
Source and Etymology
Main Entry Words
Due to the limitations of space, the dictionary contains only very brief
Main entries and their variants appear in boldface roman type. Foreign etymological notes. Some of the entry words are borrowed from languages
words which are often italicized in written English are followed by an asterisk. other than English, but most slang, colloquial, and euphemistic words are
Variants and closely related synonyms which apply to the entry and all of its reinterpretations of existing English words. When an entry word has as its
senses follow the main entry in parenthesis, for example, phooey (also fooey). source a foreign language or a specific dialect of English, that information is
Spelling variants applicable to only one sense of a word with numerous senses included in brackets at the end of the entry. When slang, colloquial, and
are listed after the applicable sense. Whenever main entries or their variants are euphemistic terms are derived from other slang, colloquial, or euphemistic
cited elsewhere, they appear in small capitals. terms, that fact is stated explicitly or is indicated through the cross-referencing.
Many of the words have extremely long and complex etymologies, and many
of those etymologies are in doubt. The exact origin of some of the dialect terms
Definitions, Identifications, and Senses is totally unknown.
The final element in the bracketed material is sometimes a book title or an
Each main entry is followed by one or more definitions or identifications. author's name. These titles and names refer to material listed in the bibliogra-
Definitions are synonyms or phrasal equivalents of the main entry. Identifica- phy. Where a title or author's name appears in parentheses, that means that the
word in question was used rather than defined in the work listed. In a few
instances, a listed source is the sole source for an entry. In most cases it is
difficult if not impossible to tell what the very first attestation of a word is. The
locations and dates listed in the bracketed material are not necessarily the same
as those given by the source cited.
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Geographical Domains In assigning dates, each century is divided into thirds. Even these divisions
may be interpreted generously. It is quite certain that word use is in no way
The specification of a country within the brackets at the end of an entry keyed to the turn of a century. Therefore, early 1900s could be 1890-1940 or
idicates the location(s) where an entry word has been recorded in its greatest 1910-1925; late 1700s could be 1775-1810. Mid 1800s could be a period as long
se or where it originated. It should be assumed that the knowledge and usage as 1820-1880.
f many words extends beyond the country mentioned. It should not be
ssumed that all speakers in a particular country know a particular word. Usage Domains
eople sometimes think of slang as known on a national basis, but most slang
used locally and regionally. It is impossible to know where, when, and how Many words have more than one class of usage, and many of the older words
equently much of the colloquial and slang terms are used. The geographical were not recorded with any indication of usage domains. The terms used are
omains listed are based on information found in the works listed in the explained in the section Terms and Abbreviations.
ibliography.
It should be assumed that "British" refers to England and various parts of All of the labels are very broad and must be interpreted carefully. For
instance, "prostitute's argot" means that the word is attested as having been
le Empire or Commonwealth (depending on the date specified). "British use, used by prostitutes. It does not mean"that it is known to all prostitutes, and
600s- 1700s" includes the thirteen American colonies. The "1700s- 1800s" there is also a high probability that the word is known to persons other than
ould include the English spoken in Africa, Australia, India, and the United prostitutes.
tates. "British dialect" refers only to England. It can be assumed that "U.S." Virtually all of the sexual metaphors, swear words, and drinking terms are in
sfers to North American use in general. It is certain that much of the the domain of male usage. Many of the definitions reflect this. Explanations
iventieth-century slang listed as "British" or "U.S." is known and used in and definitions assume an orientation of traditional sex roles and attitudes.
Australia and Canada. It is certain that there has been a far greater exchange of Definitions of sexual matters should be assumed to refer to heterosexual
lang between Great Britian and the United States than is indicated here and matters unless indicated otherwise.
hat the U.S. and Canada share a far greater vocabulary than is indicated here.
ince the World Wars, the exchange of slang in the English-speaking world has
ncreased at a high rate.
The term "widespread" is used instead of a geographical location to indicate Punctuation and Spelling
hat the word probably has global distribution in English-speaking countries.
When no country is named, that indicates that no conclusive evidence exists Most of the spelling up the 1700s has been modernized. Most of the British
s to whether the term is of British or U.S. origin. In most such instances, the spelling has been Americanized if the term is known in the U.S.
vord can be assumed to be common to both countries to some degree at one
ime or another. Acronyms and other initialisms are regularized. Acronyms appear cap-
italized and do not have a period after each letter, for example, AWOL,
pronounced "ay-wall." Other initialisms are capitalized, and each letter is
Periods of Usage and Dates followed by a period, for example, A.W.O.L., pronounced "ay-double-u-oh-
ell." This applies only to entry words in this dictionary and is not necessarily
The dates shown are in some cases speculative and in a few cases educated the way the acronyms and initialisms are found in writing.
;uesses. The dating period specified for a word is intended to mark the outside
'oundaries of the period of "greatest usage" of the word. No claim is made that The problem of hyphenization is one which plagues even the standard
he word was universally known during the period or when a period of "lesser orthography. Many compound words could appear in any one of three ways,
isage" might have begun or ended. The dating period means that "during the for example, blubber brain, blubber-brain, blubberbrain. The hyphenization
'enod specified, the available attestations indicate that the word was created of nonstandard material in written attestations is completely chaotic. In
>y someone, used by a large population or one of its subgroups, or known to, general, words like "house-painter" are hyphenated; beyond that, the chaotic
>r remembered by, one or more persons." Most of the words with only one hyphenation and spacing found in written attestations is used here. If written
early) date listed are still preserved in some fashion. attestations were not available, words of the compound are separated by a
Recurrent nonce" refers to a word that has probably been "coined" space. Although this has been done "carefully," it has not been done "au-
lundreds or even millions of times over the centuries. In phallic nomenclature thoritatively," that is, .this dictionary is not the ultimate authority on the
ll
one, metaphorical nicknames such as "carrot," "post," "snake," and "rod" hyphenation and spacing of compounds, and indeed it contradicts standard
'ave been created independently by millions of persons. Such words are dictionaries in some cases.
ertainly older than their earliest attestations. The study of ancient languages
"aicates that this type of naming is extremely old. Oaths and exclamations and other entries which constitute complete sen-
tences begin with a capital letter and end with the appropriate punctuation.
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Main entry words which often appear italicized when used in written English
are printed in boldface roman type and are followed by an asterisk.

Cross-Referencing
The dictionary is copiously cross-referenced. Entry words are in boldface TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
type when they stand at the beginning of an entry and are in small capitals
whenever they are referred to elsewhere. There are four terms used in cross-
referencing: cf., q.v., "see," and "see also." Cf. means "consider the following The following terms and abbreviations are used in the dictionary. Cross-
word as you ponder the meaning of the entry word." The word following cf. referencing refers to terms in this section.
may be a synonym of the entry word or simply a related form. Q.v. after a word
or series of words is a stylistic variant of cf. For instance, HOUSE (q.v.) is the abbreviation a shortening of a word or phrase by cutting the word(s) down to
same as cf. HOUSE. When one is referred to a specific sense of a word, the q.v. is one syllable or initial(s), e.g.. A., meaning "amphetamine." See ACRONYM,
INITIALISM. .,
omitted; thus, HOUSE (sense 3) is the same as HOUSE (q.v., sense 3). In both cases
one is not obliged to look up the word or words in question if one is satisfied acronym an abbreviation of a phrase where the initial letters are pronounced
with one's understanding of the definition. "See" on the other hand, indicates as if they were a single word. Acronyms are capitalized, but the letters are
that one should look up the word after "see" in order to have all of the not followed by periods, e.g., AWOL, meaning "absent without leave."
information available concerning the entry word. In some cases, "see" will lead See INITIALISM.
to the definition, the date, or some other relevant piece of information. Please all senses when introducing a comment, this means the comment applies to all
note that since the dictionary is copiously cross-referenced, you will encounter of the senses listed above the comment in a particular entry. See BOTH
cf. *s and "sees" in many entries. It is not intended that you go any further than SENSES.
one referral. also 1. "also" enclosed in parentheses immediately after the entry word
A variant of "see" is "see also," which refers to unrelated entries which are introduces spelling variants and closely related synonyms which corre-
similar in some way to the entry word in question. These references are for spond to all senses of the entry. 2. "also" followed by a word or phrase in
convenience and do not lead one to any additional information pertaining to boldface type introduces a spelling variant or closely related synonym
the entry in which they occur. corresponding only to the numbered sense in which the "also" appears.
Anglo-Saxon a language spoken in England from about 800-1300; the basic
Germanic component of English. Also called OLD ENGLISH.
argot the French equivalent of CANT (q.v.). Also, any slang or jargon. See
CANT, JARGON, SLANG.
asterisk () indicates an entry word which is usually italicized in written
English. attested as introduces a location, date, or usage domain which
may appear to
be questionable.
backslang refers to the reversal of the letters of a word, e.g., "mur" for "rum."
based on means that the entry word is related semantically or formally to the
form or forms specified after "based on." B.E. the initials of the author
of a cant dictionary printed in about 1690. His
full name is unknown. because some entry words and their
definitions constitute a riddle. For
instance, "Because she is open to all parties" explains why the entry public
ledger means "prostitute." black slang refers to words which are
currently or originally American Negro
slang. black use refers to words which are currently or originally
used by black
people. The same as NEGRO USE (<7.V.). Boontling a collection of
slang, jargon, and catch phrases spoken by the
population of Boonville, California between 1880 and 1920. both
senses refers to a comment which applies to the two senses listed
immediately above the comment in a particular entry. See ALL SENSES.
I'erms and Abbreviations xxvi xxvii Terms and Abbreviations
cant British criminal and underworld jargon which flourished from the 1600s initialism an abbreviation consisting of the intial letters) of a word or phrase
to the 1800s. See ARGOT, JARGON. ^ in which each letter is pronounced separately and followed by a period,
catch phrase a frequently repeated phrase which attracts attention to the e..,A.W.0.L., "absent without leave."
speaker or some activity being performed. center slang a type of jargon a specialized vocabulary used by a well-defined group of people. See
permutation where the spelling of a word is turned inside ARGOT, CANT, SLANG.
out, e.g., "oolfoo" for "fool." cf. an abbreviation of Latin confer, jocular deliberately humorous; joking.
"compare." The word following cf. should juvenile pertains to terms typically used by children or adults speaking to
be considered as one ponders the meaning of the entry word. It does not children.
mean that one must look the word up in order to understand the meaning. literary pertains to any writings in standard English regardless of merit.
Cockney pertains to the pronunciation and dialect of the working class malapropism a ridiculous misuse of a word. Usually a deliberate misuse.
residing in the East End of London, cognate related in form to the medical pertains to words used primarily in the physical health sciences.
specified word or the ancestor of the specified military pertains to a term originated in or primarily or originally used in any
word, college slang a word or phrase typical of the very informal military organization. minced oath a disguised or euphemized profane
colloquial patter oath, e.g., Egad! meaning "By
used on campus among college students. colloquial pertains to words God!" mock in imitation of a particular language or style. Typically
which are used everyday in informal speech but "mock-Chinese"
which are not written as formal English. Some taboo words are tradi- or "mock-Latin." nickname a familiar name substituted for the proper
tionally considered colloquial. SLANG (q.v.) and colloquial are similar, name of a group or of an
and a word may be used as slang in some domains and colloquial in individual. nonce pertains to a word which was made up for use on a
others. corruption pertains to words which have been formed by either particular occasion.
accidentally See RECURRENT NONCE.
or purposefully distorting another word. E.g., Cheese and Crust! is a Old English See ANGLO-SAXON.
corruption of "Jesus Christ!" See MINCED OATH. costermonger's slang onomatopoetic pertains to a word whose phonological form is suggested by
the jargon of the London pushcart hawker of fruits and the sound of the thing for which it stands, e.g., YORK, meaning "vomit."
vegetables. derogatory pertains to terms of address or words derived orthography the standard spelling system. phonological refers to the
therefrom which are actual sounds (not the spelling) of words or to
deliberately insulting to the addressee. characteristic sound patterns of words.
dialect pertains to nonstandard words used in a specific region of a country. Pig Latin a type of play language used in the U.S., e.g., air-chay, "chair."
double entendre refers to ambiguous words or phrases which have at least one play on punning on; based on in a jocular fashion. pres. the present time.
taboo or indelicate meaning in addition to the standard meaning, drug q.v. an abbreviation of Latin quodvide, "which see." The word preceding q.v.
culture pertains to a word or phrase which is typical of the jargon of drug should be considered as one ponders the meaning of the entry word. It
users and addicts since the mid 1900s. dysphemism pertains to a word does not mean that one must look the word up in order to understand it.
which has been deliberately degraded to "Both q.v." means consider both of the preceding words or phrases.
having unpleasant or taboo connotations. Egan's Grose refers to Pierce recurrent nonce pertains to a word or phrase which has been coined afresh
Egan's version of Grose's A Classical Dictionary numerous times by different individuals over the years. reinforced by
of the Vulgar Tongue. elaboration a word or phrase which is built on pertains to the semantics of a word or phrase. Indicates a
another expression, e.g., Bessie secondary or supporting etymology. For example, the word bomphlet,
Smith is an elaboration of B.S., both signifying "bullshit." euphemism meaning "propaganda leaflet dropped from the air," is a blend of bumf
a relatively mild or vague phrase substituted for a harsh or specific (from bumfodder) and "pamphlet," reinforced by "bomb." rhyming
word or phrase, or the process of making such substitutions. eye- slang the word represented by a and b (or just a) in the pattern a and b
dialect the use of spelling to signify dialect pronunciation, e.g., "shore" for = c, i.e., needle and pin means gin, (a=needle, b=pin, c=gin). Also called
"sure," or illiteracy, e.g., "sez" for "says." fad word a word which "Cockney rhyming slang."
quickly becomes known in a specific geographical area rural pertains to farming and country life. See also DIALECT. see indicates
and becomes disused or obsolete just as quickly. from 1. derived from; that the reader should look up the word which follows it in order
borrowed from a foreign language. 2. derived from a to have all of the available information about the entry word. see also
particular sense of an English word, generic pertains to a term for a refers to unrelated entries which share a key word with the entry in
group or type as applied to an individual or which the "see also" appears. This cross-referencing does not lead to any
used as a nickname. new information about the entry word. slang pertains to a word or
homosexual use pertains to terms originated by or used primarily by homo- phrase which is known to always be used as slang,
sexuals.
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has been observed to be used as slang, or appears to have all of the


characteristics of a slang word or phrase. Slang and COLLOQUIAL (q. v.) are
similar, and a word may be used as slang in some domains andx:olloquiar
in others.
spoonerism pertains to an exchange of initial consonants in a pair of words,
such as "blushing crow" for "crushing blow."
synonym a word or phrase having essentially the same meaning as another.
taboo pertains to an expression which has prohibitions against its utterance
under certain situations.
truncation refers to a shortening of a word or phrase. Technically, abbrevia-
tions are truncations.
ultimately from refers to the probable original language source regardless of
the route taken into the English language.
underworld pertains to the specialized vocabulary used by thieves, convicts,
prostitutes, con-artists, and tramps. It is sort of a twentieth-century cant. SLANG AND EUPHEMISM
Terms relating to mid 1900s dope use and the youth-drug cult are
classified as DRUG CULTURE (q.v.).
widespread indicates that the entry word probably has global distribution in
English-speaking countries. It usually indicates attestations for- Australia,
England, and the U.S. with the assumption that it occurs elsewhere.
word-of-choice pertains to a word or phrase which is the most likely expres-
sion used in a given setting.
A. I. an abbreviation of AMPHETAMINE (9. v.). to an Australian aborigine, [both senses,
Cf. AMP (sense 2). 2. the drug L.S.D. (q. v.);an Australian, 1800s-pres.] Synonyms: BING,
abbreviation of ACID (q.v.). [both senses, U.S. BINGHY, BITUMEN BLOND, BLACKFKI.LOW,
drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] BLACKIE, BLACK-SKIN, BOANO HOONG, DARK
Aaron's rod the penis. Cf. STAFF OF LIFE. For CLOUD, GIN, MURKY, UNBLEACHED AUS-
synonyms see YARD . ["Aaron's rod" is from TRALIAN.
the Old Testament (Numbers); British, 1800s] A-bomb a marijuana cigarettecontaining her-
Ab. an abbreviation of "abortion patient." * oin or opium. [U.S. drug culture, rnid 1900s]
[medical slang, mid l900s-pres.] A-bombjuice MOONSHINE (sense 2); inferior or
abacinate to torture a person by holding red- strong liquor. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
hot metal near the eyes, usually resulting in abortifacient a drug or other agent which pro-
blinding. Cf. EXCECATION, EX0CULAT10N. duces abortion, [from Latin; medical, late
[since the mid 1800s] 1800s-pres.]
abandoned woman a woman who has been abortion 1. any termination of pregnancy ex-
seduced, impregnated, and abandoned by a cept delivery. Cf ACCIDENTAL ABORTION,
man. Cf. LOOSE (sense 1). CRIMINAL ABORTION, EMBRYONIC ABORTION,
abbess the procuress or madam of a brothel. FETAL ABORTION, THERAPEUTIC ABORTION.
Cf. ABBOT. LADY ABBESS, NUN. [British, late [since the mid 1500s] 2. a ghastly catastrophe;
1700s] something done very badly. [U.S. slang, mid
Abbie (also Abe, Abie) a nickname for a Jew- 1900s-pres.]
ish male. From the proper name "Abraham." abortionist a criminal abortionist; currently,
Derogatory when used as a generic term. For someone whose occupation is performing
synonyms see FIVE AND TWO. [U.S. slang and abortions.
colloquial, 1900s and before] abortus* an aborted fetus, one usually weigh-
abbot I. a PONCE (q.v.), an abbess' favorite ing less than 500 grams. [Latin; medical]
man. [British slang and cant, 1800s] 2. Nem- aboulomania (also aboulia) the loss of will-
butal (trademark), a barbiturate. From the power due to a mental disorder. See MANIA for
manufacturer's name, "Abbott Laborato- similar forms, [from Greek boule. "will"; since
ries." [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] the late 1800s]
A.B.C. the female genitals. For synonyms see about gone intoxicated with alcohol. For syn-
MONOSYLLABLE . [British, late 1800s] onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, early 1900s-
A.B.D. an abbreviation of "all but the disser- pres]
tation." Said of U.S. doctoral students who about right (also about done) intoxicated with
have completed all of the requirements for the alcohol. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-prcs.]
Ph.D. except the submission of a dissertation.
[U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] about to find pups pregnant; about to give
birth. Cf. CAST (sense 2), DROP (sense 1), FIND.
abdomen the stomach area; the lower part of [U.S., 1900s and before]
the trunk, [since the early 1600s]
about town self-employed in prostitution, said
Abdul a Turkish soldier; any Turk. [British of a female prostitute. Also in the expression
military, World War I, Fraserand Gibbons] WOMAN ABOUT TOWN (q. V.). Cf. TOWN, ON THE.
Abe a nickname for a Jewish male. See ABBIE. [British, mid 1900s or before]
abcilard* a eunuch. For synonyms see EU - Abraham 1. the penis. For synonyms
NUCH . [French; British use, late 1800s] see YARD . 2. the female genitals. For
abiit ad plures* (also abiit ad majores) "he has synonyms sec MONOSYLLABLE , [both senses,
gone with the majority," meaning "he is 1900s and before]
dead." Cf. JOIN THE GREAT MAJORITY. [Latin]
Abraham's bosom the Biblical "heaven."
ability a euphemism for"sex4jal potency." [im- [based on a Biblical reference in Shake-
plied in the 1300s (Oxford English Diction- speare's Richard III\
ary) and appears in Troilus and Cressida
(Shakespeare)] Abraham's bosom, in engaged in coition, "in
ablactation weaning, [from Latin; mid 1600s] heaven." ABRAHAM (sense I) is the penis. Cf.
HEAVEN (sense 2). [British euphemism, late
abo 1. an Australian aborigine. 2. pertaining 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
brain
Adam's arsenal
Abram naked; nude. From the Hebrew proper URAL-CHILD, NEPHEW, NIECE, NON-WEDLOCK,
"win the heart of." Cf. SCORE , [from Othello ual act." For synonyms see SMOCKAGE . [eu-
name, [cant, late I600S-1700S] absit omen* NULLIUS FILIUS, OFF-GIRL, OF UNKNOWN
(Shakespeare)] phemistic since the 1600s or before]
"may there be no ill omen." Words attached BIRTH, OLD FIELD COLT, OUT-CHILD, OUTSIDE, acid lysergic acid diethylamide, the drug Actaeon 1. to CUCKOLD (sense 2). 2. a cuckold,
to one's statement in hope that it will not be OUTSIDE CHILE, OUTSIDER*, SIE'E-SLIP, SIDE- L.S.D. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.J [from Greek; so used in Merry Wives of Wind-
prophetic, [from Latin absit nomen, absit WIND,SIDE-WIPE, SINGLE CHILD, SON OF A Synonyms: A., BIG-D., BLOTTER, BLUE ACID, sor (Shakespeare); both senses, 1600s]
omen, "avoid the name to avoid the curse"] BACHELOR, SON OF A BITCH, SQU:..::i:., STALL BLUE CHEER, BLUE FLAG, BLUE HEAVEN, BLUE action 1. coition; sexual activity; intrigue with
abso-bloody-lutely (also abso-bally-lutely) ab- WHIMPER, UNLAWFULLY BEGOTTEN, WHORE'S- MIST, BROWN DOTS, CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE, the opposite sex. [since the 1600s or before;
solutely; emphatically. Cf. IM-BLOODY - KITTLING, WHORESON, WOODS-COLT, YARD- CANDY, CHERRY TOP, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, CLEAR U.S. euphemism and slang, early 1900s-pres.]
CHILD. 2. an unplanned conception, specifi- LIGHT, COFFEE, CONTACT LENS, CUBE, DOMES, 2. excitement, especially from gambling.
POSSIBLE. [widespread slang, 1800s-1900s] abso-
cally a failure of a birth control device. [U.S., DOTS , FLATS , HAZE , INSTANT ZEN , L . S . D ., [U.S., early 1900s-pres.]
fucking-lutely absolutely; without a doubt.
mid I900s-pres.] 3. a loss of control of the LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS , MELLOW- active citizen a louse. Usually in the plural.
[U.S. slang, 1900s] abstemious moderate or YELLOW ,MICRODOTS, ORANGE MUSHROOMS,
temperate, especially in drinking or sexual bowels or bladder, said primarily of young [British and U.S. slang, early 1800s]
children. See HAVE AN ACCIDENT. accidental ORANGE SUNSHINE, ORANGE WEDGES, OWSLEY,
matters, [since the early 1900s] PAPER ACID, PEARLY GATE, PINK, PINK SWIRL,
active sodomist an active homosexual; an ac-
abortion spontaneous abortion of tive pederast; an INSERTOR (q.v.). Cf. PASSIVE
abstinence refraining from drinking or sex. Cf. PURPLE FLATS, PURPLE HAZE, PURPLE MICRO-
TOTAL ABSTINENCE ; WAGON , ON THE. abstinence the fetus with no causal agent, [medical] PEDERAST, [since the 1800s]
DOTS, ROYAL BLUE, STRAWBERRY FIELDS,
delirium the state of delirium associated with accommodate to copulate; to fit oneself to SUGAR, SUGAR LUMP, SUNSHINE, THE CHIEF, activity booster an amphetamine tablet; a PEP
the withdrawal from alcohol, [medical] another, to serve another person sexually. For THE HAWK, TICKET, WEDDING BELLS ACID, PILL (q.v.). [U.S. slang and drug culture, mid
abuse I. to cheat; to make a cuckold of. From synonyms see OCCUPY , [colloquial since the WEDGES, WHITE LIGHTNING, WINDOW PANE, 1900s-pres.J
an earlier sense meaning "cheat." [late 1400s] 1800s] accommodation house a brothel. YELLOW, YELLOW SUNSHINE, ZEN. ., act of androgynation a euphemism for "copu-
2. to ABUSE ONESELF (q.v.); to masturbate. See acid-head (also acid-dropper, acid-freak) one lation." For synonyms see SMOCKAGE . [mid
[British 1600s, (Urquhart)]
SELF-ABUSE, [since the late 1500s] 3. masturba- who uses the drug L.S.D. regularly and is
tion. A truncation of SELF-ABUSE (q.v.). [since slang, early 1800s] accost for a prostitute to act of darkness a euphemism for "copulation."
frequently under its influence. [U.S. drug cul-
the late 1500s] solicit someone to an ture, mid 1900s-pres.] [from King Lear (Shakespeare)]
abuse oneself to masturbate, [widespread eu- act of sexual immorality. [U.S. euphemism, acid pad a place to consume the drug L.S.D. in act of generation (also act of sport) a euphem-
phemism] early 1900s-pres.] accouchement parturition; safety and seclusion. [U.S. drug culture, mid ism for "copulation." [British, late 1800s]
abydocomist a slanderous and boasting syc- theact of bearing a 1900s-pres.] act of kind a euphemism for "copulation." Cf.
ophant, [mid 1700s, Bailey] abyss hell; the child, [from French; in English by the early ackwards upside down; on its back, said of DEED OF KIND . [British, lgOOs]
insides of the earth. Especially the abyss, 1800s] accoucheur a male who manages a animals. A possible truncation of BASSACK- act of love a euphemism for "copulation."
[since the 1300s] academician a prostitute; childbirth; WARDS(<?.V.). [British dialect (Yorkshire), late [1800s-1900s]
an inmate of an ACADEMY (q.v.). [cant, 1800s a male-midwife. Cf. MAN - MIDWIFE , [from 1600s]
act of shame (also act of sport) coition; an act
or before] academy a bawdy house; a brothel. French; in English by the mid 1700s] acne an inflammation of the skin of the face of copulation, [from Othello (Shakespeare)]
[British, late 1600s, B.E.] and sometimes the back and chest, usually
accoucheuse a midwife or a male-midwife. Cf. with noticeable pustules. A truncation of actus coitu, in* "in the act of copulation."
Acapulco gold (also Acapulco) high-quality MAN -MIDWIFE , [from French; in English by [Latin]
marijuana grown in Mexico. Cf. GOLD . [U.S. ACNE VULGARIS (q.v.). [since the early 1800s]
the mid 1800s] A.D. an abbreviation of "drug addict." [U.S.,
drug culture, mid l900s-pres.] aearophobia acne-type surface blemish a euphemism for
an exaggerated fear or dread of insects, accounts vomitus, in the expression CAST UP "pimple." [U.S. advertising, mid 1900s] mid 1900s-pres.] Adad! an exclamation and a
ONE 'S ACCOUNTS (q.v.). [British, late 1600s,
especially of mites. See PHOBIA for similar acne vulgaris* the scientific name for common minced oath, "By
forms, [from Latin acarus, "mite"] accensus Dekker]
acne; pimples. [Latin] aconuresis involuntary God!" Cf. EGAD ! [mid 1600s]
libidine* lewd; sexually aroused. [Latin] A.C.-D.C. (also A.C./D.C.) I. BISEXUAL
(sense2). [U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] 2. per- urination, [medical] Adam, the old 1. original sin; male and female
accessories, les* the human testicles. Literally, lust; human sexuality, [from Henry K(Shake-
"the accessories." For synonyms see WHIRLY - taining to a homosexual male who is am- acousticophobia an exaggerated fear of
bivalent to the choice of male or female sex sounds. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from speare)] 2. the penis. Cf. ADAM'S ARSENAL.
GIGS . [from French; late 1800s, (Farmer)] [both senses, British, 1800s, Farmer and
roles, [slang, mid 1900s-pres.] Greek akoustikos. "sound, hearing"]
accident I. a bastard, [colloquial and nonce Henley] 3. lust; male sex drive and potency.
A.C.-D.C. bar a bar offering sexually oriented acquiesce-man a sycophant. Punning on "yes-
since the early 1900s or before] Synonyms: entertainment appealing to both male and man." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] Synonyms: Adam-and-Eve it 1. to copulate. Cf. WHAT EVE
ADULTERINE, ADULTERINE BASTARD, ADULTER- DID WITH ADAM . [British slang, late 1800s,
female sexual interests. Usually considered ARSE-CRAWLER, ASS-KISSER, ASS-SUCKER, ASS-
OUS BASTARD, AVETROL, BABE OF LOVE, BACH- Farmer and Henley] 2. to be in a state of
appealing to a BISEXUAL (sense 3) person. WIPE, BOOT-LICK, BOOT-LICKER, BROWN-NOSE,
ELOR'S BABY, BACHELOR'S SON, BANTLING, BAR nudity; to practice nudism. [U.S., mid 1900s]
[U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] BROWN-TONGUE, BUM-LICKER, BUM-SUCKER,
STEWARD, BASE-BEGOTTEN CHILD, BASEBORN,
BASE-SON, BAST, BASTARD, BASTARDA, BAS- ace 1. a marijuana cigarette. [U.S. drug cul- BUTT-WIPE, CATCH-FART, CLAWBACK, COCK- Adam and Eve's togs (also Adam and Eve's
TRICH, BELL-BASTARD, BLANKARD, BORN OUT ture, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. the female genitals. SUCKER, CRAWL, EGG-SUCKER, FARTLICKER, clothes) nakedness; nudity. [British and U.S.,
OF WEDLOCK, BRAT, BUSH CHILD, BUSH COLT, BY- From ACE OF SPADES (sense 1) and the darkness FART-SUCKER, FOOTLICKER, GRAECULUS early 1900s]
CHOP, BYE-BLOW, BY-SCAPE, BY-SLIP, BY- of the pubic hair. For synonyms see MONO- ESURIENS, GREASE-BOY, GREASER, HAIRY BELLY, Adamatical naked; nude. For synonyms see
SPELL, CATCH-COLT, CHANCE-BAIRN, CHANCE- SYLLABLE. [British slang, late 1800s] 3. a sar- KISS-ASS, LICKDISH, LICKSPIT, LICKSPITTLE, STARKERS. [implied in the 1600s, Oxford Eng-
BORN, CHANCE-CHILD, COME-BY-CHANCE, castic term for an oaf or jerk. [U .S. slang, mid PAPELARD, PICKTHANK, SCRAPE-SHOE, SLAP- lish Dictionary]
FILIUS NULLIUS, FILIUS POPULI, GRASS COLT, 1900s] SAUCE, SOAP-CRAWLER, SPANIEL, STROKER,
Adamite a person belonging to a religious sect
HASTY PUDDING, HYBRID, ILLEGITIMATE, SUCK, SUCK-ASS, SYCOPHANT, TOAD-EATER,
ace of spades 1. the female genitals. From the TOADY, TRUCKLER, TUFT-HUNTER, YES-MAN.
the members of which went about naked in
'NCIDENT, LOVE-BEGOTTEN CHILD, LOVE-BRAT, color or shape of the pubic hair. [British slang, public. Cf. EVITE . [early 1600s]
LOVE-CHILD, MERRY-BEGOTTEN CHILD, MISBE- late 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 2. a Negro. acquire a euphemism for "steal." [early 1900s,
GOTTEN, MOMZER, MONGREL, NATURAL, NAT-
Adamize to copulate, from the male point of
Potentially derogatory. Also in the phrase "as World Wars] view. Cf. PHALLICIZE . [British, 1800s]
black as the ace of spades," referring to a very acratia impotence; lack of power, [medical]
dark Negro. For synonyms see EBONY. [U.S. Adam's ale water, [since the mid 1600s]
acrophobia a fear of high places. See PHOBIA Adam's arsenal the male genitals, the penis
before mid 1900s]
for similar forms, [from Greek akros, "at the and testicles. For synonyms see VIRILIA . [Brit-
acerophobia an exaggerated distaste for or top"]
dread of sourness. See PHOBIA for similar ish, late 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
forms, [from Latin acer, "sharp"] act, the copulation. A truncation of "the sex-
achieve to achieve coition with a woman. Also
6
ALE-KNIGHT, ALE-WISP, ALKI STIFF, ALKY BUM, the excessive ingestion of alcohol; K ORSA - alley
BANG-PITCHER, BAR-FLY, BARREL-MOUSE BUM, of pain. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from
KOW'S PSYCHOSIS (q.v.). alcoholic Greek algos, "pain"] pertaining to a woman's state when men - apple
BAT, BEER-JERKER, BF.ERSLINGER, BEER-SWIPER, hallucinations the DELIRIUM TRE -MENS struating.
BELCH-GUTS, BEZZLER, BIB-ALL-NIGHT, BIB-
Alice B. Toklas a BROWNIE (sense 4) with I. a
(q.v.). For synonyms ice ORK - ORKS . marijuana baked into it. Named for Gertrude all the way copulation, especially in "go all the piece
BLER, BILED OWL, BlLLY-BORN-DRUNK, BIMMY, way." Cf. LIMIT, THE. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
[medical] Stein's companion in the 1920s who is said to
BINGO-BOY, BINGO-MORT (female), BLACK-POT, pres.] of
alcoholic seizure the DELIRIUM have devised the recipe for brownies contain-
BLOAT, BLOATER, BLOKE, BLOMBOLL, BLOTTER, TREMENS(^.V.). [U.S., 1900s] ing marijuana. [U.S., mid !900s-pres.] almanach the female genitals. Possibly having horse
BOOSEY-COCK, BOOZE ARTIST, BOOZE-FIGHTER, alcoholism 1. drunkenness, [mid 1800s] 2. a alimentary canal the food and waste passage something to do with MONTHS (^.v.). For syn- manur
BOOZE-FREAK, BOOZEGOB, BOOZE-HEISTER, physical, emotional, and social disability onyms see MONOSYLLABLE. e. Cf.
from mouth to anus; sometimes euphemistic Almighty, The an avoidance term and honor-
BOOSE-HOUND, BOOZE-KING, BOOZER, BOOZI- characterized by the excessive ingestion of for "bowels" or "gut." [since the mid 1800s] ific for "God." HORS
CIAN, BOOZINGTON, BORACHIO, BOTTLE-BABY, alcohol. [1900s] AIK. HaU a jocular nickname forliquor based E
BOTTLE-MAN, BOTTLE-SUCKER, BRANDY-FACE, alcoholismus acutus* "acute alcoholism"; a on "alcohol." [U.S. slang, 1900s] APPL
BREWER'S HORSE, BROTHER-WHERE-ART-THOU?, severe case of drunkenness; a specific instance alkied-up (also alkied) intoxicated with alco- almond rock (also almond) the penis. E,
BUBBER, BUBBING-CULL, BUBSTER, BUDGER, of alcohol "poisoning" consisting of the inges- hol. For synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S., 1900s] Rhyming slang for COCK (sense 3). Cf DICKO- ROAD
BUM-BOOZER, BUMPER, BURSTER, BUSTHEAD, tion of enough alcohol to producx stuoor, RY DOCK. For synonyms see YARD . [British, APPL
CADGER, CAGER, CATERPILLAR, COD, COM- coma, or death, [based on Latin; medical] late 1800s] E.
POTATOR, COPPER-NOSE, CROCK, CROW, DE- alcoholist a drunkard; an alcoholic, [late alomancy (also halomancy) divination by [U.S.
HORN, DIPS, DIPSO, DISTILLERY STIFF, DRAIN- 1800s-early 1900s] means of salt or salt grains. Sec -MANCY for slang,
IST, DRAMSTER, DRINKSTER, DRUNKARD, D- alcoholized saturated with alcohol; drunk. similar forms, [from Greek hals, "salt"; mid
For synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, early early
T-IST, ELBOW-BENDER, ELBOW-CROOKER, EN- 1800s] 190
SIGN-BEARER, FIDDLE-CUP, FLUFFER, FUD- 1900s or before] 0s]
alcoholomania an abnormal craving for alco- -, alphitomancy the determination of guilt or 2. a
DLE-CAP, FUDDLER, FUDDLING FELLOW,
innocence through the use of specially baked ston
FUNNEL, GARGLER, GEEK, GIN DISPOSAL UNIT, holic beverages; occasionally euphemistic for e
"alcoholism." See MANIA for similar forms, barleyand honey loaves. See -MANCY forsimi- use
GIN-HEAD, GLOW WORM, GRAPE-MONGER, lar forms, [from Greek alphiton, "barley," via d as
GRAVF.I.-GRINDER, GROGHOUND, GULLION, [medical] a
alcoholophilia a craving for alcohol; occasion- Latin; mid 1600s, Shipley] mis
CUTTLE, GUZZLE-CUTS, GUZZLER, HAIL-FEL- Alphonse a pimp; a PONCE (q.v.)\ a generic sile.
ally euphemistic for "alcoholism." Cf. DIP - [U.
LOW-ALL-WET, H1STER, HOISTER, HOOCH-
SOMANIA. nickname for a pimp. Possibly rhyming slang S.
HOUND, HOOTCHER, INEBRIATE, JAG, JERKER, for "ponce." For synonyms see PIMP. [British, slan
alcove the female genitals. Cf. CRANNY , g,
JICK-HEAD, JOB, JOLLY NOSE, JUICEHEAD, KEN-
NICHE -COCK . [British, late 1800s] late 1800s, Dictionary of Rhyming Slang] 190
NEDY ROT, KENNURD, LAPPER, LAPPY CULL, 0s]
alecie (also alecy) intoxicated with ale. A play altar a toilet; the water-flush toilet bowl; a
LARGE-HEAD, LEANAWAY, LICK-SPIGOT, LICK- alley
on "lunacy" and an old nonce word preserved chamber pot. [U.S. slang, early 19O0s-pres.] cat
WIMBLE, LOVE-POT, LUG-POT, LUSH, LUSH-
COVE, LUSHER, LUSHING MAN, LUSHINGTON,
in dictionaries. [late 1500s] altar of Hymen the female genitals. Cf. TEMPLE 1. a
LUSH MERCHANT, LUSHY, LUSHY-COVE, MALT- alectryomancy (also alectoromr"!";) Jivina- OF LOW MEN. [British, late 1800s] pros
tion where grains of corn are placed on the altar of love the female genitals. For synonyms titut
BUG, MALT-HORSE, MALT-WORM, MOIST 'UN, e,
letters of the alphabet which have been drawn
MOONER, MOP, NAZY-COVE, NAZY-NAB, OENO-
in a circle, and a rooster is placed in the circle see MONOSYLLABLE. [British, late 1800s] altar espe
PHILIST, OILER, ONE OF THE FAITHFUL, PEGGER,
and its eating activity is interpreted. See-MAN- room a W.C.; a bathroom. Cf. ALTAR . ciall
PHILISTINE, PINT POT, PISS-HEAD, PISS-MAKER, y
PISSO, PISSY-PAL, PITCHER-MAN, PLONK-DOT, CY for similar forms, [from Greek alektor, [U.S. slang, early i900s-pres.] alte kacker* one
"rooster"; in English, late 1600s] who
PI.ONKO, POT, POT-FURY. POT-KNIGHT, PUB-
ale-knight (also pot-knight) a tippler; a (also alter cocker, alter kocker,
ORNAMENT, QUARTER POT, REEL-POT, ROB-POT, pro
drunkard. For synonyms see ALCHY . [British, alter kucker) a dirty old man; a seasoned wls
RUM-BAG, RUM-DUMB, RUMMY, RUMPOT,
late 1500s-1800s] lecher, [possibly from German alte Knacker, in
RUM-SUCKER, SCHICKER, SCOWRER, SHAKER,
SHICK, SHIFTER, SHIKKER, SIPSTER, SOAK,
aleuromancy divination by means of flour. "old fogey"; U.S., early 1900s] alter to the
Cakes or cookies are baked containing mes- nigh
SOAKER. SOD, SODDEN BUM, SOT, S.O.T., SOUSE, castrate a male animal. Cf. CHANGE .
sages or objects, e.g., fortune cookies. See t.
SPIGOT-SUCKER, SPONGE, SQUIFF, STEADY- Cf.
LAPPER, STEW, STEW BUM, STEWIE, SUCK-
-MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek al- [U.S. colloquial, late !800s-pres.] altitudes, in
euron, "flour"] MOO
BOTTLE, SUCK-PINT, SUCK-SPIGOT, SWELL- one's intoxicated with alcohol and NLIG
ale-wisp a drunkard. [British slang, 1800s or
HEAD, SWILL-BOWL, SWILLER, SWILL-POT,
before. Farmer and Henley] in an elevated mood. Cf. STATE OF ELEVATION. HTE
SWILL-TUB, SW1PER, SWIPPINGTON, SWIZZLE- R.
algolagnist a masochist, someone who [British colloquial, !600s-l700s] [U.S
GUTS, TAVERNER, THIRSTINGTON, TICKLE- altogether, in the naked; nude, [colloquial, late
BRAIN, TICKLE-PITCHER, TID, TIGHT SKIRT achieves sexual pleasure from pain. Cf. S. AND l800s-pres.] .,
(female), TIPPLE-ARSE, TIPPLER , TOAST, TOD - M. [from Greek, algos, "pain"] altogethery intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- earl
algolagny (also algolagnia) a lust for pain. A onyms see WOOFLED. [British slang] y
DYCASK, TOOTER, TOPE, TOPER, TOSS-POT, 190
WASSAILER, WET-HAND, WET-QUAKER, WET-
personality abnormality where pain increases altrigenderism positive, nonerotic attitudes
sexual pleasure during a sexual act, or causes about or attraction toward members of one's 0s]
STER, WET-SUBJECT, WET-'UN, WHIPCAN, WINE- 2.
sexual pleasure independently from the act. own sex.
BAG, WINEBIBBER, WINO.
Cf. MASOCHISM , [from Greek algos, "pain"] alvine dejections (also alvine discharge) dejec- any
W Cohol alcohol; alcohol personified. Cf. pers
JOHN HALL. [U.S. slang, early 1900s] [cohol algophilia a love of pain; pleasure (not neces- ta, excrement, or dung, [medical, occasionally on
sarily sexual) from experiencing pain. Cf. AL- jocular, 1900s or before] who
abuse the excessive drinking of alco-nol; alvum exonerare* "to discharge feces," to def-
GOLAGNY , MASOCHISM, SADISM, [from Greek is
alcoholism. Cf. DRUG ABUSE. [U.S., mid IWOs- algos, "pain"] ecate. [Latin; (Halliwell)]
prcs.] alvus the stomach and its contents, [from loos
algophobia an exaggerated or irrational fear Latin; medical] e in
l7?!nOlic *-.pertaining to alcohol, [since the amalgamationist referring to a person who sexu
2PSJ 2- originally a drunkard, now a person favors the amalgamation of the Negroid and al
19' * ^ r m t h e ^' s eas e ^ al c holism. Caucasian races. Used in the context of the matt
abolition of slavery. [U.S., early 1800s] ers.
coholic dementia a mental disorder due to Cf.
Amanita muscaria* the scientific name for a TOM
CAT .
[U.S
.
slan
g,
mid
l900
s-
pres.
]
all
face
nak
ed;
nud
alki hall alcohol. [U.S. slang, early 1900s] e.
[Bri
alki stiff a hobo drunkard; any drunkard. tish
[U.S. underworld, early 1900s] and
alky bum a hobo drunkard; any drunkard. U.S.
[U.S., 1900s] slan
all at sea intoxicated with alcohol, [nautical, g,
1900s or before] late
180
0s]
all-fired (also jo-fired) a euphemism for
"hell-fired," damned. [U.S. colloquial,
mid 1700s-prcs.j
all get-out a euphemism for "hell" in
"it's as hot as all get-out." [U.S., I800s-
I900s]
all gone intoxicated with alcohol. For
synonyms sec WOOFLED. [U.S. slang,
1900s]
alligator bait 1. poor-quality food or
disliked food. 2. a Negro, especially a
Negro child. Derogatory and jocular,
[both senses, U.S. slang, early 1900s or
before]
alligator bull nonsense; BULLSHIT (q.v.).
A play on "bull alligator," the mature
male alligator.
all-nighter a prostitute's term for a
customer who pays for the entire night.
[1900s or before]
all-night trick a prostitute's term for a
customer who pays for the entire
night; an
ALL-NIGHTERiq.V.). [U.S., 1900s]
alloerotism (also alloeroticism) a state
where sexual urges are stimulated by and
directed toward a person other than
oneself. Cf AUTO-EROTICISM.
all over one, be to be in close bodily
contact, i.e., fighting, necking,
or'fondling. [U.S. slang, mid l900s-
pres.]
alls-bay nonsense; BALLS (sense 4). Pig
Latin. [U.S., 1900s]
all's not quiet on the waterfront a catch phrase
9 androgynous
mushroom known to produce hallucinations; about. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from amour propre* "love of oneself," vanity. Cf. anagrif (also anagref) the ravishing or rape of a
a highly poisonous substance known as fly Latin ambulare, "to walk"] ame damnee* 1. a AMOR sui, NARCISSISM . [French] woman. Bailey, 1759, defines it as "fornica-
aearic Cf. SACRED MUSHROOM . [U.S. drug a m p 1 . a n a mp ul e of a dr u g. 2. a n tion." [mid 1700s]
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] lost soul or "damned soul."
2. a willing dupe or tool of another person;-a amphetamine tablet or capsule. Usually in the anal erotism (also anal eroticism) a stage in
mateur night I. refers to an instance of copu- plural, [both senses, U.S. drug culture, mid libido development in which pleasurable sen-
lation involving a woman who is casual about scapegoat, [from French] ame de boue* a l900s-pres] Synonyms for sense 2: A., sations are felt in the anal region.
sex but not a prostitute. 2. a specified night at person with a "soul of mud," a AMPHETAMINE, BAM, BLACK BEAUTIES, BLACK-
an entertainment establishment featuring anal impotence the inability to defecate except
vile-minded person. [French] amen-snorter a BIRD, BLACK MOLLIES, BOTTLE, BROWNS, in private.
nude entertainment in which the patrons are BUMBLEBEE, CARTWHEEL, CHALK, CHICKEN
invited to participate, [both senses, U.S. religious person, especially a anality a component of sexuality which per-
POWDER, COASTS-TO-COASTS, COCKLE BURR, CO-
slang, mid I900s-pres.] clergyman. For synonyms see SKY - PILOT . PILOTS, CRANKS, CROSSROAD, CRYSTAL , DOLL,' tains to pleasure in the anal region.
amathomancy divination by means of dust [since the late 1800s] amies See AMY . DOUBLE-CROSS, EYE-OPENER, FIVES, anal sadism a condition which results from
particles. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from ammunition 1. toilet tissue. [British and U.S. FOOTBALLS, FORWARDS , GREEN DRAGON , pain experienced in bowel training.
Greek amathos, "dust"] slang, l800s-pres.] 2. a perineal pad, sanitary GREENIE, JELLY BABY, JELLY BEAN, JOLLY BEAN, anal-sadistic stage an early period of develop-
amative 1. sexually aroused, [occasionally eu- pad, or napkin. For synonyms see MANHOLE JUG , L .A. TURNABOUTS , LIDPOPPERS , LIGHT - ment characterized by ANAL EROTISM (q.v.)
phemistic] 2. pertaining to passion and sexual COVER , [slang, early 1900s, Dictionary of NING , METH, MINIBENNIES , NUGGETS , PEACH, and sadistic feelings directed toward the par-
love, [both since the early 1600s] Slang and Unconventional English] PEP PILL, RHYTHMS, ROOT, ROSES, SKYROCKET, ent.
amativeness 1. sexual desire; lust. For syn- amniomancy divination regarding the future SPARKLE PLENTY , SPECKLED BIRD , SPEED ,
onyms see LUST. 2. the sexual instinct; the SPLASH, SWEET, TENS, THRUST, THRUSTERS,
analyst a truncation of "psychoanalyst." Used
of a child born with a caul over its head. See as a synonym for "psychiatrist." [U.S., mid
propensity to love sexually, [since the mid -MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek am- TRUCK-DRIVER, TURNABOUTS, UP, UPPER, UP^-
1900s-pres.]
1800s] nion, "membrane around the fetus"] PIE, WAKE -UP, WEST-COAST TURNAROUNDS ,
amatory 1. pertaining to sex, especially the WHITE CROSS, WHITES, WHITEY , ZOOM. amped anandrious lacking in virility or masculine
among one's frills copulating; the act of copu- power; a euphemism for "impotent." [medi-
sexual expression of love. 2. a love potion, lating. Cf. FRILLS. [British, 1800s, Farmer and intoxicated with amphetamines. From AMP
[both senses, 1600s-pres.] (q.v.) with reinforcement from "ampere." For cal, late 1800s]
Henley]
amaxophobia an exaggerated fear or dread of synonyms see TALL . [U.S. drug culture, mid anaphrodisia the absence of sexual feeling or
amor (also amour) passion; love, especially 1900s-pres.] sexual drive. Cf. FRIGID, IMPOTENT (sense 1).
vehicles. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from sexual love.
Greek hamaxa, "carriage"] ampersand the posteriors; the buttocks. A [medical]
amoral pertaining to a person who, usually compressed form consisting of "and-per-se- anaphrodisiac an agent for repressing or elim-
Amazon 1. a mythical, warlike woman found because of mental deficiency, is held to be
in Greek mythology. The notion that the word and," represented by the symbol "&" (which is inating sexual responses, [medical]
outside of the code of morality. Cf. -MORAL, the last symbol in children's alphabets, thus
is from the Greek for "without a breast" is UNMORAL , [late 1800s-pres.] anatomical a euphemism for "lewd" or "sex-
doubted. (Amazons were supposed to have "the end"). This was a way of indicating that ually oriented"; explicit about the breasts or
cut off their right breasts in order to faciliatate amoret (also amorette) 1. an amorous ferr ale; one was talking about the word "and" and not genitals. Cf. ADULT, CLINICAL, FRANK, [early
drawing the strings of their bows.) [in English a passionate woman. [1400s] 2. a love affair. using it as a conjunction. Whenever letters 1900s-pres.]
by the 1300s] 2. an extremely masculine amor insanus* "insane love," uncontrollable were recited or words were spelled out, they
or unrestrained sexual activity in the insane, were cited in the form "a per se a," and "o per anatomy one's body, especially the parts
woman; a virago, [since the mid 1700s] Syn- which are not visible in public; specifically the
onyms for sense 2: ANDROGYNE, BELDAME, [from Latin] se o," (Nares). [British, 1800s and before]
POSTERIORS (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s or before]
BOON-DAGGER, BOY, BRIMSTONE, BULL BITCH, amorist a lover; a sexual lover, usually a male, amphetamine an ethical drug used as a central
COTQUEAN, HORSE-GODMOTHER, JEZEBEL, MUS- [since the 1500s] nervous system stimulant. Large doses are anchored in Sot's Bay intoxicated with alco-
CLE MOLL, OGRESS, QUEER QUEEN, VIRAGO. toxic and can cause dependence. The drug is hol. For synonyms see WOOFLED . [nautical,
amor lesbicus* "lesbian love," LESBIANISM 1900s or before]
ambidextrous bisexual. See AMBISEXTROUS . (q.v.). [Latin] usually amphetamine sulphate. amphierotism
[British, early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and amorosa 1. a female lover or sweetheart. 2. a (also amphieroticism) having the erotic androcracy 1. a male dominated society. 2.
wanton woman; a harlot, [both senses, early nature of both male and female. amphigenous male authority in society; political and social
Unconventional English] ambisextrous inversion a condition in which a person desires domination by males.
pertaining to a bisexual person. 1600s]
sexual relations with either sex. See INVERSION. androgen a hormone controlling the growth
A jocular play on AMBIDEXTROUS (q. v.). [U.S., amoroso a male lover or sweetheart, [early
1600s] amy 1. an amyl nitrite ampule. This appears and development of the male genitals and
early 1900s] frequently as "amyl nitrate"; the plural is their functions, [medical]
amorous 1. pertaining to lovemaking, usually "amies" or "amys." Cf. PEARL (sense 2), SNAP-
ambisexual 1. pertaining to men (often mar- with sexual implications. 2. pertaining to a androgeneity a state existing in some cultures
ried men) who occasionally have homosexual PER (sense 5). 2. an Amytal sodium (trade- where the individual has the potentiality for
person, presumably a male, who is sexually mark) tablet or capsule, one of the barbitu-
experiences, primarily PENILINGUS (q.v.). aroused; occasionally a euphemism for "hav- identity with either sex until a "rite of passage"
Also ambosexual. 2. pertaining to both male rates, [both senses, U.S. drug culture, mid declares one sex or the other.
ing an erection." [both since the 1300::] 1900s-pres.]
and female sexes and sex organs, [medical] 3.
pertaining to the absence of the dominance of amorous congress an old euphenism for "sex- androgyne 1. a HERMAPHRODITE (q.v.). [mid
amychophobia an exaggerated fear of scratch- 1500s] 2. any type of "quasi-male," i.e., a
one sexual trait in an individual, [medical] ua l i n t e r c o ur s e . " F o r s y n o n y m s s e e es and things which produce them, i.e., claws.
SMOCK AGE. [late 1700s] eunuch, a virago, or an effeminate male, pos-
ambisexuality the state of not having either See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek sibly a homosexual male, [late 1500s]
male or female traits dominant; hermaphrodi- amorous medicine an APHRODISIAC (q.v.). amyche, "scratch"]
tism or pseudohermaphroditism. See androgynoid 1. a genetically defined female
amorous rites lovemaking; coition, [from Amy-John a masculine lesbian. A play on with some masculine characteristics. Cf VIR -
AMBISEXUAL (sense 3). [medical] Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)] AMAZON (q.v.). Cf. JOHN-AND-JOAN (sense 2). AGO (sense 2). 2. a female PSEUDOHERM APHRO-
ambosexous pertaining to a hermaphorodite. [U.S., mid 1900s] amyl amyl nitrite. See AMY
[medical] amor sui* "love of oneself," vanity. Cf. NAR- DITE (q.v.). 3. a male with some hermaphro-
CISSISM , [from Latin] (sense 1). ditic characteristics who is mistaken for a
mbosexual pertaining to both sexes. See AM- woman. Possibly a homosexual male, [all
BISEXUAL (sense 2).
amour (also amor) 1. love, especially sexual Anacreontic concerning' merrymaking and
love, [since the 1300s, Oxford English Dic- love; erotic; sexually aroused or arousing, senses, medical]
ambulance-chaser a lawyer who seeks out cli- tionary] 2. an affair, especially an illicit affair, [from the name of the Greek poet "Ana-
ents from persons who are in trouble or androgynous pertaining to a male who shows
[since the early 1600s] creon," who wrote about love and drinking; in some physical structures characteristic of a
"ijured. Cf. SHYSTER. [U.S., early 1900s-pres.] English, mid 1600s]
amourette a small or trifling AMOUR (q.v.). female. Possibly a homosexual male, [mid
ambulomancy divination by means of walking [mid 1800s] 1600s]
di-
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ndrogynus a female PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITE LONEY, BATSHIT, BEANS, BIBBLE-BABBLE, BILGE, referring technically to both sexes, but usually antipodes, the the female genitals; the "exact
(q.v.). [medical] BLAH, BLARNEY, BLATHER, BOSH, BOVRIL, BULL, used in reference to a woman, [medical] opposite" of the male genitals. For synonyms
ndrology the study of the diseases of the BULL-FEATHERS , BULL-FODDER, BULLO, BULL- , anovarism the absence of ovaries in the see MONOSYLLABLE. [British, 1800s or before]
human male, especially those of the genitals; ONEY, BULLSH, BULLSHIT , BULL'S WOOL, BU- female, usually congenital, [medical] antipudic pertaining to any typ<- of covering of
FLUFF , BUNCOMBE , BUNK , BUN 'TTUM , BURMA answer nature's call to retire to the W.C., parts of the body which (according to one's
the counterpart of GYNECOLOGY (q. v.). [medi- S HAVE , CHAFF , CLACK , CLAPTRAP , CLISH - specifically to defecate or urinate, [colloquial culture) cannot be exposed without censure,
cal] CLASH , COBBLER ' S AWLS , COBBLER ' S STALLS , [from the Latin pudor, "censure" or "pro-
euphemism, 1900s and before]
ndromania a condition in which a woman has COCK, CODDING, COD'S WALLOP, CORRAL DUST, priety"]
an obsession for copulation; NYMPHOMANIA answer the final summons to die. For syn-
COW-CONFETTI , COWSH. COWYARD CONFETTI , onyms see DEPART, [late 1800s-pres.] antiscriptural pertaining to oaths or foul lan-
in v.)- See MANIA for similar forms, [from CRAP , DRIP , DRIVEL , DURHAM , EYEWASH ,
ansy-pay a homosexual male. Pig Latin for guage. [1800s, Hotten]
Greek andros, "man"] FADOODLE , FALDERAL , F1 BLE-FABLE , FIDDLE -
androphobia a woman's abnormal fear or dis- CUM-FADDLE , FIDDLEDEEDEE , FIDDLE-FADDLE , PANSY (q.V.). Cf. AG-FAY. [U.S., 1900s] antlophobia an exaggerated fear of floods. See
FIDDLESTICKS , FLAMDOODLE , FLAPDOODLE , PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek antlos,
trust of men or the male sex. See PHOBIA for antaphrodisiac See ANAPHRODISIAC .
FLAP-SAUCE, FLUMMADIDDLE , FLUMMYDID - "bilge, sea-water"]
similar forms, [from Greek andros, "man"] antaphrodite pertaining to the ability of a
anemophobia an exaggerated fear of or an DLE, FOLDEROL, FOOEY, FOR THE BIRDS, FUDGE, substance to counteract venereal disease, [mid ant-mire an avoidance for "piss-ant." See
GAMMON , GAS , GIBBER - GABBER , GIBBERISH , PIS - ANT . [U.S. euphemism, 1800, Read]
aversion to the wind, cyclones, and hur - 1700s]
ricanes. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from GILHOOLEY , GOBBLEDYGOOK , GUFF , HOKUM , anus the posterior opening of the alimentary
HOOEY , HORNSWOGGLE , HORSE, HORSE APPLE,
ante Christum* "before Christ." [Latin]
Greek anemos, "wind"] gngel 1. a male canal, [since the mid 1600s] Synonyms: A- -E,
HORSE FEATHERS , HORSERADISH , HORSESHIT , ante mortem* "before death," pertaining to a A-HOLE, ARS, ARSE, ARS MUSICA, A-S, ASS-HOLE,
homosexual pederast; an INSERTOB (q.v.) statement made just before death. [Latin]
HORSH , HOT AIR , HOT COCK , HUMBUG , JACK BACKDOOR, BACK-DOOR TRUMPET, BACK-WAY,
who supports one or more other anterotic I. pertaining to an ANAPHRODISIAC
SHIT, KIBOSH, MACARONI, MALARKY, MEADOW BLIND-EYE, BLOT, BOGEY, BOGY, BOODY, BOTTLE
homosexuals. Cf. SUGAR-DADDY . [U.S. slang, DRESSING, MEADOW-MAYONNAISE , MIFF-MAFF, * (q. v.). [from the name of the Greek god ANDGLASS, BROWN, BROWN BUCKET, BROWNIE,
early 1900s] 2. a passive pederast; a MOONSHINE, MUMBO-JUMBO, MUSH, NERTS, "Ante-ros," who was in opposition to Eros] 2. BRUNSWICK.-BUCKET, BUM, BUNG, BUNG HOLE,
RECEIVER (q.v.y, a catamite. Cf ANGELINA . For NURTS , OIL OF TONGUE , PALAVER , PARSLEY , pertaining to the avoidance of sexual feelings. BUNKEY, CHUFF, CORN HOLE, CRACK, CRACKER,
synonyms see BRONCO. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. PHOOEY , PIFFLE , PIGWASH , PILE OF SHIT , PISS Cf. FRIGIDITY , [both senses, medical] CULO, DATE, DILBERRY-MAKER, DINGER, DIRT-
cocaine. For synonyms see NOSE-CANDY. [U.S. AND WIND , POPPYCOCK , PRIZE BULL , RATS !, anthomancy divination or prediction of the CHUTE , DIRT -ROAD , DOPEY , DOT , ELEPHANT
drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] angel dust RIMBLE - RAMBLE , ROT , SHIT FOR THE BIRDS , future through the use of flowers. See-MANCY AND CASTLE, FARTING-CLAPPER, FEAK, FUGO,
(also angel hair) 1. powdered P.C.P. (q.v.), SHUCK, SKIMBLE-SCAMBLE, SLOBBER, SLUDGE, for similar forms, [from Greek artthos, FUN, FUNDAMENT , GIG, GIGI, GONGA , GOOSE-
an animal tranquilizer. Cf. HEAVEN DUST . SONG AND DANCE , TITOTULAR BOSH , TOM - "flower," via Latin] BERRY - GRINDER , HIND - BOOT , HINDER -
2. synthetic heroin, [both senses, U.S. drug MY-ROT, TRIPE , WHANGDOODLE , WHIFFLE - anthropomancy a type of divination involving ENTRANCE, HOLE, JACKSIE, KEESTER, K.HYBER
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] ingel food religious WHAFFLE , YAWP . 3. a term of contempt for a human sacrifice and the dissection of the PASS, MEDLAR, MONOCULAR-EYEGLASS, NOCK-
doctrine offered at a mission before or instead person implying nonhumanness. 4. a fool; an bodies; divination through the examination of ANDRO, NORTH POLE, PERVY, PODEX, POOP-
of nourishment. [U.S. underworld (tramps), oaf. [since the late 1500s] 5. an athlete, es- human entrails. See-MANCY for similar forms, CHUTE, PORT-HOLE, RINCTUM, RING , RIP,
early 1900s, Irwin] ingel hair See ANGEL pecially if big, clumsy, ugly, or smelly. Cf. [from Greek anthropos, "human being"; in ROUNDEYE, ROUND-MOUTH, SEWER, SHIT-HOLE,
DUST . mgelina a hobo's catamite or any passive JOCK (sense 5). [U.S., mid !900s-pres.] 6. a English by the 1600s] SIEGE, SLOP-CHUTE, SPICE-ISLAND, TAN-TRACK,
pederast; a RECEIVER (q.v.). Cf. ANGEL (senses sexually aggressive male; a STUD (sense 2) or TEWEL (horse), THE BROWN WINDSOR, TIB,
anextremely uncouth male. [U.S., mid 1900s- anthropophagus a cannibal, [mid 1500s] TOKUS, TRILL, WIND MILL, WINDWARD PAS -
1 and 2). [U.S., 1900s] pres.] 7. a prostitute. Essentially a con- anthropophagy cannibalism, [since the mid SAGE.
ingie cocaine. From ANGEL (sense 3). [Aus- temptuous term for any person of low character 1600s] anthropophobia an abnormal fear of
tralian, mid 1900s, Baker] mgle the penis. Cf. A.O.B. an abbreviation of "alcohol on
and habits. [U.S. underworld, 1900s] animal other breath." A notation on police records indicat-
YARD . [British slang, late 1800s] magnetism sex appeal; pertaining to
human beings. See PHOBIA for similar forms. ing that a suspect has been drinking.
ngling courting; coiting. [1600s-1700s] physical sexual attraction, usually said of
males but also of females. [U.S., 1900s] [from Greek anthropos, "human being"] apandry impotence; having functionless male
Anglophobia a fear of or hatred for the Eng- sexual organs.
lish or English things. See PHOBIA for similar animal tranquilizer the drug P.C.P. (q.v.). Cf. anthroposcopy the prediction of the future
ELEPHANT . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] ankle apantomancy prediction of the future from
forms, [from Late Latin angli, "the English"] behavior of a person through observation of unusual occurrences, chance meetings, and
an attractive young woman or,'jirl.[U.S. slang, his personal characteristics, [mid 1800s]
nglo-Saxon pertaining to words (usually mid 1900s] See also SPRAIN ONE ' S the like. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from
"dirty words") which are assumed to be Old anti-bod a scrawny or underdeveloped male or Greek apantao. "to meet with"]
ANKLE.
English, See PARDON MY FRENCH. nile 1. an ugly, overweight woman. Cf. BOD. [U.S. apareunia a woman's inability to complete
Anne's fan a rude gesture, thumbing the nose. slang, mid 1900s]
senile; like an old woman. Said of either Touching the tip of the thumb to the end of copulation because of a vaginal obstruction.
sex. 2. infirm of mind or body; im-Mcilic. anticipatory levirate an aspect of the social Cf. DYSPAREUNIA . [medical]
one's nose and spreading the fingers wide. It structure of a society wherein a husband per-
[both mid I600s-pres.] illinglsm See can be made worse by wiggling the fingers. ap-cray nonsense. Pig Latin for "crap." For
ANILINGUS . illlngus (also anilingism) the
mits sexual intercourse between his wife and synonyms see ANIMAL . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
This is similar to giving someone the FINGER his younger brother on the assumption that
use of the nouth or tongue to stimulate (q.v.). From QUEEN ANNE 'S FAN (q.v.). Cf. ape 1. a derogatory nickname for a Negro.
the younger brother will inherit the wife upon [U.S., 1900s or before] 2. a hoodlum or
the anus of mother person. Cf. ANALITY . COCK SNOOKS, DOUBLE-SIGHT. [British, 1800s]
the death of the husband; the same as ATTENU- strong-arm man. [1900s] 3. any ugly man,
lility old age in females. Cf. ANILE, [since the Anointed One, The (also The Anointed) the ATED POLYANDRY (q.V.).
Christus; Jesus Christ. For synonyms see especially if large. Cf. BABOON. [U.S. slang
arly 1600s] antifreeze 1. liquor. For synonyms see BOOZE. 1900s]
SWEET CHEESECAKE.
limal I, a euphemistic nickname fora bull. [U.S., 1900s] 2. heroin. From sense I. [U.S. aped intoxicated with alcohol. For synonyms
U.S. rural colloquial, 1900s] 2. nonsense, i.e., anonyma a prostitute. Cf. INCOGNITA . [Brit- drug culture, mid 1900s-pres., Wentworthand
ish, mid 1800s] see WOOFLED . [U.S., early l900s-prcs.]
ULLSHIT((?.V.). [U.S. slang, 1900s] Synonyms Flcxner] apeirophobia an exaggerated fear of or con-
or sense 2: ALLIGATOR BULL, ALLS-BAY, AP- anorchism the absence (in the male) of one or antinopomancy ANTHROPOMANCY (q.v.)utiliz-
both testicles, [medical] cern with infinity. See PHOBIA for similar
AY, APPLESAUCE, ARGLE-BARGLE, ing the bodies of children. See -MANCY for forms, [from Greek apeiros. "boundless"]
BALDER-'ASH, BALDUCTUM, BALLOCKS, anorchous pertaining to a male with no testi- similar forms, [from GreeR antinopos, "ille-
cles or with poorly developed testicles, [medi- aperient a mild laxative, [since the early 1600s]
BALLOON UICE, BALLS, BALLYHOO, BALLY gal," Gibson and Gibson] ape-shit the state of being obsessed with a
HOOEY, BA- cal] antiorgastic pertaining to something which person or thing, as in the expression "go ape-
anorgasmy the failure to experr"~c cvgasm, suppresses sexual desire or response. Cf. FRI- shit" or "be ape-shit." [U.S., mid 1900s]
GIDITY , [medical]
13 ass-backwards
aqua vitae* the WATER OF LIFE(<?.V.), alcohol.
Cf. ADAM' S ALE . [Latin; since the 1600s] arbor
vitae* "tree of life," the penis, especially when
erect. Cf. STAFF OF LiFE^For synonyms see
YARD . [Latin; British, 1700s-l800s] arch-fiend
Satan; the devil. For synonyms see FIEND,
[since the late 1600s] ard hot; sexually aroused.
From ARDOR (q.v.), possibly reinforced by
HARD (sense 1). [British, 1600s-1800s]
ardent spirits (also ardent) alcohol. Due to its
raising of the body temperature in some indi-
viduals, [late 1800s, Ware] ardor (also ardour)
very strong lust; heated passion. [1300s-pres.]
area the pubic orgenital area. Cf. PARTS, PLACE
(sense 2). [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] areola the
relatively darker area surrounding the nipple
in humans. Cf. HALO , [since the early 1700s]
Are you decent? are you dressed or covered so
that you can be seen or visited? Cf. DECENT .
arfanarf l."half and half," lightly intoxicated
with alcohol. For synonyms see WOOFLED .
[early 1800s] 2. an equal mixture of ale and
porter. [British slang, 1800s] arfarfanarf "half,
half, and half," very drunk. [Cockney, late
1800s-early 1900s, Ware] argle-bargle the
throwing about of words; nonsense. [British,
1800s] arithmomancy (also arithmancy)
divination by numbers. See -MANCY for
similar forms, [from Greek arithmos,
"number"] arithmomania a compulsion to
count objects. See MANIA for similar terms,
[from Greek arithmos, "number"]
arm the penis. Cf. SHORT-ARM, SMALL -ARM.
For synonyms see YARD . [U.S., mid 1900s-
pres.]
arm of the law (also long arm of the law) a
policeman. [U.S. slang, 1900s] armomancy
divination by observing the shoulders of
animals to be sacrificed. See -MANCY for
similar forms, [from Latin armus, "shoulder";
mid 1600s] armour a condom. For
synonyms see EEL - SKIN , [late 1700s, Grose]
armour, in angry and fighting drunk; cou-
rageous due to liquor. Cf. POT-VALIANT. [Brit-
ish, 1600s-l700s, B.E.]
army disease morphine addiction among
soldiers. [U.S. Civil War]
or drug) which arouse to cause someone to become sexually tics directly into a vein; one who shoots
causes increased sexual desire or potency. interested, stimulated, or ready for copula- (drugs). [U.S. underworld and drug culture,
[medical] 2. erotic, [from the name of the tion. Cf. AWAKEN THE LIBIDO. mid 1900s-pres.] art of pleasure the techniques
Creek goddess "Aphrodite"] aphrodisiacal tennis aroused the state or condition of having been
court the female genitals. of lovemaking; a
sexually excited or stimulated.
[1600s, (Urquhart)] gphrodisiomania an euphemism for "copulation." Cf. DEED OF
arrange to castrate. [U.S. euphemism, 1900s]
abnormally high interest PLEASURE. [British, 1800s] a-s "arse," the
arse (also a- -e, ars, a-s) 1. the posteriors or the
in sexual matters. See MANIA for similar anus. Cf. BOTTOM (sense I), [since 1000, posteriors; the anus. Cf ARSE ,
forms, [from the name of the Greek goddess Oxford English Dictionary] 2. the bottom of ASS. [British, mid 1700s] asafetidafalso
"Aphrodite"] apiphobia an irrational fear of anything. [British dialects, 1800s and before] asafoetida) the resinous gum of
bees; an allergy See also ASS. a plant having the odor and taste of garlic.
to the sting of bees and wasps. See PHOBIA for arse-cooler a bustle. [British slang, late 1800s] Cf. DEVIL'S DUNG, RUMPITYFETIDA . [since the
similar forms, [from Latin apis, "bee"] apogeny 1300s]
arse-crawl to toady; to act like a sycophant.
the loss of sexual function; sterility, asexual not involving sex. Refers to reproduc-
[British colloquial, 1900s] arse-king a tion. Extended to refer to a FRIGID {q.v.)
impotence. Apollyon an angel of hell; the devil. pederast, especially one who is woman.
[1300s, notably proficient. For synonyms see SOD-
Oxford English Dictionary} apparatus the male asexualization desexing; the elimination of
OMITE . [British, early 1900s, Dictionary of sexual characteristics, as in castration, [medi-
genitals; the VIRILIA (q. v.). Slang and Unconventional English] cal]
Cf EQUIPMENT . [U.S. slang, 1900s] arse-opener the penis. For synonyms sei
apparatus urogenitalis* the "genito-urinary YARD . [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
ashes marijuana. For synonyms see MARI .
system" in either sex. [Latin; medical] Henley] [U.S. drug culture, 1900s]
apparition a ghost, phantom, or WRAITH arse-ropes intestines; the bowels. asleep in Jesus a euphemism for "dead."
(q.v.). [since the early 1500s] For synonyms see DONE FOR . [U.S., late
arse-rug trousers; breeches. For synonyms see 1800s-1900s]
appetent pertaining to sexual desire; lustful or GALLIGASKINS . [British, 1800s, Farmer and
aroused. Extended from the standard mean- Henley] aspermatism the absence of sperm or the in-
ing relating to craving, [since the early 1400s] arse-wedge the penis. For synonyms see YARD . ability to ejaculate sperm, [medical, since the
apple and pip urine; to urinate; an act of [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] mid 1800s]
urination. Rhyming slang for "sip," which is arsey-versey (also arsey-varsy, arsy-varsey) asperrnia sterility due to the lack of sperm,
backslang for "piss." [British, 1800s, Diction- topsy-turvy, head over heels. Cf. BASSACK- [medical]
ary of Rhyming Slang] WARDS . [British dialects, mid 1500s-pres.] aspidomancy 1. divination by a sorcerer who
apple dumpling shop a woman's breasts, es- interprets the events of a journey. 2. divina-
arsle to move backwards. [British dialect,
pecially if fat and partially exposed. [British tion using a shield. See -MANCY for similar
early 1700s-1800s]
slang, late 1700s-1800s] terms, [both senses, from Greek aspido,
ypple-jack 1. brandy made from apples. 2. any ars musica* the anus, specifically when it is
crepitating, i.e., when one is breaking wind, [a "shield"]
alcoholic liquor. For synonyms see BOOZE. aspro an experienced male homosexual, es-
[both senses, U.S., early 1800s-pres.] play on ars musica. Latin for "art of music";
British,,1700s, Grose] pecially a pederast; a male homosexual pros-
apple palsy drunkenness from APPLE-JACK arsworm (also arseworm) a small or insignifi- titute. From "ass prostitute." Cf. ARSE-KING .
(q.v.). [U.S., late 1800s-early 1900s] [British slang, mid 1900s, Dictionary of Slang
cant fellow; an oaf. For synonyms see OAF .
apples 1. a woman's breasts. See CAT HEADS. [British slang, 1600s, B.E.] and Unconventional English]
[U.S., 1900s or before] 2. the testicles; the ass 1. a donkey. Sometimes taboo in this sense.
same as LOVE-APPLES {q.v.). For synonyms see arsy-farcy ass-ended; vice-versa. Cf ARSEY-
VERSEY. [British colloquial, 1700s or before] Cf. JOHNNY BUM. [since the 1200s, Oxford
WHIRLYGIGS . [slang, 1800s-1900s] See also English Dictionary] 2. the rectum, anus, or
ALLEY APPLE. arsy-tarsy backwards; ass-ended; BASSACK-
WARDS (q.v.). Cf. ARSEY-VERSEY . [British] posteriors. For synonyms see DUFF . [U.S.
applesauce nonsense. [U.S., early 1900s-pres.] from a British dialect variation, 1800s and
apple-squire (also apron-squire) 1. a kept man. artichoke 1. a debauched old woman, es- long before] 3. the female genitals; women
pecially a hideous old prostitute, [underworld considered sexually. [1800s-pres.] 4. a fool; an
2. a pimp, [both senses, British, 15OOs-l7OOs] slang, 1800s-pres.] 2. a hanging, i.e., a "hearty oaf. See also ARSE.
approach 1. thecopulation of animals, usually . choke." Cf. HEARTY-CHOKE, VEGETABLE-
quadrupeds. [British euphemism] 2. to copul-\ , BREAKFAST. [British, 1800s] ass!, My a vulgar oath and an exclamation; an
ate, said primarily of animals and extended to u article 1. a wench, woman, or prostitute. Cf. expression of complete disbelief. [U.S., 1900s]
humans. LEADING ARTICLE. [British, 1800s] 2. a CHAM- ass, on one's 1. depressed; broken; down-and-
I army form blank toilet paper. For synonyms out. [U.S., 1900s] 2. intoxicated with alcohol.
approachable 1. of easy morals; sexually easy. BER POT(<7.V.). For synonyms see POT. [British,
- pertaining to a person who will take bribes. \j see T. P. [British military, mid 1900s] 1800s] See also ARTICLES. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
appurtenances a woman's breasts. For syn- article of virtue a virgin, usually said of a assault 1. to ravish or rape forcibly. A trunca-
onyms see BOSOM. [U.S., 1900s] female. [British, mid 1800s, Farmer and tion of "sexual assault" or of "an assault with
apron-up pregnant in "have one's apron-up." Henley] intent to commit rape." 2. an act of forcible
Kefers to the bulge of the abdomen. Cf. articles breeches, trousers, and possibly under- rape. These synonyms for both senses refer to
I"RT/SKIRTED- [British, late 1800s, Farmer and women unless indicated otherwise: ANAGRIF ,
Henley] wear. [British, late 1700s-1800s]
artificial insemination the, union of male and ATTACK, BREAK, CONSTUPRATE, DEBAUCH,
female germ cells within the reproductive MAN -RAPE (male), OUTRAGE , PLOW, RAVAGE ,
organs of a woman by a means other than RAVISH, SHORT-ARM HEIST, SKIN-HEIST, STATU-
around the world a variety of sexual acts TORY OFFENSE.
performed with the tongue and lips, including coition. Also extended to the insemination of
an ovum outside the uterus. ass-backwards in reverse; in an awkward or
licking and sucking the penis, tesUs, and anus
of a man, or licking the entire body, [orig - artillery man a drug addict who injects narco- jumbled fashion. Cf BACKASSWARDS ,
BASSACKWARDS . [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
inally prostitute's argot; U.S. slang, 1900s]
arousal sexual stimulation; sexual excitement
or interest. Synonyms and related terms:
Py r a n oaf; a dullard. Pig Latin for S AP
(9-v.). [U.S., 1900s]
CHARGE, CONCUPISCENCE, ERETHISM, FIRE,
TENTIGO.
-brained 14 15 Aztec two-step
ass-brained stupid, blockheaded, or oafish. astraphobia (also astrapophobia) a fear of aged sodomist. [U.S., 1900s] 4. an aged fella- auto-pedication an act of anal copulation per-
[U.S., 1900s or before] ass-ender a fall lightning and thunder; the same as KER- tor. Cf. AUNTIE . [U.S., 1900s, Goldin, formed by a male on himself. [ 1900s or before]
backwards, especially a PRAT - AUNOPHOBIA (q.v.). Cf. BRONTOPHOBIA . See O'Leary, and Lipsius] 5. the woman's rest- autophilia pathological self-love; NARCISSISM
PHOBIA for similar forms, [fipm Greek as- room, especially "the aunt." Cf. UNCLE (sense (qv.). [medical]
FALL (<?.v.). [U.S., 1900s] asseroonie the anus; 1). [slang, 1900s]
Irape, "lightning"] autophobia an exaggerated dread or fear of
the posteriors. [U.S. Aunt Emma morphine. Based on the letter
astricted constipated. From the standard being alone; fear of oneself. See PHOBIA for
slang, mid 1900s] ass-fuck to copulate anally, "M." Cf. Miss EMMA. [U.S. drug culture, mid similar forms, [from Greek autos. "self]
meaning "to be bound up." [since the mid
usually between 1900s]
1500s] autopsy a NECROPSY (q.v.); an inspection (via
males. Cf. BUTT-FUCK. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] Aunt Hazel heroin. Cf. H.[U.S. drug culture, dissection) of a corpse in order to determine
ass-hammer a motorcycle, with reference to astromancy divination by mean.! ot observing
mid 19O0s-pres.] the cause of death, [medical]
the heavenly bodies. Much of ancient astrology
the jolts suffered while operating it. [U.S., mid auntie, an elderly homosexual male. Also a autosexualism AUTOEROTICISM (q.v.). [medi-
is included in this form of divination. See
1900s-pres.] ass-hole 1. the anus, [since the 1400s homosexual male past his prime period of cal]
- MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek as-
or before] desirability. [U.S. homosexual use, 1900s] autosodomy pederasty performed on oneself;
tron, "star," via Latin; in English, 1600s]
2. bad; rotten. [U.S., 1900s] 3. a contemptible Auntie Nelly the stomach or abdomen. Rhym- the placing of one's penis in one's own anus.
astysia sexual impotence; the inability to attain
person. [U.S. slang, early !900s-pres.] 4. a ing slang for"belly." [British, 1900s, Diction- [1900s]
very good pal or buddy. Cf. ASS-HOLE FRIEND. or maintain an erection, [medical] asynodia
sexual impotence, [medical] ataxophobia a ary of Rhyming Slang] autosomatognosis the feeling that a part of
[U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] Aunt Jane a black woman who is a traitor to
fear of or an aversion to disorder. See one's body which has been amputated is still
ass-hole friend (also ass-hole buddy) a good PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek ataxia. her race; a black woman who adopts aspects there, [medical]
friend or buddy. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] "disorder"] atephobia an exaggerated fear of of a Caucasian lifestyle. Based on UNCLE
(q.v.). [U.S., mid 1900s] Avern hell, [since the late 1500s]
assignation a rendezvous for illicit romance or destruction or ruin. See PHOBIA for similar
sex with a lover or prostitute. Literally, "an Aunt Tom a woman who does not cooperate Avernal hellish; horrible or horribly hot.
forms, [from Greek ate, "ruin," via Latin] Avernus 1: hell. From the name of a lake
appointment." [since the late 1600s] Athanasian wench a sexually loose woman; with or who works against Women's Libera-
assignation house 1. a place to meet for an tion movements. Based on UNCLE TOM (q.v.). which was, according to Latin mythology,
one who grants sexual favors to whoever asks. [U.S., mid 1900s] near the gates of hell. 2. a minor devil, [both
illicit romance; any "house" or hotel where For synonyms see LAY. From the Athanasian
such meetings take place. 2. a brothel. Cf. senses, 1500s]
Creed, which begins with the words, auroraphobia a dread or anxiety concerning
HOUSE OF ASSIGNATION , [primarily euphemistic, the Northern Lights. See PHOBIA for similar avetrol a bastard. [1300s]
"Whosoever desires." [British, late 1700s,
1800s-1900s] forms, [from Latin aurora, "polar lights"] avoirdupois fat; excess fat. Cf. ADIPOSE, [from
Grose] French; U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
ass-kisser (also ass-licker) a sycophant; an athenaeum the penis. For synonyms see YARD . auspicy See HARUSPICY .
A.K. (sense 1). Cf. ASS-SUCKER. [U.S. slang, Aussie Wuzzie a dark-skinned person native avowterer a married man who commits adul-
[British, late 1800s-early 1900s] athletic tery with a married woman. Cf. DOUBLE ADUL-
early 1900s-pres.] to New Guinea. C/". ABO, FUZZY-WUZZY. [Aus-
supporter an undergarment designed to TERY, [law]
ass-man 1. a sexually active man; one who is tralian, 1900s]
support and contain the VIRILIA (q.v.). A avowtry (also advowtry) vow-breaking;
able to SCORE (q.v.) frequently. For synonyms austromancy divination by interpreting the
see LECHER. [U.S., early 1900s-pres.] 2. a man euphemism for JOCK - STRAP (q.v.). [U.S., adultery. [Old English law]
1900s] winds. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from
who is sexually aroused by shapely feminine Latin auster, "south wind"] awaken the libido to arouse sexually, [euphe-
buttocks; a man who is attracted to a particu- at-need "at the time of death." Euphemistic autemesia repeated vomiting without a known mistic]
lar woman because of her shapely buttocks. funeral trade jargon pertaining to plans or
purchases which must be made at death in pathological cause, [medical] awash intoxicated with alcohol. For syn -
[U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] astover head head Author of Evil the devil. For synonyms see onyms see WOOFI-ED. [1900s]
over heels, especially when contrast to those made before death. Cf. PRE-
NEED . [U.S., mid 1900s] atocia 1. sterility in FIEND. away from one's desk a phrase sometimes
falling. Cf. ARSEY-VERSEY, TOPSY-TURVY.
the female. 2. the state of a female who has auto-cunnilingus cunnilingus performed by a meaning that an office worker has gone to the
[U.S., 1800s, Green] ass-peddler 1. a pimp; W.C. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
never born a child, [both senses, medical] woman on herself. Considered to be an imag-
a procurer. [U.S., inary act. [1900s or before] awkward euphemistic for "pregnant," es-
attached pertaining to & person who is roman-
1900s] 2. a prostitute. [U.S., 1900s] ass- tically or legally linked to another person. Cf. pecially applicable in the later months of preg-
auto-da-fe* the act of burning heretics and the
sucker a sycophant; a BUM-SUCKER (q.v.). LOOSE (sense 1), UNATTACHED . [U.S. collo- ceremony preceding it (during the Inquisi- nancy. For synonyms see FRAGRANT .
C/. ASS-KISSER, EGG-SUCKER. [U.S., mid 1900s- quial, 1900s] tion), [from Portuguese] [colloquial, I80Os-19O0s]
pres.] attack a truncation of "sexual attack," usually autoerotic capable of being sexually aroused V A.W.O.L.(alsoAWOL) 1. escaped from pris -
assteriors the buttocks. A blend of ASS and
POSTERIORS (both q.v.). [U.S., 1900s] See also
CATASTROPHE, JUST-ASS.
meaning "rape." Cf. ASSAULT. [U.S., 1900s]
attenuated polyandry See ANTICIPATORY
LEVIRATE.
by oneself, as in solitary masturbation, [medi-
cal, late 1800s-pres.]
autoeroticism (also autoerotism) 1. self-grati-
on, [late 1800s] 2. "after women or liquor." 3.
"a wolf on the loose." [all 1900s] 4. "absent
without leave." [military]
l/
ass up mess up; BUGGER UP or FUCK UP (both augury divination in general. See -MANCY for a fication of one's sexual urges. Often a awry-eyed intoxicated with alcohol; cockeyed
9v.). [U.S., 1900s] complete list of types of divination. [1300s, euphemism for "masturbation." 2. sexual self- drunk. Cf. HOARY-EYED, ORIE-EYED. [U.S.
ass-wipe 1. toilet paper. 2. a real jerk; a syc- Oxford English Dictionary] admiration, especially when looking at one's slang, early 1900s]
ophant; someone who would wipe someone Auld Hornie 1. Satan. Cf. H ORNY , OLD . own naked body or genitals, [both senses, axilla the armpit. Cf. OXTER , [since the 1600s]
e
'se s anus if asked to. Cf. BUM-SUCKER, [both medical, late 1800s-pres.] axinomaney divination using an axe; deter-
senses, U.S., 1900s] [Scots, 1700s-pres., (Robert Burns)] 2. the
a
ioLuppity' overbearing, or brash. [U.S., early penis. Not usually capitalized in this sense. autofellation (also self-fellation) the act of per- mination of the guilt or innocence of a person
iTOOs-pres.] [Scots, 1800s-1900s] forming penilingus on oneself. [U.S., mid by the movements of an axe imbedded in a
Jjjjenophobia an exaggerated fear of the au nature!* 1. naked; nude; raw. Occasionally 19O0s-pres.] post, or by a stone placed on a red-hot axe-
weakness of one's body. See PHOBIA for simi- (and erroneously) "in the au naturel." Cf. automanipulation playing with one's genitals. blade. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from
rn Greek
"' "not>" slhems' NATURAL , IN THE. 2. undoctored or untreated,
as with undiluted liquor, [both senses, French,
See PSEUDOMASTURBATION. automotive Greek axine, "axe"; early 1600s]
azoospermia the condition of having no sperm
s tight as - - See TIGHT AS A - -. 1900s] internist a jocular euphemism for
in the semen, [medical]
y
< also astragyromancy) di- aunt 1. a prostitute, especially an old pros- "automobile mechanic." [U.S., 1900s]
Aztec two-step diarrhea, specifically that con-
usin bones or
8 dice. See -MANCY for titute, [since the early 1600s] 2. the madam of automysophobia anxiety or disgust over one's tracted in Mexico or South America. Cf.
a brothel; a procuress, [slang, 1900s] 3. an personal uncleanliness. See PHOBIA for similar MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE, TOURISTAS. For syn-
ban of
forms, [from Greek autos, "self," mysos,
"dirt"]
onyms sec QUICKSTEP. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
17 bait
back-scuttle (also back-scull) 1. PEDERASTY
(q.v.). 2. to commit pederasty. 3. to coit
woman from the rear, presumably anally. Cf.
SCUTTLE, [all senses, British, 1800s, Diction-
bad trip 1. a bad experience with drugs. 2.
any bad experience. From sense I. [U.S.
drug culture and general slang, mid I900s-
pres.]
t "Benzedrine" (trademark), an amphet- ary of Slang and Unconventional English] bag 1. an udder or a breast. See BAGS (sense
amine. For synonyms see BENZ. [U.S. drug backside the buttocks. In some parts of the 2). [colloquial, mid 1500s] 2. a low and
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] iabe a term of world euphemistic, and in others extremely despicable person. A truncation of DOUCHE
endearment for a woman. Cf. BABY (sense 2). vulgar, [since the 1500s] BAG (<?V.). [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. an old
[U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] labe of love an back-staircase a bustle, [slang, mid 1800s] hag; any old woman. Usually "old bag." 4.
back-talk 1. an impertinent remark; sauciness. a prostitute, especially an old one. Probably
illegitimate child; a bastard, [euphemistic, early backasswards backwards; pertaining to some- from sense 3. Cf. BAGNIO. [British and U.S.
1700s] laboon an oaf or a jerk. Especially in thing done very badly. From ASS-BACKWARDS [U.S., 1980s or before] 2. flatulence; a release slangand colloquial, late 1800s-pres.] 5. the
the expression "big baboon." [British and U.S., (<7.v.). Cf. BASSACKWARDS. [U.S. slang and of intestinal gas. For synonyms see GURK. female genitals. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] 6.
1900s] colloquial, 1900s] [U.S. jocular colloquial, 1900s] the scrotum. For synonyms see TOOL BAG.
laby 1. marijuana. [U.S. drug culture, mid backbiter someone who talks badly about an- back-up serial copulation of one female with a [colloquial and nonce, 1900s and certainly
1900s-pres.] 2. a woman or a girlfriend. Cf. other person in secret, [since the late 1100s] number of males. [Australian, mid 1900s, Dic- long before] 7. a
BABE. [U.S. slang and colloquial, early 1900s- backdoor 1. the anus in anal intercourse. Cf. tionary of Slang and Unconventional English] COndom. Cf. BAGGIE, JO-BAG, JOY-BAG.
pres.] 3. a homosexual male. From sense 2. BACK-DOOR WORK. 2. the anus in general, back-way the anus; the anus in anal copu- [U.S.,
[U.S. underworld, early 1900s, Montelone] 4. [both senses, U.S., 1900s] back-door man a lation. Cf. BACKDOOR. [U.S., early 1900s] 1900s] 8. a contraceptive diaphragm. [U.S.,
a prostitute's customer. [British, 1900s, Dic- married woman's lover. [U.S. slang, mid backy a privy. Cf. BACK. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] 9. a sexual
tionary of the Underworld] >aby-bound 1900s-pres.] back-door trots (also back-door 1900s and before] talent or preference. See WHAT'S YOUR BAG?
pregnant. Cf. BOUND (sense 1). For trot) diarrhea. Refers to the use of the back bacon a country bumpkin; a rustic oaf. Cf. 10. a quantity or package of drugs. [U.S. drug
synonyms see FRAGRANT. [U.S. slang, early door to get to the privy or refers to the anus. CHAW-BACON, [from Henry IV, Part One < culture, mid 1900s-pres.] bagarap made
1900s] -DOOR (sense 2). The plural form is (Shakespeare)] useless. A distortion of "bug-gered-up."
laby-juice semen. For synonyms see METTLE. most prevalent in the U.S., analogous to other bacteriophobia a fear of bacteria or of micro- [Australian, Baker] bag ass to depart in a
[recurrent nonce; attested as British slang, terms for diarrhea. For synonyms see bes in general. See PHOBIA for similar forms, hurry. Cf. BARREL ASS,
1800s] QUICKSTEP. [British and U.S., 1800s-1900s] [from Greek baklerion, "bacterium"] CUT ASS, DRAG ASS, HAUL ASS, SHAG ASS. [U.S.
>aby-maker I. the penis. 2. the female genitals, back-door trumpet the anus considered as a baculum* the penis bone in insectivores, bats, slang, mid I900s-pres.]
[both senses, slang, I800s-1900s] >aby pillows musical instrument in the breaking of wind. rodents, and carnivores. Not found in pri- baggage 1. a flirtatious young woman. 2. a
the breasts. Cf. PILLOWY. [U.S. slang or Cf. ARS MUSICA. [British, mid 1800s, Dictionary mates. See BONE, os PENIS, [from the Latin for prostitute; a woman of bad character. For
colloquial, 1900s] >aby's public house the of Slang and Unconventional English] back- "rod"] synonyms see HARLOT, [both since the late
human breasts, a "drirfking place" for a door work PEDERASTY (q.v.). Cf. BACKDOOR bad blood 1. anger. 2. syphilis. See BAD DIS- 1600s, B.E.]
baby. [British slang, late 1800s, Ware] (sense 1). [cant or slang, 1800s-1900s] backed EASE. [British euphemism, early 1900s, Dic- bagged 1. pregnant, [since the 1400s] 2.
lacchanalia (also bacchanal) a drunken orgy; a dead; carried to one's grave on the backs of tionary of the Underworld] bad disease (also intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang,
SPREE (sense 2). [since the 1600s] lacchation
others. Cf. SHOULDERED. [British, late 1600s- foul disease) syphilis. [British and U.S. 1900s]
1800s] euphemism, late 180Os-1900s] bad disorder baggie a condom. From the trademarked
drunkenness; a spree or riot, [mid 1600s]
backed-up intoxicated with drugs. For syn- a venereal disease, probably syphilis. [U.S., name of a food packaging product. Cf. BAG
Sacchi plenus* "full of Bacchus"; orgiastic; onyms see TALL. [U.S. drug culture, mid (sense 7), SCUMBAG (sense 1). For
intoxicated with alcohol. [Latin; British and 1800s, Green]
1900s-pres.] bad egg a rotten fellow. [British and U.S., mid synonyms see EEL-SKIN. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
U.S., 18O0s-19O0s] Jach See BATCH. backgammoner a PEDERAST (q.v.). See BACK- bag lady a female narcotics pusher. Cf. BAG-
)achelor-girl an unmarried woman. [U.S. 1800s-pres.]
GAMMON-PLAYER. [British slang, early 1800s MAN. [U.S. drug culture, mid I900s-pres.]
slang, 1900s or before] Hchelor-mother an and before] bad form pertaining to things done in a crude
or obscene manner. [British, late 1800s-pres.] bagman 1. a tramp. From the bundle with
unwed mother. From BACHELOR-GIRL ((7.v.). backgammon-player the INSERTOR (q.v.) in which he travels. [Australian, 1800s, Baker]
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Wentworth and pederasty. Refers to entry from the back. This badger a smelly prostitute; a low whore. For 2. a seller of marijuana or illicit drugs. From
Flexner] bachelor's baby (also bachelor's son) and the previous entry may also refer to a synonyms see HARLOT. [British slang, 1800s, the bags or packages in which drugs are
an illegitimate child. Cf. SON OF A BACHELOR, harlot who "plays" on her "back." [British, Farmer and Henley] sold. Cf. BAG (sense 10), SWING MAN. 3. any
[since 'he late 1700s] late 1700s] badling an effeminate male; a womanish male. racketeer. [U.S. underworld, early 19O0s-
'chelor's wife 1. a real or imagined "perfect For synonyms see FRIBBLE, [from Anglo-Sax- pres.]
back-gate parole a prison inmate's departure on, 1000]
wife." 2. a prostitute. 3. a mistress. For syn- from prison due to death. Cf. WOODEN bagnio a brothel. Originally a Turkish bath.
onyms see LAY. [all senses, U.S., 1900s] >ack HABEAS. [U.S. underworld, 1900s] backhouse bad man the devil. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or Cf. STEWS, THE. [since the early 1600s]
a privy. A truncation of BACKHOUSE W-v.). a privy. Cf. BACK, BACKY. [U.S. colloquial, before] bad nigger a Negro who refuses to bag of bones an extremely skinny person,
cf. BACKY, REAR. [British, 1800s] *ckassed mid !800s-1900s] back in circulation 1. accept the [since the mid 1600s]
pertaining to things done in the wrong way. single after being divorced. 2. available
See BACKASSWARDS. [British and -- stereotypical role which U.S. society is alleged bag of tricks the male genitals, especially the
again after a broken engagement or other scrotum. Cf. PAWPAW TRICKS. [British, 1800s
colloquial] broken commitment. [U.S. slang, 1900s] to have given him. For related subjects see
and nonce elsewhere]
back-land the buttocks. Cf. BACKSIDE, [since NIGGER. [U.S. black use, mid 1900s-pres.]
bagpipe 1. an act of PENII.INGUS (q.v.). Ac-
the 1600s] bad shape, in 1. injured or debilitated in any cording to Grose, "a lascivious practice too
back-number an out-of-date person. From a manner. 2. pregnant. From sense 1. [U.S. indecent for explanation." 2. to perform
term for an old issue of a magazine. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. intoxicated with alcohol. an
colloquial, late 1800s-pres.] back-parts the From sense 1. [U.S. slang, 1900s] bad shit 1. act Of PENILINGUS (q.V.). Cf. FLUTE,
posteriors; the buttocks. Cf. PARTS BELOW, PICCOLO,
UNDERPARTS. [U.S. euphemism, 1800s] a rotten person, usually a male. Cf. SILENT FLUTE. [British, late 1700s] 3. the
SHIT (sense 9). [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. bad luck. penis. Cf. BAG (sense 6), PIPE (sense I),
16 Possibly from "bad shot." Cf. TOUGH SHIT! [nonce]
[U.S., 1900s] bad-time to be unfaithful to bags 1. trousers. Cf. HAM-BAGS, RICE-BAGS.
[British and U.S., mid I800s-I900s] 2. the
one's spouse or breasts. Cf. BAG (sense 1). [since the late
lover. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 1500s]
bag-shanty a brothel. Cf. BAG (sense 4),
BAGNIO. [British naval slang, 1900s]
bait 1. a sexually attractive young woman;
bed bait or JAIL BAIT (q.v.). [British and U.S.,
mid 1900s] 2. an effeminate male or a
masculine
19 banner
female who draws attention from homosex- ballix a mess; a messed-up or balled-up situa-
ballsy (also ballsey) courageous. Derogatory bandage a sanitary napkin; a PERINEAL PAD
uals. For synonyms see FRIBBLE. [U.S., 1900s, tion. See BALL UP. Cf. BALLOCKS. or jocular when directed to women. Cf. BALLS
ballock(alsoballick, ballok, balluk, balok) 1. (q.v.). For synonyms see MANHOLE COVER.
Wentworth and Flexner] baked intoxicated with (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] [widespread jocular colloquial; attested as
drugs. Cf FRIED (sense 2). [U.S. drug culture, a testicle. See BALLOCKS. 2. to Coit a woman. British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
S e e B A L L ( se n s e 2) . [ B r i t i s h s l a n g , ballum-rankum (also ballum-rancum) a lewd
mid 1900s-pres.j bake-head an oaf. [U.S. gathering where prostitutes dance in the nude. B. and B. "breast and buttock," pertaining to
slang, mid 1900s] baker a bitch; a bastard. 1800s- 1900s]
[British slang or cant, 1600s-1700s] magazines featuring female nudity. Cf. T. AND
An elaboration of Baker, which is ballock-cod the scrotum. Cf. BALLOCKS, COD. A. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
ball up (also balls up) 1. a man's underwear
the"phonetic" namefor"B" in international [mid 1400s] flap. Also ball-lap. [British dialects, 1600, B. and D. "bondage and discipline," a form of
signalling. Cf. S.O.B. [U.S. military. World War ballocker a lechen a whoremonger. [British Halliwell] 2. to confuse; to mess up. 3.a mess; sadism and masochism. See BONDAGE , SA-
II] colloquial, 1800s] a confused situation. Usually hyphenated in DISM . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
balanus* the GLANS PENIS or the GLANS ballock-naked stark naked with the genitals this sense, [senses 2 and 3 are primarily U.S., band-house 1. a brothel. Also band-box. Cf.
CLITORIDIS (both q.v.). [from the Greek bal- uncovered, said of both males and females. 1900s] BAND. [British slang, 1900s] 2. a prison. [U.S.
anos, "glans" via Latin; early 1700s] balatron Cf. STARK-BALLOCK-NAKED. [British, 1900s or bally 1. BLOODY (o.v.). [British euphemism, underworld, early 1900s, Berrey and Van den
(also balatroon) a buffoon; a clown, [from before] early 1800s-1900s]2.exceedingly; very. Essen- Bark]
Latin; early 16O0s-180Os] balcony 1. a ballocks (also ballicks, balloks, balluks, ballux, tially the same as sense 1. [1900s] band-in-the-box syphilis. Rhyming slang for
protruding bosom. [Australian, early 1900s, bolaxe, bollix, bollocks, bolloks, hollox) 1. ballyhack (also ballywack) perdition; hell. "pox." [U.S., 1800s, Dictionary of Rhyming
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional the testicles of a man or animal. For synonyms [U.S. slang, 1800s, Wentworth] Slang]
English] 2. protruding buttocks. [U.S., see WIIIRLYGIGS . 2. the scrotum and its con- ballyhoo (also bally hooey) overstated and bandit a sadistic homosexual male. Cf. LEATH-
1900s] tents, [senses 1 and 2 since 1000] 3. a nick- unwarranted praise or promotion; nonsense. ER (sense 2), WOLF (sense 3). [U.S. slang, mid
balderdash 1. adulterated wine; a jumbled mix name for a whoremonger. [British, 1800s] 4. Said to be named for "Ballyhooly," County 1900s-pres., Wentworth and Flexner]
of d iff e r e nt t yp e s o f a lc o ho li c dr i nk . an exclamation, "Ballocks!"; the same as Cork, Ireland. The "bally" is probably from
BALLS (sense 4), an expression of surprise or
bang 1. narcotics in general. [U.S. drug cul-
[!600s-1800s] 2. nonsense. From sense I. BALLY (sense 1), and "hoo" is "whole." Cf. ture, mid !900s-pres.] 2. an injection of a
[since the late 1600s] disbelief, [primarily British and Australian HOOEY (sense 1). [slang, late 1800s-pres.]
with U.S. dialect use] narcotic; a puff of a marijuana cigarette. Cf.
bald-headed hermit the penis. This "hermit" balmy 1. crazy; giddy and aloof, [colloquial, HIT (sense 2). [U.S. drug culture, early 1900s-
lives in a CAVE (sense 1), the vagina. Cf. HER- ballocks-in-brackets a nickname for a bowleg- 1900s or before] 2. intoxicated with alcohol. pres.] 3. to inject narcotics intravenously.
MIT. [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] bald- ged man. [British slang, 1900s] ballock-stones [U.S. slang, mid 1800s-pres.] [U.S. underworld and drug culture, early
headed mouse the penis. From the "baldness" the testicles. Cf. STONES (sense 2). [mid 1400s] baloney (also bologna, boloney) 1. a woman of 1900s-pres.l 4. "Damn!" [U.S. euphemism,
of the glans. [U.S., mid 1900s] balductunt ballocky naked. Cf. BALLOCK-NAKED. [British, loose morals. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, early 1900s] 5. a brothel. [Australian, early
nonsense, [since the late 1500s] bale a early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] 2. nonsense, 1900s, Baker] 6. to coit a woman; to copulate.
pound or kilogram of marijuana. Literally, ventional English] [senses 1 and 2 are U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] 3. For synonyms see OCCUPY. 7. an act of human
"a full bale of marijuana." [U.S. drug ball off to masturbate, said of a male. From the penis. From its shape. Cf. LIVE SAUSAGE, copulation, [senses 6 and 7 are British and
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] ball I. a testicle. See BALL (sense 2). For synonyms see WASTE TIME. SAUSAGE (sense 1). [U.S. slang, 1900s] U.S. slang, 1900s]
BALLS. For synonyms see WKIRLVGIGS . 2. to [primarily British, 1900s] balloon 1. a bam 1. a mixture of barbiturates and bang and biff syphilis. Rhyming slang for
copulate, [both senses, British and U.S. condom. Cf BAGGIE , SCUMBAG . [U.S. slang, amphetamines. 2. amphetamines, [both "syph." For synonyms see SPECIFIC STOMACH.
slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 3. to absorb narcotics 1900s] 2. a bag or toy balloon used for senses, U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
through the mucous membranes of the carrying heroin or othe* jrujp. [U.S. drug bambalacha marijuana. For synonyms see bang a reefer to smoke a marijuana cigarette.
genitals. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] culture, mid 1900s-pres.] balloonhead an oaf. MARI. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s] Cf. BANG (sense 2). [1900s]
[U.S. colloquial, 1900s] balloon juice 1. soda bamboo an opium pipe in expressions such as bangers the testicles. See STICK AND BANGERS,
ball and chain 1. a wife or sweetheart. The SUCK BAMBOO (q.v.). [U.S. drug culture, WHIRLYGIGS.
woman who restrains a man. For synonyms water. [British slang, late 1800s, Ware] 2.
nonsense; the same as GAS (sense 2). For 1900s] bang in the arm an intravenous injection of
see WARDEN. [British and U.S., 1900s] 2. mar-
riage. From sense I. 3. a tramp's catamite. synonyms see ANIMAL . [U.S., since 1900] bamboozled intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. narcotics. Cf. BANG (sense 2). [U.S. under-
From sense 1. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, slang and colloquial, mid 1800s-pres.] world, early 1900s, Weseen]
balloon room a room where marijuana is
Montelone] smoked. From the elevated feeling experi- bang-pitcher a drunkard. Cf. PITCHER-MAN,
bammy a marijuana cigarette, especially a TICKLE - PITCHER . [British colloquial, mid
ball-bearing mousetrap a tomcat. A play on enced. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] weak one. Cf. BAM. 1600s]
"ball-bearing." Cf. BALLS (sense I), [mid balloons the breasts. [U.S. slang, 1900s] balls banana 1. a sexually attractive mulatto or light bang room a room where drugs are used. Cf.
1. the testicles. For synonyms see WHIR - black woman. From the yellow color. Cf. BALLOON ROOM . [U.S. underworld, early
ball-buster (also ball-breaker, ball-wracker) 1. LYGIGS. 2. courage; virility, [both senses, U.S., YELLOW (sense 1). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] 2.
a difficult task. 2. the person who assigns 1900s]
1900s or before] 3. masculine behavior in a the penis in expressions such as "have one's
difficult tasks; a hard taskmaster. 3. a sexually bangster 1. a sexually loose woman; a pros-
female. 4. "nonsense" when used as an ex- banana peeled." See BANANAS AND CREAM. titute. Cf. BANG (sense 7). [British, 1800s] 2.
attractive woman. 4. a castrating woman, [all clamation, "Balls!" Cf. BALLOCKS (sense 4). [slang and nonce, 1800s-1900s]
senses, U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] one who injects drugs. Modeled on "gangs-
[senses 3 and 4 are U.S., 1900s] Disguises: banana-head an oaf. [U.S. colloquial, mid ter." [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, Rose]
ball-dozed intoxicated with liquor. A play on COBBLER 'S AWLS , COBBLER 'S STALLS , COFFEE 1900s]
BULL-DOZED (q.v.). [Australian, mid 1900s, banji marijuana. Said to be a word from an
Baker] STALLS. bananas 1. sexually perverted. Cf. KINKY . 2. African language. [U.S. drug culture, mid
"*H-face a derogatory term for a Caucasian, balls and bat the male genitals; the same as BAT slightly crazy; giddy or flighty, [both senses, 1900s-pres.]
used by Negroes. For synonyms see PECKER- AND BALLS (q.V.). Cf. STICK AND BANGERS. U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] banjo a bedpan. From its shape. Cf. DUCK,
WOOD, [attested as U.S. (Salem, Mass.), [U.S. euphemism, early 1900s-pres.] Balls to bananas and cream copulation in expressions SLIPPER (sense 2). [mid 1800s]
'810-1820, Farmer and Henley] you! a curse and a rude exclamation. such as "Do you like bananas and cream?" bank 1. a privy, the place where one makes a
ballicks testicles. See BALLOCKS. Cf. O RCHIDS TO YOU !, T ESTICLES TO YOU ! CREAM (sense 1) is semen. Cf. ROLL WITH DEPOSIT (sense 2). For synonyms see AJAX.
ballistophobia a fear of missiles. See PHOBIA CREAM . [British, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. the female genitals. Cf.
[British, 1800s-1900s] balls-up (also ball-up) a and Unconventional English]
r similar forms, [from Greek ballein, "to DEPOSIT (sense 1). [British slang, 1800s]
throw"! mess. Cf. BALLIX, BALL band 1. a woman of easy morals; a prostitute. banner the female pubic hair. For synonyms
UP . Ball-up is the U.S. form. [British slang, Cf. BELT (sense 3). [British and U.S., early see D OWNSHIRE . [British slang or nonce,
early 1900s-pres.] 1900s] 2. a brothel. [Australian, mid 1900s, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
Baker]
banahee 20 21 batshit
banshee (also banshie) a female spirit who bar-girl See B- GIRL . baseborn illegitimate, [since the mid 1600s] BAKED , FRIED (sense 2). For synonyms see
wails to warn a family of an approaching bark a derogatory term for an Irishman. For base-son a bastard. [British dialect, 1800s or TALL . [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
death For synonyms see DEMON , [since the synonyms see HARP . [British, <nid 1800s] before, Halliwell] bastrich a curse and a nickname for a despised
late 1700s] barley broth (also barley juice, barley water) bash, on the involved in prostitution as a person. A blend of "bastard" and "bitch"
bantling a young child; a bastard; a brat, [late beer. Cf. OIL OF BARLEY . [British and U.S. prostitute. Cf. BATTER , ON THE (sense 1); modeled on "ostrich."[U.S., 1900s or before]
1500s] slang, late 1700s-pres.] TOWN , ON THE . [British military, 1900s, Dic- bat 1. a low prostitute; one who moves about
Bappo a "Baptist." [Australian slang, 1900s] barley-corn beer or ale. See J OHN B AR - tionary of Slang and Unconventional English] at night. Cf. NIGHT-HAWK . [British and U.S.,
baptized I. drowned. [Australian, early 1800s] LEYCORN . [British dialect, 1800s or before] basher a lecher; a fornicator. [British, early 1800s-pres.] 2. any unattractive young
2 pertaining to adulterated liquor. [U.S. barleycorn sprints diarrhea caused by drink- 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- woman. For synonyms see BUFFARILLA. [U.S.
slang, early 1900s] 3. saturated with alcohol; ing whisky. Cf. J OHN B ARLEYCORN . tional English] See also CANDLE-BASHER. slang, 1900s] 3. a drunken spree. [U.S. slang,
intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang or [colloquial, 1900s and before] mid 1800s-1900s] 4. a drunkard. [U.S. slang,
basilisk the king of serpents; the COCKATRICE 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] 5. to mastur-
nonce, mid 1900s] barmybrained stupid; oafish. From the foam (q.v.); a serpent hatched from a cock's egg. Its
barathrum (also barathron) any abyss; hell. bate. From "batchelor." For synonyms see
that accumulates on top of fermenting beer. gaze and breath were fatal, [from the Greek WASTE TIME . [U.S. dialect (Boontling), late
From the name of a deep pit near the Acro- Literally, "frothy-brained." [British and U.S. basileus, "king"; since the 1300s]
polis in Athens, Greece, where the bodies of 1800s-early 1900s, Charles Adams] 6. the
colloquial, early 1800s-1900s] barnacle 1. a Basimecu! (also Bozzimacoo!) "Kiss my ass!" penis, especially the erect penis. [U.S. slang,
criminals were thrown, [from Greek via Latin;
in English by the 1500s] prostitute. For synonyms see [from the French baise cul, British since early 1900s-pres.] 7. in the plural, crazy. See
barb a barbiturate tablet or capsule. Usually in HARLOT. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s,Gold- the 1600s] BATS.
the plural. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- in, O'Leary, and Lipsius] 2. a pickpocket. basiphobia a fear of or an aversion to walking, bat and balls (also balls and bat) the VIRILIA
pres ] Synonyms and related terms: BLOCK- [cant, mid 1800s] barnyard smutty; obscene. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek (q.v.). [U.S. slang and nonce, 1900s]
BUSTER, BLUNT, CANDY, CHRISTMAS TREE, basis, "step"] batch (also bach) to live alone or in the com-
Refers to the dung
COURAGE PILLS, DOUBLE-TROUBLE, DOWNER, basket 1. the stomach, as in BREAD-BASKET pany of one's own sex, originally said of
FENDER-BENDER, GANGSTER PILLS, G.B., GOOF- found in barnyards. [U.S., 1900s or before] (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s] 2. the female genitals. Cf. males. From "bachelor." [late 1800s-pres.]
BALL, GOOFER, GORILLA PILLS, GREEN DRAGON, barophobia a fear of gravity. See PHOBIA for BOX (sense 2), PANNIER. [U.S. slang, 1900s, bate-up copulation. For synonyms see
HORS D'OEUVRES, IDIOT PILLS, KING KONG similar forms, [from Greek baros, "weight"] Montelone] 3. the male genitals considered as SMOCKAGE . [British, 1900s, Dictionary of
PILLS, MARSHMALLOW REDS, MEXICAN RED, barrack-hack a soldier's prostitute; a camp a package; the bulging shape of the VIRILIA Slang and Unconventional English]
PEANUT, PHENNIES, PINK LADY, PURPLE HEART, (q.v.) when contained in any garment con-
follower. [British, 1800s] barrel 1. to drink to structed like an athletic supporter. [U.S. ho- bath 1. a BATHROOM (q.v.) regardless of the
RED AND BLUE, SECONAL, SLEEPER, STUM, presence or absence of bathing facilities. The
STUMBLER, THRILL PILLS, TUIE. barbecue an excess; to consume "bar- mosexual use, mid 1900s-pres.] 4. the scrotum
or the scrotum and its contents. [U.S. slang, essential piece of equipment in a bathroom is a
attractive female; a woman who looks good water-flush toilet bowl. [U.S., 1900s or be-
enough to EAT (q.v.). Cf. drug culture, mid 1900s- 1900s]
fore] 2. "hell" in "Go to Bath!" [British collo-
GOOD-EATING, TABLE-GRADE. [U.S. slang, rels" of drink. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. the drug basket days warm weather when clothing re- quial, 1800s]
early 1900s-pres.] barber's chair a common L.S.D.(?.v.). [U.S. vealing the outline of the male genitals is likely
to be worn. See BASKET (sense 3). [U.S. homo- bathophobia a fear of depths. See PHOBIA for
prostitute who is pres.] sexual use, mid I900s-pres., Farrell] similar forms, [from Greek bathos, "deep"]
used by all customers. Cf. BICYCLE , FERRY . barrel ass to move or drive carelessly and
basket for days a catch phrase describing large bat house 1. an insane asylum. Cf. NUTHOUSE .
[early 1600s-1800s] btrdache (also bardash) a rapidly. Cf. BAG ASS, DRAG ASS, HAUL ASS,! HAG
male genitals. Based on MEAT FOR DAYS (q. v.). [U.S. slang, early I900s-pres.] 2.a brothel. Cf.
pederast. See BER - ASS .[U.S. slang or colloquial, 1900s] Cf. MENTULATE . [U.S. homosexual use, mid BAT (sense I). [Australian, 1900s, Baker]
*. bare-assed 1. naked; completely nude barreled-up (also barreled) intoxicated with 1900s-pres.]
bathroom a W.C., a small room set aside for
with the alcohol. Cf. BARREL (sense 1), CANNED - UP . basket-making copulation. For synonyms see elimination, bathing, and personal grooming.
bottocks uncovered. 2. immature; pertaining [U.S. slang, 1900s] barrel-fever 1. intoxication SMOCKAGE . [British, late 1700s, Grose]
The primary function of the bathroom is to
to a young male whose buttocks are not hairy. bassackwards (also basackwards, bassack- provide privacy. A bathroom in a public
Cf. HAIRY -ASSED . [both senses, U.S. slang, with alcohol. 2. a
HANGOVER (q.V.). 3. the DELIRIUM TREMENS
ards) done the wrong way. Based on "ass building is usually referred to as a restroom.
1900s] backwards." Cf. ASS-BACKWARDS, BACKASS- The term bathroom is most often used in the
(q.v.). For synonyms seeoRK-ORKS. 4. a name
bareback pertaining to an act of copulation WARDS . [U.S. colloquial and slang, early home by the family members and is out of
performed without a condom. Cf. for the cause of death when a lethal dose of
alcohol has been ingested, [widespread, I900s-pres.] place in public, [colloquial] bathroom basin
ROUGH -RIDING . [U.S. slang, 1900s, Went- bast a bastard. [1200s, Oxford English Dic-
worth and Flexner] 1800s-1900s] (also bathroom bowl) 1. tht
tionary]
bare-naked naked. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] barrel-house bum a beggar-drunkard. [U.S., water-flush toilet bowl. 2. the lavatory basin.
mid 1900s] bastard 1. a child born of unlawful sexual
barepoles naked. "Poles" refers to the legs. intercourse; a child conceived in haste, e.g., on [both senses, U.S. euphemisms, 1900s]
barf 1. to vomit. For synonyms see YORK . 2. barrel-house drunk heavily intoxicated with a bed-roll or pack-saddle, (French bast). bathroom roll (also bathroom tissue) toilet
VOmit. Cf. BRACK, EARP, RALPH, VARF, YORK. alcohol. [U.S. slang, early 1900s] [since the 1200s, Oxford English Dictionary] paper. Cf. LAVATORY ROLL. [U.S. advertising
Looth senses, U.S. colloquial, mid 1900s-pres.] barren 1. sterile, [standard English] 2. the 2. a despicable male or any male buddy. [U.S. euphemism, mid 1900s-pres.]
bar-fly a drunkard, especially one who lingers vagina of an animal. [British colloquial di- slang, 1900s or before]
alect, 1800s or before, Halliwell] bathtub gin homemade gin. From prohibition
around bars. [U.S. colloquial, early 1900s- bastarda a female bastard, [law, Black] times. Cf. NEAR BEER. [U.S., early 1900s]
barrenjoey a prostitute. See BAP "1" (sense 2). bastardly gullion (also basterly-gullion) a bas-
barge-arse 1. markedly protruding buttocks. [Australian, early 1900s, Baker] tard born of a bastard. [British, 1800s or batophobia a fear of being high or of being
a nickname for a person with markedly before] near high objects. See PHOBIA for similar
bar sinister the sign of illegitimacy in heraldry. forms, [probably from Greek batos (in error)
P' r "ding buttocks, [both senses, British, From "bend sinister." bastardy 1. the state ofbejng a bastard. 2. the via Latin]
b Ehest
" (also barguest) a particular demon or bar steward a bastard; someone who carries offense of begetting a bastard, [both since the
1200s, Oxford English dictionary] batrachophobia an irrational fear of frogs and
*!i "Je that sometimes takes the form of a dog the BAR SINISTER (q.v.). A play on a term
meaning "bartender." [British, early 1900s, basted 1. intoxicated with alcohol. Refers to toads. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from
men howls warnings of impending doom. A
creature once feared in Northern England. Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional having liquid poured over oneself. For syn- Greek batrachos, "frog"] bats crazy;
or
anonyms see DEMON , [early 1700s] English] onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, early 1900s- insane. Cf. BAT HOUSE (sense I).
baseballing the use of FREE BASE (q.v.), a form pres.] 2. drug intoxicated. From sense 1. Cf. [U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] batshit
of pure cocaine. See BALL (sense 3). [U.S. drug nonsense. A variation of BULLSHIT
culture, late 1970s-pres.]
(q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
base-begotten child a bastard; an illegitimate,
child. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before]
it ted 2,2 23 bed
hed intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- bazooms (also bazoom) the human breasts. Mexican, especially a poor Mexican, [both beat the meat (also beat one's meat) to
onvms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, 1900s, Ber- From BOSOM (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-] senses, U.S., 1900s and before] beaner (also masturbate, said of a male. Cf. POUND THE
rey and Van den Bark] hatter to coit a woman. MEAT. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
Cf. CANE (sense 1). [British, 1900s, bazoongies (also bazongas) the human bean) a derogatory term for a
breasts, especially if large and shapely. For beat the pup to masturbate, said of a male. For
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional Mexican or a Mexican-American. From synonyms see WASTE TIME. [U.S., early 1900s]
English] synonyms see BOSOM. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- BEAN-EATER (q.v.). [U.S. slang, 1900s]
pres.] beat the shit out of to strike very hard; to beat
batter, on the 1. in prostitution. Cf. BASH, ON B.B. l.a"b!oodybastard."[British, 1900s]2.a beanhead an oaf. From the small size of the some sense into someone. [U.S., 1900s]
THE- TOWN, ON THE. [British slang, 1800s, brain. [U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] beau a coxcomb; a fop. [since the 1800s or
Farmer and Henley] 2. on a SPREE (sense 2). "blue bomber," a ten-milligram tablet of Val-
ium (trademark). [U.S. drug culture, mid beanpole a tall, skinny person, [colloquial, before]
[U.S. colloquial, early 1900s] battered 1900s-pres.] beausom large and well-proportioned breasts.
intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang, mid early !800s-pres.] beans nothing; nonsense. As
180Os-pres.] B.B.A. pertaining to a baby "born before ar- in the expression A blend of "beautiful" and "bosom." [U.S.
battering-piece the penis, especially when rival," i>.. before the pregnant woman arrives slang, 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark]
at the hospital in an ambulance or auto- "That's not worth beans!" [U.S., mid 1800s-
erect. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and mobile. [1900s] pres.] beauts large and well-proportioned breasts, as
Henley] B-B-brain an oaf; a person with a brain the size bean-tosser the penis. Cf. BEAN (sense 5). [Brit- in the expression "two beauts." Cf. T.B. (sense
battle-axe a mean old lady; the stereotypical of shot. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
mother-in-law. Cf. WAR-HORSE. [U.S., early ish slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] bear I. a
I900s-pres.] B.C. "birth control," usually in the form of difficult task. [U.S. slang mid 1900s- beauty mark a mole or a wart. See BEAUTY
battle of the bulge the attempt to keep one's conception control. [U.S., 1900s] Specific pres.] 2. an ugly woman. [U.S. slang, mid SPOT (sense 2).
terms for birth control devices or methods: beauty parlor a brothel thought of as a parlor
girth reasonable after middle-age. Named for I 1900s-pres.]
World War II battle. [1900s] battie-ship a
BIRTH CONTROL, COIL, COITUS INTERRUPTUS, full of beauties who are prostitutes. [U.S
CONTRACEPTION, -DIAPHRAGM, F/.MILY PLAN- beard the female pubic hair. For synonyms sec slang, early J900s, Montelone]
fat or mean old woman. Cf. NING, I.C.U.D., I.U.D.-, JELLY, LOOP, PILL, DOWNSHIRE. [since the 1600s if not before] beauty-spot 1. the female genitals. [British
BATTLE-AXE. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] batty 1. PUSSY BUTTERFLY, RHYTHM METHOD, RING,
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 2. a mole or
beard-jammer a whoremonger. [U.S. under-
crazy; insane. Cf. BATS. [U.S. early RUBBER, RUBBER RING, SANITARY SPONGE,
world, early 1900s, Irwin] a wart, [euphemistic, 1900s or before]
SHOWER-CAP, TABLET, VATICAN ROULETTE. See
1900s-pres.] 2. intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. beard-splitter I. a whoremonger. Cf. beaver I. the female pubic region. From the
EEL-SKIN for condom synonyms. WHISKER-SPLITTER. For synonyms see LECHER. fur of a beaver and a play on a nickname for a
BAT (sense 3). [U.S. slang, 1900s] bauble (also
B.C.D. a "bad conduct discharge." [U.S. [cant, late 1600s-1700s] 2. the penis, [cant, beaver, "fiat tail." See FLAT COCK. [U.S., early
bawble) 1. the penis, [from slang, 1900s] 1900s-pres.] 2. the female genitals, specifically
1800s or before]
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)] 2. a testicle. B./D- "bondage and discipline." Activities in- the vagina. [U.S. slang, early !900s-pres.] 3.
See BAUBLES. baubles (also bawbels, bobbles) beargered intoxicated with alcohol. For syn-
volve restraint and domination of an indi- onyms see WOOFLED. [British and U.S. slang any woman. From sense 2. [primarily citizens
the testicles. vidual by another, producing sexual 1800s-1900s] band radio slang; U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
Cf. BOBBLES. For synonyms see WHIRLYGIGS. gratification in one or both. Cf. B. AND D. bearskin the female pubic hair. Cf. TWAT-RUG. beaver base a brothel. Cf. BEAVER (sense 3).
bauffe to belch. Cf. BARF. [British dialect, [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] [U.S. citizens band radio slang, mid 1900s-
1800s or before, Halliwell] bawcock an oaf. B.D.T.s "back-door trots," diarrhea, [collo- pres.]
beast 1. a low prostitute. Cf. ANIMAL (sense 7)
[British, 1600s-1800s] bawd (also baud) a quial, 1800s- 1900s] [U.S., early 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lip- beaver den a woman's home; the place where a
male or female keeper of a bead-puller (also bead-counter) a derogatory sius] 2. an ugly woman. [U.S. slang, mid woman citizens band radio operator lives.
term for a Roman Catholic, [colloquial, I900s-pres.]3. a Caucasian. For synonyms see [U.S. citizens band radio slang, mid 1900s-
brothel. Originally a procurer, later a MADAM pres.]
(sense 3). [since the 1300s] bawdry (also 1800s- 1900s] PECKERWOOD. [U.S. black use, 1900s] 4. the
baudy) 1. bad or obscene language. beak the penis. Cf. STROP ONE'S BEAK. [British drug L.S.D. (q.v.). [U.S. drug culture, mid beaver-flick a pornographic film featuring
[British, 1800s, Halliwell] 2. illegal slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 1900s-pres.] sexual activity with women. Cf. BEAVER. [U.S.
copulation. For synonyms see FORNICATION. beam the buttocks or hips, especially if wide. beast with two backs a man and a woman slang, mid l900s-pres.] beaver hunt (also
[mid 1400s-1600s] bawdy 1. to make dirty; to Cf. KEEL, [colloquial, 1800s-pres.] copulating; the same as the TWO-BACKED beaver patrol) keeping a
beaming intoxicated with marijuana. For syn- BEAST (q.v.). [from Othello (Shakespeare)]
defile, [obsolete, lookout for women while traveling; watching
onyms see TALL. [U.S. drug cult'ire, mid beat around to loaf or wander about idly. for women drivers, especially those whose
1300s] 2. lewd; obscene, [since the early 1500s] From BEAT OFF (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
1900s-pres.] press.] skirts are pulled up while they drive. [U.S.
bawdy banquet a session of whoring, [cant,
mid 1500s, Harman] bean 1. a capsule or tablet of Benzedrine beat moll a streetwalker. [U.S. underworld, citizens band radio slang, mid I900s-pres.]
bawdy basket 1. a member of one of the (trademark), an amphetamine. [U.S. drug cul- early 1900s] beaver pose a picture of a woman, usually
orders of thieves in England in the 1500s. ture, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. as an exclamation, beat off to masturbate, said of a male. For
"Bean!" meaning "Damn!" [U.S., early 1900s] nude or partially nude, with her legs spread in
Usually women who sold obscene materials synonyms see WASTE TIME. [U.S. slang, mid a manner that will expose her genitals. See
from innocent-looking cloth-covered 3. a derogatory term for a Mexican. See also I900s-pres.]
baskets, [cant, mid 1500s] 2. a prostitute, BEANER. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 4. the BEAVER (sense 1). [1900s] beaver-shooting
hymen. Cf. CHERRY (sense 1). [U.S. slang, beat-pounder a policeman. For synonyms see
[cant, late 1500s] on the prowl for sexually
hwdyhouse (also bawd's house) a brothel, early 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] FLATFOOT. [U.S. slang, 1900s] beat the
Synonyms for sense 4: BUG, CHERRY, CLAUS- bishop to masturbate. Compare the available women; keeping one's eyes open for
[since the 1600s] TRUM VIRGINALE, FLOWER, MAIDEN GEAR,
shape of the glans penis to a bishop's miter. a BEAVER SHOT (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
. over the See OVER THE BAY. MAIDENHEAD, MAID'S RING, ROSE, TAIL-FEATH-
'yonet the penis. Cf. FIXED BAYONETS, LANCE. Cf. BOX THE JESUIT AND GET COCKROACHES, pres.] beaver-shot a view, possibly a
ERS, THAT, TOY, VIRGINAL MEMBRANE, VIR-
lontish slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] POLICEMAN'S HELMET. [U.S. underworld, early photograph, of
GINHEAD, VIRGIN-KNOT. 5. the penis. Cf.
window 1. a large potbelly, [colloquial, BEAN-TOSSER. [British, 1900s or before] 6. a 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] beat the a woman's pubic area. Cf. BEAVER POSE. [U.S.
te
w
1800s-pres.] 2. the abdomen of a pregnant PEYOTE BUTTON (cj. v.). [U.S. drugculture, mid dummy to masturbate, said of a male. slang, rmd 1900s-pres.] become a lady to
man. [British colloquial, 1800s, Farmer 1900s-pres.] 7. in the plural, nonsense. See Cf. DUMMY (sense 3). [U.S..slang, 1900s]
s
"d Henley] BEANS. begin the menses; to reach
'?2? ' aJeer; a RASPBERRY (q.v.). [U.S. slang, beat the gong to smoke opium. Cf. GONG the MENARCHE (q.v.). [colloquial, 1900s or
*s] 2. the female genitals, especially the bean-eater 1. a Bostonian. From "Boston
baked beans." 2. a derogatory term for a (sense 3). [U.S. slang, 1900s] beat the gun before]
r,.8'na. For synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE. (also jump the gun) to copulate
Lu-S.slang, mid 1900s-pres.] See also WAZOO. become ill to vomit; to become sick. [U.S.
with one's intended spouse before marriage.
[British and U.S. colloquial and nonce, 1900s euphemism] bed 1. to take a woman to bed
or before] and copulate
with her. Cf. CHAMBER (sense I), COUCH, [since
the 1500s] 2. afterbirth. [1600s]
ttcdad! 24 25 belly-piece
Bedad! a mild oath and an exclamation, "By cularly handsome male. Based on CHEESE beetle-brain an oaf; a stupid person with a beldame (also beldam) 1. a nice old lady; a
God!" and "By Dad!" or "By Gad!" [British CAKE (senses I and 2). Cf. BEEF (sense 3). 2. a small brain. [U.S., 1900s] grandmother or a great grandmother. 2. a
and U.S., early I700s-I900s] bedamn to curse male on display, in some degree of undress, beetle-head a dull oaf. Cf. BEETLE-DRAIN. [Brit- crone or a furious old lady, [both since the late
or damn a person, [since the mid 1800s] [both senses, U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] beef-head ish and U.S. slang, early 1800s-1900s] 1500s]
bedaubed soiled with excrement. [British, an oaf; a MEATHEAD (q.v.). For synonyms see beeveedees men's underwear. See B.V.D. For Beleakins! an oath and an exclamation, "By
1900s and before] OAF. [colloquial, 1700s-1900s] synonyms see NETHER GARMENTS . [U.S., the ( l i t t l e ) lady!" [British dialect," 1800s or
bed-bunny (also bed-bug) a woman easy to get beef-hearts beans. Because they cause intesti- 1900s] before, Halliwell] Belgeek a Belgian. Cf.
into bed. Cf. CONY, CUDDLE-BUNNY. [U.S. nal gas. Rhyming slang for "farts," breakings beezzle See BEZZLE.
of wind. See BREAK WIND . [British, 1800s] GEEK (sense 1). [from
slang, mid 1900s] befoul to soil; to make foul, especially to foul
beefsteak a prostitute who works for a pimp. the French pronunciation Belgique; British
bed faggot (also bed fagot) a bed-fellow, male with excrement, [since the early 1300s]
Cf. BEEF (sense 1), based on "grubsteak." [Brit- and U.S., World War 11] Belial the devil;
or female. Sometimes refers to a prostitute. befuddle to intoxicate with alcohol. See FUD-
See FAGGOT (senses 1-5). [British, mid 1800s] ish, early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Un- DLED . [U.S. slang and colloquial, 1900s and one of the fallen angels in
bed-fellow (also bed-mate) 1. any person with conventional English] before] Milton's Paradise Lost, [from Hebrew; since
whom one shares a bed. 2. a concubine, [since beef-witted (also beef-headed) oafish, stupid, Begad! an oath and an exclamation, "By the 1200s]
the late 1400s] and bovine. Cf. BEEF-HEAD, [primarily British; God!" Cf. B EDAD ! For synonyms see bell-bastard the illegitimately-born child of an
bed-glass a chamber pot; the same as late 1500s-1800s] "ZOUNDS! [British, early 1700s] illegitimately-born mother. Cf. BASTARDLY
NIGHT -GLASS (q.v.). For synonyms see POT. bee-hive the female genitals. Cf. HONEY , beget to father or procreate. Cf. GET. [since the GL 'LLION . Possibly dub-bell (double) bastard
[Caribbean (Jamaican) and elsewhere, Cas- HONEY-POT. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and 1200s] (Farmer and Henley). [British. 1800s]
sidy and Le Page] Henley] beggar to BUGGER (sense 4) in the oath "I'll be belle(also bell) 1. an attractive young woman,
bed-house a place where beds can be rented for bee is in the hive coition is in progress. The beggared!" [British euphemism, 1800s, Farm- [since the early 1600s] 2. an attractive, effemi-
copulation; a brothel. [British and U.S., late "hive" is the vagina, [euphemistic] er and HenleyJ nate homosexual male. [L'.S. homosexual
1800s-1900s] bedlamite a crazy person; a begonias the breasts. For synonyms see use, 1900s] -
Beelzebub the "Lord of the Flies"; the Prince
lunatic, [early of the i Demons; the devil, [from the New BOSOM. [U.S. euphemism, 1900s] bell-end the GLASS PENIS ( q . v. ) . From its
1600s-1900s] Testament (Matthew); since the 900s, Oxford Begorra! (also Begorry!) "By God!" An oath shape. Cf. BELL - ROPE . BELL - TOPPED ,
English Dictionary] BLUNT-END. For synonyms see HEAD. [British.
bedpan 1. a device for collecting wastes from and an exclamation. Also Faith and begorra!
[Anglo-Irish, British, and U.S., I800s-1900s] 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven-
bedridden patients. [1900s or before] 2. a sex- been at an Indian feast intoxicated with alco- tional English]
ually easy woman. A reinterpretation of sense hol. [U.S., early 1700s, Ben Franklin] Begosh! an oath and an exclamation, "By
1. See PAN (sense 2). [slang or nonce, 1900s] God!" From "By gosh!" Also Begosh and bell-rope the penis. Cf. BELL-END. [U.S. slang
been had 1. cheated. 2. deflowered. Cf. BEEN mid 1900s-pres.]

\l THERE , [both senses, U.S. slang and collo- begolly! [U.S. colloquial, late 1800s]
Begum! an oath and an exclamation, "By bell-topped pertaining to a penis with a large
quial, 1900s] GLASS PENIS [q.v.). [British slang, 1800s.
bedpan commando a medical corpsman. been in the sun intoxicated with alcohol. For God!" From "By Gum!" [colloquial, 1800s] Farmer and Henley]
[World War II] bed-presser a synonyms see WOOFLED . [late 1800s, Ware] Begummers! an oath and an exclamation. belly 1. the abdomen or a large paunch, [since
whoremonger; a fornicator. [from Henry IV, been in the sun too long crazy. For synonyms From B EGUM ! (q.v.). For synonyms see the 1500s] Synonyms: ABDOMEN, ALVUS. AUN-
Part One (Shakespeare)] bed-rite see DAFT, [colloquial, 1900s] 'ZOUNDS! TIE NELLY, BASKET, BAY WINDOW, BISNY,
copulation. For synonyms see been playing tricks pregnant. Cf. BAG OF behind the posteriors. The first syllable is usu- BREAD-BASKET, DEEP CHEST, ELLY-BAY, EPI-
SMOCKAGE. [1600s] TRICKS , PAW - PAW TRICKS . [British slang, ally accented, [colloquial since'the 1700s or GASTRIUM, GUT-BUCKET, GUTS, LITTLE MARY,
1800s] before] MIDDLE, MIDSECTION, NED KELLY, SHIT-BAG,
bedswerver an adultress or an adulterer, [orig-
SHIT LOCKER, TABLE-MUSCLE. TUMMY. TUM-
inally in A Winter's Tale in reference to a been there 1. experienced sexually, said of a behind-door work copulation, especially that , VENTER. 2. a person's guts or intestines.
woman, early 1600s, (Shakespeare)] woman. Cf. BEEN HAD, HAVE HAD IT. 2. experi- among the household servants, [from A Win- [U.S., 1900s] 3. the penis. Cf. LAP. [attested as
bed-time story coition. Cf. DO THE STORY enced in general, said of either sex. [both ter's Tale (Shakespeare)] U.S. (New York), early 1900s]
WITH . [U.S. slang, 1900s] senses, 1800s-pres.] behind the cork intoxicated with alcohol. Pat- bellyache 1. a stomachache; the colic, [since
bedwardbit copulation. [British slang, 1800s, been to France intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. terned on "behind the eight-ball." [U .S. slang, the mid 1500s] 2. to complain, [widespread
Farmer and Henley] slang, early 1700s, Ben Franklin] 1900s] colloquial, late 1800s]
bedworthy pertaining to a desirable woman or beer-gardener the proprietor of a beer garden. beige a mulatto. For synonyms see MA - belly-bound constipated, [since the mid 1600s]
one who is sexually aroused for copulation. [U.S. slang, 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] HOGANY . [U.S., 1900s or before]
belly-bristles the female pubic hair. Cf.
Cf. FUCKABLE, FUCKSOME, PUNCHABLE, ROMP- beerified intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- Bejabers! (also Bejabbers!) an oath and an BELLY-THICKET, BELLY-WHISKERS. [British
WORTHY, SHAFTABLE. [British, early 1900s, onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, 1900s, Ber- exclamation, "By Jesus!" ;See the following.
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional En- slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
glish] rey and Van den Bark] Bejesus! (also Begaises!, Bejabers!, Bejaises!, belly-bumper a lecher; a whoremonger, [late
Beecham's Pills the testicles. Rhyming slang beer-jerker 1. a tippler, a drunkard. For Bejazus!, Bejazuz!) an oath and an exclama- 1600s]
tor "testi-kills." From the name of a patent synonyms see ALCHY. [U.S. slang, mid 1800s, tion. From "By Jesus!" Also in the expression belly-bumping coition. For synonyms see
medicine. [British, 1800s, Dictionary of Farmer and Henley] 2. a bartender. Based on "beat the Bejesus out of." [British and U.S.,
"soda jerk" and "tear-jerker." [U.S. slang, late 1800s-1900s] SMOCKAGE . [1600s, (Urquhart)] belly-button
Rhyming Slang]
et
' 1. the female genitals; women considered 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] belch 1. to bring up stomach gas. [since c. the navel. [U.S. colloquial,
sexually; a prostitute. Cf. MEAT (sense 2). beerslinger 1. a bartender. [U.S. slang, late . 1000] 2. an eructation; a burp; an upwards 1800s-1900s]
isince the 1600s, (Shakespeare)] 2. the penis. 1800s] 2. a beer-drinker, [slang, late release of stomach gas. [since the late 1500s] belly-cork the navel, [colloquial, 1900s or be-
4- MEAT (sense 4), MUTTON (sense 5). [slang 180Os-19O0s] Synonyms for both senses: BERP, BREAK WIND fore]
cni;nOnc,e> '800s-1900s] 3. any large and mus-c" ?r UPWARDS, BRING UP GAS, BURP, ERUCT, ERUC-
male
- [colloquial, mid 1800s-pres.] 4. to r.n W(? beer-swiper a drunkard. For synonyms see belly-dale (also belly-dingle, belly-entrance)
TATE, GROWL, GRUNT, MAKE A RUDE NOISE,
man
- [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 5. iman r- and ALCHY . [Australian, Baker] the female genitals. [British slang, 1800s,
sej REPROVE , RETURN, RIFT, RUCT. 3. beer, es-
cually attractive young -/ MUTTON (sense beery (also beer, in) intoxicated with alcohol. Farmer and Henley] belly-full pregnant, as
4). [U.S. slang, - "ws-pres 1 beefcake i pecially inferior beer. For synonyms see SUDS.
usuallv a dlsPlaY oi" 'he male physique, y ln [since the mid 1800s] beetle a loose girl; a [since the late 1600s] in "have a belly-full."
Photographs; a well-built or mus- sexually loose woman. Cf. belch-guts a drunkard. For synonyms see [colloquial, 17OOs-18OOs] belly-naked
BUG (sense 3). [U.S. slang, 1900s] ALCHY . [British and U.S. slang, 1800s] completely nude. [1500s] belly-piece (also
belly-lass) a mistress or a
concubine. [British, early 1600s]
belly-plea 26 27 Bible-belter
belly-plea the plea of pregnancy by a female belter a prostitute. Cf. ENDLESS BELT. [British BIRK, LADY BERKELEY. 2. a fool or an oaf; a bevvy (also bevie, bvy, bivvy) 1. beer.
felon on trial. Cf PLEA OF PREGNANCY, [cant, (sense 4). [both senses, British, 1800s- From "beverage." 2. to drink; to drink

\J
dialect, 1800s or before, Halliwell] belt the CUNT
late 1700s-early 1800s] pres.] beer, [both senses, British and U.S.
grape to-drink heavily. Refers to the grapes
belly-ride an act of copulation. [U.S. slang, from which wine is made. [U.S. slang, mid berker a brothel. Cf. BERK. [British military slang, 1900s]
1900s or before, Read] 1900s] slang. World War II] bewhore to call a person a WHORE (sense
belly-ruffian the penis. [British, 1600s] bemused intoxicated with alcohol. From a berks (also berkeleys, burks) the human 1). [British, 1600s]
belly-thicket the female pubic hair. Cf. BELLY- word meaning "confused." [slang, breasts. For synonyms see BOSOM, [said to be bewitched intoxicated with alcohol.
BRISTLES, BELLY-WHISKERS. [British slang, 1700s-1800s] from a Gypsy word, berk or burk, (Farmer [U.S. slang, early l700s-pres.]
1800s, Farmer and Henley] ben a fool or an oaf. [cant, 1600s. B.E.I and Henley); British, 1800s] Beyond, the (also Great Beyond, the)
belly to belly copulating; in the act of copula- Berkshire Hunt 1. the female genitals. Rhym- heaven; death; the afterlife. [U.S.
tion. [U.S., 1900s] benasty to become soiled with excrement; to
soil with excrement. Cf. BEDAUBED. [U.S. col- ing slang for "cunt." Cf. BERKELEY HUNT. 2. a euphemism, late 1800s-pres.]
belly-up (also bellied-up) pregnant. [British fool. Cf. CUNT FACE, JOE CUNT, JOE ERK, JOE bezonian a rascally beggar; a knave,
and later, U.S. colloquial, 1600s-1900s] loquial dialect, 1800s-1900s] ben-bowsie (also HUNT. For synonyms see OAF . [both senses,
benbouse) "good booze," good alcoholic [originally from Italian, where it referred
belly-vengeance weak beer; bad beer; any alco- British, 1800s, Dictionary of Rhyming Slang] to ill-outfitted soldiers; in English, late
holic beverage which disturbs the digestive beverage. "Bene" is the cant word for "good." bernice(alsobernies, burnese) cocaine. Some-
[cant, 1500s-1600s] bend down for to 1500s]
tract. For synonyms see EMBALMING FLUID. times capitalized. [U.S. underworld and drug
[colloquial, 1800s-1900s] position oneself for and submit to anal bezzle(also beezzle) to drink greedily.
culture, 1900s] [British dialect, early 1600s]
belly-warmer an act of copulation. [British copulation. Cf. BEND ONE OVER. [since the 1800s] berp (also burp) an (upward) release of stom-^
colloquial, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] bender 1. a drunken binge. [U.S. colloquial, bezzler a tippler, a drunkard. Cf. BEZZLE.
ach gas; a belch. See BURP. [U.S. colloquial,* [late 1500s]
belly-wash 1. weak or inferior liquor or any early 1800s-pres.] 2. a catamite. For synonyms 1900s or before]
liquor. [British and U.S. slang, 1800s-pres.] 2. see BRONCO. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, B.F. 1. a "bloody fool." [British, 1900s]
berps (also burps) alcoholic liquor. Cf. BERP- 2. a "boyfriend." [U.S., 1900s] /B.G.
lemonade; any sweet, nonalcoholic or noncar- Goldin, O'Leary/and Lipsius] bend one over WATER . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
bonated drink. [British and U.S. slang and to position someone for pederasty; to "before, girls" came to be a part of the
berpwater beer, ale, and sometimes cham- armed forces. A play on "B.C."[U.S.
colloquial, late 1800s-1900s] belly-whiskers dominate or humiliate someone, usually said pagne; the same as BERPS (q.v.). Because it
the female pubic hair. Cf. of a male. Cf. BEND DOWN FOR. [U.S. military, mid 1900s-pres.]
causes belching.
BELLY-BRISTLES, BELLY-THICKET. For syn- underworld, early 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, B'Gawd! an oath and an exclamation.
onyms see DOWNSHIRE. [British slang, 1800s, and Lipsius] berries the testicles. Cf. JINGLE -BERRIES. For "By God!" [U.S. colloquial (eye-
Farmer and Henley] synonyms see WHIRLYGIGS . [U.S. slang, dialect), early 1900s]
Bendy, old the devil. Because the devil is willing 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark]
belomancy the use of archery to determine to follow anyone's inclinations in order to get B-girl I. a "bar-girl" who solicits drinks
future courses of action. Messages bearing his way. [colloquial since the 1800s] benny besom-head an oaf; a "broom-head." [British, from male customers. 2. a
advice are attached to arrows and the advice (also bennie) 1. a Benzedrine (trademark) mid 1800s] semiprofessional prostitute who works in
on the arrow shot furthest is taken. Cf. AICHO- tablet or capsule. [U.S. slang and drug culture, bespattered bloody. [British euphemism, early bars. 3. a nickname for any sexually
MANCY. See -MANCY for similar forms, [from early 1900s] 2. a state of intoxication from 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- promiscuous woman, [all senses, U.S.
Greek belos, "dart"] Benzedrine (trademark); the same as BENNY tional English] slang, 1900s]
belonephobia an irrational fear of arrows, nee- JAG (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] Bessie Smith nonsense. A reinterpretation of B.H. "bloody hell" in oaths and curses.
dies, and points. Cf. AICH.MOPHOBIA. See PHO-" benny jag intoxication from Benzedrine B.S.J.e., BULLSHIT (both ^.v.). [U.S. euphem- [British, 1900s]
BIA for similar forms, [from Greek belone, (trademark). Cf. JAG (sense 5). [U.S. slang, ism, mid I900s-pres.] bhang t. the leaves and stems of the
"needle"] mid 1900s] best and plenty of it coition from the female marijuana plant; Indian hemp. Usually a
belongings trousers. For synonyms see GAL- bent 1. intoxicated with alcohol. Also bent out point of view. Cf. IT (sense 3). [British slang, liquid extract of marijuana, which is
LIGASKINS. [U.S. euphemism, 1800s, Farmer 1800s, Farmer and Henley] drunk, [since the mid 1500s] 2. any
and Henley] of shape. Cf. C URVE D . [U.S., early 1800s-
1900s] 2. drug or marijuana intoxicated. From bestial carnal; sexually passionate, [since the commonly available marijuana. [U.S. drug
below the belt pertaining to a blow to the pubic sense 1. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] mid 1400s] culture, mid 1900s-pres.] See also BONG
area or groin, [euphemistic, 1900s] k?J sn 3. homosexual; pertaining to a homosexual bestiality copulation where one party is a (sense 2).
beer and ale. As if one were saying belch" male. The opposite of STRAIGHT (sense 2). human and the other is an animal of a dif- bhang ganjah marijuana. Cf. GANJAH .
while under the influence of alcohol. Reinforced by the positioning for pederasty. ferent species. Cf. ZOOPHILIA . [U.S.
BELCH (sense 3). For synonyms see SUDS . Cf. BEND DOWN FOR, BENDER (sense 2). [U.S. best leg of three the penis. Cf. MIDDLE LEG, drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] bhong
[British slang, 1600s, B.E.] belswagger 1. a slang, mid 1900s-pres.] be n z B e nz e dr i n e THIRD LEG. [British slang, 1800s] See BONG (sense 2). bi a BISEXUAL (q.v.)
pimp. 2. a whoiemonger; a ( t r a d e m a r k ) , a n amphetamine. [U.S. drug best piece 1. one's girlfriend. 2. one's wife,
cultun:, mid 1900s-pres.] Synonyms: BEAN, person. Someone capable
lecner. A truncation of "bellyswagger." [both [both senses, U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
BENNY, BROTHER BEN, CO-PILOT BEN, HI-BALL, of homosexual or heterosexual acts.
senses, late 1500s] betray to seduce a woman, [euphemistic and

v'u10 coitl said of the male. Cf. STRAP . kh PEP PILL, WHITES. berdache (also bardache) a old] [U.S.
ionn1800s] 2' an act of copulation. [Brit-1,' 1S00s or man who dresses and acts like a woman. The slang, mid I900s-pres.]
term is used for a phenomenon observed in better half one's wife; the majority, more than
before, Dictionary of Slang and Conventional one-half of the marital union. Cf. BITTER bibacious intoxicated with alcohol.
English] 3. a prostitute. Cf. BaJ.?^E!4'DLE?.5 some North American Indian tribes, Cf.
HALF, [colloquial since the late 1500s]
BELT
- [Australian, 1900s, (senw iw [ultimately from an Arabic word meaning
man uana "slave"; in English since the 1500s] Betty a homosexual male. For synonyms see BIBULOUS, [late 1600s] bibacity an
J cigarette. 5. theCHARGE !,";:,!' 'r rom ETHEL. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
narcotics or from a marijuana nses 4 and 5 bereaved the friends and relatives of a recently addiction to alcohol; an addictive
are U.S. drug cul-;a drink or shot of alcohol. deceased person. [U.S., 1800s-1900s] berk bctwattled confused; stupefied by love. A play craving for alcohol, [early 1600s] bib-
[U.S. belted" / 1| . 1900s] (sense b) (also birk) the female genitals. For synonyms on "bemused" and "twat." Cf. TWAT (sense 1).
[British, late 1700s, Grose] all-night a drunkard; someone who drinks
ptoxicated with alcohol. Cf. BELT toxicated see MONOSYLLABLE.
wi*5yinonyms see WOFLED. 2. in-(sense s c. dru 8 s between the sheets (also between the sheet) in all night, [colloquial, early 1600s]
or Berkeley Hunt (also Berkeley, Sir Berkeley, Sir the act of copulating. Cf. SHEETS, [from Much bibatory pertaining to the drinking of
marijuana. Cf. BELT see TALL , [both Berkeley Hunt) 1. the female genitals. Rhym- Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)] alcohol
ing slang for "cunt." Cf. B ERKSHIRE H UNT ,
Beulahland (also Beulah) heaven or a peaceful or to drunkenness, [late 1600s] bibble to
resting place on the way to heaven. [Biblical
(leaiah); U.S. colloquial, 1900s anil before] drink often or much; to tipple, [late
1500s, Oxford English Dictionary]
bibble-babble nonsense; idle talk. For
synonyms see ANIMAL, [colloquial and
nonce, late
1800s-pres.] bibbler a tippler; a drunkard.
Cf. BIBBLE. [mid
1500s] Bible belt the Southern U.S.
Occasionally
used in a derogatory manner for any
region
populated by bigots. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
Bible-belter a fundamentalist Christian. Usu-
ally derogatory. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
Bible-pounder 28 29 birdcage
ible-pounder (also Bible-banger, Bible- bigass big, important, or overly important. BITE (sense I). Farmer and Henley have both supply of drugs, [both senses, U.S. under-
basher, Bible-puncher, Bible-thumper) a [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] BILE and BITE as main entries. biled owl (also world, 1900s] bingo brandy; any alcoholic
:lergyman; a chaplain. Cf. GOSPEL-SHOOTER. big bloke cocaine.. Rhyming slangfor "coke." . boiled owl) a drunkard. Cf. drink. Possibly a
For synonyms see SKY-PILOT, [colloquial and [U.S. underworld and drug culture, early BOILED AS AN OWL, DRUNK AS A BOILED OWL. (linguistic) blend of "brandy" and "stingo."
slang, I800s-1900s] 1900s-pres.] [U.S., late 1800s-1900s] [originally cant; since the 1600s] bingo-boy
jbliokleptomania a mental illness wherein bilge 1. nonsense; the equivalent of BULLSHIT a drunkard. For synonyms see
one steals books. Cf. KLEPTOMANIAC , [from big brown eyes the breasts. The EYES (q. v.) ar:
the nipples. For synonyms see BOSOM. [U.S. (<7.v.). From "bilge water." 2. to talk ALCHY . [slang since the 1800s] bingoed
Oreek biblion, "book," klepio, "to steal"; late boastfully; to BULLSHIT (q.v.). [both senses,
slang, early I900s-pres.] big-C. 1. cancer. intoxicated with alcohol, having
1800s] British and U.S. nautical, 1900s and before]
ibliomancy 1. divination using books. Pas- [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] 2. drunk too much BINGO (q.v.). Cf. BONGOED .
sages chosen at random are interpreted. 2. bill and coo to kiss and hug; to act like love- [British and U.S., early 1900s] bingo-mort
cocaine. Cf C. (sense I). [U.S. drug culture, birds. bill, [the full expression since the
divination using the Bible in any manner. Cf. mid 1900s-pres.] big chief MESCALINE (q.v.). a female drunkard. Cf.
1800s]
STICHOMANCY. See -MANCY for similar forms, BINGO-BOY, [cant, 17OOs-18OOs]
[both senses, from Greek biblion, "book"; mid
[U.S. drug culture, \/ billeting the dung of a fox. [early 1700s]
1700s] 1900s] Bill-Jim an Australian oaf or bumpkin. bing-room a dopeden; a place wheredrugsare
ibliomania an insane love of books. See big-D. 1. Dilaudid (trademark) tablets, an an- [World War I] consumed illicitly. Cf. BANG ROOM . [U.S.
MANIA for similar terms, [from Greek biblion, algesic taken as a RECREATIONAL DRUG (<7-V.). Billy, old (also Billy Hell, old) the devil, [collo- underworld, early 1900s, Irwin] bingy the
"book"] [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. the quial, 1800s]
drug L.S.D. (q.v.). [U.S. drug culture, mid penis. One of many diminutives for
libliophobia a fear of or an aversion to books. Billy-born-drunk a nickname for a man who the male member, [attested as Anglo-Irish
See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek 1900s-pres.] 3. damn. [euphemistic, has been drunk for as long as anyone can juvenile (nursery), 1800s-l900s, Dictionary of
biblion, "book"] 1800s-1900s] Big Guy, the "God" in expressions remember. [British colloquial, late 1800s, Slang and Unconventional English] binny
>ibulosity (also bibulousity) tippling; the fre- such as "the Ware]
(also bingy) the stomach; the belly.
quent drinking of alcohol. [British and U.S., Big Guy upstairs." [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] bim 1. a sexually loose girl. Cf BiMBOfsense I).

l
{Australian and U.S. juvenile colloquial, /
early 1800s] big-H. heroin. Cf. BIG-C. (sense2). [U.S. drug For synonyms see LAY. [U.S. slang, early 1900s or before, Wentworth]
libulous intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. culture, mid 1900s-pres.]' big Harry heroin; 1900s-pres.] 2. the posteriors. Cf. BOM, BUM
BIBACIOUS. [mid 1800s] iibulous proclivity a (sense I). [Scots, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang V bint I.a youngwomanor girlfriend. Cf. GIPPY
the same as HAKRY (^.V.). A BINT . 2. a prostitute. [World War 1] 3. to girl;

/
tendency to drink to excess. and Unconventional English]
reinterpretation of BIG -H. (q.v.). ;.u.5>. drug bimbo 1. a young woman or a girl. [U.S. slang, to seek a woman for sexual purposes, [all are
aicho the penis, [from Spanish; U.S. slang, culture, mid 1900s-pres.] from the Arabic word for "girl" or "daughter";
1900s] 2. a sexually loose woman. [U.S. slang,
mid 1900s-pres.] early 1900s] 3. the female genitals. Probably a all senses, British and U.S., World War 1] bip-
big-headed I. pertaining to a person with a bam-thank-you-ma'am pertaining to a rapid
bicycle a prostitute; something to RIDE (sense hangover. [British and U.S., 1800s-pres.] 2. variant of BUMBO (sense 1). [British, mid
2), Cf. BARBER'S CHAIR, FERRY. [British slang, vain; conceited. [U.S. colloquial, mid 1900s- 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- and unemotional sexual encounter. Cf. WHAM-
early 1900s. Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- pres.] tional English] 4. a woman considered sex- BAM-THANK-YOU-MA'AM. [U.S. slang, 1900s or
ventional English] ually. [British and U.S., 1900s] 5. a tramp's before]
big hit 1. dung; an act of defecation. 2. a
B.l.D. 1. bis in die, "twice a day." Instructions wretched man. Rhyming slang for "shit." catamite. For synonyms see BRONCO . [Aus- bird 1. a girl or woman, [in various senses,
for taking medicine. [Latin] 2. "brought in [both senses, Australian, 1900s, Dictionary of tralian, mid 1900s, Wilkes] occasionally derogatory, since the 1300s] Syn-
dead," a notation on a hospital chart; the same Rhyming Slang] bimmy a prostitute, especially a habitually onyms: ANKLE, BABE, BABY, BACHELOR-GIRL,
as D.O.A. (sense 1). [medical, 1900s] biddy drunken one. Cf. BIM (sense 1), BIMBO (sense BAGGAGE, BAIT, BARBECUE, BEAVER, BEEF, BEE-
big-O. opium. Cf. BIG -C, BIG -H. [U.S. drug
1. an Irish woman; an Irish maidservant, [since 2). [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, Goldin, TLE, BEST PIECE, BIDDY, BIM, BIMBO, BINT, BIR-
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] big one a bowel
the 1800s] 2. a young wench. [British, late O'Leary, and Lipsius] DEEN, BITCH, BIT OF JAM, BIT OF MUSLIN, BIT OF
movement (compared to urination). For SKIN, BLINT, BOB MY PAL, BONNET, BRA-BUST -
1700s, Grose] bimph toilet paper. Cf. BUMF. [British slang,
synonyms see EASEMENT . [U.S. juvenile, ER, BRIDE, BROAD, BROAD BOD, BROOD, BRUSH,
bidet a basin which will support a woman's 1900s] 1800s]
BUFF, BUNCH OF CALICO, BUTTERCUP, CAB-
body in a sitting position so that the pubic bindle-boy a tramp's CATAMITE (q.v.); a young
area can be cleaned with the water, [from the big potty a bowel movement. Cf. BIG ONE . BAG E, CA NA RY , C HAR LEY WHEELER , C HER RY ,
BINDLE -MAN (q.v.); a young hobo. For syn-
French name for a small pony, 1700s-pres.] [U.S. juvenile, 1900s] CHERRY PIE, CHICK, CHICK-A-BIDDY, CHICKEN,
onyms see BRONCO. [U.S. underworld, early CHIPPY, COVER GIRL, CRACK, DELL, DISH,
bier a coffin or a stand for displaying a coffin. big shit 1. an exclamation of surprise or dis- 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius]
belief, "Big shit!" Cf. SHIT (sense 8). [U.S. DOBASH, DOE, DOLL, FAIRY, FEMME, FILLY,
Occasionally used in error for "corpse." [since bindle-man a tramp; a "bundle-man." FLAPPER, FLOOSEY, FOX, FRILL, FRISGIG, GAL,
c
- 1000, Oxford English Dictionary] b'ffer a slang, mid 1900s] 2. a dysphemism for "big
HUNK OF HEAVF.N, MINI-SKIRT, MOUSE, MUFF,
sexually loose woman. For synonyms J?e shot." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] big step, the bindle-stiff 1. a hobo who carries a bundle or
MUFFET, OCEAN PEARL, PIECE, SQUIRREL, SWEET
LAY. [attested as "rare," (Wentworth and marriage. Cf. JUMP, THE; PLUNGE. big time bedroll; the same as BLANKET -STIFF (q.v.).
YOUNG THING, TART, TIT, TITTER, TITTY,
Nexner), possibly nonce; U.S., 1900s] b'|Ty [U.S. slang, early 1900s] 2. a drug addict.
copulation (compared to petting and From sense 1. [U.S. underworld, 1900s] TOMATO, TWIRL, TWIST, TWIST AND TWIRL,
(also 1) 1. a W.C. [British and U.S. siang, kissing). For synonyms seesMOCKAGE. [U.S. WENCH . For terms for sexually loose women
1900s] 2. intoxicated with alcohol. A janant -bing See D AD , D OD . see LAY. 2. the penis. A play on COCK (sense 3).
slang, mid I900s-pres.] big-time operator a bing an Australian aborigine. A truncation of
of BUFFY (q.v.). [British slang, 1900s, [slang, 1800s-pres.] 3. the female genitals. A
big shot; a lecher; a real BINGHY (q.v.). For synonyms see ABO. [Aus- play on COCK (sense 6). [U.S. slang, 1900s] 4.
f Sl "" g and Unconventional [?500sl a HUSTLER (sense 5). Cf. B.M.O.C, B.T.O. tralian, Baker] the FINGER (q.v.); a particular obscene gesture
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] big twenty 1. a binge a drunken spree. From a British dialect made with the middle finger. See DIGITUS
woman livin
8 in BIGAMY (q.v.). twenty-dollar fee for a prostitute. 2. a term meaning "soak." [slang, late I800s-pres.] IMPUDICUS. Cf. FLIP THE BIRD. [U.S. slang,
promiscuous female; a prostitute. binged intoxicated with alcohol; having been mid 1900s-pres.] 5. a BRONX CHEER (q.v.).
Where aa crirne a monogamous society named [U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] 6. a prostitute.
,marned person, usually a male, is bi ga . !o more Cf.GUINEA -HEN, [both senses, U.S. slang, mid on a BINGE (q.v.). Rhymes-with "cringed."
1900s-pres.] big with child pregnant. Based on [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Rose] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 7.
than one spouse. any odd person, as in "odd bird." [U.S. slang,
GREAT WITH binghy (also binghi) an aborigine. [Australian,
mid 1800s-pres.] 1900s] *
CHILD (q.v.). For synonyms see FRAGRANT .
bingle 1. a drug-peddler. 2. drugs; a large birdbrain an oaf. [U.S. colloquial, mid 1900s-
[U.S. colloquial, 1900s] bike a sexually
pres.] birdcage 1. a bustle. See DRESS -
loose woman. Cf. BICYCLE .
IMPROVER .
[Australian, 1900s, Baker] bile the female
genitals. Probably in error for
.JO 31 bitumen blonde
[British and U.S. slang, mid I800s-1900s] 2. a tics of the two sexes. 2. equal attraction to bitch session an informal gathering where
either sex. people air their grievances. [U.S., mid 1900s- bit of hair copulation. Cf. AFTER HAIR ,
brothel. Cf BIRD (sense 6). [U.S. underworld,
pres.] HAIR .
early 1900s, Montelone] birdeen a girl or a bisexual libido a fixation of the libido on both
young woman, [late 1800s] male and female sexual objects. bitch the pot to pour at tea time. A play on [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
"man the pot." Cf. STAND BITCH . [British Henley] bit of hard (also bit of stiff) 1.
birdie a homosexual male. From BIRD (sense 1, bisexuous pertaining to both male and female; slang, mid 1800s]
6, or 7). [U.S. slang, early-mid 1900s, Rose] AMBISEXUAL (q.v.). the erect penis.
bitchy 1. pertaining to a mood wherein one
birdie stuff any kind of powdered drug. For bish 1. a bishop. 2. a ship's clergyman, [both complains incessantly about anything. Al- For synonyms see ERECTION . 2.
synonyms see COTICS . [U.S. drug culture, senses, 1900s] though this applies to men or women, it is copulation
early 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] bishop 1. a large condom used as a package to usually associated with women, especially from the female point of view, [both
birds, for the pertaining to nonsense; stupid, carry other condoms. Cf BALLOON . [British, when they are menstruating. Cf. DOG DAYS ; senses,
ridiculous, or undesirable, as in the expression late 1700s, Grose] 2. a CHAMBER POT (q.v.). RAG, ON THE. 2. sexy; in the manner of a dog in
For synonyms see POT. [British slang, 1800s, British slang, 1800s] bit of hard for a
"that's for the birds." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] heat. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. spiteful, hateful,
birds and the bees the details of human sexual Farmer and Henley] 3. a bustle. [U.S. slang, and rude, [widespread, 1900s] bit of soft copulation. The
reproduction; sexual reproduction as ex- mid 1800s] bite 1. the female genitals. Cf. BILE. [British, "hard" is the penis; the "soft" is the
plained to a child. Cf. FACTS OF LIFE. [U.S., bit 1. the female genitals. 2. copulation. 3. late 1600s] 2. a rascal; a rogue. For synonyms vagina.
1900s] women considered sexually, [all senses, pri- seesNOKE-HORN.[British, late 1600s, B.E.]3.a [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
birdseed nonsense. An elaboration of B.S./.e., marily British slang, I8OOS-19OOS, Farmerand fool; an oaf; a dupe. Perhaps like a fish which
Henley] bites the bait. [Australian, early 1900s, Baker] Henley] bit of jam 1. a sexually loose
BULLSHIT (both q.v.). [U.S. slang,early 1900s,
bitch i. a female dog. No negativ: connota- biter a woman who is so sexually aroused that young woman,
Weseen] her genitals are "ready to bite her a-se"
tions, [since c. 1000, Oxford English Diction- especially a wanton woman, [British
bird's-eggs the testicles. For synonyms see (Grose). "A-se" is ARSE (q.v.). [British, late slang,
WHIRLYGIGS . [British slang, 1800s, Farmer ary] Synonyms: BRACHE, DOGGESS, DOG'S 1700s]
LADY, DOG'S WIFE, LADY-DOG, PUPPY'S MAMMA, late 1800s, Ware] 2. the female
and Henley] bite the dust to die. Cf. KISS THE DUST, [orig- genitals. 3.
SHE -DOG . 2. a derogatory term for a woman.
bird's-eye maple a mulatto young woman. Cf. inally U.S. slang and colloquial, late 1800s- copulation, [both senses, British slang,
MAHOGANY . [U.S. slang or colloquial, early
The derogation comes from comparing a pres.]
woman to a female dog in heat and suggesting 1800s.
1900s] bit for the finger a digital investigation of a Farmer and Henley]
that the woman acts out of carnal lust. Refers
bird's-nester a lecher; a whoremonger. Cf. primarily to sexual appetite, [since the 1400s] woman's vagina. Cf. FINGER-FUCK, TIP THE bit of meat l . a prostitute. 2. an act of
GOLDFINCH'S NEST, MAGPIE'S NEST. [British, MIDDLE FINGER. [British, 1800s, Dictionary of copulation. Cf. MEAT (sense 2). [both
3. a derogatory term for a male; a "dog." senses, British slang, 1800s]
1800s] [British, I5OOS-I7OOS] 4. a blatant or BITCHY Slang and Unconventional English]
bird-taker a sodomite. [U.S. underworld, (q.v.) male homosexual. [U.S. homosexual use, bit of - - an act of or a "helping of" sexual bit of muslin a sexually loose young
early 1900s. Montelone] activity, especially sexual intercourse. "Bit of woman, especially a wanton one. [British
mid 1900s-pres.] 5. a derogatory term for any - -" is primarily British. See also the entries
bird-turd 1. nonsense. Based on BULLSHIT woman; a woman with viscious tendencies; slang. 1800s]
beginning with "have a bit." bit of mutton a prostitute. Cf LACED-
(q.V.). Cf. COWSII, FROGSll. 2. to BULLSHIT any rude woman. Refers primarily to
temperament. For synonyms see BIIFFARILLA. bit of black velvet copulation with a black MUTTON . MUTTON . [British slang,
(q.v.); to talk nonsense, [both senses, U.S., woman. Also refers to an Australian aborig-
[U.S. slang, 1900s] 6. a prostitute. See 1800s or before]
1900s]
BiTCHERY. [colloquial, 1900s and before] 7. the
\/ ine woman. Cf. BLACK VELVET. [British mili- bit of nifty (also nifty) copulation.
bird-washing CUNNILINGUS (q.v.); mutual tary, late 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and [British slang, 1800s-1900s, Dictionary
cunnilingus. Cf. BIRD (sense 3). [U.S. homo-, queen at cards and at chess. [U.S., 1900s] 8. to
womanize; to whoie. [British slang, 1800s, Unconventional English] of Slang and Unconventional English]
sexual use, mid !900s-pres., Farrell] bit of blink any alcoholic beverage. Rhyming bit of pork the female genitals; an act of
birdwood marijuana. For synonyms see MARL Farmer and Henley] 9. to complain. [U.S. slang for "drink." [British slang, late 1800s,
slang, mid 1900s-pr:s.] 10. one who complains copulation. Cf. MEAT (sense 1), PORK
[U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] Ware] (sense 1). [British slang, 1800s]
or is in a BITCHY (q.v.) mood, either a male or bit of blue an obscenity; an obscene story. Cf.
birk an oaf, a dullard. Rhyming with "jerk." a female. [U.S. slang, mid I900s-pres.] 11. a bit of quimsy copulation. Cf. QUIM .
Cf. BERK, BERKELEY HUNT. [U.S. slang, mid BLUE MOVIE, BLUENESS. [British, 1800s, Barrere [British slang, 1800s, Farmerand
1900s-pres.] difficult thing or person. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 12. and Leland] Henley]
a CATAMITE (q.v.). From sense 5. [U.S. bit of brown pederasty. Cf. BROWN (sense 1), bit of rough copulation. Cf. ROUGH
birth control the control of births by attempt- underworld, early 1900s, Montelone] 13.
ing to prevent conception. Cf. B.C. [1900s] "anus." [British, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang MALKIN , ROUGH-RIDING . [British slang.
copulation. [British slang, 1800s, Farmerand and Unconventional English] 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
birthday suit nakedness; one's bare skin. The Henley] 14. tobotchsomething up; to mess it
term is from the name of a suit worn for the bit of cauliflower copulation. Cf. CAU - bit of skin a sexually loose young
up. [U.S., 1900s] 15. a "bitch lamp," a can of LIFLOWER . [British slang, 1800s] woman; a woman considered sexually.
king's birthday celebration (early 1700s). Cf. grease with a wick. [U.S., early 1900s] bitch,
SUNDAY SUIT, [since the late 1700s] bit of ebony a nickname for a Negro or a Cf. KID-LEATHER, LEATHER (sense 1).
stand See STAND BITCH. bitch booby a country Negress. No sexual connotation. Cf. EBONY. [British slang, 1900s]
birth-naked nude; naked as at birth, [collo- wench; a female bump-| kin. [British, late
quial, 1900s and before] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] bit of snug 1. copulation from the female
1700s, Grose] bit offish an act of copulation. Cf. FISH (sense
biscuit a sexually loose woman or a prostitute.- point of view. Cf. SNUG (sense I). 2. the
4- BUN (sense 4), CAKE (sense 3). For syn- bitch box the loudspeaker of a public address 1). [British slang, 1800s] penis, [both senses, British slang,
onymssee LAY. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Rose] system. [U.S. military, mid 1900s-pres.] bit of flat copulation. Cf. FLAT COCK. [British 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
b it c he r y pr os ti tu ti on . [ Br i ti sh , e a r l y slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
biscuit, in the 1. in the head. 2. in the anus. Cf. bit of front-door work copulation. Cf. bit of snug for a bit of stiff 1. the vagina.
1500s-1800s] FRONT-DOOR, FRONT-PARLOR, [primarily Brit- For synonyms see PASSAGE. 2. copulation
bitches' wine champagne. [British slang, ish slang, 1800s] from the female point of view, [both
In %{1\} '" Pertaining to a HERMAPHRODITE 1800s, Farmerand Henley] bit of fun any type of sexual experience or just senses, British slang, 1800s, Farmer
) medical 2
l ] -ambisexual(g.v.). Cf. BI .3. * bitch party a hen party; a gathering of women. plain fun. [British slang, I800s-1900s] and Henley]
homosexual who is also capable of ortho- [British slang, late 1800s] bit of goods a woman considered sexually. bit of stuff a prostitute. [British slang,
genital intercourse. Cf. BL [U.S. slang and See BIT OF STUFF . For synonyms see TAIL . early 1800s]
b"loq Uial, mid 1900s-Pres.]
bitch's blind a wife or girlfriend who is a
the X nh' lty '' any type of ner maP hroditism ' Physical or "cover" for the sexual activities of a homosex- bit of the goose's-neck copulation from
the psychological characteris- the female point of view. Cf. GOOSE'S-
ual male. Cf. BITCH (sense 4). [U.S. homosex-
ual use, 1900s] NECK. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer
and Henley]
bit of the other coition. Cf. ANTIPODES ,
THE. [British slang, early 1900s,
Dictionary of Slang and
Unconventional English]
bit of tripe one's own wife; anyone's
wife. Rhyming slang for "wife." For
synonyms see WARDEN . [British slang,
early 1900s]
bit on, a intoxicated with alcohol.
[British and U.S., 1800s-1900s]
bit on a fork 1. the female genitals. 2.
copulation, getting into the fork of the
female's body, [both senses, British
slang, 1800s]
bitter half one's wife. A play on BETTER HALF
(q.v.). For synonyms see WARDEN . [U.S.
slang, mid 1900s]
bitumen blonde a female aborigine. From the
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Black Prince, the the devil. For synonyms see blanks heroin. From BLANCO(?.V.). [U.S. drug
^ culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
onyms see ABO. [Australian and New Zealand, FIEND, [colloquial, 1500s-1900s] black-ring
early 1800s-1900s] blarmed damned. [British colloquial, mid
dark skin and reddish hair of the Australian the female genitals. Cf. RING (sense 1800s]
blackgentleman the devil. [British, early
aborigine. [Australian, early 1900s, Baker] 1600s, Dekker] 1). [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] Blarm me! an oath and an exclamation, "May
bivvy beer. See BEVVY. bizzom a derogatory blackguard 1. a low household servant. [Brit- Black Russian HASHISH (q.v.). For synonyms God blind me!" Cf. BLIMEY! [British (Cock-
term for a woman. Literally "a broom." Cf. ish, early 1500s-1700s] 2. a derogatory term see HASH. [U.S. drug culture, mid 19OOs-pres.] ney), late 1800s]
BESOM -HEAD . [British dialect, 1800s- 1900s] for a man, especially one who behaves badly. black-skin an Australian aborigine. Cf. blarney 1. flattery; nonsense. 2. to flatter with
B.J. a BLOW-JOB (q.v.), an act of PENILINGUS [British and U.S., late 1700s-1900s] BLACKFELLOW, BLUESKIN (sense 1), BROWN-
nonsense. Based on "Blarney Castle," in
black gungeon (also gungeon) a type of mari- SKIN. [Australian, Baker] County Cork, Ireland, and a type of Irish
(q.v.). flattery associated with the Lord of Blarney,
black 1. a person of the Negro race. Sometimes juana from Africa or Jamaica. FromGANJAH black smoke (also black silk) opium. For syn-
(q.v.). [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] onyms" see OPE. [1900s] [both senses, British and U.S., late 1700s-
capitalized in this sense. The word-of-choice pres.]
since the 1960s to refer to the American black gunny a type of marijuana. From black blacksnake the penis of a Negro. From the
common name for a species of long, black blaspheme to utter blasphemy, [since the early
Negro. For synonyms see EBONY. 2. pertaining GUNGEON (q.v.). Reinforced by "gunny" of a 1300s]
to a Negro. Sometimes capitalized in this HEMP (q.v.) gunny sack. [U.S. drug culture, snake. Cf. ROCK PYTHON, [slang and recurrent
mid 1900s-pres.] nonce, 1900s or before] blasphemy any irreverence or indignity to-
sense, [both since the early 1600s] 3. opium. ward God. [since the 1200s, Oxford English
See BLACK STUFF. blackhead 1. a COMEDO (q.v.); a sebaceous black spot an opium den. [U.S. slang, 1900s] Dictionary]
blackamoor 1. a Negro. For synonyms see gland clogged with dirt or secretions. For black-spy the devil. For synonyms see FIEND.
[cant, 1600s, B.E.] blast 1. an exclamation or a curse, "Damn!"
EBONY. [British, mid 1500s-1800s] 2. a devil; synonyms see BURBLE, [since the late 1800s] 2. NowaeuphemismforBLOODY(<7.v.). Cf. DAD.
the devil, [mid 1600s] a derogatory term for a Negro. See NIG - black stuff (also black) opium. Cf. BROWN
STUFF , WHITE STUFF (sense 2). [U.S. under-
[colloquial, Fate 1600s-pres.] 2. to smoke mari-
black and tan 1. a mulatto. 2. pertaining to a , GERHEAD. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] juana. Cf. BLASTED (sense 3). [U.S. drug cul-
world, early to mid 1900s]
mulatto. For synonyms see MAHOGANY. [U.S., '' black-hole the female genitals. A reinterpreta- black velvet a female aborigine. Cf. BIT OF ture, mid 1900s-pres.] 3. to use any narcotic.
1800s-1900s] tion of the "black hole of Calcutta." [British BLACK VELVET . [Australian slang, 1900s or
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] 4. a re-
black as a cunt very dirty, very black, or very slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] before] lease of intestinal gas. For synonyms see
blackie (also blacky) 1. a nickname for a GURK . [U.S. slang, 1900s; much older as
dark, [originally British military, World War blade the penis. Cf. BRACMARD . [British, nonce]
I] Negro. Not necessarily derogatory. For syn- 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
blackbaiter a person against Negroes and for onyms see EBONY. [U.S., 1800s-1900s] 2. an blah (also blah-blah-blah) nonsense. For syn- blasted 1. damned; BLOODY (q.v.). Cf. BLAST
slavery; currently someone who antagonizes Australian aborigine. For synonyms see ABO. onyms see ANIMAL. [U.S., early 1900s] (sense 1). [British and later, U.S., late 1600s-
blacks. [U.S., early I800s-pres.] blackbean a [Australian, Baker] blain l.apustule, especially one from venereal pres.]2. intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang,
black ivory African slaves considered as mer- disease. 2. to cause to blister, [both since early 1900s-pres.] 3. intoxicated with drugs,
Negro. Mildly derogatory. Possibly nonce. Cf. especially marijuana. [U.S. drug culture, early
BEAN (sense 3). [U.S. slang, 1900s] chandise. [British and U.S., late 1800s] 1000, Oxford English Dictionary]
blamed (also blame) "damned." Cf. D AD . l900s-pres.]
black beauties amphetamine capsules; Bi- black-jock (also brown-jock, grey-jock) the
female genitals. The color refers to the color of [British and U.S., early 1800s-pres.] blast party a session of marijuana smoking.
phetamine (trademark), which comes in black Cf. BLAST (sense 2). [U.S. drug culture, mid
or black-and-white capsules. From the name the pubic hair. Cf. BLACK JOKE. [British slang, Blame it! Damn it! [colloquial, 18O0s-19O0s]
1800s, Farmer and Henley] Blamenation! Damnation! [colloquial, 1900s-pres.]
of a horse in children's fiction. For synonyms 1800s-1900s] blather (also blether) 1. nonsense. 2. to utter
see AMP. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.J black joke the female genitals. From a popular
song of the times. [British slang, early 1800s] bianco heroin, [from the Spanish word for nonsense, [from Scots dialect; colloquial, late
black belt any area in the South where the 1800s-1900s]
Negro population is the most dense. Cf. LAND Black-Man, the 1. the devil. 2. a bugbear to "white"; U.S. drug culture, mid I900s-pres.]
blank "damn" in combinations. From the blatherskite (also blatherskate, bletherskite) a
OF DARKNESS. [U.S., late 1800s-pres.] frighten children. Cf. BLACKGENTLEMAN . boaster; someone who speaks nonsense. Liter-
black Bess the female genitals. [British slang, [both senses, colloquial, 1500s-1900s] spelling "d-mn." Cf. DASH.
ally, "a dung-talker." Cf. BULLSHITTER , SKITE
1800s, Farmer and Henley] blackbird 1. a black meat (also dark meat) 1. a Negro con- blankard a bastard. [Australian euphemism, (sense 2). For synonyms see BULLER. [from
Negro. Mildly derogatory and Jocular. C/. J I M
CROW, [slang, late 1800s-early iwras] 2. an
amphetamine capsule. Cf. BLACK
templated as a sexual partner. Usually refers
to a black woman. Cf. CHANGE ONE'S LUCK. 2.
a Negress prostitute. Cf. WHITE MEAT , [both
V
mid 1900s, Baker] blanked 1. damned. Cf.
BLANK , [colloquial, 1800s-1900s] 2.
intoxicated with alcohol, [from French vin
Scots dialect; British and U.S. colloquial, late
1800s-pres.]
blazes "hell" in expressions such as "Go to
ri I e T1ESl BLUEBIR
D, REDBIRD, SPECKLED BIRD. senses, U.S. slang, 1900s] blanc; British and U.S., World Wars] blazes!" "Like blazes!" "What in blazes!"
L U . b.08drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] black moat (also black mo) a type of mari- blanket drill 1. a night's sleep. No negative "What the blazes!" Refers to the flames of
r'hn^ ' h an undertaker. 2. a clergvman. juana. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s] connotations. 2. copulation. 3. masturbation, hell, [colloquial since the early 1800s]
both senses, U.S. colloquial, 1900s orbefore] [all senses, British with some U.S. use, early Blazes, old the devil. [British and U.S. collo-
raCitsdFmOnd a NeSro of "god" (servile) raits. From a black mollies an amphetamine capsule. From
colloquial term for "coal." IU.S>. slang, the name of a popular tropical fish, Mol- 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- quial, mid 1800s-1900s]
early 1900s] tional English] bleached ebony a nickname for a mulatto. Cf.
"lack dog ,he delirium tremens. For sy lienisia laiipinna. Cf. BLACK BEAUTIES. [U.S.
drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] EBONY. See MAHOGANY for synonyms. [U.S.
blanket hornpipe copulation. For synonyms
black mouth pertaining to a slanderer; later a slang, 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark]
9OOs] 1900s1]011 a black wman. [U.S. see SMOCK AGE . [British slang, early 1800s, bleary-eyed intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S.
slanderer. Cf. DIRTY MOUTH, [since the 1600s,
B.E.] Lexicon Balatronicum] blanket-stiff a slang, early 1900s-pres.]
slang, early bleating bloody. A phonological disguise of
[British and U.S. black oil an alcohol extract of hashish. For tramp; a hobo. Cf. BINDLE -
BLEEDING (q.v.), [British, 1900s or before]
synonyms see OIL . [U.S. drug culture, mid STIFF . [U.S. slang, early 1900s] blankity-blank bleb (also blob) a small blister-like eruption of
1900s-pres.] the skin, [since the early 1600s]
(also blankety-blank, blank-
blackout a nickname for a Negro. Not neces- blech 1. a belch. 2. to belch. A play on BELCH
sarily derogatory. Cf. BLACKIE , MIDNIGHT . ity) a filler word for any type of swear word. (q.v.). Cf. ERUCTATE , [both senses, U.S., mid
; * iner black pills opium. Cf. BLACK STUFF. For syn-
From the blanks in words like f - -k, d- -n;
Used as a swear word in children's comics and
1900s-pres.]
Jng, early ) C/ EB0NY onyms see OPE. [U.S. drug culture, 1900s] in mixed company. [U.S. euphemism, late
' - black-pot a drunkard. Originally from the 1800s-1900s]
tU.l^i^gra Derogatory. Cf. FAY , OFAY . name for a beer mug. Rhyming slang for
bl "sot." [British slang, 1500s-1800s]
kfel|0w 1 r beforel
f weSSariivrtUthern term fr a Negro
ot n
l
T 0 1 SatT- tU'S- "lloquial,
an aborigine. For syn-
cdci 35 blotter
34
bleeder 1. a hemophiliac, [since the early Cf. BOOZEBLIND . [British and U.S., 1700s- bloated 1. intoxicated with alcohol; overfilled Blood!, My an oath and an exclamation,
1800s] 2. a bloody fool. [British slang, 1800s] pres.] with drink. [U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] 2. "Upon my bloody oath!" [Australian, 1900s,
bleeding damned; BLOODY (q.v.). Cf. BLEAT - bloody; damned. [British, early 1900s] bloater Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional
blinded intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- English]
ING . [British with some U.S. use, late 1800s- onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, 1900s] a drunkard; the same as BLOAT (sense
pres.] 1). [U.S., 1900s] Blood-an'-'ouns! an oath and an exclamation,
blinders intoxicated with alcohol. [British "By God's blood and wounds!" For synonyms
blemish 1. a derogatory nickname for the slang, early 1900s] blob I. a fool; an oaf. [widespread slang, 1900s
Belgian language, Flemish. Sometimes cap- or before] 2. a limp, useless dish-rag of a see'ZOUNDS ! [British, early 1800s or before]
italized in this sense. A blend of "Belgian" and blind-eye 1. the anus. Cf. ROUNDEYE (sense 2).
[British, 1800s or before] 2. the female genitals person. [U.S., mid 1900s] 3. a small blister. blood-bank a hospital.[U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
"Flemish." [U.S. slang, 1900s, Berrey and Van with reference to the vulva and the vagina. In See BLEB. pres.] blood-box an ambulance. Cf BONE-BOX.
den Bark] 2. a pimple. Cf. ACNE-TYPE SURFACE expressions such as GET A SHOVE IN ONE ' S blob, be on to be sexually aroused, said of [U.S.
BLEMISH. For synonyms see BURBLE. [U.S. BLIND-EYE (q.V.). Cf. LONG-EYE, SQUINT. men. Possibly related to LOB (sense 2). Cf. slang, 1900s] blood-bucket an ambulance;
advertising euphemism, mid 1900s] blennoid BLOTTY, BE. For synonyms see HUMPY. [Brit- the same as
blind fart an inaudible but nevertheless potent
mucoid; resembling mucus; pertaining to release of intestinal gas. Cf. FICE, FOYST. For ish, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon-
BUCKET OF BLOOD (q.v.). [U.S. slang, 1900s]
mucus, [from Greek; medical] blennorrhea 1. synonyms seeGURK. [British, 1800s, Diction- ventional English]
a mucous discharge from the vagina or block 1. an oaf; a blockhead, [early I500s]2.to blood disease syphilis. Cf. BAD DISEASE. [U.S.
ary of Slang and Unconventional English]
urethra. 2. a mucous discharge due to copulate with a woman. For synonyms see euphemism, early l900s-pres.] blood of a
Blind me! an oath and an exclamation, "May
gonorrhea. Cf. GONOBLENNORRHEA . [both God blind me!" Cf. BLARM ME!, BLIMEY! [Brit- OCCUPY . [British and U.S. slang, I800s-pres.] bitch a term of contempt meaning
senses, medical] ish] blockbuster a Nembutal (trademark) capsule^ the blood descendent of a bitch. Cf S.O.B.
blessed DAMNED, BLASTED, or BLOODY (all q. v.). blindo 1. intoxicated with alcohol. [British amphetamines in general. From the nickname [U.S., 1900s or before, Wentworth]
[British and U.S. euphemism, 1800s-pres.] and U.S., 1800s] 2. a drunken spree. [British, of a powerful bomb used in World War II. Blood of Christ!, By the an oath and an ex-
blessed event the birth of a child. [U.S. collo- 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blocked clamation. - For synonyms see 'Z OUNDS !
quial, 1900s or before] tional English]^, to die. Farmer and Henley 1. intoxicated with alcohol. [British and U.S., [1300s]
Bless my soul to hell! an exclamation. Euphe- show this as a verb. [British military, 1800s] mid 1900s] 2. intoxicated with drugs. From
sense I. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blood-tub an ambulance. Cf. BLOOD-BUCKET.
mistic for "Damn it to hell!" [U.S. colloquial, blind staggers intoxication with alcohol. Cf [British military, 1900s]
1900s] STAGGERS, [widespread slang, 1900s or before] blockhead a stupid oaf. Cf. BLOCK (sense 1).
blood-wagon an ambulance. Cf. MEAT -
blete (also bleat) naked. [1200s] bletherskate blind tiger strong or inferior alcoholic drink. [since the mid 1500s] blocky stupid. Cf. WAGON . [British military, early 1900s]
a boaster; a BULLSHITTER (q.v.). See [U.S. slang, 1900s] BLOCK (sense 1). [U.S.,
bloody damned; cursed. In the 1800s, the Brit-
BLATHERSKITE. For synonyms see BULLER. blink (also blinking) damn; bloody. From 1900s] blodgie a hoodlum; a punk. ish equivalent of U.S. "fucking." The word
Bletonism divination for water. Named for a BLANK (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s and before] [Australian, was originally a very low-class "decoration"
Mr. Bleton, who had special skills in these blint a sexually loose young woman; a pros- for almost any utterance. The immense im-
1900s]
matters. [British, early 1800s] blighted titute. Cf. BINT. [U.S., 1900s, Berrey and Van pact of the word is attributable to its low-class
BLASTED , BLOODY , or DAMNED (all q.v.). den Bark] bloke (also bloak) 1. a mildly contemptuous
term for a man, especially a stupid man. [Brit- origins rather than its "real" meaning. The
[British and U.S., early 1900s] blighter a blissom 1. in heat; lascivious. Especially in utterance of such a rude lower-class term was
ish and some U .S. use, 1800s-pres.] 2. a drunk- itself the source of shock. See BLOOD (sense 1)
contemptible fellow; someone who causes a reference to a ewe. Also applied to humans. 2. ard. Cf. BLOAT (sense 1). [U.S., 1900s] 3.
blight of unpleasantness. For synonyms see to behave as if in heat, especially as a ewe in for the most likely source. Before it became
cocaine. Rhyming slang for "coke." From BIG symbolic as a marker of the Cockney, the
SNOKE - HORN . [British slang, late -1800s-pres.] heat, [both senses, mid 1600s] 3. to copulate BLOKE (q.v.). For synonyms see NOSE-CANDY.
Blimey! a disguised oath or exclamation, with a ewe, said of a ram. Cf. TUP . [since the word had numerous uses. Many etymologies
early 1400s] [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blokery have been proposed to account for the intense
"May God blind me!" Cf. BLARM ME! [orig- males; the male sex. [Australian, early power this word once had when uttered in
inally Cockney; British, 1800s-pres.] blimp 1. blister 1. any unpleasant or annoying person 1900s, Baker]
regardless of sex. [U.S. colloquial, mid 1800s- polite society. It has been suggested that it is a
a fat prostitute; a sexually loose woman. bloman (also blueman) a Negro. An early corruption of "By our Lady!" [primarily Aus-
[U.S. underworld, early 1900s, Mon-telone] 2. pres.] 2. to damn; to curse. See BLISTERING.
[British, early 1800s] 3. a sexually perverted form of "blueman." See BLUE (sense 3). For tralian and British, l800s-pres.] Synonyms
any fat person. [U.S. slang and colloquial, synonyms see EBONY. [1200S-1400S] blomboll and related terms: BALLY, BLANKITY, BLASTED,
early 1900s-pres.] man. [U.S., 1900s and before] 4. a prostitute.
SeeBLiSTERlNE. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 5. an unat- a drunkard. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer BLEEDING, BLIGHTED, BLISTERING, BLOATED,
blimped intoxicated with alcohol; gorged and tractive young woman. [U.S. slang, mid and Henley] BLOOMING, BLUGGY, BLURRY, BLUSHING,
swollen with drink. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- CRIMSONEST OF ADJECTIVES, GREAT AUSTRA-
pres] 1900s] blond hashish. A truncation of BLOND HASHISH
LIAN ADJECTIVE, HEMATOID, IM-BLOODY-
blind 1. intoxicated with alcohol. See BLIND blister beetle the SPANISH FLY (q.v). Cf. CAN- (<7.v.). For synonyms see HASH. [U.S. drug
culture, 1900s] POSSIBLE , N.B.G., N.B.L., PINK , PLURRY ,
DRUNK, [since the early 1600s] 2. intoxicated THARIDES . [U.S., 1900s or before]
Q.B.I., RUDDY, SANGUINARY.
with marijuana or other drugs. From sense 1. blisterine (also blister) a prostitute. Possibly blond hashish (also blond hash) a mild form of
For synonyms see TALL . [U.S. drug culture, patterned on "Listerine," a trademarked hashish. Cf. HASHISH . [U.S. drug culture, bloody Mary 1. the menstrual period. From
mid I900s-pres.] 3. uncircumcised. Because brand of antiseptic. Cf. BLISTER (sense 4). 1900s] the name of an alcoholic mixed drink and
the EYE-HOLE (q.v.) iscovered.[U.S. homosex- [U.S. slang, 1900s] Queen Mary I (Mary Tudor). [U.S. slang,
blone See BLOWEN .
ual use, mid 1900s] 1900s] 2. catsup. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
blistering bloody; damned. See BLISTER (sense blooch 1. to masturbate. For synonyms see
blind Bob, old the penis. Because it has only 2). [British and U.S., 1900s] WASTE TIME . 2. a state of mental retardation
bloomers 1. loose-fitting exercise trousers for
one eye, which does not see. Cf. BOB TAIL erroneously attributed to excessive masturba- women. Named for Amelia Jenks Bloomer,
iwnse 3). [British (Cockney), 1900s] blithered intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- [since the mid 1800s] 2. "emancipated"
Uhdicheeks the posteriors. Cf. CHEEKS. [Brit-J h - onyms see WOOFLED. [Australian, early 1900s, tion, [both senses, U.S. dialect (Boontling),
late !800s-early 1900s, Charles Adams] blood women who wore bloomers. Also bloomer
late 1600s, BE.] Baker] girls, [mid 1800s]
mu^Pi? tn e posteriors. For synonyms see blitzed 1. intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. 1. a fop; a dandy; a-high-spirited male, as in
"noble-blood" or "blue-blood." [British, mid blooming bloody; damned, [used as an inten-
Grosel '* slang ' early 1800s ' Egan ' s slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. drug intoxicated. sifier as early as the early 1700s; British and
md drunk From sense 1. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- 1500s-1900s] 2. a Negro; one's fellow black.
deeply intoxicated with alcohol. From "blood brother." [U.S. black use, mid some U.S. use, late 1800s-pres.]
pres.]
1900s-pres.]3. catsup. Adysphemism. Cf. bloss See BLOWSE.
bloat 1. a drunkard. [British and U.S. slang, HEMORRHAGE . For similar terms see DOG 'S
1800s] 2. a drowned corpse. For synonymssee blot the posteriors; the anus. For synonyms
VOMIT . [U.S., 1900s] see DUFF . [Australian, 1900s, Baker]
CORPSE. [U.S., 1800s]
blotter 1. a drunkard. From the way a drunk-
37 blue ribbon
ard soaks up alcohol. [U.S., 1900s and before] more likely to enable the male seated in a stall blubber-belly a fat person. Cf. BLUBBER - GUT . slang, late 1500s- 1800s] 2. in the plural, a
2. the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). From the practice of to observe the penis of a man who is standing [colloquial, 1800s-1900s] blubberbrain(also mock oath and an exclamation, "Bluebot-
ingesting bits of blotter saturated with L.S.D. at a urinal. From the term for a whale's tles!"
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blubberhead) a stupid oaf;
nostril. See GLORY HOLE. [U.S.. slang, mid blue boy a venereal BUBO (q.v.). This and BLUE
1900s-pres.] an empty head;aFAT-HEAD(<?.v.). [British and BOAR (q.v.) are jocular or illiterate pronuncia-
blotto I. intoxicated with alcohol; dead drunk.
[British and U.S., early l900s-pres.] 2. any blow-job 1. an act of FELLATIO or PENILINGUS U.S. slang, 1800s-pres.] blubber-gut a fat tions of "bubo." [British. 1800s]
strong alcoholic beverage. For synonyms see (both q.v.). Cf. B.J., BLOW (sense 3). For person. Cf. BLUBBER -BELLY . blue cheer the drug L.S.D. (q.v.) . From the
BOOZE. [ British military, early 1900s, Dictionary synonyms see PENILINGUS. [U.S. slang, mid [U.S., J900s] blubbers the breasts. Cf. trademarked brand name of a laundry de
of Slang and Unconventional English] blotty, l900s-pres.] 2. an act of cunnilingus. Less CHUBBIES , SPORT
tergent. Cf. BLUE (sense 4). [U.S. drug culture,
be sexually aroused, said of men. Cf. BLOB, BE common than sense I. For synonyms sec CUN- mid I900s-pres.] <
BLUBBER , [British and U.S. slang, late 1800s-
ON. For synonyms see HUMPY. [British, 1900s, NILINGUS . [U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] blow bluecoat a policeman; any man in a blue uni-
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional lunch (also blow one's lunch) to vomit. Cf. 1900s] bludgeon the penis, especially the erect form. Cf. BLUEBOTTLE. For synonyms see
English] blouser See BLOWSE. BLOW BEETS .[U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres] Blow penis. FLATFOOT . [slang, mid 1600s-pres.]
blouzalindafalso Blowselinda) a harlot. From me down! (also Blow me!) an oath and an Cf. WEAPON . For synonyms see ERECTION . blued (also blewed) intoxicated with alcohol.
a generic nickname for a rustic wench. [British, exclamation; a curse, the equivalent of "I'll [British slang, I800s[ Farmer and Henley] [British and U.S. slang. J800s-1900s]
1800s, Farmer and Henley] bloviate to orate; be damned!" [1900s or before] blown-away I. bludgeoner (also bludger) a pimp; a whore's blue devils 1. very low spirits up to and includ-
to put forth exaggerated boasting. [U.S., mid dead; killed. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 2. deeply ing severe clinical depression, [colloquial, late
bully; later an idler or a con-man. Cf. BLUD -
1800s] blow 1. a prostitute, mistress, or drug intoxicated. Cf. BLOWED-AWAY . [U.S. 1700s-1800s] 2. the DELIRIUM TREMENS (q.v.).
GET . [Australian and British, mid
concubine. From BLOWEN (q.v.). [cant, late slang, mid l900s-pres.] blown-out intoxicated Blue devils and red monkeys are typical hallu-
1700s or before, Grose] 2. a drunken spree. with drugs. Cf BLOWN -AWAY . [U.S. drug 1800s-1900s] bludget 1. a female thief who cinations seen while hawng the delirium tre-
See also BLOW-OLT. [British and U.S., early culture, mid l900s-prcs.] blown-up (also decoys a man. mens. Cf. PINK ELEPHANTS , [slar.g since the
1800s-1900s] 3. to perform penilingus. See blown) intoxicated with alcohol. Refers to the perhaps with offers of prostitution," and then* early 1800s] 3. capsules of -\rr.y.hl itrac-
BLOW-JOB. [U.S., early 1900s-pres.] 4. to pressure in one's head and to being bloated with robs him. [British, 1800s] 2. a prostitute. mark). a barbiturate.^ Cf 9,f~y DEV'L. [U S.
perform CUNNlUNGOS(^.v.).[U.S., mid 1900s- drink. [U.S. slang, mid !800s-pres.] drug culture, mid l900s-pres.j
From sense I. [U.S.. 1900s] blue 1. lewd: blue-eyed intoxicated with alcohol. For syn-
pres.]5. cocaine. Cf. SUPERBLOW. [U.S. drug blow off I. to ejaculate; to have an orgasm,
culture, mid l900s-pres.] 6. to SNORT (sense 2) obscene. Cf. PURPLE, [colloquial. onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, mid 1800s.
[cant or slang, 1600s-1700s] 2. to break wind;
drugs. [U.S. drug culture, mid l900s-pres.] 7. I800s-1900s] 2. intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. Wentworth and Flexner]
to release intestinal gas audibly. [British collo- BLUE DEVILS (sense 2). [U.S. and elsewhere.
to smoke marijuana. [U.S. drug culture, mid quial, 1900s] 3. to masturbate. 4. to goof off; blue-eyed devil I. a Caucasian. Cf. DEVIL
I900s-pres.] early 1800s-!900s] 3. a Negro. See BLOMAN . (sense 3). [U.S. black use. mid l900s-pres.]2.a
to waste time; to procrastinate. 5. a time- Cf. BLUEGUMMOKE . [U.S., 1900s or before] 4.
blow a stick (also blow gage, blow hay, blow waster; a procrastinator. Usually hyphenated person who is overtly kind and as innocent as
thedrug L.S.D. SeeROYAL BLUE. 5.depressed. a lamb, but is evil underneath. [U.S.. 1900s]
jive, blow pot, blow tea) to smoke marijuana. in this sense. 6. to perform fellatio on some- See BLUE DEVILS (sense 1). [colloquial, 1900s
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blow one. 7. to cheat, deceive, or lie to someone, blue fever venereal disease. Cf. BLUE BALLS.
beets to vomit. Cf. BLOW LUNCH. For [senses 2-7, U.S. current slang] blow off on the and before] blue acid the drug L.S.D. [U.S. [British nautical. 1900s. Granville]
synonyms see YORK. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- grounsills (also blow the grounsills) to coit a drug culture, blue flag the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). Cf. BLUE
pres.] woman quickly on the floor or stairs. [British, mid 1900s-pres.] blue angel an Amytal (sense 4), ROYAL BLUE. [U.S. drug culture, mid
'blow-book a book containing obscene pic- late 1600s, B.E.] blow off the loose corns (trademark) capsule. 1900s-pres.]
tures, most likely pictures of nude women. See to coit a woman. Refers to jet planes flying in formation, i.e., blue gown a harlot; a sexually loose woman; a
BLOW (sense 1). [British, early 1700s] blow- "Corns" refer to SEED (sense I), "semen." Cf. known whore. From the color of the uniform
sow ONE ' S WILD OATS . [British, late 1600s- the Blue Angels. Cf. BLUEBIRD, BLUE HEAVEN. of an imprisoned prostitute. [British, earlv
boy I. a man who plays the bugle. Not [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blue
1800s] blow one's roof to smoke marijuana. 1600s]
necessarily with negative connotations. [U.S., balls venereal disease, especially gonorrhea.
1900s] 2. a fellator. From sense I. For syn- Cf. BLOW bluegum moke (also bluegum) a Negro with
Cf. HOTROCKS, STONE-ACHE. [U.S. slang, black or bluish gums. See BLOMAN. Cf. MOKE.
onyms sec PICCOLO-PLAYER, [mid 1900s, Dic- (sense 7). For synonyms see SMOKE. [U .S. d rug
tionary of the Underworld] blow cold mid 1900s] [U.S.. 1800s-1900s]
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blow-out a
generally for a person to display disinterest; bluebeard a lecher; a whoremonger. [British, blue heaven 1. an Amytal (trademark) capsule.
drinking spree. From a colloquial 1800s] Usually in the plural' [U.S. drue culture, mid
for a woman to cool a man's sexual intentions term for a feast or a period of gluttony. [U.S.,
like a cold wind. [British anr 1 U-S, slang, Bluebeard's closet the female genitals; the va- 1900s-pres.] 2. the drug L.S.D. {q.v.). Cf.
1900s or before] blowse (also bloss, blosy, gina. This BEARD (q.v.) is the female pubic HEAVENLY BLUE. [U.S. drug culture, mid
1900s] blowed damned. [British and 1900s-pres.]
U.S., early blouser, blouze, hair. [British slang. 1800s. Farmer and
blower, blowzy) a prostitute or a mistress. Cf. Henley] blue horrors (also horrors) the DELIRIUM TRE-
1800s-1900s] MENS (q.v.). Cf. BLUE DEVILS (sense 2). HOR-
blowed-away 1. intoxicated with alcohol. For BLOWEN. [cant and slang since the mid 1500s] bluebird an Amytal (trademark) capsule, a
RORS . [U.S. slang, mid 1800s]
synonyms see WOOFLED . 2. drug intoxicated. blow the coke (also blow coke) to SNORT (sense barbiturate. Cf. BLACKBIRD, REDBIRD. [U.S.
rC * LOWN- AWAY . For synonyms see TALL . drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] blue Johnnies the DELIRIUM TREMENS (q.v.).
2) or inhale cocaine. [U.S. underworld, 1900s] [Australian. 1800s. Farmer and Henley]
Iboth senses, U.S. slang mid 1900s-pres.] blue blazer any alcoholic beverage. Cf. BLUE
blowen (also blone) a thief's mistress or female blow the horn to release intestinal gas audibly. RUIN . [U.S. slang, early 1900s] blue mist the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). [U.S. drug
Cf. ARS MUSICA, TRUMP. [British slang, 1800s, culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
^ C / [ d 1
Farmer and Henley] blowtorch the penis. blue blazes 1. hell. From the blue flames of
hell. A euphemism occurring in many oaths blue movie a pornographic movie explicitly
r See BLOWSE. Cf. TORCH OF C UPID . depicting some type of sexual activity. Cf. BIT
d a Dra
ggart;a boaster. For synonyms and exclamations. See BLAZES . [British and
Possibly in reference to PENILINGUS(</.V.). See U.S. colloquial. 1800s-pres.] 2. an alcoholic OF BLUE, BLUE (sense 1). [1900s]
BLLLER. [U.S. slang, mid 1800s-pres.]
m"v le a hole made in a men's bathroom nition BLOW (sense 3). [attested as U.S. underworld beverage. Cf. BLUE BLAZER. [British slang, late blueness indecency. Cf. BIT OF BLUE , BLUE
allegedly for PENILINGUS (q.v.), but (tramps), early 1900s, Montelone] blow up 1800s, Barrere and Leland] (sense 1). [colloquial, 1800s-1900s]
1. to ejaculate. Cf. THROW UP (sense blue boar a venereal disease; a venereal sore. blue nose a puritan or a prude. [U.S.. 1900s]
3). [a vague reference occurring in Pericles Cf. BLUE BALLS, BLUE BOY. [British and U.S., blue pig whisky. [U.S.. late 1800s-early 1900s]
and other plays (Shakespeare)] 2. to become early 1800s-1900s] blue ribbon (also blue ribband) gin: the same
pregnant. In reference to a woman's swollen blue bomber a (blue) ten-milligram tablet of
abdomen, [colloquial, 1900s] Valium (trademark). Abbreviated as B.B.
(sense 2). [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
bluebottle I. a policeman; a nickname for any
man in a dark blue uniform, [colloquial or
c- i uiu
39 boiled dinner
as BLUE TAPE (q-v.). Cf. BLUE RUIN. [British B.M.T. "black man's time," at will or when- CUTTY-GUN, SHORT-ARM, TAIL (sense 3). 4. a more than one's share of marijuana
slang, 1800s] ever convenient. See C.P.T. [1900s] worthless oaf; a jerk, [since the early 1600s] smoke. From the proper name
blue ruin gin; inferior gin. Cf. LIGHT BLUE, bod 1. a body of any type, living or dead. "Humphrey Bogart," who did this
B.N. a "bloody nuisance." [British slang, with a tobacco cigarette in a movie.
RUIN, SKY BLUE. [British and U.S. slang, early 1900s] [U.S., 1900s] 2. an especially good male or
1800s-pres.] female body. Cf. ANTI-BOD. [U.S. slang, mid [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
bo 1. Colombian marijuana. Cf. COLUMBIAN
blues 1. despondency; depression. Cf. BLUE RED, LIMBO (sense 4), LUMBO. [U.S. drug cul-
19O0s-pres.] bogey See BOGY (sense 2).
(sense 5). 2. the DELIRIUM TREMENS (q.v.). A ture, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. a tramp's catamite or bodewash buffalo chips; dried cattle dung boggard (also boggart, buggard) 1. a
truncation of BLUE DEVILS (q.v.). [colloquial "boy." Reinforced by "beau." For synonyms used for fuel. Also some use as BULLSHIT ghost or a BUGBEAR (q.v.). [colloquial,
since the 1800s] 3. Amytal (trademark) cap- see BRONCO. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, (q.v.). Cf BUFFALO CHIPS, BUSHWAH. For syn- late 15OOs-18OOs] 2. a privy. Also bog-
sules. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] Weseen] onyms see COW-CHIPS, [from the French bois- gard. See GARDEROBE. [1500s-1600s]
blue sage a marijuana cigarette. For synonyms B.O. "body odor," a sweaty or other unplea- de-vache. literally, "wood from the cow"] -boggle See D AD .
see MEZZROLL. [drug culture, mid 1900s] sant body odor, [used euphemistically in ad- bodikin (also bodkin) 1. a mild oath or boggy drugged, confused, or muddled.
blueskin 1. a Negro. Cf. BLUEGUM MOKE. See vertising'and U.S. slang, mid IWOs-pres.] exclamation, "By God's little body!" Cf. Cf. POGY. [U.S. dialect (Ozarfcs),
BLOMAS. [U.S., early 1800s] 2. the child of a
boang (also boong) an Australian aborigine. 'ODSBOWKINS ! [late 1500s] 2. a brothel. From Randolph and Wison]
black woman and a white man. [Caribbean, Named for an ethnic group in Queensland, "bawdy-ken," where "ken" is a cant term for bog-house (also bog-shop) a privy; an
1800s] 3. the penis. [British slang, 1800s, Australia. [Australian, 1900s] "house." [cant, early 1800s, Jon Bee]
outhouse. [British, late i600s-1800s]
Farmer and Henley] bodily function 1. copulation, [euphemistic] 2.
boanthropy a type of insanity where a man bog-lander (also bog-hopper, bog-
blue star morning glory seeds used as a mild imagines that he is an ox. Cf. GALEANTHROPY. the excretory functions of the human body;
hallucinogenic. From the color name. For the releasing of intestinal gas. [both senses, trotter) an Irishman. Derogatory. Cf.
[mid 1800s] PATLANDER . Hal-liwell defines bog-
synonyms see SEEDS. [U.S. drug culture, mid U.S., 1900s]
boar a man; a he-man; a cave man. [U.S. slang, bodily issue offspring; children. For synonyms trotter as "an Irish robber." [since the
1900s-pres.] blue stone inferior gin or whisky. early 1900s] see TAIL-FRUIT. late 1600s, BE.] bog-shop a privy. For
"Blue stone" board to coit a woman. Cf. CLIMB, MOUNT, [in synonyms see AJAX. [British, r600s-
is an old term for "copper sulfate." [British Love's Labour's Lo5r(Shakespeare)] bodkin the penis. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer
and Henley] See also BODIKIN . Bodkins! (also 1800s]
slang, mid 1800s, Farmer and Henley] blue boat and oar a prostitute. Rhyming slang for bogstuff excrement; human excrement.
"whore." Cf. BROKEN OAR. [U.S. slang, 1900s Ods bodkins!) an oath and an exclamation,
tape gin. Cf. blue ribbon. For synonyms [British, 1500s- 1600s]
or before] "By God's (little) body!" Cf.
see RUIN . [British and U.S. slang, BUDKIN. bogy (also bogey) 1. the posteriors; the
1700s-1900s] bluff a female homosexual who bob 1. gin. For synonyms see RUIN . [British,
body a well-built male or female. See BOD anus. Usually spelled "bogy" and
mid 1700s] 2. to masturbate. [British slang,
assumes either 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 3. an oath and an (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] body and pronounced "bog-y."[cant, late 1700s,
the active or passive sexual role. A blend of exclamation, "Swelp me Bob!" [slang or col- Grose] 2. a ghost or bugbear, the devil.
soul a male or female lover. [U.S., Usually spelled "bogey." [British and
"bitch" and "fluff." [U.S. homosexual use, loquial, early 1800s-1900s] mid 1900s] U.S., early 1800s-pres.] bogy phobia a
mid 1900s, Stanley] bluggy bloody. A bob-and-hit the female genitals. For syn- fear of bogies; a fear of harmless threats.
body-naked naked. [U.S., 1800s, Wentworth]
euphemism of disguise for onyms see MONOSYLLABLE . [British slang, From BOGY (sense 2). See PHOBIA for
1800s, Farmer and Henley] body queen a male homosexual who is
"bloody" in the sense "gory." [allegedly mock similar forms.
bobbers the breasts. Cf. BLUBBERS, [attested as aroused by men with muscular bodies. See
baby talk; U.S., late 1800s] blunderbuss QUEEN for similar topics. [U.S. homosexual bohak a Lithuanian. See
British slang, mid 1900s, Dictionary of Slang
an oaf. [since the late and Unconventional English] use, mid 1900s, Stanley] body's captain, my BOHUNK . bohawk a Lithuanian.
1600s-1700s] bobbles the testicles. From a dialect word a man's penis. From the See BOHUNK .
. blunderhead a dullard; a stupid oaf. Cf. DUN - meaning "stones," Cf. BAUBLES . [British, notion that the male is totally controlled by bohemian any nonconformist; someone
DERHEAD , [since the late 1600s] blunt 1. 1800s, Barrereand Leland] his sexual urges. [British euphemism, 1800s, tending toward disorderly dress,
barbiturates in general. For synonyms bobby (also peeler) a policeman. From the Farmer and Henley] manners, and sexual practices,
see BARB. 2, a capsule of Seconal (trademark),
a barbiturate used as a recreational drug.
[both senses, U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-
name "Robert Peel," who was responsible for
the law which established "bobbies." See
PEELER. [British slang and colloquial, early
V body-snatcher 1. a GHOUL (sense 1); a grave
robber. Cf. RESURRECTIONIST , [since the early
1800s] 2. an undertaker. [British and U.S.
sometimes capitalized, [from the
French use of the term to refer to a
Gypsy or a vagabond; Bohemia,
pres.] 1800s-pres.] jocular euphemism, early 1800s-pres.] 3. a (Austria), was thought to be the home
blunt end the GLANS PENIS (q.v.). Cf. BELL- Bob, Harry, and Dick ill; vomiting. Rhyming kidnapper. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 4. a stretcher- of the Gypsies; since the mid 1800s]
END. [British military, 1900s, Dictionary of slang for "sick." [Briiish slang, mid 1800s, bearer. [British military, 1900s, Fraser and
Slang and Unconventional English] boho See BOHUNK .
Ware] Gibbons]
blurry bloody. A euphemism of disguise. See Bob my pal a man's girlfriend. Rhyming slang body wax dung; human feces. [U.S., early bohunk (also bohak, bohawk, boho)
PLURRY. [British, early 1900s]
for "gal." [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and 1900s] 1. any
bhirt 1, a rude exclamation, the equivalent of Henley] low-class southern European; any
"Fart!," i.e., "Nonsense!" 2. to release intesti- boeotian a blockhead; a dull ox-tender, [from immigrant laborer. A blend of
nal gas audibly; to crepitate. For synonyms bo-bo bush marijuana. [U.S. underworld, mid Greek; in English by the late 1500s] "bohemian" and "Hungarian." 2. any
seeGURK. [British, 1600s-1900s] 3. to puff or 1900s] boff 1. to obtain sexual relief through copula- of the languages of low-class southern
belch; to belch audibly. bob squirt a worthless fellow. Cf. SQUIRT tion. [U.S., 1900s] 2. to vomit. A disguise of Europeans. 3. any stupid or awkward
blushing bloody. [British euphemism, late (sense 1). [British, 1800s] BARF (q.v.). For synonyms see YORK . [U.S., person, [all senses, U.S. slang and
1800s-early 1900s] bobstay theFRENUM (q.v.) of the penis. From a 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] 3. to mastur- colloquial, late 180Os-19O0s] 4. a
B.M. a "bowel movement," an act of defeca- nautical term for the device which holds a bate, usually said of a male. [U.S., 1900s.] Caucasian from the point of view of a
tion. bowsprit down. See BOWSPRIT. Cf. G-STRING. bolting masturbation. See BOFF (sense 3). Negro. See HONKY , HUNK (sense 3).
M.O.C. 1. a "big man on campus," an im- [British, late 1700s, Grose] [British slang, early 1900s] For synonyms see PECKER-WOOD.
portant or self-important college student or a
Person who behaves like one. Cf. B.T.0.2. the bob tail 1. a lewd woman; a woman who bog 1. a W.C.; a restroom. 2. to retire to the boil the site of a skin infection consisting
D1
g machine on campus," i.e., the computer. * masturba tes herse lf . [Br itish, late W.C. 3. to urinate or use the W.C.; to defile of an inflamed, pus-filled lesion. Cf.
1600s-1800s] 2. an impotent man; a eunuch. with excrement, [current colloquial use; some CARBUNCLE, FURUNCLE . For related
jocular reinterpretation of the initialism. ,Q
Jnegative connotations. [U.S. slang, early As if his penis had been bobbed. [British, senses since the 1500s or 1600s] terms see BURBLE.
'*U0s-pres.] 1800s, Lexicon Balatronicum] 3. the penis. Cf. Bogart to linger with a marijuana cigarette boil bangers to copulate. Cf. STICK
before passing it on to another person; to get AND BANGERS. [Australian, 1900s]
boiled intoxicated with alcohol. Cf.
PARBOILED , [slang, late 1800s-1900s]
boiled as an owl intoxicated with
alcohol. Cf.
BILED OWL, DRUNK AS A BOILED OWL,
OWLED.
[British and U.S., late 18O0s-19O0s]
boiled dinner an Irishman. Derogatory.
[U.S. underworld, early 1900s]
d OW l 41 booze
40
boiled owl See BILED OWL, DRUNK AS A BOILED bone 1. the F I NG E R (q.v.). 2. the penis, es- DAFT. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. slightly intoxi- booger man (also booger) a bugbear; a
OWL. pecially the erect penis. Cf. HAMBONE , MAR - cated with alcohol. [British military, early goblin. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before]
boiled rag a broken-down old woman. Rhym- R OW - B ONE . 3. a trombone. No negative con - 1900s, Granville] bonnet a woman. Cf. SKIRT, boogie 1. syphilis. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s,
ing slang for an "old hag." [U.S., 1900s, Dic- notations. 4. a marijuana cigareMe. [all senses^ [colloquial, late Deak] 2. a derogatory nickname for a Negro.
tionary of Rhyming Slang] U.S. slang, colloquial, and nonce, 1900s and 1800s] Also boog. [U.S. slang, early 1900s] 3. nasal
boilermaker 1. a virile male; a rough cave man. before] boo (also bu) 1. marijuana. Cf. BO-BO BUSH. mucus; a glob of nasal mucus. Cf. BOOGER
2. beer with a shot of whisky in it. 3. a very bone- ache (also bone-ague) syphil' s. From [U.S. drug culture, early 1900s] 2. a derogato- (sense 2). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] Synonyms
hard punch or blow to the body, [all senses, N EOPOLITAN BONE - ACHE (q.v.). Cf. BONE (sense ry nickname for a Negro. From JIGABOO and related terms: , BUGABOO, BUGGER,
U.S. slang, 1900s] 2). [late 1500s-1600s] (q.v.). CATARRH, PHLEGM, SNOB, SNOT, SNOTTER.

boiling drunk heavily intoxicated with alco- bone- bender (also bone- breaker) a nickname boob I. a gullible oaf; a bumpkin. A trunca- book a prostitute's list of clients. [U.S. under-
hol. Based on "boiling mad." [U.S. slang, for a physician. For synonyms see DOC . [U.S., tion ofBOOBY (sense 2). [U.S. slang, early world, mid 1900s]
1900s] 1900s, Wentw orth and Flexner] 1900s-pres.] 2. a breast. See BOOBIES, BOOBS. booly-dog copulation. For synonyms see
B.O. juice a deodorant; an under-arm de- bone-box 1. a coffin. 2. an ambulance. Cf. booberine a giddy young woman; a gullible SMOCKAGE. [U.S. slang, 1900s or before]
odorant. "B.O." is "body odor." [U.S. slang, BLOOD - BOX , [both senses, U.S., 1900s] Syn and silly woman. A contrived feminine form boom-boom a bowel movement. Refers to
mid 1900s-pres.] onyms: BLOOD-BOX, BLOOD-BUCKET, of BOOB (sense 1). Cf. BLISTERINE. [U.S. slang, CREPITATION (q.v.). For synonyms see EASE-
BLOOD-TUB, BLOOD-WAGON, BONE-BOX, BUCK early 1900s, Weseen] MENT. [U.S. juvenile, 1900s]
bollix up (also bollix) to foul something up; to ET OF BLOOD, MEAT-WAGON.
ball something up. From BALLOCKS (q. v.), but booberkin a fat oaf; a bumpkin. The diminu- boom the census to impregnate a woman. For
not usually recognized as such. Cf. BALL-UP. boned intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- tive of BOOB (q.v.). [British, late 1600s, B.E.] synonyms see STORK. [British slang, 1900s,
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s] Synonyms: ASS UP, onyms see WOOFLED. [British, early 1900s, boobery 1. the world of oafs; the world of * Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional
BALLIX, BALLS-UP, BALL-UP, BOLLIX UP, BUG-
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional gullible people. 2. gullibility, [both senses, U.S. English]
GER, BUGGER UP, COCK UP, FRIG-UP, FUCK UP.
English] slang, early 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] boon-dagger a virago; a masculine lesbian. Cf.
bollocks the testicles. See BALLOCKS (sense 1).
bone-grubber a grave robber. From a collo- boobies (also boobys) the human breasts. See BULL-DAGGER, BULLDIKER. [U.S. slang, mid
quial term for one who is a scavenger for the much older form, BUBBIES. [U.S. slang and 1900s-pres.]
Bolshephobm a fear of Bolshevism or Bolshe - bones. Cf. RESURRECTIONIST. [British slang, colloquial, 1900s] boong an Australian aborigine. See BOANG.
viks. S ee P H OB I A for similar forms. [U.S. mid 1800s]
slang, mid 1900s] boo-boo 1. a derogatory nickname for a For synonyms see ABO. boong-moll 1. a
bonehead 1. a dull oaf. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s Negro. A reduplication of BOO (sense 2). [U.S. prostitute who caters to men with dark skins,
Bolshy (also Bolshie) a Bolshevik; a Commun - and before] 2. a Negro, specifically a male slang, 1900s] 2. the posteriors. [British, 1800s, [early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and
ist. [U.S., 1900s] Negro prisoner. Derogatory, [u.a., early Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional Unconventional English] 2. a Negro
bolts and taps bolts and nuts. A euphemistic 1900s, Weseen] English] 3. feces; human feces. [primarily ju- catamite. [Australian, early 1900s, Dictionary
phrase avoiding NUTS (sense 1), "testicles." bone-house 1. a coffin. [British and U.S., late venile, U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 4. a testicle. of Slang and Unconventional English] boor an
[U.S. dialect (Ozarks), Randolph and Wilson] 1700s-1900s] 2. a charnel house. Cf. OSSUARY. Usually in the plural. [U.S., 1900s, (Truman illiterate oaf or rustic; an uncouth man. For
bolus 1. a doctor. For synonyms see D O C . [British and U.S., early 1800s-ip)s] bone-on Capote)] synonyms see OAF. [from Dutch Boer,
[from the Latin word for "pill"; British and 1. an erection in "have a bone-on." Cf. BONE boobs the breasts. Cf. BOOBIES, BUBBIES. [U.S. "peasant"; since the early 1900s] boosey cock
U.S. colloquial, 1700s-1800s] 2. a pharmacist; (sense 2). For synonyms see ERECTION. 2. (also boosy cock) a drunkard. [British,
an apothecary or a chemist (British); a dis - lustful; to be sexually aroused. For synonyms slang and colloquial, mid 1900s-pres.]
Boobusamericanus a typical (or stereotypical) 1700s-1800s] booshwah See BUSHWAH. boot 1.
penser of pills. [British, late 1800s, Barrere see HUMPY, [both senses, U.S. slang, 1900s an instrument of torture which encases the
and Leland] and before] bone-orchard a graveyard. Cf. foolish and gullible American citizen. Cf.
HOMO SAP. [mock-Latin modeled on scientific lower leg. Also bootikins. [Scots, late
iH >m the posteriors; the anus. An obsolete BONE-YARD, MARBLE ORCHARD. [British and 1500s] 2. to vomit. For synonyms see YORK.
form of BUM (sense 1). Cf. BI M (sense 2). U.S. colloquial, 1900s] binomial taxonomy; U.S. slang, early 1900s]
booby 1. to behave like a booby, [late 1500s] 2. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Current Slang] 3. a
[1300s] boner 1. the erect penis. Cf. BONE (sense 2). 2. a derogatory nickname for a Negro. A trunca-
a country bumpkin; a jerk. Cf. BOOB (sense 1).
bombed 1. intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. mistake; a silly or serious error, [both senses, [since the 1600s, B.E.] 3. a breast. See BOOBIES. tion of BOOTLIPS(<7.V.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
slang, early I900s-pres.] 2. drug intoxicated. U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] pres.]
From sense 1. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- booby hatch I. a jail; any type of a lock-up. 2.
pres.] bones a physician. A truncation of SAWBONES an insane asylum. Both are from the nautical boot hill a cemetery. A frontier cemetery
bomber (also bomb) a thick marijuana ciga -
(q.v.). [British and U.S., late 1800s-pres.] name of a specific type of hatch on a ship. where gunfighters were buried. [U.S. collo-
rette. Cf. TOR PE DO . [U.S. drug culture, mid ! bones, on the pregnant. [British slang, 1800s, [both senses, U.S. slang, early I900s-pres.] quial, 1900s or before] bootie See BOODY.
900s-pres.] Farmer and Henley] boodie 1. a hobgoblin; a specter. [British(from bootikins See BOOT (sense I). bootleg I, to
bombo 1. a cheap w ine. [A ustralian slang, bonetop an oaf; a dullard. Cf. BONEHEAD, MAR- Scots), 1700s] 2. the buttocks. See BOODY sell alcohol illegally during Prohibition. 2.
early 1900s] See also BUMBO (sense 3). 2. the BLE DOME. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] (sense 1). alcohol during Prohibition and after. Both
iemale genitals; the same as BIMBO (sense 3).
bone-yard a cemetery. Cf. BONE-ORCHARD, boody (also bootie) 1. the buttocks. 2. a young are from a U.S. teim used in the 1800s for a
See BUMBO (sense 1).
MARBLE ORCHARD. [U.S. colloquial, late woman with particularly well-proprotioned man who smuggled moonshine by concealing
bombosity the posteriors. [U.S., early 1900s]
1800s-pres.] buttocks; women considered sexually. 3. the bottles in his boot tops, [both senses, U.S.
bombshell a sexually attractive female; a pro-
bonfire the penis. Cf BLOWTORCH. [British female genitals, specifically the vagina. 4. coi- slang, early 1900s] boot-licker (also boot-
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] tion, especially in the expression "get some lick) a sycophant, [colloquial, mid l800s-
boody." Sense 1-4 are synonymous with ASS pres.] bootlips a derogatory nickname for a
oi BUMF (q.v.) and "pamphlet, 1 bong 1. dead. Possibly from an Australian (q. v.). 5. male coition per anum. From sense 4. Negro.
by "bomb." [British, World War aboriginal language, [attested as Australian [all senses, U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] boof
Pidgin, 1800s, Barrere and Leland] 2. a device Cf. BOOT (sense 3). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
stupid. Possibly from BUFFOON (q.v.) or Boots, old the devil. For synonyms see FIEND.
n
tn e*ifr" a fine
courtesan or a harlot, [from used in smoking marijuana. Also bhong. bouffe. [British, 1800s or before] boofhead
Ufine Stufr>; late 15OOs I80Os [U.S. drug culture, 1900s] an oaf; a fool. [Australian, early [British, mid 1800s]
bond - ]
ual n\ll a tyPe of sexual activity wherein sex- bongoed (also bongo, bongo'd) intoxicated 1900s, Baker] booze (also boose, bowse, bowze) 1. to drink
and '.s exPeenced when one is bound with alcohol. Cf. BiNGoro. [U.S. slang, mid booger I, a bugbear; the same as BOOGER MAN alcohol; to spree, [since the 1300s] 2. alcohol;
MAsocm^he>less- Considered to be a part of 1900s-pres.] (q.v.). 2. a glob of nasal mucus. Cf. BOOGIE liquor, [since the 1300s; cant by the 1600s;
KHISM (q.v.). See B. AND D. \ bonkers 1. insane; crazy. For synonyms see (sense 3).

4,
;\ . "- t t.
1at 43 bottle-ache
widespread slang, 1800s-pres.] Synonyms, TIPPLE, TITLEY, TITTERY, TOM THUMB, TONSIL 1600s-1800s] 2. intoxicated with alcohol. LEWIS AND WITTIES, LOLLOS, LOVE-BUBBLES,
names of specific beverages, and related terms BATH, TONSIL PAINT, TWANKAY, UNSWEET- [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] LOVE TIPS, LUNGS, MA E WEST, MAMMETS,
for sense 2: A-BOMB JUICE, ALCHY, AL COHOL, ENED, VARNISH-REMOVER, WANKS, WATER OF
borborology vile language; obscene talk. Cf. MANCHESTER CITY, MANCHESTERS, MARACAS,
A L K. H ALL , ALKI HALL , ANTIFREEZE , AP - LIFE, WHISTLE-BELLY VENGBANCE, WHITE,
BORBORYGMUS. [mid 1600s] MARSHMALLOWS, MEAT, MEAT-MARKET, MEL-
PLE-JACK, AQUA VITAE, ARDENT SPIRITS, BAR- WHITE COFFEE, WHITE LIGHTNING, WHITE LINE, ONS, MILK-BOTTLES, MILK-SHOP, MILK-WALK,
LEY BROTH , BARLEY JUICE , BARLEY WATER , WHITE MULE, WHITE PORT, WHITE SATIN, borborygmite a person who uses foul language
MILKY-WAY, MOSOB, MOUNTAINS, MOUNT OF
BATHTUB GIN, BELCH , BELLY -VENGEANCE, WHITE STUFF, WHITE TAPE, WHITE VELVET, constantly. Cf. BORBORYGMUS. [1600s or be-
LILIES , MUFFINS, MURPHIES, NATURE'S FONTS,
BELLY-WASH, BELSH, BERPS, BERPWATER, BEVVY, WHITEWASH, WHITE WINE, WHOOPEE-WATER, fore]
NICK-NACKS, NINNIES, NINNY-JUGS , NORGIES,
BITCHES' WINE, BIT OF BLINK, BIVVY, BLOTTO, WILD MARE'S MILK, WITCH-PISS, WHOOZLE- borborygmus a rumbling in the bowels; one NUBBIES, NUGGETS, ORANGES, OTHER PARTS,
BLUE BLAZER, BLUE BLAZES, BLUE PIG, BLUE WATER, YARD OF SATIN. audible at some distance caused by the move- PAIR, PANTERS, PANTRY SHELVES, PAPS, PEA -
RIBBON , BLUE RUIN, BLUE STONE , BLUE TAPE , ment of intestinal gas. [from Greek borboryg- CHES, PELLETS, PLAYGROUND, POONTS, PRIZE
booze artist a drunkard. For synonyms see mos; iii English by the early 1700s]
BOB. BOILERMAKER, BOMBO, BOOTLEG, BREAKY- FAGGOTS, PUMPS, RACKS, SACKS, SNORBS,
LEG, BRIAN O'LINN, BUB, BUBBLE-WATER, BUBBLY, ALCHY . [Australian and U.S. slang, 1900s]
bordel (also bordelle) 1. a brothel. 2. SUPERDROOPERS, SWINGERS. TEACUPS, THE PER-
BUCKET OF SUDS, BUDGE, BUG JUICE, BUMBO, boozeblind intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. prostitution, [both since the 1300s] SON, THOUSAND PITIES, THREEPENNY BITS, TON-
CACTUS JUICE , CANEBUCK , CAPER - JUICE , BLIND DRUNK.
bordello a brothel. Cf. BORDEL. [since the late SILS, TOP, TOP BALLOCKS, TOP ONES. TORA-
CATGUT , CAT ' S WATER , CHAIN LIGHTNING , boozed (also boozed-up, bowzed) intoxicated 1500s] LOORALS, TOWNS AND CITIES, TREASURE, TREY
CHALK . CHAM . CHOC , CHOKE - DOG , CLAP OF with alcohol, [widespread slang, mid 1800s- BITS, TWIN LOVELINESS, TWINS, UDDER. UPPER-
THUNDER , COCK -ALE , COFFIN VARNISH, COLD
bore 1. the female genitals, specifically the
pres.] Vagina. Cf. CYLINDER, PISTON ROD. 2. tOCOpu- DECK, UPPER-WORKS, VEILED TWINS. VOOS,
COFFEE , C OLORADO COOLAID , CONK-BUSTER , boozed as the gage intoxicated with alcohol. WALLOPIES , WARTS . WATERMELONS . 2. A
CORN, CORN-JUICE , CORN-MULE , COUGAR-
late. [both senses, British slang, 1800s, Farmer^
"Gage" (see GAUGE) may refer to a chamber and Henley] born out of wedlock woman's upper thorax; the bust. 3. the center
MILK , CRAZY WATER , DIDDLE , DIDO , DOCTOR pot. [U.S. slang, early 1700s, Ben Franklin] of one's feelings.
HALL, DONK , DRAIN, DRUDGE , DUTCH COUR- pertaining to a child bosom chums 1. lice. For synonyms see WALK-
AGE, EMBALMING FLUID, EYEWASH, EYE-
booze-fighter a drunkard; an alcoholic. [Aus-
tralian and U.S ;, 1900s] whose natural parents were not married at the ING DANDRUFF. [British a'nd U.S., 1900s] 2.
WATER, FAMILY DISTURBANCE, FAR AND NEAR,
booze-freak a drunkard. [U.S. slang, mid time of the child's birth, bosh nonsense; idle rats. [U.S. slang, early 1900s. Rose]
FINGER AND THUMB, FIREWATER , FIZZ, FLASH
OF LIGHTNING . FOGRAM, FOX -HEAD , GARGLE , 1900s-pres.] talk. Cf. TITOTULAR BOSH . bosom friend 1. a louse! Usually in the plural.
GAS, GATOR SWEAT, GAUGE, GAY AND FRISKY, boozefuddle liquor; alcohol.'A play on "be- [from Turkish; colloquial, early 1800s-pres.] Cf. BOSOM CHUMS. [British. 1700s] 2. alcohol.
GIDDY -WATER , GIGGLE -JUICE, GIGGLE -WATER , fuddle," meaning "confuse." [U.S. dialect, [U.S. slang, 1900s]
boshy intoxicated with alcohol. From BOSKY
GOLDEN CREAM , GRAVE -DIGGER , GREEK FIRE, 1900s or before] (o.v.), pronounced as if one were intoxicated. bosom of the pants the posteriors. Cf. FORE-
GROWLER , GUT-ROT , HARD LIQUOR, HARD boozegob a drunkard. "Gob" is a cant word Cf. TISHY . [British underworld, early 1900s, BUTTOCKS . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
STUFF, HIGHLAND FRISKY, HOGWASH , HOOCH, for "mouth." [U.S. slang, 1900s, Weseen] Dictionary of the Underworld] boss pimp a powerful pimp with a large collec-
JACK - A - DANDY , JACKY , JOHN BARLEYCORN , tion of prostitutes. [U.S. prostitute's argot.
booze-heister a drunkard. [U.S. slang, 1900s] bosiasm the bosom; a woman's breasts. [U.S.
JOHN HALL, JOLLOP , JOY JUICE , JOY - WATER , James]
JUICE . JUNGLE - JUICE , JUNIPER - JUICE , KILL - booze-hound a drunkard; a heavy drinker. slang, mid !900s-pres.]
DEVIL , KILL -GRIEF , KINGDOM COME , KNOCK - [U.S. slang, early l900s-pres.] boskage of Venus the pubic hair, especially the bosthoon an oaf; a dolt, [from Irish use; U.S.,
ME-DOWN , KOOL-AID, LAGE, LAUGHING SOUP, booze-hustler a bootlegger; a seller of illegal female pubic hair. "Bosk" is a term for a early 1800s]
LIGHTNING , LIGHT WET , LIQUID-FIRE, LIQUOR, alcohol during Prohibition. [U.S. slang, early thicket. Cf. MOTTE , STUBBLE, SWEETBRIAR. B.O.T. the "balance of time." the remainder of
L ONDON MILK , LOTION , LUBE , LUSH , MAX , 1900s] [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] a prison sentence as served by a parole viola-
MEDICINE , M EXICAN MILK , MISERY , MOON - booze-king a drunkard. [Australian, 1900s, bosko absolute intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. tor.
SHINE, MOTHER'S MILK, MOUNTAIN-DEW, MUR, Baker] BOSKY . [mock-Latin; British (Kipling)] botanomancy divination using various plant
MYRRH , NANNY - GOAT SWEAT , NANTZ , NEAR boozer (also bouser) 1. a drunkard, [since the bosky almost drunk; nearly intoxicated with materials, primarily leaves. See -MANCY for
BEER. NELSON'S BLOOD, NEVER-FEAR, NIG, NOSE 1500s or before] 2. a tavern; a saloon. [British alcohol. From "bosk," a thicket. Cf. BOSHY. similar forms, [from Greek botane, "plant"]
PAINT, --JOYFUL, OIL OF BARLEY, OLD TOM, slang, late 1800s, Ware]
PAIN -KILLER , PALEFACE , PANTHER JUICE, PAN-
[slang since the early 1700s] botanophobia a dislike or fear of flowers or
THER PISS, PANTHER PIZEN , PANTHER SWEAT, boozery (also boozerie) a saloon. iv.t>. slang, bosom 1. the breasts. Also bosoms. [U.S. eu- plants, [from Greek botane, "plant"]
PHYSIC. PIG'S EAR!, PIG SWEAT, PINE-TOP, PISH, 1900s] phemism, 1800s-1900s] Synonyms: APPLE bother "damn" in BOTHERATION ! (q.v.).
P'SS, PISS-MAKER , PIZEN , PLINK, PLONK , boozician a drunkard. For synonyms see DUMPLING SHOP, APPLES, APPURTENANCES,
Botheration! an oath and an exclamation,
PLUCK, PONG, PONGELOW, POP-SKULL, POTATO ALCHY . [Australian, 1900s, Baker] BABY PILLOWS, BABY'S PUBLIC HOUSE, BAGS,
"Damnation!" [colloquial euphemism, early
SOUP . PRAIRIE - DEW, PRUNE JUICE , PURGE , boozify to make drunk, [possibly a nonce BALCONY, BALLOONS, BAZONGAS, BAZOOMS, BA-
1800s-1900s]
QUEER BEER , RAG -WATER, RED-EYE, RED NED, word; British, early 1800s] ZOONGIES, BEAUSOM, BEAUTS, BEGONIAS,
R
EEB , RIGHT - SORT , ROT - GUT , ROTTO , RUIN , BERKS, BIG BROWN EYES, BLUBBERS, BOBBERS, both sheets in the wind intoxicated with alco-
SATIN , SAUCE, SCAMPER JUICE , SCOOCH ,
boozing-ken a tavern or pub; a saloon. Liter- BOOBIES, BOOBS, BOSIASM, BOSOMS, BOULDERS, hol. Cf THREE SHEETS IN THE WIND, TWO
SCREECH, SHAM, SHAMPOO, SHEEPWASH, SHICK-ER >
ally, "a drinking-house." [cant and slang, BREASTWORKS, BREESTS, BRISTOL CITIES, BRIS- SHEETS THE WIND . [U.S. and elsewhere.
SHINE , SILKEN TWINE , SILLY MILK , SILO
1700s-I800s; attested as U.S. slang, early TOLS, BUBBIES, BUBBLES, BUFFERS, BULBS, 1900s and before]
DRIPPINGS , SISSY BEER , SKEE , SKIT , SKY , SKY
1900s] BUMPERS, BUMPS, BUST, BUTTER-BAGS, BUTT E R - Bots! an oath and an exclamation; a curse in
*LLLE, SLOSH, SNAKE, SNAKEBITE MEDICINE, boozington a drunkard; the same as B O X E S , C A B M A N ' S R E S T S , C A N S , C AT A N D "Bots on you!" A "bot'Vis an insect larva
SNAKE-JUICE, SNAKE MEDICINE, SNAKE-POISON, LUSHINGTON (q.v.). [Australian and British, KITTIES, CAT HEADS, CATS AND KITTIES, CHAR- which infests living tissue, [late 1500s]
SPIRITS . SPIRITUS FRUMENTI , SQUAW PISS , 1800s-1900s] LIES, CHARMS, CHE-CHEES, CHEST AND BED -
AGGER-JUICE, STAGGER-SOUP, STAGGER- boozle coition. For synonyms see SMOCKAGE. DING, CHESTNUTS, CHUBBIES, COKER-NUTS, bottle 1. prostitution, especially male prostitu-
STi R
' STARK NAKED, STINGO, STINKIBUS, [mid 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- CREAM-JUGS, DAIRIES, DIDDIES, DINNERS, tion. [U.S., 1900s] 2. pederasty. 3. to coit a
"NKlous, STREAK OF LIGHTNING, STRIP-
ventional English] DRO O P E RS, DUG S, DUM P L ING S, DUM P LING- woman anally. 4. to coit and impregnate a
TER TAKED' STRONG
AND THIN , STRONG WA- SHOP, EAST AND WEST, EYES, FEEDING-BOTTLES, woman. Senses 1-4 are related to BOTTLE AND
CANT) STUMp LIKK
- E R . SUCK, SUDS, SUGAR- SWI77 boozy (also boosy, bousey, bousy, bowsy) in- FIGURE, FLIP-FLAPS, FORE-BUTTOCKS, FRIED GLASS (^.v.), "ass." [all senses above, British,
S l ) P E R SI J D S
. SWIG, SWILL, SWIPES, A, TANGI- toxicated with alcohol, [since the early 1500s] EGGS, FRONT, GAZONGAS, GLOBES, GOONAS, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven-
EFOOT, TANGLE-LEG, TAPE, " ' 1 ' T E A , borachio (also boraccho, borrachio) 1. a GRAPEFRUITS, GROWTHS, HAND-WARMERS, tional English] 5. an amphetamine tablet.
T H E D E M O N R U M , J UICE T A N T H U M B ' drunkard, [from the Spanish term for a leather HANGERS, HEADLIGHTS, HEMISPHERES, HOG [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
TICKLE-BRAIN, TIGER ' 1GER
MILK, TIGER bottle and the name of a character in Much JAWS, HONEYDEW MELONS, HOOTERS, JELLY- bottle-ache 1. a hangover. See WINEACHE .
PISS, TIGER SWEAT, Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare); British, ON-SPRINGS, JERSEY CITIES, JUGS, [British and U.S., 1800s-19OOs] 2. the DELIR-
KETTLEDRUMS, KNOCKERS, LEMONS,
;'- ;. ; Q f

IUM TREMENS (q.v.). [British slang, 1800s,


branks
Farmer and Henley] breasts. Cf. OVER-THE-SHOULDER-BOULDER- nese; U.S. underworld, early 1900s, Berrey
HOLDER . [U.S. slang, 1900s] and Van den Bark] person who insists on helping even when no
bottle and glass the anus; the posteriors.
Rhyming slang for "ass." [slang, 1900s] bounce to copulate with a woman; to coit a bowsprit the penis. From the nautical term for help is needed. [U.S., 1900s] 2. an effeminate
woman, [slang, late 1800s-1900s] a projecting boom on a ship. Cf. BOBSTAY. male. For synonyms see FRIBBLE. [U.S. slang,
bottle-baby a drunkard. From the term for a early 1900s]
baby who is bottle-fed or who is dependent on bouncing-powder cocaine. Because it makes [British slang, early 1800s, Dictionary of
you HIGH (sense 2). [nonce, early 1900s, Dic- Slang and Unconventional English] bozo a clown; a jerk. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-
8 bottle. [U.S. slang, 1900s] pres.]
bottle-blond a blond whose hair is bleached tionary of the Underworld] bowzer 1. an ugly young woman; a "real dog." Bozzimacoo! "Kiss my ass!"; the same as
rather than naturally blond. A derogatory bouncy-bouncy copulation. Cf. BOUNCE . From the traditional dog name. [U.S. slang, BASIMECU! (q.v.). [from the French baisemon
term. From the time when hair-bleaching or [U.S., 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] mid 1900s-pres.] 2. a merkin. See BOWSER. cul; British dialect, I800s-1900s]
dyeing was considered the mark of a loose bowzered (also bowzed) intoxicated with alco- B.P.N. "bloody public nuisance." Cf B.N.
bound 1. pregnant. Cf. BABY -BOUND . Also in hol. C BOOZED. [U.S. slang, early 1700s]
woman. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] the sense of being firmly bound to the ex- [British slang, 1900s]
pected child and to its father. [ 1400s or before] box 1. a coffin. [U.S., 1800s and probably bra a brassiere. [U.S. colloquial, early 1900s-
bottled intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- before] 2. the female genitals, specifically the
onyms see WOOFLED. [British and U.S., 1900s] 2. constipated, [colloquial since the early pres.] S ynonyms: B RA S SIE R E , DO U B L E - B A R -
1500s] vagina, [widespread slang, 1900s] 3. the male RELLED CATAPULT, DOUBLE-BARRELLED SLING-
bottle-fatigue a hangover. From the military orfemale genitals. [U.S. homosexual use, mid SHOT, FLOPPER-STOPPER, FRONT-SUSPENSION,
term "battle-fatigue." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] bounder a vulgar cad; a man who behaves 1900s] 4. the male genitals, especially as made HAMMOCK FOR TWO, OVER-THF.-SHOULDER-
bottle-head an oaf. Cf. BEETLE-HEAD, [collo- badly in the company of women, [colloquial, visible in revealing clothing. Cf BASKET(sense BOULDER-HOLDER, SOUNDPROOF BRA, TIT-BAG,
quial, mid 1600s-1800s] late 1800s-1900s] 3). [U.S. homosexual use, mid 1900s, Farrell] TIT-HAMMOCK.
bottle-man a drunkard. Cf. BOTTLE-BABY. For bouquet of ass-holes something extremely 5. to copulate with a woman. [U.S. slang, mi4 bra-burner a derogatory nickname for a mili-
synonyms see ALCHY. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] contemptible; an excess of something ex- 1900s-pres.] tant female who supports Women's Libera-
bottle-merchant a CATAMITE (<^.V.) prostitute, tremely contemptible. [U.S. slang, 1900s] box, in the copulating; having the penis in the tion movements. [U.S., 1960s]
a male prostitute specializing in anal copula- bourdaloue a china urine receptacle which can vagina. Cf. BOX (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid bra-buster a shapely female; a woman with
be slipped between a woman's legs. It could be 1900s] large or extremely large breasts. [U.S. slang,
tion as the receiver. Cf. BOTTLE (senses 1 and
2). For synonyms see BRONCO. [British, 1900s, used "in public" under a woman's full skirts. boxed-up (also boxed) 1. intoxicated with al- mid I9O0s-pres.]
Dictionary of the Underworld] Supposedly named for a long-winded Jesuit, cohol. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Wentworth and brace and bit a girl; women considered sex-
Bourdaloue, in the early 17005. Cf. LOO. [Brit- Flexner] 2. drug intoxicated. From sense 1. ually. Rhyming slang for TIT (sense 2). [U.S.,
bottle-stopper a policeman. Rhyming slang [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
for "copper." [U.S., mid 1900s] ish, 1700s-1800s] 1900s, Dictionary of Rhyming Slang]
boxer a catamite. For synonyms see BRONCO . bracero a Mexican laborer working in the U.S.
bottle-sucker a drunkard. [British and U.S. bouser See BOOZER . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.j For synonyms see . [from Spanish "one
slang, 1800s-early 1900s] bovine excrement 1. cattle dung. 2. a jocular box lunch CIJNNILINGUS (q.v.). Based on the who uses his arms"; U.S., 1900s]
bottom 1. the buttocks. [British and U.S. col- euphemism for BULLSHIT (q.v.). [both senses, colloquial term for a picnic lunch. Cf. BOX brache 1. a female dog; a bitch. [1300s] 2. a
loquial euphemism since the 1700s] 2. the U.S. slang, mid 1900s] (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] wretched or cursed person, [early 1600s]
female genitals; the female genital area includ- bovine excrescence the same as BOVINE EXCRE- box of glue a nickname for a Jewish man or brack to make a vomiting sound; to vomit. Cf.
ing the PERINEUM (q.v.). [colloquial, 1900s or MENT (q.V.). woman. Rhyming slang for "Jew." Not neces- BARF , EARP , RALPH , YORK . [onomatopoetic]
sarily derogatory. For synonyms see FIVE AND bracket-face extremely ugly; pertaining to an
bovril nonsense; BULLSHIT (q.v.). From the TWO . [U.S., 1900s, Dictionary of Rhyming
bottomless nude from the waist down. Per- brand name of a beef extract. [Australian, ugly person. Probably from "bracket-faced."
taining to waitresses in a bottomless bar. Slang] [British, late 1600s, B.E.]
early 1900s, Baker]
From TOPLESS (q.v.). Occasionally refers to box the Jesuit and get cockroaches (also box bracmard the penis. One of a series of "sword"
total nudity. [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] bow the penis. For playing the FIDDLE (sense the Jesuit) to masturbate, said of the male. words for this organ. Cf. BLADE , CUTLASS ,
bottomless-pit 1. the female genitals, specifi- 2), the vagina. Cf. FIDDLE - BOW , [slang, Cf FLOG THE BISHOP. For synonyms see WASTE DAGGER, DIRK, GLADIUS, LANCE, POINT, [from
1800s-1900s] the French braquemart, a type of straight
cally the vagina. Cf. DEAD-END STREET, HELL TIME . [British, 1700s-1800s] box-unseen the
(sense 2). [British and later, U.S., early 1800s- bow and arrow a derogatory nickname for an broadsword; British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
American Indian. [U.S., 1900s or before] female genitals. Cf. BOX (sense Henley]
pres.] 2. hell. Cf. BARATHRUM , [usually at-
tributed to a Biblical source (Revelations); bowdlerize to expurgate; to edit overly mod - 2). [vague reference from All's Well That Ends bradyspermatism the lack of ejaculatory force
British and U.S. euphemism] estly. From the proper name "Thomas Bowd- Well (Shakespeare)] in ejecting semen. Literally, "slow sperm," a
bottoms a nickname for a catamite. For syn- ler," who pubHshed an expurgated edition of boy 1. a derogatory term for a Negro male of possible cause of sterility, [medical]
onyms see BRONCO. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- Shakespeare in 1818. Cf. PRUNE (sense 1). any age. [U.S. 1800s-l900s] 2. a catamite. brainsick insane; sick in the head, [colloquial
pres.] [since the early 1800s] [U.S. underworld, mid 1900s] 3. heroin. Cf. since the 1400s]
bottom's up 1. copulation wherein the male GIRL (sense 9). [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- brake to vomit. See PARBREAK .
enters the vagina from the rear. 2. anal hetero- bowel the intestines; guts. Usually in the plu-
ral, [since the 1300s, Oxford English Diction- pres.] 4. an effeminate male homosexual. Sim- brakes the female pubic hair. Cf BOSKAGE OF
sexual copulation. From the drinking toast. ilar to sense 2. [U.S. slang, 1900s, Wentworth VENUS. "Brakes" refers to a thicket, [double
Iboth senses, U.S. slang, 1900s] ary] entendre from A Midsummer Night's Dream
and Flexner] 5. a masculine woman. Cf.
bottom-wetter See DO A BOTTOM -WETTER . bowel movement 1. an act of defecation. For (sense 6). For synonyms see AMAZON . [U.S., (Shakespeare)]
bottom woman the most dependable woman synonyms see EASEMENT . 2. feces; human 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] brandle to masturbate. From a term meaning
n, | P imP's collection or STABLE (sense 2). feces. Both are abbreviated "B.M." [both Boy, old the devil. [British and U.S. collo- "shake." [early 1600s]
LU.is. underworld, mid 1900s] ,"? ^Iso bottie) senses, U.S. euphemism, 1900s] quial, early 1800s] brandy-face a drunkard, [slang, late 1600s]
bowel off to have diarrhea. [U.S. dialect boy, the the penis; a typical personification of brandy-faced pertaining to the bloated and
the posteriors, especially of an mtant. the penis. See MAN THOMAS , MY. [British
[British juvenile, mid 1800s-1900s] rtcf" (Ozarks), Randolph and Wilson] reddened appearance of the face of a drunkard.
slang, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- [1600s]
Anally a room where a lady could berir bowel-training teaching a chib or perhaps a ventional English]
pet to control its bowels; essentially the same branks a device for the punishment of scolds
r lntim ate friends. Now usually a as TOILET -TRAINING (q.v.). boy-in-the-boat the clitoris. Cf. LITTLE MAN IN
edr and gossips. The offender's head was placed in
b om. [since the late 1700s] THE BOAT, TALK TO THE CANOE DRIVER. [Brit-
bowser 1. a MERKIN (q.v.). It is not known to ish, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- a bridle (the BRANKS), which sometimes had a
[lafe l500s]SallWS" C/ LEAFLESS TREE' TREE' Ulders breasts, which of the merkin senses this refers, proba- ventional English] sharp mouthpiece which cut the tongue of the
bly a pudendal wig, i.e., false female pubic boy scout 1. a gentle and helpful person; a
especially large or pendulous hair. 2. an ugly young woman. See BOWZER .
bow-sow narcotics. [Chinese or mock-Chi-
[laf l 5 S a l l W S C/ LEAFLESS TREE TREE
' '
47 broad
offender (almost always a woman) while she going steady. 2. a separation; a divorce. Usu- breed a derogatory term for an American Indi- ING . Also extended to humans. [British and
was paraded through town, [late 1500s] Terms ally hyphenated when used as a noun. [U.S. an one of whose parents is not an Indian. A later U.S. use, 1900s]
for other devices of torture and punishment: colloquial, mid 1900s-pres.] Synonyms and truncation of HALF - BREED (q.v.). [U.S., brimstone 1. a lewd woman; a prostitute. [Brit-
BOOT, GIN, PRESSING TO DEATH, RACK, SPANISH related terms for both senses: UEWIFE , GREAT 1800s-1900s] ish, 1600s, B.E.] 2. a virago; a spitfire. [British,
BOOT, STRAPPADO, THUMBKINS, THUMBSCREW. DIVIDE, HOLY DEADLOCK, MATCHRUPTCY, REN- breeks breeches. See BREECH (sense 1). [British 1700s, Farmer and Henley]
brash heartburn with or without a regurgita- OVATE, SPLIT THE BLANKETS, SPLIT UP. dialects, 17OOs-l9OOs] bring down by hand to abate an erection by
tion of saliva or the contents of the stomach, break wind originally to release wind upwards breests the mammary glands of humans and masturbating to ejaculation, accomplished by
[medical] (ERUCTATE , q.v.), or release wind downwards animals. A regional pronunciation of oneself or someone else. The opposite of
Brassafrax! an exclamation, "Damn it!" [U.S. (CREPITATE , q.v.), in the 1500s. Now usually "breasts." Cf. BREAST. [British dialect, 1600s] BRING UP BY HAND (q.V.). Cf BRING OFF BY
slang, mid 1900s, Current Slang] the latter. There is no single word for this breeze a release of intestinal gas. For syn- HAND , TAKE DOWN . [British slang, 1800s,
subject for use in "polite speech," where the onymssee GURK . [U.S. slang, 1900s] Farmer and Henley] bring forth to give
brassiere a feminine undergarment which sup- subject would almost never be mentioned.
ports and shapes the breasts. Originally refer- breezy intoxicated with alcohol. Refers to the birth (to a child). bring it away to cause an
This most closely approaches a word-of- drinker's alcohol-laden breath. [U.S. slang,
red to a device for supporting a nursing baby. choice for this subject. Cf. PASS GAS. For syn- abortion. [British
For synonyms see BRA. [from a French word mid 1800s, Wentworth and Flexner]
onyms see GURK. [since the 1500s] break wind euphemism, 1900s] bring off (also bring
meaning "arm"] backwards (also break wind downwards) to brewer's horse a drunkard, [from Henry IV,
brass nail a prostitute. Rhyming slang for TAIL Part One (Shakespeare)] someone off) to cause
release gas from the lower intestines,
(sense 6). [British, early 1900s, Dictionary of [somewhat euphemistic, survives in British Brian O'Linn gin; a glass of gin. Rhyming ejaculation in oneself or another person. Cf.
Rhyming Slang] dialects, 1500s] slang for "gin." [British slang, mid 1800s, s BRING OFF BY HAND, [colloquial or slang since
brassnob a prostitute. Possibly rhyming slang break wind upwards to ERUCTATE (q.v.); to Farmer and Henley] the 1600s]
for JOB (sense 2 or 3). [British, early 1900s, BELCH (q.v.); to release gas from the stomach brick I. opium. See BRICK GUM. [U.S. under- bring off by hand tocause orgasm in oneself or
Dictionary of the Underworld] brat 1. a through the mouth. Cf. BRING UP GAS . [mid world, early 1900s] 2. a pound or a kilogram another person by masturbation. [British,
derogatory name for a troublesome child, 1500s] of marijuana molded in the shape of a brick. 1800s]
[since the early 1500s] 2. a bastard. For breaky-leg any alcoholic beverage. For syn- Cf. KEY, Kl. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- bring on to arouse sexually; to TURN ON (sense
synonyms see ACCIDENT, [since the 1500s] 3. a onyms see BOOZE. [British andJJ.S. slang, mid pres.] I), [colloquial since the 1500s]
young CATAMITE FELLATOR (both q.V.). Cf. I800s-1900s.] brick gum (also brick) opium; gum opium. bring on the china to cause an orgasm. [British
BOV (sense 2). [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, [U.S. underworld, early 1900s] bride 1. one's slang, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon-
breast 1. one of the human man glands.
Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] Occurs in the singular or plural, and is vir - ventional English]
wife. 2. any girlfriend orwoman,
brat-getting place the female genitals. For syn- tually the only polite word for this gland bring out to introduce or initiate (someone)
onyms see MONOSYLLABLE . [British slang, one's own or someone else's, [both senses,
which is used in the singular. For synonyms into homosexual activities; to cause someone
1800s, Farmer and Henley] see BOSOM. 2. a woman's chest or thorax, colloquial, 1900s or before] bridgey
tO COME OUT OF THE CLOSET (q.V.). Cf DAUGH-
bravo a Mexican or Mexican American. De- including the mammary glands; the place on a intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang, TER, MOTHER (sense 3). [U.S. homosexual use,
rogatory when used as a generic term. For woman's body to which a baby is held. 3. the early 1700s, Ben Franklin] briefs I. a type of mid 1900s-pres., Stanley]
synonyms see . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] chest or thorax of a man, used especially when pants (usually underwear or bring up 1. to vomit; to vomit something. 2. to
breach the female genitals. Cf. BREECH (sense referring to love or tenderness, [all senses beach attire) with a low-cut waist and no legs. cough up something, as in "bring up blood."
2). [British, 1600s] since e. 1000] 2. a euphemism for men's underpants. For [both senses, U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before]
bread the female genitals. Cf. BUN (sense 3), breast complaint (also breast disease) tuber- synonyms see NETHER GARMENTS, [both bring up by hand to produce an erection (one's
JELLY-ROLL (sense 1), YEAST-POWDER BISCUIT. culosis. [U.S. euphemism, 1800s-1900s, Went- senses, 1900s] own or someone else's) through manual stim-
[U.S. slang, 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] worth] brigand an outlaw; a bandit, [since the early ulation. A play on the expression describing
bread and butter pertaining to face-to-face breast-work fondling, petting, or kissing the 1400s] the careful nurturing of a living thing. Cf.
copulation. Cf. BUTTER , [prostitute's jargon, breasts. A reinterpretation of an old term for a BRING DOWN BY HAND. [British slang, 1800s,
defense wall or a parapet, [continuous nonce bright 1. a dandy; a fop. See BLOOD (sense I). 2.
(Farmer and Henley); British, 1800s] a mulatto. A truncation of BRIGHT MULATTO Farmer and Henley]
bread-basket the belly; the stomach, [since the use] bring up gas to belch; to eructate. Cf. BREAK
(q.v.). For synonyms see MAHOGANY . [U.S.
mid 1700s] breastworks the human breasts. [U.S. slang, slang, 1800s-1900s] WIND UPWARDS . [U.S., 1900s and before]
bread-winner the female genitals, specifically mid 1900s-pres.] bright in the eye tipsy; intoxicated with alco- brisket 1. the chest; the BREAST (sense 2). 2. fat
the vagina. [British prostitute's slang, 1800s, bre a the one 's la st to die . [ c olloquia l, hol. [British slang, late 1800s, Farmer and gathered at the waistline; a SPARE TIRE (q.v.).
Farmer and Henley] 1800s- 1900s] Henley] [widespread slang, 1900s]
b
rfwvilg t0 dewginate. Cf. CRACKED PITCHER. Bristol cities (also Bristol city) the human
L1600s] 2. to break down a woman's resistance breath strong enough to carry coal with intoxi- bright mulatto an OCTOROON or a QUADROON
and coit her; to rape a woman. [U.S. slang, cated with alcohol. [British and U.S., late (both<7.v.). Cf. BRIGHT (sense 2). [U.S., 1900s, breasts. Rhyming slang for "titties," usually
mid 1900s] 1800s-1900s] Berrey and Van den Bark] seen as BRISTOLS (q.v.). Cf. JERSEY CITIES,
break a lance with to copulate with a woman. breech 1. a garment covering the gentials and Brighton Pier a homosexual male. Rhyming MANCHESTER CITY. For synonyms see BOSOM.
4- LANCE. [Britishslang, 1800s, Dictionary of buttocks. The garment has evolved into trou- slang for "queer." For synonyms see EPICENE. [British slang, early I900s-pres.]
vangk andlegUnconventional English] sers, and the term is found now as "breeches" [British slang, early 1900s, Dictionary of Bristols the human breasts. From B RISTOL
anH * '* t0 8et pregnant; to get seduced or "britches." [ since 1000] 2. the area Slang and Unconventional English] CITIES (<7.v.). Cf. MANCHESTERS. [British slang,
no pregnant. 2. to copulate with a woman. covered by a BREECH (sense i), primarily the early 1900s-pres.]
A ' r . ri* LEG 0N A bright skin a Caucasian. Cf. BRIGHT, BRIGHT
S en ses WOMAN, laSPRAIN
t e 1 8OOs ONE'S
9 n and
1900s, Barrere . ' " US sla n
^ -b buttocks. 3. the rear of anything. MULATTO . [U.S. slang, 1900s] britches trousers; breeches. For synonyms see
e S ba ls (also Leland]
bust one s nu s
advers?, J I ' ) to suffer thine breech-cloth (also breech-clout) a garment brim I. a lewd woman; a furious woman; a GALLIGASKINS . [U.S. dialect and colloquial.
rr T dlscom
frt to accomplish some- which covers the buttocks (or at least the BITCH (sense 2). See BRIMSTONE (sense 1). 1800s-1900s]
19
Os-pres.]BALL"BUSTER- [U-S- slanS' mid P ' to gluteal furrow) and the genitals. See BREECH [British, early 1700s-I800s] 2. a boar, [dialect, britchings diapers. From BRITCHES (q.v.).
(sense 1). 1400s] 3. for a sow to be in heat; to desire the [U.S.dialect(Ozarks), Randolph and Wilson]
separate; to divorce; to cease breeches (also breech) originally the equiv- BRIM (sense 2), the boar, [dialect, 1400s] 4. the B.R.O. the "brush-off." The initials "B" and
alent of BREECH-CLOTH (q.v.); later, knee- copulation of hogs, [dialect, 1400s] 5. human "R"are pronounced separately. [U.S., 1900s]
breeches, trousers, and men's underwear. See copulation. Fromsense4. [British, l600s]6.a broad 1. a mistress or a prostitute. [U.S. un-
BREECH (sense I), BRITCHES. For synonyms see prostitute. From sense 3. [British, early 1700s] derworld use and general slang, early 1900s-
GALLIGASKINS. brimming lustful. Originally pertaining to a pres.]2.any woman. Mildly derogatory. [U.S.
sow which is ripe for a boar. Cf. BRIM, BULL- slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
49 browning
I bod the body of a female, girl, or HIDE, HUMP, INGLE, KID LAMB, " r T, LAMB, HOUSE. FISH-MARKET. FLASH-CASE. FLASH-CRIB. underworld, early 1900s. Goldin. O'l.eary.
lan. Cf. BOD. [U.S. slang, 1900s] )-jumper LAY, LILYWHITF., LITTLE LADY, MALE VARLET, FLASH-DRUM. FLASH-HOUSE. FLASH-KEN, FLASH- and Lipsius] 4. pertaining to the anus or to
I. a rapist. Cf. BROAD (sense 2), p. [early MASCULINE WHORE, MlSS NANCY, MUSTARD- PANNY, FLEA AND LOUSE. FLESH-FACTORY, FLESH- human feces. [U.S.. 1900s] Senses 1-4 refer to
1900s] 2. a thief who leaves ins out on) POT, N AN - BOY , N ANCE , NSPHEW , NIGH MARKET, FLESH-POT, FLESH-SHAMBLES. FORNIX. the color of feces. 5. a Mexican or a Puerto
ENOUGH, ONE OF THE BROWN FAMILY, ONE OF FRANZY HOUSE, FUCKERY. FUCK-HOUSE, GARDEN- Rican. Derogatory. [U.S. slang, mid !900s-
his woman; a jilter. [U.S. erworld, early
THOSE, PAINTED-WILLIE, PANSY, PASSIVE PAR- HOUSE. GAY HOUSE. GIRLERY, GIRL SHOP, GOAT- pres.] 6. heroin. Cf. BROWN SUGAR (sense 2).
1900s] dway broad I. a prostitute. 2. a TICIPANT, 1, PEDDLE-SNATCIl, PEG BOY,
young nan trying to break into the theater,
HOUSE. GOOSEBERRY-RANCH, GOOSING-RANCH, [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] 7. a
PIECE OF SNATCH, PINK PANTS, POGF.R, POSSESH, GOOSING-SLUM, GRINDING-HOUSE. HEIFER BARN, mulatto. Derogatory. [U.S.. 1900s]
[both es, U.S. slang, mid 1900s] :oli POUFTER, PRESHEN, PRUSHUN, PUNCE, PUNK, HEIFER DEN, H. OF I.F., HOOK-SHOP. HOT-HOLE.
marijuana. For synonyms see MARI . >. PUNK KID, RECEIVER, RING-TAIL, RING-TAIL
brown Bess 1. "yes." Rhyming slang. [British.
HOT-HOUSE. HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS. HOUSE OF
drug culture, mid I900s-pres.] i a WIFE, ROAD KID, ROUNDEYE, SNATCH-PEDDLER,
1800s] 2. a prostitute. [British slang, earh
ALL NATIONS. HOUSE OF ASSIGNATION. HOUSE OF 1600s]
contemptible, rotten man. Named for pc of TRUG, TWIDGET, WIFE, WlLLIE, YOUTHFUL CALL. HOUSE OF CIVIL RECEPTION. HOUSE OF
stinking badger. For synonyms see KE- VICTIM OF A DEGENERATE. ENJOYMENT, HOUSE OF ILL-DELIGHT, HOUSE OF brown boy a male who obtains sexual grati-
IIORN. [1500s or 1600s] uee trousers. For brontomancy divination involving thunder. ILL-FAME, HOUSE OF ILL-REPUTE. HOUSE OF JOY. fication through COPROPHILIA ( q . v. ) . See
FECAL-FREAK, KITCHEN-CLEANER, POUND-
synonyms see GAL - ASK INS. [early 1600s] See - MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek HOUSE OF LEWD-NESS, HOUSE OF PROFESSION,
CAKE QUEEN. [U.S. slang..mid 1900s-pres.]
HOUSE OF RESORT, HOUSE OF SALE, HUMMUMS.
er an attractive female; a sexually tempt- bronte, "thunder"] brontophobia a fear of brown bucket the rectum. Cf. BROWN (sense 1).
ICE PALACE, JACK-
orseductive female. Based on the"heat" of thunder. See PHOBIA BUCKET (sense 2). For synonvms see ANUS .
sion and on a "broiler" chicken. From SIE , JAG - HOUSE (male), JOINT , JOY HOUSE .
for similar forms, [from Greek bronle, JUKE-HOUSE. KIP, KIPSHOP, KNOCKING-HOUSE, [U.S. slang, 1900s]
(sense I). [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Ber- "thunder"] Bronx cheer a jeering noise made brown dots the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). Cf. DOTS ,
KNOCKING-JOINT, KNOCKING-SHOP. LADIES\
and Van den Bark] en her teacup to have MICRODOTS . [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-
been deflowered. by placing COLLEGE. LEAPING-HOUSE. LEWD HOUSE,
the tongue between the two lips and blowing LOOSE-LOVE CENTER. LUPANAR. MEAT HOUSE, pres.]
DEFLOWER. Cf. CRACK A JUDY'S TEACUP. MOLL-SHOP, MOLLY-HOUSE (male), MONKEY-
air. Technically, a voiceless, bilabio-lingual browned 1. darned. A mild euphemism for
itish euphemism, 1800s, Farmer and "damned." [U.S.. 1900s or before] 2. angered.
trill. Cf. RASPBERRY. [U.S. slang, early 1900s- HOUSE . NANNY-HOUSE, NANNY-SHOP. NAUGHTY-
iley] HOUSE. NAUTCH-JOINT. NOTCHERY, NOTCH- See BROWNED-OFF.
pres.] Bronx salute the B RONX CHEER
en-kneed (also broken-legged) pertaining HOUSE. NOTCH-JOINT, NUGGING-HOUSE. NUG-
i woman who was seduced and made preg- (q.v.). browned-off thoroughly disgusted; PISSED-OFF
GING-KEN. NUNNERY, OCCUPYING-HOUSE. ON-
it. Refers to a difficulty in remaining up- brood I. a good-looking young woman; a ERY-HOUSE. PARLOR HOUSE. PEG-HOUSE (male). (q.v.). [slang. 1900s] brown-eye(alsoeye) anal
lt. Cf. BREAK A LEG, SPRAIN ONE'S ANKLE. sexually attractive female. 2. a young woman PHEASANTRY. PUNCH-HOUSE. PUSHING SCHOOL. copulation: an act of
itish, 1700s-1800s] who is known to permit copulation without RED LAMP, RED LIGHT, RED-LIGHT HOUSE, RIB- anal copulation. Usually said of males. Cf.
en oar a prostitute. Rhyming slang for much fuss, [both senses, U.S. slang, mid JOINT. SCHOOL OF VENUS. SERAGLIETTO,
BROWN (sense 2). [U.S. slang. 1900s] Brown
." Cf. BOAT AND OAR. [British, 1900s, l900s-pres.] SERAGLIO, SHANTY, SLAUGHTER-HOUSE,
broom 1. the female genitals. This term family, the pederasts in general Cf
iionary of Rhyming Slang] SMOONGY, SMUGGLING-KEN, SNOOZING-KEN,
matches the male member, BROOM-HANDLE SPINTRY (male), SPORTER , SPORTING - HOUSE , ONE OF THE B ROWN FAMILY . [U.S slang
;en-rib a divorced woman. Cf. RIB , SPARE
(q.v.). 2. the female pubic hair. For synonyms SPORTING-TAVERN. STEW, TEMPLE OF VENT'S, 1900s]
;en-wrist a homosexual male; the same as see DOWNSHIRE . [both senses, British slang, THE STEWS, TIMOTHY, TOUCH-CRIB, TRUG- brown girl a mulatto Negress, especially a
IP-WRIST(<7.V.). For synonyms see EPICENE.
1800s, Farmer and Henley] GLING-KEN, VAULTING-HOUSE. VAULTING- sexually willing young woman. Cf. BROWN
broom-handle (also broomstick) the penis. Cf. SCHOOL. VROW-CASE, WALK-UP, WARM SHOP, MAN . [Caribbean (Jamaican). Cassidy and Le
S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] WARREN, WHOREHOUSE. WHORE-SHOP, WIN-, Page]
BROOM (sense I), [harlot's use, (Farmer and i,
ier a narcotics peddler or pusher. [U.S. DOW TAPPERY, WOPSHOP. brown-hatter a pederast. Cf. BROWN (sense 2). [
Henley); British slang, 1800s]
ierworld, early 1900s, Irwin] \ BUD SALLOGH . [British naval slang, early
broomstick-marriage a common-law mar-
nide 1. a dull person who repeats himself riage; a marriage solemnized by an act of no
J 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven-
istantly. 2. a trite and overused expression brothel-house a brothel, [late 1500s, Oxford tional English]
greater importance than jumping over a
saying, [both senses, 1900s] broomstick. [U.S. dialect, Green] English Dictionary] brown hole 1. to commit or permit anal sexual
nidrosiphobia a fear of having a personal brothel a house of prostitution; a place where brother 1. heroin. Cf. BOY (sense 3). [U.S. drug intercourse, [both homosexual and heterosex-
or a repugnance towards any personal prostitutes perform their services; a brothel- culture, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. a black man. A ual use] 2. anal copulation: pederasty. For
. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from house. Originally a good-for-nothing man term of address used by blacks. Cf BLOOD synonyms see SODOMY, [both senses^ U.S.
bromos, "stench," hidros, "sweat"] (1300s), and then a prostitute (1400s). It later (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] slang, mid 1900s]
nidrosis (also bromhidrosis) unpleasant assumed the meaning of BORDEL (q.v.). Now brother Ben an amphetamine, Benzedrine. See brownie 1. a good-natured goblin; a Scottish
foul-smelling perspiration from the feet, used in the "house" sense exclusively. Cur- CO-PILOT BEN. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- house spirit. Also Browny. 2. the anus. Cf.
''n, or armpits, [from Greek bromos, rently the U.S. polite word-of-choice for this pres.] BROWN (sense 1). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] 3."a
:nch," hidros, "sweat"] topic. These synonyms refer to female broth- brother in black a nickname for a Negro. homosexual male who prefers anal coition.
nopnea foul-smelling and offensive els unless indicated otherwise: ACADEMY, AC- [1900s or before] [U.S. homosexual use, mid 1900s-pres.. Far-
ath. [from Greek] COMMODATION HOUSE, ASSIGNATION HOUSE, rell] 4. a chewy square of chocolate cake which
brother of the gusset a pimp. Cf. GUSSET, [cant, has marijuana among its ingredients. Cf.
" (also bronc, bronk) a CATAMITE (q. v.). BAGNIO, BAG-SHANTY, BAND, BAND-BOX, BAND-
1600s, B.-E.]
l m a Spanish word for a "rough" horse; HOUSE, BANG, BAT HOUSE, BAWD'S HOUSE, ALICE B. TOKLAS . [U.S. drug culture, mid
5 brother starlings men who copulate with the 1900s-pres.]
- underworld, early 1900s, Montelone] BAWDYHOUSE, BEAUTY PARLOR, BEAVER BASE,
same mistress. They all return to the same
'Onyms: ANGE LI NA, AUNT, B ALL AND BED-HOUSE, BERKER, BIRDCAGE, BODIKIN, brownie king a pederast; the "active" partner;
BORDEL, BORDELLO, BROTHEL-HOUSE, BULL- NEST (sense 3). Cf. STAR. [British, 1600s, B.E.] the INSERTOR (q.v.). The opposite of BROWNIE
UN, BENDER, BIMBO, BINDLE-BOY, BITCH,
OONG-MOLL, BOTTOMS, BOXER, BOV, BRAT, } R I NG C A M P ( m a l e ) , B U T T O N - H O L E FA C T O RY , brother-where-art-thou? a drunkard. For syn- QUEEN (q.v.). Cf. ARSE KING, ASPRO. [U.S.
*N, BRUNSER, BUM-BOY, CATCH, CHER- CAB, CAB -JOINT , CAKE -SHOP , CALL-HOUSE , onyms see ALCHY. [British slang, 1800s, Dic- homosexual use, mid 1900s, Farrell] brownie
PICKER, CHUFF, CINAEDUS, COMFORT FOR CAMP , CAN HOUSE , CASA , CAT - FLAT , CAT - tionary of Slang and Unconventional English]
queen a pederast; the "passive" partner; a
= TROOPS, FAG, FAIRY, FRUIT, GAL-BOY, HOUSE, CAVAULTING SCHOOL, CHAMBER OF brow a lowbrow; a nonintellectual person.
YME DE, GA SH, GAY- C AT, GAZO OK, COMMERCE , CHIPPY-HOUSE , CHIPPY-JOINT , [U.S. slang, 1900s] RECEIVER (q.V.). Cf. BROWNIE KING.
CU
NEY, GAZOONY, GINCH, GONSEL, HAT, CORINTH, COUPLING-HOUSE, COW-BAG, CREEP- brown 1. the anus. A truncation of "brown ass- [U.S. homosexual use, mid 1900s. Farrell]
JOINT ,
CRIB, CRIB-HOUSE, DIRTY SPOT, DIS- hole" or a similar expression. [British and brownies See BROWNIE (sense 4). browning
ORDERLY HOUSE, DIVE, DOSS, DOSS HOUSE, DRESS- U.S., 1800s-1900s] 2. to perform anal inter- copulating anally. Cf. BROWN (sense
HOUSE, DRUM, FANCY HOUSE, FAST course as a receiver or an insertor. [U.S., 2). [U.S. homosexual use; 1900s]
1900s or before] 3. a CATAMITE (q.v.). [U.S.
brown-job 50 51 buffalo chips
OWn-jOb ANILINGUS (q.V.). Cf. ANILINGISM, Brunswick the rectum; the anus. Cf. BROWN English since the late 1600s] 2. intoxicated buck-naked completely naked. [U.S. dialect
AT POUND-CAKE, REAM, RIM, RIM-JOB, (sense 1). [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Berry and with alcohol. From (sense 1). [British and colloquial, 1900s]
ONGUE-FUCK. Van den Bark] slang, 1600s] buck nigger a derogatory nickname for a black
own Joe "no." Rhyming slang. Cf. BROWN brush I. the female pubic hair^For synonyms bube a venereal disease, syphilis or gonorrhea. man. Cf. BUCK (sense 6). [U.S., early 1800s-
:Ess (sense 1). [British, 1800s, Farmer and see DOWNSHIRE. [widespread slang, mid Cf. BUBO. [British slang, late 1600s, B.E.] pres.]
[enley] 1800s-pres.] 2. a woman considered sexually. bubo a swelling of a lymph node in the groin, buck-party a stag-party; a party presenting
own madam the female genitals. Cf. BROWN [Australian and British, 1800s-1900s] 3. coi- as with syphilis or the bubonic plague. Cf. bawdy entertainment for men only. [U.S.
liss, Miss B ROWN. [British, late 1700s, tion. [British, mid 1800s, Barrereand Leland] BLUE BOAR, BLUE BOY. [since the late 1300s] slang, mid 1800s]
irose] 4. to coit a female. [British and U .S. slang, mid Synonyms: ADEN, BLUE BOY, CHANCRE, buckra (also backra) a white man; a white
1800s-pres.] CHANK, DUMB WATCH, FRENCH PIG, GOOSE, master. From a word for "white man" in
3wn man a light male Negro, not necessarily
brush-ape a hillbilly; a rural oaf. [U.S. slang, HARBSORE, IRISH BUTTON, PEARL, PIMPLE, PIN- various West African languages, e.g., Efik
mulatto. Cf. BROWN GIRL. [Caribbean(Jam- TLE-BLOSSOM, POULAIN, WART, WlNCHES-
can). Cassidy and Le Page] own Miss the 1900s and before, Wentworth] brute the bull. mbakara, or Duala bakara. [widespread col-
TER-GOOSE, WINCHESTER-PIGEON. bubster a loquial, I700S-1900S]
female genitals. Cf. BROWN ADAM, Miss Cf. ANIMAL (sense ;). [U.S. dialect, 1900s or
before] bruxism the grinding of the teeth, drunkard. Cf. (sense 1). [British slang, buck's face a cuckold. Refers to horns. [Brit-
BROWN. [British, early 1800s, gan's Grose]
jwn-nose 1. to curry favor; to be a syc- especially in one's sleep, [from Greek brychem, 1800s] ish, late 1600s, B.E.]
jhant. 2. a sycophant. Both refer to the "to grind teeth"] bubu nasal mucus; a gob of nasal mucus. Cf. buckskin a condom. For synonyms see
towN(sense4)offeces. Cf. BROWN-TONGUE. BOOGIE (sense 3). [Caribbean (Jamaican), Cas- EEL-SKIN. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
bruxomania impulsive grinding of the teeth.
iOth senses, U.S. slang, 1900s] iwn polish a sidy and Le Page] buck snort an audible release of intestinal gas.
See MANIA for similar forms, [from Greek
mulatto. For synonyms see *HOGANY. [U.S. brychein, "to grind teeth"] Bryant and Mays bubukle a pimple. A linguistic blend of "bubo" For synonyms see GURK. [U.S. slang, mid
slang, 1900s] iwn race the brown-skinned corset stays. Rhyming slang for "stays." and "carbuncle." For synonyms see BURBLE. 1900s]
people of the >uth Pacific, the Malayan and [found in Shakespeare's Henry Klate 1500s] bucksom tewd; wanton. Cf. BUXOM. [British,
[British, 1900s or before] B.S. 1. "bullshit,"
the Polyne-m people. [U.S., 1900s] wn rine nonsense. [U.S. euphemism, buck 1. the name of the male of a number of late 1600s, B.E.]
heroin. Possibly rhyming, "hero-;" [early animals: antelope, deer, goat, hare, rabbit, bud a virgin young woman. Cf. FLOWER (sense
1900s] 2. a "bad situation." A reinterpretation and roe. No negative connotations, [since
1900s, Dictionary of the Underbid] of the initials in sense 1. [US., 1900s] B.T.O. 2). [U.S. slang, 1900s, Montelone]
wns amphetamines. Both Benzedrine 1000] 2. to copulate, said of rabbits and other
a "big time operator." Cf. B.M.O.C. animals, [early 1500s] 3. a daring woman, buddhahead (also towel-head) an Oriental.
ademark) and Dexedrine (trademark) are [U.S., 1900s] B.U. the "biological urge," Mildly derogatory or jocular. Cf. HAND-
perhaps exhibiting masculine bravado. [Brit-
Id in capsules which are half brown and half lust; the LIBIDO ish, early 1700s] 4. a spirited young male. KERCHIEF-HEAD, RAG-HEAD. [U.S. slang, mid
me other color. [U.S. drug culture, mid (q.v.). [euphemistic and jocular U.S. slang, [British slang, early 1700s, New Canting Dic- 1900s-pres.]
O0-pres.] mid 1900s] bub 1. strong beer or any tionary] 5. a young male American Indian. buddha stick a marijuana cigarette. Cf. THAI
wn shovel a shovel used to remove ac- alcoholic beverage. [U.S., mid 1800s-pres.] 6. a young black man. STICKS. For synonyms see MEZZROLL. [U.S.
mulated depths of nonsense, i.e., "bullshit." Used by Caucasians, not necessarily deroga- drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
[British, late 1600s, B.E.] 2. a breast; a BUBBY
! OXOMETER. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] (Sense 1). Usually in the plural. Forsyonyms tory. [U.S., 1900s] budge alcohol. Cf. BOOZE, [cant, early 1800s or
wn-skin I. a Negro or a mulatto. For syn- see BOSOM. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and buckeen a bully. [Irish, late 1700s] bucket 1. before, Egan's Grose]
yms see MAHOGANY. 2. pertaining to a Henley] bubber 1. a drunkard; a beer-drinker. the female genitals. Despite the dates, budger a drunkard. Cf. BUDGE. [British, 1800s]
gro or a mulatto, [both senses, U.S., 1900s] probably from sense 2. [British slang, 1800s, budget the female genitals. From a term for a
wn-skin baby a young black woman. [U.S. Cf.
(sense 1). [British, late 1600s] 2. an old woman Farmer and Henley] 2. the anus or buttocks. leather bottle. See LEATHER (sense 1). [British
derworld, 1900s] Cf. BROWN BUCKET. [U.S. slang since the slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
*n stuff opium. Cf. BLACK STUFF, STUFF with extremely large breasts or "bubs." [U.S., early 1900s or before] 3. jail; prison. [U.S. budgy intoxicated with alcohol. [British and
nse 9), WHITE STUFF. [U.S., 1900s] *n mid 1800s, Farmer and Henley] bubbies underworld (tramps), mid 1900s-pres.] U.S. slang, late 1800s-early 1900s]
sugar l.a Negro, especially one's black the human breasts. See BOOBIES , budkin the diminutive of "God's little body,"
bucket-broad a prostitute who permits or spe-
friend or girlfriend. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. BOOBS. [British and U.S. colloquial, cializes in anal intercourse. From BUCKET Cf. BODKINS! [1600S]
oin. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] 1800s-1900s] bubbing-cull a tippler; a (sense 2). [U.S. underworld, mid 1900s] Budlikins! an oath and an exclamation, "By
vn-tongue a sycophant. This term refers to drunkard. Cf. God's (little) blood!" [1600s]
bucket-head I, a German soldier. From the
XINGUS (q.v.). Cf. BROWN-NOSE. [British,
(sense 1). [British, late 1600s] shape of the German helmets. 2. any German, bud sallogh a pederast; an INSERTOR (q.v.).
0s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- [both senses, U.S. military, World War II] 3. Literally, "a shitten prick," a penis fouled with
ml English] bubble and squeak a Greek; pertaining to
Greeks. Rhyming slang for "Greek." This ex- an oaf; a stupid dolt. [U.S. slang, 1900s] feces (Grose). [Irish; British, late 1700s]
fn Windsor, the the anus. [Australian, bucket mouth a person who uses obscene lan-
' 1900s, Baker] pression has numerous rhyming slang inter- buff 1. the bare skin; nudity, [colloquial, mid
P- "bathroom privileges." Permission for pretations and is also known as a dish made guage. Cf. BUCKET (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1600s-pres.] 2. to strip naked. Primarily in "to
osmtal patient to walk to the bathroom. from fried beef and cabbage. [British slang, 1900s] buff it." [British, mid 1800s] 3. an oaf; ajerk.
> hospitals, 1900s] 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- bucket of blood (also blood-bucket) an am- A truncation of BUFFOON (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s
tional English] bulance. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] or before] 4. a girl or woman. A truncation of
ed intoxicated with alcohol. For BUFFALO (sense 2). [U.S. slang, 1900s] 5. a
bubble-head (also bubble) an oaf. [U.S. slang, bucket of suds a bucket or a mug of beer. Cf.
1900s] SUDS. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
movie containing nudity. From sense 1. [U.S.
syn-)s-1900s] W00FLEa [U-S- slang' mid slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
ja slattern; a low woman, probably a bubbles the human breasts. From the round- buck fitch a lecher; an old lecher. Possibly
from "fitchew," the name of a polecat. [British buff, in the (also buff, in) naked; nude. Cf.
'"tute. Cf. BRIM (sense 1), BROOM. For ness and from (snnse 2). Cf. LOVE- BUFF (sense I), [since the early 1600s]
eloniee TR0LLYM0G- tu-s- earlv 1900s> BUBBLES. [U.S. slang, 1900s] slang or cant, 1600s, B.E.]
Buckinger's boot the female genitals. From a buffalo 1. a black man. For synonyms see
*r a CATAMITE (q.v.) who accompanies a bubble-water champagne. Cf. GIGGLE-WATER. EBONY . [U.S. underworld and slang, early
For synonyms see WHOOPEE-WATER. [U.S. tale about a man named "Matthew Buck-
<oriH s>;nonyms see BRONCO. [U.S. un-or'd, inger." [British, 170Os-18OOs] 1900s-pres.] 2. a girl or woman, especially a fat
early 1900s] slang, 1900s] girl or woman. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. a hus-
ybubbly 1. rum, especially dark rum. [British buckle my shoe (also buckle) a nickname for a band, man, or any male. From sense 1. [U.S.
military, 1900s, Fraserand Gibbons] 2.cham- Jewish man or woman. Rhyming slang for slang, mid I900s-pres.]
pagne. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] "Jew." Not necessarily derogatory. For syn-
onyms see FIVE AND TWO. [British, 1900s, Dic- buffalo chips dried buffalo (or cattle) dung
bubby 1. a human breast. Usually in the plural. tionary of Rhyming Slang] used as fuel. Cf. BODEWASH, PRAIRIE COAL ,
Cf. BOOB (sense 2). [widespread colloquial
52 63 bullshitter
ACE FUEL. For synonyms see COW-CHIPS. Bugger off! a curse or an exclamation, "Get bulla a blister filled with clear fluid, [from (sense 8) is a policeman. [U.S. underworld,
colloquial, mid 1800s-1900s] rilla an the hell out of here!" The equivalent of FUCK Latin] See also BULL (sense 3). early 1900s] bulling 1. pertaining to a cow
ugly young woman. A blend of falo"and OFF (sense 4). [British, 1900s] bull ants (also bull's aunts) trousers; pants. which desires
"gorilla." Cf. BUFFALO (sense 2). bugger up (also bugger) to mess something up. Rhyming slang for "pants." Cf INSECTS AND
ANTS. [British and U.S.,'1900s, Dictionary of
copulation with a bull. Cf. BULL (sense 1). 2.
slang, mid 1900s] Synonyms: BAT, BEAR, Cf. FUCK UP . [British and later U.S via the boasting idly; lying. Cf. BULL (sense 5). [both
T, B I T C H , B O W Z E R , B U R N T C H E E S E , World Wars] Rhyming Slang]
buggery sodomy; sexual perversion. Usually bull-bear a goblin; a BUGBEAR (q.v.); the same senses, U.S., 1900s] bull jockey an idle
, ER , DR AC K , G RO DD ES S, HOG,
M AC K - )IN,' MIVVY, PIG, PILL, PITCH, includes at least anilingus, bestiality, cun- as BULL-BEGGAR (q.v.). [mid 1500s] boaster. Cf. BULL (sense 5).
PORKER, i, SCUZZ, SNAG, WITCH, ZELDA. nilingus, anal copulation, penilingus, and bull-beggar a goblin; a BUGBEAR (q.v.). [U.S. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] bull-nurse a
>all a dance or lewd gathering where sometimes masturbation. For synonyms see dialect, 1900s or before] male nurse. [British, mid 1800s,
: prostitutes are present. Some versions SODOMY, [since the early 1300s] bull bitch a masculine female or a virago.
Bugger you! a strong curse, the equivalent of Farmer and Henley] bullo nonsense;
everyone nude. See BALLUM -RANKUM . From the name for a female bulldog and from
ish slang, late 1800s] >are naked; "Fuck you!" [British, 1900s] BULLSHIT (q.v.). [Australian,
BULLDIKER (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
nude. Cf buff (sense I). ;., 1900s or buggy a derogatory term for a Negro. See bull-dagger a lesbian. See BULLDIKER . [U.S. mid 1900s, Baker] bullock's heart a release
before] BOOGIE (sense 2). slang, mid 1900s] of intestinal gas.
rs the breasts. For synonyms see BOSOM. bughouse an insane asylum. Cf. BUG (sense 1), bull-dance (also bull-reel) a STAG-PARTY (q. v.). Rhyming slang for "fart." Cf BEEF - HEARTS .
ish slang, 1800s-1900s, Dictionary of g BUG DOCTOR . [U.S. slang, 1900s] Cf. RAM-REEL. [British and U.S., 1800s-1900s] [British, late 1800s, Dictionary of Rhvming
and Unconventional English] '-brained bug juice 1. strong liquor; whisky. For syn- bulldiker (also bulldike) a masculine woman Slang] bull-oney nonsense. A blend of BULL
(also buffle-headed) stupid, oquial, onyms see BOOZE. [U.S. slang, late 1800s-early or a masculine lesbian. Usually considered *
1900s] 2. an opiate; a narcotic. For synonyms (sense 3)
1800s-1900s or before] :-head (also quite derogatory. Cf DIKE (sense 2). [U.S.
buffle) a stupid jerk; a dull [colloquial, see COTICS. [U.S. slang, 1900s] slang, early !900s-pres.] and "baloney." [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
1600s-1900s] on a clown; a jester; built like a brick shit-house 1. pertaining to a bull-dozed intoxicated with alcohol. Cf HALF- bull-party 1. a STAG-PARTY (q.v.).' Cf. BULL-
someone who puffs lis cheeks and well-built woman. Referring to the curves of DANCE, RAM-REEL. [British slang. 1800s or be-
BULLED. From "dose of the bull," a beating
releases them in a rude e. [from Italian an unevenly laid brick wall. 2. pertaining to a with a strip of cowhide. [Australian, early fore] 2. a "rap-" session; a bull-slinging session.
sturdily-built male. Cf. STACKEB LIKE A BRICK 1800s-1900s] [U.S. slang, 1900s]
buffare, "puff out the ks"; since the late
SHIT -HOUSE , [both senses, U.S., 1900s]
1500s] intoxicated with alcohol. For bull-dust (also bull-fodder) 1. nonsense. 2. to bull-ring camp a brothel offering virile males
synonyms WOOFLED . [British and U.S. Bujak a derogatory nickname for a Slav. [Brit- talk nonsense; to deceive. Both are euphem- for male and female customers. [U.S. under-
slang, mid Is- 1900s] ish and U.S., 1900s] isms for BULLSHIT (q.v.). [both senses, Aus- world, early 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lip-
1, an insane person. 2. a psychoanalyst. bulbs the human breasts. From "electric light tralian, 1900s, Baker] sius]
BUG DOCTOR . 3. a prostitute, [all senses, bulb." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] bulldyker (also bulldyke) a variant of bull-roar nonsense; BULLSHIT (q.v.). [slang,
., 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] boo 1. bulker a very low prostitute. For s' /nonyms see BULLDIKER (q.v.). 1900s]
nasal mucus, especially dry mucus. JOOGIE HARLOT. [British, late I6O0s-1700s] buller 1. one who talks nonsense; a BULLSHIT - bull's aunts See BULL ANTS .
(sense 3), . [Caribbean (Jam-n), bull 1. for a cow to desire copulation with a TER (q.v.). Cf. BULL (sense 5). Synonyms:
Cassidy and Le Page] 2. a BUGBEAR se BLOWHARD, BULL JOCKEY, BULLSHARTIST, bull-scutter the dung of a bull. [British dialect.
bull. 2. for a bull to copulate with a cow. It is 1900s and before]
I); a ghost, [colloquial since the early )s] sense 2 which caused speakers of American BULLSHIT ARTIST, BULLSHITTER, BULL SHOO-
tar I. an imaginary ghost or creature English to use euphemisms for "bull" such as TER, CRAPPER . 2. a cow in heat. Cf BULL (sense bull-seg(also bull-stub) a castrated bull; a bull
I to frighten children. 2. any false threat, GENTLEMAN cow (q. v.). [British and later U.S. 1). [Australian, mid 1900s, Baker] stag. [British dialect, 1800s and before]
h since the late 1500s] doctor colloquial and dialect, 1300s-pres.] Terms for bullet-head a dull oaf; a stubborn fool, [slang bull's eye the female genitals, specifically the
psychiatrist or psychologist. Cf. (sense the bull (animal) that are avoidances for these since the late 1600s] vagina. Cf. TARGET . [British slang. 1800s,
2). [U.S. slang, early 1900s] ah a senses are: ANIMAL, BIG ANIMAL, BRUTE, BUT- bullets 1. the testicles. 2. semen. Cf. I.O.F.B., Farmer and Henley]
hobgoblin. Cf. BUGGER (sense 8). tish TERMILK COW, COW-BRUTE, COW'S SPOUSE, SHOOT (sense 1). [widespread recurrent nonce bullsh (also bulsh) nonsense. A truncation of
dialect, late 1700s] ar-man the devil. CRITTER, GENTLEMAN COW, GENTLEMAN OX, HE- since at least the 1600s] BULLSHIT (q.v.). [attested as Boontling. late
For synonyms see ID. [U.S. dialect, COW, HE-THING, JONATHAN, MALE BEAST, MALE 1800s-early 1900s; otherwise attested as Aus-
BRUTE, MALE COW, MAN-COW, OX, ROGER,
bull-feathers nonsense. A disguise of BULLSHIT
1900s or before] *f I. a heretic. From (q.v.). Cf. HORSEFEATHERS . [U.S., 1900s] tralian, World Wars]
SEED-OX, STOCK BEAST, STOCK BRUTE,
"Bulgar." Sexual 'ersion of all types was bullfest a gathering for discussing matters very bullshartist a boaster and talker of nonsense; a
ascribed to these heretics. [1300s- STOCK cow, SURLY , TOP cow. 3. nonsense.
This sense was recorded without reference to informally; a group discussion where much teller of tall tales. Cf. BULLSH, BULLSHIT ART-
1500s] 2. someone who :tices forms of bullshit is thrown. Patterned on "songfest." IST . [Australian, 1900s, Baker]
"bullshit" and appears to have developed in-
sexual perversion; a sodo-t. [since the dependently from the coarser term, although [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
mid 1500s] 3. a PEDERAST ) [British bullshit 1. nonsense. 2. to utter nonsense; to lie
it is now regarded as a truncation of BULLSHIT bullfinch a stupid oaf. [British dialect, 1800s] or deceive. Based on BULL (sense 5), of which it
and U.S., early 1700s-pres.] 4. 'erlorm (q.v.). [the form may be from Medieval Latin is an elaboration. Cf. BESSIE SMITH, BURMA
PEDERASTY (q.v.) or other non-'Qgemtal meaning "bubble," i.e., "as fleeting as a bub- bull-fodder nonsense; a euphemism for BULL-
SHAVE. [U.S. slang, 1900s] Disguises and syn-
sexual activities, [primarily Brit-smce the ble," or perhaps cognate with Icelandic bull, SHIT(O.V.). Cf. BULL-DUST. [Australian, 1900s, onyms for both senses: ALLIGATOR BULL,
early 1600s] 5. a fellow or pal. No JUVe "nonsense," or a Middle English term for a Baker] BATSHIT, BESSIE SMITH, BIRD SEED, BOVINE EX-
connotations. [British 1800s or be-. . joke or a jest; since the early 1600s] 4. a lecher. CREMENT, BOVINE EXCRESCENCE, BOVRIL, B.S.,
bull fuck 1. a thick gravy with chunks of meat.
Represent] 6. a small person or thing, Cf. TOWN BULL. [1600s-1700s] S. to cheat or A dysphemism based on "bull semen." Cf. BULL, BULL-DUST, BULL-FEATHERS . BULL-
ciauy in the expression "little bugger." 7. lie; to BULLSHIT (sense 2). [British and U.S. FUCK (sense 3). 2. a custard, [attested as Cana- FODDER , BULLO , BULL -ONEY , BULL-ROAR,
pn . 8!". a strong exclamation, slang, 1900s] 6. a lesbian; a masculine lesbian. dian, early 1900s, Dictionary of the Under- BULLSH, BULLSHOT, BULLSKATE, BULL'S WOOL,
equivalent of U.S. "Oh, fuck!" [Aus- Cf. BULLDIKER. [U.S. slang mid 1900s-pres.] 7. world] BULSH , BURMA SHAVE , BUSHWAH . CORRAL
an and Bntishi , 9OOs and before] g a to copulate with a woman. From sense 2. DUST, COW-CONFETTI, COWSH, COWYARD CON-
ien B04GGARD (sense 1). [U.S. dialect] 9. , [British and U.S. slang, late 1700s-pres.] 8. an bull gravy a thick cream .gravy. Probably
FETTI, FROGSH, HOGWASH, HORSE, HORSE AP-
haVP:
A
truncation of BUGGER vv(q.v.). means "bull semen." See BULL FUCK. [U.S.
officer of the law. Cf. CINDER BULL, COMPANY dialect, 1900s] PLE, HORSE FEATHERS, HORSERADISH, HORSE-
se
' if 90 ordifficult task- Cf- BITCH BULL, FRESH BULL, HARNESS-BULL, PERCEN-
bullhead a stupid, stubborn oaf. [colloquial
SHIT, HORSH, TAURI EXCRETIO. See ANIMAL for
TAGE BULL , RAILROAD BULL , [originally and other terms for nonsense.
primarily underworld (tramps), U.S., 1900s or since the early 1600s] bull horrors a fear of bullshit artist a well-known teller of tall tales; a
before] the police. The BULL liar; a cheat. Cf. BULLSHARTIST. For synonyms
see BULLER. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]'
bullshitter a liar; a teller of tale tales; a boaster.
55 burble
For synonyms see BULLER . [U.S. slang and the anus considered as a musical instrument. STRIPPER (q.v.), including the swiveling and vagina. Based on "bung below." [U.S. slang.
colloquial, 1900s] bullshooter an idle Cf. ARS MUSICA. [British, 1600s] 3. the female thrusting of the pelvis. [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
boaster; a BULLSHITTER genitals. Cf. BUM (sense 3). [British slang, late 1900s-pres.]
1600s] * bunged intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. BUNG
(q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] bullshot nonsense. bumpsy (also bumpsie) intoxicated with alco- (sense 2). For synonyms see WOOFLED .
A euphemism forBULLSHiT bum-fiddler a fornicator. For synonyms see hol. [British, early 1600s]
LECHER . [British, 1600s or before] bungey (also bungy) intoxicated with alcohol,
(q.v.). [U.S. slang, 1900s, Wentworth and bum-shop 1. a brothel. 2. the female genitals. [widespread colloquial. 17OOs-i8OOs]
Flexner] bumfluff nonsense. Cf. BUMF . [Australian, Cf. BUM (sense 3). [both senses, British, 1900s]
1900s, Baker] bung-eyed intoxicated with alcohol. [British,
bullskate nonsense. A euphemism for BULL- bum-sucker a sycophant; a toady. Cf. EGG- 1800s." Sinks of London Laid Open]:
SHIT (q.v.). [U.S. black use, 1900s] bum-fodder 1. toilet paper, [colloquial, mid SUCKER , KISS -ASS , SUCK -ASS . [British slang,
l600s-pres., (Urquhart)j 2. obscene reading bung-fodder toilet paper. Cf. BUM-FODDER ,
bull-stub See BULL-SEG. mid 1800s-pres.] BUNG (sense 1). [U.S. colloquial, 1800s-19OOs]
material; cheap, trashy reading material.
bull's wool nonsense. A disguise of BULLSHIT From sense I. [British slang, mid 1700s] bum-tickler the penis. [British slang, 1800s, bungfu intoxicated with alcohol. A truncation
(q.v.). [Australian, 1900s, Baker] Farmer and Henley] of "bungfull." Cf. FOU. [U.S. slang. 1900s or
bum-fucker a pederast. Based on "bum-fuck."
bully 1. a mean fellow. 2. a cowardly fighter. 3. Cf. ASS-FUCK, BUTT-FUCK, [attested as Cana- bum trap a bailiff; a debt collector. Cf. BUM before] .
a protector of prostitutes or a robber-accom- dian, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- BAILIFF . [British, mid 1700s] bung hole 1. anal intercourse. Cf. BUNG (sense
plice of a prostitute, [since the 1600s or before] ventional English] bum wad toilet paper. Cf. BUMF . For syn- I). 2. to permit or perform anal sexual inter-
bulsh nonsense. See BULLSH . bum-furrow the fissure between the buttocks. onyms see T.P. [slang, mid 1900s] course. 3. the anus, [all senses. U.S.. 1900s] 4.
bum 1. the posteriors, [colloquial, late 1300s- [1800s or before] bun I. the tail of a hare. No negative connota-^ the female genitals, specifically the vagina.
pres.] 2. a prostitute in the sense of TAIL (sense tions. Cf. SCUT (sense 1). [early 1500s] 2. a [slang. 1800-pres.]
6). 3. the female genitals. Cf. ASS (sense 3), bumkin an oaf. See BUMPKIN . [British, early
1800s, Egan's Grose] buttock. See BUNS (sense 1). Also used for the bungler a sexually fumbling husband; a mar-
BUTT (sense 3). 4. a hobo; an oaf. [early 1500s- buttocks. 3. the female genitals. See TOUCH ried male who is sexually incompetent or im-
pres.] 5. a SPREE (sense 2). [U.S., 1900s and bum-licker a sycophant; the same as BUN FOR LUCK . [British slang and cant, potent; the same as FUMBLER (q.v.). [British
before] 6. bad. The opposite of "rum," mean- ASS-KISSER {q.v.). [British slang, 1900s, Dic-
1600s-1700s] 4. a prostitute. From sense 3 or slang, late 1600s. B.E.]
ing "good." [British and U.S. slang and collo- tionary of Slang and Unconventional English] from TART (q.v.). [British slang, late 1800s,
quial, 1900s] bun-head a stupid person; an oaf. [U.S. slang,
bummer 1. a bad drug experience. [U.S. drug Barrere and Leland] 5. a drunk; a buzz. Cf. early 1900s]
bum-bags trousers. For synonyms see GALLI- culture, mid 1900s-pres.) 2. any bad experi- HAVE A BUN ON. [U.S. slang, 1900s or before]
GASKINS. [British slang, mid 1800s] ence. From sense I, [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- bunk nonsense. From BUNCOMBE (^.v.). [U.S..
bum bailiff a debt collector who "tails" debt- pres.] 3. an idle loafer; a worthless BUM (sense bunch of calico a girl or woman. Cf. CALICO , early 1900s]
4). [British, 1800s] 4. a sodomite; a person PIECE OF CALICO . [U.S., 1900s or before] bunker I.a pederast; the INSERTOR (<7.\\). [U.S.
ors. Cf. BUM TRAP. [British, I600s-I800s; in
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)] who participates in anal copulation. Usually bunch-punch the legendary GANG-BANG((?.V.), underworld, early 1900s, Irwin] 2. to commit
bum-balls the testicles. For synonyms see said of a male, [slang, 1900s] serial copulation of one person by a number of pederasty; to perform anal copulation. [U.S.
WHIRLYGIGS . [British slang, 1800s] bum-baste bummerkeh a sexually loose woman; a pros- males. See similar terms at GROUP SEX. [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
titute. For synonyms see HARLOT . [Yiddish] slang, mid 1900s-pres.] bunker shy pertaining to a young male (pre-
I. to administer a beating to the buttocks,
[since the late 1500s] 2. to coit a woman. bummy the prosteriors. Cf. BUM (sense 1). bunchy a nickname for the buttocks. For syn- sumably a prison inmate) who is afraid of
Cf. BUM (sense 3). [British slang, 1800s, [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Weseen] onyms see DUFF. [Caribbean (Jamaican), Cas- beingforced into SODOMY as aCATAMiTE(both
Farmer and Henley] bumble to fornicate; to sidy and Le Page] q.v.). [U.S. underworld, early 1900s. Irwin]
bum numb pertaining to one's posteriors when
copulate. From a verb meaning to "heap" or one has been sitting too long. Cf. T.B. (sense buncombe (also bunk, bunkum) nonsense; bunkey the rectum; the anus. From BUNG
"pile." Cf. PILE. [British, mid 1600s] idle talk meant to be so by design. Named for (sense 1).
1). [British juvenile, 1900s, Dictionary of
bumblebee an amphetamine tablet or capsule. Slang and Unconventional English] "Buncombe" County, North Carolina, and a bunkum See BUNCOMBE . bunned
For synonyms see AMP . [U.S. drug culture, filibuster performed by its representative in intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. BUN (sense 5),
bump 1. to coit and impregnate a woman. Congress. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
mid !900s-pres.] [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. a pimple. See BUMPS HAVE A BUN ON . [U.S. slang and colloquial.
bumbo 1. the female genitals. Cf. BUM (sense (sense 1). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 3. a baby's bundle I. for a man and a woman to occupy 1900s or before] bunny 1. the female genitals.
3). [attributed to various West African lan- bottom. [U.S. juvenile, 1900s] the same bed fully dressed as a means of Cf. CONY. [British. 1700s] 2. a sexually
guages; British, 1700s] 2. the buttocks. Cf. courting. The BUNDLING -BOARD (q.v.) was loose woman. Cf. BED-BUNNY. [U.S.
bumper 1. a cup full of wine for a tcast. [late employed to prevent them from copulating,
BUM (sense I). [Caribbean (Jamaican), Cas- 1600s] 2. a drunkard. Possibly because he slang,"mid 1900s-pres.]3. a male or female
sidy and Le Page] 3. a rum drink, [from should that enter their minds, [found in Wales prostitute, [senses 2 and 3 are U.S., mid
keeps bumping into things, or from sense 1. and the U.S., 1600s-1700s] 2. a sexually desir-
Italian; British, mid 1700s] [Caribbean (Jamaican), Cassic'y and Le Page] 1900s-pres.]
bum- a drunkard. Cf. ALKY BUM . able female. Halliwell defines this as "a low
bumpers the human breasts. Cf. HEADLIGHTS . woman." Cf. PACKAGE. [U.S. slang, 1900s]3.a bunny-fuck very rapid sexual intercourse; an
bum-boy a CATAMITE (q.v.). Cf. NAN-BOY. For [British and U.S. slang, mid 1900s] act of sexual intercourse involving very rapid
synonyms see BRONCO. supply of illicit drugs. [U.S. drug culture, mid
b
n"n"brrnsher a scno1 master who is known to log. bumpkin (also bumkin) a country oaf; a dull 1900s] thrusting by the male. Cf. QUICKY .' [U.S.
[British, 1700s-180Os] bum- curtain trousers . breeches rustic, [since the late 1500s] Synonyms: slang, mid 1900s-pres.] buns 1. the posteriors.
bundler a male sadist who practices BONDAGE From the shape of the buttocks and
From a slang BACON, CHAW-BACON, CHURL, CLOD-HOPPER, (q.v.). Cf. SADIST. [British, early 1900s, Dic-
SUM ra short
academic gown. Cf. CLOWN, CLUMPERTON, CLUNCH, CLUNK, theGLUTEAL FURROW (q.v.). Cf. BUN (sense 2).
tionary of the Underworld] [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. formed lumps
[Brit Sh Slang l8OOs] COUNTRY JAKE, DUNG-FORK. See OAF for simi-
bulf ' ' lar terms. bundling-board a board placed between a man of horse dung. From the shape. [U.S., 1900s]
c nr . t0 ' let paper. From BUM -FODDER (q.v.). and woman (occupying the same bed) to pre- bunter a low, filthy, thieving prostitute. De-
bump off to kill someone. [U.S. underworld, vent them from copulating. See BUNDLE (sense
Bum.av",Ta S See TP [British
- ' 16
OOs-l900s] early I900s-pres.] rived from a cant term meaning "ragpicker."
oathanH n XClamation
Bum-lady!, Bum-troth!) an I). Cf. CHASTITY SWORD.
The assumption is that any woman im-
my fahh>" p ' " -1" " bumpologist (also bumposopher) a phrenolo- bun-duster an effeminate male; a male who is
1500s] synonyms see 'ZOUNDS ! gist, someone who studies character and intel- poverished to that degree would also sell her
[late comfortable and quite in 'place at frilly tea
'"" 'ddWcVt0 C0Rulate; to fiddle with a BUM > lect through the shape of the skull. [U.S. body. [British, early 1700s-1800s] Burbage! a
parties. Cf. CAKE-EATER . For synonyms see mock oath and an exclamation. "Damn it!"
Lslang, rnid i5OOs] 2. the posteriors; slang, early 1900s or before] FRIBBLE. [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Weseen]
bumps 1. pimples. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 2. For svnonyms see 'ZOUNDS ! [U.S. slang, mid
bung 1, the anus, [since the 1600s] 2. intoxi- 1900s]
breasts, especially if small or fledgling, [both cated with alcohol. Cf. BUNGED. [British, early
senses, British and U.S. slang, 1900s] 1700s] burble a PIMPLE (sense I) or a boil, [mid 1500s]
bumps and grinds the stereotypical dance of a Synonyms are related terms: ACNE, ACNE-TYPE
bungalow the female genitals, specifically the
burden 56 57 butcher's shop
SURFACE BLEMISH, ACNE VULGARIS, BLACK- vagina (Grose); and the most subdued: a hairdo; any head of hair.[U.S. slang, 1900s]5. only beggar women will kiss. Cf. FUCK-
HEAD. BLAIN, BLEMISH, BLOB, BOIL, BUBL'KLE, watchman with a lantern held high at the door a woman considered sexually. For synonyms BEGGER. [British, late 1700s, Grose] bust 1. a
BULLA. BUMP, CARBUNCLE, COMEDO, FURUN- of a brothel to deter entry (Egan's Grose). see TAIL . 6. marijuana. Cf. BO-BO BUSH, WEED woman's bosom; the breasts; the general
CLE GOOB, GUBERS, HICKIE, HICKY, JERK [British, late 1700s] * (sense 1). [U.S. drug culture, early 1900s- shape or outline of the breasts. Also in the
BUMPS, MACULATION, PIMGINNIT, ROSY-DROP, burn one's poker to contract a venereal dis- pres.] bush-beater the penis. Cf. BUSH plural meaning "breasts." [euphemistic since
RUM-BLOSSOM, SPOTS, ZIT.
ease. Cf. BURN (sense 2). [British slang, 1800s, (sense 2), the early 1700s] 2 . a s an oath and an
burden the weight of a man in copulation. Cf Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional En- exclamation, "Bust!" meaning "Damn!" See
LOAD (sense 2). [1600s] BUSHWHACKER . [British slang, 1800s, Farmer DAG. 3. a drunken spree. Cf. BURST. [British
glish] and Henley] bush child a bastard; an and U.S., mid 1800s-pres.] 4. to ejaculate
burese cocaine. Possibly a miscopy for
burnt (also burned) infected with a venereal prematurely. [U.S. slang, mid !900s-pres.] 5.
BURNESE (q.v.). [V.S. underworld and drug illegitimate child. Cf.
disease, [since the late 1600s] an arrest for shoplifting or drug possession.
culture, 1900s] BUSH COLT. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before]
burnt cheese 1. a foul-smelling release of intes- [U.S. slang and drug culture, mid l900s-pres.]
burglar 1. a pederast; the INSERTOR (q.v.). Cf. tinal gas. Cf. BURN BAD POWDER, CHEEZER, bush colt a bastard; an illegitimate child. For 6. to arrest; to raid and arrest. [U.S. under-
BACK -DOOR WORK , USHER . [U.S. underworld, ONE'S FINGER, CUT THE CHEESE. 2. an ex- synonyms see ACCIDENT . [U.S. colloquial, world and general slang, mid l900s-pres.] 7. a
early 1900s] 2. a Bulgarian, [military, Fraser tremely ugly young woman. [U.S. slang, mid failure; a disastrous mess. [U.S. slang, mid
1900s or before]
and Gibbons] 1900s-pres.] l900s-pres.]
burial case a coffin. [U.S. euphemism, mid bushel bubby a woman with very large or
burn the grass to urinate outdoors on tht pendulous breasts. Cf. BUBBY (sense I). [Brit- bust a cap to take a narcotics capsule. Cf. CAP ,
1800s-1900s] grass, usually said of males. Cf. KILL A TREE. CAP OUT. [U.S. drug culture, mid l900s-pres.j
ish, late 1700s, Grose]
burick (also burerk) 1. a prostitute, [cant, early [Australian,'l900s, Baker] burn with a low bust a gut I. to strain oneself physically, per-
1800s, Vaux] 2. a woman or a lady, [cant, bush patrol 1. a session of necking and petting.
blue to be heavily intoxicated. From 2. a session of copulation. 3. an imaginary haps sufficiently to produce a hernia. 2. to
1800s] the type of flame produced by burning alcohol. strain oneself mentally, [both senses, U.S.
buried intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang, search through college campus shrubbery to
[U.S. slang, early 1900s] Burn you! A strong flush out the necking couples. See BUSH (sense slang, mid' 1900s-pres.]
early 1900s] curse, "Go to hell!" [British, mid 1700s or bust ass to make a valiant physical effort. Cf.
2). [all senses, U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
burier a grave-digger, [c. 1000] Burkism the before] burp (also berp) 1. to eructate; to BELCH BUST A GUT . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
practice of murdering people and then selling bush-scrubber a rural prostitute. Cf. BUSH
(sense 1). 2. an eructation; a BELCH (sense 2). (sense 2). [Australian, 1900s, Baker] buster a loud release of intestinal gas. Cf.
their bodies for dissection. From the name [U.S. colloquial since the early 1900s or before] TRUMP . [U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.]
"Edmond Burke," who was executed for burrhead 1. a prison inmate, especially a black bushwah (also booshwa, booshwah, boushwa,
bushwa) 1. dried cattle or buffalo dung used busthead 1. inferior alcohol, especially bad
this crime in 1829. Burke smothered his inmate. From the typical very short Negro whisky. 2. a drunkard, [both senses, U.S.
victims to keep from damaging their bodies. Cf. haircut of the period. [U.S. underworld, early as fuel. Cf. BODEWASH. [from the French bois-
de-vache. "wood from the cow"; U.S. collo- slang, mid l800s-mid 1900s]
RESURRECTIONIST . burlap copulation. See 1900s] 2. a Negro. Derogatory. From the quial, 1900s and before] 2. nonsense. A dis- bustle(also bustler) a pad, a roll of fabric, ora
BURLAP SISTER. [U.S. dialect (Boontling), late growth patterns of Negroid hair. [U.S. slang, guise of and avoidance for BULLSHIT (q.v.). wire frame worn under the skirts and over the
1800s-early 1900s, Charles Adams] 1900s] buttocks of a woman. It was worn to emphas-
[U.S. slang. 1900s]
burlap sister a prostitute. See BAG (sense 4). bursavirilis* the scrotum. Literally, "pouch of ize the smallness of the waist. [British and
[U.S. slang, early 1900s] burleycue bushwhacker 1. originally a rural feller of U.S., late 1700s-pres.] Synonyms: ARSE-
the male." Cf. PURSE. trees. By extension, an outlaw who resides in
"burlesque"; stage entertainment featuring burst a drinking SPREE (sense 2); a drunken COOI.ER, BACK-STAIRCASE, BIRDCAGE, BISHOP,
scantily-clad women. [U.S. slang, 1900s] the bush and is not to be trusted; a guerrilla. In CANARY CAGE, DRESS-IMPROVER, FALSE HERE-
BUST (sense 3). [widespread slang, 1800s] burst Australia, one who lives in the bush. In the
Burma Shave a reinterpretation of "B.S.," at the broadside to release intestinal gas. For U.S., a Civil War deserter. [1800s-1900s] 2.
AFTER, JOHNNY RUSSELL, LORD JOHN RUS-
BULLSHIT (q. v.). A euphemism of disguise. Cf. , RAT-TRAP, RUMP-ROI.L, SCOTCH BUM,
synonyms see GURK . [British, 1600s- the penis. Cf. BUSH (sense I),TALLYWHACKER .
BESSIE SMITH, B.S. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 3. a
TOURNURE.
1800s] burster a drunkard. Cf. BURST . [Bitish
burn 1. to lust after someone, [since 1000, marijuana smoker. Cf. BUSH (sense 6). [U.S. bust-maker a seducer and impregnator of
Oxford English Dictionary] 2. to infect some- slang, women. The resulting pregnancies make the
1800s, Farmer and Henley] Burst Him! (also drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.j
one with a venereal disease, probably gonor- bust swell for lactation. [British slang, 1800s,
rhea. Cf. SCALD, [since the early 1500s] 3. an Burst her!, Burst it!) a strong curse. [British, Bushy Park I. the female genitals; the same as Farmer and Henley]
exclamation or a curse, "Go to hell!" [U.S. late 1800s] bursula testium* the scrotum. BUSH (sense 1). Named for a park in London.
Literally, "pouch for the testes." [from Cf. FORT BUSHY. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer bust one's nuts I. to ejaculate. Cf. BUST (sense
colloquial, early 1900s] 4), GET ONE'S NUTS CRACKED, POP A NUT. [U.S.
Greek bursa, "leather sack"] and Henley] 2. (meaninguncertain.) Rhyming
burn bad powder to release extremely bad- slang for "lark" which may mean masturba- slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. the same as BREAK
smelling intestinal gas. Cf. BURNT CHEESE bury a quaker to defecate. Cf. QUAKER 'S BURY- tion, CUNNILINGISM (q.v.), or simply sexual ONE'S BALLS (q.v.), to suffer adversity or dis-
190 ^ synonvrns see GURK- [British, ING -GROUND . [originally Anglo-Irish, British comfort to accomplish something.
play. See LARKING. [British slang, mid 1800s]
slang, 1800s] burying a funeral. [U.S. busy-body I. a meddler. 2. to meddle in the
burner a case of venereal disease, especially colloquial, business 1. the elimination of human wastes.
gonorrhea. Cf. BURN (sense 2), FLAME. [British Cf. JOB. [euphemistic, 1900s or before] 2. cop- business of other people, [since the 1600s,
1800s-1900s] BE]
slang, early 1800s, Egan's Grose.] " rne ".(also ulation, [euphemistic, since the early 1600s] 3.
burying alive an ancient punishment for sod- the male or female genitals. Cf. AFFAIR (sense butch 1. a masculine lesbian; a lesbian in the
bernese) cocaine. Sometimes omites and those who contracted with Jews.
Wrfr'lH Md,- C/ BERNICE, BURESE. [U.S. under 2), CONCERN. [1900s or before] male role. For synonyms see I.ESBYTERIAN. 2. a
world, early 1900s] [law. Black] virile homosexual male, [both senses, U.S.
:
bur- ~ business girl a prostitute, especially one who is
n bury one's wick to copulate. Cf. DIP ONE ' S independent and not connected with a pimp homosexual use, mid !900s-pres.] 3. for a
see MP,a mariJuana cigarette. For synonvms u e
MEZZR
OLL. [U.S. drug culture, d 1900] WICK, WET ONE'S WICK, WICK. [British slang, orabrothel. Cf. WORKING GIRL. [British, early homosexual (male or female) to act more
g wh' ([?.18 uncertain.) From an mid 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and Uncon- 1900s] masculine than is customary. Found in the
hlc 1 ls a
o ! euphemism for "bloody ventional English] expression "butch it up." [U.S. homosexual
busk the penis. From the name of whalebone use, mid 1900s-pres., Farrell] 4. a physician.
8
" ' 5 take 1 1 1 d bush 1. the female genitals. Refers to i.he pubic or wooden stiffeners for corsets. [British
hair. Cf. HAIR . [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. pubic From "butcher." [U.S. nautical, Berrey and
slang, 1800s] Van den Bark]
hair, especially female pubic hair. Cf.
burnin FURZE-BUSH. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. a substan- buss I. a kiss. 2. to kiss, [both since the mid butcher a surgeon; a physician. Cf. BUTCH
i----->"6 VUIUIIL, mid 1900s] tial patch of hair on a man's chest. Cf. CHEST 1700s] Synonyms of both senses: MOUSE, MOU- (sense 4). [U.S. slang, 1900s] See also
fnn mi- (waning uncertain.) From an TOUPEE , MOSS ON THE BOSOM. 4. an Afro-style SLE, MOUTH, MOW, MUCKLE ON, MUZZLE, OS - GUT-BUTCHER.
shame " " n h l ^ ls 8a euphemism for "bloody CULATION.
"shame" is fr^" ^' 5 t ak en 1 11 an d 'he butcher's shop the female genitals. Cf.
fema
in t Pudor, or from pudendem, buss beggar 1. a low prostitute. [British, 1800s
erpra tinnemLals- Thus- the most direct P and before] 2. a miserable old fumbler whom
etation. a burning candle stuck into the
iiutchski 59 byssus
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anal copulation. Cf. ASS -FUCK, BUM-FUCKER . or woman, [since the late 1500s] 2. pertaining Voorhies. and Day," the manufacturers of
5. [both senses, U.S. slang, mid I900s-prcs.] butt- to a large or full-breasted woman, [since the underwear for men. Usually in the plural. Cf.
headed stupid; obstinate. UJot necessarily 1800s or before] EVF.DEE&,
PRICK-SKINNER, SKIN THE LIVE RABBIT. [British related to the posteriors. See BUTT (sense I). buy one's lunch (also buy it) to die. For syn- B.W.O.C. "big woman on campus." Based on
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] [U.S., 1900s or before] buttinski (also onyms see DEPART. [U.S. slang, 1900s] B.M.O.C. (sense I). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
Butchski a derogatory nickname for a Czecho- buttinsky) a meddler, someone who butts in. buy the farm (also buy it) to die. [U.S. slang, by-and-by the afterlife, especially that in heav-
slovakian. [U.S., 1900s] [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before] early I900s-pres] en. For synonyms see HEAVEN . [U.S. collo-
butt 1. the bottom or thicker end of anything. buttlegger one who sells or bootlegs cigarettes buzz I. an audible release of intestinal gas. For quial, early 1900s or before]
Sometimes taboo even in this sense, [since the which do not bear the proper tax stamps. synonyms see GIJRK . [widespread recurrent by-chop a bastard; an illegitimate child. Cf.
mid 1400s] 2. the posteriors. Originally im- "Butt" refers here to a cigarette butt, a play on nonce, 1900s and before] 2. the mellowness of BYE-BLOW, BY-SCAPE, BY-SLIP, BY-SPELL. [Brit-
polite, but now used more freely. For syn- "bootleg." [U.S., 1900s] buttock 1. one of the alcohol or drug intoxication in "to have a buzz ish, early 1600s]
onyms see D U FF . [U.S. colloquial, prominences formed by the gluteal muscles. on." 3. a sexual thrill or feeling, [senses 2 and 3
are U.S. slang, 1900s] bye-blow (also by-blow) a bastard. For syn-
I800s-1900s] 3. women considered sexually. Usually in the plural, [since the 1300s] 2. a onyms see ACCIDENT , [since the 1500s]
Cf. ASS, FANNY, RUMP. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 4. common strumpet; a buzzard a fool; an oaf. [since the 1300s]
byental a horse's penis. Cf rizzLfc. [British
copulation. [U.S. slang, 1900s] harlot. Cf. Ass(sense 3), Burr(sense 3), FANNY buzzard, old an old man; a mean old man. early 1700s]
butter semen in compound words, - (sense I), RUMP (sense 2). [British, [U.S. slang, early l900s-pres.] buzzed (also
TERED-BUN, DUCK-BUTTER, MELTED-BUTTER 1600s-1800s] B.Y.O. "Bring your own" liquor. Pertaining to
(all qv.). For synonyms see METTLE. [British buzzed-up) slightly intoxicated.
buttock-ball 1. a dance attended by pros - a party, [slang, mid l900s-pres.] B.Y.O.B.
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] titutes. Cf. BALLUM -RANKUM . [British slang, Cf. BUZZ (sense 2). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-v
pres.] (also B.y.O.G.) "Bring your own
butter back a oaf. [U.S., 1900s or before] 1600s] 2. copulation. For synonyms see
buzzer 1. a homosexual male. For synonyms booze" or "bottle." Pertaining to a party. The
butter-bags the human breasts. Cf BUTTER- SMOCKAGE . [British. I600s-I800s] buttock
BOXES. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and see EPICENE . [U.S. homosexual use, mid Australian version is "Bring your own grog "
banquetting prostitution; a session of
Henley] 1900s] 2. a pickpocket, [underworld, early [slang, mid l900s-pres.] by-scape a
copulation with a prostitute, [slang, mid 1900s or before]
butterball I. a fat person. 2. an oaf; a plump bastard, [mid 1600s] by-slip a
1500s] buttock-broker a madam or a buzzey intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. slang,
bumpkin, [both senses, U.S., 1900s or before] bastard, [late 1600s]
butter-boat the female genitals. Cf. BUTTER. pimp. Cf. early 1700s, Ben Franklin]
FLESH - PEDDLER . [British slang, late 1600s, by-spell (also bispel) a bastard. For synonyms
[British slang, 1800s, Fanner and Henley] buzz the brillo to copulate. "Brillo" is the
butterbox (also butterbag) a derogatory term BE.] buttock-mail a fine imposed on a trademarked brand name of a metallic wool see ACCIDENT , [since the late 1700s] byssus
for a Dutchman, [slang, 1600s-1900s] Syn- fornicator. scourer. Refers to the female pubic hair. [U.S. the growth of hair in the pubic region.
onyms: BUTTER-MOUTH, CABBAGEHEAD, Presumably jocular, based on "blackmail." slang, mid 1900s, Current Slang] From a term meaning "flax" or "silk." Cf.
CHEESE-EATER, FROGLANDER, NIC FROG, B.V.D. men's underwear. From "Bradley, DOWN (sense 2). [ultimately of Semitic origin,
OFFAL-EATER.
See LAIRWITE. [British, 150Os-18OOs] English via Latin and Greek]
butter-boxes the human breasts. Cf. BUTTER- buttocks the posteriors. See BUTTOCK (sense
BAGS. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and 1). buttock-stirring copulation. Cf.
Henley] BUTTOCK
buttercup I. a woman. [U.S. colloquial, mid (sense 2). [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
1900s] 2. an effeminate male. Possibly a ho- Henley] button 1. the clitoris, [colloquial,
mosexual male. Cf. DAISY (sense I), PANSY. 1800s-1900s]
[U.S. slang, early 1900s] 2. a baby's penis. [British, 1800s, Dictionary
buttered bun I. a woman's vagina containing of Slang and Unconventional English] 3. an
semen from a recent ejaculation. Said of pros- opium pellet, [underworld, early 1900s, Dic
titutes who have repeated or serial coition. Cf. tionary of the Underworld] 4. a PEYOTE BUT
BUN (sense 3), WET DECK. 2. a mistress; a TON (q.v.). [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-
prostitute, [both senses, British, 1600s-1800s] pres.]
Jutter flower marijuana. [U.S. drug culture, button-hole the female genitals. Cf. BUTTON
mid 1900s-pres.] (sense 1). [British slang. 1800s, Farmer and
>utterfly queen a homosexual male who pre- Henley]
fers mutual FELLATIO {q.v.). For synonyms see
QUEEN. [U.S. homosexual use, mid 1900s, Far- button-hole factory a brothel. Cf. BUTTON
rell] (sense 1). [British slang, 1800s]
lutterhead an oaf; someone whose brains are button-hole-worker 1. a whoremonger. 2. the
penis, [both senses, British, 1800s]
as soft as butter and useless.
buttons 1. the testes of animals. 2. the dung of
'"-knife the penis. Refers to spreading the
a hare, sheep, or other animals with similar
i<E-,R on the BUN (both q.v.). [British, mid loiHJs]
ultermilk semen. Cf. BUTTER , CREAM (sense small, pellet-shaped feces. [British, mid 1700s]
i'"0T MILK, MILK (sense 2). [British slang, 3. tips of the Peyote cactus. See P/SYOTE BUT
!Ws, Farmer and Henley] TON . [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]

iuTr teLa b"'L BmERM,LK (q.v.) is a butt-peddler 1. a pimp. 2. a prostitute. Cf.


ASS-PEDDLER, [both senses, U.S., early 1900s]
butt-wipe 1. toilet paper. For synonyms see
n
-"--.., a derogatory term for a Dutch- ' T.P. 2. a sycophant. Cf. ASS - WIPE , [both
C/. BUTTERBOX. [British, 15O0s-1800s] 'er- senses, U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
queen (also butter-whore) a scolding n; a buttwooping a spanking administered to the
shrew. [British, mid 1600s] ck 1. anal buttocks. [U.S., 1900s or before] buxom 1.
copulation. 2. to practice pertaining to a healthy, plump girl
61 can
1 "cocaine." Cf ., . [U.S. underworld Caesaration! a mock oath and an exclama- For synonyms see 'Z OUNDS ! [U.S. slang and
and drug culture, early 1900s-pres.] 2. women tion; similar to GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST! (q.v.). colloquialjate 1800s-pres.]
considered as sexual objects. From "cunt." Caesarean section (also Caesarean, Cesarean
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s] C.A. "carcinoma," section) the surgical removal of a baby from
cancer, [medical] cab a brothel. See CAB - its mother's womb; the same as C- SECTION
JOINT . [British slang and cant. 1800s or (q.v.). From the proper name "Julius Caesar,"
before, Lexicon Bal-atronicum] who was delivered in this fashion, [in English
caballo heroin. Cf. HORSE, [from the Spanish since the late 1600s]
word for "horse"; U.S. drug culture, mid cafe au lait* a mulatto; a person with some
I900s-pres.] fraction of Negro heritage. For synonyms see
cabbage 1. a girl or a young woman, [probably 1900s-pres] 2. to defecate. Cf. CACATORIUM , MAHOGANY . [British slang. 1900s] caged
from the French term of endearment CACK. [Caribbean (Jamaican), 1900s, Cassidy intoxicated with alcohol. Cf BOXED -UP ,
petit chou, "my little cabbage"] 2. the female and Le Page] 3. feces; dung, [slang, 1900s and CANNED -UP . [U.S. slang, 1900s] eager (also
genitals. From CABBAGE (q.v.). Cf. CAU- certainly much older] 4. defecation, [slang, cadger) a drunkard; someone who sponges
LIFLOWER, [both senses, British and U.S. slang 1900s or before] drinks. [U.S. slang, 1900s] cagey (also caigy)
and colloquial, 1800s-pres.] cabbage-garden cacafuego literally. "shit-," a very difficult sexually aroused, especially after a period of
(also cabbage-field, cabbage-patch) the or devilish person. Cf. SPITFIRE (sense 1). sexual deprivation or prolonged sexual
female genitals. Cf. CABBAGE . [British and [British, I600s-I900s] desire. [U.S. dialect (Ozarks) 4 1900s or before,
U.S., 1800s-1900s] cabbagehead I. an oaf or cacatorium a privy. For synonyms see AJAX. Randolph and Wilson] Cain "hell" in
fool. [British and U.S. slang and colloquial, mid [British slang or colloquial, late 1700s, Grose] expressions such as "raising Cain." [U.S.
1800s-1900s] 2. a derogatory nickname for a cack 1. dung; feces. 2. to eliminate, [both since colloquial, mid 1800s-pres.] Cain, old the
German or a Dutchman. For synonyms see the early 1400s} 3. to vomit. Cf. BARF , SHIT devil; Satan. See C AIN . [U.S. colloquial,
GERRY . [U.S., mid 1800s-1900s] (sense 6). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 1900s]
cabbage-tree!, By my a mild, mock oath. An cackling fart a hen's egg. [British jocular slang cainotophobia an irrational fear of the un-
elaboration of of "By my hat!" Refers to a known; an inability to cope with new situa-
large hat made from the fibers of the cabbage or cant, late 1600s]
cacky human excrement. Cf. CACK . [British tions; the same as' KAINOPHOBIA (q.v.). See
palm, an Australian plant. [Australian, mid PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek kai-
1800s] and U.S. colloquial, 1800s and before]
notes, "novelty"]
cabinet d'aisance* a W.C.; a restroom. For cacodemon (also cacodaemon) 1. an evil spirit caitiff 1. a coward; a base, mean, and vile
synonyms see W.C. [French] or demon, [since the 1300s, Oxford English person. 2. pertaining to a base, vile person,
cab-joint an establishment offering illegal Dictionary] 2. a nightmare, [early 1800s] [both since the 1300s]
goods or services (e.g., alcohol or prostitu- cacodemonomania a mental disorder in which
tion). Customers are supposedly referred to cake I. the female genitals. For synonyms see
a person believes he is possessed by evil spirits. MONOSYLLABLE. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. the but-
such places by taxicab drivers. This may be a See MANIA for similar forms, [from Greek
interpretation of CAB (<7.V.). [British and kakos. "bad," daimon, "spirit"; before the tocks of a woman, especially if well-formed.
U.S., late I800s-pres.] 1800s] Cf. ASS (senses 2 and 3). [British and U.S.
cabman's rests the bosom; the human breasts. slang, mid 1900s] 3. a sexually desirable
Knyming slang for "breasts." [British slang, cacoethes bibendi* a craving for alcohol. Cf. woman. Cf. PIE, TART. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 4. a
late 1800s, Farmer and Henley] DIPSOMANIA , [from Latin]
prostitute. For synonyms see HARLOT . [Aus-
caconym a bad or unpleasant word or name. tralian, early 1900s] See also CAKEY. cake-
cab-moll a prostitute in a CAB-JOINT (q. v.). For
Y mS SCe " ARL0T - [British and U S - Related to CACK (q.v.).
cactus the Peyote cactus, which is the source of
mescaline, a hallucinogenic substance. Cf.
eater an effeminate male; one who is quite
comfortable at fussy tea parties. Cf. BUN-
DUSTER. [U.S. slang, early 1900s] cake-shop
"namTr ,il the human Posteriors. From the
MESCALINE , PEYOTE . [U.S. drug culture, mid ! a brothel. From CAKE (sense 4). [Australian,
11 s i car at the end of a railroad train. nirtn
q lal and sIan
? e- 190s or before] 2. groun s3me 900s-pres.] mid 1900s, Baker] cakey (also cake) an oaf.
cthe last male to copulate in a mid l9Ms-aCt" PULL A cactus juice tequila. An alcoholic beverage [British slang, late
TRAIN US slan
- t - 8' associated, like the cactus, with Mexico. [U.S. 1700s, Grose]
c
?- c
Ka Ka (also caca 1, i falseoraHi.i, slang, mid l900s-pres.] calaboose a jail or prison. For synonyms see
"f J ' heroin; sometimes cad an ill-bred and uncouth male. For syn-
C rom Spanish W 10'- SeeSH1T(sense 5). cow. [from Spanish calabozo, a dungeon;
Rican 1,_. M O J Mexican and Puerto onyms see SNOKE -HORN . [British and U.S., stereotypical Western movie jargon in the mid
-J -a. drug culture and slang, mid mid 1800s-pres.] 1900s; U.S. colloquial, late 1700s-pres.] calf a
cadaver a corpse. Especially one used for ana- dolt; an oaf. Cf. MOONCALF, [colloquial, mid
tomical dissection, [since the 1300s] 1500s]
cadet a pimp or procurer. [U.S. underworld, calf-clingers trousers, especially tight-fitting
early 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] trousers. For synonyms see GALLIGASKINS .
Cadillac 1.cocaine. Cf. C.(sense l).2.thedrug [British slang, early 1800s] calf-eyes flirting
P.C.P. (q.v.). [both senses, U.S. drug culture, eyes; overtures involving flirtations. [U.S.,
mid 1900s-pres.] 1900s or before] calf-lolly an oaf; a
caducity senility, [euphemistic] simpleton. Cf. CALF, MOONCALF , [mid 1600s,
cadulix the penis. For synonyms see YARD . (Urquhart)] calf-love an adolescent crush or
[based on Latin; U.S. euphemism, 1900s or a brief love affair, [colloquial, early 1800s-
before, Wentworth] pres.] calf's head an oaf or a blockhead, [from
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)] calf-slobber (also calf slobbers) a dysphemism
for "meringue." For related terms see DOG'S
VOMIT . [U.S. slang, late 1800s-1900s]
calico a woman; women considered as sexual
objects. [U.S. slang and colloquial, mid
1800s-1900s]
calico queen a fast woman of the saloons and
honky-tonks. Cf. CALICO . [U;S.. 1800S]
California cornflakes cocaine. Cf. JOY FLAKES.
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]
California sunshine the drug L,S.D. (q.v.).
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
called to straw pertaining to a woman who has
gone into LABOR (q.v.). Refers to a cow giving
birth. [U.S. dialect, 1900s and before]
callet a lewd woman; a sexually loose woman.
Not related to CALL - GIRL ( S . V .). [British.
1500s-1700s]
call-girl 1. a prostitute who makes appoint-
ments by telephone or a prostitute who can be
called on (visited) for her services. 2. any
prostitute. Cf. C-G IRL. [both senses, U.S.,
early l900s-pres.]
call-house (also call-joint) a brothel. Proposed
origins include: a place where someone makes
a call to find the telephone number of a pros-
titute, a brothel where prostitutes make ap-
pointments by telephone, and a brothel where
you can call on prostitutes to do anything. Cf.
HOUSE OF CALL. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
callibisters the human testicles. See also CALL-
IBISTRIS.
callibistris (also callistris) the penis. [1600s or
before, (Urquhart)]
callipygian pertaining to well-shaped buttocks
or to a person with well-shaped buttocks,
usually a woman, [early 1600s]
camera obscura* the buttocks; the posteriors.
Comparing the anus as the light-admitting
aperture in the camera obscura. [U.S. slang or
nonce, early 1900s]
camp 1. a brothel. 2. a residence or gathering
place for male homosexuals, [both senses,
U.S. slang or nonce, Montelone] 3. pertaining
to obvious and open or exaggerated male
homosexual behavior. Also campy. [U.S. and
British slang and underworld, early 1900s-
pres.] 4. to display one's homosexual behavior
openly or in an exaggerated manner. Cf. CAMP
IT UP. [U.S. homosexual use, mid 1900s-pres.]
camp it up to overdo effeminacy. Refers to
behavior in theatrical roles (Partridge) or in
the public behavior of a homosexual. [British
and U.S. slang, early !900s-pres.]
campy the same as CAMP (sense 3).
can 1. a restroom or toilet. In addition to
referring to the receptacle, "can" may have
been reinforced by the "gan" or "ken" of
"donegan" or "dunnaken." See DONIKER .
[U.S. slang and colloquial, 1900s if not before]
2. a jail; a prison. For synonyms see cow.
[U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. the female genitals.
[British slang, 1800s] 4. a breast. See CANS. 5.
the buttocks; the bottom. [U.S. slang and
Canadian black 62 63 carnal knowledge
colloquial, 1900s or before] 6. one ounce of "hat," which is slang for the female sexual the U.S., any Canadian. Professor James Caramba! an exclamation, [from Spanish]
marijuana. From a tobacco "can" (in which organ. See HAT, OLD. Cf. CAN (sense 3). [Brit- Sledd makes a very good case that this word is carbuncle a boil; a large, localized sta-
the plant was commonly transported) and ish slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] from Hawaiian kanaka, "man." See KANAKAS. phylococcus infection.
from "Cannabis." [U.S. drug culture, mid cannabinol the drug P.C.P. C<?v); the drug [both recognized since the mid 1800s] carbuncle face a derogatory nickname for a
1900s] Canadian black a type of marijuana said P.C.P. sold as T.H.C. (q.v.), the active ingre- canvasback a harlot; a sexually loose woman; person with a very pimply face. [British, late
to be dient in marijuana which is widely sought for a woman who spends considerable time with 1600s, B.E.]
grown in Canada. [U.S. drug culture, mid its CHARGE (sense 1). [U.S. drug culture, mid her back on a canvas-covered floor, presuma- carcan an iron collar used to imprison offen-
]900s-pres.] canary 1. a young woman or girl, 1900s-pres.] bly copulating. A reinterpretation of the com-
mon name of a duck. ders. Cf JOUGS . [early 1500s]
especially a Cannabis americana* American hemp; a com- cardinal is come the menses have begun. From
female vocalist; a BIRD (sense 1) who sings. mon name for the American varieties of CAN- canyon yodeling CUNNILINGUS (q.v.). Cf. the red color of a cardinal's vestments, [collo-
[U.S., 1900s and before] 2. a Chinese. From NABIS SATIVA (q.v.). For synonyms see MARI. YODEL . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
quial, late 170Os-18OOs]
the yellow color of a canary. For synonyms [U.S., 1900s] cap to buy or use narcotics. Originally from
see JOHN C HINAMAN . [Australian, 1900s and cardiophobia an irrational fear of heart dis-
Cannabis indica* (also Cannabis) a common "capsule," now refers to various forms of ease. Sec PHOBIA for similar forms, [from
before, Baker] name for the Indian varieties of C ANNABIS drugs. Cf. CAP OUT . [U.S. drug culture, mid Greek kardia, "heart"]
canary cage a bustle. A variant of BIRDCAGE SATIVA (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s] Cannabis 1900s-pres.]
(sense 1). [British slang, mid 1800s] mexicana* Mexican hemp; a common name capable nubile; VIRIPOTENT (q.v.); able to cop- cardio-vascular accident an unexpected event
cancer-stick a dysphemism for "cigarette." Cf. for the Mexican varieties of C ANNABIS SATIVA ulate. Cf. ABILITY . [1600s] involving the heart and blood vessels; a heart
(q.v.). [U.S., 1900s] Cannabis sativa* (also Cape Horn the female genitals. The HORN attack.
COFFIN -NAIL . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
Cannabi.i) the botanical name for marijuana. (sense 3) is the penis. [British slang, 1800s, caress 1. to pet, fondle, or grope. 2. to copu -
C. and H. a mixture of "cocaine and heroin." late, [euphemistic, 1800s-1900s]
For synonyms see AND COLD. [U.S. slang For svuonyms see MARI. [1900s] Farmer and Henley]
and drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.j canned goods male or female virgins. With Cape of Good Hope the female genitals. For cark the penis. From a British dialect term for
candle the penis. A mate to the CANDLESTICK reference to their being "sealed" like a can. synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE. [British slang, "load" or possibly from a similar term mean-
(o.v.). See CANDLE-BASHER. [British slang, [U.S. underworld, 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] ing "stiff" (Halliwell). It seems to be but is not
1800s, Farmer and Henley] and Lipsius] caper-juice whisky. "Caper" refers here to a a dialect pronunciation of "cock." [attested as
canned-up (also canned) intoxicated with al- SPREE (sense 2). [U.S. slang, late 1800s] U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
candle-basher a spinster; a female masturba-
tor. Cf. BASHER, CANDLE. [British, early 1900s cohol. "Canned" is the most common current capernoited intoxicated with alcohol, [from a carminate to BREAK WIND(<7.V.). See CARMINA-
U.S. form. Cf. BOTTLED, BOXED-UP, CAGED, Scots word meaning "muddleheaded"; U.S., TIVE.
or before, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven-
tional English] TINNED , [widespread slang, 1900s] cannibal a 1800s] carminative 1. pertaining to the breaking of
candle-sconce (also candle) a pimp or a ponce. fellator, specifically a homosexual male. Cf. capnomancy divination by means of the inter- wind, [since the mid 1600s] 2. an agent or drug
Rhyming slang for PONCE (<J.V .). [British MANEATER (sense 1). For synonyms see pretation of the shapes of the smoke column which relieves flatulence, [since the late 1600s]
slang, early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and PICCOLO - PLAYER . [U.S. underworld, 1900s] rising from a sacrificial fire. See -MANCY for carnal 1. pertaining to fleshly, as opposed to
Unconventional English] cannon balls the testicles. Cf BULLETS (sense similar forms, [from Greek kapnos, "smoke"; spiritual, matters. In particular, sexual mat-
candlestick the female genitals. Cf. CANDLE. 1). [British slang and nonce, late 1800s, Farmer early 1600s] ters or desires, [mid 1400s-pres.] 2. to copu-
[British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] and Henley] capon 1. a castrated male bird. No negative late. Cf. CARNALIZE, [mid 1600s; rare then and
connotations, [since the late 1500s] 2. a eu- obsolete now]
C. and M. a mixture of "cocaine and mor- cannon woman a prostitute. Possibly based on
phine." For similar terms see AND COLD. "gun moll." [U.S. underworld, early 1900s, nuch, [since the 1600s] 3. a homosexual male; carnal abuse handling or abuse of the female
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] Montelone] a pederast; an effeminate male. [U.S. slang, genitals (without penetration) by a male, [law]
candy 1. intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- mid 1900s] carnal acquaintance copulation. An early eu-
canoe to neck, pet, and make love. [U.S.,
onyms see WOOFLED . [British slang, early 1900s and before] See also TALK TO THE CANOE capoop 1. to defecate. 2. dung. Cf. POOP phemism. Cf. CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, KNOWL-
1800s, Egan's Grose] 2. any drug. Usually DRIVER. (senses 3 and 7). [both senses, U.S. dialect EDGE.
refers to hard drugs, specifically cocaine, (Ozarks), 1900s or before, Randolph and Wil-
canon (also cannon) intoxicated with alcohol. son]
carnal connection (also carnal engagement)
hashish, L.S.D., and barbiturates. Originally sexual intercourse. A euphemism for"copula-
only cocaine. Cf. CANDY MAN, NEEDLE-CANDY, [British slang, late 1800s] canoodle to pet
and fondle lovingly. Cf. FIRKYTOODLE . cap out to pass out from the use of marijuana tion." [1800s or before]
NOSE-CANDY. [U.S. drug culture, early 1900s- or drugs. Cf. CAP . [U.S. drug culture, mid
pres.] [U.S. slang and colloquial, mid 1800s-pres.] 1900s-pres.] carnal copulation sexual intercourse. Now
candy-ass a coward; a timid and helpless per- can-paper toilet paper. For synonyms see T. P. "copulation" alone carries the full meaning.
capricornifled "horned," meaning "cuck- Cf. COPULATION, [euphemistic, 15O0s-18O0s]
son- Cf. PLCKER-ASSED. [U.S. slang, mid [U.S. slang or colloquial, 1900s] cans the olded." [British, late 1700s or before, Grose]
1900s-pres.] breasts. Usually in the plural. For carnal desire lust; sexual passion or arousal,
ndy man a seller of hard drugs. Cf. CANDY synonyms see BOSOM. [U.S., 1900s] See also cap-sick intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. CROP -
SICK. [British, early 1600s-1800s]
[euphemistic, 1600s]
2) for exa mple s. [U .S. drug culture, CAN (sense 4). carnal enjoyment sexual pleasure; presumably
capsize to castrate. [U.S. dialect and
s] cantharides an aphrodisiac or love potion. colloquial, 1900s or before] a euphemism for "copulation."
"* b,t0 C0P.ulate with a woman in the sense Typically the "Spanish fly," an aphrodisiac carnal intercourse copulation, now usually
Deat. [British slang, 1900s, Dictionary of made from the Lytta vesicatoria beetle. cantrip captain is at home a catch phrase indicating that
a woman is menstruating. Cf. ENTERTAINING THE "intercourse."
Vang and Unconventional English] 2. the 1. witchcraft; a charm or a spell. 2. pertaining
t n < \ ',the ex Pression varnish one's cane GENERAL . [British colloquial, late I 1700s- carnalite a lewd person; someone with obses-
to any real or imagined magical act. [both
W-v.). [British, 1800s] senses, Scots and British, early 1700s] 1800s] sive sexual desires, [late 1500s]
\J captain of the head a military man of low rank carnality 1. lechery, lust, and lewdness. 2.cop-
? C st r o n 8- intoxicating liquor. [U.S. can't see a hole in a ladder a catch phrase who is in charge of keeping the latrine clean.
(Southern), 1900s or before] pertaining to a person who is heavily intoxi- ulation, [both since the early 1400s, Oxford
Cf. HONEY-DIPPER . [English-speaking armed English Dictionary]
u" ed"*th? buttocks. Cf. CAN (sense 5). [U.S. cated. Occurs in numerous variants. [British forces. World War II]
underworld, 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lip- and U.S. slang, 1800s-1900s] Canuck 1. in carnalize 1. to arouse sexually; to awaken the
Captain Standish the erect penis. Cf. BODY 'S LIBIDO (qv.). 2. to copulate with a woman.
Canada, a French Canadian. 2. in CAPTAIN , MY. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer
" Ster The fem
ale genitals. and Henley] For synonyms see OCCUPY, [both senses, early
1700s]
British slang for caput mortuum* the death's-head warning;
the skull and cross-bones. [Latin] carnal knowledge copulation. As a legal term,
this refers to even the slightest penetration of
64 65 caterwauling
VUlva Cf. CARNAL ACQUAINTANCE, [eu- cartwheel an amphetamine tablet marked on cast one's skin to strip naked, [cant, 1800s,
one side with cross-scoring to make it easy to catamenial state the menstrual period; the
stic; l400s-pres.] nal Darts the genitals Sinks of London Laid Open] menses, [medical]
of a male or female; break. Cf. CROSSROAD, DOUBLE -CROSS . [U.S. castor oil artist a medical doctor. For syn - catamite 1. a young boy who serves as a pas-
*he sexual parts, [early 1700s] drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] * carving- onyms see DOC . [British and U.S. military] sive pederast or RECEIVER (q.v.); a boy kept
knife one's own wife; anyone's wife. castrate 1. to remove the testicles by cutting. solely for sexual purposes. Cf. PATHIC , PEG
arnal stump the penis. Cf. MIDDLE STUMP . Synonyms: ALTER , ARRANGE , CAPSIZE,
'[written nonce; late 1600s] Rhyming slang for "wife." For synonyms see BOY. [from the Latin name Catamitus; since
CHANGE, DEHORN, DESEXUALIZE, DEVIRILIZE,
arnal trap the female genitals, specifically the WARDEN . [British, 1900s, Dictionary of the late 1500s] 2. any male, regardless of age,
DOCTOR, DOMESTICATE, FIX, GELD, GLIB,
vaeina For synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE . Rhyming Slang] casa 1. a brothel, a HOUSE who serves as a RECEIVER (q.v.} in pederasty.
KNACKER, LIB, MAIM, MARK, MUTILATE, NUT, Catamitus* the Latin name for GANYMEDE
[mid 1600s. (Urquhart)] (</.V.). Also case. THROW, TRIM, UN-MAN, UNSEX, WORK ON. 2. to (q.v.).
arnifex an executioner. Occasionally used for remove the ovaries surgically. Rare if not
[British, 1600s] 2. a toilet; a W.C. See CARSEY. cat and kitties (also cats and kitties) the
"butcher." Halliwell defines it as "scoundrel." obsolete, [both since the early 1600s] 3. to
[early 1500s] [British slang or cant, 1800s or before] breasts. Rhyming slang for "titties." For syn-
expurgate a book, [since the early 1600s] onyms see BOSOM. [U.S., early 1900s, Diction-
carnificate to hang a man. See EXCARNIFICA- Casanova a stereotypical male lover. Cf. castration I. the surgical removal of the testi- ary of Rhyming Slang]
TION (sense 2). [early 1600s] LOTHARIO. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] cascade cles and formerly the ovaries, [early 1600s] 2.
carpet knight a lecher; a chaser of women. Cf. to vomit, [slang and colloquial, late the destruction of the testicles or their func- catarrh I. phlegm or mucus. For synonyms sec
tions through radiation or other accidental BOOGIE , [since the early 1500s] 2. any mild
BLOW OFF ON THE GROUNSILLS. From a nick- 1700s- 1900s] "cold" or influenza where there is considerable
name for a knight honored for services other causes. 3. the loss or removal of the penis or phlegm remaining in the body. [U.S. collo--
than those performed on the battlefield. [Brit- case 1. the female genitals. See CAZE. Cf. BOX penis and testicles as feared in CASTRATION quial, I800s-I900s]
ish and U.S. slang, late 1800s-1900s] (sense 2), KEESTER (sense 3). [British, ANXIETY (q.v.).
1600s-1800s] 2. a W.C; a toilet. Originally catastrophe the posteriors. From the "ass" in
Carrie a reinterpretation of the initial "C" of castration anxiety (also castration complex) 1. the second syllable. Sometimes pronounced
"house." Cf. CARSEY, CASA. [cant, 1600s] an infantile fear in the male child that his
"cocaine." From the proper name. Not always "cat-ass-trophy." [nonce and slang since the
capitalized. Cf. C. [U.S. drug culture, mid | case-keeper the keeper of a brothel. Cf. CASA. VIRILIA (q.v.) will be removed as punishment late 1500s]
900s-pres.] [cant, 1900s or before. Dictionary of Slang for his sexual feelings toward his mother.
and Unconventional English] catch 1. in male homosexual intercourse, the
carrion 1. a rotting carcass, [since the 1200s] Considered pathological in the adult. 2. an male receiving the phallus and the semen. Cf.
2. anything putrid. 3. dung. 4. a prostitute. infantile fear in the female child that she once
case vrow a prostitute who works in a brothel, possessed a penis which was taken away as
INSERTOR, PASSIVE PEDERAST, RECEIVER. [U.S.
[British, 1800s or before] 5. the human body, in contrast to one who works the streets. See homosexual use, 1900s] 2. to become preg-
living or dead. [British, 1800s or before] punishment for her sexual feeling toward her nant. Cf. KETCHED, TAKE (sense 2). [British
CASE (sense 1). [from Dutch vrow, "woman"; father. Cf. ELECTRA COMPLEX, OEDIPUS COM-
carrion-hunter an undertaker. [British slang, cant, late 1700s or before, Grose] and U.S. colloquial and dialect, I800s-1900s] 3.
PLEX.
late 1700s, Grose] cash and carried legally married. Rhyming a matrimonially desirable male or female.
castrato a male soprano who was castrated [British and U.S., late 1500s-pres.] catch an
carrot the penis, especially the penis of a child, slang for "married." Cf. AND CARRIED . before puberty to prevent his voice from
[slang, nonce, or juvenile since the 1600s or [British slang, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and oyster coition from the point of view of the
changing, [an Italian word and practice in the woman. OYSTER (sense 3) refers to semen.
before] Unconventional English] 1700s; in English since the mid 1700s] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
carrying a flag having a menstrual period. For cash in one's chips (also cash in one's checks) cast up one's accounts to vomit. See CAST
to die; the same as HAND IN ONE'S CHIPS, PASS catch a packet to catch a venereal disease. The
synonyms see FLOODS. [U.S. slang, 1900s] (sense I). From a phrase meaning"balance the expression generally means to get into trou-
carrying something heavy intoxicated with al- IN ONE 'S CHIPS (both q.v.). [British and U.S., books." For synonyms see YORK.
late 1800s-pres.] ble, to be reprimanded, or to be disciplined.
cohol, as if the drinker's difficulty in moving Cat "God" in oaths such as "Swelp me Cat!" Cf. FIRESHIP. [British military, early 1900s]
were due to carrying a heavy load. [U.S. slang, casings dried cattle dung used as fiel. Possibly [1700s or before] catch-colt a colt whose paternity is unknown.
early 1900s] from "castings." See CAST (sense 3). For syn- cat 1. a prostitute. [British, early 1400s-pres.] Also used for a human bastard. Cf.
carrying two red lights (also carrying three red onyms see COW-CHIPS . [British dialect, since 2. intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S., early 1700s, WOODS -COLT. [U.S. dialect and colloquial,
lights) intoxicated with alcohol. Based on the the early 1600s] Ben Franklin] 3. a gossip; a shrewish woman, 1900s and before]
signal for a ship out of control. Refers to the casket 1. a coffin. Recognized as an American [late 1700s-pres.] 4. a male; a buddy. [U.S. catch-'em-alive-O the female genitals. From a
uncontrolled gait of a drunkard. [British and euphemism in the late 1800s, now the word- slang. 1900s] 5. to seek women for sex; to nickname for a type of sticky flypaper used in
U.S., nautical and World War 11] of-choice for "coffin." [U.S., late !800s-pres.] chase woman. From TOMCAT (sense 2). [U.S., the mid 1800s. Cf. FLY-CATCHER, FLY-TRAP.
carry-knave a harlot; a prostitute. Cf. BICYCLE, 2. to place a corpse in a coffin. [U.S. funeral 1900s or before] 6. the female genitals. "Cat" is [British slang, mid 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
FERRY, OMNIBUS (sense 2). [British slang or trade, 1900s] a nickname fora lady's MUFF (sense 1), which catch-fart a page or footboy who follows
colloquial, early 1600s] refers to the female genitals, and it is further closely behind his master. [British, late
carry on 1. to have a loud and exciting time at a cast 1. to vomit. Also cast up. Cf. THROW UP reinforced by PUSSY (sense 1). [British and 1600s- 1700s]
party. No negative connotations. 2. to chatter ONE 'S ACCOUNTS. [British slang or cant, early U.S., mid 1800s-pres.] 7. to vomit. Cf. SHOOT Vy^atch up with the boat to contract a venereal
endlessly. 3. to have an illicit love or sexual 1600s] 2. to bear young, as in "cast kittens." THE CAT. For synonyms see YORK. [British and
[late 15OOs-18OOs] 3. to excrete; to cast dung. disease. Cf. CATCH A PACKET. [British nautical,
atfair. [all senses, U.S., 1900s or before] U.S. slang, 1800s-I900s] 8. heroin. Cf. BOY
carsey (also carsi) 1. a house, den, or crib. Cf. Said mostly of animals in avoidance of more (sense 3), BROTHER (sense 1). [U.S. drug cul- 1900s or before, Granville] categelophobia
CASA (sense 1). [cant, 1800s or before] 2. a direct terms. [British, early 1700s] 4. drunk; ture, mid 1900s-pres.] an inability to tolerate
restroom, toilet, or JOHN (q.v.). Also carzy, very drunk. For synonyms see WOOFLED [Brit- catafalque a structure used for the public ex- ridicule. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from
"ray. Cf. CASA (sense 2). [possibly from the ish slang or colloquial, early 1900s] hibition of the remains of an important
uindl word khazi; primarily Cockney, Brit- lsn, person. Cf. MEMORY PICTURE, [since the early Greek kata, "against," gelao, "to laugh"]
caste pertaining to a person of mixed racial
late 1800s-pres.] heritage, i.e., Negroid and another race. 1600s] caterpillar a drunkard; someone drunk
! C k n T n a u s e a f r o m "ding i n a car or Sal, [1700s] catamaran an ugly and scolding old woman. enough to crawl. For synonyms see ALCHY .
WOsf C/ AIRSICKNESS- U'S- coll- castigatory a CUCKING -STOOL or a DUCKING- Cf. BATTLE-SHIP. For synonyrns see AMAZON. [Australian, early 1900s, Baker] caterwaul to
0 div STOOL (both q.v.). [British colloquial, mid [British and U.S., early 1800s-1900s] pet and fondle. Cf. FIRKYTOODLE .
'nation through the use of S' ng ? 1700s]
* rds or Tarot c ards. See - MANCY for "nilar catamenia the menses. For synonyms see [since the late 1500s]
forms, [from Italian , "playing ; casting-couch a legendary couch found in the caterwauling to carouse in the night. Now used
late 1800s] offices of casting directors for use in seducing FLOODS , [medical, mid 1700s-pres.]
primarily for cats. Cf. CATERWAUL , [early
young women by offering them acting roles in catamenialdischarge theEFFLUViUM(i7.v.)lost 1500s-pres.]
theatrical productions. The legend has been during the menses, [medical]
extended to include homosexual favors. [U.S.
slang, 1900s]
cat-Oat 66 67 chancre
cat-flat a brothel. Cf C AT (sense 1), cattle-truck an act of copulation; to coit. celestial poultry a jocular nickname for angels. C-habit a "cocaine-habit." Cf. (sense 1).
CAT -HOUSE . [U.S. underworld, early 1900s] Rhyming slang for "fuck." [slang, 1900s, Dic- [British and U.S., late 1800s-pres.] [U.S. drug culture, 1900s]
catgut inferior liquor; rot-gut. For synonyms tionary of Rhyming Slang] celibacy the state of a person who refrains chafer to copulate. From "chauver," meaning
see EMBALMING FLUID [U.S. slang, 1900s] cat wagon a brothel or bawdyhouse on wheels from sexual intercourse, [since the mid 1600s] "rub." [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
Cat-harn! a mild oath. Rhyming slang for on the U.S. Western frontier. [U.S., 1900s or cellar the female genitals, specifically the vag-
DARN (q.v.). See C AT . [U.S. colloquial] before] chaff nonsense; worthless talk or idle chatter.
ina. Cf. BOTTOMLESS -PIT (sense 1). [British [usually thought of as Biblical (Matthew);
cat heads (also cat's heads) the breasts. From Cauc an abbreviation of "Caucasian." [U.S., slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
a popular species of very large apples. 1900s] colloquial since the 1600s or before] chain
cellar-door the female genitals; probably also
[British slang, early 1800s or before, Lexicon cauda* the penis, [the Latin word for "tail"] the hymen. For synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE. lightning inferior whisky or other liquor.
Bal-aironicum] See also CAT'S-HEAD-CUT- caught pregnant. Cf. CATCH (sense 2), KET - [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] For synonyms see EMBALMING FLUID . [U.S.
OPEN. slang or colloquial, 1800s] . . . . '',.. chair
CHED , TAKE (sense 2). [U.S. colloquial and cemetery a place for the interment of the dead.
cat-house a brothel. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- dialect, 1900s or before] Originally for Roman catacombs and later for the electric chair. [U.S. underworld and
pres.] caught in a snowstorm intoxicated with co- the land surrounding a Christian church, stereotypical gangster talk, 1900s] Synonyms:
cat-house cutie a prostitute. For synonyms caine. See SNOW and the entries which follow [from Greek; in English since the 1300s] Syn- DEATH CHAIR, FLAME CHAIR, HOT CHAIR,'HOT
see HARLOT. [U.S. slang, 1900s, Montelone] it for additional expressions on the onyms: BONE-ORCHARD, BONE-YARD, BOOT SEAT, HOT SQUAT, JUICE CHAIR, OLD MONKEY,
cat-lap tea or some other substance suitable SNOW-CAINE {q.v.) theme. [U.S. slang, mid HILL, CHURCHYARD , CITY OF THE DEAD, COLD OLD SMOKY, OLD SPARKY, SMOKY SEAT.
for a cat to lap or "fit for women" (Farmer and 1900s] STORAGE, DEAD CENTER, FINAL RESTING PLACE,
chalcomancy divination by means of inter-
Henley). [British slang, late 1700s-1900s] caught with one's pants down said of a person GOD'S ACRE, GRAVEYARD, LAND-YARD, LAST., preting the sounds made by striking vessels of
ratoptromancy divination through the use of HOME, MARBLE CITY, MARBLE ORCHARD, ME-
caught doing something which he ought not to copper or brass. See - MANCY for similar
mirrors. Cf ENOPTROMANCY. See -MANCY for MORIAL PARK, NECROPOLIS, OSSUARY, PERMA-
be doing, or ought to be doing in private. NENT REST CAMP , POLYANDRION , POLY -
forms, [based on Greek chalco, "of copper"]
similar forms, [from Greek kaloptron, "mir- cauliflower the female genitals. Cf. CABBAGE chalk 1. liquor. The same as (q.v.). For
ror"; early 1600s] ANDRIUM , POTTER 'S FIELD , REST CAMP , SAINT
and see the explanation at RED ONION. [British TERRA. synonyms see BOOZE. [U.S., early 1900s] 2.
rat's ass, the descriptive of something extraor- slang, 1800s or before] amphetamines. From the color and texture of
dinary. Cognate with "the cat's pajamas." ceneromancy divination using ashes. See
caulk to copulate. With reference to forcing -MANCY for similar forms, [derivation un- powdered chalk. For synonyms see AMP. [U.S.
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s] :at's-head-cut-open material between the planks of a ship's hull. A drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
the female genitals, especially the vulva. known, Shipley]
play on COCK (sense 4). [British, 1800s, Farm- cenophobia (also kenophobia) an irrational chalker a Negro who acts like a Caucasian; a
Refers to a cross section of a large apple. Cf. er and Henley] Negro who spends so much time with Cauca-
CABBAGE, RED ONION . [British slang, fear of openness or emptiness. See PHOBIA for
causimomancy a type of divination involving similar forms, [from Greek kenos, "empty"] sians that it's beginning to rub off on him like
early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and chalk. Essentially derogatory. Cf. OREO. [U.S.
"trial" of various objects by fire. The objects center of attraction the female genitals. Cf.
Unconventional English] See also black use, mid 1900s-pres.]"
CAT HEADS.
representing good omens do no; burn. See POiNT-OF-ATTRACTioN. [U.S. slang, 1800s]
-MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek kjusis. cham (also chammy) champagne. Cf. SHAM-
:at-skin the female pubic hair. See CAT (sense "burning," Gibson and Gibson] cavault to center of bliss the female genitals. [1800s or POO. [British slang, late 1800s]
6). For synonyms see DOWNSHIRE . [British before] chamber 1. to take a woman to the bedroom
copulate. See CAVAULTING , FORNICATE.
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] :at's meat central furrow the female genitals, especially for sexual purposes. From "bedchamber."
the female genitals. For synonyms sec cavaulting (also cavolting) copulation. From the PUDENDAL CLEAVAGE (q.v.). [British, Literally, "to BED (sense 1) a woman." [early
MONOSYLLABLE. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer horses and horseback-riding. Cf. PRIG (sense 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 1600s] 2. a truncation of "chamber pot." From
and Henley] I), RIDE. [British, 1800s or before] "bedchamber pot." [late 1500s-early 1900s]
central office the female genitals. [British,
Zti'% nouns! an oath of avoidance, "By God's cavaulting school a brothel. Cf. ACADEMY. 1800s, Farmer and Henley] chamber-lye urine collected from the chamber
wounds!" Sometimes interpreted as "By [British, late 1600s, B.E.] pot for use in washing and cleaning. Cf. LANT.
God's words!" [1700s] cephalomancy (also cephalonomancy) divina- [colloquial, late 1500s-1800s]
cave 1. the female genitals, specifically the vag- tion involving the boiled head of a donkey.
:atso (also catzo) 1. the penis, [from Italian ina and especially if large. 2. women consid- See - MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek chamber of commerce 1. a brothel. See SEXUAL
catzo; British, 16O0s-17O0s] 2. a rogue; a ered solely as sexual objects. Cf. CAVE OF kephale, "head"; mid 1600s] COMMERCE . [U.S. underworld, Montelone] 2.
"ne'er-do-well." Probably from sense 1. For HARMONY . For synonyms see TAIL , [both a chamber pot or toilet; a restroom. [U.S.
synonyms see SNOKE-HORN. [British slang, senses, U.S. slang, 1900sand earlieras nonce] ceremonial license "ceremonial sexual li- slang and colloquial, 1800s-1900s]
early 1600s] 3. an exclamation, the same as cense," the setting aside of a society's rules of chamber pot a vessel kept in bedrooms for the
cave man a strong, virile man, especially one sexual conduct on special occasions.
GADSO! and GODSO! (both q.v.). Usually cap- bearing much body hair or body hair in un- reception of urine during the night. This elimi-
italized in this sense. usual places. [British and U.S., late 1800s- ceromancy divination by the interpretation of nated the necessity of transporting oneself to
atsood intoxicated with alcohol; drunk on pres.] the shapes formed when melted wax is poured an outdoor privy. A truncation of "bedcham-
four sous, [corruption of the French quatre into water. See - MANCY for similar forms, ber pot." For synonyms see POT. [since the
caveof harmony the female geruais. C^ CAVE . [from Greek keros, "wax"; mid 1600s] 1500s]
sous; British military, 1900s, Fraserand Gib- [1800s and probably much earlier]
bons] certificate of birth the female genitals. [British chamber stool (also chamber utensil, chamber
at's water gin viewed as a woman's drink. Cf. (also case, kaze) the female genitals. Cf. slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] vessel) a polite euphemism for CHAMBER POT
CAT -LAP . For synonyms see RUIN . [British CASE (sense I), KAZE . [British, late 1800s, (q.v.). [1500s-1800s]
cerumen earwax. For synonyms see EXCRE -
slang, 1800s] Farmer and Henley] MENT , [based on Latin; since the mid 1700s] chamber work the sexual activities of a male;
attabomancy divination which utilizes vessels C.B. an abbreviation of COCK-BLOCK (q.v.), an cesarotomy a CAESAREAN SECTION (q.v.). sexual work done in a bedchamber. For syn-
made from brass. Cf. CHALCOMANCY . See attempt to interfere with another man's [medical] onyms see SMOCK AGE. [early 1500s]
-MANCY for similar forms, [possibly from woman. Punning on the initials of citizens chance-born 1. pertaining to an illegitimate
band radio. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] cesspit a cesspool; the hole under an outhouse.
Greek kataballo, "to throw down," Gibson [British and U.S., mid 1800s] child. 2. a bastard. For synonyms see ACCI-
and Gibson] Cecil cocaine. Cf. C. (sense I). From the prop- DENT , [colloquial since the 1800s]
er name. Not always capitalized. [U.S. under- cesspool a pit or pool for receiving human chance-child (also chance-bairn) a bastard; an
tting See CAT (sense 5), TOMCAT (sense 2). wastes. Cf. COMPOST HOLE , [since the late
He 1. to coit. Cf. BULL (sense 2). 2. pros- world, mid l900s-pres.j illegitimate child. Cf. ACCIDENT (sense 1).
1700s] [British and U.S. dialect and colloquial, 1800s
titutes. [British, late 1600s, B.E.] 3. women in cee cocaine. Cf. C. (sense 1). [U.S.
underworld, mid 1900s] C-girl a prostitute; a CALL - GIRL (q.v.). Cf. B- or before]
general. Cf. FAD-CATTLE, LIVESTOCK.[U.S. un- GIRL . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
derworld, early 1900s] chancre (also shanker) 1. formerly any ulcer or
sore. 2. recently a venereal sore, especially one
[medical and colloquial] 2, the
change CLIMACTERIC (sense 2) in men. [medical] and woman sleeping in the same bed to insure
change one's luck a catch phrase describing that they do not copulate. Cf. BUND - LING-
__________________________ a male Caucasian's occasional copulation 69 BOARD.
with a black woman, and presumably a chat the female genitals. Cf. PUSSY, [from the
68_ cocaine, [both senses, U.S. underworld, mid
1900s] male Negro's copulation with a Caucasian French chat, "cat"; British slang, 1800s,
Charley Frisky Scotch whisky; any whisky. woman Cf. BLACK MEAT, WHITE MEAT. Farmer and Henley]
Rhyming slang for "whisky.* Cf. GAY AND [U.S., 1900s] chates 1. the gallows, [cant, mid 1500s-180Os]
chank (also chanck) 1. a syphilitic 2. lice. See CHATTS.
FRISKY . [British slang, mid 1800s]
Charley Hunt (also Charley) the female geni- chancre; a case of syphilis. Cf. SHANK chatterbox (also chatterpie) an incessant talk-
(sense 2). [U.S., 1900s or before] 2. a er. Often a talker of nonsense. For synonyms
tals. Rhyming slang for CUNT (q.v.). Cf. see BULLER. [since the 1700s]
BERKELEY HUNT. [British slang, late 1800s, prostitute. See SHANK (sense 1).
chatts (also chates, chats) lice. For synonyms
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional channel 1. to inject drugs intravenously. 2. see WALKING DANDRUFF , [cant or slang, late
English] a vein used as a place to inject drugs, 1600s, B.E; attested as U.S. underworld, We-
Charley is dead a catch phrase which cautions [both senses, U.S. drug culture, 1900s] seen]
a girl that her petticoat is showing. One is to chanticleer the penis. From a nickname for chatty untidy; slovenly; lousy, i.e., infested
incline one's head in respect to "Charley" and the rooster. See COCK (sense 1). [British with lice or CHATTS (q.v.). [cant or slang, early
notice the visible undergarment. [British juve- jocular euphemism, 1800s] 1800s-1900s]
nile, mid 1900s, Dictionary of Catch Phrases] chantie (also chanty) a CHAMBER POT chaude-pisse* burning urination. Literally,
Charley Wheeler a girl or a woman; one's (q.v.). [Scots, 1800s and before] "hot piss," as in gonorrhea in the male. Cf. PISS
girlfriend. Rhyming slang for "Sheila," a ge- PINS AND NEEDLES, [from French; late 1800s or
chaomancy divination be means of before]
neric nickname for a young woman. [Aus- observing and interpreting atmospheric
tralian, 1900s] conditions. See -MANCY for similar forms, chauvinism See MALE CHAUVINISM .
Charlie (also Charles) I. a male Caucasian [from Greekchaos, "atmosphere," via chaw a bumkin or a rustic oaf. A derogatory
from the point of view of a black man. Cf Latin; mid 1600s] term for an Irishman. [British and U.S. collo-
MISTER CHARLIE. 2. white socisty in general, quial. 1800s-1900s]
chapel of ease (also chapel) a privy; a W.C. chaw-bacon a bumpkin or a rustic oaf. [British
[both senses, O.S. black slang, mid 1900s- From a term for a chapel of worship
pres.] 3. cocaine. [U.S.' drug culture, 1900s] 4. colloquial, early I800s-I900s, Lexicon Bal-
located on the outskirts of a parish. Cf. atronicum]
a breast. See CHARLIES . 5. ,a girl; a young PREP CHAPEL, TEMPLE. [British slang, mid chawmouth a derogatory term for an Irish-
woman. From sense 4 or from rhyming slang 1800s] man. Cf. CHAW . [U.S., 1900s and before]
"Charlie Wheeler," meaning "Sheila." [Aus- charcoal a derogatory nickname for a chaws copulation. For synonyms see
tralian slang, mid 1900s, Wilkes] Negro. From the blackness of charcoal. SMOCKAGE . [British, mid 1800s]
Charlie Ronce a pimp or a ponce. Rhyming For synonyms see EBONY. [U.S., 1900s] cheap pertaining toa woman who lacks sexual
slang for PONCE (q.v.). [British, 1800s, Dic- charcoal blossom (also charcoal lily) a black control. For synonyms see LAY. [U.S. slang,
tionary of Rhyming Slang] woman. Derogatory. For synonyms see 1900s]
Charlies (also Charleys) 1. the breasts. [British RAVEN BEAUTY. [U.S. slang and cheap shanty Mick a derogatory term for an
and U.S., late I800s-pres.] 2. the testicles. colloquial, mid 1900s] Irishman, especially a poor Irishman. Cf.
[British slang, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and charcoal nigger a very dark Negro. MICK. For synonyms see HARP . [U.S., 1900s]
Unconventional English] Derogatory. [U.S., 1900s and before] cheater acondom. For synonyms see EEL-SKIN.
charmber a CHAMBER (sense 2); a chamber pot. charge 1. a thrill orjolt produced by drugs. [slang, mid 1900s]
For synonyms see POT. [U.S. dialect, 1800s, See JOLT (sense 2). [U.S. underworld, cheaters 1. false breasts; FALSIES(?.V.). Cf. GAY
Green] 1900s] 2. marijuana. [U.S., 1900s] 3. a DECEIVERS. [U.S., mid 1900s] 2. any padding
charms female or feminine features, especially burst of sexual excitement or an experience to make the body more attractive by increas-
sexual features such as the breasts, [euphemis- of sexual excitement. [U.S., mid I900s- ing the size of or improving the shape of the
tic, !700s-pres.] pres.] 4. an erection of H^Pems- For hips or buttocks. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
charnel house a crypt or house for the storage synonyms see ERECTION. [U.S., cheat on to be sexually unfaithful to someone.
of human bodies or bones, [since the mid [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
1500s] charity dame (also charity girl, charity moll) a che-chees the breasts. Cf. CHICHI (sense 4).
charras (also charas, churrus) m< rijuana, es- wom an who is sexually accommodating but [U.S., 1900s]
pecially refined marijuana; resin from mari- not a prostitute, who charges a fee. She gives it check out a woman (also check up on a
juana flowers, [from Hindi; U.S. drug culture, way. in wartime, a girl who yields charitably woman) to size up a woman sexually, observ-
mid 1900s-pres.] 10 ser
vicemen. [widespread slang, 1900s] u a ? s ing her figure and usually giving her a direct
chartomancy divination of the future by inter- 1- cocaine, a euphemistic disguise ased gaze in the eye. Also check out a man, said by
preting inscriptions. Cf. CARTOMANCY , [from a woman. [U.S. current slang]
on the initial "C" of "cocaine." Not 'Ways
Greek chartes, "paper"; mid 1600s] chase capitalized. [U.S. drug culture, 1900s] c ' checks See CASH IN ONE ' S CHIPS .
women to pursue women for sexual Caucasian. See C HARLIE . nar| ey Coke 1. check the ski rack to retiFe to urinate, usually
gratification. [U.S., 1900s] chaste 1. pertaining said by a male. Based on WATER THE HORSES
cocaine. 2. a heavy user of (q.v.). For synonyms see RETIRE, [probably
to a virgin and to virginity. 2. pertaining to nonce; U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
someone (now usually a woman) who has check up on a woman the same as CHECK OUT A
never voluntarily had sexual intercourse WOMAN (q.V.).
unlawfully, [since the 1200s, Oxford English
Dictionary] chasten to expurgate a book or
a film. Cf. CASTRATE (sense 3). [euphemistic]
chastity sexual lawfullness in a woman. Earlier
this included celibacy and virginity, [since the
1200s]
chastity sword a sword placed between a man

associated with syphilis. Cf. CHANK (sense 1),


SHANK (sense 2), SHANKER. rhanee to castrate
an animal or, jocularly, a man Cf.
ALTER . [U.S. colloquial, 1800s-1900s]
changeling a sickly child; an imbecile or idiot.
Based on the myth that a normal child can be
taken away by fairies and replaced with an
undesirable one. [since the 1600s or before]
change of life 1. the menopause in women,
dystocia c 7
cherry orchard
cheeks the posteriors; the buttocks. Cf. BLIND-
CHEEKS, [since the mid 1700s]
cheese 1. SMEGMA (sense 2). Cf. CROTCH-
CHEESE. See SWEATY-TOE CHEESE. [British and
U.S. slang, 180Os-190Os] 2. an attractive
young woman. From "cheese cake." [U.S., mid
1900s]
Cheese and Crust! (also Cheese oh Crackers!)
a euphemistic disguise of "Jesus Christ!" For
synonyms see SWEET CHEESECAKE. [U.S. colloquial,
late 1800s-early 1900s, Ware] cheese and kisses
one's own wife; anyone's wife; the same as
cows AND KISSES (q.v.). Rhyming slang for
"missus." For synonyms see WARDEN. [British
slang. 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and
Unconventional English] cheese cake 1. pictures
of scantily-clad girls. Usually not totally nude
and usually not shown in unusual sex acts or in
the process of excreting. [U.S. slang, early !900s-
pres.] 2. a scantily-clad young woman with the
restrictions listed in sense 1. Occasionally a
nick-namefora cuteyoungwoman. Also used fora
group of such women. [U.S. slang, early
1900s-pres.] 3. photographs of virile men.
From sense 1 and not common. Cf BEEFCAKE.
[U.S., mid 190Os-pres.] cheese-eater I. a
derogatory nickname for a Dutchman.
[Australian, Baker] 2. a term of address
directed at non-Catholics who call Catholics
"fish-eaters." See FISH-EATER, [jocular and
derogatory, !800s-l9OOs]
cheese-head an oaf; a dullard. [U.S. slang,
early 1900s]
cheezer a very bad-smelling breaking of wind.
Cf. BURNT CHEESE, CUT THE CHEESE. For Syn-
onyms see GURK. [slang since the early 1800s.
Lexicon Balatronicum]
cheiromancy (also chiromancy) divination of the
future by means of palm reading. See -MANCY
for similar forms, [ultimately from Greek cheir,
"hand"; early 1500s-pres.]
chemozzle a row; a fight or riot; the same as
SCHLEMOZZLE (q.v.).
cherry 1. the hymen, [widespread slang and
colloquial, 1900s] 2. a woman's nipple. Often in
the plural. 3. virginity, [widespread slang,
1900s] 4. a virgin, male or female. [U.S.,
1900s, Montelone] 5. pertaining to a virgin or to
virginity; virginal, [widespread slang, 1900s]
6. a girl or young woman. [British and U.S.
slang, mid I800s-I900s]
cherry leb an alcohol extract of marijuana.
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] cherrylets
(also cherrilets) a woman's nipples.
This may include other feminine charms such
as the lips. Cf. CHERRY (sense 2). [late
1500s-1600s]
cherry-merry mildly intoxicated with alcohol:
tipsy. For synonyms see WOOFLED . [slang
since the early 1700s]
cherry orchard a girls' college dormitory; any
gathering of young women. Cf CHERRY
(senses 1 and 6). [based on the name of a play by
Anton Chekhov; U.S. slang, 1900s]
herry-picker 1. a catamite. Possibly based on (sense I). [U.S. slang and colloquial, 1900s] 5. q. v.). For synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE. [Brit- 2. pertaining to a Chinese or any Oriental.
the image of someone bending over and pick- the penis in expressions such as CHICKEN- ish slang, 1800s] Derogatory, [slang, late l800s-pres.]
ing up cherries. Cf. BEND DOWN FOR. [attested CHOKER (q.v.). .A play on cocj (sense 3). chimney chops a derogatory nickname for a Chinky toe-rot a skin disease affecting the feet.
as British naval slang, 1900s, Dictionary of Negro. For synonyms see EBONY . [British Experienced in tropical areas. [British mili-
chicken-breasted pertaining to a FLAT - tary, 1900s, Granville]
Slang and Unconventional English] 2. a man CHESTED (q.v.) woman. [British slang, early
slang, late 1700s-1800s]
who pursues young girls (virgins) for sexual 1800s, Egan's Grose] chimney sweep 1. a wencher; a whoremonger. Chino a derogatory nickname for a Chinese.
purposes. [U.S. slang. 1900s] berry pie 1-a Cf. CHIMNEY. [British slang. 1800s or before] [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
chicken-choker a male masturbator. [well-
nickname fora girl or for young women in known euphemism used on citizens band 2. a clergyman; a preacher. From the black- chionphobia a fear of or an aversion to snow.
general. [British slang, late 1800s] 2. a ness of his vestments. For synonyms see See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from Greek
radio; U.S., mid I900s-pres.] chicken-grabbing SKY-PILOT . [British, 1800s, Farmer and Hen- chion, "snow"]
nickname for a sexually easy woman. From pertaining to a despised man; masturbating. A
*as easy as pie." [U.S. slang, 1900s] herry- ley] chip to use drugs occasionally and not addic-
euphemistic disguise. See CHICKEN (sense 5).
pipe sexually aroused; ready for copulation. [U.S. slang, 1900s] chicken-hawk a male Chinaman a derogatory term for a Chinese or tively. Cf. CHIPPER, CHIPPY (sense 3). [U.S.
Rhyming slang for "ripe," pertaining to a a person of Chinese ancestry. Frequently used drug culture, mid I900s-pres.]
homosexual who is particularly attracted to
sexually aroused woman. [British slang, late teenage boys; the same as CHICKEN QUEEN (q.v.). without malice, however. For synonyms see chipper an occasional heroin user: Cf CHIP .
1800s] Cf CHICKEN (sense 2), HEBEPHILE . [U.S. slang, JOHN CHINAMAN , [since the mid 1800s] [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
herry top the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). Cf. PINK mid 1900s-pres., Wentworth and Flexner] Chinamang a derogatory nickname for a Chi- chippy (also chippie) 1. a woman, especially a
SWIRL . [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] chicken-head an oaf; a dullard. Some euphe- nese. From CHINAMAN (q.v.). [U.S. slang, sexually loose woman. 2. an amateur pros-
herubimical intoxicated with alcohol. [U.S. mistic use for CHICKEN -SHIT (sense 1). [U.S. 1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark] titute who works only occasionally. For syn-
and elsewhere, early 1700s, Ben Franklin] colloquial, mid 1900s] China white heroin as compared to opium, onyms see HARLOT, [both senses, slang, 1900s]
'heskey a derogatory nickname for a Czecho- which is black. Cf. BLACK PILLS, CHINESE RED, 3. a person who uses strong drugs only occa
chicken-heart a coward. Cf. CHICKEN (sense 3). sionally; the same as CHIPPER (q.v.). [U.S.
slovakian. [U.S. slang, 1900s, or before] hest [since the early 1600s] CHINESE WHITE . [U.S. drug culture, mid
1900s-pres.] drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.l 4. mild narco
and bedding the breasts. For synonyms see chicken powder amphetamines. With the im- tics. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
BOSOM. [British nautical slang, late 1700s, plication that a person is a toward to use Chinee a Chinese. A jocular and erroneous
Grose] singular form of "Chinese." [U.S. slang and chippy around to be sexually promiscuous. Cf.
amphetamines rather than stronger drugs. Cf. colloquial, late 1800s]
KIDSTUFF . [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- CHIPPY (sense 2). [U.S. underworld and slang,
hestnuts 1. the breasts, the nuts on the chest. Chinese-fashion a sexual position supposedly
2. the testicles. Cf. NUTS (sense 1). [both pres.] mid I900s-pres.] chippy-chaser a male
chicken queen a homosexual male who is used by the Chinese wherein the partners lie who chases sexually
senses, U.S. slang, 1900s, Landy] hest on their sides facing one another, or the male
toupee the hair that grows on men's chests. strongly attracted to adolescent males; the and female are crossed like an X. This, accord- loose women and girls. For synonyms see
Cf. MOSS ON THE BOSOM. [U.S. slang, 1900s] same as CHICKEN -HAWK (q.v.). Cf. CHICKEN ing to jokes and limericks, is because the lecher. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
hew someone's ass out (also chew someone's (sense2). SeeQUEEN forcimilar subjects.[U.S. PUDENDAL CLEAVAGE (^.V.) is horizontal. chippy-house (also chippy-joint) a brothel.
balls off) to bawl out. [British and U.S. slang, slang and homosexual use, mid 1900s-pres] [British military, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang
chicken-shit 1. any thing or person which is [U.S. slang, 1900s] chippy on to CHEAT ON
World Wars, early I900s-pres.] Chicago green and Unconventional English]
a variety of marijuana. Cf. I LLINOIS GREEN . unpleasant. 2. to boast and to lie; to BULLSHIT (q.v.); to be sexually
(sense 2). [both senses, U.S. slang 1900s] 3. Chinese red heroin. Cf. CHINESE WHITE. [U.S. unfaithful to someone; to step out with a
For synonyms see MARI . [U.S. drug culture, drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
anything that is small or worthless. [U.S. CHIPPY (sense 1), said of a male. [U.S. slang
mid 1900s-pres.] Chicago-overcoat a coffin. Chinese saxophone an opium pipe. For syn- 1900s]
[U.S. stereotypical gangster slang, early slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 4. military decora-
tions, especially the type which appears on the onyms see CONGER, [attested, early 1900s, chips See HAND IN ONE'S CHIPS, PASS IN ONE'S
1900s] "hicano a person of Mexican birth now Dictionary of the Underworld] CHIPS.
living in the U.S. Sometimes derogatory and shoulders of the uniform. Cf. PIGEON - SHIT .
[U.S. military slang, World War II] chickory Chinese tobacco opium. [U.S. underworld, chiromancy See CHEIROMANCY .
sometimes used in preference to "Mexican." 1900s or before]
[U.S., mid 1900s-pres.] (also chickery) intoxicated with alcohol. For chism (also chissom, chissum) I. to germinate;
synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, early Chinese white (also China white) very potent to sprout. [British dialect, mid 1700s-1900s] 2.
hichi I. fancy or affected. [U.S. slang, mid heroin. [U.S., 1900s]
1900s] 2. pertaining to anything which is sex- 1700s, Ben Franklin] Chic Sale an outhouse. semen. See GISM, JISM. [U.S. dialect (Vir-
ually stimulating. 3. pertaining to a homosex- From the name of the author of a book about ching doll a young Chinese woman; a little ginia), 1800s, Green]
ual male. Cf. KIKI . [U.S. slang, 1900s] 4. a outhouses. For synonyms see AJAX. Not Chinese girl. Cf. CHINK (sense 2). [U.S. under- chit 1. an obnoxious person; a worthless per-
breast. See CHICHIS. always capitalized. [U.S. slang, early 1900s- world, 1900s] son. From a term for a child or a brat.
hichis the breasts. For synonyms see BOSOM. pres.] chief, the the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). [U.S. chingus the penis. Cf DINGUS . For synonyms Probably cognate with "kit" and "kitten."
[U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] hick 1. any drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] child-getter see YARD. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Berrey and [colloquial, 1600s] 2. a SHIT (sense 9); an ob-
female. Cf. SLICK-CHICK. [U.S. slang,early the penis. Cf. BRAT-GETTING PLACE . Van den Bark] noxious person; a deliberate disguise of "shit"
l900s-pres.]2. heroin. [U.S. drug culture, mid chink 1. the female genitals. Cf. CHINK - [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
[British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
1900s-pres.] 3. a male prostitute iorJ? ales- Cf STOPPER . [British colloquial, 1800s, Farmer chitlings See CHITTERLINGS .
CHICKE
N (senses 1 and 2). [mid i?Ws
childing pregnant or breeding; involved in
bearing offspring. Similar to "calving" in and Henley] 2. a person of the Mongoloid chitterlings (also chitlings) 1. the small intes-
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional race; an Oriental. Usually derogatory for a tines of animals used for food, [since the
English] cows. [1300s- 1400s]
Chinese. Recently derogatory for a Viet- 1200s; now U.S. Southern dialect] 2. the
'"''--biddy a young woman; a wench. From child marriage a marriage where the female is namese, [widespread slang, mid 1800s-pres.]
under fifteen and the male under seventeen, human bowels. [U.S. jocular slang, 1900s]
a colloquial nickname for a chicken. Cf. BID- chinkerings the menses. For synonyms see
>* [since the late 1600s, B.E.] chili-chomper (also chili, chili-belly, chili- chiva heroin, [from Spanish; U.S. drug cul-
FLOODS . [U.S. dialect, 1900s and before] ture, mid 1900s-pres.]
u'nH6" 1-,a homosexual teenage boy. [U.S. teena? eater) A Mexican. Usually derogatory. Cf.
0 ld and
J ?lan8- earlv 1900s-pres] 2. a hom e y ENCHILADA -EATER . [U.S. slang and colloquial in
Chink joint a Chinese restaurant or some chivalry copulation. Forotherexamplesofthe
consid
ered as a sex object by male 1900?nXUa.lsV other Chinese-owned or -operated place of "riding" theme see CAVAULTING , PRIG (sense
the Southwest, 1900s and before] chimney the business. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
[US
' homosexual use' mid acmeT eS ' ]3 -acoward - female genitals, specifically the vagina. In the 1), RIDE. [British, 1800s or before]
tUS. slang, 1900s]4. e young woman or any chink-stopper the penis. Cf. CHINK (sense 1). chloral hydrate a sedative sometimes used in
expressions GET ONE'S CHIMNEY [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
female. Cf. CHICK SWEPT OUT, MAKE THE CHIMNEY SMOKE (both alcoholic drinks to render the drinker uncon-
Chinky (also chinky) 1. a derogatory nick- scious. Cf. MICKEY FINN. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
name for a Chinese. For synonyms see JOHN
CHINAMAN . [Australian and U.S., late 1800s] choc liquor; alcohol. Cf. CHALK . For syn-
onyms see BOOZE. [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
dvstocia
72 73 clap
hocha the female genitals. Farmer and Henley Christ-almighty-wonder! 1. an oath and an chuckle-head an oaf; a fool; a dullard, [since onyms see MONOSYLLABLE , [euphemistic.
list chocho, 1900. [from Spanish; in U.S. slang, exclamation. For synonyms see 'Z OUNDS ! 2. the early 1700s] 1600s-1700s]
mid I900s-pres.] hocolate hashish. [U.S. an extraordinary person or thing, [colloquial, chuck up to vomit. Cf. THROW UP (sense I), circle-jerk (also chain-jerk, ring-jerk) real or
drug culture, mid |900s-pres.] 1900s or beforej > UPCHUCK , [attested as Australian. 1800s- imagined MUTUAL MASTURBATION (q.v.) in a
hocolate chips the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). Cf. Christer a pious or prudish Christian; a derog- 1900s, Brophy and Partridge] circle. It may involve males and females or
DROWN DOTS. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- atory nickname for any Christian. [U.S. collo- chuff I. a PELVIC THRUST (q.v.) in the act of males alone. From JERK OFF(^. I\). See GROUP
pres.] quial, 1900s or before] copulation. 2. a CATAMITE (q.v.). For syn- SEX for similar subjects. [U.S. slang, mid
hocolatedrop a Negro. Cf. HOT CHOCOLATE , onyms see BRONCO. [British underworld, mid I900s-pres.]
Christ-killer a derogatory nickname for a
SWEET CHOCOLATE . [U.S. colloquial, 1900s or Jewish man or woman. For synonyms so; FIVE 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Unconven- circular insanity the manic-depressive state.
before] AND TWO . [colloquial, mid 1800s-pres.]
tional English] 3. to masturbate. Also chuffer. circular protector a euphemism for "condom."
[British--slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 4. Cf LATEX, SPECIALITES. For synonyms see
tiocolate highway the anus in anal inter- Christmas! (also Holy Christmas!; < oath the posteriors or the anus. [Australian, Baker]
course. [U.S. slang, mid I900s-pres.] tioke-dog and an exclamation. Usually a disguise for EEL-SKIN. [British advertising, 1800s."Farmer
5. a churl, oaf, or bumpkin. [British dialect, and Henley]
bad food or drink; a wretched sub-jtance "Christ!" 1800s or before]
which would choke a dog; a strong variety Christmas tree 1. a Dexamyl (trademark) cap- circumcise 1. to remove the male PREPUCE
chuff box the female genitals, specifically the (q.v.) surgically, [since the 1200s] 2. to remove
of home-distilled liquor. [U.S. slang or lialect, sule, an amphetamine. [U.S. drug culture, mid vagina. See CHUFF (sense 1).
early 1800s, Wentworth and Flexner] the l900s-pres.] 2. a barbiturate that is packaged the female LABIA MINORA (q.v.) surgically.
in a red and green capsule. AlsoTuinal (trade- chuff chums a pair of homosexual males. Cf [rare] See also CLITORIDECTOMY .
chicken to masturbate. Cf. CHICKEN sense 5), CHUFF (senses 2 and 4). [British 1900s, Dic-
CHICKEN-CHOKER. For synonyms see VASTE mark), which is orange and blue. For syn- circus love a real or imagined sexual orgy. See
onyms see BARB . [U.S. drug culture, mid tionary of Slang and Unconventional English] . similar subjects at GROUP SE.X^ [U.S. slang, mid
TIME. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] holly
l900s-pres.] chuff-nut fecal matter clinging to the anal or 1900s] ,
cocaine. A pronunciation variant of C HARLIE pubic hairs. From CHUFF (sense 4). Cf. DIN -
(sense 3). [U.S. drug culture, mid 900s-pres.] Christ-on-a-crutch! an oath and an exclama- City of God heaven, [a translation of the Latin
tion. For synonyms see'ZOUNDS ! [U.S., 1900s GLEBERRY, FARTLEBERRY. Civitas Dei]
-choo (also chuga-chuga) a series ofcop-
ilations performed by a number of males and or before] chuga-chuga See -. city of the dead a cemetery. Cf. NECROPOLIS .
ine female. Cf. PULL A TRAIN. [U.S. slang, mid Christopher Columbus! an oath and disguised chum 1. the female genitals. 2. a man's own civet the female genitals. From "civet cat" and
900s-pres.] euphemism for "Christ!" [U.S. colloquial, penis. 3. a louse. See BOSOM CHUMS, [all senses, possibly the strong odor of the civet cat. Cf
opper the penis. See MARROW-BONE-AND- 1900s or before] British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] CAT (sense 6). [British slang, 1800s, Farmer
LEAVER. [British, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang Christ's foot!, By an old oath and an exclama- chump an oaf or a blockhead. [British and and Henley]
ml Unconventional English] opping tion. See 'S FOOT! [1300S, (Chaucer)] chromo U.S., late 1800s-pres.] Civitas Dei* heaven; "the City of God."[from
pertaining to a sexually forward oung a prostitute. From CROW (sense 3). chumphead an oaf or a blockhead. [British Latin]
woman. Cf. CLEAVER . [British slang, 500s, [Australian, 1900s, Baker] chronomancy a colloquial, 1800s or before] C.J. an abbreviation of "crystal joint," i.e.,
Farmer and Henley] ordee a painful class of divinations, each of which predicts P.C.P. (q.v.). P.C.P. is often consumed by
chunder 1. to vomit. 2. vomitus. Forsynonyms
curvature of the erect penis sually caused by the best time for doing something. See see YORK. [both senses, Australian, early smoking it with tobacco or other burnable
an advanced case of gonor-lea. Cf. CLUBBED - MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek 1900s-pres., Wilkes] vegetable substances. See JOINT (sense 2).
PENIS, MENTULAGRA, PENIS JNATVS. [from chronos. "time"] chronophobia a fear or [U.S. drug culture, mid !900s-pres.]
French; since the early 1700s] >rus boy an chunk copulation. Similar to PIECE (sense 5).
dread of time. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] C-jam cocaine. See JAM (sense 5). [U.S. drug
effeminate young man. For nonyms see [from Greek chronos, "time"] culture, mid 1900s-pres.]
FRIBBLE. [U.S. slang, 1900s] chunk of meat a woman considered as a sexual
chrvstallomancy See CRYSTALLOMANCY . object. Occasionally said of a man. For syn- clabbered-cod a case of venereal disease. [U.S.
ow-Chow a derogatory nickname fora chthonian pertaining to the underworld, the onyms see TAIL . [U.S. slang, 1900s] dialect (Ozarks), Randolph and Wilson]
Chi-:se. [Australian, mid I800s-pres., dwelling place of damned spirits, [from clabber-head, a foolish person; an oaf. Com-
Wilkes] iwder-head (also chowdar-head) church hole a grave, [colloquial, 1800s-1900s]
Greek; mid 1800s] paring someone's brains to clabbered milk.
an oaf. fritish and U.S. dialect and churchyard a cemetery surrounding a church,
chubbies large and well-proportioned breasts. [since the 1100s, Oxford English Dictionary] [U.S. dialect, 1900s, Wentworth]
colloquial, early Ws-pres.] Cf. BLUBBERS. For synonyms see BOSOM. [U.S. clack 1. absolute nonsense. 2. to utterabsolute
ematophobia an irrational fear of money churk the udder of a quadruped. [British, early
slang, mid 1900s-pres.] chuck 1. to desire 1800s, Lexicon Baltronicum] nonsense, [both since the 1400s]
money matters. See PHOBIA for similar someore sexually. Possibly a back-formation cladder a male who is a notorious flirt. [British
rms. [from Greek chrematikos, "concerning on CHUCKED (sense 2). 2. to copulate with a churl 1. a male. No negative connotations, slang, late 1800s, Barrere and Leland]
woman. See STUFF (sense I). For synonyms [from 800 to 1200, Oxford English Diction-
ary] 2. an oaf; a bumpkin. [1200s-1800s] claff the female genitals. An obsolete form of
fsmomancy divination based on the inter- see OCCUPY. 3. a Caucasian or Caucasians in CLEFT (q.y.). For synonyms see MONOSYLLA -
station of the words of an oracle or the general. From the Negro point of view. From churn the female genitals. Refers to the action BLE. [British dialect, 1800s, Farmer and Hen-
irds of a person in a frenzy. See-MANCY for CHARLES (q. v.). For synonyms see of the churn-dasher. See BUTTER, which is the ley]
I'lar forms, [from Greek chresmos, "an ora- PECKERWOOD . Sometimes capitalized in this semen. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and
Henley] clam an oaf or blockhead; someone with a
s response," Gibson and Gibson] sense. [U.S. black use, mid I900s-pres.] chuck totally closed mind. [U.S. slang, late 1800s.
'cakel' For ai? oatn and an exclamation. ' is the a tread to coit a woman. Cf. TREAD, TREADLE . churrus marijuana. See CHARRAS . (Samuel Clemens)]
most likely pronunciation of "For nst s [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] cibophobia a dislike of food. See PHOBIA for
sake!" For synonyms see 'Z OUNDS ! clammux a worthless slattern. Cf. SLUM -
chuck a turd to defecate. For synonyms see similar forms, [from Latin cibus, "food"] MOCKS. For synonyms see TROLLYMOG . [Brit-
"oquial, I800s-1900s] mighty!, By an EASE ONESELF. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer cicisbeo the professed extramarital lover of a ish dialect, 1800s or before]
oath and an exclama-' by Christ and Henley] married woman, [from Italy in the 1700s; in
almighty!" [U.S., mid 1900s] lam r leedin E- clangers the testicles. Cf. CLAPPERS . [British,
chucked 1. intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. English by the mid l/OOs] 1900s or before]
mighty! an oath and an "nation. [U.S., SCREWED (sense I). [British slang, late 1800s] cinaedus* 1. a SODOMITE or a CATAMITE (both
1900s or before] 2. sexually aroused and therefore copulating clanks the delirium tremens. Cf. TRIANGLES .
q.v.). 2. pertaining to persons or matters
'"-Jesus! an oath and an exclamation. very rapidly. Said by prostitutes of their more which are lewd. [Latin] [U.S. slang, early 1900s] clap (also clapp) 1.
* cooquial, 1900s]
amorous customers. For synonyms see HUM- cinder bull (also cinder dick) a nickname for a venereal disease, usually
PY. [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] railroad yard policeman or detective. See gonorrhea but occasionally (in error) for
BULL (sense 8). [U.S. tramps, early 1900s] syphilis, [since the late 1500s] 2. to infect with
circle the female genitals. Cf. RING . For syn- gonorrhea, [since the mid 1600s]
clap of thunder 74 75 closet case
|gp of thunder a glass of gin. Cf. LIGHTNING
c ism and the polite word-of-choice for "or- erection of the clitoris. Cf. PBIAPISM (sense 1).
(sense 1) For synonyms see RUIN. [British clear light the drug L.S.D. [U.S. drug culture, [both scases medical]
gasm." [U.S., 1900s]
slang, early 1800s] mid 1900s-pres.]
climb to copulate with a woman; to mount and clitorize to stimulate a woman sexually by
clapped (also clapt) infected with gonorrhea. cleat the GLASS PENIS (q.v.). Fiom an old term manipulating the clitoris; to perform sexual
for "wedge." Cf. WEDGE. [British slang or coit a woman. Cf. BOARD, MOUNT, [since the
Cf. CLAP (sense 2). 1600s] foreplay on a woman. For synonyms see
colloquial, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and FIRKYTOODLE . [British, 1800s, Farmer and
-Igpperdudgeon a beggar; a general term of Unconventional English] climb the golden staircase to die. For syn-
contempt for a disliked person, [late 1500s- onyms see DEPART . [U.S. colloquial, late Henley]
1800s] cleavage 1. the space between a woman's clitty the clitoris. A playful nickname similar to
breasts, especially when the breasts are large, 1800s-1900s]
clappers the testicles. Like the swinging clap- climb the stalk to be hanged. The STALK (q.v.) CLIT (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid I900s-pres.]
close together, and partially exposed. Cf.
per in a bell. Cf. CLANGERS, [probably written GREAT DIVIDE, MAMMAELAR TRENCH. 2. a is the gallows, [cant and slang, 18OOs, Farmer cloaca 1. a sewer, [mid ) 500s] 2. a privy or
nonce; British, early 1900s, Dictionary of crease at the top of the buttocks; the upper and Henley] W.C.[mid 1800s] 3. the seat of vileness (greed,
Slang and Unconventional English] clapster a part of the gluteal furrow. A jocular extension clinch a passionate embrace. [U.S. slang, lust, hate) in a person. 4. the excretory duct in
male who is infected with gonorrhea [British of sense I. Cf. GLUTEAL FURROW, [both senses, 1900s] birds, reptiles, and fishes. cloaca theory a
slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] U.S. colloquial, 1900s or before] See also clinchpoop (also clinchpoup) a term of con- child's belief that babies are born through the
clapt infected with gonorrhea; the same as PUDENDAL CLEAVAGE.
tempt for an oaf; a dunce. Cf. CLUNCH. [collo- anus. Cloicina (also Cluacina) the Roman
CLAPPED (q-v.). cleave a wanton or sexually loose woman; a quial, mid 1500s] goddess of "purification"; the goddess of
claptrap 1. nonsense; something introduced woman who copulates readily. For synonyms sewers. [Latin]
clings like shit to a shovel (also sticks like shit to
solely to get applause, [colloquial since the see LAY. [British slang or cant, late 1700s, a shovel) a catch phrase describing the ad- cloak-and-suiter a Jewish tailor or simply a
1800s] 2. a sexually loose woman presumed to Grose] herence of a sticky substance or a clingy per- derogatory term for a Jewish man. [U.S.
be infected with gonorrhea. A reinterpreta- cleaver a sexually loose woman; a CLEAVE son, [colloquial since the 1800s] slang, early 1900s, Weseen] cloakroom 1. a
tion of sense 1. (q.v.). For synonyms see LAY. [British slang, clinical pertaining to private matters relating place to hang or check coats. No negative
:larabelle tetrahydrocannabinol, (T.H.C.), late 1700s, Grose] to the human body. Implies a view of these connotations, [since the mid 1800s] 2. a
i.e., synthetic marijuana, the "active ingre- cleft 1. pertaining to a nonvirgin female. Cf. matters with the detachment of a medical restroom. For synonyms see W.C. [originally a
dient"' in marijuana. Cf. CLAY. [U.S. drug TREBLE - CLEFT . [British slang or cant, late doctor. Sometimes used euphemistically for euphemism; British, late 1800s-pres.]
culture, mid 1900s-pres.] :laret blood, 1700s, Grose] 2. the female genitals. Cf. CLAFF, "sexual." See ANATOMICAL, CLINICAL DETAILS. clobbered intoxicated with alcohol. For syn-
[jocular colloquial, early 1600s-1900s] PUDENDAL CLEAVAGE . For :,;:o::yms see onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, 1900s] clock
clinical details explicit descriptions or views of
:lart 1. to make dirty or to smear with any MONOSYLLABLE , [colloquial, 1800s, Farmer
sexual or excretory functions or bodily parts, the female genitals. Cf. KEY (sense 1).
sticky substance. [1200s-1800s] 2. a slovenly and Henley] [vague euphemism] [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
person. In particular, a slatternly woman. 3. cleft of flesh the female genitals. Cf. CLOVEN clock-weights the testicles. Cf. PENDULUM .
SPOT . [British 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
clink a derogatory term for a Negro. From
mud or filth. 4. nonsense; flattery or cheap [British slang, 1800s, Fanner and Henley]
cleidomancy (also kleidomancy) divination by "coal clinker." For synonyms see EBONY , [at-
talk, [senses 2-4 are British dialect, early clod an oaf or simpleton. A truncation of
1800s-1900s]5. feces. For synonyms seedung. means of a suspended object, usually a key, tested as black use, U.S. slang, 1900s] clinker
the movements of which indicate answers to fecal or seminal matter adhering to the anal or CLOD -HOPPER (q.v.). [colloquial since the late
6. to defecate, [senses 5 and 6 are U.S. dialect,
1900s or before] yes-or-no questions. See -MANCY for similar pubic hairs. Cf. CHUFF -NUT , DINGLE -BERRY, 1500s]
forms, [from Greek kleis, "key"; since the mid FAKTLEBERRY. [British slang, 1800s] clod-bead (also clod-pate, clod-pole, clod-
:i>rty-pap a filthy, slatternly woman or wife.
See CLART. [British colloquial dialect, 1800s 1800s] clinkerballs balls of dried dung in sheep's poll) an oaf; a dolt. [British and U.S., 1600s-
or before, Halliwell] deptophobia See KLEPTOPHOBIA cleromancy wool. Cf. CHUFF-NUT, CLINKER, DINGLEBERRY, pres.]
divination by means of interpreting the throws FARTLEBERRY . [British dialect, 1800s or be- clod-hopper a bumpkin; a rustic plowman; an
lassis-chassis (also classy-chassy) a young fore]
woman who has an attractive figure or her of beans, dice, stones, or the like; the casting oaf who walks among clods of dirt. From the
figure itself. [U.S. slang, 1900s] of lots. Cf. CUBOMANCY. See -MANCY for clip See ROACH CLIP . type of shoe worn by farmers. The term is now
similar forms, [from Greek kleros, "lot"; early clipped-dick a derogatory nickname for a Jew- used for the shoe itself, [rural colloquial, late
laustrophobia a fear of enclosed spaces. Cf. 1600s-pres.]
CLITHROPHOBI A. See PHOBIA for similar forms, 1600s] ish man. Refers to circumcision. Cf. CUT-
[from Latin claustrum, "barrier"] laustrum click to get on well with a person or an idea, COCK. For synonyms see FIVE AND TWO. [U.S. clodpolish stupid. From CLOD -POLL (^.V . at
especially to experience mutual sexual attrac- slang, 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] CLOD -HEAD ). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s]
virginale* the "barrier of virginity," the
HYMEN (sense 2). [Latin; medical] lava* a tion with a member of the opposite sex. [U.S., clish-clash (also clishmaclaver) nonsense; idle clod-skulled stupid; oafish.[Britishcolloquial,
penis, [from the Latin word meaning CLUB 1900s] talk. For synonyms see ANIMAL. [Scots, 1700s- 1700s]
(sense 1)] clicket the copulation of foxes. Also extended early 1800s] clomps an oaf. Cf. CLUNCH . [British dialect,
lawback a sycophant; a parasite; a back- to humans. For related terms see RUT. [late clit the clitoris. Cf. CLITTY. [U.S. slang, mid 1800s or before] Clootie, old the devil.
scratcher, [since the 1500s] [awed-off 1500s] I900s-pres.]
"Cloot" refers to the
infected with venereal disease, .cant or clidomancy divination centered about keys or clithrophobia an irrational fear of being en- devil's cloven hooves. See SPLIT-FOOT, OLD.
slang, late 1600s, B.E.] T.H.C. (q.v.), other objects. See -MANCY for similar forms, closed or locked in. Cf. CLAUSTROPHOBIA. See PHOBIA
the active ingredient in marijuana. Cf. for similar forms, [from Greek klei-thria, [from Scots colloquial, late 1700s-pres.]
[from Greek kleis. "key"] climacophobia a
CLARABELLE . [U.S. drug cul-ure, mid 1900s- fear or dread of stairs. See PHOBIA for similar "keyhole"] Cloots (also clooties) the devil. [British and
pres.] forms, [from Greek kli-max, "ladder"] clitoridectomy the surgical removal of the U.S., late 1700s] close stool a covered
ay-brained stupid; with brains made of clay, climacteric 1. the menopause in women. 2. a clitoris, [medical] CHAMBER POT (q.v.); a
irom Henry IV, Part One (Shakespeare)] change of life in men. [these uses since the clitoridotomy female circumcision, [medical] chamber pot concealed in a chest or other
""""s-'raining basic training in hygiene early 1800s] clitoris the erectile sensory organ which is part furniture. Cf. COMMODE , SIR HARRY , STOOL
r the child. Euphemistic for TOILET -TRAIN- climacteric virile a period in the male when of the female genitals, [since the early 1600s]
NG or (sense 4). [British, early 1400s- 1900s] closet
BOWEL-TRAINING (both q.v.). procreative power ceases. This may refer to a Synonyms: BOY-IN-THE-BOAT, BUTTON, CLIT,
1. a privy; a water closet. See CLOSET OF
n X
id alcoho1
- CsIan' late disinterest in sex or the decrease in ability to CLITTY, LITTLE MAN IN THE BOAT, MAN IN THE
BOAT, MEMBRUM MULIEBRE, PENIS EQUIV - EASE , WATER CLOSET , [colloquial since the
obtain and maintain an erection, [medical]
climax the end of any activity, specifically ALENT, PENIS FIMINEUS, PENIS MULIEBRIS, SLIT. 1700s] 2. the water tank of a modern toilet.
orgasm; the end of the sexual act. A euphem- clitorism 1. a condition involving the enlarge- [U.S., 1900s] closet case 1. one who engages
ment of the clitoris. 2. a painful and prolonged in homosexual
11 dystocia
oset-man 76 77 cock-loft
/ity but will not admit being a homosex- cluck (also kluck) 1. a stupid oaf; a DUMB cobs (also cobbs) the testicles. The colloquial cock-bawd a pimp. [British slang or cant, late
Cf. CLOSET QUEEN. 2. anyone who does CLUCK (q.v.). [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] 2. a very term for any stone, pebble, or pit. [British 1600s, B.E.]
ning in secret. [U.S. colloquial, mid Is- dark Negro. Derogatory. For synonyms see . colloquial, early 1800s] cock-bite a castrating woman; an extremely
pres.j EBONY. [U.S. slang, Montelone] * cluckhead Cob's body!, By a disguised oath and an ex- hateful young woman or girl; a BITCH (sense
-man a sanitary inspector; an inspector a stupid oaf. [U.S. colloquial, clamation, "By God's body!" [British, early 5). Refers to COCK (sense 3), the penis. [U.S.
rivies. Cf. CLOSET. [Jamaican and 1900s] 1700s] slang, mid 1900s-pres., Landy]
else--e, 1900s and before, Cassidy ducky 1. pregnant. Refers to a brooding hen. coby morphine. Usually in the plural, "cob- cock-block to interfere with a man's sexual
and Le [Australian, early 1900s, Baker] 2. stupid; ies." Cf. COBICS. [U.S. drug culture, mid activity with a woman. Abbreviated C.B.
oafish. Cf. DUMB CLUCK. [U.S. colloquial, 1900s-pres.] (q.v.). [U.S. black use, mid 1900s-pres:]
of decency a water closet; a privy. [Brit- 1900s] coca cocaine. Cocaine is from the leaves of cock-brain an oaf; a birdbrain. [colloquial,
uphemism, 1800s or before] of ease a clumperton a bumpkin or rustic. [British slang Erythroxylon coca, a shrub grown in Peru, mid 1500s]
privy; a W.C. [British, mid or colloquial, 1800s] Bolivia, and Java. [U.S. drug culture, early cock-chafer 1. the treadmill. A reihterpreta-tion
clunch a bumpkin or a boor. Cf. HOB-CLUNCH. 1900s-pres.] of the colloquial name of a large and
queen 1. a homosexual male who keeps cocainized under the influence of cocaine. destructive, grayish beetle. [British, 1800s] 2.
omosexuality a secret. Cf. CLOSET CASE. 2. [British colloquial, early 1600s] dunes the the female genitals. With reference to the role of
buttocks. The singular is "clunis." For [U.S., early 1900s]
ENT HOMOSEXUAL (q.v.). For related sub- Cock (also , Cokis, Cox, Gock) a dis- the vagina in copulation. [British slang, 1800s,
see QUEEN, [both are originally homosex- synonyms see DUFF, [from Latin; medical] clunk Farmer and Henley] 3. a female who excites a
(also clunks) a stupid clod or lump; an oaf. Cf. guise of "God" in expressions such as By
se and now are U.S. slang, 1900s] Cock!, By Cock's body!, By Cock's bones!, By male sexually, but who refuses to " copulate
queer the same as CLOSET QUEEN (q.v.). CLUNCH. [U.S. slang, early 1900s-pres.] Cock's heart!, By Cock's mother!, By Cock's with him; a C.T. (sense 3). Cf. COCK-TEASER,
slang, mid 1900s] clunkhead an oaf; a stupid dolt. [U.S., 1900s] pain!, By Cock's passion! Cf. CORKS! [1300S] PRICK-TEASER. [British slang, 1800s, Dictionary
stool the toilet; the water-flush basin 1 Clyde a stupid person. From the proper name, cock 1. a male chicken. No negative connota- of Slang and unconventional English]
in a bathroom. Cf CLOSE STOOL. [U.S., sometimes capitalized. For synonyms see OAF. tions, [since the 800s, Oxford English Diction- cock-cheese SMEGMA (sense 2). Cf. CHEESE
] [U.S. slang, 1900s] ary] 2. a spout or tap, such as in a barrel. No (sense 1), CROTCH-CHEESE. [British slang,
[so clot-head) a fool; an oaf. Cf. CLOD, clysma an enema. See CLYSTER, fmedical] negative connotations, [since the late 1400s] 3. 1800s-1900s]
. [slang and colloquial, 1800s-1900s] i clyster an enema, [medical, since the 1300s] the penis. A nickname based on sense 2. Some cocked 1. intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. ROOST-
prop the penis, especially when erect, CM. an abbreviation of causa mortis, the etymologies suggest that the erectile cock's ERED. For synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. and
ynonyms see ERECTION. [British slang, "cause of death." [Latin] coach a hearse. [U.S. comb is a reinforcing factor. This is the most elsewhere, early 1700s, Ben Franklin] 2. hav-
funeral trade, 1900s] coachman on the box widespread nickname for the penis and is ing been copulated with (said of a woman), or
I. a sanitary napkin; a PERINEAL PAD considered quite vulgar in some parts of the having copulated (said of a man). [British,
a venereal disease. Rhyming slang for POX world. Cf. CHICKEN (sense 5), ROOSTER (sense 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
For synonyms see MANHOLE COVER. (q.v.). In this case, syphilis or other venereal
ih colloquial, 1800s, Farmer and 1), ROOSTERED, ROOSTERSWAIN. [widespread cocked-up pregnant. From COCK (sense 4).
Hen-a diaper. [U.S. dialect (Ozarks), diseases. [British, 1900s, Dictionary of English since the early 1700s] 4. to copulate For synonyms see STORKED. [British slang,
Ran- Rhyming Slang] coals syphilis. Cf. WINTER with a woman, from the male point of view, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
and Wilson] 3. a woman's underclothes. COALS. For synonyms see SPECIFIC STOMACH. [numerous written attestations, since the cockeyed intoxicated with alcohol, [collo-
ih, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] See also [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] coal- 1800s] 5. any male; the equivalent of "buddy"
or "chum." Also in compounds such as "tur- quial, early 1700s-pres.] cock-fighter a
H-CLOUT at BREECH-CLOTH. shute (also coal-chute) a very dark Negro. whoremonger; a notorious cop-
Derogatory. For synonyms see EBONY. [US., keycock." [since the 1600s] 6. the female geni-
-headed stupid. [British dialect, 1800s tals. In much of the Southern U.S. and ulator. For synonyms see LECHER. [British
ore] early 1900s, Montelone] coarse piece a vulgar Caribbean, "cock" refers to the female organs slang, 1700s-1800s] cock-hall the female
(also'cleaved, cleft) pertaining to a woman. Cf. Pi*7 "J.S., exclusively. Possibly related to COCKLES genitals. Cf. COCK-INN.
gin female. [British slang or cant, 1900s or before] (q.v.). Cf. sense 2. [U.S. dialect and Negro
coast to experience the effects of marijuana or usage, 1800s and before] 7. women considered [British slang, I700s-I800s] cock-happy
late Grose] pertaining to a girl or woman who
other drugs. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s- solely as sexual objects. From sense 6. 8. to
spot the female genitals. Cf. CLEFT OF receive a man in copulation, said of a woman.
[British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] pres.] desires to be copulated with. Cf. FREAK.
coast-to-coasts amphetamine tablets or cap- [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 9. non- [U.S., 1900s] cock-holder the female
uft the female genitals. For synonyms sules. Referring to the use of amphetamines sense. A truncation of POPPYCOCK (q.v.).
NOSYLLABLE. [British, late I600s-I800s] cock-ale beer or ale, allegedly with an aphro- genitals. Cf. COCK
by cross-country truck drivers. Cf. L.A. TURN-
ield the female pubic hair. [British, ABOUTS. [U.S. slang and drug culture, mid disiac quality. Also due to its diuretic quali- (sense 3). [slang, 1800s-1900s] cocking 1.
I900s-pres.] ties. [British, late 1600s] copulation; the use of the COCK
also clows) a rogue. For synonyms see cob 1. a male swan, [late 1500s] 2. to GOOSE cock-alley the female genitals. For synonyms (sense3), "penis." [British and U.S. colloquial
HORN. [British slang or cant, late 1600s, (sense 6) a person or to commit pederasty see MONOSYLLABLE. [British slang or cant, late and slang, 18O0s-19OOs] 2. a euphemism lor
upon a person. 3. a testicle. See COBS. 1700s, Grose] "fucking." Cf. COCK (sense 4).
1- a bumpkin or rustic oaf. cobbler's awls (also cobbler's) the human testi- cockamamie pertaining to nonsense. Probably cock-inn the female genitals. Cf. COCK-ALLEY.
[1500s-2. any oaf or jerk. [U.S., cles; nonsense. Possibly an elaboration of from "cockalane," meaning "nonsense" or [British slang, 1700s-1800s] cockish
1900s and COBS (q.v.), "testicles." Rhyming slang for "lies."[from the French coq-a-l'ane, i.e., COCK pertaining to a wanton woman or a
"balls." [British, 1900s] cobbler's stalls the AND BULL (q.v.)]
the penis. Cf. KING OF CLUBS. For human testicles; nonsense. Possibly an cock and bull a tedious and deceptive story or lecherous man. [British colloquial, late 1500s-
ms see YARD, [widespread recurrent elaboration of COBS (q.v.), "testicles." simply a lie. [colloquial since the early 1600s] 1800s]
nee the 1600s or before] 2. to coit a Rhyming slang for "balls." See ORCHESTRA Cock-and-pie!, By an oath and an exclama- cock-lane the female genitals. Cf. COCK-ALLEY.
; to use the CLUB (sense 1) on a woman, STALLS. [British, 1900s, Dictionary of Rhyming tion, [mid 1500s]
Slang] [British slang, late 1700s, Grose] cockle burr
nonyms see OCCUPY. [British slang, cockapert an impudent, arrogant male, [mid
Farmer and Henley] Pnis a diseased cobics heroin. Cf. COBY. This looks like a 1500s] an amphetamine tablet orcapsule.
penis with a curva-en erect. Cf. miscopyforcOTics(<ji.v.). [U.S. drug culture, cockatrice I. a huge serpent with a deadly [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] cockles the
CHORDEE. [medical] dwich a type mid I900s-pres.] gaze. See BASILISK. [1300S] 2. a harlot; a kept LABIA MINOR A (q.v.). Possibly the
of real or imaginary woman. [1500s-1600s] origin of or an elaboration of COCK (sense 6).
GRoT,0BU"M^thre?See.CIB (sense [British slang, 1700s]
cock-loft the female genitals. From the name
dvstocia
ock of the game
c
78 79 coker-nute
nf the place where chickens are kept. [British cock up 1. to beat; to beat up. 2. a mess. coffin a burial case for a corpse, [since the with sufficient movement on the part of one or
slang, 1700S-1800s] cock of the game a lecher; Usually hyphenated in this sense, [both early 1500s] Synonyms: BIER, BONE-BOX, BONE- both parties to produce orgasm in one or both
a whoremonger. senses, British colloquial, 1900s, and both HOUSE,
BOX, BURIAL CASE, CASKET, CATAFAL- parties. See COIT.
[British, 1800s or before] nrk-Dimp the keeper senses tabooin some parts bf the world] 3. QUE, C HICAGO - OVERCOAT , COFFEE - SHOP , COLD - coition a posteriori* (also coition a retro) vagi-
copulated with; impregnated. For synonyms MEAT BOX, ETERNITY-BOX, FERETORY, MAN nal copulation from the rear. Cf. DOG -
of a prostitute; a pimp. see OCCUPY. See also COCKED-UP . BOX, PAINTED-BOX, PINE-OVERCOAT, PLANT- FASHION . .
[cant, late 1600s, B.E.] ING CRATE, SARCOPHAGUS, SCOLD'S CURE,
cock up one's toes to die. For synonyms see coitophobia an irrational fear of sexual inter-
cock-pip* a penis-shaped pipe for smoking DEPART . [British slang, mid 1800s, Hotten] THREE PLANKS, WOODEN-COAT, WOODEN- course. See PHOBIA for similar forms, [from
marijuana. The smoke is sucked out of the KIMONA, WOODEN-OVERCOAT, WOODEN-SUIT, Latin coire, "to couple"]
"glans." [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] cod I. a husk, shell, or bag. No negative con - WOODEN-SURTOUT.
notation, [c. 1000, Oxford English Diction- coitu, in* "in the act of copulating"; during
cockpit the female genitals; the vagina. Cf. coffin-nail (also coffin-tack) a dysphemism for sexual intercourse; the same as ACTUS COITU,
ary] 2. the scrotum and the testicles; some - "cigarette." Cf. CANCER-STICK. [British and
BOTTOMLESS-PIT, [recurrent nonce; British IN (q.v.). [Latin; English use by the 1300s,
times the VIRILIA (q.v.). [1300s] 3. a fool; an U.S., late 1800s-pres.]
slang, 1700s-1800s] oaf. [British slang, 1600s-1900s] 4. a drunk- Oxford English Dictionary]
cock-quean 1. a female cuckold, a woman ard. [British slang, 1800s] codding nonsense; coffin varnish any inferior alcoholic beverage, coiture copulation; coition. For synonyms see
whose husband copulates with other women. especially bad whisky. For synonyms see EM- SMOCKAGE. [I5OOs-17OOs]
teasing. No negative connotations. [British BALMING FLUID . [U.S. slang, 1900s]
From CUCKQUEAN (sense I). [British slang, slang, late 1800s, Farmer and Henley] coitus the same as COITION (q.v.). For syn-
1800s or before, Barrere and Leland] 2. a cogie the female genitals. For synonyms see onyms see SMOCKAGE . [from Latin]
codger a mean and unplesant old man; now MONOSYLLABLE . [British, 1800s, Farmer and
beggar or a con man. [British, 1800s or before, just an old man. [British and U.S. colloquial, coitus a la vache* "copulation in the manner of
Halliwell] Henley] cows"; dorsal coition. Cf. COIT DORSALLY.
I700s-pres.]
cocks a lavatory. A dysphemism based on cognacked intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. IN - [French]
cod-hopper a harlot; a sexually loose woman. COG . [U.S. slang, early 1900s]
"faucets" and COCK (sense 3). [British juvenile, Patterned on "clod-hopper." See COD (sense coitus in ano* rectal intercourse. The penis is
1800s] 2). coguey intoxicated with alcohol, [from a Scots inserted into the rectum. The recipient may be
cockscomb See COXCOMB. word for "cup"; British slang or colloquial, either male or female.
codpiece 1. a baglike flap in.the crotch of the early 1800s, Jon Bee]
cock's eggs 1. a name for imaginary or nonex- trousers which covers or contains the male coitus interruptus* COITION (sense 2) followed
istent items; the equivalent of "hen's teeth," genitals. Popular in England in the 1400s. cohabit 1. originally to dwell together, [since by the withdrawal of the penis before ejacula-
which are nonexistent. [British colloquial, the early 1500s] 2. to live together as man and tion; the same as WITHDRAWAL (q.v.). This is
[mid !400s-pres.] 2. something similar to a wife; to live together and copulate. 3. any kind considered to be an early form of birth control
1800s] 2. rooster droppings. Cf. HEN-DOWN. CODPIECE (sense I) worn about the breast by a
[British, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Un- of lawful or unlawful sexual copulation, and is still practiced.
woman. [ 1500s, Oxford English Dictionary] [senses 2 and 3 since the 1800s]
conventional English] 3. the penis or the VIRILIA (q.v.). [British, late coitus more ferorum* "coition in the manner
cockshire the female genitals. Cf. MEMBER FOR 1700s and before] See also PENIS SHEATH . coil a nickname for an intrauterine contracep- of wild beasts," male-female copulation from
Cods! an oath and an exclamation, the equiv- tive device. Cf. I.U.C.D., l.U.D. [U.S., mid the rear. Cf. DOG -FASHION . [Latin]
TIIECOCKSHIRE. [British slang, 1800s, Farmer 1900s-pres.]
and Henley] alent of "God!" For synonyms see 'Z OUNDS ! coitus per anum* a euphemism for PEDERASTY
[late 1500s] coil up one's ropes to die. [British naval slang, (q.v.) with the exception that there is no age
cockshy the female genitals. Lacking a COCK Fraser and Gibbons] Implication as there is in pederasty. Also used
(sense 3). [British, 1800s] cods the testicles. Cf. COBS, [since the 1800s or in reference to anal penetration in women.
before] coistrell a rascal; a low varlet. For synonyms
cocksman (also cockhound, cocksmith) a no- see SNOKE-HORN. [late 1500s] [Latin]
torious woman-chaser; a lecher. [U.S. slang, Codsfish! an oath and an exclamation, "By coitus reseryatus* a sexual practice where the
1900s] God's flesh!" A play on "codfish." coit 1. an act of copulation; copulation and
impregnation; a sexual union ofanimalsorof male sustains phallic movements and delays
-smitten pertaining to a girl or woman cod's head an oaf; a blockhead. With reference humans. Probably in use only as a scientific ejaculation until the female has experienced
who is very fond of men sexually. Cf. COCK- to the intellect of a codfish. Cf. MULLET-HEAD. term, [from the Latin coire, late 1600s] 2. to orgasm.
HAPPY . [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] [mid 1500s-1800s] SCREW (sense 1); to PHALLICIZE (q.v.) a coitus Saxonius* a form of birth control where
cock snooks a gesture similar to thumbing the cod's wallop (also cod's wallops) nonsense; woman. Used here and elsewhere (e.g., Dic- the male urethra is clamped with the fingers
nose. See ANNE'S FAN for a description. BALDERDASH (sense 2). Cf. MAW-WALLOP. tionary of Slang and Unconventional English) during ejaculation.
cock-stand an erection of the penis. Cf. CUNT- [British, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and Un- as a euphemism for less polite terms for sexual
STAND, [primarily British; colloquial, 1700s- cojones the testicles. The "j" is pronounced as
conventional English] intercourse from the male point of view. There an "h." For synonyms see WHIRLYGIGS . [from
1900s] is no "polite," single-syllable, transitive verb
coffee the drug L.S.D. (q.v.). [U.S. drug cul- Spanish; U.S. slang, 1900s]
cocksucker (also cock-sucker) 1. a male and ture, mid 1900s-pres.] for the male act of penetration and thrusting
sometimes a female who performs fellatio. in copulation. coke cocaine. [U.S. underworld and drug cul-
Also disguised as CORKSUCKER and c- -R (both coffee-grinder 1. a prostitute. With reference ture, early 1900s-pres.]
to her pelvic motions. 2. a striptease dancer coital movements 1. the pelvic thrusting of the
?cm' C*' CORK-SACKING . [widespread slang, n i male or female during copulation. 2. any mo- coked intoxicated'with or under the effects of
RresJ 2l a toady; a SYCOPHANT (q.v!). IU.S. with reference to the BUMPS AND GRINDS (q. v.).
[both senses, U.S. slang, 1900s, Wentworth tion of the male or female pelvis which can be cocaine. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s]
slang, 1800s-pres.] 3. a strong term of interpreted as sexual whether or not the per-
contempt used by one male to another. The and Flexner] coke-freak a frequent user of cocaine. Cf.
equivalent of calling a man a homosexual. coffee house 1. a privy; an outhouse. Cf. TEA- son is copulating. SPEED-FREAK. [U.S., 1900s]
[U.S. slang, a1900s] ROOM. For syonyms see AJAX. 2. the vagina in coit dorsally 1. to perform male-female, coke-head a heavy user of cocaine. For syn-
C
HAV,"" 'r Prostitute- For synonyms see the expression "make a coffj. '.-use of a orthogenital copulation with the male ap- onyms see USER. [U.S. drug culture, ea'rlv
"ARLOT. [British slang, 1800s] 2. a coward, woman's cunt," to "go in and out and spend proaching the female from behind. Cf. DOG - 1900s-pres.]
^or synonyms see YELLOW-DOG. [British slang nothing" (Grose). See SPEND , [both senses, FASHION. 2. to perform pederasty; to coit anal-
mixn qU al l8OOs 3 a
f' ' J - cigarette which is a culnir rC ly. [1900s or before] coke-party a gathering where cocaine is con-
marijuana and
tobacco. [U.S. drug culture, mid British slang or cant, 1700s, Grose] sumed as the primary activity. From the nick-
1900s] coffee-shop 1. aeuphemism for"coffin."[Brit- coition (also coitus) 1. the act of moving the name for a party where carbonated soft drinks
cocktails diarrhea. [Australian, 1900s, Baker] ish slang, 1800s Barrcre and Leland] 2. a penis inward past the opening formed by the are served. [U.S. drug culture, early 1900s-
lead's1 (
cock |ease
- ) a woman who privy; a W.C.; the same as COFFEE HOUSE (sense VULVA (q.v.). This degree of penetration con- pres.]
Permit m in 511 but who refuses t0 I), [both senses, British slang, 1800s] stitutes sufficient contact to support a charge
of rape. In the narrowest definition, the act of coker-nuts the breasts, especially if well-de-
f\PUlatIOn- Cf- COCK-CHAFER, C.T. coffee stalls the testicles. Rhyming slang for veloped. From the size and shape of the co-
"balls." Cf. ORCHESTRA STALLS [British, 1900s, penetration completes the act of coition. Usu-
1800s-1SK)Os]RICK"TEASER- [British and US- ally, however, it is interpreted in the following conut. For synonyms see BOSOM . [British
Dictionary of Rhyming Slang] slang, late 1800s-early 1900s, Ware]
sense. 2. the act of penetrating (as in sense 1)
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cokes an oaf; a silly fool, [mid 1500s] colfabias a W.C. [mock-Latin based on Irish; 4
Columbian gold (also Colombian gold) mari-
cokespoon a spoon used in sniffing cocaine; British slang, 1800s] coli marijuana; juana grown in Colombia. Based on A CA - comedo a blackhead; a pimple. For synonyms see
the same as SPOON (sense 7). [U.S. drug cul- PULCO GOLD (q.v.). Cf. GOLD . Appears in a BURBLE, [since the mid 1800s] come off to
ture, early 1900s-pres.] Colombian marijuana. For
variety of spellings. [U.S.- drug culture, mid ejaculate; to have an orgasm, said of the male.
coke-stop (also coke-break) euphemistic fora synonyms see MARI . [U.S. drug culture, mid
1900s-pres.] [British and U.S., !800s-pres.] come-on a flirt; a
stop at a restroom. From the Coca-Cola 1900s-pres.] male or female who initiates or encourages
Columbian red (also bo, coli, Colombian red,
(trademark) advertisement for a "coke- coll a dupe; a fool or an oaf. Cf. CULL (sense 1), Colombo, Columbian, Columbia red, Colum- advances. [U.S. slang, 1900s] come one's cocoa
break." Cf. NATURE STOP. [U.S. slang, 1900s] GULL , [mid 1600s] bo, limbo, lumbo) marijuana grown in to ejaculate. For synonyms see MELT. [British
cokey (also cokie) a heavy user of cocaine. collar and cuff (also collar) an effeminate Colombia. Cf. GOLD COLUMBIAN . Appears in slang, 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and
[British and U.S. underworld and drug cul- male; a homosexual male. Rhyming slang for a variety of spellings. [U.S. drug culture, mid Unconventional English] come one's mutton
ture, early 1900s-pres.] PUFF (sense 2), a homosexual male. [British 1900s-.pres.] (also come one's turkey) to masturbate, said of
cokin a rascal; a villain. For synonyms see slang, early 1900s, Dictionary of Slang and columbine a prostitute. Probably a deliberate the male. Cf GOOSE ' S - NECK, MUTTON . [British
SNOKE-HORN. [colloquial, 1300s] Unconventional English] malapropism for "concubine." [British,
1800s] slang, 1800s, Dictionary of Slang and
Cokis(also ) "God" in oaths. From C OCK Colleen Bawn an erection of the penis. Rhym- Unconventional English] come out of the closet
ing slang for "horn." [British, mid 1800s, Dic- com a communist. [Australian, mid 1900s,
) tionary of Rhyming Slang] Baker] (also come out) 1. to begin to participate in
{q Cokkes bones! (also Cokkes body!) an college a jail; a state prison. For synonyms see comarital sex a euphemism for "adultery." homosexual social and sexual life. See CLOSET
oath cow. [U.S. underworld, 1900s or before, Ber- [U.S., 1900s] CASE. Cf. BRING OUT , GO OVER , [originally
and an exclamation, "By God's bones!" For rey and Van den Bark] combat fatigue a neurosis from being under homosexual use, mid I900s-pres.] 2. to bring
synonyms see 'ZOUNDS! cokomo See collistrigated pilloried; having been made to
\/ heavy gunfire for prolonged periods. For- any practice or belief out into the open. [U.S.
KOKOMO . cold 1. sexually FRIGID (<7.V.). [since
merly SHELL SHOCK (q-v.). [U.S. military, mid colloquial, mid 1900s-pres.]
stand in the pillory. [British, mid 1600s] I900s-pres.]
the 1600s] collywobbles (also golly v>obbles) 1. a stom- come-to-Jesus pertaining to an attitude or a
combination salad garbage, [probably nonce; person who is pious and exceedingly right-
2. dead. For synonyms see DONE FOR . [U.S. achache; an upset stomach; a rumbling,
growling stomach. From the colloquial term U.S., early 1900s, Weseen] comboozelated eous. [U.S., 1900s or before]
slang, 1900s or before] cold biscuit a cold, cometophobia a fear or dread of comets. See
"colly-wobble," meaning "uneven." Cf MUL- intoxicated with alcohoL
unresponsive woman. Cf. PHOBIA for similar forms, [ultimately from
LIGRUBS, WIFFLE-WOFFLES. [British and U.S., From BOOZE (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
BISCUIT, YEAST-POWDER BISCUIT. [U.S. slang, 1800s-pres.] Synonyms: GOLLYWOBBLES, Greek kometes, "comet"]
early 1900s-pres.] comb's getting red said of a male who is begin- comfortable pleasantly intoxicated with alco-
GRIPES, MULLIGRUBS, WIFFLE-WOFFLES. 2. the
ning to show signs of sexual maturity. Refers hol. For synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S.
cold clock to knock someone unconscious. menses and the accompanying uterine colloquial, 1900s]
cramps, [colloquial, 1800s-pres.] to the comb of a chick maturing into a rooster.
Possibly a euphemism for "cold cock," which Cf. RED-COMB . [U.S. dialect (Boontling), late comfortable importance a wife. For synonyms
has the same meaning. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s, Colombian gold See C OLUMBIAN GOLD . I800s-early 1900s, Charles Adams] see WARDEN . [British, late 1700s, Grose]
Weseen] Colombian red See C OLUMBIAN RED . comfort for the troops a CATAMITE (q.v.). A
come (also cum) 1. in the male, to ejaculate
cold coffee beer. For synonyms see SUDS. [Brit- colonial puck an act of copulation; to coit. during orgasm. 2. in the female, to experience jocular reinterpretation of a term for any
ish slang, late 1800s, Ware] See also COFFEE. Rhyming slang for FUCK (q.v.). [U.S., 1900s, orgasm, [both sense, colloquial, 1800s-pres.] type of comfort or treat for military
cold cook an undertaker; someone who works Dictionary of Rhyming Slang] 3. semen. From sense 1. [slang and colloquial, personnel, [military slang, early 1900s]
with COLD MEAT (q.v.). [British colloquial, color, in intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- 1900s or before] comfort room a bathroom; the W.C. [attested
I700s-I900s] onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- in Newfoundland, 1900s]
come about to copulate with a woman, said by comfort station a W.C.; a public restroom.
cold cookshop an undertaker's place of busi- pres.] women of men. For synonyms see OCCUPY . [U.S. colloquial euphemism, 1900s]
ness. [British colloquial, 1800s or before] color, of pertaining to a person who has dark coming pertaining to a person, usually a
colder than hell very cold indeed. [U.S. collo- skin as a racial characteristic. In expressions [British colloquial, 1800s or before] come
woman, who is obviously sexually
quial, 1900s and before] such as "man of color," "person of color," or about woman to coit a woman. [British willingand able to copulate. This is probably
cold-fish 1. a cold or unresponsive woman. "woman of color." See PERSON OF COLOR, [eu- colloquial, 1800s or before, Farmer and Hen- not directly related to COME (q.v.). Cf.
From FISH (sense I). [U.S. slang, early 1900s- phemistic and polite, 1900s and before] COMING WOMAN . [British colloquial, mid
pres.] 2. a wishy-washy jerk; a RUBBER SOCK or ley]
Colorado coolaid (also Colorado Kool-aid) 1700s, Grose]
WET SOCK (both q.v.). [U.S. colloquial, mid beer, especially Coor's Beer (trademark), a come across to deli ver sexually, usually said of coming fresh pregnant, usually said of live-
1900s-pres.] brand of beer brewed in Colorado. From the a woman by a man, particularly if the woman stock. [U.S. dialect (Ozarks), Randolph and
cold meat a corpse. Cf. DEAD -MEAT . [British trademarked brand name of a flavored drink has been holding out for a long time. [U.S. Wilson]
and U.S. colloquial, 1700s-1900s] mix, "Kool-aid." [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] slang, 1900s] comings semen or semen and natural vaginal
cold-meat box a coffin. Cf. COLD MEAT, [collo- colored 1. pertaining to a person of the come aloft 1. to coit a woman. [British slang, lubrication. Cf. COME (sense 3), SPENDINGS.
quial, early 1800s] Negroid race. For many years the most polite 1800s, Farmer and Henley] 2. to get an erec- [British colloquial, 1800s-1900s. Dictionary
cold-meat cart a hearse, specifically a horse- tion, [both senses are nautical in origin, Brit- of Slang and Unconventional English]
drawn hearse. Cf. COACH. [British and U.S. term and the word-of-choice. Cf. I LACK, NIG-
GER . 2. pertaining to a person of mixed ish, 1500s-1700s] coming woman (also coming wench) a sex-
colloquial, I800S-1900S] ually willing woman. For synonyms see LAY.
heritage and sometimes to all non-Cauca- come around 1. to acquiesce to something,
S coll
- 4uial- sians. [British, 1600s-1700s]
particularly copulation; to agree to copulate \yCOMMFU a "complete monumental military
cold-meat ticket a military identification disc; colored folks (also colored, colored folk, color- after a long time spent holding out. Cf. COME I/ fuck-up." For synonyms see SNAFU. [U.S.
Der?ng 1gr Used t0 identify dead military ed people) the Negro people in the U.S., ACROSS. [U.S., 1900s] 2. to begin the menses f military, early 1900s]
[ tish and particularly those found in rural areas or later than expected, relieving built-up fears of commie a communist. [U.S. colloquial, mid
1900s] U.S. wartime slang, those who behave docilely. Once considered 1900s-pres.]
pregnancy. [U.S., 1900s] 3. to enter into HEAT
polite and nonderogatory. [U.S. colloquial, (q.v.), said of livestock. [U.S., 1900s] come commit pederasty to BUGGER (sense 4); to per-
] 1700s-1900s] bad to contract a venereal disease. Cf. BAD form COITUS PER ANUM (q.v.) on a male.
columbarium a building or vault with niches DISEASE. [U.S. dialect (Ozarks), 1900s or commo a communist. See , COMMIE (both
iw M emism for"f"gidity." Cf. COLD cold
UP
st
for urns containing the ashes of bodies which q.v.). [Australian, mid 1900s. Baker]
before, Randolph and Wilson] come-by-
1
1> 1900s and before] [U.S. have been cremated, [a Latin word and con- chance a bastard; an illegitimate child. Cf. commode 1. a chamber pot built into a chair
; the
sblfg ,^ metery; death. cept; derived from the Latin word for "dove CHANCE -CHILD . For synonyms see ACCIDENT .
cote," a sepulchre with "pigeonholes" for the [British and U.S. colloquial, late 1700s-1900s]
storage of cremated remains]
oiuniodily convenient
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ir comfort and disguise; a CLOSE STOOL (q. v.). conception the beginning of prf^-cy; the congeon (also congyn, conjon) 1. a performing conskite to defecate in fear, [mid 1600s, (Ur-
ince the mid 1800s] 2. a toilet; a water-flush dwarf; a halfwit; a CHANGELING(<7.V.). [1200S, quhart)] conspute to spit, especially to spit in a
lilet bowl. From sense 1. [U.S. dialect union of male and female gerni cells. Oxford English Dictionary] 2. a term of con- show of
louthern), 1900s and before] nmodity I. concern the male or female genitals. Often tempt for a person. From sense I. [1300s,
the female genitals. Cf. WARE ense 2). 2. pluralized when referring to the male genitals. Oxford English Dictionary] contempt. For synonyms see SPIT , [early
women considered solely as sex-ll objects Cf. AFFAIR , BUSINESS (sense 3). [British, mid Congo a member of the Congregationalist 1500s] constable a keeper of the laws.
and objects of sexual commerce, >, 1800s] Church. Cf. BAPPO, METHO, PRESBO, PRODDO. Occasionally
prostitutes, [both senses, late 1500s-100s] concerned intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- [Australian, 1900s, Baker] used in jest for "policeman." See THINGSTA -
onyms see WOOFLED . [British and U.S. collo- conjugacy marriage; the conjugal state; copu- BLE . [since the 1200s with various related
nmon drunkard a person (usually a male) quial, late 1800s-pres.]
lio has been convicted of drunkenness a lating regularly and exclusively in a legally meanings] ,
ecified number of times within a specified conchomancy divination utilizing shells. See recognized relationship, [since the mid 1600s] constitutionally inclined to gallantry sexually
-MANCY for similar forms, [from Greek con- aroused or aroused with an erect penis. Cf.
ne period. For synonyms see ALCHY . [law, che, "sea-shell," Shipley] conjugal pertaining to marriage and legal cop-
CONCOMITANT OF DESIRE, GALLANTRY. [British
ack's Law Dictionary] nmon-jack a ulation.
prostitute for military men. iritish, 1800s, conciliatrix a prostitute. For synonyms see euphemism, 1800s] constuprate to defile,
HARLOT. conjugal act legal coition; an act of copulation
Farmer and Henley] nmon-law marriage within marriage. [British euphemism, 1800s] ravish, or debauch a
the dwelling together a man and a woman concomitant of desire presumably, an erection woman. Cf MANUSTUPRATION . [from the
of the penis in the male. Also includes sexual conjugal embrace a euphemism for "copula -
for seven years in an imarricd state. This is tion." [British, 1800s] Latin STUPRUM (q.v.), "defilement"; mid
a legally recognized lationship in some response in the female. Cf. CONSTITUTIONALLY
INCLINED TO GALLANTRY. [British euphemism, conjugal infidelity sexual unfaithfulness iq 1500s] consummation 1. the sealing of a
states, [law] nmon-law wife 1. the female 1800s] marriage, [since the 1700s] conjugal relations marriage
partner of a mmon-law marriage or of an sexual intercourse within marriage. For
incipient com-on-law marriage. 2. a concubinage a loose marriage involving a man contract by copulation, [since the early 1500s]
and a woman dwelling together with a sus- synonyms see SMOCKAGE . [euphemistic, 1900s 2. orgasm. Cf. CLIMAX . contact lens the
concubine or mistress. tained sexual relationship. Not recognized by or before] conjugal rites (also amorous rites,
unions a privy; an outhouse. Cf PARLIA - drug L.S.D. put into the
law unless it becomes' a common-law mar- nuptial rites, spousal rites) sexual intercourse
NT. [British slang, early 1600s] riage, [law. Black's Law Dictkmary] mouth in the manner some people employ to
within marriage, especially the first of such "clean" contact lenses before inserting them
sewer a low prostitute. With referee to concubinatus* CONCUBINAGE (q.v.), an un- acts in a marriage, [in various plays by into the eyes. [U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-
her reception of just anyone's DIRTY *TER sanctioned union. Now nearly always refers to Shakespeare] conjugate sexual intercourse
(q.v.). Cf. DRAIN, SCUPPER. [British ing, a sexual union of a semipermanent nature. pres.] continence 1. pertaining to self-
within marriage. [British, 1900s, Dictionary of
late 1800s] [Latin; Roman Law] Slang and Unconventional English] restraint in
ipanionate marriage a marriage which ex- concubine a mistress; a woman who copulates conjugate to copulate. Heard frequently as sexual matters. 2. total abstinence from sex.
s for purposes other than the parenting of regularly and exclusively with a man to whom joking and double entendre, [since the late [since the 1300s] 3. the ability to retain urine
fspring. she is not married, [from Latin CONCUBITUS 1700s] and feces. [medical, 1800s-1900s] continence
ipany bull a policeman who works for a (<7-v.)] in marriage an agreement by both partners
conjure it down to make an erect penis flaccid within a marriage to abstain from sexual
ivate firm. Primarily in reference to a rail- concubitus* literally, "a lying-together"; sex- by causing an orgasm in the male. Cf. BRING
ad detective. See BULL (sense 8). [U.S. un- ual copulation. [Latin] DOWN BY HAND , [from A Winter's Tale
intercourse.
rworld (tramps), 1900s or before] concubitus cum bestia* copulation of a human (Shakespeare)] continuations trousers; breeches. For syn-
ipany girl a prostitute; a CALL-GIRL (q.v.). and an animal. Cf. BESTIALITY, ZOOERASTY, conk-buster inferior liquor. The "conk" is the onyms see GALLIGASKINS . [British and U.S.
ir synonyms see HARLOT. [U.S. slang, early ZOOPHILIA . [from Latin] head. For synonyms see EMBALMING FLUID . slang, 1800s-early 1900s]
00s, Deak] concubitus cum persona ejusdem sexus* "cop- [U.S., 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner] contra bonos mores* illicit. Literally, "against
ipos mentis* 1. pertaining to a person who ulation with a person of the same sex," an act good manners." [Latin]
connect to purchase drugs. See CONNECTION .
aneand mentally healthy. 2. a person who of homosexual copulation. [Latin] contraception the prevention of conception,
connection 1. a seller of drugs. 2. established
mentally healthy. [Latin] concupiscence lust, sexual desir;, or arousal, traffic in drugs, as in the "French connection." often referred to as BIRTH CONTROL (q.v.).
post animal or human excrement. Now [since the 1300s] [both senses, U.S. drug culture and slang, contrapuncfum the female genitals, "the op-
ers to animal and vegetable matter decay- condom (also cundum) a sheath of various early !900s-pres.] 3. copulation. See CARNAL posite of the point." "Point" here means
; for use as fertilizer or humus in gardening. materials worn on the penis during copulation CONNECTION. "penis" Cf. ANTIPODES, THE; POINT, [based on
post hole a cesspit or privy. [British collo- to prevent conception in the female and to Latin; British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Hen-
ial, 1800s] connubial rites 1. a wedding. 2. the initial ley]
prevent the contraction of venereal disease. copulation within a marriage. Cf. CONJUGAL
ipotator a drinker, a drunkard. For syn- Supposedly named after its inventor, a Colo- contrary sexual a sexual INVERT (q.v.), usually
nel Cundum, (Grose). For synonyms see RITES . [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] a homosexual male.
yms see ALCHY.
EEL -SKIN , [since the 1600s] connudate to strip naked, [early 1600s] contrectation sexually fondling a person of the
press to coit a woman. [British euphem-
condomania the practice of rapidly converting consanguineous marriage a marriage of two opposite sex; sexual foreplay. See FIRST OF THE
i, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] apartment buildings to condominiums. [U.S., TWO STAGES OF THE SEXUAL ACT, THE. [since the
persons who are blood relatives. consarn a
stock a prude; a person who objects to the 1970s] partial disguise of "damn." [U.S. mid 1500s]
'"cdisplay of nudity in art. SeecoMSTOCK- confinement the last month of a woman's colloquial, 1800s-pres.] consented damned. controlled substance a drug which is known to
pregnancy. Cf. CALLED TO STRAW . [U.S. colloquial, 1800s- be abused and is controlled or regulated by the
stockery (also comstockism) prudery federal government. There are five levels or
>ut the naked body. After Anthony Com- conflummoxed intoxicated with alcohol. For pres.] Consarn ye! a curse, the equivalent of schedules of prohibited drugs and chemicals.
n8lishman who was notorious for synonyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, 1900s or "Damn [U.S., mid 1900s-pres.]
objection to nudity in art on public dis- before]
- [since the late 1800s] you!" [U.S. colloquial, 1800s] consensual conundrum the female genitals. Cf. WHAT
confounded a euphemism for "damned." [col- marriage a marriage based on a (sense 2). [written nonce, British, early 1600s]
"s a spree; a drinking bout, [early 1600s] loquial, 18O0s-19O0s]
contract or agreement. See COMMON - LAW convenience 1. a CHAMBER POT (q. v.). For syn-
a trickster or swindler. 2. a homosexual Confound you! a curse, "Damn you!" [since MARRIAGE. onyms see POT. [British euphemism, 1800s] 2.
Os-pre!]GNIF" [b0th Senses> U S ' mid the 1300s] consensual sexual act a sexual act, otherwise a public restroom; a PUBLIC CONVENIENCE
congenital insanity insanity which exists from proscribed by law, committed by consenting (q.v.). [British and U.S., 1900s]
birth. parties, presumably adults. convenient a mistress or a prostitute. For syn-
onyms see HARLOT, [cant or slang, late 1600s,
B.E.]
n Vci'auliOn dvstocia
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/ersation sexual intimacy. Similar to IN- For synonyms see cow. [British and U.S.
COIJRSE (q.V.). Cf. CRIMINAL CONVERSA- underworld, mid I800s-I900s] ycoosie 1. a coprolalia I. sudden bursts of obscene lan-
N. [since the I500s[ derogatory term for a Chinese. Possibly related guage. A symptom of mental illness. 2. the corn whisky distilled from corn or any home-

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i the female genitals. From the colloquial to sense 2. [W>.S. military World War II, excessive use of obscenity; the constant or ill- distilled alcoholic liquor. Cf MOONSHINE 4
n for a rabbit. [British slang or cant, late Wentworth and Flexner] 2. the female genitals, timed use of vile language. From sense 1. (sense 2). [U.S. slang, early 1900s or before to
Os-1700s] [slang, mid 1900s] cool 1. the female genitals. [from Greek kopros, "dung"] the present]
Cf. coocn. For synonyms see MONOSYLLABLE. coprolite fossilized dung, [from Greek; since corned (also corny) intoxicated with any li-
! an exclamation derived from Coo the early 1800s] quor or intoxicated with CORN (q.v.). Cf.
HEY! or Coo LUMMY! (both 15.V.). 2. coition, [both senses, U.S. slang, mid !900s- coprology 1. the study of fecal material in the PICKLED, PRESERVED, SALTED-DOWN. [British
[British lect (Cockney), 1800s-l900s] pres.] 3. an oaf; a worthless fellow, especially in diagnosis of disease, [medical] 2. the study of
blimey! an exclamation derived from the "old coot."[U.S. colloquial, )800s-1900s] See pornography. and U.S., 1700s-pres.] . ,. ,
h "Cod blind me!" or "May God blind also coprophegy 1. the ingestion of feces or filth. 2. corner the female genitals. Cf CRANNY,
the devouring of pornography, [both senses, NICHE-COCK. [1600s]
Cf Coo LUMMY! [British dialect DRUNK AS A COOT. from Greek] cornered intoxicated with alcohol; to be in a
(Cock-), 1800s-1900s] cooties real or imagined lice. For synonyms (drunken) predicament. Possibly from CORN
b I. the female genitals. 2. women consid- see WALKING DANDRUFF. [U.S. slang, 1900s] (q.v.). [colloquial, 18OOs-19OOs] corn hole I.
j sexually, [both senses, U.S. slang, 1900s] cooze (also cooz, coosie, coozie) 1. women the anus. May relate to the use of corn cobs
1. to prepare opium for smoking. Cf. IP considered solely as sexual objects. 2 the for anal cleansing. [U.S. slang. 1900s] 2. to
HABIT. [U.S. underworld, early 1900s or female genitals. Cf. , cu~*v. [Both push a real or imagined object up someone's
] 2. to be electrocuted in the electric senses, U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] anus; to GOOSE (sense 6). [U.S. slang, 1900s]
ir; the same as FR Y (q. v.). [U.S. slang, early coozey a sexual "pervert." Related to the pre- 3. to perform anal intercourse upon a male;
Os] vious entry. Possibly a CATAMITE (q.v.). [U.S. to commit pederasty. [U.S. slang, early !
underworld, mid 1900s, Goldin,O'Leary, and 900s-pres.] 4. to perform anal intercourse
ed 1. intoxicated with alcohol. Cf. FRIED Lipsius]
ise I). [U.S. slang, 1900s or before] 2. upon a woman. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.]-
cop I. to purchase'marijuana. [U.S. drug cul- corn-holer a pederast, the INSERTOR (q. v.j.
ixicated with marijuana. Cf. FRIED (sense ture and slang, mid 1900s-pres.] 2. a police- Cf. CORN HOLE (sense 3). [British and U.S.
[U.S. drug culture, mid 1900s-pres.] ie I. man. For synonyms see FLAWOOT. [U.S. slang, 1900s]
a black who adopts a white lifestyle, slang, 1900s or before] corn-juice alcoholic liquor brewed from corn;
lerogatory term used by a Negro for a copabean todeflowera virgin. Cf. any alcoholic liquor. For synonyms see MOON-
;ro. From OREO (q.v.), the trademarked BEAN(sense 4), "hymen."[U.S. slang, early
nd name of a cookie. 2. the female genitals. 1900s, Goldin, O'Leary, and Lipsius] SHINE. [U.S. slang and colloquial, 1800s]
BUN (sense 3), CAKE (sense 1). [U.S. slang, cop a buzz to become intoxicated with mari- corn-mule whisky distilled from corn mash;
juana. Cf. BUZZ (sense 2). [U.S. drug culture, any whisky. Cf. DONK (sense 1), WHITE MLXE.
Ds] 3. a place for smoking opium. Cf. COOK [U.S. slang, 1900s]
ise 1). 4. an opium addict. Also cookee, mid 1900s-pres.]
cop a cherry to deflower a virgin. Cf. CHERRY cornucopia 1. cuckoldry. Based on the "horn
ky. [senses 3 and 4 are U.S. underworld, (sense 1), "hymen." [U.S. slang, early 1900s- of plenty." [British, 1600s] 2. the female geni-
1900s] 5. cocaine. [U.S. underworld, pres.] tals. [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
1900s] cornuted cuckolded. [late 1500s]
cop a feel to touch or feel a woman's sexual
to cool the heat of passion. See BLOW parts either as if it were an accident or quite
D. [since the 1600s or before] corona a truncation ofcoRONAGLANDisf^.v.).
* 1. an unattractive young woman who blatantly. Usually refers to touching the corona glandis* (also corona) the rim or ridge
Is one's ardor in an anaphrodisiac manner. breasts. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] copess a at the base of the CLANS PENIS (q. v.). Cf.KSOT.
policewoman. [U.S. slang, 1900s] co-pilot Ben [Latin]
5. slang, 1900s, Wentworth and Flexner]
ie buttocks. The origin is not clear and this Benzedrine (trademark), an amphetamine. With corpora cavernosa* SeecoRPUS CAVERNOSLM.
' be related to ARSE-COOLER (q. v.), a bustle, reference to some long-distance trucker's
women considered as sexual objects; dependence on amphetamines. See BROTHER
nen used as a means of abating a man's BEN. [U.S. drug curfura mid I900s-pres.]
'al heat. [British slang or cant, 1600s- co-pilots amphetamine tablets or cap^iles. ^.. Lcany iooos-1800s] ......... corpora cavernosa* SeecoRPUSCAVERNOSUM.
t-do the female genitals. For synonyms From CO-PILOT BEN (q.v.). [U.S. slang and Corinthian aand
lecher; a whoremonger; later a corporal consummation
.. iiiiiiniiun theCf.first
tneiirs copulation of
sportsman
1800s] a gambler. [British, 1600s- r______________
marriage.
JU
CONSUMMATION
MONOSYLLABLE. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s] drug culture, mid l900s-pres.] cop it get marriage. Cf. CONSUMMATION corpse 1. the
tmud low-grade opium. See MUD (senses pregnant. Cf. CATCH (sense 2), TAKE corked-up(also corked) intoxicated with alco- deceased body of a person, [since the 1300s]
which covers a wide variety of drugs. hol. Cf. CORKY. [U.S. slang, late 1800s-1900s] Synonyms: BLOAT, CADAVER , CARRION, COLD
"e refers to "Chinese." See CHINA (sense 2). [Australian, early 1900s, Dictionary cork op'ry a "cork opera," a minstrel show. MEAT, CORPUS, CROAKER. DEADER, DEAD MAN,
- LU.S. underworld, early 1900s] of Slang and Unconventional English] copper From the use of burnt cork to blacken the DEAD-MEAT, DEAR DEPARTED, DECEDENT,
faces of the performers. [U.S. colloquial, DOCTOR'S MISTAKE, DUSTMAN, GONER,
?Un .'2 coPulate- For synonyms see OC- a policeman. Cf. COP (sense 2), COPESS. 1900s or before]
LANDOWNER, LATE-LAMENTED, LOVED ONE,
IU.S. slang, mid 1900s-pres.] lummy! an For synonyms see FLATFOOT. [U.S., 1900s] MORGUE-AGE, PORK, REMAINS, SHOT, STIFF,
oath and an exclamation, S-HIOOsT''" C/ copper-nose a drunkard. From the color of the STIFF ONE, STIFFY, THE DECEASED, THE DE-
C R LUMMIE!
[Cockney, nose. [Brisith and U.S. colloquial, 1800s] PARTED, W OR M - F OOD . 2. to kill a person; to
svnanh'ghly der
gatory term for a Negro. copperstick the penis. For synonyms see YARD. turn a person into a corpse. [British slang or
S S ee EB0NY 2
0 or ^K,black, cuIt - - Pertaining to a cant, late 1800s, Farmer and Henley] corpse
, ure. Both are derogato- [British slang, 1800s, Farmer and Henley] candles mysterious lights that perform a
1 senses- U.S. colloquial, mid 1800s- copremesis the vomiting of feces. [medical] number of feats including tracing the path of a
coprolagnia sexual excitement or heightened funeral procession and indicating who is
or prison. From coop." next to die. Cf IGNIS FATUUS. [since the late
sexual gratification caused by the sight or
"chicken smell of feces. Considered to be abnormal. Cf. 1600s]
a a
J 'l FECAL-FREAK, POUND-CAKE QUEEN, [from corpse-provider a physician. For synonyms
see DOC. [British slang, early 1800s, Farmer
Greek kopros, "dung"] ^and Henley]

coprophilia 1. an abnormal interest in feces. 2.


a love of pornography or obscene literature.
[both senses, from Greek kopros, "dung"] cop the
brewery to get drunk. [British slang,
late 1800s, Ware]
copula the copulation that consummates the4
marriage contract, [fiom Latin; law, mid
1800s]
copulate to engage in an act of coition. Refers
to the sexual union of all species in which the
male is equipped with an INTROMITTENT
ORGAN (q.v.).
copulation a carnal union of male and female;
an act of a male coiting a female. A truncation
of CARNAL COPULATION (q.v.). [since the late
1400s]
copulation age the age of a fetus reckoned
from the date of the copulation causing the
c RI. R of "cock-sucking." An adjective derived from
o K COCK-SUCKER (q.v.). [U.S. slang, mid I900s-
n [Briti S pres.]
c C Corkscrew! "By God's Truth!", a disguised
e sh oath or an exclamation. [British, late 1800s,
p R Ware]
t diale E
i W corky (also corkey) intoxicated with alcohol. . ______ w. ^uuujras
ct For synonyms see WOOFLED. [British slang, see DOC. [British slang, early 1800s, Farmer
o ! 1800s or before] . yand Henley]
n (Coc Cor lummie! (also Cor lummy!) an oath and //corpse ticket a military identification disc, a
, ( an exclamation, "God love me!" Cf. Coo LUM- * dog-tag. Cf. COLD-MEAT TICKET. [U.S. mili-
kney) MY!, GORAMITY! [British, 1900s or before] tary slang, World Wars]
[ , q
m .
e 1900 v
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f
coral branch the penis. See ne .
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jlent used as a euphemism for "fat." cotton the female pubic hair. Cf. FLAX, FLEECE. courses." [British and U.S. euphemism, Farmer and Henley] 4. cow dung, [euphemis-
I800s-pres.] tic, 1900s or before]
se the early 1400s, Oxford English Die- For synonyms see DOWNSHIRE . [U.S. slang,
ary] mid 1900s-pres.] courtesan (also courtisane, curtezan) a harlot; cow-baby a coward; a very timid person. For
JS a jocular and ignorant term for a mistress of the court. A euphemism for synonyms see YELLOW-DOG, [late 1500s]
cotton-picker 1. a derogatory nickname for a "prostitute." [since the mid 1500s]
pse." [British colloquial, 1800s] Negro. For synonyms see EBONY. [U.S., 1900s cow-bag a brothel. See cow.
us bones!, By "By God's Bones!" An old or before] 2. a chum or buddy. 3. a damn fool; cousin Betty an oaf; a half-wit. [British collo- cow-blakes(also blakes) dried cow dung used
i and an exclamation. [1300s, (Chaucer)] a SON OF A BITCH (sense 2). 4. a jocular refer- quial, mid 1800s] as fuel. For synonyms see COW-CHIPS. [British
is cavernosum* one member of a pair of ence to a real or imagined woman who has cousin sis urine; an act of urination; to urinate. dialect, 1800s or before, Halliwell]
snsible, cylindrical bodies which make up broken the string on her sanitary tampon, Rhyming slang for"piss." [British, 1900s, Dic- cowboy a homosexual male, specifically a
julk of the penis when erect. Also found in [senses 2-4 are U.S., 1900s] tionary of Rhyming Slang] masculine male homosexual. Cf. MIDNIGHT
clitoris on a smaller scale. Cf. CORPUS cotton-picking a euphemism for "damned" or couvad** a husband's imitation of theconfine- COWBOY, TRUCK-DRIVER . [U.S. slang, mid
JOIOSUM. "damnable," especially in the expression "cot- ment and the other events relating to his wife's l900s-pres.]
is spongiosum* a single, distensible, cyl- ton-picking hands." [U.S. slang, 1900s] delivery of a child. This includes experiencing cow-brute a euphemism for "bull." [U.S.,
ical body surrounding the male urethra couch to copulate; essentially "lie down with." labor pains. [French] 1900s and before] cow-chips cow dung
connected to the GLANS PENIS (q.v.). Cf. Cf. BED (sense 1), CHAMBER (sense 1). [from cove (also cofe, cuffin) a rascal; a dupe; an oaf dried for use as fuel.
PUS CAVERNOSUM. Othello (Shakespeare)] or simply a man. [cant, I500s-l800s] Sometimes euphemistic for BULLSHIT (q.v.).
I a group of prostitutes who work for the couch-doctor a psychoanalyst. For synonyms coven a society of witches with thirteen mem- Cf. BODEWASH, BUFFALO CHIPS. [U.S. dialect
e pimp; the same as STABLE (sense 2). [U.S. see SHRINK. [U.S. slang, 1900s] bers, [since the mid 1600s] and colloquial, 1800s-l900s] Synonyms:
trworld, mid 1900s-pres.] couch-job 1. a psychoanalyst. 2. a person who Covenl Garden Abbess a madam in a brother: BLAKES, BODEWASH, BOOSHWAH, BUFFALO
I dust nonsense, lies, and exaggeration. A appears to need psychoanalysis, [both senses, Particularly in a brothel located in Covent CHIPS, CASINGS, COW-BLAKES, PRAIRIE COAL,
lar play on BULLSHIT (q.v.). Cf. BULL - U.S. slang, 1900s] Garden, London, in the 1700s. [cant, mid PRAIRIE FUEL, SCHARN, SHARN, SIT-STILL-NEST,
r, HEIFER-DUST. [U.S., 1900s or before] 1700s] SKARN, SURFACE FUEL. Additional variants are
cougar-milk strong liquor or inferior liquor.
ction punishment by imprisonment, as in For synonyms see EMBALMING FLUID . [U.S., Covent Garden ague a venereal disease which listed at DROPPINGS .
SE OF CORRECTION (q.v.); a prison. [U.S. 1900s or before] one might contract from a prostitute at a cow-clap (also cow-cake, cow-, cow-pat)
lemism, 1900s] Covent Garden brothel. Cf. GARDEN -GOUT . cow dung. [British dialect, 1800s]
council-houses trousers; pants. Rhyming
spond to copulate. Literally, "to respond slang for "trousers." Cf. ROUND-THE-HOUSES. [cant or slang, 1700s, Grose] cow-clod cow dung. [U.S. dialect and collo-
ther." A synonym for "intercourse." Cf. [British slang, early 1900s, Dictionary of Covent Garden Nun a prostitute. See COVENT quial, 1900s or before]
VERSATION, CRIMINAL CONVERSATION. Slang and Unconventional English] GARDEN ABBESS and COVENT GARDEN AGUE. cow-cod a whip or a club made from a dried
tish and U.S., 1700s-1800s] [British slang or cant, 1800s and before] bull's penis. Cf. HUNG BEEF, [attested as Jamai-
counter a prostitute's term for an act of inter-
pted jocular or in error for "ruptured." course that "counts" against a quota which cover 1. to copulate, usually said of male can, Cassidy and Le Page]
tish and U.S. colloquial, 1800s-1900s] she must fulfill. Cf. SCORE (sens'- P [-[tested quadrupeds. Literally, "to mount (sense I) cow-confetti nonsense; a euphemism for BULL-
ption pus; the putrescence of disease. as British underworld, early 19OCs, Dictionary and impregnate." Cf. APPROACH, SERVE, [col- SHIT (q.v.). Cf. MEADOW -MAYONNAISE . [Aus-
:e the early 1500s] of Slang and Unconventional English] loquial, early 1500s-1900s] 2. a young woman. tralian, early 1900s, Baker]
iungus the buttocks. For synonyms see counting-house a privy; an outhouse. For syn- See SEAT COVER. cow-cunted pertaining to a woman whose gen-
: onyms see AJAX. [British slang or cant, mid cover girl 1. a girl or woman attractive enough itals have been deformed by giving birth or by
. [British slang, mid 1800s] "debauchery" (Farmer and Henley). [British
a the technical name for the common 1800s] to appear on the cover of a magazine. [U.S.,
1900s] 2. a pretty young woman sitting in the slang, 1800s]
. [since the mid 1600s] country, old 1. the Negro district of a town.
From the black point of view. 2. Africa. From front seat of an automobile. Used by long- cow-dab cow dung. [U.S. dialect (Virginia),
divination of the guilt or inno- distance truckers to inform other drivers by 1800s, Green] cow-kissing kissing with
e of a person by observing the balancing the black point of view, [both senses, U.S.
colloquial, 1900s or before] country cousin radio that a young woman worth trying to
sieve on a set of shears. See -MANCY for look at is in their vicinity. [U.S. slang, mid much movement of
lar forms, [from Greek koskinon, "sieve," the menses. One of a series of VISITORS 1900s-pres.J the tongues and lips. Cf. CALF-SLOBBER. [U.S.
-atin; early 1600s] 'e pertaining to (q.v.). For synonyms see FLOODS . [U.S. slang, mid 1900s]
colloquial, 1900s or before] country Jake a cover the waterfront 1. to wear a perineal pad
constipation or foods at the time of the menses. Cf. ALL'S NOT QUIET cow-pie a mass of cow dung. [U.S. colloquial,
typically cause it. [since the 1400s] bumpkin or rustic oaf. [U.S., 1900s]
1 1900s, Deak] ON THE WATERFRONT , [jocular colloquial,
a truncation of "narcotics." [U.S. slang, 1900s] 2. to work the dock districts. Said of a cow-pucky cow dung, [colloquial, 1900s or
1900s-pres.] Cf. BINGLE, BIRDIE STUFF, coup de grace* "a death blow"; the final blow; prostitute who frequents the waterfront solic- before]
-SOW, DRECK, DRY GROG, DUTCH COUR- the last straw. [French] couple 1. to marry; to iting sailors and dockworkers. [Australian,
copulate in marriage, [since the 1300s] 2. to cows and horses will get out a catch phrase
DYNAMITE, MAHOSKA.MOJO, MOOCH, NEE- 1900s, Baker] uttered to signal a male that his fly is undone.
CANDY, SCHLOCK, SCHMECK, SMECKER, copulate, especially in covess-dinge a Negress prostitute; out of con- [U.S., 1900s]
:T STUFF. reference to animals. For synonyms see RUT. text, simply a black woman. "Covess" is a cant
e
*n 1. an effeminate male; a man who 3. to cohabit; to live together as man and wife cows and kisses one's own wife; anyone's wife.
word meaning "woman." See COVE. DINGE Rhyming slang for "missus." "Cows" refers to
-s himself with women's affairs. 2. a mean unmarried. [U.S. slang, 1800s-1900s] coupler (q.v.) is a term for a Negro, [attested as U.S.
scolding woman; a virago, [both senses, the breasts. For synonyms see WARDEN. [Brit-
the female genitals, specifically the underworld, mid 1800s] ish and U.S. slang, 1800s-early 1900s]
sh colloquial, late 1500s] vagina. [British, 1800s, Farmer and Henley]
,m=,s! (als2 Cotzoks!) an oath and an covey a collection of prostitutes. From "covey cowsh "cowshit"; nonsense; BULLSHIT (q.v.).
nation,"By God's hooks!"(i.e., "nails"). couple with to copulate with someone, [collo- of quail." Cf. QUAIL , [cant or slang, 1600s- Parallel to BULLSH (q.v.). Cf FROGSH. [Aus-
quial, 1800s-1900s] coupling-house a 1700s] tralian, 1900s or before, Baker]
brothel. [British, 1700s- cow I. a rude term for a woman, [since the mid
1800s] courage pills drugs. Usually in cow-shard (also cow-plat, cow-sharn, cow-
1600s] 2. a jail. From tfoosEGOW (sense 1). shern) cow dung; a mass of cow dung. [Brit-
reference to a [U.S. underworld slang, 1800s and early ish dialect and colloquial, late 1500s-1900s]
specific narcotic, i.e., heroin or a barbiturate. 1900s] Synonyms: CALABOOSE, CAN, COLLEGE,
IS see I See
CONVENIENCE For syn- Cf. DUTCH COURAGE . [U.S. underworld and COOP, HOOSEGOW, HOUSE OF CORRECTION,
cowslip cow dung, especially fresh cow dung.
[British 11 From the flower name. [U.S. colloquial,
s, Ware] "'1, late drug culture, early 1900s-pres.] courses the HOUSE OF DETENTION, LIMBO. 3. an old prOS-
1900s, Berrey and Van den Bark]
menses. In the expression "her titute. From sense 1. [British slang, 1800s,
cowson a term of contempt, "son of a bitch."
dvstocia
RESO e For ] a s
N. syn cranks amphetamine tablets or capsules. For t .
x> ony j c
[Briti ms c synonyms see AMP. [U.S. drug culture, 1900s] e
n( rc cranny the female pudendum. Cf. CORNER, r
sh. see ub 1 c
LAY . r NICHE - COCK , [widespread recurrent nonce, 8 r
1900s as [Bri c e 1800s-1900s] c
. tish c 0
i slan c r cranny-hunter the penis. Cf. CRACK-HUNTER . 0 r
Dicti ; g,
rV [British slang, 1800s]
onary O earl cr
U crap 1. nonsense: lies. Cf. BULLSHIT , SHIT s
y c (sense 4). [British and U.S., l800s-pres.] 2. ]
of id lq 1700 cr cr
Unco . co feces; dung. Lightly euphemistic for SHIT
s] r r (sense 3). Occurs frequently in "take a crap." e
nvent i crack c C [U.S., 1900s] defecate. [British and U.S., e
ional e; er 1. Cr rc p
mid l800s-pres.] 4. heroin. Sometimes used a
Engli n a r r for counterfeit heroin. Cf. CA-CA (sense I), j
sh] Cau c SHiT(sense5). 5. chaff; later junk or dregs; the e
use a : casi r dregs of beer or ale. [British and U.S. slang r
euphe et an; a c r and colloquial. 1800s-pres.] 6. the gallows, k
Sout c [cant, early 1800s, Vaux] 7. to hang a man. ;
mism h hern r a
n [cant, 1800s] 8. an exclamation somewhat
for o er. A c milder than "Damn!" or "Shit!" but still ob- n
"bull. t trun- c r jectionable to some people. [U.S. colloquial, u
" o catio r n
1900s] p
[Briti t n of c l
GEO Cr crap-house a privy; an outhouse. Somewhat
sh milder than SHIT-HOUSE (q.v.). For synonyms e
collo RGIA r a
see AJAX. [U.S. colloquial and slang, 1900s]
quial, CRA c
crap-list a euphemism for SHIT - LIST (q.v.). s
CKE r a
late R c [U.S. colloquial, 1900s] n
1700s crapped executed by hanging, [cant, 1700s,
(q.v. cr Grose] t
. \ For c r crapper 1. a toilet, privy, or restroom. [U.S. o
Grose syn- r colloquial and slang since the early 1900s or r
] ony s
before] 2. a bragger; a teller of lies and non- l
:onfet ms sense. Cf. BULLSHITTER, SHITTER (sense 2). i
ti see [U.S. slang, mid l900s-pres.] m
(also PECK crappery a privy, outhouse, or restroom. [U.S. y
ERW slang and colloquial, 1900s] o
farmy OOD. crapping-castle (also crapping-casa, crapping- a
ard [U.S case, crapping-ken) a privy; an outhouse. Cf. f
confe . CARSEY . [cant and slang, 1800s] .
tti) blac craps diarrhea; euphemistic for the SHITS F
non- k (q.v.). [U.S. slang, 1900s] o
collo crapula a hangover or sickness from too much r
jocula s
qu- food and drink. For synonyms see HANGOVER .
r [Latin; in English since the late 1600s] y
euphe ial, n
1800 crapulate to drink to intoxication; to overfill o
mism s- with alcohol. For synonyms see PLAY CAMELS. n
for 1900 crapulent (also crapulous) 1. pertaining to ex- y
"bulls s] 2. cessive drinking or eating, [mid 1600s] 2. per- m
hit." the taining to a person who is intemperaie. [late s
1800s] s
Cf. anus
1FET or crashed intoxicated with alcohol. For syn- e
onyms see WOOFLED. [U.S. slang, mid 1900s- e
TI. the pres.] S
MEAD butt N
OW- ocks crater-face a rude nickname for a person O
MAYO
. Cf. whose face is covered with ACNE (q.v.) scars. K
NNAIS craven 1. pertaining to a person who gives up
E. FART E
[AUS- ING - without a fight. [1200s] 2. a coward. For -
:arly CRA synonyms see YELLOW-DOG, [late 1500s] " H
CKE O
1900s RS.
R
, N
[Brit .
Baker ish, [
] late U
d's," 1600 .
a s, S
form BE.] .
crawl 1. a sycophant; a toadyr Also crawler. s
of crack [British, 1800s or before, Farmerand Henley] l
C OC ers 2. to copulate with a woman. For synonyms a
K n
(q.v.) crazy; see OCCUPY. [U.S. slang, 1900s] 3. a male who
coits or "crawls" a woman. See CRAWL (sense g
. insane ,
Fors . Cf. 4). [U.S. slang, early 1900s, Wentworth and e
yn- BANA a
ee r
NAS l
'ZOU
NDS! (sense y
[late 2). 1
1600 9
[wid 0
s]
esprea 0
i! an s
oath d -
and slang, p
r
an 1900s e
119 dystocia
91 cruise
. or [fro ng va
[Austra crac m : and as rio
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1900s to me polite w
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Baker] win of crib- by
2. I d. the house th
who CREP wo ) a es
simpers ITUS rd broth sta
around VEN "C el. tes
sanctim TRIS . hri Cf. of
oniousl For stia FLASH th
y. In s syno n," -it e
sense, nym a FLASH
U.
-CASE.
CREEPI s see [Austr S.
as
NG- . alian 2.
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