Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tug v.

[SE tug]

1. of a man, to have sexual intercourse [2000s use, US black].

[UK]Fletcher Custom of the Country III iii: Tug at an Oar? no, tug in a Feather-bed, With good warm Caudles; hang your bread and water, I’le make you young again, believe that Lady. I will so frubbish you.
R. Fletcher Ex Otio 82: I love a Lasse that’s apt, and plain doth goe, ... And being one can tugg with half a Score.
[US]Ebonics Primer at [Internet] tug Definition: fuck a hoe Example: I tugged that bitch.

2. (orig. Aus.) to masturbate.

[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 115/2: tug to masturbate.
[UK]M. Manning Get Your Cock Out 86: ‘Look at that cunt!’ he laughed, pointing at the tugging taxi driver on the floor.
[Aus]J.J. DeCeglie Drawing Dead [ebook] This loser obviously spent most of his time tugging his dick.
[US]J. Stahl Bad Sex on Speed 78: The five-day penis chafe. Product of non-stop cross country tugging.

In compounds

tug-mutton (n.) (also tug-muffin) [mutton n. (1a)/mutton n. (3)]

1. a pimp.

[UK]G. Wilkins Miseries of an Enforced Marriage Act IV: For I, knowing you all three to be covetous tug-muffins, will not trust you with the sight of each other’s beauty.
[UK]J. Taylor ‘Great Eater of Kent’ in Hindley Works (1872) 5: For though he be chaste of his body, yet his mind is only upon flesh, he is the only Tugmutton, or Muttonmonger, between Dover and Dunbar.
[UK]W. Scott Pirate II 330: Since an alias has such virtue, poor Dick Fletcher might have come off as Timothy Tugmutton.
[[UK]C.M. Westmacott Eng. Spy I 80: Tug Muttons, or Tugs, collegers, foundation scholars; an appellation given to them by the oppidans, in derision of the custom [...] of living entirely on roast mutton].
[UK]Sam Sly 5 May 3/1: We advise W. T—ll, alias Toothy Tugmutton, [...] not to try to enlighten the coast-guard, by telling them what he would have done to the Sihks had he been Lord Gough.
[[UK]G.A. Sala in Living London (1883) Nov. 507: I remember when I was young that the ‘collagers’ at Eton were called ‘tug-muttons’].

2. the penis.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 78: Cornichon, m. The penis; ‘the tug-mutton.’.
[UK]A. Crowley Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden 25: Laura had his tug-mutton to her own cheek.

In phrases

SE in slang uses

In phrases

tug (a head) (v.)

(Aus. Und.) to distract someone’s attention while a crime is being committed.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 26 Apr. 45: So we send in Limp to tug the tart minding the willy.