1. (US) a large and formidable car or plane.
|[||Tristram Shandy (1949) 130: Imagine to yourself, Obidiah mounted on a monster of a coach-horse].|
|Hand-made Fables 245: It was a beautiful Monster, with the sheen of Satin, the well-ordered compactness of a Swiss Watch, and a Purr like that of a Pet Kitten.|
2. (US) an outstanding person, thing, achievement or success.
|Real Cool Killers (1969) 19: (to a policeman) Hold it, monster.|
|CUSS 158: Monster A strong, often offensive male.et al.|
|Newsweek 24 Mar. 81: The Average White Band is an exciting group with the potential to be what the music business calls ‘monsters’.|
|Powder 294: This can be the difference between a gold record and a mult-eye fuckin platinum monster!|
3. (US campus) a difficult course or examination.
4. in drug uses.
(a) (drugs) any exceptionally powerful drug.
|Black Players 150: Mitchell extolled the virtues of shooting cocaine. ‘It’s a monster,’ he said.|
(b) (US drugs) methedrine.
|Workin’ It 14: Then it was monster. I never did use heroin. Yeah, I started mainlining monster at twenty-one.|
5. an obsessive, an addict.
|Hip-Hop Connection Dec. 14: Self confessed beer and beats monster.|
|Urban Grimshaw 202: Rave-loving, mad-driving, rap-talking party monsters.|
6. (US prison) HIV/AIDS.
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] Monster: HIV. ‘He has the Monster.’.|
|Express Gay News No. 97 [Internet] Past Scenarios winners include 15-year-old Tex-Mex girls who explored teen pregnancy, and three inmates on Rikers Island who wrote The Monster (street slang for AIDS).|
|ONDCP Street Terms 15: Monster — Cocaine.|
SE in slang uses
(UK Und.) a prison housing sex offenders and other extreme offenders.
|Raiders 275: Since 1999 [...] Albany [prison] has been known as Monster Mansion II, HMP Wakefield being the original Monster Mansion, because it now houses only sex offenders and other horrible specimens.|
|Hamlet III i: If thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them.|