Green’s Dictionary of Slang

oven n.

1. the vagina.

[UK]The Boke of Mayd Emlyn line 93: A frere dyd she gyue Of her loue a flake; And sayd in her ouen At any maner of season, That he sholde bake.
[UK]Dick of Devonshire in Bullen II (1883) II ii: But why, having one man did she cry out for more? oh, our Spanish ovens are not heated with one Bavyn*. (*faggot).
[UK]Mercurius Democritus 21-28 Sept. 588: Mr. Pillory, a Baker, a nasty sloven, that crept into his maid’s A—s, to bake in her Oven.
[UK]T. Killigrew Thomaso Pt 1 I i: She burns her Cake, and the others comes out dough; their Ovens ... would be better heat if the fire were divided.
[UK]Man in the Moon 4 26 Nov. 26: Instead of planting in an Orchard or Garden, [he] crept into a Bakers Oven, where he found the lid open, and ... went not in to Plant so much as to set and draw back the root of multiplication, the strength of whose constitution did so much opperate in the Bakers Oven (alias Morterpiece) by kissing, clipping and complementing, that the Baker is forc’d to look out whilst the Gardner stands in the Pillory between the two Ivory Pillars of his Feminine Engine, to the glory of all our Plantations.
[UK]T. Duffet Psyche Debauch’d I 89: Not a Prince in the street, but was so loving He’d a kissed your Elbow to bake in your Oven.
[UK] ‘Bakers Frollick’ in Pepys Ballads (1987) V 207: By putting the Fuel so oft to the Spot, Their Oven with using at last prov’d too hot.
[UK] in D’Urfey Pills to Purge Melancholy IV 113: I’ll not creep in her A— e to bake in her Oven. [Ibid.] 117: A Lord, a Knight, a Gentleman, Is welcome to my Oven’. [Ibid.] VI 91: If my Oven be over-hot, I dare not thrust in it Sir; For burning of my Wrigling-Pole.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 136: Four, n. The female pudendum; ‘the oven’.
E. Ridley ‘Miss Lizza Johnson’s Got Better Bread’ [lyrics] First you get the oven nice and hot, / What it takes to bake good bread she has got.
[US]Clara Smith [lyrics] Ain’t got nobody to grind my coffee / Ain’t got nobody to heat my oven duly.
[US]S. King It (1987) 566: I wanted to FUCK you, Bevvie [...] get the oven hot ... and feel your CUNT.

2. a large mouth.

[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[US]J.F. Cooper Pioneers (1827) II 111: Kirby turned fiercely to the black and said— ‘Shut your oven, you crow’.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum.

3. the womb; usu. in phrs. below.

[US](con. 1950s) McAleer & Dickson Unit Pride (1981) 271: She’ll say how she’s been livin’ with Miller and they’ve got a baby in the oven.
[US]E. Thompson Caldo Largo (1980) 41: You are married now one year and your wife has nothing in the oven.
[US]E. Torres After Hours 216: What about this little crumb-catcher you got in the oven here.

In phrases

have a bun in the oven (v.) (also have a bun in the club, …in one’s tin, …a scone in the oven, have bread in the oven, ...one in the oven)

1. to be pregnant.

[[UK]Sam Sly 14 Apr. 1/1: We also advise the fat one not to polka with the flash baker, Mr. D—s, or she may find herself in the oven].
[[US]R. Leveridge Walk on the Water 94: Apparently his wife had a kid cooking].
[UK]A. Sillitoe Sat. Night and Sun. Morning 60: Brenda on the tub, up the stick, with a bun in the oven.
[US]M. Richler Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1964) 265: I thought to myself – your wife’s got one in the oven. A boy maybe.
[UK]J. Orton Entertaining Mr Sloane Act III: I’ve a bun in the oven.
[UK]T. Keyes All Night Stand 119: I’m not having you coming home with one in the oven.
[UK]A. Bennett Habeus Corpus Act II: Only when we docked did I realize I had a bun in the club.
[US]T. Berger Sneaky People (1980) 210: Bread in the oven again.
[UK]S. Berkoff East in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 59: In case your tadpoles start a forest fire in my oven or even just a bun.
[Can]M. Atwood Cat’s Eye (1989) 297: There are those girls who went too far in back seats [...] There are jocular terms for it: up the spout, bun in the oven.
[UK]K. Lette Foetal Attraction (1994) 133: Preggers, up the duff, with a bun in the oven.
[UK]W. Trevor Felicia’s Journey (1995) 106: Bun in your tin, have you?
[UK]Z. Smith White Teeth 15: A young wife with one in the oven.
[UK]A. Sillitoe Birthday 36: Somebody else put a bun in her oven.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 180: scone in the oven Pregnant; variant of the bun.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 216: ‘I figured you’d want a less demanding job, because of the bun in the oven’.

2. of a man, to impregnate one’s partner.

[US](con. 1950) E. Frankel Band of Brothers 2: Then we adopt our girl. Bango! Six months later, I got one in the oven.