1. in senses of an engine or machine.
(a) the penis.
|Recreation for Ingenious Head-peeces (3rd) Epigram No. 21: M: I’le cut it down, I swear by this same hand. / If ’twill not run, it shal no longer stand. K: Pray Sir bee patient, let your Pump alone, How can it water make when’t hathe the stone.|
|Mercurius Fumigosus 65 15-22 Aug. n.p.: The chief Matron of Jobs Ward being to view their tackling, to see if it all be right and straight, and that their Pumps be in repair.|
|Laugh and Be Fat 15: You put up the Pump for your own Pleasure, and carry’d it away with you when you left the Tenement.|
|Ulysses 506: Buy a bucket or sell your pump.|
|Golden Betty 13: The thick, masculine pump grew even larger with desire.|
|Start in Life (1979) 192: I’m planning to get my pump into her, aren’t I, pet?|
(b) the vagina.
|‘Gee Ho, Dobin’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) II 204: I work’d at her Pump till the Sucker grew dry.|
(c) in pl., the eyes [they pump out tears].
|Bear Hunters I ii: Your pumps have been at work – you’ve been crying, girl!|
|‘Bound ’Prentice to a Waterman’ in Laughing Songster 122: What sets my eye pumps a-going.|
(d) (Scot.) a public house [metonymy f. the beer pumps].
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 933/2: C.19–early 20.|
(e) the heart.
|[||Shorty McCabe 20: We’d brought along a genuine invalid with a leak in his blood pump].|
|Wise-crack Dict. 12/1: Old pump – Heart.|
|Dames Don’t Care (1960) 163: I give him two right through the pump.|
|Asphalt Jungle in Four Novels (1984) 218: Someone plugged this character right in the pump.|
|(con. 1919) Schnozzola 30: My boss here, he has a leaky pump.|
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 28: Here was one ginney getting his glass blown [...] and another ginney comes in and gives him three in the pump.|
|It (1987) 93: Lecithin, which is supposed to do someting about that embarrassing chloresterol build-up in and around the Big Pump.|
|Golden Orange (1991) 44: My pump. It’s like, missing beats!|
|Snitch Jacket 217: They’ve been telling me for twenty years the pump could crap out any minute.|
(f) a promiscuous woman, usu. ‘localized’, e.g., town pump, village pump.
|Lucifer with a Book 276: Guy Hudson saw blond Buddy Brown, with his arm around the waist of Ginny Snelgrove, the town pump.|
|Vengeance Man (2007) 97: I’m tired of having my wife referred to behind my back as the town pump.|
|Garden of Sand (1981) 535: OK. OK. I’m a rotten mother and a town pump.|
|Blood Brothers 169: ‘Now, I hear things about this Annette, I don’t hafta go into details, you know what I mean.’ ‘What, she’s a village pump?’.|
|Spidertown (1994) 58: I went out with this girl. Everybody calls huh the Pump.|
|Glue 35: A total fuckin pump.|
|Decent Ride 389: That Donna Lawson [...] That’s a total pump, a fuckin cow ay the highest order.|
(g) (Aus.) an act of sexual intercourse.
|Rooted III i: Simmo had her that night at the last school dance. They had a pump in the bike shed.|
|Kings Road 86: She’d never leave me alone after experiencing one of my pumps!|
(h) (also pumpy) a gun, esp. a pump-action shotgun [abbr.].
|[||Und. Speaks n.p.: Pump, a pistol].|
|Union Dues (1978) 294: Francis ups with his Remington-pump.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 66: D’ police he pull his pump out.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 112: The shotguns were pumps.|
|‘Pocket Full of Stones’ [lyrics] Pistol Grip pump in my lap at all times.|
|‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ [lyrics] I guess they won’t, I guess they front / That’s why I got my hand on the pump, foo!|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 26: Moore grabbed his pump. Wayne pulled his piece.|
|thewire.co.uk Oct. [Internet] There are many terms for guns [in grime music], for instance, usually single syllable words that can be dropped quickly: heat, skeng, shotty, pumpy, glock, gat, and so on.|
|Big Shaq ‘Man Not Hot’ [lyrics] Hold tight, Asnee (my brotha), he’s got the pumpy (big ting).|
(i) a nose.
|Thinner (1986) 96: One who hadn’t discovered the pleasure of plugging fifty dollars’ worth of cocaine up his pump every day.|
|Dolores Claiborne 5: Gorry, there were times when you had that finger so far up y’nose it was a wonder you didn’t poke your brains out [...] Was never a kid alive who didn’t mine a little green gold outta their old pump every now and again.|
2. an indirect question.
|Pamela I 208: For all her pumps, she gave no hint [F&H].|
3. with ref. to pumped air.
(a) a pompous fool.
|‘All England Are Slanging It’ Universal Songster I 39/2: Ah! you’re a precious pump.|
|London Standard 19 Jan. 3/4: Spoon — a sawney, a Johnny Raw, a rural, a goose, a pump, a sappy.|
|Devil In London II i i: Our party to the races will be anything but a pleasant one, to consist of all the old pumps that play the nightly round game for twopence a dozen.|
|Punch XIII 213/1: Pump.- A term of profound contempt [...] Any one whose habits are opposed to those of a Fast Man, is necessarily a ‘Pump’. If a person will not smoke, or sing, or drink, when asked, he is for ever stigmatised as a ‘Pump’.|
|Basket of Chips 361: The self-satisfied, pompous, hignorance of them turnip-faced pumps in spectacles.|
|London Life 44: Betsy Simmons, you’re a pump!|
|‘’Arry on Equality’ in Punch 22 Feb. 85/2: Where’d be the chance of a spree / If every pious old pump or young mug was the equal of Me?|
(b) (Scot.) a breaking of wind.
|DSUE (1984) 933/2: Scots; C.19–20.|
|Wooden World 3: That Sage hit it best undoubtedly, who compar’d a Ship to a Woman. [...] her Pump-dale smells strongest when she has the soundest Bottom.|
see separate entries.
|T. Rex’s Guide to Life [Internet] Okay, since people don’t want to actually say the m-word and the chicken and monkey phrases have been used to death on MTV, I thought it would be my duty to provide you with a bevy of other useful terminology that may be helpful in this area: [...] priming the pump.|
to fellate; thus pump-primer n.
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 229: Lucille Cotter was called Silver Tongue for obvious reasons. A real pump primer.|
see pump v. (1)
SE in slang uses
see separate entries.
(US) a petrol pump attendant.
|(con. 1958) Been Down So Long (1972) 118: See her in a year, straddling some pump-jockey in the front seat of a ’46 Ford, knocked up.|
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 275: A pump jockey. In a gas station. Signal Oil. [...] The guy who wipes the bird shit off your windscreen.|
|Skin Tight 116: Don’t you even want to know what the [...] pump jockey really said?|
|Six Out Seven (1994) 4: Running to wake a dozing pump jockey as the trucks began down-shifting whenever they were going to pull in.|
|Concerning Mr Bryan 2 Aug. [synd. col.] He can spot a rainbow in a glass of pump juice where another guy can only pipe a germ.|
see separate entry.
|True Drunkard’s Delight 251: Pump-sucker – A teetoller.|
(Aus.) under pressure, facing negative critism.
|Tales of the Honey Badger [ebook] There was a fair bit of tension because the team were under the pump in the media back home.|