1. (also sew up) to have sexual intercourse; thus sewing n.
|‘The Cotton Balls’ in Randy Songster in Spedding & Watt (eds) I 201: She felt his needle with delight, / He used it with such power! / She made him work with all his might, / For very near an hour! [...] Why don’t you still keep sewing, dove? / Young Susan to him said, / Said he, I’d freely do so, love, / But I’ve used all my thread .|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 79: Coudre. To copulate; ‘to sew up’.|
|in Erotic Muse (1992) 407: I took down my pants and I crawled in between, / And I started to sew on her sewing machine. / I sewed and I sewed until crack of dawn.|
|(con. late 19C) Shady Ladies of the Old West [Internet] Some apparently listed themselves as seamstresses, milliners, or laundresses [...] and the association eventually became so notorious that newspapers used ‘fine sewing’ as a euphemism for prostitution.|
2. (US black/gay) to masturbate.
|Queens’ Vernacular 115: to masturbate [...] sew (’40s).|
|Gayle 88/1: plain sewing v. 1. masturbate 2. have anal intercourse.|
3. see sew up v. (7)
4. see sew up v. (10)
see under see n.
see separate entry.