1. in sexual contexts, like the foodstuff as ‘sweet’ and ‘good enough to eat’.
(a) [mid-16C–17C; 1930s+] (orig. US, also pye-corner) the vagina.
(b) [mid-16C–18C] a woman.
(c) [1960s] a term of affection.
(d) [1960s+] (US campus) an attractive, sexually desirable woman; also used derog.
2. in sense of a ‘pie’ that can be cut up or distributed.
(a) [late 18C–1910s] political or other patronage or favours.
(b) [mid-19C+] (orig. US) a treat, a bribe, something highly desirable.
(c) [20C+] money.
3. [late 19C+] (orig. US) that which is easy or enjoyable.
(a) anything easy or simple [pie adj.1 ].
(b) in fig. uses whereby the pie intensifies a given adj.; usu. in phr. ...as pie.
4. [1990s+] (US black/drugs) 1kg of cocaine [the dealer will most likely ‘slice it up’ into smaller weights].
5. see pie-can
see separate entry.
SE in slang uses
see sweetback (man) n.
1. a fool, a simpleton.
2. a second-rate object.
1. [late 19C–1960s] a union-card, esp. when used as a credential for begging; thus pie-card artist, a union member.
2. [1900s–20s] a ticket that entitles one to a meal from a pie card mission.
3. [1920s–60s] one who begs for a meal.
4. [1920s–60s] the holder of a union-card.
[1950s] (US black) the mouth.
1. an insignificant person.
2. one who is greedy for material possessions.
3. a fool, a simpleton; thus pie-eating adj.
4. a small-time criminal.
1. [20C+] drunk.
2. [1920s] exhausted.
3. [1940s] astonished, amazed.
4. [1980s+] under the influence of drugs.
see floater n.1 (1d)
[1980s+] (US teen) the mouth.
[1970s] (US campus) to become drunk.
[mid–late 19C] a dog.
1. [20C+] (US) a police van, used to transport villains.
2. [1900s] a prison.
3. [1920s–30s] (US) a wagon used as sleeping quarters for chaingang workers.
[1910s] (Aus.) total pleasure or enjoyment; usu. in negative.
[mid-late 19C] energetically, vigorously.
[1910s+] (orig. US) fantasies, fond hopes and illusions; also as attrib. adj.