attractive women, used as a generic.
|Dupe Negative 73: She was no lady. [...] Sir Bernard, in his rags to riches climb, must have retained a preference for crackling [OED].|
|DSUE (8th edn) 264/2: since ca. 1890.|
1. an attractive woman.
|[perf. Marie Lloyd] The Barmaid [lyrics] ‘Ror-ty bit o’ crackling don’t you think so?’.|
|Sporting Times 7 Apr. 1/4: When you go about, / After work, with your own bit of crackling, / How would you like to have some long fat-headed slop, / When a kiss from your gal you’re extorting, / Come along and inform you that you he will cop / For assault, when you’re only a-courting?‘A Courting Case in Court’|
|posting at www.aokchat.com [Internet] You Cheeky personage......Although I’ve been called ‘a lovely bit of crackling’.|
2. an attractive man.
|Cockney At Home 138: I’ll kindly request you to keep your gooseberry optics off my bit o’ cracklin’, if you don’t mind. Go an’ find someone your own age, you low female!|