1. [late 17C–early 19C; 20C+] of a woman, sexually promiscuous; thus easy lady, easy piece.
2. [late 17C+] innocent, gullible.
3. [18C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) silent; occas. dead; usu. in phr. make (the cull) easy, to silence or murder [it is the robbers whose work is thus made ‘easy’].
4. [late 19C] (UK/US Und.) amenable to bribery.
5. [20C+] (Can./US) kind-hearted, easily imposed upon.
[late 19C+] a sexually available woman.
1. usu. of a woman, one who can be easily seduced.
2. in fig. use, anything easily achieved.
[1940s+] (US) a promiscuous or easily seducible woman, also in homosexual use.
1. [late 19C+] someone who is easily fooled.
2. [1920s+] one who is easily seduced.
[mid-17C–early 18C] a promiscuous, ‘forward’ woman.
[1980s+] (US) a sexually available woman.
[1950s+] (US) a sexually available woman.
[late 18C–early 19C] a prostitute.
SE in slang uses
[1930s] (US) granulated sugar.
[1940s] (US prison) one who copes well with prison life.
see separate entries.
[20C+] (US gambling) the point of six in craps dice.
see separate entry.
[late 19C+] a phr. used as a warning, go easy, take your time, careful.
[1920s+] (orig. US) attractive, esp. of women.
[1960s] (US) no problems, don’t worry.
[late 18C] to kill.