Green’s Dictionary of Slang

easy adj.

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.

In compounds

easy game (n.)

[late 19C+] a sexually available woman.

easy lay (n.) [lay n.2 (2)] [1920s+]

1. usu. of a woman, one who can be easily seduced.

2. in fig. use, anything easily achieved.

easy make (n.) [ make n.2 (3)]

[1940s+] (US) a promiscuous or easily seducible woman, also in homosexual use.

easy meat (n.) [meat n. (5)]

1. [late 19C+] someone who is easily fooled.

2. [1920s+] one who is easily seduced.

easy mort (n.) [mort n. (1)]

[mid-17C–early 18C] a promiscuous, ‘forward’ woman.

easy ride (n.) [ride n. (1b)]

[1980s+] (US) a sexually available woman.

easy stuff (n.) [stuff n. (8b)]

[1950s+] (US) a sexually available woman.

easy virtue (n.)

[late 18C–early 19C] a prostitute.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

easy digging (n.) [ety. unknown; ? the ease with which one can spoon such sugar into a cup]

[1930s] (US) granulated sugar.

easy-doer (n.)

[1940s] (US prison) one who copes well with prison life.

easy rider (n.)

see separate entries.

easy six (n.) [it is easy because of the number of combinations that equal six]

[20C+] (US gambling) the point of six in craps dice.

easy street (n.)

see separate entry.

In phrases

easy does it

[late 19C+] a phr. used as a warning, go easy, take your time, careful.

easy-greasy (adj.)

[1930s] (US) of swing music, smooth, mellow.

easy on the eye (adj.) [note 1900s synon. easy to look at]

[1920s+] (orig. US) attractive, esp. of women.

easy over

[1960s] (US) no problems, don’t worry.

make easy (v.) [ironic use of SE easy, free of care and discomfort]

[late 18C] to kill.