1. (mainly US) the penis; thus jerk one’s bird, to masturbate; get one’s bird in a splint, to get into (painful) difficulties; gobble someone’s bird, to fellate; how’s your bird? a phrase of greeting.
|Gentleman’s Bottle-Companion 14: Here’s the nest in the bush, and the bush’s best friend, / And the bird who his life in that nest loves to spend.|
|Honest Fellow 207: Toasts [...] The bird in the hand and then in the bush. The bird in the bush and not in the hand. The bird in the bush and two hard by.|
|‘Toasts And Sentiments’ in Nobby Songster 47: The bird in the hand and then in the bush.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Memoirs of Madge Buford 60: I lay there with two birds in my hand and sure of having them both in my bush.|
|‘Lou Gehrig Goes West’ [comic strip] in Tijuana Bibles (1997) 118: Put that bird in my gilded cage.|
|Pinktoes (1989) 32: You ain’t the first woman to be screwed by a bird.|
|One of the Casualties 227: Maybe you got our bird in a splint, you numbskull [HDAS].|
|Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In [TV script] How’s your bird, baby? [HDAS].|
|Blood Brothers 46: He hangs aroun’ gettin’ laid an’ jerkin’ his bird.|
|Requiem for a Dream (1987) 50: Marion hungrily gobbling his bird.|
|Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] ‘Don’t tell a soul or I’ll cut your little bird off’.|
2. (US) the vagina.
|Chosen Few (1966) 163: Sounds like she didn’t give you that bird yet.|
|Choirboys (1976) 290: I kneel there and look right at her bird.|
3. (US gay) fellatio.
|Choirboys (1976) 56: Someone shoulda plugged my old lady’s birdbath and I wouldn’t be in this fix.|
see separate entry.
1. a sodomite.
|‘Citadel Gloss.’ in AS XIV:1 25/1: bird taker n. A sodomite.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
2. (US gay) a male prostitute.
|Queens’ Vernacular 111: a male prostitute [...] bird taker (obs).|
(US gay) a man’s crotch in a pair of expensive trousers.
|Queens’ Vernacular 31: bird in a gilded cage man’s crotch clothed in expensive trousers.|
(US) usu. of a prostitute, to fellate.
|Lang. Und. (1981) 117/2: way down south in Dixie. The act of ‘Frenching’ a man. Also cop a bird.‘Prostitutes and Criminal Argots’ in|
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 9: cop a bird (v.): The act of fellation. (Slang.).|