Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stroll n.

[SE stroll, to wander along; usu. US; the original stroll was situated between 26th and 63rd Streets on New York’s West Side, the mid–late 19C centre of the black population. During the 1890s the stroll moved to Seventh Avenue between 23rd to 34th Streets and when the focus of black life moved again, to Harlem (c.1920), the stroll moved up-town on Seventh Avenue between 131st and 132nd Streets]

1. [mid-19C; 1920s+] (mainly US black) the main street, esp. when used as a social centre.

2. [1950s+] (US pimp) those streets or blocks on which prostitutes ply their trade; thus a prostitute; thus as v., to work as a street prostitute.

3. [1930s+] (US) anything requiring only minimal effort, an easy task.

4. [2000s] (US black) a place where drugs are sold.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

take the morning stroll (v.)

[1940s] (UK, Belfast) to be hanged.