Green’s Dictionary of Slang

park v.

1. to place, to put down.

[US]A.C. Huber Diary of a Doughboy 4 Sept. [Internet] I had to shove some dirty brute’s hob-nail shoes out of my face where he had parked them.
[US]S. Lewis Babbitt (1974) 182: Girls ‘parking’ their corsets in the dressing-room.
S. Rohmer Day the World Ended 59: Entertain M. Paul while I go and get my shoes. I parked ’em under a rosebush.
[UK]K. Mackenzie Living Rough 188: They park their razors in their vest pockets.
[US]J.H. Burns Lucifer with a Book 103: Yes, if you park your gum.
[UK]M. Allingham Hide My Eyes (1960) 207: I think he’s parking something he doesn’t want to keep on him. The gun, even.
[UK]H. Pinter Caretaker Act I: Comes up to me, parks a bucket of rubbish at me tells me to take it out the back.
[US]D. DeLillo Running Dog (1992) 105: You parked one in his vest, case you didn’t know.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 26: A billabong of hot, salmon-pink chuck that Stan Blake had just parked on the top step.
[Ire]R. Doyle Van (1998) 591: The barman had come back with the wine. – Just park it there, son, Jimmy told the barman.
[Aus] A. Bergen ‘Dread Fellow Churls’ in Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] They parked me in a waiting room.

2. to sit.

[UK]P. Marks Plastic Age 200: What would become of the fraternity if all of us parked ourselves on our tails and gave the activities the air the way you do?
[UK]G. Kersh Night and the City 111: Come on, boys, park your bodies.
[Aus]Western Mail (Perth) 30 Nov. 2/1: Charlie [...] parks on our bit of brass rail.
[US]H. Miller Roofs of Paris (1983) 229: She has parked her ass in the warm spot I left on the chair.
[Aus]J. Cleary Sundowners 153: Mind if I park the rear end beside you for a while?
[NZ]B. Crump Hang On a Minute, Mate (1963) 66: Tonker goes into the office with Olly and parks his frame.
[US](con. 1940s) M. Dibner Admiral (1968) 215: Park your butt, Rollo.
[US]D. Ponicsan Last Detail 171: You don’t have to park your ugly fat ass on the stool next to mine.
[UK]J. Sullivan ‘Diamonds are for Heather’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Do you mind if I park me bott?
[Aus]M. Walker How to Kiss a Crocodile 75: Meantime Kerry and I had managed to park our bums on the bench seat.
[US]C. Hiaasen Native Tongue 295: You’re mutilating a fine chunk of island so a bunch of rich people have a warm place to park their butts in winter.
[US]T. Udo Vatican Bloodbath 37: Why don’t y’all just drop your pants and come on over here and park that cute heiney on mah big stiff rod and staff?
[US]C. Buzzell My War (2006) 36: I just parked it on the sofa in the living room.
[UK]Independent 5 Oct. 7/1: Was it possible for him to park his bum in the Oval Office chair?
[UK]A. Wheatle Crongton Knights 12: I parked at the kitchen table for a while and thought.

3. to place oneself.

[US]R. Lardner Big Town 19: They race to the diner and park against the door and get quick action.
[US]C. Coe Hooch! 17: I can’t have bums like him parkin’ in my joint!
[US]D. Maurer Big Con 86: You park in front of the hotel dining room.
[Aus]D. Hewett Bobbin Up (1961) 29: I don’t know why she ’as to park ’erself on us.
W. Kienzle Rosary Murders 101: I’ll go park my bones away for the night.
[US]C. Fleming High Concept 113: He would park himself on the curb.
[UK]E. St Aubyn Mothers Milk 52: Get these two parked in front of a video.

4. (US) of a (usu.) teenage couple, to park in a secluded spot for petting and, perhaps, intercourse.

implied in parker n.2
[US]M. West Babe Gordon (1934) 248: Parkin’ wid Money Johnson, dat’s whut dat mess o’ sin doin’.
[US]T. Runyon In For Life 36: He and a Skid Row hustler were parked in a country road.
[US]L.P. Boone ‘Gator Sl.’ AS XXXIV:2 155: If couples pair off, they’re off to the woods [...] to ‘park.’.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS.
[US](con. late 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 435: She would not consent to park with him and let him fondle her winning entries.
[US]P. Conroy Great Santini (1977) 425: Oh, c’mon, Ben, nobody goes out and parks with his wife.

5. to get rid of someone or something; to knock someone out.

[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 135: If you gave me the word, beautiful, I would of parked him.
[WI]L. Goodison Baby Mother and King of Swords 79: You no think say that you could just park the buying and selling little make me and you reason bout somethings?

6. to give.

[UK]R. Hauser Homosexual Society Appendix 3, 167: Park, give.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 146: park (Brit gay sl, fr Parlyaree parker = to hand over // It partire = to part with something) to give.

In phrases

park your carcass (also park your biscuit, ...puku) [SE carcass/biscuit n.1 (2d)/Maori puku, the stomach; note US radio comedian Harry Einstein (1904–58) used the pseudonym ‘Parkyakarkus’]

(orig. US) as an invitation, sit down.

[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 152/1: Park the biscuit. 1. To sit down.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 30: To sit down [...] park the biscuit (late ’50s).
[Aus]R. Aven-Bray Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 23: Can: (Park The) Sit down, park the carcase.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 153: park your puku Command to be seated.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

park a tiger (v.) [the ‘spotted’ or ‘striped’ nature of the material that is vomited up]

to vomit.

[Aus]B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 80: I’d better stick near the rail in case I need to park the old tiger.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 55: There is nothing worse or more inconsiderate than a girl who parks a tiger in your car.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 1 Oct. 5: We [...] ended up parking a tiger at Ruddy Joe’s.
park in the same lot (v.)

(orig. US) to agree.

[UK]I. Welsh Filth 210: Glad we’re parking in the same lot honey.
park one’s ear (v.)

(N.Z.) to hear.

[NZ]D. Ballantyne Cunninghams (1986) 125: Come off it. You wouldn’t like your sister-in-law to park her ears to all I know about you. You and your bow-tie.
park one’s fudge (v.)

see under fudge n.

park the pink cadillac (v.)

to have sexual intercourse.

Desdemona at [Internet] Cherry [...] felt sorry for girls who were so naïve that they didn’t know the first thing about parking the pink Cadillac or auditioning your finger puppets.

In exclamations

park your bones!

(Aus.) stop!

[Aus]‘me-stepmums-too-fuckin-hot-mate’ at [Internet] Fuck oath, park yer bones. What!? the fuck are you...