Green’s Dictionary of Slang

titty n.

[dimin. of tit n.2 (1); note earlier use as dimin. of SE tit, var. sp. of SE teat, meaning the nipple only]

1. (also tee-tee, tiddy) a woman’s breast; usu. in pl.

[UK] ‘An Exmoor Courtship’ in Gent.’s Mag. June n.p.: Es wont ha’ my Tetties a grabbed zo [R].
[UK]Morris et al. ‘Collin’s Seven Ages’ in Festival of Anacreon (1810) 77: Hushaby, wipe an eye, / Kissee pretty, suckee titty.
[UK]Cythera’s Hymnal 10: He thought it so pretty to play with her titty.
[UK] ‘La Rose d’Amour’ in Pearl 9 Mar. 3: I was so much taken with [...] her immense large titties.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) IX 1837: I beckoned to her [...] pleased with her opulent titties and massive hair.
[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 6 Sept. 1/2: Why is the opera of Boccaccio like the National Art Gallery? Because it contains a lot of nice ‘new ditties’.
[US]‘Bob Sterling’ Town-Bull 24: I kissed mouth, titties, belly, buttocks, thighs, slit.
[UK]School Life in Paris 15: The points of my ‘tiddies’ [...] stood up under the clever workings of their tongues.
[UK]Forbidden Fruit n.p.: My beautiful Mamma, do let me kiss your lovely titties?
[US]D. St John Memoirs of Madge Buford 83: I lifted my plump titties out of my clothes and [...] he covered them with kisses.
[Ire]Joyce Ulysses 704: Yes I think he made them a bit firmer sucking them like that so long he made me thirsty titties he calls them I had to laugh.
[US]H. Roth Call It Sleep (1977) 89: Cry baby, cry baby, suck yer mudder’s tiddy!
[US]Bo Carter ‘All Around Man’ [lyrics] Now I ain’t no milkman, no milkman’s son, / I can pull your titties ’til the milkman comes.
[UK]R. Llewellyn None But the Lonely Heart 64: Then you stood a chance of getting squashed between a couple of brides, young ones, so their behinds stuck in you and you could feel their titties rolling about.
[Ire]J.P. Donleavy Ginger Man (1958) 174: Did your mother come from Jesus / With her hair as white as snow / And the greatest pair of titties / The world did ever know.
[US]C. Brown Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 31: His papa would take him off the titty and put him on the corn-liquor jug.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Pimp 80: Give me that scratch you had between your tiddies.
[US]R.D. Pharr S.R.O. (1998) 78: ‘Take your hands off my titties’.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 117: The delicious gut-wrenching agony of the time in my life when titty was king and I never even knew girls had cunts.
[US]J.L. Gwaltney Drylongso 231: What I really needed was some tiddy squeezin’ and pussy teasin’.
[Can]M. Atwood Cat’s Eye (1989) 93: It’s for pumping your titties up bigger, like a bicycle pump.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 25: [of gay men] Men, bearded mostly [...] flashing flabby hairy titties squeezed in pushup bras.
[US]T. Willocks Green River Rising 236: [They] pleaded with her to suck their cocks and show them her tee-tees.
[US](con. 1970s) G. Pelecanos King Suckerman (1998) 57: Young Asian girl with a fine set of titties like that.
[US]C. Goffard Snitch Jacket 153: Pixilated black dots floated over their pubes and titties.
[US]A. Steinberg Running the Books 55: Bitch, I’m gonna cut your damn titties off.
[US]P. Beatty Sellout (2016) 72: What I first loved about Marpessa [was] her unabashed inappropriateness. I guess I loved her titties too.
[US]S.A. Crosby Blacktop Wasteland 202: A week ago, he was snorting coke off some hipster chick’s titty’.

2. (also tittie) attrib. use of sense 1.

[US]S. Bellow Augie March (1996) 187: The street too was aphrodisiac, the honkytonks and titty photos, legs with sequins.
[US]C. Hiaasen Strip Tease 35: You still workin’ at that tittie place?
[US]D. Winslow Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 107: You’re a mediocre cook and a night manager at a titty joint.

3. milk.

[US]L.W. Payne Jr ‘Word-List From East Alabama’ in DN III:v 382: titty, n. A woman’s breast, a teat; also, milk from the breast.
[NZ]F. Sargeson Hangover 156: Mother’s milk – that’s why it’s so sacred [...] Baby wants his titty.
[US]E. Thompson Garden of Sand (1981) 17: ‘Want some titty, too?’ She waved her unoccupied breast at him.

4. (W.I., also tittie, tittuh) a woman, as a term of address, lit. ‘sister’.

[US]A. Gonzales Black Border 139: ‘Yaas, tittie! You talk trute!’ [Ibid.] 333: Tittie/Tittuh – sister (informal).

5. in fig. use, a source of nourishment; also attrib.

[US]J. Conroy Disinherited 191: They got to have wet nurses in some of the factories to change didies and give titty to some of the kids they hire.
[US]P. Di Donato Christ in Concrete 127: He was the half-pint jerk-off, he was godson, he was the titty-drinker.
[Can]R. Service ‘Tom’ in Carols of an Old Codger 121: Such guts for learning had the lad; / He took to Greek like babe to titty.
[Aus]D. Niland Call Me When the Cross Turns Over (1958) 240: Go and put some titty into her.
[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 8: Most of their fathers were dedicated shoprats, shackled to some factory titty like hornets to honey.

6. (US) a woman.

[US]W. Guthrie Seeds of Man (1995) 260: Me ’n’ you’s got too much ta lose, Wood Eye, ta let a coupla perty titties throw us over onta th’ boney pile.

In compounds

titty bar (n.) (also tittie bar)

(US) a striptease or lap-dancing bar.

[US]C. Hiaasen Native Tongue 143: Let’s go to a tittie bar.
[US]C. Fleming High Concept 203: He wanted me to take him [...] to a titty bar.
[Aus]L. Redhead Peepshow [ebook] Tim’s never been to a titty bar before.
[US]N. McCall Them (2008) 32: Been over to the titty bar on Piedmont Road.
[US]Simon & Burns ‘More with Less’ Wire ser. 5 ep. 1 [TV script] It’s a sweetheart deal for a titty-bar owner with a big criminal history.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] I’d flaunted my modest jugs in most of the titty bars in the greater Melbourne area.
[US]Codella and Bennett Alphaville (2011) 346: In the eighties titty bars [...] were grittier and generally a lot friendlier.
[US]S.M. Jones August Snow [ebook] My favorite ad—a titty bar in Romulus, Michigan, called Stump Grinders, ‘where our proud amputee military veterans always get half-price drinks and buffalo wings’.
[US]D. Winslow ‘Broken’ in Broken 32: ‘A white cop in a titty bar in the Ninth?’.
titty bean (n.)

a small or developing breast.

[US]J. Stahl Pain Killers 22: They [i.e. trans-sexuals] like to show off their titty beans.
titty-bottle (n.)

a baby’s feeding bottle.

[Aus]Coburg Leader (Vic.) 9 Nov. 4/1: The cads say they are going to give a ‘titty bottle’ a ‘teething neck lace’ and ‘a dummy’ to Oily Gammon.
[UK]G.F. Northall Warwickshire Word-Book 245: Titty-bottle. An infant’s feeding-bottle.
[Aus]Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 7 Dec. 1/4: [He] had been weaned on pain-killer, or methylated spirit, sucked direct from the titty-bottle.
[US]P. Di Donato Christ in Concrete 109: Have you brought your titty bottle with the nipple?
[UK]D. Reeve Smoke in the Lanes 185: Where’s Kizzy’s titty-bottle?
titty club (n.)

(US) a striptease club.

[US]L. Berney Gutshot Straight [ebook] [H]e used his titty clubs to launder money from his drug operation.
titty fuck

see under tit fuck.

titty girl (n.)

(UK black) a consciously sexy young woman.

[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 140: You get a loada titty girls come down [...] Like bra, panty, mobi, wraps an’ disco powder.
titty magazine (n.) (also titty mag)

(US) a (softcore) pornographic magazine.

[US]J. Ridley Love Is a Racket 50: I read. And I’m not just talking about titty magazines.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] A titty-mag hack whoi’d gone to the dark side and started reporting crime.
titty oggy (n.)

(US) intercourse in which the man rubs his penis between the woman’s breasts.

[US]Trimble 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases 209: titty oggy (Vulg.) Mammary Intercourse with the penis, by inserting it between the Breasts and pressing them around the shaft, then Coiting.
titty pic (n.)

a film, not actually pornographic, featuring bare female breasts.

[UK]Guardian Rev. 8 Oct. 27: The chick flicks, the teen-centric titty pix, and all the other cinematic detritus.

In phrases

at someone’s titty (also on someone’s titty)

(US) dependent on someone (for money, work, protection, etc); thus off someone’s titty.

[US]E. Torres Carlito’s Way 132: Your Uncle Dom is dead, you’re off his titty Rocco, you’re on your own.
[US](con. 1998–2000) J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 346: I, along with a thousand or so of my my cubicle world soulmates, resumed my rightful place at Ma Bell’s titty.
bump titties (v.)

(US black) to fight.

[US]‘Jennifer Blowdryer’ Modern English 57: bumping titties (v): Fighting.
[US]G. Smitherman Black Talk.
Thug’s Journal 10 Apr. [Internet] Any nigger perpetrates, I bump titties.
suck someone’s titty (v.) [SE suck; the image of dependency implicit in breastfeeding]

(US) to depend on, to act as a parasite towards.

[US]E. Torres Carlito’s Way 88: You been sucking Earl’s titty all your life.
titty-sucking (adj.)

(US black) general derog. term; implication is of weakness, immaturity.

[US]R.D. Pharr S.R.O. (1998) 164: ‘Don’t need no titty-sucking pigs in here. I’m gonna kill this here thieving bastid all by my lonesome’.
tough titty (also tough teaty, ...tiddy, ...tit, ...tits, ...titties) [var. on tough luck under tough adj.]

bad luck; thus tough tits, toots, a phr. of dismissal; also as n. (see cit. 2001).

[US]J.T. Farrell ‘A Casual Incident’ in Short Stories (1937) 143: It’s just your tough tiddy, then.
[US]J. Conroy Disinherited 162: I got a tough titty fer a job.
[US](con. 1920s) J.T. Farrell Young Manhood in Studs Lonigan (1936) 246: That’s his tough tiddy.
[US]E. Anderson Thieves Like Us (1999) 6: I’ve had plenty of tough teaty in my day, but this is the toughest.
[US]Z.N. Hurston Seraph on the Suwanee (1995) 749: It would be tough titty at that.
[US]T. Capote Breakfast at Tiffany’s 93: Well, so tough titty.
[UK]N. Nye Long Run (1983) 63: ‘Tough tit,’ Whiskers said.
[US]F. Elli Riot (1967) 71: Tough titty! We’ll bust her in the mouth.
[US]L. Rosten Dear ‘Herm’ 259: ‘Tough titty’ I offer.
[US]M. Braly False Starts 154: Tough tit.
[US]S. Kernochan Dry Hustle 202: Well, tough tits, I’m off duty.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 109: They never had any [...] evacuation plan. If we got overrun, it was just tough titties.
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 388: Since added to with such common phrases as [...] tough titty, hard luck.
[UK]K. Bonfiglioli Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 121: ‘I’m completely stymied.’ ‘Tough titty.’.
[UK]N. Barlay Hooky Gear 60: Only tough titty the graves is all unknown soldiers.
OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] titty (tough... ) n. hard luck.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 187: ‘I’ll fucking hate it. I’m not going.’ [...] ‘Tough titties’.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 155: Doesn’t like it when the shoe’s on the other foot [...] Isn’t that just tough titty.