Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pud n.1

also pudd

1. as a term of description/address [abbr. of SE pudding].

(a) (US) a term of abuse; a fool.

[US]F. Remington letter 29 Apr. in Splete Sel. Letters (1988) 168: The stinking Russian Jews [...] such loathsome coin loving puds.
[US](con. 1907) A.C. Inman diary in Aaron (1985) 73: Back of the school is a privy. ‘Pud is a lumphead’ [...] and other jocular or obscene quips against the teaching staff are written on the walls.
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 114: Today I am a pud.
[US]R. Price Breaks 13: The pud actually looked over to where my old man was talking to his.
Courier (Waterloo, IA) 2 Sept. 24/5: He calls people ‘puds’ when he thinks they are lazy, stupid and worthless.

(b) (Aus.) a fat person.

[Aus]E. Dyson ‘The Fickle Dolly Hopgood’ in Benno and Some of the Push 59: The ex-professional fat girl caught her eye. [...] Ginge raised her hand, and wagged playful fingers at Martha. ‘Buck up, puds,’ she said.

(c) (US) a young girl.

[US](con. late 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 436: There’s just this pud I wrote to in the Navy. [...] Great knockers! It’s nothin serious.

2. a pudding [abbr.].

H. Champion ‘Good Old Yorkshire Pudding’ [monologue] Pud, pud, pud, good old Yorkshire pudden.
[US]B.T. Harvey ‘Addenda – The Northwest’ in DN IV:ii 164: pud, n. Pudding.
[UK]B. Bennett ‘Trumpeter’ in Billy Bennett’s Third Budget 33: The dinner smells good, p’raps it’s suetty pud.
[UK]R. Llewellyn None But the Lonely Heart 31: The steak and kidney pud.
[NZ]R.W. Winks These New Zealanders 78: I would have to endure numerous pasty or sloppy custards or ‘pudds’.
[UK]I. & P. Opie Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 184: It is a little more attractive when called ‘snowball pud’.
[UK]F. Norman Guntz 104: I was a right tearaway, who lived on steak and kidney pud.
[UK]Beano 25 Dec. n.p.: You’ll have to organize the making of the traditional giant Christmas pud.
[UK]T. Blacker Fixx 207: Who’s for pud?
[UK]K. Lette Foetal Attraction (1994) 259: In their eyes God was an Englishman, smoking a pipe, reading his copy of The Times and eating pud.
[UK]Observer Mag. 11 July 8: We are soon tucking into steak-and-kidney pud.
[UK]Guardian 1 Jan. 3: It’s where she buys her Christmas puds.

3. (US teen/campus) an easy job, an easy course at college; thus pud course, an easy course [abbr. pudding n. (7a)].

[US]J.H. Warner ‘A Word List From Southeast Arkansas’ in AS XIII:1 6: pud, n. An easy job.
[US]Dundes & Schonhorn ‘Kansas University Sl.: A New Generation’ in AS XXXVIII:3 167: An easy college course: pud.
[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 64: Do you know any pud courses?
[US](con. 1969–70) D. Bodey F.N.G. (1988) 63: If there was anythin’ to worry about I’d be shakin’ too, but this is a pud hump, so relax.

4. (US) as the genitals.

(a) the penis [abbr. pudding n. (2)].

[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 52: A young man maintained that his trigger / Was so big that there weren’t any bigger. / This long and thick pud / Was so heavy it could / Scarcely lift up its head. It lacked vigor.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 657: My pud hangs down too short.
[US]Frank Zappa ‘Tiny Sick Tears’ [lyrics] He’s got his tiny sick pud stuffed right up against the centerfold.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 188: It was whacking your pud.
[US]Frank Zappa ‘Yo Cats’ [lyrics] You can kneel and scarf his pud.

(b) the vagina [abbr. pudding n. (1)].

[US]E. Thompson Garden of Sand (1981) 77: Yeow, if you want some scabby bag. I’m talking about a baby! Only nineteen. Looks like a college girl. White as plaster. Purely blond. Pud on her like a peach.
[US](con. late 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 579: Great pud on her. And she gives you your money’s worth.
[US]‘Randy Everhard’ Tattoo of a Naked Lady 245: I started at her shaved pud and tongued my way north.

In compounds

pud-puller (n.) [pull v. (7)]

(US) a masturbator.

[US]J. Lahr Hot to Trot 237: Bad news for all you fifties pud-pullers.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 206: A pudpuller at the movies [...] said that one of them called the other Joe.
pud-wacker (n.) [whacker n.4 ]

(US teen) a masturbator; thus a general term of abuse.

[US]D. Waters Heathers [film script] That pudwacker just stepped on my foot.
D. Caudle Sunken Living Room 14: See, that’s what separates the cool dudes from the pudwackers. You gotta say fuckin, not fucking. You don’t pronounce the ‘g.’ That takes all the balls out.
pud water (n.) (also pud juice)


[UK]M. Manning Get Your Cock Out 79: The randy pensioner was unloading his pud water all over the smiling mentaloid’s face. [Ibid.] 84: The wanking cabby spurted his pud juice all over the 16 year old’s monster mams.

In phrases

play with one’s pud (v.)

(Aus.) to masturbate.

[Aus]C. Bowles G’DAY 63: In [...] Tassie and Vic they play footie. In the Northern teritories they play with their puds.
pound one’s pud (v.)

to masturbate.

[US](con. 1950s) H. Junker ‘The Fifties’ in Eisen Age of Rock 2 (1970) 103: Back with the guys, who had probably been [...] pounding or pulling their collective pud, wang, schlong, dong.
[US]A. Herz Amer. Pie [film script] I have to admit, you know, I did the fair bit of [hesitates] masturbating when I was a little younger. I used to call it stroking the salami, yeah, you know, pounding the old pud.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Jungletown Jihad’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 352: The horndogs pounded their puds under tabletop cover.
pull one’s pud (v.) (also pull one’s pod, ...pudding) [pull v. (7) + pudding n. (2)]

(orig. US) to masturbate.

[UK] ‘Up in the Belfry’ in Bold (1979) 231: Up in’t belfry Verger stands / Pulling pud with horny hands.
[UK] ‘Last Night I Lay in Bed’ in Bold (1979) 128: For personal satisfaction / I prefer to pull my pud.
[US] (ref. to mid-19C) N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 40: The boys were [...] examining their palms to see if there was hair growing there – a sure sign they were pulling their puddings, their elders told them.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 254: The engineer done all he could, / Then stood in the corner an’ pulled his pud.
‘Pulla da Pud’ in Banglestien’s Bar n.p.: Oh me, I pulla da pud. / It does me good, it does me good.
[UK] ‘The Choric Song of the Masturbators’ in ‘Count P. Vicarion’ Bawdy Ballads XXXI: Some people say / That fuckin’s mighty good, / But for personal enjoyment, / I’d rather pull me pud.
[UK]A. Sillitoe ‘Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner’ Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1960) 10: They can spy on us all day to see if we’re pulling our puddings.
[US]H.S. Thompson letter 22 Nov. in Proud Highway (1997) 420: They are like a man who goes into a phone booth to pull his pod.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 123: He used to hunt the royal stag / Within the royal wood, / But better than this he loved the bliss, / Of pulling his royal pud.
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[UK]A. Burgess Enderby Outside in Complete Enderby (2002) 232: You pull pudding in there. I bloody know!
[US]L. Block No Score in Affairs of Chip Harrison (2001) 150: I sat there, pulling my pud like a total dip.
[US]R.A. Wilson Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words 205: Pull the Pudding. To masturbate.
[US]Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 192: We also come across specialized terms in the male masturbation phrases such as [...] pull one’s wire (or pud).
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 50: There is also a strong suggestion here, however, that a puddinghead has become stupid through excess masturbation, also known as pulling [one’s] pudding.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Ellroy L.A. Confidential 226: Maybe he pulled his pud while he looked at his own goddamn shitrag, I don’t know.
[US]Alt. Eng. Dict. [Internet] pull one’s pud masturbate. As far as it is known, ‘pud’ only occurs in this idiom.
pull someone’s pud (v.) [pull v. (7)] (orig. US)

1. to masturbate someone else.

[US]G.V. Higgins At End of Day (2001) 101: He can’t even get a fuckin’ ugly girl to pull his pud for him.

2. (also pull someone’s pudding) to tease, to hoax.

[US](con. 1920s) ‘Harry Grey’ Hoods (1953) 99: What are you trying to do? Pull my pudding? These [i.e. diamonds] are phonies.
[US](con. 1944) E.M. Nathanson Dirty Dozen (2002) 92: ‘How would you like to get out of here?’ ‘Stop pullin’ my pud, will ya?’.