SE in slang uses
(US) four people involved in sex together; it can involve any combination of genders.
|Lucifer with a Book 91: Nydia and me got used to foursomes in hotel bedrooms. Understand, chum? Anything goes at our house.|
|Alt. Eng. Dict. [Internet] foursome (compound noun) four people involved in sex together. Refers to any combination of gender.|
|Husband Swap [ebook] Our one foursome experience had been really rather awkward [...] swapping partners midway meant different rhythms and different preferences .|
(US black) a short time.
|(con. 1930s) Night People 66: Baby, all I want is four bars after the gig.|
see under bit n.1
see under bone n.1
‘I. Beware of a woman before. – II. Beware of a horse behind. – III. Beware of a cart sideways. – IV. Beware of a priest every way’ (Grose, 1785).
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
(US prison) caught in the act.
|Prison Sl. 92: Four Cornered A person who is caught redhanded committing a crime.|
(US) a small, out-of-the-way place.
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 306: East Jesus, four corners, ghost town.|
group sex, involving two heterosexual couples.
|He Died with His Eyes Open 114: He just likes a four-decker, can’t get it up otherwise.|
see separate entries.
(US black) a .45 pistol.
|‘The World’s Largest Collection of Male Masturbation Synonyms’ at Worldwidewank.com [Internet] Four-knuckle shuffle (for those who lost a finger in ’Nam).|
|‘FAQ’ on alt.sex.masturbation [Internet] 88 Rubbin’ the rigid rod / 89 Playing pocket pool / 90 Four fingered shuffle.|
(UK black) a .44 weapon.
|‘Destiny’ [lyrics] Four fizzy sitting by my side like a western.|
|‘Round Here’ [lyrics] Four fizzy in the air / One shot, two shot, three shot, clear.|
see separate entries.
(W.I.) a flimsy or roughly constructed bed.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
see separate entry.
a mix of ale and porter, sold at fourpence a quart.
|Islington Gaz. 17 Sept. 3/4: The possibility of obtaining a pot o’ four-half might have proved one great attraction.|
|London Life 42: His favourite beverage is a ‘pot o’ four arf’.|
|Lincs. Chron. 11 Aug. 6/2: I’ll lay a dollar as he can’t drink a quart of four-half’s quick as I can.|
|Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday 3 May 2/1: Against [...] ‘Burden and Heat of the Day’ poor dear Pa has noted ‘Four-half’ [...] I myself should have suggested champagne cup.|
|‘’Arry on His Critics’ in Punch 17 Dec. 280/1: I’m ‘Fiz,’ not four ’arf, my dear feller.|
|Sporting Times 22 Mar. 2/2: One who would do well in the four-half or ‘London pongelo’ department.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 3 Mar. 25/2: [T]he gallery night by night with flopping tears waters the flowers on the garden-hats in the stalls and cultivates droughts that only deep wells of ‘four half’ can dissipate.|
|Seven Years Hard 69: Then I took ’im to the nearest pub., and told ’im to put a name to it. ‘Four-half,’ says he. ‘Pint o’ four-half, miss,’ says I.|
|Nights in Town 304: They would offer lavish apologies and pots of four-’arf.|
|Final Count 810: Three of four-’alf, please, Miss.|
(US black) very clever, exceptionally intelligent.
|Juba to Jive 180: Four-headed adj. (1930s) possesing great mental or magical abilities.|
see separate entries.
(US prison) a shower.
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] Four Minute Job: Shower.|
(US prison) a complete set of metal forms of restraints, i.e. cuffs, leg irons, waist chain, and security cover.
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] 4 piece: A full set of restraints (cuffs, leg irons, waist, and security cover). (IA).|
(US black) a gun.
|Hip-Hop Connection Aug. 21: 4 pound ‘We represent everyday with the 4-Pound,’ rapped someone or other. Another word for gun.|
(Ulster) very expensive.
sexual intercourse involving two couples.
|Acid House 253: I was into fours up, no question about it.‘A Smart Cunt’ in|
beer sold at fourpence a quart.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 136/2: Four thick (Public-house). Fourpence per quart beer—the commonest there is (in London), and generally the muddiest. [Ibid.] 162/2: When your kick is empty, and your mouth is dry, your blooming pals will not give you a yannep to get a drop of four thick.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
(US black) masturbation.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 237: four sisters on thumb street Masturbation.|
|‘Friendly Fuck’ [Internet] I needed to get laid. No really. I’m not just saying that. I really did need to get laid. Sometimes Missy Thumb and her four sisters just aren’t good enough.|
(Aus.) to support, to back up.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 22 Dec. 13/4: Anyhow, I’ll go four on the robin.|