Green’s Dictionary of Slang

middle adj.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

middle finger (n.)

1. a prostitute’s trick, involving the middle finger and the man’s anus, to ensure that each client arrives at a speedy orgasm so that she can maximize her nightly earning potential.

[US]R. Klein Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].

2. see middle leg

middle kingdom (n.) [a pun on SE Middle Kingdom, in ancient Egypt, the 11th and 12th dynasties (22–18C BC), doubtless a back-handed tribute to the Victorian fascination with things Egyptian]

the vagina.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 188: Mitan, m. The female pudendum; ‘the Middle Kingdom’.
middle leg (n.) (also middle, middle finger, middle stump)

the penis.

[[UK] ‘The Dub’d Knight’ in Farmer Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) I 126: Streight leg and a foot, and his body tall, / But that in the middle is rarest of all].
[[UK]Bridges Homer Travestie (1764) I 182: And to himself, he felt as if / His middle parts were growing stiff].
[UK] ‘The Middle Leg’ in Black Joke 31: He died — but though he was no more, / His middle leg was as stiff as before.
[Aus]Satirist & Sporting Chron. (Sydney) 4 Feb. 3/3: Rather than see Wentworth returned [...] he will become Prior to a convent of Antiquated Nuns in the ‘middle leg of man’.
[UK] ‘The Cartoons’ in Rakish Rhymer (1917) 45: ‘The landing of the Romans’ did a young girl rarely please her, / Especially the middle leg of Mr. Julius Caesar.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 21: Avance, f. The penis; ‘the middle-leg’.
Ramrod Nocturnal Meeting 135: ‘I have a still finer limb you haven’t seen [...] My middle leg.’ [Ibid.] 137: He got his cock out. [...] ‘That’s my middle leg, and I guess it’s going to make acquaintance with your middle, dear’.
[Ire]Joyce Ulysses 428: Are you going far, queer fellow / How’s your middle leg? / Got a match on you? / Eh, come her till I stiffen it for you.
[US]‘Mae West in “The Hip Flipper”’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 93: Quite a middle leg you’ve got down there.
[US] joke cited in G. Legman Rationale of the Dirty Joke (1972) I 315: My middle leg doesn’t touch the ground.
[US]H. Rap Brown Die, Nigger Die! 27: I’m the bed tucker the cock plucker the motherfucker [...] The hum-dinger the pussy ringer / The man with the terrible middle finger.
[UK]A. Bleasdale Scully 73: All I wanted t’do was take his mind off his middle leg.
[Aus](con. 1941) R. Beilby Gunner 27: Just take out his middle stump.
[US](con. 1960s) G. Washington Blood Brothers 109: ‘I don’t hear nothing,’ answered Irma, rubbing my middle leg.
Desdemona at 🌐 Mama said that if she squeezed tight enough, every man there would bid his middle leg to open Cherry’s treasure chest.
[Aus]N. Cummins Adventures of the Honey Badger [ebook] VITAL AUSSIE VERNACULAR Penis: 1. beef bayonet 2. a major part of his tackle allowance 3. sword 4. pyjama python 5. rod 6. middle leg 7. rodger.
middle name (n.)

(orig. US) something one likes or identifies with strongly; esp. in phr. ... is my middle name.

[US]T.A. Dorgan in Zwilling TAD Lex. (1993) 57: This is a year for recordbreaking, and for retiring you’re the — well, that’s your middle name.
[US]S. Ford Torchy, Private Sec. 121: ‘Chance is my middle name,’ says I.
[US](con. WWI) H. Odum Wings on My Feet 13: War an’ me is buddies, fightin’s my middle name.
[US]W. Blair Tall Tale America 47: I’m a tornado, a cyclone and a snag all rolled into one, and fight’s my middle name! I fight against all creatures, human and inhuman.
[US]G. Scott-Heron Vulture (1996) 53: ‘Eight-thirty?’ she asked. ‘Punctuality is my middle name,’ I said.
[UK]J. Sullivan ‘Watching the Girls Go By’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Sophistication is my middle name.
[US]C. Hiaasen Native Tongue 95: ‘My middle name,’ said Joe Winder.
middle piece (n.) (also middle-pie)

1. the stomach.

[UK]Flash Dict.
[UK]Pierce Egan’s Life in London 10 July 189/1: [H]e met with a precious stopper, very near his middle piece .
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.
[US]Matsell Vocabulum.
[Aus]C. Crowe Aus. Sl. Dict. 49: Middle-Piece, the stomach.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 155: middle piece Pickpocket term for a vest.

2. the vagina.

[UK]Crim.-Con. Gaz. 5 Jan. 1/1: thinks i to myself thinks i She certainly might dispense with some of the men playing in her middle-piece.
middle storey (n.)

the stomach.

J. Crowne Country Wit iv I: I’ll lodge a cudgel in your middle-storey backward [F&H].
middleweight (n.) [boxing imagery]

(US) a person, usu. criminal, of medium power and influence.

[US]E. Torres After Hours 28: He was just a middleweight. [...] Black Bart is yesterday’s news.