1. in financial and associated contexts, often illegal or corrupt.
(a) [early 16C–early 17C] the profits of a profession or office.
(b) [late 17C; 1920s+] (later use US) money, esp. from bribery, corruption, loan-sharking; also attrib.
(c) [1930s–50s] protection money.
(d) [1930s+] (US) political or criminal influence; anything involving corruption, pay-offs, favours.
(e) [1950s+] (US gambling) a bookmaker’s percentage.
(f) [1960s+] recognition, publicity, respect.
(g) [1970s+] (US) interest on a debt or loan.
2. lit. or fig. bodily fluids [despite chronology as determined by available cits. seems likely that sense b came first as it does with jism n.].
(a) [mid-17C+] (also cock juice, cunt juice) semen or vaginal fluid.
(b) [18C+] spirit, vitality, energy, usu. sexual.
(c) [mid-19C+] blood.
(d) [1940s–60s] (US black teen) vomit.
(e) [1970s] (US gay) sweat.
(f) [1970s+] (US) ‘the daylights’, or a fig. use of urine, i.e. piss n. as in such phr. as knock/scare the juice out of.
(g) [1980s+] (US black) sexual intercourse.
3. drink or drugs.
(a) [mid-17C+] alcohol, wine.
(b) [1910s] (US milit.) tea.
(c) [20C+] (US Und.) any form of alcohol illicitly made inside a prison.
(d) [20C+] (US) whisky or any other strong liquor.
(e) [20C+] any form of drugs, esp. heroin or methadone in liquid, phencyclidine, crack cocaine; in prison use, the tranquillizer Largactil.
(f) [1960s] (US) beer.
(g) [1970s+] (S.Afr.) methylated spirits, as drunk by alcoholics.
(h) [1970s+] steroids.
(a) [late 19C+] electricity; also attrib.
(b) [20C+] petrol.
(c) [1910s] (US) mercury, as in a thermometer.
(d) [1920s–60s] (US Und.) nitroglycerine.
(e) [1950s] energy.
(f) [1990s+] gas.
(g) [1990s+] of a vehicle, power.
(h) [1990s] lighter fluid.
5. [1960s+] (US) gossip [it ‘lubricates’ communication].
6. (US) the ability to make connections with the opposite sex.
7. gunfire; the power of a weapon.
8. [1980s+] enjoyment, satisfaction, stimulation [juice v. (4e)].
[1940s–60s] (US) a battery.
[1970s] (US campus) a person who drinks, as opposed to taking drugs.
[1940s+] (US) a heavy drinker, an alcoholic; thus as a derog. term of address.
1. [late 19C–1920s] a beer-seller, i.e. a publican or barmaid.
2. [1920s-60s] (US) an electrician.
1. [late 19C+] (US) a tavern, a bar, any establishment selling liquor or occas. soft drinks.
2. [1940s+] (US gambling) a crooked gambling establishment operating electronically controlled games.
3. [1980s+] (drugs) a marijuana cigarette sprinkled with crack cocaine.
[2000s] an alcoholic.
1. [1920s–50s] (US) an electrician.
2. [1950s-70s] (US) an influential person.
3. [1950s+] (US Und.) the collector of loans for an illegal money-lender.
[1930s] (US tramp) an electric railway.
a drinking session.
[1960s–70s] (US black) a white gang-boss.
[1990s+] to reach orgasm.
[1910s–30s] (US Und.) to be executed in the electric chair.
[1900s] of a man, to have sexual intercourse with a woman.
[19C] of a woman, to have sexual intercourse with a man.
[1900s] to work behind a bar.
[late 19C–1970s] of a man, to achieve orgasm.
[19C] of a man, to masturbate.
SE in slang uses
see cow juice under cow n.1
see grape-juice under grape n.1