Green’s Dictionary of Slang

juice n.1

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.

4. fuel.

(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)].

In compounds

juice box (n.) (also juice can)

[1940s–60s] (US) a battery.

juice-freak (n.) [-freak sfx]

[1970s] (US campus) a person who drinks, as opposed to taking drugs.

juice-head (n.) (also juice-fiend, juice-hound) [-head sfx (4)/-hound sfx]

[1940s+] (US) a heavy drinker, an alcoholic; thus as a derog. term of address.

juice jerker (n.) (also hop-juice jerker)

1. [late 19C–1920s] a beer-seller, i.e. a publican or barmaid.

2. [1920s-60s] (US) an electrician.

juice joint (n.) [joint n. (3b)]

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.

juice junkie (n.)

[2000s] an alcoholic.

juice man (n.)

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.

juice road (n.)

[1930s] (US tramp) an electric railway.

juice session (n.)

a drinking session.

In phrases

big juice (n.)

[1960s–70s] (US black) a white gang-boss.

blow one’s juice (v.)

[1990s+] to reach orgasm.

get the juice (v.)

[1910s–30s] (US Und.) to be executed in the electric chair.

give her jelly for juice (v.) [jelly n.1 ]

[1900s] of a man, to have sexual intercourse with a woman.

give juice for jelly (v.) (also get juice for jelly) [jelly n.1 ]

[19C] of a woman, to have sexual intercourse with a man.

jerk the juice (v.)

[1900s] to work behind a bar.

jet one’s juice (v.)

[late 19C–1970s] of a man, to achieve orgasm.

sling one’s juice (v.)

[19C] of a man, to masturbate.

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