1. a venereal disease.
|Provoked Wife IV iii: I hope your punks will give you sauce to your mutton.|
2. vaginal fluids.
|Whores Rhetorick 138: Hiding themselves under her Petticoats, to raise their decayed appetites by the warm sauce to be found under those Robes.|
|‘Good Sauce from the Gravy Bowl’ [lyrics] I like good sauce in the gravy bowl, / Must be sauce about ninety days old! / Good sauce, good sauce from the gravy bowl!|
|Adventures of Gil Blas I 11: I have a delicate trout; but those who eat it must pay for the sauce [...] After having paid sauce for a supper, which I had so ill digested, I went to the muleteer.(trans.)|
|Crissie 15: ‘You’d better keep your sauce for the green bit o’ goods [...] in the next room’.|
5. (US) petrol, gasoline.
|Fighting Flying Circus (2009) [ebook] Sauce, petrol or gasoline. Virage. A bank or circle in the air.|
6. (orig. US) alcohol, (rarely) drugs.
|‘Jitter Bug ‘ [lyrics] Now, here’s old Father, a wicked old man, / Drinks more sauce than the other bugs can, / He drinks jitter sauce every morn, / That’s why jitter sauce was born.|
|AS XVI:1 Jan. 70/2: liquor [...] sauce.‘Drunk in Sl.’ in|
|Junkie (1966) 134: The first thing you have to do is cut down on the sauce and build up your health.|
|Jeeves in the Offing 155: He most fortunately walked into the River Thames while under the influence of the sauce.|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle 145: Beating the hell out of the sauce and everything.|
|Complete Barry McKenzie 11: He looks like Crocodile Dundee’s grandfather after a session on the sauce.|
|Homeboy 50: Soon after, the sauce killed her.|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 196: You want to lay off the sauce, man.|
|Missing Ink 50: He gave up the sauce in his early thirties.|
7. (US campus) beer.
|Campus Sl. Mar. 3: sauce – beer, not other alcoholic beverages.|
8. (US gay) semen.
|New Yorker 18 Feb. [Internet] Trump resembled an over-sauced guy [...] facing three likely options in the near term: a) take a swing at someone, b) get clocked by someone else, or c) pass out.in|
|‘OOOUUU’ [lyrics] This Henny got me, oh, it got me sauced.|
(US) a drunkard, an alcoholic.
|(con. 1940s–60s) Straight from the Fridge Dad.|
|posting at http://forums.footballguys.com 23 Jan. [Internet] I have heard that Russ Grimm is a saucehound.|
(orig. US) to drink to excess.
|Pal Joey 63: He almost began hitting the sauce.|
|Mama Black Widow 235: I left Mama and hit the sauce.|
|in Dusted Mag. at Trikont.com [Internet] Dragging on a charge has never been as troublesome or habit-forming as hitting the sauce.|
(orig. US) drinking heavily and consistently.
|Dear ‘Herm’ 301: Makes you wonder if they are on the sauce as well as ladeling it out (If you know what I mean).|
|Brown’s Requiem 11: When I was on the sauce, he felt he had the upper hand.|
|Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 223: There’s no booze in it, just water. It’s my beard when I’m pretending to be on the sauce.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 231: They’re all hammered [...] On the sauce all day.|
|Guardian 26 Mar. [Internet] One Nation’s James Ashby says he was ‘on the sauce’ when seeking $20m from NRA .|
|Mama Black Widow 117: Junior was sauced up.|
|Davey Darling 202: He got completely sauced as it happens.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 20: I am well sauced up now and all my emotions are about to boil over.|