Green’s Dictionary of Slang

end n.

[note milit. use ends away, having intercourse]

1. as a part of the body.

(a) the penis; esp. in get one’s end away

[UK]Spenser Faerie Queene Bk IV Canto vii: She staid not th’utmost end thereof to try.
[UK]Urquhart (trans.) Rabelais III 18: She will suck me at my best End.
[Scot]Order of the Beggar's Benison and Merryland (1892) 19: Dinner Sentiments [...] A Pushing man of Business — Make both Ends meet.
[US]Bawdy N.Y. State MS. n.p.: ‘But the end seems a bit too big.’ ‘Perhaps the hole’s too small.’.
[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 16: There was a young man of Ostend / Who let a girl play with his end. / She took hold of Rover [etc.].
[Aus](con. 1944) L. Glassop Rats in New Guinea 88: A week-end with that [...] I’ll bet ya had a weak end after that.
[UK]A. Bennett Habeus Corpus Act I: You go home and get your knickers / And I’ll race you to the vicar’s / And it’s ends away.
[UK]A. Bleasdale Who’s Been Sleeping in my Bed 22: I want me end away as well.
[UK]S. Berkoff Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 19: Filthy soldiers sticking their ends up some poor tyke.

(b) (also butt-end, lower end) the vagina, the female genitals.

[UK]E. Sharpham Fleire IV i: Come to her as countrie Gentlewomen doe into the fashion, that is: in the taile and latter end on’t.
[UK]Beaumont & Fletcher Wild-Goose-Chase IV ii: Do not I know thee for a pestilent Woman? A proud at both ends?
[[UK]Practical Part of Love 23: Such a glutton she was, that not contented with what she did devour there her self, but likewise she would (forsooth) have what her companion did eat, (but at second hand) she cannot but be fat, that is thus fed at both ends].
[UK]N. Ward Fortune’s Bounty 5: The failings of his Wife’s low’r end.
[UK]N. Ward Northern Cuckold in Misc. IV 23: The Honour of his Wife’s But-end.
[UK]N. Ward ‘Hypocrisy Lampoon’d’ in Miscellaneous Works IV 140: [She] vows her Life to mend, If Heav’n would so dispose her, But all the while her lustful end In spite of Grace, says No Sir.
[Scot]Robertson of Struan ‘Dutch Industry’ Poems (1752) 126: At th’upper End she cracks her Nuts, While at the nether End her Honour.

(c) (also latter-end) the buttocks, the posterior.

[UK]‘Peter Pindar’ ‘Pathetic Odes’ Works (1794) III 429: See them, like nine-pins tumbled on the plain! And now they get upon their ends again!
[UK] ‘Mounting A Maid’ in Rambler’s Flash Songster 29: The radiant moon shone clear and bright, / On her latter-end so lilly white.
[UK]David & Mayo [perf. Sam mayo] ‘Far, Far Away’ 🎵 A dog chased our tom cat last night and he bit her end.
E. Wilson Pikes Peek or Bust 72: She referred to a historic fanny-fall that he took one night at the old La Conga. [...] ‘I fell on my pratt!’ he said. This amused her no end—pun intended.
[UK]L. Gould Shagadelically Speaking 60: heinie, butt; bum; [...] buns; end.

2. in fig. uses.

(a) a share, usu. of criminal profits or responsibility.

[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 2 Sept. 7/4: He’d [i.e. a boxer] want to learn to be thankful for small mercies, such as the loser’s end.
[US]C.L. Cullen Taking Chances 22: She’s got a show for the big end of it.
[US]Van Loan ‘One-Thirty-Three – Ringside’ in Taking the Count 65: The loser’s end ought to be eight thousand.
[US]C. Coe Me – Gangster 211: I’m lookin’ ten grand in the eye fer my end, that right?
[UK]G. Kersh Night and the City 10: Do you think I’d take the sucker’s end of that racket?
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 94: ‘I’m sure glad Cobbett came through,’ I said [...] ‘I knew he’d work his end all right,’ she said.
[US]J. Thompson Swell-Looking Babe 82: I’ll even take care of the babe’s ten g’s out of my end.
[US]M. Braly On the Yard (2002) 238: I say, I’m not waiting. I want my end.
[US]E. Bunker Animal Factory 27: The motherfucker didn’t throw us our end.
[US]N. Pileggi Wiseguy (2001) 97: I could have taken my end and gone home.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 147: I just want my end out of this.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Wind & Monkey (2013) [ebook] ‘Me and Price sold him a yearling. Price got his end. But I still haven’t got mine’.
[US]C. Stella Eddie’s World 138: I can handle my end. I can deal with whatever happens.
[UK]Observer Crime 27 Apr. 28: End. Share of proceeds from a crime.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 76: Bridget Malone was working off her end of the heroin bust gathering information against her wiseguy boyfriend.

(b) that proportion of one’s illicit gains that is used to bribe the police.

[US]D. Maurer Big Con 296: end. 2. A portion of the score taken as a bribe by the law.

3. in geographical uses.

(a) that area of a football stadium, behind the respective goals, trad. reserved for the hardcore supporters of home and away teams and the scene of most fighting.

[UK]Guardian 2 Aug. 🌐 Astonishingly, given the declining point of this exercise and with endless expensive fixtures to come (getting to Brazil doesn’t come cheap), the United end was crammed full. Clearly the fans wanted to be there for their team’s only Wembley appearance of the season.

(b) (UK black/teen, also ends, endz) an area of a city.

[US]J2K ‘My Radio’ 🎵 There ain’t really nothing going on in the ends.
[UK]Observer Rev. 14 Aug. 7/2: Endz noun – area, manor, as in ‘What endz you from?’ (where do you live?).
[UK]A. Wheatle Dirty South 2: The chi chi men who prowl and hang around in those ends.
[UK]Guardian 8 Aug. 🌐 25 years ago police killed my grandma in her house in Tottenham and the whole ends rioted.
[UK]K. Koke ‘Bring Me Down (Intro)’ 🎵 The endz is tryna bring me down (down) / Police are tryna bring me down (down).
[UK]Independent 5 Jan. 🌐 Gangs and cliques are often territorial, so terms such as endz, bitz, yard (meaning neighborhood), or road and roadboy (someone accepted as local), are especially important.
[UK]G. Krauze What They Was 21: A shotter selling crack and heroin around the ends .

In phrases

end of (n.)

used as a quasi-excl. to empahsise that an argument or discussion has reached an end.

[Scot]V. McDermid Out of Bounds (2017) 34: ‘The Orwell standing stones [...] two giant willies. End of’.
[Aus]G. Disher Consolation 269: He recieved one text [...] Came in, collected her things, left. End of.
end over appetite (adj.)

(US) head over heels (cf. ass over appetite under ass n.).

[US]Arizona Sentinel 17 Apr. 4/4: A woman may [...] knock a man end over appetite for making an insulting remark.
[US]Wash. Herald (DC) 7 Nov. 27/7: Johnson fell end over appetite into some kind of gravel.
Ruppenthal Collection n.p.: He went end over appetite when he was thrown from the bicycle [DARE].
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Grappling Trilby’ in Popular Sports June 🌐 Reilly flips him end over appetite.
[US]R.L. Bellem Blind Man's Fluff' in Thrilling Detective: Feb. 🌐 He was just in time to save himself from being grabbed by the collar, yanked end over appetite.
get one’s end away (v.) (also get one’s dick away)

to have sexual intercourse; thus end-away, an act of intercourse.

[UK]K. Amis letter 5 Feb. in Leader (2000) 37: I hope you had a nice time in London with your young lady, get your end away you old bugar.
L. Blight Love & Idleness 222: ‘Did you get your end away?’ Cousins grinned gappily.
G.M. Williams Camp 272: Real blokes were in and up ’em, roger, screw, dip your wick, grind, get your end away, poke, shaft,.
[UK]F. Norman Too Many Crooks Spoil the Caper 80: All I want nar is to get me end away.
[UK]J. Sullivan ‘Go West Young Man’ Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Why is it whenever you’re getting your end away, the sky’s blue, the lager’s cool and England are gonna win the World Cup.
[Aus]C. Bowles G’DAY 16: GAZZA: Shane reckons egod is end in larse night. MACKA: Pig's arse! E was with me an egot what I got. Sweet bugger all!
[UK]M. Simpson ‘Prufrock Scoused’ Catching Up with Hist. 23: I don’t think I’d get my end away now anyroad.
[UK](con. 1960s) A. Frewin London Blues 279: I suppose you got your own end away after the filming was over, eh? [Ibid.] 280: Dick Callaway [...] He’s aptly named, I tell you — always getting his dick away.
[Ire]P. Howard Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 223: I am totally gagging for my end-away.
[Scot]I. Rankin Falls 432: He’s been getting his end away with the daughter.
[Ire]P. Howard PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 25: It’s the chance to [...] bif my end away on camera.
[UK]R. Milward Apples (2023) 30: The main thing was getting my end away.
N. Hashmi Season of Sid 254: You paid him £20,000 to leave the country, so you could get your end away?
get one’s end in (v.)

to have sexual intercourse.

[US]H. Miller Tropic of Capricorn (1964) 78: How was it yesterday? Did you get your end in?
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 44: Aren’t you just a bit sorry that you didn’t get your end in with what’s her name?
[Aus]B. Humphries Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 75: Gettin’ yer end in I see, yer dirty old bastard.
[UK]B.S. Johnson All Bull 63: Get your thick end in, PeeGee?
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 20: She never let him get his end in again.
[Aus]B. Moore Lex. of Cadet Lang. 164: usage: ‘She’s great! Can’t wait to get my end in!’.
[Aus]Sam and the City at 20 June [blog] Try this instead ‘maybe da whores said “no way dude” before da bruva got his end in, dude.’.
[Aus]D. McDonald Luck in the Greater West (2008) 87: Abdullah had promised Charlie that next time, next time he’d get his end in.
take one’s end (v.)

(US Und.) to accept bribe money.

[US]D. Maurer Big Con 309: To take or take his end. To accept bribe money. Applied to anyone who is fixed.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

end of the line (n.) (also end of the road, ...the rope) [railway imagery]

(orig. US) the very end, the ultimate.

[US](con. WW1) B.J. Doty Legion of the Damned 185: I was told there was another recourse, a last hope. I made out a demand for a surcease of the sentence. Three days later it came back, refusé. That was the end of the rope.
[US]D. Dodge Bullets For The Bridegroom (1953) 6: The man on the packing cases had come to the end of the road.
[Aus]D. Niland Big Smoke 30: When they came to the end of the road, when they realized there was nothing for them in life but to quit the ring and take up a job.
[US]J. Ellroy Brown’s Requiem 61: Stan said that this was the end of the line, that no way would Fat Dog camp out on the back nine.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 163: Sorry, Sleeper! End of the line, darlings!! Endof, over and out!
get the hard end (v.)

(US) to suffer, to be victimized, to be placed in an invidious position.

[US]St Paul Daily Globe (MN) 10 May 3/5: [headline] Chicago Strikers Get the Hard End of a Fight with the Police.
[US]Pullman Herald 21 July 1/2: He has got, by far, the hard end of the row.
Mower City Transcript (Lansing, MN) 20 Jan. 1/1: Russia has got the hard end in the trouble with Japan.
[US]L.A. Herald 8 June 4/5: They would get all the hard end of the industrial army work.
W.D. Pelley Greater Glory 109: Girls and women get the hard end of marriage the same as everything else in life. It means work, work, work, marriage does.
[US](con. 1905–25) E.H. Sutherland Professional Thief (1956) 91: These amateurs get the hard end of the deal every time.
get the sticky end (v.)

(US) to do badly, to be treated unfairly.

[US]Salt Lake Herald 9 Dec. 4/2: Lawson [...] got ‘the sticky end of the stick,’ and has been ‘put wise’ for his future dealings with racing promoters.
[UK]‘Sapper’ Bulldog Drummond 244: The men with the business brain, who think they’re getting the sticky end of it.
[UK]Worcester Jrnl 1 June 5/5: The Chairman feared they were going to get the sticky end of the wedge.
[UK]Exeter & Plymouth Gaz. 2 Oct. 5/2: We certainly have had the sticky end of it at Lynton.
long end (n.)

1. in betting, the favourite.

[US]Salt Lake Herald 14 Aug. 8/3: Pools were sold on ‘Midnight’ at 200 and ‘Ford’ 90, sure-thing men investing liberally at the long end.
[US]J. London Game 🌐 ‘What does ten to six mean?’ Genevieve asked, [...] ‘That I’m the long end, the favorite,’ he answered. ‘That a man bets ten dollars at the ring side that I win against six dollars another man is betting that I lose.’.
[US]Van Loan ‘No Business’ in Taking the Count 153: For a big long end I can be as game as anybody.

2. (US) the majority, the bulk.

[US]T.A. Dorgan in Zwilling TAD Lex. (1993) 116: Leave the long end of the purse for me at Phil.
[US]Day Book (Chicago) 16 Sept. 31/2: Gibson [...] went in where the tally sheets were being prepared and saw to it that McCarty got ‘the long end of the vote’.
[US]Wkly Times-Record (Valley City, ND) 23 Feb. 5/2: The final whistle blew with the locals at the long end of a 23 to 12 score.
[US]J. Black You Can’t Win (2000) 255: In a couple of night’s play he got the long end of the money in the game.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).
pull an end run (v.)

(US) to act deceitfully, to go behind somone’s back.

National Jrnl 3:3 171: ‘We could use foreign-flag ships,’ he said. This would permit industry to ‘pull an end run’ on the Jones Act.
J.A. Wall Negotiation 45: Children who pull an end run to Dad when the negotiation with Mom develops into a quarrel.
S. Kerr Ultimate Rewards 189: Many [companies] are very hierarchical. But friendships and unofficial networks of friendships allow people to pull an end run around the hierarchy.
[US]C. Stella Charlie Opera 79: Our man in Vegas didn’t know about it [...] Which means somebody pulled an end run.