1. [18C–early 19C] a state of drunkenness.
2. [late 18C–19C] a difficult, troublesome person, often a child but by no means invariably; ‘an arch, waggish fellow’ (Grose, 1785); also an amusing individual.
3. [mid–late 19C] (also dead pickles) in pl., nonsense, rubbish.
4. [1940s+] (orig. US) the penis; thus pickle lugger, as a term of abuse, a masturbator [resemblance to a pickled gherkin].
5. [1950s–70s] a woman of a sour, unpleasant disposition [play on SE pickle, i.e. something/someone ‘sharp’].
[1990s+] (US gay) male homosexual fellatio; thus pickle-chugger, a fellator.
[1990s+] a male homosexual.
[1960s+] to masturbate.
[1970s–80s] to masturbate.
SE in slang uses
[mid-19C–1900s] a coachman with a yellow uniform.
[late 19C] without a doubt.
[late 16C–18C] venereally diseased.