1. in Und. uses.
(a) [late 17C+] (orig. UK Und.) any form of criminal activity, esp. a robbery, often with a qualifying name, e.g. the Barclays Bank job.
(b) [mid-19C–1910s] a trick, a hoax.
(c) [late 19C–1910s] a jab; a blow; a physical assault.
2. [late 18C; late 19C+] a type, a variety or a procedure, e.g. the desk was a teak-oiled job, his moustache was a bushy brown job, a boob job, a nose job.
3. [mid-19C+] a bowel movement; usu. as do a job , to defecate [euph.].
4. of a person.
(a) [1920s+] (orig. US) a person of either sex, a type of person, with adj. e.g. a cute little job, a first-class job.
(b) [1930s+] (Aus.) a drunkard.
(c) [1930s+] (Aus.) a fool, a poor worker.
(d) [1940s+] (N.Z.) a prostitute.
5. [1920s+] (orig. US) an aircraft, a motorcar or any other vehicle; of a vehicle, a brand, a make, a style.
6. [1940s] an effort, a problem.
7. [1960s] (US) a way of life.
8. see blow job n.1 (1)
1. [mid-19C] (US) murder, assassination; thus do the big job, to kill [euph.].
2. [1930s] anything notably large of its type, e.g. an automobile.
1. [early 19C+] (UK Und.) to commit a crime, esp. a robbery.
2. [mid-19C] to have sexual intercourse.
3. [mid-19C+] to defecate.
4. [20C+] (Aus.) to make pregnant.
[20C+] to defecate.
1. [early 19C+] (also do a job for, do the job on) to beat up, to murder.
2. [1950s] to make someone the victim of a confidence trick or allied hoax or deception.
3. [1950s+] to cause trouble for, to harass, to persecute.
4. [1950s+] (US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
5. [1970s] to curse, to place a spell on.
[1930s-70s] (Aus.) to become obsessed (with).
[18C–1920s] to ruin.
[mid-17C–1970s] to have sexual intercourse.
[1980s] (US black) to concentrate on one’s life, involvements, pursuits.
[19C] any form of criminal enterprise.
[19C] (US Und.) to distribute counterfeit money to criminal associates and dealers.
see just the ticket under ticket n.1
[20C+] (Aus.) to beat up, to defeat severely.
[1950s+] (US black) alert, in control; successful at a given task.
1. a euph. for engaged in sexual activity.
2. working properly.
3. in the process of doing something.
4. aware, au fait.
[1910s+] (orig. US) to carry out a robbery or other criminal act.
1. to trick, to deceive (someone).
2. to concoct an injurious story.
SE in slang uses
[1990s+] (Aus.) a phr. used of a complete inadequate/incompetent.
[1950s+] (US campus) find something constructive to do with yourself!