Green’s Dictionary of Slang

johnson n.

also Johnson
[analogous with jock n.1 (1) or jack n.3 (1); later use ? link to boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878–1946)]

1. (also Johnny Johnson) the penis (later usage esp. US black).

[US]W. Cheadle Journal (1931) 2 Feb. 107: Bitterly cold; neck frozen. Face ditto; thighs ditto; Johnson ditto, & sphincture vesicae partially paralysed.
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[US]N. Heard Cold Fire Burning 16: [She] feels his johnson getting hard against her thigh.
[US]J.L. Dillard Lex. Black Eng. 33: Other Black terms for the penis include arm [...] swipe, private, Jones, pecker, stallion, Mister Tom and Johnson.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 294: I look at you, and I see a man [...] who’d be proud to die with his Johnson in his hand.
[UK]Guardian Guide 24–30 July 98: Prolonged exposure [...] may induce in the male viewer the momentary urge to lop his johnson off.
[US]J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 194: He’s sitting butt-naked on his tray, one hand clutching his johnson.
[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 21: [Her eyes] said, I’m hungry for Johnny Johnson.
[US]J. Stahl Bad Sex on Speed 97: Week-long sessions [of masturbation] left you with a brush-burned Johnson, a sore wrist.
M. Rowson Guardian 30 June [cartoon text] My Johnson’s bigger than your Johnson.

2. a pimp; a man living off a prostitute’s earnings.

[UK]R. Fabian London After Dark 54: Many men in London live upon the immoral earnings of prostitutes. The name for such men is ‘Ponces’ or ‘Johnsons’.
[UK]F. Norman in Encounter n.d. in Norman’s London (1969) 65: Never mind, you can always find yourself another Johnson, darling, there’s always plenty around.
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[UK]R. Fabian Anatomy of Crime 193: Johnson: Prostitute’s bully.
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3. (US) a dildo.

Harrell & Bishop Orderly House 48: The girl would shove the Johnson up his ass [HDAS].

4. (US) a thing.

[US]oral testimony in Lighter HDAS II.
[US]Spears Sl. and Jargon of Drugs and Drink (1986) 290: Johnson...An underworld term meaning thing.

5. in US drugs uses.

(a) marijuana, a marijuana cigarette.

H.L. Foster ‘Cant of the Disadvantaged, Socially Maladjusted, Secondary School Child’ in Urban Education Jan. 108: johnson: reefer.
[US]Current Sl. V:2.
[US]R. Sabbag Snowblind (1978) 242: A Johnson – A pound of marijuana; by way of LBJ, or Lb/J – a pound of joints.

(b) crack cocaine.

[US]ONDCP Street Terms 13: Johnson — Crack Cocaine.

6. the buttocks.

Z. Steinberg Boss’s Wife [film script] He can kiss my johnson.