(US black) a romantic ‘line’, used for the purposes of seduction.
SE in slang uses
(US) illicitly distilled whisky.
|Mexico Wkly Ledger 8 Feb. 3/2: Scarcely two days after he had been liberated [...] he again acquired a bundle of conversation fluid.|
|Trails Plowed Under 55: I get a little of that conversation fluid in me.|
|Cowboy Lingo 228: The Westerner’s names for whiskey were legion [...] ‘conversation fluid’.|
|Western Words (1968) 38: Conversation fluid – Whiskey.|
|Foxfire Fall–Winter 101: Various names given moonshine include: [...] conversation fluid.|
|‘Cowboy Vocabulary’ at www.shaboomskitchen.com [Internet] WHISKEY: barleycorn, base-burner, bug-juice, coffin-varnish, conversation-fluid, [etc.].|
|Daily Trib. (Bismarck, ND) 23 Oct. 4/1: Beer is ‘conversation water.’.|
|Shiner Gaz. (TX) 23 Nov. 8/1: We had plenty of quail and doves and a keg of conversation water.|
|New Ulm Rev. (MN) 27 Mar. 5/4: Walter had spent the greater part of his day in filling up on conversation water.|
|Arizona Republican (Phoeniz, AZ) 21 Sept. 16/2: Miller was loaded to the guards with conversation water.|
|Two & Three 6 Feb. [synd. col.] The old conversation water is mute, stabbed by its own corkscrew.|
|Bismarck Trib. (ND) 23 July 8/1: Charlie Williams handles the ribbons on the quarter stretch [...] while his extensive patronage handle the ‘conversation water’.|
|Breaking Into Society (1904) 34: The highest-priced Caterer in Town would deal out the sparkling Conversation Water as if Brut and Buttermilk cost about the same.|
|Durant Wkly News (OK) 23 July 4/3: Campaign cigars seem to be out of fashion this year, and the ‘conversation water’ is a thing of the past.|
3. (US) illicitly distilled whisky.
|Dly Ardmoreite (OK) 26 Dec. 8/2: ‘Casinghead’ is Name of Brand New Brand of Conversation Water [...] which seems to have a kick like a Missouri mule.|