the penis; esp. in phr. a bit for one’s cat.
|Women Beware Women I ii: Your cats are always safe ith’ chimney-corner, unless they burn their coats.|
|‘Loving Chamber-Maid’ in Broadside Ballads (1971) 179: And if I be clap’d too then what of all that, Some Country Clown will be baiting his Cat.|
|‘Tryal of Skill’ in Pepys Ballads (1987) IV 303: You would have made her your Harlot ... You wanted a Bit for your Cat.|
|In Praise of York-shire Ale 53: I blush to tell what follow’d after that, Young Men will have a bit Tibb for their Cat.|
|Comforts of Whoreing 28: [Drinking] a Pint of Prickt Claret at some Hedge Tavern ... whilst the Young Spark at home is purchasing a Bit of Tripe to feed his Hungry Cat withal.|
(US black) sexual intercourse.
|Big Rumble 58: ‘What should I tell you is that I’m a real cat. But you’d find out soon enough — I’m not.’ ‘But you like cat food, don’t ya?’.|
|Tragic Magic 72: If brothers knew that if they shucked and jived, the sisters wouldn’t get up off any cat food, they would get their shit together in a hurry.|
to have sexual intercourse; thus cat-skinning n.
|‘Slashing Costermonger’ Cuckold’s Nest 11: My vife, she’s such a taste refined, / All hearts she must be vinning, / For ven the turfing trade is bad, / She gets blunt by cat skinning.|
|Globe (London) 19 Sept. 4/6: He was ‘undermining her karacter’ by giving out that she’d got three months in quod for ‘cat skinning’.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 151: Terms of intercourse like [...] do the pussy or skin the cat.|