the testicles; the male genitals.
|inPosthumous Works in Prose and Verse (1715) 23: Old Harry’s C--piece in the Tower [...] Whose Tarriwags it held long since.|
|Wandring Spy in Misc. IV 38: Which put his Tarriwags in Pickle, / And made ’em shrink to very little.|
|Laugh and Be Fat 5: I would not lose my Tarriwags for the best Dinner in Christendom.|
|Sublime of Flagellation inI 373: He turned about and exhibited his tarriwags [...] She took them in her hand and played with them.|
|Covent Garden Jester 54: He will certainly geld you; and I dare say he is, he is whetting his knife for the same purpose. [...] I thank thee kindly sweet heart, cried the countryman, are these his tricks with a pox to him – wounds shew me the next way out, for I would not lose my tarriwags for the best dinner in Christendom.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Tallywags, or Tarrywags, a man’s testicles.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].|