Green’s Dictionary of Slang

greens n.1

[green gown n.]

sexual intercourse; thus after one’s greens, sexually eager; get one’s greens, have one’s greens; also give one’s greens, to consent to sexual intercourse.

[UK]Satirist (London) 25 Dec. 299/1: She [i.e. an aristocrat’s wife] is a fine lively animal, rather gentle in temper, but exceedingly subtle and crafty. She has been privately fed on greens, and has a calf by her side.
[US]Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY)1 Oct. n.p.: the whip wants to know Whether that butcher loves greens or whether he likes [...] raw-hide better .
[UK] ‘Margaret Slack & the Prince of Wales’ in Henderson Victorian Street Ballads (1937) 156: Of course a young man now ripe in his teens, / He liked pickled pork and wanted some greens.
[UK] in Pearl 3 Sept. 30: How lovely everything now seems / When joined in one by Hymen’s belt, / For now John Henry has his Greens, / And Sarah Jane her Bottom-feldt.
[UK]C. Deveureux Venus in India I 76: ‘He is cunt-struck with a very pretty little woman in the Dak Bungalow!’ [...] ‘Indeed! well! I hope he will succeed and get his greens!’.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. & Its Analogues III 206/1: after one’s greens = in quest of the favour.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 11: Aller aux épinards = to visit a mistress; ‘to go for one’s greens’.
[Aus]Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 2 Nov. 8/5: The proprietress of a very respectable Sydney ‘house’ exhibits [...] the ‘you are hereby appointed’ mandate of an ex-Governor, said to have been given to her one night when his Ex. [was] having a particularly good time. The appointment is for the sole supply, of vegetables of the watercress and lettuce variety known as ‘greens’ to his Excellency.
[UK]G.R. Bacchus Pleasure Bound ‘Ashore’ 97: He meant having his greens [and] fate drew him to the curtain which concealed Lady Tittle.
[UK](con. WW1) P. MacDonald Patrol 73: This guy, he’s not one o’ the lads after his greens, see? He’s an Agent.
[UK]‘Henry Green’ Caught (2001) 38: The shrieks of that cat on the wall over there, bloody well yelling for her greens.
[US]Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 197: She is a Lady Hotbot, who likes her oats, greens or her grommet.

In phrases

bit of curly green(s) (n.)

sexual intercourse.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[US]D. Lypchuk ‘A dirty little story’ in eye mag. 8 July 🌐 Then they enjoyed a bit of curly green, a bit of fish, a bit of giblet pie, a bit of mutton, a bit of sugar and he hit the kitten.
for greens (adj.)

(US) for fun.

Nichol’s Wkly Arena (NY) 4 June n.p.: We shall give an occasional extract [...] (just for greens, and the edification of Capt, Tyler).
[US]N.Y. Clipper 12 Nov. 3/3: I want to have a little talk with yer, jist for greens.
hawk one’s greens (v.)

to work as a prostitute.

[UK]J. Curtis Gilt Kid 22: None of this hawking-her-greens stuff around Lisle Street about her.
[UK]J. Curtis There Ain’t No Justice 292: There’s a jane I know hawks-her-greens in Bond Street. Right flash bramah she is and all.