1. (also stuff it up) to have sexual intercourse with; also anal intercourse; thus stuffed adj.; stuffing n.
|Merry Milkmaid of Islington 14: Ant. My Master must have a fair Course with you; and so he bid me tell you, besides what other kindnesses he will do for you: but stuff your Pannier, he's resolved to do.|
|‘The Three Glorious Things’ in Pills to Purge Melancholy II 129: Three things must be stuffed, / I’ll tell you if I can; / A Pudding, a Cushion and a Woman.|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy IV 129: [as cit. 1700].|
|Polite Conversation 32: Poor Miss, she’s sick as a Cushion, she wants nothing but stuffing.|
|‘The Extinguisher’ Ri-tum Ti-tum Songster 24: A smart servant maid [...] Had been stuffed by each male that there was in the house.|
|‘Wanted A Woman!’ Nobby Songster 27: She shall have meat night and morn, / For I am such a rumun / I always like to stuff ’em well.|
|in Limerick (1953) 95: There was a young Jew of Delray / Who buggered his father one day. / He said, ‘I like rather / To stuff it up Father; / He’s clean, and there’s nothing to pay.’.|
|Dead Bird (Sydney) 21 June 1/3: We always thought Dan O’Connor was a terror on carving. He doesn’t like it in stone though [...] No, something hot, with a nice litle piece of stuffing, is the line for him.|
|in Erotic Muse (1992) 55: My husband’s a butcher, a butcher, a butcher, / A very fine butcher is he. / All day he stuffs sausage, stuffs sausage, stuffs sausage. / At night he comes home and stuffs me.|
|Sel. Letters (1992) 260: What d’you think of Liz J. getting 400 nicker to go and get stuffed in Wopland.letter 26 Apr. in Thwaite|
|Diaries (1986) 18 Dec. 211: I was in the gents and this young Moroccan was sucking me off and the other, older Moroccan was stuffing her.|
|Hot to Trot 100: Who wants to stuff a psycho?|
|Outside In I ii: Always stuffin’ herself, one way or another.|
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 88: You’ve probably been stuffed by half the Astra Hotel and I’ll end up with the jack.|
|(ref. to 1930s) in Between the Acts 75: I remember they used to say, oh I had a lovely time last night. I got stuffed.|
|Crumple Zone 125: Ain’t got no boyfriend. Needs a good stuffin’. Straighten her out.|
|Hooky Gear 99: A feelin I cant put my finger on of her bein shagged all over the shop, stuffed floor to ceilin, wheelbarrowed along the hall an back, seen to upstairs, downstairs an over my ladys chamber pot.|
2. (also stuff up) to tease, to tell lies, to fool, to hoax; thus stuffed adj.
|Clockmaker III 57: They didn’t want facts to make opinions on, but facts to tally with opinions formed [...] and I always stuff such folks.|
|Satirist & Sporting Chron. (Sydney) 11 Feb. 3/3: His Excellency entertained the Right Worshipful the Mayor to dinner [...] The Mayor, it is said, is stuffed and crammed daily by his Excellency — consequently he would know more about these matters.|
|Mysteries and Miseries of N.Y. I 111: I can stuff him with anything. Why he thinks I’m one of the best lawyers at the bar!|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 104: stuff to make believe, to chaff, to tell false stories [...] to make false but plausible statements, to praise ironically, to make game of a person, ― literally, to stuff him with gammon or falsehood.|
|Behind the Bars 145: ‘But say, George, wouldn’t you rather be a slave than to be free?’ ‘Now see heah, you white nigger, I spects you tryin’ ter stuff dis darkey.’.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 18 Apr. 10/3: When you read that he has received ‘the following information from an undoubted source,’ or ‘on the best authority,’ or the like, you can guess I’m in it. Let it rip. He played the skunk when I made a slight slip. I’ll stuff him this evening again.|
|Tony Drum 47: Don’t try to stuff me up. I know better.|
|Powers That Prey 225: [She] required that things be definitely demonstrated to her before being satisfied that she was not being ‘stuffed’.|
|Marvel 23 Dec. 676: Someone has been stuffing you up, Carrington.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 24 Nov. 43/1: ‘Whiskis all over him? Gerrout, yeh can’t stuff me!’ breathed an incredulous neighbor.|
|Madcap of the School 32: ‘Whom shall I believe? Everybody tries to stuff me!’ wailed the injured Cynthia.|
|Three Soldiers 66: ‘Why, a fellow back in that rest camp told me that it took four or five days to get anywhere.’ ‘He was stuffing you,’ said Eisenstein. ‘They used to run the fastest trains in the world in France.’.|
|Child of Norman’s End (1967) 134: ‘Oh, you’re stuffing us!’ protested Cynthia.|
|Pimp 191: That young bitch [...] is gone lazy. She’ stuffing on you.|
3. as a general euph. for fuck v. (1)
|Sporting Times (London) 15 Feb. 3/1: ‘Go and stuff yourself!’ yelled Dicky roared the witness.|
|For the Rest of Our Lives 246: I’m off back to the Div. They can stuff their job.|
|Less Deceived 32: Ah, were I courageous enough / To shout Stuff your pension!‘Toads’|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 171: Stuff you and Durham.|
|All Night Stand 35: ‘Stuff that,’ Gerry grunts, ‘I want to get home.’.|
|Sir, You Bastard 60: Tell him he can stuff his promises.|
|Sat. Night at the Palace (1985) 20: Stuff off, man!|
|Sky Ray Lolly 32: I went to the pond and threw bread to the ducks – / ‘Stuff your Mother’s Pride’ they said, / ‘We want worms.’.|
|White Shoes 168: Like Murray said, you don’t stuff with the Nortons.|
|White Shoes 225: Seems like a shame to stuff up a good pair of track-suit pants.|
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] There’s a [drug] handover set for [...] 7 p.m. There was a bit of stuffing around, they didn’t get there till quarter past.|
|Indep. Mag. 12 June 8: To hell with the family, sod the job, stuff the bills.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 13 Feb. 1: But she’s obviously nervous that she might stuff it up.|
|Indep. on Sun. 27 Feb. 25: If by some strange quirk of science we’ve stuffed up, we’ll put our hands up.|
|Falls 421: Well, stuff your miserable paper and stuff you.|
|Mystery Bay Blues 48: Now, as well as stuffing up my back, you can bet the cops’ll be looking for me.|
|Tales of the Honey Badger [ebook] Bees? Stuff ’em.|
4. to place a false name on a payroll so as to draw the salary illegally.
|Herald (Los Angeles) 28 Oct. 9/1: De Kernel was in his place fixin’ up some business about stuffin’ de great register.|
|Love, Life and Work [Internet] Tom found the name on the pay-roll, and as Tom could not remember how the name got there, he at first thought the pay-roll was being stuffed.|
5. to defeat, to outwit.
|Gun in My Hand 166: Wait till we clean up Otago on Wednesday. We’ll stuff em.|
|All Bull 70: The generation that stuffed Hitler is to be admired.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 109/1: stuff to defeat severely, often in sport; c.1920.|
|Cartoon City 26: The bad news is that Brazil are going to stuff Holland tonight.|
|Eve. Standard 28 Oct. 7/4: ‘We were done over — comprehensively,’ was the private verdict of a senior Labour politican [...] ‘The French stuffed us’.|
6. (US black, also stuff up) to attack, verbally or physically.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 102: Applying muscle is seen, for example, in a number of sports-related terms – to fire, to gun, to stuff, to stick.|
|Sat. Night at the Palace (1985) 13: So because I want to stuff him up, Carstens has a big shit from the bench. Says I mustn’t cause strop.|
7. to cause trouble for; thus stuffed adj.
|Curvy Lovebox 66: I’ll get stuffed tomorrow.|
a glutton; also attrib.
|Scripscrapologia 4: When I hear Doctor Stuffgut intemperance decry, / While his table, from skies, earth and sea. Is decked out with dainties, — sure that’s all my eye.|
|Gentleman’s Mag. Mar. 266/2: I have the honour to remain, your lordship’s very humble servant, Stuffgut Gormandize, General-in-Chief.|
|Goethe: a New Pantomime 252: The sages / In their fat lists of stuff-guts of all ages.|
|Worcs. Chron. 20 Nov. 4/3: Michaelmas fair (or, as it was popularly but coarsely called, Stuff-gut fair).|
|Aristophanes’ Apology 112: In me, ’t was equal-balanced flesh rebuked / Excess alike in stuff-guts Glauketes / Or starveling Chairephon.|
|Western Mail 28 Feb. 4/7: In the county of Angelsea there lived a most remarkable physician, a slovenly stuff-gut, of a hang-dog of a Saxon-type.|
(N.Z.) a euph. for fuck about v. (1)
|Real Thing 19: They weren’t in the mood for being stuffed around.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
see grease a fat sow in the arse under grease v.1
see sense 1 above.
1. to ruin, to make a mess of.
|Bulletin issues 5626-33 105/2: We argued that Australia would go down the gurgler, that we’d be a lot of galahs, if we allowed the forces of globalism to stuff up our lingo.|
|Something Fishy (2006) 40: Stuffing up a fisheries operation [...] The press are going to love it.|
|Davey Darling 45: Anything I said these days was getting me in the shit. [...] He was intent on beating me even when he’d stuffed it up himself.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 238: Newsreaders [...] go to the toilet, just like you. We stuff up, just like you.|
2. see sense 2 above.
3. see sense 6 above.
(N.Z.) an excl. of annoyance or surprise.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 203: stuff and butter it! Exclamation of exasperation. [...] stuff and butter me! Exclamation of surprise.|
a euph. excl. for fuck it! excl.
|Poor Man’s Orange 69: ‘Ah, stuff it,’ replied Suse concisely. ‘Go tell the bacon factory they need yer.’.|
|Fings I i: All right, mate, stuff it.|
|Chips with Everything II x: Cut it! stuff it! Shoot your load on someone else, take it out on someone else.|
|Blood Brothers 117: MacDonald just looks at her an’ says, ‘Aww, stuff it, bitch! Ah quit!’.|
|Down and Out 112: I’m not coming back on Monday just to collect my pay, so you can fucking stuff it.|
|Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 155: P.S. Joe Bob says to stuff it.|
|Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 262: Stuff it, I didn’t want to be a nun anyway.|
see stick it up your arse! under stick it! excl.
an excl. of surprise, astonishment.
|Gun in My Hand 206: Well, what d’ya know? Old Georgie. Stuff me sideways. You really rocked me.|
|Steptoe and Son [TV script] Cor, stuff my old boots.‘Man of Letters’|
|Soho 121: ‘Conducted tour of all the haunted spots in Soho.’ ‘Stuff me!’.|
(N.Z./S.Afr.) a euph. for fuck off! excl. (1)
|Sat. Night at the Palace (1985) 20: Stuff off, man!|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 109/1: stuff off! a strong request to leave.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|