1. [mid-16C; early 18C+] a derog. term for a (fat) woman; occas. of a man.
2. [1910s+] a general term of abuse, irrespective of gender.
[1960s] a derog. term applied to a woman.
[1950s] a derog. term applied to an ugly woman.
[1960s] (Aus.) any area of a hotel (i.e. public house) reserved for women only.