1. a drink.
|Artie (1963) 101: ‘Package? What’s that?’ ‘W’y, a load, a jag!’.|
|DN III:viii 584: package, n. A load of liquor; enough to make one stagger. ‘He is carrying a package to-night.’.‘Word-List From Western Indiana’ in|
|Prison Community (1940) 334/1: package, n. [...] a small amount of liquor.|
2. (US) a police record; a jail sentence .
|My Life in Prison 31: ‘What sort of a package?’ ‘Package?’ I asked [...] ‘Oh, you mean the sentence?’.|
|Glitter Dome (1982) 206: There’s nothing in his package about any gook associates.|
3. (US, a man, a person; thus US Und.) a kidnap victim.
|Great Magoo 46: Say, what kind of package was this New York number?|
|(con. 1920s) Schnozzola 84: Zimp pretended to be a very bad package.|
|Jailbait Street (1963) 20: Your boozy old lady ain’t no prize package.|
|Chosen Few (1966) 43: In this case it was a dark little package from Washington, D.C., named Tanback.|
4. (US drugs) a bulk supply of a given drug.
|Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 8 Dec. 2/7: [headline] Caught Smuggling Package of Cocaine into City Jail. Bundle of ‘Sugar’ was too small and Trusty pounced.|
|Prison Community (1940) 334/1: package, n. A parcel of narcotics.|
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 32: Never be without, that’s what it’s all about. If you had a good package you could sell it, but if you had a bad package and you were the only one with a package you could sell it. The bad package is the customer’s last resort.|
|Corner (1998) 7: They’re back in business on Mount Street, too, where Diamond in the Raw has the best package.|
|Wire ser. 1 ep. 3 [TV script] We be doin’ even better when we get that new package.‘The Buys’|
|Alphaville (2011) 223: A package was ten bundles - a hundred bags of dope - and would set you back a thousand bucks.|
5. an attractive and usu. small, neat woman.
|Hepcats Jive Talk Dict. 15/2: Package, a girl.|
|Popular Det. July [Internet] ‘Some gorgeous package, ain’t she?’ Willie took a gander at the doll. He had to admit she was.‘Klump a la Carte’|
|Venetian Blonde (2006) 162: It didn’t make sense that Rinny Jim would part from a lusty package like Maggie.|
|Semi-Tough 202: ‘Can I bring you a package? [...] I can probably scare up a friend of Crazy Iris or somebody.’ I said, ‘If you do, you’d better bring along somebody to fuck her. I’m whipped.’.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 36: I was turning my head to yank the package he’d fingered.|
6. (US Und.) a (long) prison term.
|DAUL 151/1: Package. [...] 2. (P) A long prison sentence; any prison term. ‘I’d wrap up (commit suicide) if I had a package like yours to carry.’.et al.|
7. (US) a baby, a pregnancy.
|Godfather 14: Have you dishonored my family? Have you given my daughter a little package to remember you by now that the war is over.|
8. (US) the male genitals.
|implied in surprise package n.|
|White Boy Shuffle 40: I told him Hitler had only half a package.|
|Tattoo of a Naked Lady 142: Turning to admire his package in the tight pants.|
|Turning Angel 172: He kept pulling on his package while he talked to me.|
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] [She] walked by and gave my package a casual squeeze , as if [...] my dick were an avocado.|
|OG Dad 100: A package bigger than Johnny Wadd’s.|
9. (US) the vagina.
|(con. 1985–90) In Search of Respect 315: Candy: [smiling at Primo over the slang term ‘package,’ meaning vagina] [...] No, no, no, you want the package [grabbing her crotch with both hands and making us roar with laughter] you pay for the whole package deal [pointing at two of her children].|
10. (US prison) a positive report on a prisoner [the package of papers on which it is written].
|Prison Sl. 103: Package also Parole Package Positive documentation, verifying the ways an inmate is trying to better himself.|
|POZ Jan. [Internet] Slang for HIV: ‘The monster,’ ‘the package,’ ‘that shit’ (prison); ‘the virus’.|
12. (US) the male genitals.
|Pain Killers 79: You gotta package, don’tcha? I bet you’re a regular Johnny Hog-leg.|
1. (US) a fool.
|Western Chron. 4 Aug. 5/4: A ‘prize packet,’ which means an amateur [actor] who has paid [a professional company] for the privilege of exhibiting his incompetence.|
|Marvel 12 Nov. 4: Why, old man, you’re a prize packet.|
|Magnet 15 Feb. 3: Isn’t he a prize packet?|
|Front Page Act III: I’ve got a hell of a nerve to ask you to marry me. I’m a prize package, all right.|
|Whizzbang Comics 76: I get it, guv. A regular Fifth of November prize packet.|
|Killer’s Wedge (1981) 139: Come on, prize package.|
|Cannibals 156: I get along with her beautifully, prize package that I am.|
|Raging Bull 48: My guard yelled up to him, ‘Hey, Tully, I got another prize package for you.’.|
2. an excellent example.
|Sporting Times (London) 8 Oct. 1/3: Bert was strolling out with Bella, a prize packet of delights.|