Green’s Dictionary of Slang

blow job n.1

also blow, blowie
[blow v.2 (1c) + job n.2 (2)]
(orig. US)

1. (also job) fellatio; also attrib.

[US] in G. Legman Limerick (1953) 82: [He] slipped out of his hut / To look for a slut / Who knew the very fine art of Blow.
[US] ‘Chambers & Hiss in Betrayed’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 125: Alger [...] you give such good blow jobs!
[US]‘Swasarnt Nerf’ et al. Gay Girl’s Guide 18: The following words or phrases are frequently used, seriously or facetiously, in a sense the same as, or equivalent to, their meaning in straight English (Slang) [...] blow-job.
[US]‘Swasarnt Nerf’ Gaedicker’s Sodom-on-the-Hudson 21: A pulchritudinous sailor or soldier desiring a maximum of blowjobs in a minimum period of time.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 163: Down in cunt valley where gizzum does flow, / The cocksuckers work for a nickel a blow.
[US]H.S. Thompson Hell’s Angels (1967) 92: Hell, yes, I’ll take a blow-job any day for ten bucks.
[US]N. Heard Howard Street 24: A place to cop a fast blow job from a fag.
[US]San Diego Sailor 79: He didn’t let his teeth get in the way before he began kissing it in earnest. It wasn’t the best job I’ve ever had. But I was so hot for him [etc.].
[US](con. 1950s) D. Goines Whoreson 56: The boys and I had discussed blowjobs before.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 34: act of sucking the penis until ejaculation [...] job.
[US]C. Loken Come Monday Morning 54: I get me three-four screws, two-three blows a day.
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 39: [He] obtained true satisfaction from one blow job given.
[US]S. King Different Seasons (1995) 457: I heard she throws blowjobs for jukebox nickels.
[UK]Kirk & Madsen After The Ball 307: Do you want a hot, wet blow job?
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 14: The Pepper Patch girls always made money because they freelanced handjobs under the tables and blowjobs in the backbooths.
[US]A. Rodriguez Spidertown (1994) 139: Well you so bad off [...] Why doncha go to my friend Frankie? He’ll give you some rocks for a real good blow.
[Aus]P. Temple Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] Pitman looked like he’d been bitten in a blow job.
[US](con. 1970s) G. Pelecanos King Suckerman (1998) 66: One shockingly quick blow job.
[US]C. Fleming High Concept 120: How about a blow for that blow.
[US]Source Nov. 102: [advert.] I want a blow job and I’m not kiddin’ / Work it in your mouth ’til your head starts spinnin’.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 29 Oct. 12: When I picked up that young baseball player [...] and gave him a blow job in the woods . . . God!
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 73: —Ah don’t expect a blow. — Glad to hear it darling.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Layer Cake 10: It’s like selling anything else, washing machines, blow jobs, handmade shoes.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 18 Feb. 11: The blokes [...] are dreadful, joshing in such a crude, witless manner about ‘blow jobs’.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Leaving Bondi (2013) [ebook] ‘What about blow jobs? [...] Is there any chance of finding a polish in here?’.
[US]F.X. Toole Pound for Pound 61: Women [...] offered to barter tits and ass and blow jobs.
[UK]R. Milward Apples (2023) 139: [M]e and Deb were probably just jealous of her blowjob lips and tanning.
[SA]Sun. Times (S. Afr.) Lifestyle 27 Jan. 10: I met this guy in a public toilet and he paid me for a blowjob. It was easy money.
[Scot]T. Black Gutted 50: A blow then, or a chug for a tenner?
[UK]K. Richards Life 215: The next thing I know she’s giving me a blow job.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] Drinking a piña colada and getting a blow job from a fan.
[US]J. Dicker Harry Quebert Affair (2015) 27: Cock sucking, blow jobs, giving head, playing the skin flute [...] America is a pecker paradise.
[Ire]L. McInerney Glorious Heresies 33: [T]aking blowjob bribes in a back street off the quay.
[US]Mother Jones July/Aug. 🌐 Roberts shackled her, brought her to an office, and told her to give him a blow jo.
[UK]Guardian CiF 5 Dec. 🌐 My favourite office party story involved a girl ten years older than me, a blowie in the backseat of the taxi on the way home and having to pay the soiling charge after she threw up.
[US]D. Winslow Border [ebook] Jacqui’s giving a front seat blow job. Because she won’t give a back seat blowie.
[US]T. Pluck Boy from County Hell 63: [H]e asked if they liked blow jobs.
M. Purkiss on Twitter 1 July 🌐 Did you see on the news that story about the footballer who got caught getting a blowie off his mistress behind his cancer-suffering wife’s back.

2. (US black) cunnilingus.

[US]L. Pettiway Workin’ It 230: I used to even buy head from men and shit like that. Buy blow jobs from men. Blow job, baby, let them suck the pussy.

In compounds

In phrases

give someone a blow job (v.)

(US campus) in fig. use, to toady to.

[US]Baker et al. CUSS 83: Blow, give him a — job Curry favor with a professor.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 50: Would I become a $60,000-a-year ad exec giving blowjobs to the Cheerios account representative so I could keep writing jingles?