1. [late 19C+] a coarse, dismissive, jeering noise.
2. with ref. to the colour.
(a) [1910s] the nose [? one that is reddened from drink].
(b) [1960s–70s] (drugs) an abscessed injection site.
(c) [1980s] (US campus) a bloody wound.
3. [1910s+] a rejection, dismissal.
4. [1910s] (US) a failure, a disappointment.
5. [1980s+] (drugs) a woman or man who trades sex for crack cocaine or money to buy the drug [? var. on strawberry n. (5) or pun on abbr. raspberry tart, i.e. tart n. (2)].
[20C+] to make an obscene noise with one’s lips, usu. intended to imply derision; also in fig. use.
see flip one’s banana under bananas adj.
[1960s] to irritate.
[20C+] to deride or dismiss, to escape from.