1. the penis.
|Wit at Several Weapons III i: [Women] keep Clowns to stop gaps, and drive in pegs.|
|Rabelais III Prologue: In the name of... the four hips that engendered you, and to the quickening peg which at that time conjoined them.(trans.)|
|Virgil Travestie (1765) Bk I 12: Lifting one Leg, / And pulling out his trusty Peg.|
|‘Jolly Jack of all Trades’ in Pepys Ballads (1987) IV 263: Sometimes I am a Joyner and have for ]one a Peg.|
|Gargantua and Pantagruel (1927) II Bk IV 272: Fare thee well, friend hole: she reparteed, Save thee, friend peg. Quoth Fryar John, what could they say more, were he all peg and she all Hole?(trans.)|
|Adam and Eve 210: The masculine Peg, which is hung on by Nature for the Distinction of Sexes.|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy III 68: Th’impatient Bridgroom would not stay, Good Sir, cry they, what Man can play, Till he’s wound up his pegs.|
|‘Come, Draw Your Peg, My Rum One’ in Cockchafer 21: Yours is the peg, but the spiggot-hole is mine!|
|‘Don Giovanni or, The Man Vot Claps ’Em On The Peg’ in Gentleman’s Spicey Songster 28: For he had a long peg, you must know.|
|My Secret Life (1966) II 304: I held her on my peg, grasping her bum.|
|‘Mae West in “The Hip Flipper”’ [comic strip] in Tijuana Bibles (1997) 94: Lotta soon had the drooping roger back in shape [...] here we see her camping on the peg.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 769: Grab that gal and set her on the peg.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 177: The young lovers settled for a near wipe-out sixty nine before a brief ride on Jay’s peg.|
|Boom Bye Bye [lyrics] Gal bend down backway / An accept di peg.|
2. pertaining to the human leg [abbr. SE pegleg].
(a) usu. in pl., a leg.
|Shrove Tuesday 28: My brother [...] Was struck upon the pegs and bit the dust.|
|‘The Summer Morn’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) IV 266: Latona’s son, looks liquorish on / Dame Nature’s grand impetus, / Till his pegs rise, then westward flies / To roger Madam Thetis.|
|Hamlet Travestie II iii: Sit down,—and dam’me if you stir a peg.|
|Doctor Syntax, Consolation (1868) 156/2: There’s many an up, and many a down; / As was the joke of my wife PEG, / Who had one short and one long leg.|
|Exploits and Adventures (1934) 150: He might bawl until he was hoarse for assistance, and no one would stir a peg.|
|Satirist & Sporting Chron. (Sydney) 18 Mar. 2/3: You know the name of no bone in the leg, / Excepting Long Innis’s wooden peg.|
|Mysteries and Miseries of N.Y. I 13: Stir your pegs, old gal, I’m agoin’ to the crib.|
|Biglow Papers (1880) 89: A feller could n’t beg / A gretter blessin’ than to hev one oilers sober peg.|
|Spirit of the Times 26 Jan. (N.Y.) 581: The tarnation critters wouldn’t budge a peg.‘Mike Hooter’s Bar Story’|
|Biglow Papers Ser. 2 (1880) 68: I [...] let myself be sucked in / To rise a peg an’ jine the crowd that went for reconstructin’.|
|Dick Temple I 290: He would have the seven-and-six owing [...] or he wouldn’t move a peg.|
|Destruction of Gotham 167: A young man might stand on his pegs a dozen years or so a dozen hours a day; but an old man like me [...] can’t stand it, gov’nor.|
|Student Sl. in Cohen (1997) 16: wiggle one’s pegs To move one’s legs; to get out of the way. To bestir oneself. To act.|
|Cattle Brands [Internet] I was riding a cream-colored horse, and he was as good a one as ever was built on four pegs.‘At Commanche Ford’|
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 33: Miss Billy Perry gets Waldo Winchester on his pegs again.‘Romance in the Roaring Forties’ in|
|‘Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie’ [lyrics] When I tell you to hold it this time, I don’t want you to move a peg. / And when I tell you to get it, I want you to mess around!|
|Mama Black Widow 51: Ah ain’t movin’ a peg ’til yu gimme’ back mah thurty dollars.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 70: She strode down the street – strong on those DELIRIOUS PEGS.East in|
|Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 27: Fink a chatter with his nibs will set old Les a-trembling on his pegs.|
|(con. 1860s) Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem 183: Sit down and rest your pegs.|
|Black Swan Green 174: Ain’t quick enough on his pegs for jobs like shuntin’ boxes.|
(b) a wooden leg; one who wears one.
|‘Pray Remember Jack’ in Jovial Songster 84: Propp’d with a wooden peg, / Poll I thought would bid me pack.|
|‘A Rum-Un to Look At’ in Libertine’s Songster in Spedding & Watt (eds) I 136: She’s got a vooden leg, / ’Tis a patent going peg.|
|‘Waggle Duff Peg’ in Cuckold’s Nest 27: My name is Bill Shepherd, my voman is Peg, / She’s a rum ’un to pitch up, though she’s got a game leg.|
|‘Ben Battle’ Dublin Comic Songster 56: One end he tied around a beam, / And then removed his pegs, / And as his legs were off, of course, He soon was off his legs.|
|Moby Dick (1907) 142: Aye, aye! it was that accursed white whale that razed me; made a poor pegging lubber of me for ever and a day!|
|‘Ben Battle’ in Laughing Songster 150: The army surgeon made him limbs, / Said he, ‘they’re only pegs, / But there’s as wooden members quite / As represents my legs’.|
|N.-Y. Trib. 10 May B1: Those [i.e. beggars] who have lost their legs and are called ‘pegs,’ in recognition of the wooden limb.|
|Exter & Plymouth Gaz. 8 Mar. 5/2: The boys call him ‘Old Peg’; / The dryest of wood that he has got / In his old wooden leg.|
|Milk and Honey Route 36: He may be called ‘peg’ or ‘peg-leg’ or ‘limpy’.|
|(con. 1830s–60s) All That Swagger 71: He dismounted on a mended peg.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|(con. 1860s) Pedlocks (1971) 19: Perhaps I should have it off, and get rid of the festering devil? Wear a wooden peg?|
(c) (US tramp) a one-legged person.
|Mother of the Hoboes 43: The Rating Of The Tramps. 13 Peg: train rider who lost a foot.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 142: Peg. – [...] A one-legged person.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 811: peg – A one-legged person.|
3. (UK tramp) anywhere a free meal may be found [? play on spike n.2 (1)].
|People of the Abyss 108: This was ‘the peg.’ And by ‘the peg,’ in the argot, is meant the place where a free meal may be obtained.|
4. (US black) in pl., trousers that taper sharply [mid-19C SE peg-top trousers, very wide in the hips and correspondingly narrow at the ankles].
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 76: Pants—Pegs.|
|Rock 11: I’d dressed good, cool shirt, cool pegs, cool brogues.|
|Night Song (1962) 93: I thought I was a hip paddy boy, like some of the kids you see around now in pegs and drapes.|
|Deep Down In The Jungle 139: He was a mean cocksucker by the color of his clothes. / He had a twelve-inch peg and a two-button stitch; / Man, he was a cool looking son of a bitch.|
|(con. 1930s) The Avenue, Clayton City (1996) 165: He looked at the razor-sharp crease in Jipson’s hickory-striped pegs.|
a male homosexual prostitute.
|5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.|
|Maledicta III:2 232: Still more words of this fucking vocabulary are pegboy, per anus, possesh = ‘possession’ of a hobo, pratt, prune pusher (pile driver, etc.).|
1. a male brothel.
|New Era in Amer. Poetry 336: Its pages swarm with literary lamias, prostitutes, pimps, amatory murderers, suicides, syphilitics, cheap hotel bedrooms, peg-house debaucheries.|
|Milk and Honey Route 211: Peg house – A place where, if the hobo wishes, he may meet Angelina.|
|Gas-house McGinty 158: Wouldn’t you look sweet in a peg house you lousy ...|
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|DAUL 154/2: Peg-house. 1. A house of prostitution which includes or specializes in the services of passive pederasts.et al.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 812: peg house – A disorderly house or resort where pederasty is practiced by female impersonators.|
|Playland 73: The late 1880s [...] were the days of the infamous ‘peg-houses,’ a name derived from a Mideast custom in which boys were required to sit on greased wooden pegs to dilate their anuses.|
|Maledicta IX 146: Many of his [i.e. G. Legman’s] other terms (boy or come-on boy, peg house and show house, dick-peddler, floater, handgig, live one, muscle in, trade) prove he used to know the words and music of gay prostitute slang but is now out of date.|
|Cryptonomicon 384: Peg house habitues [...] Pyschotic gunslingers. People who owned slaves.|
2. (US Und.) a prison with a high level of homosexuality.
|DAUL 154/2: Peg-house. [...] Any prison where pederastic degeneracy is common.et al.|
to have sexual intercourse.
|Dict. Sexual Lang. II 922: Peg,-wife-Peg:–I confesse sweete Peg, there stands the Peg, That I had a desire, to have playd at mumble de Peg with all.Countrie Girle cited in Williams|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 108: Entoiser. To copulate; ‘to play at mumble-peg’.|
1. to leave.
|Dryblower’s Verses 34: Mick rolls up his swag abode / An silently pulled his pegs [...] An’ the train drew out at three.‘Mick’|
2. (Aus.) to die.
|(con. 1936–46) Winged Seeds (1984) 127: I’ll die here where I’ve lived [...] That’s all I want, to stay here and have the sky and the stars over me when I pull me pegs.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) to become angry, excited or anxious.