1. the vagina.
|‘Green Grow the Rashes O’ in Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 75: The lasses they hae wimble bores, [i.e. small holes] / The widows they hae gashes O.|
|‘Toasts’ in Ri-tum Ti-tum Songster 46: The good doctor who is ever able and ready to stop a lady’s gash.|
|Romance of Lust 15: The pinky gash, with its fleecy hair.|
|My Secret Life (1966) I 28: A big hairy gash, as it semed, under her arse.|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 29: Balafre, f. The female pudendum; ‘the gash’.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl.|
|Anecdota Americana I 72: ‘Here’s where ah cuts de gash dat nevah heals,’ said the groom in an exultant voice.|
|Tropic of Cancer (1963) 249: There is concealed the ugly gash, the wound that never heals.|
|in Limerick (1953) 312: He can tell in a flash / But the scent of a gash / Who its previous tenant has been.|
|Sexus (1969) 239: She did as I told her, pulling her gash open with all her fingers.|
|letter 14 July in Charters I (1995) 499: A fucking veritable GASH – a great slit between the legs.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 246: Yes! Fate has taken her beauty, / And sin has left a sad scar – / (What a gash!, Gertie!).|
|Street Players 131: You shouldn’t mind me gettin’ a little gash in my moustache.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 152: So young men talk about the vagina as [...] a gash, a slit, a pole hole.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: gash n. Vagina. Conveniently rhymes with ‘Hoy, giz a flash of your...’.|
|Get Your Cock Out 6: She skipped to the bathroom to wash her gash.|
|Peepshow [ebook] You gotta hand over the cash if you wanna see some gash.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 439: He never shagged her eftir! Ran away fae her gash like it wis a black hole in space.|
|me-stepmums-too-fuckin-hot-mate at www.fakku.net [Internet] Come’n chuck it in me gash.|
2. (US) the mouth.
|Uncle Tom’s Cabin 332: Shut your old black gash, and get along in with you.|
|Poganuc People 122: Ef Zeph Higgins would jest shet up his gash in town-meetin’, that air school-house could be moved fast enough.|
|Shellback 237: Shet your baboon’s gash.|
|Life In Sing Sing 248: Gash. The mouth.|
|Keys to Crookdom 419: Squealer – an informer [...] open big gash.|
|(ref. to 1910) AS X:1 16/1: gash [...] The mouth.‘Lingo of the Good People’|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|World’s Toughest Prison 800: gash -The mouth.|
3. a collective term for women as sex objects, i.e. offering the potential for sexual intercourse.
|Committee of Fourteen in First Sexual Revolution (1993) 88: Twenty cunts hanging around here. I said last year there was always a chance of picking up a piece of gash in here.|
|Fellow Countrymen (1937) 395: Hennessey, you think of nothing but gash.‘Merry Clouters’ in|
|Call It Sleep (1977) 409: O’Toole don’ have to buy his gash.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 296: The Killer will get you all the gash you want.|
|On the Waterfront (1964) 217: He had to pay for his gash because he wasn’t good-looking enough.|
|Exit 3 and Other Stories 38: Ja’ see the pigs crawling around this place. ’Nough ugly gash to make ole peter wrinkle up next to nothin’.|
|(con. 1973) Times Square 166: Free gash [...] How can you turn it down?|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 36: [He] liked young gash [...] in bed with a fifteen-year-old redhead.|
|‘Girls’ [lyrics] So much gash no time to rest.|
|(con. 1960s) Blood’s a Rover 28: All you kids know from is this college-girl gash.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 193: It’s not healthy a kid your age isn’t chasing gash.|
|Ringer [ebook] n.p.: Got to hand it to the Boneyard. Pulled some gash in here.|
4. any girl or woman, incl. a prostitute.
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 37: Gash [...] An invidious term for woman; synonymous with flip.|
|Manhattan Transfer 238: This guy who’s a wellknown lawyer down town was out in the hall bawlin out his gash about something.|
|‘Hotel Sl.’ in AS XIV:3 Oct. 239/2: gash Prostitute.|
|Naked Lunch (1968) 59: I screw the old gash.|
|Cutter and Bone (2001) 119: This piece of poor spaced-out California child gash.|
|Geek Love 115: They’ll wonder if I’m balling her, decide that I am, and think I must be a hell of a guy if this gorgeous gash puts out for me.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 160: usage: ‘My gash likes me to smooth her up a bit first’.|
|Robbers (2001) 330: He’s shacked up with some gash.|
|Skins ser.1 ep.3 [TV script] Don’t be calling our sister no waste gash, nigga.|
|Pulling a Train’ [ebook] ‘Pulling a train’ [...] came from a period when men treated women like ‘broads’ or ‘gashes’. I’vew heard hobos and cons and street thugs in packs used it since the 1940s.Introduction in|
5. (US) an effeminate, passive homosexual.
|DAUL 77/1: Gash. [...] a passive homosexual.et al.|
|Sweet Daddy 11: Fat chance catching me running after gash.|
|Prison Sl. 60: Queen An extremely feminine, passive homosexual. (Archaic: candy, gash).|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 148: Three fags walked up. Dig their muscles and teased hair. They vibed chorus-line gash.|
6. (US gay) the anus, in the context of sodomy.
|Queens’ Vernacular 155: After he has been opened up (fucked), his ass is referred to as gash, nooky, pussy.|
one who performs cunnilingus.
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 18: gash-eater (n.): A cunnilinctor.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 139: cunnilinctrice, [...] gash-eater (pej.).|
|Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 147: From them she might pick up and more to startle than identify with her sisters use words and expressions such as [...] gash-eater.|
(US) a promiscuous woman; thus a general derog. term for a woman.
|Homeboy 34: That heliumheaded gashgrinder Bermuda Schwartze patting her back going it’s all right now baby.|
|Lawyer 122: He could hear shrill voices shrieking, ‘Cunt lapper,’ ‘Cunt sucker,’ ‘Gash guzzler,’ and ‘Nookey nosher’ .|
1. (US) a womanizer.
|Sl. of Venery.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 482: Supplied [...] in 1931, by the hobo-song specialist, Godfrey Irwin, who stated he heard it ‘on a ranch near Boise, Idaho, between 1910–12’ [...] ‘A friend to Frankie said, / Your Johnny-boy’s a gash-hound, / Sportin’ on a whore-house bed.’.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Corner Boy 28: Everybody knew his reputation as a gash hound.|
|(con. 1950s) Unit Pride (1981) 67: He was the biggest gash hound I’d ever met.|
|(con. 1946) Big Blowdown (1999) 58: You can’t complain about the women [...] Gash-hound like you.|
|zingmagazine 13 [Internet] You’re a gash hound on the prowl.|
|Wire ser. 3 ep. 4 [TV script] Bullshit, Tommy. Once a gash-hound. . .‘Amsterdam’|
2. (US prison) an older homosexual man with a taste for young men or boys.
|DAUL 77/1: Gash-hound. One whose chief avocation is the pursuit of [...] homosexuals, and the like.et al.|
|Prison Sl. 58: Chicken Hawk A bisexual or homosexual who seeks relationships with young attractive men. (Archaic: uncle, gash hound).|
a pornographic magazine.
|Observer 12 Sept. 22: People for whom sex is The Number One Thing wouldn’t actually read us. They’d read the gash mags.|
(Aus.) of a woman, to expose her vagina as an incitement/invitation to intercourse.
|Alt. Eng. Dict. [Internet] flash your gash (phrase) Invitation for intercourse. Australian term.|
of a woman, to masturbate.
|GeorgeCarlin.com [Internet] Masturbation (Female): greasin’ the gash.|
see peddle one’s ass under peddle v.
1. a fake ‘vagina’ sold as a masturbation aid.
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 98 Oct. 24: rubber gashn. Sailor’s favourite. A plastic fanny which the manufacturers claim is ‘better than the real thing’. £8.99.|
2. (also rubber cunt) a term of abuse.
|Outside In Act II: sandy: CUNT! RUBBER CUNT! kate: BITCH! FUCKEN BITCH!|