SE in slang uses
1. the vagina.
|‘Eskimo Nell’ in Bawdy Ballads XIV: She shed her garments one by one [...] Till at last she stood in her womanhood, and they saw the great divide.|
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 185: The Great Divide (occurs in the well-known poem ‘Eskimo Nell.’ It also refers to the cleavage [an Australian use from the mountain range], especially a neckline of the Biblical type – Lo and behold – when her dumplings are boiling over).|
2. (Aus.) the cleavage between a woman’s breasts.
|see sense 1.|
(Irish) something, or someone, extremely enjoyable.
|At Swim-Two-Birds 79: It was good gas all right.|
|Best of Myles (1968) 48: It would be great gas to prove the brother wrong for once.|
|Ginger Man (1958) 175: He’s good gas.|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 198: Someone was imitating my accent, and getting great gas out of it.|
|Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 16: It was great gas, with me imagining that I was Roy Rogers on Trigger, galloping after the outlaws.|
|Da (1981) Act I: Your old fellow is great gas.|
|(con. 1930s) Emerald Square 298: The Barn was great gas then, there was always something going on.|
|Snapper 149: He was dying to go and watch a bit of the American Wrestling [...] it was great gas.|
|Sudden Times 142: Oh dearie, dearie me, he said, but you’re great gas.|
|Brooklyn (2015) 36: ‘It’s great gas. You’d enjoy it’.|
see grand-daddy n.
|(con. 1840s–50s) London Labour and London Poor I 394/1: ‘But anything’s better than the house. I’ll live on 4d. a day, and pay rent and all, and starve half my time, rather nor the great house’ (Union).|
(UK Und.) an overcoat.
|Hell Upon Earth 5: Great Joseph, a Stout Coat.|
|Memoirs (1714) 12: Great Joseph, a Stout Coat.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Great Joseph. A sourtout.|
|,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn) .|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
see high muck-a-muck n.
see big pot n.
see under shake n.1
see great shakes under shake n.1
see Big Stoush n.
|Traffic In Narcotics 309: great tobacco. Opium.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 11: Great tobacco — Opium.|
see big boss, the n.
see separate entry.