1. in sexual senses, playing on ride v. (1a)
(a) [late 16C] a prostitute.
(b) [17C] the vagina.
2. [1990s+] (UK black) the ‘real world’, which exists on the streets, rather than in the protected environments of home, office, family etc.; thus roadboy, a friend or ally [var. on street, the n.].
SE in slang uses
[late 19C+] (Aus.) a tramp, someone who has no fixed abode.
1. [late 19C–1900s] (US, Western) a highway robber; also attrib.
2. [late 19C] (Aus.) a bushranger.
[20C+] horse manure.
[2000s] a particularly crowded event.
[1970s+] (US campus) beer.
see bull n.5 (5)
[1980s+] (US black/prison) an extremely intimate friend.
[1980s+] (drugs) amphetamines.
1. [1920s–30s] (US tramp) a tramp who is perpetually riding the trains.
2. [2000s] a girl or young woman who follows rock bands and offers herself for sex.
3. (US) a large and ostentatious automobile.
[late 19C–1940s] (US) a young tramp; the (catamitic) companion of an older jocker n.1 (2)
1. [1970s+] any form of creature (usu. small animals or birds) killed by a vehicle on the roads and used for food.
2. [1970s+] a person or object that is considered absolutely useless, i.e. ‘dead meat’.
3. attrib. use of sense 2.
4. [1990s+] a recently shaved vagina.
see under -louse sfx
[1980s] (US campus) a camper van or recreational vehicle.
[mid–late 19C] used of a woman who is menstruating.
1. [1920s–50s] (US) an itinerant thief.
2. [2010s] (UK black) a street-level drug dealer.
3. [2010s] (UK black) a popular, fashionable male.
[1970s+] (US gay) a gay hitch-hiker, looking for sex with those who pick him up.
[1970s+] (orig. US) cuts, scratches and grazes resulting from a fall off a motor-cycle, bicycle or skateboard.
[2010s] (UK black/teen) one who lives their life in the street, prob. as a gang member.
[1900s–30s] (N.Z.) an unsophisticated country person, a bushman; an itinerant worker.
see road brew
[1920s] (US tramp) a female tramp.
[late 18C] (UK Und.) a thief who works in the street, e.g. a pickpocket.
[1990s+] (US tramp) experienced as a tramp.
[20C+] (US tramp) money.
[late 19C] (UK tramp) a long coat made without pockets.
[1980s+] (US campus) a promiscuous woman.
[1930s–40s] (US) of a tramp, ‘wise’ in the ways of travelling.
[1920s–50s] (US) crimes committed by an itinerant thief.
1. stylish, fashionable.
2. vulgar, showy.
[late 19C+] (US/US black) to avoid, to ignore.
see separate entry.
[2000s] (N.Z.) unemployed.
[late 19C–1930s] in prison, thus go over the road, to be imprisoned.
[1930s] tobacco that is extracted from discarded ‘fag-ends’ and recycled in a pipe or ‘roll-up’.
[1990s+] the female anus as a hosting place for a penis.
[19C] the vagina.
1. (UK Und.) committed for trial.
2. elsewhere, e.g. Scotland viewed from London.