1. an ejaculation; an act of sexual intercourse.
|‘Tear Duff Billy’ Ri-tum Ti-tum Songster 17: For my two shoots, / I forked her out a tanner.|
|‘Smutty Jonathans’ Nancy Dawson’s Cabinet of Songs 43: Being friskily inclined, / I met a mot so fair and kind, / When to have a shoot – I did require, / ’Stead of her – I poked it into the fire.|
2. (UK Und./Aus.) constructed with the, dismissal from a job or place of residence.
|Swell’s Night Guide 50: ‘Your doss gorger cracked a wid about you to me, and said she must give you the shoot.’ ‘Shoot! what for?’ roared poor Fuzzy [...] ‘Why because you made a dunniken of your cupboard, and used to lag in the coffee pot.’.|
|Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.].|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 5 Jan. 4/8: All shall depart where no shop-walker’s wink / Spells a ‘surprise’ or ‘shoot’.|
3. (W.I.) one who is infected with an STD.
|Official Dancehall Dict. 48: Shoot a person who is shooting is infected with V.D.: u. de gal a shoot.|
4. see shot n.1 (3a)
5. see shout n.
to be dismissed from a job.
|Fact’ry ’Ands 183: Get er move on, ’r you’ll get ther shoot.|
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
|Missing Link [Internet] Ch. vi: That was the third time he’d gone on th’ spree, an’ ther Perfesser ’ad warned him if it ’appened again he’d get the shoot.|
1. see up the chute under chute n.
2. see up the spout under spout n.2
see separate entry.