1. [mid–19C] (US) nonsense, a ‘fairy–story’ [i.e. a ‘pipe-dream’].
2. [1910s–50s] (US Und.) an opium pipe; an opium addict [the bamboo pipe].
3. [1970s] (W.I.) the penis.
[late 19C–1950s] (US drugs) an opium smoker.
[1920s–60s] (US drugs) to smoke opium.
SE in slang uses
[mid-19C] a blow, usu. when offered in place of the tip that is requested.
[mid–late 19C+] a thrashing.
[20C+] (W.I.) a wedding according to Hindu rites; thus marry under bamboo.