1. (also briskit) the human chest.
|Brownie of Bodsbeck II 20: I coudna swally my spittle for the hale day, an’ I fand a kind o’ foost, foost, foostin about my briskit.|
|A Dict. of the Turf, The Ring, The Chase, etc. 17: Brisket, or breast Cut — a hit on the breast or collar-bone.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 24 Feb. 3/1: She pitched into the brisket, and applying a prttty considerable foot to the loins, made him put out the best leg foremost.|
|Good for Nothing (1890) 212: My mate [...] sprang up between us to take the ball in his brisket that was meant for me.|
|Log Of A Cowboy 362: And did you notice the pock-marked colonel, baring his brisket to the morning breeze?|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 27 Aug. 14/2: ’Long erbout one I woke up, wet, cold, ’n’ disgusted, t’ find er spout iv water playin’ on me frim somewhere out iv the darkness. I’d got it fair in the brisket, ’n’ was waterlogged frim chin t’ middle.|
|Naval Occasions 292: You’d look fine in a red smuggler’s cap and thigh-boots, Major [...] With a black patch over one eye, and the skull and cross-bones embroidered on your brisket.‘Why the Gunner went Ashore’|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 5 Sept. 8: When they tried to puncture Brillo’s brisket I stoushed ’em.|
|(con. 1835–40) Bold Bendigo 160: You will strip to the buff, my lad, as if you were in the prize-ring, and let him land on the brisket so that I can see whether he knuckles you, or not.|
|Call It Sleep (1977) 101: And he’s afther kickin’ me in the brisket till I’m blue as me own coat!|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 14: If you showed up with a slug in your brisket, Keno and his whole bunch got fired.|
|Solid Mandala (1976) 172: Poor Crankshaw, he was almost obliterated by brisket and a jutting forehead.|
|Patriot Game (1985) 22: Then both of us took a good poke in the brisket but Bill didn’t survive his.|
2. in pl., the female breasts.
|DSUE (8th edn) 137/1: since ca. 1925.|
3. the penis, in phrs. below.
a blow to the chest.
|Annals of Sporting 1 May 346: The historian [...] squared at one of them, and took him a brisketer.|
a Roman Catholic.
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|New Dict. Cant (1795).|
|Dict. Sl. and Cant.|
|Modern Flash Dict. 7: Brisket-beater – a Roman Catholic.|
|Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open [as cit. 1835].|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn).|
|, ,||Sl. Dict.|
|Maronides (1678) VI 37: For women then, for all their freaks, / Lov’d bellies better than their backs; / [...] / Else Marrow-bones and Brisket-beef / Had been poor toyes for Pluto’s Wife .|
a blow to the chest.
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc.|
a thin person.
|DSUE (1984) 50/2: C.19–early 20.|
(US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|in Crime Time mag. No. 28 Oct. [Internet] Parenthetically, he [i.e. Robert Kennedy] did not play bury the brisket and pour the pork with Marilyn Monroe. He did not dip the schnitzel with her.|
of a man, to have intercourse by rubbing his penis between the woman’s breasts.
|5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases 85: fuck a brisket (Vulg.) Coitus Inter Mammae.|