Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pudding n.

[SE pudding, guts, entrails]

1. [mid-16C–mid-19C] the vagina.

2. [mid-16C–19C] (also white pudding) the penis; thus pudding-bag n., the vagina; pudding prick n., the penis.

3. [late 16C–early 19C] (also pudding-bag, puddings) the stomach.

4. [late 17C–19C] sexual intercourse.

5. [mid-18C] an unborn child, a foetus.

6. [mid-19C] (UK Und.) meat, usu. liver, that has been impregnated with drugs or poison, used by a thief to silence a house dog, thus v. pudding, to drug/kill a dog with such meat.

7. in fig. senses [var. on pie n. (3a)].

(a) [late 19C+] (US) anything easily accomplished.

(b) [late 19C+] of a person, esp. a victim, a weakling, a ‘pushover’.

8. [1900s] (Aus.) in horse-racing, a weight used in handicapping.

9. [1960s+] (US) an affectionate term of address.

10. [1970s] semen.

In compounds

pudding club (n.)

see separate entry.

pudding-pie (n.) [euph.]

[17C] the vagina.

In phrases

black pudding (n.)

1. [mid-19C+] a black man’s penis.

2. [1990s+] (US black) the vagina; thus sexual intercourse.

have hot pudding for supper (v.)

[late 19C] of a woman, to have sexual intercourse.

SE in slang uses

In derivatives

puddingy (adj.)

[late 19C] stupid.

In compounds

pudding-case (n.)

[1900s] (US) a boxing-glove.

pudding-eater (n.)

[1980s] a pimp.


see separate entries.

pudding-house (n.)

1. [late 16C–early 19C] the stomach.

2. [mid-19C] (UK Und.) the workhouse.

pudding sleeves (n.) [the voluminous sleeves of his vestments]

[mid-18C–early 19C] a parson.

pudding-snammer (n.) (also snammer) [snam v.]

[mid-19C] one who robs a cook-shop.

pudding-trap (n.)

[early 19C] the mouth.

In phrases

not a word of the pudding [? simply the idea of not revealing the ‘surprise’ of the final course]

[late 17C–early 18C] keep quiet about it, say absolutely nothing about it.

put a bit of pudding on (v.)

[1950s] (Aus.) to put on weight.

In exclamations

my pudding!

[1930s] (US) a general excl. of dismissal, contempt, negation.