1. to have sexual intercourse (usu. of a man with a woman).
|Vengeance Man (2007) 36: You came because you like getting shafted, puss.|
|(con. WWII) Soldier Erect 45: Shafting the girl up against the whitewashed back wall of the bog.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 89: anal intercourse [...] shaft one in the bum (Brit hetero sl).|
|Trainspotting 104: His so-called best fuckin mate, shaftin his burd!|
|Grits 10: What wus the sheep doin while ee wus shaftin it?|
2. (orig. US) to defeat, to defraud, to harm, to treat unfairly.
|Long Wait (1954) 165: She’s going to have more on her mind than trying to shaft you.|
|Joint (1972) 167: I think you ever so delicately shafted me on my use of the term ‘purlieu’.letter 14 Dec. in|
|Bug Jack Barron 21: Isn’t shafting Bennie Howards enough for one night?|
|Beyond Valley of the Dolls [film script] Here’s your chance to really shaft him.|
|AS L:1/2 65: I shafted him when I found out where he was taking me.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Campus Sl. Mar. 5: shaft – to mistreat or to give someone an unfair deal.|
|Traveller’s Tool 110: There’s a type of ex-pat Australian journo who gets off on shafting his old mates back home.|
|Trainspotting 155: The Beggar [...] he raped us aw that night, sort ay shafted us up oor erses n peyed us oaf.|
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] There’s a public service element in shafting the shaft-worthy.|
|Observer Rev. 13 June 1: The same man shafted him over a policy.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 19 Mar. 14: I did feel a bit sorry for Miller, who was shafted by Fuller.|
|Bug (Aus.) Sept. [Internet] I realise, true league fan, your score card might have Gallop in front for his idiocy in shafting his own judiciary.|
|Artefacts of the Dead [ebook] Our man Sinclair shafted us well and truly [...] Gave out victim’s name away.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 35: Our rabbit ears are tuned to the ABC to watch Richard Carleton interview Bob Hawke, hours after he replaced Bill Hayden as federal Labor leader. By ‘replaced’, I mean shafted, skewered, knifed.|
3. (US campus) to steal.
|Online Sl. Dict. [Internet] shaft v 1. to steal. (‘He shafted my pen.’).|
4. to stab.
|Hell on Hoe Street 177: He wanted my assist lifting some geezer shafted a copper.|
of a woman, suitable for and hopefully susceptible to seduction.
|DSUE (8th edn) 1040/1: since ca. 1950.|
|et al. 4-Play 45: Ma cousin Nina looks intensely shaftable.|