short arm n.
the penis, usu. found in compounds below.
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 207: short-arm tail The penis.|
|Underground Dict. (1972) 169: short arm [...] penis.|
|Black Tide (2012) [ebook] He was wearing a T-shirt saying Even the Short Arm of the Law is Long.|
1. (gay) a male homosexual.
|Queens’ Vernacular 155: The sexually dominant prisoner [...] is called short-arm bandit.|
|Maledicta III:2 233: Still more words of this fucking vocabulary are [...] shortarm bandit (modelled on slot-machine one-armed bandit and Army shortarm inspection, I think).|
2. see short-arm heister
(US Und.) a rapist; thus short-arm heist, rape.
|DAUL 192/2: Short-arm bandit. See Short-arm heister. [...] Short-arm heist. A criminal assault; rape [...] Short-arm heister. A rapist.et al.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 155: The act of rape is a [...] short-arm heist.|
(orig. milit.) medical inspection of the genitals; thus short-arm inspect v.
|AS VIII:3 (1933) 31/2: SHORT ARM DRILL. Venereal inspection.‘Prison Dict.’ in|
|diary 9 July [Internet] Had a short arm inspection on the train. [Ibid.] 10 July Had a short arm this a.m.|
|Wine, Women and War (1926) 307: Short arm inspection between vomits. Doctor sicker than patients.diary 13 Jan. in|
|(con. WWI) Gloss. Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: short-arm. A medical inspection of the penis.|
|(con. WWI) Wings on My Feet 111: Then after ’treat call out for short arm inspection.|
|(con. 1914–18) Songs and Sl. of the British Soldier 161: ‘Short Arm’ Inspection.—Conducted periodically by the M.O. to detect symptoms of venereal disease.|
|A Flying Tiger’s Diary (1984) 45: All of us were scheduled for our ‘short arm’ physical today.18 Nov. in|
|Never Come Morning (1988) 175: I learned how to short-arm inspect from doctors too.|
|Really the Blues 10: After the fingerprinting routine and short-arm inspection [...] we were given numbers.|
|For the Rest of Our Lives 51: ‘Old Sexy just got out of hospital to-day. Remember him?’ ‘The bloke that got it in the tool at Galatos?’ ‘That’s the bloke. And a humdinger he had too. At shortarm inspection the M.O. used to go green with envy.’.|
|(con. 1943–5) To Hell and Back (1950) 60: The first phase of our examination is a short arm.|
|‘Ball of the Freaks’ in Life (1976) 110: There was a crowd in the kitchen, a mob in the hall, / A short-arm inspection by the shithouse wall.et al.|
|Gun in My Hand 225: The Blue Light and the doc sourly on the short-arm inspection.|
|(con. 1930s) Lawd Today 152: I couldn’t pass the shortarm inspection.|
|(con. 1944) Dirty Dozen (2002) 79: Strip down to your bare asses for a shortarm.|
|Pimp 46: [He] directed us [...] to undress for ‘short arm’ inspection.|
|in Law Unto Themselves 257: Shortarm ’spection is when everybody takes his prick outa your pants and lets ’em check it.|
|Burn 5: The funniest thing was having to stand there on our first short-arm parade right out in the open.|
|Lex. Black Eng. 33: Other Black terms for the penis include arm (compare armed services shortarm inspection ‘examination for veneral disease’).|
|Derelicts of Company K 177: Referring to the medical examination of genitals – commonly called the ‘short-arm’ inspection.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 153: GI’s short-arm inspection, i.e., a medical check for VD.|
|Never a Normal Man 89: At my first monthly ‘short arm’ inspection [...] I dropped my trousers and rolled back my foreskin to reveal a quantity of dried-up semen.|