Green’s Dictionary of Slang

blind adj.1

also blinded
[fig. unable to see; senses 1 and 3 through intoxication]

1. [early 17C+] extremely drunk.

2. [1920s+] (gay) uncircumcised [the foreskin renders the penis unable to ‘see’].

3. [1950s+] (orig. US Und.) intoxicated from drug use.

In derivatives

blindness (n.)

[late 19C] drunkenness.

In compounds

blind alehouse (n.) (also blind hostelry, ho...tavern) [? the lack of a sign outside the building]

1. [mid-16C-mid-18C] (UK Und.) an inn or tavern whose customers are mainly villains.

2. [late 16C] (UK Und.) a tavern that permits whores to work on its premises; a house of assignation.

blind cock (n.) [cock n.3 (1)]

[1980s+] (US gay) an uncircumcised penis.

blind meat (n.) [meat n. (2)]

[1920s+] (US gay) an uncircumcised penis.

In phrases

blind as Chloe (adj.) [mainly Aus. use from late 19C]

[late 18C+] very drunk.

make the blind (to) see (v.)

[1960s+] (US gay) to fellate an uncircumcised penis.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

blind alley (n.)

[late 19C] the vagina.

blind boy (n.) (also blind fellow, boy)

[late 17C] the penis.

blind buzzard (n.)

[mid-17C–early 19C] a partially sighted person.

blind cheeks (n.) [the shape of the ‘nether cheeks’]

[early 17C–late 19C] the posteriors; thus buss blind cheeks, kiss my arse.

blind Cupid (n.) [Cupid, the god of love, is often painted as blind]

1. [late 18C–early 19C] an ugly blind man.

2. [early 19C] the buttocks.

blind date (n.)

see separate entry.

blind dragon (n.) [SE dragon, a fierce old woman; she casts a ‘blind eye’ on her charge’s frolics]

[1920s–30s] (UK society) a chaperon(e).

blind eye (n.)

see separate entry.

blind fair (n.)

[late 16C- early 17C] (UK Und.) a country fair, unattached to a specific town, that permits illegal activities, e.g. horse-coping.

blind Freddie (n.)

see separate entry.

blind hash (n.)

a form of stew without meat, effecticely a thick vegetable soup.

blind harper (n.)

[late 17C–mid-19C] a beggar who fakes blindness, distracting attention from the disguise by playing a harp or fiddle.

blind hookey (n.) [proper name Blind Hookey, a card-game in which five cards are dealt face down. The dealer takes the centre card and, if that is the highest, wins all the bets; if it is the lowest, the dealer pays all four]

[mid-19C–1900s] madness, foolishness, a leap in the dark; also as adj.

blind mullet (n.)

see separate entry.

blind pig/pigger (n.)

see separate entries.

blind robin (n.) [the red herring and the robin’s red breast]

[mid-19C+] (US) a smoked herring.

blindside (v.)

see separate entry.

blind tiger (n.)

see separate entry.

blind Tom (n.)

[1900s] (US) a generic blind man, the linguistic equivalent of Aus. blind Freddie n. (1)

In phrases

Blind Billy’s bargain (n.)

see separate entry.

blind cobbler’s thumb (n.)

see separate entry.

blind man’s holiday (n.) [once night falls there is nothing – in a pre-street-light world – for a blind man to see]

1. [late 16C–1900s] night-time.

2. [late 17C–early 18C] nightfall, the dusk.

In exclamations