Green’s Dictionary of Slang

poisoned adj.

[the swelling that often follows actual poisoning; 20C+ use is US black]


[UK]E. Sharpham Cupid’s Whirligig V vii: Was I not marryed yester day? ... like a young marryed woman that’s poisoned before shee is baud, I begin to long alreadie ... to be a bed with my husband.
[UK] ‘Excellent New Medley’ in Ebsworth Roxburghe Ballads (1871) I 14: Sure Meg is poyson’d for she swels.
[UK]Laughing Mercury 8-16 Sept. 184: She [...] being stung very happily in a place that nothing endangered her life; some are of the judgement that she is poysoned; others that the sweling may go down again in a little time.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Poyson’d, Big with Child.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) I 121: Martha be poisoned [...] she be in the family way, we call it poisoned in these parts, when a girl ben’t married.
[US]R. Klein Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].