1. (US black) gossip.
|Jive and Sl.|
2. (US gang/gay) a victim, prey; a sex object.
|Queens’ Vernacular 84: food generic for men as sex objects.|
|N.Y. Press 30 Oct.–5 Nov. 10/4: Bloods can be deadly. [...] ‘You cross me, you’re food,’ one told me. ‘Food means you’re eaten. Dead.’.|
3. (UK black) a drug, e.g. cannabis.
|www.grimepedia.co.u [Internet] Peng Food is a CD released by the artist Frisco, but it is also a larger showcase for the grime label Alwayz Recordings.|
|Mirror Online 1 Sept. [Internet] Food — the code word for drugs. Crack and heroin referred to as ‘hard food’.|
|‘Hashtag’ [lyrics] Everyday man moves food / I swear down man come like some waiter.|
SE in slang uses
a group of prisoners who cook their own food.
|Guardian G2 11 Feb. 4: On a spur, or a landing, food boats were formed, comprising three or four associates who pooled their prison wages and purchased meat and vegetables.|
|A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 471: The premier food-boat on Red Spur was known as ‘The Bears’, due to its members’ huge size and the gargantuan meals they ate.|
(US black) the stomach.
|‘Ebonics’ [lyrics] Jealous is jelly, your food box is your belly.|
|B.E.F. Times 22 Jan. (2006) 291/1: A tin lid, which we fasten on our top-knobs with a strap under the food-grinder.|
(Aus.) a tramp.
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
see under beast n.