loaf (of bread) n.
a head, esp. brains, intelligence.
|Sporting Times 7 Feb. 1/3: Look what’s on her loaf of bread.‘The Hat Tonic’|
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 145: Loaf: Head.|
|(con. 1900s) in Sporting Times 88: And the thought came into her loaf of bread / Just to pop in her I suppose.|
|Roll On My Twelve 134: Crash the Swede, Crash the Loaf.|
|Argus *Melbourne) 15 Nov. 7s/2: You look slashing in your tit for tat (hat) on the back of your loaf of bread (head).|
|Fowlers End (2001) 131: To Bo-peep on their rolling billows [...] Where their loaves o’ bread repose.|
|Up the Frog 17: There I am wiv me loaf o’ bread on the weeping willow.|
|Much Obliged, Jeeves 129: I shook the loaf sadly.|
|1985 (1980) 223: Sleep = get your head (swede, loaf) down.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 137: Stay on at school / or work your loaf.West in|
|‘Cockney Jack’ [Internet] When Jack finished eating he put his this and that on his loaf of bread, picked up his Isabella, kissed his cheese and kisses, and left for work.|
|Bible in Cockney 30: In three days you’re gonna ’ave your loaf cut off!|
to think, to act intelligently, to work things out; often as imper. use your loaf!
|Night and the City 169: Well, you can use your loaf a bit.|
|They Die with Their Boots Clean 4: You don’t get yourself took prisoner by no Wog, not if you use your loaf you don’t.|
|Look Long Upon a Monkey 84: You could use your loaf.|
|Mr Love and Justice (1964) 63: Naturally, boy! But do use your loaf!|
|(con. WWII) Soldier Erect 79: You want to use your bloody loaf [...] or we’ll never win the war the way you’re carrying on .|
|Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Rodney, use your loaf, you’re never gona pull a tart dressed up like Bertie Bassett?‘Watching the Girls Go By’|
|Kowloon Tong 143: How many sorts are there, Bunt? Use your loaf.|
|Bible in Cockney 69: So, you use your loaf and pour the new rise-and-shine into fresh wineskins.|