Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dot n.2

[lit. or fig. resemblance]

1. (US Und.) a useless person.

[US]Ladies’ Repository (N.Y.) Oct. VIII:37 316/1: Dot, a worthless fellow.
[UK]E. Greey Queen’s Sailors II 160: You in-fer-nal old dot.

2. the face.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 16 May 10/1: I could always depend on your shot, / And so could old hell-fire Cox, / For he used to look round for your dot / The moment he stepped on his box.
[UK]Howard & Everard [perf. Gus Elen] ‘’e ’as my symperfy’ 🎵 If I wos in ’is shoes, I know I’d go clean off my dot.

3. (Aus./US) an attractive young woman.

[UK]A. Day Mysterious Beggar 336: Y’ know my little dot, I’m dead gone on yer.
[Aus]Sport (Adelaide) 4 Sept. 5/6: V is for Vera, a quaint little dot.
[US]‘Digg Mee’ ‘Observation Post’ in N.Y. Age 21 Sept. 10/6: Maybe he should be on his way, ’cause ‘his’ dot and the ‘duke’ Robertson still do play.

4. (Aus.) the anus.

[Aus]D. Niland Big Smoke 41: Shove it up your black dot.
[US]Trimble 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular.
[Aus]A. Weller Day of the Dog 18: That car was ’ot like Polly’s dot.
[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 88: The extent and variety of the Lingo terms for genitals and other body areas hints at a determined, if perverse, use of euphemism [...] Such terms, though, seem sterile and colourless to the Lingoist who prefers such delights as [...] [...] bum dot, backside (spot your dot being an affectlonate invitation to take a seat).

5. (lesbian) the clitoris.

[US]Trimble 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular.
[US]Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 131: Boy in the boat (clitoris, button, dot, joy buzzer, cockpit).

In exclamations

In phrases

dot (in the eye) (n.)

a punch (in the eye).

[UK]S. Mackenzie [perf. Arthur Roberts] ‘Aftr You With That’ 🎵 I said, when I gave him a dot, [Chorus] 'After you with that! / After you with that! / Pardon my little intrusion, / I think there's a little delusion,.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

dothead (n.) [the Hindu bindi or caste mark worn by married women]

(US) a derog. term for an Indian.

[US]N.Y. Times 12 Oct. n.p.: A group of teenagers giggled and joked about the beatings of ‘dotheads’ [R].
[US]R. Price Clockers 157: The manager says nothing’s going on there, but I think he’s a lying dothead geek.
posting at 🌐 Well i already have that mag so i put it back and the fucking TowelHead Dothead asshole makes me buy it.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] ‘They’re sucking up to Latinos, Asians, the dotheads’.

In phrases

dot on the card (n.) [image of making a form of notation, e.g. on a register]

1. (UK Und.) a well-known person, usu. meaning too well-known for a criminal.

[UK](con. 1950s–60s) in G. Tremlett Little Legs 193: dot on the card someone well known, often meaning that he/she is too well known in criminal terms.

2. a certainty.

[UK]L. Dunne Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 97: With him being in the Army it was a dot on the card that the mot was a domestic of some kind.
put the dot on (v.)

(US) to murder.

[US]S. Sterling ‘The Kiss and Tell Murders’ Popular Detective May 🌐 But then we’d get you sooner or later [...] Even if Clem didn’t put the dot on you first.
spot your dot (v.) [billiards jargon spot, to place a ball ]

(Aus.) an invitation to sit down.

[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 88: The extent and variety of the Lingo terms for genitals and other body areas hints at a determined, if perverse, use of euphemism to avoid the use of perfectly respectable words like testicles, penis, vagina, and posterior [...] spot your dot being an affectionate invitation to take a seat).
to a dot (adv.)

(US) completely.

[US]A. Trumble Mysteries of N.Y. 43: This suggestion evidently suits Black Eyes to a dot.
[US](con. WW1) E.C. Parsons Great Adventure 255: [T]the French knew to a dot just what was going on in front of them .
year dot (n.) (also day dot, year one)

a very long time ago; usu. from the year dot, for ever.

[UK]W. Pett Ridge Minor Dialogues 166: I reckon he was born in the year dot, that ’orse was.
E. Wallace Again Sanders 109: He was constantly rediscovering obvious things, or revivifying theories that had been decently interred in the year dot.
[US]P.G. Brewster ‘Folk “Sayings” From Indiana’ in AS XIV:4 264: Time expressions commonly heard include [...] ‘since the year One’.
[US] ‘Old Zebra Dun’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 81: If you can whirl a lasso like you rode old Zebra Dun, / You’re the man I’ve been looking for every since the year of one.
[US]T. Berger Sneaky People (1980) 156: You been married since the Year One.
[Aus]D. Ireland Glass Canoe (1982) 12: Danny knew every football statistic of Rugby League from the year dot.
[UK]S. Armitage ‘The Ship’ in CloudCuckooLand 19: Travellers in time from the year dot.
[UK]K. Waterhouse Soho 101: Old crones who were artists’ models in the year dot.
DJ Cameo 1Xtra [BBC radio] Busting new talent. That’s what we’ve been doing from day dot.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 395: The rash ay warehouses, cobbled streets and tenemented dwellings adores its sons and hates auld flatfoot who’s brought nowt but grief doon here since the year dot.
[UK]G. Krauze What They Was 310: You’ve been programmed from day dot.