1. (US Und.) a useless person.
|Ladies’ Repository (N.Y.) Oct. VIII:37 316/1: Dot, a worthless fellow.|
|Queen’s Sailors II 160: You in-fer-nal old dot.|
2. the face.
|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.|
|🎵 If I wos in ’is shoes, I know I’d go clean off my dot.[perf. Gus Elen] ‘’e ’as my symperfy’|
3. (Aus./US) an attractive young woman.
|Mysterious Beggar 336: Y’ know my little dot, I’m dead gone on yer.|
|Sport (Adelaide) 4 Sept. 5/6: V is for Vera, a quaint little dot.|
|N.Y. Age 21 Sept. 10/6: Maybe he should be on his way, ’cause ‘his’ dot and the ‘duke’ Robertson still do play.‘Observation Post’ in|
4. (Aus.) the anus.
|Big Smoke 41: Shove it up your black dot.|
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|Day of the Dog 18: That car was ’ot like Polly’s dot.|
|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.
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|Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 131: Boy in the boat (clitoris, button, dot, joy buzzer, cockpit).|
see shove it up your arse! excl.
a punch (in the eye).
|🎵 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,.[perf. Arthur Roberts] ‘Aftr You With That’|
SE in slang uses
(US) a derog. term for an Indian.
|N.Y. Times 12 Oct. n.p.: A group of teenagers giggled and joked about the beatings of ‘dotheads’ [R].|
|Clockers 157: The manager says nothing’s going on there, but I think he’s a lying dothead geek.|
|posting at www.sternfannetwork.com 🌐 Well i already have that mag so i put it back and the fucking TowelHead Dothead asshole makes me buy it.|
|The Force [ebook] ‘They’re sucking up to Latinos, Asians, the dotheads’.|
1. (UK Und.) a well-known person, usu. meaning too well-known for a criminal.
|(con. 1950s–60s) in 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.
|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.|
(US) to murder.
|Popular Detective May 🌐 But then we’d get you sooner or later [...] Even if Clem didn’t put the dot on you first.‘The Kiss and Tell Murders’|
(Aus.) an invitation to sit down.
|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).|
|Mysteries of N.Y. 43: This suggestion evidently suits Black Eyes to a dot.|
|(con. WW1) Great Adventure 255: [T]the French knew to a dot just what was going on in front of them .|
a very long time ago; usu. from the year dot, for ever.
|Minor Dialogues 166: I reckon he was born in the year dot, that ’orse was.|
|Again Sanders 109: He was constantly rediscovering obvious things, or revivifying theories that had been decently interred in the year dot.|
|AS XIV:4 264: Time expressions commonly heard include [...] ‘since the year One’.‘Folk “Sayings” From Indiana’ in|
|‘Old Zebra Dun’ in 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.|
|Sneaky People (1980) 156: You been married since the Year One.|
|Glass Canoe (1982) 12: Danny knew every football statistic of Rugby League from the year dot.|
|CloudCuckooLand 19: Travellers in time from the year dot.‘The Ship’ in|
|Soho 101: Old crones who were artists’ models in the year dot.|
|1Xtra [BBC radio] Busting new talent. That’s what we’ve been doing from day dot.|
|(con. 1980s) 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.|
|What They Was 310: You’ve been programmed from day dot.|