1. [17C] the female genitals.
2. [20C+] something one likes, something suited to one’s taste.
3. [1930s+] (orig. US) an attractive woman.
4. [1930s+] an attractive person of either sex.
SE in slang uses
see separate entry.
[1920s] a disappointment.
[1910s] a waiter.
see pie-faced adj.
[1990s+] (Aus.) a dog.
[1940s+] a person who is exploited, treated poorly.
[1900s] (Aus.) a dishwasher in a restaurant.
[late 19C] (Aus.) dish-washing.
[1930s–50s] (US) a woman, or man, with ash-blonde hair.
[1920s–30s] a restaurant dish-washer; thus wrestle dishes v., to wash dishes.
[19C+] a talk, a conversation.
[late 18C–early 19C] a scolding from a wife to her husband.
[early 19C–1910s] verbal abuse.
[1920s] (US) a mistress.
[late 18C] to scold or tease someone about their actions.