Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pitcher n.1

[SE pitcher, a jug]

1. the vagina; thus cracked pitcher n., a vagina that has been deflowered.

[UK]Greene Disputation Betweene a Hee and a Shee Conny-Catcher (1923) 28: [She] was acquainted with Dutch and French, Italian and Spaniard, as wel as English, and at last, as so often the Pitcher goes to the brooke that it comes broken home, my faire daughter was hit on the master vein and gotten with childe.
[UK]Pasquil’s Night-cap (1877) 30: So long the pitcher home doth water fetch, That by some knocke it broken doth returne: So long the fly doth at the candle cletch, That in conclusion shee her wings doth burne.
[UK]Wycherley Love in a Wood III ii: My daughter [...] is resolv’d never more to venture her Pitcher to the Well, as they say.
[UK] in D’Urfey Pills to Purge Melancholy I 143: [to a mother] Let Coyness be abated, You know the Pitcher’s crack’d.
N. Ward ‘London Bawd’ Works IV 119: All sorts of Lasses can I call, From Madam Flirt to Pitcher Moll.
[Scot]Gentleman’s Bottle-Companion 14: Here’s to the strange pitcher that water does not hold, Tho’ downwards the mouth and an hundred years old.
[UK]Smollett Humphrey Clinker (1925) I 76: Fot though my being thought capable of making her a mother might have given me some credit, the reputation of an intrigue with a such a cracked pitcher does me no honour at all.
[UK]W. Forbes Dominie Deposed 7: Thus for her maidenhead she moans [...] Her pitcher’s dashed against the stones, And broken at the last.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: She has Crackd her Pitcher, or Pipkin, i.e. lost her Maidenhead.
[UK] ‘The Friend and Pitcher’ Jovial Songster 48: Give me but these, a fig for care, / With my sweet girl, my friend and pitcher.
[[US]Owl (NY) 10 July n.p.: He will hear how broken crockery ware sells in Greenwich street, and how pay is taken in the cellar [...] he will hear from the crockery girl].
[UK]‘Black Sam, the Pavier’ in Out-and-Outer in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) IV 143: Your pitchers he’ll certainly crack, / Just like mine at that there ramming bout, / When he shov’d me right down on my back.
[US]Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 5 Feb. n.p.: The Whip Wants to Know [...] If James and Mc— paid for the pitcher they broke [...] one morning last week.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.

2. a prison, esp. Newgate in London [play on jug n.1 (2a)].

[Aus]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang. in McLachlan (1964) 258: Newgate in London is called by various names, as the pitcher, the stone pitcher, the start, and the stone jug, according to the humour of the speaker.
[UK]Flash Mirror 9: I shall have the pleasure of seeing you in the Pitcher afore long.

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