1. (also flaps) a promiscuous woman; a prostitute.
|(trans.) Celestina IX 110: Fall to your flap, my Masters, kisse and clip. [Ibid.] 112: Come hither, you foule flappes.|
|Walks of Islington and Hogsdon IV i: A Babylonish Garment, or in good sooth and verily a wicked and superstitious remnant of that foul flaps the whore of Babylon.|
|‘The Kind Husband’ in Westminster Drolleries (1875) 46: Nay, I’ll make you wait, you Flaps.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 34: flap [...] Current amongst pimps and criminals who are contemptous of female values. An opprobrious epithet for loose women.|
|DAUL 71/1: Flap. A loose woman.et al.|
2. any garment that has a pendant flap or flaps.
|DSUE (8th edn) 400/2: ca. 1790–1920.|
3. (UK Und.) strips of lead used on roofs.
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
4. the vagina.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Vocab. Criminal Sl. 34: flap [...] the female sex organ.|
5. (also hearing flap, side-flap) an ear, usu. large.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 15 Aug. 17/2: It’s too thin, Ballington – far too thin. Throw your ‘side-flaps’ well back, and listen. We would speak with you.|
|Truth (Brisbane) 4 Dec. 11/3: ‘N’ p’raps when y’r cock y’r listener flaps frum under th’ nap, its a moral th’ prattlin’ ’alf is chantin verse mewsic in ‘er dreams.|
|Death Ship 333: At the first dim crackling my hearing flap catches, I shall be up and out.|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 102: I wanna spiel about the way I feel into one of them fine flaps o’ yourn.|
|Horse’s Mouth (1948) 16: When I was a kid, and I got earache, I used to say, go on, ache; go on, you bloody flap Give me hell.|
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 175: ‘Flaps’ or ‘lugs’ for ears.|
|Signs of Crime 183: Flaps [...] Often a nickname for a man with large ears.|
6. in pl., the labia majora.
|My Secret Life (1966) VI 1149: Men, she was sure, didn’t like those flaps.|
|Viz June/July 25: Just open your flaps a little so as I can pop it in!!|
|Filth 219: Women are like tetrapaks: it isnae what’s inside that’s important, the crucial thing is tae git those flaps open.|
|Glue 41: Ah’m pullin her wee flaps apart and giein it big postage stamp licks.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 26: He sports these huge jowls that look like vagina flaps.|
|Women’s March Poster 21 Jan. Sick of Chaps / Policing Our Flaps.|
7. (US) the mouth.
|Jim Brady 196: Get it orf yer chest or else button yer bloody flap.|
|Exit 3 and Other Stories 70: Shut your flap, Ruby.|
|(con. 1940s) Tattoo (1977) 124: Somebody’s going to slap a button on that flap.|
8. (Aus.) a cheque.
|Territory 444: False flaps: Bad cheques.|
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 28: Flaps Cheques.|
|London Spy XV 368: You will never find one in their Custody above a Flap-Cap or a Cinder-Wench.|
in pornographic still or moving pictures, a close-up shot of the labia and open vagina.
|Steely Blue 32: She has to get used to seeing...flap shots in the centerfolds [HDAS].|
|posting at www.bondage.com to 21 Apr. [Internet] Nice flap shot in the rear view too.|
|on MessedUp.net [Internet] Puss Juice: Bitch Butter, clam jam, crotch oil, fanny batter, flap snot, French Dip, goose grease, crotch gravy, love juice.|
|Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1960) 35: I’d heard it with my own flaptabs.‘Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner’ in|
(US) the mouth.
|G.I. Laughs 202: Flaptrap Mc Gonicle, Gabtooth Smith, Slit-Lip McPherson.|
|(con. 1943–5) To Hell and Back (1950) 179: Aw, close the flap-trap, says Kerrigan.|
SE in slang uses
see flap v.1
see blow with a French faggot-stick n.