Green’s Dictionary of Slang

strawberry n.

[the colour]

1. a broken-veined, bloated nose that exhibits signs of its possessor’s heavy drinking.

[UK]H. Baumann Londinismen (2nd edn).
[NZ]N.Z. Truth 16 Jan. 6/2: A respctably dressed, elderly person with a strawberry nose.

2. a red nose.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 1165/1: [...] C.20.

3. a bruise, esp. a graze or sore that results from friction with the ground.

[Can]Daily Colonist (Victoria, B.C.) 13 Oct. 11/4: ‘Strawberry’, or open sore, on his hip, caused by sliding bases and constantly reopened [OED].
Pittsburgh Press 11 Jan. 27/5: Here are some expressions commonly used [...]; Strawberry, a bruise from sliding [etc.] [OED].
[US]J. Bouton Ball Four 262: Tommy Harper has a pulled thigh muscle and a bad sliding strawberry.
[US]Wash. Star 19 Mar. D1: ‘Look at that,’ he said, hitching up his knickerbockers to reveal matching strawberries just above both knees, red and angry-looking [OED].

4. in drug uses [the colour of the tablets].

(a) amphetamines.

[US]Abel Dict. Drug Abuse Terms.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 20: Strawberries — Depressants.

(b) mescaline.

[US]Illinois Legislative Investigating Committee Drug Crisis in Spears (1986).

(c) (also strawberry field(s)) LSD [the Beatles’ song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (1967)].

[US]R. Gilmore Drug Education Hbk.
[US] AS LVII:4 289: When LSD is mixed with other drugs [...] [s]uch mixtures are today called, variously, strawberry field [etc.].
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 20: Strawberry fields — LSD.
[UK](con. 1967) K. Richards Life 210: That very high-quality acid of the time, such brands as Strawberry Fields, Sunshine and Purple Haze.

5. (US teen) a promiscuous woman, esp. one who barters sex for drugs; also used of males [? the woman spends so much time on her knees (for fellatio) or on her back (for intercourse) that she gets scars; but note Mex. Sp. fresa, lit. strawberry, a girl who frequents a dancehall].

[US]NWA ‘Dopeman’ 🎵 She’s called the Strawberry, and everyone know / Strawberry, Strawberry is the neighborhood ho.
[US] P. Munro Sl. U.
[US]J. Stahl Permanent Midnight 272: A skeleton-thin strawberry [...] the rock cocaine she sucked cocks on the street to keep in her pipe.
[US]F.X. Toole Rope Burns 175: A strawberry was what you picked up off the street, a crack whore, one of the street girls and women who gave head for a poke on a stained glass pipe.
[US]J. Stahl Bad Sex on Speed 66: It’s not like I was a bag ho. [...] Crackheads called them strawberries. Little girls and boys who would do anything — and that means anything — to get their mouth around a pipe.

6. (US campus) a good-looking woman.

[US]Da Bomb 🌐 27: Strawberry: 1. A fine looking woman.

7. (Aus.) a $5 note.

[Aus]T. Peacock More You Bet 66: Once decimal currentcy was introduced, the ‘$5 note’ became known as a ‘strawberry’, due to its colour even though a ‘mulberry’ would have been more appropriate.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

strawberries and cream (n.)

(UK prison) the punishment diet of bread and water.

[Ire]J. Phelan Tramp at Anchor 148: Sorts yer aht, gets yer strobberies-’n-cream [anglice, bread and water] coshes yer.
strawberry field(s) (n.)

see sense 4c above.

strawberry kiss (n.) (also strawberry Sunday)

cunnilingus or intercourse with a menstruating woman. 🌐 Paedo pop update: 13-year-old Nikki Webster’s Australian hit Strawberry Kisses is going to be released in UK. Strawberry Kisses is slang for oral sex during a woman’s period. Classy.
[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz Apr. 49: strawberry Sunday n. Of a gentleman, the state of being so desperate for a scuttle that he no longer cares that rag week is not yet over.