Green’s Dictionary of Slang

strawberry n.

[the colour]

1. [late 19C] a broken-veined, bloated nose that exhibits signs of its possessor’s heavy drinking.

2. [20C+] a red nose.

3. [1920s+] a bruise, esp. a graze or sore that results from friction with the ground.

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

(a) [1970s] amphetamines.

(b) [1970s] mescaline.

(c) [1970s+] (also strawberry field(s)) LSD [the Beatles’ song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (1967)].

5. [1980s+] (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].

6. [1990s+] (US campus) a good-looking woman.

7. [1990s+] (Aus.) a $5 note.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

strawberries and cream (n.)

[1950s] (UK prison) the punishment diet of bread and water.

strawberry field(s) (n.)

see sense 4c above.

strawberry kiss (n.) (also strawberry Sunday)

[2000s] cunnilingus or intercourse with a menstruating woman.