1. a broken-veined, bloated nose that exhibits signs of its possessor’s heavy drinking.
|Londinismen (2nd edn).|
|N.Z. Truth 16 Jan. 6/2: A respctably dressed, elderly person with a strawberry nose.|
2. a red nose.
|DSUE (8th edn) 1165/1: [...] C.20.|
3. a bruise, esp. a graze or sore that results from friction with the ground.
|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].|
|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].
|Dict. Drug Abuse Terms.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 20: Strawberries — Depressants.|
|Drug Crisis in Spears (1986).|
(c) (also strawberry field(s)) LSD [the Beatles’ song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ (1967)].
|Drug Education Hbk.|
|AS LVII:4 289: When LSD is mixed with other drugs [...] [s]uch mixtures are today called, variously, strawberry field [etc.].|
|ONDCP Street Terms 20: Strawberry fields — LSD.|
|(con. 1967) 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].
|‘Dopeman’ [lyrics] She’s called the Strawberry, and everyone know / Strawberry, Strawberry is the neighborhood ho.|
|Permanent Midnight 272: A skeleton-thin strawberry [...] the rock cocaine she sucked cocks on the street to keep in her pipe.|
|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.|
|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.
|Da Bomb [Internet] 27: Strawberry: 1. A fine looking woman.|
7. (Aus.) a $5 note.
|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
(UK prison) the punishment diet of bread and water.
|Tramp at Anchor 148: Sorts yer aht, gets yer strobberies-’n-cream [anglice, bread and water] coshes yer.|
see sense 4c above.
cunnilingus or intercourse with a menstruating woman.
|www.popbitch.co.uk [Internet] 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.|
|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.|