Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pintle n.

also pinckle
[OE pintel, the penis]

1. the penis.

[[UK]T. Cooper Thesaurus linguæ Romanæ & Britannicæ n.p.: Satyrion, f. g. herba. [...] Apothecaries call it [...] Vocant testiculum sa∣cerdotis. Priestes pintle: raggewourt].
[[UK]S. Batman Batman vppon Bartholome his booke 61: Among the genitalls, one is called the pintle, [...] either because it is one∣lye mans member: or els for that it is a shamefast member, of Verecundo, or els for Virus Sperme commeth out thereof].
[UK]Florio Worlde of Wordes n.p.: Pinco, a prick, a pillicock, a pintle, a dildoe.
[UK] ballad in Wardroper (1969) 171: Underneath this stone and brick / Lies one that once loved well a prick. / All you that pass by, do her this honour: / Pull out your pintles and piss upon her.
[UK]H. Nevile Newes from the New Exchange 18: Enter Mistris Cambell, with a piss-pot on her head, a pipe in her mouth, & a pintle in her Tail.
[UK] ‘A Ffreinde of Mine’ in Furnivall & Hales Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript of Loose and Humorous Songs (1868) 90: Sshe caught him ffast by the : stones: thumsbes; / whereatt he vext and greiued was, / soe that his fflesh did wrinkle; / this maid shee was noe whitt affrayed, / but caught him fast hold by the : pintle.
[US]C. Sackville ‘Letter from Lord Buckhurst to Mr. Etheredge’ in Thorpe Etheredge: Poems (1963) 35: I who do scorn that any Stone / Shou’d raise my Pintle but my own.
[UK]Rochester ‘Timon’ in Works (1999) 259: A Song to Phyllis I perhaps might make, / But never Rhym’d but for my Pintle’s sake.
[UK]School of Venus (2004) 3: If your Ladyship could command as many bodies as you have had Pintles between your legs, you might lead as great an Army as Xerxes.
[UK]Motteux (trans.) Pantagruelian Prognostications (1927) II 692: Those who are under Mars, as hangmen, cut-throats, dead-doing fellows, [...] pintle-smiths, shavers, and frig-beards.
[UK] ‘Andrew & Maudlin’ in Playford Pills to Purge Melancholy II 66: They laid the Girls down, and gave each a green Mantle, / While their Breasts and their Bellies went a-Pintle a-Pantle.
[UK]N. Chorier (trans.) of Meursius ‘The Delights of Venus’ in Cabinet of Love (1739) 192: Women do not the Man, but Pintle wed; / For Marriage Joys are centred in the Bed.
[UK] in D’Urfey Pills to Purge Melancholy II 20: They laid the Girls down and gave each a green Mantle, / While their Breasts and their Bellies went Pintle a Pantle.
[UK]Proceedings at Sessions (City of London) Dec. 9/1: Being ask’d what part of him was in her Body? she reply’d, That it was his P--tle, that she felt something come from him, and that it was Moisture.
[UK]‘Roger Pheuquewell’ Description of Merryland (1741) 29: A small Animal [...] known by the Name of pntl; [sic] it is often found plunging about in the great Canal.
[UK] ‘The Black Thing’ in Bold (1979) 24: Then got up his pintle quite stiff for a fling / And ran it slap into my little black thing.
[UK]Bridges Homer Travestie (1764) I 124: Shall Priam’s lecherous son, that s—s / By dozens other people’s wives, / Be left to make his p-t-le swell in / The heavenly — of beauteous Hellen?
[UK]Nocturnal Revels 2 173: Mrs W—n, either out of jealousy or whim, calls him M—n’s Pintle.
[UK]Nunnery Amusements 15: With gentle caution see him now begin, / To introduce his red-crown’d pintle in.
[Scot]Burns ‘Come rede me, dame’ in Works (1842) 352: Her wanton tail sae ready – / I learned a sang in Annandale / Nine inch will please a lady. / But for a koontrie c-nt like mine, / In sooth, were nae sae gentle, We’ll tak tway thumb-bread to the nine, And tha’s a sonsy p-ntle.
[UK] ‘The Summer Morn’ in Farmer Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) IV 267: First, wi’ the thrush, his thrust and pushed, / His pintle large and strong, Sir.
[Scot]Burns ‘Duncan Davidson’ Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 144: Meg had a muff and it was rough, / ’Twas black without and red within, / And Duncan, case he got the cauld, / He stole his highland p—e in.
[US] ‘Scene in a London Flash-Panny’ Matsell Vocabulum 99: ‘I may bid as high as your pintle, and make you squint like a bag of nails,’ replied the intruder.
[UK] ‘New Year’s Day’ in Pearl Christmas Annual 74: We soon had his little pintle out, it stood almost directly.
[UK]Forbidden Fruit n.p.: Presently her hand wandered down to where my stiff standing pintle was throbbing against her belly.
[UK]Confessions of Lady Beatrice 2: Sometimes - lying in bed as if upon a huge cloud - I would play with his prick, his cock, his pintle.
[US]E. Field ‘A French Crisis’ Facetiae Americana 20: These other virgas, placket-rackets, pintles, stunts and jocks.

2. (Ulster) a small, irritating person.

[Ire]P. Boyle All Looks Yellow to the Jaundiced Eye 57: In the name of God, what class of a joint does the little pintle think he is running? A convent or a crap house?
[Ire]Share Slanguage.

In compounds

pintle-smith (n.) (also pintle-tagger) [SE sfx -smith/SE tag, to stitch together]

a surgeon.

[UK]Fifteen Real Comforts of Matrimony 94: Twere impossible else, that there should be so much work for the Surgeons and Pintle-smiths about this Town […] such swarms of Charlatans and Knights of the Syringe in every corner of the City.
[UK]Motteux (trans.) Pantagruelian Prognostications (1927) II 692: Those who are under Mars, as hangmen, cut-throats, dead-doing fellows, [...] pintle-smiths, shavers, and frig-beards.
A Dreadful Fire 6: He sent forthwith / For Learned able Pintle Smith, / To cure his Fleshly Keys disaster.
[UK]D. Gunston (ed.) Jemmy Twitcher’s Jests 11: It was with the utmost difficulty that the surgeon could learn what was the matter with him. At last [...] the pintle-smith, said with some degree of warmth, ‘What the Pox ails thee?’.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Pintle smith, a surgeon.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: [...] or Pintle Tagger.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn) n.p.: Pintle tagger. a surgeon.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 359: [as cit. 1772].