1. (US) a pimp [euph.].
|Life In Sing Sing 250: Lover. A man who receives support from a prostitute.|
|Amer. Lang. (4th edn) n.p.: A pimp is a . . . McGimp, fish and shrimp, lover, Latin lover and many others.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
2. (orig. US) an affectionate general term of address, though no actual love affair need be implied.
|Harvester 194: ‘Hello, lover!’ cried Doctor Carey as the Harvester entered the office. ‘Are you married yet?’ .|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 91: Hello, lover.|
|Alcoholics (1993) 31: Murph, lover, you are going to help me, aren’t you?|
|Six-Eleven (1966) 184: Want some, lover?|
|Rappin’ and Stylin’ Out (1972) 382: Hi young lover, what’s happening?‘Aspiration’, in Kochman|
3. (US Und.) a rapist or bigamist [euph.].
|DAUL 130/1: Lover. 1. (P) (Ironic) A rapist; a bigamist; a seductionist; any criminal offender against the person of a woman.et al.|
SE in slang uses
(US) aches in the testicles caused by sexual stimulation without ejaculation.
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 36: ‘I got lover’s nuts.’ ‘VD or no, this ol’ kid’s gonna have some.’.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 34: Aching in the testes triggered by an inability to copulate [...] love nuts.|
|(con. 1952) G. Wolff Duke of Deception (1990) 177: I told her she had given me ‘blue balls, lover’s nuts.’.|
|Homeboy 225: Joe’s deltoids bunched tighter than lover’s nuts.|
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Lover’s balls. Excruciating pain in testicles when sexually aroused without the opportunity for sexual release. A problem for younger prisoners who maintain a heterosexual commitment.|
|Foetal Attraction (1994) 19: When blue balls, or lovers’ nuts, as Maddy referred to them, forced them to resurface.|
|White Trash 37: He was going on about his lover’s balls for all the next week.|
see speed for lovers under speed n.
(Aus.) a lesbian.
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|