1. anything unpleasant, varying as to context (cf. nasties n. (3)).
|Spanish Blood (1946) 203: He has just collected ten from your iron man for slipping me the nasty.‘Trouble Is My Business’ in|
|Observer Screen 9 Jan. 11: The ‘video nasties’ scandal of the early Eighties.|
2. anyone unpleasant, threatening or scary; often in pl.
|Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 26 Dec. 6/3: Heinie Himmler’s a dirty clype, and Joey Goebbels broadcast tripe [...] Lot of nasties.|
|Let Us Be Glum 25: So on, gallant greeks! crush and capture and slay, the Nasties, the Dirties, who stand in your way.|
|Sat. Night Feb. 27: They’ve always been around, the Nasties—disguised as merely unpleasant people, as persons with hateful, mean, offensive characters.|
|Bat-21 135: The nastys decided on a quick, massive attack to crush the South Vietnamese.|
|Bill [...] on the Planet of Robot Slaves (1991) 115: You’ll find the nasties who shot us down.|
|Breakfast on Pluto 171: Ending up being hung from the rafters by the tootle with all those nasties poking blades into her pale white flesh.|
|Powder 337: Wheezer knew there were no nasties lurking in the gang, no racists or homophobes.|
|Observer Mag. 14 May 19: Bill had ‘called the knock’ on many heavy-duty nasties, including a number of Turkish heroin traffickers.|
3. the vagina.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 45: I’m as dry as a nun’s nasty.|
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4. the penis.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 17: The only time anything like that’s ever happened before was when I was a nipper and the scoutmaster flashed his nasty!|
|Constant Gardener 477: Groping her tits. Pressing his nasty up against her crotch.|
5. sexual intercourse; thus do the (big) nasty
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 247: nasty, the Sexual intercourse.|
|Straight Outta Compton 64: He wasn’t about to take any gump from a so-and-so self-proclaimed homicide officer who had done the nasty with a white girl.|
to do something unpleasant (to someone), to cause (someone) trouble or problems.
|After Hours 188: Last time out with you, you did a nasty.|
|Streets Above Us (1991) 22: Central Finance have done a nasty, slapped a D notice on us.|
|‘The Relic’ FanFic on Doctor Who The Legacy [Internet] Nick gripped the hilt firmly and delicately felt the edges and the break in the blade. “You mean other than that it’s broken but you could still do someone a nasty with it?”.|
1. (orig. US) to have sexual intercourse.
|‘Brown Shoes Don’t Make It’ [lyrics] She’s a teenage baby and she turns me on / I’d like to make her do her nasty on the White House Lawn.|
|Flyboy in the Buttermilk (1992) 111: Shug [...] describes it to Celie as ‘a little button’ that gets so hot it melts when you’re doing the nasty properly.‘A R Kane’ in|
|Oz ser. 2 ep. 7 [TV script] Who’d have thought about you doing the nasty.‘Animal Farm’|
|Davey Darling 51: Oh, you mean have sex, do the nasty with another woman? But how?|
|in Hazlitt.net 8 Jan. [Internet] We don’t have sexual intercourse—we ‘get busy,’ ‘hit it,’ ‘do the nasty,’ ‘get some,’ ‘score,’ and perform countless other acts that we refer to by adorable, horrifying, and illuminating turns of phrase.|
2. (US black) to perform cunnilingus.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 154: One of the expressions for oral sex is to do the nasty.|
(N.Z.) to expose one’s genitalia.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 79: flash your nasty A lewd request for a woman to expose her genitals, or a man flashing his genitals without being asked. ANZ.|
to have sexual intercourse.
|Anecdota Americana II 55: I ain’t had a bit of nasty in four months and it would go fine.|
|joke cited in Rationale of the Dirty Joke (1972) I 174: We went upstairs [...] and had a bit of old narsty.|