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|
|Good Behaviour 163: ‘The post is here’ ‘Oh, letters. There’ll be nothing but nasties. Nasty upsetting things’.|
|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.|
|Joe Country [ebook] ‘The Wall was down and all kinds of nasties came crawling out’.|
3. sexual intercourse; thus do the (big) nasty
|(con. WW2) London E1 (2012) 247: ‘The ole nasty...if you let’em you’re no good, an’ if you don’t let ’em you’re even worse’.|
|Pleasures of Helen 155: ‘You know what they really want? A wee bit of the old narsty [sic]’.|
|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.|
4. the vagina.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 45: I’m as dry as a nun’s nasty.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
|Stoning 75: ‘Jammed tighter than a nun’s nasty’.|
5. 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.|
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.|
|🌐 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?”.‘The Relic’ FanFic on Doctor Who The Legacy|
1. (orig. US) to have sexual intercourse.
|🎵 She’s a teenage baby and she turns me on / I’d like to make her do her nasty on the White House Lawn.‘Brown Shoes Don’t Make It’|
|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?|
|🌐 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.in Hazlitt.net 8 Jan.|
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.|