Green’s Dictionary of Slang

juice v.

1. pertaining to alcohol/drinks [juice n.1 (3a)].

(a) (US, also juice back, juice down, juice (it) up) to drink alcohol, to get drunk; thus juicing n. and adj.

G.I. Putnam In Blue Uniform 165: They proceeded with the usual process of juicing down and getting all the drunkenness they could out of their pay.
[US]Mezzrow & Wolfe Really the Blues 371: juice: [...] (v.) to drink a lot.
[US]‘Hal Ellson’ Duke 145: Sometimes I’d juice up.
[US]W. Burroughs letter 13 Oct. in Harris (1993) 335: I don’t juice and I don’t mainline.
[US]‘Lord Buckley’ Hiparama of the Classics 21: Nero is havin’ a ball, he’s diggin’ this mad game, he’s juicin’ up a storm, chompin’ on his crazy pills.
[US](con. 1940s) Malcolm X Autobiog. (1968) 140: Everybody blew gage and juiced back and jumped.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Mama Black Widow 224: We were juicing and chattering drunkenly.
[US]L. Bangs in Psychotic Reactions (1988) 107: One night [...] I had a friend over juicing it up.
[US](con. 1968) D.A. Dye Citadel (1989) 181: Gonna do some juicing here, man.
[US]T. Jones Pugilist at Rest 213: How come you’re juicing again, man?

(b) (US) to milk a cow, also used facetiously.

[US]DN III 227: juice, v.t. to milk. Formerly very common, this word is now chiefly used facetiously.
[US] ‘Nebraska Sandhill Talk’ AS IV:2 131: To ‘juice a cow’ or to ‘pail a cow’ is to milk one.
[US] in Wentworth & Flexner DAS (1975) 298/1: Bill takes venom from the snakes [...] as nonchalantly as a farmer juices a gentle Jersey cow .
[US] in DARE.

(c) to render drunk.

[US]Southern & Hoffenberg Candy (1970) 86: Schnapps! Steinhagen from the Tyrol! It’ll juice you to the gills!

(d) (Aus.) to administer a drug to a horse to alter its performance.

[Aus]D. Whish-Wilson Zero at the Bone [ebook] ‘That’s what the vet was going to squeal about, before he was bashed [...] the juicing’.

2. pertaining to power/energy [juice n.1 (4a)].

(a) (US) to electrocute, to kill or torture with electricity.

[US]M.A. Gill Und. Sl. n.p.: Juiced – Electrocuted.
[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks n.p.: Juice him, to get information by torture.
[UK]Guardian Rev. 21 Jan. 23: Just before he gets juiced, the Man asks if he has anything to say.

(b) (orig. US, also juice up) to increase the power of a machine, usu. an automobile.

[US]Berrey & Van den Bark Amer. Thes. Sl.
[US]E. Shepard Doom Pussy 221: He drove as though his machine was a juiced-up golf cart.
[US]T. Wolfe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 41: Shazam! — juice it up to what it’s already aching to be: 327,000 horsepower, a whole superhighway long and soaring, screaming on towards . . . Edge City.

(c) (US black, also juice up) to intensify, to augment, to liven up, to excite.

[US]Time 23 Oct. 61: A thing like that can really juice you up.
[US]R. Campbell Alice in La-La Land (1999) 116: Another shot of adrenaline juiced his nerves.
[US]L. Stringer Grand Central Winter (1999) 112: Unlike some of his newfound circle of friends, I won’t juice his ego for a shot of his cash.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Where I Get My Weird Shit’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 37: I returned to school. I juiced the escape process.

(d) (US) to attack with a weapon, to fire a gun.

[US]C. Fuller Jr ‘Love Song for Wing’ in King Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 142: He holds all the check and is known for juicin’ people just cause they smoke the wrong cigarettes.
[US](con. 1970) S. Wright Meditations in Green (1985) 189: ‘Juice ’em,’ he shouted, ‘give ’em the fucking juice.’.

(e) to provide with electrical power.

[US]J. Ridley Conversation with the Mann 78: I hit it with all the energy the emcee lacked and enough left over to juice Staten Island.
[US]T. Robinson ‘Legendary [...] Ralphie O’Malley’ in Dirty Words [ebook] ‘I just keep switching and re-charging the batteries when I need to. Forgot to juice both’.

(f) to take steroids.

Twitter 31 May [Internet] I have seen cops working out in the weight-room in my lily-white, suburban gym, and there is no way that they aren't juicing heavily.

3. in financial contexts [juice n.1 (1b)].

(a) to bribe, esp. in context of organized crime paying off the authorities.

[US]R. Chandler Long Good-Bye 65: I got to make lots of dough to juice the guys I got to juice in order to make lots of dough to juice the guys I got to juice.

(b) to add interest to a loan, debt.

[US]G.V. Higgins Digger’s Game (1981) 87: You’re gonna juice me over three points a week on eighteen?

(c) to extort money, through threats or trickery.

[US]NWA ‘Dopeman’ [lyrics] Juice that fool for as much as you can.

4. pertaining to sexual activity [juice n.1 (2a)].

(a) (also juice up) of a woman, to become damp with sexual arousal; to reach orgasm.

R. Desmond Without Violence 94: He had so humiliated her, and consequently so excited her, that she juiced within a minute of his crude knifing of her.
‘Troy Conway’ Cunning Linguist (1973) 110: fell down on her, slamming it all the way in and she caught it, held it, juiced it with a clockwise rotation and then spread beneath me.
E. Landon Sodomy Anyone? n.p.: She slowly eased forward and with one hand on his head pushed her muff at his mouth. ‘Lick quick, darling,’ she urged, ‘I’m about to juice’.
[US]W.T. Vollmann Whores for Gloria 69: Your little thing is starting to juice up and shit.
[UK]M. Manning Get Your Cock Out 36: Her teenage mott juiced up like a split fig.

(b) (also juice up) to stimulate one’s female partner to sexual arousal.

‘Troy Conway’ Cunning Linguist (1973) 67: But I must admit if a maid had walked in just then, I would have jumped her and juiced her without even asking for her name.
S.N. Wagnels Not With My Daughter! Part 28 [Internet] She groaned at the rough entering of the young man’s cock in her cunt. ‘Hey Chief, she’s dry,’ he said to Larcher. ‘Somebody juice her up.’ Larcher responded.

(c) (orig. US black/campus) to have sexual intercourse.

[US]S. Stevens Way Uptown 173: ’Stead of juicing the fox, you could drink it up or shoot it up.
[US] P. Munro Sl. U.
[UK]Dizzee Rascal ‘Jezebel’ [lyrics] Juiced every boy in the ends.
[UK]Skepta ‘Ladies Hit Squad’ [lyrics] She’s just upset cause she got juiced in the bunk bed / And you know, she's not wife.

(d) (US gay) of a man, to sweat, esp. during sex.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 119: juice [...] 4. to sweat, especially when sexually stimulated.

(e) (US) to dampen with vaginal secretions.

[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 5: The happy everafter reverie [...] had juiced the crotch of her new Career Girl getup, as in damp . . . d-a-m-p.

(f) (US) in fig. use, to get excited.

[US]C. Cook Robbers (2001) 173: Maybe some gal along for the ride now, juicing off the guys, excited.

(g) to speak persuasively; to seduce; esp. for personal gain.

[US]MC Lyte ‘I Cram to Understand U’ [lyrics] Juicin the girls up for some money and a lay.
[US]‘Dutch’ ? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] You must be one of them bitches that juice nigguhs, huh?

In phrases

juice back/down (v.)

see sense 1a above.

juice (it) up (v.)

see sense 1a above.

juice up (v.)

1. see sense 2b above.

2. see sense 2c above.

3. see sense 4e above.

4. see sense 4f above.