Green’s Dictionary of Slang

slice n.

1. in sexual senses the equation of women with food, reinforced in sense 1b by pvb ‘a slice off a cut loaf is never missed’.

(a) the vagina.

[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 62: Slice The vagina.

(b) a generic for women, in the context of sexual intercourse.

[[UK]‘The Bamboozling Barber’ in Cove in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) IV 229: ’Tis pity that beauty with bad age, / Shou’d submit to be fondled and kiss’d, / And ‘a slice’ now you know the old adage, / ‘From a cut loaf can never be miss’d].
[[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 3 Mar. 4/8: One of the petitioner’s friends / Has after the cut-loaf been crawling].
[US]E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 293: I figure whenever he’s got you down / You oughta give him a slice.
[Ire]T. Murphy Morning After Optimism in Plays: 3 (1994) Scene ii: If you had seen me, on the quiet, having my slice, on any old side, with any old whore.
[UK]M. Amis London Fields 201: I begged him for those panties – I begged him Keith – but they were already being microtweezered and blowdried for the next slice of … .
[US]J. Lansdale Rumble Tumble 25: After a full-course dinner and a slice of young tail, what else you got to look forward to?

(c) an attractive woman.

[UK]S. Berkoff Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 15: My dishy lovely slice of peach Melba.
[US]T. Fontana ‘The Routine’Oz ser. 1 ep. 1 [TV script] I got to wonder about a guy who let his slice come into a pit like this.
T. Fey Mean Girls [movie script] Oh, you’ll get socialized, all right. A little slice like you. - What are you talking about? - You’re a regulation hottie.

2. (Aus.) a £1 note; since decimalization, A$2 [? a single ‘slice’ of a wad of notes].

[Aus]A. Green We Were (Riff) R.A.A.F. 54: He played the national game until he had lifted a few ‘slices.’ (N.T. slang for pound notes) [AND].
[Aus]S.J. Baker in Sun. Herald (Sydney) 8 June 9/3: The underworld has an extensive vocabulary of financial terms. Among those recorded by Detective Doyle are: [...] ‘half a flag,’ ten shillings; ‘flag,’ ‘slice,’ ‘fiddley,’ and ‘oner,’ £1.
[Aus] ‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxv 6/1: half a slice: Ten shillings or a dollar.
[Aus]Parramatta Jail Gloss. 9: slice, two dollars.

3. (US campus) a friend, an intimate [abbr. home slice under home n.].

[UK]P. Baker Blood Posse 54: Chill out, slice.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 22: He had me down as a slice, next stop Open University.

In compounds

In phrases

carve a slice (v.) (also get a slice)

1. to have sexual intercourse.

[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 186: Mindful of the many slices / She got on Ida with Anchiases.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (4th edn) I 253: [as cit. 1772].
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 186/1: carve a slice To copulate (from the male point of view) Cockneys; C.20.

2. to take a portion of the profits.

[UK]Guardian 27 Jun. [Internet] If you think starting work is the beginning of the end, or feel jaded in your job, take advantage of free advice on how to carve a slice of the future for yourself from those making it happen.
cut (oneself) a slice (v.) (also have..., knock..., take..., cut a lump off..., give someone a slice off the loaf)

of a man, to have sexual intercourse, esp. with a married woman, since proverbially ‘a slice off a cut loaf is never missed’.

[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Slice To take a slice; to intrigue, particularly with a married woman, because a slice off a cut loaf is not missed.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn).
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]‘Jack’s Jobs’ in New Cockalorum Songster in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) II 20: He then went to the cook, / With her to have a slice, / And she so charmingly did look, / Her meat it look’d so nice.
[UK]Crim.-Con. Gaz. 17 Aug. 263/1: ‘I’ll [...] go home to Lady Brougham and take a slice ob her cold mutton’.
[UK] ‘The Mysteries of London’ in Rakish Rhymer (1917) 25: Then you walk to the market with your wife for a treat, / And see some old butcher exposing his meat, / She thinks the joint heavy, when he tells her blunt, / He’ll cut, if she pleases, a lump of the coun — / Try fed pork.
[US]J. Weidman What’s In It For Me? 38: I’ll just give you a couple of slices off my own loaf.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 184: Now she lies beneath the sod; / Her soul, they say, is gone to God, / But down in Hell, when Satan’s blue, / He takes a slice of the ring-dang-doo.
[UK]S. Berkoff East in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 61: Our lad’s a lad, and sown his wild then has he and did you cut yourself a slice.
[UK]J. McClure Spike Island (1981) 96: We also pick up [...] who’s knockin’ a slice off somebody’s wife.
[US](con. 1986) G. Pelecanos Sweet Forever 96: You see that little piece of ass hangin’ on Alan Rogers’s arm? Wouldn’t mind cuttin’ a slice of that myself.
slice off the legs (n.)

(Irish) an act of sexual intercourse.

[UK]L. Dunne Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 78: He looked more like an oul’ fella who’d rather have a cup of sugary tea than a slice off the legs.
take a slice from a cut cake (v.)

(Aus.) to commit adultery.

[Aus] ‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xli 4/2: take a slice from a cut cake: Commit adultery.