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.
|Prison Sl. 62: Slice The vagina.|
(b) a generic for women, in the context of sexual intercourse.
|[||‘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].|
|[||Sun. Times (Perth) 3 Mar. 4/8: One of the petitioner’s friends / Has after the cut-loaf been crawling].|
|Erotic Muse (1992) 293: I figure whenever he’s got you down / You oughta give him a slice.|
|Plays: 3 (1994) Scene ii: If you had seen me, on the quiet, having my slice, on any old side, with any old whore.Morning After Optimism in|
|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 … .|
|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.
|Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 15: My dishy lovely slice of peach Melba.|
|Oz ser. 1 ep. 1 [TV script] I got to wonder about a guy who let his slice come into a pit like this.‘The Routine’|
|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].
|AND].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) [|
|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.in|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxv 6/1: half a slice: Ten shillings or a dollar.|
|Parramatta Jail Gloss. 9: slice, two dollars.|
3. (US campus) a friend, an intimate [abbr. home slice under home n.].
|Blood Posse 54: Chill out, slice.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 22: He had me down as a slice, next stop Open University.|
(US) a ‘red-light’ area.
|Teen-Age Mafia 116: A flea-bag on skid row or a cathouse in slicetown.|
1. to have sexual intercourse.
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 186: Mindful of the many slices / She got on Ida with Anchiases.|
|Burlesque Homer (4th edn) I 253: [as cit. 1772].|
|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.
|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.|
of a man, to have sexual intercourse, esp. with a married woman, since proverbially ‘a slice off a cut loaf is never missed’.
|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.|
|,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|‘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.|
|Crim.-Con. Gaz. 17 Aug. 263/1: ‘I’ll [...] go home to Lady Brougham and take a slice ob her cold mutton’.|
|‘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.|
|What’s In It For Me? 38: I’ll just give you a couple of slices off my own loaf.|
|in 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.|
|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.East in|
|Spike Island (1981) 96: We also pick up [...] who’s knockin’ a slice off somebody’s wife.|
|(con. 1986) 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.|
see piece of cake under piece n.
(Irish) an act of sexual intercourse.
|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.|
|Jailhouse Jargon and Street Sl. [unpub. ms.].|
(Aus.) to commit adultery.
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xli 4/2: take a slice from a cut cake: Commit adultery.|