Green’s Dictionary of Slang

meat n.

1. a body, usu. a woman’s, as an object of sexual pleasure.

[UK]Skelton Magnyfycence line 2265: And from thens to the halfe strete, To get us there some freshe mete. Why, is there any store of rawe motton? Ye, in faythe.
[UK]J. Heywood A Merry Play in Farmer Dramatic Writings (1905) 87: And had ye no meat, John John?
[UK]J. Bale Comedye Concernyng Three Lawes (1550) Ciii: What wylte thou fall to mutton? [...] Rank loue is full of heate where hungrye dogges lacke meate, They wyll durty puddynges eate For want of befe and conye.
[UK]Cobbler of Canterbury (1976) 15: Why how now Scull quoth hee? will no worse meat go downe with you then my wife?
[UK]Dekker Honest Whore Pt 2 (1630) III iii: We haue meates of all sorts of dressing; we haue stew’d meat for your Frenchman, pretty light picking meat for your Italian, and that which is rotten roasted, for Don Spaniardo.
W. Goddard Neaste of Waspes D4: Or’e stoues Dutch-women sitts ... to roste meate for theire men.
[UK]Fletcher Bloody Brother II iii: Make room there, Roome for the Dukes meate.
[UK]T. Killigrew Parson’s Wedding (1664) V ii: What say you, is’t a Match? Your bed is big enough for two, and my meat will not cost you much.
Mennis & Smith et al. ‘A Song’ Wit and Drollery 55: Her thighs and belly, soft and faire, To me were only shewn, To have seen such meat, and not to have eat, Would have angred any stone.
[UK]Cary Marriage Night in Dodsley Old Plays XV II i: But is she man’s meat? I have a tender appetite, and can scarcely digest One in her teens.
[UK]‘P.R.’ Whores Dialogue 9: She is the Cook and the Meat dressing her self all day, to be tasted with the better appetite at night.
[UK]T. Duffet Psyche Debauch’d III i: The delicat’st bit of Man’s meat that e’er lips weer laid to, or legs laid over.
[UK]J. Lacy Sir Hercules Buffoon III iii: I am so plagued with Citizens, that I cannot have a Deer that’s mans meat, but they steal it out of my Park, my Lord.
N. Ward Libertine’s Choice 8: What tho’ I chiefly love one sort of Meat, ’Tis Punishment to’ve nothing else to eat.
[UK]‘Nickydemus Ninnyhammer’ Homer in a nut-shell 65: Dost think I’m for a Coward meat?
[UK]‘Whipping-Tom’ Immodest Wearing of Hoop-Petticoats I 39: She that is growing up fit for Man’s Meat, may, by some Spark measuring the Dimensions of her Hoop, be rotten before she’s ripe.
[UK]Foote Minor in Works (1799) I 257: She has brought a pretty piece of man’s meat already: as sweet as a nosegay, and as ripe as a cherry.
[UK]Memoirs of [...] Jane D****s 75: Jenny [...] politely said to the colonel, well sir if you had not young meat, at least it was wholesome.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 301: He finds her flesh so very sweet, / He swears he’ll touch no other meat.
[Ire]Kilmainham Minit in Walsh Ireland Sixty Years Ago (1885) 88: But when dat we come to de Row, / Oh, dere was no meat in de market; / De boy he had travelled afore.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 47: He finds her flesh so very sweet, / He swears he’ll touch no other meat.
[UK]Pierce Egan’s Life in London 13 Mar. 53/1: [of prize-fighters] Both of the men, on peeling, seemed prime meat.
[UK] ‘Lamentation Of The Bawds Of London’ Cuckold’s Nest 18: ’Tis those houses where gentlemen scatter their water, / They’re now built quite snug with bricks and mortar [...] And so, if a swell meets a mot in the street, sirs, / Together so slily they in them can creep, sirs, / And instead of a bed have meat on the cheap, sirs.
[US]Wkly Rake (NY) 30 July n.p.: wants to knowWhether Johnny N. is not tired of eating ham, as he appeared to be seeking meat the other night.
[UK]Sam Sly 12 May 3/2: We advise that little pup, Be—nj—in W—st, to keep his little fingers off other person’s meat, or he will be getting choicely nailed.
[UK]Man of Pleasure’s Illus. Pocket-book n.p.: [T]there is scarcely a week passes without a fresh supply of meat, and generally in good order .
[US]Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 8 Apr. 2/2: [of men] Out west when a good-looking fellow commits a murder all the girls rush up and kiss him in court. Why? Because they like their meat ‘gamey’.
[UK]C. Deveureux Venus in India I 91: I keep a pretty little piece of brown meat, and have my regular greens twice a week.
[Aus]Dead Bird (Sydney) 30 Aug. 5/3: ‘Support whom you like,’ said the Old ’Un, ‘but I mean to have my meat.’ ‘ Later on I will try and get you some on the sly,"’said Miss Allspice. "Wait until all have retired, and you shall have your meat if I die for it’.
[US]F. Norris Vandover and the Brute (1914) 80: He looked after the girl a moment and muttered scornfully: ‘Cheap meat!’.
[US]Blind Lemon Jefferson ‘Deceitful Brownskin Blues’ 🎵 Lord, it’s heavy-hipped mama and the meat shakes on the bone.
[US]Lil Johnson ‘Meat Balls’ 🎵 Tryin’ to find a butcher that grind my meat / Yes I’m lookin’ for a butcher / He must be long and tall / If he want to grind my meat / Cause I’m wild about my meat balls.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 402: She heard the song near Ponca City, Oklahoma, before 1918 [...] ‘I went down to Jenny’s place, At ten o’clock or later, / She give me some hog-eye meat, / An’ I give her a ’tater.’.
[US] in F.C. Brown North Carolina Folklore III 366–7: Fry a little meat, and make a little gravy, / Hug my wife and kiss my baby.
[US](con. 1930s) R. Wright Lawd Today 76: Lawd, that guy sure loves his meat.
[US]J. Rechy Numbers (1968) 28: (in male homosexual context) My ‘sisters’ and their ‘aunties’ are furnishing lots and lots of liquor, and I’m rounding up [...] the meat!
[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 32: ‘No need to, man, there’s meat all around.’ ‘The women I meet generally want to get married.’ ‘Stay away from that type,’ advised Willie.
[Oth]D. Marechera House of Hunger (2013) [ebook] ‘Nigger [i.e Zimbabwean] girls are just meat,’ Harry said. ‘And I don’t like my meat raw’.
[US]J. Rechy Rushes (1981) 30: (in homosexual context) All he can see is the illumined flesh — ‘meat, prime meat,’ he loves to call it.
[US]C. Stroud Close Pursuit (1988) 67: No one has one [i.e. a body] unless he took it from someone else. You are bodies, all of you. Meat is what we all are.
[UK]P. Bailey Kitty and Virgil (1999) 188: She is half his age. He claims he loves her [...] She’s juicier meat is the reason.
[UK]B. Hare Urban Grimshaw 284: Kara was becoming quite the radical feminist, refusing to be used as meat by the boys.
[SA]Mail & Guardian On Line (SA) 14 Aug. 🌐 Drag the meat back to your magazine’s snazzy tent, club it into sub,ission with pumping house music and have your way.

2. (also lump of meat, piece of meat) the penis.

[UK]Buckley ‘Oxford Libell’ Arundel Ms. II 285: The baker he did cram the cockes / with bread well baked for y’ nonce / and she her mealy mouth well stoppes / w’h pleasinge meate quite free from bones.
[UK]S. Gosson Quippes for Upstart Newfangled Gentlewomen in Hazlitt Early Popular Poetry (1866) IV 259: That you should coutch your meat in dish, And others feel it is no fish.
[UK]Fletcher Rule a Wife I i: She has a greedy eye that must be fed With more than one mans meat.
[UK] ‘The Sence of the House’ Rump Poems and Songs (1662) I 104: I eat their Lordships meat by day, and giv’t their Wives by night.
[UK]Arrowsmith Reformation II i: May thou always gape for meat, and it be death for any man to feed you.
[UK]Vanbrugh Aesop III i: I’ll make you stay your Stomach with Meat of my chusing, you liquorish young Baggage you.
[UK]‘Bumper Allnight. Esquire’ Honest Fellow 133: If you cram her all night, she’ll cry out for more meat.
[UK] ‘The Man Who Had Too Much Meat’ Cuckold’s Nest 22: He’d got such a tail that it frightened the nurse [...] If little you’ve got, you may bless your lot, / For too much meat’s no use at all.
[UK] ‘Sally May’ Nancy Dawson’s Cabinet of Songs 8: For her with glee I’d ever strive, / To fill both mouth’s with meat.
[UK]Peeping Tom (London) 12 48/3: [advert] Merry chaunter — Meat and Gravy, or the Frenchman and the Blowen.
[UK] ‘The Wife’s Randy Dream’ Rakish Rhymer (1917) 19: His bit of meat was hanging out, I strok’d it o’er.
[UK]A. Lloyd [perf. Arthur Lloyd] ‘American Beef’ 🎵 And they're certain to go where they know they can get / The best and the cheapest of meat.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) VII 1308: A fresh bit of meat up her cunt, put in on the sly [...] is a treat few can refuse themselves.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[Aus]Sport (Adelaide) 20 Nov. 5/5: Tot is a housekeeper / Always trim and neat. / She hugs and kisses Jimmy / Every time he brings the meat.
[UK]Harry Champion [perf.] ‘Aunt Tilly’ 🎵 Oh Aunt Tilly, if you want some meat, / Walk into the shop old dear, we'll let you have a treat.
[US]Bessie Smith ‘You’ve Got to Give me Some’ 🎵 Said miss Jones to old butcher Pete, ‘I want a piece of your good old meat,’ / To the milkman I heard Mary scream, said she wanted a lot of cream .
[US]Lil Johnson ‘Take It Easy, Greasy’ 🎵 I’m going downtown to old butcher Pete’s, / Cause I want a piece of his good old meat.
[US](con. 1944) N. Mailer Naked and Dead 185: While we’re slipping a piece of meat to them every night.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 391: There’ll be no more wine, women or cunt. / We’ll lay in our trenches and dream of fine wenches, / And beat off our meat with a grunt.
[US]H. Ellison ‘A Boy & his Dog’ Beast that Shouted Love (1976) 185: Solitary bitches like the one in the Market Basket [were] just as likely to cut off your meat with a razor blade.
[US] in R.A.L. Humphreys Tearoom Trade 72: If the man has a very large piece of meat – I know from experience – I will not have somebody ram that thing down my throat.
[US]D. Goines Street Players 121: It would seem like years before she got a chance to lay up with that sweet brown meat.
[Aus]B. Robinson Aussie Bull 40: If you’re a male and you’ve ever [...] caught some ‘meat’ in the zipper of your fly [...] your so-called mates will laugh.
[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 44: No, listen, said Jimmy. – Meat is slang for your langer. There were cheers and screams.
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 75: Pack that meat in, you cumsuckin bitch!
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Leaving Bondi (2013) [ebook] ‘The only meat you’ll get [...] is straight up the blurter’.
[US]Simon & Pelecanos ‘Duck and Cover’ Wire ser. 2 ep. 8 [TV script] And I could use three more inches of meat.
[SA]K. Cage Gayle.
[US]Mad mag. Sept. 36: If there is some technology that allows vegetative folks to enjoy an active sex life, keep me hooked up! Dom ‘The Meat’ Cappicola.
[US]UGK ‘The Game Belongs To Me’ 🎵 Turnin whores to carnivores, they just can’t leave my meat alone.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 69: She needs a taste of SDW meat before she develops the same cock-teasing habits.
[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] ‘[W]e caught you staring at our meat while we took a piss’.
[US]J. Ellroy Widespread Panic 4: Confidential labeled him ‘the Lavender Lilliputian’ and ‘Princess Tiny Meat’.

3. the vagina; also attrib.

[UK]L. Barry Ram-Alley V i: Faith take a maide, and leaue the widdow, Maister Of all meates I loue not a gaping Oyster.
[UK]Mercurius Fumigosus 24 8–15 Nov. 107: The Streams of Concupiscence so in her floate, / That many a Water-man rows in her Meate.
[UK]T. Brown Amusements Serious and Comical in Works (1744) III 68: The women were [...] like frogs, only their lower parts were man’s meat.
[UK]Covent Garden Mag. Dec. 234/1: Attend, ye young virgins, to this moral tale, / Dispose of your meat ere it hangs till ’tis stale.
[UK]‘Roger Ranger’ Covent Garden Jester 73: Attend, ye young virgins, to this moral tale, / Dispose of your meat ere it hangs till ’tis stale.
[UK]‘Affairs in Greece’ in Boudoir II 54: To the pantry every day 'tis clear, / Voluptuous cookey used to repair, / Tho' a novel place for such a treat, / Twas there James used to spit cook's meat.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[US]Bo Carter ‘Banana in Your Fruit Basket’ 🎵 Now my baby’s got the meat, and I got the knife, / I’m gonna do her cuttin’, this bound to solve my life.
[US]H. Miller Tropic of Capricorn (1964) 161: With us he got a change of meat – Gentile cunt, as he put it. He liked Gentile cunt. Smelled sweeter, he said.
[US]H. Miller Sexus (1969) 23: We had persuaded them to try it, to get them to drape a leg over an armchair and expose a little salmon-colored meat.
[US]Trimble 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 246: meat 1. [...] 2. Vagina.
[US]O. Hawkins Chili 52: The ecstatic rubbing of our meat together [...] Meat on meat, meat against meat, meat into meat.
[UK]G. Burn Happy Like Murderers 157: ‘Meat shots’, ‘Hamburger shots’ in the jargon of the world of home-made pornography and contact magazines.

4. (orig. US) one’s body or flesh.

[US]W.A. Caruthers Kentuckian in N.Y. I 27: If I hadn’t had so many inches, he’d have been into my meat.
[US]J.S. Robb Streaks of Squatter Life 59: The afarr raised jessy in Nettle Bottom, and Old Tom Jones’ yell [...] gives my meat a slight sprinklin’ of ager whenever I think on it.
[UK]Whitman ‘Children of Adam’ Leaves of Grass (1982) 258: The curious sympathy one feels when feeling with the hand the naked meat of the body.
[UK](con. 1841) Fights for the Championship 171: Caunt had not a superfluous ounce of ‘meat’.
[US] ‘All Night Long’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 171: I’m seeking a fair señorita, / Not thin, and yet not too much meat.
[US]R. Chandler ‘The King in Yellow’ Spanish Blood (1946) 62: I been in the ring long enough to size up a guy’s meat.
[US]W. Pegler George Spelvin Chats 95: Show the camera a lot of leg-meat.
[Aus]K. Tennant Joyful Condemned 27: If you wanted a woman, you might as well have one with some meat on her.
[UK]E. Bond Saved Scene x: Yer wan’a get some meat on yer.
[US]‘Red’ Rudensky Gonif 21: He was a homo and as I was younger and somewhat repulsively attractive, he wanted me as young meat.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 184: That’s no joke for a man who’s carrying around the extra meat you are.
[US]L. Pettiway Workin’ It 157: Her whole face was open. All this meat was hanging down. As she walked out of the bar the girl just sliced her.

5. prey, as in he’s my meat referring to a potential victim.

[UK]Rowley, Dekker & Ford Witch of Edmonton III i: There’s my Rival taken up for Hang-man’s meat.
[US]W.T. Porter Big Bear of Arkansas (1847) 123: I knoed he were my meat without an accident.
[US]J. O’Connor Wanderings of a Vagabond 468: I’ve broken ye in, an’ ye’re my meat now!
[US]C.L. Martin Sketch of Sam Bass (1956) 57: You are a brave little cuss, but you are my meat.
[US]A.H. Lewis Wolfville 19: The signs an’ signal-smokes shorely p’ints to this yere Cherokee as our meat.
[US]J. London Road 83: He was my ‘meat.’ I ‘cottoned’ to him.
[Aus]Truth (Brisbane) 20 Nov. 9/4: A bold John Hop then came along and said [...] ‘now he’s my meat’.
[US]F. Packard Adventures of Jimmie Dale (1918) II xvi: We’ll have de bulls down here in a minute — an’ he’s our meat, not theirs.
[UK]‘Sapper’ Bulldog Drummond 238: And you understand fellows, don’t you? — he’s my meat.
[US]J. Lait Gangster Girl 147: I want McClosky fer me own meat. Get me? I don’ want nobody to croak dat hoodlum but Biff Glasson.
[US]B. Schulberg What Makes Sammy Run? (1992) 34: I’ve got a hunch Hollywood is my meat.
[UK]J. Braine Room at the Top (1959) 32: Don’t introduce him to Alice [...] She’s hunting for fresh meat.
[US]E. Shepard Doom Pussy 168: Anything that will stand still is his meat.
[US]S. King Stand (1990) 156: They had crossed the state line [...] and so they had become meat for the FBI.
[US]S. King It (1987) 42: Let’s go grease some queermeat!
[US](con. 1949) G. Pelecanos Big Blowdown (1999) 273: ‘Reed [...] Would you like to take this on?’ Reed smiled [...] ‘It’s my meat, Mr. Burke.’.
[US]J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 74: You get a punk jacket in here and you are just meat.
[UK]D. O’Donnell Locked Ward (2013) 55: Then Bill got his eyes on me. He rolled them once or twice [...] ‘New meat, Fred? Who’s the new meat?’.

6. a prostitute; thus fresh meat, a novice prostitute; raw meat, a woman in flagrante delicto; the price of meat, the cost of a prostitute.

[UK]New Sprees of London 36: Almost every house in the street is a bawdyken, and a decent bit of prize meat may be got at, at a reasonable price.
[US] in N.E. Eliason Tarheel Talk (1956) 283: There is lots of good stuff floating up and down the streets every night ... it is the best sort of mulatto meat.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 264: Viande, f. A whore; ‘meat’.
[US]G. Indiana Rent Boy 25: They know anybody they get after that’s gonna be pretty fucked-out meat.

7. (orig. US) a person (or thing) that fits the bill, meets one’s needs.

[US]‘Mark Twain’ Roughing It 357: Capt. Ned sprung to his feet and said: ‘Come along – you’re my meat now, my lad, anyway.’.
[US]S.E. White Arizona Nights 117: ‘Whew!’ I whistles. ‘That’s a large order. But I’m your meat.’.
E. Dyson ‘Two Battlers and a Bear’ in Lone Hand (Sydney) June 180/2: ‘He’s my meat,’ declared Shellman.
[UK]A.G. Empey Over the Top 119: I gleefully fell in with the scheme, and told Cassell I was his meat.
[US](con. 1920s) J.T. Farrell Young Manhood in Studs Lonigan (1936) 450: She was his meat. She weighed about a hundred and twenty-five pounds, nice figure.
[UK]News of the World 11 June 6: If you’re feeling musicomedy-conscious ‘Meet the People’ is just your meat (Ugh!).
[Aus]D. Niland Big Smoke 218: That’s a good story of yours, but it’s not my meat.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 119: Movies were my meat.
[Can](con. 1920s) O.D. Brooks Legs 153: Sob stories are not my meat.
[US]Eble Campus Sl. Apr.
[UK]J. Meades Empty Wigs (t/s) 291: What sort of meat turns you on? [...] . Guaranteed supply of exceptional flesh.

8. (US) a corpse, a wounded person; also attrib.

‘O Henry’ ‘Hygeia at the Solito’ in Heart of the West 111: A doctor that couldn’t tell he was graveyard meat ought to be skinned with a cinch buckle.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).
[Aus](con. 1941) R. Beilby Gunner 153: ‘The meat-run’ he explained [...] ‘I’ve got a load of wounded from Alikambos.’.
[US]J. Webb Fields of Fire (1980) 370: Now, let’s count some meat, all right?
[US]S. King Christine 309: The boy was run over three times each way. He was meat.
[UK]Indep. Mag. 3 July 23: One moment he was a sentient being. The next moment he was meat.
[US]J. Lansdale Leather Maiden 42: Bullets tore this way and that, and when it was over there was meat all over the place.

9. (orig. US) a person of another race as an object of sexual gratification, constructed with a colour; thus dark meat n. (2); white meat n. (1)

[[US] in Stag Party 38: At an elegant tea in Washington were present Representative B., whose wife was a very pronounced brunette. The hostess, also a brunette, asked the usual question as to Mr. B.’s preference in chicken [...] ‘I prefer the dark meat always.’].
implied in black meat

10. (US) an inferior person, poss. physically robust but mindless or gullible, thus often used to describe sportsmen; also affectionate use.

[US]J. Brosnan Long Season (1975) 93: Meat, you’re crazy as a crab! [Ibid.] 271: Meat A term of indiscriminate affection.
[US]Baker et al. CUSS 156: Meat. A person without much social or academic ability.
[US]J. Bouton Ball Four 134: ‘What does that mean, Bob?’ ‘I don’t know, Meat. Just call Marvin tomorrow’ .

11. (US) in pl., a set of car tyres.

[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl. 36: meats Tires ‘Got to get me some new meats for my ride’.

12. (US Und.) a thug, a bodyguard.

[US]C. Stella Eddie’s World 52: He your meat? [...] He’s a big guy. I’m supposed to get nervous? That it?
[US](con. 1963) L. Berney November Road 227: The meat on the right glanced at his partner [...] Barone didn’t seem like such a bad brass boy, did he?

In compounds

meatbag (n.)

1. the stomach.

[US]G.F. Ruxton Life in the Far West (1849) 11: Dick was as full of arrows as a porkypine: one was sticking right through his cheek, one in his meat-bag.
[US]L.W. Garrard Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail 46: I bet I make you eat dogmeat [...] and you’ll say it’s good, and the best you ever hid in your ‘meatbag’.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.

2. a heavily muscled man.

[US]T. Willocks Green River Rising 45: The white muscle yard where the cons, particularly the meatbags [...] pumped iron.
[UK]A.L. McLeod Runner 25: You are a glorified meatbag. Nothing more, nothing less.
meat balls (n.)

(US black) the testicles.

[US]Lil Johnson ‘Meat Balls’ 🎵 Yes I’m lookin’ for a butcher / He must be long and tall / If he want to grind my meat / ’Cause I’m wild about my meat balls.
meat basket (n.)

a portable wicker ‘coffin’ used to convey a corpse to the morgue.

[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Half-Size Homicide’ in Speed Detective Nov. 🌐 A detachment of morgue attendants had loaded him in a wicker meat basket.
meat curtains (n.)

the female vaginal lips or labia majora.

[UK]K. Lette Llama Parlour 155: A woman lay spread-eagled across the page, displaying what the boys back home would so eloquently call her ‘meat curtains’.
meat-flasher (n.)

an exhibitionist, one who exposes themselves indecently; thus meat-flashing, exhibitionism.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues IV 297/2: Meat-flashing, subs. (common). Exposure of the person. Hence, meat-flasher =a public offender in this line.
meathook (n.)

(US) the hand.

[US]J. Brosnan Long Season 18: Grissom’s huge, fast-balling meathook.
[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] Verdad punched Jay’s knuckles with his brown tattooed meathook.
[US]T. Pluck Boy from County Hell 33: Ti’ Boy clubbed them all down with his meat hooks.
meat horn (n.)

the penis.

[US](con. 1950s) H. Junker ‘The Fifties’ in Eisen Age of Rock 2 (1970) 103: Back with the guys, who had probably been [...] pounding or pulling their collective pud, wang, schlong, dong, skin flute, meat horn, beef tube, pecker.
meat house (n.) [house n.1 (1)/SE house]

1. (US) one’s body.

[US]J. O’Connor Wanderings of a Vagabond 403: Try an’ git back here by Monday night, or I’ll try an’ git inter yer meat-house!

2. (also meat shop) a brothel.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[US]McKinney’s Cotton Pickers ‘Beedle-Um-Bum’ 🎵 She’s got a meat shop on the block; / She’s always got the gimme.
[Aus]T. Hartley gloss. in Simes DAUS (1993).

3. (US police) a morgue.

[US]D. Runyon More Guys and Dolls (1951) 24: He never will be as close to the meat house again and be alive. That’s the morgue.
meat injection (n.)

(orig. US) an act of penetration by the penis.

[US]K. Weaver Texas Crude 108: What’s this, dear heart, your famous meat injection?
[Scot]I. Welsh Trainspotting 9: That beats any meat injection ... that beats any fuckin cock in the world.
[US]Spin Nov. n.p.: Their defining pro-pleasure dissertation is ‘(I Wanna) Meat Injection,’ on which they avow that they’d swap Rudolph Valentino and Tom Cruise for a ‘meat injection’ from ‘someone sweet, who can keep an erection’.
meat lance (n.) (also meat spear, meat stick)

(US) the penis.

Atlee Domino 119: Any [...] man would want to bury his meat lance in them for five minutes, while he held his breath [HDAS].
[US]Gay Video Dad Behind Closed Doors 🌐 Rev. of Natural Instinct: Cummings and Grand flip-flop so Grand can toss some salad and then use his meat stick to poke at Cummings’ hot ass.
[US]Eight Hand Reviews ‘Devinn Lane’s Succulent Blossom’ Adult Novelty Reviews 🌐 Once fully erect, which never takes long watching Devinn, I stabbed my meat spear into what I was imagining as Devinn’s very own Succulent Blossom.
[US]‘Bootscooter’ August Moone 9:28 🌐 [P]roud of his meat stick that was more than nominal size for a lad his age .
meat locker (n.)

1. (US) a chilled container used at a morgue to store corpses.

[US]T. Robinson Hard Bounce [ebook] ‘Lucky that you’re not in a meat locker in the basement’.

2. (US prison) a solitary confinement cell or block.

[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] [T]hey hauled the mess of [...] Kincaid’s body to the meat locker. He spent five years in solitary.
meat mag (n.) [mag n.4 (1)]

(US) a magazine of homosexual pornography.

[US]Maledicta III:2 250: After Dark and some others are approaching the meat-mag status of gay pornography.
meat man (n.)

(US black) a pimp.

[US]Archie Seale Man About Harlem 2 May [synd. col.] The G Men’s arrest of several Harlem meat men [...] will drive the rest [...] to Washington where everything is wide open.
[US]Archie Seale Man About Harlem 3 Oct. [synd. col.] A general hauling in of Harlem meat men is being planned [and] the police will confiscate their cars.
meat market (n.)

see separate entry.

meat puppet (n.) [SE puppet, both ‘jump up and down’] (US)

1. a gullible person.

W. Gibson Neuromancer 147: Where’s the meat puppet?
[US](con. 1998–2000) J. Lerner You Got Nothing Coming 391: I’m down wid dat, my little Hispanic meat puppet.
White Panty Superette 🌐 unlike real-life meat puppets, Victoria’s the kind of girl whose picture you’re never ashamed to show the folks back home.
M. Hyde in Guardian 5 Sept. 🌐 [Cummings] is as feared as you would expect of a man for whom the prime minister is merely a meat puppet.

2. the penis.

[US]Alt. Eng. Dict. 🌐 meat puppet (noun) penis. (Not common) ‘Do you want to play with my meat puppet?’.

3. (US) a corpse.

[US]D. Swierczynski California Bear 215: Visiting the meat puppet that was once animated by her husband’s brain activity would make as much sense as visiting a dustbin full of his hair.
meat rack (n.)

see separate entry.

meat shot (n.)

(US) a flesh wound.

[US]R. Price Clockers 490: He wasn’t too worried about Horace. It looked like just a meat shot.
meat tool (n.) [tool n.1 (1)]

(US) the penis.

[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 81: Like with your meat tool? You got no girl, who do you fuck other than your hand?
meat-trap (n.)

(Aus.) the mouth.

[Aus]Truth (Sydney) Feb. 3/1: He represented Westmoreland for 20 years without once opening his meattrap on behalf of his constituents.
meat wagon (n.) [lit. and fig. uses of sense 9 above + SE wagon]

1. (US) an ambulance.

(ref. to 1918) J.H. Taber Story of 168th Infantry 189: By this time all of the old members of the regiment [...] cheerfully referred to the ambulance as the ‘meat wagon’.
[US] ‘Und. “Lingo” Brought Up-to-Date’ L.A. Times 8 Nov. K3: MEAT-WAGON: Ambulance.
[US](con. WW1) E.C. Parsons Great Adventure 269: [H]e rode triumphantly back on the seat of the meat wagon which had been hastily dispatched to pick up his mangled remains .
[US]B. Stiles Serenade to the Big Bird 42: I saw the meat-wagon start toward a ship taxi-ing in.
[US](con. 1943–5) A. Murphy To Hell and Back (1950) 91: ‘How’d he get it?’ [...] ‘How would I know? I don’t run the meat wagon.’.
[US]H. Ellison ‘Kid Killer’ Deadly Streets (1983) 121: Down the street the meat wagon came toward them [...] clanging sacriligiously.
[US]‘Tom Pendleton’ Iron Orchard (1967) 80: After the Odessa undertaker’s ‘meat wagon’ had carted the bodies away.
[US]E. Tidyman Shaft 162: The meat-wagon crew was scraping the pieces of him off a wall someplace.
[US]J. Ellroy Because the Night 212: ‘[A]n old bag lady got grazed by a ricochet. The meat wagon took her to Central Receiving’.
[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 192: Gotta go now, honey. The meat wagon must’ve arrived.
[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 397: Medics hauled gurneys. Medics hauled vics. Meat wagons hauled Code 3.
[US] M. McBride Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] The last house on the left had two patrol cars and a meatwagon parked in the driveway.

2. a vehicle used for conveying prisoners to and from court, police stations, prisons etc, a general police van.

[US] in R.E. Weinberg et al. Tough Guys (1993) 549: You’re bait for the meat wagon. I talked, boys. Oh yes, I talked.
[UK]‘Raymond Thorp’ Viper 72: They pushed me in a meat wagon - a Black Maria to you.
[UK]F. Norman Bang To Rights 9: You get in the second peter on the right [...] till the meat waggon arrives.
[Aus]W. Dick Bunch of Ratbags 77: I’ll radio through to the morgue to see if the meat-wagon is on its way.
[Aus]Adamson & Hanford Zimmer’s Essay (1974) 46: There were fourteen men inside the meat wagon.
[NZ]G. Newbold Big Huey 33: As we were about to get into the police ‘meat wagon’ which takes remand prisoners to court, the screws gave us a rub-down.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 19: Loved a bit of bother the Filth, first there was thirty seconds, six more inside two minutes, stripes, trannies, meat-wagons.
[UK]Sun. Times News Rev. 12 Mar. 1: When he left for the gentler regime at Stanford Hill [...] Razor Smith carried his bags to the meat wagon.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 396: Waiting for us, no in a meatwagon, but in two squad cars.
[Scot]I. Welsh Decent Ride 328: Another meat wagon swings by brining mair polis.
[Scot]G. Armstrong Young Team 47: A polis meat wagon screams up.
Twitter 27 Aug. 🌐 Stormy mocks Donald, yet look at her handcuffed in the meat wagon .

3. (US, also meat truck) a hearse.

[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Dissolve Shot’ Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective May 🌐 Phone the [...] homicide squad and tell [them] to bring a meat wagon. Also an ambulance for Mr. Michaelson.
[US]R. Chandler Lady in the Lake (1952) 106: Murder-a-day Marlowe they call him. They have the meat wagon following him around to follow up on the business he finds.
Side Street [film script] There’s your customer, everything else is for the meat wagon.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 73: There was a city meat wagon on the street.
[US]J. Wambaugh Glitter Dome (1982) 176: The homicide team had taken charge [...] They all waited for the coroner’s meat wagon.
[UK]P. Baker Blood Posse 205: The dead were thown into meat wagons.
[US]Big Punisher ‘’95 Freestyle’ 🎵 Niggas, wise up / or that meat truck’ll be pickin all you guys up.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘Jungletown Jihad’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 362: We moved by the meat wagon. I craned a look and caught the corpses within.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 135: The meat wagon and the guys bring out their gear [...] I squat down for one last look before they cart him off to the slab.

4. a large, expensive automobile.

[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 11: [He would] pick me up in his Oldsmobile convertible — a big, fat luxury car, a real meat wagon.
meat whistle (n.)

(US) the penis, esp. as an object of fellatio.

[US] ‘The Iceman and the Cook’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 48: Maybe you blow da tune on da meat whistle, ha?
[US]M. Braly On the Yard (2002) 82: What’re you going to do on the variety show [...] Perform on the meat whistle?
[US]T. Berger Sneaky People (1980) 214: Soon’s you play a little tune on my meat whistle.
[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 61: Meat Whistle The penis.
[US]T. Pluck ‘Gunplay’ in Life During Wartime (2018) 73: Fired a minigun at a remote control glider while this hooker went to town on my meat whistle.
[US]T. Pluck Boy from County Hell 63: They waited until his lips were nearly wrapped around their buddy’s meat whistle.
meat-works (n.)

(Aus.) a brothel.

[Aus] in T. Hartley glossary in Simes DAUS (1993).
tender meat (n.)

(US) a young, prob. under-age girl.

[US]Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 22 July 3/3: he liked tender meat. / An Old Butcher Selects a Sixteen-Year-Old Lamb of the Flock and Elopes Wilh Her.
[US]E. Liebow Tally’s Corner 141: [f.n.] Richard [...] once ‘put down’ a woman of thirty or so, forgoing the pleasures of her automobile as well, because ‘She’s too old. I like tender meat’.

In phrases

beat one’s meat (v.) (orig. US)

1. (also flog one’s meat) to masturbate; also fig. and in dismissive phr. go beat your meat!, adj. meat-beating, masturbating, -ory.

[US] ‘Wild Buckaroo’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 107: One evenin’ in Bishop, I walked up the street, / And I was damn fed up with beatin’ my meat.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 636: You get to thinkin about women you come all apart at the seams and be floggin your meat all a time.
[US]Southern & Hoffenberg Candy (1970) 58: Are you here for masturbation? [...] You know — onanism — ‘beating your meat’.
[US] ‘Answer to the Letter’ in D. Wepman et al. Life (1976) 143: You talk like I lost something real sweet, / But I got more kick out of beating my meat.
T. Kochman ‘“Rapping” in the Black Ghetto’Trans-action Feb. 33/2: ‘[O]l meat-beating Reese rather screw that cross-eyed, clapsy bitch’.
[US]J. Lahr Hot to Trot 32: Keep your hands off your meat, boys [...] ‘He who beats it depletes it.’.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 92: Hey homeboy, what chu doin’ dere – beatin’ yo’ meat? Nigger’s makin’ whip cream!
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 41: They talked about things like ‘beating your meat’, ‘bustin’ a nut,’ and ‘gettin’ some head’.
[Aus]R.G. Barrett Leaving Bondi (2013) [ebook] After half a page [...] Les felt it’d be more fun beating his meat.
[US]Sandmann ‘ Burning Down the House’ Planet Sex Stories 🌐 As I stared down through the cracks of the roof I was rewarded with the sight of Eddie beating his meat. It was the first cock I’d ever seen, 8 or 9 inches long, and it immediately made my mouth water.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 149: I don’t understand the ’sexy newsreader’ schtick [...] I’m talking about conflict in the Middle East and you’re beating your meat?

2. to brag, to boast.

[US]N. Mailer Naked and the Dead 422: I was president of our junior class in high school [...] I don’t mean that that’s anything to beat my meat about, but it taught me how to get along with people.
bit of meat (n.)

1. the vagina.

[UK] ‘The Blowen & The Swell’ Nobby Songster 42: So if you want a bit of meat that is both sweat and clean; / O come with me, for I can see, that you are very green.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.

2. sexual intercourse.

[UK]H. King [perf. Dan Leno] ‘Dear Old Mike’ 🎵 I can do what I like with dear old Mike / All the week from Monday / Hees as happy as you please, on a crust of bread and cheese / But he likes a bit of meat on Sunday.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 729/2: C.18–20.

3. a woman considered as nothing more than a sex object.

[UK]A. Bleasdale Scully 85: The feller what poisoned his judy years ago and legged it to America with his bit of meat dressed up as a lad.
black meat (n.)

1. a black woman’s genitals.

[US]Maledicta IX 52: black meat n [L] Pudendum of a black woman.

2. a black woman.

[US] in P. Smith Letter from My Father (1978) 170: He was getting used to fucking black meat preparatory to marrying Tinena.
[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks 9/1: Black meat, a negress.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 24: black meat A negro female.
[US]R.D. Pharr S.R.O. (1998) 438: ‘She likes Black meat is all. She don’t care if it’s man or woman’.
[US]I.L. Allen Lang. of Ethnic Conflict 46: Color Allusions, Other than ‘Black’ and ‘Negro’: black-meat, piece-of-dark meat, rare-peice[sic]-of-dark-meat, hot-piece-of-dark-meat.
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 203: White men live for the day to get a piece a’ black meat.

3. (US gay) a black male homosexual.

E. Wilson Show Business Laid Bare 30: Almost always the gay sophisticates on the buying end were white men with money. They [...] preferred, as they said, white meat, but black meat was acceptable.
bust one’s meat (v.)

(UK black) of a man, to ejaculate.

[US]J2K ‘Love You’ 🎵 Let me offload and bust my meat quick.
don’t let your meat loaf [pun on SE loaf, the food/loaf, to loiter]

(US) a general phr. of encouragement, the implication being ‘don’t procrastinate’.

[US] cited in Lighter HDAS II.
[US] oral testimony in Lighter HDAS II.
Frank Zappa Thing-Fish [album] Don’t let your meat loaf.
[US]C.E. Lincoln The Avenue, Clayton City (1996) 6: Good night, Guts. Don’t let your meat loaf, your gravy might curdle.
[film title] Don’t Let Your Meat Loaf.
[US]P. Gerald ‘An Alaska Sailor’s Vocabulary’ 16 June 🌐 MEAT LOAF – it’s not just a meal anymore, it’s something to avoid. The saying, always said to a male person, is ‘Don’t let your meat loaf.’ Chris proudly tells the story of when a woman told him not to let his meat loaf and right off the top of his head he came up with the perfect response: ‘Don’t let your pussy willow.’.
Thirty Below Band homepage 🌐 Stay Cool and don’t let your meat loaf.
give someone some meat (v.) (also give someone some)

of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

[US](con. 1950s) D. Goines Whoreson 142: I’ll give you some meat this morning when I go to bed.
[US]L. Pettiway Workin’ It 216: I must have been looking better than a little bit, ’cause this bitch was like, ‘What’s up, baby? How you doing? My name is Michael.’ And from there, it was like I liked him that much, I wanted to give him some.
hang one’s meat (v.)

(US) of a man, to urinate.

Noyes MS n.p.: To Hang one’s Meat = to empty this, to wring out one’s swab ‘to relieve one’s self’ [HDAS].
hawk one’s meat (v.)

to display one’s body.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 539/1: C.19–20.
light meat (n.)

(US) white people, usu. women, considered as sex objects.

[US]C. Himes Pinktoes (1989) 73: ‘You likes dark meat or light meat, honey?’ [...] ‘I know what part Joe likes.’.
lump of meat (n.)

see sense 2 above .

make cold meat of (v.) [var. on SE phr. make mincemeat of]

(orig. US) to kill.

[UK]Dickens Pickwick Papers (1999) 246: You mustn’t handle your piece in that ’ee way [...] or I’m damned if you won’t make cold meat of some of us!
[US]H. Rawson Dict. of Invective (1991) 91: To make cold meat [of someone] is to kill a person.
meat and two veg (n.) (also meat and two bits)

the penis and testicles.

[US]Trimble 5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.
[UK]K. Lette Mad Cows 95: Penises, like snowflakes, are each of them different. And Maddy liked them all. [...] The round-heads. The hooded eyes. The meat and two veg packed lunch variety.
[UK]L. Gould Shagadelically Speaking 32: Austin realizes all is not well with his meat and two bits.
OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. 🌐 meat and two veg. n. male genitalia.
[UK]Guardian Weekend 7 Feb. 12: Men in dresses with birds’-nest hair chopping off their meat and two veg in order to enjoy the privileges of using the women’s bog.
Cape Times IOL 19 May 🌐 A painting showing his ‘meat and two veg’ swinging free as nature intended.
[UK]D. O’Donnell Locked Ward (2013) 195: He calls himself Lola, dresses up in a tutu and high heels but [...] still has his meat an’ two veg intact.
Twitter 15 Feb. 🌐 He is now recovering in hospital from hypothermia and a fractured eye-socket. They are still waiting for his meat and two veg to descend.
meat for your master (n.)

that which is considered out of reach of the speaker, and due only to their superiors.

[UK]Otway Soldier’s Fortune II i: She’s meat for thy master, old boy; I have my belly-full of her every night.
[UK]Hist. of Col. Francis Charteris 18: Trusty Jack [...] found that she was Meat for his Master, and accordingly hired her for an House-maid.
[UK]Swift Polite Conversation 30: You have the wrong Sow by the Ear; I assure you that’s Meat for your Master.
[UK]Fielding Tom Jones (1959) 348: He love my lady! I’d have you know, woman, she is meat for his master.
[UK]Foote Minor in Works (1799) I 242: De opera, pardonnez, by gar dat is meat for your master.
[UK]in Bristol Magpie 23 Nov. 1882 10/2: Meanwhile, a scurvey little man, ogled and smirked [...] and fain would have dallyed with mine, but John observing, I was meat for his master, drew me off, at which my wouldbe gallant made his withdrawal.
piece of meat (n.)

see sense 2 above .

pound someone’s meat (v.) (US)

to have sexual intercourse.

[US](con. c.1900) J. Thompson King Blood (1989) 20: Ray was pounding his mother’s meat. Ray was diddling his mother’s pussy.
pull on one’s meat (v.)

to masturbate.

[US]A. Brooke Last Toke 122: Don’t trust me no dude that pray while he pull on his meat.
[US]Spoonie G ‘Spoonin Rap’ 🎵 When you go in the shower he’s a-pulling his meat.
pump one’s meat (v.)

to masturbate.

[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 128: As soon as she was gone I started pumping my meat again.
put the meat to (v.) (also throw the meat to)

of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 653: When a good-looking filly would come into heat, / Was the Strawberry Roan that throwed her the meat.
[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 125: Sam wanted the brothers to beat up on you and crack your nuts for putting the meat to his bitch.
[US]D. Goines Swamp Man 145: You put the meat to his sister.
[US](con. c.1970) G. Hasford Short Timers (1985) 6: You maggots are huffing and puffing the way your momma did the first time your old man put the meat to her.
sink one’s meat (v.)

(US) to have sexual intercourse.

[UK] ‘Rangy Lil’ in Bold (1979) 192: Where every man could find a seat / And watch that greaser sink his meat.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 667: Where every man could get a seat / And watch the half-breed sink his meat.
[US]‘Mae West in “The Hip Flipper”’ [comic strip] in B. Adelman Tijuana Bibles (1997) 99: Hardly had they sunk the meat and settled down for another amorous session [etc.].
swinging on the meat (phr.)

see under swing v.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

meat axe (n.)

see separate entry.


see separate entries.

meatbrain (n.)

(orig. US) a fool.

[US](con. 1967) P. Conroy Lords of Discipline 416: You are disgraced, meatbrain.
[US]A. Wasserman ‘Lion’s Tale’ 🌐 ‘Watch it, Ham,’ snarls Beef. ‘You’re getting my stuff wet!’ ‘So what, meatbrain?’ asks Hambone in mock challenge. 🌐 He was known by several nicknames such as ‘Peebrain’, ‘Meatbrain’, ‘Dipstick’, ‘Fleabag’, ‘Booboo Dog’, ‘Old Man’, and ‘The Lurker’ but to me he was always ‘My Baby.’.
meat-eater (n.) [antonym of grass-eater under grass n.1 ]

(US Und.) a police officer who, not content with the payoffs, bribes and perks that are freely offered, actively compels people to offer him such monies.

[US]Knapp Commission Report Dec. 4: Corrupt policemen have been described as falling into two basic categories: ‘meat-eaters’ and ‘grass-eaters.’ [...] meat-eaters are those policemen who [...] aggressively misuse their police powers for personal gain.
[US]T. Philbin Under Cover 102: I know they accused you of grass-eating [...] Everybody eats grass, I don’t see that as bad. As long as you aren’t a meat-eater, that’s fine.
[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak 97: Meat eater – a police officer who will actively seek bribes.
[US]M.F. Armstrong They Wished They Were Honest 28: It was he who originated the classification of corrupt police officers as ‘meat eaters’ and ‘grass eaters’.
[US]D. Winslow The Force [ebook] Cops fall into two categories—grass eaters and meat eaters. [...] The meat eaters are the predators, they go after what they want—the drug rips, the mob payoffs, the cash. They go out and hunt and bring it down.
Meat-Freezer (n.)

see separate entry.

meat-grinder (n.) (US)

1. a shotgun.

[US]‘Paul Cain’ Fast One (1936) 192: The navigator telling the boys what a swell lot of hash they’d make if he let go with that meat grinder.

2. a car with a loud engine.

A.C. Johnston Courtship of Andy Hardy [film script] I’m gonna change this old meat-grinder here into a tow-truck [HDAS].
[US]Wentworth & Flexner DAS.

3. any tough situation or place in which an elimination process is being carried out, such as training.

[US]R. Chandler Long Good-Bye 243: In our town the mobs don’t kill a cop. [...] And a live cop who has been put through the meat grinder is a much better advertisement.
[US]G. Marx letter 31 Mar. in Groucho Letters (1967) 221: I am so exhausted from the five and a half days in the meat grinder.
[US](con. 1968) D.A. Dye Citadel (1989) 137: Meanwhile, good ol’ Tremblin’ two-Five goes back the way it came and gets its ass caught in the meat-grinder again.
[US]R. Marcinko Rogue Warrior (1993) 266: It’s gonna be a motherfucking meat-grinder, remember — you don’t have to like it. You just have to do it.

4. someone who controls one and renders one’s life unpleasant.

[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 102: The toughmen were just convenient foils for the true meatgrinders of the world: the landlords, the foremen, the cops, the judges, the nagging spouse, the fools in charge.
meathead (n.)

see separate entry.

meathook (n.)

1. a curl on the temple, then fashionable among London cockneys; thus in pl., curls in general.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 730: —1887.

2. (Aus./US) the arm.

[Aus]W.H. Downing Digger Dialects 33: meat-hook — Arm.
[Aus](con. WWI) A.G. Pretty Gloss. Sl. [...] in the A.I.F. 1921–1924 (rev. t/s) n.p.: meat hook. The arm.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Pimp 246: I noticed his big meat-hooks.

3. (US) a hand; often in pl.

[Aus]E. Dyson ‘The Truculent Boy’ in Benno and Some of the Push 50: ‘Take yer meat-hooks outer me,’ snarled Nipper.
[US]J.L. Kuethe ‘Johns Hopkins Jargon’ in AS VII:5 334: meat hooks — hands.
[US]F. Gruber ‘Sad Serbian’ in Penzler Pulp Fiction (2007) 172: Big Mamie reaches down and twists one of her meat hooks in the back of her purple dressing gown.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘The Fastest Runner’ in Amer. Dream Girl (1950) 16: Tony had very big strong hands. The other kids sometimes called them ‘meat hooks’.
[Aus]J. Hibberd Dimboola (2000) 83: Put your meat-hooks up!
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 48: Her with those huge meathooks folded calmly in her lap.
[US]R. Price Breaks 195: His hands looked like meat hooks – big scarred jobs.
[US]R. Campbell Sweet La-La Land (1999) 154: I saw Hooligan clamp his meat hook on that A-rab’s arm.
[UK]Guardian Weekend 26 June 3: Their grubby little meathooks.
[US]‘Jack Tunney’ Cutman [ebook] You’d better keep your meat hooks off me.

4. (US) the penis .

[US]Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 23: Penis [...] meat hook.
meat-hungry (adj.)

(Aus.) desperate for, intensely enthusiastic.

Drew & Evans Grifter 114: ‘They’re after the top-weight [horse], Fisherman. They’re Fisherman mad. Meat hungry for him.
meat man (n.)

(US black) an ordinary person.

[US]J.L. Gwaltney Drylongso xvi: meat men – ordinary people. [Ibid.] 151: You see, a person is a meat person. But I have seen so many white women think that they are so much that they might just as well be nothing. [...] Men ain’t nothing but meat men too.
meat-mincer (n.)

in boxing, the mouth.

[UK]A. Mayhew Paved with Gold 189: The return blow came quick as a racer’s kick and ‘dabbed the paint’ about the giant’s ‘meat-mincer,’ making the lip rise like balm.
meat pie (adj.)

see separate entry.

meat-safe (n.)

(US) the mouth.

R.H. Newell Orpheus C. Kerr I 17: The old man put a chaw into his meat-safe, and shut one eye .
meat ticket (n.) [var. on meal ticket n.]

1. anyone who provides money or a livelihood for someone else, who thus needs to make less effort.

Molly Women’s Channel Message Board Asiaxpat 13 Aug. 🌐 are you saying only filipinas? waiting for the meat ticket? look arround you it’s everywhere!

2. see dead-meat ticket under dead meat n.

meat trap (n.) [SE trap/trap n.1 (5)]

(Aus./US) the mouth.

[UK]M. Reid Scalp-Hunters II 10: ‘Shet up yur meat-traps,’ answered he.
[US]Nashville Globe (TN) 21 Dec. 3/2: An’ ef yo’ don’ lik’ whut i say, jes’ let yo’ meat-trap fly.
[Aus]Aussie (France) 4 Apr. 4/2: Fer heaven’s sake shut your meat trap or your teeth will get sunburnt!
[Aus]Aussie (France) XI Feb. 5: Babbling Brook (fed-up with complaints from grousing offsider): ‘For Gawd’s sake shut your meat-trap and go outside and demobilize yourself!’.
[Aus]Mirror (Perth) 6 Nov. 12/2: Shut your meat-trap, will you?

In phrases

meat and potatoes

see separate entries.

meat and two veg (adj.) [the stereotypically basic dish, roast meat, potatoes and cabbage]

plain, unadorned, ‘no-frills’.

[UK]T. Blacker Fixx 89: I favoured the straightforward meat-and-two-veg approach to physical relations.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 16 July 14: There was more to life than meat-and-two-veg rock.
meat-drink-washing-and-lodging (n.) [its image as a universal panacea]


[UK]T. Walker The Quaker’s Opera I i: qu.: What hast thou got? poor.: Sir, you may have what you please, Wind or right Nantz , [...] or Diddle or Meat Drink-Washing-and-Lodging, or Kill-Cobler, or in plain English Geneva.
meat-in-the-pot (n.) [its use in obtaining food]

(US, mainly Western) a rifle, a shotgun, a revolver.

[US] ‘South-Western Sl.’ in Overland Monthly (CA) Aug. 126: Among the names of revolvers I remember the following: Meat in the Pot, Blue Lightning, Peacemaker, Mr. Speaker, Black-eyed Susan, Pill-box, My Unconverted Friend.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[US]S.E. White Arizona Nights 7: There I grabbed old Meat-in-the-pot and made a climb for the tall country.
[US]R.F. Adams Western Words (1968) 98: Meat in the pot. Slang name for a rifle, because this weapon is used by the hunter to secure meat for the camp [DA].