Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pole n.

1. the penis.

[UK]Middleton A Trick to Catch the Old One IV v: Hang thy virginity upon the pole of carnality!
[UK]Beaumont & Fletcher Love’s Cure II ii: If any foolish Hot Motions should chance to rise in the Horizon, Under your Equinoctial there, qualifie it as well as You can, for I fear the Elevation of your Pole will Not agree with the Horoscope of her Constitution.
[UK]Mercurius Fumigosus 29 13–20 Dec. 231: But yet her Whirl-pitt is so deep a whole, / They nere can reach it with their line or Pole.
[UK]Head Eng. Rogue Pt 1 i 77: [She has] been drawn-dry, the Pole being never out of the Well.
[UK]J. Phillips Maronides (1678) VI 76: Gave him a look, that through eye-hole / Pierc’d from his brows quite through his Pole.
[UK]Fynnie ‘Elegie on Williamson’ in Maidment Scotish Pasquils 21: [He had] neither heart nor hands to wield his pole.
[UK]W. Somerville ‘A Dainty New Ballad’ in Chalmers Eng. Poets (1810) XI 207/1: At length a youth full smart, Who oft by magic art Had div’d in many a hole [...] He’d sound it with his pole. [...] Engag’d her love-sick heart; Quoth she, my pretty Diver, With thee I’ll live for ever.
[US] letter in Duberman ‘Writhing Bedfellows’ in Journal Homosexuality (1980/81) VI Fall/Winter 87: I feel some inclination to know [...] whether you yet have the extravagant delight of poking and punching a writhing Bedfellow with your long fleshen pole.
[UK] ‘My Love Has Got A Weather Eye!’ Rambler’s Flash Songster 27: My love has studied well the pole, / She knows how to explore it.
[UK] ‘The Water-Spout’ Rakish Rhymer (1917) 74: A barber then, named Mr. Block, / Thought he should quickly hit it; But [...] his long pole would not fit it!
[UK] ‘Progress’ Pearl 7 Jan. 33: Tho’ woman’s virtue’s true as steel / Before you touch her soul; / Still let it once the Magnet feel, / ’Twill flutter tow’rds the Pole!
[UK]‘Neaniskos’ Priapeia Ep. x 12: Thrust into by my twelve-inch pole, thou shalt be so stretched that thou wilt think thy anus never had any wrinkles.
[Ire]Joyce letter 15 Dec. to Nora Barnacle, in Ellman Sel. Letters (1975) 189: Letting him stick his dirty red lumpy pole in through the split of her drawers and up up up in the darling little hole.
[US]Tom Archia ‘Fishin’ Pole’ [lyrics] I’m goin’ fishin’ baby, and I’ve got a long long pole.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 203: Well, I jumped in my saddle and I called for my roll, / Thought I’d go to town and taller up my pole.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 277: I took out my forty-foot pole, / And shoved it right down that dark hole.
[US]M. Puzo Godfather 27: ‘My God,’ Sandra had giggled, ‘when I saw that pole of Sonny’s for the first time and realized he was going to stick it in me, I yelled bloody murder.’.
[US](con. 1950s) D. Goines Whoreson 152: Bitch... until you grow a pole you leave the pimping to me.
[US]L. Kramer Faggots 251: The clever cutaway from the pole to Paulie’s now paler ass receiving it.
[US]H. Max Gay (S)language.
[UK]I. Welsh Filth 161: I’ve given the pole a good greasing but she’s pretty tight.
[UK]I. Welsh Glue 39: Nivir hud a pole like this in her but, that must be guaranteed.
[US](con. 1973) C. Stella Johnny Porno 125: I guess we had the better gimmick, though, what Lovelace could do with a pole down her throat.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 183: I ended up with Jay. Sucking on a mouldy pole.

2. (US black gang) a gun.

Chief Keef ‘Love Sosa’ [lyrics] And he keep that pole boy / You gon’ get fucked over.
F. Stuart ‘Dispatches from the Rap Wars’ in [Internet] pipe or pole. A gun.

In compounds

pole pleaser (n.)

(US) a (passive) homosexual man.

[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 60: Pole Pleaser A passive homosexual.
pole sitter (n.)

(US black) a homosexual man.

[US]Ebonics Primer at [Internet] pole sitter Definition: a homosexual man. Example: He done went to the Pen and got fucked, come back a pole sitter.
pole work (n.)

sexual intercourse.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 905/1: [...] mid-C.19–early 20.

In phrases

get one’s pole varnished (v.)

to have sexual intercourse.

[US]G. Carlin [Internet] Fornication: get some tweeze. get your bean waxed. get your pole varnished.
varnish one’s pole (v.)

to masturbate.

‘xpi3’ ‘Male & Female Masturbation Terms’ at 22 Oct. [Internet] Varnishing the flagpole.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

have a pole up one’s ass (v.)

see under ass n.

up the pole (adj.)

see separate entries.

In exclamations