Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Cupid n.

1. [mid-18C–early 19C] a nickname for an ugly blind man [Cupid, as the god of love, is trad. blind].

2. [late 19C] a pimp who lives with his prostitute [ironic use; the relationship is so rarely affectionate].

Proper name in slang uses

In compounds

Cupid’s alley (n.)

[mid–late 19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s anvil (n.)

[late 19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s arbour (n.)

[19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s arms (n.)

[19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s battering ram (n.)

[late 19C] the penis.

Cupid’s cloister (n.) (also Cupid’s feast, ...furrow, ...grotto, warehouse of Cupid)

[19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s coal-hole (n.)

[late 18C] the vagina.

Cupid’s itch (n.)

[1920s+] (US) gonorrhoea.

Cupid’s kettledrums (n.) (also kettledrums, love’s kettledrums)

[late 18C–early 19C] the female breasts.

Cupid’s measles (n.)

[1940s+] (US) secondary syphilis.

Cupid’s nest (n.)

[mid-19C] the female genitals.

Cupid’s pit (n.)

[mid-19C] the vagina.

Cupid’s spear (n.)

[late 19C] the penis.

Cupid’s sword (n.)

[late 18C] the penis.

Cupid’s tennis-balls (n.)

[late 18C] the female breasts.

In phrases

take a turn in Cupid’s alley (v.) (also take a turn in Cupid’s corner and hair court)

[19C] to have sexual intercourse.