1. the penis; cite 1834 ref. to use of a carrot as a dildo.
|[||in Dict. of Invective (1991) 109: Pietro Aretino (1492–1556) [...] wrote a series of dialogues ... ‘Speak plainly and say “fuck,” “prick,” “cunt,” and “ass” if you want anyone except the scholars at the university in Rome to understand you. You with your [...] “job,” “affair,” “big news,” “handle,” “arrow,” “carrot,” “root,” and all shit there is.’].|
|Merry Wives of Windsor IV i: eva: Remember, William; focative is caret. quick: And that’s a good root.|
|Honest Man’s Fortune V i: Single money whores that fed on Carrots.|
|Anatomy of Melancholy (1893) III 326: [Wives] which are so penned up they may not confer with any living man [...] have a Cucumber or Carrot sent into them for their diet, but sliced, for fear.|
|Works (1999) 260: A Dish of Carrets, each of them as long / As Toole, that to fair Countesse did belong.‘Timon’ in|
|Poems on Affairs of State (1968) IV 202: Talbot, that young sodomite, they say, / With tarse and carrot well enlarg’d the way, / With painful look he grins.‘A Faithful Catalogue’ in Lord|
|‘Wanton Will. of Wapping’ Pepys Ballads (1987) V 251: [He gave her] a Tester and a Lap full of Carrots to the Bargain.|
|Merry-Thought II 13: [on a tavern wall] Wer’t not for Whims, Candles, and Carrots, Young Fellows Things might ride in Chariots [...] Thank Heaven for all those Helps to Nature, Or else poor P– could get no Quarter.|
|Description of Merryland (1741) 25: Carrots are no Strangers to this Soil, but are much used.|
|‘The Buttered Carrot’ in Flash Minstrel! in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) I 97: Hd munch’d it up quickly, and thus he did say— / ‘What a sin ’tis to throw butter’d carrots away’ .|
|‘The Vicked Costermonger’ in Flash Olio in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) III 189: I’ll sarve you vith carrots and turnips gratis!|
|Paul Pry 16 Apr. 3/3: Paul Advises [...] F. P—ll [...] when he walks out with that kitchen girl, not to talk such nonsense as ‘Carrots are very nice!’.|
|Deathbird Stories (1978) 28: No Amherst intellectuals begging you to save them from creeping faggotry by permitting them to stick their carrots in your sticky little slit?‘The Whimper of Whipped Dogs’ in|
|Maledicta IV:2 (Winter) 191: Thus the mouse goes into the mousehole, the carrot is used to tempt the cunny-warren, the kennel-raker rakes the kennel.|
|Breaks 335: There I was in this bathroom with my cancerous carrot hanging out.|
2. a large bundle of tobacco.
|DA].in Travels Amer. Col. 537: Others took the cock off his riffle and Sixteen carrots of Tobacco [|
|DA].Sketches of Louisiana 227: Carottes of tobacco are still made by the French of Missouri and Louisiana. The leaves, after the large stem has been removed, are laid together lengthwise and compressed; then the bundle is covered with a cloth and tightly wrapped from end to end with a cord, making the tobacco into an almost solid mass from twelve to eighteen inches long and tapering almost to a point at each end [|
|Illinois Agricultural Society Transcripts II 360: The Creoles manufactured the tobacco into carrots, as they were called. A carrot is a roll of tobacco twelve or fifteen inches long [DA].|
|Congressional Record 27 Aug. 9213/2: I have here some carots [sic] of Cuban tobacco [DA].|
|DA].Gloss. of Mississippi Valley French 43: carotte, n.f. Leaves of tobacco twisted or rolled into the shape of a carrot — the common form in which tobacco was stored and sold in the Mississippi Valley [|
3. (drugs) a very large cannabis cigarette packed to the brim and generally the size of an average garden carrot [note the Camberwell carrot, an extra-large cannabis cigarette, coined in the film Withnail & I (1986)].
|Danny: The joint I am about to roll requires a craftsman and can utilize up to twelve spliffs. It is called a Camberwell carrot. Marwood: It’s impossible to use 12 papers on one joint. Danny: It is impossible to roll a Camberwell carrot with anything less.Withnail and I [film script]|
|Guardian G2 13 June 10: Most Paulines I knew would have assumed a Camberwell carrot was a vegetable grown in south London.|
a red-headed girl’s vagina .
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Carrot bed. a red haired girls Commodity.|
1. (US gay/prison) to fellate.
|Queens’ Vernacular 156: Prison fellation is [...] cuffing a carrot.|
2. to masturbate.
|Number One Adult Sexual Health Terms Advisor [Internet] Masturbation Slang Male Terms: [...] cuff the carrot.|
a coarse comment made by a man to a passing woman.
|(ref. to 1915–16) in Dict. Catch Phrases 102: does your bunny like carrots? ‘[Heard in] 1915-16 and no doubt existing earlier. Street boys to girls, jocular familiarity, with sexual symbolism.’.|
an insulting excl., usu. used to women.
|Swell’s Night Guide 74: The Boshman, [...] secretly tells them to ‘take a carrot’.|
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SE in slang uses
(Aus.) a countryman, a peasant.
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 28 Aug. 1/5: The Corowa carrot-chewers were betting like Benzons.|
a countryman, a peasant, esp. a visitor to London from the provinces and the countryside.
|Hazell and the Three-card Trick (1977) 58: They looked like provincials up in town for a day’s shopping, real carrot-crunchers.|
|Only Fools and Horses [TV script] Who wanted to go out to the sticks and flog ’em to the carrot crunchers?‘Healthy Competition’|
|Layer Cake 72: The old bill round there are, compared to the Met, a bit of a joke, carrot crunchers.|
|(con. 1990s) A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 351: The ‘carrot-crunchers’, which is what we called the locals.|
(US) a red-headed person.
|Sketches of Sixties 110: You here yet – Carrothead.|
|Tiffin Trib. (OH) 28 Jan. 4/1: Get up, you little carrot-head!|
|‘Pigeon Toes’ in Roderick (1967–9) I 377: The children call me ‘Pigeon Toes’, / ‘Green Eyes’ and ‘Carrot Head’.|
|Nat. Trib. (DEC) 15 May 4/4: I luv u heaps and slathers bettern he does that carrot-head.|
|Wash. Times (DC) 22 Mar. 18/1: [headline] World Bows to ‘Carrot-Heads’ of Childhood Days.|
|Her 101: I see only a woman with a carrot head leaning out and beckoning me.|
|Yours 46: Mike, a carrot-head, even younger than me, lifted his head and stood watching the fun.|
|American Surnames 151: The strength of nicknames for the red-haired person is illustrated by the many slang terms which are easily understood such as brick top, carrot head, hot top, hot head, ginger top [etc.].|
|Smokey Hollow 99: A tough-looking man with [...] close-cropped red hair which earned him the nickname carrot-head.|
|Chinese Girl (2001) 161: We can’t move on carrot-head or Shooter at the moment.|
|Lush Life 46: A tall husky carrothead, his long frizzy hair pulled back in a bushy ponyail .|
(US) having red hair.
|Sunbury American 11 Oct. 4/1: The little hump-backed, freckled face, bow-legged, carrot-headed upstart.|
|q. in Brown Tartan to Tartanry (2010) 76: I have a reasonable amount of respect for a Highlandman in full costume; but for a carrot-headed, freckled, high-cheeked animal, in a round hat and breeches, that cannot utter a word of English, I have no sympathy.|
|Hillyars and Burtons (1870) 331: Any other carroty-haired, ’possum-headed, forty acre, post and rail son of a seacook.|
|Wheeling Dly Intelligencer (VA) 5 Nov. 1/4: A carrot-headed Mephistopheles in appearance.|
|Dick Temple I 251: His burning desire to take the carroty-headed scoundrel by the scruff of the neck.|
|Sazerac Lying Club 185: Her husband, that carrotty-headed old cat.|
|Journal of Solomon Sidesplitter 196: What carrot-headed, ugly little urchin is that, madam?|
|Wops the Waif 2/2: Just yer try it on, yer carrotty-headed billy goat.|
|Tony Drum 42: My sister’s a carroty-headed gal.|
|Aus. Felix (1971) 196: Mr Urquhart, a jolly, carroty-haired man.|
|Fighting Blood 97: I see a carrot-headed, bull-necked assassin, with hair on his chest so thick I thought at first he was wearing a red sweater.|
|Derby Dly Teleg. 31 July 7/2: Somebody once said people with red hair were lucky [...] I say the carroty one always comes to the top.|
|Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective Dec. [Internet] I tensed as the carrot-thatched cupcake staggered out over the threshold.‘Daughter of Murder’|
|Jim Brady 243: You sawn-off carrot-headed squirt.|
|Bobbin Up (1961) 243: This carroty-headed woman.|
|(con. WWII) And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 374: He was a lanky carrot-headed rugged-looking extrovert bloke.|
|Barcoo Salute 82: The ‘carrot-haired fairy’ [...] an infamous dame, and the white women who came up from the cities.|
|Sucked In 69: [A] carrot-haired young man in a boxy suit.|
a red-headed person.
|[||Citie Matrons 5: I catch’d up a parson (with a carret-beard)].|
|Scoffer Scoff’d (1765) 241: Continence [...] Should be so constant and so great, / Which rare is in a Carrot-pate.|
|Select Epigrams of Martial VI 77: Two girls with raven and with carrot pate.|
having red hair.
|Wandring Whores Complaint 4: The other night I met with a Carrot-pated Cull.|
|Gargantua and Pantagruel (1927) II Bk IV 274: All the men and women, and children [...] are like your carrot-pated Poictevins, who are a boorish sort of people.(trans.)|
|Tunbridge Walks V i: Jenny Trapes — What that Carrotpated Jade.|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy II 323: Each little Fop the Town has newly made, / Would Cry, Confound the Carrot Pated Jade.|
|Homer Travestie (1764) I 64: He pray’d, and in a minute strait, / The carrot-pated God took flight.|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 2: The God with carrot-pated locks / Amongst them sent both plague and pox.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Carroty pated, ginger hackled, red haired.|
|Burlesque Homer (4th edn) I 9: In dreadful ire, / The carrot-pated god took fire.|
|Rhymes of Northern Bards 46: The hat was worn by carrot-pow’d Jenny’s Jacky-o.Jr. (ed.)|
|Hermit in America on Visit to Phila. 2nd series 27: A hanger-on to bracket-faced, carotty-pated, gravy-eyed ape-leaders.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Vulgarities of Speech Corrected.|
having red hair.
|Reminiscences, Mishaps and Observations 17: There was carroty-poled, lantern-jawed Irishman amongst them.|
|Memoirs of an Old Bastard 131: He’d taken quite a liking to the seven carrot-polled boys.|
a red-headed person; also as a nickname.
|Frontier Humor 56: What! Him what the boys in Gosport used to call Carrot-Top Jim?|
|Record Union (CA) 21 Dec. 7/1: He was known familiarly as ‘Rufus,’ ‘Red-Head,’ ‘Carrot-Top’.|
|DN III iii 183: carrot-top, n. A person with bright red hair.‘Word-List from Hampstead, N.H.’ in|
|Wash. Times (DC) 10 Dec. 13/1: The small carrot-top of a girl.|
|Hopalong Cassidy Returns 13: Ain’t no use bitin’ me, Carrot-Top!|
|letter 17 Apr. in Paige (1971) 273: Redhead [...] carrot-top, sorrel-top, reddy.|
|Eve. Teleg. (Dundee) 27 Nov. 8/5: ‘It was nothing much,’ the 21-year-old carrot-top from Mississippi explained away his wound.|
|Deadly Streets (1983) 181: You still soft over that carrot-top?‘Made in Heaven’ in|
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 190: Red heads attract a barrage of nicknames: [...] carrots, carrot-top.|
|More Aus. Nicknames 37: Carrot Top Has red hair, of course.|
|Heard it in the Playground (1991) 100: Slap head! / Four eyes! / Carrot top!|
|(con. 1975–6) Steel Toes 93: George and Carrot-Top, you boys get to hoppin’.|
|Independent 12 May 8/2: The venerable carrot-top joined the Telegraph in 1986.|
having red hair.
|Northern Trib. (Cheboygan, MI) 13 Nov. 9/3: A small specimen of carrot-topped humanity.|
|Wichita Dly Eagle (KS) 14 Dec. 4/2: The president [...] is a member of [...] the same church as our carrot-topped friend.|
|Ranch (Seattle, WA) 1 Dec. 8/2: ‘I know,’ sung out a carrot-topped youth.|
|N.Y. Tribune 9 Sept. 35/4: The most comical soldier boy in all the world: pale and wan but broadly grinning, short and carrot-topped.|
|N.Y. Tribune 29 Nov. 14/6: ‘Red’ Lucas from Nashville [...] Larry Doyle is responsible for the carrot-topped member of the Lucas tribe.|
|Central Qld Herald (Rockhampton, Qld) 26 July 12/2: Blue [...] chated [sic] with the Carrot top bar maid.|
|Jeeves in the Offing 96: I called her a carrot-topped Jezebel.|
|Airtight Willie and Me 160: Grizzled, carrot-topped Big Ralph heaved himelf from the truck.|
|Finnegan’s Week 135: Her baby was going to look like her carrot-top husband.|
|Powder 172: Guy and Wheezer had a good feeling about the carrot-topped nutter.|
|Turning (2005) 20: The carrot-top cousins squealed for a ride in the boat.‘Abbreviation’ in|