(US) urine, usu. in the context of urolagnia.
|personal ad, adult bookstore Lang. Sadomasochism (1989) 50: Come drink at my fountain, drink my champage.|
SE in slang uses
1. a devotee of champagne, thus attrib.
|[song title] Champagne Charlie is My Name.|
|Sportsman 5 Mar. 2/1: Notes on News [...] ‘Champagne Charley’ gents, graduating, over ‘fizz’ paid for out of their masters’ tills.|
|Ovens & Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic.) 4 Nov. 6/4: He has been with Madame Cliquot, too, this veritable Champagne Charlie.|
|Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant I 235/2: Champagne Charley, [...] any dissipated man or noted drinker of ‘fizz’.|
2. a debauchee, a dissipated man.
|Sportsman 3 June 2/1: Notes on News [...] A dishonest Haymarket ‘Champagne Charley,’ who robs the till pay for the jewellery of a prostitute.|
|Era (London) 11 Dec. 10/4: [He] made the Major too much a ‘Champagne Charlie’ of the music halls, witha strain of the swell mobsman thrown in.|
|see sense 1.|
|‘Give It Back to the Indians’ [lyrics] Broadway’s turning into Coney! / Champagne Charlie’s drinking gin.|
|in Little Legs 54: You [...] find out who are the Champagne Charlies.|
a cut-down top hat with a curly brim.
|Manchester Courier 4 Nov. 3/4: [The witness] was as certain of Martin as of Nugent. martin had what was called a ‘Champagne Charlie’ hat on.|
|Ashton Wkly Reporter 25 Apr. 2/3: The man who shot had a ‘Champagne Charlie’ hat on [...] a kind of chimney pot felt hat with broad brims.|
|London & Provincial Entr’acte 15 Oct. 3/1: Around him sit six sealskin vests, / Six champagne charlie hats.|
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 175: Money, for instance is variously referred to as: brass, [...] bees and honey, and champagne coupons.|
(UK society) sloping shoulders.
|Sunderland Dly Echo 6 Jan. 4/2: He described Roger as having champagne shoulders [...] the defendant stood up for the jury to see the sloping shoulders.|
|Ghost of an Old Love 207: A little, empty-headed noodle, with champagne-shoulders and knock-knees! I can’t bear the little wretch, with his horrid, mouthing, cockney drawl .|
|Manchester Courier 27 Aug. 12/4: Champagne bottle shoulders, narrow hips, bow legs, and heaps other abnormalities.|
|Perthshire Advertiser 21 June 4/6: He recommended Volunteer training for ‘bicycle backs, champagne shoulders and feeble legs’.|
|London Pride 98: He wished them all a pleasant if inaudible ‘good night’ and rolled out with his champagne shoulders, his grey eyes set in his head and his generally ‘hard-pumped’ look.|
|Peculiar Man 87: [George Moore] had champagne shoulders, and a somewhat thick, ungainly figure.|
one who preaches socialism but espouses a capitalist lifestyle.
|Separate Development 167: You’re a pate de foie Marxist who has ratted on his brothers.|
|N.Y. Times 5 July II. 28/6: His politics, too, are resolutely leftist; he describes himself as a ‘champagne socialist’ (the British equivalent of a limousine liberal) [OED].|
|N.Y. Mag. 25 Mar. 39: [pic. caption] The ‘champagne Socialist’ [i.e. Robert Maxwell] with his Labourite London TABLOID.|
|Mad Cows 123: Sushi Socialists who dwelt in the stellar realms of London’s Celebritocracy.|
|Guardian Saturday Rev. 12 June 11: Our best-known champagne socialist writer.|
|Guardian 10 Mar. [Internet] Is Ken Follett a champagne socialist? As a long-term Bolly drinker, he says he quite likes the term Bollinger Bolshevik, coined by fellow writer John Mortimer, but would prefer to invent something of his own.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 44: chardonnay socialist A tepid socialist; used by Mike Moore 26 November 1993 of those Labour politicians planning his demise as leader of the party.|
|You Lose Some, You Win One 69: At least he was ‘proper Labour’, not a privately educated, Champagne Socialist like Tony Fucking Blair.|
see under trick n.1
(UK society) clear, bright weather [Ware (1909) defines term as ‘bad weather’ but seems to be a mis-interpretation].
|Western Morn. News 25 Aug. 7/6: The entertainment wound up with some ‘dry’ speeches, in keeping with the dry champagne weather which prevailed.|
|Homeward Mail from India etc 30 Oct. 1378/2: The usual glorious weather has set in [...] the so-called ‘champagne weather’ for which the Himalayas are rightly renowned in the autumn.|