1. in sexual senses.
(a) to have sexual intercourse; thus jumping n.
|Winter’s Tale IV iii: He has the prettiest love-songs for maids; [...] with such delicate burthens of dildos and fadings, ‘jump her and thump her’.|
|Pilgrim II i: Are ye so hot? have ye your private pilgrimages? Must ye be jumping, joan?|
|Muses’ Looking-Glass IV iii: There is jumping Jude, heroic Doll, With bouncing Nan, and Cis, your worship’s sinner.|
|Musarum Deliciae (1817) 95: Old doting Claudius [...] Made drunk one night, and jumping but with Joan / Was forc’t not only to discharge the shot, / But keep the bastard which the gull ne’r got.‘Epigrams’|
|Westminster Wedding n.p.: Jumping Joan that can play in the dark.|
|Scoffer Scoff’d (1765) 238: Now as they thus, with pleasing Labor, / Did jump and jig to Pipe and Tabor.|
|‘The Country-man’s Delight’ in Pills to Purge Melancholy II 124: O! how they do frig it, / Jump it and Jig it, / Under the Green-wood Tree.|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy I 57: He that gets a Rich Bride, / Can jump when he’s to Generate.|
|Bawdy N.Y. State MS. 5: She fed him ‘Force’ to give him power, / And now Jim jumps her every hour.|
|(con. 1920s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 172: A big tough guy should only want to jump a girl, and think all the rest and the love was crap.Young Manhood in|
|Cry Tough! 85: I sure woulda liked to jump her.|
|On the Waterfront (1964) 16: He only went there to sleep or jump a broad.|
|Tangahano 175: A guy didn’t have a snowflake’s chance in hell of jumping her now.|
|San Diego Sailor 8: She let me jump her like she always did.|
|Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 30: Wayne’s a bloke who can jump anything. Women find him attractive, whereas you ...|
|Rivethead (1992) 147: When can we expect an in-depth article on the proper method of jumpin’ factory snatch?|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 11: Want to know on what basis they [i.e. women] decide whether a goy is worth jumping?|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 89: They’d probably go home and jump their wives.|
(b) to rape; to attack sexually.
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 169: The squaddy jumped a schoolteacher.|
|Pulling a Train’ (2012) [ebook] I didn’t jump her [...] she jumped me!‘Sex Gang’ in|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 148: Doing all the secret fiend things they most dreaded [...] jumping little high-assed mulatto wenches.|
|Cop Team 73: He jumped my sister again last month [...] squeezing her breasts and sticking his fingers inside her panties.|
|Street Gangs 223: Jump To attack a person, or sexually attack.|
|Separate Development 155: They did it just as I’m going to jump this lovely lady, this real babe, Dolores Mkwenzi.|
(c) (US black/campus) to seduce, to make determined or aggressive sexual advances.
|Jazz Lex. xxii: Contrasting with the extravagant descriptiveness of jazz nouns, adjectives, and adverbs is the spareness of its verbs, most of which are action verbs, e.g., blow, cook, cop, dig, jump, knock, latch on, make, pick up, and put down.|
|Fixx 88: It suited Muriel’s purposes to claim that it was I who had made the first move, that I had jumped her.|
|Awaydays 111: I’m very relieved now that I didn’t follow through with the plan to jump Suzy.|
|Peepshow [ebook] I blushed when I remembered sucking his dick. I’d really jumped the guy.|
|Fever Kill 26: She stirred beside him [...] ‘Are you going to jump me?’.|
2. in Und. uses.
(a) (UK Und.) to open, i.e. a window.
|Whole Art of Thieving n.p.: Undub the Jeger, and jump the Glaze open the Door, and lift up the Window.|
(b) to break into, for the purpose of robbery; thus jumping n.
|Memoirs in McLachlan (1964) 82: Lest the reader should be unprovided with a cant dictionary, I shall briefly explain in succession: viz., jumping [...] Getting in at the lower windows of private houses, and robbing the apartments of plate or other portable goods.|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 54: ‘To jump a house,’ to rob it.|
|Ticket-Of-Leave Man Act IV: You’ve the tools ready to jump that crib in St. Nicholas Lane?|
|‘Six Years in the Prisons of England’ in Temple Bar Mag. Nov. 537: ‘Jumping’ is getting into a house through the window.|
|Autobiog. of a Gipsey 434: We ’ad ought ’er jump the crib, cop the cherpin, and misle in an ’our and a ’arf.|
(c) (UK Und.) to cheat, to defraud.
|Life’s Painter 169: A cockabrass. A fellow that stands at an ale-house door, when the gentlemen of the drop speak to a man, as they phrase it; that is, pick him up and take him to the above ale-house to jump him, or do him upon the broads, which means cards: as soon as ever they mizzle, if the flat suspects that he has been cheated [...] he comes out in a great hurry to the door, and asks the cockabrass which way such men went, the cockabrass points out a contrary way.|
|Luck of Roaring Camp (1873) 134: The old pro-pri-e-tor (he wriggled out the word and the point of his pick) warn’t of much account (a long stroke of the pick for a period). He was green, and let the boys about here jump him.|
3. to use lit. or fig. force; to oppose.
(a) to ambush, to attack, esp. a surprise attack; also to surprise (without violence).
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 54: ‘To jump a man,’ to pounce upon him and either rob or maltreat him.|
|, ,||Sl. Dict. [as cit. 1859].|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 15 Aug. 24/4: But now they run him in among a lot of degraded sots, who cannot take a drop of liquor without becoming possessed of a mad desire to wallow in gore. Ten to one, a few of these will dream he’s the missus, and jump his face out of all decency.|
|Elder Conklin & Other Stories (1895) 163: Jedge, we’re sorry you’ve been jumped, here in Garotte.‘The Best Man in Garotte’ in|
|Taking the Count 277: Charlie might have jumped him right there [...] He’s awful hot-headed.‘The Revenge of Kid Morales’ in|
|Nightmare Town (2001) 256: If these men decided to jump me, I could down just one of them before the other three were upon me.‘One Hour’ in|
|(con. 1920s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 169: They ought to go back and jump the bastard.Young Manhood in|
|Neon Wilderness (1986) 74: I was just walkin’ down Chicago like I said [...] when the officers jumped me.|
|West Side Story I iv: riff: Who jumped A-rab this afternoon? bernado: Who jumped me the first day I moved here?|
|Rage in Harlem (1969) 58: You jumped me on 129th St right after midnight.|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 79: The kid didn’t have the slightest idea why they were jumped.|
|Down and Out 160: There’s one fella in there that’s been mugged about a dozen times. His mates get him drunk, then jump him.|
|in Living Dangerously 99: These kids jumped my mate.|
|Filth 329: As he shows me out that fuckin collie tries to jump me again.|
|I, Fatty 40: She was some stranger who jumped me out of nowhere.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 157: ‘You can stay here al you want.’ ‘You mean all I hadda do was get jumped?’.|
|Zero at the Bone [ebook] ‘I’ve spent the night tooling up. I’m gonna jump the bastards in the airport car park’.|
(b) (US, orig. west) to rob, unlawfully to take possession of another’s property etc.
|in Wisconsin Hist. Mag. XIX 446: The quarter (near Plainfield, Ill.) that I claimed originally myself has been ‘jumped’ by a person with whom reasoning is of no avail [DA].|
|Big Bonanza (1947) 67: Newcomers who had no money prospected for leads or ‘jumped’ the claims of parties who had made locations.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 2 May 24/2: Why should a host of larrikins get the free passes, and jump the best seats in the trains.|
|Pioneers of the Klondyke 128: After the richest strikes [...] they did their level best to ‘jump’ the legal claims of men who had got in in proper time.|
|Boy’s Own Paper 1 Dec. 131: You just keep close here now, and see there’s no jumpin’ of this claim.|
|Sat. Eve. Post 26 Feb. 27/1: I will not jump another man’s land [DA].|
|Riverslake 142: Everybody’s scared some other bloke’s going to jump him for his job, or his sheila, or something.|
(c) to beat up.
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 12 Mar. 3/3: The defendant had threatened ‘to jump her inside out’, in consequence of which threat she felt in great bodily feur.|
|Battlers 121: How would you like to have a lot of blacks jump on your ribs?|
|Always Leave ’Em Dying 48: All of a sudden those bums jumped me; somebody else clobbered me from behind.|
|Concrete Kimono 38: They jumped me as he slowed down at some small bar. It was an excellent place for a beat-up.|
|Buttons 42: He was jumped by half a dozen skinheads and we jumped them.|
|Do or Die (1992) 25: If me and my homeboys jumped you, they wouldn’t do shit about it.|
|Guardian Weekend 9 Dec. 22: Then these four elephants jumped me [...] these Railtrack elephants were trying to provoke me to assault them.|
(d) (S.Afr.) to seize goods wrongfully.
|DSUE (8th edn).|
(e) (US Und.) of police, to raid.
|Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/3: A ‘dump’ is a contrivance whereby the bartender can get rid of the evidence in a hurry when he is ‘jumped’ – that is, raided.|
(f) (US) to rebuke, to criticize.
|in Army Letters from an Officer’s Wife (1909) 268: Faye says that the men were [...] simply trying to keep their rifles from being marred and scratched, for if they did get so they would be ‘jumped’ at the first inspection.|
|Herald (Los Angeles) 28 Oct. 9/1: That made Dan wild and he jumped all over Mike [...] He accused Mike of being a traitor.|
|Top-Notch 1 Feb. [Internet] ‘You’re jumping a man pretty hard, aren’t you, Mr. Carleton?’ he said resentfully.‘Coogan’s Last Run’ in|
|Babbitt (1974) 79: Once in a while I got to assert my authority, and I jumped him.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 112: Jump. – [...] to admonish.|
|Harder They Fall (1971) 98: Don’t jump me [...] Nick’s the brain.|
|Savage Night (1991) 109: She might blow up — jump Jake about it or give it away to someone else.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 806: jump – To admonish.|
|Chosen Few (1966) 156: He knew why he had lit into Dorsey [...] I jumped this boy because I was pissed at Jackson.|
(g) to stop and question, as of police.
|Saddle and Mocassin 146: Doc Gilpen the Marshal jumped him.|
|Robbery Under Arms (2004) 325: We lying down and our horses hung up not far off for fear we might be jumped by the police at any time.|
|AS II:8 357: The principal jumped me about throwing the snowballs.‘Dialect Words and Phrases from West-Central West Virginia’ in|
|Buttons 41: When we arrived more than forty police jumped us – took our names and addresses from our licenses.|
(h) (US campus) to punish.
|DN II:i 44: jump, v. To haze.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|
(i) (US) to accuse.
|Bucky O’Connor (1910) 106: ’Twas just like the fool officers to jump an innocent party.|
(j) (Aus./US/UK black) to arrest.
|Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/4: Here are a few more terms and definitions from the ‘Racket’ vocabulary: [...] ‘jump,’ to arrest.|
|Rap Sheet 66: I headed back to Oregon and got jumped up at Bend as a fugitive from McNeil.|
|Vulture (1996) 109: When the Man jump Lee an’ beat his ass, you gon’ be glad you didn’t know nuthin’.|
|Lowspeak 83: Jump [...] (UKBlack) – to arrest.|
|Pure Cop 113: They’re always getting jumped; they’re always getting jailed.|
|(con. 1940s–60s) Straight from the Fridge Dad.|
4. in sense of movement or evasion.
(a) (US) to leave, to abscond, to quit, from duty or to avoid payment.
|implied in jump bail|
|Joaquin 4: Your term out, Ned? or did you jump Sing Sing?|
|First Fam’lies in the Sierras 94: Even the head man of the company [...] jumped a first-class poker game [...] to come in and weigh out dust [DA].|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 3 Jan. 10/3: Voules, book-keeper for R.G. Houston [...] has — jumped the town’.|
|Lantern (N.O.) 29 Sept. 2: On several different occasions culprits have jumped their bondsmen.|
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 69: I decided to jump Slopesville and line out for the eastern seaboard.|
|Maison De Shine 87: We’ll jump this burg to-morrow.|
|Cowboy Songs 151: He jumped his bond at Tyler.|
|Cowboy 199: An Indian tribe occasionally ‘jumped’ its reservation.|
|Dly Mercury (Mackay, Qld) 22 June 11/4: Liberty, with an empty tucker-bag, loses its charms, and hence the reason why those who jump trains worry little over arrests.|
|Prison Days and Nights 88: He was sent to the State Reformatory [...] and on being released promptly ‘jumped’ his parole.|
|Ploughman of the Moon 201: The monkey-faced man collected our blankets and checked them through. This was to prevent us from jumping the train on the way.|
|Swell-Looking Babe 73: You figure on jumping the country.|
|Viper 75: She must have jumped Soho overnight.|
|Scene (1996) 195: They’d put out an all-points on Barris when they found he’d jumped his bond.|
|Long Beach Press-Telegram 14 Dec. 8: It’s been heaven but I think I’ll jump for earth translates simply as the evening’s over.|
|No Beast So Fierce 134: Selma told me you jumped parole.|
|Stand (1990) 334: Two political prisoners who had jumped bail.|
|Lowspeak 83: Jump [...] to escape.|
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Jump. 2. To abscond. As in ‘to jump bail’.|
(b) (US) to leave without paying one’s bill; thus jump n. an act of absconding.
|Cincinnati Enquirer 7 Sept. 10/7: Jump – [...] to leave without paying a bill.|
|N.Z. Observer (Auckland) 22 Jan. 186/2: His name is Dalziel, and the way he could ‘jump’ towns with his company, and leave hotels in the lurch, was a caution. As a grand finale he has ‘jumped’ the company now, and left it in durance for board and minus five weeks' salary. We don't blame him so much for this last jump; it was such a bad company.|
|(ref. to 1920s) Warden’s Wife 140: It is only a misdemeanour to ‘jump’ a hotel bill.|
(c) (US campus) to miss a class; to drop a course.
|Student Sl. in Cohen (1997) 20: jump v. 1. To absent one’s self from class. 2. To drop a course.|
|DN II:i 44: jump, v. To absent one’s self from a lecture.‘College Words and Phrases’ in|
(d) (US) to leave a job.
|Now You Know 71: Sometimes I got the push, but most of the time it was me that jumped.|
(e) (also bust a light) to fail to stop at a red traffic light or stop signal; usu. in phr. jump the lights.
|We Are the Public Enemies 153: His cab jumped a red light.|
|Glitter Dome (1982) 86: Just then the Mercedes gunned it on the yellow and busted the light on Gower Street.|
5. (Aus.) of a convict, to become a prison warder.
|Term of His Natural Life (1897) 408: I’ll never ‘jump it’ [...] if they cut me in half first.|
6. (Ulster) to convert from Catholicism to Protestantism for the material advantages such a change would confer; thus jumper n.
|Some Irish Yesterdays 74: The kitchenmaid, in tears, followed suit, because the cook had called her a ‘jumper’ (i.e., a pervert to Protestantism).|
|BS].Paddy’s Lament n.p.: Their parents had escaped the poverty and serfdom of a tenant farmer’s life by ‘jumping’ from Catholicism, with its stigma, to Protestantism, with its job opportunities [|
7. (Aus.) to understand, to work out [? play on SE jump to a conclusion].
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
8. to secure free travel, either by getting a lift or by avoiding payment.
|(con. WWI) Somme Mud 134: I [...] jumped a ride in a Tommy motor lorry.|
|Autobiog. of a Thief 190: We had about 5 dollars (Canadian) between us [...] I decided that our best chance was to ‘jump’ the emigrant train which was leaving [...] for Montreal.|
|Famous S. Afr. Trials 148: They bargained with the cabby, but as he wanted to charge them five pounds for the drive they refused. [...] So they ‘jumped’ a train outside Pretoria station.|
|Sydney Morn. Herald 11 Dec. 7/3: If he manages to secure a lift he ‘jumps it’.|
9. (US) to inform.
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Jump, to tell; squeal.|
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 27 Apr. 7/6: A cat who [...] has been the solid sender and his knowledge conk jumped with jive.|
10. in sense of pleasure.
(a) (orig. US black) of a place of entertainment, e.g. a nightclub, to pulsate with energy, to be full of excitement; usu. as jumping, esp. in phr. joint is jumping.
|[song title] The Joint is Jumpin’.|
|Life in a Putty Knife Factory (1948) 75: Before long the joint was jumpin’.|
|Cry Tough! 208: It was after one in the morning and the party in Shimmy’s suite was still jumping.|
|Joint (1972) 20: Because one of the trusties here last night took off for the altogether elsewhere, the joint is jumping.letter 20 May in|
|On the Road (The Orig. Scroll) (2007) 115: He said she was a marvellous cook and everything would jump.|
|Mad mag. Sept. 21: We’re goin’ to make the joint jump, I mean!|
|Viper 29: The hot music that ‘really gets the joint a’ jumping’.|
|Forgive Me, Killer (2000) 74: The Ubangi Club was jumping when I got there.|
|Mad mag. Oct. 12: And now the joint is jumpin’ with the sound of Casey’s blast.|
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 326: Saturday night in Harlem. The bars will jump. The precinct station will have a busy night. The hospital’s emergency ward will jump.|
|Howard Street 24: It was hard going because the joint was jumping tonight.|
|Of Minnie the Moocher and Me 2: By now the place is jumping.|
|Wiseguy (2001) 130: I could hear that the place was jumping.|
|‘Gin and Juice’ [lyrics] Two in the mornin and the party’s still jumpin.|
|Corner (1998) 170: That place was jumpin’.|
|Out of Bounds (2017) 245: ‘Wow, this place is jumping,’ she said.|
(b) (US black) to dance, to have fun.
|‘Are You All Reet?’ [lyrics] Are you all reet? / Jump in the groove and go!|
|Book of Negro Folklore 461: I could hear the King’s band playing some kind of a real jump number. Believe me, they were really jumpin’ in fine fashion.|
|‘Fine Booze and Heavy Dues’ [lyrics] Everybody starts to jumpin’, when the clock is strikin’ nine.|
|Carlito’s Way 28: When you’re highrollin’ in the bread you’re bound to be out there jumpin’ come midnight.|
11. (US black) to act, to behave; usu. in combs. such as jump salty etc.
|Invisible Man 427: All right, daddy, you don’t have to jump evil on me.|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 199: Before you jump frantic, why don’t you just wait and see what they do.|
|Snakes (1971) 42: I dont want you to go jumpin all jiggedy just cause I tell you this.|
|Central Sl. 31: jump bad To break bad. To get tough with someone. To verbally threaten [...] ‘You jump bad with the sissy, but I don’t see you hopstylin’ with no police.’.|
|(con. 1968) Reckoning for Kings (1989) 256: Maybe you oughta listen to people who’ve been here a while before you start jumping airborne ranger.|
12. (US black) to occur, to happen; see also jump off v. (3)
|Popular Detective June [Internet] So what jumps here?‘Knife Thrower’ in|
|Really Blues 26: The First World War was jumping then.|
(orig. US) to attack verbally, to berate.
|Sorrows of a Show Girl Ch. xiii: The manager jumped all over her for moving.|
|Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm 76: Gee! but that Jones is touchy [...] Jumped all over me for just suggesting that he better leave the kid somewhere.‘Little Sunset’ in|
|Score by Innings (2004) 398: I jumped all over Ben, but he denied everything.‘Excess Baggage’ in|
|Bagombo Snuff Box (1999) 196: The school nurse just jumped all over me for being too nice to my boys. She says I get too involved, and that’s a very dangerous thing.‘The Boy Who Hated Girls’ in|
|Murder Me for Nickels (2004) 121: I’ll go [...] and have a talk with that man. Can’t have him jumping all over my help.’.|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 42: You can’t even talk to your old man without him jumping all over you.|
|‘Today’s media stories from the papers’ Guardian 13 Aug. [Internet] Eurosceptics jump all over a non-story about what Tony Blair may or may not have said to a Brazilian reporter.|
1. (orig. US black) to misbehave.
|Die Nigger Die! 41: The dude in charge saw I could influence the other brothers, because when I jumped bad, they jumped bad.|
|Blood Brothers 145: Shit, anybody even thinks a jumpin’ bad he’ll get eighty-sixed so fast.|
|Don’t Spit on My Corner 119: Jump bad with me now, punk.|
|Wire ser. 1 ep. 2 [TV script] No, you out there all alone, jumpin’ bad.‘The Detail’|
|Saving the African American Community from Violence 55: We seem to be ready to jump bad, have an attitude, pick a fight, and start a shoot-out at parties.|
2. of events, to turn dramatic.
|Wire ser. 3 ep. 6 [TV script] Them corners is all jumpin’ bad.‘Homecoming’|
(orig. US) to disappear (usu. by leaving the country) and thus avoid a possible prison sentence while remanded on bail before trial; thus bail jump n.
|Vocabulum 47: Jumped his bail, run away from his bail.|
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.|
|Our Southern Highlanders (1922) 210: He was let out on bond. Presto! he jumped it.|
|Score by Innings (2004) 389: There won’t be any bail for you to jump.‘His Own Stuff’ in|
|Man with the Golden Arm 271: There’d always be time to jump it [i.e. a criminal charge].|
|Junkie (1966) 144: I jumped bail and left the States.|
|Much Obliged, Jeeves 179: ‘Jumped his bail, you mean?’ ‘Precisely, madam. He escaped to Canada in a false beard.’.|
|Stand (1990) 334: Two political prisoners who had jumped bail.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 8: Fourteen convictions. None child-support liens. Five bail jumps.|
(US) to scold, to reprimand.
|(con. 1969–70) F.N.G. (1988) 142: I didn’t expect him to jump into my shit and it hurts my feelings.|
|Rivethead (1992) 193: Instead of jumping into my shit, Gino simply walked on by as if ignoring me.|
|Writing on the wall [Internet] And you jumped in my shit about trying to encourage bio fuels too.|
to escape from prison; thus jail-jumper n.
|‘Lady Kate, the Dashing Female Detective’ in Old Sleuth’s Freaky Female Detectives (1990) 14/2: ‘Is he a regular?’ ‘Yes; he’s over from England. He’s a dead regular; been at it all his life, [...] he’s very high-toned, and they say the best “jail-jumper” in the world — a regular, natural-born Jack Shephard.’.et al.|
|Ainslee’s Mag. 151/1: You’ll get a sweet-scented lot o’ information as to what’s the best way ter jump jail to prevent hangin’.|
to commit suicide.
|How to Shoot Friends 31: The inconsiderate blighter didn’t even think of the hole in the ozone layer when he decided to jump off the perch.|
(US) to abscond, esp. from a hotel or lodging, without paying one’s bill.
|Amer. Punch Oct. 109/2: The circus spring-board vaulter never gets arrested for ‘jumping his board’ [DA].|
|Chicago Herald n.p.: He arose at early dawn and jumped his bill [DA].|
|Red Wind (1946) 127: She jumped her bill.‘I’ll Be Waiting’ in|
see jump up someone’s ass
to pay a debt for a third party.
|Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW) 23 Oct. 4/2: . If the Honorable Charlie were hard-up [...] wished to do a bill, [...] Bob was the accommodating friend who, to use the expression in vogue among the money lending fraternity and its victims, ‘jumped on his back’.|
(orig. US black) to be annoyed or irritated, to take offence.
|‘Hectic Harlem’ in N.Y. Amsterdam News 8 Feb, sect. 2: JUMP SALTY – act highbrow.|
|‘My Man Jumped Salty On Me’ [lyrics] I’ve been mistreated and I don’t mind dyin’ / Cause that man jumped salty on me.|
|Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive 124: Now don’t jump salty, ’cause your jive is faulty.|
|Like One of the Family 23: I know it was my idea and please don’t jump so salty, because I am goin’.|
|Felony Tank (1962) 102: Don’t jump salty with me.|
|Blind Man with a Pistol (1971) 84: She flew salty and said if they smelt where she’d been making love with her own husband, that was only natural.|
|Lex. Black Eng. 37: Salty meaning ‘angry, annoyed, in a bad mood’ occurs frequently in inner city slang; jump salty can mean ‘turn sour or hostile’.|
(US) to quit, to renege.
|inFootlight Parade [film script] You jumped ship. What’s your game? [HDAS].|
|(con. 1940s) Hold Tight (1990) 236: But you’ve jumped ship for me. Why?|
|Observer Mag. 22 Aug. 14: I wasn’t going to be a butcher, and that’s what was waiting for me at the end of the road. So I jumped ship.|
|Guardian Guide 8–14 Jan. 19: Outraged at the final decision a week ago of [...] Jodie Foster to jump ship on the project.|
|My War (2006) 23: A lot of people change their minds, wimp out, jump ship [etc.].|
|Artefacts of the Dead [ebook] It’s Leanna . . . she’s jumped ship.|
(US black) to act in a foolishly ‘clever’ manner.
|Jones Men 9: The dude jumped smart and Joe cracked him.|
(US black) to threaten or victimize someone.
|‘Superrappin’ No. 1’ [lyrics] It takes a sucker’s man to try to jump my hand.|
(US black) to act properly, to be honest, usu. in context of a sexual relationship.
|Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 5: The party begins to jump steady again, the big toast shouts, ‘Play on in if you can’t cut a rug make like a bouquet’.|
|Out of the Burning (1961) 209: I am off this crap. Anybody wants to jump smooth with me is welcome.|
(US) to attack, to turn hostile.
|Really the Blues 130: Everything seemed to be going wrong for me and Bud – the whole town jumped stink on us.|
|Who Live In Shadow (1960) 55: Those cats jumped stink on their own boy. They was better than brothers to me in the old days and now they jumped stink.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 52: Macho, their president, jumped stink and said, ‘Time man, we got heart, we deal with our manos’.|
|Carlito’s Way 46: Jump stink in a minute: they heard you was bad.|
|Three Plays 17: You gotta jump stink right quick on the place, because you think everybody is out to make you or take something away from you.|
(US) to behave in an unpleasant manner.
|The Force [ebook] The security guys at the door tried to jump ugly.|
(US) to attack, verbally or physically.
|National Lampoon Oct. 84: My old man’s been jumping up my butt ever since I racked up the Pinto [HDAS].|
|Cop Team 141: You little no good hump [...] I’m gonna jump your ass . . .|
|(con. 1969) Grunts 80: I ain’t gonna get my ass jumped again today.|
|Another Day in Paradise 131: You want some of my fine brown ass go ahead and jump on it.|
|‘RC Cola of Evil’ Daily Recap 21 Aug. [Internet] Blake tells Edmund to jump up his ass and die.|
|http://cosmicdifferentiation.tumblr.com/ 4 Mar. [Internet] If you are such an avid Gaga fan you’d know she's is about expressing yourself and your opinions, I did just that and you jumped up my ass about it.|
(US campus) a greeting.
|Campus Sl. Mar. 7: what’s jumping – what’s going on?|
|Sl. and Sociability 100: Question forms such as these versions of how are you? signal that a response is in order: [...] what it is? what’s going down? what’s happening? what’s jumping? what’s shaking?|
(orig. US) a coarse dismissive excl; euph. for go fuck yourself! under fuck v.
|(con. late 19C) An Amer. Madam (1981) 126: ‘You girls value yourselves like what you have isn’t as common as whale pee.’ I told him to go jump himself.|
|Disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose 97: ‘Oh, go jump yourself,’ I snapped somewhat peevishly.|
|‘Astraying Voyages 00:01’ on Evilnet.net [Internet] ‘I will let you live, only because you are more experienced in using the jump mechanism.’ ‘Go jump yourself, you two bit bastard,’ slurred Captain Alston.|
SE in slang uses
(W.I.) a shoe made from old automobile tyres and very common during WWII.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
|Handley Cross (1854) 368: Wot can he want at the Cock-and-Bottle [...] He doesn’t need any more jumpin’ powder than he has in his pocket, surely!|
(US) one who performs an ambush.
|Corner (1998) 518: From radio cars and unmarked Cavaliers, Turner and hurricane and all the other jump-out boys will be watching the crew.|
(US black) alcohol, which ensures that one keeps ‘jumping’.
|[song title] Jump Steady Daddy.|
|DAUL 112/1: Jump-steady. (Borrowed from Negro jargon) Gin. ‘Nine or ten jump-steadies and a couple of muggles (marijuana cigarettes) and up goes your gage (emotion reaches a peak).’.et al.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 187: Hard liquor also had its own vernacular labels – [...] do-it fluid, jump steady, swag; and panther piss and white lightning for home brew.|
see separate entry.
(Aus.) to give evidence.
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxv 6/3: jump the box: To give evidence in favour of a charged person in court.|
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 32: Jump the Box Give evidence in court.|
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Jump the box. To go queen’s evidence.|
to desert, to run off.
|America’s Homosexual Underground 134: I made up my mind to jump it the next time we hit Havre.|
see under Jim Crow n.
see separate entries.
see separate entry.
(Aus.) to barter one’s horse for liquor.
|Daily Tel. 20 Mar. n.p.: Then the unhappy man would, in bush parlance, jump his horse over the bar, that is to say, he would, for a paltry sum, sell his horse, saddle and bridle, and all, to the lambing-down landlord [F&H].|
|Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.] 89: JUMPING YOUR HORSE OVER THE BAR: bush this is the last act in the knocking down of a cheque. If a person on the spree sells his horse or mortgages it to the publican so as to prolong his spree, he is said to have jumped his horse over the bar. Rather a serious matter in districts where the chances of work are far apart and a horse a necessity to a man looking for work.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 2 Nov. 16/3: [M]ost of our fellows are fighting, cursing, blaspheming and drinking, drinking, drinking! – notwithstanding the fact that this may be their last shearing cheque for a year or two to come. When their cheques are melted they’ll jump their horses over the bar, and then, maddened and weakened, will have to foot it away across those endless downs to God knows where.|
|[||Bulletin (Sydney) 6 Sept. 29/2: So I played the giddy goat, / Till I cashed me cobbler note; / Then I saddled up me neddies an’ I mounted for a jump. / Jump – at a jump, I cleared the bar an’ pump; / But I rode for landlord’s winnings – like many another chump].|
|Queenslander (Brisbane) 10 July 2/1: A man might ‘swamp his cheque’ and ’jump his horses’ over the bar, but he will not part with his bundle.|
see under bones n.1
see separate entries.
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(US prison) to make an escape.
|Und. and Prison Sl.|
|Argot: Dict. of Und. Sl.|
|False Starts 186: Those on the prod, about to jump the fence, might think twice.|
see jump n. (1d)
see under joint n.
to lose control, to disappear.
|Long Good-Bye 85: You want to know why and how and when the guy jumped the rails, and then fix it so that he doesn’t do it again.|
see under rattler n.
see hop the twig v.
see bark up the wrong tree v.
(US) to panic, to lose control, to be terrified.
|Diaryland.com 11 Jun. [Internet] The next morning I woke up late, so I was jumping through my ass (not literally) trying to make it to Portland for my flight.|
(US) to throw a tantrum; to scream and shout.
|Pier Head 53: Old bears like that bastard? They just scream and howl and jump through their asshole [HDAS].|
|Great Santini (1977) 409: The cheerleaders are so happy they’re ... they’re jumping through their own assholes.|
see separate entries.
see jump on v.
(US black) to have sexual intercourse.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 162: I don’t get too much enjoyment outa jumpin’ up and down.|
(US black/campus) an expression of astonishment.
|[||Lyrics of Lowly Life 110: Seen my lady home las’ night / Jump back, honey jump back. / Hel’ huh han’ an’ sque’z it tight, / Jump back, honey, jump back].‘A Negro Love Song’ in|
|‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ [lyrics] Jump back, Jack.|
|Choirboys (1976) 90: Hey, jump back, Jack! I made my decision.|
|(con. 1969–70) F.N.G. (1988) 103: Jump back, for chrissakes!|
|Sl. and Sociability 101: Reactions of sympathetic disbelief include as if, get outta here, gimme a break, jump back, no way, and whatever.|
see under ass n.