1. (also pricker, prickle) the penis.
|Dictionarie in Eng. and Latine ‘Parts of the bodie’ U: The pricke, virga virilis, membrum genitale. Preputium, est pellicula, in sum mitate penis, que glandem tegit.|
|Hypnerotomachia 42b: The pissing Boye lift up his pricke.|
|Worlde of Wordes n.p.: Pinco, a prick, a pillicock, a pintle, a dildoe. [Ibid.] Scazzata: a thrust, a push, a foyne, or the serving to a woman of a man’s pricke.|
|Knight of the Burning Pestle V iii: When the yong man’s prick’s in, vp go the maidens heeles.|
|Ram-Alley IV i: Bloud dost thinke I haue not learnt my prick-song, What not the coutt prick-song? One vp and another downe.|
|Virgin-Martyr II i: Bawdy Priapus, the first schoolmaster that taught butchers to stick pricks in flesh, and make it swell.|
|Crabtree Lectures 93: When I in the Spring ride abroad to buy ware, you can furnish your selfe in lent with pricks to serve you all the year after.|
|Mercurius Fumigosus 29 13–20 Dec. 227: Dick the lusty Butcher of Eastcheap [...] Who vows his price he will not raise, / But gives her in, and in, both Prick and praise.|
|Poems (1979) 115: So soft and amorously you write / Of cunt and prick, the cunt’s delight.‘Mr. E’s Answer’ in Sackville|
|Works (1999) 88: ’Tis sure the sauciest Prick that e’er did swive, / The proudest, peremptoriest Prick alive.‘A Copy of Verses presented to the K’ in|
|‘Satire on Benting’ in Court Satires of the Restoration (1976) 219: This lady must a Dutchman somewhere get, / For they’ve huge pricks, much money, and no wit.|
|Teagueland Jests I 127: Mee P— ish on fire, indeed.|
|‘Tom Tinker’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) I 173: At his first denial I felt very sick, / And he said it was all for a touch of his ---.|
|Cabinet of Love (1739) 191: I saw his prick with active Vigour strong, / Thick as my Arm, and, ’Faith, almost as long.(trans.) of Meursius ‘The Delights of Venus’ in|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy VI 266: At his first denial I fell very sick, / And he said it was all for a touch of his [prick].|
|Narrative of Street-Robberies 27: They being Lovers of the Sport [...] civilly saluted the Player, wishing his --- and Purse might never fail him.|
|Dialogue Between a Married Lady and a Maid II: Towards the upper Part of the C--t, is a Thing they call Clitoris, which, is a little like a Man’s P---k, for it will swell, and stand like his.|
|Poems (1752) 256: My Lord had but one p--k To satisfy my Lady’s C-ny.|
|Essay on Woman 19: Prick, Cunt and Bollocks in Convulsions hurl’d.|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 194: You are in all degrees, / A stranger to such pricks as these.|
|Collection of Songs (1788) 40: When to England he came with his Prick in a Flame / He showed it his Hostess at landing, / Who spread its renown through all Parts of the Town / As a Pintle past all understanding.‘The Great Plenipotentiary’|
|Honest Fellow 50: Dear Cloe [sic] unbutton my breeches, / My p—k in full vigour does stand; / Don’t be like affected coy bitches / But lake it, while stiff, in your hand.|
|‘The Man Who Had Too Much Meat’ Cuckold’s Nest 23: Then Mrs. Mule pulled out a rule, / And cries, ‘O deary me, how thick, / O dear, O dear, why I declare, / It’s six inches longer than my old man’s ---’.|
|‘Toasts And Sentiments’ Gentleman’s Spicey Songster 48: Here’s a prick in the lucky bag.|
|Old Country Side Doggerel in Dict. Archaic and Provincial Words I 798/1: Now if Steenie Smith don’t mend his manners / The skin of his --- shall go to the tanners.|
|The C — , The Open C — [broadside] And never was seen such a p—k for size, / But welcome it was between her thighs.|
|‘The Love Feast’ Stories the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell (1994) 58: When quite undressed, the bower of bliss / Dissolved in one warm rush of piss / Whose briny jet bedewed the nick, / Expectant of the luscious prick.|
|Phoebe Kissagen 28: Suiting her actions to her words, she wriggled and plunged under his pricker, oh! you do make me spend!|
|‘The Ball of Kirriemuir’ in(1979) 14: You couldna hear the music / For the swishing of the pricks.|
|Venus in India I 9: Little did I think the last time I withdrew from thy tender passionate embrace, that between thy throbbing cunnie and my prick there were waiting for me, in glowing India, all unknown and unsuspected, other voluptuous women.|
|Town-Bull 12: I lay on my back with a perpendicular prick.|
|‘Confessions of a Virtuous Wife’ in Cabinet of Venus 312: His fine young prickle must have been about eight inches.|
|Forbidden Fruit n.p.: Call your affair your Prick; you have a grand Prick for your age, my boy.|
|Lustful Memoirs of a Young and Passionated Girl 22: She at once took his stiff prick in her hand.|
|Inventions of the March Hare in Ricks (1996) 318: Before another day had passed / Columbo he fell sick-o / He filled the pump with argyrol / And rammed it up his prick-o.‘Columbo & Bolo’|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 586: Prick and Bally ran a race / Up and down a hairy place.|
|‘Rangy Lil’ in(1979) 192: But the half-breed was up to every trick, / He just kept reeling out more prick.|
|Tropic of Cancer (1963) 5: He feels the remnants of my big prick.|
|Sexus (1969) 94: My prick was like an electric eel.|
|Limericks 21: We [...] / Pulls out our pricks and they sucks ’em.|
|Naked Lunch (1968) 59: Give me two cunts and a prick of steel.|
|Howard Street 138: You been suckin’ all the come outta a cracka’s prick for two years.|
|Inner City Hoodlum 125: Leslie glanced down at his hard pink prick and shuddered.|
|1985 (1980) 203: Posters [...] being defaced, great pricks and dirty words spraygunned on .|
|Holden’s Performance (1989) 161: Even here he managed to sheet back his experiences to the all-embracing terms, Epic, because ‘Every Prick Is Cuntstruck’.|
|One Hot Summer in St Petersburg 125: Having peed he sways zombishly with his fat yellow Slav prick hanging out.|
|Broken Shore (2007) [ebook] The truckies had bought their blocks when [...] they were young and paunchless. Now they couldn’t see their pricks without a mirror.|
|Turning Angel 207: It’s one of the paradoxes of old age [...] Your prick gets weaker but your reasoning gets stronger.|
|Donnybrook [ebook] ‘[Q]uit staring at their pricks’.|
|Dly Vox Online 1 Apr. 🌐 ‘They put their pricks in you, didn’t they?’ jokes Memusi.|
2. (also pricket) a woman’s term of endearment for a man.
|Worlde of Wordes n.p.: Pinchino, a pillicock, a primcock, a prick, a prettie lad, a gull, a noddie.|
|Ductor in Linguas n.p.: Prick or Pellicock.|
|Colloquies or Familiar Discourses of D. Erasmus n.p.: One word alone hath troubled some, because the immodest maid soothing the young man, calls him her Prick . . . . He who cannot away with [i.e. stand for] this, instead of ‘my Prick,’ let him write ‘my Sweetheart’ [R].|
|Wits Paraphras’d 131: Close by my Thighs, a gloomy thicket / Lies languishing for thee, my Pricket.|
3. (orig. US, also pricker) a general derog. term: an idiot, a fool, an incompetent.
|Mint (1955) 80: Prick, to go bobbing round the Corp and taking things on hisself.|
|AS IV:5 343: Prick—One in authority who is abusive or unjust.‘Vocab. of Bums’ in|
|Prison Days and Nights 123: Prisoners who sing in the choir [...] are generally sneered at and despised by the ‘hard-boiled’ element within the prison. Such men generally are called ‘administrative pricks’ and worse names, and suspected of being informers and toadies.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 501: If I wrote as sloppily and shitily as that freckled prick I could write five thousand words a day.letter c.4/11 Feb. in Baker|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 161: You dont want to let that Bloom character get your goat. Everybody knows he’s a prize prick.|
|Gun in My Hand 91: Got the pricker with me. Slingin off at me he was.|
|(con. 1940s) Dark Sea Running 197: ‘You’re the most ignorant, dirty-minded asshole I ever knew.’ [...] ‘The world needs assholes like me for pricks like you,’ I said.|
|(con. 1960s) Wanderers 34: ‘Don’t be a cunt!’ ‘Why not, Richie, what else would a prick go out with?’.|
|Patriot Game (1985) 112: There is no recognizable benefit to being a little prick and prima donna.|
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 38: He, you old prick [...] Where’d you find those boots?|
|One Night Out Stealing 35: Come on ya fat prick of a truckie, let’s see who breaks first.|
|Tarantino & Avery Pulp Fiction [film script] 7: Anyone one of you fuckin’ pricks move and I’ll execute every one of you.|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] I felt a bit of a prick [...] asking for cakes, biscuits and bars of chocolate.|
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] I know that prick killed your wife [...] He was always a dangerous animal.|
|Powder 53: He was an arrogant prick, but he was a winner and he’d drag them all with him.|
|A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 104: You don’t dictate to us, you little prick.|
|Big Boat to Bye-Bye 41: Stephanie steamed. ‘Prick’.|
|Chopper 4 65: Silly old prick’s got one hand on the bible and the other hand on the fridge door.|
|Life 62: He was such a prick, he couldn’t get along with anybody.|
|Observer (London) New Rev. 19 Feb. 7/3: ‘Even if I was the shittest prick on earth’.|
|Kill Shot [ebook] Lazar had every intention of stealing it, but not in partnership with the little prick.|
|Cherry 196: Everybody thought I was a prick because I was bad at hiding that I thought everybody was an asshole.|
|Broken 38: ‘You booger-eating little prick’.‘Broken’ in|
|What They Was 58: Every time you pricks see man you — .|
|🌐 I, by myself I might add, will take on this absolute giant of a prick!Boyo-wulf at https://boyowulf.home.blog 29 Feb.|
|Consolation 37: ‘That’s all any of you pricks do is sit’.|
4. (US drugs) a hypodermic syringe.
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Drug Lang. and Lore.|
5. anything phallic, e.g. a flagpole.
|All Bull 98: That night, Fortune’s ‘prick’ was still standing.|
6. aggression, attacks.
|You Flash Bastard 57: They had owned the club along Cromwell Road which Jack Manso had taken over as his base. Between them they had stood the prick from Manso, but they were still around.|
7. in fig. use of sense 3, applied to experiences.
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) 79: I had a prick of a time myself [...] Never stopped bluein’ with me missus the whole bloody time.|
|Davo’s Little Something 37: You reckon I haven’t had a nice prick of a bloody day.|
|Rosa Marie’s Baby (2013) [ebook] ‘It’s a prick of a day’.|
(US gay) fellatio.
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 36: pricknic (n.): An orgy involving oral intercourse between several homosexuals.|
(US) obnoxious, thus n. prickishness.
|You & Me 276: Most of their crude power-plays come out of ignorance and isolationism rather than calculated prickishness.|
|I. Asimov’s Science Fiction Mag. 9 29: The extent of his prickishness didn't fully emerge until he twice tried to grope her under cover of his jacket during the adagio.|
|When Society Becomes an Addict 125: One of my friends is frequently ‘prickish’ — hard to be around, sullen, snotty, irritable.|
|Full Catastrophe 130: Dan simply didn't seem like a prick. Occasional prickishness toward Beth did not make him a permanent prick.|
|Wild Justice 34: For all his prickishness, I am quite fond of Hodgeson.|
|🌐 I told him that I was planning to report the games but I had to turn off my game to report. He started acting really pricky with me, saying ‘its ure problem I dont care’.CNCReplays.com Forum 2 Sept.|
|Crooked Little Vein 241: That was a prickish thing to do, Mike.|
|Philadelphia Noir 19: A group of prickish frat boys slumming it and cracking racist jokes.|
a term of abuse.
|Scully 169: Come on, y’prick-nosed bastard.|
|Train to Hell 21: What a fucking nob-headed, shit-faced, bollock-brained, turd-shaped, prick-arsed, wanker-faced cunt!|
|You Bright and Risen Angels (1988) 60: You prick-nosed stingy yellowdog.|
|http://www.tmz.com 9 Oct. 🌐 Prick arsed sons of bitches. This is beneath and stooping to new levels even for a gossip site.|
see cock cheese under cock n.3
having sexual intercourse.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
see separate entries.
a general derog. term.
|Special Instructions to Players prob. hoax doc. ‘issued‘ by US baseball authorities single sheet: Such brutal language as ‘You cock-sucking son of a bitch!’ ‘You prick-eating bastard’ ‘You cunt-lapping dog!’ ‘Kiss my ass, you son of a bitch!’ [...] and many other revolting terms.|
a general term of abuse, lit. ‘penis face’.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 87: Don’t youse speak ill of the dead prickface or I’ll drop you.|
|Hermanos! 123: That's the diff between socialists and us [...] All a bunch of prickfaces.|
|State of Denmark 195: Sometimes, prickface, [...] madness is the only sane course.|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 310: The term may be elaborated in many ways, e.g., [...] prick face.|
|Contemporary race relations in Aus. 43: A 33 year old Aboriginal man was charged with offensive language after referring to a police officer as ‘prick face’ and ‘shit head’.|
|Move On Up 15: ‘Morning prickface,’ he really wanted to say.|
|Pryck’s Progress 10: He was called Prickface, Prickhead, Prickarse, Prickoff, Prickless and other unsavoury soubriquets.|
1. a fool, a simpleton; used both derog. and affectionately.
|Assault 139: ‘Y’full name, prickhead!’ ‘Lars Christian Erikssen’.|
|Bangin’ Brothers 65: Shut up, prickhead [...] Want to make a real fuss and get the cops involved?|
|Godson 309: Prickhead’s sound alseep [...] Just as fuckin’ well.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 88/1: prickhead term of abuse, usually male, often affectionate.|
|Last of the High Kings 135: ‘Get it yourself, prickhead.’ ‘What did you call me?’ ‘Prickhead.’.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].|
2. a bald-headed man.
|Salesman 92: Head on him like a billiard ball. Prick-head Dalton we used to call him, with him bein’ so bald.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues V 288: Prick-holder (-purse, -scourer, or -skinner) = the female pudendum.|
|My Secret Life in Mills (1983) 272: It [i.e. the pubic hair] continued so nearly round the division between prick hole and bum hole.|
1. (US) to perform fellatio; thus prick-lick(er) n., a fellator.
|Burgess Papers in First Sexual Revolution (1993) 94: There is a bunch of prick-lickers at the hotel.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 52: fellator [...] prick-licker [Ibid.] 154: prick-lick 1. a fellator.|
|S&M Truckers 9: ‘Get sucked off ... . fuck ass ... . let some prick-licker have it at the next piss stop’ [...] Lots of cock-hungry queers on the roads.|
2. as an insult, irrespective of sex.
|Out of Innocence 167: He’s a worthless prick licker, an’ they hate ’is fuckin' guts.|
|Pucker Up 235: You want that fat prick-licker out there to destroy our lives and run off with Mom .|
either a brothel staffed by heterosexual male prostitutes or a group of regular brothel patrons.
|Wandring Whore II 10: With the manner of Hammonds erecting of the Prick-Office at the Last and Lyon in East-Smith-field.|
see dick peddler under dick n.1
an erect penis.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Down All the Days 155: You lucky prick-puller!|
see shaft n. (1a)
|Rosa Fielding 49: [W]orse still, he might be afflicted with that terrible complaint known in the medical vocabulary as ‘prickstand’.|
|Cythera’s Hymnal 27: A prick-stand he could not keep down.|
one who performs fellatio, whether male or female.
|Index Expurgatorius of Martial 19: A slanderous tongue is called ‘evil’ or ‘impure’ and so ‘impure man,’ and ‘impure mouth’ is used of a prick sucker or cunt sucker.|
|Six Key Cut 158: The man grasped the boy and pulled him to him [...] ‘The suds are for Lex, you little pricksucker, and Lex wants his suds.’.|
|🌐 Fucking damn shit yeah, baby darlin’ slut daughter, swallow that stuff you fine little prick sucker.‘Piggy’ on BDSM Library|
of a man or woman, performing oral sex on a man.
|My Secret Life (1996) V 881: I have had Gabrielle with another woman together since, and see she loves licking another's cunt, as well as prick sucking.|
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 129: And after the end of the month rolls around and that bitch’s flag jump back in port [i.e. when she menstruates] / then keep every inch a your natural prick right down her pricksucken throat.|
|Safer Sexy n.p.: So far as penetrative sex is concerned, fucking without a rubber is infinitely more risky than prick- sucking and arse-kissing.|
see separate entries.
to behave foolishly.
|Is That It? 275: It’s just Wembley acting the prick.|
|Commitments 90: Nobody’s goin’ to act the prick with Mickah here.|
|Van (1998) 67: It was enjoyable in a sad sort of way, acting the prick.|
a phr. describing a man who is all talk and no action, a braggart, a fake.
|DSUE (8th edn).|
|Slanguage of Sex 20: The venerable ‘all mouth and trousers’ itself a euphemism for ‘all prick and breeches’ was originally applied to a man whose words spoke louder than his sexual actions.|
a phr. describing a man who is all talk and no action, a braggart, a fake; also in fig,. use.
|Ulysses 411: Trinity medicals. Fallopian tube. All pricks and no pence.|
|Mint (1955) 82: Fuck the military [...] All prick and no money.|
|Delilah’s Fortune 36: Artists usually are all prick and no pence.|
|Dubai Dreams 193: When the subsequent property bubble finally popped, Dubai was shown to be ‘all prick and no pence’ and was forced to go cap in hand to Abu Dhabi for a ‘dig out’.|
(Aus.) lean and eager.
|Outcasts of Foolgarah 35: To see them at work, Little Tich all prick and ribs like a swaggie’s dog.|
|‘Outrageous Aussie Sayings’ at SunburntCountry.au.com 🌐 All prick and ribs, like a drovers dog. Thin.|
|Lingo 163: An extended simile for a thin person — he was like a drover’s dog, all prick and ribs.|
|Porno 316: The wee guy is, as they say, all prick and ribs.|
|Four Fires 88: We’d heard Nancy say he'd come back like a drover's dog all prick and ribs.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 43: They say that about skinny guys. Aw prick n ribs.|
|Headland [ebook] He was built like a cattle dog, all prick and sinew.|
see do something on one’s dick under dick n.1
of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 31: Baratter. To copulate; ‘to go prick-scouring’.|
absolutely uselessly; often preceded by standing around.
|Act of Darkness 57: Always pottering round here like a spare prick at a wedding.|
|Rise of Gerry Logan 44: Gerry’s always going to stand around in midfield like a spare prick at a wedding.|
|All Bull 108: I stood there [...] feeling like the proverbial spare prick at a wedding.|
|(con. 1941) Gunner 86: For Christ’s sake! Don’t stand there like a lot of spare pricks! Do something!|
|(con. WW2) Heart of Oak [ebook] Look lively, you buggers — don’t stand around like spare pricks at a wedding!|
|Neddy (1998) 93: When I got off the plane I was lost, with no idea what to do. I was standing there, looking like a spare dick on a honeymoon, when I heard my ‘name’ over the intercom.|
|Acid House 79: A polisman standin aroond like a spare prick.‘A Blockage in the System’ in|
|Filth 4: Gus Bain [...] looking like a spare prick at a hoor’s convention.|
|Urban Grimshaw 95: I was a superfluous man, superfluous to society’s needs [...] I felt like a spare prick at a wedding.|
a popular toast.
|Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 283: The second, To their Cuckoldy Husbands, wishing the two P’s may never fail ’em.|
|Miscellaneous Works IV 34: Come gossip, here’s the foresaid Health, May they have always Strength and Wealth, That the two PPs may never fail ’em.Wine-Bibber’s Wish in|
|Whip & Satirist of NY & Brooklyn (NY) 10 Dec. n.p.: ‘May my purse or my — never fail me, yet one has,’ he continued.|
used of a promiscuous woman or gay man; usu. as she’s had more pricks...
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 73: Your little Aussie rosebud has had more pricks than a pincushion.|
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 119: I bet this sheilah’s had more pricks than secondhand primus.|
|Submariners II i: She’s had more pricks than a pin cushion.|
|Dangerous Lady [e-book] Christ almighty, she's had more pricks than a second-hand dart board!'.|
|Remorseful Day (2000) 27: Like I said, that woman had more pricks than a second-hand dart-board.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 182: Seen more pricks than a dartboard/pincushion Promiscuous person. ANZ.|
|Atlanta Blues 52: He’s had more pricks than a pincushion [...] I, on the other hand, am unspoiled goods.|
|Sweet Gums 100: Rita’d had more pricks than a pin cushion.|
(US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 667: But he called her hand on every trick / And just kept pouring on the prick.|
|Gift of Tongues 39: Fuck me like a big dog, Keith... really pour the prick to me.|
|At His Command 21: Vivian [...] began to pour the prick to her in shorter, more rapid strokes.|
to mess about.
|Commitments 5: An’ fuck all else to do all day ’cept prickin’ around with synths.|
|Index Expurgatorius of Martial 15: In that you prick-suck, and drink water, Lesbia, you do well. You wash out the part that needs it, Lesbia.|
1. to masturbate [pull v. (8)].
|Last Exit to Brooklyn 299: Mike laughed at Sal and toldim he could go home and get laid and Sal had to pull his prick.|
|A Prisoner’s Tale 62: You might as well fuck off – pulling my prick’s more value than talking to you.|
|Free Fall 49: ‘Why don’t you go pull your prick, Mason?’ she said.|
2. (US) to promote oneself.
|Fort Apache, The Bronx 94: There you go pullin’ your prick again.|
to tease, to deceive.
|Q&A 57: Don’t pull my prick, Valentin. I know everything that goes on.|
|Cut Numbers 21: I could pull your prick and tell you it’s white death, but I don’t do that.|
(Aus.) of a man, to increase one’s potency.
|(con. 1940s) Andy 199: Merv [...] insisted on offering one [i.e. a beer] to Ian. ‘Come along, matey, it’s the best. Cascade. Put some flick in yer prick.’.|
see step on one’s dick under dick n.1
(US) in an embarrassing or disadvantageous position.
|Bangs 268: [He] absconded, leaving Doherty and Roberts alone in a cheesy motel with no cash and no product, pricks in hand, as the saying goes.|