1. [early 18C–mid-19C] the head, principal or master of a university college.
2. by metonymy, an individual.
(a) [1910s] (US) a fellow soldier, with derog. implication.
(b) [1940s] (Aus.) a person in authority, e.g. in armed forces.
3. [1910s–40s] (US) a free ticket.
4. [1920s] a share, a portion, a ‘go’; in phr. denoting price, so much a skull.
5. [1940s] (US black) a star, an outstanding performer. [i.e. what is within the skull: brains, talent, ability].
6. [early 19C; 1940s+] (mainly Aus.) in the game of two-up, a ‘head’.
7. [1960s] (Aus.) a bottle top.
8. [1970s+] (orig. US black) in senses of oral sex.
(a) (also skully) fellatio.
[1950s+] oral sex, whether fellatio or cunnilingus.
[1970s+] (US gay) a fellator.
[1990s+] to receive oral intercourse.
[1980s+] to fellate.
[1970s+] to fellate.
SE in slang uses
(also skulled out) intoxicated by a drug or by an excess of alcohol.
[1960s] (US black) anything committed to memory; oral tradition.
[1950s] (US black) to talk in a convincing and excessive manner.
1. [1920s+] (US) anything seen as especially intellectually challenging, esp. a hard college course.
2. [1930s+] (US black) a police officer.
3. (also skullbust) a strong drink.
[1940s+] (US) intellectually challenging.
1. [late 19C–1930s] (US) very strong alcohol.
2. [1910s–50s] (US) a large thuggish person.
1. [1920s] (US) hard physical work.
2. [1930s] (US) fighting.
(US) a psychiatrist, a psychologist.
1. [mid-19C+] (usu. Aus.) to haul along, to drag by force.
2. [1920s–40s] (US Und.) to demand a free drink in a bar.
3. [1960s] (US teen) to study.
[late 19C–1920s] (Aus.) to work as a schoolteacher.
[1960s] (US black) one’s mind, esp. in context of thoughts/memories that are stored there.
[1900s] (Aus.) a schoolteacher.
see fry n.
[1990s+] (US) heterosexual male-female intercourse whereby the male substitutes the mouth for the vagina; this differs from fellatio in that the man is active rather than passive; also used of man-to-man oral intercourse.
1. [1990s+] of a man, to have intercourse with a woman, using her mouth rather than her vagina.
2. used as an expression of extreme physical aggression .
[1970s] an intellectual pursuit.
[20C+] to decapitate.
[1960s] (US black) a mental note.
[1960s] (US black) to memorize.
1. [1930s–50s] (US black) a cemetery.
2. a rough bar or nightclub.
[1950s] (US) a very strong drink.
[1940s+] (US) a discussion, a conference.
1. [late 18C–19C] a wig-maker.
2. [mid-19C] a hat.
3. [mid-19C] a maker of straw bonnets.
[1900s–30s] (US) a blow on the head.
[late 19C–1950s] to be arrogant, conceited.
1. [1950s+] crazy.
2. [1960s+] an intensifer, meaning extremely bored.
3. [1960s+] intoxicated, either through drink or, later, drugs.
[1950s] (US black) to pass on information; to render pleasure.
see use one’s head under use v.2
see pull your head in! under head n.