1. a breast, usu. a woman’s; usu. in pl.; thus titless adj.
|Fast Man 10:1 n.p.: TIT BITS FOR GENTLEMEN. Eight racy plates, a la Francaise, price 1s. SPICE NUTS. A charming collection of eight delicious pictures, especially adapted for Bachelors' Parties, price 1s.|
|in Stories the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell (1994) 28: My scout party met up with four titless half-breed girls.|
|‘The Queen & Louise’ in(1979) 190: You may whimper a bit, but on no account shit / Though he mangles your tits to a jelly.|
|‘The Ball of Kirriemuir’ in(1979) 15: Missus McGinty she was there / And had us all in fits / Diving off the mantelpiece / And bouncing on her tits.|
|in Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 121: Tickle my tits and belly, / Smell my slimey slough.|
|Sport (Adelaide) 3 Aug. 14/4: They Say [...] That G.F. has sworn off Angel’s Tits.|
|Rhymes of a Red Cross Man 139: Like a babby takes to his mammy’s tit.‘The Black Dudeen’|
|in Limerick (1953) 23: I asked as I tickled her tit / If she thought that my big thing would fit.|
|(con. 1916) Her Privates We (1986) 45: Mademoiselle, she bought a cow, Parley-voo / To milk the brute she didn’t know how, Parley-voo, / She pulled the tail instead of the tit.|
|(ref. to 1868) Amer. Madam (1981) 63: Me all scared and needing comfort like a baby needs a tit to suck.|
|Tramp and Other Stories 189: When she gets tits as big as Jo’s you won’t be able to keep her away.|
|(con. 1944) Naked and Dead 22: Little-tit librarian, he would spit on her now.|
|Ginger Man (1958) 165: I want a woman with awful big tits and arse. Biggest tits and arse in whoredom.|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 174: I was thinking of a set of tits.|
|Absolute Beginners 48: Like horrible titts hanging from a lean old sow.|
|All Night Stand 25: I asked who Sue was. ‘The one with the big tits.’.|
|Whoreson [context 1950s] 21: I grabbed her and felt where her tits should have been.|
|Family Arsenal 92: I’m not much to look at. My tits don’t stick out.|
|Honourable Schoolboy 388: [of a man] ‘Take those Commie stars off your tits.’.|
|Aussie Bull 55: Do you know how to titillate an ocelot? You oscillate its tit a lot!|
|Real Thing 162: [of the male chest] He was all puffed-up tits and biceps squeezed into a white T-shirt.|
|Skin Tight 32: I did a Penthouse tryout and the photog makes some crack about my tits.|
|(con. 1964-65) Sex and Thugs and Rock ’n’ Roll 7: [T]elling the cheese ’n’ kisses and tin lids that he was leaving them for true love with a big pair of tits.|
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 40: You ever see a Chinese broad with such a beautiful set of tits?|
|Happy Like Murderers 59: And then he said, ‘What’s her tits like?’.|
|Indep. on Sun. Rev. 23 Jan. 5: If you’ve got tits, you’re not doing it right.|
|Grits 148: [of a man] Ah can feel me tits jigglun abou’ undurr me shurrt an ah doan like ut.|
|Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 71: You’ve been looking at my tits all night, Frankie. They’re nice, aren’t they?|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] ‘Grow some tits and I might be interested’.|
|Life 68: Some lovely old fat Sidcup lady with her clothes off - oooh way hay tits!|
|Glorious Heresies 29: [S]he noticed he was staring at her tits.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 18: Teenage boys are obsessed with tits.|
|Braywatch 267: I can see a lot of tit.|
2. the nipple.
|Family Connections 45: A pair of beautiful bubbies with bright red tits.|
|Oz 3 2/4: Swinging, separated breasts surmounted with ripe, red tits.|
|Street Players 35: Your tit is as hard as a rock.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 143: Undid my shirt kissed my chest, did it again stomach and shoulders, bit my tits.|
3. (1910s, Aus.) a cow’s udder.
|Sport (Adelaide) 20 Mar. 5/4: Gertie W you should find out who the ‘Sport’ reporter is before you talk about pulling his his nose. You couldn’t pull a cow’s tit .|
4. (orig. milit.) anything considered to resemble a breast or, more often, the nipple, e.g. a button or a small switch etc.
|(con. WWI) Goodbye to All That (1960) 164: A new gas-helmet, popularly known as ‘the goggle-eyed booger with the tit.’.|
|Enemy Coast Ahead (1955) 152: When you press the tit a flash-bomb goes off at the same time.|
|Steptoe and Son [TV script] I haven’t blown the balloons up [...] Me lungs aren’t what they used to be. I can’t even inflate the tit on the end of the sausage ones.‘Christmas 1973’|
|Guardian 25 Jan. 18: It’s just a big tit on the landscape built by wanky tossers.|
5. (also nipple) in fig. use, something on which one ‘feeds’, e.g. a hand-out, a government grant [suggests the simplicity of a child’s finding its mother’s breast].
|Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) 169: You got the right idea, boy: stay on the government tit.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 423: My congratulations on your success with the Great Nipple [money].letter 25 Nov. in|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle 58: But I’m on the government tit, too.|
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 27: You the little-boy king of Fat City in Viet Nam, you livin’ off the tit.|
|Clockers 38: Whatever township, city or political tit that had been their point of origin.|
6. something extremely simple and usu. rewarding, esp. a criminal scheme.
|CUSS 210: Tit [...] Easy course.et al.|
|Union Dues (1978) 380: You’re doin the right thing, Hunt. That steel, that’s a tit.|
|(con. 1960) My Secret Hist. (1990) 116: I know where you can make an easy twenty-five [...] It’s a tit.|
7. (also bluetit) an English police helmet [resemblance].
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. 🌐 (blue...) tit n. Alternate name for a British Policeman’s helmet. f. pointy shape with nipple like protruberance on top.|
8. (N.Z. prison) a hypodermic syringe.
|Boobslang [U. Canterbury D.Phil. thesis] 190/2: tit n. a hypodermic syringe and needle.|
9. (Aus.) in fig. use, a sorce of profit.
|(con. 1943) Irish Fandango [ebook] ‘[F]ifty smackers for two days diggin’ . . . and there’s more in the tit’.|
(US) a large amount.
|(con. 1960s) Wanderers 38: ‘You know how much that fat fuck Lipschitz takes in a year? A week? A day?’ [...] ‘I don't know either, but I betcha it’s a titload,’ Lenny said’.|
(US) featuring bare-breasted women; having attractive breasts.
|Close Quarters (1987) 139: His nose in one of those titsy, he-man pulp magazines.|
|Paco’s Story (1987) 43: One of those waxy-looking, titsy little Kewpie-doll air freshners.|
see tits and ass adj.
see tits and ass n.
1. a brassiere.
|Sl. and Euph.|
|Madwoman’s Underclothes 102: On horseback, even I wear a tit-bag.|
2. a term of abuse.
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren 189: In Liverpool [...] they name him a ‘tit-bag.’.|
|posting at groups.google.co.uk 1 Aug. 🌐 You complete and utter headfucked tit-bag.|
see separate entries.
1. a general term of abuse.
|London Fields 446: Just a kid. In a uniform. Fucking tithead.|
|Powder 5: Slipped up there, tithead.|
2. a weakling.
|Awaydays 107: Our damien. He’s only a little tithead. No threat to no one.|
3. an English policeman.
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. 🌐 tit-head n. derog. rude name for a policeman f. their hats which are a pointy shape with nipple like protruberance on top circa.|
|Bad Traffic 148: She was escorting two real policemen [...] They had flat hats, which perhaps meant they were a higher rank than your usual tithead.|
1. (US police, also teat job) a very easy, stress-free task.
|Patolman 179: The fact that I had decided to leave, giving up my duties in the street for a ‘teat job’ in the station house, did not prevent me from functioning as a police officer.|
2. see boob job under boob n.3
(US) a womanizer.
|Maledicta 1 (Summer) 10: One was once insulted by being accused of [...] being [...] a chippy-chaser, a cunt-hound, [...] or even a tit-kisser, which really just means a seducer.|
a flat-chested woman.
|Not as a Stranger 139: ‘The fat lady and the titless wonder!’.|
|Staircase 35: [A] snooty Florist set up by her daddy and known as the Titless Wonder;.|
|Same Old Grind 124: ‘You got to be a titless wonder to be a fashion model’.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 1240: [...] since ca. 1930.|
|Cat’s Eye (1989) 347: A woman artist can get admired by them only as a sideline, a sort of freaky exception. ‘Titless wonders,’ says Jody.|
a man who finds a woman’s breasts her most appealing feature; as opposed to an ass-man under ass n.
|(con. 1930s) Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968) 260: ‘Why don’t she take off the top part and give a look at her knockers?’ ‘You got one track onna mind, Joe. Maybe everyone else ain’t such a big tit man as you.’.|
|The Same Old Grind 117: ‘Nobody here’s going to bite you, except maybe Walter the Tit Man’.|
|Cutter and Bone (2001) 195: ‘Yeah, they’re pretty great [...] All thirty-four inches.’ ‘I’m not a tits man.’.|
|It (1987) 113: She had [...] the best set of tits he had ever seen. Tom Rogan was a tit-man, always had been.|
|Guardian 27 Nov. 25/8: Was not Rubens a Tit and Bum man?|
|What Do You Reckon (1997) [ebook] He’s a tit man. I don’t mind a good set of boobs. And evidently neither does Derryn.‘Take Derryn Hinch...Please’ in|
|Pugilist at Rest 131: J.Z. was a tit man and [...] his big bitch was the fact that my mother breast-fed me, causing hers to soften up.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 213: tits and bums man One who trumpets the attractiveness of women with prominent breasts and buttocks.|
(Aus.) the caressing of a woman’s breasts.
|Puberty Blues 23: He’d lead you outside for a pash on the front fence, or [...] a ‘tit-off’ down the other end of the hall.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 98 Oct. 28: tit pants n. A bra.|
(N.Z.) of a woman, proud of one’s breasts.
|Numbers five May 16: This is no question to obsess his heart while juke box melodies can graph a tit-proud blonde to tickle up desire.|
(N.Z.) a dairy farmer.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
see under tits and ass.
see separate entries.
see tits and ass n.
totally involved with, with an excessive amount of.
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 109: He was tits-deep in a criminal venture — protecting Tina made him an accessory to murder.|
a burlesque or striptease show.
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 11: Dentists here for the convention browsed in search of the beatniks between tit shows.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 81: We’ll protect their bit of trade, / The hard porn and tit shows.East in|
|Hooligans (2003) 45: You stand out like a blind man at a tit show.|
see tit man
(S.Afr.) the hands, not necessarily in a sexual context.
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. 🌐 tit spanners n. hands ‘Keep your tit spanners off my lunch!’.|
(US) a weak, babyish person.
|End as a Man (1952) 73: The reason is you’re a yellow tit-sucker.|
1. an act of intercourse in which the man rubs his penis between the woman’s breasts; cite 2012 refers to the woman’s rubbing her breasts on the man’s head .
|🌐 titwank The act of pleasuring oneself by thrusting the erect member between a generous pair of bristols. Typically concludes with the delivery of a pearl necklace. Phwoaar! She’s got a shirtfull. I’d love a good titwank in those.posting at Urban Dict. 10 Apr. 2003|
|Kimberly’s Capital Punishment (2023) 90: I managed to give one of the lad’s heads a slight tit-wank.|
2. a general term of abuse.
|🌐 titwank a.k.a. Spud. Defining the utmost stupidity and worthlessness of someone, also used as a generic pronound [sic] to insult someone in the aforementionned known-as. Originally mentionned by ‘Banzai.’ You’re welcome titwank. Fuck off, titwank.Urban Dict.|
used to describe a woman who capitalizes on her physical charms, esp. her smile and (presumably) large breasts, to make up for the lack of more subtle attractions; sometimes expanded by ...like a third-row chorus-girl.
|Sun. Mirror n.p.: I was sharing the slot with a very sexy looking black cabaret artiste. All tits and teeth and a lousy voice.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 15/1: since ca. 1910.|
|Stage (London) 9 Mar. 27/6: The beginning of her career when women were expected to be ‘all tits and teeth’.|
|www.filethirteen.com 🌐 Denise Richards is all tits. And teeth. She has nothing else to offer here. Her performance is laughable.|
|Sydney Morning Herald 18 Aug. n.p.: And then there is Rose, the ghastly Rose. I met her once, in a radio studio [...] She came at me all tits and teeth, like a Manila bar girl.|
1. a woman regarded as a sex object.
|Two Gentlemen Sharing 201: Nice bit of tit. Who is she?|
|Magog 39: Nice bit of tit, her. Got it made, ain't you, cocko?|
|DSUE (8th edn) 84/2: since ca. 1920.|
|Vinnie Got Blown Away 30: That Noreen, not just the most beautiful bit of tit you ever saw, body like Whitney Houston.|
|Glue 33: Thir is a barry bit ay tit thair awright.|
2. sexual intercourse.
|DSUE (8th edn) 84/2: since ca. 1920.|
(US) a woman with large breasts.
|Come Monday Morning 63: If she didn’t show that bushel ’a tits down at the end would do.|
(N.Z.) the greatest possible effort.
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 47/1: full tit maximum effort, usually from a car; eg ‘I gave her full tit, man, and we were still only doin’ 70.’.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].|
(US) to be upset, to be in a frightening situation (cf. get one’s knickers in a twist under knickers n.).
|Tracks (Aus.) Oct. 3: We really got our tits in a twist when we read about you DY locals owning the point [Moore 1993].|
|Outside In I i: Now don’t get your tits in a tangle.|
|Up the Cross 17: ‘Don’t get your walters [i.e walter mittys = titties] in a tangle’.(con. 1959)|
|(con. 1968) Citadel (1989) 36: Figures them Doggies would get their tits in a wringer.|
|Alt. Eng. Dict. 🌐 one’s tits in a knot be upset, used as a complement of ‘get’, ‘have’, ‘keep, etc.: ‘John got his tits in a knot and he kept them there.’.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 20: Wait now — don’t get your tits in a twist.|
|Charlie Opera 3: You ever hear of getting your tit in a ringer [...] Because that’s what this could be like.|
|Easy Money 159: ‘No need to get your tits in a tangle.’ ‘You know I hate you calling him a wop,’ she snapped.|
to act in an uninhibited manner; usu. of a woman, but not necessarily so.
|Yes We have No 186: She [...] really taught me to get my tits out.|
|Indep. 21 June 3: We drank 16 bottles of champagne last year [...] And then a girl got her tits out for us.|
to infuriate, to annoy.
|Spring in Tartarus 327: It isn’t you, Holy Jesus, that I’m rorting at. But honestly, this sort of tommy just gets on my teats.|
|Jimmy Brockett 121: Her mother picked on Sadie the whole time. [...] It got on my tit.|
|Way of Life 143: You fair get on my tits.|
|Teachers (1962) 188: They get on my tit-ends, they do, straight.|
|Buttons 47: I don’t mind the Old Testament so much [...] but the New Testament gets on my tits.|
|Family Arsenal 25: Now get off my tits.|
|Educating Rita I iii: This Forster, honest to God he doesn’t half get on my tits.|
|Observer Mag. 31 Oct. 21: They’re always trying to make contact, and it gets on my tits.|
|Soothing Music for Stray Cats 13: The whole thing had been getting on Trudy’s tits.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 336: I gotta say that he’s getting right on my farking tits.|
|Dead Man’s Trousers : — I can’t do this! Euan pleads in that girly voice that is getting on my tits.|
of a (young) man, to caress a girl’s breasts.
|Dead Man’s Trousers 43: He got the tit from a cousin’s visiting friend.|
(Can.) to find oneself in trouble, in an unpleasant situation.
|DSUE (8th edn) 1240: [...] low Can.: since ca. 1920.|
(US) to be in difficulties, to be foolish.
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 859: I aint had so much fun since grandmaw got her tit caught in the wringer.|
|And Save Them for Pallbearers 179: ’Don’t get your tit caught in a wringer.’ ‘Screw you; come back after chow’ .|
|Friends of Eddie Coyle 70: He’s got this kind of a tense expression [...] like he thinks maybe he’s got his tit caught in the wringer.|
|to Carl Bernstein 31 May in Bernstein & Woodward All the President’s Men (1974) 105: All that crap, you’re putting it in the paper? It’s all been denied. Katie Graham’s gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that’s published.|
|Wizard of La-La Land (1999) 194: You watch it or your tit’s going to be in the wringer.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 99: haven’t laughed so much since Granny got her tit caught in the wringer Grossly amused.|
see have someone/something by the balls under balls n.
(US) to be patient.
|Muzukuru 28: ‘Hell, keep your tits tied on,’ I chune her.|
|Alt. Eng. Dict. 🌐 one’s tits on (prepositional phrase, a small clause; idiom). be patient. Used as a complement of ‘keep, etc.: ‘John kept his tits on.’ .|
|White Teeth n.p.: ‘There’s shoes back here that need your attention,’ came a voice from the store room. ‘Keep your tits on,’ said Neena.|
(UK black) to run errands and perform small tasks.
|in Living Dangerously 169: Aged nine, my little nephew is lickin’ tits.|
living in luxury, overly protected.
|Memphis-Nam-Sweden (1997) 94: My buddies were getting shot up in the Nam while these dudes are living off the tit in Japan.|
|🌐 Unfortunately there are too many people living off the tit of the government that if that were to happen would just resort to crime or die.‘Talk to the Station’ WNLI FM|
not to care in the slightest.
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 22: Who would give a fish’s tit about you.|
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 31: I don’t give a rat’s tit that he’s black.|
|(con. 1940s) Confessions 105: I don’t give a fish’s tit what she is.|
|Fatal Last Words n.p.: If the bosses say that my investigation has effectively become part of yours [...] I do not give a fish’s tit.|
|Kilburn Social Club 382: You might not give a fish’s tit about football's preening layabouts.|
1. intoxicated by drugs.
|Faggots 247: Winnie Heinz — in his half-naked Indian costume and further angel-dusted out of his tits.|
|Spin Apr. 84/1: Cook— better known as Fatboy Slim— is also ‘off his tits,’ having knocked back a naughty pill of Ecstasy just before going onstage.|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 149: The dude was coked off his tits.|
|Acid Alex 164: The way to smoke a white pipe is to just hit it once as hard as possible and hold it. And hold it. And rush off your tits.|
|Butcher, Baler, Candlestick Maker 43: A guy I met - cute but off his tits on coke - suggested group sex.|
|Thrill City [ebook] Call back when you’ve straightened out. Yes you are, you’re off your tits.|
2. very drunk.
|Reach 18: Last night, I was absolutely off my tits at that awful cocktail thing at Clare.|
|Dead Long Enough 9: Samuel Pepys had, according to his diary, a quick Sherman during the sermon while off his tits on sherry.|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 26: It could have been anything [...] because I was off my tits.|
|Peepshow [ebook] Chloe and me had been rampaging around, off our tits.|
|Deadly Friends 257: Two or three sips and he was off his tits, one glass and he was out cold.|
|Finders Keepers (2016) 75: He could see himself in a bar [...] drunk off his tits.|
3. an intensifier, meaning extremely bored.
|What Do You Reckon (1997) [ebook] Frank Hardy summed up the America’s Cup in a few succinct words: ‘The new rich, fighting the old rich, and boring the tits off the poor.’.‘Tall Poppies Deserve Shrift’ in|
|Salesman 309: I was bored outta me tits.|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 98: I’m bored off my tits at this stage.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 25: I was bored off my tits.|
a general intensifer.
|Fatty 239: ‘He was screaming and shouting his tits off if someone dropped the ball’.|
|Grits 437: Buzzin me tits off, legs fucked from dancin awl night, drums still bangin in me ears.|
|Gayle 93/2: scream your tits off v. have a good time (It was the best party ever. We screamed our tits off).|
|Apples (2023) 104: I’m tripping my tits off. Gaz gave us these pills.|
|Kill Your Friends (2009) 47: ‘How’s the album coming?’ [...] ‘It’s gonna blow your fucking tits off’.|
|‘Suicide Chump’ in ThugLit July [ebook] ‘If I still did coke, I’d be laughing my tits off’.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 29: The previous week I’d frozen my tits off after she confisacted my only cardie.|
(US campus) pursuing, lit. or fig, thus being annoying.
|Sl. U. 31: be on my tit to be persistently pursuing me (especially sexually; used by a female speaker).|
feeling angry, aggrieved.
|Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 136: How do you think those guys feel? I been on the hind tit myself.|
(Aus./US) in some form of dependency.
|Vanished Brass 119: [H]eadquarters was the breast at which career cops nursed. The field men sneered at the headquarters men, said they were On the Tit.|
|Broken Shore (2007) [ebook] I’m a late starter, still got two kids on the tit.|
(Aus./N.Z.) to tease.
|For the Rest of Our Lives 331: Don’t get knotted, Franky boy. I’m just pulling your tit.|
|Gun in My Hand 194: Is Croxley going the same way? Or is he pulling my tit?|
|(con. 1940s) Andy 42: By Saint Peter the Patron Saint of Service Police may the breath of hell reach up and smite me if I pull thy tit.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 88/2: pull someone’s tit to make a fool of or tease.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].|
(Aus.) to discomfit, to embarrass, to irritate someone.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 213: tits in a tangle In difficulty [...] Refers to the problems associated with the clothes mangle attached to washing machines in the days before spin-drying. ANZ.|
a sexually attractive woman.
|Choirboys (1976) 240: Take a look at the set of tits works the perfume counter [...] Dynamite!|
1. to be inferior, to take a secondary role; thus hind tit n., bad, unfair treatment.
|‘Fifth Ozark Word List’ in AS XIII:4 Dec. 314/2: suck the hind tit v.phr. To get the worst of everything.|
|Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 130: ‘What’s going on, Ray?’ he asked. ‘The same thing that’s been going on for years. We’re still sucking the hind tit.’.|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 218: That sort of leaves you suckin hind tit [...] Don’t it?|
|Augie March (1996) 158: I seen she’s been trying to make you suck hind titty. But the thing is why you let her.|
|Sweet Ride 170: Go suck hind tit.|
|Demon (1979) 100: I [...] aint to be sucking hind tit around here. Im on my way.|
|(con. 1970) Meditations in Green (1985) 155: ‘I don’t know,’ said Captain Miller to Claypool. ‘This was where you were supposed to strut your stuff [...] And us sucking hind tit on body count.’.|
|You Gotta Play Hurt 320: [I]t just goes to show you, Stubby said, how a school like TCU has to suck hind tit when it comes to national publicity.|
|News-Daze 27: If you get any more crap from the agencies, tell them they'll be sucking hind tit when it comes to preferential buys this fall.|
|Blood on the Bluegrass 93: As raw recruits, they would be left sucking hind tit.|
2. to curry favour.
|(con. 1920s) South of Heaven (1994) 204: I told him he could go suck hind titty from a tumblebug.|
|G.Rat on Fire (1982) 3: He is sucking every minority and majority hind tit he can find.|
(US) something comforting, someone desirable; thus as term of address.
|Letters to James Joyce (1968) 25: Also, as you see, the S.S. is disposed in your favour IF you have any sugar tits for ’em.letter 14 Feb. in Read|
|Somebody in Boots 118: I’ll give you a nice job. Easy. Soft. You know? Soft as sugar-titty. You like sugar-titty, sonny?|
|Seeds of Man (1995) 270: I’m a-itcherin’ my pants off ta chew chaw on that there little ole sugar tit Rinny.|
|(con. 1940s) Out of the Burning (1961) 28: ’Bout time you got off your mother’s sugar tit. Anybody socks you, sock him back twice as hard.|
|Garden of Sand (1981) 319: She’ll give you some sugar-tit and tell you what a great big boy you are.|
|Boy from County Hell 142: ‘Well, sugar tits, he went to a honky tonk much like this one. It was a real shit hole’.|
a male-to-female term of affection.
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 98 Oct. 27: sweet tits n. Affectionate male term of endearment for females. ‘Good-night, good-night! / Parting is such sweet sorrow / That I shall say good-night until it be morrow, sweet tits’, (from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare).|
(Aus.) to caress a woman’s breasts.
|Puberty Blues 24: At South Cronulla we’d let the boys ‘tit-us-off’ and occasionally get a hand down our pants.|
(US) pertaining to teenage love and sex.
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 388: Since added to with such common phrases as [...] tits and zits, having to do with the passion of teenagers.|
something utterly useless; usu. in phr. no more use than tits on a bull etc (cf. useless as tits on a nun ).
|Folk-Say 107: You’re just as useless as tits on a boar hog.|
|Piper Tomkins 119: By God, neither of them ever done me any more good than the tits on a boar hog!|
|As I Was Young and Easy 78: The Doc saying how dogs was as worthless as tits on a boar hog. The Doc didn’t like dogs.|
|Harm’s Way 191: When my class at Harvard got together at a reunion, you’d be surprised how many fellows felt the same way. Useless as tits on a boar hog.|
|Reruns 55: The Champ don’t think you’re worth tits on a boar hog, Kid.|
|(con. 1969) Dispatches 6: ‘Didn’t you ever meet a reporter before?’ I asked him. ‘Tits on a bull,’ he said. ‘Nothing personal.’.|
|(con. 1970) 13th Valley (1983) 83: ‘Thaht weapon goan get so heavy you’re goan cuss it like tits on a bull.’.|
|You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1989) That german shepherd was about as much use as tits on a bull: .|
|Q Clearance 39: Son, that’s about as much use to me as tits on a canary.|
|Jailing of Cecelia Capture 47: ‘Useless as tits on a boar!’ And if she tried to get away she would be grabbed and pulled back.|
|et al. Red Dust and Broadsides 186: And don’t stand there useless as the tits on a boar hog.|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] ‘He was clueless, useless as tits on a bull’.|
|Savage Factory 22: These types of people are as useless as tits on a boar hog.|
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] Johnny No Nuts was as useless as tits on a fish.|
|Swollen Red Sun 92: ‘You’re about as a worthless as titties on a catfish’.|
|Mother Jones July/Aug. 🌐 He is a reader of old westerns and an aficionado of Civil War reenactments. He uses words like ‘gadzooks’ and phrases like ‘useful as tits on a boar hog’.|
(N.Z.) belly-pickled pork on toast.
|(ref. to c.1916) inI’m Ninety-five 29: We’d make dumplings, too, fried up in the camp oven. Buggers afloat we called them... And what did we call the poached eggs? A pair of bastards on a raft, and we’d have tits on toast – belly pickled pork on toast. I still use those old names; everyone laughs at me.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 214: tits on toast A serving on toast of bellypork, which usually has the nipples attached.|
(orig. Can. prison) dead, i.e. laid out on one’s back; thus in fig. use, ruined, destroyed; esp. in phr. go/gone tits-up.
|Finnegan’s Week 146: Croaked. All the ants went tits-up.|
|Stump 226: I’m talkin about when a job goes tits up. When [...] yeh can’t get the fuckin thing sorted.|
|Indep. 16 May 30/6: Whose arse is it on the line if the whole thing goes tits up?|
|[blog] 3 Dec. But culturally nourishing as though this may sound, just recently it’s all started to go tits-up.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 190: That sort ay unselective breedin dilutes the fortitude ay a race. The morals go tits up.|
|Finders Keepers (2016) 114: The investments [...] had gone tits-up.|
|Times 11 June 🌐 ‘From the manifesto on, it [i.e. the Tory campaign] was all tits up,’ said a seasoned Tory operative.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 23: Worrying whether I’ll go tits-up on the slippery studio floor.|
|Widespread Panic 240: He’ll go tits up in some sort of embarrassing leather-bar altercation.|
to fondle a woman’s breasts.
|Adolescent Boys of East London (1969) 55: They would often try to move on from kissing to sexual play; as they put it, they ‘titted a girl up.’.|
completely; esp. in ripped to the tits under ripped adj.1
|Queens’ Vernacular 198: stoned to the tit[s] very intoxicated from drugs, booze, you name it (you take it) [...] to the tits [...] a lot, utmost.|
|Permanent Midnight 263: I was [...] jacked to the tits.|
|Perv (2001) 311: I am bummed! [...] I am bummed to the tits.|
|(con. 1972) Circle of Six 12: [M]en in Kevlar helmets and flak-jackets, all strapped to the tits with fully automatic carbines and shotguns.|
see tough titty under titty n.
see up to one’s armpits under armpit n.
(US/Aus.) utterly useless (cf. tits on a bull ).
|Folk-Say 107: You’re just as useless as tits on a boar hog.‘Song of the Pipeline’ in Botkin|
|‘The Castration of the Strawberry Roan’ in Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 95: When all of a sudden he lands on all four, / That bastard’s as useless as tits on a boar.|
|Down in the Holler 175: Useless as tits on a boar hog is another common expression of futility.|
|Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words 73: Something useless or superfluous [...] worthless as tits on a hog.|
|Legs of the Lame 95: [H]e was probably as useless as tits on a nun to any woman in bed.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 118/1: useless as a tit on a hand / as a gumdigger’s dog very useless.|
|Plays Int’l 6 45: But if you don't know how to sell it , talent is about as much good as tits on a nun.|
|Lingo 88: Bodily and mental afflictions, real, imagined or fervently wished, also feature strongly in Lingo. One can [...] have a face like a busted sandshoe; be useless as tits on a nun.|
|Everyday Eng. and Sl. 🌐 As useless as tits on a bull.|
|Mutilated [ebook] That information was, as Daniel put it, ‘As worthless as tits on a nun’.|
|(ed.) Long Island Noir 264: Samsonite luggage that [...] had about as much utility for his wife as tits on a nun.|
a semi-euph. var. on my arse! under arse n.
|Ginger Man (1958) 357: ‘Surely you’re joking.’ ‘Joking, me tit.’.|
|Shiralee 179: ‘Booze me tit!’ Macauley snapped.|
|Jocks 169: STENGEL: What kind of hours you been keeping, Kanehl? KANEHL: Good hours, Case. STENGEL: Good hours my tit.|