1. with ref. to the reproduction of sound [abbr. SE windpipe + image of the throat as a ‘pipe’].
(a) a voice.
|Euphues and his England (2009) 58: Hee also strayned his olde pype, and thus beganne...|
|Shoemakers’ Holiday IV i: My organe pipe squeaks this morning for want of licoring.|
|Devil to Pay I ii: There’s a perpetual Motion in that Tongue of hers, and a damn’d shrill Pipe.|
|Knights in Works (1799) I 78: jenny: [Sings.] Tim: You have a rare pipe of your own, Miss.|
|Maid of Bath Works (1799) II 216: Won’t a single sore throat destroy the boasted power of your pipe?|
|Works (1794) III 186: Th’ Attorney-General’s tiger gripe Would quickly stop the Raggamuffin’s pipe.‘Odes of Importance’|
|Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 177: His old pipe was grown so weak, / He did not seem to talk, but squeak.|
|Man o’ War’s Man (1843) 40: Deil a bane o’ me can sing now ava. It’s far ower high for my auld pipe.|
|Mr Mathews’ Comic Annual 23: Hark! I hear another voice: I must look out for squalls – that’s not Jerry’s pipe.|
|Paul Periwinkle 236: That respectable young gentleman [...] is squealing out in the most outrageous way; and if they should catch a tone of his pipe, you’ll be kind enough to understand it’s all Hookey Walkar with Jack Spratt.|
|Signa I 36: What a pipe this brat has!|
|Little Jack Sheppard 46: If it comes to foreign languages Your pipe I’ll put out bang.‘All Nations’|
(b) a song.
|Chances V iii: A Song I must sing it: pray bear with me, And pardon my rude Pipe.|
(c) (Aus./US) a (dubious) story.
|In Babel 43: ‘Say, what kind of a pipe is this?’ asked the listener, [...] indicating scepticism.‘Why “Gondola” Was Put Away’|
|Sorrows of a Show Girl Ch. iii: Can you beat that for a pipe?|
|Truth (Brisbane) 16 May 11/2: Governor King called these lampoons, and libels ‘pipes.’ Why, I am unable to say.|
(d) (also pipes) a telephone.
|Benno and Some of the Push 80: [He] wanted ter call up the Premier down the pipe; ’n’ when they wouldn’t let ’im et the tellerphone he got proud ’n’ hurt.‘On a Bender’|
|Getting Straight 126: Get on the pipe to the ad office.|
|Skeletons 74: Doc Shelley, who couldn’t wait till I was out his door before he was on the pipes to Pingo Chavez.|
(e) (US) a saxophone.
|Down Beat’s Yearbook of Swing n.p.: pipe : a saxophone.|
(f) the throat.
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] I’d spent the last few minutes working up enough spit to carry it [i.e a tablet] down the pipe.|
2. with ref. to the pipe’s tubular shape [the double entendres cover tobacco pipes, bag-pipes and water pipes].
(a) (also piper, standpipe) the penis.
|Shepherdes Confession in Grosart (1876) 204: By clasping her in my armes but she t’ning aside, espies my iuory pipe.|
|Westward Hoe II i: Were I the proprest, sweetest, plumpest, Cherry-cheekt, Corrall-lipt woman in a kingdome, I would not daunce after one mans pipe.|
|A Fair Quarrel IV i: [of a syphilitic] It was the burning of his pipe that kill’d him.|
|Covent-Garden Weeded I i: Hells broke loose; this comes of your new fingle-fangle fashion, your preposterous Italian way forsooth: would I could have kept my old ways of pots and pipes, and my Stong-water course for customers.|
|Wits Interpreter (1671) 228: She will be ready at your call, And take Tobacco, Pipe, and all [...] Your stopper must be stiff and strong, It must be large and long, Or else she swears you do her wrong, She scorns your weak Tobacco.‘Tobacco’|
|‘A Creature ffor ffeature’ in Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript of Loose and Humorous Songs (1868) 53: Then thought I, & thought noe lye, / perhapps his pipe is not yett ripe.|
|Strange Newes 4: Mol. They come in with their fowl Pipes, and I like an able Doctress clean them with a P—. I cleane the stem and also burn the bowle.|
|An Evening’s Love Act III: If we Men could but learn to value our selves, we should soon take down our Mistresses from all their Altitudes, and make ’em dance after our Pipes, longer perhaps, than we had a mind to’t.|
|‘The Merry Bag-Pipes’ in Roxburghe Ballads (1891) VII:2 327: The Shepherd he said, ‘As I am a man, / I have kept playing from morning till noon; / Thou know’st I can do no more than I can, / My pipe is clearly out of tune’.|
|Amusements Serious and Comical in Works (1744) III 13: You can no sooner prepare yourself to make water [...] but you shall have an obliging female look thro’ her fingers to take the dimensions of the pipe that emits it.|
|Secret Hist. of Clubs 184: When Nature is so opprest that they [i.e. ‘the greatest Guzzlers’] want Leakage, they may turn their Conduit Pipes into the Tap-Holes of the Casks they sit upon, without giving themselves the Trouble of a Remove to the Chamber-Pot.|
|in Pills to Purge Melancholy IV 225: At length I said I’d put my Pipes in Tune: To give a Glister, with that I kiss’d her.|
|‘The Silent Flute’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) I 228: Young Damon, who her Meaning knew, / Took out his pipe to charm her.|
|Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1985) 119: That store-bag of nature’s prime sweets which is so pleasingly attached to its conduit-pipe.|
|Songs Comic and Satyrical 117: The Pipe of Love’s the Pipe for me.‘The Pipe of Love’|
|‘The Gobbio’ Chap Book Songs 6: She spyed a Piper peeping out, / Between two little drummers he lay.|
|‘Gingling Johnny’ Swell!!! or, Slap-Up Chaunter 14: Johnny spied all about, then his pipe he lugged out, / And he played her a tune so brisk and clever.|
|‘Female Tobacconist’ Gentleman’s Spicey Songster 42: Then he pull’d out his pipe, and said you gay slut, / Before I have your shag, I’ll see your broad cut.|
|My Secret Life (1966) I 107: Just as I pulled out, her cunt closed round my prick with a strong muscular action, as if it did not wish the warm pipe withdrawn.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 177: pipe the urethra.|
|Erections, Ejaculations etc. 237: He wants to suck pipe.|
|Pay for Play Cheerleaders [Internet] Her blue skirt up, her sweater up, her tits pointed and proud, jiggling salaciously as she screwed Mr. Dixon’s nine-inch pipe of prick.|
|(con. 1944) Prince Charming 51: Chris, when you’re coming, you wish your pipe was a mile long.|
|Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales 41: With little more than a flick of she slender wrist, she swiped he standpipe off clean at the base!|
|Guardian Rev. 6 Aug. 13: He calls his penis [...] ‘lead pipe’, ‘full length’, ‘stiffy’, ‘big water pipe’.|
|Holy City 182: I rode your mother, C.J. Slipped her a length of pipe, as the boys used to say.|
|What It Was 223: Gino [...] had a pipe on him, and on top of his size he’d been a litttle rough.(con. 1972)|
(b) the anus.
|Crabtree Lectures 116: Though shee [...] kept her selfe sweete and cleane, he came home every night with a foule and stinking Pipe.|
(c) (also quill-pipes) in pl., top boots [? the tubular shape, or cleaning with pipe-clay].
|‘Flash Lang.’ Confessions of Thomas Mount 18: Boots, quill-pipes.|
|Autobiog. (1930) 292: Quillpipes signifies boots.|
|Vocab. of the Flash Lang.|
|Vulgarities of Speech Corrected.|
(d) the vagina.
|‘The Smutty Chimney Sweeper’ Regular Thing, And No Mistake 82: Miss Lively’s pipe I went to clear [...] I fork’d my cloth and up I got, but soon I very sore felt.|
|Cop This Lot 161: ‘So put that in yer pipe an’ smoke ut.’ ‘I wouldn’t put ut in an old black gin’s pipe an’ let her smoke ut.’.|
(e) the anus.
|Enderby Outside in Complete Enderby (2002) 365: Itr’s not up to him to come back, up-your-piping and that.|
3. in drug uses.
(a) a cigar.
|Ladies’ Repository (N.Y.) Oct. VIII:37 316/2: Pipe, [...] a cigar.|
(b) an opium pipe and the measure of opium it contains; thus pipe, the pipe, the smoking of opium.
|Dly News (London) 1 Sept. 2/2: The one nearest the tray cannot smoke more than three or four pipes of opium a day.|
|Places and People 30: He’ll lay like that for hours. Look! he’s wakin’ up now to light his pipe again.|
|Works 33 (1900) 285: Why didn't you come and have a pipe or two of comfort? Did they leave you money, perhaps, and so you didn't want comfort?Edwin drood in|
|In Strange Company 236: Out of the cupboard he produced his tools – the two pipes, a sort of tinderbox [...] a slender iron bodkin fixed in a little handle, and a small brass lamp. [Ibid.] 238: They had come for a ‘drunk,’ and would probably indulge in half-dozen more pipes before the evening was over.|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 18 Oct. 3/3: ‘Hurry up there with a pipe; I’ve been waiting long enough. Here’s your money, give me a pipe’.|
|Sun (NY) 20 May 2/7: The pleasure seeker smokes from five to twenty pipes at a time.|
|A Daughter of the Tenements 227: He hastily prepared his pipe and had taken four or five long deep draughts by which a smoker exhausts one preparation.|
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 87: ‘I wisht,’ she said sadly, ‘as I could quit the pipe.’.|
|Wash. Post 3 July 3/1: Last year you could get a hop-toy filled fer four bits, while now Lum San hands out about four pfun — just covers the bottom of a shell. I’m goin’ ter quit the pipe.|
|Journal Amer. Instit. of Criminal Law and Criminology VIII Jan. 749–56: Fifty, or one-half, began by associating with bad companions at night, frequenting dance halls, saloons, poolrooms, and later ‘joints,’ where they were induced to try the pipe.|
|Dope 93: It contained four singular-looking pipes, the parts of which she began to fit together. The first and largest of these had a thick bamboo stem, and amber mouthpiece, and a tiny, disproportionate bowl of brass.|
|Man’s Grim Justice 190: The pipe brought peace of mind, contentment and happiness of a sort.|
|(con. 1905–25) Professional Thief (1956) 112: They had in their room about ten thousand dollars worth of property they had stolen [...] and they were smoking the pipe (opium).|
|Sister of the Road (1975) 115: Anna and Jake smoked ‘the pipe’ (opium).|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 236: the pipe Smoking opium.|
|I Like ’Em Tough (1958) 77: Go smoke your pipe, Chink.‘Good & Dead’|
|Big Gold Dream 117: Fix my pipe and bring my rod.|
|(con. 1945) Tattoo (1977) 297: You likee the pipe, huh, Lun?|
|India Ink (1984) 45: The mat slides to the man preparing a pipe for us. One packet of opium costs around 50 cents Australian and makes five or six pipes.‘Island of Gems’|
|One Hot Summer in St Petersburg 282: For me a night’s resort would consist of 3 ‘pipes’.|
(c) (also pipey, pipie) an opium addict.
|Confessions of a Gunman 124: Some pipeys say it’s as good as drinking booze.|
|Opium Addiction in Chicago 202: Pipies. One who smokes opium.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 177: pipe [...] A person under the influence of intoxicants.|
|Who Live In Shadow (1960) 119: You can recognize ‘pipes,’ opium addicts, by the odour which clings to them.|
|(con. 1930s) Addicts Who Survived 101: There’s nothing like a pipie. They kept themselves immaculate – dresses, furs [...] Nobody even knew I was a pipe.|
(d) a marijuana or hashish pipe.
|letter May in Charters I (1995) 582: Won’t bring pipes or benny or anything.|
|Crime in S. Afr. 96: A ‘college’ for dagga smokers [where] young girls and boys gathered [...] to ‘smoke the pipe’.|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
|(con. c.1967) Firefight 164: They passed the pipe around. ‘This ain’t bad for loose shit,’ Amaro said.|
|Crackhouse 74: Then she holds out the pipe and says, ‘You know, this shit is real good, Liz’.|
|Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) 15 May [Internet] Revellers suck the ‘peace pipe’ of dagga.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 17: Pipe — Crack pipe; marijuana pipe.|
(e) a vein into which a drug can be injected.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 61: If you like junk you keep schmeckin and shootin, then the skin pop goes to the big pipe.|
|q. inMutants in Coll. Essays 2 (1971) 397: I tie up and the main pipe [...] swells like a prideful beggar beneath the skin.|
|Heroin in Perspective.|
|Bk of Jargon 343: pipe: 1. A large vein to use for mainlining.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 17: Pipe — [...] vein into which a drug is injected.|
|[||(con. 1980s) Skagboys 70: Ah find a vein easy, some ay us have fucking oil pipes in our airms].|
(f) a marijuana smoker.
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
(g) (also rock pipe) a pipe for smoking base cocaine, crack cocaine, or methamphetamine; thus, by metonymy, the drug itself.
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 71: I feel that basing will completely destroy her will to say no; I believe that pipe will take her away from me.|
|Six Out Seven (1994) 439: Sucking another hit from the pipe, he pressed his palms to Hobbes’s chest.|
|Candy 80: The pipe made the rounds.|
|Urban Grimshaw 184: They got the rock pipe out.|
|Night Gardener 31: ‘They using heroin?’ [...] The resident shook his head. ‘The pipe.’.|
|Bad Sex on Speed 58: The chipped-to-shit pipe [...] so hot she needed an over mitt to hold it.|
4. (US, anything that is easily accomplished; a certainty; thus US campus) pipe course, an easy academic course [abbr. lead-pipe cinch under lead n.].
|Checkers 50: It was a ‘pipe’ he’d lose it all the minute his luck turned.|
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 16: It’s a pipe [...] This one’ll be 200 to 1, and she’ll breeze in on the bit.|
|Shorty McCabe 108: Ever try to tear off a lot of extemporaneous lies, twenty to the minute? It’s no pipe.|
|Enemy to Society 134: It’s a pipe, Stevey, with nine to twenty thousand ready money in the safe.|
|El Paso Herald (TX) 31 July 8: Im [sic] a chauffeur now — Oh what a pipe job.‘Daffydills’ in|
|Hand-made Fables 208: It was a Pipe that Christine went plumb off her Noodle as soon as she learned that, by giving up a mere Pinch of Change, she could witness a lovely Scene.|
|Pleasure Man (1997) Act I: There’s nothin’ to it, Steve, it’s an easy pipe for this baby.|
|No More Trumpets 75: Ah! What you students term a pipe course, eh, Wingate?|
|Female Convict (1960) 115: It’s a pipe [...] All you need is the dough.|
|Rebellion of Leo McGuire (1953) 194: It’s a pipe there was some sort of celebration on the East Side that Wednesday.|
|Monkey On My Back (1954) 255: How could he tell? Geeziz, that was a pipe. Once you’ve had a monkey on your back you can always see it on anyone else’s.|
|Felony Tank (1962) 38: ‘What if you lose?’ Billy asked bleakly. ‘I won’t. That game’s a pipe.’.|
|CUSS 171: Pipe Easy course.et al.|
|(ref. to 1940) What’s The Good Word? 305: At Ann Arbor in 1940 we called a gut course a ‘pipe.’.|
5. constr. with the, a euph. for hell [? H.E. Bates nonce use].
|Breath of French Air (1985) 127: And what the pipe does all that mean?|
|Oh! To be in England (1985) 338: Who the pipe’s it from?|
|Little of What You Fancy (1985) 432: What the pipe is genetics?|
6. any form of clubbing weapon [SE lead pipe].
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 265: That pipe/shiv attack that wounded Mickey and left his stooge Davey Goldman a vegetable?|
|Prison Sl. 88: Pipe [...] Any weapon that is wielded by a swinging force.|
7. constr. with the, the River Thames.
|Layer Cake 160: ‘You’re not the police, are ya, really?’ says the kid in an accent that’s pure over-the-pipe Saff London.|
8. (US black gang) a gun.
|‘Dispatches from the Rap Wars’ in chicagomag.com [Internet] pipe or pole. A gun.|
9. see pipes n.1 (3)
In terms pertaining to drugs
(US drugs) under the influence of opium.
|Und. and Prison Sl.|
|Amer. Thes. Sl.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
(US) a regular opium user.
|Sun (N.Y.) 20 Oct. in Stallman (1966) 145: Finally he may become a full-fledged pipe fiend, a man with a yen-yen.in|
|Wretches of Povertyville 229: Drunks and pipe fiends [...] find recreation, pleasure, excitement and consolation in the whiskey glass or pipe.|
|Commercialized Prostitution in N.Y. City 90: A ‘pipe fiend’ and a gambler.|
|Opium Addiction in Chicago 172: The ‘pipe fiend’ or the opium smoker generally looks down upon the ‘skin shooter’.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
1. (drugs) a regular user of crack cocaine.
|Clockers 3: Seeing her two months from now, no more baby fat, stinky, just another pipehead.|
|8 Ball Chicks (1998) 47: With the way I was dressed, and I was talking to myself, she thought I was some crazy pipehead.|
|Shame the Devil 10: A couple of young citizens charged with beating a pipehead to death.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 228: If Marv got ’em high, they’ll wanna head back and scarf around for more. If they think he’s bunk [...] they’ll wanna head back and get you. By pipehead logic, you ripped them off.|
see joint n. (3a)
a seller of crack cocaine.
|Iced 3: Get some money for the pipe-man.|
(drugs) an opium user.
|(con. 1900s) Man’s Grim Justice 25: The ‘pipe smokers’ were the boys who lay around the little red lamp and inhaled the opium through a long bamboo-stemmed pipe.|
|AS VIII:2 27: Opium is referred to specifically as O., mud, or hop, and the addict is known as a hophead, pipe-smoker, or cookie.‘Junker Lingo’ in|
(US) a fantasy.
|Barkeep Stories 15: ‘[D]at guy round here [...] dat tells dem pipe-stories ’bout onct bein’ de champeen wrassler down east?|
(US) fantasizing; nonsense.
|Tales of the Ex-Tanks 257: I figured this to be pipe talk at first, but [...] I could see that this man was too solid to be a smoker of seconds.|
1. to smoke opium; thus pipe-hitter n., an opium smoker [note Burnett, Little Caesar (1929): ‘Hit the pipe, drinking’; presumably an authorial error].
|Heathen Chinee 30: In the theatrical profession, ‘hitting the pipe’ is a specially favorite form of dissipation.|
|‘Life in a New York Opium Den’ in Professional Criminals of America [Internet] He then unbosomed his reasons for leaving. He was going to ‘hit the pipe.’ I demanded he should take me with him.|
|L.A. Times 2 May n.p.: [headline] ‘Dope’ Fiends. Police Officers Raid A Notorious Den. A Sallow-faced Pipe-hitter and a Nude Female Captured.|
|Popular Science Monthly 33 Sept. 663–67: Not only are there more Chinese ‘joints’ [...] than there were a year ago, but the number of individuals who ‘hit the pipe’ at home and in their offices is growing very fast.|
|Doctor and the Devil 36: Don’t you want to hit a pipe? [Ibid.] 40: I got to smoking opium. Then I got to be a ‘pipe-hitter’ as they call slaves of the opium drug.|
|Actors’ Boarding House (1906) 196: Now this guy’ll take a shot [...] or he’ll hit the stem.|
|Four Million (1915) 196: It’s Dopy Mike [...] He hits the pipe every night.‘The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock’ in|
|The Web in Ten ‘Lost’ Plays (1995) 55: Yuh’re half drunk now. And yuh been hittin’ the pipe too; I kin tell by the way your eyes look.|
|White Moll 175: Anyway, I’m no pipe-hitter.|
|New York Day by Day 15 July [synd. col.] If he is not seen for a few weeks, he is in Chinatown ‘hitting the pipe.’.|
|Eve. Herald (Dublin) 9 Dec. 4/6: ‘Hitting the pipe’ means that a person has taken to opium.|
|Cop Remembers 316: When we got to her she was hitting the pipe, which is police parlance for smoking opium.|
|Sun. World-Herald Mag. (Omaha, NE) 3 Apr. 2/1: Opium smokers are considered at a low level [...] but a guy who profits when he hits the pipe is the plumber [DA].|
|Mine Enemy Grows Older (1959) 45: He’s an old hophead [...] He used to hit the pipe.|
2. to smoke cannabis.
|Jungle Kids (1967) 99: I figured maybe he had hit the pipe after all.‘See Him Die’ in|
3. (also crack the pipe) to smoke crack cocaine.
|Iced 200: I hadn’t started crackin’ the pipe yet.|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 367: Gred is fucked up on that shit. He hittin’ that pipe almost every day.|
|(con. 1990s) in One of the Guys 51: ‘Comin’ home to seein’ my mom do whatever, hit the pipe’.|
|Mad mag. Nov. 59: My sister was hitting the pipe when she was pregnant.|
1. using opium on a regular basis.
|You Can’t Win (2000) 235: I saw an opium smoker doubled up with the cramps and pleading for hop, and learned he had been ‘on the pipe’ only three months.|
|Men of the Und. 324: Pipe, on the, Addicted to opium.|
2. using crack cocaine on a regular basis.
|Central Sl. 39: on the pipe To be hooked on cocaine.|
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 45: Everybody knew he was on the pipe. It was killing him.|
|Corner (1998) 26: Those on the pipe are so coke-crazed, so hungry for that ready rock that even hardcore dope fiends are apt to show disgust.|
|Pulp Ink [ebook] And that wind blows me to his drug buddies. If anyone knows where Zed’s gone [...] it’s his pals on the pipe.‘Zed’s Dead, Baby’ in|
to smoke opium.
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
In terms relating to the penis
(US) an act of sexual intercourse or fellatio.
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
|Fort Apache, The Bronx 35: Think of all the money you’ll save on pipejobs [...] You won’t have to be tossin’ those hookers at Hunts Point every night.|
a gay man .
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: pipe smoker 1. US n. Botter (qv). 2. A person who smokes a pipe.|
(US) to fellate; thus pipe-blower n., a homosexual.
|(ref. to 1894)Newspaper Days (2000) 590: They go down on you – blow the pipe – play the flute. Aren’t you on?|
|Transcript Foster Inquiry in Perverts by Official Order (1989) 27: He was seeking ‘a piece of tale’ [sic] provoked Brunelle’s suggestion that he get together with one of the ‘pipe blowers’.|
|Spankmag.com 22 Oct. [Internet] Clamping the pipe.‘Male & Female Masturbation Terms’ at|
(US) to release sexual tension, spec. to masturbate.
|BSNN.net [Internet] Now, as I was saying … if the Brothers hafta get horny and clean their pipes, tell’em its Okay to ‘beat the Bishop,’ hump a sheep, or get a blowjob from a nun. That don’t break no vow of celibacy.|
(US) to perform oral sex on a man.
|Prison Sl. 63: Clean the Pipe The act of oral sex.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 33: He’d probably throw her an extra grand or two she cleaned his pipes.|
|Decent Ride 48: Perr wee Jonty thinks ah’m cleanin offices. Cleanin out pipes mair like!|
to gain sexual release.
|Rabbit Factory (2007) 113: Sometimes a guy needs his pipes cleaned.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 40: Vento insisted on stopping to see one of his girlfriends to get his pipes cleaned.|
(US) to have sexual intercourse, whether vaginal or anal.
|in Erotic Muse (1992) 367–8: If I were a maiden fair, / Fairer than all the others, / I would marry a plumber / As quick as one of the others. / We’d fix a pipe here. / We’d fix a pipe there. / We’d fix a pipe together, / But wouldn’t we have a helluva time / Laying pipe together.|
|Tenants (1972) 74: She has a whole lot of nature going for her and I wouldn’t mind laying some pipe in her pants.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 152: Yes, I’m d’ plumber and I’m here today to lay some pipe!|
|Pimp’s Rap 198: His body was drenched with sweat. He was stroking with the craftsmanship of a professional cocksman. He was laying heavy pipe to a sister who had her legs spread wide eagle.|
|‘Like That’ [lyrics] Nigga knife, he ain’t layin no pipe.|
(US prison) living as a jail homosexual.
|Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] On Pipe: A homosexual or ‘punk’ as in ‘He’s on pipe.’.|
(UK Und.) to masturbate.
|‘Rolling Blossom’ in Festival of Anacreon in Wardroper Lovers, Rakers and Rogues (1995) 179: I left the youth to stretch his pipe: / I nabbed a bill for fifty.|
SE in slang uses
see lead-pipe cinch under lead n.
see separate entry.
(US) an arm.
|Valley of the Moon (1914) 286: I can see myself becomin’ a farmer an’ plowin’ with a pair of pipe-stems like these.|
to annoy, to infuriate, to provoke.
|Guardian Sport 31 July 16: Notice how Athers was able to get right up Donald’s pipe [...] outstaring him and generally provoking Mr 98 mph.|
(US prison) using the waterpipes to communicate between cells.
|Prison Sl. 56: On the Pipealso Talking on the Pipe In a cellhouse there is little opportunity for prisoners to conduct private conversations from one cell to another. ‘Talking on the pipe’ is a procedure inmates use enabling them to do this.|
1. to ruin someone’s plans.
|Man o’ War’s Man (1843) 308: Here was a choker [...] an absolute freezer of all kindly or loyal feeling! which [...] absolutely put my pipe out.|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn) 190: Pipe ‘to put one’s pipe out,’ to traverse his plans, ‘take a rise’ out of him.|
2. to shock, to disgust.
|Man o’ War’s Man (1843) 285: The too common [practice] of keel-hauling, it shocked the whole fleet, and completely put my pipe out.|
(US) of a man, to urinate.
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 242: I gotta run some water through my pipe.|
1. (US) to fail to act or achieve under pressure, esp. in sports; thus to be punished.
|Current Sl. (1967) I:4 5/2: Take pipe, v. To receive the just punishment for a misdeed.|
|CUSS 171: Pipe, take the Do poorly on an exam.et al.|
|Current Sl. IV:1.|
|It (1987) 148: Unless you’re willing to take the pipe or eat the gun or take a long walk off a short dock, you can’t say no to some things.|
2. see take the gas pipe under gas n.1
an excl. meaning deal with that, whether you like it or not; ad hoc vars. exist.
|Americans Abroad I i: ‘No tobacco allowed in England.’ There – (shuts book.) put that in your pipe and smoke it. There’s another slap at ’em!|
|Ingoldsby Legends (1840) 256: So put that in your pipe, my Lord Otto, and smoke it!‘Lay of St. Odile’ in|
|Diary of C. Jeames de la Pluche in Works III (1898) 410: Put that in your Ladyship’s pipe and smoke it.|
|Sam Slick’s Wise Saws II 166: These are nateral truths, Mr. Bluenose, put them into your pipe and smoke them.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 23 Sept. 3/1: Mr Wearin considerately recommended him to ‘put it in his own pipe and smoke it’.|
|It Is Never Too Late to Mend III 76: Put that in your pipe.|
|East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914) 71: That was one for you, Peter Sandaker, put that in your pipe and smoke it!|
|Sl. Dict. 255: Put that in your pipe and smoke it said of a blow or repartee, and equivalent to take that and think over it, or digest it, or let it be a warning to you.|
|Forty Liars (1888) 184: Now, put that in your pipe and smoke it.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 1 Aug. 20/1: Aisy to talk of yer civil-i-sayshun, sirs; / Aisy to talk of yer knowledge as ripe – / Ireland was Ireland, and we were a nayshun, sirs, / Hundreds of years before iver Creayshun, sirs, / Was thought of or dreamt of. Put that in your pipe!|
|Truth (Sydney) 23 Sept. 1/4: I’ve been to Henry Five, ole man [...] so put that in your pipe and smoak it.|
|Sarjint Larry an’ Frinds 132: Dere’s wan good thing [...] dat youse can roll up into yer cigarette and smoke it.|
|Marvel 27 Oct. 391: Locked out, that’s it! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!|
|Lonely Plough (1931) 82: They can just put this in their pipes and smoke it.|
|‘Squabbling Blues’ [lyrics] Just for that, just for that, just listen here what I’ve got to tell you; / Smoke this in your pipe!|
|Banjo 306: Put it in you’ flute and blow it.|
|Right Ho, Jeeves 33: So put that in your twelve-inch cigarette-holder and smoke it.|
|Gun for Sale (1973) 22: Write it down, write it down, old boy [...] and then smoke it.|
|Murder in the Mews (1954) 44: Now then, put that in your pipe and smoke it.|
|Kingsblood Royal (2001) 225: So you can just put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mister Educated Nigger.|
|Jimmy Brockett 81: Mr. Mucking Millionaire Noble could put that in his pipe and smoke it!|
|West Side Story I v: I like the island Manhattan – Smoke on your pipe and put that in!|
|We Think The World Of You (1971) 24: And put that in your pipe and smoke it, I thought as I set the receiver down.|
|Down All the Days 213: Bejasus, Genocky, the truth he has spoke it, so put that in your bloody pipe and smoke it.|
|Cunning Linguist (1973) 90: ‘Fair enough. But put this in your pipe and smoke it. I will make my intentions clear’.|
|Time Was (1981) Act I: Put that in your saucepan and simmer it!|
|Janey Mack, Me Shirt is Black 102: He had two famous brands of pipe tobacco, High Toast and Irish Blackguard [...] Put that in your pipe and smoke it.|
|Observer 16 Jan. 31: Put that in your spliff and smoke it.|
|When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2009) 198: OK Lumpy, you just lost yourself a tip. [...] It could have hapened here [...] so put that in your pipe and smoke it.|
see under strike me...! excl.
a euph. synon. of up your arse! excl.
|DSUE (8th edn) 1291: [...] since ca. 1930.|