Green’s Dictionary of Slang

spit n.3

[? spit and a drag n.]

a cigarette; a puff of a cigarette.

[Aus]K. Tennant Joyful Condemned 213: All the other screws are having a smoke and a spit in the staff room.
[Ire](con. 1940s) B. Behan Borstal Boy 157: Some of them had bits of cigarettes, and asked us if we would like a ‘spit’.

SE in slang uses

In derivatives

spitless (adj.)

see separate entry.

In compounds


see separate entries.

spit-cat (n.) (also spit-kitten) [cf. SE spitfire]

a termagant, one who has a very short temper.

A. Ollivant Owd Bob 51: Eh, but art’ a tearin’ spit-cat surely!
[UK]Kipling ‘As Easy as A.B.C.’ in Diversity of Creatures (1917) 11: There’s a nice little spit-kitten for you!
spitfire (n.)

1. the vagina.

[UK]Mercurius Fumigosus 11 9 Aug. 102: They being allarum’d by the Shepherd, were forced to thrust their spit-fire into a hedge.
[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 179: Mallier, m. The female pudendum; ‘the spit-fire’.

2. a prostitute.

[US]S. King Cujo (1982) 100: You suppose you can screw like one of those spitfires? Like one of those little Mexican spitfires?
spit-fuck (n.) [fuck n. (1a); thus the saying ‘If spit doesn’t work, it isn’t love’]

(gay) anal intercourse or penetration of the anus by the fingers or fist where the only lubricant is spit.

[US]M. Tremaine ‘Roommate’ 🌐 He wasn’t using anything for lubrication but spit, but I figured if he could take a spit fuck, so could I...even if his meat was a hell of a lot bigger than mine, and mine was a virgin hole.
Sex-Lexis 🌐 spit-fuck Penetration of the anus with a penis, finger, or fist lubricated, presumably, with spit (but could be any other lubricant).
spit meth (n.)

regurgitated methadone.

[UK]T. Hill Underground 144: Spit meth? Some of the people on methadone want the stronger stuff and some of the people get a taste for methadone, so the people with methadone puke it back up and sell it. That’s spit meth.

In phrases

beat the spit out of (v.)

to beat severely.

[US]G. Hayward Corruption Officer [ebook] Ch. 8: I just could not grasp [...] that they would have me talk to the inmate instead of handcuffing him to a pole and beating the spit out of him.
exchange spit (v.) (US)

to kiss.

G. Schulz ‘Giving’ at 17 Oct. 🌐 There are a lot of things I considered a matter of course only two days ago. Like that you don’t exchange spit with a ‘friend’ when you’re dating someone.
Eight Hand Reviews ‘Sensuous Torture’ Adult DVD Reviews 🌐 Caressa opts to make nice and exchange spit with Jill instead.
share spit (v.)

(US) to exchange information.

[US](con. 1962) J. Ellroy Enchanters 71: He’s now Fox secutity boss. He shares spit with [union boss] Jimmy H[offa] [...] and kindred craft-union creeps.