Green’s Dictionary of Slang

toss v.

[SE toss, to throw]

1. [1920s] (US Und.) to desert a partner, sexual or professional.

2. [1920s; 2000s] (US black) to beat up; thus tossing n., a beating.

3. [1940s] to overcome.

4. [1950s] (Aus.) to criticize harshly, to assault verbally.

5. [1950s+] (US campus) to vomit.

6. [1950s+] to throw out.

7. [1950s+] (orig. US prison) to search an apartment, car or person, esp. for weapons etc.

8. [1980s] (US) to bribe.

9. [1980s] to take money from.

10. to stop someone in a car and subject them to a search.

11. [1990s+] (US) to expose someone as a homosexual against their will; thus tossing n.

12. of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

In phrases

toss a reverse lunch (v.) [the regurgitation of food]

[1970s+] (N.Z.) to vomit.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

toss... (v.)

see also under relevant n.

toss in one’s agate (v.) [SE agate, a type of marble]

[1900s] (Aus.) to die; lit. or fig.

toss in the alley (v.)

[1960s] (Aus.) to die.

toss in the jock (v.)

[1950s+] (US) to give up, to quit.

toss (it) in (v.)

[1940s–60s] (Aus./N.Z./US) to give up, to finish.

toss it to (v.)

[1960s+] (US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

toss it up airy (v.)

[1920s] to put on airs.

toss one’s lollies (v.) (also chuck…, lose…) [N.Z. lolly, any form of sweet]

[1980s+] (N.Z.) to vomit.

toss (someone) around (v.)

[1910s–30s] (US) to deceive, to cheat, to mistreat.

toss (someone) out (v.)

to eject.