1. (US black) sexual desire, lust.
|Juba to Jive.|
2. the Nazis.
|William The Detective 121: I’m jolly well not going to be called Her Hitler [...] Now I’m Him Hitler an’ we four are the nasties .|
|Wartime Stories (1999) 63: Daddy says that if the Americans came over and fought, we’d have the Nasties beaten before the end of the year.‘Battle of the Greeks’|
|(con. 1941) Silvertown 118: The Nasties ain’t gonna come back today, the bastards.|
3. (US) any unpleasant, disgusting or scary thing (cf. nasty n. (1)).
|Bug Jack Barron 19: Purposefully building himself up into the galloping nasties.|
|(con. 1963) Lords of Discipline 131: I felt silly in the new summer uniform the upperclassmen had called the ‘gray nasties.’ The uniform exuded a nauseating odor.|
|Beano Comic Library No. 176 48: But what about the dangers? The frights? The nasties?|