1. an old woman, without any remaining sexual appeal; often as old boiler.
|Crust on its Uppers 19: Daisy was a right old boiler.|
|He who Shoots Last 91: I’ll settle fer one [a film] with a bita Lord Rex in it — dose Hollywood dolls is real table boids, not like de old boilers I gotta settle for.|
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 118: Don’t tell me I’m related to that old boiler as well.|
|Up the Cross 79: Rusty the Kid was a better mark for pests than boiler class charlies like herself.(con. 1959)|
|London Fields 38: ‘Just a woman I used to work for.’ ‘Young?’ ‘No no.’ [...] ‘Shows respect. Even if it’s just some old boiler.’.|
|Filth 237: Watching an old boiler you’ve just fucked struggling into her clothes without dignity.|
2. a woman, usu. an unattractive one.
|Alfie I iii: I’ve had me share of ugly birds — yeh, [...] Right old boilers you might say.|
|Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxvii 7/1: You go to a party where there are many dolls to spare. Do you [...] end up with a boiler?|
|Signs of Crime 174: Boiler A mature woman, especially one who dresses or acts in a fashion younger than her years. Can be a term of abuse towards such a woman.|
|🎵 For so many years, I’ve been left on the shelf. / An old boiler.‘The Boiler’|
|Filth 144: We take some seats [...] next to these two boilers.|
|Guardian Guide 12–18 Feb. 24: I sometimes forget which kind of female pop acts I hate more, desperate rock boilers [...] or professionally knock-kneed pseudo-intellectual singer-songwriter bims.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 87: Ah suddenly think aboot Begbie and that mad wee Pilton biler.|