1. any woman.
|A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 132: Poor mother-in-law! She was such a gay old broiler.|
|Indoor Sports 11 June [synd. cartoon] There’s gonna be an awful smear if that broiler drops. Hold her, men, hold her.|
2. (US) a small chorus-girl.
|Forty Modern Fables 288: The Market Man would have called her a good sizable Broiler.|
|Shorty McCabe 46: This fairy might have seen seventeen summers [...] but she was no antique. [...] She was a regular Casino broiler.|
|Voice of the City (1915) 179: She had ascended by the legitimate and delectable steps of ‘broiler,’ member of the famous ‘Dickey-bird’ octette, [...] to the part of the maid ‘Toinette’.‘The Rathskeller and the Rose’ in|
|Knocking the Neighbors 172: He started flitting from Bud to Debutante to Ingénue to Fawn to Broiler to Kiddykadee back in 1880.|
|Dict. Amer. Sl. 11: chicken. A broiler, flapper, young girl.|
|(con. 1913) Show Biz from Vaude to Video 34: When Gertrude Hoffman’s new shop opened [...] her ad as replete with the new slang of the day, referring to the girls in the show as ‘chickens,’ ‘squabs’ and ‘broilers’.|
3. (N.Z., also broiler fowl) an unattractive, usu. older, woman.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 34: broiler/broiler fowl A scrawny and usually older woman.|