Green’s Dictionary of Slang

broiler n.

[pun on SE broiler (chicken)]

1. any woman.

[US]B. Fisher A. Mutt in Blackbeard Compilation (1977) 132: Poor mother-in-law! She was such a gay old broiler.
[US]T.A. Dorgan 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.

[US]Ade Forty Modern Fables 288: The Market Man would have called her a good sizable Broiler.
[US]S. Ford Shorty McCabe 46: This fairy might have seen seventeen summers [...] but she was no antique. [...] She was a regular Casino broiler.
[US]‘O. Henry’ ‘The Rathskeller and the Rose’ in 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’.
[US]Ade Knocking the Neighbors 172: He started flitting from Bud to Debutante to Ingénue to Fawn to Broiler to Kiddykadee back in 1880.
[US]Wood & Goddard Dict. Amer. Sl. 11: chicken. A broiler, flapper, young girl.
[US](con. 1913) Green & Laurie 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.

[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 34: broiler/broiler fowl A scrawny and usually older woman.