Green’s Dictionary of Slang

sugar n.3

[double entendre, e.g. Bessie Smith, ‘Want Some Sugar in My Bowl’]

(US black) semen.

implied in sugar basin
[US]Rosa Henderson ‘What’s the Matter Now?’ [lyrics] I ain’t had no sugar in a long, long time, / Tell me what’s the matter now.
[US]Leola B. Pettigrew ‘You Need a Woman Like Me’ [lyrics] Now, if your gal refuse you, / Start buzzin’ like a honey bee! / Don’t worry about your sugar, / I’d gladly let you sting me!
[US]Louis Jordan ‘Ration Blues’ [lyrics] Baby baby baby, what’s wrong with Uncle Sam? / He’s cut down on my sugar, now he’s messin’ with my ham / I got the ration blues, blue as I can be.
[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) I 442: Cream in the coffee an’ sugar in the tea, / Gals won’t let my pecker be.
[US]Champion Jack Dupree & Mickey Baker ‘I’m Tired of Moanin’’ [lyrics] I don’t want you to put no sugar in my morning tea / Stick your finger in the cup, baby, and you know that’s sweet enough for me.
[US]T.R. Houser Central Sl.

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