1. in monetary senses.
(a) (US) a dollar; money.
|N.Y. Herald 11 Mar. 4/4: When we saw [the plaintiff’s] want of seed tortured into a proof of cold-blooded conspiracy, we really realized the sententious force of the couplet ‘O, the curse of being in debt, / Without the means of paying it’.|
|pastiche of Mutt & Jeff 6 Sept. [synd. strip] If you keep the flies off my bean to-day I’ll give you two whole seeds.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 36: I had only six seeds to my name.letter 8 Aug. in Baker|
|L.A. Times 4 May Section II 4: Herewith another installment of snappy younger generation slang just broadcast from eastern points, where it has its origin: [...] Boffos: Dollars, likewise known as rocks, seeds, berries, chips or jack.|
|Milk and Honey Route (1930) 182: Burns asked why he couldn’t wait a while, / And rake in a few more ‘seeds’.‘The Ice Fields of Gray Goose Lake’ Nature: Human and Real in Stiff|
|(con. 1900s–10s) 42nd Parallel in USA (1966) 329: If he could get a girl for less than five seeds he’d take one on.|
|Hard-Boiled Detective (1977) 324: Two hundred seeds a day now, seven days a week. It is a marvelous job.‘Its so Peaceful in the Country’ in Ruhm|
(b) a poker chip.
|DN II:i 58: seed, n. A poker chip.‘College Words and Phrases’|
2. (US campus) a person, esp. when unpopular or notably rowdy.
|Yale Tomahawk Nov. in (1856) 407: But we are ‘seeds,’ whose rowdy deeds / Make up the drunken tale.|
|College Words (rev. edn) 407: seed [...] this word is used to designate what is understood by the common cant terms ‘a youth’; ‘case’; ‘bird’; ‘b’hoy’; ‘one of ’em’.|
|Four Years at Yale 47: Seed, is used with about the same meaning [as scrub n.1 (1)], though more nearly equivalent to pill.|
|‘College Words and Phrases’ in DN II:i 58: seed, n. 1. A fellow of small ability or promise. 2. A student from the country. 3. A girl one does not wish to take into society.|
|‘The Open Bk’ in Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 115: Of all nature’s blunders, he’s one of the wonders—The sorriest seed ever sown.|
|(con. 1940s) Sowers of the Wind 150: He’s a bit of a seed.|
|Hy Lit’s Unbelievable Dict. of Hip Words 34: seed – Square, jive farmer, a country hick.|
|‘The Open Bk’ in Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 112: An ornery critter and a famous bullshitter, / about the sorriest seed ever sown.|
3. in drug uses.
4. (US black) a child.
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] I got a seed on the way, and Ima be there for him no matter what!|
(a) marijuana; usu. in pl.
|Drug Beat [Spears].|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
|ONDCP Street Terms 19: Seeds — Marijuana.|
(b) the butt end of a marijuana cigarette.
|Drugs from A to Z (1970) 226: seed The butt of a marijuana cigarette.|
5. (US black) a child, children [SE seed of one’s loins].
|Black Jargon in White America 78: seed n. [...] 2. offspring; son or daughter.|
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) 🌐 Seed (noun) A child, offspring.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 154: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Boo. Babymuva. Wifey. Seeds.|
SE in slang uses
(UK black) the testicles.
|(con. 1979–80) Brixton Rock (2004) 158: My bone has shrunk underneath my seedbags.|
|(con. 1981) East of Acre Lane 284: Your fader will chop off my seedbag.|
|Crongton Knights 236: I felt another kick [...] All I could do was cover my seed-bags.|
(N.Z.) a compulsive male masturbator.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
see corn n.1 (1)