Green’s Dictionary of Slang

kick out v.1

1. to eject, to force to leave.

[UK]Rochester ‘A Ramble in St. James’s Park’ in Works (1999) 80: Loath’d and depriv’d, kick’d out of Town, / Into some dirty Hole alone, / To chew the Cud of Misery.
[US]Irving & Paulding Salmagundi (1860) 284: A few noisy patriots, on the other side, who have been kicked out.
[UK]Marryat Peter Simple (1911) 190: I think that her kicking us out of her house is a proof of her sincerity.
[UK]Punch 24 July I 15: Kick that beggar out!
[US]‘Ned Buntline’ G’hals of N.Y. 41: I only wonder if it’ll be ole One Eye that they kick out, when they perpose me?
[US]C.H. Smith Bill Arp 159: Well, the South went out mighty unwillingly [...] She had been mighty nigh kicked out for a long time, and there was a big party that wanted us to go out and stay out.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) II 271: She was to tell to Robert, that unless he held his tongue he would be kicked out without a character.
[UK]Sporting Times 18 Jan. 1: We don’t feel at all certain that it wouldn’t have been better to create a salutary funk by kicking the Portuguese neck and crop out of their Colonial possessions.
[UK]A. Binstead Pitcher in Paradise 194: Conduct this squalid blackmailer to the gates an’ kick him out.
[UK]‘Sax Rohmer’ Dope 272: ‘You’re practically kicking me out, sir,’ he said. ‘I don’t know what I’ve done.’.
[US]W. Edge Main Stem 116: That experience of his in the district attorney’s office. He said he couldn’t stand it. Bull. Bet they couldn’t stand him. Bet they kicked him out.
[Aus]X. Herbert Capricornia (1939) 67: Shut up or I’ll kick you out!
[US](con. 1944) N. Mailer Naked and Dead 15: Maybe I won’t give her some lumps before I kick her out.
[US]‘Hal Ellson’ Tomboy (1952) 53: If you want, you can beat it. If you don’t, you don’t get another chance till [...] you’re one of us or we kick you out.
[US]H. Selby Jr Last Exit to Brooklyn 108: Even these joints with their hustlers, pushers, pimps, queens and wouldbe thugs kicked her out.
[UK]J. Rosenthal Spend, Spend, Spend [TV script] Scene 92: I got kicked out ... thanks to the English Sunday papers. Deported.
[UK]T. Wilkinson Down and Out 150: ‘He’s kicked me out,’ she said. ‘I’m staying with George now.’.
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 127: Left his tart after a bit or got kicked out, depending who you listen to.
[US]A.N. LeBlanc Random Family 52: Periodically, George beat Jessica and kicked her out.
[US]J. Ellroy Widespread Panic 15: ‘He’s been living at the Y since I kicked him out’.

2. to die [late 20C+ use only W.I.].

[Aus]H. Nisbet ‘Bail Up!’ 112: I’m not so badly off, even if he does kick out to-night.
[UK]J. Ware Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era.
[US](con. 1918–19) S.V. Benét Beginning of Wisdom 290: All the papes said he kicked out with the heart-disease.
[Ire]Joyce Ulysses 119: Old Chatterton, the vice-chancellor is his granduncle or his greatgranduncle. Close on ninety they say. [...] Daresay he writes him an odd shaky cheque or two on gale days. Windfall when he kicks out. Alleluia.
[US]A.J. Barr Let Tomorrow Come 88: You don’t like to see an old skate like that kick out.
[US]W.D. Myers Scorpions 163: ‘They ain’t gonna mess with you if they know you ain’t scared to use the piece [...] Ain’t nobody in no big hurry to kick out’.

3. to run away.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 642: C.20.
[UK] in R. Graef Living Dangerously 167: If you kick out (move away from the gang) [...] it’s hard.

4. (US Und.) to appear suddenly.

[US]Wash. Post 21 Jan. 2/7: Kicks out – Appears suddenly, as if from hiding.

5. to get out of bed.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (1984) 642: from ca. 1910.

6. see kick v.4

In phrases

I wouldn’t kick her out of bed (also I wouldn’t kick her under the bed)

referring to an attractive woman; a comment usu. made by one of a group of young men observing a passing woman.

[US]W.R. Burnett Dark Hazard (1934) 75: Johnny spat out into the street and observed, quietly: ‘I wouldn’t kick her out of bed.’.
[UK]T. Taylor Baron’s Court All Change (2011) 78: She’s very attractive [and] I wouldn’t kick her under the bed.
[US]Maledicta IX 195: This article and series devoted to sexual slang would be incomplete without some notice of catch phrases, both British and American: […] I wouldn’t kick her out of bed.
[Scot]I. Welsh Trainspotting 302: I wouldn’t kick that out of bed.

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