Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stroke v.1

[20C+ use is mainly US black]

1. [mid-17C+] to have sexual intercourse; thus stroking n., sexual intercourse; strokability n., sexual potential.

2. [1960s+] to masturbate; also used in a number of combs., e.g. stroke one’s beef, …one’s ego, ...one’s poker, ...one’s steven, ...the bloke, ... the dog, ...the goat, ...the trumpet.

In compounds

stroke book (n.) (also stroke mag, ...magazine, ...rag)

[1960s+] a pornographic book or magazine.

stroke house (n.)

[1970s] a cinema showing pornographic films.

stroke job (n.)

[2000s+] (US) reassurance, albeit insincere.

stroke picture (n.)

[1970s+] a pornographic film.

In phrases

stroke one’s lizard (v.)

see under lizard n.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

stroked out (adj.) [fig. use of sense 2 above]

[1960s] exhausted.

stroke out (v.) [i.e. to suffer a stroke]

1. [1970s+] to die.

2. to collapse.