Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stroke v.1

[20C+ use is mainly US black]

1. to have sexual intercourse; thus stroking n., sexual intercourse; strokability n., sexual potential.

[UK]T. Killigrew Parson’s Wedding (1664) II vii: An Edward or a Harry, [...] that Haught among the men and stroakt the women, are the Monarchs they wish to bow to.
[UK] ‘The Dog and Duck Rig’ in Holloway & Black I (1975) 79: Sherries home with a flat to be stroaking.
Harris’s List of Covent-garden Ladies 13: And, let times be ever so provoking, / I’ll die a Martyr to almighty str—k—ng.
[UK]J. Winston Drury Lane Jrnl 17 Jan. 4: Kean requested that the rehearsal might not be till twelve as he should get drunk [...] he had frequently three women to ‘stroke’ during performances and that two waited while the other was served.
[UK]‘Stroking a Mare’ in Fanny Hill’s Bang-Up Reciter in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) III 312: And as you’ve spoke so very kind & fair, / I’ll thank you, sir, to stroke my lazy mare.
[UK]Flash Mirror 12: Poll Strokem, an old blowen, well known about the streets of London.
[UK]‘Walter’ My Secret Life (1966) II 246: There was not an officer in my regiment who did not stroke her.
[US]‘J.M. Hall’ Anecdota Americana I 71: He saw her, or more properly her legs, high in the air, under the vigorous stroking of her lover.
[US] in P.R. Runkel Law Unto Themselves 191: No one else ever sees me the way I get when I’m strokin’ her.
[US]E. Folb Runnin’ Down Some Lines 256: stroke Engage in sexual intercourse.
[US]M. Myers et al. Wayne’s World [film script] She’s tested very high on the strokability scale.
[US]‘The Master Pimp’ Pimp’s Rap 198: His body was drenched with sweat. He was stroking with the craftsmanship of a professional cocksman.
[UK]A. Wheatle Crongton Knights 19: ‘I bet you haven’t even stroked her yet’.

2. 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.

[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 356: So stroke! stroke! you master-Betas! / Raise your foaming cocks on high.
[US]T. Southern Blue Movie (1974) 204: If you guys hadn’t been here I think I’d have stroked on that one. Like I had my handkerchief all ready and everything.
[US]Frank Zappa ‘Don’t Eat the yellow Snow’ [live perf. lyrics] I have seen him stroke his weenie.
[US] P. Munro Sl. U.
[US]M. Leyner Et Tu, Babe (1993) 45: I ejaculate and then I just keep stroking until I get an erection and then I stroke until I ejaculate and then I start all over again.
B. Healey ‘U4ME’ [poem] on Originality [Internet] Giving the tadpoles a swimming lesson, coming into your own / One-eyed target practice, polishing the bone / Doing a George Michael, stroking your poker / Makin a living as a chicken choker.
[US]Eight Hand Reviews ‘Devinn Lane’s Succulent Blossom’ Adult Novelty Reviews [Internet] Sorry Devinn, although you are one very sexy bitty, I’d rather stroke myself with nothing but a hand full of spit watching you get back door’d than with this ‘Succulent Blossom’.

In compounds

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

a pornographic book or magazine.

[US]L. Bruce in Essential Lenny Bruce (1967) 237: Swank and Gent and Pageant [...] and millions of other stroke books.
[US]A. Goldman Lenny Bruce 13: A whole layer of bright girlie magazines. ‘Stroke books,’ he calls them.
[US]H. Selby Jr Requiem for a Dream (1987) 119: Drinking egg creams and reading stroke magazines.
[US]R. Price Breaks 61: Do you guys remember the first time you scoped out a stroke book?
[US]S. Morgan Homeboy 38: A white heiress [...] who was drummed out of the Junior League for posing naked in a national stroke rag.
[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: stroke mag n. Top shelf literature; art pamphlet; gentleman’s interest magazine.
[US]G. Pelecanos Right As Rain 44: Ray could sit on the crapper and look at his stroke books.
[US]G. Pelecanos Way Home (2009) 214: ‘My wife found some marijuana in his bedroom’ [...] ‘No stroke mags?’.
stroke job (n.)

(US) reassurance, albeit insincere.

[US]C. Stella Jimmy Bench-Press 20: Don’t spook him [...] Give him a stroke job. The key to a kid like Larry is helping him believe the lie he’s living.
[US]C. Stella Rough Riders 51: I’m not giving Diane Senta a stroke job.
stroke picture (n.)

a pornographic film.

[US]G. Pelecanos (con. 1972) What It Was 79: They [...] came upon a theater, the Playhouse, showing a stroke picture.

In phrases

stroke one’s lizard (v.)

see under lizard n.

SE in slang uses

In phrases