1. to have sexual intercourse; thus stroking n., sexual intercourse; strokability n., sexual potential.
|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.|
|‘The Dog and Duck Rig’ inI (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.|
|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.|
|‘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.|
|Flash Mirror 12: Poll Strokem, an old blowen, well known about the streets of London.|
|My Secret Life (1966) II 246: There was not an officer in my regiment who did not stroke her.|
|Anecdota Americana I 71: He saw her, or more properly her legs, high in the air, under the vigorous stroking of her lover.|
|in Law Unto Themselves 191: No one else ever sees me the way I get when I’m strokin’ her.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 256: stroke Engage in sexual intercourse.|
|Wayne’s World [film script] She’s tested very high on the strokability scale.et al.|
|Pimp’s Rap 198: His body was drenched with sweat. He was stroking with the craftsmanship of a professional cocksman.|
|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.
|in Erotic Muse (1992) 356: So stroke! stroke! you master-Betas! / Raise your foaming cocks on high.|
|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.|
|‘Don’t Eat the yellow Snow’ [live perf. lyrics] I have seen him stroke his weenie.|
|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.|
|‘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.|
|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’.‘Devinn Lane’s Succulent Blossom’|
a pornographic book or magazine.
|Essential Lenny Bruce (1967) 237: Swank and Gent and Pageant [...] and millions of other stroke books.in|
|Lenny Bruce 13: A whole layer of bright girlie magazines. ‘Stroke books,’ he calls them.|
|Requiem for a Dream (1987) 119: Drinking egg creams and reading stroke magazines.|
|Breaks 61: Do you guys remember the first time you scoped out a stroke book?|
|Homeboy 38: A white heiress [...] who was drummed out of the Junior League for posing naked in a national stroke rag.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: stroke mag n. Top shelf literature; art pamphlet; gentleman’s interest magazine.|
|Right As Rain 44: Ray could sit on the crapper and look at his stroke books.|
|Way Home (2009) 214: ‘My wife found some marijuana in his bedroom’ [...] ‘No stroke mags?’.|
a cinema showing pornographic films.
|Atlantic Monthly July 52: He would camp in the 42nd Street stroke houses.|
(US) reassurance, albeit insincere.
|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.|
|Rough Riders 51: I’m not giving Diane Senta a stroke job.|
a pornographic film.
|What It Was 79: They [...] came upon a theater, the Playhouse, showing a stroke picture.(con. 1972)|
see under lizard n.
see under beaver n.1
SE in slang uses
|Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1966) 40: Stroked out, catatonic, in front of the television set.|
|Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 339: And all veer stroked out waiting for the pounce.|
1. to die.
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 192: So the ship sunk. Everybody started strokin’ out. Shine O Shine, he strokin’ on.|
|Bonfire of the Vanities 380: The fucking kid’s gonna stroke out for sure!|
2. to collapse.
|Pain Killers 25: ‘You still get...not calm?’ ‘I’ve stroked out twice.’.|