1. a sexual athlete; a womanizer.
|De Vera Obedientia To Reader Bj: [They] thinke it more mete for wanton wagtaile weston to be turned out for a stalaunt, [...] than to vse ani kinde of communication among worthi ladies.|
|All Fooles III i: For thy brisk attire and lips perfum’d, Thou playest the stallion ever where thou com’st.|
|Scornful Lady III ii: You old he-goat, you dried ape, you lame stallion, Must you be leaping in my house? your whores, Like fairies dance their night-rounds, without fear.|
|Holland’s Leaguer I iv: Their [women’s] unjust desires would ask the labours of some ten stallions.|
|Eng. Moor III i: That I may [...] Triumph / Over the lustful stallions of our time: / Bed-bounders, and leap-Ladies.|
|Musarum Deliciae (1817) 49: Counting the English man but as a Stallion, / Leaving the Goat unto the Italian.‘The Louse’s Peregrination’|
|Wandring Whore V 5: We have a thousand Presidents of women running from their husbands, and chusing other Stallions for their Guardians.|
|‘Colin’ in Court Satires of the Restoration (1976) 25: She knew his ways and could comply / With all decays of lechery; Had often licked his amorous sceptre / Until the jaded stallion leapt her.|
|‘Ballad’ in Court Satires of the Restoration (1976) 106: The nimble Houghton and Jack Howe / Could not make her one stallion, / Nor Mulgrave nor Dumbarton though / Each helped by his battalion.|
|London Spy II 47: Which occasion’d us to think of Bed, tho’ with as much indifferency as a worn-out Stallion does of a pretty Punk.|
|Answer to the Fifteen Comforts of Whoring 3: Then how he’d call me arrant Bitch and Whore, / And Swear some Stallion had been there before.|
|‘John Sheppard’s Last Epistle’ in Dly Jrnl (London) 16 Nov. 1: To the Hundreds of Drury I write, / And to all my Filching Companions / The Buttocks who pad it all night, / The Wh-res, the Thieves, and the Stallions.|
|Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1985) 25: Her sturdy stallion had now unbutton’d.|
|Meretriciad 11: Or to their arms secrete — the dearest Man / A vig’rous Stallion.|
|Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 216: As to that copper-nosed rabscallion, / Venus’s bully-back and stallion.|
|Nunnery Amusements 3: At length the lusty Stallion firmly swore, / That he’d confess her Ladyship no more.|
|Song No. 25 Papers of Francis Place (1819) n.p.: To pimps whores bawds and their stallions.|
|Death Is Confidential n.p.: She’s been tied in knots with so many stallions, no detective on earth could pick the right goon out of that mob in the restaurant.|
|Gaily, Gaily 93: The jam of bosom-bouncing mares and feet-twirling stallions had thinned out.|
|Blood Brothers 11: I tell everybody what a goddamn stallion my brother is.|
|Countryman Karl Black 85: Legs wide apart. [...] Oooh! A black stallion, a white mare.|
|Times 19 July 2/1: We talk of young men with a high sex drive as stallions.|
2. a courtesan, a kept woman [? Fr. estalon, a decoy, an enticement, or stale, the lowest class of prostitute].
|letter 17 July in Furnivall (1871) 24: Then folloed the worshipfull Bride [...] But a stale stallion and wel spred, [...] God wot, and an il smelling, waz she.|
|(trans.) Herodotus ii 102 b: Willing her [...] to abandon chastity for the time, making hirselfe a common stalant for all that would come [OED].|
|Hamlet II ii: I [...] must like a whore vnpacke my hart with words, And fall a cursing like a very drabbe; a stallyon.|
|Long Meg of Westminster 9: Marry Master Vicar, quoth Meg, just five shillings and three pence. Five shillings and three pence, quoth he; why I tell thee foule Stallion, I owe but three shillings and a penny.|
|Lady Alimony IV iii: Little good does that stud without a Stallion [...] Meanly manned, worse appointed, / Who would do if he knew how, / But, alas! he would, but cannot.|
|Virgil Travestie (1765) Bk I 32: And if thou stay’st that Rogue Pygmalion Intends to use thee like a stallion.|
|Century Serm. (1675) 600: Doth the Adulterer look for impunity that he walks to his stallion by twilight?|
|Works (1718) I 167: Of numerous stallions let her not despair.‘Rochester’s Farewell’|
|Union Dues (1978) 183: ‘My redhead,’ he’d say. ‘My big stallion.’ [...] ‘You look at any dude out here got a real strong game together like I do, it’s cause they got theyself a strong lady like this one. Got theyself a woman knows what she is about.’.|
3. a heterosexual male prostitute or kept man.
|Duke of Milan IV ii: He [...] that at euerie stage keeps liuerie Mistresses, The stallion of the State!|
|Virtuoso Act IV: What are you, her Stallion, and her Bravo too?|
|Narrative Popish Plot 99: Her Mistress had got an ill Repute, by keeping Willoughby for her Stallion.|
|Lives of the Gamesters 193: He made his Address to a Marchioness in Naples, who being of an inordinate Desire in lustful Pleasures [...] kept him as her Stallion.|
|Monitor I No.15 129: It was a complaint in our wars with Holland, that our losses were owing to the stallions and bastards of lewd women, who had interest at cour; and to other mean and dissolute persons .|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Stallion, a man kept by an old lady for secret services.|
|Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Gayle 96/1: stallion n. heterosexual male prostitute who services females only (cf. jazz hound, lounge lizard) [Johannesburg, 1930s].|
4. (UK Und.) a pimp.
|Dict. Canting Crew.|
5. the penis.
|Essay on Woman 17: When the proud Stallion knows whence every Vein / Now throbs with Lust, and now is shrunk again.|
|Venus in India in Victorian Erotic Tales (1995) 106: With a whisk of the hand she had my shit out, and with it my burning, maddened stallion.|
|(con. 1900s) Shootist 175: Where’s my gun? Will it still shoot, you old stallion?|
|Lex. Black Eng. 33: Other Black terms for the penis include arm [...] swipe, private, Jones, pecker, stallion, Mister Tom and Johnson.|
6. (US black) a tall, good-looking woman, poss. highly sexed.
|‘Mexicana Rose’ in Life (1976) 39: I’ve had queens, stallions, all kinds of a whore.et al.|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 62: When a woman is stacked up [...] then the guys call them stallions, especially if they’re tall.|
|Third Ear n.p.: stallion n. 1. a tall girl. 2. a nice looking girl.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 143: Expressions like [...] stallion [...] see a woman’s desirability linked to her sexual appetites as well as her sheer physical attraction.|
|Pimp’s Rap 63: The guerilla cop and his light-skin stallion made an exit after the freak show.|
|[||Dayton Dly News (OH) 25 Apr. 14/2: A drug addict named ‘Louis’ [...] spent time with a prostitute named ‘Stallion’].|
|What It Was 8: Jones thought of her as a stallion, if a stallion could be female.|
7. attrib. use of sense 6.
|No Beast So Fierce 48: I know you dig them stallion blondes.|
|Chili 41: Rose, [...] with her big ol’ fine stallion ass.|
8. (US black/Und.) a female prostitute.
|Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) 254: ‘Look at the hustlers sparkle!’ [...] The hustlers, the stallions, began to converge on them in a line of inspection.|
|Black Players 41: male-female encounters In addition to hos, ladies, and bitches, women are also called working broads, professional women, hookers, stallions (if tall), and foxes.|
|Maledicta IX 150: The original argot of prostitution includes some words and phrases which have gained wider currency and some which have not […] stable (group of stallions or working girls).|
|‘Let Me See It’ [lyrics] Got a young brown stallion / And she 20 years old.|
(US gay) a ‘masculine’ lesbian with a large clitoris.
|Queens’ Vernacular 71: aggressive lesbian who possesses a clitoris the size of a small, relaxed penis. [...] stallion- [stud-] broad.|