Green’s Dictionary of Slang

stallion n.

1. a sexual athlete; a womanizer.

[UK]S. Gardiner 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.
[UK]Chapman All Fooles III i: For thy brisk attire and lips perfum’d, Thou playest the stallion ever where thou com’st.
[UK]Beaumont & Fletcher 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.
[UK]S. Marmion Holland’s Leaguer I iv: Their [women’s] unjust desires would ask the labours of some ten stallions.
[UK]R. Brome Eng. Moor III i: That I may [...] Triumph / Over the lustful stallions of our time: / Bed-bounders, and leap-Ladies.
[UK]Mennis & Smith ‘The Louse’s Peregrination’ Musarum Deliciae (1817) 49: Counting the English man but as a Stallion, / Leaving the Goat unto the Italian.
[UK]Wandring Whore V 5: We have a thousand Presidents of women running from their husbands, and chusing other Stallions for their Guardians.
[UK] ‘Colin’ in Wilson 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.
[UK] ‘Ballad’ in Wilson 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.
[UK]N. Ward 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.
[UK]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.
[UK]Cleland Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1985) 25: Her sturdy stallion had now unbutton’d.
[UK]E. Thompson Meretriciad 11: Or to their arms secrete — the dearest Man / A vig’rous Stallion.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 216: As to that copper-nosed rabscallion, / Venus’s bully-back and stallion.
[UK]Nunnery Amusements 3: At length the lusty Stallion firmly swore, / That he’d confess her Ladyship no more.
[UK] Song No. 25 Papers of Francis Place (1819) n.p.: To pimps whores bawds and their stallions.
L. Lariar 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.
[US]B. Hecht Gaily, Gaily 93: The jam of bosom-bouncing mares and feet-twirling stallions had thinned out.
[US]R. Price Blood Brothers 11: I tell everybody what a goddamn stallion my brother is.
[UK]N. Farki Countryman Karl Black 85: Legs wide apart. [...] Oooh! A black stallion, a white mare.
[UK]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].

[UK]Laneham 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.
[UK]B.R. (trans.) Herodotus ii 102 b: Willing her [...] to abandon chastity for the time, making hirselfe a common stalant for all that would come [OED].
[UK]Shakespeare Hamlet II ii: I [...] must like a whore vnpacke my hart with words, And fall a cursing like a very drabbe; a stallyon.
[UK]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.
[UK]Greene & Lodge 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.
[UK]C. Cotton Virgil Travestie (1765) Bk I 32: And if thou stay’st that Rogue Pygmalion Intends to use thee like a stallion.
J. Hacket Century Serm. (1675) 600: Doth the Adulterer look for impunity that he walks to his stallion by twilight?
[UK]Rochester ‘Rochester’s Farewell’ Works (1718) I 167: Of numerous stallions let her not despair.
[US]J. Sayles 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.

[UK]Massinger Duke of Milan IV ii: He [...] that at euerie stage keeps liuerie Mistresses, The stallion of the State!
[UK]T. Shadwell Virtuoso Act IV: What are you, her Stallion, and her Bravo too?
R. Mansell Narrative Popish Plot 99: Her Mistress had got an ill Repute, by keeping Willoughby for her Stallion.
[UK]T. Lucas 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.
[UK]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 .
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Stallion, a man kept by an old lady for secret services.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[SA]K. Cage Gayle 96/1: stallion n. heterosexual male prostitute who services females only (cf. jazz hound, lounge lizard) [Johannesburg, 1930s].

4. (UK Und.) a pimp.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew.

5. the penis.

[UK]J. Wilkes Essay on Woman 17: When the proud Stallion knows whence every Vein / Now throbs with Lust, and now is shrunk again.
[UK]C. Deveureux 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.
[US](con. 1900s) G. Swarthout Shootist 175: Where’s my gun? Will it still shoot, you old stallion?
[US]J.L. Dillard 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.

[US] ‘Mexicana Rose’ in D. Wepman et al. Life (1976) 39: I’ve had queens, stallions, all kinds of a whore.
[US]P. Crump Burn, Killer, Burn! 62: When a woman is stacked up [...] then the guys call them stallions, especially if they’re tall.
[US]H.E. Roberts Third Ear n.p.: stallion n. 1. a tall girl. 2. a nice looking girl.
[US]E. Folb 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.
[US]‘Master Pimp’ 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’].
[US]Pelecanos What It Was 8: Jones thought of her as a stallion, if a stallion could be female.

7. attrib. use of sense 6.

[US]E. Bunker No Beast So Fierce 48: I know you dig them stallion blondes.
[US]O. Hawkins Chili 41: Rose, [...] with her big ol’ fine stallion ass.

8. (US black/Und.) a female prostitute.

[US]W. Motley 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.
[US]Milner & Milner 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.
[US]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).
[US]UGK ‘Let Me See It’ [lyrics] Got a young brown stallion / And she 20 years old.

In compounds

stallion-broad (n.) (also stud-broad)

(US gay) a ‘masculine’ lesbian with a large clitoris.

[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 71: aggressive lesbian who possesses a clitoris the size of a small, relaxed penis. [...] stallion- [stud-] broad.