1. (US) an omnibus.
|Daily Trib. (Bismarck, ND) 23 Oct. 4/1: An omnibus is a ‘rack’.|
2. (US) the female breasts, esp. when large and firm.
|Argot: Dict. of Und. Sl. 174: I love a big rack as much as the next guy.|
|Current Sl. IV:3–4 (1970) 22: Rack, n. A woman with a large bust.|
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 40: Long legs, a rack and a nice package in the back.|
|Peepshow [ebook] All I really needed was the tits. Witha rack like this nobody looks very closely at your face.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 224: He’s copping an eyeful of Sorcha’s rack.|
|(ref. to 1963) Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 60: Marie Anselmo hot [...] with a nice rack packed tightly in that blouse and a pair of shapely legs.|
|Thrill City [ebook] Check out that fat bloke. He’s got a better rack than you.|
|Slate 20 Jan. [Internet] Radical rack augmentation is now ubiquitous, and to hell with the consequences.|
|What It Was 39: The big firm rack of a straight-off-the-farm centerfold.(con. 1972)|
|Twitter 2 June [Internet] Boy of around 10 years old just walked straight into my rack. Head firmly between both breasts, and stayed there until I removed him.|
3. (orig. US milit.) a bed; thus sleep.
|Dict. Service Sl. n.p.: back in the rack . . . . to get back into bed. A soldier should never go to bed as long as he has the strength to lie in bed.|
|Vice Trap 73: He’ll go back across the border and sleep in his own rack the same night.|
|How to Talk Dirty 18: The guy who sleeps in the bunk above me stuck it on the edge of my rack.|
|Carlito’s Way 46: I seen some jump off their rack with a towel wrapped around their neck.|
|Nam (1982) 16: You got two minutes to get dressed, make your rack and fall out.|
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 181: The rack is too soft for comfort after a year of sleeping on a reed mat.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 291: usage: ‘The rack calls me. I’m off’.|
|Night Gardener 8: When I was in the rack with her [etc.].|
|Cutman [ebook] All I wanted was [...] a bellyful of beer and a nice, soft rack to sleep it off.|
|The Force [ebook] ‘The comptroller found naked [...] in the rack with a brace of call girls’.|
4. (US black) a card holding bubble-packed birth control pills.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 197: There are expressions related to pregnancy, menstruation, birth control, and female hygiene: [...] rack, roll (month’s supply of birth control pills).|
5. (US drugs) a quantity of drugs, e.g. pills, vials of crack cocaine, etc.
|Campus Sl. Oct. 5: rack – five red depressants of seconal.|
|(con. 1971) Times Square 59: ‘A hundred a rack ain’t nothin’.’ They snort three hundred dollars’ worth of coke a night.|
|Oz ser. 2 ep. 6 [TV script] The voters would frown upon their chief executive doing street rack.‘Strange Bedfellows’|
|Soul Circus 201: He had some fake crack in his pocket, a whole rack of dummies.|
|‘Dead Up’ [lyrics] Walk around with 5 zeds in my pouch / Let 4 go for a whole rack.|
|‘Recipe’ [lyrics] Shit I'm smokin' so loud we call it ambulance / So many racks in my pocket, look like some Hammer pants.|
6. (US black) of money, a large quantity.
|Soul Circus 162: I’ll give what I got for some dummies I can sell out there on the strip. I can make a quick rack of money like that.|
|‘Kobe’ [lyrics] I say baby I got the racks she like you need to show me / [...] / On my right wrist Versace on my left wrist a Rolly.|
|at http://www.redbull.com [Internet] I’ve never had a label wire 100 racks to my bank account or whatever.|
7. a hotel.
|Drop Dead, My Lovely (2005) 9: The Hotel Urbane, a fading tourist rack off Broadway in the Nineties.|
8. (US teen) a case of beer.
|Urban Dict. 31 Oct. [Internet] All I know is I give somebody $20 and they come back with a thirty rack of beer.|
|New Yorker 31 Aug. [Internet] Participants form teams of two and compete to see which pair can drink its way through a case of beer the fastest. (To get the most out of the experience, I was told, it’s best to use a ‘thirty rack.’).|
tired out, exhausted.
|CUSS 180: Racked Drunk and passed out.et al.|
|Executioner (1973) 167: They’re gonna get themselves racked out, that’s what.|
(US campus) a sudden onset of sleepiness.
|Cincinnati Enquirer (OH) 15 Jan. 9/3: I’ve had so many afternoon rack attacks I’ve got bed sores.|
|AS L:1/2 64: rack attack Rest, nap.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
1. (also pad monster) sleepiness, the result either of boredom or exhaustion.
|Current Sl. II:3 5: Pad monster, n. Sleep in its most contagious form; the result of something extremely dull.|
|AS L:1/2 64: The rack monster got me.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
2. a bed.
|Campus Sl. Mar.|
|eye mag. 8 July [Internet] He suggested they do some Ugandan discussion at his pit, where they lay down on the rack monster.‘A dirty little story’ in|
sleep; a nap.
|(con. c.1970) Phantom Blooper 51: Cutting zulus, the New Guy nods forward, pulls himself a little rack time.|
1. to go to bed.
|(con. early 1950s) Valhalla 58: Well, we may as well hit the rack.|
|On the Yard (2002) 211: I don’t have to do nothing you say, punk. Hit your rack.|
|A Few Good Men (1990) 54: Take a shower and hit the rack!|
2. (US/US gay) by ext., to have sexual intercourse.
|Queens’ Vernacular 107: hit the sack [rack, springs] to make love.|
SE in slang uses
an official in a crap game who deals with making change, paying winners, etc.
|Low Company 121: The rack man at Myrtle Avenue told him indifferently that none of them had been seen in the room all day.|
|Rage in Harlem (1969) 23: Across from him sat the rack man on a high stool.|
(US black) a comb designed spec. for use on a natural n. (6) or an afro n. (1) hairstyle.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines.|
(US campus) to work hard.
|(ref. to 1940s) What’s The Good Word? 86: [At college] We did ‘rack it,’ which in terms of severity was somewhere between ‘hitting the books’ (in-room study) and ‘hitting the libe’ and could mean either or both.|