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Laura Searle


10 slang words related to sex and their Origins:

  • Shag- This word was originally used in 1788 as a verb meaning to shake. In the 1930’s it referred to a dance involving strong pelvic movement.
  • Up the Duff- This phrase started to be used in 1941. Before that it was more commonly said to be “in the pudding club”. Then in the early 1940’s it was formed from Pregnant → Penis → Pudding → Dough → Duff and therefore “Up the Duff”.
  • Tits: This word originated in 1946 and is the shortened form of the word “Titty”.
  • Blow Job: This word was first used in the 1960’s.  It was also first used among prostitutes.
  • Orgy: This was originally used in the 1660’s. Used for the extended sense of licentious revelry.
  • Horny: This word was first used in the mid 18th century. It came about from the word horn related to erection.
  • Dick: This was used in British Army slang in the 1890’s.
  • Whore: This word was originally used in 1583 and originated from “Whore House” and female slaves. It originates from gothic people.
  • Dyke: This was originally used in the late 1890’s meaning a masculine woman. It came about as an abbreviation of “Morphadike”, meaning a masculine woman. It also originated from the words “Hermaphrodite” and “Bulldyker”.
  • Muff: This word originated in 1827, However it originally related to an awkward person.
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How Often do you use Slang?

Slang Word

Number of Males

Number of Females






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From the result of my research I have discovered that the language people use doesn’t just depend on his or her sex or age but quite often it simply just depends on the particular language preference between each person. However the slang someone uses can also depend on the sociolect or dialect of a person or a combination of the three as well as the age and sex of the person.

My research also showed that not everyone whether they are male or female actually uses any of the particular slang words I chose to research into.

Overall my research did show a pattern between the words men use and women use but your gender is not the only thing that effects the slang or words you use. But things such as your gender may have a big influence in certain fields of words.

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