give head

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give head (third-person singular simple present gives head, present participle giving head, simple past gave head, past participle given head)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic, slang, vulgar) To perform oral sex on another person. [from 1950s]
    Synonyms: fellate; see also Thesaurus:give head
    • 1972, Lou Reed (lyrics and music), “Walk on the Wild Side”, in Transformer:
      But she never lost her head / Even when she was giving head
    • 1974, Leonard Cohen (lyrics and music), “Chelsea Hotel No. 2”, in New Skin for the Old Ceremony:
      You were talking so brave and so sweet / Givin' me head on the unmade bed / While the limousines wait in the street

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