old hat

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old hat (uncountable)

  1. (now rare, archaic) The vulva; (by extension) sexual intercourse. [from 17th c.]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, VI:
      if the Pedantick Blockhead should come, he should only have a little bit of Old-Hat to stay his Stomach, till he got to some Harlot of his own Puritanical Flock, for his Money []
    • 1980, Erica Jong, Fanny:
      'Tis a Nest, a Niche, an Old Hat, an Omnibus, an Oyster, a Palace o' Pleasure.
  2. (idiomatic) Something with which one is very familiar; something very common, hackneyed or out of date. [from 20th c.]

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