square-pushing

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square-pushing ‎(uncountable)

  1. (dated) The act of going out with a girl; flirting, lovemaking.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Squarepushing up against a backdoor. Maul her a bit. Then the next thing on the menu.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 34:
      If I said, ‘Ch'est pour la nanny-goat,’ we'd go square-pushing. He didn't care which. I was the one for chasing the girls, he wasn't.