[Ads-l] _pull_ “seduce a girl/woman into prostitution”

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 20 13:17:08 EDT 2017


Yeah, I had that '54 from Wepman too.

Just so you know.

JL

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:58 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> These cites from GDoS seem to be in the right ballpark.
>
> https://greensdictofslang.com/entry/nx2h44i
>
> pull, v.
>
> (g) (US black) of a pimp, to enlist a new prostitute.
> a.1954 [US] ‘Mexicana Rose’ in D. Wepman et al. Life (1976) 36: I was
> traveling with my partner, Cocaine Smitty, / On our way to pull some whores
> in Mexico City.
> a.1964 [US] ‘Sugar Hill’ in D. Wepman et al. Life (1976) 93: So I ran down
> a game to her that would trick the slickest of whores. / And by nightfall
> I’d pulled her.
> 1970 [US] B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 109: I pulled this
> little chick and moved out West and settled down out there.
>
> (h) to lure a woman away from another man, esp. of a pimp.
> 1968 [US] N. Heard Howard Street 88: It was the big-timer who did the
> pulling of others’ women.
> 1972 [US] Milner & Milner Black Players 148: He continued to joke and
> banter, made mock attempts to ‘pull’ Christina.
>
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 5:49 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The HDAS files have this in print from (IIRC) ca1969.
> >
> > But since all the "pull" cites seem to have vanished from my computer, I
> > can't prove it.
> >
> > Maybe Jesse can provide them.
> >
> >
> >
>
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