Lucilia cuprina


From blow +‎ -ie (diminutive suffix).


blowie (plural blowies)

  1. (sex, slang) A blow job.
    • 2008, Shane Lindemoen, Empire Dirt, Fallen Publishing, page 91:
      "I said," my friend says on the phone, "I can call the cops and have you arrested or you can give me a blowie."
    • 2009, Katie Price, Crystal, page 312,
      ‘I didn′t mind being groped by him,’ Crystal replied. ‘He was cute. In fact I′m looking forward to later; don′t I have to pretend to give him a blowie?’
    • 2010, Zoe Foster, Playing the Field, Round 23: The Enchantress vs The Press, unnumbered page,
      ‘A brothel. Anyway, they got kicked out ′cos one of them – not Josh – took photos on his mobile of some bird giving him a blowie, and she flipped out.’
  2. (Australia, slang) A blowfly, Lucilia cuprina.
    • 1997, John Marsden, Burning for Revenge, page 22,
      I woke just in time to hear the first blowie of the day buzzing around. You know the night's over when you hear the first blowie.
    • 2007, Gayle Kennedy, Me, Antman & Fleabag, page 80,
      The blowie was still hoverin around making random swoops on Boris who by now was well beyond caring.
    • 2010, Peter Conrad, The Monthly, April 2010, Issue 55, The Monthly Ptd Ltd, page 50:
      Mouths are clamped shut to keep out blowies, with a slit at the corner prised open in case speech - preferably laconic - is necessary; miseries are borne with a stoical shrug.
  3. (Australia, slang) The common toadfish, Tetractenos hamiltoni.
    • 1983, T. A. G. Hungerford, Stories from Suburban Road, page 74,
      There was always a mob fishing from the jetty, although nobody ever caught much — just trumpeters and gobblies and blowies, and sometimes the pretty little yellow-tail with their golden scales and blue spots.
    • 2000, Wendy Jenkins, Gunna Burn, page 152,
      Nat was puffing and heaving like a blowie on a jetty.
    • 2007, Glyn Parry, Ocean Road, page 102,
      Cervantes was where I caught my first fish, a blowie, and copped my first bad sunburn — much to my father′s dismay, because my mother had stressed the importance of sun protection and how could he have gotten me so burnt?
Last modified on 10 August 2013, at 08:28