dirty pillow



Coined as "dirtypillows" by Stephen King in the novel Carrie (1974); see citation below.


dirty pillow (plural dirty pillows)

  1. (slang, generally plural) A breast, especially a woman's breast.
    • 1974, Stephen King, Carrie, New York: New American Library, →ISBN, page 98:
      "I can see your dirtypillows. Everyone will. They'll be looking at your body. The Book says—"
      "Those are my breasts, Momma. Every woman has them."
    • 1999, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (film)
      Sorry, love. I got stuck in your dirty pillows.
    • 2010, Sarah Harvey, Plastic, Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, →ISBN, pages 1–2:
      Boobs, bazongas, bazookas, big berthas, blouse bunnies, boulders, buds, cannons, chubbies, coconuts, the devil's dumplings, dirty pillows, flesh melons, fun bags [...] Number of words I know for breasts: one hundred and thirty-eight, and counting.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see dirty,‎ pillow.
    • 1863 August, “Way down in Dixie”, in The Knickerbocker, volume 62, page 144:
      the patient did not wake, but tossed about on the dirty pillow, and grew hotter every moment.