A collar that is conical in shape, increasing in radius as it goes over the head, used to prevent animals from irritating wounds due to surgery or injury. Also tends to be the butt-end of many a joke, as its appearance can be tremendously comical in nature, especially when fitted to a domesticated cat.
"Hey do you guys have cable or satellite TV? Because it looks like Whiskers with her Elizabethan collar over here is getting free reception!"
A female prostitute.
Etymology: Since the Elizabethan era, the word "nun" has been slang for a prostitute, likely due to anti-Catholic sentiment engendered by Protestant reformers outraged by the corruption of the Medieval church. (Modern reference: William Faulkner, "Requiem for a Nun"). A nunnery referred to a brothel.
See also: Abbess, Bordello, Brothel, Crib, Humpty dump, Nunnery, Whorehouse]
"When Hamlet impugns Ophelia 'Get thee to a nunnery,' the salaciousness of the remark can only be undertood if one knows that a 'nun' was Elizabethan slang for whore and a nunnery was a whorehouse."
Tobias St, Lazare, "Who Will Walk With William? Shakespeare for Students?" (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1967)
Elizabethan slang for the vagina
"Thy heart is tight and wet"
Very extended descriptive metaphor
William Shakespeare uses Elizabethan Conceit very frequently throughout Romeo and Juliet.
This refers to a member of the Middle Class during the Elizabethan Dinner at Upland High School
Be proud to be a Middle Classian
Originally a word for someone who is a drunkard, over-fond of ale, of tossing the pot of ale back.
Earliest example of this known is in 16th century Elizabethan English,
Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night", has the word in the closing part of the play, in Feste's song.
Nice to see it's still used, even if the meaning could be slightly different.
"But when I came unto my beds,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
With toss-pots still had drunken heads,
For the rain it raineth every day."
That Kevin is an effin tosspot, pissed out of his head again.
The proper term for a homosexual 'queen' (from Elizabethan English: a male or female who sells themself for sex).
Kit Marlowe was Shakespeare's quean.