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cherry

1. vulgar slang The hymen.
2. slang By extension, virginity (not necessarily a female's). A: "I can't believe he still hasn't lost his cherry!" B: "He says he's waiting for marriage."
3. slang A novice, especially in military combat. I was still a cherry when I was first sent into armed combat. I came back from that skirmish a lot older than when I went in.
4. slang Something that has not been used before or is in perfect condition. The machine was a cherry, as far as I could tell—practically brand new. I couldn't believe they were selling it so cheap.
5. slang Nonsense; foolish talk. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "cherry" is short for "cherry ripe," which rhymes with "tripe." Primarily heard in UK. You can't believe a word Ian says—he's always spouting some cherry. A: "You can take that cherry for what it's worth." B: "Nothing?" A: "Pretty much."
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cherry

1. n. an inexperienced person; a novice. He’s just a cherry. He don’t know from nothing.
2. n. the hymen. (Usually objectionable.) You jerk! All you care about is scoring cherries!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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