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Posted by Rude Boy on October 27, 2003

In Reply to: Oops! posted by Word Camel on October 27, 2003

: : : : A tosser in the UK is a bit of a jerk or an idiot. Any idea who or what is being tossed? Could it be rhyming slang?

: : : Slang certainly but not rhyming. I can't think of a delicate way of saying that in the UK male masturbation is known as tossing off.

: : Well gosh, I should have seen that coming. I still don't get the tossing part, but maybe I'm being too literal.

: Oh God! No pun intendted above. *cringe*

I think it comes from the expression 'tossing and turning' meaning to move about in sleep. I think that meant tossing off the bedclothes. I suppose the coarser meaning may be something to do with the trajectory of unimpeded ejaculate.