LONGING to find out

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 02, 2005

In Reply to: LONGING to find out posted by Smokey Stover on April 02, 2005

: : the origin of the term
: : 'blow job'
: : This is a serious query!!!
: : Can anybody help please??????

: : Thx

: "You know how to whistle, don't you? Just put your lips together and blow." Your question is one that many have asked and, as far as I know, no one has answered. The OED describes "blow job" as American slang, and regards it as applicable to cunnilingus as well as fellatio. In regard to blow, its examples begin only in 1933. It cites a source which gives the infinitive forms as "to fellate" and "to cunnilingue." SS

My acquaintance with this particular American slang expression goes back to the early 1970's, and I've never heard it used as a synonym for cunnilingus. The OED should consider that definition obsolete if it was ever valid.