Flyer; advertising handout. Albert has several flyers of Shug in the back of his car.
Clitoris or g-spot
To curse, criticize, or insult
Ghost; something that haunts
Cloth tied around the skull, with a knot at the base, allowing a small flap to hang down over the neck
Euphemism for menstruation
A social gathering-place like a bar, for music and especially blues music, particularly in the early decades of the twentieth century, mainly frequented by African Americans in the southeastern United States
Angry or aggressive
Pick his box
To scratch a record. Swain picks his box at Harpo's as the resident DJ.
Confrontational attitude (n); to argue with, provoke, or confront (v)
Someone who has not yet experienced a certain transformative event; to Shug, a virgin is someone who has never had an orgasm
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