Where does laying pipe come from?
Pipe goes back to Old English and comes from, before it, a Latin root meant to imitate the sound of musical pipe.
In its early days, a pipe referred to a hollow cylinder, particularly one that carries water. By 1754, the expression laying pipe was used in the UK to describe the process of setting down pipes in the ground so that water could flow through them, as for sewage systems.
Yeah, we laying pipe.
Keep walkin pic.twitter.com/MNyrxocFD8
— Матрёшка マイヴィア (@The_Myvia) December 19, 2018
But humans are have dirty minds and see sex everywhere. As early as 1600, the word pipe was being used as a slang or a euphemism for a penis…because, well, pipes look like penises.
The expression laying pipe as a slang term for “having sex,” whether vaginal or anal intercourse involving a penis, came into use around 1940 in the United States. Perhaps that was earlier…or later…than you expected.
Examples of laying pipe
Who uses laying pipe?
Occasionally laying pipe is modified with some, as in I was laying some pipe all night long. The expression may especially used of vigorous sex or sex with a large penis.
Ladies, if he
– loves to travel
– good at laying pipe
– treats you like a princess
– always tries to invite his brother to hang out
– murders your pets by jumping on them
that’s not your man, it’s a-me, Mario
— Jay Light (@DietJay) November 26, 2018
The expression laying pipe is vulgar, if not explicit. It can be found in descriptions of porn, especially those, apparently, with construction themes.
Had a threesome with this girl n her roommate the next day my dms was jumping should I be mad they told everyone or keep laying pipe… -Anon
— HBCU Confessions (@HBCUfessions) November 21, 2018
Men like to boast about their prowess in laying pipe (whatever, bro).
Laying pipe is also used to describe both straight and queer sex.
In the construction business, however, laying pipe is still used for literally installing pipe in the ground, as for water systems. It certainly elicits many an unoriginal joke on site, we imagine.
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