rhyming-slang

rhyming slang

noun
1.
a form of slang in which a rhyming word or phrase is substituted for the word intended, as Kate and Sidney for steak and kidney or khaki rocks for army socks.
2.
a further removal from the original word intended by ellipsis of the rhyming part, as titfer for tit for tat for hat.

Origin:
1855–60

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rhyming slang
 
n
slang in which a word is replaced by another word or phrase that rhymes with it; for example, apples and pears meaning stairs

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