rhyming slang


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rhy·ming slang

(rī′mĭng)
n.
Slang in which a word is replaced by a word or phrase that rhymes with it, as mate by China plate, often with the rhyming word being dropped from the phrase.

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

rhym′ing slang`


n.
a form of slang in which a rhyming word or phrase is substituted for the word intended, often with ellipsis of the rhyming part, as titfer for tit for tat for hat.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.rhyming slang - slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component; "Cockney rhyming slang"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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