Cockney rhyming slang

A cant used by Cockneys in which a word or phrase is replaced by a rhyming word or phrase, this word or phrase then often being abbreviated to its first syllable or syllables, or its first word. The word chosen as the rhyme often shares attributes of the word that it replaces.

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  • Cockney Rhyming Slang — Cockney ist ein Spottname für die Bürger von London und eine Bezeichnung für ihren englischen Dialekt. Im engeren Sinne bezeichnet man als Cockneys jedoch nur jene Menschen, die in Hörweite der Glocken der Kirche Saint Mary le Bow in der City of… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cockney rhyming slang — There are lots of words that make up cockney rhyming slang. These are basically rhyming words like butchers hook which means look . If you are in London and you hear someone talk about a Septic they are probably talking about you because it s… …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • Rhyming slang — is a form of phrase construction in the English language and is especially prevalent in dialectal British English from the East End of London; hence the alternative name, Cockney rhyming slang. The construction involves replacing a common word… …   Wikipedia

  • rhyming slang — noun slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component Cockney rhyming slang • Hypernyms: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑vernacular * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhyming slang — N UNCOUNT Rhyming slang is a spoken informal kind of language in which you do not use the normal word for something, but say a word or phrase that rhymes with it instead. In Cockney rhyming slang, for example, people say apples and pears to mean… …   English dictionary

  • rhyming slang — is a type of slang of cockney origin in which a word is replaced by words or phrases which rhyme with it, e.g. apples and pears (= stairs), plates of meat (= feet), and trouble and strife (= wife). The rhyming words are sometimes arbitrary (as in …   Modern English usage

  • rhyming slang —    Witty and often inventively reflecting contemporary persons and events, rhyming slang turns ‘use your head’ first into ‘your loaf of bread’, then truncates it to ‘your loaf, now an everyday idiom. News from the Afghan frontier prompted… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Rhyming slang — Le rhyming slang (argot à rimes) est une forme très spéciale d argot utilisée en anglais. Il est originaire de l est de Londres mais est compris dans la majorité du monde anglophone. Il consiste à remplacer un mot par un autre, avec lequel il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cockney — ist als ein Spottname für die Bürger von London geprägt worden und eine Bezeichnung für ihren englischen Dialekt geworden. Im engeren Sinne bezeichnet man als Cockneys jedoch nur jene Menschen, die in Hörweite der Glocken der Kirche St Mary le… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cockney — For other uses, see Cockney (disambiguation). St. Mary le Bow The term Cockney has both geographical and linguistic associations. Geographically and culturally, it often refers to working class Londoners, particularly those in the East End.… …   Wikipedia

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