whistle and flute

A suit.

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  • whistle and flute — I Australian Slang a suit II Cockney Rhyming Slang Suit He bought himself a new whistle for the wedding …   English dialects glossary

  • whistle and flute — • Rhyming Slang for suit. e.g. Be sure to wear a whistle if your coming to the wedding …   Londonisms dictionary

  • Whistle and flute — a suit …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • whistle and flute — Meaning Suit. Origin Cockney rhyming slang …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • whistle (and flute) — Noun. A suit. Cockney rhyming slang …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Whistle (disambiguation) — Whistle may refer to:* a single note woodwind instrument * a tinwhistle or pennywhistle * whistling * whistled language * Whistle, an 80s hip hop band. * Whistle, a defunct brand of soda. * Whistle!, a manga by Daisuke Higuchi. * Whistle, a West… …   Wikipedia

  • whistle — noun 1》 a clear, high pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one s teeth.     ↘any similar sound. 2》 an instrument used to produce such a sound, especially for giving a signal. 3》 Brit.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • whistle — n British (of clothes) a suit. From the rhyming slang phrase whistle and flute . This term dates back to before World War II and has survived into the early 21st century. It was used by London mods, for instance, and is now heard among stu dents… …   Contemporary slang

  • Whistle — Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whistle duck — Whistle Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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