duke of kent=bent
Vera lynns. . .
not strictly rhyming though
But hardly any cockneys actually use rhyming slang, apart from the really common ones.
You see these american films and drama series featuring cockneys using language I have never heard
Sorry, I meant common rhyming slang, not common people
I prefer the original Free Form Cockney Non-Rhyming Slang variety.
dawn the market
Skin and blister==sister
Bat and ball===Paul
Frog and Toad
Bees and Honey
Whistle and flute
Pony and trap
surprised no one said that probably describes most on here :-
^^^ Barclays Banker
just off for a dig in the grave
Bottle and Glass
Antique Edwardian Tea Chest=Guest
This is Ronnie Barker's rhyming slang sermon from 1976. Enjoy. smile
"A long time ago, in the days of the Israelites there lived a poor man. He had no Trouble and Strife – she had run off with a Tea Leaf some years before – and now he lived with his Bricks and Mortar Mary, and being very short of Bees and Honey and unable to pay the Burton on Trent he was tempted to go into the Bristol and see what he could Half Inch. He would say to Mary “I will take a Ball and Chalk into the town and buy some tobacco for my Cherry Ripe. He put on his Almond Rocks and his Dicky Dirt and his Round The Houses and set off down the Frog and Toad until he reached the outskirts of the Bristol. One day his Bricks and Mortar gave him some money saying “Here is a Saucepan Lid go and buy food. A loaf of Uncle Fred and a pound of Stand at Ease, but bring me back what is left to buy myself a new pair of Early Doors for my present pair are full of holes and I am in a continual George Raft.”
But instead of returning with the Bees and Honey for his Bricks and Mortar’s Early Doors he made his way to the Rub a Dub for a Tumble Down The Sink. He became very Elephants Trunk and Mozart and when the landlord of the Rub a Dub called Bird Lime the man set off towards his Cat and Mouse reeling about all over the Frog and Toad and drunkenly humming a Stewed Prune. It came to Khyber Pass that as he staggered along he saw on the pavement a small brown Richard The Third. He stared at it lying there at his Plates of Meat and he said, “oh small brown Richard The Third how lucky I did not step on you.” He picked it up and put it on top of a wall where no one could step on it. A rich Four by Twoish merchant who witnessed the deed put his hand into his Sky Rocket and took out a Lady Godiva and handed it to the man saying. “ Here is a Lady Godiva for your Froth and Bubble.” The man took it and the Richard the Third flew back to its nest.
When the man arrived home his Bricks and Mortar was sitting by the Jeremiah on her favourite Lionel Blair. The man said to her “here is a Lady Godiva which I earned by a kindly act. The woman was overjoyed and said. “Thank you father now I can have my Early Doors. “And I can have a Tumble Down the Sink that kindly act has ensured that we both have enough to cover our Bottle and Glass
kettle = watch
Adam and Eve - Rhyming Slang for 'believe'.
Alan Whicker(s) - Rhyming Slang for 'knickers'
Ayrton Senna - Rhyming Slang for 'tenner'
Battle cruiser - Rhyming Slang for 'boozer'
Boat race - Rhyming Slang for 'face'.
Bob Hope - Rhyming Slang for 'dope'
Bo Peep - Rhyming Slang for 'sleep'
Borasic lint - Rhyming Slang for 'skint'
Bread - Rhyming slang for 'money'
Brown bread - Rhyming Slang for 'dead'
Butchers - Rhyming Slang , short for for 'butchers hook' meaning 'look'
Chalfont St Giles - Rhyming Slang meaning 'piles'
China - Rhyming Slang, short for 'China plate','mate'
Claire Rayner's - Rhyming Slang for 'trainers'
Cobblers - Rhyming Slang, short for 'cobblers awls', 'balls'
Dennis Law - Rhyming Slang for 'draw'
Dog and bone - Rhyming Slang for 'phone'
Emma Freud's - Rhyming Slang for haemorrhoids.
Family jewels - Rhyming Slang for 'balls'
Farmer Giles - Rhyming Slang for 'piles'
Fridge and freezer - Rhyming Slang for 'geezer'.
Ginger beer - Rhyming Slang for ****
Gone for a Burton - Rhyming Slang for 'to leave'.
Gregory Peck - Rhyming Slang for 'neck'
Gypsy's kiss - Rhyming Slang for 'piss'
Half inch - Rhyming Slang for 'pinch'
Hampstead Heath - Rhyming Slang for 'teeth'
Hampton - short for the Rhyming Slang 'Hampton Wick' meaning 'prick'
Hank Marvin - Rhyming Slang for 'starving'
Holy Ghost - Rhyming Slang for "toast"
Iron (hoof) - Rhyming Slang for 'poof'
Jack Jones - Rhyming Slang for 'own'
Jam jar - Rhyming Slang for 'car'
Jimmy Riddle - Rhyming Slang for 'piddle'
Kettle (and hob) - Rhyming Slang for 'fob'
Khyber pass - Rhyming Slang for 'arse'
Lady Godiva - Rhyming Slang for 'fiver'
Lionel Blair's - Modern Rhyming Slang for 'flairs'
Loaf (of bread) - Rhyming Slang for 'head'
Mickey (Bliss) - Rhyming Slang for 'piss'
Mince pies - Rhyming Slang for 'eyes'
Mutt 'n Jeff - Rhyming Slang for deaf.
Mystic Meg(s) - Rhyming Slang - for 'legs'
North and south - Rhyming Slang for 'mouth'
Oily (rag) - Rhyming Slang for '****'
Pen and ink - Rhyming Slang for 'stink'
Pete Tong - Rhyming Slang for 'wrong'
Plates of meat -Rhyming Slang term for 'feet'
Porky pies - Rhyming Slang for 'lies'
Rabbit (rabbit and pork) - Rhyming Slang for 'talk'.
Radio Rental - Rhyming Slang for 'mental'
Raspberry ripple - Rhyming Slang for 'nipple'
Rosie Lee - Rhyming Slang for 'tea'
Ruby (Murray) - Rhyming Slang for 'curry'
Scarpa / scarper - Rhyming Slang for 'to run off'
Sexton Blake - Rhyming Slang for 'fake'.
Steve Mcqueen's - Rhyming Slang for "bake beans"
Sherbert dab - Rhyming Slang for 'cab'
Skin diver - Rhyming Slang for 'fiver'
Steffi (Graff) - Rhyming Slang for 'laugh'
Sweeny Todd - Rhyming Slang for 'The Flying Squad'
Syrup of figs - Rhyming Slang for for 'wig'
Tea leaf - Rhyming Slang for 'thief'
Thrupenny bits - Rhyming Slang for 'tits'
Trouble and strife - Rhyming Slang for 'wife'
Weasel and stoat - Rhyming Slang for 'coat'
Whistle and flute - Rhyming Slang for 'suit'
afters - short for the term 'after hours'
agro - short for violence
all over the gaff/shop - general term to describe someone that is in a mess.
allright / awright - a greeting literally meaning 'is everything all fine ?'
anorak - geek
arras - the game darts
arse about / arsing about - to fool around
arse-about-face - something that is in a mess
backhander - a dodgy payment
ballistic - to go mad
banged up - to be put in prison
bangers - another name for sausages
banjaxed - meaning drunk or stoned
barf - to vomit.
barmy - a mad person
barney - violent argument.
bean flicker - a lesbian.
beast - a common term used to describe an ugly bird.
beer monster - a laddish heavy drinker
bell - a telephone call.
bender - a drinking spree, or a gay bloke
bent - stolen
bent as a nine bob note - illegal
bimbo - a young woman considered sexually attractive but of limited intelligence.
bird - girlfriend, or is a prison sentence.
bit of awright - used by men to refer to an attractive young lady.
bladdered - very drunk
blag - slang word for a robbery
blinder - amazing or wonderful
bloke - a man of unknown name
blower - slang for telephone
blow-off - fart
bluey - pornographic video
bottle - courage
botty boy - offensive slang for gay man
bovver - fighting
box - this has many meanings such as television
bread - money
brew - for a cup of tea
brill - brilliant
bum bandit - gay man
bumhole engineer - a gay man
bun in the oven - meaning pregnant
bunk-off - to be absent without permission
bunk-up - sexual intercourse
cabbage - bit slow or foolish.
cabbaged - used for tired of drunk
cack - rubbish
cakehole - mouth
caned - drunk or stoned
carpet muncher - lesbian
char / cha - tea
Charlie - cocaine
chief - used to address a man
chip - to leave.
choked - very disappointed
chronic - terrible
chuffed - very happy
chutney ferret - gay man.
ciggy - slang for cigarette
claret - slang for blood
clobber - clothes
**** - a general term for a man
**** and bull story - a rubbish story
cop-shop - police station
copper - policeman
crack - something that is a laugh
crikey - astonishment
crust - money
cushy - easy
cushty - meaning everything is fine
dead cert - definite
diamond geezer - a reliable person
dickhead - an idiot
diesel **** - a butch lesbian
diggs - lodgings
ding-dong - argument
do what? - what did you say ?
doddle - something that easy
dodgy - dubious person
dog - an ugly girl.
dog's dinner - overdressed
done over - beaten up
Doris - a woman who is plain
dosh - money
dosser - tramp
double bubble -double time
drop one - to fart
duck and dive - to hide from trouble
**** - lesbian
earner - a source of unhonest money
eppy - go mad
er indoors - the wife
extracting the urine - taking the piss
faced - to be drunk
filth - the police.
firm - a gang
five finger discount - shoplifting
float an air biscuit - to fart
folding - paper money
for crying out loud ! - frustration
fudge packer - a gay man
full monty - the whole lot
funny farm - mental hospital
funny money - counterfeit money
fur burger - gross slang term for vagina
gabbin - talking
gaff - house
gander - look
geezer - a man
got the nod - to receive approval
git - word for someone you don't like
(to) go down - sent to prison.
go/gone/went down a treat - something that would be enjoyed
goolies - balls, testicles
gooner - an Arsenal fan.
goppin' - ugly or disgusting in some way.
Gordon Bennet - an exclamation
grass - an informer.
greaser - slang name for a 50's style bloke
grief - trouble, hassle
grub - slang word for food.
guff - to pass wind
gutted - choked or cut up about something.
guv'nor or guv - meaning 'boss'
hacked off - fed up, annoyed
"had it away on his toes" - to run away quickly
hammered - drunk
hanging - horrible or dirty
headcase - a mad person
Herbert - a foolish person
hole in the wall - cashpoint machine
**** - short for homosexual
hooter - nose.
hooters - breasts.
how's your father - a euphemism for sex.
hump - to have sex
iffy - dubious, doubtful.
in stook - in trouble
inside - in prison
jaffa - a man who is sterile.
jar - pint of beer
jazz mag - pornographic magazine
(old) joanna - a cockney term for piano
jobby - turd
jock -redneck, Scottish man
John - used as a general term for a man
Johnny-bag - condom.
John Thomas - an old affectionate term for the penis.
jublies - breasts.
jugs - breasts.
juiced / juiced up - very drunk
keep your hair on - keep calm
khazi - lavatory
kick it off - start a fight.
kip - sleep
knackered - exhausted,
knackers - testicles.
knocking shop - brothel.
Lady Godiva - Rhyming Slang for fiver
leave it out - stop doing that
leggit - run away fast.
leg-over - to have sexual intercourse
legless - very drunk.
let rip - to fart.
limp wristed - a term for a gay man.
lip - cheek,
loaded - someone with a lot of money. .
lolly - money.
loose it - to loose ones cool, to go crazy.
lost the plot - gone crazy/mad.
luvverly jubberly - that all is well.
malarkey - stuff, nonsense.
manor - territory, area, turf.
matey - a reference used for an unknown person.
mental - to be crazy or get very angry.
miffed - fed up
minging - drunk, disgusting
mint - excellent.
missus - bit of a lad's term for the wife
mitts - hands.
monkey - a term for £500
(don't give) a monkey's- you couldn't care less.
moolar - a slang term for money of uncertain origin.
motor / motah - a car.
mouthy - someone who shouts a lot ot talks too much.
mug / muggins - a fool or victim.
muppet - a foolish or stupid person
mush - face
nadds, nadgers - testicles.
naff - cheap and nasty
nancy boy - a gay man.
(the) nick - police station, or prison.
naff off - "go away"
night out on the tiles - a late night out, usually drunk.
nipper - a small child.
nonce - a sex offender
nosh - food, a meal
notes - a term used to mean money in general.
nugget - a pound coin
nutter - someone crazy
offie - very common term for an off-licence
(do the) off /frank - to leave,
off your face - to be drunk
off your trolley / rocker - a bit mad, crazy.
old fruit - an affectionate address.
on the game - to be prostitute.
on the job - to be involved in sexual activity.
out of your tree - crazy, drunk or stoned.
pan handle - an erection.
pants ! - an exclamation of frustration
parky - chilly
pear-shaped - it has gone wrong.
pictures of the Queen - paper money.
pillow biter - a homosexual.
plonker - an idiot, fool
pony - slang term for £25.
powder your nose - taking cocaine.
pro - short for prostitute.
propellerhead - a geek, nerd.
pukka - means 'authentic' or 'first-rate'.
punter - the paying public, a customer.
**** - very common term for a gay man.
**** street - to be in trouble
quickie - to quick act of sexual intercourse.
ramped - drunk
rat-arsed - drunk
readies - cash
result - a successful outcome
ring-piece - relatively common term for the anus.
ropey - dodgy, of poor quality, horrible
ruck - a fight. From the word 'ruckus'.
rug - wig, toupee.
(do a) runner - leave an area unexpectedly
safe - good
sausage jockey - a gay man
scrounge - to beg or sponge
seeing-to - sexual intercourse
shafted - to be treated badly
shafting - sexual intercourse
shag - sexual intercourse.
shagged-out - to feel tired.
shed-load - a huge amount
shell-like - the ear.
shell-out - to have to pay for
skint - to have no money
skirt - young attractive woman.
skunk - strong variety of marijuana
slaphead - a bald per son.
slapper - a common term for a loose woman.
solid - reliable, dependable
sort - see salt
spanner - a fool, weak individual. Popular 90's term.
spondulics - money.
spliff - common term for a cannabis cigarette
stuffing - to perform sexual intercourse
stunner - A very good looking bird.
suss - savvy/know how
sussed / sussed out - can mean found out
tadger, tadge - the penis.
tanked (up) - to get very drunk .
that old chestnut - see chestnut
tits-up - all gone wrong
tooled-up - to arm oneself,
tooled - a euphemism for drunk.
top ! - brilliant, excellent
trog - common word for an ugly girl.
trouser action - a euphemism for sexual activity.
up for it - to have a good time.
Uncle Tom Cobley and all - everyone
wank stain - general term of abuse.
wazz - to urinate
wedge - money
weed - cannabis leaf
well ard/hard - someone or something that is very tough
well I go to the foot of my stairs ! - an archaic exclamation of surprise.
wicked - excellent, cool.
wind up - to tease, to perform a prank.
wind-up merchant - someone who specializes in teasing.
winner - something that is a potential success.
wonga - money.
Bread - Rhyming slang for 'money'
1. It doesn't rhyme
2., I believe it's a Jamiacan colloquialism.
Winkle old chap,
I did not type all this in, blame t'internet for any un-rhyming slang please...
Raspberry ripple - Rhyming Slang for 'nipple'
cripple - not nipple, in my neck of the woods.
Scarpa / scarper - Rhyming Slang for 'to run off'
Scapa Flow - had to go
scarpered - gone
bottle - courage
Comes from bottle and glass - arse- to be scared - your arse is pouting - your bottles gone.
fooking hell winkle, what ya slinking? Drinking...
It's also quite interesting how cockney slang evolves.
Have you ever heard someone say "she has a nice 'aris"?
This came about through bottle and glass being used for arse, that was shortened to just bottle, that was then slang rhymed and became 'aristotle' which in turn was shortened to aris!
Tea = Pee... lol lol
Callards are the real old rhyming slang for trousers.
From the toffee company - Callard and Bowsers.
Mostly known as Jekylls these days - Jekyll and Hydes - strides
mills and boon
Nelsons is readies, always has been.
Berkerly Hunt=cu nt
I was most perterbed when I saw the word Berk in the front page of my Daily Mirror recently.
is it not bread and honey, mr winkle
whos watching the custard at the mo
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