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Definition of rhyming slang noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rhyming slang

 noun
noun
 
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a way of talking in which you use words or phrases that rhyme with the word you mean, instead of using that word. For example in cockney rhyming slang “apples and pears” means “stairs.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rhyming slang