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rhyming slang

noun [U] uk   us  
a type of slang in which certain words are used instead of other words that they rhyme with: In Cockney rhyming slang, you say "apples and pears" to mean "stairs".
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in Chinese (Traditional) 同韻俚語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同韵俚语…
(Definition of rhyming slang from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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