cockney rhyming slang Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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cockney rhyming slangnoun [U]

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a ​type of ​slang in which ​certain words are used ​instead of other words that they rhyme with: In ​cockneyrhymingslang, "​apples and ​pears" ​means "​stairs".
(Definition of cockney rhyming slang from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 同韵俚语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同韻俚語…
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