Meaning of “rhyming slang” in the English Dictionary

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"rhyming slang" in British English

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rhyming slangnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌraɪ.mɪŋ ˈslæŋ/ us /ˌraɪ.mɪŋ ˈslæŋ/

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".

(Definition of “rhyming slang” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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