Cockney Rhyming Slang



Adam and Eve – believe
Alan Whickers – knickers
Apples and Pears – stairs
Artful Dodger – lodger
Ascot Races – braces
Aunt Joanna – piano
Baked Bean – Queen
Baker’s Dozen – Cousin
Ball and Chalk – Walk
Barnaby Rudge – Judge
Barnet Fair – hair
Barney Rubble – trouble
Battlecruiser – boozer
Bees and Honey – money
Bird Lime – Time (in prison)
Boat Race – face
Bob Hope – soap
Bottle and Glass – arse
Brahms and Liszt – pissed (drunk)
Brass Tacks – facts
Bread and Cheese – sneeze
Bread and Honey – money
Bricks and Mortar – daughter
Bristol City – breasts
Brown Bread – dead
Bubble and Squeak – Greek
Bubble Bath – Laugh
Butcher’s Hook – a look
Chalfont St. Giles – piles
Chalk Farm – arm
China Plate – mate (friend)
Cock and Hen – ten
Cows and Kisses – Missus (wife)
Currant bun – Sun (also The Sun, a British newspaper)
Custard and Jelly – telly (television)
Daisy Roots – boots
Darby and Joan – moan
Dicky bird – word
Dicky Dirt – shirt
Dinky Doos – shoes
Dog and Bone – phone
Dog’s Meat – feet [from early 20th c.]
Duck and Dive – skive
Duke of Kent – rent
Dustbin Lid – kid
Elephant’s Trunk – drunk
Fireman’s Hose – nose
Flowery Dell – cell
Frog and Toad – road
Gypsy’s kiss – piss
Half-Inch – pinch (to steal)
Hampton Wick – prick
Hank Marvin – starving
Irish Pig – wig
Isle of Wight – tights
Jam-Jar – car
Jayme Gibbs
Jimmy Riddle – piddle
Joanna – Piano (pronounced ‘pianna’ in Cockney)
Khyber Pass – arse
Kick and Prance – dance
Lady Godiva – fiver
Laugh n a joke – smoke
Lionel Blairs – flares
Loaf of Bread – head
Loop the Loop – soup
Mickey Bliss – piss
Mince Pies – eyes
Mork and Mindy – windy’
North and South – mouth
Orchestra stalls – balls
Pat and Mick – sick
Peckham Rye – tie
Plates of Meat – feet
Pony and Trap – crap
Raspberry Ripple – nipple
Raspberry Tart – fart
Roast Pork – fork
Rosy Lee – tea (drink)
Round the Houses – trousers
Rub-a-Dub – pub
Ruby Murray – curry
Sausage Roll – goal
Septic Tank – Yank
Sherbert (short for sherbert dab) – cab (taxi)
Skin and Blister – sister
Sky Rocket – pocket
Sweeney Todd – flying squad
Syrup of Figs – wig (sic)
Ttables and Chairs – stairs
Tea Leaf – thief
Todd Sloane – alone
Tom and Dick – sick
Tom Sit – shit
Tomfoolery – jewellery
Tommy Trinder – window
Trouble and Strife – wife
Two and Eight – state (of upset)
Vera Lynn – gin
Whistle and Flute – suit (of clothes)