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The Lambeth Walk - Cockney Rhyming Slang

The editor accepts that there are some words/expressions not listed. Also, other cockney areas have words/expressions unique to their area. Please forward any words/expressions missing and we shall add them to the list. But please don't just make words up that rhyme. There are websites that are listing "cockney slang" words that have nothing to do with true cockney slang, but are simply rhyming words.

 

Acker bilk

Milk

Ackers

Money

Adam and eve it

Believe it

Andy mcnabs

Crabs; Venereal Disease

Apples & pears

Stairs

Aris

Arse

Arse bandit

Homosexual

Aussies

Australians

Ball of Chalk

Walk.

Bar

One Pound (Money)

 

 

Barnet

 

Hair. As on head.

Beak

 

Magistrate.

Bees & honey

 

Money

Bender

 

Heavy drinking

Bent

 

Homosexual

Bent

as a two bob note

 corrupt

Berk 

Berkshire hunt

C***

Blag

 

Robbery

Blotto

 

Drunk

Boat  

boat race

Face

Bob

shilling

12 pence pre 1971 UK money

Bog

 

Toilet

Bollock chops. 

 

Flabby or sagging face.

bollocks  the

 

The very best

bollocks

 

Rubbish, as in information or story.

Borasic

borasic lint

Skint. as in no money.

Bottle

 

Courage

Bottle

money

Two Pounds

Brahms

Brahms and list

Pissed. Drunk.

Brass

 

Prostitute

Brief

 

Barrister

bristols

 

Tits

Brit

 

British

Brown Bread

 

Dead

Brummie

 

Birmingham person

Bubbles

bubble and squeaks

Greeks

Bullseye  nifty

 

Fifty. As in money

Bull and Cow

 

Row as in argument

Bunce

money

Unexpected reward or tip

Bung

 

Bribe

Bunny

 

Talk

Butchers 

butchers hook

Look

Cabbage

 

cash

Cain and Able

 

Table

Case

money

cash in hand

Charlie

 

Cocaine

Charver

crime

Steal.

Charver

sex

Sexual intercourse

China

me old china

Friend

Chink

 

Chinese

Cock and Hen  

 

Ten

Cockle

 

Ten

Cockney

 

Born/lives  inner London

Coon

 

Black person

Coppers

money

Pre 1971-all coins below sixpence value

Cory

 

Penis

coup

 

Excellent result or conclusion.

Cream crackered

knackered

Exhausted

Dagos

 

Spanish

Daisy roots

 

Boots

Deuce

money

Two Pounds

Dicky

dicky dirt

Shirt

Ding Dong

 

Fight/disturbance

Dip

 

Pickpocket

Do dally

 

Mentally deficient

Dog

dog of a

Inferior of difficult. as dog of a job. dog of a car)

Dog for female

 

Ugly or unladylike.

Dogend

 

Cigarette butt.

Donald Duck

Sexual

F***

Donkey

 

Stupid

Duck and dive

 

Earn living by dubious means.

Duke of Kent  

 

Rent

Dyke also 

dickey dyke

Lesbian

Ear wigging

 

Listening to others conversations.

Eighteen pence

not all the 

Bit stupid or slow mentally.

Eyes front

 

C***

Faggot

 

Homosexual

Farthing

farthing-coin

quarter of one pence pre 1971 UK money

Filth

 

Police

Fits and starts

shits and farts

Frequently stops and goes.

Fitted up

crime

Falsely accused or convicted

Flim

 

One Pond

Fly be night

 

Person who leaves without warning.

Forty winks

 

Short sleep

Four be two

Jew

Jewish person

Frankie 

Frankie Howard

Coward

Frog and Toad

 

Road

Frogs

 

French people

Garden Gate

 

Eight

Geezer

 

Man

George raft 

 

Draught. 

Geordie

 

From Newcastle area

Ginger beer

queer

Homosexual

Gob

 

Mouth. Excessive talk.

Gone for a Burton

 

Failed

Gordon bennet

 

Expression of surprise.

Grand

money

Thousand Pounds

Grass

 

Informant

Gregory peck

 

Neck

Gregory pecks 

 

Specs

Groin

jewellery

Ring.  (anagram of O ring)

Half inch

crime

Pinch as in steal.

Half a bar

money

Ten shillings (today 50p)

Half a Crown

 

30 pence pre 1971 UK money(today 12 p)

Ham bone

 

Telephone

Hampstead's  

 

(Hampstead heath) Teeth

Hampton

 

Penis

Ha'penny

Half penny-coin

half of one pence pre 1971 UK money

Harry monk

 

Sperm

Hi Ti's

 

Italians

Hit and miss

 

(piss) Urinate

Holy ghost

 

Toast

Home and away

 

Sexual deviant.

Hooter

 

Nose

Hopping pot  

 

Lot. (as in all your getting)

IFFY

 

Not quite right

Iron hoof

poof

Homosexual

Jack Jones

 

Alone. Without company.

Jack n Danny  

fanny

Vagina

Jack n ory 

 

Story

Jacks

money

Five pounds.

Jam jar

 

Car

Jam roll  

dole

Unemployment benefit.

J Arthur

J Arthur rank

Masturbate

Jerry

 

German

Jimmy riddle

piddle

Urinate

Joanna

 

Piano

Jock

 

Scottish person

Joey

money

Silver Thru' penny bit

Jugs

tits

Breasts.

Jump Up

 

Steal from lorries.

Kate and Sydney

steak and kidney

Pie

Kettle

kettle and hob(fob)

Watch as in timepiece

Kite 

 

Bank cheque

Kiting

 

Issuing dud cheques.

Kip

 

Sleep

Knackers

 

Testacles

Krauts

 

Germans

Khyber

Khyber pass

Arse

Lady Godiva

fiver

Five Pounds

Leggit it

 

Ran off

Lift it

crime

steal

Lollied

 

Informed upon

Loop the Loop

 

Soup

Lugs  

 

Ears

Manor

 

Local Area( where one would live)

Mick

 

Irish

Mickey mouse

of goods

Rubbish or inferior

Mickey Mouse

of story or explanation

Lie

Mince pies

 

Eyes

Moby dick

 

Sick

Monkey

of money

Five Hundred Pounds

Monkey brains

 

Idiot

Moolah

 

Cash

Moggy

 

Cat

Muppet

 

idiot

mutt

 

Dog

Mutt n Jeff

 

Deaf

Mutton 

 

Deaf

Nancy Boy

 

Homosexual

Nanny  

nanny goat

Coat

Needle

got the needle

Peeved. Angry.

Nicker

money

One Pound

Nifty

of money

Fifty

Nips

 

Japanese

Nonce

 

Sexual deviant, usually paedophile

North and south

 

Mouth

Nose ache

 

Inquisitive person.

Nugget

money

One Pound

Oats

of sex

Sexual intercourse.

Odds on

 

It probably will happen.

Old man

 

Father or husband

Old woman

 

Mother or wife.

Oily rag

fag

cigarette

Oxford 

oxford scholar

Dollar. Five shillings.

Paddy

 

Irish

Paraffin lamp

 

Tramp. As in destitute person.

pea souper

 

Dense fog

Pearlies 

 

Teeth

Pen and Ink

 

Stink

Peter

 

Prison Cell

Peter

 

Safe. As in bank safe.

Pie and mash 

flash

 

Pins

 

Legs

piss artist

 

Drunkard

pisstaker

 

Someone who mocks.

Plank

 

Slow mentally 

Plates of meat

 

Feet

Plonker

 

Stupid

Ponce

prostitution

Living off prostitutes earnings.

Ponse

general

Someone who lives off others.

pongo

 

Dog

Pony

of money

Twenty Five Pounds

POOF

 

Homosexual

Pork pies

porkies

Lies

Prince

of person

Great character. Helpful .Nice.

Queen

 

Homosexual

Queens park ranger

 

Stranger

Quid

of money

One pound

Rabbit

 

Talk

Radio rental

mental

Mentally challenged

Raspberry  

raspberry tart

Fart

Raspberry  

raspberry ripple

Cripple

Readies

of money

Cash

Richard

Richard the Third

Turd. Excrement.

Ring  

 

Arse

Ringer

cars

Car with number plates of another car.

Ringer

people

Lookalike.

Rocking Horse

Sauce

Condiment

Roger

 

Sexual intercourse

Rosie Lee

 

Tea

Sub

rubadubdub

Short term loan. Usually from employer.

Ruby

ruby Murray

Curry

Rump

 

sexual intercourse

Sandy Mcnabs 

Crabs

Venereal fleas.

Saucepan lid

 

Kid

Score

situation

Position in ongoing situation.  latest news.

Score

money

Twenty pounds

Scotches  

scotch eggs

Legs

Scotch eggs

 

Legs

Scouser

 

Liverpudlian

Shit fer brains

 

Idiot

Shiv

 

Pointed or sharp hand weapon.

Skin  

 

Cigarette paper.

Skint

Borasic Lint

No money.

Sky

sky rocket

Pocket

Slash

 

Urinate

Slaughter

 

Hideout

Slaughtered

 

Overcome.

Smother  

 

Coat

Snout 

prison term

Tobacco or cigarettes.

Snout 

crime

Informant

Spics

 

Italian

spiv

 

Illegal trader.

Spratt

money

tanner or sixpence

Stewart Granger

 

Stranger

Stitched up

 

Falsely accused and/or convicted.

Strides

 

Trousers

Striped

 

Slashed with razor or knife.

Surrey Docks

pox

Venereal disease

Sweaty sock

Jocks

Scottish

Sweeny Todd

flying squad

This term invented by TV program.

Sweet  sweet as

 

Everything in order.

Swipe

crime

Steal

Syrup

syrup of figs

Wig

Taffy

 

Welsh

Tanner

sixpence

6 pence pre 1971 UK money

Taters

 

Cold

Tea leaf

 

Thief

Ten Bob

money

120 pence pre 1971 UK money

Thirty Bob

money

1.50p

Thruppeny bit

money

3 pence pre 1971 UK money

Thruppeny bits

sexual remark

Tits

Tickle

 

Successful crime or business operation.

Time

crime

prison sentence

Tiddly winks  

 

Kids

Toe rag  

 

Person of no worth

Tom

Tom foolery

Jewellery

Tom and dick

 

Sick

Tom mix

 

Six

Tom tit

 

Shit

Ton 

as money

One hundred Pounds

Ton

of speed

One Hundred MPH

Tootsies

 

toes

Touch

nice touch

Successful crime or business operation.

Trouble and Strife

 

Wife

Tufnell 

Tufnell park

Lark. As in taking a liberty, making a joke of something serious.

Tuppeny stamp

 

Tramp. As in destitute person.

Turtle

turtle doves

Gloves

Twirls

 

Keys

Two and eight

 

State. As in a mess. Disorderly.

Two bob

florin

24 pence pre 1971 UK money

Uncles

 

Pawnbroker

Vera Lynn  

 

Gin

Verballed

crime

false or non existent verbal admission by suspect.

Whistle  

whistle and flute

Suit. As in clothes.

Wipe

 

Handkerchief

Willy wonker

Plonker

Stupid

Wonga

 

cash

Wops

 

Mediterranean people

Wrong un

 

Person not to be trusted.

Wunner

money

One Pound

Yanks

 

Americans

Yid

 

Jewish person

You and me

 

Tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

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