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Cockney rhyming slang is one of the more entertaining linguistic novelties to come out of England. Recent news shows that not only is Cockney alive and well – its spreading around the world through top level film and sports alike. Case in point: Brad Pitt has announced he wants to tackle a Cockney role in his next movie.
Pitt has already tackled an obscure UK linguistic achievement in the past by taking on the role of a ‘Pikey’ in the film [...]
A British poll showed that Cockney is slowly dying out. Cockney is a dialect that is mostly associated with the London working class. The language is being replaced by non-rhyming expressions that have come about due to the effects of text messaging and other jargons invented by the youth. A survey of 2,000 people revealed that most of them did not know some of the common Cockney words, and even those who did confessed to not having used the language in more than 6 months. [...]
Cockney rhyming slang is a form of slang in which a word is referred to by another word or term that rhymes with it. Rhyming slang exists to some extent in many languages, but in English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London.
This dictionary is a plain text dictionary (html), so you can browse it online or save the html page to your hard drive for offline consultation.
This dictionary was made by Bertrand Girardi.
List status: free of rights
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: December 22, 2006