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rhym'ing slang"

1. a form of slang in which a rhyming word or phrase is substituted for the word intended, as Kate and Sidney for steak and kidney or khaki rocks for army socks.
2. a further removal from the original word intended by ellipsis of the rhyming part, as titfer for tit for tat for hat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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