What is monkey a slang term for?
slang. a butt of derision; someone made to look a fool (esp in the phrase make a monkey of)
#5. MONKEY. Origin: UK via India. Meaning: London slang for £500. Derived from the 500 Rupee banknote, which featured a monkey.
The term was coined by British soldiers returning from India where the 500 rupee note of that era had a picture of a monkey on it. They used the term monkey for 500 rupees and on returning to England the saying was converted to sterling to mean £500.
: an ugly or brutal man. : thug, goon.
pony and trap (uncountable) (Cockney rhyming slang) Crap; rubbish, nonsense. (Cockney rhyming slang) Excrement; the act of defecation.
Kettle and hob = watch
This is a confusing phrase as it doesn't rhyme with its modern-day meaning. The term means watch, which stemmed from a 'fob' watch which was a pocket watch attached to the body with a small chain. The kettle used to boil on the hob of a stove… hence the rhyme.
The even grimmer thing is "bacon" is also cockney rhyming slang for a pervert – I'm giving Clarkson the benefit of the doubt but it's even less of a good look.
(Cockney rhyming slang) Sweetheart (from treacle tart).
Where do the terms 'monkey' and 'pony' come from? Whilst this is not cemented in fact, the widely held belief is that the terms came from soldiers returning to Britain from India. Old Indian rupee banknotes had animals on them and it is said that the 500 rupee note had a monkey on it and the 25 rupee featured a pony.
When a player calls for a monkey, he is begging the blackjack dealer to give him a ten or a face card (so, a ten, jack, queen, or king).
What does a pony mean in money?
To "pony up" in America is to pay some amount you owe, usually a large amount of money. Also, a "pony" could be a small amount of liquor or a small bottle of liquor. Also, a "pony" could be a cheat sheet or other material used in a test by students.
The 🦍 emoji means "Apes together strong." This is a quote from the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The quote was adopted on Reddit as a motto for ordinary people who band together to make money off the stock market.
A person who's especially ambitious or fierce might also be called a tiger. The word may share a root with the Old Persian tigra-, "sharp."
Adjective. elephant's (comparative more elephant's, superlative most elephant's) (Cockney rhyming slang) drunk (intoxicated with alcohol)
Khazi. Another slightly dated alternative word to the toilet, 'khazi' (also spelt karzy, kharsie or carzey) is derived from the low Cockney word 'carsey', meaning a privy. It has its roots in the nineteenth century, but gained popular usage during the twentieth century.
bob = shilling (1/-), although in recent times now means a pound or a dollar in certain regions. Historically bob was slang for a British shilling (Twelve old pence, pre-decimalisation - and twenty shillings to a pound).
He's mustard, for example, means “He's great.” It's this idea, of mustard as “excellent” or “great,” that seems to be at work in cut the mustard.
On the subject of 'bins' this expression is the cockney rhyming slang for glasses, as in reading glasses, so if someone is having trouble looking up a number in a telephone book you might say put on your 'bins'.
Another example is to "have a butcher's" for to have a look, from "butcher's hook".
The term "raspberry" derives from the Cockney rhyming slang "raspberry tart" for "fart" (that is, "blowing a fart").
What does Doris mean in slang?
(Britain, slang) One's girlfriend, wife or significant other.
For instance, “Aunt Joanna” means “piano.” That's because in cockney English, “piano” is pronounced “pianna,” which rhymes with “Joanna.”
(slang, humorous) to rip off; to steal, cheat or swindle; to scam.
Cockney rhyming slang for a fiver is a 'Lady Godiva', and the group the Commodores are best-known for their song 'Three Times A Lady'. 5.
Bob – The subject of great debate, as the origins of this nickname are unclear although we do know that usage of bob for shilling dates back to the late 1700s. Brewer's 1870 Dictionary of Phrase and Fable states that 'bob' could be derived from 'Bawbee', which was 16-19th century slang for a half-penny.
kitty noun (MONEY)
an amount of money that is made up of small amounts given by different people, used by them for an agreed purpose: We all put $20 in/into the kitty to cover the cost of food.
the Four Hundred US the most exclusive or affluent social clique in a particular place. Slang. Emoji. Acronyms.
When dealers show their hands-- called 'clearing the hands'-- they motion to the camera that nothing is in their hands. The clapping from the dealer prior to this is intended to dislodge anything that might have been there.
Number 7 and online slots
Due to its associations with good luck and fortune, it's unsurprising that the number seven has infiltrated the world of online slots and casino slot machines.
|Pony||A slang term for £25.|
|Price||Often referred to as odds. The chance a horse has been given by the market to win the race.|
|Return||The amount of money to be returned to the person who placed a bet if it wins.|
What's a pineapple money?
A fifty-dollar note is also known colloquially as a "pineapple" or the "Big Pineapple" because of its yellow colour. The $100 note is currently green and is known colloquially as an "avocado" or "green tree frog", but between 1984 and 1996 it was grey, and was called a grey nurse (a type of shark).
The twenty-dollar note is referred to as a lobster, while the fifty-dollar note is called a pineapple, and don't we all want to get our hands on a few jolly green giants, that is, hundred-dollar notes? And what about the dozens of other slang terms relating to money.
Etymology. From Cheddar cheese. The slang use meaning "money, currency" may be derived from association with cheese (“wealth”), probably from Persian چیز (čīz, “thing”).
Translation: You'll get a good look down the road. Frog is cockney-rhyming slang, short for frog and toad, meaning road.
Snake is a widely used term for an untrustworthy person, especially deceitful men in romantic contexts.
clod = a penny (1d). Clod was also used for other old copper coins. From cockney rhyming slang clodhopper (= copper). A clod is a lump of earth.
A Ruby Murray – or a Ruby, for short – is a well-known Cockney phrase for a curry.
ducky in British English
or duckie (ˈdʌkɪ ) informal. nounWord forms: plural duckies. British. darling or dear: used as a term of endearment. adjective.
Gary Glitter (plural Gary Glitters) (UK, vulgar, slang, idiomatic) The anus, especially in the context of anal sex. quotations ▼
(countable, chiefly UK, slang, often with "right" and/or "proper") A fool.
What does Bullocks mean in Scotland?
It has been suggested that bollocks came to have its modern meaning of "nonsense" because some clergymen were notorious for talking nonsense during their sermons.
Definition of slapper
noun. British slang a promiscuous woman.
Snack is an internet slang term that conveys that a person is considered attractive or sexy.
Key Takeaways. "Quid" is a slang expression for the British pound sterling, or the British pound (GBP), the currency of the United Kingdom (U.K.). A quid equals 100 pence and is believed to come from the Latin phrase “quid pro quo,” meaning "something for something."
Source: Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable Author(s): Russ Willey. 'Piddle' in cockney rhyming slang, meaning to urinate.
To be on one's Jack Jones is to be alone; on one's own. This imperfect piece of cockney rhyming slang appears to derive from the music hall song 'E Dunno Where 'E Are, written in the early 1890s by Fred Eplett and made famous by Gus Elen.