Lady Godiva

• Rhyming Slang for fiver, "five pounds".

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  • Lady Godiva — Godiva (or Godgifu) (c. 980 1067) [Roy Palmer (1976) The Folklore of Warwickshire : 134] [ [ The Historical Godiva ] , Octavia Randolph] was an Anglo Saxon noblewoman who, according to… …   Wikipedia

  • Lady Godiva — Godiva Lady Godiva, par John Collier, 1898 Godiva (Lady Godiva, aussi appelée Godgifu) était une dame saxonne qui, d après la légende, a traversé nue à cheval les rues de Coventry, en Angleterre, vers l an 1000, afin de convaincre son mari de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lady Godiva — von John Collier, ca. 1898 G …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lady Godiva — Para otros usos de este término, véase Godiva. Lady Godiva, por John Collier, ca 1897. Lady Godiva (principios del siglo XI) fue una dama anglosajona, famosa por su belleza y su bondad casada con Leofric (968–1057), conde de Chester y de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lady Godiva — noun according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lady Godiva — ➡ Godiva * * * …   Universalium

  • Lady Godiva —    see Godiva …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Lady Godiva — Cockney Rhyming Slang Fiver (5 pound note) Ere, that bloke still owes me lady! …   English dialects glossary

  • Lady (Godiva) — n British a. a £5 note, a sum of £5. London rhyming slang for fiver. The phrase is still heard, although alternatives such as deep sea diver are now probably more popular. Compare commodore b. £5 million, in the slang of city traders since the… …   Contemporary slang

  • Lady Godiva — La|dy Go|di|va [ ,leıdi gə daıvə ] a woman who rode with no clothes on through an English town in the 11th century as a protest against high taxes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lady Godiva — n. (c. 1040 1080) English noblewoman who (according to legend) rode naked through the streets of Coventry (England) to spare its citizens from a tax to be imposed by her husband …   English contemporary dictionary

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