syrup of figs
- • Rhyming Slang for for 'wig'. e.g. "See that old bloke over there, is that a syrup he's wearing or what ?".
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syrup (of figs) — n British a wig. A piece of approximate rhyming slang invoking a laxative remedy. ► That is not a syrup. ► I ve got a tenner here says that s a syrup. (Only Fools and Horses, British TV comedy series, 1989) … Contemporary slang
syrup of figs — noun a) A type of laxative made from figs. b) A wig … Wiktionary
syrup of figs — Cockney Rhyming Slang Wig What a syrup … English dialects glossary
syrup of figs — … Useful english dictionary
syrup — noun a) Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid. maple syrup b) (Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig. pancake syrup … Wiktionary
syrup a — wig Rhyming slang on syrup of figs. Usually of one worn by a male, against which the taboo remains stronger in Britain than in America: ... a hairline down to his eyebrows... It can t be an iffy syrup, because he s too drunk to put it… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
syrup — Meaning Wig, from syrup of figs. Origin Cockney rhyming slang … Meaning and origin of phrases
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