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Sep 4, 2018
This week’s theme
Words coined by rhyming slang

This week’s words
raspberry
titfer
oscar
boracic
scooby

titfer
Titfer tilting machine
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titfer

PRONUNCIATION:
(TIT-fuhr)

MEANING:
noun: Hat.

ETYMOLOGY:
Rhyming slang, tit for tat ⇨ hat. Earliest documented use: 1927.

USAGE:
“My ex gets a Panama hat, aka Kerry Packer’s titfer.”
Daphne Guinness; Christmas Gift Guide; Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Nov 24, 2007.

See more usage examples of titfer in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul. -Mary Renault, novelist (4 Sep 1905-1983)

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