Alf Garnett is cockney rhyming slang for Hair

Man with big hair

💬 “Been in the barbers to get something done about me Alf Garnett

Double Slang. Alf Garnett is a rhyme for Barnet (from Barnet Fair). Barnet Fair is in turn slang for hair.

See also Aris for more Double Slang.

Alf Garnett was a famous Cockney character in the British sitcoms Till Death Do Us Part, and In Sickness and In Health, played by Warren Mitchell.

Alf Garnett was a misanthropic, small-time racist, thwarted by the world changing around him.

Because he was completely bald, it’s no wonder that his name became rhyming slang for hair.

Submitted by Anon.
First submitted on October 21, 2004.

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