Derby Kelly Cockney Rhyming Slang


Derby Kelly is cockney rhyming slang for belly

Man with a big belly


Derby Kelly is proper old cockney slang. Immortalised by Harry Champion in the song Boiled Beef and Carrots.

Boiled beef and carrots,
Boiled beef and carrots,
That’s the stuff for your “Derby Kell”,
Makes you fit and keeps you well.
Don’t live like vegetarians
On food they give to parrots,
Blow out your kite, from Morn ’til night,
On boiled beef and carrots.

It was also mentioned in the song “Any Old Iron”.


Submitted by Danny.
First submitted on April 21, 2000.


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