Sherbert Dip Cockney Rhyming Slang
Sherbert Dip is cockney rhyming slang for sip
Peter Collins says this is used around the City financial district, originated with brokers – who were often to be found having a few sherberts after work (or even during).
We have certainly heard the phrase sherbert used many times for alcoholic drinks, especially lagers or beers.
Submitted by two excellent peeps: Peter Collins and John Simpson.
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