Sweeney Todd Cockney Rhyming Slang

Sweeney Todd is cockney rhyming slang for flying squad

Sweeney Todd has always been a well-known rhyming slang expression, but it became widely known and understood by being used as the name of the TV series The Sweeney.

Sweeney Todd himself was a famous (fictional) murdering barber from the Victorian Penny Dreadfuls. He carried out his bloody trade in Fleet Street – near the East End of London.

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

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