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Riah Zhuzher Cockney Rhyming Slang


Riah Zhuzher is cockney rhyming slang for hairdresser



Submitted by Danny.
First submitted on May 13, 2012.

Both parts of this phrase come from Polari (sometimes known as “palare”).

“Riah” is back slang for “hair” and is classic Polari.

Some people argue that the word “zhuzh” has much earlier roots, possibly in Yiddish. It’s also spelled zhoosh, joosh, jhoos.


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