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Oily Rag

Oily Rag is Cockney slang for Fag.

In Britain the word fag means a cigarette. It is not connected with US word fag meaning homosexual.

Credit: contributed by Danny on 21-Apr-2000.


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Classic 158 times. Modern 25 times. Mockney 37 times.

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