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Pronounced: KYOO-buht, noun

Notes: Anyone with some familiarity with the Bible probably knows this word, but this is one that I found the background interesting.


Yesterday’s word

The word titfer is rhyming slang for “hat”

Background / Comments

As in the case with rhyming slang, there is a fairly well-know expression (tit for tat); hat rhymes with tat, and, with compression, what’s left becomes titfer.

First usage

This word showed up around 1925.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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