China plate

good mate (rhyming slang 'china plate' = 'mate')

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • china plate — I Australian Slang good mate (rhyming slang china plate = mate ) II Cockney Rhyming Slang Mate How are you, my old china? …   English dialects glossary

  • china plate — Meaning Mate (friend). Origin Cockney rhyming slang …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • The China Plate — L Assiette de porcelaine L Assiette de porcelaine est un court métrage d animation américain, en noir et blanc de la série des Silly Symphonies réalisé par Wilfred Jackson, sorti le 25 mai 1929. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Old china plate — old mate …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • old china plate — Australian Slang old mate …   English dialects glossary

  • china — ► NOUN 1) a fine white or translucent ceramic material. 2) household objects made from china. 3) Brit. informal a friend. [ORIGIN: from rhyming slang china plate «mate».] ORIGIN from Persian, relating to China …   English terms dictionary

  • china — I Australian Slang (old) friend (rhyming slang china plate = mate ) II Scottish Vernacular Dictionary pal...close friend. I come from Glasgow and know this word well but have never seen it in any dictionary. III South African Slang Origin:… …   English dialects glossary

  • china — n. & adj. n. 1 a kind of fine white or translucent ceramic ware, porcelain, etc. 2 things made from ceramic, esp. household tableware. 3 rhymingsl. one s mate , i.e. husband or wife (short for china plate). adj. made of china. Phrases and idioms …   Useful english dictionary

  • china — I. /ˈtʃaɪnə / (say chuynuh) noun 1. a vitreous, translucent earthenware, originally produced in China. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, etc., collectively. 4. figurines of porcelain, especially a collection. –adjective 5. made of china. 6 …   Australian English dictionary

  • china — noun 1》 a fine white or translucent vitrified ceramic material.     ↘household tableware or other objects made from china. 2》 Brit. informal a friend. [from rhyming sl. china plate mate .] Origin C16: from Pers. chīnī relating to China …   English new terms dictionary


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