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The meaning of "khyber pass"

" Khyber pass "
Cockney rhyming slang for arse.
That was really insulting to my mother. When he bends over he's going to get a good kick up the khyber.
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Mainly Britain. Note that the original pronunciation of 'pass' would have been 'parse', to rhyme with 'arse'. This reflects the 'long r' vocalisation of Cockneys. Current pronunciation depends on where you come from
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