noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from tit for tat, rhyming slang for hat Date: circa 1930 British hat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • titfer — /tit feuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. hat. [1895 1900; rhyming slang, shortening of tit for tat] * * * …   Universalium

  • titfer — noun A hat …   Wiktionary

  • Titfer — 1) a hat; 2) a rat, non unionist …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • titfer — Australian Slang 1. a hat; 2. a rat, non unionist …   English dialects glossary

  • titfer — Meaning Hat. Shortened form of tit for tat . Origin Cockney rhyming slang …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • titfer — n British a hat. One of the best known examples of rhyming slang (from the cliche tit for tat ), the term probably dates from the end of the 19th century and is still heard …   Contemporary slang

  • titfer — n. (British) hat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • titfer — noun Brit. informal a hat. Origin 1930s: abbrev. of rhyming sl. tit for tat …   English new terms dictionary

  • titfer — noun (C) BrE old fashioned slang a hat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • titfer — Noun. A hat. Cockney rhyming slang from tit for tat …   English slang and colloquialisms

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