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Re: Kettle

Posted by ESC on August 05, 2004

In Reply to: Slang posted by reynolds on August 04, 2004

: I remember a watch was refered to as a 'kettle' in the sixties in south london and a party was a 'cabbage,'does anyone know why?

I don't know why. Here's what I found:

KETTLE . Dated, mainly criminals' slang: applied to a watch. From "Oxford Dictionary of Slang" by John Ayto (Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York, 1999).