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Rhyming Compounds

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This page contains alphaDictionary's current glossary of rhyming compounds organized in alphabetical order. Asterisks mark the latest additions to our ever-growing glossary. For details, read Dr. Goodword's essay on sing-songy rhyming compounds in English. Click here for the same glossary listed by category.
English Rhyming Compounds
WordDefinitionType
argle-bargleArgument or fightRhyming
artsy-fartsyFake-artRhyming
backpackSatchel carried on backRhyming
bigwigImportant personRhyming
black-jackCard gameRhyming
bogoBuy one, get one (free)Rhyming
boogie-woogieFast jazz danceRhyming
boob tubeTelevision setRhyming
bric-a-bracCheap decorative objectsAlliterative
candy-shmandyCandy my eye!SH-Rule
car-shmarCar my eye!SH-Rule
cha-chingThe sound of a cash register.Alliterative
chit-chatIdle talkAlliterative
chitter-chatterIdle talkAlliterative
chug-a-lugTo drink down in one swallowRhyming
claptrapCheap talkRhyming
clickety-clackHeavy clickingComplex
cock-a-doodle-dooRooster soundComplex
cock-a-leekieChicken-leek soupComplex
CocoFrench nicknameDuplicative
couscousSteamed semolinaDuplicative
creepy-crawlyA small flightless frightening creatureAlliterative
crisscross To move back & forth Alliterative
dadaismAbsurdist artDuplicative
dilly-dallyDawdle, move slowlyAlliterative
dingalingBell sound; foolish personComplex
ding-dongBell soundAlliterative
doodadTrinketAlliterative
fancy-shmancyFancy my eye!SH-Rule
fast trackExpedited serviceRhyming
fiddle-faddleNonsenseAlliterative
FifiFrench nicknameDuplicative
fishy-shmishyFishy my eye!SH-Rule
flibbertigibbetA talkative airheadComplex
flim-flamCon gameAlliterative
flip-flopThong slippers, change of mindAlliterative
flotsam-jetsamSea garbageAlliterative
fribble-frabbleNonsenseAlliterative
frou-frouFussy stuff added to attireDuplicative
fuddy-duddyOld-fashioned personRhyming
fuss budgetFussy personComplex
gibble-gabbleNonsense talk, drivelAlliterative
GigiFrench nicknameDuplicative
gogoFast paced (music)Duplicative
goo-gooBaby talk.Duplicative
goody-goodyA smugly or affectedly virtuous person.Duplicative
ha-haNormal laughDuplicative
handy-dandyQuite usefulRhyming
hanky-pankyQuestionable activityRhyming
heebie-jeebiesChills of frightRhyming
hee-hawMule soundAlliterative
hee-heeHigh-pitched laughDuplicative
he-heConniving laughDuplicative
helter-skelterin all directionsRhyming
hi-fiHigh quality soundRhyming
higgledy-piggledyDisorganizedRhyming
hip-hopChanting musicAlliterative
hippety-hopHoppingComplex
hobnobHang around withRhyming
hocus-pocusTrickeryRhyming
ho-hoDeep laughDuplicative
hoi-poloiOrdinary peopleRhyming
hoity-toityShowing offRhyming
hokey-pokeyDance, ice creamRhyming
holus-bolusAll togetherRhyming
honky-tonkSleazy saloonRhyming
hootchy-kootchyErotic danceRhyming
hotshotImportant personRhyming
hubba-hubbaDisparaging salute to womenDuplicative
hubble-bubbleNoisy confusion of soundsRhyming
hubbly-bubblyHookahRhyming
hugger-muggerSecrecy; in secretRhyming
hubbubNoisy confusion of soundsRhyming
humdrumBoringly routine.Rhyming
Humpty-DumptyNursery rhyme name (egg)Rhyming
hunky-doryOK, alrightComplex
hurdy-gurdyCranked musical instrumentRhyming
hurly-burlyTumult, bustle, confusionRhyming
itsy-bitsyVery, very littleRhyming
itty-bittyVery, very littleRhyming
jelly bellyProtruding stomachRhyming
jiggery-pokeryTrickeryComplex
jim-jamsPajamas; the jitters (archaic)Alliterative
jingle-jangleSound of metallic piecesAlliterative
Ju-jubesCommercial candy nameRhyming
KitKatCommercial candy nameAlliterative
kitty-catA catAlliterative
klip-klopSound of hoovesAlliterative
knick-knackTrinketAlliterative
legal beagleAgressive lawyerRhyming
lickety-splitFastComplex
linsey-woolseyCoarse wool fabricComplex
litty-bittyVery, very littleRhyming
loosey-gooseyVery relaxedRhyming
lovey-doveyAffectionate(ly)Rhyming
mau-mauTo terrorizeDuplicative
miminy-piminyPrim and properRhyming
MimiFrench nicknameDuplicative
moo-juiceMilkComplex
mumbo-jumboUnintelligible speechRhyming
nid-nodNod repeatedlyAlliterative
niddle-noddleNod unsteadilyAlliterative
nightlightSmall electric lightRhyming
niminy-piminyPrim and properRhyming
nitty-grittyThe essenceRhyming
nitwitDumb personRhyming
nolens-volensLike it or notRhyming
okey-dokeyOKRhyming
oops-a-daiseyExclamation for a fall or liftingComplex
pall-mallOld stick-and-ball gameRhyming
palsy-walsySuspiciously friendlyRhyming
peeweeVery smallAlliterative
pell-mellIn a rushRhyming
pish-posh!NonsenseAlliterative
Pit-PatTV show characterAlliterative
pitter-patterSound of little feetAlliterative
poo-pooPoopDuplicative
pooh-poohDismiss as trivialDuplicative
pooper-scooperPet dropping scoopRhyming
prime timeTV programming 8 to 11 PMRhyming
prittle-prattleIdle chatter, babbleAlliterative
raggle-taggleStrangely mixedRhyming
ragtagRagged, disorganizedRhyming
ratta-tat(-tat)Drum roll, drum soundRhyming
razzle-dazzleShowinessRhyming
razzmatazzDazzling displayComplex
rickrackZigzag trim for clothingAlliterative
riff-raffLow life, worthless peopleAlliterative
roly-polyRoundRhyming
roister-doisterLoud-mouth, cut-up, show-offRhyming
rooty-toot(-toot)Sound of brass instrumentRhyming
salary-shmalarySalary my eye!SH-Rule
Scooby-DooThe name of a cartoon dog.Rhyming
seesawA teeter-totter; to go back and forthAlliterative
shilly-shallyDelay, lag behindRhyming
silly WillyCasual nicknameRhyming
sing-songBoringly monotonicRhyming
slangwhangRant nonsenseRhyming
slap-happyCrazy happy; dizzy from beatingsComplex
slo-moSlow motion (movies)Rhyming
SohoArea of LondonRhyming
tee-heeHigh pitched laughRhyming
teeter-totterWobble; a see-sawAlliterative
Tex-MexTexas-MexicanRhyming
tick-tockSound of an old clockAlliterative
tipsy-topsyHead over heelsAlliterative
tittle-tattleIdle chatterAlliterative
topsy-turvyConfusedComplex
tutti-fruttiItalian ice cream flavorRhyming
twiddle-twaddleGab, superficial talkAlliterative
Tweedledum & TweedledeeTwo things virtually identicalAlliterative
voodooCaribbean magicRhyming
walkie-talkieTwo-way hand-held portable radio.Rhyming
wiggle-waggleWaggling back and forthAlliterative
whipper-snapperAn upstartAlliterative
whing-dingWild partyRhyming
whirly-birdHelicopterComplex
wing-dingWild partyRhyming
wi-fiWideband wireless networkRhyming
willy-nillyLike it or not; randomlyRhyming
wishy-washyIndecisive, vacillatingAlliterative
yadda-yadda-yaddaEtc., chatter, verbiageDuplicative
yackety-yackDroning chatterComplex
zig-zagMove back and forthAlliterative
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