drum and fife n.
1. (also duchess, Duchess of Fife) a wife.
|Truth (Brisbane) 28 Sept. 2/3: [I]t’s a good thing for any man to take unto himself a drum and fife.|
|Dict. of Rhy. Sl. 50/2: drum and fife (1) Wife.|
|Rhy. Cockney Sl.|
|Wicked Cockney Rhy. Sl. 28: Duchess of Fife wife.|
|Dirty Cockney Rhy. Sl. 48: drum and fife wife.|
2. (also Duke of Fife) a knife.
|(con. WWI) Soldier and Sailor Words 84: Duke Of Fife: Knife.|
|Dict. of Rhy. Sl. 59/2: (2) knife.|
|Up the Frog.|
|Wicked Cockney Rhy. Sl.|