Polari definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A cant employed by the homosexual community in Britain, within the London fishmarkets, plus the theatre, attested since about the nineteenth century and popularised inside 1950s and sixties because of the camp characters Julian and Sandy in the popular BBC radio program Round the Horne.
    • A cant used by the Romani people into the theater, fairgrounds, and circuses of Britain.

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