A List of Rhyming Words



Rhyming Words are more than slang words. However, these Words have a charm and romance all their own. Here are few selected such Words for your reference. All these words should be used only in informal context.


Hanky-panky:

Noun:

1. Humorous behavior considered improper, but not seriously so

2. Trickery or deception, especially in connection with shady dealings or illicit sexual activity

Example:

Microsoft Corporation does not like any hanky-panky in its premises or among its employees.


Harum-scarum:

Adjective:

Acting or doing in a reckless, impetuous, rash or irresponsible manner

Example:

Salmon Khan is notorious for his harum-scarum deeds.


Heebie-jeebies:

Plural Noun:

A state of nervous fear or anxiety (used with the)

Example:

Most prisoners on death row are overcome by the heebie-jeebies.


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Helter-shelter:

Adjective & Adverb: In disorderly haste or confusion

Example:

During the Humph Mila (in India) stampede, devotees ran helter-shelter.


Heyday:

Noun:

The period of one’s greatest success, prosperity, activity or vigor

Example:

Microsoft Corporation is enjoying its heyday through out the world.


Higgledy-piggledy:

Adverb: In jumbled confusion or disorder

Adjective: Disorderly, jumbled or confused

Example:

When Saddam Hussein was captured, the deposed dictator seemed to be in a higgledy-piggledy state.


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Hillbilly:

Noun-Informal:

An unsophisticated rural person, usually a contemptuous term

Example:

People from some north Indian States are considered to be hillbillies.


Hobnob:

Verb-Informal:

Mix socially, especially with those of higher social status

Example:

Republic Party members are known for hobnobbing with the rich and famous people.


Hobo:

Noun:

1. A vagrant or tramp

2. A migratory worker(chiefly American)

Example:

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, America had many hobos (or hoboes).


Hotchpotch:

Noun:

1. A confused mixture

2. Archaic – A mutton stew with mixed vegetables

Example:

When in a rush to go to office, most bachelors end up cooking some hotchpotch.


Hocus-pocus:

Noun:

1. Meaningless talk used for trickery

2. A form of words used by magicians

Example:

Conmen are very good at hocus-pocus.


Hoi polloi:

Plural Noun –Derogatory:

The common people, the masses (sometimes preceded by the)

Example:

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin never bothered about hoi polloi.


Hoity-toity:

Adjective:

Haughty, arrogant, condescending

Example: The actor Ramah has essayed many hoity-toity roles in films.


Hoodoo:

Noun:

1. Voodoo

2. Bad luck

3. A person or thing that causes bad luck

Example:

Hoodoo is considered a way of life in Haiti.


(By) Hook or by Crook:

Adjective Phrase:

By any possible means-honest or dishonest

Example:

Pakistan wanted to join the Nuclear Club by hook or by crook.


Hubbub:

Noun:

1. A chaotic din caused by a crowd

2. A busy noisy situation

3. Uproar, tumult

Example:

When India beat Pakistan in the One Day series in cricket, there was a hubbub throughout Pakistan.


Huff and puff:

Verb:

1. Blow out noisily, breathe heavily

2. perform a task with great difficulty

Example:

Even minor tasks would make Hardy huff and puff.


Humdrum:

Adjective:

Lacking variety, dull, monotonous, boring

Example:

Life in small cities is sometimes humdrum.


Humpty-dumpty:

Noun-Informal:

1. A short fat person

2. A person or a thing that can be restored, once overthrown

Example:

Many dictators are humpty-dumpty characters.


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Hunky-dory:

Adjective-Informal: Excellent, fine

Example: The relationship between the United States and India now seems hunky-dory.


Hurly- burly:

Noun: Busy, boisterous activity, uproar, confusion

Adjective: Disorderly or confused

Example:

In the hurly-burly of the office, you must learn to keep your cool.


Hush-hush:

Adjective-Informal:

Highly secret or confidential

Example:

Working as an undercover agent requires a person to lead a hush-hush life.


Hustle and bustle:

Noun: Excited, hurried activity and movement

Verb: Move energetically, hurriedly and noisily

Example:

In Mumbai, there is a lot of hustle and bustle.

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