hovis

hovis
Adj. Dead. A progression from the rhyming slang ' brown bread', meaning dead; Hovis is a manufacturer of bread, particularly renowned for its production of brown bread. E.g."He's hovis when I catch him."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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