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|GUEST,Barrie Roberts||Pop Goes the Weasel - Meaning? (92* d)||RE: Pop Goes the Weasel - Meaning?||01 Apr 04|
'Pop goes the weasel' is nineteenth century London rhyming slang. A 'Weasel' meant a 'Weasel and stoat', ie an overcoat, which was regularly pawned when times got hard. 'Pop' was (and still is) general English slang for 'pawn'.