jam jar

n
British
a car. A piece of rhyming slang which dates from the 1920s and is still in use in working-class London speech. An alternative is 'la-di (dah)'.
► 'He had to blag a jam jar for the getaway.' (Recorded, petty criminal, Vauxhall, Lon-don, 1976)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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