Jam Jar (n):

Cockney Rhyming Slang

1. Jam jar rhymes with car. So jam jar means car. A private motor vehicle. The full phrase , jam jar, is always used. This phrase conjures up visions of a ford escort with the names Trevor and Sharon written on the windscreen. This is classic Cockney rhyming slang. It is necessary to use the whole phrase "jam jar", it is not possible to use jam on its own.
For example: I crashed my jam jar into a wall last night.
I haven't got any tax, MOT or insurance for my jam jar.
He is looking for a new jam jar because his present one is an old banger.

2. In normal speech a cylindrical glass container for jam. When you buy a jar of jam it comes in a jam jar.
For example: I dropped a jam jar and it smasshe on the floor.
I'll put these flowers in this jam jar with some water.

Transcript:
J is for jam jar. OK. Another Cockney rhyming slang. Jam jar. A jar, a glass container, for jam. No. Jam jar, car. Cockney rhyming slang, it rhymes. Jam jar rhymes with car. So, for example: You should see the jam jar parked down on the street. It's beautiful. You should see the car parked down on the street. It's beautiful. My jam jar broke down this morning. My car broke down this morning. It's impossible to park your jam jar anywhere in London. They charge you twenty pounds to enter London in your jam jar. OK. In your car. So, there you are, jam jar, car. Another Cockney rhyming slang phrase. Thanks for watching and I'll see you in another video. Bye for now.
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