A rhyming insult contest between two or more urban youths.
"Jimmy and Frank played the dozens and Jimmy was winning until he said somethin' about Frank's Mama."
1.A pursuit, native to Southside black youths, the prime practioners thereof, in which each attempts to outwit the other by deriding him with a greater and more prodigious succession of epithehs
3.Metaphorically-any two(or more) individauls who publicly exchange epitheths or have a public(esp.ongoing) altercation(particularly as a juxtapasisiton descrbing those who have probably never in their lives been on the South Side)
1.The two friends played the dozens.
2.Politician X played the dozens with Politican Y.