|1.||playing the dozens|
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."
|2.||playing the dozens|
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.