Definition of Cockney

1. Noun. A native of the east end of London.

Generic synonyms: Londoner

2. Adjective. Characteristic of Cockneys or their dialect. "Cockney vowels"

3. Noun. The nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London.
Generic synonyms: English, English Language

4. Adjective. Relating to or resembling a cockney. "Cockney street urchins"

Definition of Cockney

1. n. An effeminate person; a spoilt child.

2. a. Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.

Definition of Cockney

1. Adjective. From the East End of London. ¹

2. Proper noun. Any native of London who was born within the sound of ''Bow Bells'', ''St Mary-le-Bow'' church Cheapside, in the City of London. ¹

3. Proper noun. The dialect or accent of such natives. ¹

4. Noun. a native or inhabitant of parts of the East End of London ¹

5. Noun. the accent and speech mannerisms of these people ¹

6. Adjective. of, or relating to these people or their accent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cockney

1. a resident of the East End of London [n -NEYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockney

cockless
cocklicker
cocklickers
cocklike
cockling
cockloft
cocklofts
cockmaster
cockmasters
cockmatch
cockmatches
cockmunch
cockmuncher
cockmunchers
cockmunches
cockney (current term)
cockneycality
cockneyfication
cockneyfications
cockneyfied
cockneyfies
cockneyfy
cockneyfying
cockneyish
cockneyism
cockneyisms
cockneys
cocknify
cockpit
cockpit recorder

Literary usage of Cockney

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1821)
"It has saved them an expenditure, disproportionate to their means, in argument and wit : they have written cockney against a writer, when they have been ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1819)
"Why is it that they seem to think the world has no right to hear one single word about any other persons than Hunt, the cockney Homer, Hazlitt, the cockney ..."

3. Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats by Barnette Miller (1910)
"CHAPTER V Characteristics of the " cockney School"—Reasons for Tory enmity— Establishment of Blackwood's Magazine and the Quarterly Review—Their methods of ..."

4. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"The LONDONER or cockney pronounces w for v, and ;; for w ; weal for veal; ... of w and v is the most offensive peculiarity of the cockney dialect. ..."

5. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"CHAPTER IX ADVENTURERS AFLOAT AND ASHORE 1. cockney ... charm of Scott's novels, the matter-of-fact found delight in the cockney sketches of Pierce Egan. ..."

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