Definition of Cockneyish

1. a. Characteristic of, or resembling, cockneys.

Definition of Cockneyish

1. Adjective. Characteristic of, or resembling, Cockneys. ¹

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Definition of Cockneyish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockneyish

cockmasters
cockmatch
cockmatches
cockmunch
cockmuncher
cockmunchers
cockmunches
cockney
cockneycality
cockneyfication
cockneyfications
cockneyfied
cockneyfies
cockneyfy
cockneyfying
cockneyish (current term)
cockneyism
cockneyisms
cockneys
cocknify
cockpit
cockpit recorder
cockpit voice recorder
cockpits
cockroach
cockroach taxi
cockroaches
cockroachlike
cockroachy
cocks

Literary usage of Cockneyish

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1. A New Home--who'll Follow?: Or, Glimpses of Western Life by Caroline Matilda Kirkland (1839)
"... observer of men and things, consoled myself for this derogatory view of Montacute gentility, by thinking, " All city people are so cockneyish ! ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"12. Writes like a man; that is the reason why men of sense and women of spirit are attracted by his style. There is nothing effeminate, cockneyish, ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"Almost all people wax cockneyish as they get old ; and we freely confess here, where there are none to overhear us but these Tors, and they will be mum, ..."

4. American Literature by Julian Willis Abernethy (1902)
"To him Boston was " the hub of the universe," and for everything within sight of the State House dome he exhibited a kind of cockneyish devotion. ..."

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