Definition of Cockneyisms

1. Noun. (plural of cockneyism) ¹

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Definition of Cockneyisms

1. cockneyism [n] - See also: cockneyism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockneyisms

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

Literary usage of Cockneyisms

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1. The Massachusetts Teacher (1854)
"speak better English than gentlemen, to exclude this and all other cockneyisms from their society, and to teach their children to shun these vulgar ..."

2. Sketches of Germany and the Germans: With a Glance at Poland, Hungary by Edmund Spencer (1836)
"... the Crown Prince—Military—Political Observations—Society at Berlin —National character—Berlin cockneyisms—Mode of living—Military despotism—Potsdam—Tomb ..."

3. Rural Essays by Andrew Jackson Downing (1858)
"... with each other and with their uses ; and that no cockneyisms, no imitations of city splendor, had violated the simplicity and modesty of the country. ..."

4. Glasgow, Past and Present: Illustrated in Dean of Guild Court Reports and in by Aliquis, James Pagan, J. B., Robert Reid (1856)
"At this time the head waiter of the City Coffee House was a cockney of the first water, who not only murdered the English language with cockneyisms, ..."

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