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Meaning of COCKNEY

Pronunciation:  'kâknee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
  2. [n]  a native of the east end of London
  3. [adj]  relating to or resembling a cockney; "Cockney street urchins"
  4. [adj]  characteristic of Cockneys or their dialect; "cockney vowels"

COCKNEY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: English, English language, Londoner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cock"ney\ (k[o^]k"n[y^]), n.; pl. {Cockneys} (-n[i^]z).
    [OE. cocknay, cokenay, a spoiled child, effeminate person, an
    egg; prob. orig. a cock's egg, a small imperfect egg; OE. cok
    cock + nay, neye, for ey egg (cf. {Newt}), AS. [ae]g. See 1st
    {Cock}, {Egg}, n.]
    1. An effeminate person; a spoilt child. ``A young heir or
       cockney, that is his mother's darling.'' --Nash (1592).
             This great lubber, the world, will prove a cockney.
    2. A native or resident of the city of London; -- used
             A cockney in a rural village was stared at as much
             as if he had entered a kraal of Hottentots.
  2. \Cock"ney\, a.
    Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.
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