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Definitions of cockney

  1. characteristic of Cockneys or their dialect; "cockney vowels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a native of the east end of London Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. relating to or resembling a cockney; "Cockney street urchins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. An effeminate person; a spoilt child. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of or relating to, or like, cockneys. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A native or resident of the city of London; - used contemptuously. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A Londoner; the name given to one born within sound of the bells of Bow Church, Cheapside; an uneducated Londoner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Byname for a native of the city of London. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A native of London. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A Londoner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Pertaining to a cockney. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A native of London, by way of contempt; an effeminate person, or one nurtured into softness and indolence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An anc. nickname for a citizen of London-now applied by way of contempt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A native or resident of the city of London; -- used contemptuously. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. A native or resident of the city of London, especially one living in the East End district; sometimes used contemptuously. dictgcide_fs
  17. the distinctive dialect of a cockney{2}. dictgcide_fs
  18. kok'ne, n. (Shak.) an affected, effeminate person, knowing the manners of the town, but a stranger to what every child else knows: a townsman as opposed to a countryman: one born in London, but strictly in a particular part of London.--ns. COCK'NEYDOM, the domain of Cockneys; COCKNEYFIC[=A]'TION.--v.t. COCK'NEYFY, to make Cockney.--adj. COCK'NEYISH.--n. COCK'NEYISM, the dialect or manners of a Cockney.--THE COCKNEY SCHOOL, a school of writers belonging to London, who flourished in the first half of the nineteenth century. [M. E. coken-ey, prob. lit. 'cock's egg;' cf. Fr. coco, an egg, a darling, a chap. Others would connect with Fr. coquin, a rogue--L. coquus, a cook.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. (Characteristic of a) native of London (usu. contemptuous, esp. c. accent). Hence cockneydom, cockneyese, nn., cockneyfy v.t., cockneyish a., cockneyism n., cockneyize v.t. & i. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. This name for a citizen of London is as old as the twelfth century, being found in some verses attributed to Hugh Bagot, Earl of Norfolk, in the reign of Henry II. See Cocagne. C. school, a nickname which J. G. Lockhart hoped to give to a school of writers, including Shelley, Keats, Hazlitt, and Leigh Hunt, whom he thought vulgar. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [English] An effeminate person; —a resident of the city of London. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. A native of London ; any esseminate, low citizen. Complete Dictionary

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