cockney definition

  • noun:
    • A native of East End of London.
    • The dialect or accent for the locals for the East End of London.
    • a native or inhabitant of parts of the east-end of London
    • the accent and speech mannerisms of those individuals
    • An effeminate individual; a spoilt kid.
    • A native or citizen of this town of London, especially one residing the east-end district; -- often used contemptuously.
    • the unique dialect of a cockney{2}.
    • A spoiled youngster; hence, a foolish or effeminate person; a simpleton: frequently utilized as a phrase of reproach without a very obvious signification.
    • In the following passages the meaning of the word is uncertain. It is conjectured to mean, in the first three, “a cock” or “a cook,” etc.; in the last, “a cook.”
    • A native or a permanent citizen of London: used slightingly or by means of contempt, and usually with allusion to peculiarities of pronunciation or insularity or narrowness of views.
    • [capitalized] Same as Cockaigne, 2 (where identify herb).
    • the nonstandard dialect of natives regarding the east-end of London
    • a native regarding the east-end of London
  • adjective:
    • Of or associated with cockneys or their dialect.
    • of, or concerning these individuals or their accent
    • Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.
    • characteristic of Cockneys or their particular dialect
    • associated with or resembling a cockney
  • others:
    • Pertaining to or like cockneys or Londoners: because, cockney conceit; cockney address.
    • To pamper; fondle; cocker.

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