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Definition of "cockney" [cock•ney]

  • A native of the East End of London. (noun)
  • The dialect or accent of the natives of the East End of London. (noun)
  • Of or relating to cockneys or their dialect. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cockney" in a sentence
  • "The first recorded use of the word cockney was in 1521 to suggest an urban fool, a man who believed in an egg laid by a cockerel."
  • "Paul best not to get involved in cockney stuff as it’s so terribly lower class."
  • "You get bits of UK garage, Caribbean steel drums and what can only be described as cockney country rock thrown in but while the 2 Bears are clearly having a laugh, there's a genuine passion for house music there."
Words like "cockney"
hockney
jamaican
londoner
north country
rockne
cockney rhyming slang