See also: Cockney
cockney (plural cockneys)
- A native or inhabitant of parts of the East End of London.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 3, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- A cockney in a rural village was stared at as much as if he had entered a kraal of Hottentots.
- Alternative letter-case form of .
- (obsolete) An effeminate person; a spoilt child.
- c. 1601–1602, William Shakespeare, “Twelfe Night, or VVhat You VVill”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- This great lubber, the world, will prove a cockney.
the accent and speech mannerisms of these people
cockney (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to these people or their accent.
- Traditionally, applies only to those born within earshot of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
cockney m (plural cockneys)
- “cockney”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
cockney m, f (plural cockneys)
- cockney (a native or inhabitant of parts of the East End of London)
cockney m (uncountable)
- cockney (English dialect of the White lower class of London)