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(Linguistics) a characteristic of speech or custom peculiar to cockneys


(ˈkɒk niˌɪz əm)

a trait or feature, as of speech, characteristic of or peculiar to cockneys.
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He had apparently once possessed a certain knowledge of English, and his accent was oddly tinged with the cockneyism of the British metropolis.
According to Stewart, when Blackwood's writers labeled Hunt a Cockney, they only revealed their anxieties about their own potential for Cockneyism, lending credence to magazine writer William Hazlitt's claim that they were the "Cockneys of the North" (85).
Nineteenth century reporter Pierce Egan feared Ascot could no longer be protected from "the pollution of sheer cockneyism," a blunt dig at racegoers from the East End of London.
And standing apart from her contemporaries, including Maria Edgeworth, and apart too from the tradition of English comedy, both in fiction and on the stage, she has no cockneyism, no clownish country yokels, or comic figures from Scotland, Ireland, or Wales, parading their broad dialects, their rudeness of speech, and clumsy provincial manners.
36) A report on the teaching of English in elementary schools, published in 1909, went still further: 'Most dialects have their own distinctive charm and historical interest; but Cockneyism seems to have no redeeming features, and need only to be heard to be condemned.
Who'd have thought that the house sparrow, that icon of cockneyism, (though Delboy has now probably usurped that title), would now be giving cause for concern?
Here language takes center stage, as the Cockneyisms of Leigh Hunt, John Keats, John Hamilton Reynolds, and others, meets the influence of Italy and Italian literature on the Hunt circle.
The Jamie Oliver way but with less fuss and Cockneyisms.
IN THE days when it was taken as a matter of course that bus drivers were cheeky and the cemetery was the "last stop", he sat at the steering-wheel, his face crumpled beneath a peaked cap, oozing Cockneyisms of the knees-up Mother Brown, Cor Blimey
Remblance's fondness for colloquial cockneyisms also brought us Diamond Geezer and Eezaa Geezer.