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cock·ney

or Cock·ney (kŏk′nē)
n. pl. cock·neys or Cock·neys
1. A native of the East End of London.
2. The dialect or accent of the natives of the East End of London.
adj.
Relating to cockneys or their dialect.

[Middle English cokenei, cock's egg, pampered child, city dweller : coken, cock (possibly blend of cok; see cock1, and chiken, chicken; see chicken) + ei, egg (from Old English ǣg; see awi- in Indo-European roots).]

cockney

(ˈkɒknɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) (often capital) a native of London, esp of the working class born in the East End, speaking a characteristic dialect of English. Traditionally defined as someone born within the sound of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow church
2. (Linguistics) the urban dialect of London or its East End
3. (Animals) Austral a young snapper fish
adj
4. (Peoples) characteristic of cockneys or their dialect of English
5. (Languages) characteristic of cockneys or their dialect of English
[C14: from cokeney, literally: cock's egg, later applied contemptuously to townsmen, from cokene, genitive plural of cok cock1 + ey egg1]
ˈcockneyish adj

cock•ney

(ˈkɒk ni)

n., pl. -neys.
1. (sometimes cap.) a member of the native-born working-class population of London, England, esp. an inhabitant of the East End district.
2. (sometimes cap.) the speech of this population, typifying the broadest form of local London dialect.
3. Obs.
a. a pampered child.
b. a squeamish, affected person.
[1325–75; Middle English cokeney foolish person, literally, cock's egg (i.e., malformed egg) =coken, genitive pl. of cok cock1 + ey, Old English æg egg1]
cock′ney•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cockney - a native of the east end of London
Londoner - a native or resident of London
2.cockney - the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
Adj.1.cockney - characteristic of Cockneys or their dialect; "cockney vowels"
2.Cockney - relating to or resembling a cockney; "Cockney street urchins"
Translations
أحَدُ سُكّان لَنْدَن الأصْلِيينلُغَةُ سُكّان لَنْدَن
londýnské nářečílondýnskýrodilý Londýňan
cockney
kokknei-, Lundúna-kokknei, Lundúnabúi
kokni
koknejietiskoknejs
londýnsky dialektrodený Londýnčan
Doğu LondralıDoğu Londralı şivesiKokney

cockney

[ˈkɒknɪ]
A. N
1. (= person) persona nacida en el este de Londres y especialmente de clase obrera
2. (= dialect) → dialecto m de esa zona
B. ADJ del este de Londres y especialmente de clase obrera RHYMING SLANG
COCKNEY
Se llama cockneys a las personas de la zona este de Londres conocida como East End, un barrio tradicionalmente obrero, aunque según la tradición un cockney auténtico ha de haber nacido dentro del área en la que se oye el repique de las campanas de la iglesia de Mary-Le-Bow, en la City londinense. Este término también hace referencia al dialecto que se habla en esta parte de Londres, aunque a veces también se aplica a cualquier acento de la clase trabajadora londinense. El actor Michael Caine es un cockney famoso.

cockney

[ˈkɒkni]
n
(= person) → cockney mf habitant des quartiers populaires de l'East End de Londres
I'm a cockney → Je suis cockney.
(= dialect) → cockney m
adj [person] → cockney; [accent, joke] → cockney

cockney

n
(= dialect)Cockney nt
(= person)Cockney m
adjCockney-

cockney

[ˈkɒknɪ] n (person) → cockney m/f inv abitante dei quartieri dell'East End di Londra; (dialect) → cockney m

cockney

(ˈkokni) noun
1. a native of the City of London.
2. his speech. He spoke cockney; (also adjective) a cockney accent.
References in classic literature ?
A sprightly tramp promised greater difficulty, and nothing but some ferocious pantomime and a shilling persuaded him to forego a choice fantasia of cockney humour.
He gave me a Southern smile and shrug of comprehension, as one acquainted with affairs of the heart,--which was a relief after the cockney tramp's impudent expression of, no doubt, a precisely similar sentiment.
The man who had spoken to him was clearly a Cockney, with the clean lines and weakly pretty, almost effeminate, face of the man who has absorbed the sound of Bow Bells with his mother's milk.
The elder one, Morgan, was a huge man, bronzed and moustached, with a deep bass voice and an almost guttural speech, and the other, Raff, was slight and effeminate, with nervous hands and watery, washed-out gray eyes, who spoke with a faint indefinable accent that was hauntingly reminiscent of the Cockney, and that was yet not Cockney of any brand she had ever encountered.
Yes, I'm a cockney, all right," replied Wilson, "and I think I'm all the better for that.
I am rather a convert to the cockney school of psychology," he said in an almost inaudible voice.
I would decipher a sound which a cockney would represent by zerr, and a Frenchman by seu, and then write demanding with some heat what on earth it meant.
The need of sitting absolutely still before a Cockney photographer had given her lips a queer little pucker, and her eyes for the same reason looked as though she thought the whole situation ridiculous.
Helen looked at Theresa pursing up her lips before the Cockney photographer.
It made a curious little scene, this attempt of the Cockney to convey the grace and geniality of the South.
Then these cockneys, instead of starting at an easy pace, as a gentleman would do, generally set off at full speed from the very stable-yard; and when they want to stop, they first whip us, and then pull up so suddenly that we are nearly thrown on our haunches, and our mouths jagged with the bit -- they call that pulling up with a dash; and when they turn a corner they do it as sharply as if there were no right side or wrong side of the road.
He told me with grim humour of the time he had spent acting as guide to Cockneys who wanted to see the night side of life in Paris; it was an occupation that appealed to his sardonic temper and somehow or other he had acquired a wide acquaintance with the more disreputable quarters of the city.