Cockneyish Cock"ney*ish, a. Characteristic of, or resembling, cockneys. [1913 Webster]

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  • cockneyish — adjective see cockney …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cockneyish — cock·ney·ish …   English syllables

  • cockneyish — adjective see cockney I …   Useful english dictionary

  • cockney — cockneyish, adj. cockneyishly, adv. /kok nee/, n., pl. cockneys, adj. n. 1. (sometimes cap.) a native or inhabitant of the East End district of London, England, traditionally, one born and reared within the sound of Bow bells. 2. (sometimes cap.) …   Universalium

  • cockney — noun (plural cockneys) Etymology: Middle English cokeney, literally, cocks egg, from coken (genitive plural of cok cock) + ey egg, from Old English ǣg Date: 14th century 1. obsolete a. a spoiled child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cockney — /ˈkɒkni / (say koknee) noun (plural cockneys) (often upper case) 1. , ) a native of London, especially of the East End (often with reference to one who has marked peculiarities of pronunciation and dialect). 2. , ) this pronunciation or dialect.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cockney — [käk′nē] [often C ] n. pl. cockneys [ME cokenei, spoiled child, milksop; understood as coken ey, lit., cock s egg < coken (OE cocena, gen. pl.), of cocks + ey (OE æg), egg; ? infl. by Fr acoquiné, idle, spoiled (< coquin, rascal)] 1. a… …   English World dictionary

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