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cockney


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockney  \Cock"ney\,  a. 
  Of  or  relating  to  or  like  cockneys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockney  \Cock"ney\  (k[o^]k"n[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Cockneys}  (-n[i^]z). 
  [OE.  cocknay,  cokenay,  a  spoiled  child,  effeminate  person,  an 
  egg;  prob.  orig.  a  cock's  egg,  a  small  imperfect  egg;  OE  cok 
  cock  +  nay,  neye,  for  ey  egg  (cf.  {Newt}),  AS  [ae]g.  See  1st 
  {Cock},  {Egg},  n.] 
  1.  An  effeminate  person;  a  spoilt  child.  ``A  young  heir  or 
  cockney,  that  is  his  mother's  darling.''  --Nash  (1592). 
 
  This  great  lubber,  the  world,  will  prove  a  cockney. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  native  or  resident  of  the  city  of  London;  --  used 
  contemptuously. 
 
  A  cockney  in  a  rural  village  was  stared  at  as  much 
  as  if  he  had  entered  a  kraal  of  Hottentots. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cockney 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  Cockneys  or  their  dialect;  "Cockney 
  vowels"  [syn:  {Cockney}] 
  2:  relating  to  or  resembling  a  cockney;  "Cockney  street 
  urchins"  [syn:  {Cockney}] 
  n  1:  a  native  of  the  east  end  of  London  [syn:  {Cockney}] 
  2:  the  nonstandard  dialect  of  natives  of  the  E  end  of  London 




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