noun \ˈkäk-nē\

: a person from the East End of London

: the way of speaking that is typical of cockneys

plural cockneys

Full Definition of COCKNEY

a :  a spoiled child
b :  a squeamish woman
often capitalized
a :  a native of London and especially of the East End of London
b :  the dialect of London or of the East End of London
cockney adjective
cock·ney·fy \ˈkäk-ni-ˌfī\ transitive verb
cock·ney·ish \-nē-ish\ adjective
cock·ney·ism \-ˌi-zəm\ noun

Origin of COCKNEY

Middle English cokeney, literally, cocks' egg, from coken (genitive plural of cok cock) + ey egg, from Old English ǣg
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with COCKNEY


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