Meaning of cockney

cock•ney

Pronunciation: (kok'nē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -neys,
—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.) the pronunciation or dialect of cockneys.
    1. a pampered child.
    2. a squeamish, affected, or effeminate person.
—adj.
  1. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to cockneys or their dialect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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