Characteristic of Cockneys or their dialect.
Relating to or resembling a cockney; SYN. Cockney.
ETYM Old Eng. cocknay, cokenay, a spoiled child, effeminate person, an egg; prob. orig. a cock's egg, a small imperfect egg; Old Eng. cok cock + nay, neye, for ey egg (cf. Newt), AS. aeg. Related to Cock, Egg.
The nonstandard dialect of natives of the East End of London.
A native of the east end of London.
Native of the City of London. According to tradition cockneys must be born within sound of Bow Bells in Cheapside. The term cockney is also applied to the dialect of the Londoner, of which a striking feature is rhyming slang.