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  • From the East End of London
  • A native of the East End of London
  • The dialect or accent of such natives
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cock"ney (k&obreve;k"n&ybreve;), n.; pl. Cockneys (- n&ibreve;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. æg. 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.

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.

Cock"ney, a. Of or relating to, or like, cockneys.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Cockney, a word of uncertain derivation, but meaning one born and bred in London, and knowing little or nothing beyond it, and betraying his limits by his ideas, manners, and accent.
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