- n. An inauthentic imitation of Cockney accent and vocabulary.
- n. A person who speaks in this way.
- adj. Characteristic of a mockney.
This word is a blend of ‘mock’ and ‘Cockney.’ It originated around 1967.
“Talking football, he lapses into Tony Blair-style 'mockney' English, I notice.”
“If you go (metaphorically speaking) down the British class scale, you've gone from Cockney to 'mockney,' and can expect a public tar and feathering; to go the other way is to perform an unforgivable act of class betrayal.”