Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The region or home of cockneys: a contemptuous or humorous name for London and its suburbs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The region or home of cockneys; cockneys, collectively.
“Five hundred miles of distance to the Dee preclude the possibility of the dumping on her, by means of excursion trains, of loyal cockneydom.”
“London ones, though by no means so abominable even, one's company here being mainly God's sky and earth, not cockneydom with its slums, enchanted aperies and infernalries.”
“Hampton is now as it then was, the 'well-loved resort of cockneydom'.”
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