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  • adj. From the East End of London.
  • proper n. Any native of London who was born within the sound of Bow Bells, St Mary-le-Bow church Cheapside, in the City of London.
  • proper n. The dialect or accent of such natives.


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  • Perhaps we should accept him when the next Cockney is PM of Scotland.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • What you call my Cockney view is the view of the modern poets.

    The Divine Fire

  • Sometimes I am half persuaded that there is (in Cockney dialect) 'a do at the bottom on it '; medical men all over the world having merely entered into a tacit agreement to call all sorts of maladies people are liable to, in cold weather, by one name; so that one sort of treatment may serve for all, and their practice be thereby greatly simplified.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Am I the ONLY person in the United Kingdom who gets annoyed that the BBC gives maximum publicity to the claims of Ethiopian illegal immigrant aka Cockney Geezer Binyam Muhamed concerning the "crimes" allegedly committed by our security services against him yet NEVER once enquires as to the serious crimes of which Bambi himself stands accused by the US government?

    Archive 2009-03-26

  • Hunt was soon recognized by the critics as the leader of a group of liberals whom they conveniently classified as the Cockney

    Early Reviews of English Poets

  • By the old sound and proverbial test a Cockney was a man born within the sound of Bow bells.

    Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

  • The Cockney is a little given to talking, but he is a good man all the same.

    The Chequers Being the Natural History of a Public-House, Set Forth in a Loafer's Diary

  • Harry Redknapp: I'm victimised because of my name and Cockney accent Harry Redknapp told investigators probing alleged football transfer bungs that "there is nothing on me in this world" and claimed he was...

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Harry Redknapp: I'm victimised because of my name and Cockney accent

    Evening Standard - Home

  • One of Newcastle's so-called Cockney Mafia has left the club.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts


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