from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An accent used by many speakers of various social classes in southeastern England, characterized by a mixture of features drawn from middle-class and working-class speech.
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- n. A variety of English accent, spreading out from London into the area of the Thames estuary, containing features of received pronunciation, Cockney and other regional accents.
After the estuary of the Thames.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)