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cockney

1. a native of London, esp of the working class born in the East End, speaking a characteristic dialect of English. Traditionally defined as someone born within the sound of the bells of St. Mary-le-Bow church
2. Austral a young snapper fish

Cockney

Bow Bells
famous bell in East End of London; “only one who is born within the bell’s sound is a true Cockney.” [Br. Hist.: NCE, 347]
Doolittle, Eliza
Cockney girl taught by professor to imitate aristocracy. [Br. Lit.: Pygmalion]
Weller, Tony and Samuel
father and son, coachman and bootblack, with colorful lingo. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
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He will put his potential Cockney progenies "in a cup and freeze it", he tells Alan Carr on this week's Chatty Man.
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When I, a young apprentice, came to Coventry in 1948 from rural Kent, because of my southern accent I was sometimes mistaken for a Cockney.
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