cockney

Part of speech: noun

A Londoner.

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Usage examples "cockney":

  1. London is the nucleus of England; not only the seat of government, but the focus of intellect, of art, of culture, of all that makes life worth living; and please do not put me down as a cockney, Miss Lambert, if I confess that I love these crowded streets. - "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  2. Excuse me, Mrs. Perkins, but you are not the maid, and cockney isn't required of you. - "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces", John Kendrick Bangs.
  3. The man by the door produced his pass, the one he had written and signed himself; and when it passed inspection he slyly slipped it behind the back of the man next him, and in the space of three seconds the brisk Cockney had the forged permit of leave to show to the inspector. - "The Amateur Army", Patrick MacGill.