how to pronounce cockney


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the above transcription of cockney is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cockney is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cockney in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… sir peter levine sir john cockney and …”

meanings of cockney


  1. An effeminate person; a spoilt child.
  2. A native or inhabitant of parts of the East End of London.
  3. A Londoner born within earshot of the city's Bow Bells, or (now generically) any working-class Londoner.
  4. The accent and speech mannerisms of these people.
  5. Any Londoner.


  1. Of, or relating to these people or their accent.
  2. From the East End of London, or London generally.


  1. The dialect or accent of such Londoners.

cockney frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cockney occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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