One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A feature or style of speech or idiom characteristic of cockneys.‘the program gave idiotic cockneyisms national credence’mass noun ‘getting a ticket for the match means feigning cockneyism’
- ‘He only offers that ‘dogs’ are US slang for feet, which doesn't help much as this is clearly a cockneyism.’
- ‘She greets them with sweet singsong cockneyisms that bear no resemblance to her smoky Afro-American jazz singing voice.’
- ‘This explanation is plausible but wrong; ‘captain’ is not a cockneyism.’
- ‘Forget the trouble and strife (and I know what that's a cockneyism for!) forget the chores and the deadlines, forget that the nose is at the grindstone!’
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