verb (used with object), cock·ney·fied, cock·ney·fy·ing.

to give a cockney character to: to cockneyfy the word “horse” by pronouncing it “'orse.”

Origin of cockneyfy

First recorded in 1815–25; cockney + -fy
Related formscock·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cockneyfy



verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to cause (one's speech, manners, etc) to fit the stereotyped idea of a cockney
Derived Formscockneyfication or cocknification, noun
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