[ kok-ni-fahy ]
/ ˈkɒk nɪˌfaɪ /
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.”
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cockneyfycock·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cockneyfy
/ (ˈkɒknɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to cause (one's speech, manners, etc) to fit the stereotyped idea of a cockney
Derived forms of cockneyfycockneyfication or cocknification, noun
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