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cockneyfy

[ kok-ni-fahy ]
/ ˈkɒk nɪˌfaɪ /
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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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Origin of cockneyfy

First recorded in 1815–25; cockney + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM cockneyfy

cock·ney·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cockneyfy

cockneyfy

cocknify

/ (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 cockneyfy

cockneyfication or cocknification, noun
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