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cockneyism

[ kok-nee-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈkɒk niˌɪz əm /
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noun
cockney quality or character.
a cockney peculiarity, as of speech.
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British Dictionary definitions for cockneyism

cockneyism
/ (ˈkɒknɪˌɪzəm) /

noun
a characteristic of speech or custom peculiar to cockneys
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