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Estuary English

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noun
a spoken variety of English influenced by cockney, London speech, and Received Pronunciation, used in London and southeastern England in the area of the Thames estuary.
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Origin of Estuary English

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for Estuary English

estuary English

noun
a variety of standard British English in which the pronunciation reflects various features characteristic of London and the Southeast of England

Word Origin for estuary English

C20: from the area around the Thames estuary where it originated
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