Estuary English

or estuary English

  1. 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.

Origin of Estuary English

First recorded in 1980–85

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British Dictionary definitions for estuary English

estuary English

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

Origin of estuary English

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

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