dialect spoken by working class Londoners, especially in East End

Cockney is an accent or dialect of English, spoken in London, particularly by working-class and lower middle-class Londoners. The term "Cockney" was used to describe a person from the East End, or born within earshot of Bow Bells - The Church of St Mary-le-Bow. Dick Whittington was supposed to have heard the bells calling him back to the city in 1392.[1]

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  1. "Cockney", 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, vol. 6, retrieved 2023-03-20