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noun     /ˈkɒ US  /ˈkɑːk-/
[U] the type of speech used in East London, especially the poorer part: You won't hear much real cockney spoken unless you go to the East End.Forms of the English language [C] a person from East London, who speaks cockneyCity names and their inhabitants cockney     adjective a cockney accentCity names and their inhabitants
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