Cockney, noun

Forms:
Also Kokney.
Origin:
Anglicized form of Kokani, see Kokani.
A South African of Indian descent who belongs to the Muslim faith and originates from Konkan (southern Maharashtra), a coastal region of western India; the language spoken by such a person. Also attributive.
1968 Post 11 Feb. 7Who the devil does Koos think he is insulting the Cockney community of Vryburg so uncouthly. He says Cockneys swear in Ramadaan. Hasn’t he ever heard anyone else swear in Ramadaan?
1971 Post 24 Oct. 2Enraged members of the Kokneys clan to which Ahmed belonged set upon members of the rival Alipuris.
c1983 [see Kokani].
A South African of Indian descent who belongs to the Muslim faith and originates from Konkan (southern Maharashtra), a coastal region of western India; the language spoken by such a person. Also attributive.

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