from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One born within hearing distance of Bow-bells; a cockney.
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EAMHarris commented on the word bowbell
I was brought up in London but have never heard this term. It sounds intriguing but I think that 'cockney' is more usual and the one I would use.
May 30, 2013