[ boh ]
/ boʊ /
the bells of Bow church, in the East End district of London: traditionally, a true Cockney is born and raised within the sound of Bow bells.
Origin of Bow bells
First recorded in 1590–1600
Example sentences from the Web for bow bells
He is a Cockney by birth, for he was born within the sound of Bow-bells.Saunterings in and about London |Max Schlesinger
Brand speaks of a substantial endowment by a citizen for the ringing of Bow-bells every morning to wake up the London apprentices.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical |Frank H. Stauffer