cocagne

Cocagne

Coc*agne"\, n. [F. cocagne, pays de cocagne; of uncertian origin, cf. Prov. F. couque cake, Catal. coca, L. coquere to cook; as if the houses in this country were covered with cakes. Cf. Cook, Cockney.]

1. An imaginary country of idleness and luxury.

2. The land of cockneys; cockneydom; -- a term applied to London and its suburbs. --Smart.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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