Green’s Dictionary of Slang

conky n.

also konky
[conk n.1 (1); the best known such figure was the Duke of Wellington, widely known as ‘Old Conky’]

a nickname given to anyone with an especially prominent nose.

[UK]W. Perry London Guide viii: Some of us have had communications with Conkey Beau [and] Hoppy Cole.
[UK]Amateur Real Life in London I 126: Another celebrated Prig, whose real name was Bill White, but better known by the title of Conky Beau.
[UK]Vaux Memoirs (2 edn) 243: Upon which this man (whose name was Bill White, otherwise Conky-beau,) immediately changed colour.
Figaro in London 17 Jan. 13/1: Conky Arthur (otherwise known as Old Nosey).
[UK]Dickens Oliver Twist (1966) 279: ‘This here is Conkey Chickweed — ’ ‘Conkey means Nosey, ma’am,’ interposed Duff.
[Ire]Cork Examiner 15 Mar. 4/5: Resembling a pick-pocket and being remanded [...] till your friends can [...] prove you are not Flash jack, alias Bunkem, alias the Mizzler, alias Jockey Wide O, alias Slippery Joe [...] alias Conkey Dick.
[UK]Paul Pry 23 Apr. 3/1: J—h R—h, of Fetter Lane, alias the ‘Conky Boy’.
[UK]Thackeray Pendennis II 5: The Three-cornered Hat [...] where Conkey Sam, Dick the Nailor, and Deadman (the Worcestershire Nobber), would put on the gloves.
[UK]A. Mayhew Paved with Gold 69: ‘Just twig his bunch of fives, Conkey’ (this was said to a gentleman with a peculiar bottle-nose).
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn).
[UK]Sl. Dict.
[UK]Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday 8 May 8: [caption] Conkey Bill’s Novice was fust, sir.
[UK]Sporting Times 27 Oct. 1/2: But the Conky One [i.e. W. Goldberg] was speeding away.
[UK] ‘Fanny Flukem’s Ball’ in Bird o’ Freedom (Sydney) in J. Murray Larrikins (1973) 39: ’Twas in Conky Bob’s old stable, / Who had lent it to the boys.
[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 3 Feb. 3/6: Wy, blow me if it ain’t Conky Bill’s tart.
[UK]D. Stewart Shadows of the Night in Illus. Police News 9 Nov. 12/1: ‘Conkey Beane’s here tonight! Just done ten stretch’.
[UK]Western Morn. News 4 Nov. 11/4: I had a couple of kruger sovereigns fixed up, and I gave the second to ‘Conkey’.