Billingsgate Market

   See Billingsgate.

A Dictionary of London. . 1918.

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  • billingsgate — 1670s, the kind of coarse, abusive language once used by women in the Billingsgate market on the River Thames below London Bridge. Billingsgate is the market where the fishwomen assemble to purchase fish; and where, in their dealings and disputes …   Etymology dictionary

  • Billingsgate Fish Market — Situated now in East London, Billingsgate Fish Market is the United Kingdom s largest inland fish market. It takes its name from Billingsgate, a ward in the south east of the City of London, where the riverside market was originally… …   Wikipedia

  • Billingsgate Island — Billingsgate Island, also sometimes known as Bellingsgate Island, was an island off Cape Cod in Massachusetts in the United States. Originally settled as a fishing and whaling community as part of the town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts,… …   Wikipedia

  • Billingsgate — Bil lings*gate , n. 1. A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language. [1913 Webster] 2. Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billingsgate — [bil′iŋz gāt΄, bil′iŋzgit] n. [after a London fish market, notorious for foul language] foul, vulgar, abusive talk …   English World dictionary

  • Billingsgate — infobox UK place official name= Ward of Billingsgate map type= Greater London country= England region= London london borough= City of London latitude= 51.50864 longitude= 0.08205 os grid reference= TQ332806 post town= LONDON postcode area= EC… …   Wikipedia

  • billingsgate — /bil ingz gayt / or, esp. Brit., / git/, n. coarsely or vulgarly abusive language. [1645 55; orig. the kind of speech often heard at Billingsgate, a London fish market at the gate of the same name] Syn. vituperation, vilification, invective,… …   Universalium

  • Billingsgate —    This name has been variously used to designate : one of the City gates, a port or quay on the Thames, one of the principal City markets.    It seems probable, and recent discoveries tend to confirm the view, that in early times the City was… …   Dictionary of London

  • Billingsgate Ward —    1) One of the twenty six wards of the City fronting the river, and extending west from Tower Ward to London Bridge.    Earliest mention: Ward of Wolmar de Essex of Billingesgate, 1277, 5 Ed, I. (Cal. L. Bk. B. p. 262).    See Wards.    The… …   Dictionary of London

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