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[dee-ep; French dyep] /diˈɛp; French dyɛp/
a seaport in N France, on the English Channel: raided by an Allied expeditionary force August 1942. Unabridged
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  • Then, as now, the travellers had the choice between the Calais and Dieppe routes.

  • The detective and the officer were on the jetty of Dieppe harbour.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • My absence will be limited to a week at Dieppe about the end of the month.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
  • The discussion lasted until their train ran into Dieppe station.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Shoreham is kept half alive by the Brighton coal trade: Newhaven struggles on as a port for Dieppe.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • The telegram Juve had received at Dieppe must have been false!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • A man was coming to meet them—an investigating agent attached to the general commissariat department at Dieppe.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • She was the daughter of poor fisher‑folk in Le Pollet, Dieppe.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • You have plenty of time to catch the Dieppe boat at Newhaven.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • Yes, there was—to one of the Dieppe boats—a very bad accident!

    Studies in love and in terror Marie Belloc Lowndes
British Dictionary definitions for Dieppe


/dɪˈɛp; French djɛp/
a port and resort in N France, on the English Channel. Pop: 34 653 (1999)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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