Jack the ripper

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Jack the Ripper
 
n
an unidentified murderer who killed at least seven prostitutes in London's East End between August and November 1888

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Jack the Ripper definition


A criminal in London in the late nineteenth century apparently responsible for several ghastly murders by slashing. His identity is unknown.

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