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Lambeth

[lam-bith] /ˈlæm bɪθ/
noun
1.
a borough of Greater London, England.
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Lambeth

/ˈlæmbəθ/
noun
1.
a borough of S Greater London, on the Thames: contains Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury). Pop: 268 500 (2003 est). Area: 27 sq km (11 sq miles)
2.
the Archbishop of Canterbury in his official capacity
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Word Origin and History for Lambeth

used metonymically for "Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury," 1859, from the archbishop's palace in Lambeth, a South London borough. The Lambeth Walk was a Cockney song and dance, popularized in Britain 1937 in the revue "Me and my Gal," named for a street in the borough. The place name is Old English lambehyðe, "place where lambs are embarked or landed."

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