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[hwahyt-chap-uh l, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌtʃæp əl, ˈwaɪt-/
a district in E London, England. Unabridged
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  • In Whitechapel, the increase during the last ten years has been enormous.

    The Alien Invasion William Henry Wilkins
  • Another drawback on the Whitechapel establishment, is the absence of beer.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Messenger, whose grandmother was a Coppin, and a good old Whitechapel family, had the deeds.

  • The result is the same, whether we go to Whitechapel or to the other place.

    Cleo The Magnificent Louis Zangwill
  • The Goulston Street scheme in Whitechapel, for instance, was acquired at a cost of 371,600.

    The Sanitary Evolution of London Henry Lorenzo Jephson
  • I fixed up with him to wait for the man who was shadowing me, and I led him down to Whitechapel.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • The language was the language of Whitechapel, but the sentiments were the sentiments of even the most rabid purist of speech.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • And, as I have said, there are some lies we do not tell even about Whitechapel.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • The tongue of Whitechapel blaring lust of life in the track of English guns!

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for Whitechapel


(billiards) the act of potting one's opponent's white ball
Word Origin
C19: slang use of Whitechapel, a district of London
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