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Whitechapel

[hwahyt-chap-uh l, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌtʃæp əl, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a district in E London, England.
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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

Whitechapel

/ˈwaɪtˌtʃæpəl/
noun
1.
(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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