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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
  • And, as I have said, there are some lies we do not tell even about Whitechapel.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Mr. Messenger, whose grandmother was a Coppin, and a good old Whitechapel family, had the deeds.

  • Born somewhere in the immensity of Whitechapel, 29 towheaded, round-faced.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • 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 would go, saith he (to my best remembrance) to Tower-Hill or Whitechapel.

  • 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
  • "But they are so unhappy in Whitechapel," continued Lady Agatha.

  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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