"billingsgate" Definition

  1. (when applied to speech), foul and coarse language. Many years since people used to visit Thames Street to hear the Billingsgate fishwomen abuse each other. The anecdote of Dr. Johnson and the Billingsgate virago is well known.

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Position in the dictionary: 177 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: billingsgate pheasant, billy, billy-barlow, billy-cock, bingo, bingy, bird-cage, birthday suit, bishop, bit
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