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Billingsgate

(bĭl`ĭngzgĭt, –gāt), wharf and fish market, London, England, on the north bank of the Thames River. The market was named after a river gate in the old city wall. The word Billingsgate, a synonym for coarse language, arose from references to the speech of the district's fish mongers. The market has been relocated to a modern facility on the Isle of Dogs, a split of land near the West India dock.

Billingsgate

site of a London fishmarket, known for foul and abusive language. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 106]

Billingsgate

the largest fish market in London, on the N bank of the River Thames; moved to new site on the Isle of Dogs in 1982
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