billingsgate

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profane, abusive language; coarse words

You wouldn't have believed the billingsgate which poured forth from that boy's mouth.

{i} fish market in London
a large fish market in east London. The word 'Billingsgate' was also formerly used to mean swearing and offensive language, because the people who worked in the market were known for this
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry
A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language
{i} coarse language, vulgar language
foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
billingsgate

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    bil·lings·gate

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    [ 'bi-li[ng]z-"gAt, British u ] (noun.) 1652. From the London, England fishmarket Billingsgate : "Billingsgate is the market where the fishwomen assemble to purchase fish; and where, in their dealings and disputes they are somewhat apt to leave decency and good manners a little on the left hand." - Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811

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