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[step-nee] /ˈstɛp ni/
a former borough of Greater London, England, now part of Tower Hamlets. Unabridged
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  • There is a special trade department at Stepney Causeway, consisting of a show-room and several large and airy stores.

  • Fillot and Stepney seized the chain and brought the end forward.

    The Black Bar George Manville Fenn
  • If you were to search the whole of Stepney, I don't believe you could find such another.

  • We ordered three busts of that sort from Gelder and Co., of Stepney.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • (In London, as we have seen, the birth-rate is highest in Stepney and lowest in Hampstead).

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • "I hope it may continue," said Mr. Stepney not without a touch of sadness in his voice.

    The Angel of Terror Edgar Wallace
  • Mr. Puffington “was the son of a great starch-maker at Stepney.”

  • "Mr. Stepney wants me to go out in the yacht," said the girl, and Jean smiled.

    The Angel of Terror Edgar Wallace
  • Because she was a dressmaker, and lived at Stepney, he would be a workman and live there as well.

  • She could not possibly have much money—who ever heard of a Stepney dressmaker with any?

British Dictionary definitions for Stepney


(Indian) a spare tyre
Word Origin
C20: from Stepney Street, Llanelli, the address of a tyre manufacturer
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