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[hwahyt-chap-uh l, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌtʃæp əl, ˈwaɪt-/
a district in E London, England. Unabridged
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  • Another drawback on the Whitechapel establishment, is the absence of beer.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • The result is the same, whether we go to Whitechapel or to the other place.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill
  • During the day she served in a shop in the Whitechapel Road.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • She came by train as far as Whitechapel Station and had only walked from there.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • I fixed up with him to wait for the man who was shadowing me, and I led him down to Whitechapel.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • She was some distance ahead of me, for I had had trouble in crossing Whitechapel Road.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • The road, in fact, combines the advantages of Kew and Whitechapel.

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

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Born somewhere in the immensity of Whitechapel, 29 towheaded, round-faced.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
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
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