Downing Street


noun

a street in W central London, England: cabinet office; residence of the prime minister.
the British prime minister and cabinet.

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British Dictionary definitions for Downing Street

Downing Street
/ (ˈdaʊnɪŋ) /

noun

a street in W central London, in Westminster: official residences of the British prime minister and the chancellor of the exchequer
informal the prime minister or the British Government

Word Origin for Downing Street

named after Sir George Downing (1623–84), English statesman
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