- a street in central London, England: location of many newspaper offices; often used figuratively to mean the entire British newspaper world.
Origin of Fleet Street
1375–1425; late Middle English Flete Strete, after a nearby stream; see fleet3
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Examples from the Web for fleet street
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet-street.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
Three pickpockets from Fleet-street, I would bet a whip to a wisp.The Heroine
Eaton Stannard Barrett
He was now "tugging at the oar," in Gough-square, Fleet-street.Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)
It is now cared for at the "Cheshire Cheese" in Fleet-street.
Brasbridge, the silversmith of Fleet-street, was a frequenter of the Globe.Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)
- a street in central London in which many newspaper offices were formerly situated
- British journalism or journalists collectively
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