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Fleet Street

  1. a street in central London, England: location of many newspaper offices; often used figuratively to mean the entire British newspaper world.
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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

Historical Examples

  • The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet-street.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb

    Charles 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.

  • It is now cared for at the "Cheshire Cheese" in Fleet-street.

  • Brasbridge, the silversmith of Fleet-street, was a frequenter of the Globe.

British Dictionary definitions for fleet street

Fleet Street

  1. a street in central London in which many newspaper offices were formerly situated
  2. British journalism or journalists collectively
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