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Vauxhall

noun
  1. a district in London, on the south bank of the Thames
  2. Also called: Vauxhall Gardens a public garden at Vauxhall, laid out in 1661; a fashionable meeting place and site of lavish entertainments. Closed in 1859
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Examples from the Web for vauxhall

Historical Examples

  • The first place of public entertainment I went to was Vauxhall.

    Beaux and Belles of England

    Mary Robinson

  • She laughed, joked, and reproached him for not having pursued her at Vauxhall.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I should have done better if I had never gone to Vauxhall that evening.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Vauxhall: in Surrey, in the parish of Lambeth, on the south of the Thames.

  • Nor to an occasional junketing at Vauxhall do I ever turn queasy.


Word Origin and History for vauxhall

Vauxhall

popular pleasure garden on south bank of Thames in London, c.1661-1859; the name is Middle English Faukeshale (late 13c.), "Hall or manor of a man called Falkes," an Old French personal name.

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