[hwahyt-chap-uh l, wahyt-]


a district in E London, England.

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Historical Examples of whitechapel

  • Another drawback on the Whitechapel establishment, is the absence of beer.

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for whitechapel



billiards the act of potting one's opponent's white ball

Word Origin for Whitechapel

C19: slang use of Whitechapel, a district of London
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