Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 8/22/14 Billingsgate

Billingsgate (noun)
billingsgate [bil-ingz-geyt or, esp. British, -git]


noun
1. coarsely or vulgarly abusive language.

Synonyms
vituperation, vilification, invective, scurrility, vulgarity.

Origin: 1645-55; orig. the kind of speech often heard at Billingsgate, a London fish market at the gate of the same name

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