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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billingsgate  \Bil"lings*gate`\,  n. 
  1.  A  market  near  the  Billings  gate  in  London,  celebrated  for 
  fish  and  foul  language. 
 
  2.  Coarsely  abusive,  foul,  or  profane  language;  vituperation; 
  ribaldry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billingsgate 
  n  :  foul-mouthed  or  obscene  abuse  [syn:  {scurrility}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BILLINGSGATE,  n.  The  invective  of  an  opponent. 
 
 




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