Philology: Weird Word of the Day

Suzanne Uncategorized

billingsgate BIL-ingz-gayt; -git, noun:

Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.

Origins: Billingsgate is so called after Billingsgate, a former market in London celebrated for fish and foul language.

It’s a real place! I found these pix of Billingsgate Market: