Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper definition by Webster's New World
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name given to the unidentified murderer of at least six London prostitutes in 1888
Jack the Ripper - Cultural Definition
A criminal in London in the late nineteenth century apparently responsible for several ghastly murders by slashing. His identity is unknown.