Fleet-street definition

British journalism.
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(place, proper) Old street in central London, where several newspaper & printing offices are located.
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(proper) The London press.
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A street in Westminster that runs from Ludgate Hill to the Strand, formerly the centre of English journalism.
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(by extension) English journalism or journalists as a group.
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Origin of fleet-street

  • After Fleet Street in central London, long the headquarters for many British newspaper publishers

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the (now underground) River Fleet, over which much of Fleet Street runs.

    From Wiktionary