Fleet Street


: the London press
Fleet Streeter noun

Examples of Fleet Street in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers located a blood trail in the 1700 block of Fleet Street in Fells Point. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 3 Sep. 2023 First, they are packed with scandalous, sometimes vengeful anecdotes about Fleet Street, publishing, the London literary scene and the international film world. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 The studio on the second floor features a music library and a baby grand piano, where Sondheim wrote many of his celebrated works, including Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Into the Woods, and Passion. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 13 July 2023 Along with the actor Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mark took inspiration from the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street to create The Horror of Dolores Roach, a black comedy horror series coming to Prime Video on Friday. Laura Zornosa, Time, 7 July 2023 Revivals of Parade and Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street each won two awards. Paul Grein, Billboard, 12 June 2023 Ghee was nominated alongside their Some Like It Hot co-star Christian Borle, Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Brian d’Arcy James (Into the Woods), Ben Platt (Parade) and Colton Ryan (New York, New York). Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 June 2023 Some Like It Hot, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, according to a press release, a list that includes all the nominees for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival. Vulture, 8 June 2023 Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History


Fleet Street, London, England, center of the London newspaper district

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fleet Street was in 1882

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“Fleet Street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fleet%20Street. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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