high street


Definition of high street

: a main or principal street

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Recent Examples on the Web Digital downloads brought about the eventual terminal decline of record sales on physical CDs and vinyl and the closure of high street record shops. Fred Bronson, Billboard, "Mike Stock Looks Back on 36 Years of Stock-Aitken-Waterman Smashes," 3 Mar. 2021 The high street giant that last year announced its first loss in 94 years is experiencing negative feedback after sharing what appeared to be an innocent post on Facebook. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, "Out Of Touch, Out of Time? Some Marks & Spencer Customers Think The Retailer Has Made A ‘Mom’entous Error Of Judgement," 26 Feb. 2021 Another high street fashion retailer promoted clothes as ‘recycled cotton’ without listing the amount of recycled cotton used. Jessica Shankleman, Fortune, "Nearly half of eco-friendly product claims could be breaking the law," 30 Jan. 2021 Cardi's mum, however, approves of the high street store line, according to the star. Photo: Gregg Deguire/getty Images., refinery29.com, "Cardi B Got Real About Breakouts & Asked Her Twitter Followers For Help," 25 Jan. 2021 Imagine what a no-deal Brexit would mean for Britain's high street. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The global rally stalls out, but Goldman Sachs is doubling down on value stocks," 7 Dec. 2020 Arcadia, once a mighty business that dominated the British high street, has been similarly floundering. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Topshop is a casualty of Covid’s Darwinian culling of retailers," 30 Nov. 2020 The high street giant will launch a partnership with the U.K.-based brainchild of Susie Cave on October 22, bringing us a magic mix of Cave's old world elegance and H&M's contemporary cool. Alicia Lansom, refinery29.com, "H&M x The Vampire’s Wife Is Fall’s Most Exciting Collaboration," 22 Oct. 2020 At the end of the first episode, Piper, playing an actress named Suzie Pickles, careens down the high street of a bucolic English village. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "“I Hate Suzie” Is a Brutally Funny Unravelling," 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of high street

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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11 Mar 2021

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“High street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20street. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of high street

British : a town's main street where there are many shops, banks, etc.

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