Meaning of “the East End” in the English Dictionary

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"the East End" in British English

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the East Endnoun

uk /ˌiːst ˈend/ us /ˌiːst ˈend/

Examples from literature

  • I am a stranger here, and I want you to tell me what you know of the East End, in order that I may have something to start on. 
  • It was generally impossible to lure him, on any pretext, from the East End and the House of Commons. 
  • Oh, it's just our slang name for a little music-hall that's just between the East End and the West End, with a corresponding programme. 
  • Well, sir, I was doing some work in the East End, in a certain foreign community, and I had to get away quickly, and so I jumped into a motor-van that happened to be passing. 
  • What should he tell his sister of that adventure of his in the slums of the East End? 

(Definition of “the East End” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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