Piccadilly

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Pickadilly Hall, a house belonging to tailor Robert Baker, from piccadilly (a product in which he specialized), a form of piccadill (a type of lace collar), possibly from conjectured Spanish *picadillo, from picado (punctured, pierced); compare 17th century Spanish picadura (a similar lace collar).

Piccadilly attested from 1743; previously the area was called Portugal, and the street Portugal Street (1692), after Catherine of Braganza.

Proper noun[edit]

Piccadilly

  1. Piccadilly, a street running from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus
  2. the surrounding area