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  • n  foul-mouthed or obscene abuse

  • Reinhold Aman is the name in pejoration, not to mention invective, vituperation, obloquy, opprobrium, objurgation, abusive epithets and billingsgate.
  • From detractors, he prompted unprintable epithets and paroxysms of billingsgate.
  • In a speech to Parliament, he used, for Nehru, harsh words in reply to the weeks of billingsgate that have poured from Peking's press and radio.
Quotes

  • Alexander McQueen in Independent
    Blow supported both Treacy and McQueen (McQueen described her as "a cross between a Billingsgate fishwife and Lucretia Borgia") early in their respective careers, putting them up in her flat in Elizabeth Street, Pimlico.

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