Definition - Extremely coarse and abusive language — e.g. "You big poo pants!"

Modern Billingsgate (2007)

Etymology -
The word was coined because of the vulgar and abusive language that was associated with the females [!] working in London's Billingsgate fish market.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation in this sense is from 1652:
"With down-right Billingsgate-Rhetoric."
(Culpepper Eng. Physic., )

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