from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A street and district in London, England. It was the market center of medieval London and the site of the Mermaid Tavern, a gathering place for Elizabethan poets and playwrights.
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- proper n. any of several streets in English towns and cities that were originally marketplaces
- proper n. a street, and surrounding district, in the City; links Newgate Street, Cornhill, Threadneedle Street, Poultry and Lomboard Street (and others)
It reminded me of Armour House in Cheapside as I read it.
My indulgent mother bought me, yesterday, at a merchant's in Cheapside, three new shifts, that cost fourteen pence an ell, and I am to have a pair of new stuff shoes, for my Lord of Norfolk's ball, which will be three shillings.
The fire at Arbuckle, Smith and Company, in what has become known as the Cheapside Street disaster, happened on March 28, 1960.
Faith, there are parts of Paris which we can't say much for, but the worst of them are better than any here, except just the street they call Cheapside, which goes on past Saint Paul's, and along the Strand to Westminster. "
In former times, when persons of the same trade congregated together in some particular street, the mercers principally assembled in West Cheap, now called Cheapside, near where the above hall stands, and thence called by the name of "the Mercery."
Cottage, '  is a most pleasing and naturally told story, written by somebody who had seen something, besides the shop windows in Cheapside.
"At a place called Cheapside they sell every thing dear."
Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)
"Cheapside," or the "Argyle House," bearing its value represented in high numbers; a big account was opened in those dangerous books, a necessary affliction nevertheless, where the daughters will be
Even Dr. Johnson, in taking note of a reply Blackmore made to his critics, chided him with writing "in language such as Cheapside easily furnished."
"Cheapside," said the Doctor sternly, "what did you say to Miranda when she arrived?"
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