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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Piccadilly, a street running from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus
  • proper n. the surrounding area

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as piccadill.
  • n. A standing collar with the point turned over, worn in London about 1870.

Etymologies

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"). (Wiktionary)

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