- 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)
“She told me she had bought them in Piccadilly from a girl that was sitting round the fountain.”
“He lived in Piccadilly, then Portman Square, and from 1804 at Church Row,”
“The spokesman, who stressed the trouble was caused by a small minority, said officers contained a group of up to 200 people in Piccadilly which they believed was making its way to the Israeli Embassy in Kensington High Street.”
“Is this the same Ron Combo that once bought a burger at McDonald's in Piccadilly Circus, took one bite out of it and then hurled it across Shaftesbury Avenue?”
“After lunch there's just time to wander into Waterstone's in Piccadilly and trawl around what's new and do my regular hygeine inspection of the facilities.”
“Media Watch: On TCM (from their web site) -- Anna May Wong (1905-1961) in Piccadilly (1929).”
“He now even has a friend who works his new pitch in Piccadilly for him.”
“There was a dense brown fog in Piccadilly, and it became positively black and in the last degree oppressive East of Temple Bar.”
“Then around noon, Osbourne suddenly remembered a lunch appointment in Piccadilly and began to gather up his belongings.”
“The kind of life that Wodehouse writes about by preference, the life of the clubman or man about town, the elegant young man who lounges all the morning in Piccadilly with a cane under his arm and a carnation in his buttonhole, barely survived into the nineteen-twenties.”
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