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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A fashionable street in London, England, noted as the site of St. James's Palace and many private clubs. It derives its name from the game pall-mall, which was played on the grounds in front of the palace in the 17th century.

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  • proper n. A fashionable street in Westminster, leading from Trafalgar Square, via the Haymarket, to St James; it is the home of many select gentlemen's clubs.

Etymologies

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From the pall mall, the name of a game once played there.

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