- "Billingsgate is the market where the fishwomen assemble to purchase fish; and where, in their dealings and disputes they are somewhat apt to leave decency and good manners a little on the left hand." - Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811
billingsgate (plural billingsgates)
- profane, abusive language; coarse words
- You wouldn't have believed the billingsgate which poured forth from that boy's mouth.