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  1. Piccadillynoun

    Piccadilly, a street running from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus

  2. Piccadillynoun

    the surrounding area

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  4. Etymology: From Pickadilly Hall, a house belonging to tailor Robert Baker, from piccadilly (a product in which he specialized), a form of piccadill, possibly from conjectured *picadillo, from picado; compare 17th century Spanish picadura.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piccadillynoun

    a high, stiff collar for the neck; also, a hem or band about the skirt of a garment, -- worn by men in the 17th century

  2. Etymology: [OF. piccagilles the several divisions of pieces fastened together about the brim of the collar of a doublet, a dim. fr. Sp. picado, p. p. of picar to prick. See Pike.]


  1. Piccadilly

    Piccadilly is a road in London, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. It is completely within the City of Westminster and forms part of the A4 route, London's second most important western artery, to Avonmouth. The area of St. James's lies to the south of the eastern section of the street, while the western section is built up only on the northern side and overlooks Green Park. The area to the north is Mayfair. Piccadilly is one of the widest and straightest streets in central London. It is the location of several notable London landmarks and buildings, including Fortnum & Mason, the Royal Academy, the Ritz Hotel, the RAF Club, Hatchards, and the embassies of Japan and Malta. Simpson's, once amongst the United Kingdom's leading clothing stores, opened on Piccadilly in the 1930s. The store closed in 1999 and the site is now the flagship shop of the booksellers Waterstone's.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piccadilly

    pik′a-dil-i, n. a standing-up collar with the points turned over, first worn about 1870: a high collar worn in the time of James I.: an edging of lace on a woman's broad collar (17th century).

Etymology and Origins

  1. Piccadilly

    After “Piccadilla Hall,” a once famous mart for the sale of “piccadilly lace,” having pica, or spearlike points. Of this pica, the word piccadilly expressed the diminutive. So fashionable was this lace during the time of Elizabeth that when in the succeeding reign of James I. the high ruff came into vogue, it bore the name of a piccadilly, though shorn of its lace edging. “Piccadilla Hall” must have stood somewhere about the modern circus of the same name, since there were no houses further afield.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Piccadilly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Piccadilly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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