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Bristol

City in western England, Middle English Bridgestow, from Old English Brycgstow, literally "assembly place by a bridge" (see bridge (n.) + stow). A local peculiarity of pronunciation adds -l to words ending in vowels. Of a type of pottery, 1776; of a type of glass, 1880. In British slang, "breast," 1961, from Bristol cities, rhyming slang for titties.

updated on August 07, 2017

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Definitions of Bristol from WordNet

Bristol (n.)
an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon;
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