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[lam-bith] /ˈlæm bɪθ/

a borough of Greater London, England.
a borough of S Greater London, on the Thames: contains Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury). Pop: 268 500 (2003 est). Area: 27 sq km (11 sq miles)
the Archbishop of Canterbury in his official capacity

used metonymically for “Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury,” 1859, from the archbishop’s palace in Lambeth, a South London borough. The Lambeth Walk was a Cockney song and dance, popularized in Britain 1937 in the revue “Me and my Gal,” named for a street in the borough. The place name is Old English lambehyðe, “place where lambs are embarked or landed.”


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