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Jack the Ripper

Line breaks: Jack the Rip¦per
Pronunciation: /dʒakðəˈrɪpə(r)
 
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Definition of Jack the Ripper in English:

An unidentified 19th-century English murderer. In 1888 at least six prostitutes were brutally killed in the East End of London, the bodies being mutilated in a way that indicated a knowledge of anatomy. The authorities received taunting notes from a person calling himself Jack the Ripper and claiming to be the murderer, but the cases remain unsolved.

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