Definition of Downing Street in English:

Downing Street

Syllabification: Down·ing Street
Pronunciation: /ˈdouniNG ˌstrēt
 
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  • 1A street in Westminster, London, between Whitehall and St. James’s Park. No. 10 is the official residence of the prime minister; No. 11 is the official home of the chancellor of the exchequer.
  • 1.1Used allusively for the British government or the prime minister.

Origin

named after the original developer of the site, Sir George Downing (circa1624–84), a diplomat under both Oliver Cromwell and Charles II.

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