Lambeth Walk

Definition

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  • A road in Lambeth, London, formerly noted for its busy street market. It gave its name to an immensely popular Cockney dance performed by Lupino Lane (see Lupino family) in the musical show Me And My Girl at the Victoria Palace, London (1937). Purporting to imitate the strutting walk of the typical Lambeth cockney, it came to symbolize the spirit of defiance of Londoners during the Blitz in World War II.
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