Definition of Sweeney todd

1. Noun. Fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers.

Exact synonyms: Todd
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweeney Todd

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Literary usage of Sweeney todd

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Drama of Yesterday & To-day by Clement Scott (1899)
"sweeney todd used to leave his customers sitting in the shaving chair on some paltry excuse ; whereupon chair, customer and valuables, disappeared through a ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1874)
"Other volumes bear the tempting titles of “ Sweeney TOdd, or the Barber of Fleet Street”; “Lightning Dick the Young Detective, or the Trials of a Poor ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"A character in 'sweeney todd ' (?.r.). Ben Bolt. A drama in two acts, by JB JOHNSTONE (7.г.), first performed at the Surrey Theatre, London, un March 28, ..."

4. The Actor's Art: Theatrical Reminiscences, Methods of Study and Advice to by John Alexander Hammerton (1897)
"... stars," and acting in every possible and impossible kind of play, from "Hamlet" to "sweeney todd," were the means by which I worked my way to the front. ..."

5. Madame de Brinvilliers and Her Times, 1630-1676 by Hugh Stokes (1912)
"It is a Lutetian combination of sweeney todd, not unknown to fame as the demon barber of Fleet Street, and Sam Weller's respectable tradesman who ..."

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