Meaning of Jack the Ripper in English:

Jack the Ripper

Pronunciation /dʒak ðə ˈrɪpə/

proper noun

  • 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.