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1st Edition

Shorter Slang Dictionary





ISBN 9780415088664
Published December 28, 1993 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

From abdabs to zit
From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century)
From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA)

This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise definitions of each word, supplemented by examples of their use and information about where and when they came into being. This entertaining reference work will be of use to students of English at all levels and a source of fascination to word-lovers throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A; Chapter 2 B; Chapter 3 C; Chapter 4 D; Chapter 5 E; Chapter 6 F; Chapter 7 G; Chapter 8 H; Chapter 9 I; Chapter 10 J; Chapter 11 K; Chapter 12 L; Chapter 13 M; Chapter 14 N; Chapter 15 O; Chapter 16 P; Chapter 17 Q; Chapter 18 R; Chapter 19 S; Chapter 20 T; Chapter 21 U; Chapter 22 V; Chapter 23 W; Chapter 24 X; Chapter 25 Y; Chapter 26 Z;

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Biography

Rosalind Fergusson is a freelance lexicographer.