Shorter Slang Dictionary

By Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

Edited by Rosalind Fergusson

© 1993 – Routledge

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780415088664
pub: 1993-12-02
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About the Book

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.

About the Authors/Editor

Rosalind Fergusson is a freelance lexicographer.

Subject Categories

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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REFERENCE / General