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The Oxford dictionary of modern slang

Author: John Ayto; J A Simpson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here are over 5,000 slang words and phrases common to 20th-century English, providing a comprehensive and highly engaging guide to the most outspoken corner of our language. Unlike most such dictionaries this volume is organized thematically. Within each section the words are listed chronologically, starting with the century's earliest words and phrases and progressing right through to the present day, thus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Ayto; J A Simpson
ISBN: 0198610521 9780198610526
OCLC Number: 57006250
Description: 324 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Responsibility: John Ayto, John Simpson.
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Here are over 5,000 slang words and phrases common to 20th-century English, providing a comprehensive and highly engaging guide to the most outspoken corner of our language. Unlike most such dictionaries this volume is organized thematically. Within each section the words are listed chronologically, starting with the century's earliest words and phrases and progressing right through to the present day, thus illuminating the development of slang and colloquial language over the last hundred years. Word origins and other interesting features of usage are given wherever possible, as are illustrative quotations from a wide range of authors. A comprehensive A-Z index lists all words included in the dictionary, so you can find a particular word quickly. From five-finger discount to forty-rod whiskey, this is an authoritative and up-to-date record of slang throughout the English language.

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