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The Routledge dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell; Eric Partridge
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, [England] ; New York : Routledge, ©2008.
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In this work, the author "collects slang used in the United States since 1945, recording and celebrating the language of beats, hipsters, hippies, pimps and hookers, druggies, surfers, Valley Girls, dudes, truck drivers, computer hackers, punks, ravers, soldiers, gay men and lesbians, prisoners, sex dancers, and more. Citations from popular literature bring entries to life, illustrating the social fabric from which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Dalzell; Eric Partridge
ISBN: 9780415371827 0415371821 9780203895139 0203895134
OCLC Number: 192042195
Notes: Rev. ed of: Dictionary of slang and unconventional English / by E. Partridge. 8th ed.1984.
Description: viii, 1104 p. ; 27 cm.
Contents: List of contributors Preface Acknowledgments Entries A-Z Numeric Slang
Other Titles: Dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English
Responsibility: edited by Tom Dalzell.
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A dictionary of modern American Slang. It includes 25,000 entries, which are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature,  Read more...

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