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Shorter Slang Dictionary

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Shorter Slang Dictionary by Paul Beale
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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.

Author Biography

Rosalind Fergusson is a freelance lexicographer.
Release date NZ
December 2nd, 1993
Contributors
Edited by Rosalind Fergusson Introduction by Eric Partridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
140x216x20
ISBN-13
9780415088664
Product ID
3909048

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