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Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Jonathan E. Lighter

Historical Dictionary of American Slang

by Jonathan E. Lighter

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Published by Oxford University Press .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages984
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10133673M
ISBN 100195174194
ISBN 109780195174199

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  ‎We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake––this is a dictionary that is purely 1/5(1). The first dictionary of English slang is said to be Thomas Harman's A Caveat or Warening for Commen Cursetors, published in Characteristically individual, slang often incorporates elements of the jargons of special-interest groups (e.g., professional, sport, .

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Volume 1 of the projected three-volume set covers A-G; volumes 2 (H-R) and 3 (S-Z) are scheduled for publication in andrespectively /5(12). The Historical Dictionary of American Slang, often abbreviated HDAS, is a dictionary of American first two volumes, Volume 1, A – G (), and Volume 2, H – O (), were published by Random House, and the work then was known as Historical Dictionary of American Slang book Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, sometimes abbreviated as volumes used the same ISBN, ISBN ; Publisher: Random House.

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Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang (Vol 3: P-Z) by Jonathan E. Lighter, JuneReference Publications edition, Hardcover in English.

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AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES (To) ace (v.): To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. "Robert aced his physics exam." A-Game: One’s best self, often in relation to a competition.

“I’ll bring my A-game” All-ears: When someone says "I'm all ears", they are telling you that they are listening to you, that they are giving you. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake––this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of the American language, in it's highly informal format known as "slang.".

Genre/Form: Reference works Dictionaries: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Random House historical dictionary of American slang. New York: Random House, © Learn more about slang in popular culture and find links to online American slang dictionaries.

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