The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1104 pages
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English offers the ultimate record of modern American Slang.

The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer lively examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided.

This informative, entertaining and sometimes shocking dictionary is an unbeatable resource for all language aficionados out there.

 

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Contents

III
1
IV
30
V
159
VI
267
VII
334
VIII
348
IX
415
X
474
XVII
722
XVIII
791
XIX
795
XX
835
XXI
970
XXII
1022
XXIII
1028
XXIV
1034

XI
542
XII
585
XIII
603
XIV
638
XV
684
XVI
708
XXV
1067
XXVI
1068
XXVII
1075
XXVIII
1081
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About the author (2009)

Tom Dalzell is recognized as a leading expert on American slang. He is the author of Flappers to Rappers: American Youth Slang (Merriam-Webster, 1996) and The Slang of Sin (Merriam-Webster, 1998), both of which were alternate selections for the Book of the Month Club. He served as senior editor of The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Conventional English (Routledge, 2006). He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.

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