A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English / Edition 8

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Overview

Eric Honeywood Partridge, renowned philologist, etymologist and lexicographer, dedicated his life to the study of language but it is for his work on slang, and in particular for his flagship dictionary, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, that he is most widely remembered and admired. Now for the first time from Routledge, the eighth, and current, edition of Partridge's renowned dictionary is available in paperback. Originally published in 1984, this edition was published posthumously but had been worked upon by Partridge until six weeks before his death. Its place in the history of the lexicography of slang is assured as the last edition to feature original work by Partridge himself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415291897
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1432
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface to the 8th Edition xiii
Preface to the 1st Edition xvii
Acknowledgements xxi
Arrangement within Entries xxiii
Dating xxv
Bibliographical Abbreviations xxvii
Abbreviations and Signs xxxiii
The Dictionary 1
Appendix 1373
Evolution of the phonetic alphabet
Army slang in the South African War
Association football
Australian surfing slang
Australian underworld terms current in 1975
Back slang
Bird-watchers' slang
Body
Canadian adolescents' slang
Charterhouse
Chow-chow
Clergymen's diction in the Church of England
Cockney catch-phrases
Cockney speech
Colston's
Constables
Crown and Anchor
To die
Drinks, Drunkenness
Drop a brick
Drugs
Dupes
Echoism in slang
Ejaculations
Epithets and adverbial phrases
Eton
Euphemisms
Felsted
Food
Fools' errands
Fops and gallants
Grafters' and market-traders' slang
Gremlins
Guard-room
Harlots
Harrow
Harry
Hauliers' slang
Hooligan
Imperial Service College
Initials for names
Interpolation
ITMA
Jazz terms
Jive and swing
Kibosh
Kilroy was here
King's Own Schneiders
Know
Korean War slang
Long time no see!
Loo
Lovers' acronyms
Mah-Jong
Mans
Men
Miscellanea
Mock auction slang
Money
Moving-picture slang
Nicknames
O.K.
Occupational names
Ocker
'Oxford-er(s)'
Paint the town red
Parlyaree
Pie in the sky
Pip-squeak
Prisoner-of-war slang
Public and Grammar
School slang in 1968
Railwaymen's slang and nicknames
Regional names
Rhodesian Army slang current in 1976
'Rhubarb'
Rogues and beggars in C. 18
Shelta
Shortenings
Spanglish
Stonyhurst
Strine
Surnames, truncated
Swahili
Tavern terms in C. 17
Tiddlywinks
Tombola
Two-up
Verbs in C. 18 slang
War slang, 1939-46
Westminster
Winchester
Women in C. 18 slang
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