A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English / Edition 8

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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
  • 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
Canadian adolescents' slang
Clergymen's diction in the Church of England
Cockney catch-phrases
Cockney speech
Crown and Anchor
To die
Drinks, Drunkenness
Drop a brick
Echoism in slang
Epithets and adverbial phrases
Fools' errands
Fops and gallants
Grafters' and market-traders' slang
Hauliers' slang
Imperial Service College
Initials for names
Jazz terms
Jive and swing
Kilroy was here
King's Own Schneiders
Korean War slang
Long time no see!
Lovers' acronyms
Mock auction slang
Moving-picture slang
Occupational names
Paint the town red
Pie in the sky
Prisoner-of-war slang
Public and Grammar
School slang in 1968
Railwaymen's slang and nicknames
Regional names
Rhodesian Army slang current in 1976
Rogues and beggars in C. 18
Surnames, truncated
Tavern terms in C. 17
Verbs in C. 18 slang
War slang, 1939-46
Women in C. 18 slang
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