Chapter

Other British General Slang Dictionaries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549375
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0005

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 Other British General Slang Dictionaries

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This chapter examines other British slang dictionaries of the period. Some dictionaries explain British slang to an American audience and others look back on the slang of bygone times. Several are derived from or intended to supplement Farmer and Henley. They include the first dictionary of rhyming slang.

Keywords: Britain; dictionary; cant; 19th century; England; Victorian; 20th century; Egan; rhyming slang

Chapter.  9513 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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