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A New Dictionary of Eponyms

Morton S. Freeman

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195093544
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891115 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195093544.001.0001
A New Dictionary of Eponyms

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This dictionary features the entertaining histories behind hundreds of eponyms, such as bowdlerize (from the censorious Thomas Bowdler), bikini from the atoll, and the Salisbury steak, a dish of hamburger and brown gravy named after James H. Salisbury, an English physician who promoted a diet of ground beef. There are hundreds more - discover to whom we owe the terms hooker, sideburn, zeppelin, the cardigan sweater, pamphlet, robot, and argyle socks.

Book.  402 pages.  102130 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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