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The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199543700
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727719 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199543700.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney ‘abaht’ to the American term ‘zowie’, this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang is a fascinating and entertaining collection, packed with illustrative quotations and providing full details of origins and dates of first printed use. The text contains expressions from around the English-speaking world such as ‘dork’ and ‘cockamamie’ (North America) and ‘giggle-house’ and ‘Jimmy Woodser’ (Australia).

Book.  6004 pages.  276587 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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abaht in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Abdul <i>noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Abo <i>adjective and noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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abso-bloody-lutely <i>adverb</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Abyssinia <i>noun jocular</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Acapulco gold <i>noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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acca <i>noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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accident <i>noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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according <i>adjective</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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account <i>noun</i> in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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