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A dictionary of historical slang / Eric Partridge
Bib ID 4399786
Format BookBook
Author
Partridge, Eric, 1894-1979
 
Edition Abridged ed. / abridged by Jacqueline Simpson. 
Description Harmondsworth, England : Penguin Books, c1972 
1064 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 014051046X
Series

Penguin reference books.

Summary

This book is an abridgement of the 1961 edition of Eric Partridge's A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, containing only those words and expressions which were already in use before the First World War, and which may therefore be considered as historical, rather than modern, slang. The process of abridgement has also entailed omitting solecisms, malapropisms and grammatical points recorded in the 1961 edition.

Subjects English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
Other authors/contributors Simpson, Jacqueline  |  Partridge, Eric, 1894-1979. Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Also Titled

Dict. historical slang

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