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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Over 6000 slang words and phrases

John Ayto, John Simpson

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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 lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Dr John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer and author of many language titles, including the Oxford Essential Guide to the English Language, the Longman Register of New Words, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins, Twentieth Century Words, and Wobbly Bits and Other Euphemisms. He is also editor of the latest edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Dr John Simpson is Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, author of a number of books, and a leading expert on English slang.


Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber John Ayto, John Simpson
Seitenzahl 408
Erscheinungsdatum 11.02.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-19-923205-5
Reihe Oxford Quick Reference
Verlag Oxford University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/13/3,8 cm
Gewicht 314 g
Auflage 2 Revised edition


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