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By Eric Partridge

ISBN-10: 0203379985

ISBN-13: 9780203379981

ISBN-10: 0415065682

ISBN-13: 9780415065689

The definitive paintings on slang and unconventional English, this version is absolutely revised and up-to-date by means of Paul Beale and comprises a few 500 new entries. The dictionary provides an absolutely documented account of English slang over 4 centuries and may entertain and tell all fans of the English language.

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Burchfield, New Statesman, 17 Mar. 1966. advertisement conveyancers . Sandwich men: London society: ca. 1883–5. ) Coined by Gladstone and ridiculed by Society. advertising . 20. ’ Abbr. selfadvertising . Adzooks ! A coll. 19. e. < previous page page_6 next page > < previous page page_7 next page > Page 7 God’s hooks >‘d’s hooks > ads-hooks > Adzooks. Cf. v. æger . A medical certificate; a degree taken by one excused for illness (1865): coll. >, by 1890, j. Ex œgrotat (—1794), the same—though always j.

1945. Admiralty ham . 19–20. Bowen. Admiralty-made coffin . An A rmed Merchant C ruiser; collectively, such ships formed the Suicide Squadron: RN: WW2. Many were sunk during the first two or three years of WW2. ) admiration . Abbr. 20. mainly printers’, publishers’, authors’: rare. ado . See dead for ado; once for ado. adod ! Var. of adad! Adonee . :? ca. 1550–1890; B. , vaguely classifying as ‘old cant’. Ex the Hebrew. adonis . A kind of wig: ca. 1760–1800: coll. E. Cf. Adonis (1765+), a beau.

V. F. & H. adduces also ack-pirate and ack-riff . i. Admit, acknowledge: adopted, ex US,—1883 (Sala); ob. by 1930. , Thornton). acky . Dirty; nasty: mostly childish and domestic: prob. dial. 20. ‘Ugh! Nasty! Acky! ’ Perhaps prompted by cacky . )—2. See Akky. acorn . See horse foaled by an… < previous page page_4 next page > < previous page page_5 next page > Page 5 acquaintance . See scrape acquaintance. acquire . 20. , for it is used joc. :—2. To obtain illicitly or deviously: army euph. : WW2.

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