Eric Partridge's A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: PDF

By Eric Partridge

ISBN-10: 0203379985

ISBN-13: 9780203379981

ISBN-10: 0415065682

ISBN-13: 9780415065689

The definitive paintings on slang and unconventional English, this variation is totally revised and up-to-date through Paul Beale and comprises a few 500 new entries. The dictionary offers a completely documented account of English slang over 4 centuries and should entertain and tell all fanatics of the English language.

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French gen. general(ly); usual(ly) Ger. German Gr. Greek Ibid. in the same authority or book id. the same imm. immediate(ly) interj. interjection It. Italian j. e. technical(ity) joc. jocular(ly); humorous L. Latin lit. e. P. E. Middle English MN Merchant Navy military mainly army usage, perhaps including naval; cf. later ‘Services’ mod. modern n. noun N. North, in N. Africa; N. B. 20. E. e. before ca. 1150 ob. obsolescent (see note at Dating) occ. occasional(ly) on on the analogy of opp. opposite; as opposed to orig.

3. In have the screaming abdabs, to be in a state of enraged frustration: RN, MN: since ca. 1950. ) < previous page page_1 next page > < previous page page_2 next page > Page 2 abdar . 19–earlier 20. (B. ) Ex Hindustani for a water-carrier. abdominal , n. 20. P. Herbert, Holy Deadlock, 1934. abdominal crash . An aeroplane smash; a heavy fall: RFC: later WW1. (F. ) On gutser. Abdul . : from ca. 1915. (B. ) Ex frequency of Abdul as a Turkish name. abe . 20. — but on what? abel-whackets . See able-w(h)ackets.

19– 20; ob. —3. As aggie, a marble made of agate—or of something that, in appearance, resembles agate: children’s: since ca. 1880. Manchester Evening News, 27 Mar. —4. 20. Community Care, 12 June 1980. )—5. 19–20. Aggie-on-a-horse, or Aggie-on-horseback . 20. ) ‘Weston’ evokes the ‘Aggie’ of ‘Aggie Weston’s’, below. Aggie Weston’s . 19–20. :Aggie’s . 20. ‘These Rest Houses were founded by the late Dame Agnes Weston—the “Mother of the Navy”—at Portsmouth and Devonport’ (Granville). aggranoy or agronoy ; aggrovoke or agrovoke.

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