Modern Slang - Oxford Dictionary
Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. Now, in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang , John Ayto and John Simpson have gathered together a vibrant collection of over 6,000 slang terms, drawn from the vast Oxford English Dictionary database.
Each entry contains the headword, part of speech, and definition, and most also have illustrative examples of the term in context. Many entries contain labels indicating the social group or discipline from which a word derives--such as theatrical, military, or nautical--as well as the place where it originated. In addition, when the term has had more than one meaning, the various senses are listed chronologically.
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+ Over 6,000 slang words and phrases
+ Full information for each entry: definitions, origins, and the date of the first use in print
+ Wide coverage of the English-speaking world
+ Thousands of illustrative quotations from written sources
+ Covers slang from 1900 to the present day
+ Hundreds of additional headwords and senses to reflect new research and new terms
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