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The Dictionary of American Slang

by Robert L. Chapman

  • 256 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Collins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Slang,
  • General,
  • English Language Dictionaries,
  • Reference,
  • Word Lists,
  • Dictionaries,
  • United States,
  • Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang,
  • Reference / Word Lists,
  • Dictionaries - General,
  • Americanisms,
  • English language

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages640
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9245637M
    ISBN 10006270107X
    ISBN 109780062701077

    Dictionary of Afro-American Slang book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Since the days of slavery, when the conversations /5. Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang (Vol 3: P-Z) by Jonathan E. Lighter, June , Reference Publications edition, Hardcover in English.

      For the on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana From "head trip" to "foot in mouth," American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as "catch some rays" and "take the fifth" to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's Pages: The Cassell Dictionary of Slang [RBB My 15 99] remains the most extensive one-volume slang dictionary, but NTC's Dictionary will be a popular purchase in public, high-school, and academic libraries. From Book News, Inc.: Concise explanations of 8, contemporary slang and colloquial expressions. Each entry features examples of expressions in.

    A Dictionary Of American Slang by Weseen, Maurice H and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AMERICAN SLANG - The highly colored, many-flavored words and expressions of every sector of our national life--the beat generation, Madison Avenue, the underworld, prizefighters, teenyboppers, addicts, astronauts, soda jerks, and hobos/5(11).


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Originally published inThe Dictionary of American Slang is widely regarded as the standard in its field. Expanded and completely updated, this third edition contains more t terms of representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from the most widely acceptable to the taboo, and covering all periods of American history -- from the gypsies, soldiers, railroad workers and Cited by: Dollars to doughnuts, your reference shelf lacks a good slang dictionary, and that's a fine r you're a stuffy writer looking to gussy up your prose, a poindexter who thinks studying dictionaries is the cat's pajamas, or a muttonheaded fogey hoping to get a clue, Robert Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang fills the bill.

Containing more t terms/5. McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions: The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos (McGraw-Hill ESL References) Richard Spears.

out of 5 stars Hardcover. $/5(35). More than brand-new slang terms and familiar expressions that have acquired new meanings appear in the supplement. Altogether the volume contains more t definitions.5/5. McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions: The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos (McGraw-Hill ESL References) Richard Spears.

out of 5 stars Hardcover. $ Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms Marvin Terban. /5(35). McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions: The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos (McGraw-Hill ESL References) Richard Spears.

out of 5 stars Hardcover. $Cited by:   In this work, Major revises his earlier Dictionary of Afro-American Slang (LJ 2/1/71) to The Dictionary of American Slang book current and historical slang.

This dictionary is a comprehensive study covering use by gangs, musicians, prisoners, and pimps and prostitutes; in street culture and youth culture; and in /5(12).

More bling for the buck. The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use. This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more t slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta Cited by: 5.

Learn more about slang in popular culture and find links to online American slang dictionaries. Started inThe Online Slang Dictionary is the eldest slang dictionary on the web. We bring you more t real definitions for o slang words and phrases.

You'll find more than 5, citations from TV shows, movies, news publications, and other sources. Originally published inThe Dictionary of American Slang is widely regarded as the standard in its field.

Expanded and completely updated, this third edition contains more t terms of representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from the most widely acceptable to the taboo, and covering all periods of American history -- from the gypsies, soldiers,/5.

AMERICAN SLANG WORDS AND PHRASES (To) ace (v.): To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. "Robert aced his physics exam." A-Game: One’s best self, often in relation to a competition.

“I’ll bring my A-game” All-ears: When someone says "I'm all ears", they are telling you that they are listening to you, that they are giving you. With 1, new words and phrases, this abridged edition of the Dictionary of American Slang is the most buzzworthy, banging collection of colloquial American English--no joke.

This fully updated and abridged fourth edition of American Slang contains more than 1, new terms representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from yada yada yada to yo momma/5(14). Like everything else in the modern world, slang changes rapidly. This Third Edition, the first revision sincereflects the many changes in the vernacular the last decade has wrought, particularly those relevant to the advances in computer usage and consumer technology.

As in previous editions, pronunciations, examples of usage, and explanations of origin are s: 1. From cowpokes to cyber punks, from flappers to gangsta rappers, American Slang chronicles the ever-evolving, informal, unconventional language we use every day. Expanded and completely updated, this 2nd edition contains thousands of contemporary and traditional slang expressions, including the newest computer lingo and slang from the Internet/5.

Dictionary of American Slang provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots And make no mistakethis is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of the American language, in it's highly informal format known as "slang."Pages: The Dictionary of American Slang by Robert L.

Chapman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume III book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The only historical dicti Format: Hardcover. This book is an interesting dictionary of slang American English.

Most of the words are still used today. An example of the book beat it. Clear away; vamoose; depart. beat around the bush. To dodge the issue. beats the devil, the Dutch. Beats everything. beau, beau-lover. Suitor, lover. bedbug.

An amorous or uxorious person. bee in one's bonnet. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Book Description. The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups.

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including the Dictionary of American Slang (with Robert L. Chapman), The Order of Things, Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestsell Things to Be Happy received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University of : HarperCollins Publishers.Book Review Dollars to doughnuts, your reference shelf lacks a good slang dictionary, and that's a fine how-de-do.

Whether you're a stuffy writer looking to gussy up your prose, a poindexter who thinks studying dictionaries is the cat's pyjamas, or a muttonheaded fogy hoping to get a clue, Robert Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang fills the bill.