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Dictionary of American slang

by Harold Wentworth

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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- United States -- Slang -- Dictionaries,
    • Americanisms -- Dictionaries

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statementcompiled and edited by Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner. With a supplement by Stuart Berg Flexner.
      ContributionsFlexner, Stuart Berg, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE3729.U5 W4 1966
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 718 p.
      Number of Pages718
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5528674M
      LC Control Number67003063

      slang (slăng) n. 1. A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect. 2. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon: thieves' slang. v. slanged, slanging, slangs Catch you on the flipside. Catch you on the flipside, it’s been real, check you later, and catch you on the rebound—the ‘70s were all about parting ways with hip style. Flipside alludes to the B-side of vinyl records, a common phrase propounded by radio DJs of the time. It could also have been inspired by the continued efforts in space travel, meaning "going one turn around the moon.".

        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. The first citation in the Historical Dictionary of American Slang is from Time to book this joint. Another edition of the same book from or earlier links it to boogie: book 3. [infl. by BOOG, BOOGIE, v.] to leave; to go fast; move along. – also constr. with “it”, “up”.

      The Dictionary of American Slang is a dictionary of slang edited by Stuart Flexner and Harold Wentworth, first published in by Thomas Crowell Company.. The first three editions (, , ) were edited by Flexner and Wentworth, while the third () and fourth editions () were largely reworked and edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer and Robert L. Chapman.   A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinkers' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseo (Paperback or Softback) by Barrere, Albert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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