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2 edition of dictionary of R.A.F. slang found in the catalog.

dictionary of R.A.F. slang

Eric Partridge

dictionary of R.A.F. slang

with an introductory essay.

by Eric Partridge

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Published by Michael Joseph in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination64p. ;
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16006470M

    Buy A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang By Edited by Julian Franklyn, in Very Good condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in Australia. ISBN: ISBN BOOK EXCERPT: 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.

    Looking at contemporary slang, this book is packed with words and phrases made famous, infamous or fashionable by films, TV, novels, magazines and pop songs - from thieves' cant to Cockney rhyming slang, American street cred rap to yuppie acronyms. This book is it. The dictionary begins with a quasi-scholarly assessment of slang then moves on to a standard A to Zed listings of French slang words. Each word is given with a "dictionary" definition and its slang renderings are given in the examples sentences. These example sentences, by .

    r.a.f. slang Stit,—In your issue dated 'Febru Mr. Tangye reviews "A Dictionary of R.A.F. Slang," by Eric Partridge., I have not seen this book, but I cannot think that either Mr. Tangye or the author can possibly justify the inclusion of the term " scrub," meaning " to cancel," in a collection of R.A.F. slang. Book Description. This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang.


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Eric Partridge () was a New Zealand lexicographer of the English language. He served in the Australian infantry during WWI, during which time he developed an interest in military slang. Inhe wrote The Dictionary of RAF Slang after working for the air force, and wrote a total of over forty books about the English language over the course of his lifetime/5(90).

A Dictionary of RAF Slang book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Drop your visiting cards, put aside your beer-lever, stop being /5. Inhe wrote The Dictionary of RAF Slang after working for the air force, and wrote a total of over forty books about the English language over the course of his lifetime.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed/5(92). The Dictionary of RAF Slang is a funny and fascinating insight into the lives of our RAF heroes, in a time gone by. Category: A Dictionary Of R A F Slang By Eric Partridge.

A dictionary of R. slang by Eric Partridge; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Air pilots, Military, Dictionaries, English language, Great Britain.

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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. The Dictionary. The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language.

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A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinkers' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland Ballantyne Press, - Cant. An informal term that stands for or means something else than its literal meaning; a shorter way to say a word or phrase.

Now for the first time, this important reference is available in paperback. Originally published inthis dictionary was published posthumously but had been worked upon by Partridge until six weeks before his death.

As the last edition to feature original work by Partridge himself, its place in the history of the lexicography of slang is assured.5/5(3). A Dictionary of Forces’ Slang. A Dictionary of RAF Slang. Michael Joseph, ; new edition with an introduction by Russell Ash, Pavilion Books, ISBN ; Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang.

Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (). Reprint: Greenwich House, New York, ISBN In the early s magistrates in the Australian colonies were often frustrated by the language used by reoffending convicts to disguise their criminal activities and intensions. Convict clerk James Hardy Vaux came up with a useful idea: a dictionary of slang and other terms used by convicts.

And so, inhe compiled what was to be Australia’s first published dictionary. With words such. Moving on to your second book, Eric Partridge’s Slang To-day and Yesterday which was published in Eric Partridge was the leading English language slang lexicographer of the 20th century.

His Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English appeared in and editions continued to appear until the posthumous edition of Partridge cut his lexicographical teeth inwhen he.

For slang and expressions defined in a regional manner, you should get thee to a reference library and ask for The Dictionary of American Regional English or the Oxford English Dictionary (which often ignores American regional slang.) Lastly, there are a ton of slang books on the market and you need to find one that provides the dates the term.

The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English presents all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. Containing o entries, this concise new edition of the authoritative work details the slang and unconventional English of from around the English-speaking world sinceand through.

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of: The new dictionary of American slang. c Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera.Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. First published in"A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon and Cant" includes definitions for a wide range of contemporary slang-English words, as well as those relating to American, Anglo-Indian slang, pidgin English, "gypsies' jargon", and other interesting contemporary phraseology.