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By Eric Partridge

ISBN-10: 0203379985

ISBN-13: 9780203379981

ISBN-10: 0415065682

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The definitive paintings on slang and unconventional English, this variation is absolutely revised and up to date by means of Paul Beale and comprises a few 500 new entries. The dictionary provides a completely documented account of English slang over 4 centuries and may entertain and tell all enthusiasts of the English language.

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Simple acronyms. adrift . ). Nautical. E. has ‘I’ll turn ye adrift, a Tar-phrase, I’ll prevent ye doing me any harm’; Bowen records the third sense. In the’absent without leave’ nuance, it has, since ca. —2. 20. —3. (Of kit) missing: id. ‘If there’s anything adrift it will come off your slop chit, nobody else’s. ’ (Heart). See also quot’n at knickers in a twist for its application to people. ) ’Ads . God’s: a coll. 17–early 19. Congreve, Smollett. OED. Adullamites . As a political nickname, recorded as early as 1834, but made current in 1866 for a group of seceding Liberals; by 1870, any obstructionists of their own party.

20. g. 20. )—2. As the Ac, the Royal Academy: artists’: ca. 1870–1940. Ware. academic nudity . ‘Appearance in public without cap or gown’ (Ware): Oxford University:—1909; † by 1921. academician . A harlot: ca. 1760–1820. Ex academy, a brothel: c. 17–18. 19, academy=a thieves’ school: cf. Fagan in Oliver Twist . 19–20, academy is also a hard-labour prison and (—1823) its inmates are academicians. Bee. academics . (University) cap and gown: from ca. 1820; ob. Coll. ; the j. would be academicals .

As the Ac, the Royal Academy: artists’: ca. 1870–1940. Ware. academic nudity . ‘Appearance in public without cap or gown’ (Ware): Oxford University:—1909; † by 1921. academician . A harlot: ca. 1760–1820. Ex academy, a brothel: c. 17–18. 19, academy=a thieves’ school: cf. Fagan in Oliver Twist . 19–20, academy is also a hard-labour prison and (—1823) its inmates are academicians. Bee. academics . (University) cap and gown: from ca. 1820; ob. Coll. ; the j. would be academicals . Academite . 19.

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