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The Dictionary of contemporary slang

The Dictionary of contemporary slang

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and revised by Jonathan Green ; illustrations by Chris Burke.
ContributionsGreen, Jonathon, 1948-
The Physical Object
Paginationxi,355p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21278302M
ISBN 100330324578
OCLC/WorldCa60058810

1. Belonging to the same period of time: 2. Of about the same age. 3. Current; modern: contemporary trends in design. 4. A person of the present age. An informal term that stands for or means something else than its literal meaning; a shorter way to say a word or phrase often using references as a means of comparison or showing likeness. some modern slang has endured over the decades since its inception (i.e. cool) and some will only last a few years before being rendered obsolete or.

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. Welcome to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online Longman Diccionario Conciso (English–Latin American Spanish) Longman English–Japanese Dictionary Longman English–Korean Dictionary. Word of the day intrude to interrupt someone or become involved in their private affairs, in an annoying and unwanted way. Air.

The first dictionary of English slang is said to be Thomas Harman's A Caveat or Warening for Commen Cursetors, published in Characteristically individual, slang often incorporates elements of the jargons of special-interest groups (e.g., professional, sport, . Buy Dictionary of Contemporary Slang 3rd Revised edition by Thorne, Tony (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6).


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