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The Slang Dictionary - Etymological, Historical and Anecdotal - A New Edition - Revised and Corrected, With Many Additions.

Anon

First published in 1873, this fascination volume contains a comprehensive dictionary of contemporary English slang and cant. It explores the common language of British back streets, looking at vulgar language, the secret dialect and symbolism of criminals and vagabonds, rhyming slang, and much more. This vintage book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the English language and its etymology, and it is not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "The History of Cant, or the Secret Language of Vagabonds", "Account of the Hieroglyphics used by Vagabonds", "A Short History of Slang, or the Vulgar Language of Fast Life", "Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words", "Some Account of the Back Slang", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Book Details

  • Publisher: White Press
  • Publish Date: Aug 10th, 2018
  • Pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.51in - 0.88in - 1.10lb
  • EAN: 9781528705868
  • Categories: DictionariesWord ListsLinguistics - Historical & Comparative
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