Twentieth century words

By Ayto, John

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ISBN
978-0-19860-230-9
Publisher
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.


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Reviewed on November 15, 1999

Ayto, the author of The Longman Register of New Words and The Oxford Dictionary of Slang, presents "the most salient" new English (British and U.S.) words and word meanings from the 20th century. Based on The Oxford English Dictionary and its supplements, entries include the date of the word's earliest appearance in the OED, a definition, and examples of usage. Words are arranged by decade, which is fine in theory but problematic in practice: had Ayto traced linguisti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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