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With 1,500 new words and phrases, this abridged edition of the Dictionary of American Slang is the most buzzworthy, banging collection of colloquial American English—no joke

This fully updated and abridged fourth edition of American Slang contains more than 1,500 new terms representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from "yada yada yada" to "yo momma." There's no
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Paperback, Abridged, 576 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by Collins Reference (first published September 16th 1987)
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Back in the day, Dr. Robert Chapman, the distinguished lexicographer and author of this book, was a professor of mine at Drew University. He was a kind and learned man with an encyclopedic knowledge of English literature and a deep love of words and their origins. He wore a deerstalker hat, a goatee, and rode around campus on a bicycle that seemed to have been manufactured many years before my time. I remember him fondly.

I am not sure if this dictionary would still be considered current -- slang
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Funny book
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Not as good as the international book of slang.
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Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer (born in 1954) is a lexicographer,as well as an archaeologist. She has written more than 60 books, including 14,000 Things to be Happy About (Workman), which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many Page-a-Day calendars. The 25th anniversary edition of the book was published in October 2014. She is the editor of Roget's International Thesaurus.

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