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Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume I: A-G

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The only historical dictionary of slang -- spanning three hundred years of slang use in America.
Hardcover, 1080 pages
Published June 7th 1994 by Random House Reference
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Carrie
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Lighter, J. (1994). Random house historical dictionary of american slang. Random House.

Carrie Gupton

Type: Dictionary

Call Number: REF 973

Description: This is an excellent, comprehensive work. The entries include obscure words and phrases that most people have never heard of, as well as common terms with all their subtle shades of meaning.

Review: Booklist review. (1994, October 1). Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com/Random-...

Scope: This book is 1006 pages and covers approximately
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John T. Hickey
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This work-in-progress applies thorough scholarship, in the matter of the Oxford English Dictionary, to US popular speech, especially to the words we don't like to acknowledge that we use or used, like N***r. Use it as an entertaining look at our linguistic past, or for insights into our prejudices
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