American Slang, 4th Edition by Barbara Ann KipferAmerican Slang, 4th Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer

American Slang, 4th Edition

byBarbara Ann Kipfer

Paperback | August 19, 2008

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.74 online 
$24.99 list price save 25%
Earn 94 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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 better resource for those who are curious about language, fascinated by counterculture, or just completely confused when other people talk.

Like previous editions, this edition features pronunciation guides, word origins, examples of appropriate usage as well as a helpful highlighting system that lets you know which terms should be used with caution, and never in polite company. Both an important archive of the way America is really talking and a lot of fun to read, American Slang will prove to be an invaluable companion in keeping up with the dauntingly jargon-filled, quickly evolving language of today.

About The Author

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D., is a lexicographer who has authored or compiled more than forty books, including theDictionary of American Slang(with Robert L. Chapman),The Order of Things,Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary, and the bestselling14,000 Things to Be Happy About. She received her doctorate in linguistics from England's University ...

Details & Specs

Title:American Slang, 4th EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.3 inPublished:August 19, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061179477

ISBN - 13:9780061179471

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of American Slang, 4th Edition

Reviews