American Slang 4e

Paperback | August 19, 2008

byBarbara Ann Kipfer

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$24.99

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 jokeThis 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...

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 ...

other books by Barbara Ann Kipfer

14,000 Things to Be Happy About.: Newly Revised and Updated
14,000 Things to Be Happy About.: Newly Revised and Upd...

Paperback|Oct 21 2014

$11.51 online$14.95list price(save 23%)
Roget's International Thesaurus, 7th Edition
Roget's International Thesaurus, 7th Edition

Paperback|Aug 2 2011

$18.86 online$24.99list price(save 24%)
see all books by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Format: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 4e

Reviews