McGraw-Hill's Essential American Slang

Paperback | January 28, 2008

byRichard Spears

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Understand American English better by mastering its slang

This authoritative reference offers thousands of American English slang expressions. Entries include definitions and examples of slang used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Slang Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the media, at work, around the house, and in everyday conversations. This knowledge will help you comprehend English as it is spoken in the United States and add variety to your word usage.

Inside you will find:

  • 2,000 entries with examples of everyday usage
  • The latest slang used in the American lexicon
  • Fun illustrations that show the humor of taking expressions too literally

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Understand American English better by mastering its slangThis authoritative reference offers thousands of American English slang expressions. Entries include definitions and examples of slang used in context. With help from McGraw-Hill's Essential American Slang Dictionary, you will become familiar with English as it is used in the med...

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D. is a former reference editor and linguistics Professor at Northwestern University, who has written more than 150 dictionaries. He has a particular expertise in phrasal dictionaries.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.57 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071497854

ISBN - 13:9780071497855

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PrefaceTerms and SymbolsAbout this DictionaryDictionaryAppendix