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Bloomsbury dictionary of word origins

John Ayto

Bloomsbury dictionary of word origins

by John Ayto

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Published by Bloomsbury in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesDictionary of word origins
    StatementJohn Ayto.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1580 .A96 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination582 p. ;
    Number of Pages582
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL296685M
    ISBN 100747507414
    LC Control Number97202949

    Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.   John Atyo is a writer and lexicographer. He is the author (with Ian Crofton) of Brewer’s Britain and Ireland. His authorial credits include The Oxford Dictionary of Slang, The Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins, Twentieth Century Words, and Dictionary of Word Origins. He was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to : Arcade.

    The Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition: Oxford University Press, This is the reference source on word origin. It is several volumes long; for each word, it provides the definitions, the etymology, and several examples of historical usage which show how the word has changed over time. Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origin. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins: the Histories of Over 8, Words Explained by Ayto, John. , Bloomsbury Pub Ltd. ISBN Price: $

      Dr John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer and author of many language titles, including the Oxford Essential Guide to the English Language, the Longman Register of New Words, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins, Twentieth Century /5(25). Bloomsbury Group definition: a group of writers, artists, and intellectuals living and working in and around | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.


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