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Published: 11 December 2014

496 Pages

5.9 x 3.9 inches

ISBN: 9780199683635


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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Edited by Julia Cresswell

  • Features over 1,000 words with interesting or surprising origins, such as pyramid, which might once have been a kind of cake, and boudoir, a "sulking place"
  • Engagingly written entries include discussion of phrases and quotations linked to the word as well as innovative contemporary uses
  • An index helps locate the words you are looking for
  • An attractive and accessible design
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