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Published: 30 October 2014

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780199683635

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Chapter 1

Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Edited by Julia Cresswell

  • Features 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 you find the words you are looking for
  • An attractive and accessible design makes this an excellent gift and a pleasure to browse