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£11.99

Paperback

Published: 22 July 2021

528 Pages

196x129mm

ISBN: 9780198868750


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Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Third Edition

Julia Cresswell

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Uncovers the origins of over 3,000 words and phrases
  • Over 190 new entries including bug, goldilocks, heterogenous, stonking, upholstery, and wicket
  • Expressions from other languages and other broad topic areas are explored in 22 feature panels. 5 of these are new to this edition, and cover acronyms, blends, Oceanian words, and eponyms from people and places
  • Draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research and language monitoring
  • Includes an extended introduction on the history of the English language
  • Authority matched with accessibility

New to this Edition:

  • Over 190 new entries including bug, goldilocks, heterogenous, stonking, upholstery, and wicket
  • Includes 5 new feature panels which cover acronyms, word blends, Oceanian words, and eponyms from people and places

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