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Published: 09 October 2003

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198607519

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The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

John Ayto

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Highly readable. Lively and informed collection of rhyming slang
  • Arranged in 27 topics, including clothing, food and drink, sex, animals, and illness, to provide a coherent picture of the development and range of rhyming slang as applied to all areas of life
  • Charts the 150 year history of rhyming slang from its origins in 19th century cockney rhyming slang to modern popney rhyming slang
  • Full of exquisite detail and hundreds of illustrative examples complete with informed commentary
  • Written by a highly regarded linguistic, author of the popular Oxford Dictionary of Slang and Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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