Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

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With more than 7, 000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. qThorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread.q Daily Telegraphbumbassbumbass, bum-ass n British an unpleasant and/or obnoxious person. ... to Somerset Maugham, quoted in John Pearsona#39;s biography, 1966) bumfluffbumfluff n British light facial hair on a pubescent boy. ... British a male homosexual, in playground usage bumpbump1 vb 1a. to remove someone surreptitiously from aanbsp;...

Title:Dictionary of Contemporary Slang
Author:Tony Thorne
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2014-02-27


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