The new partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional english pdf

A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a dictionary of slang originally compiled by the noted lexicographer of the English language, Eric Partridge. The first edition the new partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional english pdf published in 1937 and seven editions were eventually published by Partridge.


1990 Beale published an abridged version, Partridge’s Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. The dictionary was updated in 2005 by Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor as The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, and again in 2007 as The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, which has additional entries compared to the 2005 edition, but omits the extensive citations.

Partridge published seven editions of his “hugely influential” slang dictionary before his death in 1979. The dictionary was “regarded as filling a lexicographical gap” in the English language because it contained entries on words that had long been omitted from other works, such as the Oxford English Dictionary.

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