Brewer's Dictionary of 20th-century Phrase and Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of 20th-century Phrase and Fable

Book - 1992
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A contemporary version of the classic compendium first published in 1870. This entirely new version provides succinct yet substantial definitions of 8,000 words and phrases coined since 1900, many of which are idiomatic Briticisms or Americanisms. You can call it hep or you can call it hip, it's "probably from the West African Wolof word hipi, meaning to open one's eyes." Acidic paper. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1992, c1991.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780395616499
Branch Call Number: Ref 803 Bre
Characteristics: 662 p. ; 24 cm.


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