From Bonbon to Cha-cha

From Bonbon to Cha-cha

Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

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With 6,000 detailed entries from aaIR to zut, this fascinating dictionary is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, entries provide details of the history of each word or phrase, including languageof origin, spelling variants, and its sense and use in English. New full-page feature panels provide fascinating extra information on language borrowing, including how specific languages have influenced particular areas of English. This edition includes 100 new entries including sudoku, uber, andcoitus interruptus, plus up-to-date coverage of words that have entered the English language in the 21st Century, including bruschetta, pashmina and galactico. Ideal for both reference and browsing, this is a perfect book for anyone wanting to uncover the richness of modern English.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780199543694
Characteristics: xiv, 411 p. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Delahunty, Andrew


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