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The Slang Dictionary: Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and 'Fast' Expressions of High and Low Society
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (356 pages)
Year: (1865) 2007
This fascinating book contains a comprehensive dictionary of slang words and phrases in use in mid-Victorian England, as well as a history of slang and cant. There are also chapters on 'Back Slang' - the secret language of London costermongers, and also 'Cockney Rhyming Slang', with glossaries of words and phrases used.
Published in 1865, this is a very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics.
A digital version of the original book, in PDF format is now fully searchable, and can be viewed on any computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text