By Eric Partridge
The definitive paintings on slang and unconventional English, this variation is absolutely revised and up to date via Paul Beale and contains a few 500 new entries. The dictionary offers a completely documented account of English slang over 4 centuries and may entertain and tell all fans of the English language.
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Air disturber . A telegraphist rating: RN: since ca. 1930. ) Cf. such derogatory terms, as grub-spoiler, a Navy cook, and:air-flapper . 20. F. & G. air (one’s) heels . 19–early 20: s. >, by 1900, coll. air-hole . ‘A small public garden, gen. a dismally converted graveyard’: London Society: 1885–95. Ware ascribes it to the Metropolitan Public Gardens Assn. : cf. 20 city planners’ j. use of lung for a public park. Air House , the. The Air Ministry: RAF officers’: from ca. 1919. ) On the analogy of the army War House .
Ain’t it grand to be bloomin’ well dead ! p. current in the 1930s, from a Leslie Sarony song of the period. ) See DCpp . ain’t love grand ! p. adopted, ca. 1930, ex US; earlier in Aus. See DCpp . ain’t Nature grand (? p. 19– 20. ain’t you (or yer) wild yon (or ye’) cant get at it ? p. loudly and jeeringly intoned at young girls passing: Cockneys’: ca. 1910–30. ) See DCpp . ain’t you got no couf ? : mid-1970s. E. uncouth; the illiterate form is deliberate, clearly originated by the jocularly erudite.
In difficulties; at a disadvantage: ca. 1850–1900. against the grain . E. Ray, Swift, Dickens. ) Agamemnons , the Old. 19–20; ob. F. , ‘From their service with Nelson on board HMS Agamemnon, 1793–5’. agardente . 19–20. ) Ex Sp. agua ardiente, brandy. agate . 16–17; coll. E. Ex the tiny figures cut on agate seals. -age . A beatnik suffix, as in dressage (clothes)— understandage (understanding)— workage (employment): since ca. 1959. 19–20. ) See DCpp . age of miracles is past , the. A cynical cliché that, since ca.
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms, and Such Americanisms As Have Been Naturalised by Eric Partridge