A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day

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Abbreviations

A.B.

Prof. Anthony Brown

abbr.

abbreviate(d), -ing

Adams

Franklin P. Adams (1881-1960), Baseball's Sad Lexicon, 1936 (?)

Am

John Russell Bartlett, Americanisms, 1848; 2nd edn, 1859; 4th ed., 1877

anon.

anonymous

Apperson

G.L. Apperson, English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1929

approx.

approximate(ly)

AS

Sidney J. Baker, Australia Speaks, 1953

Ashley

Prof. Leonard R.N. Ashley

Aus.

Australia(n)

Baker

Sidney J. Baker, Australian Slang, 1942; 3rd edn, 1943; revised ed., 1959

Bartlett

John Russell Bartlett, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 14th edn, 1968

Baumann

Heinrich Baumann, Londonismen, 1887

BE

B.E., Gent, Dictionary of the Canting Crew, 1698-9

Benham

Gurney Benham, Dictionary of Quotations, 1907, revised ed., 1948

Berrey

Lester V. Berrey and Melvin Van Den Bark, The American Thesaurus of Slang, 1942

B.G.T.

Miss Betty G. Trew

B & L

A. Barrère and C.G. Leland, Dictionary, 2 vols, 1889-90

Bowen

F. Bowen, Sea Slang, 1929

B & P

John Brophy and Eric Partridge, Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-18, 1930; 3rd edn, 1931; republished as The Long Trail, 1965

B.P.

Barry Prentice

Brit.

British

BQ

Burton Stevenson, Book of Quotations, 5th edn, 1946

Brewer

E.C. Brewer, Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, revised and enlarged edn, 1952

Brophy

John Brophy, English Prose, 1932

C

century

c.

circa (about the year-)

Can.

Canada; Canadian

cf

compare

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the First Edition ix
  • Introduction to the First Edition x
  • Modifications of the Original Introduction xii
  • Acknowledgments to the First Edition xiv
  • Preface to the Second Edition xvi
  • Acknowledgments to the Second Edition xix
  • Abbreviations xxi
  • A 1
  • B 25
  • C 42
  • D 60
  • E 79
  • F 85
  • G 96
  • H 114
  • I 136
  • J 178
  • K 181
  • L 186
  • M 200
  • N 212
  • O 228
  • P 240
  • Q 251
  • R 253
  • S 261
  • T 289
  • U 323
  • V 326
  • W 328
  • X 360
  • Y 361
  • Z 384
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