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By Barbara Ann Kipfer and Robert L. Chapman

ISBN-10: 006117646X

ISBN-13: 9780061176463

We know language adjustments speedily, yet to keep on with alongside calls for an ancient view. Chapman's Dictionary of yank Slang, Fourth version, presents simply what's had to hint the language of this present day again to its American roots. And make no mistake––this is a dictionary that's in basic terms American, where the place you could hint the improvement of the yankee language, in it is hugely casual layout referred to as "slang." a few could ask: "isn't the language altering so speedy that this e-book is old-fashioned the day on which it really is published?" even though it is correct that adjustments to the language, really slang, occur swifter and speedier within the digital age, nonetheless there's a position for an authoritative, well-known paintings that retains song of and compiles the language into an ancient record, as this dictionary does. it really is real that language adjustments in a short time; it is only as precise that cutting-edge slang should be forgotten the next day to come. In recording the altering language, and checking out what is the following to stick from what is coming and fast going, the Dictionary of yankee Slang serves an invaluable and demanding goal.

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But now we’re in my park (1963+) See ALL OVER THE MAP, IN THE BALLPARK ballpark figure (or estimate) n phr A rough numerical approximation: I’ d say forty, but that’s a ballpark figure (1960s+) balls interj An exclamation of incredulity, disappointment, or disgust ( 1940s+) n 1 The testicles (1300s+) 2 Courage; nerve; GUTS: They have balls but not soul/ I admire a woman with the balls to snowboard (1920s+) 3 Nonsense; POPPYCOCK • Frequently an interj of disbelief, contempt, etc: That story is just such patent balls that I’ve written a letter/ He was talking high-minded balls.

Html backassed modifier In a backward or awkward manner: Why would he attempt that in such a backassed way? backasswards adv ASS BACKWARDS backbencher n An occupant of a rear seat in a legislature; an obscure legislator • Still chiefly British: No one I know of in modern times has gone from being a backbencher to being this much in the center of things in that short a time (1874+ British) backbone n Integrity and courage; fortitude: If you had any backbone, you would deal with him backbreaker n A very difficult job or task; BALL-BUSTER, BITCH, PISSER ( 1900s+) back-burner modifier: a back-burner project v To put a project, idea, suggestion, etc, in reserve: Shall we just back-burner that one?

You fixed it? Awesome! html B b See SON OF A BITTCH 2 B n 1 Benzedrine™; BENNY (1950+) 2 BEE (1970s+) 3 The game of Frisbee (1990s+ Students) babe n A girl or woman, esp a sexually desirable one; CHICK, DOLL • Used almost entirely by men and considered offensive by many women; strong resurgence of use in the 1990s (1915+) babelicious adj Very sexually attractive: Beyonce is connected with the word babelicious [1992; coined in the film Wayne’s World] babe magnet or chick magnet n A male or one of his possessions that attracts females, esp beautiful ones: The 350Z is definitely a babe magnet baboon n An uncouth or stupid person: Outta my way, you baboon!

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