The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author(s): Jennifer Speake

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Containing over 8,000 entries, 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 language of origin, spelling variants, and its sense and use in English. From expressions such as ab origine, a cappella, and nouvelle cuisine, to futon, pot-pourri, and tamagotchi.

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PREFACE; PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE; DICTIONARY; APPENDIX

General Fields

  • : 9780198610519
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 0.366
  • : March 2005
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Jennifer Speake
  • : 523
  • : 413
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback