Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins

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The first Edition of the Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins detailed the fascinating and little known stories behind thousands of words and phrases that we use every day. In this new edition, William and Mary Morris update and expand their classic work to keep pace with our ever changing language.

New entries include:

New trends--crack, glitch, greenmail, Harrier attack airplanes Foreign terms--falafel, geisha, jihad, paparazzi People--batman, dead end kid, Dutch uncle, hatchet man, Young Turks Given names--Chester, Edith, Jennifer and others Food--Adam and Eve on a raft, alligator pear, grapefruit, Harriet Lane Sports--box score, cheese champions, full court press and many more

Throughout the Morris's present the histories of intriguing expressions in an eminently entertaining and readable fashion.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1988
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780060158620
006015862X
Branch Call Number: 422.03 MOR 1988
Characteristics: xiv, 669 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Morris, Mary 1913-

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