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The Oxford Dictionary of New Words By Sara Tulloch

The Oxford Dictionary of New Words

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In the OXFORD REFERENCE series, the second edition of this dictionary lists around 2,000 words and phrases prominent in the media or the public eye in the 1980s and 1990s. Each entry contains the meaning of the word, illustrated by quotations, the date of the earliest recorded usage, and the circumstances in which the word entered popular usage.
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The Oxford Dictionary of New Words Summary

The Oxford Dictionary of New Words by Sara Tulloch

This edition presents Oxford's latest research into new words in the language, telling the story of around 2000 words and phrases prominent in the media or the public eye in the 1980s and 1990s. Covering words from all around the English-speaking world, it includes articles on Aga saga, Archie, Britpop, car bra, ecological footprint, feminazi, Japanimation, loved-up, mosh, Olestra, pink pound, waitron, youthism and zaitech. Each article explains the meaning of the word and uncovers the history behind its origin and use. The date of the earliest recorded usage of each word is given, along with any new derivatives it has generated. About 70 per cent of the articles are new to this edition, and 30 per cent are revised or newly-written articles for words in the first edition which are still sufficiently prominent to warrant attention or which have acquired a new focus in recent years. Graphic icons are used throughout the text to show the areas of life in which each word is used, with icons ranging from business, the environment, health and computing, to popular culture, people and society, leisure and lifestyle, and sport. The book is written in a popular style to appeal to anyone who is interested in words and the language. It should also be useful for journalists and other writers.

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About Sara Tulloch

About the Editors:
Elizabeth Knowles is Managing Editor in the Quotation dictionaries group, and Julia Elliott is Senior Editor in the Thesauruses group, both at Oxford University Press, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Guide to the pronunciations and icons used; Introduction (how to use the dictionary); A-Z articles.

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Words by Sara Tulloch
Sara Tulloch
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