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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins By Julia Cresswell (Freelance)

Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

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The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged by theme, from food to phobias, and from universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, including dates of origin and an account of each word's derivation, it is an irresistible collection and the perfect gift for word lovers.
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins by Julia Cresswell (Freelance)

Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning 'whale horse'. The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged across 100 wide-ranging themes, from food to phobias, from the universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, it is an irresistible collection of word histories, including dates of origin and an authoritative account of each word's derivation. Beautifully produced and attractively designed, this fascinating volume is a pleasure to browse. It also features a useful index so you can quickly find just the word you are looking for. It is the perfect gift for word lovers and for anyone with an interest in the English language.

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Wide-ranging... yet not overwhelming. Full of 'a-ha!' moments * THe Good Book Guide *
Small enough to carry with you wherever you, this beautiful hardback book offers a wonderland of insights into the words we use everyday with very little thought. * Skylightrain, *
would make an ideal and inexpensive present for anyone who loves words * Sue Magee, Bookbag *

About Julia Cresswell (Freelance)


Julia Cresswell is an experienced author and language researcher, having worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Books to her credit include Naming Your Baby: The Definitive Dictionary of First Names and The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Cliches.

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION; LIST OF SUBJECTS; LITTLE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF WORD ORIGINS; GLOSSARY

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins by Julia Cresswell (Freelance)
Julia Cresswell (Freelance)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2015-11-30
400
0199683638
9780199683635
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.