By Eric Partridge
The definitive paintings on slang and unconventional English, this version is absolutely revised and up-to-date by means of Paul Beale and comprises a few 500 new entries. The dictionary provides a completely documented account of English slang over 4 centuries and should entertain and tell all fans of the English language.
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Admiral of the blue . A publican; a tapster: ca. 1730–1860. ) admiral of the narrow seas . 17–mid-19. ) See TAVERN TERMS, §7. admiral of the red . 19, mainly nautical. : admiral of the white . 19–early 20. Never very much used. Admiral’s broom . 20. In Mar. 1967 Mr Ramsey Spencer writes, ‘This goes back to the Dutch Admiral Martin Tromp (the elder), who beat the English Fleet under Blake at the Battle of Dungeness in Nov. 1652. The Encyclopedia Britannica says that the statement that he sailed up the Channel with a broom at his masthead in token of his ability to sweep the seas is probably mythical.
1870–1940, applied to an actor who tried hard and selfishly for laughs and for rounds of applause: theatrical. Michael Warwick in the Stage, 3 Oct. 1968. actor’s Bible , the. : ca. 1860–1918. ) A fling at sacred matters prompted by the sensation caused by Essays and Reviews . actressy . 19–20. Edward Shanks, The Enchanted Village, 1933. actual , the. Money, collectively, esp. 19–20. At this word, F. & H. has an admirable essayette on, and list of English and foreign synonyms for, money. In 1890 there were at least 130 English, 50 French synonyms.
Adjie . 20. , 1942. adjutant’s at . ‘A blonde member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service’: army: WW2. P-G-R. adjutant’s gig . (Military) a roller, esp. that of the barracks: ca. 1870–1914. adjutant’s nightmare . ‘A confidential Army Telephone Book: Army Officers’: 1916–18. B. , ‘Very complicated and frequently revised’. Adkins’s Academy . A certain London house of correction: c. (—1823); † by 1860. Bee. admen . ) Advertising managers of periodicals and large firms; executive employees of advertising agencies: since ca.
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms, and Such Americanisms As Have Been Naturalised by Eric Partridge